Marker Art #26: Moogle and Chocobo

Moogles and chocobos have been some of my favorite creatures in the Final Fantasy series since the fourth game came out for the Super Nintendo in 1991 (known as Final Fantasy 2 in the US). I came across this FF6-themed sprite of a moogle riding a chocobo, and I just had to recreate the artContinue reading “Marker Art #26: Moogle and Chocobo”

Dad, Dad, Daddy-O: Fathers in Games

It’s Father’s Day again, and what better way to celebrate than to recognize some of the most iconic Dad’s in video games. Can you think of any others worthy of this list? Below are my Top Ten! 10. Taban AshtearChrono Trigger(SNES, 1995) Father to the brilliant inventor, Lucca, Taban Ashtear plays an essential role inContinue reading “Dad, Dad, Daddy-O: Fathers in Games”

Marker Art #23: Final Fantasy 4

I talked extensively about my connection to Final Fantasy 4 in my Most Mentioned Games article, and now I’m excited to add a piece of my own pixel art to the wall to doubly represent my love for this game! Final Fantasy 4 (known as Final Fantasy 2 in the US) came out for theContinue reading “Marker Art #23: Final Fantasy 4”

Marker Art #22: Kid Icarus

1987 was a great time to be alive if you were a Nintendo fan. Mega Man, Contra, Wizards & Warriors, Final Fantasy, and Punch-Out were just a handful of magnificent selections that players had from which to choose in a market that wasn’t yet competing with next year’s Sega Genesis. Kid Icarus came to theContinue reading “Marker Art #22: Kid Icarus”

*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”

It’s Good To Be The King: Royalty in Games

King me! Legendary kings like Hrothgar and King Arthur have been appearing in literature as early as the 9th-century, and the oral histories of these types of characters reach even further back in time. The Greeks had Zeus, Norse mythology had Odin, and Middle-earth had Aragorn. It wasn’t long before people were creating their ownContinue reading “It’s Good To Be The King: Royalty in Games”

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”