Oh, sweet, so then you're already doing it. I just thought you were making an example. Well hey, I like it if you like it!
I thought the birds looked like Houou, but then again, a lot of old designs have birds that look somewhat similar even in design, so I figured it was merely a coincedence (plus I didn't like to be that unoriginal).
I'll need to go through your profile gallery in depth at some point. I just had a look real quick yesterday to see what it was moreso than what was in it, seeing as I was overall unfamiliar. But I really liked the thumbnails, so I'm intrigued to see them up close.
As for my own gallery, *lazily waves hand* I'll get to it when I get to it. ¦P But for the record, you're better at more serious looking art than I am. I'm just a cartoonist.
Not shoehorning at all! I'm currently working as an apprentice (both in comic work and tattooing, actually) because money is tight, as always. But hey, one thing at a time. I'm lucky to have really great people I'm working under.. it's just that none of that work required a need for digital resources that weren't already available to me, so I never got around to developing my own digital style and thus strayed towards traditional art.
And thanks! My Kimono girl was just an old doodle that got carried away. I went crazy with some new markers I got (another example of my marker enthusiasm would be my Gliscor) so I decided to try out some new screening techniques. Tbh, I got the bird design from the bottom of a pair of sandles I decided to throw out before winter lmao. But then I turned them into like.. little Ho-Ohs. But yeah, it's old and unfinished and will probably never be finished. Glad it caught your attention though! n_n;
Ah, yes, my albums. Long story there. When I said I've never posted my art anywhere other than PC, I meant it. All of my art goes from my camera, to my PC albums, to my gallery. I don't have Photobucket or anything like that.. so I just used my albums as a conduit to my thread (I think I lose a lot of quality do that though..). Call me old fashioned! But originally, I was doing art for a friend here so I made an Album dedicated to that so he could view my progress any time he wanted. Then I started posting my own original art. So yeah, it's kind of like my draft box to the extent that it's where I decide what goes into my gallery and what doesn't. Anyway, most of my original art is posted in my art album, save a few Latias doodles I think. So my pink girl is in my gallery under "Fables Character". :3
Brother, just post a gallery already. You're breaking my damn heart over here. I know you've got some serious talent, I can just smell it. :o And I'll bet that you've got some real gems stashed away in whatever collection of art you've got hidden. We [on behalf of everyone in A&D] want to see it!
Oh, so that's what the album section in your user profile is for. I never noticed that picture with the woman done in pink. Is that exclusive or was that in your forum thread gallery all along and I'm just really daft?
Also, judging by Derozio's comment, I'm also sort of surprised that you've never had an online gallery prior to this, and yet I find it believable considering I keep about 80% of my art to myself.
Yeah, with the way you draw and handle traditional tools, I'd say you'd be good at tattoo art. Not to shoehorn you into something, of course. You have the capability to go wherever you wanted, really, depending on your motivation. I sort of enjoy being back in school, but I do remember why I was glad to get out of it in the first place. I hate having homework. At least with a job, your work usually ends when you leave the job. Usually.
I meant to point out that I liked this picture, btw, but I don't think I ever said anything about it. I dunno if its because it is new or I was new or what have you...
That's really impressive. I can't really say much more than that, though I suppose I'd specify in that I mean the level of detail in the kimono. Though it looks like it's a WIP. Am I right?
Also, so I'm not junking up your gallery, I like your additional Flygon/Altaria mail time pic and the derpy Pokemon, though I'd probably call them jelly like or ditto-ish more than derpy. :P
Everyone is *that* kind of kid in high school. xD And [most] figure it all out by college. I did the same thing, granted it took me longer. High school was so below me.. but now that I'm well into my 20s and have a better perspective on life, school is the best damn part of my day. But it's great that you have the resources to be able to join a few lectures from Pixar / Disney / any high profile animation company. My expertise falls very short of animation, so I have a harder time identifying with the work load. I'm more of a comic book / tattoo artist with my current skill set. But hey, with the internet, it's never too early to start!
But I digress.
Personally, I feel like you have a grasp on what "mechanically" or "technically" should be done or is good about a particular artist and piece. Whereas I focus more on the emotional side of the spectrum. Maybe it'll be best to just say that our critiquing style compliment each other nicely. :3 But thanks nonetheless! That's really nice to hear! And as always, A&D will get there in time.
In high school, I was one of those kids who couldn't be taught how to draw, haha. You know the type, "I'll do what I want, I'll draw how I want". I only slightly regret it because it was high school, I mean, come on. But it would still be considered a waste because I didn't take it seriously, and just treated it as an easy A... which I think I got a B in because I was so hardheaded.
Then it flipped completely in undergrad studies. That's when I really wanted to learn everything, and wasn't being taught anything. Enough to get started, and some good principles, I'll admit. Rule of thirds and color theory, for example, I learned from university. But I think the drawing and animation program was lacking, mostly in that not enough time was devoted to them. Then again, technically it was a graphic design school. I also ended up missing some classes that I feel I could've really used, like a really cool painting and advanced drawing, as well as 3D modeling because my schedule was all messed up.
That's one thing I like about the internet. It's bridged a lot of gaps between the professionals and the students, and allows for a lot more equal opportunity. I really like to learn first hand from people who work at Disney or Pixar when and where I can, they really have a grasp on traditional drawing. What lessons they give out, I try them out myself, though with a lot less success, but they've been at it for so much longer than me. The nice thing is that it all sticks, even if I don't practice any of it nearly as much as I ought to. I love art books, too. Specially, behind the scenes art books, like "The Making of [film]". I can't get enough of those. In fact, there's a book store next to my dorm I've never bothered to check out. Maybe there's something in there I can find.
Thanks for the comment about helping A & D. I try, anyway. And I've noticed you've been really doing a lot to comment where you can, as well, and I think it's really great. We gotta make that section better, haha. :D I think you're able to express what stands out in a piece a lot better than I can, I'm usually at a loss for words, and everything I say seems really elementary, or at least it does to me. :P
I totally hear you. High school is for learning how to learn. Personally, I'd be a student forever if someone would just pay me for it. :p
But yeah, I'm in the same boat. I've never taken "formal" university level art classes either. I've done a few things here and there-- but they've all been through personal friends. Still, you've got some serious skills and they show in the way you talk. You and Dero have completely overhauled A&D into an active, welcoming place best known for excellent art critiques! n_n;
Nah, not really. My schooling honestly wasn't all too hot. It seemed to lack direction overall, so I did a lot of it on my own time. That's why I know of so many resources. I guess you could say I really went out of my way to learn what I felt like I should know when the professors were just skimming the curriculum. Studying art and learning new things about it, especially that which is used towards animation, is something I still keep on top of, even if I don't use it or have no idea when I'll need it. Can learning be a hobby? I suppose that's what you'd call it, hah.