Appeared on: 1UP.com
Tools used: pencil, paper, scanner, photoshop
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This was for a feature– a compilation of short narratives of a player’s adventure in Animal Crossing Wild World for the DS. Because it was an offbeat feature, it deserved spot art that was more just blown-up screenshots of the game. So in retrospect, it was pretty refreshing (but weird) of us to couple a short online feature with original, hand-drawn artwork.
Since we opted not to use screenshots, then why not go all the way and just do the opposite? Yup, so the look I was going for is sketchy, painterly, fuzzy, and ethereal. But now looking back at it, I can see that because I had to make these in an hour, I did rush on the coloring so it has an amateur-web-comic look to it.