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hedgemaze:

This was the first thing I ever drew for Twitch Plays Pokemon, during Emerald, when Wallace spent nine minutes interrogating us with that immortal question: “Where’s Rayquaza?”
I fell in love with TPP during the Rocket Hideout in Red, and I lurked the subreddit and admired all the artwork and comics during Red and Crystal, but I was intimidated by how epic all of it was! Such grand “lore”! Ridiculous moments like this made me realize I could contribute silly cartoons from my own wheelhouse. :’)

Haha! I remember when this first appeared! I was thinking to myself “What? Did I already get one upped before I finally uploaded my dumb Where in the World is Rayquaza picture?”
Regardless, I still love this picture so much.

hedgemaze:

This was the first thing I ever drew for Twitch Plays Pokemon, during Emerald, when Wallace spent nine minutes interrogating us with that immortal question: “Where’s Rayquaza?”

I fell in love with TPP during the Rocket Hideout in Red, and I lurked the subreddit and admired all the artwork and comics during Red and Crystal, but I was intimidated by how epic all of it was! Such grand “lore”! Ridiculous moments like this made me realize I could contribute silly cartoons from my own wheelhouse. :’)

Haha! I remember when this first appeared! I was thinking to myself “What? Did I already get one upped before I finally uploaded my dumb Where in the World is Rayquaza picture?”

Regardless, I still love this picture so much.

hedgemaze:

I haven’t uploaded here in so long! I’m alive, just been busy with life and with Catband planning stages. Over the last few months I’ve been drawing a lot of silly comics for the Twitch Plays Pokemon subreddit, so I’ll be posting some of my favorites here. I’m /u/HedgemazeExpo over there!
This one was the first comic I drew with the “Voices”, TPP players personified as bickering unowns, after saltybet-style betting was added for Pokemon Stadium 2 in the intermission between FireRed and Platinum.

hedgemaze:

I haven’t uploaded here in so long! I’m alive, just been busy with life and with Catband planning stages. Over the last few months I’ve been drawing a lot of silly comics for the Twitch Plays Pokemon subreddit, so I’ll be posting some of my favorites here. I’m /u/HedgemazeExpo over there!

This one was the first comic I drew with the “Voices”, TPP players personified as bickering unowns, after saltybet-style betting was added for Pokemon Stadium 2 in the intermission between FireRed and Platinum.

Napoleon’s Golbat, Moonbat
You’ve probably seen this before seen this guy in the big ol’ TPP International Artist Collaboration project thing, but I figured I’d give some commentary on him like I typically do with my stuff. I’ll be doing that with the 3 others I worked on.
So, Moonbat. I actually drew him once before, but not with coffee. The coffee thing started with.. I believe Reddit User Dirtytabs. I loved the idea, and I know I’ve seen this before. 
Moonbat was the first one of the collab pieces I worked on. Out of all four things I worked on, this was the one I spent the most time with, and struggled the most with.
I think it was a whole bunch of things that caused me to stumble. I was still getting used to using Clip Studio Paint. I only drew Moonbat once, so I don’t have enough experience in drawing a Golbat. Also, figuring out how Moonbat actually held a mug.
The sketching part didn’t take me much time, actually. The inking part was where my problems actually began. My lines were super shaky, so I wound up attempting to go with a sketchy direction. And I started applying color in the way I had been applying color around that time. Everything thing just didn’t.. didn’t work well together. The way the lines looked made it seemed like it was still a sketch (which is funny considering how Cabbage the White looks now), and the texture on the color just.. didn’t feel right. I decided to scrap the work I did and tried to go with the clean inking, and it was taking me a while. And again, the lines were bothering me again. That is, until I decided to mess around with the stablizing settings, allowing me to quickly make lines without worrying as much about the jittery lines.
The next thing that gave me trouble was shading. For whatever reason, I couldn’t wrap my head around the idea of shading a Golbat. Maybe it was my art inexperience, maybe it’s because I didn’t have a proper reference. Fortunately I got something figured out.
Wow, I sure said a lot. I apologize if it doesn’t look very coherent XD

Napoleon’s Golbat, Moonbat

You’ve probably seen this before seen this guy in the big ol’ TPP International Artist Collaboration project thing, but I figured I’d give some commentary on him like I typically do with my stuff. I’ll be doing that with the 3 others I worked on.

So, Moonbat. I actually drew him once before, but not with coffee. The coffee thing started with.. I believe Reddit User Dirtytabs. I loved the idea, and I know I’ve seen this before. 

Moonbat was the first one of the collab pieces I worked on. Out of all four things I worked on, this was the one I spent the most time with, and struggled the most with.

I think it was a whole bunch of things that caused me to stumble. I was still getting used to using Clip Studio Paint. I only drew Moonbat once, so I don’t have enough experience in drawing a Golbat. Also, figuring out how Moonbat actually held a mug.

