First sheet, yes!
This was something I've been working with on and off in between work and figuring out some plans too rough to really show otherwise. In the past, I had some concerns and issues on whether to make a series as individual pieces (where they're submitted as they're each done with at risk of spamming up my gallery and those of you who watch me) or if I had enough restraint to get all of them done on a single sheet worth (where there's less spam, but that also means those already finished have to wait on those that aren't, and my self-control was a bit off on that before). I was encouraged to keep this as a sheet, and eventually, they're all done!
Most of these are familiar faces, but some of these may not. On top of doing DM series canon characters, there's some OCs I had that I previously introduced, and some new faces among my and
's OCs. In order from left to right, top to bottom, we have:
Yami Yugi / Atemu
Joey Wheeler / Jounouchi Katsuya
Serenity Wheeler / Shizuka Kawaii
Maximillion Pegasus J Crawford
Zigfried von Schroeder
Bandit Keith Howard
Kiera Howard (OC*)
Aimi "Mimi" Ai (OC+)
Yuu Ai (OC)
Yuan Nauta (OC)
Viveca (OC= )
Alister / Amelda
Dark Magician Girl
Obake Kuchisake-Scissona (OC++)
Dantzari Flamenco (OC**)
And for those of you who are perfectly fine to hear me ramble on a bit more, mostly about OC stuff:
*Kiera was an OC made by pure accident, someone personified, and who I guess I more or less inherited back.
"She looks like a genderbent Keith," you may think, and you'd be right! Which goes right to how she was born. She started off as a sprite edit I made a long while back for fun of a genderbent Bandit Keith. My friend, Thessarus, loved her design enough to decide to make her a full fledged character, dubbed her "Kiera", and RPed her as Keith's little sister. The RP hangout we used to all be at didn't last the test of time, and like the good character-mum I am, I ended up forgetting her existence entirely until I was cleaning out some stuff and found the original sprite, and now that I remember her again, I may start using her more for later projects or art-farts.
+Mimi is Yuu's older sister. She has way more physical differences than her sprite does any justice to show, but I do plan to show her off more especially for anatomy practice later on. For now, I'll just be brief and say she's based on, and ICly joked, of being Yami Yuu, due to their similarities, and she'll take Kiera under her wing more.
-I don't think I mentioned him by name before, but he's Siphonei's husband and Dartz's brother-in-law. His clothes tried to mimic that of Gustos more because like Atlanteans being the precursor to the Ice Barrier and eventually Gishki families centuries later, he came from a tribe that was a precursor to Gusto.
=Viveca is Yugi and Yami's ancestor who lived during Dartz's lifetime (and predates Pharaoh Atemu by centuries), hence her similarities to them. There's another ancestor I had in mind that I hadn't drawn up but plan to who draws similar parallels to Viveca as Yugi shares with Yami, but that's for another time. Her design was based on scrapped concepts
for the dark mage class of Fire Emblem (as of Awakening). She's one of Siphonei's two retainers and hails from a tribe that would be a precursor to the Necrovalley tribe. (The other retainer is Iona.)
's OC (done with permission and feedback) and is one of Seto's duel spirits. Despite having the appearance of a young, cute girl, she's actually a wicked worm beast. (Yes, that
++Scissona is among Yuu's frequently used monsters on her own unique archetype, Obake. They're a group of monsters all based on various youkai who inhabit and merge physically with a weapon of choice. The archetype are all named as a mix between a youkai and their weapon of choice, with Scissona being a combination of scissors and based on the Kuchisake-onna
, or "slit-mouthed woman" youkai.
**Flamenco is among Yuan's frequently used monsters of his own unique archetype, Dantzari. They're also a group of monsters based on ghosts, but unlike Obake, Dantzari all are disembodied spirits heavily themed on appearance and their color theme focused around a specific style of dance they're individually named after. Baring an exception or so, Dantzari usually adopt the name outright of the dance that spirit was based on.