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Yay! I can finally post this now that the post count has been removed. XD I'll post all my recent and/or interesting and/or problematic artworks here. My most recent works can be found at the top of this list with NEW! written beside them. Work that I consider favorites of mine will have ♥'s beside them. Older pieces will be rotting away at the bottom, collecting dust and growing mold. XD You can find my main gallery here on dA. Feedback is appreciated!

I AM NOT UPDATING THIS LIST ANY MORE. NEW ART IS IN THE MOST RECENT POST.

NEW! | Pen Tool Tutorial | April 7th 2010 |

Pen Tool Tutorial

Quite helpful, or so I'm told. Check it out!

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NEW! | (Sketch Diary Set) | November 2009 - April 2010|

Sketch Diary #1

Sketch Diary #2

Sketch Diary #3

Sketch Diary #4

Sketch Diary #5

Drawings, old comics, and other fun things.

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NEW! | APH - Austria/Hungary WIP | February 2010 |

Austria-Hungary WIP

I have no intention of finishing this. ;____:

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NEW! | APH - Germany WIP | February 22nd, 2010 |

UPDATED APH - Germany WIP

Delicious hunk of man-meat. u0u

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NEW! | APH - Liechtenstein - 25K | February 2010 |

APH - Liechtenstein - 25K

Hey, girlfriend! :awesome:

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NEW! | APH - Italy Valentine's Day | February 17th, 2010 |

APH - Italy Valentine's Day

Ve~! Doitsu!

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NEW! | APH - America and Canada | January 13th, 2010 |

APH - America and Canada

Kawaii!

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NEW! | Paper Mario - Boggly Woods | December 24th, 2009 |

Paper Mario - Boggly Woods

Gift for my sister.

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NEW! | Super Mario - Cake Factory | November 3rd, 2009 |

Super Mario - Cake Factory v5

DAILY DEVIATION GET. OH YEAH.

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| (Animated Icon Set) | November 2009 |

Cake Icon

Bottle of Stars

http://popo-licious.deviantart.com/art/Edgeworth-Head-142320494

Free use unless otherwise stated. Credit is nice. ^___^

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| Happy Halloween | October 24th, 2009 |

http://popo-licious.deviantart.com/art/Happy-Halloween-141364979

Gay Lawyers + Pumpkins

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| APH - Italy Paperchild | October 19th, 2009 |

http://popo-licious.deviantart.com/art/APH-Italy-Paperchild-140829360

Italia~!

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| APH - Austria | October 12th, 2009 |

http://popo-licious.deviantart.com/art/APH-Austria-140111628

I like the background on this one.

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| Cher Degre | September 6th, 2009 |

http://popo-licious.deviantart.com/art/Cher-Degre-136148798

Cher Degre, from Wolf's Rain.

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| Room Meme | August 30th, 2009 |

http://popo-licious.deviantart.com/art/Room-Meme-135290940

Room meme!

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| Background WIP | July 3rd, 2009 |

http://popo-licious.deviantart.com/art/Bac...d-WIP-128075236

A background for the Roderich image.

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| Roderich -WIP | June 8th, 2009 |

http://popo-licious.deviantart.com/art/Rod...h-WIP-125263514

Roderich (Austria) from Hetalia.

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| Wisdom Fish | April 23rd, 2009 |

http://popo-licious.deviantart.com/art/Wisdom-Fish-120186092

Just a girl and her fish!

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| Sketch Dump 2 | April 20th, 2009 |

http://popo-licious.deviantart.com/art/Ske...p-II-1199721491

A variety of sketches.

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| Looking Up | April 3rd, 2009 |

http://popo-licious.deviantart.com/art/Looking-Up-118040801

Original character named Charlie.

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| The Egg | March 27th, 2009 |

http://popo-licious.deviantart.com/art/The-Egg-117235390

A photograph of an egg.

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| Up Together to the Sky | February 18th 2009 |

http://popo-licious.deviantart.com/art/Up-...e-Sky-113364969

Klavier, inspired by the Guitar's Serenade from case 4-3.

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| Valentine's Day 2009 | February 13, 2009 |

http://popo-licious.deviantart.com/art/Val...-2009-112805085

Klavier and Apollo for Valentine's Day!

