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Ally Sparring - Color Test by elfgrove Ally Sparring - Color Test by elfgrove
Aaaargh. The frustration. I drew this last night. Got up Saturday morning and spent hours... HOURS coloring it. Because I was experimenting, creating my basic color palette for this as of yet un-named friend of Logan's.
I didn't realize I was saving it to my thumb drive. Normally nothing goes on that thumb drive that I don't have backed up somewhere. I finish coloring, have colors I'm happy with. Save. Close my image editor. Go to upload the files and...
Thumb Drive: "I am not a valid drive. Would you like to format me?"
Me: "...What?"
Thumb Drive: "Cannot access. Format this drive?"
Me: "Oh--- HELL NO. Open."
Thumb Drive: "Format? :heart:"
Me: :cries:
I actually lost about 4 art pieces this morning that way. This is the one that it killed me to lose. I've spent the better part of the day trying to recover it.
I managed to recover the file... FINALLY, bur the top was completely screwed up (managed to repair that) and the colors had been irreparably corrupted into shade variations of pink and green horizontal lines.

We have to give my thumb drive credit though. It only goes psycho on me for rare occasions. It's a trooper. I've had it since the early 2000s, and it has been through a full washer and dryer cycle on multiple occasions without loosing any data. I kid you not. I've left this baby in jeans or jacket pockets on accident only to pull on said article of clothing a day or more after being washed and find the thumb drive. Stick it in the computer, and it still has all of the data it went into the washer with. Booya. I love you Lexar -- companies just don't make things that durable. [link]

So... I've tried to re-create my color scheme for elf-boy. It's not as good as what I had earlier, but it's fairly close... I think it's a bit dark... but I'm re-coloring it in the dark right now... I'll still try to work on his colors in the future.

Anyways... It's just the elf and Logan sparring. Lots of fun to draw despite the pain in the arse it's been since I got the line-work in the computer.

By the by... I am looking for suggestions for his name. Right now all I call him is "Ally".
Previous Appearances: [link] [link]
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wiccanGothicDoll Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
wow this is great... and bloody.
elfgrove Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
They're sparring, nobody's bleeding.
wiccanGothicDoll Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
oh yeah I looked at it wrong at first.
Aeolus06 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008  Student Digital Artist
:D very awesome work on this :clap:
elfgrove Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankees! :XD:
Aeolus06 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Student Digital Artist
:D ur welcoem
Deerdryad Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
that. is. Awesome. But in that detailed top pic, it kinda looks like you put a right hand on Logan's left arm. But Ally is very smexy, I can't wait to hear, er, read his real name!
elfgrove Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Y'know, you're right. I screwed up that hand something awful. It's meant to be a fist with the palm up. I think I had sketched it both palm-up and palm-down, and evidently I inked it somewhere inbetween.
You'll have to be patient, it'll be a while before we see very much of him.
Deerdryad Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
I will wait forever for some cute scenes between him and Logan. *Has totally gone fangirl over that pairing* And now I shall applaud your awesome thumb drive, it deserves it. *rings bell on cat collar she got yesterday at AnimeNext*
elfgrove Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha. Cool. :D Hopefully I won't make you wait too long.

Yes, awesome thumb drive is awesome.
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