I Do This For A Living


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Ms Paint and Mouse

( DOWN WITH LOGIC! HAHAHAHA! ) This one is a few days late but I got distracted. I have decided to make an entire series like this featuring different anthro characters from my story. Here we have Volker Rainer, a Peregrine Falcon, having just installed an old Federal Signal Thunderbolt1003 Siren. I decided that Rainer and Xavier are avid Siren collectors and restoration hobbyists. After all, you can never have too many sirens around when you live in an airforce base in the sky right? that and I am fascinated by tornado sirens and had to incorporate them into my series somehow. I was going to add one in " Against The Planets Last Dance " but I didnt have room.
Federal Signal is an emergency warning company that produced sirens like the TBolt during the Cold War in the 50's. After the Cold War they were just used as outdoor warning systems, now they are becoming rare due to the introduction of newer models such as the Whelen and Banshee which aren't nearly as cool looking. Because of the TBolts old history, I wanted to place it in the futuristic settings of my story, especially considering the #1 element of importance is the weather, so naturally warning systems need to be up there in the common place area.
I am not entirely happy with the background, the ocean certainly does NOT look like an ocean but MEH, I am tired and want to move on. the sky is terrible too.

Rainer (c) me



As much as the new MS Paint rocks, and as slow as the work goes with it I recommend switching programs. I know for a fact, as a fellow Paint worker, that it is addicting and fun but you must, however reluctantly switch to Gimp2. Gimp is free and slightly complicated but when you get into it the work is a million times faster and sometimes more fun, you can still do pre-coloring with Paint too, it's what I do, it will improve the sky and water, just play around with it =D [ http://www.gimp.org/downloads/ ]

StarwolfTsuname responds:

I've tried Gimp before and it slows my computer down too much, that and its not very impressive to me in certain aspects. Perhaps if I get a laptop or something with more memory, I can advance to new painter levels. but thanks for the advice :3

Nice work!

I'm only giving it a 9 instead of a 10 cause I would like to see the edges much sharper but other than that I gotta say this is fantastic. The picture is flat fresh!

StarwolfTsuname responds:

Thats fair enough, I totally agree with you on that, it blends too much. thanks for the comment! :D


i love this!

StarwolfTsuname responds:

Thanks! :3 glad you like it!


thats so cool i like the bird head. :)

StarwolfTsuname responds:

Thanks for the comment and score! :3 much appreciated!

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3.89 / 5.00

Mar 13, 2010
8:50 PM EST
Pixel Art
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762 x 888 px
81.4 KB

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