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Okay, so with the Pictures thread running off the hook, I've decided to put up one for shameless egoism.

Feel free to post links or images of your artwork here. Literary works are also welcome.
(Note: for large images or stories put them in spoiler format please.)

So here are a few of mine:



 

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Hmmm.... I shall engorge your ego further: I really, really like the necklace on the woman in the first picture- it, among other features, is really nice.

The rest of the pictures I have yet to think about...
 

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Okay, I'll see you three awesome drawings, and raise you three fairly decent drawings!



 

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Guh. Fine.

Here's my humble collection:


I don't really know, ok? Don't ask.


Seriously, no matter what I did, he looked scared of something.

 

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I remember a time when I was a bright eyed and eager art student five years ago. The good old days before year after year of crappy teachers crushed my spirits and embittered me. Now all I do is write the occasional movie/video game review and hope the creative fire doesn't go out.

It's really good stuff. The original poster's material is not quite my cup of tea, but I appreciate it.
 

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Alright...I guess I'll post a few of what I think is my best work here:

White paper, blue lines
Black ink and hard times
Write it down, let it show
how you feel and how you grow
All these thoughts, in your head
get them out and get them read
Rhyme the words, make them sing
Make them soothe or make them sting
Question belief, challenge fact
As happiness is just an act
As for the blasphemies we write
The constitution gives us right
So bring down Gods and slaughter Kings
For everyone and everything
And when they ask "What's in a poem?"
Write this down so you can show 'em:
White paper, blue lines
Black ink and hard times

Love
Its insanity
It makes sane people do crazy things
Love
Its power
It lets you do things you never thought possible
Love
Its life
It can save you from the edge of death
Love
Its destruction
You would throw away everything for it
Love
A powerful, destructive and insane force
Isn't it beautiful?

the mind is blank
the body rotten
the thoughts are gone
the man forgotten
and what he did
for his true love
will not be known
or even heard of
a trap was set
the gun was cocked
he stepped in front
the target locked
the trigger pulled
the bullet rushes
the heros skull
the metal crushes
the legs give out
he starts to cry
he lies for days
hes still alive
the mind is blank
the body rotten
the thoughts are gone
the man forgotten

Those are three of my favorites out of my work. If you want to read more go to http://jobz.deviantart.com/.

Nothing wrong with a little shameless self promotion right?
 

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And some more. Some of these have been posted before.



 

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I drew a couple of things:

BF:BC Grenade

Sackboy

Seems everyone here's a fan of pencils.
 

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Labyrinth post=18.72805.773623 said:
And some more. Some of these have been posted before.




These are quite good, I wish I could draw :p
 

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smallharmlesskitten post=18.72805.773638 said:
Jobz post=18.72805.773635 said:
Labyrinth post=18.72805.773623 said:
And some more. Some of these have been posted before.


Just do my method und use paint programs


These are quite good, I wish I could draw :p
Another shameless echo. Your pencil-work is both meticulous and sexy.
 

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NewClassic post=18.72805.773642 said:
smallharmlesskitten post=18.72805.773638 said:
Jobz post=18.72805.773635 said:
Labyrinth post=18.72805.773623 said:
And some more. Some of these have been posted before.


Just do my method und use paint programs


These are quite good, I wish I could draw :p
Another shameless echo. Your pencil-work is both meticulous and sexy.
It's my strongest artistic talent by far. And thankyou.
 

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Labyrinth post=18.72805.773630 said:
Shameless self promotion for the win.
It's the order of the day. Post six things and you get a side of chips.

I also did some reviews:

Call of Duty 4 [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/326.67975]
Airblade [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/326.71433]
Colin McRae: DiRT [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/326.72666]
 

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I have umpteen thousands of school doodles of spaceships, gadgets and planets.
And trains, and cars, and boats, and planes.
 

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I have some drawings I'll post in a moment, as I told Laby already. But until then here's a rap verse I wrote back when I was rapping. (BTW - my group was called Five-Point Palm, so that explains all the kung fu references.)

Born an assassin, swords I was slashin'
Take heads and break necks, man that's my passion
Puttin' cats in casts and the oxygen masks
I move too fast, keep up, ya won't last
I'm pavin' the roads with the skulls of my foes
And I'm makin' hearts explode with the five-point blows
Leave yourself exposed and you'll catch a broke nose
My roundhouse kicks end lives and break bones
I'll make your eyes close, knock out the livin' days
The five-point technique you cannot evade
We the seven swords swarmin', bodies we harmin'
Wipe my ass with wack raps like their name was Charmin
Charmin' like the devil, I spittin' triple sixes
Blood on the walls and reverse crucifixes
I'll eat these kids vicious, rap cats delicious
I'm the realest MC and the rest of them fictitious
 

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Sorry for the bad quality. It was too big to scan.

The above was an 18th birthday gift for a friend. He's saving up to get it inked.
 

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Labyrinth post=18.72805.773657 said:

Sorry for the bad quality. It was too big to scan.

The above was an 18th birthday gift for a friend. He's saving up to get it inked.
That looks really cool O.O

The Cyber Punk Wings I mean, but the other one is good too.
 

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Jobz post=18.72805.773672 said:
Labyrinth post=18.72805.773657 said:

Sorry for the bad quality. It was too big to scan.

The above was an 18th birthday gift for a friend. He's saving up to get it inked.
That looks really cool O.O

The Cyber Punk Wings I mean, but the other one is good too.
Yeah. I plan to be a tattooist. And it'll be awesome.
 

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Ok, I'll bite.
Here is my youtube page. On it I have two pantomimes that I have made within the last couple years, one called "Sweet and Sour Revenge", and the newer, more refined one, "Without Novocain". If you want you can also check out my 11 minute short film, "Circumstantially Pompous", divided into three parts.
Thanks!

http://www.youtube.com/user/SmashTabby
 

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Here's some Poetry I did a few years back. I've got shitloads of it, but I'm unsure to it's quality, so I'll just post one.

I find it wrong, to try and describe
The feelings I get, when I look in your eyes
A smile on your face puts a smile on mine
A longing for your lips, I cannot deny
A passion for life, you and I share
From the tips of my toes, to the ends of your hair
You've so many traits, all which I admire
A place in my heart, there is no higher
Though we never may meet, I cannot suppress
My loving of you, which bursts through my chest
I don't know why I continue to harbor this wish
It clear in your ocean, I'm just another fish
So I guess I'll laugh out loud, and return to my sleep
Where we shall be together, a dream I shall keep
 

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Labyrinth post=18.72805.773677 said:
Jobz post=18.72805.773672 said:
Labyrinth post=18.72805.773657 said:

Sorry for the bad quality. It was too big to scan.

The above was an 18th birthday gift for a friend. He's saving up to get it inked.
That looks really cool O.O

The Cyber Punk Wings I mean, but the other one is good too.
Yeah. I plan to be a tattooist. And it'll be awesome.
Sweet. I can't draw so I couldn't be a tattooist. I have given piercings in the past, but that was not a very good idea as it turned out. I shall commission you to do my first tattoo once I'm famous for taking over helping the world.
 

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Painted this sometime in '07. Originally it was going to be a standard road with some trees on the side. Basically what had happened was that I had gotten lazy and picked a photo last second. After sketching it out I still didn't feel like going through with the painting so I decided to change the color scheme.

My favorite by far, not so much for it's quality but for it's personal value to myself.


Meh. Decided to foray into black-and-white and found some picture on Life magazine. I've no particular attachment to it but apparently everyone else I know does.


 

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Aries_Split post=18.72805.773695 said:
Here's some Poetry I did a few years back. I've got shitloads of it, but I'm unsure to it's quality, so I'll just post one.

Poem Removed To Avoid Quote Wall
That's really good, nice work.
 

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Jobz post=18.72805.773696 said:
Sweet. I can't draw so I couldn't be a tattooist. I have given piercings in the past, but that was not a very good idea as it turned out. I shall commission you to do my first tattoo once I'm famous for taking over helping the world.
Just make sure you don't try to get one of the first I do. Guarantee they'll be shite.

And Aires, that's really good writing. I'd love to see your more recent work.
 

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Labyrinth post=18.72805.773707 said:
Jobz post=18.72805.773696 said:
Sweet. I can't draw so I couldn't be a tattooist. I have given piercings in the past, but that was not a very good idea as it turned out. I shall commission you to do my first tattoo once I'm famous for taking over helping the world.
Just make sure you don't try to get one of the first I do. Guarantee they'll be shite.
Well of course, they'll make you practice on pig skin before you do the customers (That's how they used to do it anyway, not sure if they still do).

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Your shading is exceptional. I know when I try and do something like that it is smudge city.
How are you with colours?

Myself, I write and design tattoos. As none of my tattoo designs have been scanned yet (there are sitting in a folio), I've included the opening bit of this short story I've been writing.

