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Advance Wars: Olaf Day 2008 by Mirinee Advance Wars: Olaf Day 2008 by Mirinee
Drew some fan art for the most awesome GBA turn-based strategy game, Advance Wars.

CO Andy and CO Olaf.

Merry Christmas?!

Used: OpenCanvas 4, Trust TB-2100 Tablet.
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Margull Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014

Hi there, ny name is Mangs and I’m a youtuber who makes a lot of Advance Wars content on my channel. This year I plan to make a Christmas-related Advance Wars song, and this picture would fit very nice in the background of the video I plan to make. As the artist, I would like to ask your permission to use this picture in my video; I will of course credit you in the video description and throw a link to your deviant page if you let me.

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Mirinee Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
Go ahead. Permission granted. Good luck!
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PvZpro Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Olaf: What do you want for Christmas, little boy?
Andy: A new tool kit and a model city kit!
Olaf: Okay.

*Andy leaves and Sonja walks up*

Olaf: What do you want for Christmas, little girl?
Sonja: An encyclopedia on artillery, and a good luck charm!
Olaf: Okay... (Let me write that down.)

*Sonja leaves and Lash walks up*

Olaf: A lump of coal.
Lash: But-
Olaf: A LUMP. OF COAL.
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Ninfnem Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
Haha! Excellent!
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singuporlogin Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
this explains alot about Olaf xD
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Syani Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwww this is adorable..!!! LOL This reminds me of the scene in the game~
[b]Andy:[/b] Hey, grandpa. Who are you?
[b]Olaf:[/b] Who am I, you ask? Throughout Orange Star, I was known as...
[b]Andy:[/b] Nell's papa?
[b]Olaf:[/b] That's right, Nell's... What? No! That's what I get for being nice to children! No respect!

I do love how you make both of them look here. 8D
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FujimotoNaoki Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Student General Artist
That's pretty cool!
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RoloX Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
it's a trap!!!
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FirstCaptainRickkard Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Andy still believes in Santa! :aww: Olaf does not seem to be enjoying this, though ;P

Yar, shading is hard but I like how you shaded here - it came out soft. When I shade, it comes out VERY HARD... :/
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Commander-Olaf Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
Where did you get that photo, I thought I hid it well, now the secret's out.
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catornocat Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
priceless
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Elishamia Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
LOL Good job
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Nuditon Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
hahahaha great idea!! xDDD

I've just submitted a fanart and nobody takes an eye and tell any opinion... here is the [link] , please don't feel offended for the spam xD I only look for advance wars lover's opinions :D
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MysticOblivion Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
Is it possible to do a new game on Advance Wars if you buy the used version?
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:iconmirinee:
Mirinee Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
Yes, you can, in any version. When you switch on your GBA/DS, press and hold L+select+Right on the D-pad.
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MysticOblivion Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
Thank you! xD
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seanson92 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Hobbyist
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Cute. Love the concept, and the drawing was executed well. You have a unique coloring style.
Although, like someone else said, it looks like Andy's plotting something. ^.^
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Mirinee Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
Haha, maybe he's about to hit him on the head with the spanner and run away. XD

Actually, my colouring always looks really flat to me because I don't know where the light and dark are supposed to be. How did you learn how to colour?
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seanson92 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Hobbyist
Urg...I actually can't color very well, which is why I leave most of my drawings in pencil...but I'm taking an art class right now, so hopefully I'll learn a thing or two about light sources and shading.

Other than that, I usually just envision a directional "sun," and create shadows accordingly.

It doesn't look horribly flat to me, but the subtle shadowing gives it a unique feeling. You could probably make it more lifelike if you just darken your shadows to create more of a contrast. :)
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Uminchu808 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
Aah, origins...
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JoeHurricane Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Student General Artist
Andy: "Olaf? Are you.. Nell's papa?"
Olaf: "!! This is what I get for being polite to children..!"
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Mirinee Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
Hi Andy!
Yeah, although I do wonder if Andy even realises it's Olaf.
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Mancusio Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
Really nice job. Though it's begging for the suggestion of Olaf asking Andy what he wants for Christmas; maybe if they looked at each other or something? Put it down as a caption?

God bless Advance Wars. Let's pray the next game is actually popular.
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Mirinee Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
Thanks! Haha, what do you think Andy would want for Christmas?

Dark Conflict not popular? I don't like it as much as AW/2/DS but then I've not finished the Campaign yet. Still trying to get used to all the changed units. At least it has Online. I really miss the old COs.
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The-Eternal-Cross Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008   Writer
HA!~!! Ha ha haha!!!

Oh man, that is GENIUS!!!

THough.... I rather disliked Olaf's CO Ability.... darn him for slowing me down like that! ..... Though I was able to beat him regardless, being the clever strategist that I am.
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Mirinee Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
Thanks, and OMG, you know about Advance Wars! :faint: . Yeah, but in Advance Wars DS, snow doesn't slow you down anymore, which is bad for Olaf.

Can you give some tips on how to get S-rank on Blizzard Battle with Andy? I'm always lacking speed when I'm not lacking power.
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The-Eternal-Cross Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008   Writer
hell yeah! its a damned good strategy game! i am a strategy game specialist! (and an RPG specialist)

heh... indeed it is bad for the old coot.

well.... I didnt even get an S rank on THAT mission. I really dont know what to say really. It is frustrating the heck outta me too.
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Cassandra-Borealis Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
Santa!! ~~~

Merry Christmas to you too?
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SPIDERLAL Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008
so good lines.. i loved it ^^
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I always suspected Santa was Olaf in disguise :D
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suzumebachisecret Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
-giggles- He is! I swear!
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Hohoho... I wonder what his evils plans are for Xmas :XD:
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suzumebachisecret Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
Snow, for us. But then, it became kind of *very* warm ((60 degree weather???)) ....
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MapleRose Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Santa! Nice job drawing his face. He should be wearing white XD

Andy's face needs some editing though, to make him younger and more innocent-looking. His eyebrows are too thick, which makes him look too old (which doesn't fit his child-like body). His hair also needs some shading/highlighting.

The background is too green. make it lighter, 'cause it clashes too much with the couch and Santa's clothes XD
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Mirinee Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008
Thanks for the crit'! Is this any better? :D
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MapleRose Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
yup, it looks better.

Andy's eyebrows are still a little thick, but it makes him look mischievous(like he's planning something XD), so if that's what you want, then it's fine.
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