*Painting* Art #12: More Mega Man

For Valentine’s Day this year, we tried something new: painting! Besides my few bouts with brushes in art classes, I had never really considered trying my hand at creating on canvas. My girlfriend had the wonderful idea to hit up the local art store so we could spend a relaxing afternoon together brushing our caresContinue reading “*Painting* Art #12: More Mega Man”

Crayon Art #11: A Goofy Movie

My girlfriend had a birthday recently, and one of our first experiences hanging out together involved watching the Disney classic A Goofy Movie. Surely, back then we were thinking that After Today we’d be hitting the Open Road because of how well we could see things Eye to Eye! To honor the occasion, I decidedContinue reading “Crayon Art #11: A Goofy Movie”

Crayon Art #10: Star Fox

The original Star Fox game was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in February of 1993. It was groundbreaking in that it was the first game to use the “Super FX Chip” to create 3D graphics on a console known for 2D sidescrollers or “Mode 7” effects. Nearly 30 years later, the series isContinue reading “Crayon Art #10: Star Fox”

Crayon Art #9: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Cowabunga! I have been a Ninja Turtles fan since first seeing the original animated series in elementary school. I had the action figures, I played the video games, and I even sport an awesome pair of TMNT pajama pants that I continue to wear to this day (thanks, Mom). Semi-recently, I’ve been gathering collections ofContinue reading “Crayon Art #9: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”

Crayon Art #8: Microsoft Entertainment Pack

For computer-users who just wanted to kill “a few minutes between meetings” (or spend their entire shifts playing Free Cell), the games of Microsoft Entertainment Pack paved the way to casual gaming long before we had access to that sort of fun on our phones. Released between 1990 and 1992, these games were made byContinue reading “Crayon Art #8: Microsoft Entertainment Pack”

Crayon Art #7: Punch Out

Whether you faced Mr. Dream or Mike Tyson himself, Punch Out for the original Nintendo Entertainment System remains one of the most memorable games of the time. Released in 1987, you control Little Mac, a 17-year-old kid from the Bronx who “loves nothing better than a tough challenge” (according to the instruction manual). Well, aContinue reading “Crayon Art #7: Punch Out”

Crayon Art #6: Mega Man

This month, my friend and I have decided to trade off giving each other words as prompts for our drawings. I decided to try to take the first nine prompt and find a way to somehow apply them to the Mega Man series (a personal favorite of mine). Below are the results! Making all ofContinue reading “Crayon Art #6: Mega Man”

*Chalk* Art #5: Looney Tunes

We’ve had some beautiful days this week, and I just bought some chalk – so I decided to test it out! I set up a 9×9 grid on my Dad’s driveway and set to work creating some of my favorite Looney Tunes characters. Unfortunately, I only was able to finish four before it started toContinue reading “*Chalk* Art #5: Looney Tunes”

Crayon Art #4: The Flintstones

They’re the modern stone-age family! This week, I was suddenly inspired to draw characters from one of my favorite childhood cartoons. The Flintstones ran from 1960 all the way until 1966, and I was lucky to see reruns of it when it aired on various networks in my youth. It was the longest-running animated seriesContinue reading “Crayon Art #4: The Flintstones”

Crayon Art #3: Nicktoons

This week, a friend of mine requested that I draw the Nicktoons! I loved this suggestion, so I sat down for a few hours and did my darndest to sketch out some of my favorite childhood cartoon characters. I really like how they turned out – and I hope you do, too! Making all ofContinue reading “Crayon Art #3: Nicktoons”