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Underground Torn - Jak II by cocohints Underground Torn - Jak II by cocohints
I've been colouring this ALL DAY with colour pencils and now my fingers are hurting like hell. X.x Some of the pencils are now incredibly short making it harder for me to get a propper grib on them... >> I should get some new ones, the drawings ain't turning better just because the pencils are shorter.

Anyhow - This is Torn, an important member of the Underground when Baron Praxis was running Haven city with his iron hand of tyranny, and the one Jak and Daxter gets information and missions from in Jak II - Renegade. He can be stern (and rude against for example Daxter) and a tough puppy, but is really a nice guy wanting the best for his friends. The first thing I noticed when drawing him - BLOODY. MUCH. DETAILS. :fuzzydemon: And I've drawn him about 3 times in a single drawing too.. (1 - sketch, 2 - lineart, 3 - new lineart after colours) The tattoos confused me when they weren't that symetrical in the reference picture I had of him.... I also experimented a little bit with the background, I'm not sure how to explain that... I wanted it to look more sketchy than Torn himself, might create this focus on him for standing out.

Music inspiration that kept me going: lots of rock and metal, mostly Queen of the Stoneage and Ozzy Osbourne. ( Iron Man! :D )

:iconthe-wastelanders: :iconjakanddaxterclub: have my permission to have this picture in their club gallery.
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:iconozd-girl14:
ozd-girl14 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i love the chaos in the corner borders! idk, it just really helps complete the picture; i don't think it would have looked as awesome without it, in my opinion.

the pose is great, but Torn's face looks a lot less gruff.. maybe it's the nose? Overall, sakfhjlkfhjadjkfhsakfjh love it <3
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cocohints Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
omg your comment is too good for me! ;.; Thank you so much!
I'll have to admit that as time went by, I started regretting more and more making those borders. And pfft, yeah - you're right about the nose. The real Torn is more manly than in this drawing. As he should be.
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ozd-girl14 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
no no! I love the borders! in a time of war and conspiracy in the game, they fit. I don't think a clean border would have sufficed, considering he's a raspy shady looking guy haha.
maybe a revamp of this picture in the future? :] i think this is still really great kasdhjgsdgllllahhhhhhhhhhhh!
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Caffeine-Coated Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TORN NEEDS A HUG!! i dont care if he doesnt want one... I WANNA HUG MY TORNIE!! *HUGS TORN*

oh yeah. thsi si AWESOME. *FAVES*
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Boogiebutt420 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
wow, this is excellent
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lolly-pop-luver Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
he needs a hug!
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:iconcocohints:
cocohints Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
XD Heh yeah, but good luck to whoever is attempting to hug him.
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ICannotDrawToSaveMe Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
WOW.
Just... WOW.
[Nothing helpful to say :D]
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tree-dweller Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
i so love Torn.
hes gawjuzz! my fave from all the jak games, although i haven't played jak x yet... :(

You portray him perfectly, just the way he is. fantastic lighting!

It's that self dissapointment he has after betraying the underground to that bastard praxis!

nyawww...poor town

gotta love him

fab work!!!
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:iconcocohints:
cocohints Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
Thank you so much for those kind words! <3

Heh yeah, he's pretty badass - one of my favs. Of course that demands tribute. ~

And JakX is more or less a spinoff, not something I'd concider TOO canon. Kinda like a sidestory. You still get to blow up people tho. :3
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tree-dweller Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
awesome

i LOVE blowing things up

thanks
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DuckkisLV Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work! :3
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Spazzmatic108 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
♥Ish lovely!!♥
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hidanismyguy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
awsome!!!^^
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SLKestrel Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Student
nice use of color :)
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:iconchinara:
chinara Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007  Student Digital Artist
AWESOME!
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uuryuu-chan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Torn's so awesome! Great job!!!
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YokoMarz Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
That is awesome!!
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imaginingme1 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
i like the color
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Naomi--chan Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007
oh wow i love that!it's so wonderfull!
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Rynozerus Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007  Student General Artist
woooooooooooot to torn.
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Mekaya Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
oh my god it's beautiful :worship:
I wanna draw/color like that ;.;
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AyekalovesKouga Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2006   Traditional Artist
*sigh* if I could favorite this a million times over I would ;.;
XD You did such an awesome job on it! >< makes me jealous I cant color like that </3

I just love it! ^-^ <3333
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cocohints Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2006
:">:">:">

I really blushed out of that comment..... If you have colour pencils you can colour like that! It will just take so much longer to shade it like this tho, so you'll need patience.
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AyekalovesKouga Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2006   Traditional Artist
Hehe^^ Sorry, I didnt mean to embarrass you XD *hug* You poor dear

I do have color pencils, and patcience...O:!! *gasp!* I love the way that works! :giggle: Practice is what I need more of sadly.
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cocohints Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2006
Hehe. :3 It's mostly in the mind, cause the process can be fairly easy. If you know what to shade first and last all you need to remember is to colour with light colours first, and always start out with a light touch and then harder the more it turns into what you're having in mind. Crossing the lines is a fair technique I learned at school, but sometimes it can be smart to let the lines follow the volume's shape too. That's it, really.

