Wednesday, March 31, 2010

hate bit I guess...

Y'all know I play video games. What y'all might not know, is I mostly hated video games as a child. Sure I had an NES and all my friends did too, but I detested that gray plastic box. It was fucking dumb. Give me a box of legos or a field with a big pile of dirt and I was set. Now, there were a few games in my youth I did enjoy. There was a car game called Street Rod. It was the best, I always beat the dumb black corvette. Oh and I played Red Baron and decimated everyone in a virtual WWI. And there was links and tie fighter and solitaire and the monkeys throwing the banana game....

But really, I didn't get into games until college, sort of. And blah, blah, blah. Point being, no game spoke to me. SO I tried to paint solitaire and got bored. Then I tried to paint duck hunt and realized I didn't care. So I made this speed-painting of Manny Calavera and his buddy Glottis from one of the only games I played more than once: Grim Fandango!

Find it and play it if you never did, it's swell.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Pixel Boyfriends.

I play a lot of video games. And (luckily) Lindsay doesn't mind watching. In very rare cases, she enjoys watching more than I enjoy playing. Usually that happens when she falls in love with one of the game's characters.

I rounded up four of her all-time major crushes. These are four that, even to this day, she will still smile uncontrollably when you mention their names...

pixel boyfriends
the four boner brothers.

pixel boyfriend_otacon
Otacon, from the Metal Gear Solid series (specifically, Metal Gear Solid 4). He's a socially awkward otaku (duh), he falls for dog-loving terrorist snipers and he cries. A lot. Oh, and he's been known to soil his pants at the drop of a hat.

pixel boyfriend_garrus
Garrus Vakarian, from the Mass Effect series (specifically Mass Effect 2). Garrus didn't make too much of an impression in the first Mass Effect, but Lindsay knew straight away that Commander Baby Jiff Shepard would be choosing Garrus for some booty-knockin' action in Mass Effect 2. He might be a bad-ass with a sniper rifle, but he's pretty awkward when it comes to the (human) female form. Plus, he kind of looks like a cat made of rock.

pixel boyfriend_edgeworth
Edgeworth, of the Phoenix Wright series. Although he started off as the bad guy, Edgeworth's pompous attitude and brilliant mind attracted Lindsay right off the bat. Not to mention his penchant for purple and ruffles is pretty irresistible.

pixel boyfriend_remy
Remy, from Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike. I don't think Lindsay or I really know much about this French brawler with abandonment issues. But he's got sweet style, sweet hair and a really big hands.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Don't hate! Chill, man!

I think Adam made this month's topic just for me! I originally made this piece for Capcom Unity earlier in the month. Each week they'd choose one of the Robot Masters from Mega Man 10 for fans to art-up. I did Chillman.

he's cold. blooded.

Mega Man 10 is new, but it's still 8 bit. I love Capcom and retro games. But I hate losing.

If you want the whole story, check out my blog.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

belated bunny box

Bunny Box
It was mostly done last month, honest. If these were real, they'd be made of marshmallows and red hots and powdered sugar.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

March's Super Awesome Art Challenge is...

For the most part all of us here on the S.A.A.C. have dabbled in the video game world. Now is you chance to pay tribute to those moments of love or pure hatred for characters or situations that made us so outragously furious that we kicked in a set of stereo speakers...i wasn't me...they fell over and broke. Heh, heh...O_O:

Challenge is set. GAME ON!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Bunny Box, eh...

Considering I live with a surly bunny who spends way more time crapping in a box than any animal has a right, I have to say, making a bunny box themed image was not what I would call a natural process for me. I probably should have gone with my gut instinct and made a bunny sitting on a mountain of poo in a box, but really, haven't I poo'd this place up enough? So I made two other things. Both are dumb. Enjoy!

copyright © 2010 Jesse Riggle
This one is bunnies in a box. Where they belong. And the box was labeled by a poor speller. Probably a bunny. Stupid bunnies.

copyright © 2010 Jesse Riggle
Here is a boxy looking bunny sitting in another box. Very post-modern, or something...

Eh, quantity over quality that's what I always say. That and indeed. I say that a lot too. And that too. And too too. as well. also. yes.

p.s. see how I used texture to mask my laziness? I'm not supposed to point that out.