Ratchet and Clank by TideKeeper

Ratchet and Clank

TideKeeper

4 May 2013 at 20:34:26 MDT

A fluffy little catlike alien with a semiautomatic death-ray and a walking spaceship navigation system who can turn into a jetpack and beat you at chess all in one afternoon?

SIGN ME UP.

Seriously though, I love these games so much. They're fun and different, and even though they're one of the most overtly violent game series on the market, somehow it just seems like a fun adventure.

Ratchet and Clank, and all related characters (including the Zoni) belong to Insomniac Studios.

Do not steal them. You don't steal something that can blow your head off as soon as turn you into a sheep. That's just poor planning.

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    This is the best and most adorable Ratchet drawing I've seen so far. Definitely put a big smile in my face. Clank and the Zoni also look so adorable :)

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      Oh wow, thank you so much! I'm glad you like it! :3

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    squeee I love Ratchet & Clank!

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    oooo ratchet yay ^^ never seen a zoni drawn before, but then again i haven't seen a lot of ratchet art. really nice work, i love his modeling and color ^^

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      The Zoni are deceptively tricky little buggers to draw, but those eyes were so much fun to do~ Thanks so much, I'm glad you like it! :3

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        i think it's really cool the way you did it's eyes, and clank's as well. I really like glowing things in pictures like this. I've no concept of how to do it so it's like magic to me =p Really neat ^^

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          I love doing glow effects in general, that and making things shiny. :3 Glowing things are just fascinating. I have no idea why, haha...

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            maybe you are a ferret or a raccoon x3 they love glowy shiny stuff xD

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              Haha, that would explain it, if I'd been one in a previous life. :P That or a magpie.

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                How exotic is that, a magpie =p never heard of anyone as a magpie xD

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                  Haha, I don't know about exotic...they're just the first corvid that springs to my mind when I think of a bird that has a tendency to be entranced by sparkly things. They were all over the place when I was growing up. :D

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                    Well i meant exotic for a person to be a magpie.. you know as a furry x3 That would be unusual, and probably kind of cute too! Small animals that like shiny things are adorable x3 What about that crow from Secret of Nimh. Didn't he looove shiny stuff x3 and string!

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                      Ah, I gotcha. I'm not really a furry, but I can see how that would be an unusual animal to choose. Hipster Magpies and all that. :P And yeah, I remember him, Jeremy. I love that movie so much... I need to rewatch it soon, I haven't seen it in too long.

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                        You know, i had a sneaking suspicion you might not have been a furry. That's why i kept trying to avoid saying "you as a magpie" x3

                        That movie is pretty bangin', always worth a watch. one of Don Bluth's best pictures, hands down ^^

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                          Not as such. :P Doesn't mean I can't enjoy and create anthro art, though. :)

                          I agree with you 100%. I'm torn between that and All Dogs go to Heaven for which is my absolute favorite of his. Oh, and the original Land Before Time. Three-way tie! Such beautiful films, gah. ;__;

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                            Haha xD When you mention them it makes it really hard to decide which was better for me too. I had forgotten about them for the purpose of this conversation but i agree they were phenominal. It's too bad that all of his great films seem to end up with crappy sequels :V I think Nimh was much darker and more abstract than the others... it used to scare me as a kid i mean come on, that freaking owl!!!

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                              The owl was amazing! D: I loved how the old cobwebs gave him a creepy cloak... And the sequence where Brutus keeps Mrs. Brisby from getting inside and attacks her, the stark contrast in the colours and designs... AGH ART~ *flail*

                              It's just a shame that they ever even made sequels. I think the only sequel that I really enjoyed was An American Tail 2. I haven't seen that one in years though. :c

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    you know I never really cared for American Tail 2. But looking back on it i've always known it was the better of all the sequels. It did more justice to the previous movie than the other ones did. I really like Bluth's work when it has that painted feel to all the backgrounds, kind of dark and mysterious sort of thing, so when sequels come out and they are really bright and colorful ALL the time.. it just doesn't feel like his movie.

