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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.

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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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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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FoxesRule9179 Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol me
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Polysiert Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All Time Awesome +fav 
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Carnelian-The-Weirdo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
60+? Where can I get that kind of time!
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TOMYZ6 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2019
G A M E R S R I S E U P.
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MichixChan93 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2019  Student Filmographer
Hi Joanna. I messaged you earlier on IG, but I don't think you saw my message. I don't know if you are active on DA anymore, but I ordered this print in 2010, but it recently got damaged this week (because I'm stupid). Can I reorder this print, so I can frame it?
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MichixChan93 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2019  Student Filmographer
I'm not very active on DA either anymore, so feel free to message me back on IG @michiquedoan 
I am highly interested in rebuying your print :)
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ShadowtDaWolf Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Phoenix Wright: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-

Me: Calm down..... 
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GraphicMarket Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2019  New Deviant
See Photoshop action visit me 
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GamerSkies Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn I guess this is the most likes post with 120k. I didn't know if any deviation has a higher number. Also, this looks really good!
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masterboydbor23445 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2019
wow mario and luigi will have to wait till later to do their adventure
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SajNinja Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is there any chance minecraft is in there somewhere?
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widowweeds Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really really cool artwork there. awesome
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goodbrony Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2019   Artist
That poor pirhana plant XD
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JeanneMunci Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2019
Oh god
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sushihase Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2019
How could you forget yoshi???????? 
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the-exiled-muse Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2019
Heh, it kind of seems like Link is mimicking Phoenix. :) 
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TheCmedwards Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
THERE ARE SO MANY GAMING THINGS AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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imthatonegamer Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2019  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
awesome
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LaReforma1857 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2019
Awesome work!
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Rainshadowo90 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2019
I love this, great job. :)
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AlKend93 Featured By Owner May 31, 2019
I remembered that picture, from long before I joined the site :D
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BrightmoonAnimations Featured By Owner Edited May 14, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cannot suppress my anger for the lack of Yo-kai Watch.
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AlKend93 Featured By Owner May 31, 2019
This pic was uploaded back in 2009, so Yo-Kai Watch wasn't even a thing yet.
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gordhanx Featured By Owner May 14, 2019
So many great games. Beautiful work man.
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Abhiraj-Gupta Featured By Owner May 12, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
amazing...
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PrincessBeautiful Featured By Owner May 11, 2019
Very cute and colorful
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Drafitio Featured By Owner May 11, 2019
Just awesome
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SailorBomber Featured By Owner May 2, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love this draw!
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SamCanguta19299Soyuz Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2019  Professional General Artist
You Submitted it When You Are 18 THX :)
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SlyCooper187 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2019
This artwork looks absolutely amazing like literally right now my mind is blown. Seriously this artwork right here is a jaw-dropper.
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TiredDolphin Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2019
very good drawing
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h3artofbl4ck Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2019
This is so amazing omgg
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Smashcop1FOWAiMac Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2019  Student Artist
Game On from Pixels plays in the background
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Chiba-Taiki Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Wow cool excellent work, well done
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Revan005 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 11, 2019
Cool and awesome!:D
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AnimeNebula003 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What an excellent picture, well done! :D
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NordicforLife Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2019  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Where is my boi Ness
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SilverStarNeko Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2019
My Fav game is pokemon and it is there and even if it isn't this art is awesome!!
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AngeryBerb Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
What do you mean, I play too many video games?!
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ChaosGril Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2019
this is amazing
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kalinap Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2019  Professional Artist
it's very good. admirations!
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EmoBlythe Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Luke Gets Down 
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ChristmasPoo Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2019  Student General Artist
Nnnintendoooo!
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Firey-Snowball Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2019
Welcome to the nostalgia zone, where you get sent on a wonderous trip to your past.
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BronyWaldoWatcher Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Where's Waldo?
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