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A Ponymphoid Librarian in Dinosaur Hell by toonbat A Ponymphoid Librarian in Dinosaur Hell by toonbat
Yes! For the first time ever, the prehistoric meets the purpurescent!
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:iconpsychopathgod1984:
PsychopathGod1984 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
What!
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:iconcelestiathefilly:
CelestiaTheFilly Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Artist
why is me like that??
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:icontoonbat:
toonbat Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I was hoping you would tell me!
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:iconcelestiathefilly:
CelestiaTheFilly Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Artist
hmm me as a t rex............. Awesome!
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:iconnemesisprime91:
Nemesisprime91 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Writer
I don't like the way you're eyeing Spike...
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:iconcelestiathefilly:
CelestiaTheFilly Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Artist
wut??
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:iconnemesisprime91:
Nemesisprime91 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Writer
Look at your Dino self and then follow its gaze.
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:iconcelestiathefilly:
CelestiaTheFilly Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Artist
ij
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:iconnemesisprime91:
Nemesisprime91 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Writer
judging by that response, you saw what i saw. so when can we expect the kids?
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:iconsomercet:
somercet Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Celestia is hilarious. Gilda makes a sexy barbarian and Twi rocks that leather bikini.
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:icontoonbat:
toonbat Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Heheh!  Many thanks!  God, this was such an obscure reference!
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:iconepulson:
Epulson Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dinolestia design looks wicked. I like differently coloured scales on her back, with these mini wings (she can fly with them actually?). Gilda is neat too!

Now I know (from comments) that you're doing your lines in Inkscape, I have always thought that you're doing them with standard ink, scan, then colour. As for doing lines in Photoshop, you can cut out "Luminosity" pixels straight from scanned sketch (it's after all black on white and I'm guessing it's good quality), getting only black pixels and keep original line flow. After that, you can reduce image size, to automatically apply antialiasing on your lines. Or you can vectorize your lines in Photoshop exclusively. Or do them with graphic tablet. There are ton of ideas how to do that, in many programs. But there is a flaw - they would never look crisp like done with vector tool (pen tool or Bezier curves or cucumber/whatever). But then you would save time.

I would like to see your basic, inked sketch, with digital colouring even if it would be less crispier.
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:icontoonbat:
toonbat Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I do ink my lines by hand, but then use levels in photoshop to get closer to true black and white, then vectorize the cleaner lines.  Doesn't take particularly long by my standards, and I've always been happy with the results.  Thanks for the observations, though!
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Ghalaghor Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
...wut
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TechZeroPyro Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
The Celestia Dino reminds of Dudley.  A little cartoon the Denist showed me.
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:iconmakkon:
Makkon Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Question: how do you do your lines? Are you using photoshop brushes, or are the vector based out of Illustrator or Manga Studio?
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:icontoonbat:
toonbat Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I usually do my lines in four steps. First i do inks on paper by hand. Then I clean up the lines a bit on Photoshop using the levels and the brushes. Then I vectorize the lines on Illustrator. Then I switch back to Photoshop for coloring.

If anybody knows of a better method, please tell me. I'm kinda self-taught, which is not always ideal.
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:iconmakkon:
Makkon Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, gotcha! I thought you made your lines initially in PS. These still look really good!

There may be a simpler way of vectorizing the lines within photoshop. After you've cleaned up the lines in PS, you can do a quick Noise>Median filter (not too much, just enough to smooth out the edges) or you can skip this step, as it may smooth over your sharp ends that you want. Afterward, use the Magic Wand tool to select all your lines, and in the Paths tab, you can convert your selection to a path. You can then fill in the path by ctrl-clicking on the path, and on a new layer filling it in with the paint bucket tool.

In addition to that, you can also make the lines thicker or thinner during the selection stage by going to Selection>Modify>Expand/Contract. You can then convert your new selection to a path and fill that in as before.

With your filled-lines layer selected, you can click on Lock Transparent Pixels (at the top-left of the layers window). It's easier to color in your lines this way, and you can paint over them freely with any brush you want.

