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Title: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Jutter on March 07, 2013, 06:04:49 PM
Drawings, paintings, digital or oldfashioned. Here's a place to share it.

Drawing used to be a big part of my life, and because I have a 10.1 inch android-tablet and a bamboo-one drawingtablet for my PC, I decided to buy Sketchbook Pro for both platforms. The android version costs but a tenth of the PC version, but will take more getting used to. It's brilliant for making abstract pieces, even if you've never drawn before. Just combine drawing aids with different special-effects brushes and throw in some mirroring if you want.

I love the flexibility of manipulating seperate layers. Pencil, pen and ink were so messy. And rotationg the canvas (PC version) is great during inking. And you end zooming in and out A LOT.

To get aquainted with the tools I'll likely use the most I watched this tutorial (PC version)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDUWspKT ... NmgbMNijMR (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDUWspKTvt0&list=PLCqoYkvllQgO8kCHNBwQd_MNmgbMNijMR)
and got cracking

-I downloaded a spiderman-sketch, and lowered the opacity to a lighter gray.
(http://http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/204/6/5/Spiderman_Sketch_by_Drezz15.jpg)
-Started a layer on top of that, to do a rough tentative inking job. With digital art you do the inking with a 6B pencil instead of ink. If you've ever done real inking, that might make you giggle.
-Replaced the sketch with a green background (a contrasting colour to make it easier to spot later colouring errors)
-Placed a layer in between the background and the inked Spidey. Because of this I could do a sloppy job filling in the blue, cleaning things up with the hard eraser afterwards.
-A seperate layer on top of that (still underneath the inked Spidey) for the red.
-Locking the transparancy on the two middle layers (the foreground colouring) allows me to apply shading to Spidey, without being able to mess up and colour outside Spidey's body.
-Made the background light blue, and airbrushed in some whites and greys to suggest clouds.

(http://http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu129/jutter2/Spidey1_zps7f65a646.jpg)

-Using the same "lock transparancy" trick I can also make the ink-work look fancier, and plan on improving the background (maybe something with skyscrapers to test out the digital rulers).
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Post by: Jutter on March 07, 2013, 06:14:05 PM
Here's two cartoons I did a while ago using Artrage2

[spoil:3gcvung1](http://http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu129/jutter2/myass.jpg)
(http://http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu129/jutter2/godsbeard.jpg)[/spoil:3gcvung1]
I expect to do better with my new software. Stay tuned.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Jutter on March 08, 2013, 06:07:26 AM
This was a really quick exercise (matter of minutes). No borrowed sketch this time. This one done with the android-version on my tablet, and that means fingerpainting. With the zoom function that's still remarkably flexible.
(http://http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu129/jutter2/530635c5-891a-433b-863c-75661342b86e_zps774f3e58.jpg)

The dog started out as a bland brown sillouette . Again using the "lock transparancy" trick on that layer I added shading (airbrush) and highlights (pencil). On a second layer I drew in the collar, eyes and nose with pencil. Finally I added a background layer, airbrushed in a grey shadow, and picked out a special brush for the colourfull backdrop.
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Post by: WitchSabrina on March 08, 2013, 09:54:26 AM
I draw on paper - with a pencil.  (then I ink it later)



Soooo old.  I'm so old.  :rollin:

(http://http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h321/SabrinaTheInkWitch/91976f46.jpg)
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Post by: Jason Harvestdancer on March 08, 2013, 10:44:30 AM
(http://http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/071/c/5/twilight_elf_by_aynrkey-d4sk71e.jpg)

A painting I did of a woman I am deeply devoted to.  This painting was a present to her.  Oil on canvas.
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Post by: Jutter on March 08, 2013, 11:12:18 AM
Quote from: "WitchSabrina"
Image (http://http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h321/SabrinaTheInkWitch/91976f46.jpg)
How do you make brush&ink, let alone pen&ink look that grainy? I lack the skills for achieving such effects the oldfashioned way.
With my cartoony background, I always end up messing up the proportions on realistic attempts.
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Post by: WitchSabrina on March 08, 2013, 11:29:33 AM
Quote from: "Jutter"
How do you make brush&ink, let alone pen&ink look that grainy? I lack the skills for achieving such effects the oldfashioned way.
With my cartoony background, I always end up messing up the proportions on realistic attempts.

It's called ink by hand - with a nib.  Pointillism or harsh marks...........  You slowly build the darker areas by applying more ink where needed.  Takes a lot of time but the end result is pretty cool.  Ink actually etches into paper based on line and amount.
Also, you *can* paint with ink - make a wash from ink and water.  You layer the same way.

here's ink wash - line work and paint-brushed ink

(http://http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h321/SabrinaTheInkWitch/c89abeb9.jpg)

(When I do children's books - I use wash and colored inks)

99% of what I do is black&white using India ink.

about 50% of my work is drawing tattoos for people prior to them seeing a skin artist.  I have two tattoos to finish today.
Here's one I did awhile back
(http://http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h321/SabrinaTheInkWitch/3443836a.jpg)


I began pen&Ink in 1975
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Post by: Jutter on March 08, 2013, 12:05:48 PM
Frackloads of tiny dots... I should've guessed. Beautiful results though.
Quote from: "WitchSabrina"
Also, you *can* paint with ink - make a wash from ink and water.  You layer the same way.
I've done charcoal drawings, where shading was also a matter of stacking light layers of decreasing size (while squinting a bit less at my example for every next layer).
Also I used to do greetingcard desings (even sold some to Hallmark) where coloured inks were my weapon of choice. -tricks I learned from another greetingcard-designer- After applying masking film (smelly icky rubbery shit) to the foreground, and moistening the tightly taped down sheet of paper, it's colourfull splashy time, blending parts out with a clean dry brush. After that....
...I'm going to miss part of it, but not the waiting for things to finally dry up, having to start from scratch if things go too far astray, or paying through the nose for materials that might go bad before I ever get around to using them. Welcome digital age.
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Post by: Jutter on March 08, 2013, 12:16:07 PM
For those who'd like to take a crack at oldfashioned 40's/50's cartooning style. A google image search for Preston Blair should be helpfull.
Here's how to do a cute character.
(http://http://www.animationresources.org/pics/pbanimation17-big.jpg)
Blair's work was once recommended to me by Wilbert Plijnaar (http://http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1156135/). (That and Sid Fields books on screenplaywriting). This was roughly a year before he got scooped up by Hollywood.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on March 08, 2013, 08:57:58 PM
Back in college I majored in commercial art..did a lot of cartooning, etc.. My dad was an ad exec then sold for Flourographics, artist separated color pre computers.. everything was done by hand with the base line drawing then layered primary colors of mylar, transparency..
I can still hear my dad when he was a dept store ad exec saying, 'Dammit Marty, we don't sell tits and pussy..' I liked drawing naked chicks.. :lol:
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Post by: Jutter on March 08, 2013, 09:23:12 PM
For those who want to feel that joy also; check out these Preston Blair tutorials. Just leave out the clothes...
(http://http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iqCo_8ke0wk/To6TFDr_nSI/AAAAAAAAB_I/9tT-SdiwnPY/s1600/preston_blair_women02.jpg)
(http://http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mlhM2dw1cEY/TnO2LpI0__I/AAAAAAAAV78/R7_qW2X0X7I/s1600/preston_blair_how_to_animate_film_cartoons_8.jpg)
(http://http://magicofmaryblair.com/Images/galleries/preston-blair/IMG_1383.JPG)
(http://http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UlY32X4LE5c/To6TDr5hkWI/AAAAAAAAB_E/_l1UnE38N78/s1600/preston_blair_women01.jpg)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Jutter on March 08, 2013, 11:26:23 PM
If  you have an Android or Apple I-device (smartphone/tablet)... invest a few bucks into Sketchbook Pro, fool around with the tools and brushes, and share your (abstract) doodles. At well under a tenner this is a really powerfull and easy to use art-kit.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: NitzWalsh on March 09, 2013, 04:56:47 AM
I'm not very good, but here's some stuff I did about 8 years ago.

[spoil:1mx0a6ag](http://http://i45.tinypic.com/j770qf.jpg)
(http://http://i49.tinypic.com/4sjtaa.jpg)
(http://http://i47.tinypic.com/2ekkuo5.jpg)
(http://http://i48.tinypic.com/ol5yh.jpg)
(http://http://i49.tinypic.com/xgkzd0.jpg)[/spoil:1mx0a6ag]
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on March 09, 2013, 10:40:07 AM
Dammit.. I was studying anatomy books..no wonder all the girls I drew looked like they'd been cut apart. :shock:
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Jutter on March 10, 2013, 12:21:21 PM
I'm currently also experimenting with doing Alexander/Ross-style landscape painting digitally. Once I get the hang of happy clouds and happy mountains, it's on to happy trees, bushes etc. I noticed the android version of Sketchbook Pro includes one smearing tool... which comes in real handy here.

