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PS2 Fanart - Shir on the job.

PS2 Fanart - Shir on the job.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, '10, 7:47 pm 
This is probably more of a rehash of an old art piece. For those who remember I once drew Shir in the same outfit. Some of you may also remember I said would draw a background in later but never did. :D

So anyway, my planned Amy art didn't turn out as I wanted so I'll need to rethink it. Then again, trying to draw a pose from no reference is kind of hard. Does anyone think it would be a good idea to get one of those mannequin doll things that you pose for artwork? I feel it might actually make things easier. Let me know. :)

Anyway, blah blah and stuff. I ended up coming up with this one and set to work. For those who aren't in the know, it's meant to be taken from when she's sneaking around inside the Kaiser Building in her text adventure game.
A couple of hours later and I had the lineart done and something that worked at last. :D Relief! I drew the background in this morning. Gosh I forgot how much of a pain trying to draw something like that was! ><

Anyway, it's done now and all coloured. That only took about 6-7 hours to do. But then it does cover an entire page of A4. ^^

Next up: Selling my soul for CG colouring lessons. Seriously though, while I'm fine with my pencils, backgrounds are never going to turn out as they should and won't measure up to the rest of the drawing. It just doesn't work. Though as I've learned, CG backgrounds don't looks so good on a picture coloured with pencils. I really would like to learn how to do it.
I have photoshop elements, PSP Photo Pro and I'm sure I saw a trial of PSP 8 kicking around here somewhere, but I have no idea how to use them for this. Would it be too much to ask for someone to point me in the right direction for this? Books, websites, etc. It would be much appreciated. :) I have to wait until september next year if I want to sign up for evening classes for Photoshop.


And before I forget, I'll be photographing this later. So expect a slightly less wishy-washy version to appear tomorrow sometime.
Anyway, rambling over. Hope you like the artwork. :p


Last edited by Xander on Thu Sep 30, '10, 9:51 am, edited 2 times in total.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, '10, 8:02 pm 
Of the Shir pieces you've done so far, this is easily the best. It's not up to the level of your best Rika pieces (IMHO), but it still looks good.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, '10, 8:57 pm 
Yay! New Shir fanart! She looks pretty sexy.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, '10, 10:16 pm 
Though I've said it already, thanks you guys. Your requests have made my day as well. :)

And now I just realised I didn't quite crop out all of the unwanted stuff from the picture. Good thing I've decided to take a photo of it later for re-uploading. :D


Last edited by Xander on Wed Sep 29, '10, 10:16 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, '10, 10:47 pm 
Getting something you can pose is definitely not a bad idea. A specialist doll, even just an action figure that's sufficiently mobile... anything that's humanoid enough to give you an idea about perspective.

As for CG lessons, try looking for tutorials on sites like deviantart. Suggested searches: "coloring tutorial" (you'll probably get more hits with the US spelling of "colour") or "background tutorial" - then browse until something catches your eye.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, '10, 10:57 pm 
Hm...the quality is great, Xander. The only criticism I can make is definitely just my own personal taste, so take it as you will. I really don't think that outfit looks good on her. Just doesn't work for me for some reason. Otherwise, though, the piece is good. Well colored, and you did the perspective of the hallway VERY nicely!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, '10, 9:51 am 
vilkacis wrote:As for CG lessons, try looking for tutorials on sites like deviantart. Suggested searches: "coloring tutorial" (you'll probably get more hits with the US spelling of "colour") or "background tutorial" - then browse until something catches your eye.

Being registered on DeviantArt you'd think I'd have thought of that already. But I haven't. Thanks for the tip. :D

CW: Glad you like the perspective. Looking back I think it took as long to draw the hallway as it did to draw Shir herself. It was quite fiddly. I haven't drawn in perspective like that since my first year in high school. :p
As for the outfit, no offense taken. :) It's really a matter of personal preference. I like it for the simplicity, plus the baggy gloves make drawing her arms easier. ;) But given how this was a homage to her text adventure it was only fitting I drew her in the outfit she wears during the game.

EDIT: Ok, fixed version uploaded!


Last edited by Xander on Thu Sep 30, '10, 9:51 am, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, '10, 4:59 pm 
Sorry I missed seeing the other version, but this one looks terrific...I love all the colors. The hall background is great...including the elevator/lobby signs on the wall. The background really sets the picture off. Shir looks great and I like that dress, especially the red bow which is a cute accessory, so to speak. Another wonderful piece of art. :)


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