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Quote ulbandi Replybullet Topic: n00bish question about pallettes.
    Posted: 14 October 2006 at 11:29pm
I'm not trying to be combative or defensive or anything like that, I'm just really curious: why are so many pieces criticized as "too many colors"? I'm still fairly new to pixel art communities outside of doofy, no-standards dolling type stuff, so I've never seen that used as a criticism. I'm wondering how "fewer colors = superior" works aside from things like pallette challenges.
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Quote Dra_chan Replybullet Posted: 15 October 2006 at 1:04am
Pixel art comes from videogames, or are used for things that require limited palletes. That's the tradition. Now, even if it just for a drawing, a skilled artist will be able to bring the best results with less colors, that forces to use techniques like dithering and color reusage. Using a lot of colors is easy, but the very concept of pixel art is telling us to use each pixel wisely.

Of course the opinion of "too many colors" varies in each person. But for a general idea, if a tone is too similar to another, there is no use for it.
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Quote ulbandi Replybullet Posted: 15 October 2006 at 9:30am
Okay, I understand it better now. Thank you!
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