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Arkillian Secret Santa

Posted Dec 27, 2007, 9:53:43 AM

Howdy! [user1] here. This is my Secret Santa for [user52] of her characters Alex and Athena.

I laughed out loud when I found out I was Secret Santa for Arkillian because I already know her pretty well and didn't know too many of the other participants.

I'm pretty much done with the line art. I want to make a few tweaks to Alex's face and a few other places before I move to color. I think I will do some light color on this similar to what I did for my commission for Arkillian:

Overall I'm very happy with how this is turning out. I worked on the line art for hours because I often don't know exactly where the figures are going to be posed. I sort of try it one way and then erase, then try another way, then erase. I feel as though I am sculpting because I start off with light lines and then gradually build up the muscles, drapery, etc. At one point I had almost completely finished line art for Alex, realized it wasn't working, and erased him completely and started over with drawing him. And I'm glad I did because the way it is working right now is a lot more successful than the initial line art I had for him.

Any critique is welcome here but I may start color on this soon so if you have any comments on the line art, please make them as soon as possible. Thank you very much!

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  • Dec 27, 2007
    This is so nice. It really works up my anticipation for my SSanta gift- who will it be...

    The only thing I can see off quick to improve would be the guy's left foot- which seems a bit too twisted in contrast to his whole body.
    • Dec 27, 2007
      Thank you for the comments Puayen. I'll fix that foot.
  • Dec 27, 2007
    *flails hands happily*
    OMGS!! That is a shocker! We've know each other for ages- I thought I was going to get one of the newbees XD (Due to chance Yes ) Luls Hug This looks really pretty BR- and it is REALLY cool to see you drawing again Big Smile I can't think of the last pic you posted- and what a pic! The two of them look so wonderful together ^^ I like how Athena has the elegant sword :yes:

    Critique... um... Not sure what you have planned for Alex's left hand- looks like it should be holding something- is it?

    *picks up stranded pieces of Alex's clothing and fangirls*

    WEEEEEEEE!!!! Glomp OMGs- this is totally awesome ^^ :hug:
    • Dec 27, 2007
      Yayz. Hug I'm glad you like it!

      I wasn't sure what you'd think of Athena's sword because I didn't see any weapons for her in your gallery but you did draw her with armor before and I really liked the armor you designed for her.

      I'll fix that hand. It's not meant to hold anything. I was just trying to find a good pose for it. I'll revise it.
      • Dec 27, 2007
        Athena is primarily a staff fighter, but I suck at fighting pictures, so I don't draw her staff fighting much ^^; I should do though ^^ Swords work better in this picture though cause Alex has one though Smile She's very much a fighter. Despite the pics I draw of her, she's a very angry, man hating woman. She was born with blond hair, which in her country is a bad thing cause they kill off blond boys- and blond girls tend to give birth to blond boys, so they have a lack of appeal. She has another family issue though which makes her an outcast though >.> that's all plot though... XD
        • Dec 28, 2007
          O.O! involved, much?
          • Dec 28, 2007
            What do you mean? Involved what much ^^; *pats poor tired BR*
            • Dec 28, 2007
              your characters are complicated is all i meant. you've got a lot of back story for them Smile
              • Dec 28, 2007
                It's gonna be a novel BIGGER than Harry potter when I'm done with it ;) You watch me- i'll be the next JK Rowling :sarcastic: Giggle

                No really- I've been writing Dragon twins since I was 12- It takes OVER 2 hours to tell you about my story- and even then, I'll miss out a heap cause of WIP stuff, or stuff I forget. Very few people actually know what the full deal with the world is. Like- my writers for Slayer's Game. Even then, they have to confer with me ^^; Luls. Athena has been around since I was... maybe 15... In the story, Edward dies, and gets reincarnated into a girl, which is why she's so similar to Edward in colour, but I hated her being part of the dragon family, but liked her relationship with Alex- she's the only character I ever HAVE liked with Alex. She's VERY out going. In my story, she was into running- she still is. I just gave her a few issues to compliment the world XD

                You want in depth? Try Bryan and the gods. All of them. THEY have major background story. Bryan has layers too. I don't know if anyone could write him but me ^^; He's so bipolar and cold ^^;
  • Dec 27, 2007
    OMG! What a coincidence that your her SS that's funny XD But anyway this is just beautifully drawn especially the clothes and the swords. Once again you've done a fantastic job Yes There's nothing really for me to roast so I'll just stare for a while XD
  • Dec 30, 2007
    Can't wait to see it finished.
  • Jan 30, 2008
    *preens pikcha* :3
  • Feb 2, 2008
    I really like the poses on this. It's like she's stopping him from falling with her touch. She's got such an expression of tenderness on her face too...I love dreamy pieces with flowing hair etc - ^.^

    Not alot i can see to critique......I thought perhaps his left hand looked a bit odd, like it the fingers should be more relaxed...but I think that's more personal taste than anything else.

    Can't wait to see it coloured!