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The Abducting Pokemon — By Miguel Castaneda (migucast)
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Rating: E · Category: Fan Art - Game · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 77.27 Kb · Dimensions: 400 x 400 · Uploaded: 01 Oct 2011 - 06:05 ET
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I haven't really been playing B&W much... I started out strong than petered out when I shifted my focus back onto completing Heart Gold. Well, the other day, I tried to play Black again... And ran into THIS guy. At first, I looked at the shape of his head and the his name... And I thought... L-Gaim! :D So, I hurried over Bulbapedia and learned the "horrible truth"! It's pronounced LGM and it's a grey. A grey in your Pokeymans. Watch out for his probe! D:

Tried to make it as much as a scene out of the X-Files or a UFO documentary, but I had a hard time getting Photoshop to do what I needed it to do. :\
Referenced Source: Pokemon Black and White
I haven't really been playing B&W much... I started out strong than petered out when I shifted my fo...
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Momohime Nude — By Miguel Castaneda (migucast)
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Rating: M (N) · Category: Fan Art - Game · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 148.48 Kb · Dimensions: 351 x 594 · Uploaded: 12 Sep 2011 - 04:55 ET
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I finally finished it. Meh. It didn't come out too great. I'm just not feeling up to form these days... -_-

Anyway, her towel is being pulled off by one of the hot spring monkeys... I just didn't want to draw the monkey.. >_>
Referenced Source: Muramasa: The Demon Blade
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Cave Story — By Miguel Castaneda (migucast)
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Rating: E · Category: Fan Art - Game · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 526.18 Kb · Dimensions: 997 x 891 · Uploaded: 12 Sep 2011 - 04:47 ET

Yes, I've been playing this since it came out last Monday on Wii and it is AWESOOOOOOOOOME!!!!!!!!!!!! Just felt compelled to draw some fanart is all. Actually started this on my old computer, just before the new one arrived and completed on the new one. Considering Pixel's art of the characters isn't terribly consistent (he's even said himself that they never look the same each time he draws them), I tried to pull together what I could from the game sprites and his artwork.

Now, before you ask, if you haven't played Cave Story yet, the guy is Quote, the blonde girl is Curly Brace, the witch is Misery, and her adorable flunky, Balrog, charging to attack.

And of course, if you haven't played Cave Story yet, either download it on Wii or if you don't have one, go look up the PC version, there's even a Mac port, if you need it.

And... That's it for me... I need rest after that.
Referenced Source: Cave Story
Yes, I've been playing this since it came out last Monday on Wii and it is AWESOOOOOOOOOME!!!!!!!!!!...
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999 Zelda — By Miguel Castaneda (migucast)
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Rating: E · Category: Fan Art - Game · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 307.86 Kb · Dimensions: 749 x 713 · Uploaded: 12 Sep 2011 - 04:42 ET

Okay, you know SOMEONE had to do this and dammit, it had to be ME! With the new Zelda being about trains, there's really only thing you can do with that... cross it with 999! Obviously, Link is Tetsuro and Zelda is Maetel. Since I don't have the game yet, I don't know what other characters are in the game and what their roles are so I couldn't do more of the 999 cast. Maybe after I get it, I can add other people from the game in appropriate 999 garb. Of course, I realize not everyone clicking on this knows what 999 is... :\

Galaxy Express 999 is the story of a boy named Tetsuro Hoshino who after losing his mother to human hunters, boards the galactic train, 999, with the mysterious Maetel, on a journey to Great Andromeda where Tetsuro hopes to acquire a machine body for free so that he can live forever. And as he journeys, he grows up, and learns what it truly means to be human.

The series is one of the longest and most consistent parts of Leiji Matsumoto's universe spawning a TV series, movies, and wonderful spinoff series, Galaxy Railways.
Referenced Source: The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks and Galaxy Express 999
Okay, you know SOMEONE had to do this and dammit, it had to be ME! With the new Zelda being about t...
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Inspired Shin Mazinger — By Miguel Castaneda (migucast)
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Rating: E · Category: Fan Art - Anime/Manga · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 320.58 Kb · Dimensions: 909 x 1250 · Uploaded: 12 Sep 2011 - 04:34 ET

First up, I've always been scared, when I draw, that I'm somehow stealing the pose from someone else. Somehow, subconsciously... Well, for the first time ever, that fear proved TRUE! And the worst part is that the picture I accidentally copied, was one that was drawn FOR me! >_< YES! I actually consciously forgot about something that was drawn for me by my good friend, Kitty1000, and then when I was trying to think of an idea for a new picture, my brain actually fooled me into thinking I had come up with something original. >_< I'm SOOOOOOOO sorry, Kitty! ;_;

