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Post by DoodleMoogle » Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:44 am

DoodleMoogle wrote:I mentioned a painting I'm working on for school in the last post. The subject is autumn.
For the longest time I agonized and was trying to paint a traditional autumn landscape, but after numerous failures I decided to do what I'm good at.
Basically, I gave up. Here's what I came up with. I'm going to be transferring this idea to a painting. If it goes well I'll snap a picture and throw it here.

[thumbnail]http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/ ... 7zacbq.png[/thumbnail]
Here's the finished painting.

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Post by DoodleMoogle » Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:18 pm

I did this as well. I really like just sketching in black and white.

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Post by Guus » Tue Sep 23, 2014 2:52 pm

Well, Jerry ;)

I think the painting looks really nice. The halo really makes for a religious outlook, not sure if that was the intention, but hey, it looks good!
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Post by DoodleMoogle » Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:25 pm

Nooo my secret identity~
I didn't really plan the painting to have any religious theme, but I can totally see that when I look at it.
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Post by Amara » Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:52 pm

Ahh, I love that simple black and white.

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Post by DoodleMoogle » Sat Sep 27, 2014 2:11 pm

I recently played Warcraft 3 and I was reminded why I love the Warcraft universe so much.
The characters are awesome, even if they lean on a lot of stereotypical characterization.
Also the Warcraft universe has the best goblins in the entire world. (Sorry THunt)
Time is money, friend. In any case, here's Arthas.

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Post by DoodleMoogle » Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:06 pm

Pyromancer

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Many terrible fire puns.
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Post by DoodleMoogle » Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:58 am

I found some watercolor artwork I've done over the last couple of years, but that I had forgotten about. I actually really like working with watercolors.

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Post by Synch » Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:07 pm

The Grim Reaper is fantastic, and I love the third watercolour. Feels so relaxing :)
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Post by Lurks_In_Shadows » Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:09 pm

Very nice work! Very nice indeed! (I am curious about what your teacher thought about St. Creepy, though. :) )

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Post by Tea » Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:10 am

Oooo! Watercolors! Actually, I'm currently taking a watercolor class and I think I'm falling in love with the medium myself, but, that aside, I've noticed that watercolor in general has some really beautiful brush strokes and it appears you, of course, are no exception. The second one in particular I get the impression that every stroke is intentional, especially since it's a simpler piece and there really isn't a lot of detail to distract from the shapes you're using to evoke 'tree'.

Also, seconding Mr. Creepy-Reaper up there, that one looks like it was really fun to paint.

And on another note, here's a somewhat tangential question: I've noticed you're always putting up really nice pictures of your works, are you doing something with lighting or something? Perhaps you have some secret trick for not having to Photoshop the hell out of them in order to get the images to be presentable?

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Post by DoodleMoogle » Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:22 am

Tea wrote:Oooo! Watercolors! Actually, I'm currently taking a watercolor class and I think I'm falling in love with the medium myself, but, that aside, I've noticed that watercolor in general has some really beautiful brush strokes and it appears you, of course, are no exception. The second one in particular I get the impression that every stroke is intentional, especially since it's a simpler piece and there really isn't a lot of detail to distract from the shapes you're using to evoke 'tree'.

Also, seconding Mr. Creepy-Reaper up there, that one looks like it was really fun to paint.

And on another note, here's a somewhat tangential question: I've noticed you're always putting up really nice pictures of your works, are you doing something with lighting or something? Perhaps you have some secret trick for not having to Photoshop the hell out of them in order to get the images to be presentable?
The tree paintings were actually practice pieces from my painting class from exactly a year ago. They were kind of a reflection of the croquis drawings we always did before we began our actual painting.
We were outside that day and our teacher asked us to paint trees as quickly as possible, keeping it simple yet trying to keep the feeling of a tree in the paintings. It was fun as hell.

As for the lighting, I don't really conciously do anything to improve the lighting afterwards. If the piece I'm working on is digital, I might tweek the contrast or color balance a bit if needed.
Maybe a little gradient here and there to emphasize the light sources. :D
I've only recently started paying attention to proper lighting in my artwork and I keep doing these very heavily contrasted pictures with delicously thick shadows.
Playing with shadows is especially fun when you're working with watercolors, though if you're sloppy like me the shadows may get out of control.
I unfortunately do tend to get the shakes when I'm painting so they sometimes get out of control. :P

If you meant these watercolor pieces, I have no clue. It might just be my scanner doing something to the contrast and color balance. (My scanner is pretty old at this point. 2004 I think)
I'll have to get a new one at some point, but it's still serving it's purpose.

Incidentally, I did a small watercolor piece over the last two days after putting the previous ones up.

[thumbnail]http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/ ... 81fx3x.png[/thumbnail]

Here's a good example of how my scanner changes things. The actualy painting is much more muted on the colors.
The scanner made things brighter and I actually like it. The only thing I'll have to keep in mind in the future is that I shouldn't do the black outlines first.
They get smudged by the water and the other colors, making things look a bit dirty in places. I might do more watercolor stuff since I've already got the tools out. :)
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Post by DoodleMoogle » Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:32 am

Here's something

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Post by DoodleMoogle » Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:06 pm

Here's something again

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Post by Guus » Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:54 am

That Ranger should really aim for the head! :P
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Post by DoodleMoogle » Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:04 am

Blame the dice
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Post by Guus » Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:47 am

Allthough I really like the drawing by the way, aren't the arrows insanely large? They're almost like bolts :P
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Post by DoodleMoogle » Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:59 am

Yeah, the arrows are pretty masive. I'm awful at drawing arrows. Or at least keeping them a manageable size.
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Post by Synch » Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:02 am

Nice work, love the ranger!

