Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Nerys Ghemor, Sep 1, 2008.
Very Nice Self Portrait
Nerys, what medium did you use here? Charcoal? Because I was staring at it, and the blending has an almost charcoal quality.
I actually used pencils, from HB all the way through to 6 or 9B, if I recall correctly. I used a blending stump to do the blending work--not exactly realistic in the style I used, I know, but I love the way Cardassian aesthetics work with an Art Deco approach.
Ooh, interesting. I think the results came out very nicely. I too have a soft spot for art deco.
The "sunburst" effect in the undershirt was very much a Deco effect--kinda like this photo of the lobby of the Empire State Building, for instance. The overshirt, though, I took more from canon examples, but I rendered it without bothering with every little wrinkle...which is something I notice in Deco drawings.
If you don't mind my asking, what are some of your favorite Art Deco examples?
Art Deco examples I love off-hand:
The top of the Chrysler Building
The Chanin Building
The Oakland Paramount
The Golden Gate Bridge towers
The Nebraska State Capitol
It should be pointed out to those with only casual interest who might be reading this a lot of what people claim is Art Deco isn't. Some people mistakenly lump various styles from the 20's into the space age together, like thinking Googie architecture is deco. It ain't. Streamline Moderne is a related but parellel style inspired by steamlined aircraft and automobiles, typically long and low and lacks much of the deco "gingerbread", though elements from both tended to cross into each other.
Ah, DS9Sega, youbeat me to it! You nailed all but one of mine: the New India Assurance Buidling. Overlooked gem, IMO.
I'm also quite fond of Streamline Modern.
I almost listed that one, too!
Say, good sir, I like the way you think.
Now if that angle on the Golden Gate Bridge towers doesn't make you think of a Cardassian space station (absent the typical Cardassian angling)...
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