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Reflected   [2012]

Reflected Released by :
Wrath Designs [web]

Release Date :
10 June 2012

Type :
C64 Graphics  (MultiColor)

Released At :
Flashback 2012

Achievements :
C64 Graphics Competition at Flashback 2012 :  #2

User rating:**********  9.8/10 (56 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  9.8/10 (28 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Graphics .... Joe of Crest, Vandalism News Staff, Wrath Designs

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http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/106427/Reflected Workstages.zip (downloads: 832)
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/106426/(2012 05 06 - 06 01) Reflected by Joe of Wrath Designs.d64 (downloads: 369)

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User Comment
Submitted by Shine on 2 July 2020
Well, this is really the best multicolor picture alltime on C64! :)
Joe is a true art guru! <3 <3 <3
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Submitted by Carrion on 2 July 2020
This is one of these picture that You look at and think... "How is it even possible to pixel something like this on regular C64 gfx mode?!?"

Well As Prowler said it's probably one of the best on C64. But IMO it's probably one of the best demoscene pics on any platform!

Jack TRip asked who inspired who but let me say that once for good: My over-dithered technique is highly inspired by Joe technique. It's a bless that Joe mentions below this pic's theme was inspired by one of mine pics. Wow!

All in all that's what I think, demoscene is for. To inspire each other and create art.
Thanks Joe!
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Submitted by PAL on 22 April 2017
one of the absolute best pixels ever put in place on our machine... this is just over the next level... wow! It do look like something that could be big hard pixels on a canvas and sold for insane amount in a art exhibition to me.
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Submitted by Shine on 22 April 2017
Well ... my 3rd comment iirc and i can only repeat myself: This is exquisite pixel pron! <3
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Submitted by prowler on 15 November 2015
Simply amazing - one of the best images ever on the c64!
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Submitted by Shine on 2 May 2014
I am watching today this again and again. And i must say, that is absolutely brilliant in many ways!!! Only a real genius can do it! And votes lower than 10 are not acceptable for sure! Like or dislike, doesn't matter. :)))
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Submitted by NecroPolo on 1 April 2013
If I was a graphician I'd hate you so much for pushing the limits of imagination so far and beyond, always creating something that did not exist before... But I'm not a graphician :D

Kudos man! This is amazing.
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Submitted by FATFrost on 5 February 2013
Limits of creativity are only set by ourselves... we create because we feel something needs to be let out from our inner self. If we open our hearts all creativeness will be released unto the world. life is about learning that we need to love ourselves so others can love us too. Don't hide from life, do anything you can to experience the love of others and you will create a new inspiriatonal zest that others will be attracted to.
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Submitted by psych858o on 4 February 2013
No words to discribe how much I adore this pic!
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Submitted by Morpheus on 4 February 2013
You're such a fantastic artist Joe!
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Submitted by Oswald on 19 October 2012
Who cares about nr of colors or limitations anymore? Just look at it.Glad we have you in here.
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Submitted by Joe on 18 October 2012
As Jak T Rip already figured: This was a remark on CRRN's image, framing an interior view with an exterior. I doubled the image by actually making the reflected self image come around, not only to give the explicit view of the repeated figure, the symbol of twins - or Janus, which got unveiled in this one, but to play on the next level of information. I like CRRN's work very much.

"We don't see much difference between time and space. We don't know where one begins and the others stops... So that most of the arts we think of as being in time and most of the art we think of as being in space... - - - When I try to find in the past, something which... oh, I don't know what to say, but something which i love. I don't mean to make any distinction about my own past and the past of musical culture. I think, that what is most invigorating for me is the music which has not yet been written. I want something which I don't yet know. And I do my best each moment like that, something that I'm not familiar with.

There's a remark by Marcel Duchamp, which I love very much, he states it as a goal: To reach the impossibility of transferring from one like image to another, the memory imprint. We don't have to have tradition, if we somehow free ourselves from our memories. Then each thing that we see, is new, it's as though we've become tourists. And that we were living in countries, that were very exciting. Because we don't know them.

I can't tell anybody how to listen or how to look, I certainly can't tell them what to remember, particularly when I don't want to remember anything myself. If I look at a coca-cola bottle, and then look at another coca-cola bottle, I want to forget about the first coca-cola bottle, in order to see the second coca-cola bottle as being original. And it is original because it is in a different position in space and time and light are shining on it differently, so that no two coca-cola bottles are the same."

