Alyce's Mediocre Sandwich! Plastic Surgery, and Hotdog Noir. *UPDATE* 5/2

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  • AlyceInWonderlandAlyceInWonderland Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Another monster WIP. Probably gonna finish it tonight

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  • NibCromNibCrom Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    If your objective was to give me nightmares, you have succeeded.

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  • KochikensKochikens Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Yes, I quite like this. I still think you should be blocking everything out at the same level (Have the shawl the same stage as the face rather than detailing the face without even touching your bg) but the face is all the same level and the colours are lovely and so are dem creepyass teeth. Yesyesyesyayay awesome. Love your light too.

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  • NibCromNibCrom Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Seriously, I have trouble looking at this thing for more than two seconds.

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  • AlyceInWonderlandAlyceInWonderland Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Kochikens wrote: »
    Yes, I quite like this. I still think you should be blocking everything out at the same level (Have the shawl the same stage as the face rather than detailing the face without even touching your bg) but the face is all the same level and the colours are lovely and so are dem creepyass teeth. Yesyesyesyayay awesome. Love your light too.

    Thaaaanks! :D

    And you're right about bringing the other parts of the painting to the same level. For some reason I get to fixated on one spot and have to finish it before I move on.
    I'll try and work on that on the next piece though.

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  • AlyceInWonderlandAlyceInWonderland Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Update!

    Shitty photo though :( I'll fix that eventually!

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  • AlyceInWonderlandAlyceInWonderland Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    MOAR

    NOM NOM NOM

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    Lobsters mate forever, apparently. SHUT UP IT'S CUTE.

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    Well...you THOUGHT it would be a good idea...turns out, not so much.

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  • AumniAumni Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    You should study from life more, that whale shouldn't need a cane - can't even walk! I mean it swims and stuff! Look you're even suffocating!

    [Love it]

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    It is not anatomically correct. Where is it's San Diego?

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  • ParadiseParadise Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    There should be a saddle between the people and the whale.

    Barring that, it's great.

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  • AlyceInWonderlandAlyceInWonderland Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Okay, so it's been a while since I've updated this thread, and this is only a bit of what I've been working on, and there is more to come.

    Studies from life: About 2 hours each. We were required to work entirely in ballpoint pen, and obviously couldn't erase. Also, sorry in advance about the limbs being cut off. Apparently I'm a bad judge of space.

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    All of these next doodles/drawings are also done primarily in ballpoint and colored inks. Apparently ballpoint pen is a really awesome medium.WHO KNEW!

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    Just a couple doodles of my teachers:
    (The professor in the top left corner always SCREAMS his "And"s...so...there you go.)
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    Critique away!

    Also, I'm setting up a portfolio site very soon, and would like to know what would be good enough for it. I don't want to put things in it that are crap!

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  • GrennGrenn Registered User
    edited November 2010
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    I love this.

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  • farbekriegfarbekrieg Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    nice update, i always wondered what turkey bacon looks like... and 0n the model with glasses is that a mole by the hip, i think ill go with superfluous 3rd nipple like scarmanga, that has.... wandered ... its freakin me out a little bit.

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  • SpawnbrokerSpawnbroker Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    farbekrieg wrote: »
    nice update, i always wondered what turkey bacon looks like... and 0n the model with glasses is that a mole by the hip, i think ill go with superfluous 3rd nipple like scarmanga, that has.... wandered ... its freakin me out a little bit.

    It's a tattoo, she is fully aware that it looks like a button because I giggle and point it out every time.

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  • AlyceInWonderlandAlyceInWonderland Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Fuck all y'all. It's a yin yang tattoo! :P

    Edit: That was the LAST thing I added on the drawing, and I knew that I was going to regret it. Balls.

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  • farbekriegfarbekrieg Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Well thumbs up for the addition of more zombie porn, really I cant get enough of those guys, and ill fight anyone on the internet who grows tired of them... so much blood

    and overcoming my fear of possible growths i did what i should have done before and blow up and expanded your image to get a better look

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    (im sorry i dont live on csi miami i cant improve the picture quality on my end)

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  • AlyceInWonderlandAlyceInWonderland Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Well, it's so obviously cancer! This thread needs to go through Chemo therapy.

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  • farbekriegfarbekrieg Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Well, it's so obviously cancer! This thread needs to go through Chemo therapy.

    So can i expect super mutants and ghouls in the next update?

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  • AlyceInWonderlandAlyceInWonderland Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Welp, I finally went ahead and 'made' a website!

    http://alycemark.com/


    Anyway, could you guys tell me what you think? I added everything new/what I liked, but I don't know what should stay or go. Please let me know. Thanks!

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  • AlyceInWonderlandAlyceInWonderland Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Alrighty, well, here's a WIP I'm working on. Advice and crits are welcome!

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    I like it so far. Obviously it's not done. Keep in mind that the branch and the sky aren't going to be yellow. It's just a base color I use before I draw anything out. I hate drawing on white.

    I'm sort of just trying to flesh everything out. I hardly every draw backgrounds, and it's about time I start.

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  • farbekriegfarbekrieg Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    that kicks ass! happy little trees :D

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  • NibCromNibCrom Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I think your front page might be more effective if you have a single large image, with three smaller images for the links to the different galleries. That would give you the opportunity for an uncropped image, a focal point and visual hierarchy, instead of three images with the same visual weight.