Anyway, I didn't even realize I had done this until I was already half done with coloring my picture and decided to look for new Mazinger pictures here on DA, and ran across the very picture that was given to me about a month or so ago, and immediately noticed a VERY strong resemblance to my new picture. CRAP! ;_;

Moving on... I've been wanting to do a Shin Mazinger picture for a while now... The original conception of this picture included trying to squeeze as many characters around Kouji as possible, but I quickly realised that wasn't going to work... ^^; I still want to draw Tsubasa Nishikiori, though.
Additional Credits: Kitty1000 for inspiring the image
Referenced Source: Shin Mazinger Impact! Z Story
First up, I've always been scared, when I draw, that I'm somehow stealing the pose from someone else...
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Momo. Hime. Get it? XD — By Miguel Castaneda (migucast)
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Rating: E · Category: Fan Art - Game · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 141.12 Kb · Dimensions: 450 x 450 · Uploaded: 12 Sep 2011 - 04:21 ET

Peach as Momohime from Muramasa. In case you're wondering, momo is Japanese for Peach and Hime means princess so... Princess Peach. Get it?
Referenced Source: Super Mario Bros. and Muramasa: The Demon Blade
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Rydia Odalisque Painting Version — By Miguel Castaneda (migucast)
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Rating: M (N,S) · Category: Fan Art - Game · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 1.44 Mb · Dimensions: 1512 x 768 · Uploaded: 29 Jun 2009 - 06:15 ET

The "Painting Version". Which... Is really just a layer of orange and the Texturizer Filter on Canvas, but it looks more like a painting now, right?
Referenced Source: Final Fantasy 4
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Cobra and Lady — By Miguel Castaneda (migucast)
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Rating: T (V) · Category: Fan Art - Anime/Manga · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 514.15 Kb · Dimensions: 1309 x 1382 · Uploaded: 17 Mar 2009 - 23:26 ET

A quick picture of Cobra and Lady. And yes, I tried to hide Cobra as best as I could... I'm bad enough drawing men, but a guy with rippling muscles is nearly impossible for me! And Lady brought her own unique challenge as there was very little reference material for her online. I also wanted to throw in the Tortuga but gave up after several horrible sketches, due to both lack of ANY good references and trouble getting the right perspective on it.
Referenced Source: Space Adventure Cobra
A quick picture of Cobra and Lady. And yes, I tried to hide Cobra as best as I could... I'm bad en...
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Mink Colored — By Miguel Castaneda (migucast)
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Rating: E · Category: Fan Art - Anime/Manga · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 979.84 Kb · Dimensions: 1222 x 3007 · Uploaded: 20 Feb 2009 - 06:54 ET

Done.
Referenced Source: Dragon Half
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Mink Sketch — By Miguel Castaneda (migucast)
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Rating: E · Category: Fan Art - Anime/Manga · Classification: Work-In-Progress
Filesize: 1.58 Mb · Dimensions: 1222 x 2999 · Uploaded: 19 Feb 2009 - 04:14 ET

A quick drawing a did a little while ago of Mink from Dragon Half brought on by reading the manga. Well that and ~metalfighterriku gave me a new eraser and I needed something to try it out on. One of the very, very few paper drawings I've done since I got a tablet. Currently inking it in OpenCanvas for some CG coloring.
Referenced Source: Dragon Half
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Every Link EVER For Mindy — By Miguel Castaneda (migucast)
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Rating: E · Category: Fan Art - Game · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 2.25 Mb · Dimensions: 807 x 2943 · Uploaded: 18 Feb 2009 - 06:21 ET
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And here it finally is! What's been keeping me busy for almost a month now! ~metalfighterriku's birthday present! You see... I know she loves Link but I didn't know which Link to draw and with which girl and whatever but I also didn't want to ask her and give away what I was doing so I decided to just draw EVERY LINK EEEEEEEEVEEEEEEEEEEER!!!!!!!!! Well.... The Real Links. Not the TV series or CD-i Links. [STABS DP]

Anyway, this works roughly in release order by epoch, not chronological order since I haven't finished any of the Four Swords games yet and don't know where they fit into the plot and I didn't have time to figure it out. It goes Zelda 1/2, A Link to the Past/Link's Awakening, Ocarina of Time/Majora's Mask, Oracles, Wind Waker/Phantom Hourglass, Four Swords, and Twilight Princess.

