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Gangfield and Abi - August 2013 by The-Ez Gangfield and Abi - August 2013 by The-Ez
I thought I was out of pics to share with you guys and I was sad about it and then SUDDENLY I FOUND THIS IN A PILE OF PAPERS! :la: Drew this an eternity ago, but here. :meow:

Still Gangfield and his lil' sidekick Abi in the late 1980's. Basically just a scene where Gangfield finds Abi crying on the sidewalk after she was told off by her bullies. He's prolly telling her to be true to herself. Or maybe he's telling her it's worth it to blend in sometimes. I dunno. :shrug: Make something up. :D

And also, obligatory 80's credits freeze-frame buddy pose because awesome. B-)

I'm posting more obscure pics on my tumblr that I can't fit into themed sketch dumps here on dA, so feel free to check it out. --> artoftheez.tumblr.com/ :D

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ArtsyBlueWolf Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
aw... abi!
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Foxrammy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, can I just say im in love with your work! Its awesome & the characters adorable! Love to see more of Gangfield and Abi:happybounce: 
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thundergalaxy Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student General Artist
You have a beautiful style!
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Koyokotenshi Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What nice art? *0* your stile is so beautiful 
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mimmime Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist
Just a question that I've had in my mind for the last day... And I didn't know where to ask it, so I figured here is as good as any...=)

Did Gangfield find a way to turn Dennis back to a human? Because he isn't in any of the drawings of Gangfield in the '80s...=)

Sorry for bothering... I'm just so excited about his story and the Valiard Mansion...=D
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No probs! You're always welcome to ask any questions ANY time ANYwhere! :D

Dennis is being left out of the 80's pics deliberately, yes. The reason is that I DON'T KNOW what I want to do with the character at the end of Valiard Mansion! :la:

The way I see it, I have three options. First, they find a spell to turn Dennis human and they turn him human. Second, they find the spell to turn Dennis human, but Dennis decides to stay a rat. And third, they don't find a spell at all and Dennis is forced to remain a rat. :giggle:

I'm going to play this one by ear and cross that bridge when I get to it. I want the story to get a little more serious as time goes on, and I think a talking rat will undermine that. Dennis's role is to help us to get to know Gangfield more quickly (expository rat yay!), so if he's fulfilled his function, I don't see why I must keep him. But we'll see.

What do you think, though?????
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mimmime Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist
Got it...=D

Then I think I would be partial towards the first one, where Dennis is turned back to a human. Would that mean he's done with Gangfield and would die after a few years? If so, then that would be something new for him. First, Gangfield would loose a friend he's had for many many years and for the first time since before the curse he's alone. How would that affect him? How would he deal with that loss once he realizes it? Sure, he's happy that he finally managed to turn Dennis back, but was he prepared to loose him? Was he prepared to watch him die? I would think that once Dennis is gone, Gangfield would end up somewhat depressed. I mean, they've been together for hundreds of years, so they're supposed to be together. I don't know if he's ever considered the option of being alone for a few decades... So, what would he do? Would he isolate himself for a while? Would he pretend nothing happened and move on? Would he go crazy because the familiar feeling of having Dennis in his pocket is gone? Would he go crazy because he doesn't have anyone to talk to that knows him(as well as Dennis did)?

That is just me thinking....=)
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Hollos101 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
I'm loving this ;D
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redconvoy Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love those pics!  Nice detail. Great expressions.  
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effielil Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Frick your art is so dang consistent I feel nonsensically proud of you whenever I look at it, I swear! :hug:

Abi I get it "life is hard when you're a teenager. It's hard and no one understands."
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hiroshiparadox Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Abi is adorable. Seriously. It's so fun to see these drawings of her! I don't know much about her story at all, but she's really interesting.

And the dynamic of her and Gangfield together is really interesting, too! In your pics of Gangfield with the Valliard gang, I always got the impression that he's the most playful, enigmatic, trickster-y one of the group. So it's interesting to see him paired with the really energetic and bouncy and cute and playful Abi! Gangfield still has that mysterious, unflappable, playful energy to him, but it changes some to see him be the grown-up, the "straight man" of the group, in that he's the less zany of the two.

And maybe I'm reading that COMPLETELY wrong. But still, their dynamic is fascinating!

I love the expressions here! Or the Ezpressions as I've seen you put it before! :giggle: Which I think is an awesome and cute way to brand your expressions, btw. But yeah! In that main, buddy pose that they strike just before the credits...omg. Abi's expression is the best! I LOVE the energy of her jumping "YEAH!" pose, but her face sells it soooo strongly. Her wide, excited eyes and that dazzling smile -- she's so cute! And then you have some much sadder expressions for her -- and they're really strong, too. I love that you can portray that range, between silly and fun and hyperactive happy, to sad and vulnerable. You are such a master of drawing emotions...I'm so envious!

