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:iconnovellus: & :iconwindriderx23: & :iconvest:

Commission By ~novellus


Original Lines - [link]
By *windriderx23

Color by `vest

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving weekend!

Adobe Photoshop CS2
Wacom Tablet
CGTextures.com
Macromedia Flash 8

Comments appreciated. Criticism honored.
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:iconculdesackidz:
culdesackidz Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
nice lighting effects
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:iconmitaka7730:
mitaka7730 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
nice! :)
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:iconrichbernatovech:
RichBernatovech Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
One of my favs of this bunch. Great pose and awesome colors! Love the blues. Beautiful work.
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
Thank you very much!
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:iconpatcarlucci:
PatCarlucci Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
Delanty,
You are just too bad bro! (yeah, I ripped the quote from ALIENS, so what, wanna fight about it? ....Oops! Just ripped that one from Family Guy).
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
Lol thanks! My favorite line:

'Hey Vasquez, you ever get mistaken for a man?'
'No...have you?'
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:iconpatcarlucci:
PatCarlucci Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
Yes... a GREAT line indeed!
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:iconnametherabbit:
NameTheRabbit Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
niiiice!
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
Thanks! :lol: Glad you like it!
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:iconnametherabbit:
NameTheRabbit Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
I do, I do
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:iconlightdeity:
LightDeity Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
I noticed that you made the eyes wider when you colored them. I prefer the original eyes, but, nonetheless this is your usual fantastic work.
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
Hmm, seems to be an issue with the shadow blending into the eyes, making the eyes appear larger. The spot of glare isn't helping in that regard.

Definitely an error to refrain from in future projects. Thanks for the input! Much appreciated!
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:iconseverflame:
Severflame Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Nice work with the effects.:thumbsup:
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
Thank you very much!
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:icondante-picasso:
Dante-Picasso Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
You have to teach me how to do effects like that.
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
The lightning is separated out into its own separate layer, and a mock ';preview' version is created by giving the lightning layer an outer glow and color overlay (in the layer blending) of the same shade of light blue (blend effect set to normal for both colors, opacity 100%).

An inner glow is created, and the inner glow style is set from outside to inside. It is the same light blue color, too, but its blending mode is Linear Dodge. Adjust the opacity, size, and density sliders until you get something that looks good.

Then, create a new layer above it, and merge the new layer with the lightning layer. This commits the blending effects to a rasterized layer. Get out a feathered brush, set it to a light blue color, set the brush mode to Linear Dodge, set the brush opacity to 20-40%, and dab away right on top of the lightning to give 'bloom' to certain parts. Particularly where it contacts surface, arcs, and intersects.

Hope this helps. :)
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:icondante-picasso:
Dante-Picasso Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
Oh cool. I thought you just had the outer glow on not the inner. I never really noticed how the inner glow affected things. Thanks, this does help. :D
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:iconakailv:
akaiLV Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Surge!! One of my favorites from the 2000ish New Mutants school kids! Awesome awesome work.

Also reminds me I need to read through my backlog of comics I have sitting here and see how if she blew up and was somehow pieced back together for the X-men/Dark Avengers crossover.
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
Heh, thank you very much! I've always liked the design of Surge, and it's good to revisit this character here.
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:iconakailv:
akaiLV Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
Hope to see more great works. ^_^
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:iconballoonprincess:
BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist Filmographer
Fantastic teamwork!
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
Thank you! :lol:
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:iconballoonprincess:
BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist Filmographer
My pleasure. :)
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:iconigloinor:
Igloinor Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
She's very sexy I think. U did great with her face, hair and surely all special effects in here :)
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
Thanks a lot! Much appreciated! :)
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:iconblinky-boi:
Blinky-Boi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Another SPECTACULAR job! :love: Particularly love the hair :heart: Epic detailing!
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
Thank you very much! Glad you like it!
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:iconapawhite:
apawhite Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
I was waiting for this one. I loved the lighting effects (although not so much the directions) last time you coloured Surge, and this one doesn't disappoint.

The improbably unsinged mutant looks great, with nice texture work and choice/use of colour, and although an argument could be made that her hair should be less shiny as it borders on the unbelievable, I do so enjoy saturated colours.

And what I originally wanted to write, in summary, spectacular job. As usual.
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
Thanks for the in depth observation. The hair was made extra blue as to prevent it bleeding into the background, and not having any pop against it, so it was primarily a design choice. But it does sacrifice a bit of the realism of the color palette, admittedly. I'll have to work on better balancing such compromises in the design in future images. Thanks again! :)
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:iconnovellus:
novellus Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Shock me baby!!!
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
Mon-key ...Mon-kee-yeeeey! Mon-key!

Don't you know-you, gotta, SHOCK the Monkey! (Shaw-k the MON-Keh!)
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:iconeikorukoyuu:
EikoRukoyuu Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Waow! Amazing colours and effects
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
Thank you very much!
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:iconeikorukoyuu:
EikoRukoyuu Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :D
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