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GAME ON

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By cartoongirl7   |   
Published: April 27, 2009
© 2009 - 2020 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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What this means is....

artmaker564's avatar

wow that was a lot of games you played and I am amazed you fitted this picture with all those characters.

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RECKWESTS OPEN by SuperKawaiiSansLover  
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Amazing.

just... amazing.

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OH MY GOD I CAN'T BELIEVE IT HAS 2M VIEWS :shocked:

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kittygirlxjanaxStudent Digital Artist
And it has 121k favs!
ShadowFox420's avatar
Really cool collage. 
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This is AMAZING! 
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JesusclonStudent General Artist
What the... 2 millions views???
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:banana94f4: likes this
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Now this is ART!!!
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CrazedCatLady77Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now THIS is art
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m0thdogHobbyist Digital Artist
This piece has been one of my all-time favorites ever since I turned 10. I remember seeing this piece and thinking, wow, I hope I become as talented as this person someday. It inspired me on joining deviantart and now, here I am almost 8 years later. 
Keep working hard! :heart:
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2 million views?

But this deserves even more views!
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STWAHHobbyist Traditional Artist

Where's my furry blue buddy?Sonic Shrug Emote JK, it looks amazing as it is.

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wow, cool
though I haven't played many ds games
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sirKnight69Hobbyist General Artist
Saw this on the front page and was like "Wow this reminds me of old school DA" then I saw the posting year nwn
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WilyWyvernProfessional General Artist

Nice art

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Great. I like.

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FluffiestDoggoHobbyist Digital Artist

uh oh kirb

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SoruKurisutaruHobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I saw this before
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EuanM2Student Writer
Mario: Mamma Mia...! Where did-a all these-a characters come-a from?!
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