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GAME ON by cartoongirl7 GAME ON by cartoongirl7
Time: 60+ hours.
Materials: TRADITIONAL. Copic multiliner and Copic sketch markers.
Size: 3 pieces of A4 paper taped together (approximately 11.5 x 22 inches), digitally connected using Photoshop CS3.

WALKTHROUGH: [link]

There are 18 Elebits total (the little red and blue creatures). Can you find them all?

If you guys were wondering about my sudden two-month hiatus, THIS WAS WHY. I've been working on and off (mostly off OTL;; ) on this piece for about 6 weeks in preparation for Anime Expo artist alley. Consider it a tribute to all the games and gamers out there!

The Nintendo DS is probably my favorite console along with my trusty old school PS2. DS ports many of my favorite series, so I figured I can cram them all into one picture since I'm too lazy to draw separate pictures of each of the O3O

It was very hard choosing which games to put in here. If I had more time and paper space, I'd stick quite a few more in there, but was big enough as it is. There is a total of 47 characters from 16 different games in this piece.

The sketching was the hardest and longest part, for sure. Coloring went relatively smooth except for those little elebits that's practically invading every corner of the picture. The smallest one is about 1/3 the size of my fingernail. I spent some time studying the art of each game because I didn't want to deviate TOO far from the original style. Each game has its own way of lining and coloring, and I tried to incorporate those aspects into my own style without having everything look like a huge mess. I ended up with a somewhat organized clutter.

Drawing and coloring the picture was only half battle. Connecting three separately scanned pictures took about five hours on its own. I became very acquainted with the clone tool because of this. Sadly, a lot of the colors and shades were lost through scanning. I had to go back and adjust individual colors to make it look like the original, but there are still some that can't be fixed (darn those reds and oranges) orz;;


Girl playing the DS in the front designed by me.
Game characters (c) whoever they belong to.

List of games included: Final Fantasy (Chocobo Tales, Tactics, Crystal Chronicles), Pokemon, Professor Layton, Super Mario, Mario Kart, World Ends With You, Kirby, Elebits, Phoenix Wright, Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, Harvest Moon, Disgaea, Bomberman, Ninja Town.


Also, I'M SORRY IF I DIDN'T INCLUDE YOUR FAVORITE GAME. I COULDN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE AFTER FILLING THREE PIECES OF PAPER.
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Critique by thetifftiff Apr 26, 2009, 5:33:41 PM
The colors in this are eye catching and the fact you were able to fit so many characters into one piece and do such a good job at it amazes me. You did a wonderful job placing the characters, I especially love the interactions between different aspects of different games.

The one thing I can see to critique is the background objects, especially the blocks and the pipe, seem a bit flat. It's hard to sense much depth from those parts.

Other than that the background is wonderful, I really like the way you shaded the clouds and the sun is adorable.
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Critique by EternalOmni Apr 26, 2009, 5:54:11 PM
Now, THIS is somebody who knows how to use their COPIC markers to full use!

I'm simply stunned on how many recognizable video game characters are present in this piece. And I really like the idea of "Diving into the video game world" that this deviation portrays. You're just completely oblivious of your surroundings and your mind is only inside the video game. That's the message I really get from this deviation.

The use of the COPIC multiliners and Sketch markers are top notch and there is little to no flaw in the line art and the coloring! You did a great job transposing highlights to shades too.
That being said, the bright colors really bring out the liveliness in this piece, it feels so incredibly animated!

The composition is great too in my opinion. The characters are well-placed throughout the canvas. All nice and even.

You sure did an outstanding job on this one =cartoongirl7

Good job! :iconthumbsupplz::iconimhighplz:
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thandc Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Student Digital Artist
otherwise
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:iconlong-lost-sister:
Long-lost-sister Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017
{OOc; I have been wondering where the two characters came from when I first played Kingdom hearts dream drop distance, till I looked them up and saw them were from another game they did World Ends With You. I find it out they didnt say where they were first dibued in the game though, like with every disney character.}
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AlyshaBear Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  New Deviant Student Artist
Chocobo! Bomberman! Toon Link!
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:iconlion-o-vs-he-man:
Lion-O-VS-He-Man Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017
Hehehe that's cute :)
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:iconwendifoe:
Wendifoe Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IT'S PROFESSOR LAYTON!!!
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shayshaytheartist Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Where's Maya!? How Phoenix is in the picture but not Maya!?
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motherfan142 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  New Deviant Student General Artist
art well made like this  gets barely any attention or love

