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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Illustration Friday: 1980's Pac-man


Pac-man got the idea from Toru Iwatani by seaching for inspiration for a game character as a pizza with a slice missing from it. Toru wanted to create a game with mass appeal beyond the realms of the juvenile delinquent brigade. He wanted his game to appeal to children and women. The character was to be almost cartoon like with bright colors. Originally the game was christened Puckman, from the phrase pakupaku, which means to flap one's mouth open and close. The game was a massive hit in Japan almost instantly. Bally/Midway decided to bring the game to America. The deal with Namco was done, but one request was made. A name was change. So Pac-man came into being. The game was not complicated, but back in the 1980's it brought up some challenges for the designers. It took 15 months with 8 people working on it, but their perseverance was rewarded when within the first year over 100,000 machines were sold. Today the game is the best selling video game in history.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

sketch book: monkey


My dad drew this for me from the San Francisco Zoo. My dad drew it because he knows I love monkeys.

Illustration Friday: Mask



For Illustration friday I drew a picture of "The Phantom of the Opera." It inspired me by the song of the "Angel in the Mirror." I hope you like the mask and the rose? I painted the rose and the mask.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Illustration Friday: invention


For my invention I already got an invention. In 7th grade the class had to make a new invention to make something easier to use. For me I made pencil earrings because I always forget to bring or lose my pencil. But when I use my pencil earring I know where the pencil is. In my ears. I had to draw the idea, what it is used for, and precent the idea to the class. Plus I did a thing to keep the lead in one ear. Hope you like the invention?!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

sketch book: fanticy and supernatural


This is my fanticy and supernatural drawing. I just wanted to draw. How do you like it?

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

sketch book: the tool you use



I drew a loshion, a pencil that has been biten, a paint brush, and a pink earaser. Hope you like my drawing.

sketch book:speedy shoe


This suppose to be for speed but I got late putting it for the word. Hope you like my shoe.

sketch book:chinese name


this is my name in chinese. It means golden pearl.

sketch book:bart


I drew bart. I hope you like it.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Illustration Friday: Thanksgiving



For illustration Friday I draw Pochahones looking out to see a ship. I didn't have any ideas at first, but then I thought of Pochahones. How the pilgrims went to see the indians.

~monkeyfreak

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Illostration Friday: clear



The first thing I thought of was a crystal ball for clear. So what do you think?!

~monkeyfreak