Fresh Pixels: Mermaid Sushi


After years of miring other Mermay submissions, I finally made my own!

She's using chopsticks, of course. Most mermaids don't even own a dinglehopper. If there's a better place to eat raw fish than the beach, I've never been there. Unless you're thinking of the bathtub. I'll give you that one. The lobster fight was inspired by a bad game that knows what it did and has remained in timeout for the month. The palette is 16 colors.

Portrait of the Artist as Ravenous Beast


It's been too long since I've carved out an afternoon to craft a personal artwork! When I learned a modified CGA graphics card could support additional 3-color palettes, it sparked the experiment below.

(original design)

(displayed on CRT)

I'm assured that the modification only requires the addition of a chip and a few wires in the appropriate places, all technology available back in the day. The end result: I could incorporate a mid-value shade, something sorely missing from CGA graphics. It's worth noting that the old school aspect ratio displays the pixels taller on the hardware.

For more information on the technical aspect, refer to this thread!