Unfinished Project: House of Blues

Art, Cartoons, Nintendo, Video Games

Back when I was posting artwork on DeviantArt, I was planning to do a really ambitious piece, called House of Blues. It was going to depict a huge dance party of famous blue fictional characters. Here’s a rough sketch of the piece that gives an idea of what it would look like:

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You’ve got Sonic the Hedgehog breaking (as you do), while Mordecai from Regular Show toasts with Gumball’s Mom. We have Gumball himself looking confused at Bloo, who is wearing a sombrero (inside joke). There’s the Water Pokémon Froakie, Papa Smurf, Brainy Smurf, Smurfette, and the Disco-dancing Mung Daal (from Chowder). There’s also Cookie Monster, who would’ve been at the snack table eating–what else?–cookies.

The idea seemed so good at the time that I wanted to go even further! I drew some more characters on a couple of post-it notes that I wanted to add to the piece. Megamind would have been scheming with the Blue Meanie, Mega Man would be awkwardly drinking an Energy Can, and even Huckleberry Hound would be strumming along to the music (probably).

Unfortunately, this idea never came to pass for one reason or another. At first, I didn’t have the tablet to do a project like this at the time. Then as time went on, I decided completing this project wasn’t worth the effort. I figured at the very least I could share the concept with people.

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Bowser

Art, Nintendo, Video Games

Bowser

The brazen, brutish King of the Koopas is ready to pound on some plumbers! The lines here are a little rough, I know–I really just wanted to test my shading and fire-painting skills.

By the way, if you own a Wii U and don’t have Super Mario Maker, you’re missing out on a whole lot of fun and frustration.