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Brainofbarbedwires Art Thread Oct. 17th, 2013 @ 02:26 AM Reply

So, I've decided to start an art thread, mainly to get my art out there and get some advice or critique on it. My main goal with my art is to get good enough so I can make a comic book series. I'm also trying to find a style that I can stick with.

I did this drawing in March and it was the first drawing I did with my tablet. I will admit that the background is a little half assed though. >_>

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Response to Brainofbarbedwires Art Thread Oct. 17th, 2013 @ 02:39 AM Reply

Here's another one of the same guy I did in May.

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Response to Brainofbarbedwires Art Thread Oct. 17th, 2013 @ 02:43 AM Reply

This one I did last month, I'm real proud of it. His hair bugs me though...

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Response to Brainofbarbedwires Art Thread Jan. 6th, 2014 @ 04:03 PM Reply

Sorry if I haven't submitted anything new for a couple of months. I'm trying out a new style as of recently, mainly just so I can have a little more fun with drawing and not obsess over perfection so much. Let me know what you guys think. :)

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Response to Brainofbarbedwires Art Thread Jan. 6th, 2014 @ 04:58 PM Reply

At 1/6/14 04:03 PM, BrainofBarbedWires wrote: Sorry if I haven't submitted anything new for a couple of months. I'm trying out a new style as of recently, mainly just so I can have a little more fun with drawing and not obsess over perfection so much. Let me know what you guys think. :)

The hair looks like it's where you put most of your attention, I'd suggest working the rest of the piece equally as much, and then building off from there.


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Response to Brainofbarbedwires Art Thread Jan. 6th, 2014 @ 05:23 PM Reply

At 1/6/14 04:58 PM, gween123 wrote:
At 1/6/14 04:03 PM, BrainofBarbedWires wrote: Sorry if I haven't submitted anything new for a couple of months. I'm trying out a new style as of recently, mainly just so I can have a little more fun with drawing and not obsess over perfection so much. Let me know what you guys think. :)
The hair looks like it's where you put most of your attention, I'd suggest working the rest of the piece equally as much, and then building off from there.

Okay, thanks. :)
Btw, does the style look too anime-ish? I was trying to stay away from that when I was drawing it.

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Response to Brainofbarbedwires Art Thread Jan. 6th, 2014 @ 05:34 PM Reply

At 1/6/14 05:23 PM, BrainofBarbedWires wrote:
Okay, thanks. :)
Btw, does the style look too anime-ish? I was trying to stay away from that when I was drawing it.

I can see some anime-ish undertones, but it's a lot further than some things- I know how hard it is to shake that once you've gotten into it, haha, I feel like I still can't wash the anime foundation I started with (With my direct illustrations)
A good way out of it is to go even MORE rudimentary, like Scooby Doo, and Sailor Jerry style stuff, and then when you get back into your original work, it looks more like a smooth blend of things-


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Response to Brainofbarbedwires Art Thread Jan. 6th, 2014 @ 06:02 PM Reply

Here's some progress. It actually looks better now that I've added more shadows. What do you think?

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Response to Brainofbarbedwires Art Thread Jan. 6th, 2014 @ 06:50 PM Reply

Added more contast to the shadows on his skin. I'm not gonna change it any further though, simply because I think I should leave it alone now. Any mistakes I made that are still in there can stay to let me learn to do better next time.

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Response to Brainofbarbedwires Art Thread Jan. 6th, 2014 @ 07:04 PM Reply

Your lighting could use alot of work, your shapes dont read well.

An awesome way to improve this is:
Observe the basic shapes, see how lightning hits them, where the shadows fall, how the bounce light effects them, etc, etc.
Do this from reference first. after you are satisfied with the image you copied, try to do the same image with out ref.
This way you will find out if you really learned from your study.


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Response to Brainofbarbedwires Art Thread Jan. 6th, 2014 @ 07:39 PM Reply

Alright, thanks. One of the main problems I think I have with lighting is being afraid to use more shadows.