disgusting fetish art    gets alot of attention and love
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FishieLemonDudeArt Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
WhY wOn'T yOu BuIlD oUr MaChIne 
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:icondynogreen:
Dynogreen Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
This is basically my mind
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ash201033 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
this really awesome, man I gotta say I'm kinda jealous I wish I can draw as good as you
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LilSpiritCat Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
Wtf has Got Pheonix pissed off
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:iconfoxofnope:
Foxofnope Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Student Digital Artist
O B J E C T I O N
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elrickcomark Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome
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:iconchargekid:
Chargekid Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  New Deviant
Where is my Rhythm Heaven? (no offence)
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:iconthatonehacker:
ThatOneHacker Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017
Mario and Luigi at the back be like...
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Ego-Man25 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Funny that: Bomberman is relevant again.  Aaaand, Konami's fucking it up.
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NoodlesD0odles Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  New Deviant
Mario, harvest moon, Zelda, Pokemon, and sora that's what I saw.
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:icondeven247:
Deven247 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017
This is incredibly cute and imaginative. Also, the details are amazing.
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kenzikenzo Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017
I though that was a digital art whoops 
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MayaWalkerStudios Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
HAArrRVesStttTT MMMmmooOOOnnNNNNNNCOW 
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MissSerbianJelena Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
sweet
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EievuiAkusha Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017
THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!<3
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St0rmtr00p3r Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017
Omg... I LOVE IT!!! Congratulations!
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AnimeFanatic09 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Very very tremendous work of art! :D 
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AndreeaLupsaNL Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wowww ^_^
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Ryjotura Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Student General Artist
Truly a marvelous piece. All of the colors work so well to give each character life. Beautifully well done!! Clap :happybounce: 
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nakuchan9095 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! Good job!
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Viltas Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017
Most of these games definitely made my childhood as colorful as this image represents, I like it! (Except for PW which made me love and hate my life at the same time).
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:iconlyricarchive:
LyricArchive Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
20% cooler then the rest
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:iconariabelle90:
Ariabelle90 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Look at Wright's face! XD
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:iconmischivralts:
MischivRalts Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Student Artisan Crafter
This looks EPIC!
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EduardAris Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Llama Emoji 31 (Stroll) [V2] 
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Wariomania Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017
Here's to hoping that Nintendo doesn't DMCA ya, they've been on a streak lately.
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ColorfulDeino Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice!!!
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derpydoc24 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017
i love how mario and Luigi are just standing in the back like da fuck they come from

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:iconstepheroo:
Stepheroo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017
I CAN ONLY FIND 17 ELEBITS I'M FREAKING OUT.
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Linebinemus Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017
cool
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Rigobro Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome work! Great! Love it.
rigobro.deviantart.com/art/Gra…
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Kreeper427 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
Nicely Done! All of the characters have plenty of expression, Beautiful Color Pallet, And Very Smooth shading.

This is one of the best pieces of video game art I have seen in a long time.


{Ps. Who Is the Yellow guy eating the mushroom, atop the question block?}
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Captainskylink Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017
It's the whole crew! :D
Awesome work! I'm sure it was very difficult, but it looks AMAZING! Keep it up!
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brucelebitz1 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017
This would make a tremendous puzzle with all of the colors and unique objects.
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Ascended-Fox Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017
I LOVE THIS! So awesome! 
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chicosredhead Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016
LAYYYTOOOOOOON!!!!! This reminds me of a puzzle,
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kathleen3291 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
Nice one
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:iconchicosredhead:
chicosredhead Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
OBJECTION!!! Phoenix is here as well, I had to, sorry! XDD
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kathleen3291 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
Its ok lol
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chicosredhead Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
Lol thanks
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TheDrawingDutchman1 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016
awesome.
 so many memories
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DejaVuFlame Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Let's see what video games I can name here: Super Mario, Pokemon, Final Fantasy, The Legend of Zelda, Professor Layton, Phoneix Wright, and The World Ends With You.
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kokoado Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
*Clap very hard*
** notices TWEWY**
*** Clapper evener harder***
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