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Chrome Itch - Cover by Lizkay Chrome Itch - Cover by Lizkay
Well what ta say...
Didn't want to submit this really, as the title says it's supposed to be the cover of my upcoming 2007er Sketchbook which's theme and name is "Truly Yours" And I normally keep my sketchbook covers secret until I print them out (and I don't think it's that nice overall...), anyways, painted this in the last 4 hours, roughly can be less or more since I did quite a lot besides. The book will be puplished in let's say October or later, since I am still collecting sketches and it supposed to show the full 2007 range and we have "only" August now. (since some asked a little preview of the cover on a template: [link] ) also can't tell how many pages it will have, but it won't be A4, it will be much smaller something around 12-15 cm hight, standard booklet size.

So back to the pic, the initial thought behind comes from really close friends, and one of the most beloved objects I ever owned XD (guess what) As for the Transformers Theme, I am not into this stuff lately and never really was (I just like the thought of cars with personality... LOTS), except sketches this will be one of the last pieces of that type, (why telling that? Because people tend to ask me if I am going to be a official geek now and will only be drawing this theme from now one... and that really annoys me, why can't artists just draw what they are up to in the moment??? .. People call me a Freak anyways XD)

Well so this is Chrome (the metallic gryphon spirit which is actuallly on the vinyl decal as well as you can recognise on his tail) and SilverSide, and because people were asking as well, shots of my "real" car with the "real" vinyl! : [link]
also the only reference I had...
and those who are interested in painting techniques, I made a flash of the painting steps, which can be viewed here: [link]

well, all in all based on a very rough sketch and completed in Photoshop... well was fun XD and a very good training... :love:

EDIT: forgot to enable one layer.. oops :blush:
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:iconladarka117:
LaDarkA117 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Student Filmographer
Impressive.
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:iconlizkay:
Lizkay Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
Thanks a lot! :D

:wave:
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:iconladarka117:
LaDarkA117 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Student Filmographer
yw!:hug:
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:iconsangiev:
Sangiev Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
Hey buddy,
This stunning image has been featured in this News Article, it is the 6th edition of it, and I'm proud to have you featured ! [link] Hope you'll go have a look, and enjoy ! And :+fav: to show your support ! :)

Regards,
Sangiev,
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:iconmummymetaller:
MummyMetaller Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
Oh cool; this really reminds me of something from transformers :D

great work.
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:iconlizkay:
Lizkay Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
Thankie! :heart:

:wave:
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:icongairyuki333:
Gairyuki333 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
Heh, this picture is awesome and cute at the same time, lol.
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:iconlizkay:
Lizkay Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
Thanks a bunch! :boogie:

:wave:
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:icongairyuki333:
Gairyuki333 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
You're welcome. ^^
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:iconishida-kun:
ishida-kun Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
wooooow, this is really good! i like how the tail on the white gryphin came out! <3
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:iconlizkay:
Lizkay Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
Thanks a lot! :heart:

:wave:
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:iconxiao-fury:
Xiao-Fury Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
man this is so detailed! great job!
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:iconlizkay:
Lizkay Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
Thanks a bunch! :dance:

:wave:
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:iconxiao-fury:
Xiao-Fury Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
anytime!
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:iconhipster-coyote:
Hipster-Coyote Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007  Student General Artist
>< My mom never let me watch Transformers, XD
Very nice pic^^
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:iconlizkay:
Lizkay Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
Thanks a lot! :dance:

:wave:
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:iconhipster-coyote:
Hipster-Coyote Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007  Student General Artist
:D
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:iconakkitheneko:
AkkiTheNeko Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
OMG! >////<
Die Colo si der hammer. ;_;
Perfekt. *_*
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:iconlizkay:
Lizkay Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
Dankeschön! ^__^ :heart:

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:icondragonheart07:
dragonheart07 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice you got here. It's a shame that you are not into the Transformers series at all. But I am ever since it first came out in 1984. But then again, you never cease to amaze me with your work. ^^
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:iconlizkay:
Lizkay Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
I am on the best way to get into it XD Really! :lol:
I do saw some of the older series, also part of that one older movie, but there is nothing left of the stuff in my brain, need to fill it up again ;) FRESH!