Also got my hands on the android version of Photoshop. I love how all these uber-powerfull tools are available at well under ten euro. Lot's of manga-style tutorials for Android also. A great opportunity to learn that style.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on June 08, 2013, 05:51:48 PM
Here is a somewhat older drawing I did. (http://https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-SWo7j4CUPKs/Tj4F-0xAFGI/AAAAAAAAAHg/4JMDbMnhboE/w319-h480-no/SAYJr%25243BArchitecturalMemory5-11001.jpeg)
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Post by: Solitary on June 09, 2013, 01:53:58 AM
=D>   I have to say, great work everyone. Bill
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Post by: WitchSabrina on June 09, 2013, 06:59:34 AM
Norse Goddess Hel

(http://http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h321/SabrinaTheInkWitch/65ac48d3.jpg)
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Post by: PickelledEggs on June 09, 2013, 12:22:02 PM
Quote from: "WitchSabrina"
Norse Goddess Hel

[ Image (http://http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h321/SabrinaTheInkWitch/65ac48d3.jpg) ]
That is one of my favorite dieties! Fate AND destruction? How could you get better than that? Good stuff!
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Post by: WitchSabrina on June 09, 2013, 08:04:38 PM
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"
Quote from: "WitchSabrina"
Norse Goddess Hel

[ Image (http://http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h321/SabrinaTheInkWitch/65ac48d3.jpg) ]
BThat is one of my favorite dieties! Fate AND destruction? How could you get better than that? Good stuff!


Glad u like :)
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Post by: Dreamer on June 09, 2013, 09:05:32 PM
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"
Quote from: "WitchSabrina"
Norse Goddess Hel

[ Image (http://http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h321/SabrinaTheInkWitch/65ac48d3.jpg) ]
That is one of my favorite dieties! Fate AND destruction? How could you get better than that? Good stuff!

Eris.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on June 09, 2013, 09:47:43 PM
Quote from: "Dreamer"
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"
Quote from: "WitchSabrina"
Norse Goddess Hel

[ Image (http://http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h321/SabrinaTheInkWitch/65ac48d3.jpg) ]
That is one of my favorite dieties! Fate AND destruction? How could you get better than that? Good stuff!

Eris.
You're saying that you like Eris more? or that The norse goddess of fate and destruction is Eris?
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Post by: WitchSabrina on June 10, 2013, 07:21:35 AM
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"

You're saying that you like Eris more? or that The norse goddess of fate and destruction is Eris?


Eris is the Greek Goddess of Chaos and destruction.  Perhaps she was just pointing out Her favorite.  (?)
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Post by: Dreamer on June 10, 2013, 09:49:26 AM
I was answering your question--how could you get better than that?  lol
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on June 10, 2013, 03:22:07 PM
Lol Yea I guess you're right. Most people don't even know what norse mythology is.

In that case my favorite has always been Zuul. (because Ghostbusters)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on July 02, 2013, 11:33:20 AM
Hey guys, sorry I haven't been too active lately. I've been swamped trying to get this drawing done for a show deadline.[attachment=0:ggqlj9cv]A Time of Defeat72.jpg[/attachment:ggqlj9cv]
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Solitary on August 23, 2013, 12:49:53 PM
Finally! Here is one of my oil paintings. When I can I'll show some more.

(http://i.imgur.com/z7vz4Cq.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/bOaT8S8.jpg)

Solitary
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on August 23, 2013, 01:07:35 PM
Awesome Solitary!  =D>
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Solitary on August 23, 2013, 01:24:24 PM
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"
Awesome Solitary!  =D>

 :-D  Thank you! I'm glad you like it. The ones I show are ones that never sold. I wish I had kept some of them. I had pictures of all of them but they got lost when a virus took them out on my computer, as well as destroying the hard drive. This was way back when there weren't the safe guards we have now. At least I didn't. I'll try and get my some to take pictures of more pieces I have. One is a surreal I did that is the only one I have done. Another is one of my puppies from memory done in, if you are a normal artist, in opaque water colors---And if you are an illustrator designer colors----or if you are a snobbish artist, gouache.  :lol:   Solitary
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Solitary on September 05, 2013, 06:30:38 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/9FHueGw.jpg)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Solitary on September 05, 2013, 07:08:11 PM
This etching is on scratch board, and would be something that Witch Sabrina should try because her ink drawings require the same skill.

(http://i.imgur.com/MKP3mZj.jpg)  Solitary
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Solitary on September 05, 2013, 07:13:56 PM
This is an oil painting on linen. What is different is the mat is trompe L'oell  painted on the linen and not a real mat. The circles on the Indian show that he did the sun ceremony which means he hung from skewers facing the sun until they tore through his chest. The White Buffalo was sacred to the Plains Indians and was called Tatanka.


(http://i.imgur.com/X71ZltO.jpg)  Solitary
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Solitary on September 05, 2013, 07:22:00 PM
This is a picture of my puppy Mojo done from memory while running back and forth to my family room done in designer colors. (http://http://i.imgur.com/hdi8sQh.jpg) Solitary
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Solitary on September 05, 2013, 07:25:21 PM
This is the only surrealist painting I have done in opaque water colors. See if you can see the naked girl.

(http://http://i.imgur.com/pKYa3iZ.jpg)  Solitary
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Solitary on September 05, 2013, 07:27:46 PM
This painting was done from imagination in oil. (http://http://i.imgur.com/Hv81QkZ.jpg) Solitary
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Solitary on September 05, 2013, 07:30:23 PM
This is an illustration done in oil. (http://http://i.imgur.com/Nyq8IA5.jpg)  Solitary
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Solitary on September 05, 2013, 07:33:35 PM
This is the start of the last painting I did in designer colors before I had a pituitary tumor that left me shaking to much to paint anymore.  :cry:  (http://http://i.imgur.com/5vxlLcH.jpg)   Solitary
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on September 06, 2013, 12:48:32 AM
These are amazing, Solitary!  :-D
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Solitary on September 06, 2013, 12:06:32 PM
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"
These are amazing, Solitary!  :-D


Thank you so much!   :-D   I'm glad you liked them. I'm not satisfied with two of them and I want to change them if I can. The one with the prong horned antelopes needs a stormy sky behind it to set off the antelopes better. Sometimes I get lazy after painting a detailed painting. The sky should be like the one with the buffalo in it. I might be able to change it because my shaking wouldn't be so critical to do that and it bugs me that I didn't do it originally. My best work was done at art school but they kept everything. I consider myself more an illustrator than a fine artist.

But I just hate commercial art that burns you out. I was doing 64 paintings a day in dyes doing graphic art with no benefits to make ends meet. I had a terrific boss, but I got bored to death. He asked me to design a new series of paintings, and he asked me to show the other artist how I did them because they could not copy them. That was the most fun I ever had working in any job because it was being creative and original. Unfortunately you can't make money in commercial art unless you sell your soul, and fine art is so hit and miss you need two jobs. I think artist are the most exploited of all jobs you can have.  :evil: Solitary
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Solomon Zorn on September 06, 2013, 08:25:47 PM
That is some beautiful work, Witch Sabrina!

Here is a drawing I did when I used to draw.

(http://s20.postimg.org/dec6zadod/Golfer_Drawing_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Solomon Zorn on September 06, 2013, 08:34:28 PM
I just realized that this thread has more than one page!

Solitary! What gifted work! So very sorry to hear you cant' paint anymore. It's a similar fate that came to Ralph McQuarrie, the painter who designed all the Star Wars look for the original three movies. He has Parkinson's, and can no longer paint.

I especially like the surrealist astronauts (And I do see the naked girl).
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Solitary on September 07, 2013, 12:26:01 AM
Quote from: "Solomon Zorn"
I just realized that this thread has more than one page!

Solitary! What gifted work! So very sorry to hear you cant' paint anymore. It's a similar fate that came to Ralph McQuarrie, the painter who designed all the Star Wars look for the original three movies. He has Parkinson's, and can no longer paint.

I especially like the surrealist astronauts (And I do see the naked girl).

Thanks!  :-D

And I like your pencil drawings that seem to be a lost art. If a person can't draw and make it look like they want, how can they possibly do it from their imagination or paint a picture? Have you tried doing your drawings with different hardness's of pencils? Another good practice is using hard charcoal and making it as light as you can make it and work up to darkness where it needs it.

If you like surrealism check out Dali's paintings below. A man I worked for was better than him in my opinion. When I first went to his house he had a very intricate drawing of a philodendron plant. When I came back when he was done it was a bunch of faces in pointillism for leaves and intertwining geometric designs and shapes. Solitary


(http://http://i.imgur.com/odAzCk2.jpg)


(http://http://i.imgur.com/L7PuP7P.jpg)


(http://http://i.imgur.com/E2Nru1D.jpg)


(http://http://i.imgur.com/miejmVR.jpg)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Solomon Zorn on September 07, 2013, 12:45:20 AM
Quote from: "Solitary"
...If you like surrealism check out Dali's paintings...

If you like surrealism, there's no one better IMHO than H.R. Giger: http://www.giger.cz/ (http://www.giger.cz/) :shock:   :-k  :shock:  8-[

http://http://www.giger.cz/images/image_AlienMonster_IV.jpg
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Solitary on September 07, 2013, 12:54:43 AM
Quote from: "Solomon Zorn"
Quote from: "Solitary"
...If you like surrealism check out Dali's paintings...