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| Shower Time | January 28, 2009 |

http://popo-licious.deviantart.com/art/Shower-Time-111007224

Klavier + Shower. In no way explicit.

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| Fire Emblem Secret Santa | December 22, 2008 |

http://popo-licious.deviantart.com/art/Fir...Santa-107120156

Gift art. Wil from FE7.

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| KG III - 15K Celebration | December 14, 2008 |

http://popo-licious.deviantart.com/art/KG-...ation-106366710

A celebration image for 15K pageviews on dA.

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| Let's Dress Edgeworth! | December 10th 2008 |

http://popo-licious.deviantart.com/art/Let...worth-105972471

Flash doll!

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| Miki Kaoru (WIP) | October 30th 2008 |

Done! ---> http://popo-licious.deviantart.com/art/SKU...Kaoru-104129100

http://popo-licious.deviantart.com/art/RGU...u-WIP-102215277

My favorite duelist from Revolutionary Girl Utena. Still a work in progress.

Updated WIP: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v615/Pop...2345preview.jpg

Finished the lineart. Now coloring.

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| Klavier Gavin III (WIP) | October 17th 2008 |

http://popo-licious.deviantart.com/art/KG-III-WIP-101034666

Blah, blah. More Klavier. WIP.

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| Klavier Gavin II | October 7th 2008 |

http://popo-licious.deviantart.com/art/Kla...in-II-100035088

Another picture of Klavier, this time with crazy colors.

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| Cowboy Bebop - Spike | October 3rd 2008 |

http://popo-licious.deviantart.com/art/Cow...-Spike-99710040

What can I possibly say about Spike that hasn't already been said...?

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Edgeworth Flash Prototype | September 4th 2008 |

http://popo-licious.deviantart.com/art/Edg...h-Doll-97050147

Just playin' around!

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| Deviation Number 48 | August 27th 2008 |

http://popo-licious.deviantart.com/art/Dev...ber-48-96153059

Blah, blah... Just playing around with Photoshop.

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| Diego | July 2nd 2008 |

http://popo-licious.deviantart.com/art/Diego-90485779

Diego Armando, a favorite Ace Attorney character.

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| 10K Pageview Image - Roy | June 24th 2008 |

http://popo-licious.deviantart.com/art/Tha...ws-Roy-89698228

Roy, some rainbows, a tea cup...

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| Klavier Gavin | June 18th 2008 |

http://popo-licious.deviantart.com/art/Kla...-Gavin-89069164

Klavier from GS4/Apollo Justice.

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| Fire Emblem Sketch Dump | April 24th 2008 |

http://popo-licious.deviantart.com/art/Ske...mp-One-83729408

Lots of FE 6/7 doodles!

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| Edna Pontellier | April 24th 2008 |

http://popo-licious.deviantart.com/art/Edn...ellier-83728280

An ink portrait of Edna Pontellier, from The Awakening.

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| Phoenix Wright Art Meme | March 22th 2008 |

http://popo-licious.deviantart.com/art/Pho...t-Meme-80713663

Completed over Spring Break.

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| Peach | January 4th 2008 |

http://popo-licious.deviantart.com/art/Pea...Sketch-73874067

Peach!

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| Frozen | December 14th 2007 |

http://popo-licious.deviantart.com/art/Frozen-72114385

A flower, frozen in the sands of time! Or... just some sand. This is actually a photo, so for those of you who remember me as a photo buff, soak it up.

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| Roy | September 9th 2007 |

http://popo-licious.deviantart.com/art/Roy-64451291

Roy with a compromising facial expression? O__O;

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| Quest for Improvement | July 31st 2007 |

http://popo-licious.deviantart.com/art/Que...vement-61109563

A decade of progress!

Edited by Popo

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The abstractness of the Cowboy Bebop rendition has me in daze.

I noticed, half of your work seems rather incomplete, is there a reason for this?

I don't blame you if it's laziness (Though I doubt anyone who can produce something as marvelous as these is lazy..) everything I do myself is incomplete and uncolored.

I know this is a silly question to ask, but do you use a tablet, or draw with a mouse?

