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Some, but not all, aspects of this look like a paintover of a screencap; it's a little hard to tell. In either case, I'm assuming you w...

Hey! Dude, I am the slowest ever. I am so super sorry. OKAY I think if you're trying to suggest 'creepy' or 'evil', you've done that. T...

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La Maupin - Cover by heysawbones
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Large Friends!! by heysawbones Large Friends!! :iconheysawbones:heysawbones 7 1 Dirtbob by heysawbones Dirtbob :iconheysawbones:heysawbones 9 3 they are going to do it. by heysawbones
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Layla Swimsuit Set 01 by heysawbones Layla Swimsuit Set 01 :iconheysawbones:heysawbones 67 9 cool guy by heysawbones cool guy :iconheysawbones:heysawbones 44 8 think by heysawbones think :iconheysawbones:heysawbones 34 7 the mountain by heysawbones the mountain :iconheysawbones:heysawbones 68 4 yeah whatever by heysawbones yeah whatever :iconheysawbones:heysawbones 49 4 __ by heysawbones __ :iconheysawbones:heysawbones 147 17 _ by heysawbones _ :iconheysawbones:heysawbones 119 8 SPESS DANDY by heysawbones SPESS DANDY :iconheysawbones:heysawbones 383 15 BOB LOVES PARTIES by heysawbones BOB LOVES PARTIES :iconheysawbones:heysawbones 24 3 TURN IT AROUND by heysawbones TURN IT AROUND :iconheysawbones:heysawbones 79 12 KORRA by heysawbones KORRA :iconheysawbones:heysawbones 99 6 self portrait by heysawbones self portrait :iconheysawbones:heysawbones 61 8
a still more glorious dawn awaits
not a sunrise, but a galaxy-rise
a morning filled with four-hundred billion suns
the rising of the milky way


La Maupin - Cover
The cover for my wlw comic. You can read it over at Slipshine! 18+ ONLY. Adult content!
Some, but not all, aspects of this look like a paintover of a screencap; it's a little hard to tell. In either case, I'm assuming you worked from a screen as a reference. So, let's talk about that.

This piece screams "ambition". That's a good thing! You wanted to get the full range of light and shadow, of opacity and translucency. It also looks like you made it a little harder on yourself than it needed to be by using a brush that smears too much, and by not working from general to specific. In the future, try squinting at your reference and seeing the broader "color shapes". Start with those, using a high opacity brush with blend/color bleed turned down or completely off. Once you've got that down, you can move on to higher and higher levels of variation and detail.

You don't have to always do that, but try it once. When you've blocked in all the color variation, you can use a blend tool to go in and blend colors into one another. This gives you another opportunity to check: How soft does this shadow edge really need to be? Your shadows are all of nearly identical softness, which makes the figure a little difficult to read. I think you'd get a lot out of trying that exercise once or twice.

Best of luck!
Large Friends!!
Friends! They Are Large

Neroll belongs to @boterobandit over at Twitter.
Well. Maybe.

Tumblr is dead. Twitter is not even a little dead, and I'm grateful to it for handing me jobs. Twitter is where jobs come from. Twitter, as it turns out, is not a great place for someone like me, to... be me, I guess. I'm too wordy. I'm old and I miss the Old Internet.

I figured it would be worth checking out good ol' dA again, just to see what's up. I have no idea what the playing field looks like anymore. Stacks are what killed it for me last time. I don't know if they're still a thing or not. I know next to nothing. Maybe I'll be active here for a while, maybe I won't. If nothing else... at least I've got a lot of new art for you. It's been a while.

Nice to see you again.
Some of y'all probably remember DeviantDEAD. This recent sketch of what Bob would've looked like if we'd gone on to Round 2 seemed like as good of a first upload back as any.


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daeien Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Happy Birthday! :D :party: :cake: :party:  :D
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Happy Birthday. 
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Creep'n up on birthday tiiiiiiime!
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Happy Birthday~! (/w\)
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Thank you!
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