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  • --=DJ=----=DJ=-- Registered User
    edited December 2009
    Delzhand wrote: »
    The top guy's mouth/jaw is on a different plane than the rest of his face. Everything else looks pretty awesome, though.

    Yep, you're right. I guess I'm still a little rusty from not touching a drawing pencil in a few years...still gotta work out the kinks :)

    @jpeg - oh shit, i remember you being around on the foums back then!

    @melting_doll - i quit because i started studying biology and computer science. I came to the realization that art is not incompatible with those interests, so i started up again. I suppose that's as good a summary as i can muster in a few sentences.

    --=DJ=-- on
  • MaydayMayday generation three hybrid Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Deeeejaayyyy this is grrreat! Looks like we're having an influx of AC veterans.

    BTW, I found tons of errors in the anim so here's an update:
    ISODORFsmall10WALK.gif

    Mayday on
  • D-RobeD-Robe Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Looks even better.
    Good work mayday.

    D-Robe on
    Cheese.
  • LexxyLexxy Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    --=DJ=-- wrote: »
    I'm almost positive that nobody here remembers me because i think my last post was in 2006, and i gave up drawing around then.

    PREPOSTEROUS.

    hi2u~

    edit: Maybe I should post some doodles too, as I've been doodling a lot at work lately. DUMP.

    Cat Mage (inside joke), on a post-it.
    magecat.jpg

    I really want some 80's workout gear to wear to the gym like you have NO idea.
    leoTARD.jpg

    I rolled an undead DK on some random-ass server so I could power level one of my friends to 55 so he can roll a DK on MY server. Matine came up on the name randomizer and I liked it and decided she was French. My French is rusty :|
    matine.jpg

    I laugh at cats (true story).
    lexxylaughsatcats.jpg

    Babby Muse (my gryphon mount).
    babbymuse.jpg

    Lexxy on
  • CheerfulBearCheerfulBear Registered User
    edited December 2009
    Lexxy, dear Lexxy, don't forget agreement in your adjectives!!

    Also, everyone should go back to 80's gym clothes.

    CheerfulBear on
  • Death of RatsDeath of Rats Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Death of Rats on
    No I don't.
  • LexxyLexxy Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Lexxy, dear Lexxy, don't forget agreement in your adjectives!!

    Also, everyone should go back to 80's gym clothes.

    Stupides? Man it's been like... six years since I last took any French XD

    Lexxy on
  • PROXPROX Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Lexxxy Sketchesssss yaaaaaaaaaaaay. So fluffy! wouldn't baby gryphons be more fuzzy, like chicks?

    I also think cat mage can be acomic adventure. hurrrk

    PROX on
  • bombardierbombardier Moderator mod
    edited December 2009
    --=DJ=-- wrote: »
    I'm almost positive that nobody here remembers me because i think my last post was in 2006, and i gave up drawing around then. Well, shit, now i'm back at it again and thought i would post some sketches for the time being.
    Wrong. I've been stalking you on Facebook!

    bombardier on
    ?username=bombardactyl&theme=dark
  • desperaterobotsdesperaterobots perth, ausRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    DJ's stuff is "The Bomb".

    desperaterobots on
  • --=DJ=----=DJ=-- Registered User
    edited December 2009
    bombardier wrote: »
    Wrong. I've been stalking you on Facebook!

    lol STRANGER DANGER ;)

    Nice work, Lexxy. I particularly like the Matine head sketches; they're neat.

    --=DJ=-- on
  • melting_dollmelting_doll Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Your undead need less face and more exposed bone-age!

    And DJ, I am glad you picked it up again and came back. I definitely like totally remember you!

    melting_doll on
  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    prfaec.jpg

    some practice...things to make my character look a little more dynamic/experimenting with OC's painting tool (i usually stick to the pen)

    barely more substance than gesture drawings

    mensch-o-matic on
  • FugitiveFugitive Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    --=DJ=-- wrote: »
    I'm almost positive that nobody here remembers me because i think my last post was in 2006, and i gave up drawing around then.

    Hi, DJ!

    I browsed your archive on Bomb's website a week ago and wondered what had happened to you.

    Fugitive on
  • LexxyLexxy Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Your undead need less face and more exposed bone-age!

    The face model I used on the character has no exposed face bones! I guess she is a fairly fresh forsaken.