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Response to Brainofbarbedwires Art Thread Jan. 6th, 2014 @ 08:02 PM Reply

At 1/6/14 07:39 PM, BrainofBarbedWires wrote: Alright, thanks. One of the main problems I think I have with lighting is being afraid to use more shadows.

Not really you have just used your lightning poorly. which is no wonder because its quite hard to shade complex shapes like heads.

Thats why i'm advising studying basic shapes. If you cant even depict basic shapes correctly it will be nearly impossible to shade these complex shapes.


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Response to Brainofbarbedwires Art Thread Jan. 6th, 2014 @ 08:09 PM Reply

At 1/6/14 08:02 PM, Flowers10 wrote:
Not really you have just used your lightning poorly. which is no wonder because its quite hard to shade complex shapes like heads.

Thats why i'm advising studying basic shapes. If you cant even depict basic shapes correctly it will be nearly impossible to shade these complex shapes.

Alright, I'll practice more. Thanks for the critique.

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Response to Brainofbarbedwires Art Thread Jan. 6th, 2014 @ 08:12 PM Reply

At 1/6/14 08:09 PM, BrainofBarbedWires wrote: Alright, I'll practice more. Thanks for the critique.

Goodluck in your future efforts :D


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Response to Brainofbarbedwires Art Thread Jan. 14th, 2014 @ 03:41 AM Reply

A doodle of Luu'cif'r that kinda just happened. Isn't he a pretty fucker? I'll probably turn it into to a a full drawing since I like it so much, just need to finish some other parts and what not.

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Response to Brainofbarbedwires Art Thread Jan. 24th, 2014 @ 01:15 AM Reply

A cute little comic I did

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Response to Brainofbarbedwires Art Thread Feb. 17th, 2014 @ 12:00 AM Reply

Here's a random tentacle for your enjoyment. I mainly wanted to practice a textured shine effect when I did this.

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Response to Brainofbarbedwires Art Thread Feb. 21st, 2014 @ 11:31 PM Reply

This is a quick drawing of part of dream I had a while ago. This part happened during the end of dream, where this goat guy just stood there staring at me with arms crossed for about one or two seconds and then I woke up.

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Response to Brainofbarbedwires Art Thread Feb. 21st, 2014 @ 11:43 PM Reply

Nice silhouette

At 2/21/14 11:31 PM, BrainofBarbedWires wrote: This is a quick drawing of part of dream I had a while ago. This part happened during the end of dream, where this goat guy just stood there staring at me with arms crossed for about one or two seconds and then I woke up.
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Response to Brainofbarbedwires Art Thread Feb. 21st, 2014 @ 11:47 PM Reply

At 2/21/14 11:43 PM, maficmelody wrote: Nice silhouette

At 2/21/14 11:31 PM, BrainofBarbedWires wrote: This is a quick drawing of part of dream I had a while ago. This part happened during the end of dream, where this goat guy just stood there staring at me with arms crossed for about one or two seconds and then I woke up.

Thanks. :)

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Response to Brainofbarbedwires Art Thread Apr. 4th, 2014 @ 10:38 PM Reply

Hey, here's a wip. It's gonna be a gory one. What do you guys think so far?

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Response to Brainofbarbedwires Art Thread Jun. 21st, 2014 @ 05:08 PM Reply

A cartoony drawing I finished last night. Sometimes it's nice to break away from my normal style.

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Response to Brainofbarbedwires Art Thread 2 weeks ago Reply

A comic book style nebula I drew up. It was really fun.

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Response to Brainofbarbedwires Art Thread 2 weeks ago Reply

Due to my laptop's fan making horrid noises when I'm in Photoshop, I have decided to not draw on it anymore. I've been saving up for a replacement anyway since it's so old and I'm going to get it this month, so it's not like it's the end of the world. Also, since I can't afford Manga Studio EX 5 for my new PC this month, I won't be drawing on the new computer until next month. I'll be doing traditional art and music, though, so you'll probably still see stuff from me.