Dodonpachi Study

Dodonpachi Study

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Dodonpachi Study

Title: Dodonpachi Study
Pixel Artist: ptoing  (Level 7 Cuttlefish :: 17307 points)
Posted: 5/26/2018 20:55
Palette: 112 colors
Statistics:  15 comments    73 faves    0 avatars

Decided to do a closer study of the style used in Dodonpachi.

The first palette of each ship is taken from actual Dodonpachi enemies, the other 3 of each are ones I made.

The palette layout for enemies in DDP is basically 7 main colours, 4 secondary (usually metal) colours and 3 accent colours. Another colour is used for the dropshadow (which in the case of tanks is baked into the sprite), but this colour is never used for anything but shadows, so the practical colour count here is 14 colours plus transparency each.

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Mr_Hk_ (Level 5 Sniper) @ 6/6/2018 02:59

super neat !

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 6/3/2018 08:34

Looking forward to it :)

Squirrelsquid (Level 4 Rubbish) @ 6/3/2018 06:59

then I really got to try some soon. :D

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 6/3/2018 01:11

Thanks :)

As far as style emulation goes, I think the DDP style is very easy to copy. If you analyse the enemies a bit, you can see that which shade is used for which surfaces is fairly consistent. Once you got that down the rest is just greeble. :D

Squirrelsquid (Level 4 Rubbish) @ 6/2/2018 19:16

I'm amazed how well you emulate the style. ( and how you dissect their material on twitter. )

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 5/30/2018 05:49

Thanks everyone :)

Fleja2003 (Level 7 Lotus) @ 5/29/2018 19:21

Wha what what - what take this drawing down! it doesnt deserve to be on PJ - it's unfair!

kidding - this is too fantasic - amazzling textures - and Im just amazzled overall :oo

Decroded (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 5/29/2018 01:11

Worth noting complimentary colours in original palettes 

DawnBringer (Level 10 Pixel artist) @ 5/28/2018 08:50

Pew-pew neato! :) 

JeffSturm4nn (Level 3 Chief) @ 5/27/2018 21:46

Great work m8. 

Zephyrrite (Level 8 Guerrilla) @ 5/27/2018 06:55


Irenaart (Level 9 Dagon (Dagon, also Philistine mythology)) @ 5/27/2018 06:26

Amazing job! And I love Dodonpachi game (one of the best shooter ever). :)

Pix.Ed. (Level 6 SWAT) @ 5/27/2018 06:10

There is so much to learn from these that I don't even know where to start. So intricate and detailed.

moondrome (Level 7 Merfolk) @ 5/27/2018 06:07


Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 5/27/2018 03:12

All of the palettes are good! You were always so good at these. 

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