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Imperial Army by Grishend Imperial Army by Grishend
Program(s) used: Mainly done in PaintTool SAI, Adobe Photoshop CS2 for colour retouching.

Follow me on twitter: twitter.com/chenyongyuan

Remake of: fav.me/d13nl7g

After changing much of the cast, either character design or removing/adding characters, I decided to put another one with most of my OCs.

Who are the characters? I provided a map here: farm5.static.flickr.com/4122/5…
I am inspired by the Chinese novel 水浒传 (Shui Hu Zhuan), perhaps popularised by the KONAMI game Suikoden.

Comments and :+fav:s are highly appreciated.

Edit:
Thanks a lot for Damaged927 for suggesting my piece for a DD and Nyiana-sama for featuring it! I got my second DD today!
What a pleasant surprise.

To those who commented and :+fav: my work, I don't know if I have time to reply one by one but I will try...
but at the moment I generally thank those who comment and :+fav: for it.

Thanks,
:icongrishend:
Grishend
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Given 2011-03-12
Imperial Army by =Grishend The suggester says: "I am thoroughly impressed with the sheer amount of patience that this piece took to make! Each character has a very distinct and individual feel to them and this has a ton to do with their outfits! They are great and look like they were each meticulously designed. Patience of a God I say! The colors all work beautifully together and the main focus character looks great! I like the glow that she has and her expression is perfect!" ( Suggested by Damaged927 and Featured by Nyiana-sama )
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MiloshJevremovic Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
beautiful. ;)
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gnohz Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Beautiful details and mixture of colours! :clap:
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ExusiaSword Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is epic!
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:iconcleera:
Cleera Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
Pewarnaan ma konsepnya keren
kayanya susah abnget bikin banyak gitu yah
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:iconcarloshurtadosoriano:
Wonderful work, dear friend!!!
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96Keiko96 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the black guy right there, in the left/middle... hahaha, his hair is pretty nice. Well, nice job. Loved the clouds!
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legomaestro Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your working always carries originality and depth, and it turns out you also make stories? That's just great! Amazing work! I don't need to say anything like 'keep it up' because i know you will. I envy you
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theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Suikoden, eh? Never played the games really, but I liked the manga interpretation of Suikoden III ^^


BTW, I have a question.. Does the cammel-horses-like things the plainsmen people use as mounts have a name in that universe? I would loan those beasts into my D&D world...
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theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Quickly readed, so it wasnt actualy Suikoden, feels free to ignore that question XD and all
Nice, nice pic anyway
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nicolegreen8 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
The Blond girl at the top looks like Maka Albarn from Soul Eater.
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k1234567890y Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
畫得滿不錯的,比我自己畫的好多了。
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Generation-Facade Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
although i did see that you did take a VERY long time making this, i can also see that your Characters look very stiff, i suggest working on that...
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Axe-Cell Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: Love the game Suikoden! I admire all the characters arranged in this piece (hell yeah, it isn't easy to do so, for me). :D

Congratulations on the DD :clap:!!
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FalyneVarger Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Nicely done. I have trouble keeping things looking good in massive character shots like this.
Although the anatomy on the black guy in the front is really off. He's got not pelvis, his hand is flat and his proportions are funky for his size.
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Sol-Tamida Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thats just flat out impressive
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
By looks alone I think you got some great charactors in here.
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:iconlordcolts:
LordColts Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Excellent work! =D
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:iconrumiel:
Rumiel Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
I LOVE the Suikoden series. *chuckles* If you go through my gallery, you'll see something interesting.
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Redfoxbennaton Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing.
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demonicmews Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Awesome!!!
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Agent-Eli Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wow:
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LinkinstarShadow Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this must of taken for ever to make! though out of all this i only recognized one anime, FullMetal Alchemist. I saw Riza Hawkeye and Roy Mustang. Which is what made me fall in love with this. Really nice job.
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mouse1001 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
wow This looks like it took forever to make itz awesome OEO
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Panandreas Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Student General Artist
so many different poses and weaponry- the immense detail looks so pro :D fantastic - amazing
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Karlika Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Huh, the girl in the front with the short brown hair, her armor looks like Miakis'.
Then I read your old image description and notice you were inspired by the Queen's knights.
(I love their armor, it's my favorite out all the "armies" in the series.)
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afiiz Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
nice
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Yuri23 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
cool
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OtakuJuanma Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Those r OC or come from an anime??
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K-haza Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Read the artist description.
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KoaruMazaki Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
O_O Amazing... you're the first person I've met with more OC's than me! *bows* I am not Worthy!
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pearlwoodguardian Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! Lots and lots of ppl. I feel as if I zoomed in, I'll find more people in there...awesome!
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Rubixa-Seraph Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah! 水滸傳 is my father's favorite novel! (Personally, I liked The Journey to the West better, but then again, I've never read any of the other four of the famous Chinese novels either...^^;)

Uh...I know very little of the novel storyline (except for the part about some guy getting drunk, going up a mountain during the middle of the night, and had a "heroic" run-in with a tiger) or the game you mentioned, but this is awesome!
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ShadowKiwi Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011   Digital Artist
Ah! I thought this was Suikoden : ) Great job! Don't know if you're a part of the fanclub here on dA, but you may want to join.
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Glamrgrl104 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW congrats on DD. I love this pic.
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DeviousTinky Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Amazing! DD well DESERVED!!! :clap: Bravo!
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StrawberrySquidd Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's always so much fun to see people's original characters. They're so creative~
Congratulations! Hehe, who knows, maybe one day this will be a popular series? ;)
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exocolumn Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
very nice!
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aaazafina Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so.. wow.. im speachless!
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Birdie121 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing drawing! I couldn't imagine drawing that many people in one picture :XD: lol
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Fallen-AngelTK Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow really well made,and r characters are awesome
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Xeohe Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... 0.0 you're so diligent! :dummy:
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spider123357 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Student Writer
so there not required sweet
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Damaged927 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hooray! Hooray! Congrats on the DD! :iconcheerplz:
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FrozenLobster Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work!
I love the design of the characters :)

Congrats on the DD! :heart:
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Nipa-chan24 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Student General Artist
to coooool!!!
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Mrawi-Chan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW :wow: !!!!!

AMAZING !!!
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Rai1000 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a lot of people in one canvas...time well spent on this piece.

Congrats on the DD, keep it up man. :salute:
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addaline Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Student General Artist
OMG...you're so patient to draw this! amazing :hug:
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SILVA-CLOCK-HEART Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011   Interface Designer
WOOOOWWW....:sprint:
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MegaHeroes16 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!
Nice art, man!
I mean, all those characters look very unique to each other. Well, most of them. You are inspired by the Chinese novel that inspired Suikoden? Is it because you are going to make 108 characters???
Anyway, did you use a Wacom Bamboo Tablet for this? Did you use pen and paper for the sketch before you scanned it? How many hours did this take? It's very nice. It's colourful, and it gives this feeling of 'this the ************ gang, and we' re gonna cut through all our foes'.

Anyway, you deserved this DD.
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