Post by Gamemusicfreak on Oct 8, 2005 14:26:46 GMT -5
Oh man, sorry to hear that. I don't know what it is about the game, I just love it to death, for me it was an awesome experience. I get really nostalgic feelings when I listen to the soundtrack. Those were the days for me, when that game came out as well as Final Fantasy III (VI).
woah, you guys look very experianced... ive been drawing for a while now, but I mostly use it to express ideas I have for characters (just their designs and stuff). I like to go into detail as much as a I can, but I never try realy hard to make it look amazing... mostly because ive hard trouble with proportion, especially if the character is in a pose of some sort (not just standing). Probably unlike most people, I like to draw things that arent people, like places using 2 or 3 point perspective or vehicles, probably cuz i just find it easier and i feel im better at it. For example, personaly i feel that the best work ive done so far was in my Grade 12 art class, which was totaly hand drawn and coloured (using charcoal, paint, pastel, etc)
three of my Grade 12 pics are there.. but they were too big so i had to take a pic of all 3 at once with my digital camera and post that.
and you wont find any fanart there. I draw to express my ideas in designing things, so I try to find my own style (which some tell me seems to be becoming a hybrid of many popular japanese game styles) and try to be as original as I can.
well, not all of my stuff is there... most of it is still in my sketch book waiting to be scanned... which i will do this weekend, for sure. Ive only just started learning photoshop in january, but im working on something right now (my first attempt) and will probably be done before monday.
so, im curious, all of you great artist here, whats your background? i mean, how long have you been drawing, did you guys take classes, when did you start, etc.
im 18 and ive been realy drawing for about 6 years, before then i just loved to doodle (draw crappy, 5 second scribles of favorite video game characters) or I just sketched drawing out of gaming magazines for fun, i guess that tought me a lot... ive realy only seriously gotten into it with art classes and stuff at the beggining of 2004, when I got my first sketchbook.
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Post by Gamemusicfreak on Feb 10, 2006 19:11:17 GMT -5
Hey, thanks for posting your blog! I really enjoyed checking out some of your work! A lot of nice work there! It ALWAYS inspires me when I check out the work of another artist. For me, there has been an internal desire to draw for as long as I can remember. Growing up I was always drawing something, and loving to do it. I'm 27 now, and am pretty much self taught. The things I enjoy drawing most are comic book/anime characters.
All of my figure drawing "skill" came from hours and hours of practice, and studying human anatomy. I do enjoy doing things like life drawing and still life, but I don't feel as good as when I'm drawing heroic figures or my own characters.
As of right now I haven't attended any art school, but anything is possible. I have chosen this year also as the year I will try to break into the comic business, as that is my dream job. I am just getting into PC coloring, and I still prefer to do coloring by hand, but I think a lot of the PC coloring work people do looks really cool. I truly hope you'll continue to pursue drawing if you enjoy it!
btw, for anyone that cares, ive updated my msn space with some more of my pics ive made from 2005. Actualy, thats all of 'em from that year (well, out of the ones im willing to share). Most of them were done before I started going to college, so that means none of them are photoshoped/coloured.
Post by Gamemusicfreak on Mar 26, 2006 15:07:58 GMT -5
Hah! Thanks! I was trying to go for a Version of Adol that was more like the old PC Engine style, but at the same time drawn in my way. I'll admit I didn't do the armor the way I normally would have, so I'll work on that, stay tuned!
cool adol! the only real negative i'd have to say about it is that the shade on his chin doesnt blend in too well (i liked how you did it with the superman pic though), thats just realy the immidiate first thing i noticed... it just seems kinda difficult to tell where exactly the lightsource is located. otherwise, i like how you're style has a nice distinctness to it. also, and not that it's a problem (im just pointing it out), adol seems to be missing his sword for once odd seeing him without one for once
oh, and seldane... big thanks for the comment on my msn space
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amazing feena! if i had to point out anything negative about it, it'd be the wrist/hand... but I know how difficult that can be to get right (especialy if done in such a short time...) i like how the clothing has all those folds and stuff, nice work (especialy cuz it was done in a such short time! lol). and, imo, adol's looking a lot better, gmf. the black armor reminds me of when I got bored in college, opened up a Ys VI official Adol artwork in photoshop, and made Adol the Blue, Adol the White, and Adol the Evil by adjusting all the colours. it was fun... seeing how bored i was at the time
ive realy grown more of a liking for B&W or inked work than ever before. heh, ive tried colouring and photoshop and i cant seem to get things right... maybe its in how i scan or prepare my work for photoshop because the lines always come out messy (like, if you zoom in, the black lines have mixed shades and dirt. its difficult to use a marker without making bloches too) and theres "dirt" everywhere which i try my best to erase out. even then, so far ive only learned cel shading and im not happy with how things come out. ive had better results with pencil crayon, actualy. I probably just need more work with it, but what ive done so far doesnt realy motivate me to try again... ill probably put my attempts up on my blog sometime. but i might leave one out cuz it was REALY horrible im surprised i still got a passing mark (which i also handed in late because I couldnt live with my first attempt and then tried all over again, which was only slightly better)
anyways, for some reason i always enjoy looking at b&w work a lot, as much as i like drawing it. shading with pencil or ink also gives it quite an edge and a sense of realism. also, ive been thinking of trying more charcoal work...