Timstuff's art dump


#1

Ok, so I guess that this is my thread for placing all my pictures that I think someone might like to take a moment out of their day to look at (even if that is truer in concept than practice), so I figured I’d start by posting a control stick image design that I made, since I’m planning to make custom arcade sticks for my two brothers as birthday gifts, and I just finished the design for one of them. Since there’s about a 1% chance that my brother is browsing this board, I’m not terribly worried about the surprise being spoiled.

First, a bit of background-- my older brother is a HUGE fan of the Scott Pilgrim comic series, and he also loves Street Fighter. So I figured, why not combine the two for a wonderful mish-mash of video-game / comic-book goodness? I wanted to stay faithful to the comic character design (although that’s tricky, since it’s gone through some changes over time), but I also wanted to incorporate some of the style seen in Udon’s Street Fighter art, since this is a Street Fighter themed Scott Pilgrim image. I also stuck the Japanese Kanjis “Su Kou To” (Scott) and “Pilgrim” in the corner. My calligraphy skills probably look comparable to those of a 6 year old to someone fluent in Japanese, but hopefully it looks decent to the untrained eye. The overall idea was that this would be sort of a parody of the images that are frequently found on custom fighting sticks. It took about 5 hours to make in Photoshop.

http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/5853/scottpilgrim2copylh5.jpg

Here’s a picture of Scott Pilgrim from the comics, for those of you who may be unfamiliar with the series (if that’s you, then check it out, it’s awesome!).

http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/355/5176849270f1b1b08abot1.jpg

The CPO for my younger brother’s stick will probably feature Nightmare and Siegfried from Soul Calibur since they’re two of his favorite characters, but I haven’t really set anything in stone just yet.


#2

I never heard of this Scott Pilgrim, but this is a nice piece of work for your brother.

I might have to check this comic out. Reminds me of One Piece [Luffy] and Puffy Amiyumi [that chick].


#3

Thanks for your comments. You should definitely check out the Scott Pilgrim comics. If you like old video games, it’s full of in-jokes that give people like me the giggles (the comic’s art style was actually heavily influenced by River City Ranson, interestingly enough).

BTW, here is the CPO that I just finished for my other brother’s stick. This was a much bigger job since I was going for a less flat and cartoony look. I started on it some time yesterday and finished it today about an hour ago. As with the Scott Pilgrim painting, I started with a pencil sketch, scanned into photoshop and went from there. I’d estimate the whole thing took somewhere between 6 and 10 hours of work.

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/9317/spiderman1copy.jpg


#4

I dig the style of shading on the spiderman. Very nice (^^)b