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Video Game Watering (It's Dangerous to Go Alone) by labrattish
Video Game Watering (It's Dangerous to Go Alone)
Created for San Japan 8's general art contest (for badges/programs). This year's theme is gaming (and the cute full title for the con is San Japan 8-bit). I won a finalist spot, which means my art will be used on a badge, but I'm not sure which of the three pieces will be used. Personally, nothing is more universal when you mention video games than the Mario universe...and I'm sorta obsessed with piranha plants. Originally I wanted to put the San Antonio skyline in the background, but it isn't as distinct or as easy as I would have liked. So chose general clouds. The navi brooch is so not Mario world, but it was too cute to not include.
San Japan MishMosh Lettering by labrattish
San Japan MishMosh Lettering
This was designed for San Japan 8's t-shirt contest, but the more I did on it, the more I realised it was better as a general San Japan thing than befitting the gaming theme of the year. I'd like to say that this image represents a pretty good mix of everything San Japan encompasses with an increasingly awesome mix of anime, gaming, and pop culture fandoms. I finished as a finalist, but I'm unsure of which of the three pieces I submitted will be used (and for what).

Can you name where everything is from?

Here's the list:

Anime: Attack on Titan, Bleach, Blue Exorcist, Cardcaptor Sakura, Cowboy Bebop, Deadman Wonderland, Death Note, FLCL, Ghost in the Shell (x2), Gundam, Gungrave, Gurren Lagann, Hellsing, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Madoka Magica, Naruto (x2), One Piece, Princess Mononoke, Princess Tutu, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Sailor V, Serial Experiments Lain, Space Dandy, Sword Art Online, XXXholic, Yugioh, Code Geass, Dragon Ball (x2), Durarara, Elfin Lied, Full Metal Alchemist, Kill la Kill, Neon Evangelion, Sailor Moon, Miyazaki, Soul Eater.

Gaming: Assassin’s Creed, Bomberman, Borderlands, D20, Deadspace, Devil May Cry, Dragon Age, Fallout, Final Fantasy, Fire Emblem, Kingdom Hearts, Konami Code, Mario (x4), Mario kart, Mass Effect (x2), Metal Gear Solid, Portal, Sonic, Space Invaders, Starfox, Animal Crossing, Bioshock, Golden Sun, Pacman, Pokemon, Resident Evil, Tetris, Xenoblade, Zelda (x2)

Pop Culture: Avatar (Last Air Bender), Gravity Falls, Harry Potter, Homestuck, Kamen Rider, Origami Crane, Sherlock, Star Wars (Sith Empire and Jedi Order), Tardis, Star Trek, Steven Universe, Supernatural, Vocaloid. 

SJ 8 Tee Design: 8Bit Adventures by labrattish
SJ 8 Tee Design: 8Bit Adventures
Created for San Japan 8's tee shirt contest. While it didn't win, I placed as a finalist, but I have no idea which of the three pieces are going to be used or how (just that the finalist designation set me up to have a table at the convention).

The design specs are 4 colors, including black and white, and the shirt color. I chose the dark red shirt, two mid greys and black and white. 
Design features Sana (the mascot) playing a gameboy, resting on an NES controller, with a playstation, xbox, and wee controller behind her. In the background, Pacman, Space Invaders, Tetris, Mario Brothers (blocks and piranha plant), konami code, pokemon, zelda, a generic dungeon key, and galaga are represented.
Gamers Without Joysticks by labrattish
Gamers Without Joysticks
"Nearly half the population in the world is female; it follows suit that a growing number of women are investing their time in gaming, both as professionals and as enthusiasts. Gamers Without Joysticks is a diverse community of women gaming enthusiasts and professionals. While created as a safe haven for venting, discussing, and networking, Gamers Without Joysticks now hosts panels at conventions discussing what it’s like to be a woman who enjoys videogames, from (what should be) the simple act of playing to joining the industry as a professional."

Created as a tee design/banner logo etc. for Gamers Without Joysticks.  It actually has 4 different skin tones to choose from (but this is my favourite tone).
I wanted to make sure that it represented more than just videogames, since, while videogames are their main focus, gaming is so much more than that (and the community has wide range of tabletop/card/roleplaying games).

So represented in it:
Three major controllers, 1 handheld system (and stylus)
Die, pencil, pen, character sheet for roleplaying/D&D type games
Pawn, checkers, and tiles (loosely based around Settlers of Catan tiles) for tabletops/board games (Die could go here too)
Cards! (Based on the Ancient Mew Pokemon card, a Magic card, and a Munchkin card)

Available on my Red Bubble store:…

Entirely vector.
Entirely created in Adobe Illustrator (CS4)
All textures hand drawn, all fonts free commercial licensed.


Journal Entry: Sun Jan 19, 2014, 9:57 PM

So it's that day again where I get to change my journal to look nice.
I don't really have much to say that's new...I'm taking 3d animation and programming courses which are proving to be a lot of fun and I'll be vending at Realms Con in October.  Other than that, here's the news that's been on my journal before that I feel like showing again.

I was published in the World of Warcraft Tribute artbook put out by Udon. yay me!:…

I won the sticker design contest for Damsel in this Dress:…

I had a design produced on ChicStar (and was thus paid for that):…

In non-art related news, the book that I helped with, was published in December:…

  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: the rain
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: Falafel


P. Sipes
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Just a medical anomaly working as a research assistant seeking a little sanity in the artsy side of life.

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Grizzly-Bear-Joe101 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday.
BlueMoonroseDragon Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Hey class buddyBroken Fighting Dome (Kawaii Please) 
yujikoi Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Hi there, I love your art!
I print out shirts and was wondering if you can make a few designs!?

Please e-mail at

Thank you.
Treacly Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey! I saw you at mizuumi con, I asked for your autograph and I was wearing a mlp fluttershy pajama. (: :heart:
RevvReborn Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i like your stuff!
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