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Vulion
2010-04-09, 09:02 AM
Main Artist

Vulion

Featured Artists

Echowinds
Chriky
Kid Kris
KerfuffleMach2
Nameless
Fiendish_Dire_Moose
Slayer Draco
HellfireLover
Dispozition
Viera champion

Special Mentions (Artists That F*ckin' Rock)

Kaytara
Carry2
Kara Kuro (My Arch-Nemesis)
Ninjamuffin (My Other Arch-Nemesis)
Rockbird
karnokoto
Elagune
Kasanip
StereoWaste

Welcome to my fourth thread of sketches and various banter related to said sketches!

Most of you know the drill, I draw, I put it up here, you guys make various comments and depending on the comments I spiral into depression or get high off of praise.

Second, I do requests. Just post 'em on here and I'll try to get to them as soon as I can. Remember, these are requests, and I do them at my own pace, so don't be discouraged if your request is not up right away. If I am incapable of doing your request, I will tell you up front, so consider all requests put on here accepted unless otherwise stated.

Also, you may have noticed a bunch of other name's up there. These are the Featured Artist's, people who have asked for permission to post regularly in mah thread for the purpose o' feedback. If you want to post your art up here and if you wanna do it often, please feel free to ask. I won't make you wrestle a lion...the police said I can't do that anymore.

Other than that, not much else to say.

My other threads:

Thread 1: http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64967

Thread 2: http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=108672

Thread 3:http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=125352

And here for those of you that don't wan to sit through tons of pages just to find the art is an archive done by Cristo Meyers: ARCHIVE!!! (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=6948991&postcount=9)

happyturtle
2010-04-09, 09:15 AM
Request!

I'd looooove to see a fanservicey picture of a larger proportioned, curvy woman. If you want something more specific or a reference picture, just let me know. :smallsmile:

Vulion
2010-04-09, 09:18 AM
Request!

I'd looooove to see a fanservicey picture of a larger proportioned, curvy woman. If you want something more specific or a reference picture, just let me know. :smallsmile:

References ALWAYS help. So very much.

Kris on a Stick
2010-04-09, 10:03 AM
Obligatory TV Tropes link, if happyturtle is talking about what I think she's talking about. (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BigBeautifulWoman) (includes examples from which references may be obtained)

Of course, if I'm able to hijack happyturtle's request for my own nefarious purposes, I have a certain Succubus Queen Morgana who fits that build most perfectly. :smallwink:
*waits for Happy*

happyturtle
2010-04-09, 10:05 AM
Hijack away! I didn't have anyone particular in mind. :smallsmile: I just thought of it after I saw the drawings with bear build men in the last thread.

Kris on a Stick
2010-04-09, 10:22 AM
Woot. Request hijacking commencing.
So, uh... fanservice pic of Succubus Queen Morgana. Well, she's a Queen, obviously, so that means a crown or tiara of some sort, and possibly a scepter. Though considering what I'd envisioned the scepter as being shaped like, that will most probably have to be left out. >.>
She is also a succubus, funnily enough, so I suppose that entails horns, a tail, wings (optional) and cloven feet (optional). Her wardrobe consists of either black leather fetish gear, or a diaphanous white... sheet... depending on the month, representing her dual status as Mistress of Pain and Pleasure (and both at the same time).
Previously stated Rubensesque build part of the request.
Other than that, go wild.
Eternal gratitude, cookies, internets and postponement of the ninja assassins I've sent after you will be given, should you undertake this request.

happyturtle
2010-04-09, 10:53 AM
Some pose references. Links are to classic art nudes. Don't click if you aren't allowed to look at NEKKIE PEOPLE! :smallyuk:


The Picnic (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Manet,_Edouard_-_Le_D%C3%A9jeuner_sur_l%27Herbe_%28The_Picnic%29_% 281%29.jpg) by Manet.

The Judgement of Paris (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rubens_-_Judgement_of_Paris.jpg) by Rubens

Odaliske (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fran%C3%A7ois_Boucher_015.jpg) by François Boucher

Odalisca (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Spiridon_-_Odalisca.jpg) by Ignace Spiridon

La Brune au Mirior (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Caro-Delvaille_-_La_Brune_au_miroir.jpg) by Henry Caro-Delvaille

Traker
2010-04-09, 11:00 AM
Yay new thread!!

Nameless
2010-04-09, 11:04 AM
V, I have a request. This request must involve cake. Why? Because I'm starving and I really want cake right now.

Reinholdt
2010-04-09, 11:07 AM
Actually can said cake have David Bowie and Lady Gaga popping out of it at a birthday party Vulion?

That's my request.

Nameless
2010-04-09, 11:11 AM
Actually can said cake have David Bowie and Lady Gaga popping out of it at a birthday party Vulion?

That's my request.

Wait, what? o_O

Bisected8
2010-04-09, 11:22 AM
I request some entity stealing Nameless' cake. Because I find it amusing. :smallwink:

Nameless
2010-04-09, 11:24 AM
I request me eating my cake happily with no such entity taking my cake away.

Reinholdt
2010-04-09, 11:24 AM
Wait, what? o_O
For the record it's not your birthday party.

But I'm still actually making the request of Vulion.

happyturtle
2010-04-09, 11:26 AM
I request that the birthday boy be a mime.

Kasanip
2010-04-09, 11:27 AM
Congratulations on 4th thread! :smallsmile:

Reinholdt
2010-04-09, 11:29 AM
Well I don't want to have anyone else in the picture, that'd just clutter it up too much. It doesn't even have to be recognizable as a birthday party. Just a cake with Bowie and Gaga and some confetti or something will do.

Nameless
2010-04-09, 11:33 AM
For the record it's not your birthday party.

But I'm still actually making the request of Vulion.

That doesn't justify or explain the obscurity of that request.

Dogmantra
2010-04-09, 11:49 AM
CHIBI!Joe.

That is all.
:smallbiggrin:

Vulion
2010-04-09, 12:55 PM
One request for the Succubus Queen Morgana, rubenesque.

And David Bowie and Lady Gaga bursting out of a birthday cake for a mime...

...Huh.

Reinholdt
2010-04-09, 12:56 PM
One request for the Succubus Queen Morgana, rubenesque.

And David Bowie and Lady Gaga bursting out of a birthday cake for a mime...

...Huh.

*cough*
No mime please, thanks. :smallsmile:

happyturtle
2010-04-09, 12:57 PM
Poor Mime. Doesn't even get his own birthday cake. :smallfrown:

Dogmantra
2010-04-09, 01:00 PM
One request for the Succubus Queen Morgana, rubenesque.

And David Bowie and Lady Gaga bursting out of a birthday cake for a mime...

...Huh.

And there's one for CHIBI!Joe. :smallwink:

Vulion
2010-04-09, 01:33 PM
And there's one for CHIBI!Joe. :smallwink:

Who is CHIBI!Joe?

Mordokai
2010-04-09, 01:36 PM
I imagine it's the character in his avatar, the one you already drawn, only chibified.

Also, just wanted to say I love the last drawing of modern elf :smallsmile: And the one of Bastian is great as well. And congratulations on new thread as well. Hope you continue to produce awesome pictures for a long time.

Dogmantra
2010-04-09, 02:31 PM
I imagine it's the character in his avatar, the one you already drawn, only chibified.

Mordy, you are completely correct.

Helgraf
2010-04-09, 02:42 PM
I would like to request something that may be a little complex.

An angel, female, winged, seated, back against a tree, writing in a book. Something of a scholarly look.

Crimmy
2010-04-09, 04:45 PM
The drawing of Bastian has proven more than enough that you can help me with a lil' request. if you're interested.

The basic idea is:
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm112/Thecrimsonmage2/Total-takeover-big.png

And for clothing, incase you would be kind enough to do a full-body, only a loincloth, and maybe some bandages on one hand (whichever you prefer).

Demonia
2010-04-09, 05:02 PM
WOOT! Cudos on the new thread Vulion!:smallbiggrin:
So seeing as we come to be on the topic of requests, may i pester you to draw:
A very sexy female elf, near nude, but...you know not so nude that roland comes down with his awesome sword of mod power on all our asses, in a forest, bathing in a river!:smalltongue:
i don't know why i asked for it but it realy appeals to me! PLEASE

memnarch
2010-04-09, 05:10 PM
Cool; thread number four. Do you know how many pictures you've done so far?

Kris on a Stick
2010-04-09, 05:25 PM
WOOT! Cudos on the new thread Vulion!:smallbiggrin:
So seeing as we come to be on the topic of requests, may i pester you to draw:
A very sexy elf, near nude, but...you know not so nude that roland comes down with his awesome sword of mod power on all our asses, in a forest, bathing in a river!:smalltongue:
i don't know why i asked for it but it realy appeals to me! PLEASE


Aaah... Demonia, you are so very much a one trick pony.
...
But I notice you didn't bother to specify the gender of the elf in question. :smallamused:

StereoWaste
2010-04-09, 05:35 PM
I like your style, love~ And yay, I got put on your list.

Dispozition
2010-04-09, 05:49 PM
I would like to request something that may be a little complex.

An angel, female, winged, seated, back against a tree, writing in a book. Something of a scholarly look.

Depending on how this turns out, I may colour it, or something. After I finish the two I'm working on now.

Neko Toast
2010-04-09, 08:23 PM
Fourth Thread already? Man, you've been popular lately.

I'll still be lurking in your threads. I haven't been posting commentaries as much because I've been busy at school. I'm only posting now because I'm taking a break from a research paper right now that's been driving me insane all day. :smallyuk:

Keep up the good arts.

Dispozition
2010-04-10, 07:44 AM
I must ask...Would anyone be interested in watching me ink/colour/vector on ustream?

Vulion
2010-04-10, 08:06 AM
*slowly staggers to his feet as the truckload of requests fades into the horizon. Looking down at the rather large tire track going down the center of his body, Vulion looks up at his requesters and ***** an eyebrow. As he begins to speak, something in his mouth moves. Wiggling his tongue around to bring the object to his lips, he spat it out into his hand. A tooth now rested in his palm*

Wow, we you guys request, you don't hold back...

Figured it was time to get some art on this thread.

This is me working on my male anatomy:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/Anatomy.jpg

Cassidy joins us again:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/Cassidy3.jpg

Just a guy with a face:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/Head.jpg

Just a cute, glasses wearing, demure girl that is here for no other reason than to satisfy my fetish with these type of women:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/CuteGirl.jpg

Dis, I wouldn't mind seeing it. Just, what's ustream?

Dispozition
2010-04-10, 08:29 AM
Dis, I wouldn't mind seeing it. Just, what's ustream?

Video streaming site. Can stream from webcam and stuff to the web. Site is this (http://www.ustream.tv/). My page is this. (http://www.ustream.tv/user/Dispozition) I also tried steaming games for a bit for the steam thread, but it didn't work out since I don't have the sound hardware I need v.v

But yeah, stuff...Not sure if Cassidy's neck is the right length, looks a tad too long. Same for normal everyday guy with a face. Male anatomy dude is rocking a very hourglass figure...But since I don't look at buff guys too much, I can't say if that's normal or not. Were you using a reference for that one?

Vulion
2010-04-10, 08:48 AM
Video streaming site. Can stream from webcam and stuff to the web. Site is this (http://www.ustream.tv/). My page is this. (http://www.ustream.tv/user/Dispozition) I also tried steaming games for a bit for the steam thread, but it didn't work out since I don't have the sound hardware I need v.v

But yeah, stuff...Not sure if Cassidy's neck is the right length, looks a tad too long. Same for normal everyday guy with a face. Male anatomy dude is rocking a very hourglass figure...But since I don't look at buff guys too much, I can't say if that's normal or not. Were you using a reference for that one?

Damn necks.

No, I was not using a reference for the anatomy. The problem I'm having trouble with the most, aside from the frickin' necks, his male hips.

Dogmantra
2010-04-10, 09:01 AM
Wow, we you guys request, you don't hold back...

Hint: don't let people think for three pages of thread before you start requests again.

I'm liking Guy With Face™ though, especially the zip. Zips are surprisingly hard.

Dispozition
2010-04-10, 05:27 PM
No, I was not using a reference for the anatomy. The problem I'm having trouble with the most, aside from the frickin' necks, his male hips.

You probably should be using one then. It'll help you get proportions and whatnot right. Just my way of looking at it though.

Demonia
2010-04-10, 05:39 PM
Aaah... Demonia, you are so very much a one trick pony.
...
But I notice you didn't bother to specify the gender of the elf in question. :smallamused:

Check again:)

Vulion
2010-04-10, 05:51 PM
You probably should be using one then. It'll help you get proportions and whatnot right. Just my way of looking at it though.
The drawing was more an experiment to see if I could get it right without a reference. Obviously, I can't, so I've been scouring deviant to find some anatomy tutorials.

