Posts Tagged ‘watercolour’

Firefly

Posted by campbell June 15th, 2014

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My latest isometric illustration, this time featuring the crew from Firefly.

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8 Bit Dreams

Posted by campbell September 22nd, 2013

The complete 8 Bit Dreams series at Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis.So much fun.You can purchase original illustrations from the series a lightgreyartlab shop.bigcartel.com
The complete 8 Bit Dreams series at Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis.So much fun. You can purchase original illustrations from the online store here.

Megaman Reboot: Megaman

Posted by campbell September 13th, 2013

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And finally, Megaman himself.

He needs no redesign really. I made some minimal changes here and there, but that is mainly just to suit my drawing style. Considering he’s basically a Mighty Atom / Astroboy riff, he still manages to stand on his own quite well.

Megaman Reboot: Wily Machine

Posted by campbell September 12th, 2013

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I redesigned the classic Wily Machine to fall in line with the later interpretations of the ship. I love the skull design and wanted to bring that back.

It’s hard to incorporate an over sized skull in to a design without it being ridiculously obvious. I tried my hardest, but suspect I failed in that regard.

There was a temptation to design Wily’s skull ship to be super elegant and minimalist, which obviously suits his aesthetic far more. I imagine that this skull ship is only in it’s prototype stage, and he is forced to use it before it’s ready.

Megaman Reboot: Doctor Wily

Posted by campbell September 5th, 2013

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To start with, yes, Doctor Wily is Karl Lagerfeld.

The classic designs of Wily and Light are cut from too similar a cloth. I wanted to push Wily in a very different direction from his classic “mad scientist” look. Their appearance, costuming, physique should all visually describe their characters philosophy towards robots.

Wily views them as being tools, things to own, use, enhance OUR lives.

Light views them as beings in their own rights, capable of full and meaningful existences beyond ones simply in relation to ours.

Megaman Reboot: Doctor Light

Posted by campbell September 2nd, 2013

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I wanted Doctor Light to look like some Silicon Valley hippie tech genius who believes all sorts of mystical and new age philosophy and religion, and incorporates that in to his design of robots.

He should be set up in sharpest contrast with his rival, Doctor Wily in that regard.

Happy Families

Posted by campbell August 27th, 2013

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I just finished watching Inception and kept waiting for Jareth to be waiting at the bottom of the dream, singing and dancing around.

This was done in the style of my 8 Bit Dreams series which will be showing at the Light Grey Art Lab on Sep20th.

legend of the last princess

Posted by campbell August 20th, 2013

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In preparing for the upcoming exhibition of 8 Bit Dreams illustrations at Light Grey Art Lab, I felt inspired to knock out a few more illustrations. This one features the star of Anita Sarkeesian’s hypothetical game The Legend of the Last Princess.

I’m a big fan of Sarkeesian’s work, and you can see the Princess excerpt from her larger Tropes Vs Women series below.

Scrambled, Tossed

Posted by campbell June 18th, 2013

A certain apartment, for an upcoming zine. I'm very excited to be a part of this one.

A certain apartment, for an upcoming zine. I’m very excited to be a part of this one.

Dee 20

Posted by campbell June 11th, 2013

A few years ago I was asked by Nickelodeon if I’d be interested in pitching an idea for a cartoon to them. I’m a sucker for planting seeds on the off chance they’ll grow, and so jumped at the opportunity.

The show I conceived off was based on a group of friends who play a fantasy role playing game together (basically, Dungeons and Dragons). The game is DM’d by one of their cool older sisters, who sends them through a range of trials in game, that mirror actual problems she sees them having at high school. I thought it’d be a pretty awesome show.

Unfortunately, nothing came of my idea, and it’s just sort of sat around doing nothing. In fact, I’d completely forgotten about it until a friend of mine recently bought it up.

You can see my pitch below, with some pretty rough looking illustrations to boot.

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