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NYE 2014 Party - Me 'n' Friends by NobrisAgni NYE 2014 Party - Me 'n' Friends by NobrisAgni
Well, after several days of working and persevering with all the elements that make up this picture - the backdrop, the characters, the colouring, the fireworks and the lettering choice as well as the layout choice, I have finally completed my masterpiece for 2014.

Behold, here is my grand finale to end that year with a bang and welcome in the New Year - in a now longstanding tradition here on DeviantART, it's my NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY GROUP PICTURE! Twenty characters are in this picture, all dressed up in funky and exotic national costumes and all holding a banner or sign that reads "Happy New Year" in one of 20 different languages. Now, before I give the lowdown on who's in the picture, I apologise to anyone who is expecting the characters to be shaded. Unfortunately, due to time constraints and commitment in volunteering as a logistics officer/LEGO Breaker for the Museum of Sydney, I had to drop the shading so that I don't rush on the characters and to make the picture as high quality as possible. So with that apology out of the way, let's take a look at who's in the picture:

1. :icontoxique-waste: - JACK SPADES
Language: Dutch
Robin Arendt, you're a great artist, and yet I strangely like your art even though it's kinda eccentric in a way. Your characters live little to the imagination, and that's how I like it. For this I drew your character Jack Spades for you, in a Dutch Boy costume and holding up the banner that gives the Dutch Greeting, "Gelukkig Nieuwjaar". And keep up the good artwork!

2. BOWSER KOOPA
Language: Swahili
The great chunky orange monster from Dark Land, known as Bowser Koopa, is holding the banner that reads the Swahili Greeting, "Heri za Mwaka Mpya" on a tribal spear that matches well with his African tribal garb. And he's showing one of his footsoles as well, as part of his NYE tradition.

3. :iconzikschive: - RHYS THE DRAGON
Language: Arabic
Zikschive, I haven't known you for long, but you're an artist with a lot of promise and a promising friend, that is for sure. For this I've drawn your dragon character Rhys in a simple yet smart Arabian costume with curved scimitar, and on the scabbard is the Arabic Greeting, "Sana Saeeda". Here's thanks to you for the new year!

4. :iconlars99: - LARS
Language: Hindi
Lars, you're a great artist and friend, and your toon art still brings me a smile even now to this day. I've drawn you in an Indian costume, and he's wearing his banner like a sash which reads out an Indian New Year greeting in Hindi, "Nayā sāla mubāraka hō". Here's some juicy karma to you in 2015 for more wonderful art from you!

5. PRINCESS ROSALINA
Language: Portuguese
The princess and protector of the Cosmos, Rosalina, has come to my party in a costume that is straight out of the Brazilian Carnival. She is holding a banner that reads the Portuguese message of "Feliz Ano Novo". Get ready for a Samba-style finish from Rosalina into 2015, everyone!

6. :iconwolfcub: - WOLFCUB
Language: Swedish
Wolfcub, I love your cute illustrations, they remind me of all the plush toys that I own plus a bit more with your fluffy look on the characters that you draw. Your art has a unique style, that is for sure! For this, I've drawn your character Wolfcub wearing a Swedish costume and holding the banner that reads the Swedish Greeting, "Gott Nytt År". And keep up the great work!

7. WARIO
Language: Chinese
It seems that burly brute and one of Mario's nemesis, Wario, has come to my party in a very smart Chinese outfit. He is biting on his banner that reads the Chinese Greeting, "Xin Nian Kuai Le". He's surely going to give us a Chinese Fortune into 2015, that is for sure!

8. :iconemzietowers: - IRIS THE DRAGONESS
Language: Samoan
Emma, you're a lovely artist and a great friend to have. Your style is sublime, and I really appreciate all the commissions that you did for me. They're really wonderful. For this, I drew Iris the Dragoness for you, in a lovely Samoan outfit and holding the Samoan Greeting, "Manuia le Tausaga Fou". And I hope to see more wonderful artwork from you in the future, perhaps even buy a commission from you again!

