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BlackMist's Art Thread, returns Mar. 28th, 2012 @ 09:39 PM Reply

Hey guys and girls, as some of you know, I used to be a sucky artist. I've been training and practicing the last few months and have decided to make a new thread. Trust me, it will be better than the last one. I hope you enjoy my art and will help me along the way to become better.

My First piece is an attempt at Photoshop painting. Isaac Clarke-Dead Space

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Response to BlackMist's Art Thread, returns Mar. 28th, 2012 @ 10:06 PM Reply

A fast sketch of a crane in my town

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Response to BlackMist's Art Thread, returns Mar. 29th, 2012 @ 06:17 PM Reply

A Brute robot thingy, c'mon guys, say something!

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Response to BlackMist's Art Thread, returns Mar. 29th, 2012 @ 06:25 PM Reply

At 3/29/12 06:17 PM, BlackMist75 wrote: A Brute robot thingy, c'mon guys, say something!

Everything is rough and messy and sketchy. You have anything finished?

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Response to BlackMist's Art Thread, returns Mar. 29th, 2012 @ 06:33 PM Reply

At 3/29/12 06:25 PM, big-jonny-13 wrote:
At 3/29/12 06:17 PM, BlackMist75 wrote: A Brute robot thingy, c'mon guys, say something!
Everything is rough and messy and sketchy. You have anything finished?

No I don't at the moment. I have my scanner and my tablet pen is in the mail.

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Response to BlackMist's Art Thread, returns Mar. 29th, 2012 @ 08:35 PM Reply

At 3/29/12 06:33 PM, BlackMist75 wrote: No I don't at the moment. I have my scanner and my tablet pen is in the mail.

You can make refined pieces that aren't digital.

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Response to BlackMist's Art Thread, returns Mar. 29th, 2012 @ 08:46 PM Reply

At 3/29/12 08:35 PM, big-jonny-13 wrote:
At 3/29/12 06:33 PM, BlackMist75 wrote: No I don't at the moment. I have my scanner and my tablet pen is in the mail.
You can make refined pieces that aren't digital.

I know, I'm working on something refined

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Response to BlackMist's Art Thread, returns Apr. 1st, 2012 @ 05:57 PM Reply

Working on something for the Mutilate Shadman contest.

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Response to BlackMist's Art Thread, returns Apr. 1st, 2012 @ 06:02 PM Reply

A better view

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Response to BlackMist's Art Thread, returns Apr. 1st, 2012 @ 06:05 PM Reply

Contest ended, oh well. :|

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Response to BlackMist's Art Thread, returns Apr. 1st, 2012 @ 09:55 PM Reply

At 3/28/12 10:06 PM, BlackMist75 wrote: A fast sketch of a crane in my town

Some tips to help your life-drawing:

You appear to be seeing the crane at it's most basic level - the simple shapes are clear to you (eg. criss-crossing beams). However, you are drawing these shapes without clear consideration for the actual image you're seeing - you're mostly drawing what you think a crane should look like, rather than what the crane actually looks like in the scene. I'll explain further.

Each beam has a set width and length in reality, running at certain angles, and the way that they connect to each other is very important to the structure of the crane. The varied and random lines that you've created don't respect the reality of the image - just because it's a sketch it doesn't mean you have to depend on such uncontrolled strokes. Light is hitting the crane in a very specific way that can't really be replicated in such a fashion.

I'm not saying that you have to sketch an entire background to truly represent the scene, but understand that drawing the crane's interaction with the environment will help in the realism. In a certain instance the beam might look better when shown as white in contrast to the surrounding darker environment (although that's unlikely to be the case, considering a bright sky).

Even for a quick sketch like this, it's important to be aware of these things. Not sure if I explained it well enough though. Keep it up.


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Response to BlackMist's Art Thread, returns Apr. 2nd, 2012 @ 01:53 PM Reply

Some people made of cylinders.

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Response to BlackMist's Art Thread, returns Apr. 2nd, 2012 @ 06:20 PM Reply

I need help shading this D:

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Response to BlackMist's Art Thread, returns Apr. 2nd, 2012 @ 07:16 PM Reply

Aight, I think I got this now. Using some base coating techniques to shade her

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Response to BlackMist's Art Thread, returns Apr. 2nd, 2012 @ 08:56 PM Reply

Finished. :| it looks odd :(

The file is large, so here's a link

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Response to BlackMist's Art Thread, returns Apr. 2nd, 2012 @ 10:04 PM Reply

At 4/2/12 08:56 PM, BlackMist75 wrote: Finished. :| it looks odd :(
The file is large, so here's a link

The shading is inconsistent.
You have to define a light source, and work from that.
Take a look into this and this.

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Response to BlackMist's Art Thread, returns Apr. 3rd, 2012 @ 08:16 PM Reply

At 4/2/12 10:04 PM, big-jonny-13 wrote:
At 4/2/12 08:56 PM, BlackMist75 wrote: Finished. :| it looks odd :(
The file is large, so here's a link
The shading is inconsistent.
You have to define a light source, and work from that.
Take a look into this and this.

