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One more just in case by stucat One more just in case by stucat
Something for :iconveramundis: for just being a really rad fulla. Plus it was nice to draw his character too.

I really love those faces when they aren't ready for a photo

BG portraits can be seen here if you wanna see them stucat.deviantart.com/art/OMJI…

also thanks to Kev, Jamie, fighter-jet, krhainos & strange-fox for sharing their thoughts on this while I was dabbing away!
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yangtianli Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
HAHHAAHAHAHA the first shot is awesome lol
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stucat Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
Thanks!
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Jettpix Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Man, I don't know how you do it but your pics just keep getting better and better!! This is probably your best yet! Though I could probably say that about every pic you submit from this point on haha.

Geez, I don't even know where to start. I guess I'll go with what caught my eye first when I watched you work on this over the stream: the condensation on the glasses! I don't know if I've seen you create this effect before, but it came out really brilliantly. The clarity of the drops really come out when this pic is zoomed in on. I mean heck, there's even a circular mark where Stu had his beer set down on the table; that's just insanely good detail!! And it's characteristic of the detail of the rest of the piece.

The characters are fantastic, they're in the prime of their life in both pics really. Lots of shine, they're clean (no gritty stuff like some of your recent pics!). The feathers and fluff on Vera(?) must have taken ages to get right, and the scales are really well-done. I normally expect that level of accuracy of scales from people that have drawn lots of dragons, but with your ache for detail and accuracy, you've hit it just right. Stu seems to have had his detail knob cranked up too, as looks like he has much more obvious whiskers and texture on his nose.

The portraits in the background definitely deserved their own deviation submission, and are an excellent addition of eye candy (good job of keeping the frames behind the characters with photos of badzooks). The glare on the pics is a fantastic touch with the slight fisheye effect. Just a speculation here, but guessing that the expression's on the character's faces in the portraits are somehow expressive of their personalities? Or is it just fun faces? ahah

I like how the mats have a VERY convincing 3D effect to them, especially the one in front of Stu with good ol' Badzooks!

I'm glad you submitted both versions of this haha. It almost could have been a before and after if the order was swapped, but then that's probably why you intentionally put the "normal" photo second as to not be confused. If I was having to choose which one to submit, I would have probably made the same choice of submitting both!
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stucat Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
much appreciated bro! always trying to figure out how to do things better, or what can I learn from each pic I do.

that was a first for this pic, made a bunch of observations at local meet ups here at bars. All those times helped me think of extra details to add to make this pic more solid in details. It's pretty fun to figure out how to achieve a texture by looking at reference photos I took.

Back in current day where everything is good, and those hand did take a bit of time to get right since they are something not so familiar to me, but glad it was time well spent on the two of them!

Going out and about helped remind me of those details again and make things a bit more real, and the expressions are a mix of fun one's I've seen online or just plain silly :U

Having the two helps make it a bit of a narrative, when taking photos of people when they are not ready for the camera the first time. Also have it in this order too so they don't immediately come of as being drunk, but more half blinking and yawning. Works well when it's just Stu half blinking, and Kevlar is smiling away.

Cheers again Chandler!!!
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goldhedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Your grasp on depth of field never ceases to amaze me. Superb art as always, bro!
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stucat Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Thanks Jerm! much appreciated :]
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ozkangaroo Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Never ceases to amaze me! Love your style! Thanks for putting my ugly mug in the back. ;)
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stucat Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
chur bol!
It was sweet drawing Oz again, and think he's far from ugly :V
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strange-fox Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As always, real awesome stuff! Love it.
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stucat Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Chur bol!
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PaulTobin Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Nice one bro!
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stucat Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
cheers bro!
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mayshing Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Filmographer
lol love the expressions. XD
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stucat Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Thanks May!
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TheOutcastOfTheNight Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing :iconwowplz:
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stucat Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Cheers!
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Dracold Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know if it does in your browser too, but I love how the thumbnail has the perfect size, so when I scroll with a mousewheel down, the lower picture replaces the upper and vice versa. It creates an illusion that it's an animation and it's moving.
Really nice.
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stucat Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
hehe it seems like a fun thing to do. It doesn't do that for me as my mouse wheel moves at smaller spaces, but I did like flicking between layers :]

