We here at The PractitioNERD enjoy when the worlds of art meet professional wrestling (see HERE and HERE), and this story is no different. Al Creed, a Canadian artist, uses a minimal, old-school (and very 8-bit) design technique to create unique, classic video-game inspired images of WWE and NXT Superstars. Here’s Al to tell you a little more about himself after the break. Also, yes, that IS Macho Man Randy Savage as Bonesaw from 2002’s Spider-Man on the top row, 2nd from the right. OOOOOH YEEEEEAH!!!!
Hey, I’m Al. I am an 8-Bit Artist in that I like to draw things (usually figures from popular culture) in low-resolution pixel format. I call it 8-Bit Art, because it looks like the digital art from 8-Bit video games.
I’ve been watching wrestling since I was 3 years old, and it is my favourite subject to draw. However, I am probably best known for my 8-Bit hockey jerseys that circulated around the Sports Blog-o-sphere (is that still a word?) early last summer.
Other interests include cats, graphic novels, and cryptozoology.
You can follow Al on Twitter here, and check out his Tumblr for more wrestling, movie, and pop culture 8-bit figures and designs. Also, be sure to throw some money his way if you’re so inclined to support all of this awesome-ness.