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Susan Cruisin' for a Bruisin' by Crusader1089
Susan Cruisin' for a Bruisin'
I decided to draw Susan from El Goonish Shive

Why? It's difficult to say. I wanted to branch out and experiment a bit. I have always been very envious of the smoothness of Dan Shive's linework. He said once, somewhere, that he uses Illustrator while habitually I use photoshop so I decided to experiment a bit with Photoshop's sister program. The linework is incredibly smooth but it has a number of irritating factors which makes me doubt I would use it regularly. The characters of Jayden and Crusader have designs that thrive on the loose brushwork of photoshop. It is harder to vary the line width in illustrator, as the program automatically smoothes it out and the interface feels like fighting constantly with a scared pigeon.

However this did give me a very nice finished result, at least in my opinion. Branching into someone else's style is difficult and I think I pulled it off quite well. Susan does not look 100% like someone who would wander into a J&C page, but she also doesn't look like Dan Shive's work. It came off looking a lot more like Dan Shive's Susan than my previous attempt though
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Why Susan would look like this? Not sure. Perhaps this is an alternate universe where she joined a gang and wields the hammers for vain profit. Perhaps she is hanging around waiting for sexist remarks to occur so she can hammer people to death with it. I am not entirely sure. I had fun though, and that's the important bit.


Adrian McIlroy Speed
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Raised in South Oxfordshire, educated in Gwynedd, living... EVERYWHERE


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bmxrussell Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love your tut. Thanks so much
Crusader1089 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome. If you ever need a hand, I'm here to help as best I can.  Have a good day
blackmetalsanta Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Thank you SO much for your tutorials on YouTube. They were so so so so helpful! I have been looking for something like that for the longest time!!! :D
Crusader1089 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
Pagod7 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
I just discovered your comic a few minutes ago. Well maybe its been an hour ago by now. Freaking hilarious. My order was pretty random here on DA so I followed one of your links to drunk duck am now reading your whole comic in order. I just read the one called "the dourth page" and I can't stop laughing. I think you have some talent here and can take it a long way if you manage to make some connections with some influential people.

Keep up the good work and never give up on your dreams! /sorry I enjoy cheesy lines
Crusader1089 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am glad you like the comic! But I stopped updating on Drunk Duck a few years ago. You can now find all the new ones at this website [link]

And fear not, there will always be more Jayden and Crusader. Until I die... I guess it will stop then...
bitter-knitter Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Hello there! I'm the girl who thanked you for your tutorials on youtube! I had a nosey at your gallery and I must say, I'm quite impressed!

Heres hoping to hear from you!
The-Gravy-Boat Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
paigehwarren Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the watch! :D
felixmarcus Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yo. I'm back. Just thought I'd let you know, or something.
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