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Not Quite Oriental by IonToon Not Quite Oriental by IonToon
Well the name suggests it all with my half ass attempt at anime. Not eastern or western but somewhere in-between.

I kind of had a dilemma with the linework. Should I have gone back to the solid linework or do it the some as the previse artwork. The previse linework suits this image much better because it shows a little bit more motion. The colouring process was the same as the lost image just a little better.

This is the lost human character that Keith(main character in my story) talk to before he dies. While trying to hitchhike the two discuss what they think happens in the afterlife and near death experiences. Jud eventually get a lift but have to leave Keith behind. The two do meet up again in the afterlife in a weird circumstance.

Iím still working on the story but I have done a lot of fixes. I think that Iím just too lazy finish it. Maybe a good kick in the ass to get me started again.

I hope that all of you like it.
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darklion Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This is a great character design mate. Very solid work!
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IonToon Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Katmomma Featured By Owner May 30, 2008  Professional Artist
Ehh we all have our experiments-- I really enjoy the way your linework moves my eyes throughout the composition! Great use of line movement-- and I must say- I really like the shapes you use!
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IonToon Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry for the late response.

I actually find it's really hard to guide a person eyes across a work. I do try my best to show body language with linework and colouring...does not always work thou.LOL

Thank you very much it means a lot to me. :)
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Katmomma Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Professional Artist
Yeah I have issues with that too--- but sometimes you have to sacrifice realism just to get the right line movement. :)
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redchinese Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007  Student General Artist
in my opinion
this pic is not a bad attempt at anime :D
it looks good
it definitely hast a western air as you said
but the picture is quite uniform :D
i actually like it this style somewhere between western and oriental

i guess the only thing thats buggin me about this pic is that the girl looks too too much like a guy
i dunno, i only realized it was a girl when i saw her chest
he face is like a boys
but she is suppose to be a tom boy right so :shrug:

good job none the less :D
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IonToon Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you and you are right about the tomboyish look but I still think that I could have made her just a tad more feminine. I still think that I need a lot more of practise before my anime is relatively good. Some of the anime artists here on DA are just insane.

Thank you for the awesome crit. :)
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redchinese Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007  Student General Artist
no prob :D
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chicapj Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006   Writer
I really like the colours in this, they really stand out to me. And of course I always love your shadows.

~Cheer & Merry Christmas!!
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IonToon Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I was quite surprised on how well this all came out. Thank you very much.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.:)
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Silent-nona-light Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
looks cool. don't worry about being lazy. i have a major case of it.
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IonToon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Being lazy is not that bad but too much of it can cause some problems. Thank you.:)
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Silent-nona-light Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
true and you're welcome!
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Snowfyre Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice. Really love the hybrid style you use :D
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IonToon Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I don’t think I ever pass as an anime artist but it was a good effort. Thank you. :)
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Snowfyre Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, the real top of the anime artists.... just have a crazy amount of detail and skill........ Which I really admire.

You'd eventually be able to reach there.... if you keep trying....
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PsychoticDemon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006
Oh, wow, Syn likes how serene the scene seems. Very good job, Ion.
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IonToon Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I did spend quite some time trying to get the right atmosphere. Thank you very much.
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kyntha Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006  Student Interface Designer
Hah! I like it! :D
Especially the clothes! I really like the designs on the shirt.

One thing though, the way she's holding the cigarette feels very unnatural. Not that I'm that good at making realistic hands.. but still :p

I like the way the character is clean and the background is very sketchy. It works :)
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IonToon Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Hands are probably my biggest problem but I’m working on it. I think that the sketchy background makes it look more motional. Gives a sense of wind.

Thank you.:)
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Jankanpo Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww, no full-view? :(

Your style looks really nice, it reminds me of a style similar to the Avatar series on Nick. It looks really proffesional and well-done. Nice work. :thumbsup:
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IonToon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I do like to mix up my style a little. It doesn’t much me look boring. I have only seen some episodes of Avatar but it dose look quite enjoyable. Might need to watch the entire series to get more into though.

Thank you very much.:)
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Jankanpo Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh wait, now the full-view is working for me. :x
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