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    Lightbulb **ELVES**painting characters from last week!** NEW WORK! + TUTORIAL

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    FINISHED... on to the next character, hopefully this next one won't take as much time.

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    FINISHED....but Crits are welcome.

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    FINISHED....but like always Crits are welcome. I did this for The Character of the Week.

    There is a tutorial of this picture in my SKETCHES AND WIP section, check it out if your interested. Heres to you Loren Buddy-o-Pal hope this helps you,

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    Hey everyone!

    I have realized that the time has come for me to do some more "fantasy" type stuff so I can eventually get a damn job. SO...I am trying to draw a character a day and so far it is proving somewhat successful. I will hopefully post another one today, but seriously I am soo scatterbrained it's rediculous. Hope everyone likes.
    These drawings I'm going to paint so any Crit. would be welcome.

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    pencil.. sorry the quality is so bad on the sketch except the last. My scanner is way too small, and it would have been hell to scan all of these WIP and paste them togther.

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    I. Painted a texture with tradition acrylic, scanned, then put it as a layer under multipy, top layer. Put that layer on 50% opacity to see drawing underneath, then began eraseing the texture to see the complete drawing.

    II. Finished eraseing, ready to paint.

    III. Putting in colors to see what I want. I already know I want the skirt red so i don't bother at this point.

    IV. I select the background layer and start fooling with the values in image->adjustment->LEVELS.

    V. I add white to her guarder belt and the wife beater shirt(screwed up name, but hey they look cool, lol) light blue for shadows. Added reds, and took away the layer that was her hair because I like the white better. start indicateing shadows on her buttock,

    VI. Add shadows to skirt, gray and brown to bullet holder, rendered goggles, rendered face mask and add green to bullets.

    VII. Add castshadows to skirt , and pattern to guarder and thighhighs, keep in mind all these different steps are on seperate layers.

    VIII. Worked on jacket, adding shadows, and medium tones. Add dark tips to hair, Render guns, boots, pattern on boots.

    IX. Add darker medium tones, realized it was looking washed out and flat, and add burn hole to guarder and thighhighs.

    X. ok so I add accent here and there, like the glimmer on the boots, accent the core shadow aslo. add patches, and dirt on her coat. I aslo darkened her bullet sash and put bright greens on the bullets. At the very end I went to Levels and made the darks a bit darker, and the highlights a bit lighter to push the contrast more, also I added a shadow.

    Well there you go that it my process it can be way more efficient, I am very new to photoshop so if anyone has tricks and faster ways to do things tell me, . hope this helped any newbies.


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    painting in progress...still workin on the damn face haven't got it yet, any crits are welcome of course
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    ok so it's takeing longer then I thought but here is my process and the head shot for Arkady
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    ok so I think I need to work more on the dress and sword maybe, let me know what you think.

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    well yet again it is not finished,. I am getting a little sick and tired of working on this, and I'm loseing motivation, but here is yet another process. I just need to tighten up things here and there. I just need to grunt through it.

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    The second painting WIP... I've been pretty sick this past week so that is why I haven't posted earlier. crits. are welcome of course,

    working...not done yet but which of these looks best, the first or second.Also imagine a pattern on his skirt, and the first not so contrasty in his chest, maybe even lighter.

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    I really like these, Tiffany. I gotta say, that first one with the armored top and what looks like a ballgown, is really fascinating. Keep it up.

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    I agree! The first one is terrific!
    The second is also good, but that lady DEFINITELY gets your attention...

    Best success at sticking with this! You can do it!

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    no crits, they look awesome, but the only small gripe is that you didn't pay much attention to her dress.....the botton portion, and it shows.
    LoL, that reminds me, i was doing some googling earlier on "back gown", like madster adviced. almost similar, now i just need to find an image with similar folds for the piece im currently working on.
    Anyways, back to you, i'm digging these,
    Go ahead and color these bad boys!!!

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    Hi Poise,

    no crits this time. I really like those. Good anatomy and interesting characters and they are very different from your BodyMatch designs. I'm sure the coloured version of the first lady will be cool, because of that kind of armour.

    Keep it up, you're definetely on the right way ('wish I was too ...)

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    these look amazing.
    let the drawing do the work for you in the painting.
    its ok for it to show through a little.

    on #1, i would show where the tip of the sword touches the ground.

