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StonyBrook

Click for bigger, and I warn you now: it’s huge. This is for the Press, obviously. Header done in Illustrator, linework in Photoshop, coloring with Painter. 124% accuracy.

Umm and for the hell of it I’ll throw these guys in here (Mavros and Imriel from the book Kushiel’s Scion):

mavros_imriel

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Miss Anguissette

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“The blood beat in my ears, with a sound like bronze wings clashing. A red haze veiled my vision. Kushiel’s face swam before my eyes, cruel and compassionate.” – Kushiel’s Avatar

Ooh, a proper colored version. It’s part of an illustration I sent a friend depicting a confrontation scene in the book Kushiel’s Chosen. Originally it was just colored normally, but the rest of the panels looked sort of bland. I decided that, since the books are from Phèdre’s perspective, and she was about to watch an absolutely scene-stopping fight take place, it would only be fitting to have the scene painted with the signature color that clouds her vision any time she is asked to enforce the will of Kushiel, the punishing angel. If that made no sense to you since you don’t know the books…well, I hope you enjoy the picture anyway.

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I don’t know if I’d consider this completed, but it’s not a work in progress, either. Just some fooling around, playing with skin tones. This is my friend Greg. I make him look a little Asian, but he’s convinced people that he’s half Asian, so I think it’s ok. This is a picture we took when we were putzing around Brighton Beach in England a few months ago. We live  glamorous, jet-setting lives, you see.

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ah! what?

Experiment in coloring with a texture thrown in to make it a bit grittier. Lineart in Painter and coloring in Photoshop. I’m glad I finally got this guy’s base design and coloring down. What a dope. He’s supposed to be a knight, but an incredibly inept one. Well, inept isn’t really the word. More like constantly bewildered, probably.

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Why ride a chocobo when you can ride Basch?

Why ride a chocobo when you can ride Basch?

I had this in my head all day yesterday. But I couldn’t start drawing it until well after most normal folks are resting soundly in their beds. Penelo’s facial expression literally took me half of the time I spent on the whole thing. And it’s so stupidly simple, too. It’s the pigtails, I tell you. The pigtails throw everything off.

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she of big eye and strange nose

Coloring is so tedious and almost, almost not worth my time. *Whine moar*

This is a colored version of the image of the girl holding the book that I sketched in pen and copic markers (look at the first post for the original). I daresay this one is a little less obscured by shadows, but it’s not done, so we’ll see about that. It has to be ~ominous~ after all. My sense of anatomy says WHY ARE HER EYES SO BIG but Ehhh. Ehh. Also not sure if I love her hair color. Alas~~

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fiddle faddle

A bit more fiddling with painter for the day. Her nose looks a tad small . . . BUT I have a newfound fetish for lips as you can probably tell. She’s supposed to be gaunt, starving and sleep deprived. A girl after your own heart, eh?

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she's a laaady (said in tom jones voice)

Phèdre no Delaunay! Gosh I love her character! I have to get her right one day. There needs to be a hint of playfulness, a hint of cleverness, a hint of desire and a deep layer of submission and soul-bearing involved. Sounds pretty easy, eh? Yeah..

For those who aren’t familiar; in the books, she has a scarlet colored speck in her eye (the medical student in me calls it sectoral heterochromia in her left eye) so for the purposes of this picture I reversed it a bit, adding a speck of white for effect. Woo!

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Viva Barista

Viva Barista

Cindy and Kelly got into a car accident. After I freaked out and flailed my arms wildly in sock, yes, in sock, I drew this for Cindy so she could feel a smidge better. That is a portafilter in her hand.

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