Pickman's Model

Pickman's Model

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Pickman's Model

Title: Pickman's Model
Pixel Artist: Frost  (Level 6 Serial Killer :: 9524 points)
Posted: 4/7/2010 15:54
Palette: 28 colors
Statistics:  49 comments    126 faves    0 avatars

This was my contribution to the Handmade Graphics competition at Breakpoint 2010. It was ranked 2:nd.

320*256, 28 colors (of 32 possible). OCS-restrictions (the chipset in amiga 1000, amiga 500 and amiga 2000)

Made with Grafx2 in windows, and Deluxe Paint 3 on amiga 500, and Inspiration from H.P. Lovecraft.

I hope dawnbringer stops poking me about making OCS/ECS graphics now!



WIP animation: img265.imageshack.us/img265/1097/pickanswipanim.gif

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8Nephila8 (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 3/2/2021 17:29

Hello handsome. I love creature features and this is god teir. I keep making it bigger to try and disscet what you've done for shading.

PixelMart (Level 1 Depressed) @ 9/14/2018 18:49

needed to zoom to sy it is pixel art. 
crazy creepy ditherin! i need to get into this XD

SnowOwl (Level 6 SWAT) @ 11/6/2015 10:03

I'm a bit late to the party, but I'd love to see the entry that came first if this came second.

Hylst (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 8/14/2013 15:30

 Master level ! 

johanvinet (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 10/30/2012 03:39

 Thanks for the WIP! Very interesting!

Muiriled (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 10/19/2012 11:58


FatPixel (Level 1 Private) @ 8/15/2012 03:41

 Good job dude ! It all looks great ! 

AlabasterJazz (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 7/8/2012 10:57

Jeebus... That is dark and terrifying... I love it!

Sanditio (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/18/2012 09:41

 Holy F.......

bem (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 11/26/2011 13:43

Amazing work. Excellent :)=

Romson (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 9/18/2011 00:03

Wow! That's really cool!

pixer (Level 1 Depressed) @ 7/7/2011 02:57

fantastic !

Jaker Pot (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 12/16/2010 18:38

This wasn't how i imagined pickman's model but that works ^^

Simple amazing!!! Congrats!

JerryPie (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 6/9/2010 10:47


WinterAce (Level 1 Intern) @ 5/15/2010 06:05

Even I have my mouth opened, but my expression says only, " A W E S O M E ".

Jaeden (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 4/14/2010 06:59

I havent logged in in weeks but had to after seeing this... wow, mmmmm.. yeah... oh ... thats the spot.. mmhhmmm Oh, YES... YES   YES!

mm... thats a good piece of work right there.

vampireslug (Level 5 Detective) @ 4/13/2010 08:22

Wow, the colors, the lines, the flow, the design... I honestly can't say enough about this.  Amazing.

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 4/13/2010 04:18


Frost (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 4/12/2010 17:23

nvision: Well, To be honest, I came up with the name after it was finished and I was a bit in a hurry. I nearly named it "Din mamma" (Your mom) in drunken half panic. Damn deadlines!

So.. I didn't plan to make a "pickman's model" more than "let's make some cool lovecraftian horror monster thingy"..

Next time I might try to make one of lovecrafts more cosmic horrors. I just have to figure out how to pixel multidimensional things.

nvision (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 4/12/2010 16:10

Excellent work, overall, however, after viewing your WIP, I think it could have been a lot stronger if you had left it at an earlier stage.  The lighting looks a little too dead-on, and I feel some sort of directional lighting would have really helped avoid the feeling of symmetry and overpolish.  Revealing the whole of Pickman's model is rather like the difference between the original Alien movie and Aliens; the first has an atmosphere of horror and the unknown, as you only get partial glimpses of the lone creature, whereas Aliens fills the screen with full illuminated hordes.  It's still a good film, but lacks a little of the subtley and intensity.

Technique is perfect.

kaneli2000 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/12/2010 10:07

Sh*t. That's cool O_O

Peeter (Level 4 Button Man) @ 4/12/2010 08:49

I like your style. Especially the dithering. 

dakael (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 4/12/2010 04:11

Both your pictures, Tomic, are masterpieces, and I didn't mixed them up :) Keep up the good work! My picture landed at 14th place... sad but true ;) It wasn't even half good as yours.

