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Flexible Reality by underwatertoons Flexible Reality by underwatertoons
Ever go back to one of your old drawings and decide you want to revisit the subject matter?

Looking at this drawing from December 2007 [link] , I suddenly had an urge to draw Marge underwater in the kitchen again. Only this time, I implemented a few new techniques. First of all, I tried my hand at a much more realistic underwater pose, one that made it look like she was not only really floating, but also kicking her legs to stay in one spot. Then I tried my new Paintbrush shading method. I also used my new transparent bubble trick.

And then, after all that, I spontaneously decided to try a new method for making a scene look like it's underwater - a full-screen Gaussian Blur effect, coupled with my previous method of a semi-transparent layer of flat blue. It all combines together to make what I consider to be one of my finest-looking underwater drawings yet! What do you think?
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Gulliver63 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
I love the hell out of this picture...I'm going to have to do something aquatic for you sometime.
TSH678 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
The title is SO clever! It's from the DVD commentaries, is it not?
SideshowBobLover Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
She has a awesome smile! :3 Great bakcground, all this details. I like it!
bubbletoons Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
very nice pose..
Seawolf1090 Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
It definitely works to convey the sense of her being underwater!
TheCrimsonEmo Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How does she breathe, I think sooner or later your gonna have to be drawing dead bodies floating around, Im pretty sure even toons can't hold their breath forever, lol
Redtriangle Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Again, I hope I'm not offending anyone, the one who obsess with water has no fear when polar ice cap melts.
ritagirl Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
you style is unusual)
DovesCryForMe Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like fluidity, no pun intended I swear to God, that you use when you draw simpsons fan art. Its gives it a sense of movement and animation. I remember a pic you made of Homer pushing a box into a (whatever you call them)and I was so impressed beause it looked like he was actually actively shoving the box. Nice.
magik2005 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Cool pic :)
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