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This is a commission for Stephanie of her characters Haize and Caeruleus~ from AX. Don't shoot meee~ I'm still working on commissions!! *dies*


Anyways~ the reason why I named this piece discovery...other than the fact that I can't think of a creative title to save my life, is because i really did learn something new while drawing this. I actually picked it up from what *tobiee and =Orenji-kun were doing, which is basically doing an undersketch in a different color, and then doing the final sketch in pencil.

I guess you could say this is a different approach to the more traditional sketching in pencil and doing the final drawing in ink... But I will always be looser with a pencil~ And in this case, looser is better, because I feel like the sketch turned out 110% better than it would have without an undersketch.

...Has anyone else ever picked up a tip like this and had a sudden epiphany about it?
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Withoutwings-I-Fly Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
I think the under sketch is gorgeous! ^^
jajar41 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
You are a god!
live-A-lot Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
very pretty
glompix Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
It's just so so beautiful!!!! I Love your style :D
and the effect you got with the red is great ^-^
Abused-Innocence Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome. I love their hair and expressions. :heart:
njbarford Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007
Amazing, thats it in a word. I love the way you did the undersketch first. Did you ever do a final version? if so could u post it i would love to see the final result. Keep up the great work!
mooning321 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007
Nice details. But does it make a difference if you do a undersketch with a different color first?
DthNtDty Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
You make all the characters so pretty.-_-That's the only way I can put it.
x2xfallen-angelx2x Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
:damphyr:awsome!!:damphyr: i luvv how u did the hair,eyes n its expression!
Rimfrost-December Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
you draw so beautifully<3
fu-fu Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Professional General Artist
well, personally, i don't like the undersketch in a different color since i find it hard to shade (and cover up the undersketch, i sketch messy haha) but i do use it when inking. *ugh* this is really nice btw :D
nils23 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
wow, so awesome!! I've yet to have such an epiphany about undersketches(because i'm too lazy XD) but your pic looks awesome!
pineacus Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
This looks gorgeous. +_+ :+fav:
celticpickle Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
fuji-san Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007
are the red lines marking the shadows? preparation for inking, isn't it.
Fatale16 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007
beautiful, I always enjoy looking at your work.
2000yearsago Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, yeah. I had an epiphany that my art would NEVER look like this and I should just stick to photo editing...The piece is well done though.

SilverLupa Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, like =ippus said it's a well known technique.
Epiphanies are funnily ironic, sometimes I wonder why I spent so much time doing things the hard way.
WhiteWolf12 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007
I love their expressions! And their eyes. And the undersketch you did with the different color made the lines stand out! good job. :)
weisen1 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Oh, all the time
Though I find this technique quite intimidating
The way you used it though is lovely, it's like the different colours just give it more depth
Violetabell Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007
i lov3 the exprecion *-*
IEnvyU Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007
B-E-A-U-Tiful! :heart:
buyobabyboo Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing, as always
i learned almost everything thru epiphinies, thats why i cant teach any of my friends XP
Videz-Le-Sourire Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
Wow, what a beautiful sketch. I love their expressions...The one on the right looks so sad!
akiko-sama Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
it really did turn out i did have it... i picked some useful tips on drawing... and it diiid help!! ^^
it's really great!
Alixrasu Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007   Photographer
Dear god.

That is beautiful!

zhoushijie Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007
Ohhh, I saw Syn doing that at ANext! I was like whoa. But I haven't really thought it trying it until I saw this. xDD; I love pencil, too. Inking is the bane of my artistic existence. D:

And I did a double-take on that description. xDD; My name's Stephanie.

Does the undersketch simply go away once you scan it? O:
SakujoComplex Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007
i am beyond blown away by your artwork. your style is incredibly unique, and every picture has such an immense and appealing amount of detail. i was going to say i love how you draw their eyes and lips and hair...but then i'd have to go into how i love how you draw everything else @_@ it's all so good!
Dead-Blood Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007
Pretty as always <333

You know also that you can get rid of the undersketch by putting the image in photoshop 7 turning off all the channels except the red one :)~
ProdigyBombay Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007   Digital Artist
ooo. Thanks for the tip!
Dead-Blood Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007
Welcome <3~
Dead-Blood Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007
That "7" was meant to be an "&."~
Meytal Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007
yukasha-nori Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007
Gorgeous, as always. <33
supergirlanna Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007
sooo beautifully drawn!
frozenfoxfire Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007
OH sex...

That's really super pretty!
moocow33 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007
ah so pretty i love their hair ... hehe a school when im doodling away i always use yellow pencils, because you can always draw over them ...but i practically never get around to doing that
Gooderikilla Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007
love linearts!!!
Tarenja Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007  Student Digital Artist
*dies* Awesomeness......
DaggerArcadia Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007
what a wonderful technique! even though i love the look that a pen can give, it always ends up as a make it or break it look.
TheDisappearing Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ShuShiroi1549 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007
Abi Sora Aoi: Look so pretty and yet....... seems hard to draw.
Elegy0fEmptyness Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
they're so pretty *^.^*
Ju-tan Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
oAo..... Now you're becoming even better! Darn it, I need to draw for another 7 years to even try catching up -sulks in corner-
kheleksul Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
WOW. Huge difference! It's so much cleaner than your other sketches! @@!!! I think... I may just try that out now, as well, seeing the before and after results. @@!!!! Nice! Love what you've done! @@!!!! <3
Nuryco Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
you really has a wonderful gift!
I love your art!
futabi Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
Beautiful! ;w;

I love the fine, fine lines! <3
LockXShockXBarrel Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
i love the way you do hair and faces
pOcky-pOo Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
are you saying that you've been drawing from scratch all along up until recently???? O_O;; wowoow, I mean, if you're this good without the under sketch, adding that will improve your skill as an artist by like.....500%!!! I myself am too lazy to swtich mediums, so i do both my under sketch and final drawing with the same medium. ;-; however, if i am doing something important like for school, or a commish (if i ever get one) i'd do the pencil then ink. <333 i think the red kinda has a cool affect to your characters!
maleahasmile Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
well it's nicely done. *i applaud you*
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