hmm... i'm gonna set the mermaid pic at 50% opacity... kekeke
Damn! Photobucket is down
using imageshack now..
ugh, didnt notice that his biceps arent the same size..
EDIT: fixed the biceps
EDIT2: not sure if it is obvious or not, but thats supposed to be a dead sailor that just became a wraith or something...
Last edited by xenos; May 20th, 2005 at 11:23 AM.
sorry had to rush this one, not sure if it even sits in topic so well
45 mins photoshop
EDIT. i replaced the old one with this lesser cropped version, i thinkkk i prefer this one, not really sure at all tho.. nooo timeee.
Last edited by Eriboss; May 20th, 2005 at 12:16 PM.
Well, not exactly a wrath-y guy, was thinking more like a spectre manipulating the world currents. But we could pretend he's the one messing with the Bermuda Triangle water!
because xenos asked... heh.
p.s. it's a lot of undos and trial and error when i play around colour.
machzero - Yes! Heh, I would like to say that you should be more bold with the colours, but I remember all the horrible paintings I did, when I was just starting to colour my work
Instead, when you are beginning to colour ure work. You should start small. Use only 2 colours (and mayby little bit of third) and use more colours when you become more confident.. Of course, im not an expert. can somebody know if there's a better way to learn colouring?
Last edited by xenos; May 20th, 2005 at 12:46 PM.
These are very fine!
Unfortunately I don't have time today, but I'll drop in later for some commenting. I love Eriboss' - it's mighty spectacular!
An hour of ghostly scribbling resulted in this:
A bit of research as to what a wraith actually is would've helped, but I think it'll do.
nice topic, about 40 minutes for this one
Eriboss:great movement and texture
so far all really individual takes on the topic!
very nice and original ideas from everyone today!
Especially like Eriboss', sketchlings', Xenos' and Yaso's!
Please forgive me, but my first thought was that it was a homo-necrophili-wraith. Looks good though, eye placement and shape maybe off a bit and it looks wierd that they're bright white with no glow or soft edge around them.Originally Posted by xenos
I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more.
i agree wonderful work today. mines kinda swampy lol
Thanks for the comments yesterday. ill try to participate more often, again. was my first post in months...
sketchling and eribos are my favourites today. Those waves... intimidating!
farvus, could you say a word or two to your picture? I like it, its scary, but im not sure whats going on down there.
xenos quite strong picture. but its good you explaned it. The water looks a bit to much like ice imo. And you could try to draw a screaming face, instead of the "im a ghost, so what?" expression
Cybot Floor - I think I didn't distinguish the spectre from the background enough. It's ethereal beacause made of bubbles. The spectre has black holes which were supposed to be eyes and mouth. It holds wooden staff with latern tied to it.
If it's unlcear then the picture seeems be small failure. Maybe next DSG will be better .
Great paintings all. I like Sunny's and Sketchling's the most.
Another good topic today..Im enjoying these aquatic themes. Awesome work guys and gals! Painter,PS, Wacom @2 hrs.
VegasMike - This is a cool idea. It looks huge so i doubt it would need a spear. The eyes are very cool.
Cybot Floor - Interesting use of colors. The only problem I have with it is that I cant tell what it is, this leads me to beleive that it is more traditional art. By which I mean My imagination would tell me what I see, i see a fish like creature
Hamsta - Youve been around for some time now havent you Its sugestive like cybot floor's . I dont think you depicted your sceen as well as you could have. keep it up tho!
sketchling - It took me a few minutes to get it but now i think its awesome. the water was done really well no question about that. It looks to me like there is a small boat in an ocean of water and there is some sort of creature (HUGE) comign from under the water and pushing it like crazy. whicked!
Dodge - This is a very cool style. Very mysterious and myth like. Looks like something you would find in scripture.
Yaso Kuuhl - Reminds me of titanic The girl or woman was done nicely, the rest could use work but it serves its purpose as a sketch. I like what youve done, I can feel and understand the helplessness the boy might be feeling. That would freak the sh*t outta me.
machzero - This is a huge improvement, youve been around for a long time as well and your def getting better. I enjoy the playfulness here. zombie like.
