#501 Posted by JayPee (19 posts) -

Awesome work!

Hoping for Kessler...

#502 Posted by helveticahero (9 posts) -

@Fobwashed: These are amazing! I can't believe the level of likeness you achieve with just a few pixels - fantastic stuff!

Sherlock Holmes Story Guy is Justin McElroy from Polygon - that story alone warrants him a spot in this masterpiece.

Keep it up!

#503 Posted by theveej (791 posts) -

The Will Smith(s) one is the best one

#504 Posted by joelalfaro (529 posts) -

Great job!! Matt Kesslerrrrrrrrr!

#505 Posted by DEFE (198 posts) -

@Fobwashed said:

@DEFE said:

These are totally stellar. Nice job, duder! As long as you're digging into more obscure connections to Giant Bomb, I would recommend old interns or Ana Hurka-Robles, the old video producer at Tested. She made it on camera now and then. Man, that Brad one...that is just beautiful. That makes me happy. Well done.

Hmm. . . I'll consider it. Though it'd help that consideration greatly if you could hunt down any references to her and link em to me here as I'm a bit swamped with everything else so I don't think I can go hunting her down myself =)

Alright, my pleasure! I'm honored that you considered my request. First thing that came to mind was the happy hour segment that begins at the 14 minute mark in this video: http://www.giantbomb.com/whiskey-media-happy-hour-110510/17-3475/

Then you could also refer to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbmesFOTGBg from the old Metagame videos on Giant Bomb's channel. If you're thinking about what sort of attire to use, I would recommend either standard video equipment or, to be more ambitious, might I recommend an old Halloween costume of hers from the video below. Thank you again for considering my request! Ana is great.

#506 Posted by Slayer (76 posts) -

Just wanted to say outstanding work you did wow that is truly a great finished project! so awesome.

#507 Posted by paulunga (1802 posts) -

@DEFE: Oh man. I've never seen that video before. Thank you.

#508 Posted by Fobwashed (1633 posts) -

Thanks again duders =) A bit slower on the updates but I've been busy busy busy!

Considering the limited amount of people commenting, Kessler seems to be in demand. Any suggestions on clothing or situations? If I do end up throwing him in, he should be pretty distinguishable by his size alone but it'd be nice (and funner) to do something interesting.

Couple quick additions here with tweaks and edits as usual. I'm more and more thinking I'll have to run a size pass on everyone to sorta normalize how big ppl are with each other. There's some scaling issues here and there that stand out.

Anyway, I'll post another update as soon as I'm able. Wheeeeee~~

#509 Posted by ProfessorEss (7133 posts) -

MAN I love those tiny ankles! 
 
Still awesome Fob.

#510 Posted by heatDrive88 (2183 posts) -

@Fobwashed: Oh wow, you totally did an Ed Boon in Scorpion regalia like I said! It's absolutely fantastic. Ana's Brodyquest costume looks fantastic as well.

Hopefully I can get those as individuals eventually like you've posted the others - I'm totally running all those as my wallpaper on shuffle, and I am laughing my ass off every time Will Smith appears.

#511 Posted by dudeglove (7281 posts) -

@Fobwashed said:

Considering the limited amount of people commenting, Kessler seems to be in demand. Any suggestions on clothing or situations? If I do end up throwing him in, he should be pretty distinguishable by his size alone but it'd be nice (and funner) to do something interesting.

This instance is usually pretty well known, I feel.

From the Surstromming [sp] vid, which happened roughly after E3 2010/move from Sausalito (first office).

#512 Posted by Fobwashed (1633 posts) -

@ProfessorEss said:

MAN I love those tiny ankles! Still awesome Fob.

Ankles? -_-;;

@heatDrive88 said:

@Fobwashed: Oh wow, you totally did an Ed Boon in Scorpion regalia like I said! It's absolutely fantastic. Ana's Brodyquest costume looks fantastic as well.

Hopefully I can get those as individuals eventually like you've posted the others - I'm totally running all those as my wallpaper on shuffle, and I am laughing my ass off every time Will Smith appears.

