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    DSG 2658: Battle Snail with One Eye

    DSG 2658: Battle Snail with One Eye

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    Vulgar: AHAHAHAHA! I knew you'd like that one LMAO!

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    One Eyed Battle Snail featuring Toby the retarded henchman....lol
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    DSG 2658: Battle Snail with One Eye

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    Lege: That's cool idea How much do you use reference with these?
    Stefano: Check out http://drawabox.com/ there are some good basic exercises
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    Stonec: Thank you much man and zero reference on this one. There is nothing wrong with referencing and most every artist will recommend it. I really enjoy trying to do as much as possible without reference cause I enjoy the freedom of creating that way; I often listen to fast paced music like metal or drum and bass while painting and find a rhythm. If I truly don't understand something or feel something looks that bad then I won't hesitate to do some research on the cause. Very good to experiment with the brush pen and microns, I used to use a lot of those years ago when I first entered the tattoo industry back in 2003, now not so much though.

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    Lege: Ty. I tend to use lot of refs as I feel like I do better work if I do. Brush pen was for hiding stuff out and playing with those masses, getting out of comfort zone is important and changing mediums can help with it, it forces you to think differently, struggling is where you learn and last piece was where I struggled a lot. I feel like music sometimes can influence mood or mark making, mostly heavier music for me, but taste is wider than that

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    Stonec: For sure, reference naturally puts the artist's work on steroids. I'm learning to use them more but loosely. I had being a photocopier, so I stay away from doing work like that which sucks cause I'm a tattoo artist by trade and my industry is plagued with people doing and wanting pictures printed on to their skin, which I'm not excited about. Yeah I feel you on getting out of the comfort zone, that's great you're doing that. I have tortured myself for years with multiple mediums and techniques. I try to focus on the main foundations of image making to really push my learning opposed to making myself miserable with going to far outside the box with weird mediums and methods. Yes I like all music too but lately I have been listening to a lot of crazy stuff which is nice for a change =) Looking forward to you dropping a Werewolf in that DSG forum, I just took a crap in there. It's a great topic with lots of possibilities.....

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    Have been trying to push my hags bit further with digital, I have been copier too or in study loop before but have started to use my studies imagination sketches lately, I do think studies are part of process if you use it to brush out weaknesses or something that is hard to do in your current work. By people wanting photo's in their skin, you mean photorealism?? People need to educated on that and some moods you cant just have with putting loads of details everywhere and you even lose focal point if you do it. https://www.howardlyon.com/blog/2014...deas-vs-skills some interesting thoughts about making art in general. Might take dump on werewolf, but posting progress on hags

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    Stonec: That's the right idea, just keep pushing to get better. There is no being good enough, so you must stay learning and experimenting. I think a good balance of studying images by copying them is good and then also using them to an extent but letting your imagination soar, or just let you imagine do all the work sometimes. It's all good as long as you are doing something. Yes people are very into realism and photorealism in tattooing; it is the easiest way to gain notariety and impress the general public; yes, it still takes skills to be a human copy machine. I see tons of color pencil artists on instagram that just recreate photo references using their color pencils, whatever makes people happy I guess. The article was cool, I was always told that a great idea is important cause one could have great skills but not think beyond painting figurative stuff taught in schools or still lifes. Yeah, the werewolf thread is great, I really enjoyed that one. Vulgar just bombed on the DSG with lots of new topics. Keep doing whatever is best for you and remember that what you feed, grows =)

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    @Lege - Epic!

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    Forgot the battle bit, oh well.
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    @porg - this is so cool, what did you paint it with?

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    He's got no eyes of his own, but he picked one up.
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    Just acrylics Trixtar, thanks.
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    Lege1 - So cool, wow. The way the snail only has a single half of his jaw is a rugged and creative choice. The setting is muggy. Haha at Toby. The eye, the armor, and the snail are well done! Would make a great avatar, I think, a thumbnail of the snail's head and armor.

    Stefano Guseli - Your snail doesn't look discouraged one bit from the size advantage. I like the oldschool designed shoe, and most of all, the snail's shell was really well done. Nice coloring and shadows.

    stonec - First off, thanks for the link to drawbox, I went on the site and looked around at their interesting fundamentals lessons. I did the first one and hope to do more in the future. This is a really cool interpretation, I like the snail's teeth and his expression. The gear is cool to look at and makes me wonder how it all fits together and helps it wage war.

    Porg - Indeed, that's an awesome one. You nailed the eyes, really reminds me of the book with the eyeball from the movie Hocus Pocus that the witches were using. You have a zesty style and look forward to more illustrations from you.

    PutHaKyun - This is a dynamic and well executed interpretation -- wow! You pulled off many surprises and were clever with the design features. I think this is just really cool and would like to see it animated. Give him a Norse name, push him in comedic battlefield situations, and watch him make friends, slay other animals in the fungi kingdom, and prosper! Great work.

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    so much yes

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    How else can you spell "Battle Snail" ? Name:  BattleSnailWithoneEye.jpg
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    Vulgar: Thanks man! I'm gonna keep my annoying shark avatar but I'm glad you liked the piece. I really enjoyed painting that one out.

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