    And i may be the only one here that thinks this but fuckin' A how hot was Justin :V

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      I can barely remember it, to be honest, but I remember begging my parents to rent it every time we went to the video store. (OMG the days before Netflix, haha) And I know exactly what you mean! Bluth's work was always so magical...even if some of his films were kind of meh (A Troll in Central Park, ahem), visually, they were all so gorgeous. For the most part, I really can't stand the sequels (don't get me started on Secret of Nimh 2), and I feel that they detract from the polish of the original titles.

      Haha, Justin was a badass alright. :D I dunno what it was, but I was always so fascinated by Nicodemus's hands. I'd always catch myself just staring at them, mesmerized. Kickass ancient rat GO.

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    I named my cat Nicademus because of that movie =p Such a bangin' name for a cat!

    Also, sad tidbit, yeah a Blockbuster just went out of business near where we live. So saaaaaad, it's like watching a childhood friend just up and vanish *moment of silence*

    I thought it was funny you mentioned the Troll one. Cause every time i think of bad Don Bluth films, that one (and Nimh) come to mind. I never saw Troll, but I did see a review by Nostalgia Critic. However I did personally see Nimh2... I have no words to express the horror :'(

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      What a coincidence! My first rat was named Nicodemus; he was such an awesome little guy. He used to chase my cat around the apartment :D

      That's a shame, I know what you mean, too. As far as I know, there's only one Blockbuster store left in my area; even though I haven't set foot in there in years, it would be really eerie for them all to be gone forever.

      Yeah, the Nostalgia Critic pretty much nailed it on the head with both reviews. (I'm going to rewatch them now, haha) But there's something decidedly foul about Nimh 2...it was just... I don't even know how to explain how much I want that section of my life back.

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        For fans like us, Nimh2 was a disappointment that went beyond just watching a bad movie =p It was like if someone took a deuce on Mona Lisa. Nimh was art, Nimh2 was a deuce =p I'm not even sure don bluth had anything to do with it. I just dunno what it is about his movies, they are so great but the sequels are always unanimously terrible D=

        And speaking of rats chasing cats....my mate and i had our eye on this big ass white rat at the local pet smart... for like 10 bucks! It's the size of a large cat xD the reason we don't want to get it is cause we don't want a turf war and a dead cat =x haha, thought the idea of your rat chasing our cat is just adorable =p

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          That's a pretty good parallel, actually. It was so horrible. It was a bad movie to begin with, but to have it running under the same name as Nimh was just salt in the wound.

          Admittedly, I enjoyed the first sequel to The Land Before Time (probably because of the struthiomimus pair), but the multitude of sequels to follow (how many have there been now, twelve? I don't know, too many) didn't make any effort to cover up the fact that they were franchise-milking. And I know this is going to sound nitpicky, but it always really bothered me that they swapped the designs for Littlefoot's grandparents all of a sudden between the first and following movies. It seems like a small thing, but they DID give his grandparents voices in LBT, and for them to reverse the designs/voice assignments in LBT2 and onward was really jarring to me. :/

          Whoa, that sounds like a massive rat. D: Hopefully he'll find a good home...

          But yeah, it was really cute! I just wish I'd had a way to film them properly at the time...

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            bah if you had filmed that, it woulda been a youtube hit xD

            hmmm i dunno how many sequels there were... wouldn't be hard t find out but i won't take the time xD I did love LBT. The music was so great,,, talk about a childhood classic right? I never actually followed anything after the first movie though so you officially know more about it than me. I am sure i watched the first sequel when i was younger but i don't remember it and i have actually NEVER watched a single other one. Even when i was a kid i didn't want to lol... i dunno if that says anything about the movie, or just about me buuuuutt... they aren't fooling anyone =p it's too bad there isn't going to be anything new by him though. I mean... that was the golden age of animated motion picture i think... where skill and art meshed into a masterpiece almost every time... i can't really get behind all this new-aged 3D digital stuff...oh well

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              Haha maybe. :P

              I know what you mean. I want to say the last animated film he worked on was Titan A.E., and it took me ages to watch it but I'm glad I did. It's fairly bittersweet to have been a kid during that age of animation; I feel spoiled for it and yet I'm glad to have known such artistry in film. Bluth is definitely one of the greats, no doubt.

