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    • CommentAuthorBerserker
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2011
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    @kperkins & @viol8tor -

    Those are nifty sweet - I like how in some incredibly unlikely way you both seem to have a similar vibe to your rendering styles, even with totally different techniques being used.

    kperkins, the way you did the eyes in yours is simultaneously Morpheus ala the Matrix, and alien, ala a lobster or whatever. Like how that works.

    viol8tor, I'll be honest, I like the way you did my hat - it looks like it was made of bricks! True fact - that hat is made of PAPER of all the goddamned things. And is still in fine working order YEARS later. Oh, also - the cyclops wearing the tye-die in the background working the register was in fact a fine and proud Nordic queen of the Midwest, and she had enough faux hardware within reach of the cash to be sure NO ONE ever tried to roll that store. Including many more those grenades, which even as empty shells were heavy enough that I'd not want to be beaned with one if I could help it.

    And don't feel bad if either of you misconstrued Glossolalia as being me. Neither of us post enough to be that well known around here, and anyway, I look more or less like an entirely different person every single year anyway, and those pics are REALLY old now...
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    I haven't been here in forever, I had nearly 300 posts to get blown away by, hence this:

    collection
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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2011
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    There seemed to be a distinct lack of Fedoras in this thread. I thought I should fix that.

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      CommentAuthorAmpersand
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2011
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    @Morac I agree. Now if only my old Fedora fit me properly... Do extraordinarily old photos count?
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      CommentAuthorBattGuano
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2011
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    this time I went for multiple victims,....

    Octopus fancies Sharkpony?

    Any similarity to persons living or dead is entirely coincidental, especially Neila, Oddbill, Mojokingbee & Dorkmuffin!!

    Thanks to everyone for the feedback on the last image.

    It got a bit rushed at the end,- it was pressing towards 3am and I flung a background together because I couldn't be arsed vectoring up the smoke edges, I think by then I was too cross-eyed to see the texture repeat, I will fix it soon and post a better version as originally planned. I'll also post links the the full res versions as soon as I can find some space to host them from.

    @Sizer - I've spent many years drawing textures so the surface treatment for the metal was the easy bit for me, its just everything else I need to master now :) I was tempted explain the thought process that resulted in that last pic, but I suspect that might spoil it a bit. I will post up the sketches soon. And I've just spent 4 day's camping in Wales so there may be some amusing fodder to post as well.

    @Neila - I couldn't make Sharkpony's rainbow tail work in this pic, so imagine its swished the other way, but I did carry over the octopus to give Sharkpony some company!!
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      CommentAuthorYskaya
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2011
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    Oh Wauw! that is one hell of a narrative portrait, BattGuano. :D
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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2011
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    Amazing work, BattGuano!

    In other news, I got a gas mask yesterday for a masquerade party.
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      CommentAuthorAlastair
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2011
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    battguano just won the internet
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2011
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    @Ryan S Thomson: Oh nice! I look like I'm ready to Bring the Funk (which is something I surely wish I could do outside that picture!) Very cool, dude.
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2011 edited
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    Epic, Bat, Epic. You are becoming a force to beat on this thread. Good on you!
    BTW: What's your art background? With your skills, you can't have just appeared from under a cabbage leaf (or could you?)
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      CommentAuthorEels4eyes
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2011
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    null

    I found my dad's hoodie from back in the day.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2011
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    Holy shit, Batt!
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      CommentAuthorNeila
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2011
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    @BattGuano



    :O

    My god man! That's amazing! :D Mind if I set it as the background for my desktop? XD
    • CommentAuthorDavie
    • CommentTimeApr 10th 2011
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    @Morac: Done! You know what compliments a fedora? Noir! So I created something along those lines. Please forgive me for forgetting your thumbnail.
    And as usual, I am continuously humbled by the amount of talent in this thread.
    Morac Noir
    And in the interest of perpetrating silliness, here's me doing a Die Hard with a replica PPK with moving parts made out of cardboard and masking tape that my brother built because he is a madman with a gun fetish. Anyway.
    Silliness
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      CommentAuthoroddbill
    • CommentTimeApr 10th 2011 edited
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    @BattGuano

    ...

    This is the coolest thing that has ever happened to me on the internet.

    So thanks!

    Now if I can just distract Neila with this Firedorkmuffin long enough to reach my baseball bat...

    What about the Sharkpony? Hopefully my guard octopus can take care of that:
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      CommentAuthorBattGuano
    • CommentTimeApr 10th 2011
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    A really big thank you to everyone for the kind comments, you're all being way too kind!! Following my usual random approach I was sketching the most dramatic or dynamic poses from the source pics and it sort of came together.

    @Sizer - I really rate your artwork in all its many styles so you cannot guess how chuffed I am you like it. Until recently I worked in the computer games industry, modeling environments and objects in 3dsmax etc. but I'd let my traditional skills stagnate so when the studio i worked for closed, I decided to sit back and start enjoying my art again, and Whitechapel and all its many contributors has really sparked the passion, I thought I was too old for that sort of thing! :). That said I think I am at least part cabbage!!

    @Neila - I would be totally honored if you used it as a desktop, I'm genuinely relieved you like it, - Its scary enough drawing real people but including their creations as well!! - The original is in a higher res, but I can't squeeze them into my available web space at the moment, as soon as I sort an alternative I'll post some links. - If you do the sharkpony Tshirt's I will gladly buy one and wear it with pride!!! (I really think sharkpony could make a fantastic game character as well).

    @OddBill - I think Octopus may be in love with Sharkpony!! (of course everyone loves sharkpony!!) - I suspect that after the initial showdown, events will force the protagonists to work together in the fashion of the best spaghetti westerns. I only hope someone frees Mojokingbee from the vortex tank first.

    And a big thank you to everyone else who is providing such fine fodder, I love the hats, bearskins and gun toting poses, when the initial source is full of character the pictures compose themselves.
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    @BattGuano...thanks heaps!!! Loving how you've tied it all together with a solid concept...that and it's a very finished piece. Can't wait to see more.
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      CommentAuthorNeila
    • CommentTimeApr 10th 2011 edited
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    @BattGuano I've been holding off on posting a link to these, because I feel weird about linking to something to sell here D: but Sharkpony shirt Black and Sharkpony shirt White .
    Also even showed my family the illustration bwaha. It is now my desktop background too. XD I've been debating still about making a comic with Sharkpony, I think I might, it's just fun to draw. XD
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      CommentAuthorviol8tor
    • CommentTimeApr 10th 2011
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    Photobucket
    So I was going through all the pics. to find out what a Sharkpony is (very cool by the way Neila) & I found this pic of Agos. I think I actually wanted to do this one earlier but got distracted by other things. You know how it is. Let me know what you guys think. I'm really proud of this one so be gentle.
    Sorry or mistaking you for Berserker, Glossolalia (thats such an odd name, I had to look at it like 3 time to make sure I spelled it right) I never looked at peoples icon. I didn't even know I could do that.
    Yea Berserker I tend to get a little lazy when it comes to intricate work like how your hat is waved. Sorry. I particularly like the way the stubble came out. My first instinct was to do a Shaggy thing But I'm glade I did it that way.

    Oh yea. Battguano, you're pretty bad-a$$!
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    @Batguano - out-fucking-standing, both of your entries so far. Orders of magnitude better than anything I could manage.