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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*

*cough*

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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:iconwithoutwings-i-fly:
Withoutwings-I-Fly Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
I think the under sketch is gorgeous! ^^
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:iconjajar41:
jajar41 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
You are a god!
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:iconlive-a-lot:
live-A-lot Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
very pretty
!
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:iconglompix:
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 ^-^
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:iconabused-innocence:
Abused-Innocence Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome. I love their hair and expressions. :heart:
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:iconnjbarford:
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!
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:iconmooning321:
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?
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:icondthntdty:
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.
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x2xfallen-angelx2x Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
:damphyr:awsome!!:damphyr: i luvv how u did the hair,eyes n its expression!
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:iconrimfrost-december:
Rimfrost-December Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
you draw so beautifully<3
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:iconfu-fu:
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
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:iconnils23:
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!
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:iconpineacus:
pineacus Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
This looks gorgeous. +_+ :+fav:
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:iconcelticpickle:
celticpickle Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
NOEZ THE SMEXINESS! D:
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:iconfuji-san:
fuji-san Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007
are the red lines marking the shadows? preparation for inking, isn't it.
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:iconfatale16:
Fatale16 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007
beautiful, I always enjoy looking at your work.
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:icon2000yearsago:
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.

Cheers.
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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.
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:iconwhitewolf12:
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. :)
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:iconweisen1:
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
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:iconvioletabell:
Violetabell Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007
i lov3 the exprecion *-*
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:iconienvyu:
IEnvyU Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007
B-E-A-U-Tiful! :heart:
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:iconbuyobabyboo:
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
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:iconvidez-le-sourire:
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!
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akiko-sama Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
it really did turn out great...hm... i did have it... i picked some useful tips on drawing... and it diiid help!! ^^
it's really great!
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Alixrasu Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007   Photographer
Dear god.

That is beautiful!

:love:
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:iconzhoushijie:
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:
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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!
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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 :)~
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:iconprodigybombay:
ProdigyBombay Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007   Digital Artist
ooo. Thanks for the tip!
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:icondead-blood:
Dead-Blood Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007
Welcome <3~
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:icondead-blood:
Dead-Blood Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007
That "7" was meant to be an "&."~
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:iconmeytal:
Meytal Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007
oh wow....just...wow
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:iconyukasha-nori:
yukasha-nori Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007
Gorgeous, as always. <33
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:iconsupergirlanna:
supergirlanna Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007
sooo beautifully drawn!
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frozenfoxfire Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007
OH sex...

That's really super pretty!
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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
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Gooderikilla Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007
love linearts!!!
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:icontarenja:
Tarenja Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007  Student Digital Artist
*dies* Awesomeness......
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:icondaggerarcadia:
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.
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:iconthedisappearing:
TheDisappearing Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!!
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:iconshushiroi1549:
ShuShiroi1549 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007
Abi Sora Aoi: Look so pretty and yet....... seems hard to draw.
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Elegy0fEmptyness Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
they're so pretty *^.^*
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:iconju-tan:
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-
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:iconkheleksul:
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
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:iconnuryco:
Nuryco Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
you really has a wonderful gift!
I love your art!
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:iconfutabi:
futabi Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
Beautiful! ;w;

I love the fine, fine lines! <3
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:iconlockxshockxbarrel:
LockXShockXBarrel Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
i love the way you do hair and faces
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:iconpocky-poo:
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!
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maleahasmile Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
well it's nicely done. *i applaud you*
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