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My Little OC: Spiral by asemd7 My Little OC: Spiral by asemd7
Well this is my second ever vector and my first OC.

He isn't as good as I would like, and I'm really only submitting him because I thought I might as well.

He's a Unicorn illusionist by the way.
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ixistyler Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
he looks really cool =D
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asemd7 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Thanks...

Currently I'm in the planning stages of what to do with him for a larger project.

Sadly I lack the knowledge to do something truly awesome.
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ixistyler Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hears an idea, how about making him Trixie's mentor =D
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asemd7 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
His magic is quite distinct from hers actually, she just boasts about her power and displays it in such a way to make it look more impressive then it is. His power just involves perception and nothing more really.

Plus, it would be arrogant of me to make him Trixie's mentor.
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ixistyler Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh okay =D
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Trotsworth Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Reminds me of Scar and Jafar from disney :)

'Your beard is so... twisted' :D
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asemd7 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Slightly forgot to mention that I've been incorporating similar eye thingies on pictures for years. And have been attaching goatees of one form or another as well.

There were more reasons then simply capturing a Disney villain-ish appearance to those design choices.
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asemd7 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Well I've always thought Jafar's beard was awesome.

But it's seems a bit strange to me how easily people notice the relatively minor part of his design that was inspired by Scar. That minor part being that little curving corner at the end of his eye.

I've always liked how Disney villains looked and they were definitely part of his design, including some other features less obviously inspired by particular characters.

For instance I've noticed that "evil" lions and animals tended to have longer snouts then their "good" counterparts, something I've noticed in a variety of sources actually. Also, less bulbous heads which is sort of connected.

Another thing is that many times villains would have a tall, slender(Or rather bony) body type.

I actually tried once to more directly copy his features before I discovered how bad an idea that actually was. It seems it's usually just best to draw things ones own way and to never take inspiration from a source too far.

Currently my focus is figuring out how to get more then one picture done in a day(if I'm lucky) and am currently looking around for ways to do that, as I'm quite certain that there must be something I'm unaware of that would be faster then what I'm doing.
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Trotsworth Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Yeah, I was going to just put in Jafar until I looked again to see the distinct eye (the mane probably helped too)

The grotesque is indeed a powerful tool for animators
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asemd7 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
He's not meant to look grotesque, just...

Capable of appearing like a cunning, resentful, somewhat arrogant and self-entitled character who feels that he should be able to simply take what he wants. Not necessarily a villain but certainly capable of being one and quite definitely a thief, though not a particularly greedy one.
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Trotsworth Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Oh, I didn't mean grotesque as in awful, but grotesque in 'over exaggerated features for emphasis'
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asemd7 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Ah.

Well that's true. And definitely the point of it.

On another note entirely...

Know any good guides for using Illustrator? From what I can see it definitely has some advantages over what I've been using, but sadly it's also much harder to figure out.
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Trotsworth Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
The tutorial and youtube vids are pretty helpful. Apart from that it's just experimentation and combination of the tools like most other programs :P
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asemd7 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Wait, figured out where the layers are.

Just need to figure out this needlessly complex version of the pen tool and how to manipulate paths in this.

What's the point of needless complexity?
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asemd7 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Ugh...

I can't even find where the layers are in it, or anything else for that matter.

Why couldn't it have been made simpler to use... It's not like it would take away from its capability if the basics were simpler to use.
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asemd7 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
How the hell did you find this so fast?
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The-Clockwork-Crow Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow-gotta say I love his unique design
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asemd7 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
And thanks!

While I don't think I captured his personality in this one I think I almost nailed his look.

Maybe I'll make another...
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