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Desert City by Silver-StarFire Desert City by Silver-StarFire
The new deviant art edit system thing was taking too long >:/ so i instead opted to resubmiting the new updated picture. Scrappy background is scrappy but at least it's something to look at. At first I was disapointed that Vincen blocks most of the buildings but now I think it's for the better. overall not a very, blended peice. You can definately tell they were coloured at different times and different pallets, oh well.
The bellow text is the same from the first version, "best class ever".

This semester I have "Introduction to 2D and 3D Animation" an the class is all about teaching us the basics of what we would do in either. This week was all about colouring a character in photoshop. Because it's fun (and to avoid any copyright stuff) i drew my adorable Vincen :D . I drew it first by hand, then took a picture and made a digital lineart (teacher was impressed at how clean the "pencil" millage was, then i told him i cheated :P ).
Took about 4 hours to colour.

Next week we'll be doing backgrounds next and then sticking the two together. I would LIKE to put him in a dersert type city environment (got pics of Jerusalem for references) but so far my attempts have been monstrous. :/ we'll see....

NOTE: and three hours of effort later and the scrappy background is complete.
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Queen-Ceilidh Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
I like the domed building in the corner. Vincen really fits into the Middle Eastern setting.
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Silver-StarFire Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ya he I always see him in a desert environment, heheh, he's to dainty to live in a jumgle (another possible environment)
The domed building is The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. I wanted to put something in there that definately said "desert city". I actually intended to have it only siluetted when I first thought of the idea.

Quarks to fix?
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Mortysir Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
This is great! He blends so well with the background. :O Reminds me of AC. :D
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Silver-StarFire Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heheh, where do you think I got the idea from? I was half tempted at one point to play AC just to get a nice background reference :D
Quarks to fix? :)
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Mortysir Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
It's perfz ok u_u
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Silver-StarFire Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i see the imperfection and not the flaws, help!
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AquaMind Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful background. :D
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Silver-StarFire Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks, has to be one of my best considering I don't think of a background most of the time till right before the whole thing is finished XD. Actually, turned out better then I'd hoped. Any quarks to fix next time?
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AquaMind Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope, I think this is good.
I'm also bad at drawing background, and just started to learn it. So, I'm a bit clueless if you ask about it :|
Visit my gallery sometimes, although I only drew simple background for my creatures n dragons n say something about it if you want :D
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Silver-StarFire Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well in art program we're in we've only touched on backgrounds as of yet and here's what I got so far; perspective is the key. draw a horizon line and find some tutorils on perspective. And NEVER lose your horizon line and/ or vanishing points.

Looking at your stuff it seams like your well on your way. My suggestion is to get reference to what else you can add to fill out the background more and draw things in 3 dimension before adding details (ie cylanders for tree branches to see them coming towards or away from you, and what's above/ bellow horrizon line). Your characters look very grounded/ solid none the less. :P
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