NES Faces

NES Faces

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NES Faces

Title: NES Faces
Pixel Artist: ptoing  (Level 7 Cuttlefish :: 17307 points)
Posted: 4/3/2016 17:37
Palette: 46 colors
Statistics:  30 comments    152 faves    0 avatars

NES graphics are a lot of fun to play around with. 4 tile palettes for each face, and every tile palette is unique. These could be displayed on a real NES, one at a time.

No sprites were hurt in the making of these portraits.

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Pixel_Outlaw (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 1/9/2017 12:54

Wonderful work! I appreciate that you're adhering to the system limitations too!

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 5/4/2016 11:24

On the NES you can have 4 palettes for tiles. Each palette has 3 colours + 1 shared colour (in my case black).

And those tile palettes are applied on a 2x2 tile basis, so 16x16 pixel grid.

So usually I started with black and 2 greys for the base. That would allow me to be flexible when adding colour and filling in the 4th colour for each palette. Hope this makes sense.

Volrak_Rutra (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 5/3/2016 16:20

what do you mean by "tile palettes"?

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 5/2/2016 18:28

Thanks everyone, glad you like them :)

Volrak: Made these over the course of one week. Most of the initial work is quite fast, working with 3 colours. Then polish adding the 4th colour and tile palettes. And tweaks, tweaks, tweaks. But yeah, lowcolour work in general is pretty fast for me nowadays.

Volrak_Rutra (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 5/2/2016 16:09

i love these portrait sets! awesome every time. how long does it take you to make this?

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 4/10/2016 04:22

One of my fav sets so far

eigenbom (Level 4 Deputy) @ 4/8/2016 19:01


Eggy (Level 6 SWAT) @ 4/8/2016 05:14

So frigging cool!  I need to learn how to use colors like that.

Zizka (Level 10 Deep Blue) @ 4/8/2016 04:34

Yeah, you can tell it's ptoing just by looking at the preview image. Got this funky vibe going on. Kudos! Not that many artists have that instantly recognizable style. 

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/7/2016 10:30

So much style and pixel perfection everywhere.

I love, love, love them!

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 4/7/2016 03:59

Thanks :)

I plan on coming this year. Would be nice, last one I been to was X'10 D:

carrion (Level 7 Underboss) @ 4/7/2016 03:53

wow - just wow!

as people said - one of your best! hope to meet you again at X'16!

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 4/6/2016 13:24

More freedom compared to stuff like EGA and CGA or MSX for sure.

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 4/6/2016 13:02

some of your best yet, in part because you seem to have a little more freedom with your palette.

gogglecrab (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 4/6/2016 06:31

This is some solid work right here my friend!

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 4/5/2016 04:43

Assembloids is already in development for the NES :) And we will add at least 1 additional mode.

Lazycow (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/5/2016 00:17

Exclent! It's hard to select my favourite one - maybe it's the piggy-bat. But now do an Assembloids-II game :)

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 4/4/2016 12:00

Das ist ne Fledermaus. Man merkt Du lebst in der Stadt, haha.

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 4/4/2016 10:58

des wildschweinschen. 2. reihe, rechts & blau.

Mirre (Level 8 Jellyfish) @ 4/4/2016 03:32

Yay Sven! I have really been looking forward to a new portrait collection from you. Your designs are always spot on and both interesting and funny. Also the colours are so nice here. These are all so good! I have so many faves out of them, haha. The bat tho... <3

Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 4/4/2016 02:21

Think this might be my favorite yet, just gorgeous. Now hurry up with those t-shirts and posters! I usually mention my favorites, but they're all lovely.

Theoden (Level 10 Operative) @ 4/4/2016 01:06

These are awesome.

Mega_19 (Level 6 Manager) @ 4/3/2016 21:14

ptoing: i see, thanks for the reply ptoing 

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 4/3/2016 20:20


tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 4/3/2016 20:15

seeing the preview I expected an April fools entry. fooled :)

beautiful heads again. I loove the boar. one-eyed skull is a bit disturbing though :)

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 4/3/2016 18:39

Mega 19: That differs quite a lot, and I did not time anything here. But I would guess between less than 1 to about 4 hours for some which had more revisions. These are all stream of consciousness. Starting with some weird shape, and then doing what comes to mind. And some of them changed quite a bit.

m4rsellino (Level 5 Trash) @ 4/3/2016 18:36

they all look amazing

Paddy (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 4/3/2016 18:29

Forever will you be my favourite character designer on the site. Absolutely adore your portraits.

Mega_19 (Level 6 Manager) @ 4/3/2016 18:29

nice as always, how much time did it take to make each one? 

Mathias (Level 6 Garbage) @ 4/3/2016 18:04

one word: SUPERDANK

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