A collection of doodles with a bit of commentary by RICK GREEN - your cartooning friend

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Ultimate E-Battle

This is an illustration that I've been looking forward to posting for a little while now.

Joe, over at My Xbox, Shes a Cruel Mistress, contacted me about an illustration. When he told me what he wanted I honestly wasn't sure that I could pull it off. Joe is an video game expert and he wanted an illustration depicting two characters, from two different games, about to confront each other in battle.

Unless you're into electronic gaming you're probably not going to fully appreciate this drawing. But I'll bet that there are several young people out there that will.

Character #1: (Stage left) Master Chief from Halo, one, two, and three. (He's the green one.)

Character #2: (Stage right) Marcus Fenix from Gears of War. (The big gray guy.)

Which one do you think will come out the victor?

I spent a lot of time looking at artwork of these two characters. I spent so much time studying them that one time, while shopping at one of our local department stores, I got a glimps of Master Chief's hand on a TV and I knew instantly that the advertisement was about Halo.

This kind of illustration is generally not my cup of tea. It stretched me. In fact it took me a couple of tries to capture what Joe was wanting in this drawing. But, I finally got it and I am pretty pleased with the results. Joe seemed to be happy with it too. Drop by his blog and tell him what you think?


Anonymous said...

I'm sure my son will appreciate this. Although seeing as we confiscated his XBox last night (again!) he may find it a little emotional!


Joe said...

LOL, video game expert huh? Love the post Rick and the picture is just absolutly amazing, nothing but good comments from my friends. And to Gail, taking an Xbox away is never the answer lol, but feel free to have you son come by and check out the page (if the internet is still available to him). Thanks Again Rick for all the hard work that went into the drawing.


Anonymous said...

My husband would love this! It's such a guy thing.

Nekked Lizard Man said...

The Master Chief illustration is great and just the sort of art my son does draw. He also does some characters but more cartoon and rarely "real" people. Anyway, for example he drew our lizards - most recently the Nekked Lizard Lady we posted for Wordless Wednesday. Drop by and take a look. W certainly hopes he continues with his hobby - by he way, not all of his drawings are nude.... hahah NLM

Kila said...

Oh, my boys will love this!

Andrea said...

I wouldn't know them if I saw them on the street!! But my son might. Awesome work!! Love it!!

Mabunny said...

I like that particular drawing. I don't know those two characters, but my husband and I are online gamers,we do Everquest II.

Keep up the great work. you may be getting a request from me soon:))