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

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Asrath Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student 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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bakkeby Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
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 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome!
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Tetravirus Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
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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bakkeby Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
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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Tetravirus Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
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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bakkeby Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
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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Tetravirus Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
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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bakkeby Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
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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Tetravirus Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
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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Wow! I want to see this image poster sized. So much going on.
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bakkeby Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
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.
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lookorex Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
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 =)
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AjrinzFaultImHere Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
*_*
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AjrinLuV Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I print this on a shirt? Pleeeaaaaseee! It's so perfect! Ok, I dont think anything's perfect but this is absolutely brilliant :)
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bakkeby Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
If it's for personal use and you don't try to sell t-shirts for profit I don't see any issue with you putting this on a t-shirt :) You might prefer one that has got the background removed though.
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jerryspringr Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
sweet
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bakkeby Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
Hey, thank you very much :)
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Angel-Kitties Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Amazing detail!
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bakkeby Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
Thank you :)
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amiiw Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
nice figure ! :thumbsup:
awesome
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bakkeby Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
Hey, thank you :)
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NasokaKewe Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Student Artist
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 ...
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bakkeby Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
(: Yes, resolution wise it only goes in about 3 or 4 levels though.
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SheerHeart Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
Wow!!
really nice work...!!!
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bakkeby Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
Really appreciate it, and thanks a lot for the fave :chew:
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Mantastic001 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
MEGA MAAAAN! :D
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bakkeby Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
Yup, also Rock Man in Japan :)
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Mantastic001 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
Oh yeah :) I always wondered why they called him that... Is it because he's tough? (like hard as a a rock?)
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bakkeby Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
Hah, yes I always presumed so, but I had to look it up and apparently it comes from rock & roll :)

From Wikipedia:

"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."
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Mantastic001 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
HAHA I can't believe how dumb I am. I knew about his sister Roll, but never put it together... 'Rock' and 'Roll' oooh lol :blush: :D

Thanks for the interesting piece of trivia mate!! :aww:
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bakkeby Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
Not a problem, I never knew about his sister Roll so I learned a lot as well :chew:
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Mantastic001 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
:D Well I never really played the Mega Man games (except the NES originals) but I knew Roll from the Marvel vs Capcom fighting games :)
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rhesusmonkey Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009   Digital Artist
very cool.
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bakkeby Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
Hey, thanks a lot for the fave :D
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Simanion Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
It's done! And what sheer awesomeness it exudes. Really cool work dude, it seems like this pit of detail and colour that gets deeper and deeper as you look closer.
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bakkeby Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
It is a bit ludicrous, turns out there is a way to overdo anything :) OCB!
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Darel Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
Wooooo Mega Man!
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bakkeby Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
Do you hear the soundtrack in the background? I imagine it all the time :)
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Darel Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
:) 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 :)
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bakkeby Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
Nintendo was a big part of my childhood, maybe without them I might have turned out completely normal.
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Darel Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
:lol:
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inthename Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
Yes! Finished and amazing as I knew it would be! This is out of sight, and trippy as trippy gets. Bravo! Bravo!:clap::winner:
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bakkeby Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
I still prefer the black and white version though. It is fun some times to do a bit of colouring, this is just a statement of ludicrousy. Now where is that guy with the brain damage collection hehe :tantrum:
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inthename Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
I hear you on the black and white...LOL
You're welcome!:D
~Sabrina
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Clipsey-chan Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
This has to be the most amazing thing I've ever seen :wow:
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bakkeby Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
Thank you, but I'd say that you probably have an amazing world of things left to see :)
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PsychedelicTreasures Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
i'm adding this to the club as i'm play mega man x. not at the exact same time, but the controller is beside the laptop and the game is on pause. very unique and dynamic concept.
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bakkeby Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Hah, great, it is always good to enjoy the classics :) Thanks a lot for the adding it to the club :bow:
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CristianoTeofili Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009   Traditional Artist
very cool :thumbsup:
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