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Carnival Knight by Tigermix Carnival Knight by Tigermix
This was orginally going to be Carnival Knights, with Meta Knight and Galacta Knight. Sorry, GK . There wasn't any room.

I have to say that since I’ve started drawing digitally, I haven’t been making that great of a use of Adobe’s capabilities, especially with color. So... yeah, I went all out. Seriously, this is the most colorful thing in my gallery as of now, and actually, I think it matches the Kirby universe great.
I wish I did a bit more with the layout.

EDIT 11/23/12: Brighter colors; fixed up the ferris wheel; darker shading



Original Line Art:

Meta Knight © Nintendo and HAL
Adobe Photoshop CS4
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I've been anticipating seeing this picture get colored, and now that I've seen it, I'm very impressed. The first thing that strikes my fancy is the colour, of course. You've done a magnificent job capturing the essence of a carnival. The shading is quite unique as well, especially on MK's hat and mask, although the banner could use a little more of it. The background is fitting, but I think it needs a little more flair than just black with a few dots for stars (like, maybe make the bottom the horizon, since MK's up in the air). I like the approach for the Ferris wheel where it looks like a silhouette in the background. As for the layout, I like how you have MK just up there watching everything while juggling some cards. It's a refreshing sort of look to the character! :D
If I were to nitpick, then I would say the balloons look like a different style of shading is used which is a tad bit distracting, and if you look closely, a little of the red balloon's color bleeds into the yellow's. It's also a bit unclear what Meta's sitting on (to me anyway..), and his feet could be a bit larger.
Overall, great picture, great concept, and Meta Knight looks sufficiently mysterious and badass even with the carnival outfit. ^-^
Just a note: this is my first formal critique, so I apologize if I'm a bit hard on you..
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I'm just a first time critic but I'm guessing I just need to say whatever's on my mind...

There's definitely a huge sense of contrast in this but with bright colors against a dark background, I guess it's a given. However, I feel like there's something missing. For all it being a carnival, the void of a background makes it lack the excitement. There's lot of bright color... but there just isn't that... bang.

Also, the juxtaposition of themes and colors feels rather odd. I guess... Meta knight is a bit like a flamenco which is still elegant but subtle and that doesn't make a lot of sense. Rather than noticing the dance immediately, you see the stage instead. Maybe if you made him walk on something instead of in midair or anything that would make him more noticeable without changing that cool, mysterious impression he's giving off now.

The shading is also a little inconsistent. I understand Meta knight having it but the balloons feel odd having depth while the other brightly colored things aren't. But I do understand why it would be a hard call to decide whether it should have the shading or not... meh, just something I thought I'd point out.

Anyway, Meta knight looks very fancy and that glowing crescent on his face looks SO COOL! There's something odd about him be hey, he's a ball with limbs. What can I say?

You definitely have the skill to do some badass things with this sort of thing. This, being a hit or miss first time thing. I say you did pretty well. It didn't hit the bullseye for me but it hit the target nonetheless. Keep it up!
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LittleCloudie Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago  Student General Artist
Awwww, I would've loved to see Galacta fitted into this. But I can see what you're saying, there really isn't that much room. Oh whale. /////trying to fantasize Galacta in a cute outfit like Metie's////
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Tigermix Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  Student Traditional Artist
I'm considering adding in Galacta Knight when I do a remake of this eventually, when I see that my art has improved some more.  There's gotta be room for both.  XD

Thank you!
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LittleCloudie Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  Student General Artist
Oh boy! I can't wait to see it :3  And you're welcome!
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Angati Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Very colorful and cute!
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Tigermix Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!  :3
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Angati Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
welcome :)
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KnightOfFirmamentJN Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
A jack of all trades, isn't he?
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mininerdyrambo Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015   Artist
Mardi Gras Mardi Gras Mardi Gras
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ChaoCream Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
I could have sworn I favorited this... I did now for sure! Awesome picture!
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:icontigermix:
Tigermix Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Aw thank you!  :3
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Anima-Bokutenshi Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student General Artist
YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO METAAA KNIIGGGHHHTTTTTTTT  AYAGVSGVavga
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Tigermix Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
My exact reaction to Meta Knight being confirmed in Wii U SSB.  XD
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Anima-Bokutenshi Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Yeeesssss, also nightmare is an assist trophy now lol
Super excited I normally dont do smash or brawl but I actually enjoy playing as meta knight
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Tigermix Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Nightmare looks amazing in the game.  Hands down.  I'm really interested in seeing the entire darkening effect.  

