Kiss the ring

Kiss the ring

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Kiss the ring

Title: Kiss the ring
Pixel Artist: Zaac  (Level 1 Rookie :: 52 points)
Posted: 12/2/2008 03:19
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  21 comments    26 faves    0 avatars

Back to the 90's. I created this picture mixing different references, Coolio for the right down corner face, people from a Hip Hop magazine for the left down corner, the hand was copied from the tipical rapper saying 'Yo' poster and the guy holding everything's face was inspired by the french artist Passi (he does not have this afro-look actually ).


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EME (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 11/22/2011 13:11


EME (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 11/19/2011 05:35

 fave it 

EME (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 11/19/2011 05:27

 nice :O 

arkan-ark (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/5/2011 10:05

wow this is AWESOME!! why didnt you get a prize for it?

Wade (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/18/2009 17:41
Hey Zaac, great to see you on here. I was always a big fan of your work! :)

Zaac (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/7/2009 17:22
Chelle: It 's imposible for me to find all the references, since I have done this picture I moved houses several times and left France for Spain...

Dex, iLKke, Antiboton: ...but I took with me my beloved Amiga and this week-end I have extracted steps of this picture from the old hard disk.

The rescue mission was rather complicated, I had to format disk of 720ko (this option is not directly available with XP or Vista...) and to remember ancient concepts like "mounting the PC0"... I have taken photos of the operation:

...and finally some of the steps (I could not find all the process):

pixel_bath (Level 1 Intern) @ 12/31/2008 04:39
come on is this pixel art ?????

Antiboton (Level 8 Odds and Ends) @ 12/29/2008 22:13
I agree! WIP's needed to believe.... I can't believe somebody draw those awesome faces and them finish with that weird gray BG.

AdamF (Level 11 CEO) @ 12/28/2008 11:57
WIPs please! Otherwise I'll claim this as another color-reduction and have nothing more to do with it!

Slemsvamp (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 12/27/2008 11:42

Im with iLKke, saved it as 16 bit, changed the colours and made a little dithering - innocent til' proven guilty!

The case is rest!

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 12/25/2008 03:40

Seen this in a demo.

Typical color reduced photo fad from the last days of scene. You obviously repixelled some parts of it afterwards.

If you claim that's not the case, show your WIP or post links to reference images. Simple as that.

chanfan (Level 7 Underboss) @ 12/25/2008 02:58
That's crazy cool! Good stuff!

Antiboton (Level 8 Odds and Ends) @ 12/19/2008 12:33
Hard to believe this is totally hand made as pixel art.

G4v1n (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/11/2008 14:53
Oh so smooth...

Talos (Level 5 Soldier) @ 12/8/2008 16:37
Very smooth and detailed. and far too of either to be color reduced, which is usually very bad quality. Beautiful work. 6/6.

KwIjL (Level 5 Captain) @ 12/8/2008 08:20
Amazing detail!

chelle (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 12/2/2008 20:29
Woah...It will be good to show us your working process or references.

Zaac (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/2/2008 16:25
oops... I guess I did something wrong with the last comments... They are not appearing any more.

Zaac (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/2/2008 16:16

After a little issue, I write again my answer:
I did it using the classical grid technique, well-known by all the artists of the demo scene (and the all the old ones of the history of art).

The first trick is to choose references with similar palettes: this is why all the characters depicted are black. Another trick remains in the choice of the three gradients used here; they are all sharing starting and ending colors: the pink and the orange gradient are both finishing by the two same maroons: after the lighter pink, I could use the lighter yellow and the white (the last colors of the orange gradient): as you can see on the Coolio’s face done with the pink gradient, I could use the same light colors to end the green/gray gradient...

adamplays: I moved house so many times since I did this picture that it will be difficult to localize the old magazines with the references, but I will try to reanimate for a while my Amiga’s hard disk to exhume the steps.

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AdamPlays (Level 6 SWAT) @ 12/2/2008 14:04
Maybe a reference photo we could check out? 

greenraven (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 12/2/2008 06:44
This is good. REALLY good.

And when something is this good, you're going to have to have an explanation of the creation process.

This was all pixelled by hand right?

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