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BWAHAHA by Lupinator BWAHAHA by Lupinator
This is a slightly belated birthday present for Leona Preston. Although, I have owed her art for quite some time now. :/

In truth, this isn't the first time I have tried to draw her characters, but it is the first time I've done anything half-way decent with them. Personally, I was much happier with the line art on this one, when I started to go over it with the shades they started to loose their charm and appeal... and frankly, their identity--these don't quite look like the two I set out to draw (Lance and Yolos), but that's alright.

The medieval attire is basically improv; I looked at some references (mostly from the wonderful *tracyjb), but I wouldn't have half a clue as to what should look like what without them, so any artisitc liberties I took are probably inacurate and I know I should have done better on this on the whole.

Details are there, but slightly hard to see because of the lower resolution. I could have gotten a lot more detailed with this too, I'm sure, but I was really in a hurry to get this done, and took a lot longer than I initially anticipated.

I'd say this probably took me anywhere from 16-20 hours over a span of three days. For materials I used .3 mechanical pencil (B lead), .5 mechanical pencil (HB lead), and .9 mechanical pencil (B2 lead) for the darkest areas. I used a lot of eraser and blenders to get that painterly effect in certain areas. And, this was all put down on some nice, smooth Bristol Board.

My sentiments: This seems pretty empty without a background, but that'd of just killed me, plus I wanted to get this done within a reasonable timeframe. I suck hardcore at expressions, but managed to wrestle these into existence, same goes with the hands... However, I'm willing to admit that both turned out decent enough here. What are they laughing at?

Well then, enjoy! Happy Birthday Leona!



Lance and Yolos © :iconleopreston:
Art © *Lupinator
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:iconpyromaniacvampire:
PyromaniacVampire Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so :lol: humourfull!
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:iconlupinator:
Lupinator Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Haha... that was the idea. :3 Glad I succeeded.
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
I still love this so, so much you know. Seriously. I often return to look at it. It really was a wonderful gift! :hug:
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:iconlupinator:
Lupinator Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
I always wanted to put a background in, but... I think I should really just give it to you by now. I've, been unmotivated to even draw really, and I don't think I have the heart to put pencil to this again, and most likely mess up what is there. I'll try and mail this to you sometime. I don't know if I still have your address around though, so if you want to give that to me again. I'd be glad to ship this.
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
No worries, I understand that sometimes we feel the need to do something but then feel it's time to move on to something new (speaking of the art that is). I have so many pieces myself that were never finished (and although I regret that very much, I found that it was better to learn from it and do something better).

*Erhem* I could talk forever on the subject of unfinished work, so I'll just say I know what you meant. ;)

Are you really sure you'd like to part with this? I mean, I'd be over the moon to own it myself (it'd remind me of you every time I see it), but it would make a nice portfolio piece for you too! :hug:
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:iconozzyozfox:
OzzyOzFox Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
They're laughing at ME! ;A;
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:iconlupinator:
Lupinator Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
At J00!
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:iconozzyozfox:
OzzyOzFox Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
Lolz, I love this picture! :3
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:iconchrestamanchi:
chrestamanchi Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Student Photographer
i likey =]
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:iconlupinator:
Lupinator Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
y thanky :>
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:icontemiree:
Temiree Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008   Digital Artist
Excellent amount of detail and contrast. A pleasure to look at. ^^
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:iconlupinator:
Lupinator Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
Thanks! I was reasonably proud of this one, and it was a well recieved gift... so I'm happy.
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:iconwhitefurr:
WhiteFurr Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
BWAHAHAHA!!!!
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:iconlupinator:
Lupinator Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
exactly... :3
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:iconwhitefurr:
WhiteFurr Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
X3 YAY!
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:icon13thcolossus:
13thcolossus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
HALBERD!!!!! :+fav:
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:iconlupinator:
Lupinator Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
haha... they are quite the weapon of awesomeness! :>
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:icon13thcolossus:
13thcolossus Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
SUPERIOR AWESOMENESS!!!
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:iconkiyasumeni:
Kiyasumeni Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007
ah, very nice. I really like the way you shade things! everything looks so smooth and touchable. great expressions too!
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:iconlupinator:
Lupinator Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007
Thanks a lot, I took me a lot time and practice to get these things right, but I'm proud of the results... :>
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:iconsausabe:
Sausabe Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Hot space pants, man; that's quite impressive! And I mean it this time! :thumbsup::bucktooth:

