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The dream I dreamed by Ophelia-Overdose

For to long I have simply left comments on beautiful works that Ophelia has posted on here, while this time, I feel compelled to leave ...

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I love my car, I hate my car, I love my car, I hate my car... I'm running out of flowers to pluck, crap.

$320 for brand new tires on my car cause the previous ones had run bald.  Damn.  $405 dollars for new Tie Rod ends for suspension which is what killed my previous set of tires.  $110 dollars for alignment of said tires, which can not be done until the tie rod ends are replaced.  Was popcorn surprised with the Tie Rod ends this morning when trying to get alignment done on car.  Murphy, you be a cruel bastard, a cruel cruel bastard.

Anyways, with that, time to list what I've helped with and feel accomplished for helping with.
:iconomar-dogan: has scaled back 5th Capsule which lucky me for timing on now :(
:iconprecia-t: made a very pretty picture at my request which you can find here TARGA Felicia brushing hair (commission) I got lucky with the timing of it, cause I thought it would take years before she would get to me.
:icongrinningredfox: has her bell, so look forward to her Aisha shoot at some point soon I would guess.
:iconsidneymt: $5 a month towards laughing at Aisha and her "interesting" adventures.

I have two new classmates which I have added to my watch list here :iconsecretman9: and :iconshizawolf316:  We three have a Design II class together and are exploring the world of value, hue, and saturation together.  Midterm is Thursday, and then I can ditch the vocab cause I much prefer saying "Welcome to the world of Color" ;p

Working on a fan-comic of :iconprecia-t: characters.  3 of her OC's, Queen Felicia, Olle, and Noether, though Noether, hasn't shown up yet, I figured out how to end the quick little comic with her and I think it's perfect.  We'll see what Lady Precia says =D
The dream I dreamed by Ophelia-Overdose
For to long I have simply left comments on beautiful works that Ophelia has posted on here, while this time, I feel compelled to leave a critique. This is my first time so bare with me here....

First off, Ophelia's outfits are always grand in scope, detailed in nature, and simply stunning in their use of color. This particular piece has seen her stay toward muted earth tones which while they are not in stark contrast for a vibrant effect, do give instead a soft and warm feeling with a hint of Autumn that you just want to wrap yourself in.

While the colors are muted, the hair is wild and flowing, giving an excellent sense of movement to those golden pumpkin colored tresses. Her hairdressing skills are on full display here in getting the various styles weaved into one piece of hair. Locks, flat, waves, wisps, all in one and wild, yet still in control with nothing distracting from the rest of the piece. It relates well to the background where we see the patterns on the wall behind her bend and curve around Ophelia herself(like the hiar), as if to give an aura of a goddess descending, ready to bless the autumn harvest that is at hand.

While the overall piece itself has good balance and use of space, I cannot get a good sense of proportion between her and the background. Another issue, is where do I focus: to her flawless face(which showcases her make-up skills) framed by the wild hair, or to the leather corset around the waist which gives a textured roughness that offsets the softness the rest of the piece conveys?

Overall, this is still an excellent piece that showcases Miss Ophelia's noteworthy skills in modeling, hairdressing and make-up. While it is not the first shot she has presented from this shoot, it is by far the most stirring piece, pressing at least myself to move and respond with applause. :clap:
1st major project from Design II by RLN
1st major project from Design II
So this was our 4th assignment in Design II class this semester.  It was the first major one as it combined what we learned in the previous 3.  This combined learning the three basics of color hues: chromatic grays, muted, and prismatic.  We had free reign with the value range and this was the idea that spawned in my head.

This wasn't the greatest shot, but I see this as more of a place holder until I can get the project back and nab a better shot for here.
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Jade Stown Redeux by RLN
Jade Stown Redeux
In an attempt to fulfill my doing a comic on here, I need to revamp some of my characters looks from my story.  Yuri will remain unchanged, but Jade her right hand and fellow muscle enforcer needed an updated look.  I redrew Jade with a bit more feminine of look, thanks to :icongrinningredfox: for a likeness base.  This is the 3 phases it went through, my pencil sketch on the left, the outline basis I made in Adobe Illustrator in the middle, and the color job my wife :iconlilwashu287: did with the outline and using the pencil sketch to address details.
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SOOOO, I'm in school again.  Have a Design II class that I take on Tuesday and Thursday nights.  Color galore with gouache watercolor paints.  Is a true learning experience on understanding color dynamics and what not.  The wife :iconlilwashu287: has started drawing more with the Bamboo tablet we got a few years ago.  She's already posted one piece from it, and she is now in the process of going over her older works to update them.

As for personal projects, I think I am going to take a crack at using my already gleaned art knowledge to try a comic here.  Have some scripts written up, so now it's fleshing out what I've scripted so far.  Oh boy....

Also, my eldest is slipping down the gamer mountain.  Angry Birds --> Plants vs Zombie --> Minecraft --> Call of Duty: Modern Warfare --> Team Fortress 2  Any ideas on how to stop him?

