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Here's a piece I did for the November Issue of PLAY (on stands now!!) its on PG 30, its a feature about the Video Game Critters of yesteryear and where they are or perhaps aren't today. There's 33 total here, plus 9 consoles and I don't know how many games. This.. was... FUN. lol I actually finished it on 42 hrs of no sleep straight and then went right to Long Beach Con.. boy was I toasted that night lol

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Daily Deviation

Given 2010-09-16
Critters by =RobDuenas
From the suggester:
"With a great assortment of characters, ranging from old school classics like Crash and Sonic, to newer arrivals the likes of The Rabbids and Sackboy, this deviation is sure to bring back sweet memories to any gamer's memories." I have to agree, I can recall the times when I accompanied them in their adventures unfolding their stories! ( Suggested by pokemonmaster321 and Featured by rydi1689 )
Texanna7 Featured By Owner Edited 3 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Sees this*

Oh this is awesome!

*Sees sly cooper.*



My favorite game!

Excuse me as I go fangirl.
jackie-fhan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016
please do a all vehicle based picture with water, waves, tracks, loops all in one

few ideas, rc pro am, ridge raccer, f zero snes, stunt race, mario kart snes, mk64, daytona usa, road rash, crusin usa, rush, wipeout ps1, crash racing, diddy kong racing, sprint, virtua racing, outrun, outrun 2006, off road (old), hydro thunder, gran trismo, burnout, motorstorm , destruction derby ps1, and more more more (missing a lot but this is a starter list off the top of my head)
ViniciusMesquitaF Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
Wath the name of the person in the side of crash??
RobDuenas Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015
Vexx, a gamecube game.
kyrtuck Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nowadays, peeps are gonna complain that there's no FNAF in here :P
PersonaDC Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist
nice man nice.
CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This picture you've done of these animalistic video game characters looks very nice and awesome for sure! :D
Jozilla877 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 21, 2015
Spyro's in skylanders, rayman has a reboot series going on, buck bumble didn't warrant enough financial success to get a sequel, bubsy was terrible, earthworm Jim never made it past game 3, starfox is returning on the wii u, blinx was an unsuccessful franchise like bubsy, the rabids got a show, spot stopped being 7ups mascot, Klonoa, heady and ristar were scrapped by their developers, sackboy's still going strong, sonic hasn't gone anywhere and wont be anytime soon, okami's developers shut down and became platinum, ratchet and clank are getting a movie and sly is getting a fifth game and a movie!  That is where the critters have gone.
SupImLoryen Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Zelda? Mario? The rest are great i actually played all of them :D i Love the work
classicgamer76 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
This piece is INSANE! So much beloved characters and video game platforms on the same pic'! Great work! Congrates!
Pinkiepiethehedgehog Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student Filmographer

Where's conker? I don't see conker!

Nuu!!! Nuu Nuu Nuu Nuu Nuu Nuu Nuu Nuu 

Pinkiepiethehedgehog Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student Filmographer

And where's banjo? I don't see him either!!

Nuuu!! Nuu Nuu Nuu Nuu Nuu Nuu Nuu Crying 

dragon4445 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Not to metion mario megaman and link
NinteRarewSegaFan123 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Student
But they're human characters, this one only shows animal characters. LOL
primalfuryan Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
:iconcternetea::iconsquirrelflight-77:Your artwork has been graciously featured in Titans Christmas feature ,stay wonderful!:hug::iconsquirrelflight-77::iconcternetea:
superJROlander Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student General Artist
neer seen a more epic mashup of characters in one place
superJROlander Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student General Artist
damn right i'll play
Bman19 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I that Buck Bumble?
Bman19 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Amazing job!!!
awesomeness1010 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Lovin' it!
walkthecreativepath Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
You are fantastic! Keep up the great work. :icongoodjob-plz:
ultimatesol Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
LMAO! No Mario..
EggSonic14 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
:iconbubsyplz::iconstabmeplz: I HATE BUBSY!
Fenrislord Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an absolutely great pic. :iconyeahplz:
By the way, did you choose based on your own gaming experience or something?
It's because I can see that Aero the Acrobat, Zero the Kamikaze Squirrel and Clayman from Skullmonkeys are missing. Maybe their games weren't so popular as others.
Great-Lord-Dread Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Writer
Alright who invited Bubsy?
JoL09 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
elian111 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
An orgasm for my childhood memories. I just love it ♥
Snowbound-Becca Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spyro, Crash Bandicoot, and Rayman... Ah, my childhood memories :aw:
radioactivefish1 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Oh my god, the greatest picture ever of all time. All my favorite characters are here ^^
StupidPichu99 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
This is the best collab picture i have ever seen in my entire life
ShadowNro01 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Super Epic!!!!!!!
chillypaz Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Truly awesome!
Gazochum Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student Artist
C-Studios Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh heck, I LOVE this!! I can see that MOST characters aren't in the critter lane, though.
Eldreanis Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
This is sincerely the most amazing fan art I've seen since a while !
Good job !
Can I use it for my YouTube Channel, please ? I'm doing all sort of Let's Plays, and there's a lot of my favorite characters in there !
Hysteria98 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
I could be in no less a state than sheer awe.
BullMoose1912 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to see Sparkster's in this!
TwisterTH Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
OMG! It's totally epic, I really love how U draw all chars in one piece :D.
dogatemyshrooms Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd say something else to complement this piece, but I think everyone who commented before me just about covered it. =)
Waffley-wafflington Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Is that Voodoo Vince and Blinx I see?
Basher954 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
An absolute masterpiece right here! I really can't describe it in words! :wow: Way past cool! :clap: I think it's awesome that I know every single character and console in this picture. XD
mcp100 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In a gaming world filled with first-person shooters & realism, it's nice to know that characters like these will always defy the gaming world, not games like Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto.

Crash Bandicoot, Sonic, Ratchet & Clank, Sly Cooper, Sackboy, Spyro, Jak & Daxter(although I don't see them here, bummer), Rayman, all characters that are awesome in my opinion because they're imaginative & their games leave a nostalgic feeling in me. This pic is very, very, VERY big & i'm also digging the style used here! Excellentl job!

Call of Duty(Call of Booty) will never have anything on these characters btw.
WolfTron Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Where HAVE all the critters gone... Most companies seem to be trying to more closely mimic real life than fantastical far off universes. I miss the days when we could sit down with Naughty Dog's furry bandicoot friend, or even a good Sonic the Hedgehog game. Most of these non-human characters are getting left behind, it's a sorry sight to see. This is a very nice piece and it is all too easy to appreciate the amazing effort you put into this! Thanks for makin' this :D
xXanarchangelXx Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Needs moar Awesome Possum. XD

Seriously, though, this is epic! So many characters like Sparkster and Dynamite Headdy that have been shadowed by the likes of Sonic and Mario that you've given the spotlight back to. It's enough to bring a tear to my eye. :happycry:

Man, I love obscure games!
TenaciousJon Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just wish ya would've used Old Spyro :(
SexySonadow Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
OMFG LOVE THIS!!!!!!!! :wow: :heart:
Allthestuffilike94 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They've been kicked out and replaced with first-person shooters that lack creativity and are all the same...
TenaciousJon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Creative and likable characters? No way, Jose! More gung-ho, trigger-happy mercenaries with no emotion whatsoever!

I miss my PS1...
Allthestuffilike94 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly. That was back when games were fun and creative...
ChojinRyu750 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
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