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The Adventures of Gabby by Ikarooz The Adventures of Gabby by Ikarooz
Tried out a different shading this time and figured out that it looked quite a bit like a VHS-cover of a kids movie from the 90ies

so I went full Disney on this one


It´s also an entry for this little contest here gj301.deviantart.com/journal/N… in which I got invited to :)

I decided to go for Gabby since she sorta reminds me of a kitten trapped in a griffins body. With a chronic overdose of endorphines and enthusiasm.
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GoldenHeartWolfKing Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018
Gabby was awesome. I hope we can see more of her in the show, eventually. But other than that? Nice piece of art, good sir. :)
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Ikarooz Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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GoldenHeartWolfKing Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018
You're welcome. ^_^
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LordDonovan Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I wonder when that old 90's airbrushed coloring style finally died... Because you're right, for a while that was basically the only style the cover of anything cartoony ever used. Didn't matter what the actual product looked like, the cover had to be colored that one way. Got kinda old if you ask me, but... well, at least that would have made things simple for building a portfolio back then. Want to get that job making cartoon VHS/videogame covers, cereal box mascot illustrations, or the boxes for toys and board games? No doubts or questions, literally one specific style to master and you're gold.
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Ikarooz Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still have VHS cassettes of "Secret of Nimh" and some Disney movies at home and every cover looks as if it was made by one single dude
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LordDonovan Featured By Owner May 28, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
It very well could have all been one guy, like how all movie trailers had that same "In a world..." narrator until that particular guy died.

I mean, it's not like there were all that many VHS covers and such made in any given year, if the theoretical one guy really had the process nailed down thanks to tons of practice doing that one exact thing, I could see one person doing them all. Especially if that was all that person did.
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Rexlare Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well it's pretty hard to argue against this drawing being so cute you might just die from it. Gabby is already too adorable in the show, and you're just adding fuel to a roaring fire. Not only is her anatomy pretty much on point and her pose is perfect, but the expression she has is just perfect. She's not trying to be cute, but that winning smile is just too good with those wide adoring eyes.

So what makes this one stand out so much for me personally is the lighting though. As someone who sucks hard core at lighting, I'm very impressed with it. she seems to have that right amount of lighting EVERYWHERE that gives her form and dimension, while not feeling as if she's too darkened. But you seem to have done a perfect job at handling it perfectly well.
If I had to nickpick, it's that her wings looks sharp enough to cut through full plate armor. But that's more the shows fault and not yours so that don't count here.

I'd say this is easily in the top 5 for me on the contest. 
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Ikarooz Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes, the wings are quite sharp, but I wanted to stick as close to the show design as possible

thank you for the extensive feedback, I appreciate it :D
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Rexlare Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure. 
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Maverickwolfzx Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
Happy adventures.
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SirNickofDragons Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Student General Artist
So cute. 
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CometFire1990 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cuteness level over 9000 !!!!! La la la la 
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SirNickofDragons Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Student General Artist
That's a little low for her. 
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