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Project Opus 1 by MicahJGunnell Project Opus 1 by MicahJGunnell
This is a character design I just did for a future creator-owned project I plan on doing...Hope you like! Drawn and colored in Photoshop CS6 using a Cintiq.
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:iconwalyco:
Walyco Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Student General Artist
So cool ! Love how you designed her ! 
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MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much! Really glad you like her...She is one of the main characters in the graphic novel I'm working on :)
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:iconwalyco:
Walyco Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Student General Artist
You're welcome ! she's awesome ^^ I hope your project will go well ! Do you hope to publish it on paper or on a website ? 
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MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thanks again! Actually, I plan to do both. My current plan is to publish a page a week until the first volume is completed, then do a kickstarter to print a hard copy collected edition.
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Walyco Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Student General Artist
It's a great plan ! Do you still have a lot of page to do ? :0 
I want to stay tuned so I will watch you ^^ 
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MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Oh yes...I have done two pages of roughs so far! I don't have much free time as my full time is in animation, so I have to fit them in on the side of that, plus I have a wife and 2 yr old :) That said, the script for Vol. 1 is about halfway complete...We only just finalized the first half, which is why I've only just started on the roughs. I would expect the first volume will be completed somewhere between 1-2 years from now, depending on how many pages it is. Right now we're planning to have between 48-128 pages in the first volume. I will start posting pages online after I have a full year of pages finished(52) so there will be no delays once I begin posting. Thanks for watching me, I appreciate it! :)
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Walyco Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Student General Artist
That's cool, you have a great planning, event though you don't have much time it seems like it will go well ! How many volumes would you like to do ? 
I anticipate when you will start posting ^^ even if it's 1 or 2 years from now ! :) 
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MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! It will depend on the success of the project, but I'd love to do at least 3...If it was successful, I could see doing maybe 5-7. I appreciate your interest! :)
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restive Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
Have you considered designing the arcana for a new tarot deck?
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MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Nope, sure haven't.
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Estonius Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Luverly!!
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MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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Goldencard Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Student Filmographer
I want to say this has a a bit of a cool native american vibe going on but it's probably more then that.  Love the design of her outfit though!
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MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! Yeah, I'm definitely drawing some inspiration for the clothing from native North and South american cultures. Glad you like! :)
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KelciD Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love it! I love her design and I love the colors you picked. I just love the whole thing!
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MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! Very kind of you!
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KelciD Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Of course! :D
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HaV0cK Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
really nice work ♥ :)
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MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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budcali Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow, her outfit is awesome, nice colors and patterns. Love the background texture too, like it was ripped out of an old journal.
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MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! I'm glad you like it...I can't resist using cool paper textures :)
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nandop Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Pretty
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MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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jbyrd117 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Love the way you drew/colored the hair and I really like the staff/stick/branch.
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MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! I love drawing both! :)
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daaav Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow really nice one ! I love the folds (?) of the clothes she's wearing (that's a thing I have to work on, great folds are always great to see).
Is she from the project with the winged girl ?
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MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks man! Yeah, folds are tough...Lots of practice required. With enough study from life, you'll learn the general patterns that folds make, and you'll get better at drawing them from your head. The winged girl is from a different project...
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phritzi Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012   General Artist
She's cute! I love the shading! We'll all be waiting for more info on the story!
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MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the kind words...Glad you like! I'm working on this project in my spare time now so it will probably be a few years before it actually comes to fruition, but expect more teasers like this in the meantime :)
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trevthomp Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
She looks really awesome Micah. Thanks for the preview and looking forward to your project. Hope you still plan on busting out some paper for SDCC!!!!
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MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks Trevor! Yeah man, I'll be there...Paper in hand :)
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geekettegallery Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
I want that stick!
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MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
You'll have to fight her for it! :)
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geekettegallery Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
SO BE IT!!!!
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johnni-k Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great Micah! I know you will but please be sure to keep me posted when you get closer to putting it out! Do you ever draw on paper now?
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MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks Johnni! Lately I almost never draw on paper...My storyboarding job is all Cintiq, and while I miss drawing on paper sometimes, I HATE the process of scanning in and cleaning up my work. Its nice to have it immediately there in my computer so the process is streamlined a bit. If I had more time, I would probably work with a combination of digital for roughs/layouts, then print that out and use a lightbox for the final pencils. That's a bit time consuming though, so lately its all digital.
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FFF66 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Very beautiful !
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MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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grantgoboom Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love this, man! :) Great character & costume design.
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MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you sir! Much appreciated!
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Patrucca Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Very interesting! I love your coloring style! :D

-P.A.
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MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!! Glad you like :)
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NinjaSpidey Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Wow! You color this yourself?!? You've got mad skill at coloring too? Also I really dig the look on her face!
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MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Yeah man...Thank for the kind words, I'm glad you like it! I still feel really insufficient when it comes to color...It takes me SOOOO long to get something I think looks okay and then I still don't really feel satisfied with it...But I'm glad you like it! :)
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davebraun Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful!
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MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you sir!
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Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional
Very cute :)
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MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks man! I love your work! :)
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aidenke Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Ooh. Very fun outfit here, and love the shading. Definitely got a slightly central-asian feel to her dress.
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MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! Yeah, I tried to combine a few different cultures with the design.
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