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Flygon - Transparent by Pseudinymous Flygon - Transparent by Pseudinymous
A Flygon I've been intermittently colouring. This is my first attempt at drawing one, and it's actually quite fun to draw - I have two other sketches that I may or may not have drawn in the middle of some very boring parts of class (though I was listening to what was being said, don't worry...).

The shading's a little off. I think I'm going to find a better way to shade than dodging and burning the socks off something, sometime.

Flygon (c) Pokemon
Drawing (c)2010 ~Pseudinymous
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KaliPhantom Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice! Clear, smooth, vivid, great coloring and lineart. Even the shading's pretty good, though I hope you find a better way to do it. :)
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Pseudinymous Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! I've discovered lately that Flygon are extremely fun to draw, actually - I might do another one in a completely different pose after exams. :nod: I'll try a different shading method, too! :#1:
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KaliPhantom Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool! :D Look forward to seeing what you come up with!
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Pseudinymous Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I'll look forward to seeing what I come up with, too! Guess what? About three and a half weeks, maybe, and then YEAR ELEVEN IS OVER! WHOOO! :dance: :party:
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KaliPhantom Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Whooooooo! :party: :boogie: :icondweebdanceplz:
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Pseudinymous Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Year Eleven is now OVER! Well, at least classes are. :D Now I just have to survive exams and Yr. 12 orientation (hello, Yr 12 hoodie! :D) and then, finally, summer will come... :aww:
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KaliPhantom Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent! :icondweebdanceplz: :party: *runs around screaming, in metaphorical terms*
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Pseudinymous Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
*finds earplugs and a video camera, for evidence*
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Flevet Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
this is awesome!
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Pseudinymous Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks El! :D
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cordria Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, cute. Very clean and nice shading job! Awesome job, Pseudinymous!

...just so you know, you'll have to pick a short, easier-to-spell nickname soon or I'm going to create one for you. I love your name, but I can't spell it for the life of me.

-Cori
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Pseudinymous Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much, Cori!

Ahh, yes, t'is a little long, isn't it? You can call me Pseudi, if you like. :aww: I s'pose it doesn't help that "Pseudinymous" makes use of a UK-style suffix, either, does it? :paranoid:
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cordria Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Pseudi?

...we shall see. I have a feeling I'll come up with something appropriate. :evillaugh: Like Pseu... although the u and the e are backwards for it to really be 'sue'.

Huh. *contemplates*

-Cori
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Pseudinymous Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
If you call me after one of those sodden creatures known as a Mary Sue, I will not forgive you. *glare*
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cordria Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
*lmao* I didn't even notice.

-Cori
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Shining-Zephyr Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
For the win. I love your Flygon perspective. <3
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Pseudinymous Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks, Shine! :D :glomp: Look at the second-frame backsprite in HG/SS - that was my only reference. :nod:
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Liquid-Sun Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the way you drawn and colored him!:D
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Pseudinymous Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks very much! Had quite a bit of fun with it. :nod:
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Liquid-Sun Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, Alex!:D
I'm glad that you had fun drawing it!
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Yorshie Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the lineart - it's nice and consistent.
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Pseudinymous Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :)
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secret-spy-guy Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
It looks adorable! The coloring looks good, and you did well with the dodge and burn. other coloring techniques in photoshop take SO LONG. It's silly.
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Pseudinymous Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :D Yes, spot on about other colouring techniques - plus, they can be finicky and hard to get right when dodging and burning can generally look very good and smooth. Still want to learn another technique, however, so I can have some variation. :)
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secret-spy-guy Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
It's hard to go wrong with dodging and burning. :D Other methods are just so time-consuming. I've been practicing with one using the eye dropper tool, and an low opaque brush.
It takes FOREVER. XD
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Pseudinymous Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Unless you're inexperienced and don't use large enough brushes. ;) My shading got instantly better as soon as I started using huge ones, because it comes off so much smoother. :nod: I might try something like that. Time consuming, yes, but how are the results?
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secret-spy-guy Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
True. True. :D The huge ones do work better. I'm still trying to perfect the technique, but I think it's possible to make it look very good. It just takes a lot of practice.
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Pseudinymous Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
It does, it's just difficult to avoid that ashy blackening effect when you just want a darker tone of the colour instead. This is why I want to change techniques, mainly.
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icecheetah Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
I rather like the shading on this.
If you want to try other modes, I suggest you experiment. Or search for a tutorial.

I once read that doodling in class helps you concentrate. Because it stops your mind from going "Too boring, shut down and sleep" without distracting you so much that you don't pay attention. Unless you are like me.
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Pseudinymous Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. :) I was planning on doing a bit of both, actually, and see if I can't find something that works well for me. Until then, it'll be the old dodge-n-burn, but it'll be good to try a new technique. :nod:

I read that too, but it often translates to teachers as "not paying attention". It works for me, and so I believe I'll begin making a habit of it.
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icecheetah Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Yep, see what works!
Also, look at images you like and try and guess how they do theirs. I only really improved my shading after observing how it was done in El Goonish Shive.

Yeah, that is annoying how they think that.
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Pseudinymous Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I've sort-of moved on to working on cell-shading, but I would certainly like to practice smooth shading sometime. I guess I'll find some picture sometime when I feel like going back to my old ways. :nod:
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icecheetah Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
Well, see what suits you best!
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Pseudinymous Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Yep! We'll see.
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icecheetah Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Good luck!
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Pseudinymous Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks!
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