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City 17 Square Revisited by Vegeta897 City 17 Square Revisited by Vegeta897
Can you spot the differences? ;)
It's been 3 years, this is how much I've improved.

ALL DONE IN MS-PAINT, as per my usual style.

I made this for a little non-reward art contest on a forum. I had two weeks to do it, and I put 60+ hours into doing this. Several late late nights.

I worked right up until the last minute before the deadline. Unfortunately, it's not as finished as I had planned it to be (it is missing some features, which you could see if you played the game) But now that I'm done with it I really don't feel like adding in those missing features. It still looks great as is, I think.

The biggest way I've improved the quality is my hand-done ms-paint blurring/anti-aliasing. This is all done by choosing colors from the custom color dialog. Also, there is lots of texturing, in which I used the spraypaint tool a lot to create textures, and then pieced them in.

It's really amazing how such things can be done so easily in professional programs, where they take real effort when you have to do it by hand. It all helps to become more skilled with how colors and such things work, though. I plan on sticking with MS Paint for as long as I can.
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steve674 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
I spot that the building down right corner is cut half and have a weird shape :P
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Dr-Killswitch Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student General Artist
i love this, reminds me of roller coaster tycoon. 
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Irsch Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
This is sick!   Love the level of detail taken from the original
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Vegeta897 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Irsch Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
No worries :D
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horiahunter Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
this looks a little like fallout 2
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Alkalis Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
60 h oO

it looks nice but 60 h... u should do it in 3d ...

try another software,dude.. the "plus" of this technique since it exists is the way to use small part several times... can u explain why it's better to do this all by hand ??
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Vegeta897 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Err. I didn't say anywhere that I didn't use copy pasting. I used plenty for parts where I could. It's not like I redrew the same window 20 times.

I enjoy doing pixel art. Making this in 3d is an entirely different endeavor with an entirely different result. It doesn't have the same charm as pixel art.
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andre-tachibana Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
isometric pixel art is cool!!
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RawrNinjaArtist Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
HALF LIFE 2D
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FakeAir Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
Wonderful.
I just LOVE HL2
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heavybaby Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Cool! It looks like a rct games :)
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awsgames Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
Whats going on with that yellow building on the lower right?
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Vegeta897 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know it looks confusing, but I cut it off so it wouldn't obscure the street+stuff behind it.
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awsgames Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
Its a good technique, it just looks like you screwed up.
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Vegeta897 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How, exactly? I drew the front face of the building, and it is simply obscured by the sidewalk. I can only guess that you're being confused by the fact that the corner of the building is curved and so it looks a little weird, but if I hadn't drawn the sidewalk in front of the building you'd see it's correct.
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awsgames Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
I'm just saying that it looks funny.
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Forge43 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Whoa... Uuuhh... The only difference I can spot right away is that no one is there, and there is some missing graffiti (on the tower mostly.)
It's pretty cool... It's like you recreated a 2d game.
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Vessboy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
Makes me want to play X-Com.. Great job
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fiskefyren Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
lol yeah it does sorta look like it doesnt it? xD
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MisoNoodles Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is amazing.
And all done in MSPaint? Must've taken ages!
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Vegeta897 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It sure did. Thank you!
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Raptor03 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
MS Paint? Wow that's amazing! I've seen some pretty cool stuff come out of that little program but nothing like this before o_O
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mattaeus1992 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
nice - great game, great art - I'd like to see some more Half life based pixel art :D
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Vegeta897 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Prowler2885 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
Ooh, very nice. And I recently heard of Isotown, I'm 2/3 of the way through reading it so far. Very nice. Pretty funny.

And I can't spot differences right now (busy reading), nonetheless, it's quite awesome looking.
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apieceofcheeze Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I am amazed how good you did in ms paint im faving this
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Vegeta897 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just realised I had comments disabled for this... D'oh. No wonder nobody ever commented...
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