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:icondragonheart07:
dragonheart07 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's cool. Say by the way, how's the webcomic you're doing so far? And as for your character, have any new drawings or sketches of her as a taur creature? Just being curious. ^^
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:iconlizkay:
Lizkay Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
The next page is drawn, but still needs a finished inking and coloring, though I am still playing with the thought to leav it black and white... because the coloring takes ages :faint: besidest that, not much happening on the art-side here, just lack of time badly :doh:
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:icondragonheart07:
dragonheart07 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see. Don't worry about it. Just take your time in your stuff. Besides as the old saying goes: "Patience is a virtue."
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:iconwildfiredragons:
wildfiredragons Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool ^^
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:iconlizkay:
Lizkay Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
Thankie! :heart:

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:iconmistycrom:
MistyCrom Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
love it. even if it is a vague reminder of how much I miss your Cars stuff.
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:iconlizkay:
Lizkay Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
Thanks a bunch! :D
Yeah, I have to tell, I miss it myself, I have like 3 or 4 unfinished pics and the double amount of Cars manips laying around on my HD, really need to get back to them and finish the stuff ;)

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:iconthalathis:
Thalathis Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, ich mag besonders Chromes Gesichtsausdruck, so schön zufrieden! :3
Gefällt mir durchaus, die Colo ist verdammt gut gelungen! Diese ganzen kleinen Details wie die Kratzer oder die Scheinwerfer machen echt was her!
Toll geworden! :3
Morgen werd' ich mir dann auch endlich Tansformers ansehen! ^.^
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:iconlizkay:
Lizkay Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
Danke! :heart:
Um das zu sehen muss ich nur meinen Kater am Kinn kraulen, die haben das total gern und dann grinsen die auch so XD (ich hab mal gelesen dass die das so gern haben weil das eine der Stellen ist wo sie sich selber nicht putzen können.. :lol:) Trotz der Details geht Painting schneller als outline Sachen zu colorieren.. weiß auch nicht genau warum :?
Also wenn du auf Aktion aller StarWars abfährst kommst du bei dem Film sicher mehr als auf deine Kosten! :D
(Effekte sind nämlich von Lucasarts.. btw. )
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Vegerot Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't even begin to tell you how really cool and awesome this is!!! :love: SilverSide looks so great and the gryphon so cute! ^w^ :clap:

The scratches on SilverSide are a nice touch! ;)
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:iconlizkay:
Lizkay Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
Many Thanks! :heart:
Still need to finish that concept sheet of him.. though with all these details and my lame coloring skills it will take me ages to get that done :lmao:

:wave:
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:iconvegerot:
Vegerot Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome! ^^

Aw, I'm sure you'll get it done! :nod:
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:iconamberchrome:
amberchrome Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007  Professional General Artist
Lovely. He looks sweet cuddling the griffin!
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:iconlizkay:
Lizkay Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
Thankie! :heart:
Just had to add this detail :love:

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:iconnina-13draco:
Nina-13draco Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Great Gryphon
love it
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:iconlizkay:
Lizkay Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
Thankey! :boogie:

:wave:
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:iconhourglass-sentinel:
hourglass-sentinel Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
Are you kidding me! That has to be the coolest vinyl I've ever seen on a car. I can't wait to get my own set of wheels so I can deck it out as well!

This is gorgeous. The values and shines in it are so realistic! :D
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:iconlizkay:
Lizkay Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
Thanks a bunch! :heart:
People here aren't that "big fans" of decals and vinyls at all, though my car wouldn's be "MY" car without that, and with that lacquer-foil it looks high end genious I think! :love:

:wave: Greetings!
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:iconhourglass-sentinel:
hourglass-sentinel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
You bet! You have one slick-lookin' ride! =)
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:iconredrodent:
RedRodent Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007   Digital Artist
Sharp! =) A Scion transformer! Very cool.
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:iconlizkay:
Lizkay Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
Thanks a bunch! :heart:
Though it's supposed to be a Corsa ;)
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:iconredrodent:
RedRodent Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007   Digital Artist
^^; Ah! I've never heard of that car. It looks very nice, though! :XD:
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:iconlizkay:
Lizkay Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
No problem, it's a very un-common/un-known car and not even available in the US yet ;)
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:icondarkdragon23:
darkdragon23 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
omg i love it nice job!!!!
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:iconlizkay:
Lizkay Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
^__^ :heart:

:wave:
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:iconalbirdtocan:
AlbirdTocan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007  Student Interface Designer
I love this Lizkay.
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:iconlizkay:
Lizkay Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
^__^ :heart:

:wave:
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:iconerika-m-r:
Erika-M-R Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Please tell me I will get to see a full body color version of him in the near future!?
Amazing stuff; I really love the coloring, lighting and his little friend :aww:

Erika M. R.
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:iconlizkay:
Lizkay Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
Thanks a lot! :heart:
I do plan so, still have his fullbody concept which needs a finished coloring, and I do plan to make another view of him at all.. something more action like.. ;)

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