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Lilly
2005-06-21, 10:06 PM
Share your art from outside sources, character sketches, and any other art.

I'm splitting this off of the OotS Arts and Crafts over in Comics, because that one became a behemoth very quickly.

Wukei
2005-06-21, 10:08 PM
I just have a favour for all artists out there:

Please shrink your pictures so that they are below 100kb. *My modem is 56k, and I'd love to post here but it's slow enough without adding huge pictures.

Of course, I'm getting DSL tomorrow *;D

Thanks, guys.

Edit: Also, I am making a coloring book website should anyone love to colour, but can't draw worth a flip. (Mine's the other way around.)

EvilWalks
2005-06-22, 06:03 AM
Cool. My stuff can be found in OOTS Arts and Crafts II, but I will add a small list of my uploaded samples below:

Khadagar Bonesplitter, Dwarven Seige Engineer (Rogue/Fighter)
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/EvilWalks/khad1.gif

Ankheth, the Eternal Holy Warrior of Isis (Mummy Paladin of Isis)
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/EvilWalks/ankh1.jpg

Nekhra Jelsk, Former Vampyre Slayer, now Gangrel Vampyre (Ranger/Barbarian)
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/EvilWalks/nekhra1.gif

Darth Ridau, Twi'Lek Sith Master
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/EvilWalks/ridau1.gif

Cora Blackwood, Teenager-with-uber-Necromatic-Fire-Power (Sorcereress/Pale Master)
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/EvilWalks/Cora2.gif
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/EvilWalks/Cora3.gif
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/EvilWalks/Cora1.gif

With the exception of Ridau, all these where done in under 30 minutes.

I got a lot more too, but I need to walk about 16 blocks to my mother's to use her printer/scanner and I am terribably lazy.

;D

Ilaun_Undil
2005-06-22, 02:15 PM
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/Graglelagle/Chainmail.jpg or http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/Graglelagle/Picture003.jpg for the complete picture. *I'm not sure if this is what you are talking about, but I think it is art. *It is a dice bag.
Interresting sketches EvilWalks
edit: Hopefully that fixes it :D

Adghar
2005-06-22, 02:23 PM
Ilaun, you're not getting the coding wrong, this board just doesn't support HTML. And it says that it can't find the page I'm looking for.

Malachi, the Lich King
2005-06-22, 04:03 PM
I see that there are 2 new threads for "Arts and Crafts". Any chance that one would be more non-OotS style art? I went looking through that 'behemoth' thread [40 pages] looking for art posts and found very few actual pieces of art or links to art galleries and of what I did find, most of it was OotS inspired. I see the other new thread mentioned 'avatars' in the heading so I'm hopeful for this one....

D Malachi Penney
Kalastos

Wukei
2005-06-22, 04:13 PM
Hey, Malachi, (and anyone else that wishes to know) you obviously have not seen my artwork. It is in a lot of the arts & crafts II thread, but here's the link to it:

Wukei's Artwork (http://photobucket.com/albums/y262/Wukei/)

Feel free to colour anything. Please post it here afterwards so that I may see. And if you wish to use it on your own website, please link back to my comic @ http://www.angelfire.com/comics2/life-for-death/index.html. Thanks.

Lilly
2005-06-22, 04:13 PM
I see that there are 2 new threads for "Arts and Crafts". Any chance that one would be more non-OotS style art? I went looking through that 'behemoth' thread [40 pages] looking for art posts and found very few actual pieces of art or links to art galleries and of what I did find, most of it was OotS inspired. I see the other new thread mentioned 'avatars' in the heading so I'm hopeful for this one....

D Malachi Penney
Kalastos


This is the specifiacally for the non-OotS art. 40 pages is a lot when every other post has at least one image in it. And every single reply loads when you reply to the thread.

WampaX
2005-06-22, 04:42 PM
This is the specifiacally for the non-OotS art. 40 pages is a lot when every other post has at least one image in it. And every single reply loads when you reply to the thread.

Plus with Lilly modding both Comics and Silly Games, she has enough on her plate other than having to trudge through all the images linked on an Arts and Crafts thread to make sure of their appropriate content.

Oh and Ilaun, that looks like a craft check to me.

Wukei
2005-06-22, 09:26 PM
Wukei's Coloring Pages (http://wukei.50megs.com/coloringbook.html)

Alarra
2005-06-23, 12:07 AM
Well....since this is for non-oots related work...here's what I've been working on as of late.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/Alarra/gatecolor.jpg

Wukei
2005-06-23, 12:13 AM
I love it, very nice ;)

Annex
2005-06-23, 01:06 AM
I guess Ill repost mine, since they were uterly ignored last time due to program incapacities...

theres only a few of mine here, considering I dont own a scanner myself. I guess I found another use for my girlfriend *:)

Ill put them in chronological order so you guys can sort of notice improvement..they're from around august to may at the latest, and im 16 so dont expect the greatest work ever *:P

http://img204.echo.cx/img204/8594/rsingangel4pa.jpg

http://img204.echo.cx/img204/2797/axeoelf6an.jpg

http://img204.echo.cx/img204/4606/griffin3ju.jpg

http://img204.echo.cx/img204/2185/wizardgaia4yg.jpg

http://img204.echo.cx/img204/9449/shartetroll2lg.jpg

http://img204.echo.cx/img204/3697/ayotus35ll6po.jpg

Wukei
2005-06-23, 01:10 AM
I like the dude in ayotus35ll6po. *He reminds me of the King of Siam from the King and I. *Especially with the way his feet are positioned and his hand. *And how he has his head raised so high.

Edit: and there's a difference between not having a comment and ignoring someone's work. I try to look at every piece that I can fit into my schedule if it isn't too large.

Annex
2005-06-23, 03:19 AM
It was actually a chacter I played on a free-form rp board, but its just a random guy now, glad you like it. :)

Malachi, the Lich King
2005-06-23, 09:17 AM
Alarra, Wukei, White One, Evil Walks, Ilaun.....

That's what I'm talking about. I hope more people will post their artwork here. I'm not going to comment on everyone's stuff but at the very least if you post it, one person is looking at it.

D Malachi Penney
Kalastos

Ilaun_Undil
2005-06-23, 09:19 AM
I really liked the Griffin you did. I also liked the Gate Alarra.
Anyway, Wukei Coloring page is komming soon. (which means in the next two weeks for me, lol. I'm just that slow) Thanks for something to collor!!!

Wukei
2005-06-23, 09:24 AM
did I forget to remove the coming soon writing? *goes to check*

Anyway, you're very welcome. I know a lot of people that can color great, but need something to start out with. Remember that all of that is gift art, and if you want something for your own, just PM me a request (though I do have a long line of requests right now)

SORRY TO ALL OF MY REQUESTING PEOPLE!

I'm trying to catch up, but what with work, the messed up lcd monitor, and all, this is taking some time.

Alarra
2005-06-23, 10:02 AM
Those are really nice white one. I especially like shartetroll2lg.

Jibar
2005-06-23, 02:10 PM
Okay, i've done some art (not good, but I did it)..so how do I get it up here?
Hosting thingy?

Wukei
2005-06-23, 02:13 PM
I suggest Photobucket (http://www.photobucket.com)

then just copy the img that has the little [] brackets around it. Easy peasy.

Jibar
2005-06-23, 02:33 PM
Here it is then, my first bit of art on here...please don't laugh...
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a155/Jibar/mishobi.gif
better?

Wukei
2005-06-23, 02:37 PM
I'd suggest taking it down to about 1/4 to 1/8th the size..that was way to big to even see.

Sneak
2005-06-23, 03:00 PM
Hey Jibar, that's good, it's just in more stick figure style than OOTS is in. But it actually looks cool, just in a different style.

EDIT: And is the sword supposed to be clear with no fill?

Jibar
2005-06-23, 03:06 PM
It's white,
I'll explain my style anyway,
one day, i found this really awesome little book, so here's me thinking 'hey, what a perfect little red notebook' so i buy it, and for 3 months it sits un-used. Then one day, me and my friends are sitting around doodling, so I fetch my book, and have a doodle too. Now my little red notebook has nothing but stick figures in! I decided to make them on the computer, and then i thought about this thread. history done.
I developed my own style, and now I can count myself good at some form of art.
The character there is mishobi, long story short, he just kills Ninja in half the book, armed with a gun and a sword, I made comics of him.
I'm really proud of myself for finally putting something up here ;D

Annex
2005-06-23, 06:55 PM
Those are really nice white one. I especially like shartetroll2lg.

well, that was just a character sketch for a class, but I guess its ok. and the "shartetroll2lg" is just a weird computer name, "sharte" came from sharteshane, an RP forum I used to be one, and I resized the 'troll' picture for the forum, and the 2lg is from imageshack because they're weird, so yea..sorry, referring to the pictures by their filenames was kinda bothering me. (you too wukei)

Axelgear
2005-06-23, 07:06 PM
Just reposting something I posted on the Comics board, I wanna show off a little art of mine. It's a thing I did as a gift for someone, one of their characters.

http://img187.echo.cx/img187/3028/smallqesungiftscan0qk.jpg

Commentary appreciated

Wukei
2005-06-23, 07:13 PM
Much better, I can actually see it now. It looks very cool. ;D

Frojoe21
2005-06-23, 11:00 PM
Yet he never draws humans. Only humanoid animals. Oh well, his sketchbook is pretty good, sans the one comic about pushing old laides into moving traffic.

Ilaun_Undil
2005-06-23, 11:05 PM
Yeay for the Crazy Fox dude, lol. This deffinatly ain't no Fox and Hound, I'd feel sorry for the Hound actually. There are certain 3D effects you could add into it, don't ask me twhat they are, i just know they exist out there.

Why does coloring take me so long? :( we'll be on the tenth page by the time I'm finished with the Wukei Pic at the rate Im going at.

Wukei
2005-06-24, 11:52 PM
All right, I will never EVER post 3 together at once..but most of you should have heard of my lcd monitor problem

For Erisian:
"Weeeee...pixie fun!" (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/Wukei/erisian01.jpg)


"No, I did NOT just do that. *No, you cannot prove that I did!" (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/Wukei/erisian02.jpg)

And for Gorbash:
Breeze and Gwen (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/Wukei/gorbash01.jpg)

Gorbash Kazdar
2005-06-24, 11:59 PM
Wow! Thank you so much for the picture of Gwenivyn and Breeze! ;D It's awesome!

Wukei
2005-06-25, 12:37 AM
You're most welcome.

Also:

The person that has asked me to create the "Ifrit" character needs to PM me. *I cannot remember who made the request and I deleted the PM. *Thank you.

Edit: I am also looking for Manave's owner. Sorry for forgetting who made the PMs, guys.

Oh, and this does not mean that I'm done with your character, I just need to know if you actually are still on the board.

Axelgear
2005-06-25, 07:44 AM
How did you ink those? Get the lines so perfect and solid that is? Did you do that by hand or do it on a PC? Illustrator seems the most common for that but alas, I do not have it.

Wukei
2005-06-25, 08:55 AM
It's actually hand inked. I use 03 for the face, usually, (if it's a full sized picture) and 05 for the rest of the body. 01 for the smaller features of the face, and 08 for the final outlining.

If it's multiple characters:

01 for the face, with 005 for the smaller features. still 05 for the body but with 05 also for the outlining.

