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My possible entry for On the Runway. If I finally decide to enter. I still have some time to think about it.

Tried lots of new things with this, basically learning to use colour effectively, which translated into the most beautiful skin I've ever rendered. Good news is I have almost all screencaps for this and I may be able of repeating it if I get in the pageant.

This doll obviously took longer, about six hours more or less. And it could have been longer if I'd have to start from scratch. I can't seem to make any poses work lately.

Walkthrough: [link]
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AyahuascaAyahuasca Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
whoa
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Fenix-Acuarelado Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Valió la pena, se nota la calidad al mirar esa iluminación
global que tiene, en serio, te luciste en esta *-*

Y por lo de la otra vez -si, soy de recordar y recordar temas xD-
es comprensible el fav&run, si estas ocupada y encima no sabes
que otra cosa nueva decirle al autor que no sea las miles de cosas
repetidas de siempre... pues, como que te quedas a medias xDU

Mucha suerte, que si es por mi te doy un trofeo!
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zapatones Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
¡Muchísimas gracias! Espero que me vaya bien. Aunque la verdad, ha merecido la pena solo por el resultado.

Lo que me dices de los comentarios es verdad, pero también es cierto que a todos nos gusta oír lo que la gente tiene que decir sobre lo que hacemos. A veces ves como el número de favoritos crece y te preguntas "¿Qué será lo que les gusta tanto?" No sé, son sentimientos encontrados. Por un lado me encantaría dejar comentarios profundos para que el autor vea que aprecio el trabajo que ha realizado pero a la hora de ponerme a escribir es como si me quedase en blanco. Es un poco frustrante.
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Fenix-Acuarelado Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
(Como siempre, tardando xD )

Pues, si, lo mas extraño es que el "mecanismo"
-tiendo a llamarlo así, ni pi- con el que las
personas perciben lo que hacemos a veces es
imposible de intuir por lo subjetivo que podemos ser,
casos como:
-Puede que gráficamente no este del todo bien,
pero a la gente gusta por el mensaje/concepto
que tiene.
-Puede que conceptualmente este vacío, pero a
causa de la técnica/gráfica impacta mas.

Yo soy media poeta, me gustaría dejarle a todos algún
versito, pero quien sabe como responderán -de todos
modos lo hago, la vida es arriesgarse- xDD

Suerte ;3
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MissLisara Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Okay I'm a judge so this is probably illegal or something... but enter it, fool! Can't say anymore here.
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zapatones Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Sent her in yesterday and now it's up. It's official, I'm in.
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pressurized Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
<su>D: this is fantastic
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:iconzapatones:
zapatones Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Thank you :hug:
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pressurized Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oops. forgot the p haha
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midsneypixels Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wup wup there goes the winner.
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zapatones Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Thank you. We'll see, there are some gorgeous entries this year.
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midsneypixels Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
indeed.
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Becky-RanRan Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, just wow, i dont even know... its just beautiful! The pattern, the hair, the shading, the face... i love it so much! Even the pose is amazing!
Great job :D
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zapatones Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Thank you :tighthug: I hope it inspires you for that tooled doll we were talking about the other day.
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Becky-RanRan Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I shall have to look up some tutorials as i have no idea when it comes to tooling! I know all the basics of photoshop because i do edit photos for my graphics course in college, i just need to know how to actually paint or whatever would be the correct term.. But i will definitely give it a go :)
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zapatones Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
I'd suggest you start by experimenting yourself and looking for help when you're desperately in need of it. Reading and following tutorials too closely may lead to some bad habits when it comes to dolling. Digital painting tutorials may give you some hints as to how to develop your own workflow but again, it's just how someone does it, one possibility out of millions. I'd suggest you grab some references and apply all you know about drawing and colouring to that doll, you'll see how much fun it is that way. And if you ever need help just ask.
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Becky-RanRan Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I will have a go once i have finished this pixel! I really need to do the hair but not sure where to start... i have the outline but thats it D:
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zapatones Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Sometimes all outlines do is restrict your abilities. When you know what you want to do but the outline is giving you trouble, I find it best to go for the general shape and refine the outline or outer edges when I'm done. I stopped outlining my dolls four years ago and any improvements stem from that. Since you're pixelling there's no risk of having stray semi-transparent pixels floating around, try blocking in the hair and shading it and then refine the general shape and add the outline if you want. Kind of what you may find in some hair tutorials in here
[link]

Everything you see done in a digital painting/drawing/vectoring... tutorial can be applied to other forms of digital art, and you'll pick up tricks from other artforms that are just as helpful for pixel art. Seeing ~dpdee's animated wips certainly helped me figure out how to do stuff by myself.
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Becky-RanRan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for this advice! It will definitely help a lot :D
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caitlincaitiecait Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! She is really stunning.
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zapatones Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Thank you so much.

P.S. I saw part of your live streaming last night. I can't wait to see the finished doll. Is it for the Race Smackdown?
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caitlincaitiecait Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It is! Miss Cyborg...hopefully. This is the third half-finished doll I have made for it, so hopefully this one gets done!
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SmiteTheeWithApples Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh what a beautiful dress! And the shoes.
I think this really suits a modelling theme, particularly the face and the fall of the hair. You should enter!
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zapatones Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
This is one of those dolls that you are determined to enter in a pageant and that determination sticks through the whole process so everything is left to the very last moment. I still have my reservations as to whether I'll be able to keep up with the requirements and deadlines (my time management skills are atrocious) but I'll do my best.
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Breebles Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Dooooo it.
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zapatones Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Did it! If everythings goes as planned she should be up with the next update.
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Breebles Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Yay!
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elavoria Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Everything about this is beautiful. <3
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zapatones Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Thank you so much :heart:
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elavoria Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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HeatheryAmethyst Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012   Digital Artist
:jawdrop: this is beautiful!!!!
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zapatones Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
After seeing some of your recent work I simply had to get even. I couldn't just go with my regular doodles :D
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HeatheryAmethyst Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012   Digital Artist
Woah thanks!! I feel like you have surpassed me by years though lol
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zapatones Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
You'll have to get back at me with your dynamic poses and wild colour combos XD
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HeatheryAmethyst Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012   Digital Artist
:giggle: touche
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Odyrah Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Just gorgeous. The dress alone is gorgeous then you see the hair, the skin...
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zapatones Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
I was kind of worried about the dress since that pose seems more appropriate for a shorter skirt or leggings to show her legs. However, I couldn't come up with good designs for those and decided to go for a long summery dress. I must admit that the skin and hair just sort of get all the attention though, she could have gone naked and no one would have noticed XD
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Odyrah Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
No no, the legs came out perfect, even though we can't see them. She is stunning! The dress looks so real, the pattern. Ever consider making a tutorial on patterns such as this on clothing?
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SpiceChickNick Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
WOW. i absolutely love this. just amazing.
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zapatones Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Thank you :hug:
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batty-mcbats Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you'd kick some serious ass if you entered
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zapatones Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Thank you! I've just sent it in. We'll see how well we do.
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