Title: Relic of the Past
Materials: Acrylic on textured board
Dimensions: Original is 12 inches high by 9 inches wide. (though print sizes may be varied)
Prints on: Etsy
This was my first attempt at painting in a semi realistic style and took care to notice shadows, highlights and dimensions.
I decided to paint my first personal gaming console. My parents were very anti video games, and so it was a wonderful surprise to get this Gameboy Pocket for Christmas one year and in my favorite color of red too! I enjoyed many wonderful hours playing with it. As a child I often played Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back which for some reason wouldn’t allow me to save and the batteries would die before I could reach the ending. I went to PAX East this year (a gamer conference) and I made sure to pick up some new games for it (like Frogger and Pac-Man). When I’m feeling nostalgic I usually fire this up, and play through some Tetris, or Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins. The more amazing modern technology becomes, it’s nice to have this relic of my past to enjoy. There’s something about it’s green/silver screen that has a beauty all of it’s own.
The process of the painting was fun. I took very careful measurements of the GameBoy and transferred them on to my board. Once I was done painting the body I actually put my GameBoy on top of the drawing so I could see where the shadows naturally fell on the board to give it a 3D look. Probably the most fun was trying to come up with a way to mimic the classic screen which I ended up painting with a green-grey paint I mixed up and covering it with a fine film of silver.
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