If you like surrealism, there's no one better IMHO than H.R. Giger: http://www.giger.cz/ (http://www.giger.cz/) :shock:   :-k  :shock:  8-[


I agree! He's the only artist that has done completely original art in my lifetime. A lot of his paintings are done with an air brush. I wonder what kind of night mares he and Dali had? :shock:  

Well maybe not as original as I thought. Like Picasso said: "Good artist have talent, and great artist copy."  :shock:

They both seemed to be obsessed with sex and death.

(http://http://i.imgur.com/xtTGFfx.jpg)   Dali


(http://http://i.imgur.com/ieHqvn7.jpg)  Geiger
Solitary
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Solomon Zorn on September 07, 2013, 01:42:37 AM
Actually, Giger was good friends with Dali. In Necronomicon, there's a picture of them hanging out together in Dali's garden. 8-)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Solomon Zorn on September 07, 2013, 01:57:04 AM
Here's a drawing I did for a friend's website. It's inspired by H.R. Giger.

(http://s20.postimg.org/6ub20dtbx/Hive_of_Collectibles_Logo_02.jpg)

Here is an original comic book cover I did for a contest at a local comic book store. I did the darkroom work to develop the transparency that overlays the pencil as well:

(http://s20.postimg.org/8jr2ylnln/005.jpg)


Here are some sketches: http://postimg.org/gallery/bwt10ofu/
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Solitary on September 07, 2013, 02:34:41 AM
Well done! Keep drawing and you will find after that you will start to have a photographic memory. All the arts require practice, practice, practice, and more practice. And what is fun is to look at your earlier work and compare the difference. Even if I didn't draw or paint for periods of time I got better just thinking about it. And don't listen to critics because they are usually not artists at all and don't realize it's not like taking a photograph. Solitary
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Post by: PickelledEggs on September 07, 2013, 04:26:45 AM
Awesome, Zorn!

I love Giger.  The comic hero drawings are amazing as well!
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Solomon Zorn on September 07, 2013, 09:16:01 AM
Thanks, guys. The superhero drawings were for an idea I had for a comic book called "New Mutants 2099". The green guy is supposed to be a descendant of Bruce Banner, called "Gamma". The comic book cover was done in pencil in 1992 and then scanned and colored on a computer back in 1996. I did the sketches 20 years ago, at work, when I was on break...mostly. I had a much better grasp of the human figure then than I do now. I couldn't do one very well out-of-my-head anymore. My skills at best have stagnated, and in areas have seriously atrophied over time. I stopped collecting comics, and lost interest in drawing them as well, and began building sci-fi models again (I built them all through my childhood) as a creative outlet. I have built 44 models already this year! 8-)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on September 29, 2013, 03:09:20 AM
Just did a charcoal study. Finished it around 1 this morning.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on September 29, 2013, 09:47:30 AM
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"
Just did a charcoal study. Finished it around 1 this morning.
Pretty damn good. I think the eyes may be a little misaligned to each other, but even so it's 50x better than anything I could make! =D>
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Solitary on September 29, 2013, 12:47:25 PM
Well done pickelledEggs! The eyes look OK to me. Maybe that's why my portraits always had slanted eyes even when they weren't Orientals. I hope my son's Chinese girl friend doesn't read this.  :-$  8-[  Keep those cards and letters coming!  :P   :lol:  Solitary
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on September 29, 2013, 03:28:19 PM
Shit. You're right. They are a tiny bit off. It might be the eye socket on her right eye, because it goes too low.

Either way. Thanks for the compliments AND constructive criticism!  :-D
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Solomon Zorn on October 04, 2013, 03:37:03 PM
I think it's awesome! I thought it was just a trick of the shadows, but now that you point out the eye socket, I see it. But until you pointed it out I didn't notice it. Excellent work.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Solitary on October 05, 2013, 01:10:00 AM
A lot of people do not have features that are picture perfect, and one reason why portraits are so hard to get a likeness. Caricature artist exaggerate this fact when they do a portrait. The drawing may be spot on if it is a good likeness. Even if not it is excellent work.  =D>  Solitary
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on October 05, 2013, 02:26:57 AM
Thanks, guys!  :-D  :-D
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on October 15, 2013, 04:05:40 PM
Hey guys, I did a new progress video with the last day study I finished.[youtube:3n42an8d]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E1EECrj_mI[/youtube:3n42an8d]

Let me know what you think! Be as critical as possible, btw. If something sucks and you think can be done better, let me know your suggestions!
(solitary had a good tip with the last one telling my head was in the way)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Solitary on October 15, 2013, 10:26:22 PM
=D>  Good job! Even when I was able I'm not sure I could do better. I did this type of work when I was going to art school. Faces and the human body are the hardest to draw because if anything is off it stands out like a sore thumb. And yet in order to get a likeness you have to be able to draw what is off on the face and be able to account for it without making a character study. If you can do this good with faces you can draw anything. Another thing that is hard to draw is automobiles, also anything that is foreshorten, like a hand, face, or body. It's nice to see that computer art hasn't stopped people from drawing. If one can't draw he doesn't have the foundation needed for painting. Try transparent water collars first if you want to. Solitary
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on October 15, 2013, 10:58:17 PM
Thanks, Solitary!
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on November 15, 2013, 11:24:00 PM
I found a drawing I did about 20 years ago. I was probably 3 or 4 at the time. Figured I'd share. :rollin:
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on April 18, 2014, 06:00:57 PM
Just finished a new video drawing progression.

It's a bit longer and might take some patience to watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeEdbdpJiNQ
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: GrinningYMIR on May 05, 2014, 07:04:07 PM
If I have a good imagination but horrible hands could I still create good art?

Failing that, does anyone know of any good software programs I could learn to use to create them?
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on May 05, 2014, 08:15:00 PM
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If I have a good imagination but horrible hands could I still create good art?

Failing that, does anyone know of any good software programs I could learn to use to create them?
If you have linux, there is a TON of good free software you can use.
GIMP is a good alternative to Photoshop. (I actually like it a little better) Inkscape is an Adobe Illustrator clone, Blender is 3d modeling software. I'm sure there are more too.

If you go to this website, you can download and burn Ubuntu Studio to a cd and try it. It's preloaded with all the creative software... graphics, audio, video... etc
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: GrinningYMIR on May 05, 2014, 09:42:22 PM
I'm going to try it Pickel, I might force you to look at some of it

YOU WILL SUFFER MUAHAHAH
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Shiranu on June 01, 2014, 07:15:33 PM
Just a little doodle I did today... for my first time trying to make a paisley design, I think it came out okay. Was using those really cheap, crappy pencils that you give little kids, so it's not too refined...

(http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad231/Shiranu3/IMG_20140601_180959_zpsib5az30r.jpg)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on June 01, 2014, 07:19:23 PM
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Just a little doodle I did today... for my first time trying to make a paisley design, I think it came out okay. Was using those really cheap, crappy pencils that you give little kids, so it's not too refined...

(http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad231/Shiranu3/IMG_20140601_180959_zpsib5az30r.jpg)
I like it!
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on September 05, 2014, 12:34:40 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/xlWsrDq.jpg)
Did a quick sketch of Sylla, the Lone Druid from Dota 2
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Solitary on September 05, 2014, 11:10:30 AM
Am I the only one that misses Sabrina the Witch, her drawings, and posts?
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on September 05, 2014, 02:49:00 PM
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Am I the only one that misses Sabrina the Witch, her drawings, and posts?
No I miss her art posts as well as her regular posts...  :(

Sent from your mom

Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on September 07, 2014, 12:18:10 AM
I've been on a Dota 2 Hero sketch kick lately and did 2 more sketches over the last couple days. One of Admiral Kunkka and Lina the Slayer (my favorite hero in the game)

(http://th05.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2014/249/b/3/kunkka_by_stephenyavorski-d7y8p2y.jpg)
(Kunkka)

(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/249/0/0/lina_the_slayer_by_stephenyavorski-d7y7raw.jpg)
(Lina)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on September 20, 2014, 11:20:58 PM
(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/263/7/4/naix_the_lifestealer_by_stephenyavorski-d7zxsut.jpg)

Did another pen and ink sketch of a Dota character. Naix the Lifestealer
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: renasimplified on November 21, 2014, 09:11:05 PM
A comic series I was thinking about.  It's all cutsie.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on November 22, 2014, 12:30:50 AM
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A comic series I was thinking about.  It's all cutsie.
I saw these today. I think they are beautifully done. I feel the emotion radiating from them. Art done from the heart is always my favorite.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on December 12, 2014, 12:09:17 AM
I went to my friend's solo show today, here is the imgur album of the work he did for the show

http://imgur.com/a/SEnnH
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on December 22, 2014, 11:10:25 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/9Is3bTn.jpg)

I drew and framed my christmas present to my dad today.

