Social Net

Social Net

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Social Net

Title: Social Net
Pixel Artist: Veto  (Level 4 Murderer :: 2405 points)
Posted: 4/21/2014 12:44
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  7 comments    9 faves    0 avatars

The picture is done for C64 in MultiColor mode.


Preset 16 color palette, resolution 160x200px, double-wide pixels
The screen is devided in grid by 4x8px size blocks
One background color fix for the whole screen, 3 color free of choice per block.

animated gif of the workstages can be found here:


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Veto (Level 4 Murderer) @ 4/28/2014 08:44

thanks to all for the nice words. truely appreciated.

@jok: it was nice to talk to you too.

well, i guess it is a mixture of minor issues and the resolution here that causes kind of unclear overall looks. what could be definitely improved in retrospec are dimensions of the characters according the perspective and probably recoloring the outside areas to become bit more restrained to the blue background.

btw blue background. this is one part that has been changed to the original concept. originally there was a more structured bg planned, but then the level of detail for the objects would have been reduced to make sure that there is still enough contrast. and it is just one example, initially i wanted also lensflares, there was even a different concept for representing the spider. would have ment loss of details... and i was not sure if the picture would work beyond this point because of such compromises.

tbh i was also thinking about an amiga version, because imho every issue here could be improved with more dots and homogeneous colors. but have to admit that i have not really the motivation to spend another 100+ hours...

jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 4/23/2014 02:38
Really like this style, some parts are amazing, great use of palette and work of light
i like 3d composition but i think something is wrong - its not as good as in squirrel one - maybe too many elements to manage?
anyway - nice pic. - should be ranked higher i think  :) - keep it up 
- make amiga version ;) 
PS it was really nice to talk with you at the party !

Pixelart_kid (Level 6 SWAT) @ 4/22/2014 09:32

Great use of the color palette of commodre 64. 

vierbit (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/22/2014 02:26

Looked great on the bigscreen.

Veto (Level 4 Murderer) @ 4/21/2014 14:40

the idea was that the spider represents a silent thread.  people are socializing around it and most do not care that the source of light might be a leecher (and even build the spider a home by themselves).

Friend (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 4/21/2014 14:22

ya.. im with alex.  The title is social net.  It seems that people are all attached together in a web, and there's a spider in the eye of the web.  Is there any deep message or meaning to this, or am I overthinking it

AlexHW (Level 5 Detective) @ 4/21/2014 13:31

awesome. is the spider symbolic of anything?

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