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Wahay's Dailies

wahaywahay Your Handicapped HeroCincinnati, USARegistered User regular
edited March 2012 in Artist's Corner
Hey, gang! Long time no post!

I have a few art projects I juggle in my free time. One of them is completing at least one black and white sketch per day. My end goal is to publish a sketchbook by the end of the year. These images are created en masse to to allow many springboards for excellence, so with enough drawing I'm sure I'll find enough diamonds in the rough.

For the record, license to crit anything I post (art or otherwise) is welcome. c:

To start, here is a meat-headed Orc.

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"Sorry ladies, I give my everything to Sallie Mae."
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  • Linespider5Linespider5 Lazy Ineffectual Children With Broken ArmsRegistered User regular
    Excellent work on the face! The shadows and skull structure are believable enough to make me think you did a clay mockup for a reference. This guy's got real personality to him.

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  • m3nacem3nace Registered User regular
    Dangit, that's a really cool design for an orc, not just your typical generic orc design. Really cool.

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  • wahaywahay Your Handicapped Hero Cincinnati, USARegistered User regular
    m3nace wrote: »
    Dangit, that's a really cool design for an orc, not just your typical generic orc design. Really cool.
    Thank you! I'd like to work for D&D, or someone else fantasy, but I'm afraid of creating average work of familiar subject matters. Your comment is deeply appreciated.

    I have no idea what this is. Robot something, I guess:

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  • Linespider5Linespider5 Lazy Ineffectual Children With Broken ArmsRegistered User regular
    No, that's excellent, don't even tell me what it is! It's got a real dreamlike quality. It could be fantasy, it could be science fiction, it could be just an unusual way to looking at an entirely normal, everyday scene. I love it. I think the heavy distortions of the negative space around the shoulders do something really interesting, they almost seem to cloak the shoulders of the figure, creating some kind of liminal presence to the piece. I wouldn't do a single thing to it. Save it how it is.

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  • wahaywahay Your Handicapped Hero Cincinnati, USARegistered User regular
    Self portrait to deconstipate my eyes from another drawing. I love what poor webcam quality + monitor light does to the colours in one's face!

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    "Sorry ladies, I give my everything to Sallie Mae."
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  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    Ooo, I like that! A real neat approach to portrait painting!

    You should watch out using that brush too much however. I get that it offers a neat/trippy effect, but man, those first pieces could use a bit more solid shape polish so they don't look so unrefined.

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  • NakedZerglingNakedZergling A more apocalyptic post apocalypse Portland OregonRegistered User regular
    Wow. Really great stuff. Please post more. Like LOTS more.

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  • wahaywahay Your Handicapped Hero Cincinnati, USARegistered User regular
    edited March 2012
    "Godfather wrote: »
    "You should watch out using that brush too much however. I get that it offers a neat/trippy effect, but man, those first pieces could use a bit more solid shape polish so they don't look so unrefined.
    Strangely enough, that has little to do with the brush shape. The best way to construct an image (if painting) is to block out your shapes as large as possible, and save details for last. I use the same brush to add detail, if I choose. I agree: they aren't very detailed.

    Here's something started with the program Alchemy. Good for quick concepts:

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  • McJohnstableMcJohnstable Registered User regular
    I love alchemy. Lovely values in here.

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  • WarponyWarpony Too small. The MoonRegistered User regular
    Your self portrait is the best of the bunch.

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  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    Oh wow, that one really works for me!

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  • BeastroBeastro Registered User regular
    aw dude...i love and hate you lol

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  • wahaywahay Your Handicapped Hero Cincinnati, USARegistered User regular
    More dinking around in Alchemy. It's very easy lay down quick concepts with that app.

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  • wahaywahay Your Handicapped Hero Cincinnati, USARegistered User regular
    Before I jump into Burne Hogarth's figure book, I sketched a figure from memory. Please don't use this as a reference—it's more to note where I'm lacking. I have an immature grasp of overlapping, foreshortening, and curved structures that I'm trying to address:

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  • BeastroBeastro Registered User regular
    That's cool, I did the same thing before figure class this year, it's interesting after getting some xp to go back and look. You have a great understanding already. It will be much improved. Anatomy in hogarth isn't that great for reference, but you can't beat the sense of the figure in space and motion. I can't wait to have time to go through it myself. Will be watching the updates.

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  • wahaywahay Your Handicapped Hero Cincinnati, USARegistered User regular
    Part of my private commission series on Mythological Characters. Hope you guys hate backgrounds!

