Since I've had the last week off due to reading week, I felt it would be a good time to relax and have fun. I also wanted to practice inking, so I decided I would redraw a bunch of video game characters from my past that I'm familiar with. Gotta draw SOMETHING, right?
These are the ones that started it. From Earthworm Jim
Psy-Crow (get it?)
Peter Puppy when upset
Here's Fox McCloud from Star Fox. I've never played these games for more than 20 seconds, because I'd been spoiled by flight simulators I liked a lot more, but I always thought the character looked cool, so that's probably why he came to mind.
Here's Duke Nukem, as he would be designed today.
This is a monster from Duke Nukem 3D. It would shoot energy or something at you
Here is Sonic and Knuckles
So you wanted to play a game about a brilliant, british, female archeologist, huh? Well, knock yourself out
Here's Ken and Ryu from Street Fighter. Did you know that Ryu is supposed to be Japanese??
Here is Mario. The overalls gotta go, I'm afraid.
A Goomba and a Koopa Troopa (I think that's what they're both called). That array of little black dots are eyes
Took some time off from doing these over the weekend, and classes start back up tomorrow, so if I'm going to be doing any more of these redrawings (which I would like to), then they'll be trickling in slowly. But anyway, here's 2 more
Here's Bub and Bob from Bubble Bobble. This game was really fun. The drawings are a bit of a copout. I've always just interpreted these guys as little plush dinosaur things, so I just redrew them with more blatant dinosauroid bodies. If I redrew Gon, he wouldn't look far from this, other than his face being more "bad ass and cool"
Gordon Freeman. I've noticed a lot of nerd artists tend to draw G-Dawg here as this brave, heroic, smirking bad ass crushing alien faces with a crow-bar, but if there's anything my life has taught me, it's that nerds aren't bad asses, and the way the first Half-Life game was played was far from bad ass action hero. It was a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants game of ammo-management, with really suspenseful silent parts, and frantic action parts. If anything, Gordon Freeman would look like this:
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Here is one of the Battle Toads. I should've given him scars and shades. Not battley enough
Here is Donkey Kong
The Pong paddles
The Blue Bomber, MegaMan himself
Thanks to everyone for the suggestions! I've got a big list that I'm going to whittle away at. Also, I wish I knew how to say how blown away I am by the response these are getting. I've read all your comments and I appreciate them all. Thank you VERY much!