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Anime hair goes "WHOOSH" by toerning Anime hair goes "WHOOSH" by toerning
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PHEW. now that I got that silly ORIGINAL stuff out of the way, we can return to our scheduled programming: MOAR FANART.

this is Soli, my favourite character of Alexds1's phenomenal comic "The Meek." Soli does not get enough fanlove. she p'owns better than anyone else i know, and is generally awesome. I really like the idea of Soli in the desert, because she's sort of the colors of the desert... oh here i go saying pretentious things about other people's characters.

so, technically, i'm SUPER proud of this because i didn't use a single reference for soli, not even the mirror. sketch and lineart Paint Tool SAI, Crappy color in Photoshop.

The only bad part of this new creepy prolific me is that i have lost my colorinig skillz. i found previously unsupposed BG skillz, but i have NO idea how to color the characters anymore. this is a little too "3D!!1!11!!!" for me, but i'm still fooling around....

If you are unfamiliar with the work of Alexds1, aquaint yourself. now.

<3
p.s. the last time i uploaded multiple finished works in a day was in april '06. i checked.

p.p.s. THE GUNS OMG it's okay, I lol'd too
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:iconjacmac:
jacmac Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Aw, she just doesn't get enough love yet because she hasn't been introduced "officially" yet... Even though I haven't seen her in action, I love her character design and concept and am practically bouncing in anticipation for her and whatever else The Meek will bring. It's just getting better and better!

Love this art. It's so... her!
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jacmac Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
And thanks to this art, I have the idea of crossing over The Meek (Soli in particular) with Trigun. It would just be... so... awesome...

The world would implode from the sci-fi wild west levels of Epic. 8D
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FlashofMauve Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
=0 Wow, this is awesome! Man, I love the ends of that jacket!
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:iconcometa-guavaberry:
Cometa-Guavaberry Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
I like his hair
Great design
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:iconmotorfish:
Motorfish Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008
Soo good!
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:iconvinroc:
VinRoc Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Fun piece, very cool :D
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Thelios Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
this one's funny haha, the colour palette is nice, the lightnint is also good, maybe a lil dim on some parts of the character but still accomplishes it's purpouse, nice job anyway, keep it up!
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toerning Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
I think you're right, too. I'm still unsure about coloring techniques, and, as a result, this is a little lackluster... but what are you going to do?! haha
thank you so much! :heart:
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Thelios Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
all you've got left is to practice, practice, and practice haha, and maybe a lil' help from an experienced digital artist wouldn't hurt, if you know someone, tell me about it haha, well see ya!
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IronmanBabe Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
:sigh: I always wanted whooshy hair...instead my hair goes poff.
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:icontoerning:
toerning Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
haha don't worry, this was DEFINITELY not referenced from my own hair hahaha
:heart:
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IronmanBabe Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
LOL okay I do not feel as bad now.
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HViciPrice Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Whooshiest anime hair ever! I love so many things about this picture, I don't know where to begin--I guess the pose. It's so dynamic and well-composed! I also like the general composition of the picture, and the colors! I generally don't think of blue as a desert color, but I think that's why it works here. Must fav!
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Pandora-intheSKY Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008   General Artist
This is gorgeous. The first thing that pops to mind is how closely your technique reminds me of Lastscionz, but then when I admire the gorgeous palette, all the orange you've worked into the sky and all the blue in the sand, I think of some of the official Avatar art.

I love the character, too, she's very expressive. You've got a skill for capturing personalities.

Have you ever considered kicking the line art? I mean, just go for it, open canvass style? You've got a definite aptitude for photoshop, maybe lines are holding you back. I find it kind of frees you, and that theres all this intuition and clairvoyance that comes forward when you let it.
It can push you to a new level.

