Popular Cebu sites given a pixel art twist send netizens abuzz

By: Immae Lachica July 07,2019 - 02:52 PM

The Cebu Provincial Capitol at night. | Contributed Photo: Gian Piero Akira Espeleta.

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A Cebuano animator gave a new look to some of the famous places here in Cebu by turning them into pixel art.

Gian Piero Akira Espeleta, 30, a 2d and 3d animator in Cebu shared his artworks in his Facebook account last July 4.

Espeleta took Cebu to a whole new level giving us the feels of being inside an old game with the retro vibes and pixilation.

 

Hungry for some ginabot? | Contributed Photo: Gian Piero Akira Espeleta

“I’m kinda into the retro vibe of things, I like listening to retro music, aside from the other genres and looking at vintage art. So I thought of well-known spots here in Cebu and tried pixelating them” he said,

He also shared with CDN Digital that each art piece took him around 3 to 4 days to make.

“I just started trying doing pixel art just this January, I’m still a noob in this art style hehe” shared Espeleta.

A birds-eye view of the gentle giants in Oslob, Cebu. | Contributed Photo: Gian Piero Akira Espeleta

In the photos, you can see a whole new look of Osmeña Peak, the Cebu Provincial Capitol, Ginabotan sa Fuente, and the famous butanding in Oslob Cebu.

One of the most visited peaks in Cebu, Osmeña Peak with its new look. | Contributed Photo: Gian Piero Akira Espeleta

Jhun Astillero commented on the post saying “ Viral na bro! Wish to see more of these”  and Nin Moz, said, “ biliba mura ga duwa family computer”.

Espleta also said that he was looking into doing more of these pixel arts in the future and that’s something Cebuanos should look out for.

As of July 7 at 2 p.m., the post has reached 123 comments, 1,500 reactions, and 3,200 shares online. /dbs

Subscribe to our regional newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of Cebudailynews. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

TAGS: animator, Capitol, Cebuano, Cebuano animator, Espeleta, ginabot, Oslob, Osmena peak, Pixel art

Subscribe to our regional newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.