1. Post #1481
    Walls black like black waters, when they are heavy and seem to belong to other seas
    MakoSkyDub's Avatar
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    do ye gotta be like that
    Like what
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  2. Post #1482
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    came off as a little rude or dismissive
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  3. Post #1483
    Judge, Jury, & Executioner
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    jeeze we dont need to nitpick at everybodys posts i mean come on
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  4. Post #1484
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    jeez doesn't have an e at the end Rusty what are you a cock sucking faggot?

    Edited:

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  5. Post #1485
    dai
    "arte"
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    doodlin' tonight



    ordinator from morrowind

    shiny complex surfaces hurt so bad

    also a warm-up doodle for some dergs, based on a profile ref

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  6. Post #1486
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    Just checking how well pixel art translates out on paper. It looks a little rough on the edges but that's mostly because I drew it out on the other side and flipped it to hide the grid, so it hasn't soaked through evenly.
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  7. Post #1487
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    June 2006
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    doodlin' tonight



    ordinator from morrowind

    shiny complex surfaces hurt so bad

    also a warm-up doodle for some dergs, based on a profile ref

    Double-check perspective on the mouth.
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  8. Post #1488
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    doodlin' tonight



    ordinator from morrowind

    shiny complex surfaces hurt so bad
    that specular is lookin good
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  9. Post #1489
    dai
    "arte"
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    Double-check perspective on the mouth.
    concave shape, flat sides, lower lip is not in direct light from rear-right windowlighting, nor is it in direct light of the rim light down and to the right nor the rim light to the back left. However, the top lip is in the lower right light, so you get a little reflective glow that ends up being visible on part of the lower lip, thus the strange lighting

    isn't it obvious gawsh

    but really the whole thing is a bit wonky perspective-wise both on the sketch and the rendering. I was staring at a shiny soccer ball to figure out how the reflections would work, only served to frustrate me the deeper I got into it

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  10. Post #1490
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    concave shape, flat sides, lower lip is not in direct light from rear-right windowlighting, nor is it in direct light of the rim light down and to the right nor the rim light to the back left. However, the top lip is in the lower right light, so you get a little reflective glow that ends up being visible on part of the lower lip, thus the strange lighting

    isn't it obvious gawsh

    but really the whole thing is a bit wonky perspective-wise both on the sketch and the rendering. I was staring at a shiny soccer ball to figure out how the reflections would work, only served to frustrate me the deeper I got into it

    You've got the indirect reflection on the side of the nose nailed down
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  11. Post #1491
    Walls black like black waters, when they are heavy and seem to belong to other seas
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    came off as a little rude or dismissive
    That's subjective. I notice a lot of people read my posts as though the intent behind them is as malicious as possible. As I've said before, it really isn't my problem

    What you quoted was a humorous observation on the format of his post I.E it looked like it was a poem at first glance. Don't see how you could twist that into something negative, especially with the funny smiley after it.
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  12. Post #1492
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    i apologize
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  13. Post #1493
    doodlin' tonight



    ordinator from morrowind

    shiny complex surfaces hurt so bad

    also a warm-up doodle for some dergs, based on a profile ref

    Remember to harden your lines on the edges that are in the light, the nose for example is looking very soft right now and does not look like hard surface.
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  14. Post #1494
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    I like it but the problem is the forgeround is far, far too soft. It feels like everything is made out of wool. Give it some hard edges and fix the perspective on that bedroll.

    It's really nice, though.
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  15. Post #1495
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    Helpin out some friends on a game team, gonna make some effect animations for them. Whipped out some concepts to get my bearings on what i'm gonna do:

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  16. Post #1496
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    i absolutely love that and would love to see more
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  17. Post #1497
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    Compared to you guys this is nothing special but I draw these kind of pictures during my classes when I am distracted.

    Those are about my ex-girlfriend. Makes me feel better drawing these.












    Some random doodles.







    Criticism is welcome.
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  18. Post #1498
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    Helpin out some friends on a game team, gonna make some effect animations for them. Whipped out some concepts to get my bearings on what i'm gonna do:

    Are those Metal Slug sprites at the top?
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  19. Post #1499
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    Are those Metal Slug sprites at the top?
    Yea. The team said to reference metal slug for the palette.
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  20. Post #1500
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    Compared to you guys this is nothing special but I draw these kind of pictures during my classes when I am distracted.

    Those are about my ex-girlfriend. Makes me feel better drawing these.












    Some random doodles.







    Criticism is welcome.
    I'm liking your landscapes (I really love "drawn" landscapes, but I still like painted ones too) but I think your figures need a lot of work. Figures are hard to get right because people can see all of the little mistakes in them, but it also makes them an amazing feat to be able to do successfully. I know you said you just kind of do it when you feel like it, but if you ever want to get better at figures then you should do some studying with figure drawing.
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  21. Post #1501
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    Well I never took any classes in drawing nor did I ever learn how to correctly draw pictures. Most of my drawings just come naturally if I feel like it. To be honest I really love to draw those landscapes. But I will try to improve a bit and read some articles about drawing.
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  22. Post #1502
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    July 2009
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    Warmin' up before I get into finishing something, and I like the idea of half-races so I drew a half-orc. I purposely gave him big forearms because half-orc.

