One of my favorite games for DOS back in the day was Mechwarrior 2..it had a great soundtrack and also a kickass bigbox cover:
One of my goals is to make a t-shirt or poster out of this design, so I tried tracing the image, rebuilding it in Paint Studio:
For the explosion in the background I created a custom brush (you can still see the straight lines in the background of the image I used). Now this was a fun proof-of-concept, so the next goal is to do this again but in a (much) higher resolution. The end result should be usable for print etc.