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The Speck! by Altalamatox The Speck! by Altalamatox
The final project for Illustration class was two pages about a superhero based off some aspect of ourselves.

In tribute to my vertical handicap, meet The Speck, a strange little adventurer who saves the days in the smallest of ways. Decided to let my superhero be female because as always I sorely need practice with drawin' the ladies.

There's a race of diminutive sizeshifting humanoids in my Network stories so this was a nice way to get me thinking about them again. So many visual jokes with itsy-bitsy characters, I enjoy thinking up alternate uses for small objects in the hands of someone to which they are not so insignificant.

I don't know how widely the plastic sandwich sword is used in the world, but that's what her trusty blades are. In the very least dignifying colors available. I love those things.
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azzacanth Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist
mini people worlds are always fun! there are various movies based on the idea also. always entertaining.
GloriousJoy Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
I love this!! I thought maybe those were plastic sandwich swords, but I wasn't sure till a read the description. I love those little things, too. ^_^ And I would totally read (if this were a comic), watch (if this was a movie/tv show), or play (if this was a computer game) this in three seconds. Such an amazing idea, and I love how you used small objects for her arsenal of weapons and tools. And your art is so much amazing! Love your style. :)
AaronThomason Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
XD NIce :)
arcnova Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
MBlackwood Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
As a fellow altitudinally-challenged individual, I can unabashedly say that I desperately need more of The Speck in my life.
Ginger-Seat Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Me likes. Too bad this isn't a real computer game, because I would totally play it. :)
Jane-Martin906 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
omg this is absolutely beautiful. Just amazing. I love her little trusty swords! Aaaahhh this is so cute!
CaptainSeawolf Featured By Owner May 7, 2012   General Artist
Okay, The Speck is my new favorite super hero! Amazing work on her and I love her equipment, DUST BUNNIES BEWARE! I sure hope she shows up here more often she sounds like she could be a super tone of fun. (no pun intended)
sweets8 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
lol, is it funny that it's hard to draw women even if u are a women? so hard XP
Altalamatox Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Somehow I get the feeling most people are best at drawing the sex they're attracted to, just by merit of noticing them more in daily life.
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