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WIP Raving Rabbids Zaza by Angilram WIP Raving Rabbids Zaza by Angilram
I've been itching to do this for years!

I'm a big fan of Ubisoft's Raving Rabbids characters (I don't play the games). Their DAAAAAAH makes me giddy.

I never had time to do these Raving Rabbids fanarts, but recently, while I was in Toronto, I went to Bobby Chiu's workshop, and I really wanted to try his technic. What better subject than the Raving Rabbids cosplayed as my characters? This way I have fun while learning.

As for technic, well, the drawback is that I was sick like a dog (the next day I learned I had a chest infection... =_= ) so my notes are the best I could take at the time. In other words, they're crappy.
Which means that right after the greyscale I hit a road block and couldn't remember how to make the proper transition to color without it looking off, so I had to improvise with lots of adjustment layers. (So asking me how Bobby Chiu does it will warrant an answer like : Errr...)
But it turned out all right, not flawless but good enough it makes me happy.

For those curious, it's painting in greyscale then adding color and adjustment layers. (As far as I can remember) It's a technic like any other, just because you know it won't make you paint like Bobby Chiu. It's no better no worse than anything else, but it's always good to learn new technics. The important thing is practice, finding a technic you're comfy with and try not to stick to it too much (otherwise you don't learn).
I, for one, have a looooot to learn.

Here's the final illustration:

And here's a Raving Rabbit cosplayed as Lily Spider:

Because I can, because it's silly and makes me smile.

Long live the Raving Rabbids!

The Raving Rabbids are (c) UBISOFT

The Museum Horribilium, Zaza Von Gloom character and art are (c) 2011 Angilram, All rights reserved.

Be kind, don't use and abuse my art.
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Sighz-no-name Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it. Very funky & edgy... Like you! Tres bien!
Angilram Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
HaHaHa! Thank you! It's great you think so! ^^
Sighz-no-name Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Malifick Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
I love posts showing how people have gone about things and this awesomely supercilious raving rabbid makes me laugh! Thanks for posting.
Angilram Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome. If you have questions about the technic, for whatever pic, feel free to ask. If I can, I'll answer. Though it might be a very boring explanation! ^^
Malifick Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
:) that's very kind. Although in the past I've tried to work greyscale up and fairly often work faces from a green base, I find it difficult to approximate the sort of 'colour wash' layer over the top of the grey in PS/Painter. Usually I just sort of end up repainting it... So any tips on that would be awesome but only if you have any time or feel the inclination!
Angilram Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I have the same problem, actually.

There was a great tutorial that actually explained one of the technics: [link]

Another way of doing it, is by adding a hue/saturation adjustment layer to turn your greyscale into sepia, or bluish pic or whatever color, then add other hue/sat adjustment layers on top to change the colors just where you want them changed.

Another technic is to add a layer with the mode "color" on top of it, and again, adjustment layers.

For me, it requires lots of tweaking. Does any of that make sense? :S
Malifick Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Haha, yes it makes sense. Now whether or not I can actually apply any of it is another matter entirely! :) Thank you ever so much for both the link and your advice, there are definitely some things here I was missing and can try out in the future.

Many thanks again!
Silver-StarFire Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
creepy. O.o
Angilram Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
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