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Title: Sorry I'm The Be(a)st
Pixel Artist: slay  (Level 1 Rookie :: 1025 points)
Posted: 5/8/2005 07:31
Statistics:  55 comments    100 faves    0 avatars

Pixelled on Amiga (Personal Paint) 100% by hand.

"Sorry I'm The Be(a)st" won Apocalypse - the pixel-graphics competition in Czech Republic in 2000.
It was also used in Amiga demo called "I Want To Be Machine" (by Appendix) which won Satellite'00 - the demoscene festival in Poland. It was also used as a title graphics in electronic zine called Eurochart (issue 42), slide-show "Blind Visions" (Appendix) and slide-show "Hysteria" (Grid). It was printed in paper magazine Computer Arts (02/2003)) and .psd magazine (03/2005).

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Vitkauskas (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/21/2009 12:01
100 fav! :) Thank me :P 5/5

Wade (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/19/2009 08:05
Awesome stuff! Always liked this!

Slemsvamp (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 12/27/2008 10:50
Stewie Griffin? Anyway, awesome :P

Photocopier (Level 11 Godfather) @ 11/9/2008 10:36
unnatural. how many colours?

Pajama-Sam (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 10/28/2008 15:03

Pure Awesomeness...

pixel_bath (Level 1 Intern) @ 10/22/2008 05:51

Is this a pixel art ??? Looks too smooth to be pixel art...

Chace (Level 5 Captain) @ 10/20/2008 12:47

CobaltHex (Level 3 Stalker) @ 9/28/2008 21:37

Toad (Level 1 Depressed) @ 9/18/2008 08:33

that looks awesome

Icleus (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/17/2008 18:19
It is really a nice piece but like many others and myself have come to the conclusion that it's not made pixel by pixel.

This piece runs 256 colors, primarily 64 of them registering as black(#000000).
One of the colors in the 256 is set as #000008 which is so low in the field of blue it doesn't hold any purpose in this piece other than appearing to be black.  There is another one also set to #080000 which are some pixels randomly placed next to the fire.  There's no purpose for pixels being that low in color unless your piece runs a wide range of one main color.  Specifically including a dark hue.
Any regular pixel artist would have just ran the negative space with one solid color.

Instead there's a composite of 32 really dark colors scattered around.
I find it hard to believe that someone would hand select 32 really dark colors and specifically color in the background with them like how it's done here. 

Majoris (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 5/8/2008 18:22
Yeah, doesn't look pixeled, but apparently is O_o
Very, super, ultra, mega, uber amazing,

Krazykatz1995 (Level 1 Gangster) @ 1/4/2008 12:08
It doesn't really look like pixel art, but AMAZING

A.B. (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 12/7/2007 13:12

I'm not sure if this is pixel art or not, because it is possible to make it, but it's way to many colours, as mentioned by Blick.

This pixel is like ilkke x 10 in size and details.

Anyways, 6/6 and fav'd. :P

By the way, if you have a WIP, I'd be pleased to see it.

acky boogle (Level 1 Depressed) @ 7/13/2007 11:22

man i wish i could pixel as good as this

all obey slay

mrduke (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 7/11/2007 15:37

punyek (Level 1 Thug) @ 5/26/2007 07:27
you are a time-millionare:)

Josiah (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 12/20/2006 23:28

it really doesn't look like it was pixeled :/

but still looks great

Luca (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 11/19/2006 05:34
Polska jak zwykle najlepsza :D super pogratulowac....

rZool (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/13/2006 08:23
... waow ... I'll write in French because I can't find the words to say how this pix is great !
C'est un truc de malade !! Sa me rapel de magnifiques écrans sur Amiga que j'en pleurais tellement qu'ils étaient beau. Rhaalala, je suis encore sous le choc ... vraiment énorme ! Dire que les autres gfx sur page web de l'auteur sont aussi reussi ... Je me demande combien de temps il a passé sur chaqu'un d'eux !

andare (Level 1 Depressed) @ 10/23/2006 08:26
Hey on that webpage it says that the pixels came first and between 11 and 19 months later (that's Polish stickler logic) he drew the 24 bit CG version displayed there. He says he got the inspiration during a phone call and sketched it on a purple 10cmx10cm piece of paper.
Anyway I think pixel art should not aim for this kind of realism. This is macho pixel art and I don't need it. Pa pa

I Am Uh (Level 4 Button Man) @ 10/2/2006 14:03
This is pixel art?

AndyOaks (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/8/2006 09:06
Brilliant!! I love this picture. Good job!

Egor (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/21/2006 14:26
I jak mysle, ze to Polak robil, to aż mi się łezka w oku kręci. Co jak co, ale NASI potrafią wszystko! Perfect! 10+/5 ^^

NobleClock (Level 2 Corporal) @ 7/21/2006 00:38

i have three words.

