The Ryan Davis Community Art Memorial

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#1 Edited by Fattony12000 (7559 posts) -
General Ryan T. Davis

So, I have a favour to ask of you all, fellow duders.

I need you to do your very best to send me/post images to this thread, in the highest quality and resolution possible...I know, kinda weird right? Don't worry, it's for a good cause...

All I can tell you right now is that as a result of this blog post that I made on the 11th of July (http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/fattony12000/blog/fatbomb-follow-your-bliss/102132/), Ryan's family and I have been in email contact. As a part of these conversations I have been asked to perform the aforementioned task, we are after anything and everything that is awesome and good that you fine people have crafted upon your analogue or digital canvasses. These images could be original works in acrylic, clay or Photoshop, but also any great photos that you may have of Ryan too. The image that sparked this recent request was the superb work of @rexcellent, with his rexcellent tribute to The General, above. We are after works of similar rexcellence.

Above and beyond my request, this thread will also stand as a memorial to Ryan's memory, and the impact he had on those moved to create such great pieces of artistic merriment.

I thank you.

PS

If this thread blows up/breaks/gets locked off, please contact me through the email address heightofthegame@gmail.com, or PM me, or hit me up on Twitter.

Addendum

Is anyone able to get a higher resolution version of this particular image? As well as others similar to it?

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#2 Posted by Baillie (4281 posts) -

You won't find bigger because it's from a 720p video.

#3 Edited by aurahack (2289 posts) -
#4 Posted by TwoLines (2839 posts) -

I made this a while back...

#6 Posted by Stete (748 posts) -

@twolines: Wow, duder, that is absolutely amazing!

#7 Edited by huser (1105 posts) -

We need something on black velvet. The man would have wanted that.

#9 Posted by Eviternal (197 posts) -

Hey @fattony12000, you may want to send messages to the various talented duders of the In Memoriam thread. (Pics start on page 4) In case this thread falls through the cracks. Perhaps @marino could spotlight this?

#10 Posted by TheHT (11769 posts) -

I did this. Not the background though.

#11 Edited by HarlechQuinn (451 posts) -

This was my contribution to the "In Memorian" thread...

#12 Edited by CaLe (4050 posts) -

Someone made this one which I liked.

#13 Edited by Fattony12000 (7559 posts) -

@baillie said:

You won't find bigger because it's from a 720p video.

Well why don't you actually go out and do something about that then, huh? HUH!? FOR A CHANGE? FOR ONCE IN YOUR LIFE!?

LOL JK.

Thanks for the info, I had suspected that that might be the case. Regardless, the call is still out there to anyone whom can steal the original footage from the Giant Bomb crew. Apparently Mr. Davis has attempted to gain a hold of some better quality footage/stills from the staff already, but if everyone here can just keep trying.

Always be trying.

JUST TRY, FOR ONCE IN YOUR LIVES, CHRIST.

x

@aurahack said:

I don't have any digital works, but I have a super-high res scan of the scratchboard portrait I did of him.

Superb!

Added.

@twolines said:

I made this a while back...

Killer!

Added.

@stete said:

@twolines: Wow, duder, that is absolutely amazing!

I know, RIGHT!?

#14 Edited by Kierkegaard (603 posts) -

This is an awesome collection. I'm glad people more talented than me make cool shit.

#15 Posted by Benny (1955 posts) -

I haven't being drawing/digital painting for very long (other than doodling in my school years and such) and I was trying to copy akihiko yoshida's style somewhat and used a familiar face for a reference and in the end thought I'd post it here.

#16 Posted by TruthTellah (9470 posts) -

@fattony12000: Thanks for doing this. It's late; so, I'm just going to post some various images that I have at the moment. If you reply and remind me today, I can hunt down who made each one. :)

#17 Posted by Fattony12000 (7559 posts) -

This is an awesome collection. I'm glad people more talented than me make cool shit.

Me too!

@benny said:

I haven't being drawing/digital painting for very long (other than doodling in my school years and such) and I was trying to copy akihiko yoshida's style somewhat and used a familiar face for a reference and in the end thought I'd post it here.

That's some fine work as it is! Once you have a bit more practice you'll surely be dropping the phattest of phat art.

@fattony12000: Thanks for doing this. It's late; so, I'm just going to post some various images that I have at the moment. If you reply and remind me today, I can hunt down who made each one. :)

Thank you.

B-DAYZ

Also, it's Robin's birthday today (Ryan's brother), his dad said we should hit him up on Twitter (@minitoar) and spread our love all over him.

Er.

