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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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CelestiaDrG Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Artist
This is so awesome!!i can't believe it's Profs Layton!!!!!Soo I in love ur artwork Gal!!! :D
ImNerdyWhoGivesADamn Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want that girls outfit OwO It's so adorable X3 

I was about to close DA when I saw this on the front page and I was like 'I see pikachu' XD I see a tiny Pikachu amongst all of that wtf XD I also saw Prfessor layton and I am currently playing that on a DS emulator for my PC >w< This is basically summing up all my spare time ^^*
elelitel1 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
I used to understand deviantart when this was popular....
Now most of my familiar faces left and now i am here with stuff i don't get.
at least i have this beautiful piece of nostalgia.
Jaybers Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
Yay! So many games I love are featured here~ <3
GuyThatsNotHereXD Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
Rest in peace, bomberman
moljames Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant Professional Interface Designer
he will be always in our hearts
GuyThatsNotHereXD Featured By Owner 3 days ago
tjone370 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  New Deviant Student Artist
looks awsome
Lekawaiio Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  New Deviant
And pikachu and kirby :D
Lekawaiio Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  New Deviant
Miles, Phoenix and link :O
thedevilgaming2 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
do you have a 3ds i wanna add you
NotTooFarFallenAngel Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow so much fun in one place.
Paranoid-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
This Is Beautiful Artwork Hatsune Miku-13 (Wink and Heart) 
FawnofLove Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
I wish I was there.. this is heaven on Earth
n0n31eft Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
This thing is crayzee!!!!!!!!
thats cool you studied each subject before getting into the project.

the distiction in style between characters is definitely noticeable and appreciated.

the chocobo is very "final fantasy cover art" looking, then you got the flying chicken and windwaker link in the back....

line work,coloring,shading are all different..super awesome. *thumbs up*
GucciMane-LaFlare Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  New Deviant
put me on there cuhh
Naorrin Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
This is AMAZING!! ٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و
This just inspired me to try harder in my drawings!! (๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧
IAmWhoLockStucked Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Omigush. I want to give you so many llamas for this.

The drawing is amazing. I wish I could use my copics for this. o_o
Bloover Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Llama Emoji-03 (Sparkles) [V1] omg i love this
BDawgRULES Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Student General Artist
Chocobo Knight 
NeonNeoz Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
That is the mos increadible thing I have ever seen OwO
Slendergirl05 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's BEATIFUL!!! Good job!!
Pinkieisapartyanimal Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Student Artist
BonnieLover99 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  New Deviant
Slendergirl05 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
WHY?? this draw is AMAZING!
SmirkingSnake Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  New Deviant
This is awesome, I see like 95% of my favorite DS games in this artwork and it is glorious!! Also, congratulations on making it into the top ten most faved list Cutie Thumbs Up  
xfumikux Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
//sad because they stopped to product the world end with you
xdarkwingY Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
the pika girl is kawaii~~~~
Ayopela3 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
raging love <3
woooh loving it!!
Thekittylover100 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
rip iwata :c
dersternsucher Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
Looked at this 20 times, I am still discovering more ... Thank you for this great piece of art.
MademoiselleMadoka Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015
Man, 2009...those were the days...
ilovetorothecat Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this all the games I grew up on are in this picture
GabeDDRWatcher Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  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  Student 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:
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