You know, there's a reason why I did that poll where I asked if my art is improving too fast. Well, here's one. At first, I drew cheap little fanart on a piece of yellow pad paper, now... after 4 months of being a deviant, I end up with this! And I can't believe that those tutorials I downloaded really paid off!
Someone, hit me with a shovel!
So, there. It's just my FIRST TIME to do digital painting (and I can't believe that I'm that good at it for a starter)! It's a good thing there are lots of tutorials in dA to download!
This idea of mine is based from a doodle I made and a bit of inspiration from a YouTube video (which is now gone... It's Agent R!). I drew Rocko as some sort of agent or detective in a film noir movie, holding a gun. Well, I always wondered what Rocko will look like in a long coat (and tie) and a fedora hat! Hmmm... Does Rocko look taller here? Sorry, my drawing style just made me do that. Darn, I should've made his feet bigger!
Of course I chose that idea so that I could practice painting, in black and white first (before doing a colored compostion)! I started doing this just last Saturday... seriously, this is time costly! I spend around one and a half hours to 2 hours every day to do one part, except the last day I did this (which is Tuesday), I spent around 4 hours (I guess) and finished it. So all in all, I spent more than 8 hours making this from scratch. This is completely done in Photoshop CS2, and I didn't scan a drawing for this (the doodle only has Rocko in it, and it's too small). I really tested my skills using the tablet! I used a few custom brushes here, too... Like for the ones I used for the smoke. I'm terrible at making smoke, even with a tutorial! The clouds and fog is just an edited version of the Photoshop render filter.
As you can see, I left most of the outlines, that's because some things look terrible without it. And I had some problems making reflections on the pavement, good thing the smoke hides most of it! Anyway, the setting of this is supposed to be in an alley.
By the way, the guy from the poster is named Commander Shellbach (based from an artwork of mine)... I don't want to call him by his first name, the character would be too obvious! Nah, who cares about that if you know who he really is! One last thing, this is supposed to be a wallpaper (Well, it is now my desktop wallpaper), the size is 1200 x 900 pixels.
 You know the reason I did this? RML went off-air in our Nickelodeon (South East Asia) last week, and was replaced by that friggin' Animalia crap! Now I hate that show more than Heathcliff! [/edit]