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Title: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: TeTine on December 16, 2007, 01:24:13 PM
Hi
I'm a french fan of Aquaria and I purchased the game a few days ago. I have only one thing to say... i love it  <3
I can't believe the size of Aquaria's world, and to think that it's the work of just two persons, wow!

Anyway, I did a little fanart of Naija and wanted to share it (and to know if all the legal stuff are done correctly :p )
http://tetine--king-of-nada.deviantart.com/art/AquariaFanArt-72242934 (http://tetine--king-of-nada.deviantart.com/art/AquariaFanArt-72242934)

Hope to see more of Bit blot in the future  ;)
and long live 2Dgaming!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: Alec on December 16, 2007, 01:25:13 PM
Oh wow! That is amazingly awesome! i want a poster now :' (

UPDATE: fan art can now also be found on the Aquaria community page:

http://www.bit-blot.com/aquaria/community.html

[edit  -- FG] Update #2: Here's a more complete fanart gallery: http://fg.wzff.de/gallery/?dir=aquaria_fanart

I'll collect everyone's fan art here:

Aquaria Fan Art Collection

(http://bit-blot.com/images/fanart/aquariafanart.png) (http://tetine--king-of-nada.deviantart.com/art/AquariaFanArt-72242934)
(http://bit-blot.com/images/fanart/pantsuaria.png) (http://itchstudios.com/psg/junk/pantsuaria.jpg)
(http://tn3-2.deviantart.com/fs24/300W/f/2007/360/a/7/Naija_Chibi_by_thicksoda.jpg) (http://thicksoda.deviantart.com/art/Naija-Chibi-73051649)
(http://www.bit-blot.com/images/fanart/guert_naija.png) (http://www.bit-blot.com/forum/index.php?topic=541.msg7548#msg7548)
(http://bit-blot.com/images/fanart/breath_of_serenity_by_luna.png) (http://www.bit-blot.com/forum/index.php?topic=541.msg8205#msg8205)

(http://bit-blot.com/images/fanart/konjak_naija.png)

(http://www.bit-blot.com/images/fanart/assault.png) (http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff77/animusassault/aq.jpg)

(http://aycu11.webshots.com/image/38410/2002164693963314686_rs.jpg)

Aquaria User Bars

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/t3mp3st/aquabar.png)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii9/tehmpest/sigs/Aquaria-1.png)

(http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/6829/aquariasigin3.png)

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a43/Glamador/Userbar2.jpg)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: TeTine on December 16, 2007, 01:27:38 PM
Damn you're quick!  XD
thanks for posting the thumbnail  and for the comment =)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: Xiagan on December 16, 2007, 01:36:40 PM
very cool! I wish I could make some nice fanart too.  :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: Alec on December 16, 2007, 01:39:48 PM
Hmmm .... now I'm seeing suggestive things in her pose, lol! XD
Thanks a lot, Guert!

But for me that only makes it more awesome. :'(

*cough*hack*


I'm going to turn this into a general fan art thread tho. Here's some by Prom (http://www.itchstudios.com/psg/):

(http://bit-blot.com/images/fanart/pantsuaria.png) (http://itchstudios.com/psg/junk/pantsuaria.jpg)





Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: Xiagan on December 16, 2007, 02:07:52 PM
Hmmm .... now I'm seeing suggestive things in her pose, lol! XD
Thanks a lot, Guert!

But for me that only makes it more awesome. :'(

*cough*hack*
Rule 34?


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: TeTine on December 16, 2007, 02:28:41 PM
hm... i'm lost  XD


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: Dozin on December 16, 2007, 03:56:33 PM
Rule 34?

Xiagan, that means you have to make it.  ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: Xiagan on December 16, 2007, 04:15:58 PM
Rule 34?

Xiagan, that means you have to make it.  ;)
Nah, that would be Rule 35b I guess... ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: Alphasoldier on December 16, 2007, 04:33:37 PM
Heh, can't wait for the people who apply rule 34.
I also use the "revealing" costume most of the time, just cause I'm that bad.
Even though normal fanart is greatly appreciated too, seeing Naija IS sexy and all. =o


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: Assault on December 16, 2007, 04:37:41 PM
Hi
I'm a french fan of Aquaria and I purchased the game a few days ago. I have only one thing to say... i love it  <3
I can't believe the size of Aquaria's world, and to think that it's the work of just two persons, wow!

Anyway, I did a little fanart of Naija and wanted to share it (and to know if all the legal stuff are done correctly :p )
http://tetine--king-of-nada.deviantart.com/art/AquariaFanArt-72242934 (http://tetine--king-of-nada.deviantart.com/art/AquariaFanArt-72242934)

Hope to see more of Bit blot in the future  ;)
and long live 2Dgaming!

That's beautiful.

Hmmm .... now I'm seeing suggestive things in her pose, lol! XD
Thanks a lot, Guert!

But for me that only makes it more awesome. :'(
*cough*hack*


I'm going to turn this into a general fan art thread tho. Here's some by Prom (http://www.itchstudios.com/psg/):

(http://bit-blot.com/images/fanart/pantsuaria.png) (http://itchstudios.com/psg/junk/pantsuaria.jpg)

This is awesome as well. Wow.


Here's something I did some time ago:
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff77/animusassault/aq.jpg)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: Quemaqua on December 16, 2007, 04:38:54 PM
I'll have to take a crack at this later.  Been a long time since my deviantART account has seen any love.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: Alec on December 16, 2007, 05:53:38 PM
Thanks for posting that, Assault!

Assault has the honor of being the first person to ever create Aquaria fan art. :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: Radial on December 17, 2007, 03:44:44 AM
Rule 34?
Been done.


...or so I've been told...


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: Hiro on December 17, 2007, 06:53:49 AM
What exacly is rule 34?

I might do some later. The game is art in itself so much that I'd feel bad drawing it. I'd make it look bad XD .


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: the_redstar_swl on December 17, 2007, 07:09:30 AM
What exacly is rule 34?

"There's pron of it on the internet, No exceptions."


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: Hiro on December 17, 2007, 07:12:09 AM
Ah...

I'll kill any of you that try to deface Naija!  >:D
Or I'll just go cry and kill some fish...


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: shinygerbil on December 17, 2007, 08:38:47 AM
no, it's already been done -.-


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: Kal on December 17, 2007, 02:29:25 PM
For the record, after much pain and blindness, a friend and I managed to find an exception.

Dr. Dell and Rin from Dark Cloud 2.

OH EXPLOITABLE!

...*cough*

I'd like to see the continuation of non-pron Aquaria art, please.  I may even join the festivities.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: Don Andy on December 17, 2007, 02:38:35 PM
For the record, after much pain and blindness, a friend and I managed to find an exception.

Dr. Dell and Rin from Dark Cloud 2.

OH EXPLOITABLE!

...*cough*

I'd like to see the continuation of non-pron Aquaria art, please.  I may even join the festivities.
I may point you out to rule number 35
"If no pron is found of it, it will be created."


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: smjjames on December 17, 2007, 06:02:12 PM
For the record, after much pain and blindness, a friend and I managed to find an exception.

Dr. Dell and Rin from Dark Cloud 2.

OH EXPLOITABLE!

...*cough*

I'd like to see the continuation of non-pron Aquaria art, please.  I may even join the festivities.
I may point you out to rule number 35
"If no pron is found of it, it will be created."

There is one of the dresses that you can find ingame that would probably be the closest to pron. Thats probably what he meant by it has already been done.

I'm really not an artist myself, but yea those are cool pics up there :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: Xiagan on December 17, 2007, 06:14:39 PM
Maybe we can shift our focus away from any rules (especially 32-36) and back to fanart?

(http://www.willhostforfood.com/files/153860/34.jpg)
I know this isn't helping the point I stated above, but I had to do it.  :P


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: Don Andy on December 17, 2007, 09:22:37 PM
There is one of the dresses that you can find ingame that would probably be the closest to pron. Thats probably what he meant by it has already been done.

I'm really not an artist myself, but yea those are cool pics up there :)
Huh, I haven't found all costumes, yet, but I think the one she wears in the secret ending is by far the skimpiest :p


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: Zen on December 18, 2007, 02:10:45 AM
What he meant by already being done is that there is a site with aquaria pron... nothin about ingame


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: Hiro on December 19, 2007, 06:27:08 AM
Any fanart actually aquaria (and not pron) related being made? Or are you all just a bunch of naked old men sitting around a camp fire in Antarctica?  ::)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: dhakkel on December 24, 2007, 02:28:23 AM
I've personally filled the Rule 34 for this, haha. I won't be linking, obviously, but it's out there if you know where to look.

Sorry, guys :(.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: Guert on December 24, 2007, 04:36:18 AM
Nobody is making new fan art? Come on! There are some many creatures and worlds to draw!

Don't be shy, look I do it too...
(http://www.worldofguert.com/naija.jpg)
Your turn...


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: Dozin on December 24, 2007, 06:04:01 AM
Whoa! Cool!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: Zeno on December 24, 2007, 08:52:25 PM
I wanna see more chibi stuff, like in the manual.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: IceD on December 24, 2007, 09:44:36 PM
Great stuff man! I love simple coloring like this, it adds so much simplicity, yet minds to stay focused on more important things.

Love to see more  :) Maybe I'll try to put something to, Since there's x-mas and finally some free time to use  :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: Zam on December 25, 2007, 12:02:00 AM
Kudus people! The art is awesome (even rule 34 ;) )


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: Derek on December 25, 2007, 08:17:42 AM
These are fantastic! :D

TeTine, Alec and I have been marveling at your work.  I love her face, and the wrinkles in her suit... amazing!

Prom is one of my favorite artists, so what can I say... :-*

Guert, old friend - I love your interpretation of the creatures!  Extremely fun, and well-executed, to boot.  We'll have to commission you to do an Aquaria comic book. ;)

And Assault, I've commented on that painting already, but I'll say it again: I absolutely love the depth and scale you've got going on there.  Really breath-taking!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: Hiro on December 25, 2007, 01:55:36 PM
Woohoo! I got one done. It's almost 3am here at the moment.  ^-^

(http://www.freewebs.com/apocaliptic_flare/Comic%20DHD%20Pictures/Naija-finished.png)

This is supposed to be something like the begining scene where Naija gains conciousness.
Can anyone read what she is thinking?  ;D

I think I over did the blur on the lower half...XD

Step #1 in learning how to draw as good as Derek: Actually draw sometimes. ;)

Quote
--- This is some fanart I’ve drawn for Aquaria. Right now its 3am, and I’ve been drawing this for probaly at least an hour and a half. So if there are any small issues, give me a break; it’s 3am on boxing day… XD ---
www.therathole.co.nr


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: LiK on December 27, 2007, 04:07:54 PM
lovely fanart from everyone.  i was thinking of doing one and now i'm inspired. i'll post mine soon ^^


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: Peste on December 27, 2007, 08:51:04 PM
These fanarts are so cool, i need poster :(


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: IceD on December 31, 2007, 07:14:48 PM
Hey, my sister has finally made her contribution to the Aquaria, since she loved every hour spent on the game. And here it is:

(http://www.icepit.yoyo.pl/Artwork/other/Breath_of_Serenity_by_Luna.jpg)

Enjoy!

And by the way - We'd like to wish you all a happy, bright New Year! Let's try to make this year a better year...


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: Xiagan on December 31, 2007, 07:54:22 PM
Awesome! That's a really cool and cute pic!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: Alec on December 31, 2007, 11:14:58 PM
Wow.  :o

I love it! :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: Zam on December 31, 2007, 11:23:14 PM
 :'(

Aquaria fanfict art   :-\


*EDIT* Oh, yeah.


It's awesome.  ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: Alec on December 31, 2007, 11:23:59 PM
Well more like spoiler art tbh.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: IceD on January 01, 2008, 12:15:15 AM
But look onto the bright side - more people will be willing to play the game!  :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: Alec on January 01, 2008, 12:19:22 PM
The bright side is that its awesome. :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: Guert on January 03, 2008, 12:54:00 AM
There's some very nice fanart being created! I particularly like the one with Li, very emotional.

Keep 'hem coming! :)

@Derek: Thanks! ;)



Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: Danger Mouse on January 03, 2008, 06:38:31 AM
wow, that artwork is amazing. And I would say that it spoils nothing, as I have yet had a chance to dive completely through the story. Excellent work! Derek Yu, thanks for the inspiration! :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: TeTine on January 03, 2008, 09:42:44 PM
Finally some new fanart  =D
I didn't have time to finish the game yet but, thankfully I already learned about li, and I really like the general mood of this drawing
Ah! this game is just brilliant and inspiring   :o

edit: oh and thanks for the comment Derek, I really really really really appreciate it   ;D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart
Post by: Wenzor on January 03, 2008, 09:46:50 PM
O_O
IceD
the pic your sister drew was so good and beautiful  :)
*thumbs up*


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Czechman on January 04, 2008, 07:03:41 PM
At last somebody has drawn that veil on Naija's normal costume at normal form.I just wonder why people don't draw Naija in other costumes or at least in other form (I think that Sun form can be really good).

No matter on what I said above that is a really nice picture.And you got my  admiration for that veil ;)

Hope everyone who will read this will understand.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: IceD on January 04, 2008, 08:14:41 PM
At last somebody has drawn that veil on Naija's normal costume at normal form.I just wonder why people don't draw Naija in other costumes or at least in other form (I think that Sun form can be really good).

No matter on what I said above that is a really nice picture.And you got my  admiration for that veil ;)

Hope everyone who will read this will understand.

Send thanks to my sis, mon  ;)

Well, maybe if we all try to beg my sis, she will do some more crazy stuff  :D. She draws almost whole the time and loves to do it very much, so I think it wouldn't be a problem for her to make a few more pics  ;) I'll try to talk with her about this, we'll see...  :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alec on January 04, 2008, 08:15:34 PM
Sweet.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on January 10, 2008, 10:22:26 AM
Man, go beg your sis to make more fanart cause this is absolutely awesome and I find it intriguing that everything on the drawing is from the game, the clam, the light, the jelly, the coral, the leaves, the helmet and the health plants. Totally awesome man and of course sis of man.
If she draws more again, ask her to make fanart of the bosses with Naija, just like the picture of Nautilus Prime and Naija hiding.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Derek on January 11, 2008, 01:10:46 AM
Wow, your sister's art is fantastic!  Please send my thanks to her! :o


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: IceD on January 11, 2008, 09:24:43 AM
Wow, your sister's art is fantastic!  Please send my thanks to her! :o

Sure I tell her. She also promised to make a few more fan arts, If she only manage with some spare time beetwen her duties and school. Glad to hear you like it!  :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on January 11, 2008, 09:54:12 PM
Lol...One upped, hard. XD

 :-* to IceD's sister.  :P


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on January 14, 2008, 11:35:13 AM
I found two more, browsing deviantArt. I think the artists won't have a problem with me posting them here, because everybody who goes to deviantArt and searches for Naija will find them. :)

(http://tn3-2.deviantart.com/fs24/300W/f/2007/360/a/7/Naija_Chibi_by_thicksoda.jpg)

(http://tn3-1.deviantart.com/fs22/300W/f/2007/357/4/2/Shekushii_Naija_by_renshu.png)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: IceD on January 14, 2008, 12:02:53 PM
Hehe, they're great  :D. I browsed devart last time but found nothing more than the first fanart. It seems people drew them in last days. Yeah, Aquaria needs more fanart!

Love this upper one. Nice style and colours. Naija looks adorable ^-^


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on January 14, 2008, 08:09:16 PM
Chibi Naija is cute, but the lower... bleh, nice finds anyway though, Xia.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: IceD on January 14, 2008, 10:30:20 PM
Quote from DeviantART:

Quote
I oekaki at 4chan a lot now.

Someone told me to draw Naija with huge boobs. APPARENTLY THESE AREN'T HUGE ENOUGH FOR THE REQUESTER. JESUS FUCKING PERVERTS.

Yup. Nothing more to say, but it's funny  :P
What the hell is that fish doing between her boobs?! It will be squeezed   :D

BTW - My sister is making second fanart. Be patient  ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: JamLamb on January 20, 2008, 02:02:37 AM
I found two more, browsing deviantArt. I think the artists won't have a problem with me posting them here, because everybody who goes to deviantArt and searches for Naija will find them. :)

(http://tn3-2.deviantart.com/fs24/300W/f/2007/360/a/7/Naija_Chibi_by_thicksoda.jpg)

(http://tn3-1.deviantart.com/fs22/300W/f/2007/357/4/2/Shekushii_Naija_by_renshu.png)

Hey!! I was to post it here but didn't get around to it. I'm the artist of the Chibi Naija (top). Since I'm a member i have absolutely no problem with the post.  ;D actually thanks for posting it for me! i'm working on a second one too.  ^-^ cheers.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on January 20, 2008, 09:50:52 AM
It's really cool! I'm curious for your second one. :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on January 20, 2008, 10:11:17 AM
Ohhh, a second one, Nice!
I bet/hope? that this one will turn out great too.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: IceD on January 20, 2008, 06:30:59 PM
Great to see you here! I'll hope for more nice fanarts  ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: konjak on January 22, 2008, 06:27:11 AM
Aquaria SUCKS!

... hence, some fanart:

(http://www.konjak.org/naija.jpg)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on January 22, 2008, 09:43:00 AM
Sucking in the GOOD way, right?
Not like a tornado.

Anyway, that's also pretty damned neat, I should really put some attention to my artistic side and try to draw too, I know I CAN do it I just too lazy to even try.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: IceD on January 22, 2008, 11:03:26 AM
@konjak: That's suprisignly beautiful, you can simply fall in love with this face! The simplest art is always most beautiful.

You know, Alpha. I've got the same problem. I'm sometimes just to lazy to do stuff, but i'll try to force myself, because I know I want to do this  :P

Keep 'em coming!  :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on January 22, 2008, 06:33:53 PM
Forcing myself will make the thing I'm working on fail.

I actually have to enjoy stuff, and lately, I don't exactly enjoy everything.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on January 22, 2008, 08:12:32 PM
Very cute! Good work! :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: JamLamb on January 28, 2008, 07:48:15 AM
That drawing is so awesome!!  ;D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Derek on January 28, 2008, 09:00:47 PM
Dammit, I've got to make some space on the website for all this great artwork. ^-^


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Glamador on January 29, 2008, 05:18:05 PM
I would love it if you (Derek) would make some creator-art for us to oggle.  I mean, all this fanart is terrific, but it's YOUR vision that inspired it in the first place right?


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Guert on January 29, 2008, 06:27:02 PM
All I can say is...
More! MORE! :)
Gotta love fanart... And some new official art would be nice too ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on January 29, 2008, 07:39:12 PM
I concur, I also vote that Derek needs to make more fanart.

That's 3 Votes so far. =p


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Derek on January 30, 2008, 02:46:01 AM
Hehe, will do!  I'd love to, actually. :)

And I want to post more of the concept art, also.

So yeah, soon!  Just need to scan some stuff.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on January 30, 2008, 07:03:43 AM
Yay! Woo!

Thanks, Derek, can't wait. ^-^


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: IceD on January 30, 2008, 08:07:28 AM
Horray  :D

I have to also visit my sis, she has propably done something to in the last days  ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Derek on January 30, 2008, 08:56:09 AM
Just put up your guys's fanart on the Aquaria website:

http://www.bit-blot.com/aquaria/community.html (http://www.bit-blot.com/aquaria/community.html)

 ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on January 30, 2008, 09:04:44 AM
Cool! I hope that'll motivate some others to do some fan art themselves! :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Guert on January 30, 2008, 03:17:41 PM
Ah excellent! :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alec on January 31, 2008, 12:08:06 AM
(http://bit-blot.com/scrap/naimus.jpg)

http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=1041.msg24092#msg24092


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on January 31, 2008, 02:01:48 AM
Heh, good thing I had that mod done before that topic was made, now -I- can strike all honour, ha! x3


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on January 31, 2008, 06:33:10 AM
Naimus?  :DAwesome. :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on February 02, 2008, 09:59:20 AM
Or MegaNaija! XD

I'm way too lazy to draw, since I think my art looks crap anyway. XD
Last time I posted something, IceD's sister put up something way better as the next post. >.<;;

Maybe I'll try again.  ^-^ Art is a lonely dream of mine...


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: inkblob on February 07, 2008, 09:36:56 AM
here's my first humble contrib:

(http://www.blobfarm.com/images/aquaria/aquaria_beast_jw_blobfarm.jpg)

figure she is somewhere near the Veil

I had fun making it and figuring out what the next one should be  :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on February 07, 2008, 10:17:31 AM
Heh, that's awesome, even though imo I don't like the head that much, but it's still awesome though, nice job. ^_^


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alec on February 07, 2008, 10:50:02 AM
Haha, that's sweet.  :o


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on February 07, 2008, 10:57:53 AM
Now using beast form will never be the same.  :o


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: IceD on February 07, 2008, 11:02:24 AM
@Xiagan: I agree  :o

Quite intriguing graphic style you have  there, keep up the good work  ;). Btw, maybe I'm to curious, but I think Naija in beast form doesn't have hair but some sort of natural hood. Gotta ask Derek about it  :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Derek on February 07, 2008, 11:09:35 AM
Hot damn! :o

It's more of a triangular hood, but yes, I really dig your interpretation!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: inkblob on February 07, 2008, 05:04:21 PM
thanks  :)  yea, took a bit of licence with the head and other bits still trying to be reasonably faithful to her game form, I can see that being contentious ;)  the first couple of sketch ideas I had her eating something, growling at the camera but dialed it down trying to figure out the figure, definitely want to do some sea critters still 


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Glamador on February 07, 2008, 09:37:34 PM
My first reaction to that beast form drawing?   AAAIIIIIEEEE!!!  Seriously, terrifying.  You've taken my cute little beast form and made it scaryful...certainly a good drawing tho.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Wenzor on February 08, 2008, 12:23:47 AM
wow my...I thought that beast form drawing was some scary sea creature at first o.O 
 >:D <--- that was the face

but your drawing really showed the look of a beastie (esp the teeth and claws =D)

GJ, I liked it




Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on February 08, 2008, 08:06:14 AM
Okay, I vote for a patch that makes it impossible to cuddle with Li when in beast form. ;) Poor Li...  :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on February 08, 2008, 09:02:03 AM
They will never sleep together in that clamp thing anymore. =p


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: mugodz on February 10, 2008, 02:41:08 AM
Finally a little spare time! So here it is, my first digital painting in honor of Aquaria. I took me quite a while.  I'm sure,as anything else, this gets faster by practice, but now I respect the amount of work went into Aquaria even more. You guys deserve all the praise you get.


http://mugodzilla.deviantart.com/art/Naija-fanart-76954755


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: inkblob on February 10, 2008, 04:31:44 AM
very cool and creepy, has a Lovecraft feel to it. it's a good thing I have a deviant account ( currently like for myspace, just to login. really been meaning to do something there tho ) as I got a mature/nudity filter and broken image link. the image showed up fine after I logged in tho. I don't think there necessarily needs any warning for purposes here, the boobies are well obscured by bubbles  ;)   definitly like the painterly approach and the vool skin texture


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: mugodz on February 10, 2008, 09:46:21 AM
I take your word and remove the filter. Most people won't be able to see it if DA blocks them. I thought it will just give a warning.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: inkblob on February 10, 2008, 10:54:50 AM
that's just my opinion, but there are warnings for nude Naija's elsewhere, so it's probably a good idea to be a bit prudent.  half the time I don't notice that I'm looking at something naked until it's pointed out to me, not easily shocked. because your painting isn't overtly sexual and it's a fishy kind of nakedness it didn't set off my bells, but thinking about it can see that it might for lots of someone else.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on February 10, 2008, 11:20:07 AM
That is a really different style. But it's cool! :)
And I think "fishy kind of nakedness" describes it quite well, I don't see why anyone may get offended by it...