The boiling sky seemed to split apart as bright streaks of lightning etched themselves upon its vast expanse. The rickety schooner pitched violently portside as it was battered by yet another unforgiving wave.
The manic captain of the "Venturer" tumbled to the hardwood deck, the bloody knife he held slipping from his grasp and sent skittering under the rigging. He desperately staggered to his feet, reeling sideways as another freakish wave rocked the weary vessel. He used this momentum to turn and face the source of his anxiety.
Through the driving rain she emerged, like the beam of a distant lighthouse. She seemed oblivious to the chaos around her, her stride was steady, unfaltering and her eyes shone with unwavering purpose. Despite the salty spray of the sea burning his tired eyes, eyes that had not known sleep in days, he could clearly see that the stab wounds he had inflicted upon her had already healed. All that remained were a few runny bloodstains on her lavish corset. It was a sight that turned his own blood to ice.
'Why won't you die, ye traitorous wench!?' he yelled, trying to make himself heard above the storm.
'It will take more than your best to stop me' she responded coldly.
The captain backpedaled gingerly. Any courage he had left deserted him.
'You've taken my entire crew! What more do you want?' he cried. Her response shook him to the very core.
'Your life' she said flatly, advancing toward him.
His jaw dropped in a silent gasp and he turned to run, only to come crashing up against the weathered railing. A blast of icy water hit him front on, temporarily blinding him and then he felt her iron-like grip on his shoulders, followed by a sharp pain as she drove her teeth into his exposed neck.
The roar of the tempest drowned out his final cry.
 

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I do what I call quickie poetry. All the stuff I write is written within ten minutes. If I can't finish it by then, I throw it away.

A lot of the times I write a piece of poetry, then brush it up later. I've got some more recent work as well though.

In a neighborhood dark, in a small house shabby
Sits 15 year old Johnny, a' strummin' away
With every missed note, and every messed up chord
He just wants to make it big some day
To get out of the island, to leave the nest
To escape this town and get far far away, he'd put in his prayers some way.

One day Johnny was walking home, when shots from a gun rang BANG BANG
Turned out a local gang, doused in hate, didn't like the colors he wore
And with a lock and a load, and a shot and show
15 year old Johnny was no more.


It's rough I know, but it was written about 5 days ago when I was bored. I like to tell stories in my poetry.
 

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Programmed_For_Damage post=18.72805.773730 said:
Your shading is exceptional. I know when I try and do something like that it is smudge city.
How are you with colours?
I've never really gotten into colour drawing, though I have a huge collection of pencils that I use on occasion. For that, I tend to go more to the painting side of things. As such:


I'm also looking to sell this, so if you're interested and preferably in the NSW Australia area, let me know.
 

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I can't draw to save my life; I once managed to screw up a stick figure.

I write short stores, though; as in four, five page long short stories.

And essays that might not be quite as long.

Apologies for not posting anything, but I'm sure you all understand. I might post something later; I'm feeling pretty cheeky at the moment.
 

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I draw and write. I don't have a scanner so no pictures for you. You have read most of my good stories...
 

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Drawings are here...

[spoiler = Unfinished/Most Recent]
[/spoiler]











This is the only thing I've ever done in photoshop under the instruction of a photography teacher. I'm the guy in the jeans and brown shirt.

That's about it. Except for the first drawing, everything else is nearly a year old. I drew that first thing today after not drawing for something like 8 or so months.
 

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Some really professional work here. I like the Anger one Labyrinth cause his neck looks so strained. But the other's are great. I can draw stick people really well. Like really awesome stick people!
 

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So, since you all have such beautiful contributions, I'll throw mine in as well. Waarning: Content heavy with some larger images. I'm not sure how many are NSFW.




A scenerio we found ourselves in.


It's Orcus








EDIIT:
 

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v51/elffymon/stuff/elfdollfront.jpg

something i made a few years ago

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v51/elffymon/DSC01083.jpg

Wings, peacock mainly. i entered them into a competition and never got them back

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v51/elffymon/DSC02181.jpg

work in progress, Im going to paint blue/gray and purplish succulents in the centres
 

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Whilst I've always been terrible at drawing, I did quite well in Art at school - I remember for my mock exam I did very well with a pair of arches I'd constructed, a kind of half gothic, half ecclesiastical...what awful times of my life.

Unfortunately, I never kept any of these things...nor would I put them on the internet.

Labyrinth; you're one hell of an amazing artist, even if the 'Contortionism 1' is just plain disturbing, at best. I'm afraid to ask this, but why is there a number 1 on the end there? That would suggest there is a series of them...please tell me there isn't.

Amazing talent, creepy subjects, and Anger Inc. is a great example of that; brilliant detail on the neck, to the level that I am creeped out by it. Even Lily, which can pretty much be described with 'Woah' has an eerie tone to it...maybe I'm reading into it too much.

I'd put some literature here, if I had any, but the only thing lying around was already in that 'Something to Look Forward To' thread.

Nope, no insecurities and lack of self-confidence here.
 

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*bump*

I'm liking this thread and don't wanna see it die!

And Shirahime, I like the Blue Pencil drawing. Very nice.
 

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Ares Tyr post=18.72805.775893 said:
*bump*

I'm liking this thread and don't wanna see it die!

And Shirahime, I like the Blue Pencil drawing. Very nice.
Thank you! ^_^

One I did early last week, trying to get some practise in. Eve from Black Cat with Sven and Train puppets!! Used Prismacolor pencil in black, please disregard the smudgey bits. XD
 

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Maet post=18.72805.773601 said:
I remember a time when I was a bright eyed and eager art student five years ago. The good old days before year after year of crappy teachers crushed my spirits and embittered me. Now all I do is write the occasional movie/video game review and hope the creative fire doesn't go out.

It's really good stuff. The original poster's material is not quite my cup of tea, but I appreciate it.
I believe I'm in quite the same boat as you, my friend. As a child I always wanted to be an artist. I was going to college for Studio Art but I dropped out. I used to love to draw, but have just slowly lost interest in it. I have a lot of confidence issues. :(

Anyway, very nice stuff, folks. Here's my old-ass elfwood stuff:

http://www.elfwood.com/art/b/e/benb/benb.html [http://www.elfwood.com/art/b/e/benb/benb.html]
 

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For the record, I hate you all. Seriously.

Right, now for my artsy thing.

When in doubt, put boobies on everything.
Also, they all have willys because I deemed it so. This is artistic expression, man!

God bless MS Paint.

Seriously, though, I don't have a scanner, and the stuff I draw looks like the ham-handed attempts of a drunk toddler. I'll take a picture of my best work and see if it comes out okay tomorrow. Be warned, the only thing I can slightly draw is pseudo-anime eyes. Everything else is an insult to art.
 

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Alright so how do I post pictures of my own? I know how to do the spoiler thing yet I still have a picture I'd like to post.
 

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[http://s435.photobucket.com/albums/qq72/the_monopoly_guy/?action=view¤t=img004.jpg]
I drew this a year or so ago, as a joke, it's pretty bad but the only drawing I have on my computer. His name is STuMPY, a bug inside joke with my friends I guess and my former name for games online.
...He-he's trying to tie a knot in some fishing line.
Yeah I'm going to hell.
And I have bad handwriting.

[http://s435.photobucket.com/albums/qq72/the_monopoly_guy/?action=view¤t=simonsays.gif]
I didn't draw this, but I drew something like it for art class once.

Also, I have doodled countless stick battles, but who hasn't? I should find some and scan them.


EDIT: PurpleRain, I am good at stick people too, like their expressions, movement and all that (well, portraying movement, getting the engles of the joints and everthing)...well at least I like to think so.


EDIT AGAIN: And Dinosaurs, I am good at those too.

also also wik EDIT AGAIN...AGAIN: I just drew up a Dilophosaurus skull, the jaw don't seem to line up to me.
[http://s435.photobucket.com/albums/qq72/the_monopoly_guy/?action=view&current=img005.jpg]
See what I mean about the jaw? I misjudged it and the crest got cut off too.

Yeah, I'm a nerd, and damn proud.
 

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oh yeah i have some elfwood stuff too, though most of it if from 4-6 years ago.

http://www.elfwood.com/art/e/r/erinpeta/erinpeta.html
 

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All the art here is pretty good! I like all the sketches but I wanna see some completed work!

Deviant Art site (don't want to post art ehre, takes too long) [http://alliekitten.deviantart.com]
 

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Okay. Here goes...

This was actualy done last night. Everything is a fluke, I had been trying to draw it another way, made too many mistakes and then edited said mistakes until I decided this was the best it would get.

Yes, he's male.
The hair was a ***** to draw. It took me two hours. Every good aspect of it was an accident.
The eyes took seconds, because I have a technique I learned off "teh internetz". You may have noticed they don't resemble each other in any way. 'Tis my biggest curse, my drawing isn't even slightly symmetric.
The reason his left(your right) shoulder is so small is because he was supposed to be slightly turned.

EDIT: Would one of you artistic twat-donkeys be willing to teach me how to do shadowing?

Again, I hate you all.
 

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Qayin post=18.72805.774315 said:
Whilst I've always been terrible at drawing, I did quite well in Art at school - I remember for my mock exam I did very well with a pair of arches I'd constructed, a kind of half gothic, half ecclesiastical...what awful times of my life.

