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Refaal

Sun May 18, 2008, 8:35 AM
Refaal



I've been a fan of the artwork of Refaal for awhile now, and I think I first saw his work on the now defunct Wreck-Shop forums.  I just recently commissioned some artwork and the result was Akiko Daimon by Refaal (if you're not familiar with the character, check out this journal entry).



I had no idea that he started doing a webcomic called Joe & Jane until I checked out his journal and saw this deviation in his gallery.  I've seriously damaged my reputation as an art-hunter for not finding this sooner!  He had plans for another comic called Alisya over at moonwarrior.net at some point, but it looks like that one is gone now.  This self-described 'wacky brazilian dude' deserves more attention from the community, and goshdarnit, I'm going to do my best to make sure he gets it!  He doesn't make it easy, since it's hard to find his work on the interweb.  Here's one of my favorite strips with the adorably massive Jane:



He's taken down the gallery at his FurAffinity page.  According to 'teh Reffy' it's because he's crazy and took it down in a fit of madness.  Seriously, though, he says he goes through periods of frustration about his art, and does things like that.  Luckily, he always comes back to us.  But it drives me crazy that he's constantly taking down things from his galleries because I'm always wondering about the stuff I might not have seen.  He also gave me permission to post some of his artwork, so here's stuff that you may have missed over at FurAffinity:



He had some stuff up at Storm-artists.net, but seems to have taken down the artwork there as well.  It's too bad, since I didn't have a chance to see it when it was there.  Luckily, his page at iScribble.net is still there.  Here's some stuff that used to be at DeviantArt:



Oh, and Refaal asked me to mention how funny, smart and cute he is.  That's not my bag, but if you're a smart, sexy, strong girl, Refaal's your man.

Update: Posted a series of sketches leading up to this final version in my scraps section (Sketch 1, Sketch 2, Sketch 3, Sketch 4, Sketch 5, ).



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Debido-San May 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD it seems when it comes to Reffy, I'm to shame as well. I'm somewhat proud of being a femuscle art "archiver" myself, and for most of my buddy artists I have a pretty much complete collection of their art, that goes for Refaal too...

But I've been lazy lately, and I totally forgot to save that Chibi-Chun-Li picture! Thanks for saving my but, Elee!
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:iconelee0228:
Oh, we need to trade Reffy artwork! We'll start a club! :) I have more stuff of his, but it's probably not complete.
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Debido-San May 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure! We can trade away~

XD It's easy to trade Reffy artwork since for the most part it's all free/openly available, so no piracy going on there.
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Do you think that you (and/or elee0228) can start a club, so that people can see the pics which refaal no longer has posted, on various webpages?

Last year, he posted a pic here on DA, "The Ultimate Brazilian Striker", which I animated (with his permission -- it's at: [link] ) -- but then sometime earlier this year he removed the original from his DeviantArt gallery! It's the only previous pic of his that I have!


:boogie: . :strong: . :strong: . :boogie:
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Debido-San Sep 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, I'm not sure if Reffy himself would approve of that, I'll ask him next chance I get!
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