Category Archives: fan art

CUSTOM RETRO GAME BOX INSERTS

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My client is an avid video game collector, and wanted custom inserts for his imported Japanese video games, for the old Famicom (which was a Japanese version of the original Nintendo Entertainment System). Some of this art and these screenshots weren’t that easy to come by, so this ended up being a bit of a challenge; but the client was happy with it. And happy clients make happy designers. 🙂

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LADY KNIGHTS!!

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Lady Knights, my epic three-color design featuring all the most kick-ass women of sci-fi and fantasy!

I had a lot of fun doing this, particularly since I had decided to limit myself to three colors. This was mostly to simplify the design, because I knew a cluster of detailed figures would be hard on the eyes. The limit also just became a fun challenge though, generally I find imposing some limits or “rules” on a project like this fosters creativity, and makes it feel like a game. The figures are presented without face details because I wanted to portray the essences of each one, rather than attempt to capture individual actors’ likenesses, or particular versions of the characters.

I am sure there will be some debate and disagreement over whom I chose to add. Some of them, like Wonder Woman, were shoe-ins. Others such as Sarah from Labyrinth were chosen because I personally looked up to them as role models. I think the design could lend itself to some really fun, nerdy arguments about which characters people would have rather seen, or left out. I also like the idea that not everyone will recognize every character; this could potentially foster group discussions among friends as they try to identify every character and her originating sci-fi or fantasy franchise.