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Anthro Orca Colored by KiyaraSabel Anthro Orca Colored by KiyaraSabel
I know the shading sucks, but it's only my second try and this was as good as I could get it. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I can do on this piece to make it look better?
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xxFalconArasxx Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018
Beautiful Orca! Is this supposed to be a girl or a boy? Because despite the somewhat masculine physique, it has a female dorsal fin. Males have tall straight fins about 2 meters tall, while females have short curved fins less than 1 meters tall.

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KiyaraSabel Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
tbh i didn't even think about it. I would just call this a subadult and leave it at that.
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In that case, he/she is quite a strong looking fella, especially for a teen.
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RenamonLover19 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2017
Awesome Anthro-Orca!
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The-Tree-Admin Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May I ask a stupid question that probably everyone has the answer too, but I chose to ask on this piece of art for a particular reason. . .

What do you use to make your art? Is it Graphic or just a Drawing? Do you use Adobe? Which one?
(that was more than one question :3)
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KiyaraSabel Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I drew the lines with copic multiliners on a piece of ordinary printer paper, then I scanned it in to photoshop, set the lineart layer to multiply and colored in layers below. I highly recommend working with the GIMP as it provides many of the same basic functions as photoshop, but for free.
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The-Tree-Admin Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK,thanks for the info :D
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Paleo-Orca Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations! You deviation is the page that comes up when you press "I'm Feeling Lucky" for "Anthro Orca" on Google! XD

Awesome drawing!
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KiyaraSabel Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! And hooray for google.
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SurrealisticPillow88 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007  Professional General Artist
very nicely done ^^ though I'm not a great fan of anthro I still think it looks quite authentic. I couldn't have done it better myself :) (my human anatomy sucks most of the time, that's why I prefer drawing animals :slow:)
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KiyaraSabel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, I want to be able to draw everything well enough to get my point across, which leaves it pretty open ended where I aim to end up artwise. I can't draw human faces, and my male bodies aren't the best, but if I need to draw females, I can just strip down in front of a mirror for reference.

I draw a lot of anthro because as I mentioned, I can draw human bodies fairly well, but not faces. Plus I like merging animals of different sorts. I'm going to start a contest-thing at some point that is for outrageous combinations of animals to be a "griffin" (inspired by such combinations as owl-lynxes and hawk leopards) I'm going to draw a phorusrhacos-cheetah lol
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immortalmint Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
Great job on this! You've got an interesting subject (I don't think I've ever seen an anthro whale before), an interesting pose, and the coloring/shading turned out wonderful! :nod:

Using the lighter blue on the edges works well to give the impression that his skin is shiny and slippery, exactly what you'd expect for a whale! If you wanted to do more shading, you could try adding light shadows to the inside of his mouth, below where his arm rests against his chest, etc. I'm not sure if you need to do more shading... it might make the pic look too cluttered.
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KiyaraSabel Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, actually I've seen a few anthro orcas before... but I haven't seen any baleen whales yet :plotting: I'm glad it turned out so well, I drew this with hardly any reference, the body was all free hand, and the head was from a couple of less thn stellar pictures. To learn that I actually pulled off what I'd attempted in what was just a quickie on the side art is very encouraging to me, and a sure sign I am indeed improving.
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The-Vanguard Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006
That's fantastic! really nice and clean, great linework and nice highlighting

i think if you wanted to add more effect you could have a new layer set to white colour with soft edges, and just have some white highlights around certain rounded areas, i would imagine his skin would be smooth and shiny, and would pick up the brightest part of the light. or maybe even add the effect of him being wet, depending if he is actually sumberged in water or not.
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KiyaraSabel Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I was originally going to do him above water and shiney, but decided I liked him better with an underwater feel, mostly its just supposed to look like scattered soft lighting.
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DarkynKat Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
It looks very... I don't know the word for it, solid? Tangible! Maybe... anyway, I mean something like that. And it's in a good way. It just seems like I could wrap my arms around it and actually FEEL it. XD
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KiyaraSabel Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you Sae-chan, I'm glad you like my Orca, I think I shall call him Willy :giggle:
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KiyaraSabel Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
HOORAY! :heart: Thank you so much! :glomp:
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OibyrdsDDs Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
you're very welcome :):hug:!
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OibyrdsDDs Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
easily the most unique anthro I have ever seen :clap: awesome job!
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KiyaraSabel Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! ^^; Though really Orcas aren't that rare, I've seen several. My own animal anthro self is rarer, few people even know that the Striped Hyena exists outside of its home range(or at least thats the way it seems sometimes).
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OibyrdsDDs Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
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amascusmage Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
I agree with Jianre, I don't see anything wrong with the shading, I like it a lot. (and I'm not just saying that to be nice, I really do like it.)
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KiyaraSabel Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I'm new to this so I'm still not sure of myself yet.
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amascusmage Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
you're deserving of more self confidence, but that will come.
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KiyaraSabel Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
yup, eventually.
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Jianre-M Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Actually I was going to say your shading came out quite nicely! more of a backlighting effect which enhances the sorta 'underwater' feel. :XD:
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KiyaraSabel Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, it was what I was aiming toward but the shading still doesn't quite look right to me, i just couldn't get it to look any better.
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Jianre-M Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
hmmm... I really like the shading, but I can help you with it if you want to explain what you were aiming for.
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KiyaraSabel Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm...it looks allright then? I don't really know how shading is supposed to look so I generally tend to dislike my own attempts.... I'm probably going to upload my colored Sephiroth pic in a bit, I just want to tweak a couple more things.
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Jianre-M Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
no I'm serious, that was my first impression. "wow the shadiing looks great!"
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KiyaraSabel Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
^^; Well, I guess I just don't have an eye for it because it never looks right to me...
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Jianre-M Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
heh. well maybe you were going for something else... but I still think it looks pretty good.
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KiyaraSabel Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm just not too sure on how shading quite works yet... I've always glossed over that part before ^^;
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xPlutoniiumxStephx Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006
Ooh! :D Me like!
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KiyaraSabel Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you I'm glad you like it :D
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xPlutoniiumxStephx Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
SEPHIROTH FOUND CAPTAIN WINKY!


XDDDDD

Lmao. Sorry. XD

It's from this parody thing I'm making with clips from kingdom hearts. xP

It makes me laughhhh.

Especially the Sephiroth part. XD

He's like "Are you guys having a killer time?"

Lmao. When I'm done I'll upload it to youtube and post a link on here. ^^
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KiyaraSabel Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
:O_o: Though... I have yet to understand what this has to do with my Orca...
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xPlutoniiumxStephx Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
Nothing, really. XD

It just kind of....randomly....popped up into my head...
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KiyaraSabel Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah I see...soo... where is link to this randomness...
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xPlutoniiumxStephx Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
It's not done yet. o:

It's still in the making. ^^
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KiyaraSabel Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I see....
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