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#6003135 Apr 21, 2012 at 09:52 PM · Edited 10 years ago
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Commissions Update - 6/2/2012 - CLOSED as of 6/18/2012
So yeah, I've decided to sort of do "commissions", this is for the sake of my own art practice. Here's the deal: They're free for now, and I'll draw your characters and take your pose, outfit, etc. suggestions. However, I choose who to draw, when to draw them, whether to color, and I get final say on poses, outfits, etc. There's also no guarantee that I'll draw yours or how long it'll take, I may not at all, so please don't bug me about it.

If you want one done, send me a forum IM here with reference pics and outfit/pose/etc description. If you don't send a forum IM, I likely will not do the request. I won't likely reply to the IM unless I need more details, but I'll add your name to the list so you know I received it. I don't plan on doing more than one per person, so if you send references for a few characters, I'll choose one of them to do. If you want one in specific done, then only send one, or note it in the IM (though I can choose to ignore that). However, if you send me a pose/action suggestion, I'll likely do something based on that.

Note: This list is in the order I received the request by forum IM, and while I might change it up, I am currently going down the list in order.

To do List
  • Kliffoth - Elegy
  • Reldin - Azunai
  • BobFromAccounting - Razira
  • micromax2000 - Danger Deer
  • General Freedom - Violet Mask
  • Mickenzy - Chinook
  • Aerostream - Trouble Maker
  • darkblade98 - Soldier Boy
  • Divael - Divael
  • Real Soviet Damage - Real Soviet Damage
  • savagegreywolf - Wolfgirl
  • Realsorceror - Nightwave
  • SomethingWitty - Psyche
  • Sprawler - Chivalry
  • Wraith - Wraith
  • FrozenViolet - Raspberry Balm
  • Swixer - Mr. Blank
  • Miko Westworth - Miko Westworth
  • Albert Wanger - Panzer
  • Duke of J - The Censor



My super speedster martial artist, Ashanti


Picture of Ashanti wearing her Courier uniform from Eagle Express.


My Telekinetic teleporter (and admitted Nightcrawler rip-off) Nightchild


A picture of Kliffoth's Shadow bard, Elegy


Azunai looking unimpressed


Razira dropping down from a building, using her fire abilities to control her fall.


Danger Deer in his stunning first appearance


Violet Mask getting ready for a fight


Chinook relaxing in the park


Trouble Maker also looking unimpressed


Soldier Boy ready for a fight
#6003671 Apr 22, 2012 at 02:32 AM
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That's really nice! The colour and linework is really great!
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#6003948 Apr 22, 2012 at 04:26 AM
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Very nicely done!




#6004254 Apr 22, 2012 at 06:10 AM
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It IS very good.

If you were trying to do a Bruce Lee pose, I think the one thing you're missing is the sense of perspective on the legs. The front leg doesn't seem to be closer than the back leg. Perspective is one of the hardest things for an artist to get right, so it's only a small problem ^^

Overall, great work :)
#6004647 Apr 22, 2012 at 08:22 AM
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#6004254 Sprawler wrote:

It IS very good.

If you were trying to do a Bruce Lee pose, I think the one thing you're missing is the sense of perspective on the legs. The front leg doesn't seem to be closer than the back leg. Perspective is one of the hardest things for an artist to get right, so it's only a small problem ^^

Overall, great work :)



Thanks. That's a good observation, probably didn't help that I ran out of space on the paper and couldn't finish the legs either XD I'm trying to learn how to draw entirely with a tablet now, so that shouldn't be an issue anymore.
#6159908 May 22, 2012 at 11:20 PM
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Finally decided to do a new picture, this time of my character Nightchild. Tried out a new shading style, basically trying to mimic that heavy contrast shadows. I really like how it turned out actually, I might keep doing that.
#6160238 May 23, 2012 at 01:39 AM
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Stunning!

If I could use only one word to describe it, I'd say..."Authentic". It's very high quality, and definitely worthy of being considered professional talent! Well done!

#6160461 May 23, 2012 at 03:22 AM
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I am amazed like everyone else,
but there's a site that give you a lot of poses and artists from industries used this site to train themselves.
Would like to have it or pass it and... what program did you used?



Gimp, Photoshop or one random anime program which I can't remember the name. xD
#6160896 May 23, 2012 at 06:08 AM
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#6160238 Bernard The Beast wrote:

Stunning!

If I could use only one word to describe it, I'd say..."Authentic". It's very high quality, and definitely worthy of being considered professional talent! Well done!



Thanks! Though I'd have to disagree, I've seen professional and I'm a long way away. It's a pretty static and easy pose I did, I wanted to do a more actiony type pose originally, but I couldn't manage a lot of the advanced techniques it requires.

#6160461 Commander Alexander wrote:

I am amazed like everyone else,
but there's a site that give you a lot of poses and artists from industries used this site to train themselves.
Would like to have it or pass it and... what program did you used?