Found some, now I'm working on some sketches.

It's gonna be a fun ride, especially considering I've been hit by some sort of bug and needed to lay down for a while.

Kurien
2010-04-11, 07:10 PM
A character with a Pokéball in her right hand (although that's not very obvious).

http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/2615/kurienpokballpenpng.png
I'm not satisfied with this version, so hopefully I'll draw a version that better shows she is roleplaying as a Pokémon trainer. Maybe riding a Pokemon like Flygon or Garchomp?

Dispozition
2010-04-12, 04:30 AM
My wrist hurts again...I seriously need to start using my tablet more, so I can actually get used to it properly...

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i119/Dispozition/requestd2smalldone.png
If anyone else wants to colour this as well, I can send you the 3000px odd wide transparent .png.

Bisected8
2010-04-12, 01:22 PM
Vul, would you mind if I cross-posted a sketch from the fanservice thread?

Vulion
2010-04-13, 08:00 PM
Vul, would you mind if I cross-posted a sketch from the fanservice thread?

Go ahead. I do it all the time.

Art nows.

That guy again. You know, the one with the face.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/Guy-Face.jpg

The girl that guy likes. She likes him to but she's not sure if he's commitment worthy. The girl owns a bar.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/BarOwner-Complete.jpg

Incomplete girl that guy likes.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/BarOwner-Incomplete.jpg

Trying out a some hairstyles for that girl.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/BarOwner-Hair.jpg

Anatomy practice.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/Anatomy2.jpg

Andy smiling. Why is he smiling? Could be that he's holding a laser gun and that would make any geek happy. Or it could be the fact that he doesn't know Amanda's gonna die. It's an either or situation.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/Andy6.jpg

memnarch
2010-04-13, 08:45 PM
Amanda better not die. :smallannoyed:


Also, the second hair style you tried out for "that girl" looks nice.

Dogmantra
2010-04-13, 08:56 PM
That guy again. You know, the one with the face.

All in favour of Guy With Face™ getting a spinoff series say aye.

Aye!

Oh man it would be awesome, the title theme would be like "Dum dum duuuuum de dum!" And it would be called "The Adventures of Guy With Face™". He'd learn a valuable lesson in every episode, like not to drink, to value the time he spends with his family or that he doesn't need a date to have friends. Then they'd go out for ice cream and then it would be "Ice that they spend so much time together." Fade to credits.

happyturtle
2010-04-13, 09:00 PM
Guy with Face should totally hook up with Random Girl.

Dogmantra
2010-04-13, 09:02 PM
Guy with Face should totally hook up with Random Girl.

That would be one of the episodes! Then they'd break up and "just be friends" but there'd be some tension between them until the end of the series and oh who am I kidding there's no such thing as intentional character development in sitcoms.

Vulion
2010-04-13, 09:07 PM
Guy with Face should totally hook up with Random Girl.

Which one?

Neko Toast
2010-04-13, 11:51 PM
Which one?

I think he should ask out the first one. I particularly like how she doesn't have any eyelashes in that drawing. The lack of the eyelashes makes her look more pretty in a way.

Edit: And Amanda isn't allowed to die. It's against the rules.

RabbitHoleLost
2010-04-13, 11:56 PM
Actually can said cake have David Bowie and Lady Gaga popping out of it at a birthday party Vulion?

That's my request.

...HEY!
Stealing ideas from my Facebook statuses is cheating!

Vulion
2010-04-14, 12:40 AM
I think he should ask out the first one. I particularly like how she doesn't have any eyelashes in that drawing. The lack of the eyelashes makes her look more pretty in a way.

Edit: And Amanda isn't allowed to die. It's against the rules.
This is something new to me.

Demonia
2010-04-14, 01:01 AM
do you have a comic with amanda or somthing that i don't know of?:smallconfused:

Bisected8
2010-04-14, 02:14 AM
Go ahead. I do it all the time.

Art nows.

That guy again. You know, the one with the face.

*snip*

The girl that guy likes. She likes him to but she's not sure if he's commitment worthy. The girl owns a bar.

*snip*

Incomplete girl that guy likes.

*snip*

Trying out a some hairstyles for that girl.

*snip*

Anatomy practice.

*snip*

Andy smiling. Why is he smiling? Could be that he's holding a laser gun and that would make any geek happy. Or it could be the fact that he doesn't know Amanda's gonna die. It's an either or situation.

[spoiler]*snip*

Thank you!

...and it's the laser. Definatly the lazer.

Anyway, I've posted it before (as I said) in the fanservice thread, but here's Bisected's Computer-tan;
http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/5272/moecomputer001.jpg

Reinholdt
2010-04-14, 08:41 AM
...HEY!
Stealing ideas from my Facebook statuses is cheating!
Is not!
>>
*is totally Rabbit's birthday cake, hence no mime*
<<

happyturtle
2010-04-14, 08:58 AM
Which one?

There is only one Random Girl (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7826918#post7826918)!

Neko Toast
2010-04-14, 09:02 AM
This is something new to me.

Come on. Amanda is a very popular character. She won two of the three categories in the Swimsuit contest. If you kill off Amanda, the economy of the Arts & Crafts forum would crash. People would riot in the streets. Roland would then be driven insane by the madness, and he would lock the entire forum permanently.
As long as she'll still show up in art, it's cool. Killing off characters for the sake of character development/a plot device is fun sometimes.
Do you want to be responsible for this?

Vulion
2010-04-14, 09:12 AM
There is only one Random Girl (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7826918#post7826918)!

Lia? She's too young for him! She's twenty, he's thirty-seven. Besides, she exists in a different world.


Come on. Amanda is a very popular character. She won two of the three categories in the Swimsuit contest. If you kill off Amanda, the economy of the Arts & Crafts forum would crash. People would riot in the streets. Roland would then be driven insane by the madness, and he would lock the entire forum permanently.
As long as she'll still show up in art, it's cool. Killing off characters for the sake of character development/a plot device is fun sometimes.
Do you want to be responsible for this?

Are you asking me if I want to cause the end of the world...of the Arts and Crafts forum?! I kinda like the idea of having that amount of power.

Mwahahahahaha!

Dogmantra
2010-04-14, 09:13 AM
Are you asking me if I want to cause the end of the world...of the Arts and Crafts forum?! I kinda like the idea of having that amount of power.

Mwahahahahaha!

Do it!
Do it!
(After you've finished all current requests! :smalltongue:)

Erloas
2010-04-14, 09:35 AM
Lia? She's too young for him! She's twenty, he's thirty-seven. Besides, she exists in a different world. You say that like that would stop someone. If real life is anything to go by, she probably would as long as he had jet-skis.



Are you asking me if I want to cause the end of the world...of the Arts and Crafts forum?! I kinda like the idea of having that amount of power.

Mwahahahahaha!
Ah, but you have to remember that you only have that power so long as you don't use it. As soon as the power was used you have then lost it, and a significant amount of the other power that you have and can use.

Vulion
2010-04-14, 10:17 AM
Is this a bad time to mention that I also considering a 'Brain Purge' aka scrapping most of my characters save a few?

Dogmantra
2010-04-14, 10:51 AM
I don't see why you'd scrap them, just don't draw them for a while... unless that's what you mean by "scrap".

Mordokai
2010-04-14, 11:06 AM
Is this a bad time to mention that I also considering a 'Brain Purge' aka scrapping most of my characters save a few?

This is gonna be a massacre...

Save me front seat for when you kill Frank. I bet even in death he'll say something funny :smalltongue:

Vulion
2010-04-14, 11:22 AM
I don't see why you'd scrap them, just don't draw them for a while... unless that's what you mean by "scrap".

Scrap as in they won't exist anymore. I just think I've created too many characters and for the wrong reasons. I wanna start fresh without worrying about if the characters are too similar.

Lance and Eiria are probably the only characters that will survive this purge, mostly because the day I get rid of Lance, is the day I stop trying to do anything creative.

Dogmantra
2010-04-14, 11:25 AM
As long as Guy With Face™ survives, you may live.

Erloas
2010-04-14, 11:35 AM
Can we at least get chibi versions of them as they are being purged (40k heretic style), slowing fading out of existence, or various other ways of being destroyed?

Maybe as a tribute to the lost (but not forgotten) house of horror threads.

edit: you could even do it Aeon flux style (like the intro to the shorts a while ago) where one person kills the next and runs a bit before getting wasted by someone else. Or a death ring tournament sort of thing, the last one left alive gets to live on.

Vulion
2010-04-14, 04:03 PM
I have a list of all da people that would go bye-bye if I go through with the 'Purge':

Marcus (Maybe)
Regina (Maybe)
Reala
Lysander
Ross (Maybe)
Eli (Maybe)
Frank
Kathy
Rana
Bastian
Cassidy
Shin
Lia
Yuri
Emily
Mina
Larry (Maybe)
Zosime (Maybe)
Beatrice
David
Galineer
Inaria
All random characters without names

The maybe's are on the fence right now, mostly because of seniority. Everyone else is goner if I go through with this.

Anyhoo, requests!

Kid Kris/happyturtle:

Hopefully, I got the body right. First time drawing a girl like this:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/KKRequest3.jpg

Dogmantra:

Dealing with office politics:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/DMRequest.jpg

Reinholdt/RabbitHoleLost:

So...yeah...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/RHRequest.jpg

Any problems, please tell me.

happyturtle
2010-04-14, 04:08 PM
Wow! Love it! :smallbiggrin:

Kris is on holiday for another week or two, so don't worry at his lack of commenting.

Wolfbane
2010-04-14, 04:10 PM
Kid Kris/happyturtle:

Hopefully, I got the body right. First time drawing a girl like this:

*snip*


O.o

*brain asplodes*

Vul, that's the hottest girl you've drawn yet. No pun intended.

I demand more like her! :smallbiggrin:

happyturtle
2010-04-14, 04:16 PM
Tummy rolls ftw (http://www.glamour.com/health-fitness/blogs/vitamin-g/2009/08/on-the-cl-the-picture-you-cant.html)! :smallbiggrin:

Vulion
2010-04-14, 04:16 PM
O.o

*brain asplodes*

Vul, that's the hottest girl you've drawn yet. No pun intended.

I demand more like her! :smallbiggrin:

Well, I do need more practice with the body type.

Wolfbane
2010-04-14, 04:22 PM
Well, I do need more practice with the body type.

Well, what are you waiting for? A request? :smalltongue::smallbiggrin:

Vulion
2010-04-14, 04:26 PM
Well, what are you waiting for? A request? :smalltongue::smallbiggrin:

Don't need any more of those right now! I still have three, that's more than enough.

Dogmantra
2010-04-14, 04:40 PM
Dogmantra:

Dealing with office politics:

Pictrawr

That is so much more than I was expecting. You are just... where the frig do you come up with ideas?

memnarch
2010-04-14, 04:41 PM
...so what exactly is going to happen to the characters? Are you going to toss out the sketches and delete the pictures or just stop drawing them for fun or something else completely? http://www.mspaintadventures.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_huh.gif :smallfrown:

Vulion
2010-04-14, 04:46 PM
...so what exactly is going to happen to the characters? Are you going to toss out the sketches and delete the pictures or just stop drawing them for fun or something else completely? http://www.mspaintadventures.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_huh.gif :smallfrown:

Essentially, I'm gonna stop drawing/thinking about them and their stories. Formatting my brain. Starting completely fresh.

Expect new characters and don't expect old ones is the idea.

memnarch
2010-04-14, 05:16 PM
Ah ok. That's cool I guess.

RabbitHoleLost
2010-04-14, 05:16 PM
I...
Um...
:smalleek::smallredface:

Yay! BEST CAKE EVER

Edit: Also, Cassidy v.v

Vulion
2010-04-14, 07:35 PM
I've been thinking about turning Marcus and Regina into vampires...

Dogmantra
2010-04-14, 07:49 PM
Hope you don't mind me vectoring my requests, Vul. It's helping me practise not only vectoring, but also I see how art that's actually halfway decent is put together so that I can shamelessly steal it borrow techniques.

That said, considering I cannot for the life of me do shading, whaddaya think:
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll78/De_ressurect/joerage.png

A couple of things really stand out to me. I'm gonna see if they're as glaring as I think though.

Dispozition
2010-04-14, 07:53 PM
Vulion, it seems to me that a lot of your characters are created on a whim or because you're interested in something at the time. I might be wrong, so correct me if I am.

But honestly, I think a character purge would be a good idea. I also think you should hammer out some detailed guidelines to your world/characters to see what you actually *need* to tell the story you want to tell. Starting a comic to this end may actually help as well.

That's just the way I see it though, I may be completely wrong.

Vulion
2010-04-14, 08:00 PM
Hope you don't mind me vectoring my requests, Vul. It's helping me practise not only vectoring, but also I see how art that's actually halfway decent is put together so that I can shamelessly steal it borrow techniques.