Unfortunately, I never kept any of these things...nor would I put them on the internet.

Labyrinth; you're one hell of an amazing artist, even if the 'Contortionism 1' is just plain disturbing, at best. I'm afraid to ask this, but why is there a number 1 on the end there? That would suggest there is a series of them...please tell me there isn't.

Amazing talent, creepy subjects, and Anger Inc. is a great example of that; brilliant detail on the neck, to the level that I am creeped out by it. Even Lily, which can pretty much be described with 'Woah' has an eerie tone to it...maybe I'm reading into it too much.

I'd put some literature here, if I had any, but the only thing lying around was already in that 'Something to Look Forward To' thread.

Nope, no insecurities and lack of self-confidence here.
Wow. Thankyou. I know this thread is mostly constructed out of egoism, but I still didn't expect that.

Yes, it's a series. The other ones don't have quite the same... explicit content though. They're also too large to easily scan in though I've been meaning to do so for a while. And you should write some more. I'm always interested in other peoples work.

Necroswanson, that is a funky companion box you have there. I like it. Allie too. And Elffymon has awesome dragons. Awesome I say!
 

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Labyrinth post=18.72805.777443 said:
Necroswanson, that is a funky companion box you have there. I like it.
Thanks....Oddly enough when I started out and plugged in my tablet I set out to draw and render a fold out of the Companion Cube so as to see all six sides of it from a top view. I got insanely bored three minutes in and that's what came out of it.
 

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Why don't you post a bigger version of your avatar...this arms have always perplexed me. Are those his arms or something else? Because they're really skinny.
 

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120x120, big as it gets. The arms are skinny as I based the image on the case booklet from American McGee's Alice, which had her spending severeal years in the asylum refusing to eat. IE: mental trauma induced anorexia(sp?). That and spenidng most of her time there being strapped to a bed, her muscle and body fat content were low, thus, skinny arms. They were thinner then I wanted them, but with my tablet and program, they were either going to be too skinny, or overly thick and misshapen. Took me 6 hours to make.


 

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TheNecroswanson post=18.72805.779078 said:
120x120, big as it gets. The arms are skinny as I based the image on the case booklet from American McGee's Alice, which had her spending severeal years in the asylum refusing to eat. IE: mental trauma induced anorexia(sp?). That and spenidng most of her time there being strapped to a bed, her muscle and body fat content were low, thus, skinny arms. They were thinner then I wanted them, but with my tablet and program, they were either going to be too skinny, or overly thick and misshapen. Took me 6 hours to make.


That bird thing is pretty sweet.
 

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I've been told my poetry is quiet good, but I'm too lazy to write any right now, and I can't draw worth shit
 

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Alliecat post=18.72805.777211 said:
All the art here is pretty good! I like all the sketches but I wanna see some completed work!

Deviant Art site (don't want to post art ehre, takes too long) [http://alliekitten.deviantart.com]
You're extremely talented. I like basically everything you've done, haha. Jealous! I wish I had the stuff to color my drawings on my comp like ya'll do.

No one has really given my shit a single opinion. Saaaad.
 

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Ares Tyr post=18.72805.779281 said:
Alliecat post=18.72805.777211 said:
All the art here is pretty good! I like all the sketches but I wanna see some completed work!

Deviant Art site (don't want to post art ehre, takes too long) [http://alliekitten.deviantart.com]
You're extremely talented. I like basically everything you've done, haha. Jealous! I wish I had the stuff to color my drawings on my comp like ya'll do.

No one has really given my shit a single opinion. Saaaad.
You're in the same boat as me. We should form a club. Like a Triumvirate...

Oh wait...
 

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Ares Tyr post=18.72805.779281 said:
Alliecat post=18.72805.777211 said:
All the art here is pretty good! I like all the sketches but I wanna see some completed work!

Deviant Art site (don't want to post art ehre, takes too long) [http://alliekitten.deviantart.com]
You're extremely talented. I like basically everything you've done, haha. Jealous! I wish I had the stuff to color my drawings on my comp like ya'll do.

No one has really given my shit a single opinion. Saaaad.
Thanks for putting me back in my place there.

So I'll re-post my opinions. The turtle is fantastic, like most of your drawings it displays a strong anatomical awareness. Your tone could use some work, but as it's an anime style I can see why you'd focus more on shape and line. The first image...a zombie or something? Anyway, the tension between the brows is good use of detail, bringing more energy to the overall work.
 

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Labyrinth post=18.72805.779481 said:
Ares Tyr post=18.72805.779281 said:
Alliecat post=18.72805.777211 said:
All the art here is pretty good! I like all the sketches but I wanna see some completed work!

Deviant Art site (don't want to post art ehre, takes too long) [http://alliekitten.deviantart.com]
You're extremely talented. I like basically everything you've done, haha. Jealous! I wish I had the stuff to color my drawings on my comp like ya'll do.

No one has really given my shit a single opinion. Saaaad.
Thanks for putting me back in my place there.

So I'll re-post my opinions. The turtle is fantastic, like most of your drawings it displays a strong anatomical awareness. Your tone could use some work, but as it's an anime style I can see why you'd focus more on shape and line. The first image...a zombie or something? Anyway, the tension between the brows is good use of detail, bringing more energy to the overall work.
Thats alot more than you said to me about it on Skype, m'am. But thank you! :D
 

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So here are two new ones, and a better scan of Tormentous Moment. Enjoy.


Not a full scan, because my scanner's only A4 and I'm lazy.


 

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NewClassic post=18.72805.779453 said:
Ares Tyr post=18.72805.779281 said:
Alliecat post=18.72805.777211 said:
All the art here is pretty good! I like all the sketches but I wanna see some completed work!

Deviant Art site (don't want to post art ehre, takes too long) [http://alliekitten.deviantart.com]
You're extremely talented. I like basically everything you've done, haha. Jealous! I wish I had the stuff to color my drawings on my comp like ya'll do.

No one has really given my shit a single opinion. Saaaad.
You're in the same boat as me. We should form a club. Like a Triumvirate...

Oh wait...
Me too, but I didn't expect much, Stumpy is dumb, I didn't draw the other (I couldn't find it but it was close to that), and the third one I quickly drew in front of the computer in a couple minutes...and the damn jaws didn't line up. It's bugging the crap out of me.
 

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Ares Tyr post=18.72805.779281 said:
No one has really given my shit a single opinion. Saaaad.
I'd appreciate an opinion as well, even if it is just confirming my suspicions that it should be considered an international offense for me to pick up a pencil for any other purposes other than for writing.
 

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RAKtheUndead post=18.72805.779705 said:
Ares Tyr post=18.72805.779281 said:
No one has really given my shit a single opinion. Saaaad.
I'd appreciate an opinion as well, even if it is just confirming my suspicions that it should be considered an international offense for me to pick up a pencil for any other purposes other than for writing.
Tess to the critique podium!

I'd disagree with the 'offence' statement. You seem to have quite a good grasp of structure and engineering, so I'd definitely encourage you to do more technical drawing. Practice makes perfect and all that.

Fair to say figurative is far from your strongest area, but something tells me that's also a point of lack of practice. Remember: Paper recycles, so sketch all you want. Keep up the general theme and the Government will try to hire you for the sake of weapons manufacture and design, which could get interesting. Run away?
 

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Oh, by the way, I am really jealous Labyrinth, I wish I could draw people. I tried drawing George W. Bush, he ended up looking like his dad. I mean, exactly like him...hmm, maybe I should have tried drawing Bush Sr.
 

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MORE ART! Caution: Old stuff.
The first three are from an ol' D&D game. Wherein we got to play us, as we were all learning the game still and didn't give to shits about meaningful role playing.
The first is a small joke. My friend likes the show The Avatar and shaves his head. So, he played, "The Zombie Avatar George". I played a Necromancer... And ofcourse my long hair back then would tangle worse then videogame cords at the slightest gust of wind.

This next one is when the Zombie Avatar George and The Necroswanson fight the beholder. ZAG, as I call him, refuses to fight it... Behodlers suck. Yes his weapon is a dollar sign.

This one is how the McMindlfayer became the McMindflayer.


This one is from '03.
 

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Ares Tyr post=18.72805.773652 said:
I have some drawings I'll post in a moment, as I told Laby already. But until then here's a rap verse I wrote back when I was rapping. (BTW - my group was called Five-Point Palm, so that explains all the kung fu references.)

Born an assassin, swords I was slashin'
Take heads and break necks, man that's my passion
Puttin' cats in casts and the oxygen masks
I move too fast, keep up, ya won't last
I'm pavin' the roads with the skulls of my foes
And I'm makin' hearts explode with the five-point blows
Leave yourself exposed and you'll catch a broke nose
My roundhouse kicks end lives and break bones
I'll make your eyes close, knock out the livin' days
The five-point technique you cannot evade
We the seven swords swarmin', bodies we harmin'
Wipe my ass with wack raps like their name was Charmin
Charmin' like the devil, I spittin' triple sixes
Blood on the walls and reverse crucifixes
I'll eat these kids vicious, rap cats delicious
I'm the realest MC and the rest of them fictitious
Dayamn, that's sweet.

