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Cambrian horrors

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Cambrian horrors 2019-05-20 14:08:13


Hello Art Forum.


I thought I'd make a thread for some of my work here seeing as everyone else is. I like to draw a lot of monsters and animals and primarily work with pen and ink. Below are a couple of recent pieces: iu_28491_7071216.jpg


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Some critique would be greatly appreciated! I want to get better at my craft as it were.


Thanks for looking.

Response to Cambrian horrors 2019-05-22 16:30:16


Here's a couple more recent pieces.


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Response to Cambrian horrors 2019-06-09 15:51:01


Bleep bloop, another recent thing.


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Response to Cambrian horrors 2019-06-21 15:50:13


More things HOORAY!!


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Response to Cambrian horrors 2019-06-23 04:49:46


Sweet.

Response to Cambrian horrors 2019-06-24 16:49:57


At 6/23/19 04:49 AM, GraceAndGlory wrote: Sweet.


Thanks man.


Here's another piece I just completed, it's quite a personal piece so for once I actually feel quite attached to it. Feedback would be appreciated.


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Response to Cambrian horrors 2019-06-25 04:16:02


I really like your cross-hatching shading style. It really matches the tone of your works. I think it works especially well when you use somewhat thicker lines on the outlines, so they don't get lost.

Response to Cambrian horrors 2019-06-25 13:20:56


Great job! I love how macabre it looks, and the way you shade compliments it a lot

Response to Cambrian horrors 2019-06-28 17:46:55


Thanks guys! It means a lot to me that there's people who enjoy what I do.


Here's a drawing of a katydid! Hooray! iu_36333_7071216.jpg

Response to Cambrian horrors 2019-07-01 11:58:04


iu_36905_7071216.jpgYes.

Response to Cambrian horrors 2019-07-05 17:33:46


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Open mouth

Response to Cambrian horrors 2019-09-02 18:19:07


Been a while since I posted here last. Have more monsters!


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Response to Cambrian horrors 2019-09-19 15:52:53


I painted for the first time in forever.


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Response to Cambrian horrors 2019-11-18 15:40:58


More things for you to point your eyes at.


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Also, I fell in love with MS Paint recently. There's something about its simplistic, humble interface that I really like.


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Response to Cambrian horrors 2019-11-21 18:59:36


Here's a piece I've just finished, that might be part of a bigger project, that I'm proud of. Some critique or general feedback would be greatly appreciated!


Response to Cambrian horrors 2019-12-08 15:24:50


Beetles!


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Response to Cambrian horrors 2019-12-27 16:35:43


A couple more recent things...iu_81168_7071216.jpg

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Response to Cambrian horrors 2019-12-29 13:35:17


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Another piece, I'm proud of this one.

Response to Cambrian horrors 2020-01-04 05:56:31


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More MS Paint shenanigans!

Response to Cambrian horrors 2020-01-05 15:14:55


Doop de dooooo, more stuff iu_83415_7071216.png

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Response to Cambrian horrors 2020-01-15 10:53:59


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*Cricket chirp*

Response to Cambrian horrors 2020-01-16 01:04:38


At 1/15/20 10:53 AM, CambrianPikaia wrote:
*Cricket chirp*


wow! digging the style!! Its haunting


[-----free like clouds-----]

My art thread <3

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Response to Cambrian horrors 2020-03-12 19:14:01


At 1/16/20 01:04 AM, TreasurePlanet wrote:
At 1/15/20 10:53 AM, CambrianPikaia wrote:
*Cricket chirp*
wow! digging the style!! Its haunting


Thank you! That's nice of you to say.


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After years of not painting I've tried to learn to paint again. I feel like how I draw doesn't translate very well to how I paint. Here's a couple of recent bits:


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Response to Cambrian horrors 2020-03-23 10:42:29


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More recent experiments...

Response to Cambrian horrors 2020-04-06 15:58:16


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More things. Take them or leave them.

Response to Cambrian horrors 2020-05-08 17:58:37


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I'm attempting to get better with colours at the moment. Here's a painting I just finished which I'm quite proud of. I want some critique on it, so if you do give some please be honest, I want to improve my painting skills.

Response to Cambrian horrors 2020-05-08 19:24:27


At 5/8/20 05:58 PM, CambrianPikaia wrote:
I'm attempting to get better with colours at the moment. Here's a painting I just finished which I'm quite proud of. I want some critique on it, so if you do give some please be honest, I want to improve my painting skills.


