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Week 4 - Pianist (Ulala from Space Channel 5) by dtConfect
Week 4 - Pianist (Ulala from Space Channel 5)
Themed drawing event with :iconbombpersons:
Counterpart to: ???

As with the 'Army' week, this was significantly delayed. I don't think bomb has finished his yet, but I'm gonna put mine up anyway because he could be a while yet.

I've been out of drawing for a while, faffing with interviews, then deliberating what job to take, then house hunting. It's been about three weeks, all-n-all, and I was a bit out of touch when I started this. I wasn't best pleased from the get go, but I'm glad I persisted through the awkward pose, sloppy colouring, and absolute agony that was the circular piano.

For the pose, I worked from an alteration of a ballet photograph I've since lost; for the clothes and general design, I had to take some liberties when referencing a screenshot of mine from the excellent Space Channel 5 Part 2 (cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/5…; and the lighting I had to make up as I went along.

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Idol Shark by dtConfect
Idol Shark
Oh dear...

I didn't really want to put this up on DA because it's kinda out there, but I'm quite proud of the lighting and the movement of the skirt, even if the subject matter is odd.

Ref image: i.imgur.com/Mdfv0eT.jpg
For those interested: www.reddit.com/r/sharkmoe/
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Week 3 - Army (Mio Sakamoto Propaganda Poster) by dtConfect
Week 3 - Army (Mio Sakamoto Propaganda Poster)
Themed drawing event with :iconbombpersons:
Counterpart to: bombpersons.deviantart.com/art…

Last week's was kind of delayed for both of us, so I was able to spend longer than intended on this, here and there, and I wanted to since I was pretty enamoured with my initial sketch. This was really far out of my comfort zone: the angle, the pose, the line weight, the clouds... It's also interesting to look back at my last drawing of Mio and compare the colours. This one is much brighter and more attractive. I seem to have had something of a saturation phobia in the past ^^;

I have a textless version and some WIP screengrabs sitting around. I've been trying to upload a WIP steps gallery to imgur but it's not having any, so I may or may not get around to working something else out.

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Week 2 - Texas (via Tomoe Shinohara) by dtConfect
Week 2 - Texas (via Tomoe Shinohara)
Themed drawing event with :iconbombpersons:
Counterpart to: bombpersons.deviantart.com/art…

In the first session I actually ended with line-art and blocked in shades of gray, rather than rush and do a poor job of colouring a picture I was quite pleased with. I've spent a couple more hours colouring it in over the week since and I'm really glad I did. This is probably the best colouring I've ever done (sad to say).

P.S.: Don't worry if you don't understand what's up with this crazy girl - it's a reference to a music video, and a bit of an in-joke.

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Character Design: Sonja by dtConfect
Character Design: Sonja
I've been working on redesigning this character from an old, old drawing (dtconfect.deviantart.com/art/F… over the last could of weeks, in-between studying anatomy, eyes, and other goings on. There are other intermediate sketches I've not uploaded here, but this one is pretty much final.

I tried to simplify things so she'd be easier to draw more often, so I've removed the fish-skeleton choker, the octopus-patterned dress, and her hair rolls completely. I actually spent a good while coming up with a better hairdo and I'm pretty pleased with what I ended up with.

Also put some effort into developing the clothes into something more fleshed out and particular, as this will help with repeated drawing too. This meant paying attention to how parts fit together, how they sit upon her body, and what they actually are.

I unified the leggings and mid-section into a wetsuit because I liked the sense of unity this gave the outfit, and, moved the little circles off of the 'corset' area, and onto the skirt and jacket. White stripes up the back and front of the wetsuit on the body and legs help to highlight that it is in fact the same garment, and hopefully hint at the material/texture. I guess the bottom of the jacket and top of the skirt fasten onto the wetsuit using hidden hooks or something to help keep them in place.

The umbrella... still needs work.

Also FYI: The 'jabot' is the frilly white flair on her chest. I like it. Consider it final.
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:iconnowiismywife:
Nowiismywife Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav dt :D
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ForeRunnerOfAutumn Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome to deviant art!
thnx for the fave!
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