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Air Force Dumb by bimshwel Air Force Dumb by bimshwel
~Queg wanted me to make this. I initially refused, but in time I came to see what an important message it carried and so had no choice but to accept.
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Jumbi Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
More giftart, eh? At least those troublesome pine cones had the guts to show themselves again.
I enjoyed the level of detail in this one- the lighting technique you used works very well. It seems different than it was before, although I could simply be delusional. It tends to happen.
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bimshwel Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
The cones are really stepping up their marketing this season.
I believe the difference you detect is due to more of the "light" coming from behind the main figure than usual. However, I cheated somewhat; unless there's a second sun or the viewer is holding a mirror it seems improbable the red creature's details would be so visible. Unfortunately, I became set in my ways regarding how it should be lit prior to deciding how everything else should be. I need to learn to let go of these things. Or not, if nobody notices. Or nobody notices and finds them problematic.
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doodleydoo Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
man that city looks COOL
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bimshwel Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
Unfortunately, only dorks, nerds and losers live in it.
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doodleydoo Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
Sounds like a grrreeeat town. I would live there.
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Crobdan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
The time frame on how long it takes you to make these is something I have always wondered, but never cared to ask until right now.

Also it took me a while to notice the claws since my eye was automatically drawn to the city below.
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bimshwel Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
I appear to have reference pictures of paper airplanes saved from February 18 (I cannot make one myself and did not consider the existence of internet instructions until after I had already drawn the thing), and I intermittently fiddled with various design aspects too boring to tell you about after that. The "serious" work did not begin until about a week before I made the upload. It would have been over fairly quickly if I could get things right the first time, but just about everything involved has been significantly redrawn in two or more instances.
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runde Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
It makes me think of this voice over mighty quickly.

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bimshwel Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
Your swift action saved countless lives today. Your game did not become over in vain!
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runde Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
My game was over a long time ago. It's just that i finally got the medal.
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Koshizuu Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
Oh wow, really nice! I've got major admiration and fondness for these types of drawing where it takes me a while to absorb all the details. It's nice to be able to look at something for longer than a few seconds, lol! That cityscape is gorgeous! As is the different textures of this creatures' fur and the paper, hahah.

Cool concept, hes a lucky guy alright! Who needs Concorde when you have a Pinecone Airbus lol! :thumbsup:
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bimshwel Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
Ah, splendid! I am glad it wasn't a waste of time. I don't like relying on abstract nonsense for backgrounds (as is typically the case 'round these parts), but it's just so much easier than actual things, even if the things themselves are somewhat abstract and without designated purpose.

I suspect Pineco. tried to cut costs by not using the most ideal aircraft building materials.
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Koshizuu Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Not at all, it's definitely a treat to see such an accurately though out and drawn background hahah. Makes me feel bad for brushing them aside so often, lol! And yeah, I can relate to feigning the detail in favour of something not so time consuming and let the viewer's eyes make it up hahah. Certainly easier, but not quite as impressive and satisfactory as this kind of work. :thumbsup:

You never know, in this recession the newest business ventures tend to have the upper hand hahah.
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Code5 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
Nemitz should had known better. To ride a gliding contraption with such a bewildering outfit is just asking for trouble. It is a wonderful view, I'll give herm that.

I heard ~Queg is quite demanding of his/her requests.
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bimshwel Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
Nemitz is a bewildering beast (but not a wildebeest). Nemitz never knows better, but always should. And queg is still a creep. Despite the success of this most recent partnership I will have nothing further to do with that one.
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Prowler7 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
Hehe. This looks absolutely charming. I love how happy he looks, completely oblivious as to what's about to happen. The use of a paper airplane is a wonderful idea, and I love the point of view, looking down on the city below. Great job. :D
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bimshwel Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
Well, to be fair, this creature's happiness is pervasive to the point that it's almost an illness. The pursuer can hopefully provide treatment, and additionally make sure the view of the city is not spoiled by a drop in altitude.
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DocWario Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You drew the whole city, man. Or at least the whole part of the city. You know, yeah.

The Pinecone Boys never come home.
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bimshwel Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
Their brave, stupid sacrifices will definitely be remembered for minutes to come.

I certainly tried to avoid drawing that much of the city, but it was not feasible.
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ReallyMightBeGone Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009   General Artist
I can totally see why it's such an important message, hahaha.

Seriously man, I'm in love with your style - beautiful background thar
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bimshwel Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
That is wonderful to know. This one was big trouble.

It is estimated that The Government spends 320 billion dollars annually on paper airplanes and we simply cannot afford to assign them such incompetent pilots.
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Muddy-The-Fox Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
This is too cute for words! :XD:
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bimshwel Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
But I do so appreciate that you tried! It is only when we understand what went wrong that we can effectively take steps to prevent future occurrences.
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