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        08-04-2014, 08:11 PM
      #1
    Yearling
    Trying a New Style

    Apparently pulling all-nighters leads me to creativity.

    I haven't drawn for months, maybe a year even. This morning before work I put on some good Beatles music and grabbed my markers. I'm assuming the lack of sleep caused some of the inspiration!

    In 45 minutes I banged out something of a self portrait, one that is incredibly far out of my usual style, but one that I very much like.

    hf1.jpg

    All day at work I was itching to draw something else. I turned down a social invite for this evening to instead make something else weird.

    hf2.jpg

    I'm also quite fond of this!

    :)

    Nobody rain on this happy, sleep deprived, delirious parade.

    I'd love to receive some constructive criticism though. I intend to do more in this style, so it will be put to good use! Have at 'er.

    I know in the self portrait-ish one, the neck is a bit too short, and the nose is very plain. I also see that the eyelid folds don't match correctly, and that the pupils are slightly different sizes. Ignore the one stray green scribble on the cheek, that was an oopsie.

    The horse one is just to whimsical for me to notice much proportionately wrong... I just really like the feel and contrast of it.

    Cheers everyone.
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        08-07-2014, 05:49 AM
      #2
    Yearling
    ...will this thread accrue comments if I add today's creation of Sir Fish cycling?

    fishyfishy.jpg

         
        08-07-2014, 01:23 PM
      #3
    Yearling
    I love this style! I don't consider myself very "artistic" but when I do draw it ends up similar, outrageous colors and impresionist.

    Sir Fish is absolutely brilliant.
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        08-07-2014, 04:38 PM
      #4
    Foal
    The fish is very cool. You have a good sense for color; you use warm and cool colors together well. For the first two pics, I would add some shadows and highlights to the hair to give it depth. I remember when I had trouble with hair, my art teacher in college told me that "hair is basically made up of lights and darks". I don't know why that simple statement helped me so much, but it seemed to make something click for me.

    As for the fish, I don't much have much of a critique for him. He's just so cool! :) The only thing I could think of is possibly adding some highlights along his side; after all, he is a fish and has slimy scales that reflect light well.

    Great job on all three pictures! Your choice of color is what stands out to me the most - very creative!
         
        08-07-2014, 05:13 PM
      #5
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SeaBreezy    
    The fish is very cool. You have a good sense for color; you use warm and cool colors together well. For the first two pics, I would add some shadows and highlights to the hair to give it depth. I remember when I had trouble with hair, my art teacher in college told me that "hair is basically made up of lights and darks". I don't know why that simple statement helped me so much, but it seemed to make something click for me.

    As for the fish, I don't much have much of a critique for him. He's just so cool! :) The only thing I could think of is possibly adding some highlights along his side; after all, he is a fish and has slimy scales that reflect light well.

    Great job on all three pictures! Your choice of color is what stands out to me the most - very creative!
    Thanks for the critique! Could you link me to any particular pictures that show the light/dark hair technique? That sounds like it could make quite a difference.
    Also, I refrained from adding any shine spots on Sir Fish because I have yet to decide what environment to draw him in. Perhaps he'll be somewhere too dry for slimy shine? Time will tell.

    Also, if anyone wants to suggest a whimsical environment for Sir Fish, I'd love to hear it. The stranger the better. :)
         
        08-07-2014, 05:50 PM
      #6
    Foal
    I couldn't find any pictures, but here are some video tutorials that I liked.

    This guy is using pencils, but he explains the basic concept well.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_83dQAIi15I

    And this one is a tutorial where she's using markers.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nzx6R5uYqI
         
        08-09-2014, 02:40 AM
      #7
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SeaBreezy    
    I couldn't find any pictures, but here are some video tutorials that I liked.

    This guy is using pencils, but he explains the basic concept well.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_83dQAIi15I

    And this one is a tutorial where she's using markers.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nzx6R5uYqI
    Thanks for the leads!
         
        08-09-2014, 02:50 AM
      #8
    Weanling
    I adore that fish. Reminds me of Mr. Limpet.
    I dig the bold, freshness! Run with it. Maybe THIS IS your new style.
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        08-09-2014, 03:03 AM
      #9
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SummerShy    
    I adore that fish. Reminds me of Mr. Limpet.
    I dig the bold, freshness! Run with it. Maybe THIS IS your new style.
    Thanks! And perhaps it is, though I like my 'old' style as well.

    IMG_2608.jpg

    (unfinished, and a few years old, but the only example I could find on this computer!)

    I just need to flex my creativity more often. Regardless of the end result, I enjoy the process.
         

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