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    When you first started drawing, what was the picture you most wanted to draw well?

    I hope to be good one day to draw the Balrog from the Lord of the Rings movie. The image would be when the whip end flares after the creature whirls and snaps it. Gandalf would be facing him on the bridge.

    It's a nerdy thing, but I would love to be able to capture the intensity of that moment.

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    I've always had a lot of ideas. I just wanted to be able to record them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robotus View Post
    I've always had a lot of ideas. I just wanted to be able to record them.
    Yeeeep same here. Except I still can't record the ideas well ;_;.

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    Everything. Just always wanted to be able to draw well...whatever the subject.

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    and all of the fan art in Sega Visions magazine. Wildlife art was a big interest as well, though it's not half as challenging (in other words, fun) as concept art.

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    super heroes. Mine, and others.

    To hell with that, I justed wanted to draw what was in my damn head!

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    Ninja Turtles and Loony Toons characters.

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    Well, this wasn't when I started to draw, like most here I just wanted to be able to draw everything and my own ideas so this was more of a early mid-draw crisis, but...
    Pyramidhead (not the movie version). Oh the tween torment and nights when I cried myself to sleep because I couldn't draw his helmet in the right perspective, or in the right anything.

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    First it was super heroes, now I want to be as good as the Old Masters when it comes to painting.

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    I really, really wanted to paint this:
    Name:  Warhammer.jpg
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    Edit: I removed my image because in retrospect it felt like an attention grab. I'll do a proper master study.. One day, baby...

    Dave Gallagher painted this. Thanks Vermis.

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    I can't believe you reminded me of this!!! Moosh from LOZ: Oracle of Ages. Very random. It was in the booklet that came with the GameBoy, I remember struggling for hours with colored pencil.

    When you first started drawing, what was the picture you most wanted to draw well?

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    I was tiny...I wanted to draw a girl in a dress. XD After that, I wanted to draw all kinds of things, but I didn't draw fanart stuff till I was 21. I missed so many YEARS! Oh well. :3

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    Quote Originally Posted by QueenGwenevere View Post
    ...ALL of them?
    Ditto.

    If I told you just how many ideas I have, I wouldn't leave the keyboard for like a week. When you first started drawing, what was the picture you most wanted to draw well?

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    I remember when I was 8 - 11 all I wanted to draw well was pokemon and neopets >.>

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    Ha ha! I was something like 5 years old and I had this picture in my head of a little girl wearing a white dress with a wreath of flowers in her hair. I tried so hard to get it out on paper and couldn't understand why it wasn't working. That's the earliest memory I have of wanting to draw something. I also remember my kindergarten teacher asking me why I never drew fingers on people's hands and I said something like "because that's the way I draw them!" My very first instance of "that's my style man!"

    So funny.

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    Superheroes primarily.

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    Last edited by Vermis; January 30th, 2011 at 06:50 PM.
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    I can't remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by damascus57 View Post
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    I really, really wanted to draw this:
    Name:  Warhammer.jpg
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    This was my attempt:
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    I changed the Symbolism a bit though..
    You did a nice job, it's just a shame IMO that you didn't keep the same strong yet diffuse overhead lighting as in the image. You might be able to take those whites back with a sharp eraser though.
    Who painted that by the way?

    On topic: When I was in highschool, I wanted to be one of those Japanese Final Fantasy artists or ... Hyung Tae Kim. One day I read an interview with him, which I mildly hoped would give away neat pro tips or some secret technique of his I dunno, but the most helpful bit really was where he explained that he looked at a lot of art and always wondered what made good stuff so and used that to make his own better. At that moment I thought "if that's good enough for him it's good enough for me" and started trying to aim higher than emulating his lines and tricks.

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    Horses. I used to be quite good at them, but I haven't drawn one for years.

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    Fortresses, and a lot of cartoon characters I grew up with.

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    Yeaahhhh I probably just wanted to draw Pokemon and anime and various Cartoon Network cartoons (how uninteresting! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouMeng View Post
    Who painted that by the way?
    It's one of Dave Gallagher's.

    http://bloodofkittens.com/blog/2010/...ave-gallagher/

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    Everything, but largely super-heroes and fantasy characters, both original and fan.

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    I wanted to be able to draw anime like this girl in highschool. This is her DA http://crazys.deviantart.com/

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    I wanted to be able to draw something like the old masters. I was an unusual kid, I was fascinated by Goya, Rembrandt, Caravaggio and the other masters and could spend hours just looking at paintings.



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    Horses. I used to be quite good at them, but I haven't drawn one for years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vermis View Post
    I forgot to edit my post but after posting I had found this page where it says it was painted by Karl Kopinski. If you look him up you'll see he makes sense too. One of our links is wrong, but I couldn't find the image on Kopinski's website and Gallagher doesn't seem to have one so... Perhaps Damascus knows? Sorry for the OT.

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    I could say I've peered at Games Workshop artwork for over a decade, if it helps. It's got Dave's style all over it.
    Or you could ask Karl.

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