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”.
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.
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.
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
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.