nce upon a time there was a computer called Commodore 64. Although it was not very gifted,
it did the best it could in the graphic area. The results were quite good, but
God was it hard to get close to something !
16 colors could be displayed at
a time from an incredible palette of... 16 colors. Along with a
"monochrome" (spectrum-like) resolution of 320x200 and a "color"
resolution of 160x200 pixels, there were some "minor" limitations: only 3 colors
(plus the background color) could be displayed on each 8x8 pixel square. Ouch !
There was at least one drawing
program called Koala Painter, but I didn't know it at that time. I drew
my paintings on large sheets of cross-ruled paper. Then I translated them to binary form
and used endless BASIC programs to store them into memory (you know, with DATA and
POKE). Was I mad or was I mad? Well Ok, I WAS mad.