Be a Supporter!

+++Art of the Saurus+++

  • 14,095 Views
  • 240 Replies
New Topic Respond to this Topic
AwesomeSaurus
AwesomeSaurus
  • Member since: Apr. 5, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 14
Blank Slate
+++Art of the Saurus+++ Jan. 4th, 2007 @ 06:36 PM Reply

Yet another personal art thread! I have been seeing many users do this, and have been gaining valuable criticism and help on their art performance! I know the BBS may not always be the best place to get great advice on most things, but for art it seems invaluable! So please comment, critique and enjoy!

I have been trying to do at least 2 hours of tablet work everyday, so i may not have a new picture every day like most, but i will do my best to pump out some decent pieces when i can!

This first one was done for the Creature of the Week #9, Christmas Monsters thread.

Photoshop, Wacom Intuos3, about 3 hours.

+++Art of the Saurus+++

AwesomeSaurus
AwesomeSaurus
  • Member since: Apr. 5, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 14
Blank Slate
Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Jan. 4th, 2007 @ 08:45 PM Reply

This is my what i have so far for today with my sketching. I have been playing quite a bit of Final Fantasy VII, and want to create my own Cloud Rip-off sort of character. I am still trying to get the anatomy right, while doing my lineart layer on top of this. Comments would be helpful :)

+++Art of the Saurus+++

SnakeSkull
SnakeSkull
  • Member since: Jul. 17, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 11
Artist
Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Jan. 4th, 2007 @ 09:01 PM Reply

Hell, your art is a lot better than mine.


Barev dzez.

BBS Signature
AwesomeSaurus
AwesomeSaurus
  • Member since: Apr. 5, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 14
Blank Slate
Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Jan. 5th, 2007 @ 04:20 PM Reply

At 1/4/07 09:01 PM, Snakeskull3000 wrote: Hell, your art is a lot better than mine.

Thank you :) As modest as you are, if you have any tips i would greatly appreciate it!

Anyway, i have decided that this character, dubbed "Edge" will be an ongoing work of mine for about an hour a day, while i spend the other hour fiddling around doing other pieces, so i can get some more stuff in here.

For today, i have done the line art in the past hour, and i am currently adding details. Suggestions on how to increase the bad-assery of the character would be awesome!

+++Art of the Saurus+++

SnakeSkull
SnakeSkull
  • Member since: Jul. 17, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 11
Artist
Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Jan. 5th, 2007 @ 05:06 PM Reply

Well that's good, all you have to do is add a little more detail like give him eyes and color.


Barev dzez.

BBS Signature
AwesomeSaurus
AwesomeSaurus
  • Member since: Apr. 5, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 14
Blank Slate
Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Jan. 5th, 2007 @ 06:14 PM Reply

At 1/5/07 05:30 PM, Gmagnum wrote: Danm AwesomeSaurus, that art sure is awesome! :D

Thanks G! Great coming from you because i respect your works and creativity! I have seen many a Gmagnum the great work floating around this forum and i thank you for the complement!
And Snake too once again! I am working on a face right now, dont know if i should go manga style or realistic..

Heres a quick pic i alotted 30 minutes to do. Wanted to practice hair and blending, but forgot the rely on a light source. There are many things i still need to improve on.. MANY!

+++Art of the Saurus+++

Acerbic
Acerbic
  • Member since: Nov. 7, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 35
Blank Slate
Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Jan. 5th, 2007 @ 06:18 PM Reply

Well, the first image looks alot like a chirstmas card...

AwesomeSaurus
AwesomeSaurus
  • Member since: Apr. 5, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 14
Blank Slate
Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Jan. 5th, 2007 @ 06:20 PM Reply

At 1/5/07 06:18 PM, Acerbic wrote: Well, the first image looks alot like a chirstmas card...

haha yeah, it was done for the christmas creature of the week! Would make a pretty freaky Xmas card though!

AwesomeSaurus
AwesomeSaurus
  • Member since: Apr. 5, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 14
Blank Slate
Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Jan. 6th, 2007 @ 03:59 AM Reply

yeah i have no idea where this 15 minuter came from, its late so i have no clue....

+++Art of the Saurus+++

SnakeSkull
SnakeSkull
  • Member since: Jul. 17, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 11
Artist
Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Jan. 7th, 2007 @ 04:21 PM Reply

At 1/5/07 06:14 PM, AwesomeSaurus wrote:
Heres a quick pic i alotted 30 minutes to do. Wanted to practice hair and blending, but forgot the rely on a light source. There are many things i still need to improve on.. MANY!

That's Good practice on faces. What program did you use to make that? It kinda looks like artpad.


Barev dzez.

BBS Signature
AwesomeSaurus
AwesomeSaurus
  • Member since: Apr. 5, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 14
Blank Slate
Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Jan. 7th, 2007 @ 06:43 PM Reply

At 1/7/07 04:21 PM, Snakeskull3000 wrote:

That's Good practice on faces. What program did you use to make that? It kinda looks like artpad.

They have all been photoshop so far. I used the Brush set that came with my Wacom at a low opacity level, just like you can do in artpad!

ultim8dude
ultim8dude
  • Member since: Nov. 29, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 15
Blank Slate
Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Jan. 7th, 2007 @ 07:30 PM Reply

At 1/5/07 04:20 PM, AwesomeSaurus wrote:
Anyway, i have decided that this character, dubbed "Edge" will be an ongoing work of mine for about an hour a day, while i spend the other hour fiddling around doing other pieces, so i can get some more stuff in here.

For today, i have done the line art in the past hour, and i am currently adding details. Suggestions on how to increase the bad-assery of the character would be awesome!

Maby you should make the sword a little smaller, and instead add more details to it?


Check out TreeJumper at here

Awesome-o-saurus
Awesome-o-saurus
  • Member since: Sep. 28, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 02
Blank Slate
Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Jan. 7th, 2007 @ 07:31 PM Reply

My name is better than yours.

AwesomeSaurus
AwesomeSaurus
  • Member since: Apr. 5, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 14
Blank Slate
Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Jan. 7th, 2007 @ 07:59 PM Reply

At 1/7/07 07:30 PM, ultim8dude wrote:
Maby you should make the sword a little smaller, and instead add more details to it?

well, i love the idea of the huge ass sword, it just looks cool, but i have added some different details, and when i finally color it it will obviously be more detailed. Thanks for the critique though, i appreciate it!

oh and awesome-O-saurus... or cough**A-P**cough COUGH** my names better :)

+++Art of the Saurus+++

misterdog
misterdog
  • Member since: Jul. 2, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 07
Blank Slate
Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Jan. 7th, 2007 @ 08:36 PM Reply

At 1/7/07 07:59 PM, AwesomeSaurus wrote:
At 1/7/07 07:30 PM, ultim8dude wrote:
well, i love the idea of the huge ass sword, it just looks cool, but i have added some different details, and when i finally color it it will obviously be more detailed. Thanks for the critique though, i appreciate it!

The face looks creepy :\

AwesomeSaurus
AwesomeSaurus
  • Member since: Apr. 5, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 14
Blank Slate
Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Jan. 9th, 2007 @ 12:16 AM Reply

At 1/7/07 08:36 PM, misterdog wrote:
The face looks creepy :\

indeed it does! i was just outlining where i want to put the facial features, but it does kinda creep me out too! And when i looked at the face after your comment, i noticed the neck was a bit too wide, so thank you misterdog!

Heres just an idea i had, i enjoy using only white and black and messing with the opacity levels!

photoshop cs2 about 25 mins.

+++Art of the Saurus+++

misterdog
misterdog
  • Member since: Jul. 2, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 07
Blank Slate
Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Jan. 9th, 2007 @ 12:42 AM Reply

At 1/9/07 12:16 AM, AwesomeSaurus wrote:
indeed it does! i was just outlining where i want to put the facial features, but it does kinda creep me out too! And when i looked at the face after your comment, i noticed the neck was a bit too wide, so thank you misterdog!

I just meant it was out of proportion -.- too small for the head :)


Heres just an idea i had, i enjoy using only white and black and messing with the opacity levels!

photoshop cs2 about 25 mins.

Lol,
AWESOME zipper.

Havayosunu
Havayosunu
  • Member since: Aug. 18, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 20
Blank Slate
Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Jan. 9th, 2007 @ 05:22 PM Reply

heh, i am real sorry about that but i couldn't resist and had some fun with your character, not angry, right? it s just a joke :D

+++Art of the Saurus+++


my furry stuff.

BBS Signature
brainsss
brainsss
  • Member since: Feb. 4, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 22
Blank Slate
Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Jan. 10th, 2007 @ 09:49 AM Reply

At 1/5/07 04:20 PM, AwesomeSaurus wrote: For today, i have done the line art in the past hour, and i am currently adding details. Suggestions on how to increase the bad-assery of the character would be awesome!

the shoes man! the shoes!!

they look like those dutch wooden shoes...
just make them look cooler


BBS Signature
AwesomeSaurus
AwesomeSaurus
  • Member since: Apr. 5, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 14
Blank Slate
Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Jan. 10th, 2007 @ 09:54 AM Reply

At 1/10/07 09:49 AM, brainsss wrote:
the shoes man! the shoes!!

hmm, i believe you are right. I was going for a wacky high toe point look, but i think i might just do a thick giant sneaker sort, ill try it out a bit later. Thanks for pointing this out!