The sketching part didn’t take me much time, actually. The inking part was where my problems actually began. My lines were super shaky, so I wound up attempting to go with a sketchy direction. And I started applying color in the way I had been applying color around that time. Everything thing just didn’t.. didn’t work well together. The way the lines looked made it seemed like it was still a sketch (which is funny considering how Cabbage the White looks now), and the texture on the color just.. didn’t feel right. I decided to scrap the work I did and tried to go with the clean inking, and it was taking me a while. And again, the lines were bothering me again. That is, until I decided to mess around with the stablizing settings, allowing me to quickly make lines without worrying as much about the jittery lines.

The next thing that gave me trouble was shading. For whatever reason, I couldn’t wrap my head around the idea of shading a Golbat. Maybe it was my art inexperience, maybe it’s because I didn’t have a proper reference. Fortunately I got something figured out.

Wow, I sure said a lot. I apologize if it doesn’t look very coherent XD

*celebratory toast* BTW thanks for your hard work on the Wiki. I frequently see you bringing it up and wonder if you're somehow the sole updater. Seems like a lot of work! Anyway I really respect your dedication to comic drawing and improvement!

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Thank you for your kind words! Hearing that sure as heck gives me more motivation! =D

And, hey, yeah! I do work on the TPP Subreddit Wiki. (For those who may not know, there’s a wiki on the TPP Subreddit that you access from the subreddit navigation links. You know, the place that says “Hot, New, Rising, Controversial”.) Actually, to be more precise, I work on the lore headquarters stuff, mostly adding art, though I add in writing from time to time when I’m able to find the time to read enough to know where to stick the story in. I’ve been doing so since Platinum, I believe. I was inspired by Reddit user AgainTheSaga's work on the FireRed (and later on Emerald and Crystal) Lore page. Other people do update, but I've noticed it's at the end of the weekend, when I'm at my most laziest with that stuff.

When I first started doing that, I was simply looking at the list of things I’ve upvoted. I then realized that I’ve been more active on the subreddit, so I wound up just adding them to the save list. I realized that it was taking me a looong time setting everything up properly, so I wound up writing a script that I dump into a web developer tools console, and it formats everything for me to just copy and paste freely. And now that I’ve been gilded, I’m able to categorize my saved lists.

It still takes a while to paste stuff, though, so yeah. I haven’t been able to do much gaming or show watching when I ride my train to work XD

Uh.. Wow, I didn’t mean to talk so much here. But I kinda figured other people might be curious about the non-art stuff that I do.

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and now I can finally share the pieces I did for the TPP artist collab :>

The first three are characters I chose. AJ because my most popular post was a comic about him and I thought, why not; Master Goldeen because he’s my signature character; and AA-j because…well, I asked, I guess.

The next four were done as backups, where their original artists either dropped out or hadn’t shown any signs of nearing completion days before the deadline. Only the first two images were used in the final composition though, because Helixian submitted just in time. In particular I really enjoyed working on jjgriffin’s M4 and C3 sketch even though it took the longest.

All in all an experience to remember. I learnt so much and thank all the artists who were in this project with me.

reblinc:

CONGRATS!!! THIS IS THE MOST SATISFYING URN EVAAAAHHHH!!!!!

Love you, Jimmy! But sorry, Blaze Black 2 was one of the most exciting runs, even if I didn’t have the time to make a ton of comics for it XD

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full size | credits | character album | behind-the-scenes video | reddit comment thread

After 2 gruelling months of scribbling, rioting, table-flipping and an impressive feat of coordination, I am pleased to present to you the Twitch Plays Pokemon International Artist Collaboration in all its glory.

Special thanks goes to all artists who participated in this, including but not limited to kirbynite, kiyokon, brycewestgaard, njikeartist, hedgemaze and optimisticpessimistentp. You guys are all amazing, and ought to treat yourselves to a good long break. Your art is a gift. Special credit, of course, to Master Everyle, who pulled us all together and orchestrated the whole thing.

Enjoy!

After gawking at this, GO SPREAD THE WORD!

#1: Manjike

optimisticpessimistentp:

njikeartist:

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Hi, I’m njike!

I like drawing comics and playing pokemon.

Twitch plays pokemon (TPP) was pretty rad, and I made a ton of stuff for it. For the first little while, I’ll be archiving all the comics and art I made for the TPP subreddit.

Also, If I was a man I’d be beautiful (case in point).

WELCOME TO TUMBLR NJIKE SENPAI!

Eh….

*Ahem*

Oh, i’m glad you made a tumblr Njike. :)

Welcome to tumblr Njike (And Manjike)

Mysterious Transfer Student (MA)Njike has finally appeared on Tumblr!

#5 Roll out the M4 to Win!

njikeartist:

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M4 was a female marill (later evolved into Azumarill) the mob caught near Petalburg in the start of TPP Emerald. She stayed on the party and became the first mon to hit lv 100 for TPP.

Her signature move was “roll out,” which became the basis for many jokes and art.

This is a riff on Tim Horten’s “Roll up the rim” campaign.

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