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on February 10, 2008, 02:00:24 PM
Cause she's nude, no clothes, people are easily offended by that. I really like that pic too, the eyes frighten me a bit though.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Glamador on February 10, 2008, 04:37:30 PM
I don't think nude counts unless there are nipples.  That's what they do in mangas to make it "less offensive".  I can't say I really like that picture.  It's creepy.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: mugodz on February 10, 2008, 06:10:33 PM
Well, if a fishwoman accompanied by a genocidal baby nautilus popping into your view isn't creepy, than I don't know what. I always felt the first reaction of Li to be very realistic. No matter how cute she's on further inspection, the first thing you do when seeing something utterly unusual is to ensure safe distance, like run away screaming.  I painted with that in mind.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on February 11, 2008, 03:22:32 AM
Bearing in mind that Naija almost killed Li by taking off his helmet underwater, I think its fair that he ran away. ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on February 11, 2008, 08:41:39 AM
Oh come on, you people all think it's so unnatural. Fish woman sees some weird guy in a suit with a helmet on, she doesn't know it's a helmet, but does know he resembles about the same as her looking at the body so she knows it is something that's on his head which she tries to get it off.

Li the same thing, a normal human suddenly seeing a mermaid, he gets scared and runs off, having never seen that before, he uses the wrong roads and gets cornered.

I must say they did a great job on this piece of storyline.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on February 11, 2008, 09:00:15 AM
Li the same thing, a normal human suddenly seeing a mermaid, he gets scared and runs off, having never seen that before, he uses the wrong roads and gets cornered.
Second memory... *wink* *wink*


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on February 11, 2008, 12:13:02 PM
He forgot? >.>

Well why else would he flee? Did he fake it? :o


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: mugodz on February 11, 2008, 02:58:36 PM
Yup, he forgot, as it seems. And I like that part of the storyline very much, I said I found the reactions of both characters very realistic. But still, it is a very much  creepy scene if you imagine it from a first person view, pretending not knowing the events that predate it.

I think that sometimes Naija can be a frightening character.  She's practically a dangerous predator. The beast form is good symbol of that aspect, that's why I liked a previous fanart depicting her as repulsive monster.  Sometimes she does things, that are, let's just say, not too environmentally sensitive. One of the oddest scene's of the game is when you venture into the nest of Nautilus Prime, kill the big momma, and raise a little nautilus made orphan by your own actions.

I think, this lack of  strict definiton of good and evil in the characters of Aquaria is an important element of the story. Think of the Creator, Naija's mom, Naija herself. Also, we are the most cruel predators of Earth, yet we don't like seeing ourselves like this.  In the end, this duality of the characters becomes a sensitive description of the nature of humanity.

That is why I would hate if this aspect of Aquaria never got adressed. It's sure relaxing to view her as the cute little girl that she is, but the other aspects of her character are the things that make her really interesting, and not just another reincarnation of  disney's little mermaid.



Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alec on February 11, 2008, 04:34:20 PM
Yup, he forgot, as it seems. And I like that part of the storyline very much, I said I found the reactions of both characters very realistic. But still, it is a very much  creepy scene if you imagine it from a first person view, pretending not knowing the events that predate it.

I think that sometimes Naija can be a frightening character.  She's practically a dangerous predator. The beast form is good symbol of that aspect, that's why I liked a previous fanart depicting her as repulsive monster.  Sometimes she does things, that are, let's just say, not too environmentally sensitive. One of the oddest scene's of the game is when you venture into the nest of Nautilus Prime, kill the big momma, and raise a little nautilus made orphan by your own actions.

I think, this lack of  strict definiton of good and evil in the characters of Aquaria is an important element of the story. Think of the Creator, Naija's mom, Naija herself. Also, we are the most cruel predators of Earth, yet we don't like seeing ourselves like this.  In the end, this duality of the characters becomes a sensitive description of the nature of humanity.

That is why I would hate if this aspect of Aquaria never got adressed. It's sure relaxing to view her as the cute little girl that she is, but the other aspects of her character are the things that make her really interesting, and not just another reincarnation of  disney's little mermaid.

Its interesting, Naija questions her own motivations at various points as well... and often times when her motivation seems clear, it becomes more questionable if what she's doing is necessarily good or not.

Its interesting to see people's reactions to various things in the game. I was recently reflecting on the ending, and how its generally assumed that Naija's family with Li is a happy one. However, there isn't really much evidence to support what the relationship would be like, whether or not it was actually happy. Right after the scene with the baby, there's the pan back up to the original cave and Naija's line about:

"I longed for the feeling of discovering new waters - striving for a destination that lay just beyond the next wave..."

then in her cave, as she's sitting on the rock just like at the beginning of the game

"...it would never come again"


That was in part intended to mirror how the player might feel at the end of the game, knowing that its ending... and realizing that they'll never be able to play it for the first time again.

But it also brings up some interesting questions about Naija; is she really happy staying at home "burping babies and changing diapers"?

Another interesting angle is the theme of feminism. You could look at the game as Naija finding her own way and defeating the 'Creator', a powerful male figure, who was idealizing her as his companion. Naija also leads Li around for the game and is the one who rescues him, which is a flip on the traditional idea of "saving the princess".

However, Naija ends up settling down with Li and becoming a mother, which suggests that she's not totally independent.

In the extended ending, Mia returns and also brings back the idea of female independence, but this time to a further extreme. Also, Naija is enslaved to her in that sequence, so it suggests that perhaps the female power has taken over and is now the force that has to be overthrown.

The Creator I view as being mainly an innocent being, granted an immense amount of power - and he is not aware of how to be responsible for it.


Standard Disclaimer: These are my own views. I think there's room for multiple interpretations of the game, and I don't intend to disrupt anyone else's views on the matter by sharing mine.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Glamador on February 11, 2008, 04:54:40 PM
Well I've always thought that the best relationship is one where each partner relies on the other, complimenting each other if you will.  In that manner, I felt Li didn't really live up to that.  He was more like a pet really.  Obviously he couldn't talk under water, but he could have had body language or something to show his affection in some other way.  Maybe have upgrades for Li sometime?  Instead of just new forms for Naija, there might have been something that only Li could use, lost technology or the sort.  I don't know...I've made it clear that I never really liked Li, but everybody finds there own happiness.  If Naija likes exploration and danger, well, then she shouldn't have had a child when she still had life left to live.  It's a common mistake among women who want to be mothers, especially young ones.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: RobertWalker on February 11, 2008, 05:06:06 PM
Right after the scene with the baby, there's the pan back up to the original cave and Naija's line about:

"I longed for the feeling of discovering new waters - striving for a destination that lay just beyond the next wave..."

then in her cave, as she's sitting on the rock just like at the beginning of the game

"...it would never come again"
I thought it was cool how if you're watching closely as the scene fades, you'll notice that Naija is frowning.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alec on February 11, 2008, 06:26:09 PM
He was more like a pet really.  Obviously he couldn't talk under water, but he could have had body language or something to show his affection in some other way.

Yeah, we had some more things planned for Li. I may get around to adding some additions to his behavior into a patch. I don't think it would change the game play substantially, but it might give him a bit more character.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: mugodz on February 11, 2008, 09:00:25 PM
Quote
Standard Disclaimer: These are my own views. I think there's room for multiple interpretations of the game, and I don't intend to disrupt anyone else's views on the matter by sharing mine.

Well Alec, since you and Derek are the creators of Naija (or at least responsible for it. Creations have the habit of starting a life of their own in your head), in the end, it's your view that really matters. Just make sure you leave enough blurry areas for us to brag about endlessly. :)

Now that I think of Li a little more, I realized that I have a funny relation to the game as a player. Being a male, I never really identified Naija as a representation of myself. I felt more like an observer, or invisible companion. I never liked Li, and if I'm honest, it's because I viewed him as another male, standing between me and Naija.

No, really, I'm normal, just thinking.    ;D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: mugodz on February 11, 2008, 09:13:41 PM
Quote
That was in part intended to mirror how the player might feel at the end of the game, knowing that its ending... and realizing that they'll never be able to play it for the first time again.

This is just too cruel. You had to remind me, hadn't you? :) Ever since I hit the credits scene, it's just not the same anymore...

ummmm.... when is the sequel coming, again?  ;D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on February 11, 2008, 09:45:17 PM
I concur with Mugodz, the second I read that I realized that. But I guess this is why there will be mods. I pretty much know every corner of Aquaria now... I wish I had some sort of memory eraser thing now to play it again in it's full glory.

And one thing I still wonder... all the things in Aquaria, like the things of feminism, the creator, Eric's emotions and stuff, did you all plan this out, did you have a start and ending and a few keywords in between, did you two make it up as you went or something else?


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alec on February 12, 2008, 07:36:39 AM
We didn't really aim to put certain themes in, I'm more realizing this stuff after the game has been finished for a while after reflecting back on it.

I think its because we did things that seemed personally interesting to us... there are some parts of the game that seem like symbols of events in my life that were happening while I was working on the game.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on February 12, 2008, 10:03:45 AM
The wonderful world of the subconscious.

You got me wondering what parts that are though cause a lot of things in this game have heavy emotions attached to them. Kind of makes me worry.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: inkblob on February 25, 2008, 09:14:24 PM
my next foray into Aquarian artdom, and you thought I'd for sure do Nature form next  ;)

(http://www.blobfarm.com/images/aquaria/aquaria_sunform_jw_blobfarm.jpg)


click here (http://www.blobfarm.com/images/aquaria/aquaria_sunform_jw_blobfarm_lg.jpg) for a larger version, lots of the pen detail gets lost when you reduce the image size


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on February 25, 2008, 09:32:57 PM
Amazing! That's a very cool style of drawing! I like the pic, even when Naija looks a bit serious (on the other side, she is in the abyss...). ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on February 26, 2008, 08:30:01 AM
Awesome, very nice drawing style, I just wonder what's in the top left corner, it looks like a eye of a fish, maybe a whale or something.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: inkblob on February 26, 2008, 04:55:10 PM
thanks  :)  the next one planned is not serious at all actually. and yep that's a something in the corner there


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on February 26, 2008, 07:08:44 PM
What is it? The piranha like think in the cave? Wolf or something? Or that thing that dashes to you, the one in the Abyss anyway?


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Derek on February 26, 2008, 09:46:08 PM
Awesome!  I can't wait to get these on the fanart page, and I definitely can't wait to see the next one!  Your style is very distinctive - I love it. ^-^


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: inkblob on February 26, 2008, 11:52:56 PM
What is it? The piranha like think in the cave? Wolf or something? Or that thing that dashes to you, the one in the Abyss anyway?

bottom corner creature is one of those eels that dosn't really attack you but hurts you, top corner is something else  :P  ::)

Awesome!  I can't wait to get these on the fanart page, and I definitely can't wait to see the next one!  Your style is very distinctive - I love it. ^-^

it's your guys' work that has inspired me and thanks for that  :)  there's enough places, characters and ideas in the game to keep one busy for quite awhile if need be. my plan is to do a year of fan art on whatever media I'm exposed to, so happy to start it off with Naijas.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on February 27, 2008, 10:40:13 AM
I know what the eels is thank you, my nitelliance and skill of recognision goes that far, but a bunch of faded lines don't tell me much, it does tell me there is something there, it doesn't looks like those worms, it isn't a eel. It doesn't even look like the wolf thing. So I have no clue.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: RobertWalker on February 27, 2008, 04:52:05 PM
It looks like the eye of a whale to me.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Glamador on February 27, 2008, 04:53:07 PM
I think it looks like the eel in the Abyss.  Maybe he just drew something scary in the shadows that was perhaps Naija's first perception of one of those harmless eels.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: inkblob on February 27, 2008, 05:27:15 PM
it is a bunch of faded out lines, and wanted to try and recreate that feeling I had when going through the Abyss where it's all a mystery and your illumination reveals little clues.  she's totally defenseless and without any firepower except for light and wanted to capture the unknown, threatening nature against her luminous fragility. not sure if I totally succeeded but had fun pushing myself  :)  the ink stage is a breakthrough for me actually, drawing a lot of this in negative and technically happy with it:  sunform black/white (http://www.blobfarm.com/images/aquaria/aquaria_sunform_jw_blobfarm_bw.jpg)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on March 01, 2008, 10:03:43 PM
Nice pic. That style really brings out the darkness that is the abyss. ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Glamador on March 01, 2008, 11:21:00 PM
You know, I think that picture is the best reproduction of the Aquaria artstyle I've seen so far.  The other artists gave it a touch of something that made it look...well, not like Aquaria in a way, but I was keeping an eye out for those eels on second playthough of the game and I snapped a pic.

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a43/Glamador/EelThing.jpg)

I think it's a pretty damn good resemblence don't you?  Good work inky.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on March 02, 2008, 11:24:24 AM
Heh, you should've made a picture like in the art Inkblob drew. =p

But yeah, they really lookalike, kind of freakish. You made this from your mind, inkblob or did you also snap a picture? :o


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: inkblob on March 02, 2008, 01:05:43 PM
that's the eel I used in my pic ya  :P  what I did was take some screenies in the abyss, doing her various sunbursts to get some palette ideas and reference shots for her costume and the creatures.  I took the basic colour ideas directly from the game but it's 'hand' painted. I appreciate the compliment Glam, but think that Daniel-David Guertin's and Tetine's more than captured something Aquariay and wouldn't have considered embarking on these if it wasn't for them  :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Zeuter on March 16, 2008, 02:07:36 PM
WARNING: Disturbing Images :P

NSFW (http://www.aerisdies.com/cats/cat8851img6.html). At all.

I laughed so hard. :')


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Aërendyll on March 16, 2008, 02:41:01 PM
I laughed so hard. :')

You should give a warning about that one. It's hentai.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Zeuter on March 16, 2008, 03:16:41 PM
NSFW (http://www.aerisdies.com/cats/cat8851img6.html). At all.

I laughed so hard. :')

You should give a warning about that one. It's hentai.

Isn't NSFW a warning enough?


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on March 16, 2008, 05:20:03 PM
It is quite old, there is a thread about it in the forums from beginning of January or End of Dec or so...


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Glamador on March 16, 2008, 07:14:45 PM
Yea that was one of (if not the) first NSFW pics of Naija to hit the web.  There's a thread called "Aquaria has finally hit the big time" or something similar discussing naughty Aquaria fanart.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on March 17, 2008, 12:53:33 PM
aerendyll, don't know if you know, but NSFW means Not Safe For Work. That was the warning.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on March 18, 2008, 06:44:11 AM
Seriously, WTH. Dude, put a BIG bloody warning on that or I'll ask a dev to remove it (/ and you). Acronym is NOT enough. Seriously, not cool.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on March 18, 2008, 08:59:18 AM
IMO, an acronym is enough if you know what it means, and I don't know about you, but I always check out the url first before I click anything.

A bigger sign however with adult material included however would be nice.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Glamador on March 18, 2008, 09:03:48 PM
Seriously, WTH. Dude, put a BIG bloody warning on that or I'll ask a dev to remove it (/ and you). Acronym is NOT enough. Seriously, not cool.

Seriously?  NSFW is pretty universal for "bad language or explicit nudity and/or vulgarity".  It covers the gambit.  But hey, if it really bothers you THAT much.  Anyway, it seems somebody stuck a big red warning on it.  Just goes to show you, the squeeky wheel....


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: delve on March 18, 2008, 09:33:43 PM
I think you meant 'gamut'. Anyway, as has been said already, an acronym is only effective if it's a known acronym. Of course, it's also only useful if you can actually use it without having to type the whole bloody thing out at length every time just in case. With that in mind, may I humbly suggest that you bookmark this (http://www.gaarde.org/acronyms/)? Bear in mind that parts are NSFW, as internet lanugage is in large part determined by anonymous teenagers.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Glamador on March 18, 2008, 11:35:05 PM
And how is NSFW not well known?  Anybody who goes on a forum or reads a blog should know at LEAST the important ones.  And as far as I'm concerned "NSFW" is one of the most important acronyms of the internet right up there with LOL.  But meh, it's not important to argue it, it's been fixed.

Btw, is it gamut?  What does that even mean?


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: inkblob on March 19, 2008, 12:04:47 AM
any acronym I'm not familiar with I google.  that said, the piece in question is more offensive on a technical draftmanship level than a content level for myself and for that it should be purged from the interverse. 

I'm not dissing you Hiro, but found it funny that you used wth in a post about nsfw. wtf is wth? jk, acronyms ftw!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on March 19, 2008, 03:12:02 AM
Yeah, see, I don't recoginse NSFW at a glance. I don't know about you guys, but I don't hang out on places of the net where I would need to. This is not an adult site, forum, or game. I shouldn't have to be wary where I click. This is about fanart, so I just go in and click.

Seriously, you got lucky my mum wasn't looking dude. I'd be royally pissed if I got in serious trouble + questioning what I do on the computer all the time.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Zam on March 19, 2008, 06:02:37 AM
I quite honestly have to agree with Hiro. I've been around the web, and as a kid when I first got on the internet I'm sure I saw stuff my parent's would have killed me for. I know what NSWF means, but some people simply don't. If a parent or anyone else hits one of these links,  bit-blot will suffer, and people will be ticked.


It's downright rude to expect someone to know what it means; I'm not ripping you for posting it that way, this post is kinda a general shout-out. (everything has been fixed, and this is the first time this has happened. The poster most likely saw other stuff on this site and thought it would be okay. Which it is. He used a NSFW, which unless you're used to the internet, and places where people actually have a reason to use it, you won't know what it means)

Kids play this game, and so kids will hit these forums. To be quite honest...


Think of the children.




Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Aërendyll on March 19, 2008, 08:14:11 AM
aerendyll, don't know if you know, but NSFW means Not Safe For Work. That was the warning.

Nope, I didn't know. I hang out on the internet a lot, but I rarely use acronyms and I almost never encounter them outside of MSN.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: delve on March 19, 2008, 01:03:17 PM
Btw, is it gamut?  What does that even mean?

Google claims it means the range of percievable colors under specific circumstances. I claim that I've only ever heard of a thing 'running the gamut', rather than 'running the gambit'. In other words, it covers every percievable possibility. But we've wandered quite off topic.

As for knowing NSFW, it's not genetic. We aren't born knowing all these obscure acronyms. Nobody should be expected to know. Cut some slack, since we all have to start somewhere.

What they should be expected to do is find out as quickly as possible, especially since a search takes less than a minute. There is, in my opinion, absolutely no excuse for not knowing what an acronym is, or the proper definition of a word on a forum (note this specifically does not include IMs, IRCs, and face-to-face communications). Google will tell you faster than you can make it up. Now enough of this wrangling; bring on some more fan art, yeah?


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on March 19, 2008, 07:39:30 PM
This is about fanart, so I just go in and click.
I agree that it should have been warned with bigger letters but it's damn good tip to look at the link before clicking it. Maybe some nice griefer moron would come in here and post some nice link of adult pics, you would have the same thing. Yes it needed a Tag, no it didn't, You now learned 2 things, what the Acronym NSFW stands for and to check the links you click. Not everyone thinks of the kids on the internet.

If you think you have the guts or want to see some of the lowlife on the nets, go to 4 chan.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on March 19, 2008, 07:51:44 PM
If you think you have the guts or want to see some of the lowlife on the nets, go to 4 chan.

Just...don't.

And now back to topic, any new Fanart we should know about? I'd like to see some new stuff. :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on March 20, 2008, 03:18:35 AM
Heh heh heh.

I would probably try to draw something over the long weekend that is easter, but I'm going to a camp so it wont be me. ;)
Someone has to keep this thread alive!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on March 20, 2008, 08:28:17 AM
Well, the thread is alive, maybe not on the right topic, but that's fixed now that something-chan came in the picture,

ANYWAY, I've been using my Tablet a lot lately, even though I SUCK at drawing actual people, I think I'm gonna try my hand at it.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Aërendyll on March 20, 2008, 06:25:40 PM
I've been trying to draw a semi-realistic portrait of Naija, but thus far the hair is killing me. I might find a way to work around it or I might even restart the colouring process. But you can expect a portrait of Naija coming up! :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Glamador on March 21, 2008, 04:38:23 PM
Well if it's gonna be realistic don't forget to make the hair wet-like!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: eli on March 23, 2008, 01:23:03 PM
Hello, fellow Aquarians!

I've just beaten the game for the first time, and it's painful to discover that I've only seen a relatively small portion of the entirety that is Aquaria. The sheer size and scope of the game is fantastic and overwhelming - what an amazing feeling. (Yes, it's time to start again from the beginning!)

Anyway, I drew a little homage to the happiest thing to find while exploring a new, dangerous area:

http://coldphage.deviantart.com/art/Aquaria-Savepoint-80701084 (http://coldphage.deviantart.com/art/Aquaria-Savepoint-80701084)

Thanks to the creators for this incredible monument to gaming, storytelling, and artwork.

-Eli


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: inkblob on March 23, 2008, 07:45:06 PM
I like this, it's neat to see something non-figurative being spotlighted. and yes, those memory crystals are always a welcome site in an unfamiliar area.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Glamador on March 23, 2008, 09:09:45 PM
you know i got all the way to the Sun Temple before I found a single one of those in the Veil?  I thought the devs were nuts not putting any crystals there.  Turns out they were behind a rock.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on March 23, 2008, 09:16:57 PM
you know i got all the way to the Sun Temple before I found a single one of those in the Veil?  I thought the devs were nuts not putting any crystals there.  Turns out they were behind a rock.
You know that you can see in the bottom right corner where the next crystal is, right?


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Glamador on March 23, 2008, 10:55:04 PM
I know that NOW yes.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: TeTine on March 28, 2008, 10:06:16 AM
Eyh! It's been long since the last time I came here  =)
And there's some great additions to the fanart gallery!

I'd like to thank Alec and Derek for showing so much interests in our fanarts  ; )

Maybe I'll make another one when I finally beat the game (yeah i know it's a shame but I've been busy and plus I want this game to last long, like almost every other game I really love =p )

cya


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Aërendyll on April 08, 2008, 10:40:46 AM
Well, expect some fanart from me soon. I began colouring the piece I made, but sadly I can't finish it anytime soon due to limited time I am allowed to spend on my computer at home (I'm at school now).  I will put up the sketch, though.

Naija's a nice excuse to practise anatomy. ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Ubik on April 24, 2008, 02:54:34 AM
Well, I know this isn't visual art per se, but I'd feel like I'm marketing myself too much with a whole new thread on this. I'm part of the video game remixing community, but instead of doing an arrangement of one of Aquaria's tracks, I wrote an original track inspired by and in the style of the soundtrack:

Emerge (http://www.ubikmusic.org/ubik-11_emerge.mp3)

Hope you enjoy! :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alec on April 24, 2008, 03:38:43 AM
Well, I know this isn't visual art per se, but I'd feel like I'm marketing myself too much with a whole new thread on this. I'm part of the video game remixing community, but instead of doing an arrangement of one of Aquaria's tracks, I wrote an original track inspired by and in the style of the soundtrack:

Emerge (http://www.ubikmusic.org/ubik-emerge.mp3)

Hope you enjoy! :)

Wow, that's cool. :)

It'd be neat if you wanted to let people making mods use your music. (or even team up with them to help them create new music for their mods)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Ubik on April 24, 2008, 04:18:14 AM
Well, I know this isn't visual art per se, but I'd feel like I'm marketing myself too much with a whole new thread on this. I'm part of the video game remixing community, but instead of doing an arrangement of one of Aquaria's tracks, I wrote an original track inspired by and in the style of the soundtrack:

Emerge (http://www.ubikmusic.org/ubik-emerge.mp3)

Hope you enjoy! :)

Wow, that's cool. :)

It'd be neat if you wanted to let people making mods use your music. (or even team up with them to help them create new music for their mods)

I have no problem teaming up with people to do music for mods! :) And I'm willing to let them use existing music as long as they contact me for permission first and give me credit.

