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