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 4/12/2010 03:50

agreed =)

did you see my pic at bp? cause it may not be confused with the 8 color winter submarine - this was another competition. i'm gonna do a final version of the other one before submitting it here.

@frost: well, i've missed the last 3 breakpoints, thus last time there where pixels near the front was 2005 and 2006 =)

dakael (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 4/12/2010 02:31

Good work, Frost. Really good. But I think that Tomic's work should be on second place and your's on third. Nevertheless, you keep Amiga feeling alive!

Manjaman (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 4/12/2010 01:47

Impressive textures

Amanita (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 4/10/2010 17:34

Absolutely amazing!

DawnBringer (Level 10 Pixel artist) @ 4/9/2010 10:39

Hehe..You have now for certain earned your seat at the pixel-warriors table in Valhalla

...but how can you not like Iron Maiden?

Petrichor (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 4/8/2010 19:29

Oh my god, Pickman's Model is one of my favourite HPL stories <333

Stunning, as usual. I can never muster any kind of insightful comment about your work :P

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 4/8/2010 13:55

Great work with many a wonderful placement of colours.

skan (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 4/8/2010 13:50

 This should have ranked 1st.

-DE- (Level 11 General) @ 4/8/2010 11:57

Ooh, scary :D

elend (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 4/8/2010 09:46

Wow very cool.

Robinhood (Level 9 Boss) @ 4/8/2010 09:05


that's all :D

Kravvon Nar'roth (Level 4 Ensign) @ 4/8/2010 08:25

 It's when I see things like this that I'm reminded how far I have yet to go in my pixel art skills. You really created an awesome piece here. I really like it.

Frost (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 4/8/2010 08:22

Well, It was I that refused/didn't bother to scale the picture..

And also, "still less than frost"... It gave me a pretty good laugh.

It was really nice to se pixel pictures in the top three, in both compos! First time that happened at Breakpoint?

Adcrusher (Level 6 Major) @ 4/8/2010 04:14

It's pieces like these that remind me how bad I am at pixel art... fantastic work! this is awesome.

Ivy00 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/8/2010 03:24

awesome entry!  I could not watch the stream this year it was so screwed up on my end for some reason.  Too bad it was the last BP party :)

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 4/8/2010 02:39

awesome! tho, i didn't shit bricks in the compo =)

mostly because the organizers did not scale it to fullscreen, but ohwell, you seem to have compendsated it by collecting enough votekeys =) 4 points, damnit =)

missed to meet you there.. even at the pricegiving there was no frost when i came to the stage =/

Satsume (Level 10 Capo) @ 4/8/2010 01:27

omg. i'ts awesome. .o. 

Fagertveit (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 4/8/2010 00:43

Awesome stuff! I love Pickmans Model, and I love me Amiga 500 so it's a win win situation all throug! Great work, got somewhat of a ethereal feeling over it 

Mis-BUG (Level 9 Bio Mutant) @ 4/7/2010 22:54

oooh... com'on... You're Frost and the subject is awesome... How can anyone be surprised by the result?

P.S.: photoshop and graphicsgale can batch in a single animation all your files... I don't know if you can do this with gimp or some other online service too... I really would like to see the WIP

slym (Level 8 Ruby) @ 4/7/2010 20:58

Why did I have to see this at 11 at night before I go to bed  

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 4/7/2010 20:24

that looks nice! =)=)=)

wenruto (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 4/7/2010 18:04

Man I Would Realy Love to See The WIPs Love IT MAn Your Arts Are Incredible Dude I Love Em =)

Pragz (Level 1 Depressed) @ 4/7/2010 17:57

I think I love you. :P

Very nice work. You're rapidly becoming my favorite pixel artist. XD

Frost (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 4/7/2010 17:30

Well, I hate Iron Maiden and I would never ever rip something from them.

But, I hate to say that I see some similarities with Eddie. :(


I might also have to say that this is not any rip of any kind. I might do a WIP-animation if someone gives me a program that can batch load images...

PanicBomber (Level 6 Manager) @ 4/7/2010 17:04

reminds me of some iron maiden poster :p

Peach (Level 6 Made) @ 4/7/2010 16:30

 slept well? 

awesome dithering and ...frightening, of course!

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