If you're an artist, you understood all that, if you're just starting out:

Those are pen sizes. You can pick them up at Hobby Lobby or Michaels (though I'd suggest hobby lobby, it's less expensive.) My favourite are the ZIG Millenium pens, though I picked up some called Pigma Micron from michaels, and I guess they're okay.

Axelgear
2005-06-25, 04:13 PM
Hmm... I use 0.2 usually to get the best outline possible. Just haven't had time to try them.

Wukei
2005-06-25, 04:14 PM
Attention all recipients of Wukei artwork:

Please inform me if you do not wish for your artwork to be offered on the Wukei colouring book. *There are pieces that I'm doing right now (as fan art to Rich) that will not be displayed on the colouring book due to copyright.

Those that ask for the pictures may have them to colour, but may not display them on any other website. *This is a legal issue.

1 of 3--Order of the Stick
Order of the Stick--Manga style (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/Wukei/oots01.jpg)

Gorbash Kazdar
2005-06-25, 10:59 PM
That's are awesome, Wukei! I have a few "emoticons," basically, for a character of mine that I like, though they aren't nearly as good.
http://plaza.ufl.edu/redwolf/BreezeMeh.jpghttp://plaza.ufl.edu/redwolf/BreezeEmbarrassed.jpghttp://plaza.ufl.edu/redwolf/BreezeBlech.jpg

Hrm, as a suggestion to keep this thread manageable on loads, how about coming back and editing posts after three days to have links instead of embedded images? Cuts down on bandwidth and lets people keep looking at art!

Wukei
2005-06-26, 09:59 AM
Nice art and nice idea. I shall do so right now.

The_King_of_Durf
2005-06-26, 10:16 PM
Do not use Angelfire, it makes it impossible to see your pics, all everyone sees is a sign that says "Image hosted by Angelfire".
It's the same with Tripod. I suggest using photobucket or imageshack, deviantart is fine too I suppose

Wukei
2005-06-27, 01:13 AM
dangit..I totally didn't think about that..and be nice and SUGGEST that one not use angelfire. *Anyway, yea...I MIGHT fix it..or you could get the properties and go look at it that way...but right now I'm trying to update my webcomic.

Firalire (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/Wukei/Feralire01.jpg)

Feralire in photobucket..

EvilWalks
2005-06-27, 04:02 AM
Oooooh....Prurty... ;D

Wukei
2005-06-27, 08:56 AM
Thanks, it was my first project ever using shading or my new art pencils.

Jibar
2005-06-27, 11:47 AM
Don't hit me, but sorry, she looks like she's getting sexually pleasured,
i had to say it,

Wukei
2005-06-27, 11:56 AM
That's sorta the point. For some reason, guys like that look, and she spends all of her time gathering information. It's easier to do if a guy thinks you're hot. She's a great spy. ;D

Annex
2005-06-27, 11:58 AM
I wasn't going to say it before, but I have to agree, its slightly suggestive

good work ;) ;D

Jibar
2005-06-27, 01:57 PM
Now that I know that, excellent work,

The_King_of_Durf
2005-06-27, 05:10 PM
AAH my poor PG-rated eyes!!!

Not really though, good job Wukei

Wukei
2005-06-27, 05:13 PM
::) She's completely covered, and we all know you're a pervert anyway :-*

Wukei
2005-06-28, 09:02 PM
For those who actually look for my pictures on this thread:

2 of 3: The Linear Guild
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/Wukei/oots02.jpg

Sneak
2005-06-28, 09:10 PM
Hmm...I didn't mention this on the other thread you posted this on, but the contrast is a little startling between Zz'dtri and the rest. Because You didn't color anyone else's skin, and you colored his/hers. I know the drow skin is important, but it just seems a bit odd.

Wukei
2005-06-28, 09:12 PM
the complete inversion in the colour of their skin is what makes drow so stunning. It actually favours the picture, as long as you think about the fact that drow are supposed to be more stunning than "normal" races.

Muisje
2005-06-29, 05:53 AM
I thought it was about time I pimped my art:

[image removed by me]

Sorry for the crappy quality, but my scanner is not feeling well and I had to take a picture instead. There is a version that is a bit larger here:
Clicky! (http://artattack.to/display.php?art=1000019015)

I'll come back in a few days and remove the image in this post so people with a slow connection can still enjoy this topic. Enjoy this picture here while it lasts. :)

[edit] Image tag removed as promised. You can still see it when clicking the "Clicky!" link.

Peregrine
2005-06-29, 10:30 AM
Wukei: it's excellent. :) Zz'dtri is indeed striking, but I don't think it detracts from the rest of the picture. Perhaps if someone coloured it...? *hopeful look around* My only criticism is that Thog's 'heavyset' brow looks a little too swollen.

SJ: I reall like it -- is the playing card look intentional? Again, if I had to make a criticism, it's that the lower person's left arm looks stubby. The foreshortening doesn't seem to quite work.

Muisje
2005-06-29, 11:14 AM
SJ: I reall like it -- is the playing card look intentional? Again, if I had to make a criticism, it's that the lower person's left arm looks stubby. The foreshortening doesn't seem to quite work.

It's partially intentional. I got the idea when looking at some card designs someone else made. When the artist block hits, I need something different to try to get rid of it. It worked this time. *:)

The foreshortening didn't work as well as some other things. Can't and won't change it now, but I'll remember it when working on something else.
Thanks for the comment.

@ Wukei: I think the darker lines in Nale's chain balance out the heavy presence of Zz'dtri's skin, so I wouldn't worry too much about it, if I were you. It's a nice picture of the LG.

[edit] Silly typos. :(

Wukei
2005-06-29, 12:11 PM
Um, Jack and Jack do not look anything like your picture on mine. *The male version I drew in a simple shirt because I'm not too familiar with 19th century style..now that I see yours, well, I coulda done it...

Shirwill Jack....Jack and Jack
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/Wukei/shirwilljack01.jpg

Annex
2005-06-29, 03:55 PM
Wukei those are really good, I can draw (not as good as I would like) but anime/manga style is out of the question... how long did it take you to get your style down?

Wukei
2005-06-29, 04:04 PM
Actually, I've always been able to draw, and I've never taken any classes. I just got hands and feet down about a year ago, though. I used to hide the hands behind the back and never draw further than the shin before. Cheating.

Muisje
2005-06-29, 04:17 PM
It looks really great and I don't mind the shirt. *:)
You know, after I made the request I actually thought it was about time to kick the artist block. Now it's time for me to kick the colouring block... or something.

[edit] Oh, and some good advice I got was to never hide something you can't draw, but to practise, practise and practise until you get the hang of it.

Wukei
2005-06-29, 04:21 PM
I really like how girl-type Jack turned out...

Muisje
2005-06-29, 04:40 PM
Me too. I like the pose and the hat is just sweet. :)

Wukei
2005-06-29, 10:09 PM
All right. *This one was made for Immoleth Magthere, and I have to *say I like it very much. *It gave me a challenge.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/Wukei/immoleth01.jpg


I have a picture request. It is a character sketch for my Star Wars RPG campaign. [if Star Wars is out of your area of expertise, please ignore this request] The character is a Duros Starship Ace. There will be ample pictures available on any image search for Duros. He has a cybernetic (left) eye, which woul ideally have a targeting reticule on it. Also, a cybernetic (left) leg (the whole leg). And a cybernetic left arm from the elbow down. As far as clothes/equipment, some star wars-y clothes, a jumpsuit of some kind would be best, I think. And a blaster or hand tool in one hand.

Sajhiri
2005-06-29, 10:14 PM
This is a piece in progress. On a forum called Gaia Online I run a "pet shop" where I match up people to fey folk from Tir Nan Og to be their caretakers and they roleplay them. These two are the King and Queen of the Sun Court Fey in my "story" for lack of a better word, Cervus and Lilium (Stag and Lily totems respectively). This picture is a gift for Lilium's player (I run Cervus as an NPC) to celebrate their coming heir. I've a long way to go on it, but this is a new painting style for me in Photoshop. I read a spectacular tutorial by a Deviant Art user on painting from dark to light rather than my usual laying down of a mid tone then shading and highlighting after.

http://planet-krypton.com/gaia/silvaregia/lilium-cervus-preg.jpg

Drizzt_Fanboy_74
2005-06-29, 10:25 PM
SQUEE!!!!! ILOVEITILOVEITILOVEITILOVEITILOVEITILOVEITILOVEITI LOVEIT!!!! OMFG!!! That is AWESOME!!! Only one critique-y-ness-thing: The cybernetic arm was intended to be just the forearm, but the whole arm looks SO much cooler!!!

Oh, and I LOVE the way you did showed the leg to be cybernetic! just a little rip in the pants and presto! It is AWESOME!!!

Wukei
2005-06-30, 01:10 AM
Well, you informed me that the leg was cybernetic and I was like "well how in tarterus am I gonna show that?" *I compromised.


Hail, there. I was just going to request a picture over in the character sketch thread and spotted your call for PM's instead so, I would be more than appreciative if you could sketch, cartoon style the following character:

A Five foot four angel-like figure wearing a flowing blue cloak that reaches to the top edge of his leather boots, his wings spread out from the slits in the back of said cloak but not to full wing span, just enough so that they can be seen. The cloak is fastened at his neck with a round broch made from tough animal hide with a single round red jewel in the center. His hand lays on the hilt of the sheath scimitar on his belt which edge can be seen, the rest concealed by his partially closed cloak. On his wrists he wears heavy metal bracers, akin perhaps more to the gauntlets Boromir bore in the lord of the rings if you are famaliar and in his opposite hand he bears a large round silver shield, with something of an inner ring towards the middle like mirror.

His hair is parted on the left side (when looking directly at him) and "waves" off in both direction, his sideburns something of an Elvis cut if a little more loose.

I realize that is a rather long request but I have had a great deal of time to think of Manave and would be thrilled to finally have more than one of my badly drawn doodle's of him.

Thanks.


Hope this is close, buddy:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/Wukei/Maneve01.jpg

And, ohh, that's not the only one.


Marigold Evergreen: (Love the name! Guess what she is)
-Druid! (Duh!)
-Elf, Gray
-Silver Hair (long)
-Worships Elhonna (Symbol =Unicorn in a reared Position)
-Giant Millipeade Carcass Full-Plate
-Spiked Wooden Shield (Spikes are thorns, NO METAL ARMOR!!!)
-Periapt of Wisdom (A kind of pearl-inlaid charm on a chain)
-Normal Boots
-Belt of Giant Str.
-oh, did i mention the over-sized brown bear standing behind her?


-and last but not least, Not Wearing her Milli Helmate, that is the only thing i ask, you can just it at her feet, have her holding, but not wearing it!


http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/Wukei/Nixie01.jpg

About right?

EvilWalks
2005-06-30, 05:49 AM
Hehehe...the Bear looks like half-rabbit...hehehehe

Another Impressive drawing though! ;D

Wukei
2005-06-30, 08:15 AM
Yea, the feet looked fine when penciled in, but were a bit too long when inked. Oh well, I think he still looks cute.

Malachi, the Lich King
2005-06-30, 08:22 AM
Wukei, about how long does it take you [generally speaking anyway, YMMV and all] to do a drawing? You seem quite prolific. And that you're willing to do all of these requests that people send you is remarkable.

Nixie
2005-06-30, 08:25 AM
Wow, Wukie, that looks awesome! TY soooo much!

Wukei
2005-06-30, 08:32 AM
Wukei, about how long does it take you [generally speaking anyway, YMMV and all] to do a drawing? You seem quite prolific. And that you're willing to do all of these requests that people send you is remarkable.

