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      CommentAuthorjurgan
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2009
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    Been... lurking and finally opted to throw in an attempt.

    Read that description and opted for this. Too much manga consumption and the current reading of the Necronomicon

    Super Ann
    • CommentAuthorVox Doom
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2009
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    Crikey!
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2009
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    Ia! Ia!
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2009
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    For all the creepiness inherent in that image, I dunno, he manages to still look benevolent, somehow.
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      CommentAuthorjurgan
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2009
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    Well just had this idea from the description that the "Hermit" while being unable to withstand the light of day, wishes to see the outside world via the human who comes stumbling into his cave. Also its late in the morning (or early depending on which way you look at it) and my mind tends to function more creatively with the more fatigue I have which is just odd.
    • CommentAuthorRonin
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2009
     (7073.6)
    My submission is inspired by Soviet propaganda posters. I have to admit I'm intimidated by posting it. As I think their are a lot of really talented people that post art here. I dont think its on the same level as a lot of you. But I hope you guys enjoy it. I'm planning on adding a rising sun/sun burst background. But Im tired and its late so maybe tommorow.
    pics 096
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      CommentAuthorfarran
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2009
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    @pauljholden She's cute.
    @galalafey The eagle like features work really well.
    @panloaf Creepy.
    @jurgan I don't think I would want to meet that hermit in a dark alleyway. Or anywhere really.

    Super Ann

    Pen and ink. Couldn't get the ballerina walk out of head then compounded the problem by mixing it up with 'The Red Shoes' fairy tale (but much less gory). I tried to include the hermit but it ended up too cheesy. Used photo reference for pose: 'Leap' - Luke Isley. Probably the first time I have had to make a pose less extreme. How do ballerinas bend like that?
    • CommentAuthorRonin
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2009
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    Thats fantastic Farran!
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      CommentAuthorjurgan
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2009
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    @Farran

    Very nice. I really should teach myself, once again, how to pain with watercolours, not done it for quite some time.
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      CommentAuthorfarran
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2009
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    @Ronin Thank you. I am looking forward to seeing your poster when you finish it.
    @jurgan Ink, not watercolour. But same principles/method (sortof). Watercolours terrify me.
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      CommentAuthorjurgan
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2009
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    @Farran

    Dang it. Considering i love inks, i really should have noticed. Ashamed.
    • CommentAuthorVox Doom
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2009 edited
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    I had another go:

    Super Ann

    I ran out of space for her feet.

    I gave her vampire bite marks because her origin sounds sort of like she was grabbed by a White Wolf vampire who fed her his blood and made her a ghoul.

    I left messy bits in the pic because I kinda like messy pics.
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      CommentAuthorjurgan
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2009
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    Super Ann resurrection

    A revised version of the original idea. And damn you @farran. Dug out my inks. Think I'll wash in some colour. I do have some ideas for the whole ... thing.

    Think I resized the image wrong. OH YAY.
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    Crazy old hermit in a cave spells kung-fu to me.

    Super Ann
    • CommentAuthorVerissimus
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2009
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    elliotmears, I love that one! Very cute.
    • CommentAuthorFan
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2009
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    @elliotmears I'd like to offer some hopefully-contructive criticism, because I practice that: my first thought when I saw your figures was, "they are falling over sideways." To stand on one foot, your centre of gravity must be over that foot. Whereas as you've drawn them, their centre of gravity is (as it usually is) centred between their two feet: but, because one foot is off the ground, ... Try standing with your two feet shoulders'-width apart, relax, and then lift one foot off the ground.
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      CommentAuthorelliotmears
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2009 edited
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    Yes, perhaps had I not been doodling the image with an old biro in a short break between teaching Japanese children about the magic of Halloween I might have taken more care to align their posture with the principles of Dantian
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      CommentAuthorjurgan
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2009
     (7073.18)
    @elliotmears

    Very nice. Kinda like the attitude of the kid.
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    If Super Ann ran on tiptoes at super speed, her feet had better be insanely strong or her toenails should be diamond-tough.
    • CommentAuthorFan
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2009
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    I just reviewed this video (especially time 1:30 to 2:20), and according to it those "plum flower poles" are all about balance. The costumes and facial expressions, and the colouring and all, are great; it was just only seeing their centre of mass wasn't compatible with my suspended disbelief.