That said, considering I cannot for the life of me do shading, whaddaya think:
-snip-

A couple of things really stand out to me. I'm gonna see if they're as glaring as I think though.

I really can't see anything. I think it's great.:smallsmile:


Vulion, it seems to me that a lot of your characters are created on a whim or because you're interested in something at the time. I might be wrong, so correct me if I am.

But honestly, I think a character purge would be a good idea. I also think you should hammer out some detailed guidelines to your world/characters to see what you actually *need* to tell the story you want to tell. Starting a comic to this end may actually help as well.

That's just the way I see it though, I may be completely wrong.

Naw, you pretty much hit nail on the head. All of the characters I've listed as maybe's are characters I created by myself and not under the inspiration of something else. That's why I'm willing to hold on to 'em.

Having fewer characters means less to worry about, that's for sure.

Dogmantra
2010-04-14, 08:30 PM
I really can't see anything. I think it's great.:smallsmile:


Good 'cause I'm totally linking to that image every time I nerdrage at someone.

Vulion
2010-04-14, 08:51 PM
Good 'cause I'm totally linking to that image every time I nerdrage at someone.

Nerd rage away!:smalltongue:

Reinholdt
2010-04-14, 09:03 PM
Reinholdt/RabbitHoleLost:

So...yeah...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/RHRequest.jpg

Any problems, please tell me.

Yay! CAKE! :smallbiggrin:
*noms*

Excellent job Vulion. :smallsmile:

Vulion
2010-04-15, 12:38 AM
Your welcome.

And now for something completely different.

Warhammer fanfiction time! (WARNING: Contains violence and harsh language)

Patrol Duty

A short story by Dominik Zebala aka Vulion

******

Noise pervaded the jungle; a blanket of sound so thick and overwhelming he could barely hear his own labored breathing. He had his back resting against a large tree, his ears straining to hear anything over the canopy of jungle sounds and his own ears pounding. The exhaustion of a ten kilometer mad dash weighed him down as struggled to move into a crouched position next to the tree he had been resting against, every movement made him aware of damn near every bruise on his body but to lay back and bitch about would do nothing to save him. Lasgun firmly in hand, he peered out in the direction he expected the greenskins to appear. Nothing so far, but he knew they would be upon him soon enough.

Lying back against the tree, he checked his equipment. His belt pouches had a spare Lasgun pack and enough rations for the next few days along with his combat knife, the Catachan fang. Three frags adorned his vest, enough to deal some serious damage if used correctly. He checked the compass on his right wristband, trying to get his bearings. From what he could guess, he was some dozen kilometers away from the outpost.

The day, Jonathan Hauberk decided, was turning into a pretty ****ty one. At least the tree he was hiding behind wasn’t a Brainleaf. That was one thing to give praise to the Emperor for.

The rest of his squad was dead, torn apart by a group of Orks and if he was to guess, so was the outpost his squad was sent to investigate. And here he was thinking some jackass knocked over their vox-caster or maybe they got torn into by a pack of Fiddlers. Either situation was a problem, but each was a problem that the people of Catachan were well trained in dealing with. You had to be to see your tenth birthday. But two dozen greenskins suddenly ambushing your squad from out of nowhere, while not unfamiliar, was not what they were expecting.

The stop gave him time to gather his thoughts on what had happened to his squad. It couldn’t have even been called a fight, ten seconds was all it took to bring down a squad of some of the finest men he ever knew. The squad’s vox-caster, along with the guy carrying it, his buddy Rory, was the first casualty of the engage, axe tearing right through the poor bastard and into the piece of equipment. The rest of the squad soon began joining the radio man on the ground, blood seeping into the ground from severed limbs and open chests. Only a lucky crack shot into the eye of his Ork attacker let the Guardsman escape with his life into the Catachan jungle.

Jonathan couldn’t help but chuckle to himself over the idea. Running deeper into the jungle was supposed to save his life when the jungle had been trying to kill him since before he was born. But the threat of the Orks was a lot more imminent and though the jungles of Catachan could kill a person in a matter of moments, the Guardsman always felt that the damn planet enjoyed taking it’s time when killing someone. He prayed to the Emperor that today was a day that the planet just wanted to enjoy watching him suffer and leave him for another day where it could toy with him again. He also prayed for the quick feet and quick wits he we would need to make it back to the settlement.

The guttural yelling of Orks finally pierced the great veil of wild noises that pounded incessantly around the Guardsman’s head. Steeling himself behind the tree once more, he cautiously glanced in the direction he suspected the Orks were coming from. Over a dozen of the brutes stalked towards him. The creatures looked even uglier now that he had a chance to spare more than a quick look at them. Ugly though they may have been, they were still taller than him and much wider. Massive, crude axes cleared away the various brush and leaves that obscured their path. Though their green skin helped blend them into the surrounding canopy, their crude metal armor made them stick out like a black spot on white paper, he could slip by them without too much trouble.

Of course, that was before another two dozen Orks appeared on either side of the group he had first spotted.

This was not a random rabble of Orks that just happened upon his squad. No, Jonathan was certain he was staring at part of an attack force. An attack force on their way to a settlement that was not yet aware it was even threatened by something other than the planet’s native flora and fauna. More Orks began to appear and over the noise of the jungle he heard an Ork yelling.

“Spread out, ya gits!” The yelling became louder and finally the owner of the voice came into view. An Ork larger and wearing more armor than the others muscled his way past several of the smaller greenskins.

An Ork Nob. An Ork Nob with a freshly bleeding hole where his left eye should have been, Jonathan noted.

“Dat humie, is ‘ere somewhere!” The Nob yelled, its voice a strange mix of glee and anger. “Make sure ‘e and any udders don’t run away!”

Of course, of all the Orks he had to shoot in the eye, he had to shoot the leader of an entire platoon of the Emperor-damned xeno’s.

Jonathan shook his head, this was no time to lament about the fact that his situation was worse than that of someone who just stumbled upon a Fiddler’s nest. He almost wished they had, that would mean the Orks would have been ripped apart as well.

A sudden realization struck him. The outpost had been established to monitor a rather large family of Catachan Devil’s had made a nest in the area; people were worried the monsters would head south, toward the settlement. A single Alpha Male could take a lot of work to take down and that was when you were expecting one and knew how to deal with it. A surprise attack by Catachan Devils had the potential to rout an entire brigade of harden soldiers.
More and more Orks began to appear amongst the trees, closing in on his position. There were a lot more than a platoon as Jonathan first guessed. He wasn’t sure, but he may have just stumbled upon an entire damn brigade. A brigade of alien’s on a world that didn’t like aliens, no matter the appearance.
An entire damn brigade, almost at arm’s length; it was not the time to think anymore. It was time to act.

Making one last, rudimentary check on his Lasgun, he burst out from behind the tree and aimed at the first xeno he saw. No more than ten paces from him, the Ork barely had enough time to let his jaw drop before a volley of Lasgun bolts smashed into its face. Pulverized and scorched xeno-flesh and bone flew into the air and splattered against the plant life as the lone Guardsman turned and fled from the rest. He heard the Ork Nob screaming at his soldiers and he knew the chase was on.

This was a very dangerous gamble and not just because he just challenged a group of Orks into a deadly game of tag. Rushing headlong into the Catachan Jungle was the first thing his parents taught him not to do, even before they taught him how to shoot. Doing so could lead a person into the waiting maw of Venus Mantrap or even worse, a Barking Toad. By the way the Orks behind were tearing through the jungle, Jonathan figured they weren’t aware the danger posed by the plants or the many deadly animals that populated the planet. The advantage of knowing the battlefield was his, however small that advantage was. Or at least he hoped it was an advantage, for all he knew the Orks simply didn’t care.

Stealing quick glance at his compass, he made sure he was running towards Fiddler territory. The damn things were very territorial and they were also the size of very tanks on average. That meant they had a large territory, meaning that while he may be the lone human on the planet actually looking for one, it didn’t mean they were within running distance. The entire nesting family might be on the other end of their territory. Emperor knows he had that type of luck.

“C’mere, humie! Yer the last bit o’ me collection! I wanna hang yer head from me belt like yer humie friends!”

He wanted to turn, he wanted to jam his Lasgun into the damned greenskins throat and he wanted keep pulling the trigger until the energy pack ran out, he wanted to cut out one of the things tusks and wear it as a trophy around his neck. He wanted to make sure the bastard paid for what happened to his squad, his friends. But that wasn’t his job. His job wasn’t to indulge in suicidal vengeance. Hell, his job wasn’t just killing a few xeno’s.

He was Jonathan Hauberk of the Catachan Jungle Fighters and his job was kill every Emperor-damned xeno he could and for once in its existence, Catachan was going to ****ing help.

“Here’s something for your collection!” Jonathan shouted over his shoulder. He grabbed a grenade from his vest, pulled the pin with his teeth and tossed it over his shoulder.

He didn’t much bother aiming with his grenade, the greenskins were so tightly packed, he was pretty sure he would score a few kills regardless. As the grenade went off, he could hear the screams of pain emanating from the horde, evidently he been correct in his assumption but he doubted the explosion had given him more the a few seconds lead. The Orks would just trample over the bodies of their fallen comrades and keep on barreling towards him. Even with his familiarity of the terrain, he knew that it was only a matter of time before the greenskins would overrun him. He just prayed he would run into a Catachan Devil in that time.

No matter how many times he told himself that, it did not get any less stupid.

It seemed like hours since he had begun leading the Orks further into Fiddler territory, his body aching with fatigue and injury to the point that he could barely keep forcing his legs to move. Then finally it happened, his exhaustion made him miss a root that was sticking out from the ground and he fell to the ground as his foot tripping over it, that he managed to hold onto his Lasgun was the first bit good luck since the start of the chase.. Grunting through gritted teeth, he rolled a good ten meters before coming to a stop and trying to get to his feet. He managed to get into a crouch in time to see the first Ork charging at him, its axe poise for a low horizontal swipe. The fact that death was so closely looming gave Jonathan one last burst of adrenaline. He charged the damn thing and dived over the wide swipe, Ork stared at him as he flew through the air. Rolling into another crouch, he noticed that there would be no chance of celebrating his daring as another Ork was already barreling towards him.

He didn’t have the time or the energy to avoid this attack. It seemed the Catachan was content to have him die in this manner not by its own machinations but by the axe of another alien. He had failed, he had failed his fellow Colonists, he had failed the Jungle Fighters, he had failed his Emperor. The others had the courage to die fighting while he had fled into the jungle. He wondered now, was it duty that drove him away from the Orks and into trees? Or cowardice? It did not matter anymore. Jonathan thought to himself, death would come swiftly enough.

Salvation comes in the most ludicrous of forms sometimes and today it took a particularly strange shape. The Ork that was rearing its axe for a strike was suddenly blown away by a volley of bullets. Jonathan watched wordlessly as his would be killer stumbled to the side with a half a dozen large holes on his side and chest. The Ork Nob ran into view and smashed its ax into the injured Orks chest. Not only was the greenskins chest torn asunder but the thing flew back a good twenty feet before landing in a crumpled heap.

“I said ‘e was mine, ya gits!”

The other Orks backed away as the Nob walked around him, an ugly smile on its flat face. He saw the heads of his squad members, all nine of them dangling from the beasts belt. Sergeant Hicks served as the belt buckle, he remembered all the times he had received a solid punch to the face from the officer because he couldn’t field strip his Lasgiun fast enough. Rory, Jenks and Harris hung next to Sarge; he recalled playing a game of poker with them right before the mission. He couldn’t see the rest but he remembered their names: Yang, Gerst, Dorton, Marvin and Reisman. All good troopers that deserved better than being the trophy’s of some ****ing xeno.

Despite the burnt hole that had replaced his left eye, the Ork looked no worse for wear, though the Lasgun bolt should have fried the alien’s brain. Of course he couldn’t have that sort of luck. The things brain was probably too small to hit. No, the luck he had was just enough to let him run for a good hour and a half but not enough to make his suicidal plan actually work. At least he would die on his feet. He would die standing. Pushing himself to his feet, he stood and faced the Ork, not letting the creature have the satisfaction of seeing him as weak or cowardly.

“Ya gave us a good chase, humie!” Ork laughed. “But now yer head gets to be put on me belt!”

“Just end it, greenskin.” Jonathan retorted between heaving breaths. His Lasgun sat firmly in his hands and he was ready to bring it to bear at a moment’s notice. “I’m tired of this game.”

“I like you, humie!” The alien bellowed. “No talk! Straight to da fightin’!”
With a speed he wouldn’t have guess such a large creature possessed, the xeno sent a punch flying into his torso. With the wind knocked out of him and more than a few ribs probably cracked, Jonathan flew backwards into tree. Cough violently as he vomited and he tried desperately to breathe, he looked up to see the Nob running at him with its axe held high, poised for a kill blow. The other Orks cheered their leader on, reveling in the rather one sided fight. The jungle noise was drowned out by the chorus of Ork cheering; nothing could be heard over the Orks.

