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I am Working by PineapplesQueen I am Working by PineapplesQueen

"Your Majesty, I am working. Your Majesty please- Is that a rappig? Why is there a rappig in my office? Are you offering me a late dinner? How kind. Ah I see you are leaving, how considerate of you."

Jade Curtiss from Tales of the Abyss has to be one of my favourite characters of all time. If you have not played the game or watched the anime, I strongly recommend it!

This was drawn on Photoshop mostly just using the basic, round brush. Approximately 40 hours of work.

Image used for reference.

Image can be found 
here on tumblr. Please don't repost!

EDIT: OH MY GOD A DD?? THANK YOU SO MUCH! Aaah I can't believe this!

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Given 2014-03-07
I am Working by PineapplesQueen is a good example of how using the right references can help artists achieve better results. ( Suggested by Replicka and Featured by alexandrasalas )
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Winter-Waltz Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This is honestly one of the most sophiscated and beautiful fanart of Tales of the Abyss on the whole of dA. Seriously, you are most certainly worthy of the DD. Congratulations :) This is excatly how I would imagine him to react upon someone's disturbing him during work :la: Keep up the lovely work!
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PineapplesQueen Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much. This game and character has a very special place in my heart, so I'm very happy I could draw something other fans can enjoy!
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bunziesgo Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
This just freaks me out. This is. EXACTLY. How I imagined Jade to look.

This is probably one of my favorite Abyss arts ever, too.
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PineapplesQueen Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
*squee* Thank you so much! Always glad when I can get people looking right! :)
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bunziesgo Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
:)
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K-haza Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a well deserved DD, I can't even begin to say, how much i love this, and the lamp, THE LAMP!! He looks perfect!

Also, the quote you've put into description is fantastic :'D
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PineapplesQueen Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Seeing comments like this and hearing people like the drawing gives me a warm fuzzy feeling inside, because I poured my soul into this. So thank you, thank you very much! And I swear I hear that quote in his voice every time I read it.
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dragonsong17 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Realistic Jade kinda freaks me out a little, but this looks AMAZING all the same!  I feel like if he were real, this is exactly what he'd look like.  And congrats on the DD~ it was well deserved!  :)
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PineapplesQueen Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Know what you mean! Not sure the real world could quite handle him :P Thank you!
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Mishaxstar609 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This...Is absolutely gorgeous
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PineapplesQueen Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you Ion~
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Mishaxstar609 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Welcome Friend ^^
Speaking of Ion, Have you ever considered drawing him?
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PineapplesQueen Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yeees I have! He is second on my list after Peony!
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Mishaxstar609 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Woot! Tard Cheer 
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Alsdale Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is fantastic!  I don't know the fandom, but I love the use of realism to capture fantastic objects (especially the light).  The lighting effect is wonderful.
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PineapplesQueen Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Oooh you should definitely get to know the fandom~ It's a great game and anime :)
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LotsOfLowe Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Amazing!!
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Nightroade Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
truely amazing, im pretty much still learning photoshop and could never do something amazing as this truely stunning work of art love it
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PineapplesQueen Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
If you know how to use the basic brush tool, then you know enough photoshop to draw something like this :P Of course you'd need a drawing tablet, but that's all there is to it really. If you can draw it on real paper, then you can draw it on the computer! Just needs lots and lots of practice :) Thank you very much, keep learning and be persistent, you'll get there!
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Nightroade Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
your very welcome :) im still learning things in digital media and hoping to grow and expand into different styles and such 
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Dzzy-Mz-Lzzy Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Wait a minute, that's a PHOTOSHOP PAINTING!? I honestly thought this was a photograph! I'm still looking at it and I STILL can't tell it's a painting! The DD was well-deserved!
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PineapplesQueen Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! Hehe well if you zoom in then you can see the brush strokes. I got a little lazy on his right arm. The creases drove me mad -_-
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JadeTorchwood Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
That is so awesome. I love Jade.Heart 
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PineapplesQueen Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D (Big Grin) I love him too~
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JadeTorchwood Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
I love his snarky sense of humor.
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applePAI Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014   Filmographer
Oh gosh--I'd initially spazzed the hell out over this on tumblr but I'd like to comment more properly because I'll never be able to properly express my love for this piece. It's so well-executed and I can(/have) stare at it for hours, and I'm so captivated by his face. It's so hard to do convincing realism with animated characters, but his facial features are captured so perfectly and it's incredible. And congrats on the ultra-well-deserved DD!
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PineapplesQueen Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for taking the time to actually say something here too! I'm very glad you like it! His face was the first thing I drew actually, though I did return to the eyes and glasses in the end to add more retail. Believe me, the face is a walk in the park compared to the glass objects. I think I've fainted. And the lamp. That lamp. *stares aggressively at the lamp*
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applePAI Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014   Filmographer
Wow, really? Haha, I wouldn't have expected that--but then again, it is glass, and glass is... glass. It all came out looking positively effortless, though! <3 As does the lamp--it was well worth all the effort ////v\\\\
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ImagineAppleScruffs Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The glass objects are simply immaculate! I don't have the patience to paint things like that. :D
Congrats in the DD! :clap:

:peace:
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PineapplesQueen Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
I was so intimidated by them when I first started! I was absolutely terrified of tackling the glass in particular, but when I saw the bottle turned out good (words cannot describe how surprised I was at that), I grew a little more confident. But yes, loooots of patience needed. Thank you :)
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ImagineAppleScruffs Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I would be, too. And I'm glad you felt more confident the more you worked on it; nothing like feeling good about yourself, right? :)
If you can spare it, can I borrow some of your patience? :D
You're welcome. :)

:peace:
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PineapplesQueen Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Patience is a funny thing, I have so much of it when it comes to drawing, but when I have to actually work on anything else... *heavy sigh*
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ImagineAppleScruffs Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel your pain... :petting:

:peace:
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Maleficus-Animus Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
The bad-assery of this image is indescribable in epic proportions.
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PineapplesQueen Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
You mean the bad-assery of Jade is indescribable in epic proportions, don't you?
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Maleficus-Animus Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
No.
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CrowManIC Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
amzing result ... congrats
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PineapplesQueen Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Alrathi Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Geez, this is freaking amazing!! I can't even remember the last character that captured me just with one look! O_O There is no word I can say for this besides either fantastic or amazing... so I'll settle for amtastic.
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PineapplesQueen Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh gosh thank you so much! I spent so long on this, it makes me so stupidly happy hearing that people like it! :eager: by darkmoon3636 
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Alrathi Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Hahaha, the time and effort is always evident once it's done! I'd be surprised if you didn't have a lot of people loving something you put so much into =3 ENJOY THE LOVE YOU ARE RECIEVINGGG!
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The-Divine-Fool Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
This is incredible, dude. I especially like the glass objects; feels like I could grab them right off the page! And considering you did this with PS's stupid round brush? Daayamn. 
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PineapplesQueen Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
The glass objects were a pain, but I also learnt a lot drawing them! Each one took about 2 hours though. There's nothing wrong with the round brush, if you can zoom in enough! The round brush is just like drawing with ink or with a pencil really, so it's easy to use!
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The-Divine-Fool Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
That's impressive! Are you using the hard or soft round?
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PineapplesQueen Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hard. I don't like soft brushes anymore. The only place I used a soft gradient is the glow at the lamp, but again, the lamp itself, the fonstone and all the light is done with the hard brush, just with very gentle brush strokes.
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Toxic-Moon-Dragon Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Truly INCREDIBLE!!!! This is absolutely remarkable work!!!! KEEP IT UP!!!! ^_^
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PineapplesQueen Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!! Hehe hopefully I'll get a chance to do more like this!
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tessary Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
the chiaroscuro is beautiful, very nice job!
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PineapplesQueen Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I've always loved strong contrast and shadows :)
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GabrielGuyer Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Grats on the DD! :D Really dig the piece :thumbsup:
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