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I would have written "lucky to be alive" but that might be just a bit melodramatic.  On the other hand, I did walk away from a pretty scary wreck on I80 this past Sunday with nothing more than a sore wrist and a couple of minor scratches on my hand.  Long story short, a trucker dragging two trailers decided to make a risky maneuver and clipped my car, sending it careening out of control.  He went on his merry way (as far as I can tell, he never even slowed down) and I ended up with a car with its front end so buried in a guardrail that the truck trying to winch it out was being dragged towards the car instead of the other way around.  The car looks like a loss and some of the stuff I was carrying is chipped or broken, but I was glad to have walked away from what could've been a fatal crash.

In any case, I'm at my Ohio home until next Sunday.  We have been furnishing it this week and have spent a good number of hours assembling and carrying and sorting and so on, and by the middle of next week I think we'll have the place furnished and looking like an honest-to-goodness home.  I will be moving there permanently in July and leaving New York behind.  The home office is still a bit bare, as it has only a computer desk (assembled earlier today) and one of my drawing tables.  I will have lots of other things to bring over before I make the final move, including my scanner and other drawing table.  Once that's all done I'll be drawing full time for at least a year (and, if things work out, much longer than that).  But that's a story for later this year.

I should be back to drawing my practice pages tomorrow or the following day.  I cannot post them until I get back to New York (no scanner here yet) but I can do the layouts and even final inks if I am so inclined.  Even with the accident and the additional costs that I will incur as a result, we've had a great time so far and I feel more and more excited about what this year will bring.
  • Listening to: music
  • Reading: Self-improvement books
  • Watching: time move too slowly
  • Playing: Diablo III
  • Eating: Less
  • Drinking: Coffee

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Tonuss
Milton Teruel
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Current Residence: NYC
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Soviet Superwoman vs Schadenfreude, page 5 by Tonuss
Soviet Superwoman vs Schadenfreude, page 5
I took a bunch of shortcuts on the artwork and shading to focus on the narrative and a few different effect 'tricks' such as turning the line-art negative in some parts instead of trying to add highlights.  I must stress that this story is not canon, and therefore I don't know enough about Shadenfreude's past to say that she suffered any sort of humiliation, it's just a story device to push the scene along the path I want.  But I figure most bullies on her level have some pretty ugly skeletons in the closet (apart from the literal ones!) and SSW managed to trigger a bad memory.  And so we get DRAMA!  Yay!

Anyway, we're about two pages away from the big pay-off, so hang in there.  The characters are the property of the esteemed :iconsoviet-superwoman:
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Soviet Superwoman vs Schadenfreude, page 4 by Tonuss
Soviet Superwoman vs Schadenfreude, page 4
I'm pretty happy with the poses in the first panel, because when I had first conceived the page I couldn't get it right.  Today when I sat down to sketch it I got it on the first shot, which was a relief.  For the bottom panel I used this pose from :iconsenshistock:.  (There are a bunch of pose references on dA and they're a terrific resource.  SenshiStock is one of my favorites.)  Although I'm doing this with an eye towards the lettering and page-preparation process, I still want to put some effort towards making things look consistent and look good.

The characters belong to :iconsoviet-superwoman:
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Soviet Superwoman vs Schadenfreude, page 3 by Tonuss
Soviet Superwoman vs Schadenfreude, page 3
I spent most of my Ohio trip getting the home ready for my move in the Summer, so I didn't get much done on this little project.  I did draw this page two times before I got everything the way I wanted, but I also skipped out on the backgrounds and missed a few details, most notably the armband on Schadenfreude's left arm in the second panel.  I also am not going to re-do page 2, so the previous one will remain.  I don't want to get too wrapped up in the art, since this is for the sake of re-learning how to prep the pages for lettering and coloring/effects.
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I would have written "lucky to be alive" but that might be just a bit melodramatic.  On the other hand, I did walk away from a pretty scary wreck on I80 this past Sunday with nothing more than a sore wrist and a couple of minor scratches on my hand.  Long story short, a trucker dragging two trailers decided to make a risky maneuver and clipped my car, sending it careening out of control.  He went on his merry way (as far as I can tell, he never even slowed down) and I ended up with a car with its front end so buried in a guardrail that the truck trying to winch it out was being dragged towards the car instead of the other way around.  The car looks like a loss and some of the stuff I was carrying is chipped or broken, but I was glad to have walked away from what could've been a fatal crash.

In any case, I'm at my Ohio home until next Sunday.  We have been furnishing it this week and have spent a good number of hours assembling and carrying and sorting and so on, and by the middle of next week I think we'll have the place furnished and looking like an honest-to-goodness home.  I will be moving there permanently in July and leaving New York behind.  The home office is still a bit bare, as it has only a computer desk (assembled earlier today) and one of my drawing tables.  I will have lots of other things to bring over before I make the final move, including my scanner and other drawing table.  Once that's all done I'll be drawing full time for at least a year (and, if things work out, much longer than that).  But that's a story for later this year.

I should be back to drawing my practice pages tomorrow or the following day.  I cannot post them until I get back to New York (no scanner here yet) but I can do the layouts and even final inks if I am so inclined.  Even with the accident and the additional costs that I will incur as a result, we've had a great time so far and I feel more and more excited about what this year will bring.
  • Listening to: music
  • Reading: Self-improvement books
  • Watching: time move too slowly
  • Playing: Diablo III
  • Eating: Less
  • Drinking: Coffee
Soviet Superwoman vs Schadenfreude, page 2a by Tonuss
Soviet Superwoman vs Schadenfreude, page 2a
I'm calling this page 2a because I will be re-doing it.  I know it's just a practice run and I completed it quickly, but I don't like it.  The proportions on the face int he first panel are way off and make it look weird.  And cutting off SSW's legs in the middle panel kills the effect of Schadenfreude lifting her off of the ground so effortlessly.  But practice is practice, and so I completed the page and am posting it.

I hope to have more pages in a couple of weeks.  I will have a drawing table and enough supplies with me on my trip, but no scanner.  So I'll have a re-worked page 2 and hopefully a couple more.
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:iconmr-marcus-81:
Mr-Marcus-81 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave bud! :D
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Soviet-Superwoman Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
Merry Christmas! :holly::hug:
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Tonuss Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!  Same to you. :)
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EdGarcia Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
I hope that your birthday was a nice one.CheersAhooooy Matey! Beer before Liquor; will get you sicker lolly and his coffee 
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Tonuss Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It was.  Thanks Ed. :)
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Tonuss Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks! :D
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BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
an early happy b-day wish to u, my good man
:party: :iconcakeplz:
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Tonuss Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
u r welcome
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