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[.Rebirth The Edge.] by pandalecko [.Rebirth The Edge.] by pandalecko
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Rebirth The Edge: Trancestep Remix - Taishi :cd:

Okay.

Let's be honest, I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and try to do something CHALLENGING.
And thanks to this I realized I have the potential to do some badass art but I'm usually too lazy to put 100% of myself in what I draw so I rely on textures and downloaded brushes. :iconmingplz:

WELL NOT THIS TIME, BETCH. MY STYLE HAS DECIDED TO SETTLE LIKE THIS SO IT'S ANATOMY AND BACKGROUND TIME.

And finally, after months that he's been asking for some decent drawing, I can say I've done justice to my character.

And you know why I drew this?
Thanks to *Fourth-Star, who drew me a birthday gift and posted it a few days ago.

It gave me such a motivation rush. I didn't think I could pull THIS ONE drawing off. But I did.

Harmonie, thank you.
And thank you, guys, for always supporting me. :heart:


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:bulletpurple: Time taken: didn't count. No less than 8 hours.
:bulletwhite: Drawn with - Wacom Bamboo Fun + Photoshop CS5

Character is -

Pose referenced from here.

Zanarkand and art *NeonMars 2012 / Martina Gugnoni
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So I heard you'd like a critique for this one?
OKAY.

I will start with the character.
DAMN. This pose. Is awesome. I don't care whether you used a ref, I wouldn't be able to do this with a ref :iconmingplz:
The hands look amazing. Just the whole anatomy is great. All dem muscles *-*
The shading is also really nice. Even though it's not the same style as the background's they still match.
You just made me love Zan a bit more :Y

Now, the only thing that bugs me a bit about him are the claws on his feet. They seem to be growing out unnaturally, it looks like they were just glued on. But drawig claws is hard and I can't do it myself, so I shaddup :'D

To the background.
AND YOU SAY YOU CAN'T DO BACKGROUNDS.
The clouds look so fluffy, I love it!
The water is amazing, that's all I can say. and I just love LOVE the water-blurr-effect-thingies you did where the water covers his body. That adds a nice touch and even though these are actually very small details, they really make a bit difference.
The colors all match so well, it gives the picture a warm and calm atmosphere even though it's actually quite chaotic/ full of movements.
On the bottom right corner the water dust/drops kind of look like snow. It doesn't actually fit the picture, but somehow I like it. c:

Overall, you did a great job! I can barely see any mistakes, if at all! And the picture is fun to look at, investigating all the little details you put in there *-* And you can see how much effort and love you did this picture. That's what I call art. <3
Just my rule: You can't possibly call it 'art' if it doesn't come from your heart.' (It even rhymes!)

If you keep it up that way and keep improving like that- Oh god, I think my eyes will explode. <33

Serah-senpai is proud ;v;
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SlipperDoo Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Uh uh very nice drawing you have there :iconilavplz: It all fits so well together. The coulouring, the line art and the shading :la: And that background :ohnoes: I just want to touch it :dummy: And the colour sheme fits very well :eager: Great job!
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Cobalt-Flame Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Hi! :D
Your picture has been featured here [link] :heart:
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SolarPaintDragon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ZZZZZZAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNZZZZZZZZAAAAAAAANNNNNNN
<33
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shonenrek Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Awsome!!!
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ProlificPony Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
ZANARKAND :D beautifully done, I love this! Your water rendering skills are OVER 9000!
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Irialda Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The main problem I see here is that his crotch and torso are not aligned.
I'd like to write an in-depth critique, but it'd eat up too much of my time right now, sorry Marty ;n;

But nevertheless, I see tons of improvement here, it shows how much effort you put into making this.
And I love how you drew that water and all the details, and colours! uwu
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know they're not really aligned. It's something I tried to fix but hell if I managed. D:
Thanks for pointing it out though!

