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Infrared-Tan by 13th-Letter Infrared-Tan by 13th-Letter
FINALLY FINISHED!

Infrared-Tan for :iconmikeinel-fanclub:'s object-tan contest!
if you haven't had the chance to vote for this round, you can vote directly HERE.
i would greatly appreciate it!!!


i wanted to do something for the sneakerheads out there. these are one of my favorite pair of sneakers. ever. i was only able to do simple colors for now, and since i don't have my tablet here with me i had to use the laptop's trackpad.

here is a picture of the NIKE AM90 Infrareds i based the design off of.
ONE OF THE FIERCEST SNEAKER DESIGNS EVER.

*her visor/eyepatch sees in the infrared spectrum, her sword is actually a focused infrared light beam and cuts like a laser.*

CHECK THE INKS!

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:icondarkereve:
DarkerEve Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
Pretty cool design :D
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015   General Artist
Thank you so much!
:D
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majin88 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Terrific color scheme, great work!
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014   General Artist
Thanks! Though one of my all-time favorites, I can't take credit for the color scheme - that goes to Nike.
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mapocho Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
fresh fresh
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014   General Artist
Thank you! This design means a lot to me.
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Miss-Blueglasses Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012   General Artist
wahhh i love this
the details are awesome and djsbkdhasdkasbkjasd
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   General Artist
HAI!
your glasses better really be blue or i'm calling you out for false advertising, Miss!

but really, thank you! i'm glad you enjoyed it :]
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Miss-Blueglasses Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   General Artist
my sunglasses REALLY were blue... until i broke them but the pieces are still blue xD

hehh yess i like that pic~
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   General Artist
aw, sad story. i didn't mean to bring up the horrible memory! rip blue glasses.

thank you!
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Miss-Blueglasses Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   General Artist
hahaha xD
yes what traumatizing sunglasses experience I had lol
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   General Artist
;]
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Santolouco Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional
I really dug this!
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012   General Artist
thanks a million man, i really appreciate it! i really tried pushing myself a bit on this piece, especially as it was the first illustration i had worked on since like 6 months or something crazy like that.
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ArtbroSean Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's excellent. Great work!
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012   General Artist
thanks so much man! i love your coloring style, and work, so that quite the compliment from you, sir!:salute:

maybe we can work on something someday?
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ArtbroSean Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Yeah, that would be great.
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KFoster Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
got a hi-res for me? should be able to do this in the next few days.
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012   General Artist
that's awesome! note me your email and i'll get that to you later today.
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fighterxaos Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Writer
I LOVE this design! I don't know you but man, you have a great eye for design. :)
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012   General Artist
you know, i really appreciate that! although i must admit, i had a great muse - the Nike's it's based off of. i'm glad you LOVED it! i'm still really happy with it myself.
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fighterxaos Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Writer
I really do love it. It's also great you like your own work, there's some very talented people I know that never seem to be happy with what they put out.
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012   General Artist
thanks again!

it's definitely something i sort of learned to accept. it also has to do with the fact that all the practice i've put in over the years has finally gotten me to a place where i can make work that is close to what i envision. (trust me, i too went through years of hating my work, it's inevitable.)

i think artists, no matter the skill level, have a mental picture of the style or quality they want to achieve - i know i did/do. of course, this mental image evolves as our skills do so it's like we're always playing a game of "catch-up." i think that's why a lot of artists feel unsatisfied with their work (again, regardless of skill level), it just doesn't match what they want to achieve in their minds. that was always why i disliked mine - but as you start correcting the mistakes you initially see, you take them into account so each future drawing you make should have less and less as you refine your skills and your style. eventually you should reach a level where you can make things that you don't hate lol.

the trick is to always keep pushing yourself. you should be happy to make mistakes, because then you can take steps to avoid them the next time - until you don't have any more mistakes to make left to make (in theory). then you just keep pushing yourself even more and reach new levels.

i still see things that i take into account to "fix" or work on for the next illustration because i want to always get better - more complex, more fluid, more beautiful.

i was particularly proud of this piece because it was the first thing i drew after about 6 months (or more?) of not touching pencils or paper. i was almost afraid in a sense because so many things were happening that i thought i would have to give up on art (i don't think i would ever really give up on it, it just felt futile at the moment). so when i made that piece was when i "re-discovered" my love for art and convinced myself to push through it.
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Owl-Robot Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Trippy concept.
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012   General Artist
thanks! blame it on my love of sneakers.
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FreeMech Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm a sucker for clean lines and cool hair. Everything else is great too. The Nike Infrareds based design is genius.


