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commission in need of help! [Sep. 22nd, 2006|09:30 pm]
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ultraviolet
So I have a commission I need to finalize with ink. Somethings just arn't working right but I can't put my finger on it and I could really use fresh eyes to help me out.

http://www.ultravioletnet.com/zedsk.jpg

He's leaning against the bar (which is round/circular). barman/wolf is chatting to a rat and on the beach is a young feline throwing a frisbee for his canine friend.

Wooden beam columns are supporting a thatched palm-leaf roof and a stone floor.

Hope that helps you know what is going on so that you may be able to better help me know where I am going wrong :)

Thanks ahead of time for the help!
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Opinions... [Sep. 15th, 2006|04:39 pm]
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slim_s_martin
[Current Location |Pee-Tone]
[mood |indifferentindifferent]
[music |"She's Leaving Home" by the Beatles]

The big reason I'm at Elfwood is so I can improve my art (and a tiny reason is to make me feel important) and I am in dire need of your opinions and/or CC on my art. I get very few comments, most of which are along the lines of "cool" or "nice." So, here I am, asking for your opinion! I particularly want to hear what you think about the newer, uncommented pics. This is all so I can gain a better understanding of art! Thanks, to those of you who look. Thanks even more to those who drop suggestions!

Slim's Gallery
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humanoid figure [Jul. 3rd, 2006|01:02 pm]
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ajder
I am working on this and I would need some help with bolth the figures as well as anything elce that anybody could come up with to help... ANy help that will get this pic to look better will be greattly apreciated.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y197/ajder/untitled2.jpg
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Bat and foreshortening ^-^ [Apr. 26th, 2006|08:03 pm]
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ultraviolet
So, I am working on another folio piece with other artists.
The concept and ideas behind it, are creatures who have evolved with bioluminescence. I picked something a bit more out of the ordinary and made mine a mammal. In fact, mine is a bat.

Insect-eating bats, seem like a very obvious choice for bioluminescence, to me. Most insects are drawn towards light. :)

So the evolved species of bat uses this new skill to lure in food rather than hunting it.



Can anyone possibly offer advice on foreshortening? And of course anything else that may need sorting out?

Thanks as always :)
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Suggestions for this "moose-centaur"? ^_^ [Apr. 1st, 2006|01:46 am]
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mashpotato18
Hello ^_^
I would appreciate some CC on this sketch--about anything, but particularly on the moose anatomy (antlers and legs)... I'm not aiming for complete accuracy, but since I'm not really familiar with this kind of thing I would like to know if it looks strange to others. I haven't drawn the hooves in yet, but you can probably get the idea from the sketch ^_^.
see pictureCollapse )

I'm also planning on adding stuff around her, so if she appears to be staring at nothing at the moment, that's okay ^_^
Thanks!
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(no subject) [Mar. 4th, 2006|06:56 pm]
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ultraviolet
So the game I've been doing work on has been on a short hiatus. I've been tryng to make a dent in doing some of the character sheets.

I'd finished one a while back, but now I look at it there are things that are bugging me about it. But I can't quite put my finger on it.
I really need other eyes to help me out here. I am totally happy going back and fixing anything that needs redoing.

I am even considering totally redoing the shading as I was trying a new style and dont think it totally works.



(click the thumbnail)

Thank you :)
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(no subject) [Feb. 21st, 2006|10:12 pm]
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ultraviolet
[mood |geeky]

Doing work for a folio involving several other artists.

I already have the background prepared and pretty much done, but now I really need some help with the actual character.
Just some crazy dancing lizard. He will be wearing some head phone jacked into an earthpod, er,... iPod sort of thing.

He is meant to be fairly lithe. Can anyone offer me some help or redlines to improve upon the draft before I ink?

Here he is!


Also, many thanks allcuishpa for selling me into slave-labour choosing me as the new mod. Props!
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one community, going cheap! [Feb. 16th, 2006|07:06 am]
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allcuishpa
Hey if you want to take over this community post a reply here or at the similar post in elfwood and let me know. I will pick one poor unfortunate lucky person using a complex system of astrology based on planetary and laser light motion as synched with certain Pink Floyd songs to take on the power of Supreme Dictator of Elfwood Crits.

All I ask is that you kinda keep it in the same easy-going spirit and have a sense of humor about it. Easy, right? :D

OK CLOSED NOW MAINTAINER CHOSEN BYEZ
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(no subject) [Feb. 7th, 2006|10:26 pm]
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mashpotato18
Hello!
I'd like to hear any suggestions for improving this picture (an illustration of The Picture of Dorian Gray) before putting it to bed forever (I've already spent waaaay too much time on it ^_^). I'd also like to know whether you think I have any hope in hell of getting this thing accepted on Epilogue...

Here it is: http://crabshack.bythegoddess.com/misc/DorianGray.jpg

Also a question: should I add blood spatters on his hand/cloth/etc.? I tried it once and it looked kind of cheesy, but if it's thought that it would help the picture, I can always try again ^_^

Thanks for your help!

EDIT: I'm currently working on the cloth, so you don't have to mention that ^_^
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Any suggestions? [Jan. 18th, 2006|12:34 am]
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mashpotato18
Hi there ^_^
I'm finishing up a rough sketch of Cupid & Psyche, and I would appreciate some feedback. Among many other things, I have lots of trouble drawing 1)males, 2)character interaction, 3)feathers... and yippee, this pic's got all three ^_^
Here it is: http://bythegoddess.com/crabshack/misc/psycherough.jpg

I apologize for the roughness, but I draw pretty sketchily until I ink/colour.
I've stared at this drawing so much that I can't really see it objectively anymore; however, I'm particularly concerned with her raised arm, and hip area. Also, is her face too cartoony compared to his? (I know this picture is hardly realistic in the first place, but I don't want them to clash)

Thanks!

PS - does anyone have any links for some good step-by-step Painter 6 tutorials, besides the ones on Epilogue?
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