Step 1: Saw Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. Fantastic. (It's dropping on DVD next Tuesday, November 9th, at local retailers near you. Purchase a copy for you and your friends at the low, low price of $25.99 at Amazon.com. Complimentary plug, Universal Studios. FREE DVD, PLEASE.)
Step 2: Played Scott Pilgrim video game and fell in love with the simple elegance of the 8-bit design.
Step 3: For funsies, I thought I would give a shot at creating some sprites of my pals. Now, dear reader, I know you don't have the pleasure of knowing my cool-ass friends. You're just gonna have to trust me that this following sample is exactly what some of them look like:
Eric, Me, Claire, John
That's basically our fighting stances, obviously. I picture Eric as the 'tank' character, taking down baddies without changing expression. I'd be smiling and exclaiming how cool it is that I'm a video game character the whole time. Claire is floating because she has a very graceful, elegant walk. Also, because she floats. John has a ninja sword because of course he does. Ninja swords are gnarly.
Anywho, this is a sample of just 4 characters, but I have about 10 started. Once I finish them all, I'll eventually show them all in one big post, hopefully with special moves and nicknames and all that business.
Step 4: When pumpkin-carving time came around, I was the only one with artist's tape, drawing a large grid on my gourd-like squash. This has most likely been done before. But to this degree of awesomeness?
Probably, yes. But it was still fun to do.
Hope you enjoyed a peek into my current obsession. Bookmark and visit periodically for other crafts and/or illustrations. And check out my Tumblr of comedy pictures. (link over at the sidebar --->) to bust a gut laughing.