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CP: Observer by Amarena-Berry CP: Observer by Amarena-Berry
edit: Yeah, changed bg because *Chibi-Metal ordered it. Hope it looks better now~

Very very very late contest prize from my last contest for *Chibi-Metal, ~BouhGorgonzola and =Meltina

The actual prize was a full-colored pic including a character of the winner and Sleina herself... but since i had three winners and didn't wanted to draw three different pictures, I put four completely different characters on a single sheet... uh, I know the idea is lame, but heck, try to get those characters together on one picture without making them just standing randomly around or act out of character - to me, quite impossible. And now they watch Selina reading.

I am really sorry I took so darn long, it's poor, I know... but the first try was even poorer. And I actually like every pose. Didn't wanted to make a background because the characters took long enough already... I hope you understand. And I hope all the winners won't kill me because they had to wait so long for this really poor picture... oh well. |D

Oh, and I request critique although I know the shadings are a bit poor... and don't wail about there's no background, I know it's not there but it would have taken me too long, okay? Four characters at once have been enough for me, seriously.

But somehow, I feel really glad that I could draw all of these really wonderful characters. Enjoy~

Blade the... uh... ketchup-tin! © :iconchibi-metal:
Amaterasu the Jackal © :iconbouhgorgonzola:
Sky "Himmel" the Catgehog © :iconmeltina:
Selina and Art © :iconamarena-berry:
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Critique time :D
Well, first of all I guess I'll... comment on every character on their own, going from the right to the left~

:bulletblue: Himmel
Meh, I personally think that you did a good job on him. The pictures Meltina drew of him were always quite detailled (like most of their work) and you managed it pretty well to draw him in your style. I also like his pose pretty much and yeah, all the crinkles are set on the right place. I just think that his right eye (from our point of view) has a... somehow a little bit weird form and somehow I think you could've shaded it better.

:bulletblue: Amaterasu
I loved him on the preview most somehow and I personally think that he turned out best. His expression is... cool and with those googles and all... yeah. Actually I can't spot anything that irritates me in any way if I look at him lol

:bulletblue: Selina
Hmm, Selina is quite... well on the one hand I must really say that I am impressed by her pose and this expression... THAT'S Selina *cough* And of course, good job on the crinkles and the coloring and all. The add of a book is a quite nice idea as well and it also got text on the pages now. But somehow the left part of her front hair (our point of view) buggs me somehow and also the light reflexions could've done better if you ask me. Like... making it a little bit more wavy and make it more fit on the hair *has problems to describe it* you know... this way it looks like all of her hair bangs would be like a flat layer because of those reflections. And I know that this is sometimes hard to do *cough* at least it's hard if you ask me.

:bulletblue: Blade
Ketchup tin <3 You drew him perfectly and I can't spot any mistakes on him, neither in the design nor in the shading. I'm surprised that you managed it to make his body look like metal, I actually fail at those things. And his pose is interesting, hope he won't fall on his nose this way XD Just.... where did that 'o o? speechbubble' go? It seriously fit in there. You got to tell me how to draw poses like this o o

Soo, that about the characters and yes, I read the describtion, but still... somehow a background is still missing. Don't punch me in the face for this - it looks a bit weird with that gradient in the background. It was a nice idea, but I think it would may have looked better with out it. And... just for a tip in case of you want to do an easy background once again: What about something like a mirror ground? The only thing you have to do is to copy the characters and frip them vertical:
Edit » Transform » Flip vertical

Then... just a little bit of scale and adding a gradient to transparent and it looks quite good. But that's just a little tip, you know? :3

Nonetheless it's quite visible that you put a lot of effort and work in this and it's not poor >: | I wouldn't be able to draw a picture with more than three characters in this time with such an amount of details and such varity of poses. As you said, the characters are all... quite different to each other and placing them on one picture together (in a way that is not completely senseless) is hard. You did a good job on this, so don't worry. I really like it, therefore... thanks a lot for spending so much effort in this picture :+favlove: I bet the others will like it as well :3

*cough* I want to know what's written in this book *cough* I mean... I'm sure that these are their plans for world domination, they are going to build something to pwn us all D:
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Neko-Mizo Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what is the all black characters name and whos char is it?
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:iconamarena-berry:
Amarena-Berry Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
His name is Amaterasu and he's one of ~BouhGorgonzola's character. You won't find any other picture of him here on dA or anywhere alse because she's more a writer and I'm the one who has the duty to give those characters (with a little help of the characters' profiles) a design. xD
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Neko-Mizo Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like hi and he helped me make a new character that i cant draw DX
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Sorain26 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Student General Artist
Awesome job, well done with the shading.
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Gin-Karasu-Blade Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I love this 1 X3, all of the character look great X3 ~hugs the picture~ ^^

