Hey folks!

Did this for the informal “draw yourself as a Koopaling” meme started by Nosdoog.  I love the Koopalings’ sprites from Super Mario World because they have weirder coloration, so I went in a similar direction for my own personal Koopaling design.  The white beard makes him look kinda old, but oh well.

Enjoy!
~Drew

Hey folks!

Did this for the informal “draw yourself as a Koopaling” meme started by Nosdoog.  I love the Koopalings’ sprites from Super Mario World because they have weirder coloration, so I went in a similar direction for my own personal Koopaling design.  The white beard makes him look kinda old, but oh well.

Enjoy!

~Drew

Hey folks!

My gift two my boyfriend this year was a figurine of Paula from Earthbound, as well as a Franklin Badge pin.  I topped it all off with this illustration of Mr. Saturn (obviously, I didn’t include my link on the Christmas card, I’m not that tacky).

In retrospect, I should have done something more Christmasy (Winters/Jeff/Bubble Monkey, anyone?).  But Earthbound is one of his favorite games and who doesn’t love Mr. Saturn?

Enjoy!
~Drew

Hey folks!

My gift two my boyfriend this year was a figurine of Paula from Earthbound, as well as a Franklin Badge pin.  I topped it all off with this illustration of Mr. Saturn (obviously, I didn’t include my link on the Christmas card, I’m not that tacky).

In retrospect, I should have done something more Christmasy (Winters/Jeff/Bubble Monkey, anyone?).  But Earthbound is one of his favorite games and who doesn’t love Mr. Saturn?

Enjoy!

~Drew

Wind Waker Memories

I’m so jealous.

I’m jealous of all of those people, especially young people, who are playing Wind Waker for the first time with its enhanced HD release.  It’s a marvelous game, and perhaps the Zelda title that most makes you feel like you’re on a journey.  It’s a journey I experienced for the first time 10 years ago, like many others.  It had a profound impact on my art, but more than that, it really helped me get lost in my own head when things were not so great.

I remember the first time I had even heard of Wind Waker.  My mother took me to the theater, where she and her husband saw something separate, and I saw Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by myself.  Before the film started, this commercial played and my mind was absolutely blown.  I couldn’t believe that such an amazing, gorgeous Zelda game could even exist!  It was exactly what I had always wanted out of a video game.  I enjoyed the movie, but that cheesy Zelda commercial was what stuck in my head through all of it.

Not too terribly long after, I was removed from the very physically unhealthy, very poor situation with my mother.  Her parents, my grandparents, had taken me in without question.  Unfortunately, my experience with my grandparents was a mentally and emotionally abusive one (the details of which I’ll spare you).  I was gearing up to move from Georgia to go live with my father in Pennsylvania, but as preparations had to be made, it would take two and a half months for that to happen.

Dad was aware, however, that I had kept my brain firmly locked on Wind Waker, and managed to send me a copy of the game to tide me over before moving up north.  And when I got it, I was absolutely sucked in!  There was so much to see, so much to do.  Almost every minute was a glorious opportunity to ignore the hardships I had to deal with at school and with my grandparents.  It was exactly what I needed at the time.

Wind Waker has always been and will always be a very special game to me on many levels.  I’ve enjoyed playing through it again, and I’m thrilled with the changes they’ve made to it, despite how close I hold the original GameCube version.  I’m so glad a new generation gets to experience this adventure.

Anyway…I just wanted to wax nostalgic.  Enjoy the game, people!

~Drew

Hey folks!

This is my entry for Ashley Davis’s "Kirby’s Dream Zine."  My favorite thing in any Kirby game ever has to be the crane game minigame in Kirby’s Adventure for the NES.  The music has the same effect on me as an entire bag of lollipops and it’s hard for me not to let out a high-pitched squeal when the crane is carrying a big Kirby doll to the prize drop.  You can watch and listen here!

I hope you like it!
~Drew

Hey folks!

This is my entry for Ashley Davis’s "Kirby’s Dream Zine."  My favorite thing in any Kirby game ever has to be the crane game minigame in Kirby’s Adventure for the NES.  The music has the same effect on me as an entire bag of lollipops and it’s hard for me not to let out a high-pitched squeal when the crane is carrying a big Kirby doll to the prize drop.  You can watch and listen here!

I hope you like it!

~Drew

Hey folks!

This is my take on the Animal Crossing world, to celebrate the release of “New Leaf” on Sunday.  KK Slider plays to a bunch of beatniks in a jazzy nocturnal bar.  The last time I gave Animal Crossing a real chance was on the Gamecube, so I admit I’m a little out of the loop and had to invent my own club-going critters, but I’m ready to give the series another go on the 3DS.

Buy this image as a print here on my Etsy!  If you don’t have an Etsy, contact me at snailsvenuedrew@gmail.com with your name and address and I’ll provide you with my Paypal address (the cost is $12 for the print, +$7 shipping domestically, or +$10 shipping internationally - I’m U.S.-based).

Life expenses are piling up so if I can sell at least 3 prints of this image, I’ll be able to buy Animal Crossing on Sunday, guilt-free!  If I sell anymore, then that’s gravy.  :)

Anyway, I hope you like the image!
~Drew

Hey folks!

This is my take on the Animal Crossing world, to celebrate the release of “New Leaf” on Sunday.  KK Slider plays to a bunch of beatniks in a jazzy nocturnal bar.  The last time I gave Animal Crossing a real chance was on the Gamecube, so I admit I’m a little out of the loop and had to invent my own club-going critters, but I’m ready to give the series another go on the 3DS.

Buy this image as a print here on my Etsy!  If you don’t have an Etsy, contact me at snailsvenuedrew@gmail.com with your name and address and I’ll provide you with my Paypal address (the cost is $12 for the print, +$7 shipping domestically, or +$10 shipping internationally - I’m U.S.-based).

Life expenses are piling up so if I can sell at least 3 prints of this image, I’ll be able to buy Animal Crossing on Sunday, guilt-free!  If I sell anymore, then that’s gravy.  :)

Anyway, I hope you like the image!


~Drew

Hey folks!

This was a commission I did a little over a week ago for a friend who commissioned it for his wife (for their anniversary, I believe)!  It’s one of my favorites…it was just so much fun to make!

Interested in a commission?  Email me at snailsvenuedrew@gmail.com so we can get the ball rolling!

Hope you like it, too!

~Drew

Hey folks!

This was a commission I did a little over a week ago for a friend who commissioned it for his wife (for their anniversary, I believe)!  It’s one of my favorites…it was just so much fun to make!

Interested in a commission?  Email me at snailsvenuedrew@gmail.com so we can get the ball rolling!

Hope you like it, too!

~Drew