Pioneer polargrapher and beta tester supreme Kongorilla tested out the scale pixel routines – I think this drawing is exceptional.
Showing that pixel scaling is exactly the tonic that scribble pixel has been waiting for all these years. He drops some science thusly:
The pixels were scaled to 1.4, if I remember correctly. I set the pixel samples to a much lower value than I would normally. I did one pass (row size 70 or 80) that looked OK, but I wanted more of a value range, so I ran it again at a smaller row size. I masked most of the higher value pixels on the second pass, and used pen lifts, to keep my brights bright.
Which confirms that the controller now has a good set of features to get around what I see as this drawing style’s biggest problem – how to add more darkness without also adding any density to the lightest areas. Very pleased with that.
Also wanted to mention he’s been using StippleGen:
I never got the hang of stipplegen, but I expect I was just being a doofus.