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 email@example.com so we can get the ball rolling!
Hope you like it, too!
We’re all drawing Mario characters. So I drew a sexy Shy Guy.
I drew this stupid thing. Enjoy!
This is the first time I’ve ever drawn Sonic the Hedgehog, I think. It’s not very good…but then, I have a rocky relationship with that game series, especially as a long-time Nintendo guy. I’d like to try again, something more dynamic and with different proportions, but I figured it wouldn’t hurt to share.
Mostly just trying to draw examples of a new type of commission I’ll be offering. Hope to get details out tomorrow, but we’ll see.
I remember the night of November 18th, 2006 very well. My father was out of town for business so my step mother was kind enough to take me to the Gamestop where I had preordered my Wii. I remember the cold air had me shivering. My stepmom looked to me in the passenger’s seat and said “wow, it’s not that big of a deal.” To which I replied, “It’s cold!” I was a little too embarrassed to admit that part of my shivering was caused by the sheer excitement rising in me. I was about to get a Wii!
The next 6 years would prove to be a roller coaster for Nintendo from many points-of-view. And although it may be a struggling system now, the Wii’s phenomenal hold on the market and influence on gaming as a whole cannot be denied. It’s hard to believe that almost exactly 6 years later, today, a new generation of gaming starts with the Wii U. But I think it’s important to look back and really appreciate what the Wii gave us. I had so many fantastic experiences with the little white box and while I’m ready for change, and although I’m keeping my Wii (for many reasons, but especially because it plays Gamecube games), I can’t help but feel a tiny bit nostalgic for all of the great times I had with it.
That night, when we got home, I popped in Wii Sports first instead of the much-anticipated Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, which I had waited literally years for. The rest is history!
Long Live, Wii! Thanks for all of the wiggles, waggles, and memories.
$45 Character Commission holiday special!
Mmmmmmistaay! (Only British kids who used to watch Pokémon on SMTV will really get that, apologies)
This was an art trade with the talented and delightful Drew Green. Drew was one of the very first “online illustrators” I became aware of and was a real inspiration for me in my early, dark days of terrible deviantArt fan art. I feel very lucky to now call him a friend and he often helps me through my (very) regular creative dilemmas.
We both decided to draw each other’s favourite Gen 1 Pokémon Gym Leaders, using their original sprites as inspiration. You can see his amazing drawing of Sabrina here!
Also he’s planning to buy a Wii U this week so he’s desperate for commissions. Give him a go!
Hamish is one of my favorite artists right now, his style is just an absolute pleasure! He and I did this art trade and this was his half. I’m in love with it! If you missed my Sabrina, you can see her here.
I never do art trades as I rarely have the time, but I decided to take a break from commissions for a minute to draw this image of Sabrinafrom Pokemon Red/Blue, as trade with Hamish Steele. He drew Misty for me!
He insisted that she had the whip that she had in her original sprite. How am I gonna say no to a badass chick with a whip?!
Anyway, this is a great example of my $45 character commissions (this would count as two characters). Go take a look!
$45 Character Commission Special!
I saw Wreck-It Ralph on Sunday and I have to say, I haven’t enjoyed a movie so much in quite a long time! I couldn’t resist drawing Ralph, he’s absolutely loveable (and, ahem, kinda hot). I didn’t get the face quite right…made him a little too young. That just means I’ll have to try again when I get the chance.
Wii U Coming November 18th For $299 & $349
Nintendo streamed their Wii U conference today where they announced the price and release date for the new console. The basic set comes in white and includes all the essential cables you’ll need to get started along with 8 GB of storage. The Deluxe set throws in a few goodies like a GamePad charging cradle, GamePad stand, controller stand, 32 GB of storage, and a copy of Nintendo Land.
So, what do you think? Will you be buying a Wii U day one?
Peep it: More Wii U posts
I don’t usually reblog non-art stuff, but I just want people to know that I plan on getting this day one (deluxe bundle, of course). I intend to start a round of commissions strictly for this because it would be wrong for me to pool from the campaign money to buy a WiiU. I will post details soon!
Also OMG Bayonetta 2 Wii U exclusive, frug yeah!
Decided to illustrate the cast of one of my all-time favorite games, Mega Man 3. I may have this on hand at Dragon Con (where I’ll be just a regular attendee but I’ll have some prints with me that you can buy if you stop me and ask about them), but I’ll definitely be putting it up on my Etsy store afterward. :)
I personally think Mega Man 3 is the best of the series. The bosses are quirky, the music is great, and the addition of the slide feature improved Mega Man’s mobility greatly. It was before the ability to charge sort of muddied things up, and since I’m a compulsive charger, I never get to hear the end of that damn charging noise, so 3 doesn’t have that holding it back. Also, this is the game that introduced Rush!
Every year I get really excited for E3 (the giant gaming trade show in Los Angeles). Sometimes my interest in gaming wanes and I need something to remind me why I love it, and E3 (particularly Nintendo’s presence at the show) almost always reinvigorates that love.
Last night, I decided to celebrate E3 by doing this simple portrait of Samus, one of my favorite Nintendo characters. Did you know the Metroid Prime series turns 10 this year? Isn’t that nuts?!
Beyond the obvious New Super Mario Bros. Mii (or whatever they ultimately call it), and almost certainly Pikmin 3, it’s though to say what we’ll see today at Nintendo’s E3 press conference. I’m looking forward to learning more about both of those games, but I’m even more anxious to hear about things we don’t know about. I’d really like to see some Metroid presence, too (3DS or WiiU). What about you?
Nintendo’s E3 press conference is in just a couple hours now (9AM Pacific, 12PM Eastern time) and you can see it live on their official website, though lots of gaming sites will be broadcasting it, too.
On an unrelated note, please do me a favor and take a look at my Indiegogo campaign for the second episode of my webcomic, the Super-Gay Adventures of Ross Boston!
Enjoy the artwork!