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Fisheye Placebo: Electric Violin
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Published: August 4, 2012
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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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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.
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I want this. I can't play the violin, but if I had this, then I would freaking learn!

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Any chance you could drawn a product/concept for me?
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What words of advice would you say to a beginner about art? (Tradional or digital--I want to do both.)
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I need this~
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such a beautiful violin... if only i had a cool violin like that haha
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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.
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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 )
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Have you seen "Beyond The Clouds, The Promised Place"? Beautiful Anime Movie, featuring the first electric violin I've ever seen
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me gusta el diseño!!! *-* 
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Wow, I  really like the design for violin. :happyclap:   
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Looked real on the thumbnail...it's great!
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LOVE IT! so beautiful!Flowering Vine 
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I can't wait for more of your comic! It's so cool!!!  XD
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