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thedandmom's work for 2012

thedandmomthedandmom Registered User regular
edited January 2012 in Artist's Corner
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I don't have a whole lot of for the year yet, things have been a little busy.

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  • Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    Yes, yes! Yes! This is what I want.

    Ahem. Pretty good stuff. Sketchy but good.

    I love the expression on the barbarian lady and with just that much more work on the first (mainly the fire at her feet), it could be a real piece of art.

  • melting_dollmelting_doll Registered User regular
    Great work! Please post more-- any goals as an artist?

  • thedandmomthedandmom Registered User regular
    to keep getting better really. I've just started actually getting work through my artwork, which is great. I'm also working on a webcomic http://www.experiment073.com/

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  • thedandmomthedandmom Registered User regular
    whoops. Sorry I haven't added anything...artist's block+pregnancy brain=wtf why can't i do anything?!

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  • wakkawawakkawa Registered User regular
    That first one is rad sauce.

    As a suggestion, try using larger brushes. Like on the fire and the rocks on the second picture.

  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    Try beefing up those lighting effects! Some of them are kinda kooky and don't match the type of luminescence you should be trying to show!

    You can really make that fire scorching by conveying a bit better contrast :)

  • thedandmomthedandmom Registered User regular
    Thanks for the pointers guys. I really don't know quite how to do those with the program I'm using now. I switched to sai because lines come out cleaner and it's easier to use than photoshop.

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  • MolybdenumMolybdenum Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    To just echo Godfather here, I tossed fire girl in photoshop and threw an orange-to-black radial gradient over top set to Overlay. The contrast really plays up the drama, and having the firelight color reflected in the character's highlights is much more appropriate than white ambient light. Really you've done an incredible job so far, and with a few small tweaks these images can be powerful stuff.

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  • thedandmomthedandmom Registered User regular
    Man I've been busy with projects and baby prep that I've not updated this in FOREVER.
    experimenttime-1.jpgwahab-1.jpgNajal-1.jpgleah-1.jpgallthecharacters.jpgturtle.jpgyoungfighter.jpgwarrioress.jpg

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  • EncEnc A Fool with Compassion Pronouns: He, Him, HisRegistered User regular
    That profiles collection is a huge improvement from your earlier stuff on here. Particularly the redhead farm girl in the bottom row.

  • squidbunnysquidbunny Registered User regular
    Agree with Enc. Good stuff. Post more!

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  • thedandmomthedandmom Registered User regular
    I'll post more when I can. Having trouble keeping up with things because of a new addition to the family coming and prep taking up all my time.

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  • thedandmomthedandmom Registered User regular
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    I've been finding myself just doing alot of character concepts lately, with not real plan for them.

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  • thedandmomthedandmom Registered User regular
    youngadventure.jpg another quick concept

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  • WassermeloneWassermelone Registered User regular
    Those are adorable. I think the posing on the guy could be a bit better, it looks a little rigid.

  • thedandmomthedandmom Registered User regular
    Those are adorable. I think the posing on the guy could be a bit better, it looks a little rigid.
    I agree, but I was done messing with it after my power surged in the middle of the picture and then my computer freezing in the middle of the picture making me have to start over completely twice.

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  • thedandmomthedandmom Registered User regular
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    First panel for one of my comic pages. I really like how it looks.

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  • wahaywahay Your Handicapped Hero Cincinnati, USARegistered User regular
    I'm sorry, but these are just too charming for me to handle them.
    I have no idea what to do with all this charm you just dropped on me. <3

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  • thedandmomthedandmom Registered User regular
    wahay wrote: »
    I'm sorry, but these are just too charming for me to handle them.
    I have no idea what to do with all this charm you just dropped on me. <3
    Ha! I'm glad you like them. 'Charming' is certainly not something I've heard to describe my artwork. ^_^

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  • thedandmomthedandmom Registered User regular
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    Something I'm working on for my comic

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  • thedandmomthedandmom Registered User regular
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    And here is what it looks like now

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  • HalenHalen Registered User regular
    That lion is seriously great!

    Draw an egg.
  • thedandmomthedandmom Registered User regular
    Halen wrote: »
    That lion is seriously great!
    I've been getting that a lot. I'm quite proud of him.

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  • thedandmomthedandmom Registered User regular
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    Drew a pirate last night
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    and a sailor moon fanart

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  • Vector99Vector99 Registered User
    You have the tool. You can draw (period). How complex and perfection of any image is just how large you paint it and how much time you invest on it. Its unlimited. Congrats. Now, will you use it on a comic? a book ilustration? Bumper stickers? I am saying about commercial use or intention...

  • thedandmomthedandmom Registered User regular
    Well I've always wanted to work on things like character design and development, but that job market is kinda nonexistent for the area I live and moving isn't an option right now. Currently, I'm doing a webcomic that updates twice a week. I plan on going back and redoing the first two chapters of it now that I've got a style down for it.

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  • KatieKatie Registered User
    Gosh, I love your character designs, especially your fire dragon weilding lady, she oozes awesome.

    One thing I would say is that in three of your drawings you gave your characters a very high left knee. Your stroppy chick with pointy ears (if I ever get sucked into a cartoon world, I wanna look like her, including the annoyedness) has a left leg that bends like rubber which makes her look like she's got a high knee. Your strutting girl in the purple boots and your pirate fella both have very high left knees. Maybe a wandering joint issue?

    I'm going to go try and summon a fire dragon now.

  • thedandmomthedandmom Registered User regular
    Yeah. It's something that I need to work on. I've been noticing that too and I need to work on get out of doing that.

    Also, have some primal mutated deer.
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  • thedandmomthedandmom Registered User regular
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    a couple new pictures. they're redo's of really really really old images from my DA

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    tanya.jpg another piece

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  • HalenHalen Registered User regular
    I really like your style. There's something so endearing about them, particularly their faces.

    My only thing (which sounds odd) is I wonder if your characters could just do with a bit more knees. None of them have them!

    Draw an egg.
  • thedandmomthedandmom Registered User regular
    I think it depends on the style i'm working in really. And what their wearing
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    a couple new pieces

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  • thedandmomthedandmom Registered User regular
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    and here is a tshirt design i made

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    bombardier
  • thedandmomthedandmom Registered User regular
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    And here are a couple more shirt designs.

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    RubberACbombardier
  • thedandmomthedandmom Registered User regular
    That dragon one ^ just got a daily deviation

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  • thedandmomthedandmom Registered User regular
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    I've updated the style for my comic

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  • bombardierbombardier Moderator mod
    I always wonder how threads like this slip under most people's radar. No comments isn't always a bad thing since there aren't any huge glaring issues. Everything is really good! The t-shirt designs stand out more, but that's probably because more time was spent with them, I'm guessing. Even the quicker stuff shows solid skills.

  • ZenfarZenfar Registered User regular
    What a great thread! Each work looks amazing and a like how you change the style up in the last few. You have amazing talent.

  • thedandmomthedandmom Registered User regular
    Thank you everyone. Sorry I haven't been on to post in a while been super duper busy.

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