Man, the colors on this one are really good!

Overall its looking really well composed except the way the tree at the top is kissing the edge there. In general you want to avoid objects and entities in drawings from lining with the edges in that way since it kind of draws the eye away from the piece itself. Also I think the linework on it is pulling the top too far into a distinctly 'known' sort of symbol, where I'm thinking "is it a heart, is it a tree?" and this question isn't really serving to enhance the piece in any real way.

Another issue I have with this is the little dude standing on top of the creature. The way that he is a stark, black silhouette pulls too much attention to him against the pastel colors around him. The outline of the fish thing is suitably washed out by being painted over, so it blends into the environment; and the starker black of the creature's mouth works because its on the face of the main attraction of the piece - so having the creature's face be the focal point works. But with the figure up top, there is competition for where the focal point is supposed to be and throws the flow off a bit.


Beyond those two issues though, this a very well rendered, realized and laid out painting, lots to like. looking forward to seeing more from you!


Also side note, I saw earlier your lament that your style wasn't translating as well into painting, or something to that effect, and don't worry about it. When switching up mediums, the more different the media, the more different the techniques used, so the more varied your art will look. Its all more about knowing what you're looking to accomplish and choosing the appropriate medium(s). A kinetic action heavy illustration isn't going to translate as easily onto a canvas with oil paints. Just like a well rendered out fine art portrait is gonna be harder to capture with an assortment of fine liners.


Art Thread. Art Page. Twitter. Very Cool.

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Response to Cambrian horrors 2020-05-09 14:58:48


At 5/8/20 07:24 PM, JackDCurleo wrote:
At 5/8/20 05:58 PM, CambrianPikaia wrote:
I'm attempting to get better with colours at the moment. Here's a painting I just finished which I'm quite proud of. I want some critique on it, so if you do give some please be honest, I want to improve my painting skills.
Man, the colors on this one are really good!
Overall its looking really well composed except the way the tree at the top is kissing the edge there. In general you want to avoid objects and entities in drawings from lining with the edges in that way since it kind of draws the eye away from the piece itself. Also I think the linework on it is pulling the top too far into a distinctly 'known' sort of symbol, where I'm thinking "is it a heart, is it a tree?" and this question isn't really serving to enhance the piece in any real way.
Another issue I have with this is the little dude standing on top of the creature. The way that he is a stark, black silhouette pulls too much attention to him against the pastel colors around him. The outline of the fish thing is suitably washed out by being painted over, so it blends into the environment; and the starker black of the creature's mouth works because its on the face of the main attraction of the piece - so having the creature's face be the focal point works. But with the figure up top, there is competition for where the focal point is supposed to be and throws the flow off a bit.

Beyond those two issues though, this a very well rendered, realized and laid out painting, lots to like. looking forward to seeing more from you!

Also side note, I saw earlier your lament that your style wasn't translating as well into painting, or something to that effect, and don't worry about it. When switching up mediums, the more different the media, the more different the techniques used, so the more varied your art will look. Its all more about knowing what you're looking to accomplish and choosing the appropriate medium(s). A kinetic action heavy illustration isn't going to translate as easily onto a canvas with oil paints. Just like a well rendered out fine art portrait is gonna be harder to capture with an assortment of fine liners.


Hey there, thanks for the in depth critique. I agree with what you have said and I will take it in for future paintings. I suppose you're also right about using different media, too, so that's some food for thought. Thanks for the reply, your work is pretty great, by the way.


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Anyway just so I'm not posting only text, here's a silly sketchbook drawing I decided to digitally colour. The Sampson Couple, with the Sampson Larvae!


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Response to Cambrian horrors 2020-05-11 03:46:10


Another painting of one of my favourite rhino beetles, Dynastes tityus. Critique would once again be very welcome here. iu_120061_7071216.jpg

Response to Cambrian horrors 2020-05-21 14:44:55


More stuff, first, something I would like critque on, a comic page:



I want feedback on how it reads, and how the art looks. Anything you see that could be improved. As I say, please be brutally honest if you need to be, I want to get better as an artist.


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Unrelated, I decided to participate in that Sailor Moon Redraw meme for some reason. I've never actually watched Sailor Moon, but I thought it would be fun to draw something without taking it seriously for once. I produced an abomination of a drawing, but it was fun so that's that.


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*Sorry if I hurt your eyes with this!*