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Gift: Rico pen sketch by Silent-Neutral Gift: Rico pen sketch by Silent-Neutral
I shouldn’t be doing this (using the time I should be finishing on folios and what-not lol) but you drew a couple of things for me in the past which I did not return the favour for…so…
Birthday gift to ~AzureCloud; 17 tomorrow, that’s only one year away from being legal xD

I’ve been using pen lately for my art major (too big and too many trees :dead:), and throughout my folio as well, so I decided, why not use the same media for this?
I’m not sure if I was trying to achieve realism or anything here…but it's under manga category anyway :/
I just wanted to shade it, and I think that might have made him not look like Rico, I dunno…sorry if it doesn’t though;;;
But anyway I’m kinda happy with it because I usually fail hard-out on symmetrical/front-ons, and I’m glad that the lowly ballpoint pen I was using didn’t screw up the flow in the hair.

Anyway, I tried my best.
I, uh, hope it’s relatively accurate…? xP he might um look too old and ‘Dante-ish’. (I was tempted to add a stubble on him)
I tried to imply his monster side with a bulging eye there. Yeah that’s uhh supposed to be veins around his face…looks like cracks bah. Oh, and I added a dog tag 8)
DL if you wanna see the detail...but it kinda looks rough-ish.

sorry my gift isn’t anything material like last time or whatever (let alone an Xbox rofl) I originally planned several times to send you something again, a sketchbook with some stationary or something, but I’m really broke atm…
I’m gonna get a job once my exams are over…-sigh-

Happy 17th though, twinnie~
Have heaps of candies! …and then chuck them all up in one sweet mess of bubbly saliva 8) ….because that wasn’t anything randomly disturbing.. 8)

<3 S-N

ps:…I just cut my fingers deep with a big knife by accident and stepped on my usb…well fuck me –rage-
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aussie-dragon Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
x_____________x you must teach me your awesomeness!!!! This is amazing Q-Q

I'm in love with your pen works

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Silent-Neutral Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
d'aw thankss...!! I can tell you that with pen-art, it requires different amounts of pressure to the paper, and continuous strokes : ) that's mainly what it is, for me anyway. same with pencil, just, I find pen gives more clarity and contrast.
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aussie-dragon Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
oh I see... The different pressure levels would help with controlling the texture of the object also :la:

I agree with that! Pencil seems to only give off grey tones and grainy textures... pen really gives a high contrast feeling to the entire piece.
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Thallys Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
I just...have to express agin how much I love this piece. It's simply amazing.
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Silent-Neutral Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
again, I deeply appreciate it :thanks:
I will reply to your note tmr btw, my brother is kicking me off, and i got class in the morning (it is 1 am right now loll...) again thankyou so much gahh...
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Thallys Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
Oh yeah I forgot you were Australian, kya !
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JaneReaction Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work I love the detail and with pen! I wish I had your hands. I couldn't live without an eraser. Is it metaphor or does his face look like that?
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Silent-Neutral Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww thankyou~ :thanks:
Uhmm, by metaphor, you mean that scary looking eye of his...? well actually that's apart of the monster who he transforms into, that's why he looks like that :p
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JaneReaction Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh cool, very creative.
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projectTiGER Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You really should do more penwork. :heart: I love the shading and details on this, and his hair is just sexy. :heart:

Me thinks his nose looks a bit too skinny though...

And it's great to see you upload art!

SO SORRY FOR LATE COMMENT I R OUTDATED TIGER
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Silent-Neutral Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have lots of pen sketches; most of them are trees though lol.
aww thankyouu~ :heart:
I think so too, I think I made it too long. to me it looks like an arrow pointing downwards xDDD;;

lol that's alright, i am outdated as well D:
btw, did you ever get around to that X x Vergil? xDD;;; it's okay if you haven't touched it or anything, i was justwondering if you got sick of it already ahaha;;;;
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fullcreamilk Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMGGGGG
HOLY

omg silent. you have way outdone yourself ;__________; i think i'm like, tearing up right now XDD because this is the nicest gift i've gotten for my birthday thus far and it was free! (in a sense.) The gifts i got from my parents were bought grudgingly (and embarassing to go shopping with bargaining parents) and then i was guilt tripped afterward. it wasn't a pleasant experience at all. so this is uplifting and so much better than what they gave me ;_; hahahaaa it sucks getting old bro.

