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Title: Billy
Pixel Artist: ptoing  (Level 7 Underboss :: 16543 points)
Posted: 5/20/2006 05:17
Palette: 13 colors
Statistics:  15 comments    5 faves    0 avatars

My first proper go at ZX Spectrum restrictions. Quite harsh stuff. 256x192 pixels, 8 bright colours and 8 dark versions of those (black is in both palettes). Each 8x8 pixel tile can conly have 2 colours and is either dark or bright, no mixing of dark and bright colours in the same tile. Was quite good fun to make, so i guess i will do more of this in the future.


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Slemsvamp (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 12/7/2008 23:06
Wish I knew where to put the pixels to make stuff like that...

ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 3/2/2007 03:44
I use Promotion for everything. Simple stuff like speccy or C64 hires and afli can be checked with the Color Tile Mapping feature. Vic 20 as well. And for C64 Mcol a friend wrote me a plugin :)

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 3/2/2007 00:29
Alas, poor Billy, I knew him well. I always wondered how do you manage to conform to system-specific restrictions like these? What program do you use?

ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 6/6/2006 13:15
What's wrong with nostalgia? T_T

Surfin' Bird (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/6/2006 12:10
ZX Spectrum is not "computer from the past". ZX Spectrum - computer that is FOREVER!
Nostalgy - sucks, ZX - rulez.
Great job! Scull and smoke above volcano - rocks.

ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 5/31/2006 03:21
mikl3: spectrum zx = computer from the past

me = nostalgic geek

nostalgic geek + computer from the past = funky pixtures like that in a time when most people can't relate to them anymore.

mikl3 (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 5/30/2006 11:11
This is some kind of "new era of pixelart"?

Saxamaphone (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 5/22/2006 01:07
That's better, you did a great job ptoing.

KRY (Level 1 Depressed) @ 5/21/2006 15:35
That's crazy! Very nicely made.

Kavorka (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/21/2006 11:26
I would think working with these colors would be amazingly hard.  Its not not my style, but it still is neat.

Souly (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 5/21/2006 06:57
I quite love the outcome of ZX Spectrum restricted images. <3
You did goods, fav+5.

ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 5/21/2006 05:43
Sorry, I have no clue why I only uploaded the preview yesterday. Silly mistake. Fixed it.

Shark (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 5/21/2006 03:53
yeah its just the preview atm. anyways ive seen the full version on pixelopolis forum and its great. it must of been very hard working to those color restrictions. ive seen some amazing demoscene works with limitations like this.. hope to see more pieces of this nature from you!

Ramza (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/21/2006 02:51
Sorry i just don't like it the colours really don't go, well i generally don't like Zx Spectrum Restrictions.

Saxamaphone (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 5/21/2006 02:29
Er, just the preview image.

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