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    I really like the first one a lot. You might want to lengthen the gown just a little bit. Even though it might realistically be the "right" length for her legs, she'll look more regal and commanding with it a bit longer, and it will balance the heaviness of the armor more.

    Second one looks good, too, but there should be a little more curve and offset to his neck, to continue the "s" of the spine.

    let the drawing do the work for you in the painting.
    its ok for it to show through a little.
    Listen to Dan. You have a tendancy to go too heavy too soon.


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    certainly off to a good start, peoples gonna be watchin yoo... no pressure..

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    thats some wicked design. wonderfull drawing skill as well.

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    I have a naked man in the process of being clothed. So soon I will post the next character

    Thanks everyone for the crits and nice words.
    and I think your right Dan about painting and workin with my line drawing, thank you for the advice
    Elwell: that is a good idea of extending her dress to make her look more regal, thank you! I will also tweak the guys head. I have started painting him, but I think I'm going to start over
    Mono: yeah I didn't spend a long time on her dress, I was thinking of putting a pattern on it, but not sure.

    Well anyway guys you will see another character soon. I need to start getting my ass in gear, and pump these suckers out

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    lol, i was thinking on putting a pattern on mine as well, maybe something gothic-ish. Anybody have a tutorial on how to do pattern designs on Painter 9?
    Btw, are you using ps or painter to color?

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    great work. you definitely nailed the contraposto pose in the second one. it allows for the character to have balance as well as potential movement. i can see a slight repetition of the potential movement in the characters face as well. keeping the mouth at a slight opening gives me the feeling that he was in the middle of a breath, or speech, or even a relaxed jaw. very convincing indeed. also allowing the foot with action to peak out of the fabric helps to continue that rhythm you established. no cc. cant wait to see them both painted!

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    YO!
    character a day?!
    where's my update, slacker?!
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    Hey Tiffany,

    These look awesome!!! waht are you using for refrence?

    I agree with dan about letting the drawing to the work. You already did the hard part, now you just have to accent it with color (if you wish - i think they are pretty strong as they are - but you know me, i loves me the linework)

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    i was half expecting a character today..
    *raises pitchfork*

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    If that degree of technical capabilities can't get you a damned job, I think I'm gonna cry.

    All I can say that is they sure look ready for painting.

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    hahahaha!! oh man! you guys are really on my ass no it's good though. I need the pitchforks, and wipcracks, and the ass patting, um.. take away ass patting . so... um I feel like I dug my self in a hole , lol (laughs nervously) ok so I won't dissapoint, this week I will start fresh and mon. I will have a character on board , same as tues. and wed, and so on. but I got to say weekends are off limits, there is too much going on. And seriously I have faith that if I slip you guys will be on my ass, so thanks in advance, haha. see you monday!

    Arkady: thanks dude!! I used some ref. on line of Armor and a dress, and my head, pretty much just ramdon pics to get inspired and find structure. I had the idea of my characters, then I just looked for what I needed to make them beleivable.

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    How many days has it been??? Let's see, that's one character a day, been a few days now...What day are we on??? Hmmm, there's definitely a few lacking...Hey!!! What's the deal??? Where are those GORGEOUS new characters?!?!?!?

    (what a ripoff...grrrr...guess I'll have to ogle the old ones again...sigh)

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    YOU OWE ME A BIT MORE THAN ONE CHARACTER/S!! *munches cookie patiently*

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    Quoted by me :
    "this week I will start fresh, and mon. I will have a character on board , same as tues. and wed, and so on. but I got to say weekends are off limits, there is too much going on"

    That goes for this past weekend. Ha! Ha!

    'stoph: I can totally image you as an angry little man with a mustache, munching on a cookie.haha.
    Today is the day for characters so don't fret I'll give you your damn characters.
    I feel soo used (crys in corner).

    Mono: I started useing painter, but I think I might change over to good old Phototshop.

    Jeri: it's a tough world out there, if you want we can cry together.

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    heyyy.. check out my avatar. do i look like i have a moustache? do i even look like i could grow one in the first place?! hehe. lookin forward to it!

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    CHARACTER: 10-9-05, who do,you do. the power of the babe.

    ok.. Character Time! Crit's? say nice things? whatever feels comfortable can't wait for tomorrow!

