Posts Tagged ‘nintendo entertainment system’

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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commissions

Posted by campbell January 10th, 2012

As part of my 8 Bit Dreams series, I’m not only working through all of the original Nintendo games, but I’m also taking commissions for specific games. Here’s a selection of ones I did last year for various people. These are heaps of fun to do, knowing that they’re all going to a good home. If you’re interested in commissioning a piece of your own, you can do so over at my Etsy shop here.


Silver Surfer, River City Ransom

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project, The Simpsons: Bart vs. The Juggernauts

Batman: Arkham Asylum (done in the style of Minecraft), Kirby’s Adventure

NES World Cup, Super Mario Brothers 3

Super Mario Brothers 1 2 3, Legend of Zelda

Legend of Zelda (both)

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Déjà Vu

Posted by campbell December 7th, 2011

dejavu
You can buy the original work here.

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Days of Thunder

Posted by campbell December 6th, 2011

days of thunder
You can pick up the illustration here.

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Crystalis

Posted by campbell December 4th, 2011


You can buy the original illustration here.

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Conquest of the Crystal Palace

Posted by campbell December 3rd, 2011

conquest
This work is available to purchase over at my etsy store here.

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Conflict

Posted by campbell December 2nd, 2011

conflict
This illustration is available to purchase here.

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Code Name: Viper

Posted by campbell December 1st, 2011

codename viper
You can pick up this illustration here.

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