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First attempt with C64 limits

on: July 26, 2006, 01:02:22 am
Well after reading lots of stuff by ptoing in the other section i decided to try something with C64 limitations.  I speant a few hours looking at a lot of helm's and ptoing's  :P works.

Well here it is -



I've still got to finish the sky - critiques and comments/suggestions are always appreciated.
It should be exact with the limits - but if someone with more knowledge/experience spots any mistakes or has any tips they would be most helpful.

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Re: First attempt with C64 limits

Reply #1 on: July 26, 2006, 01:07:33 am
This is really great. Especially since it's your first one.

My only crit is to have stronger light reflections in the water.
And I am finally seeing that you were the one worth eating.

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Re: First attempt with C64 limits

Reply #2 on: July 26, 2006, 11:52:54 am


Thanks.  I'll try and increase those water highlights later - its hard due to having 3 colors per 8x8 box and i didnt want to crowd it, but i'll play with it later.

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Re: First attempt with C64 limits

Reply #3 on: July 26, 2006, 12:15:05 pm
4 colours. 1 global background colour which you can choose and 3 on top of that per 8x8. Use the bgcolour wisely. Looking good so far for a fist attempt.
There are no ugly colours, only ugly combinations of colours.

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Re: First attempt with C64 limits

Reply #4 on: July 26, 2006, 01:03:22 pm
Yeah - black is my global color, and i dont wanna use it in the sea, so it limits it to 3.

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Re: First attempt with C64 limits

Reply #5 on: July 26, 2006, 01:11:21 pm
black is not necessarily a good bgcolour, in most cases 1 of the greys is way more effective.
There are no ugly colours, only ugly combinations of colours.

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Re: First attempt with C64 limits

Reply #6 on: July 26, 2006, 01:22:33 pm
I chose black because the palms silhouettes were going to span most of the height and therefore come into contact with a lot of colors.  I thought it would make it easier.  Plus any details i add - boat/birds were going to be black and would give me an easier job placing them.

Thanks for the tip though - will bare it in mind for future works.
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Re: First attempt with C64 limits

Reply #7 on: July 26, 2006, 05:22:16 pm
just working on some clouds and i did a color change just for fun - thought i may aswell post it cos it looks quite nice IMO.