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Valkyrie color by RedShoulder
Valkyrie color
This is the color version of this drawing ( redshoulder.deviantart.com/art… ).  I recently finished this, and I'm actually satisfied with the final product.  It will most likely become the new image on the new business cards I plan to get, replacing this image: redshoulder.deviantart.com/art… .

Drawn using Vermillion pencil, inked in Manga Studio and colored in PhotoShop.
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Just a few updates...

--I'm doing okay after my recent hospital stay (hmmm....didn't expect that to rhyme!) and although I still have follow-ups with my doctor and the pulmonary and cardiac specialists who treated me, I'm just glad not to be sick.  And I've started on the requests/commissions I had to put aside because of my illness.

--After all these years, I've finally signed up with Facebook.  I may create a separate page to post artwork--either drawings or full color stuff--some of them may be posted here, some not.  Either way, it's been quite the experience so far, especially contacting classmates from art school (one of whom is from Japan and used to work for Capcom!) and college.  While I had my concerns about FB, and still do, I can see the good that having an FB account can do.

--Animator Monty Oum passed away recently at the all-too-young age of 33.  His most recent work was the series RWBY, which is gaining popularity in Japan and even spawned an artbook with contributions from some of anime's top designers like Range Murata (Blue Sub No. 6) and Yoshitohi ABe (Serial Experiments Lain, Texnolyze).  I have to admit that I like RYBY and was very impressed by it.  The following links are to Monty's obituary in the New York Times, an article on the aftermath of his passing, and one other:

www.nytimes.com/2015/02/04/art…

www.nytimes.com/2015/02/05/art…

www.animenewsnetwork.com/inter…

I never met Monty Oum, but I broke down reading about his passing.  He was far too young, and had so many more years left to create new works...it was even more painful because he died not too long after I had left the hospital after my own illness.  I'm not sure if there is an afterlife--all I can say as a lapsed Catholic is, "Who knows?"--but I hope that Monty's soul has gone on to a better place. 

--For fans of concept art from film, please check out Film Sketchr, a great site that is a showcase of the concept art from recent films:

filmsketchr.blogspot.com/

That's it for now--be well and take care of yourselves!

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"It's what I choose to believe."
   --from PROMETHEUS (2012)
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Driftglass and Bluegal
  • Reading: Is It Wrong To Pick Up Girls In a Dungeon?
  • Watching: The Rolling Girls; Hannibal S1
  • Playing: Alien: Isolation; Aliens Vs Predator (2010)
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Coffee

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RedShoulder
Marc McKenzie
United States
Current Residence: Hillsborough, New Jersey
deviantWEAR sizing preference: 900
Favourite genre of music: Hard rock, movie soundtracks, jazz
Favourite photographer: Annie Leibowitz (sic)
Favourite style of art: Manga-influenced, science fiction and fantasy
Operating System: Windows
MP3 player of choice: NA
Shell of choice: NA
Wallpaper of choice: NA
Skin of choice: NA
Favourite cartoon character: Daffy Duck
Personal Quote: "Every drawing has to be struggle if it is going to be any good."--Robert Fawcett
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timnaas Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Hi...........thanks for favoring!:headbang:
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WeasleFire Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
Thank for the fave, I'd appreciate it more if you watched, I've got waay more things to build.
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AnimatorAR Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the watch.  You won't regret it.  ^_^
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SneakyLizard Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Despite all that happened, I'm also glad ya remember the details of the upcoming requests.

BTW, was any progress of the Johann spectral piece made even before all this happened?
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RedShoulder Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Just a little, Sneak.  I was not really able to work on much while I was sick (when it was just a nasty cold before it morphed into full-blown pneumonia).  If anything, I may just start over and tackle it again.
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SneakyLizard Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
RedShoulder, I'm glad you're okay. I was really worried about ya.
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RedShoulder Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Thanks, Sneak.  As it is (and I must've mentioned it to others), I've still got follow-up appointments with my doctor and the pulmonary and cardiovascular docs who treated me, and I'm on a set regimen of medication for a few weeks....but yep, the real trouble has passed.  Let me tell you, taking a breath of air has never felt so good to me.

I promise that I'll get working on Johann (and Tiffany too!) but for the rest of this week I have to take it slow and easy--doctor's orders!--but if I can get any drawings done I will try.  Can't promise that either, but we'll see!

Oh, and what do you think of the news that there will be a new Japanese Godzilla film?

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I sell my soul, but at the highest rates.
  --Harlan Ellison
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SneakyLizard Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't worry, it's alright. I think the best thing to do is wait on the drawings until this week has passed.

Also, I'm really happy because my boy Reptile is back in Mortal Kombat X. He now has a new move where he grabs you with his tongue. That's awesome.
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RedShoulder Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
His tongue, huh?  I gotta check that out! :)
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SneakyLizard Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
RedShoulder, how're ya doin'? What's the story on the Johann spectral piece now? I was really worried about ya.
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