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17th Anniversary, pt. 3
July 21st, 2017 by PrimeOp
The last day of anniversary updates is only one thing: another video. The opposite of video posted on Wednesday, all the clips are my custom sprite work. You’ll see a lot of old clips, but a few have some additions (including one really sneaker, er, sneaky one). A few clips were rendered right before I rendered the final video. Again, you’ll see some sprites that aren’t in the galleries yet.
As trying as this year has been for me, and I know I’m not alone out there (puts on Dusty Rhodes-like sunglasses), one of the things other than friends and family that kept me going through the rough spots is seeing people enjoy the site, the sprites, the prints and the posts I make elsewhere. I hope this weird place makes the load on your shoulders feel a bit lighter, even for a moment, in the same way that the games (and comics, cartoons, toys, movies, etc.) this site honors make me feel when I enjoy them. Thank you and I hope you’ve been enjoying the site!
All of those sprites have been added to the GFX Generators, where you can make a graphics like the one at the top of this post.
Also, the person who commissioned me to make some sprites that’d fit in with Konami’s TMNT arcade style gave me permission to add those sprites to the TMNT gallery. If you’re a fan of the 80s toyline and cartoon, I hope you’ll like those surprises.
Endless Duck, MotU print, All AmeriCon and more
July 7th, 2017 by PrimeOp
Click thumbnail to see the pic on the Illmosis site
Yesterday’s Illmosis.net update featured full color art of Endless Duck, a character who has popped up on this site ever since his original appearance in a Minus World section page. No picture of Endless Duck since the original Silver Surfer gag pic really ever seemed right to me until this one. Guess that means I’ve run out of excuses to do more with him, hunh? Also, I finished a pic of Princess Toadstool a while back and that will be added to the shop’s print section after I get a test print. I’ve also got new pics of Wonder Woman, Spider-Man Miles Morales and Zoom (CW Flash version). Between doing those and working on commission sprites (and you’ll see some of those soon), I’ve been busy. Oh, I almost forgot…
… the Masters of the Universe print I made for the Gallery1988 official Mattel art show! Curator (and creator of some of the cutest art you’ll ever see) Cuddly Rigor Mortis put a great show together, so be sure to browse that site’s gallery if you’re a fan of MotU (and She-Ra), Barbie, Street Sharks, Monster High and other Mattel joints. Even the classic electronic sports handhelds got some love! Unfortunately, my print was sold out (I couldn’t get a lot of prints made at the time of the deadline), but, thanks to the help of friend and talking with the curator, there’ll be news on that later on.
I’ll be at the All Americon convention in Youngstown, Ohio, but only on Saturday, July 8th. All AmeriCon is a two-day event this year, but circumstances (and day-job work) means that I can only make it there on Saturday. Also, while I won’t have a lot of the 17 x 11 pixel art prints, I’ve got the 10 x 8 pics seen in this site’s shop and some small mini-prints you haven’t seen yet. I know of at least one seller of old video games will be there and other people in Artist’s Alley will have video game-themed stuff, so don’t feel that you’ve got to be a comic fan to have fun there!
We’re 12 days away from the 17th anniversary of this site, but I’m going to warn you ahead of time that it won’t be as big as last year’s blow-out. I’ve been working almost non-stop on either commissions (most of it) or line art (just a bit) since February and I haven’t had a lot of extra time to work on the site. I still plan to make it worth your while to stop in on July 19th, so don’t forget to come back around that time to join in the fun!
All of the new sprites have been added to the main GFX Generator, the image generator I used to make the screenshot at the top of this post!
Things will be be a bit slow while I continue to work on commissions and new line art for new prints. Prints are still on sale (my Illmosis site has more than game-related prints), but the sale will end next week. If you see something you like and have the money, pick it up while you can!
The All-AmeriCon convention hits Youngstown, Ohio’s Covelli Centre on July 8th and 9th! The special guest list is ridiculously solid (I based that Iron Man Hall of Armor background on the version that Bob Layton drew) and I’ll be in Artist’s Alley there! Come through, as I’ll be selling prints (including some small pixel art prints), sketching line art for sprites and I’ll have previews of pixel art that isn’t on the site yet
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