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Cast: The Fifth Columnist by andie5 Cast: The Fifth Columnist by andie5
here are the (almost complete) characters from "the fifth columnist": character close-ups are my speciality so it's been a while since i thought of doing something like this. most of the drawings were made during office hours (me so BAD!) with simple pen on paper--and i'm actually liking the effect!

basically i ran some random searches on people's faces on google--this was fun cos i am very particular about facial characteristics (esp. for older characters). i'm rather impressed that some of the characters with russian names manage to look russian! :D so do the blacks and chinese... although the jewish look more greco-roman to me... sorry! ^^;

the diagram for the piece was inspired by ~Chavs's Mind Machine: [link] see if you can figure out which ones the bad guys are!! :XD: i'll give one point for each headcount!! :thumbsup: OH, and in case you're wondering who the little boy at the bottom is....

it's helix's son! :o
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:iconwaterfaeryz:
waterfaeryz Featured By Owner May 1, 2007   Traditional Artist
kerennn....!!! boleh nanya ga,, ini fifth columnist itu maksudnya apa??
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andie5 Featured By Owner May 7, 2007
oh, itu artinya pengkhianat ^^
thanks yah say, galerimu jg ok bgt :D aku mau ketemu editor elex hari jumat ini buat proposal komik fifth columnist. tolong doain ya!! --> nervous bgt! :hug:
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waterfaeryz Featured By Owner May 7, 2007   Traditional Artist
GUD LUCK LHO~!!!!

nanti baca ah....
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miracleangel Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Finally your characters are reveal!!!! *steals the hottest one* lol......

HI HUN!!!!!
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andie5 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
hello!! glad to have you back! things alrite??? hmm... which one did you steal? :D
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miracleangel Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I steal the hottest BRUNETT!!!! lol and Im good!!! I started that animation course!!! and its real fun...quite hard at times but FUN!!!! lol and you hun??
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andie5 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007
been busy lately!! :) GOOD GOING WITH THE COURSE!!! yeeha! any chance we'll see new deviations soon??
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miracleangel Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMGNHJA hopefully you all see new deviations friom yours truly!!! MOI lol, just been busy with stuff.....BUT how have you been???
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andie5 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007
ive been fine darling! i hope you are well too! good to have everyone back, you and rena to name a few!
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miracleangel Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats good!!!! I thought I missed alot since ive been gone!!! so are you working on new works???
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andie5 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007
not really! been busy with work and play recently, im afraid. what about yourself?
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Chenria Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
All the characters look so cool :3 They're really interesting =^^=
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andie5 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007
thank you very much!!
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Chenria Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww: you're most welcome, dearest
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kevmofan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007   Digital Artist
Hey sis! This is such a cool chart of faces!
Sorry I have not been around much lately... new computer has a shoddy hard disk so I'm getting it replaced... >< Argh it sucks so bad! i want a working computer damnit!
How have you been?
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andie5 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007
hey!!! thanks sis, haven't seen you in a while indeed! gah, computers are the source of all evil!! :dead: hope you'll get that sorted out soon! (upload more work darnit!!! :XD:)

ive been good, been good... but so many ppl have gone and i miss you all!!! i talked to rena and she didnt sound too well--let's give her a double support! you been alright yourself?

oh, and much thanks for the fave! :heart:
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kevmofan Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007   Digital Artist
>< I dunno. I seem to have lost a lot of faith in DA since rena left.. ><
I'm not sure I'll renew my subscription or not. I'd like to... in fact I probably will if I make use of it... but until my stupid bloody hard disk comes in, I'll have no new art to put up.. and I am now officially a WHOLE FREAKIN MONTH behind in my commissions... Argh! I can't take it >< I HATE BEING BEHIND!!!