(yes that is a mini version of me lol)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Solitary on December 25, 2014, 01:24:02 PM
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I went to my friend's solo show today, here is the imgur album of the work he did for the show

http://imgur.com/a/SEnnH
Those are terrific! Thanks for sharing. Solitary
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Solitary on December 25, 2014, 01:28:43 PM
 :super: It's a real pleasure being here and being able to know so many creative artist here, in graphic art and music.   :cool: 
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on December 25, 2014, 01:56:15 PM
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Those are terrific! Thanks for sharing. Solitary
Thanks, solitary!
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on February 06, 2015, 12:03:03 AM
Did a little drawing of my new favorite character in DoTA 2, Naga Siren

(http://th07.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2015/037/7/4/naga_siren_by_stephenyavorski-d8gvqmo.jpg)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: dtq123 on February 06, 2015, 08:17:48 PM
Great show of work!

Might want to color it in, it'd look nice!
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on February 06, 2015, 08:26:54 PM
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Great show of work!

Might want to color it in, it'd look nice!
Thanks, dtq! maybe one day. This was just a quick sketch. Don't want to put too much more time in to it
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on February 19, 2015, 09:46:07 PM
Did a couple skull sketches.

http://stephenyavorski.deviantart.com/art/Skull1-514663675
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2015/050/c/e/skull1_by_stephenyavorski-d8if117.jpg)

http://stephenyavorski.deviantart.com/art/Skull2-514664547
(http://th03.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2015/048/3/4/skull2_by_stephenyavorski-d8if1pf.jpg)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: renasimplified on April 04, 2015, 01:28:52 AM
I was messing around ^_^
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Valigarmander on April 04, 2015, 04:20:32 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/35uZlPN.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/OosToAq.jpg)

I bought a brush pen recently and I've been having a lot of fun trying it out.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on June 17, 2015, 10:34:42 PM
A little something I've been working on

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/twp2MpEKS3uxzFeJUoQP197xgQnM-uXDPffwY_08mbBl=w1234-h925-no)

Still in progress
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Sal1981 on June 18, 2015, 07:55:34 AM
I'm an amateur, so that will show, but anyways I've made a rough acrylic painting of ... something, looks like a black brain, but it's supposed to be abstract or something. Anyways:

(http://puu.sh/itrsZ.jpg)

I will probably try and smooth some parts of the painting out, so it doesn't have such rough edges, particularly the yellow colour.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Mike Cl on June 18, 2015, 09:25:53 AM
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A little something I've been working on

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/twp2MpEKS3uxzFeJUoQP197xgQnM-uXDPffwY_08mbBl=w1234-h925-no)

Still in progress
I would love to have her as a companion in Skyrim!
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Mike Cl on June 18, 2015, 09:26:46 AM
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I'm an amateur, so that will show, but anyways I've made a rough acrylic painting of ... something, looks like a black brain, but it's supposed to be abstract or something. Anyways:

(http://puu.sh/itrsZ.jpg)

I will probably try and smooth some parts of the painting out, so it doesn't have such rough edges, particularly the yellow colour.
that looks as good as the Picasso's I've seen. :)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: dtq123 on June 18, 2015, 11:32:30 AM
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A little something I've been working on

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/twp2MpEKS3uxzFeJUoQP197xgQnM-uXDPffwY_08mbBl=w1234-h925-no)

Still in progress
Holy Shit! THAT is still in progress? This makes my drawings seem like crap! XD
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on June 18, 2015, 08:59:06 PM
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I would love to have her as a companion in Skyrim!
Tell me about it...
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on June 18, 2015, 08:59:31 PM
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Holy Shit! THAT is still in progress? This makes my drawings seem like crap! XD
lol thanks
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Mike Cl on June 18, 2015, 09:47:53 PM
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Tell me about it...
Somebody with the talent you have, you must be able to code, too.  Get with it!
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on June 19, 2015, 12:41:08 AM
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Somebody with the talent you have, you must be able to code, too.  Get with it!
code?

As in code video game software?
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Mike Cl on June 19, 2015, 09:04:31 AM
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code?

As in code video game software?
Yes, in write that game code to get her into Skyrim!  You can do it--I believe you can--I have faith!
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on June 19, 2015, 09:48:14 PM
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Yes, in write that game code to get her into Skyrim!  You can do it--I believe you can--I have faith!
Eh. I'd rather just paint 'em.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on June 28, 2015, 01:39:59 AM
I'm going to call this done for now. I already worked on this more than I wanted to (thank you, OCD) and it's time to work on some new stuff.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/e_lC0MExh5Swptf5-9hu5eMts9txdIIYz2wlzheqL3QL=w1234-h925-no)

Edit: updated image with a fully oiled out one
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Shiranu on July 29, 2015, 04:26:39 PM
(http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad231/Shiranu3/IMG_20150729_152100_zpsyq6p7lz7.jpg)

Today's stress drawing.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Mike Cl on July 29, 2015, 05:13:55 PM
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(http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad231/Shiranu3/IMG_20150729_152100_zpsyq6p7lz7.jpg)

Today's stress drawing.
I like stuff like that.  I call it art.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Solitary on July 29, 2015, 05:39:42 PM
Ink on scratch board etching: (http://i.imgur.com/SPuq66k.jpg)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on July 29, 2015, 06:09:17 PM
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(http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad231/Shiranu3/IMG_20150729_152100_zpsyq6p7lz7.jpg)

Today's stress drawing.
zentangle is the shit. Fun to do and fun to look at.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on July 29, 2015, 06:09:36 PM
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Ink on scratch board etching: (http://i.imgur.com/SPuq66k.jpg)
love it, solitary!
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Shiranu on July 29, 2015, 06:41:51 PM
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zentangle is the shit. Fun to do and fun to look at.


I had no idea that's what it was till today. A waiter saw me working on it, and mentioned that. Long story short, I'm kinda addicted to pintrest now...
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on July 29, 2015, 06:46:48 PM
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I had no idea that's what it was till today. A waiter saw me working on it, and mentioned that. Long story short, I'm kinda addicted to pintrest now...
I'm assuming, but I have a feeling that the name "zentangle" came way after people started doing them. I've actually know a few people that have never even seen a zentangle , but they sort of ... just started doing them. Almost like it's instinctive.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Mike Cl on July 29, 2015, 07:12:11 PM
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Ink on scratch board etching: (http://i.imgur.com/SPuq66k.jpg)
Damn, Solitary--I'm impressed!  Is that guy a member of the family?
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Solitary on July 29, 2015, 11:09:20 PM
No he isn't, he was the Buster Brown mascot I believe. zentangle? This is why I like the forum, I never heard of this before, something new everyday. There are a lot of good artist here, music, graphic art, poets, writers, and probably actors and dancers.  It's so marvelous!  :flowers:
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Mike Cl on July 30, 2015, 09:01:20 AM
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No he isn't, he was the Buster Brown mascot I believe. zentangle? This is why I like the forum, I never heard of this before, something new everyday. There are a lot of good artist here, music, graphic art, poets, writers, and probably actors and dancers.  It's so marvelous!  :flowers:
I quite agree, Sol.  This is a very talented group!  Keeps me on my toes--entertained--and educated.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Deidre32 on August 22, 2015, 01:33:43 AM
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A little something I've been working on

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/twp2MpEKS3uxzFeJUoQP197xgQnM-uXDPffwY_08mbBl=w1234-h925-no)

Still in progress
Love this, nice work!!
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on August 22, 2015, 01:53:57 AM
Oh yeah. I forgot to post the finished/scanned/hi-res image!

(http://pre10.deviantart.net/d584/th/pre/i/2015/187/c/f/nataliewheeler_ram_witch_by_stephenyavorski-d8zyy9e.jpg)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on August 22, 2015, 01:54:19 AM
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Love this, nice work!!
Thank you!! :)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: jonb on August 26, 2015, 04:50:42 PM
An old gif I am quite fond of
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll236/jonber/crab-day-last_zps1aa52dc7.gif)

A gif from hand drawn frames
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll236/jonber/Eric-Laithwaite_zps9mllzssw.gif)

A set
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll236/jonber/gertcha.1_zps4nomttlg.gif)
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll236/jonber/gertcha2_zpspblkke8j.gif)
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll236/jonber/gertcha3_zpsoa6gug25.gif)
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll236/jonber/gertcha4_zps0xecleqn.gif)
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll236/jonber/gertcha5_zpsrep7bua2.gif)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Shiranu on August 26, 2015, 06:25:56 PM
The first one broke my brain, but the other one's are pretty legit :D.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Shiranu on October 06, 2015, 10:31:32 PM
Boredom drawing of the day...

(http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad231/Shiranu3/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20151006_200931_zpsxkdpyqb9.jpg)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on October 25, 2015, 03:12:21 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/QYOlR56.jpg)
Finished my commission finally. It's a lot different from my normal, fully hyper-realistic stuff.

