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Response to Decky's Warped Mind 2012-09-10 17:18:01 Reply

8th Piece

I know I'd said that I was going to finish this tomorrow but I got bored and decided to solider through with it. Anyway as per usual theres a link below to it in the portal and a pic if you can't be bother to press it. Enjoy.

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Response to Decky's Warped Mind 2012-09-16 06:43:26 Reply

WIP

Thinking of making another poster sized piece for either Hawaii or a Hawaii style restaurant/festival. It's a very loose idea at the moment but I thought it would be best to have a character covering a large portion of the piece, I went for a Tiki Mask. Any ideas at this point would be helpful.

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Response to Decky's Warped Mind 2012-09-16 09:32:32 Reply

WIP

Now has colour :3.

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Response to Decky's Warped Mind 2012-09-16 10:44:12 Reply

9th Piece

Gave up on the idea of a poster but carried on with the character. This is the end result. As per usual there is a link to the portal version but for all you lazy art regulars there is also a pic. Enjoy and some feedback would be nice.

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    Tiki Guy by Decky

    Well, I was going to make a poster advertising Hawaii but I changed my mind and instead this is what I ended up with. Enjoy.

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Response to Decky's Warped Mind 2012-09-16 11:01:57 Reply

At 9/16/12 10:44 AM, Decky wrote: 9th Piece

Gave up on the idea of a poster but carried on with the character. This is the end result. As per usual there is a link to the portal version but for all you lazy art regulars there is also a pic. Enjoy and some feedback would be nice.
http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/decky/tiki-guy

Looks pretty spiffy. I like your choice of colours. He looks real crazy. One think I think you need to do though is get away from using that soft brush/airbrush tool. It make it look kind of blurry. Also, I think the fire might look better without that thick line in the middle of it. Fire is sort of wispy and flickery and the thick line takes away that. Even if the line were very thin, I think it would help a lot.


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At 9/16/12 11:01 AM, Sockembop wrote: One think I think you need to do though is get away from using that soft brush/airbrush tool. It make it look kind of blurry.

Yeah, I've been getting that a lot. I don't know I think it make my work look kinda tattoo like and cool but I'm clearly in the minority. I might have to move back to using more block colours like I used to last year.

Also, I think the fire might look better without that thick line in the middle of it. Fire is sort of wispy and flickery and the thick line takes away that. Even if the line were very thin, I think it would help a lot.

I see your point, next time I make something that involves flames I'll take what you said on board. Thanks for the feedback.


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Response to Decky's Warped Mind 2012-09-16 11:58:41 Reply

At 9/16/12 11:17 AM, Decky wrote: Yeah, I've been getting that a lot. I don't know I think it make my work look kinda tattoo like and cool but I'm clearly in the minority. I might have to move back to using more block colours like I used to last year.

If you feel really strongly about it, I'm sure you can make it work. Just because most people don't like that tool doesn't mean it isn't good for you.

What you could try is making your lines a little thinner and using a smaller brush size when you colour to get a little more detail in there, but still have a softer feel. Also pick colours that are really contrasty. Pick a less saturated colour for the shadows.

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Response to Decky's Warped Mind 2012-10-06 00:15:48 Reply

As it gets closer to Halloween here's something I'm working on to celebrate the day.

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Response to Decky's Warped Mind 2012-10-06 06:29:58 Reply

At 10/6/12 12:15 AM, Decky wrote: As it gets closer to Halloween here's something I'm working on to celebrate the day.

Awesome! Is this on an actual wall or composed in Photoshop?

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Response to Decky's Warped Mind 2012-10-06 07:37:58 Reply

At 10/6/12 06:29 AM, Nacco wrote:
At 10/6/12 12:15 AM, Decky wrote: As it gets closer to Halloween here's something I'm working on to celebrate the day.
Awesome! Is this on an actual wall or composed in Photoshop?

The wall is real. It's just one that I found on google for this purpose.


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Response to Decky's Warped Mind 2012-10-06 08:10:13 Reply

Corrected the spelling mistake that if I'm honest had to be pointed out to me. Also made it darker and more cold in appearance. Not too sure what to do, upload it when it's done or wait for Halloween.

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Response to Decky's Warped Mind 2012-10-06 08:15:36 Reply

wrong image. (higher quality version here)

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Response to Decky's Warped Mind 2012-10-06 08:17:14 Reply

At 10/6/12 08:11 AM, Amaranthus wrote: That actually looks pretty damn good, why not add more like pumkins or such?

Yeah I know what you mean there will be some other things added yet before I call it done :).


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Response to Decky's Warped Mind 2012-10-06 12:20:35 Reply

Added some skull balloons and a pumpkin.

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Response to Decky's Warped Mind 2012-10-08 12:16:56 Reply

A few more little changes. Just killing time really until halloween as I've decided to wait until then to upload this. Give me some feedback please and if you can think of anything that needs changes please tell me.

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Response to Decky's Warped Mind 2012-10-20 15:56:35 Reply

Well, I've given up the idea of that graffiti halloween art piece so I'm creating a new one. Not quite sure how it is going to go completely just yet but I've made this for a start. Still got over a week yet so it should be good.

