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Dragon Quest V - HotHB by Meibatsu Dragon Quest V - HotHB by Meibatsu
March 8, 2009.

Faber-Castell sepia artist pens, JASC Paint Shop Pro 7.

Video game fanart of Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride for the DS. www.gamingfringe.com

One of the images I made for a gaming site I'm contributing to! The site's all up and we're still working on content, but I felt that helping to promote it on DA would be a good start too!

So please head to GamingFringe.com for fun random information about obscure or non-mainstream games, and even to just participate in the forums.

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Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride

OMG Toriyama, your style is so hard to imitate! XO
One of my favourite themes: children dreaming about their bright futures!

That's a lot of characters in one page.. kind of painful!
My only concern with the image was whether or not I drew them too out of character, but I'll let the fans fight about that. >.>
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LightHearMyCall Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You did an excellent job imitating Toriyama! I'm impressed.
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Nice :D
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Meibatsu Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
Not a problem :D
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BardofMaple Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
This picture is bittersweet to a player who has already played the game seeing two children tied to a cruel destiny, but strong enough to overcome it all.  Very great work!
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diegoteotl Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
I love the saga and toriyama style, excelente imagen! :) me gusta mucho! it's just great :D
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Akatariel Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Those kids are just having so much fun randomly staring at the sky (Look at Hero's oblivious grin, don't you just want to make it obvious that his Luck stat is clearly lacking by killing off his father and separating him from both his childhood friend and dat adorable kitty?) they no longer care that Pankraz is doing his damnedest to noogie them to death and, it seems, is laughing his arse off about it too. XD

Meanwhile Magical Adult Saber sleeps, because he's from the future and all this has already happened in this timeline. He's having a slime-shaped nightmare about a giant blue slime eating him, Hero, Bianca, Nera and Debora...Or maybe it's a nostalgia moment? Although I fail to see how Mr Briscoletti wouldn't flip at the sight of a cheiger-monster-thing in his super-luxurious mansion, which is the only place Saber could feasibly meet all three of the girls, barring Bianca as she's the one who suggested saving him from the bullies...and going into a monster-infested castle full of evil things that want to eat us despite the fact that all that would have been needed to prove we'd been there would be a stone or a bit of fancy carpet. But oh well. At least we have a kitty. :iconkittyplz: No. Not that kitty. More like THIS kitty, but still with red hair. :iconkittycatplz:

(The only thing that irks me here is, Saber and the Hero were a cub-and-kiddo team together, which makes it a bit odd that Saber's so huge in this as he should have been a cub. o3o)
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Meibatsu Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL that is some convoluted possible explanation of the picture~! XD
The important things is.. I imaged to squeeze the relevant characters in... u_U lol

Oh, I figured since Saber was a cub of a huge cat, then he'd be a pretty big cub. Like this picture: dragon-quest.org/images/thumb/… He's about the same size as the kids, right? lol
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Akatariel Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Nyeh, huge cat is the size of a pony, give-or-take a few inches. That'd still make cub saber about the size of a large dog... 
You did get all the relevant characters in, though, and I could probably never draw humans that well! Kudos on that.
Which is why some part of me sadistically felt satisfied when I used the mod rod to turn into an adorable lisping imp that's far weaker than your human characters naturally, but oh-so-much cuter and easier to draw. X3

Seriously though, those adorable toasting-fork-wielding little derps are probably my favorite 'cute' monster because of their speech tic (Who doesn't love ''We wouldn't lithen thoo thath Baalzack, ecthept Lord Ptharo thold us to''?) and the fact they think they're strong monsters as IMPlied (feel free to groan at the pun) by certain dialogue despite the fact you can one-shot them pretty early on in the game. 

Well, actually, I got the Karstaway stone by chance just after clearing Femiscyra's plotline (having almost run out of HP and moored my boat at the first coastline I saw, I ended up in Dunplundrin), I immediately got my arse to exploring all the world's caves, got the sands of time and liquid metal sword and leveled up a bunch in the process. Now I one-shot just about anything short of a boss. XD