Which made the sudden appears of an Alpha Male Catachan Devil all the more surprising.

The beast was massive to say the least, a tank could fit into the mandibles in front of its mouth alone. Its body was segmented like a centipede and it had a comparable amount of legs, which gave it both a flexibility and speed that seemed unnatural in a creature so large. Its two front legs had grown into massive claws, which it used liberally to sweep aside Orks as if they were weeds. The Ork Nob almost toppled over to stop his charge and see what was tearing into his rabble. Jonathan couldn’t guess what type of expression had dominated the Ork’s face, but if he had to guess, it would be pant ****ting terror. Of course, he had heard somewhere that Orks didn’t know fear.

The Orks obviously had never been to Catachan.
This was his last chance, before the rest of the Fiddler’s nest group arrived. Slinging the Lasgun over his shoulder, he slowly sliding the combat knife on his belt from its sheath and pulling a grenade from his vest, ready to make he at least took the Nob down himself. He approached the Ork Nob, quietly and tapped him on the shoulder.

“Oi, Suzy!”

The Nob spun around only to find forty centimeters of gleaming steel rammed into its one remaining eye. Tearing the blade free with a stream of alien blood, he jumped back out the reach of the Orks violent, blind swings. The thing bellow in pain and anger as Jonathan pulled the pin out his grenade, a snarl on his lips.

“This is for my squad, you green skinned ****! Enjoy your pineapple!”
He threw the grenade with all his remaining might into the xeno’s throat, who was kind enough to swallow the thing. Two seconds passed then the upper half of the Ork was ripped apart by the frag grenade explosion. Looking around he saw more Fiddlers had emerged from the forest and they were busy tearing into the Ork horde as the alien’s fought back with equal ferocity. He had to act quickly; the Fiddler’s liked having human’s in their territory as much as they liked Orks.

And that wasn’t a lot.

Quickly crouching beside the lower half of the Ork, he undid the belt around the things waist and strapped it diagonally over his chest. His friends at least deserved something of a burial having died like proud guardsmen. Of course the fresh blood and the rot that would no doubt take hold of the head’s would usually invite every creature within ten kilometers to an easy lunch but he was in Catachan Devil territory. Everything within ten kilometers was wise enough to stay away.

Sparing no more time to look at the plight of the Orks, he checked his compass and headed due south, towards the settlement.

******

Daisy looked up from her Sniper scope and blinked several times to make sure she had nothing in them before returning her eye to its proper position. Jonathan Hauberk was jogging towards the main settlement gates, looking like he had just been through hell and carrying human heads on a belt slung over his chest. She turned to the sniper next to her, a buddy of hers named Dilan, but he looked about as perplexed as she was.

“Uh, what do we do?”

Dilan just shrugged and put his eye back to his scope. The guardswoman shook her head, and stared over the wall at the little speck that was Jonathan. The Captain would have to hear about this. An outpost they had lost contact with nine days ago was bad enough, but now it appeared that the squad they had sent to investigate it had met whatever fate befell the outpost.

Jonathan definitely had a story to tell.

******

To hell with cracked ribs, though Guardsmen Jonathan Hauberk of the Catachan Jungle Fighters as he fell face first into his firm cot, he was gonna enjoy every minute of sleep he had missed for the last six days. Emperor help whoever tried to make him do otherwise.

His report was in and the Colonel was mustering an attack force to scour the Jungle for any more Orks. Hopefully the Fiddlers tore them up enough so that the sweep would be relatively easy. He couldn’t help but smile when he thought back to debriefing. The entire room fell silent when he mentioned that he lead the Orks into Catachan Devil territory. The Colonel announced that he was brave and quick thinking, but above all, a moron. He also said, he was putting for a recommendation for off world duty as soon as the next tithe ship arrived.

Jonathan ran his thumb over his bandanna, within a year or two; he would be off world and facing the Emperor’s enemies. He would face unknown horrors in the Emperor’s name and hold his ground no matter the cost. He wondered if the planet would miss him.

He chuckled to himself; the only thing the planet would miss was the opportunity to kill him itself.

Nameless
2010-04-15, 05:14 AM
Reinholdt/RabbitHoleLost:

So...yeah...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/RHRequest.jpg

Any problems, please tell me.

My cake! It has been tainted by David Bowie's crouch!

:smalltongue:

memnarch
2010-04-15, 06:59 AM
A good story. Normally don't read big wall o' texts about warhammer, but I had time to kill during class and so I was nicely surprised. :smallsmile:

Vulion
2010-04-15, 09:03 AM
GRIMDARK REPOST!


Warhammer fanfiction time! (WARNING: Contains violence and harsh language)

Patrol Duty

A short story by Dominik Zebala aka Vulion

******

Noise pervaded the jungle; a blanket of sound so thick and overwhelming he could barely hear his own labored breathing. He had his back resting against a large tree, his ears straining to hear anything over the canopy of jungle sounds and his own ears pounding. The exhaustion of a ten kilometer mad dash weighed him down as struggled to move into a crouched position next to the tree he had been resting against, every movement made him aware of damn near every bruise on his body but to lay back and bitch about would do nothing to save him. Lasgun firmly in hand, he peered out in the direction he expected the greenskins to appear. Nothing so far, but he knew they would be upon him soon enough.

Lying back against the tree, he checked his equipment. His belt pouches had a spare Lasgun pack and enough rations for the next few days along with his combat knife, the Catachan fang. Three frags adorned his vest, enough to deal some serious damage if used correctly. He checked the compass on his right wristband, trying to get his bearings. From what he could guess, he was some dozen kilometers away from the outpost.

The day, Jonathan Hauberk decided, was turning into a pretty ****ty one. At least the tree he was hiding behind wasn’t a Brainleaf. That was one thing to give praise to the Emperor for.

The rest of his squad was dead, torn apart by a group of Orks and if he was to guess, so was the outpost his squad was sent to investigate. And here he was thinking some jackass knocked over their vox-caster or maybe they got torn into by a pack of Fiddlers. Either situation was a problem, but each was a problem that the people of Catachan were well trained in dealing with. You had to be to see your tenth birthday. But two dozen greenskins suddenly ambushing your squad from out of nowhere, while not unfamiliar, was not what they were expecting.

The stop gave him time to gather his thoughts on what had happened to his squad. It couldn’t have even been called a fight, ten seconds was all it took to bring down a squad of some of the finest men he ever knew. The squad’s vox-caster, along with the guy carrying it, his buddy Rory, was the first casualty of the engage, axe tearing right through the poor bastard and into the piece of equipment. The rest of the squad soon began joining the radio man on the ground, blood seeping into the ground from severed limbs and open chests. Only a lucky crack shot into the eye of his Ork attacker let the Guardsman escape with his life into the Catachan jungle.

Jonathan couldn’t help but chuckle to himself over the idea. Running deeper into the jungle was supposed to save his life when the jungle had been trying to kill him since before he was born. But the threat of the Orks was a lot more imminent and though the jungles of Catachan could kill a person in a matter of moments, the Guardsman always felt that the damn planet enjoyed taking it’s time when killing someone. He prayed to the Emperor that today was a day that the planet just wanted to enjoy watching him suffer and leave him for another day where it could toy with him again. He also prayed for the quick feet and quick wits he we would need to make it back to the settlement.

The guttural yelling of Orks finally pierced the great veil of wild noises that pounded incessantly around the Guardsman’s head. Steeling himself behind the tree once more, he cautiously glanced in the direction he suspected the Orks were coming from. Over a dozen of the brutes stalked towards him. The creatures looked even uglier now that he had a chance to spare more than a quick look at them. Ugly though they may have been, they were still taller than him and much wider. Massive, crude axes cleared away the various brush and leaves that obscured their path. Though their green skin helped blend them into the surrounding canopy, their crude metal armor made them stick out like a black spot on white paper, he could slip by them without too much trouble.

Of course, that was before another two dozen Orks appeared on either side of the group he had first spotted.

This was not a random rabble of Orks that just happened upon his squad. No, Jonathan was certain he was staring at part of an attack force. An attack force on their way to a settlement that was not yet aware it was even threatened by something other than the planet’s native flora and fauna. More Orks began to appear and over the noise of the jungle he heard an Ork yelling.

“Spread out, ya gits!” The yelling became louder and finally the owner of the voice came into view. An Ork larger and wearing more armor than the others muscled his way past several of the smaller greenskins.
An Ork Nob. An Ork Nob with a freshly bleeding hole where his left eye should have been, Jonathan noted.

“Dat humie, is ‘ere somewhere!” The Nob yelled, its voice a strange mix of glee and anger. “Make sure ‘e and any udders don’t run away!”
Of course, of all the Orks he had to shoot in the eye, he had to shoot the leader of an entire platoon of the Emperor-damned xeno’s.
Jonathan shook his head, this was no time to lament about the fact that his situation was worse than that of someone who just stumbled upon a Fiddler’s nest. He almost wished they had, that would mean the Orks would have been ripped apart as well.

A sudden realization struck him. The outpost had been established to monitor a rather large family of Catachan Devil’s had made a nest in the area; people were worried the monsters would head south, toward the settlement. A single Alpha Male could take a lot of work to take down and that was when you were expecting one and knew how to deal with it. A surprise attack by Catachan Devils had the potential to rout an entire brigade of harden soldiers.
More and more Orks began to appear amongst the trees, closing in on his position. There were a lot more than a platoon as Jonathan first guessed. He wasn’t sure, but he may have just stumbled upon an entire damn brigade. A brigade of alien’s on a world that didn’t like aliens, no matter the appearance.
An entire damn brigade, almost at arm’s length; it was not the time to think anymore. It was time to act.

Making one last, rudimentary check on his Lasgun, he burst out from behind the tree and aimed at the first xeno he saw. No more than ten paces from him, the Ork barely had enough time to let his jaw drop before a volley of Lasgun bolts smashed into its face. Pulverized and scorched xeno-flesh and bone flew into the air and splattered against the plant life as the lone Guardsman turned and fled from the rest. He heard the Ork Nob screaming at his soldiers and he knew the chase was on.

This was a very dangerous gamble and not just because he just challenged a group of Orks into a deadly game of tag. Rushing headlong into the Catachan Jungle was the first thing his parents taught him not to do, even before they taught him how to shoot. Doing so could lead a person into the waiting maw of Venus Mantrap or even worse, a Barking Toad. By the way the Orks behind were tearing through the jungle, Jonathan figured they weren’t aware the danger posed by the plants or the many deadly animals that populated the planet. The advantage of knowing the battlefield was his, however small that advantage was. Or at least he hoped it was an advantage, for all he knew the Orks simply didn’t care.

Stealing quick glance at his compass, he made sure he was running towards Fiddler territory. The damn things were very territorial and they were also the size of very tanks on average. That meant they had a large territory, meaning that while he may be the lone human on the planet actually looking for one, it didn’t mean they were within running distance. The entire nesting family might be on the other end of their territory. Emperor knows he had that type of luck.

“C’mere, humie! Yer the last bit o’ me collection! I wanna hang yer head from me belt like yer humie friends!”

He wanted to turn, he wanted to jam his Lasgun into the damned greenskins throat and he wanted keep pulling the trigger until the energy pack ran out, he wanted to cut out one of the things tusks and wear it as a trophy around his neck. He wanted to make sure the bastard paid for what happened to his squad, his friends. But that wasn’t his job. His job wasn’t to indulge in suicidal vengeance. Hell, his job wasn’t just killing a few xeno’s.

He was Jonathan Hauberk of the Catachan Jungle Fighters and his job was kill every Emperor-damned xeno he could and for once in its existence, Catachan was going to ****ing help.

Here’s something for your collection!” Jonathan shouted over his shoulder. He grabbed a grenade from his vest, pulled the pin with his teeth and tossed it over his shoulder.

He didn’t much bother aiming with his grenade, the greenskins were so tightly packed, he was pretty sure he would score a few kills regardless. As the grenade went off, he could hear the screams of pain emanating from the horde, evidently he been correct in his assumption but he doubted the explosion had given him more the a few seconds lead. The Orks would just trample over the bodies of their fallen comrades and keep on barreling towards him. Even with his familiarity of the terrain, he knew that it was only a matter of time before the greenskins would overrun him. He just prayed he would run into a Catachan Devil in that time.

No matter how many times he told himself that, it did not get any less stupid.

