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Title: Scientist
Pixel Artist: spiny  (Level 3 Private Eye :: 1417 points)
Posted: 7/11/2010 01:44
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  9 comments    0 faves    0 avatars

Origianlly pixelled mostly on Atari ST using Neochrome.

I'm not overly happy with the dithering, I have made some changes but may make more at some point in the future :)

A version of this with a scanned and manipulated background was entered at Sundown 2009 demo party, but didn't do very well (it came last :D)


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8 Bit Dreams (Level 10 President) @ 2/5/2015 19:55

Cool bean!

avo (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 7/14/2010 21:13

Looks stylish.... 

Manjaman (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 7/14/2010 16:05

I'm in love with the face design. His right eye kicks asses.

The pixel work is not that good though, as ThereIsNoCure said, but keep practicing, you have a great style here.

spiny (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 7/14/2010 11:36

funnily enough, the head was wider on an earlier version (it's on my atari hard drive right now, which is packed away due to decorating my house :) ) but it seemed to look better a bit narrower, I'll play with the hair and see if I can't improve it.

You are quite right on the 45degree lines, they do look blurry, another few evenings of tinkering should make that a little better I reckon :)

cure (Level 11 Godfather) @ 7/14/2010 08:56

the way the head/hair is flat in the top right of the image suggests he lacks proper cranial volume (back  of the skull is too small). you've used aa on a lot of 45 degree angles, which isn't really necessary and just creates blurry lines. you do a lot of single pixel aa, but you may want to experiment with using small 2-3 pixel "lines" for aa in some spots, you just have to fee where the line needs to be "pulled" in one direction or another.

spiny (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 7/14/2010 08:37

EDIT: changed the scanned and photoshopped background for a simple fade, resized to get rid of the empty space, re-did a lot of AA and some of the dither. Happier with this now, but I reckon it still needs 'something' before it is truly finished.

cure (Level 11 Godfather) @ 7/11/2010 10:09


spiny (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 7/11/2010 06:43

ah, thats cool, if I modified the images to remove the fonts and retouched scan parts, could I re-submit them ?

cure (Level 11 Godfather) @ 7/11/2010 06:30

Hey, welcome to PJ.

Unfortunately we don't allow color reductions. We ask that pixel placement be 100% intentional, so such automated processes aren't allowed. Under this same line of reasoning, we don't usually allow computer fonts, which could be a factor delaying the acceptance of one of your other pieces.

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