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Machi Komacine Sycrafied

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Published: August 29, 2018
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Fanart of Machi Komacine from Hunter x Hunter!  
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FantasyRebirth96's avatar
I like this~ You did great here even the pose too! I hope you'll do more, different poses soon but great job here!
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SycraProfessional General Artist
Thanks~!  I'll do my best!
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Your welcome! Keep at it, do your best, try out different poses and yeah that's about it for now XD
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Looks like your old style is coming back, good to see you haven’t given up on the pointiness. I’m wondering what are some of the anime/manga you find stylistically interesting, or have great designs? I seem to get the impression you like kill la kill, for some reason...
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Thanks, I haven't given up on pointiness, I've just been working on other fundamentals more, but the sharpness will come back for sure.  You're right, I like Kill la Kill because it has a 'cool factor', but there are lots of designers who inspire me.  I think Naruto has good consistency in design and simplicity, it's easy to see character affiliation.  I also really like game designs like the ones from Elsword, Guilty Gear and Xenogears.  I also like designs from guys like Endshark and Joe Madureira.  There's a lot more lol...  But those are the ones that come to mind at the moment. 
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Oh, did you maybe get the idea of the face tattoos in Wraith from the head band symbols in naruto then?
I think Guilty Gear and Skullgirls are the two fighting games with the most stylish character designs. Besides these, Overwatch definitely has really solid characters. Sadly I can’t find time to get into any of these games because they take too long to get good at... Haven’t heard of the other games and designers you mentioned though, I will definitely look into them.
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SycraProfessional General Artist
I like Naruto's idea of headbands, but I think I got the idea much earlier on from seeing different kind of hindu 'tilaka' and also just noticing that I liked markings on the cheeks and forehead.  I wondered at first if I liked all kinds of face paint and realized I preferred it to be localized to the forehead and cheeks.  With the goddesses in Wraith, I wanted to include elements that I already found interesting, so I made different crests to signify their affiliation, and in that way it's like Naruto for sure.  

I'm finding more and more than fighting games (well Japanese ones anyway) possess a lot of the aesthetics that I gravitate toward.  I personally like more subtle colours, but when I do those they just miss the 'punchiness' of the fighting games that use more saturated and intense colours.  So I'm moving my palette more toward a fighting game palette, but I think if I can figure out how to make design like that, then maybe I can shift it to my own personal taste afterwards.

Right now I feel like a complete beginner and I'm just learning the fighting game aesthetic from scratch.
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Agreed, I think stuff like fighting games probably have the most effort put into the character designs in any media, because the characters are the central element to the gameplay. So there is definitely much to appreciate about the aesthetics of a fighting game, like how the characters are made to look distinct from each other, but still look like they fit into the same narrative.
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SirenightsparrowStudent Digital Artist
XD machi looking fab! 
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SycraProfessional General Artist
Thank you kindly :D
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ArtFromMyPhoneHobbyist Digital Artist
Great job! The color is amazing!
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SycraProfessional General Artist
Thank you very much!
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IbysukeStudent Digital Artist
This piece is very nice and cool, I can`t believe how much I like it.

Do you plan to make another HxH fanart? I imagine that it could be Kurapika but who knows.
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SycraProfessional General Artist
Thanks Iby!  I wasn't planning to do HxH fanart right away.  I personally was not a fan of Kurapika's design...  I don't know if I'm good enough to redesign him though.  Thanks for the suggestion anyway.
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ShifferUlHobbyist General Artist
Yes! The chains could serve for an interesting graphic element but who knows... 
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SycraProfessional General Artist
Nobody knows.  ;)
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LalaNorisuHobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool work 
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SycraProfessional General Artist
Thank you!
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LalaNorisuHobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem ^^
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SycraProfessional General Artist
Thanks ^^
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ShifferUlHobbyist General Artist
So fast! I love it! 
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SycraProfessional General Artist
I'm glad to hear it!
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