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Isaac Log Rolling by Desert-Poppy Isaac Log Rolling by Desert-Poppy
I...finally finished! For my 100th deviation! :happybounce: Go me! :D :party: I've had this lineart sitting on my computer for over a year now! I'm so excited to get it done! ^^

Isaac and crew from my favorite game, Golden Sun! :la: While playing, I always wondered how Isaac (or Felix in the second game) was able to stay on a rolling log without falling into the water. Isaac here is sure trying his best, while Mia is worried for him, Garet is cheering him on, and Ivan is completely amazed he managed to stay on this long. :D

On the picture, I'm really happy with how this turned out. I think I did a good job on the shading, which is not my strong point, but practice makes perfect right? ;) The only thing I'm not quite happy with is Isaac's hands, the splashing water, and foam. At this time, I don't think I can do better on it. Well, better get practicing! :D

Please tell me what you think about it! :squee:
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iskarlata Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
This seems great to me, great colors, well drawn and a super job on the water. Awesome reflections!!! :iconsunshineplz:
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Desert-Poppy Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Thank you! It took me quite a while, but I'm very happy with this; it payed off! :la: And I even made their reflections murky like they really are in water! :D
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iskarlata Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Yes, very cool, reflect in the glory! :iconsunshineplz:
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Desert-Poppy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
:iconthegloryofplz::iconsunshineplz:
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iskarlata Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
:iconimsunnyplz:
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chuwenjie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work here! I love Isaac's precariously balanced pose and his billowing scarf! Also I adore the multicolored water, and I think you portrayed the reflections of the characters in the water very well! While I do like the splashing water effects, I think the foam is a bit jarring to the surrounding water, and could benefit the picture much more if it was lessened. Also, just a small suggestion for future artworks, a lot of times water will reflect the surrounding ground (in this case grass) not just people and objects in the vicinity! It can often help to look up references for ponds or the type of body of water you're planning on drawing. Overall though this is really a delightful piece; I love the energy and creativity! Great job! :heart:
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Desert-Poppy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Thank you for your lovely response! ^^ I enjoyed the reflections a lot. I added them in and then realized the reflections shouldn't look as crisp as the real people, so I made it look murky and it worked out over all! :la:
Yeah, I had the most trouble with the foam and splashes. I'm not too happy with them, but as I spend 0 hours a week using Photoshop, I'm not sure how I can get better.
Thank you so much! I had a lot of fun drawing this!
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Masanohashi Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
hehe, very funny idea :XD:
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Desert-Poppy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
^^ Thank you, I'm glad you like! :D I take it you've played the games before? :)
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Masanohashi Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
of course, I'm a huge fan of GS serie :)
I re-played those games not even once
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Desert-Poppy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Yay! :dummy: I've played them more times than I can count. It's a great game, but it's not too popular, you know? ;)
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Masanohashi Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
hehe, that's sweet :)
unfortunately I know, it deserves much bigger popularity, the plot is just so good...
the problem is jrpgs are not so popular overall outside japan, only Final Fantasy to certain extent, but still, only some parts

I hope Camelot will decide to make a sequel to Dark Dawn anyway

so far, the part of GS I enjoy the most would be The Lost Age, then original Golden Sun and then Dark Dawn

and how's your ranking?
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Desert-Poppy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
:D
It is a really good plot. I wish they had developed it further in Dark Dawn, the only GS game I didn't like. And I like the Lost Age better myself, because there are more summons, and places to go and things to see! :D Then yes, then Golden Sun, then Dark Dawn. XD

I think slowly rpgs are becoming more popular. There's quite a few here. Fire Emblem is popular, as is Kingdom Hearts. I love the Mario and Luigi ones! And there's always Paper Mario! :)

Ranking? You mean in the game?
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Masanohashi Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
I can't say I did not like Dark Dawn. Some innovations were original and interesting, like for example different shapes of djinnis. They are so cute :D
But I seriously disliked what they did to Weyard map. It's a real massacre to the whole Weyard we've known from previous games. Where have all those continents have gone, I wonder. Psynergy in DD was also not as interesting as in TLA. But I'm glad that they added Fireball as a basic technique of Fire Adept, for example.

There are many things, which could have been just done better.

