Be a Supporter!

Luwano learned a little lot!

  • 7,123 Views
  • 82 Replies
New Topic Respond to this Topic
Luwano
Luwano
  • Member since: Nov. 3, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 37
Art Lover
Luwano learned a little lot! Sep. 11th, 2010 @ 08:02 PM Reply

Hey everyone, this is going to be my personal art thread. Feel free to leave some feedback and although some pics are just sketches or maybe even just for fun, constructive criticism is always appreciated.

On a side note: When I started to visit the art forums there was no drawing skill left in my hands. Anything I could draw as a kid or at school was gone. I have learned everyting I can draw so far from the advice the art forum regulars gave to others, hence the title of my thread. So yeah, thanks to you guys and girls.

Let's start with some simple practice I did with GIMP and my Wacom Bamboo.... a feather!

Luwano learned a little lot!


BBS Signature
Peglay
Peglay
  • Member since: Jun. 7, 2008
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 11
Artist
Response to Luwano learned a little lot! Sep. 11th, 2010 @ 08:03 PM Reply

that feather looks pretty cool


You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everyone else.

BBS Signature
Luwano
Luwano
  • Member since: Nov. 3, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 37
Art Lover
Response to Luwano learned a little lot! Sep. 11th, 2010 @ 08:19 PM Reply

At 9/11/10 08:03 PM, Peglay wrote: that feather looks pretty cool

Thanks alot.

Here's another drawing. I once asked for help with it here in the forum and with some advice it resulted in this version. If you want to know how it looked before, you can find it here.

Basically I was practicing the shading of round objects when I started this.

Luwano learned a little lot!


BBS Signature
Luwano
Luwano
  • Member since: Nov. 3, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 37
Art Lover
Response to Luwano learned a little lot! Sep. 11th, 2010 @ 08:33 PM Reply

Smudgy smudgy smudgy.... all done with two colours, brush dynamics of the pen set to "colour" and smudge tool to shape the sitting person. Title "Alone" (I know that's cheesy).

Luwano learned a little lot!


BBS Signature
Luwano
Luwano
  • Member since: Nov. 3, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 37
Art Lover
Response to Luwano learned a little lot! Sep. 11th, 2010 @ 10:48 PM Reply

Ok here comes another one. NecroClock once asked for a new logo (thread), yep a FREE logo, and got flamed accordingly.

I gave it a try even though I know free requests are not very welcome and shouldn't be encouraged, but I have an affinity for interesting usernames. (I also tried to participate in the "Draw the person above you" thread, but I epically failed to draw a man made of ash so I never finished it)

Enough talk here comes the pic:

Luwano learned a little lot!


BBS Signature
Lintire
Lintire
  • Member since: Aug. 21, 2009
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 21
Blank Slate
Response to Luwano learned a little lot! Sep. 11th, 2010 @ 11:05 PM Reply

Alrgith pictures so far, though you'll want to put more detail into your stuff - what I'm seeing right now is a bare minimum of detail and plain surface of medium-to-dark shading, the kind of stuff that tends to put a sour taste in my mouth.

When you're doing your begginning sketch, why not try to put more detail in it before hand - think about the object, examine it in your mind, and ask yourself "where could I put more detail into it?", you understand?

Other then that, pretty nice pictures so far.

Joshsouza
Joshsouza
  • Member since: Apr. 22, 2008
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 16
Artist
Response to Luwano learned a little lot! Sep. 12th, 2010 @ 01:40 AM Reply


Let's start with some simple practice I did with GIMP and my Wacom Bamboo.... a feather!

This one is pretty cool, weird, because there is a Bamboo Tablet that I just used to make a user header in Gimp!. But anyways, this is great shading, also your planet lens thing is good too.


Need a Review? Go to Review Request Club

Also please look at my art!

Luwano
Luwano
  • Member since: Nov. 3, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 37
Art Lover
Response to Luwano learned a little lot! Sep. 12th, 2010 @ 08:17 AM Reply

Thanks for the compliments Joshsouza. Interesting observation Lintire I will try to keep that in mind and work out more details in future pics.

