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Scarab by vanillajester Scarab by vanillajester
For :iconbattle-artist:'s latest round.

I feel like noting that I've never heard of this character before; never read anything featuring her nor seen her around or on anything, except as :iconredskullrudd:'s avatar. I found it difficult, therefore, to come up with something interesting to do with the character. ^^;
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:icondandy-l:
Dandy-L Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
She's got a sweet looking costume. Kind of reminds me of Blame but with more flare and details. Like the contrast.
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:iconvanillajester:
vanillajester Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Student Artist
Thanks. :D I didn't design the costume, of course. ;P

I was just trying to find something interesting (and simple, 'cos I was running out of time >.>) to do, and contrast pictures can look really cool if they're done well. Which consensus seems to tell me this one is. ;)
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dreno360 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
This looks like a cover dude! Nice!
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:iconrickmays:
RickMays Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Dude, I've had to work with unfamiliar characters so many times I've lost count. You dealt with it VERY well. Nice!
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:iconvanillajester:
vanillajester Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Student Artist
Wow, thanks a lot man. It's really cool to get some feedback from a character's original artist. :D

Actually.. if you wouldn't mind, and it wouldn't take you too much time, I'd really apreciate a few pointers or some advice. :)
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:iconrickmays:
RickMays Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Post on my wall or send me a note. I'll help out if I can:)
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:iconrennylenny:
RennyLenny Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great colors and concept, love the minimalism
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:iconvanillajester:
vanillajester Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Student Artist
Gotta be honest, going minimalist makes it easier to not screw up. XD
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:iconrennylenny:
RennyLenny Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hear ya, that's so true :D
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:iconrayn3r-4rt:
RAYN3R-4rt Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
dude seriously very cool!!
way to go kick ass piece man definitely up there for best battle piece
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:iconvanillajester:
vanillajester Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Student Artist
Thanks. :D

Still, we haven't seen what theother two are doing yet. :P
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:iconmumitrold:
mumitrold Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
wow!
it's stunning! Simplicity and all :D
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:iconvanillajester:
vanillajester Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Student Artist
Thanks a lot! I do quite like simple stuff, and not just because it's easier to do. ;D
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:iconmumitrold:
mumitrold Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
It shows very clearly that you really do have a clue about what u're doing :D
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:iconvanillajester:
vanillajester Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Student Artist
Well thanks, it's good to get positive feedback, and learn that people like what I do. :)
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:iconmumitrold:
mumitrold Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
yeah -wanna see more more moooore. Looking forward to seeing what u got up your sleeve for next battle :D
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:iconvanillajester:
vanillajester Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Student Artist
Haha, well even I won't know untill whatever it is gets announced and I think of an idea. ;)
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:iconmumitrold:
mumitrold Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
lol turn up your precog (and pls share...i'm well excited about what it's gonna he) ;)
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:iconjactinglim:
jactinglim Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
wow nice mignola feel
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:iconvanillajester:
vanillajester Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Student Artist
Thanks, I was looking at a lot of his stuff recently, not just for this but also for the torunament that I've entered. :)
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:iconredskullrudd:
redskullrudd Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
dude I love this - your best work on here so far, and like your consistent use of black and reds. For all you don't know the character you represent her very well here, and I love that she's half appearing from the dark. really quite a haunting image.
Great composition. For some reason reminds me a lot of that scarface posters, but that's never a bad thing!
great stuff.
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:iconvanillajester:
vanillajester Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Student Artist
Thanks a lot man. Yeah, I was thinking "this looks vaguely familiar" but in fact it was an old Superman cover by Mike Mignola that gave me the idea.

This one, in fact. [link]

I liked the silhuettes, but didn't think that yellow went with the character, at least, not as well as red. ;)

I also decided against trying highlights, because I know I'm not very good and trying would probably make it look worse than not. ;P


Incidentally, do you know what the right code is to embed images in comments? I was trying for ages to get that link to embed as an image but it just kept automatically ignoring my code and putting the address as a link. :/
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:iconredskullrudd:
redskullrudd Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
thats a cool cover - good inspiration for this piece for sure, the simple colors really work here and the red/black was a great choice.
Funny how often the simplest of designs are the most effective.

As far as the coding....I'm a total loss to answer that one, maybe voltage can chime in on that or any of the other guys in the group.....hell I had enough issues trying to get an avatar going!!
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vanillajester Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Student Artist
Thanks. I prefer simple usually too, if only because it's easier to acually do. ;P

No worries on the coding count, I'm actually reasonably certain now that I'd need to buy an upgrade to my account to be able, and I think I can do without. :P
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