Title: Building Our Future Retro Futuristic Poster Date Completed: February 2013 Design: Lord Libidan The first in a new folly into digital art, this retro futuristic poster was originally just a weekend project, however as time progressed it became a long term project. Its a satirical take on the retro futurism of the 20th century with its various influences and themes. The city scape and high rises are to show the grander of the period and hopes for becoming something great with theories that the space ship and blimp would still be in use in the future. Additionally the atom is to represent the drive for a science ‘miracle’ and the untapped world atomic energy could bring, but also a joke on an aspect often found in retro futuristic posters, that despite it not relating to the poster in anyway.
Title: Neptune The Ocean City Retro Futuristic Poster Date Completed: April 2013 Design: Lord Libidan This is the second in my satirical take on retro futurism using similar themes from the first, however focusing on a more oceanic setting which relates to the modern crowd and games such as Bioshock.
Title: Fallout 3 VATS Embroidery Date Completed: March 2013 Design: Lord Libyan Canvas: Photo Print Colours: 2 Video Game: Fallout 3
When I gave embroidery a try last year, it was a bit too simple for my liking. However, I got inspiration to try again after seeing a piece in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. This is based upon the iconic VATS system in Fallout 3 and New Vegas.
Title: 3D Pokemon Character Date Completed: March 2013 Design: Lord Libyan Canvas: Card Colours: 3 Video Game: Pokemon
This was actually a test I’ve had planned for just over a year. The sprite has been split into multiple levels and stitched on plastic canvas on top of each other, making the sprite look like its coming out of the page, and that the perspective it correct. Whilst it does work, I think scaling up of this idea would not. The sprite was a combination of Pokemon Red/Blue and Gold/Silver main characters.
After being in the Cross Stitcher last year, when they looked into the idea of doing a bookazine, they asked me to be one of the ‘to watch’ artists! Take that! You can pick up a copy for yourself here!
Title: Hello My Name Is Gary Date Completed: March 2013 Design: Lord Libyan Count: 14 Canvas: Navy Colours: 3 Video Game: Fallout 3
This one was for another Sprite Stitch competition and was a welcome break to the epic project I’m currently working on. The brief was originally minimalism, but it kind of got out of hand. Its based upon a joke in Fallout 3 where a vault is filled with clones all named Gary.
Title: Christmas Koffing Date Completed: December 2012 Design: Lord Libidan & EveningEmma Count: 14 Canvas: Plastic Colours:13 Video Game: Pokemon
It’s Christmas again! I luckily stumbled across these Koffing christmas patterns by my friend EveningEmma on Sprite Stitch. She did one with a santa hat, however, knowing my previous years Pokemon attempts, I took the christmas cake! They also for perfectly with last years!
Title: Pop Up Pacman Ghost Date Completed: December 2012 Design: Lord Libidan Video Game: Pacman
This was just a test to see if how pop up cards work. I always loved pop up books as a kid, and I loved the idea you might be able to make a pop up from a single sheet of paper. On a bit of a high from my Pacman etched glass I contined with the Pacman theme as it was super simple. I learnt a few things, and I had originally wanted to attempt something bigger and more complicated, however as I tried, I realied how problematic some shapes would be. I never finished the larger one.
Title: Space Invader Etched Pint Glass Date Completed: November 2012 Design: Lord Libidan Video Game: Space Invaders
Having worked on my etched Pacman pint glass, I had another glass free, so working on eactly the same principle, I have a Space Invader attacking, whilst a gun defends against it. On the base of the glass are the words “GAME OVER” which you can see after finishing your drink. As the Pacman glass was my first, I expected this one to be slightly clearer on the edges, however the glass etching cream worked its way under the tape and so its less neat (although hardly noticable).