Vroum Paf

Vroum Paf

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Vroum Paf

Title: Vroum Paf
Pixel Artist: exocet  (Level 6 Major :: 6875 points)
Posted: 5/23/2007 11:44
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  34 comments    40 faves    0 avatars

This was released at Outline 2007 earlier this month, taking part in the 16-colour picture competition, where it was ranked first - even though there were only 4 entries, 2 of them being more or less jokes :)

Mostly made with Promotion, except at the party place where I used Deluxe Paint on my Atari STE.

It uses STE palette, meaning 16 values for each R, G and B channel, for a total of 4096 possible colours which isn't too bad and a big improvement over the STF palette with its meagre choice of 512 colours.


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Mermaid (Level 4 Deputy) @ 2/18/2016 07:19

The expression on that giraffe's face <3 <3 <3

jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 6/1/2014 01:56

very good

baah (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 12/23/2011 06:18

Any problem with the law officer exocet? Cool stuff as usual!

Hylst (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 7/12/2011 11:26

 Funny and original sryle... Exocet ! Who else ?   I like it ! =)

luisniel (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 1/19/2011 23:33

 Funny piece.

mostyle (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/26/2009 17:04

 like that...looks so colorful for just 16 colors ...and bsw. lowe the STE pallete =)....  the dithering is very cool, too.


mostyle aka A.-t- of cream

Zaac (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/23/2009 08:24
I like everything !

Slemsvamp (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 12/10/2008 19:24
I'd love to see the sky, including the bushes by the tower dithered!

leon bli (Level 1 Intern) @ 7/11/2008 01:37
You hurt me little punk so I decide to post a recent pixel work. So you have to go to my profile. WinUAE is stronger than Winston you know ;)

exocet (Level 6 Major) @ 7/10/2008 13:41
Thanks! I hope too we'll compete in the same graphics compo one day - that would mean we'll see a new pixel picture from you! :)

leon bli (Level 1 Intern) @ 7/9/2008 05:53
State of the art ! the palette is really studed with attention and each pixel is in the right place (I dream to fight with you in a demoparty oldschool gfx competition !)

Strider (Level 1 Private) @ 6/19/2008 15:43
Very funny, great job. I love the characters, the backgrounds and the animals. Nice gendarme too. And thank you for using the extended STE palette :)

Erudecorp (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 11/10/2007 15:13
It uses a lot of mid-tones and is (relatively) low contrast, with really good use of patterns/dithering/textures, and emphasis on creating a solid 3D effect. Overall, good strategy. I don't like the cartoon look. But still, it's a rare quality specimen for the 16 color limit. Isn't it amazing what's possible with so little? Notice that no part of the picture is confusing: everything is immediately identifiable (and enjoyable).

Hoopla (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 7/1/2007 20:05
I like the cartoonish look. Great Job.

Necky (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/5/2007 08:59
Oooo! Shhhweet! :D LOVE the pallette and composition! :D

Ego (Level 6 Commander) @ 5/31/2007 16:07
That's ok! Just saying that it seems odd.

exocet (Level 6 Major) @ 5/31/2007 11:45
Setzer: Nice to hear about that!

Ego: I think I know what you mean with the shading on the nose of the giraffe... But I think it's a very minor issue and don't feel like doing any more changes now.

Ego (Level 6 Commander) @ 5/29/2007 21:13
Your style is so recognizable! I can see what pieces are yours from almost anywhere!

Very nice.  The giraffe's nose is odd though. The second darkest on it breaking the curve of the darker shade on the left part of the nose is making it seem the nose is curving up to me, even though when I zoom in, I see that its just straight.

Corel (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 5/28/2007 12:23
looks like a huge accident in the making

Setzer (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 5/27/2007 20:49
Just for the record, I stretched this out and am using it as my wallpaper ATM.

Gorli (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/27/2007 06:20
This is realy nice. It´s good work

ui_ (Level 4 Deputy) @ 5/26/2007 18:01
dude, this is just amazing! =X 16 colores, amazxing style! and amazing composition! =X... good

exocet (Level 6 Major) @ 5/25/2007 04:43

Thanks all!

Varock Shade: I didn't really keep note of the time I spent on it, but I'd expect it to be around 20-30 hours.

jalonso: I agree the sheeps don't bring much to the picture, but I don't think it takes anything away from it or weaken the 'message'... plus sheeps are cool and I wanted some in there


nathanielmilburn (Level 1 Private) @ 5/24/2007 14:19
very nice work man.

pain (Level 9 Nidan) @ 5/24/2007 13:09
excellent ...

jamon (Level 10 Operative) @ 5/24/2007 07:59

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 5/24/2007 07:58
ZOMFG KILLER! and 16 colors, too!

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 5/24/2007 04:15
Great job. Only the sheep make no sense.

Mille (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 5/24/2007 03:11
J'ai pensé aux gendarmes de St Tropez out de suite aussi... Très sympa, les couleurs, la touche du gendarme et de la giraffe... (et les moutons!)

drZool (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 5/24/2007 01:37
Loveley! This is why I browse the PJ!

elend (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 5/24/2007 01:05
Wow, amazing work, Exocet. I totally love the colours. Palette- and RGB limitations seem to be no problem for you at all. I also like that dithering.

Varock Shade (Level 7 Underboss) @ 5/23/2007 23:22
very very nice! how many hours did it cost you?

kakikukeko (Level 5 Detective) @ 5/23/2007 21:09
haha ça me rapelle le gendarme de st tropez!

surprising color choice, but it seems to work pretty well!
congrats for finishing 1st!

cure (Level 11 Godfather) @ 5/23/2007 21:08
This really was worth the downtime wait.

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