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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!

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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.

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    Thanks for replying everyone!!

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    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.

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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.

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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.

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    Video game design, eventually. But right now, I have the Freelance thing, which is fun. So I'm happy.

    That's what counts.

    But, right now, whenever I read stuff about the gaming buisness I just get depressed.

    Also, game makers are looking for 8s, 9s, and 10s. And I'm more like a 5, 6, 7, so I would have a harder time getting a job I want. I don't mind being a middle tier artist anyways. I don't like being the best. Too many people are gunnin' for you and too many people end up kissin' your ass.

    Besides, I would really prefer to make my own games anyways. I don't think I would be happy if I was stuck as an enviromental guy in the middle of an assembly line of game making.

    I would like to start my own company, but I don't have the cash resources or experience yet. So that's in the far future.

    Lot's on insight into my personalty all in one post, on one forum, on the internets.

    Thanks for replying!

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    The hair piece has more finished on it! All of the design are at 80% so that means the whole piece is at about 80%. Now I have to tweak the designs to either fix things I see wrong or to make them better, and then figure out a way to present them as a whole.

    Hit refresh to see the changes, if you haven't already.

    Thanks!

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    Some more pen sketch weapon slashes.
    Thanks for viewing!

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    Hahaha! I *am* that “environmental guy in the middle of an assembly line of game making”. I used to think concept art was what I wanted to do, too. Then I got interested in 3D. Plus, I found out that the folks farther down in the assembly line have just as much oversight as does the concept artist. The concept artist does not have carte blanche to dictate what goes into the computer game. And I found out that not every piece of art gets concepted, or concepted thoroughly. There’s still a lot of creativity in what I do.

    Anyway, some things to keep in mind: there are many more positions available as modeler/texturers than as concept artists in game companies. Not all companies can afford to keep full-time conceptors, so their conceptors often need to be able to model and texture in order to stay on the staff. And most concept artists are classically trained illustrators with years of experience, so the competition is stiff.

    On the plus side, if you have a classical training in illustration, that leaves the whole field of illustration open to you, rather than just the narrow subset of concept art.

    Lastly, most “successful” artists don’t have mobs of fans. They live out quiet lives with a steady income. That leaves no excuse to shoot for mediocrity. Mediocre artists are in danger of having to work a second job.

    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.

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    Great action sketches! You have a really nice flow throughout the figure, and well.. they're good in their actions. Really nice style, I'm going to keep an eye on you .

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    Thanks! Is that a Diablo 2 reference in you name?

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    I have no yearning to do 3d at all. One of the reasons I haven't got a game job is they all want some measure of 3d. Which I'm sure is not hard, and if you want to do that, that's fine, but its not for me.

    One of the reasons I want to do gaming concept art is I grew up looking at game art and playing games. If I were to list my influences, there would be some Impressionist painters, one or two older illustrators, and a bunch of game artists and creators (i.e. Shigeru Miyamoto the creator of the Legend of Zelda).

    Although I know I will probably never be a Miyamoto. I'm not doing this for a fanbase. It's all for my own enjoyment, which makes me happy. That's sort of become a corner stone for me doing art, just to be happy.

    Besides, the one or two positive replies in forums are gold! No they're platinum! And that's all I need on the fan side of things!

    Thanks for replying!

    So...

    Here is something slightly different and a couple more sketches.

    A troll, which was a very quick coloring of a pen sketch.

    Two new swords, inpractical but I have an excuse: They're magic!

    And one pen sketch of a secondary character.

    I think I'll go back into the troll later. Show some more muscle definition, flesh him out a little more and maybe texture up that skin a little. Maybe turn some of the spots/freckles/acne/ice-pick-wounds red, to add some more interest. The swords will maybe make it to the third draft as alternatives to the normal designs from before.

    Thanks for viewing!

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    Hmmm. You may want to read up on the difference between game artists and game designers. Here's some info:

    http://www.igda.org/breakingin/

    Good luck with your monsters.

    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.

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    Thanks for the link Seedling! I will read it later. I checked your profile, do you happen to work for a game company? One that is working on a certain Diablo-ish game? PM me if you are!

    So...

    The final designs for Beonarri's weapons. Plus the rejects.

    In the final design picture (white background) there are eight weapons. His main sword, an alternate (second player, etc.), four more with various properites and attributes, an "ultimate" weapon, and a goof-off weapon (ham, yummy!).

    On the reject picture. A whole lot of variations on the finals. The trout, the inflatable sword, wooden sword, a magic wand, and others.

    Now I have to find a way to present them. I will hopefully have this and the hair-piece complete soon.

    Tell me what you think!

    Thanks for viewing!

    P.S.
    I am posting these on my blog with more indepth details on what each weapon does, its attributes, and so on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beonarri
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    Thanks! Is that a Diablo 2 reference in you name?

    LOL, well no
    I actually got it from an Elvish name generator (you know, type in your own name and get an Elvish sounding name in return) when the first Lord of the Rings movie was just out. I believe it's Sindarin .

    Besides, I really like the way how you tightened up the sketch of that troll. The sketch was rather messy, but the coloured overlay give him a lit more definition. Perhaps try tightening your sketches also (I know the trouble in doing that though )

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    It almost looks like what I did for the name Beonarri.

    It looks like Sith+Duriel+'ir' added into the middle.

    Beonarri's name is the 'Beo' from Beowulf. The 'nar' from Narn, a race from Babylon 5, and 'ri', which I added on, so the name wouldn't sound so retarded.
    BeonaR just didn't sound right, the "ee" sound at the end helped it.

    Thanks, for replying!

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    Fun to see you build your nick just like i did mine. Im sure if you google Beonarri it`ll be nothing but you.
    The action poses are cool. Im sure you are familiar with the concept of line of action? if not, its a great tool animators use all over the place. Heck im sure you know line of action. just use it more often!

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    Yeah, it's all my forum profiles...a lot of random ones I joined because they wouldn't let me look at posts otherwise.

    Thanks Banshax!
    But, by line of action do you mean this? Or, do you mean, this is what happens first, second, third, etc.?

    The real reason I came here was to mention my scanner broke. So it will be a few days before a new one arrives. Which means a few days with very little Photoshop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beonarri
    It almost looks like what I did for the name Beonarri.

    It looks like Sith+Duriel+'ir' added into the middle.

    Beonarri's name is the 'Beo' from Beowulf. The 'nar' from Narn, a race from Babylon 5, and 'ri', which I added on, so the name wouldn't sound so retarded.
    BeonaR just didn't sound right, the "ee" sound at the end helped it.

    Thanks, for replying!
    Well, someone once told me that sirithduriel is Sirith (which is a river in Middle-Earth) - Dur (which means dark, think Barad-Dur) - Iel (female part of ME-names). But yeah throwing words together is a great way to make up nicknames

    ANd that line of action as Banshax means is the basic line of what your character is doing. I remember some drawings about it, but I can't remember where, perhaps Loomis in his Figure Draing for all it's Worth...

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    That's what I thought line of action was.
    Also, there used to be a website that had all of Loomis's books on it, but they took them down. :/

    I cannibalize names from everything to create names for my stuff.
    It's easy, and it can lead to interesting callbacks later on.

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    great action poses. but you're gonna have to work on line quality and porportions

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