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Carotid
Dec 18, 2008



Practicing some negative space painting, definitely some room for improvement:

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heavy liquid
Jan 3, 2008

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

Carotid posted:

Practicing some negative space painting, definitely some room for improvement:



Very nice, I like your composition and colors. Is it watercolor?

Carotid
Dec 18, 2008



Yes, it's based on an exercise in Gordon MacKenzie's "Complete Watercolorist's Essential Notebook." All of my recent paintings have been very fixed with bold lines and solid colors, so I felt the need to practice something different and more fluid.

HungryMedusa
Apr 27, 2003

Sometimes you want to ride the roller coaster twice and you don’t wanna wait in line.


Wowporn posted:

my friend got me some really nice prismacolor pencils for christmas and I don't really know how to use them yet but I drew a pokemon she likes because it was a very nice gift



my scanner loving murdered the texture of this, are there any settings/filters I can change to make colored pencil scan better? I don't really want to spend like half an hour blurring parts to fix the insane contrast

Art is tricky to scan on a desktop scanner. If it can go to a higher dpi, try that. If it is scanning in a preset mode for "photos" or something, try a different preset. I have an Epson and switch it to "professional mode" which makes the scanner not apply those presets which are usually for either photos or documents. Then I scan at at least 300dpi. It looks like your scanner is applying extra contrast, if you can find a way to stop it doing that, I think the details between the blended colors will come out.

Here's a Halloween drawing I did in colored pencil and scanned. The contrast in the moon is messed up; I think desktop scanners just aren't the best at picking out detail in heavy contrast areas.

Carotid
Dec 18, 2008



More watercolor and metallic Sharpies:

Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


Ballpoint, sharpies, no crowquill this time

Wowporn
May 31, 2012

HarumphHarumphHarumph


do crowquills actually get nice to use if you buy nice expensive ones, every time I've tried one I hated it they were always so spattery and would skitter around on the bristol and drip ink. That looks nice although I would recommend using a non sharpie felt tip since they tend to bleed worse than say a pilot felt tip

Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


Wowporn posted:

do crowquills actually get nice to use if you buy nice expensive ones, every time I've tried one I hated it they were always so spattery and would skitter around on the bristol and drip ink. That looks nice although I would recommend using a non sharpie felt tip since they tend to bleed worse than say a pilot felt tip

I've used crowquills for like 25 years. Regular Hunt 102 tips. Paying more doesn't increase the quality of the line. I haven't had problems with spattering since I was 14 or so. It has to do with technique and not the equipment.

I only used Sharpies on that drawing for the larger dark areas, the rest was ballpoint.

Wowporn
May 31, 2012

HarumphHarumphHarumph


Zoben posted:

I've used crowquills for like 25 years. Regular Hunt 102 tips. Paying more doesn't increase the quality of the line. I haven't had problems with spattering since I was 14 or so. It has to do with technique and not the equipment.

I only used Sharpies on that drawing for the larger dark areas, the rest was ballpoint.

cool maybe ill try them again someday, p sure those are the exact ones i\I've got in a box somewhere

I drew this a while ago but never posted it in here

Munoma
Jul 9, 2008

by zen death robot


Wowporn posted:

cool maybe ill try them again someday, p sure those are the exact ones i\I've got in a box somewhere

I drew this a while ago but never posted it in here



Makes me think of Messhugah.

Forgive my ignorance but Bathomet right?

Wowporn
May 31, 2012

HarumphHarumphHarumph


Munoma posted:

Bathomet

Scrubba dub dub, Baphomet in the tub

goodness
Jan 3, 2012

When the light turns green, you go. When the light turns red, you stop. But what do you do when the light turns blue with orange and lavender spots?


Doing an Art Everyday Challenge, on Day 20 now. I've always wanted to have a way to express some creativity, its been great so far






Munoma
Jul 9, 2008

by zen death robot


Wowporn posted:

Scrubba dub dub, Baphomet in the tub

Eek, my fault.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc98u-eGzlc

Carotid
Dec 18, 2008



More watercolor:

Munoma
Jul 9, 2008

by zen death robot


Carotid posted:

More watercolor:



Is this supposed to be something?

What is the story behind the art?

goodness
Jan 3, 2012

When the light turns green, you go. When the light turns red, you stop. But what do you do when the light turns blue with orange and lavender spots?


Carotid posted:

More watercolor:



I love this! Inspired me to do something water related for my art tonight



Watercoloring on label paper is a fun change of pace

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Carotid
Dec 18, 2008



Munoma posted:

Is this supposed to be something?

What is the story behind the art?

