Hello everyone, ^_^
How are you? Are you doing well? I sure hope that you are!
Phew! I thought I'd never get this piece done, but here it is, at long last!! As seen in the previous sketches of this work found in my scraps gallery
this is the final, hand painted version of the Yu-Gi-Oh and Ace Attorney game series crossover that I've been working on lately! I hope that you like it! ^_^
So what can I say about this image? I mentioned some of my thoughts in the descriptions of the sketches above. As I stated then, the idea for this image came to me rather unexpectedly during a discussion with my younger brother Alex. It is important to note that I have been an enormous fan of Yu-Gi-Oh for quite some time, as seen by many of the other works in my gallery. I will also admit that I am quite enamored by the character of Yami Yugi aka Pharaoh Atemu/Atem, as I believe that his confidence and charisma could win over anyone; maybe even the arrogant Fransizka von Karma!
Truth be told, I meant for this image to be more of a joke rather than anything else. I am in *no* way saying that I believe the characters of Yami Yugi and Franziska von Karma should be together; rather that it would be an interesting sight to see them interact! In my image, I have my rather humorous interpretation of what would transpire if they did in fact meet, and if Yami Yugi was able to best Franziska, and especially that infamous whip of hers!
I also mentioned these thoughts in the sketches above, but I do believe that Franziska would be quite shocked if someone were to catch that cracking whip that she is often seen using! Given that no one in the entire Ace Attorney game series has been able to accomplish this feat, I thought it would (for the sake of this parody) most certainly spark an interest in the young woman, as seen by her inner reaction on the far right!
and her newly perceived view of the confident king as seen by the "sparkly" image on the bottom left.
As I continued to work on this piece, I found myself more and more amused by the concept, so I decided to include reactions by other Ace Attorney characters! On the top left I have Lotta Hart, who I thought might take the opportunity to photograph the unlikely meeting! Knowing that she had attempted to be both a paranormal photographer and one who attempted to capture images of celebrities in scandolous situations, I thought the meeting between Yami Yugi and Franziska could possibly satisfy both lines of work, given the paranormal circumstances regarding Yami Yugi and the possible celebrity status of Franziska. In short, I would think that Lotta would definitely find potential profit in taking such shots, again if this were to occur at least.
Next up I have little Pearl Fey at the top middle of the image. I can recall that Pearl wasn't too fond of Franziska, as she herself stated, especially given that Franzy wanted to convict Pearl's beloved cousin Maya for a crime that she didn't commit!! But on the other hand, Pearls was often quite taken with stories about love and affection and regardless of her personal feelings about Franziska, I think she'd be tickled pink by the concept of such a "fateful" meeting between Franzy and Yami Yugi; as seen in this image at least.
On the bottom left, hiding behind the profile of Yami Yugi, I have Larry Butz. In the third game of the Ace Attorney series, Larry had taken up art and would often pester Franziska about modeling for a children's book that he wanted to create. Most of the time this would only annoy her and she would use that whip of her against him multiple times! But if such an occurence such as this image were to in fact happen, I'd wager that Larry'd definitely take advantage of the situation and sketch the stunned Franziska to his heart's content! And if he was still afraid of her reaction to him doing so, hiding behind Yami as he jokingly is within my image, would given him all the protection he'd need to continue with his work!
Next to Larry I have Adrian Andrews. I have heard of many different interpretations regarding her relationship with Franziska von Karma. One of the most popular is that the two could possibly be involved, or at the very least that Adrian herself was interested in Franziska. I don't know for sure if this is true or not, as the nature of the relationship remained vague, other than Adrian wanting to emulate the strong willed Prosecutor, Franziska, but for the sake of the image, I thought it would be funny if she were heartbroken over Franzy's sudden interest in the Egyptian king.
Moving along, I also included the tombstone of Franziska's father, Manfred von Karma. Seen in the first game of the series, and the spin off Miles Edgeworth: Ace Attorney Investigations, I figured, that if Manfred were to know about his daughter's interest in the leather clad Yami, he certainly wouldn't be pleased by the news..... Maybe it would be due to the way Yami dresses, or maybe his overall look in general, but I think that such knowledge would most definitely make him roll in his grave!
And finally I have the WTF look that I have on the last character within this image, Miles Edgeworth. I have also heard about various takes on the relationship between Miles and Franziska. Some people believe that they have more of a brother/sister type of relationship, while others believe that they could possibly linked romantically instead. Whatever the case, I also don't think that Miles Edgeworth would approve of Franzy being smitten by Yami Yugi, hence the reason I have that shocked look upon his face! However, I thought I'd leave it to the viewer to interpret *exactly* what his reaction is!
And there you have it everyone! Again, I definitely had a lot of fun creating this image, especially since I haven't done chibis in a long long while! Once more, I urge viewers not to take the concept of this painting too seriously as I merely meant to be fun and random. I am also known to do a yearly crossover piece regarding the characters of Yu-Gi-Oh and though I usually do one with Sailor Moon (which I may still do in the future) I thought this would be something that would be both different and enjoyable!
As always the work was done using opague water color paints! Thanks for looking everyone and take care!