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."

4 comments:

BC said...

you're fucking isane

Brad said...

Why only three hearts?

DOM! said...

Raul, my sweetest sassafras molasses mass of artistic dogg! I'm glad you reproduced a map of Zelda. I can now use your painting to replace the one I've been using from "Nintendo Power" magazine.

Anonymous said...

Raul, my sweet sasparilla Star Wars dawg!? Indeed you are powerful to evolk that kind of response!