Gimp, Photoshop or one random anime program which I can't remember the name. xD



Sure, that sounds helpful, one of my biggest problems right now is anatomy in advanced poses, which references always helps resolve.

As to the program, for Nightchild I drew everything on a tablet (I used a pencil sketch for the Ashanti one), so the whole thing was done from start to finish in that random anime program you can't remember the name of XD. It's called Paint Tool SAI, I'm much more familiar with Photoshop, but Paint Tool SAI is way better at drawing lineart with a tablet than Photoshop is. However, when the lineart and coloring work was done in SAI, I took it over to Photoshop to finish it.
#6162242 May 23, 2012 at 12:03 PM
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Thanks for the info about the program and now, here's the site and you probably have heard of it.

http://www.posemaniacs.com/

It has plenty of poses and sets, you'll love it.

#6163523 May 23, 2012 at 06:35 PM
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#6162242 Commander Alexander wrote:

Thanks for the info about the program and now, here's the site and you probably have heard of it.

http://www.posemaniacs.com/

It has plenty of poses and sets, you'll love it.



I've used that site before, myself. Very useful.
#6163560 May 23, 2012 at 06:53 PM
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So, Ashanti, interested in commission work (or just something else to draw)? I think your art style (especially your first picture) would translate well into drawing my main, Razira (PDB page linked in the sig below).

Interested? Please let me know.
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#6163676 May 23, 2012 at 08:00 PM
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#6162242 Commander Alexander wrote:

Thanks for the info about the program and now, here's the site and you probably have heard of it.

http://www.posemaniacs.com/

It has plenty of poses and sets, you'll love it.



Thanks a lot, I do remember seeing that site, but I completely forgot about it. That could be very useful!

#6163560 Bob From Accounting wrote:

So, Ashanti, interested in commission work (or just something else to draw)? I think your art style (especially your first picture) would translate well into drawing my main, Razira (PDB page linked in the sig below).

Interested? Please let me know.



I'm not really doing commissions right now, most of my stuff is practice/experimental, so I tend to draw stuff that'd be interesting to try something new with. Maybe once I'm comfortable with drawing this kind of stuff, but I think I've got a long way to go.
#6174895 May 26, 2012 at 05:28 PM
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Put up a new picture, I really wanted one of Ashanti's Eagle Express courier uniform to show what that looks like.

Tried the comic shading/coloring stuff on Ashanti. Don't like it as much as I did with Nightchild, not sure if I messed something up or if I just rushed it. Will have to mess around with it some next time.
#6174900 May 26, 2012 at 05:30 PM
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You are an amazing artist, Ashanti :)
#6175338 May 26, 2012 at 08:19 PM
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It might be the brighter colors overall on Ashanti that make it not look as good to you in your eyes. I dunno, as I think it turned out just fine.

I like the outfit overall on her - looks like something a super-speeder would wear, as it doesn't get in the way of her running motions at all.
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#6175505 May 26, 2012 at 09:18 PM · Edited 10 years ago
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#6175338 Bob From Accounting wrote:

It might be the brighter colors overall on Ashanti that make it not look as good to you in your eyes. I dunno, as I think it turned out just fine.

I like the outfit overall on her - looks like something a super-speeder would wear, as it doesn't get in the way of her running motions at all.



Maybe it is a bit too bright, doesn't feel like I shaded it quite fully. Ah well.

And thanks, that's her uniform for the courier company I created, Eagle Express, not the normal fair for their employee uniforms, but hers is custom tailored for super speed. I have that costume in CO, but it doesn't look anything like that picture outside of the vague colors XD Unfortunately, you can't put normal clothing on cheetah fur characters :/ That's why I wanted to have a drawing to point to for people to get the idea.
#6175738 May 26, 2012 at 11:12 PM
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Yeah, sadly there's no 'skin' layer where you can just put whatever you want on top of it. Annoying when say, jeans make any underlying skin pattern just outright vanish.

That said, tried the new Patterned Armor costume pack? It opens up a new Hips Wear & Gear item that might work for Ashanti. That and say, the Golden Age, Heroic Formal, or Pulp Chest Wear items might give you the look you're looking for ingame.
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#6177446 May 27, 2012 at 11:31 AM
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#6175738 Bob From Accounting wrote:

Yeah, sadly there's no 'skin' layer where you can just put whatever you want on top of it. Annoying when say, jeans make any underlying skin pattern just outright vanish.

That said, tried the new Patterned Armor costume pack? It opens up a new Hips Wear & Gear item that might work for Ashanti. That and say, the Golden Age, Heroic Formal, or Pulp Chest Wear items might give you the look you're looking for ingame.



Yeah, I use the subligar plus jean pattern to make jean shorts. It's a shame though that the options are so limited. I'd have liked to do something closer to that outfit, which is more possible with the clothes with skin options.
#6205514 Jun 02, 2012 at 07:52 PM
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New Picture, one of Kliffoth's character, Elegy.

Also, here's a maskless version of Elegy: