Happy National Video Games Day!





It's National Video Games Day - and if there's one thing creatives love, it's playing video games (a close cousin of animation)! 

To help us celebrate the day we asked our artists to share some of their fanart for their favourite games.

What could be better than combining our love for video games with our love for drawing? Take a look for yourself!

 

Mitch Deslippe: I just finished this drawing of Spidey to celebrate the new PS4 Spider-Man video-game that just came out!

I've also done a sketch of Samus from Metroid and I have a Skullkid costume I made from the Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.

/images/labs/NationalVideogameDay-002.jpg Spider-Man /images/labs/NationalVideogameDay-003.jpg Samus from Metroid /images/labs/NationalVideogameDay-004.jpg Skullkid costum from the Legend of Zelda - Majora's Mask

Darren Murray: I used to play Crash Bandicoot growing up with my brothers. As we're all grown up now and I no longer live with my brothers, looking backing on what we played together brings back lots of great, fun memories!

Crash Bandicoot
Crash Bandicoot

George Crosbie: This is a Metal Gear Solid piece I did a couple of years ago, big fan of the series despite it involving a lot of waiting and boxes!

Metal Gear Solid
Metal Gear Solid

Giedre Kaveckaite: Here's a drawing of Link from Zelda: Breath Of The Wild from a while ago. Sunk over 140 hours on this game and still not tired of it!

Link from Zelda Breath Of The Wild
Link from Zelda Breath Of The Wild

Jamie Roberts: Shortlist magazine commissioned me last year to come up with an unusual take on Minecraft, so I made it look (as much as I could) like a real Victorian mining photo.

Minecraft
Minecraft

Sophie Gallo: I like to draw modern people with Pokémon like they're their pets!

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Nuno Nobre: These are two paintings that were inspired by well-known video-games - first from Assassin's Creed and then Tomb Raider.

/images/labs/NationalVideogameDay-015.jpg Assassin's Creed /images/labs/NationalVideogameDay-014.jpg Tomb Raider

David Fernandez: While not my favorite Overwatch character to play, Genji by far has my favourite look. The cyborg-ninja trope may be overdone, but Genji's design makes him memorable among his contemporaries.

Genji from Overwatch
Genji from Overwatch

Aidan McKenna: This is a sketch I did of pyramid head from Silent Hill 2. He's probably the most iconic baddie in video-game horror and still gives me the creeps all these years later!

Pyramid Head from Silent Hill 2
Pyramid Head from Silent Hill 2

Chloe Peters: Okami is a Zelda-like action adventure game which was recently re-released in HD on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. I played it when young and I've had a soft spot for it ever since.

Okami
Okami

Wen Ling Lim: Drew this while hoping for an NA localization of Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum n Fun back in July and coincidentally the announcement for it came out 3 days after! Looking forward to its release in November!!

Taiko no Tatsujin Drum 'n' Fun
Taiko no Tatsujin Drum 'n' Fun

Shannon Phelan: This is a drawing I made for myself ages ago…Everyone should love Skyrim.

Skyrim
Skyrim

Joshua Im: This is 2B from Nier: Automata an action role-playing game.

2B
2B

Melissa Lee: This is a little tribute to Pokémon that I made last year, of my favourite starter Pokémon, the bird trio!

Bird Trio from Pokemon
Bird Trio from Pokemon

Jonathon Coit: This is my painting of Link from The Legend of Zelda.

Link from The Legend of Zelda
Link from The Legend of Zelda

Samantha Braithwaite:I made this Acryla Gouache painting of Frog from Chrono Trigger - a Super Nintendo JRPG (Japanese Roll Playing Game) that had cut scenes done by the studio that did the show Dragonball.

The other image is Uniracers for the SNES. It's racing unicycles!

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Eduardo Espinoza: This is Ryu from the seminal arcade game Street Fighter. These pieces were hand-drawn, then coloured and filtered digitally.

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Michael Michaelides: Happy 20th Spyro!!! Here’s a thing I slowly whipped up in celebration of both the remade trilogy and Elora’s new design. Thanks for bringing back those precious childhood memories Toys For Bob!

Spyro the Dragon and Elora
Spyro the Dragon and Elora

Anahita Tabarsi

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