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Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Mar. 11th, 2007 @ 11:18 PM Reply

really no comments eh. Boo my lack of friends.

Anyhoo, heres a Surrealism project for my digital paint class, in low quality of course, my DA will have a better version..

We were required to take something extraordinary and make it seem less than special, or vice versa.. I took the milky way galaxy and put it into a vending machine! Reminds me of Men In Black...

Photoshop cs2
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Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Mar. 12th, 2007 @ 06:08 AM Reply

At 3/10/07 02:14 AM, AwesomeSaurus wrote: and newly finished COW 18

about 3 hours, strictly photoshop and a tablet..

I loooooove this one (for some reason).
My one problem with it is that the body looks too flat compared to the neck. Do that "bulge" thing a little bit on it and it is a win!

The one with the milky way galaxies is sweet!

but the fingers don 't look like thet would actually meet. Make them slope a little more?

I like all ye stuff, Awesome!


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Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Mar. 12th, 2007 @ 12:20 PM Reply

love your artwork man! keep it up.


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Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Mar. 15th, 2007 @ 01:48 PM Reply

Thanks guys! I appreciate it!

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-The Hollix-

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Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Mar. 15th, 2007 @ 01:55 PM Reply

That is cool!.


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Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Mar. 15th, 2007 @ 02:20 PM Reply

What technique do you use to shade like that?

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Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Mar. 15th, 2007 @ 02:25 PM Reply

At 3/15/07 01:48 PM, AwesomeSaurus wrote: Thanks guys! I appreciate it!

COW 19
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-The Hollix-

hey saurus! awesome job, as i've alredy told you :D

as I told you on DA try blending the vacuum vortex a bit more with the planet, other than that i love it :)


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Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Mar. 15th, 2007 @ 03:23 PM Reply

At 3/15/07 02:25 PM, TomAzza wrote:
hey saurus! awesome job, as i've alredy told you :D

as I told you on DA try blending the vacuum vortex a bit more with the planet, other than that i love it :)

Yes indeedy! I will definitely improve it before this COW ends, i think your wise words will help quite a bit!

As for my shading tactics, I use photoshop cs2, and I:

-Lay down solid color
-add shading on the same layer
-add highlights
-use a more opaque brush with the original color, around 20 -30 percent to blend in
-touch it up with the smudge tool

Seems to work relatively well in my last 2 COW submissions, Im still learning though!

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Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Mar. 15th, 2007 @ 04:07 PM Reply

At 3/15/07 03:23 PM, AwesomeSaurus wrote:
Yes indeedy! I will definitely improve it before this COW ends, i think your wise words will help quite a bit!

glad i could help :)

As for my shading tactics, I use photoshop cs2, and I:

-Lay down solid color
-add shading on the same layer
-add highlights
-use a more opaque brush with the original color, around 20 -30 percent to blend in
-touch it up with the smudge tool

nice it works really well, i tend to do shadings on different layers and use the soften tool to blend colors in, and sometimes the smudge tool.

oh and i do the shadings with a slightly darker colour with a 4-5 pixel brush at 20% opacity, blend in, and keep shading, then i do a second shading with an even darker color at 40-50% opacity and 2-3 px.

highlights are pretty much the same

then i tend to do what comes to me, burning, sharpening, softening, blurring etc etc... whatever i think looks best :)

anyway keep the good stuff coming! your a really good artist


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Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Mar. 16th, 2007 @ 06:00 PM Reply

Improved Hollix, thanks for the advice on it Tom! :)

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Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Mar. 16th, 2007 @ 07:07 PM Reply

At 3/16/07 06:00 PM, AwesomeSaurus wrote: Improved Hollix, thanks for the advice on it Tom! :)

Nice man, this CoW is turning out great for everyone!

I still feel like the sucked up part of the planet should continue all the way to the left, not break off at his hand.

It's still great though, nice job.


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Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Mar. 17th, 2007 @ 01:37 AM Reply

At 3/16/07 07:07 PM, PandaMime wrote:
I still feel like the sucked up part of the planet should continue all the way to the left, not break off at his hand.

Very true PM :) Fixed it up for the final piece :

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Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Mar. 17th, 2007 @ 04:12 AM Reply

At 3/17/07 01:37 AM, AwesomeSaurus wrote:
Very true PM :) Fixed it up for the final piece :

much better :D


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Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Mar. 23rd, 2007 @ 10:14 PM Reply

ehhhhh COW 20 WIP.

