Still working on the Willow Pattern Adventure re-crack project I hope to finish one day (hopefully before turning 50 :D).
This is supposed to go into the crack-intro.
I think this is by far the cleverest pixeling for the C64 I’ve ever done. Not boasting, just a personal best. Using a single color overlay in this way which also adds details to the double-width multicolor pixels is a first. I can now for instance make a small change to the overlay so the creature can wiggle its toes.
Before I would have used black as the overlay color.
Of course using the background color for the white of its eyes reduces its usability (it won’t work with a different background color or with characters behind it). But for my idea that’s fine.