Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Stage Select: AirMan

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"Stage Select: Air Man"
5x5" oil on board


Hey everyone. I've been real busy since I finished the last piece but I absolutely had to get in on this next show! Here's my piece.. it's my version of Air Man's stage select icon from Mega Man 2.. I've been wanting to do a series of these, doing all 8 of the bosses on little 5x5 boards. I wanted to make it a bit more realistic and darker than the typical blue color, since there was no background to go off of, I thought a stormy sky would work perfectly. Some really great stuff showing up lately on the blog, I can't wait to see the wall at BNW this month! Anyway, hope you guys dig it :)

16 comments:

anthony pedro said...

really just something so great about seeing something like this painted. It brings these fictional things so much closer to reality you know. I guess thats why I loved Marvel Masterpieces so much growing up. I know you had some fun doing this! You had me worried for a minute that you weren't gonna do anything. At first i pissed that it was only 5 by 5 but now I think that size works perfectly. Definitly do all of these. beautifully rendered, especially the scrathes and texture of the helmet, and the glass lenses.

tFk! said...

this REALLY has me wishing that i saw your rendition of all of them. and anthony is dead on by saying it brings this closer to reality. amazing work man, i can't wait to see it in person!

Murderous T Stabwell said...

knocked it out of the park, man. the finishing touches really brought this badboy to life.

judebuffum said...

this might be my favorite piece of the show so far. it's funny i was going to say the exact same thing as anthony about marvel masterpiece cards (do they still make them, i feel like that was like 15 years ago!)
if they ever decide to do a cgi megaman movie, i hope they hire you to paint all the concept art.

Chogrin said...

So Epic Eric! I wish you would do a whole series of these guys!!!

Juanma said...

i never played this game
but I can see how this detailed version can be amazing to all those who saw it pixelated.
good job

Tim Durning said...
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Tim Durning said...

It's a sweet vignette, I especially like the little organic bits in the eyes, that's a cool touch. And I agree with Anthony, the tiny size is very cool.

GOGOPEDRO said...

AWESOME....I'd play that game.....
OVER AND OVER AND OVER!..

Great Rendering...

P

Christopher Soprano said...

I really need to see this in person to appreciate your great lighting.

Hope this is the first of many character portraits.

BleedingEdges said...

holy crap, this thing is intense! Air Man was always one of my favorites too.

Kim Herbst said...

Very cool!! I love seeing characters from so long ago done in a rendition that's realistic. Great job!

Daniel Fishel said...

This is so good!

Eric Braddock said...

Anthony- Yes! Marvel Masterpieces were amazing. I loved those. No worries, I couldn't let you be the only oil painter in the bunch showing off this month haha

tfk- Thanks, man! Yeah if I get to do more I'll be sure to post them up on the blog, it's really cool figuring out how to re-imagine them while still keeping to their fundamental characteristics.. next would be Metal Man I think..

Alex- thanks, man haha, yeah you were there to see the shameful block in stage

Jude- Man, thank you so much! If they ever made a MegaMan movie.. I would kill to do the concept work or at least the character designs! Would be so good..

Joe- Thanks, dude! Yea, like I mentioned earlier, I really hope to get the whole series of these guys.. would be so cool together!

Juanman- thanks for saying so, man! You're missing out by the way, one of the best games of all time, hands down.

Tim- Thanks for noticing that little detail! I like the idea of them being part organic but mostly robotic, gives them a bit more life instead of just a hunk of metal haha

Gogo- You and me both! I technically should've started with Metal Man.. huh ;)

Chris- Yeah, man, I hope you get a chance to see it at the show. I hope I get a chance to do more of these little portraits too!

Edges- I wanted Air Man to look really fierce and intense, so I'm glad it is coming off that way! Mine too, he had such a cool design in comparison to the some of the others.

Kim- Thanks for the compliment! Yeah I was considering doing Mega Man, but the bosses have such cool characteristics about them, I had to!

Fish- Thanks, man! Glad you dig it :D

Bryan G. Brown said...

I love it! Great stuff:)

pw! said...

jeez loueeze Eric, ditto with mr. kid(!), i want to see you do them all!

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