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Jenna ´Kaikisuka´ Linn Barton

"Automail" by Jenna ´Kaikisuka´ Linn Barton

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Phew. It is finished. It may not be impressive at first glance, but if you saw how it looked originally, and all the hell I went through to get it looking even THIS good, you’d be applauding me.
Firstly, the original sketch was a disaster. It was vague, with no solid details to give it body or life. I had to do most of the details and lines entirely on the tablet—with which, if you’ve never seen me fiddle around on my tablet, I am useless, unless the sketch’s lines are crisp and exact. And, as luck would have it, they weren’t. Secondly, the sketch was done on legal paper, and in order to get the whole thing in, I had to scan it three times, and piece it together manually on Photoshop. Thirdly, the file was so obscenely HUGE that my computer decided that it would be cool to operate, y’know, as slow as tar in January. So with every block of color, every save, and every line, the little progress bar came up and basically told me to go take a nap, maybe call my friends up, go out for a while, and maybe it’d be done when I came home. It was ridiculous, and I honestly have no idea how I managed the patience to get through such a huge project.


It took 4 ½ hours from first sketch to final save, which is decent, especially for such a large work. It turned out much, much better than I originally thought. The fates were kind, so I’m not going to hash up my karma by complaining about the final product. For the amount of work I put into it, and how hopeless it was in the beginning, it turned out splendidly. *pats Ed’s head* Good boy.

Now…I’m going to…pass out cold on the floor and catch some much deserved rest. Someone wake me up if I get comments, neh?


~Edward Elric is from Fullmetal Alchemist~

12 Nov 2008:-) Chantal Smart
ed is short
sad ed
ed got stilts
happy ed
21 Nov 200845 Lindsey
soooo amazing. love your stuff so much its not funny.

:-) Jenna 'Kaikisuka' Linn Barton replies: "Ah, come on! It’s hilarious."
29 Nov 200845 Ryan
you know you’re really something of a legend to draw this many good fma art. i think you’ll rise above a lot of artists in the near future. hope you win again, rcc

:-) Jenna 'Kaikisuka' Linn Barton replies: "Thank you! What an awesome compliment. I haven’t been doing much FMA art over the past month, but just last night I finished a few pieces. I’m not planning on uploading anything until I get into my new house, but if ye’d like to see them, I’d be happy to email them to you for a sneak peak. Rewards of a nice comment."
1 Dec 200845 Anon.
isn’t this where he fights cornello

:-) Jenna 'Kaikisuka' Linn Barton replies: "Yep. He rips off half his shirt for no reason..."
2 Dec 200845 Ryan
if you could could u email me about something? where did all the random other 11 pics go? i must know! i was about to show one of my friends your lighting effects pic but i isn’t there today how come?

:-) Jenna 'Kaikisuka' Linn Barton replies: "Gah, sorry! Really bad timing for you. 8 Yesterday I did a ’gallery purge’ to get rid of pictures that were older, and I didn’t like as much--apparently, that was one of them. But don’t worry--if you like it or any of the other ones that were removed, just email me at: kaikisuka@yahoo.com and I will send you whatever ones you like. Mm’k? So just let me know."
4 Jun 200945 Jeniva
oh wow. the expression, the expression. one of your best. congrats on being so amazing.
18 Jun 2009:-) Natalie Adams
awesome - he doesn’t look too happy - cookie? no?...okay then, i’ll just back away slowly....
Awesome trousers - i love the shading on the folds!
19 Jun 2009:-) Cassandra Denise Groenig
Incredible work, Jenna! I am uber impressed and I know what it’s like to put a lot of effort into some work. Ihaven’t done it in a while, and ... *pouts* I don’t have the work I did. Anyways. YAY! I love the, "I’m gonna kick your booty now" look.

:-) Jenna 'Kaikisuka' Linn Barton replies: "Thank you! This one did take a lot of work, and I’m happy with it. I’d love to see you put more of your stuff up! From what I’ve noticed, you’re really talented. 1 Thanks again!"
11 Nov 201045 Soul
this is amazing
17 Dec 201045 A Pen15 Member
I just pooped in my sweatpants 8
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 • Created by: :-) Jenna ´Kaikisuka´ Linn Barton
 • Copyright: ©Jenna ´Kaikisuka´ Linn Barton. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Alchemist, Alchemy, Anime, Arm, Armor, Attachment, Automail, Battle, Bearings, Bolts, Cape, Cloak, Coat, Cold, Ed, Edward, Elric, Fight, Fingers, Fma, Fullmetal, Hand, Hot, Iron, Joints, Limb, Machine, Manga, Mechanics, Metal, Nuts, Plates, Prosthetic, Ripped, Scars, Steel
 • Categories: Anime / Manga, Body Study, Fights, Duels, Battles, Man, Men, Fan art
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen, Computer-coloured Picture, Computer Painted from Scratch
 • Submitted: 2007-11-28 23:02:29
 • Views: 16588
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