Wednesday, July 22, 2009

HOLY CRAP! My last post sparked some rumors about what that Chrono Trigger piece is for in a very short amount of time O_o Thank you to everyone across the internetz who shared kind words about my artwork, it brought many smiles to my day! And to those who voiced their honest albeit less-than-enthusiastic opinions... I enjoyed seeing those die-hard fans shit bricks over my style choice ;)

So! As it turns out I can go public with it now, not on the 11th (which was the original release date). The piece is for a poster that will be available with the 1,000 copies of...

CHRONOTORIOUS - the new CD by The Bad Dudes

My friend Mustin of The OneUps put together this album with the help of some of the best game remixers out there (DiggiDis, po!, Mazedude, Alisean to name a few!) and also features the artwork of myself, the ridiculously talented Brianne Drouhard and many more.

Taken from the website:

"15 delicious Chrono Trigger tracks have been arranged for you. But only if you buy the CD album. When the CD is gone, it's gone forever, along with 5 of the tracks. There will be an iTunes/AmazonMP3 release, but it will only fature 10 tracks and won't include the poster and you'll find yourself scouring eBay for a legit copy."

I was super stoked to finally be able to pay homage to what is arguably one of the best video games of all time. <3

Oh, and just to clear up another rumor...

...Steph is short for Stephanie. Yes, I'm a lady... guess it wasn't obvious in all those self portraits on this blog? Girls can be nerdy game artists too!

Monday, July 20, 2009

An especially nerdy post with some video game fan art and actual art!

First, the Ghostbusters sticker set for Little Big Planet released last week and I've already seen these stickers being used in some lovely custom levels! I always have fun whenever Media Molecule comes to call and this sticker set was no different - so much that I actually agreed to do these while I was on vacation in Massachusetts this spring!

I love getting the chance to draw licensed stuff in my own style. Speaking of such, those of you Chrono Trigger fans should know what's going on here!

I can't tell you what wonderful project this was done for - yet - but come August 11th, you'll know! Anyway, the idea behind this piece was this: I had always imagined that when the Chrono Crew first arrived in Zeal that there was a moment of respite and celebration; to have come from the harsh dark ages to a temperate, floating paradise (with some of the BEST MUSIC in the whole game!) was surely worth taking time out to enjoy the scenery!

I remember setting my controller down and listening to the music when I first played the game... with a big smile on my face. So here's my tribute to a great game with an even better soundtrack!

...Alfador and Nu are friends. <3