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Here's, what I feel, is my best work of 2013. I drew very little this year, and I'm generally not very pleased with my work, but here's the best of it. (Very "mature" works not included).

Random from My Best of 2012

These are, I feel, the best drawings I did in 2012. I'm generally pretty pleased with this past year, though I wish I could have gotten more done.

Random from 2011

Here are all of my works of 2011. It was hard for me to pick my favorites being that most of them were huge collections, so I just threw em all in here. Enjoy.

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Larry Koopa Cycle by HoekKadoogen

This, simply put, is amazing. I didn’t expect it to be animated when I first clicked it. The movement is incredibly fluent. This piece ...

NES is BEST!

Here's just a look at my ever-growing collection of NES fanart I've been working on for a year and change on and off. This is my little ode to the greatest gaming console of all time, and some of my proudest work in my gallery.
Super Mario Bros. by BrendanCorrisNinja Gaiden by BrendanCorrisLittle Mac vs. Mike Tyson by BrendanCorrisCastlevania by BrendanCorrisBubble Bobble by BrendanCorrisContra by BrendanCorrisSnake Rattle n Roll by BrendanCorrisDonkey Kong by BrendanCorrisBonk and Za by BrendanCorrisLink Saves Hyrule... by BrendanCorrisNinja Gaiden II by BrendanCorrisThe Koopa Kids by BrendanCorrisThe Adventures of Lolo by BrendanCorrisThe Dark Queen by BrendanCorrisNinja Gaiden III by BrendanCorrisRumble in the Doom Ship by BrendanCorris

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BrendanCorris
Brendan Corris
United States
I'm a cartoonist who makes generally comedic comics and more. I've worked a lot on comics and creations over the years and am hoping to get my work out there. Check out my art blog at theblogofbrendancorris.blogspo….
I love video games and pretty much anything 80s - music, movies, TV, cartoons, toys, fashions, videogames, etc.

Things to know before checking out my gallery? I draw a lot of ugly/twisted designs. If that kind of style bothers you, then don't look. I also don't really hold back on mature/questionably offensive material of some kinds. If you are easily offended, don't look at my stuff.

Current Residence: Red Bank NJ - it's a toilet
Favourite genre of music: 80's pop and new wave
Favourite style of art: Demented cartoons
MP3 player of choice: iTunes/iPod - yeah, I'm a tool, though I kind of hate my Nano
Wallpaper of choice: Always varying but always something I drew. I love my own crap.
Favourite cartoon character: My characters... other people's characters?... I guess Taffy from Clayfighter. He's crazy.
Interests
I'm a little late with this one, but I was just able to catch DPA last night at a late screening (most theaters in my neck of the woods were already done showing night screenings by Thursday, so I probably caught what was literally the last screening of the movie ever by me). While I really enjoyed Rise of the Planet of the Apes (the movie's prequel) I ultimately thought it wasn't necessary as I'm generally turned off by the idea of making prequels to movies from our past, especially when the prequel story was pretty much already implied in full, but it was a great movie nonetheless. When I heard they were releasing a sequel for it, I was obviously a bit skeptical. Sure, they managed to make the first one good, but that was a long shot considering the formula. Would another "Apes" prequel really work? Well, yes, it worked quite well, actually. I was in no way disappointed by this flick, and in all ways I feel it surpassed its prequel. This movie was great from start to finish and was hands down one of the best pictures I saw all year.

In the first movie I felt the CGI, while wonderfully designed and textured, still moved quite artificially. I usually find myself feeling CGI looks fake in "live action" films, but some recent movies have been good at fixing it for the most part. Te CGI in Dawn of the Apes is much better than that of the first one, but even then, there are a few scenes here and there that still look awfully fake (especially the bear at the beginning), but, you can really see the effects specialists gave this movie their all and really pushed the limits. For most of the movie the apes are extremely believable as actual living beings, and all other effects are exquisite. Now, despite these minor cosmetic complaints, the visuals are not what need to be focused on. While they were stunning and a pleasure to look at, the real beauty of this film comes from the incredible amount of heart and emotion it possess. The movie is great in that it doesn't favor either side. Both man and ape are represented as hard-working, respectful families, leaving the audience wanting both to be at peace. A typical war film picks one side and labels them "bad". Everything is left up to the audience to decide. Both sides have such care and devotion for their families, it's actually really heart-wrenching to see them being attacked and forced into battle. I'm not going to lie, I almost teared up a couple times during this movie.

The story is a simple one, yet a strong one. It's the sort of classic story you don't mind hearing again - two innocent sides penned against each other through simple lack of communication and understanding. This simple formula is escalated to greatness through the ingenious work of the staff, and even at its 2 plus hours length, I enjoyed seeing every second. Going in, I thought "what's the point? We already know 'the apes win'?" but knowing the outcome is not what matters in this movie. What matters is seeing how the war affects both sides. Amazing amounts of character development are made for the apes, who, while they can speak some words, don't say a whole lot. And, unlike other summer films (I'm looking at you TMNT) we actually get just as much screen time for the apes as we do for the humans, perhaps more. You'll really learn to understand and love Caesar and family and comrades, and you'll be able to fully see and understand how they live and grow together. Oh, and remember that angry chimp from the last movie from the lab who was experimented on named Koba? Good, because he becomes really important in this movie.

