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FINALLY! After a few weeks of frustration, horrible line work and trying to get used to my new Wacom Bamboo (and digital drawing in general) I've finally completed my first successful set of lines drawn on a computer using a tablet! WOOT is me!

Rosalynn - Lines by Wanako

Here's a character I originally created back in 2004. Her name is Rosalynn from Puerto Rico. ....AAAANNND, I've actually got no more details than that. lol. I made only 2 drawings based on her before this and this one is a redo of the 2nd one. I'll be submitting the old one later for comparison and for some shiggles. Let me tell you, it is a MASSIVE improvement over the old drawing. hehehe. As far as the character design itself, not to sound like a ego-maniac or anything but, I think she looks quite stunning. I'm actually quite proud of her design. =D
I couldn't believe that I made this drawing when I finished. :P
*selfpatonback*

This one took me a long time because I did a lot of erasing and redrawing to further develop my style. I'm going for a semi-realistic look now instead of the simplified, anime-ish style I had when I was younger. I believe this change is also a representation of myself, of how much I've changed from being a kid to a respectable adult. Being more mature myself I should represent a more mature style. That's my logic, at least. uh... Yeah, I'm weird... I know.

Anyway, I did a lot of studying by dissecting the works of many amazing artists. In the end, I found myself endlessly gawking at the galleries of Stanley Lau Artgerm.deviantart.com, Robert Porter robaato.deviantart.com/, and Caleb Thomas dctb.deviantart.com/. That was the look I 'm going for. I also explained to my wife the look I was going for and she introduced me to one of her favorite manga, Angel Heart by Tsukasa Hojo and I actually fell in love with his style. He also has great fashion taste for his characters. Maybe I should start studying some fashion sites or magazines. Something I've got to work on. So yeah, what you see here is the beginning of "my style" which I will hopefully be improving upon in the future.

Here's the WIP sketch. You will notice the big changes I made to it throughout this process which i think substantially improved it. I think....

Rosalynn - WIP by Wanako

I'll be continuing to work on lineart and getting really comfortable with it first before I start painting, but I WILL be painting this one.

P.S. that hand!! I think that's the first time I've drawn a hand in, what I call, a complicated position and come out looking good!! I suck at drawing hands and feet if you couldn't tell...

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Here is my progress on this piece so far. Redid a few things on the lines. Gave her hair much more detail. I also decided to have her barefoot instead of her wearing flats. It gives me an opportunity to practice drawing feet at two different angles. I'm actually quite satisfied with the feet. Sure, they could be significantly better, but It's a good start, methinks. I SUCK royally at drawing feet, so I need all the practice I can get.

Rosalynn - WIP by Wanako

So here are the flats AAAAAAND... I'm stuck. I've been stuck here all night, damnit! I'm still getting used to the paint and color system in SBP 6. Actually, I'm trying to get used to painting digitally, PERIOD. Colors have never been my forte. I'm trying to get a softer feel by using the airbrush or a soft brush, but I just can't get it so far. I've been trying all kinds of settings, but haven't found anything that I like. I REALLY don't want to do Cel-shading like I used to when I was younger. I just don't think it fits this character or my style anymore. Meh, I'll keep trying when I come back from work later today. I'll have to study what I can and see if I make some sort of break-thru. The sad thing is that a lot of people don't use Sketchbook Pro for painting. I've seen people using SAI or Painter but I want to stick to one program for everything. There are some people who've come up with great stuff using just this program, so it IS possible, I just need to find out how. I'm gonna step away from this for a few hours, clear my head, and come back to it later.

Also... I just noticed that her right ankle looks swollen. Damn it, I'll really have to fix that later, or it'll bug the hell out of me forever.
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Gerson G.
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
My name is Gerson, born in San Salvador, El Salvador, currently residing in Torrance, CA. My main art style is photography. I've been shooting for about 8 years now. My first camera was a Canon PowerShot S2 IS, then went to a Canon AE-1 Program for film and finally a Canon 30D for digital.

I might draw something every now and never...
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alexgeparov Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the favourite :)
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nny403 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the favorite on Tali'Zorah after the Battle. It's much appreciated. 
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Shaya-Fury Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the +fav ot Tali- there is hope
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for faving Fayola, I'm glad you like her. :)
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Thank you for the +fav 
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TheDutchesse Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much for favouriting my Mass Effect charms! Which one's your favourite?

These 1.5"  charms are available on my  Storenvy store for $7.00 a piece, including Thane and Legion too, so be sure to check them out if you're interested! <3

That aside, thank you very much for the support, I appreciate it greatly :hug:
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Wanako Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Tali is so my favorite! I might have to get one. <3 <3
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Thanks for the faves, my friend :)
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Thank you for faving my Mass Effect chibis!!
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Thanks for the fave! Kermityay  Stop by my gallery sometime and add me to your watch if you like :happybounce: 
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