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Squee by thediscorded Squee by thediscorded
Because AJ needs more love.

This one is based on a sketch of mine but for the shading i wanted to try the style of the great :iconwicklesmack:, she is simply amazing! I hope i didn't fail too much =P

Fun facts: no blurs were used in the making of this vector, only gradients, and i had so much fun with it that in no way :iconpirill-poveniy: had to bear with all my rants on skype while helping me fixing all the errors he could find ( thank you for your patience =P )


Since i did not use any blur, the source file is not a behemoth like the others and i uploaded it on sta.sh, feel free to grab it here

As always, i hope you'll enjoy this vector :)


EDIT: Woah, featured on EQD Drawfriend Stuff #748 ( Source 7 ) Thank you to whoever sent it :D



Also, i think i'll start to use those wonderful tags from now on :)

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MlpWreck12345 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it
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MlpWreck12345 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Which program did u use? How did u add the shadow?
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thediscorded Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
I use Illustrator CS6 for all my vectors. For the shading, usually its enough to just draw the shapes for the shadows and then use clipping masks to limit them to the body, in this case i also tried to mix in radial gradients to add some variation to the colors.

If your question was about the cast shadow, i distorted the various bodyparts to have them form the shadow.

Hope this helped, but feel free to ask if you have any other questions :)
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MlpWreck12345 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i kinda understand the clipping shadow part now :D. might do some experimenting on my requests. other than that, LOVE YOUR ARTSTYLE!!! 
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thediscorded Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
I'm glad to hear you're getting the hang of it :) Feel free to send me a note if you have any other questions :)

Also, i'm really glad to see you like my works :D
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MlpWreck12345 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o, and do use the shading on a seprate layer from all the body parts?
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thediscorded Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Having the shading on a separate layer is how i usually do it, so that the shading can be easily removed just hiding a couple layers, but it requires a bit more work with setting the clipping masks up

Having the shading on the same layer as the body part you need to shade is faster and requires less work, the only downside is that it will take a bit more time to hide all the shading if you ever need to.

Personally, i'd suggest to try to have the shading in the same layer as the body parts until you get used to the whole thing, and then decide if the extra work of having everything in another layer is worth it :)
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MlpWreck12345 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do u use internet explorer or google chrome?
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Modiie Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
amazing pic!
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silver-gaze Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this! Make a tutorial on how to do this please!!!
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