Lotus Turbo Esprit

Lotus Turbo Esprit

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Title: Lotus Turbo Esprit
Pixel Artist: Retronator  (Level 5 Assistant Manager :: 2913 points)
Posted: 1/19/2014 13:25
Palette: 13 colors
Statistics:  11 comments    0 faves    1 avatars

Loosely based on the sprite from Lotus: The Ultimate Challenge. Remember that? I sure do.

It's part of a pixel art tutorial that will air soon on Give it 100, here.

Give it 100 is a webpage where you choose to do something for 100 days and upload a 10s clip of it every day. I have a couple of projects going there and you can see the timelapse of this sprite on my drawing one.


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Retronator (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 1/23/2014 03:10

Thanks d-p, I'll check them out.

Pixelart_kid (Level 6 SWAT) @ 1/22/2014 16:35

Ok, in the case of using color saturation to 100% tired immediately visible form and therefore use a white background to do so can damage your hearing (This is the reason why never work on a white background on screen), so use a background color is to work as visually(especially if you paint in pixels).

d-p (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 1/21/2014 15:48

Nice car.
If youre planning to do an pixel art tutorial, you might want to check out the very cool tutorial by "cure" in the PJ Forum and my very old one about car avatars.

Retronator (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 1/20/2014 16:31

Thanks. I went and cleaned the rest of my pieces to transparent backgrounds (well, in the icon at least). 

But why do you say to always work with a colored background? Can you explain? There was also a guy who said never to use saturated colors above 70% and never use true white/black. Clearly I'm missing something, so I'd appreciate to hear the reasoning behind it.

Pixelart_kid (Level 6 SWAT) @ 1/20/2014 16:23

Always try to work with a colored background, not white, some advice.

Pixelart_kid (Level 6 SWAT) @ 1/20/2014 15:52

Much better!

Retronator (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 1/20/2014 15:41

OK, uploaded the transparent version + stripped one gray in the process.

Retronator (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 1/20/2014 14:59

Celestial as in space black/blue/galaxies background? 

I don't know. I like the white background. I always loved rendering 3D models with all around lighting (just ambiental occlusion) on white background. It has that gallery feeling with nothing distracting from the object itself. I think it looks great on pages like Tumblr, where it seems to bleed into the white background of the post itself, but I do understand it doesn't look best on PixelJoint as it's a dark themed site. I tried making a transparent version especially for here, but the bright reflections in the windows just don't make it seem coherent on a dark background.

Well, I guess I could have repainted the whole windows, hm, let me see ... <puts on Lotus The Ultimate Challenge Soundtrack>

Pixelart_kid (Level 6 SWAT) @ 1/20/2014 14:16

I recommend using a more comfortable background see, like a celestial, as the white strains the eyes.

Pero nice sprite de LOTUS game!!

Carnivac (Level 8 Shodan) @ 1/20/2014 02:08

Memories of two Amiga's linked up with two players on each having a 4 player race on Lotus 2.  Good times.  Classic music too.

CELS (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 1/19/2014 14:07

Nicely done. I loved and hated that game. 

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