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Try Everything, Try Carnivory Mockup 1 by rubendevela
Try Everything, Try Carnivory Mockup 1
At first, this idea gave me a few dark laughs.
But now with the mockup, I realize how DISTURBING the act of eating sushi can be, depending on the context.

OH GOD I'm not sure if I can bring myself to finish this!
At the Grand Ball by rubendevela
At the Grand Ball

Commission for the patient :iconforsaken2544: , this piece took a whopping 6 years to complete!

It wasn't the background and architectural mockup. That was the first bit I fixed.
It wasn't the 15 original character designs that had to be incorporated into the background, showing scenes and their vibrant personalities. That was settled and decided.

What locked me down for years on this one was STYLE. The commission came at a time my art style was shifting, and I was wavering back and forth, in starts and stops, on how to execute the look and coloring of the overall piece.
This piece has taken me through 2 breakups, a change of address, and 2 different day jobs. It's taken me through a drawing style crisis where I felt like I lost my handle on this piece and my own artistic development,  and career highs and lows.
But, finally, I took a look at it this year and I thought: I finally know how to finish this up into a single cohesive piece.

And it was finished!

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Candela Sketch by rubendevela
Candela Sketch
Another Figma-referenced Pokemon leader sketch! Candela's nuclear fist pump, in progress...
Spark and Mimikkyu by rubendevela
Spark and Mimikkyu

"Spark, that might not be what you think it is..."

Quick drawing from a posed Figma!
Spark Figma by rubendevela 

Spark from Pokemon Go, our glorious leader! 
I wanted to know how much torsion you can get from these jointed torsos.

Also, it’s funny how angry and frowny the Figma Archetype Next HE looks.

If you prefer a tumblr link, here you go!…

Terrestrial planet candidate found at closest star to the sun, Proxima Centauri. It's at the right orbit for liquid water!…


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just call me Ruben
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Been reading Sapiens by Yuval Harari.
It's been pretty good so far!

My current takeaway is on how our human skills of storytelling and myth-making have been the most powerful directional force in history! Here's an excerpt…
  • Reading: Sapiens


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Pink Flowers by KmyGraphic

Thanks for the Faves!
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016
Thought I feature your Air Man Fan Art on its in the July Features Page for the rest of the month and also in the Air Man Gallery there now :-)…
rubendevela Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Scumdog47 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016
Happy manifestation day! :D
rubendevela Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! I shall materialize as often as possible!
Scumdog47 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016
I'll whip up a summoning circle and a few suitable sacrifices if needed. :D
jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016
...a very happy birthday to you sir..=3
rubendevela Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
HAVOC777 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016
Happy Birthday!Airborne :party:
rubendevela Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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