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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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FiliaNanna Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good job!!!!
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StuKPig90 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Student Artist
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bieber90pink Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! this is such an amazing piece of work!
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:iconskitty-kirby:
Skitty-Kirby Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG look a Moogle! Good job 'Kupo' ! ^^
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driverdude Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Awesome picture 8D But still miss megaman :'(
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:iconpushinout:
pushinout Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
My words can't express my emotions.
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TheGeneralNerdyOtaku Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is epic!
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:iconkirika85:
kirika85 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love Love Love 
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Lagaiacrus Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  New member Student Digital Artist
This is awesome!! Keep up the great work! :D
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superviolet500 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
that is so awesome 
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:iconmarcdaartist:
MarcDaArtist Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mario and Luigi's like " Who the f**k are these people?"
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KatouMiwa Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have no idea how happy I was when I saw the Harvest Moon animals~!!

Great draw~!! :D (Big Grin) 

        -!n@
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AnimeGirl832 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  New member Student Artist
WOOWIE!Derpy derp 
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animefreak017 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
An incredible piece showing some awesome game characters. I really love this, and fell it love with it at first glance. What I'm impressed with in this is the fact that you would take the patience to draw all of this--it's amazing. If I could favorite this a thousand times more, I totally would. The effort that you gave made this work turn out great, and I can't stop looking at it. I also really love some of the character interactions, as it adds more to this, and also makes it so that this isn't plain. Great job, really loving this! :D
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demonportal Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
FAN.TAS.TIC! Just wow.. gotta fav this! :+fav:
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DeadMaster1317 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
YOU FORGOT SANIC. HOW DARE YOU...
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:iconanimatorrader:
AnimatorRader Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Student Filmographer
Awesome!
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:iconbangmew:
Bangmew Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Student General Artist
Wow! Awesome job! Phoenix Wright's surprised face kills me xD
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Teirra-Misaki Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Student General Artist
aw man i could only find 16 of the elebits awaaaahhhhh
this pictures amazing though, great job!
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OMGILOVEANIMATION Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pokémon!Zelda!MarioCart! Super Mario Bros.!Harvest Moon!Bomber Man! Yep,that's all I remember, screw and sue me. :(
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BelmonteOliveira Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
Very cool!
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JTF3 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
RIP In Peace Bomberman franchise :(
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Mayli-Song Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Coming back to this piece a year or so later, and it's so much better because now I actually get most of the references. Once again, great job on this.
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Datbattybat Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
5/5
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Blitz-o-Byte Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
found all the elebits .u. (loved the one inside that thing xD)
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XTatsuX Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is the little guy in the dust cloud (about to be stepped on by a Chocobo D:) an Elebit? Cause I've only found 17...
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EnderWolf290 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wait this isn't digital art?omggggg you are de best <3
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Lolitascout Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  New member
Whos the guy with spiky hair and headphone holding a banner
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TheAnonymousAussie Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  New member
The person with the spiky orange hair is Neku Sakuraba. The female behind him is Shiki Misaki. Both of these characters are from the videogame "The World Ends With You" on the Nintendo DS.
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Lolitascout Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  New member
Your my hero
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Mermaid633Xandrianne Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Wow this is all copics! It looks like digital art, you did an amazing job, very beautiful. ^,...,^
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Derpy-Cube Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  New member
Ehmergawd!
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AnimeandMangalover6 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
WOW!!! THAT IS AMAZING!!! 
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kaspod123456 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
that is really cute
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Everay Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Nintendo master race Pit Thumbs Up 
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seyahdoo Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
*silently says* "amazing...". *and stares until he cant feel his eyes.*
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Maho-no Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Phoenix Wright  meowsquee 
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MoonThePegasus22 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Student General Artist
omg that dog and that cow... HARVEST MOON HELL YEAH!!

Who's the chicken? it looks cool
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Cute-paint Featured By Owner Edited Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The chicken is from Zelda ! ^^ They are called Cuccos
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MoonThePegasus22 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Student General Artist
ah okay thx!
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Cute-paint Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem !
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Launchbocks Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
This is by far one of the greates pieces of art I have seen to date. Excellent work, whatever you're doing keep it up.
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ImaginationUnivers1 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  New member Hobbyist Writer
This is beyond amazing. It's so creative!! The colors are lively! You did an outstanding job and for this I ask: Please, keep up the awesome work!
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JedCena Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
like it very much :D (Big Grin) :happybounce:  so fun....
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Dinojay10 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  New member Student Traditional Artist
This is one of my favorite art on DA, probably because it has a lot of my favorite video game series in it like Super Mario and Proffessor Layton! You did a superb job as usual! :D
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DreamCatcher1247 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING
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PrincesseKitCat Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful! :D
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Tom-Tiger Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
awesome!!!
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CodaBear48 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Student Artist
I remember seeing this before I joined DA. So glad I found it again ^^
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urolz12 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ONE WORD DESCRIBES IT:


AMAZING!!
 
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