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Title: RA-Einstein-2
Pixel Artist: ra-nooon  (Level 1 Rookie :: 25 points)
Posted: 9/4/2012 04:27
Statistics:  43 comments    45 faves    0 avatars

 pixel art 320x256 pc 1992 1993

32colors for the head made on amiga deluxe paint 3.

Around 128colors for this version with background made on pc deluxe paint 2.


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clefairykid (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 11/4/2012 04:36

 .... : O whaa haha interesting to read about the history of pixel art in the comments too, would be very inspiring to see more uploaded C:

ThePixelKnight (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/13/2012 14:59

¦ :¬O

Biggs (Level 4 Deputy) @ 10/13/2012 10:14

Hall of Fame content, right here.

Gecimen (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 10/12/2012 07:29

Please upload your other works as well.

As for this piece, to be honest I don't like the extremely saturated colors but the level of detail is beyond my imagination. The hair, the skin... my...

Also 90+ colors in the background is a waste.

Nevertheless this is an amazing achievement, as I said before welcome to PJ :)

Frost (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 10/12/2012 05:04

iLKke: Indeed. But what I meant is that the new folks need to get to know the old masters.

As Ra mentioned, back in the days "pixel art" was simple called "computer art" because that's the way it was. If you did art on computers you more or less had to do it "pixel art", because of the limitations of that times computers.

The term "pixel art" is a retronym, a new term invented to describe an old phenomena in comparison to a new version of that phenomena.

"Pixel art" is a method of using new technology to make something look like it was made with old technology.

Like, as an example, when i make c64 graphics, I don't say that I'm making pixel art for the c64. I simply say that I make graphics for the c64.

Back in the days people tried to make things look as good as possible on limited hardware. Now we have computers with much less limited hardware and we don't really have to use advanced manual techniques to make low resolutions and limited palettes look less limited than it really is. Instead we try to emulate the visual style that was a direct effect of the old and limited systems, for different reasons.

I grew up with old systems and when I started to make graphics (or "art", if you like) on those systems, I discovered works done by Ra, and others, and it BLEW MY MIND. I had no idea that one could make things look that amazing! It inspired me. It gave me confidence and motivation to learn. When i saw what was actually possible a whole new world opened up before me.

Without that amazing inspiration I would probably not have continued using computers to make art.

That is why I think it is importand to have stuff like this picture here. It is an important piece of history in digital art, especially in the history of pixel art. It is not just for the luls that they teach history of art in art schools. It is important.


Just a few of my thoughts on it. Now I have to continue on my c64 picture for X'2012 instead of ranting nonsense here.

JuninFC (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 10/12/2012 04:42

 I can do better ..(It's a lie[no , it isn't])

robotriot (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 10/12/2012 04:29

Man, I had some of your logos printed out and stuck on my school stuff back in the days. Great to have you here ra!

Imagician (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 10/12/2012 03:59

Wait... gotta read that handle again ... Man, this brings back the memories of seeing Stars (in awe) and stuff...

manxana (Level 3 Stalker) @ 10/11/2012 19:49

 pixeljizz in my pants

Myfault (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 10/11/2012 16:53

 Oh My Fucking GOD

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 10/11/2012 15:06

Welcome to pixeljoint.

You should upload your old logos, they sure made a splash back in the day.

@Frost: this already ended in 'monthly top' decades ago. Hold on to that account of yours :)

Silva (Level 1 Thug) @ 10/11/2012 13:57

 Perfect, it was very realistic, congratulations.

Frost (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 10/11/2012 13:34

Also, If this doesn't end up in the monthly top. I will delete my gallery and never return to pixeljoint.

Lacaio123 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/11/2012 13:26


PessimistPoodle (Level 2 Peon) @ 10/11/2012 12:48

Amazingly detailed! I especially like how the hair and moustache looks.

CobaltHex (Level 3 Stalker) @ 10/11/2012 10:57


Frost (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 10/11/2012 10:57

I'm really glad that my complaints had some effect and that this finally got admitted to the gallery.

