HeroesOfMightAndMagic2-style basilisk

HeroesOfMightAndMagic2-style basilisk


HeroesOfMightAndMagic2-style basilisk, roughly based on http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/14/Basilisk_aldrovandi.jpg . I didn't do any graphics back when I played HOMM2, but there were really many things about its imagery that left a lasting impression:

* the weird heraldic-like way some units in it standed (griffins, black dragons)

* using subtle dithering to denote rough surfaces (the more common use of dithering is just to get an additional "color" when given a limited palette - but homm2, I think, used the whole 256-colour vga palette)

* brightly colored additional selection outline outside the fully black normal outline, that leaves a great contrast

* ignoring the fantasy stamps at will (eg elves are dark-skinned & black-haired)


Attribution Instructions: 
Attribution is not required; if you want, then attribute it to blarumyrran@gmail.com .
homm2_1.zip homm2_1.zip 7.4 Kb [726 download(s)]