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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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ConnieUniverse5 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant
Holy crap
Its like every video game/ meme had a seizure while laying on a piece of paper.
Love it!
SushiChan04 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TheBoredAsHell Featured By Owner Edited Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, some random person stole your artwork from you…
Just a warning.
Edit: okay someday else warned you first sorry about that
neoknacks Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is soooo amazing!
Troops21 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Half the battle? What's the other half?
SilvrTails Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016
I see my babe
Dravoo Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016
Nostalgia bomb!
Thatoneboredperson Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Student Artist
The fact that that the colors are lively and vibrant I don't even know who to look at first! Everything in this piece is amazing. The coloring, shading, and outline is great. I wish I can do this tho. ((Multiple attempts has been made in the past ;^;)) Can I ask, what type of paper and coloring materials did you used?
Familiar-Friend Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Pikachu-lol IT'S BEAUTIFUL!!!
epikartoffel7 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016


MAB-8942 Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The blue shell...
candy-kawaii Featured By Owner May 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
OBJ3CT1ON!!!!Terezi laugh 
Summoner-Yunie Featured By Owner May 24, 2016
thats a chocobo and a moogle! Thats so cool!
CharizardZer0 Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  New Deviant
Where's Mega Man?
TheRamenDon Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Neku and Shiki in such a prominent spot! Awesome art!
Zhaliamoon02 Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Student Artist
That is amazing!!  xD  i really wish i could do something like this one day  ; u ;
girlyoldbonnie Featured By Owner May 14, 2016
there's no sonic......Icon Sonic Boom Sonic Head Shake Emote Sonic Facepalm Icon Ooo whaa whoo! sonic icon Sonic's done with your bull 
LilyCelebi Featured By Owner May 9, 2016
Amazing!!  Great work.  Great style, colors that pop out at you, good placement, background that makes the whole picture seem more realistic to the viewer...  it's perfect!  I love all of the characters you put together in the one setting too.  Very nice!
AmazonWarriorQueen Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Student General Artist
This is drawn really well! I love it!
OrageSpark Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
sanic is missing :(
Sonic Head Shake Emote 
girlyoldbonnie Featured By Owner May 14, 2016
that's what i was thinking.....Icon Sonic Boom Sonic Emoticon #5 Sonic Facepalm Icon 
OrageSpark Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
He was too fast for us
Nacht-Kniver Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Student General Artist
OMG finally there is TWEWY!!!!! yes someone still is in the fandom! Nice drawing too! Love all the characters there
deviantmhw85 Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO many character !!!
Redundantpig Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Professional Artist
SonicMasterHero Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016
Gaming Is Love, Gaming Is Life.
wallyandkukiforlife Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Student Artist
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will either get kissed or asked out, if you break this chain u will see a little dead girl
thechibifox21 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely AMAZING!!!La la la la  
SupriseBox Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  New Deviant
persianpop Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
Amazing 5 star creation
14nooM Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely adore this!! Great Job!!!
banana-maun Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  New Deviant
Better than my art Pikachu want it 
EmilXOM Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
kikifofa Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Kawaiii *^*
AzyloneArt Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Just amazing. You do so well with copic markers. What would you say is a must have when you are working with copic markers? I have just started using them and I love the watercolor look. 
floweytester Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  New Deviant
Youngbro Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  New Deviant Student General Artist
DotAandMe Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! Videogames! Love 
thedragoncastle Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow , nice 
Neko-Trash Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hey, i really falled in love with your talent, and... i would like to buy a print but... it's seems impossible. Could i know why ?
Haruka1001 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
so cute
nyanpheonix101 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016
All of these bring back great memories

Thank you for making this!
Day-dre-mer Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
awesome. i see kupo
Aorn Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016
Cool you got my watching and my favorite 

Goku vs beerus AMV

Hit vs vegeta AMV

Kaito tenjo vs shingo and noboru AMV

Those AMVS is my gift for everybody here
Simeon-Begginer Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  New Deviant Student Artist
Nice art bro really colorful  like Community; what deviantART is all about! Community; what deviantART is all about! Community; what deviantART is all about! Community; what deviantART is all about! Community; what deviantART is all about! Community; what deviantART is all about! Community; what deviantART is all about! Community; what deviantART is all about! 
Ultraman256 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Student General Artist
This is great! (3 pieces of paper? never been there before, i usually cram everything into one page)
jaycahilig Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Professional General Artist
very catchy...beautiful and good rendition.. :)
Nycarg-the-Idiot Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
It looks like they all want you to play their game! Phoenix seems to be giving quite the argument.
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