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    Christi S
    Christi S
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    You continue to amaze me. The way you constructed the pose from different body parts is pretty phenomenal.

    Thanks! Thats actually more-or-less how I do most of my non-standard poses; I look for pieces that have a contour I want rather than to represent a full body part.

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    Suleman
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    I deleted most of the in-progress saves I had of Agent Parrot, but I did save the original sketch I based it on. So here’s at least a little look at how it changed.

    The original name for the character was going to be Agent Boa, but I wasn’t satisfied with my attempts at making a snake headdress, so she became a parrot.

     

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    Suleman
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    So here’s a breakdowh of how Agent Albatross was made.

     

    Started out trying to make a completely different character, a charismatic pacifist who had lost her arms.

    Stole her boots from this… vampire pirate guy, whatever his deal is.

    Could not make the pose work as well as I hoped, so I started reworking the design into a sailor type. Rather than her arms, she had lost a leg.

     

    The pose still wasn’t quite right and didn’t seem balanced. So I tweaked the angles and swapped her legs.

    Once I got the pose like I wanted it, I started working on the colors and the background.

    The stars needed some work. I added twinkling to cover up the biggest ones, which looked a little out of place. I also added several gradients to break the monotony and create a rather pretty view of space.

     

    Started working on the shading, one item at a time. Breaking the process into smaller pieces like that helped my sanity.

    Once the shading was done, I saved the image and immediately closed the window so I wouldn’t be tempted to make further tweaks or changes.

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