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Chibi Tattoo Chick by DrewGreen Chibi Tattoo Chick by DrewGreen
Hey folks!

So last night, I was playing Scott Pilgrim and I was inspired to make some pixel characters. I did one (of a character I can't show you guys), it came out okay, I guess.

But I continued playing with the pencil tool, and this was the result. Technically, it's the brush tool in pencil mode. Basically, pencil mode is the brush tool but without anti-aliasing (the edges are all rough and jagged). And wow, it made inking so much easier!

Just using the pencil tool was very inspiring for me. I think it might make the comics process easier. All of my experiments up until this point have been inking in Illustrator, which is gorgeous but takes entirely too long (like, when you factor in that I ink the page in Illustrator, a page takes days to complete, it's a nightmare). I think I'm going to sacrifice a little bit of quality for speed, but I think the hand-drawn quality of the inks will actually really lend themselves to the page, so it's not all bad.

Tell me what you think!

PS: I have a total fetish for drawing shiny material, if not a fetish for the material itself. It's so much fun!

Also, I clearly have a new obsession with the color yellow. It's like the new pink or something.

Adobe Photoshop CS.

This image is (c) Andrew "Drew" Green and is not for use in any way, shape, or form without my permission.
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:iconayuichi:
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Super fabulous!
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NaCl-y Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Turned out great! I'd love to see a comic illustrated like this.
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Thank you!
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sakissnow Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
this is really pretty!
=D i really adore how you draw your women~
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MaximoVLorenzo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
Man you draw the cutest girls in the funkiest style. I love it.
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Thank you!
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lemonheaded Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool. Love the chalky style you used to color it.
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Thanks!
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black-rider Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
when I first looked a this I was gonna ask a tonne of n00b questions. thank you for answering them in your comments before I had to be really annoying. XD

I think it looks great!! :D
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Thank you so much! And of course, thanks for reading the artist's comment, more people should do that. ;D
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black-rider Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
well, thanks for including the technical stuff :D . I'm sure most people don't bother to write it (maybe because they think no one would read it?) XD
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Just-Geek Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Wooooow !!!! i love the way you did this character, and the coloring is awesome !!! O____O AWESOME
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Thank you so much!
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Just-Geek Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student Interface Designer
yare welcome !
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jfsouzatoons Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Pretty nice!!!
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Thanks!
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guhin Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Aww man. It looks gorgeous! I love the use of the chalk texture brush, and I've been using it lately in my own photoshop experiments. Keep'em comin' man!

P.S. Yellow is awesome. I LOVE yellow, and have enjoyed many of your uses of it lately. :D
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Thank you! I still need to make a mini tutorial on how to get that brush, it's so easy but I keep forgetting to make that. Thanks for the reminder.

Yellow used to basically be my least-favorite color, but now I love it. I think I like it so much for the same reason I enjoy pink: it's bold and interesting when used in the right ways.
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guhin Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
No problem!

And I agree, both pink and yellow are quite bold and interesting. :D
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SpazLogic Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
How did you achieve the textured look on all the shading, it's gorgeous!
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:icondrewgreen:
DrewGreen Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Thanks! It's a custom brush, and I keep forgetting to make the tutorial on how to create that brush but it's super easy. I will have to write a note to remind myself to cobble that together. ;D
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SpazLogic Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
That would be great, I would really appreciate it!
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Well, I 'm the last person to comment on a persons fetish(es)...

I'm pretty sure Vert-is-ninja uses the pencil tool to ink her comics. I've watched her live broadcasts of inking and coloring and she is quite speedy. I'm not sure how her pages look printed vs. on screen, but I think she works at a high resolution and shrinks the image down (similar to what ~KAR10SA said).

I do like this piece, but the graininess is such a departure from your usual work that it is taking me a little time to get used to it.
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Ekuneshiel Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Nice, man. Love the tattoos!

This is the second time in as many days that I've heard that the pencil tool is great for inking. I'll have to give it a go sometime soon!
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lexkira Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
cool ^^
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:iconriorock:
RioRock Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010   Traditional Artist
Nice one dude!
Aww, I would love to play SP on Wii. :(
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:iconrennarevelin:
RennaRevelin Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super cute! I really like the style on this. :>
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robuhbuh Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Student
be careful, texture is addictive :)

sacrifice of clean edges is hardly a sacrifice of quality, looks great!
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Rapsody Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
The technique is very appealing :D I love how it gives a 'chalk' or pastel effect
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KAR10SA Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pencil tool is awesome, especially if you work at a really high resolution and then reduce the final result, it looks sooooo much cleaner than the brush tool :la:
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hace1epues Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Love the result the brush gives :) The texture is wild.
And the chibi reminds me of my dance instructor Nikki. haha idk why it just looks like her.

(also, yellow is a good colour haha it's one of my school's!)
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ArsonDadko Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
What a cutie! Pretty sweet coloring.
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amateur1314 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It works. It so. Totally. Works.
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Thank you!
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amateur1314 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob!
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Vicewolf Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Student Filmographer
Looks sick. Liking the different effect from your regular material.

PS: You said fetish. I'm inclined to believe you have a fetish. Further arguments are invalid.
PPS: The Scott Pilgrim game is insanely fun, isn't it? Probably one of the best beat'm'ups in a long time...maybe up there with the classics.
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Thanks!

Not a fetish. I have my fetishes, I guess, but shiny material is not one of them, haha.

Yeah, the Scott Pilgrim game is awesome! It has frozen on me several times, and sometimes enemies don't spawn so I can't continue in the stage, and I have a few other gripes, but the entire time when playing it all I could think was "wow, why can't all $10 games be this amazing?" Did you finish it yet? Which boss fight was your favorite?
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Vicewolf Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Student Filmographer
Sounds like the development process was genuine hell, and the Ubisoft Chengdu group only had a small window to make the game at all. The glitches are annoying, but the quality outweighs them I think.

I finished first with Scott, then with Kim, now I'm on Stills. My favorite boss would have to be either NegaScott or Todd Ingram with his hilarious Guitar Hero mock fight and vegan arm canon (complete with vegan-police interruptions).

I'm looking forward to Dodgeball and Battle Royale modes being released down the road (though I'm hoping we don't have to pay too much for them).
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Ooh, I wasn't aware that there were going to be new modes released, neato!

I've only finished it once, with Stills. He's definitely my favorite character. Kim is kind of boring, I think.

My favorite boss fight...it's a toss up between Lucas Lee and Roxy Richter. Save for when I'm completely super-powered and leveled up, Lucas Lee's fight was one of the more challenging ones for me. And I like how straight-forward the fight against Roxy was. It was really a battle of skill, with few gimmicks. Plus, the little cat sitting in the upper half of the stage makes the cutest noise when you hit it.

And I agree, the glitches are an inconvenience, but the game is too much fun and full of charm for it to bother me that much. It's a shame that more properties don't get appropriate game conversions like Scott Pilgrim did.
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RedKnight91 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey that's awesome : D and that's no bad quality for a comic
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Thanks! Yeah, I'd be thrilled to see an entire comic illustrated this way. We'll see what happens. ;D
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RedKnight91 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your style is cool, i'm sure that the only thing that'll happen is magic : D
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No-Nami Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Student General Artist
Loving the grainy texture on the colored version! <3 She's way cute.
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Thank you!
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NicParris Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Like the texture painting look!
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:icondrewgreen:
DrewGreen Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Thanks! It's fun to execute, so I'm glad it's fun to look at, too.
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turp Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
I like the pencil style! Especially the colouring :) I'm lookin forward to seein you work with this style more
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Thanks so much!
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