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Save us, Milla... by Zakeno Save us, Milla... by Zakeno
AW YEAH PSYCHONAUTS. <3333333!!! Thanks again *Ruvii for suggesting the game for me! I bought it used, with only the disc, no manual or jacket, for like $25. So I was suppppper skeptical before playing the game that I got my money's worth. BUT IT WAS WORTH EVERY CENT, FOR SURE, NO DOUBT. :heart:!!!! It's my new favorite game! 8D (I liked it even better than Oblivion, Bioshock, and Portal, my previous favorites. >U<) OH my god it's one of the only games able to make me laugh out loud more than once or twice, seriously a hilarious game, and also has the most diverse and yet solid cast of characters of any game I know. Every single character has such a distinct, perfect personality, it's impossible not to fall in love with ALL OF THEM DANGIT. >8U!!! <3333!!!

The only downside to the game was some of the gameplay itself, though it was TOTALLY fun. The only time I got really frustrated was on the last level OTL. The Meat Circus caused me much pain.
Like every single part of the Meat Circus other than the final boss made me cry inside LOL. Especially that obstacle course. Jumping across the netting was like impossible fffffu. BUT I DID IT. LOL.

ANYWAY I HEREBY COMMAND YOU ALL TO GO BUY PSYCHONAUTS RIGHT NOWWWWW. It's on Steam for $10! Otherwise, you could snag it elsewhere for Xbox or PS2! :D I promise, it's a seriously great gaming experienceeee. (especially since the more people buy this game the more likely a publisher will pick up Psychonauts 2... just sayin'. <3) Here's one of my favorite reviews of Psychonauts, if ya want to hear it: [link]


I've been trying to figure out what I wanted to do for a fanart piece for like a week. ;_;! I JUST WANTED TO DRAW EVERYONE LOL. But Milla's my favorite character so I decided I'd draw her. But I wanted to draw Raz too since he's the main character and also a close second fav (although, arguably, every other character in the game is my second favorite. Aside from the exploding rats. Man I hate those guys.)

SSSSSSO. decided I'd draw a 'what if' scenario! 8'D Since my favorite part of the game was the secret room in Milla's mind with all the nightmares, I thought 'what if Raz was an idiot and found a way to open the door, releasing them?' SO THIS. Milla goes all MOMMA BEAR on the nightmares she couldn't face before in order to protect the foolish Razputin. 8D <3


Tried a new shading style for this, more cell-shady! 8D It was fun!





Psychonauts (c) Double Fine
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My favorite thing about this picture is actually the scenario you came up with for it. It actually makes sense---Milla having to protect Raz from the Nightmares is in-character, and it has the sort of bonus of "redeeming" her of not saving the other kids, making the Nightmares' defeat symbolically perfect.

But anyway, about the actual art. ;-)

Milla seems a bit shorter than she is in the game, and Raz might be a bit taller too. Other than that the two of them are very well-done, especially if this is your first Psychonauts fanart. The thought of these two having to pose back-to-back (as opposed to a more conventional choice, like her and Sasha) in battle is both odd and cool.

There seem to be little spots of yellow on the outlines and randomly in the air, but perhaps those are supposed to be embers? I personally might have preferred a more distinct background, but the dark/fire you have here also fits very well.

Overall excellent idea and work!
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Critique by invaderzim91 Jul 14, 2011, 8:14:38 AM
First of all, I want to say, great work on the colors. :) They're vibrant and colorful. It stood out immidiatly, so good job on that. I also want to not that the backround is very complex and the fiery scheme makes the scenery very beautiuful. I like the yellow stripes on Raz's legs and Milla's hair to indicate light. Very nicely done. The little specks of fire also brings my attention tremendously. I like how you contructed Milla's face and the color of her eyes is also very vibrant and mixes perfectly with the backround. The only thing I can give to you is that the character's positions look a little awkward. But otherthan that, good job my friend! :D
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nightchildmoonchild Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome work!
VickyViolet Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this sooooooo much you have no idea. o_o
BMLulu Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The colors are beautiful! I think this really shows off Milla's protective momma side.
Menaero Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Hi there! I am going to be doing a Playthrough on my youtube channel [link] of Psychonauts starting soon and I feature deviantart work during the intro and outro of my videos and was seeking permission to use this image, you will get full credit of course and a link to your deviantart page! (if you want to see how it will be used you can see examples on my current playthroughs of The Walking Dead, Dead Space and Tomb Raider 2013) Thanks for your time!
Zakeno Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
Sure, that's fine, go ahead. If you want a quicker response in the future send me a note or an email though. ;)
toongrowner Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Got the game finally this week, played it, and totally love it! X3
I can totally agree with you. ^^
And will also of course try soe fan art the coming time.... I also got an idea for secret nightmare room... [link]
please tell me what you think about...sorry that it looks so bad-style, usual I'm a very good artist, but here I was to rush. Cause I wanted so fast knowing what people think off and it would take to long now to draw it real good, aybe some other day. ^^; (sorry for my bad english)
BTW: Is a wonderfull pic you draw there. :-)
Zakeno Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Student Filmographer

Annnnd sorry this took so long to reply, I've been up to my ears in work. xD Anyway, it definitely sounds like a cool idea, I LOVE the idea of a mentally unstable Milla FOR SURE!! <333
toongrowner Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanx a lot, and no worry, you not took to long to reply. XD
Believe me, soemtimes I need much longer. We are all sometimes damn busy or not knowing what to say. ^^;
hailenvy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Dude, that what if scenario would make an awesome fanfic.
Zakeno Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Filmographer

-stares temptingly at laptop full of random fanfics-
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