Don 1UP: Oneup-Cartel Illustration by Kayrex
Meet @kayrex: Original 1UP Mushroom Illustrator
The talented Venezuelan has joined our blockchain already in 2016 and has shared with us over the years a multitude of great characters that he invented. I have stopped counting how many original works he created just for me alone over the past four years.
But before we get to him, below are a two featured posts of his, with his introduction and the original 1UP mascot contribution,
|I am ''Kayrex''|
|Graphic contribution for the 1up mascot|
One of the most famous HIVE accounts in the Splinterlands community is the biggest monster of them all, stacked to the head with SPT, the Splintertalk tribe token. When I launched that curation service years ago, I gave him this avatar, created by @kayrex and inspired by Shroomie. It was supposed to become a Boss Monster in Splinterlands but that feature didn't come alive so far.
When I launched the ONEUP community, it was time to revive our old mascot and finally give it the attention it deserves. The same is true for @kayrex. His most recent illustrations for 1UP were some cross-overs to Axie Infinity, Splinterlands and ChiFiBots.
Meet Don 1UP
I wanted him to create a classic Chicago's Gangster in Al Capone style. But I didn't want him to use real guns. @kyrex came up with the idea to give him a Power Glove and a Zapper Gun. I loved the sketch right away and only requested to add some lightning to the gun.
The result is really stunning, I would say. The glow effects are amazing and colours work really well. Incredibly fitting design for the @Oneup-Cartel, don't you think?
Obviously we need to obligatory divider graphics in Cartel style.
I even created two, as the version with the Cartel logo coin really looks like a cool alternative to our usual design with the character in the center.
Don 1UP really works great on our new YouTube channel as well, don't you think?
The next illustration is already ordered and it will be nothing else than Don 1UP with his glas raised for a toast!
Please check out @kayrex profile and give him a follow.