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March 17, 2005
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Simply Wet by ScislaC Simply Wet by ScislaC
I haven't had the chance to draw squat in a very long time... I'm slowly working on a big project currently that I haven't had enough time to work on, but I have a definite deadline for... so in the meantime, instead of working on it I felt that I needed a break from it, and I decided to whip something up. It's very simple... and the hair just feel wet with the whole silhouette deal. The inspiration was just the curves and lines of the female form...

20mins in Inkscape w/ only the calligraphy tool on one setting (which for me to get anything done that fast and be happy with it is a miracle)

note: I couldn't help but tweak the line on the right of the pic (her left side)... so that one line has effectively broken the whole "one setting" thing...
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DeepestxObsession Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2005
that's hot! lol
Anarres Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005
Yes, there is something strange with her face... I think that it's a matter of how it is placed. Probably, given the pose and the flow of the hair, she should have her face turned downwards. As if looking at her knees.

On a more technical note -- You did use a palette, didn't you? Because if you didn't, your skill reaches cosmic proportions. (And even if you did, it's very well drawn).

The hair is exempt from the "only one setting" calligraphy restriction, I guess... ┐How did you do it? I'm interested. To do hair, I've found that you can do nice things with a carefully set thinning value, and quick strokes.
Anarres Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2005
Whoops -- I meant a tablet. I'm not a native speaker, sorry, and at times things like this slip.

Well, it's impressive. I can never seem to get the calligraphy settings to my liking... And I wish they could be saved (so that once you've found a set of parameters you like, you can save if for the future).
ScislaC Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
OH yeah... definitely used a tablet. No need to apologize, I'm lame and can only speak English, so the fact that you are multi-lingual makes it possible for us to even be able to speak... so I'm thankful.

With the calligraphy settings, that is a brilliant idea, and I think that you should really file a "Request for Feature Enhancement" or RFE at [link] . If you haven't requested any features before, that is the place to do so. Even if it doesn't get added soon, it definitely will evenually.
Anarres Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2005

Let's see what they think.
ScislaC Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Ok... I can definitely see a weirdness with the position of her face now... Now I wanna go mess with it. (we'll see if I do though)

And when you ask about palette, you mean like a reference photo? Not really... I've seen enough mainstream media pictures of women in my day to make my own disproportionate one. =D

Hair exempt from the one setting? Nope... no exemptions. Everything was drawn on the same setting. The key to it is the angle of the calligraphy brush and which direction you start it... since it was a very shallow angle (almost horizontal... you can see the exact angle by looking at the bottom of the strokes of the legs), if you start off the strokes at a similar angle to that of the brush, they're not as thick looking (effectively super thin, almost flat). And yes, pretty quick strokes to get the overall thickness and the thinning right (but all the values including thinning were not touched from start to finish of the piece... it was all about the 'right' speed). Plus I had used at tablet, so it was a little easier to control the strokes than if I had used a mouse. As good as the hair was in the end (prior to posting), some of it didn't have completely "closed" (pointy) ends, so I aligned those nodes (which thinned some of the hair just a tad). Whew... that's how I did it. ;)
emshae Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2005   Photographer
This is cool it makes me want to go to the beach ;)
XxFrozenApathyxX Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2005   Photographer
Simply, awesome.
Demon-spawn Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2005   Traditional Artist

nice work!

very well drawn!
failur3 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2005
Cool stuff, looks a lot like scratchboard, neat look.
I like the anatomy and everything a lot, it's all very well thought out and put together, the only tihng that bothers me (it's just a nitpicking sort of thing) is her face. It seems to me that her face should either be c ompletley blocked out by hair or given a bit more detail, in it's current state it hadds an almost menacing elemant to an otherwise fairly sensiously mooded picture.

but that's just me.
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