Casual Artwork Thread

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

  1. TedShatner10

    TedShatner10 Commodore Commodore

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    Checking out YouTube there's some really interesting sketchbooks that show intimidating levels of art skill, but provide great inspiration:

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCYQoaLRM4g[/yt]

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdSYMdYxZA4[/yt]
     
  2. Tom Servo

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    [​IMG]

    I finished this about six months ago. Acrylic and Oil paint. I just wish I had made it a bit larger, its only IIRC 16" x 12".

    Edit: Let me know if thats too big. I don't know how to scale it down.
     
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  3. TedShatner10

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    Sorry, I can't see it. Can you please reload it?
     
  4. TedShatner10

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    OK, now I do. Good job! You did that steam train in a similar thread last year, right?
     
  5. cooleddie74

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    WOW.

    That's amazing. Fantastic job!
     
  6. Tom Servo

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    Yep that was me. I usually try to paint more, but these are the last two I've been able to get done.

    Next up is a Mass Effect painting from my girlfriend for Christmas that I should probably start right about...now.
     
  7. TedShatner10

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    Sorry to hear that, you could do postcards and such, like guilty pleasure artist Thomas Kinkade (who I heard died quite young recently).

    On two recent occasions I've gone to two life drawing sessions (which I hear you must do to brush up on human anatomy).
     
  8. cooleddie74

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    Looking forward to seeing some more of your artwork, Ted. I'd very much enjoy seeing anything you've recently completed, however simple or minor.
     
  9. TedShatner10

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    Lately I've been doing silly cartoon doodles in a cheap sketchpad.
     
  10. cooleddie74

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    Silly or not, they might look fantastic. Post some of them if you feel comfortable doing so! :)
     
  11. Wadjda

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    I like the Black Widow one.
     
  12. TedShatner10

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    Ok, I've applied for a illustration course after the new year and it's being tutored by Sholto Walker. I'm a bit intimidated.
     
  13. TedShatner10

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    Here's some Doctor Who fan art, a collage of Oswald:

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  14. cooleddie74

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    Wow, those are nice. You're a genuine talent.
     
  15. TedShatner10

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    Do you think it was a good idea for me to join a formal art course at such short notice?
     
  16. cooleddie74

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    I'd say whatever your investment was has paid and is continuing to pay dividends. This is very good stuff you've posted in this thread and you have a lot of promise. I'm sure everyone here is impressed.
     
  17. doubleohfive

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    These are all excellent!

    I've dabbled in drawing over the course of my life, but have never been able to quite hone it to a level of any skill. I still doodle here and there, but occasionally come up with something I like, but again, it is absolutely not one of my skill-sets. (Seriously, you should see how awful my storyboards look)

    I'll see if I can't dig up some old sketches from middle school and maybe share them later. If/until then, keep up the great work everyone!
     
  18. TedShatner10

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    I'm looking forward to your doodles. The real secret is doing at least one drawing a day (or many every week).
     
  19. cooleddie74

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    Yeah, add me to the list of people who'd like to see doubleoh's hand-drawn art. He's very talented in other fields and it makes me curious about how good his artwork might be.
     
  20. TedShatner10

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    I'm looking forward to his doodling. Today I've spent all late morning and afternoon doing seven A4 pages worth of drawings.

    I like this stylised but inventive wall art on YouTube:

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtzdxseO-gs[/yt]