A glimpse of freedom

A glimpse of freedom

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A glimpse of freedom

Title: A glimpse of freedom
Pixel Artist: jok  (Level 11 Master Assassin :: 30435 points)
Posted: 1/10/2021 08:20
Palette: 76 colors
Statistics:  14 comments    41 faves    0 avatars


76 colors

Amiga 500 picture (OCS)

Well, it took a long time, and it's different than usual - but, here is my another amiga picture with the landscape. This time I played with colors a bit. And tried some different approaches.

To display it on a real machine you need an exe file (this mode uses a lot of tricks, no place or time to explain, but it could be more than 512 colors on screen - while standard amiga lowres can have no more than 32)

I also started a little different version, with better composition, more details, a lot of fixes in every area, but since it was almost a year ago and I didn't manage to finish it - I decided to show an earlier version, more consistent.

hope you like it


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StevenM (Level 4 Deputy) @ 1/14/2021 01:01

The difficulty in offering feedback here [aside from feedback being filtered through a subjective lens] is not understanding which aspects of the colour choice and rendering are intentional, which are blindspots, and which are fixed or redrawn in the updated later version. Feel free to correct/inform me.

From a 1:1 view the water, skin and hair rendering are masterful, clearly a lot of different tones used to anti-alias certain surfaces. Spatial depth on display with the hills and foliage is very well done. The purple tone transitioning to orange hues in the very top cloud is an interesting aesthetic choice, ditto the desaturated cyan leading into red(!) in the cloud below it. There are parts of this current picture that seem a little unfinished (the foliage on the far right jumps from mid-value to near-black, the clouds and sky being dithered in spots and being left as clusters of clashing value elsewhere), but that leads back into the difficulty mentioned before.

I'd like to see the later version of the picture one day. The 'more consistent' descriptor makes it sound like it ultimately loses something in the transition, so being able to compare the two as a before-and-after could be educational.

railslave (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 1/13/2021 12:20

Just wow, arguably your master workx, for me. It all is tho 

tecnologgamer (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 1/12/2021 13:38

Wonderful, awesome colors, awesome textures.

WolfGD (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 1/12/2021 11:19

Beautiful piece! The ligting in the clouds and on the water is incredibly realistic and very pleasing to look at.

jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 1/12/2021 02:09

@gennoveus: thanks! indeed, a lot of time - too much :D

@wakimojo: thanks a lot man! aprreciated :)

@jeffSturm4nn: :) not really but thanks!

jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 1/12/2021 02:07

@Kurz: thanks  - It was a challenge, glad you like it.

Ha ha - on the next frame (this is just first frame of an animation you know? ;) )

jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 1/12/2021 02:06

@Theoden: Thank you!

@pixelcharpi: Thanks!

@Wrex: thanks a lot!

gennoveus (Level 5 Detective) @ 1/11/2021 21:56

Holy smokes the work that must have gone into this! Really fantastic piece.

wakimojo (Level 3 Stalker) @ 1/11/2021 04:24

this is really beautiful, very poetic textures and color spectrum

JeffSturm4nn (Level 3 Chief) @ 1/11/2021 03:15


Kurz (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 1/11/2021 02:36

Oh nice. I like the water here.

By the way, could you turn her a bit to the front 

WreX (Level 3 Stalker) @ 1/11/2021 02:35

really nice skin texture 

pixelcharpi (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 1/10/2021 17:28


Theoden (Level 8 Marshal) @ 1/10/2021 15:06

Excellent work!

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