Even before the remake, I painted these.

Back in 2006, I was getting back into painting - something I hadn't done in almost 10 years. I had been looking at a lot of early American painters and had been interested in a certain period of (mostly New-England) portraiture and was looking to do something similar. The "I am 8-Bit" art show had come out the previous year and I got to thinking about the great portraits of the Punch-Out fighters in the between-rounds screens. In less than a month I knocked out this series of 11 paintings. They are all oil on canvas board. Each opponent is 8" x 10" and the portrait of Mac and Doc is 12" x 16". Enjoy:


You can see some of the process these went through here if you're interested.
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Posted by oraknabo

Back in 2006, I was getting back into painting - something I hadn't done in almost 10 years. I had been looking at a lot of early American painters and had been interested in a certain period of (mostly New-England) portraiture and was looking to do something similar. The "I am 8-Bit" art show had come out the previous year and I got to thinking about the great portraits of the Punch-Out fighters in the between-rounds screens. In less than a month I knocked out this series of 11 paintings. They are all oil on canvas board. Each opponent is 8" x 10" and the portrait of Mac and Doc is 12" x 16". Enjoy:


You can see some of the process these went through here if you're interested.
Posted by TooWalrus

Those are all really good, I really like Vodka Drunkinski

Posted by Al3xand3r

Cool stuff. Your King Hippo is better than the Wii game's, he looks like something out of dragonball there, his face's not really human, lol.

Posted by Scooper

Amazing paintings there. Full of expression.

Posted by buzz_killington

really really cool.

Posted by oraknabo

Thanks! I loosely based the Popinski portrait on Russian boxer Nikolai Valuev.

Edited by Discorsi

like most paintings, they probably look waaaay better in person.  But yeah they look really good


props

Posted by BeautifulSpaceCowboy

Old blog, but I had to say how awesome these paintings are. Great job!