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    @Andre: Whoa. Amazingly awesome. Many thanks! Eye art was graciously provided by a friend more skilled in these matters than I.
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      CommentAuthorLazarus99
    • CommentTimeNov 17th 2009
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    @Rachel
    Hmmm...suspicious...
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      CommentAuthordiello
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2009
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    Heee
    @Paul
    I was making kissy faces. The puffer fish had its lips pressed against the glass. I couldn't just leave him hanging.
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      CommentAuthorLazarus99
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2009
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    @OdaElisabeth
    "Old and scary" my entire arse.
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    @DarkKnightJared: I like it!
    @diello: Sweet. Looking forward to the finished version.
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    This reminds me I owe Oda a drawing, the first one I did came out with a large nose (no idea how I fucking managed that). This shall soon be corrected.
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    Attempt number one: failure.



    Yes, I have long ago given up trying to shade hair with a mouse. And after getting the face proportions wrong, I kind of saw no point, will save my energies for another attempt soon.

    I'd get myself a Cintiq if my wallet would let itself come out of my pocket whenever I try.
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      CommentAuthorLazarus99
    • CommentTimeNov 19th 2009
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    @texture
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    @Andre: It's still a good drawing. Her face is longer in the drawing but otherwise it is her. I really do like the mood of it though.

    @Lazarus99: You really got the creepyness of texture's expression there. Ultimately it's those intense eyes (incredibly addicting, but utterly untrustworthy).
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    @trini_naenae, thanks, I also think the main problem is that the face is far too long. Still getting used to this new, sketchier style. Also, I'll have to learn to shade hair properly, no way around it.
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2009
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    What's weird is I'd a dream with Jaborwhalky and Trini as a Sherlock Holmes / Watson pair ...

    Start work on it tonight ...
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2009
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    @Andre, I agree with Trini. Regardless of the resemblance, the drawing itself is lovely. Try taking a pencil to paper on this one. That whole mouse shading thing sounds like torture. Seriously. Ouch. Besides, pencil drawing? Oh so sensual.

    I may decide to use some of your lovely faces as models for my thesis drawings, so if that happens, I'll make a long overdue contribution to this thread.
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    Second attempt to draw Oda:



    I'm getting there, I think.

    @dorkmuffin Thank you, and good advice. The method for mouse shading I came up with isn't torture as long as it doesn't require straight, flowing lines, for which I'd need a Cintiq. I might go with a pencil on this one, yes, even though there's some difficulty (non-functioning scanner, no suitable place to draw near computer, hence using mouse).
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      CommentAuthorAlastair
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2009
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    cause i hope for pretty pictures :)

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    I forgot this existed.

    @ Lazarus - gosh, you did me another two times! Yay! Lovely....
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    I also forgot this existed.

    I have now bookmarked it.

    I'll try and have a very dynamic picture from my weekend to post here next week.
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      CommentAuthorLazarus99
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2009
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    @Rachel
    No worries m'dear, as long as it makes you smile...
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeNov 24th 2009
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    Remember Andre, when drawing Oda...


    Quick sketch in MangaStudio, upon I remembered that Oda IS circles; she is the essense of round. All of her distinguising features are derived from nice circles.
    Cintiq too expensive? Wacom tablet is still awesome alternative.
    And also, drawing with a mouse? VERY tough, although I almost killed myself when I found out that Adam Hughes does ALL his painterly coloring with a mouse!
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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeNov 24th 2009
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    @Paul Sizer
    I remember hearing that too and thinking "Curse you for being so goddamn talented."

    @Alastair
    It was a quickie, but I hope you like it. :)

    Alistair stands triumphantly as he blows shit up.
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    Quick sketch in MangaStudio, upon I remembered that Oda IS circles; she is the essense of round. All of her distinguising features are derived from nice circles.


    Very good tip. Which is why my first attempt looks nothing like her. Her face is in the entirely wrong shape. I was so concerned in getting the nose right this time I entirely forgot one of her most charming facial feature: cheeks.

    Cintiq too expensive? Wacom tablet is still awesome alternative.


    I might look into that more closely.

    And also, drawing with a mouse? VERY tough, although I almost killed myself when I found out that Adam Hughes does ALL his painterly coloring with a mouse!


    Having always used a mouse for web-published art, I've gotten used to the techniques I developed to make it easier for me -- and I found out whatever I learned drawing with a mouse I can translate reasonably well to pencil if I need to, but it's useless when (1) I can't draw properly near my computer (2) My printer/scanner is a bitch to work with, requiring me to photograph any pencil drawings I make. For web publishing, I go straight to digital. The only real obstacle I have now is drawing detailed hair, which isn't impossible, but to do it passably with a mouse, takes more time and patience than usual.