First, I'd like to preface this with the explanation that I've only used the C64 palette, not any other set of restrictions. Second, it's probably worth noting that this is the pepto palette, not the ptoing one. If you're curious what it looks like under ptoing's, look here: http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b330/maxdxam/BAB_dragon_c64_prevptoing.png
I was making this concurrently with the ambient one. Why did I do yet another one? Actually, it's NOT just because I love the lines. I've had an urge to try out the c64 palette for a while, I'd never done it before and I've always loved how such a curious palette can make such brilliant images. And of course, I wanted a bit of familiar ground to do my experiment on, and BAB's is definitely familiar.
Oh yeah, the original lineart was made by Badassbill, though it had wings. Those wings irritate me soemtimes though, so no wings here.
About the background on the first one. Well, I was just mucking around with the background colors, and kinda got carried away. In the end, I found it pretty interesting to see how all the colors on the palette interacted. Maybe you like the trans one more. Whatever.
Hope you enjoy this, I learned quite a bit, and I think I'll be messing with the C64 palette in the future. My favorite thing I really learned was some of how to use grey as a buffer color somewhat. Night all!
BIG EDIT: Tried really hard to implement more depth and, at the very least, made the piece better(and I think I DID hit the depth thing better too). Also added some alternate palettes, all made with the pepto c64, which I'm very impressed with after seeing how much range it has.