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Response to The Emoticon Collab! Apr. 24th, 2012 @ 09:27 AM Reply

At 4/23/12 11:10 PM, Spags wrote:
Overall, there is a lot wrong with this picture, but judging from what you've made in the past, I know you have the capability to make something a lot better than this. In my opinion, you should scrap this and try a different idea. Thanks!

Fair enough. I'll start from scratch. Is may 1st still the deadline?


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Response to The Emoticon Collab! Apr. 24th, 2012 @ 07:18 PM Reply

WIP. I'm leaning toward finishing this in watercolor, but ink washes are always fun, too.

This emote has always creeped me out. It's the beady little eyes.

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Response to The Emoticon Collab! Apr. 24th, 2012 @ 10:23 PM Reply

At 4/24/12 07:18 PM, Little-Eise wrote: WIP. I'm leaning toward finishing this in watercolor, but ink washes are always fun, too.

This emote has always creeped me out. It's the beady little eyes.

Looks cute.


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Response to The Emoticon Collab! Apr. 25th, 2012 @ 02:07 AM Reply

This weekend I'll finish the one I'm currently doing (4) and if no one's taken it by then I'll do 23.

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Response to The Emoticon Collab! Apr. 26th, 2012 @ 06:42 PM Reply

A bit of an update. Feedback is always welcome.

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Response to The Emoticon Collab! Apr. 26th, 2012 @ 06:56 PM Reply

At 4/26/12 06:42 PM, Little-Eise wrote: A bit of an update. Feedback is always welcome.

Hrmm, probably would have been better if this was pointed out sooner, but his left hand looks more like a right hand.

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Response to The Emoticon Collab! Apr. 26th, 2012 @ 07:08 PM Reply

At 4/26/12 06:56 PM, big-jonny-13 wrote:
Hrmm, probably would have been better if this was pointed out sooner, but his left hand looks more like a right hand.

Bahaha. It does, doesn't it. I really need to stop doing that. Too bad I made the fingers curve downwards; I could have made the top of the hand look like a palm if I hadn't.


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Response to The Emoticon Collab! Apr. 26th, 2012 @ 07:28 PM Reply

At 4/26/12 07:08 PM, Little-Eise wrote: Bahaha. It does, doesn't it. I really need to stop doing that. Too bad I made the fingers curve downwards; I could have made the top of the hand look like a palm if I hadn't.

Pre-submission photoshop to the rescue ;)

I really like the way you're coloring it though :D
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Response to The Emoticon Collab! Apr. 27th, 2012 @ 08:56 AM Reply

I'm working on 30


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Response to The Emoticon Collab! Apr. 27th, 2012 @ 10:12 AM Reply

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Response to The Emoticon Collab! Apr. 27th, 2012 @ 01:53 PM Reply

At 4/27/12 10:12 AM, J-qb wrote: jah

This looks cute 2


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Response to The Emoticon Collab! Apr. 27th, 2012 @ 03:55 PM Reply

I didn't want this to get any worse so I just left it like this.
Sorry if I deviated a little from the theme.

They're sleeping with the (flying) fish... get it?

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Response to The Emoticon Collab! Apr. 27th, 2012 @ 05:48 PM Reply

WIP

I upload this wip more to show the concept, I know the hands look odd she's supposed to be doing a heart shape with her hands. I'd like some feedback and to know what other things to fix.

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Response to The Emoticon Collab! Apr. 27th, 2012 @ 07:24 PM Reply

At 4/27/12 01:53 PM, EJR wrote:
At 4/27/12 10:12 AM, J-qb wrote: jah
This looks cute 2

thanks man

At 4/27/12 03:55 PM, MasterMerol wrote: I didn't want this to get any worse so I just left it like this.
Sorry if I deviated a little from the theme.
They're sleeping with the (flying) fish... get it?

It looks great but yeah, the smiley isn't really that obvious anymore... maybe if you made the balloon sleepy too? I guess it's a bit late in the process to go changing stuff like that though.

