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This is my Maple Story character ToriAdept, who (like every other character I have in an MMO) is based on Tori from my in-progress comic.
I did this mostly in SAI on my own computer, which is terribly sluggish.
I was very indecisive with the composition, especially at the beginning. This was a drawing for fun, after all, so I wanted to do something pretty easy (for the most part). I still don't quite understand what's going on with the sword's design, it's a bit... all over the place. Buuuut that's what my character wears so it's all good.



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klydekiss Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013   Digital Artist
Shes the cutest kaiser on Maple. Those wings are awesome!
I also love how well you use random colors in the background. There's really no solid image in the background but the playful way you use the colors to fill the area is just an excellent filler *_*
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knighthead Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
It was really just a quick sketch that I rendered out for the sake of having something up on Basil, just to see how much the site's changed. Damn. Not even eight hours later and I was pushed off the front page.
With pin-ups like this, I usually feel like "less is more," and my favorite painter Todd Lockwood does the blended color filler a lot in his work. It's something I picked up from him.
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DigRat Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
If I may, you're anatomy is amazing, but the tail at the base seems too thick for it to be realistically emerging from her back. Her crotch ends sooner than where the tail gets hidden behind the leg, and since tails get thicker as you go up.. that does not make much sense. :3

I hope you understood what I meant, Im still trying to learn how to phrase these things :3
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knighthead Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, I didn't even notice that! Thanks!
You can probably tell I'm not one to draw stuff with tails, haha.
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DigRat Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
that's fine! I love drawing things with tails, glad I could help! ^_^
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10xTAGx01 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
So Cool!!!! more maplestory art PLEASE!!!!!!! haha, jk paint what you would like! This is seriously awesome though! Im a Kaiser fan, especially the story line. My favorite class is Mercedes though, i LOVE those skills
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DarkVow Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool, youre a demon slayer. I like this pic alot eventhough i havent played maple in a long timeeee. :)
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knighthead Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Actually, this is a newer class that came out this winter. It's called the Kaiser, and it's a lot like the Aran class, but with swords. And it's a dragon.
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DarkVow Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool.
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Coaster1 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool. I like it a lot!
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CoalChris Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful as always :) Though, if that's the Kaiser set sword, isn't it like a really bloody red with some black?
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knighthead Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The colors for the set is awful, and of course in any painting using black is a sin. I found substitutes for them in order to make the colors work together better.
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CoalChris Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah kay, was just making sure I wasn't derping out on figuring out the equipment ><
Black isn't all that bad, as long as you keep it to a dark grey, I mean look at charcoal artwork! Though it's true even I keep away from actual black.
I thought the sword's blade lacked that consistency with the rest of the armor though, with the orangey colour you picked. A red like that of the shoulderpad would've looked epic~ *Massive fan of the colour red* :D
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knighthead Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I mean, in paintings, black is awful. Charcoal is kind of a monochrome thing. But the color black's presence will always muddy the colors around it.
I'm actually colorblind, so what I mostly did was color pick from my avatar and screenshots of the equipment thumbnails, and adjusted the colors to go better together. Most of them are too vibrant for a painting, though. The little [!] pops up next to a color when it can't exist off the computer screen.
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CoalChris Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooooh yeah forgot that you were cb :l Sorry, faulty memory. Well then you've done an excellent job, handicapped and still making awesome artwork! I almost always use colours with an [!] since I find the colours you can't find in the world are so much better to look at, keeping in mind the colours fit what it's...colouring.
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Very great
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QuietOwl Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yo! Always awesome to see work from you! Those wings are friggin' awesome!
How's life?
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knighthead Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
So I didn't reply yet because that was such a freaking hard question. Like. I'm all over the place. Fighting depression, taking on more work that I can handle, competing (poorly) with my classmates, pretty much being told I can't draw... man, this past week I was even told I don't have the right to be in the art world because of my style, and that my style makes me a pedophile. Like seriously!
I'm also sad I didn't get to see you and Dan during winter break. That wasn't fair. :I
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Zandock Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Maple Story is still a thing? :o
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knighthead Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Of course! I don't go on much anymore, but over break I spent a night with a friend of mine and tried out this new class while he downloaded Guild Wars 2. They made leveling so bloody easy... I seriously got to 130 in on day.
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Dante8411 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Adorable.
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knighthead Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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