Absolutely incredible... so much video game culture hidden in there. Just caught so much more on the second run-through looking for the chess pieces (of which I've found a rook, a pawn and I think a King's crown?...) Not sure how I missed the multitude of Chrono Trigger characters the first time, but your "contest" photo further in your gallery certainly helped with that, haha.
From what I've pieced together from other pictures' comments, this project went from '07-'09... while I would certainly be ready to finish a single project for good after that long, I must ask if there are still more versions (or different alterations) in the works.
And was your original idea to create the giant resolution Psychedelic Man and fill him in... or was this a collection of older pieces put together?
Yes the original idea was to fill Mega Man with lots of details. If you look at the arm on the left hand side you may notice that the details are bigger and are gradually becoming smaller and more intricate further in.
When I had done most of the left arm I reckoned it would take a whole week to finish everything. That's also about the time when got sucked further and further in wanting to do smaller and smaller details. The initial resolution was high primarily so that I had room for detail should I need it. In the end I was polishing pixels.
I decided to leave the starting point as it was (with minor additions) as it tells a story in itself.
There is quite a lot of video game references in there, a fair bit of random stuff as well
There's no plans for any modification or continued work on this piece. After all there are 23 deviations, must be enough The only thing left to do that I haven't got around to yet is to have this printed in a large size to have it on my wall. A friend of mine did an A0 sized print of the black and white version using a plotter at the university.
With regard to the chess pieces; there should be 32 of them + the board. I considered highlighting where they are, but never got around to it.
Not sure if I would do one of these again, it's rather time consuming
A friend of mine did an A0 sized print of the black and white version using a plotter at the university. I haven't got around to do it myself yet, I only have a home made A4 print hanging on the wall. I'd like to get at least an A1 sized print made at some point.
I'm glad you had your deviantart URL in this picture, I stumbled the image via a direct link. Just wanted to say, this is one of the most impressive pieces of geek art I have ever seen. I love that it's recursive too
Ff you look REALY hard you can see inside of Psychedelic Man is a Psychedelic Man in side of Psychedelic Man inside of in side of Psychedelic Man in side of Psychedelic Man in side of Psychedelic Man in side of Psychedelic Man in side of Psychedelic Man in side of Psychedelic Man in side of Psychedelic Man in side of Psychedelic Man in side of Psychedelic Man in side of Psychedelic Man in side of Psychedelic Man in side of Psychedelic Man in side of Psychedelic Man ...
Hah, yes I always presumed so, but I had to look it up and apparently it comes from rock & roll
"Although originally the names "Mighty Kid" and "Knuckle Kid" were proposed, Capcom eventually settled on "Rockman" as Mega Man's Japanese moniker. The name "Rainbow Man" was also proposed, due to his ability to change color. The word "Rock" in Rockman is a reference to the music genre rock and roll, and is meant to work in tandem with his "sister" robot, Roll. However, because of the absence of Roll in North American releases of the game and Capcom Consumer Products Division president Joe Morici's belief that the name would have little meaning to those audiences, the character was renamed Mega Man. Such music-themed naming conventions are present in a number of Keiji Inafune's other character designs, such as Blues. In addition, the original Mega Man titles intentionally incorporated a "Rock, Paper, Scissors" gameplay mechanic into defeating certain enemies."
"Roll (ロール, Rōru?) is a female robot designed for housekeeping instead of fighting. She is the younger female counterpart of Mega Man (formerly known as Rock, a play on the term rock and roll), and plays a supporting role in the games. Roll first appears very briefly during the ending of the very first game of the series. Because so, her name was never mentioned until Mega Man 3, marking her return, where her entry in Dr. Light's robot list is shown during the ending."
When I was just a little guy, I used to watch my older brothers play Mega Man II on the NES and I used to draw the characters Apparently my Dad still has some of those drawings with him at work. God times and excessive amounts of drawing lol. Mega man was my childhood hero. Makes me happy to see him around now and then. Thank you