Meta Knight's a little too easy to get used to playing as.  Heh.  I just like the fact that he can fly back up on the stage and is light enough that he doesn't drop like a rock to his death.  I never can play as Bowser or Ganondorf just because of that.  XD
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Anima-Bokutenshi Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Yes! I really want to see as well

He is easy to play as, and I dont like heavy weight characters that drop either :XD:
I like caption falcon if i'm not using meta knight, but thats just to falcon punch the heck out of everyone 
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KirbyLove54 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
he remind me to Gambito, the guy of the x men who used cards and exploded XD
he looks so wonderful :love:
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Tigermix Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I've never read or watched the X-men series.  I have no idea who Gambito is (just looked him up now!)
Thank you!
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KirbyLove54 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
oh ok, they are nice but dark themed comics :D my uncle really loved them and had very much comics that I like to read, I always loved Gambito, is why I remembered him XD
is nothing ;P
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Tigermix Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
He looks cool.  I'll give him that.  :D
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KirbyLove54 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
jejeje yes he is, it was a show before, I remember the boy who give the voice talked like someone from francie xD
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Mousestar99 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing :D great idea!
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Tigermix Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you, thank you, thank you! :D
Meta Knight looks like one of those circus people. Or what do you call them, Carnies? XD
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Mousestar99 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol yeah XD
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lnferni Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very interesting and original! Good job!
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Tigermix Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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lnferni Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are very welcome!
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Enzeru-Youkai Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That is awesome~! :squee: :heart:
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Tigermix Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Aw thanks! ^^
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Enzeru-Youkai Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome ^^
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Spookythedragon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks beautiful. I love the moon you did in his eyes or on his eye :D
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Tigermix Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! He's got a face-painted moon on his mask or something. XD
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Spookythedragon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks pretty and your welcome :D
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LizbethLizard Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, cool! I like the colours a lot~
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Tigermix Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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papersak Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think my biggest nitpicks are the flags hanging from the string. I look at the line art, and they were at some point very smooth, but it seems you removed the lines and redid the flags...? It seems wherever the lines were removed, you tried to blur the edges (the cape folds show just a tad of that, too, upon comparing both images). Also, maybe the flags could use a little shading; I'm not sure if they're made from shiny material or not, but they could at least be darker where they recede into the background. And this isn't a bad thing, but the line art had some... twinkly things around the flags that were lost...?

Well, that's the bad news.

The good news is the effort you put into such a detailed image is quite commendable. I haven't wanted to comment on a stranger's art in this much detail in forever, but I was drawn to all the details as well as, well, your request for critique. ;P Mety Knight looks adorable, and I really really like the background. The ferris wheel is gorgeous and I like how the balloons glow with it. :meow: The yellow hue on Meta Knight's lighting is a lovely tie-in to the lights behind him. The stylized cards almost... dance across the gap, if that makes sense. xD;
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Tigermix Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Sorry for the late reply! And thank you so much for the critique! :D
Yes, I did change the final a bit from the line art, so not everything is the same. Oh, serves me right for cheating a bit. I used a a line tool which I guess got a little distorted and became a bit blurry. XD

Really appreciate your help! I've been editing this bit by bit.
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MetaKnight605 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
:iconiloveitplz: SOooooooooo Preettyy!!!
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Tigermix Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :3
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MetaKnight605 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
No problem.
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Lolaboo Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student General Artist
That ferris wheel is gorgeous.
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Tigermix Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! I fixed up the ferris wheel a bit, it looks better than before. XD
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syani123 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
OMG! This is really nice!! I loved it!!
At first I thought it was Dark Meta Knight (because he looks black...not blue XD)
This is just awesome!! :clap:
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Tigermix Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! Nope. No DMK, have to do another drawing of him some time. :3
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InvaderLez Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's beautiful. :heart:
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Tigermix Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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The-Tomboy-Gamer Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY GOSH THIS IS AMAZING! :D
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Tigermix Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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The-Tomboy-Gamer Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
NP! :D
Hey, would you like to be watchers? :meow:
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Tigermix Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Sure! dA buddies! :D
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The-Tomboy-Gamer Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOOT
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