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Going Underground by jbramx2 Going Underground by jbramx2
I've been working too long on this. I am at my wit's end. I have to submit it now or I'll never do it.

Tis Sam Manson going Gothic Lolita. *JB just can't draw a goth without lace now...* Although it's rather TAME gothic lolita clothes she's wearing. The gothic lolita fashion movement, btw, started in Japan but is finding its way here in the US. Hot Topic is beginning to catch a clue apparently. *points to a Gothic Lolita magazine at her local Hot Topic* Not saying that Hot Topic is authority in Goth fashion. Oh noes. They're a bit too mainstream now to be considered underground. But yes, Gothic lolita style is still considered to be rather underground stuff.

So yesh. Sam's going underground. Literally. Originally I thought to name this "Going Backstage" like at a concert, cuz of those posters, but ya just can't ignore her new clothes. The focus here isn't the background, its her. All she's doing is flashing the camera a smile before she heads further down to an underground concert basement.

Enjoy! THis took me waaaay too long to finish. *shakes fist at bg*


EDIT Okies, now I have time to write a more detailed description. lol! Sorry, I had to rush to work...ahem. It seems there's a misunderstanding as to why this took me so long. I didn't draw the lace myself. I found a picture of some black lace on the internet, (I think it was a fabric store) and with photoshop I made a brush of it. Then I brushed it on here and with much copying, pasting, cutting, moving, and rotating, I adjusted to accordingly to the part it was to go to. From this piece of lace I also copied, cut, pasted and moved the fishnet part to make one large square of fishnet and set that as a brush as well. That's how I got such a large piece of fishnet for her choker.

As for the shirt, I used various different brushes from Deviantart (speaking of which I gotta note these folks and thank them!) But the main ones I used are from . You'll recognize his Tribal Flower brushes. But I also used some grungy stars from his Grunge Brushes Then I just used the default photshop stars to further adorn Sam's shirt. All in all, I'm pleased with her shirt design. With the exception that when I merged the layers on here, the design became dull. It was supposed to be brighter and more silver toned. X3; Oh well, I'm going to edit this pic soon anyways to fix that.

Anyways, I'm very happy with her clothing. I kinda wish I had an outfit like that...(except I'd definately wear the skirt slighly longer...). XD;

As for the background...I hate it! That's what took me so darn long! And even when I was done with it, I still didn't want to submit it. I'm going to find a way to get rid of those posters. They're a hazard here on DA. >_< Ya can never be sure what'll be accepted and what won't. >_<

Let's see...what else? Uh yeah, some of you might've noticed I did her eyes differently from last time. I wanted them to be more lavender than purple, since that's how she's drawn on the cartoon. (She has no pupils!) I kept redoing her eyes, cuz they looked sloppy to me, but in the end, I gave up and this is how they ended up. Kinda...exotic. I sorta like it, but I don't know if I wanna keep doing it. I can't remember all the steps I took to make them look this way...:lmao: Oh well, I'll figure something out.
Hm...her hair. I don't like it. I liked her hair in the last pic, but for some reason I could NOT get it to look that way here. The layers and colors on photoshop refused to cooperate with me. Frustrating, indeed. Oh well, in a way that kinda works, since the lack of lavender in her hair, leaves the lavender in her eyes to stand out more. :shrug:

Oy...this still took too long to finish/submit.

Sam Manson c) Butch Hartman
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Katie9821 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
I love the details of the lace drawn and the colors.
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DannySamFanMan Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
This is SPECTACULAR! This is the best Sam yet! So much detail from her fingernail polish to her lace and the background, so realistic yet still in character, well done!
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AskRhydel Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is insanly good. I love the style. How did you do the lace? I can never get that right and I have so many ideas that involve lace patterns.

oh, and Hot Topic has gone mainstream, but they still have good stuff I suppose if you look really hard
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Fantasy-Fashionista Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is stunning. :wow: Did you draw the lace on her sleeves and skirt by yourself or did you use a special brush tool? Lace is extremely hard to draw. .____.; This is fantastic, the shading on this and her eyes really pop. :la: So gorgeous, nice work!!! :heart:
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drake-2 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
I love all the little details that have been added to Sam.