Haha, it's alright. I understand x3

And thank you ;w;
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Mirminay Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
and then the wip turned sexy.
And by sexy do I mean, wow that pose and shading, you're really improving marty. <3
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Fourth-Star Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What what what what wat wat.

:iconcryforeverplz: I'm smiling like an idiot haha I'm so happy to hear I motivated you to make such a marvelous picture <3

Seriously I think it's one of your best works ever, if not THE best. I mean, the pose and the colours and shading and Zan's expression and all those details in the background, everything screams "CHALLENGE ACCOMPLISHED". xD Aaaah I can't get over those water effects :heart:
It would definitely be awesome to see more challenging pics like this one from you >< Why not make this a little challenge, to make a drawing like this once in a while? Though it's time-consuming, but the more you tell yourself "add more details surpass yourself" the more fun it is 8D And the more you'll like the result too x3
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sfgsdfsdf :iconbrohugplz:

I really need to make more of these self challenges. If the results are like this one, I need to push my limits further with every drawing ;A;
Thank you so much for inspiring me and for everything ;_;
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AbsolYang Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
To tell the truth I don't know what I could say to do this justice. BUT I have to say that the amount of detail you put into this is absolutely phenomenal. I especially like the water detail, and the fact that the picture behind the water is distorted, just like it would be in real life. The lighting is awesome to say the least, from the background to Zanarkand, it just fits. The blue glow in his hands is also well done, lighting up the area around it but not being overpowering, but being noticeable at the same time (did that make sense? Pretty sure it didn't).
I could probably rave on for a while about this picture, but I can't really put what I want to say into words. Bugger. Either way, this has to be one of your best pieces.
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaaaah thank you ;W;
Well, the distorted water trick... I found it in a tutorial and was DYING to use it. It fit too much and made the whole thing more realistic ;u;
The shading was tricky to make, but I spent about half an hour just trying to make the colours blend in a way they wouldn't be clashy or look too saturated or wrong. I think it paid off in the end :la:

Haha, don't worry, it did make sense. Or at least, I understood what you meant XD

Thanks a lot once again ;u; it really is my best piece up to date.
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AbsolYang Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
No worries~
What was the tutorial called, because now I want to find it and muck around with water -w-.
A half hour well spent, they don't clash or look too saturated at all. It did pay off in the end. :meow:

Oh phew~!

Again, no worries, I absolutely love it.
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link] There you go, for the distortion! It's a different way to draw water, the one I used for the actual water is this one [link]

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AbsolYang Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Thank you very much! Will be bookmarking those pages and then spending the rest of my life on photoshop having fun :XD:
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KellBellz Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Filmographer
Ahhhh he's so AMAZINGGG!! :heart::heart:

I love this character so much!

I WILL DRAW HIM ONE DAY!!!
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ajkhsljhf thank you so much Kell ;N;
HE'S MIEN >8C


Ohmygodyoudon'thaveto...
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SpyroTEQ Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Great job ! the watery background makes the picture moving, and the colors are well choosen. The blue dominance on in the character's hand makes them more visible, and since you drew the fingers well, that render very good :meow:

But the left arm may be a bit too large or maybe a bit too short... Or maybe zan as very strong forearms... /shot
The nose is also a bit strange... Looks like Zan smashed his face on a door and so flatten his nose... I think that's due to the "2 blacks lines" for the nose, instead of only one... Maybe with a small dark-grey line joining the two current black lines on the nose, this "flat" impression will disappear.

