ZX Dubai

ZX Dubai

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ZX Dubai

Title: ZX Dubai
Pixel Artist: Retronator  (Level 5 Assistant Manager :: 2912 points)
Posted: 6/16/2011 15:06
Palette: 6 colors
Statistics:  7 comments    6 faves    0 avatars

Quite some time ago, when I was googling Dubai's skyscrapers, I came across this picture of the future Dubai Promenade. The colors were what took my interest - I saw a picture that must be made into a ZX Spectrum format. Today, when I read the challenge's theme, I knew what I had to do.

It was not easy to keep with the 2 colors/8x8 tile, but the limitation proved quite fun to deal with. The grid is bottom aligned - there's a 6px row of cyan on the top to fill the height to 150px. Below are 25x18 full 8x8 blocks.

I found a lot of great ZX Spectrum works on Pixel Joint so I hope my first work in this area delights at least some users. To others, sorry if your eyes exploded. :)

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helcril (Level 7 Colonel) @ 6/3/2013 21:47

 impressive! waitng it will be here.

Retronator (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 6/3/2013 17:49

 Indeed! My next big pixel art piece is all in this mode! WIPs can be seen as the cover artwork of my Facebook page.

helcril (Level 7 Colonel) @ 6/3/2013 04:55

 ZX forever 

Carnivac (Level 8 Shodan) @ 6/18/2011 01:24

Looks great to me. 

Retronator (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 6/17/2011 05:02

I'd also call it 'my excitingly colorfilled childhood'! Which hints at the power of imagination, since I had it hooked up to a black and white TV! Nevertheless, my memories are as vividly saturated as this image, which I think is just my mind extrapolating the drooling over screenshots in magazines (that weren't again on those B/W pages that saved the magazines some money back in the days :)). Probably the Amiga ones too. :)

I'm gibbering. Thanks for the comments and favs, I'm glad you appreciate fugly (although I dont find the colors extremely ugly myself ... Yeah, I had to google fugly up).

Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 6/17/2011 02:37

What you'd call 'limitation' and 'fun', I'd call 'omg fugly color palette torture' :) :P

Ever since that one ZX challenge, I've known what it was like- trying to make something reasonable within those torturous limitations- and seeing how this piece turned out, I am amazed :)

twingloxx (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 6/16/2011 23:17

My eyes explode (with delight!). Great stuff.

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dubai, skyscrapers, palm, city, buildings, ZX Dubai avatars, ZX Dubai icons, ZX Dubai pixel art, ZX Dubai forum avatars, ZX Dubai AOL Buddy Icons

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