I apologize in advance for the horrible Toon Links but they were the toughest part of the whole picture. Something about their perportions is fundamentally impossible for me to draw right. ;_; Also, I totally screwed up Majora's Mask too... :\ I should've just drawn one side and pasted it to the other side... :\

For best viewing, either hum or play an MP3 or Midi of the original Zelda's title screen music and start scrolling down slowly at the same point in the music where Zelda 1's title screen would begin its crawl. As such, I should point out I got the idea from the closing credits sequence for Harlock Endless Odyssey.

And lastly, as you can see, I kinda went crazy with filters, textures, and other odds and ends. Anyway, I hope the result is good enough and well received so... Without further adieu...

Happy Birthday Mindy! I hope all the effort I put into this shows how much you mean to me and I hope you'll be my friend for a long, long time.
Referenced Source: The Legend of Zelda
And here it finally is! What's been keeping me busy for almost a month now! ~metalfighterriku's birt...
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Kumatora Yoko — By Miguel Castaneda (migucast)
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Rating: T (N) · Category: Fan Art - Other · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 2.74 Mb · Dimensions: 2000 x 1425 · Uploaded: 18 Feb 2009 - 06:16 ET

Remember how I promised on that Gurren Lagann/Earthbound picture that I'd eventually stick Kumatora in Yoko's bikini as she's the only one that really fits her? Here it is! Of course, her normal hair just wouldn't do for this piece, so I used her waitress hair. Sadly, this probably won't be submitted to Starmen.net for.. Uh.. OBVIOUS reasons.

Now, I just have to draw a picture of the REAL Yoko... Hmmmm...
Referenced Source: Mother 3/Gurren Lagann
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Harlock Colored — By Miguel Castaneda (migucast)
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Rating: E · Category: Fan Art - Anime/Manga · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 340.59 Kb · Dimensions: 692 x 1007 · Uploaded: 18 Feb 2009 - 06:12 ET
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Okay, I colored it. Also, I drew the Arcadia... Which came out really tiny and hard to see...
Referenced Source: Space Pirate Captain Harlock
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Space Pirate Captain Harlock — By Miguel Castaneda (migucast)
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Rating: E · Category: Fan Art - Anime/Manga · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 194.56 Kb · Dimensions: 692 x 1007 · Uploaded: 18 Feb 2009 - 06:09 ET

Back during that time after the con when I was feeling so alone... I started kicking around the idea of drawing this... Since I felt like just disappearing into the vast loneliness of the Sea of Stars... Anyway, I began drawing it last week but quickly ran into trouble getting the hands right and drawing the steering wheel which came out terrible in the end... :\ Didn't really feel like finishing it but after doodling Harlock the other day while drawing with ~metalfighterriku, I felt like finishing it and here it is. Sadly, I went crazy on the details of his outfit only to have to erase most of it because the wheen covers it all up. Also wanted to include the Arcadia but I really didn't feel like dragging my fragile model over here to draw its needless complications.... Though, maybe if I have time later, I might redo it with the Arcadia... Actually... I'm starting to wonder if I should color this.... >_O

Coincedentally... If I EVER have the physique for it... I'd LOVE to cosplay as him... *_*
Referenced Source: Space Pirate Captain Harlock
Back during that time after the con when I was feeling so alone... I started kicking around the idea...
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Stock Girl — By Miguel Castaneda (migucast)
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Rating: M (N) · Category: Humanoid · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 133.56 Kb · Dimensions: 540 x 800 · Uploaded: 18 Feb 2009 - 05:03 ET

Tried to draw something to make me feel better but I'm not sure it helped any... Though, at least the fact I got it done means I must be feeling well enough to draw even though I still feel like hell... >_< Anyway....

This is actually a little ackward for me because this is something I haven't done since college--drawing a nude from a photograph, that is. When I first started drawing, I tried to practice figure drawing by buying issues of a photography magazine they sold at school with plenty of nudes in it and then finding a nice quiet area of the library in which to focus on drawing from the photos. Not quite the same as having a real model or even a virtual model but I thought it might be fun to try my hand at one of the various stock photos available on this other website.

I'm not sure if it's because I'm not feeling well or what but I had a tough time with her hips as well as her hands, what with the scarf blocking so many of the fingers... >_< And the scarf itself was a bit of a nightmare. As for the extensive cel shading, you can thank Photoshop's Adjustment Layer functions for helping to really bring out the shadows on her body from the photo to help me do more realistic shading on her.

