In the beginning of the Digital Graphics course, to commence the course we first took a look at the early 8-bit and 16-bit graphic games. We looked at Donkey Kong and Space Invaders. Once we looked back at the early ‘bit’ graphic we then set out to create a self portrait of our self using either an eight colour pallet or a sixteen colour pallet. I chose to create a 16-bit self portrait. I took a photo of myself on the mac and put the image in photoshop, cropped the photo and then moved the image into a canvas 50×50 pixels. I then sized the image up and then took a 16 colour pallet from the image and the on different layers I applied the correct colour to make image a 16-bit self portrait.
These are two designs that I did for a Minecraft avatar. I have taken several different screen shot of the two avatars. First you have the Purple and White one which is my personal avatar that I designed from scratch. He is a mix of two different marvel characters, the bases for the character is Deadpool as most marvel fan can tell by the outfit design. The Second addition to the avatar is Deathstroke that you will notice from half face, gauntlets and shoulder armour. The reason why I have chosen to combine these two together is because it portrays a little bit of me, the Deadpool is because I am a bit insane and he is a schizophrenic so can here voice’s in his head which would classify him as mentally insane. I am also a bit like Deathstroke as I am determined in every thing I do and what to get the best possible result out of it.
The second Minecraft avatar I did as they currently don’t have a Deadpool avatar in their skin packs. I did it as an experiment. The reason why I did an experiment first is to see how I would create my actual skin using the browser that I had. Once I managed to successful design the Deadpool I knew that it would take much to create my avatar that I call Banshee.
Pokemon Yellow is an 8-bit consloe game. Pokemon Yellow was created by Game Freak. Pokemon Yellow was the first Pokemon game to be created in colour as the previous game was created in Black and White. This was a big venture for games are it was a developed on a hand held console. Pokemon yellow uses 8-bit graphics as it was the first venture there weren’t many colours availble at the time. Pokemon was a big hit at the time and curremntly is. Most of the colours that were used were repeated due to the fact that there was a lack of colours at the current time. The design in the actual game was pretty simple caompared to the design of current games in this day and age. All of the menus, text health bars and most moves were done in black and white or a shade of the two. But all of the designs for the Pokemon and their characters were all constructed in colour. Pokemon Yellow was created after the release of Pokemon Red and Blue, Yellow is an enhanced version of the two but was though to be unnecessary as Pokemon Gold and Silver were to be developed and released in the exact same year that Yellow was released. Yellow was released to coincide with the release of Pokemon: The First Movie. The Artist for Pokemon Yellow Ken Sugimori is most famous for drawing all of the original 151 pokemon by himself. Ken Sugimori also did the development for all of the moves that the pokemon performed in the game.