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    Felipe, you wonderful bastard! It's like Doug Mahnke french kissing Moebius.

    (Now if Jorge can only get off his ass and show some skills--!)
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    Hmmm...not sure why I thought the braun logo had an umlaut in it. I guess in an alternate reality of killer coffee makers, it does...

    @DBed, that last submission is awesome--love the mind control "zaps" and the nod to Roman legionnaire uniforms on your War God. Great stuff!
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    Holy fuck, Dario.
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    Jack Crowder:
    @Andre Navarro; Your art always captures moments. There's no lack of that here. Every bit of wonder is there in this piece. You have brought the audience in.


    That's very kind of you, Jack, thanks! I like the strong black lines of your piece.

    Struthersneil:
    @Andre--same pose! I swear I hadn't seen any of these first :)


    LIES! But I won't sue because your piece is so astonishingly beautiful.

    And by the way, yes, fantastic work, everyone. As always.
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    Found some extra time for another quick take, this time trying something I don't attempt often enough: sketching with a pencil then digitally inking it. I usually draw the whole piece with a mouse, from preliminary sketch to finished art.

    Due to lack of a scanner, here's the photographed pencils. If anyone wants a go at inking this for some unfathomable reason, feel free, since my inks -- as you'll see shortly -- are terrible:



    To highlight the pencils better, I used the threshold effect:



    And the digitally inked piece, left with a gray background because I liked it better this way -- I still didn't like this final piece, though. Too clean, too simple, but I just kind of got stuck there -- and it's a quickie, as I said.

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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2009
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    @AndreNavarro, I love that second drawing. It's lovely! Also because your hand is visible in the actual drawing portion of it.
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      CommentAuthorsebfowler
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2009
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    @Andre Navarro - I have no idea how you do what you do using just a mouse. I could never even attempt anything more that a mutated squiggle with a mouse. It doesn't help that I'm left handed, but use the mouse with my right. Anyway, lovely work!

    In case I don't get back in time with colours, here's my line art. Creative Commons applies, so if anyone wants to have a shot, it's welcomed. I thought her deceased pseudo-family deserved some air time, so they're on the walls, watching over her.
    mysta_large
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    Thanks to everyone for their kind comments. Lots of excellent work all round this week, but jamesmith3, struthersneil and as always Miranda seemed to hog most of my attention.

    The vague notion of a poster for a lost Fritz Lang movie hadn’t fully materialised when I dashed off my first attempt. I’m not entirely sure that adding Oscar Schlemmer ballet costumes has got me any closer to what I had in mind, but here’s another stab........ with apologies for the Babelfish German.




    Nietzschean supergods and Randian heroes are all helpless against a DaDa Luna-chick!
    • CommentAuthorkmcleod
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2009
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    I agree with dorkmuffin on Navarro's second picture. I looked at it for a long time.

    @sebfowler--
    You draw kewl looking people; do the portraits talk?
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      CommentAuthorRooth
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2009
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    Amazing stuff this week, you talented bunch!
    I wish I could have joined in, but I've been swamped with freelance deadlines all week.
    The day is not over though...
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    Dorkmuffin:
    I love that second drawing. It's lovely! Also because your hand is visible in the actual drawing portion of it.


    Thank you. The threshold effect might have looked less rough if I had taken a better picture of the drawing, though.

    Sebfowler:
    I have no idea how you do what you do using just a mouse. I could never even attempt anything more that a mutated squiggle with a mouse. It doesn't help that I'm left handed, but use the mouse with my right. Anyway, lovely work!


    Thanks. I've been using a mouse for so long I came up with techniques to make up for its chronic clunkiness. However, I'll buy material to ink my next drawings by hand, see if I can get a good photo of them and use them on the art threads in Whitechapel.

    kmcleod:
    I agree with dorkmuffin on Navarro's second picture. I looked at it for a long time.


    That puts a smile to my face. Thanks.
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    Some superb work this week by all, I'll do one someday!

    My motivation for this week was killed with Adam's first piece.

    @DisContent, I love the design of her uniform/skirt!
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      CommentAuthorkperkins
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2009
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    Had no time to do anything for this this week, but seeing a lot of fine work.
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      CommentAuthorBerserker
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2009 edited
     (7325.14)
    I thought with a name like Bron, it should be one fine big robot. Fine big.

    And, per Rootfireember's request, with super super cuteness moon sailoress hyper spaceschoolgirl action! With matching holographic family headstone accessories!! Holocaust earth and moon crater citadel playsets not included.

    No, wait. Yes they are:

    mystra and bron

    I tried to turn up the 'anime' quality, a leetle.

    [ edit: as usual, Creative Commons applies to this work. Also - stupid, stupid cat and its stupider, stupider hair. ]
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    Slightly late in the week:
    Photobucket
    In my mind I was aiming for a shitty 90's Image Comics-looking cover-type-thing, but then I realized that I can't really draw like Rob Liefeld, so I started over and came up with the above, which I'm not thrilled with. I wanted to have the logo "Ares and the Heiress" on there (or "Mars and the Moonie!"), but since I scrapped the cover concept, the text got lost, too. Oh well...
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2009
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    Andrew, on the contrary, whatever you did to hit this style, Bravo! Nice spin on your own "look". I too had a million ideas in my head for mine, and eventually just kind of brought it to a conclusion, not the one originally in my brainpan. I dig all the exaggerated muscle stuff, because where someone like Liefeld THOUGHT they were getting it right, I KNOW you know correct, and are doing it intentionally. I also dig the hatchy high-light coloring on the characters, very textural.
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      CommentAuthorjeffkevlar
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2009
     (7325.17)
    @frequentcontributer - I'm with Mr. Sizer. This piece may not have been what you were planning, but it is pretty awesome as it is.
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2009
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    Too Much Thought - I had the idea that Nors had BRON (Biological Repair Organic Nanobots) injected inside him to kill his possessed brain; And now he thinks he's the actual Hercules — which explains the club. Fear and Terror are in fact the sons of Ares.
    Trying to make the original better designed ...
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    @frequentcontributor - I love the look of your pic: it has a cool Kevin O'Neill vibe to it.
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    Sizer, kevlar, and Ken: Thanks. To Paul: When I was drawing Ares' torso, I kept thinking, "Where should I add more random muscles?" And the fact that both of his arms just drape off into nothing was a bonus for me, as well. My original imagined design would have had them all in those shapeless "slipper" feet dissappearing behind a strategically placed hill, standing around aiming guns.

    Berserker: I just noticed the two headstones off to the side. Nice touch.