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::Ames:: by shimmyshammy ::Ames:: by shimmyshammy
This is the very first real collab I've ever done with the very talented and seductive :icontlwelker:

She was very gracious to take the time from her busy schedule and on going series 'Heartcore' to draw up this little piece for me to colour. Got to say I feel rather honoured to have collab with someone this well known, makes me feel all warm and fuzzy as though something you never thought could be possible happened. Perhaps it is because this really IS my first collab with someone whose work you've always respected, finally getting a change to join forces.

Anways, think I've pouted long enough there, as for the colouring its self I'm rather content with the final appearance. Wasn't too sure in the beginning to follow a style that mimicked her approach towards colouring of her characters, but then felt that there wouldn't be any similaries of our appointed areas. In the end, I opted for something that blend a little of cell shading with the airbrush and the final result has pleased me a great deal. Though I feel naturally feel that there might be a little more that could have been done the final result still leaves me feeling happy.

Of course, the background the one area that I would openly admit is the weakest of it all. I honestly had no ideas of what to do and what you see really is a compliment of just this and that.

In the end though, I think this turned out well. Learnt a few new things, got to work with another talented artist whose work I'd advise you to check out and overall just had fun.

Please let me know what ya'll think.

Line art and character (c) :icontlwelker:
Colour and background (c) Shimmyshammy.
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FreedomKnight Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh. Could have sworn I fave'd this back when you made it. Ah well, corrected.
shimmyshammy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
It's in there now, just checked.
Wynxern Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I like

You two make more collabs

So I can like more yes
shimmyshammy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
I'll keep it in mind for the future.
TragicKatt Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your coloring and shading is fantastic! The overall soft feel shows not only in the material of the clothing but for the shadows on the skin as well. :icontlwelker: is an amazing lady and you are pretty spiffy yourself (what with your awesome in-depth comments and killer coloring talent!). I think the both of you make a kick ass team. :)
shimmyshammy Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
Thanks, Im glad to have been given the oppitunity to work alongside her with design and to do so again in the possible future. Certainly learnt a great deal from doing so which helps with personal projects on my end.
WingedHippocampus Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
This is very smooth coloring compared to some of your other work, but it still looks like -paint- to me, which is nice.
shimmyshammy Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
Glad to know it's improved compared to previous work.
tlwelker Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist
AWEEEESOME~ Your coloring beats the pants off of mine!

Gon' throw it up in my own gallery and throw a linkback to you in the description. C:
shimmyshammy Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
Well your anatomy beats the pants off of mine!

Glad you like the final result and to do this again sometime when things have settled down for you with your upcoming events.
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