Two years ago, along with every other person on the Internet, I made a Vegeta meme when the Bitcoin price climbed past $9000. Although I was initially hesitant to make the same joke again, I thought it’d be fun to approach it as a sequel, and render it in a completely different way.
The painted aesthetic and flat background is a new path I’ve been taking recently, and it’s forcing me to really sweat the little details. For example, the candlestick graph he’s viewing on his HUD:
I’m proudest of the hands though, which is something I’ve always struggled with and are 10x harder to paint than to draw. Still so much to learn!
The original, originally published in late November 2017, looks like this:
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