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HEY! COOL! I suppose I'll join in the fun and post some of my really really crappy writings!


If you guys LIKE it, I'll post more. No point in waisting my time correcting all the little ellipsi and angled quotes to straight quotes (same with apostrophi) and all that BS.

So, if ya like it, I'll post more. If ya DONT like it, well then fuuuuuuuu Q buddy! :-D

Felting with 3 needles at the same time is kinda dangerous... *rubs perforated thumb*

Slowpoke took some 5 to 6 hours to finish, in case anyone is curious.

My latest finished piece.
I'm more a traditional artist than digital, so this is more or less a jumble of different experiments in photoshop. I also stopped and started alot, so some bits...don't quite look like they fit. But like I said, experiments! Tips and critique appreciated.

Here's a poem I wrote up a while ago. I'm not the best when it comes to poetry but I had a really strong inspiration for this so sorry if it isn't that good. I might post a few of my other works if I feel like it.

Just a little something something I threw together, vaguely based on an experience I had in Minecraft. Funny how the weirdest things can be inspiration eh?

(Part 21.)

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It's all on my deviantart. Robkickflipman is my title there.

Damn thats good! I wish I could draw like that. I cannot draw worth a damn, I am good with both digital and film photography though.

I wish I had a scanner so I could show you people how good I can draw.

Seriously, it'd blow your minds.

Check out my Deviantart. http://hjthx1138.deviantart.com/

Casual Shinji:
I wish I had a scanner so I could show you people how good I can draw.

Seriously, it'd blow your minds.

Bring it. Even if it's just a cheap-o handphone pic.

Personally a multi-talent artist here. In the past I've written some poetry, but my more recent work can be found in a guide I wrote a while back for a WoW hardmode boss. While explaining stuff isnt really that artsy, also making the banners and floorplans was quite fun to do.

But, as Im now more engaged in pen and paper roleplaying and quit my wow-timesink, here are some things Ive made for that:

Well, I reckon I'll contribute, too:

Azaradel:
"Slowpost is slow, maybe?"

Talented dudette is talented.

Brotherofwill:

Casual Shinji:
I wish I had a scanner so I could show you people how good I can draw.

Seriously, it'd blow your minds.

Bring it. Even if it's just a cheap-o handphone pic.

I ain't got no scanner.
I ain't got no digital camara.
I ain't got no mobile phone.

Then again, even if I did have a scanner most of my drawings are are size A3 so it probably wouldn't fit.

The contortionist guy's penis looks like a mushroom. And to be honest, less penises in general would be nice. But the drawings themselves are really good man! Keep at it :)

This isn't my work, it's a mug my art teacher painted for me to commemorate my HSC year. I got it today, on my last official day of highschool. Awfuckyeah.

Today I find a gnome; tomorrow I found him dead.

Novskij:
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Hey, so I know I said I would crit these like a month and a half ago, or something to that effect. Anyway, I can finally get around to doing that. I'm quick on the draw, eh?

Firstly, when working on canvas, working small sucks. It's confining and most things will lost to the texture of the surface unless your painting really thick impasto style. Acrylics in particular are subject to this. Oils will generally look nice either way, though.

Try and stay away from gray made with black and white. The thing is, black and white are fed to you as what you can begin to use to create tonal value, but they're awful and flat. Create what are called "chromatic grays" by using combinations of blue and umber, and viridians with reds. It will create a cool grey and a warm grey (that will be greenish or brownish depending on your balance) respectively if done correctly. You can even supplement these with black and white later. They have way more volume and will liven up a piece a lot more than you'd think.

Right now everything in your pieces is fairly uniformly crisp. In painting and in almost everything other form of art, you only what the eye focused on the focal point, in this case this would be the trees. Everything else is secondary. Secondary things should appear softer and more blurred. Mix them up a bit, don't be afraid to have elements of the background be vague and blended. In fact, atmosphere dictates that they should, by the laws of nature, fade as they go further back into space.

Vary brush size and type. Right now you seem to be using a round of a mid-small size. In order to really get a good idea of different objects, surfaces, movements, you need a variety of brushstrokes and techniques. Use giant brushes for everything, make things vague and transparent unless they're focal. Use flat and filberts to create less strictly defined shapes (like shadows). Don't be afraid to have things be less crisp if they should be getting smaller (like the smallest twigs on your trees). Small brushes should only be used for details, and then only in moderation. A large brush should be able to construct 85% of a painting. Varying sizes will really help make a diverse and dynamic painting.

Use gel medium. Water will always wash out your colours, so people think that the only way to get colours saturated is to use the paint straight. This ends up with the clunkiest brushwork. Gel mediums will allow you to apply paint smoothly, without washing your colours out. It's cheap, it's easy to find, it will help your acrylics look more alive and less plastic.

Do some studies, get a better idea of image composition (there's plenty of information out there on this) and follow what I've said above and you'll be sittin' pretty in terms of painting. Next time, go big. A big canvas may seem intimidating, but once you get more arm into it and less wrist, you're covering ground like no tomorrow.

Hope that helps.

So all, just dropping off a couple of pieces I've done in the last couple of weeks. With a new semester and some health issues going on in my family I haven't been able to concentrate as much as I'd like with my digitals. On the other hand, now that I'm not stuck working FQA 45 hours a week I'm feeling a lot more inspired. So here are my most recent creatures, with that in mind...


P.S. @Souplex: It's coming. I've been busy, but I'll send a new Work in Progress shot to you in the next few days, hopefully.

Why doesn't anything I draw make sense...?

