Revisiting the Probe

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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”.   

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Keyes Beholding – SotN Grim Reaper

Speed Painting: Keyes Beholding–SotN Grim Reaper

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.

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Four Oh Four Screen

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Check out the speed painting!

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.

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Grekan vs Gorilla

Grakan vs Gorilla

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! 

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The Heart of a Man

the Heart of a Man

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.

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Encounter in the Deep – Speedpainting

I put this song my brother made on repeat until I had a decent digital sketch. Then I uploaded the speed painting along with the song.  This was about four hours of work.

 

Encounter in the Deep Speed Painting

Pixel Interpretations: Castlevania 3

 

A new series of speed painting videos called, "Pixel Interpretations" show me rendering out game pixel-ized images producing an outcome of how I imagine the subject to be.

The following are all Interpretations of Castlevania 3’s Intro sequence.

 

Joshua Keyes Video redux of Intro to Castlevania 3

Click the more button to see some of the speed paintings that give more details on the illustrations that I created for this project.

 

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Frost Mage – Lady of Ice

Frost Mage

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.

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Last Generation Terran

Last Gen Terran

      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.