[QUOTE=Mihir;15907019]If you use the "IMG code" thing on the right of your photobucket page you getthat is the funny thing.. I have the image code done in the space above my edit. It just doesn't show up at all. I go to edit the post, and it's there and showing.. but when it is on the actual page, it doesn't display.. so in frustration I just posted a strait linkCode:[ IMG]http://i345.photobucket.com/albums/p371/Aranela/aranela_badge1.png[/IMG]
Edit: now that I look at it, I see a "action=view¤t" in the url, making me think that the url copied wrong..
Last edited by Aranela; 2012-03-15 at 07:36 AM.
All I do is Right click the image, "Copy Image Location", Insert it between these cool guys:
"I'm not saying I invented the turtleneck. But I was the first person to realize its potential as a tactical garment. The tactical turtleneck! The... tactleneck!"
Oh my, it's been quite a while since I've seen this thread ^^
Made this a while ago, considering fixing the lighting, but that'll probably never happen
A doodle I've been meaning to paint in PS, but I've no idea on how to proceed on the feathers, and I'm working on a different pic atm so...
Just go into brushes, select shape dynamics, then choose 'pen pressure' in the 'control' dropdown menu. Then play around with the minimum diameter and find a width you like.
Now, there are tonnes of ways to paint feathers, so the one I'll describe is more of a speedpaint method.
When you paint, establish where the colours will be and what colours you'll use, then do short strokes where shorter feathers are, and longer strokes where longer feathers are. Also, you don't have to paint every feather, just 'highlight' the feathers where the light is hitting. And of course, reference photos.
I might have to make an image showing what I mean, though, since I'm not great at describing things. :P
Here's a good little tut I found, but it's for more detailed wings/feathers:
I took a quick look on google for other examples, and surprisingly, there's not a lot on feathers.
Just reference photos and other people's art, and find what works best for you.
Okay, I might as well post stuff while I'm here...
This was actually done a few days ago, around the middle of last week, but things have been distracting, and I've been trying to get through comments on deviantart.
I'm kinda weird since I have this sort of compulsion to reply to all my comments before I post art, but I can't keep holding off uploading stuff.
I also get scared whenever I can't think of what to say to a comment. I get nervous that people may think I'm ignoring them. :/
Anyways, I'll post another image with some info. about her once I have it done.
I really hope that her Arabic features are noticeable.
(Her horns are kinda messed up, but I've nitpicked this too much. I'll leave it alone for a while.)
Guys. Guys. Guysguysguysguys.
You should have seen the face I made when I looked at my old portrait of Tully, the one from 7 months ago.
I pulled the ‘oh god’ rage face.
But that’s a good thing. That means I’ve improved.
And I decided to not be a lazy butt-hole, and actually referenced ears. Pig and human to be exact.
Also, I’ve decided to keep my northerner draenei eyes smaller. They’re still large enough to be semi-nocturnal, but they’re not so big that they’re a problem to paint.
Last edited by Rachel; 2012-03-15 at 06:17 PM.
I realize I am saying this at the risk of being decapitated by the rest of this thread, but is there a chance that it could go back to featuring fanart and not half-finished tidbits from someone's digital sketchbook? I feel like the thread has been slightly derailed and for a long time it has been used instead as a sketchblog, which dominates most of the finished or other pieces people find on the web and post. It's getting a little difficult sifting through it all to find pieces that are stylistically new, or by people I've never seen before.
I do NOT have anything against people posting their work, or works in progress, but it seems that everyone else is getting swallowed up in the various wakes of large posts on every page. It gives me little incentive to go back and scroll through things anymore to see new art by artists of all calibers.
So I suppose, you know, go ahead and rip me apart I realize my opinion isn't really uh ... Well for a lurker ... Anyway ... Sorry for disturbing you all.
You shouldn't be relying on this thread to serve you. It'd probably be better if you just searched up what you wanted on deviantart or tumblr. There you'll probably find what you are looking for.
EDIT: Another way to find new artists is to go to the deviantart page of an artist you like, or are familiar with, and then go through their favourites. That's how I've found many, many artists I've never known of.
Last edited by Rachel; 2012-03-15 at 08:19 PM.
I understand resourcing, and processing images, believe me I know more than you probably want to give me credit for, but criticizing me and telling me to basically bugger off to tumblr or DA isn't exactly the most diplomatic or polite thing, don't you think? Aren't tutorials, FREE ONES, you can get on DA the things that serve the purpose of teaching? Wouldn't in-depth tutorials be better than periodic showings of shading? I mean, people are just looking at pieces slapped up here.
There's nothing about the difference between tints and shades, the differences in building up and building on colours in traditional versus digital art, colour-theory, dynamic lighting, thumbnails, or anything. They're just pictures, and people generally benefit from detailed tutorials or walkthroughs. If artistic help is what people really need I can provide links to dedicated websites that can help them improve themselves with just a little dedication and a set of headphones.
I guess I'll make another point, this isn't an art-help thread. I want to see pieces by people who may not be super proficient at art, but are still willing to post and experiment, and have fun with developing their style without it being incessant. I want to see pieces by multiple artists and to see things people share because they saw it and thought it was wicked awesome. I know I share the same sentiments as people who view this thread, maybe not many, but at least a handful.
Perhaps I'm being a bit of a dick here, but if people want to improve there's nothing wrong with whispering an artist you admire and asking them for thoughts, lots of great artists I know do it - hell I do it. You don't need a better artist blindly posting their work hoping you'll pick up on it, if that's the intent.
I was trying my best to be diplomatic and polite, even a bit self-deprecating, but I'm not going to just sit down and shut up. I've said my piece, and you know what, it sucks that when I tried to express myself, even non-offensively I got shot down so brusquely. Clearly I shouldn't be lurking this thread anymore, in which case, my apologies people (but I figure a bunch of people are going to hate me despite my initial attempt at non-aggressiveness). Perhaps you should make a different thread titled, "Resident Artist Sketchpost", it might help with the points you're trying to make if it's really all about teaching people.
I was simply giving advice. :S
Also, people benefit from all sorts of things; be it a process image with no words, or an in-depth explanation. Everyone learns differently.
The other thing about helping and teaching, is that many of the posters here are in familiar territory, and are probably better off asking for advice here, than some random person on another website.
I'm done, I won't be back in this thread. Let the people rejoice.
Nothing wrong with using the thread for "half-finished roughs". Sometimes its to get critique on a current work and get direction, assist others on their art progression, and sometimes cos we feel it looks pretty good as it is and felt like sharing.
I'd use thumbnails (or links) if it's five or six different sketches of the same piece. The process is nice to see, but it does take up a rather large amount of space each time.
However, this thread has turned mostly into a "look at my art that I said is wow related and looks nothing like wow art at all." If you have a different opinion than any popular artist around here, you get snarky, passive aggressive remarks.
On top of that, the art posted most often is very nsfw, and absolutely have no warnings when unsafe work is posted. It's gotten on my nerves, but mods haven't done anything and I just view the thread now for other artists that I actually do enjoy seeing work of, no matter what their talent is.
Hopefully these links work.
Some concept art I did for coursework but I guess I can just go ahead and say it was Pandaria inspired. Though it wasn't, it was definitely east-asia inspired.
Same as above.
How did you do the water ripple effects?
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Last edited by Elementium; 2012-03-16 at 02:22 AM.