Clap Trap Pixel Art

A fun learning project, I wanted to try out a tutorial by the very talented Alex Griendling to create pixel art within Illustrator. At the time I was obsessed with the game Borderlands 2 so I decided to create a graphic after the comical robot CL4P-TP (Claptrap).The process is pretty crazy, utilizing each color as an individual layer as you move them pixel by pixel and layer them on top of each other to create a fully scaleable graphic. The ending result was a 123 layer document. It seems like a crazy amount but it was a really rewarding project to try out and highly recommend it if you are ever interested in pixel art.