Of course, it depends on the size and complexity of the drawing. *Something like Veera's...

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/Wukei/Veera01.jpg

...only takes about 10 minutes to draw and 15 to ink. (Don't think I'm cheap, she wanted it simple.)

While something like Mick's request...

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/Wukei/shadows01.jpg

...took me about 3 hours. And that was just the pencilling.

All in all, I'm told that I do things quickly, but I could always stand to do them quicker, because I'm waaayyy behind on my novel and helping edit other people's stuff. *

Of course, my comic takes priority over all, so don't worry, the comic will be up on time. *(Speaking of which, I probably should write some more scripts for that before I don't have anything to make a comic with...)

Muisje
2005-06-30, 08:54 AM
Wow, that is fast. It took me 3 days to make the picture I posted here. :o

Malachi, the Lich King
2005-06-30, 09:02 AM
Wukei-I'd say that's fairly fast. Speed is certainly nice when it comes deadline time.

Shirwill Jack-Just laying out celtic weave designs is going to be time consuming. 3 days isn't that bad. Take out the weave and how long do you think that would have taken you?

Ilaun_Undil
2005-06-30, 10:59 PM
I'M DONE!!!!!! YEAY!!!! * ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
ok now that I got that out of my system. *In Honor of Wukei's Coloring book, I have just finished coloring one of them. *Love it, hate it, I think it took me way too long to finally finish it, but that's what happens, when you take a 20. *Hopefully I succeeded my DC. *oh well I hope you like it!! *I do. *
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/Graglelagle/eminence01.jpg
also http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/Graglelagle/eminence01.jpg if the picture didn't show up. *

ps. *sry Wukei if I ruined your pic. lol.

edit: I missed a little section, he he.

Drizzt_Fanboy_74
2005-06-30, 11:08 PM
Not bad! I sent my pic to my friend who is really good at CG. Of course, he doesnt have photoshop on his home computer. Thankfully, he is getting a less-than-legal copy from someone else tomorrow. <_< >_> Anyway, when it is done, I will post it.

Wukei
2005-07-01, 01:02 AM
Though it's not perfect (I always hate when the skin tone is in the eyes) at least you enjoyed colouring it, right? That's what the colouring pages are there for.

Ilaun_Undil
2005-07-01, 08:41 AM
I didn't think I put skin tone in the eyes, but then agian, I was using paint. I'm guessing that is the reason all the colors continuously blur together. Another thing, Is how hard it is to find good skin tones, or any colors for that matter. oh well the only thing that bothers me now, is the fact that the human fighter dude looks like he got teleported from a 70's disco.
And if you are wondering, the red boots are red dragon leather, or at least what I think that red dragon leather would look like.

Muisje
2005-07-02, 07:19 AM
Shirwill Jack-Just laying out celtic weave designs is going to be time consuming. *3 days isn't that bad. *Take out the weave and how long do you think that would have taken you?

The weave took me only a few hours. I've made a lot of weave patterns I can pick from when making a picture. With just a few rules to follow, it's really easy to do. Looking for reference pictures did consume some time, though.

Manave_E_Sulanul
2005-07-02, 12:09 PM
Ooh, ooh, very nice, thank you for Manave. :-)

Sajhiri
2005-07-06, 12:45 PM
My latest commission. I think the commissioner may have been from here. :D Took about 4 hours to take a loose sketch up to completion.

http://planet-krypton.com/daedalus/other/commissions/hurrikan-1500.jpg

Alarra
2005-07-06, 01:04 PM
ooooh, shiny

Malachi, the Lich King
2005-07-06, 03:38 PM
I guess I must say that I'm a little disappointed that this thread has received less interest than the other A&C thread for avatars. I'm thankful to those who have posted here to show off their wares so to speak.

Wukei
2005-07-06, 04:20 PM
Malachi! You shortened your name! But, yea, I have been super busy and unable to post new pictures. I went to the doctor today, and I won't be able to give the thread the attention it deserves for a while when I have the back surgery.

I'll try to find a way to scan things, though. Perhaps I'll force my slaves ask my friends to do it, as a favour.

Malachi, the Lich King
2005-07-07, 01:28 PM
Yes, I decided to drop down to just "Malachi".

Sorry to hear about you needing back surgery. Getting knocked out of commission for any length of time for any reason just stinks IMO.

However, while you're updates will be missed, what I was lamenting was that too few people are putting their non-OotS inspired artwork up on this thread. Do we really have so few budding/fully-bloomed artists out there?

Wukei
2005-07-07, 01:37 PM
Actually, OotS inspired stuff may go on the other arts and crafts thread in Comics. So people tend to ignore this one completely.

Sajhiri
2005-07-07, 02:21 PM
I think you might get more people posting here if more people actually commented on the art. There's no reason to display it here if no one gives feedback on it.

Wukei
2005-07-08, 09:46 AM
People do comment on pictures. Too bad I haven't finished my set of 3 for the OotS groups. (And it was supposed to be Xykon and his group.) I'll get to it eventually, but I'm working on my own site (www.life-for-death.com) and trying to work on a contest on this board, and writing a novel, and I have to actually draw the comics and ink them for my website...sleep? what's sleep?

(However, I am taking it easy so I don't have a nervous brakedown. Listening to my Wicked soundtrack works to calm me, too.)

Muisje
2005-07-09, 06:23 AM
It's art pimping time!

I'll place a direct link (http://artattack.to/display.php?art=1000019053) to my latest baby instead of posting a picture here to spare those with a modest connection. (No I'm not trying to lure you to my online gallery hoping you'll look at all the other stuff I have there.)

It's just a simple (expressionless I might add) portrait of a character I hope to be able to play again after the game he was in stopped two years ago.

Ego Slayer
2005-07-09, 10:46 AM
My latest commission. I think the commissioner may have been from here. :D Took about 4 hours to take a loose sketch up to completion.

http://planet-krypton.com/daedalus/other/commissions/hurrikan-1500.jpg

Oh, I like it. Cool

Here are some of mine (one is missing a leg because I can't find the pic I drew it from ::) :-[).

http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/4720/cardinal5qz.gif

http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/5041/swordfixed9hi.gif

http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/6494/anubisdog8yi.gif

http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/1843/anubis3ur.gif

http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/9899/gobletfixed8zn.gif

http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/1581/p10407185no.jpg

Wukei
2005-07-09, 10:58 AM
Jack, he's beautiful...he sort of reminds me of my envisionment of Fiyero from Wicked (and I won't spoil who he is that everyone else would know.)

Yes, I'm enjoying that book too much, but I always seemed to feel more for the evil characters than the good ones.

bingo_bob
2005-07-09, 11:25 AM
I'd be happy if I had one FOURTH of the talent that some of you people do. I can never quite get what I want to draw to turn out right... It ALWAYS comes out rather bad. Argh!

*breathes deeply and waits for that picture from Wukei*

Wukei
2005-07-09, 11:28 AM
I'm sorry, bob, I don't even have the energy to type quickly, let alone lift a book and pencil. I wish I had been able to sleep last night...I'll get on it ASAP, I promise.

bingo_bob
2005-07-09, 11:33 AM
No problem. You have a whole week to do it to tell you the truth, I'll be gone for that long starting tomorrow. It's just that at some point (can't remember where) it sounded like you were done with it. Take your time.

Ilaun_Undil
2005-07-09, 05:31 PM
alrighty time for another successful skill check, yeay.
This is the second Dice bag that I have created to date, and is the one I'm selling to JollyRancher. *once again it is made from copper and brass(a nice look to the combination) *This time I made a copper background with a chriscross pattern up the front by the brass. *it is rather difficult to see I admit, but then again I have a stinky camera with my lack of experience. *well I hope everyone likes it. *if not, it is rather pointless to keep making them. *
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/Graglelagle/chainmail003.jpg
and for size comparison
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/Graglelagle/chainmailsize.jpg
if ya want one, just message me!! but not all at once.

Wukei
2005-07-09, 05:35 PM
I make pleather bags like that. Made out of the same cloth as my lucky chaps (2 people rubbed them and won DVDs).

Muisje
2005-07-09, 06:32 PM
I've made a lot of stuff with chain rings (mostly jewellery (http://www.theravensnest.biz/board/album_page.php?pic_id=138) and chain mail shirts), but I've never thought of making something like a dice bag, which should have been on my mind, because I keep losing my dice.

Ilaun_Ondil, your bag looks nice. How do you close it to keep the dice inside?

Ego Slayer
2005-07-09, 07:33 PM
Ooh, pretty shiney! I like the one with the blue stones a lot ;D

Ilaun_Undil
2005-07-09, 09:31 PM
Right now I just use the force of gravity to keep my dice in. I bought some rope and wound it though the top and tried to tie it like cloth bags, but it doesn't really keep it closed. I'm actually planning on seeing if weaving it through the rings will help or just get in the way. The people who are actually good at this know how to taper one end so it is closable, but I'll figure it out eventually. also the bottom I just combine with rings, that it actually looks natural enough. With the size of the rings and how I close off the bottom, (a process that would probably take me a while to explain properly) I am able to keep regular sized dice very convienently. I expect that that size of dice bag can probably hold up to 4 sets of regular dice. so unless your a DM or have really bad luck with dice, you probably dont' need anything bigger. My first one that I made(see pic in sig) is one pound, and probably be big enough for any DM, in fact I find that I probably could have fit about a pound of dice into there. and is waayyy to big for me right now. another thing I love is how the copper fades into a nice antique color. it really blends together nicely. I just wish I could get a really good photo of it.
ohh btw the blue stones are just regular dice. they did show up nice in the photo though. Anyway as this is probably my longest post I ever wrote I'll wrap it up. Thanks for the compliments ;D

Wukei
2005-07-10, 11:14 AM
Okay, I'm working for a magazine, now, and here are my little characters of me for it.

(Top left: Wukei's Boardgame Tips; Top right: Wukei's Adventure; Bottom left: my main pic; Bottom right: Wukei's Tips for the Ultimate PC.)

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/Wukei/multime01.jpg

geek_2049
2005-07-10, 02:24 PM
Hi Wukei

Is it pronounced woo kie?
I read through your webcomic and it rocks. It has a bit of a Yu Yu Hakusho appeal to it.

Wukei
2005-07-10, 02:37 PM
Woo kay, actually, and thanks. Always glad to see people who appreciate my art. ~.^

Muisje
2005-07-10, 03:00 PM
Nice line-art, as always. I really like the one on the bottom right.

Wukei
2005-07-10, 03:06 PM
Me too, but I think my favourite is the tiny one of me reading the book.

Still, drawing chibis (which is the one you like) are always fun. Noseless things, for some reason, are cute.

Peregrine
2005-07-10, 05:39 PM
Chibi Wukei! ;D

I think the book-reading one looks a bit odd, actually; the perspective seems to make the raised legs look overlarge. The others are awesome as usual (in fact so's that one except for that minor criticism), although the standing one looks a bit tilted to the right.

Ilaun_Undil
2005-07-10, 05:53 PM
well someone is critical tonight, lol. I liked the one playing chess.

Malachi, the Lich King
2005-07-10, 06:12 PM
I'm glad to see more activity on this thread. Keep posting everybody! I especially like seeing the format that Ego Slayer is putting stuff up with, multiple links to pics. This connection isn't the best so it takes a bit to load the pics directly and sometimes the darn thing gets stuck.

