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DK: Harvest Festival 2013 by byakurai1313 DK: Harvest Festival 2013 by byakurai1313
...Because there aren't enough Dreamkeepers Harvest Festival pictures out there. This is my entry for the 2013 DK Halloween Contest. I'm entering it into the category for "Most Tedious." 

I want to first say a huge THANK YOU!!!! to everyone who graciously allowed me to use their OC's in this piece (credits down below). This piece wouldn't have been half as fun had I been forced to make up every character on my own. And to the creators Dave and Liz, should you happen to see this... I can only really apologize for what happened here. My only excuse for this is to point out this is what happens when you create awesome stuff and then let slightly unhinged individuals such as myself get their hands on it. :hmm: 

ALSO: As an added bonus to encourage you to stare at my artwork for long periods of time, I have hidden 18 harvest festival bead images in this drawing! All 18 are based off the symbols for the different contest categories (please visit www.dreamkeeperscomic.com/gall… for the 6 different symbols). The images can be found on anything; Dreamkeepers, buildings, actual beads, you name it! They do not all necessarily follow the color scheme on that link, but I made a bit of an attempt to keep them color-coordinated. You will need to download the image to see them all. I don't have a prize for those who find all 18 (I am poor), but I will note you a link to the answer key if you correctly identify all 18 in the comments section! =D

And now, without further ado, the fantastic folks who let me use their OC's. OC's were drawn in no particular order, and I did my best to show them doing something I thought the OC might do based on whatever images I could find online. Also please note that some costumes were changed or altered to fit the image, such as no armor, etc. I did my best to put as many OC's up front as a could. From left to right: "Maero" from :iconthe-fishman:, reference link: dreamkeepers-fans.deviantart.c… . "Ivy" from :iconivykirax:, reference link: dreamkeepers-fans.deviantart.c… . "Isura" from :iconisura--lizardoflust:, reference link: dreamhttp#/art/Refined-Sketch-… . "Isaac" from :icongraystripe77:, reference link: dreamkeepers-fans.deviantart.c… . "Lee" from :iconsupersorrel007:, reference link: dreamkeepers-fans.deviantart.c… . "Mandor Saval" from :iconsw1tchbl4de:, reference link: dreamkeepers-fans.deviantart.c… . "Skye" from :iconsilverdragon87:, reference link: dreamkeepers-fans.deviantart.c… . "Hiroku" from :iconezioauditore97:, reference link: dreamkeepers-fans.deviantart.c… . "Vyse" from :icondragonjuno:, reference link: dreamkeepers-fans.deviantart.c… . "Kyle" from :iconlord-kiyo:, reference link: dreamkeepers-fans.deviantart.c… . "Cohen" from :iconsketchysituation:, reference link: dreamkeepers-fans.deviantart.c… . "Tango and Erna" from :icontahutango:, reference link: dreamkeepers-fans.deviantart.c… . "Pyro" from :iconleokingdom10:, reference link: dreamkeepers-fans.deviantart.c… . "Ran" from :iconvanilla-creme:, reference link: dreamkeepers-fans.deviantart.c… . "Argadious" from :iconniloc1:, reference link: dreamkeepers-fans.deviantart.c… . "Lora" from :iconchocosarusrex:, reference link: dreamkeepers-fans.deviantart.c… . "Leviticus 'Stretch' Vyn" from :icondrayor:, reference link: dreamkeepers-fans.deviantart.c… . "Caier" belongs to me. And last but not least, "Halcyon Adhil" from :iconkafelnikov:, reference link: dreamkeepers-fans.deviantart.c… .

Finally, Bast, Evzen, Grunn, Tinsel, Whip, the Indigo Twins, Bobby, Igrath, Vi, Damon, Woods, Bill, Mr. and Mrs. Lillie, Mace and Lilith belong to :icondreamkeepers: . Everyone else in the image I made up.

This image was drawn on 3 sheets of 11 x 17" 300-weight bristol, lined with Derwent pencils (a nod to the fact the DK books are done using pencils), colored in Adobe Photoshop CS5. The final image is comprised of 44 layers and a few too many hours of work. And now I must sleep.

EDIT: Eep! This... won?!?!?! Wow. Thank you soooo much yet again to everyone who graciously let me feature their OCs! Being allowed to feature everyone added volumes to this piece! Time to break out the root beer!
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:iconthe-fishman:
the-Fishman Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
Noticed (about a year late) that this won!  Congratulations!  ^_^
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
LOL hey hey, thank you so much!!! :hug:
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Vescott Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol,  David and Lil in the back cage as an attraction! =p
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
I had no small amount of fun drawing them. ;)
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Legoboy186 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
I love how Mace and Lilith are holding hands, it's really cute! :hug:
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Haha, thanks! I personally think they look super cute together. ;)
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PRANKED1 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
:iconthreeplz:
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:iconniloc1:
niloc1 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
it makes every one of us winners, we should be thanking you 
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:iconbyakurai1313:
byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Nah. I'm really, really grateful to everyone (including you) who let me use their OC's. It gave this piece a lot more meaning and made it a lot more fun to have so many individuals willing to give me a chance to use their own characters. Winning was just the cherry on top. ^_^
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niloc1 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
oh you :huggle: 
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:iconniloc1:
niloc1 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
HOT DAMN YOU WON!!
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:iconthe-fishman:
the-Fishman Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
I had a feeling this would win.  And I was right!  HOORAY!  ^_^
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Hooray!!! :boogie:
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:iconzyronblade:
zyronblade Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
WOW. that is all I have to say. 

