SAM art: ZAXXAN

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SAM art: ZAXXAN

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Well, it actually looks more some autoconversion, maybe retouched. No matter what the author says.
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I'd like to see the original screen file at least, this one is enlarged and JPG compressed so there's quite a lot of noise.
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Ralf wrote: Wed Aug 23, 2023 6:35 pm Well, it actually looks more some autoconversion, maybe retouched. No matter what the author says.
I've known Phil since the 90s and have seen quite a few "in progress" screen drawings showing them being slowly built up as he works on them pixel by pixel.
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I've known Phil since the 90s and have seen quite a few "in progress" screen drawings showing them being slowly built up as he works on them pixel by pixel.
Well, in that case he has a very rare style of drawing, definitely more similar to a converter (a lot of random noise and irregular dithering) than a typical human pixelart.
But I believe you that he creates it by hand.
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Quazar wrote: Wed Aug 23, 2023 6:46 pm I've known Phil since the 90s and have seen quite a few "in progress" screen drawings showing them being slowly built up as he works on them pixel by pixel.
I can only go by some of his other work, but Phil has a VERY good eye, and his images are often painstakingly detailed. I wouldn't have the patience to even come close to the sort of thing he produces.
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