As of today, May 20, 2012, I am done with my undergraduate studies!
Even though I've technically been graduated since this past December, I took part in the ceremony today with the rest of my classmates.
To commemorate this milestone in my life, as well as show off my passion for video games - especially for 8-bit NES games, Nintendo, and Kid Icarus - I did an 8-bit drawing of NES Pit wearing a cap and gown, holding a diploma, and his famous game-over quote "I'm finished!" I altered the sprite on the computer, then lightly traced the zoomed-in image on paper, and finished it with colored pencils.
I was originally going to have Pit with the quote on my cap, as it's pictured here, but changed my mind since, well, not a lot of people know what Kid Icarus is, and thus wouldn't get the reference. But I put the photo up here 'cause I know some people on dA will enjoy it.
Got my BA now, and it's time for me to move in whatever direction life takes me. I'm hoping to do grad school in a couple years, after I've built my portfolio. Or I could move on with that portfolio to a job where my kind of work is needed. Right now, I'm focusing on doing comics and comic art, illustration, and character design, shaping and sharpening my skills as an artist and writer. So expect to see more original work up on dA from me.
Pit and Kid Icarus (c) Nintendo
Drawing (c) 2012 by Hot Cheeto89