For Concepts class, we had to create our own version of a favorite video game cover. I grew up on Playstation 1 games such as Gran Turismo, Spyro the Dragon, and my favorite, Crash Bandicoot. I decided to redo the cover for the first Crash Bandicoot game, where he must save his furry girlfriend, Tawnya Bandicoot, from the clutches of his evil creator, Dr. Neo Cortex. I can remember as a child always going back and re-playing the boss stages of the game. Crash's developer's at the time, Naughty Dog, did a great job giving each boss character their own unique personality and look. They even went to the trouble of giving the player background information on the characters in the game booklet. Because of this, I decided to make the new game cover have a greater emphasis on these characters while still making Crash the focal point.
Original Naughty Dog Cover from 1996
This is another piece I did for Concepts, where I illustrated the phrase "Sweet Sorrow".
Some really sad doughnuts.