Doodles > The Simpsons, Futurama and Disenchantment drawn as RISC OS icons

by David Thomas on

Here’s an attempt to draw the main The Simpsons characters, and a selection of the others, as RISC OS desktop icons.

Simpsons pixel art

Thanks to the strong yellow in the RISC OS desktop palette it suits them well, in the main. The lack of resolution affects Bart’s hair though and prevents some of the more subtle shaping.

Here’s the most common Futurama characters drawn using the limitations of the RISC OS desktop’s 16-colour icon format!

Futurama pixel art

The palette becomes more restrictive for this group compared to my attempt at The Simpsons: I could really do with a light pink shade in the RISC OS desktop palette to use for skin. Scruffy looks quite pale for instance. I needed to stipple blue and red to approximate Leela’s purple hair.


I added more characters:

Futurama pixel art

With the comments above about the limitations of the palette in mind I had a go at re-colouring and adjusting the drawing to use the PICO-8 palette:

Futurama pixel art


I made a few recordings of the drawing process. Here’s me drawing Leela:


and Nibbler: