I love watching time-lapse artwork.  A lot can be learned by watching the techniques, tips, and tricks of other artists.  I don’t mean copying their work; I mean learning specific techniques that can help us enhance our own work.  Recently, I had the pleasure of watching a remastering of an old Doom screen.

Here’s another one with an old favorite of mine:

The artist who created those images used a fair amount of samples from other images.  I’ve done a little bit of this in the past, but very selectively.  Generally, if I haven’t taken the photo myself, I avoid using footage from another piece unless I specifically wanted to pay homage to that piece.  For example, when I made the image above for the Shadowfist card game, I wanted to give a viable reasoning behind the Voynich manuscript.

If you get a chance, check out the rest of the videos on that guy’s channel; they’re really cool.  I like the idea of taking the old game sprites and remastering them with a painterly style.

What games would you like to see painted?