Smear and Smudge

MichaS (Level 1 Depressed) @ 7/9/2006 02:25
Never I could believe that there is manual pixel

Larwick (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 6/27/2006 13:59
God i was naive...

YureiGoddess (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/13/2006 11:44
Wow, just, wow. This is beyond amazing.

jackal (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/11/2006 14:34
Wow. Thats great. I love it!

Twisted (Level 1 Quiet One) @ 4/9/2006 08:39

The link is suspicious, but that's not enough proof to say he didn't do it by hand, the left eye (or the top left of the skull) is a bit off on this one, and not on the digital art one. There, now you don't have enough proof on either side so drop it.

mutantenemy (Level 5 Serial Killer) @ 3/4/2006 14:49

grave (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 1/12/2006 12:54

to dr.feng: are you blind, he carefuly placed them to make it look realistic instead of flat, like pixelart realy is.

Nomade (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 1/4/2006 08:48
I mean, are you kidding me? Was it made pixels by pixels? Unfortunately i wasn't there when you created it, so i won't say anything.. But, if you really did it, this is the most amazing pixel art i've ever seen in my life. I'm so impressed that i don't believe this is pixel art.

dr.feng (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/2/2006 02:03
this is a picture with not too carefull placed pixels on it. it has not much to do with pixelart.
nice piece nonetheless.

neota (Level 8 Shodan) @ 12/8/2005 05:39
yuko: see Helm, Ptoing's and my comments at the below url for further explanation:

yuko511 (Level 1 Quiet One) @ 12/7/2005 19:27
are you kidding me? you think the pixle came before the cg?

neota (Level 8 Shodan) @ 12/4/2005 06:32
Big brother:

It's funny that you should quote that webpage as evidence of this being non-pixelled.. Try scaling this to the size of the CG and you will see that *the CG is derived directly from -this- pic*, with some few cleanups.

yuko511 (Level 1 Quiet One) @ 12/1/2005 08:47
i think it's crap that you would post this in a pixel forum, and try to pass it off as real pixel art. for shame

Faktablad (Level 6 SWAT) @ 11/30/2005 21:48
Hmm...big brother's link looks very suspicious...

shmupstick (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 11/22/2005 13:00

Well, I registred just to comment on this one. And the comment is, HOLY CRAP! Shows the Amiga-era had the best gfx artists as well as the best apps to do them in.

me7356 (Level 4 Murderer) @ 10/28/2005 03:43
I have one critique. (GASP!!!!!) The column-like flame on the left. On top of it is one of those black lines, but it doesn't fade in the flame like all the rest, and looks kinda awkward.

HMC (Level 7 General Manager) @ 10/6/2005 14:17
Done by hand or not, this blows my mind.

Peppermint Pig (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/16/2005 16:32
 It's indexed work big brother. And this is not 100% by hand. Lots of good hand pixeled details mixed in with brushes and other technically 'dirty' tools. It's an awesome work, and maybe results are all that matter to some people, but it's a discredit to people who actually do hand-pixeled works when someone says that's what they are doing. Anyways, consider me very impressed! Still takes a good deal of skill to design works like this!

big brother (Level 11 Admiral) @ 8/14/2005 15:00

I must say I'm a bit suspicious. I found this same composition drawn as digital art on his webpage:

Even if he did place every pixel by hand, I think the point of pixel art is not to replicate a digital art style. Not only can one come up with the same style as your "pixel art" using filters, but they save a lot of time. I think true pixel art has an effect that cannot be replicated by filters or fancy tools.

Ensellitis (Level 11 Sensei) @ 7/20/2005 13:16
 I had to take a second look to believe this is pixel art, great job

kiwidesign (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/17/2005 13:09

if this is real pixel art (and I think so) you are really an Artist (with the capital A)

Add to favorites!

DarkAuron (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 7/2/2005 03:37
  *passes out in awe*

Claudster (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/30/2005 13:22
 I agree with Faktablad 100 %!! You are amazing....

Faktablad (Level 6 SWAT) @ 6/19/2005 22:17

You have no idea how astounding this is.  This is pixel art at a godly level.  I want to die because I've seen the best that art has to offer and I can see no more.  This is just incredible.  Damn all the people that don't believe you!!!  Damn them for having no faith in the skills of an amazing artist!!  Please, next graphic you do, have a process or tutorial so that I can pretend that I have a chance of even imitating the kind of stuff that you have put up here!!  Dear God, you are good!

P.S. I guess I'll add it to my favorites.

happip (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 6/3/2005 15:17
 O_O incredible! keep it up if u really can improve XD

uns3en @ 5/11/2005 02:06
damn i like your gfx man :D

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