That night, a firefly fell into my ear

That night, a firefly fell into my ear

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That night, a firefly fell into my ear

Title: That night, a firefly fell into my ear
Pixel Artist: iLKke  (Level 9 Nidan :: 31625 points)
Posted: 12/5/2007 08:43
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  41 comments    120 faves    0 avatars

My first forage into the vast landscapes of c64's native color palette.
The title is a tribute to the legendary amiga demo 'Scraps of Beings' by the french group Mankind

edit: thanks to Ptoing and Jamon for their help

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railslave (Level 2 Tulip) @ 9/19/2020 05:09

missed this somehow, legendary wow

Nxio (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/27/2016 13:53

Amazing work! I love the colors!

Graindolium (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 6/18/2012 13:37


Joe/Wrath Designs (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 3/9/2012 15:09

 Hires on dope :)

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 6/5/2011 03:54

Looking at this again, I think it would really benefit from a 8 or 16 pixels border. Still super ossum. Go finish your MCOL pic!!

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 4/26/2011 01:10

Haha, thank you for that. I'm really flattered :D 

Mathias (Level 6 Garbage) @ 4/23/2011 18:15

Was cleaning my little office room today and was looking at my walls.
They're rather bear and need more artwork on them. I paused to look at one particular peice that I do have up, though.

So I thought I'd continue to spam your gallery and post this confessional image:

Had this poster for a couple of years now. It never gets old. Like I said below, seeing it triggered something in me to realize pixel art is something I love. A discovery that has led to countless hours of frustrating pixel pushing creation!

Thanks for sharing your work, Ilija.

carrion (Level 7 Underboss) @ 9/16/2010 00:27

fantastic work:  me bows 

Mathias (Level 6 Garbage) @ 8/25/2010 22:33

It's just how I happen to feel about it. I can't figure out whether the C64 pal is great or horrible either hehe.

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 8/25/2010 16:39

@Mathias: Thanks for the elaborate praise :)

The palette itself is to blame for the final result. I just can't tell if it's because the C64 colors are so 'good' or so 'bad'.

Frankly, there's a million things I'd change on that face now :\

Mathias (Level 6 Garbage) @ 8/24/2010 22:04

This one has astounded me from the time I first laid weary eyes on it. As I work with the C64 palette I always find myself coming back to this. Really, this would be amazing with any 16 color palette, though if using a different pal it would lose much of it's familiar charm for me. I strive to wield the C64 pal as well. This'n is one of the initial peices that collectively jerked me hard enough to push into attempting pixels.

Your judiciously loose pal usage and abstract non-sensical texturing leave my countenance betwixed for all time.


*EDIT I also wanted to say that IMO you haven't repeated this type of palette work since. Magentleman comes the closest, but is pragmatic in it's pixel placement in comparison.

jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 6/10/2009 14:16

thanks -i didn't read carefully

- great picture! 

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 6/10/2009 12:39

@jok: You are not wrong. I just said it uses the c64 palette.

jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 6/10/2009 12:10

tell me if i'm wrong, but I see no posibility to display this natively on c64..?!

faved anyway :) 

fawful (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 2/11/2009 15:20

Arghh!Your stuf is soo impressive!

Your definately my favorite artist on this site.

funcravers (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 1/12/2008 15:19
I'm lovin' it! :P

[thUg] (Level 6 Hitman) @ 12/13/2007 11:06
Amazing! Very great use of those C64 colors!
I really love your style!

macula (Level 6 Hitman) @ 12/12/2007 08:03
Wow very nice colors!

Faktablad (Level 6 SWAT) @ 12/10/2007 05:46
What can I say, great work! Awesome use of the palette, great concept, and so on. I would have liked to see more areas of pure black, because it looks like you too often used that dark bluish purple to fill out the black areas with designs and texture. Overall the usage of so many textures at once could be seen as overwhelming, but then again this is a largely stylistic piece, so no problem there. Nice stuff!

Morgengrauen (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 12/9/2007 03:50
this is art. truly art.

Fool (Level 6 SWAT) @ 12/9/2007 03:20
It's windy, allright.=)
Cool palette usage (sorta jealous  =)

EyeCraft (Level 3 Stalker) @ 12/8/2007 18:32
Splendid. It is indeed inspiring.

AdamF (Level 11 CEO) @ 12/8/2007 09:40
Quite amazing to tell you the truth.

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 12/8/2007 05:37
@tomic: you did your homework :D
nac mac = "pas mas" in cyrillic, and "i 2" are actually tiny people

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 12/8/2007 02:50

yey, cyclonish 45 degree hairs.. reminds me on the good old times, thus: auto-fave!

i 2 <-- nac mac? enlighten me please =)

exocet (Level 6 Major) @ 12/7/2007 16:11
More awesomeness from Ilkke :)
Really good work with the c64 palette...

Frost (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 12/6/2007 14:33
F*****g amazing!

soda (Level 10 President) @ 12/6/2007 14:05
Haha. true dat. 

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 12/6/2007 13:40
Everybody sees everything on Pixelation first, even the stuff that was originally posted here :D

soda (Level 10 President) @ 12/6/2007 13:01
Saw this on Pixelation, great job!

klav (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 12/6/2007 09:17
excellent composition, i really dig the trees.

dakael (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 12/6/2007 06:38
That is truly a masterpiece...

Doomcreator0 (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 12/5/2007 13:28
Great use of pallete. I've always wanted to make my own c64, but great job illke.

Doppleganger (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 12/5/2007 13:21
That's a winner if I ever did see one. What does it win? A fav from me! Woo!

jamon (Level 10 Operative) @ 12/5/2007 09:22
Nice job! you mixed those C64 colors on this one ..mmmmmm =7

Terley (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 12/5/2007 09:10
absolutely inspiring, congratz.

skamocore (Level 11 Dolphin) @ 12/5/2007 09:00
awesomeness :D love the crazy style

Lawrence (Level 10 Operative) @ 12/5/2007 08:49
Amazing, nice work.

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 12/5/2007 08:47
Very good job, comrade. You deserve you ration of potato and rakija!

Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 12/5/2007 08:45
Wounderful!Love the trees!!

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