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Summertime
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Published: July 31, 2014
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This is my entry for the Pandect Summertime contest, featuring the characters Noah and Edgar from the comic Pandect made by :iconmorbidprince:. You can read the rough draft here Pandect draft

For the contest we picked our favourite cover of the song 'Summertime' and made something inspired by it, I chose Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong's version,  the medium was entirely up to us. I picked drawing as it is my strong suit out of the options I could think of but decided to colour it digitally (after botching the first attempt with copics), as it is something I rarely try and feel very unconfident about my skills in. I thought it would be a wonderful opportunity to challenge myself to practice a medium I didn't know that well, and I hope you like it.



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The characters are not mine and I take no credit for their creation, they belong to Dina Situ.
The art is mine, and I do not give permission to use or repost it elsewhere.

I'll post it later on my tumblr Viro's Whimsies , it's mainly sketches at the moment. I'm always happy to make new friends on tumblr if you feel like following me :)
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GalateasFire's avatar
GalateasFire|Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOVE the textures here!!
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The one on the overal is a denim texture I found here on dA, the ones on the shirt and pants are some paper textures I had from years ago :)
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GalateasFire|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice!  I have never used textures, but then again, I never touch my photoshop...I only use a cheap free program for coloring because that is what I am comfortable with!  At some point in time I will get brave and move on. :)  Awesome ones though, I like how you used them, subtle.  :) 
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I've found that they're a good way to avoid making the art look flat and lifeless. There are many good textures to find here and on google, and making your own watercolour textures is easy too. There's many fun things you can experiment and try out with watercolour and gouache :)

I've been wanting to try out FireAlpaca as an alternative to Photoshop and Sai (I've heard it's supposed to be a decent mix of both).
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awesome!!
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Virouet's avatar
Thank you<3
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Slothsofdeath|Student Traditional Artist
I don't know why you're not confident of your digital coloring skills, it turned out really wonderful! I would love to be anywhere near the talented myself, definitely something I need to work on.

Such a sweet, cute picture. Really feels like summer to me!
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I've only tried colouring digital about four times I think, and I spend several days finishing XD
I just think there's got to be an easier way to get the colours in my head to translate onto the screen the way I'd like them to, haha!
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