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The abstractness of the Cowboy Bebop rendition has me in daze.

I noticed, half of your work seems rather incomplete, is there a reason for this?

I don't blame you if it's laziness (Though I doubt anyone who can produce something as marvelous as these is lazy..) everything I do myself is incomplete and uncolored.

I know this is a silly question to ask, but do you use a tablet, or draw with a mouse?

That's not a silly question at all! :) I've been using a tablet for the last five or six years. You can use a mouse with something like the pen tool and get great results, but for everything else, tablet is the way to go.

Ah! Incomplete work! My most recent pieces look lacking because ever since I started college, I've had less and less time to put in the work required to produce good quality art. I wouldn't exactly say that I'm rushing, but I like the relieved feeling I get when I can deem something finished. In general though, I don't really like to fiddle around much with backgrounds (mostly because I'm not very good at them), so that's probably why they only look half done.

Oh, and there are some WIP up there. XD

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these are simply beautiful!

i love your drawings!

keep posting more! Creative board is kinda overlooked, and i would like to see more of your artwork!

:D

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Fine artist you are, good sire. The ancient dragon likes what he sees. ^^

OH GOD NOT THIS AGAIN! XD

I'm a girl, but don't sweat it. It took the FESSers like, a whole year to figure out my gender, back when I first joined the community. XD

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You fixed Miki's arm up real nice. Great job, and that coloring in the hair is fantastic.

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You fixed Miki's arm up real nice. Great job, and that coloring in the hair is fantastic.

I'm really glad you think so. I was worried that if I posted the new lineart, I'd be told to go and fix it again. XD So, I took a risk and just started coloring. XD

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OH GOD NOT THIS AGAIN! XD

I'm a girl, but don't sweat it. It took the FESSers like, a whole year to figure out my gender, back when I first joined the community. XD

:o You are a girl, good lass? My bad, my mistake, it's my honor to meet you. ^^

Sorry about the confusion, and...I am a little obsessed with Dragons.

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:o You are a girl, good lass? My bad, my mistake, it's my honor to meet you. ^^

Sorry about the confusion, and...I am a little obsessed with Dragons.

No worries. XD

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I'm not sure if SF has a policy against double-posting, but this seems like a legitimate time as any to do so. :lol:

Anyways, I was browsing through some folders on my computer and came across this drawing of Apollo Justice I did a few weeks ago. You can't really tell, but I've already started the lineart. (The eyes are colored because they were empty before and it was creeping me out. XD) I still haven't gotten the jacket/shoulders situation figured out, but... he's supposed to be rushing out the door, tugging on his coat, ready to "seize the day" AKA win a trial. (Hence the messy hair~!)

pollypreview.jpg

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If you are updating your thread like this, then don't worry about double posting.

Anyway, brilliant stuff. I decided to watch you on deviantart.

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If you are updating your thread like this, then don't worry about double posting.

Anyway, brilliant stuff. I decided to watch you on deviantart.

Aww! Really? Thanks a lot, then! :D

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NICE STUFF POPO!

HEY THANKS! XD

Seriously, thanks. Feel free to stop by any time, whether it be to leave comments or critique or whatever you like. :)

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HEY THANKS! XD

Seriously, thanks. Feel free to stop by any time, whether it be to leave comments or critique or whatever you like. :)

Whenever I see your name I think of Popo from Dragonball.

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Have you ever considered doing a comic/manga? Your skills are exemplary. There's not really much I can critique here...

Edited by Wander

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This has been bothering me. How did you do Miki's hair? The coloring, I mean. That is beyond impressive, and I have to admit, I'm a little jealous. XD

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This has been bothering me. How did you do Miki's hair? The coloring, I mean. That is beyond impressive, and I have to admit, I'm a little jealous. XD

Aww! Thanks! :P Just because flattery will get you everywhere with me, I found some of the old layers I used to create the hair, and have made screenshots for your usage. :D

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Okay. First, I started out with throwing down my base color. In this case, I lifted it right from TV show's palette, but you can use whatever color you want, and you don't actually have to lift it from another source. (Duh. XD ) Just try to pick a color that isn't blindingly bright. Neons, for example, wouldn't really work in a situation like this.