9. :icondingopatagonico: - DORA
Language: German
Christian, you're a great friend and an even greater illustrator. The Klendathu siblings are one of my many favourite things here on DeviantART, and I especially love your colouring and illustration style. I drew one of the Klendathus, Dora, for you, in a German costume, wearing the German greeting on her apron, "Glückliches Neues Jahr". And here's to more great stuff from you in 2015!

10. LUIGI
Language: Russian
Mario's younger but taller brother, Luigi, has come to my NYE party dancing the Russian Cossack Groove in his hardy Russian dance costume! With that, he's chewing on the bannner that he's holding, which reads out the Russian Greeting, "S Novym Godom"!

11. :iconjulifaith:/:iconjulisketch: - JUBA THE JAGUAR
Language: Italian
Juliana, you're a lovely friend to have, and a great artist to watch. Your works have a unique character that is unique in the fullest sense of the word. For this I drew your character Juba Jaguar in an Italian Gondola Driver's outfit. She's holding the Italian greeting, "Buon Anno" on a gondola oar. And here's to more great work from you Juliana in 2015!

12. :iconlurking-leanne: - CIENNA ARIES
Language: Bahasa Indonesia
Tara McKee, what can I say? You're a legend in every sense of the word. Your illustrations are SO good to look at, there's few that can compare to you and your artwork. And thanks for the commissions, they're wonderful! For this, I've drawn Cienna Aries for you, in an exotic Balinese dance costume, holding a sign that reads the Indonesian Greeting, "Selamat Tahun Baru". And I hope to see more great stuff from you next year!

13. ZELDA
Language: Hawaiian
It seems the lovely Princess Zelda of Hyrule has arrived at my NYE party dressed as a Hula Girl and playing a ukulele that holds a banner reading the Hawaiian greeting of "Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!" And she's ready to go troppo into the New Year!

14. SONIC THE HEDGEHOG
Language: Korean
That zany hedgehog, Sonic, has arrived at my NYE party with lots of wild energy and dressed in a traditional Korean robe holding a banner that reads the Korean Greeting, "Sehe Bok Mahnee Bahdu Seyoh"! Be prepared for possibly some taekwondo from the blue hedgehog that we all love (or love to hate)!

15. :iconmewcarion: - MEWCARION
Language: French
Mewcarion/Dagis, you're a great friend with some really interesting characters such as Dagis the Yoshi and a species known as the Mewcarions. For this I drew one of your Mewcarions, the purple one dressed in stereotypical French garb holding a baguette that has the French greeting, "Bonne Année" on a baguette cover! And here's to some positive wishes for you in the new year!

16. PRINCESS PEACH
Language: Maori
The graceful princess of the Mushroom Kingdom, Peach Toadstool has come to my NYE party dressed in Maori attire, and yet she's wearing her crown because she wore her banner in a way that she resembles a Miss Universe Winner. That banner belts out the Maori Greeting, "Ngā mihi o te Tau Hou". A peace sign from her holds to many wishes of hope for us in 2015.

17. :iconnobrisagni: - NOBRIS AGNI
Language: English
Being the creator of this picture, I can't leave myself out. So here' s my new and improved fursona, now a Tauren, dressed in a funky Paul Hogan inspired Crocodile Dundee costume with a foam knife to boot and holding a big banner that reads the English Greeting, "HAPPY NEW YEAR". Hope there's more good illustrations from me in the New Year!

18. :iconprofessorratiganfan: - CRUNCHINATOR
Language: Japanese
Justin, you're a great friend and perhaps my most loyal supporter. You gave me the support that I needed when others ignored. This allowed me to keep on going when I felt like giving up at times, and I can't thank you anymore for that. I drew Crunchinator for you, dressed in a Japanese Kimono and holding a banner that reads the Japanese greeting, "Akemashite omedetō gozaimasu"! And here's to a stronger friendship in the New Year!

19. :iconshiva-diavilla: - ZAMBA
Language: Zulu
Shiva, you're a terrific artist and a wonderful friend to have. For this I drew your funky character, Zamba, in an African-inspired tribal costume and he's wearing a banner that reads the Zulu greeting, "Unyaka Omusha Omuhle". And here's to more great art from you next year!

20. MARIO
Language: Spanish
The hero of the Mushroom Kingdom, Mario Mario, has arrived at my NYE party in some really classy Spanish attire and holding a big blanket that reads the Spanish Greeting, "Feliz Año Nuevo". He's ready to give us a truly classy ride into the New Year, that I can say!

