I have decided to keep working on the pixelized fantasy landscape image a bit more to fix a couple minor issues I've noticed with my last versions. For instance, the shadow did not really look right and the leg parts of the shadow were too narrow. I have also adjusted the colour a bit and made some minor fixes, which you can see in the version below.
I then decided to import it into Illustrator and trace it in low fidelity colour as a vector file. I then applied varsious filters to see what the effects will do to the image. For instance, the image on lower left has a diffuse glow applied that gives it almost like a cartoon or storybook type of look. Check them out:
I have also ran the image through a filter to give it a metallic look and I think it turned out interesting. Can you still spot everything below? Or would you be able to had you not seen the original image? Let us know in the comments.