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The Kid by BlazeTBW The Kid by BlazeTBW
Sketch trade with :icondroseattack: of The Kid from Bastion~

...|D Which I just discovered recently. So far for what I have played, I enjoy the experience thus far. Though, probably would've been easier if I got it for the 360 vs my laptop (because my pc gaming experience is like....... near flatline lol).

I had considered some of the other weapons, but I couldn't find too many good full references of them at the time. ...Maybe in the future~

So... sketch trade yes... ...It didn't quite stop there but I can still call it a sketch lol. (That and I enjoy working monochrome~(

Anyway, enjoy~
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whitetower-exe Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I think you've done this really well. It's a fantastic game all the way through, but the ending was absolutely stellar. I do like the art-style and variety of weapon choices, too, as it appears you do :)
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BlazeTBW Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm barely touching the surface of the game lol- I need to get back and finish it for myself.

And thanks~
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whitetower-exe Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It doesn't take THAT long to finish; I REALLY recommend putting in the time, it's a truly wonderful game :)
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BlazeTBW Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will when my day job and my classes aren't getting in the way as much lol
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Strong-Rad Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I have become disillusioned with child heroes; they act too much like adults. In real life, kids that young complain, they whine, they make bad decisions based on selfishness, they scare easy, and they have no power to do anything of real value. I know why people do it, of course, but it is becoming increasingly farcical as time goes on--especially if you have spent any time with the recent brood of children inept parents are raising these days... :ohmygod:

This is pretty cool, though. Low stance, heavy hammer, shows power, bolstered by the red, which represents passion and fire. The shading is good, the spiky hair shows it is tousled, and the fingers are straight and well-defined, showing his determination as he has a firm grip on that thing.

The thing we do not see too often from you, however, is a character's shadow. It looks really authentic. The haze near the top shows us that the light source is closer to the floor. Nice :salute:
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BlazeTBW Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:sherlock: Actually the funny thing-

In game I expected him to sound a bit younger, but (to me) he sounds like he's pretty close to nearing his 20s. Then again the narrator's a genuinely old man |D so probably would've called him "kid" even if he was a bit older lol.

But yeah, I like the interesting the design that they gave him though, he looks like he was meant to be taken seriously for a change.

For some actual children though... while I'll agree that your description is very prominent, it's not to say that there aren't others who are defined otherwise- (...but again they're not as "advertised" as the latter unfortunately). Granted, I find myself guilty of being a coward /D; then again, until people come to know me, they wouldn't exactly take me as threatening either lol.

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And yeah... something I've noticed that some have become very lax in is the flat photoshop silhouette. (ei. Taking the complete character pose, flattening that, and turning that into the shadow- instead of drawing it in.) And I've been guilty of that too myself... I've come to find that while for some shots it works, others it sucks away what depth there could've been despite it being a 2D drawn image.

I hope I stick to drawing most if not all my silhouettes in the future though... /D; but sometimes I just can't help it with those ones that are straight behind where that works lol.
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Genesis-Orbit Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012   Photographer
The shadow is really awesome in this! Adds a nice bit of composition to the piece :D
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BlazeTBW Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know right? ME being ARTSY of all things?! BLASPHEMY!
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JayEcho Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty sick~
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BlazeTBW Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks~
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DroseAttack Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student General Artist
AHHHH this looks freakin amazing dude! (gonna have to finish up my end ASAP)
i love the reds, it really suits The Kid and it really makes his eye "pop"~
again great job, this really looks awesome.
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BlazeTBW Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
REDS EVERYWHERE!!

|P And no worries~ ; ~; Sorry again for taking so long
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Cornelious-Raidon Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I frickin' love Bastion. XD
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BlazeTBW Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
|D Yeah it's addicting a bit~
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Cornelious-Raidon Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it's a really cool game, I gotta finish it sometime lol
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Tonythunder Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
this looks pretty friggin' cool,Love the red colors,the shading,his pose and his hammer too
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BlazeTBW Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks~ Glad ya like
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Tonythunder Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
No prob
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aha-mccoy Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
yeah he looks super nice and cool like that! I like his hammer and the way you drew him holding it, giving us the impression that it's heavy. his expression and his hair are also pretty well done. nice job! ^^
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BlazeTBW Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
|D I hope it looks heavy, because playing it, it sure didn't look light lol.

:hug:
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aha-mccoy Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
hehe yeah X3 :hug:
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Giccy Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The hammer fits the kid perfectly. They are best friends after all.
This looks amazing, and the right arm looked a bit wierd until I realized that this was a sketch XD
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BlazeTBW Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
/D; Nah, his right (our left) is kinda messed, especially that wrist. Ah well, more practice to be had~
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Erin Winters: I knew someone named "The Kid"...well, actually, it was "The Boy"...
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BlazeTBW Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
After all the crap he went through, he was the man lol
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Erin Winters: Indeed he was a wonderful young man, but I haven't seen him ever since I moved to Gensyoko...
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