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'Now then, where were we--?' by FugueState 'Now then, where were we--?' by FugueState
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A "companion" of sorts to "Hunt".

"The gates of mercy shall be all shut up,
And the flesh'd soldier, rough and hard of heart,
In liberty of bloody hand shall range
With conscience wide as hell."

(Henry V 3.3.9-13)


Media: Pastel pencils
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FugueState Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes it is - thank you so much! I'm glad to hear the glove seems to be working, as it fought me through the process. :crazy:
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Airafleeza Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Wow, you've got a real talent for drawing and shading blood. Heh, as funny as it sounds, it's a great talent to have!

I've tried to draw/ color blood once before... harder than it looks. It didn't even look like blood or anything... aw well, no violent pictures with gore for me!

Wonderful job. :D
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FugueState Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)

I did discover, if you ever need to know this, that a red/black/white combination works very well... I started with the red for the overall shapes, then went over the lower (and therefore "thicker") areas with black, and then added white highlights, leaving the red around the outside edge for definition. And I looked at more pics of blood than one can shake a stick at... :O_o:
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Airafleeza Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Wow! Thank you so much for the tip! Thank you!
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FugueState Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
y'welcome. Hope it's useful someday. :D
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Airafleeza Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007  Student Digital Artist
I bet it will be. :)
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peahopeless Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007
I know we're discussing in private, but still ... we soooo need to figure out this Hunt thing. We really, really, really do. I can handle whatever you want to throw at me.

Man, like trinity said, those blood droplets/smears are three *dimensional*. You've actually studied blood's surface tension, haven't you. :D

Next thing that strikes me is that we can't see his eyes ... and that's good. Not that we'd get much from the black eyescreens anyway, but that's not the point. It makes him more dangerous. That we can't see the top of the mask, or much of his body, makes me think that he's coming out of the shadows (or else doing this deep within them), which means both stalking, and that this really is something very violent and very hidden away.

As I said before, the glove is amazing. how you do gloves is *amazing*. It's the stitches, and the different shading on different surfaces 'around' the finger, I think.

The fact that the blood is there and not smeared as if he's wiped it away, says that he's not bothered by being splashed (and he's usually a relatively neat person) ... therefore, that's how pissed he is ... that he doesn't care.

and I should also note that i do notice the difference in the blood splatters/smears on the glove, as opposed to the face. On the face, they're more three dimensional, which is correct of course, given the physics of surface tension on smooth, non-porous or smaller-porous materials (like the mask vs. the glove). Just brilliant.
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FugueState Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
>we soooo need to figure out this Hunt thing.

I'll be working on it, don't worry. :)

>You've actually studied blood's surface tension, haven't you. :D

Yeah, I'm a bit grim that way...

>Next thing that strikes me is that we can't see his eyes

I will admit to copying David Lloyd's lead on that - I tend to draw Angry!/Violent!V with a shadow over his eyes precisely because it places emphasis on the mask's smile. 'Tis a dramatic effect I can't resist...

>i do notice the difference in the blood splatters/smears

Oh *good*! I'm still not sure I'm happy with the glove, but I did want to make the texures different on each area.
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peahopeless Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007
well you know, if it's been smeared anywhere, it's more likely on the glove than on the mask. So where has the glove been since the last 'slice'?
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FugueState Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I was more or less thinking that the blood on his gloves would have been smeared because of incidental contact with his cloak, and any possible contact the victim(s) might have had trying to defend themselves.
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peahopeless Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007
so this guy is indeed fighting back then?
(see my point? take notes ;)
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FugueState Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I am, worry not. ;)
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