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    Nice work, T! I love the elven male especially. Keep em coming.

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    I got a crit!!! Too much time in between posts..gggrrrr...

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    hey Tif.

    I'm gonna be a bastard and crit the heall out of this last one.

    This is the first character in this thread that is in an action pose and it is also the stiffest of them all. For the First two you made, waht would otherwise be boring poses interesting by giving them character; the attitude on the girl and the dainty contrapasto on the elf dude. For this last one, you had a lot of potential to make it even more lively becasue it is an action pose. I would pull the arms back more and exagurate the pose to thrust his chest out more, it would work better and an action pose. Then you have all that cloth and hair that you can make wild and add to the action, but instead they are fairly stiff too (sepecially the hair - what's up with that wacky defined shape hair???). and the third thing i'd add is way more flies. That there seems like one of the central themes of this character, the flies. so why not go wild, make them snake around him like you're doing with the cloud thing, but exagurate their flow and work them into the compositon more to get rid of all that empty space.

    it's late, i hope my ranting actually makes sence.

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    Woah! Nice looking! I don't know if it's just me, or does the outer bands on the horns go into his jaw? Right in front of his ears? I like the feathers. I see hes been playing around with blood or something with his hands. Eeevil... Or just wild.

    (Oh, and by "nice looking", I mean really great! I love the first two ones!)

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    Tiffany- great seeing you again, and peeking inside your sketchbook. I feel I understand a little more about your ability and sensibilities.
    I said it before...I think you are a great draftsman (draftswoman?) - and Dan is right on the money...let your linework shine through on those paintings (same goes for you Amish!) - It's just so seductive...
    Arkady gave a great crit on the last one...alot of good points. I think the character is cool enough to really put some effort into. To add to what he said, when you push those arms back and push out the chest I would let his abdomen sink in a bit, causing the ribcage to stand out as well. just a thought
    Also...I think one of the reasons the first one is so successful is the placement of the figure on the page. She has this 'regal' pose and she's central to the viewer...giving her almost an iconic look. Even in drawings the design of the page and placement of shapes is really important. Just another thing to be aware of.
    quick question: are you looking for more "concept design" work or illustration? just curious
    You're awesome...can't wait to see more.

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    i agree with amish. although this is a technically more difficult design, you've lost some structural integrity. what made the first two sick was the mood you've protrayed in the character. In this latest piece, you've lost rhythm. its seems stiff.His ribcage is slightly tilted to his left that makes his pose a bit off balance.
    I'm digging the design sense and posture.
    great ellipses, form.
    Well done.

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    Hi Tiff. I basically agree with Amish and Loomer on the pose of the most recent work. I think if you pull the right arm back significantly it would line with the other better (I don't think the left is off much really). The neck also feels out of whack with the line of the back, perhaps Tilting the the head up and the neck (or whole body?) back a bit more will be more convincing. Oooh, and definitely more flies. Having them stream out out in an interesting shape could really help the composition. Just my opinions.

    Really love the first two, esp the iron maiden. Very nice. Keep it up (insert whip-crack onomatopoeia)!

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    hey everyone!

    L: thankx dude. your the shiznick!!

    Kanji2000: hahah! your the bully of this thread,lol.

    Arkady: whoo!! ho!! you really ripped me a new one, but you are right on a lot of things. I was unsatisfied with this one for some reason, and even with your crit. I feel like it just doesn't have the soul the other ones have. thanx dude for spending time to give me a good crit. I appreciate it for sure .

    Serpian: Hey thanx! the band you are talking about is supposed to be wrapping around another band. I will see if I can make that more clear. (thats me thinking)

    Scott: mm yeah dude you guys are giveing me a lot to think about. Draftsman, Draftswoman,...potatoes, patatoes. Doesn't matter to me .
    I'm looking for anything cool I can get my grubby little hands on. But really I am doing these chararcters so I can possibly do cards or covers for Wizards. Just trying to do more Fantasy stuff so I will get work. thanx for your nice words... your awesome as well

    Mono: I always like your crits., I gotta say. ok... so the ribcage, I was staring at it for a bit, and yes his left rib is wonky and too low, thanks for pointing that out . And thanks for your nice words

    I will have to practice my gestures. Truthfully that is what I'm the worst at. So I'm glad you guys are all on my asses, man Illustrators are soo awesome!! I feel a overwehlming love for you guys right now, hahah sorry, is that wierd?( maybe it's the caffeine talking , lol (awkward silence).............................
    Anyway...I will have to start painting these suckers soon. But really I'm glad you guys all stopped by here again, thanks for helpin a sista out, peace!

