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    In Control of the Ring

    Here's a piece I started from a sketch in my sketchbook - a card girl from photo reference and a boxer I drew from my head. The rest of the charcters were also from my head, but the background was referenced from theatre lighting - a bit different from what normal boxing event lighting would be. I was looking for more atmosphere.

    The overall palette was derived from a mixture of sources.

    here's the original sketch:



    ...and finish in Photoshop CS:



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    nice, yet i expected lord of the rings frodo in ring-clutching moment. (no alternative meaning. honestly, you just try talking about Lotr without someone giggling furiously.)

    and that guy going through the ropes looks like he's trying to grab her ass. it wouldn't look so if you changed his expression to concern for the boxer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder Doom
    "You can do whatever you want son, I couldn't possibly be anymore ashamed of you than I already am."

    That what my father told my when I was ten and I told him I wanted to be an artist when I grew up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by broken lizard
    and that guy going through the ropes looks like he's trying to grab her ass. it wouldn't look so if you changed his expression to concern for the boxer.
    haha, man, thats funny. i agree thought try changing his expression just a little.

    really well done comic-book style picture

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    where the hell did you come from, charles?


    100th post! yay C.A!

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder Doom
    "You can do whatever you want son, I couldn't possibly be anymore ashamed of you than I already am."

    That what my father told my when I was ten and I told him I wanted to be an artist when I grew up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by broken lizard
    that guy going through the ropes looks like he's trying to grab her ass. it wouldn't look so if you changed his expression to concern for the boxer.
    Thanks, guys. That's really the idea here. He and the fight doctor are distracted by the curves before them, while the poor boxer is spitting up blood. It's just a silly idea that came out of the sketch. And I think it's safe to say that there is plenty of room between the guys and the girl's butt. Besides, I purposely made no effort to add any foreshortening to the guy's arm and angled toward the boxer. I imagine that it is up to interpretation though.

    I do appreciate your kind comments and crits.

    -Yeti

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    sorry. didn't realize the sketchs message.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder Doom
    "You can do whatever you want son, I couldn't possibly be anymore ashamed of you than I already am."

    That what my father told my when I was ten and I told him I wanted to be an artist when I grew up.
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    No appologies necessary, man. Like I said, it's all open to interpretation.

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    the sketch's message being: never pay attention to the injured. instead, focus on hotpants.sweeeeet hotpants. hauauuughhhhht.......paaahntsssssss........

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder Doom
    "You can do whatever you want son, I couldn't possibly be anymore ashamed of you than I already am."

    That what my father told my when I was ten and I told him I wanted to be an artist when I grew up.
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    am i the only person who doesn't think she's attractive?

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    and YOU'RE the one who thinks uma thurman is sexy.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder Doom
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    That what my father told my when I was ten and I told him I wanted to be an artist when I grew up.
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    this is a really good piece!
    great job making up the guys.

    i wish her bikini was a little more "glitzy", gold maybe.
    the pink gets a little lost and doesnt quite say "vegas"

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    Yeticatcher:

    In your sketch you drew the womans face very nice but when you colored it she became kind of goofy looking. The reasons I see are the cheeks we understated in the sketch but became very bold in the color. Also, in the color you changed the eyes to just squints but in the sketch they were more open. The sketch makes her more attractive because her face is more relaxed. The colors make her face really stretched and goofy.

    You also changed the shape of her teeth which adds to to silliness of her smile (and it's still way to stretched out).

    My suggestion is to make the colors exactly fit the sketch design you did.

    The color piece reminds me of Peg Bundy.

    Peace, Love and Harmony... I could never get them all into bed at the same time!
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    Peg Bundy!? Damn, I'm gonna shoot myself. You HAD to go there, L. Scott Knight.

    Yeah it's pretty obvious I didn't stick to my sketch in terms of the face. I lost a lot of character and genuine excitement that she is displaying in the original sketch. I have to admit I'm not pleased with her face at all. Time for a re-touch.

    sherlock hound: OK! I get it! She's ugly. GEEZ!

    DSillustration: Thanks, dude. By now you should realize, she's goofy.

    broken lizard: You should never pay attention to the injured. Period.

    See? Now you're seeing the truth - it's a silly idea for a piece of art. But now I apparently need to go make it better.

    Thanks for your comments and crits guys, really. No harm done.

    I'll post an update.
    -Yeti

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    Here's the update. Looks more like the sketch now...I think.



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    mabie throw in some rafters in the background for more dimention. looks good though.

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    Another good suggestion. Thanks, Blahm.

    -Yeti

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    Maybe boxers face could be less detailed.

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    I guess by comparisan, he DOES have more detail in his face. Does it really detract from the girl?

    Thanks for the tip, Danilo.

    -Yeti

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    Now she been moved away from that Peg BUndy look to a more Uma Thurman-esce look. Which is certainly better!

    Peace, Love and Harmony... I could never get them all into bed at the same time!
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    Wow! Stunning!

    I actually like the first colored version more. Awesome!

    Reminds me a Kyle Baker, which is a big compliment.

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    I'm familiar with Kyle Baker's work and love it! That IS a HUGE compliment! Thanks, ArtisticSchmidt.

    L. Scott Knight: Thanks, dude. That's a big relief!

    -Yeti

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    Cow

    Nice, nice, however I think it would add some depth if the girl was very close to the viewer, in order to strengthen the contrast between her triumphant smile, and the half_defeated boxer behind her. Just an idea for a next pict...

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    I appreciate that, Arctis. It's a great idea for future consideration.

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