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WWTX sinbad exclusive by ToolKitten WWTX sinbad exclusive by ToolKitten
well the only reason i'm attempting to post this right now, right after i finished it, is eric posted it, and now i can get away with it!

hah, well letsee..

this cover was kinda irresistible to start tonight, i was going to have it flatted and just flat half myself, color half. thats not what happened, i just ended up flatting the whole damn thing, took about 3 hours to flat, then i colored it after, that took 4 and a half hours. now you guys know why i pay somebody else to do my flats, it saves so much time!

it was interesting to have so much detail to consider, these sinbad covers really are just an excuse to go NUTS for both the penciller and the colorist, because arabian style is just so gaudy.

anyways, my favorite parts ended up being that vase on the right, both for shine and smoke.

this whole thing was really difficult for me, i kept second guessing myself because her hair had to be red, and i always use so much red on sinbad covers, i kept having to dull down the other reds a tad so she popped more, especially where the lanterns were concerned. i really REALLY wanted to make it a bit darker, like the sun had just set and the main light being those lanterns casting everything in a soft orange glow, but i had to keep it light per eric's request. i just enjoy coloring darker scenes more, shame thats not anybody's favorite from me.

but yeah, i guess even trying to blab i couldn't go on as much as eric just did. you can view the lines in his gallery if you're curious.

Lines :iconebas: Eric Basaldua

colors me, Nei Ruffino
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StacyRaven Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hahah Yep, flatting can take longer than the actual color work. I wish I could afford to hire a flatter. I recently did a test page for Jamie Tyndall and the flats took me longer than the coloring. It took nearly all day just to flat. oy! lol 

I know this is old, but it's still a great image! Your work is awesome, Nei! I'm so jealous you get to team up with so many of my favorite artists! Ebas is such an inspiration! 
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Hashae Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wooooow.
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QTcomics Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful
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mosixvision Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
ooooppppssss
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vampeer1 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
WOW!
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gleidsonaraujo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Awesome!
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Plamtree22 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Lovely work,
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Aoiless Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
beautiful **
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Tracanasse Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Waouh, owned !
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Madpredator Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
I love Belinda!
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