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Another martial arts commission. The names of these files are the names my client gives me for each image.

Discovered something interesting working on this one. It's not so bad working with aliased (jaggy) lines when doing the digital inks--as long as I'm working at 600 dpi. Makes flatting so much easier because I can just use the paint bucket without worrying about gaps in the selections. Then I scale the final down and it completely loses the jaggy look.
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Chizel-Man Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Up close and personal. Beautiful work man. We can see all of the little details in your colors.
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It felt great drawing her large for once. All the other drawings are much smaller even on paper. :)
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wbd Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks good- like you're making a page for a Queen's Blade style book.

As for aliased versus anti-aliased lines, what I do is use magic wand selection, then "expand by 1 pixel", which eliminates the majority of the gaps in the selections (along with along the lines). I've noticed that the gaps that are left are the same ones as if I used aliased lines (but maybe that's because I'm messier than you).
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I could tell you what my client is building...but then I'd have to kill you. :stab: Just kidding.

Thanks! It's really hard to be messy when making all the digital lines with the exacting pen tool instead of drawing direct with a stylus. I actually use the expand 1 pixel method as well, both with and without aliased lines, but it's definitely less necessary with the aliased lines. I did this [link] with aliased lines and didn't scale it down from 600 dpi--I let dA do it--and it turned out well. I'll probably do my line art this way from now on. There doesn't seem to be a noticeable difference in quality and flatting is easier and faster.
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Awesome work here
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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adekii Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow not only is this nice work, it's also nice work you posted on your Birthday! Once you're on a roll, nothin' will stop you, eh? :D

That discovery you made about the technique is pretty awesome too, that'll hopefully save you some headaches in future work!
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You got it! I lapse for one minute and procrastination kicks in. Heck, I probably spent more time playing The Last Story on Wii than I should have today.

I'm always looking for ways to increase my speed. I can only spend so much time in a given day on my computer making art, so I have to be as efficient as possible. :nod: Thanks!
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KennyGordon Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012   General Artist
Heh. I just learned something new.
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I live to share the tiny bits of knowledge that I have. :D
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StarGamerWorld Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
This looks quite nice. I think the pose might look a little awkward with the left arm; I think it might look a little more natural if it's elbow was bent outwards a bit.

Though I'm mostly taking from what I can remember from games like Virtua Fighter so I'm probably not the best to judge a martial arts pose ^^;
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, I'm a poor judge of martial arts stances myself. But the client described the pose, I showed him roughs and he liked the stance the way it's presented here. What can I say? :shrug: Actually he was quite specific about the left arm being straight down. Glad you like it. :)
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StarGamerWorld Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Ah, gotcha then. Well the client probably knows better than me then. Anyway, love the colors; not much I see in terms of complex shadows yet the vibrant colors strike out so beautifully. :D
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I'm doing my best to keep the coloring simple, yet quality, for these so I can produce them fast. Get the point across and do it as vibrantly as possible. :nod:
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StarGamerWorld Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Yeah, I need to get back to coloring sometime myself. :)
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