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whispers of the forest - commodore 64 gfx (koala) by jokov whispers of the forest - commodore 64 gfx (koala) by jokov
yep. another oldschool, ultra-retro ;) pixel art
for 8bit commodore machine from year 1982 this time
I Know - I'm crazy ;) don't have to tell me

320x200 16 colors
c64 multicolor

If you wondering about color scheme - yes, c64 have this LSD psychedelic FIXED-forever palette of 16 colors you can see on picture above
Next thing - this is standard and most basic gfx mode - multicolor (koala) it means 2 fancy bonuses:
- wide pixels - in fact you have only 160 x 200 resolution because of fat pixels
- restrictions - you can use only 3! colors in char (4x8 pixels block) + black background

but afterall it was really fun to paint
especially because I made it during special event dedicated to this wonderfull platform - X demoscene party in Holland where it was my entry for gfx competition
and it was my first battle in this gfx mode

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as reference my own photos and some sketches and doodles in ps, no conversion - plain pixelwork
scaled x2 for better view

If you want to see it on real machine or emulator - there you got download links  
csdb.dk/release/?id=133957
csdb.dk/release/download.php?i…
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any comments most wanted

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Thank you for DD :)
really appreciated !!
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whispers of the forest - commodore 64 gfx (koala) by jokov is a stunning portrait in 16 colours. ( Featured by Lyricanna )
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Amotrax Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
OMG Waouuu ! Dementia, gorgeous I was transported 25 years back. Boogie!
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:iconjokov:
jokov Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017   General Artist
thank you for this nice comment :)
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:iconmartinflash:
martinflash Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
nice job
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:iconjokov:
jokov Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016   General Artist
thanks a lot!
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:iconbizmasterstudios:
BizmasterStudios Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014   General Artist
Like! :)
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:iconjokov:
jokov Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014   General Artist
thanks!
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:iconja-kub-a:
ja-kub-a Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's retro kool, mate! :)
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:iconjokov:
jokov Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014   General Artist
dzięki!
fajnie się rysowało
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Holy crap! That is amazing!
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:iconjokov:
jokov Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014   General Artist
I'm happy that you like it
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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:iconjokov:
jokov Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014   General Artist
thank you
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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
Nice :D
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:iconjokov:
jokov Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014   General Artist
:)
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cutecatandrabbit Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
Congarts on DD!:o (Eek) Cool...
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:iconjokov:
jokov Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014   General Artist
thank you!
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44aboriginny2014 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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:iconjokov:
jokov Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014   General Artist
:)
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:iconbrookette:
Brookette Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014   Artisan Crafter
:wow: Really cool!
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:iconjokov:
jokov Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014   General Artist
thanks!
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
Great work!  I still remember my old C64 with fondness.  I think it takes something special to work under such restrictions and to come up with something so beautiful!  Congrats on the DD!
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jokov Featured By Owner Edited Nov 11, 2014   General Artist
thank you kindly :)
Restrictions can be very good for creativity and focus – I think :)
When you have all possibilities it's easier to lost sight through and keep priorities of good composition.. or I'm just babbling ;)
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Crazy? Maybe. I love it! I remember the Commodore! Congrats on the DD!
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:iconjokov:
jokov Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014   General Artist
Many thanks :)
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SirCassie Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on your well deserved DD! 
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jokov Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014   General Artist
:)
Neko Emoji-41 - (Kawaii Waving) [V3] 
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Artegato Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Wow! It looks really good!!! Congratulations!!!
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:iconjokov:
jokov Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014   General Artist
thank you :)
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:iconloriean:
loriean Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
this is great! My favourite c64 graphics!
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:iconjokov:
jokov Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014   General Artist
thanks :)
(for photo session too ;)
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Nice
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:iconjokov:
jokov Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014   General Artist
thanks
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Your welcome
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HansIJ Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice my friend. I have started some C64 pixels too, inspired by you and all the other guys doing C64 graphics at the moment. Watch this space :)
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jokov Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014   General Artist
Many thanks :)
Cant wait for your new c64 (and of course amiga) pictures!!
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Involuntary-Twitch Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, amazing work! I'm very impressed with how you worked in the limitations of this mode, it turned out great too!
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jokov Featured By Owner Edited Oct 29, 2014   General Artist
Thank you kindly
Something like solving sudoku in gfx program ;)
At the beginning it looked horrible. So I'm surprised with a result too - must say 
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talvipaivanseisaus Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Lovely work with the limitations of the mode :) I wish I'd been able to attend X... 
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jokov Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014   General Artist
thanks :) maybe next time.
It was really great event.
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talvipaivanseisaus Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Yeah, so I've heard. I just coded my first C64 demo (csdb.dk/release/?id=130308) this year, so there's still a lot to learn to compete with the greats :) 
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jokov Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014   General Artist
great! - but the link leads to main page :/
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talvipaivanseisaus Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
csdb.dk/release/?id=130308

dA apparently cannot parse the link correctly if there's a parenthesis. The demo is not much but it was a blast to make, and the next one will be quite a lot better... 
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jokov Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014   General Artist
Yes, I remember that demo from Revison - really nice, fresh design!
Keep it up
 
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jokov Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014   General Artist
yep - about 22h of pixel-pushing I think. Not counting photo session, edition of reference photos and sketches.
thanks :)
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Ludo38 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Excellent style!! Patience work, right ? :)
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:iconjokov:
jokov Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014   General Artist
yep - about 22h of pixel-pushing I think. Not counting photo session, edition of reference photos and sketches.
thanks :) (Smile)
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