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Title: Poisca´e
Pixel Artist: exocet  (Level 6 Major :: 6876 points)
Posted: 3/22/2013 16:11
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  13 comments    5 faves    0 avatars

 Hi everyone, I'm back after a hiatus of almost 2 years 

This time I did a picture matching the Thomson TO8 specs (early 90's 8 bit computer from France):

  • 16 colours chosen from a 4096 colour palette
  • Only 2 colours per 8x1 block

The block limitation makes it really hard to have proper anti-aliasing on the edges or any colourful fine detail, but being able to chose the palette is a massive plus compared to most other 8 bit machines.

The picture was done initially for a demo targetting the earlier Thomson MO5 model, where the palette is fixed and the colours not particularly well chosen. The version here, with a custom palette, is a big improvement.


You can check the demo there:


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Hylst (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 8/13/2013 15:54

 Brillant & so funny as usual 

exocet (Level 6 Major) @ 3/26/2013 14:32

 Manupix : Ah, ok :)

Voltali Obscur : merci !

Voltali obscur (Level 9 Boss) @ 3/24/2013 11:34

C'est ce qui s'appelle faire une belle prise :D

Grâce à ce post, je découvre tes anciens pixel arts... que de perles!

Manupix (Level 11 Godzilla) @ 3/23/2013 16:01

Poisson d'Avril =)

Dickel (Level 5 Captain) @ 3/23/2013 10:28

 good texture

exocet (Level 6 Major) @ 3/23/2013 09:56

 Thanks for the nice comments :)

Ptoing: you have a very good point about the AA, I should probably not have done anywhere as consistency is always good. I guess AA is one of my OCD, so I wasn't able to control myself and add it wherever it was possible 

Manupix: why should have I waited? Did I miss anything? :)

Manupix (Level 11 Godzilla) @ 3/23/2013 03:20

You should have waited a few more days

I'm not sure your trademark texture/dithering fits as well with the limited palette & low contrast as in your other work.

Nice to see you back anyway =)

Cysteine (Level 3 Clone) @ 3/23/2013 02:20

 J'adore ! Ca rend très bien comme ça =)
Pauvre lapin ! ^^

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 3/23/2013 00:17

Same as C64 AFLI (haxmode) or MSX stuff, plus the colour choice, not bad as far as specs go.

Looks nice, but I have learned that generally when you can only do AA here and there and not with good control, don't do it anywhere. Difference is what sticks out as bad. If some bits in an image have AA and others not, people uninitiated to limitations will find that weird. I'd rather go for clean no AA style. 

Jiinchu (Level 1 Depressed) @ 3/22/2013 19:57

 I like the style! :D

baah (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 3/22/2013 19:05

Great composition considering the (not obvious from the picture!) limitations, congrats! Also instant style recognition!

snowk (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 3/22/2013 18:20

 I love the simplifacation of your shading style into this. 

CraftyPixel (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/22/2013 17:55

- Cute characters and style! <3 -

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