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#41 Dopple

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 07:40 PM

My WOw chara

 

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#42 Dopple

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:41 PM

Third image for the third day with the best Pokemon, Tyranitar. Trying to draw more regularly, because I get stretches where a new game comes out or something and I don't pick up a pen for over a month.

 

Yeah, I saw the Mega Evo. Leave Tyranitar alone. >:/

 

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Feel free to leave a request if you have one lols.


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:08 PM

4 for 4 with some double trouble! 

 

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 07:28 PM

Chuas are too cute. What you should do is draw a Jolteon. A very angry and zappy Jolteon. Or a Pikachu looking at a stuffed Pikachu in confusion. Or Pikachu riding a Jolteon. Yes do a Pikachu riding a Jolteon. I know you love to draw riding things.


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:18 PM

Nobody is gonna wanna sit on what amounts to a ball of spikes, sweetheart.

 

In the meanwhile, some quick fanart of Taxi's "OC," Chainsaw Bouffant. Why, because it's a good story. Bonus commentary from my brother: "What the love is this? Why does it have a giant chainsaw sticking out of its love?"

 

fuhnahfsahfahfg

 

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 04:20 PM

A very angry and zappy Jolteon.

 

Well, Jolteon's not that angry, but this was kinda interesting. Also, huge ears.

 

jolteon_by_nepharus-d7ptc9k.png If you really wanted angry you could shop in a bulging vein on its forehead.

 

 

Always happy to try and answer any drawing, design or writing related questions, of course. Next in the request pileup might be Golden Sun related, unless I get something easier. Just kidding for now, Tich alternatively suggested I do the other Eevee evolutions. Probably only have enough attention for Flareon and Vaporeon though.


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:15 PM

Nobody is gonna wanna sit on what amounts to a ball of spikes, sweetheart.

 

In the meanwhile, some quick fanart of Taxi's "OC," Chainsaw Bouffant. Why, because it's a good story. Bonus commentary from my brother: "What the love is this? Why does it have a giant chainsaw sticking out of its love?"

 

fuhnahfsahfahfg

 

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 01:00 PM

Man, has it really been over a year since I heard about Chainsaw Bouffant? Felt like it was last week.

 

Following from Tich's request for other Eevee evolutions, Vaporeon.

 

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 05:50 PM

Here comes Flareon.

 

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Putting them together with some minor retouching on Jolteon's texture:

 

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 09:13 PM

Man, has it really been over a year since I heard about Chainsaw Bouffant? Felt like it was last week.

 

I know that feeling. Finding myself referring to things that happened years ago as if they were yesterday.



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 11:55 PM

=_= Yeah seriously.

 

Wrapping up today with another attempt at the best Pokemon. Not gonna lie, this one was frustrating. At a point I thought it might be one of those projects I stop somewhere and never pick up again.

 

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 07:25 PM

I remember Lingy likes Arcanine.

 

I like Arcanine too.

 

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The other day someone was showing me my old artwork they had on their harddrive. Wdf. Even I don't keep that stuff. Like this one, for example:

 

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lol!! I hardly even know where to begin. Maybe that you can tell my monitor wasn't very good from the black splotches in the background. Or Balrog's fat arms. Or the awful line quality. (To be fair, it was made back in ye good olde days with the mouse. And by good, I mean bad. Don't do it, it's a waste of time and ligaments.)


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Posted 20 July 2014 - 09:37 PM

Beachbro is so slow

 

I've got a case of the Encore because Pokemon is an easy way to broaden my viewership. :T Moreso if you draw popular Pokemon though. As in, not Slowbro.

 

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Researching Golden Sun even for refresher purposes is like pulling freaking teeth. The amount of horrible pairing fanart compared to the amount of everything else is max gag.


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Posted 25 July 2014 - 05:10 PM

Swung around to that Golden Sun request and realised how little I knew wdf I was doing. I think there are multi-headed dragons in there somewhere. 

 

Isn't this series supposed to be popular? What's with the lack of decent fanart and resources?

 

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 11:38 PM

Relatively quick request. Phew! I think that's all of them for now! Still accepting more, of course. ;')

 

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Reminds me somebody opened requests (not here), and proceeded to reject every prompt for the next two pages in the topic. Certainly there's no obligation to accept any particular request, but way to lose the point.


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 09:03 PM

Art trade n_n

 

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I received this:

 

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It's amazing, I love it.

 

 

I didn't use to accept requests because I couldn't trust myself to finish them. Like I once agreed to draw another of SpionKop's characters, and it bothered me for a few months since I'd never get around to it. I eventually apologised to him, but by that point he was like, "You're still worried about that? O_o" And then I realised I was being a weirdo. I still stopped accepting requests for a few years because I felt bad, though.

 

Well, it's not really a problem now when I can knock this stuff out in a day.


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Posted 23 August 2014 - 06:17 PM

This bit of bad dialogue advice got featured on DeviantArt. I was hoping I could learn something.

 

 

“Hey, time to wake up!” Ruby said.

