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Manga Art Gallery / Re: Devola's Stuff
« on: January 24, 2018, 08:36:10 PM »
Thank you! I'm not liking the color palettes on the character, they're too similar to existing characters and Rose Heart's colors just don't mesh well. Back to the drawing board, though I did manage to sketch the third character, Rifle Heart!


That completes the first Trio as a part of this design exercise. I'm thinking of naming this concept project either Angelic Brave or Heart Song, or something like that. I wanted to get away from the sci fi and medieval stuff I usually draw and try something a bit more campy but with my own personal spin on it. Completed versions coming soon!

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Devola's Stuff
« on: January 24, 2018, 06:30:05 AM »
What would I do without you.

Not much this time, just a small sketch dump of a bunch of things I've been labbing out. Been in a bit of a rut lately but hopefully it'll blow over soon.

Tried to design edgy magical girls but ended up just making them edgy girls.

First sketch

Their names are: Rose Heart and Rumble Heart, there's going to be a third and fourth girl potentially but I still haven't figured them out yet. Also not quite settled on these designs either.

Scrapped failures

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Devola's Stuff
« on: January 19, 2018, 07:11:04 PM »


Southern spy? Don't think you'll fool these iron eyes.


But as normal cool stuff here. Bike girl looks especially amazing, that's a well drawn bike in just the right amount of detail also. The meet the artist thing is neat, dynamic! Duo dynamic! I know it's a common one, but I might steal that idea from you.

I just end up using color because everything I type gets that annoying red line that keeps telling me colour and armour is wrong. It's gotten to the point now where I've just been using "color" over colour online. I'm a bad Canadian. feelsawfulman

As for the meet the artist thing I didn't quite do it right at least not the way I see other people do it. I got this idea from MusicFreak who did something like it a while back, I think she got the idea from someone else as well.

Don't worry about it haha, gender doesn't really matter to me! And thanks for the kind words  ;D

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Devola's Stuff
« on: January 19, 2018, 03:21:13 AM »
Hahaha I don't know why but this comment cracked me up, if she were in F/GO one of her skill should totally be called "I'm gonna die young" or something, lmao 10/10

I took a look, her art is fantastic! I could only hope to be half as good as she is one day, but thanks for the comment I appreciate it. I've definitely been neglecting to do gesture practice recently having shifted my focus onto coloring but thanks for the reminder I'll definitely start that up once again soon.

Thanks Lego! The TRUTH is i've been grinding away at cleaning up and doing a finalized version of that picture for a while now. The bike is most definitely murder, trying to get all the parts and everything painted is /tedious/

On to regular updates, sorry for the radio silence! Been swamped from all corners with a bunch of things, but it's good to keep busy. Street Fighter 5 AE just launched and I gotta shape up and make sure I'm tournament ready for EVO. Also the giant back catalog of GDQ games to catch up on for AGDQ this year... lots to do.

In the meantime, here are some things I've finally managed to at least get out of the sketch phase. While practicing with color has been really enlightening, I feel like I just don't grasp digital painting well enough yet so the focus going forward from here is to work on realistic painting. For the sake of completing stuff, I've gone back to the old way I've been coloring for these pictures:

This ones a character concept piece, it's for a short story inspired by The Cat Lady. (Haven't quite figured out a background yet, or if I'm even going to do one)


The story is called Black Cat, and it takes place a ways into the future in a mega city called Helios 1. An AI chat bot gains sentience from residual data left behind by human users on a forum and pieces together a personality from those chat logs. She escapes and is targeted by a corporation called Colossus intent on studying her. Because she can't be directly connected to the internet, she has to use a physical android body and external hard drives to store her memories since her body is unable to store so much data. She stores this data in the form of cats (all animals are robotic in this future, there are no more "living" animals). In the story, she opens up an investigation firm and becomes a private investigator intent on finding more AI that have gained sentience before Colossus does, and is dead set on rescuing them.

This second piece is something I've been wanting to do for a while now but just never got around to it, here's a (lazy) version of it!

Meet the Artist!

This is team Color Splat! It consists of myself (on the right) and my significant other (on the left). As you all know my name on the forum is Devola, but my "pen" name is ManaBurst.

I'm a 25 year old Canadian dude.

Likes: Guitars, Video Games, Fighting Games in particular (any contenders are welcome to challenge me, I play Blazblue mainly but I'll fight anyone in Guilty Gear Xrd or Street Fighter 5  ;)), singing poorly, making music, listening to all kinds of music, Mordred, anime and doing accents

Dislikes: Drinking (I really can't hold my liquor feelsbad), normies, excuses, myself, condescending people,  social media, eating anything dippable without hummus, getting haircuts, my job

Good traits: I have these?

