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Jorge Marme

Storyboard artist, background artist and videogame nerd, Jorge Marme (also known by handle, @j.marme) felt so struck with creativity upon the launch of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Nintendo Switch, that he has set himself the personal task of drawing every one of its characters. And my my, each piece of art is cheerful, cute, colourful and more chocked full of charm than a cup of cuddly canaries. The colouring is strong, the poses are dramatic (and reminiscent of the character’s individual abilities), and the facial expressions could give the DreamWorks Face a run for its money. Click the pic, or here, to view a gallery of his Smash Bros illustrations.

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Raf Grassetti

3D artist, Sony Art Director and man-capable-of-drawing-two-eyed-Sonic-without-the-internet-bursting-into-flames, Rafael Grassetti (otherwise known by his handle, @rafagrassetti) has reinterpreted a host of the playable characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Nintendo Switch. Grounding them in more realistic terms, Raf skillfully pinpoints their animal-like, contextual or (more often than not) grotesque features, and pulls them out through 3D modelling and deft texture effects. Click the pic, or here, to scroll through his Smash Bros recreations (and others) on his instagram.

BlancaVidal

Spanish artist, BlancaVidal, is a purveyor over an abundance of charm and cuteness; designer of a gallery of illustrations based of different gaming and anime characters. They’re a dab hand with watercolours and inks, creating both beautifully colourful sketches and dramatic stark prints – all available in a range of t-shirts and home decor products. Click the pic to go through to their TeePublic page for the best look at several of the designs.

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Jacq the Stripper

Meet the work of Jacqueline Frances, better known as Jacq The Stripper. As you may have guessed, Jacq has one of those day jobs that most likely takes place at night. Through this job, that she performs proudly, Jacq comes across several unique people, scenarios and opinions that she has transformed into multiple amusing comic strips for our blessed viewing pleasure. The main theme of the drawings are challenging the societal shame around stripping; attacking the male psychology around it, the contradictory overlaps between the patriarchal and feminist view of stripping, a few choice quotes and some honest-to-God functional life hacks for the craft. With a bit of sexy, and a lot of sassy, Jacq the Stripper takes targeted shots at the taboo of stripping and the assumed disposition of women (and men) that do it. And she’s making some great points, some funny pictures, and published literature for your purchasing pleasure while doing it.

Disney Evolution [Ry-Spirit]

The Australian artist known simply as Ry-Spirit has imagined a world where various characters under the ever increasing Disney umbrella, undergo the evolution process of the Pokémon series. We at The Compulsive Squire can never pass up a good Disney mash-up, so check out all your favourite social medias to check out the full gallery of evolving Disney characters. It’s only a matter of time before we get a Eevee evolving into every Disney Princess situation.

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