Pixel Art Challenge: Clowns

Lollige challenges you to draw an original clown (no Batman's Joker or any other known character), using the Commodore 64 palette. Using actual C64 restrictions is allowed, but not required.

Canvas Size - Maximum 320 (width) x 200 (height).
Colors - Exactly 16. Use the commodore 64 palette:

Animation - No.
Transparency - No.

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.

Posted by pixelblink @ 2/2/2009 00:04  |    18


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Larwick (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 2/6/2009 15:36
Leroy, you are excused.

tuaarita (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 2/6/2009 11:06
Nah I hate the palette and I got a flu :| Wake me when you got a NES-palette challenge.

Larwick (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 2/5/2009 19:55
Leroy, you have my blessing.

tuaarita (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 2/5/2009 13:28
damn I was gonna do an insane clown. Now I won't. :(

Phrozen (Level 1 Intern) @ 2/3/2009 11:48
The link  in the challenge description explains the c64 graphic modes and their restrictions.

( The widepixels one is MultiColor Mode, and restricts you to the wide pixels and 4 different colors per 8 by 8 block, and one out of those 4 has to be the same one throughout the entire piece. )

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 2/3/2009 11:25
Are the C64 restrictions wide pixels?

Bundt (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 2/2/2009 22:23
Don't worry, Larwick, if all goes as planned then hopefully my clown will put a smile on your face :D

Goin' for humor in this one... after all, that's what clowns are supposed to do :)

Larwick (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 2/2/2009 19:33
I hope not everyone makes emo, depressive or insane clowns. It's so overdone these days, i wanna see happy ones (and not crazily happy). That gives me an idea actually... then again, i'll probs never get around to it.

NaCl (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 2/2/2009 18:49
I want to do a room full of clowns, but all the clowns are murdering each other. That's the only way I could stand to make a picture of a clown.

coran (Level 1 Seaman) @ 2/2/2009 15:00
Loving this one, I've never worked with C64 before.  It's a bitch to AA Yellow.  Fun stuff, nice idea Lollige!
I like the idea, and the palette and subject work well together.  Admittedly they are creepy, but it doesn't have to be your typical clown.  I'm going to try and go for something more thought-provoking, at least I'll try.

Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 2/2/2009 13:54
you can post your WIP in the challenge thread, but the actual entry you sumbit to the gallery.

donkeyoaty (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/2/2009 12:48

Would love to have a go....where do i post my entry?

plyvinyl (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 2/2/2009 11:10
boo no animation rule is lame

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 2/2/2009 10:50
you can always do it outside the challenge

Zccc (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 2/2/2009 07:27
Good, I always wanted to experiment an old sistem's restrictions.

HoofFoot (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 2/2/2009 03:40
This challenge is great! I love clowns!

RobbieE (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 2/2/2009 00:32
Just noticed the no animation allowed

There goes my plan to use two frames to try and achieve MCI Mode.

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