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Mega Man 9 by jdjartist Mega Man 9 by jdjartist
Last year I was commissioned to do the cover for Mega Man 9 by Capcom! It was really fun to do, especially the research part. I looked up a lot of BAAAAD 1980's VHS box cover art, as well as the original Mega Man 1 cover for inspiration. It was done all digitally (I had about two weeks to finish this) and I think it turned out pretty neat!
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Rocking-Mega-Man Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
CONGLATURATION
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JesseDuRona Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It is VERY neat indeed!!!
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LegendySonicFan Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist
Bad (ass) Boxart lol XD love it
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brotoad Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it is sooo beautiful!
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Zinzeta84 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Student Artist
The horrible box art of the first game still give me giggles. This has reminded me. Thanks.
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TheJackRabbit Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Student Filmographer
Sir this is amazing and unexpected. One day I wish to do something as amazing as this one day.
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MathieuBeaulieu Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I really appreciated you choose to make it as an old nes-cover style.
Nice job! (I'm a bit late... but I didn't know you were at DeviantArt)
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DarkOliver Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011   Traditional Artist
Cool!
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Keystar01 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Is it just me, or does Mega Man look a bit like Mega Man X?
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Komayto Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
I love ur stuff. I'm wearing this shirt right now.
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Dragonrider1227 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
I never liked the old Mega Man box cover art but it's amusing to see the tradition kept up. But this is actually better than the originals because he resembles Mega Man a bit more than the originals did
Oh, and Dr. Wily actually looks more badass here than in the actual game!
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Director1265 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
That's just plain COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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rodrev Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic!
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Karnidina Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
My boyfriend was just showing me some of the past mega man box art. Some of the photos not linking at all with the game. (one even showed mega man with a gun... -_- lol)
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Zsleepy Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
lol the artwork looks funni XD
but i like it :)
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Foowd Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet, It has a very nice 80s feel to it!
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sonicaddict Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
whoa whoa wait a sec YOU did that thats awsome i remember playing megaman and being hooked on it but that was YEEEEEEEAAAARS AAAGO when i was like five then came sonic and i just started playing the trail for mega man 10 and i fell in love with the series again and im soooo happy both are coming back to the style i love them on.
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dunehazard Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
finally, adult megaman not looking like a.... well, not sure what, but this looks better.
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K0R2N3H Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010   Interface Designer
A week or so I was looking at horrid box art of Megaman and came across this, and thought to myself....

Some person had to purposefully draw bad art in order for it to be, well - good!

Don't take this comment in the wrong way, as it's intended to be a complement. I think most people have a hard time reverting from good drawing to "bad." But you've successfully done it.
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beneil Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
MegaMan 9 cover look wheyyyyyyyyyy betra that the NES cover OF MegaMan.

PS did you see Europe cover OF MegaMan?
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BlueSatoshi Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
Wow, I had no idea this was on deviantART!
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v5planet Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
You were the one who made this boxart? I remember discussing it with friends at length. It was so ... entirely perfect, for what Mega Man 9 was trying to accomplish. You really nailed the late 80s look. Excellent job, my friend.
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derenden Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!
YOU DID IT?!
you are the man
haha
you really caught the spirit haha
congratz
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lynda-chan Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
Wow, you were behind this shred of immortal brilliance?! Finally a person to thank for the joy your picture brought us retro gamers!!

A friend of mine printed your picture out on card and fashioned it into an old NES box as a gift... It's testimony to your skills that it looks right at home in my NES collection. =)
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GENZOMAN Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
When I see this at the press I fall in love with this cover, Remind me a lot when I was a Kid waiting for new Mega man games to come.

you rly caught the soul of that nostalgic felling of the old NES clasics.

congrats (manly tears!)
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LazarCotoron Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I had no idea you were on DA. I read about this and I'd been looking for a larger picture of it so I could see all the details (Kotaku.com pointed this out to me).

I remember when I saw this... it was like 1986 jumped up and paid me a visit.
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x-SAgi-x Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
hah i remember how cover art and games used to differ!!

this is great!
i love it
f+
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KrazyKasey Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
haha man I never get tired of seeing this. Great work!
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kidchuckle Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
ahhh you're THE GUY!!!!!!! thats awesome great pic man!
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ZEBES Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist
I second Chamba's comment. Oh my, this is pure awesome!!! You made us old farts happy :D
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8bitisawesome Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
You made it? Cool!
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andrea-koupal Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
YOU made this cover? Dear god, you're like my hero.
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mekklesack Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
cool!
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theCHAMBA Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
this is yours?!

haha you're a LEGEND mate!
LEGEND!
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zeroxtb Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dude! you made this?

ahahah, too excellent
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Superjustinbros Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This and the game are awesome. :)
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mr2104 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
I LOVE THIS WORK!
AWESOME!
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scrotumnose Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
you, sir, are a genius.

i got this on Wii virtual console and was incredibly sad that i did not have this box. or poster. or shirt. or anything with this picture on it. :(
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8bf Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
xD
when I saw this I had no doubts... it just worked perfectly!

:D
Thanks for this... really. I'm a huge classic Mega Man fan.
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FuPoo Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
great job on this!
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xGeoxStelarx Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
You drew the art? Thats awesome! I love the art for this game!
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RockMan87 Featured By Owner May 21, 2009   Digital Artist
Wow... o.O

I love it.
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ArcZero Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
I loved the Mega Man 9 "cover" so much... Thank you for doing this. :3
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dynamicsketch Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You're the one who did this? I loved this art. For some odd reason, that buzzsaw hands robot running in the back makes me laugh. Also makes me wish that it wound up in the game. XD
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captkiro Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
hence the term badgood
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rodriguis Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Wow nostalgia! I remember the classic us cover arts from megaman and atari covers like space invaders, megamania and others, classic! Nice art man. :)
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JonFreeman Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009   Digital Artist
so I finally find the artist responsible. :)

A sincere thanks for the atrocious cover art! :D It totally made my day (in a when I saw that Capcom commissioned this intentionally bad art work! Great work! Thanks again! ^___^
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ArfJason Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
You are amazing. You simply are.
First this, then El Tigre, I don't know how to put it in words.
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raycaster7 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
YOU DID THIS?
YOU'RE THE BEST.
You made Mega Man 9 better with the impact of this cover.
With this, you hammered home it was the classic game again, a return to roots.
It's so delightfully horrible. I love it.
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