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Intruders Sighted by dragonsong12 Intruders Sighted by dragonsong12
So I finally managed to get my hands on some non-photo blue pencils. It took forever to find them, I had to go to a special store...but once I did, I realized I can probably find them in Michael's now that I know where to look.
ANYWAY these pencils are just about the COOLEST THING EVER!
After getting them I of course had to try them out. So this was test #1 and an excuse to get to draw the other two boetheri scouts I'd designed.

You might remember this from this picture from a while back: [link]
I had actually designed all three masks at the same time and took the one I liked the best for the character I liked the most when I wanted to try a full-body shot. Here I actually get to play with all three. I had toyed with the idea of having a contest to design these guys - because designing boetheri is fun! - but I had nothing to offer as a prize, and couldn't resist doing it myself anyway - because designing boetheri is fun!

Why would I make a scout white, wouldn't that make it harder for him to hide? That should just tell you how good he is ;)

Art-wise, I left ALL the original sketch lines in the picture. Every single one of them is still there. Can you see them? No? That's why non-photo blue pens rock. XD
I think this picture is prettier than Harvest, because I went back to my old style of coloring, but I paid some attention to the background for once, and I'm pretty happy with it. I'll probably leave the eye-spaces white in the comic as I did in the scrap drawing, but I think you guys can understand why that wouldn't work in color. XD

The boetheri and their scouts are from my webcomic: [link]
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Light-Tracer Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
Awesome designs, I especially like the red one, she's cool. Do the masks have specific meanings? I'm curious, as they're all different designs.

You should still have a design-a-boetheri contest, even without a prize. Seriously, designing a boetheri sounds like a good enough prize in and of itself. :XD:
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Light-Tracer Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
That's an awesome reason for wearing masks. I love cultural/historical data like that, even when (and maybe especially when) it's made up.

If there's no contest, I might just try my hand at designing one anyway. It sounds too awesome to not. I would just need to know what constraints there are on things such as color and markings, so as to be accurate.
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Ack! I forgot to reply!

The intent of the masks is that they were once based on natural spirits with the belief that wearing the masks gave you the abilities of that spirit. Currently, they're more worn for tradition's sake with the original purpose somewhat lost - rather like jack-o-lanterns and christmas trees, important but few people bother to remember why. XD

I would LOVE to see what people could come up with...but I want to have some compensation for people, because getting something for nothing is not cool.
It may still happen, though. I have some ideas. :evillaugh: Especially now that I know people might be interested.
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Light-Tracer Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
And I replied to myself. Brilliant >_<
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha! No worries, I do that myself all the time. ^^;

Well, if you want to design a boetheri I personally am all for it! ('cuz then I can gak the design later for my own twisted purposes :evillaugh: Uh, I mean, use my powers for good...yeah)

Things to remember: All boetheri have yellow eyes. There is no exception to this. Fur colors are natural - so no purples, greens, blues, ect. Markings can be anything really, this picture was the first time I gave one of them stripes but I thought "why couldn't they have stripes?" So stripes, spots, blotches, all good.

If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask. :D
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Lupina24 Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
this is wonderful! great work here *faves*
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I had entirely too much fun drawing these guys. XD Glad you enjoy!
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Lupina24 Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
you're supposed to have too much fun when you're drawing, it makes it more interesting.
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dmfox Featured By Owner May 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice.

this give me an idea to do with a set of my characters.
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Hooray! I am inspiring!

...now I want to see your idea... XD I'm so easily led.
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