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Castlevania Pixel Painting by RubiksPhoenix Castlevania Pixel Painting :iconrubiksphoenix:RubiksPhoenix 14 4 Legend of Zelda pixel painting by RubiksPhoenix Legend of Zelda pixel painting :iconrubiksphoenix:RubiksPhoenix 16 7 Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones portrait pixel painting by RubiksPhoenix Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones portrait pixel painting :iconrubiksphoenix:RubiksPhoenix 24 2 Joust Pixel Painting by RubiksPhoenix Joust Pixel Painting :iconrubiksphoenix:RubiksPhoenix 1 0 Link Holding a Chicken pixel painting by RubiksPhoenix Link Holding a Chicken pixel painting :iconrubiksphoenix:RubiksPhoenix 10 2 Kirby's Dream Land Pixel Painting by RubiksPhoenix Kirby's Dream Land Pixel Painting :iconrubiksphoenix:RubiksPhoenix 40 7 Nell Portrait Pixel Painting by RubiksPhoenix Nell Portrait Pixel Painting :iconrubiksphoenix:RubiksPhoenix 8 6 Ganon Game Over Pixel Painting by RubiksPhoenix Ganon Game Over Pixel Painting :iconrubiksphoenix:RubiksPhoenix 17 14 Godot Pixel Painting by RubiksPhoenix Godot Pixel Painting :iconrubiksphoenix:RubiksPhoenix 15 0 Wreck It Ralph Pacman Chase Canvas Painting by RubiksPhoenix Wreck It Ralph Pacman Chase Canvas Painting :iconrubiksphoenix:RubiksPhoenix 222 22 Snake Codec Pixel Painting by RubiksPhoenix Snake Codec Pixel Painting :iconrubiksphoenix:RubiksPhoenix 18 7 Eevee Evolutions Pixel Painting by RubiksPhoenix Eevee Evolutions Pixel Painting :iconrubiksphoenix:RubiksPhoenix 30 12 Zero Suit Samus Pixel Painting 2 by RubiksPhoenix Zero Suit Samus Pixel Painting 2 :iconrubiksphoenix:RubiksPhoenix 47 8 Esper Terra Pixel Painting by RubiksPhoenix Esper Terra Pixel Painting :iconrubiksphoenix:RubiksPhoenix 9 0 Pokemon Yellow Pikachu Painting by RubiksPhoenix Pokemon Yellow Pikachu Painting :iconrubiksphoenix:RubiksPhoenix 6 1 Pokemon Yellow Opening screen Pixel painting by RubiksPhoenix Pokemon Yellow Opening screen Pixel painting :iconrubiksphoenix:RubiksPhoenix 20 12

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So, I made a facebook page a long time ago, but I've really been failing with keeping it up to date. As of late, I haven't been very interested in keeping my deviantart account, as I don't really like the way the site is run. Thus, I think I may just switch over to mainly using the facebook page. This'll give me a much better way of showing my gallery, as deviantart isn't amazing for sorting galleries.

If anyone is interested in following me there, I think I'll start using that as my primary art site, rather than deviantart. Here's the link:

I'll still be uploading here, but I don't think I'll be moving my art around as much, or talking as much. Sorry if this bugs anyone, I've just started to dislike the site.


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  • Drinking: Tea


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Philip B.
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Having grown up in the 1990s, I was exposed to the early years of video games. From the NES, up until the N64, my memory of games has always come from watching my dad play old LucasArt, and Sierra puzzle games, plus my brother playing nintendo games. As I've grown up I've leant to appreciate the early years of the gaming industry, and always thought of the 2000s as a lesser shadow of its former self.

When I was growing up I wanted to be an art student, but my better understanding of maths and sciences led me down a path more suited to my skills, but has left my urge to paint and draw in the dust. I've tried drawing over the years to no avail, and painting from time to time. Eventually getting to digital art, I was reminded able the simplicity of old game sprites.

From there, I decided to come up a method of how to transfer old sprites onto canvases, both for personal nostalgic reasons and for those who grew up with the characters as well.

Hope you enjoy my work and gallery.

Current Residence: Toronto, ON
Favourite genre of music: Classical
Favourite style of art: Pixel/Vectored
Personal Quote: "Luther Coleman sent me"



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coincollect408 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for the favorite on my Kirby blanket. I've seen your pixel art on a couple times, and I've loved it (obviously since I've been following you!)
Also, if that is you as 10, you just became over 9000x more awesome :)
GameGeek11 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Hi there, how are you doing, I`ve got a full scholarship with Spanish, German and Englisch lessons, when I pass, I`ll get an official certificate.Kojiro (Heart Eyes) [V1]  I`m looking forward to it, no more boredom.
RubiksPhoenix Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow, I'm working on german now, but it's nothing official. I'm glad to hear you're doing so well with languages!
GameGeek11 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
AWW, thanks, I`ll get Spanish in approximately 4 months, I like languages a lot, Maybe I`m going to learn Chinese, I`ll give it a try, but I haven`t got an official certificate yet. Homeschooling has its perks, But some things aren`t nice about it. Ět`s quite lonely, There are no other people around you, one person unfriended me on Facebook, I don`t care about that He was just bragging about his guitar skills all day. There was a particular amongst other people at school, people who play the piano are boring, and they all hated classical music. I was just that average cat lady.
GameGeek11 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Hi there! I`m writing you because I`m wondering how your study is going and how you are doing of course. I`ve been transferred to another school and I have a decent education now, But I`t autumn holiday now, so I`ve got the time to draw things like cartoons or some nice Pokemon, speaking of which: Do you have the new pokemon X or Y? The Pokemon world is so much expanded now. And I still play the Crystal version. And I found some weird Chinese Pokemon games on the internet, I found them on a Russian emulating site. Sometimes it`s just really hard to draw one simple Jumpluff or Pikachu. Sorry for my terrible English, it isn`t my native language, but English isn`t rocket science. The grammar makes me think.
TheArtributor Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for becoming a member of -> :iconworld-of-capcom-club: :iconexclamationpointplz:
Celebrating over 2 years at dA! Thanks for people like you who are making it possible. :iconthumbsupplz:

Just remember to respect our rules, treat each member equally, and show support for Capcom.
GameGeek11 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
It requires a lot of practice to pint like that. Bullying the chickens was my favourite thing in Zelda games,
RubiksPhoenix Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Luckily I've had a lot of practice painting over the past three years =]. And I love the chickens, they've become just a beacon of familiarity between the games.
GameGeek11 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
That`s true, the N64 was my favourite thing in my childhood, I never liked it to play outside. I played Banjo Kazooie very often, because I was addicted. I don`t draw often, but when I do I`ll try to draw video game characters or pokemon.
RubiksPhoenix Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I use to draw a lot too, but I really started to feel attached to the old games I played when I started painting them.
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