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Quiet Scene by orinocou
Quiet Scene
Sunday was a misty, drizzly day. We stopped at Smith and Bybee Natural Area in North Portland to look for Great Blue Herons, and found two! They were way out there on the water, easily to miss because of the heavy brush.

This piece is after Jon Klassen's style, made from scanning in brush marks and digitally cutting and pasting them together. Kind of like collage, where the goal is to work with whole shapes instead of outlines. Then heavy use of the adjustment layers in Photoshop, like multiply and overlay. This is my attempt to push shape over linework... it requires a different way of thinking about how to make pictures. I made screenshots of my progress on this thing, which I'd like to share with you sometime.

Klassen does a lot of kid's books. They're really nice. jonklassen.blogspot.com/
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I have a portfolio website now: www.orinocou.com. Longtime followers will remember I used this URL originally for the Final Fantasy 6 Comic project before it went on hiatus. I still don't have a plan for where exactly that comic will live...for now I'm happy just keeping it on DeviantART.

Webdesign and code writing is a weak point for me, always has been, but this site was put together using a Squarespace template. I'm happy with it. It's slick-looking, showing the stuff I am proudest of. Still trying to get the hang of some of the features though.

And I have a tumblr account. You know its mostly scribbles and reblogs from things that make me laugh or that I want to refer to later. There's a lot of FF6 posts and reblogs there, because... well, there's no "because". It just is. :)  orinocou.tumblr.com/

Anyway- happy new year! Did you guys all live it up? Here's to 2015- so full of promise. Make it your goal to do art every day, in some form. It will do your heart good.
  • Mood: Caring
  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Reading: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
  • Watching: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  • Eating: guacamole
  • Drinking: tea
Final Fantasy 6 Comic page 255 by orinocou
Final Fantasy 6 Comic page 255
Oh Cyan.
Some of my classmates mentioned that the font looks too cartoony for the tone of what is happening. What is your opinion? Are there other fonts I should try?
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Happy Holidays everyone! If you have free time these days, use it to crank out some art.
I have a portfolio website now: www.orinocou.com. Longtime followers will remember I used this URL originally for the Final Fantasy 6 Comic project before it went on hiatus. I still don't have a plan for where exactly that comic will live...for now I'm happy just keeping it on DeviantART.

Webdesign and code writing is a weak point for me, always has been, but this site was put together using a Squarespace template. I'm happy with it. It's slick-looking, showing the stuff I am proudest of. Still trying to get the hang of some of the features though.

And I have a tumblr account. You know its mostly scribbles and reblogs from things that make me laugh or that I want to refer to later. There's a lot of FF6 posts and reblogs there, because... well, there's no "because". It just is. :)  orinocou.tumblr.com/

Anyway- happy new year! Did you guys all live it up? Here's to 2015- so full of promise. Make it your goal to do art every day, in some form. It will do your heart good.
  • Mood: Caring
  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Reading: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
  • Watching: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  • Eating: guacamole
  • Drinking: tea

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orinocou
J. E. Hutchinson
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Current Residence: Illinois
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:iconmaronapossessed:
MaronaPossessed Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Is your site gonna be updated soon? Looks like it was taken down or something:X
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InkMyst Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh, my brother and sister just started playing FFVI for the fiftieth time this weekend when I found your Final Fantasy comic. My sister and I read straight through it and could not stop laughing! It's fabulous! I really hope you decide to continue it!! Love 

~Myst
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Grovyle Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
I am happy you are making the most awesome comic ever, FF6 ^_^ though I do not understand the numbers of some pages, it looks like some are missing because I did not find them in search ^^; but even without them it is very awesome ^^
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Arulein Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
hey there, I was just thinking about you (I'm replaying FF6 and went "say, whatever happened to...") and went to find the old site is basically gone? Do you think you'll ever restart it? Sorry if you're tired of hearing/answering this question, I just didn't see it anywhere else on the journal so I thought I'd ask.

Glad to see you're still doing comics and other art. Very funny 8 pager. I love the wordless ones, the pictures tell it all. Hope life is treating you well and keep doing what makes you happy :-)
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RennaLorie Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Thought you might like this rennalorie.deviantart.com/art/…
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orinocou Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Very nice sketch. Looks almost amano-like. Very nice.
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RennaLorie Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm glad. :)
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drake-rex Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
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DJohnson22 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I want you to do something for me, please?

Go look at your comics from Chapter 1.

Now look at the stuff you're making today.

Feels nice to improve a ton, right?  That's why you've earned a watch from me.  I'm rather blown away by the improvement you've shown.

(Oh, and FFVI kind of happens to be my favorite game of all time, but that's not important right now (Actually, scratch that.  FFVI is always important.))
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orinocou Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Thanks for the watch. Yes, it is always good for artists to look back at their old stuff, if only to see how far they've come. I hope you keep drawing and improving, and I'll do the same. :)
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BLACKBOMBERWOMAN Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Felicidades, ojala te pases por aqui algun dia y veas cuanto cariño te han dejado por tu cumpleaños :D y cuanto te echan en falta....!!!!!!!!!!!!
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orinocou Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Hola, que tal. He leido tus mensajes y me alegro que te gozas de mi comic y has vuelto de dibjuar. Por favor sigue dibujando y yo hare lo mismo :)
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BLACKBOMBERWOMAN Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
¡¡¡Oh, muchas gracias!!!, sé que a veces uno pasa por momentos de sequía porque el estrés no lo deja a uno sumergirse por completo en el maravilloso mundo de la fantasía (nunca mejor dicho) Estoy siguiendo todos los comics de FF6 que puedo pero el tuyo es el más entrañable !!!!!! Sobre todo por EdgarxTerra es tan hermosa la magia que pones aquí y allá delicadamente, pero uno ve sus miradas, sus sonrisas y la constante preocupación del Rey por ella, es un trabajo tan fin,o tan sutil... y cada día dibujas más profesional. Te estoy muy agradecida, en serio, hoy voy a ser muy feliz ^_^!!!!
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SacredDragon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Happy Birthday! :) :glomp: :cake: :party:
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MegaMan0X Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday, J.
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