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What Now? by CrimsonMagpie What Now? by CrimsonMagpie
Here we have one of my personal favourite panels from Metal Whisper, a Madefire motion comic I'm working on currently. :dummy:

This image rerpresents the switch I made recently toward more comprehensively photo-referencing my work as opposed to relying solely on imagination. I used to think it cheating (:lol:), but since turning pro have come to learn that it's a very popular and sensible way of doing things. I prefer to take my own photos, helped by some understanding and generous friends who let me snap pictures of them in odd poses. Cheers, VonBrrr for posing as the guy in green! 

Some of my long-term watchers might notice that I've moved from being a technophobic luddite to fully embracing digital colouring techniques. 

Chapter 1 of the comic itself can be read for FREE by clicking the thumbnail below! :eager:
Metal Whisper [teaser] by BrokenTales

EDIT:
Jazzed up colours and added hand-painted cel-shading. Also fixed some anatomy issues. 
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JohnPatience Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016
Good one.
Liked and agreed your comments on the use of photography.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Cheers John, it takes a bit of time investment at the start, but the photos do help a lot. :nod:
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The-Build Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice bit of composition, especially with the colour pallet.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Cheers, I'm always conscious of making the colours too boring or naturalistic. :p
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The-Build Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You do it well, I tend to badly balls things up when colour gets added.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Psh, I still need a lot of practice and learning! 
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The-Build Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's called life, the idea of reaching a limit in any area I enjoy would terrify me.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Well said. Life should be an endless quest. :dummy:
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The-Build Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And without a set end in mind, it's quite worrying how some people seem to have it all planned and rigidly so.
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solid-alcohol Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Still like this one. Still reminds me of The Walking Dead. :P
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Certainly not a bad comparison at all! Adlard is a great artist. :dummy:
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