At 4/27/12 05:48 PM, creepyboy wrote: WIP
I upload this wip more to show the concept, I know the hands look odd she's supposed to be doing a heart shape with her hands. I'd like some feedback and to know what other things to fix.

That's cute, much better than the other wip!


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Response to The Emoticon Collab! Apr. 27th, 2012 @ 07:52 PM Reply

At 4/27/12 10:12 AM, J-qb wrote: jah

Great work, Jasper. I really dig your color choice, and it has a very calm elegance to it, despite the intensity of the fire/expression.


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Response to The Emoticon Collab! Apr. 28th, 2012 @ 04:01 AM Reply

Oh my goodness MasterMerol! Yours looks fantastic. I really like the interpretation.

Here is my current WIP! I've started the watercolor painting. This is a poor photograph so take the appearance of colors with a grain of salt. Anyhow I'm gonna add more color and wrinkles and age spots and I'm a bit stuck on what to do with the background. To leave it white, or what?

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Response to The Emoticon Collab! Apr. 28th, 2012 @ 04:10 AM Reply

At 4/26/12 06:42 PM, Little-Eise wrote: A bit of an update. Feedback is always welcome.

Lookin' good so far :D I like the creepiness of the character.

At 4/27/12 10:12 AM, J-qb wrote: jah

Love the warmth and smoothness of the colour!

At 4/27/12 03:55 PM, MasterMerol wrote: I didn't want this to get any worse so I just left it like this.
Sorry if I deviated a little from the theme.

They're sleeping with the (flying) fish... get it?

This was much better than I anticipated it to be! I love the fish balloon, it's pretty swell. Great submission, Merol!

At 4/27/12 05:48 PM, creepyboy wrote: WIP

A good improvement from the last one. I'd still play more with variation of line weight if I were you, but you're on the right track.

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Alright, since I've been so picky and made so many people redo their submissions or not accepted their submissions, I'm guessing you guys are gonna hold me to a pretty high standard. Here's a WIP concept. I am thinking of making a big encompassing background for it. What do you guys think? What is good/bad about it? Which side do you prefer?

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Response to The Emoticon Collab! Apr. 28th, 2012 @ 06:12 AM Reply

At 4/27/12 07:52 PM, ImpendingRiot wrote: Great work, Jasper. I really dig your color choice, and it has a very calm elegance to it, despite the intensity of the fire/expression.

Thanks, It's got pretty much uniform value; if you desaturate it it just becomes a solid grey (see below), I guess that might help give it it's calm?

At 4/28/12 04:10 AM, Spags wrote:
At 4/27/12 10:12 AM, J-qb wrote:
Love the warmth and smoothness of the colour!

Thanks!

Alright, since I've been so picky and made so many people redo their submissions or not accepted their submissions, I'm guessing you guys are gonna hold me to a pretty high standard. Here's a WIP concept. I am thinking of making a big encompassing background for it. What do you guys think? What is good/bad about it? Which side do you prefer?

Looks good so far, I'd go for the left one with the big bulb. what do you mean by "big encompassing bg"?

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Response to The Emoticon Collab! Apr. 28th, 2012 @ 01:25 PM Reply

At 4/26/12 06:42 PM, Little-Eise wrote: A bit of an update. Feedback is always welcome.

This is looking SO EPIC! It reminds me of my monkey deity picture I drew (i.e. very emaciated and creepy looking). I don't know that I have that picture on NG (I know I have it on DA), but I have an alteration of it on here. Regardless, however, I really like where this is going. I would maybe put some burning houses in the background or research 'trench warfare' to get a gruesome example for a background.

Alright, since I've been so picky and made so many people redo their submissions or not accepted their submissions, I'm guessing you guys are gonna hold me to a pretty high standard. Here's a WIP concept. I am thinking of making a big encompassing background for it. What do you guys think? What is good/bad about it? Which side do you prefer?

