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Calamity Jane Reloads by jiggly Calamity Jane Reloads by jiggly
A character that I am trying to get used to drawing again since she's going to be in a comic project that I'm working on during my winter break. It's going to be a western story. Yeah, cowboys, wanted criminals, horses, sleepy little towns, and gun fighting action. Too bad I can't draw guns or horses, but I'm doing this project purposely to draw these things. Hopefully I'll get better.

The gun above is try like 256 or something. General consensus said "no" to the first gun I drew, so with some pointers and help I kept trying. Hopefully the next series of weapons I draw for Calamity Jane will be gun-tacular. Camel suggests that I give her a shot gun for distance shooting. You know what Camel?... perhaps you're right. Hehe.
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konako Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2004
I like the design! She's hot but take no bull at the same time X3
skifi Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2004 seems that gun looks fine in her hands, yep :3 Lol, as much as that golden sheriff star... XD Hehehe, she has a really determined look, I'd not want to be in the middle of a gunfight involving her! ^^;
lessis Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2004   Filmographer
I'm a fan of the buckles. Nice work.
jiggly Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2004
Oh shit! The ones I forgot to color! XD
sf-skies Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004
Every gun toting wild west sherrif chick needs a sawed off shotgun, for crowd control or something... The gun she has there looks good, maybe a little small, but its totally a gun!
jodi-seer Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet! Cool character! I like the coloring style! I think a Winchester rifle would be cool.
ruu Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2004
Pretty cool character design. I like the delicate outline. And don't resist of drawning bigger guns. You know, you want it. :boogie:
soapdish Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2004
LOL...I meant rifle myself (damn my miscommunication skills), but I'd love to see a sawed off shotgun for some crazy action ;)

Like I mentioned before...I :heart: the outfit. The little tear in the bottom is my favorite part for some reason. Gives the outfit character. I like her confident. :thumbsup: I'm glad you're doing this to better you guns and horses skills.
jiggly Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2004
Yeah, I realized it should have been a rifle too. A rifle, right?

All I can picture are those gun fights that you see in old western movies. Y'know, they're shooting at the bank robbers or a feuding family from accross the swamp. Something like that.

I'll get on my ass to find some more research to make these weapons make sense for my story. I'm so lost sometimes. XD

Oh yeah... and horses suck.
soapdish Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2004
Yup yup. A rifle. :)

That'd be a cool illustration or even action scene....I wanna see her and the jackrabbit rob a bank XD can see all the pretty horses in Savannah for reference.
BanzaiRabbit Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2004
I'll second the Winchester rifle. I know next to nothing about guns myself, but when you think of the Old West, the Winchester was famous for its quality and accuracy. Plus it just sounds "Old West"y. :) I love the drawing too. :aww:
hokutosumeragi Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2004
oh wow your shading is getting so good!
ixis Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
But shotguns are meant for close-range fighting, the damage spread is too wide and short to be firing from long range. What she'd need is a goold old fashioned Winchester Rifle, a straight shot and it fits perfectly in with the whole Wild West theme (I'm guessing this'll be Wild Wild West chapter 2 :D)

If you're giving her a handgun it should probably be a silver six shot revolver like what you hav pictured. Though, the gun could be bigger, simply to make it stand out and to emphasize the threat that Jane is. Usually in comic books and movies the guns weilded by the characters take as much precedence and screenspace as the characters if not more. That's why you see all those action movies with shots of charcaters pointing their gones close-up to the camera, to emphasize danger and threat.

If you draw a panel with the gun facing downwards or away from the camera you usually want to pit the character in a more relaxed and less tensing pose. This makes the gun less of it's own charcater and more of an extension of the main character.

Weapons are very tricky business to use effectively since they change quickly from character to extension. Experiment with different poses and shots to get the best outcome.

I might also reccomend "Jane's guide to guns" which you can pick up at any library or Barnes and Noble (for about $30 though.) The price is kinda steep but it's a thick book and indespensible for weapon reference picks and gun lore. Everything's in there from the timeless Glcks and Lugers to the latest in anti-tank weaponry. The book is blue with lotsa guns on the cover and is only 4.5" tall max (so it can easily be stored in bags and other travel gear.)

Like the coloring on that one :P I can never get my lines to come out that smoothly, and I have a hard time when I colorize my lineart as well, I just can't get a good muted tone out of my work. Though I use really stark and odd color choices so that's probably the reason (custom swatches be damned!)
jiggly Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2004
Haha! Shows you how much I know about guns... I really need to do some research. I've been looking up reference online and asking my friends, but that book you suggested sounds really cool too. I'll have to check it out.

I'll work on poses with the characters and their guns. Hopefully this project will turn out with some sort of success.
JangHeeJoon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looking very cool. I'm loving the soft colors that you usually implement into your pieces. The way you put expressions in your characters are awesome to see as always. Great job!
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