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Humboldt Squid
Jan 21, 2006



AAAAAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCCCCEEEEEEEEEEE!
This month's theme is space!

Some places to look for inspiration to start out with
[url="https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=space%20art&rs=guide&term_meta[]=space|typed&term_meta[]=art|guide|word|5&add_refine=art|guide|word|5"]Pinterest[/url]
The future's not what it used to be
Beauty of the cosmos
Just-Space
NASA on Tumblr
70s Sci Fi art

John Berkey

Roger Dean

Chris Foss

Fred Augis

Koyamori

Robrey

Nbekkaliev

Garretaj

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Rondette
Nov 3, 2009

Your friendly neighbourhood Postie.


Grimey Drawer

Woo hoo! I'll be doing SPACECAT every other day, at least

Rondette fucked around with this message at Feb 1, 2016 around 11:53

JamieTheD
Nov 4, 2011

LPer, Reviewer, Mad Welshman

(Yes, that's a self portrait)

Well, it was actually finished on the 30th or thereabouts, and Deep Thingummies only technically come from space, but... Slightly fitting for the theme this month for once?



(An earlier part of the painting process is here, and the big version is on the dA page )

Scathach
Apr 4, 2011

You know that thing where you sleep on your arm funny and when you wake up it's all numb? Yeah that's my whole world right now.




quote:

I feel like I did okay on these. I've been drawing every day for about a month now, and I'd like to hear some critiques about where I am and what I could work on if you have the inclination.

^^^From Rzaz. I know the last thread ended before you got an answer and also I'm absolute poo poo at critiques. But, from what I've seen, you've definitely improved throughout the month. Your hands are decent, and you've got a pretty good idea of the way that skin and weight hangs in different poses. Definitely work on the way fabric falls and moves.

I'll put some space art in this spot tonight. Blasting Mr Oizo and Hell Orbs is a good art practice.

Scathach fucked around with this message at Feb 2, 2016 around 04:49

Sharpest Crayon
Jul 16, 2009

Always Wag. Always Friend. Very Safety.


Clapping Larry

I did these before but I don't think I posted them?
BUT THEY ARE INNN SPAAAACE!




Both of them were requests.

sigma 6
Nov 27, 2004

the mirror would do well to reflect further

Another couple of quick portraits.


dog nougat
Apr 8, 2009

Cawtion Ham


Finally finished this commission piece.
Let's pretend it's in space somewhere on a planet w/ anthropomorphic food.



drat thing took way longer than I would've liked, but it's baller af.
Now to do a bunch more pieces for a show at the end of the month

rzal
Nov 8, 2007



Fun Shoe

Rondette posted:

Woo hoo! I'll be doing SPACECAT every other day, at least

haha great!


Scathach posted:

^^^From Rzaz. I know the last thread ended before you got an answer and also I'm absolute poo poo at critiques. But, from what I've seen, you've definitely improved throughout the month. Your hands are decent, and you've got a pretty good idea of the way that skin and weight hangs in different poses. Definitely work on the way fabric falls and moves.

Thanks! I do feel more comfortable with the figure, but I was really unsure of what to do with the skirts in my last sketches, so I'll concentrate on that in my practice.

Tried my hand at a space man based on the rocketeer.

Scathach
Apr 4, 2011

You know that thing where you sleep on your arm funny and when you wake up it's all numb? Yeah that's my whole world right now.






Mostly finished.

Scathach fucked around with this message at Feb 2, 2016 around 08:15

Humboldt Squid
Jan 21, 2006




90/100

dog nougat
Apr 8, 2009

Cawtion Ham


Scathach posted:



Mostly finished.

This is cool, push the values in the hair and it'll be on point.

Here's some more stuff from tonight. Rough draft of a planned v-day card. Larvae pigs hatching.

Scathach
Apr 4, 2011

You know that thing where you sleep on your arm funny and when you wake up it's all numb? Yeah that's my whole world right now.




dog nougat posted:

This is cool, push the values in the hair and it'll be on point.

