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PE Art Nouveau Exchange: Sadie

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EDIT: From the images I've removed, I'm revamping and watermarking them better and putting them back up. Much less chance of someone swiping them ;) If you want to see a nice print without the watermark any of my prints can be purchased from the cyberJAR.com site (just cite size you want and the image. All the pricings are the same)

Completed: September 12th, 2004
Inking completed: September 12, 2004

Whew my hand has about fallen off. Penciled then inked by hand, then coloured in Photoshop 7. The inking alone for this piece took me a few hours - it may not look that complicated but the way I ink is very meticulous. I would upload a bigger picture so you could see the details but...then it'd be huuuge. The colouring in Photoshop again took me a long time but I'm quite happy with the results.

This exchange just didn't want to work for me. I researched the nouveau style (one I am not entirely familiar with) and found to my dismay that it was quite different than my spare anime-esque style. So after throwing away a butt load of sketches I finally had the character pose I wanted in a style sort of resembling nouveau with a bit of my own flare (I think so at least) - not your typical nouveau pose but Sarah's character to mee seemed to be much more dynamic than is seen in your typical nouveau female figure.

Anyhoo that done I had loads of trouble thinking of a background - this coupled with my real life putting a stop on pretty much everything extra curricular (see my journals) I had to put this on hold (it was due Aug 31st....I feel so bad having it this late). Anyhoo I got down to it and well had to toss out several ideas for backgrounds. I finally went for a more abstract look and I think it suits rather well. Waaay more detail than I usually put into a pic. I had to ink this several times to get the line varience just right and when I took a break last night from inking my hand was absolutely sore.

The cg came rather easily once I'd prepped everything in my control freakish way and settled on colours. Trying to force myself to do more cg so that I get better and faster at it.

Anyhoo sorry about the watermark thingy. All my new art will have it since the art theft fiasco a while back, I want to make sure that it's a pain in the butt to steal my stuffs. Going to see if Sarah will let me sell prints of this one because I'm really proud of it....*crosses fingers*

Sadie (c) Sarah Combs
image (c) rillystar
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blackthornart's avatar
wow!!!!! very nice detail :heart: