A pixel is the smallest part of what a screen displays and pixel art is the arrangement of these parts to display. If you zoom in the picture, you can see each block that construct the image. When we look at in general pixel art is similar with some kinds of traditional art forms such as mosaic because this art form create pictures out of small colored pieces like pixels.
We are familiar with pixel art via computer or video games such as Super Mario. However, their usage area is not limited just with games. Pixel art is also used for advertisements because pixel art videos seem cute and funnier than usual things so they grip audience’s attention. Also, we are using pixel art in our daily life without noticing. For instance, a computer’s desktop icons are examples of pixel art. Besides this economical purpose, pixel art is used for artistic purpose. To illustrate, there are some competitions and group works for pixel art.
If you are interested in this type of art, you can find some websites from Internet and create your own pixel art. Except professional way of making this art, you can use painting technique so you can draw your pixel art like a painting. Also, you can use Paint or Photoshop for pixel art. Paint is used by lots of experts but it might be weak when we consider it’s insufficient features.