Thread: A few of my pictures

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    Painted from a photo



    Painted from the book Good Faries/Bad Faries



    Drawn from photo



    Done in lead, image from a magic card

    NOne of these are "Retro" or anything, just thought it would be fun to post a few of my things.
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      Skywalker, you're an ARTIST! Those pictures are amazing.
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        Thanks!!
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          I love that Good Faries/Bad Faries one the most, but they are all great!
          I am wowed! *bows down to skywalkersghost*
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            Wow. Definitely liking the dragon picture.
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              Quote by skywalkersghost




              Done in lead, image from a magic card

              NOne of these are "Retro" or anything, just thought it would be fun to post a few of my things.


              ooo!! I know this card!! Penduluk Dragon or something like that, right? You play Magic?

              Your paintings are awesome I stare in awe... and turn green with envy.
              Michaelangelo: Wise man say, "forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for a late pizza".
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                Ah an artist, glad you're taking part here ^^

                I especially like the dragon picture, mostly because dragons are a favorite subject of mine to draw.

                I dont' know if anyone wants a critique or not, although artists usually appreciate it, sometimes they don't. So I'll keep my overly cynical mouth shut.
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                  Quote by Kray
                  Ah an artist, glad you're taking part here ^^

                  I especially like the dragon picture, mostly because dragons are a favorite subject of mine to draw.

                  I dont' know if anyone wants a critique or not, although artists usually appreciate it, sometimes they don't. So I'll keep my overly cynical mouth shut.


                  Oh I don't mind if anybody critique's me, I'm used to it! It will only help me to do better next time. (Just something more constructive than YOU SUCK ) Besides, all of those pictures except for the faries are 10 years old so I've gotten better since then.

                  P.S Thanks for all the nice comments guys! I will post some more stuff when I take some pictures!
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                    Quote by sewage
                    Quote by skywalkersghost




                    Done in lead, image from a magic card

                    NOne of these are "Retro" or anything, just thought it would be fun to post a few of my things.


                    ooo!! I know this card!! Penduluk Dragon or something like that, right? You play Magic?

                    Your paintings are awesome I stare in awe... and turn green with envy.


                    Thanks! I don't remember the dragons name, but I do have lots more magic card drawings, I love the pictures on them. I will be sure to post some more when I get some pictures taken.
                    I used to play magic years ago, I sort of got out of it cause I couldn't afford to keep up with my friends fancy decks. I still have all mine though!
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                      Quote by skywalkersghost
                      Quote by sewage
                      Quote by skywalkersghost




                      Done in lead, image from a magic card

                      NOne of these are "Retro" or anything, just thought it would be fun to post a few of my things.


                      ooo!! I know this card!! Penduluk Dragon or something like that, right? You play Magic?

                      Your paintings are awesome I stare in awe... and turn green with envy.


                      Thanks! I don't remember the dragons name, but I do have lots more magic card drawings, I love the pictures on them. I will be sure to post some more when I get some pictures taken.
                      I used to play magic years ago, I sort of got out of it cause I couldn't afford to keep up with my friends fancy decks. I still have all mine though!


                      lol same here!! They're so expensive I just got new decks for Christmas and am trying to learn to play again. There's sooooo much to do in it though .... pain in the butt. The books are real cool, though. That'd be awesome seeing more Magic drawings
                      Michaelangelo: Wise man say, "forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for a late pizza".
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                        Your stuff is clear brilliant!!! Keep it coming.....'

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                          Wow this stuff feels like it just came out of my dreams

                          Awesome
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                            Quote by mikee_kid12
                            I love that Good Faries/Bad Faries one the most, but they are all great!
                            I am wowed! *bows down to skywalkersghost*


                            I can't agree more.
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                              • 10 years 3 months ago
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                              You're a talented artist, Skywalker. Artwork like this could be worth a lot of money.
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                                AFTER YOU ARE DEAD !!!! HAHA I KID I KID


                                they look amazing keep it up
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                                  Well I said I might critique your work if it was OK with you (constructively of course ), and since I finally have time to hang around my favorite part of the forums again, I'll take a look at them.