I used to write, but it was all on my old computer and like hell I'm turning that thing on again. I need to get round to it sometime, but...
 

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Had a look through my collection, found some newer and slightly superior quality pictures along the same lines as the rest that I've posted.


 

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So Labyrinth rocks. Some of that stuff looks amazing. The expressions, the body language, the shading... Brilliant.

Shirahime is easily better than the artists in some of the published manga I've read. It's got a clean, high-quality feel to it.

When I loaded Alliecat's DA page, I actually said "what the hell". That stuff looks professional. I'd accuse her of plagiarism if there wasn't so much of it.

Ares is really quite good. I like the first one the most, which is odd, since there's supposed to be some degree of atrophy after eight months. You should draw more often.

Personally, I write a little, but it's all stories and such. Nothing of a postable size.
 

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Ares Tyr, your anime skills have blown me away. I would very much like some tips on how to draw muscles the way you do. I probably won't be able to, not if it requires any form of natural artistic skill, but my brother would probably appreciate it. He thought your stuff was ridiculously good, too.

NewClassic, your comic book-type style is astounding. I love the way you do shadowing, and I'd like to know if you have any sort of technique that I may shamelessly copy. Again, like I said to Ares Tyr, I probably won't have a chance with it, but my brother is quite good at art, and the pointers would be a lot of help.

Labyrinth, you get no kudos. You are clearly some sort of machine, or genetic experiment, designed to draw so well that it just becomes unfair. I blame science. Blast you, science!

Have any of you guys gone to art school? Or are you self-taught?
 

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Monkfish Acc. post=18.72805.782767 said:
Labyrinth, you get no kudos. You are clearly some sort of machine, or genetic experiment, designed to draw so well that it just becomes unfair. I blame science. Blast you, science!
Seriously. Nobody can be that well-learned, well-spoken, skilled at instrument(s), a great artist, and yet be that young.

She's a robot. Or a witch. Or a robot witch.
 

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Well I haven't drawn anything by hand in ages, the last time I drew anything would have been these odd ships I drew for a science fiction story I was attempting to write at the time (geeky I know)

[http://imageshack.us]
Allfather isn't a christian thing, it's one of the many names for Odin (A Norse god for those not in the know)

[http://imageshack.us]
Sigurd is another Norse thing, there was an underlying Norse theme to everything.

Recently I took one of the old pictures (these are all at least two years old) and attempted something in photoshop.

[http://imageshack.us]
Yeah it's another Norse thing.
 

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The Iron Ninja post=18.72805.782854 said:
Well I haven't drawn anything by hand in ages, the last time I drew anything would have been these odd ships I drew for a science fiction story I was attempting to write at the time (geeky I know)

[http://imageshack.us]
Allfather isn't a christian thing, it's one of the many names for Odin (A Norse god for those not in the know)

[http://imageshack.us]
Sigurd is another Norse thing, there was an underlying Norse theme to everything.

Recently I took one of the old pictures (these are all at least two years old) and attempted something in photoshop.

[http://imageshack.us]
Yeah it's another Norse thing.
Goodness knows I wouldn't want to see that outside my window in the morning.
 

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The Iron Ninja post=18.72805.782854 said:
...the last time I drew anything would have been these odd ships I drew for a science fiction story I was attempting to write at the time (geeky I know)
The sad thing is that some of my drawings are designed to illustrate the spacecraft in the science-fiction story I'm writing now, the one I should have abandoned two years ago.
 

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RAKtheUndead post=18.72805.782878 said:
The Iron Ninja post=18.72805.782854 said:
...the last time I drew anything would have been these odd ships I drew for a science fiction story I was attempting to write at the time (geeky I know)
The sad thing is that some of my drawings are designed to illustrate the spacecraft in the science-fiction story I'm writing now, the one I should have abandoned two years ago.
Yeah I'm still stubbornly holding on to my story too, I occasionally add a sentence or two every few weeks.

meatloaf231 post=18.72805.782870 said:
Goodness knows I wouldn't want to see that outside my window in the morning.
To be fair the same could be said for anything else with guns on it.
 

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Well, I don't have much of my stuff at hand, but I suppose I could put up something...


I'd love to claim that I inked this by hand. Most of it was done in Photoshop (man, I love that program).
 

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meatloaf231 post=18.72805.782783 said:
Monkfish Acc. post=18.72805.782767 said:
Labyrinth, you get no kudos. You are clearly some sort of machine, or genetic experiment, designed to draw so well that it just becomes unfair. I blame science. Blast you, science!
Seriously. Nobody can be that well-learned, well-spoken, skilled at instrument(s), a great artist, and yet be that young.

She's a robot. Or a witch. Or a robot witch.
A wiiitch! Burn her! Buuuurn her!
...she drew me as a newt!
...She got better


Really, you are really good Labyrinth.
 

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Monkfish Acc. post=18.72805.782767 said:
NewClassic, your comic book-type style is astounding. I love the way you do shadowing, and I'd like to know if you have any sort of technique that I may shamelessly copy. Again, like I said to Ares Tyr, I probably won't have a chance with it, but my brother is quite good at art, and the pointers would be a lot of help.
Uh, the way I shade? It's all hatching work, which is using thin lines in a set pattern to produce shading. Assuming I'm shading a whole piece, I just designate an area that will be darker, line it off, and re-hatch with darker lines.

It takes some getting used to, but it's highly effective. Although if you really want someone to mimic, look at my dad's work [http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a395/NewClassic/JerrfreyTree.jpg]. It's hard as hell, and incredibly meticulous and times-taking, but the result is near-perfect.

Note that each line shows a direction of hatching, and careful but consistent shade and darkness of the lines. It's really hard to describe, just know that the style is hatching, and that the work is very detail-oriented and slow.
Very slow.

To Ares Tyr, my Triumvirate Buddy:
Your style is nice, but a bit sketchy. The musculature, as said, it really good. The only thing I can think of is anatomy overall. You seem to miss some of the junction of bones and joints. The body-parts individually look right, but combined they seem... disjointed. As if they've been placed wrong. Think about the entire skeleton when drawing, and the pose-work helps if you mimic the pose yourself. You have a lot to learn from references, so don't be afraid to look them up when drawing. Also, when you don't reference, feel free to shade. It really helps in giving the pieces depth. Also, action, although we talked about that in length already.

To RAKtheUndead:
It's not an offense so much as it is civil disobedience. Not sure if art is anything other than a hobby, so I hesitate in really saying as much as I could. The pieces show a certain attention to detail, but a lack of practice. The only thing that tells me is you think hard on what you're drawing, but still haven't learned how to draw. It's a practiced trait, just like any other, so you can really get a lot from it by practicing. My suggestion is simply drawing things you see. Don't get so hung-up on details at first. Go sit somewhere and draw what you see. A tree, a ball, a swingset-set, a serial rapist. Maybe a houseplant, or a refrigerator.

Look at what shapes make up this object, and how they're assembled. Draw the basic shapes, without worrying about too much detail. Once that's done, do they look similar? Different? How? Think about these things, and draw them again with more detail. Try getting the surface details down. When you've done it enough times, it becomes second nature. Keep going, keep observing, and keep drawing. They'll start looking better with time.

Also, another point I'd like to really drive home: Draw what you see. Don't draw what you think is there. Pretend this object is completely foreign to you. Draw it exactly as you see it. Don't draw what you think it is, draw it exactly as you observe it. It helps, trust me.

To FeNinja, my other Triumvirate Member:
Lots of Norse mythology to go around. That's some very angular stuff you've got going there. Very sharp, lots of hard lines. Don't think there's much else to say. That far back you can't see much detail. Maybe if the third dimension was represented a little more clearly, I could say more. You could learn a lot from both observation and from the things I've said to RAK. It's all questions of polish.

TO EVERYONE:
Don't take these as insults. I've been critical of art-work (therefore, an art critic) for most of my life, both as a child and an adult. So I come out really hitting home on the negative. My apologies, but it's something I can't hardly help. Still you all do good work, and none of you stop drawing, ever.
 

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the monopoly guy post=18.72805.782939 said:
What's a/the triumvirate?
The Triumvirate of Evil.
The Unholy Alliance of NewClassic, Ares Tyr and Myself.
I just thought about it, turns out the acronym for our evil Triumvirate is T.O.E
So with that in mind, here's the banner for our shadowy organisation.
[http://imageshack.us]
And on topic... uh, I made this thing ^
 

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I just got the FeNinja thing.

Laaaaaaaaaate. Thank you for the criticisms/opinions Classic, Monkfish.
 

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Ares Tyr post=18.72805.783137 said:
I just got the FeNinja thing.

Laaaaaaaaaate. Thank you for the criticisms/opinions Classic, Monkfish.
Let's hear a round of applause for the wonderfully alert Ares.

meatloaf231 post=18.72805.782783 said:
Monkfish Acc. post=18.72805.782767 said:
Labyrinth, you get no kudos. You are clearly some sort of machine, or genetic experiment, designed to draw so well that it just becomes unfair. I blame science. Blast you, science!
Seriously. Nobody can be that well-learned, well-spoken, skilled at instrument(s), a great artist, and yet be that young.