It seemed like hours since he had begun leading the Orks further into Fiddler territory, his body aching with fatigue and injury to the point that he could barely keep forcing his legs to move. Then finally it happened, his exhaustion made him miss a root that was sticking out from the ground and he fell to the ground as his foot tripping over it, that he managed to hold onto his Lasgun was the first bit good luck since the start of the chase.. Grunting through gritted teeth, he rolled a good ten meters before coming to a stop and trying to get to his feet. He managed to get into a crouch in time to see the first Ork charging at him, its axe poise for a low horizontal swipe. The fact that death was so closely looming gave Jonathan one last burst of adrenaline. He charged the damn thing and dived over the wide swipe, Ork stared at him as he flew through the air. Rolling into another crouch, he noticed that there would be no chance of celebrating his daring as another Ork was already barreling towards him.

He didn’t have the time or the energy to avoid this attack. It seemed the Catachan was content to have him die in this manner not by its own machinations but by the axe of another alien. He had failed, he had failed his fellow Colonists, he had failed the Jungle Fighters, he had failed his Emperor. The others had the courage to die fighting while he had fled into the jungle. He wondered now, was it duty that drove him away from the Orks and into trees? Or cowardice? It did not matter anymore. Jonathan thought to himself, death would come swiftly enough.

Salvation comes in the most ludicrous of forms sometimes and today it took a particularly strange shape. The Ork that was rearing its axe for a strike was suddenly blown away by a volley of bullets. Jonathan watched wordlessly as his would be killer stumbled to the side with a half a dozen large holes on his side and chest. The Ork Nob ran into view and smashed its ax into the injured Orks chest. Not only was the greenskins chest torn asunder but the thing flew back a good twenty feet before landing in a crumpled heap.

“I said ‘e was mine, ya gits!”

The other Orks backed away as the Nob walked around him, an ugly smile on its flat face. He saw the heads of his squad members, all nine of them dangling from the beasts belt. Sergeant Hicks served as the belt buckle, he remembered all the times he had received a solid punch to the face from the officer because he couldn’t field strip his Lasgiun fast enough. Rory, Jenks and Harris hung next to Sarge; he recalled playing a game of poker with them right before the mission. He couldn’t see the rest but he remembered their names: Yang, Gerst, Dorton, Marvin and Reisman. All good troopers that deserved better than being the trophy’s of some ****ing xeno.

Despite the burnt hole that had replaced his left eye, the Ork looked no worse for wear, though the Lasgun bolt should have fried the alien’s brain. Of course he couldn’t have that sort of luck. The things brain was probably too small to hit. No, the luck he had was just enough to let him run for a good hour and a half but not enough to make his suicidal plan actually work. At least he would die on his feet. He would die standing. Pushing himself to his feet, he stood and faced the Ork, not letting the creature have the satisfaction of seeing him as weak or cowardly.

“Ya gave us a good chase, humie!” Ork laughed. “But now yer head gets to be put on me belt!”

“Just end it, greenskin.” Jonathan retorted between heaving breaths. His Lasgun sat firmly in his hands and he was ready to bring it to bear at a moment’s notice. “I’m tired of this game.”

“I like you, humie!” The alien bellowed. “No talk! Straight to da fightin’!”
With a speed he wouldn’t have guess such a large creature possessed, the xeno sent a punch flying into his torso. With the wind knocked out of him and more than a few ribs probably cracked, Jonathan flew backwards into tree. Cough violently as he vomited and he tried desperately to breathe, he looked up to see the Nob running at him with its axe held high, poised for a kill blow. The other Orks cheered their leader on, reveling in the rather one sided fight. The jungle noise was drowned out by the chorus of Ork cheering; nothing could be heard over the Orks.

Which made the sudden appears of an Alpha Male Catachan Devil all the more surprising.

The beast was massive to say the least, a tank could fit into the mandibles in front of its mouth alone. Its body was segmented like a centipede and it had a comparable amount of legs, which gave it both a flexibility and speed that seemed unnatural in a creature so large. Its two front legs had grown into massive claws, which it used liberally to sweep aside Orks as if they were weeds. The Ork Nob almost toppled over to stop his charge and see what was tearing into his rabble. Jonathan couldn’t guess what type of expression had dominated the Ork’s face, but if he had to guess, it would be pant ****ting terror. Of course, he had heard somewhere that Orks didn’t know fear.

The Orks obviously had never been to Catachan.
This was his last chance, before the rest of the Fiddler’s nest group arrived. Slinging the Lasgun over his shoulder, he slowly sliding the combat knife on his belt from its sheath and pulling a grenade from his vest, ready to make he at least took the Nob down himself. He approached the Ork Nob, quietly and tapped him on the shoulder.

“Oi, Suzy!”

The Nob spun around only to find forty centimeters of gleaming steel rammed into its one remaining eye. Tearing the blade free with a stream of alien blood, he jumped back out the reach of the Orks violent, blind swings. The thing bellow in pain and anger as Jonathan pulled the pin out his grenade, a snarl on his lips.

“This is for my squad, you green skinned ****! Enjoy your pineapple!”
He threw the grenade with all his remaining might into the xeno’s throat, who was kind enough to swallow the thing. Two seconds passed then the upper half of the Ork was ripped apart by the frag grenade explosion. Looking around he saw more Fiddlers had emerged from the forest and they were busy tearing into the Ork horde as the alien’s fought back with equal ferocity. He had to act quickly; the Fiddler’s liked having human’s in their territory as much as they liked Orks.

And that wasn’t a lot.

Quickly crouching beside the lower half of the Ork, he undid the belt around the things waist and strapped it diagonally over his chest. His friends at least deserved something of a burial having died like proud guardsmen. Of course the fresh blood and the rot that would no doubt take hold of the head’s would usually invite every creature within ten kilometers to an easy lunch but he was in Catachan Devil territory. Everything within ten kilometers was wise enough to stay away.

Sparing no more time to look at the plight of the Orks, he checked his compass and headed due south, towards the settlement.

******

Daisy looked up from her Sniper scope and blinked several times to make sure she had nothing in them before returning her eye to its proper position. Jonathan Hauberk was jogging towards the main settlement gates, looking like he had just been through hell and carrying human heads on a belt slung over his chest. She turned to the sniper next to her, a buddy of hers named Dilan, but he looked about as perplexed as she was.

“Uh, what do we do?”

Dilan just shrugged and put his eye back to his scope. The guardswoman shook her head, and stared over the wall at the little speck that was Jonathan. The Captain would have to hear about this. An outpost they had lost contact with nine days ago was bad enough, but now it appeared that the squad they had sent to investigate it had met whatever fate befell the outpost.

Jonathan definitely had a story to tell.

******

To hell with cracked ribs, though Guardsmen Jonathan Hauberk of the Catachan Jungle Fighters as he fell face first into his firm cot, he was gonna enjoy every minute of sleep he had missed for the last six days. Emperor help whoever tried to make him do otherwise.

His report was in and the Colonel was mustering an attack force to scour the Jungle for any more Orks. Hopefully the Fiddlers tore them up enough so that the sweep would be relatively easy. He couldn’t help but smile when he thought back to debriefing. The entire room fell silent when he mentioned that he lead the Orks into Catachan Devil territory. The Colonel announced that he was brave and quick thinking, but above all, a moron. He also said, he was putting for a recommendation for off world duty as soon as the next tithe ship arrived.

Jonathan ran his thumb over his bandanna, within a year or two; he would be off world and facing the Emperor’s enemies. He would face unknown horrors in the Emperor’s name and hold his ground no matter the cost. He wondered if the planet would miss him.

He chuckled to himself; the only thing the planet would miss was the opportunity to kill him itself.

Vulion
2010-04-15, 06:11 PM
What? That's all the commentary I get on the story?

You guys due remember I live off of feedback, right? And by 'live off of' I mean 'I will shrivel without it'.

Naw, just pulling yer chains! I'll give ya guys art instead!

Marcus. In a suit. With a tie. Yeah.

Also, I tweaked the height of the eye in this drawing. Looks better in my opinion.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/Marcus-Vampire.jpg

This would be Galineer. If the I hadn't hunted him down and exterminated him. So now this guy is just an elf. Nothing more.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/ElfHead.jpg

More chubby practice.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/Anatomy-FemaleHeavyset.jpg

Maximum Zersk
2010-04-15, 11:59 PM
Why does the chubby body suddenly remind me of Kamichu?

Anyway, as always, your amount of awesomeness is growing like the Gurren Lagann.

Anyway, more artwork from me. I had an inked and uninked version, but unfortunately, photobucket won't let me upload the inked version.

So here's the uninked version.


http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt165/Zorosuke/Fate_001.png

Demonia
2010-04-16, 12:32 AM
Hey V! Thanks for the package:smallwink: they're great!!!:smallbiggrin::smalltongue:
Also, in case... you know, one day you do decide to purge characters, may i now make a request to you via email?
PLEASE!

Kris on a Stick
2010-04-16, 04:25 AM
Kid Kris/happyturtle:

Hopefully, I got the body right. First time drawing a girl like this:

picature


Vulion, about your performance...
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x280/kriskatarn/FreyatheMagnificent.png
It is... MAGNIFICENT!!!

Vulion
2010-04-16, 09:11 AM
Hey V! Thanks for the package:smallwink: they're great!!!:smallbiggrin::smalltongue:
Also, in case... you know, one day you do decide to purge characters, may i now make a request to you via email?
PLEASE!

Feel free.

@Kid Kris:

Thank you kindly.

Just so everyone knows, I went through with the purge. The characters that remain are Marcus and Regina (In the process of getting new designs) and Ross and Eli.

Neko Toast
2010-04-16, 09:48 AM
Just so everyone knows, I went through with the purge. The characters that remain are Marcus and Regina (In the process of getting new designs) and Ross and Eli.

Memorial services for the victims will be held later today.

O Frank, we hardly knew ye.

Vulion
2010-04-16, 01:37 PM
It begins again...the long, arduous process of redesigning Regina.

Marcus is always so much easier.

Here we have some idea's for her.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/Regina-Modern2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/Regina-Modern.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/Regina-Modern3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/Regina-ModernChibi.jpg

Dark Faun
2010-04-16, 01:39 PM
I find the first type of hair to be much prettier on her. The white scarf suits her as well.

Excellent pictures.

Dogmantra
2010-04-16, 02:09 PM
I, too, like the first hair type, and the scarf thingy.

happyturtle
2010-04-16, 02:12 PM
I prefer hair type two. Of course a girl might comb her hair down one day and gel it up the next, so there's no reason both styles can't work for her as a character.

Dogmantra
2010-04-16, 02:20 PM
Don't be ridiculous happyturtle! That has never happened.

Demonia
2010-04-16, 07:25 PM
number two, oh so obviously number two:smallbiggrin:
that's a wicked hairstyle!

Vulion
2010-04-17, 10:41 AM
Just so y'all know, the amount of art I'm gonna be putting up here is gonna slow down considerably.

You can blame life, but I'm just giving you guys proper warning so you don't start speculating I'm dead after a prolonged absence.:smallsmile:

Dogmantra
2010-04-17, 10:42 AM
You can blame life, but I'm just giving you guys proper warning so you don't start speculating I'm dead after a prolonged absence.:smallsmile:

Like that's going to stop me. Alas poor Vulion, I knew him, Horatio.

Reinholdt
2010-04-17, 10:49 AM
Why wait for a prolonged absence?
*mourns Vulion*
The good always die so young. :smallfrown:

Vulion
2010-04-17, 02:28 PM
I'm...I'm right here...

Bisected8
2010-04-17, 03:12 PM
Ahhhhrr! ZOMBIEVAMPIREGHOST!!

Help! :smalleek:

Demonia
2010-04-17, 03:42 PM
I'm...I'm right here...

Good to know:smallamused:
ps i sent you a little somthing via email, tell me what you think!
i did another if you wanna see it!:smallbiggrin:

Vulion
2010-04-18, 06:39 PM
Drawings!

Catachan!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/Catachan2.jpg

Goblin:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/GoblinLeader.jpg

Dwarf:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/DwarfDemolisher.jpg

Regina:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/Regina-KnifeNut.jpg

I may have one more done later tonight. We'll see.

CrimsonAngel
2010-04-18, 06:44 PM
Is that dwarf high!?

I like the second one.

Vulion
2010-04-18, 06:47 PM
Is that dwarf high!?

I like the second one.

Yes, actually.

Dogmantra
2010-04-18, 07:16 PM
Is that dwarf high!?

He's a dwarf. He's not so much high as in orbit.
Of Jupiter.

Demonia
2010-04-18, 08:38 PM
Ha lol!
Ps I like the goblin V, it looks so... evil:smallamused:
also, good to see Regina again!:smallbiggrin:

Bisected8
2010-04-19, 02:12 AM
Heh, the dwarf looks scarier than the goblin. And yay, Regina! ^_^

Knives FTW. That's clearly a balisong/butterfly knife in her off hand (unless she's left handed...) but what's the other? It's tapered in the middle like a dagger (or possibly a short sword) but the handle's curved like a knife/sword designed for hacking...

