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So I decided to colorize my clumsy sketch from the previous post — please, just forget that lousy rough! >.<
As you can see, I made some modifications between the penciled draft and the final colorized illustration. For instance, after finishing the draft, I started seeking a jacket design from actual ones and noticed that I was wrong about which side the zipper is on men's jackets. *headdesk*
It's been quite a while I haven't drawn that much in a few months, though I used to doodle a lot more years ago. But I think it'll be months away before I feel again such an itch to draw a fanart of Yamane-sensei's work. ^_^;

Spoilers: Same as before, meaning none, except [livejournal.com profile] eprime's fanfic Under the skin — especially chapter 16 and 17.
Warnings: SFW
Disclaimer: VF and Asami belong to Yamane Ayano.


Click on the picture to enlarge. (Size: 955*1024)

And if you prefer slightly bigger images, here you are: 1194*1280 | 1493*1600 | 2239*2400

X-posted to [livejournal.com profile] yamane_ayano and my blog.

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Date: 2012-10-02 03:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angel0399.livejournal.com
Looks awesome, how did you create this?

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Date: 2012-10-02 07:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lethalene.livejournal.com
Hi angel! Did you see the preliminary sketch? It's bad. ^^;
I started drawing the rough with pencil, scanned it and started retouching/reworking it using photoshop.

As I was painting colors and the scenery, it made me aware of misproportions and wrong details. I'm bad at assessing proportions when I sketch. It's by adding colors, which make an illustration look more real to my eyes, that I usually get a sense of proportions.

Also, though the rough is without reference, when I start adding colors, I also start researching about the actual things to make my illustration more realistic. Like for this illustration, I had to research what a motorcycle looks like (watched around 10 movies and documentaries about bikers and looked at gazillions pictures of motorcycles), the different fashions for bikers, the aspect of Japanese urban sceneries.

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Date: 2012-10-02 10:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angel0399.livejournal.com
No I'd missed the sketch. I just received the Creative Suite and I'm still playing with it. I've only used PS in my internship, mainly to resize photos.

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Date: 2012-10-02 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lethalene.livejournal.com
The sketch is here:

When I posted them at the YA LJ, someone commented how much different they look.

What did you study? I'm just an amateur, toying with photoshop. I've only started using the program to digitally draw for less than 2 years, and for over a year, I never knew what a layer was. LOL. I used to have the Gimp and Corel when I wanted to draw or retouch, but I was very limited by my ignorance on how to use theirs functions.

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Date: 2012-10-03 12:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angel0399.livejournal.com
Whoa, that sketch isn't bad ^_^ You think it is? I think it's pretty cool!

I was in the mist of switching careers so I had taken an internship at the local art university in their Public Relations department, writing for their magazine. I also helped with the layout so I have some experience with InDesign and Photoshop. I've heard about Corel but have never used it. I already have some sketches done so I'll try to play around with those.



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