Thank you!
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Dracold Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It might be because of different resolution of your monitor too.
Quite a coincidence, that it had the exact size to the last pixel to do it.
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stucat Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
ahh probably, and niiiiice!
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Kite-MCcloud Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Always great work! I really need to learn how to paint like this.
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stucat Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
just takes some time and messing about! That is what I did.
Cheers Kite!
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AgentWhiteHawk Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing :3
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stucat Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Cheers!
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ShadowKiwi Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014   Digital Artist
I really like the way you rendered this!  I want to ask you, how you get to that look?  It has to be different than just ground up painting.
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stucat Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
I kinda do my paintings in passes, like in the processes I have in my scraps here. DO the base and light first, then start adding all the other lighting details like bounce, and secondary lighting sources etc and checking values a bunch to helps makes things pop better.
Hope that helps in some way :0
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ShadowKiwi Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you for the tips, I've been studying that piece for awhile now!  Your process is great!  I want to try that approach once.  It seems slow and deliberate but yielding.  I think I rush through the steps of painting too much.
Thanks again!
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stucat Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
all good! we all have our different ways of approaching art, just doing more of it and exploring different methods is a good way to figure out what works best for you :]
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NBVega Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This made me lol for real. You get a plus fav.
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stucat Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
haha sweet and cheers!
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Oclosawion8 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Cool. xD
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archive-th Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Hehehe, Ok, someone's gotta say it. Bottom panel, first character = Doge face hehehe.


Dude, love your work as always. Love the amount of detail you put into your work...it's just bloody brilliant!
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stucat Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
haha it does share a similar look :]
and I appreciate your complements a bunch V!
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PinkuFootsie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student General Artist
How can you... get it to look so... realistic?
*mind blown*
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stucat Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
just lots of observation from life I guess with light :0
Thanks!
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kenai-wolf Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks fantastic , i guess you are still not taking commissions ? :(
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stucat Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Cheers Kenai! no I'm currently not sorry since I still have that backlog at the moment :I
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Seraphinix Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous
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DanSyron Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
i really really like this.  SO much personality in the characters
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stucat Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
thanks Dan! glad you think so :]
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The-Instagator Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student General Artist
i saw this and was using my scroll wheel and it looked like the arms were moving kinda startled me
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stucat Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Kevlar's arm is in a different position in the second image, so you're not wrong there!
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black-wolf-devil Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Me too! So weird.
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Bowser81889 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I love how they only suddenly realize their picture is being taken and are suddenly able to muster up enough sobriety for an actual smile and direct look into the lens in the second shot. :lmao:  Definitely a great example of being able to use the same composition and seamlessly edit it just enough that it actually looks completely different at another moment in time.  The details are astounding as usual, and you certainly don't skimp out when it comes to creative backgrounds. :D

Way to go.  I agree with the calls for a DD here, I think it's one well-deserved.
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stucat Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
I just like expressions that get taken in the first pic hahaha
Decided to photochop the second one to show that they aren't drunk at the time
Had to bring in some elements from that trip into the pic, and it's those things that help make the image have more life.
Thank you so much again Bowser!!!
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Bowser81889 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The thing is, your anthro art is so incredibly lifelike, and it's also humanizing in a way because it potrays characters in certain scenes like this when you don't go for entirely dynamic action shots.  You can believe you're sitting right there alongside 'em or even being the one holding the camera snapping the moment to capture in time forever.

Any time dude, you certainly know how to make your viewers smile. :]
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stucat Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
I like drawing situations I have been in, or can easily relate to can help bring that experience to the character.
Doing action scenes is rad as well as I love action movies, and watched a ton growing up hahaha (need to do some more later on)

Thanks again Bowser! really appreciate your complements!
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Bowser81889 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't wait to see more of your work, be it this or the dynamic-type shots.  They're excellent without a doubt. :)

Any time dude!
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JinTheDarkOne Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
All the poison!
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stucat Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
awwww yisssss!
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