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Happy Days


Whelp. There's a lot to tell about this. So here it goes:
Firstly I sketched this like a year ago around February and I never actually finished it until now. Secondly, I tried to get a halftone effect because I like limiting the colors to only about 5-7. So sorry if the shading looks horrible.

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Just relax, stare into the lil chibi cloud and everything will be fine.

Awesome, I utterly love the colours in this! =)

Hey flower, take cover!! Don't sweat the shading, it doesn't affect the overall quality!

I love it! My favorite details being the hooked-metallic tentacles and the toothy grin of the monster. The style on everything looks fantastic.

I have to ask, because I have NO idea how you do it, but how did you manage to get the comic-booky "dot-matrix" kind of shading? Is that a pattern that you overlay on the whole thing and erase where you don't need it, or is it much simpler/more complicated than that? I would cherish a response on the matter.

That's all I have to say about it, lol. I can empathize with the feeling of starting an art piece months ago and sludging along until its completion...I've been there too many times. But hey, it got finished, and it looks great! Don't beat yourself up about it, Mr. Front Page feature! Keep up the great work! :D

BryanV responds:

Thanks, man! It was done in Adobe Flash. I just set the color of the brush to a dotted pattern and then lock the pattern, and then just brush like I normally would. The only hard part was getting it to look right as flash would create a weird messed up pattern if i would zoom out to get a better look at the drawing so every time I had to do that I would just save it as an image. So.. yeah.

That guy reminds me of Pico....

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Jun 14, 2013
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