As a side note, it helps to have strong lineart. I would suggest making sure that you have a few lines that show individual pieces of hair, a part, etc. If you don't have anything like that, then sometimes, half-way through coloring, you'll feel like something is off or that the hair feels "empty". Try to keep the lineart for the hair at the same level of detail as the other parts of the picture.

Also, after you get the base down and have cleaned up the excess brush strokes, lock the layer, and make a copy. (Turn the bottom layer off and keep it around as back up, just in case there's an unfortunate accident.)

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Next, I went and laid down some preliminary shadows. I picked a slightly darker color than my base and used it where I knew the hair would appear darker. (The curl of his bangs, the hair too far out of reach from the light source, his part, etc.) Using that color, I also took a large brush at a low opacity and gently dabbed around the hair to build texture. You probably can't see it very well, but it should be subtle. If it looks like you've been dabbing with a big round brush when you're done... it's too dark. XD (For some reason, you can see this more clearly in the next picture.)

For my core highlights, I used the dodge tool* on a (very) low exposure and started by lighting dabbing it in places where the light source would hit, paying special attention to the right side of his head. After that, I went and used a smaller sized brush to start singling out individual strands of hair.

Lock the layer and make a copy.

*Dodge tool: The dodge tool makes things lighter. It can be toggled back and forth with the burn tool, which makes things darker. You can pick which types of dodge to use by using the drop-down menu next to brush size. I generally use highlight, as it leaves the greatest impact.

My rule for the highlight setting is that a large brush should be used for low exposures, and a small brush should be used for high exposures. This is very helpful in focusing in on a particular highlight. Change brushes often, and play around with it. (It's one of those things you just need to figure out on your own to make it work.) The same principles apply to the burn tool as well.

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It probably looks like I did a lot in this step, but it's really pretty simple. I took a color even darker than my base shadow, and concentrate it towards areas that are supposed to be heavily shadowed. Then, using the smudge tool* with a small to medium brush size, I pushed the color outwards in the direction that the hair would fall, alternating back and forth between moving the dark colors out and the lighter colors in. This takes a bit of patience, but you can get really dramatic results when using a small brush. Feel free to add a second blast of color--choose an even darker shade and drop it at the core of the shadow. Continue to work outwards.

Lock the layer and make a copy.

*Smudge tool: Right next to the dodge tool. Can be toggled with "Sharpen" and "Soften". When you pick your brush size, always make sure the "hardness" is set to 0%. A hard smudge brush will leave streaks. It's ugly. XD

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More highlighting. Use a large, low-exposure brush and pick out your highlights again. Then, use a small brush and delicately pick out individual strands of hair. (Again...) Alternate your exposures between high and low. Do the same for the burn tool, but focus it towards the shadows. Try and keep things subtle--if a part of the highlight/shadow sticks out in particular, you've probably gone to far. To negate a highlight, use the burn tool, set the brush to highlight, try to match the exposure, and simply go over the offending area. This works best in large areas. For small issues, simply smudge it out.

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And... that's it! I hope this was helpful. :lol:

Have you ever considered doing a comic/manga? Your skills are exemplary. There's not really much I can critique here...

Thanks! :D I used to make my own comics when I was around like, ten or eleven years old, but I haven't tried since then. Maybe I'll pick it up again~

Edited by Popo

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Amazing like always Popo :D I really like the one you have of the guy running out the door. You gotta finish it.

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Amazing like always Popo :D I really like the one you have of the guy running out the door. You gotta finish it.

Thanks, Saaji! I'll move it up on my to-do list. (When will WSL's request ever get done? XD )

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I think I'll have to read that through like ten times to understand the full gyst of what I'm supposed to do, ha ha.

Thanks a lot for typing that up; it must have taken a long time! It won't go wasted, I can assure you of that!

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I think I'll have to read that through like ten times to understand the full gyst of what I'm supposed to do, ha ha.

Thanks a lot for typing that up; it must have taken a long time! It won't go wasted, I can assure you of that!

Wha? Noooo! Did I confuse you? Let me know if something doesn't make sense; this really didn't take all that long to write up and I'd be happy to clarify. XD

Edited by Popo

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