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Grima by jayyl Grima by jayyl
A3 size seems a lot longer when looking at it on a monitor... anyway I dunno how I feel about this. Might come back to it after a week or something and fix things. I forgot about this for like a good few months and then decided to just get it done. Note to self don't draw all the characters on one layer.

It'd be cool if Awakening had a system where you could really choose your avatar's alignment right to the end. I always thought the Grimleal were awesome. A lot more awesome than the idea of "friendship will always defeat evil!! just believe!!!!!! put the dragon in a coma so it can wake up in a thousand years and kill millions once again cus it ain't our problem!!" but Awakening's still an awesome game and I might start playing it again even though it's been months. Also type 3 MUs forever!!

EDIT: Updated lighting, saturation and cropping slightly.

Thanks for the DD!!
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Given 2014-08-08
Grima by jayyl ( Featured by Lyricanna )
So damn epic!
Lady-Weavile-461 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes go build 3 avatars! (Oh my gosh, your male and female avatars are my and my brother's avatars {minus my hair being brown and his blond} ironically I'm writing a story that has something like this! XD oh irony...)

Congrats on the DD btw...
Sorenette Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is amazing!
kkht311 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
So cool.

KeplerNova Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is really cool!

Although I had no problem with the way the ending of Awakening played out. I just made sure the Tactician was always the one to kill Grima. I just had to make sure the other characters weren't anywhere near Grima when his (or I suppose, technically her) health was low. Especially Chrom. Chrom is an idiot. But I like him anyway.
jayyl Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Thanks! Yeah, Chrom is a dork but can sometimes be total idiot (I find it so ironic what happened to him in Smash Bros lol) so I made sure he wasn't the one make the final blow. I know he's the hero, but sometimes Fire Emblem lords don't seem to have a lot of common sense haha
KeplerNova Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, they do generally inherit the title. They don't necessarily have to be smart.
AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :la:
catplague Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahhh, this is incredible!! i love all the different versions of robin you included!! there's so much dynamic energy here~ :heart:
Hansonhorses Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your DD! :heart:
jlboocker Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Looks good. You might want to lighten the top a little though. It is a bit hard to make out the top details.
jayyl Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Ta! Yeah, I wanted Validar to be sitting in darkness and only really be visible if you were really looking for him but I lightened it up a tad.
ikzan Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome is it your original!
Mebashi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing!Great job :3.
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
Dragondud Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
PotentiallyHarmful Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh hell yes a fire emblem art got a dd!! A well deserved one too. NICE WORK!! Totally dig looking at this!
TerramArmsXIII Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
this is just amazing!! and lovely grima piece!
Getsuart Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014   Digital Artist
Great drawing, I really love the colors and the composition !
gradevus Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
oh thats such a good idea!! itd be great if you could choose a different path on a second playthrough or something... (composition and colours look great!)
BloodySilverKitsune Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
i always thought, siding with Grima would be much more fun.
the thought of betraying your team would have been nice xD *the games worst possible ending*
Villaman89 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Amazing work
TheGuyNoOneRemembers Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Tiamut-wing64 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Beautiful! Their poses have so much energy! It's so fierce and powerful and awesome, and the girl tactician looks exactly like the one in my file! And I agree, I really like the Grimleal, too. Their designs, the desert they lived in, the slightly Egyptian feel, the whole thing was just so awesome. I always wanted to know more about them, even if it was just the daily lives and culture.  There was just something so fascinating about them.

I wished there was an option where instead of "defeat Grima" or "let Chrom defeat Grima" you could instead take over the giant dragon yourself! I mean, considering who the Tactician/Avatar/Robin/Whats-their-face is, it should work! Then Grima wouldn't have to destroy the world if Robin decided not to destroy anything, the awesome dragon wouldn't have to die or go into a deep sleep, and there would be the possibility of controlling a giant dragon body! Even if it was just swooping around the sky, munching on credits, or a post-game where you have the option to park your scaly posterior in the middle of the map and chomp on any opponents in your way. I...have a bit of a soft spot for dragons no matter their size and world-destroying potential.

You draw amazingly well. :)
jayyl Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Thanks you! And yeah seeing as Robin was technically Grima, that choice would have been really cool to have.
Razer-Athane Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014   Filmographer
Dat lighting. Dat composition. A+
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