how do i start showering you with praise?? i'm struck just now! :'D when i clicked the button in my deviations, i had no idea it was for me. even if you were to draw one of my characters i would NEVER had thought you'd pick quite an unknown one :'3

where and how do i start. i'm not so great at articulating exactly what i'm thinking, so bear with me eh 8__8

my first reaction: "ooh, who is this hotty for; Rico? hey, he has the same name as my character--wait, WHAT IS MY NAME DOING THERE" LOOOL. also, i never noticed he looked like Dante till i read the author comments. he doesn't really look like it unless you want to see it :P oh my god silent, you channelled his face so well, this is probably the closest resemblance he would be to be real. and his nose, i love his nose so very much. his nose looks so... manly. i think that's the closest word i can think of right now. and his mouth. THIN LIPS. so manlike :heart:. and the little indent from the bottom of the nose to the lips; i like looking at it for some reason. your art's improved so much (too much trees huh? i want to start drawing trees now)... wait,what am i talking about, you were always improving >8I. you're so talented with the pen. what kind of pen was it by the way?
oh gosh his eyes. i could kind of stare into them forever, if he were real. and i ADORE the way you tried to introduce his monster side with his left eye. at first they looked like... sharp vine whips >_>. LOL. but no. they do look like cracks, and that's totally fine; i drew a picture months back and his face looked similar to that but this obviously knocks mine out of the ballpark.
haha i haven't even begun on the parts of the cloak/shirt/garment that you began to draw on Rico. :heart: IT'S. PERFECT. fcuk i might have thought you did that with a photoshop texture.

his neck = fgbarghrly. <333 i won't start on his shirt, it's going to get repetitive. XD Rico's hair IS SPOT ON. it's almost exactly like i pictured it to be. Also, i have like, 5 more things i want to mention. i could tell you later XDD. one more thing i think: the dog tag and the clothes make him look like a gangsta, or some char from castlevania :P it's great regardless, i just find it amusing :'D

anyhow, i'm going to get cut off soon, so this is all i'm going to type out for you here. :heart: thank so you much for the surprise gift my twin, it's truly brightened my night. :heart: :hug:
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Silent-Neutral Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hahah gosh, long text wall, that i was not prepared for xDD
awww seriously, i'm very happy only to have made you overjoyed.
ahh it's okay..my father buys me chocolate for my birthday and a card with like 2 words in it rofl, and even then I have to share the chocolate xD...

I was wondering who to draw, you have a number of characters, there was Siren who i really liked...and then Alexei i was going to draw because i thought you liked him most, but then i remembered Rico the regen-like guy, and decided let's bring him round instead! haha
and really?! it's accurate? well that i am also thankful for, I seriously thought it wasn't going to look like him... >_<
mm thin purse lips....-is reminded of Wesker--shotshotshot--
aw thanks I'm glad you think he's manly ;)

haha! oh gee that made me laugh about the tree thing; yeah! actually, I have to fully render them in pen, like strokes and lines and all that jazz....you'd be surprised how smooth pen can be, especially how it can blend and create so much depth and tone...
the pen I used was a 4pen, those uhm...bic ones?

LOL oh god, i was sared i fucked it up when i drew 'cracks' on him...haha vine whips, i'll just uh, give him a little bulbasaur tattoo now, yup.. <_< >_> xD

haha oh...I was trying for a casual military look, but I guess that didn't work out well enough lolll my bad, wait...how does gangstas relate to Castlevania?! ahahaha -imagines an urban Dracula....hmm-

d'aw...damn girl, too much praise already! i'm starting to feel a little flushed o_o;; xPPP
at any rate, 'm also brightened up, since you are, and that's all I could ask for, thankyou :hug: glad you're happy is what i'm saying :aww:

haha look who's making typos now?! 8'D kidding kidding... :heart:
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fullcreamilk Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
***thank you so much? HAHAHHAA. i'm not stricknking straight. thinking straight. thinking straight.
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Shahrezad Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Student Digital Artist
This has a lot of sexy going on and I can't begin to describe the whys and hows XD Yes there is a Dante-esque flavor to it, if he were dark haired and.. manlier lol lovely work I'm sure she'll/he'll love this because I know I do! o.o ~passes you large band-aid~ :heart:
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Silent-Neutral Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha aww thanks! :aww:
lol! thankyou for your concern as well :XD:
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