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January 31, 2013
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Collab Commission - Sanco Delivering Mail by fox-orian Collab Commission - Sanco Delivering Mail by fox-orian
First collaborative commission!
Character by: :iconyanyu:
Background by: myself

This is :iconkitchiki:'s character Sanco in her human form walking around town taking in the sights while delivering mail.

For me, this background was a lot of fun to make, and I approached it from a very different process than usual -- a simple line sketch and then straight to color. This saved a lot of time by just diving right in and forgoing most of the planning phases. It was painted all on one layer almost exclusively with the "Aquarelle Texturizer" brush in my brush set, (second brush in set #07.) Along with the flat colors, the technique gave the whole piece a nice Tadahiro Uesegi / Scott Wills look. I've been meaning to do more work completely forgoing line art, and for some reason this piece just looked the best in my head when approaching it that way.

Hope you like it, =Kitchiki!
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reincarnationOFfoxes Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, smallmart.
AbhinandanMadhu Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love the clean composition and the limited palette. cool work!!!
hendratamas Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
StudioQube Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Really digging the new brush! Great stuff!
Miyazu Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
it's beauuutifuuul
Avolendi Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how the texture makes a contrast with the character due to the difference in artstyle. It looks a bit odd, but at the same time makes it feel like the character is not held down like the rest of the surroundings.
chelsea-the-tomboy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how on earth do you always capture the color of light so perfectly? i feel like i'm missing out on something great.
fox-orian Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm an avid photography hobbyist / enthusiast.

I'd say that showed me more about how light works than anything else.
DoctrDerp Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
The composition feels like it's either missing a focus or it isn't emphasized enough, but beside that, background looks nice. The character seems out of place.
fox-orian Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I agree a bit, though I feel the image contains enough compositional lines to keep the eye moving. (A center of focus isn't necessary for every image, it's only a tool to help achieve strong comps.) Yanyu and me worked on the background and character separately on our computers at the same time, then joined them up afterward. It mostly worked, but the scale of my background meant the character had to be smaller than I anticipated and the level of detail in her drawing overtook the detail of mine. (I think I was too ambitious with the scene.) I tried to paint over the character to reduce some of that detail, which helped a lot, but ultimately still had finer detail than you'd typically have given the rest of the image. A resting spot would have been nice along the eye's travel vectors, but as the character ended up being smaller than I thought she was going to be, that resting spot diminished hahah.

It still mostly works, though.
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