The SimpleJPC-16 Color Palette

The SimpleJPC-16 Color Palette

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The SimpleJPC-16 Color Palette

Title: The SimpleJPC-16 Color Palette
Pixel Artist: AdigunPolack  (Level 3 Private Eye :: 2121 points)
Posted: 3/26/2018 18:59
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  4 comments    11 faves    0 avatars

Hello to you, ladies and gentlemen, as I so splendidly welcome you to my very first BRAND-NEW palette of 2018... one that is so heavily inspired by many *quite* rarest early-1980s Japanese computer palettes — including those ones that are found on the NEC PC-88, PC-6001, Fujitsu FM-7, Sharp X1, and even the Toshiba Pasopia 7 computer, too!!! 

I hereby officially name this newest palette SimpleJPC-16 (or, Simple Japanese Personal Computer 16)... all done and successfully optimized for you in a quite low color count of just 16 colors overall while preserving the rich, truest essence of those aforementioned classic Japanese computer palettes.  Plus, this is now my second (2nd) 16-color palette I have ever created in my life so far, and I wanted to make it SO much better and finely-balanced in the colors overall as far as 16-color pixelart palettes go indeed.

Here, I much more carefully and quite thoroughly balanced all 16 of the colors even better... most including in the color saturation and hue as you see in the main piece of this up above to make deeply sure the colors themselves are as immensely more readable to the human eye as rather wholly possible, and that is so *critically* important, I must say!!!  (^-^)v !!

As such, there are absolutely no retina-burning colors in this one, I gotta promise you for certain!  Because, in order to make a limited-color palette as phenomenally wonderful as it can definitely be, you gotta indeed make all the colors rather more natural-looking through both a well-crafted, easier-to-read color saturation as well as smaller yet significant incremental changes of hue... even for just no more than 16 colors as well, too.  Plus, I’d seriously do it in *just* such a way as to truly make it A LOT more suitable for pure pixel-artists to quite easily create more natural materials and environments — such as water, ice, dirt, sand, metal, granite, grass, moss, trees, wood, cherries, oranges, bananas, lemon-limes, fresh fruits, and even soft and viscously gooey substances like honey, mud, tar, melted chocolate, and so much more!!!  That is how you’d really make the grade with flying colors when it comes to creating such original pixelart palettes like that, to be 100% undoubtedly honest, period.  And you can do it, too... so please let this palette ever-gorgeously inspire and encourage you indeed. 

There are now two (2) ways to freely snag and enjoy my SimpleJPC-16 palette.  The first and most recommendedly important place to grab yourself a copy of this, is now on the official LOSPEC palette-description page covering this newest palette right here.  Alternatively, you can also pick up SimpleJPC-16 by downloading it directly from me as well.  Either way, I would love to see your amazing-quality pixel-art using this very palette indeed!!!  ;)

And with that, do enjoy my 2018 brand-new 16-color palette as my way of honoring the resplendently amazing heritage of classic 1980s Japanese computer history!!  Thank you so much for your wonderful support!!!


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AdigunPolack (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 3/27/2018 11:18

Always such a sheer pleasure to speak to you again, Hapiel, and I thank you so much indeed for the wonderful comment on my newest 16-color palette of SimpleJPC-16.  MUCH appreciated!!! 

You know something, I have been quite busy this entire month of March 2018 working on a couple of brand-new palettes as well as fine-tuning and optimizing them to their absolute fullest.  First, was the newly-released SimpleJPC-16 palette, the one I am showing you directly on this page.  The second one, is gonna most definitely be my up-and-coming new 128-COLOR palette that I am in the final stages on before this gets released both on Twitter and PixelJoint... stay tuned and get excited, because it’ll be quite seriously be worth the wait when it finally arrives soon!! 

See, here’s the thing: earlier back on that very late-evening of October 26, 2017 on Twitter, I had already first released my rather first 16-color palette called AAP-16 right here that was originally aimed at beginners who wanted to get their feet wet in the world of pixel-art creation to get them started towards taking their own creativity to the next level... but there were rather a few serious missteps with it that I surely did not even know about at the time.  First off, the main key problem was in the saturation being extremely high there to the point of major eye-searing colors when that palette there was first introduced; and two, even then, some of the colors did not blend together very well as a direct result, especially in areas with carefully-placed small tinges of saturation, too.

Well with my new SimpleJPC-16 as now my 2nd 16-color pixelart palette, though, I had successfully manage to indeed tone down the color saturation so as rather to balance it out, just in order to make all the colors A WHOLE LOT more readable and easier on the eyes.  And if you have read my description up top to find out how I did it, Hapiel, I am pretty quite sure you get the idea on what I am talking about here.  ;)  So yeah, definitely an improvement indeed, as we at PJ would LOVE to see even more top-quality palettes get the proper exposure that they surely deserve in the first place, you know what I mean?  DawnBringer’s original palettes on PJ that are found here, here, and here did a rather phenomenal job at clearly addressing and conveying this exact point across to the inner pixel-artist especially, and so, I have *seriously* taken that into such vitally plain important consideration when it comes to me designing my own original palettes and how I have actually learned to improved on it since then.

And finally, when I get a chance to create some more pixel-art/mock-ups using this new 16-color palette of SimpleJPC-16, I WILL do that very gladly indeed; no question!!!  (^-^)v !!

AdigunPolack (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 3/27/2018 10:46

Thorgi, I most certainly thank you for such an excellent comment on my newest SimpleJPC-16 palette, and with only 16 colors here, I just had to deliver the goods with all the inside info (screenshot examples, color fades, color blendings, a color map, and more!!) to help you and so many other pixel-artists alike make the best use of this one, just like I did with my AAP-64 palette here on PixelJoint. 

And so awesome to meet you this week, really!!!  ;)

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 3/27/2018 06:30

Cool stuff, nice design indeed! I'm looking forward to see some more works/mockups with this palette :)

Thorgi (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 3/27/2018 04:41

I love the way you lay out your palettes! So happy to see you release another as well

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