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Shao'Kehn drawings up. (NSFW, drawn nudity)

So, I got my big drawing of Shao'Kehn scanned in at last. You know, the one where She's mostly nude. I had to get it scanned in at FedEx Kinko's, where they have a scanner three feet long! The picture is just under three feet long, which is good, since they scanned it in sideways.

But first, the original sketch:

So yeah, She was supposed to have six arms in this one. I'm not sure why some of the pictures of Shao'Kehn have extra arms, aside from my thinking it looks cool. But it could possibly represent Her many Aspects.

I had to split the digital copy of the picture in half, save each half separately (keeping a copy of the original intact) and screen-capture from a smaller preview, then piece the two smaller preview halves together, to make this smaller copy. The original is so huge, I had to zoom out three times to get the whole thing on the screen to cut it in half. As it was, the two halves were slightly different sizes and I couldn't get it to work right, so I was like "Meh, good enough" and just manually resized the bottom half to fit.

EDIT: Distorted copy has been replaced with non-distorted copy. Thanks, kengr, for the non-distorted version!

Click here to find out what the Traipahni script in the picture is saying!
Dreamwidth version for in case LJ gets DDOS'd again.

If you're interested in a copy of the larger picture, email me at fayanora@gmail.com or PM me with your email address. If you email me, please tell me your LJ or DW username, so I know who you are.

Here's hoping crossposting is back up. *crosses fingers*

Crossposted from http://fayanora.dreamwidth.org


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Jul. 31st, 2011 01:09 am (UTC)
Having a nude scanned at a shop? That's one thing I would never do. *shivers*
(Actually I don't even draw nudes, just in case someone might dig around in my room (yeah, right!) and find them. A bit strange since I grew up in a naturist family. I think I just guessed what my issue is, but this is a reply to a public post, so... never mind.)

You can always PM it.

I figure it's not anyone's business but mine. However, I was polite and had the picture hunched over so it was only visible when the poor clerk, who seemed unfazed by it, scanned it in.

The length of Her waist compared to Her arms looks more correct in the original sketch - for a human anyway. No idea how it's supposed to look on Shao'Kehn, as She has never appeared to me.

That may be distortion from the weird way I pieced the digital copy together. Brooke has a resize of the original scan she sent me, so I'll see if that looks better.

Hands and feet are difficult to draw, so I'd always avoid giving a person in a drawing extra limbs (and try to hide the remaining pairs behind whatever is available). I think extra arms are common in Hindu art, but I don't know what they represent there.

They are. I don't know what they mean, either.

Strange question: do you switch between your aspects while drawing? I ask because in many of your drawings I see parts that don't seem to have been drawn by the same person as other parts. For example in the sketch the face vs the breasts and the belt, and in the final drawing, the top left hand (our left) vs the bottom left hand.

I dunno. But the face in the sketch is because we majorly fucked up the face in the sketch at first, which was no big deal until we decided to scan in the sketch, too. So I redrew the face.

I don't see what you mean about the hands. I'm also confused by your wording.
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Jul. 31st, 2011 05:42 pm (UTC)
I used pictures of my hands as models for this pic. However, the vertical knife hand was moved so much during the course of editing that the model picture I had wasn't very effective, as it was in a different position.

Also, I didn't have model pics for the other two hand positions.

Drawing faces is supposed to be easier if you first draw a +, then put the eyes on the horizontal line and the nose and chin on the vertical line. To add perspective when the face is not looking straight at you, the + has to be bent the intersection of the lines has to be moved, you can see more or less how by drawing a + on a ball and turning it.
I haven't done that yet, I never saw the point until I recently read one of those "how to draw" books.

Thanks for the tip!
Jul. 31st, 2011 01:15 am (UTC)
I compared the version of pic 2 I made in side-by-side comparison to Brooke's version of the resized original, and I was right. The weird lengthening of the torso was distortion from the weird way I pieced things together. I edited the entry and replaced the crappy one with the better one.
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