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Artist Alex Pardee is celebrating the release of The End Is Nigh with a behind-the-scenes look at his design process.


From digital sketch to a mix-media final, it’s always interesting to see an artist’s work in various stages. It also makes it even more impressive that the final image was hand-drawn and inked, followed by layers of watercolor, then finished with coloring it further (thanks to digital programs).

Alex also shared a different logo design he drafted when working on the piece. A simple image with articulated line work, you can see that the facial expression of Ash in this form made it to the final cover.

If you enjoy Alex Pardee’s work, you can find him posting more of it on Twitter and on his personal website/portfolio (which is NSFW.) Even better, you can still purchase the physical version of the game on Amazon and other retailers.

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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)