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Spectrum Riding Wolf

2013-03-23 Livestream request for ~RetroLuna.

This was actually a pretty complex request. RetroLuna asked for his OC to be drawn riding this mechanical wolf thingy from the game Metal Gear Rising. First of all I know nothing about this game, and secondly, that wolf has a pretty complex design.

But I like a challenge, so I gave it a shot anyway. Took some artistic license, simplifying a lot of the details. All in all a good practice in analysing and copying/adapting complex reference material.

Created with Gimp and Wacom Bamboo tablet.

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MajorasWaker's avatar
The first livestream that I had partaken in, if I remember correctly. Looking at the date, it has been quite a long time since then, I should've viewed your submissions sooner. Better late than never?

I think you did a good job on simplifying, yet keeping all the details on the Bladewolf. You really are a artist of many styles, and you seem to use a (slightly) different style each time you make a painting, which I imagine can be difficult sometimes. In short, good work once again.
Dahtamnay's avatar
Trying out many different styles has both advantages and disadvantages. It's awesome, because you can try all the different flavours. But on the other hand you have less time developing a style you're comfortable with, and you may have to figure out a lot of things over and over again.
MajorasWaker's avatar
Oh wow, I think I remember seeing that commercial on TV. Now you made me feel old. :P

Also, I think I last heard on a documentary that Vincent van Gogh also used many different styles, so who knows...;)
Metal-Kitty's avatar
Here's a pony riding an unmanned gear

Your argument is invalid
It's a good thing wolf didn't come with the chainsaw attachment. :P
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