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Jax (Element of Fett and /oat/)!Nn69xDErmY 503

#Artist Gallery #Accepting Requests #Accepting Commissions #Humans Only
Right, so I'm starting an Art thread hoping it will motivate me to practice more. Also, I just like to share these things with you all.

Note, I only draw humans. If you expect me to draw something else, well, don't hold your breath.

Also, if you ask for any type of commission or request, remember that it will take me FOREVER to complete. This is what happens when perfectionism and procrastination meet. Don't believe me? Ask around.

Anywho, on with the arts!
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Jax (Element of Fett and /oat/)!Nn69xDErmY 504

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I'm just going to dump a few things.

Jax (Element of Fett and /oat/)!Nn69xDErmY 505

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Jax (Element of Fett and /oat/)!Nn69xDErmY 506

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Jax (Element of Fett and /oat/)!Nn69xDErmY 507

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Something that never got done.

Jax (Element of Fett and /oat/)!Nn69xDErmY 508

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The replacement for that thing that never got done.

I hate this one. Damn you body proportions and figures.

Jax (Element of Fett and /oat/)!Nn69xDErmY 509

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This one I actually like, but I've always been good with portraits.

I don't know why she has cat ears. Japan is a hell of a drug…

Anonymous 514

>>509
>>509
I do like that one too. Something about that style, that kind of face.. It's very pleasing in it's simplicity and expression.

Jax (Element of Fett and /oat/) !Nn69xDErmY 572

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My current project.

"Math Class."

Jax (Element of Fett and /oat/) !Nn69xDErmY 573

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>>572
Also, I have no idea how listening to something that sounds like it is the metal soundtrack to the early pages of the Silmarillion inspired me to draw this.

Seriously. How the Hell does that even work?

Jax (Element of Fett and /oat/) !Nn69xDErmY 574

Jax (Element of Fett and /oat/) !Nn69xDErmY 686

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Right, I'm resurrecting this thing with something I drew awhile ago, but never got around to posting. It was a character concept for a manga I was considering making in my spare time, but the concept has moved past this.

Also, I'm working on improving my traditional art skills, so unless I get a scanner don't expect to see much of that.

The!GummyfZBao 687

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>>686
Meet!DaGaySexay here.

You're getting better.
My suggestion would be finding the shapes in individual body parts. Draw a hand, for example. Just a hand.
Draw a foot. Just a foot.
Draw a head. Just a head.

It's much easier to put together an imagined picture when you understand the basics fundamentals of parts of the body. Sure, a hand has five fingers, but where are the joints? How do they move? Where are the curves in the outline of a hand? If I look at a hand from this angle, how do I draw that accurately (trial and error process, really - there are multiple ways to tackle 'foreshortening')?

Learn to make the puzzle pieces, then later make a puzzle.
Also, drawing from life really helps. This sounds awkward as fuck, but if you're on a college campus with nothing to do (or even highschool in the hallways), try and sketch stick figures of people walking around you, doing actions, without them knowing you're observing them. Each stick figure should take maybe 30 seconds.
This sounds silly, but this actually is called 'gesture drawing', and it really reinforces proportion and anatomy understanding.

Good luck, bro.

Jax (Element of Fett and /oat/) !Nn69xDErmY 703

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>>687
Thanks for the advice man! I'll really start to take that into account with my traditional stuff (though admittedly I do need to practice a lot more than I do now).

Also, I tried gesture drawing once. It turned out to just be a bunch of sgwigle looking things. Only one or two out of twenty drawings had any type of recognizable figure or substance. I think I'll try my hand at it again some time, but only after I improve my traditional skills and my skills at drawing anatomy in general.

Once again, thanks a ton for the words of encouragement. They really go a long way!

The!GummyfZBao 704

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>>703
Squiggly lines are the point.
As long as you're making a mental connection with what they mean, it doesn't really matter.
Over time, you'll get better at 'em.

Anonymous 706

But.. but they arent ponies :O !!

Jax (Element of Fett, INTP, and /oat/) !Nn69xDErmY 765

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I know it's been a long time since I updated, but I am still alive, I assure you.

Anywho, here are two little sketches I just did on some crappy little program without an eraser and only one pen setting.

But hey, it WAS free.

Jax (Element of Fett, INTP, and /oat/) !Nn69xDErmY 766

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I know these are bad, but the program didn't give me a lot to work with. My traditional work is improving a lot and I can't wait to get access to a scanner.

Jax (Element of Fett and /oat/) !Nn69xDErmY 777

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>>776
But…. But….


I don't even like football….

