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Show us your drawings/artwork

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by shifty_uk, 19 Apr 2011.

  1. shifty_uk

    Capodecina

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    Location: Glasgow

    The thread idea has been suggested a few times before and questions often pop up here and there, I thought I'd give it a punt. Out of 77k members, there must be a few amateurs/professionals/hobbyists/interested. :)

    Just a general sketchbook thread for sharing work, ideas, links, advice and processes. Medium tips, both traditional and digital. All types of artwork allowed, of course.

    Let's see if this takes off, we're all trying to improve and everyone has to start somewhere! So pick up a pencil and join in!

    A couple of sketches from me to begin with:

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  2. shifty_uk

    Capodecina

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    Thread seems to have fell on its rear end. :p
     
  3. ChroniC

    Sgarrista

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    l play along, gives me an opportunity to post a few recent images I've been working on.
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    Sorry about the image size, i really couldnt be bothered to resie them down to 600px.
    If its a problem then I will.
    I have many more.
     
  4. ljt

    Mobster

    Joined: 28 Dec 2002

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    I'm just getting red crosses Chronic?

    Loving the Knight Shifty, love the style and the texture of the painting!

    I havent drawn for over 10 years and recently started again, but recently bought my first graphics tablet, so just getting used to that at the moment. I'm still on a steep learning curve, but thoroughly enjoying it again and forgot what a buzz it was working on a painting. I started my own thread here about my first experience http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18264446

    Here is my first drawing in over 10 years and my first one using a graphics tablet, I used a photo as a reference, took about 15 hours in total;

    [​IMG]
     
  5. jp_bl_68

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    I would contribute but my artistic skills are limited to drawing a set of **** and balls on school textbooks. Not sure that's what you're after, let me know if it is.
     
  6. Van Hellseek

    Capodecina

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    Even my stickmen are rubbish. :(
     
  7. shifty_uk

    Capodecina

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    Jeez 15 hours? Endurance! Excellent job, though especially for your first drawing in 10 years. Most notable points are the subtle shading and details in the eyes, lips and dress! How'd you manage to get the texture in the dress? Did you draw it all by hand? :eek:

    A tip for proportions: If you're using Photoshop, use the free transform tool with warp mode turned on, that'll allow you to put certain things into a more accurate shape.
     
  8. ljt

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    lol it was split over the course of a week though! I got addicted to jumping straight on after work. There are loads of points wrong with it as people have rightly pointed out, such as the skewed perspective.

    I used a program called Gimp 2, which I hadn't used before as I don't have photoshop, I don't know if Gimp has that same type of tool as photoshop? I'm still getting used to using Gimp as well.

    I just used the standard brushes in Gimp, I think the one was called "Galaxy AP" for the main body of the dress which I just changed the size and colour for to give it the texture. Everything else was just using the standard feathered paintbrush in various sizes. There might have been an easier way but I don't know my way around Gimp yet lol
     
  9. shifty_uk

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    Haha, that's still pretty enduring. I usually spend 2 hours max on any paintings/drawings I do. One of these days I'll finish something in high detail!

    I've never used gimp so I'm really not sure about the toolset.

    Here's an inspiring time lapse/process video for inspiration, though:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVLDboGDoN8
     
  10. Morgoth

    Soldato

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    Location: West Lothian, Scotland

    I wanted a nice canvas to hang on the wall but objected to the current prices for "modern art" pieces so I painted this.

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  11. EdGey

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    Very nice, like the knight a lot :)
     
  12. meghatronic

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    This thread is going to make me want to kill myself.

    <<< no artistic ability whatsoever.
     
  13. Cybermyk

    Soldato

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    I can't remember how long it's been since I bothered to draw. I'm not bad at it once I put some effort in.

    Something I sketched for a thread on here once.

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  14. Van Hellseek

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    Neither has Tracy Failface. Didn't stop her winning the Turner prize.

    It's all about expression rather than talent... right?

    :rolleyes:
     
  15. steve-h

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    I like it... I'm not sure why :confused:
     
  16. shifty_uk

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    Same, it's pretty funky. Added to the fact that it's a DIY job and something similar but mass produced would sell out of Ikea for 40 quid or so :p
     
  17. ljt

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    Plus its not going to be in anyone elses house, so its also unique! Its far more rewarding knowing you've done it yourself too
     
  18. converse_uprise

    Wise Guy

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    Reminds me of this

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    :p
     
  19. jp_bl_68

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    I knew it looked familiar!
     
  20. stulid

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    Thats very close to the original!!!!

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