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On the Docks by calicoJill On the Docks by calicoJill
Decided to do some environmental practice because I usually spend so much time on characters that the backgrounds get over looked and I never improve. Then I just stuck in a previous picture of Shepard and Liara I had done and added some colour. Which is why it's kind of out of place... I mean I can't really see them making out in public like that, but hey, we can pretend it's a private dock? Eh, either way, I really like the colour in this and the perspective (Because perspective makes me want to rip my hair out and it actually turned out.) so just ignore the strange juxtaposition.
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Tonko Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never seen that particular pose look so incredibly adorable. Love the whole picture.
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calicoJill Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
haha, yeah, "adorable" wouldn't be the usual word for that pose :P
Thanks again!
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Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The vanishing point got me drooling! Lol I'm a nerd when it comes to perspective ;p
I mean, a lot of folks overlook this stuff, from here alone you can insert as many NPCs as possible while retaining their correct height. And of course, you can place these two lovers anywhere in the frame and still maintain correctness.

Awesome stuff! Cheers! :w00t:
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calicoJill Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Oh, perspective makes me want to cry sometimes! This is about the only time I think I've ever gotten it right! I can only imagine my frustration trying 2 point perspective :P

That's actually a really good point, I love being able to just jam things in and having it work, mostly because I can be lazy =P

Thank you so much!
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Deviant258 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Liara got some strong legs she lock up on Shepard
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DarkKnightJRK Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Nice job--I oughta do that more as well.
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calicoJill Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
It's never as fun as drawing the characters, there should just be a background button XP thanks!
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vware Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
I thought this was made with Google Sketchup. Looks exactly the same. White surfaces and black lines. :p
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calicoJill Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
I didn't even know what that was until now. Had to google it, but I have to say, that's a hella compliment to have it confused with actual 3d mock ups. :) Thanks!
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Akernis Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, thought they looked a bit odd compared to your usual detailed work.
Not much to say here, the lines and angles and the way the disappear in the perspective is very well executed.
I like the almost shimmery look of the material, it has that nearly clinical cleanness that the Mass Effect world has in spades.
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calicoJill Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
ha yeah, they were from an earlier pic that all I had done for it were lines and I figured the angle and style of it could fit in with the picture even though the subject matter doesn't really XP

Thanks, It's been a long time since I've really played with perspective... I even forgot how it works for awhile (Thank goodness for youtube tutorials) but I'm better at it now than I ever was before and it's nice to see a dramatic improvement.

And yeah, I added that little gradient on some of the panels and immediately just though "Yes. Yes good." Going to have to remember that for future backgrounds :)
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Akernis Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Tutorials like that are wonderful, just a click away to find the things you need :)
And indeed, dramatic improvement is always a great thing.

That is one of the best things, when you discover something that you can use for later, and knowing it is improving your work :D
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calicoJill Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
isn't it? I love youtube tutorials and speed paintings! Oh how I love watching other peoples processes :)

for sure! and it's like, you could not draw something specific for years, but when you go back and draw it, and use everything you've learned it can come out much better despite not practicing it simply because skills and techniques cross over :)
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Akernis Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Same, I really learn a lot of them :)

Yeah, I have tried that a few times as of late and everything just seems to work better than expected, especially when you really begin to understand how it works.
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whatever-kathryn Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional
There is so much win about this whole thing. I just can't ok. I CAN'T.

Damn. Great work on the perspective, I know how much a pain it can be.
Awesome stuff as usual! :la:!
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calicoJill Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Yes you CAN! I KNOW you can! I've SEEN it!

Thanks again, lady!
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Id0ntlikeyou Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
EVERYONE OUT OF THIS DOCK IMMEDIATELY! Spectre authority! The GF and I need to make out ASAP!
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calicoJill Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
That's probably exactly how it happened XD Thanks!
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eecarter333 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
the dock reminds me of Battle Star Galatic's bays were the vipers ship out.
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calicoJill Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
I've never really watched Battle Star Galactica, I'm going to have to give it a try. I've been watching a lot of Star Trek though lately... It's better than I thought it would be. :P Anyway! Thanks!
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eecarter333 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
oh then watch the new one not the old one if you do. You'll recognize EDI's voice :) and Commander Baily's
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calicoJill Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
awesome! I'll definitely loo- er listen for that!
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Koralika Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Looks perfect! ;)
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calicoJill Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Thank you :)
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Fistful-Of-Radical Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, those two have such a sweet relationship. I'm so jealous. Also that's some amazing dock. Once again you have set the bar higher. *slow clap*
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calicoJill Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
I know... I wish they were real so I could just be happy for them :)

And thank you. That means a lot :D
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Natsumi494 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
The perspective is great, as the characters ;) !
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calicoJill Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
:) thank you. That means a lot.
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aizawakun Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! That dock looks AMAZING! N7 Spectre = dock privileges, lol. :D Wonderful!
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calicoJill Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Hahaha, Man, being a Spectre would be the shit. You can pretty much shoot anyone, blow up star systems and get reinstated AND dock privileges XP Thanks!
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