I’ve been pixelling with limited (mostly 5 color) palettes a couple of times now. I try to get somebody on IRC to pick a palette for me, and somebody else to decide what to make. Helps me focus, and also limits my options (in a good way).
A couple of people on #ludumdare have been posting “Daily Sketches”. In practice, this means drawings, 3d models and other creations. It’s like a small (but lovely!) community for regular creativity output. I’m planning to join them by posting my pixel stuff here. Links to the other blogs to follow shortly!
While I haven’t made anything particularly spectacular, the hope is that I’ll improve over time.
Here’s what I’ve got so far:
(Click any of the images to see it in 2x scale)
Jelly baby fish (no, not baby jelly fish. They’re not jelly fish). Apart from the low contrast between the fishes and background I’m relatively happy with this.
Island Fruit. I’m not really happy with how this one turned out, but I’m posting it anyway. I don’t want to be backing out in my first post!
Tree 1. The canopy is somewhat flat, but hey…
Color experiment 1. A first attempt at using a preset five-color palette. The head and ugly box were actually separate. I just put them on top of each other for good measure.
I suspect I won’t be able to keep this up daily, but I’ll try to keep it at least somewhat regular!