At 4/4/10 10:03 PM, Lintire wrote:
At 4/4/10 09:49 PM, Luxembourg wrote:
Hmm, you know, if you'd go through the rest of the thread, you'd see that I use color often enough. I use it whenever I make digital art, which is how I do all of my larger-scale drawings. If this page is the only one you've seen, then you're not getting the whole idea behind my art.Went ahead and flicked through the rest of the pages. Still reminiscent of Burton, to me, but less so with the colours you've chosen (exception to the rule: Skeleton person thingy). If you're using Hoshino Katsura as an inspiration - absolutely no shame in that - then at least you can be proud to say that you've added a huge dollop of your own creativity to the mix. That is to say, it speaks much more of you than it does of her.
I don't feel that my style is really all that similar to Burton's. I love his mind, but I've never consciously used him as an inspiration. Hell, I've gotten more inspiration concerning the "dark fantasy" feel from Hoshino Katsura (the mangaka of D. Gray Man) than from Burton. I'm a little ashamed to admit that, because I try and avoid anime in art, but it's true.
I'll take it as a compliment, anyways. I'm not too big on photo editing, so I don't know how to really soup up my pieces in photoshop, but I do do digital art that looks a tad different from this and utilizes color.
Kinda like her art. Flicked through it. Thanks for pointing it out ^^
Anyway, photoshop can be a bitch to learn. Well worth it if you do, but hey - to each their own. The other pages did give me a fuller idea, anyway.
Keep up the good work and all. Etc.
She's not my main inspiration, I'm just saying that I've used her as one more so than Burton. She's, surprisingly, the only artist on my "inspiration" list that uses dark fantasy. Strange, considering that that's part of my genre, but my biggest inspiration, really, is Greg Simkins. I've always tried to make it my art, though, but it's hard to not come close to something else somehow. (Really, Katsura's main infuence on me was through a single character: Road Kamelot. Short hair, frilly, goth dresses, striped stockings, big shoes, sounds like about half the girls I've ever drawn.)
Bleh, artist comparisons make me feel weird. I like just drawing the way I draw, not the way someone else does. Thanks for the tips and input, though. I've tried messing around with photoshop, maybe someday I'll figure out how to use it effectively. Hell, maybe someday I'll be able to draw in it, but that still eludes me.