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Pixel Artist: Christoballs  (Level 7 Neanderthal :: 19184 points)
Posted: 11/10/2011 15:22
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  23 comments    17 faves    0 avatars

I promise I'll do less self-portraits, I swear I'm no narcissist!

This is practice with the definite palette for the Chip16:

The missing bit in the hair is intentional.


16 colours, of course.

Reference: http://i.imgur.com/XD7c8.jpg


Edit: forgot to thank Dawnbringer for motivating me to find my own palette. :)


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jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 6/9/2014 13:24

great portret - superb use of palette

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 2 King Checker) @ 5/25/2012 20:55

Great portrait.

FinalFrenzy32n8bitside (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/3/2011 08:02

Haha,I like it.  :)

Erico (Level 4 Deputy) @ 11/17/2011 08:41

 You look like bruce campbell there!


jamon (Level 10 Operative) @ 11/17/2011 02:00

Great colors - great mixing!  

Noet (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 11/16/2011 07:49

this is dope

Tart (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 11/15/2011 17:23

 You look a little green!

Jetrel (Level 1 Intern) @ 11/15/2011 01:03

 Brilliant stuff there.

The overall color areas are, themselves, prone to resolving as the bright, kinda-primary colors they are, which makes this a bit motley (big patches of primary colors on the face), but that's the result of a presumably conscious decision not to do any dithering.  It's the natural cost of that + this palette, just like dithering often can't avoid causing texture with a fixed palette that's not rigorously optimized for a given piece.

Absolutely stellar.

X0-000 (Level 4 Deputy) @ 11/13/2011 15:13

That's awesome. :)

Ponteiro (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/12/2011 13:46

 very good!

Christoballs (Level 7 Neanderthal) @ 11/11/2011 14:59

Not at all intentional, but maybe I do look a bit like Bill Hader...

this is my reference: http://i.imgur.com/XD7c8.jpg

big brother (Level 11 Admiral) @ 11/11/2011 13:03

Not sure if it was intentional, but it looks a lot like Bill Hader.

Christoballs (Level 7 Neanderthal) @ 11/11/2011 06:00

Thanks for the analysis, Dawnbringer!

That's correct, it'd be 15 full colours plus a transparent colour.

The checkered colour is the transparent colour, as Jeremy pointed out. I don't think I'll be using it often as an overlay colour, so the lightest grey will play as the white colour in the palette. That being said, as surt pointed out it's a fixed transparent colour, so I'm tempted to make it purple instead.

The green's been giving me some trouble, so I think I'll darken the grey.

I've updated the pic plus the palette!

surt (Level 11 Godfather) @ 11/11/2011 02:47

The 'Fro is weak in this one, but his colours are strong.

Isn't having a fixed transparent index (presuming that's what it is) rather wasteful given you've got so few indices to play with?

Friend (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 11/10/2011 21:10

o_O that seems really complicated.  I wish I knew as much as you about color

jeremy (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 11/10/2011 20:23

The checkered one represents transparency I assume.

DawnBringer (Level 10 Pixel artist) @ 11/10/2011 19:57

What's with the checkered white, is it really a 15 color palette? (in case of 16 the bright-grey is a little too close to white)

Here's a little analysis: spotted some weaknesses that could easily be adjusted.


A little weak in the brightness-scale but nice and evenly distributed "domains" in the bri-hue diagrams (hardly any points where 4 areas converge = sign of weakness).

And...great picture! :)

jeremy (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 11/10/2011 18:47

*added to palettes folder*

This is real nice. I don't think the splash of red on the right cheekbone works as-is though, and the lightest grey on the left one verges on banding with the dark grey.

Darth Mandarb (Level 10 Operative) @ 11/10/2011 18:37

This is really good!  My only nit-pick would be that the left (his right) eye feels like it's not looking quite as far to the side as the right (his left) eye is!  Tiny thing ...

Great choice/use of palette.

Sengir (Level 1 Intern) @ 11/10/2011 17:52

I love this so much, the colors are beautiful!

Friend (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 11/10/2011 17:25

pretty cool.  Though it is kind of weird looking how the skin uses the pallete much more interestingly than the hair and shirt

Jackman941 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/10/2011 16:56

 Wonderful use of palete. 

Destiny (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 11/10/2011 15:28

 Nice, I love the way this looks. The palette is neat and was used well~


Good job

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