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RPB 3.11.14 by Dualmask RPB 3.11.14 by Dualmask
Drew this yesterday, colored it today. As usual when it comes to my RPBs, there is no explanation or story behind the character. A random design popped in my head and I drew it.

I promised a friend that the next time I drew one of my RPBs, I'd draw a naturalistic backdrop behind her...but for some reason, that's really hard for me to pull off on my Surface. Drawing and coloring characters has gotten much easier for me since getting my device, but making decent backgrounds seems to have become an even bigger weakness for me than it already was.

Maybe I'll try drawing the background first in the future...because this certainly won't be the last RPB I ever make.
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:iconchizel-man:
Chizel-Man Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool RPB man. You really are skilled in character design. Especially with the ladies.
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Barry! I do try. :)
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Chizel-Man Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome Jonathan.
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bitwize Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Nia + Jet = this!
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, that is a pretty fair assessment I'd say! I was thinking maybe it could be Nia's future daughter or something. :nod:
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bitwize Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
I like her round face. It's like your wife's -- probably even more so than Nia's is!
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man. I've been trying to improve the way I draw faces, going back to my original source of inspiration to do so. :D
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KennyGordon Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014   General Artist
Man... that costume... those curves. :+fav:
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Kenny! She just came out of nowhere and became something of a hit. :D
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wbd Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice glowing work on this pic- I really like the work on the highlights on her armor pieces.

As for a naturalistic background, I'm not sure it would fit with a picture like this. She looks more at home in a cyberpunk artificial world.
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it!

I was thinking of some kind of alien world at the time...exotic flora and fauna, floating islands, multiple moons, that sort of thing...but it wasn't coming out right. I need to update my methods.
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FronkyDondo Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014   Traditional Artist
Great.  What's an RPB?
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, that's my personal little term. It stands for "Random Practice Babe". Sometime in 2010 I just randomly drew a girl, then did it again, and before long it became something of a habit, theme, whatever you call it. :)
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FronkyDondo Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014   Traditional Artist
A Meme!!!!!!!!!
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ARTofTROY Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist
Very Nice :nod:
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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ARTofTROY Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist
Your Welcome ;-) :peace:
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hulkdaddyg Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Nice work! Love the colors on this, too. I feel you about backgrounds, too. I think we need to look at more photos for inspiration and less other pinup pieces.
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Gary! Yeah, something's gotta give. I've had so many clients specifically request character design illustrations in the same style as this that I really think I'm forgetting how to create a story around my drawings. Used to do it all the time in years past. It's time to refresh the pool of inspiration...maybe do some people watching...
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adamalonzo22 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is awesome!
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! I'm pretty happy with her look... she might just have to become an actual character.
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adamalonzo22 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That'd be awesome!
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AMTRAK Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Wow, this is outstanding.
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it!
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AMTRAK Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
That I do.
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Whazizname Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014   General Artist
Beautiful!!
I especially love the blue of her armor!!

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! When picking colors, I just play around with the sliders until I find something eye-catching...I really like the blue I chose.
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PoisonRemedy Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Oooh shiny :) Nice effects and detailing on her armor, and a nice effective pose :)
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I thought the posing was a little bland myself, even though I was going for 'ready to draw her guns at a moment's notice'...but I was happy enough with her face and the armor I whipped up to stop worrying about the image's lack of a 'story'.
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PoisonRemedy Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
I think it's a nice minimal pose. It gives the character design a chance to breathe. I like dynamic stuff too but sometimes you've got to show off the design rather than hit the viewer in the face with the pose and this works well for that :)
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adekii Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes... I like her!  Nice style, great coloring on this piece!
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man! It's simple but a little run through familiar exercises never hurt anyone. ;)
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