Friday, July 20, 2007
Business Week :: Mario Poster
I did this piece for Business Week a few days ago. Here's the point they wanted to illustrate...

"The Nintendo Wii is a huge hit, and you’d expect the large video game publishers to be ecstatic, right? Well, no. They have focused most of their time and energy on PlayStation and xBox over the past few years, since they were the leading platforms and Nintendo tended to make its own hit games. But now, with Wii, Nintendo is too big to ignore and the publishers are scrambling to get Wii games out. This is putting a mighty strain on them since it’s a major investment, they’re in a race to get it done, and the game industry is being challenged by social networking for kid mindshare."

It sounded like a call to arms to me... or a call to keyboards for the developers. Either way, I thought an homage to Flagg and his Uncle Sam icon would be appropriate. Hope you like it.

Here's the piece in progress...

and here's the final...

posted by Tony Shasteen @ 8:02 PM  
  • At 6:02 AM, Blogger Tim Bye said…

    Wow - wonderful work! Really great! What medium is the colour done in?

  • At 9:46 AM, Blogger Tony Shasteen said…

    Thanks Tim! The figure is pencil and everything else is built and colored in photoshop. Most of the time goes into the gray scale rendering and then the colors are applied as tints.

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