Casual Artwork Thread

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by TedShatner10, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. TedShatner10

    TedShatner10 Commodore Commodore

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    Comparing it to Banksy's older wall art is meant to be a compliment, since he's a wildly popular artist.

    Please show what you've done, Ghouleddie74.
     
  2. cooleddie74

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    If I can find them. :) I save a lot of my artwork but finding specific drawings that have been put away somewhere for almost twenty years might be a little difficult. I'll see what I can do and if I find more I'll try to remember to post them in this thread.

    Impressive pics, everyone. Thanks for posting this thread, TedShatner.
     
  3. Tora Ziyal

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    TSQ, I love the marigold.

    Roshi, your doodles are great! :lol: I'll bet your students love them.
     
  4. cooleddie74

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    Here's a drawing of the (then-new) Enterprise-B that I made right after seeing Generations and getting excited about the cool starship Enterprise that we'd never seen before (except as a wall sculpture in the observation lounge on the Enterprise-D). I remember I was on a tear with my Trek drawings in the aftermath of the seventh film hitting theaters.

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  5. TedShatner10

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    A couple of more drawings:

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  6. cooleddie74

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    Very cool.
     
  7. TedShatner10

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    Have I improved as an artist?
     
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    Been a long time since I did art, but starting to get back into it. Right now I'm consuming Photoshop tutorials like crazy.

    Here's a neat little video I saw yesterday. It's for anyone interested in developing their own drawing style. I found the parts on Manga very good advice. In essence, he's saying to go beyond copying other people's (copied) styles and create your own rules. Then you can develop new styles, too.

    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMUYG1hkY5c[/yt]
     
  9. cooleddie74

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    It looks like Matt Smith and you can almost instantaneously recognize that it's him. I'd say you have some good chops there. :cool:
     
  10. TedShatner10

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    I'm not entirely pleased with that slightly off kilter drawing (my drawing ability is evolving and improving by the month really) but I'm glad you liked it.

    Here is my DeviantArt account.
     
  11. cooleddie74

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    Don't sweat it, just be patient and let your skills evolve and expand with time. I've been drawing, sketching and doodling since I was old enough to hold a crayon and scribble on a flat surface. As I approach the age of 40 and after several decades plus some of drawing I've learned that the journey never ends. There's always some new thing to try or technique to work on and attempt to refine.

    Art is a neverending journey with no real finish line or endgame other than just deciding that one isn't going to bother practicing their art skills any longer. What you consider off-kilter right now might look great to others and even vice versa.

    Art is largely subjective and relative, and as long as I'm generally satisfied and somebody else finds pleasure in what I create with my own hand then those are the most important things. Above all else, have fun or else it's not worth it.
     
  12. TedShatner10

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    Yeah, me drawing something at least once a day has gone a long way in improving my artwork and in the next twelve months I may join a serious artwork course of some kind (since I've now got a solid skillset base) and hopefully make a real career out of it.

    Here's Black Widow again, but I've made the image sharper and brighter:

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    And here's the video that I used as a reference:

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y39ZN5drKG8[/yt]
     
  14. cooleddie74

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    Those are really, really good! You obviously possess a pretty impressive talent there and I hope you can use it to please and entertain others.
     
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    Here's sketches of Michelle Pfeiffer from quite a while back that I cleaned up:
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    Some more from New Art Academy:

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    And here's a thumb sketch of Stewie Griffin from Family Guy:
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    Art is art, whether one's medium is Jackson Pollock or Betty Crocker. ;)
     
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    True words indeed. Well put. :bolian: Especially the part about how people sometimes undervalue the impact their work can have on others!


    I used to paint murals and in public view like that, there was a constant parade of passers by who would stop to watch for a bit, and sometimes offer a comment. The ones with frowns never took the brush I offered them. Not once! :cool: