Friday, February 17, 2012

Bits in Multiples of 8

Hi guys! Here's my final submission to Jimmy Giegerich's video game fan art zine, Bits in Multiples of 8. It's a mash-up of two of my favorite video game worlds, The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario. Check out my previous post for the sketch and other info.

"Mushroom Kingdom Syndrome"
Pen and ink on paper
8.5" x 13"

The interior of the zine is going to be in black & white, so I thought I'd do a black & white drawing/painting, which I hadn't done in a while. It was a fun experiment to see if I could get the effect of the shadows of the unseen trees above blanketing the entire scene. Hopefully it reads that way!
I also scanned my pen drawing before I started the ink washes in case I ever had the time and wanted to go back and do a digitally-colored version:

I have such a fondness for these games, so this was a really fun piece to work on. It was actually done for a call-for-entries for the zine, so hopefully it makes it in. Either way, I'll make another post when the zine comes out!

Friday, February 10, 2012

A Link to the Past

Hey guys! Here's a sketch I did for a piece I'm planning to submit to a video game zine being put together by Jimmy Giegerich. The zine will feature work by a bunch of artists putting their own spin on their favorite old school 8-bit, 16-bit, 32-bit, or 64-bit video games/characters.

I was torn between doing something based on Mario or The Legend of Zelda, so I thought I'd just combine them into something weird. My idea was that Link caught something during a visit to the Mushroom Kingdom, and he returned to Hyrule with a full-blown infection. Ummm...It sounds really gross when I describe it, but hopefully you like the image:

I'm really excited to work on the final. I'm having a lot of fun with this so far!