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Machall Wallpaper by SnafuDave Machall Wallpaper by SnafuDave
This is a fan art of Ian and Matt from the webcomic Machall [link]

It was done for Ian's birthday. I got the idea for the background design elements from my favorite Resident Evil wallpaper.
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:icontottot2232:
tottot2232 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome!
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LarukuJack Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
hey nice work but the 2nd one dress and looks exactly like the real me lol
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:iconisjungfrun:
Isjungfrun Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
I miss Machall so much, although the new comic is pretty snazzy.
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:iconsnafudave:
SnafuDave Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007
I love Three Panel Soul. So good.
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Isjungfrun Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2007
Yeah, the art is really lovely and I like that Ian does change it once in a while. Always refreshing.
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SnafuDave Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2007
agreed.
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:iconthehedgie:
TheHedgie Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007
Very nice! like it very much. :P
btw. u haven't been so commented these days... :? have u ever tried drawing a giraffe in yer room? lol
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:iconsnafudave:
SnafuDave Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007
I haven't done anything new on Deviant art in years.
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Vanq16 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
they started a new comic! called Three Panel Soul
Although I miss their old drawing style :(
here's a linky: [link] (they aged quite a bit)
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:iconsnafudave:
SnafuDave Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
yeah I already linked to it on the site in a news post awhile ago. I haven't got it in the link section yet though.
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:iconstarcraft-nut:
Starcraft-Nut Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007
Damn I miss those guys, I'm still waiting for an update from them when they decide to bring it back up.
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SnafuDave Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007
someday soon hopefully.
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:iconstarcraft-nut:
Starcraft-Nut Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007
Yeah, I loved half the stuff they did, specially the one where Micah put Mech figures in the Animal Crossing town. >D
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:iconsnafudave:
SnafuDave Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007
Oh yeah I've seen that real town with my own eyes and it's awesome.
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:iconstarcraft-nut:
Starcraft-Nut Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007
lol, lemme guess, Connecticon?
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:iconsnafudave:
SnafuDave Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007
... no his apartment in San Fran.
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:iconstarcraft-nut:
Starcraft-Nut Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007
Dude... awesome.
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:iconimroth:
Imroth Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007
Actually I like it. And bg design is great :D
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SnafuDave Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007
Thank you. Althought I can't take full credit for the Background design I totally stole nearly ever design element idea from a Resident Evil 4 background I LOVE. It's not an exact copy but it's close enough that I'm obviously a hack.
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:iconzakuno2:
Zakuno2 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007
Is that a Tau symbol on matt's shirt?
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:iconsnafudave:
SnafuDave Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007
I don't know... maybe.
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:iconshiki-minami:
Shiki-Minami Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007
I like it. I'm going to put it as my wallpaper. :)
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:iconsnafudave:
SnafuDave Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007
oh cool good to hear!
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:iconshiki-minami:
Shiki-Minami Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007
Yep! ;)
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:iconthehedgie:
TheHedgie Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007
Pretty nice Dave! And again, i'm sure the bakaneko site will reopen. ;)
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:iconsnafudave:
SnafuDave Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007
thanks, glad you like it.
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:iconx-octavius:
X-Octavius Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007
Out of the two, Matt came out pretty solid.

Nice background.
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:iconsnafudave:
SnafuDave Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007
thank you.
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:icondarklordreaper:
Darklordreaper Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007
Nice job. The background is pretty good
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:iconsnafudave:
SnafuDave Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007
thanks.
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Darklordreaper Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007
No prob.
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:iconhiddentreasures:
HiddenTreasures Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007
hehe this is great, cool looking characters too :XD:
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:iconsnafudave:
SnafuDave Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007
thanks thanks.
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somechick73 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007  Professional General Artist
Nice work Dave! Your art gets better every post. Keep it up! ;)
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:iconsnafudave:
SnafuDave Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007
I'd like to hope so.
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:iconmightythor:
MightyThor Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007
Wait, they still make webcomics?
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:iconsnafudave:
SnafuDave Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007
he's making a new strip right now. not MacHall, a different one.
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PhoenixKnght86 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007  Professional General Artist
I think you've just made my day with that bit of information.

When are they planning on posting it? On a new domain?

BTW, great comics on SNAFU-comics.com. Read them every day.
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SnafuDave Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007
yeah a new domain
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:iconkrazy-kupo:
Krazy-Kupo Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007
OMGOGOGMOGM, I luve machall! *sheds a tear*
Hmm just need to convert this to widescreen and then it shall take place in the shrine of Machall.
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SnafuDave Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007
what res?
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Krazy-Kupo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007
1680 x 1050 on account of my laptop not liking any other resolution. I was gonna just add black bars to it for a quicky job :P
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SnafuDave Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007
[link] there you go. Tell me when you download it so I can erase the file from my server.
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:iconkrazy-kupo:
Krazy-Kupo Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007
Yay thanks! Downloaded it :D
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:iconsnafudave:
SnafuDave Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007
no prob. glad you like it.
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DMajorBoss Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007  Professional Writer
I must say, this looks pretty cool; well done.
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SnafuDave Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007
thank you.
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DMajorBoss Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007  Professional Writer
You're welcome.
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MetalGearSquirrel Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007
As usual, your coloring is fantastic. When you commit to coloring a scene really well, it always wows me. I'm not sure if I'll ever be that good at using Photoshop. That's definitely your strong point. However, the piece would be much more interesting if Matt and Ian were doing something instead of standing in front of a background. I hate to have to tell you this, but Ian sticking his crotch in the air and smiling at the viewer, eyes wide open, while Matt sticks out his finger disapprovingly... it doesn't make for an engaging scene.

Something I've been meaning to suggest to you is some figure drawing. Go out somewhere like a park that is normally crowded where you can sit down with a sketchbook and draw people. Don't focus on details, just draw their poses as closely as possible. You can draw their poses with stick people if you want to. Practice doing that as often as you can and you'll find that drawing fluid, believable poses will become easier and easier. Make sure you draw poses that you don't normally draw. If you see a guy sitting cross-legged and wildly making gestures while telling his friends a hilarious story, draw that. Once you're able to draw poses like that, you'll be an artistic force to be reckoned with.

Backgrounds are an important part of your piece, too. I know you were upset with how that Elebits comic turned out, and that's partially because it consisted of Travis and the woman standing around in front of a background that apparently was painted in afterwards. Backgrounds are like characters in your scene, and they have to interact with other characters in order to contribute to a scene. If you want to buy Perspective For Comic Book Artists by David Chelsea and brush up on your perspective, that would really go a long way. I know it's a tricky subject, but that book really does a great job of breaking it down. Backgrounds will go a long way toward making your comics a wonderful piece of eye candy.

Another book that I can't recommend enough is Making Comics by Scott McCloud. It has immensely valuable tips on arranging scenes, designing characters, and bringing the people on your page to life. I swear to the very highest of Authorities that it will help you.
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SnafuDave Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007
I have the perspective book. So boring I can't force myself to finish it. And yeah I do pick boring poses.
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