Night Walk

Night Walk

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Night Walk



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Title: Night Walk
Pixel Artist: Veto  (Level 4 Murderer :: 2405 points)
Posted: 7/23/2013 04:04
Palette: 15 colors
Statistics:  8 comments    9 faves    0 avatars

C64 HiRes including border sprites.

restrictions for the hires part: 320x200px, preset palette, block size 8x8px grid, 2 colors per block allowed.
the parts in the border is done with sprites which are limited to 8 ones per rasterline.
the mode restrictions are simulated by using horizontal expanded multicolor objects (max 3 colors per sprite, 2 colors fix, 12x21px) as background color and hires objects (single color, 24x21px) as foreground color.

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sulamith (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 7/30/2013 04:19

Expressive piece. Very atmosperic.


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Andrey (Level 4 Deputy) @ 7/29/2013 08:22

This is epic, man!


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Temessis (Level 6 Made) @ 7/24/2013 06:35

Nice colors and lightning


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Theoden (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 7/24/2013 05:56

This is pretty good. Awesome lighting and scene.


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Veto (Level 4 Murderer) @ 7/24/2013 02:36

elend: well, it is not really possible to antialias in this mode. you usually have only 2 colors...

some artists use dithered lines to get a similar effect, i try to get along with contours at the edges of the 8x8 blocks to get the one or another additional color (which is rare for the overall picture, but useful to avoid clashes).


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elend (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 7/24/2013 02:16

I must say, usually I am not a fan of the "sketchy" or even "unfinished" look. I just love antialiasing and prefer it to anything else... yet, it's a really nice picture with a superb mood and great lighting. And as I understand it the sketchy look is mostly (?) due to the technical limitations?

Either way... it just looks gorgeous and well done. Love it. Especially the dog.


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Veto (Level 4 Murderer) @ 7/23/2013 11:41

mr fahrenheit: thanks for the compliment :)

well, this sketchy look is a bit part of the way i pixel and the 2-color restriction. guess it is because of the combination of avoiding avoid dithering and the paint brush color gradients. not 100% sure though, because my pics became overall more and more painterly over the past years.


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Mr.Fahrenheit (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 7/23/2013 11:10

 You made the colors look really well together! Awesome job. A little sketchy though.


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