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Old 02-25-2013, 08:04 PM   #21
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I'm glad you enjoy them. I laughed a couple times while working on them.
If you truly want to see my evolution, go to my dA, and check everything from my first deviation. You can definitely see the unsuck.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:16 PM   #22
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Cool story behind this one: I opened up Photoshop and didn't know what to draw, while my wife played Skyrim in the background while holding our daughter. I kept hearing the Draugr attacking her, and I just started sketching a vaguely human-shaped lump with a gray brush (no guidelines!). In about ten minutes, I had what you see on the left.
I thought it looked too generic, so I started adding shit to it, without really knowing where I was headed, or what I wanted it to look like, and after two hours, I ended up on the right.
It's not often I'm pleased with my work, but tonight is an exception. Lately, actually, I've been feeling pretty good about where I am, though by no means resting on my laurels. Not really thinking about it and just letting my hand fly on its own felt good. I need to keep doing this, if only for the experience. Too often I get caught up on guidelines, rules, and execution that I feel overwhelmed and a bit discouraged.

So, Lamb, your challenge this time is not to draw a skeleton undead knight draugr zombie. Your challenge is to draw something without really thinking about it, or knowing what you're drawing.
Think you can do that?
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:36 AM   #23
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I need to keep doing this, if only for the experience.
QFT. Awesome stuff, you bet. I'm digging the gravity flow. The way the chain-mail hangs off the helmet, and the weight of the sword are great.
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:39 AM   #24
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The rim of the chainmail kinda breaks the nice diagonal flow, but I agree with Prof, great job!
I haven't done a proper study in ages and I started to feel that I couldn't draw as well as I used to so I just did this speedpaint. I don't think it really qualifies for your challenge though. Let's say, this is your task. Paint someone you like.


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Old 02-28-2013, 07:51 AM   #25
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and a midget crossbow as my reply for you.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:10 PM   #26
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My reply to your challenge:


Zoe Jakes - Alto

My wife says I get bored too easily, and I guess she's right. After an hour, I'm tired of this one.
Onward!
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:23 PM   #27
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Now that's a pissed-off gorilla. Nicely done.
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:44 PM   #29
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Now that's a pissed-off gorilla. Nicely done.
...it's supposed to be a cuddly puppy...
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:19 AM   #30
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Are gorillas the hardest animals to draw? I'm a mess.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:10 AM   #31
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those are really human looking eyes...they stare into your soul o_o

i think there should be less scelera visible, even looking to the side like that.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:19 AM   #32
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That could very well be the case Darkreaver, I aimed for "just about" so some things may have turned out different.

The usual stuff. I decided that I'll be spending much less time on individual skeches. Trying to loosen my hand up a bit more. That's always a good thing. I let the strokes flow freely. Drawing is kinda more fun that way.
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:17 PM   #33
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Doing a great job guys, keep up the good work!
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:38 PM   #34
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...so is my challenge a shiny magical anime girl?
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:11 AM   #35
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of course.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:00 PM   #36
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So, if my challenge this time was to draw a "magical shiny anime girl", why not go with THE magical shiny anime girl.
This is also my first time ever drawing Sailor Moon.
"What's that? I've never drawn Sailor Moon before? Why, let's give her realistic shading and make her look terrifying!"
Word.
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Oh, jeebus. The horror. The horror!
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:48 PM   #38
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How to be popular on the internet:
1. Find picture of cat.
2. Draw picture of cat.
3. ???
4. Profit
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:44 AM   #39
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You are just trying to fix the horrible aren't you?
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:21 AM   #40
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I hate cats. Every last stinking one of them. I'm the guy who throws a bag full of kittens into a river. As you can see, my young apprentice, your quest to become popular by drawing cats has failed.

Now witness the firepower of this fully ARMED and OPERATIONAL battle station!
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