Posted on 2017 April 10 [ Permalink ]
Evolution Of A Title Picture
See the stages of Sam's Journey's title picture from an all black-and-white drawing to a fully colorized picture!
Step 1: The Outlines
The cover art for Sam's Journey began as a highly detailed black-and-white drawing. It was made with a Wacom graphics tablet using Krita under Linux.
Step 2: The Colorization
The black-and-white drawing has been fully colorized, lighted and shaded. The result is the base for all of Sam's Journey's promotional images as well as the game's title picture.
Step 3: The Conversion
The colorful high-resolution cover art of Sam's Journey had a really tough time when it was squeezed into a draft picture with 320x200 pixels and 16 colors, the native graphics format of the Commodore 64.
Step 4: Pixel Voodoo
Many hours of manual pixeling work later, we finally got a great result: The C64 version of the original Sam's Journey color art work!