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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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:icontedwin-knockman66:
Tedwin-Knockman66 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work! Take llama
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:iconreincarnationoffoxes:
reincarnationOFfoxes Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, smallmart.
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:iconabhinandanmadhu:
AbhinandanMadhu Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love the clean composition and the limited palette. cool work!!!
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:iconhendratamas:
hendratamas Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Awesome!
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:iconstudioqube:
StudioQube Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Really digging the new brush! Great stuff!
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:iconmiyazu:
Miyazu Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
it's beauuutifuuul
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:iconavolendi:
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.
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:iconchelsea-the-tomboy:
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.
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:iconfox-orian:
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.
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:icondoctrderp:
DoctrDerp Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
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.
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:iconfox-orian:
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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:icondoctrderp:
DoctrDerp Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Good point. That was actually explained rather nicely and I do agree. :)
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:icondanifox:
Danifox Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
looking really neat, and somehow the style is charming
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:iconspectre203:
spectre203 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That one quiet street
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:iconsho-n-d:
sho-N-D Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome work
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:iconkitchiki:
Kitchiki Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
aaaah!! this is so special, I love it SO much! I originally created Sanco as a person, on her own xD (no animal version) But I'm kinda lacking with human anatomy :'D And so it's so special to see her as she's meant to be QAQ And it's PERFECT! She looks adorable, and of course the background is just beautiful! You can really believe that somewhere that road exists! I also love the shadows! awww I can just imagine the sounds and air in the scenery just by looking at it QuQ Thanks so much both of you, I love it so much, I really do!
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:iconfauxboy:
FauxBoy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Artist
I really like this piece, It's a lot more organic than your other styles of BG rendering.

I just really enjoy how this feels more like an illustration of a place that exists instead of where a lot of your gallery feels more conceptual-location based.

Good job! I hope to see more experimentation, you've got a knack for it!
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:iconnicholaskole:
nicholaskole Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
mmmf- this is gorgeous, man!
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:iconjosianito:
josianito Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Makes me want to walk that street
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:icong3m1n1:
g3m1n1 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i will always be envious of your ability to make perspective drawing and architecture look simple.
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:iconpsyalera:
psyAlera Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013   Digital Artist
Oh, this looks great! I like the how the background looks fuzzy, I think you made a good choice doing it with the technique you mentioned. The character is really nice as well, so great work, both of you! ^^
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:iconroxx0209:
roxx0209 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I still don't understand how you can put on drawing streets with a respectful amount of realistic details??
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:iconartcrawl:
ArtCrawl Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It has such a fresh feel to it. :)
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:iconobligatoryonsen:
ObligatoryOnsen Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful grainy texture. I especially like how the shadow on the Small Mart has an “extra line” of of colour to it, makes it feel more realistic.
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:iconcarthegian:
Carthegian Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Always love the play of light and shadow of your work. Cheers! :)
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:icondeanorobotic:
deanorobotic Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
ace!
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:iconniedec:
niedec Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know the sign for Smallmart says "New," but the way it's cropped makes it look like they sell Jews for $1.
I...don't know what I want to mention that.
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:iconfox-orian:
fox-orian Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hahah not anymore XD
Fixed it because you weren't the only one to point that out.
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:iconlisagorska:
LisaGorska Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
:laughing:
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:iconmartinhoulden:
martinhoulden Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
laverly thumbnail!
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:iconlightning-powered:
Lightning-Powered Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
badass coloring
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