Prior to Defender of the Crown, however, he built up his pixel art portfolio by drawing gorgeously realistic cars, especially Porsches.
Attached are a few examples, which can be found by utilizing the internet archive Way Back Machine (repaired to the correct aspect ratio as they were meant to be seen). Sachs originally had wanted to build a game based on Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
But the techniques he learned during that exercise informed his future work in the upcoming best-selling screensaver of the 1990s called Marine Aquarium, a very realistic and atmospheric screensaver that transformed one's monitor into a tranquil aquarium.I developed a storyline, and did many test scenes, but could never reach an agreement with Disney.
Below are some original test images, also from the Way Back Machine, created in the 1990s (also repaired). UPDATE:
Through a friendly share by a user on Reddit, I've been directed to what appears to be an original GIF of the image Mr. Sachs created for the amazing "Brilliance" box artwork. AmigaWorld's magazine cover image boasted the same image. I'm adding it to this mini-shrine of Mr. Sachs' work here for others to admire.