jaz's art meanderings

Discussion in 'Make It So' started by chthonicfatigue, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    I need to build a portfolio for my bursary application - not the course itself, but the scheme which might pay for part of my tuition fees. I'm shooting for a BA in illustration.

    I propose that you guys prompt me and I illustrate whatever you suggest. No nsfw please, as this is going to an academic institute.

    I will aim to illustrate one piece every two days (unless it's insanely complex, in which case I may take longer.)

    I case you are wondering how my drawing looks, have a WIP:

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  2. Kaylotta

    Kaylotta Writer Trash

    Any guidelines for suggestions? i.e. - do you have a preferred genre/style or anything like that? How detailed do you want/like your prompts?
     
  3. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    In all honesty, I have no preference for genre or style, but the more detail you can give me for a prompt, the better!
     
  4. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    Still working to improve my digital design work.

    Original drawn 2014 in ArtRage and took much longer than I care to admit:
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    Redraw 2016 in Manga Studio 5, still to cleanup colours and lines and add frippery:

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    In the process of laying down flat colour and cleaning up inks.

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    And did some colour revision on this WIP previously posted in the drawing thread:

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  5. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    *sings* It's my thread and I can spam if I want to!

    Concerted efforts to improve, I have so many works in progress and works abandoned in process and I need to get better at just finishing stuff. (Totally shoving the blame on my Higher Art teacher who told me I overworked all my paintings and actually banned me from using anything but ink and brushes for three months solid.) I'm trying to finish/rework/redraw existing stuff as well as new things. Experiments!

    Diving straight in:
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    19 Sept 2016

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    Today 15 Dec 2016

    Paint over, shades of blue, Manga Studio, minor content changes

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    27 Oct 2016 and that linework is a fucking disgrace WTH

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    Today 15 Dec 2016

    Manga Studio, kept original as ref layer, I think it's an improvement but SO FAR TO GO

    Original in post 4
    I tried really hard to just paint over (since August!) and make it somewhat likeable but my epileptic use of layers made it totally impossible
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    There's a redraw from the beginning of Dec 2016. Fuck colouring and fuck foreshortening.
     
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  6. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    Revisiting the idea of tree nymphs with HIPS FOR DAYS

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    22 May 2015 - back when I was still using ArtRage 4

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    15 Dec 2016 - Holly says hi.
     
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  7. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    Tiny progression on existing stuff

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    bluestuff 2016-12-15.png Sunni and Stel are stuck on the same outlaw ship. They argue a lot in public and then have passionate hatesnog in private. The whole crew knows what's up but let them tie themselves in knots trying to hide it because it's funnier that way.
     
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  8. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    Kicks this thread back into life

    I find it so funny that in my twenties I was all, yes I am an artist, such art, and now that I'm hightailing it into the end of my thirties I look at everything I do and say to myself, you useless fuck, that isn't art.

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    redoing this thing because I can, original in the Kintsugi Anniversary artswap thread and only because
    I got stuck in random play with the worst Reinhardt/Lucio combination on earth, I swear me (Reaper) and the Widowmaker on my team were ready to quit because there were just enemy bodies flying - not even getting really hurt! - and every shot I lined up got knocked away by some trigger-happy bullshit-weapon-wielding sod with no aim and an itchy trigger finger. I did this to calm down, which probably shows in Damz's expression?
     
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  9. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    I kinda took a break from art there for survival reasons but I'm just not able to quit drawing completely.
    WIP screenshot. I can't draw guns or armour. Good job picking subject matter hey?

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    Edit: Oh yeah I did this
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    (I do not have a type, shut up.)
     
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  10. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    Can thumbnails burn. I can smell coffee roasting. Am I having a stroke.

    I have WIPs and am GRIMLY DETERMINED to finish them.

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    Reyes, I hate those guns. Why are you such a drama queen.
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    Guess who leaves himself shitposts in his own art files.

    And incremental process progress on some other bits which don't warrant posting.
     
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  11. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    throwaway warm up sketch got out of hand
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    workin on redrawing stuff. shit's embarrassing.
     
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  12. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    alphys undine 4 swirlingflight.png
    Linework's going to kill me on this because SUDDENLY INCREDIBLY FINICKY OLD BASTARD
    Anyway the sketch was done based on swirlingflight's prompt in the anniversary art trade thread which tickled me so, yeah, some monster girls nerding out.
     
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  13. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    okay the linework might kill you but it's also gorgeous.
     
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  14. Bunny

    Bunny Former Quiet Lump

    That is a super hecking cute alphys
     
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  15. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    Quick inktober. Too long since I drew traditionally.

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  16. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    I murdered an innocent Staedtler pigment liner for Inktober

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  17. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    Heyyyyy hey so

    I indulged in a little redo of a NSFW piece from the tail (hah) end of 2016 and there is improvement. I have cropped it because Self Indulgent Porn of OCs? Probably no-one here's jam.

    2016!
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    2017!
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    (draws porn, spends 78% of the time Lovingly Rendering Dat Hair)

    Beside that - this was saved in my Overwatch folder, it's fairly recent, it's captioned OR14_Null_Sector, but I can't recall the thought process behind it.

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    his reputation precedes him (also his spider tabard):
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    *Shrug emoji*
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    And crossposted in the art thread:
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  18. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    well I woke up morose as hell wondering if it's even worth me continuing working on art, considering that I can't attend any sort of regular classes which require being on a schedule, or travelling to campus, or field trips; and the one place I know does fully online correspondence courses is very expensive, has a severely limited amount of bursaries to give out, and never gave me a straight answer on whether I could even apply for one in the first place because it doesn't mention my location at all on their website, like hi yeah, things north of Newcastle do actually still exist?

    just heck. I'm sick of working on a shoddy wobbly folding table because arsehole here *points at self* can't get their act together to get the spare room into rights and get a damn work desk installed already, my art supplies are in fifty different locations squirrelled about the place because haaa why would I make my life easy, no really, please put things in boxes without labels.

    I don't know, I really don't want to give up but also it doesn't seem worth the effort I'm putting in to improve because why.
     
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  19. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    meh

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  20. Elaienar

    Elaienar "sorta spooky"

    Those colours are really pretty and I love how you've done the lips in particular! And I love nouveau stuff, it's so fun to look at.

    I wish I knew what to say about doubting whether you should continue with art. It's really hard sometimes. It can also be really nice knowing that you created something and sent it out into the world where people can see it and like it. I don't know, just *sympathetic and encouraging noises*
     
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