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Breath   [2009]

Breath Released by :

Release Date :
1 March 2009

Type :
C64 Graphics  (HiRes)


Released At :
BCC Party #3

Achievements :
Mixed Competition at BCC Party #3 :  #1

User rating:**********  9.5/10 (49 votes)   See votestatistics
*********_  9.4/10 (25 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Graphics .... Veto

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Submitted by The Shadow on 8 July 2009
Breath is an excellent work of art :)
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Submitted by JSL on 24 April 2009
I have much respect for you as graphician, myself ain't that good, but i build myself up again as soon i am out of mental institute, with gfx and msx aswell (cybertracker), respect aswell to all the other pixelers, leon, mirage, mermaid, sander etc.etc. :)
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Submitted by Jucke on 13 April 2009
I almost cant believe what I just saw on my c64. At first I was thinking "What gfx mode is this??" and I had to read some posts here to really believe it was hi-res. Truly amazing picture. The style remotely reminds me of some of Poison/Oneway's work. The fact that it is hi-res and executed THIS well makes ten seem like not enough. Took my breath away.
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Submitted by Clarence on 19 March 2009
Incredible pixel work!
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Submitted by Fzool on 6 March 2009
Fucking brilliant!
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Submitted by DeeKay on 5 March 2009
I think Veto should make deblocking filters and then license them to videoplayer makers and get filthy rich! ;-D
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Submitted by DeeKay on 5 March 2009
Yeah, now I know why I find this pic so intriguing, it really DOES remind of Miyazaki! ;-D Thx for the pointer, guys (shame on me I didn't realize myself, i own all of his films on DVD, even some collector'S editions! 8)
"Porco Rosso" springs to mind... but then again, he's no pig, and there are flying things in every other Miyazaki movie, too! ;-D
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Submitted by Testa on 5 March 2009
waauzers what a nice hires picture..
i think this one deserves to be in a demo...totally cool!
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Submitted by Motion on 5 March 2009
Has a 'Studio Ghibli' style to it, so to me, it all looks just perfect. Who was it that said, 'Nice shiny ball?'. That's the canopy of the aircraft he's flying! :D

Veto - You're amazing and very unique. What you've achieved here is astounding.
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Submitted by Ninja on 5 March 2009
Incredible hires art! I like this picture very much including the tension the face gives compared to the rest. Biggest respect!
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Submitted by blackdroid on 5 March 2009
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Submitted by Burglar on 4 March 2009
this is one awesome hires pic. its almost impossible to find color clashes (as cruzer said).

I do agree with the face vs rest thing tho, yet, everything else is second to none.
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Submitted by CreaMD on 4 March 2009
I wish 11/10 was possible ;-)
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Submitted by Jak T Rip on 4 March 2009
Original, colourful, great! Thank you, Veto, this is amazing. I personally think the face is a good ingredient, BECAUSE it uses less of the dithering used elsewhere. It is a peculiar face, and that is good. It keeps me looking at this guy. If he would be flawless he would be less interesting.

It is actually hard to believe this is hires, although you've shown me the pic in zoom mode.. even if it was afli it would still be unexpected...
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Submitted by Majikeyric on 4 March 2009
Wow ! Many thanks for the wokstages! it is really impressive ! ;D
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Submitted by leonofsgr on 3 March 2009
veto: thx the anim. gif! nice workstages! \o/ ;_)
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Submitted by v3to on 3 March 2009
There you are. Added an animated gif of the workstages to the production note.
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Submitted by Edhellon on 3 March 2009
Yeah, I'd also like to see the workstages. Not that I doubt that it was properly pixelled, but I'm really curious.
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Submitted by oys on 3 March 2009
WOW AND REALLY AMAZING!!! it really motivates me to try hi-res format.
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Submitted by Majikeyric on 3 March 2009
I would be very interested to see workstages, just to have a look at the method used step by step...
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Submitted by duce on 3 March 2009
whoohah! Quite amazing hi-res! Re:spekt!
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Submitted by psych on 3 March 2009
Just perfect. Fantastic style. Keep it up Veto !

btw. if you need exclusive tune for your another pic, just let me know :) greets.
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Submitted by Edhellon on 3 March 2009
I second Oswald and the others, this pic is just amazing. The face is a bit off in style from the rest indeed, but still bloody amazing overall.