I dunno, I'd like to see that anyway:flirty: I can just see a lot of potential in all the tiny details of this piece.
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toerning Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
I have literally been thinking about this comment for days. I read it while i was running out the door and haven't had internet access since, and it's been driving me crazy. I obviously have to say WOWTHANKYOUSOMUCH, and YOUARESOAWESOMEANDIAMHONORED and all that. And you hit the nail on the head, Chamba was one of my biggest inspirations haha, and i'm also a HUGE avatard hur hur hur.
As for the painting, i think you may be right. i definitely need to try SOMETHING new- i don't know if you read my redoinkulously long comment but the gist of it was "i have no idea how to color lineart." and i've been looking around and experimenting and stuff but nothing seems to have stuck. Anyway i am definitely going to try painting, see what it does for me and i will let you know!
thanks, again.
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Pandora-intheSKY Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008   General Artist
No problem!! When you've seen as many works as I have, you can read the signs of potential like a book, and they really stick out in your work. You could be fucking amazing.
I still stick to line art, but that's because I'm just too damn lazy to experiment! Ha! The few open canvasses I have done have been so fast and natural, almost because there are no rules, you know? You don't have to obey the lines, you can make big changes when ever, where ever you want.

I'll definitely be watching!:flirty:
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rissbutts Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Student Digital Artist
That is just -freaking- awesome D:
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H-Johanna Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I had to smile at the anime hair very true, it doth go woosh. Though I submitted a realistic picture today and wondered about my big hair. Anyway on your picture, you never cease to amaze me. I love your colouring, and ability to do poses. I don't practice that enough.
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candeldandel Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
I love it! The lighting and the clouds and her awesome ANGRY face.
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emperial Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, WOW. ... WOW. :D !
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ZEBES Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Hobbyist
hell yeah! awesome.
great pose and attitude, and the sky is love.

ps: do you have SAI's crack or something like that?
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toerning Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
It doesn't require one- It's a free download! just google "paint tool sai english" and it's the first link.
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ZEBES Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Hobbyist
I actually have it, but it says it's a 30 day trial D: that's why I'm asking .___.
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:icontoerning:
toerning Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
....er...i have no idea what to tell you. mine didn't do that.
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ZEBES Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Hobbyist
that's because you're cooler

lol
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RadioactiveMongoose Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
Woah. Beautiful background, very... Wooshy hair.
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flominowa Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
DIGG'N THEM BOOTS!

lovely job with anatomy.
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quirkessence Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Hobbyist
omgshhh, i love all. your. stuff. *0*
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JoeyTheMostAwesome Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kick...@$$... @____@ *totally mesmerized*
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shingworks Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
8O

Holy crap, this is for me??? This is amazing! I'm seriously speechless, the colors, pose, bg, shading, its all amazing and awesome. Those strings in the jacket especially, those are my favorite part <3

Thank you so much for reading/ enjoying my stuff ;___;
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kkitty23 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Ok...whoa. This is just super awesome :0 I freaking love the way you draw noses/hands <3

Love the colors, the pose and the BG! It's pretty wicked!!!
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
You are a butterfly. I am cowed by your sudden backgroundage! Keep rockin and you'll leave us ALL in the dust. Man...I was NEVER this good the summer after freshman year!
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toerning Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
I think you probably have NO idea how happy that makes me. :heart: p.s. i've been enjoying your blog lately! moar sketches, plz!
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Well...s'da troof! And I didn't know anyone was actually reading that blog :p It generally kind of feels I'm sending out doodles and schtuff to the uninterested nethernet... I will certainly continue to post! Oh, and bee-tee-dubs...You fanart led me to actually go and read balloon girl. Which pretty much made me weep. *sigh*
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:icontoerning:
toerning Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
omg hahaha i know i happened to see your post on b1nd1's page and i was like....
yeah.

me too.
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Shonk-ness Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
I love the clouds and the overall pose, great sense of movement.

For some reason on my deviations page your icon is shown differewnt too . . . It tells me I shouldn't glomp you :P
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toerning Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
?omg that's my hella old one from waaaaay back. I DO want to make a new one, but all the faces i've been liking lately are (surprise surprise) other people's characters! except for Guin, but she's in sepia. WOE IS ME!
thank you so much! :heart:
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Shonk-ness Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
Well then draw more OC's :P Problem solved
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:icontoerning:
toerning Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
:heart: you are too right.
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elviella Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
Great work! I love the pose and the expression, and the colouring is definitely NOT CRAPPY. It rocks, especially the clouds and the ground.:+fav:
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ZoeyHuerta Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Holy cow! The full view does NO JUSTICE to the DOWNLOAD button! :eye:___:eye:
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Nattler Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
Agreed. * 3*
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