Nightdrive With My Vette

Nightdrive With My Vette

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Nightdrive With My Vette

Title: Nightdrive With My Vette
Pixel Artist: Imagician  (Level 5 Rokkyu :: 3016 points)
Posted: 6/24/2014 15:14
Statistics:  28 comments    44 faves    0 avatars

Small avatar pic I made for a Corvette forum I'm meber of (pics can be 120x120 50K there). The forum there is totally not pixel oriented, but rather for help and DIY stuff concerning Corvettes. I had felt like creating an (remotely) Outrun inspired animation for a long time anyway, so I thought the opportunity had come ;)

I know the trees are a bit "jumpy", but I'd dare to claim that in the original Outrun series the scaling of the roadside stuff wasn't smooth either, so I call it true to the original and intended ;)

Was listening to Anoraak's Nightdrive EP partly while making this. Here's one of the remixes that's on it; I think it really fits the mood for me: (I know, according to the lyrics there should be someone next to the driver... ;)


EDIT: Uploaded a reworked version, with a handmade gradient for the sky and also some color optimizations/reductions on other parts. Hope now it's fit for PJ ;)


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iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 6/30/2014 00:17

Simple and lovely!

Friend (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 6/28/2014 12:52

looks delicious at 2x

CassioRenan (Level 2 Corporal) @ 6/28/2014 11:02

Get off the middle of the road!
Great piece. I love the style.

Mandrill (Level 8 Partner) @ 6/27/2014 10:32

Superb piece. I like the timeless style of it.

Imagician (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 6/27/2014 08:59

Ok, so here goes the version with the smoother sky gradient ;-)

1x1 pixel:

2x2 pixel:

RileyFiery (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 6/27/2014 06:01

Imgur would be best. By the way this is great.

Imagician (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 6/27/2014 05:48

CELS: I don't regurlarly upload stuff for general purposes, so what would be a good "hoster"? Imgur? What do you suggest / use? (I don't want to go through any registering stuff right now ;))

CELS (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 6/27/2014 05:43

Could we have a link to the original gif, with the gradient? While heretical and decadent, it certainly was very pretty :)

Nether (Level 5 Captain) @ 6/26/2014 22:36

Nice. Really great work on the colors and animation. I kinda got lost staring at this. I really like the retro feeling and I didn't even notice the jumpy trees at first until I read your description. I find nothing wrong with them, they work well with the jumpy car.

Tricxta (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 6/25/2014 17:48

Great piece!, however, you have one frame off causing a slight jumping effect which is getting on me.(Who knows, it might just be me)

Imagician (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 6/25/2014 16:08

Glad to find someone who also appreciates Mitch Murder! One of my absolute favourites, especially when driving ;)

albertov (Level 4 Button Man) @ 6/25/2014 15:19

Now some Mitch Murder music and perfect!

7heSama (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/25/2014 13:52

That is some shit suspension...

I like that you didn't make it totally symmetric, ie the mirrors and roadlines. Nice work anyways.

Theoden (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 6/25/2014 12:08

Great work!

torguen (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 6/25/2014 10:32

The Corvette never die... and charger 1966 will not die.

Imagician (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 6/25/2014 10:18

Well jalsonso, thanks, but since "Our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us" I guess I'll have to best the Little Danny with some othe piece in the future ;)

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 6/25/2014 10:14

Very nice! I especially like the headlights.

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 6/25/2014 10:13

Its a great piece and fun animation but not better then the #1 top ranked lil'dude of all time 

Imagician (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 6/25/2014 09:51

Thanks for the hint, Manupix. I mutilated the preview picture to squeeze it into 10K... not sure if I like the result though :D. But I guess grayscaling it or removing the animation will produce less interest and fewer clicks...

EDIT: Changed it again to a 1x1 pixel preview with the big one as a darker still in the background. I think I'm fine with this version...

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 6/25/2014 09:06

Preview > 10k

Also: ==> nice upgrade!

chipg4 (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 6/25/2014 08:52


Voltali obscur (Level 9 Boss) @ 6/25/2014 08:13

Great work, the retro touch is very well managed. 
The tree "jumpiness" is not at all a hindrance as you said (Outrun ref) and I would also add it matches well the large scale you went for.

elend (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 6/25/2014 05:41

Just gorgeous. Great colors, nice animation, cool retro feel. :D

Imagician (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 6/25/2014 04:51

Uploaded a rework, hopefully now it's fine with the rules. 

Zizka (Level 10 Operative) @ 6/25/2014 03:38

Well, technically, you could use the same reasoning for just about anything digital since  everything is made up of pixels... 

It looks cool but as Cels said, gradient isn't going to cut it.

Imagician (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 6/25/2014 01:53

CELS > I think I have a slight idea what you mean. I have reviewed the rules and it says "no gradient fills" indeed, though I find this a bit vague, since e.g. the night sky could as well be done by handpicking the colors and doing doing the lines each by each, with the same result. In fact, Deluxe Paint even had a function for creating palette gradients.

Alas, since this piece is still unapproved, I'd like to hear some admin's opion(s) here, anybody? :)

CELS (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 6/25/2014 00:15

This is so awesome! Nostalgia overload! But it seems like you've got some use of gradients here, which means you may have difficulty getting this into the gallery. 

Pixelart_kid (Level 6 SWAT) @ 6/24/2014 19:13

Is awesome animation.
I love it!!!

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