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Aoba Playing Gameboy - Digital Version
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Published: April 21, 2016
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So this is the digital version which almost killed me x'D 
It was so much work, it took almost a month Llama Emoji-65 (Blood Tears...) [V3]  

I placed 9 game references, can you name them all :D?  but be aware some are pretty difficult Llama Emoji-37 (Teehee) [V2] 

here is the copic version and also the making of  video of it  :3 Aoba Playing Gameboy - Copic Version by Laovaan

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cynfuldoodlezHobbyist Traditional Artist
that tetris sign is genius!!!
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Anime--BunnyHobbyist Writer
very great picture of aoba and Beni
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VoiiiProfessional Digital Artist
Woah so pretty, I love the look of this!~ <3
Is that a gameboy color? xD
Haven't seen one of those since I told mine like 2 years ago. xDD

Game references, I'm not too familiar so idk if I can, but Tetris, KingdomHearts, Mario, Cactaur, Pokemon Center, I take it that white dog must be off some game and that lightening bolt, and whatever that poster is at the back might be related to something. xD (Steam? maybe? Idk I don't use steam but something tirggered me to think part of that looked similar to their logo. xD) And Aoba himself I guess? xD
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The white dog is Undertale. 
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VoiiiProfessional Digital Artist
Idk what undertale is minus he name, so that explains it! xD
Guess I'll have to look into it some day.
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SyneyStudent Digital Artist
Great!!! I love the colors!!!! Heart Heart Heart 
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AOBA-KUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUN Omg so cute Omg so cute Omg so cute Omg so cute Omg so cute Omg so cute 
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OmgCiaraStopHobbyist Traditional Artist
ohmagawd that's adorableee c::
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Just beautiful 0o0
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areeyaliaHobbyist Digital Artist
It's awesome!!
Ps.Love your annoying dog.
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SiragraysHobbyist Digital Artist
:) this is great ;DDD both are good
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aAshleyBHobbyist General Artist
I love this version and the copic version!  Soo much to love! :love:
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AzurewhitewindHobbyist General Artist
You did such an amazing job, I really enjoy your art. :D
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I got this as a poster at the Dokomo this year. I love it <3
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masatoyuHobbyist Artist
The shading on the jacket is perfect, pls teach me.

I love the copic/traditional version especially. It's really amazing to me how people can get marker techniques down so well.

Also I mostly play more obscure games, but I think I see final fantasy, pokemon, tetris, and mario(?).
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1. Blocks from Tetris
2. Annoying dog from Undertale
3. Well obvs Aoba and Beni from DRAMAtical Murder, which is a game... don't look it up if you're not prepared
4. Mushroom from Mario
5. Pokeball from pokemon
6. the crown is from... it's on the tip of my tongue... nnngg kingdom hearts!
7. the cactus looks so familiar... uh.. uh, final fantasy right?

8. the red green purple thing..... I don't know where it's from
9. that lightning bolt is from somewhere I'm sure... but don't know where though

Could you provide me of the answers?
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LaovaanStudent Traditional Artist
red green purple thing is zelda,
over that mario mushroom is a butterfly, which is from life is strange also near the thunderbolt is a crystal of chrashbandicoot:) 
the rest is correct ^-^

but the thunderbolt was a trap, it is just pixel art,so no specific game  xD
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ooh I didn't even notice the butterfly! or the crystal. Thank you for telling me!
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Dance4life628Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! It's surprising to see that the digital version isn't very different from the traditional one (I mean the shades look so similar :O)
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I loved this anime. Even though it made me cry. A lot.
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Food-and-artHobbyist General Artist
You are crazy good at colouring Wow! 
everything looks perfect 
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YokufoHobbyist Digital Artist
I saw both versions of this art piece and am amazed how well you work with both difital and traditional media! :")
The only thing that looks odd to me, is Aoba's right leg; the perspective on this one is wrong, with the upper leg (up till the knee area) being a bit too long and the lower leg part beig too short even with that intense perspective tilt. All in one though, great work! :")
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