Metal Gear Solid was one of the first games that I knew was brilliant from the demo. I couldn’t break away-I think I played the demo even more than the finished game. It was so fun to trick the soldiers and experiment with their AI to see who would follow you where, and how to hide from them.  MGS was a modern masterpiece, and seeing how I payed tribute to the Final Fantasy series, I figured I’d give MGS some love too!

The finished print is available here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/203777232/metal-gear-solid-print?ref=shop_home_active_1

Metal Gear Solid was one of the first games that I knew was brilliant from the demo. I couldn’t break away-I think I played the demo even more than the finished game. It was so fun to trick the soldiers and experiment with their AI to see who would follow you where, and how to hide from them.  MGS was a modern masterpiece, and seeing how I payed tribute to the Final Fantasy series, I figured I’d give MGS some love too!

The finished print is available here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/203777232/metal-gear-solid-print?ref=shop_home_active_1

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After finishing the Final Fantasy pieces, I had pay tribute to another of my favorite video game series. Metal Gear Solid has consistently been a blast to play and has had one of the most imaginative narratives for any medium. I’ll have copies of the finished version of this on hand at Retropalooza in Arlington this weekend!

After finishing the Final Fantasy pieces, I had pay tribute to another of my favorite video game series. Metal Gear Solid has consistently been a blast to play and has had one of the most imaginative narratives for any medium. I’ll have copies of the finished version of this on hand at Retropalooza in Arlington this weekend!

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Here’s a chunk of the sketch commissions for Dragon Slayer backers. For posterity!

The struggle is real. So much packing and signing!

The struggle is real. So much packing and signing!

T shirts and hardcovers are in! The final pieces of the shipping puzzle are almost in place. Heck yeah.

T shirts and hardcovers are in! The final pieces of the shipping puzzle are almost in place. Heck yeah.

Today’s a good day to post this one. Terada Katsuya’s “Dragon Girl and Monkey King” came in today. Whenever I hit a wall artistically, I pick up his artbooks and just study his shapes. It’s always a fun exercise to get me to push myself a bit harder.

Today’s a good day to post this one. Terada Katsuya’s “Dragon Girl and Monkey King” came in today. Whenever I hit a wall artistically, I pick up his artbooks and just study his shapes. It’s always a fun exercise to get me to push myself a bit harder.

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Here’s the result of my Ghost in the Shell piece! In case you’re wandering what the kanji and hiragana is in the background, it’s GITS Japanese title, Koukaku Kidoutai, and Shirow Masamune, the mangaka’s name in kanji. Also: Sukiya, which is a delicious chain restaurant that’s the Japanese equivalent of Burger King. They have awesome gyuudon.
 
Print is up here if you need something slick to decorate your room with! https://www.etsy.com/listing/200505296/ghost-in-the-shell-print?ref=shop_home_active_1

Here’s the result of my Ghost in the Shell piece! In case you’re wandering what the kanji and hiragana is in the background, it’s GITS Japanese title, Koukaku Kidoutai, and Shirow Masamune, the mangaka’s name in kanji. Also: Sukiya, which is a delicious chain restaurant that’s the Japanese equivalent of Burger King. They have awesome gyuudon.
 
Print is up here if you need something slick to decorate your room with! https://www.etsy.com/listing/200505296/ghost-in-the-shell-print?ref=shop_home_active_1

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Aww yeah, it’s Makoto Kusanagi from Masamune Shirow’s cerebral Ghost in the Shell. Truth be told, I wasn’t a huge fan of the film when I saw it when I was a kid, but after reading the manga and trying to digest all of the notes in the back, I saw how brilliant it really is. I wanted to play with a bit of a tricky angle with this one, and I feel like it worked out. Color version/print coming soon!

Aww yeah, it’s Makoto Kusanagi from Masamune Shirow’s cerebral Ghost in the Shell. Truth be told, I wasn’t a huge fan of the film when I saw it when I was a kid, but after reading the manga and trying to digest all of the notes in the back, I saw how brilliant it really is. I wanted to play with a bit of a tricky angle with this one, and I feel like it worked out. Color version/print coming soon!

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