Blows your mind indeed... but wow! RA-NOOON... :D

Hem-G (Level 2 Dealer) @ 10/11/2012 10:50

 Wow ! 

jamon (Level 10 Operative) @ 10/11/2012 10:43

Ohh... WELCOME! 

elend (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 10/11/2012 09:39

My god, Ra! Welcome. :OOO

Frost (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 10/11/2012 09:13


ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 10/11/2012 08:21

ah, lol, did not read that. Came here straight from the chatterbox.

But yeah, DPaint anyway.

Frost (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 10/11/2012 08:19

ptoing: read the description to see what software he used. ;)

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 10/11/2012 08:13

Yeah, I see no reason why this is not in. The problem seems to be that the people who in the end approve things do not really have a good idea about, as ra stated, "computer art", back when people did stuff like this it was state of the art. Photoshop was not widely circulated and most computers could not handle more than 256 colours at once if that. Yes, this probably was made with "dirty" tools such as tint and similar things. I reckon it was either done in a late DPaint or Brilliance.

I see no reason why this should not be on here, esp since there are TONS of older submission in the gallery which would get rejected nowadays offhand. What this all comes down to is a failed implementation of a bad system to check what is and is not PA, which is pretty futile to begin with. This has pixel level detail, was made with pixel level detail in mind, and therefore should be on here. I have seen pretty much all of ra's pixel stuff and none of it looks like it was traced. Copied from existing photos or other art yes, but no scans or traces. And we have lots of copies in the galleries by others as well.

Frost (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 10/10/2012 19:58

What!? Why the hell wasn't this admitted to the gallery?

I demand an explenation!

wishuponapixel (Level 6 Hitman) @ 10/7/2012 09:33

Bit rude to make the artist wait on whether or not his work gets accepted or not in the gallery....

Really nice work ra-nooon! I love your other works on your site :)

RileyFiery (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 10/4/2012 08:17

This should be in the gallery.

Gecimen (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 10/1/2012 06:49


Amazing stuff in here, check the whole gallery. Welcome to PJ dude.

Also, bump.

Devlin (Level 1 Depressed) @ 9/21/2012 11:59

this is a newer version of the pixelart that appears in Arte, right? I <3 that demo :)

ClearFog (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/17/2012 16:08

So realistic!  I mean it is... but wow...

Whisper Heart (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 9/16/2012 13:42

 думаю это не совсем P-Art

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 9/15/2012 20:45

It looks like you are quite famous! can I see some of your work?

Christoballs (Level 7 Neanderthal) @ 9/9/2012 03:51

Regardless of its nature, this is really good!

ra-nooon (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/9/2012 03:07

 no its my first acount here, just posting an old piece from graveyard when pixel art was called computer art....

Friend (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 9/7/2012 14:24

mindblowing..  But the transition from forehead to scalp looks a little funny to me

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 9/5/2012 23:29

maybe you've seen it in the pj forums.. there's been a thread, something like a month ago i think

Pandora'sSecret (Level 4 Murderer) @ 9/5/2012 18:14

I've seen this before... did you try to upload it on another account? it looks so damn familiar...

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 9/5/2012 12:07

seconding cure..

it's more than.. damn.. 15 years ago that i've discovered your pieces. childhood memories. sweet.

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 9/4/2012 18:12

 Inb4 pixelart/index painting shitstorm. Cool to have you at pj either way.

Delicious (Level 10 Capo) @ 9/4/2012 16:51

 Mind changing the preview picture so it's not just a scaled version of the actual piece? It's considered NPA at the moment. Excellent piece though.

cirpons (Level 5 Soldier) @ 9/4/2012 12:52

What do you want a nobel or something?

Looks great! I thought this was digital art from the preview (it does use a lot of colors).

A2J2TIWARI (Level 4 Murderer) @ 9/4/2012 06:33

This is purely awesome! This can be in Hall of Fame! Really great piece, sir!

Welcome to Pixel Joint!

Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 9/4/2012 05:27

Cool stuff! I just find all the green distracting (the green in the bg and the green pixels in his hair/ear/neck.
What is the background supposed to show?

I really like the extreme highlights!

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