And I'm glad you enjoy the track! :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Aërendyll on April 24, 2008, 06:41:41 PM
I'm a sucker for this kind of music! Do you have more tracks? My MP3-player needs food. :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Ubik on April 24, 2008, 09:19:09 PM
I'm a sucker for this kind of music! Do you have more tracks? My MP3-player needs food. :)

Sure do! You can find the rest of my music at http://www.ubikmusic.org. :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Aërendyll on April 25, 2008, 11:55:04 AM
I finally put up the sketch of my work, I kind of forgot about it earlier. ::)

Swimming Peacefully (http://aerendyll.deviantart.com/art/Aquaria-Swimming-Peacefully-83844030). (Lame title, yes...)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on April 25, 2008, 07:24:10 PM
Peacefully? There are enemies on the sketch! ;)
I like her face very much, it looks more grown up then her usual face (that's not the fact why I like it, just all in all).


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: inkblob on April 26, 2008, 06:04:15 AM
Well, I know this isn't visual art per se, but I'd feel like I'm marketing myself too much with a whole new thread on this. I'm part of the video game remixing community, but instead of doing an arrangement of one of Aquaria's tracks, I wrote an original track inspired by and in the style of the soundtrack:

Emerge (http://www.ubikmusic.org/ubik-emerge.mp3)

Hope you enjoy! :)

very nice Ubik  :D  I'm trying to wonder where this might be playing in the background and the Energy Temple comes to mind. lovely to see other mediums being expressed via inspiration from the game

I finally put up the sketch of my work, I kind of forgot about it earlier. ::)

Swimming Peacefully (http://aerendyll.deviantart.com/art/Aquaria-Swimming-Peacefully-83844030). (Lame title, yes...)

I really like your critters in this and you should flesh this out more! like Xiagan, I like her face a lot, a serene anime quality to it.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Glamador on April 26, 2008, 04:53:28 PM
What's up with the watermark?  Copyright?  I can't save the picture...Has deviantart changed is standard operating procedures or did you do that?


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on April 27, 2008, 11:49:36 AM
Right click, view image,  then save it. And as far as I know DA always had watermarking.
If that dun work: Big watermarked version (http://fc04.deviantart.com/fs27/i/2008/116/0/9/_Aquaria__Swimming_Peacefully_by_aerendyll.png) and Smaller unmarked version (http://tn3-2.deviantart.com/fs27/300W/i/2008/116/0/9/_Aquaria__Swimming_Peacefully_by_aerendyll.png).

EDIT: And you could always ask aerendyll very nicely to host it on photobucket so we can all get it unmarked, seeing a few people here collect thems.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Glamador on April 27, 2008, 10:02:22 PM
Well whenever I went to save the picture it would save "blank.jpg" which is code for "there's something else covering this image so you can't get to it" and DeviantArt usually doens't do that.  I don't like to have to visit a website to see pictures, I just save them to My Pictures and peruse at my liesure later.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Ubik on April 27, 2008, 10:46:52 PM
very nice Ubik  :D  I'm trying to wonder where this might be playing in the background and the Energy Temple comes to mind. lovely to see other mediums being expressed via inspiration from the game

Glad you like it! If it were to be an actual Aquaria level, I would think of it as something akin to the Veil, but during dusk or night - with singing humpback whales and schools of bioluminescent fish :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Aërendyll on April 28, 2008, 07:42:42 PM
I'm sorry for the watermark, guys, but I'm kind of worried for art thieves. I don't know where I can safely put up my work and stuff, hence the watermark.

I can send the non-watermark picture to people by email, though.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Glamador on April 28, 2008, 09:00:28 PM
Art thieves?  That would do what?  Sell copies for 10 million dollars on the black market?  Anyway, I don't really need a copy of the black & white image, but if you ever color it I'd love to have that.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: inkblob on April 28, 2008, 10:00:23 PM
Art thieves?  That would do what?  Sell copies for 10 million dollars on the black market? 

probably more concerned about people claiming ownership and that they made the drawing.  I've heard of this sheer oddness happening but never run into personally ( you can take that good and bad, good it didn't happen, bad that you didn't make anything that anyone wanted to steal and say they made ;) )


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on April 29, 2008, 08:54:21 AM
Woah! Ubik, you gotta do more of that! It's stuff like this that keeps me alive untill the sound track is released. :D It sucks having to listen to the few songs I have on loop for ages... But I do love the 'Seven days remix".

Good job!

(And that peaceful art there is good too, more of an indication of what it might be to play than some of the other art out there.)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Battlerager on May 08, 2008, 09:02:44 AM
I will definately record a Aquaria arrangement in the near future.

Like, a medley of sorts.

(I thought it fits the thread, having heard Ubik's pretty awesome track there)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: silverflagon on May 11, 2008, 12:00:29 AM
I'm sorry for the watermark, guys, but I'm kind of worried for art thieves. I don't know where I can safely put up my work and stuff, hence the watermark.

I can send the non-watermark picture to people by email, though.

Nice work aerondyl, I could sort out a poser figure for you to help with perspective and anatomy if you want?

Art theives are a problem but not so much so for a drawing, but ideas can be stolen :( but that is the chance we have to take or forget about sharing art altogether???

No they don't make millions glamadour but it is still done and it's still upsetting to the person who's worked hard on their art to have someone else use it without asking.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Aërendyll on May 11, 2008, 03:19:53 PM
Nice work aerondyl, I could sort out a poser figure for you to help with perspective and anatomy if you want?

You're a tad too late for this picture, I'm afraid. I've already started colouring it.

Progress picture for 'Swimming Peacefully'. (http://aerendyll.deviantart.com/art/WIP-Swimming-peacefully-85356913)

No they don't make millions glamadour but it is still done and it's still upsetting to the person who's worked hard on their art to have someone else use it without asking.

Amen to that. I haven't encountered the problem yet, though, but I'll do everything to keep it this way.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Glamador on May 11, 2008, 10:50:40 PM
Well the coloring looks fantastic.  Keep it up.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on May 12, 2008, 05:12:33 PM
Hah, Awesome.

Don't forget the bellybutton though.  ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: silverflagon on May 17, 2008, 07:30:53 PM
The colouring does look great aerendyll :D
Now if I can't help out with a poser figure then perhaps I might give you just one pointer? Don't continue painting the underside of her right foot because in that postion and angle we wouldn't see it just the top. I hope it's not too late for this also?


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: inkblob on June 15, 2008, 04:47:13 PM
wooo I finally finished this one  :D

(http://www.blobfarm.com/images/aquaria/aquaria_stuffy_jw_blobfarm.jpg)

so for this one I wanted to depict a sense of affection and some of the more joyful aspects of the game. this is by no means my favourite outfit but it suited the tone of scene and it was a treat to try and depict it ( this would be the first actual Naija I've drawn  :o )  here's a link to the full size (http://www.blobfarm.com/images/aquaria/aquaria_stuffy_jw_blobfarm_lg.jpg)

I've been sort of tied up with other arty projects as of recently but am still on my tour of duty exploring the many facets of our favourite mermaid, next one will be the bizness end of the stick  >:D



Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Glamador on June 16, 2008, 04:28:12 AM
Wow....I can't say I "like" it, it kinda gives me the creeps.  But it's a fantastic piece and I love your use of the Mithala plushie.  I'd totally buy one of those.  Hint hint Alec.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alec on June 16, 2008, 06:22:07 PM
Wow dude, that's awesome! I love your crazy style.  ^-^


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on June 16, 2008, 07:11:21 PM
Seconded! It truely is fantastic!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: inkblob on June 17, 2008, 12:21:04 PM
thanks  :)  and maybe it creeps you out Glam because it's a portrait of you ;)  Naija in all her lovely, princess sweetness hugging a stuffy of horrible, goggle eyed, tentacly, toxic coloured worm was part of the disturbing disparity that I took away from the game, so if it creeped you out I guess it was sort of successful?

this picture took a few stages, with some of the pencil stages being mangled with on the computer, being resized, flipped, tilted so that was a fun experiment. here's few of the pencil sketches (http://www.blobfarm.com/images/aquaria/stuffy_sketch.jpg)

here's just the ink layer (http://www.blobfarm.com/images/aquaria/aquaria_stuffy_jw_blobfarm_ink.jpg)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on June 18, 2008, 09:47:01 AM
Yeah...I wouldn't hug that....

I'd maaaybe hug Li, but not that thing. ;)
Good job.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: silverflagon on June 18, 2008, 04:42:02 PM
Oh wow inkblob that is a fantastic painting, it made me laught also, especially after just beating it in my first encounter with Mythala  ::)

This was a tiny little watercolour sketch i painted a couple of weeks ago and posted into the wrong place sorry :-[


(http://img366.imageshack.us/img366/8193/naijaportrt700ki0.jpg)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Derek on June 18, 2008, 09:05:52 PM
Hahaha, inkblob... you made the Sun Worm look very cute, in a grotesque sort of way.  That is an awesome illustration.

I really like your watercolor, too, silverflagon.  I think it captures a certain ethereal quality to Naija that I really like.  She looks very young, too!

I'll be sure to add these to the fan art section of the site soon. :-*


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: silverflagon on June 19, 2008, 12:13:58 PM
Thank you Derek :D I do have a full image waiting for me to apply it to canvas sometime but I'm afraid that Aquaria has kind of taken over my life at the moment  :-[ lol
I would love to do it digitally but it's just not possible so I am considering getting out my acrylics instead.

Isn't Inkblobs painting great :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: ShaneWegner on June 20, 2008, 07:27:01 PM
(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/1912/chubbymermaidis8.jpg)

Drawn by the talented Cindy McC over at www.greypaper.com (http://www.greypaper.com), this pic shows the perils of eating too many food items on a single boss fight! Officially added to the fan art section for your Aquaria enjoyment!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: silverflagon on June 20, 2008, 09:31:43 PM
Thank you for posting it here Shane, it's just priceless :D Can you imagine Naija just elling OP to hang on a bit while she takes some power food? lol


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on June 20, 2008, 11:34:24 PM
Lol! That fat Naija is awesome.  ^-^
Very nicely done.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Derek on June 25, 2008, 11:55:55 AM
Hahaha, I love that she's eating out of a bucket!  Roffle!  ;D

Okay, all the fanart has been added to the community page (http://www.bit-blot.com/aquaria/community.html).  It's great to see that section keep growing!  Phenomenal work, guys and gals!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: silverflagon on June 26, 2008, 12:51:22 PM
Thank you Derek, I feel highly honoured having that small sketch placed with such lovely art. :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Ubik on July 02, 2008, 06:08:55 AM
Hahaha, I love that she's eating out of a bucket!  Roffle!  ;D

Of course she is, she got it from Kentucky Fried Cuttlefish. :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: silverflagon on July 03, 2008, 02:19:12 PM
Hahaha, I love that she's eating out of a bucket!  Roffle!  ;D

Of course she is, she got it from Kentucky Fried Cuttlefish. :)
ROTFLMSO!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Ubik on September 04, 2008, 01:32:10 AM
Okay, all the fanart has been added to the community page (http://www.bit-blot.com/aquaria/community.html).  It's great to see that section keep growing!  Phenomenal work, guys and gals!

You can add the Aquaria-inspired track I did (found a few pages back) if you're interested in doing so, as well. :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: yecgaa on October 28, 2008, 07:15:54 PM
Hi. I made a fanart too.
Sorry it isnt so good, Im a beginner.

http://yecgaa.deviantart.com/art/Naija-101995080


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: inkblob on October 29, 2008, 03:30:31 AM
hiya yecgaa  :)  don't apologize, it's a great start! you show a lot of attention to proportion and detail, keep up the good work  :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: yecgaa on October 29, 2008, 10:55:29 AM
hiya yecgaa  :)  don't apologize, it's a great start! you show a lot of attention to proportion and detail, keep up the good work  :D


thank you very much^^


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Glamador on October 29, 2008, 03:58:51 PM
While objectively the quality is not "up there" with some of the art I've seen I think it captures Naija's look well.  The face especially looks like her.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Chibi on October 29, 2008, 04:15:15 PM
Its a good picture: it reminds me of the Chibi Naija series that Derek started on the help page


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: silverflagon on October 29, 2008, 05:25:26 PM
It's very good yecgaa and  your drawing is of Naija is unmistakable even without her costume :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: yecgaa on October 29, 2008, 08:39:53 PM
thanks, good to hear


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Chibi on October 29, 2008, 11:09:28 PM
You should try coloring it, but make sure you don't go overboard. I did so on my first great sketch and regretted it for weeks afterwards.  :(  ;)
EDIT: Whoops, forgot about digital art  :-[  ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Glamador on October 30, 2008, 04:32:03 AM
Well if you digitally color it you won't have to worry so long as you just keep a backup file in place.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: yecgaa on October 30, 2008, 06:47:10 PM
I coloured the pic in Paint Shop Pro.
I have to practice more, to colour better.

http://yecgaa.deviantart.com/art/Naija-Colored-102188829


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Chibi on October 31, 2008, 02:28:24 AM
That's pretty good: you should use the color version in your avatar. I especially like the sun and water effects in the background. Naija seemed a little naked (calm down, boys (and girl) in the black and white version.

(Just playing around with Halloween colors)  ;)



Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: yecgaa on October 31, 2008, 12:39:25 PM
That's pretty good: you should use the color version in your avatar. I especially like the sun and water effects in the background. Naija seemed a little naked (calm down, boys (and girl) in the black and white version.

(Just playing around with Halloween colors)  ;)



Thank you^^


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: yecgaa on November 01, 2008, 02:39:38 PM
I made an animation of TETINE's image (with permission).

Its just a preview.

http://www.humyo.com/E/7571343-240596599


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: silverflagon on November 01, 2008, 09:34:01 PM
That is quite neatly done :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on November 01, 2008, 10:16:46 PM
Wow.  :o
How do you even do that? It doesn't look distorted or anything even when it moves.

Nice job.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Chibi on November 02, 2008, 12:41:03 AM
That is awesome: it has none of the trademark stretching that happens in an innumerable amount of "animated picture" videos. Good job! You may have a career as an animator.  ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: yecgaa on November 02, 2008, 03:29:35 PM
when i will create a longer video, i will tell you the program's name^^
i hope you wont hate me for that


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Chibi on November 02, 2008, 04:29:19 PM
Ah, so that's the secret! I knew there was a catch.  ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Glamador on November 03, 2008, 03:59:26 PM
Well, it's better than some of the so-called "animated" pictures I've seen around the image boards.  But there's still that distortion and lack of perspective.  Personally, I think it's better to use a series of static pictures without lip movement to tell a story.  It just looks cheap that way.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Danger Mouse on November 04, 2008, 01:27:53 AM
I actually think it's pretty well done. What software is used? The image is a bit stretched so it makes it not look as good as I imagine it would if the image wasn't as pixelated... maybe that's because it was opening up in full-screen in my browser. I agree with Glamador somewhat but I think it's still creative and could be done with a cool style of it's own. I think it could be pulled off. Good job on creating something new that we haven't seen yet here in the forums Yecgaa.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: silverflagon on November 04, 2008, 04:52:01 PM
I have seen this done before and it can look pretty good, and it can look really bad just depending on the user and how they select the area for the manip. Also it always looks better for short speeches, the longer they are the worse it can look if you aren't careful.

Though I have forgotten what the software is called of course :o lol :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: yecgaa on November 04, 2008, 07:49:20 PM
Thanks


By the way, now i can tell you the programs name: CrazyTalk 4

 ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: silverflagon on November 04, 2008, 08:09:06 PM
Thanks :D No that isn't the one I knew of that one was a freeware, though it could of been a free trial and test run of the same engine?


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: yecgaa on November 05, 2008, 01:49:35 PM
maybe, but i dont know


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Derek on November 18, 2008, 08:29:08 AM
yecgaa, I just wanted to say I really like your fanart!  I'll definitely add it to the Aquaria fanart page.

You captured a certain something about the character that I really like. :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: yecgaa on November 18, 2008, 05:49:34 PM
http://www.humyo.com/F/7571343-256386027

Hy. I tried to play the mother song on my guitar with an amplifier software.
You have to know that im a beginner guitarist.


And Derek, thank you :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on November 19, 2008, 09:14:36 AM
Oooooo nice!
You're on the first step to making an awesome remix with that. :D
Onegaishimaaaasu~!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alec on November 29, 2008, 03:36:05 AM
http://www.humyo.com/F/7571343-256386027

Hy. I tried to play the mother song on my guitar with an amplifier software.
You have to know that im a beginner guitarist.


And Derek, thank you :)

Thanks for putting that up! Its always fun to hear alternative versions of the music. :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: ChimeraThing on December 08, 2008, 11:06:59 PM
Can i have the notes for that, i hate transcribing, i had to transcibe sing sing sing by Gene Krupa yesterday. I could totally mix it up into a groove for my bass.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: zuluhero on December 13, 2008, 01:02:42 AM
Just a quick pic of the happy couple  :-*

Wish i had more time to colour it, but i have a very short attention span when it comes to personal projects!    ::)

Anyway Hope you like   :)

(http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/7500/aquaria1xo2.jpg)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Chibi on December 13, 2008, 01:35:24 AM
Very nice scene, but black hair for Li would be great. I love the texture of Naija's skin: it's very true to the original. Definitely deserves a spot on the fan-art page. Good job, man!  :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on December 13, 2008, 08:36:27 AM
And thereflection in the water is superb. Great job! :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alec on December 13, 2008, 08:46:41 AM
Thanks for that one! :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: zuluhero on December 13, 2008, 04:35:04 PM
Thanks for the comments guys - they really mean alot to me.  The truth is this had been sitting on my HDD for nearly a year now.  I was inspired to do it after the ending of the wonderful games, but with work commitments and other things it kinda got left on the way side (and like i said earlier i have a short attention span when it comes to my own projects :P)

When i checked the site recently and saw that 1.1.1 version of Aquaria it inspired me to finish it off.  Im currently playing through it again, which is fitting for its one year anniversary (happy birthday Aquaria!  :-*) 

Looks like this is going to become my christmas tradition too :)

Anyway, i've edited the original artwork a bit.  Made Li's hair darker (doh - how did i miss that one  :-\) and ive given it more of a poster feel.  I hope you like the ammendments!  :)

-Zuluhero


(http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/1117/poster4ob1.jpg)



Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: silverflagon on December 13, 2008, 08:24:58 PM
It's lovely but I have to differ, except on the colour of his hair, I loved the look of the first one though the poster look is good I prefer the minimal look of the the first. Nice work zulu :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on December 14, 2008, 11:41:34 AM
Wow nice picture Zulu.  :D
Makes me want to make a mod even more than I already did (which was already a lot). Good job. ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: ChimeraThing on December 23, 2008, 04:08:09 AM
Im working on a picture of Mithala.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Chibi on December 23, 2008, 04:36:49 AM
Great - keep us posted.  :) Try to save pictures from the entire process.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: ChimeraThing on December 23, 2008, 04:54:11 AM
K, ill finish the pencil sketch tonight and scan it tomarrow.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on December 23, 2008, 11:18:39 PM
Ooo, yay. Sounds like it could be good (in a scary kind of way..).  :P


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: ArchArbiter on December 24, 2008, 03:19:02 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v339/DarchiDesslock/naijaloaf.jpg)

I did something!
It's nothing special, just a doodle. But I felt like I had to include myself.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: yecgaa on December 26, 2008, 05:45:21 PM
Can i have the notes for that, i hate transcribing, i had to transcibe sing sing sing by Gene Krupa yesterday. I could totally mix it up into a groove for my bass.

Hi, yes you can have:
e-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B------9--11--------13------------9--11-----------------------9--11----------------
G-10----------------------------10----------------12-------10----------------8------
D-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


and very nice arts ^^


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: daryy on December 29, 2008, 03:22:55 AM
 8) 8)very cool! I wish I could make some nice fanart too.   >:D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Chibi on December 31, 2008, 04:19:42 AM
Very good doodle ArchArbiter - "Not another sea loaf!"  :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: ArchArbiter on January 02, 2009, 03:44:53 PM
Thanks!
I remember fighting bosses like Mom & Dad and the Piranha pet miniboss before I got the pattern down, running out of healing items and desperately smashing ingredients together. A whole lot of sea loaves and no fish oil to drip on 'em!
So I just crammed them all down my throat for a whole .8 health.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: silverflagon on January 02, 2009, 09:18:47 PM
Thanks!
I remember fighting bosses like Mom & Dad and the Piranha pet miniboss before I got the pattern down, running out of healing items and desperately smashing ingredients together. A whole lot of sea loaves and no fish oil to drip on 'em!
So I just crammed them all down my throat for a whole .8 health.
Oh I've been there, done that And got the T-shirt lol Love the cartoon arch :D

I hope that you don't mind me shortening your alias?


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: ArchArbiter on January 02, 2009, 09:41:06 PM
Thanks!
I remember fighting bosses like Mom & Dad and the Piranha pet miniboss before I got the pattern down, running out of healing items and desperately smashing ingredients together. A whole lot of sea loaves and no fish oil to drip on 'em!
So I just crammed them all down my throat for a whole .8 health.
Oh I've been there, done that And got the T-shirt lol Love the cartoon arch :D

I hope that you don't mind me shortening your alias?

Of course not. Most people call me Arch.
And thank you. I actually plan on drawing a little comic when I get home from work. I'll be sure to toss it up here when I'm finished.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: silverflagon on January 03, 2009, 12:13:10 AM
Good I can look forward to seeing it tomorrow then arch :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on January 03, 2009, 01:47:35 PM
Sounds good. Your art style seems pretty well refined. :) Good job.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Danger Mouse on January 03, 2009, 09:51:23 PM
I'm beginning to think I should get a draw pad and pen for the computer since the mouse technique just isn't doing much for me anymore these days. Maybe a tablet pc would be a good idea??? Kind of expensive though I imagine for a fast one that refreshes extremely fast.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: yecgaa on January 04, 2009, 12:38:44 AM
I would like to buy one too, it would be so great, and i agrre with you drawing with mouse is so hard.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Danger Mouse on January 04, 2009, 01:26:38 AM
Anyone have some suggestions for a tablet pc capable of worthiness? would be a huge plus if Aquaria ran on it at a good resolution at a decent fps.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on January 05, 2009, 11:32:48 AM
(http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/8388/remains1ga0.jpg)

My tribute to this beautiful game; Naija in Mithalas, pencil & ink -work.

(I wonder if this picture is too big for this site, please remove it if it is)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alec on January 05, 2009, 11:45:10 AM
wow  :o :o :o

 ^-^


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Chibi on January 05, 2009, 12:29:42 PM
Beautiful drawing Vetehinen!  ;D It looks, to me, like a page-length illustration in an illustrated book. - the top few inches of the picture put me in mind of folded silver cloth, an interesting illusion.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Zam on January 05, 2009, 12:56:56 PM
Hahahah! That's wonderful!

(P.S if you have an even bigger version, let me know because that is just beautiful)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: ArchArbiter on January 05, 2009, 02:47:43 PM
I can't see your work, Vet, 'cause i'm at work. :C

Also, the comic is finished, I just forgot to put it up. ^ ^;  I are a idiet.
Glad to see this thread is still getting some posts though.