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    Tiffany,

    I agree with the crits of the last one. The character concept is really interesting, but the drawing isn't selling it. I did a quick and dirty sketch to show how you could really push the action.

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    Slow down...Everyone just slow down a bit...Don't let our comments get to you...Your work is fantastic...Concepts are very fresh...You've just made some really cool stuff...Now stop, take a step back, and breathe...What everyone said was very good, and very helpful...Now, take the time to consider each one...The first two were great because not only were they conceptually great, they were also architechturally sound...And by that I mean they are anatomically correct, the placement on the page made them compositionally sound...

    Now, the third one is a beautiful concept...Evryone agrees though, that it doesn't carry the same impact...Hmmm, I wonder...If you draw a line from fingertip to fingertip, and then another line from the top of his head to the bottom, you'll see there's almost no arch...His whole body is tilted, which gives the illusion of movement, but the stiff body reminds me of a tilted cross...

    How about drawing those same lines on a separate sheet of paper...Now imagine what lines would be more interesting...The tilt isn't winning me over...how about making him vertical, and then arching his back so that he's looking straight up...I agree that the arms can bend back a little more, which will naturally force his chest out...

    When drawing flies, it might be interesting to follow a corkscrew formation, like DNA, flowing like a ribbon around his body, starting from his open mouth of course...Before doing all this though, draw the basic lines that the path of the body, and flies, would follow...These action lines will already alert you to how the piece flows overall...Get my drift???

    And no, I'm no bully...I just growl alot...gggrrrrr...And that was for making our mouths water so much by promising a character a day, and then leaving us wanting more...

    More power to you...We all love your work...

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    so i tried to do a version of your character last night using my own suggestions and it's a lot harder then it sounds.

    I changed up the pose a bit (quite a lot actually). Hope its ok to post it here. You haven't replied to my PM:

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    hahah!! yeah! rock!! that looks cool. Sorry I actually just got your PM. I will Pm you back

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    vamp 10-11-05

    yet another one...

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    holy hell that's hawt.
    are you using reference?

    {edit} feet's a tad small.

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    Hey there! back on track!
    If her hair were even longer it would start to suggest wings.


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    Very vampira..I like the pose alot...and her outfit..
    Ok- I'm just gonna say it..she's kinda hot.

    - Tristan has an interesting idea with the wings. I kinda like the black graphic shape the hair suggests. I might throw a thin hair line in here or there.
    I'm diggin this one ...solid drawing.

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    whoooooaaaaaa....

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    i have to mention something. you have a knack of rhythm in your work which im a big fan off. Rhythm adds life to a piece. Can you show any gesture drawings? i'd love to see those. (30sec-3mins?)

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    Great stuff...Pay particular attention to her left foot...It seems pointed in a little too much...Point it a tad toward the center...Just a tad...Otherwise, another excellent piece...

    I agree with Mono...Would love to see your gesture life drawings...

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    yet another one...

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    That pose is just brilliant, you handled is so friggin well!

    Only complaint is that her left hand is rather flat and unclean compared to the rest of her body. But seriously, this one is just....hot damn!!

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    Brilliant! I love that hair! Although her right foot seems to be disappearing. Is it just me or am I always pointing out that things disappear? But it's really good, this is the stuff i come to CA for.

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    man i'm really loving your pencilwork and designs. just keep up the great work...

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    hey everyone!

    Thanks for stopping by again .

    Elwell: thanks for that sketch, thats awesome and it helps a lot, thank you! wings, ey?! could be...

    Kanji2000: hey man thanks for the support, and crit. I was just jokeing about you being a bully, I don't mind that you growl! it adds sound effects to your posts . so grrrrr! all you want. yeah I think your right about the foot, thanx!

    Mono: haha!! well.. I looked in the mirror a lot, and looked in anatomy books to get the legs right, my mirror is only a small one. Yeah I will post some gesture stuff I have to go digging in my closet for them though, and they are probably super old, but I will post them for sure .

