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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. ^^
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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entropy-order Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
They'll grow into them :lol:
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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.
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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:
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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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jakofalltrades19 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
Yes getting bullied is always an awful thing, it's messed up that so many people find such joy inflicting misery on others.

Zo is always their for his friends, and he does have a heart of gold even if he also has a tendency to tease people as well. However, he and LeAnna share a very special bond.

Well the fence was a last minute add in. It was a patten I added in Illustrator. I think the fence in the Toned version came out better being plane black rather than gray and black.

I think traditional works are way harder than digital ones, I couldn't color these pictures with colored pencils or paint to save my life. I'd be lost without Photoshop ^^:

Thank you for checking this out :D
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tigerpaws Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008  Student Photographer
very cool! =) Looks great! You have an awesome style!
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jakofalltrades19 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
Thank you very much, I'm really glad you like this. Thanks for taking the time to check out my work :D
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sirhowl Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
Great concept! +fav
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jakofalltrades19 Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
Thank you :D I'm really glad you liked this one. It was alot of fun to make.
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D-e-n-a Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
Very cool! You have a very unique style.

I really like their expressions in this piece too =)
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jakofalltrades19 Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
Thank you so much :D I'm really glad you like it.
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Stapic Featured By Owner May 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
very clean cut and professional :) that fence would of taken forever : O
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jakofalltrades19 Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
Awww Kat ya made me blush :D Thank you so much, I'm really pleased you like it.
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sariochan Featured By Owner May 15, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool style and nice expressions. I like your coloring and shading as well. ^^
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jakofalltrades19 Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
Thank you , I was trying out a new style of shading here, It came out really nice I must say. I'm really glad you like it :D
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sariochan Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep sure do! ^_^
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Birthstone Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
Great work..I like the way you tell the story :D
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jakofalltrades19 Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
Thank you so much, Story is just as important as the picture to me. :D I'm glad you like it.
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Infusions Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
I love the style in this picture! Really unique and fun-looking.
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jakofalltrades19 Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
Thank you so much. That was exactly what I was going for, so it looks like I luckily pulled it off. :D
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Red-Blood-Of-Death Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
Good coloring
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jakofalltrades19 Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
Thank you so much, I was trying out a new technique :D
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caitlin-may Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Professional Photographer
great capture of emotion! I love the girls face, :aww:
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jakofalltrades19 Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
Thank you so much :D Her expression was pretty tricky, but I'm very pleased with how it turned out. :D
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BGWorX Featured By Owner May 9, 2008   Digital Artist
And how I love your style.... incredible work man I like how you captured the emotions.... :faint: :wow:
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jakofalltrades19 Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
Thanks man, this means a great deal coming from you. I've been practicing my facial expressions lately. I haven't done a recent picture with someone crying so I thought it was about time. :D
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winthersanna Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
How sweet! Really nice drawing!
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jakofalltrades19 Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
Thank you very much :hug: so sweet. Zo is a sweet guy, when he's not scheming. Actually a little tid bit of info just for you Zo and LeAnna actually end up together as adults :D
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winthersanna Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
Aww...when will you upload the first page? I can't wait...it sound so much fun!
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jakofalltrades19 Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
It definitely will be fun. Well I won't actually put out any pages until I completely finish the whole book. Once it's done I'll probably put out about 8 pages a week. That way I'll have time to work on the next issue.
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winthersanna Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
Can't wait!
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