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Rose in the Night

Rose in the Night

Rose in the Night by mallaard
Rose in the Night by mallaard


This was my submission to Udon's Darkstalker Tribute contest. Unfortunately it was not picked to go in the book, which is due out in a couple of months. I spent about a month and a half drawing it, so hopefully that kinda shows. Of course it's Felicia and Demitry, and Demitry's living Spawn-like cape which never existed in the games, but I felt like drawing it that way anyway.

EDIT: Wow, awesome! Thanks for the feature guys, I really appreciate it and the kind words!

General Info

General Info

Category Games » - by Genre » - Fighting games » Darkstalkers
Date Submitted
Views 3165
Favorites... 29
Vote Score 10
Comments 21
Media Ink or markers
Time Taken six weeks
Reference internet, magazines, painting books


Comments (21)

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OverDramaticHeart on June 9, 2010, 6:46:58 PM

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OverDramaticHeartThats so epic
So much detail.. and emotion :O

nomar42 on June 13, 2009, 9:31:23 AM

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nomar42woah! hey is that guy wearing any pants? 0_o

mallaard on June 13, 2009, 4:47:07 PM

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mallaardHeh heh, yes he's wearing pants, but if you've ever seen the original art of him, they look like they're painted on, so it barely matters. He's probably got the most pronounced package in all of video games.

bratzgirl on May 21, 2009, 1:11:54 PM

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LoveYouHateMe on May 8, 2009, 6:20:54 AM

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LoveYouHateMeMy god.
your hatching and stippling are spot on.
such great pensmenship.
may i ask what kind of pens you use?
and what size tip?

mallaard on May 8, 2009, 8:18:11 PM

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mallaardFor this it was all 0.1, 0.3, and 0.7 pigment liner pens. I used to be fond of the 0.05 size tips, but they're really hard to find, and to be honest you rarely need to make a line that thin anyway, unless you're drawing on postage stamps.

LoveYouHateMe on May 9, 2009, 8:01:35 AM

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LoveYouHateMeI have about 5 0.05 sized pens.
but i have never used them.
I mainly use 0.5 for most of my art.
I havent used ink in a while though..

darnstrong on April 17, 2009, 11:19:13 PM

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darnstrongvery nicly done, The shading is very well done :)


MADIO on April 14, 2009, 11:49:49 PM

MADIOIII uhhhh...i..uuhhhhh...drooooolll***** are u a robot or something....i mean did u..uhhh????? dude u have a worshipper!!!! but could you..uhhhh...did this...uhhh....this this take u 76 years to finish or what...????????? are u from earth??

luckylace222 on April 12, 2009, 12:16:43 PM

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luckylace222D; WHHHAA! The shading the shading!!! it's fabulous! WOW! It must have taken you a long time to do all those different tonings! I'm amazed! ;P You have great penmanship!

mallaard on April 12, 2009, 1:52:17 PM

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mallaardWhy thank you! That's one of the major elements I was focusing on in this drawing, how to better control my toning. I came across some nice tricks that can combine hatching with stippling to break up the linework and create greater tonal range while still keeping the lines to describe the form. Pure stippling is probably best for total control of tone, but it lacks the ability to direct the eye around the form like consistent hatching has.

Kinto on April 9, 2009, 10:06:34 AM

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KintoJudging by the size of her breasts I'd say its a well drawn picture.

mallaard on April 11, 2009, 10:05:57 AM

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mallaardOf course, I spent five and a half weeks just drawings the breasts! The rest I just threw together at the last minute to sort of frame them. My mistake was in drawing all this other crap, it's distracting your eyes from the boobs. Glad you like it!

em3042 on April 8, 2009, 12:34:37 PM

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em3042This is absolutely incredible. Something like this, I wouldn't have the patience for, so I commend you madly for it =D

Deuce on April 3, 2009, 2:23:39 PM

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Deucewow thats a great pic
amazing detail