angel0- Who's this angel0? I want my friend redSpade! Thank you, buddy. I'd only say that I'm, maybe, a level 24 adventurer when it comes to digital painting. There are still so many things I don't know about light, color, value, composition, and all that.
MonsterKill- Hey, man! Good to see you. Thanks for the blah blahs. And though I've heard several times that I'm good-looking/cute, I'm not nearly as magnetic as you say. Anyway, I only consider myself average-looking.
I'll answer your questions about molds and stuff later.
Trying to work out the structures and mysteries of the eukaryote metazoan eumetazoan bilateralian deuterostomian chordate vertebrate tetrapod amniote diapsid lepidosaur squamatid, also known as the lizard, for my mentoring thread.
I went on a trip to a local zoo recently to sketch. Here are some very pretty squirrels from Asia. They were hanging upside down and hopping around when I got there, but they all froze when they realized I was watching.
Some more animals. I accidentally made this image really small.
Boids. The flamingo was agitated for some reason.
The thing at the top is a spider monkey that I never quite finished. He was my favorite animal at the zoo. Whenever I came over, he'd come over to the side of his enclosure and look right back at me. Primates have such personalities. Well, some of them.
Is it done?? I think so. Right on the edge of being down, anyways. I am grateful to this painting, as it taught me the beginnings of the patience I'll need if I want to make art my career.
I was about to print this out at Kinko's, when I realized--Gasp!-it was 8"x11", not 8"x10"! I'd resized it earlier and forgotten about it. So, I did some quick tweaking and a little bit of extra painting, and that was fixed.
So far, this is the only painting I've produced for DEEP. I originally intended on having a whole school of various types of alien fish, but this is all I've gotten done so far. The concept is this: these fish are called jewelry fish, or just jewel fish. There are hundreds of different species from dozens of different worlds. Sold as eggs, they are fed by their owners and come to see their owners as their only source of food, and therefore spend the rest of their lives following their owners. It is not uncommon to see DEEP-women surrounded by a small school of these beautiful little fish, flaunting their schools just as other women would flaunt their jewelry or clothing. New, rare, and spectacular breeds are constantly sought after, and it is a status symbol to have a particularly unique jewel fish swimming after you.