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Title: I'm Back
Pixel Artist: slay  (Level 1 Rookie :: 1025 points)
Posted: 6/1/2005 16:57
Statistics:  26 comments    40 faves    0 avatars

It's a pixelled reproduction of Les Edwards' (a known sci-fi illustrator) graphics. I put his picture on the right side on my  monitor, and created a pixelled version, pixel by pixel, only by my hand. 32 colors used, and Deluxe Paint (Amiga).

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QuaziGNRLnose (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/17/2008 05:11
you have an interesting dithering technique, its in bubbles not crosshatch

Imp (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/11/2007 08:40
This is pure pwnage indeed. The shading and lighting is awesome.

Plunk (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/22/2006 15:48
much beautiful! Bravo!


Lynx- (Level 1 Depressed) @ 9/19/2006 15:24

Man this brings me back to the days of Battle Cards.

spritus (Level 1 Intern) @ 6/27/2006 06:48

cool concept and drawing

lordcrazy22 (Level 1 Hired Gun) @ 6/16/2006 21:52
omg that is scary. and only 32 colors. thats amazing. 5/5 from me.

Huggkruka (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/25/2006 14:15 What shocks me is the colours....32? That's insane! The picture looks like hundreds... great use of black for shadows! This is definately one of the best PAs ever.

Dio Weaver (Level 1 White Belt) @ 4/7/2006 14:04

You did such a kickass job you get a whole audience!

Dio Weaver (Level 1 White Belt) @ 4/7/2006 13:13
Oh this is just amazing. I proclaim this the greatest pixel art EVER

Monkey 'o Doom (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 4/6/2006 12:45

One word: Godlike

TheChaindog (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 11/19/2005 04:44

"HAH" to people who think you need photoshop to make amazing pieces of art. You just proved them wrong with just this.


ice9 (Level 1 Gangster) @ 11/17/2005 07:22
I think I've this illustration as cover of an HP Lovecraft book. You did a great work reproducing it, and I'm glad to see you used DP .. and on Amiga too! That's a cool thing, definitely.

Peppermint Pig (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/16/2005 16:05
Indexed work. It's difficult to critique this kind of work as it isn't purely pixeled and what I notice to be pixeled doesn't constitute a majority.

Still, it's a nice composition, and a good Demoscene piece. I like the heiroglyphs also. The vase appears to be hovering, or is that some sort of relief work?

TheCaveman (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/6/2005 09:04
very awesome! i love it!

Johnny Vandal (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/4/2005 03:35
 wow...........this is amazing as your are easily my favorite artists here.

Ensellitis (Level 11 Sensei) @ 7/20/2005 13:17
 Truley a masterpiece

1ucas (Level 5 Soldier) @ 6/30/2005 21:30
This is fantastic! The lighting was done to perfection. I just think the highlights on the vase(?) at the right seem a bit rough.

The B.O.B. (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 6/30/2005 10:32
stunning as usual. I likey alot. However, his right arm looks kind of deflated. I know thats probably the way it is supposed to look, but it just doesn't fit the beast, or thing, or whatever the hell it is. Cool as beans though.

iSTVAN (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 6/11/2005 02:01

Awesome stuff. Pretty hard to even pick that this is pixel art!

Theres an odd green pixel sitting above the hole on the right. Looks a little out of place. Hard to believe you could miss this on something so detailed!

I like the face and right side of the body, but the left shoulder DOES look a little odd. But i still love this piece.

slay (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/8/2005 04:08
Thanks for you comments.
@st0ven: about "muscle structure", may-be you are right - it could be done bettter. Anyway I've tried to make this reproduction as close as possible to Les Edwards' orignal. And about DPaint and AA - I don't know is there any special AA tool in DPaint - just because I've never used it :-).

st0ven (Level 2 Dealer) @ 6/6/2005 09:32
 heheh, really quite lovely. Reminds me of older demoscene type work.  Going aside from the imagery itself, the lighting effect was duplicated quite remarkably,  though im not sure if its your muscle structure or the posters that looks just a tiiiny big confusing in the arm supporting his weight (as opposed to his leg which looks very much correct and believable by comparison).   The background is very nice, subtly done, compliments the mood well (cool egyptian guys).   One thing i have to ask though, is that the AA is rather immaculate. i dont have any personal experience with the paint programs of old (Dpaint),  it seems like doing it all by hand would be quite... well draining and almost completely overboard/phanatical to do it all by hand, no? is there something nin Dpaint that makes such a process easier? reason i ask is because its something that ive always envied from peices coming out of dpaint. they all have a very similar quality in their amnt of AA while retaining low color... Thanks for an answer if you could divulge :D.

d-p (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 6/6/2005 03:38

fr0st (Level 4 Killer Klown) @ 6/5/2005 23:31
wow, this just brings pixel art to a whole new level, as always u do not half fail to impress, absolute amazing work!!! ^^ gd job

Faktablad (Level 6 SWAT) @ 6/5/2005 20:27
You are truly one of the most talented pixel artists in the world.  Congratulations!

Garage Inc. (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 6/5/2005 20:21
That is incredible. I can't believe you only used 32 colors. That is insane. Great job.

sedgemonkey (Level 11 Coelacanth) @ 6/5/2005 19:40

Amiga artists keeping it real.

Astounding detail as always.

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