When I'm not working on my own material I often draw characters I like from existing media properties.
This is usually computer game characters, since they have been the largest influence on my own work and sometimes allow me to try new techniques.
In 2018 I completed a project which celebrated Nintendo characters using the Super Smash Bros series as a basis.
It was called SMASH 150 and featured - you guessed it - 150 characters.
Since then I have expanded the project to include more characters before finally rebranding the series into a general "Nintendo Collection" which I still update every now and then when the mood takes me!
Artwork of things that don't belong to me and aren't Nintendo!
Actually, some of it is still Nintendo, but there are other games, other media and just some peculiarities in the mix here!
The original Wario Land was one of "my games" when I was a kid and it remains one of my favourites for many reasons, not least of all that original nostalgia.
The game's villain, Captain Syrup, really struck a chord with me (though perhaps not for the reasons you might think!) and is one of my favourite Nintendo characters to this day.
Here is my investigation of the series.
Maybe my favourite game series ever?
We've got some old art, we've got some new art, we're got come art yet to come! The three ghosts of comedy octopus artwork!