You did very well when making this.
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Avril-TRON-LuKon Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Very nice work!! my bro will fall in love with her, Im sure!! only I have to say somethic, her suit, is gothic, but isnt lolita :P
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freeza-frost Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
preeeety!
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ScapeRune123 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the color of her hair!
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Neyebur Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
This is so beautiful!
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:icononna20:
onna20 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
She's awesome! So vivid and beautifully done. You should be super duper proud of this.
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Unidad26 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Heeeeeeeeello there one of the best i ever see thanks for this.
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Mishi-Nagano Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I WANT HER OUTFIT!!!!!!!!!!!!
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youroro Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Student
She's soooo Cool!!
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Dysmorfia Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
awesome!!! and I want her outfit xD
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jbramx2 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too! :D thanks!
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aramintaXkazemaru Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is actually goth, not gothic lolita. gothic lolilta is characterized by modest victorian style dresses, but with a darker air. but still, this is a really awesome picture! i really love it! :heart: :blackrose:
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CuteMusicLover Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!!!:heart: i love this!:love: the clothing and hair are amazing. Actually this whole drawing fits the whole picture:D great job!
do you take requests?
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jbramx2 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww, thank you! eek! sorry, I don't. Never enough time nor any guarantee I finish a pic, I'm afraid! But thank you so much! ^^
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Match25 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
:jawdrop: so hot
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jbramx2 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heh heh, she is a hottie!
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Falzika Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
ah! I wish I had that outfit!
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jbramx2 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
me too! :D thank you!
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Echoheartx Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love Sams outit. This must've been a real pain to get done.
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jbramx2 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol, yeah, not gonna lie, it took forever. ^^;; Thank you tho! :D (sorry for super late response!!)
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lolo600 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
very cool!!
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PrayerGirl1 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
AWSOME!!
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jewelbird Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Completely awesome! I love the lace idea!
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BlueEcoFreak Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010   General Artist
Wow...

Everything from her hair to her outfit is beautiful! Great work!
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jbramx2 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hee, thank you! ^^
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BlueEcoFreak Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010   General Artist
you're welcome XD
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ImaginationI13 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
The coloring on this is beautiful, The outfit purely rocks, and Sam Manson kicks ass.

Five stars!
:star: :star: :star: :star: :star:
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jbramx2 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YES, SHE DOES. and thank you! :D
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SheWhoWalksWithThee Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMGOMGOMG!! I used to be a Phan of DP... now I don't get the channel. LOVE THIS!! I have got to Watch you!
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jbramx2 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! Thank you! :D (I had no cable, but I checked it out as much as I could on the internet and fell in love with the show of course)
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SheWhoWalksWithThee Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It used to be my fave when Avatar: The Last Airbender first came out. Then I became obsessed with ATLA
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Petardo238 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
She's very beautiful :tighthug:
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jbramx2 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I tried. :XD:
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AngeliqueBestow Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
i want the looks of her ...shes sexy
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jbramx2 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heh heh, thank you!
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AngeliqueBestow Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
=D
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Jynxpixie Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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Ru-a-Locke Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
I think you did a pretty good job on her eyes, given that the cartoon doesn't have pupils. It looks like Sam's thanking her grandmother for covering up for her again.
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jbramx2 Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol, you're right. Thank yoU! ^^
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sonamy4life Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow I want her outfit!! Awesome job!
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jbramx2 Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well, I do have the design on her shirt in my cafepress store if you're curious. lol. Thank you!
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sonamy4life Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow rly cool!!!!! You're welcome
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LavenderKimchee Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
I like the clothing, lace in particular xD
Don't they take annoyingly long to do though? o.o
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jbramx2 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In this case I cheated. I actually found a piece of lace on the internet and turned it into a stamp. IT's the same piece cut up, resized, copied, and pasted over and over again. ...hm, I guess it did take a long while to do either way...Hm. heh, thank you! I'm glad you like!
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LavenderKimchee Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
Cheater! Lawl~
I've tried linearting lace with a pen-tool and a mouse.... it takes a while ^^; Your way is much more efficient xD
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jbramx2 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol, XD Well, my way is slightly time-consuming as well, but at least it makes up for my lack of creativity/lace design skills. XD
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