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Dirk! Save ME! by DanSchoening Dirk! Save ME! by DanSchoening
Today marks the 30th Anniversary of a game who's animation inspired me to be where I am today. I was able to play Dragon's Lair in the arcade when it debuted in 1983, and it devoured my entire stack of quarters. Being very young, I wasn't that good at the game, but I could stare and watch others play it for hours on end. To celebrate this momentous occasion, my morning sketches (you can tell due to the coffee in Dirk and the Giddy Goon's hands, lol) have been devoted to Dragon's Lair this week. I will update this submission tomorrow and Friday with two new sketches, so keep your peepers peeled! Cheers!
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grazatt Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
Awesome, I love the Giddy Goons
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WolfSpiritZERO Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
You know for years and years people talk about the hottest video females and Daphne rarely comes up.
And that's a shameful thing.
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StarWarsmaniac Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Hell yeah! Dragons liar!
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JoshawaFrost Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
These are really great man!!!
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MatthewRHumphreys Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I have Dragon's Lair on my Ipad and every time I play it, it drags me back to the old days when I'd walk in an arcade and hear those specific sounds coming from the machine and I'd dart right over to it.
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Dstinct Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional Artist
A couple of years ago I found a triple dvd pack with this and space ace. I still suck at it, but man is it fun.
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dfridolfs Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Love these and love that game!
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LewisFlakes Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student Filmographer
I love Don Bluth's work! Nice sketches btw ;)
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secoh2000 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow this takes me back; I was to young to play it when it first came out but I def remember this! Love your renditions!
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Thytonius Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
good job some of my fav animations of all time, thanks for taking me back
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Philbrush Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Love this game, and most of Don Bluth's work!

I never played in the Arcade. The first I played it was on the Amiga...wow that took a long time to load each room...and then you die, and wait again...but I was hooked non the less!
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awgie Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
i remember first seeing it at the arcade at the local summer fair and just staring...i don't think i went on a single ride that day :P
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oldmanwinters Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Woo-hoo, Don Bluth had some fun designs in that game! Glad to see the Dragon's Lair characters in your own style! Do we have to wait another year to see your take on Space Ace?
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TTSnim Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Another Don Bluth fan! ^_^

The Land Before Time has shaped me in ways I doubt even I can fully comprehend.

One day I'd very much love to play this game. I hear so many good things about it.
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jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Oh, to have played this game as a kid...
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StarWarsmaniac Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
HELL YEAH!!! Do space ace next!
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zillabean Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
MY CHILDHOOD

Dan, you keep reaching back into the farthest depths of my gray matter and make me smile.
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RogueWriter3201 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
:squee:
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AxleGrease-75 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Don Bluth would be so proud!
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fnook Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Hehehehe, awesome dude.. Yeah you could say this stuff was very influential on a lot of us. ^_~
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Liokaiser Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Awesome, I suckes at the game but loved the toon as a kid. This and Space Ace.
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SRYMoND Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
sweet work as usual dan.:thumbsup:
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