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commission for tann

this was a fun project!

he gave me a song to listen to and base a pic off of. i ended up with the idea of a futuristic, contrasting rococo/minimalist world, in which his two characters are some manner of dignitary or viceroys or something.

i had SO MUCH FUN drawing the rococo elements, although most of them ended up being more baroque what with the symmetry and all that. the buildings were especially fun. i tried to add more detail to the modern aspects of the buildings but it looked really awful and cluttered and distracted from the baroque elements, so i left them very minimal. i also tried to add window shine elements but that also distracted. honestly, besides the golden ornamentations, colour was a secondary thought, i really focused on lines here.

ANYWAY BLAH BLAH. with pics like this, where the characters have been put into a totally different setting than they are usually in, i think of them as acting in a movie or something. what would this movie be called and be about, you think? if i wrote it, it'd probably end up like barry lyndon in space, hahah

also this pic took a long time
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acebird1234's avatar
Woah!Now this is pretty cool.
otokono-go's avatar
I agree on the clothes. Reminds me a bit of moebius. Great Palette!
kangaroo-beer's avatar
thank you :) i have been compared to moebius before, it is extremely flattering every time!
GrantPAdams's avatar
I'm really digging those airship designs! I've actually been doing the opposite with my stuff lately. Trying to use less lines and define detail with more color.
I really like those clothes. What an interesting little universe you've created!
kangaroo-beer's avatar
thanks man! i usually do the same, try to minimize lines, but for baroque style details the lines are really just too fun to resist doing