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Post by Caturae on Wed May 11, 2011 2:26 pm

I've noticed there are a lot of creative people on the forums, whether they like drawing or writing, or something else creative.

So I made this thread as a place for everyone to show off their work and view other people's, to ask for opinions and help, share ideas and reccomend things for other people to try!

It doesn't matter if you're qualified or just a beginner, share away Smile


I have always been interested in art. My favorite subject is Portraiture, I just love it! I use most mediums to depict them as well.


A recent WIP, using watercolours and ink
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I started drawing this for a friend for a surprise, but then she changed her hair style AND colour Laughing I'm not sure if I ever will finish it, I lost motivation after she did that. It only really needs a few more layers and for the lettering to be painted. I may try and finish it anyway >.<

Collage and acrylic paints
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A collage of my Grandfather as a young boy. You can't see it here, but in the photo he has a crow on his shoulder, hence the painting on the right. He would very easily make friends with animals, but birds and crows espeically were his favorite.


A portrait, on canvas and painted with acrylics.
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It was hard to get a photo of this one, whatever I did light would shine off of it, so the colour is a little off in the photo Razz Not telling you who it is either...

I have been experimenting with inks and layering in my most recent work. I don't have pics of any drawings, but I did these as a layering and compositional test and I really like them. I made them using inks and tracing paper, and took photos over a lightbox.
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Looking forward to seeing other people's work I love you
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Post by Conorsim on Wed May 11, 2011 4:51 pm

Oooh.. I could show my JC Art Project... hmmm. But that might reveal my identity. Shocked Nah! We're all numbers to the State Exams, like we don't even matter Sad

I'd be happy to show some of my work, but it may take a while to pictrue it - perhaps over the weekend Smile

EDIT: it is rare that I paint. I absolutey love Colour Pencil, as it is less messy and fussy, and plus you can do a lot with it. Smile
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Post by fillupx333 on Wed May 11, 2011 4:54 pm

Oh wow your lightbox pics gave me so many ideas!

I love the piece you did based on your grandpa. Collaging is my fav! Did you paint the crow? Your watercolor technique is really good, too. I think that medium can be so expressive, but it's hard to control. And I'm a control freak.

I'll dig through some pics and see if I can find any of my work. I might have some of my senior thesis show around here somewhere. I'd be curious to know what you thought since I did some experimenting with inks, too. Smile

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Post by Caturae on Wed May 11, 2011 5:19 pm

@Conor
It'll be cool to see some of your work Smile I've used coloured pencils in the past too, I used to really love them! I'll link a piece of work later, it will be a few years old though!
I love paint because if you go wrong you can just paint over, and keep making adjustments, whereas I could never do that with coloured pencils. Wink

@Fil
Yeah I painted the crow. I plan to do a really big watercolour painting of a crow in rememberance of my Grandad, I have been putting it off until after my art coursework so I can completely focus on it.
I think watercolours are great simply because there are so many ways you can use them. Also if you do something wrong it is easy to just wash the layer of paint away or layer over the top. Laughing I am not very neat at all, and even I find it hard to smudge/ruin watercolour pictures!

I am glad the lightbox pics inspired you! I have to say it was awesome doing them. My teacher gave me the idea when I was thinking how to plan out compositions for my next exams final piece. He is an amazing art teacher, less about how good the painting looks or precision, and more about just experimenting with different things and learning new techniques, about artists, etc.

Looking forward to your ink works too. Smile When my exam is over I will spend more time with those too and do a proper piece of artwork.

One of my fave artists of today works a lot with ink, he is very inspiring. I just love his style.
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Re: Creative Showcase

Post by BimleSim on Thu May 12, 2011 8:42 am

OHHHHHHHHHH OHHHHHHHHHHHH WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE I LOVE ARTSU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Squee Squee Love

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^ My deviantart gallery! All my drawings is there (Even years old drawings) .... And nope there is totally not a picture of me somewhere in my gallery nope nope... And I'm not gonna update with a new one today either nope Embarassed
(I hope we're allowed to link even though there is pictures... And sorry if I look dangerous, but I'm not, I'm a very happy person XD)



And your art is really pretty! I like the pieces a lot C;
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Post by BimleSim on Thu May 12, 2011 8:43 am

Conorsim wrote:Oooh.. I could show my JC Art Project... hmmm. But that might reveal my identity. Shocked Nah! We're all numbers to the State Exams, like we don't even matter Sad

I'd be happy to show some of my work, but it may take a while to pictrue it - perhaps over the weekend Smile

EDIT: it is rare that I paint. I absolutey love Colour Pencil, as it is less messy and fussy, and plus you can do a lot with it. Smile
YUSH, I can't wait to see them even though I've already seen some of your art... you are amazing Conor!
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Post by Chatter on Thu May 12, 2011 9:35 am

Bilme is an awesome deviant, Im such a lazy one! Omg I haven finished a piece in over 2 months XD

yeah but whatevs you can check out my sparse work here http://radcakes.deviantart.com/ , Im gonna take some pics of my traditional work in the Morning.

