1. Post #521
    mrhippieguy's Avatar
    June 2009
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    i'm not sure how to make bounced light, and I don't own any 3D programs :(
    it does come from 4 light sources though
    so wait, are you doing that all in ps?

    can't help you, then. don't own a copy m'self, and haven't taken any sort of initiative to get it.
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  2. Post #522
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    Beautiful Disaster
    You’re an inferno in an alchemy shop,
    A flood in the desert.
    I’m the trunk of a tree,
    A poorly made bed.
    You’re a streaming river, running wild and free.
    I’m a jagged edged cliff, abrupt and sharp.
    Together we create a beautiful and dangerous wonder,
    power measured by sight, for most dare not stand too close.
    Unbridled destruction leaving perfectly symmetrical smooth surfaces.
    You are a phoenix, perpetually rising from your own ashes.
    You are beautiful; dilapidating to propagate
    ya like its been said a thousand times probably not the best environment to post written 'art'
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  3. Post #523
    ADT
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    Don't listen to the people who tell you not to argue with criticism.
    There is a difference between 'ignoring' a critique (when you don't really find it relevant) - but still thanking the person for taking his/her time - and just arguing with the critique. The latter won't do nothing good to you.

    That's the only thing I disagree with you.
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  4. Post #524
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    ya like its been said a thousand times probably not the best environment to post written 'art'
    Could you suggest a thread per chance, my good sir? :D
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  5. Post #525
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    Anywhere not on this forum, because he meant the entire forum isn't so great for written art. There used to be a thread for creative writing and it died after 10 pages over half a year
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  6. Post #526
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    so wait, are you doing that all in ps?

    can't help you, then. don't own a copy m'self, and haven't taken any sort of initiative to get it.
    it's all ps. i spent ages figuring out how the fuck 3D works, and I tried merging to 3D layers... it didn't end well, so I just kept to that text. it was supposed to have more text.. but then I put in grass and a background and shit.
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  7. Post #527
    $$ ask me about drawing MLP porn requests $$
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    Could you suggest a thread per chance, my good sir? :D
    there is a thread for written art, go find it yourself.
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  8. Post #528
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    September 2005
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    colour picking practice study (click for bigger)



    ref:
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  9. Post #529
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    A study a day...
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  10. Post #530
    $$ ask me about drawing MLP porn requests $$
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    I like deers
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  11. Post #531
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    I like deers
    i'm a deer

    Edited:

    ;)
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  12. Post #532
    $$ ask me about drawing MLP porn requests $$
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    no, you're a pig.
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  13. Post #533
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    no, you're a pig.
    well we can still go out right? i'm pink and cute :]

    Edited:

    and i can wear some plastic antlers if that turns you on
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  14. Post #534
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    well we can still go out right? i'm pink and cute :]
    you're a vagina then?

    [sub]huehuehuehuehueheu[/sub]
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  15. Post #535
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    fin
    done
    tired of it
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  16. Post #536
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    why are still life photographs so hard to find D:
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  17. Post #537
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    October 2010
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    go find it yourself.
    Why are you always so smug? You are on an internet forum, not an air-quote bad-ass convention.
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  18. Post #538
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    how else do you want me to put it?
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  19. Post #539
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    there is a thread for written art.
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  20. Post #540
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    why are still life photographs so hard to find D:
    the vase really looks like its made from glass/creamic, but the drapery(?) its on looks a bit strange, not like cloth
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  21. Post #541
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    September 2010
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    why are still life photographs so hard to find D:

    do them from life instead D:
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  22. Post #542
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    why are still life photographs so hard to find D:
    Here, have some of mine


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  23. Post #543
    dai
    "arte"
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    why are still life photographs so hard to find D:
    http://www.shutterpoint.com/Still%20Life-stock-photos-7

    ?
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  24. Post #544
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    December 2009
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    Here, have some of mine


    Thanks! :D
    the metal whine glass looking thing in the first pic is exactly what i was looking for

    Edited:

    bookmarked, thanks alot :D
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  25. Post #545
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    http://www.shutterpoint.com/Photos-V....cfm?id=165667

    What the fuck. The comments...

    Composition -- very good Creativity / Originality -- very good Depth of Field / Focus -- very good Color or Tonal Range -- very good Noise or Grain -- very good Exposure / Lighting -- excellent !!! Tells a Story very vevy good Dramatic Effect awesom

    ---

    This may be the quintessential fine art photo still life of pears. Lovely!

    ---

    I think it's a very nice composition, tasteful and a creative set up. I like the the shadows of the blinds. Focus/Depyh of Fiel is a little off at magnification. In case you work with photoshop, I would have tried to bring out the green in the middle pear more, complementary to the red behind it. You can do it in Raw/temperature or sometimes options in levels does it surprisingly. -9- Klaus Rossler
    It's a fucking stock photo of a goddamn pear! PEOPLE!
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  26. Post #546
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    do u guys make background stories for characters as you're drawing them? i find it kind of annoying when people have a story behind each and every same-y doodle they do

    like this guy in my drawing class he made a really contrived story for his character that basically looked like a generic styled nord it was really obnoxious
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  27. Post #547
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    ye when people make very deep back stories for characters they only use for doodling, it's kinda very lame.

