C64ME (weekly challenge)

C64ME (weekly challenge)

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C64ME (weekly challenge)

Title: C64ME (weekly challenge)
Pixel Artist: mwambi  (Level 4 Mercenary :: 7959 points)
Posted: 6/6/2021 18:09
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  23 comments    28 faves    0 avatars

check my new phone

C64 palette, wide pixels

Weekly Challenge: Oldschool Self-PortraitWeekly Challenge: Oldschool Self-Portrait


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SeDiceBisonte (Level 7 Junk) @ 8/11/2021 15:01

Meant to comment on this at the time, but what a great piece. I love the aesthetic and all the personality crammed into this. Definitely one of the most interesting entries to that weekly, too!

DawnBringer (Level 10 Maniac) @ 6/13/2021 15:09

Sure, I wish it was true multicolor...but there's no denying it's a pretty cool looking image!

gawrone (Level 11 Croissant) @ 6/13/2021 07:26

To me your transformation was just one mouse click, but I imagine it could have been a long and painfull process to you :) Also I feel your pain. Without beard people ask me for an ID when buying beer (I'm 38).

mwambi (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 6/13/2021 04:29

Hey, thanks, man
And huh, I wouldn't know! Looks like I should better redo lots of it, starting by squishing the face as it is already quite long.
I still owe you a proper MCOL thing ;)
I'll try to finalize it this week, even if I'm not completely happy with what I did.

mwambi (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 6/13/2021 04:23

H3Y 7H4NK5! 6L4D Y0U D0!

mwambi (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 6/13/2021 04:20

Hehe thanks.
The stray pixels on the brim are there to convey the fact that the hat is very old! It was already in bad shape when I got it, seven years ago (I think it's the kind of had you get for free with a chainsaw or weed whacker, but it's a surprisingly good hat)

mwambi (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 6/13/2021 04:19

Hehe, more like brainphone. It goes well inside!

mwambi (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 6/13/2021 04:17

It was for me too... I miss my not so beautiful hobo beard. Looked super weird for a few days!

mwambi (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 6/13/2021 04:16

dammit... (forgot to hit reply)

mwambi (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 6/13/2021 04:13

Oh yeah I can definitely see that. I had completely forgotten those starcraft portraits.

mwambi (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 6/13/2021 04:09

Uh, thanks, everyone, didn't really expect that much appreciation! Probably because I'm not really a big fan of my own face, though I did enjoy doing the phone, and also the hat. That's a first doing that right.

(I really got a new phone right before making this, didn't have one for 20 years, and I'm not too happy about it, hence the not too happy face)

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 6/8/2021 20:38

Very nicely done. Would be possible on the C64 using FLI mode and some sprite overlay, or maybe just FLI and strategic BG colour changes.

Xenero (Level 4 Gas Giant) @ 6/7/2021 22:03

50 3X15T3NT14L!! 1 L0V3!

Quiara (Level 6 Garbage) @ 6/7/2021 10:44

Mic drop! My favorite thing about this piece, minor as it seems, is that one stray widepixel on the brim of the hat - I can't tell quite why I like it so much, because I guess technically it's too loose to count as anti-aliasing? But it just kind of... works. I can't explain it. The expression here and the level of detail on the five-o-clock shadow is also lovely.

zombieMode (Level 6 Garbage) @ 6/7/2021 09:38

Whoa! A last minute favorite! Love the colors and framing! Love how you made an alternate version for the preview too.

Goodlyay (Level 6 Centaur) @ 6/7/2021 06:54

is this what they call the eyephone?

Theoden (Level 10 Operative) @ 6/7/2021 06:44

Super cool stuff!

gawrone (Level 11 Croissant) @ 6/7/2021 01:07

That quick shave was unexpected.

Umbohr (Level 3 Dryad) @ 6/7/2021 00:12

I don't really know why but i got a starcraft 1 vibe from this. Really good stuff, diggin the style and great use of the palette!

Drea (Level 7 Teleporter) @ 6/6/2021 21:58

Great use of the palette, The Polaroid style framing is a nice touch

Christoballs (Level 6 Saber-toothed Tiger) @ 6/6/2021 21:29

Gnarly! Instant fave :0

sjd_sjd_ (Level 8 Megalodon) @ 6/6/2021 20:10

Very cool! Love the retro sci-fi style.

vrine (Level 7 Neanderthal) @ 6/6/2021 18:31

Fantastic use of the palette and doublewide! I really enjoy both versions you made :)

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