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Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


Thought I'd post some stuff here. I like me some lines, most of the time with a crowquill and ink, sometimes with a plain ol' ballpoint. All of these are colored digitally but I always start traditional so these are the B+W versions.





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Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


Galileo Fingers posted:


Haven't posted on here for awhile. :P Here's an ink and watercolor fairy.

Beautiful stuff, I digs. Here's a little baby dragon I drew. I made him kind of bird-like because of the supposed evolutionary link between birds and dinosaurs, and dragons are kind of like dinosaurs. Usually use a crowquill but this one was ballpoint.

Edit: Image ain't workin, phooey.

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Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


double post, oops

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Zoben fucked around with this message at Jan 2, 2015 around 02:53

Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


My qatte, I draw she inna ink

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Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


sigma 6 posted:

Woah - what kind of pen? That's some crazy detail!

Thanks. I used a Hunt 102 Crowquill with Black Magic ink for much of it, and for some of the smaller fur detail I used a regular old Uniball Roller pen. I "erased" details like her whiskers out of the black parts with a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen, those are awesome.

Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


Kind of a weird piece, but whatever.

Zoben fucked around with this message at Jan 2, 2015 around 03:19

Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


Snatch

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Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


demon fetus

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Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


Ballpoint and Gelly Roll pen on toned paypa

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Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


sigma 6 posted:

This is great!
Thanks! I'm digging the heightened drawing stuff these days.

Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


Kruxy posted:

Apparently, Higgins and I have different definitions for "Permanent Black Ink"



Black Magic is better. Here's a drawing

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Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


Sculpt

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Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


Frozenpussy posted:

What's the colored material(s) and how is it lit? What's the sculpted material?

It's a weird mixed media thing I've done before. The colored material is glass. I epoxied it to the back of the panel, which is made out of MDF panel that I cut with a jigsaw, then I used sculpy (polymer clay) on top and epoxied that to the MDF panel and filled in the cracks with spackle. It's lit with some little lights I got at Joann's I think, wedding things. I suppose it would be a lot easier if I just made it in Zbrush and got it 3D printed, there would be far fewer imperfections, but I like the tactility of using my hands. I mean, I'm not the best sculptor in the world (I draw a lot more) but these projects are fun! I attached an earlier one I did for a "study on love" show we did here in Madison, where each artist was supposed to create a representation of whatever "love" meant to them. I did an abstract symbol that has two sides joining together.

sigma 6 posted:

This is pretty fantastic!

Thanks!

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Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


snaeksikn posted:

painting progress, acrylics, no reference








That's cool, I dig the colors.

Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


snaeksikn posted:

im calling this one finished. i could spend a fair bit more time on the background but i think i've gotten out of this one what i wanted, time to get some new brushes and start on the next one!



Well done. I do like the updated background better. I have an old painting I have to finish with the same deal, central figure is good but I'm not pleased with the background.

Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


First art of 2016. Cheers

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Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


Autechresaint posted:

Here are two recent pet portraits I did for my Aunts as Christmas presents.
Both are watercolor and gouache. I am trying to move away from using black paint, using color mixing to get richer colorful darks and browns.




Looks nice! Good move getting away from the black, it has its place but you can achieve a greater luminescence by using color in your shading.

(sez the guy who used Black Magic ink in his last post)

Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


Here's a snail mixed with a dragon (a "snailgon") to represent the snail's pace of this thread

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Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


sigma 6 posted:

Did you put pen over pencil in that snailgon piece? Hard to see any pencil marks.

Here is a WIP for a tattoo design.


Super quick bar sketch


I sketched it very loosely in pencil and drew over it with the pen, I don't do tight pencils like a comic book artist might. I just put the utensils in there because it's like an Instagram thing apparently to show your tools in the pic. Personally I like to scan and crop my art so it looks like a finished piece proper for printing, but IG is the best place I've seen so far to get people to see your art so I'm doing as the Romans do. Just gotta hashtag the gently caress outta the posts.

I dig the smoke swirls on that blacksmith design, at first I thought it was Thor and his hair was all flyin' around and poo poo.

Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


Carotid posted:



This is watercolor and brush pen, I used a warm red, cool yellow, and cool blue primary color palette. Pretty happy with the transparency of the color, I've been having trouble laying down layers that were too thick.

