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Fanart Project: 06 - Hours [May. 2nd, 2006|10:29 pm]
Darth Paradox
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My second percentile-die roll yielded 06 - "Hours". After perusing my source list, I settled on The Phantom Tollbooth, with Tock the watchdog's iconic clockface. The time on the clock references an entirely different work of art, carried out by my friends and me on a stage...

I haven't lost my taste for Copics, but in line with the illustrations in the book I felt this better carried out in simple lineart.

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From: ex_miang438
2006-05-03 05:42 am (UTC)
Ahhh! Tock! Awesome!

That was one of my favorites as a kid, given to me, incidentally, by an uncle named Chris. :D
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2006-05-03 05:50 am (UTC)
It's been a long time since I read it - I had to look up the book notes to see if there was a suitable background I could put in. (Note the requisite highest tower for storing princesses. :D)
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From: ex_miang438
2006-05-03 06:01 am (UTC)
Naturally! And I presume those are the Mountains of Ignorance comprising the rest of the background...unless that would be, well, ignorant of me.

Replying mainly because I completely neglected to say "nice art" the first time. So, in true Guybrush fashion: Nice art.
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2006-05-03 06:29 am (UTC)
I knew you meant it, though. Anyway, thanks!

Those are indeed the Mountains of Ignorance. I figured they'd be easier to draw than a city, but I think I should have made them more gloomy-looking. Maybe I can work on my ink shading later, as that was a pretty large aspect of the original ink illustrations.
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[User Picture]From: mizufae
2006-05-03 07:21 am (UTC)
your shapes have grown increasingly stronger, and i definitely feel a depth to this. the next step in strengthening your "simple" B&W inkwork is varying the quality of your lines more. for example, try building up the thickness of the lines on the points and valleys of tock's fur, and the rounds of his toes. i like tock's face very much. it has a kindness and a wisdom to it that reminds me a lot of the luck dragon from neverending story.
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2006-05-03 04:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot for the input. I'm considering giving this lineart a second pass, so I'll see what I can improve in the lines there. Obviously I can't make any of the lines thinner, but I'll try adding weight to some of the lines and see how it turns out.

I hadn't really been going for an impression of wisdom on Tock's face, but I can definitely see how it came through. I haven't seen Neverending Story, though, but I think I know the character you're talking about... Thanks a lot!

Incidentally, do you have any suggestions for what type of pencil I should use on bristol to make it easy to erase? At the moment, I'm using a Bic disposable mechanical pencil. The lead is softish, but I thought hard leads were harder to erase...
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[User Picture]From: touleontos
2006-05-03 03:03 pm (UTC)
I am trying to put this glass inside of itself.

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[User Picture]From: nightsinger
2006-05-03 06:13 pm (UTC)
*giggle* The title of this entry still references the last one, love. ;)


:D I also agree, as I'm sure you're aware -- very nicely done!

I do need to read this book at some point...
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2006-05-03 06:19 pm (UTC)
...I don't know what you're talking aboot.
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[User Picture]From: nightsinger
2006-05-03 06:40 pm (UTC)

You are SO the cutest.
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[User Picture]From: dumela
2006-05-05 03:52 am (UTC)
3am! That was quite the play. I don't suppose you or Stefan or someone has the script that I could get? I would love to read it again and share it with some friends. I was just thinking about it a few weeks ago, actually.

Oh, and, I really like your style. This drawing is a lot more innocent stylistically than a lot of stuff I've seen you do, and it's very nice.
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2006-05-05 04:56 am (UTC)
I actually came across a copy of it last week while cleaning my apartment. Which is probably why it was on my mind. (It was "2 AM", actually.) I likely have a computer copy somewhere, now that I have my desktop back up and running. I'll take a look sometime.

Thanks a lot!
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