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Tattooed Triad by smokewithoutmirrors Tattooed Triad by smokewithoutmirrors
Is it? Can it be? Yes! It's the triumphant return of my cintiq, after waaaaay too damned long! ... So of course, I immediately sat down to paint three half-naked, tattooed men. >.> I make no excuses.

Todoroki, Kurohara and Ichinose, showing off their tattoos (though not all of them - Todoroki has tattooes on his legs as well, and Kurohara has a big one on his back), as well as some cryptic writing.

... I should probably explain it, but that would make this description epic in length, and everyone would be too bored to read it. Suffice to say that it's not just random text.

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Painter IX. Various references used to get the muscles right.
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:iconhanna-pirita:
Hanna-Pirita Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
[link] I featured this picture in my journal. Just thought it would be nice to let you know.
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Aw, thank you! :D
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Den översta är jättecool. Har inte sett något liknande :)
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Tack! :D Jag tycker det var riktigt kul att rita den - har en förkärlek för att rita tattuerade män (helst utan tröjor. :P).
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, jag kan förstå den förkärleken ;)
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Lambii Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
snyggt!! diggar tatueringarna^^
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Tackar! :D
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:icongitoku:
Gitoku Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work!
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :)
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Its-My-Star Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Men, men, men.. sexigt!

(Hej, det är Jessica, haha.)
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hahahaha! :XD: Tack!
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Its-My-Star Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:XD:
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Hanna-Pirita Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I really appreciate it how you've studied muscles to get them right. Looking really good here. And I love the colours again. <3 You surely are talented. This is going to my faves. <3
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D

Using photo-references is something I need to do more, but usually, when I sit down to draw, I just let my imagination take me away and have a finished picture before I have time to think about references.
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Hanna-Pirita Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, that's really good too. I very rarely use refrence for my finished pieces. I just sketch from refrence pictures and then I try to remember what I learned and then I draw something finished... That way the picture won't look too much like the refrence too.
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AgentDax Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist
those are some great tattoo designs.... I love that swirly on *_*
also very nice muscly men :D
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hahah, thanks! :D Glad you like 'em.
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Psycho-Firefly Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
wow...great work!
the muscles and tattoos of the 3 characters are very well done :meow:!!
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
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Psycho-Firefly Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
You're welcome :meow: !!
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NellyOnly Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Shit, fan vad nice färgläggnignen var på denna! <3<<3
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Tack! :D Jag är rätt nöjd själv.
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Moreanar Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Nice tats! Och färger! Och muskler! :D
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
Tack! :XD:
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Tollkirsche Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
The top one is my favorite; shading is great, and I really love that tatoo design. Back tats are a wonderful thing >_>' All in all it works well in its entirety. You always have awesomeness to look at when I come back to DA :D
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Aw, thank you! :D I'm happy you like it, and I have to admit, I'm really proud of this one. Todoroki's (the guy on the top) tattoos look kind of sparse compared to the other two - no colours, none of the traditional japanese designs - but I kind of like it. I am, however, happy that I didn't have to draw all of them - I would have been dead tired of dragons if I did.

:hug:
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Tollkirsche Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
:D Be proud indeed.
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why-kawaii Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
yeah
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KayQy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*is highly impressed by the muscles* And the rest of it, too, but on the muscles you outdid yourself.
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :) I'm proud of myself, too - usually, when faced with the task of drawing something I don't know like the back of my hand, I tend to half-ass things - make up the bits that are missing, sort of - but this time, I sat down and actually got phot-references and drew out the muscles in the correct places on the sketches before I started colouring.

And the end-result is pretty nice, I have to say. :D
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KayQy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed. *admires some more* ^.^
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Fhalei Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Gorgeous colour choices, and amazing tattoo design *__*
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :D These tattoo-designs are subject to change, but they turned out pretty much like I wanted them.
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Alchiba Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Student Filmographer
W O W!!
amazing pic!!

and congrats for you cinitq!!
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D

And I'm so glad my computer is working again - I've missed my cintiq for months now, and it's wonderful to have it back. :)
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Elias0 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Coolt, det ser nästan ut som akvarell.
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yohunny Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Jättesnyggt! :heart: Jag trodde först att det var en traditionell målning, jättefina färger.
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Tack! :D Jag är väldigt nöjd med färgerna, ja.
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YumeDono Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Awesome! ^^
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D
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Dragonbaze Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011   Traditional Artist
Diggar tatueringarna mycket! Formar sig verkligen bra efter kroppsformen.
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Tack! :D Jag svor en hel del över tattueringarna, eftersom det är en hel del detaljer, och just på grund av att de måste se ut som om de faktiskt ÄR tattueringar, och inte bara kladd på ett annat lager av bilden - men jag är riktigt nöjd med hur de blev. Detaljerna är kanske inte 100% perfekta - jag kanske ändrar nått till nästa gång jag ritar dom - men de är nästan precis som jag ville.

Och det är ju inte illa det! :D
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EvilpixieA Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Student Writer
I like it. A lot.
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SleepingSeaweed Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jäkligt imponerande, speciellt den längst ner.
Referens e bra :P
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Tackar tackar! :D Jag är jävligt nöjd jag med. Mest med den högst upp, för att den posen var svårast (och definitivt svårast att hitta referenser till; jag fick leta upp tre-fyra stycken som var nästan rätt, och gissa mig till resten), men egentligen med allihop.

Referenser är skitbra. Man ska bara hitta rätt pose och kroppstyp osv.
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SleepingSeaweed Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, kropparna bel väl bra allihopa, tänkte mer på färgläggning, ljussättning... typ. Du lär ju knappast ha hittat några referenser med dina grabbars tatueringar på, så det känns som att det är där jobbet ligger.
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Åh visst - tattueringarna var ärligt talat den svåraste biten. Speciellt på den längst ner - det är mest detaljer på hans tattueringar, och det tog en helvetes tid att få ordning på blommorna osv.
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Utherking Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Very nice. I like everything in this tryptic.
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Aw, thank you! :D
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