Talk to the Hand

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A little something I painted on an old book cover. I enjoy painting these little paintings on old book covers immensely. To see more of my artwork check out Penandmarker.wordpress.com as well. Also, feel free to contact me at Phenzyart@gmail.com for all your illustration/creative needs.

At the fork in the road I split myself into two…

I feel like I have been neglecting this website and unfortunately it is true… the fact that I have both this website and my pen and marker website that I try to keep running (even though I finished my 365 days of drawing a while back) sometimes I’m not sure which page to post things to. On top of that that I also started a Tumblr page called Mega 8 just for my video game related artwork, so it ends up being a lot of work to keep up with everything that I have going on(but I still love working on all of the sites that I run). Oh well… I will make up for it by updating you with some of the things that I have been up to lately.

First, tonight my wife and I donated artwork to a great cause. We donated to the Music for the Arts Benefit that is held in our hometown. You can read all about the night here.
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I also had the honor of being part of the Megaman Boss Battle Tribute which is happening currently online and in March in San Francisco at Gauntlet Gallery.
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There are a ton of awesome artists involved in the show (including Ashley Davis who is one of my favorites). You can check out the Megaman Boss Battle here.

Here is my piece from the show, Copy X from the Megaman Zero series.
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I decided to take Copy X in a direction that I didn’t think everyone would expect. I think all in all it turned out pretty awesome.

I have also been working with a super awesome company who we all know and love who rents out movies. Its just in the planning stages and kind of supposed to be kept under wraps but I can’t wait till the project comes to completion so that I can share the end result.

Honest Abe

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Not too happy with this drawing. But I can’t be too hard on myself I did it while I was unable to sleep and watching Breaking Bad. I was testing out a couple of new brushes and techniques and am happy that I did. I have no idea why I decided to doodle Abe though.

A house divided against itself cannot stand. – Abraham Lincoln

Wii U release night!


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For those that didn’t already know, tonight at midnight Nintendo releases their next console. The Wii U is completely sold out everywhere that offered pre-order options and anywhere you look online it is listed as sold out. There are tons of brave souls that are probably already setting up camp at stores all across the country at stores that are simply selling them as a first come first serve basis. Of course you can also always buy them from a 3rd party seller that will more than likely jack up the price a couple extra hundred dollars. I personally am just going to wait (maybe even until the price drops), even though it kills me a little bit to not be able to play a new Mario game. For the first time since the N64 released I won’t be getting a Nintendo console on launch day (sad face). Nintendo is offering two models, the white 8gb model for $299.99 and the black deluxe 32gb model for $349.99. Both models come with a gamepad, HDMI cable, sensor bar, and 2AC adapters (for both the console and gamepad). The deluxe model also throws in a Nintendoland game disk, gamepad cradle and a gamepad stand and console stand.

Let us know in the comments section if you are picking one up tonight, waiting till either a price drop or resupply or if you just simply have no desire to pick up a Wii U.