    BoTP:
    prfaec.jpg

    some practice...things to make my character look a little more dynamic/experimenting with OC's painting tool (i usually stick to the pen)

    barely more substance than gesture drawings

    Lexxy on
  • TamTam Le Buggeur Risible Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    OC with bombs and mully

    mully deleted a good pic she did because she is a butt

    2ikccx4.jpg

    Tam on
  • edited December 2009
    mepaint2.jpg

    Quick silly self portrait. My friend did one of him as an astronaut and he's fist pounding me from his piece, which is why it's in this nonsense pose wher eit looks like I should be holding an American flag or something

    Ah, oh, I guess greyscale mode in photoshop darkens harshly when you post it online?

    Hey Mensch, if you're trying to get more dynamic stuff from your character, I would suggest following the route of that little guy on the left, with his foot up and the exclamation mark. That's much more dynamic than, say, the bigger one on the right were he looks like he's trying to be scared.

    Urantia on
    Ignore the above.
  • ChillyChilly Registered User
    edited December 2009
    Oh dear. That snake guy is about to pull that lady off that rope swing Tam.




    Sorry...


    I've been eating sugar.

    Chilly on
  • Angel_of_BaconAngel_of_Bacon Moderator mod
    edited December 2009
    prfaec.jpg

    some practice...things to make my character look a little more dynamic/experimenting with OC's painting tool (i usually stick to the pen)

    barely more substance than gesture drawings

    Hey mensch, I really like the concept of this guy, but I've noticed in this and your previous paintings tha when you try to render stuff out-like with the bottom right guy- you end up with little sense of form and muddy colors, and use a narrow range of values. I think you may want to back off from trying to cram in "oh god there's folds and muscles and and and paint paint paint paint" in a mad dash, step back and keep things clean, and progress through in a more logical sort of fashion, at least until you have a good enough grasp of form and color to wing it a bit more.

    Paintover:
    menschomatic.jpg
    The first thing to do is to step back to the basic drawing, and getting in a two-tone figure, which shows where the light is hitting and where it is not, in a simple, non-ambiguous fashion. As you can see I've picked a light direction, and used some basic construction principles in figuring out where that light is going to curve around into shadow. Nothing fancy, just basic cylinders, spheres, cones and boxes.
    I've also made a deliberate color decision right off. What is the basic color of the raincoat in light, what is the basic color of the raincoat in shade. Already by doing this I'm setting myself up for a clean result, rather than trying to figure these things out on the fly and tripping over myself as I do so.

    You'll notice also that I cleaned the edges of the figure up to be more deliberate and less wobbly. While loose rendering can be a good thing, wobbly drawing everywhere can sap a painting of solidity very easily.

    Next I punched up the value range with some simple highlights and simple core shadows- not a lot of detail, but it feels believable because of the solid construction of the figure.

    After that, and this is more of a color theory choice than DO THIS NOW OMG kinda thing, I brought in a dark purple color into the shadows so it complimented the yellow of the raincoat. With a full range of color and value established, I can then go in and add details and such, and be fairly confident I'm not going to go too far off the path of get muddy color, since I already know how far I can and can't go with my value and color.

    In the last part there I eyedropped the color/value ranges of the original and paintover versions, just to show how little contrast the original had, and how even as abstract blotches, you can see the benefit of a fuller value and color range. Try to force yourself to work slower and more methodically in this way the next time you go to paint and see if you can inject some more contrast and solidity into it.

    Angel_of_Bacon on
  • D-RobeD-Robe Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    3 cheers for Bacon! Is there anything he can't do?

    D-Robe on
    Cheese.
  • NightDragonNightDragon 6th Grade Username Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    D-Robe wrote: »
    3 cheers for Bacon! Is there anything he can't do?

    Give birth!

    NightDragon on
  • Angel_of_BaconAngel_of_Bacon Moderator mod
    edited December 2009
    D-Robe wrote: »
    3 cheers for Bacon! Is there anything he can't do?

    Give birth!

    Well hey now, in my defense I've never tried, and have too much class to do it just to prove a point.

    Besides if you made a challenge about it, I'd probably poop the screaming little fleshbag right out on your doorstep, then immediately spike it like a football and say IN YOUR FACE to you and whoever else was in your foyer at the time.