She's a robot. Or a witch. Or a robot witch.
Oh gosh, you've found me out. Well, that's it for this universe. I guess I'll just call up the Doctor and be off to another one. Get my freak arse out of here.

Zemalac post=18.72805.782911 said:
Well, I don't have much of my stuff at hand, but I suppose I could put up something...


I'd love to claim that I inked this by hand. Most of it was done in Photoshop (man, I love that program).
That's some pretty awesome stuff there, even if it was done in photoshop. Excellent use of that one bit of colour. Really focuses the eye there.

Landslide post=18.72805.782944 said:
Here's an illustration:

Here's a planet:
Again, nice work. I definitely prefer the Planet one, because for some odd reason the whole astrology and planets fascinates me. Good strength in the details, and use of light.

NewClassic, your dads work is fantastic. Hatching is a ***** at the best of times, and the patience that must go into that is phenomenal. Textures are just irritating for the most part, one advantage of using thick-weave paper.

I'm self-taught. For the most part it was just a matter of learning to look at things in a different way, and teach my hand to follow the shapes I saw.

And really, for those who think I draw the best of anything, you should see this [http://fc62.deviantart.com/fs31/i/2008/202/4/e/Paul_Newman_by_Hongmin.jpg] on DeviantArt. It breaks my artistic ego into a million glittery pieces.
 

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Since everyone is asking for opinions here are mine:
I was totally in that boat.
Most of the sketches/ Drawings I have seen on this thread are totally what I have done (and did on my own for fun) in High school and College. If you keep drawing, you'll watch yourself progress and amaze yourself (I did that to myself. Would start drawing, and then coming back to it a day later would go- wtf? I did that?!)
Well, off topic- here we go.

Labrynth: Your Shading and contrasting is really good. You have lights and darks down. Are you using a live model for these pictures, or a magazine picture? Magazine are flat, and flatten out the model, so sometimes, the translation can get skewered- watch out!
Don't be afraid to either get rid of all your lines, or translate everything into line work. (the lack of definition around your face in the profile picture could be worked a bit more)

Ares tyr: (D&D name?): You have really good ideas! You are good at translating what you see onto paper. The trick with anime art is, as with all art, when you are going to deform the human body in the name of a style, you have to know how to form the human body first. Study the human body/shape/anatomy a bit more, and you will notice your anime style becoming more developed (in the way you want)

For other photoshop users: Be warned! Filters aren't that cool. They are a trap!
 

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The OP has great talent quite obviously. You might want to look into techniques to give more depth to your creations though. Unless it's your style of course.

The rest of you... rabble... Well, rabble on >;]

I kid I kid... Well maybe not entirely... Blargh whatever...
 

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Alliecat post=18.72805.783451 said:
For other photoshop users: Be warned! Filters aren't that cool. They are a trap!
Don't know what you mean. This is my fourth image using photoshop's filters and it's worked fine for me so far. I wanted the image to look like a comicesque night scene. It had a fully set up background and everything. I'm pleased with how they worked to create light, shadow, and simulate the visibility of objects in darkness with a light source. Though the light source was a little strong but that was my errror.

Also, I checked out your, I think it was yours, DA, and though I liked it, it fealt too contemporary.
 

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meatloaf231 post=18.72805.782783 said:
Monkfish Acc. post=18.72805.782767 said:
Labyrinth, you get no kudos. You are clearly some sort of machine, or genetic experiment, designed to draw so well that it just becomes unfair. I blame science. Blast you, science!
Seriously. Nobody can be that well-learned, well-spoken, skilled at instrument(s), a great artist, and yet be that young.

She's a robot. Or a witch. Or a robot witch.
I'm just waiting for evidence of scientific talent before I condemn her for witchcraft (but secretly revere her as a goddess). Science is my yardstick of real talent.
 

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As many of you know, I'm a conceptual artist in my spare time. It's a passion I've had for several years now and I'm having my first installation premiered at the end of the month at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts for anyone interested.

Anyhow, what I'm primarily focused on is the downfall of western civilization through commercialism, and how this has led to the sick and twisted label-self identification that I display in my works.

For example, it now possible to know about a person from simply what they throw out, because we do not drive commercialism and consumerism but rather it informs our individual identities. Our identity has been so caught up in what brands we have and what we eat that we become the brands.

Now we are faced with a world where our very core selves are informed by objects, and this is the subject of most of my work. Check out the sample below.



Let us see, who can spot the irony.
 

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A couple of rough sketches I did a short while ago in my trademark blue pencil. XD

Sketch for a comic I'm working on titled; Grand Theft Auto: Shopmobility.

Part of a Devil May Cry 4 ditty titled; Wankers Cramp.
 

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Labyrinth post=18.72805.783399 said:
Zemalac post=18.72805.782911 said:
Well, I don't have much of my stuff at hand, but I suppose I could put up something...


I'd love to claim that I inked this by hand. Most of it was done in Photoshop (man, I love that program).
That's some pretty awesome stuff there, even if it was done in photoshop. Excellent use of that one bit of colour. Really focuses the eye there.
Feedback! Excellent! I'd give some in return, but I'm not that much of an art critic. All I can say is that your drawings are vaguely creepy and well drawn. Not particularly helpful.

I'll try to scrounge up some more of my stuff. This cascade of awesomeness being posted is making me want to show off by own works.
 

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Sorry to have to ask again, but I just really want to know how to post my own pictures, can someone please tell me?
 

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mydogisblue post=18.72805.784998 said:
Sorry to have to ask again, but I just really want to know how to post my own pictures, can someone please tell me?
I wrote a guide for that on a thread that is now locked. Feel free to take a look at it, though.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/jump/18.71817.749524
 

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NewClassic post=18.72805.785123 said:
I wrote a guide for that on a thread that is now locked. Feel free to take a look at it, though.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/jump/18.71817.749524
[http://img220.imageshack.us/my.php?image=002nj4.jpg]
[http://g.imageshack.us/thpix.php]
Ok thanks. I'm pretty sure I did something wrong though.

...I've drawn better...
 

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How do I upload a picture?

I wanted to upload a cartoonized drawing I made so I could get some feedback. It was very minimal and lacking in detail but still, problem is that I'm stumped and I can't seem to figure how to.
 

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unabomberman post=18.72805.785170 said:
How do I upload a picture?

I wanted to upload a cartoonized drawing I made so I could get some feedback. It was very minimal and lacking in detail but still, problem is that I'm stumped and I can't seem to figure how to.
Okay, lemme re-post it.

I'm going to assume you will use ImageShack [http://imageshack.us/].

Step 1 [http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a395/NewClassic/Silly/lolwut/img1.jpg]: Open Imageshack's main page, press 'Browse.' (Shown Underlined in Red)

Step 2 [http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a395/NewClassic/Silly/lolwut/img2.jpg]: The browse folder should open, find the file where your picture is saved. Select it, and press 'Open.'

Step 3 [http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a395/NewClassic/Silly/lolwut/img1.jpg]: Down at the bottom of the page (shown underlined in green), press 'Host It.'

Step 4 [http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a395/NewClassic/Silly/lolwut/img3.jpg]: This page should appear. If it does, then you've done everything correctly. If it does not, but the page that comes up is an advertisement, check your tabs and task bar. Imageshack redirects to advertisements. If that is not the case, return to Step 1.

Step 5 [http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a395/NewClassic/Silly/lolwut/img4.jpg]: Scroll down until you see the line labeled "Show image to friends", shown boxed in red. Highlight, and copy, the text in that line. (Right-Click > Copy OR Ctrl + C OR Apple + C (for Macs))

Step 6 [http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a395/NewClassic/Silly/lolwut/img5.jpg]: Put the link provided inside of image tags as shown. This should appear like so:
[IMG]http://img353.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gravityqg1.jpg [http://img353.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gravityqg1.jpg][/IMG]

[sup]Make a note that all forum tags such as [img][/img] can be all-uppercase or all-lowercase, but must remain uniform. The tag: [img]http://www.quotationspage.com/tag3.gif[/IMG] will not work because the beginning and end tags are different.[/sup]

mydogisblue post=18.72805.785165 said:
...I've drawn better...
Aside from the fact that that image is X-Box Huge, let's see. Your line work is very... I'm not sure. Scratchy. I feel like it could benefit from some fluidity. When you do your outlines, do you generally use long, smooth strokes, or short, scratchy lines to compose a larger line?

Frankly, the former is much better for inking, and usually makes the piece look that much cleaner. Otherwise, a very Sonic-the-Hedgehog-esque style, which is kinda neat, but not a lot to comment on, artistically. The arms look thin, the design is bland and uninteresting, and the foot on the left (his right foot) looks like it's on a different slope than the on on the right (his left). Also, huge hands, feet, and head, tiny everything-else. Also, the gun looks 2D.

It would help me a lot if I saw a piece you really, really worked hard on (shading et al) so I could figure out which parts need the most improvement. I can only note surface details with that.
 

