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-2015- Akumesis by Eric-3
-2015- Akumesis
It seems like a lot of my commentaries start with "I had this idea for a long time, but I'm only getting around to it now", or something to that effect.

For whatever reason, I felt like Akuma and Nemesis shared enough visual similarities that combining the two would work. So here's "Akumesis". Alternate titles were "Nekuma", "Raging B.O.W.", and "Kelly". It was fun blending the designs together, despite its simplicity (or maybe that even helped).

I was going to leave the prayer beads as prayer beads but just green and veiny and stuff, but later decided to imbed them in more organically like Nemesis Type 3.

I considered posing him in an attack (most likely Shoryuken). I also considered posing him in a combination between Nemesis' yell and that...thing where Akuma's off his heels and powering up or something.

I decided on this simple walk forward, which is all just Nemesis, for the sheer intimidation factor over the other ideas. I was initially happy with how the drawing came out, but as usual I didn't notice my major errors until very late into the picture. The biggest one I had to fix was that his torso muscles weren't really lined up to make sense with the lower body. That was a pain, and I still don't know if it's "right" but it's as right as I could get it without re-drawing it by hand.

I also don't think I did the proportions/angle right on the arms and legs to make him look like he's walking (even taking into account the slow, stiff walk of Nemesis).

I wanted to combine the Umbrella logo with the Heaven kanji somewhere. I considered the background (like when it flashes for Akuma during specific finishes), but felt it wouldn't fit the tone I wanted. And I wasn't going to put it on his back like Akuma's pose since then you can't see the front. So I just put it on his front, scarred open and very loosely stitched.

I originally had it glowing red with faint beams coming out, but decided to light it up with fire because everything is better with fire. The beams kind of looked cheesy/unfitting. I still left the fire faint though since I didn't want it to obscure the stitches or the body too much. It used to be plain red, but I added purple outlines to get a little Shin Akuma in there.

I was going to give this a colder palette for the night time since I don't often use a colder lighting/feel. For a big chunk of my time colouring, the picture was lighter and more...neutrally coloured. I was going to put a faint blue lighting on it after I was done. I ended up choosing this darker purple/red thing though, just to make it more menacing.

I'm really pissed at myself for totally overlooking that torso thing I mentioned and having to try and salvage it, but I'm still pleased with the picture overall.
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-2015- Happy Birthday by Eric-3
-2015- Happy Birthday
Here's a little birthday card I did for someone. On my monitor resolution at least, the image is virtually the same size as the actual card.

I don't use reference much and am not used to drawing realistically, and it shows here. I really wish this had turned out closer to the original image. I don't know how else to do better though, short of lots of experience (which I don't exactly have time to do when it's for a specific date). This was already a second shot at it. The first one was even worse. All things considered, I'd be content enough if people can tell who it is right away. IF.

The inside says:

"Sorry. I'm dyslexic.
I meant 62.

I know you're not mad though, because you are now reading this in Morgan Freeman's voice and it's calming you down.

That, or you saw Morgan Freeman as a cat and were so flabbergasted and saying, "Is that Morgan Freeman as a cat?!", and I was all "Yes", and Morgan Freeman was, like, "Meow", and you were too baffled to pay attention to anything after that."

I tried finding a card that said that so I didn't have to make one myself, but I couldn't find it. Weird. I thought it would be a pretty common message.
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-2015- Mazuse by Eric-3
-2015- Mazuse
Portrait of my witch character Trina. I haven't drawn my original characters in years. I'd really like to get back into it, but I still lack the time...

This was done to try something I've been wanting to try for a long time but just never drew a picture that would be suitable for it. I wanted to try a picture that relied less on lines and more on colours to define the form. It was something I wouldn't get to since most of my drawings leaned towards aggressive and rough, which seemed to NEED the dark lines I was doing to complement them.

For a while, this picture was looking promising in the regard of getting rid of the lines and bringing out the form without them. But after a large chunk of the picture had been done, I was realizing that it was an AWFUL lot of work to get the look I was going for. Most of it was fun, but it certainly wasn't efficient. This is just a head, too; I have no idea how long it would take to do more of a body. Maybe it was a long process because it was my first time really trying it and now that I have a better idea of what to do, it would be quicker and easier.

But also, I'm not sure the style is even right for most of my subject matter. I like how this turned out, but I'm not sure it's right for the kind of work I'd normally do. I'd hate to go through all the trouble of using the look when it's not even the ideal style for me. I don't aim for photorealism in my style, but there's a certain level of realism I'd want to be in there. It was very frustrating trying to learn it here though. I did learn stuff (which I probably forgot before I even finished this) about lighting and anatomy and why stuff looks the way it does in some photos I was looking at, but it was not fun. I obsessed over so much because I want to do my best but I also just don't understand some things no matter how much I look at them.

There's a level of realism I want to apply, but it's also making the picture less fun to do because I get more frustrated than usual when I'm trying to apply something I don't understand very well. Even after all my effort, something isn't right. Maybe (partly) because I didn't use an actual reference for the face, so it doesn't look like a real person even though I was less cartoony than usual. But I know that's not the only reason, and trying to figure out what else I'm missing is what's annoying me.

