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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiera View Post
    That would be very helpful. I believe I am watching you on DA because I like your gallery and I know that sometimes you can't share everything here. . . you naughty girl :-P

    You can absolutely teach people how to create art. . . I went through 4 years of it :-P Technique is taught, composition, how to think about a piece, how to see color. I never took any of the digital art classes because I just couldn't fit them into my schedule. . . which is why I try to learn from people I admire online now ;-)

    With digital art, it is very helpful to know what programs and brushes people use, how the opacity and fill options are set, etc. Then you can use that as a basis to experiment and get your own techniques down, that's what I'm really curious about. Your color work is very vibrant and painterly, and I really enjoy that. Do you use Photoshop of Painter?

    I have been playing around in Painter and it is a powerful program and quite awesome, but for some reason I am more comfortable with Photoshop.

    Keep up the nice pandaren work. . . I like the variety in the sizes of all your models.
    You might be interested in this website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immamoonkin View Post
    I thought about what you guys had said for the piece Tony would color, and honestly.. I haven't done anything for myself in a long time. All the inks I had were commissions, and I just didn't have anything that I could say was for me..

    So I did this:

    http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/20...24-d4kn8y3.jpg
    http://MagicalMelonBall.deviantart.c...-Ink-276541707


    Trying my hand at one of my favorite styles: Art Nouveau.. Well, more specifically -- Alphonse Mucha.
    Awesome, a night elf Only thing I have to say though is that I suggest you add a line or something to define her chin from the rest of face somehow, I don't know, looks a bit weird, maybe it will look better with shading and such, but now it's like something is lacking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiera View Post
    That would be very helpful. I believe I am watching you on DA because I like your gallery and I know that sometimes you can't share everything here. . . you naughty girl :-P

    You can absolutely teach people how to create art. . . I went through 4 years of it :-P Technique is taught, composition, how to think about a piece, how to see color. I never took any of the digital art classes because I just couldn't fit them into my schedule. . . which is why I try to learn from people I admire online now ;-)

    With digital art, it is very helpful to know what programs and brushes people use, how the opacity and fill options are set, etc. Then you can use that as a basis to experiment and get your own techniques down, that's what I'm really curious about. Your color work is very vibrant and painterly, and I really enjoy that. Do you use Photoshop of Painter?

    I have been playing around in Painter and it is a powerful program and quite awesome, but for some reason I am more comfortable with Photoshop.

    Keep up the nice pandaren work. . . I like the variety in the sizes of all your models.
    What I mean by 'can't teach art' is that I can't make people better, I can only show them how I work and critique them. The reason I say this is because I've had quite a few youngsters and parents on and outside of the internet beg me to make them/their kids magically amazing at art. Many people think that once you learn something you're done. They don't realize that once a growing artist is taught something they must use that tool to improve.

    I can only show techniques, and critique someone as they grow, but I can't make someone improve, that's all. I just try to word what I say carefully so people don't get thrown off.

    I'm using PS CS4 at the moment. I'll give you my brush list in a little bit. MMOchamp is derping hard and reloading over and over again. I've had to write this post 3 times already. :P

    EDIT: Okay, these are the main two brush packs I use:

    This one is the one I've been using for pretty much all of my recent stuff. If I want a textured effect, I play around with the brush settings, such as 'dual brush':
    http://supernitro.deviantart.com/gal...et=24#/d3l3l4y

    This one is a good starter pack since many of the brushes are like improved versions default photoshop brushes:
    http://adonihs.deviantart.com/gallery/9827508#/d1ytm3r
    Last edited by Rachel; 2011-12-30 at 07:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel View Post
    Try not to use the fill tool. Instead use a big brush for big spaces and a small brush for detailing; general to specific.

