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GAME ON

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Published: April 27, 2009
© 2009 - 2019 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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MaybeBenevolentHobbyist General Artist
yess edgey nick and laytonnn
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This is so great! I love it.

Please (free request, not commission) consider doing one of those using all characters from the famous (deceased) author Monteiro Lobato, from his books "Sitio do Pica-pau Amarelo" (farm of the yellow woodpecker). I think once you get to know them (google is your friend) you will love all of them! Truly! Cheers.

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i like professor layton he were so gentleman i like it :))))))

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NeivnHobbyist Digital Artist
aw theres my boy neku;;

im happy to see him lmao
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GAME ON, INDEED!
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Chelise105Hobbyist General Artist

You got my whole childhood in one drawing nice

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KoplopbopHobbyist Digital Artist
phoenix wright always gets me XD

phoenix: SHE HAS A DS!
miles: Phoenix FFS...
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ZguruhDSGNStudent Digital Artist
HOW THIS IS THE MOOST POPULAR
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OMG This was one of my favourite pictures back in the day. Seeing this was a blast to the past. It's still fantastic in my eyes!!! An iconic image tbh. AMAZING JOB!!!!
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Woohoo Ace Attorney I love that game! ^-^
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Yaay! This looks so wonderful and colorful! a good mix of game series in one nice big picture! This feels so cheerful and calm :D Very nice work on all of it there! 

Phoenix Wright, Prof. Layton and all those good Nintendo characters, whee!
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killerbirdcatProfessional General Artist
this is REALLY,REALLY GOOD!though this art was submitted when i was about 8 yrs old.
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OH MY EARTH,THIS IS PROBABLY THE BEST STUFF I HAD EVER SEEEEEEENNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Hi I’m new how do I change my profile picture I want to change it but don’t know how can you please tell me

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Um go to your main profile. And then in the corner there will be that icon. Click on it and it should let you pick a picture for it ^^ or if you click on complete profile (assuming you still have it up) and it’ll let you do it there! =D 
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Don’t worry buddy, I had the same problem starting out :D

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anytime!!!!
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I can’t do it

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Hmm okay.
when your on your page in the top left corner click on the little blank smiley face that’s your pfp now and upload an image
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