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Spectre's art dump and love corner (for Erin) (NSF56K ETC.)

Spectre-xSpectre-x Registered User regular
edited February 2008 in Artist's Corner
Hello people, it's been a while since I've made a thread here, but now I have a good reason to!

I am now enrolled in the preparatory course or whatever the English term for that is of the Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam. I go there every wednesday by train to do art things and increase my odds of getting in. The train trip is two hours either way, which leaves me with lots of opportunities to doodle and do other things.

So now I present to you some of the fruits of my labours on train journeys:

These are simple, unrelated doodles.

Traindoodles02.jpg
Gunbusterdoodle.jpg
artschooldoodle01.jpg

The course I'm taking has also motivated me to do more life-drawing:
OpaJan.jpg
This is my grandfather.


I've also been brainstorming with Squidbunny about this thing we are hoping to do in webcomic form. It's about Punch-Boy and Kick-Girl, who fight vampire oppressors in a post-apocalyptic, dystopian future, along with several allies.

Punch-Boy, who punches:
Punch-Boy.jpg

and Kick-Girl, who kicks:
Kick-Girl.jpg

They ride this guy to get around:
GrendeltheBearwolf.jpg
(a bearwolf is a bear with lycanthropy)


There are also other characters, such as Surgery-Boy and Syringe-Girl:
Surgery-Boy.jpg
Syringe-Girl.jpg

And Vox-Boy and Guitar-Girl:
Vox-Boy.jpg
Vox-BoyandGuitar-Girl.jpg

And Buccanneer-Boy and Pirate-Girl (not pictured):
Buccanneer-Boy.jpg


Also, I am in the process of colouring this:
Erinsbirthdaypresentinks.jpg
for Squidbunny because it was her birthday a while back and I promised her that I would totally do a Punch-Boy and Kick-Girl picture for her.

Any comments and crits are welcome.

Spectre-x on
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  • squidbunnysquidbunny Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

    ... some cantankerous bastard would ban me if I put enough <3s to express myself adequately.

    The WIP is so excellent.

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  • ProjeckProjeck Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Spex I want to let you know I love you

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  • MagicToasterMagicToaster Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    How often do you draw in a day?

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  • Spectre-xSpectre-x Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Not as much as I'd like to. Wednesday is my most productive day of the week because I have to work on all the other days except sunday, and work is killing my soul.

    I still sketch a fair bit, though, but it's mostly nearly unintelligible doodles which I develop later on wednesday or saturday or sunday.

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  • squidbunnysquidbunny Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Projeck wrote: »
    Spex I want to let you know I love you

    Projeck I want to let you know you will have to face me in 50 successive rounds of bare-knuckle boxing first.

    ... okay, 40.

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  • FantasyrogueFantasyrogue Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    That Punch-Girl and Kick-Boy one is awesome. I always love how dynamic your art is.

    How big are the odds of getting in with and without the course anyway? I haven't really looked at how dutch art colleges do it these days.

  • Spectre-xSpectre-x Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    That Punch-Girl and Kick-Boy one is awesome. I always love how dynamic your art is.

    How big are the odds of getting in with and without the course anyway? I haven't really looked at how dutch art colleges do it these days.

    I have no idea, to be honest, though I didn't take it last year and didn't get admitted (that was actually my own dumb fault for fucking up the entrance exam and stuff)

    NOT THIS YEAR, HOWEVER! HA!

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  • Asamof the HorribleAsamof the Horrible Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Yay! I'm glad you're posting your pictures again! I <3 your kickass character designs and their kickass poses, keep posting more prez!

  • ProjeckProjeck Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    squidbunny wrote: »
    Projeck wrote: »
    Spex I want to let you know I love you

    Projeck I want to let you know you will have to face me in 50 successive rounds of bare-knuckle boxing first.

    ... okay, 40.

    There can only be one.

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  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I'm personally a real big fan of this, and I'm glad you let me color it.

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  • Anthrax! Please.Anthrax! Please. Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Spex + Squid is the best combo since ever.

    For large quantities of ever.


    Not just to asspat: I do think your characters have evolved a lot, and the artwork is always great, but at least in this batch, I don't see a whole lot of foreshortening or perspective work, which I think would snazzy up your art as much as effective inking.

    Kick ass and take names, dawg.

    - Signature Code -
  • NibCromNibCrom Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I like the energy of the sketches, and it looks like you were able to carry it over to the inks, which can be hard to do. Well done! :)

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  • MykonosMykonos Registered User
    edited December 2007
    You had me at Gemini Man.

    Megaman baddies were the first things I had ever sketched when I was little. Good memories.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    "I was born; six gun in my hand; behind the gun; I make my final stand"~Bad Company
  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited December 2007
    Spex, I love you.

    Seriously though, work on pulling you're inks together. I love your art but it just begs to be smoother/more refined in places. Not losing the energy by making it static, just making it look all intentional, like the last one. The last one is all "I'M INKED. BAMF, PERFECT. FUCK YEAH." The others feel more "I'm Scratchy and unsure!"

    If you know what I mean.

