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Friday
Feb242017

055 - Back of the Box: Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Tuesday
Feb212017

052 - Back of the Box: Street Fighter II Turbo

Back in the day of cartridge based game systems, you didn't have much to go off of with regards to new games. You had magazines, word of mouth, and maybe a rental from a Warehouse or a Blockbuster Video or some mom-and-pop shop. What else you had was going to a local video game store and staring at the same back of the box over and over and over again. I've still never played "Last Battle" on Genesis.

Decided to start drawing those super tiny screenshot thumbnails.
Monday
Feb062017

Black Bomberman Cross Stitch

Used my cross-stitch pattern/action to do this. It's a mind boggle to think that the new Bomberman for the Nintendo Switch is going to retail for $50. Yikes.
Thursday
Jul282016

Teeny Titans - Booster Gold Achievement

Looking for the Booster Gold achievement for Teeny Titans? I don't actually recall seeing instructions or a tutorial about it, but you get the "GO!" bonus by tapping the "GO!" word right before the battle starts. If you do this correctly you get a quick boost in your power bar (usually enough to execute your first attack).

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Thursday
Jul282016

Teeny Titans - Where is B'wana Beast (Don'tcha B'wana Achievement)

B'wana Beast is hidden on an island on the east side of the beach. You can reach him by making the little starfish pop up from the ocean. It takes a complete day and night cycle for the next starfish to appear, so you'll either have to wait or go to the hotel to skip to the next full day.

When you defeat B'wana Beast, you'll get the Multiverse version, which is probably one of the last figures you'll have to collect. Good luck!

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Wednesday
Jul062016

Neil and Carl: Double Dash

I drew this for my good friend's birthday.

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Monday
Jun272016

Whole Grain Nutrient Paste

Just some fan art I submitted to the recent gallery show for Broken Age. It wasn't accepted, but that's how the cookie crumbles.

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Thursday
Jun022016

Game Poetry

I need to come up with a better name.
Tuesday
Apr122016

Let's Draw... Spelunky

To celebrate the recent release of the first of many Boss Fight books, I decided to do up some Spelunky goodness.

You can pick up your copy of “Spelunky” written by the handsome, and very pleasant, Derek Yu on Amazon.com.

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Monday
Apr112016

Let's Draw... Misty

I have this fun “how to draw One Piece with ballpoint pens” that I thought I’d draw some inspiration from in regards to my little “let’s draw” tutorials. They change colors when you’re supposed to use a different colored pen, but I thought it would be a nice visual indicator if each new set of lines was a new color for each new step.

So you see in this tutorial each new set of lines is red. Then on the next step those previous lines go to black, and the new set go to red.

You can see a vertical line of six Misty heads. I had to figure out the simplest way to draw her before I could turn it into a tutorial.

On the way to work today I thought to myself why I enjoyed Ed Emberley style drawing books over the more detailed, better looking ones like “Draw 50 Monsters” by Lee Ames. I think it was mainly because at 8 years old I couldn’t make my drawings look like Lee Ames’ drawings. It would be like, “I followed the directions and it looks nothing like that.” With the Ed Emberley books, they were simple enough where when you finished it looked like it was supposed to. It’s like following a baking recipe and it looking like the picture.

+1 Confidence!

It’s an interesting psychological effect that I’m going to look into some more. It’s probably one of the reasons we love building with Legos so much. I’m not talking about the freeform creativity you can have with Legos, but the building of the models via instructions. There’s something so satisfying and fun about doing that contained set of instructions to get something that looks just like the box.

“I did it!”