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Response to Democracy's sketchbook! Jul. 1st, 2012 @ 01:53 AM Reply

At 5/25/12 09:21 PM, DemocracyFTW wrote: Hi all! I'm back again for 20 minutes for my biannual stop at newgrounds! Here's some stuff I've been up to.

This first thingy was for my final in my painting class. I found out that I had a final in that class two days before it was due, so it was a bit rushed but I still like it. I'm thinking about taking a non-phone picture of it and putting it in my gallery, but we'll see.

Now this piece has character, not so impressed by what else you've posted. Maybe the time crunch/ you working on it it quickly/intuitively had some effect, focus on whatever made you flow this direction and we will see more life breathed into your art. let loose on that shit

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Response to Democracy's sketchbook! Jul. 1st, 2012 @ 02:47 PM Reply

At 7/1/12 01:53 AM, gradenator wrote:
Now this piece has character, not so impressed by what else you've posted. Maybe the time crunch/ you working on it it quickly/intuitively had some effect, focus on whatever made you flow this direction and we will see more life breathed into your art. let loose on that shit

I think the time crunch did have something to do with it. I think I have a tendency to overpaint and because of the lack of time I kind of just had to say "fuck it, it looks fine" rather than trying to perfect it. Thanks for the feedback though, I'll try to be a bit looser in the future.

Anyway I can't fucking draw the hair on that last guy so I'm taking a break from him for a bit. In the meantime any suggestions about how to do that hair? It's driving me crazy.


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Response to Democracy's sketchbook! Jul. 2nd, 2012 @ 01:52 PM Reply

I can't into hair :(

Halp

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Response to Democracy's sketchbook! Jul. 3rd, 2012 @ 01:25 AM Reply

At 7/2/12 01:52 PM, DemocracyFTW wrote: I can't into hair :(

Halp

Can someone help me out with this? I feel like I'm getting nowhere.

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Response to Democracy's sketchbook! Jul. 4th, 2012 @ 09:20 PM Reply

Washed out on the portrait for now, so I'm having some fun with robits

Thoughts?

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Response to Democracy's sketchbook! Jul. 4th, 2012 @ 10:26 PM Reply

At 7/3/12 01:25 AM, DemocracyFTW wrote: Can someone help me out with this? I feel like I'm getting nowhere.

Where exactly do you need help; the hair? Or everything? :P
Might help to take a look at this for the hair and this for the skin.

I like the robot :P
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Response to Democracy's sketchbook! Jul. 4th, 2012 @ 11:47 PM Reply

At 7/4/12 10:26 PM, Kashi wrote:
At 7/3/12 01:25 AM, DemocracyFTW wrote: Can someone help me out with this? I feel like I'm getting nowhere.
Where exactly do you need help; the hair? Or everything? :P
Might help to take a look at this for the hair and this for the skin.
I like the robot :P

The hair link helped quite a bit, thanks! I've been pushing the contrasts on the skin and it looks much better. I'll upload progress tomorrow. As for the robot, I've started adding lines. I'm going to have to rework the hand some time tomorrow, but I'm too tired to mess with it now.

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Response to Democracy's sketchbook! Jul. 6th, 2012 @ 11:22 PM Reply

Redid the arms, near time to color. Not sure If I should put an antenae on top of him or not, some rabit ears or something

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Response to Democracy's sketchbook! Jul. 7th, 2012 @ 12:50 AM Reply

At 7/6/12 11:22 PM, DemocracyFTW wrote: Redid the arms, near time to color. Not sure If I should put an antenae on top of him or not, some rabit ears or something

Rabbit ears sound sinister! like straight those lines are and how simple the piece is. can't wait to see what colors you choose for this, i predicted colors in my head i want to see which i get right if any at all.


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Response to Democracy's sketchbook! Jul. 7th, 2012 @ 01:14 PM Reply

At 7/7/12 12:50 AM, Ramatsu wrote:
At 7/6/12 11:22 PM, DemocracyFTW wrote: Redid the arms, near time to color. Not sure If I should put an antenae on top of him or not, some rabit ears or something
Rabbit ears sound sinister! like straight those lines are and how simple the piece is. can't wait to see what colors you choose for this, i predicted colors in my head i want to see which i get right if any at all.

Ooh, I hope I don't disappoint :D

Rabbit ears on the top looked kind of silly so I went with a kind of frankenstein monster thing. I kinda like the lightning arching off the sides of it, but let me know if any of you think it looks too silly. I think the next update on this should have color, so here goes!

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Response to Democracy's sketchbook! Jul. 7th, 2012 @ 04:42 PM Reply

Color! Nearly done, just need to clean it up and do a background!

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Response to Democracy's sketchbook! Jul. 7th, 2012 @ 05:22 PM Reply

At 7/7/12 04:42 PM, DemocracyFTW wrote: Color! Nearly done, just need to clean it up and do a background!

FInished!

First thing I've uploaded to the portal in a long while. Thoughts on it?

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Response to Democracy's sketchbook! Jul. 7th, 2012 @ 07:07 PM Reply

At 7/7/12 05:22 PM, DemocracyFTW wrote:
At 7/7/12 04:42 PM, DemocracyFTW wrote: Color! Nearly done, just need to clean it up and do a background!
FInished!

