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Feel free to compare this directly on top of the source lines. Figured I'd try out a new little Flash trick programming a fade effect without using the timeline (all action scripting).

If you'd like to see a high resolution version of this image, check here: [link]

:iconcrimsonsea: & :iconvest:

Original Lines - [link]
By ~Crimsonsea

Getting this one wrapped up for ~Crimsonsea. Already did two of his characters from his series, so might as well go for the hat trick on this one.

Photoshop CS2
Wacom Tablet
CGTextures.com

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:iconythejoshuatreey:
YTheJoshuaTreeY Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome use of flash. Wonderful drawing too.
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:iconreign05:
Reign05 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa!!!! :jawdrop: I really hate using the word epic but, this is EPIC!!!!
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:iconsprink24:
Sprink24 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
This is amazing O.O
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:iconlin-west:
Lin-West Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010   Digital Artist
badass!!
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:iconbaquitania:
baquitania Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is SCARY good color, I'm so glad I stumbled on to it... very inspiring!
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:iconnormanwong:
NormanWong Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Sweeeet loooking!!
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:iconandrewjharmon:
AndrewJHarmon Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
Holy spit!
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:iconcuriosajess:
Curiosajess Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Student General Artist
I see it now, its the eyes, I think it would of looked alot better if you sharpen the eyes a bit.
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:iconcuriosajess:
Curiosajess Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Student General Artist
Please dont take offense, but I think it looked better without colors. The lineart was amazingly done!
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
Ooooh, man. I must be gettin' a bit rusty. I'll make it a point to put a little more effort into the next work, then. I will admit, it's tough to match CrimsonSea's drawing ability to do it proper justice. Thanks for your honest input, it's much appreciated.
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:iconcrimsonartz:
CrimsonArtz Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
Thanks sooo much again 'vest. Love it to bits. It's gorgeous, glossy, earthy and gritty, exactly how I imagined her. You have mad MAD skills. :)
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:iconmegaaxeby:
megaaxeby Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
That's a cool way to compare the lines with the colors!
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:iconmaster-futon:
Master-Futon Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Not only did you do an awesome job, but you managed to use a kickass method of presentation.
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Thank you! :D
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:iconmaster-futon:
Master-Futon Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
No prob.
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:iconbenzod32:
benzod32 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Hmm seems that a few of the lines on her legs and such seem so thick they take away from you hi-lights. Over all a very good pic.
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Hmm, true that. Something to keep in mind on the next run.
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:iconbenzod32:
benzod32 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
still looks good though
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:iconebenezar:
Ebenezar Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Student General Artist
awesome.
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Thank you!
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:iconavskyggene:
AvSkyggene Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
That is a an excellent color job and now a really great idea with using Flash!
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Thanks, much appreciated!
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:iconfotography101:
Fotography101 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
I think i just died, that not only is an excellent coloring job but the character comes right out of the picture!
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Cool, thanks a lot!
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:iconfotography101:
Fotography101 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
np does she remind you at all of dani moonstar
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:icongregmayer:
GregMayer Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Student General Artist
Super sick and professional stuff, as usual. Could you color a piece that's inked and painted in a black and white ink-wash? Theoretical question.
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Something like this? [link]

I could definitely make something out of that. I don't just need solid black/whites to implement my coloring formula.

Thanks for the compliments!
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:icongregmayer:
GregMayer Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Student General Artist
You cut me right to the chase. Wow, you have mad skill; you probably have a lot on your plate but I'd love to see what you'd do with something like the Spiek piece. You deserve the compliments. :D
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:iconjamiefayx:
JamieFayX Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
very very cool
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Thanks a lot, dude!
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:iconjamiefayx:
JamieFayX Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
no prob dude!!!
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:iconbluesoulber:
BlueSoulber Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are amazing!!!
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Thank you!
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:iconyogi89scorpio:
Yogi89Scorpio Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You gotta warn me faster than that lol. When my mouse fell over it I yelled "WHAT THE HELL?!". Lol I thought something was going wrong. I just woke up :). But nonetheless great job on the coloring :nod:.
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Yep, it startles a lot of people, apparently. I've gotta put a bell on it or something so people know to treat it gingerly. :)
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:iconalphamanga:
alphamanga Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Relly fine!
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Thank you!
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:iconhybridmother23:
Hybridmother23 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
awesome :] is it just me or does it strangely like captain jack?
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Uh-dee-dah, doooh...dee-dah, doooh...run along with Captain Jack. Uh-dee-dah-DEE-dah, dooooooh!
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:iconsektrone:
SektrOne Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009   Digital Artist
hahaha YOU KILLED IT!! inSANE job!
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Killed it!?

QUICK! Grab me a shovel and a wood chipper, we must HIDE THE EVIDENCE!
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:iconthe-lest:
the-lest Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a neat idea with the flash thing, but personally I would prefer a clickable link. Or at least, a large fullview of this image! I am unable to zoom in and look more closely at the details.

Okay, y'know what. While this is beautifully coloured, I think you picked the wrong style of colouring. (ie. the only digital colouring style that you seem to be able to do, does not fit with this picture.) Why? Well the thicker outlines call for a much more simplistic, perhaps cartoony or comic-book style of colouring. Not the semi-realistic "videogame promo poster artwork" style that you generally use (=D that's what I'm gunna call your style of colouring, cos thats what it looks like to me.)

I think a style like this would have fit much better:
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What I am getting at here is that the thick, bold lines don't work well with the soft, realism-ish colours. I think that they call for a much bolder, more stylised, less realistic approach.

But, because you've gone for a realistic approach, the result is that the bold outlines look really out of place. In fact, she looks as if she has some kind of black forcefield around her body.

This reminds me of something else I dislike about your gallery. I mentioned the content previously (not enough variety in content). Now I want to mention the style. It never varies. It seems you've learned to do an almost perfect colouration, but only in one particular style. And god forbid you should stray from that! :P Seriously, I would like to see you do something totally different colour-wise.

The hair is still looking like lots and lots of bits of wire as opposed to hair. (I think I mentioned that before, if I'm mistaken I can elaborate)

Aside from this I don't have much else to say. You are still colouring very well in the same style you always use. You have pretty much mastered it. Try something new.
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Oh hey, and I've added a high resolution version of the image to the description. So there you can find an image file. :)
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Hmmm, a very interesting challenge. Couldn't hurt to take a stab at a whole new coloring style. Admittedly, my coloring style is very formulaic; following a very particular set of steps to acquire a consistent result. I should try that buffman style, I really like it.

As always, your time and input is greatly appreciated. I'll make an effort on the next image to hazard a completely different style...one that would also fit with the lines given. Thanks a bunch!

`vest
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:iconanjiro08:
Anjiro08 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn, that's all kinds of awesome. Very detailed linework and great colors.
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Thank you!
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:iconanjiro08:
Anjiro08 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure thing. :)
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:iconarzeno:
Arzeno Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009   General Artist
Dude, beautifully done as always. I'm really diggin your flash effect. Any chance you can learn me somethin'bout it?
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Sure, I'll post a .fla file soon so you too can create the effect.
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:iconlolaspoon:
lolaspoon Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
Wow epic coloring skillz.
Your work is so beautiful:D
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