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    the energy in that is great.

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  • wahaywahay Your Handicapped Hero Cincinnati, USARegistered User regular
    Another commission followed by a warm-up of my dad:

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  • Arden CaneloArden Canelo Registered User regular
    Is your dad harnessing his latent psychic abilities? Oh wait that's a cell phone. Great lighting btw.

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  • BeastroBeastro Registered User regular
    dope

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  • wahaywahay Your Handicapped Hero Cincinnati, USARegistered User regular
    edited March 2012
    I streamed this warm-up paint of fruit. join.me is acting up now, so I apologize for the (now removed) bum link.

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  • BeastroBeastro Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    dude your work.....i cant stop staring. I would love to bother you for a crit sometime, on style or technique. subscribed to blog. mmmm color

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  • wahaywahay Your Handicapped Hero Cincinnati, USARegistered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Beastro wrote: »
    dude your work.....i cant stop staring. I would love to bother you for a crit sometime, on style or technique. subscribed to blog. mmmm color

    Yeah, I'm always up for crits, giving and receiving! That invitation is extended to anyone. Normally during my streams people are shooting advice to each other in the chat, so it becomes a pretty great place to hang out. :3

    EDIT: Another sketch from today. More on Alchemy:

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  • wahaywahay Your Handicapped Hero Cincinnati, USARegistered User regular
    Preview of my latest commission. I'm going to readdress all my mythology commissions and send 'em out to every relevant game company.

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  • FANTOMASFANTOMAS Fland SudAméricaRegistered User regular
    Might also try every relevant gaming magazine.
    Btw, all the stuff in here... just top notch. multiple thumbs up.

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  • wahaywahay Your Handicapped Hero Cincinnati, USARegistered User regular
    FANTOMAS wrote: »
    Might also try every relevant gaming magazine.
    Btw, all the stuff in here... just top notch. multiple thumbs up.
    Thank you! I know of ImagineFX, 1UP and IGN, but beyond that my gaming/art press is a bit rusty. Got any recommendations?

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  • wahaywahay Your Handicapped Hero Cincinnati, USARegistered User regular
    I saw this woman a few weeks ago and I knew I had to draw her!

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  • McJohnstableMcJohnstable Registered User regular
    Amazing paintings, they have a great sense of mass to their anatomy too.

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  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    I think it's fairly safe to say you've got a pretty good grasp on light and colour.

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  • lizard eats flieslizard eats flies Registered User regular
    This is beautiful. So much life and warmth from her face.

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  • FANTOMASFANTOMAS Fland SudAméricaRegistered User regular
    It really blows my mind, not just WHAT you did, or HOW you did it, but what is exploding my mind right now is WHY you do it, what part of your mind tells you to use that kind of strokes, why... WHY!!!!!!

    And that woman, that is a very powerfull image, like it was said above, colour, light, and sense of warmth... its just a great piece. I hope you make more stuff like that, with really interesting characters like this woman, and the cityscape behind... Im not a fanboy, but I have to say I really REALLY dig this thread.

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  • InfidelInfidel Heretic Registered User regular
    wahay wrote: »
    I saw this woman a few weeks ago and I knew I had to draw her!

    Okay this is killer.

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  • wahaywahay Your Handicapped Hero Cincinnati, USARegistered User regular
    You can watch me work on a warmup and some D&D stuff at this link:

    https://join.me/jonathanvair

    "Sorry ladies, I give my everything to Sallie Mae."
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  • wahaywahay Your Handicapped Hero Cincinnati, USARegistered User regular
    Doing warm-ups from the Prometheus trailer. It looked so cool I couldn't help myself!

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  • F87F87 So Say We All Registered User regular
    !! Wow !!
    Those are pretty epic my friend! I like them a lot!

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  • NicNic Registered User regular
    Awesome! I was actually planning on doing some attempts at this but from the john carter trailer after life drawing tonight. Now I have to try it!
    Really good warm ups!

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  • wahaywahay Your Handicapped Hero Cincinnati, USARegistered User regular
    Thanks, guys! Here's the warmups from today:

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  • wahaywahay Your Handicapped Hero Cincinnati, USARegistered User regular
    More Prometheus:

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    "Sorry ladies, I give my everything to Sallie Mae."
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  • wahaywahay Your Handicapped Hero Cincinnati, USARegistered User regular
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  • wahaywahay Your Handicapped Hero Cincinnati, USARegistered User regular
    I always forget to do self-portraits. No excuse why this can't be daily.

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