Hi-Res Link (http://imgur.com/QYOlR56)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on November 20, 2015, 06:23:12 PM
Finished a new charcoal drawing. It's 6"x8" and I call it "[DefaultValue(null)]"

(http://i.imgur.com/f7C2niX.jpg)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Shiranu on November 20, 2015, 10:17:23 PM
Four Flowers

(http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad231/Shiranu3/IMG_20151120_211205_zpsazupcvxa.jpg)

I wish I had the talent to do like your's, Pickled... I don't have the hand or eye for the realistic, or even anything nearly as amazing as you can do. Just generic abstract shapes and piling a bunch of simple drawings tightly so it looks more complicated than it is.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Mike Cl on November 27, 2015, 03:29:42 PM
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Four Flowers

(http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad231/Shiranu3/IMG_20151120_211205_zpsazupcvxa.jpg)

I wish I had the talent to do like your's, Pickled... I don't have the hand or eye for the realistic, or even anything nearly as amazing as you can do. Just generic abstract shapes and piling a bunch of simple drawings tightly so it looks more complicated than it is.
Yes, Pickles is very talented.  You and I both agree with that.  But I disagree that yours is not talented.  Most importantly, it must be satisfying on a fairly important level.  Then simply do it for that reason.  And put it on better paper--art paper, for that is what it is.  Art!  And without a doubt!  I really like both of your art and Pickles art.  They are different.  But that is even better.  Do not belittle your talent--enjoy it, practice it and it will grow.  And do not tell me that the crap that Picasso put out was better than either of yours!
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on November 27, 2015, 04:02:13 PM
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But I disagree that yours is not talented.
I agree with that disagreement.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on January 02, 2016, 03:43:55 PM
Something I'm working on right now
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on January 02, 2016, 04:52:56 PM
Here's another I'm finishing up for a commission
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on January 03, 2016, 05:55:43 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CX1H9ktWQAEJrt4.jpg:large)

My present to my brother for christmas. I've been drawing these "Nice Cat" drawings (as I like like to call them) for a while. This is my first more realistic one lol
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on January 07, 2016, 12:41:17 PM
A couple of quick sketches from this morning

(http://i.imgur.com/tf6LxTZ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/WgXBwyb.jpg)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on January 12, 2016, 01:03:56 AM
Commission that I just finished up. The spaceship is the Swrodfish II from the anime Cowboy Bebop(http://i.imgur.com/VROfa6R.jpg)
I'll post again, when I have a scan... after it dries.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on January 14, 2016, 03:00:49 PM
A couple of quick sketches I did yesterday
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wjmRQh7ZMa1EJwakuZPBmTccMYs5B5Xd2UbSUwSUudljlhPiG515GGi1UuQY25M_WusOA=w1920-h1080-rw-no)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/2Nl5sD56g7DESlITE6ppzz1sPZxLSyL8lbsgzwQFhdlutX8IfEebF6XVBm76h43XNteKgg=w1920-h1080-rw-no)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on January 14, 2016, 05:27:37 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/svEUKfN.jpg)

Here's my finished painting of the Swordfish 2
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on February 15, 2016, 07:00:05 PM
Gurren Lagann sketch

I'll do a refined one for Anime Fan Fest to have at the booth I will be

(http://i.imgur.com/2fMQNst.jpg)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on February 27, 2016, 01:31:12 PM
I had an idea for a comic centered around the idea that Satan was just handed the short end of the stick and stuck with the shitty jail warden job.

While I was at barnes and noble last night with some artist friends for a business meeting, I drew some random people (like a total creep... lol) and turned this one guy sitting to the side of me in to the depressed Satan stuck with a shitty job lol

(http://i.imgur.com/uunfVYp.jpg)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Johan on February 28, 2016, 11:13:43 AM
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Four Flowers

(http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad231/Shiranu3/IMG_20151120_211205_zpsazupcvxa.jpg)

I wish I had the talent to do like your's, Pickled... I don't have the hand or eye for the realistic, or even anything nearly as amazing as you can do. Just generic abstract shapes and piling a bunch of simple drawings tightly so it looks more complicated than it is.
It is very common for people to be their own worst critic. It is also very common for people with a some level of aptitude for a particular thing to focus too much on what they're not able to do and therefore allow that to stop them from doing what they are able to do. I see it in artists all the time.

If I had a dime for every musician I've known who stopped writing original material because 'Paul Simon/James Taylor/Bruce Springsteen/you get the idea is so good and I'll never be able to write that well so why bother?' What they fail to see is that 1. even Paul Simon couldn't write like Paul Simon when he only had a few dozen songs under his belt and 2. There are lots of very talented and very valid artists out there who will never be able to do what Paul Simon does yet they still do what they do and the world is a better place for it.

Don't let what you can't do stand in the way of what you can do.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on March 01, 2016, 06:27:10 PM
Quick 30 min drawing I did. (6"x9" charcoal and white pastel on paper)
Trying to get more accurate, while staying loose and doing it things more quickly.
(http://pre09.deviantart.net/e5b5/th/pre/i/2016/061/a/b/annie__1_by_stephenyavorski-d9tpdkd.jpg)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on March 02, 2016, 03:12:43 AM
And shir, I second what Johan says to a "T".

Don't beat yourself up too hard about artwork. When you're evaluating your own work, you should ALWAYS see room for improvement and look for ways to improve the next go-around, but in terms of any piece you just completed, you need to go down this check list:
-Did I do what I aimed to?
-Did I do it to the best of my ability this time?

There you go. A checklist of only 2 things you need to worry about. Always look for things you can improve in your work, but never piss on yourself about it... unless you slack on somethings, like I have done in the past. There have been a few things that I half-assed and I felt pretty bad about half-assing... But other than that. Never regret anything lol
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on March 02, 2016, 07:18:48 PM
QT figurine that I sculpted and hand painted for Anime Fan Fest

(http://i.imgur.com/XbAt4tt.jpg)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on March 07, 2016, 01:21:38 AM
Did this in about an hour. (http://pre10.deviantart.net/ed20/th/pre/i/2016/066/9/8/erika__1_by_stephenyavorski-d9ucb0p.jpg)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on March 08, 2016, 07:35:52 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjEhe78cNfE

Sorry for overloading this thread with posts. Been working pretty hard. I recorded the last drawing and made a video of it. Let me know what you think of it please!
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: gentle_dissident on March 08, 2016, 10:07:11 PM
Thumbnails from a recycled notebook that's refilled with scrap paper. That makes it 4.25 X 5.5.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/androidlove/Arts%20and%20Crafts/Image6_zpsdrlbmekc.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/androidlove/media/Arts%20and%20Crafts/Image6_zpsdrlbmekc.jpg.html)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/androidlove/Arts%20and%20Crafts/Image4_zpslctmjuiu.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/androidlove/media/Arts%20and%20Crafts/Image4_zpslctmjuiu.jpg.html)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/androidlove/Arts%20and%20Crafts/Image5_zpskl0rej6b.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/androidlove/media/Arts%20and%20Crafts/Image5_zpskl0rej6b.jpg.html)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/androidlove/Arts%20and%20Crafts/Image1_zpscxaqmkri.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/androidlove/media/Arts%20and%20Crafts/Image1_zpscxaqmkri.jpg.html)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/androidlove/Arts%20and%20Crafts/Image2_zpsy162bcax.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/androidlove/media/Arts%20and%20Crafts/Image2_zpsy162bcax.jpg.html)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/androidlove/Arts%20and%20Crafts/Image3_zpsgydnv7sx.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/androidlove/media/Arts%20and%20Crafts/Image3_zpsgydnv7sx.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: gentle_dissident on March 08, 2016, 10:18:39 PM
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Four Flowers

(http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad231/Shiranu3/IMG_20151120_211205_zpsazupcvxa.jpg)
Have you drawn on wood? Burnt wood? Colored wood? Cut wood into interesting shapes?
I'm just saying, I have a place on my wall. Wish I could afford it.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Shiranu on March 15, 2016, 02:45:28 PM
Receipt paper doodle...

(http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad231/Shiranu3/0315161324_zpsa01za0ls.jpg)

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Have you drawn on wood? Burnt wood? Colored wood? Cut wood into interesting shapes?
I'm just saying, I have a place on my wall. Wish I could afford it.

I have not. The closest to anything like that so far is that I would like to make a shillelagh and a walking stick from the oak trees where I grew up.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: gentle_dissident on March 15, 2016, 04:56:04 PM
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I would like to make a shillelagh and a walking stick from the oak trees where I grew up.
I hope to see it. I hope you preserve your art. Your strokes have amazing flow. Could make amazing dough.

I scored a wood burner from the seventies with the accessories in the box. I haven't yet punished it like I've done other collectables. They truly don't make em like they used to.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Shiranu on April 09, 2016, 12:53:29 AM
Loses a bit of detail over the picture :\.

(http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad231/Shiranu3/IMG_20160408_234742_zpsmyyu4lqw.jpg)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Bluewind on April 09, 2016, 06:05:12 AM
Hi! This is my first post outside of my intro. I hope yall don't mind, but I wanted to make a positive atheist symbol showing the importance of now and trying to enjoy life like this is all we have. This is what I can up with.  It's a stylized broken infinity symbol (sorry for the bad pixelation).
(http://i66.tinypic.com/1411hs5.jpg)

Also, a little creepy showing eyes opened (perhaps just a black dot instead?)
(http://i63.tinypic.com/103626v.png)
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Post by: Mike Cl on April 09, 2016, 10:38:59 AM
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Loses a bit of detail over the picture :\.