                                  Well since I don't know your goals with any of these I'll just state what I can get from what I see. This is a pretty good abstraction for being from a photo. The texture of the wood is pretty realistic and very non abstract, while the two figures are very flat and abstract looking so there's a bit of a clash there. And the solid black shadows are a pretty abstract feature too, one that I think would look really good if it was used everywhere in this piece. I like the solid base colors for the figures, they're particularly strong in contrast to the black shadows which is a neat kind of "Sin City" type of effect. The figures hands are a little too large for the figures body in realist terms. The expression of the figures faces is somewhat hidden but you're able to see their mouths with give some hint of what they're feeling. All in all good technical skills in painting, very nicely rendered.
                                  I'd maybe suggest for improvement sticking with either the abstract idea and running with that or go for the realism bit and go for details but keep the base colors. The piece would look 100 times as strong if the wood was also flat color and black shadow like the figures in my opinion. But still not a bad piece.




                                  Now this looks cool. The colors in the faeries wings is very well done and smoothly blended, and the duller mixture of colors for the faerie's body matches it very well. A strong myriad of pale and vivid color mixtures, but put on a solid black background. Why the solid black? I want to see the ground. And how can we see the faeries? Do they glow or is there light shining on them? Ah well, very intricate figures in this one with the long narrow antennas and fingers giving many points for the eye to follow, but it seems a little out of balance. There should be a third figure to complete the circle. But the perspective is a very interesting choice. It's a little accelerated as if looking through a drop of water, which is an interesting choice, but I want to see more of the background! And the shading, it's kinda flat but not so much that there's no sense of depth. Actually it's a pretty good style for the sake of the story book idea.
                                  So this one is pretty cool, but I want to see more! The missing background is probably the biggest let down. A couple ways to fix that could be to show a glowing aura around the faeries in the painting and maybe add a few lights in the background for some other faeries to exist or maybe soem lightning bugs. Or you could add light to the ground and show us that background draining into the distance and add at least one more faerie to draw a little bit of attention off the initial two faeries. Cause it's a little out of balance to have it on just the first two. I wouldn't do anything to the colors or the perspective or the shading. All of those are good. All in all a good piece but could use a little more.




                                  Ah of course the nude figure. Good thing not too much is being revealed or this might have to be an "adult" thread.
                                  Well the proportions look pretty good. I can't tell exactly how good of a representation this is since I don't have the source, but from where I'm sitting it looks pretty accurate in anatomical proportion. Basically only one thing can be said about this: "contour lines". The lines by themselves are very not realistic and don't represent reality very well. In realistic drawing lines are only created by a difference in value or space, and they're never represented by a simple straight line. They're only represented by the difference in color or shade that the two surfaces have.
                                  So the one thing I can say about this is unless you're abstracifying the figure try the realism approach and don't use any simple lines to represent the figures form. Other than that it looks pretty good.




                                  Ah my personal favorite. ^^ Dragons rock my face off!
                                  Obviously the anatomy is a bit up in the air being that dragons are fantasy creatures, but studying some animal anatomy books can perhaps give some insight to muscle and skelital structures to see if you want to improve on that at all. That will basically cover any shading, proportion, or perspective problems that this may have (which there aren't many of). I'd have to say that the dragon is definately the most impressive thing in this piece. The one thing I see a problem with is the background. It just doesn't look like it had nearly as much effort put into it as the dragon. Many things like color or light and shadow variation would've made it look much better. Because it just looks like a few things slapped on to the dragon picture.
                                  The only thing I can suggest is to add details to the background. Perhaps a more enclosing horizon line to give it a more closed feeling instead of it just running straight across the page. Just not much else I can knock on this one I'm afraid.


                                  Whew, so I guess I have to say nice work but there's always room for improvement. Hope these help in some way. You've got some good talent going on.
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                                    Beautiful artwork!
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                                      Kray I won't quote you as it would take up half the page but I have to say its funny you picked out my biggest thing I have to work on, BACKGROUNDS! The ones you mentioned looking unfinished are a testament to my laziness. Like the faries for instance, I had the figures done, I did a few leaves and was like `This will take forever!' So I slap on black and call it good The lady pic is about 12 years old so I've gotten better at doing figures since then. The first picture of the 2 girls actually looked like that, whoever took it somehow stretched just the hands, the photo is really cool, I wish I knew who did it. Anyway thanks for the comments, everything is helpful! Thanks to evryone else who commented as well!
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                                        totaly rocks....quite your day job and sell your art!!!!
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