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1N5AN3's art thread/ 2nd first post 2008-12-26 02:01:56 Reply

Renaenae gently informed me that my first post was breaking the rules (thanks for the soft letdown Renaenae :) ), so this will be a coontinued thread of my works, starting with the first drawing with my new tablet, which my g/f was kind enough to buy me for christmas :). It's a somewhat stylized version of what is referred to in the tattooing world as a "Sacred Heart", although the meaning has moved far beyond it's original Catholic roots.

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Response to 1N5AN3's art thread/ 2nd first post 2008-12-26 02:44:26 Reply

the image overall looks nice, the eye im not so thrilled about though.

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Response to 1N5AN3's art thread/ 2nd first post 2008-12-26 04:08:59 Reply

If I may ask, what don't you like about the eye? Here's another one, perhaps this one'll match your tastes a bit more?

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Response to 1N5AN3's art thread/ 2nd first post 2008-12-26 04:18:21 Reply

At 12/26/08 04:08 AM, 1N5AN3 wrote: If I may ask, what don't you like about the eye? Here's another one, perhaps this one'll match your tastes a bit more?

ummm, i think its the outline, i think you should make it dark red to match the heart, it would give it a more of a "the eye is attached to the heart" rather than "the eye is in front of the heart"

maybe add some light and shadow around it too?

and the second one looks delicious lol

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Response to 1N5AN3's art thread/ 2nd first post 2008-12-26 04:22:52 Reply

LOL Yeah, Corn dogs rock. As for the eye, I can see what you mean. Traditionally speaking, I was trained as a tattoo artist, so this is a new medium for me, especially in terms of freehand stuff. In tattooing, you want everything to have a very defined outline.

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Response to 1N5AN3's art thread/ 2nd first post 2008-12-26 04:41:41 Reply

At 12/26/08 04:22 AM, 1N5AN3 wrote: Traditionally speaking, I was trained as a tattoo artist, so this is a new medium for me, especially in terms of freehand stuff. In tattooing, you want everything to have a very defined outline.

well thats understandable. however, with a new mediums come new rules. me being a painter, im having a tough time adjusting to digital art myself, but you have to do what you must to achieve that which is always out of reach i suppose.

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Response to 1N5AN3's art thread/ 2nd first post 2008-12-26 04:48:01 Reply

Yeah for sure. :) Guess we'll learn as we go along, won't we?

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Response to 1N5AN3's art thread/ 2nd first post 2008-12-26 04:51:56 Reply

At 12/26/08 04:48 AM, 1N5AN3 wrote: Yeah for sure. :) Guess we'll learn as we go along, won't we?

yep, and in the end it wont be enough, never is, but thats just fine.

anyway ill catch u later man, i think 2:00am is a bit passed my bedtime XD

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Response to 1N5AN3's art thread/ 2nd first post 2008-12-26 04:53:52 Reply

Hey, never having enough is half the fun. G'night.

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Response to 1N5AN3's art thread/ 2nd first post 2008-12-27 05:46:12 Reply

OK, for those who haven't seen or heard of The Red Thread, this was originally created for that, but I liked it enough to keep it in my running art thread.

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Response to 1N5AN3's art thread/ 2nd first post 2008-12-27 05:48:24 Reply

wow that looks awesome!


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Response to 1N5AN3's art thread/ 2nd first post 2008-12-27 05:50:21 Reply

Hey thanks man. I'm doing a lot of screenprint style designing right now, so this fits right in. I may use it on a shirt someday.

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Response to 1N5AN3's art thread/ 2nd first post 2008-12-27 06:45:42 Reply

At 12/26/08 02:01 AM, 1N5AN3 wrote: It's a somewhat stylized version of what is referred to in the tattooing world as a "Sacred Heart", although the meaning has moved far beyond it's original Catholic roots.

