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For Some Reason I think Home by dragonsong12 For Some Reason I think Home by dragonsong12
After the success of the experiment with inked lines [link] I decided to try my non-photo blue pencils with regular pencil lines to see if it still worked.
It does! Look at that! Not a sketch line to be seen, and they're all still in the original drawing. Total awesomesauces.

The picture itsef is one I've been meaning to do for a long time...I really like it when it rains. Not in the emo "I'm only happy when it rains" sense (though I do like that song) but in the sense that rain genuinely makes me feel happy. It puts a smile on my face a lifts my spirits. But this is something people just don't get, and I can't explain it (what nut would be happy that it's raining? yeesh!) so I thought "a picture's worth a thousand words" why don't I draw it?

So I did. This guys isn't anyone. He's not a character anywhere. He was just constructed for this picture. So there's no story to him. The idea with the blood was that the rain was washing it off his face. Doesn't quite work, but I'm still happy with it. I like drawing ruins.

He looks kinda like a pirate *laugh* that wasn't intentional.
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FlyofDragon Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
He looks great! I can see how the rain is washing the blood off his face and I love how there's a difference in the saturation of the colour of the blood based on where the rain has hit him.

Love it!
dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! This was a fun picture to do combining a lot of things I personally enjoy. it makes me so glad when others enjoy it as well! :)
daringdreamerzart Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Kinda looks like the hero from Fable 1 but all in all it's very nicely done
dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've actually never played Fable, though maybe I should if I'm secretly channeling their character designs, haha!
daringdreamerzart Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
All hail the secret channeler~!
XD it's a fun game i just got it again on the xbox, and it brought back a lot of feels when I saw that picture
VladimirSlavik Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
The more conservative approach to colors apparently worked well :) You did something to lines as well, not sure if they're thinner or not full black. And shading is smoother, too... to me it seems quite different style from what you usually upload here, but all the changes were for better!
dragonsong12 Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! Sadly, I don't expect the softer colors to last long, I tend towards the more brilliant ones, I really had to reign myself in to make these as muted as they are. (In fact, they ARE brighter than they appear, I put a layer overtop to dull it all down ^^;) But doing work like this makes it easier to do next time, so it will eventually have a lasting effect I hope. ^^;

Thanks though, I'm really proud of this one and put a lot of work into it! Glad you liked it!
Light-Tracer Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
I love the rain too. Very nice pic, I love the BG and the color effects and the expression on the random character's face. Pretty much sums up my feelings on rain.
dragonsong12 Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad to hear so many people understand the sentiment. Often when I mention it to people, they just look at me like I'm nuts. ^^;

I'm happy with this piece all around, since I even put some effort into the background for once. It seems I actually achieved the coveted "picture worth a thousand words" effect I'm looking for.
Lupina24 Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
cool rain effects and the guy looks awesome, but yeah, I know what ya mean with liking rain.
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