(http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad231/Shiranu3/IMG_20160408_234742_zpsmyyu4lqw.jpg)
Peter Max (and Yellow Submarine), move over!  Love it!
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: gentle_dissident on April 09, 2016, 04:22:31 PM
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Loses a bit of detail over the picture :\.

The image displays 1944 x 1944 if I click the image here, then click the zoom icon at Photobucket, and then right-click > view image (in FF).

My GF and our daughter flipped out over this. I like it as well. Is this closer to the original perspective?
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/androidlove/Image2zb_zps1ievqebv.jpg)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Johan on April 09, 2016, 07:14:49 PM
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Loses a bit of detail over the picture :\.

(http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad231/Shiranu3/IMG_20160408_234742_zpsmyyu4lqw.jpg)
Have you ever considered going into commercial art?
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Mike Cl on April 09, 2016, 07:45:27 PM
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Have you ever considered going into commercial art?
I'll second that!
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on April 09, 2016, 08:31:01 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160410/ada43afd998e2da283a1269e6ec5ee3b.jpg) sketched a guy on the subway tonight and turned him in to a cat haha

-Sent from your mom

Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: gentle_dissident on April 10, 2016, 01:27:19 AM
This is a compilation of scary doodles from work when I was answering phones for a living.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/androidlove/Arts%20and%20Crafts/carton.jpg)

To lighten the mood, here's a Prismacolor doodle I did at that job.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/androidlove/Arts%20and%20Crafts/horse.jpg)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on April 10, 2016, 01:29:51 AM
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This is a compilation of scary doodles from work when I was answering phones for a living.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/androidlove/Arts%20and%20Crafts/carton.jpg)

To lighten the mood, here's a Prismacolor doodle I did at that job.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/androidlove/Arts%20and%20Crafts/horse.jpg)

I love that first batch lol
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on April 13, 2016, 10:13:15 PM
Quick sketch of Hitchens
(http://i.imgur.com/XqLaPAe.jpg)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: AkiraTheFighter on April 13, 2016, 10:50:23 PM
Here's a nice ZEO Ranger Green splash art I did in 2013:

(http://img08.deviantart.net/6e0e/i/2015/288/8/b/ohgreen_zeo_ranger_4_splash_art__by_akirathefighter24-d9d65hk.jpg)
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Post by: PickelledEggs on April 13, 2016, 10:53:43 PM
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Here's a nice ZEO Ranger green splash art I did in 2013:

(http://img08.deviantart.net/6e0e/i/2015/288/8/b/ohgreen_zeo_ranger_4_splash_art__by_akirathefighter24-d9d65hk.jpg)
nice
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: AkiraTheFighter on April 13, 2016, 10:57:38 PM
^Thanks. :D And it was all done digitally, 1st on paint and then on photoshop.

One of my hand drawn arts:
(https://igcdn-photos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t51.2885-15/e35/12751254_179896119049242_405025842_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=MTE5MDg1NzIwNTg5NzMyODA2Mw%3D%3D.2)

Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Mike Cl on April 13, 2016, 11:25:06 PM
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Quick sketch of Hitchens
(http://i.imgur.com/XqLaPAe.jpg)
Did anybody ever tell you that you should be an artist?   
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Post by: PickelledEggs on April 13, 2016, 11:25:41 PM
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Did anybody ever tell you that you should be an artist?   
It actually never crossed my mind. lol
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: AkiraTheFighter on April 21, 2016, 11:55:14 AM
Something I drew last year. It's an older version of Katsuya Jounouchi from Yu-Gi-Oh!:

(http://pre05.deviantart.net/66c1/th/pre/i/2016/112/8/6/older_jounouchi_vistis_the_mall__by_akirathefighter24-d9ztk5z.png)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on April 22, 2016, 06:08:15 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160422/cde57f7f21d9dad513d8f5a8b71d2a0d.jpg) a sketch I did of a medic from Starcraft
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160422/e3b4163addecb1512b022ff0d44bee10.jpg)
Working on a drawing of Guts from Berserk.

-Sent from your mom

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Post by: AkiraTheFighter on April 22, 2016, 07:49:18 PM
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(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160422/cde57f7f21d9dad513d8f5a8b71d2a0d.jpg) a sketch I did of a medic from Starcraft

Reminds me of Metroid.

(http://img00.deviantart.net/ea4c/i/2016/113/6/c/dimitri_the_sheep_from_perfect_strangers__by_akirathefighter24-d9zz86v.png)

I decided to draw Dimitri the stuffed sheep toy from the TV show Perfect Strangers.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on April 22, 2016, 09:47:55 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160423/03ab1c583ff6d344d36de6f5c8c0edb7.jpg)here is the finished drawing.

-Sent from your mom

Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on April 27, 2016, 03:41:43 AM
A dog commission that I'm working on
(http://i.imgur.com/SUr6q7O.jpg)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on May 03, 2016, 11:19:45 PM
Drawing I did of a scene from Rurouni Kenshin: Tokyo Inferno (the live action film).

(http://i.imgur.com/JXimdQt.jpg)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: AkiraTheFighter on May 06, 2016, 10:44:31 AM
^Awesome work. I love Rurouni Kenshin.

Here's an art I did while listening to Hello Greedo, It's a Storm Trooper/Hollow Ichigo Hybrid:
(http://img09.deviantart.net/42fa/i/2016/121/d/f/ichigo_trooper_by_akirathefighter24-da0x97e.jpg)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on May 16, 2016, 03:27:12 AM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160516/49604a1ca5dfcf272e419d29721548b0.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160516/d9cc4d3857e303e544d4dd05d2dcd41f.jpg)
A couple of the drawings I did of my friends an the convention. My friend Roberto, who I already knew and my friend I made there, Jess. Each done in about 2 hours

-Sent from your mom

Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Shiranu on May 28, 2016, 11:13:58 PM
Not my most impressive piece, but easily the most significant and personal. I almost didn't share it, but since you are all strangers that's okay...

"Two (Strangers) Parting"

(http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad231/Shiranu3/IMG_20160528_210357_zps1t0cig8o_edit_1464491322447_zpsmz0igdmc.jpg)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on May 28, 2016, 11:50:02 PM
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Not my most impressive piece, but easily the most significant and personal. I almost didn't share it, but since you are all strangers that's okay...

"Two (Strangers) Parting"

(http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad231/Shiranu3/IMG_20160528_210357_zps1t0cig8o_edit_1464491322447_zpsmz0igdmc.jpg)

Almost looks like a fabric study, but when you look at it closer, you see it's people holding hands. I like it.
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Post by: Mike Cl on May 29, 2016, 09:31:51 AM
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Not my most impressive piece, but easily the most significant and personal. I almost didn't share it, but since you are all strangers that's okay...

"Two (Strangers) Parting"

(http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad231/Shiranu3/IMG_20160528_210357_zps1t0cig8o_edit_1464491322447_zpsmz0igdmc.jpg)
How would you know???  You don't like any of the pieces you do.  Yet you keep doing them.  Just fess up and tell us you like doing what you're doing.  And keep doing it--I like it quite a bit!
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on May 29, 2016, 01:04:33 PM
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Just fess up and tell us you like doing what you're doing
qft
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Shiranu on June 01, 2016, 01:50:23 AM
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Yet you keep doing them.  Just fess up and tell us you like doing what you're doing. 

I guess I do enjoy doing them, but the problem is the tend to come from, especially the pieces I have worked on the last couple of days, a very painful place inside me that I have to find some outlet to release... to the point I don't even necessarily enjoy doing them, they are something I have to do to try to keep my sanity.

That one was done with both feelings... both love and hurt. Love in that it was a visualization of my memory of holding her hand, of the side of her body as we laid next to each other (hence why it's only the side and not her full body or face)... but hurt in that it was done on the last day I think I will ever see her. And that's why I (poorly) tried to kinda convey they are walking separate directions, but I didn't do as good of job of that as I really wanted.

My main hope is that I can someday find someone and something that makes me happy enough to do art simply as a way to express predominately just positive emotions that I am not able to really say in words because my brain won't allow me. That drawing was my way of trying to say how beautiful I found lying next to her and getting to share life, if even briefly. That's what I want the majority of my art to reflect.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on June 01, 2016, 02:53:09 AM
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I guess I do enjoy doing them, but the problem is the tend to come from, especially the pieces I have worked on the last couple of days, a very painful place inside me that I have to find some outlet to release... to the point I don't even necessarily enjoy doing them, they are something I have to do to try to keep my sanity.

Story of my life, right there. Most of my work was spawned from a moment of pure stress/frustration/depression. Not all, but most. Art is expression. You're doing it right. Keep doing it and you'll get better at communicating your expression in the voice that you like best.

