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Vash and Wolfwood
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By Bluesrat   |   Watch
Published: November 25, 2009
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You know what's cool? Pure contrast. Those chunky blocked-in areas of black. The really dramatic shadows.

I was thinking I'd like to try something along those lines when I stumbled across a Trigun fanart while I was browsing DA. This reminded me 1: how much I liked Trigun and 2: how cool Wolfwood's character design is. Doing that solid black, though, seemed like it'd be too basic, so I added Vash in with him, which...well, he gave me a workout.

Basically this is just practice, but it did help me get a better feel for how ink can be used as an active part of a picture rather than just lines. It also forced me to commit to contrast. I tend to wuss out on that.

I tried to get a touch of downward perspective on this, instead of the flat POV I usually do. Not sure whether that worked out or not. I've been staring at this too long to tell anymore.

Edit: Awwwwwwh, my sister colored it for me! [link] Freakin' awesome!
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Very cool! You captured both of them very well :)
Bluesrat's avatar
Yay, thank you! This one was actually in the way of practice. I want to do a second picture where they're actually doing something. :) Trigun is out of fashion; there's not enough new stuff out there for it these days.
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Oh right, critique. My only suggestion is that the lines of Wolfwood's cross look a little too thick to me. It's a bit of a distraction compared to the characters themselves. Otherwise it looks really good. I like the flow of the lines and the stark black and white of it. Nice job. :)
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I was wondering about that, actually. I can drop the lines of the cross down a bit. You'll have the line art in a few minutes.
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Why didn't you tell me this was done?! Give me the line art pronto! :D
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LINES I WANT TO COLOR
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OH PLEASE COLOR THEM. Want a high-res version?
MadMouseMedia's avatar
-blinks- oh...really!? Um yes please. MadMouseMedia@gmail.com if you would.
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