Be my sensei, person. Seriously. I need to learn to draw that well without using references... :iconbegplz:
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BardofMaple Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
I really loved this picture... to see the main character "Abel" which I have heard his canon name is with his father and future bride.
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vopop30 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
I don't really keep up with how well games sell or the critical reactions to them (I normally just go off of how much of a marketing push those games get), but were the DS Dragon Quest games overlooked? I at least got all of them. I thought they were great!
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Meibatsu Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm.. I don't know. I think they do OKAY in North America.. Dragon Quest 9 received a larger than usual advertising push form Nintendo, and I played it and liked it (it's the only one I've played so far.. I have so little time for games these days! So sad..)
They're definitely not as big sellers as the Final Fantasy series, but I think people generally like them.
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Klein01 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Only In Japan do people go apeshit for Dragon Quest. It's very charming to see that attention imo
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BardofMaple Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
This is superb! Perfect and flawless in every way! I love it!!
I hope they remake 4 5 an 6 in the style they made 8 one day.
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Mee-Lin Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012   General Artist
Amazing job! I like saber very much!
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Exceru-Hensggott Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww *explotion* I love your drawing ;W;!!! ♥
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vegetaevanescence Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
@sergep There is an anime of Dragon Quest I (aka Dragon Warrior) which I believe has 84 episodes. I haven't seen much of it, it isn't aired anymore and I can't find any episodes on Youtube. I don't know if there's an anime on any other of the Dragon Quest games, let alone V. ...But that would be awesome and I would stay up until 3 a.m. to watch it if I had to :)
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sergep Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Same here :nod:
yep, i did some digging around and they are still on youtube, gotta search their japanese titles
Dragon Quest: Dai No Daibouken - based on DQII & DQ III
Dragon Quest: Abel Yuusha — based on DQ III
Dragon Quest: Emblem of Roto - 100years after DQ I
no DQV anime but they did release a dqv manga based on the kids of the hero and Bianca, would have probably never looked without your nfo, thanks! :D
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vegetaevanescence Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
I gotta look these up now :D
There's a manga for DQV?! OH. MY. GOD. WHERE CAN I FIND IT?!!?
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sergep Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
sent you a note with links on where to find them :)
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vegetaevanescence Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Thanks! :D
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sergep Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Fantastic job, you really captured the characters and toriyama's style incredibly well, makes me wish there was a DQV anime :p
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tiny-mint Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Student
WOW nicely drawn!~
I just recently started play DGV. Loving it
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HikaruNoHana Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww *_* too cute _9
I choose Bianca, because she's too cute and strong *_* I simply can't imagine my Alex (the main character xD) with the two sisters u.u Who the hell are they? Pfui >.> <3
Bianca for the win!
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FireMarioWii Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is a great work. You did a wonderful job of nearing Toriyama's style.

My choice of bride was Debora, and she wasn't as bad as I believed at first.
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Meibatsu Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! XD

Haha, I'd probably pick Debora too.. for the laughs. XD She seems to have the most spunk. LOL
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ruisuferipe Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Really good, I liked it, reminds me of the first time I played DQV >=]
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Meibatsu Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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SuperNormalMan Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
I thought that "Pankraz" was an odd name to give the dad, but I suppose it's better than "Papas".

It looks kind of like "Pancreas", though, so that's what I call him. XD
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killedbykarma Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
So freaking awesome, this is tie for my favorite game in the series and it's always nice to see someone focus on the childhood aspect instead of the 2/3-possible bride aspect.
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Meibatsu Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yah, although I like the choice when it comes to pairings, I think kids are super cool! xD Reminds me how I wanted to go on grand adventures as a kid.
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Allianceartcomics Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
love it. playing it right now
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Meibatsu Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Who're you planning to pair him up with? Childhood friend, sweet shopkeep, or snobby girl? xD
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Allianceartcomics Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Childhood friend!
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T-R-L Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Very lovely theme and setup.
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Meibatsu Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :> I take it from your avatar that you are a big Toriyama (or DBZ) fan! Man, that brings me back. Good ol' days!
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T-R-L Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Yup general Toriyama fan.
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flyinshoos Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
wow... that's amazing... its so cute. the adult and 2 kiddies with the sabrecat or whatever it is. love it xD
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Meibatsu Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!

Yah.. I THINK it's some kinda sabrecat. xD

This reminds me how I planned to do another Dragon Quest fanart.. *sigh*. So many things to do, never enough time!
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Masterninja155 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Awesome job dude! :D!
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Meibatsu Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks~!
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Masterninja155 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
Your welcome :D!
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Cesar-Hernandez Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't worry, you did an awesome job, really!
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Meibatsu Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Esteban1988 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Damn, That's amazing!

Are you sure your not Akira Toriyama, hehe?:aww:
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Meibatsu Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, thanks! XD
His style is pretty unique. I never thought it would be so hard to do!
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Esteban1988 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
So as I...until I just finshed to draw him [link]

It took me 12 hours
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Meibatsu Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!

Yah, it look me a long time to get the head right and putting in the little details and linework to make his style!
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Esteban1988 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
thank you^^

drawing Akira Toeiyama Style is very very dificult.

I'm trying to draw Bianca, but she's even harder to draw, especially her Ponytails and steel bracelet with the crossed hand [link]
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ZOMGwingly Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just amazing. Pankraz is always so serious. But I could see from certain little things in the game that he is a happy father. Seeing him with such a jolly expression makes me very happy. I've always loved how the Hero looked as a kid. You made him look perfectly wide-eyed and curious here. And I like that. All of the characters in the front are very well colored, bold, and just overall happy looking. I should have saved this picture for a rainy day.

The pictures in the background are pretty sketchy. I like them, but I think that the image in the front is not only better, but would have looked better if the future background images weren't there. They take focus off of the main event. Not that they're bad at all. They are still well drawn and ten times better than anything I can do.
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