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Rain Down On Me... by ahpai Rain Down On Me... by ahpai
Another random work on a random sketch I made and inked with a cheap ballpoint pen under 2 hours. I'm beginning to enjoy doing this style, it's relatively simple for me and doesn't hurt my hand so bad where CG-ing with a mouse is concerned ^^;

Now I kind of like it ^__^ Somebody please help me get a better title for it, ick.

I've renamed it~ Don't know if it's more suitable, but it's not as... cheap as the previous title (at least to me)

- Cheap, ballpoint pen
- Photoshop 7 + optical mouse

Comments and critiques most welcomed!
Textures from Mayang: [link]
Brushes from Obsidian Dawn: [link]
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Centi Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
I should add that I REALLY like this one too XD;
ahpai Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:XD: thanks so much for the fav~~ :glomp:
Leorio-kun Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
Instant win.
ahpai Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL. Thanks! ^__^
Thessy Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
Hehehe, EMO stuff XD Nhoo, at least you haven't killed anyone yet. And she just looks sad, she isn't cursing her destiny and stomping on poor, innocent ants.

Anyway, it was really, really beautiful. Loved the colours, they really worked together and you created this reallly neat pic with such an athmospehere (haha, or something).
Well, meee luuuv.
ahpai Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
rotfl! *pictures her stomping ants* XD;;;
Thanks for comment! Glad you likes ne~~! ::hug:
Lylia-chan Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
Gosh. It looks beautiful *o* I think this is one of my favourite piece from your gallery, I like everything in it <3 ... Well, except the title, I must say xD (<= sorry >.>"). But you did an awesome job on the picture itself, especially the background *w*
ahpai Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL I don't like the title either~ >__> But glad you like the rest of it haha~ ^__^
Nakarie Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007
I think the title you have for it right now is good~ :3
Unless that's the new one. xD;

Sorry for taking so long to comment, but I wanted to save it for when I
have time and can really comment instead of giving something hastey. D:

Anyhow, I saw your other piece too and I gotta say,
LOOKIT THE BGss!!! :XD: They look great, you've really improved on BGs~
And not entirely BG for this piece since it looks like it's sorta merging....
Or more like, how those birthday or whatever cards at the stores
have bits of the cover cut out so you see part of the picture inside.
It's kinda like that. :) And I just love how her hair merges with the BG.

Cheap ballpoint pen? You're kidding right? No?
Well who cares about how much the pen costed,
the linework here looks great, really smooth~ *3*
I noticed you did some cross hatching in the back,
I think that looks so purdy.

Improvement wise, I don't think there's anything that should be fixed. :XD:
Make it darker? Use more colors? Different colors? Thicker lines?
I have no idea. Xd though I'm kinda courious to what this would look like with a different color sceme...
ahpai Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I'm really beginning to love doing the "fade/merge to bg" effect, even with my lines XD I found that it wasn't too difficult after all, with a bit of practice LOL

No, the ballpoint is pretty smooth, plus I, uh, tweaked the lineart on photoshop so it has the same degree of softness as the rest of the pic~ XD

I was actually afraid the bg crosshatching might ruin the pic V__V I hadn't planned on making it like this when I initially drew the thing, is why...

Thanks so much for the long comment, Zen~ :hug:
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