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Spike portrait - pencil drawing by oomizuao Spike portrait - pencil drawing by oomizuao
Something I drew while I was bored waiting for my computer to move a huge amount of files from one folder to the other... :p

It's Spike, drawn with red and black color pencils. I'm actually quite pleased with this.. :meow: I think I'm getting closer to making him look like he's supposed to look. Less buff, more skin and bones, and with messy hair, large ears and with dark, insomniac-type eyes.
so, yup... I'm gonna allow myself to be proud of this drawing today. I know I'll probably look back at it in a month or so and think it looks crap, but for now, I think it looks ok...
:)


art and character (C) Elise M. Syvertsen / oomizuao 2013
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purple-haired3lf Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014   General Artist
I love how you draw humans, very nice work.
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DarkDryad17 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I certainly like it, but i know what you mean by one day "OOh this came out welll!" and as soon as you learn a new technique or proportion stuff, you look back and "What... what have i done? This doesn't look right... I was proud of this? D:" I've done that... But this is definitely amazing. I hope you still love it for much longer than a month or so. :)
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FaithStarLight Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HOLY FUDGE! :faint: Well Keano, now you really DO look so 2D you might as well be a piece of paper ...

Keano: Gee, thanks ...?

Elisey, he looks so real! His face structure is so great, so defined! I can't get over the texture of his facial features. You even have eye bags under his eyes, and they stand out so well that they make him look even MORE human!

I ADORE this! :glomp: Fantastic work!
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pedrenox Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
; u ; omigawddddd

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Ilovelywicked Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student General Artist
This is so amazing, I love how you draw Spike!! a-ma-zing!
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mika9294 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if you dont mind me asking, what year does the novel take place in?
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DarkDryad17 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i think she tells you that in the descriptions of one of the first few chapters..
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mika9294 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i have reread the story since the comment and have found the answer, thank you for your help anyway
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beachelf Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
:iconthumbsupplz: Excellent!
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red-mohawk Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Wouldn't Spikes teachers notice how malnourished he is with one glance? I'd think they'd be somewhat concerned.
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oomizuao Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well, Spike's teachers are sadly like too many other teachers: they notice, they just don't bother doing anything about it. :(
I'm not saying all teachers are like that, but there are quite a few who just ignore such things.
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red-mohawk Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Sadly true. :(
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ShiroIri Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!
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Tonythunder Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Friggin' lovely job on the hair and facial detailing =D
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AME-F Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
So expressive! I think this ranks as my favorite human Spike up to date.
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X-WindDance-X Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I always love seeing the characters in human form! :D
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Zare-Ma Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Потрясающе!!!
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ZacharyZemsen Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He looks really good here! :D
The red adds a nice creepy touch, haha.
You have great linework skills. :3
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GhirahimsRemlit Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
I love the shading in this! Especially on his nose and around the mouth! He has such a well proportioned face, your talent is endless!
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TEK427 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can never draw with that much detail. (It's why I stick to cartoons) You did a great job on the detail. I kinda like the red sketch lines. :)
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dracolupine Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like it you are able to portray your characters as in those animal forms AND in human form. I've seen some people try to do one or the other and it turns out badley. of course they keep working on it till they succed. But its nice to see that you have succeded. (and yes I've seen the other personas, very nice)
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Panda-Pong Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
I kinda like the red sketch lines. I actually thought they were supposed to be where they are, kind of effect to make it look not "boring".
They make his eyes look more insomniac.
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RichTheWolf257 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Should've snuck a little green into his eyes.
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MarcusAnAdventureMan Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the hair.
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Kosmik90 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've definitely improved with your humans. :) Really great realistic portrait of Spike. The insomnia definitely shows there, the dark circles around the eyes and all. And wow, somehow you managed to make him look so thin, like you changed his facial shape a little or then this pic represents him as a little older. :D
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oomizuao Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :la: :hug: And I tried making him a little thinner, yeah :) His jaw is slightly longer now, I think. In my previous drawings of him, he's looked a little too round-faced and handsome...? And he's not really supposed to look handsome - it's just that I've been focusing on making him look more likable ^^; But I think this right here is the way to go; making him thinner and more tired-looking. He's got a troubled mind and a rough past, and I think that should show more. Drawing Spike in Sam-vision, so to speak, isn't a very in-character way of portraying him. ;P
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Kosmik90 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! ^^ I noticed the change and you explained it well. :D He definitely looks like a guy with a dark life/past. You're so good at showing his feelings through his eyes. And the fact you drew him not looking into "camera" is an excellent choice.

Man, I always feel so sorry for him. :( I really hope you're going to give him a happy end in your novel :)
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Nikuwicca Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist
Beste tegningen jeg har sett hittil av spike som menneske :)
Fjeset er mer realistisk, har flere detaljer og er mer...anatomisk korrekt?^^'
Posene under øynene og ørene er også kjempebra gjort :D

Meget bra utført portrett av spike :D
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oomizuao Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: tusen takk! Glad for å høre det :)
Tror kanskje problemet mitt tidligere har vært at jeg har prøvd å gjøre han for kjekk.. Men Spike skal ikke være spesielt kjekk. Han skal se sint og sliten ut, beinete og skrall med ustelt hår. En som folk flest kanskje ikke ville likt ved første øyekast men først når man har fått blitt kjent med ham. Jeg prøvde å få frem nettopp de tingene litt tydligere denne gangen, og det tror jeg hjalp :meow:

Og så har jeg jo ikke hatt det anatomiske helt på plass før heller, nei... ^^; Er litt vrient med menneske-fjes, men det begynner å bli litt lettere :)

Tusen takk for en så fin kommentar, Nik! ^__^
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smilxo Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Great.
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HecticHaze Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice.
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denya-chan Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice! Great job! :thumbsup:
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EpicWTF Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Really impressive :o
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Katashi-Okenuth Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow thats simpley amaxing.
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Fawkes-Winchester Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
He looks astoundingly amazing.
Can I ask what the red lines are?
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oomizuao Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much! :aww:
the red lines are from the red pencil I used to sketch with :) I just didn't bother removing them ^^;
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Fawkes-Winchester Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I heard blue lines are especially effective due to them not showing up very well if you print out in black & white.
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RaverGreen Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The red lines are sketch lines ^^
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Fawkes-Winchester Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I've never sketched like that so I wanted to be sure :3
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