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Burn My Dread by PolyMune Burn My Dread by PolyMune
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Decided to enter a friends contest :iconprinii:

I absolutely adore the persona series by Atlus. I love persona 2-4 arena.

The contest, located here -> [link]

Was to draw something persona 3 or persona 4 related. I couldn't choose between the two games as I loved them both equally so I decided to go with both!

I must've drawn 50 different versions of this, before settling on this. (you can see the start of a different version here that I drew which was my second last sketch -> [link] ) I chose this one because I liked the angle and capabilities best.

Naturally I went with the two main protagonists, with their two initial personas.

No before anyone asks the persona card back and all the persona cards were hand drawn by myself (and they aren't available for free download). I didn't use any images online of the cards, you can tell I drew them if you look closely (as there are minor details that are more basic then the cards). A lot of people who do persona fan art have been ripping off copies of official artwork or copied renders instead of doing their own and I didn't want to fall into that category. It's a contest, I wanted to do my best and I try my best at creating it from scratch. :D

I actually modeled out the cards in Maya, saved the image and imported them into photoshop for a reference on where I wanted them and how I wanted them posed. Made things a bit easier in terms of angle and position of the cards :D


All the persona cards on either main's sides are all their 'main' social links. So anyone who is in their party or a main focal point of the game. Naturally Yu had to be holding the Justice card, as he is very protective over Nanako. I went with the lovers card in the middle, joined by both because the ones who wield that persona tend to be the main character's main love interest in both accounts.

I worked really hard on this, probably about 60 hours total. I was going for something dynamic, creative and stunning and I think I did alright in all three categories.

I was going to include little bubbles above the cards with pictures of all the mains but I ended up liking the look of this better (looked too cluttered with all those characters on screen).

Persona 3 and Persona 4 (c) Atlus
Artwork is done by me.
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:iconakiratang:
Akiratang Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Love Persona 4, my favourite game of all time =)
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PolyMune Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
it's a magnificent game :) i also really enjoy P3 as well
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Skeith990 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
ik Minato is technically dead, but I wonder... what'll happen if they shared S. links? like MinatoxRisexYukari or YuxFuukaxYukiko?
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DoomMarine58 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Minato: "Hey, cool glasses."
Yu: "Thanks, cool headphones."

Minato Arisato/Yu Narukami has established a bond that cannot be broken!
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Skeith990 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
unbreakable swag*
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:iconpolymune:
PolyMune Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hmmm..never thought about it like that! Minato isn't "dead" though in the general sense, he's just sealed away? best way to describe it I think. So he's dead but not dead at the same time, lol!

I've always wondered that myself. How would Minato react meeting the crew of Yu and Co. and vise versa? you see parts of that develop when you play P4:Arena but not enough to really explain it
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Skeith990 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
well it's certain that elizabeth will release minato since she has the fool arcana in the P4A therefore if the company feels like making a Persona where all the fool arcana wielder (minato, Yu, Aigis, Elizabeth (and/or Female protagonist)since the game did hint a villain who is using labrys.

On the other hand since Elizabeth is actually one of the OP boss I've fought I doubt the battles will last long, but I hope no one dies since those who signs the contract with igor ends up as a resident w/o their original memories
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Thirteenth-Hour Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
So much detail in this picture! I love the serious, focused expressions on their faces, and those totally badass poses. Awesome job!
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:iconpolymune:
PolyMune Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much :)
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:icongdbee:
GDBee Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
How'd you NOT get frustrated drawing those cards? :noes:
I love their expressions; they mean business~
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:iconpolymune:
PolyMune Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
..I'm...not even sure XD it was difficult, even though they are small I did them really big and sized them down but yea took forever D:
Thanks glad you liked it :la:
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:iconkeali:
Keali Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012   Digital Artist
This looks simply amazing! The angle and poses really catch my eye! Colours also seem very close to how I remember from the game.^ ^
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:iconpolymune:
PolyMune Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much :heart:
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:iconkeali:
Keali Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012   Digital Artist
You're very welcome.
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AidenCreations Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Student Interface Designer
awesome
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:iconpolymune:
PolyMune Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks i appreciate it!
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PanicRawr Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Student General Artist
ooh, nice perspective. I could never manage that.
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:iconpolymune:
PolyMune Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! it was definitely pretty tricky D:
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PanicRawr Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student General Artist
you're welcome ha
//slowreplysorryohemgee
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kimicatdemon Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
damn, this composition is neat. oAo
Did you do the angle of the characters from scratch or did you use reference? That's a pretty tricky angle to get!
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:iconpolymune:
PolyMune Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I actually used this site for an idea on how to pose them -> [link] but none of the poses were quite what I wanted so I had to improvise. Also, even though you can turn the angles, they don't do very good top to bottom perspective so I know the further away things get the smaller they get so I tried to do that with the feet ^^; dunno if I succeeded or not but gave it a shot.

it was pretty hard ya, I don't even think I got it quite right but I've been dabbling in better composition and angles for poses to make my pieces more interesting.
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kimicatdemon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, I see! I wish you luck on that then, it's very tricky!!
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cowgirlem Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
I've never seen/heard of this game but this image popped up in my devwatch and I just HAD to have a look at it!!
The angles are marvelous! I especially love the guy on the left's pose! It's something I would have been so proud to create myself as I often struggle with dynamic poses and angles combined!
Add that to the gorgeous colouring job - particularly on the hair (I have a weakness for hair colouring myself!!) and this picture is just a cut above the rest!!! I wish you the best of luck for this contest! Amazing job! Really! :heart:
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PolyMune Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awww thank you hon!! :heart: warms my heart you like it so much ^_^ even more flattered when it's from someone who hasn't played persona (as i find people don't tend to look at my fanart when it's not of a character they know. so I'm really happy you did)
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cowgirlem Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Of course! It caught my eye straight from the thumbnail! The dynamics of it are awesome! I really hope you do well in the contest! *\o/*
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