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Tuesday, July 3rd 2001 - 03:01PM :

Jen Holiday - Cyborg Girl

The character was drawn for a character art contest based on a written description (see below). I'm sure I could have ranked near the top, if it wasn't for the fact the organizer of the contest decided to pack up and quit without letting anyone know! Being a cynic, I'm guessing the guy gathered up all our submissions then decided to make use of them without awarding the promised prizes Everyone who entered tried very hard and produced some great stuff from what I could see, so it was a shame.

The original brief I gathered inspiration from:
"The Character-
Her name is "Jennifer Holiday" with a deep, thoughtful, but not mean, attitude... be sure to incorporate this into the pic. Like have her in a cave looking at herself in a puddle, or in a forest touching a tree ... you get the point.
Style- anime... I don't mind western influences or artsy stuff like that as long as you can clearly see the anime aspect, i don't care what style you use... except chibi... i want a real character pic.
Her features-
she has long hair... about to the back of her elbows. her hair is pitch black with streaks of whatever color you think would work. She has Blue eyes (they should be intense and thoughtful) and should be about 5'11" and weigh about 115-120lbs. Her clothes should be futuristic. she's from the year 3000-ish so dress her accordingly. She is the gunner on a ship called the "Crimson Dawn" so a ship uniform will do also. Also she loves the gym so her body should be jaw dropping.. don't skimp on the boobies.. Now we get into the Tricky stuff... Her forearms (from fingertips to elbow) are totally robotic/mechanic. she had her arms chopped off... (long story) anyway they look totally robotic so don't try to draw them like little buttons and doohickies on a normal looking arm.. i wanna see wires and plating and junk... kinda like the witchblade but robotic, also the metal used to make her arms is black... that's about all the specifications i have.
General stuff-
Her attitude is thoughtful, not stupid. she's a fairly intelligent individual so don't draw her as some dumbass humming barney songs in a straight jacket with a big "L" on her forehead. Also small tatts are optional but a plus... nothing naughty, just like a rabbit, or butterfly or heart... something girly. Also the pic must be CG'ed, i don't care if someone else CG's it for you but the money will only be awarded to the penciller/inker... then he can send half to the CG artist.. or whatever you work out."

The contest was later judged by my a forum member just for fun and I was awarded 3rd place

Pencil, Ink & Photoshop 5.5

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Friday, April 6th 2001 - 02:26PM :

Nikki : What a ditz!

Nikki is now one of my most well known characters- probably due to her sexy style, artificially big hair and boobs! Maybe I'll make a mini manga featuring Nikki some time? That'd be cool and I've already got a few plot ideas for it.
Although a little dated now, the drawing turned out how I wanted at the time and was pleased with the pencil and colouring work, despite taking forever to finish. I hope to develop and improve on this character in the future.

Nikki Notes: I never really considered an audience for my work, I just draw what I like at the time. But looking through my portfolio, I'd say most of it is probably geared towards teenage males. Trouble is, it leads to criticism from younger (and some older) girls about my work being too suggestive, erotic or artificial. I guess Nikki must fall into that category? I doubt my preferences on subject matter will change overnight so I apologize if Nikki (or her big boobs) offends anyone. But at the end of the day, that's the way I'm liking it so if people would be so kind as to give a break I'd appreciate it!

Pencil & Photoshop 5.5

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Sunday, March 25th 2001 - 01:54PM :

Cyberpunk Junkie

The line work is dated and flawed compared to more recent work but this was the first original CG that I completed and was proud of. I made good use of the popular comic book 'cuts' technique, which is something I can be weary of, but especially for cleaner line art I work with.

I entered this one for a cyberpunk contest at my local message board. I can't remember if I won or not but felt at least I still had a decent piece of work under my belt none the less The character isn't anyone special, he's just supposed to look like a futuristic bad-ass punk!

Pencil & Photoshop 5.5

Drawn in Pencil

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Friday, March 16th 2001 - 01:48PM :

Camille Clair

Another one of Momo's characters for the Monthly anime gaijin art event. It's got more of an atmosphere than the Sage pic and I like the colours used. To get this sort of lighting/colour effect I simply CGed the picture as normal, then spent ages playing with all the variables in PhotoShop, adding a few filters here and there.
After working on my March submission up until the last hour, I realized I wasn't going to get it finished so I had to make some cut backs and edits to my work. My original intention was to feature both Sage and Camille in the same picture, unfortunately I didn't finish CGing Camille until it was too late! However I still like my submission of Sage on his own, and the Camille pic was an extra really - if I had another day I would have entered her instead though, because a lot of people seem to prefer that picture.

Pencil sketch, re-traced/neatened then coloured with Photoshop 5.5

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