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Mikey draws the Ultimate Battle between Good and Evil Ė or how I convinced Mikey to draw me a new Blog Header

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I think itís pretty safe to say that Mikey has impressed us all with his incredible drawing skillz. Time and time again his video game/Destructoid inspired drawings have amazed us all, and Iím sure we have all at one point wished that he would draw something personally just for us. Well a couple of months back I decided that I needed a new blog header, something that had more of a Destructoid theme to it. The first person that came to my mind was Mikey, and I knew I needed to procure his ultimate drawing skillz somehow. I began by sending him an email with a description of the blog header I envisioned, to see if he would even be interested in doing it. This is what my description said:

ĒI would like an image of the Descructoid robot fighting the ultimate battle to the death with a huge silver dragon. The battle needs to take place in a volcanic, magma filled cave, with fire everywhere. It would be great if the dragon could be breathing a huge line of fire at the Destructoid robot.Ē





I didnít know if Mikey would be interested in helping me, but I could only keep my fingers crossed and hope that he would come to be aid. Well luckily for me, he decided that he would create my drawing, and after negotiating a fair price for his services, he was on the job. He began by sending me two rough draft images which Iíve shown below. One was a more panoramic image of the fearsome battle, while the other was a closer, more intimate image of the battle. I decided I liked the zoomed in version better.

Once I had chosen on which general direction I wanted the image to go in, Mikey came up with a more detailed version. Itís in this image where you could see his artistic genius begin to show through. At his request, I had sent Mikey a couple different images of dragons which he could the use to finalize the look of the silver dragon. If you canít tell I am a huge dragon fan, so I was expecting to be pretty picky about the way the dragon looked. I wasnít sure if Mikey would be able to nail it or not. When I saw this image though, I knew I shouldnít have questioned his ability. His illustration was spot on what I was thinking the dragon should look like.





Once I approved this image Mikey disappeared for a while. Iím going to assume he spent all this time toiling over my image, trying to get it perfect before he delivered the final product to me. In reality his life just got really busy and he had other more important things to tend too, but I like to think he spent all that time just on my image alone. Finally, this week Mikey delivered the first colored sketch. It was INREDIBLE!!!





I honestly couldnít believe how good the final product was. It surpassed even my own wildly crazy expectations, and trust me I had quite high expectations. All that was left was to add in the title text, and Mikey even did that was a little style, placing it over the fire at the bottom of the image, with a cool silver glossy text. The final image can be seen below, or can be seen as the new blogger already posted at the top of my blog.





I would just like to end this by thanking Mikey for creating my new incredibly awesome blog header. I am extremely grateful, and I hope that he is able to put this talent to good use to become wildly successful. With so much talent, it would be a real shame to waste it. Thanks again Mikey. You are THE MAN!!!
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About SilverDragon1979one of us since 10:29 AM on 05.30.2008

Name: Shawn
Age: 37
Location: Raleigh, NC


*Senior Writer at GamerLimit.com.

*Follow me on Twitter: Shawne1979

*Official member of the Cblogs Recap team.



Systems Currently Owned:
- PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox Obe, 3DS, XBOX360, PS3, PSPgo, PS2, Wii, GameCube, DS, SNES, NES, NES Classic

Games I'm Currently Playing:
- Random Stuff

Game Reviews:
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2
- Metroid: Other M
- Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
- Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
- God of War 3
- Blaster Master Overdrive
- Dark Void
- Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time
- LEGO Rock Band
- Borderlands (PC)
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
- Dead Space: Extraction
- Darkest of Days
- The Beatles: Rock Band
- Shadow Complex
- Shatter

Front Paged
1) The Start of the Affair: Civilization
2) Feel the Hatred: The onslaught of Fall/Winter game releases
3) Halo-Life: Call of TurokShock - The Best FPS you Never Played

My Favorite Entries
1) My introduction post. Get to know me if you dare!
2) The Dragon's Den - My Gaming Setup
3) The Dragon's Lair - My New Office
4) The 12 Days of Destructoid Christmas

When it comes to video games I am obsessive-compulsive about beating them. If I start a game I must finish it. No matter how bad, or how hard it is I will not rest until the ending credits have rolled across the screen. Like Bruce Hornsby says ... that's just the way it is!

