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Decorating My New Place

Posted by tylerh1701, 31 August 2012 · 751 views

So I just got a new place and been trying to decide how to decorate. I actually got the idea from another CAG blog, zekeike posted some pictures of his 8-bit artwork and I thought it looked really awesome. I was going to start browsing etsy for some cool 8-bit artwork, but I decided to show my brother what zekeike had made since my brother is a pretty good artist as well.

He really liked the 8-bit style and decided to give it a shot. This is what he made me as a housewarming gift:

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Sorry, kind of blurry. Painted on canvas.

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This is just painted on some hard cardboard, and he had a bunch of white tabs that he spray-painted black, so it has a little bit of a 3D effect.


I'm thinking about paying him to do a few more for me, though I don't know what characters/games I want him to do. I think I definitely want him to do a Link one for me, either this pose
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or this pose
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What do you guys think? I know it's kind of nerdy, but nerdy is kind of in right now, and the retro style is always pretty cool. And what 8-bit characters do you guys like? They don't have to be the main character from a game, any random enemy is cool.




So I just got a new place and been trying to decide how to decorate. I actually got the idea from another CAG blog, zekeike posted some pictures of his 8-bit artwork and I thought it looked really awesome. I was going to start browsing etsy for some cool 8-bit artwork, but I decided to show my brother what zekeike had made since my brother is a pretty good artist as well.

He really liked the 8-bit style and decided to give it a shot. This is what he made me as a housewarming gift:

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Sorry, kind of blurry. Painted on canvas.

Posted Image
This is just painted on some hard cardboard, and he had a bunch of white tabs that he spray-painted black, so it has a little bit of a 3D effect.


I'm thinking about paying him to do a few more for me, though I don't know what characters/games I want him to do. I think I definitely want him to do a Link one for me, either this pose
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or this pose
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.

What do you guys think? I know it's kind of nerdy, but nerdy is kind of in right now, and the retro style is always pretty cool. And what 8-bit characters do you guys like? They don't have to be the main character from a game, any random enemy is cool.
Very cool, I could see going for that in my game room. Also, I'd go with the second Link pose, it's classic.
Who cares if it's nerdy, it sounds like an awesome idea. Really like that Mega Man he made, and I agree with JCally, that 2nd Link is what should be used.

As for other characters:
Pac Man/Ghosts
Any Mario Character
A Space Invader
The Dog from Duck Hunt
^A red pac man ghost would be way awesome!!!
Awesome stuff man, that same Mega Man pose was my first piece too. Mine didn't turn out that great, now I only paint on stretched canvas. I would love to do some 3D/Block sprites as well.
My gaming room has turned into a small gallery.

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Oh hell yes, Bubble Bobble.
@zekeike - Awesome, and thank you so much for posting your artwork a couple weeks ago and giving me and my brother the idea!

You're really talented, that Ramona Flowers one is my favorite!

@Akarik - Yeah, I knew he was doing the Mega Man one for me, but he caught me totally off guard on the bubble bobble one! He and I played it all the time as a kid, love that game!
To go with the 8 bit theme, you need to pick up one of those Mario pillows. http://www.ebay.com/...pillow&_sacat=0
@zekeike your work is awesome. I covet the 2nd Ryu you did, but its all real good.

@tylerh your brothers work is great too, very impressive for the first works he did, I'm sure once he gets some practice he's gonna be making some crazy stuff
Both the ones that your brother made and the ones zekeike made are awesome, I'd love to have stuff like this to show off, I made some of the perler bead characters from older games and have a Link, although I made Red Link lifting his sword in the air. I also made some random items from the series, along with some of the original final fantasy 1 characters, a moogle, and pac-man. Out of the two links that you posted I would also go with the second one.
@zekeike you got a website or anything to sell your stuff?
Oh, I didn't read the last line. You should get a guy from River City Random done. Probably one of the main guys would be fine.
@mitch079 - I'd LOVE one of those pillows, but not at those prices!

@MoCiWe - I'm definitely thinking of picking up some perler bead coasters off of etsy for my living room. I'm leaning towards a Lolo set I saw on there.

@AkariK - That's a great idea. RCR was an awesome game.