Monday, June 13, 2011

Somewhere over the Mega Man

The following illustration isn't just pretty; it's also pretty appropriate--especially if you're aware that before they settled on Mega Man the brass at Capcom contemplated calling their now-iconic character Rainbow Man.


German artist bartotainment is responsible for the image above, by the way. To see more examples of his work--the bulk of which is game-inspired--pay a visit to his Flickr photostream.

See also: Mega Man, Rock Man or ... Rainbow Man?!?

10 comments:

Rob said...

Can we have Rainbow Mega man?

Rob said...

Can we have Rainbow Mega man?

Bryan Ochalla said...

Hey there, Rob! Nice to see you here :)

As for your comment: I'm guessing you're asking for some sort of "Rainbow Power" or weapon for Mega Man? Or are you asking for a rainbow-colored Mega Man?

Either one sounds good to me!

Viewtiful_Justin said...

I think I want a rainbow of Mega Men (Mega Mans?) tattooed across my shoulders.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Now, *that* would be an interesting tattoo! I'll bet it would take a while, though, if you wanted them to be accurate with the pixels.

BTW, a few people on Twitter suggested this would make a great t-shirt design. I agree!

BARTO said...

hi bryan!

thank you for blogging the illustration and i´m proud that some of you like the work! :-)

seeing it as an tattoo would be great!!! if you use it for a tattoo i would like to see a photo of it, justin!

cheers from germany,

barto

www.PIXELKITSCH.de / www.BARTOTAINMENT.com

Viewtiful_Justin said...

I think I'd stick with a T-shirt, since I'm not a tattoo kind of guy. I've got a problem committing to a tattoo for life...but if they made it a T-shirt, I'd like to see them a little more spaced out and only in one row.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Hey there, BARTO! You're very welcome. BTW, a few people on Twitter mentioned they'd love seeing this on a shirt. Not sure you can actually produce them (copyright issues?), but I thought I'd let you know in case you can :)

Bryan Ochalla said...

Justin: I'm with you! Tattoos are waaaaay too permanent for me. A t-shirt, though, would be great. Oh, and I like your idea of seeing just one line of them.

BARTO said...

okay, thanks guys! i will keep it in mind with the shirt! :-)