I've been alright other than that ^^

I need to add rena to msn, but I haven't been online msn for ages ><

How about you?
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andie5 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007
ditto on your first statement!! :(

gah sis, i really hope your computer's going to get sorted out soon. i've been really ill lately, but am recovering well now. anything interesting happening in real-time then? :)
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HenrikeDijkstra Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007  Student General Artist
Wow, this took lots of work I can imagine. This is great, so much nationalities and differences in their facial features. Do they all appear in your comic?
And does the way the people are placed in this diagram show how they are related to each other, work-wise I mean? And what`s with the question sign?
Lots of questions. sorry :D
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andie5 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
thank you and no worries! yes, they all appear in the story, although i haven't finished the story yet and i don't know what gonna happen in the end ^^;

hmm, in a way the diagram does imply what their relationship are to each other, for example the people at the top mostly are the boss/superiors... but the diagram was mainly a design thing so the positioning has to be compromised a lot of times :)

you should make something like this too for your comic! :D
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HenrikeDijkstra Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007  Student General Artist
Haha, then it`d be a lot smaller than yours but it could be fun yes. Though I`m busy with other drawings lately. :)
You don`t have an ending yet? :D Wow, I always have a beginning and an ending and mostly I don`t know what to put inbetween. :D
Ah yes, I see what yo mean about the relationships. That`s a big compagny, though I can imagine that some persons have nothing to do with the compagny (like little Friedrich :D he`s cute!)
About the bad guy thing.....I honstly don`t know. There are some people that look kind of angry but it could be that it`s their `standard` expression. lol
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andie5 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007
actually, i am about the same as you, i also know the end but don't know what to put in the middle that would lead to that end! ^^;

and you're very right about the bad guys, who knows, even little friedrich can be a bad guy!! :D
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HenrikeDijkstra Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007  Student General Artist
:D It`s hard, isn`t it? Sometimes I have a bright moment and I can write some parts again, but sometimes you can think for days and ideas just won`t come...

LOL! :D Little `evil` Friedrich! It`s a good idea really, no one would suspect him! :D But what would his dad say?
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andie5 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007
i think when you're doing a webcomic you must be pretty confident already about your story! :D seeing you so enthusiastic about it, that makes me want to come back to my archaeological story as well. in fact, im planning on making a poster right now :)

i suppose daddy will be proud of him, because he's far more evil than the father! :XD:
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HenrikeDijkstra Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007  Student General Artist
Poster!? :boogie: That`s awesome! I can`t wait to see it!

I`m trying to really finish the first story (have a rough storyline but needs some `gap-filling`), but that`s the one I find the hardest to do because you have to explan so much. In later stories you can focus more on the characters and their relations.

Proud!? :XD: Shame on him! Before you know it the cute little kiddie goes robbing old ladies of their bags....and after that...even worse! And what comes from that ? Not much good, that`s for sure. :D
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andie5 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007
if there are too many information to cram in at once, why not insert them in your characters' dialogue? (but don't make it too obvious :)) i imagine it to be hard to fill the gaps, but i know you can do it! go henrike!!!

hahahah, now im starting to imagine friedrich really doing that! maybe i'll make a deviation out of it hihihi
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Yiro-Xyrali Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007
Oh wonderful job putting this all together! I've been wanting to see the profiles of your characters for a while, I'm glad you drew this ^^
(Cute kid by the way o.<;)
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andie5 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
heheh thank you very much yiro! don't be fooled by appearance though, that kid also wants to eeet you!!! :XD: here we go again!
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Yiro-Xyrali Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007
*Points* Child!!! O.o
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frozenangeluswingz Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007
Wow, great job here. I wonder when I'll be able to make one of these . . . Tee-hee, I'm so lazy. :giggle: Seriously, I admire your work. :aww:
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andie5 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
wow, thanks! :hug: im sure you'll do well at this sort of things! you're good with characters!
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frozenangeluswingz Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007
Tee-hee, you're very welcome. It was my pleasure. :glomp: Tee-hee, thanks so muchies too. :glomp:
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nightzdragonz Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
In some cases, the characters have wrinkle-lines that seem a bit off...like with "Sergey Vavilov"...the straight lines you have under his eyes, along with the lines at the sides of his mouth, don't make much sense. If they were placed slightly differently...maybe made to fit the muscles/curves/skin of the face in that area a bit more, I think it would be a lot more convincing. :)