John Cage, NY 1991
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Submitted by Shine on 31 July 2012
Speakless! :))) A magician of gfx!!!
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Submitted by ekg on 27 July 2012
This picture is just too beautiful! Hats off. :)
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Submitted by Frost on 25 July 2012
Helt djävla sinnessjukt!
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Submitted by Dane on 17 June 2012
Very inspiring piece! Instantly reminds me of the movie Strange Days, which I think is due to the combination of futuristic elements and fireworks. Technical wizardry as expected from Mr Svärd. My only objection would be that there is way too much green in the mix, but that is nothing but nitpicking. :)
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Submitted by Jak T Rip on 17 June 2012
One of my all time favourites.

Hmm, could it be that Joe's Fire inspired Carrion's Vampire and this is inspired by the Vampire in the oven again?

Anyway, I love it. The right hand is wonderful. The shading good. The mix of moods (happy fireworks, modern buildings and android, still a slightly nostalgish wish in the expression of the face... beats me. "reflection" has a double meaning here.
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Submitted by iLKke on 16 June 2012
Still not sure why this didn't win!
Looked so good on the big screen

+1 rhyme bonus get
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Submitted by Deev on 15 June 2012
Totally amazing pixel technique!
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Submitted by Yogibear on 15 June 2012
Astonishing this is done in mc!
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Submitted by Kristian on 12 June 2012
This is just ridiculously good.
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Submitted by jailbird on 12 June 2012
I'm fucking speechless. Wow.
And really glad that lately Joe does more technical than artistic graphics (although this work is both technical AND artistic). Respect.
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Submitted by Mäestro AmN on 12 June 2012
Not bad. :)
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Submitted by duce on 12 June 2012
Not bad at all!
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Submitted by aNdy on 11 June 2012
Another stunning image.
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Submitted by Xiny6581 on 11 June 2012
I am out of words... outstanding! Beautiful
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Submitted by encore on 11 June 2012
Great stuff indeed, you have a c64-palette of your own. If you pardon me, I really like the colors and cleanness in 'workstage 7' too. :)
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Submitted by Mermaid on 11 June 2012
Great stuff as usual, Joe! Congratulations :)
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Submitted by hedning on 11 June 2012
Masterpiece. My no. 1 in the compo.
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Submitted by Archmage on 11 June 2012
I see ten pixels that don't do it for me. The rest are just great. Good motive as well! Your best piece so far.
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Submitted by Achim on 11 June 2012
Outstanding. A class of it's own. I really wonder how long it took you to pixel this.
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Submitted by PAL on 11 June 2012
Well what to say? It is just really really great and one of your best. The things you do are so professional... I could comment on the fact that you have done similar images in the past but rather than that I just give you a stright 10 for the perfected crafts in this... I think the series of images of yours are simply amazing, and I really love this one!
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Submitted by Motion on 11 June 2012
Pixel overload! My synapses have fried with digital delight! Thanks for the rush. :)
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Submitted by Conrad on 11 June 2012
Great effort, but I'm getting a bit bored of the usual female androids... sorry.
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Submitted by DeeKay on 10 June 2012
I love this pic! Joe, with this you're back on my phone's lock screen after Duce took your place for a few months! ;-D
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Submitted by ruk on 10 June 2012
Dat bitmap!
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Submitted by bepp on 10 June 2012
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Submitted by CONS on 10 June 2012
Tell me, who needs any other fancy gfx modes when you can do this with simple multicolor? This is most likely the reference of the format. Congratulations!
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Submitted by Wile Coyote on 10 June 2012
Absolutely amazing. Possibly Joe’s best picture on C64
@Groepaz There is nothing boring about Joes style. The style is unbelievably Joe.
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Submitted by Jammer on 10 June 2012
Groepaz: And you didn't get bored by checker so far? ;) Splendid as usual! \o/
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Submitted by DCMP on 10 June 2012
A biased 10, because I love androids <3
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Submitted by BHF on 10 June 2012
Simply stunning !
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Submitted by Groepaz on 10 June 2012
although its a great picture.... this always-exactly-the-same-dithering starts getting boring. i demand more experiments =)
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Submitted by celticdesign on 10 June 2012
OMG! Awesome!
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Submitted by Moloch on 10 June 2012
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