    I hate saying this, but when trying to figure out the anatomy of something, always consult anatomy books and photo references first, then look at how other artists stylize. Never reference an artist for anatomy unless you already know what your doing and you're just looking for stylization techniques.
    I've actually had to tell a few people in the past not to use my stuff as reference since I make mistakes. I do have a draenei leg tutorial thingy, but that was just to point out the comparative anatomy between human and unguligrade limbs. I still encourage people to look at photos and anatomy books first.
    All feedback and tips much appreciated, no worry . I have SOME knowledge of human body, muscles and such, just not that much. Thus I am still very limited in poses I could make, even when using referencing material in a rush to get the picture done. It's a bit of a side thing for me, though, and I picked the pen up in a very rushful time, with lot going on. I haven't had much time to think about art at all lately, though I do hold interest in developing my skills.

    For the fill tool, I haven't actually used it, as I've dreaded it as well, I prefer to use my pens for it. Just this time, even the second smallest brush was almost too big for good coloring, or so I felt when making that. I admit it was a rushed coloring, of course, just need to use more diverse palette. I'm still learning to use Gimp though, so finding all the tools itself is going to take a bit of time to study ^^;. I had my own image for what I wanted to draw, but I had problem getting a proper shaped head and toes, common problem areas for me when drawing taurens, so I borrowed some sketching techniques, and it did also help me understand basic anatomy a little better. Still, I agree, could use actual read on anatomy books, even as an amateur. Had I the luxury of time at the time of drawing, I would've done so, but it is going to be one thing in the list of things to do next year (once I recover).

    I'll have to take a closer look at those programs in the morning, If I can find something more convenient than Gimp that allows for pen usage, definitely interested (Hey, I said I'm a bit of an amateur still :P).

    Also the elf looks pretty cool, I like it .

    Edit: (Note, I'm working on my punctuation and finer English in general, sometimes too many rules slip in from my own language, so please bear with me X) ).
    Last edited by Saberion; 2011-12-30 at 07:49 PM. Reason: Misleading typos/spelling errors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnorei View Post
    Awesome, a night elf Only thing I have to say though is that I suggest you add a line or something to define her chin from the rest of face somehow, I don't know, looks a bit weird, maybe it will look better with shading and such, but now it's like something is lacking.
    Well, it's the ink.. lol So yeah, that's why there isn't any shading. But I'm sending the ink to Tony today so we should see the color hopefully in next month or so.

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    Thanks Xiphan, I will check that site out. I appreciate it. I am actually looking into options as far as online courses. .. and a subscription to ImagineFX ;-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel View Post
    What I mean by 'can't teach art' is that I can't make people better, I can only show them how I work and critique them. The reason I say this is because I've had quite a few youngsters and parents on and outside of the internet beg me to make them/their kids magically amazing at art. Many people think that once you learn something you're done. They don't realize that once a growing artist is taught something they must use that tool to improve.

    I can only show techniques, and critique someone as they grow, but I can't make someone improve, that's all. I just try to word what I say carefully so people don't get thrown off.
    Don't worry Rachel, you won't offend me or anything so feel free to just say whatever you need to ;-) You can always PM me if you are afraid comments might be misunderstood. This is generally a very constructive and supportive group, even if opinions vary on topics.

    EDIT: Okay, these are the main two brush packs I use:

    This one is the one I've been using for pretty much all of my recent stuff. If I want a textured effect, I play around with the brush settings, such as 'dual brush':
    http://supernitro.deviantart.com/gal...et=24#/d3l3l4y

    This one is a good starter pack since many of the brushes are like improved versions default photoshop brushes:
    http://adonihs.deviantart.com/gallery/9827508#/d1ytm3r
    Thank you, I will check these out.

    MagicalMelonBall, I love the new lineart. . . do a few more in that style ;-)

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    Anyone got any Warlock art?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiera View Post
    MagicalMelonBall, I love the new lineart. . . do a few more in that style ;-)
    I'm actually very happy with how it turned out. I do very much plan to do more in that style.

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    I just register here and well well ! Some peoples have posted my picture before, and I thank them for that !

    Sadly I can't post links or picture yet so. I appreciate the work of all of you. Even if don't discover a lot of thing, knowing the most of the arts here.

    I love the ART nouveau style for Wow, it's a great idea !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shalinka View Post
    I just register here and well well ! Some peoples have posted my picture before, and I thank them for that !