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NewClassic post=18.72805.785220 said:
unabomberman post=18.72805.785170 said:
How do I upload a picture?

I wanted to upload a cartoonized drawing I made so I could get some feedback. It was very minimal and lacking in detail but still, problem is that I'm stumped and I can't seem to figure how to.
Okay, lemme re-post it.

I'm going to assume you will use ImageShack [http://imageshack.us/].

Step 1 [http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a395/NewClassic/Silly/lolwut/img1.jpg]: Open Imageshack's main page, press 'Browse.' (Shown Underlined in Red)

Step 2 [http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a395/NewClassic/Silly/lolwut/img2.jpg]: The browse folder should open, find the file where your picture is saved. Select it, and press 'Open.'

Step 3 [http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a395/NewClassic/Silly/lolwut/img1.jpg]: Down at the bottom of the page (shown underlined in green), press 'Host It.'

Step 4 [http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a395/NewClassic/Silly/lolwut/img3.jpg]: This page should appear. If it does, then you've done everything correctly. If it does not, but the page that comes up is an advertisement, check your tabs and task bar. Imageshack redirects to advertisements. If that is not the case, return to Step 1.

Step 5 [http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a395/NewClassic/Silly/lolwut/img4.jpg]: Scroll down until you see the line labeled "Show image to friends", shown boxed in red. Highlight, and copy, the text in that line. (Right-Click > Copy OR Ctrl + C OR Apple + C (for Macs))

Step 6 [http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a395/NewClassic/Silly/lolwut/img5.jpg]: Put the link provided inside of image tags as shown. This should appear like so:
[IMG]http://img353.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gravityqg1.jpg [http://img353.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gravityqg1.jpg][/IMG]

[sup]Make a note that all forum tags such as [img][/img] can be all-uppercase or all-lowercase, but must remain uniform. The tag: [img]http://www.quotationspage.com/tag3.gif[/IMG] will not work because the beginning and end tags are different.[/sup]

mydogisblue post=18.72805.785165 said:
...I've drawn better...
Aside from the fact that that image is X-Box Huge, let's see. Your line work is very... I'm not sure. Scratchy. I feel like it could benefit from some fluidity. When you do your outlines, do you generally use long, smooth strokes, or short, scratchy lines to compose a larger line?

Frankly, the former is much better for inking, and usually makes the piece look that much cleaner. Otherwise, a very Sonic-the-Hedgehog-esque style, which is kinda neat, but not a lot to comment on, artistically. The arms look thin, the design is bland and uninteresting, and the foot on the left (his right foot) looks like it's on a different slope than the on on the right (his left). Also, huge hands, feet, and head, tiny everything-else. Also, the gun looks 2D.

It would help me a lot if I saw a piece you really, really worked hard on (shading et al) so I could figure out which parts need the most improvement. I can only note surface details with that.

Thanks for the advice. Like I said, I've drawn better and I'm hoping to post a picture soon that I actually took the time to draw, which I should still have somewhere...unless I threw them away...

But yeah Sonic is very, very easy for me to draw, if I took more time it obviously would've looked much better, this one was just meant to humour my friends so it should come across as kind of crappy.
 

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Thanks NewClassic.

Image below

Got it done in a few minutes. It's very, very minimum cartoonized linework. Tell me what you think people.

Note: The hands are fugly, I know. Again, I was in a hurry and sketched it pretty quick.
 

Dr Pussymagnet

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Here NewClassic, here's a better one that I drew. It's Niko.

Anyways I don't have a friggin' scanner or whatever, so I just took a picture of it with my camera so please just excuse how bad it kind of came out. Believe me it looks ALOT better if you saw it in person.
 

NewClassic_v1legacy

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mydogisblue post=18.72805.785390 said:

Here NewClassic, here's a better one that I drew. It's Niko.

Anyways I don't have a friggin' scanner or whatever, so I just took a picture of it with my camera so please just excuse how bad it kind of came out. Believe me it looks ALOT better if you saw it in person.
The attention to detail is nice, especially where the jacket and gloves are concerned. The face and anatomy, on the other hand, need some work, although those are always hard. My best advise is to always look at what you're drawing.

The thing about people is we have pre-conceived notions about what something is. If it looks like something, then it probably is. In our minds, they become symbols. The problem is when translating into artwork, we draw symbols. Instead of doing that, draw what you see, and only what you see. Pretend it's something completely foreign, and you're entirely unfamiliar with it. Every detail, every shadow and highlight, form and shape, is new and alien. Look to see exactly how to represent it. Don't draw what you think you see, draw what you see.

Hope that made sense. Hope even more that it helped. Oh, and don't be afraid to get the hair more definition, it will really fix some of the more distracting errors of the artwork itself.
 

ThaBenMan

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Has anybody looked at my stuff? :( The link is back on pg. 2... it's cool, though. It sucks.
 

Labyrinth

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NewClassic post=18.72805.782923 said:
To RAKtheUndead:
It's not an offense so much as it is civil disobedience. Not sure if art is anything other than a hobby, so I hesitate in really saying as much as I could. The pieces show a certain attention to detail, but a lack of practice. The only thing that tells me is you think hard on what you're drawing, but still haven't learned how to draw. It's a practiced trait, just like any other, so you can really get a lot from it by practicing. My suggestion is simply drawing things you see. Don't get so hung-up on details at first. Go sit somewhere and draw what you see. A tree, a ball, a swingset-set, a serial rapist. Maybe a houseplant, or a refrigerator.
First of all, you don't have to worry about giving me the harshest treatment possible - art is nothing more than a very minor hobby and not something I have ever considered as a career choice. I'm a student of the natural sciences, rather than one of any artistic bent.

To be honest, the only things I have any desire to draw are machines. Cars, aeroplanes, ships, et cetera. I have no real interest in drawing people - I have much more empathy for machinery anyway. Obviously, I have a problem with that all-important third dimension - probably a lack of practice, more than anything else.

Oh, by the way, I recognise that there are still construction lines and smudges on many of the drawings - I think that shows how much I'm actually interested in drawing. It's a minor thing, something that I could stand to get better at, but not something I consider at all imperative. I don't have a particularly good opinion of my created works by default, so feel free to rip into these drawings as much as possible.
 

Alliecat

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TheNecroswanson post=18.72805.783517 said:
Alliecat post=18.72805.783451 said:
For other photoshop users: Be warned! Filters aren't that cool. They are a trap!
Don't know what you mean. This is my fourth image using photoshop's filters and it's worked fine for me so far. I wanted the image to look like a comicesque night scene. It had a fully set up background and everything. I'm pleased with how they worked to create light, shadow, and simulate the visibility of objects in darkness with a light source. Though the light source was a little strong but that was my errror.

Also, I checked out your, I think it was yours, DA, and though I liked it, it fealt too contemporary.
Photoshop filters canbe nice- if you adjust them, and use them sparingly. Using them a lot or as a main part of your picture just shouts out -noob-. (in my opinion, of course)
Contemporary? Can you explain a bit what you mean by that?
 

Enskie

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I'm really new to this ok, how do I use the spoiler thing? Also, how do you post pictures without linking to Photobucket etc?
 

NewClassic_v1legacy

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Enskie post=18.72805.785660 said:
I'm really new to this ok, how do I use the spoiler thing? Also, how do you post pictures without linking to Photobucket etc?
For the complete guide:
I'm going to assume you will use ImageShack [http://imageshack.us/].

Step 1 [http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a395/NewClassic/Silly/lolwut/img1.jpg]: Open Imageshack's main page, press 'Browse.' (Shown Underlined in Red)

Step 2 [http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a395/NewClassic/Silly/lolwut/img2.jpg]: The browse folder should open, find the file where your picture is saved. Select it, and press 'Open.'

Step 3 [http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a395/NewClassic/Silly/lolwut/img1.jpg]: Down at the bottom of the page (shown underlined in green), press 'Host It.'

Step 4 [http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a395/NewClassic/Silly/lolwut/img3.jpg]: This page should appear. If it does, then you've done everything correctly. If it does not, but the page that comes up is an advertisement, check your tabs and task bar. Imageshack redirects to advertisements. If that is not the case, return to Step 1.

Step 5 [http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a395/NewClassic/Silly/lolwut/img4.jpg]: Scroll down until you see the line labeled "Show image to friends", shown boxed in red. Highlight, and copy, the text in that line. (Right-Click > Copy OR Ctrl + C OR Apple + C (for Macs))

Step 6 [http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a395/NewClassic/Silly/lolwut/img5.jpg]: Put the link provided inside of image tags as shown. This should appear like so:
[IMG]http://img353.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gravityqg1.jpg [http://img353.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gravityqg1.jpg][/IMG]

[sup]Make a note that all forum tags such as [img][/img] can be all-uppercase or all-lowercase, but must remain uniform. The tag: [img]http://www.quotationspage.com/tag3.gif[/IMG] will not work because the beginning and end tags are different.[/sup]

For the short guide:
If you have the direct URL for the image, the it's just pasting it between image tags. For example:
[IMG]http://img353.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gravityqg1.jpg[/IMG]

For spoiler tags, it's like images, just with "spoiler" for example:
[spoiler]blah blah[/spoiler] will yield:
blah blah

To have text, include it after the word but still in the tag, like so:
[spoiler=Blah blah before click]Blah blah after click[/spoiler] will yield:
Blah blah after click

Hope that helps.
 