If I may ask, what tools and software do you use? I am just getting back into sketching but I only use ye olde pencil and paper. Considering a Wacom Bamboo.
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Post by DoodleMoogle » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:07 am

Synch wrote:Nice work, love the ranger!

If I may ask, what tools and software do you use? I am just getting back into sketching but I only use ye olde pencil and paper. Considering a Wacom Bamboo.
I use a Wacom tablet for drawing, model PTK 440. My ideal goal is getting one of those fancy drawing monitors, but those things are expesive as all hell.
For software I use Photoshop CC and Manga studio. Photoshop is a very basic choice, but I know "Manga studio" sounds like an odd choice. The reason is that I recently noticed that Photoshop has TERRIBLE drawing tablet support.
I looked around for a program that had better support and pressure sensitivity and eventually I settled on Manga studio because it provides you with wonderful tablet support and many other handy features.
It just feels better than Photoshop at this point. I still use Photoshop for coloring and adjustments, but Manga studio is the superior program for the actual drawing part of the artwork.
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Post by DoodleMoogle » Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:28 am

I feel like I need to put something up here again. School work has been keeping me quite busy lately, but I thought it would be funny to show you people some of my older work.
Stuff I made when I was just starting to learn how to use photoshop and was far wose at drawing. Let's get to it then.

[thumbnail]http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs12/i/2006/ ... Moogle.png[/thumbnail]
Let's set the standard with the worst thing. This is the kind of stuff I drew ten+ years ago

[thumbnail]http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs23/i/2007/ ... Moogle.png[/thumbnail]
Remake I made of the previous one.
All I really remember from these old pictures I tried to shove as many things into the picture as I could.

[thumbnail]http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs22/i/2007/ ... Moogle.png[/thumbnail]
They're also very gray. So dull.

[thumbnail]http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs24/i/2008/ ... Moogle.png[/thumbnail]
I'm pretty sure I had just watched Fellowship of the ring around this time. The Boromir scene was always pretty effective.

[thumbnail]http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs15/f/2007/ ... Moogle.jpg[/thumbnail]
I wasn't kidding when I said this stuff is old. This is over ten years old at this point. I colored things with markers for crying out loud.
I hope this is at least little bit interesting. This is incredibly embarrassing.

[thumbnail]http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs22/i/2007/ ... Moogle.png[/thumbnail]
Years ago I looked at the previous picture and thought that I was SOOOOO much better than that and made this picture as a remake to show off my clearly ultimate artistic ability.
I hate my old self. He was an idiot.

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Horrifying. I sure tried hard to make the pictures feel like they had "texture" with all those sguiggles. Also no color.

[thumbnail]http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs20/f/2007/ ... Moogle.png[/thumbnail]
Whoa! knife in the eye! So edgy! Watch out! WHOA! :stab:

[thumbnail]http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs41/f/2009/ ... Moogle.png[/thumbnail]
The lack of color in these pictures really enrages me. Gray walls, gray sky. I see a red car and I want to paint it gray.

[thumbnail]http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs40/i/2009/ ... Moogle.png[/thumbnail]
This is harmless. No hatred for this one. Except the hips are the same widht as the entire torso. Tsk tsk.

[thumbnail]http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs47/f/2009/ ... Moogle.png[/thumbnail]
I guess this is fine.

[thumbnail]http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs20/i/2007/ ... Moogle.png[/thumbnail]
Horrible. Just awful.

[thumbnail]http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs19/i/2007/ ... Moogle.png[/thumbnail]
I remember I was just reading Goblins for the first time around this time.
I had just gotten to the chapter with the yellow musk creeper zombies and thought it was very cool to have a fight scene in waist high water.



Let's finish this with a couple of photos of me as a young child I had put up years ago with HILARIOUS quotes added on them.
Hahaha. Kill me.

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Jesus. I had that hair for my entire childhood.

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Dinosaur theme park in 90s Finland. Awesome.

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Post by Synch » Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:01 am

Thank you very much for sharing your progression! I actually don't mind some of your earlier work, I love the remakes of your zombie invasion.

I really appreciate this because my ability is at the moment at the same level of your earliest hand-drawn stuff. I keep thinking I'm never going to get anywhere and I'm shit, but look at how much better your current work is in comparison! There may be hope for me yet!
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Post by DoodleMoogle » Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:11 am

Synch wrote:Thank you very much for sharing your progression! I actually don't mind some of your earlier work, I love the remakes of your zombie invasion.

I really appreciate this because my ability is at the moment at the same level of your earliest hand-drawn stuff. I keep thinking I'm never going to get anywhere and I'm shit, but look at how much better your current work is in comparison! There may be hope for me yet!
That's the best way to keep yourself motivated. No matter how crappy you feel about your work, you can always look backwards and laugh at yourself.
I have even earlier work that I did back in junior high, instead of studying. That post is going to be a bunch of laughs. :D
It's very very anime influenced. Very.
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Post by DoodleMoogle » Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:57 am

1 hour drawing

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Post by Nerre » Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:58 pm

Nice one. My old pictures look similar, but my current ones don't. Make me feel like I suck since my drawing ability did not improve since 2000. Some years back I just had less and less time to continue drawing. And I did not get into computer drawing until I got a Wacom lately. Most of my pictures are still only on paper, did not scan in many yet. First time I felt like the computers advanced far enought to allow drawing like I want it to. :D

One of my very first attempts is a fight scene in a battletech game I played, it was a 5 min sketch:
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