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Merry Christmas by radd Merry Christmas by radd
10/25/04 - I actually drew this about a year ago. I drew it, I scanned it on my trusty old scanner, and I began colouring it. But for one reason or another I never finished it. It sat there, with a few dabs of colour here and there, collecting dust on my hard drive.

Then a few nights ago, sitting home sick rather than being at work as I usually would have been, I decided to redraw the picture. I'd somehow gotten it into my head that I hadn't finished it because I was unhappy with the drawing. So I combed through my hard drive and dug up the old, unfinished picture...and liked it! This wasn't bad at all, I thought. It's a mystery as to the real reason I never finished it.

Until now. Perhaps it's for the best, because back then I didn't have nearly half the tricks I put to use in the final product. I only got this Artz II Wacom tablet a couple of weeks ago when visiting some old art school friends. The grass colouring and the entire background owe their existance to this tablet. The use of lighting effects is also a fairly recent developement, something I started using only this year while working on my webcomic.

This is the first non-comic piece that I've put my new Wacom to work on. I'm not quite happy with the clouds or the foreground trees, but I imagine these things will become easier with experience.

*edit* - Turns out that the pencil work is two years old, from when I was still working at my previous job.
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Bella-Gina Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013   Photographer
Creepy I love it
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feamoda Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2005
:o I love it!!
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astroXLR Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005  Hobbyist Artist
well now, that is completely impressive. you made good use of focal points, and it's pretty amazing just what you've done, especially concidering how old you said the original is. good work all round. :D
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SrtaQuesadilla Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's got soooo much caaaaandey ;_; I'd try and grab some but he looks like he would kill me. I really like the coloring, the contrast by the pumpkin and mcdonalds pumpkin head is really nice, stood out a lot to me. I like that you have one of your goons as a mask on one of the pumpkins. Niceness.
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hyena84 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005
i like how the ghost bucket glows...
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zenithfoxie Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005
Nice! I especially like the clouds and the light from the flashlight.
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thetani Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005  Student General Artist
Nice, so that's Rodney right? I think it came out fine.
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EkimTheAncientSoul Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Glad to see you put it to good use Radd. Amazing as always. Otori Roku rides again!
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VPDesigns Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005   Interface Designer
nice lol
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moreaux Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005
That's pretty cool. Used to use those ghost buckets when I was a kid. ;3
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