And yes, I know her face looks stupid... I'll try harder next time... ;_;
Tried to draw something to make me feel better but I'm not sure it helped any... Though, at least th...
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Gurren Jeffann — By Miguel Castaneda (migucast)
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Rating: E · Category: Fan Art - Other · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 378.84 Kb · Dimensions: 692 x 1007 · Uploaded: 17 Feb 2009 - 04:38 ET

Recently, after being out of contact with an old friend of mine named Darrow (the same Darrow those Melfinas in my gallery belong to) for a long, long time, I suddenly found he was running a comic strip on Starmen.net called The Chosen Four. I was very surprised and hurried to see if it was indeed him and it was! And it just so happens that at the same time he introduces an Exit Mouse character named Reginald Jr., I was starting to watch Gurren Lagann and immediately started calling Reggie's glasses, "Kamina" glasses. And lo and behold, while I was playing Mother 3, this image crystalized in my head! And Darrow's birthday was coming up so... For the first time in I don't know how long, I drew him another gift and it didn't even have a naked Melfina in it!

Sadly, I missed the deadline because I was STILL playing Mother 3 at the time and not doing anything else until I was done. And when I did, I immediately got to work on this. Ness is obviously Simon. I wanted to put in his hat but... It didn't work out too well, so I had to remove it. He's doing the typical Team Gurren pose, except he's got his bat up instead of his finger. Also notice the Franklin Badge replaces Simon's Core Drill. Paula ended up being Nia because they have roughly the same hair color and because I simply couldn't see her as Yoko. Besides, with Yoko's outfit, I couldn't submit it here ANYWAY! Of course, Yoko fits better with Kumatora--and that WILL be drawn! Jeff gets to be Lagann, complete with his gun. Poo... I actually wrestled with the idea of making Poo Rossiu since he's such a dispicable character but he looks the part so gets to be Rossiu. Reginald Jr., of course, is featured prominently as Kamina, even sporting a unique version of the Team Dai Gurren logo on his cape. Pokey gets to be the Spiral King with a fake, store bought beard and lastly... The Sky Runner gets to play the role of the Cathedral Terra AKA Super Galaxy Dai Gurren, rising as a shadow over the Earth with only its lights showing, ala the 3rd Gurren Lagann opening.

Drawn in OpenCanvas, colored in Photoshop Elements 2
Referenced Source: Earthbound (SNES)/Gurren Lagann
Recently, after being out of contact with an old friend of mine named Darrow (the same Darrow those ...
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Kouji and Minerva — By Miguel Castaneda (migucast)
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Rating: T (V) · Category: Fan Art - Anime/Manga · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 268.34 Kb · Dimensions: 692 x 441 · Uploaded: 17 Feb 2009 - 04:27 ET

Inspired by ~ShampooNeko's Go Nagai chibis... Except mine came out horrible...

In anycase, if you're a Mazinger fan, you're probably giggling madly right now, if you're not.. You need an explanation. The guy in the picture is Kouji Kabuto, the main character of Go Nagai's groundbreaking Super Robot series, Mazinger Z. The leftmost girl on the upper right (holding the chainsaw) is Sayaka Yumi--Kouji's self appointed girlfriend. Their relationship is.. Ummm... One of yelling and violence. As such, I don't think Kouji's ever considered her more than a friend, really. She, on the other hand is often jealous and vindictive over Kouji. Even to things that aren't even alive! Such as... Minerva X.

Minerva X was designed to be Mazinger's true partner and even came equipped with an AI system to take over for the pilot should they become incapacitated. However, she was never officially built because her plans were stolen away by Dr. Hell. Now, when Dr. Hell builds her to fight Mazinger Z, he stupidly includes the AI system which refuses to fight Mazinger and resists to the point of crying and overloading her own systems. Once taken in by the folks at the Photon Lab, since she's designed to react to Mazinger's pilot's brain waves, she immediately becomes taken with Kouji and it drove Sayaka NUTS!! Sadly... In the end, another of Dr. Hell's monsters destroyed her AI and she had to be taken down before she could Breast Fire a nuclear plant and nuke the city. Ironically, enough, though, Diana A seems to be loosely based on Minerva's design. And she still lives through Super Robot Wars and the manga, Mazinger Angels.

Then there's... Grace Maria Freed, better known as simply Maria. The girl on the right with the Getter Tomahawks. I don't know if she ever ran across Sayaka in Grendizer but I can't imagine it being a pretty sight. You see, Maria has it bad for Kouji and in SRW, they tend to fight A LOT over him.

