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Skullbinder by Mr--Jack Skullbinder by Mr--Jack
So, not really sure what inspired this one . . . mostly just had fun drawing the skulls, less worried about the figure. I think I could re-do something similar with a more... appropriate? pose, this one seems a little carefree considering the setting.
I think I need to do some studies on hips; I do want to keep things a bit stylised, but I always have a bit of a hard time transferring what works nicely in a rough - [link] - into a painting, it always looks a lot weirder. I guess that could also partly just be a bit of an inherent difference between painting and loose stylised linework.
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AnemicAngel Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love your shading How long did this take you?
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TanukiTagawa Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
* Pretty,scary and awesome! :omg:
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DevilPanties Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel like I can totally identify with you on the hips thing. I've never tried my hand a digital painting (and I am considerably less talented than you) but just during the transition from a loose, flowing pencil sketch into solid line work things begin to get skewed. Especially if there's no break between the two...it's like your eyes and brain just adjusts and accept the flaw from looking at it for so long...then a few days later you look at it and wonder how you didn't notice.
Anyways, that being said, it's very cool and her body looks great and stylized, and really doesn't seem "off" at all. The shadows on her face, neck, and collarbone are especially impressive. Good stuff. :)
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Kperfect Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
nice
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Tinavy Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
I love how you draw the female form! Their figure's always seem so loose and feminine! Loving this piece. :D
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:iconestonius:
Estonius Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Pretty wicked, wicked pretty.
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RT79 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
love the skulls!
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StraightEdge1977 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Love the cape!
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Elegy0fEmptyness Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is too cool XD i love the dark feeling, kinda voodoo, necromancer, death, but still sexy vibes it gives. and that everything just flows.
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strtl0011 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
For just having fun, this piece looks awesome! SO much energy in this piece!
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leorikz Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
that image is so atmospheric
thx!
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MrPozeroff Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
you ve got talent . I really like your work !
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sashamya Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
i love the sketchy/painterly look of this. Everything's very loose and flowing, it's great.
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SonicWolvelina99 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love how you blend the cape into the bg. :3
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UrbanMelon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I like the pose, and I think it ties in with whole voodoo vibe that's going on here :D
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Harpiya Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i love fast sketches *o* those say more about the artist than ready made arts [i love both ofc] At first view i lost her hands :I the light behing her is to bright, looks same as the glow on her chest.
q.q i love your art so much. Fav <3
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Venikins Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful wonderful job! :love:
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Hungrysparrow Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! Love the idea of the skull cloak.
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TAUALONA Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Do you ever sleep Mr, Jack? Another cool piece,as always.
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Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work :)
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:iconriago:
riago Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this SOOOO much!
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GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Thank you for letting us add your Amazing work to our gallery! :iconfantasyfans101:
:iconpositivityplz:
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frokamen Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
heh, whose got your hoodoo.
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Taylor-payton Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Your work is as juicy as ever, haha! the concept itself is prime-- definitely wouldn't mind seeing you expand upon this.
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Terra-fen Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is awesome!
Reminds me a lil of my voodoo character: The Mad Masker (at least her burlesque outfit i'm still in the process of making) [link]
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Evincing Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
colors are great, very nice subtle style
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CrakaJ Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist
Kickass.
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Renegade-Hamster Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Ouch! I think what needs to change is the position of the torso over the legs. Right now she's centred above the leg on the left, so the hip on the right has to jutt horribly out to the side.

I think you could save this painting by taking the legs further down and to the right, to elongate the torso and allow room for the hip on the left.
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raebearlawl Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
i love it.
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Moozika Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think that the pose works out to your advantage. The skulls are also a very unique touch in my opinion, as they seem to meld into the cape, as opposed to just having them dangling or stuck on to them. Awesome picture!
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DaDangerDog Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
ah man! thats awesome! :iconthedarkknightplz:
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Amrock Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
Awesome!
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prettypixieeyes Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
This is so cool.
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Nabonidus Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If there where more hooks I would think this as an Dark Eldar from Warhammer.
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J00se Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Your quirky anatomy is really attractive, anatomically correct hips or not. Love your work!
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redman1997 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconcryforeverplz:
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FantaBanta Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You've nailed the female torso! Nice work dude.
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misterFISH Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome !!!
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DannyFilth01 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012   General Artist
Great work, reminds me a little bit the style of Ashley Wood.
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Draugth Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
E P I C :D
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Midget-of-Jimmy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
that looks freaking cool!
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Mirix Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
I'm gonna favorite this one to have it near me, not only for the lovely visual experience but also for the great comment.. It still amaze me when good artists says that he/she needs to study. I mean, it's so obvious you have to practice to get somewhere.. but still.. maybe I'm just talking nonsense :P Also I can't agree more about the the sketch and final outcome thing!
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MrsBadExample Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I absolutely love this one. I do agree the pose is a little carefree, but it's still gorgeous as all get-out.
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ren-rko Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
+_+
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kradeelav Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I hear you on the rendering versus the sketchwork; think that's a common dilemma for painters and artists. Perhaps it's our tendency to scale back on anything over-exaggerated?

Though personally, thats' what I love about your paintings - you somehow over exaggerate certain parts and make it work and seem like it's perfectly able to step out in the real world being all badass. ;D

PS - Skulls are indeed awesome. I've been telling my parents I'd like one, but then they give me the raised eyebrow. xD
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PaulReinwand Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's fun regardless, with a great use of negative space for the skull work. I think one of the things I admire most about your work that I imagine comes from working with real paint is the ability to imply vast amounts of detail with a single brush stroke. Speaking from personal experience I have a tendency to over render things under they turn into a hot mess, when in reality I should be painting smarter. The only area in this I might like to see some reworking is fleshing out the muscle mass a little more on the thighs, and perhaps pushing the feet and calves further into the background with some of that background color overlayed. I think it would help her figure pop a bit more.

In short: adore your work, don't be too hard on yourself, and keep up the learning process. Your dedication really shows with each new piece.
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MF-Mitch Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Love this one :3 love drawing skulls too ... having more problems with hips o,.o'
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