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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.

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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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RoseMaylieGottschalk Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
Ooo interesting 
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:iconmewtres:
Mewtres Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that is the most amazing traditional piece I have ever seen! Everyone can tell how much effort you put into this:D
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:iconfoxyfangirl876:
foxyfangirl876 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Artist
my life in one picture.


You my good sir, Are amazing.
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:iconganabella:
Ganabella Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Girl playing the DS looks like my best friend uwu
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:iconganabella:
Ganabella Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
BEST DRAW EVER
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:iconlugia20711:
Lugia20711 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Student Writer
I love this and the way you mixed different Nintendo video games together.Love  
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:iconkiwikewl:
KiwiKewl Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Hobbyist Artist
Hey, Layton!!
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toXic-REM Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I am so glad TWEWY is in here. So many people don't know this game exists or only think the characters were created specifically for Kingdom Hearts (like Sora, Riku, and Kairi were)... and though I love Kingdom Hearts, no.... these characters are from another, totally amazing game called The World Ends With You. <3 And Neku's not as heartless as they make him out to be in Kingdom Hearts. :/
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MasterOfHelium Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is epic on so many levels!
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:iconmarblemagic:
Marblemagic Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
twirtwig :la:
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:iconsupereric53:
supereric53 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IS AMAZING!!!


WHAT I RECOGNIZED:(serieses, not game-specific.)

Final Fantasy, Pokemon, professer Layton, Super mario, kirby, pheonix wright, legend of zelda, harves moon, and bomberman.

I think I found kingdom hearts, but you didn't list it. If not, then... WOOPS...

I like ALL of those games, exceptprofesser layton & pheonix wright, and those are the only two I've never played. so I can't know if I like them. :0
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infernape518 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, somebody acknowledged Ace Attorney's existence! :D
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xR3STARTx Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing. Has characters from a ton of my favorite games including The World Ends With You and The Legend of Zelda <3 Fantastic job.
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Meloettart Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  New member
NINTENDO COLLISIONLa la la la La la la la La la la la La la la la La la la la La la la la La la la la La la la la La la la la La la la la La la la la 
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Angelbrony Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Very amazing work!
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TheNyanCatToaster Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
OBJECTION!
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:iconfunstertime:
FunsterTime Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The game has just begun! :D What a fantastic, outrageous illustration you've done! :3
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:icondecadia:
Decadia Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Student General Artist
Haha, it is kind of funny xD
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crashman11 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Student Artist
What does the scouter say about his power level? ITS OVER 9000! What? That's impossible no picture got something like that! No kidding bro. Just check with yours. (Had to do it. But congrats for getting over 9000 favorites! :D )
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Yancalai Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
KAWAIIIII
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anarchytails Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
ELEBITS I FREAKING LOVE THAT GAME
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MilenaPazFreitas Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How
is
this
even
traditional
o3o
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:iconr4zerz:
R4ZERZ Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
10/10
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miku-miku-123 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
I really love this. It takes a while to gt in all the details. I liked how much detail is put into this. You did a great job!:happybounce: :happybounce:  It's very beautiful.
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KayleetheDragacron Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this is like the most chiness I have ever seen, with advenchers of phinox right, pokemon, Mario, legend of Zelda, and posiblely havest moon.
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lazerdragon12 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
WARNING! Carry on reading! Or you will die, even if you only looked at the word warning!
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:iconmewtres:
Mewtres Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconmiddlefingerplz:
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:iconarbokreplay12:
ArbokReplay12 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  New member
well it's Monday night and I have a test tomorroww so I slowly die... I'd rather die
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DarkToonLink45 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Whoa....so much nostalgia!
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yolokid120 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
YES! YES! YES! I love this picture! #gamingislife
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:iconpinkpony28:
pinkpony28 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm not even 12 and I reconize most, if not all of these characters!
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:iconarbokreplay12:
ArbokReplay12 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  New member
same except I'm almost 13
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:iconpinkpony28:
pinkpony28 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah some one else!
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Victorlol123 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome art!:D (Big Grin) :) (Smile) 
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AtLeastimalive Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
IT IS A IMPRESSIVE WORK !! La la la la La la la la La la la la La la la la La la la la  
well done. Clap 
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GeekyPanna Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  New member
AAAAAAAAAAH *screams* IT'S AWESOOOOMELove
Panna loves it Heart 
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:iconpeachkunq:
Peachkunq Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*gasp* NEKU & SHIKI!!!! I love TWEWY!!
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TonicHedgefox Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
No Sonic, seriously? :|
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RainbowDashieMLPFan Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
its all Nintendo I think
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:icontonichedgefox:
TonicHedgefox Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
Pheonix got away with it.
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RainbowDashieMLPFan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
XD lol
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Pandas795 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
Your kidding, 6 years and no DD?
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:iconcutiepieciya:
CutiePieCiya Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconpitsonlyangel: AHH THIS IS EVERYTHING
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PitsOnlyAngel Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  New member Student Writer
Wow.... Just... Wow...
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:iconmegaepic9tails:
megaepic9tails Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  New member
all out pokemon and legeng of zelda
those r my fave video games (3
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pushinout Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Link doing an objection. Yes.
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:iconcrazy-for-videogames:
Crazy-for-Videogames Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah this looks really good and cool!
Great job c:
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MintyTheIcekitt Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yus!
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DimentedDestiny36O Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015   General Artist
Neku and Shiki!!!!!!! Wow there are so many amazing games in here! I'm utterly speechless about this :O
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SugarRin Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
these all of my fav game in my DS too, I miss my DS :( this is really bring nostalgia for me 
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