Gangfield looks great, too. I like his smile and his expression -- he looks handsome and enigmatically dreamy and all that, but again, I like how he ends up being the calmer of the two. I like that hint of...maturity, of authority, of being the one who tries, in his own mysterious way, to be there for Abi. I like how in the buddy shot, he looks cool, but calmer and more reserved than her, but how there's still enough action and movement in his pose to make it feel lifelike and interesting. And in the sad pic next to that...the way he leans forwards on his knees, with his cheek resting on his hand -- he looks SUPER lifelike and natural. There's no stiffness; there's a realistically relaxed feel to the pose that makes it so believable, and it also makes the mood of the scene stronger, because he's trying to soften up a bit to be there for Abi, but the hints of lightness in his expression show he's doing it in his own way. I imagine him talking to her to be her pal, but he's not coddling her either. He's kinda asking the awkward questions in a puckish, lighthearted way, because they're the questions she needs to hear to work through whatever is making her sad.

Or something! Please don't be upset if I'm misreading things, but I really do love how much emotion and storytelling comes through in your art! You're amazing! Or Amaz-ez! Or Ezmazing! Orsomethinglikethat! XDD

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The-Ez Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude. You're pointing out a lot of things I intended and I LOVE IT!!! :la: :heart:

In the story, Abi's from a broken home and her dad's remarried with a new family and new kids and all that. :faint: So I really want Gangfield to become a sort of father figure to Abi—for there to be an immediate connection between them. He sees something of himself in her and probably tries to cultivate that while he comforts her. Asking those awkward questions, as you say. :D

I don't know if you saw in the comic-esque pic I did of them how they instinctively mirror each other's movements: fav.me/d6fgtto
I really hope to pop in more little subtleties like that between them to visually pull them together.

Ah, I'm blabbering now. :blush: I just got big plans for these characters.

I'm super relieved you like Abi, though. It's so easy to make a girl kid character come across as boring or even too cute. I do want her to be a little ball of energy, though. :giggle: I'm glad Gangfield pales in comparison. SUCCESS!! :la:

Thanks so much for your kind words. Like I said, I've got a lot planned for these two characters, so to have you so emotionally invested means more to me than you'll ever know!! :glomp: :heart:
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hiroshiparadox Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
You're super welcome! I've not been very active commenting or anything of late, but even if it takes me a looooong time to say anything, if at all, you can be sure that I'm always impressed and amazed by the art you put out.

But, just looking at this pic again now, and the other one you linked to (that I have seen, and love, of the sketches of them in the diner,) and in slowly going through Valliard again (and making notes so I can deliver you a sorta in-depth comment on each chapter....eventually .__. ) and slowly making connections in general I noticed something else. Gangfield is super old right? Well I like how you contrast his and Abi's body language. While Gangfield makes some animated and exaggerated gestures -- he is an impish, mysterious showman of sorts, after all, but even so, all of his poses and body language have this relaxed, laid back vibe to them. There's always this kinda slowed-down feel to his poses...well, in these couple of pages of sketches of him along with Abi, anyway. And Abi is SUPER vibrant and energetic! As I probably noted when I initially commented on this...a month ago (and if I didn't, I should have!) Abi's jumping pose is so hyperactive and energetic and fun! And her eyes are so wide and alive, particularly in contrast to the more subdued smirk Gangfield's eyes give off. And in the other page of sketches, of them in the diner -- her grumpy face as she eats some cereal with Gangfield is super intense -- her eyes have that same super-energy, just conveyed in a grumpy grimace, and her chin juts out in a pout as she talks to him.

What I'm getting at is that Abi is this young, excited/excitable 80s girl (and with all of the loud colors and craziness of the 80s, that amplifies it even more : ) whereas Gangfield is this olllld dude whose been there, seen that a lot. And while that might not be the main focus of his character, I like how you show that contrast between them in how you draw them. Gangfield's old enough that he doesn't feel a need to experience life at a breakneck pace, while Abi is youthful and in a hurry to bounce around and do everything. So I love how he always has these slower, deliberate, more laid back poses and motions, and she has these vibrant, bouncy expressions and energy to her.

...and, I hope I didn't just...completely repeat the last comment I made on this. ^^; But slow-thinkin' me made that connection of how that contrast reflects another aspect of their personalities/characters.

