After more than 30 hours of work, I have finished "The Aspects."
I'm back with more art, but before any of that, I just wanted to make a suggestion to some of my fellow artists: I just want to suggest a type of colouring technique for you guys to try out, since I've noticed a bit of 'flatness' in some of the coloured works. A lot of artists, both traditional and digital, newbies and experienced, sometimes colour like this:
1: make the background either white or another colour
2: fill the figure/subject in solidly with a base coat
3: paint in shadows/tones with only a lighter and darker version of their figure's base coat.
The technique I use (keep in mind that this is a really rough explanation):
1: decide on the colour of the subject. If my figure is going to be white skinned, then I can fill in the background with any colour I want, but If my character is going to be, let's say...gold skinned or gold furred, then perhaps a dark red or green would work better as a background.
2:Once I've made my background I choose a base colour for my figure, but then I turn down my flow and opacity very low; 10%-20% depending on the situation. Then I start blocking in where the light is going to hit. Keep in mind that it's very transparent.
3: I keep layering wit the same colour until I'm happy, then I'll choose a lighter hue. So let's say we're painting something gold furred, the base you may start out with would be a very dark slightly green-hued brownish colour. The colour for the lighter colours would lean more towards a lighter yellowy orange (once again, that depends on the situation because they're are different hues in each main hue. Example: there are green golds, yellow golds, white golds, and so on).
4:Once I feel generally happy with the lighting I'll go back in with a really dark colour for the extreme shadows and a really light colour for the extreme highlights.
5:The biggest things to keep in mind is "TRANSPARENCY" and "REFLECTIONS." If you have a character on a red background, the red is going to show on the skin. Skin is also translucent, so you may see a little bit faint green or blue peaking out in some places depending on how veiny or how old your character is.
I know this isn't the best explanation, so I'm going to try to make a few process images today to better show what I mean.
But keep in mind that different pictures will call for different techniques, and that your painting style won't suddenly appear. It's taken me a few years of digital paintingto get to where I am now.
The Obsidian Tundra is the vast wasteland that separates the North and the South of Argus. At a glance, it seems vacant, but it is teeming with life.
The little critter hunting the littler critter is pretty much a jazzed up sea angel. They're so cute until their tentacles suddenly burst forth from their heads.
PLEASE NOTE: For those that don't know, I've been filling the Draenei lore gap that Blizz has left. It's great fun since I have so much wiggle room. :3
I can definitely see Tully becoming a guard while taking a break from having babies. She'd make an excellent Exodar guard. I can also see her taking advantage of her position and using it to charm the ladies.
If people haven't noticed already, Tully is indeed bisexual. She and Honey are mischievous little things and will sometimes feign headaches or stomach cramps to discourage their mate, Ze'ev, from having sex with them. Then they go off and have their own little private sex party. Naughty, naughty!
"It's so fluffy I'm gonna die!"
Just a quick mock up of what I think a primitive "dark troll" would look like.
For those that don't know, dark trolls have been confirmed to be the ancestors of night elves, that's why this little lady isn't as tusky as other trolls.
I threw in some Scandinavian trolly features.
Yes, I watched 'The Troll Hunter' the other night.
(ps: don't take that movie seriously. There's a lot of dry humour.)
This is the censored version, the nude one is in my main gallery.
This is Hetta, a very thin Northern Draenei. I came up with her one day when I felt I had taken enough hits from women just for being thin. I am not as thin as Hetta, but I am petite.
(Please note: she is around 19-20, so don't go crying to people that I'm putting out childporn.)
(ALSO NOTE: Hetta IS NOT anorexic or bulimic. She is just very thin. A person's ribs being visible is not a sign of an eating disorder.)
This is the censored version, the nude one is in my main gallery. There is also an essay along with the nude version if you wish to read it.
And now something to cheer ya'll up:
Just a little somethin' I noticed today.
Shamira's got one hell of an interesting family.
Her first son is Kieran (pictured on the left) and his daddy was a full-blood worgen. Then there's Chandra (pictured on the right) who's dad was a blood elf.
Her second (Chandra came after him*) boy is from Sindarrl, a night elf who is her life mate.
She's likes exotic men.
*Yes, she 'cheated' but Sindarrl didn't mind. He kind of gave her permission. It wasn't with a random blood elf either, he was a fellow hunter she had known since she was young.
I've lost my deviant art password again, but if i find out back tomoz, i'm going to post some stuff. been Long time that i posted something.
Summerdrake (if you're still here),
The Sandfury troll drawing on the very bottom of your post on page 579 was actually drawn by a dear friend of mine. Her DA is ~Green-EyedEnvy. Just wanted to give her credit for the image and the recognition she deserves. Maybe you should do the same.
So hard to right-click? You did know that you could right-click pictures? This is a fun thread for me, I have narrow time to surf the web, take what you get n don't come telling me what to do. I post LOADS of art here, you should be happy about that (you did visit the thread), n don't come here expecting this is some official website or whatever the fuck. If someone fails to right-click, come whining then you are too useless to demand anything of me.
Go take your lousy attitude to other threads, no shortage there for people like you!
I was kind of trying to be funny about the whole thing, my nyuknyuk comment being that I wasn't so terribly upset with the use of my picture without permission, and more upset that it's an old version that I didn't particularly care for.
But since we're getting to that kind of a tone, just an FYI, guys, this IS art theft. Just going by Deviantart copyright policy alone, just having the URL available to whoever wants to make the effort to find it isn't enough. I personally would have been happy with a "Hey, lady, I used this here, check it" message, but that's not 'permission' for everybody. So if you got a lot of stuff from DA that wasn't yours, and didn't ask the artist first, here's the violation guidelines:
What are violations of the deviantART copyright policy?
Violations of the deviantART copyright policy occur when a member infringes upon the copyright of another creative person.
Copyright infringement can be considered to be any situation where a user does certain things with a creative work which someone else produced without first getting the proper permission.
Some examples of copyright infringement (this is only a partial listing) can include:
Placing a photograph or creative work online without proper permission.
Using a creative work commercially.
Adapting a creative work of one medium to another, such as making a book into a movie or a photograph into a painting.
Modifying or editing a creative work without proper permission.
Are we really doing the "stolen art" drama again?
And Deviant Art's copyright policy is bullshit to begin with.
I mourn the loss of a man of true vision and talent. You were my idol, Mr. Giger.
You gave faces to my dreams and nightmares and sparked my imagination throughout my entire life. You will be missed.
Hans Rudolf Giger
2/5/1940 - 5/12/2014
You better reflect on who's got the lousy attitude here.
Another piece I forgot to upload earlier. D'oh.
A portrait practice of one of my Draenei characters, Tully.
Please go to the original to see it with proper colours. I resized it a little using deviantart's resizing system, but it always makes things look more mute than they are.