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JKL Ghastly Alphabet by RetSamys JKL Ghastly Alphabet by RetSamys
This is part 4 of 9 of my ghastly alphabet.

J ~ No offense, but my experience taught me that janitors are somewhat scary.

K ~ Keelhauling, kidnapping, killing, lots of knifes - this is what makes pirates as gruesome as they are.

L ~ Leather bound books, those classical beauties are a sight for sore bibliophile eyes.

ABC
DEF
GHI
JKL ~ you are here
MNO ~ coming soon
PQR ~ coming later
STU ~ coming later
VWX ~ coming later
YZ ~ coming later


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NeverMore-X Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
This is well done and comedic! :D

I love that it got me curious, three things in one art work, different on its own. I wonder why? Then the description shines a bright light on things. I love your theme, honestly. It's very creative, using something as simple as the alphabet. I wish I thought of that! Good job!

In terms of style, your is very prominent and I like its uniqueness. I suppose the areas I will be pointing out are either mistakes or simply your style, so please be aware that I understand some things that I may call as flaws may just be intentionally made by you.

The lines aren't clean and at some parts, I do like the effect. At some parts, like the pirate's raised leg, it only looks messy. The face, I would say it's not proportional but I guess you were trying to shape it as a letter J? xD So let me just say the ear looks misplaced, not sure if too high or mainly too big/long on the head. The books are beautiful. Colors and shading, won't be too serious on this because it's 2D -basically, I really like it. ^^  

Over all, creativity is excellent! Wonderful art! :meow:

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RetSamys Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the detailed comment! It will help me for upcoming letters.

The pirate's leg is messy. I took too much of the pencil sketch into account when tracing it. I should try to fix that, if I think of it. (On the other hand it distracts from the lack of accurate proportions...)

The face... I am really bad at anatomy. The ear is both too high and too close to the rest of the face.
Shaping it to the letter J is not an excuse for this.

:phew: I have drawn so many books in my life. Seeing someone who thinks I did well makes me relieved. I really love books and failing at this would be a disappointment for me.
Not that it couldn't be improved. But for now, it seems to do the job.
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NeverMore-X Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm so glad I've helped! :D
So nice to hear people wanting to improve -keep it up! :la:
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roundtower Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
Fantastic! Very creative! I like it! :-)
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RetSamys Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I liked the concept (fell in love with it, really) and just had to do it!
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roundtower Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
Mini Gif by mydreammagic 
(c) mydreammagic in Deviantart. 

A real pleasure dear friend! 
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luisbc Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Cool,my friend!!!!
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RetSamys Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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greenstar2001 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Student Writer
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKSSS!!!!!!!!!
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greenstar2001 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student Writer
I am currently reading The Mortal Instruments: City of Fallen Angels. And then it gets like, 'PLOT TWIST!!' BOOM!:) (Smile) La la la la  POW!No, I disagree! Rage  SHABOO!CURSE YOU! :happybounce: and then I don`t even know anymore.
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RetSamys Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, to be honest, I had to stop reading the Mortal Instruments after the first trilogy. I like to have a round ending and making a series out of what seemed to be a trilogy meant giving up a true ending.
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greenstar2001 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student Writer
And the movie was sucky.
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RetSamys Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I found it rather disappointing. Magnus was well cast, though. And one or two VFX were nice.
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greenstar2001 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student Writer
Yeah, but it was nothing like the book.
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gezegond Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
very creative. :thumbsup:
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RetSamys Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i got a letter Thanks For The Llama Emote
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Veska3if Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool owo
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RetSamys Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for the :+fav:e!
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Veska3if Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you welcome ^^
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