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This deviation breaks personal records for:
1) The thinliest lines I have ever used, and
2) The girliest content I have ever drawn
-- CHARACTER BIO --
Flower Girl has no name, but for the sake of this bio, we shall call her Flower. Flower is actually a flower that eventually became a girl after
being bitten by a radioactive human
wishing very very hard (this ability is given to all flowers; none of them ever use it, though).
In her human form, Flower wanders the earth in search of humanity, which has mysteriously disappeared. All that remains are their abandoned cities and a bunch of automatons shuffling about, oblivious to their masters' whereabouts.
Being a flower, Flower needs only water, sunlight, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium to stay healthy. And it also helps if someone talks to her everyday. Soothing music is good, too - she likes that. When she goes to sleep, she closes herself up and buries herself underground until daybreak.
-- ART NOTES --
Alright, so remember how in my last deviation
I said that Flash's line tools sucked? Apparently the Pencil tool is actually pretty decent if you use it in conjunction with the Smooth command and the Selection Tool. Also if you have a lot of time.
In any case, I am very pleased with how the lineart came out, and how much cleaner it is than when I tried to work backwards. It was also very easy to color too, since all the lines made contact with each other (my traditional Brush lines would always have gaps, making it difficult to flood fill the shapes).
One of these days I may consider uploading a .fla file containing the techniques used in this picture, so you curious flash artists can see what's going on under the hood.
-- BONUS MATERIAL --
Alternative Background: [link]
Flower in action:[link][link][link]
Made in Flash