Amigara Fault Self Portrait

Amigara Fault Self Portrait

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Amigara Fault Self Portrait



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Title: Amigara Fault Self Portrait
Pixel Artist: Christoballs  (Level 6 Saber-toothed Tiger :: 15479 points)
Posted: 2/15/2021 05:03
Palette: 24 colors
Statistics:  32 comments    63 faves    0 avatars

Wanted to make a new self portrait for 2021.
Used 12bit colour in GrafX2, 320x256 Amiga resolution.


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Umbohr (Level 3 Dryad) @ 6/21/2021 10:20

Saw your banner on twitter and wonder if it was on pj... No idea how i missed it, what a great self portrait, incredible stuff there!


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wakimojo (Level 3 Dodo) @ 3/18/2021 00:49

thanks for not keeping your 2011 promise of less self-portraits


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8Nephila8 (Level 5 Amethyst) @ 3/3/2021 16:48

A fantasitic blend of style and realism.


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ElCaPixlo (Level 3 Fish) @ 2/25/2021 07:14

I like that sharp look very surreal.


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ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 2/18/2021 06:43

Just make sure you keep the aspect thing in mind, since it makes quite a bit of difference. :)


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hyperlinkyourheart (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 2/18/2021 05:51

So interesting...


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Christoballs (Level 6 Saber-toothed Tiger) @ 2/18/2021 00:59

My curiosity is piqued! I intended to but haven't tried 9bit colour depth yet, but since it is pretty easy to set up in GrafX2, I will definitely give Atari ST specs a go!


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ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 2/17/2021 18:59

If you struggled with the colour stepping for this one, you should give Atari ST stuff a go next: 320x200 (mind the 4:3 aspect ratio, so best to sketch at 320x240 or even bigger and then shrink before refining) with 16 colours in 9 bit colour depth. 8 steps for each channel. It is really good fun though.


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Christoballs (Level 6 Saber-toothed Tiger) @ 2/17/2021 17:20

Thank you, I am flattered!
I intended to make a far more naturalistic piece at first, but I decided otherwise.

Regarding the palette, I was going for a slight grisaille look, into which I added some purple and teal for more colour contrast. It's true that in some white skins you do get to these colours, as well as greys and greens.

It was the first time I worked in 12bit colour, which means that there are 16 steps per colour channel - the consequence is that there were fewer tones to use than in the usual 24bit. I really struggled finding in-between colours and balancing the palette as I was building it. The line shading was partly done to compensate for the too wide a stepping in the colours...

I will definitely make more Amiga/12bit pieces in future, and that colour depth may even interest you! :)


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jasky (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 2/17/2021 16:31

I think this is astounding. I keep revisiting it to zoom in on new and unexplored areas (this time it was the backlit cheekbone) to see more details. Contrasting the yellow in the skin tone with that bright purple seems to average a very odd yellow and tame it to something resembling flesh, with maybe a little iridescence. So cool how you manage to do that with whatever palette you're using. 


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Christoballs (Level 6 Saber-toothed Tiger) @ 2/17/2021 13:54

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-CTposK5Lp/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
This 3D print of mine!


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ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 2 King Checker) @ 2/17/2021 12:06

What are you holding?


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Ubisavis (Level 6 Made) @ 2/17/2021 08:00

Great pixel cluster!! 


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railslave (Level 2 Tulip) @ 2/16/2021 12:26

Stunning !! A modern classic/hall of famer.


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critikill (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 2/16/2021 10:40

Great one. Love the sorted dithering and colors!


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Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 2/16/2021 07:04

Very nicely done.


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CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 2/16/2021 04:58

So many great things to say about this piece. The colours, the clusters, the composition. But what I like the most is that it really takes advantage of pixel art as a medium even though this is quite a large canvas. It doesn't camouflage the use of pixels, it accentuates it, even when viewed at 1X. I really wish more pixel art did this and I'll try to emulate (plagiarize) it in the future, somehow.


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jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 2/16/2021 00:53

Super nice


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Gravista (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 2/15/2021 20:37

Amazing. Totally love this unique approach to dithering. Love the eyes especially! Just wow.


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Christoballs (Level 6 Saber-toothed Tiger) @ 2/15/2021 15:38

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-CTposK5Lp/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
This 3D print of mine!


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magickbird (Level 4 Button Man) @ 2/15/2021 15:26

Great work! The face kinda resembles Ewan McGregor


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Hapiel (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 2/15/2021 14:14

What are you holding?


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Theoden (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 2/15/2021 14:11

This is fantastic Chris! Digging every aspect of it. 
Goes straight into the masterpieces folder.


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Amorph (Level 4 Sea Turtle) @ 2/15/2021 13:49

TOO good!


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Eliathx (Level 2 Dealer) @ 2/15/2021 10:40

I can't say anything that hasn't been said. I love everything about this. Really inspiring for future work 


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Trick17 (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 2/15/2021 09:22

Have to second that, one of the best pixel pieces I saw in a while, instant fav! It also inspires me to do a selfportrait again, maybe in the near future...


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ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 2/15/2021 07:49

This came out very nice. Very sharp. Great colous, shapes, everything really.


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Drea (Level 6 Time Traveller) @ 2/15/2021 07:32

Wow  everywhere I look there is amazing technique 


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Hapiel (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 2/15/2021 07:16

Next level!!


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jrojas28 (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 2/15/2021 07:13

Amazing work Chris! Love the way the rendering was done, gives it an unique and very interesting look!

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Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 2/15/2021 06:59

One of the most stunnning pieces of pixel art I have ever seen. I love it. 


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SeDiceBisonte (Level 7 Junk) @ 2/15/2021 05:15

Your self portraits are always inspirational. Really superb work, with the hand being particularly impressive.


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