Electric Eyes

Electric Eyes

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Electric Eyes

Title: Electric Eyes
Pixel Artist: ptoing  (Level 7 Cuttlefish :: 17227 points)
Posted: 1/31/2016 07:52
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  12 comments    23 faves    0 avatars

Sooner or later I had to make a fullscreen picture with Amstrad CPC specs.

mode0: 160x200 widepixels, up to 16 out of 27 colours

The palette is very weird in that there is very little room for brightness variation, which also makes antialias between hues somewhat tricky. Also added a generous border, because I felt the piece needed some breathing space.

Forgive the almost perfect symmetry. This is just a test doodle, really. I will probably do more in this mode at sometime in the future.

Progress anim.


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karakenio (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 7/22/2020 16:43

One of my favs previews

snowk (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 5/4/2016 14:21

best thing I've seen on here in a while

edit: i just realized I've made this same comment on several of your pieces in the past

o well :P

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 2/2/2016 10:27

You've done a wonderful job with the palette from my favourite 8 bit machine.

The pallete only has one grey to neutralize colours, so it needs to be approached differently. The pallete ranges are 256 or 128 RGB across the board which also means that skin tones need to be applied with care too.

m4rsellino (Level 5 Trash) @ 2/1/2016 11:49

O-hoh, great! Progress looks cool.

alkaline (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 1/31/2016 17:34

you make the colors work reeeally well for the most part, nice. don't know if I'm a huge fan of the outer circle outline. 

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 1/31/2016 17:04

Thanks everyone :)

jamon: I have checked the stuff on artcity and am overall not super impressed with most of the pieces on there (what with copies). The main problem with the palette is the really shitty value range, so it is kinda hard to make nonstandard colour ramps. Going black-blue-white, or black-red-orange-yellow-white is fine, but try to branch and stuff can look clashy very quick.

Pix.Ed. (Level 6 SWAT) @ 1/31/2016 16:55

Really like how the interlaced colors make this look. Great wip anim, you really experimented with this and tried many things. Thanks for sharing.

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 1/31/2016 15:26

Great stuff, adding to favs at once!

BlondeAnt (Level 3 Stalker) @ 1/31/2016 13:31

RAV (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/31/2016 12:01


jamon (Level 10 Operative) @ 1/31/2016 11:15

Wow... love this..

My first computer was CPC464 =) also my first pixel expirience was with this palete =)

I konw what you mean with "strange" but belive me after some time it will be great =)

Check some scene pictures on CPC ;)

Paddy (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 1/31/2016 09:28

Absolutely adore this.

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