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MOLS' art thread Apr. 13th, 2010 @ 11:42 AM Reply

...of doom?

My name is Mandie Orson LeScum or MOLS for short. It's my pen name not my real name.
I'm 21, that's my real age.
I've been drawing for a year. Just one year.

I take a lot of my style from

Shane Glines
Derek Yaniger
Josh "Shag" Agle
Genndy Tartakovsky
Craig McCracken

This is what my art looked like at the same time last year:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y242/Wo nderShowzenFangirl/D-1.png?t=1271172960

(that's just terrible...the moral of the story is DON'T STOP PRACTICING, READ GOOD ART BOOKS AND TAKE CRITICISM AND YOU WILL GET BETTER)

Anyway
I draw only with a trackpad in photoshop 7 but sometimes I use the tablet that NG gave me for Christmas last year <3
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y242/Wo nderShowzenFangirl/mandy.jpg

I would love some criticism, comments, opinions, questions, etc.

I have trouble with hands and feet- at least keeping them the same shape. I often copy/paste arms to make it perfect but I don't really like cheating like that.
My other problem is drawing guys.

my most recent work:

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Response to MOLS' art thread Apr. 13th, 2010 @ 11:50 AM Reply

I thought you said you WEREN'T gonna make an art thread :P

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Response to MOLS' art thread Apr. 13th, 2010 @ 11:52 AM Reply

ja well you convinced me otherwise :D


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Response to MOLS' art thread Apr. 13th, 2010 @ 12:10 PM Reply

At 4/13/10 11:52 AM, PixelCake wrote: ja well you convinced me otherwise :D

Well then, scratch another notch for Jonny's scoreboard

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Response to MOLS' art thread Apr. 18th, 2010 @ 04:24 PM Reply

You know for only drawing a year, I'd say you're pretty fantastic. Reading art books help, you say?

Humm... Any good ones you could recommend to a fellow?


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Response to MOLS' art thread Apr. 18th, 2010 @ 04:53 PM Reply

Anime and Manga is NOT MY STYLE but 'the monster book of manga' series is pretty damn good instruction
basically anything by Collins Design

and thanks X3


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Response to MOLS' art thread May. 5th, 2010 @ 01:55 AM Reply

I just found something ANCIENT that I felt like sharing with you gaiz.
elephants!

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Response to MOLS' art thread May. 5th, 2010 @ 02:02 AM Reply

At 5/5/10 01:55 AM, PixelCake wrote: I just found something ANCIENT that I felt like sharing with you gaiz.
elephants!

Needs more pink elephants on parade.

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Response to MOLS' art thread May. 5th, 2010 @ 02:05 AM Reply

I liek ur art style. =)

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Response to MOLS' art thread May. 5th, 2010 @ 02:08 AM Reply

At 5/5/10 02:02 AM, big-jonny-13 wrote:
At 5/5/10 01:55 AM, PixelCake wrote: I just found something ANCIENT that I felt like sharing with you gaiz.
elephants!
Needs more pink elephants on parade.

I can't watch that part even at 21...still freaks the hell out of me. Disney Acid Sequence a go go

this is from an old Roliana.com halloween art shop I had...you could buy HEADLESS versions of your avatar :D

thanks misagi :D

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Response to MOLS' art thread May. 5th, 2010 @ 02:14 AM Reply

ur freaked out with a disney movie but u make pictures of headless ppl? =p lul

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Response to MOLS' art thread May. 5th, 2010 @ 02:28 AM Reply

At 5/5/10 02:08 AM, PixelCake wrote: I can't watch that part even at 21...still freaks the hell out of me. Disney Acid Sequence a go go

That was my first experience with a mind-fuck. Personally, I love re-watching that scene just because it's so twisted and batshit insane.

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Response to MOLS' art thread May. 5th, 2010 @ 02:31 AM Reply

^ indeed. o3o

At 5/5/10 02:14 AM, misagi wrote: ur freaked out with a disney movie but u make pictures of headless ppl? =p lul

I also draw nekkid ladies!
This is just something I'm working on for my website layout........................ pose by posemaniacs.com

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Response to MOLS' art thread May. 5th, 2010 @ 02:32 AM Reply

Most entertaining.=)


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Response to MOLS' art thread May. 5th, 2010 @ 02:40 AM Reply

BOOOOOOBBIEESSS!!!!

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Response to MOLS' art thread May. 5th, 2010 @ 01:50 PM Reply

they're not very good boobies :B

here's an update...just a friend's character

she's pretty popular on fusionfall
I want to fix that wing

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Response to MOLS' art thread May. 5th, 2010 @ 04:34 PM Reply

Gotta Love the Blindfold....it gaves a complete contrast in the Whole pic.=)


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Response to MOLS' art thread May. 5th, 2010 @ 05:08 PM Reply

haha, awesome to see an art thread from you, lady.

