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    April Self-Portrait Thread!

    April Self-Portrait Thread!
    No fooling, either.

    Guess I'll start this one off with a nine-hour Opencanvas 3 marathon. I think I've come a long way in the last month, even if I've been... skimping on the SP's.

    Great work in March, everyone. A lot of improvement, a lot of new faces. Awesome work everyone, you should all be proud of yourselves.

    And here we go.

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    sliced my neck
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    proud member blood portrait cult

    Last edited by jwo; April 1st, 2004 at 06:11 AM.
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    damn silvrain... that one is soo nice.. love it..

    jwo.. another crazy blood dude.. cool..

    I havent done one in a while because I have been visiting my parents, I managed to quickly sketch myself but was on the run the whole time.. it was a crazy and fun time there...

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    and my sketches...
    (sharpie)
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    Okay...trying again this month XD

    One doodly painty thing from shipainter:
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    And playing around with said painty thing:
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    I really like the second one best.

    Silvrain :: I was serious when I said it was easily my favorite of yours. It's stunning.
    jwo :: The blood...is creepy, I like the darker smears.
    jook :: I like the second set of sketches, it's always good to study.

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    30 min PS7.

    Inspired by Android? I think so.


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    I self-published a book on the fundamentals of drawing from life.

    http://www.amazon.com/Fundamentals-D...8951905&sr=8-1
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    Cool SP's guys

    Silvrain: very tight indeed!
    JWO: That has a cool abstract feel to it, I dig it.
    Jook: cool stuff, Your continued effort really shows.
    asbestoshazard: cool sp....but what is that in the top right? :p
    jetpack42: Looks good but try more values if you are going for monochromatic.


    here is my latest.

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    Hi

    Just had one of those days when everything you draw and paint turns out crap? Today I´m having just that.
    Anyway apriils fools day so I decided to post a sp anyway.

    I used size 20 watercolour brush and painted to quickly so the paper crumbled,
    saved a little with ugly white colour and some more ink
    with size 6 water colour brush.
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    KoZ: the left eye (your right eye) seems to float togheter with the nose, otherwise its nice and expressive.

    Jetpack: Nice 30min sp. One suggestion, since I rarley get any time to sit down for more than 20 min a time I continue my sp:s over several times to get them finished it´s hard to get back in same position but one gets better. Anyway when you get a quick one that you feel you got a good structure to, continue it over a couple of "sittings" and do as KoZ wrote put in more values and refine so you get to practise that too if you understand what I mean (sorry bad english).

    asbestoshazard: So thats on your mind :blush:

    jook: Yeah it´s always fun to meet the parents (In my case if its not to long period of time) Keep at it

    jwo: Oh my God one of those selfdestructive art people Looks a little like you are being born.

    Silvrain: Nice one different from your other ones if I remember correctly.

    My sketchbook flawed to the max page 5
    Ps:Hope you understand my English.
    Remember my advices taste best with a grain of salt.
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    Sticks and Stones...
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    Sorry it's not totally new, but I needed to push this one further to reflect some feelings. I am such a f***ing drama queen...

    Last edited by Kanimator; April 1st, 2004 at 11:54 PM.
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    35 min PS7.

    I want to color like bengal.

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    I hear you guys, I'll start working on some longer studies after this weekend...

    Also, I'm saving my images at 75dpi, and compressing them in the photoshop "Save for Web" function...what does everyone else do? My images run between 20-60k. I'm curious, cause I never notice everyone else's looking like crap, like mine...(with the blurring and the artifacts and whatnot)

    Last edited by jetpack42; April 2nd, 2004 at 06:15 AM.
    I self-published a book on the fundamentals of drawing from life.

    http://www.amazon.com/Fundamentals-D...8951905&sr=8-1
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    just a bit pyscho

    tried a really detailed one and then decided to go all pyscho and stuff. this one took about 25-30 mins, tweaking here and there i could go on forever .