An extra that may give you some fun experimenting: you can convert your path into a shape, if you have recurring shapes that you use. Sparth, a french concept artist, developed the technique of using custom shapes to block in a scene for a landscape using shapes he made from photographs. Take a look! www.conceptart.org/forums/show...
If you want to try this method, be sure to assign a hotkey to Flip Canvas, custom shapes can't be inverted as you place them.
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toonbat Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hmmm... I may need a little practice to figure this out.  The paths I created didn't look nearly as good as they do on Illustrator, but I think I may just need to tweak the settings.  Either way, wow... thanks so much!
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:iconmakkon:
Makkon Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The larger the resolution, the more accurate the lines will be.
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:icontoonbat:
toonbat Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Okies!
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:iconsuirano:
Suirano Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
How do you keep finding these things DX
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:icontoonbat:
toonbat Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This magnificent puppy, I was lucky enough to run into even before I was acquainted with the internet.
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:iconsuirano:
Suirano Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
And here I thought that my friend from back home would be the only one to show me incredibly cheesy old school stuff.
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:icontoonbat:
toonbat Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
How do you know I'm not secretly your friend from back home? :paranoid:
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:iconsuirano:
Suirano Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
*le gasp* Well that is because I haven't been beamed with hate rays yet XD
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:icontoonbat:
toonbat Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Like reverse Care Bear stares?
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:iconsuirano:
Suirano Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
....I don't know if bears are involved when I think about it lol.
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SwanLullaby Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
funny :)
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:iconhardcorebrony:
hardcorebrony Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
HA! porque tener a una princesa molestia no era sufisiente jajaja
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:icontoonbat:
toonbat Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
No para una BIBLIOTECARIA PONINFÓMANA EN EL INFIERNO DE DINOSAURIOS!
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:iconhardcorebrony:
hardcorebrony Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
esto definitibamente necesita un fanfic
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:icontoonbat:
toonbat Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yo te elijo!
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:iconhardcorebrony:
hardcorebrony Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
hahaha ni que fuera pokemon
ademas me tendras que disculpar solo soy un curioso, mi caligrafia es pesima y ni se diga dibujando
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:iconmoralshifter:
MoralShifter Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I don't understand... but that's just it. I don't have to.
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:icontoonbat:
toonbat Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Now you do understand. :lol:
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:iconmoralshifter:
MoralShifter Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
No, I dream.
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:iconflameabel:
Flameabel Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Hahah this is really cool!
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:icontoonbat:
toonbat Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Squee!
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:iconcelestiathegreatest:
CelestiaTheGreatest Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
T-REX CELESTIA

ASFFDSFJFHJFHJF
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:icontoonbat:
toonbat Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Don't move! She can't see us if we don't move!
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:icongeekspace:
geekspace Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Just what they want you to think.
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:iconhappybunns:
Happybunns Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel sad that I know the reference...
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:icontoonbat:
toonbat Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It is right that you should feel bad! ;P
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Happybunns Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My brother bought it for like a dollar at a comic shop. I watch a lot of old no-budget claymation dinosaur like movies, but even this wasn't for me. Lol.
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toonbat Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, it's always a treat to run into someone who gets this reference. Hope you enjoyed the drawing!
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AngelsKarith Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
is confused but like how you drew Twilight she looks sexy and cute
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toonbat Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Referencing a trashy b-movie with an awesome title. And yeah, totally! I would have probably gone with Fluttershy, but she's not a librarian.
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AngelsKarith Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
ahh I get it nympho librarian in dinosaur hell never seen or heard of it Fluttershy would been adorable still like how you did Twilight I rarely like anthro Ponies but you do them really good
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toonbat Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, it helped that it was Twilight. When I first saw the show, I was surprised at her design. Compared to the candy explosion of colors on the other ponies, her blue and purple seemed almost dull. And of course her haircut was so subdued and dorky. Hardly something a five year old girl would want to brush. But her design really grows on you.
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