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FFIX - Catch me if you can by pika FFIX - Catch me if you can by pika
Oh the scanner of mine... Why do you rrrrrrape the colors of my watercolor works? :cries:


This I made for :iconsushizume: as her graduation card.

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! ! Wear yer white hat with pride! :giggle:


Zidane - Final Fantasy 9 © Square Enix
pic © me (~pika)

-lineart: pencil, inking pen
-colors: watercolors
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:iconhiderou:
Hiderou Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
niinpä taidan ^^"
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:iconsushizume:
sushizume Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I shall!!!! Thankies babe ;D
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:iconpika:
pika Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap:
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Kupo-Nut89 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007  Student
cool. I think the colours look great
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cptkitten Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007   General Artist
Zidane! *cheers*

Love the collours.
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:iconson-of-the-winds:
Son-of-the-winds Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007
Have you tried coloring it differently so it will turn out perfect on the scanner?
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:iconpika:
pika Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not how I color, it's the paper :(
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:iconson-of-the-winds:
Son-of-the-winds Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007
I know, have you tried to do the other way around? Try experimenting it, it might turn out good :D
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:iconpika:
pika Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't. Feeling lazy about experimenting. XD
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Johncleric Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007
Oooppss.. I mean ur water coloring not color-penciling <stupid typo and brain>
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:iconjohncleric:
Johncleric Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007
Nice sketch, the colored-penciling here is awesome and love the it turned out ^^ this pic rox!!!
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:iconkhriss28:
Khriss28 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
MORE ZIDANE LOVE

there is not enough.
i love this guy so much <3
go ffix!!!!! <3 <3
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Foxy-Sierra Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
ZIDANE!!!*tackle snuggles* <3

Awesome watercoloring work, Pika-san! :D

And yeah, scanners can be really mean sometimes T_T
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:iconpika:
pika Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Zidane :XD:; I think I need to think a working scanning way for watercolors... Bleeh, it's the paper!!
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BlackMage--Lulu Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
looks good regardless of your scanner raping the colours
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xxDarkstarAngelxx Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
i dont think the colors are that bad!

i wish i could do watercolors. i tried a couple years ago, and it turned out a disaster. never have i done it since (plus, i was like 10, so i sucked...) haha nice picture. i like it
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:iconpika:
pika Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I suggest you try again ^-^ With better equipments than you had when you were.. 10 :XD: And of course.. the paper you use watercolors on.. it can't be just any paper you draw on. It has to be hard and not bend when you lift it into air.
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xxDarkstarAngelxx Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
hmm yea i should try again... i make good oil paintings... but watercolors is different. yea i know that paper that ur talkin about. it like, stops the colors from bleeding or something... not sure. haha i was just so scared to ever watercolor again after that last catastrophe XD
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pika Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
It seems you have the same problem of using too much water ;) Oils don't much anything for the same purpose since they don't dry so fast and you can fix and mix them the way you want or even take it off. Soo I suggest you use good stiff brushes and LITTLE water :)
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BlackFeatherz29 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Scanners are crap, but one must count on them night and day if one is to transmit art to the computer without additional darkening! Mou... last time I used mine, it mangled my sketch and almost none of the colors came out. And of the ones that did, I had to mess around Photoshop to get them right. And that was with colored pencil! >.<

I don't know who this character is, but the colors are SO clean and bright, regardless of what you say! If this is what you call bad, then your original must be so much better! Never scanned watercolors before, but I do know that scanners hate copic markers, too. And those tiny beads ...! How do you control your brush so well?!
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pika Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I have good brushes? :coffeecup: They don't bend when I push them a little, they stay sharp.. Synthetic brushes! Nothing of a hair of an animal. Those type of brushes suck arses >.>; You can see and feel it in yer fingers. Synthetic are very smoot and stiff, real hair brushes bend like grass in a wind ~.~;

I'm lucky my scanner doesn't hate copic markers :boogie:
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BlackFeatherz29 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Ehehe... I haven't done watercolor in many years. And that was when I was using those kiddie kits with the really bad brushes @.@ Maybe that's what you mean by good brushes? :XD:

Last time I scanned in a copic marker piccie, the skin tones looked really light and really yellow instead of tannish, and the black looked really gray.
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Fan-the-little-demon Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
yay for Zidane!!! :D
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Cleocatra Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Student General Artist
How do you make your watercolours so clean?

Does your scanner make the colours look a bit faded? I'm sure you can correct it in photoshop if it does, or change the settings of your scanner to not do it so bright, then just mess around in photoshop to get the colours how you want it to precisely look.

This looks fantastic!
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:iconpika:
pika Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
how do I... uh :confused: What you mean by that? Doesn't go over lines? Blue is blue? :O

I can't do anything about it :cries: the watercolor paper is so thick and has bumbs on it and stuff, and the scanner tries to get everything on the pic scanned and overlighting the "closest" to scannering thingie... Boo I can't explain... but it rapppppes the colors anways like that ;_;
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Cleocatra Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Student General Artist
I can't use my watercolours well XD The same colour changes several times due to water concentration and then bits run around the place.

Geeeeh, so all we can do is curse the scanner? XD

Eeeevil scanner! Release the colours from your evil grasp!
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:iconpika:
pika Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
DUDE!! Use LESS WATER!! :XD: Although it's watercolors, you aren't supposed to drown the pic into water <.<; if you don't want the colors to blend together, WAIT the first color to dry.
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:iconcleocatra:
Cleocatra Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Student General Artist
Maaaan, I have no patience to let things dry XD;;;;;
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:iconpika:
pika Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
RAWR!!! >:E






:rofl:
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