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                He really was! Almost everything he did turned out to be great.. almost =x I also saw Titan AE. It was interesting to see him switch gears from old/fantasy stuff to post modernized/sci-fi stuff. And yet he pulled it off without a hitch =p I wish 2D animation would come back, i don't like change!! xD

                btw i've been meaning to ask you, this is not for me or for anyone but since you're such a great artist i thought it would be interesting to see how your mind works. i was going to suggest, if you ever needed any ideas, listening to those guys on youtube that i mentioned before. See where your imagination takes you =3 I'd love to see what spawns from your creative mind ^^

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                  I agree! I wish he'd done more forays into scifi (even though my favorite settings are fantasy), but I'm glad we have as much as we do from his studio. I'll keep my fingers crossed for a 2D renaissance. You never know, it could happen. :)

                  Haha, I'm ahead of you there! I went through their videos and fell in love with their music, and I even found a couple of other musicians linked through their subscriptions that are equally as talented. Music is such a powerful medium for storytelling, I can't help but be in awe of so much breathtaking talent. I love that side of YouTube so much. ;__; Thank you for recommending them to me!

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    i'm really glad you liked them ^^ what were the other ones you saw so i can check them out next time i start writing again!

    if you ever end up doing art based off their music, i will be right on board with it! i am a particular fan of "Fear No Evil", "Ode to the Fallen", and "Wolfblood"... i think it's called wolfblood. But my most favorite is Fear No Evil, something about the sound of it is so uplifting. It has this beautiful celtic violin kind of sound to it, like a celebration that just makes you happy! But there is this darker part of the song that seems like the "evil" part of the title... altogether, the song titles feels so aptly named, like you're just moving through life without fearing whatever hardships await x3

    idk now i'm just being weird xD but yeah =3

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      AndrosCompositions and PeterCrowley83 are a couple of them; there's so many talented composers on YouTube, it's amazing...

      I haven't heard the "Fear No Evil" track; which one authored it? (That might help me find it :P)

      But yes, I nearly always have music on while I draw, and I can easily see a load of inspiration coming from those composers' pieces. :D

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        I'm sorry, the track is called Fear No Darkness... that might also help xD the proper title =p and It was done by Adrian Von Ziegler. It's a great track.

        Have you ever done scenery work like some of the stuff those compsers use? From what i can see you have a good command of linework and coloring, but i know scenery is massively different from drawing characters. I would like to encourage that in you, if you haven't tried your hand at it yet. I don't have any personal stake in it, but it would be... fullfilling? to know that i helped a great artist by providing something he could use =3

        Well... i guess i do have a small stake in it xD I would love to see glorious artwor i helped inspire xD Also with stuff like that you might be able to get work as an artist (if you haven't already) with someone else, maybe another composer or an illustration company or even a video game company! As long as you leave yourself available for when i ask you to join me x3

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          Ah, I'll have to give that one a listen. :3

          I don't often do scenery, but I have, and I rather enjoy it when the mood takes me. One of my current commissions actually has a bit in it; once that's finished I'll be sure to upload it here.

          But yes, doing scenery is a whole different animal (as it were) from doing characters, and it's one thing that I've been trying to get a better grasp on. I'm definitely better at organic environments than man-made elements like cities and such. It can never hurt to have more under the belt than less, though. Slowly but surely, I'm going to take steps toward improving. :)

          I'll be sure to set aside some time and listen to some instrumentals, and see what happens to the canvas.

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            hmm yeah i don't look at a lot of scenic art myself but all my favorites have been natural pieces. i guess i'm a sucker for nature. i have seen/imagined some very interesting city types though. while i was never much for the beauty of man-made stuff (like that) i do think tha darker more surreal pieces involving cities with lots of shadows and stuff is more appealing to me, rather than painted skylines and such. a good gothic look for cities is really great but a well painted fantasy scenery is always best =3

            i look forward to seeing what you draw next and i do wish i could commission you, you're a snazzy artist!

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              Aww, thank you so much! :3