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Title: Plot Twist
Pixel Artist: ponkadunk  (Level 3 Private Eye :: 1596 points)
Posted: 7/1/2018 22:04
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  11 comments    14 faves    0 avatars

c64 multicolor practice


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ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 7/2/2018 11:21

Yeah, it's a nice program for starting out with restricted stuff, I think.

ponkadunk (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 7/2/2018 10:49

oh i just download that software recently from this forum

ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 7/2/2018 09:02

Awesome, looking forward to it :)

Or you can use Multipaint, I think that has a way to make sure you can not even make errors.

ponkadunk (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 7/2/2018 09:01

oh wow, thanks a lot ptoing! i'll give it a shot and see how i manage to pull it off next time

ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 7/2/2018 08:26

What I often do these days when making an MCOL piece is starting with 4 colours, usually black and the 3 greys, to block out the initial design. That way you can not make any mistakes in terms of colourcount per block.

And then it is relatively easy (given the right tools) to fill in colours later and add more colours where possible and needed. There are plugins by Dawnbringer for Grafx2 that let you check for errors. Or you could use Pixel Polizei.

In order for the checking to work properly (or rather the program detecing your colours properly) in PP, the picture has to be in the old Peptop palette

Hope this helps.

ponkadunk (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 7/2/2018 08:04

also thank you everyone :)

ponkadunk (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 7/2/2018 08:02

ooh i would love to know more XD thanks a lot ptoing, i just make this multicolor piece without even dig deeper about the restrictions and stuff lol. So yeah, thanks a lot for the input, great to hear an insight from the masters!

ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 7/2/2018 07:53

Loving the theme and also that you are giving C64 widepixels a shot.

That said, this is nowhere close to MCOL restrictions. In pure MCOL you can not have more than 3 colours on top of a global background colour (can be thought of as paper colour), per 4x8 pixel block.

Also the resolution should really be 160x200 widepixels, since that will also determine how the image sits on the grid.

You got a lot of places where you got too many colours and the picture would not work in FLI without some editing, and FLI is a lot more forgiving than MCOL, but still not unrestricted (there are no real unrestricted modes on the C64, not even severe hack modes)

If you want more input/help, please let me know. New C64 blood is always exciting :)

ArcadeHero (Level 6 SWAT) @ 7/2/2018 02:26

I love you, dude 

Theoden (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 7/2/2018 01:31

Awesome style.

Irenaart (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 7/1/2018 23:37

Really cool piece! But there's actually 19 unique colors in it.

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