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Squiby: Oceanus Leupak by Ascynd Squiby: Oceanus Leupak by Ascynd
My Oceanus Leupak phenotype on Squiby. Leupaks are native of Valenth and the base concept is the creation of thesilentrose.

You can adopt one here...
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SimplyCrisis Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
Everytime I look at this guy, he kinda reminds me of a cat.
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Ascynd Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He reminds me a bit of a Deep One, lol... something between fish and fat frog. But I could see cat maybe in the posture, or the eyes.
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TakoraDrakan Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It amazes me everytime how well shaded the adoptables look shrinked down, but they are just kind of flat colored in a way. :p
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Ascynd Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I also do some touching up here and there, after they're shrunk, to fix things that didn't come out right.
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demonashley Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Student Digital Artist
wish i could make such cool adoptables like you. but i already have trouble with the image size how to start with :(
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Ascynd Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It isn't easy for me either... it's tricky to get a design that shrinks well, I probably toss two out for every one that works, if not more. I do rough sketches and scan them first so I can see how they shrink, and if they don't shrink well I just don't ink and color that one.

The trick seems to be to pick a good pose for them that will fit in the size box you need. And what Deo told me, you make the important features large, and the rest of them simple.

As for shrinking them its best to have a program that lets you work zoomed in on your picture, so you can see it big when you're working on it and just zoom back out to see how it will look when it's done.
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demonashley Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Student Digital Artist
oof... its already hard if i need todo with help layers.. but all i have is GIMP. i tried working on a transparant layer. hehe but it screwed up XD all lines where half transparant too (fail, fail Fail)
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Ascynd Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gimp does let you blow up your picture as big as you need to. I use it too but I don't know what you mean about transparent layers... I do my squibies in adobe illustrator and I usually have 3 to 5 layers... the top one is always the line art, then below that the shading (a multiply layer), then any special coloration that I want to be able to change easily, like markings... then a color only layer. If there is a shadow, I put that on the bottom layer.
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demonashley Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Student Digital Artist
cool. hehe.. i forgot how to get the layer screen...
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leupstripes Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I feel like I could learn adoptables from you now! xD
Your lines and color are always so crisp and clean, and it really translates beautifully to the resized, finished product.
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Ascynd Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... coming from you that's an honor, I still like your style better than mine!

The reason mine look so clean and neat is probably because they are vector art... vector is incredibly easy to change colors and shrinks well. Even so I probably go through two designs for every one that looks good when I shrink it. Good news is I can usually tell just from the sketch, before inking or coloring it. I'm getting better at picking poses that fit well, though. =)
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