Thanks for that, I'll keep it in mine on my next one.

Here's a flower I painted. Arcylic paints on a table tile. The edges say "faith"

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Response to BlackMist's Art Thread, returns Apr. 5th, 2012 @ 09:28 PM Reply

At 4/3/12 08:16 PM, BlackMist75 wrote:
At 4/2/12 10:04 PM, big-jonny-13 wrote:
At 4/2/12 08:56 PM, BlackMist75 wrote: Finished. :| it looks odd :(
The file is large, so here's a link
The shading is inconsistent.
You have to define a light source, and work from that.
Take a look into this and this.
Thanks for that, I'll keep it in mine on my next one.

Here's a flower I painted. Arcylic paints on a table tile. The edges say "faith"

If you add some values to the.. Stamen? The yellow bits of the flower - I think it'll add a new level of dynamics to the work. I'd considering buying something like this.

As for the anime - you need to develop your drawing skills much more before you go with color and shading. It's sort of like a car - if the car is less than functional - you have to tackle the bigger problem first. No engine? Well, don't worry about the flat tires or destroyed muffler until it actually starts.

I think studying anatomy would do much good too.

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Response to BlackMist's Art Thread, returns Apr. 5th, 2012 @ 09:54 PM Reply

At 4/2/12 07:16 PM, BlackMist75 wrote: Aight, I think I got this now. Using some base coating techniques to shade her

What that guy said! ^
Don't try to rush into aspects of art, like shading and coloring, when you still gotta work on them fundamentals a bit first. That is to say, unless you're working on all of them at once? Practicing anatomy whilst doing coloring studies. It's a pretty good way of practice. But focusing on the fundamentals is pretty vital. Good progress so far though! Can't wait to see what you can shoot our way after a few dozen or so pieces! After all that good learning sinks in! :D

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Response to BlackMist's Art Thread, returns Apr. 6th, 2012 @ 12:29 AM Reply

At 4/5/12 09:54 PM, SeventhTower wrote:
At 4/2/12 07:16 PM, BlackMist75 wrote:

Good progress so far though! Can't wait to see what you can shoot our way after a few dozen or so pieces! After all that good learning sinks in! :D

Thanks for the encouragement :)
Zane, gave me some painting homework since i got my tablet

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Response to BlackMist's Art Thread, returns Apr. 6th, 2012 @ 09:28 AM Reply

Something from my old sketchbook O_o

One of those mini sketchbooks Except it had a paper cover, I need to go get a new one :) and have my big one for larger sketches/paintings.

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Response to BlackMist's Art Thread, returns Apr. 6th, 2012 @ 09:31 AM Reply

At 4/6/12 09:28 AM, BlackMist75 wrote: Something from my old sketchbook O_o

One of those mini sketchbooks Except it had a paper cover, I need to go get a new one :) and have my big one for larger sketches/paintings.

Oops, forgot a link =(

http://i.imgur.com/YqJwn.jpg

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Response to BlackMist's Art Thread, returns Apr. 8th, 2012 @ 09:45 AM Reply

Work in progress :|

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Response to BlackMist's Art Thread, returns Apr. 8th, 2012 @ 01:44 PM Reply

At 4/2/12 06:20 PM, BlackMist75 wrote: I need help shading this D:

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Response to BlackMist's Art Thread, returns Apr. 8th, 2012 @ 01:46 PM Reply

At 4/8/12 01:44 PM, Johnthesaint22 wrote:
At 4/2/12 06:20 PM, BlackMist75 wrote: I need help shading this D:
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LMFAO 2/10 WOULD NOT BANG MEME

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Response to BlackMist's Art Thread, returns Apr. 9th, 2012 @ 01:00 PM Reply

Lineart for my previous sketch

I'm gonna work at a lower resolution. fat files :O

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Response to BlackMist's Art Thread, returns Apr. 9th, 2012 @ 04:36 PM Reply

cave painting :)

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Response to BlackMist's Art Thread, returns Apr. 9th, 2012 @ 05:32 PM Reply

Hello, BlackMist.
Please, check this small sketch-tutorial-anatomy-whatever-thingy I did. I can see that you have trouble with anatomy, so I just want to help a fellow artist.
In this picture I show how I use to draw characters. This method works perfectly for me, so I assume it could help you too.
Excuse the MS Paint crappyness, but I thought that such progam was just enough to make this.

Have a nice day, buddy. :3

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Response to BlackMist's Art Thread, returns Apr. 9th, 2012 @ 06:40 PM Reply

At 4/9/12 05:32 PM, Zodape wrote:
Have a nice day, buddy. :3

Thank you for this, I will apply

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Response to BlackMist's Art Thread, returns Apr. 10th, 2012 @ 10:35 AM Reply

Emote Collab entry, WIP

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