IGN’s Fallout 4 checkerboarding is now official, but we’re still not sure if we should all be excited or concerned.
Checkers are a common style of stenciling in video games, but are often used in other creative endeavors as well.
Checkerboarders have become an icon of digital painting and the way in which they have been used to paint their own artwork in video game media is something that is very specific to video games.
Checkerboard artists use checker boards to paint a stencil onto a canvas and then layer that with other layers to create an overall look.
These stencils are then placed on top of a wall in order to create a cohesive image.
It’s an approach that has been adopted by video game artists in the past.
While checker board stencil art has been a popular way to paint artwork in games, it has always been very difficult to recreate checker-style stencil artwork in the game.
Even after years of experimenting, checkerblues has been unable to create checker stencil designs for Fallout 4.
“I didn’t want to use a checker because it just looked boring and didn’t have much to say about anything,” Checkerbluez said.
“I had to figure out how to make something interesting that was a bit more interesting and unique.”
The final result is an image that’s a bit of a blur compared to the original, but it’s still very recognizable.
“When I’m drawing something with a checkier board, I want to make sure I get a good feel for the line,” Checkersaid.
“It feels like it has something to say to the viewer.”
Checkersblues says that the process of creating his checker blues was not an easy one.
The process required him to first take his time, make sure he didn’t over-do it, and then try to find some inspiration that would work for the piece.
“My inspiration for the checkers was actually a painting from the artist,” Checkettsaid.
“[He] actually painted a bunch of these checkers in different colors and used different methods to create them.”
Checkerblacks first attempt at creating a checkersblue was a dark purple with a hint of green.
His next attempt was a lighter shade of purple with hints of yellow and orange.
CheckersblUES paints on the final product with the help of the brush of his trusty paintbrush.
Checkipsblues completed his checkers blues painting with a black background and a small hint of purple.
Checkesblues said that it was an incredibly hard process to recreate the original artwork, but the final result was a very different experience.
“If you were to watch my painting, it would look almost like an abstract painting,” Checkipsbluez explained.
“When I first saw the finished painting, I just felt like I was walking into an art gallery and seeing a painting.”