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Short Explanation: Here's my entry for DeviantArt's 11th Birthday Skribble Contest.

Long Explanation: I started this contest as soon as it popped up in my inbox and got about half way through a piece that had sharks floating in space when I finally checked out some of the submissions and noticed that everybody was doing some kind of marine life thanks to shark I started over.

Thank god I did because I am fairly new to using Manga/Comic Studio and I think I learned a lot from starting the other piece so that I was able to come up with something far more creative and something that I was infinitely more happy with.

My previous attempt can be seen here: [link]

As for this piece - I was so nervous about doing something with the lines that I wasn't supposed to (I read the rules like a million times) that I kept them on a separate layer the entire time so as not to mess with them even though I wanted to make them thinner or tapper soooo badly I was too afraid. If you can't make out the lines I have made up a cheat sheet here: [link]

Soooo long story short - thanks DA for the contest and the opportunity to create a piece that is the first one I am truly happy with in a long time.

Comic/Manga Studio, Photoshop CS5
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tuanserigala Sep 2, 2011   Digital Artist
Awesome :D
Looks amazing, and I love when hot pink is used as a focal color (well!).
warisheck Aug 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you dude! I agree - I totally like obnoxious colors thrown in - I've been checking out a lot of Matteo DeLongis' work and he's got some crazy good color palettes like that so I thought I would give it a shot :D How's life been after Ringling?
It's been alright. A financial struggle for sure, and not being able to find a job is what it sounds like. I've been trying to build up my painting skills. Real life oil still lifes and digital fantasy. Never felt like I had time at Ringling to work on such weaknesses. I haven't heard of Matteo DeLongis, but I will definitely check him out. I always personally felt that you worked well in color, and that some of your palettes were things I would have never ever imagined, but looked amazing when you placed them together. How's your life post Ringling? I also think that the comic program you are using for your lines is really playing to the strengths of your original drawings. One more thing: are you still using a Bamboo tablet? Which one do you have and would you recommend one? I'm in the market for one, and I remember talking to you about them once upon a time...
warisheck Aug 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I feel the same way about time at Ringling - it was like I was constantly being introduced to new things and new styles that I never had the time to figure out one set system that worked for me...and that's what I am trying to figure out now.

I hear you about financial struggles - still haven't found that "dream job" yet that is a combination of art and financial security.

Thanks so much about the color thing - honestly color choices are always the hardest decisions for me to make so a lot of my reference material is based off of color palettes that I like and then work off of.

I am not using my Bamboo anymore - I got an Intuos for Christmas and retired my bamboo; however, if I hadn't gotten the intuos i probably would still be using it - I think it's a great tablet for the price and does pretty much all the same things as the fancier ones. (Now that I have started focusing more on my line-work I am drooling over the cintiqs but honestly who has $2000 to drop on whim right?) So yeah I would definitely recommend the bamboo - the only downside I found is that it is way susceptible to scratches which don't really affect the touch system all that much but cause little bumps in the line-work every now and then D:

I would love to see some of your digital fantasy stuff! I was always jealous of your innate ability to simplify things in an aesthetically pleasing way :D
Oh pretty lady, you make me blush! Yeah, I feel like I'm in the middle of like an art identity crisis. I love Vector, but it hasn't gotten me any jobs that call for any kind of Vector artist. I've always wanted to do epic fantasy paintings, that was my goal when I entered Ringling, but things change. A lot of companies are hiring that I would love to work for (Blizzard!) but I just don't have a portfolio of appropriate works. I've been figure drawing and painting, and damn I wish I could go back through Ringling once again because I have learned so much! Plus, I'd like some technical pieces for my portfolio.

I remember you using Painter to pull color schemes for that wicked spider piece. I still think the two I liked best (as far as color goes) is that Kurt Cobain piece and that self portrait you did with the birds. I think because you pay so much heed to color, that is why it is successful.

Grats on the Intous! I had a Intous3 but the battery leaked and I was mortified. I'm using an old tablet of my boyfriend's at the moment. It's okay, but the drawing area is super tiny and when I want long sweeping lines I hit the edge :(. Also, no kidding about 2k. If I had that kind of money it would go straight into home repairs, but I might get anew tablet for Christmas.

I've been working on and off for like two years on a Blood Elf priest painting. I really can't create my own generic fantasy stuff, it just always feels.... generic. But it is looking really great so far, if I do say so myself. I'm working on it in earnest and will def post when it is done.

Thanks for the super compliment about being able to simplify stuff. It's a double edged sword, because when you get into trying to create form you have to stop yourself from simplifying. And value will always ALWAYS be my weakness :O

Are you still in Rhode Island? I'm here in Florida. If you are I hope the storm didn't hit you too bad!
ambacreations Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like it!
warisheck Aug 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
FlowerLee Aug 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I wouldnt want that hat on my head but anyway great job XD
warisheck Aug 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah right - what the picture doesn't tell you is that she has a pounding headache and the back of her neck is itchy from all the feathers lol...but thanks :D
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