Now for something even less detailed: a doodle. As I said before I have an affinity for interesting or funny nicknames.

Luwano learned a little lot!


BBS Signature
Spac3case916
Spac3case916
  • Member since: Jul. 8, 2009
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 16
Artist
Response to Luwano learned a little lot! Sep. 12th, 2010 @ 10:14 AM Reply

the feather is really great.
A great first post dude.


[-----free like clouds-----]
My art thread <3

BBS Signature
Luwano
Luwano
  • Member since: Nov. 3, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 37
Art Lover
Response to Luwano learned a little lot! Sep. 12th, 2010 @ 11:24 AM Reply

At 9/12/10 10:14 AM, Spac3case916 wrote: the feather is really great.
A great first post dude.

Thank you.

Here comes another one. I submitted this one to the art portal about two months ago. For your entertainment I will also post the original doodle afterwards. And yes I know it's a bad pun.

Luwano learned a little lot!


BBS Signature
Luwano
Luwano
  • Member since: Nov. 3, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 37
Art Lover
Response to Luwano learned a little lot! Sep. 12th, 2010 @ 11:27 AM Reply

Here comes the original doodle. When the idea came into my mind I quickly sketched it to make sure I don't forget it, that was before I learned anything here. You can see it's been a long way....

Luwano learned a little lot!


BBS Signature
Luwano
Luwano
  • Member since: Nov. 3, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 37
Art Lover
Response to Luwano learned a little lot! Sep. 12th, 2010 @ 06:42 PM Reply

Well, it's pretty quite in here, so why not post another pic. This was my entry for the B-Movie Poster Art contest.

Luwano learned a little lot!


BBS Signature
Luwano
Luwano
  • Member since: Nov. 3, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 37
Art Lover
Response to Luwano learned a little lot! Sep. 13th, 2010 @ 05:38 PM Reply

Here's another doodle. I was messing around with the ink tool in GIMP, therefore the varying line strength.

Some kind of doodly tribute to Doug Savage and his Savage Chickens.


Did I already say, that it's pretty quite in here?

Luwano learned a little lot!


BBS Signature
Daverom
Daverom
  • Member since: Mar. 11, 2009
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 15
Melancholy
Response to Luwano learned a little lot! Sep. 13th, 2010 @ 05:48 PM Reply

Looks down at my plate*
What do you see? It's kfc
Back up*
Back at my plate, the kfc is now diamonds.

Peglay
Peglay
  • Member since: Jun. 7, 2008
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 11
Artist
Response to Luwano learned a little lot! Sep. 13th, 2010 @ 05:48 PM Reply

At 9/13/10 05:38 PM, Luwano wrote: Here's another doodle. I was messing around with the ink tool in GIMP, therefore the varying line strength.

Some kind of doodly tribute to Doug Savage and his Savage Chickens.


Did I already say, that it's pretty quite in here?

This looks pretty cool and i like it ;)


You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everyone else.

BBS Signature
J-qb
J-qb
  • Member since: Mar. 6, 2008
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 14
Artist
Response to Luwano learned a little lot! Sep. 13th, 2010 @ 05:55 PM Reply

Im sorry to say this; but this thread seems to be going in the wrong direction....
Every picture you post seems to be worse than the last one. I would really like you to put more effort in your art. That way poeple can also give criticism that will help you.


NEVER LOOSE FAITH IN MANCUNT

BBS Signature
Luwano
Luwano
  • Member since: Nov. 3, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 37
Art Lover
Response to Luwano learned a little lot! Sep. 13th, 2010 @ 06:02 PM Reply

At 9/13/10 05:55 PM, J-qb wrote: Im sorry to say this; but this thread seems to be going in the wrong direction....
Every picture you post seems to be worse than the last one. I would really like you to put more effort in your art. That way poeple can also give criticism that will help you.

Well I post em a little out of order. The last ones I finished were those for the Clocktopia Art Gallery. And I don't think there's something wrong with posting doodles inbetween, is it?

Still I see your point, thanks for your feedback.... here's one of those latest pics.