    Edited:

    I make background stories for my characters that I actually use for comics, because I need to.
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  28. Post #548
    dai
    "arte"
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    ye when people make very deep back stories for characters they only use for doodling, it's kinda very lame.

    Edited:

    I make background stories for my characters that I actually use for comics, because I need to.
    I can kind of understand doing that to a minor extent, like if they use them for writing outside of their doodles or at least want to give them a personality instead of being "neat looking person #12"

    when it gets too deep, it can still be more creative writing with a doodle on the side, seems kind of pointless if you're extrapolating specifically for the drawing
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  29. Post #549
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    most people on DA go all out when they make oc's, even if they don't use them for anything.
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  30. Post #550
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    i could understand with quite simple or concise backstories, it helps continuity, for example if you want to add an accessory to the character, you just think, does it fit with their backstory? stops you going overboard
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  31. Post #551
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    do u guys make background stories for characters as you're drawing them? i find it kind of annoying when people have a story behind each and every same-y doodle they do

    like this guy in my drawing class he made a really contrived story for his character that basically looked like a generic styled nord it was really obnoxious
    It depends on the drawing. If I'm doing fake "studies" of a made-up peoples (cultural groups, factions, rituals, festivals, events, sports, customs, etc.), or perhaps making a portrait of a person with fictional historical significance, then I definitely make up a back-story as I'm going along so that some of those traits can come out.

    Really, if you're doing anything at all involving characters that aren't just for practice, you should know a little bit about their personality and their background.

    This vs. This

    Both are elves. Both have odd eye colors. Both are females. Both have earrings, and both are brunettes.

    I can guarantee you that the first lady's got a much different history than the second lady, and when both images were started the artist probably thought of different small backstories. "An Elven Witch who guards a Sacred Sword" vs. "An Elven Princess being drawn in a portrait".

    However, going all-out when just practicing and doodling is kind-of unnecessary unless you're working on creating characters for something. If you just are drawing a "Nord Warrior", or something like that, you don't need to think of a gigantic backstory or anything like that unless you're directly confronting the possibility of making them into a deep character, which should be taken with more amounts of seriousness, considering that their personality will be shaping their appearance.

    This guy mentions what his characters are meant to be while drawing them:
    I make characters for serious practice every once in a while because in a really competitive world the more skills you have the better (and I like doing it). But, that also may just be because I'm a natural writer (I've always had journals and stories) and what flows naturally after writing a lot of backstory about something is to try and visualize it, which is when art comes in and makes it a lot of fun to brainstorm story ideas and then be able to draw them.

    Also, he may have been planning on role-playing said character in a situation (forums, videogames, etc.) in which case making up a back-story is common and prettymuch what most people do.

    But 90% of the time I'm just drawing characters to draw characters and not developing stories on them. However, I don't think there's anything wrong with developing a story behind a character either. It's how characters in artwork gain certain traits that otherwise wouldn't have been thought of.

    do them from life instead D:
    (not exactly replying to you so much as just the whole situation)

    Cameras, because they use one lens instead of two (like eyes), somewhat distort things under about 20 feet in front of them (obviously different lenses and focuses can partially correct this). After that it's very similar to a human eye.

    However, cameras and colors are another thing altogether. The human eye adjusts to different lighting levels using different biological mechanisms that cameras don't have. If you look at the color red when it's really dark all around you, the actual color that you're seeing is much more gray than the same picture with a camera will lead you to believe. It's just a bunch of little details that you don't get otherwise.

    I still draw from photographs all the time, but still lifes, when going for the most realistic effect you can get, are usually best done from life.
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  32. Post #552
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    Be on the lookout for my comic series completely drawn on TI-84's. It's about an old Russian man trying to get to his grandson's birthday party in a world controlled by shampoo corporations and infested with mutated politicians.
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  33. Post #553
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  34. Post #554
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    October 2010
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    Just take my fucking money already.
    It cost zero USD to view it though. :I
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  35. Post #555
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    And this is what i've been working on... It's not done though. :)

    [removed - see 3 posts down.]

    Maybe I cropped it a bit too much...

    Edited:

    The buildings on the left being darker has been fixed. :)
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  36. Post #556
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    clever idea with the buildings
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  37. Post #557
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    I don't really like that face-shape in the buildings; throws off the composition


    Also the buildings are too dark. The contrast between buildings and surrounding colour is stronger than the contrast involved in the foreground, and this makes the background too dominant.
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  38. Post #558
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    I agree on the contrast between fore and background and I changed it, I think it's better now.

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  39. Post #559
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    Bulidngs need to be faded a bit more, in my opinion



    Squint and look at the image and you'll see what I mean - they stand out too much
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  40. Post #560
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    Be on the lookout for my comic series completely drawn on TI-84's. It's about an old Russian man trying to get to his grandson's birthday party in a world controlled by shampoo corporations and infested with mutated politicians.
    bored at school? or is this just your thing? ._.
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