    It's actually somewhat funny, considering that I don't normally entertain the idea of stock fantasy races, but half-orcs/elves/whatevers amuse me. The other ones can all go fall into the cliche-pit, though, for all I care. I think that the concept of a person born in-between such hugely different cultures and peoples is equally interesting, inspiring, and sobering. Never to quite be able to fit in with either based on their inherited traits, but never quite able to shed themselves or one of the other for the same reason. Too violent, strong, and impulsive for humans; too contemplative, weak, and peaceful for Orcs.
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  23. Post #1503
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    junker|154 I was actually thinking skyrim the moment I saw the first picture, but what is that supposed to be?
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  24. Post #1504
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    Warmin' up before I get into finishing something, and I like the idea of half-races so I drew a half-orc. I purposely gave him big forearms because half-orc.

    It's actually somewhat funny, considering that I don't normally entertain the idea of stock fantasy races, but half-orcs/elves/whatevers amuse me. The other ones can all go fall into the cliche-pit, though, for all I care. I think that the concept of a person born in-between such hugely different cultures and peoples is equally interesting, inspiring, and sobering. Never to quite be able to fit in with either based on their inherited traits, but never quite able to shed themselves or one of the other for the same reason. Too violent, strong, and impulsive for humans; too contemplative, weak, and peaceful for Orcs.
    I think you messed up the anatomy, seeing as his arm is fatter than his head at points. I'd recommend using a reference or looking at various poses to get the proportions right.
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  25. Post #1505
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    I think you messed up the anatomy, seeing as his arm is fatter than his head at points. I'd recommend using a reference or looking at various poses to get the proportions right.
    I purposely gave him big arms and a small head because he's half-orc. I mess with proportions because I know the correct ones. Or at least most of the correct ones. But I'll take what you said into consideration.

    Edited:
    What I probably should have done is given him a shorter neck.
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  26. Post #1506
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    July 2008
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    I think it's best for me to leave these two questions here:

    First i wanted to try digital drawing for a long time and im now going to buy a drawing tablet I will also use this to replace my mouse since sometimes my hand hurts from long editing sessions. I wanted to buy the "Wacom Bamboo Pen&Touch 2540dpi" it runs around 85 Euro's (110$) would this be a good decision or is it crap?

    Also I wanted to know, what brushes do you guys use in photoshop to draw? The standard onces (if which?) or somekind of brush pack if so could I get a link to them.

    I'm sure you guys can awnser these questions since there are some great artists out here.

    Thanks!
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  27. Post #1507
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    Compared to you guys this is nothing special but I draw these kind of pictures during my classes when I am distracted.

    Those are about my ex-girlfriend. Makes me feel better drawing these.

    IMG

    Criticism is welcome.
    First of all I wanted to laugh because you seem overly emo about this, but then I recall myself when I was younger and unhappier so instead I'll just give you a supportive pat on the back for the emotional side of this.

    You requested criticism so here are a couple of basics:
    Get a sketchbook! I managed to sneak a sketchbook into the classroom almost every single day for a year and it's really just nicer to look at, less distracting to draw on plus the book form and paper quality means you won't be as likely to lose your work.

    I really recommend you get some better pens. It's rather visible that the ones you are using now are cheap and bought with the intention to write notes, not draw art!
    It will be a bit of an investment, but I recommend you get pens from either Faber Castell or Micron. I think you should practice a calmer sort of shading/filling, where the lines within each object are parallel rather than scribbled all over the place. I think this will be good enough for starters.
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  28. Post #1508
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    junker|154 I was actually thinking skyrim the moment I saw the first picture, but what is that supposed to be?
    The picture is a methaphor of my ex-girlfriend. Our relationship was beautiful and happend behind this giant gate. You can also see the walls, behind those walls is a beautiful castle with gardens and joy, another world in which I lived with my girlfriend. There is also a sun ensignia above the gate. It represents her symbol. The sun which enlightens your day and gives your warmth.

    After we broke up I had to leave this beautiful place, the guy walking away is me. The wall outside is dirty and dark, the plants hang over the wall representing the remaining beauty like the gate. The gate is closed and I can't go back. Leaving me empty and covered in darkness.

    First of all I wanted to laugh because you seem overly emo about this, but then I recall myself when I was younger and unhappier so instead I'll just give you a supportive pat on the back for the emotional side of this.

    You requested criticism so here are a couple of basics:
    Get a sketchbook! I managed to sneak a sketchbook into the classroom almost every single day for a year and it's really just nicer to look at, less distracting to draw on plus the book form and paper quality means you won't be as likely to lose your work.

    I really recommend you get some better pens. It's rather visible that the ones you are using now are cheap and bought with the intention to write notes, not draw art!
    It will be a bit of an investment, but I recommend you get pens from either Faber Castell or Micron. I think you should practice a calmer sort of shading/filling, where the lines within each object are parallel rather than scribbled all over the place. I think this will be good enough for starters.
    Thank you mate, I am in a more depressing mood at the time. I appreciate your advice, but I do not think that I am that much intro drawing, those are just some random fast doodles. I like shading a lot but it is really hard.
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  29. Post #1509
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    Haven't posted anything in here for a while, but I feel like exhibiting something.