(https://media3.giphy.com/media/esZGs2BiaIJcA/200_s.gif)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Johan on June 01, 2016, 06:50:43 AM
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My main hope is that I can someday find someone and something that makes me happy enough to do art simply as a way to express predominately just positive emotions that I am not able to really say in words because my brain won't allow me.
Is there a mirror in your house? Because looking for what you're looking for anywhere else is anything but healthy.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Mike Cl on June 01, 2016, 09:11:08 AM
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I guess I do enjoy doing them, but the problem is the tend to come from, especially the pieces I have worked on the last couple of days, a very painful place inside me that I have to find some outlet to release... to the point I don't even necessarily enjoy doing them, they are something I have to do to try to keep my sanity.

That one was done with both feelings... both love and hurt. Love in that it was a visualization of my memory of holding her hand, of the side of her body as we laid next to each other (hence why it's only the side and not her full body or face)... but hurt in that it was done on the last day I think I will ever see her. And that's why I (poorly) tried to kinda convey they are walking separate directions, but I didn't do as good of job of that as I really wanted.

My main hope is that I can someday find someone and something that makes me happy enough to do art simply as a way to express predominately just positive emotions that I am not able to really say in words because my brain won't allow me. That drawing was my way of trying to say how beautiful I found lying next to her and getting to share life, if even briefly. That's what I want the majority of my art to reflect.
I am not an artist.  But I've known a couple.  Your description above is the 'text book' wording for why an artist is an artist.  You see your work with different eyes than anybody else can.  Why?  Because you  see the piece as a imperfect rendition of the picture you have of it in your brain.  You compare the piece in the real world with the perfect piece in your head that none can see but you.  I see the piece and think it wonderful--emotive, suggestive, and visually stimulating.  I think striving for that perfection done with your hands is what keeps you wanting (having to) do art.  I wonder how you would react if you ever reached that goal??

Don't destroy any of your work--not until a third party has seen it.  And don't stop because you think you are inferior than other artists.  Keep it up--I may be a poor judge, but I like your work.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: gentle_dissident on June 01, 2016, 12:51:11 PM
I've worked out emotions in many artistic ways. I move on from those emotions, perhaps because of the art, but I also move on from the art. I want my art to speak for humanity's fondest wishes, but it often speaks of my personal struggles.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on June 04, 2016, 07:17:49 PM
New commissioned charcoal drawing is complete.

(http://i.imgur.com/PCVoGs3.jpg)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on June 06, 2016, 09:30:12 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160607/8bc3b003f5179ff219c4b7857aa33801.jpg)a little doodle I did today.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on July 10, 2016, 05:34:29 PM
(http://pre08.deviantart.net/0b36/th/pre/i/2016/192/b/a/system_encrypted_by_stephenyavorski-da9mnxc.jpg)


New painting

8"x10" oil on panel
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on August 07, 2016, 04:42:53 AM
(http://img15.deviantart.net/2d62/i/2016/220/b/8/system_wipe_by_stephenyavorski-dad21yf.jpg)

I finished a new drawing

I call it "System Wipe"
it's 6"x9" done with black and white charcoal on paper
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Shiranu on October 13, 2016, 07:12:32 PM
(Very) Rough draft of an Elephant I am going to do for a coworker who likes elephants. Trying to incorporate more Indian motifs into this one than my normal. Might also look at some Thai wats and art, see if anything useful there.

(http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad231/Shiranu3/IMG_20161013_162917_zps9puth6cr.jpg)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on October 13, 2016, 10:45:21 PM
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(Very) Rough draft of an Elephant I am going to do for a coworker who likes elephants. Trying to incorporate more Indian motifs into this one than my normal. Might also look at some Thai wats and art, see if anything useful there.

(http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad231/Shiranu3/IMG_20161013_162917_zps9puth6cr.jpg)
Cool. How big is it gonna be?
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on January 04, 2017, 03:11:02 PM
(http://img07.deviantart.net/2039/i/2017/004/8/4/obfuscation_by_stephenyavorski-dau7tz8.jpg)

Here is a new drawing I finished up

It's a 5"x4" black and white charcoal drawing, I call "Obfuscation"
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on February 14, 2017, 06:32:39 PM


(http://img08.deviantart.net/4fdb/i/2017/045/3/9/random_access_memory_by_stephenyavorski-daz395o.jpg)

New drawing
4"x6 black and white charcoal drawing
"Random Access Memory"
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Draconic Aiur on April 30, 2017, 06:29:35 PM
So I finished my 3rd art project with a drawing/painting on the required theme of Social Responsibility with the subject of the Dakota Pipeline and I thought it was good for a beginner. Critiques?

Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Draconic Aiur on April 30, 2017, 06:33:56 PM
Now i look at it again I curse my shitty camera for the blasted blur and not getting the grey color of the snake.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Mike Cl on April 30, 2017, 07:01:28 PM
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So I finished my 3rd art project with a drawing/painting on the required theme of Social Responsibility with the subject of the Dakota Pipeline and I thought it was good for a beginner. Critiques?
Your best work that I've seen!  And it far outstrips anything I could do.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Shiranu on May 17, 2017, 03:01:52 PM
Sharpie and tissue paper project while slow at work... about 16 hours to do.

(http://i.imgur.com/J13sVQe.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/IWoZHTx.jpg)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Shiranu on July 05, 2017, 07:34:07 PM
Two pictures of my latest work project... done 2 inbetween this one and the last one, but gave them to coworkers.

(http://i.imgur.com/ZNgrTBE.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ifrJ2yC.jpg)

Once I finish a couple more of these, and hopefully on more professional canvas, I'm going to contact several of the local coffee houses' curators and see if I can get my work featured. Also starting to try to work on my social media game & influence so I can start selling prints.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Mike Cl on July 05, 2017, 08:15:34 PM
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Two pictures of my latest work project... done 2 inbetween this one and the last one, but gave them to coworkers.

(http://i.imgur.com/ZNgrTBE.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ifrJ2yC.jpg)

Once I finish a couple more of these, and hopefully on more professional canvas, I'm going to contact several of the local coffee houses' curators and see if I can get my work featured. Also starting to try to work on my social media game & influence so I can start selling prints.
I am impressed, Shiranu!  Great work.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Cavebear on July 06, 2017, 02:15:16 PM
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Two pictures of my latest work project... done 2 inbetween this one and the last one, but gave them to coworkers.

(http://i.imgur.com/ZNgrTBE.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ifrJ2yC.jpg)

Once I finish a couple more of these, and hopefully on more professional canvas, I'm going to contact several of the local coffee houses' curators and see if I can get my work featured. Also starting to try to work on my social media game & influence so I can start selling prints.

If you put me in jail, with equipment, to get out when I completed a corner of that, I couldn't.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Shiranu on October 13, 2017, 12:56:33 AM
Stupa 1 - Very abstractly, it became a stupa rising out of the jungle covered in prayer flags, with plant overgrowth on it, with a holy mountain peeking out of the clouds on the left and a flower-like sun overlooking it all. All together, spent about 8 hours drawing it, but that was at work so realistically closer to 4, on 8 1/2 by 14 paper.

Spoiling Day 1 & 2 just to keep things tidy.

Day 1

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Day 2

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Day 3 - A few more mandala like side-bits to the stupa, the entire flower-like sun, and then after work about an hour on the sky inbetween the two.

(https://i.imgur.com/0QQXMVK.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qSoClD0.jpg)

Will be framing it and giving it to one of my coworkers, making it the first piece I have given to someone else, hence the main reason I am sharing it here.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Cavebear on October 18, 2017, 04:39:05 AM
When are they up for sale?  I can admire what I can't do.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Shiranu on January 23, 2018, 07:38:38 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/QsEAAvk.jpg)

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When are they up for sale?  I can admire what I can't do.

I actually just saw this post...

Honestly, not sure. Right now I am trying to build up a collection, and then figure out how to go about getting prints made... and then probably setting up an etsy or something. I'm really just kinda fumbling along and hoping I do something right at the moment.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Cavebear on January 27, 2018, 12:06:40 PM
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(https://i.imgur.com/QsEAAvk.jpg)

I actually just saw this post...

Honestly, not sure. Right now I am trying to build up a collection, and then figure out how to go about getting prints made... and then probably setting up an etsy or something. I'm really just kinda fumbling along and hoping I do something right at the moment.

Patterns fascinate me. 
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on February 25, 2018, 02:20:38 AM
Been doing these quick oil portraits. Each of these took about an hour - 2 hours

(https://i.imgur.com/Brfbmoe.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/zRam0T8.jpg)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on February 25, 2018, 02:21:28 AM
Not sure why it posted it so huge.....
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Cavebear on February 25, 2018, 04:38:32 AM
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Not sure why it posted it so huge.....

No problem.  I found that if I clicked and held it moving left, I saw the whole image.  Nice!
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on February 26, 2018, 08:04:07 AM
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No problem.  I found that if I clicked and held it moving left, I saw the whole image.  Nice!
ok Awesome
Thanks!!
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Shiranu on March 23, 2018, 07:43:24 PM
My version of Seven Lions' logo (still in progress, it's going to be mirrored... top filled in around, bottom just filled in within the logo)...

