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Author Topic: [+18] Gemstone Gallery  (Read 1804 times)

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Re: Gemstones desu
« Reply #90 on: November 04, 2017, 08:27:49 pm »
Now I've got another character. Trying to see the most I can get out of this style. I think artists who I've been following seem to actually be doing a very disciplined digital painting rather than vector art which results in some interesting gradation of values. I thought it might be interesting to bring some gradients into this one.

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Re: Gemstones desu
« Reply #91 on: November 05, 2017, 02:59:27 pm »
That looks very nice. Did you originally draw it with lines? I would like to know how it looks with it.

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Re: Gemstones desu
« Reply #92 on: November 17, 2017, 01:03:54 am »
I drew it with only shapes of color originally. I could add lines based on the boundaries of the shapes but it would be troublesome to get them all the right thickness. You have to be careful with lines too because lines can make the image appear even more flat.

Incidentally I thought I should share some more work from university. Figure drawing, last charcoal project.

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Got that really annoying angle of the reclining figure because all the good spots were taken. Feelsbad. This picture was taken before it was finished, there was primarily more touches added to the drapery before I fixed it.

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Re: Gemstones desu
« Reply #93 on: November 20, 2017, 10:34:26 pm »
Hard to distinguish what's going on in the srawing. You always seem to add three layers of lighting and sometimes you only need two. Only anime (not even manga at times) do the 3 layers rule. And usually they only stick with hair for that.


Still it looks like you're aiming for realistic style. So I recommend checking out how light works in real life.

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Re: Gemstones desu
« Reply #94 on: July 05, 2018, 08:52:07 am »
Here's some of the illustrations you never got to see.




Ink wash, Charcoal, Colored Pencil, Conté Crayon, Pen

I got to play with a lot more toys than that, but those projects were purely experimental and less presentable like oil paint, acrylic paint, watered down acrylic paint, oil paint on acrylic paint, enamel on copper, and other metalsmithing stuff.

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Re: Gemstones desu
« Reply #95 on: July 07, 2018, 02:33:31 am »
What were you trying to say with the middle painting?

Looks very interesting to me.


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Re: [+18] Gemstone Gallery
« Reply #96 on: September 02, 2018, 10:52:37 pm »
I'm going to give you the whole story because why not.

That picture was made for a completely open ended project aimed entirely towards expression. I mean we weren't graded on technique, and it didn't even have to be a drawing. It has to do with me trying to understand who I am. What I'm trying to portray is very complicated. The woman in the picture isn't a real person but she's based on the girl mentioned in that story I posted here, "The Cannibal". Red hair, red eyes. However, I wanted her to feel very human and natural so the red in her eyes is dulled down and her teeth aren't sharp.

You are looking from my perspective and that is my hand drawn resting on the plate. When I drew this piece I made it under the pretense that anyone who looks at it could easily be the girl or me. It deals with these two sets of carnal desires. First there's this woman who is obviously beautiful and young and friendly. This sense of attraction doesn't seem so crazy until you see what someone is willing to do to satisfy it. Secondly it's her desire to consume you. In a way, they're the same, the lust towards her flesh and her lust towards yours.

Obviously this extends beyond flesh, and it really has nothing to do with that. I has to do with really the abuse of others for your own gain and allowing yourself to be abused for your own gain. One day I watched myself switch places until I became the cannibal and I destroyed a friendship. I deceived him until I was able to get what I needed. I felt sick afterwards.

It was so natural I wouldn't have ever noticed had I not drawn that image and forced myself to deal with the darkest parts of who I am. So as I said, I drew this under the pretense that anyone could be the girl or the viewer, but now I don't think that's entirely genuine. What's certain about this picture is that I could easily be either person.

I wanted this picture to help me look into the minds of the people who've hurt me or abused me physically or emotionally in some way and so I was forced to take into account how exactly I was responsible for putting myself in a position to be abused. Because when I did that, things started to make more sense, and I was able to humanize the people who hurt me. Naturally you want to demonize them, and in the same way I wanted to demonize the girl, literally. This is the second version of that image and the first one she had sharp teeth and was just all around more vicious. It turned out much more powerful when I made her more human because a monster is what you're expecting.

This is the exact same thing that the cannibal as a story is based on. I didn't know that when I wrote it. It wasn't a conscious decision, but a subconscious one. The one that I posted is not the first rendition of the cannibal. I first wrote it when I was around 12 years old, and I kept making changes to the story and pushing this grotesque and horrific story and it wasn't until recently that I understood why I was obsessed with this character.

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Re: [+18] Gemstone Gallery
« Reply #97 on: September 04, 2018, 06:48:26 pm »
Thanks for sharing that picture makes a lot more sense now. Thatreminds me.w I'll you ccontinue the cannibal story?

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« Reply #98 on: September 09, 2018, 02:00:26 pm »
I have ported that story into Blade Regalia, so maybe you'll get to play the next chapter some day. But I'm not sure if I want to continue writing it as a standalone story.

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Re: [+18] Gemstone Gallery
« Reply #99 on: September 12, 2018, 12:18:29 am »
I'm going to give you the whole story because why not.

That picture was made for a completely open ended project aimed entirely towards expression. I mean we weren't graded on technique, and it didn't even have to be a drawing. It has to do with me trying to understand who I am. What I'm trying to portray is very complicated. The woman in the picture isn't a real person but she's based on the girl mentioned in that story I posted here, "The Cannibal". Red hair, red eyes. However, I wanted her to feel very human and natural so the red in her eyes is dulled down and her teeth aren't sharp.

You are looking from my perspective and that is my hand drawn resting on the plate. When I drew this piece I made it under the pretense that anyone who looks at it could easily be the girl or me. It deals with these two sets of carnal desires. First there's this woman who is obviously beautiful and young and friendly. This sense of attraction doesn't seem so crazy until you see what someone is willing to do to satisfy it. Secondly it's her desire to consume you. In a way, they're the same, the lust towards her flesh and her lust towards yours.

Obviously this extends beyond flesh, and it really has nothing to do with that. I has to do with really the abuse of others for your own gain and allowing yourself to be abused for your own gain. One day I watched myself switch places until I became the cannibal and I destroyed a friendship. I deceived him until I was able to get what I needed. I felt sick afterwards.

It was so natural I wouldn't have ever noticed had I not drawn that image and forced myself to deal with the darkest parts of who I am. So as I said, I drew this under the pretense that anyone could be the girl or the viewer, but now I don't think that's entirely genuine. What's certain about this picture is that I could easily be either person.

I wanted this picture to help me look into the minds of the people who've hurt me or abused me physically or emotionally in some way and so I was forced to take into account how exactly I was responsible for putting myself in a position to be abused. Because when I did that, things started to make more sense, and I was able to humanize the people who hurt me. Naturally you want to demonize them, and in the same way I wanted to demonize the girl, literally. This is the second version of that image and the first one she had sharp teeth and was just all around more vicious. It turned out much more powerful when I made her more human because a monster is what you're expecting.

This is the exact same thing that the cannibal as a story is based on. I didn't know that when I wrote it. It wasn't a conscious decision, but a subconscious one. The one that I posted is not the first rendition of the cannibal. I first wrote it when I was around 12 years old, and I kept making changes to the story and pushing this grotesque and horrific story and it wasn't until recently that I understood why I was obsessed with this character.

sounds heavy. i'm sure plenty of us have drawn something similar to that. i definitely think that drawing was the one with the most symbolism. the others appear to be more projects or practicing. SO its more interesting when you share drawings where you incorporate specific ideas or themes.

 

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