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Flash Flood Jennifer by Dualmask Flash Flood Jennifer by Dualmask
"...Well, allow me to impress you some more!

Another WCL character doodle I did at work, this time of fun-loving Jennifer Halberd. A flirty, bubbly, seemingly simple-minded combatant, she's actually quite powerful and crafty, since her WEAPON suit can manipulate water and all. But her personality clashes with her older, more serious teammates, and often at the worst possible times (like during battle).

Drawing water is hard. And not a lot of fun. But I still want to color this. I'll likely color beforehand though.

Jennifer Halberd/Deluge, WEAPON Combat League :icondualmask:
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:iconjonkin:
Well, this is a pretty good piece of art. First off, I think that Deluge's design is strong with a couple of neat touches like the webbed spines on her gauntlets, greaves, and spaulders. The long hair and ridiculously large bow suggests a playful personality, which is what you were trying to convey to the viewer. The circles around her hands tells the viewer that she manipulates water with her hands, though I would suggest expanding on this look if this ever goes beyond a sketch. There are two things that really grab my attention with this pic; the position of Deluge on the page and and the water itself. By putting Deluge off-center a bit to the right and having the water come from behind her helps give the water a sense of power and shows her as a fighter not to be taken lightly.

Vision: You wanted to show off this character and you succeeded as for as a sketch is concerned. If this was colored, it definitively would've gotten five stars.

Originality: While this design is solid, and the water effect is awesome, I still think that a fully colored pic would result in a higher score.

Technique: Your strongest area. The water alone accounts for half your score as the actual pose is okay, but I dig the shading.

Impact: The water really made an impression on me. Deluge's pose is not really that impressive in and of itself. I've seen you do better.

Overall, you did a great job on this sketch with an sweet backdrop with the water. Fine work!
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Wolfberry-J Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Cool design! I like how her personality is expressed in her pose.
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm glad I was able to make her personality visually clear.
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wbd Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's neat, I think the ribbon adds a nice touch. Her bubbly personality comes through quite well thanks to her overall look. Actually, that's something I like about this pic- the way that everything comes together in a coherent whole.
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thnaks! I think I surprised myself with how well it all turned out. When I first roughed it I was thinking 'ugh, water...but I gotta do it...' and now I'm feeling good about it. I'll color this one soon.
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Whazizname Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012   General Artist
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Joybuzzer Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
I love her bow! Undecided on the fins. the circle on the hands, I'm not sure if it just needs color or not, but I think would look better if they looked like bubbles (maybe you were going for that, and it's just not as easy to see in a sketch).
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! This really is just a rough sketch. When (I don't want to say 'if') I color it, everything will be much more defined. The water effect is something I never really tried in digital art before but if I'm going to build a universe with characters that have powers like these, I'm going to have to get used to rendering it sooner or later...

I was teetering between thinking the fins were too cheesy or just right. In the end I decided to leave them. It's never good to take oneself, or one's work, too seriously. Hence the bow. ;)
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Madmangamer364 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Again, it's good to see more action shots of the WCL gang in action, especially since this one happens to feature Jennifer, who is probably my favorite character in the series. Regardless of character, though, it's just cool to see how you've evolved the designs over the years and continue to inject more life into each of the combatants as time goes on.

Jennifer's no exception to the rule, as her look has definitely matured over the years. She appears to be curvier than past renditions, and yet, she still has a very "cute" look. Making her bow more noticeable definitely helps in that regard, too. Not to mention that I just love the fins that extent from the various points of her WEAPON, adding some individuality to the high tech suits. Great work on bringing out those elements with this drawing!

Water challenges aside, I do hope you get around to coloring this one, as I like where this drawing is heading. By the way, when did you change Jennifer's WEAPON name to Deluge? I recall it being Marina a few years back, so it caught me off guard a bit.
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I really like Jennifer too, and I'm glad you're one of the few that really care about the WCL universe. :D Not every WEAPON character is as fun to draw as she is, but my efforts to improve them will hopefully change that. I actually maintain a list of each WCL character's build type, comparative height, etc., not in numbers but in 'categories' (like tall, skinny, curvy, etc.) and Jennifer is intended to be the second curviest female in the story, topped only by Vanessa.

And speaking of improvements, I literally made the change to her callsign today. I was writing up her name as I usually do with WCL character sketches, and at that moment I realized I didn't like the name 'Marina' anymore. I wanted her to sound more powerful because she is, so I looked up synonyms for 'flood' and got Deluge. Hers isn't the only change I made in recent memory either. Lucia's last name is different and both Faust and Vanessa's callsigns have changed to Ruin and Strife respectively. The great thing about being the creator is that I can just change things and making it canon is a simple find-and-replace operation away in my Word documents. ;)
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Madmangamer364 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
No prob. If anything, I'm pleased that you appreciate my interest and input in the series at all. It's just that if there's one thing that keeps me around these parts, it's having the chance to see an artist grow and improve, and that's something I think you've represented very well with WCL. No doubt that you have a passion for the universe and characters that you've put together, and you seem to find ways to successful inject more life into them as time passes on. Not to mention that I think WCL also showcases the technical improvement that you've made over the years quite well, so it's fun to keep track of for multiple reasons.

As for the 'Marina/Deluge' part, Deluge is definitely a more fearsome tag to go under, but I will admit to liking the vibe that I got from 'Marina', even if it didn't have the kind of impact Deluge has. Anyways, it's no real gripe either way. No doubt that being the creator of something offers its fair share of perks, and if you're going to use them for the benefit of the concept itself, all the better. =P
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JericaWinters Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She looks powerful. I better get my beachball!
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! She does love to party too! :D
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JericaWinters Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was just thinking, I've never drawn water dynamically. I've made rivers and background elements of water. I should try drawing Korra.
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I started to do a fan art of Korra myself, but I was kind of turned off by having to draw the elements in action...but it's a worthy challenge that I'll take on someday. Can't be afraid to try new things, right? :nod:
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JericaWinters Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks too hard. :|
I can be very afraid of new things. :fear:
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This from the woman who rendered a vertigo-inducing high angle Catwoman drawing with perfectly shaded latex and three point perspective? No way!
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JericaWinters Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:confused: Ya, I had forgotten that what I did with the Catwoman art. :iconknightplz: I'll have to take on mother nature's elements. I think it's just that when I start thinking about a new image, I get overwhelmed. If I take things step by step then the drawing often comes out better than planned.
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