74 posts tagged art
Meteor, our favorite video game shop in Tokyo, began hosting its annual Famicase gallery last week, displaying nearly 90 Famicom cartridges for fake games dreamt up by artists. It looks like more Western artists than usual participated this year, and judging by the messages we received, a lot of our readers heard about the show from our posts and participated! Congratulations! You might remember that we had our own piece featured by Famicase not too long ago.
I’ve picked out my favorites from 2013’s submissions for the images above. Yuko Yano’s Cat Takes The Breakfast sounds like a game idea JC and I kicked around back in the day — the goal in Yano’s imaginary game is to wake up your master to serve you breakfast. ExedStarSoldius曼蛇Xevi ForceZone 頭脳BeeType is also neat, mashing together of a dozen shmups.
Game Boy and Game Gear photos by Aled Evans
Two-button Street Fighter does not sound fun (from what I remember, Mortal Kombat for Game Boy was straight-up basura), but these old sprites overlaid into real-world environments would be a dream to see on handhelds.
Handsome, bratty, and maybe a bit vulgar: Apollo Justice
Since scans showing Apollo Justice’s return in Ace Attorney 5 hit last night, artists have churned out an impressive amount of tributes to the character’s new look. The artists behind these pieces:
I’m amazed at their ability to create such quality and clean-looking work despite simultaneously crying and shrieking while drawing these.
I think the Champion Edition cabinet is out of service — I can’t see any reason why you’d play the original version otherwise.
Luigi’s Mansion art by Andrew ‘Angimoto’ Douglas
I know this is a Luigi’s Mansion piece, but I can’t help but think Nintendo Land. Luigi’s Ghost Mansion is totally the best thing about that game.
PREORDER Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
Dragon Quest still lifes by Kyushu Danji
Wow, someone made this amazing Legend of Zelda piece in Colors 3D, the eShop painting application (based on this awesome photo captured by The Zelda Project).
If someone like Lucsdf can create this on the 3DS’s small touchscreen, I imagine they’ll be able to make even more impressive stuff with the 3DS XL’s less cramped display.
Nintendo must have the same idea, as it will release New Art Academy, another entry for its drawing and painting tutorial series, soon in the U.S., Japan, and Europe.
Comix Zone art by Ashley Davis, for the “Comics vs. Games creative jam” put on by TIFF Nexus in Toronto. The “main event” is a game jam pairing comic and game designers; in addition, TC bros Attract Mode will curate a set of video game-inspired art, with works by the following (list stolen from Fort90):
Lamar Abrams, Georgina Chacón, Lindsay Collins, Ashley Davis, Jacob Ferguson, Kyle Fewell, Chris Furniss, Zac Gorman, Olly Jones, HamletMachine, Kris Mukai, Maré Odomo, Cory Schmitz, and Jovan Velkoski. That’s… an intimidating amount of talent.
Game Informer’s The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword cover. Along with this custom piece from Nintendo’s artist, this October issue features a “14-page run-down of every major Zelda release up to this point”, and a “10-page exclusive hands-on with Skyward Sword”.
Preorder: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Udon’s Mega Man Tribute book is loaded with Mega Man fanart from talented artists (including Ashley Davis, whose entry is beyond wonderful). The company couldn’t use all the art submitted to its recent contest, however, because given the current market for Mega Man, a 2000-page book would be unprofitable.
Deviant-Art user soul-rokkuman rounded up entries not chosen for the official book, and compiled them into a fanbook called Art Buster. You can download the massive 187MB PDF for free and browse through more Mega Man art than you can comfortably deal with right now. It’s as unabridged as it can be — that idiot Cutman got nowhere near this project.
See also: More Mega Man posts
Ocarina of Timepieces by Matt Needham (click for a larger image). This makes for a pretty nice wallpaper, but Needham is also trying to get it printed as a tee and has submitted the design to Shirt.Woot’s latest Derby competition — you can vote for it here.
See also: Our Ocarina of Time 3D preview