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Re: Lesson 5: Reboot http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=38550.msg487471#msg487471
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2012, 10:57:51 pm »
I'd love to try and get involved with this, even though the best art that I can do mostly consists of stick figures. (I'd do it mostly to see if I can improve myself, rather than think of them as viable card art...unless of course, "stick figure" becomes a card)

Unfortunately, I'm a bit busy now, as it's the end of my semester, which means finals. When I have more free time, would I be able to crash a later lesson?
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Re: Lesson 5: Reboot http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=38550.msg487585#msg487585
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2012, 02:25:11 am »
I'd love to try and get involved with this, even though the best art that I can do mostly consists of stick figures. (I'd do it mostly to see if I can improve myself, rather than think of them as viable card art...unless of course, "stick figure" becomes a card)

Unfortunately, I'm a bit busy now, as it's the end of my semester, which means finals. When I have more free time, would I be able to crash a later lesson?

Definitely.
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Re: Lesson 5: Reboot http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=38550.msg487616#msg487616
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2012, 02:54:56 am »
Awesome! Thanks muchly! Can't wait to share my doodles with the elements community!
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Re: Lesson 5: Reboot http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=38550.msg488149#msg488149
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2012, 01:33:31 am »
Would it be fine if I submitted a sketch for one my ideas still in the Smithy instead?  Just an inquiry...

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Re: Lesson 5: Reboot http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=38550.msg488172#msg488172
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2012, 02:32:16 am »
Would it be fine if I submitted a sketch for one my ideas still in the Smithy instead?  Just an inquiry...

Prefer not, but eh.
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Re: Lesson 5: Reboot http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=38550.msg488906#msg488906
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2012, 10:20:58 am »
Would it be fine if I submitted a sketch for one my ideas still in the Smithy instead?  Just an inquiry...

Prefer not, but eh.

Sorry about this then...

The idea I'm drawing for is: Twilit Tyrant | Twilit Tyrant.

I may have spent a lot of time looking at past art lessons though...

Spoiler for Sketch 001:

Mostly to just to figure the body positioning and whatnot.  Hopefully the limb lengths aren't too off...
Spoiler for Sketch 002:

Just fleshing out the body.  Scrapped the claymore for a giant axe.
Spoiler for Sketch 003:

Tried adding on armour.  Axe is being temporarily removed.  Can't help but feel something is off with the arms...
Spoiler for Sketch 004:

Attempted at toning the figure out.

Hopefully the end result will come out much darker, but I still feel I'm a good distance away from that...

Unfortunately, I'm stuck with sketching things out on gIMP with a mouse.
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Re: Lesson 5: Reboot http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=38550.msg489492#msg489492
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2012, 11:20:58 am »
Alright so I'm finally here >.>

I decided to use the card Wyvern | Elite Wyvern by Hyroen.
I chose this card to do some art because I liked the card itself. I wanted to give it art that presses further dimensions than the art it has now.
It would be nice at the end of this to have a visually impressive piece causing eyegasms everywhere.

Anyways...

Apologies for meh sketch, but I only had around 20 minutes to work:

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Re: Lesson 5: Reboot http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=38550.msg489513#msg489513
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2012, 01:55:20 pm »
Hmmm... More skills is always welcome and learning to draw might help me in some projects. However. I have no scanner nor graphic tablet or anything. Is it a possibility to be able to draw decently directly on the PC, or as I always thought it is pretty much impossible to get any kind of results without using paper and pencil (or other similarly non-digital tools)?
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Re: Lesson 5: Reboot http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=38550.msg489522#msg489522
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2012, 02:29:38 pm »
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Re: Lesson 5: Reboot http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=38550.msg489528#msg489528
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2012, 02:48:13 pm »
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Re: Lesson 5: Reboot http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=38550.msg489640#msg489640
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2012, 05:46:40 pm »
Would it be fine if I submitted a sketch for one my ideas still in the Smithy instead?  Just an inquiry...

Prefer not, but eh.

Sorry about this then...

The idea I'm drawing for is: Twilit Tyrant | Twilit Tyrant.

I may have spent a lot of time looking at past art lessons though...

Spoiler for Sketch 001:

Mostly to just to figure the body positioning and whatnot.  Hopefully the limb lengths aren't too off...
Spoiler for Sketch 002:

Just fleshing out the body.  Scrapped the claymore for a giant axe.
Spoiler for Sketch 003:

Tried adding on armour.  Axe is being temporarily removed.  Can't help but feel something is off with the arms...
Spoiler for Sketch 004:

Attempted at toning the figure out.

Hopefully the end result will come out much darker, but I still feel I'm a good distance away from that...

Unfortunately, I'm stuck with sketching things out on gIMP with a mouse.

Try using a pencil and paper instead. I can tell very little from this about your work process, and what I can see is rather bland. Really try and focus on convincing a dynamic pose and a realistic anatomy.. also, no humans in Elements. ;)

Alright so I'm finally here >.>

I decided to use the card Wyvern | Elite Wyvern by Hyroen.
I chose this card to do some art because I liked the card itself. I wanted to give it art that presses further dimensions than the art it has now.
It would be nice at the end of this to have a visually impressive piece causing eyegasms everywhere.

Anyways...

Apologies for meh sketch, but I only had around 20 minutes to work:

Spoiler for Hidden:
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It's a good start, but I'd like to point out a few mistakes. The most striking one you'll want to look at is the perspective issues with his chest; it's angled as if it's on a different plane from the rest of his body. The wings don't make much sense to me; they look like they'd just be flappy streamers if he'd take flight. Finally, the size of the arms looks to be a little off. A challenge for your next sketch: Draw the wyvern as if it's taking flight just at the moment you 'snapped' it.

*placeholder 'till i get some time*
I won't go back through the topic, better to just make a post when you've got something. :)

Hmmm... More skills is always welcome and learning to draw might help me in some projects. However. I have no scanner nor graphic tablet or anything. Is it a possibility to be able to draw decently directly on the PC, or as I always thought it is pretty much impossible to get any kind of results without using paper and pencil (or other similarly non-digital tools)?

It's possible, but you'll waste half your life on any single piece. For the purpose of sketching, pencil and paper and a camera will do.
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Re: Lesson 5: Reboot http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=38550.msg489644#msg489644
« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2012, 05:53:33 pm »
It's possible, but you'll waste half your life on any single piece. For the purpose of sketching, pencil and paper and a camera will do.
Camera! I do own a smartphone...
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