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Fisheye Placebo: Electric Violin by yuumei Fisheye Placebo: Electric Violin by yuumei


This is the electric violin I designed half a year ago for my next graphic novel, Fisheye Placebo. You can see this original design here and Frey playing it here

This particular drawing used a 3D model that I built in Sketchup (the other two were hand drawn) which I then added a few filters and painted over to take away the stiff 3D look. All this is for testing out the techniques I mentioned in this 3D background tutorial

I noticed in some of the tutorial comments that not everyone understood why I choose to use 3D models, and asked if that's "cheating". I want to emphasize that the sole purpose of using 3D is for the sake of speed. Since Fisheye Placebo will be a fully colored panel by panel comic, it would save a lot of time to not have to draw the same background over and over again. The goal is to tell a story in a time efficient manner, not to see who can draw the best background without reference. So unless I'm lying about not using 3D when I actually am, it's not cheating, it's just a faster workflow. Nevertheless, it's still important to learn how to draw without 3D aid. I only started using the techniques mentioned in my tutorial about 1.5 months ago. Everything else before that was hand drawn. If you do not learn the old school way of drawing, you would not have the skill set you need to paint over the 3D models to make them look less stiff. 3D is not an easy way out of learning how to draw, it just speeds up the process for those who work in the comic industry. I hope that clarifies any confusion!

For other artwork I that I have yet to post on dA, check out my facebook or tumblr
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WhiteFireFlies Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Wow, I  really like the design for violin. :happyclap:   
SashikobroAyumu Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
I want this OwO
WOLFENSPLEEN Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Looked real on the's great!
queen-observer Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVE IT! so beautiful!Flowering Vine 
Moonrose95 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't wait for more of your comic! It's so cool!!!  XD
Nathika Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is stunning! I hope it gets a DD~
Zara115 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Paint-Palette Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
So gorgeous :love: :love:
You're an amazing artist :)
Aryore Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist
So... Is this the picture Alex took of Frey's violin when they were checking out the flat?
She's a good phtographer
Emeoo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Artist

So, since you're using these 3D models for, basically, all the major settings... what would be the possibility of you turning these 3D designs into a virtual world for fans to explore? Late, of course, maybe a year or two after the comic is finished.
Or, are any of these designs available in the warehouse for other users to use them in fan-made things/explore them/make them into a virtual world by themselves?

I know Andrew Hussie is making an adventure game based on Homestuck and I just thought that kind of thing would be awesome to make for this other obssestion of mine, Fisheye Placebo.

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