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EQUIVALENT EXCHANGE, DUDE. by Robaato EQUIVALENT EXCHANGE, DUDE. by Robaato
Today's skratch. Been hooked on FMA Brotherhood, and I'm so liking the way the story is heading on this version. See, I caught on late to the original Fullmetal Alchemist series (just watching the whole boxset for the 1st time last year, thanks to :iconlastscionz: and :iconkizer180: for recommending it), and never touched the mangas before.

I immediately became hooked on the characters on storyline. It's one of those few animes out there that can break your heart. Brotherhood is even more heartbreaking than the original.

So I did a skratch of my favorite character, Alphonse Elric. He's so appealing because he reminds me of my five year old younger brother, and our bond is kinda like Ed and Al's. :)

This took as long as listening to all the FMA and FMA: Brotherhood openings and endings (the short versions), which is about 25 minutes.

Alphonse Elric © Square-Enix/Hiromu Arakawa
Skratch © :iconrobaato:

TOOLS: Cintiq12WX/SketchbookPro
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:iconlalikaa:
Lalikaa Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
BADASS.

Brotherhood is awesome.
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warriormaid15 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Al totally looks like he can kick some ass! XD
Again, awesome job! :aww:
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Chuymaru Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Student General Artist
great pic
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Awesome work here dude he looks badass
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:iconrobaato:
Robaato Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Red! :)
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GreenTank Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Awesome drawing, dude 3o
Favorited! ^^
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:iconrobaato:
Robaato Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers! :D
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WolfSpiritZERO Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Just started watching the ones on Adult Swim.
But I'm already hooked. I love the second ending song Let it out by Miho Fukuhara.
Awesome drawing dood.
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:iconrobaato:
Robaato Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
FMA, is just all-around one of the best. :nod: And thanks! :)
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wicke work man! :D
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Captain-Hanzy Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
*adds to favourites* :+favlove:

This is incredible, especially since it only took you 25 minutes. How do you do it?
:clap: I did a sketch of Edward last night that took over three hours and it's such a simple drawing! I'm so jealous, lol, but I totes admire your skill.

Any tips you could give me for drawing Alphonse? He's my favourite character too but I'm terrified of drawing his armour form, which is why I tend to stick with Ed :)
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:iconrobaato:
Robaato Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Well, I basically broke him down into simple shapes. I had to ref the face, since I always seem to forget how it looks even though I watch it like crazy.

Just remember to use shapes when constructing your drawings. You can create all type of body types and whatnot. :)

And thanks for the compliments! ^__^
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koga-san Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love Alphonse, too! Their brotherly relationship kinda parallels mine and my own brother a few years younger than me, but he's more like Ed and I'm more like Al.
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Robaato Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:D

Yeah, they're just super awesome characters. :)
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Birdy2 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing!
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:iconrobaato:
Robaato Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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Birdy2 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome.
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YourFavoritePlushie Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Looks fantastic! :D
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:iconrobaato:
Robaato Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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Arexu Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Wow, the drawing is amazing! Al isn't my favorite character, but I like him too. You caught the cool side of him brilliantly.

Yep, Brotherhood might be one of the greatest things I've seen so far and very addictive. It is an outstanding manga adaptation as well! The last time I was so hooked up was while watching Hikaru no Go.
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Robaato Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Most indeed!

I loved the first one (not the ending), but Brotherhood is getting just as good!
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dawncasters Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Awesome drawing! Have been watching the subs and just started watching the dubs ASwim, just wish they stayed with Al's voice, but it's ok
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Robaato Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, it's not too much of a departure. At least they didn't pick an irritating voice, like most animes do.
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dawncasters Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Like Maile Flanagan in Naruto, I mean if you watch the subs first, then the dub, you find Naruto's english voice to get annoying.
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Robaato Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Mmhmmm. Don't watch Naruto like that, but yeah. Once you're accustomed to the Japanese subs, when they pick the English voice for the dub, it's irritating.
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The original FMA is one of my all-time favorite animes, but I didn't like how it ended. So they've remade it? I might need to check that out.

Great looking Alphonse too.
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Robaato Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks dude.

Yeah, the ending was very bittersweet. I wasn't too fond of it myself. The newer one follows the manga more. It's pretty good. :nod:
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onyxinterior Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed. And FMA brotherhood is supposed to follow the story a bit closer to what happens in the manga.
It seems similar in the beginning but that changes after a short while. Definitely worth checking out.
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K41Nof2358 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmmm, my money is and always will be on Scar. Fast, Strong, Dangerous, and can destroy anything :D
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Robaato Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Scar is bossin' too!
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Diswir Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great!
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AnimeFreak40K Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I will have to pick up Brotherhood when the full series is out and get it as one boxset. I have been looking forward to it ever since I heard that they were making it closer to the manga.
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Robaato Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I just couldn't wait for it man. From what I was hearing, it was epic.

In your case, you're gonna LOVE IT.
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AnimeFreak40K Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I understand.

I just don't want to have to run out to the store every month until the series is finished...and then happen to wander through the next month to see it is all complete in one convenient box-set. I figure get it all at once so I don't have to wait for the next episode :XD:
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Miracle-overloading Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Fuck to the yes.

Arakawa is Jesus to me.
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:iconrobaato:
Robaato Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Haha!
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SektrOne Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010   Digital Artist
wow, brothoerhood's really that good huh?
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:iconrobaato:
Robaato Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It is. VERY good.
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SektrOne Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010   Digital Artist
sweet, did they keep the original cast from the first FMA?
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Robaato Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Everyone pretty much except Al. His new voice ain't bad though. I'm rewatching it again in the dubs, I've been watching the original Jap-subs since recently.
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SektrOne Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010   Digital Artist
ok cool, i can deal with that. *hops in car and drives to bestbuy*
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Robaato Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Just to let you know, don't expect to be grabbing it now... I don't even think it's out yet, to say the truth, let alone the dubs even. They just started airing the dubs on ASwim like last week. I watched them on Youtube. :thumbsup:
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gDiZzy15 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great Pic bro!

But im confused as to what exactly Brotherhood is. Cuz im watching the Adultswim episodes too but I watched all of the seasons before Brotherhood....and it seems to me they like restarted the story because they dont know people they knew in the first seasons. Can you explain?

I also dont like Funimation did it.


On comcast you could get their Anime for free but now you gotta pay big bucks for one episode.

I just use Megavideo.com
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WolfSpiritZERO Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Brotherhood follows the manga panel by panel unlike the first series which had an original story due to the manga was still ongoing.
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SektrOne Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010   Digital Artist
oh fa real? i'll have to check out justdubs.net and see if they have it. thanks for the heads up though.
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