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A follow up from this page: [link]

Originally a b-day request for :iconheartwrench: , it was finished on the proper date and posted on tumblr and yet I never was completely pleased with the result...
I'm glad I got around giving this picture a second chance, because that Doc is probably the thing I'm proudest of in my gallery right now *laughs* Nay, the whole Aradiascestor vs. Doc is one of my favorites battles in the whole comic! It's also an scene which would be Amazing if seen animated. (please, please, please, AH, the HS books are perfect, but why don't you pact with some animation studio and give us HS the series?? My whole heart longs for it!)

Anyways. :-} Does anyone know of a good how to make lightnings tutorial? I think what I achieved myself here is ok, but it definitely could be better... so if anyone is willing to share the secret, I would be most grateful!
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:iconprincessallura:
princessallura Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Actually, Hussie just made a request for art submissions for the new album. He made this announcement via Tumblr. You could give that a shot!
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reverseinverse Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
I applied buy I'm not sure I'll get into the album... It was "one character only pictures" and I didn't have the time to draw a new one, so I sent some of the old, which are not really good, and knowing there are so many cool hs fanartist out there, the chances are against me... But thanks for telling me about the contest. I really appreciate the encouragement <33333333
(plus, one should not give up without trying, amirite? *smiles*)
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princessallura Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well I wish you luck!
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Qydra Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice, dynamic scene. I love the angle.
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reverseinverse Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Thanks! I actually had to move Aradia several times to see where she looked better from this perspective *laughs*
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Qydra Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, it's great! Good job.
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reverseinverse Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Thank you very much *blushes*
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Qydra Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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princessallura Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
u should submit this to be an official postes on the what pumpkin website
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reverseinverse Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Wow, that's probably the best compliment any homestucked can get.Thanks a lot for thinking that way! *blushes*
Hmm, actually, if I were to submit this art, where should I go or whom should I ask? It'd be like a dream come true if my art got featured on what pumpkin *swoons*
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princessallura Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
here is derections on how to do that: [link]
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reverseinverse Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Oh, thank you very much! I'll try my luck in April, then :-}
Thanks for the encouragement!
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princessallura Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
no problem!
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0wl3yes Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i miss doc scratch -sigh-
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reverseinverse Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
He was such an excellent host. And his narrative style was so condescending and self indulgent.
*swoons* Yes, I miss that gentlecueball, too
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0wl3yes Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
( did you notice jane when she was like talking to jake and she's like GG: I BELIEVE YOU WILL FIND THAT AS REFRESHING BOLDNESS GOES I AM SIMPLY THE BEST THERE IS. )
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reverseinverse Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
I did notice but I don't really see how it relates to Doc Scratch? Please enlighten me :-}
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0wl3yes Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
because he was always all 'as far as hosts go i am simply the best there is'
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reverseinverse Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Haha, I see! it's actually a variation of another ongoing gag throught HS, so that's why I didn't notice right away. (Like here [link] )

Happens that AH/Doc and Jane don't need a show-off to say that they are the best there is. But I I wonder why this is still not up in the wikia :-<
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0wl3yes Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ohhhhh yeah i forgot about that panel!!
someone should put it in the wiki!
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heartwrench Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Sooooo gosh darn awesome!!! You made the fight just look so amazing!!! I still really need to get around to making a tumblr....
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reverseinverse Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
I don't know how you're not sick of this picture by now *snorts* But I did promise back then that I would post it in dA once I managed to do a convincing lightning effect, didn't I? So here it goes again, like in that famous Ok Go song.
I love tumblr and I can't wait for the time I can reopen my account over there. But, I tell you this. You need to invest time in tumblr in return. Followers come and go if you don't stay active posting things every so often, so I found my little time over there quite stressing... it's still something unique, it's a better showcasing platform that dA, and the dashboard is super useful and as good as it gets. Aww, I miss my tumblr so much ;___; Maybe at the end of this summer if I do well on my exams...
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Nechi-P Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a great picture of Doc Scratch and the Handmaiden's fight!I actually think the lightning was greatly portrayed and the picture is outstanding!Instant :+fav:
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reverseinverse Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Aww, thanks! >w< It's my favourite fight in the comic, althought is just an improved version of the original Rose vs. Mum fight. I tried my best with the lightning effect, using some blur box, and what so ever, but even thought I had some reference pictures from pixiv, it doesn't look half as good those... *sigh* Lightning is actually something practicall to know how to draw, but i still have to come across a good tutorial.
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Nechi-P Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still believe your lighting effect was powerful and it captured my eye on the very spot. Your best was certainly outstanding even if you don't think so. But if you still think it's not good,practice does make perfect and over time you'll get better. X3 I know it!
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parasite-z Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012   Digital Artist
I'm kind of confused why this doesn't have more comments or attention even o_O

