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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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Ascended-Fox Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  New Deviant
I LOVE THIS! So awesome! 
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:iconchicosredhead:
chicosredhead Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016
LAYYYTOOOOOOON!!!!! This reminds me of a puzzle,
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kathleen3291 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Nice one
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:iconchicosredhead:
chicosredhead Featured By Owner 2 days ago
OBJECTION!!! Phoenix is here as well, I had to, sorry! XDD
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kathleen3291 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Its ok lol
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:iconchicosredhead:
chicosredhead Featured By Owner 2 days ago
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  New Deviant Student Digital 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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YourAuthorSenpai Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016   General Artist
I love how Neku looks so meh about everything.
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KawaiinessXOX Featured By Owner Edited Dec 19, 2016  New Deviant
this is amazing! good job!
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Zoular Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016
DS is probably my favourite handhled, so really like fan appreciation art like this
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LucarioJoshua Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is an amazing piece. the colours really stand out from eachother and there's an amazing selection of characters. Keep up the good work! 
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kaze26 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016
Awesome
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Amethyst-Phoenixx Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks soooooooo awesome!! *Free Icon/Emote* Molang (I Love It!) 
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WiiUArtist Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  New Deviant
OH MY GOD I NEED THIS AS A POSTER IN MY HOUSE JUST WITHOUT THE WATERMARK this is just SOOOOOO good!
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:iconyumsobi:
Yumsobi Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Student General Artist
Neku does not look comfortable with that flag XD.
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MarkWayne2000 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  New Deviant Student Photographer
This is truly amazing and I think you should keep doing what you're doing.
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POKEMAN6 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Student General Artist
Whats with the angry "objection" from Phoenix? He seems to be upset at something
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invite1994 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016
goof job :)

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ScarlettHade Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016
omfg it took more then 60 hours?!
Poor you ;o;
Looks great anyways WORTH IT
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:iconlophery:
Lophery Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Just amazing
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Akai-Panda-Kun Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so amazing!!! Thanks for all the effort you put in! It's a master piece!!Clap 
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Sunstar-Of-The-North Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016
Cool!
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Lighttail46 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016
this is so me
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Kiro-Kurusu Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
this is soooooooooooo freaaaaaaaaaaaaaking eppppppppppppiiic
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Nathan-Master Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Heyy, that's pretty good
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Lophery Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
iDubbbzTV
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Nstawblu Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  New Deviant
Amazing!!!.... that's all I can say about this beautifull drawing!
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Giacomo8000 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Student General Artist
Really Super La la la la 
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RebornicaFanPerson Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
THATS SOME GOOD STUFF GOOD STUFF RIGHT THERE
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HonorableGemini1 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  New Deviant Student Artist
very good
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vidkid19962 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016
Looks awesome x3
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canonix Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Great stuff! 😀 
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Strawbroke Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jag har skinka
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SawuScimitar74 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016
Great job on paying attention to detail on this. Love the poses of all the characters!
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Gaston3-italia Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastico!
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Lotikmac Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
awesome!!!
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sushi4427 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Student General Artist
Whoa. I saw this pictures ages ago and loved it, and now suddenly I'm seeing it again. Talk about deja vu :O But wonderful deja vu! I loved this even back then ^^ (Especially that girl's outfit. I want.)
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DGCain Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016
this is awesome
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CollinMagney Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016
I love the amount of detail in this! ;)
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Min-C-Art Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
so cool and awesome
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WhiteHeights Featured By Owner Edited Oct 12, 2016  Professional Photographer
wow 60 hours! Did you do it in 5 x 12hr blocks in a single week, or just a handful of hours here and there until you felt the piece was finished? Great work though, intricate in its detail! And definitely worth the 60hours! Thanks for sharing :)
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Kankuroeevee Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016
I love ace attorney! X3 :D
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Delusiah Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Oh my gosh this is amazing, it makes my heart explode with joy. ;w; Not literally, mind you, because that would be bad. I only spotted 16 of the Elebits, but I'll take your word on there being 18. ^^, I'd say my favorite part of this is Neku's reluctance to hold the flag.
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Yeaszie Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PROFESSOR LAYTON YESS!
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EveronShards Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know! So many people have never heard of it and I'm like "YOU'RE SO MISSING OUT!!!" I was so happy when I saw this:squee: 
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zeng20 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
That's my life
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UndertaleTrashz Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*Free Icon/Emote* Purrity Pusheen wow much bootiful

(who's the guy with the orange hair and headphones?)
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Takkia Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! It almost looks like done in digital. :D I must admit, I know just some od these games (Bomberman, I used to play it with sister, and Super Mario with Pokemon, but I never played them), the rest is unknown for me. :)

Also, I did it! I found all Elebits! I am a dummy! 
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