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Dual Wielder by JohnSu Dual Wielder by JohnSu
Tarantula Bombistin was sitting at home one day, looking over his unallocated skill points and wondering what to do with them. His sisters came in to give him advice:

"Spec in dual wielding; we did it and it was pretty cool."

so he specced in dual wielding in the sister branch (his brothers tried to convince him to dual wield brothers instead, but he insisted "no, girls are more popular").

So now they are nigh unstoppable.


So I tried two things in this picture.

The first was to work in a male character so as to not further unbalance the gender ratio in my gallery. Failed in this respect, as he came with two females.

The second thing was to use Flash lines. The other day I saw a picture with very thin lines (probably photoshop?) and I was very envious, because it is so hard to draw with thin lines in Flash using the brush tool.

But then I remembered that Flash has line tools, too! But then I remembered that they suck. But then I remembered that there was one that sucked less - the Ink Bottle Tool!

Combining this with my lineless art style, I wondered if I could produce some very fine lines without the horrible guesswork of the pencil tool and without the breaky lines of the brush tool. The result: it looked very much like your typical Flash traces. But I discovered this could be avoided by reducing line width to < 1, and by setting the opacity to ~40%.
I also discovered my lineless style was very sloppy.

Outlining the shapes brought to my attention a lot of poorly conceived shapes and poor-fitting components. But at least the lines looked like what I wanted! I just need to address the more fundamental issue of Bad Brushwork now. I think the technique has potential, so I will continue to develop it for the time being.

In retrospect, I should have strapped the sisters to some sort of girder and then had Tarantula wielding those. But that would be kind of hard to fit on a page.

Made in Flash
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GoldenHeroMC Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist
..................WHAAAAAAT? (Chat Icon) Markiplier-WHAT-THE-FUCK-HAPPENED-50px - Emoticon 
AmberstarofThunder Featured By Owner Edited Mar 1, 2016  Student General Artist
Behold! The destructive powers of...
By the way, is it okay with you if I use this pic as a reference for practicing hair? I have a lot of trouble with hair.
JohnSu Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am okay with that :thumbsup:
AmberstarofThunder Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Student General Artist
Thanks! It's a big help(I'm so hopeless^^)
jjars Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
So is this like dual-wielding squared?

Two questions: can this fighting style be learned? If so, where do I sign up?
JohnSu Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It cannot be learned!

It is a gift from the heavens.
jjars Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, indeed. May glory shine upon him/them!
thatother1dude Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Death the Kid, eat your heart out.
imran102 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dual-Wielding Dual-Wielders. Holy Cupcakes. Highly awesome, Higly impractical.

Seriously though, one of the most easiest ways to make a character cooler is for him to dual-wield. Just look at Kirito. Heck, even Ichigo Kurosaki eventually did this. AND I SUPORT THIS NOTION! DUAL-WIELDING IS AWESOME!!!
yantzeeBTC Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
I like the happy guy :B
Otakuofalltime Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student General Artist
muahahahaha ur awesomenesss
Demialc-neeb-sah-em Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Good... you must take it further.

The sisters must wield the brothers, who in turn are welding living weapons... that can also hold things.
JohnSu Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is quickly becoming one of the hecatonchires
ziginz Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
...Fewer time in my life has a picture embodied what I see as a badass character. Putting this int he favs now.
atomiccatz Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Wielding a wielder who is wielding something? WIELDCEPTION! :iconblasphemyplz:
Raphael7 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha that's fuckin' awesome XD
Digiridoo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thats just too good.
almaycry Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012   Artist
This is so awesome, nice work.
Hawkbri Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
epic dual-wielding dual-wielding sisters. The ultimate weapons.
Drydell-da-Vinci Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Akimbo-ception. Nuff said.
Alkenstine Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
i dont know what to think anymore
Roushi-kun Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
You should dual wield dual welders instead.
JinsKnight Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
I can actually picture that O__O'
snizman Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Darkmuraden Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
duel wielding duel wielders! the new specialization!~!
Arianod Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is... this is madness!! :D
J-dNinja Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
You always fill my time with the best things. I can't not laugh when I see this one x3 <333333
Rajmzz Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Ahahhahaah! Thats great!~
LotusArmor Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
This needs to exist. I don't know who would do it, and i don't know how... but it needs to exist.
Some lunatic must now design a game in which one can spec in Dual Wield: Sister.
I would buy all the copies.
All of them.
Mina-The-Cat Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
That's a sixth wielder. o.O
Inferno232 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
The only way this picture could be cooler would be to have him kicking an enemy in the groin while his sisters kicked ass.

And the idea alone... Never thought of dual-wielding PEOPLE. Nice.
NyahKitty Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Somehow, this reminds me of a lot of new anime I've seen between 2001 - 2011 :)
NoviceArtist487 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Funny stuff :D
frostmourne16 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This... this just blew my mind. :o
PlainSimpleBro Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
I... I really like this x3
hajimomo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
omg I so love your work. XD
VeriSusi999 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
What is this, i don't even...? How do you come up with these ideas??? :D This is just plain genius!
blacklitdogstar Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the movement in your work is mesmerizing. even in the non-animated work, it is animated. i am utterly envious. i like the use of lines here! anime is interesting in the fact that most series' artwork has a certain amount of interest created by line work.
Degran Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
What if someone specced in dualwielding dual peoplewwielding people. That would be 8 weapons!?
l337squerrel Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
patmax17 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Taggerung-ZeouthGula Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Lol, dual wielding dual wielders! Brilliant!
Insaneymaney Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the guy that looks crazy (:
ryokomitsuragi Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Student Digital Artist
its funnier witout the girder
Javi280 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Quite sexy and hilarious all the same! :D

Mad scientist: And they said that I couldnt make it possible to duel wield people! Mwahahahahahahaha!!!!
Purgarot Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
you could take this a step further, you know....:iconhurrplz:
OldCrowGaming Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
This is positively the most bad-ass thing I have ever seen in my entire life.
AfroBlade Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Give a man one and he's unstoppable, give him two and he's god
Renkore Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now this has got to be one of the most BA pictures I have, and likely ever will, lived to see.
Islan-Kleinknecht Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
I love your work. Soooo much.

I also don't think I ever want you in a tabletop RPG ... looks like you'd min-max to the crazy! :D
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