Gaming News, Game Reviews, Game Trailers, Tech News



 
FACE IT
 

Sweet woodblock prints that feature VG stars as samurai

0

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]


The article continues below. Login to skip ads, get faster mobile, and dibs on betas
 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Tony PonceFormer Contributor // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts2049Blogs 62Following0Followers130

(Decommissioned) Super Fighting Robot more


 



#Artsy Fartsy #Gallery #Link #Mega Man #Metroid #Offbeat #samurai #Sooo awesome #The Legend of Zelda #Things gamers do
 
 


READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...

Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.



 Login with Twitter

 Login with Dtoid

Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!

 
spacer