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May 9, 2008
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Tears of a Friend by jakofalltrades19 Tears of a Friend by jakofalltrades19
The little girls name is LeAnna and she is Zo's closest female friend. The reason she's crying is because some of the other little girls were teasing her. Zo being the good guy he is came over to console his friend.

It's been a while, and I needed a picture to kick my lazy ass back into gear. I actually did the base sketch for this a month and a half ago, and I just finally got around to digitizing it. This was a pretty fun little project. I tried out a new method of shading. I think that it turned out pretty well. it didn't take much time either. I think just for fun I'll do this one over in tones just to get in some tone practice for my comic. Anyway I hope you all like it.

Also I know Zo has some extraordinarily large ears, so you don't need to bring that to my attention, also this is my own personal style for my comic, it's not supposed to be a carbon copy of other prototype Anime out there. I'm not trying to be rude, but I'm not trying to be perfect either I'm trying to do my own personal style.

Characters: Drawn by hand, scanned, digitally inked and colored in Photoshop CS.

Background: Digitally rendered in Photoshop. Chain Link Fence Imported from Adobe Illustrator CS2.

Time: Characters 2 1/2 hours, Background 1 hour.

Tools: Paper, 0.5mm Mechanical Pencil, Scanner, Photoshop CS, Wacom tablet, project playlist music player.

Zo and LeAnna are © :iconjakofalltrades19: and Woodard Productions. All Rights Reserved
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lenden Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
Oh that's so adorable! I must admit that I clicked because I thought Zo looked like a young Barak Obama, what with those big ears. ^^;

I love your style. I'm gonna go look at some more of your gallery now. ^^
Oh-my-umbrella Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
This is adorable, I absolutely love your style :D It's really unique, it's great to see when everyone just copies Naruto now. The characters are wonderful.
jakofalltrades19 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
Thank you so much. Comment's like yours really mean a lot to me. When I first started I was getting flack for not making my characters like every other anime/manga out there. I'm glad some people can finally appreciate something different :D
Oh-my-umbrella Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
C: I think it's fantastic that you are trying something new! It's great to experiment, and yours is DEFINATELY worth the while :D
entropy-order Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
That's really sweet. I like his overly large ears, it's little quirks like that give people some character.
jakofalltrades19 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
Thank you so much, Zo's ears really give him character. Though for some reason all 4 boys he's friends with have big ears. They won't when they grow up though :D
entropy-order Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
They'll grow into them :lol:
RephaimNoir Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
i like this one, and its cool that your trying to get your own style, its nice that you have things (like Zo's ears) that stick out.
jakofalltrades19 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
Thank you so much :D Thats always been my goal, to take the anime style and make it my own some how. I'm really glad you like it. :thanks:
AshuraG Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
To get bullied is bad.*reminds of some really awful things* >,<;;

But it´s really better for a male to have jug ears then having the heart on the wrong place. He really seems to feel with her.

Only thing I do not like is that the fence seems a little "flat" compared to the other, very well done shading.

Digital works are so difficult...I can just handle works in traditional media, even if I can´t stop to mix it all up XD
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