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My favourite test subject by zazB My favourite test subject by zazB
Marine is the oldest original character I have and I like to try new designs or color ideas with her.
This time I was inspired by :iconpixeloo: 's amazing work and I tried doing something similar (the important word here is 'tried' ;) ). It was a great deal of fun to do and I like the wacky result :D
In the right margin are a new haircut design idea and others characters complaining about my favoritism.

One day I'll post something with Marine's design evolution of the past 12 years, so you can all laugh :)
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:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
wait. the middle looks uncannily like a photograph! What's going on there? I'm seriously impressed by your artwork!
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:iconzazb:
zazB Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018
Thanks!
I used textures and photographs to render the image.
More info in the description :)
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:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
That's incredible!

This is one of the reasons why I absolutely love websites like deviantart. I keep finding true gems like this one when I least expect it and it always makes my day.

I love what you've done here, it looks great, and I love her character design as well.
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:iconzazb:
zazB Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018
I did the same thing, but in color with another character (Nevhna) not so long ago, if you're interested :)
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:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll definitely take a look! :)
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:iconsikkwolf:
Sikkwolf Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have characters I do this with as well, you however, are much better at it than I XD
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:icondead-block:
DEAD-BLOCK Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Have you got a website with more Marine drawings, they're great but I need more!
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:iconzazb:
zazB Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Nah, all I have is here :) (+ some attrociously old stuff in my scrapbook)

and thanks!
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:iconblackby:
BlackBy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013   Digital Artist
Amazing !
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:icondurandus:
Durandus Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Ok.. I've seen this pic before... but never saw the link to :devpixaloo:'s gallery.... and now, after reading the comments and tracking down that vid of his / her process.. I'm just in awe!!

Your effort with that technique really paid off! This is just too cool not to try myself!!!

crit: because of the lighting on her shoulder.. the cast shadow from the nose seems out of place, sorta just making that area seem enflamed or bruised / bloodied.. Everything else looks awesome!
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:icondiablolico:
diablolico Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
I love how you can make your characters look so serious and sexy but ever so subtle. Many respects to your skills!
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:iconzazb:
zazB Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Thank you :)
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:iconhalflight17:
halflight17 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Est-ce que vous allez écrire une histoire pour elle?
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:iconzazb:
zazB Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
J'en ai une, depuis longtemps, mais j'ai aussi beaucoup d'autres projets alors je ne sais pas si je vais l'écrire/dessiner un jour.
Pas besoin de me vouvoyer :)
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:iconjadedsanity:
jadedsanity Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009   Artist
I like your efforts more than Pixel's. #__#
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:iconxtr3mz:
xtr3mz Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
left girl looks more beautiful
XD
great art!
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:icondeadxcross:
DeadXCross Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't seen you in awhile. dude. she almost looks so realistic =D awesome. This is amazing as it is funny.
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:iconwimpy3:
wimpy3 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great overview!
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:icontamiveldura:
tamiveldura Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, very cool.
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:iconboum:
boum Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Heille, ça donne vraiment cool, faudra que j'essaye ça... même si ça a l'air tough...
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:iconzazb:
zazB Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
C'est pas vraiment dur... juste un peu long, surtout trouver des photos haute resolution :)
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:iconboum:
boum Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Ouais, je suppose... mais c'est tentant d'essayer :)
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:icondsil:
DSil Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Student General Artist
Great flow to the design, and I like the color scheme. She looks very unique!
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:icongoldenavatar:
goldenavatar Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
Maybe this Marine character of yours needs a brother.
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:iconzazb:
zazB Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
A brother? she has one in fact... that I drew once or twice, I think.
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:iconbenthic:
benthic Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent experiment! You need to take a ride on the good ship "posting more often". hehe
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:iconwaltlindsay:
WaltLindsay Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
This looks awesome! I still want to try doing this technique but I've no idea who to do it to ;)
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:iconbetalogan:
Betalogan Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The texture on the black and white version slipped into the uncanny valley. Neck down, it looks almost realistic. Not that the head is bad looking, it's very marvelously stylized and doesn't look like it doesn't belong on the body.
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:iconeve-bolt:
eve-bolt Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Je trouve que celle a gauche ressemble a un ornithorynque en suit de ski-doo mauve... ;)
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:iconcomic-88:
Comic-88 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional Filmographer
This is great. I've always admired this characters design but that photo manip is just perfect.
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:iconpinflux:
Pinflux Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Haha that came out really well I think! The fact that she's based on a design that's so much closer to life than pixeloo's subjects (but still obviously stylised) does seperate them a lot. Good stuff :D
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:iconhinderedart:
HinderedArt Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love her design. I've seen alot of her in your gallery.

Great Job!
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:iconmad-arts:
mad-arts Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
nice
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:iconbrosa:
Brosa Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
man this is just amazing, when I saw the girl I thought you found a girl like this, hahaha. but this is amazing. I also like the gallery of pixeloo. haha keep doing stuff like this
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GermanCityGirl Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I love seeing the process of various artists that I watch. Thanks for this :)
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:icontatious:
Tatious Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Wooow! Thats really neat to look at. like.. really REALLY cool. I love when people do things like that.

Very nice work :)
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Spacefriend-T Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
wonderful :D
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:iconzazb:
zazB Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Thanks :)
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:icongibbz:
gibbz Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Haha, that's sweet... if only people REALLY looked like that. :)
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:iconzazb:
zazB Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
If people looked like that, I would be scared I think :) Especially the big eyes.
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:icongibbz:
gibbz Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
perhaps, BUT if everyone looked like that we would be accustomed to the big eyes and stuff :)
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:iconzazb:
zazB Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
To live in a cartoon world... it could be interesting. The matte painters and other hyper realists would be the weird artists, and cartoonist would be hired in big production movies! :D Awesome!
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:iconmichaelcrichlow:
MichaelCrichlow Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
This is awesome! Cool to see new stuff like this. :D
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Sebbythefreak Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional Filmographer
I like how the dude in the lowest corner shrugs.


Interesting experiment there.
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:iconshingworks:
shingworks Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Woah, I like it XD I thought you'd found a pic of someone similar and worked backwards at first, until I looked at that link... The photomanip nose especially looks really neat, haha.
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zazB Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
hehe, it's the eyes that give her away the most I think. I would be scared to meet someone with eyes like this for real!
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:iconfriedenmann:
Friedenmann Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
The old haircut really looks more femalish. I like her colors.
Other chars are cool too:)
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:iconzazb:
zazB Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Indeed. I tried to see how far I could go with the haircutting before it was too much :)
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:iconfriedenmann:
Friedenmann Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
I never go so far, cause short hair sucks to shade with my method:P
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jumomo Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
THats very interesting ... do you mind telling a little more about each phase of creation?
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