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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.

“For overlooked video games, attention. For mainstream games, viewpoints not often heard and angles not often explored.”

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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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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