BAB's Dragon C64

BAB's Dragon C64

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BAB's Dragon C64



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Title: BAB's Dragon C64
Pixel Artist: Ego  (Level 6 Commander :: 5609 points)
Posted: 8/10/2011 03:07
Statistics:  2 comments    1 faves    1 avatars

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.

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Ego (Level 6 Commander) @ 8/10/2011 15:17

I understand what you mean about that. Really, I think what I need to keep iin mind is to not use every color on every section(ie some section never get to the brighter colors, some never get to the darker, etc) and I always have a problem with that.

So thank you, and thanks for the compliment and the favortie!


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Claredeth (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 8/10/2011 11:26

 I don't think I could ever get sick of you shading these linearts.  However, I feel that your work suffers from the same problem that the majority of mine does, a lack of depth.  You should work on more contrast in your pixels, no matter the palette.


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