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June 18, 2013
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I am Dust by xaiGatomon I am Dust by xaiGatomon
Did this for a college project, and i'm really happy with how it turned out. it took a little while but it wasn't that complicated overall, except for the sword. that was the game, Ahrah has practically no definitive outliens so viewing it from such an odd angle meant it was almost impossible to make out so i had to analyze it's shape and draw it a bunch of times and then draw it from the front and then scanned that and worked it into the vector >.<
Anywho, this character is Dust from the game "Dust - an Elysian Tail". it's an indie game about anthros, and it's really fun. i was thoroughly impressed by the overall style and gameplay.

made with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
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SemiFloating Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is Amazing!! For a college project, I would expect as much- But yo, I understand how long it take to make things like this. :laughing: 

I love this part in the game. Honestly, when I came to this picture first, I thought that it was just a snapshot you took of the actual scene. Turns out I was wrong! :lol: 

But I love what you did. Awesome work, not everyone can recreate it like that. The lineart is incredibly smooth, and the colors blend very nicely with the red fiery volcano colors. :meow: 
Awesome job. You deserve praise. :love: 
I love drawing fan-art. I drew Dust and Haley because I was sad they didn't get together though you can tell they both kind of liked each other, ya know what I mean? :blush: :giggle: 

I can almost hear him saying "Let's end this." :heart:
xaiGatomon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, thanks a lot!
Yeah it did take a while, especially the sword.
i like whatshername. the ginger one lol... *looks it up* oh her name's actually ginger okay XD
Not sure about dust and haley, but then again i hardly ever went to the blacksmith's... i did it like once ever XD
SemiFloating Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahahaha that's understandable x3
Awesome job anyways!! :3
LensySix Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Nice job there :)
xaiGatomon Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
overfiend-87 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014   Writer
yeah I completed this not that long ago on steam and it was absolutely amazing! I couldn't believe how good it was. Very decent story and it was not going the way I thought it was. I was assuming it was a basic Resurrection, but with no memory of the past going on the whole "nature vs nurture" situation, however that wasn't the case. It actually surprised me which is quite rare due to the many games, movies and TV shows I've watched over the years.

 I saved a lot of pics from that game, especially this scene with "I AM DUST!" because I liked to believe he wasn't the girl's sister, nor the royal assassin, but a new persona altogether.
xaiGatomon Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, it's a very satisfying end to the whole thing. and the fusion thing was a very good story to begin with, so they end that really well.
overfiend-87 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014   Writer
Indeed. Plus I would love to see a sequal and where that could possibly lead. i'm not sure how you could continue it, but bringing together the moonskins as they call them with the other anthropermorphised creatures, as well as going on a discover of one's own exsistance was really intense.

I'd certainly put it forward for my argument of "Video Games are art." on the side of that they most certainly are.
xaiGatomon Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Plus...... fidget is fucking adorable.

there were a few things missing from the game that would have made it a more comfortable experience at least. one thing would be an INN. the lack of general exploring of different buildings was annoying. like, healing items were expensive and later in the game do practically nothing, since they're not based on percentages like most RPGs.
But yeah, the game was almost COMPLETELY focused on completing the story, and what would have been better would be more villages and more going in and out of houses talking to people and doing side quests. there are only a few side quests and any building you can go in is part of a story mission lol

But yeah, the game is a work of art. some parts of it are just beautiful.
overfiend-87 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014   Writer
I agree Fidget is adorable lol.

Also I do agree with those same issues, but it is still a wonderful piece of art and truly beautiful. Plus from what I hear it was only done by 1 guy.
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