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Cypress Returns Mar. 12th, 2012 @ 09:15 PM Reply

I have come back, after a long journey to the very distracting and generally unproductive place called college. I just want to put it out there that I asked for permission to create this new thread before I made it, just so I don't get reamed. I know you guys don't like clutter. But yeh, I come bearing new artworks.

Even after all these years I haven't really committed to a style yet...but hopefully that works in my favor. Here's some linework I did for an RPG project that I'm currently working on.

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Response to Cypress Returns Mar. 12th, 2012 @ 09:22 PM Reply

At 4 minutes ago, CypressDahlia wrote: I have come back,

YAY!, welcome back man!

Even after all these years I haven't really committed to a style yet...but hopefully that works in my favor. Here's some linework I did for an RPG project that I'm currently working on.

Seems to me you still do anime stuff... might be my cramped mind thats considering that to be A style, but yeah... I love your skill in designing characters as well as your technical ability when it comes to lines and shading; I'd love to see you apply those to a different style.. (i.e. non-anime)


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Response to Cypress Returns Mar. 12th, 2012 @ 09:34 PM Reply

At 18 minutes ago, CypressDahlia wrote: I have come back, after a long journey to the very distracting and generally unproductive place called college. I just want to put it out there that I asked for permission to create this new thread before I made it, just so I don't get reamed. I know you guys don't like clutter. But yeh, I come bearing new artworks.

It's like Santa Claus, except you bring art instead of gifts, and you reappear about every 2 years instead of annually.

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Response to Cypress Returns Mar. 12th, 2012 @ 10:56 PM Reply

At 1 hour ago, J-qb wrote:

I'd love to see you apply those to a different style.. (i.e. non-anime)

I do more realistic stuff (but I don't think anything that can be considered "realism") on occasion. I'll be sure to upload one sometime soon. Thanks for the kind words, d00d.

and hey jonny, haha.

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Response to Cypress Returns Mar. 15th, 2012 @ 12:14 AM Reply

More lineart from the same game.

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Response to Cypress Returns Mar. 16th, 2012 @ 05:51 AM Reply

"BITCHES AND WHORES"

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Response to Cypress Returns Mar. 16th, 2012 @ 08:00 AM Reply

At 2 hours ago, CypressDahlia wrote: "BITCHES AND WHORES"

I can see where you come from in saying you don't have a definitive style, however they all represent skill in a certain sense! I thought you were familiar when you left a line in my thread, and I checked out your previous posts and remember admiring your linework from long ago. Glad to see you back at it though!

Keep posting. :D


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Response to Cypress Returns Mar. 16th, 2012 @ 08:03 AM Reply

Welcome back Cypress... its been a while...

I also agree with Rhunyc about seeing your linework pop up now and again... mostly in the MS paint thread i recall most of your work... its good to see your back!

now lets see some more :D

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Response to Cypress Returns Mar. 16th, 2012 @ 11:13 AM Reply

At 5 hours ago, CypressDahlia wrote: "BITCHES AND WHORES"

You know for a pic which emphasizes form, he ain't exactly got much of a nose. Kinda makes 'im look a wee bit like this, you dig?

Anyway bloody nice thread, and welcome back o' ye who is kind of the Microsoft Paint thread.

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Response to Cypress Returns Mar. 16th, 2012 @ 04:08 PM Reply

At 3 days ago, CypressDahlia wrote: I have come back, after a long journey to the very distracting and generally unproductive place called college.

Welcome back and hope collge was good to you, nice to see the detailed work once again.

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Response to Cypress Returns Mar. 17th, 2012 @ 04:33 PM Reply

Thanks for the warm welcome, folks. And thank you for pointing out the nose issue. I knew I should've brought it forward a little. Though regarding the shape, it's Tohru Adachi and his nose is practically vertical, which is why it looks so flat. But regardless, thank you. Any criticism is appreciated.

Anyway, I've been working on a style that I think makes a decent compromise between realism and manga. Let me know what you think:

Here is a full version.

