Have you ever noticed the little logo in the tab of your web browser? The tiny icon that tells you you're on Facebook or Google? Those are called favicons, an image only 80 x 80 pixels small -- about the size of one square of confetti. If you ever want to make one, you can try your hand at pixel art using a favicon generator site.
I recently needed to make a sunshine favicon. Seemed easy enough. For my first attempt, I uploaded the illustration below on the left, and the favicon generator made the picture on the right.
When all else fails, find a new generator. The finished product is now in the tab of SnellvilleSun.com. Better?
Basically, all you need is to find a picture, shrink it to 80 x 80 and convert the file type to .ICO. But there's something gratifying about 8-bit confetti-sized art. It's like building blocks or cross-stitch. It makes you find the essence of the thing.
Do you have any 8-bit art? Let me see.