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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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