Ink Sketches - the Dangerous Duo

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Ink Sketches - the Dangerous Duo

Unread postby WeiWenDi » Sun Nov 02, 2008 1:42 am

This is what comes from me having a couple of hours of free time on the weekend. Ink on sketch paper. If the seal script is a little difficult to read, it just says 曹丕 ('Cao Pi', bottom-left) and 甄洛 ('Zhen Luo', top-right).

Obviously, I'm still not that great with fabric folds. And yes, I know it's Zhen's DW4 outfit (and actually not entirely correct even for that!), but I'm seriously not a fan of her DW5 one.

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I think they just got interrupted in the midst of a nefarious scheme or something.

The full-size version is here:

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Re: Ink Sketches - the Dangerous Duo

Unread postby Shu Ryorin » Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:31 pm

Very nice! Did you start with ink or start with pencil and trace it?
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Re: Ink Sketches - the Dangerous Duo

Unread postby WeiWenDi » Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:35 pm

Thanks, Shu Ryorin!

I used pencil as a rough guide, but then erased and filled in with pen - with the rough and as yet unrealised intention of putting it in Illustrator later.
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Re: Ink Sketches - the Dangerous Duo

Unread postby Ranbir » Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:38 pm

I was expecting McCain and Palin.
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Re: Ink Sketches - the Dangerous Duo

Unread postby WeiWenDi » Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:42 pm

Ranbir wrote:I was expecting McCain and Palin.


:lol:

No, but Cao Pi does seem to be making a political endorsement (I didn't realise this until after I'd finished sketching it, but I kept it in for giggles and s**ts).
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Ink Sketches - Darth Revan

Unread postby WeiWenDi » Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:43 am

It's Darth Revan! ... in black ink and pencil, as before.

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I sketched this specifically as a header for my new blog, Blade of Revan. Lightsabre light reflecting on black cloth is not an easy effect to replicate in pen, and the hatching gets a little messy in places - I think the reflections on the metal - particularly on the mask - worked far better in that regard.
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Re: Ink Sketches - the Dangerous Duo

Unread postby surono » Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:24 am

nice one at revan bro :D dark side is my allies.
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Legion

Unread postby WeiWenDi » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:49 am

'My name is Legion, for we are many.' (Gospel of S Mark 5:9)

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Legion from Mass Effect 2
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Legie wielding a Rosenkov M-97 Viper (mechanical pencil #2 on smooth heavy tablet paper). Geth armour is fairly easy to render in pencil, but the (tubes? wires?) were a royal pain in the butt. Wasn't quite sure how to do the stereotypical geth flare with Legion's 'eye'; I decided the lightsabre effect I used above was too visually confusing, so I settled for lightening the area in front of it. Also, geth knees confuse me. I think I did fairly well on shading and texture, though.

I welcome all praise, critiques, concerns, helpful tips.

EDIT: Signed and dated my work.
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Re: Ink Sketches - the Dangerous Duo

Unread postby fly_west » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:00 am

You are a very talented drawer. I am impressed! I especially liked the Darth Revan sketch. :)
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Re: Ink Sketches - the Dangerous Duo

Unread postby WeiWenDi » Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:15 am

Thanks, fly_west!

Yeah, I like that sketch too. My artistic muse seems to be BioWare games...
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