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I'd originally planned to get my next entry in the "Introducing- Nala" series out by Monday, but since I fell behind on my reading and had to help work on a presentation, I only got to start working on the pages yesterday ^^; . Pages 5, 6, and 7 are all now up for you guys to see and I'll try and see if I can get the next two pages up by either Sunday or Monday :3

Introducing- Nala Pages 5 & 6 & 7 by LordBater

Fun fact: Pages 6 and 7 were originally one page, but I wasn't happy with squishing my sketch details just to fit the frame of my page template, so I decided to give them each their own page. And now the series has been bumped up from 19, to 20 pages XD lol.
  • Mood: Thanks
  • Listening to: My noise-canceling headphones
  • Reading: Novels for class
  • Watching: Toonami\'s new lineup
  • Playing: Shadowrun
  • Eating: Cheez-Its
  • Drinking: Water (as usual...)
Introducing- Nala Pages 5 & 6 & 7 by LordBater
Introducing- Nala Pages 5 & 6 & 7
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Index <---
Pages 3 & 4
Pages 5 & 6 & 7 (You are here)

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Well this was interesting; I was originally just going to have pages 6 and 7 be one page spliced together side by side, but the template I've made for the page size turned out to be too narrow to fit both images. My choices were to either shrink the images and loose the sketching detail, enlarge the template page width, or simply move one image to another page (you see the results before you.

These were done close to Febuary which for me was during Winter Quarter. This was were my cumulative practice began to show, learning from the different angles I'd drawn Nala in to update what her profile looks like from the front (see my first attempt on page 1). Image #15 (aka Page 5 here)  is probably one of the most important pages I've done in this series for the sere amount of times I drew, and erased, and redrew the lines of her profile, just experimenting with mapping techniques I'd been teaching myself. For example, I noticed in my earlier work how how the neck line never really looked quite right, a strait angle that just lead directly to the chest (like on Page 1, Image #2).

To sketch a body I'd been using the character's head as a measuring stick for the shoulders, hips, and torso to get the proportions right, but up until Image #15 I hadn't tried to apply these proportions to the neck-- which I should have been doing! Just looking at a mirror, human being have a natural space for neck and collarbone before leading into the chest. Likewise I began experimenting with the actual neck line to better represent muscles in the shoulders, angling the neck line inwards instead of just going strait down (and I'm quite pleased with the result if I do say so myself).

This was my second attempt at drawing Nala's hat from the front, and though I'm still not entirely pleased with the rounded angles I've drawn, I do think it's better than what I drew on Page 1.

Also this entry marked the first time I added in the thin lines Nala's cheeks, something I wnt back and added in later to the previous sketches as the "perma-flush" became part of her character design :P . Again a very important milestone for this series.

And then of course we have Pages 6 and 7 were we finally get a good look at Nala's "energy storage tank" protruding out there despite its "low reserves" XP. It was quite fun to finally sit down and officially try my hand at some belly art (and it certainly won't be the last you see of it in this series either ;P . Stay tuned!)
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I'd originally planned to get my next entry in the "Introducing- Nala" series out by Monday, but since I fell behind on my reading and had to help work on a presentation, I only got to start working on the pages yesterday ^^; . Pages 5, 6, and 7 are all now up for you guys to see and I'll try and see if I can get the next two pages up by either Sunday or Monday :3

Introducing- Nala Pages 5 & 6 & 7 by LordBater

Fun fact: Pages 6 and 7 were originally one page, but I wasn't happy with squishing my sketch details just to fit the frame of my page template, so I decided to give them each their own page. And now the series has been bumped up from 19, to 20 pages XD lol.
  • Mood: Thanks
  • Listening to: My noise-canceling headphones
  • Reading: Novels for class
  • Watching: Toonami\'s new lineup
  • Playing: Shadowrun
  • Eating: Cheez-Its
  • Drinking: Water (as usual...)

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ProffesorSqueaks Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch- I appreciate it~
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LordBater Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
No problem, I thought your sketches were pretty cute and fun in their light-hearted qualities^^.
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squarewave29 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch!
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LordBater Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
You're quite welcome :D I'm surprised it took me so long to find your page, you've got some quality material^^.
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Anndygirl Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama >.<
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LordBater Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Welcome^^
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ninguno69 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
thanks you the watch :heart: nun :heart:
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LordBater Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
Welcome ^w^
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CratedCheese Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
Thanks for the watch and faves!
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LordBater Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
Welcome, I added a watch for good measure too :P
My buddy Hexalt drew your character so I was curious myself. Reading her bio, Eve actually seems like a hybrid of two of my own characters! XD Crazy, might be fun to have this character play off my girls, if you don't mind me potentially including Eve in some future upload^^.
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