Ok for my entry into this contest I have two images to show that I hope manage to convey my passion and love for the Dragon Quest series. The images are rather large, so I’m linking them rather than posting them here.I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoyed drawing them. I do have to apologize for the quality not being up to my usual standards, but I simply ran out of time.
This first image is a drawing of every boss in the 9 main Dragon Quest games. For me, one of the main draws of the series is all of the different enemy designs and the bosses always manage to be some of the most impressive ones. I also have a neat story involving this picture.
The college I used to attend had a game club that would meet once a week in one of the empty classrooms. Aside from the sign on the outside though, you wouldn’t know what the room was used for since it was just a blank room. So, some of the members decided to decorate the walls with images and characters from various game series. Since I couldn’t find any images from Dragon Quest I really wanted to use, I decided to draw the image posted above. I then scanned it, colored it, printed it out on a poster sized piece of paper, and hung it on one of the walls in the room that could be seen from the hall.
At our next meeting there were quite a few people who were drawn into our room because of the drawing I had done. None of them knowing Dragon Quest I explained to them what Dragon Quest was and what made the series so fantastic. Over the next month, some of the people I had talked to about the poster joined the game club and had brought with them copies of Dragon Quest 9 they had bought and fell in love with after hearing me talk about it. Needless to say that from then on the meetings for us became nothing more than playing Dragon Quest 9’s multiplayer for the next hour and a half. It really was fantastic to see newcomers to the series appreciate the game’s concept, characters, and gameplay. Some of them even bought some of the DS remakes.
On the last meeting of the year, we decided to take on a lv 99 Dragon Lord as a last hurrah. Even without everyone having the best gear and ideal vocations, we managed to beat him in 41 turns due to a last chance Co-op de Grace.
I’ll never forget how fantastic that felt…
This second image is a compilation of 9 drawings of my favorite moments from the 9 main Dragon Quest games. These are moments where something clicked in my mind and I knew these moments would be things I would remember forever. These are the moments I play Dragon Quest games for, where you completely focus on what is happening in the game, when you feel a rush shoot through your spine, when your heart beats a little faster, when goose bumps run through your body, and when you know you will remember what just happened for the rest of your life.
Thank you for viewing my submission.