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.

WILLOW PATTERN CRACK PIC

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.

FOUNTAIN OF LAMNETH

Here I tried to copy the cover of the Rush Album ‘Caress of steel’.

ASIAN VOLCANO

My take on the album cover for ‘Asian Volcano’ from the Japanese band Bow Wow.

IRON MAIDEN ALBUM COVER

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.

HEAVY

Supersnack was the name I used for things I did on the computer. It rhymes with ‘crack’.

ZYZYX

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:

MAC FARLANE PIC

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