By the way, what is your favourite psynergy techique? Mine would be Sand, I just love to transform into sand and sneak along the sandy paths :XD:

Really? Well, then maybe Poland is still so much behind with rpgs ^^'
But that's good. I've recently been a fan of Fire Emblem too, it's just so addictive ^^;

Well yes, I meant the order how much you like GS games.
But that's what you've actually done.
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goldensunlover Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XD im try ing to imagine his face if he fell off XD this is great by the way.
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Desert-Poppy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
He'd probably be very wet, and not a happy Adept. :XD:
Aww and thanks! Glad you like it! ^^ Judging by your username I take it you love Golden Sun? It's actually my favorite game! :la: I have 2 animations of the franchise in my gallery even! :happybounce:
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goldensunlover Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Im practicly in love with golden sun! Its the only game I can carry on hour long rants about XD Definintly my favorite! Im going to have to look at your gallery sometime :)
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Desert-Poppy Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Lol yeah, Golden Sun ftw! :iconsuperw00tplz: I also have 2 more ideas regarding Golden Sun, an animation and a drawing. :3 I hope to draw them sometime soon! ^^
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goldensunlover Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awsome! I have several ideas but Im a slow drawer and when I drew Felix I realized that I Forgot his ponytail AFTER I put it on deviantart:stupidme: If you dont mind my asking, whos your favorite character? That and do you mind if i friend you?
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Desert-Poppy Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Just so long as it looks good, I don't think it matters how long it takes :)
:nuu: Felix needs his ponytail! :XD: You could say it got chopped off during a battle! :D
I like Felix and Piers the best cuz they're hot Yep, not sure why, but I dig guys who have ponytails. ^^ I'm such a girl XD What about yourself? :3
And of course! :dummy: I love making new friends! :iconhappymeowplz:
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goldensunlover Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm... Ivan and Alex are my favorites<3 Im not quite sure why I always fangirl over atleast one villan in a game or series...:blush: heh heh.
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Desert-Poppy Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Ha ha lol! :D Alex is pretty awesome huh? ^^ And he's always cool, calm and collected!XD
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
lol
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Desert-Poppy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
:D I'm glad you liked it! :happybounce:
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
^^
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Desert-Poppy Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
:) And thank you for faving it! :D
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Hanoko Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha this is priceless :D
Brings back good memories!
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Desert-Poppy Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Lol yeah! :D
I even started playing it again 2 nights ago, no joke! :XD: Indeed good memories! The first and second games were way better than the third in my opinion.
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NoNamedFish Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
This was always my favorite animation in the games.
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Desert-Poppy Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Yeah it was pretty fun, huh? :D I also liked the mine carts. XD Oh and thanks for the fav! ^^
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shonenrek Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Boss!
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Desert-Poppy Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Ha ha lol thanks! And thanks for the fav!
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shonenrek Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
You're welcome!
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Desert-Poppy Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
^^
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shonenrek Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
&V&
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Desert-Poppy Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
XD
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shonenrek Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
8P
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Jeako Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist
This is so awesome!! *-*
But what is Garet so happy about?? xD
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Desert-Poppy Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Aww thank you for your comment! :hug:
He's cheering Isaac on. "Go Isaac I know you can do it!" Isaac: "Garet shut up and let me concentraaaate woaaahhh!" :XD:
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Jeako Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist
Aah, now I get it xD Now the picture's even more amazing ~
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Desert-Poppy Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Lol yup! And thanks! :D
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Jeako Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist
You're welcome! :D
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JesnCin Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow! This is certainly one of your most impressive pieces yet :D haha, the different characters' reactions to his little trick there adds a lot of liveliness to the piece. That Garet guy's expression is probably my favorite out of the crowd XD
I think your water effects are pretty cool actually. The ripple effect you got on their reflections is well executed. Isaac's wacky balancing pose gets to me, haha =P
Awesome job! You're improving :]
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Desert-Poppy Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Thank you, I was really happy with how it turned out myself! ^^
Yeah, they all have different expressions to suit their character. Garet happens to be my favorite in this piece too, along with Isaac. XD
I certainly had the most fun with their reflections, it's true!
Thank you I think so too! :squee:
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JesnCin Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome! Certainly :D
Haha, they both have very entertaining expressions :]
Cool, keep at it :thumbsup:
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Desert-Poppy Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Lol, but I'm sure Isaac is not too happy with the circumstances. XD
Don't worry I don't ever plan on stopping! ^^ :hug:
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JesnCin Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Well if he gets better at log rolling then maybe he'll cheer up...eventually! XD
:D
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Desert-Poppy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Yeah! You're right! :dance: Keep practicing Isaac! XD
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JackitK Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
It looks real nice, especially with that water reflection effect. Though I'm urged to ask if the background characters were suppose to have eyes? It's a new thing that I'm still getting used to seeing.
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Desert-Poppy Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Aw, thank you for your comment! ^^ :hug: The reflection was one of my favorite things to do! :)
It was intentional that they not have eyes. They are too far away to draw eyes that don't look like blobs, and their mouths and body language tells us everything we need to know, and how they are feeling. Also, they are not the main interest of the picture, it's Isaac on the log. Hope that clears it up. :D
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