Hi, I'm Stefanie <3
…or better known as Moertel. I’m a 36-year-old pixel artist from Hamburg, Germany and you probably know me for my gloomy, retro nighttime animations. Neo-noir pixel art and 8bit-ish art is my jam. Thanks for stopping by!
Highways, street lights, and buzzing cities are the key elements of my art. My themes and motifs are deeply rooted in realistic settings, with a hint of nihilism, but quite different from the supernatural or sci-fi flair that often surrounds pixel art as a medium.
Each scene feels like it’s taken straight from a neo-noir movie and embraces the bivalence that comes with the genre: the blurring lines, the cozy loneliness, and the interplay of light and shadow. My artworks are a clash of life and busy cities, of the natural and the artificial.
I came for the pixels but I stayed for the community. If you feel inspired and motivated to make art yourself, I hope I can share some knowledge with you, be it about the software or about my workflows: