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Weigh Anchor by DoNotDelete Weigh Anchor by DoNotDelete
The linework for this piece is around two years old - older than the 'reference sheet' artwork already submitted here: [link]

I didn't really know what I was doing with her clothing or armour back then, and my understanding of colour wasn't very good.

This pose is pretty kick@$$ though!

I thought I should try to get all of the old Orkesstra drawings sitting on my desktop finished before I submit her revised design.

Love that iridescent skin.

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Do not claim this character or artwork as your own.
Do not copy, alter or reproduce this character or artwork in any way.

Orkesstra Korona is and David Nathan Dawkins.
Orkasaur race is and David Nathan Dawkins.
STRAY HELIX and all related characters are and David Nathan Dawkins.
Artwork David Nathan Dawkins.
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megadrivesonic Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Filmographer
alright critique time. You have a decent cell shaded art style. Id like to see what you can do with a more painted look like kecleon. It would really test how good your color theory can be. Heres an example of some of her work. purplekecleon.deviantart.com/a…
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HazelFighter Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013

Looks cool! :D

 

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22LugiA22 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
I just hope that this comic it's close to be finished!! i can't wait for it!!!
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DoNotDelete Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012   Digital Artist
It's actually changed quite a bit since this drawing - including this character's design.

It's not really close to being finished but I hope to make a start on it in the near future.
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22LugiA22 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Still can't way for t! can't you tell how many time it going to take? a week? a month? a year? never (hope not)?
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DoNotDelete Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012   Digital Artist
Difficult to say - though I think I'm getting closer to perfecting the artworking style I'm going to be using in the comic.

The style I'm working on is quite different to the one in this piece, but no less enjoyable.
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22LugiA22 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
I don't care if it is going to be a little diferent! we just can't wait for it!
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:iconjdoggcool:
JdoggCOOL Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work dude!
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Cyborg-ninja2007 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The pose, the attire (except for the stars) and the anchor is really cool.
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VoaxmasterSpydre Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This image reeks of awesomeness, dude. I seriously can't wait for this comic :trophy:
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KillToThrill Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
What would a dragon need with breasts?

It's a Reptile; it has no need for mammalian features.
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DoNotDelete Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010   Digital Artist
You don't know enough about this character to make that kind of analysis.

For a start, she's not a reptile.
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KillToThrill Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
So what is she?
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DoNotDelete Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010   Digital Artist
Using Earth-based classifications, she's a mammal (anything with mammary glands is a mammal - that's where the term comes from).

Her genome does not originate on Earth, though she shares characteristics with Earth-based creatures such as the killer whale or 'orca' (an aquatic mammal) as well as the parasaurolophus (extinct reptile) and nautilus (ancient mollusc).
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KillToThrill Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
yes now I see the fin on her tail; which does she prefer Man united or Liverpool?
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stevenrf69 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
what is she?
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Radiance-Eternal Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy....this thing is spectacular. :omfg: I'm glad to see this thing finally completed! The pose is stunning.

Excellent work, man. I absolutely love the design and colors.
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DoNotDelete Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks!

The details are all kinda outdated now, but I'm glad I went ahead and finished it.
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GreenAuraLizard Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
The star on her left breast reminds me of Tsubaki from Soul Eater.
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DoNotDelete Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010   Digital Artist
Oh? I'm not familiar with that character.
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GreenAuraLizard Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
This is her: [link]

except her star is on her right breast.
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DoNotDelete Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010   Digital Artist
I see.

Though she's decidedly more 'covered up' than Orkesstra is here.
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GreenAuraLizard Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
and thats how we like her...:3
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TatzelFreeman Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The pose truly is kickawesome. The cloth from the weapon flying around really adds to this, it's seriously an awesome picture. There might be many colors around, but I think they fit together in their own odd (and cool) way. The handles on the weapon make me think of a certain type of boomerang, like the ones Aika from Skies of Arcadia uses (yes I know the anchor looks different now, but still).
And a personal opinion, I'm happy you didn't integrate the stars in the outfit she has nowadays (or her battle armor), because I think that they don't fit the character and are looking slightly ridiculous (the one on the bra is okay though, it's mainly the tights).
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DoNotDelete Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010   Digital Artist
Yeah, I decided the star motif wasn't right for Orkesstra later on.

This anchor actually separates into two pieces at the point where the crescent-sword and the star-sword cross, hence the handles.

I actually had a Klingon bat'leth in mind when I designed the crescent-sword part, but in the end I decided to go for a different theme with her weapon, and have revised that weapon a number of times since this version.


SoA has had an influence on some of my designs though.
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Cosmeon Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010   Digital Artist
I like the nice anchor.
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TomorrowsArchon Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
Colorful has never been so badass. Orkesstra is a really interesting character Dave. I love her concept and that weapon :)

If I ever get better at poses, I might draw Kohaku vs. Orkesstra sometime... Femme-Fatales and OCCrossovers ftw!
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DoNotDelete Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010   Digital Artist
The crossover would be interesting, but you may want to wait until I get around to submitting Orkesstra's updated design.

Most of her features are remaining the same - there are just some minor changes to her 'crown of horns' and I'm widening her hips a bit to more realistically accommodate her tail, though there are going to be some major changes to her forearms - all improvements.


Her weapon design has moved on a fair bit from the 'Blue Moon' too.
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TomorrowsArchon Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Oh? Ok, sounds good. This design looks good so I'm sure the next one will be great :)
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Kenta-San Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still love that body of hers. ;) You did an excellent job with the background again.
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DoNotDelete Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010   Digital Artist
This background was pretty tricky to get right actually, but I got it there eventually with some fiddling.
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Gattlin Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
That is pretty darn epic to an extreme. I love her skin and that swooshy banner trailing around her.
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Autismdegree Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Nice compostion. The pose is pretty dynamic, the charcter and clothing seem to go together well, and the background is pretty nice. Overall, I wish I could do a piece of work like this.
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bojjob Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i wouldn't like to be hit with that whopping great thing :iconimhorrifiedplz:
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M-A-C-D Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Digging the new wardrobe. Also the weapon's design seems to have changed for the better. ^w^
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Twero Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YES! The pose is ALL! And the way you make the cloth and the colors receive a great treatment!
It makes a MARVELOUS wallpaper! :la:
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DoNotDelete Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010   Digital Artist
It'd make me happy to think that people would use anything I draw as a wallpaper. :)
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LeShad Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Looking damn good, kick-arse pose indeed.
That starry blue piece of cloth flying around looks cool, but I have trouble seeing where it comes from.
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DoNotDelete Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010   Digital Artist
It originates from the handle of the anchor-sword, much like the wrap from the handle of Ichigo's sword from BLEACH (the pre-bankai form).

The mechanism in the body of the anchor-sword was supposed to spin the handle to retract the cloth/ribbon when Orkesstra threw the blade at an opponent (much like nega-Ichigo/Zangetsu does in that dream sequence in one of the BLEACH books/episodes).


I've gone far more original weapon designs now though - this design is very outdated (the linework for this piece is around two years old).
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LeShad Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Ah, I see. Still looks cool in my opinion :d
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1IDeity Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist
:iconiloveitplz:
I am REALLY looking forward to this project's completion!
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DoNotDelete Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010   Digital Artist
Yeah.

I think it's gonna be a long time coming.
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Koleyl Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Awesome.
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DoNotDelete Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Koleyl Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Welcome.
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Limpurtikles Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I've always wanted to see her wield that thing. Looks ultra-cool!
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