I first created this image back in 2008 after watching a GomTV match featuring Nick ‘Tasteless’ Plott as the commentator of the eSports battle. It was Averatec-Intel Classic Season 1, Never vs Shuttle Game 2 at the two minute mark when a probe became an unexpected warrior. Quite impressed with the probe’s performance Tasteless exclaimed, “That probe probably has Tattoos and piercings he’s so badass”.
As a fun exercise I decided to find a screen shot of one of the greatest 2d side scrolling games ever made, Castlevania SotN. Eventually I’d like to create an entire HD remix of the screen shot as a fun wallpaper background. For now, I’m going to try and go through piece by piece as a study.
It is customary for websites to have error pages that are somewhat fun. Its frustrating when things break on the internet, so if we are hit with something that makes us smile, it is a bit easier to let go the frustration in running into a glitch.
This is a little fan art piece I created in honor of the Idra vs Jinro Starcraft 2 GSL battle. I enjoy the player’s personas, and so sparked this image in my mind. Feel free to check out the speedpainting, and sketches below!
This was another practice of listening to a specific song on repeat the entire time that I work on a piece. The track is then used for the background music in the speedpainting. The hope is that the piece really reflects something in the music, and it forces a lot of creativity from me even when I might not feel the most creative.
The Frost Mage was a commission piece for a wow character. It was fun trying to incorporate the misc. WoW gear and tabard. I would love to have spent more time fixing the hands as well as rendering the staff of weirdness.
Flash is one of the most dominating Starcraft pro-gamers ever to grasp the mouse. The inspiration of this image came from his amazing control over the Terran army. In my imagination the man simply did away with the adjacent and plugged himself directly into the Terran command framework at it’s core level. There will be no getting past the Last Generation Terran.
I would love to spend more time fixing the background and creating more contrast in this image. I would also like to work on increasing the player likeness. I think the color theory was fun, but once again could be revisited to maximize reflections and cast shadows.