Thursday, March 29, 2012

Final Round!

Two posts in a row with exclamation points in the post title, things are happening all over the place... invited me to take part in the Final Round show it's hosting at Made in Asia Convention being held in Bruxelles, Belgium this weekend. So it may be a bit late for you to go to the show, but you should if you can, I mean drop what you are doing and go to Belgium if you are truly a good person... but no worries because not only is this for the show it will be available as a limited run 16"x24" print on the geek-art store complete with a signed certificate of authenticity to make it official.  

I'm so excited about this one, and it's been difficult just sitting on it waiting to post it. It's a huge print and there's a lot of subtle touches that just get lost here. And I mean, c'mon, it's Zelda. 

There is all sorts of stuff going on over at and more about the show so check it out. If you think there's a staggering amount of exclamation marks going down here, you should see it over there. It's a punctuation screaming match. 

English translation in the second paragraph

Pokemon Battle Royale!

The amazing folks over at Light Grey Art Lab decided to put together a show based on the original 151 Pokemon and crazily decided to get an artist for every single one. And they did it. The show opening is on the 20th with the show hanging from April 16th - May 11th. Head over to the Pokemon Battle Royale site for more info on that.

Pokemon personally was a love/hate thing in regards to my 5th grade self. I've openly declared on here before my hate for all things turn-based, but back then I still loved the art and the characters so I collected the cards and toys even though I didn't play the card-game or the video game. I went out and bought it and I tried to force myself to like the game, but it never clicked. But I 100% have a soft spot for those original ones because it definitely influenced what I drew back then, which transformed into how I draw now.

I originally was champing at the bit pretty hard for Hypno and at the time he appeared to be an open choice on the original list, but alas he was taken. Luckily I got golem who I thought was one of the cooler ones. The show filled up with a roster of artists so fast, and that was before Kotaku plugged it.

So here's one more re-imagining to add to the pile. If you are in the Minneapolis area you better get to that show because not only is it going to be an awesome show looking at the other pieces, Light Grey Art Lab deserves it.