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Response to Cypress Returns Aug. 2nd, 2012 @ 02:11 AM Reply

My own version of samus

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Response to Cypress Returns Aug. 2nd, 2012 @ 02:33 AM Reply

Dang, nice suit texture. I'm loving the depth of field you have going

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Response to Cypress Returns Aug. 2nd, 2012 @ 04:17 PM Reply

Thanks. I got caught red-handed using the convolve tool haha.

I messed around with the facial features some more:

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Response to Cypress Returns Aug. 2nd, 2012 @ 08:52 PM Reply

Landing on brinstar.

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Response to Cypress Returns Aug. 3rd, 2012 @ 09:18 PM Reply

Pyramid Head

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Response to Cypress Returns Aug. 3rd, 2012 @ 09:51 PM Reply

It's amazing how fast you pump out these drawings! Everyday there's something new, and they're all of excellent quality. I mean, none of them are polished to perfection, but each image is pretty powerful regardless. Do you do livestreams of any of your speed paints?

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Response to Cypress Returns Aug. 4th, 2012 @ 11:13 AM Reply

I don't livestream but I partially do my paintings on a public drawing board. If you're curious I can link you.

I think I'm going into a zombie/monsters phase.

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Response to Cypress Returns Aug. 4th, 2012 @ 12:01 PM Reply

Really digging the new stuff and subject matter. If I could offer a critique, I think your edges could be a little crisper. Everything else in your rendering is fine, I just think as you get closer to the edges/outlines things tend to look a little soft/blurry in some spots. Just an observation.


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Response to Cypress Returns Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 01:28 PM Reply

I think that's an effect of drawing these on a much larger public drawing board. So I make a box and paint within that box and crop out the excess later. Since I'm using 50% opacity I guess it fades towards the edges. I'll keep in mind to harden the edges next time, tho. Thanks, man. You have a sharp eye.

Anyway: revisiting my roots for a minute.

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Response to Cypress Returns Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 03:00 PM Reply

At 8/4/12 11:13 AM, CypressDahlia wrote: I don't livestream but I partially do my paintings on a public drawing board. If you're curious I can link you.

Yes, please. :)
That would be swell.

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Response to Cypress Returns Aug. 7th, 2012 @ 03:19 PM Reply

Working on simplifying the forms

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Response to Cypress Returns Aug. 7th, 2012 @ 09:58 PM Reply

painting again

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Response to Cypress Returns Aug. 9th, 2012 @ 04:46 AM Reply

Lilim

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Response to Cypress Returns Aug. 9th, 2012 @ 05:20 AM Reply

i cant keep up with the awesomeness of your artwork... so much goodness!

bows down to your mighty speed and tallent

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Response to Cypress Returns Aug. 10th, 2012 @ 09:46 AM Reply

You flatter me.

Another Metroid speedpaint.

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Response to Cypress Returns Aug. 10th, 2012 @ 10:28 AM Reply

At 8/10/12 09:46 AM, CypressDahlia wrote: You flatter me.

Another Metroid speedpaint.

For some reason, her using a straw is such an awesome touch. A nice dainty juxtaposition to the ass-kicking suit that will inevitably be covered in grime.


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Response to Cypress Returns Aug. 10th, 2012 @ 11:09 AM Reply

I much prefer your digital paintings to your lineart stuff, both in execution and in subject matter (but hey, that's just me). Not that the animu girls are poorly drawn, but the difference in quality is still pretty jarring between those and the paintings, imo.

Like I already said, wish you would spend a bit more time on the paintings. Speedpaints are cool, but I'd like to see something more finished looking from you.

Agree with ImpendingRiot about the straw. Your work is full of nice little details like that.


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Response to Cypress Returns Aug. 10th, 2012 @ 03:56 PM Reply

God I still drool over your work. Im finding it hard to obtain time in my life to practice - how do you manage to pump out so much so quickly without lacking quality?!?!?1

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Response to Cypress Returns Aug. 10th, 2012 @ 06:10 PM Reply

You are a straight up beast speed painter!! No doubt about it!! The only real complaint I have with some of your pieces is the odd blur effects. In some it really works to draw the focus, very nicely done. In others, one of your Samus pics namely, it takes away from the picture. The blur seems to be in odd areas in my opinion. Anyways, I'm pro artist, hell I'm not very good at all, but that is honestly the only thing I could see wrong with these epic pieces! Plus 100 internets to you!


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Response to Cypress Returns Aug. 10th, 2012 @ 06:12 PM Reply

At 8/10/12 06:10 PM, WEcameASromans wrote: Anyways, I'm pro artist, hell I'm not very good at all, but that is honestly the only thing I could see wrong with these epic pieces! Plus 100 internets to you! :

No pro artist *


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Response to Cypress Returns Aug. 10th, 2012 @ 08:58 PM Reply

thanks for the kind words, guys. And yeah, idiot (sorry, it's your name). I plan on doing polished pieces if promo work is ever needed. I've gotten a dozen or so offers but I just haven't liked the subject matter enough to hop on.

Right now I'm focusing on speed mainly because I want color picking, lighting and composition to become second nature to me. I want to be one of those guys who can work on a painting for 15 minutes, but have everything in just the right spot so that you can instantly tell what it is. I haven't reached that level yet.

And yeah, I agree, I sometimes go overboard w/ the blur effects haha. In fact, in my recent Lilim drawing I re-uploaded it without them. Gotta stop abusing that convolve tool.

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Response to Cypress Returns Aug. 11th, 2012 @ 03:28 AM Reply

Mr. Bubbles!

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Response to Cypress Returns Aug. 11th, 2012 @ 03:34 AM Reply

At 8/11/12 03:28 AM, CypressDahlia wrote: Mr. Bubbles!

Fuck me, that's brilliant. Love the textures on the wall and the Big Daddy.

Blue and oraaaange.


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Response to Cypress Returns Aug. 14th, 2012 @ 05:50 PM Reply

Some Earth Defense Force stuff

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Response to Cypress Returns Aug. 15th, 2012 @ 01:29 AM Reply

A quick WIP (about 20 mins).

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Response to Cypress Returns Aug. 15th, 2012 @ 05:40 AM Reply

It's serious.

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Response to Cypress Returns Aug. 15th, 2012 @ 07:59 AM Reply

At 8/7/12 09:58 PM, CypressDahlia wrote: painting again

very nice pic, looks like a doll but also not.

How did you do that texture on her clothes, those lines. Did you paint those all by hand?


God invented evolution 'cause he couldn't do it all by himself! Awesome Tees!

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Response to Cypress Returns Aug. 17th, 2012 @ 02:54 AM Reply

nope I used a texture for that. I'm not that meticulous haha.

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Response to Cypress Returns Aug. 17th, 2012 @ 03:27 AM Reply

+ textures

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Response to Cypress Returns Aug. 17th, 2012 @ 05:51 PM Reply

I---I'm not a furry....!

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