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Yusei Fudo +Gear+ -edit- by slifertheskydragon Yusei Fudo +Gear+ -edit- by slifertheskydragon
edit: i took everyone's comments and critques and tried to improve it?
dulled eyes a bit
made lips redder and "fuller?"
placed more detail in hair

i'm not sure how to make the shirt more realistic...

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I couldn't sleep last night (I was finishing a final project... orz) even though I had two hours of sleep for Monday...

so I decided to do a digital painting of Yusei... I need to practice realistic coloring too... :/

When they first aired that episode that introduced the Planetary Gear (it uses the same characters as Yusei in Japanese) I was soooo confused because all I heard was that Yusei was named after a Yusei thingy so I was like lol wat, Yusei's that thing in my pencil sharpener? But then ta-da for wikipedia [link] (I kinda stole the image of the planetary gear from there too, but I shooped it a bit... orz)
i'd love critique since im trying to work on my realistic painting skills =w=

PSP wallpaper-size!

Tools: Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Wacom Intuos3
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:iconphantomcrazy89:
Well, first of all, go get some sleep, you totally deserve it after this:D

And second, Yusei looks like he needs a hug:D *hugs him*:glomp:

Anywho, not bad, not bad at all:D I can't even tell you used a pic from the internet to make the "thingy", so that's really good editing:D I would've thought you made it, but I read the description despite my burning eyes:XD: And as mentioned by you, you're trying at realistic things, yes? Well, you're doing a great job at it so far, I wouldn't some at this:D You seem to be getting close:D I almost thought this was a photo until I saw his eyes, so you're doing good, you should keep going:D Definitely keep going, you've actually got it right and I'm impressed how well you did on this:D Great job, absolutely amazing:) You keep it up and you'll have more open door s for you then you've ever seen:D People look for talent like this and you've got it:D I can't even be this good:D
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Hi there!

I'm not a digital artist myself, but let me take a shot at critiquing this.

First of all, I love the texture of his skin. It really fits the kind of sentimental feeling that I'm getting from this piece. However, his shirt and his hair seem out of place compared to the skin. The skin is a bit rough and sandy, while the hair and shirt are shinier and look more like the generic anime-style. You're getting there, but not quite. Try to tone down the colors a little to match the earthy, yellowy tones of the skin.

Also, another reason why the hair doesn't look that realistic might be because of how his hair is sticking out in the generic yugioh style (where they have IMPOSSIBLE hairstyles hahaha). This feature is hard to portray in realism, but I guess you'd have to let more individual strands flow out, and make the ends "sharper". For example, the few hair strands near his neck have dull ends, and hair doesn't really end like that.

Finally, you could make the hair and skin work together more by adding more definite shadows. Again, in the neck area, the hair strands there don't seem to be touching the skin at all because there aren't any signs of shadows that show the individual strands reflected on there. Same with the areas around his eyes--add more shadows that show the individual strands. You did this perfectly with the hair near his right (our left) eye, so just apply that to the rest of the picture. :D

I think that's mostly it. I'm not very good at realism or digital work myself so this is just an opinion based on instinct. If you have any more questions feel free to ask me. :] I hope this helps!
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:icontaraye:
Taraye Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Looks like he came off the FinalFantasy7 movie! Awesome job!
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roojercurryninja Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
adding a little white on the edge of the shirts might help because in my opinion the shirt itself is amazing but it's too clear where it ends and it might be solved with a thin white edge with a low opacity
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saphsoul Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
So amazing!
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:iconmikaristar:
MikariStar Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like his hair ^^
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spidermaster14 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Dude! It's frickin AMA-ZAAAAHHH!! I've never seen a Yusei piece like it!
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drachegirl14 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
I'm not an artist, but let me try to give some feedback :D

Firstly, the overall picture is very striking. It hits both a compassionate chord in my heart and a chord that works other type of attractions on my body; either way both are very powerful, so well done there.

The details are well done; I like the work on his hair, because it looks so REAL and soft. His eyes are simply stunning and like he's half-way between sleep and the land of wake . . .

The only negative I find is that his fingers seem to be too tense - if they were a bit more relaxed and open around the device, I feel like it might work better; however, that's a tiny little nitpick that I only got after starring at the pic long enough.
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:iconslifertheskydragon:
slifertheskydragon Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's ok ^^ Thank you though, it's definetley helpful for critique since i can always improve :3
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superEEEE Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
looks very realistic
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ajs23 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
holy mothers!!!!! yusei looks like a real human not a cartoon nice job!!
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ajs23 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
holy mothers!!!!!!!!!!! it looks sooooo human incredable!!!
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:iconbellona-dancer:
Bellona-Dancer Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
His hand looks like it's been roasted. DX
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:iconstardust-phoenix:
Stardust-Phoenix Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
This looks AMAZING!! You've done a great job on this :D
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:iconbilliejean485:
BillieJean485 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011   General Artist
Featured! [link]
(Hope you're not against it.)
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drachegirl14 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
This looks fantastic! It shows a vulnerable moment with Yusei that is something we don't always get to see with him. Well done.
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BlackStar2661 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Student General Artist
kool pic
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:icondeuxofspades:
deuxofspades Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
First, very lovely piece! I particularly like the texture and detail in his gloves, his skin and hair, and the bed sheets (?). Also, great job adding in the gear dealybobber; I wouldn't have guessed that you "borrowed" it.

