Picture of the Week- National Mario Kart League and Interview with the Artist Rodrigo Ferreira

*Mario voice* “Here we go!” This weeks PotW is also the design for the week-long contest I’m having. To see how you can win visit the CONTEST post. 

The NMKL (National Mario Kart League) design was created by Rodrigo Ferreira, which combines sports logo design with my all time favorite racing game Mario Kart ( which is also the only racing video game I like). I think the combination is perfect considering the intense competitiveness MK can bring out of a player and the ritual victory dances after a win which are reminiscent of end zone dances after an impressive touchdown.

My brother and I spent an absurd amount hours and days playing Mario Kart on N64, the best in my opinion (this is no way related to the fact that I’m better on N64 than on other systems). You can already guess which was my favorite character to play, I’m partial to pink. Whether it’s the tracks or battle mode, no matter how many times you play it never seems to get old which is why Mario Kart will always hold a spot in my top favorite video games. 

Rodrigo was kind enough to answer a few interview questions telling me about the inspiration behind NMKL, his favorite character and item from Mario Kart, as well as advice for aspiring illustrators and graphic designers. 

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Picture of the Week- Pinup Video Game Girls and Interview with Artist Marques Cannon

Kratos- God of War

I featured Marques Cannons Pin-Up Video Game Girls back in August 2010 before I started Picture of the Week and I knew that one day I’d have to bring them back and feature his Video Girls Series again because I loved them so much! Marques is also the first artist I interviewed for PotW and I hope to interview more of the artists I feature whenever possible. Kratos is definitely my favorite reinterpretation!  Continue reading →

Picture of the Week- 8-Bitscapes

Flyover Squad

Geek-Art, my go-to for all things amazing, featured work from photographer Kevin Rozario Johnson and illustrator Jamie Sneddon. Johnson and Sneddon combined their forces and produced these truly spectacular series of 8-bitscapes.

More about 8-bitscapes from the artists:

“8-bitscapes is a concept created by artist & illustratorJamie Sneddon & photographer Kevin Rozario-Johnson.

For their first 8-bitscapes exhibition, they have brought together their two disciplines to create this stunning series of works.

With a ‘giant nod’ towards the world of 8-bit gaming, the artists have produced a series of 8, strictly limited edition prints. These thought provoking images re-imagine well loved, iconic retro digital characters in real life scenarios. Framing them forever as they munch, invade, race, battle and bleep their way around planet EARTTTTTHHHHHH!!

If you’d like to keep up to date with new 8-bitscapes pieces, exhibitions and general 8-bit geekery, then please click the links and follow us on TwitterFacebook.”

Related Links:

8-bitscapes.com

Kevin Rozario Johnson website

Jamie Sneddon website

View the gallery & purchase prints

Print specifications, price guide & contact details

Exhibition dates

Pac Manhattan

Mario Kart- Shellshock

Swarm

Stalfos 'nights

Rib-bit

Mario Kart- Banana Peel

Kong

[Source: Geek-Art and 8-bitscapes]

Picture of the Week- Darth Santa

The Picture of the Week is made by Robert Mangaoang aka Doom CMYK. This awesome Darth Vader bringing in the holiday cheer, which is also available as a Christmas card.  Doom has tons of great artwork and has a talent for zombifying your favorite characters, check them out here. He was even featured in Game Informers December issue check out that here and a bunch of other sites like Kotaku, Capcom-Europe, Capcom-Unity and Side Questing. He also does commissions! Email him at: doom.cmyk@gmail.com.

Check him out at:

DoomCMYK.com

Tumblr Dooms Daily

Etsy

DeviantArt

Youtube

Painted Video Game Consoles

Check out these cool painted video game consoles.  I first saw these on Girls are Geek in their Link of the Week post.  They are originally from Buzzfeed I included my favorites below (there’s 25 total on Buzzfeed).





Pin-Up Video Game Girls

I love these!!! Marques Cannon (aka GuitarAtomik on DeviantArt) has created this Video Girls series based on video game characters reinterpreted as women.  Which one is your fav?

Kratos from God of War

Okami (yes he knows she was already female)

Mario & Luigi

Mario

Mega (Wo)Man

Katamari Damacy

Dante from Devil May Cry

Sonic