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Untitled - Alister and Ratchet by sarahpicklesdill Untitled - Alister and Ratchet by sarahpicklesdill
This picture was something of a disappointment. Not the drawing itself, I'm pretty happy with how the linework turned out. I'm disappointed because I attempted to color this - and failed miserably. Which really stung because I used to be a colorist. People paid me to color things, and I was good at it. I don't know what happened, but I completely lost my coloring mojo.

It's most likely a combination of not having colored seriously for a while, and the fact that I'm teaching myself a new style is probably tripping me up too. It'll probably be a while until I give coloring another shot; I'll wait until I'm comfortable with how I draw first.

.... :\


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ApalnSan Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It may not be colored much, but somethings, these types of emotions are better expressed that way. Great work!
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Jiyuu-p Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
so beautiful ;w; now I have to play a crack in time again
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TheWhiteMouthCat Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. This is really nice! It touches my heart to see those two together :D (Big Grin) 
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spyropablo Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome man i love it
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SariSpy56 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Is Ratchet dead?
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sarahpicklesdill Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nahh, just knocked out :B
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SariSpy56 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student General Artist
oh for a second I thought that he was dead
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exocolumn Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Very nice!
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PurpleCraneWarrior Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student Artist
Awwww
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BlackOkamiAngel Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
alister is ratchets dad
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laytonlover258 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
No he isn't. Alister was just a good friend of Rachet's father.:icongoogleitplz:
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Ben-Anderson Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing line work, it's incredible! Excuse me whilst I go fave bomb your other works :dummy:
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Grekkikay Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
    This is amazing. I'm glad I'm not the only one who focuses on their father/son relationship they have. (: The expression on Alister's face is amazing, and you're really good at drawing Lombaxes.

    Dude, you're way better at coloring than me. D:
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ladyinwhitearmor Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
love it. very good job
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KatieKuguar Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwwwwwwww how sweet ^^ so cute ^^
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Wolfzen Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Professional Writer
Really well done! I can't believe how well you drew their poses...

As for the coloring, don't worry about it. Firstly, I think it looks fine without color. Secondly, it's just a rusty skill! It'll come back to you! I would recommend practicing on some simpler things, pieces without so many... pieces! :hug:

Try drawing something simple in the room and coloring it, like an apple or a colored, glass bottle. :)
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silveremerald Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
Daawwww, this is lovely! *is a sucker for cute moments between these two* Poor Ratchet.
And it looks nice without colour (although the little sample that's in your scraps looked good too!) But don't worry about it!
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Priestess-Shauni Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
I love the gentle, worried, caring expression in Azimuth's face with the sad smile. I love how he's holding Ratchet and how big his hands are compared to Ratchet's lithe body (see how far his left hand goes around the younger's upper body). I love how Ratchet looks even smaller by this, so vulnerable while his face shows maybe hurt (is he biting his lip?), maybe tiredness. Maybe he was also knocked down so Alister is carrying him now. It's all open - and it's all so tender.
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Priestess-Shauni Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
Ratchet looks also younger than in your first versions of him; his face is softer angled and rounder which fits him more since he's barely an adult (at least I assume he is). Nice detail on his drooping ears.

I wish you good luck for training your colouring, I love the feeling the monochrome is giving the picture. It is part of what makes the image "soft" - hard to put in words for me but it gives me a feeling of intimacy, as if they were in a dark room (where everything is colourless) and the darkness would "disconnect" them even when others should be close. Of course, the shading says something different (lighted from the front?) but the shadows makes it even softer. The shading is also superbe as it gives them mass, depth and form; a good example are the shadows around Ratchet's eyes.
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oOWhiplashOo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i just love this to death ;_; you draw them so well~

ahh, i know what you mean by being depleted by a previous style. it's always good to practice--usually when i want to try something new i'll sketch out a random picture and then test my coloring on it.
you'll find yours--it'll come to you in time :) good luck on it!
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madmanNES Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
LOL my names called Alister.
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