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Just finished this picture as a surprise gift for my wonderful friend :iconkibiro: :hug: I hope you like it!

This is the kind of stuff I sketch out during free time at work. Done with a medium Sharpie pen and ultra-fine Sharpies on plain copy paper. NO PRE-SKETCH in pencil.

Comments and feedback greatly appreciated, thanks!
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shadysmile Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
I love all your colorful works!! I am getting back into my art...it's been a LONG time and I am always afraid of color. I am mostly a sketcher with pencil and charcoals. Any suggestions on how to ease my way into color? Thanks!
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graffitica Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much! :) I know what it's like to have a long dry spell with art. I didn't start getting back into it until a couple of years ago. Just never had the time like when I was younger. I also used to deal mainly with pencil, but don't touch it much these days. As far as easing into color, I don't think there is one simple way to do that. For me, color speaks volumes, so I let it do the talking for me. Suggestions would include starting out with colors you are comfortable with, minimal shading, use of flat color to start you off and then adding pops of it as accents throughout your pieces. The more you work with color, the more comfortable you'll be, so experiment and try different shades of one specific until you feel good about it. Then, just add in more as you progress. Hope this helps! :D
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Oroshigane Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work! Very Creative I love the swirly purple castle, does a good job of drawing me in. Excellent piece!
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graffitica Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a swirly purple tree, but your interpretation is very cool. :) I'm in a Dr. Seuss kind of vibe currently and have a similar one in the works. Thanks so much, I'm glad you like it!
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Oroshigane Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow! now that I look at it I see that is a tree, I over analyzed it lol, still great job though keep up the good work!
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graffitica Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, thanks! :D I LIKE that you over analyzed it and I LIKE hearing other ppls POV on my work. Just bc I create one thing doesn't mean it isn't open to interpretation by someone else. :)
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Oroshigane Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well thats good to know :)
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:icongraffitica:
graffitica Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed. :aww:
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ShockBlade501 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
excellent, as usual
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:icongraffitica:
graffitica Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, thanks! :) Glad you like it. I already have a similar one in the works, should be up in a few days.
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ShockBlade501 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
cool
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bear48 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional
nice job
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional
sweet job
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:icongraffitica:
graffitica Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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Bassinio Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wowww, so many beautiful colours!
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:icongraffitica:
graffitica Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much! :D
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A-D-McGowan Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
vibrant
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graffitica Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I appreciate it. :)
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A-D-McGowan Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
:D
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aquiresville Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Really cool, Lu, I always get lost in your funky-cool shading technique! It's wonderful midnight psychedelia, with trippy treetops and a ghoulish owl! Very exciting piece, and your friend's going to really enjoy this work! Cheers, Roger
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graffitica Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He did enjoy it, thanks so much! :) It was one of those spur of the moment pieces as the clock was winding down at work and I'm stuck there alone the last 2 hours of my day. Very glad you like it and your feedback is always so detailed and appreciated.
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aquiresville Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
:eyepopping: :w00t:
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graffitica Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Playing with the icons again? lol
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aquiresville Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
O:happybounce:F:happybounce: - C:happybounce:O:happybounce:U:happybounce:R:happybounce:S:happybounce:E
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graffitica Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:rofl: kudos for the letter/icon separation.
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aquiresville Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's a Skill, from my evolved Skill Set
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graffitica Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I see. Nice! :D
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IdolRebel Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Trippy stuff.
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graffitica Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you think so. lol :D Thanks!
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KINGOOB Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
That is awesome! Puts me in the mood for some Jefferson Airplane :)
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:icongraffitica:
graffitica Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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KINGOOB Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
:)
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KINGOOB Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Always a pleasure!
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bear48 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional
Love it
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:icongraffitica:
graffitica Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, it means a lot Bear! :D
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Penis-Jam Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student General Artist
RARE?
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:icongraffitica:
graffitica Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, did you have a question about it or something?
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Penis-Jam Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student General Artist
sorry it's in caps XD yeah i didn't get the title :<
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:icongraffitica:
graffitica Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bc it was an inside convo for the friend I drew it for. :)
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Penis-Jam Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student General Artist
ooooh :meow: okay then *wink*
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graffitica Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, thanks. :)
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kibiro Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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graffitica Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle: So you like it?
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kibiro Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
like it.... i love it >:(((((
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graffitica Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. :aww:
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kibiro Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that smiley came out far too wrong. i forget to put the spaces. lol thats an angry yes :j
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graffitica Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It happens, lol. :) Angry yes?
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kibiro Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yes its supposed to make the yes seem a lot more serious.
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:icongraffitica:
graffitica Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ah, I understand now. :) It's a firm yes....
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