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    Lightbulb Just getting going...

    Hi all! I am fairly new to ArtRage. I had the free version for about a year and recently upgraded to the full one. Wow! It has opened up and amazing creative flow for me. I am having a blast.
    One of the things I have been working on is drawing/painting skulls. It is giving me a better appreciation of the structure of the human face. But one of the interesting things that is happening is a few characters are developing. I am thinking of allowing them to morph into a comic/manga/story of some sort.
    Any suggestions/ideas?

    **Added a new character, Bobby. Bobby is based on a 5 year old skull.
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    hey ArtNuovo...your skulls do look good and i like the way youve done the eyes...
    id suggest deciding wether to 'line' the whole picture (characters mainly...not so much the backgrounds) or wether to not use linework...
    i think for a comic/manga...using linework would suit very well....
    i really like the trees in the second piece....
    nice...

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    Very good works. The good think with skulls is that they don't need to say "cheese" to have them smiling!
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    Hey there, great job!

    I prefer the second piece in terms of the composition, but the blue...either the shade or just the hue itself seems a bit out of place (unless of course it was purposely done that way).

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    You´re doing a great job with your thematic interests! I agree with you, ArtRage (full version) let´s you do so many wonderful things!
    The only problem with humor is that no one takes it seriously.

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    Blue

    Thanks Keto. The reason I chose that shade of blue was because it was completely opposite the deep orange of the background and I was trying to give this character a youthful appearance. Innocent, I guess. Not sure if it translated that way or not to an objective eye. I guess I am trying to develop the characters to be dead but alive, in a dark world but not dark themselves.
    Rule #1: When all else fails, look directly in front of your face. -NuoVo

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    i told you the forums here are pretty neat. you get alot better feed back then on deviantart. Im glad you showed up.

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    Ooooh! X-ray specs. . . I always wanted to get a pair off the ads in the back of comics when I was a kid. Personally I would not get my prescription at this strength. I would have been more interested in stopping before I went under the skin.

    I think this is a great series. Very creative and an interesting further foray into the mortal vanities.

    Or is this more about getting a look under the hood like in those car ads where you can see it partially normal, and partially inside showing the engineering?

    Any way you look at it (or past it), it's uncommonly cool.
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