I am definitely one of those people who wears my geek on the outside. I’ve got an entire drawer full of gaming or tech related t-shirts and my basement is decorated with framed posters ranging from Star Wars to Portal 2. That’s why when I was given the opportunity to check out one of the offerings from 8-bit Acrylic I immediately jumped all over it.
For those who haven’t heard of him 8-bit Acrylic is an artist who paints 8-bit characters on canvas. All of his current offerings are on 8×10 panels. That size is perfect for me because it can be displayed or hung anywhere and it doesn’t look overwhelming to have more than one panel on a single wall. The owner, Andrew, can paint just about anything your heart desires on that canvas as long as it’s 8-bit.
My specific request was to get an image of Link from the original Legend of Zelda with his sword held out in front of him. The canvas painting came out perfect. The colors are vivid and the single color background makes the sprite pop wonderfully. My Link will be proudly displayed amongst my other poster in my basement nerd cave. I’m so infactuated with his work that I will likely be purchasing a few more paintings of my son’s favorite Mario characters to adorn his walls.
If you have a love of 8-bit sprites and wearing your hobbies on the outside definitely check out the 8-bit Acrylic Etsy store. You will not regret your decision.