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CheddarVerse 2012 by cheddarpaladin CheddarVerse 2012 by cheddarpaladin
Not gonna lie, made this so I had something new and original for my Facebook timeline cover photo. But also because I haven't drawn anything CheddarVerse in a long time.

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slimoracle Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, thanks for the glowing commendation there, Chris. I like how Slim Oracle seems to evolve in images he's featured in, yet keeps a few trademark pieces (i.e. his helm and that shoulderpad). Is that cape clasp supposed to be the Psychic symbol from Pokemon? Because it's a nice touch. I especially like the yellow stuff too.

I think what makes the image busy is that everybody is doing some kind of heroic action and whatnot and that can cause a bit of confusion. If everybody was standing neutral and doing nothing but smiling, then maybe it'd be less busy. But it would lose a lot of its allure that way.
cheddarpaladin Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It might be. I was just using what I could remember of the symbol for the Mysticism school in Elder Scrolls. Migth even be a bit of Zelda's Sheikah logo.

The composition is inspired by EVERYBODY RUNNING AT SOMETHING OFF SCREEN images you see often on comic book covers. It's deliberately busy.
slimoracle Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah I understand the busyness. I was just saying that the image would be all-together different without the action poses and whatnot.
GreenDazed Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't seen Mike's Oracle in so long. He's rather iconic to me. Best Mage in all of Morrowind as far as I'm concerned.

Honestly though I feel like these images are a little too busy and that there's so much going on you don't really know where to start. But then again I don't really know how you'd do something with this many characters and have that not happen. I dunno quite how to put it.

Your magic effects look fantastic. I like that thing Oracle's left hand is doing especially.
cheddarpaladin Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I haven't drawn Slim Oracle in so friggin' long. He's absolutely perfect for a pic like this, though. With all the different characters, the fact that he can levitate really gives him an advantage in where I can put him.

The real challenge in a pic like this is not to have everything look cluttered, and to maintain implied lines. I think I do a decent enough job getting everyone in places where the better details aren't being covered and the eye can flow across the image smoothly.
In some spots that's just impossible.
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