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Glasswhistle
2011-08-01, 11:52 PM
Hello there, I'm Whistle, and here is some of my fantasy art, err, yeah. Exciting!

Thunderstorm dragon:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c158/xeveryonesgrudge/Dragonofthestorm.jpg

One of my characters:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c158/xeveryonesgrudge/WizardManSmall.jpg

Generic barbarian:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c158/xeveryonesgrudge/BarbarianColorSmall.jpg

Living temple thing I made for a contest on DA
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c158/xeveryonesgrudge/ZigguratSmall.jpg

Oh, right, I also have a Deviantart (http://blackjackconcpiracy.deviantart.com/) account if you have any interest in seeing it!

I sure hope I did the images right o.o

Domochevsky
2011-08-02, 08:32 AM
How... exciting. :O

Ninjaman
2011-08-03, 01:13 PM
I think the atonomy on the 2 humans might be a bit off. Otherwise really cool.

leakingpen
2011-08-03, 04:18 PM
yeah, the shoulders in both cases are... wrong. I would suggest drawing them naked, then putting clothes over them, see how that looks.

Glasswhistle
2011-08-03, 04:47 PM
@ Leakingpen: That is how I draw humans, but I shall keep the bit about the shoulders in mind, thanks!

leakingpen
2011-08-03, 04:52 PM
glass, if you look at the lines, the dude with the hawk, his right arm attaches to the body about 3 inches below his left. On the barbarian, same problem, opposite arm, it looks like the arm starts about where the armpit should end.

Savannah
2011-08-04, 02:33 AM
Thunderstorm dragon:

:smalleek: Woah!
....Hey, I was looking for a new desktop background, mind if I use it? :smallbiggrin:

Lady Moreta
2011-08-04, 02:38 AM
glass, if you look at the lines, the dude with the hawk, his right arm attaches to the body about 3 inches below his left. On the barbarian, same problem, opposite arm, it looks like the arm starts about where the armpit should end.

It's an owl :smallsmile: but yes, the arms look a little off.


:smalleek: Woah!
....Hey, I was looking for a new desktop background, mind if I use it? :smallbiggrin:

Seconded. That is awesome :smallbiggrin:

And I love the living temple... so very, very much :smallbiggrin:

Glasswhistle
2011-08-04, 01:01 PM
@ LeakingPen: For the wizard guy, you're absolutely right, I actually caught that mistake when I was about halfway through coloring, so I attempted to make it look like he was bending his arm back as well, but it didn't turn out too well. For the barbarian, I actually was trying to do some perspective, having his arm bend back as well as to the side, but it's pretty tricky. I will keep working on it, though!

@Savannah: Go right ahead :D

@Lady Moreta: Yup, it's a barn owl, it's anatomy is really off, though. Whoops! And thanks!

Lady Moreta
2011-08-04, 09:53 PM
Hey, it was still recognisable as an owl :smallbiggrin:

I'm still in love with the living temple though... I'm trained as an archaeologist, hence my unreasoning adoration :smallbiggrin:

Glasswhistle
2011-08-07, 10:28 PM
Glad ya like it, Lady Moreta!

I drew a phoenix today:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c158/xeveryonesgrudge/Phoenix.jpg

Err... the beak is too big, that usually happens when I draw birds, eheheh. And I think I may have used too much purple.

Lady Moreta
2011-08-08, 03:41 AM
Err... the beak is too big, that usually happens when I draw birds, eheheh. And I think I may have used too much purple.

Oooooooh, pretty :smallbiggrin:

I probably wouldn't have said the beak was too big unless you'd pointed it out. It does rather dominate the picture though, which I suspect isn't what's meant to happen.

And while purple may seem an odd colour choice for a fire-bird, I think it helps having it in the background as a way to make the phoenix stand out. I like this :smallsmile:

Ninjaman
2011-08-08, 04:19 AM
Cooooooool. I like your creatures much more than your humans.

Serpentine
2011-08-08, 06:30 AM
Oooo, that's a gorgeous phoenix. Gonna do the rest of it?

leakingpen
2011-08-08, 10:27 AM
Glad ya like it, Lady Moreta!

I drew a phoenix today:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c158/xeveryonesgrudge/Phoenix.jpg

Err... the beak is too big, that usually happens when I draw birds, eheheh. And I think I may have used too much purple.

Looks like a seed cracker's beak. not the usual for a phoenix, but I like it!

Serpentine
2011-08-08, 10:32 AM
Wiki says they ate frankinsense and other resins. I don't think that beak is inconsistent with a resin-eater...

Glasswhistle
2011-08-12, 01:26 AM
New WIP, very rough, and I could really use some help
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c158/xeveryonesgrudge/Screenshot2011-08-12at14222AM.png

It's a unicorn, because why not. I've gotten the values down, but I have no idea what to do about the colors, so if you guys have suggestions, that would be very helpful. Any critique on the unicorn itself would be helpful, as well. Thanks!






Oooooooh, pretty :smallbiggrin:

I probably wouldn't have said the beak was too big unless you'd pointed it out. It does rather dominate the picture though, which I suspect isn't what's meant to happen.

And while purple may seem an odd colour choice for a fire-bird, I think it helps having it in the background as a way to make the phoenix stand out. I like this :smallsmile:

Thanks, it does make for a nice background color!


Cooooooool. I like your creatures much more than your humans.

Gonna have to agree with you there!


Oooo, that's a gorgeous phoenix. Gonna do the rest of it?

Thanks! I think I'm stopping there, though, I like doing portraits more than full-body pictures


Looks like a seed cracker's beak. not the usual for a phoenix, but I like it!

I sorta made it a mix of a hawk, vulture, and peacock beak, it does kinda look like a seed cracker beak, though. I think those might be a bit more convex on the bottom part, however. Really, I should have just modeled the whole thing after a peacock, but I didn't think of it until I was halfway through the picture, eheheh


Wiki says they ate frankinsense and other resins. I don't think that beak is inconsistent with a resin-eater...

Glad it fits, then, if only by accident!

Zorg
2011-08-16, 02:38 PM
The unicorn itself looks fine, though the front left hoof is at an odd angle or isn't sitting on the ground properly. It also looks young by the proportions.
One question would be what is it looking at? It seems to be in mid-action, as if looking, signalling or something, so maybe add another element in there?

I actually rather like the background as-is at the moment (a mist shrouded forest), and would suggest just developing the foreground detail wise.

Glasswhistle
2011-08-16, 07:31 PM
It'll be the long legs that make it look young, I always do that with equines, I think I'll shorten them. Yes, it ought to be looking at something, maybe some sort of glowy fairy thing, but that seems cliche. I'll probably put some plants in the foreground. Thanks for your help! Any advice on the colors?

Savannah
2011-08-17, 03:14 PM
Actually, I think it's the short neck that makes it look young. The head looks big, as well, but I can't tell if that's because the neck is short or if it's really big. I wouldn't shorten the legs at all; they look the right length to me, although they're positioned a bit awkwardly as they don't always look like they're standing on steady ground.

Zorg
2011-08-18, 02:28 PM
Yes, it was the head and neck that made me think youg, and possibly the body's proportions.

For colours I'd stick with the dark shades, blue-greens, dark browns and the like. If you wanted to stay away from the cliche you could have a skeleton in a cage, ora body hanging from a vine/rope (bit grim, but different)