Attack of the Fan Art


For those of you who haven't played The Witcher 3, it entails exploring a fantasy world to collect cards for Gwent, a game-in-the-game that features dozens of beautiful illustrations and about thirty seconds of music.

The system relies on artificial scarcity to escalate the tension. For instance, I cannot find the Scorch card anywhere, yet every Tom, Dick, and Gunther has three of them in each deck.

As an added bonus, here's a speed paint I did while playing through Bioshock Infinite several years ago. Both drawings were crafted with PaintTool SAI, which is a fun escape when I tire of Photoshop's notorious brush lag.

I was surprised to learn that eating spaghetti from lavatory garbage bins restores health. I wonder how much those game designers drew from their personal experience.



Back in 2005, it was popular for artists on Pixel Joint to contribute nerd culture characters to the Wee Project. When I browsed the submissions, I noticed a glaring omission from its lineup: the Doom Marine. A few pixels later, I had an avatar that would grace my posts for over a decade!

This depiction is long overdue for an update, which I have finally addressed.