"Blade the ketchup tin" LMAO; i almost looled to death XD!!! ~drops out laughting~ XD WTF XD
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Gin-Karasu-Blade Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I love this 1 X3, all of the character look great X3 ~hugs the picture~ ^^

"Blade the ketchup tin" LMAO; i almost looled to death XD!!! ~drops out laughting~ XD WTF XD
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DeathR34PER Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Very very beautiful work on the posing of the characters and the field of it as well.
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Tripp-X-Foxx Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Extremely COOL 8-)
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Meltina Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
baww hunni sorry for delay, but when i see a piece of awesomeness, that deserves a billion of words, i lose all ideas x'D
the first time i was like "omg wtf is that a dream?!"xD lol you made it when i expected it least of all!8D nuuu, i know you're gonna use my confusion to seize power!T3T
i'm absolutely in love how you drew Himmy>3 i guess he thinks "why that girl reads a book without images?"xDD and you perfectly copied each detail of his wearing o___o i think you should hate us three for making such detailed characters xDD but you know, you're a great person, i love your art and ideas, you will never disappoint your watchers^^ thank you very-very-very much!>w< :iconnewglomp:
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Amarena-Berry Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
It really doesn't matter, I was just afraid that you didn't see it or anything... ir that it's been seriously that bad... *lacks of confidence* orz
But thank you so much. I'm glad that you like it this much in the end. Using your confusion...? Of cour... I mean, no. :B *shot*
Naw, not at all. I was really fun to draw Himmy, it's really fun! I really hope to get an occasion to draw him again soon. The other two chars weren't that bad either, I really enjoyed drawing all of them. :XD:
Awmygawd, thanks bunches, hun. I luv chuuuuu~ ;w; :iconfurryglompplz:
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Meltina Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
omg to draw himmy again?D: is this a part of any evil plan? srsly evil? then ok xDD
i'd want to draw something special for you too^___^ i even prepared you a lil gift in april but it looked so primitive and i killed that:'} also just wonder which from your chars you like most of all? kyo-chan?^^
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Amarena-Berry Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
Well, at least I'd really love to do so. Hopefully I'll get a good occasion for that soon. :XD:
OMG, really? I am sure it a good one, though. :noes:
Uh... I actually love all of my characters, but Kyo is one of my favorites, yes. X3
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Karameli Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool. I think the characters are well posed, and I like the different personalities they posses. You really caught the expressions, and you gae each one of them something to do. xD Kinda, but better than alot of artists.
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Amarena-Berry Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Thanks a lot... I think expressions are something that personalizes a character; it's the most important things in drawing to give the right impression of the character so I mainly concentrate on them. Therefore, a comment like this flatters me most. x3
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Karameli Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
x3, Aww. Well i agree with you. Expressions are really important. Drawing smiled faces all the time, and just standing, doesn't give much to watch. Its like saying "Oh! Look another sticked drawing! How boring". =/ Thats honestly what happens. Thats why only watch certain artists. I look for a special quality of art. Keep up the good work. :3
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Amarena-Berry Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
Yes, that's a bit sad... and most of the times people who draw very similar pictures but color very well get very popular. |D
However... thanks a lot, I'll do my best X3
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Karameli Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah |D and your welcomes hunni. :3
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NeroBlade Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
nice^^
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EclipseProductions Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Major awesomeness!^^ I wish I could draw my FCs like this^^
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Shadow-War Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! I give it a 5/5!
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Bronek Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
I see that You have worked really hard on this pic. The final effect looks amazing. It was a really good idea to put all characters together. ^.^
I wondr what she is reading? XD
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Amarena-Berry Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
Thanks a lot : D
Dunno, probably just boring very dry stuff about... mathmatic theories or something. Or those are lans about how to conquer the planet. 8D
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GentleFaun Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I'd listen to her read, but the expression she has makes me think she'd be reading in a monotone :/
Very nice work on this, and I like the idea of the shortcut (putting all characters on one page) I mean your contributing to saving the trees 8D You should use that as an example *shot* My favorite is Blade, he looks great in this~
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Amarena-Berry Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Thanks a lot. ovo
Well, the prize was one picture, right? And I really couldn't effort to draw three pictures. xD
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GentleFaun Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Haha ya, that's a great point.
Your very welcome~
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Shadowsluver Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wowX3 I love the poses and the coloringgX3 Selina's pose..I just..love it:wow: haa, I fail at clothe wrinkles and folds...:iconimhappyplz: you did them so wellX3
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Amarena-Berry Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Thanks, dear... I really appreciate all of your comments. >w< :hug:
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Shadowsluver Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome!<3:hug:
awww, thankies Floop!<3 I adora writing you comments>8D
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Hgulwell Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
I always love the fine detail you give characters! you can really see a lot of effort goes into this!
The shading is really beautifully done and I just love the poses :heart: amazing work hun!
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Amarena-Berry Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Oh, really, you always flatter me that much! :iconblushingplz:
Thanks bunches. <3
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Hgulwell Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Its just Honesty :heart:
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hoodeddoggie Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Oh! Yaye! Another nice art! :la:
Well, let me start by saying I love when you do these group pictures with all the unique character. Way better idea then having to make 3 different pictures- and saves time!
The poses are really good! Although, when it comes to Selina's back, it kinda gets confusing to see, with all the similar colours.
But anyway, I really like how detailed you got again; with Blade and the metal limbs, with Selina's book, Amaterasu's shading and pose, and Himmel's outfit and such.
I also see all the hard work on the character shadings for the hair and outfits.
I'm interesting in what Selina is reading-8U I want a peek too! Lol ||D
Anyway, this is a great art piece~ ad you got another thing done with your list! Congrats! :dance:
Much love mate~ :hug:
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Amarena-Berry Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Thanks a lot! Yeah, three pictures would ahve been too much... I'm glad I could finish this one already. I'm so friggin slow... orz
Haha, I'd really like to know either. I didn't type this myself but had brushes I could use for the bookpages. I dunno what actually was written there as well. Probably plans for world domantions or anything related to this~ o3o
Aww~ :heart: :glomp:
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hoodeddoggie Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Lol. World Domantion.
*comands Foil and Twilight to join* :evillaugh: Omg, that just gave me an idea for a picture~ :dance:
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Tri-Jean Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like how they're all positioned. Amaterasu looks so cool :D Hmmm, I don't know if it's just my eyesight, but something seems a little odd about Selina. It might be the head or part of her hair. Her head does look a little big, but other than that part, everything else looks great :meow: If you had a blank background, maybe you could have saved the pic as PNG so the background would be transparent, but that's just a minor thought. A white background's still good for this one :nod:
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Amarena-Berry Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Hum... maybe it's just because she's lying on the floor so her head looks a bit bigger... or it's her hairstyle, it's really fluffy. xD
Yeah, I thought about that, too, but a transparent background usually look quite ugly in a preview. And since it wasn't absolutely necessary... 8D
Thanks for your lovely comment~ X3
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Shadowhog Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
huiii n_n sieht ja schick aus
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Amarena-Berry Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Danke~ ^w^
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DOOMMAN98 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
awesome job :3
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Minto-the-Fox Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Hahaha das Bild, worüber wir gestern geredet hatten ^___^ Es ist... toll... und schön... und toll coloriert... und so....... goddammit dunno what to say, you pwn everything awaii :>