I honestly like the one that's closer up; the other looks like it's going to be hard to make a non-detracting background for. Still, I think there's nothing wrong with it... YET... Hahaha, just messing with you.

At 4/27/12 10:12 AM, J-qb wrote: jah

THIS is one nice piece, dude. It so solidly pertains to the emoticon, too. Great work!

At 4/27/12 03:55 PM, MasterMerol wrote: I didn't want this to get any worse so I just left it like this.
Sorry if I deviated a little from the theme.

They're sleeping with the (flying) fish... get it?

THIS IS SOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!! I really admire your traditional media skills; I doubt I could come up with something half as awesome.

At 4/28/12 04:01 AM, DweebyHawkeyes wrote: Oh my goodness MasterMerol! Yours looks fantastic. I really like the interpretation.

Here is my current WIP! I've started the watercolor painting. This is a poor photograph so take the appearance of colors with a grain of salt. Anyhow I'm gonna add more color and wrinkles and age spots and I'm a bit stuck on what to do with the background. To leave it white, or what?

This is looking really good! I've only started with WC so I can't really offer any advice on how to emulate wrinkles, but I hear that there are actually WC pencils that might help you for fine detail. Other than that, though, I think you can also just work some lines over your bold colors with a subtle opacity and maybe continue in gradual layers (again, don't take the latter as solid advice; try seeing for yourself how it looks). Right now I'm kind of alluding the effects of WC to layers of transparent colors that one would add in photoshop with a brush tool. You know? Right now it's just difficult to see what the colors will turn out looking like, so I would definitely suggest a pallet or something. As for the background, I would just do a gradient; maybe a cliche Japanese background with the pink bubbles an sparkles or a derivation thereof would work.

Here's a video of some dude drawing with watercolors over it. I found it interesting: [link]

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Response to The Emoticon Collab! Apr. 28th, 2012 @ 03:18 PM Reply

Thank you every one :')

At 4/28/12 04:01 AM, DweebyHawkeyes wrote: Here is my current WIP! I've started the watercolor painting. This is a poor photograph so take the appearance of colors with a grain of salt. Anyhow I'm gonna add more color and wrinkles and age spots and I'm a bit stuck on what to do with the background. To leave it white, or what?

Looks pretty cool! I say red or another warm color for the background would go well with the theme. And if nothing works you can just make it black, you can't go wrong with a black background.


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Response to The Emoticon Collab! Apr. 29th, 2012 @ 12:55 AM Reply

I finished it, guys. I'll try to do number 23 now.

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Response to The Emoticon Collab! Apr. 29th, 2012 @ 10:43 AM Reply

I'll give 28 a shot if you still need it.


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Response to The Emoticon Collab! Apr. 30th, 2012 @ 02:02 AM Reply

WIP for 23. gotta fix his lowerhalf.

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Response to The Emoticon Collab! Apr. 30th, 2012 @ 02:40 PM Reply

Will this do for 28? Picture Link

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Response to The Emoticon Collab! Apr. 30th, 2012 @ 10:46 PM Reply

Okay! All finished with 26. I am so tired of looking at it ahaha

I hope you enjoy.

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Response to The Emoticon Collab! May. 1st, 2012 @ 12:22 AM Reply

I think it's done. What do you guys think?

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Response to The Emoticon Collab! May. 1st, 2012 @ 01:22 AM Reply

Thanks all for the comments and feedback. Here's number three.

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Response to The Emoticon Collab! May. 1st, 2012 @ 03:16 AM Reply

Well, I don't know if this fits the bill, but I've been messing around with this watercolor stuff enough to want to just give up completely. Here's what I have now...

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Response to The Emoticon Collab! May. 1st, 2012 @ 03:26 AM Reply

At 5/1/12 03:16 AM, Hoboweasel wrote: Well, I don't know if this fits the bill, but I've been messing around with this watercolor stuff enough to want to just give up completely. Here's what I have now...

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Response to The Emoticon Collab! May. 1st, 2012 @ 03:34 AM Reply

It was the best I could do given the time, goodnight.

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