As for assistance... I figured I would post a list of deviants I have helped fund so far this year, and a pending list of ones that I will try to fund in the hopeful near future.

Deviants I've supported so far
1) :iconomar-dogan: Donating for his 5th Capsule comic through Patreon, and highly looking forward to the first graphic novel volume so I can share it with my kids ^_^
2) :iconstephanie-van-rijn: Donated to back in the spring to help put together new Harley Quinn costumes.  She is still the best Harlequin cosplayer I have ever seen and I've been watching cosplayers here on DA for over 10 years now.
3) :icongrinningredfox:  Commissioned a cosplay of Chocolate Misu from Bakaretsu(Sorcerer) Hunters.  Currently helping track down a bell for her next costume, Aisha Clan-Clan from Outlaw Star.

Future deviants hoping to support
1) :iconsidneymt:  His comic at slimythief.com is hilarious.  Aisha is a trip to follow in her exploits.  Would love to donate at some point soon to pay for the laughs it has provided
2) :iconshiniez:  The holidays can NOT come soon enough for this reason alone, Volume 1 of Sunstone will FINALLY be available for purchase.  I'm getting 4 copies for not just myself, but also as stocking stuffers for some very "special" friends :mwahaha:
3) :iconprecia-t:  Okay so the Queen of Commissions(have you seen her commission list, she is THE Queen) is eternally swamped, but maybe, just maybe, I can get my name in there at some point in the next 2-3 years =p
I love my car, I hate my car, I love my car, I hate my car... I'm running out of flowers to pluck, crap.

$320 for brand new tires on my car cause the previous ones had run bald.  Damn.  $405 dollars for new Tie Rod ends for suspension which is what killed my previous set of tires.  $110 dollars for alignment of said tires, which can not be done until the tie rod ends are replaced.  Was popcorn surprised with the Tie Rod ends this morning when trying to get alignment done on car.  Murphy, you be a cruel bastard, a cruel cruel bastard.

Anyways, with that, time to list what I've helped with and feel accomplished for helping with.
:iconomar-dogan: has scaled back 5th Capsule which lucky me for timing on now :(
:iconprecia-t: made a very pretty picture at my request which you can find here TARGA Felicia brushing hair (commission) I got lucky with the timing of it, cause I thought it would take years before she would get to me.
:icongrinningredfox: has her bell, so look forward to her Aisha shoot at some point soon I would guess.
:iconsidneymt: $5 a month towards laughing at Aisha and her "interesting" adventures.

I have two new classmates which I have added to my watch list here :iconsecretman9: and :iconshizawolf316:  We three have a Design II class together and are exploring the world of value, hue, and saturation together.  Midterm is Thursday, and then I can ditch the vocab cause I much prefer saying "Welcome to the world of Color" ;p

Working on a fan-comic of :iconprecia-t: characters.  3 of her OC's, Queen Felicia, Olle, and Noether, though Noether, hasn't shown up yet, I figured out how to end the quick little comic with her and I think it's perfect.  We'll see what Lady Precia says =D

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Zechariah Baker (aka Tenchi)
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
United States
Current game of choice : Guild Wars 2 (Tarnished Coast server)

Current Residence: St. Louis(well the suburbs, but my drivers license says St. Louis)
Favourite genre of music: Trance, Alternative, Rock(Hard/Heavy), British Pop, Anime OST
Favourite photographer: :iconsnowwhitesuicide: - :iconalexisrose:

Favourite render artists: :iconsaphirenishi: - :iconlooks-can-kill: - :iconx2gon: - :iconrgus:

Favourite models: :iconophelia-overdose: - :iconstephanie-van-rijn: - :icongestiefeltekatze:

Favorite cosplayers: :icongrinningredfox: - :iconyayacosplay: - :iconriddle1:

Favorite guilty pleasure: :icontheresahelmer: - :iconbloddroppe: - :iconmordsithcara:

Favourite style of art: my own and :iconprecia-t: - :iconartgerm: - :icontoolkitten:
Operating System: XP
Shell of choice: hrmm... Koopa Troopa ^_^
Wallpaper of choice: something my kids haven't drawn on
Skin of choice: My wife, when she is fresh out of the shower
Favourite cartoon character: Ryouko from Tenchi Muyo
Personal Quote: "To understand someone, learn how they think first."
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Most welcome.  Fernelle fav.me/d83qdes has a lovely shade of blue hair that is absolute kryptonite for me =D
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Lyon thank you for the fav star by tats2
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Thank you for faving my work my friend it is very much appreciated :)
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RLN Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You have made some very pretty art.  Believe me, the appreciation is on my end ^_^
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Wow thank you thats is very kind of you :)
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secretman9 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wahaha! I found you! It's Brendan from Design II here.
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Evening, watched you back ^_^
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Thank you very much my friend for faving my work :)
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