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    love silvrain's...what medium matey?

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    silvrain - do you have an event file for that? i'd love to see it.

    lots of seattle artists here, you guys all know eacother?

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    april 2nd

    love the rain
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    Originally posted by elevenrequiem
    silvrain - do you have an event file for that? i'd love to see it.

    lots of seattle artists here, you guys all know eacother?

    Kanimator, Martist, and myself all went to the same school. I don't really know that jackass Martist very well though.

    I self-published a book on the fundamentals of drawing from life.

    http://www.amazon.com/Fundamentals-D...8951905&sr=8-1
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    not a good drawing by any means, but was fun to do...

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    killing people... nice play on lighting... new go-tee?
    martist... interesting effect, though there are problems with the proportions....
    jetpack42... nice attempt at a tough angle..
    Kanimator... recently you have been doing some really nice stuff with this series. I like a lot of your ideas.. creative stuff...
    Mindflaw... That one turned out really nice.. I like it...
    Wizard of KOZ... Thanks man.. that one shows a lot of emotion.. you seem to really be into that type of thing.. It would be cool to see a new approach to the rendering...
    asbestoshazard.. glad to see your face again.. Nice little peter in the corner there..

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    April Self-Portrait Thread!

    Tweaking out, after a 10-hour produce shift. Reffed off webcam; 10-minute solid oekaki. My hideous green uniform gave everything a creepy, Matrix-green glow. Bonus points if you're Canadian and you can figure out where I work, contest not open to Azzy.

    On a side note, what's an event file?

    Medium, the absolutely fantastic watercolor brush in Open Canvas 3. Thanks for stoking my ego on the last one, everyone. I worked hard, glad it showed.

    jwo: the fingerprints are eerie, the whole thing is disturbingly cool.
    jook: very nice sketchbook work, and I particularly like the last one. Your strongpoints are color and looseness, that's for sure.
    azzy: the one you didn't post rocked my world, but I loved watching this little 'series' progress. The way you did your eyes... fantastic.
    mindflaw: very nice work. the creepy, half-lit eye in the shadows makes the piece.
    jetpack: I'm a fan of the thick lines in the shadowed area of your face on both your pieces, and color choice.
    kanimator: It's almost like the words are written on a mirror.. it's an interesting effect, the whole thing looks cool. Angst-filled art, imo, is the best to view.
    koz: speaking of... damn. I don't recall seeing an SP you've done that isn't dark, with an extreme facial expression. The color, black balance.. very good stuff.
    killing.people: excellent lighting, I find myself looking more at the right side of the picture, yeah. I'm really impressed with the lighting job on your last one.

    Last edited by Silvrain; April 3rd, 2004 at 01:15 AM.
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    tried more realistic than pyscho

    brb

    and for not knowing someone how can you call them a jackass. i think that reflects poorly on your character, jetpack

    Last edited by martist; April 3rd, 2004 at 06:50 AM.
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    open up your 9 hour masterpiece in opencanvas.. up on the menu bar between filter and view, there's "Event".. you can save and load event files to watch stroke by stroke "playback" of your drawings. if you save one you can post it on here and all of the lucky folks with oc3 can open it up and watch your masterpiece come to life stroke by stroke.

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    April Self-Portrait Thread!

    I don't really know what I was doing...I got tired and just stopped drawing. You know how when you're sitting in class and you start to doze off? You just wind up making notes that literally trail off the page? Drawing this felt like that after a while.

    jetpack :: I'm a fan of the black weighted lines and vibrant colors, it's a nice style.
    Wizard of KOZ :: I have no idea what you're talking about. *COUGH* The colors in that one are amazing...the darkness, the blues and oranges! *swoon*
    Mindflaw :: Lovin' the textures of the white. I especially like what this smear is doing:
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    Something about it...
    Kanimator :: The blank and featureless face is frightening on some inner level, I think it's the hollow eye-sockets.
    martist :: Very creepy -- it has a nightmarish feel to it, indeed. I've always loved the black/white/red color scheme.
    killing.people :: Did you do that in painter? The strange lightening makes the picture very interesting, I like the warm colors in the upper left of your face.
    jook :: Good to see you too ^^ And it's ALL about the fun!
    Silvrain :: Solids...watercolor...doesn't seem to matter, you always "produce" fine work. *so punny* I'm always impressed with solids, they escape me.