Done and done. I think Boon might be a little small. . . and the previous individuals I uploaded are sorta older versions. I'll go through em and do an updated pack of em sooner or later. Glad u enjoy em =)

@dudeglove: wth? haha

#513 Posted by dudeglove (7281 posts) -

@Fobwashed: Failing that you could play off the fear gauntlet thing with him and Lemon Steve running from a PacMan ghost or some such.

#514 Posted by Lazyaza (2137 posts) -

Oh man these are amazing, fucking awesome work.

#515 Posted by Fascismo (116 posts) -

@Fobwashed said:

Kessler seems to be in demand. Any suggestions on clothing or situations?

Maybe a reference to that Farmville series? The preview images for that series had him and Steve in increasingly ridiculous farmer getups

#516 Posted by EuanDewar (4517 posts) -

Do kanye west

#517 Edited by DEFE (198 posts) -

That's so cool! I'm quite honored to have my request filled. Thanks, duder. I'm excited to see how Kessler turns out. Hopefully will take note of her new, pixelated counterpart over here.

#518 Posted by TrashMustache (449 posts) -

this is lovely, I immediately set this as my desktop background

#519 Edited by JackSukeru (5822 posts) -

@Fobwashed: Wow Ed Boon looks great!

I'm all for adding Kessler and basing his appearence on Betting The Farmville is a fun idea, but I was also a big fan of the Fear Gauntlet, mainly when they played throught the entirety of Condemned, so Kessler chomping on a dead bird or carrying a steel pipe would also be gold.

Edit: Actually, either way he should be paired up with Steve in some way.

#520 Edited by AxleBro (786 posts) -

Thanks for including both Will Smiths. I'm sure Tested's Will Smith will be happy about that. I love it, wallapaper'd

#521 Posted by JohnDudebro (924 posts) -

@RockmanBionics said:

@Fobwashed: Wow Ed Boon looks great!

I'm all for adding Kessler and basing his appearence on Betting The Farmville is a fun idea, but I was also a big fan of the Fear Gauntlet, mainly when they played throught the entirety of Condemned, so Kessler chomping on a dead bird or carrying a steel pipe would also be gold.

Edit: Actually, either way he should be paired up with Steve in some way.

Kessler and Steve, carrying rusty pipes and cans of Diet Squish.

Ben Pack should also be in, dressed up as Andre the Giant and three times bigger than everyone else.

#522 Posted by mak_wikus (476 posts) -

@JohnDudebro said:

Ben Pack should also be in, dressed up as Andre the Giant and three times bigger than everyone else.

With his head out of frame.

#523 Posted by Fobwashed (1633 posts) -

This doesn't really have anything to do with anything, but I thought I might as well put it here rather than start a new topic or blog post.

It popped into my head so I thought, why the hell not.

#524 Posted by Marino (4102 posts) -
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#525 Posted by pmurph (75 posts) -

Fantastic work, i just got in to pixel art myself. Any advice for a newcomer?

#526 Posted by Fobwashed (1633 posts) -

@Marino said:

@Fobwashed: Here's your inspiration for potential Kessler attire.

http://www.giantbomb.com/betting-the-farmville-part-09/17-4732/

I'll prolly end up going with that if I ever get around to throwing Kessler in.

@pmurph said:

Fantastic work, i just got in to pixel art myself. Any advice for a newcomer?

Thanks. You'd prolly have to be a little more specific -_-;; I found the community at www.pixeljoint.com to be pretty friendly and they'll help you out if you post up pics of any works in progress. For the most part, I think to do pixelart, it helps if you know how to draw non pixel art. For things like lighting and composition etc. Aside from that, just put pen to paper and work by tweaking what you've got down. Start with a really rough general shape and then go for details. If you start with just a small area and try to get it right before moving on, it'll be much harder than if you get a general everything and start filling in. At least, for me it is -_-;; And never be afraid to just scrap and redo areas or even the entire sprite =)

Sorry for the lack of updates. I'm still planning on adding and eventually finishing this thing but I've been swamped with life stuff, work, some hitches in programming and various other art projects. Hopefully I'll be able to show off some of the other stuff I've been working on soon =) I'll prolly get back on my horse here on this thing sometime next week -_-;; Thanks again for all the kind words~!!

