Interpreting Retro

Hey everybody! I started a new project called Interpreting Retro where I draw a picture of how I saw or imagined a retro game from my childhood. My Instagram account is @Phenzy and I hashtag these #interpretingretro. Here are the ones I’ve made so far:


Yay! Dragon Warrior slime!


I know this wasn’t the intention, but this is always what the hero in the original Dragon Warrior looked like to me.


Karpov always looks like he is holding his pants up.


The end heart boss in Contra always looked like Popeye to me.


Little Nemo climbing into animal suits always freaked me out a bit for a game that wasn’t supposed to be creepy.


I always thought the end of the original Zelda was pretty rough when Gannon died and became just a pile of guts.


Cyclops from Castlevania 3: Dracula’s Curse.


Eyeball from Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest.


Each of these images is available on items over on my Redbubble account.


Doomed (343)

I was playing Doom last night on Xbox 360, I know… I’m stuck in the 90’s. Oh well, it made me want to draw this guy.

I have drawn this guy a couple of times in the past but he is just so much fun to draw that I couldn’t resist.

Then, since I liked what I did with the Andy Reid drawing I did yesterday I decided to try something similar and made this:

I really like doing the comic book looking half tones for shadows. I think I’m going to try my hand at making my own Zip-A-Tone like patterns pretty soon too.