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SP - Envy Me by fortheloveofpizza SP - Envy Me by fortheloveofpizza
And here we have my first full attempt at Scott's evil ex, Envy. I've sketched her out a few times but never actually inked or colored any of them. I tried a little harder on the coloring, tried to do some mood stuff, not quite successful but I'm trying and learning. I have the things I'd like to do in my head but then when I get to Photoshop I don't have the technical nor artistic know-how to execute them (one of the many downfalls to being almost entirely self-taught. Moral of my story: go to art school!) Someday, though. Someday.

I love Envy. Not love her in the way that I'd marry her or even want to hang out with her (I'd definitely go see her in concert, though) but she is one of the most fascinating secondary characters. She has basically two archs, and each one makes her so intriguingly selfish, yet there's a broken girl in there somewhere, but she's as secretive about it to the audience as she is to the characters around her. I realize how strange that sounds, but I'm strange, so, what're ya gonna do, right?

As a few added notes, I looked at concert pictures of Metric's lead singer Emily Haines when drawing this, one was a heavy reference. Emily was the influence for Envy's film look and Metric wrote 'Black Sheep,' to song Envy sings. I originally was going to make her blond, as portrayed in the film by the lovely and talented Brie Larson, but since I was channeling a moment from the graphic novel, I decided to go with the coloring Bryan has used in color pictures. I guess I flip-flop on this, 'cause I always paint Kim Pine's hair more like she had it in the movie, instead of the comic, which is darker and redder (actually, on the front and back covers of volume 3, Envy and Kim seem to have the same color hair, so I could do it like that, but Kim's hair is orangier in 'Wonderful World of Kim Pine,' so I'm okay doing it that way.)

Envy©:iconradiomaru:
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bluessaurus Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really cool. :)
I agree with you, Envy is one of the most fascinating characters in Scott Pilgrim' series; even more interesting than Scott and Ramona themselves.
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fortheloveofpizza Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Envy was one of my understated faves. She definitely had a lot going under the surface, which was really fun to speculate about.
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bluessaurus Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She has several aspects: when she was in love with Todd, when she was a nerd in college, when dated Scott, when became a rock star...
And when she realized that was been cheated by Todd!
:O

She realized that her only true boyfriend, who really loved her, was Scott. Too late. For everybody.
:roll:
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ZombiBoi Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
What a drama queen.
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fortheloveofpizza Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Haha, that's a good way of describing her. :)
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ZombiBoi Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
I was originally gonna say bitch. But im concervative.

By the way very good drawing i see some room for inprrvement on it, but you should have no problem at all fixing that. Very good.
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fortheloveofpizza Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Yeah, always room for improvement. I'll learn slowly. :3
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ZombiBoi Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
slowly isnt the word id give it :P i improved a hell load from one year. and i consider that amazingly quick.


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generalzoi Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Oh god, her hair. You actually did her hair :XD:. Truly, it is an astonishing sight. I will spare you more rambling about Envy, since you're surely heard enough of that. Love the fingers in the bangs, and her expression. I think you got the mood spot-on too, with the lighting and everything. I imagine Envy gets really into her music.

(BTW, I was horribly distracted writing this by a song on Glee)
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fortheloveofpizza Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Yeah, I kind of wish I'd chosen something easier than that hairstyle. And, yeah, I bet we could both ramble off about Envy. I like how much she is into her music, despite the general consensus that she's just a sold out pop star. I think she'd be rockin'! XD

Gasp! You're watching Glee now? XD
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na-smith Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
They based Envy's movie look on Emily Haines? I totally didn't key into that. Emily is a beast on stage. The entire room just started jumping when she nodded her head when I saw Metric live last year; it was crazy.

I haven't had a chance to read the books yet, but I have a feeling like I'm going to love Envy when I do.

Awesome pic, I hope to see more pics of Envy from you in the future. :D
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fortheloveofpizza Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Yeah, they did, which I thought was pretty awesome, even if Brie is a little more muted, I'd say. But Brie still did a great job! XD

Hehe, read 'em as soon as you can, they're so worth it and, if you like good character storytelling, you'll probably end up loving all the characters. XD

And thanks, I'll see about doing some more Envy. Her hair is crazy hard. ^^;
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raziel1981 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Why? :confused:
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fortheloveofpizza Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Why what? Why that title? Well, the character's name is Envy (she gave herself that nickname) and, in my head, she would only give herself that nickname if she wanted people to envy her. So, the title is 'Envy me' because it's what I always picture she's thinking to herself.
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raziel1981 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
:cookie: for making me think
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Silent-nona-light Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful piece. i believe you successfully set the mood here. i know exactly how it is when you have all these big ideas and then get to photoshop (or gimp in my case) and realize you have absolutely no idea how to do anything you want XD

all of your Scott Pilgrim fanart makes me want to read the comic :)
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fortheloveofpizza Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Yeah, I feel if I had some more training or could learn from someone that knows how to get the desired effects, it'd help. For now, I make due. :)

Because ya should! XD
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Silent-nona-light Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm in art school but i'm mostly learning about traditional painting instead of digital. mainly because i can't afford to keep up with every new Photoshop like they want. why do art teachers think their students are made of money?

it'll be the next series i start reading then^^
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Eairy Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Oh, Envy, yo so crazay.

And also (slightly) red-headed. I still say you've got a thing for the gingers. xD

Also, lovely work, per usual.
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fortheloveofpizza Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Hahaha, well, I do have a thing for gingers, but I promise I wasn't doing so many because of that. These are all characters I like that happen to be gingers, I swear. XD

And thanks. :3
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Eairy Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Also back to reality again, I always really felt sorry for Envy. Like, she was a bitch, and I felt like I would punch her in real life, then give her a big hug, just to knock some sense into her, you know? And this mood lighting pretty much shows that, I think; that she's just a sad, lonely person, slightly self-caused.
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