Hey so that art show I’m in is here soon (august 14th). Make sure to look for the Chrono Trigger painting I did. I will post pictures of all 6 characters in a couple of days. IGN did a nice little write-up for the show, and my friend Jim Mahfood rocked a nice flyer for it as well. Here’s the flyer design….
And here’s some details on the show.
“After undergoing major renovations to the gallery, we’re extremely excited that such a large-scale show like I AM 8-BIT has chosen World of Wonder as its home this year,” says Randy Barbato, co-founder of WOW. “It’s bound to be our biggest, most extravagant art event to date!”
…because those are the two styles I am combining to re-create the characters for the painting I’m working on. I was looking for a new approach, and realized I never tried anything more vintage. You can see the rough sketches I did for the characters here. I’ll have a piece done very soon, by sometime next week. Painting these characters and researching the back story is reminding me why this game was so bad-ass.
It was a difficult choice, trying to figure out what characters to paint for the I am 8 Bit show. Someone asked me, “Why don’t you paint the Chrono Trigger characters?” That was a great idea. With the upcoming release on the Nintendo DS, and the fact it is one of my favorite games of all time was enough for me to start sketching some rough character studies.
So here they are.
I’ve been working the past few days on the painting and am having alot of fun with it. I’ve been referencing the artwork of Akira Toriyama frequently, as his original character work has attention to all the small details and set the tone for the world.
They also did a re-release of the game on PSX in Japan with an animated intro a while back. It features the characters in their environments, as well as the combination attacks that make the gameplay a worthwhile experience. Very cool.