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SWEDISHMYSTERY

Sketch - Mal & Zoe
Wednesday, May 7, 2008

I continue dabbling in the "art" of tracing characters of Firefly to understand how they work. I know and completely agree that tracing images isn't really that tough or artistic but it surprises me how tough it is to make the characters look like themselves.I hope no one mind... They have been really fun to do and I learn a lot by doing them.


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COMMENTS

Thursday, May 8, 2008 5:41 AM

2X2


Hey, I think it's great. You have to learn somehow, and it's in knowing what lines to pull out that's the challenge. I like em :o)

Thursday, May 8, 2008 6:14 AM

MICJWELCH


Awesome. That's a great way to work on lines and shading. I love that picture too.

Thursday, May 8, 2008 9:15 AM

ANGELLEMARCS


Totally awesome!!

Thursday, May 8, 2008 9:29 AM

NEWOLDBROWNCOAT


Comment feature didn't seem to be working earlier.
Don't apologize for what you do. Art is what it is. If it's fun, keep on doing it and sharing it.
The technique is good, and the likenesses are fine. That's definitely our Zoe, and there's something demonic about that Mal, maybe his chin and eyes.

Thursday, May 8, 2008 12:13 PM

LEOPARDFLAN


Art is art. If it looks good, it looks good. Don't worry about being "professional"- what matters is that you have fun with it, enjoy looking at it, and maybe that other people like looking at it too. And I think it looks awesome !

Besides, by choosing the medium of your art, and doing it, you make it yours, no matter what the subject happens to be

Thursday, May 8, 2008 3:22 PM

STEAMER


Wow. That's REALLY good. I don't even recognise that scene from the movie - did you re-create a scene or are those completely original poses???

Thursday, May 8, 2008 9:52 PM

JANE0904


Zoe is perfect, and I love the Mal drawing - I agree there is something a little demonic in it, but I think it's the eyebrows! And you've managed to get his eyelashes in ... And go with your art - it's great.

Friday, May 9, 2008 4:12 AM

SWEDISHMYSTERY


Thank you all for your kind words.

Tracing is a technique that is a little frowned upon because everyone can do it and it isn't very creative. Thing is - it's fun! I can also say I have learned a lot from these kind of sketches and I hope it's ok if I flood this place with a couple of them in the future.

Right now I have been playing around with the thought of doing a series of wallpapers for some of the characters - a cool close up or some dramatic scene... If anyone have ideas, a slogan or a particular scene they think would be cool you are more than welcome to come with input :)

Friday, May 9, 2008 10:26 AM

KAYNA


Tracing in general may be looked down upon but this isn't your average tracing. Usually tracing is the simplest of line drawings. You have layering and shading in here.

Very cool

Saturday, May 10, 2008 3:12 PM

FEARLESSVENOM2


I like it, muy bueno


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