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Response to Cypress Returns Jul. 7th, 2012 @ 05:19 AM Reply

Thanks. Some metroid fusion fanart:

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Response to Cypress Returns Jul. 7th, 2012 @ 07:47 AM Reply

At 7/7/12 05:19 AM, CypressDahlia wrote: Thanks. Some metroid fusion fanart:

The next Chris Scalf. Nuff said.

Keep up the awesome work!

P.S. If you don't know who chris scalf is, check this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFnTg31UQss


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Response to Cypress Returns Jul. 12th, 2012 @ 11:27 PM Reply

A brand new one. My internet connection's been out lately.

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Response to Cypress Returns Jul. 15th, 2012 @ 02:17 AM Reply

female ninjas need love, too

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Response to Cypress Returns Jul. 15th, 2012 @ 04:48 AM Reply

At 7/15/12 02:17 AM, CypressDahlia wrote: female ninjas need love, too

Really nice stuff. For a standing pose, it has a lot of energy. I'm not too keen on the ribbon attached to her hood (don't know the technical term, sorry), though. I think if you had it turn towards her at the end rather than away from her, it'd be better. Right now, because of how sharp and angular it is, my eyes go right to it. And then they follow it and it leads to the plain blue background. It's disrupting the flow (for me)

It really is just a small suggestion, though. I think the piece if very solid.

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Response to Cypress Returns Jul. 15th, 2012 @ 04:52 AM Reply

Thanks. I'll keep that in mind. I'm glad you're giving composition critiques since that is what I'm working on lately. I appreciate it.

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Response to Cypress Returns Jul. 15th, 2012 @ 08:54 AM Reply

At 7/15/12 02:17 AM, CypressDahlia wrote: female ninjas need love, too

i had the same idea for my female ninja character. i like how quick you get done with these pieces, me working on tablet is like 10x slower. it is always a good feeling to look into your thread, The composition of your newest pieces are looking good (but then again i know little about composition).


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Response to Cypress Returns Jul. 18th, 2012 @ 03:33 AM Reply

Thanks. By applying a time limit I'm forcing myself to make quick and efficient strokes, which forces me to refine my color use and rendering skills.

Anyway, here's a SONIC BOOM

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Response to Cypress Returns Jul. 18th, 2012 @ 07:49 AM Reply

At 7/18/12 03:33 AM, CypressDahlia wrote: Thanks. By applying a time limit I'm forcing myself to make quick and efficient strokes, which forces me to refine my color use and rendering skills.

Anyway, here's a SONIC BOOM

There is no color unity in your last speedpaintings, the saturated colors should be more alike imo.
You did this in your first speedpaintings, the ninja ones.
With this one her hand is off its too small for a foreshortend one.
I also think you could use some practice on experessions, this is very improtant imo because people generally look at the faces of the figures you draw before anything else.

Your work is great! but i think critique is more usefull than an ass pat, right?


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Response to Cypress Returns Jul. 18th, 2012 @ 06:22 PM Reply

Yep. Crits are infinitely more useful. Yeah, the hand is small, now that I think about it.

The ninja paintings were very deliberately color-themed. For this one I tried to be color objective (like how 3d models are without any shaders), but I guess I ended up over-saturating the colors. And yeah, I rarely draw expressions beyond angry or amused, which is bad practice in the long run. I typically just draw people mid-battle so all you ever see are angry faces haha. Prolly will try to look for an excuse to draw a different expression in the near future.

Thx, d00d.

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Response to Cypress Returns Jul. 19th, 2012 @ 02:48 AM Reply

aight, so, I went back and tweaked this.

Following two of Flowers points: made the hand bigger and applied a blue overlay at 30% opacity to unify the colors some more.

My own edits: this drawing was made at 5 AM about, and it's one of those things you upload with the dreaded feeling: "this is gonna suck when I wake up tomorrow". sadly, I didn't get a chance to sleep until 6 in the evening, when I came back from work. And looking at it with fresh eyes, Chunner's face really bothered me because it was quite far out of perspective. So I tweaked it, and ultimately ended up giving it more of a manga edge. Now it doesn't look like she has a laterally huge head in perspective and the low ass elf ear is fixed.