Enskie

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NewClassic post=18.72805.785667 said:
Enskie post=18.72805.785660 said:
I'm really new to this ok, how do I use the spoiler thing? Also, how do you post pictures without linking to Photobucket etc?
For the complete guide:
I'm going to assume you will use ImageShack [http://imageshack.us/].

Step 1 [http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a395/NewClassic/Silly/lolwut/img1.jpg]: Open Imageshack's main page, press 'Browse.' (Shown Underlined in Red)

Step 2 [http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a395/NewClassic/Silly/lolwut/img2.jpg]: The browse folder should open, find the file where your picture is saved. Select it, and press 'Open.'

Step 3 [http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a395/NewClassic/Silly/lolwut/img1.jpg]: Down at the bottom of the page (shown underlined in green), press 'Host It.'

Step 4 [http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a395/NewClassic/Silly/lolwut/img3.jpg]: This page should appear. If it does, then you've done everything correctly. If it does not, but the page that comes up is an advertisement, check your tabs and task bar. Imageshack redirects to advertisements. If that is not the case, return to Step 1.

Step 5 [http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a395/NewClassic/Silly/lolwut/img4.jpg]: Scroll down until you see the line labeled "Show image to friends", shown boxed in red. Highlight, and copy, the text in that line. (Right-Click > Copy OR Ctrl + C OR Apple + C (for Macs))

Step 6 [http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a395/NewClassic/Silly/lolwut/img5.jpg]: Put the link provided inside of image tags as shown. This should appear like so:
[IMG]http://img353.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gravityqg1.jpg [http://img353.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gravityqg1.jpg][/IMG]

[sup]Make a note that all forum tags such as [img][/img] can be all-uppercase or all-lowercase, but must remain uniform. The tag: [img]http://www.quotationspage.com/tag3.gif[/IMG] will not work because the beginning and end tags are different.[/sup]

For the short guide:
If you have the direct URL for the image, the it's just pasting it between image tags. For example:
[IMG]http://img353.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gravityqg1.jpg[/IMG]

For spoiler tags, it's like images, just with "spoiler" for example:
[spoiler]blah blah[/spoiler] will yield:
blah blah

To have text, include it after the word but still in the tag, like so:
[spoiler=Blah blah before click]Blah blah after click[/spoiler] will yield:
Blah blah after click

Hope that helps.
Thank you, I was hitting F5 every few seconds, waiting for somebody to respond, I'm kinda hyped up on caffeine right now, so yeah, thank you again, very much appreciated.
 

the monopoly guy

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ThaBenMan post=18.72805.785515 said:
Has anybody looked at my stuff? :( The link is back on pg. 2... it's cool, though. It sucks.
I don't think anyone looked at mine either. They were bad but at least the last one was ok. I think.
 

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the monopoly guy post=18.72805.785691 said:
ThaBenMan post=18.72805.785515 said:
Has anybody looked at my stuff? :( The link is back on pg. 2... it's cool, though. It sucks.
I don't think anyone looked at mine either. They were bad but at least the last one was ok. I think.
I'm more worried about the fact that half of my stuff is unfinished. But that's my fault.
 

Enskie

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Now that NewClassic has very kindly provided me with the knowledge required to upload images, I am free to do so.

 

NewClassic_v1legacy

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Time for more of NewClassic being pretentious full of himself helpful?

To RAKtheUndead
As I suggested, you very clearly lack the practice to be showing the level of detail you're aiming for. As such, you really should practice the smaller, easier stuff before going onto concept art and the like. Especially when dealing with technology, considering how very detail oriented they are. Especially in concept-format you've drawn.

To practice, I'd say start by drawing machinery you can look at. Sit down in front of something, like a little robo-spider [http://cell18189.tripod.com/robots/Pictures/SpiderRobot.jpg] and draw it exactly as you see it. Look very carefully as what connects where, how it connects, and why it connects. When you come to understand the machinery from an artistic standpoint, then you can really get the groundwork for the more complicated stuff. Start small, it's always the best place to start.

To The Monopoly Guy
Your drawing was interesting, but that's not much else to say on it. It's foreground-intensive, it lacks shading, and doesn't have a lot of definition to it. The fact that you have to label it means you're not expressing the image, artistically, that you're trying to. The best way to fix this is probably to reference everything. Seriously, everything.

To ThaBenMan
You angular line-work reminds me quite a bit of Samurai Jack. I like the simplicity and still the attention to detail. The only thing I can suggest is practice more on shading, as well as referencing humans (although, oddly, only those facing the point of view. The 3/4 folks are fine). I absolutely love the fish people. Seriously, they're awesome.

That's it for me, more to come later after I eat.
 

ThaBenMan

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the monopoly guy post=18.72805.785691 said:
ThaBenMan post=18.72805.785515 said:
Has anybody looked at my stuff? :( The link is back on pg. 2... it's cool, though. It sucks.
I don't think anyone looked at mine either. They were bad but at least the last one was ok. I think.
Yeah, the dinosaur skull is pretty sweet. And I like the stumpy thing, it's funny, a clever idea.

And NewClassic, thank you for the feedback. I agree with your suggestions for improvement. I very rarely work with any sort of reference, so some things are bound to be off. And I just plain don't like shading XD I wish I could show you some stuff from classes where I was forced to shade and draw from life (and the stuff in that link is over 6 yrs old, I like to think I've improved quite a lot).
I like your coffee shop pic, reminds me of this time I had to draw the interior of the student union for class once.

And Enskie, very nice stuff there! I especially love the drawing of the warrior. And your photoshop stuff is very cool, that's the sort of stuff I'm ignorant of and would love to learn about.
 

meatloaf231

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NewClassic post=18.72805.785755 said:
Time for more of NewClassic being pretentious full of himself helpful?
I smell an "I bet he's Cockney" situation a-brewing...
 

Enskie

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Ok, I also did some poetry a while back (ok, I still dabble in it).

Endeavour? Whatever
You think that you?re so clever

I?d love to live another day
But I can?t live my life this way

I love you, so it?s your way
should I go or should I stay

I?ll not wait, until my dying days
I?ll go with a bang into the evening rays

** Chorus **
Endeavour? Whatever
You think that you?re so clever
Just tell me, if so clever
Why bother to endeavour

Endeavour? Whatever
You think that you?re so clever
Just tell me, if so clever
Why bother to endeavour
** Chorus **

If I died
Would you cry

even let out a sigh
And if so, then why

I wouldn?t bother to try
So why would you bother to lie

** Chorus **
Endeavour? Whatever
You think that you?re so clever
Just tell me, if so clever
Why bother to endeavour

Endeavour? Whatever
You think that you?re so clever
Just tell me, if so clever
Why bother to endeavour
** Chorus **

Hear No Evil

All I can do is sit here
Another day, another call
All these sighs, all these lies
And listen to it all

** Chorus **
And I never wanted to know
All these stories I hear
But they don?t know I?m listening
When they speak without fear
** Chorus **

Joe is one the regulars
I know his story by heart
It?s the same one he tells everyday
Because he?s made lying his art

And he thinks that she?ll never guess
?Cause his wife pretends she doesn?t know
So everyday she listens to the lies
?Cause she?s afraid and she can?t let him go

** Chorus **
And I never wanted to know
All these stories I hear
But they don?t know I?m listening
When they speak without fear
** Chorus **

And I listen to Danny talk to no one
Because he just can?t make the call
Even though she loves him so dearly
But he?s afraid that he?ll ruin it all

And everyday he just sits at the payphone
But he never quite makes it to the dial
I think one day I?ll do it for him
And he?ll be happy for my use of guile

** Chorus **
And I never wanted to know
All these stories I hear
But they don?t know I?m listening
When they speak without fear
** Chorus **

And nobody knows...
Nobody knows...
Nobody knows...
About me...

Don?t you know?
Don?t you know?
Don?t you know ?

