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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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PyromaniacVampire Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so :lol: humourfull!
Lupinator Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Haha... that was the idea. :3 Glad I succeeded.
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:
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.
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:
OzzyOzFox Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
They're laughing at ME! ;A;
Lupinator Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
At J00!
OzzyOzFox Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
Lolz, I love this picture! :3
chrestamanchi Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Student Photographer
i likey =]
Lupinator Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
y thanky :>
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