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Russian Winter by Absolute-Sero Russian Winter by Absolute-Sero
"Russian Winter"

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I couldn't go into too much detail about this situation. ;]
Though if the title weren't enough to tell you, this would be during the periods Adair has stayed in Russia.. Russian by birth and also where he's spent plenty of time residing in.
I aim for particular moods and experimentation in technique with paintings like this.. this one I wanted to draw exhaustion, somewhere cold, and fiddled around with not going overboard on shading and hairstyle.

This was meant to be a bigger project, but I made it quick and crammed a LOT more work and cut corners to make it fit into one night, and it's a smaller resolution than I normally do paintings at. I'm happy to just have it done, as the concept has changed 4 times and then the sketch got ruined.. thankfully after I scanned it. : B The bulk of the work has been done today/yesterday.
The background especially, though more than detail I have been going for the feel.. and that isn't too bad. Apart from the graffiti, I only used brushes that came with adobe to create any textures here.. quickly. Not only is Steph a dumbass in the face of textures, she is also nitpicky. Fog was a first for me. I want to do more with it.. I even have had fun. I just need sleep more.

I didn't go too overboard with the skin and hair like I tend to, and am a bit happier with the turnout.. (Note that Adair is not usually this pale, and in addition to being lighter-skinned than normal it's also pretty damned cold, thus the darker lips than I usually add xDD )
I.. forgot a shitload of details... like the sweat-matted hair, snowflakes.. etc etc. Then I realize "..I can't draw that stuff anyway11!,!!.!" :D

Brushes to aid with the graffiti from::
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Adair K. -- myself (genji-rose)
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Sanwall Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Argh, I love his pose! :heart:
All the graffiti is a nice touch, too ^^
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Absolute-Sero Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAY! This concept had 4 sketches done and the pose and idea changed a bit each time (for some reason, this is the third sketch but I did a fourth because I didn't like it at the time..). The pose I was really trying at (though gave up on full body) for a 'tired' feel.

LOL! The sad thing is.. that should be RUSSIAN graffiti.. but that wasn't floating around anywhere I could find it XD
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Sanwall Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Well, maybe Russians don't do graffiti in Russian? I know most graffiti here is in English... Finnish looks really lame scribbled on a wall, for some reason :D
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Absolute-Sero Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know about Russian graffiti, but while I was in France I saw neat-looking French graffiti.. XD We were driving by or I'd certainly have pictures. ;-;
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Iraa Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Student General Artist
Nicely done. Good eye for detail <333

You may wanna darken the alleyway a LITTLE bit, to show it receding a bit more, but I suppose with the mist, you can pull it off without doing too much. XDDD;

I still envy your humans. They're so good. >3<
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Absolute-Sero Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah.. that pavement should have gotten like 2 hours more of work if I'd wanted to make it look nice. When it hit 3 AM though I decided to leave the background whether it was finished or not and glossed over it.
Noted.. and yeeees, I was so happy to be able to use the fog to cover that up/not worry about shading for the perspective as much. XD

LOL! Well they're a work in progress.. at least I've improved with my humans. X3
Thank youuuu! :heart:
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Mikkhos Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. That snow is amazing. *0* In the alley behind him.... O.O That is awesome.
I WANT TO KNOW. ;-; Adair actually looks worried. ;D Hmmmm...
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Absolute-Sero Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL. And I sped through it because I needed it done... ;-; I hate painting snow so much.
At least dirty snow wasn't as hard as others.

HEHEHE. >;D *ominous silence*
..I think I made something to Adair's left *too* subtle.. can you even see it on your computer? x___x (My computron is rather dark, and I tweaked it last minute to make it less visible but.. I didn't want it to disappear.)
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Mikkhos Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you mean the figure than no. It's not too subtle. ;]
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Absolute-Sero Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL. Just wonderin'.. ;]]]]
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