I woke up this morning and saw an email stating I'd placed in the top-3 for the pixel art category in the 2020 Amiga Ireland Creative Competition
I was sitting next to my wife and declared involuntarily, "What!?" She asked me what was the matter while swiping her phone to check her morning Instagram feed.
"I got in the top three for an art contest."
"An art contest."
She softly chuckled. "What are you talking about?"
"Remember that image I worked on all those nights I showed you?"
She couldn't, so I dug up the photos I sent along with the original IFF.
"Oh yeah, that's cool. I remember that."
I clicked the link in the email to discover I'd won 1st place!
I couldn't believe it! It's the first time I've ever won, let alone placed, in an art contest that I can remember.
I only just realized while looking at it again with her that in the photos I'd sent, I bone-headedly forgot about my mouse cursor
and left it smack dab right in the middle of the image! Oh well. Looks like they might have only viewed the IFF file anyway (sans scan lines) if the downloadable files is any indication.
I call the piece:
Heavy Metal Amiga
Deluxe Paint III in OS 1.3