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Unholy by Ophelia-Overdose

To begin with, what I truly enjoy from Miss Overdose is her full use of colors in her work and the ability to maximize a given hue with...

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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Seiya Nabiki Redux by RLN
Seiya Nabiki Redux
First step in developing my story into something more tangible is to start by updating the character designs.  First up is Seiya Nabiki, number 2 in command and eventual leader of the players group.  Going back and comparing this to the previous design I posted of her from YEARS ago, I have improved in my skills =)  This is the sketch before it gets watercolored, so look for the color in a few days.  

And yes her design was originally based off of Nabiki Tendo from Ranma 1/2, but since I've gotten better, I decided to give her a more distinctive look that is her own while still giving a nod to her inspirational roots.

Drawing pose references from the lovely :iconsenshistock:  Combination of two separate poses, The Force - Pose Reference for Drawing and Light Test for Guns - Pose Reference.  
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Design II Artist Project by RLN
Design II Artist Project
This is my most ambitious project yet in Design II, the Artist Project.  We had to pick a professional artist and analyze their works.  Pick out our favorite of their works, and then try to draw said piece ourselves in our own style using said artist's color palette.  I choosing to do something different, picked :iconophelia-overdose: as my professional artist of choice.

Now, this was tricky cause she does photography work and this was watercolor painting.  I also realize this is not good watercolor, but I learned so much on painting people from this one piece, that this is going to serve as my benchmark of where I started with this medium.  I will come back and do this piece again when I am better, so I can compare and see how much I have improved.  For now though, this is my burning reminder of where I started, and I can only go up from here.

The picture itself was a hand drawn sketch I made using three of :iconophelia-overdose: as reference.  The three are Holy, Venus rising, and Raspberry-banana  I rather liked the pattern on her dress, and I didn't want to lose it with the arm crossed over her, so I threw it in the background and threw my signature on it.  I was rather fond of the way the makeup came out around her eyes, though I did not get the cheeks as well as I would have liked.  All in all though, I did enjoy making this piece and I ended up with a 94% so who am I to complain ^_^
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Yuri vs Zed by RLN
Yuri vs Zed
This is a quick snap of the line work for my next Design II project.  I decided to do a Yuri shot where she is squaring off against one of the baddies, the cyborg called Zed.  Will scan and post the finished work as well once done, hopefully tomorrow night *fingers crossed*
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Unholy by Ophelia-Overdose
To begin with, what I truly enjoy from Miss Overdose is her full use of colors in her work and the ability to maximize a given hue with widely varying levels of saturation and luminosity. Red seems to be her preferred color most times and this piece excels in that presentation.

When we look at the background we can make out the obvious location of inside a church, thus establishing a holy and sanctified location. When you look upon Ophelia herself, the sanctity melts away with her carnal use of reds that bleed toward temptation themselves and the bare flesh giving impure thoughts while in the house of the lord. The chain wrapped about her gives a hint of taboo in either slavery or BDSM, neither of which are fitting for the location, thus further driving home the title of Unholy.

This is a more unique approach to the title that what most would think or consider. Typically, unholy seems to infer a hideous monstrosity of sorts doing something so perverse that words can not describe it. Ophelia comes from a sinful approach of temptation with her hands suggesting a blessing upon something that is not exactly ordained. Unholy in her case, suggests something much less monstrous, and much more sinful, and quite possibly enjoyable.

As always with Ophelia's work, the makeup and attention to details in her craft is that of a true master craftsman. The head piece with the roses is the perfect accent to the style in which she has done her hair. The bustier top showcases her sewing skills with layers of lace, mesh, tassels, and an intricate chain wrap that reminds me of Dejah Thoris.

The overall impact is pure power and beauty that I can't help but keep my eyes transfixed to. Her stances and expressions are true signs of someone who has been in front of the lens as much as she. As always, no matter the subject, no matter the location, no matter the hinted intentions, Ophelia Overdoes continues to improve her costume making skills and showcase such wild beauty that can not help but to draw in viewers.
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
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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Duskglow1 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist
You have been Hugged by Duskglow1!!!! *Hug* Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!) 

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1- You can hug the PERSON who hugged you!
2- You -MUST- hug 10 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them IN PUBLIC! Paste it on their page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet)
5- You should most definitely GET STARTED hugging right away!
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x-bossie-boots-x Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much my friend for faving my work it is very much appreciated ...so sorry for late replys :)
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LadyMiralys Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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RLN Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Most welcome.  Fernelle fav.me/d83qdes has a lovely shade of blue hair that is absolute kryptonite for me =D
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LadyMiralys Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Racing Girl Emoji (Heart shot wink) [V3] 
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tats2 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lyon thank you for the fav star by tats2
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x-bossie-boots-x Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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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x-bossie-boots-x Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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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