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  • AlyceInWonderlandAlyceInWonderland Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Yeah, I wish I could do that, and I totally agree with you. It's actually a free site I'm working with at the moment, so I don't think it's possible for me to do that. It only has that display as a choice, unfortunately. :(

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  • NibCromNibCrom Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I'll be back with more useless advice later!

    :P

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  • AlyceInWonderlandAlyceInWonderland Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Aw man, it wasn't useless! I'm taking a class next semester that teaches HTML and dreamweaver (I already know how to use it, but I don't own it and it's helllaaaa expensive), so I'm definitely going to use your suggestion!

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  • NibCromNibCrom Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Haha. No worries, I was just funnin'. :)

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  • Ronin356Ronin356 Nowhere MORegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I think you are doing quite well, IMHO>

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  • flowerhoneyflowerhoney Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I hope you're forced to draw with a ballpoint pen more often!

    Those women are lovely, even if you couldn't erase!

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  • GrennGrenn Registered User
    edited November 2010
    I think the site looks fine in terms of how it's displaying your work, but I think it could be refined a little in terms of what its purpose is -- are you wanting to get freelance work out of it, or just want somewhere online to dump stuff?

    I actually think the 3 category images you have chosen are all slightly offputting in various ways, and they aren't your strongest pieces. Right now, I think the strongest work (at least from a commercial pov) is your Greek Myths-Transformed stuff, but it's somewhat hidden away!

    Typical advice for physical portfolios should apply to online ones: display only your best pieces and choose examples of the type of work you want to be hired to do more of.

    It's very easy to get stuck on this idea that you want to show people that you can do 'lots of other stuff' but the reality of it is that pretty much every artist or creative person can do lots of other stuff. 99% of the time that other stuff is considerably weaker than their main body of work and only serves to detract from their strengths. Nobody will hire you for something which is clearly a secondary skill.

    BUT that's not to say that you should never show your other endeavours, just in a more appropraite context, for instance you might want to store stuff on Flickr or on a blog, which you can link to from your site.

    Once you know what the purpose for your site is, you are much more easily able to monitor its effectiveness.

    If you're still in school, then it's likely you're just putting up a portfolio because you sort of feel you should have one - which is absolutely fine, there's nothing fundamentally wrong with your site, or in displaying lots of different creative outlets. But moving forward in your art career, at some point it will be important to go through this 'refining' process and build a more client orientated site.

    Hope this advice helps and keep working!

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  • OrganichuOrganichu jacobkosh Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    i think the banner for illustration would look significantly better without the black bars on either side

    it breaks up the vertical symmetry

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  • AlyceInWonderlandAlyceInWonderland Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Grenn wrote: »
    Typical advice for physical portfolios should apply to online ones: display only your best pieces and choose examples of the type of work you want to be hired to do more of.

    This whole post was excellent advice. I'm not sure which pieces should remain in the portfolio. I want to get rid of what seems like filler, so I suppose the sculpture section could go. I'm wondering if I should put my illustrations into two categories though? One for more "serious" pieces like the eyeball/hog, Crow, etc, and one for sillier pieces like the Greek Myths, and zombie paintings. What do you guys think?

    I want to keep the sketchbook pages, because I like having the studies of the women, and various scribbles that I do, but I don't know if that's a good idea.

    I'm also going to probably make a third (once the sculpture page is gone) section for paintings. I've gotten some really good reactions from my monster portraits, so I'd really like to include those as well, as I feel like they're strong pieces.

    I guess I'm just not sure which drawings to completely ditch, and which ones to keep.

    Organ-I definitely agree, and will fix that.

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  • KendeathwalkerKendeathwalker Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    the overlap of the branch and the blood spot/foot step trail is a bit awkward. Especially the part curling back up and following along next to the blood. I think itd be stronger to just carry the branch down off the bottom.

    The pattern on the branch is nice

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  • AlyceInWonderlandAlyceInWonderland Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Soooo, a neat thing happened over the past couple of weeks. I have an interview for an internship at Jim Henson's Creature Shop, which is awesome because making puppets is fun! Look at me, making puppets!

    Czech Marionette of a depressed business man!
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    Hand Puppets! ZOMBIE hand puppets!
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    Rod Puppets! Yaaaaaay! The mouth and eyebrows move independently.
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    Crits would be RAD!

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  • earthwormadamearthwormadam ancient crust Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    It is beyond me to critique something with that level of radness. Man that marionette is so fucking cool. I want to make his dance!

    Wow I also love the way you did that nose thing with the zombie.

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  • AlyceInWonderlandAlyceInWonderland Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Thanks, Adam! The hands on the marionette are a little stiff looking, but he can bumble around drunkenly, which is cool :P

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  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    That is amazing, and it is such an honor to be given the chance to intern for the Jim Henson company.

    I really hope this works out for you, i'm dying to see more of this stuff.

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  • m3nacem3nace Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Oh my god the last one is so fucking rad!

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  • AlyceInWonderlandAlyceInWonderland Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Thanks, dudes! I'm really glad you like 'em! I also made a "Brobo Cop" rod puppet, but I have some things I need to fix on him. He does have Natty Ice armor, a popped collar, duck face, and shutter shades though. I'll fix him up and post a picture of him when I get back home from Texas.

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  • MoorkusMoorkus Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    These puppets are absolutely amazing, best of luck!

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  • lyriumlyrium Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Alyce those puppets are wonderful! Keep us posted on your interview!
    Also, where do you live in New York?

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