Sorry I'm not so active here.
This is for MapleStory's 10th Anniversary Art Contest on their forums, here: maplestory.nexon.net/community…
I've been wanting to draw a picture like this for a very long time (Like back in 2009..?), and this contest gave me the motivation to finally do so! It is essentially the transition of my main character, Cinnamoe, throughout the years since I first created her in 2006. I started off as a little noobie with little idea of what I was doing. Back in the days with those dreaded dice rolls to get perfect stats... except I never tried for them on Cinnamoe! I was a weak little mage with 23 STR, just because I wanted to hold a purse!! I'd run out of MP, then whack monsters to death \o/
Each character is just a representation of my "Maple Life" for the past 9 years I've been playing, as you may see with some of the details I drew. I'd like to specially point out "Elquines", though. I reached 4th job before Big Bang, so I had Ifrit. I miss that guy, and I especially loved the story that came along with obtaining it. As people know, Ice/Lightning mages now have Elquines, but I will always hold Ifrit dear to me.
Finally, I personally really like the atmosphere at Path of Time, so I decided to draw that as the setting, and also found it appropriate to title this piece "Path of Time".
Happy 10th Anniversary Global MapleStory!!