Nameless
2010-04-19, 02:37 AM
Niiiiiiccceee... :smallamused:

Vulion
2010-04-19, 08:41 AM
The dwarf and goblin are actually characters for a contest to design a new hero for the game Heroes of Newearth that my friend is making.

Goblin is one that summons minions to attack his enemies. The Dwarf uses a variety of explosives to blow stuff up, with one attack having him snort cocaine in order to get increases to his attack power and speed at the cost of health over time.

Bisected8
2010-04-19, 09:32 AM
The dwarf and goblin are actually characters for a contest to design a new hero for the game Heroes of Newearth that my friend is making.

Goblin is one that summons minions to attack his enemies. The Dwarf uses a variety of explosives to blow stuff up, with one attack having him snort cocaine in order to get increases to his attack power and speed at the cost of health over time.

Like that one boss in Hitman?

Mordokai
2010-04-19, 01:10 PM
Those eyes of the dwarf... they be creepy. And I like Regina. The new hairstyle suits her well. As for the goblin... I want to punch him right in the nose :smallbiggrin:

Overall, very nice drawings, as usual.

Dogmantra
2010-04-19, 02:02 PM
The new hairstyle suits her well.

I like it too, but that doesn't stop me from being curious as to how on earth she gets it to stay like that. It must take her hours.

Dark Faun
2010-04-19, 02:41 PM
She combs her hair with a pillow.

Vulion
2010-04-19, 03:13 PM
She wakes up like that.

Ninja Chocobo
2010-04-19, 05:41 PM
The dwarf and goblin are actually characters for a contest to design a new hero for the game Heroes of Newearth that my friend is making.

Your friend makes Heroes of Newearth? Wow, kudos to him.

Vulion
2010-04-19, 05:43 PM
Your friend makes Heroes of Newearth? Wow, kudos to him.

It's for a contest. He was just asked to write a blog for a gaming site about it and he was offered a commentator position for online games.

Crimmy
2010-04-19, 07:44 PM
The drawing of Bastian has proven more than enough that you can help me with a lil' request. if you're interested.

The basic idea is:
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm112/Thecrimsonmage2/Total-takeover-big.png

And for clothing, incase you would be kind enough to do a full-body, only a loincloth, and maybe some bandages on one hand (whichever you prefer).

I think my req was skipped... unless I either missed your negative to do it, or the sketch itself... :smallfrown:

Vulion
2010-04-20, 12:46 PM
I think my req was skipped... unless I either missed your negative to do it, or the sketch itself... :smallfrown:

No, I've seen it. I just haven't gotten around to it.:smalltongue:

Vulion
2010-04-21, 12:46 AM
Zokay. I think I may be bringing back my character tally to eight.

The lucky survivor's?

Frank and Kathy. 'Why?' I hear you asking.

Because of all the male protagonists I've decided to spare, they're not the funniest people to hang around. Lance is a guy determined to severe all emotional ties. Ross is hellbent on his goal and kinda has tunnel vision about it. Marcus...well, the guy doesn't trust anyone except Regina.

I want to bring Frank back to balance out all the dourness with a bit of fun.

Also, Kathy. Before the purge, I finally created a decent back story for, as well as giving her a motivation for all she does. To eliminate her after doing that seems a bit dickish.

memnarch
2010-04-21, 10:39 AM
So.... Which characters are still around for you?

Vulion
2010-04-21, 11:18 AM
Lance, Eiria, Marcus, Regina, Ross, Eli, Frank and Kathy.

Vulion
2010-04-21, 07:47 PM
REQUESTS!!!

Helgraf:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/RequestH.jpg

Crimmy:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/RequestC3.jpg

Demonia:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/RequestD4.jpg

Any problems, please tell me.

And I also think that's the last of the thread requests.

Crimmy
2010-04-21, 08:47 PM
REQUESTS!!!

Crimmy:
*Snip*


Any problems, please tell me.

None at all.

And I also think that's the last of the thread requests.
:smallfrown:

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. It is awesome indeed. So sad we enslaved you just so you would grant us artz. May we don't do it again... In a really near future.

Traker
2010-04-21, 08:58 PM
Since you have no current requests I'll give you my first. please draw this guy: http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq355/g24601/dullfiend.gif

Vulion
2010-04-21, 08:58 PM
Oh no, I don't mean 'last' as in those will be the last request I ever do, I meant it as the those were the final requests I had to do.

I'm still taking requests!

*has a sudden thought about a floodgate*

EDIT:

@Traker: Is he some sort o' demon?

Maximum Zersk
2010-04-21, 09:04 PM
I have a request idea. Though it's kind of big [/understatement] so I'm asking if it's okay with you. It would help you a lot with your drawing skills. I might help with it too, if it ever comes to that.

Vulion
2010-04-21, 09:05 PM
I have a request idea. Though it's kind of big [/understatement] so I'm asking if it's okay with you. It would help you a lot with your drawing skills. I might help with it too, if it ever comes to that.

Proceed...

DoomITP
2010-04-21, 09:06 PM
Okay, I have one for you.

A human with medium length hair, wearing jeans a white tee shirt, it looks as though he is raging like a barbarian.

Think Bastian in terms of expression.

Thank you.

Traker
2010-04-21, 09:06 PM
his sort of a catboy except with 7/8 cat insted of like 1/2 cat.

Maximum Zersk
2010-04-21, 09:12 PM
Proceed...

Okay, here I go.

A panorama. A huge, detailed one of a renaissance-style coastal city. The sky is partially cloudy, and the sun is setting in the background. The city below is bustling with life. There's a market with people trading goods such as fish, pottery, and fruit. At the coast, Caravels and Galleons are setting sail towards the horizon, seeking fortune and discovery. Then there are the streets with people moving to and fro, some with a destination, some without. In the distance, the city stretches far, and ends at a tall stone wall. Beyond it are farmlands, and even further are the mountains. And on one mountain is a lonely tower...

Well? What do you think? I could help in any way. And you don't have to do it if you don't want to.

Vulion
2010-04-21, 09:16 PM
Okay, here I go.

A panorama. A huge, detailed one of a renaissance-style coastal city. The sky is partially cloudy, and the sun is setting in the background. The city below is bustling with life. There's a market with people trading goods such as fish, pottery, and fruit. At the coast, Caravels and Galleons are setting sail towards the horizon, seeking fortune and discovery. Then there are the streets with people moving to and fro, some with a destination, some without. In the distance, the city stretches far, and ends at a tall stone wall. Beyond it are farmlands, and even further are the mountains. And on one mountain is a lonely tower...

Well? What do you think? I could help in any way. And you don't have to do it if you don't want to.

I think that's beyond my level of skill right now. I wouldn't mind doing a street level drawing of a city but I think even that's beyond me.

I suck at backgrounds and buildings...

*suddenly crouches in a corner with his back faced to everyone as dark shadows surround him and he becomes monochrome*

I suck...

Reinholdt
2010-04-21, 09:19 PM
Oh no, I don't mean 'last' as in those will be the last request I ever do, I meant it as the those were the final requests I had to do.

I'm still taking requests!

*has a sudden thought about a floodgate*

EDIT:

@Traker: Is he some sort o' demon?

*opens mouth, inhales deeply*
...
...
*closes mouth again*
I got nothing.

I'm sure I'll have some request later.

Maximum Zersk
2010-04-21, 09:20 PM
I think that's beyond my level of skill right now. I wouldn't mind doing a street level drawing of a city but I think even that's beyond me.

I suck at backgrounds and buildings...

*suddenly crouches in a corner with his back faced to everyone as dark shadows surround him and he becomes monochrome*

I suck...

...ah.

Well, would you mind doing a street level one, then? Two-point perspective?

Vulion
2010-04-21, 09:53 PM
...ah.

Well, would you mind doing a street level one, then? Two-point perspective?

*still in his corner*

I'll try...

Maximum Zersk
2010-04-21, 10:17 PM
Great! :3

You know, you'll never get better if you never try, right?

DueceEsMachine
2010-04-21, 11:09 PM
I suck...

??? Hardly.

You need to give yourself some credit here - these drawings you've been doing are fantastic! I'd consider trading a kidney to be able to draw like that. I mean, I have two, but you never know when one might go heads up. :smallwink:

Tell you what - I'll trade my brother in laws kidney - he doesn't need two anyways. Deal? ss

Maximum Zersk
2010-04-21, 11:13 PM
??? Hardly.

You need to give yourself some credit here - these drawings you've been doing are fantastic! I'd consider trading a kidney to be able to draw like that. I mean, I have two, but you never know when one might go heads up. :smallwink:

Tell you what - I'll trade my brother in laws kidney - he doesn't need two anyways. Deal? ss

It's something I like to call "Artistic Self-Deprecation Syndrome" found in many artists. It keeps us from going all "A Raphael Am I."

And besides. he was talking about backgrounds. He's amazing at characters, he's good at backgrounds.

DueceEsMachine
2010-04-21, 11:22 PM
Ah. I see. A.S....D.S - I'll have to keep that in mind.

well, I doubt he would want to change his name to Raphael anyways. Just too old sounding.

I'm going to go back to lurking now...:smallbiggrin:

memnarch
2010-04-22, 01:27 AM
Hmmm.... May I request Amanda, or someone who has all the same body facial features, wearing Nerf Now (http://nerfnow.com/comic/58) Engie's clothing (http://nerfnow.com/comic/63)? Pretty please?

Vulion
2010-04-22, 10:35 AM
Hmmm.... May I request Amanda, or someone who has all the same body facial features, wearing Nerf Now (http://nerfnow.com/comic/58) Engie's clothing (http://nerfnow.com/comic/63)? Pretty please?

You seek to clone Amanda?!

memnarch
2010-04-22, 08:15 PM
Well, that or just Amanda. No need for any of the funny cloning business.


Also, a fan-service vector.
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj264/programmer162/Amanda-Underwear.png

Dispozition
2010-04-22, 10:02 PM
Well, that or just Amanda. No need for any of the funny cloning business.


Also, a fan-service vector.
*snipsors*

Shading! Although, you're not really doing it right >:

Generally, using black/greys to shade is a masssssssiive nono. You've also gone a bit too minimalistic with it, giving some areas depth, but leaving the rest quite flat. Some highlights would be nice, especially on the hair. Light source is quite wonky, I can't really tell where it's coming from. But your colour choice is quite nice (:

Demonia
2010-04-23, 01:15 AM
Three things:
1. Thanks a lot for the rockin' drawing V:smallbiggrin:
2. If you think you suck your and id**t:smallmad:
3. Wicked colouring memnarch!:smalltongue:

memnarch
2010-04-23, 05:04 AM
Reposting;



Also, a fan-service vector.
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj264/programmer162/Amanda-Underwear.png

What would you suggest then Dispoz? I haven't done much shading at all and I would love to know how to get better. No black/grey shadows? What would I use instead? I'm also not that sure on how a light interacts with a person so some tips there would be nice too.


Thanks Demonia

Dispozition
2010-04-23, 07:49 AM
What would you suggest then Dispoz? I haven't done much shading at all and I would love to know how to get better. No black/grey shadows? What would I use instead? I'm also not that sure on how a light interacts with a person so some tips there would be nice too.

Shade with darker tones, essentially. A lot of shading colour choice is experience, but essentially, grab your RGB slider, find your default colour, then knock all the sliders down by the same amount, normally 50 or so. You now have a mid shade. It's not a hard and fast rule, but it generally works. Sometimes some slider tweaking is needed, but it's not too hard.

As for how light interacts...Look at things! You have light in the real world, use it :P
Reference pictures are your god most of the time. With time it becomes nature, but when you're starting you have to really think about it. Find stock photos on devart or something that mimic the lighting you want to use.

Either way, here's some quick tutorials on shading that I deem (hurf durf) decent enough.
General shading with a decent lot of light source. (http://stellacadente113.deviantart.com/art/Digital-Shading-Tutorial-153943772), basic face shading (http://what-i-do-is-secret.deviantart.com/art/Face-shading-basic-planes-70223871), vquick cell shade guide (http://karineko.deviantart.com/art/Quick-Cell-Shading-Tutorial-56100120).

By no means is that comprehensive, but it's a start. Really, a lot of it is experience, and learning what to do and what not to do. It's also not the only way to do it, just the general guidelines I follow. There again, I've made my own over the year and a bit I've been colouring, so it's more my own style (even if it is a bit wonky) than others that I use. I admit, a lot of the stuff I say to people in these threads is just what not to do, and a lot of the stuff I say to do, I don't really do half the time, I'm a hypocrite like that.

Anyway, hope that helps.

memnarch
2010-04-23, 09:23 AM
Thanks for the advice! I'll try it out on the next vector I do.

Vulion
2010-04-25, 10:21 PM
Not dead, just not drawing as much as I want.

