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01 July 2007 @ 12:55 pm
Fan Arts!  

THe "warming up the pencils" continues with two more enlargements.
Ed  Eleric and Maes Huges.

I suck at "multi-directional lighting, so In this one I kept the light all coming from teh same direction...

The original pic

and my work

This one I did as a "thank you" ro Sevlow for writing such a wonderful fanfic. "The Breaking Point" actually had me threatening her to post more! ; ) Doesn't happen often!

Anyways in this one I changed Maes' shirt to a dark forest green, as I was TIRED of doing black! LOL ( hope you don't mind Sev!) ANd I made his hair highlights red, as if he's got a really dark brown hair. THe grey-ish brown looked ..well... Odd to me.

original pic

My interpertation.. ; ) Please ignore the clips weighting it down onthe bottom.

Comments are appreciated good and bad! :D

Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
sevlowsevlow on July 1st, 2007 06:19 pm (UTC)
*SQUEEEE* It's beautiful!

I must say, his hand is freakin' amazing...! I can never do hands...

*oogles picture happily*
kakabelkakabel on July 1st, 2007 06:33 pm (UTC)
Awww *blush* I'm glad you like it :D

LOL I can do hands only due tot eh fact taht for all three years of my highschool art classes, every OTHER sketchbook assingment was hands! LMAO Mind you, I have a hard time doing hands that aren't slim and long fingered. ( Like mine! Giggle) ;)
♥ caitlincaitlinneko on July 1st, 2007 07:28 pm (UTC)
Oh, these are awesome! :o
kakabel: Pixieskakabel on July 1st, 2007 08:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I feel odd getting thanks for basically colouring someone else's art.. *laughs uneasily*
But I'll accept it. :D After all the originals aren't as big as I redrew them. :) *blushes furiously*
au contraire: B - Ichigo lovely__pants__ on July 1st, 2007 07:36 pm (UTC)
Dude, the colouring is awesome! You get the depth v. well, especially on Ed's automail. I have to say that seeing luscious lips on manga characters is a little bizarre, though.

Also I stared at your icon for a full thirty seconds before I could scroll down @_@
kakabel: Squidgekakabel on July 1st, 2007 08:11 pm (UTC)
LOL When I enlarged them to their new size (30 inches by 22) they looked too danged odd WITHOUT lips! LMAO
So I just HAD to put them in. ;) I tried to not make them "like Brangalina's" and more "thin" than you'd find on a guy IRL tho. ;)

Yeah I love my animated "troll Sporker" icon. I'm just peeved Lj won't let me use my FMA animated one I made. It's too "big" for Lj, but works on "greatest journal". *eyeroll* But if I lower teh dpis and size anymore you won't be able to TELL it's FMA! *grr*
aristastarfyr: Ed Naked!aristastarfyr on July 1st, 2007 07:45 pm (UTC)
WOW... you have my wowness for the hand pwnership. I'm lucky I can do stick figures.

-=bounces around due to excitement factor=- OMG these are sweet! Are you sufficiently warmed up or need another set to go?
kakabel: kittykakabel on July 1st, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
I could use one or two more... But I'm also starting to plot out the doshinji. ;) I'm having to re-arrange the order of some of the story, just so it makes sense comic-book wise. I'll send it to you for approval. :D

I've got a rough idea for the cover too. ;) I'll send the sketches over as soon as they pass *my* approval for "roughs" LOL
Emlee: I love you - KaiTakaoemlee on July 1st, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
Your skin shading skills are gorgeous *___* Beautiful colouring work!
kakabelkakabel on July 2nd, 2007 03:24 am (UTC)
Thanks! Conte makes it almost too easy. :D It blends wayy better than chalks or even oils. ( And no turpentine needed!)
BUt you absolutely HAVE to have a sealant or you smudge your darks into the lights! LOL ( I use one that allows you to erase if needed. :D )
Sarah: teehee (bushbaby_sama)gundamnook on July 2nd, 2007 12:40 am (UTC)
I can't get over your icon! Did you make it?
kakabel: Godkakabel on July 2nd, 2007 03:31 am (UTC)
Which Icon?
I made the one with the fairies and the cat int eh tub, but the others I picked up "here and there" and unfortunately the people who let me borrow them couldn't remember who THEY borrowed it from. :( So I can't credit the original geinous who made them! ( So if you knwo who DID make any on my "list" let me know K? I WNAT to give credit where it's due! )

P.S. I love YOUR icon!
Sarah: envy chuu (another_icon_lj)gundamnook on July 9th, 2007 05:31 am (UTC)
The icon of the kitty with the head phones (the animated one)! I just can't get over it!! If you didn't make it, and don't remember who the original owner is, would be alright if I used it as well?

P.S. The icon I used before was made by a friend of mine! ^^
kakabelkakabel on July 9th, 2007 09:52 pm (UTC)
That one hypnotizes my husband as well. ;) He's the only one I've managed to keep track of who made him. :)
His "name" is MARVIN :D
b3ta.com made Marvin. They've got a whole BUNCH of these "Record Store Cats" there. :)
Just remember to credit them. :D
Susie: RoyxEd 1sapphyre_kikyo on July 2nd, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)
Awesome pictures!
kakabelkakabel on July 2nd, 2007 06:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :D
Grygongrygon on July 6th, 2007 05:48 am (UTC)
Good job, but... now how about trying an original piece? You got the basics all covered and your skills are not lacking if you can copy like this. So go find a good reference photo of a real person, use it to reference Ed. :) Make sure to share it with us too.
kakabelkakabel on July 6th, 2007 10:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks, for the suggestion.
Actualy I'v found that before I *do* start up on a doshinji it helps me to copy the original artist's linework and shade it into 3D. That way I can keep the; (for lack of a better term); "Original ID points" for a character recognisable BEFORE I go and try to do them in my style. :) It also helps me keep track of just what "shapes' make up a certain character. :) I posted the "copies" up here to make sure that my "3D's" of them were... well... "In canon".

I'll scan and post the "R-rated" original I'm working on later today. I've given up on the "hands" for the moment. :P
I need to get some GOOD erotica reference books. Porn skips over the "foreplay" most of the time! grrrr.
:S (Got any suggestions?)