Yu-Gi-Oh! was one of my first anime, so of course it worked its way into my drawings in high school.
I always liked Téa (thought I liked Mai more…). I traced most of her face (the eyes in particular are too good to be mine), and intended to draw a card in her hand, but I forget which one I was going to draw.
I meant to add more detail to this one, too, but never finished. Note the glove holding Star Chips from Duelist Kindgom. The card is the trap card Gift of the Mystical Elf, but her eyes are closed as they appear on the Mystical Elf monster card. (I don’t know why I did that lol) The Mystical Elf was one of my favorite creatures from the anime.
I never had a chance to play the Yu-Gi-Oh! collector card game, which is like a version of the Duel Monsters card game played in the manga/anime. But I’ve been playing the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links app game a lot recently, and it’s very fun. I even have my own Gift of the Mystical Elf trap card!
The game play is really good, though not identical to the CCG or to the anime. Several of the familiar cards have different effects/values/etc.
Playing Duel Links inspired me to start watching Yu-Gi-Oh! on Netflix again, especially after I realized I’d never seen all the episodes of Season 2 (the Battle City/Egyptian Gods arc).