The Ugly Duckling

The Ugly Duckling

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The Ugly Duckling

Title: The Ugly Duckling
Pixel Artist: Pheno  (Level 4 Button Man :: 3760 points)
Posted: 2/23/2015 15:39
Palette: 8 colors
Statistics:  16 comments    0 faves    0 avatars

Based off the "Ugly Duckling" silly symphony, I guess. Submitting this as a reminder for myself to fix the duck later.

EDIT: Fixed the duck. Also, it's a mock-up now.

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jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 2/26/2015 16:52

At the time of adding to the gallery I knew HZoltan would call you on it and that you would edit it

Pheno (Level 4 Button Man) @ 2/26/2015 15:55

At the time of that comment it was not a character select screen.

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 2/26/2015 15:37

@HZoltan, A character selection screen is prt of a game so its technically a mockup.

Acacia (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/25/2015 18:36

Thanks much! This stuff is interesting to know! 

Pheno (Level 4 Button Man) @ 2/24/2015 18:32

The NES uses palettes in 8x8 tiles. I'm not terribly versed in this stuff, but I think by making these palettes the way they are it uses less sprites (as overlapping sprites would be the only way to achieve those palettes otherwise, I think), and only so many sprites can be in a row at a time before flicker happens. It's just conservative use of the layers.

Acacia (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/24/2015 18:00

Oh, I see it, looking back at them. I think the green just stands out a little more. Is there a reason for doing this? Like, to make it more like the way things were set up on the NES? Sorry if that's a stupid question! I'm still slightly new to this stuff.

Pheno (Level 4 Button Man) @ 2/24/2015 15:14

All of them have a bit of green/yellow spilling onto their eggs. It's just how I set up the palettes.

Acacia (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/24/2015 15:10

I love them all! They're so cute! Especially the ugly one and the creepy no-eyed one.

Also, the ugly one has some green spilling over on his egg.

I love them! 

Pheno (Level 4 Button Man) @ 2/24/2015 14:25

Nice catch.

HZoltan (Level 5 Captain) @ 2/24/2015 13:10

The description says: "...wants you to design a NES mock-up". How is this a mockup?

Friend (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 2/24/2015 12:27

he's kinda cute

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 2/23/2015 18:22

Oh, so they're chicks, right. That is what I meant. Well, I really enjoy the piece, and it is nice to have it blow my mind so much.

Pheno (Level 4 Button Man) @ 2/23/2015 18:14

Well, when looking at the "Ugly Duckling" Silly Symphony, the story was of one duckling hatching among several chicks. Since the duckling was clearly the odd-one-out, I decided to have a bit of creative, somewhat subtle fun with some of the other ones.

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 2/23/2015 16:46

It's very disturbing to me, because the title is the Ugly Duckling. So, I think 'Okay, and there he is on the bottom right, clear as day.' But, then when I look closer there is a duck with no eyes. What is HIS story? And then to the bottom left there is a duck with bed-room eyes, or he is exasperated by the whole idea.

Pheno (Level 4 Button Man) @ 2/23/2015 16:09

I know, right?

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 2/23/2015 16:01

One of the ducks doesn't have any eyes.

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