Here's some more stuff from tonight. Rough draft of a planned v-day card. Larvae pigs hatching.


Thanks! God I loving hate drawing his hair. Your pigs are cute as hell and I'd love to see them in color.

dog nougat
Apr 8, 2009

Cawtion Ham


Yeah hair sucks rear end to paint. This v-day card will prob only be linework since I've got a show coming up and limited time, so I can knock it out super quick...

Actually, gouache or water colors would be faster than colored pencils. We'll see how motivated I feel tomorrow.

Rondette
Nov 3, 2009

Your friendly neighbourhood Postie.


Grimey Drawer

dog nougat posted:

This is cool, push the values in the hair and it'll be on point.

Here's some more stuff from tonight. Rough draft of a planned v-day card. Larvae pigs hatching.


DRAW THE OOZE



A maxim we can all live by.

gmc9987
Jul 25, 2007


I drew a star wars thing last week, I guess that counts as being on-topic for the thread.



I don't usually draw fanart but there ya go.

EDIT: Humboldt Squid I totally want an Arepa now, thanks for reminding me of foods I can't have anymore. The textures look really awesome!

gmc9987 fucked around with this message at Feb 2, 2016 around 16:56

Sharpest Crayon
Jul 16, 2009

Always Wag. Always Friend. Very Safety.


Clapping Larry

Bunnybutt *draws breath* IIIIIIIIIINNNNNN SPAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaa*squeak*

dog nougat
Apr 8, 2009

Cawtion Ham


Linework inked. Ready for paint. Need to go get paper towels first. Edit: I forgot that micron bleeds with water based media. Oops. Luckily I still have my original heart cutout. Still gonna practice on this piece since I haven't painted in forever.



Sharpest Crayon posted:

Bunnybutt *draws breath* IIIIIIIIIINNNNNN SPAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaa*squeak*



D'awwww, that's super cute.

dog nougat fucked around with this message at Feb 3, 2016 around 01:42

Wowporn
May 31, 2012

HarumphHarumphHarumph


i drew a videogame

sigma 6
Nov 27, 2004

the mirror would do well to reflect further

Scathach posted:



Mostly finished.

All I could think of is Jaron Lanier.

rzal
Nov 8, 2007



Fun Shoe

Good stuff all around y'all.


Today felt productive.


Space related:


other stuff:

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dog nougat
Apr 8, 2009

Cawtion Ham


I forgot how to paint. Oops. Relearning gouache.



It's a bit sloppy since I kinda forgot what I was doing until halfway through.

Edit: should've pushed my values.

Edit 2: gouache is super cool and forgiving to work with. Also synthetic watercolor brushes suck, or at least the ones I have suck horribly.

dog nougat fucked around with this message at Feb 3, 2016 around 07:05

sigma 6
Nov 27, 2004

the mirror would do well to reflect further

Humboldt Squid
Jan 21, 2006



Rondette
Nov 3, 2009

Your friendly neighbourhood Postie.


Grimey Drawer

Yesterday was a bog standard kitty as I was busy




Today is Norman Rockwell's birthday, so, a tribute!

Medenmath
Jan 18, 2003


This is just a quick thing that I did while trying to come up with an actual idea, but here it is anyway.

dog nougat
Apr 8, 2009

Cawtion Ham


You got some real nice line quality.

rzal
Nov 8, 2007



Fun Shoe

Playing around with color.

sigma 6
Nov 27, 2004

the mirror would do well to reflect further

Reene
Aug 26, 2005



I finished a commission. Hooray! I'm not 100% happy with bits of it (the left elf is a bit too masculine, the guy's hand is weird) but I am still pretty pleased with how it came out.



(they are clearly spacegay)

smallmouth
Oct 1, 2009



Medenmath
Jan 18, 2003


dog nougat posted:

You got some real nice line quality.