Retro
2005-07-10, 08:26 PM
Like an idiot, I saw the "[Submit] Artwork" thread in the Community World-building section before I actually checked out the rest of the board. So I took the liberty of saving the Mods some effort and just posted the original post here, and left the apology up in the "[Submit] Artwork" thread. Sorry for all the trouble, hope you enjoy.

Though there had always been a feeling, there in the mountains, that we were not alone. We could not doubt that various Greyman tribes lived in the area, nor could we question the semi-intelligent creatures that followed at a safe distance (though we wondered, 'safe for whom?') over the broken terrain. But between us we sensed that, though the Naephons were said to be devoid of any great nation, there was something lurking on one of the jagged spires of that unholy crag. I am sad to say that even though we felt it, the low clouds and opaque shimmers of subterranean heat caught in winter's chill made it impossible for us to see over great distances. No one spoke, but we all felt it, to some degree or another.

After 4 days along the south face, we came to what the cartographers called the Vale of Grey, the tiny stream that would eventually flow into Evantide as the Great Grey River wound silently below. We had come at last to our destination and plotted what to do next. It was an uneasy night, deciding what course to take next... The sporadic rumbling of the earth, with us for days, was now nearly ignored. If only we had considered omens beyond our own, we might have seen the far north, glowing with a blood-colored rage.

Just before dawn, with the clouds and mist so thick around us that we could not see beyond the edge of our camp, a great thundering roar echoed across the dale, and we awoke to a trembling earth and a splintering cry over the air. We gathered our things and moved quickly over the uneven stone slopes, north through the Vale until at last we rose above the mists and caught sight of the eruption.

http://home.comcast.net/~retrogames/dirtyerupt.jpg

We watched as the stone and fire heaved and collapsed into itself, as the light of dawn was outlit by the firy plume. At first we did not see it, but soon Aless caught sight of the Tower, faint lights and construction leaning to and fro as the great mountain destroyed itself. The river of fire made it's way slowly to us, down the vale, rolling over the small stream with a hiss that cried out to us from below. Had we considered our safety, we might have panicked at the thought of being trapped on this tiny thrust of stone. But we did not. We stood in awe at the destructive power of the earth, and all of us felt within that the Ocean, in Her glory, had kept such sights from us. If this was the stone, what was the Sea capable of? The thought would haunt me to this day, save that I have seen it personally.

All at once, a great beacon lit upon the tower, and a ray of light shot forth into the air, brilliant and blue against the deep red and grey of the explosion around it. Aless, from off to my Right, sat quietly on the ground contemplating. At last, she spoke;

"... Amaran was there..." and she said no more.

Erm... sorry... I tend to tell stories as I draw these things, so it kind of comes out, especially in this type of Environment. Anyways, here's some less-talkative stuff, some of it is kind of old though. I won't image link because there's a lot of them. ;D

http://home.comcast.net/~retrogames/Ashland.jpg
(A Map of my 'campaign', the locations in the snippet above are off to the north of this map.

http://home.comcast.net/~retrogames/CRE1.jpg
A rough profile-study of a critter I developed.

http://home.comcast.net/~retrogames/risingbb.jpg
I do a lot of atmospheric-type drawings too.

http://home.comcast.net/~retrogames/seacreat.jpg
Kinda old, I used photoshop to try to cover up a lot of mistakes. Still, it's not bad as far as eye-candy goes.

http://home.comcast.net/~retrogames/solar.jpg
Another outerspace thing.

http://home.comcast.net/~retrogames/swordthatmustnotbenamed.jpg
Yikes, early 3-D stuff.... the pixelization on the plaque is intentional if you read the file name. *;)

And here's my incomplete-and-probably-never-will-be-finished website. Only the art section works... enjoy *:)

http://home.comcast.net/~retrogames/

Wukei
2005-07-10, 08:31 PM
That's really cool, Retro.


And don't worry, Malachi, I remove the images and put links after 3 days, just so people like me with 56k can enjoy the thread, too. [pointed reminder] So there won't be too many pictures on this thread if people remember to follow that rule [/pointed reminder]

Ilaun_Undil
2005-07-11, 09:06 PM
I do like that volcano. much better than would ever come out of my hands. Prolly my best art work I ever did was that avatar over there.oh well I like chainmail, it doesn't require as much talent ;D nice job to everyone.. also thanks for reminding me Wukei (turning pics into links *zap*)

Wukei
2005-07-11, 11:17 PM
Thanks for following the unwritten rules ;). It's always nice when people consider those on slower modems.

Minttu
2005-07-13, 11:11 AM
http://www.deviantart.com/view/20530577/
This is Wukei's character. Though the colors are a bit wrong.
Comments please.

Malachi, the Lich King
2005-07-13, 11:16 AM
Minttu-
I especially like the effect of the moon.

Minttu
2005-07-13, 11:34 AM
Minttu-
I especially like the effect of the moon.

Thank you, I like it too. Althought it's still a quickie, I could have done a lot more things in it but I'm running out of time. Things are a bit messy here these days. Personal affairs, you know...

EvilWalks
2005-07-13, 12:15 PM
:o

...

...

...wow...

Wukei
2005-07-13, 01:33 PM
*hug* I'm showing it off...thanks thanks thanks

snow_cheetah
2005-07-13, 09:18 PM
hi hi

Free art like something or another. I probably wont ever end up finishing it, but feel free to enjoy if you want to.

http://www.public.iastate.edu/~knhauber/knight.jpg

Ilaun_Undil
2005-07-13, 10:15 PM
ohhh perty. I liked the sword with the little tassle thingy. For not being done, that is very impressive.

Annex
2005-07-13, 11:11 PM
I cant tell how its colored..could be digital, but it looks like paint...
what is..it?
???

Kulatu
2005-07-13, 11:22 PM
I cant tell how its colored..could be digital, but it looks like paint...
what is..it?
???

I'm gonna take a wild geuss and say digital watercolour or something similar...

Retro
2005-07-13, 11:31 PM
It threw me for a little bit also, but it's most definetly digitally colored, though with a very nice use of either filter settings or the smudge tool.

What gives it away is the line width of the knight's shadow; it's too uniform to be anything but a paintbrush tool. But still very nice, all of my colored line art comes out looking very sloppy.

ghostrunner
2005-07-13, 11:41 PM
It's been a few years since I've done much drawing, but I used to draw all kinds of fantasy stuff. Here are a few that I scanned and put on photobucket:

Ghostrunners Fantasy Album (http://photobucket.com/albums/a183/ghostrunner/)

Let me know what you think, by the way.

Wukei
2005-07-13, 11:43 PM
Hey, Retro, don't forget that after today it would be nice if your picture is a link rather than an image. Thanks, hun. ^.~

Welcome to the Arts & Crafts version 2.0, arranged for Friendly Banter, snow_cheetah!

I look forward to seeing more of your art, and now I've got to go back to one of my previous ones (points to pictures of self) and make it a link.

There's no true RULE about putting the image into a link after 3 days, but for those that don't have DSL or cable, it's much nicer.

About your picture: I find something about it surrealistic, it might be that it was computerized colourization. It wasn't bad, it was just...different.

snow_cheetah
2005-07-14, 01:27 AM
hi hi

I made an undersketch, which I'm pretty sure is still visible in a few places. Then I went over it with a normal round digital brush once, then again at ~20% opacity with different colors, repeatedly. Shadows always give me trouble when I'm not using ink, so I get frustrated and stop. :P

Ghostrunner: Some of those drawings are very nicely detailed, and you've got an eye for folds. :)

Malachi, the Lich King
2005-07-14, 08:12 AM
Wow, quite a bit of new stuff since yesterday and all by people who hadn't posted anything yet. Good to see a mix of media as well. Anymore artists lurking out there?

Wukei
2005-07-14, 08:34 AM
Oh, guys, check out Life for Death (http://www.angelfire.com/comics2/life-for-death/index.html). Tonberry King is covering for me, and his art is just excellent!

Anyway, always good to have more artists...hopefully I will be able to draw some more next week.

Sorry to all of those waiting on requests!

Alarra
2005-07-14, 05:46 PM
Here's what I drew today, which is actually one of the best drawings I've done in quite sometime, especially as I worked on it less than an hour. Anyway...she's my character in the game I'll be joining in a few minutes here.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/Alarra/tessiasmall.jpg

snow_cheetah
2005-07-15, 01:01 AM
hi hi

That's some smooth shading you've got. The details in the hair especially are distinct without being overdone. :)

Minttu
2005-07-15, 06:10 AM
Yeah, whatever snow_cheetah said. But the head is too big or the shoulders too narrow.

Abhorzoggorath
2005-07-15, 08:41 AM
Here is a collection of some of my images. I must warn though that my artwork is surreal, if not outright naive in its execution.

http://aphexpagan.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/1goodvsevil.jpg
Just your typical demonic abomination fighting an unearthly celestial being

http://aphexpagan.tripod.com/imagelib/sitebuilder/misc/show_image.html?linkedwidth=560&linkpath=http://aphexpagan.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/xantheriskulljawlion.jpg.w560h362.jpg&target=tlx_n ew
A non-terran lifeform I designed called a Pinskull Lion. Note the tiny face compared to its huge crest and body. Theres a human next to it for scale

http://aphexpagan.tripod.com/imagelib/sitebuilder/misc/show_image.html?linkedwidth=actual&linkpath=http://aphexpagan.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/1humanmeetsalienconvergance.jpg&target=tlx_new
I call it 'Human In Alien Convergence' for obvious reasons. WARNING: Large picture

http://aphexpagan.tripod.com/imagelib/sitebuilder/misc/show_image.html?linkedwidth=560&linkpath=http://aphexpagan.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/1aliencouple.jpg.w560h485.jpg&target=tlx_new
An unlikely anime inspired alien couple. Speaks for itself really... ;D Note the size difference between them, and the females prehensile tail

http://aphexpagan.tripod.com/imagelib/sitebuilder/misc/show_image.html?linkedwidth=560&linkpath=http://aphexpagan.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/1everythinghitsatonce.jpg&target=tlx_new
One of surreal pieces. Entitled 'Why Does Everything Hit At Once?'

