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Zaraki Kenpachi, Inked by Remus-and-Romulus Zaraki Kenpachi, Inked by Remus-and-Romulus
So, here we go with another Anime Character, Inked: Zaraki Kenpachi from the Anime Series of 'BLEACH'

Here is a bit of description regarding this artwork of mine:
As you can point it out in the pic, the date of accomplishment of this image is given as stated. The fact is that I sat till 02:55 AM in the morning, sketching it continuously. Yeah, it was 02:55 AM (I know it's no big deal for my fellow artist dudes). That day was another moment when I realised again that 'Art is Intoxicating.'

At the first place, I had this notion:
'There are a lot of things which are yet to be added in it. I'll finish it later, as I'm a bit pre-occupied with some other businesses... I hope I'll be able to make it look better after completion. Will add the details later in my final art. Till then, adios folks...'

But I didn't realise, I had already completed it in the first place.... tee heee...

To Mark a Line: Zaraki Kenpachi is one of my favourite Anime Characters, although I don't like the show much, to be true...

KEEP CALM AND WORSHIP ZARAKI
 :meditate:
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:icon4thgeneration:
4thgeneration Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! this is wonderful! love Kenpachi (who doesn't really?) XD
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Remus-and-Romulus Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's one of my fav Bleach characters... Badassness Level - Epoc... :3
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mitzama Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*keeps calm and worships the Cap'n*
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Remus-and-Romulus Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha Ha Ha.... It should have been 'Keep Calm and Obey the Captain' XDDDDDD

Anyway, what's your opinion regarding this work of mine? I mean, if you find any lags out there please do point out... I'm in a great need of critiques in my artworks, very few people comment over there... thus, it gets difficult for me to locate and rectify my mistakes.... ^^'

Joker, where are you?! 
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mitzama Featured By Owner Edited Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm an 11th squader at heart. Cap'n doesn't ask us to do anything but we follow him anyway!

As for critique, it's nice as a whole but I think you're already aware that your lines aren't as smooth and clean as you would like them to be. Just keep practicing with longer, faster, and lighter strokes. It'll come to you.

I like the overall look of this and it resembles more of a print block or stamp. It's very dramatic and I like it. Heck if I was Kubo I'd make something like this for all the Captains and their lieutenants as a promotional or the VS. screen for a video game.


Hope this helps!
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Remus-and-Romulus Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That critique is surely of a great help. Now that you've mentioned it, I'll say about that a bit. I've been trying to put the lines and the strokes as smoothly as possible, but unfortunately I've been unable to do so.

I use A4 sheets of papers on which I sketch, which are not smooth. Moreover, the pens I use are the normal pens which people generally use for writing purposes in their daily lives. I don't have adequate supply of the equipment and tools which I can use to make my artworks more effective. That's really very, very unfortunate.... T_T

I had decided to use the Moleskin Sheets, but the splendid news is that they can't be bought from the local stores in the place I reside in, all over the country perhaps. I'll have to shop it online, along with the markers, whose price ranges from $22 to even more, which if converted to our currency, becomes too expensive and almost next to impossible to afford...

In either way, luck is way too harsh on me... But I'll still try my best to improve myself, keeping your comments and encouragements in mind... Do keep touch with the critiques buddy, I desperately need them :)
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mitzama Featured By Owner Edited Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I have the same quandary. For some reason all the best tools are available so far off and it costs as much or more than the item I want to buy in travel expenses to commute to that area.

I do know we can't always have the materials we want to draw with but you can improvise. Yes, like most mortals I cry my heart out every time I see a Copic marker set ad and in the recent years, have lost all courage to even look at their price tags - not counting the shipping and handling fee.

For inking tools, you can try pen brushes - the disposable ones are a little over a dollar each and it comes in all sorts of sizes - or cheap brushes + India ink. For me, I was too cheap to buy anything so I grabbed some fountain pen ink that my dad wasn't using anymore and told him "wasting" it on art is better than letting it dry when it's been sitting for years. If you want solid pens, there are also cheap pigment liners. I get mine from Uno or Artline but I've preferred 0.3 gel pens since liners tend to lose their edge and their lines soften over time.

For paper, you can save lots by getting premium paper for ink jet printers. They hold ink well and are very smooth. Just keep looking at your local bookstores and school supplies for what they usually carry. You'll find all sorts of smooth papers and eventually find a few brands to stick with - and I say few bec you never know when one will run out so at least you're not too hopeless if your fave's out of stock.

I use the red and blue Paper One's. Red is premium and Blue is all-purpose. Other times, I use Corona which is practically onion skin since I don't have a light table/box.

Hope this helps.

PS.

Don't mind the luck thing. It's just an expression of mine.
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Remus-and-Romulus Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yupe... You got the entire thing spot on... Seems the problem with the tools and equipment is not confined to only my place... lol

and that particular thing, which can be used in such a situation is, as you've mentioned, the ink. I've ordered a set of two - black and blue - inkpots, along with two fountain pens. From next time on, I'll try using these instead of penning the entire thing with black and blue ball-point pens and gel pens...

Lets see, the outcome... We should try everything, at least for once, isn't it... after all, experiences matter a lot... :3


PS.

I didn't mind that lick thing. Many a times, I myself use such expressions... ;)
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mitzama Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly with tools of that caliber I personally wouldn't use them unless it's for paid work. Too rich for my blood. Not saying art's not worth it, but I'd rather that extra went to treats and toys for the guy in my avvie. xD

Besides, I've read from a pro in HS that he was very devastated that his fave brand of pens got phased out so since that incident, he's cautioned new artists to always try everything.

Let me know if you come up with something new.
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Remus-and-Romulus Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well, ah.... if it ever happens... everything now rests on the conditional statement 'IF'...

I mean, luck goes hard on me every time... dunno, what I'll end up with this time..
They are costly indeed... That's why I'm not buying the professional kit, or else it'll kill me later. The one I'm planning to use for the start is a cheap brand's product, more of a use and throw material... So, I can relax at that point... :D

and you're absolutely correct at that point... I'm into full agreement with that saying,"If you're good at something, never do it for free..." XD
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