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Inktober Part Deux

Here’s the second and final part of my video game-related Inktober sketches! Be sure to go to my website (or art Tumblr if you’re nasty) and check out the rest!

jason

A good friend of mine requested a sketch based on the infamous Friday the 13th NES game. Admittedly, I’ve never played it before (aside from maybe a ROM way back in middle school), but I’m a professional and I’m not letting a little thing like that get in the way of drawing Jason Vorhees! Although I’m mostly a Michael Myers fan. Or well, really, a fan of the original Halloween. I’m just digging myself deeper and deeper into this hole, aren’t I? That game seems ridiculous, though. I don’t quite understand how it’s played, but 8-bit Jason is a treasure in that purple jumpsuit with his silly running animation, isn’t he?

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Inktober Sketches

I’ve been undergoing a somewhat masochistic artistic exercise this month known as Inktober. The goal is to do a finished ink drawing every day of the month of October. It’s not so bad, really. I’ve done a similar, yet more stressful and soul-crushing, thing for the past two years. This is a walk in the park compared to doing a complete comic page a day. And to make it more fun, I’ve decided to do nothing but fan art, which is something I almost never do!

So, uh, because Jennifer suggested I do some stuff for Gamervescent, here are four video game Inktober sketches I’ve done so far:

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The Music Just Turns Me On

In case you’re not aware, the greatest Dreamcast game ever, Jet Set Radio, is available on the PSN, Xbox Live Arcade, and Steam. Since last year, I think, but I’m slow and stupid and didn’t get around to grabbing it until this past weekend while in a nostalgic fit.

There’s nothing else like this game. It wasn’t the first game to use cel-shaded graphics (I believe that distinction goes to the Fear Effect games on the Playstation?), but it popularized the style. This is one gorgeous game, and I want to say it’s like a living, breathing comic book, but no comic I’ve seen has EVER looked like this. Maybe if you crossed Brandon Graham’s King City with Kristian Donaldson’s art on Supermarket you’d get close, but this is a videogame site, so I’ll shut up about that. I’ve been trying for YEARS to do art similar to what Jet Set Radio does, and I still haven’t cracked it.

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