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Response to Decky's Warped Mind 2012-11-27 09:12:37 Reply

I miss the old pixel poster collab it was something that I really thought could be a great achievement in NG art history, sadly it wasn't to be and I've found some of my old pieces so that I can post them here getting nostalgic looking at them.

(left to right: Grim reaper, plant from Super Mario, Bastard Man, Corey Taylor, Burnt Face Man)

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Response to Decky's Warped Mind 2012-12-16 12:57:22 Reply

Something a little different but I think it was an interesting idea.

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Response to Decky's Warped Mind 2013-01-17 21:29:14 Reply

At 10/6/12 08:15 AM, Decky wrote: wrong image. (higher quality version here)

wow that looks sick, you should get into doing some real street art!

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Response to Decky's Warped Mind 2013-01-18 19:39:12 Reply

At 1/17/13 09:29 PM, 372 wrote: wow that looks sick, you should get into doing some real street art!

I've been wanting to get back doing some graffiti pieces for a while now, it's been so long though and I'd need to start practising to get back into the swing of things. I know it's not going to go away until I get at least one good one up here especially seeing as I've deleted all my older crappy attempts. Best get looking at some existing ones for inspiration.

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On a more serious note I've got interviews for graphic design courses lined up over the next couple of months, starting very soon. I need to bulk up my portfolio, any ideas to help me would be most appreciated.


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Response to Decky's Warped Mind 2013-01-20 10:13:14 Reply

Tried my hand at typography with this Bill Hicks piece (higher quality version here). Never done this before, what you think? Portal worthy?

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Response to Decky's Warped Mind 2013-01-20 13:26:33 Reply

Had another stab at it with the same image.

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Response to Decky's Warped Mind 2013-01-21 16:53:23 Reply

Did a few more modifications to it and it's up now.

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Response to Decky's Warped Mind 2013-01-28 14:06:54 Reply

Really got into my nu skool tattoo art of resent so decided to do another skull but more cartoony this time. Tried getting it to upload but it's having none of it. I'll post it here and try again later.

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Response to Decky's Warped Mind 2013-01-28 17:33:05 Reply

At 1/28/13 02:06 PM, Decky wrote: Really got into my nu skool tattoo art of resent so decided to do another skull but more cartoony this time. Tried getting it to upload but it's having none of it. I'll post it here and try again later.

how do u do the linework? by hand? idk what program ur using but surely there is a pencil tool or something. or is it an intentional choice? just wondering, since theyre so scribbly.

ur coloring technique is really recognizable, so this too may be intentional, but you tend to blur your colors and shading so hardcore that the linework stands out too much imo. you have these crisp black lines and these very blurred shades and colors. its difficult to look at.


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Response to Decky's Warped Mind 2013-01-28 17:39:13 Reply

At 1/28/13 05:33 PM, Tomsan wrote: how do u do the linework? by hand? idk what program ur using but surely there is a pencil tool or something. or is it an intentional choice? just wondering, since theyre so scribbly.

Cheers for the feedback firstly.

You guessed it, I use a simple pencil tool and this piece was done with a mixture of Sumo Paint and Photoshop.

ur coloring technique is really recognizable, so this too may be intentional, but you tend to blur your colors and shading so hardcore that the linework stands out too much imo.

I've always been heavily influenced by a mix of tattoo designs and cartoons. So bright colours and thick black lines has grown to be a kind of style.


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Response to Decky's Warped Mind 2013-01-28 22:53:37 Reply

At 1/28/13 02:06 PM, Decky wrote: Really got into my nu skool tattoo art of resent so decided to do another skull but more cartoony this time. Tried getting it to upload but it's having none of it. I'll post it here and try again later.

haha looks like something that (almost literally) crossed my mind when i was trippin balls last year. I think the style youre using is quite cool, bur i'd like to see other kinds of work too, you know? i bet you'd do good if you tried some more realism-oriented styles and coloring.


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At 1/28/13 10:53 PM, RogueSoul wrote: haha looks like something that (almost literally) crossed my mind when i was trippin balls last year. I think the style youre using is quite cool, bur i'd like to see other kinds of work too, you know? i bet you'd do good if you tried some more realism-oriented styles and coloring.

Thanks for the feedback but sadly I suck at realism. Even in life I live in my own drug addled world hahaha.


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Response to Decky's Warped Mind 2013-01-29 10:04:14 Reply

At 1/29/13 07:14 AM, Decky wrote:
Thanks for the feedback but sadly I suck at realism. Even in life I live in my own drug addled world hahaha.

ahh, the "warped mind" makes sense now. However, one of the greatest minds of our time once said "sucking at something is the first step towards becoming sorta good at something". Practice, my friend. Good artists have a well defined style, but are also unafraid to try their hand at anything and everything.


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At 1/29/13 10:04 AM, RogueSoul wrote: Practice, my friend. Good artists have a well defined style, but are also unafraid to try their hand at anything and everything.

I used to have to do variations on my style when I was at art college but I really hated most of it. I've really been wanting to try my hand at a really good graffiti piece again as that was something I enjoyed, think I'll start that next, probably.


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