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Goro (Mortal Kombat) by jameslink Goro (Mortal Kombat) by jameslink
I've been meaning to get to drawing this guy forever. Finally decided to sit down and go about things in a more traditional fashion, picking up the old staedtler mars pencil (the ones with the holders) and have at it. I really miss the feel of these things. Specially when you keep sharpening the hell out of them and it's like drawing with a pin lol.

I remember playing the original mortal kombat in the arcades and it was the coolest f'ing thing seeing this guy pop out of the top of the screen and beat the shit out of people. If I remember correctly even though the original characters were live actors, the Goro model was a stop motion miniature. Of course everything's gone 3D now, but those were the days. Many a quarter wasted getting my ass kicked by this guy.

Thanks for having a look!

Scanned Pencils w/ Digital Color (on tablet)
Several hours
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:iconfufulili:
fufulili Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
You made Goro look hot! :D
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jameslink Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL I wanted him to look like he's ready to kick someones butt. Hahaha
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:iconfufulili:
fufulili Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
He's a Prince though :D
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MKRayden Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
by the way would you like to share your artwork with my mortal kombat website www.mknexusonline.com/forums/f…
there are many members who shared their artwork and cosplay images
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driftas Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
thats some boss look
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MKRayden Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
awesome artwork
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jameslink Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Mr.Rayden! :)
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lpjonathan2011 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Awesome artwork!
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jameslink Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
that is an impressively done goro. good detail and lighting.
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jameslink Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, was trying out some of the edge lighting. I might have gone a little overboard here lol.
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
it still came out fairly well
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jameslink Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you think so. Thanks again! :)
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:iconmortalshinobi:
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
welcome
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StrykerFanMK Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
wow! this is pretty epic :)
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:iconjameslink:
jameslink Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch. I'm glad you think so! :)
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StrykerFanMK Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
I envy you and others that can draw at this level and beyond- I think of the amazing things I could draw but I simply can't, must be awesome to be able to draw any of your favourite characters etc
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jameslink Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To be quite honest, I started not knowing how to draw well. I used to copy pictures I found in magazines and comics. But over the years I got better.

Many look at this sort of work and think the person has "talent" -- something they are born with. When in fact, it is actually a developed skill. And like anything in your life, you can develop it. What you focus on becomes your reality. If you are interested in getting better at drawing, you just need to practice and keep practicing.

Hope this helps and thanks for stopping by! :)
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StrykerFanMK Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
you've just given me some excellent advice about getting used to copying pictures from comic books, I'm definitely going to start doing that, thanks man :)
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jameslink Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, that's horrible advice. I should have elaborated actually. It has taken me literally a DECADE (10 actual years or more) to unlearn drawing from Comics. Comics as a form of reference sucks. If you can try to draw from life. I know it's not as interesting, but ti's far better. Trust me. One of the biggest problems of drawing from other artists work, I found, was that you pick up all the crap that they do wrong.

When I was young I used to idolize many artists. And I'd try and copy their work. But I didn't realize a lot of their work was crap until I was older. There are some DAMN GOOD artists out there, but even they have their flaws, so copying them is of little value. But do whatever helps you draw more. In time you'll realize what works for you. If anything, use other artists work to get you motivated to draw more. :) Hope this helps you man.
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