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I've been working on this piece by piece during my work week and I finally finished it today.

All things considered, it's not "good" per se but it's an accomplishment. The characters in the middle of the frame are way small (I drew this whole thing on a single sheet of 8.5x11" card stock paper), so much so that one character's face got really muddied and I needed to redraw it in Photoshop. Why didn't I just draw every character, or at least every cluster of characters, separately, and larger, and combine them into a single image digitally? Because that idea didn't feel right. I wanted to go 100% traditional on this one, even if it resulted in a "worse" drawing.

Speaking of, what is this drawing about? It's about my characters, the ones that don't appear at the top of my list of most popular images on dA, the ones that I haven't devoted enough time or attention to in years. They're my B-listers through Z-listers...some of them, anyway. They all have complete bios and backstories that I can spit out on the fly, which makes sense since most of these characters were created when I was a kid. I wanted to show (and remind myself) that I have characters other than my too-often displayed Jet Dancer, Nia and Shauntia Black, whom I purposely decided not to include here. Of course, these are only a few of my characters but a single sheet of A4 paper only goes so far.

Drawing them reminds me that there's more to me than just drawing "sexy" pinups and pictures of Jet Dancer leaping through the air grinning all the time. I actually have a universe and stories to tell within it.

Drawn with mech pencil, inked with crow quills, Micron pens and brush pen.

All characters © Jonathan Price
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wbd Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's good that you did draw this, and I'm glad to see it. Welcoming back your characters is a challenge (and I know how hard it can be), and it can be an important bridge to big things. Drawing on a single sheet of paper, no matter how large or small is another good challenge, and I think you did well on it. I'm looking forward to more of those stories.
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Just drawing them brought up all types of nostalgia within me, and I've got plans to put these characters as well as the ideas they represent to use in the near future.
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Awesome work here
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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GaryPope Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I love this. I'm looking forward to the stories!
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Gary. I was hoping you'd notice the character variety. Couple of big guys in there...yeah, they're not in the forefront, but they're developed.

I'm clearing my head, resolving my issues and narrowing my focus...the stories are coming.
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GaryPope Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
To be honest, they're all so interesting I'd fanart all but the big head guys. I did notice the big guy, but I noticed all the tech as well. Tech plays a big part of my story so it always interests me.
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It might interest you to know that the central big head guy (who goes by the name of Maxwell Hudson) is really the biggest guy in my entire universe (though I failed to indicate that in this particular drawing--should have boosted his shoulders and neck). In Nia's story, I describe him as a monolith of a man who stands over seven feet tall and weighs in excess of 300 pounds. His inspirations were a combination of Lex Luthor and Kingpin without the baldness.
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GaryPope Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yes. That DOES interest me! I have a character like that as well, big guy in a suit, so that's really cool to me. :nod:
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'd like to see your guy!
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