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Mara and the Puppets [Updated] New Version!

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 01:44 AM

1 April 2012: Updated Illustration!

Here is a "final" version. I'm pretty pleased with the result, but I think it's missing something.

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This is a redo of the illustration that was on the ``Your Very First GIMP Drawing'' thread ( http://www.gimptalk....t-gimp-drawing/ ). That was far from the very first version, of the illustration, though. Below is the very first version:

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I'm glad I still have this version. It was also the very start of my artist endeavors.

New WIP:

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I think the anatomy and perspective has improved quite a bit over the old version. For a while Daz Studios was giving away their 3D modeling software. I have no interest in pursuing 3D art. It is useful, though, to set a pose on my Win laptop, set it on a table, and reference it... sort of a makeshift figure drawing class.

The P / NP selector lever is a joke regarding the P = NP problem (http://en.wikipedia....rsus_NP_problem)

The desk and lantern is a reference to the starting room in the first Alone in the Dark (http://en.wikipedia....28video_game%29) game.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:22 AM

:o! Wow I'm amazed at the contrast between the old one and the new in, even if it is a WIP! I like it! :o..Finish it..DOIT! =P
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:21 AM

View PostMoko, on 28 March 2012 - 12:22 AM, said:

:o! Wow I'm amazed at the contrast between the old one and the new in, even if it is a WIP! I like it! :o..Finish it..DOIT! =P


Thanks :) This one is taking quite a while. The furniture has been rearranged a bit.
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:40 AM

Updated! See top of thread ;)
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:18 PM

Gosh i love the realism and the ambience you put inside!
please call me eliris from now on.
thanks =D
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:43 AM

View PostASN95(Roseus), on 09 April 2012 - 07:18 PM, said:

Gosh i love the realism and the ambience you put inside!


Thanks :D I'm starting to realize how important good lighting is.
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:30 PM

Wow!! :o!

2 Observations:

1: Her arm looks a little odd to me, and her hand as well, they look a little...Idk..Unnatural? x:
2: The bottom of her dress/skirt look a little like it's a very long shirt that stops at her tummy, and it makes her look chubby Imo...And has nothing covering her legs... At least that's what my eyes see! XD

It's a very good job though! Nice! I like how it improved so much! ;D
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:45 AM

View PostMoko, on 14 April 2012 - 05:30 PM, said:

Wow!! :o!

2 Observations:

1: Her arm looks a little odd to me, and her hand as well, they look a little...Idk..Unnatural? x:
2: The bottom of her dress/skirt look a little like it's a very long shirt that stops at her tummy, and it makes her look chubby Imo...And has nothing covering her legs... At least that's what my eyes see! XD

It's a very good job though! Nice! I like how it improved so much! ;D


Thanks :)

I'm not sure how the arms and hands look unusual. Maybe this is one of those things that will be really clear after I haven't looked at the drawing for a while.

Mara has the same outfit in this drawing: http://www.gimptalk....r-web-elements/
I'm not sure what you would call it... a tunic?

The angle is strange, and it was hard for me to figure out how to wrap the clothing around the figure. Her right leg is in the shadows. You can see the bottom of her thigh - although I can see how it looks like the top. Her left leg pulling against the back of the tunic would stretch the material below her tummy. If I remember right, the part that is sticking out a little is actually her pelvis.

I used a computer model (similar to posemaniacs) as a reference. The model was naked, hairless, and with the light coming from the incorrect direction. But, it helped a lot with foreshortening and perspective.
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