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They fight by DanielAraya They fight by DanielAraya
Trying to get in some good portfolio material for SDCC. As always, this kinda started with an aimless doodle that I ran with. I don't draw women too often because I'm not one of those guys that can pull it off and make them look all sexified and stuff, but I should probably stop avoiding it and try to work on the female form.

I was very much influenced by anime when I was younger, and I don't think I want to completely lose my taste for that aesthetic, which is what's been happening as I immerse myself deeper and deeper into the gorgeous world of american feature animation. Guys like Dice Tsutsumi and Paul Felix and Glen Keane have been having such strong impact on my work lately, I think this painting was me shifting towards some of my earlier obsessions. I like what came out of it but there's still a lot meshing of influences to come.

If I'm not lazy, I'll post a step by step soon since I happened to save a bunch of jpegs as I worked on this.

*EDIT* Also, I've been meaning to try to not take my paintings to such a smooth finish and to leave my brush strokes in there a little more. I totally failed in that with this one.
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neil66 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
Fantastic gallery mate
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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FlameDeLeon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, your work, all of it, is truly amazing.
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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Amaniwolf Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
The coloring and feeling of motion on this are gorgeous! You should definitely be working for some huge company with these skills.
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salahh Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
really nice art , your colors and conrast make my day XD
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:icondanielaraya:
DanielAraya Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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joejoemuh9 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010   General Artist
WOW. I LOVE your take on things. AWESOME STYLE BRO!!!
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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joejoemuh9 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010   General Artist
np
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axelalonso Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I like this scene describes well your style and does a great impact to the history on the fight! :+fav:
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legathin Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Student Filmographer
I don't know how you make your digital paintings look CGI like that, It's brilliant. If this was a move, and all i saw was this painting, I'd want to watch it immediately.
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wow, well thanks man!
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3nrique Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Professional
Well thats not a fair fight at all... no wonder he missed. Turned out freakin awesome man. I love all thedifferent textures you played around with in her disign. I think You could have incorporated some of that into the guy, just to make him pop a bit more. I agree, from now on there should be afemale character in evrything you do. I dare you.
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
you're probably right about the guy. The truth is, by the time I got to him I was exhausted with this pic. I also still didn't know how much I was going to blur him, so I didn't want to spend time rendering some crazy texture only to have to smudge it up for speed.
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DC-Tiki Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the slanted angle you've chosen to portray the composition in, adds to the dynamism of the scene and the character's expressive poses. Really nice way you've rendered the girl's body amour and I think you've done a nice balance between the "sexified" aspect and actual functionality of it. (Seriously why does the comic book character of Red Sonya even bother with a chainmail bikini? How does that make any kind of sense?) The motion lines of the blind man's sword are just superb and pulled off really well. My only critique would be that after doing such a great job on the floor's perspective and the out of focus elements to the left the scene loses some of it's sense of depth when the eye travels over the pillars but I am not skilled enough to suggest how you might overcome this issue. I think it's really just a shading issue and that they just do not feel completely rounded despite the excellent marble texture you've put on them. Dam fine job on this one, sir, you rule.
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
hey thanks for that man. I agree with your critique, though I'm not too sure how to fix it without making it not look like marble. Hmm, when I better understand how light bounces off of that material, maybe I'll come back and add some changes.
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DC-Tiki Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fair enough. Just wanna say, the pillars aren't really that detrimental to the overall impact of the image. It's still a visual pleasure to behold, well done.
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Hannamations Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
I really like the style of the girl. Cartoony...but still fits.
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks, I spent almost the entire painting trying to not fuck her up.
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NERFCOMMIE Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
can't your characters ever just get along haha. Next painting two dudes shaking hands.
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I'm gonna write a whole comic about badass warriors with guns and swords and shit and they sit around and drink tea together. with crumpets.
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NERFCOMMIE Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
I still have no idea what a crumpet is.
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I think it's like a fancy twinkie
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BigRob1031 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
Saweet ! great job dude!
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:icondanielaraya:
DanielAraya Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks man
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BigRob1031 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
you got it!
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JoshawaFrost Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is pretty sweet!!!
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks dude!
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Shye6686 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Filmographer
ur crazy! I mean I don't even!
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
haha. thanks?
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