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  • Benjamin.Benjamin. Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    So that's who they are. Kick (and punch) arse characters!
    I've been doing something that may interest you and Squid but I'd better not spoil it. :twisted:

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  • Doctor PainDoctor Pain Registered User
    edited December 2007
    inspiring stuff, you got heart kid.

    I FUCKING HATE SIGNATURES.
  • Spectre-xSpectre-x Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    t Iruka:

    I get what you're saying and I agree about the inking on the others. Personally I sort of like the scratchiness, though, but I think that I could make it a more directed scratchiness in the future. They'll probably never get very clean inks, as the train tends to move about a bit, but yeah, they're too sloppy.

    t Mykonos:

    Not Gemini Man, I'm afraid, just a generic super robot I drew while experimenting with a Go Nagai-inspired style.



    ALSO UPDATE! I coloured Squidbunny's birthday present! The colours look better in real life, and I realize that this makes them seem sort of flat. I will also probably re-do them completely once I get my new tablet, but I still like it a whole bunch!

    Erinsfinishedbirthdaypresentlesserq.jpg

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  • The One Dark KnightThe One Dark Knight Registered User
    edited December 2007
    You had me at bearwolf.

    Pretty nice though, pretty nice.

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  • Lewis RiceLewis Rice Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    God these rock so hard. I remember a long time ago someone said you never show any improvement, that person was lying so hard. So hard.

  • Spectre-xSpectre-x Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Woohoo! I got a new Wacom Intuos3, and I've just drawn my first thing with it as practice!

    I'm sure I'll get the hang of it as I do more!

    tabletpractice001.jpg

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  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    What size Wacom did you get?

  • Demi GourdDemi Gourd Registered User
    edited December 2007
    Your art puts the spunk in
    uhhh
    your art contains more spunk than most things.
    I do also agree about the markers looking flat. It doesn't make the image less awesome, though.

  • Spectre-xSpectre-x Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    t NotACrook,

    I got an A5, which is about the same as an 6x8.


    Here's some more non-tablet stuff I did on the train today.

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    SpexandSpy.jpg

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  • Spectre-xSpectre-x Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Punishment for not giving me more tips!

    SexythingforErincopy.jpg

    BASED ON A TRUE CONVERSATION

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    good god spex, I love this stuff

  • MykonosMykonos Registered User
    edited December 2007
    who'da thought stealing chapstick would be so rewarding

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    "I was born; six gun in my hand; behind the gun; I make my final stand"~Bad Company
  • TheBogTheBog Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
  • Spectre-xSpectre-x Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    More work with my tablet. I made Erin a Christmas present!

    ErinChristmaspresent.jpg

    I already showed it to some people earlier who said that next time I need more contrast and more consistent types of shading, and I agree. Still, I'm very happy with the result.

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  • Spectre-xSpectre-x Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    More Punch-Boy and Kick-Girl stuff. They're wearing a Time Jumper. I will add time travel-y effects later.

    PBKG-TimeJumper.jpg

    Also I will probably fix the linework on her left leg. Because it is sort of ew.

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  • ManonvonSuperockManonvonSuperock Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    NotACrook wrote: »
    I'm personally a real big fan of this, and I'm glad you let me color it.

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    i enjoy your coloring. direct me to more of it.

  • multimoogmultimoog Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Hey, look! It's stuff! I like stuff.

    Hey, look! It's my Time Jumper! You owe me five bucks for that, I've decided.

  • Spectre-xSpectre-x Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    oh do I

    do I really now

    I claimed it before you did

    you haven't a leg to stand on, legally

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  • multimoogmultimoog Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Please, please, Spex. Let's not quibble over details.

    I can take the five bucks via PayPal or personal check.
    Spoiler:

  • multimoogmultimoog Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Also, actual content: with your snow fort picture, it might help if you painted the clouds so they look less like they follow the line of the horizon - it gets a little muddled as to where the sky ends and the ground begins.

    Also, five dollars.

  • Spectre-xSpectre-x Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Here's something I'm working on now. I'm trying to get more contrast and more consistent colours here when compared to the snow picture.

    SpexposeWIP01.jpg

    The background is temporary and will be cleaned up in the future.

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  • TheBogTheBog Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    It seems... right heavy. Especially if you plan on implementing shadows on the ground.

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  • The One Dark KnightThe One Dark Knight Registered User
    edited January 2008
    Looking pretty good spex. Has spectre-x always had the scarf?

    EDIT: The scarf is a colored a little weird, it should probably have more of flat contour

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  • squidbunnysquidbunny Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Has spectre-x always had the scarf?

    ... did we fight in the same Round 7? Or the same tournament, for that matter?

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  • The One Dark KnightThe One Dark Knight Registered User
    edited January 2008
    squidbunny wrote: »
    Has spectre-x always had the scarf?

    ... did we fight in the same Round 7? Or the same tournament, for that matter?

    You know that made perfect sense when I posted it yesterday XD

    [END]
  • KirkKirk Registered User
    edited January 2008
    I only check the forum anymore to see if you've posted anything new.


    You've made me a very happy man this day.

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