Quantcast
Sweet woodblock prints that feature VG stars as samurai - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Sweet woodblock prints that feature VG stars as samurai


8:00 AM on 05.20.2012
Sweet woodblock prints that feature VG stars as samurai photo



Jed Henry is just your typical web artist. He loves videogames and desires to express that love through his talents. So he does what any game-loving illustrator would naturally do: render his favorite heroes and heroines as old-school samurai in the style of Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints. That's what all the cool kids are up to, right?

Joking aside, Jed's works are astounding. He has only made three pieces so far -- Samus, Mega Man, and Link -- but he plans to keep the rhythm going week after week. Coming up is a Mario Kart number, followed by potential Castlevania and Contra pieces. He's even considering adding poems to the prints and replace the English names plates with appropriate kanji!

It's simply amazing how the characters are so wildly different from their original incarnations yet are instantly recognizable. You can even make out Metal Man, Shadow Man, and Quick Man from the Mega Man piece just from the symbols on their helmets. Brilliant!

Jed Henry Illustration [Tumblr]

Sweet woodblock prints that feature VG stars as samurai photo
Sweet woodblock prints that feature VG stars as samurai photo
Sweet woodblock prints that feature VG stars as samurai photo





Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







Artsy Fartsy

1:45 PM on 07.25.2014
Olly Moss Last of Us print makes disgusting fungal infections beautiful

Very nice, isn't it? Olly Moss showed off this classy Last of Us print from Comic-Con, done in collaboration with Jay Shaw. I highly suggest clicking Shaw's linked name and visiting a huge collection of wonderful posters. Give your eyes a treat. more



1:30 PM on 07.21.2014
Even more characters in that classic Bubble Bobble style

Well, my Monday is off to a good start. Yours will be too, if you liked Paul Robertson's Taito-style pixel art series. It continues with another hundred characters, viewable below. Without a doubt, my favorite this time around is the Cacodemon from Doom. It looks so friendly! Who's yours? 100 Taito style sprites part 3 [Paul Robertson]more



7:00 AM on 06.04.2014
Farts 'N' Crafts: Watch Dogs Vs. Mortal Kombat Vs. Garfield

Here on Farts 'N' Crafts, we tackle a lot of hard-hitting issues. And by hard-hitting issues, I specifically mean "bodily fluids," which is almost ironic considering the show's title. We've done dog feces, we've gone hedgeho...more



View all Artsy Fartsy






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more