Now... That you know the characters... The scene's pretty obvious. Kouji's out with Minerva (I have this picture in my head of a comic where Sayaka and Maria are fighting over him and Minerva comes over and uses Breast Fire on them and takes off with Kouji) and its a nice, happy picnic they're having! But ... Sayaka ... And Maria... They aren't happy. They feel like... PAYBACK!!! Also, Dr. Hell's Air Fortress, Ghoul's there to help exude extra evil!
Referenced Source: Mazinger Z
Inspired by ~ShampooNeko's Go Nagai chibis... Except mine came out horrible... In anycase, if y...
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Megaman — By Miguel Castaneda (migucast)
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Rating: E · Category: Fan Art - Game · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 501.28 Kb · Dimensions: 1024 x 768 · Uploaded: 17 Feb 2009 - 04:23 ET
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I meant to have this done by Monday, in time for the release of Megaman 9 but sadly... It's taken me until now to finish it.

Of course, part of the reason for that has been Megaman 9 itself. As of this writing, I've gotten as far the last level of Skull Castle and fought Dr. Wily's second form but... Without items, I just kept dying. I actually kept my Wii on over night hoping I could do it in the morning but I couldn't. In the end, I gave up and turned the Wii off, though, as far as Nintendo is concerned, I just clocked 15 hours. Of course, I've clocked much more time than that so far, but in terms of actual game time, I had about three hours... Which I just multiplied into 6 by doing a fun little activity called Bolt Farming. The idea being to earn the Pack Rat Achievement and gather enough Bolts to max out Megaman's Tanks. But moving along...

I had meant to do this in OC like my last picture but it took a while to receive my registration code from its publisher and the expired trial version didn't want to cooperate so it was done completely in Photoshop.
Referenced Source: Megaman
I meant to have this done by Monday, in time for the release of Megaman 9 but sadly... It's taken me...
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Nude Study — By Miguel Castaneda (migucast)
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Rating: M (N) · Category: Humanoid · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 208.97 Kb · Dimensions: 450 x 1062 · Uploaded: 17 Feb 2009 - 04:10 ET
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Well, here it is. I said I wanted to draw a nude as if drawn from life and I did. Sadly, there was no real model... ;_; I used Kuo's oft suggested Pose Maniacs website and chose a random virtual pose and drew from that. I wonder if a real model would look this good, though? Still... I'm TAKIN' volunteers!! .............. Yeah, right... Anyway...

I should also mention that this was also the FINAL test of Open Canvas to see wether or not it really is of any use to me. Actually, ~StaciNadia wanted to test it herself with a picture she's doing now but when I opened OC last night, I saw it was the last day of the trial soooo... She's not going to be doing that. But as I was saying, this was to test not only how I'd be able to do a nude in OC (since Rydia was fully clothed) but also to see if my original impression of OC was correct. That being that it was much easier for me to draw clean lines in OC than in Photohshop. And, just LOOK at the line art on this baby! A lot of it was drawn in ONE pass with NO retouching and NO mad scribbling! Perhaps THIS is the secret of the great artists I've been missing for so long? In anycase, the final verdict is that YES, OC is useful in providing clean line art. So, as soon as I get paid again, we're going to buy OC! I can't wait to see how nice it'll make my comics look...! ^^

As to the background and lighting... This... Is supposed to be based on the class I took Figure Drawing in, back in school. I say "based" because my memory sucks and it's been about eight years since then. I put in two light sources, the windows on the side of the class and the overhead lighting. Is there actually a chalkboard on that side of the class? Was it truely chalk or maybe dry erase? I have NO clue! Ask *metalfighterriku. She might know.

So, in closing... Drawn on OpenCanvas, colored in Photoshop.
Well, here it is. I said I wanted to draw a nude as if drawn from life and I did. Sadly, there was n...
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Bloody Getter — By Miguel Castaneda (migucast)
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Rating: M (V) · Category: Fan Art - Anime/Manga · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 129.32 Kb · Dimensions: 661 x 497 · Uploaded: 17 Feb 2009 - 03:53 ET

I think *Kitty1000 is starting to rub off on me... >_> Just got this picture in my head a couple of days ago, drew a prelim sketch at work and then drew it for real in Photoshop. Sadly, the pose didn't end up being as dramatic as it was in my head so I tried to cover up the boring feet with fire.
Referenced Source: Getter Robo