    Scott: sex sells! haha! it's funny because I had my mirror in front of me while I was on the computer(just a face mirror) and I stretched and saw myself, and then I got the idea for her. Not to sure what you mean by thin hair line here and there, like thin hair strands? in the hair shape?

    Chingwa:

    JERI: thanx dude!! you make me smile are you talking about the hand with the blood on it?

    Serpian: thanx for stopping by again! and thanks for the nice words. her foot is supposed to be behind her other foot, but it might look correct once I change the foot that is showing .

    e n d e r: hey thanx dude for the support, I'll try to keep goods ones a coming....

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    I call this one old man doll 10-11-05

    So you guys ready for the best character you have ever seen? The one that beats all these peon character I did, well here you go.....

    Ok so by now you have already seen it, lol. Um.. well I had a pretty bad day, and me and this oldman doll type thing had gone through a lot together. We started out doing the jig, then we settled down a bit and took out our hammer and posed like a strong dwarf, but... that still wasn't cuttin it, so we decided to put our foot on a bucket, but we both decided that the bucket really was stupid looking so we threw that away, and so on, an so on untill we got completely frusterated and settled into doll form, hahahah!!! oh man sorry guys today was a BAD day for anything remotely creative. So enough of this jibber jabber... I hope you got a good laugh and an even better surprise, lolol! ENJOY!!

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    That dwarf has the whole bodybuilder with a really big head thing going on. I havent studied much in the way of dwarven anatomy but I'm pretty sure they are generally more stocky, Blockish, somethingish, whatever.
    As for the vamp something a bit odd is going on with the head and left arm. The chin seems to be cutting in on the arm. Of course when I sit here and try the arm/head pose it all works out, but for some reason it still bothers me a bit in the drawing. Dunno maybe I'm just dumb.
    I do love your drawings though.

    Look foward to sketching/painting/whatevering with you in the near future.

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    Cool

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    JERI: thanx dude!! you make me smile are you talking about the hand with the blood on it?
    Aye.

    Quote Originally Posted by poise
    So you guys ready for the best character you have ever seen? The one that beats all these peon character I did, well here you go.....
    Hawt Damn! It's a stark-naked dwarf with scrumptious man-breasts! It's another masterpiece poise! You're the man!

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    sweet stuff, i love the vampire one

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    Dang Poise just plain BEAUTIFUL!!!

    All the pieces are great.I love your pencilwork.

    To be honest with you I've been wanting to do a vampirella type painting for a while and it won't be any time soon. My problem in this area is originality. Every image I think of has a FRAZETTA feel to it. Thats not a bad thing but its not a good one either unless you are FRAZETTA.
    Your VAMPI drawing goes to show that those great vampi poses (images) are not all taken I just have to get off my duff and think of one. GREAT WORK, I love that picture.

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    Hi ! You got amazing skills, Poise ! Nice work here !!! I love the women drawings, it's really impressive ! Post more !

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    Quote Originally Posted by JERI
    You're the man!
    I do believe he is a she

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    Orc 10-13-05

    ok here is another one. But I think her right arm might be funky I'm not too sure, so if any body has any ideas on it, or I'm just tired and it's fine let me know. Also I'm sorry guys but no character tomorrow I'm am leaving at the butt crack of dawn for a wedding in Wisconsin. Next week I am going to paint all these bad boys, and do all the fixer upers. So I guess farewell untill mon. Enjoy!

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    Although I like the hair in and of itself, I'm not sure it works with this pose. Her entire action is thrusting forward, and the hair doesn't go with that. You could either modify the hair to go with the pose, or modify the pose (from hips down) to go with the hair. (Or neither...feel free to ignore me completely )

    Her rib cage is a little massive, and her trunk is a little short, which combine to make her a bit manly. You could trim back the shoulder blade under her extended arm and bring her crotch down slightly. (Speaking of the crotch, the cameltoe's a little much.)

    The positioning and foreshortening of the rear arm doesn't look quite figured out yet.

    The sword in her near hand seems dinky, and the design is sort of plain. In fact the whole costume design is a little blah. Maybe give her some scarves or a loincloth over that unitard to compliment the action of the hair?