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Response to Cypress Returns Jul. 19th, 2012 @ 04:19 AM Reply

Not to drive you crazy, but I think I preferred the face of the previous version. I liked that nose better than the current one.


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Response to Cypress Returns Jul. 19th, 2012 @ 04:21 AM Reply

At 7/19/12 04:19 AM, ImpendingRiot wrote: Not to drive you crazy, but I think I preferred the face of the previous version. I liked that nose better than the current one.

Naw it's okay. I figured the featureless manga nose would be a hit or miss. haha. I'm sorry it was a miss with you. =[

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Response to Cypress Returns Jul. 19th, 2012 @ 05:37 AM Reply

At 7/19/12 04:19 AM, ImpendingRiot wrote: Not to drive you crazy, but I think I preferred the face of the previous version. I liked that nose better than the current one.

I have to agree, you remind of my friends, they're perfect things constantly.
You make excellent illustrations.


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Response to Cypress Returns Jul. 20th, 2012 @ 05:21 PM Reply

Some long overdue Dark Souls fanart.

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Response to Cypress Returns Jul. 24th, 2012 @ 05:36 AM Reply

Alice

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Response to Cypress Returns Jul. 24th, 2012 @ 09:48 AM Reply

At 7/24/12 05:36 AM, CypressDahlia wrote: Alice

Your knife is necessary, but not sufficient. Always collect what's useful. Reject only your ignorance, and you may survive.

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Response to Cypress Returns Jul. 24th, 2012 @ 03:37 PM Reply

At 7/24/12 05:36 AM, CypressDahlia wrote: Alice

Love that game, love your painting.

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Response to Cypress Returns Jul. 24th, 2012 @ 04:59 PM Reply

JC mayun impressive stuff


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Response to Cypress Returns Jul. 24th, 2012 @ 05:31 PM Reply

At 7/20/12 05:21 PM, CypressDahlia wrote: Some long overdue Dark Souls fanart.

I love this :)

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Response to Cypress Returns Jul. 24th, 2012 @ 10:51 PM Reply

Beware the Jabberwok

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Response to Cypress Returns Jul. 24th, 2012 @ 10:58 PM Reply

At 7/24/12 10:51 PM, CypressDahlia wrote: Beware the Jabberwok

The staff lacks only the Jabberwock's eye. Though he has two, I understand he's quite fond of them both. I doubt time will change his mind.

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Response to Cypress Returns Jul. 25th, 2012 @ 08:23 PM Reply

~2 and a half hours around

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Response to Cypress Returns Jul. 25th, 2012 @ 08:40 PM Reply

At 7/25/12 08:23 PM, CypressDahlia wrote: ~2 and a half hours around

love the perspective on this one man! impressive.


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Response to Cypress Returns Jul. 26th, 2012 @ 05:05 AM Reply

Thanks. I'm particularly satisfied with that one.

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Response to Cypress Returns Jul. 26th, 2012 @ 06:06 AM Reply

I just love how you can keep making quality artwork!
they haven't be refined to a point of perfection but that doesn't matter when you have solid colours and forms down.
love your style, love your artwork and always look forward to the next piece as much as the last


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Response to Cypress Returns Jul. 26th, 2012 @ 07:17 AM Reply

dude you got so much awesome stuff!!

your very good i wish i was that good whit cs

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Response to Cypress Returns Jul. 26th, 2012 @ 11:54 AM Reply

some inspirational stuff to find here

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Response to Cypress Returns Aug. 1st, 2012 @ 02:19 AM Reply

Thanks for the encouragement dudes. I needed the push. I haven't drawn anything in a week.

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Response to Cypress Returns Aug. 1st, 2012 @ 02:26 PM Reply

At 8/1/12 02:19 AM, CypressDahlia wrote: Thanks for the encouragement dudes. I needed the push. I haven't drawn anything in a week.

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