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Battle Kid V1.100 Box Art

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Published: November 1, 2010
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This is the Version 1.100 box art design I did for Sivak's "Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril" NES game. The first platform game released on the Nintendo on cartridge in over 15 years!

I also designed the original box art too, but I didn't have the time to colour it in properly so Sivak did his own take on it. So when I heard he was re-releasing the game due to some bugs, I offered to redraw the cover too. It's quite an improvement over the original if you put the two side by side.

But the oly difference between this and the actual piece used on the box cover is that Sivak removed the glowing power from his right hand. But other than that, it's identical!!!
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5100x7014px 3.04 MB
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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mariofan2's avatar
Arin probably wants to punch that kid in the face by now
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Retro-DeathHobbyist Digital Artist
I used your artwork in a journal of my group, I hope you do not mind. => [link]
Mystick10's avatar
This is awesome! A great work from a very talented person =D
LarryBundyJr's avatar
Lol, I'd rather you talked about me on my artwork :D
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RetrogamersblogProfessional Digital Artist
That's awesome dude, I'm trying to become an animator myself, best of luck to both of us ;)
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RetrogamersblogProfessional Digital Artist
Oh my god, I've seen this artwork plenty of times floating around the net and heard even more about how awesome this old school game is, but I never realised that the cover art was drawn by Guru Larry, the only way this could be cooler is if Dr. Ashens wrote the Instruction manual.
LarryBundyJr's avatar
Yeah, not many people know I used to do this for a living before I started making videos. Videos kind of took the forefront and my art pretty much stopped.

But I want to start again, maybe get into animation as well!
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angus-beerHobbyist General Artist
Making boxart's for a living? Or did you mean drawing?

Its still cool you got involved. Imagine the context of Ashen's instruction manual, on a single sheet of toilet paper. ;P
LarryBundyJr's avatar
Freelance Manga art.
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angus-beerHobbyist General Artist
Ah!
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JohanzStudent Digital Artist
Nice! Very retro feel to it with showing some enemies in the scene in all that. I think that they could have been a tad larger though, but it fits for sure. :)
LarryBundyJr's avatar
Sivak wanted them that size, but I agree, they could have been bigger!
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JohanzStudent Digital Artist
Ah, I see! :)
Nai255's avatar
Sounds interesting from what I saw on it's Wiki entry.
Pretty cool you were able to provide the cover art: that's some keen green : )
LarryBundyJr's avatar
Thanks bud, yeah I did really enjoy doing it! Not done much in the way of art recently.
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