I think it’s increasingly important to draw specifically FOR the game, to cater to the 8.1×8.1 “pixels”. A rather intricate and specific drawing of a monster was almost completely blotted out when I took the original paper draft of the drawing and digitally drafted it in pixel-art.
I don’t really LIKE it, but I guess I can make it work. And furthermore, art’s gotta be prioritized. I’m a little concerned about the emptiness of the world, that there aren’t treasures or more monsters already.
I feel increasingly limited in terms of what’s possible, and I’m painting myself into a corner design-wise. I still have hope, but the going is slow.