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Fisheye Placebo: Electric Violin by yuumei Fisheye Placebo: Electric Violin by yuumei

This is the electric violin I designed half a year ago for my next graphic novel, Fisheye Placebo. You can see this original design here Electric Violin Design by yuumei and Frey playing it here Fisheye Placebo: Solo for the Self by yuumei

This particular drawing used a 3D model that I built in Sketchup (the other two were hand drawn) which I then added a few filters and painted over to take away the stiff 3D look. All this is for testing out the techniques I mentioned in this 3D background tutorial 3D background Tutorial by yuumei

I noticed in some of the tutorial comments that not everyone understood why I choose to use 3D models, and asked if that's "cheating". I want to emphasize that the sole purpose of using 3D is for the sake of speed. Since Fisheye Placebo will be a fully colored panel by panel comic, it would save a lot of time to not have to draw the same background over and over again. The goal is to tell a story in a time efficient manner, not to see who can draw the best background without reference. So unless I'm lying about not using 3D when I actually am, it's not cheating, it's just a faster workflow. Nevertheless, it's still important to learn how to draw without 3D aid. I only started using the techniques mentioned in my tutorial about 1.5 months ago. Everything else before that was hand drawn. If you do not learn the old school way of drawing, you would not have the skill set you need to paint over the 3D models to make them look less stiff. 3D is not an easy way out of learning how to draw, it just speeds up the process for those who work in the comic industry. I hope that clarifies any confusion!

For other artwork I that I have yet to post on dA, check out my facebook or tumblr
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Calcifer9226 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
wow :O
HEYLLER Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Student Artist
Myaz77 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
TaigaMasamune Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your art! It has so much meaning to it and so many feelings, and your art is to like show us the world and show everybody what we are doing to it. I'm concered for our planet too, and it hurts me when we hear about birds trapped in things or have swallowed things it shouldn't have... beacause those things doesn't belong in nature! I truely love your art.
EYCEdesign Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016
KatouMiwa Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I want this. I can't play the violin, but if I had this, then I would freaking learn!

manaalzen Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
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Malaxus Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Any chance you could drawn a product/concept for me?
Skitch0616 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Student General Artist
What words of advice would you say to a beginner about art? (Tradional or digital--I want to do both.)
Skitch0616 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Student General Artist
I need this~
banism24 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
gracemwing Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
such a beautiful violin... if only i had a cool violin like that haha
NoHeart-Walls Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
WildStory Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I've that in real life. They look amazing. If I got one, I think I would go back into playing the violin. Especially with your inspirational comic.
Eminavel Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I kinda just realized that it is the photo that Alex took when Vance arrive at is apartment ._. (there is even her finger in the corner XD )
JacinRavian Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Student Photographer
44aboriginny2014 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
dragonstorm1 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
Have you seen "Beyond The Clouds, The Promised Place"? Beautiful Anime Movie, featuring the first electric violin I've ever seen
chibihyu Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Student General Artist
me gusta el diseño!!! *-* 
WhiteFireFlies Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Wow, I  really like the design for violin. :happyclap:   
SashikobroAyumu Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
I want this OwO
WOLFENSPLEEN Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Looked real on the's great!
queen-observer Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVE IT! so beautiful!Flowering Vine 
Moonrose95 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't wait for more of your comic! It's so cool!!!  XD
Daskdragon Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is stunning! I hope it gets a DD~
Zara115 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Paint-Palette Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
So gorgeous :love: :love:
You're an amazing artist :)
Aryore Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist
So... Is this the picture Alex took of Frey's violin when they were checking out the flat?
She's a good phtographer
Emeoo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Artist

So, since you're using these 3D models for, basically, all the major settings... what would be the possibility of you turning these 3D designs into a virtual world for fans to explore? Late, of course, maybe a year or two after the comic is finished.
Or, are any of these designs available in the warehouse for other users to use them in fan-made things/explore them/make them into a virtual world by themselves?

I know Andrew Hussie is making an adventure game based on Homestuck and I just thought that kind of thing would be awesome to make for this other obssestion of mine, Fisheye Placebo.

cari28ch3 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
as soon as i saw the violin i thought of this as the theme song for the novel:
watch it, it's fantastic
Emeoo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Artist
Aw, you beat me to it, lol. And that's the only time Pentaonix uses instruments, with great reasoning of course. In fact it's probably my second favorite video done by them.
TheseAreTheWords Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wish I had that... and played the violin :S
Net-Zone-Network Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LordIceFox Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
A very superb design indeed, and a very lovely use of the lighting to give the piece a more graceful and gentle impression.
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Blyostochka Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist
I'm playing violin, you did it wonderful :D
MiningForDegus Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student Filmographer
Now this is something I'd like to see.
Universal808 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm just, favoriting so much of your art right now. I can't help it though! It's just so amazing the designs!
Demoneyeskuya Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
That is one badass violin..
mystifytheworld Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Writer
i'm a violist but that still looks incredibly badass...
musicminion7813 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Oh how I wish to play that beauty (>._.)>
Nekgesild Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
violins are fun to play
kissmeoppa Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's been bugging me for awhile but your chin rest is on the wrong side... it should be on the right side since frey is right-handed, yeah? :x
MarvellousMischief Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
What are you talking about? Look at yuumei's drawing 'Solo for the Self'. He's right handed, but everything works fine with the chin rest on the left side. I don't play the violin, but I think she did everything right. No need to be so mad! :frustrated:
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