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Kaylee and her Baby
Sunday, January 29, 2006

First "finished" drawing I've done in about four years. Was going to go with ink instead of pencils, but my ink technique's not quite up to spec anymore. (At least, I seem remember having an inking technique...)Anyway, there's a whole lot of rustiness trying to come out of this, so be gentle :P


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Sunday, January 29, 2006 10:09 AM

ZMANN966


be gentle?

no need its fantastic...

and kaylee's baby in da backround, very nice

Sunday, January 29, 2006 10:55 AM

CHERRYBOMB


I really like this. Even though it's not exactly a flawless depiction of her facial characteristics, it captures the expression and emotion so well that it seems perfect. An "artistic interpretation" of Kaylee, so to speak. Really beautiful.

Sunday, January 29, 2006 11:18 AM

JAMESTHEJERK


Awww, its a engine!

Sunday, January 29, 2006 12:40 PM

PLATINUMMONGOOSE


Is it just me, or does the hair and the eyes combined give her a sort of "ready to pounce" look? Seriously, her eyes look like my cat's!
Also, nice touch with the engine actually being in the background.

Sunday, January 29, 2006 3:32 PM

THEFLIZ


it is very nice indeed

Sunday, January 29, 2006 3:42 PM

BONITAINARA6548


awwwwwwwww.. I love kaylee!!

Monday, January 30, 2006 2:07 AM

PSYCHICRIVER


You've got the nose and cheekbones PERFECTLY right!

Beautiful.

Monday, January 30, 2006 1:46 PM

DONCOAT


How did you do the out-of-focus background? Is that a photoshop effect? It gives a very nice sense of depth.

Monday, January 30, 2006 1:50 PM

NUCLEARDAY


I can't afford Photoshop atm, so I'm using the open-source GIMP software for the digital stuff (don't have a link, but I found mine through Google pretty quick). Unfocused the background with a gaussian blur.

Also, much thanks for the comments. :P


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