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Epic Art Fails

By dgpinball

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#1 1 year ago

For the most part, one of the best things about this hobby is the great artwork on the games, but every once in a while, somehow, some really bad art makes it onto a game and into production, and unfortunately it's there for good, (except on translights). I'm thinking mostly of badly drawn characters, but anything is fair game.

I've got 3 that I think are particularly bad, the likeness of Yvonne DeCarlo as Lily Munster, the drawing of Keira Knightley on the cabinet of POTC, and by far the worst, the girl on the backglass of WPT, gives me the creeps every time I see it!!

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#2 1 year ago
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#4 1 year ago
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#5 1 year ago

Angus’s face is a pretty accurate depiction of the album cover. You can’t blame the pinball artist for that one.

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#6 1 year ago

Danny Glover came out so good, but Mel looks like someone cut up his face.

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#7 1 year ago

Backglass and playfield artwork on Student Prince and Gay 90's machines from Williams 1968 & 1970.
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#8 1 year ago

The Champ!

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#9 1 year ago
Quoted from GorillaBiscuits:

The Champ![quoted image]

SO MUCH POTENTIAL too.

#10 1 year ago
Quoted from GorillaBiscuits:

The Champ![quoted image]

If only they would have given the artist 20 minutes to complete the art instead of just 15, imagine how much more could have been accomplished.

#11 1 year ago

In my original post, I forgot the horrible job on Marilyn on The Munsters, her neck is just weird!

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#12 1 year ago

I'm going to take flack for this but I find the art on Flash so bad that I'd never even consider owning one.

#13 1 year ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

I'm going to take flack for this but I find the art on Flash so bad that I'd never even consider owning one.

I'm not gonna give you flack on that one, hahaha. I agree.

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#14 1 year ago

I...don’t...understand...

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#15 1 year ago
Quoted from Mudflaps:

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Lol literally just changed my display pic to this the other week. I’m making it keychain for my friend’s JP machine.

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#18 1 year ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

I'm going to take flack for this but I find the art on Flash so bad that I'd never even consider owning one.

just picked one up . its different but i like it.

#19 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinball-is-great:

Backglass and playfield artwork on Student Prince and Gay 90's machines from Williams 1968 & 1970.

Compositions are a little sparse, but I still love both. Beautiful geometric style, inspired color palettes. Actual art, not just glorified marketing material. I'd take either over 90% of pinball art from the last 20 years.

#20 1 year ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

I'm going to take flack for this but I find the art on Flash so bad that I'd never even consider owning one.

The terrible art on Flash is one of the main reasons I used it for my re-theme project.

#21 1 year ago

JJP DI mom jeans man

#22 1 year ago

The colors used in the Beatles game reminds me more of Easter eggs than the Beatles.

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#23 1 year ago

The kid on the right creeps me out.

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#24 1 year ago

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#25 1 year ago

There's something really wrong with her butt and legs. Things just don't line up.

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#26 1 year ago
Quoted from jwilson:

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I don't see any problem with this. The show is ugly, but you can't blame the artist for drawing ugly characters if they need to look like they do in the show. Besides the creepy faces, it looks like a good translite to me.

#27 1 year ago

I like Genesis' translite. Its cheesy fun. Hot Shots though... That one is just a bit pervy and I think crosses the line from cheesy pinup to just really dirty pervy old man. Its just not a good layout and just BAD!!!! Unlike Bad Girls... Which is so bad its good!

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#28 1 year ago

I'm always looking for the devil on pinball machines, stopped counting at 20. A lot of times it looks like they just decided to slip slew foot in, other times its a predominate feature. Bally has the most(I think).

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#30 1 year ago

WTF Firepower playfield....

The plastics had some potential...

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#31 1 year ago

For me the biggest fail, but in a most glorious way is Cyclopes! I mean... WOW... To me the art is a junior high maybe high school level artist, who is just entering puberty and realized how much he likes BUTTS!

Just really bad... But, then again in such a GOOD way! I like sex appeal in my pins, and if you look at my collection, you'll see a certain theme. But, man... That's just a bit too on the nose.

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#32 1 year ago

Poor Shaq, he looks like a sixth grader did his arms and legs.

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#33 1 year ago
Quoted from Diospinball:

I mean... WOW... To me the art is a junior high maybe high school level artist,....
Just really bad... But, then again in such a GOOD way!

Exhibit B

Quoted from Giebzilla:

Poor Shaq, he looks like a sixth grader did his arms and legs.[quoted image]

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#34 1 year ago

$8200 for Photoshop art.

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#35 1 year ago
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#36 1 year ago
Quoted from JodyG:

$8200 for Photoshop art.[quoted image]

Damn beat me to it!

#37 1 year ago

Those hips ...

Thanks to koji I can't unsee them!

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#38 1 year ago

Maybe, but it’s still ugly af.

Quoted from YeOldPinPlayer:

Angus’s face is a pretty accurate depiction of the album cover. You can’t blame the pinball artist for that one.[quoted image]

#39 1 year ago

That foot..

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#40 1 year ago

The head to body ratio on Countdown's backglass always bugged me.

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#41 1 year ago
Quoted from slicknick13:

The head to body ratio on Countdown's backglass always bugged me.[quoted image]

Whose looking at his head... I think that might have been the artists problem. He spent his time on the other things... Like all the gizmos and gadgets and controls in the foreground.
Lots of detail in that pin... But, yeah... a bit wonky.

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#42 1 year ago

The girls neck on the right seems a bit long

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#44 1 year ago
Quoted from Stones:

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That's my dream theme... Boo urns! Boo urns.

#45 1 year ago

The woman on AC/DC pro has always looked odd to me

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#46 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinless:

The woman on AC/DC pro has always looked odd to me[quoted image]

That’s because she isn’t a woman. Rosie’s a giant inflatable from AC/DC’s stage show.

#47 1 year ago
Quoted from slicknick13:

The head to body ratio on Countdown's backglass always bugged me.[quoted image]

I am glad I didn't notice that when I had one. That would have bugged me too.

#48 1 year ago
Quoted from Cidco:

That’s because she isn’t a woman. Rosie’s a giant inflatable from AC/DC’s stage show.[quoted image]

Gotta love Rosie!!!

#49 1 year ago

Bad backglass, or doodle from the back of a teenage dungeon master's notebook?

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#50 1 year ago

here is one you cannot un-see after noticing it.... check out mr long palms.
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