Posts Tagged ‘8 bit dreams’

Castlevania: Symphony of Night

Posted by campbell February 5th, 2013

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Gift List

Posted by campbell November 30th, 2012

Hi beautiful peoples,

Christmas is fast approaching, and I’m assuming you’re going to be wanting to shower a loved one in some delicious geeky goodness. Or perhaps, you yourself crave some showering. Well, I’m here to help.

Following is a wrap up of my current purchasables that can be shipped to you. (note, not by ship, it’ll probably arrive by plane) All illustrations and prints are printed on standard sized paper, which means they can be mounted in inexpensive frames from IKEA. I really don’t like the idea of paying more for the frame than you did for the print, but if you want to last out, who am I to stop you?

8 Bit Dreams

For this project, I aimed to do one spot illustration a day, working my way through the original 799 Nintendo Entertainment System games. I made it through one years worth of pictures, before receiving an arts grant to work on my graphic novel, which meant I had to put the project on hold. A lot of the original illustrations are still available, but you can also commission me to do an illustration in that style and format based on anything you want. It doesn’t have to be a NES game, it can be from any console, any tv show, any book, anything.
Available to purchase here.


Mt Triforce

I did this illustration for the wonderful kickstarted zine Bits in Multiples of 8, which was pulled together by Jimmy Giegerich. The whole thing is full of fantastic artworks, and I’m really happy to have been a part of it.
Available to purchase here.


Pokemon Rattata

This illustration was for the epic Pokemon: Battle Royale exhibition that was held at the Light Grey Art Lab. Each artist was assigned one of the original Pokemon to depict, and I was granted Rattata. This picture displays the top percentile Rattata in his underground home, having returned from a long tournament of battles.
Available to purchase here.


Zelda Isometrics

These were a series of Zelda themed illustrations I did last year. They feature a selection of monsters from the overworld in their natural habitat. Some of the original framed illustrations are available to buy, as are prints.
Available to purchase here.

Game of Thrones

This illustration was completed for the first exhibition at Bottleneck Gallery in NYC earlier this year. It depicts my favorite little posse from Game of Thrones after their flee their home and go camping for a while,
Available to purchase here.

Animal Crossing

One of my favorite games, with one of the trickiest boss battles of all time, weeds!
This illustration was part of the Fangamer Versus AttractMode exhibition that coincided with this years PAX.
Available to purchase here.

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bionic commando

Posted by campbell November 21st, 2012


This was a recent commission for my 8 Bit Dreams series.

I’m still doing them, and they’d would probably make an amazing Christmas present for your video game obsessed love one.
While the majority of the ones I’ve done in the past have been from the Nintendo Entertainment System, I have also done commissions of 80’s cartoons like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Heman. There have even been some more recent video games in the mix as well.

You can order your own over here.

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Star Tropics

Posted by campbell October 18th, 2012


A recent 8 Bit Dreams commission I completed for the classic Nintendo game Star Tropics.
You can order your own illustrations over on my etsy store here.

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8 Bit (requiem for a) Dreams

Posted by campbell April 11th, 2012


They are done, and here they are. I have compiled the first years worth of 8 Bit Dreams illustrations in to one slide show, for your viewing pleasure. I mentioned in an earlier post that I have chosen to put the project on hold because I’ve been offered to opportunity to work on my graphic novel that I’ve been developing for a few years now.

When I started the 8 Bit Dreams project, I thought it would just be a small side project, that I could do without interfering with all my other work. I was very wrong. It would up consuming nearly all of my creative time during the year. Each illustration took about an hour to complete, including researching the game. Then there was scanning, cleaning up, resizing, uploading, posting, listing on etsy. All of these “little” parts add up to a lot of time.

I’d like to thank all of the people who shared my project with their friends, it’s great encouragement to see site hits rise, to see that people are paying attention. Thanks to all those who purchased work, and commissioned custom illustrations. It made it easy to justify to my family why I was doing this when money was coming in to pay the rent or buy groceries. It’s easier to take pride in your work when you can see how it is helping provide your basic needs. Thanks to my partner for putting up with me during this ridiculous endeavour, her support was invaluable.

For now, many of the illustrations are still available to purchase on my etsy store, head over there to see if the one you like is still available. The greatest thing you could do would be to share the video with friends, or purchase a work. That’d mean the world to me.

In the future, I’d love to exhibit the illustrations, so if any galleries are reading this, this might be your opportunity! Lots of people have suggested I publish them in a book, I’ve looked at print on demand options, and right now that’s not really looking too feasible an option. I might need to look in to a few different possibilities. If any publishers want to pick it up, I’d love to hear from you too.

Music for the video was provided by the wonderful Surasshu. Head over to his site for more incredible tunes.

You can follow me on twitter for even more updates, sketches and news.

Time to breathe out.

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All the customs

Posted by campbell April 8th, 2012

These are all the custom NES illustrations I did as a part of my 8 Bit Dreams series. There are a lot of them. Some of these I’ve shown before, but others are brand new ladies and gentlemen.


bubble bobble, kid ikarus

Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros 2

Legend of Zelda 2, Legend of Zelda 2

Journey to Silius, Clash at Demonhead

Maniac Mansion, Ghosts and Goblins

Bad Dudes, NES World Cup

Legend of Zelda, Legend of Zelda

Super Mario Bros 123, Super Mario Bros 3

Final Fantasy 3, Kirby

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3, Silver Surfer

River City Ransom, River City Ransom

Nintendo Pro Wrestling, Godzilla

Double Dragon, Metroid

Castlevania, Dragon Quest/Warrior

Faxanadu, Faxanadu

Blaster Master

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Rollerball

Posted by campbell February 28th, 2012

rollerball
You can purchase this illustration here.

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game plan

Posted by campbell February 27th, 2012


1. Draw
2. Keep Drawing

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Rocket Ranger

Posted by campbell February 27th, 2012

rocket ranger
You can purchase this illustration here.

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Rock ‘n’ Ball

Posted by campbell February 26th, 2012

rock n ball
You can purchase this illustration here.

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