Really interesting, albeit kind of sloppy. But that gives it a really stylized look. This looks pretty familiar, but what i really like is how you framed the goofy heart thing with the starburst and the clouds. great use of color!

At 12/26/08 04:08 AM, 1N5AN3 wrote: If I may ask, what don't you like about the eye? Here's another one, perhaps this one'll match your tastes a bit more?

Kinda phallic, isn't it? I don't like this. The colors clash real hard. The starburst in the back looks funked up. And why ad a highlight to the gold on top, but no shadows on the dog itself? Keep working on that tablet handwriting too!

At 12/27/08 05:46 AM, 1N5AN3 wrote: OK, for those who haven't seen or heard of The Red Thread, this was originally created for that, but I liked it enough to keep it in my running art thread.

Yeah, this is Really Cool. Symmetrical images like this rock! And it's great to explore monochromatic compositions sometimes.


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Response to 1N5AN3's art thread/ 2nd first post 2008-12-27 14:32:11 Reply

At 12/27/08 06:45 AM, ArtistJ wrote:
Really interesting, albeit kind of sloppy. But that gives it a really stylized look. This looks pretty familiar, but what i really like is how you framed the goofy heart thing with the starburst and the clouds. great use of color!

Thanks. This was my first time using a tablet, so I still hadn't quite gotten used to it. LOL I still don't feel quite used to it.


Kinda phallic, isn't it? I don't like this. The colors clash real hard. The starburst in the back looks funked up. And why ad a highlight to the gold on top, but no shadows on the dog itself? Keep working on that tablet handwriting too!

The corn dog was a running joke at the tattoo shop I was working at a couple of years back. The idea was, if you wanted a free tattoo, you could get a corn dog tattoo. I did try to add in some shadows at the bottom of the dog, but I don't think they were dark enough. Also, the mustard (which is what's supposed to be on top) should be a little glossier than the dog itself. Maybe I'll pull that drawing out and add a drop shadow.


Yeah, this is Really Cool. Symmetrical images like this rock! And it's great to explore monochromatic compositions sometimes.

Yeah, I wanted to try to work on subtler coloring and shading, as I usually use a lot of bright colors, but next to never create pieces that are subtler, which creates a more mellow feeling. Looking at my drawings to date, you might think I was taking
way too much Xanax lol.

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Response to 1N5AN3's art thread/ 2nd first post 2008-12-28 00:36:33 Reply

At 12/27/08 02:32 PM, 1N5AN3 wrote: Thanks. This was my first time using a tablet, so I still hadn't quite gotten used to it. LOL I still don't feel quite used to it.

yeah, when I bought my first tablet 3 years ago, it took me almost 6 months of practice before my tablet skills even compared with my mouse skills. About 6 months ago my mini 4x6inch wacom died from being plugged in and unplugged at the usb part too much during art school, and I've been tablet less ever since. but this summer I'm gonna buy a huge tablet for like, more than half a grand.


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Response to 1N5AN3's art thread/ 2nd first post 2008-12-31 05:50:30 Reply

ArtistJ: I think I'm going to save up for one of those Walcom Moniter/Tablets... They're awesome...

Anyways, here's my first attempt at a serene wallpaper. It's derfinitely not my best, so any advice for improvement would be appreciated...

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Response to 1N5AN3's art thread/ 2nd first post 2008-12-31 16:11:18 Reply

Wait, so you did that pistol one without a tablet?
BEAST.
If you're this good with a mouse, you'll kick major ass with a tablet.

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Response to 1N5AN3's art thread/ 2nd first post 2008-12-31 16:36:33 Reply

pretty good pieces,keep up the good work


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Response to 1N5AN3's art thread/ 2nd first post 2008-12-31 22:46:09 Reply

Spaghetti14: No, the pistol outlines were done with mouse, but the shading is all tablet. :) Hope you still like 'em...

crazerfish: Corndogs are awesome.

SirSeraph: Thanks. I'll try to keep 'em coming at a reasonable pace.