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RPB Valerie by Dualmask RPB Valerie by Dualmask
RPB stands for Random Practice Babe. This is not an "official" character of mine, just a chick. I drew a figure and just threw on some details at random without thinking about anything else and letting instinct drive the details.

A quick doodle I did while watching the modern Conan movie on Netflix. No ref for this one.

EDIT: Threw some quick tones and did a little colorize on it. Felt like it could stand to be spiced up a bit. Also made some tweaks based on an awesome redline drawover done for me by :iconhulkdaddyg:. I managed to make changes and still retain most of the shadows so I didn't have to redo them.

Thinking maybe I'll be honest with myself and admit I'd rather just draw girl pinups all the time instead of pretending I'm going to be this wonderful graphic novelist someday...I mean, my gallery already makes that more than obvious!

Or maybe I shouldn't post stuff when I'm dog tired and desperately in need of shuteye.
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:icongeezone:
I really hate to critique. It's just not me, but I know when one requires a critique, it's usually for an important reason...

What I can say is, I like the line work. It's clean and loose and has nice weighting, that at first pass I confused this for marker penmanship. Nice to see your inking background showing through. I hate the deltoids and upper arms as they seem too thick, wide and off, but I dig all the other curves through the figure and the resultant style/look. The thin line weight all around enhances that, I think.

Glad to hear you've seen the Pin-up light. Usually that is predicated by a lot of identity baggage and trying to justify the art form, but once you realise you can do it all and wear many hats, then the fun awaits.

Smooth sailing, Jonathan.
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Randommode Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow. Wow that's really good :)
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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JericaWinters Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like that throwing thing she's holding. Nice job on the pose; I like the negative space around her. :dance:
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Though to be honest I want to fill that negative space with a backdrop, maybe a mountainous scene with a sunset like a certain artist did with a swordsman. ;)
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JericaWinters Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nothing like white space. The possibilities are limitless! :dummy:
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Sexy work here
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Joybuzzer Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
first off. I thought there was something different about this drawing than your others, but not talented enough to really spot it.

Second, you can do both. :) Who says your graphic novel has to be done quickly? Make a graphic novel just take your time with it and planning. It doesnt have to be finished ina year. Maybe the writing and art will become better for it not being rushed, but just a slow fun process for you. :)
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I hope I made enough repairs to turn it into a decent enough sketch now. But if not, there's always digital ink.

I was going over the projects I'd planned out and realized that, between my full-time job, my family, my commissions and other responsibilities, it's not reasonable for me to expect to be able to produce a graphic novel in a year, or maybe even in five years, at least not with the stories I want to tell. I don't want to be in my 40s or 50s before I even get to page 10, and time management is really difficult right now. I figured I should be able to produce 48-52 pages in a year, but I just don't have that kind of time.

Plus in reality, I keep saying I want to make graphic novels but I quit every comic I start. Call it laziness or call it indecision, but sooner or later one has to be honest with oneself and either admit that they don't want to do something, or that they aren't disciplined enough to do it. I'm not sure which it is for me, but I'll be the first to admit that pinups are a "path of least resistance", instant gratification instead of delayed, and bandwagon-jumping instead of trying to do something innovative and challenging. But it's also fun and sometimes profitable and doesn't stress me. So...I dunno.

One is never too old to accomplish their dreams, but the older one gets, the harder it gets.
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J-Styles75 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
looks great my friend :)
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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J-Styles75 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
your welcome my friend :)
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hulkdaddyg Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nothing wrong with doing what you enjoy. Why else draw if it's not your primary financial vehicle?
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Strangely enough, I spent the last five days writing a Jet Dancer story that I actually think is pretty decent (albeit generic) and worth turning into something visual. I was looking for someone I trust, perhaps you, to read it over. But I reneged because I don't feel like drawing it. :roll: I enjoy this kind of work. A lot. If I weren't already half asleep I'd add a backdrop and probably color it...and I'll probably end up doing that later.

That being said, there's no reason to burn bridges; not like I can't just do this one day and do something else another day. Everything in moderation... even drawing pinups can get boring if overdone.
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hulkdaddyg Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'd love to read what you wrote. Glad I'm a trusted one! :D
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well you trusted me with your G7 story in the past, so it's only fair. :nod:
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Planet-Zone Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Love the hair man and great pose.
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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JonKin Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do what you feel, bro.
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah...if it makes me happy, right?

But maybe happiness is overrated. =p
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