Crayon Art #21: Rescue Rangers

The newest Rescue Rangers movie just released, and upon watching it, I was immediately filled with complete, nostalgic wonder. I was a huge fan of the show when I was a kid, and it was easily my favorite out of all the Disney Afternoon cartoons (yes, I liked it even better than Ducktales!). Years later,Continue reading “Crayon Art #21: Rescue Rangers”

*Marker* Art #19 & 20: Dragon Warrior & StarTropics

Once again grabbing my Ohuhu markers and a couple of 4×4″ pieces of canvas, I decided this time to sketch out some pixel art of characters from two of my favorite games, Dragon Warrior (Originally Dragon Quest, NES, 1987) and StarTropics (NES, 1990). For the latter, I chose to use the sprite from the series’Continue reading “*Marker* Art #19 & 20: Dragon Warrior & StarTropics”

*Marker* Art #18: Black Mage

The last time I busted out the Ohuhu markers to create some pixel art of Frog from Chrono Trigger, I was enamored by the end result. So, I decided to try another project this weekend and settled on the classic Black Mage from the Final Fantasy series! Have you played any of the Final FantasyContinue reading “*Marker* Art #18: Black Mage”

Crayon Art #17: 1982 Atari Classics

The 30th anniversary of Kirby’s Dream Land was just last week, and that got me thinking that there must be games worth celebrating that are now 40 years old! So, I hopped on the google machine to see when my favorite arcade games were ported to the Atari. Lo and behold, many of the Atari’sContinue reading “Crayon Art #17: 1982 Atari Classics”

Crayon Art #16: Bosses of Super Mario Bros 2 (USA)

I’ve always had a special affinity for Super Mario Bros 2 (USA), and I even place it within the top five of my favorite Mario games. In particular, I really appreciated the game’s uniqueness, the ability to play as four different characters each with their own individual attributes, and the atypical storyline that expanded onContinue reading “Crayon Art #16: Bosses of Super Mario Bros 2 (USA)”

Crayon Art #15: Kirby’s Dream Land

Did you know that Kirby was almost called “Twinkle Popo?” Thank goodness for the change! “Twinkle Popo’s Dream Land” just doesn’t quite roll off the tongue. Kirby’s Dream Land was released on the Nintendo Game Boy in April of 1992 (August in the US). After Tetris, it was the first significant game that I ownedContinue reading “Crayon Art #15: Kirby’s Dream Land”

*Marker* Art #14: Frog from Chrono Trigger

After successfully completing two pieces of 8-bit art, I knew that I wanted to make my own leap into the world of 16-bits. I was also eager to try out a fresh set of Ohuhu markers that were gifted to me by a friend last summer. Searching for the perfect new subject, my mind finallyContinue reading “*Marker* Art #14: Frog from Chrono Trigger”

*Painting* Art #13: Link

Coming off the heels of a successful Mega Man pixel art project, I knew I had try another! After my girlfriend ordered us some more canvases, I settled on my next painting subject: Link from The Legend of Zelda! The Zelda games have been some of my favorites ever since the original 1986 NES release,Continue reading “*Painting* Art #13: Link”

*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”