Shifting gears
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Published: January 11, 2014
So I've put a number of pieces on hold while I mulled over the decision to split my art styles into two paths. One: Comic, anime and game characters that are fun and easy and look a lot like Avatar:TLA. Two: More naturally shaded and human-looking pieces that can still be fun game characters but will look a lot more realistic than basic cell-shading. Both paths need a lot of work, but it may be better to delineate them now before continuing to muddle back and forth in a bad merging of styles. So, I suppose, expect to see a lot more test pieces popping up while I poke at both of these. Good luck, good hunting, and May The Force Be With You.

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DeckboyHobbyist Artist
Awesome!  Look forward to seeing your "experimental" pieces. =)
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xechonHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Got stuck working extra this week, made for a lot less art time :(
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DeckboyHobbyist Artist
I know how that goes =(
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