No story, just made it up as I drew.

dupersaurus
Aug 1, 2012

Futurism was an art movement where dudes were all 'CARS ARE COOL AND THE PAST IS FOR CHUMPS. LET'S DRAW SOME CARS.'

I'm not resolving to do more drawing this year, but I am resolving to take more of what I do draw beyond the sketchbook



I might be closer to building that bottle jack press than I thought I was...

Carotid
Dec 18, 2008



Still on an ornate ladies kick:



Good lord, Daniel Smith watercolors are SO vibrant

JuniperCake
Jan 26, 2013


Carotid posted:

Still on an ornate ladies kick:



Good lord, Daniel Smith watercolors are SO vibrant

Daniel Smith is the absolute best brand.

Carotid
Dec 18, 2008



Sodalite genuine is great for hair:

landgrabber
Sep 12, 2015


New to the hobby, so I'm not putting M.C. Esher to shame, but here are my two things I'm happy with.





I like charcoal a lot - it's like graphite but way more fun and way more visually appealing.

Carotid
Dec 18, 2008



More ladies:





I'm dipping my toes into mixing skin tones. I think I'm starting to figure it out. Definitely need more value though.

dupersaurus
Aug 1, 2012

Futurism was an art movement where dudes were all 'CARS ARE COOL AND THE PAST IS FOR CHUMPS. LET'S DRAW SOME CARS.'

Back on the printmaking wagon

smallmouth
Oct 1, 2009



dupersaurus posted:

Back on the printmaking wagon



These are really cool and would make really neat playing cards.

dupersaurus
Aug 1, 2012

Futurism was an art movement where dudes were all 'CARS ARE COOL AND THE PAST IS FOR CHUMPS. LET'S DRAW SOME CARS.'

smallmouth posted:

These are really cool and would make really neat playing cards.

In that vein, I've been thinking I should tackle tarot cards as a theme.

Avshalom
Feb 14, 2012

by Lowtax




coq

Carotid
Dec 18, 2008



That's a nice coq you got there

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

If it wasn't for disappointment,
I wouldn't have any appointment.


Grimey Drawer

I painted a Wolfman.



Acrylics on canvas, sketched in with paint. I watched some videos on how Van Gogh painted and tried the techniques with this.

I used this as my source.

I already see some problems, like the hair on the back of the head around the collar, but any advice would be appreciated. I love acrylics, but I'm still very new to this medium. I usually stick to watercolors for my ink drawings.

Avshalom
Feb 14, 2012

by Lowtax


Carotid posted:

That's a nice coq you got there
thank you friend, his name is balthazar



hail kokhabiel

Carotid
Dec 18, 2008



Avshalom posted:

hail kokhabiel

Love your style, great job.

More watercolor:



dupersaurus
Aug 1, 2012

Futurism was an art movement where dudes were all 'CARS ARE COOL AND THE PAST IS FOR CHUMPS. LET'S DRAW SOME CARS.'

Still on a printing roll. Found some old drawings that were calling out for the treatment. Inching ever closer to building that bottle jack press.


Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


Here's some linework for an album cover.

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Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

Zoben posted:

Here's some linework for an album cover.




Cool.

Where do you get started on something like that and how long did it take?

FunkyAl
Mar 28, 2010

Your vitals soar.



here is an oil painting i have in progress!!!!! wowzer

Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


Mister Kingdom posted:

Cool.

Where do you get started on something like that and how long did it take?

Thanks! It was 18" x 18" so it took some time to lay out and do the pen work (I use a dipping crowquill and ink). Probably took me...three weeks or so? Outside of work and school? I don't keep track.

I just got contacted from this band from Scotland since they saw the cover I did for the band Droids Attack. Word of mouth stuff. They had some specific ideas about the imagery so I was using those in addition to blending in my weirdo linework.

Archer666
Dec 27, 2008




I've been drawing stuff and playing Nier Automata lately.

Beelzebub
Apr 17, 2002

In the event that you make sense, I will still send you to the 7th circle.

Small oil painting I finished not long ago based on my Wood Elves illustration for Magic the Gathering. It's about 6x6 inches.





Here is the original digital illustration Wizards used for card art.

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atomicthumbs
Dec 26, 2010


We're in the business of extending man's senses.


pretty happy with my first and second relief prints ever, respectively


Pursuit (1978) Redux by Devin Wilson, on Flickr


Uncontained Turbine Disc Failure by Devin Wilson, on Flickr

(first one is a woodcut, second one's a linocut)

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Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

If it wasn't for disappointment,
I wouldn't have any appointment.


Grimey Drawer

Those are both excellent, good poo poo dude

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