Videogames are for me the way novels or movies are for others, parallel storylines running alongside my own narrative that invigorate and teach me. These games are a safe place to learn, to be adventurous, to experience fear and growth and to learn life lessons – from vicariously living someone else’s life. They are also a safe haven, a reliable constant in my life where I can retreat as I need.
My youngest brother is a kindred spirit, and as a gift I created a series of ink and watercolor vignettes, two from each of his favorite videogames – a personal project since they happen to be my favorites as well.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Horizon: Zero Dawn
They are small, postcard-sized paintings, sketched on the train, painted at home, then fully inked again on the train. See how a long commute can become a beautiful thing – it just takes some watercolor, micron pens, and a shifted perspective.