Friday, May 30, 2008


I have many art traditions that I like to keep on top of every year. One of them being the annual Ghostbusters pic, the Christmas Story art and last but not least...my homage to the Nintendo Entertainment System (It really spans all of Nintendo's systems, but the 8-Bit is still king!). First it was Super Mario Bros, then The Legend of Zelda. This year I actually started two games, and decided to truck forward with one that has a little more "punch." I'd say this is about half done so far, with another handful of characters to join such as Doc, Dragon Chan, Mr.Sandman and Bear Hugger. It's nice to switch up styles once and a while so things stay fresh. When working in this style I really try to focus on the flow of lines. How they go into each other and overlap with color. I'm pushing the colors more this time as well, giving each character a larger palette than in the two previous NES pics. Let me know your thoughts! Aside from this, there are a few other cool things on the horizon. I'll keep you posted :)

Cheers,

Dan

9 comments:

Andrew Murray said...

Very cool Dan!

It's awesome to see your take on all the awesome stuff that I remember when I was younger. And then you go and put your own twist on it. Very cool, and very sweet.
Looking foreward to seeing what else you've got up your sleeve.

Jonathan Coit said...
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Jonathan Coit said...

Punch Out rocks. Little Mac is my favourite Assist in Brawl. I cannot wait to see what else you come around with, Nintendo-wise. I vote Kid Icarus next!

Looking very forward to seeing what you having next.

Christopher said...

Good god man,

is there someway to buy some of your works? It's all so fantastic.

billygoose said...

great stuff dan, i remember the old nintendo fondy and m.t. puchout was definitely a goody. great work, nice site.

Omar "OX" Rodriguez said...

love this game

Andrew O. Murray said...

Hey Dan,
I just saw Real to Real part one. that you posted. Cool stuff! Looking forward to part II.

Mel Maduro said...

Oh ma goodness, this piece makes me sooo exited. I sucked at Punch Out, but this kicks arse.