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About time I updated this freaking thing!

For those who already know me, I am Monodi. Those who doesn't, well, I am Monodi.

I got such a growing passion of gaming through the years and now I am currently in college starting my courses of Game Design as well!

I consider myself a Nintendo fanboy from all my life, but I have been much more in contact with titles for PC recently. Not that I am abandoning one, but I think it pretty much could cover the best the industry has to offer.

I am up for the philosophy that gameplay is more important than graphics, but I think graphics and technology are also a crucial part of the industry and experience even.

Games I love and recommend in no particular order

Rhythm Heaven (DS)
Half-Life 2 (PC/XBOX)
Team Fortress 2(PC)
Drill Dozer (GBA)
F-Zero GX (GameCube)
Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando (PS2)
Super Punch-Out!! (SNES)
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (GB/C)
Punch-Out!! (Wii)
Super Mario All-Stars (SNES)
Mirror's Edge (PC/PS3/XBOX360)
Marvel VS Capcom: Clash of the Super Heroes (Arcade/DC/PS)
EarthBound (SNES)
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES)
Pokemon Silver (GB/C)
Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (PS)
Time Crisis 2 (Arcade/PS2)
The Misadventures of Tron Bonne (PS)
Super Smash Bros. Melee (GameCube)
World of Goo (PC/WiiWare)
Braid (PC/XBLA/PSN)
Starfox 64 (N64)
Left 4 Dead (PC/XBOX360)
DanceDance Revolution Extreme (Arcade/PS2)
Mother 3 (GBA)
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)
Cave Story (PC)
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney (DS/WiiWare)
Psychonauts (XBOX/PC/PS2)


Other stuff I love

Drawing
Digital Art
Animation
Anime
Comics
The Beatles
Daft Punk
Gorillaz
Anamanaguchi
Julieta Venegas
Classical Music
Electronic Music
Game Music
Dr. Pepper
Wild Cherry Pepsi
A&W
Ice Cold Milk
Symphony Bars
Pizza
Fish sticks
Burgers
Sandwiches
Lemonade
Citrus
Cookie Ice Cream
Imagination
Over-thinking
Spacing Out
Walk home with my MP3 on
Talk to myself
Women
Go out to eat with friends
People that like to be what they are
Gaze the stars when the sky is clear enough
Sleep
Life itself
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Because, well, I can.

I just haven't done much in the past year. So I thought it was a good idea to whore out some of my old and current stuff.

Life in college has made me discover something, I don't only procrastinate homework and projects, but also even my favorite things to do including playing some games. So I will share you some things not only to put my sunglasses on and be like "shit yah son, I can handle mah mouse and tablet like like a couple of ladies and ctrl+z like I can give em pleasure shazam B-l" or whatever.

I really should get back to my leisure drawing sessions. I don't lack of inspiration, but the motivation to do it for some reason.

Just to tell you, many of these are pretty old and I have improved quite a lot looking back. Also all of these are made in Flash 8, which I am trying to replace with GIMP 2.6 now. The program is incredibly friendlier than Flash, but my lines are kind of ugly with it yet.


"The Storyteller" (2008)



If you know Newgrounds, you might know about the ClockCrew. Well, fun fact: I am a member. Yeah been wasting my life there since the end of 2005. It's... ok. A good place to learn basics in art and animation, but it's current staff is a bag of annoying dicks unlike before.

But anyway. I got the idea I saw a lonesome tree in the middle of a tree in a field trip.


"Heavy Arms of Power" (2008)



Hey! It's Pokey Minch from EarthBound! And he is pale by his eternal obsession of power and ambition.

The spider machine came out like a mess, I know, but I still liked how it came out.


"Animals" [Sketch] (2008)



Nothing special in this one. Just one day I got tired of doing human characters and tried a bit with animals. It was fun, and I should do it again. And yeah, that squirrel has boxing gloves.


"EarthBound Fake Box Art" (2008)



Self-explanatory. Nothing I really wanna show of at all because the characters came out kinda lame, but still posting it because of VIDEOGAMES.

Being in Starmen.Net makes me want to draw the rascals more often.


"Punch-Out!!" (2008)



Punch-Out!! is probably my favorite classic franchise from Nintendo. It has solid replay value and the idea of the tiny character of Little Mac taking with the huge and fearsome boxers from around the world, is not just funny but also inspiring to me.

Come to think of it, I did it looking at the model they gave him in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, just imagine the massive glee I made when I saw the news the next month that it was getting a game for Wii. I still want it reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaally bad.

Though to be honest, I really don't like this drawing. I think it kind of sucks somehow with the body proportions and the way I drew everything else. I might re-do it sometime.


"Pure Love" (2008)



In 2007 I played Mother 3 for the first time, and I was IN FREAKING AWE, I played it again in 2008 with a fully well-made translation and fell in love with it again. By the date I made this pretty much all of Super Smash Bros. Brawl was leaked, but I got inspired by looking at some of his screenshots that were released and the way Lucas uses PK Starstorm. Though I personally would have preferred if they gave both Ness and Lucas had their original ultimate powers (PK Rockin', and PK Love; respectively)


"Silly Sam" (2008?)



I don't remember exactly when I made it... but yeah I think you have seen it before. This used to be my first avatar in Destructoid before switching to Gearmo from Drill Dozer. I think I got inspired by the style of Chuck Jones in Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry and Dr. Seuss. He always made them too expressive, elastic, and a good management of facial exaggerations. Damn, he was awesome.


"The Truth" (2008)



This is one of my personal favorites. I still did not practice in anatomy well enough,but I was inspired in a crush I got on jr. high and high school. I don't want to sound pretentious, but I got the idea of how hard it is to get the truth out of you, or you are afraid to know it; but at the end of everything you feel wondeful on how it has finally arrived.

So uhh yeah, ART.


"Spy" (2009)



Not much to say, I got Team Fortress 2 last year and I do love every character, but the Spy is fun to draw for his constantly stale and creepy face.


"Pyro" (2009)



You know, I always liked the idea of the Pyro from Team Fortress 2 being a woman, but every time I saw her being a hottie (you saw the pun coming), young and titty, I was like "ohh come onnnnn". This is a very brute lady we are talking about here, not your usual female video game protagonist.


"Attract Mode" (2010)



This one was just a tribute to the tiny and humble, but still awesome site of Attract Mode, where they have a lot of stuff in sale. I thought of trying to do a version of their mascot, Broglin. It's kind of bland, but a good time to whip a little practice in Flash again.

Check out their store!



So what now? I have plenty of stuff in progress at the moment, but have lacked motivation to do them for some reason. Maybe college and Steam took all the free time I had to draw. But I want to do more. I feel like I can do many characters.

But ok, for now these are up here so I can look at them too and think of something else to create. Enjoy, throw up, or do whatever you want.




P.S.: YES YOJIMBO, I AM DOING A NEW FREAKING SAMURAI DAMMIT.
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