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recently, after reorganizing my workspace a bit, i decided it was time for some kind of new art for my i made some cardboard cutouts of my RO archbishop and her mechanic husband. each one is just under 11" tall.

progress shots, from left to right:
1) rough sketch
2) inked with blue and sepia ink, laying some marker coloring down on top of colored pencil details
3) more coloring
4) colors are done
5) adding darker outlines, line weights, and background areas
6) a bit of white colored pencil detail

after all of that, i cut each one out with scissors and a box cutter (i don't have a decent utility knife lol Q_Q,) went around the cut edges with a brown marker, backed them with cardstock and added some corrugated cardboard stands.

it all took a lot longer than i originally planned, due to not having...almost any of the marker shades i really wanted; i had to do a lot of improvising. but my desk is much cuter now, so it's all good ♥


drawn with 2B+HB pencils on 11x14" vellum bristol
inked with copic multiliner SPs and a sharpie
colored with prismacolor colored pencils, prismacolor markers, and copics

ragnarok online: [link]
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Laurent-sama Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Awesome!! I'd love to make similar ones of my RO chars :Q Yup, still playing, restarted on Chaos :>
Aishiteru-Sensei Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful work! you amaze me!
Haruyou Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Holy moses! *O* This is amazing!

May I ask what staff you have? :)
bara-chan Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! it's a dea staff
Kizziesama Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
I may have to try doing this, just because I want a lively, but neat, work space :nod:
Ninjasmine Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh em gee! These are just too cute for words! Priest class sprites were always my favorite(RIP Memoru QQ)! Though my ideal RO hubby was either a Sin or an Archer. XD Blacksmiths are the sechs too though. <3
inuyashakagomefan Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Wow!! awesome i love it!!!!
traumarei Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
I think this is my favorite thing you've done so far, and I've been following your beautiful art for over a decade! <3
piratebooty Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
I bet a buttload of people would jump for it if you offered cardboard cutout commissions.
MrBIGAL Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing the process!
murasakiowl Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Love this idea. I need to try it once I catch up with my to-do-list. Haha.
Valach Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wants D: Trooper cup
x8SukiChan8x Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
These are so awesome! Now I want to try it too.

Of course, if I were going to Otakon this year, I'd so commission you again (last year I commissioned you for my boyfriend's smarty pants elf character hugging my sarcastic character, I love it so much by the way!) for drawings like this that I could make nice copies of (so not to cut up the beautiful originals) and make little standing cutouts of. Do you think you'll be taking commissions through DA sometime soon or after your conventions? :)
hikari-chan Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I gotta admit, I always envied your style. It remains unique, yet you can still make everything your draw easily identifiable. I really wish priests/high priests/archbishops could wield staves. ;_;
sparou Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
wow--the gold on her skirt really looks like foil! that is amazing coloring.
Kimyono-Neko Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty impression as always! O_O
bastard667 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow!! What a great idea to make the desk look ijn order.. and also to color it a bit!! My desk is a mess.. I guess I'll have to "copy" your idea ;)
TonyJeffers Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Your work is so awesome, please get a youtube account.:tighthug:
I need some help on my colored pencil work can you check my stuff out and give me some assistance.
It would be much appreciated ,but anyways Awesome work:squee:
ryumo Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
So damn awesome!
mistypine01 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent art, bara-chan. Cute and adorable chibis.
Foxxie-Angel Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
These are adorable. I'm going to have to make something similar of my GX and my husbands GX lol.
nuxi-chan Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Forever one of the best RO artists around..... I LOVE YOUR BARA ARCHBISHOP >3<;;
kirikoh Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i regonize your desk from a book you were fetured in xD
life-take Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
these are seriously too adorable *__* i love the multiple colors going on in the guy's hair especially
Yume-Rie Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It turned out great! Your desk looks much cuter :D !
I really like how you handled the fabric and the metal, lovely job ♥
Meeowy Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
super! I did a paper family around my screen at work though its nearly a year old and colours are slowly fading. this inspires me to update them :D
setsuna22 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
very cute idea! Might have to try it myself! *0*
bara-chan Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
do it do it!! <3
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