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nova and Erika at the beach 02 - REDUX by will-Ruzicka nova and Erika at the beach 02 - REDUX by will-Ruzicka
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So, I didn't hate the original version. It's just there were a few things that bothered me about it, and I wanted to update it a little. Problem is, I must have messed up 3 years ago, and flattened the layers. I couldn't easily edit the piece unless I was going to paint over it... but the more I planned, the more I realized I would want to redraw the characters from scratch.

So first thing I did was to use CS5's content aware delete to remove the characters, then I did a little touch up on that. I added some photo referenced rock textures that I then painted over... fixed the ocean a little and then colored the characters in my usual style.

I mixed it up a little by painting the characters in flesh tones, rather than grey tones. I used adjustment layers to recolor the hair and bikinis and such.

Let's see if I come back to this again in another three years or so. 9_9
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:iconthatoneangelfish:
thatoneangelfish Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thats good! im lovin the extreme detail on the rocks and the water as the waves crash against them.
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:iconwill-ruzicka:
will-Ruzicka Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! I had a lot of fun updating this one. Oddly the water didn't need much work, I felt.
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:iconthatoneangelfish:
thatoneangelfish Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
no problemo! the water still looks great!
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:iconpimphand:
pimphand Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The texture on the rocks is really nicely done as well as the way you rendered the surf break. Nice work.
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:iconwill-ruzicka:
will-Ruzicka Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! I had a lot of fun sampling real rock textures and painting over them. ^^
And painting water for me is a total pain.
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
I just. can't. take. my. eyes. off. of. Nova's. butt.

Is something wrong with me?
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:iconwill-ruzicka:
will-Ruzicka Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
well... that was kind of my intent with the picture, so... mission accomplished.
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:iconomegadez:
OmegaDez Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
i always thought Nova looked great with her hair up like this
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:iconwill-ruzicka:
will-Ruzicka Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
If I'm not mistaken (and I probably am) this is the one time I've ever drawn her with her hair like that. o_o
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:iconomegadez:
OmegaDez Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Well yeah. Here, and in the original picture too!
Which was one of the first pictures of you I ever saw.
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