This is definitely a must-see. I can't recommend it enough. I think I'm torn between this and Guardians of the Galaxy for "best film of the summer of 2014". This has been a great year for movies (especially for nerdy ones, which is my cup of tea) but it seems this may be the last of the summer season I will see. But, not to fear. As this season comes to an end, along come the fall films, and I already know I will be checking out a few of those. I just really wish we got some decent horror movies these days.

GAMING BOOKMARKS

My series of 10 gaming bookmarks!
Skyward Sword Bookmark by BrendanCorris Wind Waker Bookmark by BrendanCorris
Earthbound Bookmark by BrendanCorris Mother 3 Bookmark by BrendanCorris
Mega Man Bookmark by BrendanCorris Panel de Pon Bookmark by BrendanCorris
Bonk's Adventure Bookmark by BrendanCorris Donkey Kong Country 2 :Diddy's Kong Quest Bookmark by BrendanCorris
Super Mario Bookmark by BrendanCorris Super Mario Bros. 3 Bookmark by BrendanCorris

THE PLUMBER HATERS series

Plumber Haters - Lakitu by BrendanCorrisPlumber Haters - Dry Bones by BrendanCorris
Plumber Haters - Dino Rhino by BrendanCorrisPlumber Haters - Tweeter by BrendanCorris
Plumber Haters - Chargin Chuck by BrendanCorrisPlumber Haters - Birdo by BrendanCorris
Plumber Haters - Thwomp by BrendanCorrisPlumber Haters - Koopa Troopas by BrendanCorris
Plumber Haters - Rocky Wrench by BrendanCorrisPlumber Haters - Magikoopa by BrendanCorris
Plumber Haters - Pidgit by BrendanCorrisPlumber Haters - The Bros. by BrendanCorris
Plumber Haters - Rex by BrendanCorrisPlumber Haters - Goomba Shoe by BrendanCorris
Plumber Haters - Bloober by BrendanCorrisPlumber Haters - Wiggler by BrendanCorris
Plumber Haters - Buzzy Beetle by BrendanCorrisPlumber Haters - Albatoss by BrendanCorris
Plumber Haters - Sumo Bros. by BrendanCorrisPlumber Haters - Beezo by BrendanCorris
Plumber Haters - Ptooie by BrendanCorrisPlumber Haters - Blargg by BrendanCorris
Plumber Haters - Bullet Bill by BrendanCorrisPlumber Haters - Boom-Boom by BrendanCorris

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"Watch out! I'm comin' for ya, Pokey!"

Me as Ness from Earthbound, Halloween 2010

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Doom451 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
thanks for the fav :)
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wooden-horse Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thanks for adding "Commando" and "Rambo" to your favourites!
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XoPachi Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Ever play a game called Fez? 
It has a stigma attached to it because the person who made it is...vocal. But it's a pretty cool game. I originally brushed it off because I was sick of the 2D indie craze. The generic "SUPER PIXEL 2D 8 BIT RETRO JUMP MAN CRAFT" games that have been pushed out hourly. But this game is pretty unique. 'u`
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Yeah, I've heard of it as well as the creator and his threat to kill himself if the game didn't succeed. It looks like a good game but I currently have no way of downloading virtual titles. I'd like to give it a try at some point.
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XoPachi Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Shit's insanely difficult. The puzzles are unreal. You literally have to decipher the game's fictional language and understand it fluently for many late game puzzles. I've heard one even requires the understanding of binary.
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I love puzzle platformers, so I'm game to try this out.
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TurboPork Featured By Owner 3 days ago
I'm a big fan of you (I know I already said this, but every time I take a look into you page i'm spechless again, and you improved since the last time), thanks for share shuch a masterpieces!
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thanks so much, dude!
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EXIT1979 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the FAV!!!
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner 4 days ago
You're welcome.
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austriaco0688 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  New member Student General Artist
you are really good! i love your style. please tel me what you use!!=)
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thank you. I do all of my linework with pencil, then scan them and threshold them in Photoshop. I color them by mouse in Photoshop, though I plan to invest in a drawing tablet soon so I can do a better job with the shading.
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austriaco0688 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Student General Artist
youre welcome =)
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austriaco0688 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Student General Artist
yeh im startin off fresh. so on the computer my work will probably look horrible at first but im ging to keep practicing. and get better =)))
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner 5 days ago
That's the spirit. We've all got to start somewhere.
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XoPachi Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
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This has no context whatsoever, but I felt this would be relevant to your interests.

You're welcome.
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Haha, awesome. I think I actually remember this episode.
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NickProlArt Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student Filmographer
Love the style. Love the influences and gaming taste. Love it all. If you get a sec I've been trying to work on a new toon style if you could check it out and gimme pointers maybe thatd be awesome. Otherwise, love ya stuff!
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Thanks so much. I just checked out a handful of your drawings and I have to say, I am totally digging your style. I think it has a lot of potential. It's already pretty damn solid, I'd say rather than trying to add to your style at the moment I would just concentrate on improving the quality of your lines and coloring. The lines are well placed, but they are a bit blotchy and sketchy looking. Like I said, for now, the artwork itself is great, just the quality of the presentation can be finer tuned. Great stuff, though.
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NickProlArt Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student Filmographer
Seriously appreciate you taking the time to check it out and offer advice so much! Keep up your awesome work. Perhaps we can talk games/art some time. Thanks again. 
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