The Original 2

February 8, 2008

You might not remember it from before.  I made this in 8th grade… my first full page maze.  It was originally drawn with blue ink and was drawn on notebook paper.  It was looking pretty shabby.  Then Chris, my roommate, volunteered to clean it up – he added a lot of really cool details, deleted all the lines from the paper, and made everything a solid black.  Pretty sharp looking!  Anyway, it isn’t 100% done since no path actually leads to the end.  I’m working on that.  But this is more or less the final product.   See more here or at mazedojo.com!

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Alien Roots

January 24, 2008

I finished this maze mid December.  The background is completely digital- I really had no idea what to do and couldn’t bring myself to do yet another sunset.  So I left it pretty simple!  The start of this is in the bottom left, and the end is in the top left.  All three ‘trunks’ can be travelled through as well.  Hope you like it!  Details at www.mazedojo.com!

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Elements Preview

January 24, 2008

This is arguably my most complex maze to date.  As of now it is not photoshopped.  I will soon however.  I started this one before Goodbye in November, and hopefully the edit job will be done in February.

My advice to you is to not even try to beat it.  It’s insane.  The start is anywhere in the bold circle in the mid-left of the page (where the 4 bold paths meet), and then end is the bottom left, in the black hole.  You’ll really need to see this blown up to even start to make sense of it.  There are some confusing characteristics to it as well, and I might have to write out specific rules for people to follow.

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Goodbye

January 24, 2008

This maze is called Goodbye.  It was originally meant to resemble Starry Night by Van Gogh, but ended up looking nothing like it.  Instead, I felt the color scheme, particularly the background, was similar to the album art of Ulrich Schnauss’ latest CD, called Goodbye–hence the name.

This one isn’t all too complex- you start in the mid-right corner and end in the sun.  I started this in November and finished it just a couple of weeks ago.  I hope you like it!

Be sure to visit www.mazedojo.com for details!

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Biplane versus the Volcano

November 10, 2007

This maze is intentionally cartoony, with very basic, geometric trees, mountains, fire… etc. The start is from the top of the Volcano, and it ends with the escaping biplane.  See close-ups at www.mazedojo.com!

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Stark Reality

October 25, 2007

Alright folks, it’s been a while, but finally a new maze has arrived. I used new fancy shmancy colored pencils as well as a new pen on actual proper sketching paper. Not bad huh? It borrows little elements here and there from the artist Jen Stark (check my blog listings), hence the name. For example, the various floating squares are most definitely something I liked in Jen’s work and used in my own. You might notice there are no Start & End written on the maze itself, instead I’ll just tell you. The start is in the upper left corner, coming out of the black hole. The end is in the bottom right, with the path entering another black hole… It’s pretty obvious.

This is probably one of my favorites.  Let me know what you think!

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Here it is in all it’s unedited glory- the 100% dedicated Earthbound maze. The maze isn’t particularly challenging, but there are 21 (so far) characters and objects in the background that come straight from the game. I left a small part blank because I still want to add the four playable characters.

I tried to incorporate certain levels into the maze itself- obviously Onett is present from the beginning. The grid pattern in the bottom right is representative of Fourside. The flames are there to show Fire Spring, but they also serve as as a metaphor for the increased hardship Ness and his friends must face as they near the end. Finally you’ll have to travel through Giygas before you can find your way out. FYI, there is no pencil eraser or eraser eraser- you’ll have to find another route!  Be sure to see more details at www.mazedojo.com.

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