Also, the crosshatching needs a lot of work - your lines are everywhere. It's also confusing because the spaces inbetween your hatching are so "large", and the details in the faces are so small...when you crosshatch, the hatching should not be confused with the lines of the drawing - they should not meddle with eachother. As an example, look at "Liung Liao Ren"...when you crosshatched over his left (our right) eye, it's hard to tell exactly what's a wrinkle and what's meant to be shading.
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andie5 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
thank you very much nightz, i will keep all your comments in mind for posterity. thanks again, it's just i find it hard to find face critics, and you're one of the few that i've met so far! :hug:
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nightzdragonz Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
:D No problem! I understand how aggravating it is to find crits, especially on deviantart, hehe...glad I could help! :)
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andie5 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
anything i can do to return the favour? ;)
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nightzdragonz Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
hehe...not needed, really...if you feel really compelled, feel free to leave me a comment or two on something, but it's not neccessary. :)
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ultema Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
I love how different they all are; absolutely fantastic. XD I need to do something with a modern setting some time I I can practice different facial features and structures with ones that already exist, because coming up with new ones is not very easy ^^; LOL.
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andie5 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
thanks ultema. but you can also do different races and faces in an ancient setting, can't you?
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ultema Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
Oh yeah! the problem with being fantasy based though, is that I don't want to draw someone and then look at it and go "He's asian" .. because he's not XD you know what I mean? It's really hard to come up with what a different race might look like without making it something that already exists XD
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andie5 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
ah i see... well, i suggest using pictures of random people as references :D
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Wotwot Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO COOL!! They actually look like real people!!!! Awesome! -Jealous-
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andie5 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007
you shouldn't be jealous... im jealous about your perspectives hehehe :D thank you!
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Blanke Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007
I have a tendency to draw things in my office, too, and I'm the self-proclaimed Office Dictator at my workplace, so don't worry about that. ;)

Hey, it looks like you've managed to make this realistic style look a lot more natural for you now. =D The mugshots are all very detailed, but it looks like it came naturally for you now. Have you by any chance played any of the Front Mission games? Your style sort of reminds me of those.

I'm going to take a stab at who some of the villains are, just by looking at their eyes...
-Alexandr
-Evgena
-Leonid (all assumptions about the last name of Kruschev aside... )
-Abraham
-I could see Deiter as either or...
and... one more....
-THE BLOODY QUESTION MARK! XD
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andie5 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007
yay! slackers unite! :D

thank you thank you for your comments. you're more than right.. i made the fifth columnist based on front mission!!! :thumbsup: wow, great job for spotting that. and even the main character (helix)'s real name is wagner, a ringer to front mission's 4 "wagner" :D

so in total, you got... 3.5 points!! (well done on spotting dieter ^^)
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Blanke Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
I guess I'm just that good. :P So, what are these points redeemable for? ;) Please don't tell me these points are pointless...

Okay, of all the puns I could have used, that was probably the worst...
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andie5 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
indeed. you're pretty sharp and witty though, i notice that heheh. well, i'll notify you if you win and you'll get a.... something! i havent thought of it yet but it'll be something to do with commissions i guess... i'll have to think about it first :D
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BigFatBAby Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
excellent work as usual baby...
i wont even try to guess out loud the villans, it woulld be like guessing a woman's age - no good can come of it.

other than that, you did really good in capturing ethnic background (except the jewish - i know becuase it takes on to know one), and age.
i see you've been working on your noses and it shows...

vincent is wonderfull.
sylvia is too plain and "flat" to my taste.

helix and bishop seem the closest to the "anime/manga" drawing motives, and therefore i would assume they were the first you ever drew...

loot seems to be the computer geek, but i would say that virus has a better chance of being that one, from the nickname...

these are simply my deduction skills...
however to make things more clear about each personality, i belive some clothes would add a world of knowledge...

overall it gets better with every deviation you submit...

amazing indeed...
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andie5 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007
gah! yes, jews are tricky! but i bet you can help me with it next time ;)

thanks about the constructive comments, i really appreciate them. and you're right as always about helix and bishop--they were drawn first. i thought of redrawing them to match the rest, but i suppose it's better as it is cos it shows how they are the main characters who "stand out from the rest".

and ditto about the clothes as well. i should do that next time. thanks again, and you're also right (again) about loot and virus... :D

so are you sure you don't want to have a go at the villains? :)
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BigFatBAby Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
hehe.... like i said, no good way out of it....
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