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Guide in the Darkness

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So this is yet another experiment with my new tablet. This time, I only used it to color, the lineart was drawn on paper with pencil and then scanned.

What is happening is the picture is that Sokka and Toph are locked in a cell (like in Ba Sing Se), Sokka can't see ('cuz it's really dark) and Toph can 'see' and is helping him calm down. Something along those lines.
This was loosely based off a scene from Mattimeo.

And to think I was able to color this with my awful cold (hence the webcam) *hackcough* ulch...

Oh, and Happy New Year *achoo*

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Firestorm-the-PoetHobbyist Writer
:) Another great picture of Soka and Toph. I love the facial expressions. :clap:
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PorcubirdStudent Traditional Artist
yup, more tokka :)
Glad you like it :D
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Cuteness to its maximum potential.
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PorcubirdStudent Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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CrystalRobotHobbyist Digital Artist
As they have said on Avatar... "Love is brightest in the dark" ^^
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PorcubirdStudent Traditional Artist
ah, yes :aww:
And as Toph has said on the show to Sokka, "That's why you have me," :D
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CrystalRobotHobbyist Digital Artist
yup ^^
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Awww, how sweet <3 I really like this picture, it's cute. :D
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PorcubirdStudent Traditional Artist
Thanks :aww:
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Toph to the rescue! whoo-hoo!
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PorcubirdStudent Traditional Artist
:D indeed
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I really love the concept behind this. ^^

Also, this is a great first attempt at coloring with your new tablet. There's a way to clean up the lines in Photoshop so that they appear solid and it will eliminate the white between your colors and pencilwork. I'd suggest inking your work and then scanning so that it would be easier to clean up in Photoshop, and also looking into tutorials. I searched a few for you and this one seems to be pretty useful: [link]
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PorcubirdStudent Traditional Artist
I was going to ink it, but when I tried the paper I drew it on began to bleed. So then I had to trace over it with a sheet of tracing paper, forced to used pencil.

I really appreciate your help. Thank you very much :D
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My friend used to scan her drawings and then print them out and ink them with a ballpoint pen. It was really effective. Maybe try that? ^^
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Toph looks really good on this one... So cute! <3
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PorcubirdStudent Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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aquaray8Hobbyist Writer
This is so cool I love Toph’s expression on her face
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PorcubirdStudent Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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StrixMoonwingProfessional Filmographer
Awwww, I love Sokka's scared face!^^ Toph looks so sweet....all calm-like and holding his hand.:love:
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PorcubirdStudent Traditional Artist
:aww:
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SuperSilkieHobbyist General Artist
Hehe, cute idea! :D

Happy New Year! And I hope you get better...I jsut got off a cold myself :)
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PorcubirdStudent Traditional Artist
Thanks :aww:

Beh, I'll try to get better. It's gonna take a lot of ginger ale.
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Mmmhm. And Orange Juice! or both at the same time! lolz ;)
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