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Mal

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This was meant to be a quick sketch and colour job. Then I decided to add the text. It's now... 3 am... :cries:
This is Malachi, he's from the same zombie apocalypse story as Marit (I have so many characters I had to think about that for a second...)
I cannot stop drawing him and Claire (who you'll meet in this form later), it's impossible, every new sketch I've done in the past month has been of those two, they won't leave me alone...

Splatter brushes are from :iconspazz24:
Skin texture brushes from :iconkeepwaiting:
Texture from :iconsirius-sdz:

Referenced his pretty face and smile from photos of Mehcad Brooks because he was born simply to be Mal.

All fonts were downloaded from dafont.com

I'm going to fall unconscious now.
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great job and I really like all the extra effects you added in :)
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Thank you very much!
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Ehmm.. might I just say.. wow? :O_o: You could draw comic bookc with a style like that.. it looks amazing!:la:
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:iconohuplz: :squee: This comment makes me really happy :D Thank you! :hug:
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Girl! I'm in love with this. You are getting better and better. I'm still stuck. :stare: 
Oh and. He reminds me of Obama. XD
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:iconohuplz: Thank you sweets! And you are not stuck! You're doing great!

:facepalm: Someone else said the same thing, he's not supposed to :iconimdeadplz: :XD:

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HOLY SHIIIII :iconover9kplz: Emily! This is amazing!

I adore the design and also how the portrait reflects the character. He does not look high!  If anything he looks really happy and personable. I want to know how such a trust-worthy looking person deals with life in a zombie apocalypse...Almost like he can handle himself but if pushed too far...

Are we talking about (The Conversion?) JUUUUUST Curious :iconteheplz:

Really I have nothing to critique here! I think that the design is flawless and your color palette is solid too (lovely complementary colors!) I really like how it's very line heavy, it really works with the whole composition. So there! Lol, all in all Em's you did an awesome job.
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:iconhappytearsplz: HALEY STAHP, YOU'RE GOING TO MAKE ME CRY.

 

Thank you! He was really happy and friendly and generally just a really beautiful person, then the zombie apocalypse happened :/ He's still all those things, he just doesn't show it anymore until Claire shows up :shh:. He does really well in high panic situations (he was studying to be a doctor), so he adapted pretty well.

 

This is the story that was going to be The Conversion before vampires showed up, at the time I was too freaked/grossed out to write zombies so it became that instead :XD: So all of these characters are generally quite new, some (like Mal and Claire) are from other stories that are last on the list for me to write, you know the kind of stories where you love the characters you've created but generally don't like the story? :XD: So bam, zombie apocalypse story. However I'm hoping for it to be a graphic novel as opposed to a book. Though not yet because my art's not quite good enough for that stuff yet ^^;

 

:iconohuplz: You're going to make me feel like a proper artist :XD: I'm really happy with the colour palette here though :D I'm planning on doing more just like this, so while I'm struggling to get Sera in realistic portrait form, would you like one each for her and Gale in this style?

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I kinda thought this was Obama at first SORRY SORRY SORRY I KNOW IT'S NOT HIM AND IT DOESN'T REALLY LOOK LIKE HIM I'M JUST PROGRAMMED WITH AMERICAN POLITICS. 

ANYways, this is super cute! I LOVE the lettering styles, and I think you actually did a really good job on his smile, big lips are a feature I have yet to master. I don't think he looks high, maybe a bit laid back but not high. And I love the shading you did around his eyes. The highlights in particular, they really make it look 3D. Also I like how you have his t-shirt kind of melting into the splatter shapes, thats a really neat effect. 

His ear is a little wonky. (maybe that's just because it's an ear though, they are a frustratingly stupid shape. ) And you probably don't need to put that many detail lines on the left side of his face. The shading should be able to show those details on it's own. Unless of course you really really love drawing face lines then by all means go for it! It doesn't look bad at all! 

(I look forward to meeting Claire!) 

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OH MY GOSH SOMEONE ELSE WHO ISN'T EVEN FROM AMERICA SAID THE SAME THING AND NOW I CAN'T STOP SEEING HIM IN A SUIT. SUIT'S DON'T WORK IN APOCALYPSES! :facepalm:

 

Thank you! I have so much trouble drawing mouths in general, smiles kill me >.< I really like incorporating texture brushes and stuff like that in sketches lately, it just makes them look a little bit brighter and put together :D

 

His ear's supposed to be wonky, he calls it his dumbo ear :XD: It's actually not sticking out quite for enough but I forgot to fix it ^^; But they are a stupid shape aren't they?! :S The only reason all those lines are there is because when I erased the lines I realised I'd messed the shading up there so I hid it :shh: :XD:

 

(Thank you! I hope you like her!)

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