Monsieur Voltaire

The pixel department

Below is a selection of my bitmap portfolio. With Affinity Photo it is possible to do much more than just editing bitmap images. All portraits and paintings were created from scratch. Update sequences and information on my projects can be seen in my portfolio blog. Click the images and links (in red type)  below to see their stages of creation.

advocatus diaboli

Al Pacino pixel portrait

This pixel artwork was created in Affinity Photo.

 

AP is a well known and successful Hollywood movie actor. It's a known fact that matters related to celebrities draw hits, but I think in the near future I will move away from that, because all too often there appears to be a dark side to these persons that most common people refuse to believe, because it does not fit the image in their comfort zone that has been imposed upon them. Needless to say their dark side is not something I identify with, quite the opposite.

To those whose perception is not restricted by mainstream media BS, it is well known that fame and fortune are commodies that can be bought. The currency required, is not controlled by those that control the monetary system, but has a more intimate character and an infinitely higher value than the fiat currency in use today.

willie nelson

Willie Nelson pixel portrait

This pixel artwork was created in Affinity Photo.

 

WN is a famous country singer and guitar player who also played in several movies. When over 80 years old he won a 5th degree black belt in a Korean martial art (Gong Kwon Yu Sul). Maybe the use of pot also contributed to his good health. He has lived an off-standard life and is very good at that. It is what makes him an interesting person.

henk kuipers

Henk Kuipers pixel / vector portrait

This pixel artwork was created in Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer.

 

This is a hybrid artwork. The face was created in Affinity Photo and the tattoos were drawn in Affinity Designer. They do not look like the traditional hard-edged vector work, because Affinity Designer has a magnificent Gaussian blur function.

HK is a founding member of the No Surrender MC and was later incarcerated by the corrupt Dutch government, because they are afraid for well organized groups of people. HK, who has no criminal record, therefore was a political prisoner in the would be Dutch democracy. His organizational skills are beyond compare and his striving for social justice is misrepresented in the corrupt Dutch mainstream media. He is currently keeping a low profile, because he is under permanent surveillance of the Dutch deep state.

mark twain

Mark Twain pixel portrait

This pixel artwork was created in Affinity Photo.

 

I started this portrait in GIMP, but later switched to Affinity Photo. MT is one of the best writers history has known and wrote books that profoundly challenge imagination and persuade his readers to cast off limiting conditioning in a most eloquent way. His rather elevated knowledge and consciousness hint at the fact that he wasn't just an average member of society, but one who was privileged with information unavailable to those left deficient in relevant experience. Those that aren't, know what this means.

danny trejo

Danny Trejo pixel portrait

This pixel artwork was created in Affinity Photo.

 

This work started out as an (analog) airbrush, that I later edited in Affinity Photo. After spending a long time in correctional facilities, DT had a successful career in the movie business and started to run a restaurant. He is also active in programs to keep youngsters from being recruted by criminal organizations.

peace pipes & winchesters

Peace pipes & Winchesters pixel painting

This pixel artwork was created in Affinity Photo.

 

Inspired by the work of Howard Terpning. I started to create this work in Corel PhotoPaint, but switched to Affinity Photo after PhotoPaint began to crash constantly and was no longer able to export the digital painting to a .png file.

tribe gathering

Tribe gathering pixel painting

This pixel artwork was created in Affinity Photo.

 

Inspired by the work of the great Howard Terpning. I found a referece image on the Internet that appealed to me and only later found out that it was a cropped part of the painting. As always I added my own details to the painting.

steven brown

Steven Brown pixel portrait

This pixel artwork was created in Affinity Photo.

 

SB is a social activist who relentlessly fights against injustice and government corruption. He also exposes criminals that work with the corrupt government behind the veil. Although that is not a safe thing to do, he is unstoppable. Of course because of his activities he is falsely represented in the utterly corrupt Dutch mainstream media. His profound knowledge of the criminal world, which includes politics, business and even higher echelons, makes it difficult to refute his claims. He therefore is a danger to the system.

proud men

Proud men pixel painting

This pixel artwork was created in Affinity Photo.

 

Inspired by the work of Howard Terpning. The First Nation warriors facial traits are beautifully captured in a stunning painting style, while the palette is awesome. Terpning is the modern day heir of the great masters of the past. I consider these interpretations to be a digital tribute to his work.

kiowa warrior

Kiowa warrior pixel portrait

This pixel artwork was created in Affinity Photo.

 

Inspired by an other master piece of Howard Terpning. The deceivingly simple scene makes this painted observation very powerful.

quanah parker

Quanah Parker pixel portrait

This pixel artwork was created in Affinity Photo.

 

This work was originally airbrushed on T-shirt and later edited in Affinity Photo. The (analog) airbrush was sprayed on a fair in Utrecht (The Netherlands) while performing a demonstration for the Revel company that wanted to promote the Vega 1000 airbrush and various paints.

Quanah Parker was a child of a Comanche warrior and a captured caucasion mother - Cynthia Ann Parker - whose heart remained with the Comanche nation after she was recaptured by her white family. She tried to escape several times to rejoin the Comanche, but never succeeded. Quanah means fragrant. He became a legendary warrior chief who never lost a battle, but later voluntarily surrendered to the British army, because he realized that continuing to fight, would decimate his people. Quanah never saw his mother again. Later, when living in white society, he became a successful business man and politician.

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