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return to the stage

Title: return to the stage
Pixel Artist: schafft  (Level 1 Intern :: 437 points)
Posted: 8/29/2010 05:38
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  18 comments    10 faves    0 avatars

This work made for CC2010 ZX Graphics compo.

WIKI: The original ZX Spectrum has a screen resolution of 256×192 pixels. Colour information is overlaid onto this as a grid of 8x8 pixel regions known as attribute blocks; within each attribute block, only two colours may be used out of a palette of 8 (black, blue, red, magenta, green, cyan, yellow and white). Additionally, the entire attribute block may be designated as 'bright', resulting in a total of 16 possible colours (although strictly speaking, both bright and dark black appear as the same shade when viewed on a conventional TV set).

Pixels: 256 x 192
Attributes: 32 x 24
Colors: 16

P.S. Looks better on 2x zoom!



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Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 10/31/2010 14:42

Very vibrant! Good stuff.

bonehead11 (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 9/1/2010 12:32

If you did this from your head and havent used reference, I would fave it, but me not like rock stars too much. 

mashimi (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/1/2010 02:51

Very nice! It looks very good when you zoom once. I like the preview aswell :)   5*

schafft (Level 1 Intern) @ 8/31/2010 09:26

Sterner Regnix, Frankly, when I searched poses for a picture composition, you did not know that this is a group. A link to the original has not saved. Then I sketched the whole picture in pencil and worked with her. And the pictures taken up the Internet landscape. Saxophonist I do not remember where I got. It seems it was a statuette. If you find the original, be cool:)

Sterner Regnix (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 8/31/2010 08:39

Think you pixel pushed a little more than just the pose! As a Slash fan and huge GN'R fan in the 80's & 90's the face still looks like him, unmistakable...I can't see ANY change from the reference IS him...and Yes GN'R had a saxophone player (but she was female).

As I said in my comment, I like the picture, even though this is obviously slash from that reference picture. Any reason why you didn't show the ref?

schafft (Level 1 Intern) @ 8/31/2010 07:22

Sterner Regnix, yes pose I pixel from this man, but no face. I vanna make the selfportrit. And I do not remember saxophone in G'n'R :) Then I say — It's not real band :) If I painted a Christ with the sitter, it does not mean that he was Christ. And vice versa.

Sterner Regnix (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 8/30/2010 22:22

"It's not real band. Just my vision of jazz players."                                                                        

Sorry Dude, this is clearly Slash from Guns N Roses, Velvet Revolver fame!                         

Here's my...sorry your ref:

It's still cool though!

schafft (Level 1 Intern) @ 8/30/2010 21:24

Shiru, I agree with you. Voting for CC2010 was very strange. More right place can be seen here.

schafft (Level 1 Intern) @ 8/30/2010 21:19

DreamRunner, It's not real band. Just my vision of jazz players.

Shiru (Level 6 SWAT) @ 8/30/2010 00:36

It is simply amazing. Absolutely can't get how it only got 6th place, it should be in top three.

DreamRunner (Level 1 Gangster) @ 8/29/2010 20:44

Nice zx art:) What the band?

cai (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/29/2010 16:24

 Amazing that you managed so much detail while still sticking to the restrictions!  Awesome job!

KittenMaster (Level 4 Deputy) @ 8/29/2010 10:09

@Carnivac: I'm pretty sure he's referring to one black being in the "dark" set of colors and another being in the "bright" set, not that there's actually a different shades of black.

Anyway, this piece is freaking awesome.

Carnivac (Level 8 Shodan) @ 8/29/2010 08:41

Great pic though the words 'bright and dark black' just irritated me.  Black is black surely. As dark as things can be.  Any brighter and it's gray.

Sterner Regnix (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 8/29/2010 08:28

I could tell it was Slash from the's cool, gotta love the specy palette.

thick (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/29/2010 07:41

Love ZX pics. So vibrant colors!

Composition is quite good, and the amplifier is perfect. Agree on the arm (e.g. cyan could still go a little down, sleeve a bit more damaged) but the blue on the face is the best choice, just black looked like part of the face was missing.

Oh and that magenta on the back of the saxophone player's head looks a bit off. Maybe dither it?

onek (Level 6 Hitman) @ 8/29/2010 06:09

quite nice zx-job, it cool seeing a wip with that restrictions.... the guitarists face looked better without the blue imo, arm could need more work

Fingerfoods (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 8/29/2010 05:57

Holy shit.

I'm sorry, I don't think I can be more constructive than that. This is amazing.

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