(https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29570811_1679446578765939_1489007997158021814_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=600fd4df093ef4f317f3908338d6bd9e&oe=5B3ED8A9)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Cavebear on March 30, 2018, 12:56:03 AM
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My version of Seven Lions' logo (still in progress, it's going to be mirrored... top filled in around, bottom just filled in within the logo)...

(https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29570811_1679446578765939_1489007997158021814_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=600fd4df093ef4f317f3908338d6bd9e&oe=5B3ED8A9)

I love all the small details.  Are those free hand?
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Shiranu on March 31, 2018, 07:21:36 PM
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I love all the small details.  Are those free hand?

Yep.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Cavebear on April 08, 2018, 02:44:18 AM
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Yep.

I am impressed.  I can barely draw a straight line free hand.  But I was a fine mechanical engineer in high school.  I loved isometrics.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Shiranu on April 12, 2018, 03:00:23 PM
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I am impressed.  I can barely draw a straight line free hand.  But I was a fine mechanical engineer in high school.  I loved isometrics.

Had to look it up, but that is pretty cool. I really like 3d artwork and need to start incorporating it more into my stuff.

Latest drawing, going to be seeing this artist (Slushii) in two weeks and am trying to start a collection of drawings for all the concerts I go to.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/H7oBjLqIuqevyVNmzhooPGVw_rRX3ad_Ah9FqzNvo30T0ejqcZTFdLHINeMuKIfQs9_3JtmzSgSgcFq7ClLMcHkrr2G9dTR9lkCKZMthWAFEH4t2Rm93VMxjPzuODikeTQLoVKJPrrqVfo-HCf50JZpqC10r8s0dqCyT6SOPC8Gov2qgb_6uKy-lioYOq5a25l1ZGYpTsdCpNTQKEVB-YvihNRJ8ri6F_01b1vpsby_CPA36aV4kKOZy3Ou1-NgooYEQ5I8hCxcTOzmu5e7KkOmizWRfjvzdYAvSvMPfVTg_6_H-tekdgiWOBkt-x3WmRfiz_Et2BKTFsVCuXctljc4be-A-VqdrGfBrwZ0UNg2fW1gXiQSzFe3C-i9bdoC2HbpFeZ5G05YHAa3VqSANvOmo7uEusTi-M1vLtzBVF7dK_O-2_nGNBiuBzbgq7fPv8dyxVYdo2ss8f5uhjL_dGX_Ja9rOPCKupcZPG5GAPHGHYzMRUzKi_4rQuW1_SE5LEoM1mBywqxeaMjJhqIxN-8anUsnsUWoqLOlmx378O0ZwpJk5KPH8ss7j9YfVgUsDjHzq3xcdVZYvW7chWLKQ4dhy6TGfgZU7xXfP7Os=w497-h662-no)



(his real logo)

(https://images.shazam.com/artistart/a202493602_s400.jpg)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Cavebear on April 12, 2018, 09:38:20 PM
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Had to look it up, but that is pretty cool. I really like 3d artwork and need to start incorporating it more into my stuff.

Latest drawing, going to be seeing this artist (Slushii) in two weeks and am trying to start a collection of drawings for all the concerts I go to.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/H7oBjLqIuqevyVNmzhooPGVw_rRX3ad_Ah9FqzNvo30T0ejqcZTFdLHINeMuKIfQs9_3JtmzSgSgcFq7ClLMcHkrr2G9dTR9lkCKZMthWAFEH4t2Rm93VMxjPzuODikeTQLoVKJPrrqVfo-HCf50JZpqC10r8s0dqCyT6SOPC8Gov2qgb_6uKy-lioYOq5a25l1ZGYpTsdCpNTQKEVB-YvihNRJ8ri6F_01b1vpsby_CPA36aV4kKOZy3Ou1-NgooYEQ5I8hCxcTOzmu5e7KkOmizWRfjvzdYAvSvMPfVTg_6_H-tekdgiWOBkt-x3WmRfiz_Et2BKTFsVCuXctljc4be-A-VqdrGfBrwZ0UNg2fW1gXiQSzFe3C-i9bdoC2HbpFeZ5G05YHAa3VqSANvOmo7uEusTi-M1vLtzBVF7dK_O-2_nGNBiuBzbgq7fPv8dyxVYdo2ss8f5uhjL_dGX_Ja9rOPCKupcZPG5GAPHGHYzMRUzKi_4rQuW1_SE5LEoM1mBywqxeaMjJhqIxN-8anUsnsUWoqLOlmx378O0ZwpJk5KPH8ss7j9YfVgUsDjHzq3xcdVZYvW7chWLKQ4dhy6TGfgZU7xXfP7Os=w497-h662-no)



(his real logo)

(https://images.shazam.com/artistart/a202493602_s400.jpg)

Well, given tools, I can design and then build.  But people who can "draw" amaze me.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: SGOS on April 14, 2018, 11:23:18 AM
One of PickelledEggs'

It was to big to view the whole thing, so I downloaded it and resized it to see the whole drawing of "Default Value."  Good work.
(https://i.imgur.com/OaD32YN.jpg)
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on April 15, 2018, 01:50:58 AM
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One of PickelledEggs'

It was to big to view the whole thing, so I downloaded it and resized it to see the whole drawing of "Default Value."  Good work.
(https://i.imgur.com/OaD32YN.jpg)
Thank you, SGOS. I really appreciate that. I actually just recently got that one back from the museum in Spain
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on April 15, 2018, 01:55:16 AM
The school I teach at had an open house today and they were short a model for my friend's demonstration. I sat in and was on the opposite side of the easel for once lol

(https://i.imgur.com/yt6LpBm.jpg)

This is his drawing of me
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Cavebear on April 15, 2018, 03:11:15 AM
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The school I teach at had an open house today and they were short a model for my friend's demonstration. I sat in and was on the opposite side of the easel for once lol

(https://i.imgur.com/yt6LpBm.jpg)

This is his drawing of me

I like the glasses, nose, and mouth.  Well, done.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: PickelledEggs on April 15, 2018, 12:43:41 PM
Yeah, he's a great artist and a great friend
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: SGOS on April 15, 2018, 01:32:21 PM
I took a couple of art classes in college.  I wasn't very good, but we had to do a charcoal of a living model.  She didn't take her clothes off.  It was a 101 level class.  But I did get her shape right and her position, and I was even thinking I had done a particularly good job, although I could never draw a face, except for maybe the smiley face icon.  So I just drew the shape of her head, and left the face blank.  But it still looked OK to me, like the face was left blank for artistic effect, rather than as evidence of incompetence.  It was done on one of those large size pads like the ones in PickelledEggs' photos.  When I turned in, I managed to tear off a corner, but the drawing was still intact.

Later, the art department had a student art show, and I was surprised to see my charcoal on display.  It was just stapled to a huge display board in amongst a bunch of other paintings, sculptures, etc of other student's work, still with the torn corner, like it was a throw-away, but something the art department salvaged from a pile of discards.
Title: Re: Draw and paint Thread (2.0)
Post by: Cavebear on May 02, 2018, 03:37:37 AM
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Had to look it up, but that is pretty cool. I really like 3d artwork and need to start incorporating it more into my stuff.

Latest drawing, going to be seeing this artist (Slushii) in two weeks and am trying to start a collection of drawings for all the concerts I go to.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/H7oBjLqIuqevyVNmzhooPGVw_rRX3ad_Ah9FqzNvo30T0ejqcZTFdLHINeMuKIfQs9_3JtmzSgSgcFq7ClLMcHkrr2G9dTR9lkCKZMthWAFEH4t2Rm93VMxjPzuODikeTQLoVKJPrrqVfo-HCf50JZpqC10r8s0dqCyT6SOPC8Gov2qgb_6uKy-lioYOq5a25l1ZGYpTsdCpNTQKEVB-YvihNRJ8ri6F_01b1vpsby_CPA36aV4kKOZy3Ou1-NgooYEQ5I8hCxcTOzmu5e7KkOmizWRfjvzdYAvSvMPfVTg_6_H-tekdgiWOBkt-x3WmRfiz_Et2BKTFsVCuXctljc4be-A-VqdrGfBrwZ0UNg2fW1gXiQSzFe3C-i9bdoC2HbpFeZ5G05YHAa3VqSANvOmo7uEusTi-M1vLtzBVF7dK_O-2_nGNBiuBzbgq7fPv8dyxVYdo2ss8f5uhjL_dGX_Ja9rOPCKupcZPG5GAPHGHYzMRUzKi_4rQuW1_SE5LEoM1mBywqxeaMjJhqIxN-8anUsnsUWoqLOlmx378O0ZwpJk5KPH8ss7j9YfVgUsDjHzq3xcdVZYvW7chWLKQ4dhy6TGfgZU7xXfP7Os=w497-h662-no)



(his real logo)

(https://images.shazam.com/artistart/a202493602_s400.jpg)

Sorry about the isometrics reference.  It was natural to me.  We all know what we know.  LOL!