I love your vectorized art style, just so dandy and colorful, yet expressive.

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Response to MOLS' art thread May. 5th, 2010 @ 09:38 PM Reply

done with the basic characters.......now to decide on a background...any suggestions?

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Response to MOLS' art thread May. 5th, 2010 @ 09:45 PM Reply

from the poses id say some sort of aura around the characters, bright for the light one darker for the other, but thats just what id do

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Response to MOLS' art thread May. 5th, 2010 @ 10:07 PM Reply

this is what I decided to go with
i really really like it :D thanks for the help

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Response to MOLS' art thread May. 6th, 2010 @ 06:08 AM Reply

At 5/5/10 10:07 PM, PixelCake wrote: this is what I decided to go with

Gorgeous! You have a really fun, vibrant style. I'm looking forward to seeing more.

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Response to MOLS' art thread May. 7th, 2010 @ 01:56 AM Reply

you guys are making me blush x3 thank you


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Response to MOLS' art thread May. 7th, 2010 @ 03:12 AM Reply

At 5/7/10 01:56 AM, PixelCake wrote: you guys are making me blush x3 thank you

Your topless self-portrait makes me blush.....
Wait, what?

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Response to MOLS' art thread May. 7th, 2010 @ 08:37 AM Reply

At 5/7/10 08:32 AM, PrinceFlea wrote:
At 5/7/10 03:12 AM, big-jonny-13 wrote:
At 5/7/10 01:56 AM, PixelCake wrote: you guys are making me blush x3 thank you
Your topless self-portrait makes me blush.....
Wait, what?
That's still on here?

Wait! there actually is a topless self-portrait! .....faved

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Response to MOLS' art thread May. 7th, 2010 @ 08:53 AM Reply

At 5/7/10 08:44 AM, PrinceFlea wrote:
At 5/7/10 08:37 AM, CloudEater wrote: Wait! there actually is a topless self-portrait! .....faved
I'm surprised that I have not left a review on that yet. I don't know why but it did not leave me with the same effect on my mind like some of the other's here but it still looks neat though.

I just left a review then and I think I'll copy the parts about Cake's art in general here as well...

You've got a very design like style which seems like it would work well on posters or in magazines and such. But I think you should try and take the style in a new direction, learn some new styles or just try something a bit different to what you usually do. I don't really see how much more you could improve with this style... perhaps try making a pic in a similar style but with heaps of detail or perhaps try doing this style but making things more smooth and making things slightly more realistic, it could turn out purdy good....

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Response to MOLS' art thread May. 7th, 2010 @ 10:34 AM Reply

At 5/7/10 09:05 AM, PrinceFlea wrote: The review was brief and quick to it's point but if you're going to post all that on each piece of her art I think it may be good if you did some slight moderation of it if you did somewhere at the end. But I see where you are getting at on the example about the Retro style, that there's not a whole lot direction to keep things interesting which be taken but it kind of goes the same way no matter what style.

...I wasn't gonna post it on all of her art pieces, I just posted it on her topless self portrait and then thought i should include it here to so she's more likely to see it. Yea it kind of does go the same way with all styles.

Because her style is so simplistic and the poportions and positioning of everything is pretty much perfect it'd be hard to improve on it much. You need to make sure your always improving when you do things. If she keeps on doing what she usually does it'll be good but she wont be learning/improving as much as she could be and her things would probably be less interesting because we've all seen her do the style many times. Basically I think it would be more interesting/ benefitial if you tried something slightly or extremely different Cake.

i think i said too much... :S
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Response to MOLS' art thread May. 7th, 2010 @ 01:44 PM Reply

I've tried tons of different styles

http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/pixel cake/xenobiotics
http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/pixel cake/western-chibi-moon
http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/pixel cake/twitterskin-luv
http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/pixel cake/thank-you-newgrounds
http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/pixel cake/mandy

???????

Unless you're suggesting something like realism, anime, etc. If that's the case....there are specific reason's I don't do that:

I either suck at it or hate it.
I practice it anyway....but still. If it's not my best it doesn't go public.
(OR...it becomes stock art on sxc.hu, lol)

I appreciate the critique but I do have a lot of growing to do with toon styles. I need to practice drawing hands, objects, men and old people.


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Response to MOLS' art thread May. 19th, 2010 @ 02:28 AM Reply

something I'm working on...

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Response to MOLS' art thread May. 19th, 2010 @ 04:16 AM Reply

At 5/19/10 02:28 AM, PixelCake wrote: something I'm working on...

Looks awesome. I like how you've drawn the character but in your style. Why did you decide to change the facial expression?