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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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RoboTheWarriorCat Featured By Owner 10 hours ago
Oh hey.
Another person who knows The World Ends With You.

Psst just slap a Wilson in there then I understand you perfectly
JacobWBuczynski Featured By Owner 1 day ago
You didn't include my favorite game: Revenge of the Sunfish. I'm very upset now.
Naokenobi Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow i love Mario and luigi so much xD
littlemewmew10 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
haha neku XD its such a cool picture i want to see more!
cayixobatu Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant
Your work has been featured HERE
ShawnHeaytherly Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
This is incredible. I honestly don't know what to even say... Bravo.
klevrock Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist
I only found 17... WHERE ARE YOU LAST ELEBIT?!
huskylover505 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Student Artist
pika girl in the poke world just like in pokemon
Stevegreen2015 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I reall like this, it is an explosion of Nerd! This is soo nostalgic, you got bomberman, I used to play bomberman 64 as a kid, also that little ninja dude just through a throwing star at a a cuccoo? Bad idea :S never played ocarina of time but I know that is a bad idea.
HetariaNatalia Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing~!! You spent 60+ on this drawing!?! You are one hardworking artist but all the hard work pays of, you made a masterpiece! Wonderful job!
ShinTimberwolf Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is how i feel about videogames & books, they are not just fun but a piece of my life which i gone through and became a part of it.
I now most of this games, i played them myself, but some are new to me and i´m sure you had damn much fun playing them!

Best picture i ever saw <3
vdavzs Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
holy sh*t this is so freaking awesome !!
femaledogdemon Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015
omg this is amazing! such a wonderful job. i hope to see a horror game one. that would be so neat n.n
X-marblehornets-x Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
//Wishes for Pikmin
Dracona-halfling Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015
Man, that's a lot of characters. I don't think I could ever do that. This is really cool.
TheDarkPegasus52 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I see Pokemon, Mario, TWEWY, and Layton. This makes me happy. Also great job! This is really good!
SilverWolfJudge Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015
I understand 80% of this.
I see Ninjatown, Pokemon, Phoenix, Mario, Kirby, Link, the professor and etc
Sandmanthegreat Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WookieLocke Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Someone with taste :P
The world "begins" with you! <3
sushiini Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's amazing |D
PicassoEnigma Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
:objection: Ace Attorney Misc Emoji (Objection) [V1] TOO MUCH CREATIVITY!

lol, jk
Sofia-Valentine Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic! It doesn't even look like you used markers at all, stunning! You even copied the original character designs very accurately, which can be hard to do. I love it! :iconbigheartplz:
76Phoneix Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  New Deviant
Toad: Yea, bitch!
SchabeofDoom Featured By Owner Edited Sep 10, 2015
oh i really, really love your Harvest Moon Dog. He reminds me of my childhood. My Grandma was very sick and she always used to play videogames. She introduced me into it, even before i was able to read. I played Lufia and she read what the Charakters told me. She also played Harvest Moon and i helped her with the farm... thank you for the memory
wolfcrow234 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  New Deviant
Omg Nuuuu yhere is no totoro
AydanADub1863 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  New Deviant
Amazing. :D
Evil-Evan Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  New Deviant
pzab7022 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Student General Artist
just noticed the prinny. go disgaea!
Albion-Wizard Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Excellent work! The way I see this colourful art makes me smile. 
Drawing-Flawlessly Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
This must have been hard to do it on paper.
I praise your work.
Great Job!
Midnights-Sky Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Kuro-Hassan Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
lol love that lawyer! :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap CURSE YOU! CURSE YOU! CURSE YOU! CURSE YOU! CURSE YOU! CURSE YOU! CURSE YOU! CURSE YOU! CURSE YOU! 
CelestiaDrG Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015
This is so awesome!!i can't believe it's Profs Layton!!!!!Soo I in love ur artwork Gal!!! :D
ImNerdyWhoGivesADamn Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  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 Aug 22, 2015  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 Aug 25, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
he will be always in our hearts
GuyThatsNotHereXD Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
tjone370 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  New Deviant Student Artist
looks awsome
Lekawaiio Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
And pikachu and kirby :D
Lekawaiio Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
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✧
pheredere Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  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
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