DB's 16 Color Palette V1.0 Mockups

DB's 16 Color Palette V1.0 Mockups

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DB's 16 Color Palette V1.0 Mockups

Title: DB's 16 Color Palette V1.0 Mockups
Pixel Artist: DawnBringer  (Level 10 Pixel artist :: 31123 points)
Posted: 8/19/2011 13:26
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  34 comments    188 faves    0 avatars

These are some mockups I did testing my new generic 16 color palette (DB16). Imagery heavily inspired by the Alien Breed games and many great mockups found around PJ.

For more details on this palette, check this forum article.

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DukeDarer (Level 3 Clone) @ 6/28/2022 08:16

Amazing art!!!

-DE- (Level 11 General) @ 4/25/2018 00:58

Excellent work!


Pepedias (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/5/2017 14:23

Pixelart_kid (Level 6 SWAT) @ 7/25/2014 10:18

theHypnotist (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/2/2013 19:09

 Looking closely at the mockups in my editor, I'm really blown away by the use of color.  I've never seen anything like it.  Unbelievable.

Marina (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 5/11/2013 10:21

The pallete is absolutely exelent. Also the mockups. :D

allaze-eroler (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/6/2012 15:22

what happen if you turn your 16 colors into 32 colors ? that would be more fun to play with ! XD

by the way going to use this for my small project.

ZacRay (Level 1 Gangster) @ 8/27/2012 13:23

Amazing work and all your palette effort really shows. Huge thanks for the forum link, saved on my pc to my Tutorials folder!

jenyafio100 (Level 1 Private) @ 6/1/2012 11:29

up left: platform

up right: shooter HD

down left: brick destroyer

down right: RPG

4 categories of games.

Romson (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 1/8/2012 12:42

16 colors! OMG. I'm depressed now  Just kidding! Great job. Great palette! Grate mockups! And yes, I wanna play this games too

marpe (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/5/2011 13:19

I want to play the games! =)

baah (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 10/5/2011 11:46

Same palette for all? Impressive! Maybe the ultimate palette! :)

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 9/27/2011 19:15

Nice work! Still haven't gotten around to actually trying to use the palette.

That fish in forst mock looks kinda familiar ;D

Carnivac (Level 8 Behemoth) @ 9/2/2011 02:10

Can't say I'm that fond of the palette (I find quite a few of the colors very unappealing) but I do like the mock ups.  

mambazo (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 8/30/2011 07:42

Awesome as always. Loving the top right, I'm sure you know why :P

antymattar (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 8/27/2011 10:06

 You are a master of colors!

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 8/26/2011 21:14

love the mockup in bitmap brothers style

Nether (Level 5 NES) @ 8/26/2011 01:41

When I look at the palette and then look at the mock-ups, I still can't believe they all use the same colours. Mindblowing work on the colours, that's for sure. Oh, and kick-ass mock-ups on top of that.

big brother (Level 11 Admiral) @ 8/24/2011 10:59

Great job demonstrating the versatility of your palette! Each of these mockups looks fully realized and playable. I also like the way the trees spring from the frame of the fourth image.

slym (Level 8 Rear Admiral) @ 8/22/2011 21:57

 Ahhh! Your palettes are too amazing! Bottom right is my favorite. Only because of the epic monster :D

|||| (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 8/22/2011 19:37

This looks so amazing. I just love it!.. the two futuristic mock ups especially

DawnBringer (Level 10 Pixel artist) @ 8/22/2011 15:21

@ui: Yeah, they may appear samish, but are in fact quite far apart in colorspace (it's actually saturation that differs the most). The gray is pretty much a cornerstone in the brightness range as well as working like a shade of blue. Bright-green is an archetype for vegetation etc. Mixing them would result in a plain gray and a palette without any distinct green. So, unless there's a color you'd rather have than bright green... 

However I did consider making the green brighter still...but that would have made the distance to dark-green too big...and the only decent interpolating color (the greenish gray) is alredy quite close to the dark-green. It's very tricky; touch one thing and you offset almost everything else...this is the best I could come up with for now, but I'm still thinking...

ui_ (Level 4 Deputy) @ 8/22/2011 13:24

 finally a bright palette! XDDD... but still opaque! LUL still good palette and neat pixels :D.... 
A "critique" in you palette, check the light green and light gray/blue beside, they actually have nearly the same saturation. You could easly mix them into 1 color and have a new color having then 2 differents colors :X.... 

raynoa (Level 5 Soldier) @ 8/22/2011 06:15

I remember playing AlienBreed series on my Amiga 1200 years ago, it was great game, and surely now it's classic. Also can remember Chaos Engine with close color choises.

Level 1 (Level 1 Intern) @ 8/20/2011 12:52

 Great style, great ideas, just great :) 


Likandro (Level 4 Deputy) @ 8/20/2011 10:31

I love that little guy with sword. *.* All of them are beautiful. I nearly can´t believe they are all done using the same palette. 

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 8/20/2011 08:57

Wow! nice use of the palette. The only thing that looks a little out of place to me, are those dark rocks on the first screen.

divtag (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/20/2011 03:21

very good

Hishnak (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/19/2011 16:23

 Great work. I'm always in need of improving my color selections so this is helpful to see.

Neocrone (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 8/19/2011 16:11

srsly? i wanna know how you created that palette (*clicks forum article link*) ! great work, great colors!

your pallette work is rocket science to me...... ummm no.....i understand more of rocket science then how you did that pallette

ThePixelKnight (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/19/2011 14:55

Love These screens and your palette, the trees over lapping the rpg screen is a nice touch too fave

Bonhomme (Level 5 Lieutenant) @ 8/19/2011 14:51

16 wisely chosen and wisely used colors for 4 great mockups. Great work ! 

Badassbill (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 8/19/2011 14:44

Love them all. Especially the Alien Breed clone.

Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 8/19/2011 14:24

 This palette is fantastic, and I might end up stealing it completely while you're not looking.

Oops, did I say that out loud? O_O

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