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Thursday, November 1st 2001 - 03:12PM :

Fashion Girl

Took days to colour - At the time it was probably the longest period I'd spent colouring. I wanted to go for a realistic CG style similar to Shinkiro- the Capcom artist that did all the characters designs for the King of Fighters games. He draws semi-realistic anime artwork (more realistic than this line art) and renders it to look more 'real' than your typical manga style CG by using photo reference material and such. I used to think some of his stuff was photographed until I saw a pic of him working from reference in Gamest Mook (a monthly Japanese game guide or artwork magazine-book).

The rendering looks good, but I dunno about combining that realistic style with this particular line art. I still like my comics and anime, so if I do more realistic looking anime style art in the future I'll need to make sure I'm happy with the line work before rushing into the colouring.

Pencil & Photoshop 5.5

Check out the Grayscale Version of Fashion Girl


Rachel B writes:

email Date Posted: 16:05:2010 Time Posted: 02:16AM

Looks very real to me. I'm thirteen and I just want to say a big thanks to you and your "How to Draw Manga" Book, it was excellent and it really helped me to proportion right! So anyway, thanks alot, you're really talented. You were a great inspiration to me and you still are!

p.s : LOVE Bengosha in the book!

Tom writes:

email Date Posted: 19:05:2009 Time Posted: 10:05PM

the clothes are reqally gd

punkrocker writes:

Date Posted: 30:10:2006 Time Posted: 10:25PM

I agree with some of the comments above. The clothes do look really real, and she does kinda look like Angelina with a hair cut.

The Insane Reader writes:

email web site Date Posted: 21:11:2005 Time Posted: 10:51PM

It's like a virtual reality until you get to the face - it still has that manga style that doesn't match the realism element of the rest of it.

Hatsuyuki writes:

web site Date Posted: 31:10:2005 Time Posted: 01:16AM

I must agree with the comments above, the detail you put into her clothing makes it looks touchable, really beautiful~ I have seen both of your books and enjoyed them, I think you ought to make a CG techniques book, i know how sparse time can be though ^^;;; but I would definately purchase it if you came out with one.

jose writes:

email Date Posted: 17:10:2005 Time Posted: 06:44AM

one angelina jolie is not enough I guess...

snow writes:

Date Posted: 27:03:2005 Time Posted: 08:13AM

dude... without the face this pic looks almost REAL!!...

The Insane Reader writes:

email web site Date Posted: 16:03:2005 Time Posted: 08:03PM

But would Calvin Klein accept them? Ha ha ha. They probably wouldn't mind. I like the drawing in greyscale - but I'm a sucker for color, so I like staring at the colored version longer. Her left shoulder looks a little funny though, I decline to say.

The Insane Reader writes:

email web site Date Posted: 16:03:2005 Time Posted: 07:59PM

Gawd, I want to put that outfit on right now - very, VERY convincing! Although I prefer your less real/more manga approach - like how you did it before. Your drawings of Nikki for example.

Snow-Beast writes:

email web site Date Posted: 16:03:2005 Time Posted: 04:04PM

Now thats what I'm talkin about! She need a litle work but she is more natural... keep up the good work!

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