S.C.R.E.A.M. Redux

S.C.R.E.A.M. Redux

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S.C.R.E.A.M. Redux



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Title: S.C.R.E.A.M. Redux
Pixel Artist: TheoVision  (Level 8 Regional Boss :: 8768 points)
Posted: 3/1/2011 11:18
Palette: 26 colors
Statistics:  37 comments    55 faves    0 avatars

A make-over of an older piece of mine:

- significantly reduced the amount of colors (from 77 to 26)
- reduced the contrast of the blue-purple color range
- fixed the most problematic banding areas
- created a brand new background

A blast from the past - the original piece:
fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/226/a/d/S_C_R_E_A_M__by_TheoVision.gif .



This piece was awarded a Daily Deviation (2011-08-21) on deviantART:"If it comes to technique it combines good knowledge of portraying and one of the smoothest dithers I have ever seen. 26 impressive colors and a brilliant expression make this piece of pixel-art outstanding." ( Suggested by ~Cyangmou and Featured by ^Lyricanna )


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jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 6/3/2014 10:13

cool

precise pixel work


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hnt6581 (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 7/21/2012 01:25

Mmm the lighting. Great!


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beevance (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/2/2012 17:07

 Lovely work :3


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TheoVision (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 4/12/2012 10:44

You make me blush stOven...


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st0ven (Level 2 Dealer) @ 4/11/2012 15:31

just had to come look at this again to remind me of what good dithering looks like ;)


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TheoVision (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 11/10/2011 05:02

Thanks Jetrel!


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Jetrel (Level 1 Intern) @ 11/7/2011 20:15

 God that dithering just dominates.  Superb.


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Hylst (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 8/13/2011 05:10

Like Helm said : A great mix of oldschool demoscene mentalite but newschool pixel tech !

I like it =)


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Lackey (Level 4 Ensign) @ 4/26/2011 13:26

I don't know about this approach.  It's off in places and because of the style you've used it really stands out to me how you've 'stylized' the shading.  I think it's possible to be interested too much in form and not enough in the subject!  I don't know if fixing the banding contributed that much to the piece.


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Geoglatico (Level 6 SWAT) @ 4/22/2011 08:31

very good, I like the smoothness !


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Almir (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/15/2011 23:10

the effect of light is great


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iMoose (Level 6 SWAT) @ 3/5/2011 14:59

 My favorite from you so far. I wish I could rate this higher than a 6.


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Helm (Level 5 Detective) @ 3/3/2011 18:33

Much better! A great mix of oldschool demoscene mentalite but newschool pixel tech.


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Falbel (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/3/2011 11:41

Great improvement


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Jv's (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/3/2011 11:02

 OMG, very good


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Victor Rojo (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 3/3/2011 05:36

yes, I love your Hex tiles and the two lighting on the face, and the atmosphere-clouds, perfect, and only 26 colors! I cant use dithering, but in your pieces works well, Fav my friend;)


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|||| (Level 8 Marshal) @ 3/2/2011 14:53

Stunning. So much depth, I like little letters even


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Riva (Level 6 Commander) @ 3/2/2011 11:27

Wow. Reminds me of the super big and super fine Amiga 'Scene illustrations. 


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luisniel (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 3/2/2011 08:51

What kind of machine are you? Awesome!


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Gecimen (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 3/2/2011 04:17

This is way better than the old piece.


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Buddy90 (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 3/1/2011 16:46

Muuuch better. Glad to see you're making an effort to reduce the banding in your pieces.


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vierbit (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 3/1/2011 15:53

Smooth piece as usual. The hex tiles surely make it more interesting to look at.
The shading on the nose looks a bit weird, seems there is a hole/crater(?) or was that intentional?


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TheoVision (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 3/1/2011 15:37

I've been looking very critically at my pieces, and only want to display the best ones here at PixelJoint.

I revisited this piece simply because I liked it, but at the same time it never felt really finished. Furthermore I thought I could do it better, e.g. by challenging myself to reduce the amount of colors (proving - mostly to myself - that I can also create nice pixel art with a limited color palette).

As a matter of fact I'm currently working on something with a color count below 16 - which was always the minimal amount of colors I've always used...


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elend (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 3/1/2011 15:28

Oh my god. It's really incredible. I mean the face was gorgeous before, but now with the new frame and background it's real class.


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Jinn (Level 11 Godfather) @ 3/1/2011 15:04

{ Love it, Theo! Nice job! ^^


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Marina (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 3/1/2011 15:01

Only 26 colors... you did a really nice job, but i still think that the old piece is really nice as well. Why did you repeat it reducing the amount of colors? I am just curious. 

 

I love it


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TheoVision (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 3/1/2011 14:17

Let's keep the fingers crossed Guga!


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InjuredMan (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/1/2011 14:11

 OMGGGGGGG! Very Good


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Gugaknie (Level 5 Soldier) @ 3/1/2011 14:11

 Top 10 pixel art?


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Darth Mandarb (Level 10 Operative) @ 3/1/2011 14:05

Rather quite beautiful!  Good job.  You have a real talent in making me think "this isn't pixel art" only to be disillusioned when I zoom in!  Very awesome.


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Perihelion (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 3/1/2011 14:05

 Yeah, I know what you mean. The new version definitely looks more unified. I dunno, I just like bright colors (says the person who never uses them in her art). But, yeah, great piece!


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TheoVision (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 3/1/2011 14:02

Thanks for the compliment Perihelion! I found the bright blue and purple colors a bit ...errr ... too bright...


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Perihelion (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 3/1/2011 13:59

Hot damn, awesome rendering! I kind of miss the bright purple from the old version, actually. I love the hexes in the background too, and you have some spiffy lighting there.


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eNerGi (Level 1 Private) @ 3/1/2011 13:39

Nice color using and very well made. realistic looking


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miguli (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/1/2011 13:36

 Wow! very cool.


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JuninFC (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 3/1/2011 12:02

ow good colors !


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