Oooo! Art thread! This stuff is neat, I want to play!
I made them thumbnail links because the originals are a bit too wide for this place. Plus load-time is faster when they're on standalone pages.

An image I did as guest filler art for the comic "Erfworld":

Samurai Jack

The Rake's dead children:

The Power Rangers, bloodied:

I like Photoshop + wacom. They're the best. :)

I'm going to assume that photography counts (some people don't consider it art), if it doesn't I'm sorry.
Oh and I have no idea how to do the spoiler warning thing so I'll just put up the links.

http://fav.me/dqu2jl

http://fav.me/doz89f

http://fav.me/dcox12

Fightgarr:

Novskij:
Snip

Hey, so I know I said I would crit these like a month and a half ago, or something to that effect. Anyway, I can finally get around to doing that. I'm quick on the draw, eh?

Firstly, when working on canvas, working small sucks. It's confining and most things will lost to the texture of the surface unless your painting really thick impasto style. Acrylics in particular are subject to this. Oils will generally look nice either way, though.

Try and stay away from gray made with black and white. The thing is, black and white are fed to you as what you can begin to use to create tonal value, but they're awful and flat. Create what are called "chromatic grays" by using combinations of blue and umber, and viridians with reds. It will create a cool grey and a warm grey (that will be greenish or brownish depending on your balance) respectively if done correctly. You can even supplement these with black and white later. They have way more volume and will liven up a piece a lot more than you'd think.

Right now everything in your pieces is fairly uniformly crisp. In painting and in almost everything other form of art, you only what the eye focused on the focal point, in this case this would be the trees. Everything else is secondary. Secondary things should appear softer and more blurred. Mix them up a bit, don't be afraid to have elements of the background be vague and blended. In fact, atmosphere dictates that they should, by the laws of nature, fade as they go further back into space.

Vary brush size and type. Right now you seem to be using a round of a mid-small size. In order to really get a good idea of different objects, surfaces, movements, you need a variety of brushstrokes and techniques. Use giant brushes for everything, make things vague and transparent unless they're focal. Use flat and filberts to create less strictly defined shapes (like shadows). Don't be afraid to have things be less crisp if they should be getting smaller (like the smallest twigs on your trees). Small brushes should only be used for details, and then only in moderation. A large brush should be able to construct 85% of a painting. Varying sizes will really help make a diverse and dynamic painting.

Use gel medium. Water will always wash out your colours, so people think that the only way to get colours saturated is to use the paint straight. This ends up with the clunkiest brushwork. Gel mediums will allow you to apply paint smoothly, without washing your colours out. It's cheap, it's easy to find, it will help your acrylics look more alive and less plastic.

Do some studies, get a better idea of image composition (there's plenty of information out there on this) and follow what I've said above and you'll be sittin' pretty in terms of painting. Next time, go big. A big canvas may seem intimidating, but once you get more arm into it and less wrist, you're covering ground like no tomorrow.

Hope that helps.

So all, just dropping off a couple of pieces I've done in the last couple of weeks. With a new semester and some health issues going on in my family I haven't been able to concentrate as much as I'd like with my digitals. On the other hand, now that I'm not stuck working FQA 45 hours a week I'm feeling a lot more inspired. So here are my most recent creatures, with that in mind...


P.S. @Souplex: It's coming. I've been busy, but I'll send a new Work in Progress shot to you in the next few days, hopefully.

Thanks for the critique, i shall look into these tips, although i dont entirely agree on the Brush part. :-)

I will definetly try the tips for blurring and the grey's, i think those were a weak point.

Composition i always knew i need to work on.

Thanks alot man.

Novskij:

Thanks for the critique, i shall look into these tips, although i dont entirely agree on the Brush part. :-)

Most painting (and digital painting) profs would, though. ;)
Anyway, it's no problem, hope to see some more of your paintings in the future.

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-Drifter-:
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Its simple. Its awesome. Its simply awesome.

Quantum Roberts:
Its simple. Its awesome. Its simply awesome.

Thanks. I was trying for something a little more simple/refined than my last attempt.

Holy shit. I just realised this thread has turned 2 and I didn't even notice. Happy birthday, Thread. Admittedly it's 10 days overdue, but the thought's here.

Huzzah!
Huzzah!
Huzzah!

Well my niece was trying out her princess costume that she wants to wear for Halloween this year the other day. While doing that I took a few pictures with my webcam and played around with it in gimp. Here's the result.

Probably not the best of pictures but it took me around 20 minutes to mock that one up. Sadly my webcam isn't of the best quality and it shows in the picture. Need a better cam but can't afford it.

I hope I posted this in the right place.

Labyrinth:
Holy shit. I just realised this thread has turned 2 and I didn't even notice. Happy birthday, Thread. Admittedly it's 10 days overdue, but the thought's here.

Huzzah!
Huzzah!
Huzzah!

Conglaturations!
You have created a greet thread.
And prooved the justice of our culture !
Now go rest or hero s!

OT: Seeing as how I'm not much of an artist, I think I'll share a bit of my older animations if that's alright;

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Superbly old animation I did when I started, pretty good for a first try.

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short avatar I created for myself, pretty simple.

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Another simple one. Man, I need to get back to animation.

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This is my absolute favorite one I've made. I have no idea how I did it, but it was damn good in some places. It originally was only a few seconds, but I extended it.

So, yeah, that's what I got. Hope you liek enjoy!

Time again to unveil my horrific work to the public eye:

I'm not quite happy with how it turned out, think I need to re-do the lighting a bit, and possibly change the wood texture, but it's my first "actual" render anyhow.

Some Marker Sketches and a finished Digital piece for show. :)

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