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Beyond Oasis box art cover
By avatar Drakxxx 46 on October 22nd, 2008
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Drakxxx 46 [ 1 decade ago ]

This is my entry against Ervo in the Retro Box Art Competition.
Please check it out, and vote for your favorite:
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Anyways, about the box. Beyond Oasis has got to be, without a doubt one of my favorite Genesis games ever, and what a surprise, it's also easily one of the most underrated. If you guys like Zelda style action/adventure games, you are doing yourself a great disservice as a gamer if you've never checked it out.

The official box art for the game was absolutely horrendous, straight down to the logo.
There is positively no artwork to be had online for the product either.
So, this is yet another, with the exception of some of the fonts, a completely custom box.

Besides the custom renders on the front, I did a lot of editing work with the plate the front logo is on, as well as the screen boarders on the back. Since I designed the front to have the logo large and on the bottom, I had to do some alternative placements with the K-A rating and Sega Seal of Quality. I also created the template myself as well.

Thanks as always in advance guys for your comments, and please enjoy!

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Blaker101 40 [ 1 decade ago ]

This is really cool, I love your artwork and style.

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hsoldier 44 [ 1 decade ago ]

#2, I do to XD i really love the front :D nice job

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ojoe2000 28 [ 1 decade ago ]

Awesome

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KoopaDasher 30 [ 1 decade ago ]

I know you draw the art yourself, but it's starting to get repetitive to me... I mean, it's great art on its own, and waaaaaay better than I could do, but your boxes all end up looking the same...they have the same style. Switch it up a bit! Try some games that were made after the Nixon administration, and use some official art :-p

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Drakxxx 46 [ 1 decade ago ]

Thanks guys.

#5 I know what your saying, but in the defense of your perceived repetition of my recent work, a lot of people on here have "they're thing" -making the custom art and custom game ideas is my thing. I do my best to work with different console platforms and genres, but like a good many other artists on here, my forte is going to be apparent.

Also, I probably got a few years on your average VGboxartist, so my appreciation of video games lends itself to the retro set predominantly. I'm sure I don't have to explain the concept of how working with particular things you like makes the whole creation process more fun.

I do agree that my style of illustration may run into one another with these box designs, which is why I did what I did here: link
But it comes down to the fact that I have a passion for both traditional and graphic arts. I find myself the most happy and creative when I can incorporate both.

I've been thinking about what more recent games I could create custom imagery for, so I'll definitely keep it in mind. And though I'm certainly not against working with official art, I'm sure you wouldn't be surprised to know that it's not really how I prefer to do business.

I'll tell you what though, I have a Halloween themed game and a competition box (might be original art) I want to upload, but my next box after that, I'll work with official art. What the heck.

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darkwickus 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

I think this is absolutely fantastic. This was a great game for the Genesis and I really think you captured the feel of the game. I actually like the fact that your art style isn't bound to that of the original game and artists, and that allows you to truly create something magical and that you can call your own.

I look forward to seeing much more original art from you. But for now, fav!

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shadysaiyan 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

Your drawing skills are fantastic! great box!

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ClonedX 35 [ 1 decade ago ]

and this is why im going to loose on fall fiesta

Great work as always

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tleeart 45 [ 1 decade ago ]

Your art continues to wow me. It's completely not how I would have perceived this game's art to look like, and that's fine with me. The art here is polished, vivid and detailed. I gotta try my hand at a box like this soon. Actually I'm about to do something similar, but closer to the vein of your King's field box. Keep this up, Drakxxx!

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Drakxxx 46 [ 1 decade ago ]

#7 I knew if anyone would have remembered this game it would have been you man! Awesome, and thanks for your support as always.

#10 Thank you sir. I would love to see you do a box with custom artworks.

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GlowBlue 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

#5, Okay... get ready to be offended. You're wrong. Plain and simple. What Drakxxx is doing here is exactly what this site needs. Rehashing the same boxes, over and over, using the official art is boring. To suggest that someone "Use some official art" as a way to be more original... well that's just foolish. What Drakxxs has created is far more interesting because it's offering an artist's impression of a game. It's a far cry from some kid who downloaded Photoshop from thepiratebay and cut out some game wallpapers to slap into a template. This is really art. He's created something that is unique and completely his own.

I'll say this harshly, because frankly, KD, I'm not too thrilled with your attitude: when you create something that is this original and could actually be perceived as "art", THEN you have the right to criticize others. You're the only one complaining here, and it's pretty obvious that you're jealous of the talent that Drakxxx displays in his artwork. Instead of trying to tear down something good, you should be asking Drakxxx for tips on how you can improve your own style.

Drakxxx, seriously awesome. Glad to see some love for Genesis games! :) +FAV

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Drakxxx 46 [ 1 decade ago ]

#12 Thanks Josh.
I can appreciate what Koopa is saying, and I certainly respect his opinion even if I don't agree with it. I think Koopa appreciates what I do, but at the same time takes in my work on the graphic design standpoint foremost, and it's his observation that I might want to try some new things.
I know the majority appreciate my contributions here, and I love sharing my work with the community. I'll do my thing regardless, as so many do around here.

Josh we feel exactly the same way about traditional and graphic arts, and represent both dually in our work to the same level of inspiration. Out of all the friends and fellow artists I've met through here, I connect with you the most. I appreciate your defense and support man.

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axel_master 29 [ 1 decade ago ]

this is a pretty sexy box!
faved and already author faved

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Ladykiller 42 [ 1 decade ago ]

I love this one, man. Great great job. ^^

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Drakxxx 46 [ 1 decade ago ]

Thanks everyone!

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Reza 40 [ 1 decade ago ]

Win!! Where the hell was i when you uploaded this?!?! Excellent mate!

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Soukyugurentai 1 [ 1 decade ago ]

This is a million times better than the boring official NA boxart with those stupid eyes.

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