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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.


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.

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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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MademoiselleMadoka Featured By Owner 6 hours ago
Man, 2009...those were the days...
ilovetorothecat Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this all the games I grew up on are in this picture
GabeDDRWatcher Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
What happened to Sonic?  He's a very well-known video game character and is the greatest competitor to Mario.
DaikiVSDark Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
It's so beautifull
Absbor Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Cool Picture! :) :) :silentkitty: Absb:star:r
KagamineCousin Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks awesome! The colors are really like... aksdiajsdijasd very nice! And, the concepts of every game (you played?) was very nice, and this is very nostalgic. I know this comment is very short, but it looks really... REALLY-REALLY AWESOME! Icon popo  Nice job! :D
Dayvihd64 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You and your "The World Ends With You"... Things...
adventureoftheshutin Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
-3-❤︎ The World Ends With You~ Such an amazing game~
animeloserotaku Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  New Deviant
Ahh so much TT^TT I love like all of them and i love how you drew them in your style and not the style they are in the game, it would be cool if it had animal crossing in it too but i wont complain because this is super cute~ Red Link Luv  
LillianCloudwing Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is sooooo incredible!! Beautiful!! Amazing!! And all the other compliments in the world! 
vizek1992 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Student Artist
Like it!
KotoriMinami123 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  New Deviant
Vaughanp Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015
Great cartoon.
MaxErikson Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015
You know you are awesome when the inside of your head looks like this.
AmazingSamantha Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
This is really good i love the coloring (and every game XD)
mynameiswaifu Featured By Owner Edited Jul 9, 2015
"and every game"
"every game"
You can't say that, you know.
Unless you meant to say you love every game that was pictured in this.
i-like-pie-so-much-2 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Ever heard of exaggerating?
ASKFreakness Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is utterly amazing. I have seen many artworks like this but never have I seen it in traditional art. I commend you for taking your time and still working so hard to finish this masterpiece.
DemensionWalker Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol! Mario bros. expression back there X3 it's a cute picture! :glomp:
Zistheone Featured By Owner Edited Jul 5, 2015   General Artist
Wow, this looks absolutely amazing, & I'm even more impressed that this was done with traditional mediums (you definitely need to pat yourself on the back for that alone). Everything about this illustration is fantastic from the detail, to the shading and rendering, to the fact that all these characters look great in your style. This definitely has to be one of the best murals I've ever seen

P.S. Thanks for introducing me to the Copic products. After seeing how great your work is, I may want to try them myself
jacearchitectofminds Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
why isn't Clare in this she was professor Layton's sweetheart she was his whole world
NoiseErazer Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
This is true beauty right here. Lovely picture.
Prince-Crescent Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I see that sheep! No sheep can hide from me! D:< I WILL PET YOU SHEEEEEEP!
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Alex--Dash Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
NewbPixels Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
You forgot M&M's kart Racing.

Just kidding, that game sucked balls. XD
Ktmiller Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  New Deviant
Mario and Luigi: DA HELL?
while everyone else is acting like they own the place.
Allmangleup Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  New Deviant Student Artist
So much Nitendo Players
SolidSpy24 Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kittinpaws Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bayyouna Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Fetronic Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my entire life... summed up in one picture! Great work!
WeisstheAbsol Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
At least you have a chocobo
MrTideywhitey Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
IslandJump1 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  New Deviant
This is just great!!!

M and L in the background like WAT
GAJR01BAS0BFF Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Student General Artist
korrohinaru Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
This is really an amazing piece of work!!
donutssssx Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
This Is So Awsome I Love How Many Games You Have In It!!!! Icon Juvia - Fairy Tail [ #11 ] Fairy Tail Wendy Fairy Tail Wendy Natsu and Happy (Thumbs Up) [V1] Natsu and Happy (Thumbs Up) [V1] 
IslandJump1 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  New Deviant
Nicky24512 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
an excellent art masterpiece.
HaNKmillenium Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen! O_O
fugimoto Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
.......oooook, "SO" who's ready for level "TWO"?! :iconplottingplz: lol
OwlCapone Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  New Deviant Student Photographer
love it!!!!!
Hydreigon34 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
so good
awasome929 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 13, 2015  New Deviant Student Artist
wow! this is awesome good jobLa la la la 
Lina37337 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! The colouring is awesome!
SharpEyLogic Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just like the fact that you chose to use the Sinnoh starters to represent Pokemon, as Generation 4 was my favourite. Other than that, this is just perfect! Epic and awesome work!
PokemonWrangler Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
The sheer experience of playing on the go captured in a single image. Lovely. :-)
FlshyGoesRAWR Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is simply amazing! As soon as I saw Layton and Luke, Wright and Miles, I started screaming like a little girl. x3
Amazing job. :heart:
Scarlet140 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
You are pretty much the copic marker master. I draw in copic as well but your work stuns me. I list you as one of my head role models for art.
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