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robeastkillarobeastkilla Registered User regular
edited February 2009 in Artist's Corner
Hi. I'm new to the forums but not new to Penny Arcade. Here is some of my art. I've resigned myself to the fact that myspace will be the closest I ever get to having my own site. boo. Anywho... here is some of my work. Throw produce- but nicely!

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    winter_combat_knightwinter_combat_knight Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    i don't get the first image, but the second on is looking nice. post more.

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    SixSix Caches Tweets in the mainframe cyberhex Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Why would you resign yourself to only ever using myspace, out of curiosity?

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    beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    i have to show some love for the boondock saints fanart
    cause that is such a good movie haha.

    I like your pencils better than the photoshop stuff
    and i find the real picture in the background of the first one kind of distracting.

    cool stuff :) I'm at work so no big crits from me, other people probably will give you some good advice
    i've been so useless for advice lately haha.

    edit: try deviantart, it's better than myspace for getting exposure:
    http://www.deviantart.com

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    robeastkillarobeastkilla Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    i don't get the first image, but the second on is looking nice. post more.
    The first is just something I threw together for an avatar. No real purpose other than it's stupid, goofy, and shows some SW love.

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    winter_combat_knightwinter_combat_knight Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    OK8-)
    Oh and deviantart is great. people critisize it a lot for having shit up there, but somewhere amongst it all are some very tallented illustrators. like me :) (no, not really)

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    robeastkillarobeastkilla Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    beavotron wrote: »
    i have to show some love for the boondock saints fanart
    cause that is such a good movie haha.

    I like your pencils better than the photoshop stuff
    and i find the real picture in the background of the first one kind of distracting.

    cool stuff :) I'm at work so no big crits from me, other people probably will give you some good advice
    i've been so useless for advice lately haha.

    edit: try deviantart, it's better than myspace for getting exposure:
    http://www.deviantart.com
    Yeah, I've tried DA but it didn't really grab me. That and I'm kind of lazy at the self promo thing. I will have a website... eventually...

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    NibCromNibCrom Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Are you scanning in grayscale? Try scanning in black and white and put your colors on a separate layer.

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    robeastkillarobeastkilla Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Here's another just for shits and giggles. I like Flash. And I enjoy taking a different approach to super heroes.

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    NappuccinoNappuccino Surveyor of Things and Stuff Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    You'd you mind if I asked to see some still life/ referenced work?

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    SublimusSublimus Artist. nowhereRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Welcome to the forum

    Your pencils are probably your best work, but they still could use some work.

    Your photoshop is not very good at all. It's all waaaaaay to photoshp-y. For example: using the desert gradient on superman's belt buckle? Is he even in the desert? Whey else would it reflect that. Not to mention you're using really really saturated colors, and it over bearing.

    Whay does flash have gradient triangles attached to his head? I know its meant to read as hair, but it makes no sence. there are many much better solutions to simplifying hair than triangles. And bluring? Baaaaad idea. Using all of these photoshop effect screams amatuer.

    Oh yeah. And its typically a bad idea to mix photo's with drawing. that is if you actually want it to look as if the drawn elements and the photographic elements are to look as if they are existing together. For your image up there, it would probably be your best bet to just draw the star wars characters out, using that pic as reference, and do it in the same style as your guy.

    So git in there and do the work yourself! Trying to let photoshop do the work will never look as good.

    Other than that, I'de like to encourage you to keep posting because i can see the potential in your pencil work!

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    robeastkillarobeastkilla Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Thank you for the honest critique. I will take all those suggestions and I definitely don't want anything I do to scream "amature." I guess I've used photoshop as a crutch and you are the first one to actually point it out.

    I'll do some still life stuff since you asked Nappuccino. It's not really my thing but I need to get off my lazy ass and practice. I'd post oldies but I guess that's kind of cheating no?

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    SublimusSublimus Artist. nowhereRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    That's the spirit!

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    RandomActionRandomAction Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    you captured the spirit of Boondock Saints, god i hated that movie

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    robeastkillarobeastkilla Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I posted some pencils of Tycho and Gabe in the fanart contest thread. Thank you all for the critiques and advise and I'll see you around the forums.

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