a band of four by keirajo

a band of four

keirajo

26 March 2017 at 15:13:25 MDT

A gift pic for http://www.weasyl.com/~xiaomao and http://www.weasyl.com/~lessthan3 .

Been working on this for a couple weeks...........though had the idea for it well over a month ago and was talking to Mao about doing it. I photographed this image on my iPhone because of the size.......which is 11"x17" comic board (smooth Bristol paper)--since its a photo, you can probably see some of the comic board bluelines on it............! XD

The medium is pen-and-ink (inking), with markers and colored pencils (coloring), with gel pens and glitter (effects, jewels, etc.) too. :)

Characters belong to http://www.weasyl.com/~xiaomao and http://www.weasyl.com/~lessthan3 :D

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    Wow!! This is amazing. Looks like the cover of a fantasy book.

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      Thanks! :D

      It took awhile to work on it, because of the size and the detail. I got to use my pose figures for some of the characters and it helped. :)

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        You're welcome :)

        Did you map out the positioning of the characters before you started drawing? I used to have so much trouble with multiple characters in one drawing, but I try to draw basic shapes first and that tends to help.

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          Kinda.............I had a pretty basic idea in mind for the whole thing. 4 characters essentially "back-to-back" and "surrounded", doesn't leave much variety on the posing when they're all clustered so close. I can't imagine how I could've done this on smaller paper, though--because I didn't even get to fit in the enemies, except the Pudding/Slime in the foreground! wry laugh

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            Ahh xD Well, I do think it's kind of cool how you can't see the enemies, makes it feel like the characters who are shown are most important.

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    I cannot express how much I love this piece and how proud of you I am
    You always consistently improve!

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      D'awwwwwwwww! Thanks so much! super-hugs

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    This is fun! It's hard to do composition with multiple characters, but you rocked it! Very nice.

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      I had a chance to use the Bandai pose figures I bought. Basically I decided who was going to be in the foreground and started drawing the foreground--light ink and erase, then I could keep placing characters in the background and do the details of each one using the pose figures (I only have 2, a male and a female), light ink and erase until the whole thing was done. It was actually easier to do the final inking than getting it all laid out! chuckle

      Thanks so much! :D

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    Wow how long did that take?

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      It probably took..............estimating it all up.............maybe close to 20 or so hours to get it all completed from start to finish. :) The layout and coloring took the longest, since I did each character individually............mostly when I draw, if I color I will color all the reds then all the blues, etc.--but I wanted to make sure I got all the characters done individually so they were colored the same way. :)

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    So much detail! This must've taken a while to do @_@

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      It did.............it took a few weekends in 4-hour shifts to get this all done. As I said above, 20 or so hours total. But I did large shifts on it while I was watching DVDs and at night, basically. :)

      Thanks so much! :D

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    amazing, that must have taken a while.

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      It did..............it turned out great in the end. I need to get a mylar sleeve to put it in before I send it, since there's the wind-elemental that's been painted with glitter. chuckle

      Thanks so much! :D

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    Mao showed me this at TFF last weekend, very nice indeed. (^__^) Please tell me one of their ridiculous D&D stories inspired this? X3 lol

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      Sadly no XD This came to be because she knows we love DnD and was organizing her DnD books while thinking about what to draw for us xD

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      Exactly what Mao said. I was cleaning up in my apartment and finally putting my D&D stuff on some shelves (instead of a pile on the floor) and I texted Mao and said "what if I drew this?"--which happened after I drew her the Summoner Nyara picture. :)

      Thanks so much! :D

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    I am super jazzed by this, Keirajo. You have come very far recently and are clearly pushing yourself. Nicely done! ~<3

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      Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww...thank you so much! That means a lot coming from a great artist like you! :D