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    nuts, 250free.com is down, pesky free host! i can't post anything just now. i've done a couple of open canvas SPs and if my host doesn't come back up tomorrow i'll try photobucket or something. good start to the month though, i wish i could contribute...

    for the sake of posting something of note, i saw cat power on thursday night, she's mental.

    cheers

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    well well - April's here already!
    nice start, you all.

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    ugh... this one just did not turn out at all... plus the lips were driving me insane... they're kinda off... well a bunch is kinda off...

    it sux when you hate your lips but have to spend the longest time on them on every pic since you can't get 'em right!!!

    well.. i figured i should sketch something up otherwise i'll never get back into it!!! i need to utilize my time better - i waste so much of it doing nothing...

    egh... my face is too boring haha... anyone wanna trade!?


    ~chasing whims is not always a waste of time~

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    fae- trade? yes, give me a line drawing and i'll see what i can come up with. i'll have to wait untill my free host is working again but i'd be up for swaping faces :-) or maybe do a painting based on paintings already posted? your off the cuff comment got my attention, but bear in mind its 3am and i'm a little drunk... not to say it wouldnt be fun though..

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    Ni*: sounds good to me --- though what i REALLY meant was... does anyone wanna give me their face so i can stop having mine!? haha... - comment out of frustration.
    but i guess that WOULD be interesting, huh?? =D
    drunk? pfft

    ahh it's sad now i look at it and i can tell why EVERYTHING is off... and it's disgustingly off...


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    After drawing manga for 4 years its REALLY hard to switch over to a lifelike style O__o This is my second selfportrait ever done and I must say that.. Daaammn I've got huge eyes! *sigh* My scanner also erased about half of the shadings so it looks FLAT. Nope nope. I dont like this pic.

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    April Self-Portrait Thread!

    great work everybody

    newest sketchbook
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    "Have only 4 values, but all the edges you want." Glen Orbik
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    super quick
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    you rock!! keep going!!!

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    silv iga

    sweet deal haha

    or maybe another store with green ?

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    Not too bad for.. something I really, really didn't feel like doing.

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    Elevenrequiem, I finally figured out how to save the event (for some reason it didn't work for my April 1 post..) and the event can be found at:
    http://silvrain.com/DSP/DarkEvent.oe3

    Kind of embarassing, watching myself struggle trying to figure out how to 'move' a selection. Three cheers for minimal tool knowledge.

    Endreagan- you must live in bc too, close, but no cigar
    Oblio - good to see you back here and drawing again!
    sone_one - very nice texturing in that grayscale.
    jenjen - I feel the pain of anime. But you did good, considering
    fae - interesting technique, I like how nothing's smoothed out.
    azzy - you know I love all your SPs.

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    April Self-Portrait Thread!

    Pencil and watercolor tool in Painter...looking back it is so flat and plain...maybe I should have done -something- to the bg.

    fae :: I can never get my mouth to look right either but I like your SP -- particularly the shadows around the nose, mouth and jaw.
    JenJen :: I remember when I first started copy-catting manga and anime and all that jazz. It ruined my style completely and I'm still trapped in the influence. It's all about proportions, I think. Your SP looks pretty good -- nice job on the shading in the eyes and ear.
    sone_one :: The lighting really brings out the dimensions of your face, it looks fantastic!
    Oblio :: Nice and sketchy, it -looks- super quick, I love the bold strokes. It's always nice to see the guides people set down.
    Silvrain ::
    Kanimator :: I'm jealous of your blends and colors -- very nice SP.

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