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02-27-2008, 02:35 PM
"A death at the opera house"
Neko Zero

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02-27-2008, 11:41 PM
this is what I have after 30-35 minutes, I like this sketch so I think I am going to spend some more time on it and post what I may not even be to different from what you see, but I really need/have issues with her hand holding the flask



02-28-2008, 04:32 AM
uf, so difficult to recreate, i used a reference from a very poor model 3d.

the rest ps, the proces took me about 1 hour....but i dont like it very much. (

02-28-2008, 10:04 AM
60mn - ArtRage

02-28-2008, 02:16 PM
Here we go, if you remove the 'A' at the begining of the subject title then my piece works out pretty well I think. :P To be honest the only thing I like about it is the sickle which I think came out fairly good, comparatively.

Anyhow, used photoshop took about 30 minutes.. ?

02-28-2008, 03:31 PM
48 minutes in Photoshop. Granted I'm sure most deaths caused by loud, high pitched singing happen to those with... overly fragile bodies.

02-29-2008, 03:52 AM
Phew, went about five minutes over-time. Still isn't anywhere near what I wanted . . . but I knew I'd never be able to get the quality I wanted in 60 minutes.

Again, did a sketch on paper, scanned it, then painted over it in PSE with a tablet.
"Madam, I do believe your friend is ill."

SpanktheMonk, the reasoning behind a composition always intrigues me (especially since I feel that I don't have much control over my composition, and I'm constantly trying to improve my ability). Why did you place the characters on the left side in the beginning? And why did you change your mind and switch them? Were there reasons, or was it just intuitive?


02-29-2008, 05:11 AM
"Beg your pardon ma'am but I thought the message said there was a death at Oprah's house". (

When I started I thought this was a NTL sketch. 60 mins......but times 3
Painter P'shop and everything I could use.

03-07-2008, 04:02 AM

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