Interview with ToastieMan

It is our pleasure to revive this site from inactivity with an interview from ToastieMan, an artist (though, he won’t admit it!) who has gained a reputation on devientART by drawing his interpretations of the standard eight bosses in the game. With this said, we’re also introducing the Art Gallery page.

Hi ToastieMan! Thank you for taking the time to have a chat with us.

ToastieMan: Hey, no problem at all. Thanks for being interested enough to ask me to!

How did you first hear about Mega Man X: Corrupted?

ToastieMan: I actually just randomly ran into one of the youtube videos posted about 5 years ago or so. I watched them, thought they were neat and well done and just sorta moved on. I didn’t really pay much attention to fan projects back then since megaman still had some life on the official scene. The way things are now though, you know, it’s pretty dry on anything official happening and so I started to really notice the fan game scene, especially when finished fan games start coming out that are bleeding with care and quality. Anyway, I ended up running into Hurricane Hoatzin’s theme on youtube, loving the hell out of it, looking up the game it was a part of and realizing after seeing those old youtube videos on the channel that it was that same game I’d run into all those years prior. That’s when I got excited, because here it was still existing, and boy had it progressed since I last saw it. I was just super stoked that it was still being worked on and had such fantastic progress to show for it.

How did you become an artist?

ToastieMan: Ah hell, I don’t really think I’ve achieved that title yet. But maybe a better answer is I’ve just been drawing ever since I was a little thing.

hurricane_hoatzin_toastiemanDid you have a particular order of taking care of the bosses?

ToastieMan: I wanted to draw Hoatzin first because he is my favorite of the bunch and Vulpex I had the most requests for so I decided to save him for last. I figured he was the fan favorite so I thought saving him for last would give me optimal time to have any bouts of inspiration if I was going to have any at all. I didn’t have any other particular order in mind. It was just whoever I felt like drawing at the time.

When creating fan art for Mega Man X: Corrupted, what the process you normally take to complete a piece? Do you physically draw the character first and then use Photoshop? What programs do you use?

ToastieMan: I use photoshop for everything. I used CS2 for years and I’m currently running CS5. All of my work is done via an old Bamboo Fun tablet I’ve had for years. Pretty much 90% of the work is just me using a stylus and the brush tool from the sketch to the finish. Warfare Milodon is the only exception to that. He ended up being built more than he was drawn what with all the straight lines, measuring, selections, warping and re-sizing I ended up doing. Everything had to be so exact that he ended up feeling more like a drafting project than a hobby drawing. He also had the most revisions.

Do you prefer the classic Mega Man, or the X series? Have you played them all or plan to?

ToastieMan: I have played and beaten all of the main games in the classic and X series other than the old Gameboy ones, which I never owned, and I prefer the X series. They’re both super fun experiences but I enjoyed how X built on the gameplay fundamentals of the classic series and I just like the darker setting and atmosphere, also Sigma is probably my favorite video game villain of all time.

sparkling_scorpio_by_toastiemanNow for some quicker questions! X or Zero?

ToastieMan: X. Always X! My brother would always play as Zero, ha.

Do you still play the Mega Man X games?

ToastieMan: If there’s any one game series I’ll probably never stop playing it’ll be megaman. Everlasting peace isn’t gonna fight for itself!

Where can your fans go to find your work?

ToastieMan: The deviantart site is the only place I have my work online, so looking for my page there first is best.

Will you have additional artwork featuring Mega Man X: Corrupted?

ToastieMan: More art of the game in the future is a very firm probability.

Thank you so much for your time! It’s been a pleasure speaking to you. 🙂

  • Alucard

    uow finally an update XD

    • Yeah, sorry about that. My goal is to publish news at least once a week from now on. 🙂

      • Timmothy Francisco

        And then, three years later..

  • HotShotX

    Good to have you back, I first came across this site about a week ago and was sad to see an update hadn’t been made in quite some time. I played Mega Man Unlimited, and am looking forward to playing an X game of similar quality.

  • Jexulus

    I’ll try to stick around this sight, now that I see that there are supposed to be weekly updates. I do like that you guys compiled the currently released info, though I guess it’ll have to be re-organized in the future.

  • Mracio Marques Aquino

    Congratulations friends for not letting the dream is over.

    I long for this game.

  • Don

    Is there any time frame at all for this project?

  • Don

    clearly the weekly update was just given up on

  • AkitusXA

    I can’t wait to finally use Zero’s skills in this game!!!

  • Neon Dinh

    Do u mind interview Nick Ze Nacho?

    • Hi Neon, thanks for your comment. Can you send me a link to some of his work?

      • Neon Dinh

        Well how about this https://www.facebook.com/nick.killsree.3
        Ask me if you want to know more about him and I hope this you can this read this

      • Dragonzero

        Your a mod, right? do you know if this project is dead? Id love to test and play it but..it seems like a fleeting dream

        • Man

          No, it’s not dead.
          Their Youtube channel is still uploading new videos.

  • Joshua Luna

    Soooo…What’s happening now? Man, I’ve been checking this site every week.
    I wonder if we could at least get a new update monthly(judging from the past months weekly is a no, right?)

  • who

    I think you guys should start a kickstarter to buy megamanx ip from capcom or get capcom to help publisher it without them interfering in development.

  • Draco

    Is this still alive?

    • Man

      “No, their Youtube channel is still uploading new videos.”

  • Steve “Red Hood” Wayne

    Has passed 2 years of the latest post…I must suppose the project is dead or something like that?

    • Man

      No, their Youtube channel is still uploading new videos.

  • Gabriel Ribeiro

    Do you still plan to update this site or something?