This was originally a commission, but the buyer broke off contact with me, so now this is up for sale. It is a large canvas painting of 9 characters from the Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Killer Instinct, and Samurai Shodown video games. Characters
(in order left to right, top row, then bottom):
Liu Kang (Mortal Kombat), Remy (Street Fighter), Sagat (Street Fighter), Cinder (Killer Instinct), Kano (Mortal Kombat), Combo (Killer Instinct), Blanka (Street Fighter), Spinal (Killer Instinct), and Earthquake (Samurai Shodown)Materials
: acrylic paint, paint marker (for some of the outlines)Size
: 36 x 48 inch canvasTime
: 108 hours/ 3 months
This is without a doubt the biggest art piece I have ever done in my life! Once I got the canvas home, I wondered what I'd gotten myself into lol Since I only knew Blanka, Sagat, and Remy, I had to find reference photos for all the other characters. It took 5 and a half hours just to get a sketch done on paper of all of them in casual poses (and fit all 9 of them together on the page (with equal but smaller proportions to the canvas size). When that was done, it took 6 hours to redraw that sketch on the canvas and draw in all the small details.
Once all the pencil work was done, I spent the next 3 months painting. The base colors came first, then the shadows, and then all the outlining. I used a paint marker for 3/4 of the outlining and then actually had to spend 2 days going over all the lines with a fine brush (because a canvas isn't smooth like paper, the paint marker would leave behind tiny spots where the paint didn't reach. All of this had to be gone over slowly with a thin brush). And of course the finer, more delicate lines needed to be done with a brush as well.
The hardest part was probably the initial drawing. The painting aspect wasn't so much hard as it was extremely time consuming. Getting a lot of layers of paint so the colors were nice and solid. And because everything is a different color, you need a lot of variety. And because everything has shadows, you need darker versions of every color as well. Each time I thought I was almost done, I discovered something else I had to do. Since I'd never done anything even half this size, I estimated it would take 50 hours. I more than doubled my estimation time. But I'm glad I did this. It was quite a learning experience that I won't forget.*Just a note- the background is not gray, but a slate green. No matter how many photos I took with my camera, it still looks gray. -_-
Please comment or note me if you have any interest in purchasing this piece. I would love to find a good home for it. Painting would look great in an arcade room, man cave, or in someone's living room above their couch. I took photos of the painting near my 3-seater couch to give a better example of its size, as well as closeup photos of the individual characters. All of this can be found in my gallery.
More info and photos here:
Video Game Painting For SaleHello everyone!
Late last year I received a commission order for a painting of video game characters from a few of the classic old-school fighting games. After I finished it, the person who ordered it ignored all my attempts to contact them. So after 4 months, I've decided I need to sell it. This giant canvas is taking up so much room and I can't keep it anymore. It is almost as big as my couch! Would make a beautiful addition to someone's game room!
36 x 48 inches acrylic paint on heavy duty gallery wrapped canvas
About 10 lbs in weight
Took about 109 hours to complete in 3 months of continuous work
Street Fighter- Remy, Sagat, Blanka
Killer Instinct- Cinder, Combo, Spinal
Mortal Kombat- Kano, Liu Kang
Samurai Shodown- Earthquake
If anyone is interested, please send me a note or comment below and I'll contact you. Or if you know anyone