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charge of the knights of the tank table


A long time ago, I hashed together this drawing:

Castle Crashers was by no means the earliest set of NG mascots I drew (that honour goes to Tankman), but they captured my imagination the most, with their colours and identifiable elements. I was excited to see a Castle Crashers game wind up on console. I played the living daylight out of Castle Crashing the Beard.

For Pico Day, I decided to reimagine that old drawing with my current skill level. In those days I longed to do a drawing that would capture people's imagination; it did capture some people's imagination even with my messy lines and lack of chiaroscuro. But this time, I drew them charging towards an unknown target, as if this were a comic book / anime scene.

I hope that they finally look heroic.

Thank you, Newgrounds, for capturing my imagination.

Outlines on MS PowerPoint; colouring on Autodesk Sketchbook.

EDIT 11.04.2021: Whoa there what a runaway success this drawing has been. 😮 This is the most favourited of any of my submissions here on Newgrounds to date, beating even my most favourited piece of music (and I am primarily a musician!). Huge thanks to the person who frontpaged this, and to everyone who stopped by, left a review or remark, and/or favourited it — it warms my heart to know that you really like this.

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great, running to war

even your original drawing was pretty good but the HD remake is just immensely clean. All the shading and the lighting and the color, its really good man.

Troisnyx responds:

Thank you kindly! 💖

The Knights Who Saved The World

Nice art!!!!

really cool art, makes me feel like going back and playing castle crashers again

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4.75 / 5.00

Apr 8, 2021
6:03 PM EDT
File Info
1564 x 1564 px
6.4 MB

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