EDIT:
Oh Dangermouse, I would reccommend the Wacom Graphire line of PC tablets. They're inexpensive and they work great. That's what I use and have been using fro two years. Never looked back.
As for tablet PCs, I ain't got no damn clue. :B


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Danger Mouse on January 05, 2009, 03:30:59 PM
There's a difference? Tablet PC's and PC  Tablet's?? -I R CONFUSED -


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: ArchArbiter on January 05, 2009, 03:38:05 PM
There's a difference? Tablet PC's and PC  Tablet's?? -[ u]I R CONFUSED[/u] -

Haha. Tablet PCs are usually PCs engineered so you can draw right on the screen with a stylus pen. PC Tablets are pads connected to your PC through USB 2.0 so you can draw on the pad and have that come up on your PC's screen. It takes a little while to get used to, but it pays off. Look up Wacom Graphire.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Danger Mouse on January 05, 2009, 03:48:54 PM
I was thinking more on the lines of a Tablet PC recommendation then. But thanks for the PC Tablet recommendation,... I'll have to take a look at that too.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: ArchArbiter on January 05, 2009, 03:55:25 PM
I was thinking more on the lines of a Tablet PC recommendation then. But thanks for the PC Tablet recommendation,... I'll have to take a look at that too.

Look up the Cintiq. Beware, most quality tablet PCs cost a pretty, pretty penny.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Danger Mouse on January 05, 2009, 05:28:26 PM
Hmm, yeah, they want $2000 for the latest Cintiq 21UX which was made in 2005. Did price comparing online and it's all about the same price... I wouldn't pay that much for equipment that is 3 years old in technology. If it's that old it's probably still based on windows xp too. I'm looking more on the lines of something up to todays standards in graphics. If such a thing exists yet.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: ArchArbiter on January 05, 2009, 05:33:49 PM
There are tablet laptops, too. Which work the same way but are just smaller. I have a feeling you've already looked into that, though.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Danger Mouse on January 05, 2009, 05:36:43 PM
I'm trying to check out the lenovo tablets here online from work, and not having any success with the website at the moment. I'm in no rush anyways though. Just seeing what kind of options there are out there these days.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: ArchArbiter on January 05, 2009, 05:56:21 PM
Ah. I wish you luck on your tablet-locating endeavours.  ^-^


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on January 05, 2009, 08:59:16 PM
That's truely amazing Vete! Great stuff! :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alec on January 05, 2009, 09:19:28 PM
(http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/8388/remains1ga0.jpg)

My tribute to this beautiful game; Naija in Mithalas, pencil & ink -work.

Quoting again for awesome.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on January 05, 2009, 09:42:00 PM
Quoting again for awesome.
Good job.  8)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Chibi on January 05, 2009, 11:43:39 PM
That one deserves a place in the fan art section - Alec?


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: inkblob on January 06, 2009, 03:48:44 AM
wow,  Vetehinen, that's lovely  :o one of the nicest tributes to the game yet. I'm very fond of b/w & grayscale art, I don't think anything is lacking from the lack of the colour here, it's filled with lots of light and mystery  :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on January 07, 2009, 02:06:00 PM
Thank you very much  :) Glad you like it b&w, I have a coloured version clearly in my mind but I fear it's beyond my skills (as I don't know how to paint like Silv or  do it with computer programs) ^-^

It has almost been a year since I bought this game, and I have enjoyed every second (I recently saw the first ending, and there's still the final ending left as I have found all the memories + of course much more to search). That's why making this picture was very important to me, like a gentle farewell to the Naija's magical journey of discoveries and adventures. So basically, my thanks in a form of a picture.

Other fanart-works really inspired me to try too, great works indeed. Nice to see so many different styles.

Chibi
Quote
the top few inches of the picture put me in mind of folded silver cloth, an interesting illusion.
Very interesting point of view.

Zam
Quote
(P.S if you have an even bigger version, let me know because that is just beautiful)
This one is a "ImageShack-friendly" sized picture, smaller than 1,53 Mb. If you are really interested, I have a much bigger picture saved.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Zam on January 07, 2009, 11:17:46 PM
I'm really interested. Email it to me or something

at either jelnique(at)gmail.com or camzy(at)goldensquare.net

Thanks :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: silverflagon on January 07, 2009, 11:37:07 PM
Thank you very much  :) Glad you like it b&w, I have a coloured version clearly in my mind but I fear it's beyond my skills (as I don't know how to paint like Silv or  do it with computer programs) ^-^

It has almost been a year since I bought this game, and I have enjoyed every second (I recently saw the first ending, and there's still the final ending left as I have found all the memories + of course much more to search). That's why making this picture was very important to me, like a gentle farewell to the Naija's magical journey of discoveries and adventures. So basically, my thanks in a form of a picture.

Other fanart-works really inspired me to try too, great works indeed. Nice to see so many different styles.

Chibi
Quote
the top few inches of the picture put me in mind of folded silver cloth, an interesting illusion.
Very interesting point of view.

Zam
Quote
(P.S if you have an even bigger version, let me know because that is just beautiful)
This one is a "ImageShack-friendly" sized picture, smaller than 1,53 Mb. If you are really interested, I have a much bigger picture saved.

That is simple stunning Vetehinen :D Perhaps if you really want to know about the use of colour I could help you out sometime and oerhaps even paint version of it for you? It would be quite simple to make an outline copy for painting :D You are very talented so you should learn how to use colour or you are selling yourself very short and I would be honoured to be able to help :D

I still have a very special image in mind for Naija but it's still floating around in my head at present ;D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: silverflagon on January 07, 2009, 11:50:32 PM
I know you from Elfwood Vetehinen though I can't recal your name worse luck but I recognise your beautiful drawing of Dwarves :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on January 08, 2009, 07:41:21 PM
This is a little bit off-topic, but please endure by behavior   8)

Elfwood-site is very familiar to me, but I haven't got any works there, so maybe you mix me with someone else. I have just a couple pics in DeviantArt (as you already noticed  ;))

Quote
Perhaps if you really want to know about the use of colour I could help you out sometime and oerhaps even paint version of it for you? It would be quite simple to make an outline copy for painting. You are very talented so you should learn how to use colour or you are selling yourself very short and I would be honoured to be able to help

I have to say, it would be my honour if someone as gifted artist as you could help me with colours  ^-^ you really work wonders with colours.

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I still have a very special image in mind for Naija but it's still floating around in my head at present

That can be quite frustrating, that "image-in-mind" -thing.  Sometimes I see pictures crystal-clearly in my mind, and then I'm trying to transfer that image to paper. And even more frustrating; it's almost impossible to do, and the finished work always lacks something  :-\ It's quite funny feature, though.


Title: Re: Ubik's music
Post by: radio ratio on January 09, 2009, 04:08:26 AM
Well, I know this isn't visual art per se, but I'd feel like I'm marketing myself too much with a whole new thread on this. I'm part of the video game remixing community, but instead of doing an arrangement of one of Aquaria's tracks, I wrote an original track inspired by and in the style of the soundtrack:

Emerge (http://www.ubikmusic.org/ubik-emerge.mp3)

Hope you enjoy! :)

I like it!  :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Danger Mouse on January 09, 2009, 04:21:41 AM
Very soothing, and at the same time very upbeat. I really like this song.... can I use it for my mod?? Aquaria: Lost Treasures


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: silverflagon on January 09, 2009, 11:21:57 PM
This is a little bit off-topic, but please endure by behavior   8)

Elfwood-site is very familiar to me, but I haven't got any works there, so maybe you mix me with someone else. I have just a couple pics in DeviantArt (as you already noticed  ;))

Quote
Perhaps if you really want to know about the use of colour I could help you out sometime and oerhaps even paint version of it for you? It would be quite simple to make an outline copy for painting. You are very talented so you should learn how to use colour or you are selling yourself very short and I would be honoured to be able to help

I have to say, it would be my honour if someone as gifted artist as you could help me with colours  ^-^ you really work wonders with colours.

Quote
I still have a very special image in mind for Naija but it's still floating around in my head at present

That can be quite frustrating, that "image-in-mind" -thing.  Sometimes I see pictures crystal-clearly in my mind, and then I'm trying to transfer that image to paper. And even more frustrating; it's almost impossible to do, and the finished work always lacks something  :-\ It's quite funny feature, though.

Thank you vetehinen that is very kind of you :-*
I can help you with advice but you would have to learn by practice also and it can get very frustraiting, so do you have the patience for it?

It's strange because I could of sworn that I had seen your art in Elfwood, but perhaps I saw it in Dev instead then?


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: orange on January 10, 2009, 04:02:11 AM
(http://img369.imageshack.us/img369/3554/naijavy3.png)

 :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Chibi on January 10, 2009, 05:06:18 AM
Very well done orange!  :) - there's something about that picture that elicits something similar to the uncanny valley feeling, but that's just me.  ::) I especially love the beautiful diaphanous outline of the hair.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on January 10, 2009, 05:10:25 AM
Wow sheesh, I didn't  check this thread for  a while, and its got some really awesome new pics.\

Vetehinen, wow, just wow. Your pencil is amazing. And such attention to detail!  :'( <- Happiness.

Orange, at first I was like 'woah its too..long.' But the more I look at it the more I like it. In particular I like how the hair is left less defined and just sort of flows down the forehead without an outline.  ^-^


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: silverflagon on January 10, 2009, 07:41:11 PM
Very well done orange!  :) - there's something about that picture that elicits something similar to the uncanny valley feeling, but that's just me.  ::)
Chibi that is because she has a long nose and more than a hint of Picasso about it which is perhaps just a part of Orange's personal style :D I could be more precise but that would not be fair on orange unless they asked :D

Nice soft imagery Orange, there does seem to be something very haunted in her face which you have captured really well :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: orange on January 10, 2009, 09:00:44 PM
Wow, thanks.  :) I usually try to draw people with more variated faces, but not necessarily beautiful. That's kind of how I picture Naija's face. Anyways, that my expression if I was in her position. I haven't even played the full game, so I'm trying to get it for a present or something.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Chibi on January 10, 2009, 09:17:56 PM
Wow, thanks.  :) I usually try to draw people with more varied faces, but not necessarily beautiful.

Interesting philosophy orange - it's good to explore.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: silverflagon on January 11, 2009, 01:19:11 AM
Wow, thanks.  :) I usually try to draw people with more varied faces, but not necessarily beautiful.

Interesting philosophy orange - it's good to explore.
It also shows that orange has an  artists mentality, perfect faces are for adverts and fantasy fairies ;D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Chibi on January 11, 2009, 01:45:39 AM
Drawing ugly people is an essential part of an artists repertoire of skills - not everyone is beautiful, and beautiful people have a facial complexity closer to a cartoon relative to those with masses of warts, wrinkles, and other blemishes.  :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Danger Mouse on January 11, 2009, 02:03:20 AM
There is something very disturbing about the look of that picture orange. Don't get me wrong, I think it's an excellent piece of artwork. But for some reason it keeps catching my eye and giving me the creeps!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Chibi on January 11, 2009, 02:21:57 AM
You too?  :) I'm not alone!  :o


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: orange on January 11, 2009, 07:25:55 PM
She looks scared, I guess. Or like. "OMG! A MONSTER!"


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Danger Mouse on January 11, 2009, 07:48:44 PM
She actually looks a bit morbid to me... so scared she's ghost white.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Ubik on January 11, 2009, 08:08:18 PM
Very soothing, and at the same time very upbeat. I really like this song.... can I use it for my mod?? Aquaria: Lost Treasures

Glad you like it! I sent you a PM about your request, so get back to me when you have the opportunity. :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Danger Mouse on January 11, 2009, 09:24:58 PM
I shot you an email and wrote you a PM Ubik. Thanks for the response. :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: silverflagon on January 11, 2009, 11:12:41 PM
Ok if some of you can't see what's disturbing I will explain, and Orange I am not critiquing your picture just explaining what it is that is effecting them like that ;D

1.  Her ear is set very far forward and a bit low so if she wore glasses she wouldn't be able to see out of them.
2. Her mouth is facing towards us yet we should only see 2 thirds of it by rights and the same goes for her eye also.
3. Her nose is twice as long as it should be even in extreme.
And
4. Her neck is also twice as long as a normal neck unless Naije wore those neck bands that some African women wear.

These are all tricks long used by artists such as Dali, Picasso, to name just 2 and I know there are others but as usual my memory for names has let me down :(


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Chibi on January 12, 2009, 03:40:25 AM
That's it - I recognized the nose and neck, but couldn't put my thumb on the other two.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: silverflagon on January 12, 2009, 01:16:59 PM
It is kind of hard to see these things because our brain will see the main features on a face and say "right it's a human face" but unless you have some training in anatomy then you won't be able to put your finger on what exactly is disturbing you.  :) And of course it's not just artists that have that training, some Doctors and Surgeons are also very good at seeing what is wrong :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on January 12, 2009, 05:37:08 PM
My first thought was Picasso. :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on January 12, 2009, 08:32:52 PM
I recall a certain French comic-artist who's style is quite similar... My memory doesn't serve me right now, but I was a bit bemused when I saw Orange's picture  :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: orange on January 13, 2009, 12:13:49 AM
I wasn't really thinking anything of anatomy or other artists. I was just drawing.  :) I do like to exaggerate. I feel like normal human anatomy is just so rigid and stubby.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: silverflagon on January 13, 2009, 01:34:35 AM
I wasn't really thinking anything of anatomy or other artists. I was just drawing.  :) I do like to exaggerate. I feel like normal human anatomy is just so rigid and stubby.
Good for you orange, I supose that my art is a bit too predictable really but it's what I enjoy and I do admire those that can do abstract art and make it look natural. Any abstract I paint just looks false to me so I leave it to others.

This is one of my galleries and really the only one that I don't have to be too discrete about linking to :) www.ArtWanted.com/silverflagon (http://www.ArtWanted.com/silverflagon)

Do you have any galleries orange?


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: orange on January 13, 2009, 03:15:56 AM
Nope. I don't. xD I like your flowers and butterflies. They look happy.   ^-^


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: silverflagon on January 13, 2009, 06:26:08 PM
And I am not really a flower artist lol Those were painted as part of several challenges and the only one that I really like is the acrylic  and that I donated to the hospice where my friend died. I don't sell and that depresses me sometimes .. sigh
You really should start a gellery if only so I could see more of your work :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: ArchArbiter on January 19, 2009, 04:12:40 PM
Howdy. It's Arch again. I lost internet at home until recently so I haven't been able to upload any doodles.
Though if it means anything, I plan to make due on my claim on posting more art. I listened to a lot of the tracks in the Jukebox the other day and it's had my mind bubbling like a cauldron. I have tons of ideas to implement.

As for the black n' white picture by Vetehinen: Beautifully done. Good job.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: silverflagon on January 19, 2009, 08:07:30 PM
Hi Arch it's good to see you back again :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: ArchArbiter on January 20, 2009, 02:51:18 AM
Hey, thanks! I'm home now. I imagine I'll have at least some semblance of a comic ready to show you guys tomorrow. I'm dead tired tonight. x_x


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: ArchArbiter on January 21, 2009, 04:55:27 AM
I feel bad for making all sorts of posts about putting up drawings, so i'll just slap up these unfinished doodles. I feel ashamed but whatever.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v339/DarchiDesslock/licomic1words.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v339/DarchiDesslock/licomic2wip.jpg)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Chibi on January 21, 2009, 05:52:12 AM
Very good ArchArbiter. I can't wait until Naija pulls Li's helmet off (he'll probably think she's drowning him).  :) Nice work!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: silverflagon on January 21, 2009, 10:05:06 PM
I think he did Chibi lol It's a neat cartoon Arch it made me laugh ;D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on January 22, 2009, 07:43:46 AM
Yeah, I like it too. :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alec on January 22, 2009, 03:32:27 PM
Awesome. I want more!  ;D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: inkblob on January 22, 2009, 04:54:19 PM
don't be ashamed! if these are the roughs, can't wait to see your finished work  :) 


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Zam on January 22, 2009, 11:09:49 PM
DO EET DO EET!
 ;D


Great job!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Chibi on January 23, 2009, 03:01:42 AM
I'm clutching my sides in anticipation.  :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on January 23, 2009, 11:24:23 AM
A lake creature!!!

 ;D ;D ;D

Woo I like it.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on January 24, 2009, 01:54:18 PM
Very good work  ^-^ and funny, like your previous comic.    Strong feelings, hilarious expressions  ;D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: ArchArbiter on January 27, 2009, 02:17:36 PM
First and foremost, thank you all for such kind words!

Okay. I'm back. Health permitting, I'll stay back. I had to take a breif PC hiatus due to health problems (I won't go any deeper than that, unless you really want to know).
I'm not done just yet, so I'll barf up more pages in the coming days. I definately won't pass up the opportunity to draw Li's face twisted in some unique expressions.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: silverflagon on January 27, 2009, 10:07:38 PM
First and foremost, thank you all for such kind words!

Okay. I'm back. Health permitting, I'll stay back. I had to take a breif PC hiatus due to health problems (I won't go any deeper than that, unless you really want to know).
I'm not done just yet, so I'll barf up more pages in the coming days. I definately won't pass up the opportunity to draw Li's face twisted in some unique expressions.
If you go into your problems I will go into mine and no one wants that Arch, a thread on health problems is the most boring and misserable thread you can imagine  :o lol


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Archeus on January 31, 2009, 05:07:19 PM
Very very good pictures from everyone. Makes me wish I stayed in "Art" after finishing school.  ;D

Arch, that comic made me laugh. I can't wait to see more.

Vetehinen, WOW... that pencil and paper drawing was .. wow.. breathtaking and full of hidden depth (i liked the word "glory" too).  From what I read Vetehinen, you haven't seen the ending that you get when you collect all the memories? Do me a huge favor would you? When/if you do see that ending would you send me a PM or tell me in this thread? I may have a pencil sketch idea that you would like. :D

Man... now i'm going to have to try and doodle something. What an inspiring thread...


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: silverflagon on January 31, 2009, 11:06:27 PM
Very very good pictures from everyone. Makes me wish I stayed in "Art" after finishing school.  ;D

Arch, that comic made me laugh. I can't wait to see more.

Vetehinen, WOW... that pencil and paper drawing was .. wow.. breathtaking and full of hidden depth (i liked the word "glory" too).  From what I read Vetehinen, you haven't seen the ending that you get when you collect all the memories? Do me a huge favor would you? When/if you do see that ending would you send me a PM or tell me in this thread? I may have a pencil sketch idea that you would like. :D

Man... now i'm going to have to try and doodle something. What an inspiring thread...
I didn't go to art college until 4 years ago so it's not too late for you, unless rules on returning to learning are different where you live? I just never passed any of the exams that were needed for college in those days so I just went into other souless jobs, and kept my art as a spare time hobby until now.

So start studying books if you really want to learn it and look for couses if you want some qualifications also, but some artists sell without ever having passed one single art level..


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Lunar on February 04, 2009, 04:11:57 AM
(http://fc55.deviantart.com/fs40/i/2009/034/3/5/l_i_g_h_t_by_josefMAGIC.jpg)
Done :)!
Download as a wallpaper: http://josefmagic.deviantart.com/art/l-i-g-h-t-111743357


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Chibi on February 04, 2009, 04:45:39 AM
Quite good - it has a very surreal quality.  :) It reminds me for some reason of the Ice Veil: the same ethereal background of light. My only quibble would be Naija's left ear - removing the lower half and/or reducing its profile would improve her head to no end.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on February 04, 2009, 10:20:34 AM
Wow that really is a good quality picture there.  :-* Looks like you have Naija all sorted out. Although you forgot her...birth marks? I dunno, the dark bits on her shoulders. xD


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Align on February 04, 2009, 10:26:25 AM
Chubby!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Chibi on February 04, 2009, 02:49:56 PM
Chubby? THIS (http://www.bit-blot.com/aquaria/fanart14.html) is chubby.  ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: silverflagon on February 04, 2009, 07:16:44 PM
Very nice :D
I won't spoil it for you by finding faults I promise as it looks like you have really worked hard on it, but I do recommend that you study anatomy and perspective in life drawing course.
Cudos onspotting the need for perspective and really trying to get it right though that proves that you really want to learn how  :D



Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Chibi on February 05, 2009, 12:47:59 AM
*Ahem* Kudos *Ahem*  ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Particlese on February 07, 2009, 02:09:55 AM
Revenge of the Jellies
The jellies finally get their revenge by disguising a metroid as a hidden costume.
Cheers to Alphasoldier for his excellent Zero Suit Naija skin and to the Super Metroid for letting me borrow its claws.
(http://pjdeca.people.wm.edu/aquaria/jellyrevenge_s.jpg) (http://pjdeca.people.wm.edu/aquaria/jellyrevenge.png)
(Click for the full-sized version.)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Chibi on February 07, 2009, 02:40:55 AM
Just brilliant.   :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on February 07, 2009, 11:14:52 AM
Not really fan-art, but epic none the less.

Is that an actual entity, or just a skin?

Cause it looks really awesome. XD


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Particlese on February 07, 2009, 05:25:23 PM
:)  Yeah, I'm not very good at drawing living things, so I made a single-frame machinima (or whatever you want to call it.)  "Naija" is an normal entity with one frame of animation, and the metroid hat is included.  The real Naija is offscreen making sealoafs.  Also, Jellies make horrible actors:  they keep moving around after you put them somewhere.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: silverflagon on February 08, 2009, 12:05:56 AM
Nice little set up, but it was quite obvious that it wasnt the real Naija, just look at those tiny feet lol


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on February 08, 2009, 12:58:31 AM
It's supposed to be like that, it's the Zero Sui from Samus. (http://revolutionmedia.ign.com/revolution/image/article/710/710157/super-smash-bros-brawl-20060525021806451-000.jpg)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Titch on February 08, 2009, 03:31:35 PM
I feel like we are rapidly approaching some kind of Metroiquaria or Aquatroid or something. I would be pretty sweet to add metroid enemies to go along with the Z-suit.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on February 08, 2009, 04:21:09 PM
Actually, I have been 'pre'-working on a mod I was calling Aquatroid. It's why I made the Zero Suit... >.<
I have a folder with loads of art from Metroid I was hoping to work of. I even have loads of ideas, but this would be a project I can't do on my own, so yeah... if interested, message me? =p


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: silverflagon on February 08, 2009, 11:00:41 PM
It's supposed to be like that, it's the Zero Sui from Samus. (http://revolutionmedia.ign.com/revolution/image/article/710/710157/super-smash-bros-brawl-20060525021806451-000.jpg)
I mean tiny compared to Naija's feet Alpha  ::) rotfl!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Zoko on February 22, 2009, 06:54:41 AM
Hmm, I'm thinking of drawing something based on Aquaria, but I don't know what...


I draw in my spare time, btw. I just so happen to have some talent in that area.  :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: silverflagon on February 22, 2009, 03:55:35 PM
Come on zoko we want to see some of your work it doesn't always have to be Aquaria based lol but one of Naija is always welcome ;D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Zoko on February 22, 2009, 06:10:53 PM
Well, I want to draw something from Aquaria. I like to have variety in my drawings, and don't use one theme for more than a few of them. I just thought Aquaria would be fun to draw. I usually have to draw something more than once for it to turn out good, and I'm one of those people who need
things to look good. If I know I could do a drawing better in some way I usually redo it. I don't have a scanner, but I could find someone who does. Or just take a picture with a digital camera, although those sometimes don't show enough detail.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: silverflagon on February 24, 2009, 12:25:20 AM
Well, I want to draw something from Aquaria. I like to have variety in my drawings, and don't use one theme for more than a few of them. I just thought Aquaria would be fun to draw. I usually have to draw something more than once for it to turn out good, and I'm one of those people who need
things to look good. If I know I could do a drawing better in some way I usually redo it. I don't have a scanner, but I could find someone who does. Or just take a picture with a digital camera, although those sometimes don't show enough detail.

Drawing things twice is the best way if you have the patience for it, and it's very often something that comes with time and learning, but some people are naturally that way inclined, does that describe you?
If so then I am quite envious because I couldn't stand redrawing things intil recently. And draw what you want or the act of drawing is a chore...


