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The Prospectors [May. 4th, 2007|07:52 pm]
Save the Art; Save the World


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Tried to draw two of my characters using photos of real people in DeviantArt for reference. The story behind them is they're prospectors in the far, far future. The human race has finally conquered spaceflight, and has already encountered other intelligent beings. They have also discovered planets of fallen civilizations. And in this future, there are people who make a life out of searching through ancient cities deserted for whatever reason, looking for valuable and priceless artifacts to sell.

The guy on the top left is Gideon. He came out to do-gooderish in this picture, but I like the pose. I've always pictured him as a more gruff, scruffy-looking fellow with a knack for finding and getting into trouble. Longer hair too, I think.

The girl in the left is Abbigail, Abby to her friends. She grew up on a homestead near one of the ancient cities. Her parents devoted their lives to encrypting the language of the alien race and died during one of their excavations under mysterious circumstances. Abby was left alone to carry on their research and take care of her home; however, she was too young by law to own a homestead. Gideon meets up with her after getting into one of his scraps and they partner up. I guess this is an older version of her. She's around sixteen when they meet. I love the expression on her face; it looks like she's up to something, which totally suits her character.

[User Picture]From: unicornsmith
2007-05-12 12:40 am (UTC)
I like him! Nice job on the cowboy hats too... I find those things a total bitch to do. :P

...longer hair is ALWAYS better one guys. ;)

My only critique here is that her eyes seem too close together. There's no room for the bridge of her nose and forehead.
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[User Picture]From: conmoto
2007-05-13 03:38 am (UTC)
Heh, I was gonna make that comment but completely forgot to. I'm just glad I had photos to refer to.

As for Gideon, I'm contemplating modeling him somewhat after Tulio/Miguel (sp?) from The Road to El Dorado--a perfect excuse to rent the movie. ;) The lone-wolf cowboy figure is overdone, but the long hair is definitely a keeper!

I agree about Abby's eyes. I just left them mostly due to laziness and in case of possible screw ups.
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