    By no means a great piece, I'm happy to admit. Part of my Preproduction and Concept Art module on my course. I'm fairly happy with what I've achieved in it, but I feel it's missing something, especially in the foreground.

    Any ideas are welcome and appreciated, and any suggestions to improve it are also appreciated.

    I'm getting somewhere slowly, with my Art.

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  30. Post #1510
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    I purposely gave him big arms and a small head because he's half-orc. I mess with proportions because I know the correct ones. Or at least most of the correct ones. But I'll take what you said into consideration.

    Edited:
    What I probably should have done is given him a shorter neck.
    I've no idea what is going on with his right arm though, and that whole side of his body seems turned away too much so that it appears shrunken.
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  31. Post #1511
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    July 2009
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    I've no idea what is going on with his right arm though, and that whole side of his body seems turned away too much so that it appears shrunken.
    Well I was pulling his arm back on purpose because he was going to have his hand by his hip, but I jumped to a new sketch.



    I probably should have bumped the elbow up more, but I was inspired by this guy's drawing of an orc:
    Not Mine
    Not Mine
    Not Mine

    Not Mine
    Not Mine
    Not Mine

    To give him long arms.
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  32. Post #1512
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    Well I was pulling his arm back on purpose because he was going to have his hand by his hip, but I jumped to a new sketch.

    Okay well i'll stop criticising, you seem to know what you're doing.
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  33. Post #1513
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    I did this over the course of like, a week, so it ended up fluctuating a lot. The better-looking ones are, generally, more recent. But anything that's off that everybody notices, I'd love to hear because I know I messed up in some areas repeatedly. I've made mental notes of everything that I noticed that I had trouble doing, and I'm workin' on those now, but it's always nice to hear what other people notice about stuff that I might not immediately.

    I jumped around a lot and got fed up with a few of them (and still did them!) just maybe not as well as I could have.

    Edit- These actually take a lot longer than I thought they would.
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  34. Post #1514
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    doodlin' tonight



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    Totally digging the mask. Should add a very slight hint of another shine specular, either tertiary or complementary to the gold highlights. Very slight, but it would totally make the shape pop.

    Love the expression sheet Martut.

    Sorry again for the phone-camera quality, but I thought I would share my painting session today. We had a fantastic model come in for us, first painting we had about an hour, the second was ten minutes. Done in acrylic.

    Hour:


    Ten minutes (restricted to a huge, fat brush):
    Edit: Jesus huge.
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  35. Post #1515
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    Totally digging the mask. Should add a very slight hint of another shine specular, either tertiary or complementary to the gold highlights. Very slight, but it would totally make the shape pop.

    Love the expression sheet Martut.

    Sorry again for the phone-camera quality, but I thought I would share my painting session today. We had a fantastic model come in for us, first painting we had about an hour, the second was ten minutes. Done in acrylic.



    Edit: Jesus huge.
    Did you have the colours for the second one already mixed or did you mix them in the
    10 minutes?

    They're both lovely, I like the second one better though, the first one looks a bit oversaturated
    and it looks like you laid the background down after the figure so the lady doesn't look like
    she's part of the background.

    Edited:
    That's a lot for 10 minutes of painting, I paint really slow in traditional mediums.
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  36. Post #1516
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    I mixed them on the spot.

    And I agree about the first one, I was slowly working in more unsaturated tones when the instructor announced that we were stopping with that pose. The second one, I had a remarkable blast mixing colors and it came out much better.
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    I did this over the course of like, a week, so it ended up fluctuating a lot. The better-looking ones are, generally, more recent. But anything that's off that everybody notices, I'd love to hear because I know I messed up in some areas repeatedly. I've made mental notes of everything that I noticed that I had trouble doing, and I'm workin' on those now, but it's always nice to hear what other people notice about stuff that I might not immediately.

    I jumped around a lot and got fed up with a few of them (and still did them!) just maybe not as well as I could have.

    Edit- These actually take a lot longer than I thought they would.


    I want to punch the pouty one in the face


    So I think you're doing it right!

    The drunk one should maybe have his mouth open a little bit. At the moment he looks arrogant/sly rather than drunk

    Edited:

    I mixed them on the spot.

    And I agree about the first one, I was slowly working in more unsaturated tones when the instructor announced that we were stopping with that pose. The second one, I had a remarkable blast mixing colors and it came out much better.

    I love wet in wet.

    I love just getting into the zone, and I seem to be able to do that when I'm working really quickly with fast brush strokes.

    I need to buy bulk paints so it doesn't matter so much if I waste a little. Then I'll feel comfortable going hard out
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  38. Post #1518
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    Any suggestions to make this look better?

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  39. Post #1519
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    Any suggestions to make this look better?

    Less eye hurting.
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  40. Post #1520
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    Third digital painting. Obviously still a WIP.

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