I came across Chinese animator Lei Lei about a year ago and I was instantly drawn to his old-school computer game inspired animations and use of jazzy intricate colorful patterns. His mix of hand-drawn illustrations and computer graphics were a refreshing change from the highly polished HD quality animations some people are geared towards. And they justified multiple viewings immediately.
Illustrator Tom Rhodes recently posted redesigns of popular video game characters, studies he did to practice inking. His version of Lara Croft is pretty amazing for its humor, but his Donkey Kong and Pong paddles also stand out.