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deviantID: Oldie but Goodie by rioka deviantID: Oldie but Goodie by rioka
This is an old artwork I did about 2 years ago. The background is for a ren'ai game I'm working on called Love Revolution: Fragile Hearts and was an attempt at making backgrounds like the ren'ai pro's from Japan. It turned out pretty well, imo, especially since I hardly colored any backgrounds on the PC prior to this (I've done good 'ol colored pencils and such though).

The guy started as a simple doodle to model the uniforms to be used in the Love Revo game but when I saw someone post their uber-cool hair CGing one day - I just had to ape it. Wa-lah, I got this! Not quite like the original I was mimicking but all my own and I'm quite happy with the results. (If I could, I'd weed-whack his hair and make it less poofy but that's for another day... <.< )

But anyways, even though these were meant for a ren'ai game, I started using them for my Manga Tutorials site and my avatar in the forum there. Being that this image spans both of my main sites - well, it's a natural choice as a deviantID, don't you think?
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Dark-Spectrum Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
Yes it does!^^=D Awesome!!^^=D
TedTurtle Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007
Wow I didn't know that you created that character about the same time I met you on the ren'ai site. I haven't been on the ren'ai site for a while. I figured I would get to a satisfactory level at drawing people then come back and make something. Anyway I love the background(maybe you should add a room background tutorial on your site) you did. It's kind of weird seeing your character with a body. I didn't even know the character was a guy, I just assume he was a girl(probably because of the poofy hair) lol.
rioka Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007
I was wondering why your name sounded familiar! Now I know why. :waves:

I haven't updated the ren'ai site for a long time now. It's basically covered with a thick layer of dust. <.<

As for a background tutorial, I've been mulling over doing something in that effect though first, I'd like to bring back/update some of the tutorials I already have like the perspective and the CG tutorials. All this after I'm done deleting all the 0-posters in the forum. Stay tuned to the site for any news. :)

lol Yeah, poofy hair does that. XD
neokid23 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007
Dang, I see this dude's face on MT every day xD
*adds to favorites*
rioka Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007
lol I guess that's a good thing since you fave'd it... XD

Thanks for the fave, btw. :3
rioka Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2006
Btw, I updated the image. It now has the Niagara Falls in the painting frame instead of the original Japanese print that was in there. Plus, I fixed the black splotches! Hurray! ^^ <--- Is finally happy with image
yushio Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2006
its so nice...
so thats where the pic on MT came from...
Shnorkel Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2006
I always wondered what was that picture behind him when I saw MT's logo..^-^
rioka Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2006
...Btw, as for those dark & red spots on his clothing - I've got an oooooollllld monitor (21" CRT moniter I've been using since the 90's) and it's not as bright as these new-fadangled-flat-screen-monitors I see all around. So yeah, didn't notice it when I was coloring it. TT_TT
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April 28, 2006
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