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[.Corrosion.] by pandalecko [.Corrosion.] by pandalecko
EDIT - Fixed the background to a much lighter one, to make Layla stand out more.

*PolychromaticDragon inspired me, ok? :I

Well I've been artblocked as hell lately. The whole style change is killing me. But after doodling a quick derp and seeing Shichi's work, I was inspired to try and make something that wasn't a derp as well.
It's difficult to break out of the block, but I think it's starting to fade? I dunno.

But I like how this came out owo

I always see Layla in Glory City. I think I should put her family in there too since I can't seem to be able to write the whole fanfiction anymore. If she was to be in that city, I can imagine her working in the Lights as either a break dance teacher, or a famous dancer.

Layla, Rukia Dragons and art *NeonMars
Stock images used -
Pose referenced from here
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fox011 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Fomous dancer from army . She's beautiful :D :icondragonglomp::icondragonhug::icondragonspin1::icondragonspin2:
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:iconjaydetheshadowdragon:
cool!
zomg i want that outfit.....
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shayan572 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
nice job.
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man! <3
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shayan572 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Why is she so sad? Or is she just contemplating something?
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Artomis Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
wow, this is great Mars! Layla looks awesome here ^^ seems like your idea of trying new styles seems to have enhanced your work even with your older characters ^^ Layla looks a little sad to me in this, but the expression draws me to like it even more
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot man! But please, no Mars. Marty. xD
Eh, yeah but it also put me into art block and now I can draw only if I reference poses. Plus the eyes and noses always give me troubles... but there was no way I would abandon my old characters >:D

Haha, Layla was meant to look more lost in thought than sad, I guess I still need to nail down the expressions better :lol:
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Artomis Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
haha, well... block happens at the worst of times, i know that all too well >.< been trying to write Dawn of Shadows and can't seem to get anywhere ^^;

but still, her expression does look like she could be lost in thought, just the little frown she has made me think it was something more in depth than that ^^ still Marty, you did a great job!

...and I have today off, so expect to be stalked :D
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SanpaSazzaro Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice pose! You're definitely getting into this new style a bit. The bg kinda distracts from the pretty details, though, since it's dark like Layla's coloration and the very subtle highlighting doesn't make her stand out against it. :/
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright, fixed. I hope it's better! ^^;
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SanpaSazzaro Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aye, she stands out a lot more now :)
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for helping :hug:
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
I have to agree, the background distracts a bit. But I tried getting a lighter background and it just wouldn't work... I'll give it another try and update this if I find a better version.
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SanpaSazzaro Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sometimes it's just really difficult to find a good one. :XD:
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PatiLee Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
This is... totally fantastic. When I saw this artwork I looked at it for like 5min and couldn’t believe how great it is. Your lineart for example... I have no idea how you do it. Is it the matter of the graphic program or the tablet but your lineart is always so smooth, different from mine which looks like my hand has been shaking while drawing every single line. and that pose... You always complain about your poses, but this thing... you should be really proud of because despite few errors (I saw someone already gave you a critique) it look really stunning!

And I saw what you posted on Tumblr. That thing is everything, but not shitty. The wings look very good. And so are his clothes. They look natural with all those curves and bandings (whatever you call them).

I’m starting to think that you actually don’t need any help with improving, because you can do it all by yourself! Really!
Now I’m gonna hide in my emo corner because I have to say this picture deprived me of any hope to improve whatsoever...
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow Pati, thank you! ;A;
Hm, I guess the tablet does a little bit of work. I have a Wacom Bamboo Fun, I've been using it for a year now and it's awesome... which tablet do you have? As well, what version of Photoshop do you use now? I saw you switched from 6.0 to something else. I might be able to help.

Yeah, luckily people's willing to give me critiques. They've been helping me a bunch!

AH YOU STALK MY TUMBLR TOO OH MY GOD :iconmadnoesplz:
Well, thanks. I guess I'll finish it now so I can tell you more about him, since he's the one I'll use for our roleplay! :D

No, I DO need help to improve. And I'm gonna take as much help as you wish to give me.
And don't say that because we're going on with our challenge and you WILL improve. You've been improving so far and you'll improve more as time passes. Now excuse me but I have a picture of yours to critique :la:
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PatiLee Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
I think I also have Wacom Bamboo Fun. And now I use Photoshop 8.0, whicich a lot better than anything I had before.

YES, I stalk YOU and there's NOTHING you can do abou it! :meow:
Someday I'm gonna mentally hack some satelite and stalk your backyard!
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Before you had PS 6.0, if I'm not mistaken...

JAKHJSAH :stare:
Well, what can I say?
Hello beautiful. Welcome to my blog :eyes:
And probably backyard someday too. Wow.
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PatiLee Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
There was also Paint. :XD:
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PFFFFFFFT.
I had to download it because Macs don't have MSPaint xD;;;
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TheLonelyRoad16 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
LAYLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF-/anti-matter nuke :iconnukeplz:
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Somehow I expected such reaction from you. xD
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TheLonelyRoad16 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
THAT IS GOOD. IT MEANS YOU'VE COME TO KNOW ME WELL. XD Besides, we haven't any layla in a while and I kind of missed her ;w;
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Temeraire1806 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
i like how she dances and her anatomy, but why does it seem like she is sad? makes me sad somehow too <.<''
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
Nono she was meant to look lost in thought. I think I messed up there xD
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FlyingGuardianFish Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww this is amazing :aww: I luff the clothes and the bg is great
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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FlyingGuardianFish Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome :aww:
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PolychromaticDragon Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this is so great!!

;A;
and i'm so happy i inspired you to make something :iconrainbowlaplz:

i was gonna say, when i first saw this, i was like, huh, kinda reminds me of what i just made |D. GUESS I KNOW WHY NOW /SHOT
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry if it reminds you so much of your artwork... no wait. I'm not sorry at all! :la: I loved drawing this. Thanks for inspiring me <3
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PolychromaticDragon Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
buuuuut i kept forgetting to mention something:

YOU OVERALL INSPIRED ME WITH THIS. WTF I DONT KNOW WHY I FORGOT TO SAY THIS.

SO REALLY, MARTY...YOU INSPIRED YOURSELF |D
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Magic3W Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
This is wonderful!

Good luck with the block.
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! And hopefully I'll get rid of it soon XD
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Mirminay Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaah the background is lovely and apsk dat pose bro.
How does it come that even when artblocked you draw good? ;n;
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ;v;
Aaaaaaah I don't know I guess it's all thanks to the pose I referenced lol.
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Irialda Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hmm how about an aspiring famous dancer who works as a teacher.

Did you know I LOVE those abstract backgrounds of yours?
The anatomy is pretty good too, would you mind a little advice/critique? ;n;

Homestuck
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, that would work perfectly! XD
I guess I could whip out a quick ref for her in Glory City and stuff...

The backgrounds are mainly the combination of various abstract / vector brushes and textures. Nothing much ^^;
And sure, I'm more than fine with critiques ;D

Davesprite.
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Irialda Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Cool! ouo

Still looks boss. I'm sure I couldn't do that /o/
Okaythen~
OH MY GOD I SAID LITTLE ADVICE BUT I ENDED UP WRITTING A WALL OF TEXT WTFF

Well, what I most notice is the hands, they look kind of awkward.
The right one, I think the thumb is very thin, even for a woman.
The fingers are too long, and you added one extra joint?
The way the fingers are positioned is kind of unnatural, more especifically the pinky. If you try to do that with your hand you'll see it's a bit uncomfortable.

Now the left hand. The thumb is again way too thin, and the forefinger too thick.
The position is again uncomfortable, you need to separate the fingers from the hand in order to make that pose. If you look at your reference, you can see that none of the fingers are pressed against the hand.

Ok, moving to the face. I think the left eye and eyebrow are too small, the perspective is not that far/extreme to do that.
Her left foot is very small compared to the other one. But I don't blame you, the perspective is a bit difficult.

I'm noticing the torso is WAY too long, unless she doesn't have a belly button. Still a bit long for me.

Also your poses are kinda stiff, it looks like she's standing there, not dancing. Maybe some curviness would fix it, or pushing the anatomy like [link]

I hope it helps, and that it wasn't too harsh ;n;

Yes pls
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also yes, the eyes did give me a ton of trouble. Ffffff.
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Irialda Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Draw 2 straight lines on the top and bottom of the eyes to make sure they are same size? (From top left to top right) That helps a bit. uvu
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
About the hands, you have a point. I'm still terrible at drawing them. I need to use more references... and try even harder on them, though I spent a lot of time on her hands here.

The torso is long, yes, but the pants are really low on her hips too. It's almost impossible to see but in the body sketch she was alright.
Hmm... and you mean stretching anatomy more to my own liking? I... guess I could try.

Thank you!

Later -w-
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Irialda Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Don't worry, It takes a long time before they come out fine unu
I still suck pretty badly xD
Here [link] this guy's got some sweet tutorials, you should check them if you haven't already.

Ah, so I guess that's okay ovo
Yeah, you can also exagerate the movements, there are great examples of this in animation [link] [link]

No problem! ;u;


Good.
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Angiedragoness Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MARTY
LA
POSA
E
L'ANATOMIA
SONO
FOTTUTAMENTE
GRANDIOSE D:




MERAVIGLIOSO ;;
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGN
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;A; Grazie Angie!
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Angiedragoness Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NULLA :glomp:
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The-Lord-Of-Dark Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And now that I've had some time to recover from the mind melt I had the first time I saw this...

Marty. I have no words to say just how amazed I am by this. This is just...Spectacular. On the realm of your style shift, I think its coming along very well. She just looks absolutely stunning. I'm really sorry. I'm not doing this any justice even after getting over the just plain awe...Marty...I'm saying this without a shadow of a doubt...You've just...At least with how I see this...You've got amazing talent Marty...And it only ever seems to get better as time goes on...

And for the record, this was about the way my mind reacted the instant I saw.
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I just...This is beautiful...Plain and simple...And please...Don't try to convince yourself otherwise Marty...
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot man xD;
I wish the style change would happen quicker, but hell... I've been trying only for a week. I can't expect to change over night.
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The-Lord-Of-Dark Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your very welcome Marty ^^

And I wouldn't try to push it too fast, you're already on a breakneck pace with it. I can see a clear difference in this piece from things you drew a week ago...SO for all practical purposes, you nearly changed overnight ^^; Anyways, my point is that you're doing beautifully. Just please don't push yourself too hard okay?
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AwezomeSam Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like how you made the pose and all the outlines! They're incredibly clean precisely drawn. :+fav:
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :lol:
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