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Infiltration
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Published: September 26, 2011
© 2011 - 2019 Psshaw
Y'know, I was just thinking how my gallery could use some more color. So here's my Black and White project.

We had to illustrate (another) news article, this one was about how corporations are recruiting peer representatives to appeal to college kids. Yes the target is on the wrong eye, shhh it serves the comp better.

I'm decently happy with the linework (aside from squeezing the guy and the dog too close together), but rendering was A TIME. I forgot I don't necessarily draw things that make sense in space. Probably not using this style again. Learned a bunch, as always.

Posting this at 12:36, taking this to critique at 3. Anyone with a good idea for a fix before then gets to be my best friend forever.
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KingSteveandcouncil's avatar
ooooh lines looks sooo gooood!
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piratepseudoferret| Traditional Artist
The characterizations are completely gorgeous. I particularly love the way you've drawn the face of the guy on the left. There's such a great sense of movement in the gestures of the subjects, and there's a real control over the delicate cross-hatch you've got going on. This is a totally solid and marvelous drawing.
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Psshaw|Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thank you! If I'm honest, I was cross-hatching in my dreams as I worked on this piece.
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muura's avatar
muura|Professional Artist
This is is just AWESOME ah dang yo. Your stylization and firm grip of it makes this just so cool. The dogs mouth is my favourite.
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nobagpipes's avatar
Oh but I like this style! It looks very... fluid but structured. Good stuff.
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Babymordred121's avatar
So damn adorable!
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micka-angelo's avatar
HE HAS LEFTIES EITHER SIDE OF HIM! AAAAAAAAAAARGH!
lol sorry. one of my best mates in primary school was a lefty and we always sat on the same tables in classes (all tables were tables for two in australia-land) and it took us WAY TOO LONG to figure out i should sit on the right and he on the left so we didnt bump elbows while writing/drawing.
I are clever hooman.
out of curiosity, what handed are you?
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Psshaw|Professional Digital Artist
Haha yes, this drawing is so demanding re: suspension of disbelief.

I'm boring right-handed.
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micka-angelo's avatar
I am also boring right-handed. Many people ask if i'm a lefty, and say its weird that I'm not, because apparently lefties are meant to be more artistically oriented.

This picture is great by the by. His EAR! I love his ear most of all. And the teeth, but that goes without saying.
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MaddiHatter|Student Traditional Artist
Hmm, I actually like how the guy and the dog are really close. It could show how corporations are "worming" their way into the education system.
:iconthumbsupplz:
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Psshaw|Professional Digital Artist
That works. I did try to not take a side with this cos the article doesn't, but I reckon my default-perturbed expressions kind of lean it a certain way anyway.
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MaddiHatter|Student Traditional Artist
Haha, I'd be perturbed too with those teeth in my face. Could just be me.
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popyea's avatar
i like the doggy most!
and how the people in the back are rendered. like all chiseled and basic!
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WRAMIREZOIDE|Professional Artist
You make my favorite hands.
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Psshaw|Professional Digital Artist
Oh good.

What do you reckon I should never, ever stop doing when I draw them?
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WRAMIREZOIDE|Professional Artist
The fucked up knuckles and way-too-long distal phalanges
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Psshaw|Professional Digital Artist
If I ever meet a god and he's taking suggestions, I'd tell him distal phlanges are woefully short. What if I need to push a button and have it bounce back in the most appealing way.
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I love this style. All the hatching looks superb over your style, which I usually see rendered in flats or simple, textureless shading. I agree about adding a little more definition to the girl's face, but must stress ONLY A LITTLE. Its really easy to go overboard on ladyfaces and make them look older or masculine. Just a little corner of a nostril and some more mouth detail would make it perfect.
I love that dog face though. With that wrinkly mouth and beady little eyes, soo cuuutteee
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Psshaw|Professional Digital Artist
Gooooosssh damn, Rachel. Thankyou! I got really proud of that shading... once I saw how some people kind of rushed theirs, but hey.

That's the whole reason I didn't try to shade her, haha. Thanks for the ideas on where, though, I was just going to try to abuse her cheekbones more.
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Target
Audience.

Geddit?
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Psshaw|Professional Digital Artist
God crap it I laughed.
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HyenaTeeth|Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, i love your twisted interpretations of things. I guess if you wanted the eye on the proper side you could always just do a digital flip. Wouldn't help the original, but meh... :D
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Psshaw|Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, and I like the way it points left-to-right. Thank you!
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calmnivore|Student Digital Artist
I am particularly enthralled by the left most notebook/binder
also this whole thing
*drools all over it*
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