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the loyalists by meagkhan the loyalists by meagkhan
this picture took 20 hours, 500-600 layers and 40+ groups

let me die

i just wanted to draw everyone being happy for once
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TheGoldenMember123 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Corvo's just walking in like, "What I miss?" lol
Vectorwave756 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This picture gives me a lot of feels....But still, it's awesome!!!
Blackfanged-Saad Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
So touching...
I really love this game. This picture is just heartbreaking.
PiuPiu-Littlebird Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist

Aaaaaw... :meow:

You're right. They need a bit more happiness in this universe.

sylvacoer Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the idea of Samuel helping/watching Emily draw - so cute! :heart:
Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"I just wanted to draw everyone being happy for once." I don't blame you, man :iconemorussiaplz:

Hundreds of layers, goddamn :O It looks like only a dozen or so, at least. Still, it's an awesome picture, since you put a lot of effort into it :clap:

I love how shy/awkward Corvo & Piero look, here. Emily, Samuel, Callista and Cecelia are really cute, too ^^

You know, your fanart reminds me of the iconic Declaration of Independence painting:… Well, just a little XP
meagkhan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
YYEEEE i was so unhappy at the mid-way point when you get poisoned because DAMMIT I WANTED THAT REUNION SOMEONE MENTIONED (someone did mention a reunion at the bar at somepoint in low chaos at least i swear it)

and lmao I didn't really know what i was doing so I'm pretty sure the background has 50+ (100+?) layers for lines and colors, and each of the people has between 10-20 layers for lines and another 5-10 for colors. and shit i don't even know about the shadows maybe another 5-10? god who knows i think the PSD was about 1gb by the time i was done. and the layers aren't including all the sketches THIS PICTURE WAS A NIGHTMARE it took about 5 minutes to save and i saved every 30 minutes because I was so afraid of losing progress

anyway THANK YOU i really...... love all of them........ and just want them to be happy even tho like half of them are terrible awful no-good people

plus overhearing lydia talk grudgingly about how good wallace's cooking was i. had to. it was necessary
Mystix91 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Pendleton mentioned the reunion in low chaos
Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, same here. Damned poisoned drink & betrayal clichés…  
Although I should’ve seen that one coming. Corvo wasn’t out of the woods yet, definitely not.

I think I heard a character mention a reunion once- in casual (low chaos) game dialogue. Not 100% certain, though.

I’m still amazed that you used so many layers. Seriously, WHOA. And the process itself sounds damned arduous and frustrating. The picture doesn’t look like you used that many (maybe a few dozen), but it’s probably because they all blend so well into the final product. …I wish I could string more than 2 layers together myself ^^;

Indeed, Dishonored has a great cast of characters, with many traits that make them unique and interesting. I wanted the heroes to be happy, too. *sniff* …Well, the real heroes, I mean. ‘Cause the only no-good people I see in this pic would be Havelock, Pendleton and Martin (in low chaos, anyway).
TechnoReaver Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Corvo's out killing and we're just sitting here.
TheEnigmaMan Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Where's Sokolov?
meagkhan Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I don't really consider him a loyalist as:

1) they had to kidnap him and threaten/persuade him to help them in the first place and kept him locked in a cage

2) he only helped piero in making the devices to kill/incapacitate Havelock's men when his own life was on the line— and after Havelock/Martin/Pendleton had betrayed/killed the other loyalists. at that point i don't really think the loyalists as an organization existed anymore.

3) my point: he never really joined up with the loyalists of his own accord, and they didn't trust him enough to not keep him in a cage. therefore, to my thinking = not really a loyalist. just a dude they were using for their own purposes

3) i honestly don't think i could have fit another person in this picture

not that sokolov's not a cool dude, just not a loyalist to my thinking. and the point of drawing this picture was to draw a happy-go-lucky "average night at the hound pits with the loyalists" to console myself for all the heartbreak
HailMyself Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student
Good old memories
YourFaithfulCaptain Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Damn, this is really good! But why did you hide Corvo's face?
meagkhan Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
haha it wasn't intentional, i swear!! i drew every person on a separate layer, and then moved them around to place them. i wanted corvo coming into the pub, like everyone's making dinner and then he comes in— and he just happened to be behind martin's hand

shh pretend it's symbolism about his mask or smthing//
darkri97 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aw for once Treavor doesn't look like hes gonna stab someone in the eye XD
AdamB15 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
If only, if only....
Mutatedcats Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Maybe this is more fitting for after the low chaos ending.
meagkhan Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
hha i was trying to imagine a night before either of the endings, where everyone's together (if briefly). but yeah low chaos is marginally less hearbreaking
MouseDenton Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Wayyyy too happy, but good nonetheless ;)
meagkhan Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i needed some happiness to make up for the crippling sorrow i felt after the game was done
MouseDenton Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Yea, it was only after seeing your work and thinking about it that I realized just how dark and edgy the game is.
meagkhan Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i mean the whole premise isn't exactly light (plague and all) but it's the sad background thoughts that get me, like these people's lives weren't always so completely shitty so they must have happier times to think back about... and none to look forward to, depending how you play it
giygas1 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
especially considering a: the conspiracy being the den of snakes that it was and B : the high chaos ending made me feel like the biggest dick in the universe
MouseDenton Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Folkfunny Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the best picture about Dishonored !
T-Weaver Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh oh oh you're on DA?! oooooooohhhhh I'm so glad to see your picture here :D *Excitement*

I'm the stalker tumblr fan incase you didn't notice u_u' Your art is so cute.
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November 23, 2012
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