First, I started with some doodles. It's the way I warm up and explore the possibilities. As you can see, pretty early on I decided I liked the idea of seeing these video game characters up close and personal. Nobody ever shows the toll their work takes on them, so that was going to be my focus.
Now here's where the real fun begins...
Here they are inked and grimy looking. I really wanted to get some nice thick-to-thin line weights.
|Link is ready to go!|
|Samus Aran is looking cute despite being pissed|
|Mario's gonna need a new outfit|
Oh, one little detail you may not have noticed is that I chose the background color of each piece based on the game packaging of my favorite title of the corresponding characters game. (whew!)
|See what I mean?|
The show runs till September 22nd so if you're in the area go and see some art! I won't be able to make it out to Brooklyn, NY, but I'm happy to see pictures of the event (and my work) on instagram and facebook. I hope you enjoyed this quick look at my process.
Dennis (aka tanoshiboy)
*** If you'd like to add these limited edition prints to your collection, click here and each image will have a link to the Bottleneck Gallery's online store.