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    great expression!
    really nice!
    ( and im not just sayin that cause the camel-toe )

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    Quote Originally Posted by poise
    ok here is another one. But I think her right arm might be funky I'm not too sure, so if any body has any ideas on it, or I'm just tired and it's fine let me know. Also I'm sorry guys but no character tomorrow I'm am leaving at the butt crack of dawn for a wedding in Wisconsin. Next week I am going to paint all these bad boys, and do all the fixer upers. So I guess farewell untill mon. Enjoy!

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    I really can't say much bad about this. I really like it. I think it's one of your best ones and for the time you are putting into them I feel they are even more impressive. The only critiques I have of this image are that the sword in her right hand just doesn't look that well done when conpaired to the rest of the work. Also her lower lip is very large. I think it helps to emphasise here snarl but it just seems a bit over the top to me. Thats really more a matter of taste though and I don't think it really hurst the overall impact of the drawing.

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    Get a knife, imagine a scary looking something in front of you, slice it through the air, and stop...Look at yourself in the mirror...Do you see your hand???

    After making a horizontal cut, the blade should have followed the arc of the cut...It's plane should be almost parallel to the ground...I can understand if this was way after the act of cutting, but then it loses it's movement...If this is the beginning of a slice, then her palm should face up...

    Her right wrist is pointed down, while her left is pointed up in relation to the forearm...They should be the same, or close to the same...

    Otherwise, another good sketch...

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    great concepts. really, i cant wait to see them painted. the last one, my favorite, bugs me just slightly. it is so well drawn and convincing, except for her hair. to me it looks like you attempted to capture her darting from right to left, and also just at the point when she is about to dart or lunge back to the right. its confusing! her arms are stretched back hard as if she’s about to charge full throttle forward, yet her hair isn’t receiving any of that shock. hair is not that stubborn. the way it looks to me now is like she’s colliding with stiff ribbons of her own hair. ouch! If she was about to lunge forward then it should begin to scrunch up near the scalp, as oppose to being pulled so harsh by the first dart. then again if she was still sliding across from right to left then it would be more convincing if maybe an oblique plane under her feet was there to show her movement. her facial expression is also stunning by the way.

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    MY SISTER JUST HAD A BABY BOY!!!!!!!!

    I wish I was there to see her push the sucker out. she was about 3 weeks early. I was going to fly there and see the birth, but oh well.

    well, I just had to tell someone and no one was answering their damn phone.

    I'm soo excited!!!

    K. back to painting. I will post my painted character tonight, but I most likey won't have it finished untill tomorrow.

    Elwell: Hey man! thanks for stopping by again, I always appreciate your crits. Yeah I'm not too sure about the arm either, and the sword I can definitley design better, thanks for pointing that out, the loin cloth idea is really a good idea, because I like the hair, and I was drawing her like she was a warrior orc, getting ready to do some dirty ground sword fighting in a windy battle, lol. So I 'm thinking the cloth blowing forward will add to the wind movement, thanks for giving the suggestion. Oh! and you don't like the cameltoe? I thought I was doing all you guys a service? lol! friggin cameltoes, you gotta luv em!!

    DSillustration: thanx Dan!! I'm glad you like the cameltoes! and... the expression lol!! you rock the Kasba!!

    Unit18_Nate: thanks for stopping by yes I think you are right along with Tristen, the swords are a bit boreing. the lip I like. I think since it is a small picture you might be mistakeing the shadow under her lip as part of it. when I paint it later, the lip will be in it's proper place, and if you still don't like it, you are free to rag on the lip all you want, and say "I just hate that friggin lip" or "man that friggin lip blow my %&#@' zzz" or any such phrase you choose to slander my good name with.
    haha! all joking aside I really do appreciate your crit. thank you!

    Kanji2000: yeah! I totally agree with you! man I told everyone I'm bad at gesture. ok so yes I need to change that, thank you!

    kinjark: hey again! ok so I read your crit. like, I don't know, 5 or 6 times. I'm not sure what you mean by right to left movement. but here is what she is doing, and I probably need to add some blood to show more of the action. But she just cut someone, with her knife like a slash scissor cut.The wind is blowing forward to add chaos, and creating a symbolic hair shape to extend her growl to the enemy. haha! does that make sense?
    Thank you for your crit and nice words I will keep reading your post, maybe i'm missing something.

    k guys so I will post my painting here soon. it won't be done, but that way I can get your guys opinions, I really appreciate everyones post, thanks again dudes!!

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