ANYWAY. I'm really bad about being overly verbose in replies to replies to comments. ^^;
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red--ro-se Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i love them they are so cute i might die of course im talking about abi being cute gangfield instead looks really hot hot damn
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princessofDisney27 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
WOOT YEAH! 80's! :la: :iconcarltondanceplz:
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Tintinabulating-Star Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my gosh!! I'm sooooo happy you got a tumblr :happybounce: i just got one too, and i'm still figuring the whole thing out :D
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! Yes! I sort of kept mine a secret for a while... had to learn how to use the dang thing. :stare: It's always so tough learning new things, especially when you're so used to the old stuff. I still don't know how to use Facebook. I just enabled Tumblr to spam my Facebook with my posts FOR ME!!! :XD: All my old schoolfriends are gonna be like "Why on Earth is Ez posting???" :giggle: and I'll be like "It's not meeeee, it's Tumblrrrrr!" ;P

Just keep at it! :heart:
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Tintinabulating-Star Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah, seriously!! it's so confusing to me!! 
hahaha, and if i have a chance to see even more of your art, i will take it!!
thanks! and you keep up the good work too!! :D
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allybacon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MY BROTP A;DKLA;DKHA;LDKHALKJFGDAJDGJKHDGLJSAL
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwwww!! :XD: I learned only just the other day what BroTP means! :giggle: So yap, I know now it's a huge compliment, so THANK YOU!!! :heart: :glomp:
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allybacon Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I didn't know until about a month ago  XD 
You're welcome 
Huggle! 
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Cheater88 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love all these sketches! And their expressions are just amazing :icontuzkiblushplz:
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you SO SUPER MUCH!!! :glomp: :heart:
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Ravietta Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional
Pikachus nuzzles cheeks eee, babies
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAHAHAHAHA!!!! :XD: idontevenknowhowtoreplytodat. :giggle: :glomp:
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Nx3Fox Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student Filmographer
Great style and awesome linework.
Very nice sketches.
Expressions and poses are really well done and look really interesting to me.
Everything is really well executed.

Eyecandy id say ;)

Keep it up.
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Thank you so much! Those are some lovely compliments!! :blush: Some of the nicest I've gotten in a while!! :D THANK YOU!!!! :heart:
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Tella-in-SA Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should compile a sketchbook of these characters. I would buy one in a heartbeat!
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really? :blush: Thanks so much, Tella. When you say stuff like that, ahhhhh, I get so sentimental! :XD:

THANK YOU!!! :hug: :heart:
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CassDoubleME Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
HERE THEY ARE AGAIN!!! BROTPBROTP!!! :squee:
Are you going to color some of the drawings with the two of them? like a nice illustration xDDD PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAASE!!!! *w*
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wanna colour them, YESSSSS! Just don't have the time!!! :XD: But it will happen! They'll be in neon pinks and oranges, with faded jeans and aahhhhhh!! :XD: 80s!!!!!!

Glad you like, thank you!!! :glomp:
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CassDoubleME Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cute scene where he comforted her C:
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CassDoubleME Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
They will be really flash! xDD
I cant wait to see 'em colored!!! :la:
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MiaNekoCat Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They're so adorable. ;D
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!! :D
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johnnyharadrim Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
D'aaaawww :)
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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VampireBarons Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Simply amazing. :faint:
I adore your art, I always stop by, even when I don't know what's going on . :XD:
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Psh you think I know what's going on?!?! Pffff!! :XD: Nobody knows what's going on!! :dummy: So it's okay!!!! :D

Well I super appreciate the support, I do!!!! :glomp: Thanks so much!!! :heart:
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btomimatsu Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is probably one of the best pairs I have ever seen. :la:
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SavannahsDrabbles Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I absolutely love your drawing style- you are obviously very skilled at what you do! :D
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gosh that's so incredibly sweet of you to say!!! Thank you!!!! :blush: :glomp: :heart:
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SavannahsDrabbles Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student General Artist
My pleasure! :3 
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TheyNamedHerRheulea Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student General Artist
afafsdnafsdkaweflkmaewlmk

^All my feels are fighting for control upon seeing this sketchdump.
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahahaha! You might not believe this, but I actually hid these pics from myself out of pure shame! :XD: I thought they sucked at the time, but when I found them last night I was like OMIGOSH EZ Y U NO DRAW MOAR 80s??? :iconrainbowdroolplz: I mean, the 80s are super cheesy, so I tend to think everyone might hate these sorts of pics! :XD:

You're awesome!! THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!! :glomp: :heart:
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djeffers Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I officially love Abi to death.
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, I'm so glad you like her!! :la: I've been sitting on her design for almost a year. :blush: So it means a lot, thank you!!! :D
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djeffers Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
np I'm happy to support. She's a great character. 

I think your very good at making you're characters different from one another, yet they all fit into the same story.
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RoseHeartStudios Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I was thinking book cover picture with the "obligatory 80's credits freeze-frame buddy pose", but yeah, credits freeze-frame sounds awesome.  
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bahahaha! :XD: Yeah it can be whatever! ;P Credits, book cover, heck, lunchbox tin! :XD: I DON'T KNOW!! :giggle: I just knew I needed to amp up the cheese and that is what I did. B-) Okay jump and FREEZE!!!!! :D

Glad you like! :highfive:
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