I'll admit it's faster to colour in black and white, so that can be a good starters and then work on colours later.
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AyekalovesKouga Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2006   Traditional Artist
Hehe. Ive had quite a bit experience with coloring/shading. I think Im good at it, I just gotta work on my technique. ^^ Lol Now I want to go color XD
Thanks for the tip^^ Ill keep it in mind <333
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cocohints Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006
Go colour something!! Fly fly!! :D
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AyekalovesKouga Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006   Traditional Artist
I did! :"D I like the affect all the different colors make x] It was kinda weird, cuz despite it being my frist time coloring like that, it was like I knew exactly what colors went together O.o I was like "Whoa o.o" :giggle:

How did you decide what colors to use?
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:iconcocohints:
cocohints Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006
Hmm - first it's the basics I suppose, like yellow or blue etc, colours the pencils actually have. Then I make that colour darker, for example with orange, red, purple os something. And then.... use a completly different colour - like green on the skin or red on blue shadows. it's weird but it's logical - everything next to eachother will reflect the other's colour, it's just more visible when it's on a shiny surface like metal rather then normal fabric. This is how a drawing becomes more different and realistic than if you were to only use base colours and just darken those. You just play around with the colours and see what becomes of it! :giggle:
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AyekalovesKouga Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006   Traditional Artist
Wow, I love this picture!! Excelent work! x]
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:iconcocohints:
cocohints Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2006
Thanks! ^.^
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AyekalovesKouga Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006   Traditional Artist
No problem^^
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Kyonshigirl Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
Ooh hoo hoo hoo! *squees like some insane mad-woman* xD Torn! For some reason, I LOVE his feet in this. o.o;

I wish I could colour like that. xD I wiiiiish. +fav
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cocohints Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
:"> Whoa, thank you!! *Torn's feet must feel very loved now :3*

I bet you can colour like this too - basicly you need sharp colour pencils and patience. Lots of patience. A very useful tutorial book would be Learn to Draw the Figure by James Horton, since it explains how to shade with pencils, colour or not.
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Kyonshigirl Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
Hah, I could probably give it a try. xD Come to think of it, when I look at my art from about 2 years ago, I think "I was really THAT bad?" I suppose I could learn, seeing as I'm going through one of those figuring-random-techniques-and-styles phases. :3

Thanks, I might try to look at that book too, or dig up some of my old artbooks. x3
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cocohints Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
You do that! I remember some of my earlier drawings - I litterally copied other's linearts and replaced them with other characters. >> At least it learned me how people are usually built up.

Just remember two suggestions that I always follow when it comes to colour pencils:

1 - cross shade. That means that you can make each "stroke" cross eachother all the time. And alternative is to make them follow the shape of whatever it is you're colouring so that it doesn't look too flat. I usually do a mix.
2 - it's not illegal to use more than one colour! Basicly, the more colours you dare to use the better the result. What not many people are aware of is that things are reflecting on everything, it just depends on how strongly it'll reflect based on what the object is made of. An example is metal and a rock; a metal is shiny, a rock usually isn't (unless it's wet), so other colours are reflected much more strongly on a piece of metal.

Hopefully this can help you on your way. :3
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Kyonshigirl Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006
Waai, thank you! xD I'll have to remember that. :3 Thanks for the tips! *snoogle*
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JawsyJaws Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2006  Student Artist
Holy crud, that's good. *favs* great job! :clap:
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cocohints Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2006
:aww: Thanks a lot!!
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JawsyJaws Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006  Student Artist
You be welcome :D
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Daysavoo Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006
Dude! This is just so awesome! ^_^ I love everything, all those colors are just so great! :dance: And I really love that border it really does bring all focus on Torn, its just so awesome :boogie: And wow all those details in his outfit is just so expertly done, gotta love em :dance: And you even got his gun down! My gosh I could tell immediantly that is the same gun he uses in the game (oh wait a minute, does he even pull out his gun during the games? O.O )
Oh! And the pose is just so awesome too, ditto goes with the expression, can I kiss him? XD *Torn brings gun up to my forehead*
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cocohints Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
Hehe, thanks! His guns are odd, I prefer that dagger of his! :3 Looks dangerous, more than the.... gun. Odd odd gun...

"can I kiss him? XD *Torn brings gun up to my forehead*
"


Apparently he disagrees.. O.o
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Daysavoo Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
lol! nah he's just playing hard to get
*Gunshots go off and I run behind you* uhmmm s-see? h-hard to g-g-get *shakes wit fear*
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cocohints Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
X3

At least he's merciful - Ashelin on the other hand...


...

I'd leave her alone.
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Daysavoo Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
LOL! *shakes like crazy*
;_; Ashelin mad would be SUPA scary :cries: XD
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cocohints Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
For all I know, she could have taken the metalhead leader by herself at an angry state. :3
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Gate-the-white Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006   Digital Artist
O man! This is just too good!!

Excelent job. :D
Torn rules! :+fav:
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cocohints Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006
Thanks for the fav! :aww: *loves your avatar :3*
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Gate-the-white Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006   Digital Artist
:XD: Hahaha! Thx. :D
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