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Descending Spiral by smbhax
Descending Spiral
Was kinda happy with how this composition worked out, and totally lucked out with the little sand ripples on the face of the dune. : ) Watercolor is pretty good at dust!

This is art from my hard sci-fi webcomic, Supermassive Black Hole A*. Prints are available here.
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Beyond This Point by smbhax
Beyond This Point
After doing just red and blue for a while, this was a resurgence of purple. : ) Also: square airlock doorway, round door! : o

This is art from my hard sci-fi webcomic, Supermassive Black Hole A*. Prints and the original art are available here.
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Buoyancy by smbhax
Buoyancy
Thought this one worked it in a nice watercolor washy way, I suppose being underwater makes that easier. : )

This is art from my hard sci-fi webcomic Supermassive Black Hole A*. Prints and the original art for this page are available here.
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Last Light by smbhax
Last Light
Drew the figure, then got cocky and thought I'd try drawing the face reflecting in the window. Then that reflected face turned out to be so much better than the original face that I ended up erasing the whole figure and re-drawing it to try to match the reflection I'd drawn. I'm not great at specific consistency so it took a while to get close to right! In the end though I think I discovered a new chin profile for her (on the left there) that I really like.

And then the painting was a bit tricky and worked out a bit differently than planned but better in places than I could have planned, I think. Watercolor, it's a rollercoaster I tells ya.

This is art from my hard sci-fi webcomic, "Supermassive Black Hole A*." Prints are available here.
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:iconhelenyuqing:
helenyuqing Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you for your watch!
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smbhax Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're doing great work! ^_^
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CodyOP Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really appreciate the attention. It means a lot. And nice gallery!
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smbhax Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
My pleasure--and thanks! : )
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cdmalcolm Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Love you comic. Love the B/W. it my favorite type for reading and looking at great contrast.
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smbhax Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Always nice to meet someone who's also into the black and the white. : )
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TiredOrangeCat Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Just read your eraser review, loved it. I too have struggled to find something reliable to pair with my graphite. I have used the Staedtlers for most of my drawing career and have been pretty pleased with the results, although as you said, it tends to scatter a bit during heavy use. You have intrigued me and I think I will purchase the top four of your list to give them a go. Your tests were in the H-B range where as I work primarily in the 4-6B range when using graphite so I am curious to see how they handle the softer leads.
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smbhax Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks for reading, Cat! I'm actually trying out some 4B this week, and on smooth Bristol paper--and I got in a few more erasers, like Tombow's legendary old "Mono"--so I'm going to have a follow-up eraser comparison article in a couple days. (The short version is that the erasers perform relatively similarly to what they achieved with the H-grade lead on the rougher Illustration paper, except that the Campus 2B, which was #2 for me with the H grade lead, is at 4B just slightly outperforming the Ain Dust-Gathering, which was #1 for H--the Campus erases the softer lead more completely, and requires less scrubbing.)
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TiredOrangeCat Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Excellent! I am a sucker for art supplies, I have to bring cash only when I walk into art supply stores least I walk out with half the store in my pockets ready for projects. Your first review was steller, combined with your experience with heavy graphite use, made it more than informative. Been looking for an eraser to make clean up a bit easier. I am doing my series of 10 minute sketches trying to refine my skill/technique and minimize the amount of lines used. During these sessions I refrain from using an eraser, as 10 minutes is actually a very short amount of time. I am looking into adding a few 20 minute sessions to my repertoire and would like a solid eraser to quickly fix mistakes and to make clean up a breeze. The Staedtler as I said before has been my trusted go to, and in most cases suits its use well, but I do love to try out new tools. Looking forward to the next review.
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smbhax Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ooh yeah I might have to end up disqualifying the Campus actually--tried using it on a full page and it fell apart on me! Ack, art supplies. : P
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