And that ladies and gentlemen, is all the characters that are in this picture. Whew!

And finally, I want to say all this to you: HAPPY NEW YEAR! Please enjoy this picture as much as you can!

Done with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator CC 2014. Lineart hand drawn then scanned.

Illustration (c) Robin Ngai 2014.
All characters are (c) their respective owners.
Fireworks are (c) NoOrdinaryLove
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:iconemzietowers:
EmzieTowers Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so sorry it's taken me this long to get to seeing this piece. Better late than never, right? - -;

Iris looks great in this, I'm liking what you did with the outfit and the flower, and their colours. It looks wonderful on her. :3
I'm touched that you wanted to feature my character in this, and by your lovely commentary for everyone featured. It's so kind of you ;v; This obviously took a lot of love and work~

Thankyou so much uvu <3
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NobrisAgni Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Well, yes, better late than never I guess...

But thanks anyway, and hope that you are having a good New Year.
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Mewcarion Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy cow this is a big image 4000x4000 you have really over done yourself here. It's really cool as well Thank you for including '' The Mewcarion '' of the mewcarion race. That French costume really fits him well, if you'd drawn him as a french maid.... oooooh baby you would had made my day! 

Anyway good work and have a happy new year even if it's a year late. 


.... Time traveling is such a painful thing ...
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NobrisAgni Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Hope you had a good new year...and hmmm...French Maid. Interesting concept...
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Mewcarion Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
now now don't get any idea now hehehe.
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Lurking-Leanne Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is pretty neat! :D great to see so many characters here too, it amazes me whenever you make these, since you put so much effort into them every year. And not many people have drawn me Cienna too, so that's nice to see her. Thanks a lot for adding me here :-) and the kind mention too. I'll certainly be sticking around for a long time yet to make more artwork! And hopefully be even more productive this year! :D I hope you have a good year this year too! :D thanks again, and fantastic work!
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NobrisAgni Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Thank you so much for that Tara...and Happy New Year to you!
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DingoPatagonico Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
took me 3 h to can say THANKS :hug: the connection today is terrible!
eventually will be able to download it...
happy new year! :cake: x3
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NobrisAgni Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Feliz Año Nuevo to you too!
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DingoPatagonico Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug: x3
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wolfcub Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Everyone looks great here Happy new year
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NobrisAgni Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Happy New Year to you too!
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Zikschive Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Funny, some girl thought I was Arab because of my skin. :shifty: Happy New Year. :meow:
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NobrisAgni Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Wow...what a coincidence...and Happy New Year to you!
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JuliSketch Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're the sweetest person on the internet!
This looks amazing and I can see all the effort that you put into researching all the outfits C:

This really looks amazing and HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU TOO! :hug:

Hope that the next year will be better and that you get all the things that you deserve and wish for!
God bless you my friend!
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NobrisAgni Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Oh how sweet of you to say that...and Feliz Ano Novo to you!
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ProfessorRatiganFan Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh wow!!!  This looks absolutely spectacular!!!  Thank you for including me and I have to say everyone looks great here, especially Crunchinator of courfse and you also drew Sonic quite well too!

Great picture and you're darn right our friendship will continue to be strong!  I'm going to keep being supportive of you!  Happy New Year!!!
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NobrisAgni Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Thanks for the kind words...and Happy New Year to you too.
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ProfessorRatiganFan Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!  And thanks!
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Worm-Bagged Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
JACK SPADES!!!
oh man, no one ever draws him- so this made me really excited to see! thank you for the kind words too. Gah, and sorry I never draw you or anyone else things in return...it's hard when you just have no real motivation artwise :/

anyways thank you! I will leave a better comment when I can get on a computer...cos typing with an iPad sucks haha. 
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NobrisAgni Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
A Happy New Year to you...and thanks for those words.
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Lars99 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Thank you! And a Happy New Year to you! :D
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NobrisAgni Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Happy New Year to you too!
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Shiva-Diavilla Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy new Year and Thank you :glomp:
Zamba is awesome :3
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NobrisAgni Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Thanks...and Buon Anno to you!
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Shiva-Diavilla Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:glomp:
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