Weiter so ^.^
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Amarena-Berry Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Genau das... und ich habs heute komplett geshadet. o___o ...*sterb*
Und danke. 8DD
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Minto-the-Fox Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Oh nein...deine armen Arme (LOL?!)
LEBÄÄÄÄDT! Wenn du stirbst... gibbet keine Bilder mehr von dir T^T
Und.... ich bin sooo doof. Ich habe in deinen Umschlag gelinst... ich konnte nimmer warten T//T Ich schreib dir was auf die Seite, will dein Bild nicht zuspamn 8D
Also, schönes Bild *dir einen bestanden Stempel auf die Stirn papt und abdüst*
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Amarena-Berry Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
Geht... meine arme Hand vielmehr. *sie wiederbeleb*
Ich bin eh schon tot, mach dir keine Sorgen~ o3o
Ist nicht so schlimm, wenn hier rumgespammt wird, einmal kann man das auch mal machn. xD
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Minto-the-Fox Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
Na klar, ist doch unser lieblingshobby :D
Dafr dass du schon tot bist warste lettzens verdammt lebendig :D
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Amarena-Berry Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Mja, mit der Zeit kann man diesen Fakt wirklich ganz gut verstecken... außerdem bin ich ein sehr emotionales Etwas, da geht das dann noch leichter. :iconimhappyplz:
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Minto-the-Fox Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Hahaha du Emo du :glomp:
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Amarena-Berry Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
Joa, aber in der reinsten Form. :XD:
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Matva-The-Ysalamiri Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
cool drawing :)
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Sonic-blue-knight Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Awww, it's a really cute and cool draw!

The pose and the colouring are more than perfect, besides it makes them look even more awesome although they might not look amused but stranged or interested in something.
Despite the background may look a bit weird it infact gives the draw a feeling of coolness.
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Amarena-Berry Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Thank you. X3

Well... dunno, I just don't feel like doing a different background. *is a lazy ass* XD
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