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Dual Wielder

By JohnSu
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Tarantula Bombistin was sitting at home one day, looking over his unallocated skill points and wondering what to do with them. His sisters came in to give him advice:

"Spec in dual wielding; we did it and it was pretty cool."

so he specced in dual wielding in the sister branch (his brothers tried to convince him to dual wield brothers instead, but he insisted "no, girls are more popular").

So now they are nigh unstoppable.


So I tried two things in this picture.

The first was to work in a male character so as to not further unbalance the gender ratio in my gallery. Failed in this respect, as he came with two females.

The second thing was to use Flash lines. The other day I saw a picture with very thin lines (probably photoshop?) and I was very envious, because it is so hard to draw with thin lines in Flash using the brush tool.

But then I remembered that Flash has line tools, too! But then I remembered that they suck. But then I remembered that there was one that sucked less - the Ink Bottle Tool!

Combining this with my lineless art style, I wondered if I could produce some very fine lines without the horrible guesswork of the pencil tool and without the breaky lines of the brush tool. The result: it looked very much like your typical Flash traces. But I discovered this could be avoided by reducing line width to < 1, and by setting the opacity to ~40%.
I also discovered my lineless style was very sloppy.

Outlining the shapes brought to my attention a lot of poorly conceived shapes and poor-fitting components. But at least the lines looked like what I wanted! I just need to address the more fundamental issue of Bad Brushwork now. I think the technique has potential, so I will continue to develop it for the time being.

In retrospect, I should have strapped the sisters to some sort of girder and then had Tarantula wielding those. But that would be kind of hard to fit on a page.

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That-Guy-MelloHobbyist General Artist
well they do say the best defense is a good offense  
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Rasgriz-1Hobbyist Writer
That face kick really ties it all together.
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LeafSotoHobbyist Digital Artist
Technically, that's quad wielding. But nice work.
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Akiyama24Hobbyist General Artist
Taking dual-wielding to a whole new level! Epic! XD
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He has truly mastered duelwielding!
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TitaniumGrunt7Hobbyist General Artist
Huh, a person Dual Wielding Dual Wielders, never thought I'd see something like this
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SgtKantusFearStudent Artist
WTF hahaha
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alias120Student Artist
Lols XD
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..................WHAAAAAAT? (Chat Icon) Markiplier-WHAT-THE-FUCK-HAPPENED-50px - Emoticon 
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AmberstarofThunderStudent General Artist
Behold! The destructive powers of...
By the way, is it okay with you if I use this pic as a reference for practicing hair? I have a lot of trouble with hair.
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JohnSuHobbyist Digital Artist
I am okay with that :thumbsup:
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AmberstarofThunderStudent General Artist
Thanks! It's a big help(I'm so hopeless^^)
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jjarsHobbyist Writer
So is this like dual-wielding squared?

Two questions: can this fighting style be learned? If so, where do I sign up?
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JohnSuHobbyist Digital Artist
It cannot be learned!

It is a gift from the heavens.
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jjarsHobbyist Writer
Ah, indeed. May glory shine upon him/them!
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Death the Kid, eat your heart out.
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imran102Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dual-Wielding Dual-Wielders. Holy Cupcakes. Highly awesome, Higly impractical.

Seriously though, one of the most easiest ways to make a character cooler is for him to dual-wield. Just look at Kirito. Heck, even Ichigo Kurosaki eventually did this. AND I SUPORT THIS NOTION! DUAL-WIELDING IS AWESOME!!!
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I like the happy guy :B
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OtakuofalltimeStudent General Artist
muahahahaha ur awesomenesss
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Good... you must take it further.

The sisters must wield the brothers, who in turn are welding living weapons... that can also hold things.
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JohnSuHobbyist Digital Artist
this is quickly becoming one of the hecatonchires
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ziginzHobbyist Writer
...Fewer time in my life has a picture embodied what I see as a badass character. Putting this int he favs now.
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