My fourth and final entry to the Ultimate Fandom contest, and I think I saved my best idea for last First - the mandatory rundown.
-Ultimate Fandom Contest 3: Video Games [link] -Gaming Franchise: Super Mario Bros -Environment or Character: Environment -My Description: below as usual
Bowser, or "King of Koopa" as he was formerly called, has been present ever since Mario's first adventure, and every evil villain needs his fortress of doom right? so His castle has always been a final stage in each game. For a couple of months now, I've been wanting to do something like this, and this contest was my motivation to actually do it, since it seemed like a daunting task to try out. Bowser's castle does seem to vary in appearance from game to game, probably because Mario keeps laying waste to all of his expensive castles lol. I was on the verge of drawing the type you see in the latest Mario Kart game, but found a screenshot from a different game (I think Mario Party for the DS) which is where I based this from, and the design on that version looked the coolest of all the Bowser Castle's I've seen
Art details: This one is 100% pure illustrated in Photoshop (with a mouse still lol), something I hardly do now that I have 3D and access to stock textures or photo's. I figured it would look better and more dramatic that way, considering my other entry to the environment slot was almost fully 3D. And to also remind everyone that I can do pretty good stuff without the need for 3D too Everything here was done from scratch in the most traditional way that digital art can get
Artwork is Copyright property of my gallery. Do not use, edit or display this artwork, or parts of it in any way. Bowser's character design (and his castle's I guess) is Copyright of Nintendo
This time, with an entry for the "Epic Logo" challenge, no less.
So dA wants to see if they have people who can design brand new logos. Well, I happened to make one that is:
simple, effective, bold, familiar, and best of all, clever!
Here, the theme is "mix 'n' match". I took the top of a "d" from Garamond and matched it up to an "a" from Futura Book. So that it would not look simply like a "d", I left a gap open so that people could tell the "d" and "a" apart. To emphasize that, I put the name on the bottom with the appropriate fonts for the letters. And of course, I kept it simple for now so that people could look at it without eyestrain.
This is my submission for the DeviantArt Okami contest that's running at the moment!
Since a lot of people are going with colour, I decided to do something a little different and present some of the ladies from Okami in a black and white manga-style portrait. After all, the powers of Amaterasu's celestial artistic abilities come in many forms - sumi-e and otherwise! The inks were done with a mixture of G-Pen and fineliner, and the tones are all digital.
Haven't played the game yet, but have been dying to for the past year!
Pen and ink, Adobe Photoshop 7.
Note to judges - large resolution version of picture fitting the competition guidelines is available on request.