This is amazing. 
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
LOL thank you! It was a lot of fun/work to put together!
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TahuTango Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the win!
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Thank you so much!!!
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:iconlord-kiyo:
Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Congratulations on your win!
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Haha thank you so much! :dance:
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:iconthe-fishman:
the-Fishman Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Of course, Maero's checking out the shirts.  T-shirt design is my passion, and I can't help but buy well designed shirts. :3
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
No kidding? I actually had no idea you're interested in shirts. 0_o I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm totally glad you like it! I really like your design for Maero, thank you so much for letting me add him to the crowd! =)
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IvyKirax Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome :D Great work on it! Good Luck in the contest too!
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Thank you! And thank you so much for letting me use Ivy! I showed this to a friend of mine and Ivy was instantly her favorite; you have a way cool Dreamkeeper, thanks for letting me feature her here!
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IvyKirax Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very welcome! :D glad that you enjoy Ivy as well ^^
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HazzardousEco Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013

Cameo Bomb Away! XD

 

 

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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
LOL! True dat.
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Treyva Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
A serious contender for "Best Overall" indeed.
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
LOL thanks! :hug:
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Xenanraptor720 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Wow, I never thought about doing something like this. Good job on the background and crowd conception, it actually looks like the Harvest Festival in the graphic novel itself.
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Thanks! I actually wanted to put more Dreamkeepers in there, make it look like a legitimately crowded street, but I was determined to show as much of the OCs as possible and that meant leaving a few extra 'Keepers out. This took absolutely forever to draft, I'm glad you like it!
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Xenanraptor720 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Welcome
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Leokingdom10 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
OMG THIS IS EPIC AWESOMENESS!

Wheres Pyro, Wheres Pyro, Wheres Pyro, FOUND HIM! and chocking on a chill pepper......LOLZ.
Hey who is he hanging out with? there oc's look awesome ^^
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Yeah, Pyro was one of the lucky Front And Center dudes. =D The three in his group are Vyse, Kyle, and Ran. 

Thanks again for letting me use your awesome OC! =)
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Leokingdom10 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Your very welcome :D
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Drangelu Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow:

I'm speechless!!!

It is really really awesome, good luck in the contest!! :clap:
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Thanks so much! This was a lot of fun (and work) to put together, I'm glad you like it!
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Drangelu Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It really is a great work!

Very well done! :dance:
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niloc1 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
is mine running away from Vi?
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Um... yes. :blushes: You see, Argadious showed up for some good old-fashioned sparring. Vi showed up for... murder. As she tends to do. Igrath and Bobby are not impressed with Vi. 
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niloc1 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
LOL I LOVE THAT ^^ someone that scares him lol
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Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
So much going on around there.  I see Kyle.  at first I was wondering why is he making that face.  cus he aint that expressive, then I see that package thing.
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Thanks again for letting me use Kyle! Yeah he didn't seem like an overly expressive dude in that reference picture, he has a very chill look to him. But Vyse had a sort of prankster look to him, and I thought it might be funny to have the Cool Dude eat a Super Hot Pepper Chip and show some crazy expressions. 

I think Kyle is a seriously cool-looking OC, I really hope you don't mind the liberty I took with him there... :blushes: If it helps at all, I do imagine him chasing Vyse down after that... 
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Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Well it would kind of show he is not completely a robot. LOL
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ezioauditore97 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Student General Artist
I love all the various shenanigans you put the OC's in!The expressions are so good!Everything from my character attempting to reclaim  his fallen bead,Kyle having his dramatic gasp of astonishment,Maero having fun with Ivy,and Dave and Liz having fun with the tower guards!The attention to detail is very good;so good in fact that I'm going to download this at a nice resolution to cherish the memories in this community and enjoy it!

For the main characters in the series I also liked how you integrated them in;Mace and Lilith having a touching moment,Bast with his Ryuu Neku rival/buddy from a previous picture of yours,and Namah having fun with Isaac!I noticed you put Vi in an acting role which is probably fitting since she has a flair for the dramatic and Bobby sure seems to have the hots for her alright!


This is a wonderfully intricate piece and I wish you luck in the contest!It's been an honor getting to know you and I think you're a great cartoonist whom I intend to follow for quite a while!Happy halloween to you and everybody in this fantastic fanbase!
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Haha I'm glad you like it! This picture took FOREVER to draft, it was hard finding something for all the OCs to do as well as give them all unique expressions. I used up at least one full drafting pencil, but it was worth it I think. =) 

Yes Bast had to fight his nemesis, the Fire 'Neko. I intend to give all 5 main characters pictures in the "Closing In" series (only Mace and Lilith done at this point) and Bast may have to be closing in on that 'Neko. 
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ezioauditore97 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh yes it was!

That would actually be funny with Bast especially since aside from a few expressions in Volume 3 when he gets in over his head he isn't all that funny.......
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byakurai1313 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Yeah, humor really isn't his thing. Which is why the Fire 'Neko comes to the rescue! ^_^
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ezioauditore97 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student General Artist
A little cuteness goes a long way towards lightening anybody's mood!
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Sw1tchbl4de Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
uhh, actually my OC's name is Mandor not Isaac >>
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:iconezioauditore97:
ezioauditore97 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Sorry about that.............
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