C4 Hewer

C4 Hewer

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C4 Hewer

Title: C4 Hewer
Pixel Artist: Manupix  (Level 11 Godfather :: 68079 points)
Posted: 1/2/2011 23:18
Palette: 4 colors
Statistics:  5 comments    3 faves    0 avatars

I wanted to do this for the 2-Framer challenge, then for the C4 challenge, and I had actually started sketching from some refs but never started pixelling. Done.

I would have liked to make it fit both challenges, it was long enough as it is. Widepixels = slooow ;_;

I'm not that happy with it, it's not really the image I had in mind.

Pepto's palette; I prefer ptoing's but this piece needed the darker tones.

WIP here. Most of it is ptoing's palette, the change comes in the latest stages. The early work doesn't bother with widepixels; when the drawing is satisfying a double resize (half width then double again, nearest-neighbor) makes a first widepx version which is then hand-adjusted locally (by far the longest part of the whole job). Another double resize is done at the end to check for / remove errors (about 10 misplaced pixels allover, not that bad!).

References: my own pics (top row), vintage postcards collection (2 next rows) and the web (2 bottom rows). I used them to sketch, copying them to get the idea, then trying to make my own. The final image still owes a lot to the top left photo.

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Sinsky (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 2/28/2011 23:50

I think the yellow version is the best.

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 1/3/2011 11:28

Thanks, glad you like it!

Yellow and white versions:

Funny I didn't think of white! I had used it in the first 5 color tests.

Still, I think I prefer green, it has the right kind of glow.

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 1/3/2011 10:46

This is nice, perhaps a bit too noisy in places.
I also agree that the yellow would probably be nicer, or white perhaps.

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 1/3/2011 07:32

Thanks! =)

Yes, I changed yellow to green after lots of hesitation, maybe not for the best. On my monitor they have similar values. I like your version too!

I'll post a wip with several combinations from ptoing's palette.

I have several issues with the piece, a big one is I was unable to make shafts of light from the lamps.

jeremy (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 1/3/2011 06:03

That rock texture is pretty great, did you change yellow to green? 'cos since noise is unavoidable you may as well have kept the lighter colour imo (I prefer the yellow basically ^^) :L

alternatepalettemaybe, probably loses a bunch of the ambiance though :/

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