This is really impressive, nice flow and really dynamic views of both Doc Scratch and the Handmaid. I love how aggressive her expression is and everything about the electricity is really thrilling to look at. O_o I'm just really shocked more people aren't taking the time to say how impressive this is.
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reverseinverse Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Thank you very much for taking your time for stopping by and comenting!
It was a delightful read, and I found the feedback on the impact of composition and lightning very useful! (I also adore the fact that you noticed how angry Aradia looks! When I finished her face and zoomed out to see the result, my own thoughts were: "well, for once she looks like the angry teenager she's supposed to be!"

As to the lack of comments and attention, well, I've got several theories which I think apply to most non-popular dA artitst like myself. First, I depend mostly on groups to showcast my work. Unless the other groupmembers are new-comers to the fandom or really have the patience to go through the 200s of deviations that get submitted to HS-fans everyday, only those who were looking at their inbox while I uploaded my drawing to the gallery would actually get to see it. The timing when you upload your work is vital. I try not to upload pics of friday evenings because empirically they get less views than pics uploaded on saturday or sunday. To this problem I have to add that most dA users, I believe, are from the US. If you're from the US, you have no problem in uploading your drawings during the "internet peak", that goes from 8pm to 1am, and therefore getting seen by most users. As an european, you're mostly sleeping around that time... And finally, there's the fact that Doc and Aradiacestor are not really that popular characters. Fanart of Dave and Vriska is usually the one that gets you a lots of favs without even asking for them, as they are probably the most popular kid and troll respectively.
I uploaded this picture a Saturday morning around 3 am in US, because I was myself tired of working in it, not really that much hope of showcasting it here in dA around that time...But this is of course a theory based loosely on observations, I guess everyone has their own opinion on the subject. And I guess that improving my painting skills would be the first stept to get more attention in general *snorts*
Thanks again for the feedback! I really appreciate it! <33333333
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SirIce Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I faved this artwork as hard as Johns chaos dunking his bunny back into the box. Great work!
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reverseinverse Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Okay, I got to confess I had no idea of what you meant with Johns chaos, but a quick google search and now I'm laughing out loud while writing this x-DDD
Why, Homestuck is sometimes too good to be truth. We should be happy that a genius as The Huss was born in our time and space. *nods nods*
Thank you so much! I think that being able to refinish this drawing was a nice improvement! I'm usually rushing while painting, mostly because I have short attention spam and get easily bored... sometimes I just post drawings over here because I don't want to work on them anymore, therefore they must be finished.
I'm a terrible person.
I know.
u__u
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SirIce Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm happy that you got the obscure reference to HS unless I had to manip a picture of myself slam dunking the artwork into the box! XD I am too a victim of too easily distracted by shiny and silly things club : p
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ClockworkAngelx Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Wowww this looks amazing! I always loved the part with the Handmaid and Doc Scratch, this is an awesome depiction of it. c:
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reverseinverse Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Thank you! <33333333 The whole end of the 5th arc, with and without cascade, was packed full with awesomeness. I liked the whole Doc Scracht part, and still remember how awful it was to wait for the next update once Huss started using the "clippings". >____<
Oh, and the Handmaid is imo the Trollcestor who got the worse part. Growing up with Doc and then travelling back in time to bring destruction to your whole race... *sighs* being Aradia is suffering. (Until you get tiger, of course! 0u0)
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ClockworkAngelx Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Yesss, the end of the fifth arc is my favorite part of Homestuck, I actually loved the "clippings" style, despite the fact that it took longer to update!

And the Handmaid definitely DID have it the worst! At least the Sufferer had a "family" and then eventually followers, the Handmaid was doomed to live a cold-hearted life with Doc Scratch and then eventually become Lord English's servant. u_u
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reverseinverse Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
It was indeed an unsual story telling device, and I confess that one of the things that I love the most form Homestuck is how it really uses different and original forms to tell a story. This IS what a web comic should be. From the flashes, to programing the site to make cool things as splitting the story so that we could see one thing happening in the banner and other on the actual page, HS simply uses all the possibilities that the reader's computer has to offer to make the reading a more interactive experience. It's amazing stuff what AH is doing here, even if it's "only a web comic", as they'd say.

And once again, you're right, absolutely! All ancestors met a terrible end, and lived horrible lifes in general, but the Handmaid had it worst than anyone... getting killed by the Condesce is not a good end, either u__u
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