Spiffy work there! Spiffy work indeed! :heart:
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:iconlupinator:
Lupinator Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
HAha... hey man, thanks a bunch. Impressive works of art eventually all boil down to how much time the artist puts into it. Skill, obviously plays a factor, but dedication can overcome all limitations.
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:iconsausabe:
Sausabe Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed. :nod:
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:iconstephanielynn:
stephanielynn Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
This pic is wonderful, but seeing the original at MFF, just blew me and this scan away! I can't believe you get such fine smooth, almost airbrushed looking shades and lines. I definitely have to take my hat off to you here! I can't wait till your dragoness is done! Everybody here will be in for a treat!
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:iconlupinator:
Lupinator Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007
I sure hope so... I just hope the scan turns out decently... I go insane with trying to produce a decent scan...

But, thank you very much! <3

Also, note me with you paypal and details too, please…
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:iconvenator-somniorum:
Venator-Somniorum Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
this one is great really!
The expression on their face are great!
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:iconlupinator:
Lupinator Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
Haha, you think so? I didn't think that the expressions would work out too well since they are pretty cartoonish and my style is more semi-realistic...
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:iconvenator-somniorum:
Venator-Somniorum Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
I think, I really-really love this one, this is really great!
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:iconlupinator:
Lupinator Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
haha... thanks... that makes me feel pretty good about this, but you're much too talented for such flattery. C:
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:iconrenegadepineapple:
RenegadePineapple Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007
Best pic ever! But the pole for the halberd seems a little to skinny...but who cares! This rocks my socks! :)
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:iconlupinator:
Lupinator Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007
Ha... thanks man. I thought the same thing actually... Honestly, it's probably still fixable. My mindset was to do a fading perspective here (got smaller as it went higher and farther away from the viewer) but it really didn't turn out.
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:iconvinnietang:
VinnieTang Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
wow this is even better now. o.o man you're so great you know? T^T
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:iconlupinator:
Lupinator Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
I think it's pretty slick!
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:iconaikdingo:
AikDingo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
You're great at traditional art. I dig those details =)
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:iconlupinator:
Lupinator Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
Thanks! I like traditional, but hopefully, I can get some digital experience in too some time.
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:iconaikdingo:
AikDingo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
But sty with traditional. It's much much more personal, I think =)
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:iconlupinator:
Lupinator Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
In a way, I agree, but I don't discriminate against those that do digital.
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:iconaikdingo:
AikDingo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
Neither do I. But I envy people with your talent :D
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:iconlupinator:
Lupinator Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
It's just time and practice. I kinda feel like I'm trapped in it at times, since I've never really done anything else. I've got time though, but I hope you can understand my desire to expend a bit...
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:iconaikdingo:
AikDingo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
Sure sure! Go on and do digital! :D But keep traditional in mind ;)
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:iconlupinator:
Lupinator Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
Oh, I can assure you, traditional will always be closest to my heart.
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:iconnamaste-divine:
Namaste-Divine Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Student
absolutely beautiful work! I love the shading you used-so stunning! and the expressions-they are so great! :D :D :D :D :D D :D
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:iconlupinator:
Lupinator Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007
Haha... thanks a bunch. It was a fun piece, I'm pretty happy with it on the whole.
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:iconiontoon:
IonToon Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
:doh:Oh crap I feel really bad now miss out on Leona birthday … need to make it up to her now. This is just simple an awesome birthday gift man and I just cant crit such a gift.
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:iconskippy2243:
Skippy2243 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Wow.. This is really great. hehe.. I love the laughing cat. :XD:
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:iconlupinator:
Lupinator Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
Haha... thanks... You should check out Leona's work though, she's a master at expressions.
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:iconskippy2243:
Skippy2243 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
OMG... She's good.
but don't short change yourself. Your pretty darn good too. ^^;
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:iconlupinator:
Lupinator Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007
Haha... Well, I'll always be getting better, and I have along ways to go until I reach her abilities, but I'm alright with that, it just takes time, amirite?
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:iconskippy2243:
Skippy2243 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
aye. :nod:

Practice makes perfect, so I'm told.
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:iconkecen:
kecen Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
By the looks of it someone died, and it's dark humor. It's the axe...

I notice all the detail on the armor clamps.
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