Cool. I like that it's designy and iconic with the shapes and colors.

Timelapses are all the rage these days so I thought I'd do one. Maybe you like Bernie, maybe you don't (I do, I'm a big commie hippie liberal), but here's a pen and ink drawing vid I did of him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPF2ZLRbzfw

Finished pic:

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Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


Tsunemori posted:



Acrylic on canvas paper, A3 - 25 Jan 2016
Reference: Thank you Google Image

I used too much white paint yesterday... so decided to go bonkers with substituting values with colours. I went with the mindset of blue = dark, red = mid, yellow = light. Then I went quite abstract with the background (i.e. lazy), then I guess a bit of damage control by spraying too much water. Whoops. Paint felt a bit better today at least.

I dig it. I love paintings where color substitutes value, especially in the tasteful way you used it. The only time it goes bonkers is when you see the Alex Grey wannabes whose DMT-trip paintings are a technicolor mess.

Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


More fun with timelapse drawing. Did Stan Lee this time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfGxlsCrtvQ

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Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


Crypticult posted:

Really like how you add depth just through using lines. This and the Bernie Sanders one are really cool. How long did those take to do?

Gracias. Stan took 5-6 hours and Bernie took 4-5 hours. I'm a hermit so I did those on a couple of Saturday nights instead of going out. "Being social," pssshhh

Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


dog nougat posted:

Good to know. I've advertised that my pieces are for sale on my Instagram. So that's a start I guess.

Storenvy is like Etsy except it's free. I haven't sold much on there but you can hook it up to your Facebook page.

Tagging on Instagram is the best way to spread your work around -- most of the big art pages will only feature boring super-realistic drawings that are essentially 1-to-1 copies of photographs. Many of them are just huge collections of "realistic eye drawings." A lot of those pages sell features though, so for like $3-5 you can reach an audience of thousands to sometimes millions. You can also buy a targeted ad campaign on Facebook for your art page and you'll get more likes. It'd be nice to just be able to propagate your brand through word of mouth but the market is so saturated with art that sometimes you need a boost with advertising.

I'd recommend epingo.com for prints, at least for large-scale. I've gotten lots of 20"x20" matte prints from them that turned out great.

Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


I do the basics and spread the tags around to get as much attention as possible. You can do thirty tags total in a post.

Basics: #art #drawing #illustration #comics #comicbook #surreal #painting #abstract (these depend on your genre)

Specific tags, I switch them up a lot (I'm not affiliated with any of these): #arts_help #art_collective #art_prime #artworld #art_spotlight #artsupporting #artspipl #drawsofinsta #artsanity #artdiscover #talnts #dailyart

Sometimes I throw in a completely unrelated tag so it'll get out to a totally different audience; I tagged the weird comic below with #fitness and a bunch of fitness accounts started following me, haha.

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Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


Galileo Fingers posted:

Love how delicately you handled the wrinkles in the face. I always have so much trouble with them.

Edit: Here's another drawing of a hoverfly. I've kind of been blowing up this thread, I'm trying to be more productive lately.



That's fuckin great. Nice ink work.

Here's a one-eyed cat.

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Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


More ink worship

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Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


Ballpoint, sharpies, no crowquill this time

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.

Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


Here's some linework for an album cover.

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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.

Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


Hitchens portrait

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Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


Posting again in my favorite dead thread

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Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


Avshalom posted:

thank you friend, his name is balthazar



hail kokhabiel

That's super bitchin! Cool style.

Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


pixelbaron posted:











It's finally done.

That's so awesome. Great job!

Drawing:

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Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


I like naming my work like Prince, so this one is called Mortmuration

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Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


Figure drawing with crowquill and ink wash, got kinda trippy with the lines

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Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


I don't do Inktober because I always draw with ink and I usually work on longer-term projects, so I thought I'd do "Leadcember" where I only use graphite (it still looks like pen, really)

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Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


sigma 6 posted:

Huge fan of your style. Very graphic design / tattoo design - ish.

Some Krampus doodles.



Thanks yo! I will post a few more. I've been told by like a million people that I should start being a tattoo artist, even though I'm old an poo poo now. Diggin the Krampus drawings

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