Maybe another thing is it's too restrained because I was trying to keep so strictly to "rules" of a certain level of realism that I made it too stiff, too clean, and actually unnatural.

I don't know what's wrong. I might try some more with this, but I'm not sure.
Regardless, I did learn some things here. I learned a multi-colour shading look that I wanted to do for a long time, though I really need to find a more efficient way to do it now. Or maybe that was what I was already doing...
I finally learned a way to colour hair in GIMP that I'm happy with. I always grumbled over that when I lost Photoshop years and years ago. Again though, I hope to apply it more efficiently next time.
And I did learn a bit more about facial anatomy, but like I said...I probably forgot most of what I learned before I even finished. Maybe I was just taking too much in at once, or maybe I simply need more experience so it sticks in my head more.
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-2015- Disrupt the Way by Eric-3
-2015- Disrupt the Way
Do these characters really need an introduction?
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Well, I'm doing it anyway: Crash vs Spyro.

Once I had laid out these poses, my intention was to draw Crash doing his spin like a kick and creating a dusty tornado and Spyro was doing a desperate dodge out of the way, sort of grinding into the ground (you can't really tell, but relative to our view, Crash's leg is going from right to left; his kick has already passed).

But as usual, my lack of both skill and interest in doing backgrounds ultimately made me too lazy to go along with that idea. Now they're both apparently just in the sky. I still tried doing a dust trail or some sort of spin effect on Crash, but it wasn't working out so I just gave up.

It took a while to get the spin-like kick pose, but I'm happy with how Crash turned out in the end.
Spyro though, I've messed my foreshortening up AGAIN. It's hard for me to tell what I did wrong, but it just doesn't look right. It's something with one of the two front legs. If I cover one up and look at the other, I THINK it looks OK in combination with the rest of him. Yet when I look at the whole body, something looks wrong. It's really bothering me.

I'm also not entirely happy with how his anatomy turned out in general since I don't have a clue how to draw four-legged animals. I'm sure his limbs look much more humanoid than they should. The pose and angle doesn't really help either since I had to pose and angle stuff I don't even know how to draw in a regular pose and basic angle.

I seem to have trouble (or am just insanely picky) lining up the eyesights of interacting characters; I don't know if Crash really looks like he's looking at Spyro.

I'm interested in using bolder and more varied colours to provide shade and lighting. There are some colour combinations and saturation levels I used here that I don't normally use, but I didn't go far enough to really learn much or achieve what I really wanted. It's still some progress though.

I'm also interested in trying to leave the line art less defined and having forms show through more from the colouring alone. I tried it a bit here, but I didn't go further because I felt like the rough, aggressive nature of the image didn't suit the softer look that came from lightening up on the lines.

My colours may have gotten a little screwed up though since I coloured this at work and the monitor there is darker than the one I have at home. I forgot to account for this before starting to colour, and now I don't know if I adjusted it in reverse properly (accounting for my lighter monitor rather than the other darker monitor).

The picture is signed 2014 because that's when I drew it, but I didn't finish until today. Yes, I'm that slow.
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-2014- Bitch Slap by Eric-3
-2014- Bitch Slap
Here's a picture I did at work. The idea for a superhero named Bitch Slap was my work partner's idea after an incident resulting in a swollen hand.
I designed it partly around the hand theme but also around running jokes we have.

She has a giant hand, of course. Her jacket is also designed as a hand. The inside lining is supposed to be like fingerprints and lines. The outside of the jack, on the thumb, is supposed to be a stylized skeleton-like/hand design.

The "main" costume (including her lipstick and hair colour) is all designed around these shoes ( www.tiobeto.com/prdfotos/tenis… ). If you could see the shoe from all angles and looked closely, you could pick out where I got everything from.

It was a lot of fun designing this.
I ran out of room on the paper while drawing this, so I had to extend the picture a bit by drawing with the mouse and trying to blend it in with the pencils. The bottom of the feet and the top of the hair (roughly from the top of the spiky pigtail things upwards) are mouse-drawn.
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Mechaphantom Featured By Owner Edited Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist
I'm looking to hire you for a job is there an email I can use? Do you do commissions? I hired you once long a time ago under another name.
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Mechaphantom Featured By Owner Edited Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist
Happy to have found you.
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Morbidly-Obtuse Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for watching dude
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Eric-3 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
You're welcome.
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Morbidly-Obtuse Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yoooo, you liked my Monster Party pic on the Silent Hill forum... I'm loving the your Rage picture! The perspective right on! Friggin intense! :)
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Eric-3 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Thanks! :)
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M-Ouariri Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The drawing that was in progress is finished, take a look at it here m-ouariri.deviantart.com/art/R…
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Eric-3 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Cool, thanks.
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DMajorBoss Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Writer
Hello again.

I do hope that all is going well on your side of things. I've not seen you in a bit, but I still think well of you. Take care, and here's to good stuff coming your way.

^_^
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Eric-3 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Hey,
Thanks, but it's me who should be dropping in on you more. I'm sorry I haven't been expressing my support for you over the past while. I do hope you're doing well. Still positive as always, I see. :thumbsup:
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