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Psychedelic Man Coloured by bakkeby Psychedelic Man Coloured by bakkeby
The -real- Psychedelic Man :psychotic:

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Asrath Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought those small pics where the full thing at first... but this... this... *jaw drop* WOW!
This is EPIC in every sense of the word!

So much details...! I get lost in the amazing details! Wow! You should sell these as HUGE posters or something, that would be badass to say the least!
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:iconbakkeby:
Glad you like it. I actually have poster sized prints of this and the black and white version hanging in the hallway.
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Asrath Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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:icontetravirus:
Haha... saw your "breakdown" image of this first.... now that I see this version I'm 1000x more impressed! Simply amazing!
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:iconbakkeby:
Very glad you like it, took longer than I first estimated :p There is actually a full chess set in there as well.
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:icontetravirus:
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?
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:iconbakkeby:
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 :p

There's no plans for any modification or continued work on this piece. After all there are 23 deviations, must be enough :o 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 :)
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:icontetravirus:
Hadn't noticed myself... but it ALL looks insanely complicated to me from the outset.

Very awesome... and like I sort of said before, definitely can't blame you for being finished with this one after sooooo long working on it.

I'm up to 9 chess pieces now, but I've also noticed several variations of the number 568 (DLXVIII & 71x2^3, etc...) Any story there or maybe just a lucky number?
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:iconbakkeby:
Sounds like you've spent quite a bit of time looking into this. The secret behind the number 568 is quite simple actually, type that into a traditional calculator and you have my initials (SGB).
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:icontetravirus:
Indeed... I've found it best to leave a larger piece up as wallpaper so I get several looks throughout the day... haha.

568! Very clever! Initials on a calculator... I wish I could do that. Well, I'll just have to keep going by "27"
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