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Commission by *cbei

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By *cbei

Color by `vest

Catching up the gallery with some of the commissions I pulled together over the last couple weeks. This one, a really awesome shot of Witchblade. Really went a bit overboard with the details on this one. If you check really carefully on the full view, you'll see I even added little interiors and furnishings within the small windows in the background. I believe that it's always those tiny unnoticeable details that trick the mind into thinking the image is far more complex than it really is. Take a blank wall, seems completely undetailed. Then draw in a few suggestive lines for bricks here and there, and suddenly, the eye thinks the whole wall is made of bricks. Give just a couple of those bricks some cracking, and the mind will then think all the bricks are aged. Maybe a bit of dripping paint along the top, now the mind thinks the entire wall is older than time itself.

Just the small details. You don't have to draw every atom of a surface. But if you just put little hints here and there that there's more to the image, the mind will unconsciously fill in those details for you.

Except for Withblade's armor. I actually did have to zoom in and shade every quark individually.


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:icondionisante:
Dionisante Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!!!
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:iconangeliccutie:
AngelicCutie Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
i also used this as a example here :iconsexymalefemalenation: i hope you don't mind
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:iconoo-monkey-oo:
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow...just beautiful :)
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:iconninjadaemon:
NinjaDaemon Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THE DETAIL!!! What resolution did you draw this at?
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:iconinvayn:
invayn Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
love the left arm it looks like nightmares from soul calibur
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:iconmarratokensuto:
MarratoKensuto Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Fantastic work! ;D
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:icondeadcobra:
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Sexy hot
Seriously so slutty
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:iconicewater31:
IceWater31 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
wow.......
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:iconkkht311:
kkht311 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Lovely art.

:-)
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:iconjwichmann:
JwichmanN Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
:thumbsup:
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:iconorabich:
orabich Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great work!
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:iconjhonl22:
JhonL22 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
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:icondevasion:
Devasion Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
wooooow! amazing!
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:iconpintsizedeater:
PintSizedEater Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
The color sample that cbei posted gave me a better idea of your work -- your attention to detail is stunning! While I love the final picture, I also really like the lineart and the no-lines version.
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:iconmister-23:
Mister-23 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Very sexy.

I totally dig this render.
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:iconktormnik:
KtORmNIK Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
beautifulll.
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:iconcehnot:
cehnot Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:thumb287247039:

1. Lines
2. Colors without my line work
3. Final with my lines.
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:iconcehnot:
cehnot Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Just wanted to post this side-by-side comparison of his colors and my line work. You can see how much he spent the time modeling the human form, buildings and the armor.

:thumb287247039:
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:iconcehnot:
cehnot Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This turned out great. I am glad to see you post this. I have a lot of my watchers post comment and send me messages asking how you did the gauntlet. I also have a lot of people asking to see your colors without the lines. I may just post a detailed area of the pic showing side by side.
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Ahhh, some clever little details indeed...
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:iconakuma785:
Akuma785 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool, I remember reading the comic when I was a kid.
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:iconjulibee-darling:
Julibee-Darling Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not the bricks I'm looking at...

I do adore outfits that look like claws across the boobs. :)
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:iconmedrazerblade:
medrazerblade Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great Colouring!!
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I've seen a lot of colored images of Witchblade, and it wows me every time how the artist painstakingly renders that armor like that. That's the kind of patience I lack, that drove me to pursuing a simpler, more cartoonish style. Yours here seems far more meticulous than most; very well done.
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Connie-kins Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student General Artist
69 [who?]
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
If only Favorites really worked that way.

And if only they didn't spontaneously decide to use the British spelling, despite everything else having an American spelling. Weirdest thing, huh?
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:iconconnie-kins:
Connie-kins Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Asdfghjkl. If ONLY.
Maybe dA is trying to be ritzy?
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:iconalborlen:
AlBorlen Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, no kidding about the quarks. That armor really pops. Nice work :D
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Whew, glad to get some compliments for the armor! That part took me a while to do.
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:iconalborlen:
AlBorlen Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The effort shows :D
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:iconaidenke:
aidenke Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Looks REALLY good, man - lovely lighting work all over the picture, on both Sara and the background. Amazing as always!
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Thank you very much! Glad you like it. :)
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:iconthepoeticpaladin:
ThePoeticPaladin Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm kind of in awe of this niche you've carved for yourself. I wouldn't have imagined that someone could charge to color other people's drawings, but... Damn do you do it, and damn do you deserve to do it.
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vest Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
It's been something I've been pursuing for the last five years as a contingency plan for an unfriendly hiring environment in the video gaming industry. After half a decade of struggling to get a foothold there while spending my free time building skills in an auxiliary skill like coloring, it's nice to be able to start having these images pay for the electricity they suck up to be made.

Because of this, I am always 100% grateful for my commissioners who give me work, and sincerely appreciate both their willingness to give me a shot and their upstanding handsome demeanor. Did I mention how handsome they are? Every single one of them, a dapper beacon of charming good looks and dagger sharp wit that drives Narcissus to write emotional sonnets about how he can no longer bear to look at his hideous visage in comparison.
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:iconthepoeticpaladin:
ThePoeticPaladin Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
...I think I love you.
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:icontheurbanwerewolf:
theurbanwerewolf Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
awesome work on the details and the coloring looks great :iconeweplz: very sexy
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Much appreciated, thank you!
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:icontheurbanwerewolf:
theurbanwerewolf Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
no problem friend
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:icondevgear:
devgear Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Beautiful!
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Thank you very much!
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