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I promise to draw more... I NEED to draw more...
2D Forever

I'm sure we're all aware of the DarkStalkers tribute book being held by Udon - Missing out on the SF book I had to give this one a go.

However I find out that my piece didn't make it into the book. Bah. The annoying part is I don't know why I didn't make the book - there could be a possibility that Anita (shown here) is not considered a DS character and therefore automatically disqualified.

I could try to fool myself into thinking this, but judging by the calibre of disappointed artists that also weren't selected, I'd say quality was certainly an issue too.
Ah well... Didn't like the Darkstalkers anyway... grumble grumble.

As for the actual picture, this is Anita, the loveable little freak, doing her scary finger pointing most prominently seen in Marvel vs Capcom. I really liked the way this turned out, using quite simple colouring (it's very two toned) and not trying anything too fancy with it.

Still, glad it's all over so I can show the piece and carry on playing more Capcom games.
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joejr2 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
scary O.O jajajaja amazing job men
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D-I-R Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
great you added in the headless doll, something alot forget
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PrincessoftheHeart Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love her, and this is actually why!
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Ericaust Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love it.. it like jump starts the little girl that once lived in me. That sounds kinda weird, but anyway good work!!
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2dforever Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
?? Do you mean the child you once were, or do you literally mean a child was inside you?!
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Ericaust Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol the child i once was.
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Aiyse Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Much love for Anita!
As witnessed by me crying "I need a headless doll!" in my decision to cosplay her. XD
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2dforever Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hah, awesome. Hope the cosplaying went well? Thanks for the nice words :)
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illahstrait Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
after seeing the evil monkey on family guy point the finger, Anita decided to do it even more creepier than him.
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TheArtributor Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great shot of Anita.
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rapxic Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
how did the heck that didin't get into the book.i think ya nailed it, for sum reason i thought that child was a lil boy
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2dforever Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe that's the reason it didn't get into the book ;) Thanks for the comment
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FutatsunoKaanjitsu Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Objection..!?
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2dforever Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, yeah it does feel a bit like that :) That's what I had as a sub-title on my website for this picture. Thanks for making me chuckle
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shimmyshammy Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I htink this little piece of fan art is not only a grand tribute to teh Darkstalkers series, but also for us to witnesses just how your skills as a digital artist have increased greatly over time.

I must say that the real shinning point here is what you have done with the colour and various forms of shading/lighting touches. While th edesign is very well layed out and presented it is colour that has really made this piece some to stare at in amazement. The bright mixes of pink against the warm and cold tones of blue is a nice contrast and definitely gives the girl that creepy presence that you don't want to get to close too. I think what really expresses your talents have improved is the wonderful brush work that you did for the skin tones. The shading is gracefully applied and really gives off her energy and is wonderfully explored.

Keep it up.

P.S: I'm also curious to know what brushes you used on this piece. As well as an effects that you applied.
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2dforever Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you as always :) I went quite bright with the colours on this as I knew I'd be adding in the bright pink at the end. There are some bits that I left to Photoshop though, such as the white/pink glows on the side of her I just applied an outer-glow to white light I painted in.

As for the brushes, It's all the normal round brushes I use. If you're referencing the clouds in particular those are also the same brushes, I just keep adjusting the hardness of the brush to give it an uneven fluffiness! Otherwise, it was mostly working with a small round brush (In Photoshop it's the "Airbrush opacity pen" - which is basically a round brush that fades on tablet pen pressure). Hope that helps in some way, let me know if it doesn't!
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shimmyshammy Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Well you showed a grand array of your skills in this piece and thank you for the mentioning of the brushes you used.
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Kittyillustrations Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
wonderful job with the colouring and shading
She looks really scary X3 i think donovan needs to watch his back
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abnormaltoonage Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
This is a wonderful wonderful piece. I think it should've been chosen, it's really bad ass and excellently executed.
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SouthtownExpress Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
Awesome. It's a shame you didn't make it into the book. If it's any consolation, I think it's great.

You could kinda play as Anita in Puzzle Fighter, if that counts.
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DiabulusInMusica Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
Looks pretty damn good to me :)
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Lun-Sei Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
Oh, she was in Marvel VS Capcom too??

Anyway, you should've drawn Q-Bee! She's my favorite, I always adored her. X3
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2dforever Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, she was one of the assist characters. Seeing as her finger pointing move in Marvel Super Heroes was quite well hidden, I thought MvC was more commonly seen!

As Q-Bee, yeah she's a funny one, but I just had to try Anita. Creepy children!

Thanks for the comment :)
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timterrenal Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
nice work.. too bad it didnt get in
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2dforever Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, but it's no problem it didn't get in. I enjoyed drawing it at least :)
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PierreRogers Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
great work no doubt, sometimes im jus not sure what the art directors of these books are looking for??
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2dforever Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Ah I'm sure when the book comes out it'll be stuffed with fantastic quality. If not, then I'll place the blame on Anita not being a 'real' DS character!
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crazymew Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
Well done, ^^
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2dforever Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, but 'Well done'? I didn't get into the book :(
But thanks for the comment anyway :)
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crazymew Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
xD! Sorry about that... I love the perspective and the shading, it makes the effect much more dynamic and eerie, x3
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StudioRisingStar Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Nice dude!
Man another dope drawing that didn't make it in the book.. ugh..

-SRS
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2dforever Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I might do some hunting later to see other artists that haven't got into the book, as I was surprised to see some artists not get in.

I think it just shows that the final book with be of some super high quality!
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StudioRisingStar Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Professional Filmographer
yeah it will be a major surprise.
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wahay Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I've seen a ton of turned-down images that were incredible, this included. My roommate did a pretty bitchin' oil painting of Hsien-Ko that didn't make it. :/
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2dforever Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe they're just Morrigan biased ;)
I joke. I'm surprised by the calibre of artists that didn't make it too, so I can only assume it'll be fantastic when the book comes out.
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geoffreydean Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't get it either 'cause this is fabulous
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2dforever Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for such a nice comment :)
As I've been saying to others I'm just guessing the quality of work that did get in must be fantastic though.
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nandobaggins Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
Uhm, I agree with you. This quite possible was the best out of the bunch that I've seen so far and as a secondary character, she's not really one to ignore because she's so powerful .

Besides the storyline aspect, this picture shouldn't have been ignored either. It fits her perfectly and the level of detail and the brooding colors is spot on. I'm not really a conspiracy theorist, but i call bullshit on their lack of approval.

Definate +fave.
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DuMuK Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
Interesting idea about girl-daemon.
Btw, you have created perfect Spike portrait from Cowboy Bebop, don't you want to make other "crew" portraits? =] I think many people watching your gallery are interested in this. But if you have some ideas about it - nvm, I am just telling my opinion.
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, amazing work! Fantastic colors!
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