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Response to Cypress Returns Mar. 18th, 2012 @ 10:42 PM Reply

same picture with some slight modifications. The wrist was REALLY bad--like REALLY bad. Too tapered, not in perspective. Hopefully fixed this time around.

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Response to Cypress Returns Mar. 19th, 2012 @ 01:25 AM Reply

a very quick speedpaint. Maybe a little over 40 mins. The objective was to sell the mood and major forms in as few strokes as possible.

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Response to Cypress Returns Mar. 20th, 2012 @ 10:49 AM Reply

At 1 day ago, CypressDahlia wrote: a very quick speedpaint. Maybe a little over 40 mins. The objective was to sell the mood and major forms in as few strokes as possible.

This is awesome, excellent work for 40 minutes!

sotc ftw :D

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Response to Cypress Returns Mar. 21st, 2012 @ 12:47 AM Reply

Thanks, man. I've been doing my best to practice everything, even getting over my phobia of coloring. It may sound silly but I want to be good at every style of art, maybe with the exception of abstract.

Another speedpaint done for practice. It was done at this exact resolution.

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Response to Cypress Returns Mar. 24th, 2012 @ 09:22 AM Reply

Some Tank Girl

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Response to Cypress Returns Mar. 25th, 2012 @ 05:00 AM Reply

Yoko

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Response to Cypress Returns Mar. 26th, 2012 @ 12:43 AM Reply

Great stuff, keep it up. Only crit so far is that it looks like the blue haired woman doesn't have a neck.

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Response to Cypress Returns Mar. 26th, 2012 @ 01:24 AM Reply

At 3/26/12 12:43 AM, bigCman321 wrote: Great stuff, keep it up. Only crit so far is that it looks like the blue haired woman doesn't have a neck.

Yeah, definitely. I got a lot of crits commenting the same thing. It was one of those things where I drew it very late at night and woke up to find much wrong with it. Been tinkering around in GIMP for a solution. Thanks, man!

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Response to Cypress Returns Mar. 26th, 2012 @ 10:08 AM Reply

At 3/24/12 09:22 AM, CypressDahlia wrote: Some Tank Girl

Congrats on the FP with this man.

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Response to Cypress Returns Mar. 26th, 2012 @ 03:27 PM Reply

haha yeah I can't believe I have two pieces Frontpaged at the same time. My mind is blown. I have mixed feelings about it, though, cuz I feel like there are a lot of other artists who deserved it more than I do.

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Response to Cypress Returns Mar. 26th, 2012 @ 11:57 PM Reply

You are the master


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Response to Cypress Returns Mar. 27th, 2012 @ 04:45 AM Reply

Zero is da man

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Response to Cypress Returns Mar. 30th, 2012 @ 04:47 AM Reply

Workin on something big.

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Response to Cypress Returns Mar. 30th, 2012 @ 04:38 PM Reply

At 3/30/12 04:47 AM, CypressDahlia wrote: Workin on something big.

Really, really cool, man. I really like the epic scale of that landscape, and that your line art is so well thought out 3D it pops out of the page without shading.


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Response to Cypress Returns Mar. 30th, 2012 @ 07:51 PM Reply

Thanks, man.

More progress:

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Response to Cypress Returns Mar. 31st, 2012 @ 01:12 PM Reply

More progress.

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Response to Cypress Returns Apr. 1st, 2012 @ 06:45 AM Reply

And done.

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Response to Cypress Returns Apr. 9th, 2012 @ 11:54 AM Reply

Wondering what I should do with this lineart. I was thinking of making it full color, but then I thought maybe I should do a blue/orange cel shaded thing. Like make X different tones of blue shaded with orange and make zero different tones of orange shaded with blue. Dilemma.

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Response to Cypress Returns Apr. 9th, 2012 @ 12:11 PM Reply

At 4/9/12 11:54 AM, CypressDahlia wrote: Wondering what I should do with this lineart. I was thinking of making it full color, but then I thought maybe I should do a blue/orange cel shaded thing. Like make X different tones of blue shaded with orange and make zero different tones of orange shaded with blue. Dilemma.

Go with the second option, sounds more interesting as well as more challenging.