Havanayou, thanks for the pic! It made me chuckle a little bit. No need to apologize, you cannot stop inspiration when you have it :p

also, do you think i should color it in photoshop, or cell shade it flash style?

SnakeSkull
SnakeSkull
  • Member since: Jul. 17, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 11
Artist
Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Jan. 13th, 2007 @ 09:34 PM Reply

You must be painting that picture now huh Saurus?


Barev dzez.

BBS Signature
AwesomeSaurus
AwesomeSaurus
  • Member since: Apr. 5, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 14
Blank Slate
Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Jan. 17th, 2007 @ 01:16 AM Reply

At 1/13/07 09:34 PM, Snakeskull3000 wrote: You must be painting that picture now huh Saurus?

haha! right you are my friend! i hadnt had too much time on it though, being as i had to pack up and travel back to school! Thanks for keeping an eye on me snake!

i have layed down some base color now, but still havent fixed the eyes, i think ill save that for last :)

Also, trying something new with the shoes, hope you think it fits better!

+++Art of the Saurus+++

AwesomeSaurus
AwesomeSaurus
  • Member since: Apr. 5, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 14
Blank Slate
Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Jan. 17th, 2007 @ 05:38 PM Reply

well, today i added some shading, changed around some things with the hair, finally added eyes 0_0!! and started off with a background...

anyone have a cool last name for Edge? would be quite helpful!

+++Art of the Saurus+++

Russ3ll
Russ3ll
  • Member since: Mar. 4, 2005
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 12
Melancholy
Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Jan. 17th, 2007 @ 05:43 PM Reply

Make the shirt slightly tattered and give him a battle scar.


IT WAS ALL A DREAM.
Thank you CagedSilhoutte for the sexy ass sig!

BBS Signature
AwesomeSaurus
AwesomeSaurus
  • Member since: Apr. 5, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 14
Blank Slate
Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Jan. 17th, 2007 @ 05:44 PM Reply

At 1/17/07 05:43 PM, Russ3ll wrote: Make the shirt slightly tattered and give him a battle scar.

hmm, i definitly like the scar idea. I think if i was to tatter up the shirt, ill have to make it more loose fitting... ill mess around with it! Thanks for the ideas!

SnakeSkull
SnakeSkull
  • Member since: Jul. 17, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 11
Artist
Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Jan. 17th, 2007 @ 05:54 PM Reply

Saurus I think that your art is so good that you should contribute to this

Click it Saurus


Barev dzez.

BBS Signature
Killer-DuK
Killer-DuK
  • Member since: Mar. 5, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 22
Movie Buff
Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Jan. 17th, 2007 @ 07:51 PM Reply

Wow, you are really an awesome drawer. You should really make an animation with Edge in it. I would enjoy watching it.

AwesomeSaurus
AwesomeSaurus
  • Member since: Apr. 5, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 14
Blank Slate
Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Jan. 17th, 2007 @ 08:58 PM Reply

At 1/17/07 07:51 PM, Killer-DuK wrote: Wow, you are really an awesome drawer. You should really make an animation with Edge in it. I would enjoy watching it.

i can make very crappy flash animations, as you can see from those that i have put through the portal in my profile, but if i perhaps scale it down a bit on the detail, and get a badass story line, ill see what i can do! :)

Snakeskull: this is what i put in the linky you gave me... ive been drawing all day, (have to draw 100 coffee cups in a week) so i only spent like 30 mins on it! thanks for leading me to that thread though!

+++Art of the Saurus+++

AwesomeSaurus
AwesomeSaurus
  • Member since: Apr. 5, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 14
Blank Slate
Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Jan. 17th, 2007 @ 09:40 PM Reply

heres what i did for COW # 10, a snow riding animal

i present to you... the SnowSkate!

+++Art of the Saurus+++

AwesomeSaurus
AwesomeSaurus
  • Member since: Apr. 5, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 14
Blank Slate
Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Jan. 17th, 2007 @ 11:31 PM Reply

Well here it finally is!! After a solid 6 hours of work today, and who knows how much beforehand, i have finally finished this piece! You have seen it from start to finish on this thread, and given very helpful comments! My very first start to finish character that i actually put a ton of effort into!

EDGE

+++Art of the Saurus+++