#527 Posted by 2HeadedNinja (1453 posts) -

This still is awesome and deserves to be pushed again :)

#528 Posted by TheHT (10324 posts) -

no more zip file :(

#529 Posted by pickassoreborn (513 posts) -

Nice work!

#530 Posted by Fobwashed (1633 posts) -

@2HeadedNinja: @pickassoreborn: Thanks =) It's not dead, it's just sorta sidelined while I take care of a bunch of other things I gotta do -_-;;

@TheHT said:

no more zip file :(

Oh that sucks. I didn't know the files get taken down. The last one I put up is pretty old anyway. I'm gonna do some more tweaking and edits prolly this weekend at which point I'll generate a new zip with the updated stuff in it =) Sorry it's taking so long.

In the meanwhile, here's a small update.

#531 Posted by mak_wikus (476 posts) -

Who's the new guy? I have no idea who that is! o_O

#532 Posted by Hyuzen (430 posts) -

@mak_wikus: Dave 'The Lang-Zone' Lang if I'm not mistaken. The Lang Field he deployed appears to have taken John Carmack out of this world and into a higher plane of existence.

#533 Posted by 71Ranchero (2582 posts) -

@mak_wikus said:

Who's the new guy? I have no idea who that is! o_O

Dave Lang

#534 Posted by Fobwashed (1633 posts) -

@Hyuzen said:

@mak_wikus: Dave 'The Lang-Zone' Lang if I'm not mistaken. The Lang Field he deployed appears to have taken John Carmack out of this world and into a higher plane of existence.

lol, I didn't realize he was gone till you mentioned it just now =P I'll have to reorganize and make him visible again.

#535 Edited by mak_wikus (476 posts) -

@Hyuzen said:

@mak_wikus: Dave 'The Lang-Zone' Lang if I'm not mistaken. The Lang Field he deployed appears to have taken John Carmack out of this world and into a higher plane of existence.

Oh, okay. What's with the bird? What am I missing? Maybe that's Carmack!

#536 Posted by Hyuzen (430 posts) -

@mak_wikus: He's throwing an angry bird, most likely because his game Wreckateer is very much in the same vein as angry birds, a fact he openly admits

#537 Posted by Little_Socrates (5651 posts) -

@mak_wikus: Dave Lang made Wreckateer, which most people have pretty happily called a long-form Angry Birds for Kinect.

#538 Edited by BonOrbitz (2089 posts) -

I love it and will download the file, but can we get Dave Lang and Adam Sessler since non-Bombers such as Jaffe and Schafer are in there?

#539 Posted by Fobwashed (1633 posts) -

@BonOrbitz said:

I love it and will download the file, but can we get Dave Lang and Adam Sessler since non-Bombers such as Jaffe and Schafer are in there?

Sessler is a definite maybe =) I used to watch him since back in the day on Tech TV and umm. . . what was it called? ZDTV?

anyway, I realized that I wasn't just missing Carmack in my last upload, I was missing a bunch of people. Here's where it's at currently. I ended up drawing the latest addition to the wrong file. All is well now.

#540 Posted by Fobwashed (1633 posts) -

Just found out Mr Rich Gallup is using his pixel self as an avatar atm =D The cat makes it unquantifiably better

#541 Posted by benji_18 (40 posts) -

Dude, amazing stuff!! Captured the likenesses of all the Bombers' and more! Any news on another update/ Reupload of the wallpapers?

#542 Posted by Fobwashed (1633 posts) -

@benji_18: What resolution do you need? I'll whip one up the right size for you. I don't know that there is enough demand for wallpapers that it's worth my time to do another pack with all the different resolutions again -_-;;

#543 Posted by bushpusherr (716 posts) -

@Fobwashed: If it isn't a burden I would totally rock one at 1680x1050. :D

#544 Posted by TMBaker (219 posts) -

I love the irony of Whitta wearing darth vader outfit with mickey mouse ears.

#545 Posted by Fobwashed (1633 posts) -

@bushpusherr said:

@Fobwashed: If it isn't a burden I would totally rock one at 1680x1050. :D

#546 Posted by bushpusherr (716 posts) -

@Fobwashed: Thanks man, I always love your stuff!