Ancient pixel art (a.k.a. crappy low res stuff)
Today I converted an old 5 1/4 inch disk from my C64 to PC format. The disk contained a few pictures I made on my Commodore 64.
The pictures were done with Koala Painter using a joystick. I am surprised how good they turned out to be, considering it was a lot of work and using a joystick is not ideal and as an adolescent I had hardly any perseverance.
The commodore 64 disk format has no date on files so I have no idea when I made which picture, so they are as far as I know in random order.
At some point I cracked an original game (circumvented the copy protection and made it easily copyable). I did a crappy job, but was proud enough to make this picture (looking at it now I find a bit racist, but I was young and stupid!) . It was part of a loader for the ripped game.
Here I tried to copy the cover of the Rush Album ‘Caress of steel’.
My take on the album cover for ‘Asian Volcano’ from the Japanese band Bow Wow.
Here I started to do the cover of the first Iron Maiden album, but I never added Eddy, so it doesn’t look anything like the original.
Supersnack was the name I used for things I did on the computer. It rhymes with ‘crack’.
I think this was my best effort. I wisely didn’t use many colors and I didn’t try to copy something else (if I remember correctly).
Some of you might think that there was not a lot you could do with a resolution of 320×200 and 16 fixed colors anyway. So here is an example of what capable people could do: