Inspired by the 2013 Rare Candy: Pokémon Charity Gallery, the San Jose State University ShrunkenHeadMan Club’s Charity Committee has arranged Press Start: Nintendo Charity Gallery. The gallery features characters from a variety of Nintendo games, such as The Legend of Zelda, Earthbound, Animal Crossing, Mario, and many more!
Proceeds from the gallery auction will go to the Morgan Autism Center, an organization devoted to helping autistic individuals. You can find more information about Morgan Autism Center here: http://www.morgancenter.org/
Who are the artists?
All of the artists are from San Jose State University’s Animation/Illustration program. Interested students and alumni were assigned a random character from their favorite Nintendo game. Artists were given complete artistic freedom on their piece, and we are excited to present a variety of styles of our favorite games.
The gallery and bidding will be open from April 25th to May 16th. The gallery’s opening reception is on Friday, April 25th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm with a live performance from Super Soul Bros (www.SuperSoulBros.com)
[2014-03-18] Culmination of “Crew of You” project. Assignment is to illustrate a scene of tension with some or all of the characters you designed for the project, and place them in the set you designed.
Modeled everything in Maya for better reference. I lit the scene, but rendering took about an hour, so I ended up just taking screenshots for perspective and pose purposes. The painting was good photoshop practice, though I’m still more of a traditional artist when it comes to illustrating.
[2014-02-27] My final piece for Press Start, a Nintendo charity gallery auction. I lost my previous rendition of Tetra and had to redo it. This one’s done with watercolors and metallic spray paint.
The gallery opening reception is going to be on April 25th, from 7pm to 9pm, and will stay open for a month. Our website will be up on April 18th. Bidding for artwork will begin April 25th. All proceeds from the gallery will go to the Morgan Center, a center in San Jose for autism.
I will post more information on the gallery as we get closer to the gallery opening. Check it out if you can!
[2014-02-20] Characters from the Crew of You project I designed the Lantern City for. General plot is a mother takes her two children on the run from Reapers who are after her and her son’s life. As you can see, I am the most creative person with names. Check the captions for short character descriptions. Captions may not work on the dashboard, so you might have to actually click through to my post.
[2014-03-06] Set mock-up for conceptual illustration class. Construction paper, paint, marker, and Christmas lights in a cardboard box. Oh and one window is actually cut out and ‘glass’ set with tracing paper. It doesn’t really add to the lighting, since my construction paper is so thin, so I didn’t cut out more windows.
I have characters invented for this, but I’m kinda nervous about posting OCs. >____>