Anywho.... well today I drew my first MALE!!!! OMG. Its just a sketch for a story board which is an assignment for University.

So here is a bunch of stuff I just drew in the last hour for concepts for the story board, so this is my style of drawing XD lol sorry for the crappy quality I just took the photo right now because the scanner is on the desktop blah and yeah well...

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I'll post some more late on XD

Also COnor I would love to see some of yourrrrrs!

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Post by Chatter on Thu May 12, 2011 9:37 am

BimleSim wrote:OHHHHHHHHHH OHHHHHHHHHHHH WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE I LOVE ARTSU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Squee Squee Love

http://hellkitten2204.deviantart.com/gallery/

^ My deviantart gallery! All my drawings is there (Even years old drawings) .... And nope there is totally not a picture of me somewhere in my gallery nope nope... And I'm not gonna update with a new one today either nope Embarassed
(I hope we're allowed to link even though there is pictures... And sorry if I look dangerous, but I'm not, I'm a very happy person XD)



And your art is really pretty! I like the pieces a lot C;
Lol there *was* a pic of you in there!!!!! Razz

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Post by BimleSim on Thu May 12, 2011 9:38 am

Chatter: I love your sketches they are so pretty! And you should be very excited to see Conors! He is tottaly awesome XD
AND YOU CAN PROVE NOTHING!!!!!! (Or ... you can ... because it is there .... but it is totally not! XD)
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Post by Chatter on Thu May 12, 2011 9:39 am

There *was* also a pic of me to! Haha

But I cant wait to start inking these, but oh noes traditional ink art is so daunting, Oh noesssss all the things that could go wrong XD I'll show you a pic of a piece where I spilt some water on a piece and just went along and make it look like I did it on purpose! lol

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Post by BimleSim on Thu May 12, 2011 9:41 am

Or was there? JK... You actually really pretty ^^ I look really angry at my ID, that is why I'm gonna change it today XD
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Post by Chatter on Thu May 12, 2011 9:44 am

haha Im gonna make a new one, I cant wait till the inter Semester break here, so can work on my own Art!

Like I really enjoy sketching, but during the semester I just cbf doing it on the computer XD Also my pen is broken XD

Im gonna save up for an intuos4

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Post by BimleSim on Thu May 12, 2011 9:46 am

I like drawing on the computer... gives some nice effects I can't seem to put on a paper XD
I usually eff up with the ink > <
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Post by Chatter on Thu May 12, 2011 9:48 am

"The is no pic of me"

*scrolls down to reveal ginormous pic of Bilme*

"KAWAII!"

ps. What tablet do you use? and your lines a straight ink, I have to vector mine, I just cant control my strokes lol

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Post by BimleSim on Thu May 12, 2011 9:51 am

Whaaaaat I have no pictures? You have nothing to reveal!? TOTALLY NOOOOT! >A<

I use a bamboo wacom XD It is really good *glomps tablet* o3o
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Post by Chatter on Thu May 12, 2011 9:58 am

Oh awesome, You must have the newer one

I just have this one, I got in early 2009


It was good ... Until I borked the pen.

*Had to take a pic because didnt know model*

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Post by BimleSim on Thu May 12, 2011 9:59 am

I don't know my model either... And I'm too lazy to take a pic. But it is big and wide (that is a really good thing, you have to ge tused to it at first butafterwards you can't live without it) and then it it grey XD
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Post by Chatter on Thu May 12, 2011 10:02 am

Ooh K I think i know which one you are taking about,

Is it this one.
http://www.playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139235/CATID=425/ID=13749/SID=979678204/productdetails.html

I was also looking at that, If only it were in Black,

Im looking at getting this one ... Or if there is a black version of the one above, that.

http://www.playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139235/CATID=425/ID=13751/SID=979678204/productdetails.html


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Post by BimleSim on Thu May 12, 2011 10:05 am

YES THAT IS MY TABLET (except mine is dirtier) I got it this christmas ^^
ohhh that tablet looks neat too!
I honestly don't care which color tablet I have as long as it is not a really flashy color that will take away my focus XD And my computer table is grey too, so I think grey is nice >w<
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Post by Chatter on Thu May 12, 2011 10:06 am

Haha thats why I dont want a light color, because t will get discoloration XD

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Post by BimleSim on Thu May 12, 2011 10:11 am

haha XD
Yeah I see that your table is also a lot darker than mine XD
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Post by Chatter on Thu May 12, 2011 11:14 am

Just drew her, and im deff going to ink her XD

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Plus I also need to practice my colour, Why are you sm damn good!

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Post by BimleSim on Thu May 12, 2011 11:20 am

Oh wow I love her! Squee
Idk are they really that good? XD
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Post by Chatter on Thu May 12, 2011 11:21 am

YES! your colours & shadows are very intense and loverly! HNNNGGG

We I really Like em!

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Post by BimleSim on Thu May 12, 2011 11:25 am

Aw, thanks then >A< Jumping Squee

Well I really like your art >W<
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