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Postby Cannonball519 » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:24 pm

These sketches are great. Keep it up.
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Postby Ivanssj4 » Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:25 am

I dig the new stuff.

So, any future projects?
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Postby Black » Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:36 am

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Postby Boymonkey130 » Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:46 pm

I wish to see photos of your other works... Just to compare them with your illustratin' skillz.

Not to be mean or anything... I just wanna see if you're even better at that stuffs.



And I wouldn't call most of your arts 'cartoons' the shading's heavy, and it looks like a nice medium balance.




Just wondering (I've asked most people this at some point). Any way you could post an example of your drawing skeleton...? If ya don't mind, O'course.
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Re: Gigi: Ragdoll with a sketchbook

Postby tomaszavenger » Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:47 pm

The heavy shading gives the cartoons a great effect. you could probably still class them as cartoons, but they're more lifelike.
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Re: Gigi: Ragdoll with a sketchbook

Postby Deena » Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:53 pm

A Detective Conan fan! There aren't enough Detective Conan fans in the west!:D<3 Your art's amazing, and I can't wait to see more Conan fanart from you. I also go to an art school, but I'm in illustration; my roommate's in fine arts and complains about how the professors are always whining about students doing "illustrative" stuff.:B
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Re: Gigi: Ragdoll with a sketchbook

Postby Acktoo » Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:06 pm

I'm a Detective Conan fan, and I'm in the west....

I even plan on doing fanart. Eventually.

Like with you've uploaded so far, Gigi. Little Rachel (I will probably never get used to calling her 'Ran'.) is adorable, and top hats and monocles are some of the best things ever, so that comic cover is pretty epic in my book.
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Postby sam4books » Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:18 pm

Never heard of Detective Conan is he on Sci-fi or something?
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Re: Gigi: Ragdoll with a sketchbook

Postby Gigi » Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:36 pm

well as for other art...heres an example

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Re: Gigi: Ragdoll with a sketchbook

Postby Boymonkey130 » Thu May 01, 2008 9:23 am

...Yeah... that's pretty freakin' awesome... ._.
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Postby CogitoIJ » Thu May 01, 2008 12:06 pm

The legs look a little thick compared to the rest of the body, but other then that..... Wow... o_o
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Re: Gigi: Ragdoll with a sketchbook

Postby tomaszavenger » Thu May 01, 2008 2:48 pm

Reminds me of the little sisters in Bioshock.
Freakingly awesome.
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Re: Gigi: Ragdoll with a sketchbook

Postby Gigi » Thu May 01, 2008 6:45 pm

Ahh thanks…I know it’s not perfect, but I’m working on it.

Anyway back to the matter at hand…here is the Cheshire cat design


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Postby sam4books » Fri May 02, 2008 3:20 pm

Awesome o.O I always loved Cheshire Cat ^_^
I want his boots :P Is that a spike? He's gonna stab people with it right? >:3 .......<_< >_> *steals his boots* Mwahahaha! You shall never catch me! >:D
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Postby Coos » Sat May 03, 2008 8:39 am

Absolutely fantastic.
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Postby Cannonball519 » Sat May 03, 2008 11:05 am

I love how crafty the Chesire cat looks. It's awesome.
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Postby Dainen » Sat May 03, 2008 7:47 pm

do you plan on inking your works? :D i think it'll be great

mmm... names for the comic... you'll have to elaborate on the storyline for a good title to come about Image
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Postby Black » Sun May 04, 2008 6:02 am

Cheshire cat looks really good. Nicely done.
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Postby Fummo » Sun May 04, 2008 6:30 am

I agree. Looks very good.
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Re: Gigi: Ragdoll with a sketchbook

Postby Boymonkey130 » Tue May 06, 2008 9:41 am

You continue to amaze me. ;D



Could you post an unfinished work sometime so I can see how you start it...?
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Postby Gigi » Tue May 06, 2008 5:50 pm

Tee-Hee I’m so glad you like it, I guess I declare this one a success. Thanks everyone *happy dance*

ahh...yes...um..moving on

Dainen wrote:do you plan on inking your works? :D i think it'll be great


I really would love too, really I would, but I don’t know how...all i have is a paintshop program and I cant get it to do the effects i want, particularly in creating the line drawing...it still looks to stale. *grrr...* much frustration!!!

Could you post an unfinished work sometime so I can see how you start it...?


I don’t see why not, though I’m not quite sure what you mean by unfinished…do you mean the paintings or the sketches?
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Postby Dainen » Tue May 06, 2008 6:21 pm

Therefore you must get Photoshop/GIMP D:

I kid lol Have you considered manual inking before scanning the image? ^_^
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Re: Gigi: Ragdoll with a sketchbook

Postby Gigi » Tue May 06, 2008 6:25 pm

I did actually…but it just doesn’t look right to me. It looks unprofessional and the damned paintshop program wont clear it up enough to make it useful. *sigh* I really do need a photoshop or illustrator program
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Postby Erix » Tue May 06, 2008 6:29 pm

You need better pencils or inking pens to ink unless you plan to digitally ink. If you have some cash http://www.jetpens.com/ carries a lot of pencil leads that can help with that. I suggest 3B or 4B at the highest. Then just use photoshop, and adjust the black/white levels.
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Postby Dainen » Tue May 06, 2008 6:29 pm

Ah, i understand ^^ but you're doing great as it is as well so there's no rush to get software lol
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