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Leeland's Art Thread Dec. 4th, 2012 @ 03:47 AM Reply

I'm usually an art forum lurker, but I'll try to keep this topic updated regularly with new WIPs and final pieces. I think I can draw/design some weird and amusing stuff.
Starting off with this little drawing I did in pen. It will be interesting to see how this one evolves into a final piece. At the moment it appears to be some type of clown guy getting ready for a meal of rat. Mmmmm...
Critique is appreciated.

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Response to Leeland's Art Thread Dec. 4th, 2012 @ 04:00 AM Reply

Njce line art! really hoping to see some colred pieces soon!

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Response to Leeland's Art Thread Dec. 4th, 2012 @ 04:29 AM Reply

Thanks. I'm definitely going to colour this guy in.

Just finished the line art. I decided to change his hat, 'cause it looks better.
I really struggle with choosing colours, so we'll see how it comes out.

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Response to Leeland's Art Thread Dec. 4th, 2012 @ 07:23 AM Reply

Coloured him in a bit. I have no idea what to put in the background yet.
Looks too cartoon-y for my liking. I'll work on it more later on.

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Response to Leeland's Art Thread Dec. 4th, 2012 @ 09:55 AM Reply

At 12/4/12 07:23 AM, Leeland wrote: Coloured him in a bit. I have no idea what to put in the background yet.
Looks too cartoon-y for my liking. I'll work on it more later on.

The colour choices themselves are fine, but you have to watch the shading.
Right now, you don't have a defined light source and have just applied shading wherever you feel like it.
Since you're doing cel-shading, here's a tutorial on that.

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Response to Leeland's Art Thread Dec. 4th, 2012 @ 01:40 PM Reply

At 12/4/12 07:23 AM, Leeland wrote: Coloured him in a bit. I have no idea what to put in the background yet.
Looks too cartoon-y for my liking. I'll work on it more later on.

Looking nice! just one thing...whered the rat go?

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Response to Leeland's Art Thread Dec. 4th, 2012 @ 09:15 PM Reply

Thanks, big-jonny. I'll check that tutorial out right now.

At 12/4/12 01:40 PM, wash wrote: Looking nice! just one thing...whered the rat go?

I decided the rat did not look so good in the initial sketch. I'll draw it in later in a different position.

Anyway, I did a bit more work (on his face mostly). I guess I'll have to edit the lighting completely after reading that tutorial.

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Response to Leeland's Art Thread Dec. 4th, 2012 @ 09:31 PM Reply

Looking good so far. Keep posting.


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Response to Leeland's Art Thread Dec. 5th, 2012 @ 04:02 AM Reply

Thank you. I will keep posting.

And here's where the rat went, I had to chop it's head off first.
I got tired of looking at that skinny neck so I made it bigger and gave his shirt a collar.
Also I focused on lighting this time, paying attention to his face and the plate.

Things to do: redo the hair, shirt, knife and fork, work on the rat head, and maybe add something else to the picture.

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Response to Leeland's Art Thread Dec. 5th, 2012 @ 06:03 AM Reply

At 12/5/12 04:02 AM, Leeland wrote: Thank you. I will keep posting.

And here's where the rat went, I had to chop it's head off first.

its coming along real nicely! keep it up! that rat look yummy jeje

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Response to Leeland's Art Thread Dec. 6th, 2012 @ 05:15 AM Reply

Yep, it's about to get yummier.

Changes from last: changed body shape (made it more human), gave him frizzy-ish hair, gave texture to table, improved rat head, and made some minor tweaks here and there.

Things to do: redo knife and fork, improve shirt and...
Possibly give him ears and/or turn rat head into a delicious rat head cupcake (I plan on sticking a candle or something in its mouth).

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Response to Leeland's Art Thread Dec. 6th, 2012 @ 09:07 PM Reply

At 12/6/12 05:15 AM, Leeland wrote: Yep, it's about to get yummier.

Changes from last: changed body shape (made it more human), gave him frizzy-ish hair, gave texture to table, improved rat head, and made some minor tweaks here and there.

coming along real nice! lots of improvement in each update!

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Response to Leeland's Art Thread Dec. 6th, 2012 @ 09:08 PM Reply

also maybe think about a different background color or maybe even some sort of texture, doesnt have to be actual drawing but maybe some blood or paint splatters

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Response to Leeland's Art Thread Dec. 8th, 2012 @ 04:33 AM Reply

I'm playing around with the background, as you can see. I'm not happy with it atm, but I have some ideas...
Still some things to do on this piece: redo knife and fork, possibly give him ears, improve rat/meal, make a decent background and improve lighting. I suppose knife and fork should be the next thing I do.

This is still far from finished.