Just one drawing of Regina for now. Tweaked her hair a bit:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/Regina-Modern4.jpg

Bisected8
2010-04-25, 10:33 PM
I like it. d(^_^)b

Demonia
2010-04-26, 01:56 AM
Not dead, just not drawing as much as I want.

Just one drawing of Regina for now. Tweaked her hair a bit:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/Regina-Modern4.jpg

I'ma so happy!:smallbiggrin:

Dogmantra
2010-04-26, 03:31 AM
How the earth do you keep making Regina's hair look prettier? I keep thinking it's not going to get better then it does!

Vulion
2010-04-26, 11:14 AM
How the earth do you keep making Regina's hair look prettier? I keep thinking it's not going to get better then it does!

I...don't know?

Mordokai
2010-04-26, 12:58 PM
She looks mysterious with her new hairstyle and I like it.

Dogmantra
2010-04-26, 01:15 PM
I...don't know?

I am not opposed to this development however.

Vulion
2010-04-26, 02:05 PM
On a completely random side note, how does these sound as far as comedy goes.

A princess gets kidnapped by an evil wizard/overlord/general guy. A knight goes on a quest to save her on orders from the king. The thing is the princess is actually in a long term committed relationship with the evil wizard guy and the kidnappings are the only times she gets to spend with him. The evil wizard guy is not actually evil just out of options because the King is giant jerk that doesn't think anyone in the entire multiverse is good enough for his daughter. The knight is actually gay and has feelings for the evil wizard dude but seeing as the evil wizard dude is very happy with the princess, he does what he can to give the two time together.

Just popped into my head whilst I was thinking about Super Mario Bros.

Mando Knight
2010-04-26, 02:12 PM
Knight needs to be jealous. Makes things more amusing, since the triangle goes the wrong way for hilarious results.

Or secretly be a girl. Sweet Polly Oliver (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SweetPollyOliver) is a tried-and-true source of amusing situations.

memnarch
2010-04-26, 02:14 PM
On a completely random side note, how does these sound as far as comedy goes.

A princess gets kidnapped by an evil wizard/overlord/general guy. A knight goes on a quest to save her on orders from the king. The thing is the princess is actually in a long term committed relationship with the evil wizard guy and the kidnappings are the only times she gets to spend with him. The evil wizard guy is not actually evil just out of options because the King is giant jerk that doesn't think anyone in the entire multiverse is good enough for his daughter. The knight is actually gay and has feelings for the evil wizard dude but seeing as the evil wizard dude is very happy with the princess, he does what he can to give the two time together.

Certainly an original idea as far as I know. Could have the makings of a good comedy I'll say.

Are you planning to write something like this up? The other essay/story that you wrote was enjoyable.

Mordokai
2010-04-26, 02:15 PM
On a completely random side note, how does these sound as far as comedy goes.

A princess gets kidnapped by an evil wizard/overlord/general guy. A knight goes on a quest to save her on orders from the king. The thing is the princess is actually in a long term committed relationship with the evil wizard guy and the kidnappings are the only times she gets to spend with him. The evil wizard guy is not actually evil just out of options because the King is giant jerk that doesn't think anyone in the entire multiverse is good enough for his daughter. The knight is actually gay and has feelings for the evil wizard dude but seeing as the evil wizard dude is very happy with the princess, he does what he can to give the two time together.

Just popped into my head whilst I was thinking about Super Mario Bros.

Made me smile :smallbiggrin:

Draw it chibi style!

Vulion
2010-04-26, 02:19 PM
Knight needs to be jealous. Makes things more amusing, since the triangle goes the wrong way for hilarious results.

Or secretly be a girl. Sweet Polly Oliver (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SweetPollyOliver) is a tried-and-true source of amusing situations.

Maybe...


Certainly an original idea as far as I know. Could have the makings of a good comedy I'll say.

Are you planning to write something like this up? The other essay/story that you wrote was enjoyable.

Brewing something in my mind, yes.

Bisected8
2010-04-26, 02:55 PM
Were would the dragon come into this (all such stories must involve a dragon. By law)?

Vulion
2010-04-26, 03:07 PM
Were would the dragon come into this (all such stories must involve a dragon. By law)?

The wizard can turn himself into a dragon!

Dogmantra
2010-04-26, 03:15 PM
If you don't do anything with that idea, I will. And when I'm rich and famous, you can come to me and maybe I'll give you the time of day.

Agrippa
2010-04-26, 03:52 PM
Ok Vulion, I've been talking a good game about posting this drawing for a long time but haven't actually done yet. Here she is, Marie Blanchard.
http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/430/marieblanchard.jpg

As you can tell she's still very much a work in progress. I don't even have a decent image editing program yet.

Reinholdt
2010-04-26, 05:24 PM
Aha! I remember a request!

Reinholdt the kitty summoning Atreyu the Llama Final Fantasy style. It's an old thing that spun from Advent Children WW and was never followed through. But I wouldn't mind seeing it sketched. I'll direct Llama over here to make sure he's ok with it.

Atreyu the Masked LLama
2010-04-26, 06:31 PM
Aha! I remember a request!

Reinholdt the kitty summoning Atreyu the Llama Final Fantasy style. It's an old thing that spun from Advent Children WW and was never followed through. But I wouldn't mind seeing it sketched. I'll direct Llama over here to make sure he's ok with it.
I remember that. That was a fun game. I'd love to see this! Thanks for remembering, Reinholdt.

Bisected8
2010-04-26, 07:07 PM
I remember that. That was a fun game. I'd love to see this! Thanks for remembering, Reinholdt.

...Advent Children wasn't a game, it was a movie based on one.

Elder Tsofu
2010-04-26, 11:41 PM
But the WereWolf (WW) adaption of it was a game. :smallwink:

Maximum Zersk
2010-04-26, 11:46 PM
And so was what it was based on, FFVII.

Though I liked FFVI better.

Hey! That's a good idea! A drawing of one of the FFVI Cast! Like Locke!

Or Terra. Or Celeste. Or Setzer. Or Shadow. Or Edgar. Or Umaro. Or--

Wait, I got it!!!

KEFKA!!!

Vulion
2010-04-27, 09:49 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/ArtistMeltdown.jpg

Demonia
2010-04-28, 01:29 AM
Ill get the popcorn!:smalltongue:

memnarch
2010-04-28, 05:20 AM
I'll grab the mop and bucket.

Bisected8
2010-04-28, 07:09 AM
I'll try and hurry it along (there is much to be done). :smalltongue:

Vulion
2010-04-29, 09:27 PM
Okay, let me clarify the origin of the said "creative meltdown". I have recently decided to completely change the style in which I draw eyes. This may not seem the big of a deal but after almost a decade of drawing eyes one way, a new direction is like having hobo suddenly run up to in the streets and twist your nipples while singing a Backstreet Boys song.

Very confusing and overwhelmingly frightening.

Here's a example of what I've been trying to due with the way I draw eyes.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/Marcus-Mad.jpg

I'm going for a more realistic (I use that word VERY liberally) style, closer akin to comic books.

This, of course, will put a speed bump on my road to finishing the plethora of requests on my desk. I would like to apologize for that and hope that the further delay won't have you guys and gals hunting me down.

Dispozition
2010-04-29, 10:04 PM
*thumbs up for new style* In my opinion, massive improvement. Good work.

Maximum Zersk
2010-04-29, 10:18 PM
Okay, let me clarify the origin of the said "creative meltdown". I have recently decided to completely change the style in which I draw eyes. This may not seem the big of a deal but after almost a decade of drawing eyes one way, a new direction is like having hobo suddenly run up to in the streets and twist your nipples while singing a Backstreet Boys song.


Really? I would imagine it would be like a rhino impaling you while Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth, Azathoth, and Y'golonac do the Caramelldansen, with this happening right in front of you.

This. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2yfvszqZPo)

And no hope of escape, except the sweet embrace of death. But nay! You are already dead and this is hell! The hell of the insane! The hell of the fragile! The hell of no hope! And to think that you would be let free, only for you to repeat the torture, the torture of this madness!

Oh, nice eyes by the way.

Vulion
2010-04-29, 10:31 PM
*thumbs up for new style* In my opinion, massive improvement. Good work.

I feel like it's gonna be easier to express emotions via the eyes now or at least, not so reliant on the eyebrows.


Really? I would imagine it would be like a rhino impaling you while Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth, Azathoth, and Y'golonac do the Caramelldansen, with this happening right in front of you.

This. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2yfvszqZPo)

And no hope of escape, except the sweet embrace of death. But nay! You are already dead and this is hell! The hell of the insane! The hell of the fragile! The hell of no hope! And to think that you would be let free, only for you to repeat the torture, the torture of this madness!

Oh, nice eyes by the way.

...Thanks.

...Would you like some tea? It could calm ya down.

Maximum Zersk
2010-04-29, 10:33 PM
...Thanks.

...Would you like some tea? It could calm ya down.

Thanks.

By the way, what is with YouTube an creepy Japanese McDonalds Remixes?

Dispozition
2010-04-29, 10:36 PM
Thanks.

By the way, what is with YouTube an creepy Japanese McDonalds Remixes?

Actually, they're mostly from nicovideo, just saying. Most of them are pretty damn good as well. The Japanese make good MADs (don't ask what it stands for, no clue).

Maximum Zersk
2010-04-29, 10:47 PM
Yeah, I know. Some of them are really good.

Neko Toast
2010-04-29, 11:03 PM
Okay, let me clarify the origin of the said "creative meltdown". I have recently decided to completely change the style in which I draw eyes. This may not seem the big of a deal but after almost a decade of drawing eyes one way, a new direction is like having hobo suddenly run up to in the streets and twist your nipples while singing a Backstreet Boys song.

Very confusing and overwhelmingly frightening.

Here's a example of what I've been trying to due with the way I draw eyes.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/Marcus-Mad.jpg

I'm going for a more realistic (I use that word VERY liberally) style, closer akin to comic books.

Slayer Draco approves. I tend to like narrow eyes a lot, as opposed to the stereotypical "Big Anime Eyes" style (not that your old style was like that or anything). I mean, think about it. Take a character like this:
http://quizilla.teennick.com/user_images/T/TheGingerBreadWoman/1046823641_smn_neko2.jpeg
and then think about how big their eyeballs actually are. They wouldn't have enough room inside their head for a brain.

Vulion
2010-04-29, 11:06 PM
Slayer Draco approves. I tend to like narrow eyes a lot, as opposed to the stereotypical "Big Anime Eyes" style (not that your old style was like that or anything). I mean, think about it. Take a character like this:
http://quizilla.teennick.com/user_images/T/TheGingerBreadWoman/1046823641_smn_neko2.jpeg
and then think about how big their eyeballs actually are. They wouldn't have enough room inside their head for a brain.

Which would explain a lot of the actions of some anime characters...

DoomITP
2010-04-29, 11:08 PM
Eh, I usually stick with medium size eyes... I find that my narrow eyes all look evil. :smalltongue:

Vulion
2010-04-29, 11:11 PM
Eh, I usually stick with medium size eyes... I find that my narrow eyes all look evil. :smalltongue:

It really has more to do with the shape of the eyes than anything else. At least in my opinion.

ShadowFighter15
2010-04-29, 11:59 PM
Thanks.

By the way, what is with YouTube an creepy Japanese McDonalds Remixes?

Part of it might be from the song originally being from a series of Japanese shooters called Touhou Project, there's a few of the original or remixes of the original in the related videos on your link.

Vulion; those eyes are looking great. Not sure if I prefer them to your original style or not. Might just be because I'm too used to seeing your normal eyes.

FuegoAzul
2010-04-30, 12:29 AM
I'mma let you finish, but fuegoazul has one of the greatest requests of all time...

Alright in no particular order, and take however long you want, I'd like
1. A human male warrior. Black, shoulder length hair, chainmail, tall, muscular, proud expression, and if your good at weapons, then a long axe with a three-pointed blade.
2. An Elf, also tall, more lean and gaunt, in a long cloak and with long brown hair which comes down past his neck. He has leather gloves and boots and wields an intricately made longbow. A jagged sword is sheathed on his back.
3. Another human, this one a female, slender but well built. She has a leather outfit, leggings and a shirt and fest, half finger gloves, knee-high boots, and she wields a bow with a quiver strapped to her thigh.
Thanks!

Agrippa
2010-04-30, 01:07 AM
Um, Vulion I have a question. Do you think the image I drew and just recently posted was any good? Just wondering. And I do like your more realistic approach. I'd like to see even more works of your's in that style.

Dogmantra
2010-04-30, 01:16 AM
Certainly more realistic with the new eyes. Not so sure if I like them as much but if I don't that means everyone else probably does. Also creative meltdown picture is pretty much the best thing on the internet.

Vulion
2010-04-30, 10:45 AM
Um, Vulion I have a question. Do you think the image I drew and just recently posted was any good? Just wondering. And I do like your more realistic approach. I'd like to see even more works of your's in that style.


