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Greed Collaboration by AreteEirene Greed Collaboration by AreteEirene
Greed, from Fullmetal Alchemist.

This is my half of a collaboration with :iconsiriuslylostwerewolf:. I finally got it done! :w00t:

She drew the lineart, which I printed out to use as a reference, and turned it into a reduction piece. Her version is here: [link]

This is the first time I have used my new pastels as well :D. I really like them, but I need to get used to them as well. They are so much lighter than the charcoal; it was hard to get them on thickly where I wanted them, but they blend beautifully.

I couldn't resist giving him green eyes, sorry. He's greed for goodness sake, and as an American, I always associate green with Money $$$. Plus I love green eyes and have always been utterly disappointed that I did not inherit my father's green eyes. Oh well. So no comment like "OMG you got the color of his eyes wrong". Yeah, I know. I also don't care =P

Materials: 2B, 4B, 6B condensed charcoal, Prismacolor Nupastels (about 10 different colors, blended), and my trustly kneaded eraser

Do I need to say again how much I love my kneaded eraser? :giggle:

Time: 2 1/2 hours

Size: 11 x 14 inches

This one I fixed before I took the picture, because I felt the pastels would just smear like crazy if I didn't fix it right away. So you can see the texture of the fixative on the piece, especially in the black.
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:icongreeds-girl:
Greeds-Girl Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
*dies of happiness* that is one of the best looking greeds i have ever seen! wow.
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008   Photographer
Aw, thanks! I do have to give credit to my friend *siriuslylostwerewolf for giving me the lineart to reference my work from. :D
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Greeds-Girl Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
it still looks amazing
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008   Photographer
:glomp:
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:iconxiaocaca:
xiaocaca Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
Haha, this is great... I'm usually not a fan of anime/manga, but I like the look of this piece. Lovely work!
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2006   Photographer
Thank you so much :)
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:iconedwinluvr:
edwinluvr Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006
Nice! I like the choice of green eyes, correlating to money, artistic license baby! Good drawing and coloring.
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006   Photographer
Thank you. :D

As an American I always correlate greed with the color green. Not that I dislike his purple eyes, but I just couldn't resist.
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:iconedwinluvr:
edwinluvr Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006
You're welcome!
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:iconiloveteentitans8:
iLOVEteentitans8 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2006
I love it! It's colored beautifully. :heart: =D
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2006   Photographer
Thank you :D I had a lot of fun playing with my pastels.
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:iconchristfirst:
christfirst Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2006
Very good job!!!:)
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2006   Photographer
Thank you! :D
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:iconchristfirst:
christfirst Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2006
Your very welcome friend=D
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:iconnightangelworks:
NightangelWorks Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, Arete! This is excellent! I love thte texture and the colors. They work well together. And what a crazy expression! hee hee-great work.
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2006   Photographer
Thank you so much! :hug:

I must admit that his expression belongs to my collaborator. I was initially concerned that I would not be able to give it justice in my copying, but he came out wel. I did have fun playing with my new pastels! Look for more color work this summer :nod:
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:iconnightangelworks:
NightangelWorks Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
YAY!!! You're welcome. and yea, me too. Working on three pieces right now. One of which is pastel. :)
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2006   Photographer
Oh goody! I think there should be more pastel work around here :nod:
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:iconnightangelworks:
NightangelWorks Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
I quite agree. Not enough people work with it.
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2006   Photographer
I keep thinking we need a charcoal and pastel club around here...
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:iconnightangelworks:
NightangelWorks Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
yea yea that would be cool
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artistichobbit Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2006
thi si sgreat work. Just have a tip you were saying you had a hard time getting it thick where you wanted it to be. What i do is a smudge the pastels here i want it to look thicker.haha advice from someone who totally sucks at using them . but there you go my 2 cents orth.
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2006   Photographer
:D Thanks. I have to keep playing with them.
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:iconheartlesswyvern:
Heartlesswyvern Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2006  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing work here, It looks like it was taken right out of the FMA art book, The Detail is fantastic and the expression just screams "Greed" Amazing job once again :D
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2006   Photographer
Thank you so much! :hug:

I must admit that my collaborator ~siriuslylostwerewolf was responsible for his expression. But I had fun copying him and giving him life.
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scuzme Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2006
looks awsome :D great work :clap:
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2006   Photographer
Thank you! :D
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2006
:omfg: :eyepopping: You finally did it! It came out awesomely! I :heart: it! ~ Parks Gal :rose:
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2006   Photographer
Yes, finally ^^;

thanks :D I actually spent most of the time playing with the color; he was pretty easy to lay out.
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2006
Whew! Bet you are happy it came out so well :bow: ! I really like how the hair came out. Single strands make all the difference ~ Parks Gal :rose:
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2006   Photographer
:laughing: and yet it is so easy! Just simple strokes up then blended with the eraser. I sure love doing hair :nod:
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2006
Hair is fun, that is why I like to draw/paint :painter: Ariel :giggle: ~ Parks Gal :rose:
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:iconsiriuslylostwerewolf:
Whoa! That friggin' rox!! :headbang: I love the splash of color in there. I like green eyes too. I have them...plus Hughes has green eyes and I wuv Hughes:love:
But yeah, this looks really great! Gotta love Greed and those shark teeth of his:giggle:

Oh and I think the use of the fixitive looks great...it gives the background a bit of a kick:XD: Hopefully you used the fixitive in a well ventilated area:lmao:

PS- The only thing I use is a kneaded eraser:D They don't leave little annoying pieces everywhere...and since I draw on my bed, it makes a big difference;P

Thanx again for doing this with me!:blowkiss: 'Twas an honor!
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2006   Photographer
:bow: Thank you, thank you!

I had fun using some color. And yes, the fixative was ventilated. Otherwise my apartment would be quite stinky!

I use the rubber erasers if I need a straight line, or if I'm using a lot of graphite. Otherwise it's the kneaded eraser.

I love colabs :hug: Thanks to YOU for the wonderful lineart! :clap:
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:iconsiriuslylostwerewolf:
You're very welcome!:blowkiss:

Oh good...cause that fixitive can become annoying.:XD:

:hug: :heart: :love:
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2006   Photographer
Oh yeah, the first time I used it I had to turn on all my fans and open my doors. Thank good ness I have doors in my apartment and not windows! (I've got two teeny weeney balconies :XD:)
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:iconsiriuslylostwerewolf:
:lmao: The first time I used it was at school. I had to spary a huge picture of my face with it and I had 3 classmates holding it up....plus it was windy^^; I felt bad for them because it kept blowing in their faces:hmm:
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AreteEirene Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2006   Photographer
:nod: I'm with ya. We had to go behind the building to spray our works, and it was WINTER quarter! Brrrrrrrrrrrr :snowing:
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:iconsiriuslylostwerewolf:
Oh that sucks! :shakefist:
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KasumiAlche Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2006
Very nice ^^ I like it
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AreteEirene Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2006   Photographer
Thank you! :)
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