Luwano learned a little lot!


BBS Signature
Luwano
Luwano
  • Member since: Nov. 3, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 37
Art Lover
Response to Luwano learned a little lot! Sep. 21st, 2010 @ 04:58 PM Reply

I drew this one on another computer, I logged in on it, so I can finally submit it, too.

This was also done for the clocktopia art gallery. Here's the art portal version.

I was thinking of some different textes for it, like "Ceci n'est pas une horloge", but then decided for "clock" as a term that is not translated, just like a name.

Luwano learned a little lot!


BBS Signature
Luwano
Luwano
  • Member since: Nov. 3, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 37
Art Lover
Response to Luwano learned a little lot! Dec. 6th, 2010 @ 12:34 AM Reply

Ok last friday we had a great portal flood and this was my submission. I put some hints on the topic death in it, but nobody seemed to recognize it, or at least didn't see it as a part of the pic that's important enough to mention. Since I didn't post in my thread for quite some time and don't want to take the discussion to the reviews or PM's I thought I should post it here with some explanation.

From the reviews, I know about my "technical" mistakes, the perspective issues and the clouds already. But feel free tell me if you have something new to add to that.

What I want to know is how could I have made my references to death more clear?

First connection to death is the skull face in the moon. I doubt it is hard to see, or is it?

Second are the marks in the sand. "Dear John" refers to "Dear John letters", when women break up with their boyfriend's or husbands and can't deal with telling them personally. The footprints lead to the water and in combination with the "Goodbye" to the boyfriend I wanted to figure her commiting suicide.

Third one is probably the most twisted and I can understand if the reference is not instantly clear. It's the title and the saturated green colour. "Green flashes" are said to appear whenever someone escapes from the land of death, as known from "Pirates of the Caribbean 3" (more info). It usually happens at sundown, but in my pic, it is night just because the "soul" commiting suicide is entering the land of death instead of escaping it. As I said, it's probably a bit far-fetched.

Additionally the whole setup of the pic was supposed to be "from light to dark" aswell as "real to more unreal" both going from foreground to background. With the moon being in the background, but still being bright to stand out and to direct the view to it.

Sorry for the text wall, but I would highly appreciate any comments on this. Maybe I just overdid it with trying to add some points for interpretation.

Thanks in advance!

Luwano learned a little lot!


BBS Signature
su444
su444
  • Member since: Dec. 6, 2010
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 01
Blank Slate
Response to Luwano learned a little lot! Dec. 6th, 2010 @ 04:03 AM Reply

exquisite!


Traditional culture of China|Travel in China

BBS Signature
Luwano
Luwano
  • Member since: Nov. 3, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 37
Art Lover
Response to Luwano learned a little lot! Feb. 14th, 2011 @ 10:34 PM Reply

Since some thread about minimalism popped up in the forums lately, I remembered a pic I once drew with.... (here it comes).... Facebook Graffiti!

I thought I might just take a screenshot and dump it here.

Luwano learned a little lot!


BBS Signature
Spags
Spags
  • Member since: Oct. 29, 2007
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 10
Artist
Response to Luwano learned a little lot! Feb. 15th, 2011 @ 12:30 AM Reply

At 2/14/11 10:34 PM, Luwano wrote: Since some thread about minimalism popped up in the forums lately, I remembered a pic I once drew with.... (here it comes).... Facebook Graffiti!

I thought I might just take a screenshot and dump it here.

Lady Zorro?

Falonefal
Falonefal
  • Member since: May. 21, 2009
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 18
Filmmaker
Response to Luwano learned a little lot! Feb. 15th, 2011 @ 05:21 AM Reply

I think that if you put a little more time into your work you could make something really awesome, right now it seems as if you're a little hasty making your drawings ,just take your time, I think you would do a great, or rather, much greater job.


Tick Tock

BBS Signature
Luwano
Luwano
  • Member since: Nov. 3, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 37
Art Lover
Response to Luwano learned a little lot! Apr. 3rd, 2011 @ 01:17 PM Reply

At 2/15/11 12:30 AM, Spaghetti14 wrote:
Lady Zorro?

