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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 PAINFUL.in 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 hadto 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:
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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
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SemiFloating Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahahaha that's understandable x3
Awesome job anyways!! :3
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LensySix Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Nice job there :)
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xaiGatomon Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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xaiGatomon Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah that's what i heard. Well, he would have obviously had people help him make it, it should all be in the credits lol. Fidget's VA and i think Dust's too maybe are kinda professional VAs too XD
But it was solely this one guy designing, creating and managing the game
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overfiend-87 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014   Writer
yeah, which amazes me. It's awesome how much detail was put into this work.
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Niji-No-Kuroi-Bara Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Very nice!! :D Has a very epic feel to it :happybounce:  Awesome work for an awesome game, well done Clap 
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Vyctorian Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013   General Artist
Stunning work!~
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xaiGatomon Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Vyctorian Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013   General Artist
You're very welcome, hun!~
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esmashwey Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
cool
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Robert64dd Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student General Artist
The game was an epic mastereiece I mean seriously you don't see a cartoon videogame everyday 
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xaiGatomon Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it had it's flaws actually.
a few main things are;
a) that it was a bit too short for my tastes. there are side quests and the like but they don't really give you all that much to do at the end of the day. the game needed more to work for, different ways to improve your character, and just a lot more to be able to accomplish
b)that there were no INNs... if you were hurt you have to either use healign items which do practically NOTHING later in the game or be on easy mode and find a save point in the feild. it would have been nice if there were inns and more shops to experiment with and explore, not to mention several more towns/villages would be very nice.
Though they couldn't have weapons or costumes, but it could have been possible for ahrah to be customised with different shapes maybe... i dunno.
And C)successive play. I know given the ending that would be hard to do. but it hints that Dust is reincarnated anyway, so maybe they could have worked with somethign to do with that.
Well, at any rate, i never really liked games where it's jsut... you complete the story... game over.
youknow?

But swith soem good points, the animation was beautiful, they blended cgi and 2d cartoon animation almost seamlessly, and the enviroments are just drop-dead gorgeous. my girlfriend complained that, with the exception of fidget, everyone talks in a really cheesy way... but i think dust talks as he should, ahrah fits beign cheesy very much given that he is an ancient enchanted sword, so does that moonblood guy, and Ginger just talks in a normal, down to earth way.
I absolutely love fidget anyhow, and I love her voice.
the character designs are really nice and I love the style. there needs to be more stuff like this and i would love another game set in the elyssian tale world. maybe somethign in the future that played more like a normal rpg rather than a very awesome indie game.
I usually hate side scrolling platformers but i love the combat style of this one. it's got a really cool twist to it.
and Dust has a little too much turquoise in his design ,but he's really cool otherwise xD
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Robert64dd Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student General Artist
I really don't mind with the inn thing but I do wish that they would've added more story into it like dlc campaigns that would've been nice
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bubblesishot46853 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
That boast before the final boss was awesome!

"I am justice incarnate, brought to this world by forces you cannot comprehend.  A clensing storm to sweep across the land and purge it of your foul presence.  I...am Dust...and your campaign ends here, now.  Throw down your weapons and surrender, or face an enemy unlike any this world has ever seen."
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xaiGatomon Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"From ashes to ashes...... Dust... to Dust."
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bubblesishot46853 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Yep.

That game was AMAZING!!!!  I love it so much.
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xaiGatomon Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it was sooo coool
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bubblesishot46853 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Indeed!
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Christiekins Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Awh man, that's really badass looking!
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xaiGatomon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks
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The-Badger-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
This is very amazing!
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:iconxaigatomon:
xaiGatomon Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!!
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The-Badger-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
You're very welcome!!
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PhantomGline Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
To bad I have a vacuum!
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xaiGatomon Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dust: "Nooooo! - oh wait... _"
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SoldierBoyXIII Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Xai... that... is AWESOME!
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xaiGatomon Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow thank you hehe
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SoldierBoyXIII Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Anytime. I'm curious about that indie game now
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xaiGatomon Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's available on xbox live and i think on steam. not sure about playstation.
me and shida first found out about it in an actual GAME store though we saw a little card with Dust on it and we were like "Oh this looks cool!" just cus it's an anthro game lol
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SoldierBoyXIII Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Lol. Is it any good?
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xaiGatomon Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah it's pretty good. being an indie game i'm not that surprised of this but the story is a bit underdeveloped. feels like there should be a lot more stuff happening in the story and there ARE side quests but it doesn't really feel like there are enough of them or enough places to explore. if there were other towns and stuff other than the what, two you get to visit then it'd be good. and there's no like inns to sleep at to heal either. annoyingly if you wanna heal you'll either have to waste money on a heck load of healing items that do nothing, or have it on easy mode and find a save spot cus they heal you. on normal mode they dont heal you all the way they heal you a little bit.
So yeah once i completed a mission and had about 1% health left and was like "PLEASE LET ME SLEEP IN THIS HOUSE BITCH!" XD
but it's a good game anyway, the art style is lovely, i love the way the characters are drawn and animated and the backgrounds are just gorgeous.
I normally dispise platform fighters but i actually loved the gameplay and fighting style of this game.
and Fidget is amazing! i luff her! X3
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SoldierBoyXIII Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
I'll have to check it out. It sounds interesting. Speaking of Indie games...
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xaiGatomon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hm?
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THEJamiboi Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
What the heck did this guy do to that city!? O_o
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xaiGatomon Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well actually it's a volcano lol. typical cliche final level XD
though it kinda makes sense.
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ShidatheUmbreon Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Xai thats so cool!!!!!!!! :D awesome work!
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xaiGatomon Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe thanks honey! i love how the vector came out. it looks epic with no outline, I'm gonna upload them next.
think I should do one of Fidget? X3
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ShidatheUmbreon Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
do your work! >:O lol
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xaiGatomon Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS IS MY WORK
XD
lolol
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Theoneyoubetrayed Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
HOLY...
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xaiGatomon Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"The word you're lookin' for is holy crap."
>w<
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Theoneyoubetrayed Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I was going to say Shizen but that works to.
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xaiGatomon Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shizen? that sounds like a cool japanese name lol
and i was actually quoting scrubs lol
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