BTW there's a blog entry (in hungarian, sorry) about the pic in one of the most read blogs in .hu:

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Submitted by Oswald on 3 March 2009
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Submitted by Raffox|HF on 3 March 2009
Holy cow! What a mesmerizing pic!
See how just 16 colors can really do magic.
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Submitted by Jetboy on 3 March 2009
What a bullshit about the face not fitting. It fits perfectly. Brings Hayo Miyazaki's works to mind.
Realistic face would ruin this painting.
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Submitted by Sixx on 3 March 2009
Pure magic! I would put this up on my wall any day. Thumbs up.
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Submitted by Mace on 3 March 2009
And there was me, once thinking that Rupert & Toymaker picture was Teh B0mbz!
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Submitted by v3to on 3 March 2009
oh - wow. what happened here? i really like to thank you all for the comments and votes. especially because this is my first full screen hires pic and the production was more like a fight than work - my deep respect for all graphicians who are specialized on this mode.
@DeeKay: dithering? me? aaargh... but you are right. strictly speaking there is a similar technique. personally i call this "structure painting" but "rough dithering" would also be an adequat description...
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Submitted by Zer0-X on 2 March 2009
Mmmm, oilpainting on C64? :)
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Submitted by nada on 2 March 2009
help! ... I fly ... ! :)

...respect, Veto!!
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Submitted by Deev on 2 March 2009
I agree with some of the other comments that the cartoon face doesn't quite fit, but everything around it is really well done.
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Submitted by Archmage on 2 March 2009
A breath of fresh air! The pixels are a bit undisciplined, but seen as a whole this is very nice. Makes me want to have a go at hires next.
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Submitted by HCL on 2 March 2009
Wohoo! This is pure magic!! Awesome hires picture!!
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Submitted by DeeKay on 2 March 2009
Wow. I am totally speechless just how blockless, colorful and at the same time detailled you can make a simple hires pic! Awesome!

P.S: Can i see some faint traces of dithering in there, Veto? ;-)
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Submitted by FATFrost on 2 March 2009
Amazing picture, it doesn't matter to me about format though.

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Submitted by Majikeyric on 2 March 2009
Great!!!! When I had a look at first, I didn't thought at all it was a simple hires pic ! One of the best ever made (with "Under the Red Tree" by Mermaid) !
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Submitted by leonofsgr on 2 March 2009
wow! simple hi-res pix! nice veto nice! ! ! ! ! ! !
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Submitted by grennouille on 2 March 2009
Great one!
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Submitted by AüMTRöN on 2 March 2009
pixel sex!
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Submitted by Hoild on 2 March 2009
I agree about the face being the flaw of the concept/composition. Still worth a 7.

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Submitted by Mantiz on 2 March 2009
Best Hires pic I've ever seen. Up til now I only thought hires was seriously useful for single colour pictures and logos, or in combination with sprite layers. I am so happy to be proven wrong. This is kick ass :)
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Submitted by algorithm on 2 March 2009
Some impressive stuff can be drawn in standard hires. You only have to look at some of the speccy gfx (which have a poor range of colors and i believe more restrictions on color combinations (ink/paper?)
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Submitted by saehn on 2 March 2009
Really great pic. But I do agree with PaulBearer, somehow the beauty of the sky doesn't completely go with the style of the face. Again, though: great pic. Very impressive and inspiring use of hi-res!
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Submitted by Skate on 2 March 2009
Killer! One of the best colored hi-res examples + glass feeling is great.
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Submitted by Malmix on 2 March 2009
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Submitted by Wisdom on 2 March 2009
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Submitted by Cruzer on 2 March 2009
Wow, where did the color clashes go?
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Submitted by Tom-Cat on 2 March 2009
Wow. Possibly the best HiRes picture I have ever seen. I love it. It feels like its made on amiga, or atleast uses sprites to hide attribute clash. Can't believe it is pure hires. Top-Notch. 10 !
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Submitted by Frantic on 2 March 2009
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Submitted by Paul Bearer on 2 March 2009
I have to be honest, I really don't like the combination of the simple comic face and the beautifully "painted" surroundings, it just doesn't fit together IMO. But it's obvious that a lot of talent and work is behind this picture.
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Submitted by Jetboy on 2 March 2009
OMFG! this is hires! respect!
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Submitted by Zyron on 2 March 2009
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Submitted by Twoflower on 2 March 2009
One of the best performed hirespictures ever. Very painterly (as usual), good usage of color and a fresh approach. :-)
Technically, i'd say that this is very much in the same league as An Ugly, Single Color Female Face and Under the Red Tree.
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Submitted by Radiant on 2 March 2009
Oh damn it, this is one of the best hires pictures I've seen.
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Submitted by chatGPZ on 2 March 2009
plain hires ftw! very nice
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Submitted by JackAsser on 2 March 2009
Wonderful! Somehow reminds me of Poison's work. Nice polished ball! :)
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Submitted by daison on 2 March 2009
Nice picture, it has a nice dynamic feel to it.

I didn't know you were this good in hi-res as well ;)
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