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Black Cat for Ayelid by StudioCombine Black Cat for Ayelid by StudioCombine
Happy Birthday :iconayelid:! This one's for you, Man!

My good friend *ayelid has a talent for drawing the fairer sex. I thought I'd try and do him proud with this one, mixing in my own flavour. I hope he likes it!

I'm quite comfortable with perspective but the challenge here was to capture that night-time atmosphere to really put Black Cat in her environment. Obviously there's a limitation to do that with pencils so I'm hoping inks and colours will complete the job.

I'd really like to complete the gift by having this one inked and coloured so if there's anyone out there who'd like to ink this, I'd be really grateful.
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JeffGraham-Art Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a really cool piece; a Batman done in a similar vein (background) would be killer. :)
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pureluck13 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
great peice
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StudioCombine Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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tweatle Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011   General Artist
thats amazing!! nice detail, i love it!!
i ESPECIALLY love the buildings :aww::wow:

its amazinnngg. i want to learn how to draw buildings.
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StudioCombine Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot! it was a lot of work to draw this one. the first time I put so much detail in buildings.

with buildings I think it is easier to learn how to draw them, compared to human figures. There are certain rules to follow with perspective etc, and gradually you can get there. This one was made using a photo reference to get an idea of the type of perspective to use. I would always advise using references in the early stages. Not just to copy details, but to get an idea of the view and angle you want, and how to use lines of perspective to recreate something similar to a real-life photo.
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John-Curtis-Ryan Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Great job with the environment on this! The buildings look detailed and the perspective is spot on!
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:iconstudiocombine:
StudioCombine Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much. it really was a labour of love!
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John-Curtis-Ryan Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Well it certainly payed off :)
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UltimateInker Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011   Artist
i would be more than happy to ink it , it will be a bit before i can get around to it tho.
michael
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StudioCombine Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
that would be wonderful. it has been inked once ([link]), but i would love to see another artist's version of it.
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
The perspective of the picture is amazing. It's by no means a static image. The sense of movement is quite tangible.
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StudioCombine Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
the 'static' you mention was a concern for me, as the background was kind of an afterthought and not planned together with BC. but I'm glad that it works nonetheless. thank you.
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome! The part that truly gets me is even though the back ground is so massive it doesn't detract or drown out BC in the slightest.
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StudioCombine Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
well that's the best compliment you could give this piece. the worst thing that can happen is spending so much time on a background, only to detract from the character. thanks a lot!
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
You're most welcome!
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BrandonNielsen87 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
I never get tired of perspectives! Nice piece of work. So, you drew the background, right?
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StudioCombine Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks, man. yes I drew the background the old fashioned way.. i did use a photo reference, though...
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VARAKIENEN Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Love the dynamics of this one.
is there an inked version any where?
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StudioCombine Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks! yes, the inked version is here:[link]
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VARAKIENEN Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
hmm, Having looked, I think Ill fave the pencils here instead.
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StudioCombine Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
appreciated!
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santiagocomics Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Amazing draw!!!!!The perspective is perfect!
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StudioCombine Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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miklbane Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
That may very well be the best black cap pic I have ever seen!
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StudioCombine Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
wow that's pretty high praise! thanks. so. much. i tried to improve all aspects of my work with this one and am really proud of it. thanks for your words, man...
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miklbane Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Much deserved brother!
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StudioCombine Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :bow:
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darnet Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
nicely done !
see you soon !
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Plugin848y Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I'd love to do the colouring part! :D I've never inked so I imagine that my attempt would like I'd face planted it! :D You did an awesome job on this! :D
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StudioCombine Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
that would be great... i was thinking of going back and seeing what I can do in photoshop to clean up the lines and darken it a bit... ie getting it 'inks-like' as much as possible... that should make it much better to colour...
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Plugin848y Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll ive it a whirl as is :D As long as any other inky type ones are uploaded at the same size it should be easy enough to transfer across the colours, unless there's an easier way of doing that... I'm sure there is, I'm a bit of a technophobe :D
I've still gotta put your spidey ones up here as well! :D
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StudioCombine Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
great. i think there's lots of potential here to play with the light filtering upwards from the streets and the buildings... i've really been looking forward to seeing this coloured..
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Plugin848y Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's exactly what I was thinking! I really want to play with some city smog being lit by the buildings and the glow from rushing traffic like she's caught in a snapshot :D I'm going to have SO much fun with this, I can just tell, even the quarter of an hour I worked on it ith the base colours I enjoyed :D Thanks so much for this dude :D
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StudioCombine Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
that sounds so great I can't wait to see what you do with it!!!!!!
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Plugin848y Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) I just hope I can make it look how I can see it in my minds eye :D
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StudioCombine Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
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Plugin848y Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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leif1972 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Always a pleasure to see your astonishing work !!!
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StudioCombine Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
as it is for me to get great feedback from you! thanks for following my work! i really appreciate it!
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Djeroon Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! The perspective and details of the city are brilliant.
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StudioCombine Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot. it was hard work, but well worth it in the end!
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Filiale Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011   Traditional Artist
……speechless, P.


:wow:
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StudioCombine Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:bow:
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Stiv-O Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! the cityscape and the perspective are great here! and the Black Cat looks gorgeous also!
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StudioCombine Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot! I really wanted to draw an 'appealing' Black Cat. that was the main aim, and I'm glad I was able to do that. with the cityscape, i wanted it to be impressive to add that sense of danger and fun. glad you like it!
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Stiv-O Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so I think you scored with both, awesome job!
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StudioCombine Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks Man! i really appreciate the feedback.
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KuriChan001 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Amazing perspective and vanishing points. Beautiful picture.
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StudioCombine Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you. with this one all the VPs are off the page, which I thought might be a bit more realistic.. as sometimes with VPs within the page it sometimes seems very forced/extreme. glad you like it, and thanks for the feedback.
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raMbo1911 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow man your cityscapes are amazing

keep up the good work
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