Derby #211: Everyday 8-Bit
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Insomnia

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Mavyn


quality posts: 23 Private Messages Mavyn
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Those sheep are awesome.

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

krubdesigns


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very nice detail! +1

beefstick


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Good looking design, crappy color, and what in the world does it have to do with the theme?

mardigraw


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beefstick wrote:Good looking design, crappy color, and what in the world does it have to do with the theme?


I guess one could assume that sleeping is an everyday mundane task.

novastarj


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beefstick wrote:Good looking design, crappy color, and what in the world does it have to do with the theme?


Sleeping is a mundane, everyday task.

Isometric graphics have been in video games forever, including the 8-bit era.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isometric_graphics_in_video_games

neoheraclitan


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Congratulations on the design. So far this is the only one I've voted for. Good luck!

DianaSprinkle


quality posts: 162 Private Messages DianaSprinkle
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Ah, I really like the way this one came out. Nice. I do wish there was a slightly larger version to look at. LOL.

beefstick


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novastarj wrote:Sleeping is a mundane, everyday task.

Isometric graphics have been in video games forever, including the 8-bit era.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isometric_graphics_in_video_games


I'm still not buying it (figuratively or literally) There's no way those "graphics" are 8-bit. Doesn't even remotely fit the theme, IMO.

kevincrimi


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beefstick wrote:Good looking design, crappy color, and what in the world does it have to do with the theme?


I don't think this is a crappy color and its certainly well drawn. I don't think I get why he's carrying over the sheep though. and why there are sheep in the room


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gement


quality posts: 7 Private Messages gement
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Great traditional pixel shading techniques on this one!

Spiritgreen


quality posts: 225 Private Messages Spiritgreen
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Great work!

oubliette


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beefstick wrote:Good looking design, crappy color, and what in the world does it have to do with the theme?


Beefstick, you make Darwin's ghost cry...


This design rocks pretty damn hard, great work!

helgram


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Thank you, Mavyn, krubdesigns, beefstick, mardigraw, novastarj, neoheraclitan, DianaSprinkle, kevincrimi, gement, Spiritgreen, oubliette! I appreciate your comments, votes and criticisms. As per DianaSprinkle's request, here is the design in a large but just as blocky format:

http://imgur.com/0ofVd


KaylaJ


quality posts: 22 Private Messages KaylaJ
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I like this, but I do wish this was a different color. Seems like it fades too much into the baby blue look.

ochopika


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I like it, and the color. As for it being on theme? I see it as a "sheep counting game" of some kind. This week's theme seems loosely interpreted anyway.

+1

blinddog3d


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Really nicework, I would wear this just because it looks good (and I look good in blue, goes with my eyes)! "Spot-on!"

Needs more votes!
GOV+2
BlindDog3D & GG

helgram


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Thank-you KaylaJ, ochopika, blinddog3d!

This derby challenge was the first time I've tried my hand at pixel art. It turned out to be a lot more tedious than I expected. The odd thing was that getting the image started was the hardest part (despite having a comprehensive sketch on paper), and the more of it I filled in, the easier it got. Here are two small shots of the early stages:


truffleshuffle


quality posts: 4 Private Messages truffleshuffle
helgram wrote:Thank-you KaylaJ, ochopika, blinddog3d!

This derby challenge was the first time I've tried my hand at pixel art.


Wow! I can't believe this is only the first time you've done this. Its so intricate and detailed and awesome! Really great work

chunkydesign


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This is so far, my favourite on this derby. You did an amazing job in creating the scene in an isometric style. Congrats!!

Lagbert


quality posts: 1 Private Messages Lagbert
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This is truly beautiful, clever, and fun! GMV +1 Why this isn't in the fog is beyond me. The isometric style is beautifully done and I'm amazed how far you stretched the limited palette.

As a side note the derby is technically a 3-bit graphics derby. 8-bit graphics have a 256 color space. The NES, although an 8-bit system only had 4-bit color (16 colors total). Since woot limits designs to 7-colors (1 shirt + 6 inks) the closest bit depth is 3-bit (8 colors).

Correction - The NES was capable of 48 colors plus 6 gray tones. That would have made it shy of 6-bit color (64 individual colors). Hooray for Wikipedia!

blinddog3d


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Lagbert wrote:This is truly beautiful, clever, and fun! GMV +1 Why this isn't in the fog is beyond me. The isometric style is beautifully done and I'm amazed how far you stretched the limited palette.

As a side note the derby is technically a 3-bit graphics derby. 8-bit graphics have a 256 color space. The NES, although an 8-bit system only had 4-bit color (16 colors total). Since woot limits designs to 7-colors (1 shirt + 6 inks) the closest bit depth is 3-bit (8 colors).


As someone else so cleverly put it...

"I just got a nerd headache."


helgram


quality posts: 1 Private Messages helgram
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Thank-you truffleshuffle, chunkydesign, Lagbert, blinddog3d!

fastjazzy


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This is a beautiful design, but I just don't like the shirt color a bit. I'm out.

Lagbert


quality posts: 1 Private Messages Lagbert
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Why aren't you in the fog? This is ridiculous! This deserves an honorable mention at the very least - you'll get my vote next double take!

muhammadajalal


quality posts: 1 Private Messages muhammadajalal
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The style is so earthboundy...I love it! Hope it gets an honorable mention.

dijay


quality posts: 4 Private Messages dijay
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Great work ;)

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