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    Mind over Matter

    ... Cause, y'know, my name's Matt. ... Matt? Matter? Puns are fun.

    But on top of that, this thread's title says what I'm here to do, and that's to grab Artistic Vision by its trachea, thrust my remaining hand similarly into the figurative flesh of Artistic Execution, and slam their heads together nonstop until the resulting blood spray produces art of a much higher caliber than I'm starting with.

    Let's get to it, shall we?

    One big dump of current and semi-current art, headed your way.


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    Got inspired by Idiot Apathy's speedpaint vids and took a running leap at doing something of my own. I've done some speedpainting in the past, but I could use a lot more practice.
    Time: ~30 mins


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    Welcome to the land of sketchbooks! It's hard to give good criticism this early on, but what I can say is that I think your tiger-snail is the best idea ever. Seriously, that's awesome. The insect-ammonite-thingie looks great as well.

    Other than that I'll just get on with the obligatory "you're off to a good start and be sure to keep posting now"-routine.

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    Einen: Thanks for the welcome and encouragement! I can see myself improving a good deal, if I stick around here and update regularly. Glad you like the tiger slug, he's a favourite of mine. I love combination creatures in general. The fruit fishes in your sketchbook had me oogling them for awhile; they're excellent.



    Decided to try my hand at painting from life, this evening. First time I've ever done it, digitally or otherwise. My Tylenol Extra Strength and Garlic Salt were kind enough to pose for me.


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    That painting before way too constraining. Had to get something more fun out of my system.

    Recent anatomy studies have apparently paid off in making my monsters look even freakier. How pleasing. <3


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    The tiger-snail rules!

    Pretty good figure studies. And the snail, oh, so good!! Haha. Awesome!

    I like the painting of Tylenol Extra Strength and Garlic Salt. Very good.

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    joaKimArt: Thank you, I appreciate the kind words from an artist whose work I consider quite lovely. The way you render rock and abstract form is quite enjoyable to look at.



    Doodled this serpent thing up earlier today during class and decided to practice some painting on it. I really don't care for my painting style yet. Or drawing style. Or living style. But I'm sure I'll work one or the other of them out sooner or later. Any advice anyone can offer on the first two is more than welcome.


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    First is an empty bottle of apple juice setting on my desk that I decided to practice some light painting with, like the garlic salt before.

    Second is a WIP prop going for class of Poseidon's Trident.

    Third was a WIP for the Herald of the Queen CHOW.


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    Nice sketchbook so far

    I like the empty bottle above me
    At first glance it looks crazy realistic

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    Thanks, JFierce, the bottle's popular with lots of people, it seems. :D


    Think I'll ditch that knight from before. No time to finish it before the deadline and really no desire to either, from how crap it's looking. Maybe sometime, though. The final project for color principles was pretty open, so I decided to get back to what gets me excited enough to paint.

    - WIP of bloodflower shaman lizard thing for Color Principles.
    - WIP of trident from before. Still working on more distortions and reflection in the silver.


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    Update on the creature.

    Edit: Getting in and defining things.

    Edit edit: Still moreso.


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    monstertree is offline They look so good that's why I keep 'em in the front Level 7 Gladiator: Samnite
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    hey, nice sketchbook! I particularly like the spider nautilus hybrid, keep the creatures coming!

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    Thanks very much, monstertree.

    Been quite a while since I updated, but that's mostly due to lack of art to show. Did get these two concepts done for a character I'm in the process of modeling and rigging, though. Got her head done, and that's at least 3/4 the battle.
    It'd be fun to model and rig up her little walker machine too, if I get the extra time towards the end of the semester, but as it stands she'll probably wind up turntabling all by her lonesome on a crate.


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