The Compulsive Squire

Where Outstanding Humour Meets Desperate Boredom

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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.

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.

Father & Sons’ Design Workshop

Dorkly have found an artist/illustrator able to do something all dads try to do with their children a few times in their lives, validate their imagination. The Father & Sons’ Design Workshop is a project where Thomas Romain (Father) makes incredible anime-ified works of character art from his sons (& Sons’). It would be unwise to go through this life without seeing a mess of felt-tip and tube bodies get somehow transformed into Gundam Peter Quill. So check out the Twitter and Patreon for regular updates on the drawings. Every time you click, one of his boys gains the courage to colour outside the lines.

Free to Play

Remember kids, happiness lies at the bottom of mummy’s purse.


Belgium-born, artistically-creative, and social network fiend, Adrien Noterdaem, has opened a Tumblr (that safe, porn image search engine) made to hold his reimaginings of real & fictional people with a bit of a Springfield twist. Though an accomplished Illustrator, Art Director, Senior Creative, Designer etc. ADN proves you can always make like that little better by showing what’d be like if Drogo shopped at that armless ex-army guy’s weapons shop. Click the picture.