PN Featured Artist: Terry Lucas
This weeks Pure Nintendo featured artist is the awesome Terry Lucas. He uses all different types of mediums to express his love for video games. He also creates custom mask sculptures, including one from a certain 3DS game releasing in just a few of weeks ;D. If you like what you see you can also purchase some of his artwork from his Estsy shop, enjoy!
KD: How long have you been into sculpting and creating art?
TL: I’ve been into sculpting since my junior year in highschool, so I’ve been doing that for 6 years. My focus has been on art in general since I was a small child drawing knights and dragons. I would often be called out of my other classes to help with art related school projects and to help students in higher grades than my own with their pieces. I have also had my work in the Huntington Museum of Art.
KD: I really like your Majora and Metroid masks. What are some of the other projects you’ve worked on that are video game related?
TL: Thank you! I have always loved Majora’s Mask for its darker, more serious approach. I’ve done several pieces from Majora’s Mask such as scenes from the game burned into wood, to sketches I’ve done for friends. I’ve drawn countless Zelda themed pieces as well as Metroid and Resident Evil pieces. Other mask related pieces are planned for the future such as the Redead mask, Fierce Deity mask and much more. I love doing masks.
KD: What other forms of artwork do you dabble in, besides sculpting?
TL: Drawing is probably what I have done the most but I do pyrography (wood burning), wood carving, air brushing, and painting (oil and watercolor). I’ve also touched in glass art and blacksmithing. Sculpting has been my favorite since I’ve started doing it. There’s something about taking a glob of clay or Magic Sculpt and forming it into something remarkable.
KD: What is your favorite Nintendo game or series? Do video games inspire you a lot when it comes to art?
TL: My favorite Nintendo game series is definitely the Legend of Zelda. But I play a ton of loveable games that are also close to the top of my list like Metroid, Resident Evil, and Dark Souls. Video games inspire me when it comes to art unlike anything else. In my eyes some video games are art. The fantastic lands to explore and unique characters within really make the imagination come to life. When I’m doing video game inspired art I always try to imagine how the place, item or character would look through my eyes as if they existed in the real world with a slight twist. (Battle-torn, damaged clothing, dents and slashes in the armour or shields, gray, foreboding skies, etc.)