Cold Hirst

Cold Hirst

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Cold Hirst

Title: Cold Hirst
Pixel Artist: jeremy  (Level 11 Sphinx :: 52957 points)
Posted: 1/20/2018 20:16
Palette: 7 colors
Statistics:  16 comments    30 faves    0 avatars

Quick challenge entry.

Pretty sure it fits C64 multicolour bitmap mode restrictions: widepixel, with 4 colours per 8x8 character.

E: changed palette, fixed stray 5 colour characters.

See it on CSDb

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fkbm (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 1/28/2018 09:24

As far as I know/remember there was also another catch. The background colour needs to be the same across all cells. But it does look like that's also respected. Top notch! Very nice pixel art.

Frost (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 1/25/2018 01:44

Very nice. I'm a sucker for this kind of details. Very good use of the palette.

ArmyFrog (Level 6 Major) @ 1/23/2018 17:28

I typically do not like the wise pixel style, but this is very appealing.

jeremy (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 1/22/2018 21:13

Thank you! 

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 1/22/2018 04:15

here you go :)

jackhummer (Level 2 Corporal) @ 1/22/2018 03:17

The frozen shark is smiling! I love it.

jeremy (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 1/21/2018 16:10


ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 1/21/2018 15:47

There is still 1 error left on the fin on the right close to that 2 dark grey pixel diagonal line.

jeremy (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 1/21/2018 15:01

Okay, I *think* I've found all the 5 colour characters using DB's Grafx2 script, so it should be proper MCOL now. Also opted for your version of the palette, on reflection I prefer the lower contrast.

Yes please to the executable /, that'd be great :)

Fleja2003 (Level 7 Lotus) @ 1/21/2018 12:10

God that looks so neat - that is incredible  precision work, and great Shark illustration! c:

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 1/21/2018 07:47

Yeah, I know about the pepto stuff, also his latest thing is He mentions that on there as well.

My palette really is just an adjusted version of the old pepto palette to make it a tad brighter.

There are still some errors, not that many. If you want I can make a C64 executable from this (using MCOL + sprite overlay) And also if you want I could add it to

jeremy (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 1/21/2018 06:58

Thanks for spotting the cyan dupe – not sure how that happened!

I realised the proper border was too big for the challenge, so trimmed 17px from each side. For the palette, I used Pepto's 2017 version, which is a lot more vibrant. Not sure if you've seen it / have any thoughts on its accuracy – keen to hear them.

Here's it is using your palette, with the proper border.

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 1/21/2018 06:40

I like this a lot.

However, there seem to be some mistakes as far as C64 restrictions go. Since the size of the border is not equal on all sides it is also hard to guess what the original 320x200 area is. Even if the image should not be possible in pure MCOL, it could be done with MCOL plus a sprite overlay.

You also have a duplicate cyan. The one that is less used is more correct, since the cyan and the light grey should be close in brightness (same luma)

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 1/21/2018 05:58

Damien Hirst can jump off a cliff but this is good stuff.

Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 1/21/2018 05:54

Really nice work!

Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 1/21/2018 05:46

Holy shit man! You've really upped the game with this one, wonderful.

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