First thing I've uploaded to the portal in a long while. Thoughts on it?

I like that combination of blue and yellow, as for the design it kinda reminded me of the necron Monolith from warhammer 40k

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Response to Democracy's sketchbook! Jul. 7th, 2012 @ 08:02 PM Reply

At 7/7/12 05:22 PM, DemocracyFTW wrote: First thing I've uploaded to the portal in a long while. Thoughts on it?

Nice! Now more of that self-portrait, yes?

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Response to Democracy's sketchbook! Jul. 7th, 2012 @ 08:48 PM Reply

At 7/7/12 08:02 PM, Kashi wrote:
At 7/7/12 05:22 PM, DemocracyFTW wrote: First thing I've uploaded to the portal in a long while. Thoughts on it?
Nice! Now more of that self-portrait, yes?

Definitely! I'm gonna finish it up after this league game :P


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Response to Democracy's sketchbook! Jul. 15th, 2012 @ 01:15 AM Reply

Portrait practice 1
Gonna try and do a couple of these every now and then, haven't had time recently because of volunteering shit. Thoughts for what I can improve on for next time? Took about an hour.

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Response to Democracy's sketchbook! Jul. 16th, 2012 @ 04:57 PM Reply

More practice. Speedpaint again, probably spent 45 minutes on this one

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Response to Democracy's sketchbook! Jul. 16th, 2012 @ 05:05 PM Reply

Nice going so far man, i'd say don't put a time limit on yourself at this point. Try to really get some accurate studies and then doing some personal work and apply the studies instead of just doing quick stuff.

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Response to Democracy's sketchbook! Jul. 16th, 2012 @ 06:10 PM Reply

At 7/16/12 04:57 PM, DemocracyFTW wrote: More practice. Speedpaint again, probably spent 45 minutes on this one

you should finish this, it's already so promising.

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Response to Democracy's sketchbook! Jul. 16th, 2012 @ 08:54 PM Reply

At 7/16/12 06:10 PM, mega-supreme wrote:
At 7/16/12 04:57 PM, DemocracyFTW wrote: More practice. Speedpaint again, probably spent 45 minutes on this one
you should finish this, it's already so promising.

I don't really know what else to do. I think I'll go in and clean it up a bit. It was more a study than anything else, but I'm kind of burnt on what I'm working on atm, so I'll work on it! thanks for the comment :D


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Response to Democracy's sketchbook! Jul. 21st, 2012 @ 05:46 PM Reply

Some other stuff atm. Trying to do a bigger piece.

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Response to Democracy's sketchbook! Jul. 21st, 2012 @ 05:49 PM Reply

At 7/21/12 05:46 PM, DemocracyFTW wrote: Some other stuff atm. Trying to do a bigger piece.

Oh! I also went in and touched up this a bit. I'm leaving for D.C tomorrow around noon, so I may be out of pocket for awhile, which is why I thought I'd dump some art before I left. I'd really like some criticism/thoughts on the first picture I posted too. Thanks!

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Response to Democracy's sketchbook! Sep. 14th, 2012 @ 08:44 PM Reply

Some new stuff I've been up to:


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Response to Democracy's sketchbook! Sep. 14th, 2012 @ 09:20 PM Reply

At 9/14/12 08:44 PM, DemocracyFTW wrote: Some new stuff I've been up to:

I'm retarded.

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Response to Democracy's sketchbook! Sep. 14th, 2012 @ 09:49 PM Reply

At 9/14/12 09:20 PM, DemocracyFTW wrote:
At 9/14/12 08:44 PM, DemocracyFTW wrote: Some new stuff I've been up to:
I'm retarded.

Meant to say that that last one was a linoleum print. here's an acrylic painting, still needs a bit of touching up.


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Response to Democracy's sketchbook! Sep. 14th, 2012 @ 09:52 PM Reply

At 9/14/12 09:49 PM, DemocracyFTW wrote:
At 9/14/12 09:20 PM, DemocracyFTW wrote:
At 9/14/12 08:44 PM, DemocracyFTW wrote: Some new stuff I've been up to:
I'm retarded.
Meant to say that that last one was a linoleum print. here's an acrylic painting, still needs a bit of touching up.

I'm still retarded.

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Response to Democracy's sketchbook! Sep. 14th, 2012 @ 09:54 PM Reply

Another linoleum print.

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Response to Democracy's sketchbook! Sep. 17th, 2012 @ 09:57 PM Reply

At 9/14/12 09:54 PM, DemocracyFTW wrote: Another linoleum print.

One last one: not quite finished with it, still needs some touching up
acrylic on canvas, again

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Response to Democracy's sketchbook! Sep. 24th, 2012 @ 08:28 PM Reply

boop boop boop
Sculpting some coils for a coffee mug. The bottom began to crack early on, so I had to redo it with a slab as the bottom. Turning out good so far, I'm firing it sometime tomorrow and glazing it on thursday.

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Response to Democracy's sketchbook! Sep. 25th, 2012 @ 03:36 PM Reply

Rabiscos

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