Bad traits: EVERYTHING

I promise I'll make a proper meet the artist thing soon!

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Jamie's sketchbook of fun.
« on: January 19, 2018, 02:52:05 AM »
You should've totally posted that animation thing you did on disco, that was legit. Great work on the art grind though fam, keep it up.

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Devola's Stuff
« on: January 12, 2018, 03:18:29 AM »
Gotcha  :thumbsup:

Another quick sketch, tons of stuff on the back log to wrap up now!

Introducing Mysterious Heroine M! She's got daddy issues and a chip on her shoulder! Stole the most expensive bike in the garage and has since left on a journey to to prove to the Saber-verse that she is the one and only Saber.


Manga Art Gallery / Re: Devola's Stuff
« on: January 11, 2018, 03:39:44 AM »
Ayy yeah sorry about that, I'll try to keep that in mind when I move on to the actual drawing phase! Just to clarify, by squishy violin you mean that it's too small and without enough detail currently to make it appear 3D/solid correct? I usually don't detail it during the sketch phase but I'll keep that in mind for next time!

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Devola's Stuff
« on: January 11, 2018, 02:08:12 AM »
Yeah I tend to draw a lot of similar characters, guess I need to differentiate my characters more if they all seem like they have the same face!

WIP of my next thang

Had to think about this for a few days on whether or not I'll have time to commit, but sure why not I'll bite!

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Sai's New Gallery
« on: January 10, 2018, 06:12:58 AM »
Woah that Idolmaster merch... low key tempted to get one of those shirts now, they look great! Especially if he has a Hibiki shirt  :thumbsup:. Hope your schedule and training works out for you, looking forward to seeing the results!

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Mahlua's Lair of Drawings n' Stuff
« on: January 10, 2018, 05:56:16 AM »
Wooooo art! You gonna be doing a card for all the arcanas or just all your friends? Too bad you can't post those studies/practices here, because you did fantastic stuff today, keep it up!

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Devola's Stuff
« on: January 10, 2018, 05:51:05 AM »
Thanks to both of you! Yeah the intention was to basically "Persona"-fy her, good that it came through. Yeah I was structuring it like how the party member's Persona's work in the series, a starting Persona that eventually turns into an ascended one when you max that S-link.

Not much to add today, did a quick pass sketch of Fortis' Crucible character here:

And a quick mockup of an ascended version of Mordredsona:

Dunno if I'm gonna stick with this because I basically turned her from a monster to a human and mixed and matched the Fate version of her armor with my own designs. Might go for something more inhuman.

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Devola's Stuff
« on: January 09, 2018, 05:23:45 AM »
Not much to add this time, experimenting with some digital painting next. Just a WIP so far!

WIP portfolio sketch

Trying out a new coloring style!:

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Devola's Stuff
« on: January 07, 2018, 03:24:10 AM »
Oh it's not a problematic question, I guess I just didn't understand what you were asking. Do you mean how I start an image if I want to draw a cute girl character? If that's the case it usually starts with the pose, I'll either come up with one or find references for one. For the character's faces, I just use the old tricks of the trade. Small noses, large eyes, a little bit of blush and make up.

I guess that in general, it all comes from the idea. What kind of cuteness do I want to draw, what kind of emotions do I want to communicate? Are they a genki tom girl? Or are they shy and reserved? What kind of outfit would they wear? To be a bit more candid about it, what parts of this character can I fetishize in a small way? Is it their face, neck, arms, chest, abdomen etc etc... It all comes down to what YOU think is cute and how you want to represent it. As for studying upper limb muscles, I'll look into it.

Something a bit different this time, I've been doing a fanart piece that involves making my own OC Persona character. Heres a sketch of my Persona and some deets on the character


Persona: Mordred La Fey
Arcana: Tower
Lvl 1 Stats:
Strength - 3
Magic - 1
Endurance - 3
Agility - 2
Luck - 1

Resists: Curse, Fire
Weak: Electricity, Bless

Secret of Pedigree (Clears all debuffs and ailments, raises Def)

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Devola's Stuff
« on: January 06, 2018, 04:13:54 AM »
It's more an indication that I do one type of pose too much honestly, I would never recommend skipping the construction process though, I'm just personally really lazy sometimes haha.

Not much today, just a quick portrait sketch and a lewd on ecchiworld while I continue grinding away these images.

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