Perler Art #45: Lakitu

Lakitu has been terrorizing the famous plumber duo since his first appearance in Super Mario Bros in 1985 where he would chuck spinies at his victims below from the comforts of his portable cloud. In future games he would act as an official in Super Mario Kart, and he was the man behind the cameraContinue reading “Perler Art #45: Lakitu”

Marker Art #44: Lemmings

My first experience with Lemmings was at a friend’s house (yes, the same friend where I accidentally borrowed Chrono Trigger), and it was something that held our attention far more than it should have. I loved the challenge of trying to manage all these brainless creatures as they marched carelessly toward their goal (or impendingContinue reading “Marker Art #44: Lemmings”

Marker Art #42: The Phantom Train

Halloween is almost here so I decided to break out the markers again to create some spooky pixel art! My selection this time is a scene from Final Fantasy 6 (SNES 1994) where Sabin and Cyan accidentally board a train that takes its passengers to the land of the dead. Their only chance of survivalContinue reading “Marker Art #42: The Phantom Train”

Marker Art #38: Donkey Kong Jr.

I often credit Donkey Kong Jr (1982) as being one of the first arcade machines that really attracted me to video games. I loved all the colors and characters that were depicted all over the cabinet. When my parents finally lifted me high enough to see the screen, I was completely enthralled. Of course, IContinue reading “Marker Art #38: Donkey Kong Jr.”

Marker Art #30: Gargoyle’s Quest

Gargoyle’s Quest came out for the original Game Boy in 1990, and it was one of the first games I ever owned for the system (the others being Tetris, Kirby’s Dream Land, and Lock ‘n’ Chase). With a story that lasts over three hours, I found it to be one of the most challenging experiencesContinue reading “Marker Art #30: Gargoyle’s Quest”

Marker Art #27: Rampage

Rampage came out for the original Nintendo Entertainment System in 1988 and was based on the arcade game from 1986. In it, you live out your giant monster dreams as you attack cities all over the world trying to smash their buildings into piles of rubble. The NES version let you play as Ralph (aContinue reading “Marker Art #27: Rampage”

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”

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 #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”

*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”