    Angel_of_Bacon on
  • TamTam Le Buggeur Risible Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    dang

    spdpnt
    oizo81.jpg

    Tam on
  • MaydayMayday generation three hybrid Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    ISODORFsmall14WALK.gif

    Mayday on
  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Wow, thank you so much for the paintover/tips bacon! Lighting is definitely my ultra weak-point and that post was helpful as all hell. I need to stop over-complicating forms and just think-i'll definitely refer to this next time I paint.

    mensch-o-matic on
  • jpegjpeg Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I made a sketchbook!
    img2068r.jpg

    sloppy pictures of sloppy construction
    img2066c.jpg
    img2067sv.jpg

    jpeg on
    so I just type in this box and it goes on the screen?
  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    You know you're obligated to draw all over the cover now, right?

    mensch-o-matic on
  • jpegjpeg Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Of course, made the covers out of illustration board for that specific reason. I do it with a whiteout pen all over black covered sketchbooks already, I'm just making it easy now haha

    jpeg on
    so I just type in this box and it goes on the screen?
  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Then carry on, my good jpeg.

    mensch-o-matic on
  • MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I can't remember where I saw it, but a guy had one of those sketchbooks with a picture of a hand holding a pencil on the cover. He drew a femlin straddling the pencil and sitting on the hand. It was awesome.

    Hey Ikage, there's a mythological creature you should look up.

    Metalbourne on
  • MaydayMayday generation three hybrid Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    That is NOT a mythological creature.

    Mayday on
  • MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Mayday wrote: »
    That is NOT a mythological creature.

    Yeah? Well I wish you weren't a mythological creature so that you could go extinct!

    Metalbourne on
  • FoxFanfareFoxFanfare Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I finally got round to working on some more of the refs from cakes thread from aaaages ago (better late than never?). Hoping to do some more before this holiday is over.

    091205-model2.jpg
    ref

    091205-model.jpg
    ref

    DJ, was it you who did you did the street fighter drawings a while ago, particularly Honda?

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  • FoodFood Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I like the shadows on that second one but it looks like she's gonna tip over.

    Food on
  • melting_dollmelting_doll Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Bacon you make the best criiques ever! Moar please.

    And jpeg, I took an Artists' Books class in high school and we made books just like that. You've inspired me to want to make some again.

    But I won't because I'm lazy.

    melting_doll on
  • BuckwolfeBuckwolfe Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Fox - I prefer the first figure by leaps and bounds. It shows a hell of a lot more personality, with fewer lines, and a surprising, complete lack of value. For something with so little, I feel like there's a lot to look at. Some of the proportions feel off in areas, but not in an inaccurate, uneducated way. More in an intentional, mildly exaggerated way. I really dig it.

    The second one definitely feels like you were trying to do a more traditional, straight forward study. I can see, and appreciate that you were trying to use value to define the figures form, but it comes across as sloppy, and a little muddy. If you squint, it's basically two tones. Light, and dark. If I get you right, then I can appreciate what you're trying to do, but its just not coming across. Like you're jumping the gun by trying to separate light and dark tones into straight black and white shapes, ya know? Maybe that's not the best way to describe it. My main point, i think, is that if you're going to try and do value studies, whether it be of the human figure or not, if would probably be best if you did full value studies, rather than straight black and white.

    That being said, I honestly haven't seen any of your other posts. Studies, completed pieces, or otherwise. So I don't know what you're actually capable of beyond these two pieces. I'm just throwing that in there for clarification.

    Buckwolfe on
  • jpegjpeg Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Bacon you make the best criiques ever! Moar please.

    And jpeg, I took an Artists' Books class in high school and we made books just like that. You've inspired me to want to make some again.

    But I won't because I'm lazy.

    haha, I had always wanted to but never did until now for the same reason!

    I was actually pretty surprised by how easy it was. including cutting paper and making mistakes and stuff, it only really took me like an hour and a half to put one together, even for my first time.

    jpeg on
    so I just type in this box and it goes on the screen?
  • FoxFanfareFoxFanfare Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Thanks Buckwolfe, I'm honestly not sure what I'm doing when it comes to shading, I haven't really studied tones/values so definitely lost there. Maybe worth sticking to proportions/gesture before trying it again?
    I do lurk a lot but haven't posted much, but if you're interested I'm trying to gather my stuff here.

    Food, you're definitely right, d'oh.

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  • BuckwolfeBuckwolfe Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Dude, even I don't know what I'm doing 98% of the time. This is especially true when it comes to shading and value. I can tell if something is off, but shit if I'd know how to do it right if it were me in another person's place.

    I'll check out your link though.

    I'm not even sure what kind of worthwhile advice I could offer you on the subject. Try working your way through the Help/Advice discussion thread for topics on shading/value/anatomy. There's no doubt a number of links and references to texts/images/books with the info you need. It'd be worth your while, if you haven't already given it a shot.

    Buckwolfe on
  • FoodFood Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    In my experience separating values into straight dark and light is a good way to begin a drawing and a good way to get a handle on values in general. My experience is admittedly pretty limited, but that's the way I was taught at least, and it seems to work.

    Food on
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