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Response to Leeland's Art Thread Dec. 8th, 2012 @ 06:10 AM Reply

Actually, black/dark-grey background is a terrible colour choice. I just tried using blue, and it looks a lot nicer. It gives a primary colour theme going on. Still, I probably will use a different background later on.

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Response to Leeland's Art Thread Dec. 8th, 2012 @ 06:20 AM Reply

The blue is better. Perhaps you should create a more interesting pattern. Also you may want to zoom in a little bit and/or offset the character to the right. I would tighten up the composition in my opinion. I like it so far :)


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Response to Leeland's Art Thread Dec. 8th, 2012 @ 06:29 AM Reply

At 12/8/12 06:20 AM, Lundsfryd wrote: The blue is better. Perhaps you should create a more interesting pattern. Also you may want to zoom in a little bit and/or offset the character to the right. I would tighten up the composition in my opinion. I like it so far :)

Thanks for the feedback, I agree completely.
I'll try to find time tomorrow to work on it some more.

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Response to Leeland's Art Thread Dec. 9th, 2012 @ 04:18 AM Reply

So I moved things around a little bit; made clowny bigger and shifted his plate.
I changed his hat too, making it look less flat than it already was.
Because I moved things around I had to shift the facial features a little bit to compensate the new perspective.
Also, I found that when I flipped the image vertically, it revealed the imbalances of his body (like his jaw was sticking out too much on one side) that otherwise looked just fine before. So that's a nice little trick. :)

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Response to Leeland's Art Thread Dec. 10th, 2012 @ 12:06 AM Reply

I felt like trying my hand at pixel art. Meet Pixel Piggeh! (4-clours)

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Response to Leeland's Art Thread Dec. 10th, 2012 @ 12:14 AM Reply

I like that clown. He's so clean and crisp. The hat kind of looks too shiny now, and I liked the blue background although the white looks good too. Maybe if it was really light and almost white, it might look better?

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Response to Leeland's Art Thread Dec. 10th, 2012 @ 12:56 AM Reply

At 12/10/12 12:06 AM, Leeland wrote: I felt like trying my hand at pixel art. Meet Pixel Piggeh! (4-clours)

This is cool! Id like to see it used in some retro style game!

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Response to Leeland's Art Thread Dec. 11th, 2012 @ 03:58 AM Reply

At 12/10/12 12:56 AM, wash wrote: This is cool! Id like to see it used in some retro style game!

Thanks. Me too!

At 12/10/12 12:14 AM, Izzy-A wrote: I like that clown. He's so clean and crisp. The hat kind of looks too shiny now, and I liked the blue background although the white looks good too. Maybe if it was really light and almost white, it might look better?

Thanks for the comment. In response I made hat less shiny, and changed the background colour to a pale grey.
I'm ready to portal this now. I know I didn't do some of the things I wanted, but they turned out not looking so great in the end, eg. ears humanised him way too much and didn't match his simple nose.

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Response to Leeland's Art Thread Dec. 11th, 2012 @ 09:49 AM Reply

Great work with the clown, it turned out pretty great.


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Response to Leeland's Art Thread Dec. 11th, 2012 @ 06:56 PM Reply

Thats one nifty looking clown! Good Work!

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Response to Leeland's Art Thread Dec. 12th, 2012 @ 02:48 AM Reply

I REALLY love seeing the progress here, it gives us artists some sort of perspective on your technique! Great stuff

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Response to Leeland's Art Thread Dec. 12th, 2012 @ 07:12 AM Reply

Thanks guys! Much appreciated.

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Response to Leeland's Art Thread Dec. 14th, 2012 @ 05:20 AM Reply

I've been busy the last few days but I'm back to start another.
My next piece will be a seascape. Below is the initial sketch of how I want it to look.

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Response to Leeland's Art Thread Dec. 15th, 2012 @ 02:19 AM Reply

Started working on the lighthouse. Still more work to do on it though.
I'm feeling more in a daytime mood for this piece; that's why I put a lighter sky behind the lighthouse.

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Response to Leeland's Art Thread Dec. 15th, 2012 @ 02:53 AM Reply

At 12/15/12 02:19 AM, Leeland wrote: Started working on the lighthouse. Still more work to do on it though.
I'm feeling more in a daytime mood for this piece; that's why I put a lighter sky behind the lighthouse.

Looking very promising! I honestly prefer the night time, as you can see the light from the light house, but if youre fixed on doing a daytime piece, I would suggest adding more activity on the sea, maybe a boat or such.

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Response to Leeland's Art Thread Dec. 18th, 2012 @ 12:04 AM Reply

Sure, I'll put a boat in there later :)

Busy, busy, busy lately.
Here's an update: Fixed lighthouse, and I was thinking about making the sky completely purple.

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