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    Consistent updates you say?!....most likely not...

    Hey everyone.
    I've been lurking around this forum for a while and have now decided to join the fray and post some artwork.
    So here it is.

    Some standard things, some a bit cliche, but tell me what you think.

    THREAD UPDATE on October 29th, 2006
    I moved almost all of the images to attachments to keep the reduce the load on the server my website is on. Nothing major, just pointing it out to those who have frequented my thread.

    THREAD UPDATE on December 16th, 2006
    I changed the front pic and name to things more humorous, to go with my personality...and the lightheartedness I want to associate with this thread. Gotta love the internets...so many funny pictures.

    THREAD UPDATE on January 13th, 2007
    Nothing major, I just changed the name.

    THREAD UPDATE on February 13, 2007
    Changed the pic. Changed my avatar...I'm still not happy with it, and I will probably do another soon.

    THREAD UPDATE on December 15, 2007
    Title changed to something new.

    THREAD UPDATE on December 27, 2007
    Title change.
    Thanks to everyone for posting!

    THREAD UPDATE on January 8, 2008
    Title Change.
    New Power Supply for my computer finally got here today. Which means I can also finally update.


    Enjoy!
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    A facial tweak to the elf girl fire girl.
    Thanks for looking!
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    Two new sketches hot off the drawings board, and two old ones related to the new ones.
    Color version of the top two coming soon.
    There are more jobs coming too.
    Thanks for viewing!

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    Weapons for a character.

    I cooked these up the other night while talking to a friend on the phone.
    Colored them today, although I didn't want to color these. I was going to refine them more and more, coming up with better drafts. But another friend got all whiny on me about posting just the pencil sketch on my blog, so much to my shagrin, I colored them.

    What do you think?

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    Beonarri

    This is the character which I use as my internet name. He is also my avatar of a sorts. Although on the internet (unlike, say, the Metaverse in SnowCrash) you cannot see the other person, but if you could, I would probably go with this.

    I've had this character since the 10th grade and have just been upgrading him over the years. He follows some of my favorite character traits, belts, swords, long hair, big boots, baggy pants, etc. I'll follow this drawing up with a young version, his swords collection, items, spells, abilities, and so on.

    This particular costume is a slight upgrade to the one I created in my senior year in college. I added the belts, and switched the details of his armor. The ridges are gone and a simple version of the "circuit" design is there instead.

    This was a fairly easy thing to paint. Since he follows the hero-in-black architype, his clothing has very little light on it. In a previous post where I put up the pencil for this, you can see I planned out the folds in his clothing and the shapes of the black areas. This only tricky part was the sheath, which ended up looking bent just before I finished. So that was a pain to change.

    There are detail drawings of him on my website and posts of my blog.
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    What the, why is nobody else posting here? You got a really cool style, I especially like the sketch with the two elves, the guy holding the book is perfect and is in my opinion your best figure here. You tend to draw some huge upper lips on the girl but I understand it's a style you're going for.

    You have a very good line stroke.

    Keep them coming, people will notice.

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    Thanks n1va!

    I figure there are two ways to get noticed here. Either post overly good stuff or post a lotta stuff. I'm building for the second option.

    Here's another sketch.
    I started with the little scribbly drawings and created the larger ones from those.

    I have more on the way, as usual.
    Thanks for viewing!
    Last edited by Beonarri; October 29th, 2006 at 09:04 PM.

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    Large file! Sorry if it slows anyone down!

    So, here's the weekend project. Hairstyles for the female elf character, with the crazy gradient hair.

    The only crazy-difficult-thing I can see right now is that, when I light her up at the end, it might take a awhile. Just so many faces and hairs to do, it will take a bit of time. Even if I copy and paste most of it.

    Still very rough, obviously, but I will be updated this post as I go. No need to clog up the thread with lots of these pictures.

    Styles are from left to right, up to down:
    -Normal
    -Pigtails
    -Tail with spikes
    -Ponytail High
    -Three tails
    -Wet
    -Modern Anime
    -Wide Tail
    -CharacterDesign.com photoset style. Yes I look at those!!
    -Lulu-ish bun (FFX)
    -Greek Style 1
    -Greek Style 2

    If you see anything or want to contribute advice or critiques, feel free to do so, I'll be checking here often.

    Thanks for viewing!

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    nice stuff. The facial tweak on the first elf girl worked great.
    I like the action sketches
    heh Trout.

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    Hey Beonnari, cool stuff in here bro!!! Really digging those elf faces and the coloring. Can't wait to see more elf sketches( Perhaps some battle scenes..). Keep up the good stuff!!

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    Some interesting work. Your line improved so much in post 7. Your forms are pretty solid. Your style is sort of an end in itself and I don't know what your intentions are here, but for general improvement you should try to break it a little and do more observational work. Also, Your colors are quite good but they can get lost in the value. Keep going.
    Sketchbook

    Don't miss the rise

    This is actually Wolverine's sketchbook

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    Thanks for replying everyone!!

    Listing
    I've done observational work but its really old. :/
    I haven't been able to do it lately.
    And, right now, the intentions are for practice. Later it will be to get a job in gaming. But right now, I'm doing freelance work, this is to keep the skills up.

    Thanks!!

    *EDIT*
    The hairstyles piece has been updated. The one in the lower left corner is the closest to being complete! Hit refresh to see the changes!

    Oh and the white circle is a reminder that I need to fix the way her tail is, in that particular style.
    Last edited by Beonarri; August 27th, 2006 at 06:47 PM.

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    Another update to the hair piece!
    Sorry for the file size too, I upped it just a bit.
    Hit refresh to see the new version if you haven't done so already!

    Chuggin' along fairly well.
    Thanks for viewing!

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    Weapon Sketches v2.0

    These are weapons for my main elf male character. These are the second drafts. I think I'll do one more then a final containing them all.

    They are from right to left:
    -Guardian (The Bruce)
    -Guardian (Hoplite)
    -Gladius
    -Bastard Sword
    -Falcata
    -The Heavy Metal Sword
    -Meat (Cross-hatched Ham)

    Tell me what you think.
    Thanks for viewing!

    P.S.
    I'm giving the hair a break for a day so I can draw some new stuff. I did color to more of them out, but I did not upload them yet.
    Last edited by Beonarri; October 29th, 2006 at 09:07 PM.

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    Hey, nice action character sketches. They’ve got good. . .er, action. :-)

    So, what do you want to do with these art skills of yours? I mean in the long term, aside from just having fun with it right now.

    LOL! Nice meat! And nice fish-blade!
    I think you are awesome, and I wish you the best in your endeavors, but I am tired of repeating myself, I am very busy with my new baby, and I am no longer a regular participant here, so please do not contact me to ask for advice on your career or education. All of the advice that I have to offer can already be found in the following links. Thank you.

    Perspective 101, Concept Art 101, Games Industry info,Oil Paint info, Acrylic Paint info, my sketchbook.

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