Ok Vulion, I've been talking a good game about posting this drawing for a long time but haven't actually done yet. Here she is, Marie Blanchard.
http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/430/marieblanchard.jpg

As you can tell she's still very much a work in progress. I don't even have a decent image editing program yet.

I assume you meant this one.

Alrighty, while the body and the general shape of the head are fine, the hair could use some work.

The lips are fine, though they tend to stick out to. Are you planning on going the computerized route with the entire drawing?

Agrippa
2010-04-30, 11:15 AM
I assume you meant this one.

Alrighty, while the body and the general shape of the head are fine, the hair could use some work.

The lips are fine, though they tend to stick out to. Are you planning on going the computerized route with the entire drawing?

I know the hair could use some work. Unfortunately I don't have anything better than Microsoft Paint (yes, it's that bad).

memnarch
2010-04-30, 01:41 PM
I think your new way of drawing eyes has potential, but I'll need to see more than one picture to tell for sure.

Mordokai
2010-04-30, 02:07 PM
Personally, I was very fond of the old way of drawing eyes, but I am eager to see how the new ones turn out.

Vulion
2010-05-01, 11:20 AM
My guys get new eyes!

Marcus. With him I want eyes that were easy to narrow, for the times he expressed anger, his second most common face behind blank neutrality.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/NewEyes-Marcus.jpg

Frank. Frankly, the easiest eyes to redesigned because of the similarity of cat eyes to anime eyes.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/NewEyes-Frank.jpg

Ross. Can't think of anything comment worthy except he looks like a guy trying to convince everyone he's a stoic loner. Which is perfect.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/NewEyes-Ross.jpg

Lance. His eyes make it easier to portray a guy with a burden.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/NewEyes-Lance.jpg

Reinholdt
2010-05-01, 11:49 AM
It definitely seems to be a major improvement in conveying expressions. Very nice.

Vulion
2010-05-01, 01:34 PM
It definitely seems to be a major improvement in conveying expressions. Very nice.

Definitely a plus.:smallbiggrin:

Hyoumu Yau
2010-05-01, 01:52 PM
Looks great! :smallwink:

Dispozition
2010-05-01, 05:43 PM
Lance's eye is a little too pronounced and sharp on the left side (our lefts). Other than that, huge improvement, great work. I'm looking forward to the girls with the new eyes.

Vulion
2010-05-01, 06:15 PM
Lance's eye is a little too pronounced and sharp on the left side (our lefts). Other than that, huge improvement, great work. I'm looking forward to the girls with the new eyes.

SOCEROR!!! YOU SHALL REVEAL YOUR ARCANE SECRETS TO ME NOW!!!

(aka Why does your avatar change every time I refresh the page?)

Dispozition
2010-05-01, 06:20 PM
SOCEROR!!! YOU SHALL REVEAL YOUR ARCANE SECRETS TO ME NOW!!!

(aka Why does your avatar change every time I refresh the page?)

Click on the linky that says avatar gallery in my sig. It's something I've been meaning to do for ages on this forum but never got around to it.

Bisected8
2010-05-01, 07:02 PM
Wow...how does one get this system set up?

Also, Vul, don't you mean "sorcerer"?

Vulion
2010-05-01, 07:08 PM
Wow...how does one get this system set up?

Also, Vul, don't you mean "sorcerer"?

...Okay, so I don't proofread!

*runs away crying*

Bisected8
2010-05-01, 07:29 PM
Bwahaahaha! I made someone cry!

In your face Joker! (http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=815:the-joker-steals-some-kids-report-card-seriously&catid=30:frames-and-panels-index&Itemid=34)

Demonia
2010-05-01, 08:03 PM
...Okay, so I don't proofread!

*runs away crying*

Don't feell bad nither do i:smalltongue:

Dispozition
2010-05-01, 08:46 PM
Wow...how does one get this system set up?

Go here (http://rav.shishnet.org/), make new account, upload avatars, profit.

Bisected8
2010-05-01, 08:57 PM
Go here (http://rav.shishnet.org/), make new account, upload avatars, profit.

Ooo, thanks. I just made an account. I'll start making use of it tommorow.

Reinholdt
2010-05-01, 09:26 PM
Ooo, thanks. I just made an account. I'll start making use of it tommorow.

Be wary. If your avatars aren't all the same size, stretching and blurring will likely occur.

Dogmantra
2010-05-02, 01:11 AM
Be wary. If your avatars aren't all the same size, stretching and blurring will likely occur.

Also be doubly wary because signatures that do that are against the rules, so I assume avatars are too.

Dispozition
2010-05-02, 03:34 AM
Also be doubly wary because signatures that do that are against the rules, so I assume avatars are too.

Nothing in the rules against it, only animated. I read them and it all seemed fine. It only does it on a refresh, and since I don't have many on the loop, after seeing about 10, you've got them all cached. They're all *very* small too.

Kris on a Stick
2010-05-02, 03:39 AM
Be wary. If your avatars aren't all the same size, stretching and blurring will likely occur.

Of course, it's pretty easy to add moar blank pixels until they're 120x120 or whatever.

Dogmantra
2010-05-02, 03:40 AM
Nothing in the rules against it, only animated. I read them and it all seemed fine. It only does it on a refresh, and since I don't have many on the loop, after seeing about 10, you've got them all cached. They're all *very* small too.

I seem to recall one of the mods saying that it was hard to police avatars and signatures that changed, if one of them was offensive but the rest weren't. I don't know. Might've been another forum, but it can't hurt to ask.

Ninja Chocobo
2010-05-02, 04:19 AM
Nothing in the rules against it, only animated. I read them and it all seemed fine. It only does it on a refresh, and since I don't have many on the loop, after seeing about 10, you've got them all cached. They're all *very* small too.

I'm pretty sure this came up before and it was forbidden under the 'animated avatars' stipulation. I don't have proof though so

Dispozition
2010-05-02, 04:36 AM
I haven't seen it anyway, although that rule does make sense. I have a link to all of them in my sig, so if that happens I can direct them there and take the offending one out of the loop. If a mod asks me to get rid of the loop I will, but until then, I'm not breaking nor skirting any forum rules that I can find, so I presume I'm fine.

Reinholdt
2010-05-02, 07:52 AM
Of course, it's pretty easy to add moar blank pixels until they're 120x120 or whatever.

But I don't know how to do that! :smalleek:

And I don't see anything under the forum rules that would be against it either. :smallconfused:
I mean, I know I change my avatar more than enough on my own. I fail to really see the difference between manual and automatic.

Dispozition
2010-05-02, 08:04 AM
But I don't know how to do that! :smalleek:

And I don't see anything under the forum rules that would be against it either. :smallconfused:
I mean, I know I change my avatar more than enough on my own. I fail to really see the difference between manual and automatic.

It's a whole heap more frequent. You may change it every day or two, this changes it at every reload a person does, indepentant of anyone else.

Vulion
2010-05-02, 07:42 PM
Regina gets new eyes!

Er...a new eye!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/NewEyes-Regina.jpg

memnarch
2010-05-02, 07:59 PM
Hmmm.... The eye might be a bit more in proportion, but now it makes the nose look super huge.

Reinholdt
2010-05-02, 08:16 PM
Hmmm.... The eye might be a bit more in proportion, but now it makes the nose look super huge.

I think that might just be a nose issue. It appears in proportion to everything else to me.

Vulion
2010-05-02, 08:51 PM
I dunno, I kind of like it. Really on the fence here.

Perhaps I should change the shape or make the eye slightly larger?

Demonia
2010-05-03, 02:09 AM
I think it's HAWT!
Do nothing!:smalltongue:

Dogmantra
2010-05-03, 03:36 AM
I think it's HAWT!
Do nothing!:smalltongue:

Psssst, Demonia!
PSSSST!
If we say we don't like it, he'll draw more!

Demonia
2010-05-03, 04:25 AM
psst.... yo dude.... psst when someone say's there "on the fence" it generaly means they're not convinced and that they might stop doing it...:smalleek:
so again I say:

I think it's HAWT
KEEP IT UP!

memnarch
2010-05-03, 05:23 AM
Having the eyes larger would help.

Change the shape of the nose? Maybe. Having some quick comparison sketches would be useful for critiquing. (I'm thinking the design as is, smaller nose, different nose, with bigger eyes for them as well)

Dogmantra
2010-05-03, 05:26 AM
psst.... yo dude.... psst when someone say's there "on the fence" it generaly means they're not convinced and that they might stop doing it...:smalleek:
so again I say:

I think it's HAWT
KEEP IT UP!

Psst I know but if we tell him we don't like the style of eye, he'll keep experimenting until he finds one that he likes or we like. Thus more pwetty pictures.

Reinholdt
2010-05-03, 06:43 AM
I dunno, I kind of like it. Really on the fence here.

Perhaps I should change the shape or make the eye slightly larger?

It might just be a personality thing. I know I saw on Family Feud once that men like women with small noses. And TV would never lie to me!

If you cannot lie and like big noses, well...
That's up to you and isn't really an artistic issue. :smalltongue:

Dogmantra
2010-05-03, 06:51 AM
If you cannot lie and like big noses, well...
♫ I like big noses and I cannot lie
You other brothers can't deny ♫

Vulion
2010-05-03, 08:44 AM
Is the nose really that big?

Dogmantra
2010-05-03, 08:56 AM
I just think it's the new eye shape that makes the nose look big.

memnarch
2010-05-03, 09:14 AM
I just think it's the new eye shape that makes the nose look big.

This. It was fine before when the eyes were huge as well, but... well, now they're not and that makes the nose stick out a lot more. This is just my opinion anyway, and you should go with the design that seems the best.

Reinholdt
2010-05-03, 09:16 AM
Is the nose really that big?

I honestly didn't notice anything until people brought it up. It looks fine to me.

happyturtle
2010-05-03, 10:12 AM
Looks fine to me too. I don't like the style that makes noses all teeny tiny and almost invisible.

Vulion
2010-05-03, 12:50 PM
I'll keep the noses for now. One facial feature at a time. Now, I just have to come up with eyes for Kathy, Eli and Eiria.

Mordokai
2010-05-03, 12:54 PM
Am lookin' forward to those drawings.

Demonia
2010-05-04, 01:49 AM
Yo! V! I've always liked your drawings and I like the way you draw the faces of your characters, and to be truthful, I always thought your faces looked fine how they were!:smallfrown:
But if you do choose to change them, good for you... just promice me one thing... whatever you do don't change the noses!:smalleek: 'cause when you change the nose the entire face will look diffrent, trust me.
Anyway, keep up the good work:smalltongue:

Humbug
2010-05-04, 08:48 AM
Cool work. :smallsmile:

memnarch
2010-05-04, 02:20 PM
Guess I'm alone in thinking it needs fixing.

Keep up the good drawing Vulion.

Uncle Festy
2010-05-04, 04:14 PM
Arg! double Post


You can delete posts, you know.
It's on the "edit post" page somewhere.

Humbug
2010-05-04, 05:40 PM

You can delete posts, you know.
It's on the "edit post" page somewhere.
I didn't know that, I'm used to seeing the delete button right on the post itself. Sorry. :smallfrown:

Uncle Festy
2010-05-04, 05:50 PM
I didn't know that, I'm used to seeing the delete button right on the post itself. Sorry. :smallfrown:

Aww, don't be sad. It's not a problem at all, don't worry about it.
Sorry if I came across a bit terse. :/

Vulion
2010-05-04, 08:25 PM
Eiria gets a new set...

...of eyes! Also, a tweaked haircut.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/NewEyes-Eiria.jpg

Maximum Zersk
2010-05-04, 08:27 PM
Eiria gets a new set...


YAY!!!! :smallbiggrin:


...of eyes! Also, a tweaked haircut.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/NewEyes-Eiria.jpg

Oh. :smallfrown:

Well, they look good anyway. Any reason she reminds me of modern Final Fantasy characters?

Vulion
2010-05-04, 08:45 PM
Well, they look good anyway. Any reason she reminds me of modern Final Fantasy characters?

Which one?

Maximum Zersk
2010-05-04, 08:55 PM
...I don't know.

To be honest, I haven't played any Final Fantasy game over VII, but the style seems similar to the newer ones.

Demonia
2010-05-05, 01:12 AM
pity it was just her eyes:smallfrown: :smalltongue:

Dispozition
2010-05-05, 04:52 AM
Eiria gets a new set...

...of eyes! Also, a tweaked haircut.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/NewEyes-Eiria.jpg

Ahahah oh damn man, that looks horrible. Sorry, but it's the truth. Those eyes do not suit her in the slightest. Her forehead is HUDGE now...In fact, her face in general is just massively proportionally off now. I'd keep working at it if I were you :P

Since you've changed your eye size, you're going to have to change the size of the rest of the facial features, and the size of the head.