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Zoko on February 24, 2009, 07:15:31 AM
I usually draw what I am interested in for the moment (Right now I'm interested in Aquaria   ::)) Or if I get a sudden inspiration by something that I just have to draw. I do most of my drawings with a plain ol' pencil, so most of them are black & white, I usually don't color them unless I designed them to be colored. Some of my drawings tend to be a little sketchy, but sometimes I intend it that way. Sometimes you have to look away from the details and just look at the entire picture. I am mostly inclined to try a few things out before I get something I like, although sometimes I just stick with what I have, especially if I have this really good bit that I'm not sure I could pull off.

I just had a good idea for a drawing in mid-type (like a scene just showed up in my mind... weird) I'll probably end up coloring it, but I'll post something as soon as the initial part is finished.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: silverflagon on February 25, 2009, 01:34:15 AM
That's how they happen to me sometimes lol I wait to see it :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: inkblob on February 25, 2009, 03:46:38 AM
o seriously stop jawing about it and make some art. I keep thinking there's new fanart here, this must be karma for gabbing about Modest Mouse on the sequel thread


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Kein on March 16, 2009, 03:30:47 AM
(http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/8388/remains1ga0.jpg)

My tribute to this beautiful game; Naija in Mithalas, pencil & ink -work.

Quoting again for awesome.


I guess that is what original game misses. A splashscreens for some situations/action/meets/etc...


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Zoko on March 17, 2009, 12:20:31 AM
Aw man, that makes my piece look like crap. Now I have to redo it.  ;)

Really, though, what saddens me about my drawing is that I got a bit lazy trying to finish it, then rushed it because I just wanted to get it over with. It just doesn't look too... artistic. Also, the piece of paper I had been using has been carried around quite a bit, and the work I've done earlier on it faded a bit in contrast to the latter additions. Maybe I was too ambitious; my scene was supposed to be Naija in energy form approaching the energy god, but he turned out to be not as much fun to draw as I thought. I think I'll redraw a similar scene without him.

Seriously, that up there is demoralizing.  :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Zoko on March 20, 2009, 05:32:08 AM
Okay, it's finished. Not as good as the above picture, but I still think it's okay.
Oh, and the quality didn't turn out as good as I would have liked because I had to photograph this.

EDIT: Okay, that looks horrible. Gonna try to mess with the lighting a bit.
            Heh, maybe I should have drawn sun form instead. Here's a bigger version, don't know if it helps.

http://i86.servimg.com/u/f86/12/56/27/81/aqua10.jpg

(http://i86.servimg.com/u/f86/12/56/27/81/aqua10.gif)

So, originally this was going to be Naija in energy form approaching the god. I drew that one, decided I should make another, started it. Got sick. Busy. Then procrastination hit. By the time I got around to finishing it, the part I started was all smudged and the paper was pretty crumpled. Fortunately, the really great picture reposted just before mine motivated me to make another one. First I was going to have the energy god as a silhouette with glowing eyes. Then a shadow. Then, as I started adding more detail to the cave, I decided to scrap him altogether. Also, I decided to leave Naija in normal form since I just thought she looked better that way, although she was supposed to be 'holding' fire in her hands, which is why they are in such a strange position.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on March 29, 2009, 11:58:58 AM
Haven't been here for awhile. Odd to find my old picture still hanging here :o Zoko, it's good to finish picture even if there are hardships, I have found it quite instructive at the end.  Hm, now I want to draw Naija in Energy form too  ^-^

(http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/833/naijakalliolla.jpg)

This is the usual image of Naija when I think about Aquaria. Naija sitting on a rock, and some light shining through water. It's quite sad image, as it refers to her loneliness.

It took about 2-3 hours to finish this from a sketch, this time I wanted to add more "underwater" effect. Graphite pencil work.



Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on April 01, 2009, 03:13:51 AM
 :(

YOU ARE TOO GOOD!

 8)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alec on April 01, 2009, 07:38:13 PM
Awesome work. I love seeing this stuff, reminds me that the game is still alive somewhere. :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Chibi on April 09, 2009, 10:03:03 PM
Aquaria will never die.  :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on April 13, 2009, 07:59:16 AM
Aquaria will never die.  :)
QFT

Alec and Derek put their best into this game. And it is a very good game.
*wants more* :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: driitzz on April 13, 2009, 09:36:25 AM
Aquaria will never die.  :)
QFT

Alec and Derek put their best into this game. And it is a very good game.
*wants more* :D

I wonder it they are up to their bargains at the end of Aquaria ... with the big " To be continued... "

will there really be a sequel ?
if so when ?
will we be naija ?

IMHO , i doubt there will be a sequel even tho it says " to be continued... "


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on April 13, 2009, 11:08:15 AM
There are enough topics about sequels, please discuss it there and not here. :) Thanks.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Nava on April 22, 2009, 08:18:53 AM
It's a pissed-looking Naija! She lost her love and now she's after blood. For Alec <3
Took under 2 hours, one hue, Photoshop CS2.

(http://fc00.deviantart.com/fs44/f/2009/112/0/8/Naija_by_TheRogueNinja.jpg)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on April 22, 2009, 07:22:05 PM
Eerie-looking, I like the way the  colours gives the feeling of being underwater. Like a deep-sea fish, if you allow that kind of phrasing  :)

Certainly one of those "if only glance could kill" -expressions...

It's interesting how people see Naija/Aquaria characters in so many ways. I'm currently drawing Naija in energy form, but I have only seen couple works picturing that form/ different forms altogether. Anthony Wu's view of Naijas energy form, for example,  is really impressive.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Zoko on April 23, 2009, 05:22:56 AM
She is very feral-looking. Definitely eerie. At a glance her expression seems to be very angry and hateful. Looking longer the expression seems stern and determined, yet a bit worn out too. However not murderous. It's like shes on the final run (the body, maybe?) and she's going all out or nothing.

But great work, from all you guys. Very interesting to see what other people see of aquaria. I want get a scanner sometime soon, maybe attempt some more artwork. The bad lighting just really kills the shading.  ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Nava on April 23, 2009, 05:30:48 AM
She is very feral-looking. Definitely eerie. At a glance her expression seems to be very angry and hateful. Looking longer the expression seems stern and determined, yet a bit worn out too. However not murderous. It's like shes on the final run (the body, maybe?) and she's going all out or nothing.
Feral is a good word. She started off looking extremely cat-like (before I decided that I was painting Naija) and I think some of that still shows, especially around the eyes and nose.

But yeah, I picture her facing Eric right about here, ready to give it everything she's got or die trying.

I want to do some clean-up work on this. I had a "morning after" moment where I looked at it today and wished I'd held off posting until I had time to go back and fix up the details around the eyes and lips especially. Another time!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on April 23, 2009, 05:51:46 AM
Haha. I hate the morning after thing (if thats what its called). ><

Nice picture though. Very well drawn. You can feel the emotions. XD


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Zoko on April 23, 2009, 06:04:05 AM
Feral is a good word. She started off looking extremely cat-like (before I decided that I was painting Naija) and I think some of that still shows, especially around the eyes and nose.

I agree, the way her cheekbones and eyes are shaped does convey a cat-like appearance. Also her eyebrows look a little 'furry'.  ::)

I want to do some clean-up work on this. I had a "morning after" moment where I looked at it today and wished I'd held off posting until I had time to go back and fix up the details around the eyes and lips especially. Another time!

Yes, there always seems to be something left to do, doesn't it?  ;D


 



Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: ArchArbiter on April 29, 2009, 04:36:29 AM
Wowie. Hi guys! It's me again. Look at all of the swell art. I'm glad the thread still lives.
And so do I! Just short of a worker's comp and a messed up leg i'm good as new and find myself with a bit more free time.
I hope the art doesn't stop!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on April 29, 2009, 06:10:45 AM
Good to hear you're all good ArchArbiter. :D

My drawing has been going pretty well recently, but nothing Aquaria related. xD


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on April 29, 2009, 08:09:30 AM
Oh, I just saw that I haven't commented yet on Nava's pic.
I really love her "Don't mess with me, dipshit!"-gaze. :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on May 24, 2009, 11:17:20 AM
Hm, it has been quite quiet here. I would like to see more works. Especially those close portraits are very interesting.

I finally finished this work - Naija in Energy form. Graphite-work, and I had to adjust colours a bit due to my scanner. Who recognizes this place  :)?

(http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/9273/naijainenegyform.jpg)

Achieving Energy form - power to destroy- was very exciting moment in the game - it changed monster encounters from "Hell no" to "Hell yeah" - and I found it very amusing how Naija laughs deviously while destroying enemies. Most used form in the game, yet only couple fanart made of it?


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alec on May 24, 2009, 04:45:55 PM
Nice. :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on May 26, 2009, 01:26:49 PM
I made fan-'art' xD

But yeah, awesome drawing, you have some serious business skills there.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Chibi on May 29, 2009, 01:10:42 AM
You've drawn Naija's macabre laugh perfectly.  :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on May 31, 2009, 12:03:19 AM
 :o
The look on Naija's face is totally EVIL!
REEEALLLY good  job on getting energy form looking so darn insideous. :D She looks crazy launching fireballs everywhere (just like in the game  ;D)

Umm, is it the first boss fight after getting energy form?


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Starfury on May 31, 2009, 07:01:51 AM
:o
The look on Naija's face is totally EVIL!
REEEALLLY good  job on getting energy form looking so darn insideous. :D She looks crazy launching fireballs everywhere (just like in the game  ;D)

Umm, is it the first boss fight after getting energy form?

Seems to be that boss.  Looks to be a capture of the moment when Naija activates the energy wall, frying him.  Looks great.  It does really show her malevolent enjoyment of the fighting. 


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Aërendyll on June 02, 2009, 12:40:48 PM
FINALLY.

Ae made fanart. :D

http://aerendyll.deviantart.com/art/Aquaria-Naija-portrait-124544311 (http://aerendyll.deviantart.com/art/Aquaria-Naija-portrait-124544311)

I might also upload a video of how I made it on YouTube. If it's okay with the creators of Aquaria I'll put music of Aquaria in the background, but if not I'll think up something else.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alec on June 02, 2009, 03:29:41 PM
FINALLY.

Ae made fanart. :D

http://aerendyll.deviantart.com/art/Aquaria-Naija-portrait-124544311 (http://aerendyll.deviantart.com/art/Aquaria-Naija-portrait-124544311)

I might also upload a video of how I made it on YouTube. If it's okay with the creators of Aquaria I'll put music of Aquaria in the background, but if not I'll think up something else.

Go for it!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on June 03, 2009, 01:49:08 PM
 :D Hohho, that's awesome Naija you've drawn (or painted). Very original looking, there's somekind of realism I like very much, that serene expression as well. Reminds me of Naija pondering how to solve a puzzle which is blocking the way.

Technically I also like colouring, and how you made light and shadows. It may look simple at first glance, but it's very skillfully made. (Sorry I quote myself from DA  ::)) Music video of making that work could be an interesting idea.
____
And thank for the  comments concerning my work. That was my 3rd try, as previous ink-versions failed totally. One caught rain as I left it near open window, and other two versions proved to be to tricky with ink. The one I finished has all the aspects I like, for example grin on her face and that statue from Energy temple. I made lot of sketches from that place.

Next I would like to try something concerning Naija and her mother, through her memories. Maybe that small dwelling near Mithalas, where was that beautiful music. I liked that very much.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Aërendyll on June 03, 2009, 02:12:08 PM
Music video of making that work could be an interesting idea.

Well, unfortunately my screen recorder isn't being nice on me. Apparently it can't record for longer than 10 minutes or something and watching the whole drawing draw itself is about 15 minutes of video. This means I have to find another screen recorder than 1) doesn't place a watermark on my videos and 2) allows you to capture your computer screen for over 15 minutes (20 preferred).

I've already thought about the music I'd put under the video and I thought of using Youth, Lost To The Waves and Open Waters (this isn't set in stone, but I find those the most fitting).


Nevermind, I fixed it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ7BStpiMiQ (Has HD mode available.)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on June 05, 2009, 10:25:44 AM
 :o Like I guessed, there was great amount of work to finish that painting. Amazing skills, but generally seeing how you used layers made it look "rather" easy. Although, I think I now know the reason why I skipped painting programs... because I never realized the idea of using layers  :'(

When it comes to tutorials, videos are a way more better than pictures with text, even if it takes more time to produce one. Fascinating to see how the painting developed.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Aërendyll on June 05, 2009, 11:18:12 AM
:o Like I guessed, there was great amount of work to finish that painting. Amazing skills, but generally seeing how you used layers made it look "rather" easy. Although, I think I now know the reason why I skipped painting programs... because I never realized the idea of using layers  :'(

Rule #1 of digital paintings: Layers are your friends. I lost count of how many I used for Naija - I use one layer per colour in general. It might look easy and such, but it still takes skill to pick the right colours and get the shapes to look exactly right.

When it comes to tutorials, videos are a way more better than pictures with text, even if it takes more time to produce one. Fascinating to see how the painting developed.

Agreed. Pictures with text do say something, but I find videos easier to follow because they don't overwhelm you with a wall of pictures and text.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Amarelo on June 10, 2009, 01:07:23 AM
Hi guys. Check my work and give some feedback ok? Just assembled the mediakit in a cover art.

http://guii23.deviantart.com/art/Cover-art-Aquaria-88648187


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Stalfos on June 12, 2009, 03:57:15 PM
Wooooow! Do it in English, and Alec might just use it for the "upcoming" case!

3 things I noted though:
- The Aquaria logo on the middle panel (the "back", not the verso) seems to be stretched...
- You might wanna use some official "PC CD-Rom" logo... http://www.brandsoftheworld.com/catalogue/P/136022.html
- The quotes ("Super Metroid meets Echo the Dolphin") seems to be a bit too "present": I red it before reading the game title... Perhaps some font/color/size change...

But you would change none of what I mentionned, I'd still like it! :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Amarelo on June 17, 2009, 07:54:41 PM
Thanks for the feedback. I really stretched the logo to fit on the back...
Are you serious about Alec using it??? That would be sooooo awesome haha.
I'll make the changes you suggested as soon as possible. :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Magus44 on July 10, 2009, 04:45:44 AM
I just made a wallpaper of a couple of forms.
Trying to capture the amazing colours that are in the game.
Still gotta finish this game though, just reached the final area, finishing up stuff. But I think I love it.

(http://fc01.deviantart.com/fs47/f/2009/190/8/c/Aquaria_Background_Spectrum_by_Magus44.jpg)

I don't know if I should have used the backgrounds though. I feel like I''m stealing... I should probs make some of my own.
Either way hope you like it.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on July 10, 2009, 07:57:26 AM
I think it's awesome! Yay for reviving this thread! :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Align on July 10, 2009, 10:53:17 AM
Although the dual form Naija worries me, that expression looks distressingly like the tortured faces in The Body.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alec on July 10, 2009, 02:03:04 PM
Neat!  :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Aërendyll on July 10, 2009, 02:30:31 PM
That idea is genius, I tell you. If it wasn't done already I'd make something like that myself. :) *has been wanting to draw other forms than default/normal Naija for quite a while.*


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on July 15, 2009, 11:59:48 PM
That's very nice, you collected the "straight flush" by doing so many forms together. I especially like nature/beast/sun forms you made.

BTW: anyone who knows where i could get a screenshot/picture of Naija's mother? I have been planning to make a work from that small house near Mithalas temple, where was that piece of memory. It was very nice moment. I would like to include her face a bit (she was a shadow in those memories if my memory serves me right). I have a save game before that memory flash, but it's hard to get live screenshots after beating the final boss  ('cause I'm clumsy  :'()...


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: TheBear on July 16, 2009, 02:22:09 AM
/niceness points for me

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h77/vxthebear/aquaria/th_vetehinen.png) (http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h77/vxthebear/aquaria/vetehinen.png?t=1247710885)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on July 19, 2009, 05:56:29 PM
Well this was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.



Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on July 31, 2009, 04:51:36 AM
Hahaha editor hax. :D

I like the pictures. Keep 'em coming. :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Aërendyll on July 31, 2009, 10:48:55 AM
(http://fc02.deviantart.com/fs46/f/2009/212/a/c/_A_M_PM__Quite_A_Catch_by_aerendyll.png)

DeviantArt entry (http://aerendyll.deviantart.com/art/A-M-PM-Quite-A-Catch-131575023)

Fanart for Paper Moon, Aquaria and Marian at once. I've had this picture in my mind for weeks, but I didn't draw it until yesterday. Finished and posted it on DeviantArt today. :3


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alec on July 31, 2009, 10:58:47 AM
Woah that is epic! :)

'Specially cause I was workin on Marian today...


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Aërendyll on July 31, 2009, 05:40:57 PM
Woah that is epic! :)

'Specially cause I was workin on Marian today...

Actually this isn't my first picture with Marian in it (http://aerendyll.deviantart.com/art/Marian-A-story-yet-untold-126125056).  ^-^ I just never posted it since it didn't feel appropriate and it was published just after Infinite Ammo lost some of it's members. I had a feeling it would make things even more difficult if I posted it.

We should have a Marian/Paper Moon/Heroes+Villains fanart topic somewhere to avoid non-Aquaria fanart? :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Nava on July 31, 2009, 05:45:45 PM
Wonderful!!
I love both pieces, and as I said on DA, your Marian is gorgeous :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on August 01, 2009, 07:11:28 PM
Well that was unexpected and interesting combination, three familiar adventurers, but this surely is a awesome work  :)

Expressions are very amusing, those two clearly don't know what to think about their "catch" - not to mention poor Naija who's stunned... Quite a catch indeed ::)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on August 05, 2009, 04:25:31 AM
Looool! I love it! Very well executed Aerendyll :D Even the proportions on Naija look good. That must've been so hard to get right..  :-*


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Aërendyll on August 05, 2009, 09:06:32 AM
Looool! I love it! Very well executed Aerendyll :D Even the proportions on Naija look good. That must've been so hard to get right..  :-*

Actually this is one of the drawings where I had the luck to get it right the first time.  I wasn't sure the pose would work, but I'm glad it did. :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on August 06, 2009, 05:06:40 AM
Ahhh.. its just so beautiful when everything clicks huh?  ^-^


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on August 10, 2009, 09:21:16 PM
Awesome work! Proceed!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on August 13, 2009, 06:20:24 PM
(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/3317/naijaincrystal2.jpg)

Poor Naija imprisoned to a crystal. I made this with graphite pencil.

I remember clearly when  I first time saw the menu screen of Aquaria, and that beautiful and eerie-like background music. At first I wondered what it meant, but later it was too obvious that her fate was horrible -  colourful crystal, a pleasant sight after a journey, would be her prison in the end.

PS. Archeus, this is not quite what you suggested, but I'll make a closer view soon.




Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alec on August 14, 2009, 03:53:25 AM
wow! i love it


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on August 15, 2009, 04:39:41 AM
Yeah, thats a wonderful picture. Grr, wanna beat up some Mia. XD
Also grr because you're better than me.  ::)  ;)

How long does an awesome picture like that take to draw? :o


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on August 15, 2009, 12:04:40 PM
Quote
How long does an awesome picture like that take to draw?

Well, glad you like this, it was a relatively quick work as I felt really motivated!... it took about 2 hours, but usually I pay no attemtion to what time it takes.

 I have couple of ideas what I'll draw next, but after I made some skecthes I felt like " I want to see this one finished". I'm not saying this was simple to do, as I'm always a bit concerned how the "underwater" effect will look; it's the problem I have faced many times when drawing Aquaria -inspired works. But it's fun to draw from theme I like, my way to show some respect to this great game, so that's more important than all those technical aspects :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on August 15, 2009, 11:39:49 PM
Heh heh, yeah. You do a great job too. The way the seaweed floats and flows is very underwater-esque. ;)
2 hours huh..  :'( Wish I could do that..

Looking ever forward to more pictures. :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Zoko on August 23, 2009, 04:25:44 PM
Nice piece! It really captures the emotion of the moment.

I myself have been trying to get back to drawing things, I haven't done anything yet but I was thinking of doing something in the more general underwater category. (As a result of my vacation in Crimea, it's a very inspiring place.)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on November 06, 2009, 01:10:33 PM
(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/3379/naijasmemories2pieni.jpg)

Memories. This was a touching moment in the game, seeing some memories from her past in Mithalas.

The "ending" somehow highlighted this event even more I think.

Graphite pencil work. This work has been on my desk for some time, now I managed to finish it.

(edited - I made some chances, as I was told it looked unfinished)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on November 06, 2009, 04:09:34 PM
oh wow, that's your best one, I think!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alec on November 07, 2009, 04:37:56 AM
wow  :o


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on November 07, 2009, 09:43:35 AM
Holy--!! Ghost memories!  :o

The expression on Naijas' (both) faces is truly astonishing...

So spectral... So beautiful...


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on November 07, 2009, 02:53:00 PM
You amaze me once more. O:


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Nava on November 07, 2009, 04:10:30 PM
 :o

So gooooood


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Chibi on November 09, 2009, 02:30:47 AM
Vete's pencil work is so beautiful. :o This captures the moment perfectly.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xastabus on November 17, 2009, 03:30:44 PM
I just scanned through this thread and I have to say all of the work that has been submitted here is brilliant!  I certainly hope to see and hear more!  ^-^


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: auros on December 04, 2009, 07:56:16 PM
Those pencil drawings are seriously amazing, though on the first one, the contrast is low enough it took me a moment to figure out what I was looking at...  It might be interesting to see what a photoshop wizard could do in the way of adding color and lighting effects...

Re: the first image, with Naija in the crystal -- it was always my impression that the blue crystals stored the spirit/consciousness of a creature, not the creature itself.  The actual physical Naija went off with Mia to conquer the civilizations beyond the Veil, while her mind and memories were stored in the crystal, which Lucien discovered.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on December 08, 2009, 02:48:02 PM
Quote
Re: the first image, with Naija in the crystal -- it was always my impression that the blue crystals stored the spirit/consciousness of a creature, not the creature itself.  The actual physical Naija went off with Mia to conquer the civilizations beyond the Veil, while her mind and memories were stored in the crystal, which Lucien discovered.

There are naturally many versions how people see the extended Ending - real version, and those which are a bit more influenced by your own experience. I played Aquaria quite long, and during the year I may have forgot something essential, although it wasnt a question about getting bored to Aquaria - it was more like prolonging the great experience. And when the ending finally came, it was really quickly over if compared to how much time I had played Aquaria before that.

In "my" version Mia imprisoned Naija into crystal because she saw how stubborn Naija was - if Mia's idea was to tame Naija by erasing her memory and start her "training" again in the future? This may sound akward to those who know what really happened, and know the lore more. Mostly I picked that theme from menu screen, it was very stunning and emotional moment to watch at first time.

Well, thanks to redownloading Aquaria because of updating my computer, and with this new version of Aquaria, I can experience whole game again - OST and Aquaria, good Christmas to me  :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on January 17, 2010, 07:47:03 AM
Tadaa!~ I'm back with another picture. :D
This one took me a while; mostly because its such a hard angle to draw (the chest alone went though to many iterations in my attempt to keep the picture both accurate and respectable >_<; ). Fortunately the addition of the cape allowed me to worry less about her behind.  ^-^

Naija: "You're going down!"
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2731/4280450949_db2a3706d2_o.png)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27412842@N08/4280450949/sizes/o/

Hope you like it. Its also going on my site (www.therathole.co.nr) on Tuesday.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on January 17, 2010, 11:53:46 PM
That's looking nice, I think "mangaish" style fits Naija well.

Drawing Naija using that angle, I agree, that's hard.  And if that kind of position looks crooked in real life, how's the drawing...  Sometimes human anatomy just makes me wonder. Luckily capes and all kind of clothing helps to hide these aspects.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Zoko on January 18, 2010, 09:12:11 AM
That's looking nice, I think "mangaish" style fits Naija well.