http://aphexpagan.tripod.com/imagelib/sitebuilder/misc/show_image.html?linkedwidth=560&linkpath=http://aphexpagan.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/1controversial.jpg.w560h595.jpg&target=tlx_new
A more focused surreal image, WARNING: has some nudity

http://aphexpagan.tripod.com/imagelib/sitebuilder/misc/show_image.html?linkedwidth=560&linkpath=http://aphexpagan.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/1unitedkingdom.jpg.w560h793.jpg&target=tlx_new
Vile image of a madmans (AKA me) perception of his homeland and its inhabitants. Welcome to the 'United Kingdom'. As you can guess I dont like it much

http://aphexpagan.tripod.com/imagelib/sitebuilder/misc/show_image.html?linkedwidth=560&linkpath=http://aphexpagan.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/1psychedelica.jpg.w560h419.jpg&target=tlx_new
A portrait of a pseudonatural. I'm very proud of this piece

http://aphexpagan.tripod.com/imagelib/sitebuilder/misc/show_image.html?linkedwidth=560&linkpath=http://aphexpagan.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/bazaari.jpg&target=tlx_new
Colour image. Not sure really sure how to sum up this. Called it 'Bizaari' because its kinda got a psychedelic underground noisecore album cover look to it

http://aphexpagan.tripod.com/imagelib/sitebuilder/misc/show_image.html?linkedwidth=560&linkpath=http://aphexpagan.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/2nightmarebeforechristmas.jpg.w560h484.jpg&target= tlx_new
An experimental image using a monster drawn with permanent marker and a background of smudged crayon and scratche's

http://aphexpagan.tripod.com/imagelib/sitebuilder/misc/show_image.html?linkedwidth=560&linkpath=http://aphexpagan.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/2treant.jpg.w560h507.jpg&target=tlx_new
My negative themed rendition of a treant

http://aphexpagan.tripod.com/imagelib/sitebuilder/misc/show_image.html?linkedwidth=560&linkpath=http://aphexpagan.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/raan0meraphiz.jpg.w560h679.jpg&target=tlx_new
Colour image. A demonic duo I created of which i'm very proud of. I could imagine these two as minions for a intelligent evil entity, aka the dumb right-hand men. The little one is called Ra'an & the other Meraphiz

http://aphexpagan.tripod.com/imagelib/sitebuilder/misc/show_image.html?linkedwidth=560&linkpath=http://aphexpagan.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/anyara0neydu.jpg.w560h767.jpg&target=tlx_new
Colour image. Two unusual but beautiful masked fey friends I created. The tiny winged one is Neydu and the other Anyara.

http://aphexpagan.tripod.com/imagelib/sitebuilder/misc/show_image.html?linkedwidth=560&linkpath=http://aphexpagan.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/raganjhi.jpg.w560h799.jpg&target=tlx_new
Colour image. Raganjhi, the alien capoirea master

http://aphexpagan.tripod.com/imagelib/sitebuilder/misc/show_image.html?linkedwidth=560&linkpath=http://aphexpagan.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/arachnophobic.jpg&target=tlx_new
I call this piece 'Arachnophobic'. Not highly original but was fun to draw nethertheless

http://aphexpagan.tripod.com/imagelib/sitebuilder/misc/show_image.html?linkedwidth=560&linkpath=http://aphexpagan.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/borgor.jpg.w560h722.jpg&target=tlx_new
A simple ink sketch of a Troll. I named him Borgor and dedicated this image to the band Finntroll (http://www.finntroll.net/)

Well there you go, theres some of my images. What do you think... ;D

Malachi, the Lich King
2005-07-15, 08:52 AM
Dang, that's a ton of stuff. The green on black background has a nice effect.

snow_cheetah
2005-07-15, 11:43 PM
hi hi

I had the idea for a weapon (http://www.public.iastate.edu/~knhauber/cbteams.jpg) that would essentially be a very large crossbow, without reaching ballista size. In theory, it would take a couple people to use it (or one person if it was propped and took longer to reload) but it would be battlefield portable. Gnomes and Halflings came to mind when I invisioned it, as a way for the smaller armies to stand up to larger foes.

Balrogossah
2005-07-16, 03:33 AM
Dang, that's a ton of stuff. * The green on black background has a nice effect.

Cheers dude, I believe your talking about the treant picture. I'm pleased with that one. Sorry its still me, just the above is the wrong account... ;D

Wukei
2005-07-16, 08:56 AM
You're back! *HUG*

Zho
2005-07-16, 04:43 PM
I like the crossbow, it's a very well painted picture.


I made a phoenix...don't know why :P but then again I usually have no idea why I draw some stuff :P

http://www.xs4all.nl/~zhotanza/Born%20of%20Flames.jpg

Wukei
2005-07-16, 04:47 PM
Nice...but it reminds me too much of digimon..which I despise.

Zho
2005-07-16, 04:59 PM
Nice...but it reminds me too much of digimon..which I despise.


I know what you mean

Balrogossah
2005-07-17, 01:08 AM
You're back! *HUG*

Thanks love. And to quote Omi from Xaolin Showdown...

"Ooh, my first girl hug! Can I have another one?"

Just kiddin'... ;D

bingo_bob
2005-07-17, 12:16 PM
Nice...but it reminds me too much of digimon..which I despise.

I personally think pokemon is far worse, but I do agree nevertheless...

geek_2049
2005-07-17, 02:45 PM
I am artistically challenged. Its not the lack of vision, but rather my inability to make*stuff that I envision. Whatever I try to make requires captions so I know what it is. My outlet for art is stuff other people create.

I saw this anime recently called Bleach, its real similar to Life for Death.

Wukei
2005-07-17, 02:47 PM
Not quite, someone had to take her place ^.~

I read Bleach after I came up with LfD

Malachi, the Lich King
2005-07-18, 09:33 AM
I am artistically challenged. Its not the lack of vision, but rather my inability to make stuff that I envision. Whatever I try to make requires captions so I know what it is. My outlet for art is stuff other people create

I doubt its that bad. If you convince yourself that you're bad, well, then, you're probably going to be bad. Convince yourself that you've just got to practice more. Like anything else it takes time to get good but you can get much better if you put the time into it.

Ilaun_Undil
2005-07-19, 12:02 PM
One thing I find is you have to find your own corner of Arts. I've got my chainmail. Which even though being rather easy, takes quite a bit of planning and stragedy to make it come out nice. I don't have the steady hand to draw a nice pic, nor do I really have the time nor energy to figure out how to do computer drawings. In all honesty I'm probably the best at singing, but that is harder to share in the posts, lol. Oh well don't expect seeing me on American Idol though.

Minttu
2005-07-19, 01:52 PM
Studying: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/20747173/ I think it's pretty good for my first male body, non-reference.

Pop Goes the Weasel
2005-07-21, 04:45 PM
A possible future-webcomic character's head, done by yours truly.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v148/DarkFox1113/Cathead.gif

Malachi, the Lich King
2005-07-21, 06:54 PM
Pop goes, et al-

What kind of scenario are thinking of for the web comic? I'm guessing its anthro'ed animals from your sample. Just trying to get a frame of reference for what you're trying to do.

I noticed the really tiny fang there. I would think you'd be better served either making it at least big enough to make it a distinct characteristic or drop it altogether. The simpler the character, the more each line of the drawing defines them.

Pop Goes the Weasel
2005-07-21, 08:49 PM
I fixed the fang. And yeah, it is anthro animals. The comic is probably going to be based on my (failed) attempts to make my computer do anything and start a fun and serious D&D game.

EDIT: Malichi, are you the same Malichi as on Mass PBMB?

Wukei
2005-07-22, 02:34 PM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/Wukei/WitG01.jpg

Wukei in the Galley..myself in Abnormalia (the chat of Commissioned comics), on the pirate ship of Captain Rou Snuggler

and coloured:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/Wukei/WitG01painted.jpg

Ilaun_Undil
2005-07-23, 11:03 PM
Sweet style. Kinda reminds me of Pirates of the Caribean, had good music, that reminded me of Gladiator, which is also a game, that I never played, like D20 future. ok I'll stop that now.

OrigamiWolf
2005-07-25, 11:09 AM
And now for something completely different...

http://spinflipper.com/origami/design/showpix.php?gallery=1

Please keep the fan art coming, a lot of my inspiration for what I do comes from you guys and gals! :)

Alarra
2005-07-25, 03:48 PM
Hey Wukei...I got in a coloring mood again :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/Alarra/WitG01color.jpg

Adghar
2005-07-25, 09:39 PM
Ack, double post error strikes Alarra! :(

Good job on the coloring.

On the origami: Those are really cool. I like the dwarf and the phoenix, though they're all good. Norse Warrior looks a little too simplified.

snow_cheetah
2005-07-25, 10:41 PM
hi hi

hooray for coloring! the line art itself is pretty sharp too.

if you ask me, simplified origami pieces are almost preferable because you can see how they were made, but they obviously dont look as advanced as the complex ones.

Malachi, the Lich King
2005-07-26, 09:34 AM
Neat! I never would have suspected an origami artist lurking out there. They are all great and its awesome to see such diversity in art making its way to this thread. Keep it coming folks, I want more!

LadyGlutter
2005-07-26, 01:05 PM
LOVE the origami! *Wow. *Keep it up.

Wukei
2005-07-26, 01:15 PM
Wooo...Alarra! Thank you so much! It's very pretty

Wukei
2005-07-27, 11:00 PM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/Wukei/Ive01.jpg

Ivellios Baenre-Naiilo of the First House Baenre of Menzoberranzan and the First House Naiilo of Sshamath.

And he had to introduce himself as that every single time he introduced hisself when he lived in the Underdark...

The_King_of_Durf
2005-07-27, 11:54 PM
The origami work is awesome, as is the drow.

[nitpicky rant]Norse warriors did not wear helmets with horns on them, or with feathers, they wore normal, unadorned helmets. Thanks to our best friend, Disney >:( , now everyone thinks they wear those helmets.[/nitpicky rant]

Malachi, the Lich King
2005-07-28, 08:18 AM
I wouldn't say Viking helms were unadorned but they certainly didn't load up on protrusions that would make nice targets for the enemy to swing at. *Any such helm would have been ceremonial at best. *Also, this misrepresentation comes well before Disney.

EDIT:Marvel comics depicting Thor with wings on the sides of his helm doesn't help either.

OrigamiWolf
2005-07-28, 11:37 AM
Thanks for the feedback - it's certainly giving me some motivation to rework the Norse warrior! I guess I was going for the fantasy look rather than historical accuracy, so maybe I should call him Thor or something...

Wukei
2005-07-28, 12:52 PM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/Wukei/Leecolour01.jpg

The main character from my new upcoming webcomic...

Annex
2005-07-29, 03:59 PM
random drawing from me now, just a character I played...

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/557/rivien26uk.jpg

Wukei
2005-07-30, 01:45 PM
Very well done, Annex.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/Wukei/Roulette01.jpg

Another pirate, this done for my friend.

snow_cheetah
2005-08-01, 03:26 AM
hi hi

It seems that every time I look at other people's art, I realize just how tenuous my grasp on fabric and folds is. *Is that electricity or barbed wire Annex?

Here is a quick color sketch of my all time favorite character, after whom my avatar is crafted. *katarina (http://www.public.iastate.edu/~knhauber/katarina21.jpg)

Edit: now with shadows.

Annex
2005-08-01, 04:15 AM
electricity, but it does look like barbed wire x_x

snow_cheetah
2005-08-02, 02:01 AM
hi hi

Don't worry about it too much, it looks very dangerous and menacing either way, and the character himself is well done too. Hands are always troubling, but you've got em nailed.

As for pirates, who can't love big floppy hats? ;)

Wukei
2005-08-04, 05:56 PM
O from COMMISSIONED (http://www.commissionedcomic.com) (today's his 200th strip!) and I are going down to Houston in October, so we're going as Ninjas for halloween. *He's going as the grey ninja, I'm going in green and black. *A couple of friends are joining us as different colours. *I did the designs for O's and my costume, so here they are:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/Wukei/ninja01.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/Wukei/ninja02.jpg

Ilaun_Undil
2005-08-06, 10:25 PM
hmmm I just realized I havent' checked this out in a while. Anyway, Great photos everyone. I'm working on another chainmail bag, this one is rather a bit more diffucult. course though writing about it never finishes anything.

Wukei
2005-08-09, 09:05 AM
You know, I find it really sad that nobody critiques peoples pictures here anymore...that's really what this thread is all about.

Now, me, personally, I do commissions now, so I won't be able to post as much work anymore, because I'm working on more complicated things, but for others that post their work here, they're looking for criticism.

