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Re: Favorite Pixel Art

Reply #60 on: March 13, 2006, 09:19:26 am
These 2 cyclone pics are c64 interlaced FLI images and they look NOTHING like this on a real c64. They were wrongly converted which added the dither.





http://noname.c64.org/csdb/scener/?id=18
Go to there and download the zip files for
"Die donnernde Kataun" and "Batman braet Fische".
They should include d64 or prg files which you can run in a c64 emulator. For optimal interlace emulation i suggest CSS64 but try to get the pepto palette for it as the normal CSS64 palette is an abomination.
There are no ugly colours, only ugly combinations of colours.

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Re: Favorite Pixel Art

Reply #61 on: March 13, 2006, 11:12:34 am
I really like the immortal. The guy who did the graphics used to work for disney according to the manual.

http://hol.abime.net/2615

Modern artists are told that they must create something totally original-or risk being called "derivative".They've been indoctrinated with the concept that bad=good.The effect is always the same: Meaningless primitivism
http://www.artrenewal.org/articles/Philosophy/phi

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Re: Favorite Pixel Art

Reply #62 on: March 13, 2006, 01:03:12 pm
X-Man is pretty awesome

even tho it's mostly a copy it is fucking ace. Just look at the texture/detail on the face espacially.


2 16 colour pics that are just awesome




And this one by Cyclone. It's on GFXzone but with the wrong aspect ratio. I a 100% sure it's a hires 16 colour amiga pic in which case it has to be vertically stretched.
There are no ugly colours, only ugly combinations of colours.

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Re: Favorite Pixel Art

Reply #63 on: March 13, 2006, 01:33:48 pm
X-Man is pretty awesome

Yeah, I love his art too, especially that Mr.Bean picture. He uses really good AA and dithering techniques.

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Re: Favorite Pixel Art

Reply #64 on: March 13, 2006, 10:31:10 pm
Personally i prefer X-man's approach to pixelling. Cyclone's, while being pretty as a whole (design, colors, etc), looks too blurry, kind of like color reduced digital illustration. On the other hand, X-man's has what i like best about pixelart: the definition (and such definition! the textures!). You can't color reduce into THAT!

An example of gameart i thought was great at the time was Sega's Story of Thor:

(not the best picture, but couldn't find any better).

This thread is great, learning lots of stuff here, this should definitely become a sticky.

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Re: Favorite Pixel Art

Reply #65 on: March 13, 2006, 10:55:22 pm
Is that Beyond Oasis? It has another name? I liked that game's art, too.

I completely agree with blick about demoscene art.

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Re: Favorite Pixel Art

Reply #66 on: March 13, 2006, 11:13:42 pm
Story of Thor was probably the European name, i dunno about all the name versions going around (like the Sega Genesis was named Mega-Drive over here).

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Re: Favorite Pixel Art

Reply #67 on: March 14, 2006, 12:33:08 am
I love the way boktai backgrounds are done too.

not really for the perspective, I'm not that technical with my preferences, what I enjoy is that quite flat basic design



that gets really epic when needed whitout excessive details.

these two specially amazed me, because with the fog they replaced the  usal horizon to give it a feel of distance and ambience I wouldnt have expected from the first scenes




it's really clever how well this water blends into the rest whitout requiring alphablending

« Last Edit: March 14, 2006, 02:24:12 am by Camus »

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Re: Favorite Pixel Art

Reply #68 on: March 14, 2006, 12:57:26 am
Interestingly enough, Mark Jones(or someone masquerading as him?) posted at Pixel Academy while it was still up to show off some of his work.  You can see some of his other games here. http://www.mjonesgraphics.com/

Darkmere and Dragonstone also happen to have some pretty nice gfx.

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Re: Favorite Pixel Art

Reply #69 on: March 14, 2006, 07:58:49 am
I liked Story of Thor (yeah, it's the same as Beyond Oasis) in motion a lot. In still shots it's pretty clear the tileage is minimally done. The cutscenes were boss too. Nice game.

X-man is a very good technician, but I just can't deal with copiers. The idea annoys the hell out of me.