Sunday, February 15, 2015

Adventures in Time. Retro NES box art

Today I am posting up my submission to this years art book and auction for the Calgary comic and entertainment expo. 

I know it is a bit of overkill for an art book piece but I was inspired and had a lot of fun making this image. NES game art was very influential on me as a kid growing up playing these games and I used to study the art and judge a game based solely on the cover art. Sadly that did not always work out and I ended up buying Predator. One of the biggest let down wast of money piece of trash games that I ever laid my eyes on. But I digress.... ;)

Anyways, I came across some really neat faux box art images in my internet ramblings and I was inspired to do one for myself based off of the Konami model. When the theme for this years con was released, I found myself an excuse to finally make a NES box and "Adventures in Time" was born.

Below, I am posting some process images and the finished box layout. I have actually made the box and I'll save that for a later blog post.

 Finished Cover Art with Watermark. Babes, Dinosaurs, Valkyries, Spitfires, Phone Booths, Nuclear explosions can you pick out any more 80's pop culture references?
 Pencil under drawing.
 Painting the background in order to establish the color temperature of this image.
 Basic Monochromatic values.
 Fleshing ( pfft! snicker) out the details.
 Adding in the dinosaurs and background elements.
 Here I was playing with the game logo and the various relevant packaging logo's and the over all layout.
And finally we have the finished box layout, complete with game description! Now can you tell m that your 11 year old self would not think that this game looked promising? Nintendo power gives it 5 stars! Wicked Graphics, amazing controls, makes the Adventures of Link look like pong in comparison.

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