Please, if you check out this thread, give some people some "good job" pat on the backs or at least a critique or two to let us know this thread isn't being wasted!

Malachi, the Lich King
2005-08-09, 09:21 AM
This is one of the very few threads that I've marked to be notified of replies to so I will state again that if you post stuff here, at least one person is checking in to see it.

Now, as far as giving critiques, because of the lack of 'tone of voice' in forum postings, in the past my critiques have come across as very harsh when I didn't mean them to be so I tend to refrain from saying anything.

I will, however, make one general comment that is sort of a pet peeve of mine. Backgrounds. People don't seem to like to put their figures in any sort of cohesive environment. I'd like to see people trying more to ground their figures in space with some recognizable objects around them to give some sort of scale as well. Hell, even my avatar has a stone wall behind him. Start simple and go from there.

Annex
2005-08-09, 10:39 AM
Im too lazy to put backgrounds in... but I usually set up ground, rocks, and bushes to make it seem like I actually took some time drawing, even when I didnt have that much..O and good job with the ninja costumes, I can't draw anything near anime/manga style to save my life..

spoon
2005-08-11, 05:42 AM
This is an Illustration of a scarecrow I did in arts school a few years ago.
www.evidentpr.nl/EN/scarecrow-small.jpg

I'll see if I can find some of my old character scetches.

Edit: Here's our old Vampire tM - the Dark Ages group (my Nosferatu character isn't in this picture though)
www.evidentpr.nl/EN/VtM-tDA.jpg

Malachi, the Lich King
2005-08-11, 08:29 AM
Good level of detail on the vamp group, especially the figure at the far right. It catches the 'flavour' of the genre well. Effective use of cross-hatching as well.

Ilaun_Undil
2005-08-11, 08:46 AM
I like the Vampire one too. nice and dark.

Wukei
2005-08-11, 10:26 AM
Plenty of detail on the vamps...very nicely done. Hey, Malachi, his scarecrow has a background ^.~

Malachi, the Lich King
2005-08-11, 10:46 AM
Wukei, if you read my 'definition' of background, the design behind the scarecrow does not count. * A cornfield behind the scarecrow is a background. *You can splash loud colour behind your figures to be expressive and heighten the emotional content of the work or you can splash loud colour behind your figures because you're lazy and don't want to draw anything but the figure.

Now, in this particular instance I think the jagged 'tics' of color behind the scarecrow work fine and I would classify the piece in the first category. *It seems to be trying to evoke a pure raw emotional response a la Munch's "The Scream". *Though, as a note, even Munch's piece was set on a bridge by the water.

Backgrounds give the work context. *Bodies floating out in white space are 'figure studies' and not truly finished pieces. *I've been seeing mostly figure studies on this thread and I'm trying to convince people that this stuff is important to learn if you want to be an artist and that you should stretch yourself to get better. *

devious3
2005-08-22, 01:56 AM
Just some stuff from my ever-growing stack of sketch books...

http://tinypic.com/axczt0_th.jpg http://tinypic.com/axd17q_th.jpg
^"The Dwarven Bow" ^Quinthenin Dellaniir [Character from old rpg group]
http://tinypic.com/axd1g7_th.jpg http://www.tinypic.com/axd2qf_th.jpg
^"The Aging King" ^"My name is Alice..." [Fan art for "Resident Evil"]

If anyone would like a costom character portrait I'd be glad to do one...

Wukei
2005-08-22, 10:16 AM
Devious, those are great...and I've just realized I haven't put up anything in a while, so here goes...

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/Wukei/me01.jpg
It's me...sort of chibi style..it's a mix between chibi and normal style...but look, it's got a background..sort of...

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/Wukei/ChinaDoll01.jpg
China Doll of COMMISSIONED (http://www.commissionedcomic.com) *this was done as a gift art for her and O..

Wukei
2005-08-22, 05:04 PM
I normally do not double post, but this has been sitting without response for 6 hours, so I'm gonna post a new one:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/Wukei/HB01.jpg
From Hellbound (http://www.hellboundcomic.com).

Malachi, the Lich King
2005-08-22, 06:21 PM
Devious, anyway to make those pics a little bigger? Hard to see any detail at that size.

devious3
2005-08-23, 01:30 AM
Click Here (http://spaces.msn.com/members/dannyboy315/PersonalSpace.aspx?_c01_photoalbum=showdefault&_c0 2_owner=1&_c=photoalbum) or go through the link under my avitar... you'll get my entire album...

tinypic.com was giving me too much trouble...

Annex
2005-08-23, 11:33 PM
woohoo... DeviantART! (http://www.ruriik.deviantart.com)

some of my gantasy drawings, I dont have a scanner of my own so Ill post whatever I get scanned here.

COMMENT PLEASE?!

Silverbolt
2005-08-24, 12:40 AM
I like them, your command of the pencil and shading are great.

Your musculature could use a little refining, but it's not bad. *Proportions seem a bit off on a couple of them, but not all.

It seems that you could play around a bit more with the light and shadow aspect, possibly making some of the special effects a bit more dramatic.

Structure looks good, and the faces are great.

This may seem like a negative comment, but I hope you don't see it that way, overall the drawings are very good. *Better than mine in more than one way.

BTW-I love your avatars.

devious3
2005-08-24, 05:22 AM
I'd have to agree with Silverbolt, The drawings are great... Some minor things could be worked on... nothing big though... there's anatural tallet there and I'm waiting to see more...

BTW I'm also on deviantART...
Devious's deviantART page (www.devious3.deviantart.com)
[most of the stuff is same as my other link but whatever...

Malachi, the Lich King
2005-08-24, 07:58 AM
I like having the links to the galleries. I take it Deviant Art is a free gallery site? Anyone else have stuff up at the site?

Wukei
2005-08-24, 10:02 AM
Wukei's Deviant Art (http://wukei.deviantart.com)

I'm not a big fan of it, so really none of my stuff is there, you're more likely to find it here (http://photobucket.com/albums/y262/Wukei/).

And all of my comics and other art, what I can do, etc, is linked here (http://cimmerianstudios.tripod.com/index.html).

Malachi, the Lich King
2005-08-24, 10:09 AM
Wukei-

Heh, not a lot of reason to post to one of those gallery sites when you've got your own website I guess. * Still, you've got a goodly amount of stuff on photobucket. *As a browser here I just find the link versions of stuff [whether individual or just to the site in general] easier to deal with. *Lots of pics stacked on one another directly in the thread is kind of cumbersome to me. *

Alarra
2005-08-29, 02:35 AM
Here's what I've been working on as of late. I suppose it would be for a campaign to get Wyland to paint a whaling wall in our city. Any feedback before I send it off would be great.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/Alarra/wyland-small.jpg

Wukei
2005-08-29, 03:03 PM
Wow, Alarra...those are really amazing. I'm very impressed.

Malachi, the Lich King
2005-08-29, 03:57 PM
Alarra-

Any chance of getting a link to larger versions of these? *I especially want to see the killer whales on the side of the building in greater detail. *I checked your website but didn't see these particular pics there? *Did I miss them or has the site not been updated in awhile?

Alarra
2005-08-29, 05:10 PM
Yeah, they aren't up on my site yet. I'm (or rather Chris is) completely redoing the whole gallery system on there, so I'm not adding any new pictures to the old gallery. But here's a link to a larger version.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/Alarra/wyland.jpg

Although oddly not as large as I thought it was or as it ought be, I'll get one of just the building up sometime.

Here's a bit better detail of just the wall, which still oddly isn't up to full size. I fail at the internets.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/Alarra/wall.jpg

Malachi, the Lich King
2005-08-30, 08:09 AM
Alarra-

Second shot is definitely better but still pretty small. I fail at the fancy internet stuff too so you have some empathy from me on that point.

snow_cheetah
2005-09-01, 06:50 PM
hi hi

Here's something I've been working on lately. *Honestly I don't like the colors, they just don't quite seem "right." if that makes sense for fantasy world stuff. *Anywho, skill: perform "string instrument" go!

Melancholy Tune (http://www.public.iastate.edu/~knhauber/katarina22.jpg)

Alara, what size are those pictures in real life?

Alarra
2005-09-01, 11:59 PM
the page with all 3 on is about 12"x12".

And I like melancholy tune. =)

Silverbolt
2005-09-02, 04:03 AM
hi hi

Here's something I've been working on lately. *Honestly I don't like the colors, they just don't quite seem "right." if that makes sense for fantasy world stuff. *Anywho, skill: perform "string instrument" go!

Melancholy Tune (http://www.public.iastate.edu/~knhauber/katarina22.jpg)

Alara, what size are those pictures in real life?

If you don't mind me saying something, the colors are good, but you might want to add some highlights from the fire. It would give it a warmer look (maybe not what you're going for), but that may be why it seems off. Some highlights on the dress and perhaps a few touches on the backgound creatures. It still looks good as it is though.

Malachi, the Lich King
2005-09-02, 08:12 AM
What Silverbolt said plus add a little more of a bluish glow along the back of the main figure's head and along the shoulders. That added to orange highlights on the front of the main figure should help it pop better. Good start, now just bring it on home ;)

The Vorpal Tribble
2005-10-03, 10:46 AM
I like the Melancholy Tune as well, though it seems to be missing... something. Not sure what though.


Btw, might there happen to be anyone who'd take a request? Looking for someone who'd be interested in make a banner for a kingdom in a game of mine. Isn't anything really fancy or complex.

GreyRat
2005-10-03, 10:59 AM
I'm not much of a graphic artist, but I love sculpture.
Last year, I showed these at our local Open Studios days; even sold a few!
Copper trees:
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/coppertreefarm/album?.dir=/2ec2&.view=t

Malachi, the Lich King
2005-10-03, 11:03 AM
I'm not sure if a month layoff of this thread counts as threadomancy or not but I'm so happy to see new stuff here that I don't care if the thread is undead or not! ;D

GreyRat, what materials did you use to make these?

The Vorpal Tribble
2005-10-03, 11:18 AM
GreyRat, what materials did you use to make these?
If I had to guess I'd say copper ::)

My mom has a copper tree like this. Pretty cool 8)

GreyRat
2005-10-03, 12:22 PM
GreyRat, what materials did you use to make these?
Copper craft wire, some of it colored. Glass & stone beads. For bases I raided the dumpster of a local granite & marble cutting company; chunks of beautiful, polished stone.
Most of the work I did while watching Mystery Science Theater. Gamera + Manos + Swamp Diamonds = Tree! ;D

Alarra
2005-10-03, 12:26 PM
Those are great greyrat, I really like them.

Here's something I did recently for an art exchange thing on another site.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/Alarra/a9db133f.jpg

Malachi, the Lich King
2005-10-03, 12:34 PM
*For bases I raided the dumpster of a local granite & marble cutting company; chunks of beautiful, polished stone.

Its amazing the stuff that you can find tossed out by others. These pieces certainly prove the adage "One man's trash is another man's treasure"

The Vorpal Tribble
2005-10-03, 12:58 PM
Thats beuatiful Alarra :o

Ego Slayer
2005-10-03, 01:56 PM
Thats beuatiful Alarra :o

Agreed. She does some very nice drawings. ;D
If I had a scanner I'd get some of my lame tries up here.. but I don't so.. :P

Silverbolt
2005-10-03, 02:18 PM
Yes Alarra, I'm impressed, great job! Your use of light and shadow are amazing.

