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0.5 Lead
Zebra Orbitz Gel Pens
Zebra Ballpoint Pens
Accent Opaque Paper
PhotoShop CS6
Paint Tool Sai

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:icondanluvisiart: :iconjayaprime: :iconmiss69-stock: :iconstruckdumb: :iconwyckedbrush:

I started on this piece last month with the intentions of posting this on Halloween, but alas those plans were cancelled when my homie curtsibling inspired me to create Sophie Von Hammerstein.  I finally managed to finish it between breaks at work and now I'm posting it. Carpel-Tunnel again reared its ugly head so despite its flaws I'm not touching this damned thing again. :lol:

But here you go. Some old faces as well as a few new ones are looking at a spoopy book! What are the contents of said spoopy book? Only they know for sure. Regardless picking characters for this piece was...kind of difficult. While Vistyne and Ryan were shoo-ins, there were so many others I wanted to draw in such as:

Abaddon
Adramalech
Anarchy
Ares (I need to note WorldsandCenturies on this before I submit ANY art of this guy.)
Astaroth
BEO
Cronenberg
Cybille (even though I just created her. :lol: )
Eddie
Ezha (Since he's my oldest character I feel particularly guilty about not including him)
Grim Reaper
Hellvetikka
Lucifuge Rofocale (or almost any of the Rofocales for that matter).
Marion Reaper
Mateo
Noctem Aeturnus
Operation Bob
Pyretta Blaze
Raven
Sedva (In all honesty s/he should have been in Vistyne's place given hir importance, but...yeah)
Señor Licky
Serendipity
Threnody
Zhivago

But instead you get stuck with Hotaru Thodt, Michael Revok, Ryan , Plague Doctor Timmy, and Vistyne Sinestora as well as :new: characters Dexter Winterheart (those to whom I linked the first chapter of my novel for critique may recognize this name), Laverne Berkowitz, Punkin, and Syndael. I'm sure I'll include the characters that didn't make the cut here in future group pieces along with some more new characters, so...stay tuned?

Playlist:


Avantasia - "The Story Ain't Over"
Nightwish - "Storytime"
Within Temptation - "Never-Ending Story"

Individual Stock Resources:

DanLuvisiArt | JayaPrime | Miss69-Stock | StruckDumb | Wyckedbrush

All Characters Pictured Copyright 2000-2016 © Jennifer Hopkins (HotaruThodt )
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:icondemiseman:
DemiseMAN Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
OMG they look so amazing!!
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you. I only wish I could have fit more of my characters into the image! :la:
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:iconqueen-of-ice101:
Queen-of-Ice101 Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Student Writer
Wow, this looks amazing!! The detail in the characters is especially impressive!! I love the atmosphere of this piece:) 
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner May 25, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you so much. I'm really happy with the way it turned out myself. : D
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:iconsailor-sj-jaguar:
Sailor-SJ-Jaguar Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing art, love all the details
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you. :love:
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:iconollieassault:
ollieassault Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool picture! I really like the pest doctor! :D
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you. : D
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:iconollieassault:
ollieassault Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconmorellagrysis:
MorellAgrysis Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wanna know something? When I saw it, I said: Wow!
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017   Digital Artist
I'll take that as a compliment. Thanks. : D
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:iconmorellagrysis:
MorellAgrysis Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It was. :-)
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:iconelila:
elila Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks so cool, love the atmosphere! Also I bet that is a My little Pony storybook! xD Vistyne is (as always) my fave, but the redskinned cutie with the blue eyes looks awesome as well! Guess I like 'em horny. :P
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you so much. Maybe ther'e s a My Little Pony book hidden between pages of the tome they have open there? :lol:

The red girl is Syndael. She may look cute, but she's feisty. :love:
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:iconelila:
elila Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute and feisty is always a good combination! :D
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016   Digital Artist
I agree. Thanks. : D
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cemac Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
I have included this amazing artwork in the new feature for December 2016 on the front of the :icondigitaldelights: journal. Please :+fav: the journal so that more members may see your art, and thank you for being a member.:heart:
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016   Digital Artist
Oh wow thank you! I'll give the journal a look. Also, thank you for letting me be part of the group. :love:
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:iconcemac:
cemac Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016
My pleasure :) and the group wouldn't be the same without you :heart:
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016   Digital Artist
Awww. :cuddle:
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H100-Photography Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
Great work.
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you. : )
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:icondanieljamieson:
Danieljamieson Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
nice work
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you. : D
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:icondanieljamieson:
Danieljamieson Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
welcome
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:iconannmloveart:
AnnMLoveArt Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016   Digital Artist
This piece is awesome. Very well done work! :)
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you so much. My hand is still cramping from it. :lol:
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:iconannmloveart:
AnnMLoveArt Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016   Digital Artist
You're welcome :D
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:iconkiborgalexic:
kiborgalexic Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work!Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap 
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you. : D
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:iconmlfreese:
MLFreese Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this piece a lot :) Very nice idea, and very nice color and shading. The characters make sense, and it's got a definite element of "dark humor", which I love! Keep it coming :)
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you so much. I think Laverne find the book they're all look at humourous given her "8D" face. :lol:
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016
'This book sucks!'

'Oh common it's not that bad'

'My god you hair smells fabulous'

'I can't see a thing in this damn mask'

... Or at least that what it looks like. XD Awesome work ere
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016   Digital Artist
I have to admit I laughed. Dexter apparently relishes the smell of Selsun Blue. :lol:

I think Laverne like the book the most! XD
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:iconlan-hikari:
Lan-Hikari Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016
Nice artwork!
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you. ^_^
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:iconlan-hikari:
Lan-Hikari Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016
You're welcome! ^_^
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:iconimmortalmina:
immortalmina Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Always enjoy a collection of character piece.  Lovely.
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you. I want to make more group pieces, but my poor hand! :ohnoes:
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:iconimmortalmina:
immortalmina Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
It killed me the one time I did it too. lol  It's always fun thought!
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016   Digital Artist
And here I want to draw a group Xmass picture. Oh my poor hand. :ohnoes:
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:iconimmortalmina:
immortalmina Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, you can do it!
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016   Digital Artist
Well, I need to decide if I want to her them pose for the picture or if it should be more candid.
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:iconimmortalmina:
immortalmina Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Why not both? lol
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016   Digital Artist
Because that's too much work. My hands would fall off! :ohnoes:
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DarkAsteria Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016   General Artist
Oh, the whole crowd! You have so many, and especially beautiful and unique, characters and iT#s quite nice to see them all grouped together in some really nice funny spoopy piccu <3

Now I really wonder what spell Vistyne putting and on whom ;)
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016   Digital Artist
Well, not the whole crowd, just some of the crowd. Thank you. I worked really hard on not giving them all same face. I'm glad it may have worked out in the end...and not just Timmy. :lol:
I wanted it too look like Vistyne was reaching out like "Ooh shiny!" But it does look more like she's casting something. :lol:
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PATyler1 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016
I bet you they're reading the Stanic Bible. XD
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016   Digital Artist
Hmmm...I never thought of that. Quickly now! Everyone hide the book from preachingthegospel! :ohnoes:
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PATyler1 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016
XD
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