Pixeldragoon - Cool water, Other than that i think your peice lacks a certain amount of sharpness. Keep it up though!
CrazyHarij - This reminds me so much of that movie Cacoon, Whicked idea tho, just need to work a little longer on the details and edges.
Eriboss - I think i can see the little people falling out of the boat The face on this creature is insane. Its a wonderful picture, good job man.
xenos - Your character is my favorite part. You can totally tell that its his ghost coming out of him, the arms were done beautifully.
Farvus - Cool idea, The lighting could have been strong to set the mood but overall its neat.
I overworked the sky, there are parts of it I like...
Everyone made cool entries. Sunny, favourite today. Vegas, Xenos, Eriboss (Xenos, your treatment here looks different from your usual stuff, though it looks to be done much quicker than most, I like it), Mach, and Dodge (Dodge, nice style youve been using lately), Yaso, and Sketchling among others.
Enjoyed the topic, I want to make another one if I have time later today. Peace!
Thanks sunny..I used a reference of Poseidon for the pose hence the trident.
Great job today BTW.
Thanks everyone, some really cool's today
VegasMike - definaltey has a posiedon pose feel to it - i love it, especially its right arm and the wave behind it splasing over
xenos - Really cool, nice detail on the body, yeah, juss the dead body position bugs me a bit, maybe some transition on the wraiths body where theres contact.
Farvus - Yeah it took me a while to get the face, the bubbles need to be more opaque i think, other than that I really like it
Cybot Floor - Cool, juss looks like a deep sea glowing fishy dude
Hamsta - Wicked concept, wanted to see a diver getting done in tho!
sketchling - Really cool, love the little boat and the water, tho it took me a while to work out exactly what the giant oceanly disturbance was
Dodge - Yeah has a ancient scripture illustration feel to it, vikingly almost. Love the water
Yaso Kuuhl -Great Picture, one of my favorites, great creepy dark feel to it, wicked
machzero - Like it, i think the almost sepia tones really suit it
CrazyHarij - Like the concept, would like to see it sharpened up a bit
Sunny - Thanks man, I like yours - very creature from the black lagoony, kinda has a 50's vibe to it, good work.
Pixeldragoon - Great Water! To me tho it looks as if you were looking straight up from the bottom of the sea, we were positioned below your character, that perspective would look super
Lukavi - Awesome rendering and character - I adore the little pier bit to the right the most.
Well ... after lurking for some time now , my humble submission ( and my first post )
Am I doing something wrong ? When I post this image, it shows, but after refreshing it doesn't show up anymore ?
Arrggggh ...why doesn't it work !? I'm using the damn "[IMG]" tags , like one is supposed to ... right ?
Uploadded to another site than deviant :
Last edited by PGC; May 22nd, 2005 at 07:20 AM.
Just a pencil sketch today. As usual a lot of really inspiring pieces.
My Website - www.aaronpanagos.com
xenos - Very cool! I understood very quickly what was happening. Very very nice!
Eriboss - That's hysterical! Love the tendrils coming off the front area (Am I seeing that right?).
machzero - Good for you! Colour's a hell of a thing.... I think it's trial and error, undo's and guesses, for a lot of us.
Dodge - Great movement, balance of dark and light, cool textures!
sketchling - Holy smokes that's beautifully done! A remarkable ability to visualize, and then to realize, that you've got there.
VegasMike - Fun pic! Very familiar look to that face, somehow...
lukavi - Pretty lighthouse... Really nice detail in it. I love the concept that it's an old, unused fixture now. Seems to me a dark orange sky would suit the pic better, though.
Panagos - Great pencil drawing! Really nice handling of transparency, and you really feel for this guy.
Last edited by William b. Hand; June 3rd, 2005 at 03:58 PM.
Some drowned fisherman. At least he never has to worry about worms...
Appreciate the tip, Will. I tried the orange and liked it better. Thanks again. Good job on yours by the way. I like its looming form, though its a little hard to understand what he is. Is he made of water and veins?