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Save the Queen! by YumeSprite
Save the Queen!
Here's the second entry to the Final Fantasy IX replay inspired series.
General Beatrix always beat the crap out of my party and just obliterates everyone with "Shock". I was the most delighted little gamer when she turned out to be a perfectly moral, loyal fighter who joined your party for just that one, dramatic go mid-game. She is the proud owner of the sword that transcends the Final Fantasy series: Save the Queen. And being the ultimate guardian of her Majesty (including Dagger, who becomes queen), I thought it more fitting that it be her quote instead of "Shock!" ;)
Her costume is much more detailed than Dagger's, and I drew her a bit bigger, so I only spent two drawings on her.
Drawn using pencils and ink, colored in Photoshop CS3.

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Beatrix Lines by YumeSprite
Beatrix Lines
General Beatrix from Final Fantasy IX is one of my most idolized female characters in gaming. She's the protector of the Queen, no one is better with a sword than her, she's gorgeous, and she's extremely proper and well-mannered. They just took everything awesome and put it in one character, which isn't technically fair...But I still love her.

I'll color her just like I did with Dagger.
The Uncharted Dictionary by YumeSprite
The Uncharted Dictionary
The Fully Illustrated N. Drake Dictionary
size A2 (16.5" x 23.4")
Sketchbook Pro, Adobe InDesign

Do you remember this joke?
"If you looked up lazy in the dictionary, your face would be next to it."
Insert any word you like to define who you're talking to, and you've got an elementary school level quip.

But a really fun quip none-the-less, and one that came to mind when I was trying to think of what to draw to represent Uncharted. Not just because I totally thought that Drake and gang would put it to good use, but because of all the times I played the game and thought "man, he's lucky." Luck, or more specifically "devil's luck", seemed to be the adequate definition of Drake, and I began to imagine what he himself might say to define Elena...and then what Elena would say to define Sully...and then Chloe and Cutter....It was just too perfect of a fit to pass up!

There were actually so, so many possible dictionary entries, and so many possible ways to design the dictionary itself, that it was daunting. It was hard to choose how many entries I could fit (typed) onto one page, along with how it would be represented visually. The initial design had a typical one individual illustration per entry layout, but there are some dictionaries that have a full page of images, each with their respective number associated with its entry. So I chose to mix those ideas, which gave me a chance to create full scene illustrations - and challenged me to intentionally mix definitions together in a single image! And yes, that was a challenge. A fun one. And also, each figure number was chosen very, very carefully. Some are more obvious than others. Some are quite impossible to guess. But they definitely have a meaning. :)

Man, it was fun. And hard. Really hard. I still prefer paper over digital, and I had to draw so many things that I never, ever draw - inside buildings, city streets, cars, guns, and explosions. And they were at odd angles and extreme perspectives. But if it wasn't *that* way, how I saw in my head, it wasn't acceptable. So I drew...and redrew. But the more I did it, the faster I got. I gained more confidence. I learned a ton. It's still out of my comfort zone, but I'm now much more willing to dive into that. I realize now how true it is that you don't learn or get better from watching, but from doing. I wish I hadn't held back from trying for so long, and I'm totally willing to go for those crazy illustrated cities or busted up bars again. I must be crazy. No. I'm inspired. Uncharted was that fun, that entertaining, that memorable that I was willing to go out of my comfort zone make a tribute to it.

So to everyone at Naughty Dog who ever wrote, planned, designed, lit, colored, animated, composed for, modeled for, or contributed to the shaping of the Uncharted franchise, hats off to you my friends. I wouldn't have done this if you hadn't done that. You guys have been at the top of my list for over 10 years, and I trust you'll stay there.

Click to enlarge and see all the little details - it's HUGE!

You can search Twitter with these tags to find individual entries!
andrea_nagai #Uncharted4 #dictionary

You can see the T-shirt design ("abridged" version) on DA here.

You can visit the dictionaries together (abridged and colored, and unabridged, with details) on my behance gallery.

Or if you're looking for more sketches, works-in-progress, or little life bits from me, you can just follow me on Twitter. ❤
Battletwitter Galactica by YumeSprite
Battletwitter Galactica
Paul Tobin posted a tweet today about sweeping mini bears into letter slots in order to use Twitter.
See his tweet here:…^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^tweet

I tried to ignore it, but I couldn't. I had to whip this image out and clear my head.


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Andrea Nagai
Artist | Professional | Varied
I use Prisma Color Colored Pencils, ink, Sketchbook Pro 7, and Adobe CS3.
I'm from Montana, USA ❤

I use DA for posting all pieces I create, from sketchy and conceptual to as polished as can be. This is also where I occasionally journal and enjoy chatting with many people casually about art - so all questions and thoughtful critiques are welcome. For a more cohesive collection of my work, follow me on Behance:

For more fun, let's flock together on twitter! ;)

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sailorsilverstar Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
birthday cake Fluffle Puff: *Pet pet* Happy Birthday Godliek :D Birthday Glomp emoticon Sini Birthday 1st Emoticon: Happy Birthday Happy Birthday Bliss :cakerun: Blower fella (Party) :OktanasBirthdayGift: 
YumeSprite Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
WOW! Thank you very much!
sailorsilverstar Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most welcomed!! I hope it was awesome!!! ^_^
KitschyCustomCrafts Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love you and I miss you! It's so nice to be deviant art buddies again :happybounce: 
YumeSprite Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Welcome back!! I look forward to seeing all your new stuff on here and sharing mine with you again!!
tracyblank Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Professional
:love: thank you so much for adding my work to your favorites! i llama you! >~<  <3 <3
Toshinden-fanclub Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello can i ask you for an request or arttrade or collab??? Painter
And would you be ok if the theme is bellydancing?

:P (Lick)Oh and before i would send then the note (if you like doing the RQ/AT) which styl of bellydancing yourself and your OC ladies would like to learn:
Turkish bellydance (wild, less acrobatic) or Kurdish (slow but majestic)??? :p (Lick)
YumeSprite Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
You may make a request if you'd like. :) I'm a little busy working on some new deadlines, but I'm sure I could draw something you'd like in my spare time. If you send me a note, we can probably work something out.
crystalsugar5000 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
YumeSprite Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hey! A llama! Thank you for adding to the herd. :)
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