Assuming you mean me, thanks! I've found that even if I don't really know where or how best to draw a line, trying to draw it cleanly and confidently magically makes things look a little better regardless. Although I do lightly sketch things in pencil before taking a pen to them, so that helps too.

rzal
Nov 8, 2007



Fun Shoe

Working through the design of this character.

dog nougat
Apr 8, 2009

Cawtion Ham


Venetus posted:

Assuming you mean me, thanks! I've found that even if I don't really know where or how best to draw a line, trying to draw it cleanly and confidently magically makes things look a little better regardless. Although I do lightly sketch things in pencil before taking a pen to them, so that helps too.

Yeah totally. Very rarely can I get the results I'm looking for with just a pen... Solid clean lines. However I can shade like a mofo without a guide. It's weird. I guess light is more fugitive or some poo poo.

rzal posted:

Working through the design of this character.



The character's pretty solid overall, except the face. It's pretty generic, cartoonishly exaggerated and lacks any real character to it. Honestly, the face is boring and as such your character becomes uninteresting since we look for faces to convey emotions to us. I admit human-type characters aren't really my forte. I can draw people from life really well, but human characters aren't really my thing.

I'd definitely recommend doing some real-life figure drawing and focus on the face. Heck even drawing your own face would work. An exercise we did in my figure drawing class back in college was to do 300 quick portrait studies over the course of the semester. It was tedious as hell, but ultimately super helpful. Not every sketch has to be great, but try to find an interesting focal point and attempt to draw it well.

The first sketch has serious perspective issues with the face. Giving it a medieval European era sort of quality. It's interesting from an art history perspective given her garb, but i highly doubt it was intentional. The face is drawn from a more or less frontal perspective, but her head is skewed to the side. With an angle like that, you'd see the profile of her cheek bones and her temple area at the very least.

dog nougat fucked around with this message at Feb 5, 2016 around 07:46

rzal
Nov 8, 2007



Fun Shoe

dog nougat posted:

Good stuff

Hey thanks for typing all that out. I definitely need more real life drawing. My process has been to lock myself in my room after work and draw a lot. Which is kinda lacking in feedback. How do you guys find people react when you draw them in public? Is the reaction usually positive?

dog nougat
Apr 8, 2009

Cawtion Ham


They usually get a little weird or uncomfortable when they realize you're staring at them, but I have yet to experience a single person react negatively to me drawing them in public. The difficult thing with staring people in public is that they move around a lot.

Humboldt Squid
Jan 21, 2006



Rondette
Nov 3, 2009

Your friendly neighbourhood Postie.


Grimey Drawer

Today's cat! I didn't think this one would work but it's come out really cute, I think.




I also bought a hideous old 'photo-love' annual from 1982 and am going to try and redraw the strips for a challenge. Here is the start of the epic psychodrama, 'Dangerous Image'...





I'm drawing these straight onto the paper with ink, so some of it looks wonky as gently caress, but that is part of the fun for me.

Scathach
Apr 4, 2011

You know that thing where you sleep on your arm funny and when you wake up it's all numb? Yeah that's my whole world right now.




dog nougat posted:

They usually get a little weird or uncomfortable when they realize you're staring at them, but I have yet to experience a single person react negatively to me drawing them in public. The difficult thing with staring people in public is that they move around a lot.

There's a book I've been meaning to get, think it's called "Urban Sketching" and it's all about doing fast sketches in public places. I'm good with people but I suck at buildings and stuff so I've been meaning to sketch in public but I've always worried about people reacting strangely. I might have to suck it up, take a bus to Bellvue and hang out all day and sketch stuff.

gmc9987
Jul 25, 2007


dog nougat posted:

They usually get a little weird or uncomfortable when they realize you're staring at them, but I have yet to experience a single person react negatively to me drawing them in public. The difficult thing with staring people in public is that they move around a lot.

I had one guy on a train in NY get in my face and tell me to mind my own business and that I should be ashamed of myself, but it wasn't the guy I was drawing- it was just some weird old man who didn't like me drawing other people.

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Sharpest Crayon
Jul 16, 2009

Always Wag. Always Friend. Very Safety.


Clapping Larry

Space witch!

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