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Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Mar. 24th, 2007 @ 06:56 AM Reply

At 3/23/07 10:14 PM, AwesomeSaurus wrote: ehhhhh COW 20 WIP.

That's really good, do you want advice on it?

If so: I only have two things you can really improve on; make the guy more smiley, he looks like he should be smiling, and made the magma cracks glow more, give him a little reddish aura.

Anyway, nice drawing, looking forward to the finished one.


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Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Mar. 24th, 2007 @ 04:56 PM Reply

At 3/24/07 06:56 AM, PandaMime wrote:
If so: I only have two things you can really improve on; make the guy more smiley, he looks like he should be smiling, and made the magma cracks glow more, give him a little reddish aura.

thanks so much! i will work on that, see how it looks :)

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Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Mar. 25th, 2007 @ 06:05 PM Reply

COW 20 - Cloud Creator, finished product.. I didnt go with the smiley thing PandaMime, since i thought it would be a little too cartoony, but I did take your advice on the cracks, and i must say, you were very correct! Thanks much :)

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Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Mar. 25th, 2007 @ 07:14 PM Reply

At 3/25/07 06:05 PM, AwesomeSaurus wrote: COW 20 - Cloud Creator, finished product.. I didnt go with the smiley thing PandaMime, since i thought it would be a little too cartoony,

That's okay! It looks very good as it is!

but I did take your advice on the cracks, and i must say, you were very correct! Thanks much :)

It looks much more like lava now, kudos on another nice CoW


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Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Mar. 26th, 2007 @ 01:38 AM Reply

a little messing around to relax, quick sketchie.

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Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Mar. 26th, 2007 @ 02:46 PM Reply

heres another surrealism picture, saying that stonehenge was not so spectacular :)

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Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Mar. 26th, 2007 @ 02:51 PM Reply

nice Saurus :DD

really you know i like your stuff...how long does it take you usually to draw something?


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Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Mar. 26th, 2007 @ 04:17 PM Reply

thanks :)

Well it depends, lately i have been spending far more time on the COW entries, the past 3 have been at least 8 hour pieces each. The initial sketching stage however, takes me about 10 - 15 minutes. I should really spend even MORE time on them, but i have too much classwork going on and havent really had the time :/

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Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Apr. 7th, 2007 @ 03:27 PM Reply

POST MOAR ART!

Aren't you on vacation right now (if not, hahahahahahaha).

You should draw more.


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Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Apr. 7th, 2007 @ 07:13 PM Reply

haha very true Panda, I am on vacation, sadly that means i am working my ass off at my part time job so i have funds for college. :/ Fear not though, i will be back in action starting tomorrow night, maybe I will do this weeks COW

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Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Apr. 7th, 2007 @ 07:26 PM Reply

Oh good. =)


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Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 12:31 AM Reply

Just getting back into the swing of things, some practice with new brushes, little sketching, foolin around etc. Kinda Grungy.

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Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 06:43 AM Reply

At 4/9/07 12:31 AM, AwesomeSaurus wrote: Just getting back into the swing of things, some practice with new brushes, little sketching, foolin around etc. Kinda Grungy.

Nice, I really like that style of art.

Maybe a different brush for the blood though?

Anyway, good pic =)


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Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 11:20 AM Reply

At 4/9/07 12:31 AM, AwesomeSaurus wrote: Just getting back into the swing of things, some practice with new brushes, little sketching, foolin around etc. Kinda Grungy.

really awesome stuff!!

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Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Apr. 18th, 2007 @ 03:25 AM Reply

At 4/9/07 11:20 AM, zef7 wrote:

really awesome stuff!!

Thanks alot :)

Been a while since i gave anything to this thread, heres one i just finished, 2 solid hours of working in the early mornin gets you odd results.

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Response to +++Art of the Saurus+++ Apr. 18th, 2007 @ 07:56 AM Reply

At 4/18/07 03:25 AM, AwesomeSaurus wrote:
At 4/9/07 11:20 AM, zef7 wrote:

really awesome stuff!!
Thanks alot :)

Been a while since i gave anything to this thread, heres one i just finished, 2 solid hours of working in the early mornin gets you odd results.

fucking great.

you keep getting better and better :D


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