#18 Posted by MannyMAR (520 posts) -

Haha! I was about to post my Notorious R.T.D. portrait, but I see you've already found it. I'm glad that you're doing this for his family.

Side note: Surprisingly enough, I do have a larger file of that image (18 X 24 inches at 300dpi CMYK) that they can probably print out as a poster or something. Hit me up if you want me to send that sucker your way.

#19 Posted by Mushir (2389 posts) -

Here is a massive version of the typographic poster I made, in case you wanted a larger version of it.

#20 Posted by mauleace1 (7 posts) -

Thank you for the Taswell Art. We will be using some of these at the private memorial for family and close friends. People who knew Ryan as a boy, teachers, neighbors etc. (If you have more, we can still use more. We are printing them as photos, so the file size needs to be 100kb.

Taswell's DAD

#21 Edited by Accolade (363 posts) -

I made this the day they reported him gone.

#22 Posted by Klaimore (940 posts) -
#23 Edited by Fobwashed (2226 posts) -

I did this one

and some other random art stuff related to GB and RD. Holla at me if you need anything specific or a format of some other sort. Good luck.

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#24 Posted by Soap (3640 posts) -

I did this one

and some other random art stuff related to GB and RD. Holla at me if you need anything specific or a format of some other sort. Good luck.

That one is still my favourite, seriously nice work. The last sprite still kills me a little every time I see it as well.

#25 Posted by Grievus (19 posts) -

Hope you still need more art. I just finished this one. I think Ryan would have liked it.

#26 Posted by MachoFantastico (4888 posts) -

@twolines: Seriously absolutely love that, top work my friend. Outstanding.

#27 Posted by ProfessorEss (7513 posts) -

#28 Edited by Renahzor (1001 posts) -

I made this car in Forza 4 a while back after having made the vinyl in F3. Original artwork is from the Bombcast header image done by Kat Smith aka @turbo_toaster recreated in the Forza editor with several hundred vinyl layers.

#29 Posted by CitizenCoffeeCake (649 posts) -

Here's the one I did, there's an accompanying video of it's creation.

#30 Posted by S3V3N (49 posts) -

I made this a while ago. Kinda felt like a fun idea then. I hope Ryan is in a better place now. Bless

#31 Posted by WiFiPirate (145 posts) -

I made these two a long time ago, but they still make me laugh.

#32 Posted by Sanj (2537 posts) -
#33 Edited by Sin4profit (3000 posts) -

#34 Posted by Skytylz (4039 posts) -

Anyone have that really creepy GIF of Ryan laughing and the colors are all inverted?

#35 Edited by Hamst3r (4562 posts) -

Here are a few Ryan images I put together a while back:

#36 Edited by Colourful_Hippie (4486 posts) -

This makes me happy.

#37 Posted by big_jon (5782 posts) -

@mushir I just wanted to say that that is beautiful, it has been the background on my Facebook for like a few weeks now.

#38 Edited by NorseDudeTR (428 posts) -

Oh man, this is a straight up beautiful thread! (tiny) Hats off to every last one of you creative duders, and us who are just appreciators as well.

#39 Posted by natto (41 posts) -

My contribution:

#40 Edited by Ghostiet (5310 posts) -

@natto said:

My contribution:

Oh my God, this is so cute.

Fuck this thread. It made the teargates open again. You beautiful people.

#41 Posted by Bratcher_Lev (270 posts) -

MSPaint style. I do what I can.

#42 Posted by deathofrats360 (47 posts) -

Muppet Ryan

#43 Posted by JimmyGilder (5 posts) -

I spray painted my PC case.

#44 Posted by Jothel (936 posts) -

Holy shit that On The Spot one is amazing, I would buy a poster of that

#45 Edited by jakob187 (21755 posts) -

@jothel said:

Holy shit that On The Spot one is amazing, I would buy a poster of that

No shit. I started crying again.

#46 Posted by maxB (317 posts) -

#47 Posted by synthesis_landale (115 posts) -

Not technically 'art' but here's Bob Backlund with me holding a memorial sign to Ryan I'd made for the WWE Money in the Bank PPV.

#48 Edited by TheManWithNoPlan (5980 posts) -

It took me a while, but I finally got around to finishing it. Rest in Peace Ryan.

#49 Posted by leebmx (2235 posts) -

These are so fuckin' awesome. Wish I had an artistic bone in my body, but my lack of talent just makes me appreciate these beautiful creations even more.

#50 Edited by VitaminWaterYum (381 posts) -

Made this and got a bunch of them printed as stickers awhile ago, but just now seeing this thread! Great stuff from everyone else that has posted.

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