Alarra
2005-10-04, 01:40 AM
*blushes* thanks ;D

Old_el_Paso
2005-10-04, 08:10 PM
My brother drew this picture and I edited it so that it doesn't say his name at the bottom. My mom doesn't want us to put names on the internet. :P


http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a398/kougaofwolves/FistSlam0.jpg

Woops...

Malachi, the Lich King
2005-10-05, 09:42 AM
Certainly a fuzzy shot but I'll chalk that up to the camera and not the artwork itself. Not badly done at all though a pink background is an odd choice to my line of thinking.

Old_el_Paso
2005-10-05, 10:44 PM
here's another one he drew, and yes the name is edited out again.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a398/kougaofwolves/Dragon.jpg

Malachi, the Lich King
2005-10-06, 09:22 AM
Odd composition to this piece. The two faces [using the term loosely] are both falling off the page and there is nothing else of interest in the piece to look at really. A little smaller on the figure size and bring them in more towards the center of the composition. The jist of the piece is the relationship between the two faces so you want them more towards the middle.

Silverbolt
2005-10-06, 09:27 PM
Well, I hate to say it Old_El_Paso, but the perspective is off considerably. The shading on the dragon could use some refinement. It's also interesting that there are different kinds of shading from the Dragon and the Man, hatching and smooth textures are difficult to mix.

The Dragon is nicely creative though, and the use of the tongue overlapping the human body has potential. The strong use of dark on the body takes away from the Dragon a bit, if the dragon's whole head were overlapping the body it'd make for good contrast and let it stand out a bit more.

I like how the darkness extends to the eyes and gives a sense of the human's personality. Unfortunately the focus of the picture seems split to me, the heavy use of darks on the left side and the exotic features on the right, it's usually better to have a central focus.

Hope that helps some. Keep cracking, humans are always hard to draw and dragons can be either easier or harder. You probably don't care to hear the "keep practicing" speech, but progression is slow and often hard to see.

Old_el_Paso
2005-10-06, 10:29 PM
My brother drew that picture too.

The Vorpal Tribble
2005-10-10, 09:18 PM
Devinnight over on the Wizards forums did this for the human capital for a campaign I'm working on :)

http://my.photosleeve.com/TheVorpalTribble-albums/album03/adb.png

Zenobia
2005-10-12, 06:40 AM
Congratulations everyone on trying hard with their art

Imizael
2005-10-13, 10:32 AM
Hi!
I have read all this topic and I liked it very much, so I would like to share with you my drawings :)

This one is the most recent, I finished it just last Monday

NB: the following drawing is and artistic nude!!!
http://img371.imageshack.us/img371/6133/fuococolorire0ga.th.jpg (http://img371.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fuococolorire0ga.jpg)
It's a secret drawing, because it's for a calendar I am drwaing intirely for my boyfriend :)

It' an allegory, from Cesare Ripa's Iconology: the allegory of FIRE :)

I hope you like it!

Malachi, the Lich King
2005-10-19, 03:58 PM
A little warning regarding content would be appreciated in the future. *You never know where people are viewing this thread from. *

On another note, did everyone stop making art in the last week or so? Where the heck are the new posts?

Imizael
2005-10-20, 03:38 AM
I'm sorry, you are right!!! ^_^

:) the Cesare Ripa's allegory of FIRE says:
"Woman which whit both hands hold a nice vase full of fire, and on one side there is a salamander surrounded by flames and on the other side a phoenix surrounded by flames too, and over them all a shining sun."

Did you like my drawing, now you know what it means? ::)

here it is my totally new drawing, I finished it yesterday! It's for the calendar for my boyfriend too, and it is based on WEREWOLF: The Forsaken! :)
NB: the following drawing represent also a woman naked!!!
http://img461.imageshack.us/img461/3637/werewolfcoloriresiz1pm.th.jpg (http://img461.imageshack.us/my.php?image=werewolfcoloriresiz1pm.jpg)

They are Father Wolf and Mother Luna ^_^

Charity
2005-10-20, 06:28 AM
A little warning regarding content would be appreciated in the future. *You never know where people are viewing this thread from. *

On another note, did everyone stop making art in the last week or so? *Where the heck are the new posts?

This content is not regarded as risque in Italy. you may have difficulty with explaining that one ;)

As for the Art Imizael you are very skilled. Though the backgrounds appear a little flat.

Imizael
2005-10-20, 08:44 AM
Oh my, are you saying I must not post nudes?!
I'm so sorry, I didn't thought that the drawing was offensive *:-[
so sorry....

...
so sorry :(

#Charity, thank you for the comment!
Flat you say.. mm.. please o give me a piece of advice: what can I do to make them not flat?
these two are two drawings I made last year.. This one is a Japanese Garden:

http://img463.imageshack.us/img463/4230/japanesegarden3sz.jpg

and this represent my D&D character Imizael:
http://img422.imageshack.us/img422/5329/imizael6ax.th.jpg (http://img422.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imizael6ax.jpg)

Old_el_Paso
2005-10-20, 09:05 AM
Oh my, are you saying I must not post nudes?!
I'm so sorry, I didn't thought that the drawing was offensive *:-[
so sorry....Or at least edit them in photoshop and put black bars over it.

Malachi, the Lich King
2005-10-20, 11:01 AM
Oh my, are you saying I must not post nudes?!
I'm so sorry, I didn't thought that the drawing was offensive *:-[
so sorry....

Not offended, I'm just thinking of people who might be at work and decide to open the link and come up with something unexpected. If this is the type of work you do, I'd stick to links with "Note: Nudes included in artwork" or something as a heads up to everyone. That's all I was getting at.

Imizael
2005-10-20, 11:23 AM
I have modified my posts, it's ok now? :)

the funny thing is that usually this isn't the type of work I do, it was just a chanche I chose that two drawings!!! ^_^

usually my works are like this:
http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/9169/imizaelcalastei9wy.th.jpg (http://img96.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imizaelcalastei9wy.jpg)

Malachi, the Lich King
2005-10-20, 11:29 AM
I think that basic change should work well though I'm not a moderator and really can't speak for them, I just thought it prudent to do at least that.

As for the art itself, all are nice colourful pieces and I like the art nouveau aspects to it. Very different from anything else people have posted to this thread so far. I like the Japanese piece the best. You did an excellent job of capturing the feel of classic Japanese art.

Charity
2005-10-20, 11:41 AM
Imizael your art is really very good, much better than anything I could contrive to draw. Please do not imagine that I am in anyway qualified to criticize your wonderful drawings, flat is only my humble opinion.

The Japanese drawing, it is entirely fitting to have a flat background.

The two nudes both had fairly featureless backgrounds. This added to the emphasis of the central characters, but made them to my mind appear unassociated with the rest of the piece.

I am no kind of artist or critic, there are many here far better placed to advise you, though more use of light and shadow would add depth to my mind.

The character portrait would particularly benefit from some shadows and patchy lighting effects, the pillars appear to be bathed in light equally from all angles.

Your work shows great merit and is lovingly detailed, do not let my feeble critique discourage you in any way.

Keep up the good work

Imizael
2005-10-20, 11:59 AM
I think that basic change should work well though I'm not a moderator and really can't speak for them, I just thought it prudent to do at least that.

As for the art itself, all are nice colourful pieces and I like the art nouveau aspects to it. Very different from anything else people have posted to this thread so far. I like the Japanese piece the best. You did an excellent job of capturing the feel of classic Japanese art.

I am really grateful to you for your advices regarding the warnings for the nudes! This is a matter which never pass in my mind since the Italian forums I frequent haven't young-users or anything, and no-one never make me notice that nudes could cause problems to anyone (as in your "I-am-at-work example"!) but it IS totally a right thing to do!!! So, thank you very much :)

for the art, I'm glad you like it ^_^
The Japanese one is a drawing I have done for two friends of mine, and they have it in their new home :D I'm really proud of it, so I think I'll do other Japanese Gardens in future :)

#Charity

I am really glad you tell me you opinion, I need Advanced Critiques ;D

In the Japanese drawing the flat background was totally intended, in order to simulate the rice-paper on which the Japanese people made their drawings :)

Bu honestly, I think you're right: I have to concentrate on lights and shadows!
The problem is I draw since I was little, but I colour my drawings just since the last year! So I'm totally new on colouring ^_^

(please exuse me, I think I have just expressed me in a horrible way.. sorry for my terrifying English!!!)
:-/

The Vorpal Tribble
2005-10-20, 12:24 PM
Naw, didn't even notice problems with your english, it was the swarm of evil smilies that caught my eye ;)

Methska
2005-10-20, 02:29 PM
PWNAGE

Imizael
2005-10-21, 03:16 AM
Naw, didn't even notice problems with your english, it was the swarm of evil smilies that caught my eye ;)


The swarm of... ! LOL!!!! ;D
eheh!

you know, you have a totally COOL signature!!! :)

ehm, sorry Methska but what's the meaning of PWNAGE? ???

Charity
2005-10-21, 06:24 AM
meaning of PWNAGE

It is what's known as L33T speak
Where many of the characters in a word are replaced with either numbers that look similar or letters that are adjacent on the keyboard.

It is not necessary to know this as it is used only in the most bitter irony by most members of this forum

In this case it means literally Ownage, which also is not a real word thus further confusing the issue, what he means by it is that you have been 'put in your place'.
This not being The Vorpal tribbles intention (I imagine) also raises additional questions as to its usage.

Methska given that our young friend is communicating in a language foreign to her It is bad manners to deliberately confuse her wouldn't you say?

Imizael
2005-10-21, 07:36 AM
ok I got it :)
I don't know some words you used, like "tribbles", but i think I got the whole meaning of your answer ^_^
Thank you, you are very nice with me and very patient, thank you :)

here we use somethimes the l33t spech!
Years ago, when posting emails with some friends of mine, when we started to write with some numbers in the place of some letters we joked saying that a creature called the "metropolipopilota" was controlling our keyboards!! :)

So you see: it's just that poor Methska was controlled by evil Metropolipopilota ;)

Rawhide
2005-10-21, 08:17 AM
Tribbles are cute furry little creatures that pur when stroked. They are absolutely adorable.

Unfortunately, they have one major drawback... Their entire body is devoted to two things, eating and procreation. If one should eat so much as a grain... well, have a look.

http://www.creativescreenwriting.com/csdaily/dvds/images/STTOSs2-Tribbles.JPG

(Ok, two major drawbacks, they are fictional).

Imizael
2005-10-21, 09:32 AM
Tribbles are cute furry little creatures that pur when stroked. They are absolutely adorable.

Unfortunately, they have one major drawback... Their entire body is devoted to two things, eating and procreation. If one should eat so much as a grain... well, have a look.

http://www.creativescreenwriting.com/csdaily/dvds/images/STTOSs2-Tribbles.JPG

(Ok, two major drawbacks, they are fictional).

Oooohhh!!! *_*
I didn't know these was called Tribbles!!! :)
gheheh, how cute :)

Silverbolt
2005-10-22, 02:47 AM
I feel I must say something, for no particular reason.

Imizael- Your work is amazing, light and shadow doesn't seem to be a problem for you, even with the color. Like anything it can be tweaked (adjusted), but that may take away some of the effect. The only thing I've noticed is with your character poses on the elf warriors.

On the one representing your D&D character, she's not portraying as much motion as I think you intended. I'd suggest adjusting the pose, arching her back a bit, make her stance a bit lower, and have the clothing and hair flow as if there were a wind. Also, the green ichor off of the blade (goblin blood?) has too close of a color match with the background, maybe outline it more or darken it. The background could've used more shadows, but it still looks good. I especially like the detail on the armor.