    Sadly I can't post links or picture yet so. I appreciate the work of all of you. Even if don't discover a lot of thing, knowing the most of the arts here.

    I love the ART nouveau style for Wow, it's a great idea !
    Hi, welcome!!!

    Do you have a DA account?

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    Yes but I can't link anything with my few number of posts.
    I think I can't put a signature too >>
    You can find me everywhere under the nickname of Shalinka :3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shalinka View Post
    I just register here and well well ! Some peoples have posted my picture before, and I thank them for that !

    Sadly I can't post links or picture yet so. I appreciate the work of all of you. Even if don't discover a lot of thing, knowing the most of the arts here.

    I love the ART nouveau style for Wow, it's a great idea !
    I'm still waiting on that short story about that human/tauren piece you did recently!

    (Hi from The Warcraft Legion!)

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    Here, have a Fire Ascendant =)
    As for linking and sinature, I think one has to have more than 10 posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asera View Post
    Something I'm working on. I started it sometime last year and forgot about it due to lack of time from work, happened to find it a few days ago and decided to try to finish it while I don't have work until January. :3

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30058556/lolfanart3.jpg
    Holy wow. This ... is... absolutely stunning. Perfect draenei expression and stature. And the hair is just way beyond awesome.
    Are you accepting commissions?

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    Some new stuff I made and posted on my DeviantART & YouTube:






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    Oh god, I meant to upload stuff earlier but my 3 day New Year 'holiday' was mighty busy.

    Deviantart:http://hitsujifox.deviantart.com/gallery/

    Tully's mum, Whinnie, finally got a redesign! I don't have any triangular/apple shaped women yet, and felt that shape would fit her very well.
    The weapon she holds is a woman-only weapon amongst the Northerners. It is made from the strongest metal and crystal from Argus.
    It's just a rough sketch of her, but once I'm done 'The Houndmistress' I want to do a nice illustration of her.
    (For those that don't know, I've been filling in the gaps left in Draenei lore. I've split them into two groups; Northerners and Southerners.)




    This is a more gentle version of an image that was in response to a ‘doctor blogger’ who exploited women who suffered rape/medical rape. The very first version was much, much more vulgar, but that one never made it out of the photoshop doc.

    I’ve been through medical abuse, so sketching this up was a bit therapeutic.

    I used Damla for this since she deals with women’s issues, and because she can go from demure to fuming in a matter of seconds if someone says something stupid enough to her. She may look all cute and cuddly, but there's a lot of rage in that woman.




    And now for something more cheery.
    Just a quicky sketch of Whinnie and Damla being all sweet on each other.




    Process of an older painting. The larger version is in my main gallery. (Kiera, if you want an even larger version, just tell me. )

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    I'm sorry everyone, but this thread is turning into a very NSFW one. I don't think I'll be posting my work here anymore. Maybe I'll make another Fan Art Thread with specifically SFW images only. I'm waiting on permission to do so.

    You can always find my stuff on my deviantART, too. If you feel you want to post my work here, please ask for permission first.
    Last edited by Immamoonkin; 2012-01-06 at 08:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immamoonkin View Post
    I'm sorry everyone, but this thread is turning into a very NSFW one. I don't think I'll be posting my work here anymore. Maybe I'll make another Fan Art Thread with specifically SFW images only. I'm waiting on permission to do so.

    You can always find my stuff on my deviantART, too. If you feel you want to post my work here, please ask for permission first.
    Not necessarily, just Rachel's stuff is a bit raunchy sometimes.

    If you think some things are to NSFW just post a mod.

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    I did horrifically malformed, fat, squishy versions of me and my hubby's draenei:

    <3

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    The shaman's lightning reminds me of the sith from Star Wars =D As for the pally, as much as I dislike plate-bikini and other revealing gear, she's so cute X-)


    Crystalmane dragons, a sub-species of Deepholm's Stonehide dragons.

    Said Crystalmanes in their humanoid forms.

    And a doodle of Cho'Gall. Really, does that stupid head ever shut up?

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