“Mmf…” Red said.
“C’mon, rise and shine!” She said.
“Mmn…Five more minutes…” He said.
She said, “Are you going to sleep in all day, or what?”
He said, “Jus’ wanna sleep…zzz…”
 
Well, that’ll become a best seller...NOT. [Said] Get’s old and stale pretty fast, doesn’t it? To make your writing stronger, we need to replace and rearrange. Generally, the fewer ‘said’s in your work, the better. A reader may forgive you if you use it every now and then, but if you can avoid it, then avoid it. But the question is, how?

 

 

 

The problem isn't the word "said." The problem is that this example is horrible writing. "Said" gets stale here because these dialogue tags are redundant beyond identifying the speaker. Emphasising "said" by locating it at the beginning or end of every sentence compounds the issue.

 

Now you might tell me this is already pretty bad, to our mutual agreement:

 

“Hey, time to wake up!” Ruby said.

“Mmf…” Red said.

 

Boring and unworthwhile exchange aside, you can imply a character's tone of voice through actions instead of dialogue tags. 

 

Ruby barged into the room. "Hey, time to wake up!"

Red rolled away from her, groaning.

 

"Hey, time to wake up," Ruby said.

The bundle of blankets shifted. "Mmf..."

 

Bit of an aside, "Red said" is such an unfortunate rhyme I'd avoid the phrase as much as possible. If I had a character called Red, anyway.

 

 

 

Back to our example with our characters Ruby and Red, notice how our two characters are speaking, or their tone. ‘Said’ is a generic verb describing speech, but there are dozens, if not hundreds, of synonyms for it that can be used to specify how someone is speaking. 
 
Say we have a character saying the corniest line in the history of all things corny; “I love you.” If we wrote that with ‘said’, then it’d sound even cornier. However, if we replace ‘said’ with a better, more specific verb, then we can make it less corny.
 
“I love you,” He said. (Original)
“I love you,” He whispered. (romantic version)
“I love you,” He croaked. (dramatic moment after he’s beat up and dying sappy  version)
“I love you!” He shouted. (loud version?)

 

 

How about no?

 

“I love you,” He croaked. (dramatic moment after he’s beat up and dying sappy  version)

 

If you execute the bolded part well, you won't have to specify that he's "croaking" (like a frog or something...), or need the dialogue tag at all. Worse, when such substitutes are located after a particularly long quote, you're forcing the reader to go back and rethink how the character spoke. Obnoxious work.

 

 


See what a difference it makes? Let’s try to rewrite our little conversation again with this ‘anti-said’ idea in mind;

 
“Hey, time to wake up!” Ruby yelled.
“Mmf…” Red mumbled.
“C’mon, rise and shine!” She barked.
“Mmn…Five more minutes…” He muttered.
She huffed, “Are you going to sleep in all day, or what?”
He grumbled, “Jus’ wanna sleep…zzz…”
 
 
This is still gross because of all the "-ed" endings and the repetitive sentence structure. Also notice only one sense is carrying the scene: sound. Actions can take on some of the heavy-lifting from the dialogue, instead of leaving you comatose like in this example.
 
I've seen some other extremes, such as stories with no sense of touch, so you're floating the whole time you read it.
 

 

That’s definitely much better,

 

 

lol
 

 

but we can play with it even more. For starters, we don’t have to strictly say ‘he/she/name (insert said synonym)’. We can tell the reader who’s talking by referring to the speaker’s actions or elaborating on what the speaker is doing as he/she is talking.

 

“Hey, time to wake up!” Ruby yelled into Red’s ear.

“Mmf…” He pulled the plush quilt over his head.
“C’mon, rise and shine!” The girl vigorously shook him by the shoulder.
“Mmn…Five more minutes…” Red muttered.
“Are you going to sleep in all day, or what?” She huffed with a pout.
Curling up into a ball under the covers, he grumbled, “Jus’ wanna sleep…zzz…”
 

 

 

At least the author recognises actions help identify the speaker, but it's really much more than that. 

 


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Posted 19 September 2014 - 09:25 PM

I don't like to be too picky about how I draw things sometimes, so my pictures have drastically varying levels of polish. Keeps my brain from exploding on an off day. 1000x more wound up about writing, even if you never see any come out of me.
 
Random picture to keep this post from being empty.
 
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Posted 30 October 2014 - 07:03 PM

You know when you're new at something and you have no idea what you're doing?

 

I'm there right now! Feel free to come laugh at me :D

 

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Maya is a pretty big program, but the exciting thing is that you can build something like this after learning 0.5% of the tools. As long as your computer isn't hopelessly slow.

 

Just in time for :halloween: too


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Posted 02 November 2014 - 12:41 AM

Another 1% of the tools: skinned, rigged and a crappy animation. I'm so thrilled wading through this flipping UI with menus inside of menus hiding behind more menus. 

 

xzQaJKn.gif Btw his name is Moofi.

 

 

These last few days if I wasn't getting dragged somewhere I'd lock myself in my room and do this the whole time. Well I'm alright with how this turned out, considering I didn't use any references.

 

Something else on the side.

 

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