Naija is, after all, a sprite.

As for the picture, I think the hair needs some shading or depth, it looks a little flat to me. Otherwise, the picture's great!

Hooray for the cape!  ;D

EDIT: Also, webbing on the hands? Does Naija have webbed hands? I have no idea. This is what I get for being on a forum at 1:20 am.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on January 20, 2010, 04:47:08 AM
Ummm her hands aren't webbed (in this picture or in the official ones) so I don't know what you mean. Unless you meant feet, in which case, yes, they are webbed in both this picture and the official ones. xD

I did shade the hair, but the hair is white so the shading was light and the scanner didn't really pick it up. It looks better on paper. :(

Thanks :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Zoko on January 20, 2010, 06:06:01 AM
I meant hands.

Does Naija have webbed hands? I have no idea. This is what I get for being on a forum at 1:20 am.

I can see some light shading near the tips of her hair, so that must be it.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on January 21, 2010, 03:30:24 AM
Yeah, all the hair shading is on the right hand side of things (from our perspective)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Zoko on January 21, 2010, 03:28:24 PM
Hmm... you could probably do better with a little more than that, but in the end it's your call.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on January 22, 2010, 05:25:21 AM
Its a crappy scanner.  :(


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Sindhi on January 23, 2010, 12:37:39 AM
Hey, Hiro, shading is FUN. So, you could load it into Gimp 2.0 and shade it there; Gimp is free. Use the airbrush tool in black or grey and a fuzzy brush and about 30% opacity, lock the background, zoom in and shade away, undoing anytime you don't like it. Easy-peazy! Uh, if you know how to remove the background... three ways to do that, DeviantArt has a ton of great free tutorials. If you want. Just an idea.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on January 23, 2010, 10:30:50 PM
I use photoshop normally, but I find using a mouse to draw extremely difficult. I have a hard enough time erasing errant lines. xD

If I had a good graphics tablet then maybe I could; but I'm not getting one of those any time soon. Can't really be bothered spending so much when I just got a light-box (and I haven't even started my comic yet)..


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Sindhi on January 24, 2010, 01:50:59 AM
Hey Hiro-- You can scan pencil drawings into PS; that's what I do, as the graphics tablet I bought is hard for me to use; there's a learning curve, I guess, steeper for some than others. I'm going to try drawing with it to make some tree trunks, but for people it's pretty useless. I asked Derek and he does the same; the tablet is okay for simple things. I usually color in with pens before scanning and then shade in Gimp or PS or both; they do different things. I like how you can colorize with Gimp. I'm going to be doing some pics for cutscenes for our mod (Magic of Aquaria) and can share the Naija stuff here. If you have extra lines or erase marks you can use the brightness/contrast to get rid of them. It also helps me to zoom in when I need to fill in, draw,  or erase an edge in PS or Gimp so I don't have to have a real steady hand. There's a huge difference from the scanned in art and the finished product in some cases.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: JEV3 on January 25, 2010, 02:49:43 AM
I'm still far off from the kind of talent these folks have, but my method is generally to outline a sketch on paper, and then go over it with a felt-tipped pen. The scanner will pick up this consistently, unlike the pencil, which allows me to then go through with a photo editing utility on the computer and tweak it. Drawing on paper is always going to be easier than drawing on the computer... the likes of photoshop is better for special effects, organization (copy and paste!), and the finer details to make sure it comes out right.
I know some people use a tablet, but I prefer actual paper OR mouse, as the tablet is more indirect and as such doesn't give you such a tangible response. Like I said though, I'm just an aspiring artist... I'm still practicing proportion and the human shape. (can draw pretty decent landscapes and passable concepts though)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Sindhi on January 25, 2010, 05:08:55 AM
Yeah, thanks. I forgot that part.  I do go over the pencil with a pen, and then erase; sometimes it gets messy and sometimes the pencil shows through, but I can usually clean it up in PS. It helps to use permanent markers for outlining and coloring. At first I was trying not to outline everything in black because of the cartoony look, and used lighter colors, but then later after some feedback I started using a fine black outline and amped up the shading. Also, Derek advised doing the drawings at least twice as large as the final product and he's so right; anytime I do things too small, they look too "rough".  If your rendering skills aren't that great, try the book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards. I used that with some exercises of my own to teach a lot of people, both kids and adults, how to draw people and other creatures realistically. It's a case of moving into the right side of the brain, the spatial side. Everyone has the capacity to draw as well as they like. There are just some tricks to help the left side of the brain to get bored and take a break from controlling the mind.  No talent required!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on January 25, 2010, 09:17:02 AM
Lol. Nice tips.
Here's my work flow:
Sketch a rough with pencil, slowly moving it to darker more finalised lines. Then using my light-box and a nice inking pen (two actually) I trace the final copy out onto a new sheet. Then I go back over with more pencil to shade it. This works quite well for most things; except my crappy free scanner scans really lightly.
Next is to scan it and open in photoshop where I tweak the levels to make it darker (this unfortunately can't bring back shading that the light scanning didn't pick up); do some cleaning with the eraser, dodge tool and burn tool (lighter and darker tools) and shrink the picture to a good size.
In some cases (like this one) I also add a very faint transparency coloured level over the top to tint the picture (in this case it's blue, but its even more faint that usual so its almost imperceptible); can make them look kinda cool.  :D

I could probably do with some of the right-side drawing though. I find poses like that one really hard to figure out. ><


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: JEV3 on January 28, 2010, 02:28:29 PM
Oh man, perspective is such a pain, particularly where the human body is concerned. That is my achilles heel and my only response has been to just draw it over and over until I get it right... one time I had my little sister pose for me so that I have something to draw reference from when I tweak it in Photoshop. Generally I draw the pose first in what I call "rag doll sketches" which is basically the character in the most basic shapes I can get (squares, triangles, circles, pentagons, etc) and just keep twisting it until I have something that I'm satisfied with.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on March 12, 2010, 12:19:38 AM
Haven't seen new fan-arts for months. And people have already received their OSTs, which should inspire to draw more  ;D

Well, I'm finding some problems and number one is TOO MUCH ideas  :'(. Hence, I'm asking if someone could suggest a theme? Archeus suggested one some time ago and it was a success for my part, at least. Not boasting or anything like that, I'm only looking for new inspiration.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on March 12, 2010, 01:47:06 AM
Nature Bossfight. O:


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Zoko on March 12, 2010, 05:39:21 AM
Nature Bossfight. O:

Yes, please

Hmm... would this count as fan-art? Not exactly Aquaria related, more like bit-blot related. But after all, I am a fan, and I'm making art!
                               
                                 |
                                \/
(http://i66.servimg.com/u/f66/12/56/27/81/battle10.gif)G
Members appearing in this picture:

Alec
Derek
Quemaqua
Xiagan
Me(Zoko)
Glamador
Chibi
markjones123

Try to guess who's who?


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on March 12, 2010, 12:24:00 PM
I'm offended that I'm not in the image! D:

Also I can find most of them, but I'm not sure about the Superman in the top left... is it Alec? >_>


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Zoko on March 12, 2010, 03:34:36 PM
It is. If you can make it out, there's an A on his chest instead of an S. Also the head is a bit... different. I'll have to post a higher res image of him later.

Edit: You were in the last image Alpha, so calm down. Although honestly I have no idea what to make you.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on March 13, 2010, 07:23:23 AM
That's totally fan art. And I'm clearly in it too. Look, I'm that guy that's being squished by my big orange friend.  ::)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Chibi on March 13, 2010, 07:48:28 AM
Looks like I'm pointing a remote control at Samus's flying helmet. ^_^ (Either that, or the gradient in the sky is made of lasers.  ;D )

[EDIT]: Oh God... did I really miss that?  :-[


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Zoko on March 13, 2010, 08:56:31 AM
That's totally fan art. And I'm clearly in it too. Look, I'm that guy that's being squished by my big orange friend.  ::)

You mean the Troll?

Looks like I'm pointing a remote control at a flying helmet from Halo. ^_^ (Either that, or the gradient in the sky is made of lasers.  ;D )

The gradient in the sky is made out of gradient, and the "Halo" helmet is Quemaqua (he's actually a floating Samus helmet, sorry if doesn't look like it but it took me all of five minutes to draw) I really have no idea what you're doing here, there isn't much that needs to be illuminated...


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on March 13, 2010, 01:10:37 PM
Flying helmet from Halo?

This is one of those reasons why I hate Halo fanboys. D=<


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Chibi on March 13, 2010, 06:05:38 PM
Flying helmet from Halo?

This is one of those reasons why I hate Halo fanboys. D=<
I've never played Halo, but I really should have known it was Quemaqua...


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on March 14, 2010, 11:33:46 AM
Nice! My avatar is btw some Pixelart from Johan Peitz from Freelunchdesign. :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Zoko on March 14, 2010, 06:44:21 PM
Nice! My avatar is btw some Pixelart from Johan Peitz from Freelunchdesign. :)

And it was very easy to work with! No resizing had to be done, all I did was flip it around and make the eyes look angry. This comes second to Derek's in work-withability since his is already a sprite.

I'm thinking about making a comic about this now. But Alpha, i still have no idea what to make you, so you're out of the comic until I come up with it.   :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Stalky on March 16, 2010, 05:02:57 PM
I maded a fanart but an anglerfish eated it!

(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2010/078/d/4/Dangers_of_the_Abyss_by_ELStalky.png) (http://elstalky.deviantart.com/art/Dangers-of-the-Abyss-157455270)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: NeatNit on March 16, 2010, 07:35:00 PM
.......Wow.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on March 16, 2010, 09:09:24 PM
That's awesome! Is there a HQ-version available? :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on March 16, 2010, 11:01:25 PM
Amazing, I really like the background, light... and well, overall coloring, and the Piranha is amazing. O:


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Stalky on March 17, 2010, 12:34:14 AM
Thanks, everyone, glad you like it, all the work apparently paid off :D
As for a HQ version, it's over on deviantArt (http://elstalky.deviantart.com/art/Dangers-of-the-Abyss-157455270), here's a direct link actually: [---Click for free cake!---] (http://www.deviantart.com/download/157455270/Dangers_of_the_Abyss_by_ELStalky.png)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Chibi on March 17, 2010, 02:24:28 AM
Really phenomenal lighting - it looks like the cover to an Aquaria-related graphic novel.  :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on March 18, 2010, 10:19:36 AM
Wow, this is very good - it gives a nice athmosphere (ambushed-feeling or so). I like how you made lightning there. Good details also.

One thing which looks a bit odd (only minor thing), is Naijas ears.  Looks like ears reaches to her chin.



Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Stalky on March 18, 2010, 01:50:42 PM
One thing which looks a bit odd (only minor thing), is Naijas ears.  Looks like ears reaches to her chin.
It might look a bit odd from that perspective but i think the "ears" are considerably accurate, in the original sprite they start around the hinge of the jaw which i tried to do as well. Maybe I should have broken the line though.
(http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg248/ELStalky/NaijaSunForm-Head.png)

Other than that, thanks for the compliments, Vetehinen and Chibi.  :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: NeatNit on March 18, 2010, 04:14:44 PM
As I was clearly too shocked to say in my previous post, this is amazing. It's definitely not something you see every day.

I just... I can't... You see... Uhh....

:-[


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alec on March 18, 2010, 08:37:34 PM
I maded a fanart but an anglerfish eated it!

(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2010/075/a/3/Dangers_of_the_Abyss_by_ELStalky.png) (http://elstalky.deviantart.com/art/Dangers-of-the-Abyss-157455270)

 :o

Nice! :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Stalky on March 18, 2010, 09:34:10 PM
Yay! It's The Alec himself, and he likes it!  ;D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Zoko on March 18, 2010, 10:08:53 PM
Yay! It's The Alec himself
(http://i66.servimg.com/u/f66/12/56/27/81/superm11.gif)

It sure is.


Also, Stalky, your picture is amazing. I love the Abyss, it's one of my favorite places in Aquaria and you've done a great job of portraying it's atmosphere, well done!  ^-^


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Stalky on March 18, 2010, 10:23:44 PM
Haha, nice pic, Zoko, and thank you as well for the kind words!  :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on March 19, 2010, 01:42:44 AM
That's not the A for Alec, but the A for Awesomesauceman.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Zoko on March 19, 2010, 01:55:08 AM
That's not the A for Alec, but the A for Awesomesauceman.

Correction: it is both, for they are one and the same 8)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on March 19, 2010, 06:45:14 AM
Yay! It's The Alec himself
(http://i66.servimg.com/u/f66/12/56/27/81/superm11.gif)

It sure is.


Also, Stalky, your picture is amazing. I love the Abyss, it's one of my favorite places in Aquaria and you've done a great job of portraying it's atmosphere, well done!  ^-^

Now that we have our own superhero, may I present his EVIL TWIN:
(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/9023/alecseviltwin.jpg)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on March 19, 2010, 10:24:10 AM
Ummmmm Xiagan...

What the heck is that?  :o

Stalky, I love your angler fish! In particular, those teeth are ruthless.  8)
And yeah, I know what you mean about the fin-ears; I think you did a fine job getting them right (they're really not quite ears huh). Though maybe I would have shown the join to the head being a bit wider since at the moment it looks like they only join by about an inch right at the bottom. xD I always imagined that the in-game sprites had the connection covered by hair making it appear thinner.
And as the others said, the lighting really is amazing.  ^-^


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on April 11, 2010, 05:12:51 PM
Here's the nature boss fight, like Alphasoldier suggested (and thanks for the idea!).

(http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/3570/forestgoddess1bw.jpg)

Naturally, here's the part when Naija have to sing - one step before energy form does the trick...

Graphite pencil work, but contrast adjusted to be darker than original - I think it fits the mood better. Hard to say where's the limit of using that feature, when it goes too far and when the original version looks better. Just my taste, though.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Align on April 11, 2010, 06:46:52 PM
omg


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Zoko on April 11, 2010, 07:26:54 PM
Nice job on finally getting it done, Vete! In particular, i think the vines in the background to the left of Naija look very cool  :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Chibi on April 11, 2010, 11:05:45 PM
Very well done. I like the increased contrast.  :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on April 12, 2010, 01:56:31 AM
I hate that battle. xD But its a good picture.  :-*


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Yogoda on April 12, 2010, 06:25:04 AM
Wow, I love your drawings


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on April 12, 2010, 09:27:22 AM
Exactly how I imagined it!

Amazing though.
Really nice.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Halo364 on April 12, 2010, 10:25:09 AM
I hate that battle. xD
Really? I thought it was one of the cooler battles in the game...
But it is a really nice drawing.  :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: NeatNit on April 15, 2010, 04:28:03 PM
Wow.

Cool bot.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Stalky on April 17, 2010, 02:20:29 AM
@Vetehinen: Nice drawing, ever considered doing digital art? That way you could get rid of the roughness that comes with graphite drawings which might add to your work.

I also did "something" which i originally wanted to do right after my anglerfish picture but i had other things to do, it's a 3D sculpture made in ZBrush. If anyone thinks the lack of clothing is problematic or if anyone is personally offended i'll remove the picture right away and replace it with a link and a warning but i think it's quite innocuous, just some sober 3D work without any artistic merit, really. Click the picture to get to its respective submission page on deviantArt where there is a bit more info as well.
(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/106/d/c/Naija_Figure_by_ELStalky.png) (http://elstalky.deviantart.com/art/Naija-Figure-160976253)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on April 17, 2010, 02:49:05 AM
Amazing art, though the only two things that I think  could be better is (not to sound like a perv) that her breasts are too small/shapeless or she looks too mature. Either of the two.
Also her face looks a bit ogre-ish. Head too wide and nose and mouth are a bit meh, probably also wide.

That's my two cents though, besides that it's amazing!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Zoko on April 17, 2010, 05:53:12 AM
Amazing art, though the only two things that I think  could be better is (not to sound like a perv) that her breasts are too small/shapeless or she looks too mature. Either of the two.

Yeah, Alpha's the expert on Naija's breasts here, what with that nude mod of his  :P

I do agree with the bit about her face, though.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Stalky on April 17, 2010, 01:42:57 PM
Amazing art, though the only two things that I think  could be better is (not to sound like a perv) that her breasts are too small/shapeless or she looks too mature. Either of the two.
Also her face looks a bit ogre-ish. Head too wide and nose and mouth are a bit meh, probably also wide.

That's my two cents though, besides that it's amazing!

The word "better" is quite ambiguous, i can think of three possible meanings, the first one is in the sense that it would be more appealing either subjectively or if that is possible objectively, the second is in terms of anatomy errors that need to be avoided in any case and the third meaning would be that it could more closely resemble the original design since this is fanart. I assume that you use it in the third sense, that still is ambiguous though because there are the concept artworks that can be seen in the wallpapers (http://www.derekyu.com/aquaria/downloads/aquaria03-1024x768.jpg) and the in-game sprites which look a lot different.
Either way, there's something i should have noted before and that is that i did not try to stay true to the original designs (as seen in the wallpaper) because quite frankly i don't like them very much and there is not very much 3D information to be extracted from the sprites. So what you said is true and i am aware of it. It's also quite hard to have a face with glowing eyes not look ogre-ish actually; at some point she looked like an authentic alien.

Besides that, thanks for the compliments (read your comment on dA, Zoko).

≫Edit≪
Did some adjustments on the base model just for fun, tried to modify some of the aspects mentioned, so tell me if this would have been better:
WARNING: There be nipple indications this time.
[Link] (http://home.arcor.de/Stalky/Naija_adjusted.png)
(This link is temporary, i will remove the file again.)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Zoko on April 17, 2010, 07:52:00 PM
Wow, all this fanart activity makes me think that maybe I should work on that BitBlot comic strip I said I would do. I would have done it by now if I hadn't been so busy in the past month-and-a-half. I'm also working on a Gamemaker game for a friend of mine, so hopefully if I do decide to make a comic I'll be able to do it and the game at the same time.

Activity on this forum seems to be slowly dying... maybe a comic would make it a bit more interesting?


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Echolocating on April 17, 2010, 08:15:19 PM
The word "better" is quite ambiguous, i can think of three possible meanings...

When you post stuff on the forums, be prepared for any and all opinions. I'm pretty sure Derek and Alec know all about taking criticism in stride with 2+ years of effort on display with this site. That said, I thought this thread was more for sharing fan art with the community, and less about having people critique it.

Going through this thread is really inspirational, no matter the level of expertise exhibited or the medium used. Keep it coming people!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Echolocating on April 17, 2010, 08:25:29 PM
Activity on this forum seems to be slowly dying... maybe a comic would make it a bit more interesting?

I'm really surprised that there isn't more activity. Aquaria is phenomenal and the modding tools look like they could create whole other worlds to explore with relative ease. The only explanation that comes to mind is that Aquaria is more niche than I thought.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Align on April 17, 2010, 10:36:35 PM
It's kind of old now, and indie games don't get anywhere near as much attention as those major titles that can afford major PR campaigns.
Plus I think the biggest audiences in the gaming industry are put off by many of the things that makes Aquaria so refreshing, like vibrant colours, 2D gameplay...


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on April 18, 2010, 07:33:03 AM
Heh. Stalky, nice work; but I did find that I had to block it for my eye security. xD
But if no one else has a problem with it you can leave it since its blocked for me now.

Comic would be fun to read I'm sure Zoko ;D

And modding..while it is really good, it didn't really get so far off the ground until the more recent patches where we were able to get and use the main game content to make mods with. It's a bit of an ask if you have to draw every tile and recreate every node as well as design maps and stuff. But by the time that came out a few people had already given up and left. That plus the fact that as a small indie game the community has never been huge and diverse enough to have tonnes of epic mods around...
Do feel free to make some stuff though, it can be quite fun. I demonstrated that with a simple energy-form battle arena type thing.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on April 18, 2010, 11:29:35 AM
Yeah, I meant 'better' as your third definition, in the term as more lookalike towards the original Sun Form of Naija.

The second picture is a bit better overall (no not because of nipples, tyvm) but it's still not it.
I'd suggest looking at the picture on this page (http://www.bit-blot.com/?p=62).

And Hiro, I lol at your severe phobia for nudity or anything that contains erotics.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Glamador on April 18, 2010, 05:01:56 PM
That wasn't even that nude.  Though about the breasts...it looks like somebody molded breasts and then dragged a latex film over it.  They look too hard, if anyone understands that.  Also I agree that the face is a little off...doesn't look like Naija.  But fan art is fan art and if the idea is to improve it then my comments are here but I'm in favor of any Aquaria fan creation because it means people love Aquaria and that's awwwright.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on April 18, 2010, 08:30:56 PM
Quote
@Vetehinen: Nice drawing, ever considered doing digital art? That way you could get rid of the roughness that comes with graphite drawings which might add to your work.

Naturally scanning/contrast settings have something to do with the result. Original version looks more "pale" and "smooth", I guess.

Well, you could say that roughness is one part of graphites charm. That's why I love drawing with it - I usually draw using felt pens (aka drawing ink), and those illustrations looks totally different if comparing to these Aquaria illustrations I have made (where drawing ink doesnt work, at least when I'm drawing).  Digital art could mean colours (hehe, definitely not my field of choice), but on the other hand it "rips off" 15 years of experience with drawing ink and graphite pencil :)

One should do what he does best, here I envy those can use colours in such a effective way ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Yogoda on April 18, 2010, 09:14:12 PM
Aquaria is phenomenal and the modding tools look like they could create whole other worlds to explore with relative ease.

It takes a lot of time and effort to create a mod. There are a lot of things to learn and you have to write scripts to do interesting things. It seems a lot of people give up when they see it is not so easy, never asking for help. I remember when I first tried the modding tools, I almost gave up too.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Zoko on April 19, 2010, 02:26:36 AM
I did give up on my first try. Mostly because of time constraints though, I could probably figure it out but I really don't have that much time.


Aquaria is phenomenal and the modding tools look like they could create whole other worlds to explore with relative ease.

I didn't write that.  :-\


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Yogoda on April 19, 2010, 05:50:46 AM
Sorry, edited  ;D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on April 20, 2010, 09:21:15 AM
And Hiro, I lol at your severe phobia for nudity or anything that contains erotics.
Lol. I'm not sure how old you think I am, but suffice it to say that I still live at home; and since our computer is to one side of the main dining/kitchen room the screen is clearly visible to anyone who isn't in the lounge or in their own rooms. If my mother caught me with anything questionable on the screen it'd be hell to pay (I'm talking like complete mistrust, and no recreational computer usage for a long time). xD
That plus its against my own morals anyway. <_<;
Therefore the more alluring I find it the more I have to shut it down asap. ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: morganmcalister on May 21, 2010, 04:15:19 AM
I'd suggest looking at the picture on this page (http://www.bit-blot.com/?p=62).

I love that picture, she looks so engaged


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: PirateSquid on May 24, 2010, 02:01:35 AM
I've been lurking for a while, and decided to share some art I recently made. I was considering making more Aquaria fanart to help me get better at using the tablet. I have til college starts back up.

http://paleshadows.deviantart.com/#/d2q9dtc

and here's the image in case you'd rather stay away from devart (I don't blame you.)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/paleshadow/drawings/2010/naijaswim2.jpg)

It was originally a full-figure image until Photoshop quit on me too many times and I got tired of painting the same things over again. (I know, I know, save your progress...) But other than that, it was fun to make. It leaves one wondering...is she waving? swimming? dancing? we may never know. lol


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Lady-Succubus on May 24, 2010, 02:21:40 AM
That's quite amazing.

I've always wished I could draw like that... maybe some day I will. :3

But... for now I think I'll just marvel at other people's works. ^.^


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on May 24, 2010, 07:31:58 AM
Awesome job!


Quote from: PirateSquid
It leaves one wondering...is she waving? swimming? dancing? we may never know. lol
Looks as if she doesn't know either. ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on May 24, 2010, 12:40:47 PM
She's obviously doing the rumba!

Amazing pic none the less.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: NeatNit on May 24, 2010, 01:34:25 PM
Yes, good pic. Although the face... not so good. Not to offend, I know drawing faces can be very hard. Just sayin. :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Pelar on May 24, 2010, 04:26:55 PM
Nice to see some new fan art! Keep 'em coming.  :)

My desktop is woefully short of Aquaria wallpapers in rotation too, if you are so inclined.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: PirateSquid on May 24, 2010, 07:13:05 PM
Thanks for the feedback haha!!

NeatNit, what would you suggest I do differently? :] Right now I'm trying to work my way out of an anime style, but I'm caught in some weird limbo between that and...i don't even. hahaha!

I've never made a wallpaper before, Pelar, but if I get inspired, I'll post it. I've been meaning to do some short comics first...


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on May 24, 2010, 07:16:23 PM
Yay for comics!

The face doesn't look entirely human - which is okay, because Naija isn't human. ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Pelar on May 24, 2010, 07:20:28 PM
Thanks for the feedback haha!!

NeatNit, what would you suggest I do differently? :] Right now I'm trying to work my way out of an anime style, but I'm caught in some weird limbo between that and...i don't even. hahaha!

I've never made a wallpaper before, Pelar, but if I get inspired, I'll post it. I've been meaning to do some short comics first...

Well, don't go out of your way to make something specific as a wallpaper- I was just thinking to possibly re-frame some of it in wallpaper layouts or something. :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Kondrikthus on June 18, 2010, 11:41:14 PM
Hello out there!

I'm new to the forums, and am yet another crazed user who was astounded by the scope and feel of Aquaria.

There doesn't seem to be an html-embed in these comments... So here's a link to an animation I created.

It's nothing super, just a flash-thing of the Aquaria logo (which I painstakingly redrew :P) and bubbles.

http://www.doink.com/clips/Kondrikthus/960829/aquaria


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on June 21, 2010, 06:42:56 AM
Haha hey welcome Kondrikthus. :D Nice animation! Simple but brilliant idea; totally should have been done on the site already. ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Lady-Succubus on June 21, 2010, 06:48:15 AM
That is... amazing. :3

I like the simplicity of it all. I was thinking that maybe you changed the logo in some way, making it swim around or something, before I clicked on it, but in the end I think this is better. :3


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Zoko on June 21, 2010, 07:28:58 PM
If only I had a scanner, then maybe I would have more to add to this topic.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: QnanG5284 on June 24, 2010, 03:02:40 PM
Hello everyone.

My name is Javier, and I'm Spain. I drew a few comic pages inspired on Aquaria, and I wanted to let you all know so you can upload them to your webpage if you want to.

These are the links:

page 1: http://qnang5284.deviantart.com/art/Aquaria-mini-comic-01-168828717

page 2: http://qnang5284.deviantart.com/art/Aquaria-mini-comic-02-168828812

page 3: http://qnang5284.deviantart.com/art/Aquaria-mini-comic-03-168828892

page 4: http://qnang5284.deviantart.com/art/Aquaria-mini-comic-04-168829049

I hope you enjoy them.

See you around!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Align on June 24, 2010, 03:27:38 PM
Oooh. Very cool.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alec on June 24, 2010, 04:10:53 PM
Hello everyone.

My name is Javier, and I'm Spain. I drew a few comic pages inspired on Aquaria, and I wanted to let you all know so you can upload them to your webpage if you want to.

These are the links:

page 1: http://qnang5284.deviantart.com/art/Aquaria-mini-comic-01-168828717

page 2: http://qnang5284.deviantart.com/art/Aquaria-mini-comic-02-168828812

page 3: http://qnang5284.deviantart.com/art/Aquaria-mini-comic-03-168828892

page 4: http://qnang5284.deviantart.com/art/Aquaria-mini-comic-04-168829049

I hope you enjoy them.

See you around!

Epic!  :o

Awesome art too.  8)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Nava on June 24, 2010, 04:11:11 PM
 :o


..... :o :o

Wow. Those are incredible, you have a wonderful style and boatloads of talent. Gorgeous!!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on June 24, 2010, 04:31:15 PM
Amazing work there, wow.  :o I've got no other words for it.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: GMMan on June 24, 2010, 05:21:47 PM
Very nice! It's sure better than what I was going to do. (I was going to try to use in-game screenshots to make a comic. And my idea for the first one sort of suck.)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on June 24, 2010, 05:43:36 PM
 :o Impressive! More please! :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Kondrikthus on June 24, 2010, 06:50:04 PM
Indeed, those pages are incredible!

You have a very cinematic eye!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Zoko on June 24, 2010, 07:44:10 PM
Your energy form is so epic  ;D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on June 24, 2010, 08:09:03 PM
Anyone volunteering for coloring? ;)
May kill it but who knows, it well may be epic. :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: QnanG5284 on June 24, 2010, 08:51:22 PM
Thank you for your kind answers, people. I cannot tell how appreciated they are :)

Thanks a lot.

I'm afraid I have to say that this wasn't intended to continue, it's just some pages I made for my portfolio. But please, feel free to download the pages, color them, print them or do as you please, just remember to mention me in the credits if you use it on a public space.

I'm very glad you liked my work, and again, thanks :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Echolocating on June 24, 2010, 09:03:28 PM
GWARRRL!  ;D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on June 25, 2010, 02:52:07 AM
Wow epic dude. Good job. With a portfolio containing that sort of stuff you're bound to catch some serious eyes. ;D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: ShadowOnTheSun on June 25, 2010, 03:20:29 AM
Awesome job with the comic, I am highly impressed


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on June 29, 2010, 11:56:23 AM
Like said, that comic really is very impressive when it comes to storytelling and style. I know how hard it is to draw  comic strips - especially composition and general planning are highlighted there more than in individual illustrations. You have a professional touch there, no doubt about it! I especially like the rich scenery and creatures. Small roughness caused by pencil only makes it more awesome, in my opinion.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Mahamari on August 03, 2010, 12:03:55 AM
Hello. I've never posted here before, but I love Aquaria and thought I'd post a doodle (http://elysium.mahamari.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=512).  :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Align on August 03, 2010, 04:00:49 PM
I can see it, looks pretty good. Maybe soften her face a bit.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on August 03, 2010, 05:02:41 PM
Mahamari, thats beautiful! Naija looks like a "exotic" and slim water creature in your version, really good. Best of all are the colours! Very interesting looking technique, painting scenery in a different style when comparing to character to create nice "depth" effect.

One of my Aquaria fan art - favourites now, thanks for sharing this! Keep going!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Lady-Succubus on August 03, 2010, 06:16:36 PM
*jealous*

It's pretty. ^^


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on August 05, 2010, 06:03:06 AM
Wahaha nice nice  ^-^
I love how some of the background looks really authentic with the brushed paint texture but some of it is really obviously computer-penned. xD


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Mahamari on August 05, 2010, 06:13:17 PM
Thank you for all the kind comments , everyone.  :) I've enjoyed all the fan art I've seen posted here.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Aeolius on August 19, 2010, 08:25:05 PM
3D landscaping/modeling/animating tool Bryce was recently updated to Bryce 7 (http://"http://www.daz3d.com/i/software/bryce7?_m=d") ($15 for the regular edition, $50 for the Pro edition). There is also a free Personal Learning Edition (http://"http://www.daz3d.com/i/software/bryce7/download?_m=d") available for download. I wanted to test a scene that always made the prior version crash, then I added a bit more:

(http://web.mac.com/aeolius/turucambi/Library_files/octofolk2.jpg)

She is one of ten mermaids whose lower torsos resemble a single tentacle. Each was a merfolk slave to a kraken and was mortally wounded, before being “saved” by a sea hag who grafted each of the kraken’s tentacles onto the unwilling mermaids, after the beast was slain. Now the mermaids have begun to exhibit the kraken’s powers and share its memories.

As the DM of an online undersea D&D game, I have found programs like Bryce to be invaluable tools to help get images out of my head and into the imaginations of my players.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Nericor on August 20, 2010, 01:49:39 PM
Wow, nicely done!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: willowfish on September 22, 2010, 01:02:01 AM
Haven't seen new fan-arts for months. And people have already received their OSTs, which should inspire to draw more  ;D

Well, I'm finding some problems and number one is TOO MUCH ideas  :'(. Hence, I'm asking if someone could suggest a theme? Archeus suggested one some time ago and it was a success for my part, at least. Not boasting or anything like that, I'm only looking for new inspiration.
well, lots of people draw the nautilus, why not a blaster pet??? or a phirana??? PET THEME, SEA TURTLES????


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: willowfish on September 22, 2010, 01:02:56 AM
3D landscaping/modeling/animating tool Bryce was recently updated to Bryce 7 (http://"http://www.daz3d.com/i/software/bryce7?_m=d") ($15 for the regular edition, $50 for the Pro edition). There is also a free Personal Learning Edition (http://"http://www.daz3d.com/i/software/bryce7/download?_m=d") available for download. I wanted to test a scene that always made the prior version crash, then I added a bit more:

(http://web.mac.com/aeolius/turucambi/Library_files/octofolk2.jpg)

She is one of ten mermaids whose lower torsos resemble a single tentacle. Each was a merfolk slave to a kraken and was mortally wounded, before being “saved” by a sea hag who grafted each of the kraken’s tentacles onto the unwilling mermaids, after the beast was slain. Now the mermaids have begun to exhibit the kraken’s powers and share its memories.

As the DM of an online undersea D&D game, I have found programs like Bryce to be invaluable tools to help get images out of my head and into the imaginations of my players.
cool!!!! what enspired that


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Aeolius on October 02, 2010, 04:17:56 PM
cool!!!! what enspired that

Because when you say "octopus mermaid" everyone thinks of Ursula, so I wanted something different. Plus an actual kraken would be way too powerful for the adventuring party, so I got creative. Granted, I did start out seeing what Bryce/Poser would do with a mermaid with 8 tentacles:
(http://web.mac.com/aeolius/turucambi/octomaid_files/octomaid.jpg)
But the other image is far creepier, so I used that.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: QnanG5284 on October 21, 2010, 07:35:34 AM
Hi again!! I'm the guy from the Aquaria Mini-Cómic a few months ago. Someone asked for a coloured version of my comic... well, here it is. My girlfriend did the colouring. I hope you guys like it :)

Page 1: http://mercurio2539.deviantart.com/art/Colour-Aquaria-mini-comic-01-182179576
Page 2: http://mercurio2539.deviantart.com/art/Colour-Aquaria-mini-comic-02-182180475
Page 3: http://mercurio2539.deviantart.com/art/Colour-Aquaria-mini-comic-03-182181065
Page 4: http://mercurio2539.deviantart.com/art/Colour-Aquaria-mini-comic-04-183186859


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on October 21, 2010, 01:39:45 PM
Nearly as awesome as a new comic strip from you. So still pretty awesome! Thanks to both of you. :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alec on October 21, 2010, 05:54:44 PM
Sweet :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Align on October 21, 2010, 07:11:04 PM
Looks like a superhero comic!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Aristobulus on October 21, 2010, 08:58:51 PM
That comic is seriously well done, both in the normal art and the coloring. The guy who said it looked like a superhero comic wasn't kidding, it really does look professional.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on October 21, 2010, 11:56:47 PM
I've read quite some comics, especially from DC and Marvel and the way that comic is drawn and colored it actually rivals them both, really amazing.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Senorctenophore on October 22, 2010, 05:35:15 AM
Hi everyone.  I’ve been lurking on this forum for a bit and finally decided to join.  I’ve never really created fanart before, but after playing through Aquaria I felt an inescapable desire to create some for the first time.   So here you go.  I normally work in colored pencil, but for these I wanted to try out some watercolor.  I’m still getting the hang of it, though, so please forgive some of the sloppiness.
  Anyway, about these pieces:
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/294/d/2/naija_riding_ekkrit_by_nocturnalsea-d318ydq.jpg)
One of my favorite elements of the game is all the ambient wildlife you can interact with.  I particularly love Ekkrit because he's just so dang happy to see Naija when she runs into him.  He seems like he could follow her around all day doing loop-de-loops around her.  As you can see, I’m also a big fan of those purple, buggy-eyed fish that cluster around Naija in the Open Waters.  As a SCUBA diver, I know what a great feeling it is to have a little school of fish following you around (usually they’re looking for you to scare up something they can eat).

(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/294/9/1/hungry_grouper_by_nocturnalsea-d318y19.jpg)
For some reason I get a huge kick out of watching the Grouper gobble up whatever Naija drops.  Then when I found out he can accidentally swallow HER if she gets in the way… well, I must’ve spent a good ten minutes just making him gulp down our poor mer-woman and spit her across the screen (incidentally, what exactly do you call Naija’s species?  Is she a mermaid?  A fishwoman?  I assumed for a while that she was supposed to be a Mithalan, but I think there are a couple of hints that she’s not quite the same as them.  Maybe a Mithalan 2.0?  Or, seeing as how she seems to be unique, is she just called a Naija?)

I’m working on a few more pieces right now that I’ll hopefully be able to post in the near future. 


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Aristobulus on October 22, 2010, 05:39:22 AM
I always just called Naija a fishwoman, though I think she is a mithalan. She's not quite a traditional mermaid so I don't use that term.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on October 22, 2010, 09:49:01 AM
The first piece is hilarious and the second piece just looks amazing, totally awesome work there.
Can't believe you did that with watercolor, I find that method one of the hardest ways to put art on paper.

I'd love to see more of that soon.

Also I'm not sure myself, I think the best way to summarize Naija is either calling her a Mithalan or an Aquarian.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on October 24, 2010, 04:04:49 PM
Hoho, well that comic QnanG5284 made was great in b&w, but colours really add the last piece to it's look! Kinda reminds me of Marvels comics in a good way. Really professional looking job indeed...

Very good use of colours in Senorctenophores art as well, and boy, Naija and sea creatures looks awesome. Watercolouring, huh... I first thought of copic markers or crayons when I saw this. Great job to bring some humour to fan art :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on October 24, 2010, 05:40:07 PM
Cool pics! I like Naija's expressions a lot! :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on November 28, 2010, 11:45:17 AM
Lets continue drawing some fan art. I was very happy that Nature Boss Fight was suggested earlier (it wouldn't have come to my mind otherwise), so if someone could suggest a new theme I would appreciate it  :)

I had some plans to illustrate beast form, or to give a try and colour my 1st Aquaria illustration digitally (I scanned it with outlines before I drew it completely). Digital drawing isn't my tool of choice, though, but playing with colours could be interesting + could add the "underwater" feeling my pics lack.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on November 29, 2010, 04:50:57 PM
Either the first encounter with the creator, or the final battle when she released Li. I think it'd be a nice challenge. :3


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Senorctenophore on November 29, 2010, 07:47:59 PM
I've got a couple of suggestions for fanart:

1.) How about some art showcasing the weird, wonderful wildlife that populates Aquaria such as the Predatory Tunicates or the Transportation Turtles or the Mutilus or even some of the obscure critters like the ugly fish with the isopod in its mouth or the robotic fish in the sun temple?  Or how about another Ekkrit piece?  Can't get enough Ekkrit.

2.) I'd like to see some more pieces featuring Li.  I know a lot of people aren't big fans of him because we don't get to know him very well, so let's make some art to try and change that.  How about, for example, a mini-comic or just a vignette from his perspective?  Try to imagine what he thinks of this whole other world he's just found.   Maybe something explaining what he was doing at the Veil anyway.  I've always pictured him as a scientist studying the biology of these isolated islands where he happened to see this cute siren-girl when he was a grad student.   And just what does he know about the Sunken City anyway?

3.) How about some art about the other Aquarian races like the Lunarians or the Erulians or the Arnassi?  Especially the Arnassi.  They get kind of cheated story-wise (no plot-pivotal boss plus you only get to see them as ghosts), but I think it'd be fun to figure out just what the heck they were all about.  I picture them like beefy, athletics-obsessed pseudo-Greek people.  With seahorse bodies. 



Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on December 04, 2010, 06:43:09 PM
Here it is, transportation turtle and Naija. Thank you for the idea  ;)

(http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/8984/seaturtlenaijapieni.jpg)

Graphite pencil work, took about 4 hours. Like in previous works, colours and contrasts adjusted "a bit".

I'll draw some more, graphite works are really quick to do if compared to ones made with drawing ink.



Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Aristobulus on December 04, 2010, 08:20:53 PM
Wow that is really impressive

I'd like to see more, but I'm not sure what of, exactly.

Maybe some of Naija discovering Mithala city, or first getting into the Open waters? I don't know, though, lots of parts of the game would do well


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Senorctenophore on December 05, 2010, 03:41:42 AM
Nice.  I always love the details in your work.  Especially the corals around the bottom. 


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Kondrikthus on December 09, 2010, 04:38:21 AM
Excellent job, Vetehinen! You've given that turtle a majestic grandeur. Fine work!

I don't know if you'd quite call this fanart... But I wouldn't know where else to put it.

Naturally I've been as intrigued as anyone about the writing system of Aquaria, but it never quite settled with me that these cultures would mirror English EXACTLY in language, grammar, and usage. But I figured that Eric must have spoken English, so naturally his creation did too. However, how could that explain why a simple substitution cypher lets you arrive at an exact translation of the writings of Aquaria? I decided I'd try my hand at some nonsense fake-linguistics to sift it out.

Embed isn't cooperating, so here's the link: http://www.doink.com/clips/Kondrikthus/1235741/analysis-of-the-aquarian-alphabet

Unfortunately, while an amazing program, DoInk doesn't yet have the ability to add sound to its animations. So throw on the Aquaria soundtrack before you view, otherwise you're in for a quiet six minutes...


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Aërendyll on December 28, 2010, 05:46:20 PM
(http://m.artician.com/pu/WJ4GNDK5H72Z627K3TTBNHZGX45SZLXJ.preview.jpeg)

Higher resolution (wallpaper size?):  http://aerendyll.artician.com/portfolio/Marian-Naija/ (http://aerendyll.artician.com/portfolio/Marian-Naija/)

I swear, I don't draw fanart often. But I find it hard not to draw Naija and Marian. =u=

EDIT: Also, I almost forgot.

When I was LiveStreaming that drawing some Aquaria fan (not sure he's on the forums here, forgot his/her name) talked to me about the eye colour of Marian. We couldn't agree whether it was brown or blue, since the Marian teaser trailer suggests brown, but other art shows blue(ish)... I hope Alec can help me out there?

Nevertheless, we came up with an alternative version of the drawing. It all started with the person I talked to suggesting neon pink eyes...

"Symbolic" version of the art here: http://www.twitpic.com/3kl96h (http://www.twitpic.com/3kl96h)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on December 28, 2010, 09:58:41 PM
This totally blows my house. Great job!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on December 28, 2010, 10:43:15 PM
That's just... wow.

Amazing work once again Aerendyll. o_o


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Aërendyll on December 28, 2010, 11:31:48 PM
I think I made Marian too old, though... :-X

And question for Alec: What eye colour does Marian have anyway?

(If Marian has mod tools... I can smell neon pink eyes with lasers coming up.)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on December 31, 2010, 04:38:29 PM
Very nice! I think it's not too bad to give her an older look, altough on the other hand I imagine her to look like, well, ageless. Something that has existed for, say, many decades but doesn't look like it. She's a doll after all, right?

I'm still quite surprised to see fan art from a game that hasn't been released yet :) Keep on drawing/painting!
__

Thank you very much for the comments concerning fan art I drew earlier!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: iProob on January 01, 2011, 01:56:26 AM
WARNING: Disturbing Images :P

NSFW (http://www.aerisdies.com/cats/cat8851img6.html). At all.

I laughed so hard. :')
you are a pevert


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on January 01, 2011, 11:40:09 AM
Why the heck did you just quote a 2 year old post with pronz? You troll.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: iProob on January 11, 2011, 06:09:02 PM
(http://bit-blot.com/scrap/naimus.jpg)

http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=1041.msg24092#msg24092

its weird that she has a gun  ???


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on January 11, 2011, 11:36:51 PM
It's a cross-over between Naija and Samus Aran. (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Samus+Aran)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: iProob on January 12, 2011, 05:36:43 PM
oh


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Senorctenophore on January 13, 2011, 12:16:51 AM
(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/012/7/e/naija__s_collection_by_nocturnalsea-d371hwu.jpg)
When you grab collectibles, they instantly appear in Naija's house because it would be really, really monotonous having to cart everything back and forth.  But I'd imagine in the "real world" of Aquaria, there's probably a lot of this going on. 
  Poor Li.  Naija is such a freaking pack-ratfish. 
  Also, I had to include the Bigmouth fish at some point.  The fact that Alec and Derek actually included a Cymothoa exigua in Aquaria is so wicked boss that my head might explode.

"Om nom nom" goes the baby Walker.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Kondrikthus on January 13, 2011, 02:31:19 AM
That's hilarious! Mad props for awesomeness.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on January 13, 2011, 06:21:24 AM
Oh wow, that's just utterly amazing. Amazingly well done! xD


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on January 13, 2011, 02:56:50 PM
Oh wow, her facial expression is hilarious! :D And the idea itself is quite cool too. Very good work! Mooore please! :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: GMMan on January 13, 2011, 03:54:30 PM
That is hilarious. That's why I love fanart. You always get highly amusing pieces of art. (It's better than what I could do. I can only generate code, and not very good code at that.)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Sindhi on January 13, 2011, 07:09:55 PM
In our Magic of Aquaria mod we have Naija and Li having moved to another home to start over; we had envisioned using the transport turtles, but your art is definitely an alternative; hilarious! Well done!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Nava on January 13, 2011, 07:30:16 PM
I think I made Marian too old, though... :-X

And question for Alec: What eye colour does Marian have anyway?

She looks just fine to me :) no, better than fine, fantastic! She's meant to be about 16, but to my mind she is a bit precocious and a bit juvenile, so I don't think she will necessarily look her age at all times.
As for eye color, unless it's changed recently, they are blue  ;D

Awesome fanart, all! I'm so inspired looking at it!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Senorctenophore on January 14, 2011, 11:20:26 PM
Thanks for all the great comments, everyone!   I'm really glad you guys like my work.  I've got a ton of other things I'd like to illustrate (Walkers, The Abyss, Lunarians, Lucien...), so  you'll definitely see more of me soon.  ;D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Aërendyll on February 04, 2011, 11:07:37 PM
She looks just fine to me :) no, better than fine, fantastic! She's meant to be about 16, but to my mind she is a bit precocious and a bit juvenile, so I don't think she will necessarily look her age at all times.
As for eye color, unless it's changed recently, they are blue  ;D

Awesome fanart, all! I'm so inspired looking at it!

Haha, thank you~ I just love drawing Marian for some reason... I can't really explain it. Thanks for the heads up on the eyes and age! ^-^

Annnnnnnnd surprise, surprise:

(http://m.artician.com/pu/K7Z2ZF6MG5LY5XDTYXR3K7Y5HWMBLOPG.preview.jpeg)

This was originally with more stuff on it, but it felt like negative space and I'm a little insecure about this piece. I hate the lighting and colours (though I love how the perspective came out), but it took so long that I don't really want to let it waste away. So I'll just be bold and post it.  :P

I completely forgot what child Naija looks like, I'm sorry. :( She's wearing a dark nearly invisible suit here.

EDIT: Forgot to add: props to Senorctenophore for their fanart. I really love amusing fanart like that. ^-^


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Nava on February 05, 2011, 12:23:09 AM
:o
Totally fantastic!!!
Is that Alec holding baby Marian!? I love it :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Aërendyll on February 05, 2011, 12:31:59 AM
:o
Totally fantastic!!!
Is that Alec holding baby Marian!? I love it :D

Haha, it is, honestly.

Actually I once had a conversation with him somewhere and I called games his babies. I just had to draw it. :) I would've snuck the other parents in there if it wasn't so hard to figure out all the poses and distributing the space.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on February 05, 2011, 05:20:21 PM
Very amazing! I love it too. :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Senorctenophore on February 06, 2011, 07:04:24 AM
D'aaaaaaaw!  ;D
As an artist myself I can understand and appreciate how much love and care Alec puts into his work (and how much care you must have put into making this).  This captures that feeling perfectly.  Awesome work. 
It'd make a pretty cool "coming soon..." advertisment for Marian.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on February 07, 2011, 01:07:21 AM
O sheesh, that's just amazing. Even though I'm usually not very font of art that has a deeper meaning to it besides what's in the picture itself. AKA, you have to know what and who it is in there. This one looks really great though.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Aërendyll on February 07, 2011, 01:24:52 AM
Very amazing! I love it too. :)

Thanks a lot! ^-^

D'aaaaaaaw!  ;D
As an artist myself I can understand and appreciate how much love and care Alec puts into his work (and how much care you must have put into making this).  This captures that feeling perfectly.  Awesome work. 
It'd make a pretty cool "coming soon..." advertisment for Marian.

Haha, maybe? I have no idea how soon Marian is, but I'm sure Katie can make promotional art way prettier than this is. :)

O sheesh, that's just amazing. Even though I'm usually not very font of art that has a deeper meaning to it besides what's in the picture itself. AKA, you have to know what and who it is in there. This one looks really great though.

Well, it's not like most art doesn't have that going on, but I think I can sort of understand. I never had a problem with people not understand my drawings, though - I'm fine with them liking the picture if they don't like the characters or whatever is depicted.

I'm quite flattered you still like it, though~


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Eileen on February 08, 2011, 03:52:27 AM
@Aërendyll;

I absolutely love your art!  ;D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: EshDee on April 04, 2011, 02:40:12 PM
Got Aquaria recently. Fell in love. :]
Really felt like doing some Naija artwork.

So here's a quick sketch I coloured in. :]

(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/097/a/2/naija_by_superdecimal-d3dg35p.png)

Yeah Giant hips. ^__^;;
I reckoned with all that swimming, she'd need legs and thighs of steel. Also wanted to make her hands and feet more fin-like and make her body more sinewy to glide more easily in water.

Wanna try and improve it and paint a background some time! :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Alphasoldier on April 04, 2011, 09:16:25 PM
It's nice! Though I'm really not sure what to make of her hands and legs, she looks more like a jellyfish now with her thin limbs. xD


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Nava on April 04, 2011, 10:01:38 PM
Awesome style!!! And the colours are fantastic too. Love it :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: GMMan on April 04, 2011, 11:03:32 PM
Yay! Distortion on reality! (Depending on what your reality is.) But you have an artistic license, and I do like this piece. Simple, but expressive.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Inyssius on April 05, 2011, 03:14:51 AM
Yeah Giant hips. ^__^;;
I reckoned with all that swimming, she'd need legs and thighs of steel. Also wanted to make her hands and feet more fin-like and make her body more sinewy to glide more easily in water.

I love it!

I've actually had some similar thoughts recently; in fact, I've been working on a character who'll probably have hands very much like Naija's right one in that pic.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on April 05, 2011, 08:04:17 AM
Yay! Distortion on reality! (Depending on what your reality is.) But you have an artistic license, and I do like this piece. Simple, but expressive.
+1


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: EshDee on April 07, 2011, 10:47:51 AM
Thanks so much you guys!   ^-^


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Kein on August 26, 2011, 01:00:13 AM
Well... I guess this can be called as a fanart? Asked tofutiles on livestream session to draw Naija. He came up with this, lol:
(http://th09.deviantart.net/fs71/150/i/2011/230/4/9/you_can__t_smoke_here_by_tofutiles-d47292h.jpg) (http://tofutiles.deviantart.com/art/You-Can-t-Smoke-Here-253727081)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Daxar on August 26, 2011, 01:56:57 AM
~KeinZantezuken Aug 18, 2011
LOL
You uploaded it :3
----, i wish bit-blot forums were alive....
WE NOT DEAD YET!

And yeah, that's kinda... odd. But I like odd.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: GMMan on August 26, 2011, 02:03:36 AM
I'd love to see how the scene in the drawing plays out...

BTW, who's the guy?


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Kein on August 26, 2011, 02:24:36 AM
Aquaman supposed to say: You can't smoke here!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on September 03, 2011, 11:38:27 PM
Hm, I feel like drawing again, just listened the Ost through couple of times. It's a wonder how one game can captive my mind for so many years! But this is more like a phenomenon than just a "game".

I wonder if someone could give me theme suggestions? I have few in my mind, but there're too many I have forgotten.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Kein on September 04, 2011, 06:30:46 AM
Hmm... it depends. What do you mean by theme? The idea to draw/represent?


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on September 04, 2011, 10:41:09 PM
Well, previously Alphasoldier suggested a theme "nature boss fight", and that was a great idea. So yes, basically I'm "listening" if someone could suggest me an idea what to draw.

Previously I have drawn Naija in Mithalas ruins, scene of memories, energy form, menu screen version, Naija sitting on a cliff... and it seems I have forgotten some of the most unique moments.

"Depends", you say!  ;D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: GMMan on September 04, 2011, 11:42:59 PM
How about that room to the right of Naija's sanctuary? That's one thing I remember off the top of my head, considering that I haven't played Aquaria for so long.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Kein on September 05, 2011, 12:42:45 PM
Well, previously Alphasoldier suggested a theme "nature boss fight", and that was a great idea. So yes, basically I'm "listening" if someone could suggest me an idea what to draw.

Previously I have drawn Naija in Mithalas ruins, scene of memories, energy form, menu screen version, Naija sitting on a cliff... and it seems I have forgotten some of the most unique moments.

"Depends", you say!  ;D

Hmm.. I see. Well, back then, while playing Aquaria, I have had some commission idea for Sun Temple. I really like this location more than any else. Somewhat mysterious and beautiful. But too much time left and I already forgot the details of the idea >_>
Yet I still would like to see something with Sun Temple.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Align on September 06, 2011, 09:09:30 AM
I found a few on deviantart. Click the images to see the source.
(http://www.deviantart.com/download/255833684/naija__s_energy_form_by_dinoko-d48bej8.jpg) (http://dinoko.deviantart.com/art/Naija-s-Energy-Form-255833684)(http://www.deviantart.com/download/255833917/explorer_by_dinoko-d48bepp.jpg) (http://dinoko.deviantart.com/art/Explorer-255833917)(http://www.deviantart.com/download/255834496/naija_by_dinoko-d48bf5s.jpg) (http://dinoko.deviantart.com/art/Naija-255834496)
EDIT: Hrm, the forums didn't automatically resize the images... there, that should do it.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on September 18, 2011, 11:42:23 AM
Sun Temple, now that's a good idea. I loved that part of the game, and the music there was awesome as well.

Here's a quick graphite pencil drawing I made yesterday (2-3 hours).

(http://th05.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2011/261/1/1/surface_by_tulikoura-d4a6rg4.jpg)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: FrancesF on September 19, 2011, 06:20:38 PM
That's a lovely sketch, Vetehinen!  It really gives the feeling of being underwater...


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Kein on September 21, 2011, 07:43:27 AM
Sun Temple, now that's a good idea. I loved that part of the game, and the music there was awesome as well.
Yeah, this is my favorite location, especially soundtrack.

For some reason I see Naija sitting somewhere on the beach or small corral shelves or just floating an the water surface while looking at the Sunspire somewhere far away, on the background, and a bright, almost white and solid sunbeam comes from the tower, blinding the viewer and making him cover his eyes.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on September 27, 2011, 10:02:49 PM
@ FrancesF: Thank you, glad you like this!

Hm, Sun Temple will be a fun theme to draw. I think it'll show interiors of the Temple, showing those giant mechanisms, and light coming from giant windows. I like to play with light in my drawings.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Kein on October 09, 2011, 09:30:24 AM
(http://th04.deviantart.net/fs71/150/i/2011/282/7/7/naija_commission_by_123hamster-d4c9rhw.jpg) (http://123hamster.deviantart.com/art/Naija-Commission-262475636?q=gallery%3A123hamster%2F5183222&qo=0)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Hiro on November 06, 2011, 08:42:40 AM
Ah man, it has been a long time. That iPad announcement really is good news; I love the idea of more people being able to play a game which really is a piece of art, with a world so packed with creation. :D If it weren't for exams I would play though again and try to get all the treasures this time...

Loving the art from all of you. Especially looking forward to yours Vetehinen; your art is always so amazing! :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Kein on April 16, 2012, 12:09:07 AM
WE STILL ALIVE!

(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/106/d/b/sketch__naija_and_leviathen_by_chibidarkdragon-d4wf9ph.jpg) (http://chibidarkdragon.deviantart.com/art/Sketch-Naija-and-Leviathen-296324837)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on April 21, 2012, 03:27:40 PM
Hurray :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: False.Genesis on April 21, 2012, 04:09:43 PM
Good to see some fan art these days, too bad this has become quite rare...
GJ on your last 2, Kain!

* retreats himself again back to fanart lurking mode *


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Maira on April 22, 2012, 09:06:26 PM
Very nice, Kein!

I'll get around to posting some fan art eventually...
>__>
<__<

Just right now my drawing list is a bit long. I am listening to the Aquaria soundtrack, though, so I won't forget about Aquaria any time soon, haha.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Kein on May 24, 2012, 06:54:36 PM
(http://th05.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2012/144/3/2/naija_by_rainekitty-d510cz6.jpg) (http://rainekitty.deviantart.com/art/Naija-304027314)
I hope this one will be colored one day.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Maira on June 05, 2012, 09:26:40 PM
Haha. Naija with lipstick. One of these days I'll get around to doing a fanart as well, but my drawing list is so long right now and I'm very slow.

Either way, nice! I wish you'd clean up your sketch a bit more and add some blue though :P Red seems somewhat strange.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on July 18, 2012, 05:44:48 PM
(http://th00.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2012/200/4/8/temple_of_sun_by_tulikoura-d57ttd4.jpg)

Phew, it took "a bit" longer than what I expected. I had this image of "Sun Temple" in my mind for about half a year, and today in 1,5 hours I drew it. Slow progress, especially since there are so many beautiful events in this game I want to draw....

Graphite pencil work.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on July 19, 2012, 08:19:09 AM
Awesome! Especially the lighting. :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: FrancesF on July 19, 2012, 01:57:25 PM
I agree!  I really like the perspective. :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: SilverTwilight on July 29, 2012, 03:32:07 AM
Well, I've come to a bit of a stopping point on this project (at least until I get some more yarn).  So I figured I would share what I'd done so far:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/SilverTwilight05/SAM_1156.jpg)
(sorry if the image comes out enormous, I resized it on photobucket but it sometimes takes a while for the changes to carry-over)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Aristobulus on July 29, 2012, 04:52:24 AM
Oh wow, that's really neat.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on July 30, 2012, 07:46:01 AM
That's very cute. Good job! Of course you are planning to make one for every form? ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: False.Genesis on July 30, 2012, 01:18:49 PM
@Vetehinen: Very inspiring pic, awsum! Please make more when you feel like, love your drawings...

@SilverTwilight: Ha cool, one of the first to do a non-picture artwork - nice. Wondering how it'll look like when it's finished? :)

Also reminds me a litte of something I've found on deviantART a while ago, here:

(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/121/e/b/naija_by_ummeiko-d4y970i.jpg) (http://ummeiko.deviantart.com/art/Naija-299400642?q=%20sort%3Atime%20naija&qo=20)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: SilverTwilight on July 31, 2012, 02:12:17 AM
Thank you.  I hadn't thought about making more Naijas, but I may try to make a few of her pets.  After I finish making the rest of her armor and her cape.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Maira on August 18, 2012, 12:40:39 AM
Well, I've come to a bit of a stopping point on this project (at least until I get some more yarn).  So I figured I would share what I'd done so far:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/SilverTwilight05/SAM_1156.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/SilverTwilight05/SAM_1156.jpg)
(sorry if the image comes out enormous, I resized it on photobucket but it sometimes takes a while for the changes to carry-over)

That is so cute! I want one now :(


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Kein on September 10, 2012, 08:12:56 PM
ARISE!

Requested naija from Madmax (http://csimadmax.deviantart.com) during livestream:
(http://fim.413chan.net/art/thumb/134730698945-ddddddds.png) (http://fim.413chan.net/art/src/134730698945-ddddddd.png)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: False.Genesis on September 10, 2012, 09:50:48 PM
Ohh,  very cute! I like!
After I saw his/her dA gallery is full of ponies this is really a nice change : D

(Also fixed the link for you, you made a little typo there)

Side thought: Someone could update the fanart gallery (http://www.bit-blot.com/aquaria/community.html) on the main site again, has been a while...


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Kondrikthus on September 10, 2012, 10:04:34 PM
Fun! That would be a cool weapon to have in-game... :D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: GMMan on September 28, 2012, 01:50:14 AM
I've always thought about transcribing some of Aquaria's music for TI-83+. I've done it with one song (a tracker module, not Aquaria, obviously) by cutting parts to fit 4 channels. The pitch is way off, and it was either ridiculously slow or ridiculously fast out of the box. It would be a fun exercise if I had the time. And a link cable (I used to use a home-made serial cable, but my computer does not have serial ports). And a 2.5mm jack and some speakers (maybe).


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Kein on October 01, 2012, 10:01:28 PM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mb8i6uYt351r236m8o1_500.jpg) (http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mb8i6uYt351r236m8o1_1280.jpg)

Another request, click for fullsize.
[Source] (http://loliparts.tumblr.com/post/32690893790/starting-make-a-request-monday-ill-start)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on October 03, 2012, 06:22:35 PM
Daaaamn good job with these two works, Kein.  I like this style a lot!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: FrancesF on October 06, 2012, 08:18:44 PM
I like this illustration!  It shows a different side of Naija's personality.  She looks sulky or possibly sultry, however you want to interpret it.  Quite like a real teenager!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Julius on January 14, 2013, 12:37:41 PM
Hello from 2013! Anyone alive there? Whatever. ;D
Here is my pic:

(http://s2.ipicture.ru/uploads/20130114/fwGR70Tx.jpg) (http://s2.ipicture.ru/)

This is my first artwork ever, so don't be too pushy.
Drew with pencil, digitized by taking photo (since my scanner is a cr*p), and then finished in photoshop.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Maira on January 17, 2013, 08:46:08 AM
Cute! I like the eyes.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Kligan on February 10, 2013, 07:05:08 PM
It's "a bit" late for a fanart, since the game came out very long time ago... But I've started to learn drawing like a month ago and my first serious work was about my favorite game of all time.
I decided to share it here:
http://i.imgur.com/iyKmutf.jpg

*updated. image with much better quality now*


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Kein on February 10, 2013, 07:43:24 PM
neat.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: False.Genesis on February 10, 2013, 08:01:53 PM
Very nice. It's never too late!
Also nice trick to use some of derek's art to get the perspective right.  ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Kligan on February 10, 2013, 08:39:03 PM
I'm glad you guys liked it :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: FrancesF on June 12, 2013, 03:21:28 PM
We probably won't use this as part of the "Something like a Sequel" mod.  But it's my concept of some of the sadness inherent in the game's ending.

Li and Lucien leave Aquaria

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/53509533/Li%20and%20Lucien%20leave%20Aquaria.png)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on June 18, 2013, 07:20:43 PM
... Wow.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Kligan on July 16, 2013, 07:06:25 AM
Hello again!
Here's my another Aquaria fan-art drawing: http://kligan.deviantart.com/art/Memories-384575640
The colours are a mess a bit - I'm still learning  ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Kein on July 27, 2013, 12:20:07 AM
Kiligan
Lovely.

Also:

(http://th06.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2013/207/0/4/soupy_by_mishinsilo-d6fbmqk.jpg) (http://mishinsilo.deviantart.com/art/Soupy-388533980)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: archy on July 30, 2013, 03:17:54 PM
@Kein : Nice one!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Bhoren on August 18, 2013, 09:41:13 PM
So, hello, I'm a new french member and I draw some stuff sometime, and I wanted to share those with you.
I only send link because the pictures are really big.

My first picture, a Krotide soldier :
http://puu.sh/451y0.jpg (http://puu.sh/451y0.jpg)

My second one, a concept art for the sequel mod, something like an "Energy Guardian" :
http://puu.sh/453wO.jpg (http://puu.sh/453wO.jpg)

Hope you liked those


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on August 19, 2013, 07:50:27 AM
They're cool, but the background is a bit too dark for my taste. Can't see them as good as I want to. :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: TheCreate on August 25, 2013, 03:30:27 AM
Hello!  New member on the forums.  I made this a while back and wanted to share it with the community (Naija encounters Mithalas), wasn't sure what to do for a background. http://seamonsterchris.deviantart.com/art/Naija-vs-Mithalas-395685144


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: FrancesF on August 25, 2013, 02:21:07 PM
Hey, very nice, TheCreate.  Especially that fierce expression and the wonky eye!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Maira on September 08, 2013, 10:20:24 PM
Wow, so much cool fan art lately.

Killigan: Pretty cool. I like the emotion in the picture.

Kein: Wow. Amazing. I love the colors and the glow of her skin. And I was always wondering how Naija kept her soups from sloshing around the rest of the ocean. I guess it would make sense she'd drink it like out of a coconut. Did you draw that on paper, then color on the computer? What program did you use?

Bhoren: Your pictures look pretty cool, but you should use brighter colors. I like the 2nd one best.

The Create: The details on Mithalas are awesome. It's interesting how you made him so colorful, like his armor is slightly crystalline. It helps remind me that he was a god before he became like that - like the remnants of glory.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Kein on September 08, 2013, 11:10:45 PM
Maira
None of the artworks I posted are mine, I don't draw. Click for source.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Maltakreuz on February 16, 2014, 12:21:59 AM
(http://www.zadraw.ch/2d/src/139246625558.png)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Kein on February 16, 2014, 12:47:29 AM
Adorbs


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Maira on February 24, 2014, 08:31:51 AM
Ah, yes, absolutely adorable. I like how the sword is wavy.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: False.Genesis on March 17, 2014, 12:38:36 AM
I gathered as many fanarts as i could find and mirrored them here: http://fg.wzff.de/gallery/?dir=aquaria_fanart

So you don't have to scroll through 40+ pages to view them all. Plus a few extra ones i found around the 'net that were not linked here yet.
Some of the links in this topic are old and dead -- if anyone happens to have some pics that i'm missing, please tell.


Also check these:

http://humikochan.deviantart.com/art/Naija-in-Mithalas-Aquaria-fan-art-373596344  (not included because it said so)

And the last 3 pics in 2010 on this site are very nice, too: http://kenmei.fr/art.html

If someone doesn't want me to mirror their images just contact me.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on March 22, 2014, 12:14:30 PM
Oh, that fan art collection surely is handy. That would be nice to have in the 1st page as well.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Kligan on April 23, 2014, 08:38:32 PM
A year ago I submitted my fanart here (http://www.bit-blot.com/forum/index.php?topic=541.msg33346#msg33346). That was one of my first major drawings after I start learning to draw.
Now, I proudly present to you my second attempt: http://imgur.com/gallery/4pKh8/new
 ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Kein on April 23, 2014, 09:32:22 PM
Not bad, not bad.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Vetehinen on April 25, 2014, 03:56:10 PM
That looks very nice!  ;D


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: FrancesF on May 09, 2014, 11:36:16 PM
I've made a board on Pinterest for Aquaria fan art:

http://www.pinterest.com/FFfromNY/aquaria-fan-art/

Wherever possible I've tried to link back to the original source of the artwork.  However, for some of the pieces I was unable to find attribution information, or possibly inadvertently overlooked it.  If anyone knows of a source, please post here or under the piece on Pinterest.  Thanks!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Xiagan on May 10, 2014, 03:54:10 PM
I've made a board on Pinterest for Aquaria fan art:

http://www.pinterest.com/FFfromNY/aquaria-fan-art/

Wherever possible I've tried to link back to the original source of the artwork.  However, for some of the pieces I was unable to find attribution information, or possibly inadvertently overlooked it.  If anyone knows of a source, please post here or under the piece on Pinterest.  Thanks!
great idea! thanks. :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: FrancesF on May 19, 2014, 02:17:48 AM
Just received permission to post this portrait of energy form Naija by HumikoChan on DeviantArt

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/53509533/Naija-in-Mithalas.png)

"Naija in Mithalas"

Thanks, HumikoChan!



Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Kein on May 19, 2014, 06:28:36 PM
Not bad :P


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: False.Genesis on July 22, 2014, 08:55:08 PM
Here's a new one from deviantart, mirrored for your convenience (click for source):

(http://th00.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2014/192/8/9/aquaria_by_alpacola-d7nog52.jpg) (http://alpacola.deviantart.com/art/Aquaria-463035062)
Aquaria by Alpacola

<3

(It has also sparked a nice discussion about our sequel thingy ^-^)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Kein on July 23, 2014, 06:42:27 AM
Lovely.

What sequel thingie?


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Bhoren on February 11, 2015, 08:33:27 PM
----------------------------------------------------------
|(http://puu.sh/fMSe5/163528df34.png)|
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This is painful. Why is the fanart gallery so dead ? T.T

This shall not continue, and therefore, here is a Krorite fanart for your convenience (click on pic for full size) :

(http://fg.wzff.de/gallery/photos/Bhoren/krotite_warrior_small_by_bhoren.jpg) (http://fg.wzff.de/gallery/photos/Bhoren/krotite_warrior_by_bhoren.jpg)

Remember, keep making Aquaria art ! Keep this gallery alive !  :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Bhoren on May 16, 2016, 08:14:44 PM
One year, two month and 25 days later , here is another aquaria fanart ! This time, another krotite warrior ! (how surprising)
(http://bhoren.the-tin-locust.com/Drawings/Aquaria/krotite%20Final%20thumbnail.jpg) (http://bhoren.the-tin-locust.com/Drawings/Aquaria/krotite%20Final.jpg)

Maybe one day I'll do Naija. Come and post your fanart here too !


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Kein on May 17, 2016, 02:05:56 AM
I'm just surprised forums still alive .


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Bhoren on May 17, 2016, 06:20:54 PM
We don't speak much on the forum, we do it way more often on IRC now.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: FrancesF on May 18, 2016, 03:52:09 PM
Veeery nice, Bhoren.  Makes me want to draw one, too!


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Bhoren on May 20, 2016, 03:35:21 PM
Do it ! I'd really like to see a Krotite made by you to see how you would draw them ! :)


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Maira on September 03, 2016, 05:49:14 AM
Great picture, Bhoren! The Krotite warrior looks amazing. I love the effect of the blood streaming in the water.


Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: Maira on September 08, 2016, 12:43:30 AM
I finally did a fan art for Aquaria. The actual file is a little large so I hope the forum resizes it. Otherwise I might need to re-upload later. Ok, that was indeed a bit big. Here's a more reasonable size for forum browsing.

(http://i.imgur.com/eWZNFFB.jpg) (http://hexsy.deviantart.com/art/Naija-Aquaria-633049647)

http://hexsy.deviantart.com/art/Naija-Aquaria-633049647 (http://hexsy.deviantart.com/art/Naija-Aquaria-633049647)



Title: Re: Aquaria fanart [spoilers]
Post by: FrancesF on September 18, 2016, 08:45:04 PM
Really nice Naija pic, Maira!  (We've missed you on IRC...)