Jax (Element of Fett, INTP, and /oat/) !Nn69xDErmY 782

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Posting one of the first things I ever did here. Why? I dunno. I feel like I'm in a bit of a slump right now. It's like I make drawing work for myself, or a chore I do simply to improve my skill.

When I did this I was in the zone and having fun. To this day it is still my favorite piece. I just wish I could find the way back to the mental state I was in then.

Jax (Element of Fett, INTP, and /oat/) !Nn69xDErmY 784

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>>782
With color. I really like this and it pisses me off that right now I am making some really shitty stuff. I almost feel like I'm regressing, or something. I don't know…

786

>>782
>>784
These look phenomenal.

Jax (Element of Fett, INTP, and /oat/) !Nn69xDErmY 788

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>>786
I know. That's why I'm pissed. I don't know why I've gone backwards.

Jax (Element of Fett, INTP, and /oat/) !Nn69xDErmY 801

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So, today was a good day. Today I said screw you to this little bout of artistic depression that has been weighing me down. Then I went ahead and drew this. I felt like such a bad-ass. I am, however, worried that this was a fluke, so tomorrow I'll be drawing and posting something new, just to compare.

Either way, I'm still happy as Hell because I was able to produce this.

Jax (Element of Fett, INTP, and /oat/) !Nn69xDErmY 810

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Follow up drawing to the one above. I'm still happy with these.

Any critique from anyone?

Trixishy!.TrixiSHY. 849

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Could I make a small request, Jax…? If I could… I'd like Trixie with a bucket on her head.

Jax (Element of Fett, INTP, and /oat/) !Nn69xDErmY 850

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>>849
How much coverage are we talking? Is the bucket covering her entire head, face and all, or is is just being used as some sort of hat?

Trixishy!.TrixiSHY. 851

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>>850
It's all up to you! I like to send that request around and see how people interpret it!

Jax (Element of Fett, INTP, and /oat/) !Nn69xDErmY 852

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>>851
Okay, cool. I'll get to work on it.

This should be fun. I anticipate many hours staring at reference pictures of buckets.

Trixishy!.TrixiSHY. 853

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>>852
Awesome! And be sure to take as much time as you need! I'm a very patient person.

Jax (Element of Fett, INTP, and /oat/) !Nn69xDErmY 855

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Hmmm… Gotta say, I'm having a bit of trouble with this one. As I suspected, making to bucket look right on the head is a challenge.

Here's a rough sketch to get the general look at it…

Jax (Element of Fett, INTP, and /oat/) !Nn69xDErmY 856

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>>855
And a sketch going off that. I'm not fond of this, so I'm going to have another go at it.

Jax (Element of Fett, INTP, and /oat/) !Nn69xDErmY 857

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Okay, so I started to try again on the Trixie, but all this irrelevant stuff happened. I need to focus…

Trixishy!.TrixiSHY. 858

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Jax (Element of Fett, INTP, and /oat/) !Nn69xDErmY 859

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Some warm-ups before I try the Trixie pic again. I'm really trying to work on full body poses, males especially. Gotta hate dem legs.

Also, here's a quote I found that really inspired me. I hope you all will enjoy it.

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

-Samuel Beckett

Jax (Element of Fett, INTP, and /oat/) !Nn69xDErmY 863

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More sketches. I'm definitely feeling comfortable with simple poses now. I can draw more complex ones with a reference. Legs can still go rot in a pit of tar.

Jax (Element of Fett, INTP, and /oat/) !Nn69xDErmY 864

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>>863
The woman here actually turned out fairly well.

Also, in the above post, if the hand on the main figure looks odd, that was on purpose.

Jax (Element of Fett, INTP, and /oat/) !Nn69xDErmY 865

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>>864
Just some simple stuff. Well, aside from the top right. That one was tricky.

Jax (Element of Fett, INTP, and /oat/) !Nn69xDErmY 866

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>>865
And just so Trixishy knows I haven't forgotten about her, here are some sketches of the pose I think I'll be using.

Trixishy!.TrixiSHY. 868

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>>866
Alright, thanks, Jax…

Jax (Element of Fett, INTP, and /oat/) !Nn69xDErmY 1402

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Hey everyone! Jax here. Just wanted to let you all know that I am indeed still alive. I've been quite busy lately, but I have still been practicing. I did this quick little sketch to show you all where I'm at. I'm not sure why I gave her a name, I just felt she needed one.

I'm still uncomfortable with bodies, but I am getting better, expect to see more from me.

Also, to Trixieshy, I promise I will have your request done soon. Perhaps even this weekend if I feel confident enough!

Alright then everyone, cheers!

Rain Weaver!cloudFoa4I 2837

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If possible can i ask for a pic of myself only anime-like? i can post a pic if you are willing.


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