Well done ! Challenge completed !
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I referenced that freaking hand like crazy. And making the fingers of the left arm not covered in light rendered the hand better, in my opinion. I worked on this picture too much XD

Actually, it was done on purpose. His forearms are really muscular, due to working out and constant training. It was drawn like that both to show his muscular structure and body type, and for perspective purposes - but I suck at perspective so I may have gone a bit too far with that.
And his nose isn't flat. I tried to reference the photo I chose but I couldn't draw the nose any better than that, so I had to work with that. Though you're right, his nose bridge was broken during a fight. |D

Thank you! I hope I can improve even further by doing more of these self challenges ;w;
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Drakon-X Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student General Artist
I totally love this. you did such good job on the lighting and the warm feel of the drawing, GOSH just <3333 eeehh ;n; <3

-faves and runs- :iconsuperw00tplz: WOOHOO-
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gah, thanks a lot Drakon ;W;
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MomosArts Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Filmographer
Okay now I could faint.
Just amazing work - I don't know what to say!!!!
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, man ;w;
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TheLonelyRoad16 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
If you could SEE how energy drinks TASTE, I bet it would look something like this. 0u0
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pfft XD it would be awesome.
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TheLonelyRoad16 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Indeed it would <w< I bet you'd be the artist to pull some shit like that off anyway
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Naninadz Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLY FLUFF
THIS IS JUST SKJDHKLJASDHKLJSDHS
AMAZING OMG
the pose
the water OMG THE WATER <333
the pose
that sky
AND DAT SHADING
JSDHAKLSJDHLKSJHSA /explodes
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AJHSAJHS THANK YOU ;A;
The water was a blast to draw - although it took me more than a hour XD;;
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whiskeyii Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
DAT WATER. O_O

The effort you put into this really shows; the color, composition, and lighting are all fantastic! Congrats on pulling off such an awesome picture; definitely one of your best. :)
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IT TOOK MORE THAN A HOUR TO PAINT
:iconfffffplz::iconuuuuuplz:
:iconcccccplz::iconkkkkkplz:

Thanks a lot ;w; it's definitely my favorite of all time and my best so far XD
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FlyingGuardianFish Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahh a fantastic finished picture, very eye catching and the bg is just simple amazing :aww: I do hope your drawing mood is in full force too
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yeah, I'm in full drawing mood right now!
Thanks a lot ;v;
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FlyingGuardianFish Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:aww: glad to know

and you are very welcome indeed, keep it up ;)
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DrowvenMechanism Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Those skills. I want them
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uh djdhjssjdgb you can do it though. I've read tutorials like crazy to pull this off D:
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DrowvenMechanism Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student General Artist
I even said I'd have to look up a bajillion tutorials too but I'm too stupid to understand and retain them xD
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Angiedragoness Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
che
cosa
bellissima
*^*




gneee ti odio D: stupendooooooo >_>
DAMMELO
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ci ho messo delle ore porca trota, doveva venire bene |D;;
Grazie ;w;

NO E' MIO
/prende Zan e scappa
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Angiedragoness Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
venuto na meraviglia *^*




;A; nuuuu io vuole
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Drakon-X Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student General Artist
AMG, I'm just so inlove with this ;n; <3 Can't wait till done, a VERY good job already<3
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And it's done :la:
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Drakon-X Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student General Artist
goes to take a look-
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someoneabletofindana Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS LOOKS SO FUCKING AWESOME HOW DO YOU SUCH AWESOMENESS?! ;A; AND ZAN AND THE WATER AND THE CLOUDS AND THE COLOURS T.T
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DON'T WORRY, IT WILL BE EYE CANCER IN THE END.
Thanks ;A;
Um. Lots of patience, rage between errors and constant change of layer setting and opacity XD
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someoneabletofindana Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
NOES, DONT THINK LIKE THAT D:

Your welcome^^

LOTS of patience? :D
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MomosArts Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Filmographer
OH MY GOD THIS WATER O_O This is so beaufiful, so amazing!!!
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pandalecko Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LET'S SAY I'VE BEEN MESSING WITH THE LAYER SETTINGS FOR 20 MINUTES BEFORE DECIDING TO MAKE IT ALL SPARKLY AND TRANSPARENT GAH.
Thank you!
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MomosArts Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Filmographer
You're welcome!
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DrowvenMechanism Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student General Artist
OUO Awesooooooome
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KellBellz Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Filmographer
Ahhhh this is going to be AMMMMAAZING when its done. 8D I love me some ZAN.
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