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Fight over the Suitcase by Bluesrat Fight over the Suitcase by Bluesrat
I've been having fun doodling with this technique, but I wanted to see how refined an image I could wind up with if I took time with it. If you want to see a bigger version, you can download the full-size over on the bar at the left. I didn't have the heart to shrink it too far.

This is actually from a scene in our Star Wars game, when the Force Adept and the fallen Jedi fought over an evil book in a suitcase. They kept throwing each other off platforms. It was a very acrobatic fight, not communicated particularly well here, but I hadn't drawn the crew's traitorous ex-ally in a while, so I figured it'd work as well as anything.

There's vague city-type stuff in the background because it looked too bare otherwise and I couldn't be bothered to do anything significant.

What I really like about this style is how much it helps me with lighting. I know my black and white art tends to come off looking kind of flat, because the subtleties of ambient lighting have long eluded me.

However, I have also recently stumbled upon a technique for creating more dynamic poses. It's the simplest thing in the world, and I can't say I invented it, but it sure works well for me: you just draw a line, and that becomes the basis for the character's pose. I'll describe it more in my journal on here, if someone's inclined to check it out.
Murasaki99 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Very nice B/W work! I haven't tried anything like the monochrome shading you do -- it looks very good. And the hero is going to have a number of aches and pains, I think. :)
kanati-sinclair Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
Nice shading, my dear ...
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