Sunday, 7 July 2013

S5.166b - Art Aside: Lyn + Root

ASIDE:
  The series closed off it's second year last Wednesday - admittedly with a hiccup of over two months in there. I'm also away from the computer for a bit to start July, so Sunday updates will be a bit different. I'll be taking the opportunity to showcase some character artwork that I commissioned.

Today: LYN (Linear) and ROOT (Square root)

COPIC BY SAMANTHA TORRES
Commissioned at Anime North in May 2013.  I had never heard of "copic" style before, but the artist seemed nice (and was impressed by my badges) so there we are. I think it captures Lyn well, and I'm glad to have a picture in colour!

DRAWING BY NICS (METAPHAM)
Commissioned at Anime North in May 2013.  OMG, Root finally looks like a guy!  I know I'm not great at drawing males; they were rarely my focus when I was growing up.  Fortunately for me, more equations involve XX than XY.  Also fortunately for me, this was a good artist.


TRIVIA NOTE: Conic equations have six unknowns (coefficients on x-squared, x, y-squared, y, xy, plus a constant), meaning you need five points to define a conic. This is why Circe has five hair curlers & five jewels on her necklace, and why Hyper's hairstyle always ends in five points.


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2 comments:

  1. Nice! They are very different...I think I like Lyn, especially. Will you incorporate these into your work?

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    1. Probably not... while I can think of a number of reasons (an old photograph, a strange reflection, characters themselves commissioning artwork) it would need to flow out of the story somehow. Especially as the styles are so different, it's impossible for me to duplicate.

      Mostly they were done to have around my workspace, and in the series buffer. And to encourage anyone else out there to have a go at interpreting these characters.

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