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A wonderful friend of mine has drawn up some lovely fan art after playing the unofficial TUIT:

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OMG!......
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This is marvellous!!!

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omaaan, if ever there was a serious Commander Keen cartoon, or in fact a newly released game, this would be the definitive style to use.

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That totally steals the show of other fanarts

I hope there'll be more colorings, I especially like that Imposter Keen pic, but they're all pretty perfect.
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About that Beaker Keen: I'd say he shouldn't have fingernails. I watched the Muppets yesterday, and I don't recall beaker having more than glove-like hands.

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Those are absolutely perfect. Just absolutely perfect.

They remind me of the style the Asterix comics are done in. (Or maybe more the Dogmatix spin-off.)

But yeah, all those debates about how Keen should look with non-pure-white skin and would it ever work? See above.
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Post by entropicdecay »

Wow, really awesome and fitting style for Keen artwork. As mentioned it looks like a good Commander Keen cartoon could look. :)

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Tulip wrote:sounds like you're talking about a girl.
Sshh, she's lurking :p
Commander Spleen wrote:if ever there was a serious Commander Keen cartoon, or in fact a newly released game, this would be the definitive style to use.
++, it's true. Also the artist does an incredible Keen voice; if ever there is a Keen cartoon, she's my first choice for Keen's voice actor. Must ask her to record something.

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I love the hand drawn ones. I wish I could draw free hand as well as I can on the computer, but that would take me years of practice.
tulip wrote: About that Beaker Keen: I'd say he shouldn't have fingernails. I watched the Muppets yesterday, and I don't recall beaker having more than glove-like hands.
Keening_Product wrote:How does it look with the arms darker? (Merge the two deeper greys and make the white a grey.)
Well I just noticed that Keen has only 3 fingers anyway so I didn't need to change that. But shifting the arm/hand shades down make it look pretty dark.

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Post by XkyRauh »

Holy cow! That's spectacular. I definitely get an 80s "Care Bears" vibe from the art style--and I mean that with all the love in my heart as a child of that era. ;)

I've been looking for a new wallpaper for a while--thanks! :D

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I'm convinced Gargs can look a LOT scarier, but I probably won't be the one to pull it off correctly.

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I love whoever drew the imposter keen and such above. These are fantastic.
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Post by troublesomekeen »

Ahhhh so much good stuff here. Great stuff, I should say, especially by you, guynietoren, and Ceilick's friend. Just wanted to say. Thanks for posting! I'm working on a little something that'll be done in a few days. Cheers!
That garg above looks like it's running away from something scary, rather than being scary running at something. Love it!
tulip wrote:I hope there'll be more colorings, I especially like that Imposter Keen pic, but they're all pretty perfect.
EDIT: A few days later... Here we are. I was just doing a bit of 16-bit coloring. Hope you don't mind.

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I took a brake from modding, you see, and needed a little hobby for a few days. Now I'm tired of coloring and want to get back to modding. So the picture is unfinished. Mainly I just wanted to see what the cover would look like this this art. No idea where the "The Universe is Toast" text would go. There seems to be no room since the red rock behind Keen is covered up. Maybe on Imposter's helmet? Oh well. Notice that Keen and the Imposter is switched in the pic below for lighting purposes. Here's a look:

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Commander Keen in... Canteloupe Quest!

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Post by Grimson »

Ceilick wrote:A wonderful friend of mine has drawn up some lovely fan art after playing the unofficial TUIT:
Wonderful drawings, especially the coloured BotB screen and the confrontation between the Imposter and Keen himself :) Makes me want to grab my pen and paper.

The style reminds me of something, classic Disney (Aladdin, The Princess and the Frog) perhaps?
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Grimson wrote: The style reminds me of something, classic Disney (Aladdin, The Princess and the Frog) perhaps?
I spit on your definition of "classic Disney"; however, Ceilick's friend's artwork is absolutely fantastic. I also agree with Spleen that any new Keen games should have completely hand-drawn graphics, looking similar to a 90's cartoon or something, and be exactly in that style.
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...Yeah, I'd thought the Princess and the Frog came out recently.

But I think those above images are awesome enough to render the arguments invalid :D
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