Wednesday, March 5, 2008

"A Micro Victory Within A Bad Situation"

Well, this is as close as I'll ever get to making an abstract piece. However, if you're familiar with one of the sweetest games Nintendo has ever made, you'll recognize this as the world map to The Legend Of Zelda. This is perhaps the most time consuming painting I've done, thanks in part to my obsessive compulsive behavior. I've made sure that the map is accurate and able to use as reference, including where to buy all the items and how much they cost, warps and hidden items! I started painting this as accurate as possible, in that I was using a straight edge and making things look blocky and 8-bit. But that quickly became tedious and I realized that there would be no point in an exact reproduction, so I took liberties and added some paint drips, a billowing forest fire, a few hidden messages and made rows of trees a little off, so as not to look too exact. In the end, I had a lot of fun painting this, but my eyes hurt something fierce. Well anyway, enjoy! Oh yeah, I titled this painting, "A Micro Victory Within A Bad Situation."

A Closer Look

So here is a closer look at some of the detail.

Super Close Up Detail

Just as a size reference, the opening to the castle is about the size of a pencil sucks painting that small!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Self Portait

I can't take credit for this clever pic. My friend was trying to get a shot of me and I used my painting as a shield...duh! Anyhow, it turned out pretty cool looking, as if I meant to do it on purpose. A bit of info on the painting, this is a self portrait of me when I was 18! Yikes, 10 years ago!!!! Anyway, it was my very first attempt using acrylics and I managed to get an award for it in school, so yay!! Also, it's quiet obvious I went for the "Morrissey Album Cover" look.

He's no good to me dead!

As some of you may know by now, I have a serious Boba Fettish. What can I say, the dude's a bad ass! Here's another stencil that I rocked!

Darth Vader Tee

Here's a shirt design I made for a friend, I like making shirts too.