She will brand the criminals with a scarlett lipstick Z on their chests.

At 2/15/11 05:21 AM, Falonefal wrote: I think that if you put a little more time into your work you could make something really awesome, right now it seems as if you're a little hasty making your drawings ,just take your time, I think you would do a great, or rather, much greater job.

Thanks!

Since I didn't submit my third cupcake collab entry to the art portal I thought I should dump it here. Drawing the wooden table texture for the background was fun.

If you look closely, you should find a perspective issue.

Luwano learned a little lot!


BBS Signature
Luwano
Luwano
  • Member since: Nov. 3, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 37
Art Lover
Response to Luwano learned a little lot! May. 12th, 2011 @ 01:10 PM Reply

Time to bump my art thread again. Regarding my latest (and most late) flood pic I asked myself if I added too much of that sepia tone.

Here are:
1) My original drawing with red bricks (for the lulz)
2) The recoloured version with a low saturated brown
3) The version with the sepia tone (too much?)

What do you think?

The brick wall was fun to draw. l did not use a texture to make it look like stone, but instead set pen dynamics "random" to colour and size and used a soft brush in GIMP ("Circle Fuzzy"). I kinda like how that worked out.

Luwano learned a little lot!


BBS Signature
bigjonny13
bigjonny13
  • Member since: Jul. 7, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Supporter
Level 52
Voice Actor
Response to Luwano learned a little lot! May. 12th, 2011 @ 01:19 PM Reply

At 5/12/11 01:10 PM, Luwano wrote: Time to bump my art thread again. Regarding my latest (and most late) flood pic I asked myself if I added too much of that sepia tone.

I like the middle one the most. And looking back through this thread, you've improved a lot in less than a year.

Luwano
Luwano
  • Member since: Nov. 3, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 37
Art Lover
Response to Luwano learned a little lot! May. 12th, 2011 @ 01:44 PM Reply

At 5/12/11 01:19 PM, big-jonny-13 wrote:
I like the middle one the most.

Thanks for the feedback. I guess that means I should have used a little less sepia to end up closer to the middle version.

And looking back through this thread, you've improved a lot in less than a year.

Thanks! All improvement is owed to the art forum regs.


BBS Signature
Luwano
Luwano
  • Member since: Nov. 3, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 37
Art Lover
Response to Luwano learned a little lot! May. 12th, 2011 @ 02:07 PM Reply

In other news, I got myself a small sketchbook and a medium (HB - 2 1/2) pencil. Let's say I want to sketch while I'm "on the go" and only want to take one pencil with me, is that the right choice?

All I managed to draw so far are some basic pencil practices. But I hope this will help me with my usual digital drawings someday, too.

I pasted the third item closer to the first two so I don't have to post two pics.

Sorry for the dark pic

Luwano learned a little lot!


BBS Signature
Luwano
Luwano
  • Member since: Nov. 3, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 37
Art Lover
Response to Luwano learned a little lot! May. 15th, 2011 @ 12:42 PM Reply

To those who don't know yet.... I like them feathers....

Luwano learned a little lot!


BBS Signature
Kashi
Kashi
  • Member since: Jan. 15, 2007
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 09
Artist
Response to Luwano learned a little lot! May. 15th, 2011 @ 01:02 PM Reply

At 5/12/11 02:07 PM, Luwano wrote: In other news, I got myself a small sketchbook and a medium (HB - 2 1/2) pencil. Let's say I want to sketch while I'm "on the go" and only want to take one pencil with me, is that the right choice?

I personally use a .7 mechanical pencil. Just make sure you have a few sticks of lead inside. But they are usually more dependable than a normal pencil, since the point can break or dull. Especially if you're sketching, where fine detail won't be the goal. Then again, I use mechanical pencils for everything, so I am quite fond of them.
If you do choose to use normal pencils, I would advise bringing along a few extras, or a pencil sharpener. Also, don't forget an eraser (I use a cap eraser that I just stick on the end of my pencil, but a kneaded one is prolly the best).
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee~!!!