Seecond, I'm not a digital artist either, but the changes you made above really work for the picture. Regarding the shirt, I'm not certain what kind of material it's intended to be, but it looks a bit untextured and digital-paintbrush-wispy compared to the more stippled detail in the skin and background. Perhaps you may consider bringing out the shading of the folds/wrinkles to accentuate their shape, and introducing a tiny bit of secondary texture on the parts that are lit (unless it's a very shiny fabric). As I said I'm not a digital artist, so this is my opinion, based off my limited understanding of traditional art and manga-drawing books. :)
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SkyfersSpirit Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
"so I was like lol wat, Yusei's that thing in my pencil sharpener? "

My mother is wondering why I am laughing at my computer D;
Anyways, this looks really awesome :)
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slifertheskydragon Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lolol

old school pencil sharpener...

:o

i have to pull it apart and take a pic w it
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Esherymack Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my brother says you spelled shopped wrong... critic.

:tux:
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:iconesherymack:
Esherymack Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
but i still like the painting
:tux:
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Esherymack Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*drools*
that wikipedia thing is so COMPLICATED!


:tux:
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mystralwind Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
That is beautiful. If his face had the detailing like the hair, he'd look like a photo of a real person.
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slifertheskydragon Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^ thanks

i am not very good at skin atm ^^ i would like to practice :>
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drkangel95 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
WOW!!!!!! O.o AMAZING :nosebleed: it looks soooooooo real!!!!!! have you drawn jack? im a little confused... but AMAZING AUTOMATIC FAVORITE, AUTOMATIC BACKGROUND IMAGE ( i think i spelled a few words wrong xD) but really O.o W.O.W!!!!
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slifertheskydragon Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no havent drawn jack :>

thanks for the luff :3
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drkangel95 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
No problem :] i really think that this picture looks life like i was like O.o it's AMAZING and it made me start to like Yu gi Oh 5D's again so i thank you very much :]
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DaniellaPhantom Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
... O.O This is soo life-like! It's almost as though he's a real person and not an anime character (I'm sure you wish that were so, as I do with Edward Elric *droolz*) :laughing:
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:iconslifertheskydragon:
slifertheskydragon Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lolol

hell yeah yusei would be such an awesome bf >_> (dont tell my bf that lol)
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runkia-yaoi Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Student General Artist
oh........................................................................................my...........................................................................................................................god THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!! i thought it was a photo!! but dang ! this is *is speechless*
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Hubcat Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
Oh wow...when I still had it small I almost thought it was a pic of a cos-player...wow.. The texture and tone are amazing!
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Gis-Likes-tO Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
everybody is drawing Yusei I have a lot of deviation's messages about him nyaaaa!! >w< It's obvious he's so cool x3
I drew him too o.o if you have the time to visit my new pic I'd love to recieve a opinion from you >< [link] please? =*
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AleniaYuki Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
OH yes much better i love what you did to the hair and now the lips dont blend in with the rest of the face and as for the shirt id say maybe darker wrinkle lines or something among that nature to make it look "real" but otherwise wow and im so happy I could help even though i didnt officially critique it =P
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moonymonster Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
I think this is one of the most beautiful pieces you've done in a long, long time. I hope you do more like this.
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slifertheskydragon Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^ thank you
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Urahkin Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
thatz Awsome(envyz your skillz)
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:iconrikutsumi:
RikuTsumi Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
He looks really cool ^^
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NewArtist19 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
The cropped version looks better ^__^ You can feel the intense emotion in his face and eyes cuz you see him close up.
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keyks554 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
amazin
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wolfen Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
Wow Yusei looks so real... I love how you did the hair! ... ehhh.. how did you do the hair? I would really like to know!
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:iconslifertheskydragon:
slifertheskydragon Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
start off with like a 5pt brush make the outline, then multipl in areas with a smaller brush then 1pt thin screen brush?

ehhh i';ll make a tutorial later
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Dragon-Shojo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
Hmm.. I think maybe you should put more contrast into the shading of the shirt to make it look more 3D?
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Hanugumo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
Wow, the editing really made it look even better. excellent work. ^.=.^

(btw: did you know this almost looks Final Fantasy 7 AC like? it's that good. ^.=.^)
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Draconorn Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
Wow, now this looks even more awesome *_* I wish I could fave it twice
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:iconex-shadow:
Ex-Shadow Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
very nice! The additions are great, they give it a more complete feel
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darkazureskies Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe defining the edges of the shirt would make it look more real? I'm not a master at realistic drawing, so I can't say much, but it might help.
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Sweet-Spunka Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOLY SHIT! Omg this is like the most EPIC piece you've done BY FAR!!! Good job!!!
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LoveCartoonGame Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!
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DinKelion Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
83 awesome job! damn, so much thought out detail! this is really great!
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Bayleef- Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
Ooo, very cool! :love: Great work! :D
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slifertheskydragon Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks! ^^
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