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The other day, a buddy of mine told me about a program called that would increase the speed of my efforts to color my pictures enormously. Currently, I am pretty much doing it pixel by pixel thru Microsoft Paint, which, although functional, is also very, very slow. Has anyone heard of Is it safe? After having suffered several viral infections on past computers, I am more than a little leery of freeware.
Pinocchio's friend, colored sketch by ReclusiveWriter
Pinocchio's friend, colored sketch
If you don't recognize this character, that's okay. It's you! Well, it's the you that you're cast as in the 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Pinocchio version that was released in 1985. I loved the artwork in that book, and decided to learn to draw the friend character. This is my first attempt, when they make an unpleasant discovery on Pleasure Island.
Pinocchio's friend, uncolored sketch by ReclusiveWriter
Pinocchio's friend, uncolored sketch
This is the uncolored version of one of my early attempts at learning Disney's style of drawing for Pinocchio and related characters. As you can see, he's just discovered that he's growing donkey ears and a tail.
The Blue Fairy, colored sketch by ReclusiveWriter
The Blue Fairy, colored sketch
The first attempt at the Blue Fairy, now fully colored. I'm fairly pleased at how the coloring worked out, that the flowing sleeves look translucent with the slightly darker colors seen through them. I know her face isn't quite right, but that's what practice is for. As I mentioned in the uncolored version, this is my first attempt with the Blue Fairy. It's also, by the way, my first attempt with a Disney adult character.
The Blue Fairy - uncolored sketch by ReclusiveWriter
The Blue Fairy - uncolored sketch
This is my first effort to recreate the Blue Fairy as she appeared in the Disney version of Pinocchio.


C. Ted B.
United States
Current Residence: U.S.
Favourite genre of music: Eclectic (NO heavy metal or profane rap)
Operating System: Windows 8.1
MP3 player of choice: Winamp
Favourite cartoon character: Bart Simpson, Eric Simpson (not yet animated, but I think he should be!), Pinocchio
Personal Quote: "Adulthood does not require one to become boring" (by ME)
I've been attempting to learn the classic style Disney used to use with their animations, before they turned over to all this CG stuff.

A few new submissions of my progress have been loaded to my DA gallery, since I'm interested in hearing others' input. Especially you, Mr. RustyRaccoon! :-)

More will be coming as I continue progressing!
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: "I've Got No Strings"
  • Reading: Jedi Twilight I: Coruscant Nights
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: The Sims Medieval or Star Wars: X-Wing
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Water

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quackington Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Does anyone know where ReclusiveWriter has gone? It's over 5 weeks and I have not heard from him since!
ReclusiveWriter Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
I am still here. I just haven't been able to get on DA for quite some time, because things have been horrifically hectic, and I'm about ready to scream.

When I have some time, I will be catching up. Right now, I'm just checking a few things before crashing.
quackington Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
You still remember my comic?
ReclusiveWriter Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
I haven't forgotten. I just did a quick re-read on your notes, to see what you wanted. I'm in the middle of coloring a sketch, then I plan to get yours done.
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quackington Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
quackington Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hello? Reclusivewriter? Are you there? Anybody home?

(Cricket Noises)
quackington Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Does anyone know where reclusivewriter has gone?
Pinocchio236 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Here's what Pinoke looks like as a "TLK" character. I forgot to send you this in my reply note. TLK Pinocchio by Kiwi-Heart

I would like to see Pinocchio scared to death, sitting on his haunches and holding his tail in fear. This takes place in my story when he notices his transformation while Simba introduces himself. When Pinocchio sees himself. he screams. So, can you make Pinocchio REALLY scared with one paw at the left side of his mouth and the other holding his taii?
Pinocchio236 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
May I ask for a request if you do them? It's "Pinocchio" related.
LoCo-LoBos Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
i like your story "A boy and his Donkey"
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