The other one (with the Two girls facing each other) is more subtle. The warrior girls legs seem small (even for an elf), and the pose is just a bit stiff considering the emotion I think you were trying to display.

Outside of those small things, I think your work is outstanding. Colorful and strong.



The_Vorpal_Tribble -Please tell Devinnight that he (guessing that it is in fact a "he") did and awesome job on that. The flow of water is amazingly simplified and the color scheme works very well. The only issue I'd have on it is the brick background, but it's still great.


Sorry if I seem like a jerk here since I don't have any of my own stuff up anywhere, yet I comment incessantly on other's work. If I did have my own work up it wouldn't be half as good as some of what I've seen. Someday I'll post it for all of you to see and critique for yourselves, as it is I hope I'm not offending anyone.

Imizael
2005-10-22, 06:17 AM
I feel I must say something, for no particular reason.

Imizael- Your work is amazing, light and shadow doesn't seem to be a problem for you, even with the color. Like anything it can be tweaked (adjusted), but that may take away some of the effect. The only thing I've noticed is with your character poses on the elf warriors.

On the one representing your D&D character, she's not portraying as much motion as I think you intended. I'd suggest adjusting the pose, arching her back a bit, make her stance a bit lower, and have the clothing and hair flow as if there were a wind. Also, the green ichor off of the blade (goblin blood?) has too close of a color match with the background, maybe outline it more or darken it. The background could've used more shadows, but it still looks good. I especially like the detail on the armor.

The other one (with the Two girls facing each other) is more subtle. The warrior girls legs seem small (even for an elf), and the pose is just a bit stiff considering the emotion I think you were trying to display.

Outside of those small things, I think your work is outstanding. Colorful and strong.


Silverbolt, I really thank you! Not just for the compliments, but also for the constructive critiques and the advices!
The fist drawing, the one of Imizael the bladesinger, has some "problems" with her posture, as you have noticed! This is for two reasons: the first is because I have drew her one year ago ^_^ and she was one of my first drawings before a long long pause in drawing!
The second is that the position isn't so easy to draw, so I made some errors!
I really appreciate your advices, thank you, I'll treasure them :)
The green thing on the rapier is acid! It was an acid rapier +1 :)

for the second drawing, the one of the human and the elf.. mm.. you're right, the leg is too small! D'oh! ^_^
But for the pose, I like it to be stiff.. you see, the elf was really evil and filled with anger, so I was trying to draw her like she was trying to not let her anger flow, and so with her muscles very contracted!
and so, she is stiff!

Thank you again for your precious advices, I ask to you please for when I post other drawings can you comment them? :) It would really please me!
thank you! :)

Silverbolt
2005-10-24, 03:22 AM
You're certainly welcome, I'm glad you've taken the advice so well. I still wish that I could show you some of my stuff so you could do the same for me. I actually like reviewing peoples art to a degree, it helps me see what's missing in my own work.

It's great for people to share tips in my opinion, helping to strengthen each other's abilities. I often get advice from my non-artist friends as well.

I will add that in my own experience I've noticed how little things can make a huge impact, for instance, emotions can be expressed with a simple turn of the eyebrows. I don't think I'll ever fully learn to get my exact visions onto paper, but every day gets me a bit closer, a journey I hope to never finish.

Imizael
2005-10-24, 03:53 AM
You're certainly welcome, I'm glad you've taken the advice so well. I still wish that I could show you some of my stuff so you could do the same for me. I actually like reviewing peoples art to a degree, it helps me see what's missing in my own work.


Thank you :)
I can't understand a thing: why can't you post your stuff?


Now my friends I'm going to abuse of your patience, showing you two drawings! the subject is the same, but the coloration changes.
In the first one is "realistc", but the background is white because I can't establish what colour can be the best! Is a sky, but what sky? blue? with clouds? a dawn?
http://img483.imageshack.us/img483/5488/liriencoloured6vx.th.jpg (http://img483.imageshack.us/my.php?image=liriencoloured6vx.jpg)

The second is an experiment:

[img=http://img476.imageshack.us/img476/1646/lirienblue6rg.th.jpg] (http://img476.imageshack.us/my.php?image=lirienblue6rg.jpg)
I choose to colour it all in blue tonalities! ^_^

Rawhide
2005-10-24, 03:58 AM
I choose to colour it all in blue tonalities! ^_^

Hmm, very interesting. Like a water elemental, aquatic elf (aside from the wings), or my personal favourite, a goddess of the clouds.

Imizael
2005-10-24, 04:15 AM
Hmm, very interesting. Like a water elemental, aquatic elf (aside from the wings), or my personal favourite, a goddess of the clouds.


Ghe, thank you :)
in origin Lirien was my Spirit Sciaman, an Aasimar :)
But in the blue-drawing, in my mind she was exactly someone like a goddess of the clouds, you got it :D

ray53208
2005-10-24, 09:47 PM
here is some of my stuff... im still waiting for the ticket with new art to be dealt with...

http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/loth/r/a/raycarroll/raycarroll.html


ray

Silverbolt
2005-10-25, 08:20 AM
I can't understand a thing: why can't you post your stuff?



Well, as far as I understand it, it has to be linked from another site. *I don't have much of my work on the computer, and I'm not sure about where a good place is to upload them. *If anyone has a recommendation that'd be great. *I'll be able to afford a scanner on my next paycheck though, that'll help a lot.

Those last Two you posted are awesome Imizael, I would't say the First One really needs a background, you could probably just kind of frame it with a light blue shading all around, but it looks good as is. *The feathers on the left wing seem a bit thinned out, I'd have maybe expanded it to the edge of the paper a bit more. *The coloring on the second one has a nice cool effect, if you were to make a third using all warmer colors you'd have a great Three piece set. *

Ray53208, First, I'd like to commend you on your use of light and shadow, you seem to have a good grasp on that and your control of the pencil is well developed. The only problems I've noticed are the same problems every artist faces at some point. First is anatomy, which some of your pieces are fine on, I'm gonna hazard a guess and say that you've already worked on that one. The other is proportions, some heads are too big, some too small, same with legs and various other things. Some of what helped me is doing thumbnails and 1 minute sketches, later I progressed to doing a light quick underdrawing which I still do to this day. The underdrawings are done very lightly and can be as simple as stick figures, I use blocks and circles for poses and draw through them as well (i.e. I'll draw the arm that's behind a guy even though it may never show up when I'm finished). That also helps with the composition. Hope that helps you.

Malachi, the Lich King
2005-10-25, 08:20 AM
Now my friends I'm going to abuse of your patience, showing you two drawings! the subject is the same, but the coloration changes.
In the first one is "realistc", but the background is white because I can't establish what colour can be the best! Is a sky, but what sky? blue? with clouds? a dawn?
http://img483.imageshack.us/img483/5488/liriencoloured6vx.th.jpg (http://img483.imageshack.us/my.php?image=liriencoloured6vx.jpg)

The second is an experiment:

[img=http://img476.imageshack.us/img476/1646/lirienblue6rg.th.jpg] (http://img476.imageshack.us/my.php?image=lirienblue6rg.jpg)
I choose to colour it all in blue tonalities! ^_^



I must say I prefer the first one. *I think you handled the blue-based piece well but since blue is a depressing colour to look at, well, I found it depressing * ;) * The detail on the chainmail is exceptional. *

Imizael
2005-10-26, 02:38 AM
Thank you Malachi :)
I have a project.. I would like to make more drawings coloured in a single tonality, so then another one in the future will not depress you as the blue one ;)

for Silverbolt , in order to show your drawings or you Art to us, you can create (FREE) your own gallery in www.imageshack.us ! It is totally free, you just need to have the images on your computer, and then you upload the files on imageshack and it gives to you many links, one for Forums, one for Websites, the direct one.. :)

Com'on, use imageshak and show us your art!!! ;D

Rawhide
2005-10-26, 03:57 AM
Ghe, thank you :)
in origin Lirien was my Spirit Sciaman, an Aasimar :)
But in the blue-drawing, in my mind she was exactly someone like a goddess of the clouds, you got it :D
The wolf in the blue tone really brings out the cloud like nature. It looks very puffy as if it itself is formed of a cloud, controlled by or companion of the goddess. Hmmm, that gives me an idea, cloud elemental familiars...

Malachi, the Lich King
2005-10-26, 09:38 AM
Thank you Malachi :)
I have a project.. *I would like to make more drawings coloured in a single tonality, so then another one in the future will not depress you as the blue one *;)

Ha. Fair enough. A question for you though, all this artwork and you haven't made yourself an avatar for the forums?




for Silverbolt , in order to show your drawings or you Art to us, you can create (FREE) your own gallery in www.imageshack.us ! It is totally free, you just need to have the images on your computer, and then you upload the files on imageshack and it gives to you many links, one for Forums, one for Websites, the direct one.. *:)

Com'on, use imageshak and show us your art!!! ;D

Or Photobucket. That's where my avatar stuff is hosted. Very easy to use and free as well.

Imizael
2005-10-26, 10:57 AM
Ha. Fair enough. A question for you though, all this artwork and you haven't made yourself an avatar for the forums?

About this question, I would like to know of what size must an image be in order to became an avatar!

By now, I use my photo because it shows my tshirt of Banjo The Clown, but I would like to use an image of Imizael from my drawings!!!

Can you help me telling me the size the image must have? :)

Malachi, the Lich King
2005-10-26, 11:50 AM
About this question, I would like to know of what size must an image be in order to became an avatar!


117 X 117 pixels. Not a ton of space but a lot more than some forums allow.

Silverbolt
2005-10-27, 06:21 AM
Okay let's see if I did this correctly-


http://img480.imageshack.us/img480/4483/agron5ft.th.jpg (http://img480.imageshack.us/my.php?image=agron5ft.jpg)


Wow, it worked! *Feel free to comment on this picture, please do!


Okay, the next image is a character from Robotech, I have a black and white as well as a color done in marker with a bit of watercolor.


http://img469.imageshack.us/img469/1147/myriabw8wx.th.jpg (http://img469.imageshack.us/my.php?image=myriabw8wx.jpg)

http://img469.imageshack.us/img469/8273/myria13xr.th.jpg (http://img469.imageshack.us/my.php?image=myria13xr.jpg)

Charity
2005-10-27, 06:26 AM
Excellent line drawing silverbolt, much better than you would have had us believe.

Though I must just say Campest Elf ever, and that is going some ;D

Imizael
2005-10-27, 06:49 AM
Good works, Silverbolt :) I like the girl!!!

For the first one, I think that something in the position and the proportions doesn't work very well...

Silverbolt
2005-10-27, 07:01 AM
Thank you guys,

Hmm, I wonder if it's the left arm, the lower part of it is a bit too long. Also, if you look at the stomach, the abdominal muscles aren't twisted right. The lack of shading doesn't really help it, I could've used more muscle definition and detail, especially on the eyes. Something is definately off on the Right leg, but I can't peg it.

Oh well, I'm glad to finally have other artists commenting on my work, it's been a while since I had that kind of feedback.

Imizael
2005-10-27, 07:44 AM
I'm glad I can be of some help :)

Do you know the works of Andrew Loomis? He was a great drawer, and made a lot of drawings made specially for to teach how to draw human bodies with the correct position and proportions :)

I always learn from his books :)