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Old September 2nd, 2013, 06:39 AM
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So a lot of people here know that I sprite, but not a lot of people know that I draw. Fact of the matter is, I do. So here you guys go. Ta-da!!

Two Point Perspective Practice
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Self-Portrait from Oklahoma!
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Still Life in Pen and Brush Pen
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"All Alone"
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"The Wedding"
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Old September 2nd, 2013, 10:54 AM
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your drawings are very nice. i like how you incorporate different shading methods besides regular shading.

i would try to work on regular shading to add some more depth in a couple of them since some of them just look flat like lazor one.

my favorite is the sleeping girl one. i think the proportions and the different shading techniques make it interesting.

keep making more art(: love them.
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Old September 2nd, 2013, 11:51 AM
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What do you mean by "regular shading"? ... Because that's not really a term. Do you mean pencil shading? If so, that's actually a bad thing. (But yes, Lazor drawing is totally flat. It's also very old. xD)
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Old September 2nd, 2013, 12:41 PM
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I am very much impressed by your two point perspective piece. The fact that you were able to get your lines down so well and make it believable is really outstanding. Personally though, I think I like the Sparrow piece the best. It may not have the level of detail that some of your other drawings do, but I feel like the level of emotion you captured is palpable. Also that Jolly Roger. :]

Your crosshatching is great too. It's makes for a really unique style in your drawings. It's pretty clear that you have some classical training in the artistic department! Have you taken classes or is art just a hobby for you?
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Old September 3rd, 2013, 05:35 AM
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Haha, I really like that little sparrow too. Drawing birds is so much fun! And yes, I definitely have *some* "classical" training. I've taken summer and Saturday morning art classes at the Columbus College of Art and Design and I recently took a figure drawing class from a professor of art at American University. (Along with high school art classes and the like.) Hopefully I'll get some further instruction while at college.



So here's something else. I thought it'd be fun to do a "Before and After" drawing. The one on the left is from January 2011 and the one on the right is from August 2013. I must say I'm pretty happy with myself.
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Old September 4th, 2013, 05:56 PM
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Well ... It's been over 24 hours, so bump! Here I have two different takes on an old OC of mine. Perhaps he'll see the light of day again in the future sometime. Who knows!?

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Old September 24th, 2013, 06:02 AM
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Okay. So ... Back! Tried my hand at digital coloring for the first time recently. This was the result.

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Old October 16th, 2013, 06:17 PM
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this shows potential growth, I really liked Self-Portrait from Oklahoma!
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Old October 16th, 2013, 06:22 PM
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Cool... it's Pretty good where did you learn to draw like that
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Old October 16th, 2013, 07:21 PM
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Ah, thank you, the both of you! Uhm ... Practice? I've also taken a few classes at art schools and in high school and the like.

Anyway, I did my school's freshman talent show poster. Ta-da.

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Didn't get in as many details as I want, but I was responsible for printing, and that costs money. So...
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Old October 18th, 2013, 05:05 AM
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That sparrow drawing is class, good job on that.
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Old November 5th, 2013, 07:04 PM
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Thanks the both of you! I have more!!

Here we have a snake done is pastel.
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And here we have a collage piece I did during a figure drawing class I took a while back. I thought I'd hate it, but I ended up really enjoying the minimalism.
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These next two drawings are from the same figure drawing class, but be warned they contain nudity. (Nothing explicit, but things are hinted at.)

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Old November 12th, 2013, 11:19 AM
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I am seeing potential, here. Like early stages of serious development. I'm curious as to how you'll turn out in a few years. But as for the here and now, I'd agree with Alexial. My favorite pieces are both the perspective one, and the sparrow. I admit, I love myself a drawing of a real life bird such as a sparrow, as the source itself is naturally cute. Like hamsters. It reminds me of how Bill Watterson could really draw birds well when the situation warranted.

The before and after shows some nice progress, too. If you want, keep a log (doesn't have to be literal) of what you've done, maybe saving a few of your favorite pieces, and just keep revisiting them. Even in a year's time. If you've been keeping up with it, you should see some progress, and be able to see where your strengths lie.
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Old November 13th, 2013, 02:19 PM
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Mmmm, thanks! That sparrow always gets lot of attention for whatever reason. And yeah, I'm kind of doing that now. Keeping a log, I mean. We'll see how that goes.

Also, I was able to take another figure drawing class, and presumably will every Tuesday now. So wee! Unfortunately getting back in to figure drawing moade was harder than I thought it'd be. But here we have one of the results. (Although the image quality isn't so hot.)

WARNING: Nudity. (Again.)

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Old November 21st, 2013, 06:26 PM
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Old December 5th, 2013, 11:23 AM
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*saddle on up* Oh, indeed it was. Anyway, I come bearing more figure drawings. A lot more.

Once again, warning for nudity.

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Next, we have two pieces from the class after the prior was drawn. Both of these took 40 minutes to draw.
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I personally like the second one better, although I'm not a fan of how I shaded the face. Due to the lighting it was particularly shadowed, but I don't think I conveyed that well.

The next three drawings are from my most recent class, which was on 12/3/2013. This first one was a 20 minute drawing, where I moved away from the shading technique I used for all the ones before it.
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This next one was a 40 minute drawing where instead of inking over pencil, I applied a brush pen straight to the page. I am personally very fond of this one.
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This last one I did in a very similar manner. Unfortunately, I did not get to finish it do to class being let out early. Oh well.
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Old December 13th, 2013, 05:06 PM
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What's that? GFA art that's good for all ages? That's right! Step right up one and all! (Images spoiled for size here, nothing else.)

Here, we have the drawing "Panic!"

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And here we have "Punk Rock Space Buddha." This is poster I made for a friend. Drawn on 11x17 Bristol board. Colored with Prsimacolor Markers and touched up in Paint.net.

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Old December 13th, 2013, 05:46 PM
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Oh wow, you've got some really potent imagery going on in your latest drawings. I'm curious, what inspired the drawing "Panic"? Because it's obviously very powerful and I'd like to know a little more about your state of mind while you were drawing it. If there is anything to say on the matter, that it. Sometimes you don't need to be sad to draw a sad drawing. But if there was something that inspired Panic than I'd like to know! :)
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Old December 13th, 2013, 06:41 PM
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Well, to be honest, it was two things. The first was listening to a lot of "Panic! at the Disco" after seeing them live--which is the superficial reason. The second was me being in a funk about being in a long distance relationship at the start of college. I just didn't know if it was going to be right for me or not.
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