Clavicle Medres

Clavicle Medres

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Clavicle Medres

Title: Clavicle Medres
Pixel Artist: Helm  (Level 5 Detective :: 10611 points)
Posted: 7/5/2011 11:55
Palette: 12 colors
Statistics:  21 comments    19 faves    0 avatars

c64, multicolor mode, meant to be viewed on a rotated monitor. The code on the side explains why these colors do not look like normal c64 colors.


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Evidence (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 5/20/2015 19:19

awesome shading, look to real

Christoballs (Level 7 Neanderthal) @ 12/31/2011 20:16

makes me think of kouros... excepted in a far more tortured light.

Friend (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 11/6/2011 14:56

I always come back to this piece

Helm (Level 5 Detective) @ 11/3/2011 04:24

I'm not sure I can explain my aesthetic whims... I was thinking of this as a corpse, kind of embalmed or tightened up. It's the opposite of a lot of demoscene tits and ass pictures.

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 11/2/2011 07:48

 harsh anatomical definitions, why?

Helm (Level 5 Detective) @ 7/13/2011 05:43

Dawnbringer: contrast, color and saturation knobs on the side of the monitor.


Chris: Clavicle because it features prominently and medres is related to the name of an amiga mode.

ChrisButton (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/12/2011 22:55

That's a nice piece, but how come you named it the Clavicle Medres?

DawnBringer (Level 10 Pixel artist) @ 7/12/2011 16:59

Nice. So what's the C64 trickery that makes the colors so dark?

Victor Rojo (Level 10 King Ghidorah) @ 7/12/2011 16:16

Amazing work, as always, thanks for the post!

Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 7/10/2011 16:25

I think this would look good cut at the neck. Lovely work Helm!

Mathias (Level 6 Garbage) @ 7/8/2011 09:06

 You had to put a highlight there didn't you?

Really, you feel some reluctance to embrace the full gamut of digitalness? Surprising.

Entertaining work, thanks for posting!

Mis-BUG (Level 9 Bio Mutant) @ 7/7/2011 08:11

fantastic design and really dramatic use of black... I love it...

Helm (Level 5 Detective) @ 7/7/2011 05:31

Restrictions have no intrinsic value: they're only useful insofar as they provide a framework for lesser artists (such as myself) who feel paralyzed by the full palette of options available to the modern digital artist. So many tools, so many colors, so many layers. Where to start? How about with a good 16 color 8bit palette, one layer and a single pixel brush?

JerryPie (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 7/6/2011 23:53

This is great stuff. I didn't want to sound like an idiot on "why" the restrictions, I do understand that technology wasn't as advanced as it is now. I guess I just didn't understand how the systems/monitors worked. I remember playing games like this though. Like Keen, through a computer that only had DOS. Lets not forget the on board audio that accompanied these awesome graphics back then.

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 7/6/2011 12:59

I started a thread on Pix with stuff about various restrictions. The point of it is that the C64 is an old computer which was made from the early 80s to the early 90s, probably a bit before your time if you were born in 89. Stuff back then simply was restricted. If you wander why restrictions, I wrote something about that in said thread as well.

Helm (Level 5 Detective) @ 7/6/2011 09:13

Think more dead than alive.

Manupix (Level 11 Godzilla) @ 7/6/2011 06:27
I knew this was you from the preview! Of the points raised by Dennis, I'd agree with the sternum knob. But it all depends whether this guy still has his skin or not, which I can't decide.

JerryPie (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 7/6/2011 01:18

Where can I learn about all this c64 stuff? It seems really confusing. Especially the 3 colors per 4x8 thing or something like that.  I'm not really sure what the point of that is.

0xDB (Level 5 Detective) @ 7/5/2011 14:04

 I like the colors and I like the dithery knotted tapestry feel to the piece but I can not stop staring at a few areas which I really don't like at all: the fat black rectangular patch on his right breast (starting between them) / the red rectangular patch around his left nipple / the "red nose" knobby bulge at the end of the sternum and the thick black line below his left breast or in short, something feels wrong about the whole breast area

Anyway I still like everything else. :)

Helm (Level 5 Detective) @ 7/5/2011 11:57

Thanks for the inspiration and company.

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 7/5/2011 11:56

 Came out very nice :) Glad to have been inspirational with my c64 "medres" stuff. The darkened colours give this a special feel.

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