My Art Thread

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I'm thinking, rather than make a whole new thread for each little thing I draw, it'd be better to just have one master thread for all my completed works going forward. So that's what I'm doing, starting with this most recent thing I put together.

This... is PG-13 right? lol

 
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Well, they're only 'wrestling' (or 'sports-entertaining', as WWE likes to call it, tee-hee), or is this 'Combat Training'? And they're fully dressed, so I guess it's still okay... :mischief:
 
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Something new I've been working on, revolving around various characters decked out in tac gear, as sort of proof of concept for my one-day-to-be fancomic idea. I also plan to do something similar with Oniwabandana.

Started drawing this as sort of a speed challenge for me, to see how fast I can actually put together something decent without sacrificing too much in quality. That being the case, however, quality will and did kinda take a hit. Not sure I quite got the size and scale of his chest rig correct. And yes, I did cheat and traced the AUG quite heavily.

I've learned a lot about my weaknesses when it comes to efficiency with drawing, primarily in knowing when and where to cut corners to save time. Perfectionism has been pretty rooted in my workflow, so I'm working to shed that. It helps to actually watch the show and read the manga with an observant eye and notice just how imperfect even professionals are for the sake of timeframe.

Everything up to this point (planning, construction, linework, and finally inking) has so far totaled a little under 5 hours, which is... okay I guess, though not really ideal considering I did cheat a bit, and rushed a lot of other things. It's also pretty minimal for the concept. Probably could've added a bit more gear, like some leg pouches for flashbangs or something. But, as mentioned, the main goal of this drawing was to challenge my speed and efficiency.

I'm going to table this for now until I decide on a color palette. Can't decide whether to make his uniform white (as depicted in the original Sailor V manga, and as I imagine would be in Crystal along with the other generals), or the same dark gray color as the other Shitennou from the 90's anime.

 

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Very cool! I dearly enjoy seeing guns and gun gear on our favorite fictional characters.:)

IMO, the chest rig looks fine. You even got MOLLE webbing on it!
 
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New work. This was more of a challenge/practice piece than anything else.

I wanted to do a lot more with this, namely a proper background to set the scene and situation I had in my mind. However, I'm coming up on a self-imposed 10-hour soft time limit, so I needed to wrap things up.

Also, being a rush job, there's a lot of flaws for sure. Not entirely satisfied with how Chibiusa turned out as far as facial and body proportions, but I'm not entirely sure where it went wrong. Thinking maybe the chin needs to be collapsed inward a bit further, perhaps? Karasu (the OC), on the other hand, I'm quite satisfied with how he turned out, with the exception of the execution on the hair highlights.

So, being a 10-hour speed challenge, I would welcome any criticisms and advice on where I can improve.

EDIT: Lol, the more I look at this, the more uncanny Chibiusa appears to me. Her shoulders are WAY wider than what they should be for a character her size. Oh well, like I said: 10-hour speed challenge.
 
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New pic. Maybe pushing the envelope a tad, but in light of unexpected feedback on other platforms, I'm kinda curious what people here think.

A bit of context as to why they're barefoot: Karasu's general combat style involves Guerilla-style ambush tactics (not unlike Chibiusa or Tuxedo Mask), and often tracks his opponents via their footsteps. (Those who have played Call of Duty or similar FPS games might be familiar with the concept of soundwh**ing.) Eventually, the Senshi caught onto this and took their shoes off to help quiet their footsteps and throw him for a loop.
 
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^ It's got a fetish feel (where's Venus stepping on, BTW? :cthulhu: ). lol Since Takeuchi has also drawn the Senshi barefoot, this fanart is actually quite in line w/ those official arts. :)
 
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^ It's got a fetish feel (where's Venus stepping on, BTW? :cthulhu: ). lol Since Takeuchi has also drawn the Senshi barefoot, this fanart is actually quite in line w/ those official arts. :)
Well, uh... she's stepping pretty much where you might think (lol), but not really implied that she's going for anywhere specific.

While yeah, it's on the fetishistic side of things (as per my MO), I consider it pretty tame by my standards, which is why I'm really confused as to how this pic managed to blow my DeviantArt notifications into the stratosphere... O_o
 
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It looks pretty much like denki anma (lit. "electrical massage"), an often seen child's play in Japan not uncommonly seen in manga/anime. lol
Oh wow. Funny enough, I also made a drawing of that exact concept (pretty sure there's a rough sketch somewhere on this forum), not knowing until now there was an actual specific term for it. So uhh, thanks for that little trivia. :)
 
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It looks pretty much like denki anma (lit. "electrical massage"), an often seen child's play in Japan not uncommonly seen in manga/anime. lol
Ah, for those who can't read Japanese, here's a quote from the English Wiki article, which I won't link here due to the explicit pics in it:
Denkianma (電気按摩) (lit. "electric massage") is a popular Japanese prank played between two people where one person puts their foot into the genital area of the other and shakes it in a vibrating motion. Often this is done by grabbing the other person's feet, raising them, and then placing one's own foot on their crotch and vibrating it. This is often done between school aged boys as a prank similar to kancho and could be seen by a western audience as a type of bullying. In 2006, Frito Lay released a special, Taitsukun-themed edition of Doritos chips, that referenced denki anma.
 
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So I'm pissed as hell right now. DeviantArt decided to take that last pic down because it was too "erotic or sexually compromising".
 
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The only thing that would make any sense would be the general proximity of Venus' leg to the victim's "regions", but that's still stupid as hell because it's never even implied exactly what's happening there, in fact I didn't even have anything specific in mind when I drew it like that. I was thinking more along the lines of her pinning his leg or something at WORST.

Also, the fact that it was taken down without ANY warning whatsoever (I'm usually given a notification at least a few days prior to the actual takedown), tells me that it was someone on DA staff acting directly, as opposed to someone else submitting a flag for review.

They can't possibly say it's the whole drawing in general because, yeah, worse stuff is all over DA, in fact I have WAY WORSE stuff on my gallery that's never run afoul of anything. The fact that they sacked THIS drawing and literally nothing else tells me it was something very specific that upset someone, which I might be willing and able to work with if anybody actually came out and said explicitly what the problem was. Instead I always get these vague, clearly automated cookie-cutter messages just saying how "something" about this drawing "may" be sexually explicit and involves "someone" who "may" be underage. -_-

Thank God for Pixiv. :/
 
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I'd like everyone to be critical here. Getting back into drawing, prepping for fancomics, beginning with a rough speed challenge. Sorry for the mild nudity (although the actual show is way more liberal with that). I meant to put her in her Sailor fuku, but I was botching it SO BADLY that I decided "**** it" and just kept her nude for the purpose of this challenge.

Total time: just a little over 1 hour, which I guess is okay, but could be better considering the shortcuts I had to take just to make this time. Also went in pretty much as blind as possible. No references or anything like that, just pure memory of the character.

 
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