Games Beaten/Played Recently (in chronological order):
- Super Mario Odyssey
- Metroid: Samus Returns
- Dark Souls 3
- Batman: Arkham Knight
- Superhot
- The Last of Us: Left Behind
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
- Blaster Master Zero
- Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Final Fantasy VI Advance
- Ratchet and Clank
- Titanfall 2
- Zelda II
- Gears of War 4
- No Man's Sky
- DOOM
- Inside
- Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
- Overwatch
- Bloodborne
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- The Witness
- Firewatch
- Downwell
- XCOM 2
- Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
- Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void
- Halo 5
- Heroes of the Storm (level 40)
- You Must Build a Boat
- Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
- Pikmin 3
- Grow Home
- Ori and the Blind Forest
- Volgarr the Viking
- Axiom Verge
- Metal Gear Rising: Revengence
- Sunset Overdrive
- Bayonetta 2
- Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition
- Far Cry 4
- Shadow of Modor
- Civilization: Beyond Earth
- The Walking Dead: Season 2
- Destiny
- Transistor
- Wolfenstein: The New Order
- Shovel Knight
- Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag
- Rayman Legends
- Fire Emblem: Awakening
- Strider
- Infamous: Second Son
- Titanfall
- Broken Age (Part 1)
- Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
- Guacamelee
- The Stanley Parable
- DMC: Devil May Cry
- Papers, Please
- The Walking Dead: 400 Days
- Gone Home
- Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
- Super Mario 3D World
- The Swapper
- Need for Speed: Rivals
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
- Killzone: Shadow Fall
- Resogun
- Hotline Miami
- Grand Theft Auto 5
- Super Mario 3D Land
- Saints Row IV
- Rogue Legacy
- Saints Row: The Third
- The Last of Us
- God of War: Ascension
- Aliens: Infestation
- AntiChamber
- Tomb Raider
- The Room
- Bioshock Infinite
- Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm
- Bastion
- Far Cry 3
- XCOM: Enemy Unknown
- Assassin's Creed 3
- Mark of the Ninja
- The Walking Dead: Episode 5
- Spec Ops: The Line
- Halo 4
- The Walking Dead: Episode 4
- Need for Speed: Most Wanted
- The Walking Dead: Episode 3
- Borderlands 2
- The Walking Dead: Episode 2
- Darksiders 2
- Dust: An Elysian Tale
- Resistance 3
- Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
- The Walking Dead: Episode 1
- SSX
- From Dust
- Assassin's Creed: Revelations
- Diablo 3
- Fez
- Journey
- Mass Effect 3
- Batman: Arkham City
- Gears of War 3
- Rayman Origins
- Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
- Bulletstorm
- Dead Space 2
- Portal 2
- Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
- Donkey Kong Country Returns
- Back to the Future: Episode 1
- Ghostbusters: The Video Game
- Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
- Enslaved: Pigsy's Perfect 10
- Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
- Call of Duty: Black Ops
- Dragon Age: Origins
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2
- Halo: Reach
- Metroid: Other M
- Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty
- Super Mario Galaxy 2
- Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
- Final Fantasy 13
- God of War 3
- Battlefield: Bad Company 2
- Bioshock 2
- Blaster Master Overdrive
- Mass Effect 2
- Dark Void
- Darksiders
- Assassin's Creed II
- Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time
- Modern Warfare 2
- LEGO Rock Band
- God of War: Chains of Olympus
- Borderlands
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
- Dead Space: Extraction
- Halo 3: ODST
- Darkest of Days
- The Beatles: Rock Band
- Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
- Shadow Complex
- Resistance 2
- MadWorld
- Shatter
- Bionic Commando
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine
- Gears of War 2
- Beyond Good and Evil
- Dead Space
- Prince of Persia & Epilogue DLC
- Ratchet and Clank Future: Search for Booty
- Killzone 2
- Shadow of the Colossus
- Flower
- Fallout 3
- LEGO Star Wars: TCS
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
- Mirror's Edge
- Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
- Mega Man 9
- Mario Galaxy
- God of War 2
- Gears of War
- Metal Gear Solid 4
- Grand Theft Auto 4
- Bioshock
- Assassin's Creed
- Halo 3
- Forza Motorsport 2
- Mass Effect
- Heavenly Sword
- Ratchet and Clank Future: TOD
- Portal
- Resistance: FOM
- Metal Gear Solid 3
- God of War
- Metroid Prime 2

Backlog (Games I own but haven't played):
- Skyrim
- Forza 4
- Supreme Commander 2
- The Last Remnant
- Quantum Conundrum
- Hitman: Blood Money
- Rage
- Sleeping Dogs
- Civilization V
- The Binding of Isaac
- Far Cry 2
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- Brutal Legend
- Infamous
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution
- Resident Evil 5
- The Longest Journey
- Just Cause
- Just Cause 2
- Half Life 2
- The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher's Bay
- The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
- Red Faction Guerilla
- Metroid Prime 3
- Dragon Age 2

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