Did I mention I admire clean line-art?
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012   General Artist
:worship:
thank you man! i love-love-love clean lines, so it's only right i break my hands to get mine clean. i'm glad you dig the hair! i got a sketch version of it, and i tried capturing that same energy.

what can i say? the design of the Infrareds is genius, i only turned them into a hot girl!
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FreeMech Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perhaps I should try breaking my hands for some lines like that :D

And yeah you definitely captured the energy. The pic has a lot of personality on top of the cool concept. So much so that it makes you want to see her in action.
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012   General Artist
ahaha, you don't want that! but then again, if the results are worth it, why not!

i tried giving it personality in lots of subtle details, from the fierce hair to the almost-snarl on her lips, even the way her fingers are holding the sword. i remember some people during the contest were saying that a lot of the contestants didn't put "emotion" into their pieces, but i just felt that the design of the sneakers was so powerful i wanted to showcase as much of it as possible. and object-tans aren't usually depicted as being too "emotional" - they are objects.

i've thought about making more of her! technically, she's an OC now.
thank you dude!
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FreeMech Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah she is technically. And no problem at all.
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Boobella Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool design !
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012   General Artist
thank you!
i had a great muse.
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samax Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Artist
hawt!
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012   General Artist
SSSSSSS!
thanks samax, you da man! you know we like 'em juicy!
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samax Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Artist
:nod:
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StreetHal0 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Love the sneakers dude =D And the beautiful lips!
I was like just sayin "That sword reminds me of a lightsaber katana" and then I noticed your description lol

No way. No man, not the trackpad. It's like one of the most uncomfortable things ever, I'll never be able to draw with that haha So, well done!
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012   General Artist
thanks! i love them too. aw, thanks for noticing, i was proud of how they came out.

lol ha, no way! well, that's awesome to hear that it came across like that, i was sort of nervous about how it came out. i wanted more time, i was going to make the sword transparent so the effect would be more obvious.

the trackpad was brutal, but i only did the flat colors with it, so it wasn't too bad. but man, my wrists hurt! thank you.
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StreetHal0 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
You're welcome :thumbsup:

Nah, it's okay. Maybe it would be more obvious, but c'mon you used a trackpad! (still not believing, man)
I'll bet! In my opinion it's like a massive torture for my wrists haha
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012   General Artist
thanks! i was literally rushing too, i had to finish it by the deadline and i think i submitted it with something like 5 mins to go! lol

i just thought the transparent effect would be super cool. you're right though, my wrists felt broken.
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StreetHal0 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Yeah, a race against the clock lol
Don't worry, it's cool even without the transparent effect. Now it's time to relax, dude =D
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012   General Artist
tell me about it! i've been relaxing for like the past week!
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StreetHal0 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
You lucky dude! =D
This season sucks on so many levels for me haha
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012   General Artist
don't worry, i'm about to join you on that suck boat any second lol.
i can feel it.
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JavelinCreative Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
MMMRF~! GAH~! BOOOBS~! POSE~! LOOKS~! COLORS~!.. THE.. .. THE BEASTINGS~!...
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012   General Artist
haha, nice! you best believe i made dem tettehs EXTRA snackable.

thanks son. i always appreciate the love! you made me straight up laugh on this one. i meant to put more into the colors, but i was literally down to the wire. i wanted to make the sword transparent since it's just a concentrated infrared light beam, with infrared light-shine goodness abound. i might have a color collab dropping on this by way of ~KFoster, so i might just tell him to hook the sword up like that.
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JavelinCreative Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh snapables! Lol that's awesome! Can't wait to see this pupster KFoster'ed the fuck up! BAM!
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012   General Artist
yeah, me neither! he hit me up on some old lines i uploaded ages ago, that Hot Hot Heat one, saying he'd like to color it, but i didn't have the hi-res since that was back on my NY PC. future-thinking, i kept the message for mad years lol.

when i finished this up, i thought: "this one is a color worthy babe." so i hit him up and he said he loved the lines and was down.

needless to say, i'm stoked.
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JavelinCreative Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
*whistles* :highfive:

Pass those crispies maaaaaaan~!
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012   General Artist
word! i'm waiting for him to hit me back when he's free.
fashiggadale na'mean.
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JavelinCreative Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
stay up on that cat man!
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