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APH - Oktoberfest 2010 by FrauV8 APH - Oktoberfest 2010 by FrauV8
Happy (late) Oktoberfest to those who celebrate! :party:
(that'd be about a 3rd of my Watchers)

And yes... it's a late Oktoberfest Pic since it starts on the last week of September to the first weekend of October.


And it's a special Oktoberfest this year - it's the 200th anniversary of the start of the festival. :)

If I recall correctly, it first started as a celebration of the marriage of Prince Ludwig (who later became King Ludwig).
Since then it has turned from a wedding celebration into a celebration of the coming of Autumn, and now into a big party where millions of people from around the world come to Bavaria... and trash the place and get drunk. :(
(from what I've heard from occasional news about Oktoberfest, it's not the Germans that party crazy [it's not that they can't] - it's the Americans and other nationalities that come over)


Anyway... about the Pic...

It was all done via Photoshop CS4, which I normally don't do (I still prefer to draw out my Line Arts by hand and then enhance and color them in with PS CS or Elements).
I originally planned to have Ludwig/Germany/Doitsu wear a vest and tie, but it didn't look right so I left it off.
And I'm still messing with the Pen Tool for final touches on Line Arts...
The coloring is a mix of all the techniques I developed over the years since I first started using Photoshop (Gradient Layers, Brush Tool, attaching Patterns/Textures, Blending Modes, Etc.).
I wish I could spend more time on it and color it in using the Pen Tool for a cleaner look, but the College work is starting to pile up again since mt Digital Illustration class is starting tomorrow, a Biology test is this Tuesday, and my Logo project deadline is coming up really soon.


So ja... feel free to Comment as always. :)

Lolz... I just realized this is my 444th Deviation and today is 10-10-10... what a play on numbers today! :XD:


__FrauV8


*Rough Digital Quick Sketch: [link]
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:iconbavaria-chan:
Mmm... Ludwig serving on my OKTOBERFEST! Great. I :iconlikeitplz: REALLY VERY MUCH! :aww:
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:iconfrauv8:
FrauV8 May 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Bitte! I'm glad that you liked it. :D
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:iconbavaria-chan:
die Freude ist ganz meinerseits... :)
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:iconhildetann:
Hildetann Oct 15, 2010  Student General Artist
... I lovelovelove your style )))
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:iconfrauv8:
FrauV8 Jan 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks. :D
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AjnosFTW Oct 11, 2010  Student General Artist
Cool. Like his pose and the colourful lineart <3
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FrauV8 Jan 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks. :)

I used several Photos as Reference and the Base of the Line Art, and the Pen Tool for the Line Art with a Screen mode Layer clipped onto it to give the lines color.
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:icongirlypinkrox:
Das ist erstaunlich!
really awesome! :iconiluplz:
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:iconanimepinkpandaharuka:
Ooh yeah I forgot about that. xDD Wasn't it on October 3rd or something? xD
I love the drawing, Anna-sempai~ <3
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cruger2984 Oct 11, 2010
Belated happy Oktoberfest!

*gets some beer or your favorite beverage like orange juice and root beer*
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