Don?t you know how pretty she is?
With tears of razor blades
Her reflection never fades

Isn?t she just like a picture?
Smiling daggers at you
With bleeding eyes of blue

And she?s just so perfect
She?s got suicide notes for
The day that she?s no more

** Chorus **
And don?t you know?
Just what you?ve done?
Lost the match but said you won

And don?t you know?
Just how it goes?
Write a play but no one shows
** Chorus **

You?re singing bliss
And all the while
You?re dying with a smile

You?ve signed for a loss
But won?t sign for her
It?s a day to remember

And now you see her face
Those bleeding blues
And razor truths

** Chorus **
And don?t you know?
Just what you?ve done?
Lost the match but said you won

And don?t you know?
Just how it goes?
Write a play but no one shows
** Chorus **

The final day has died
In your arms, a suicide
Many thanks to cyanide

And serenity comes easy
To those who died in pain
Or spent a life in vain

One two three, here we go now
One two three, here we go now
One two three, here we go now

We?re alone in the crowd
Shout out but ain?t so loud
What are we gonna do

Psyche! It?s all a delusion
Another violent illusion
Screaming down Hell?s highway

Fear, the power of Eden
?Cause we?re still believin?
That we?ll make it someday

** Chorus **
We?re snorting coke, drinking wine
Let?s do it again just one more time
So we?ll forget about our sins

Let?s go shoot up, pop a pill
Whatever gets a thrill
So we?ll forget about life
** Chorus **

Heaven, it?s just a step away
But we didn?t make it, there today
And every step we take, we fall down

We?re just so deluded
Our minds are concluded
Think we know every-fuckin?-thing

I?m speeding down
The highway to the town
Of sinners, of the lost and damned

We live a lie
Don?t even try
To think

** Chorus **
We?re snorting coke, drinking wine
Let?s do it again just one more time
So we?ll forget about our sins

Let?s go shoot up, pop a pill
Whatever gets a thrill
So we?ll forget about our lives
** Chorus **

I?m out of my mind
Going blind
But fuck it, let?s do it again

Is it all a dream
Nothing?s what it seems
But maybe that?s just me

I don?t know what I?d do
Yeah, I don?t know what I?d do
If I couldn?t be near you
Couldn?t be near you...

I wish I could kiss away your fears
And I wish I were your tears
Born in your eyes, die on your lips
Wrapped around your fingertips

And it?s never what it seems
Just a figment of my dreams
But you?ve always been so kind
Now I can?t remove you from my mind

** Chorus **
I need to know for once
I need to know for sure
I have to know for me
I have to know for all

It?s not a choice I want to make
It?s not a choice I want to take
But there?s nothing else to say
But there is no other way
** Chorus **

I?ve never once had you
Lord help me, that much is true
But you?ve always had me
Though you just can?t see

But that?s the way it needs to stay
That way, day after day
Because if you ever knew
Then I couldn?t be true

One more lie would pass these lips
So that I wouldn?t have to take the hits
Since I?ve never played the leader
Always been the quiet little reader

** Chorus **
I need to know for once
I need to know for sure
I have to know for me
I have to know for all

It?s not a choice I want to make
It?s not a choice I want to take
But there?s nothing else to say
But there is no other way
** Chorus **

I?m fading now, since you forget
That I am here, but no regret
Because I?m still waiting
I?m still anticipating

That day when you wake up
I?m not asking for a breakup
Just to say to your face
Something that?s not in my place

But I can?t hold my tongue for long
Though I know that I am wrong
It?s not my place to say ?I love you?
But nothing else would be true

** Chorus **
I need to know for once
I need to know for sure
I have to know for me
I have to know for all

It?s not a choice I want to make
It?s not a choice I want to take
But there?s nothing else to say
But there is no other way
** Chorus **

I wish that I believed in us
But I?ve never seen the walrus
That they sung about a few years ago
So I knew I?d never know

What we could have been
If only you had seen...
If only you had seen...

We?re cynical and critical
all we know is what we?re told
The hypocrisy of democracy
And we think we?re so bold

We?re generation x
Also called the walking dead
In an education rebellion
An army of poets, so well read

It?s a war on peace
Paranoia, so absurd
The truth is silent now
People censoring our every word

** Chorus **
Depression sessions
For troubled youths
Full of unsaid words
With hidden truths

It?s paranoia for the disturbed
The disturbia of the world
** Chorus **

All the faceless companies
A thousand accusations hurled

** Chorus **
Depression sessions
For troubled youths
Full of unsaid words
With hidden truths

It?s paranoia for the disturbed
The disturbia of the world
** Chorus **

All the faceless companies
A thousand accusations hurled

The death of terror
It?s just a theoretical
Invade Iran for oil
So far it?s just hypothetical?

We see all
With blind eyes
Whilst children starve
And politicians lie

It?s all plain to see
But we just let it be

The Unborn

Ever dying
Ever crying
Bleeding out our souls

We?re the unborn
We?re so forlorn
Never shall we die

We?ve never been alive
Yet we struggle to survive
We are the unborn

We?re selling out the sun
And now we?re on the run
We won?t pay for our crimes

** Chorus **
We are ever dying
Ever crying
Bleeding out our souls

We can?t hold on anymore
Hearts bleeding and raw
All for none and none for all
** Chorus **

How much longer
How much wronger
Will this world survive

We can?t hold on
So it?s so long
Goodbye from the unborn

We?re fighting for a cause
Supported by unjust laws
Why do we bother anymore

We?re fading away
We?re going astray
Just like the unborn

** Chorus **
We are ever dying
Ever crying
Bleeding out our souls

We can?t hold on anymore
Hearts bleeding and raw
All for none and none for all
** Chorus **

They are the unborn
They are so forlorn
We are the unborn

I?ve suffered a thousand sins
Experienced unimaginable things
In the name of a God who wasn?t there

I?m heading forwards into the night
Running, running from the light
From a God who wasn?t there

I cried a million tears
Suffered a million fears
For a God who didn?t care

** Chorus **
I cried and lied, for Him
I tried and died, for Him
And in the end He didn?t care

Because He?s the God who wasn?t there

For him, a million times
For just a single sign
From the God who didn?t care

Because my God was never there
** Chorus **

In the end it all went up in flames
The children died in fire and pain
And through it all He watched us die

The mothers cried and fathers raged
Their sorrow and grief was not assuaged
Because their God had made them cry

The preachers cried ?Thy will be done!?
And the fools did follow ?Thy will be done!?
Following their priests into the flames

** Chorus **
I cried and lied, for Him
I tried and died, for Him
And in the end He didn?t care

Because He?s the God who wasn?t there

For him, a million times
For just a single sign
From the God who didn?t care

Because my God was never there
** Chorus **


When it came to end it all
God thought us so small
That he tossed us away

But we?ve never been alive
We?ve just been paralysed
Blindfolded and left for damned

When your landlord is screaming
?Cause you ain?t paid your bills
Since you?re too busy dreaming
And out seeking thrills

And your best friends have left you
?Cause you?re always stoned
And there?s nothing you can do
When they repossess all that you owned

And there?s no point in crying
?Cause nobody cares
And when you feel like dying
But you just wouldn?t dare

And you?ve had a few drinks
?Cause you?re feeling like shit
And the regulars are sharing a wink
?Cause they know all about it

And the bartender knows
?Cause he?s seen it before
So he cuts you off
And you?re thrown out the door

And you?re asleep in the gutter
?Cause you don?t care about life
And the passers-by mutter
?Cause you used to have a wife

And the ambulance arrives
?Cause you had too much booze
Since paramedics save lives
Even ones with nothing to lose

And your friends come to see you
?Cause they?re supposed to
But there?s nothing to say
And no reason to delay

And when it comes to decide
?Cause there?s no better time
A few pills of Cyanide
Washed down with wine

A bottle of rum sitting there
Where you should have been
But in the end I don?t care

?Cause the rum?s a better friend
Always gonna be there
Till I drink it to its end

Now the questions come pounding
Knocking down the doors
Their screams resounding

Why aren?t you here
It?s because you?re with him
And now I?m with a beer

** Chorus **
You left me standing in the dust
In the middle of nowheresville
And now my liver?s gone to rust

But sad songs just don?t fit
And self pity is for the weak
Another beer, another cigarette is lit
** Chorus **

So I?ll start to self implode
Detonating a nuclear bomb
Watching my brain explode

Would you like to inherit my heart
I?ve got no use for it
Another piece of broken art

So he?s rich and cool and nice and sweet
He?s everything you ever wanted
He?s also dead, if we ever meet

Now I?m tired of all the lies
Wasting my time on you
With all these failed tries

** Chorus **
You left me standing in the dust
In the middle of nowheresville
And now my liver?s gone to rust

But sad songs just don?t fit
And self pity is for the weak
Another beer, another cigarette is lit
** Chorus **

I?m going nowhere fast just
Sitting on the road
Victim of your interminable lust

I love the way
People talk about today
When there?s nothing to say
Tomorrow?s just another day

Looking forward forever
There?s no you and me together
But honestly, whatever

I?ll suicide, with cyanide
Death from your inflated pride
Even though I was on your side

** Chorus **
Send up more hoorays
I?ll just send you away
And tomorrow?s just another day

The future?s oh so bleak
A sky of gray and you the streak
A streak of the lies, you reek
** Chorus **

So let yourself fall away
No more time for you to stay
Flattened grass where once we lay

If today?s the day to die
Then I won?t bother to try
I?ll just sit inside and cry
And of course I?ll wonder why

Why do we bother anymore
Forgetting of course, the law
Why bother with our aches and sores


** Chorus **
Send up more hoorays
I?ll just send you away
And tomorrow?s just another day

The future?s oh so bleak
A sky of gray and you the streak
A streak of the lies, you reek
** Chorus **

Why fight for a reason
Just fight in any season
Fling away your precious reason

You?re not here today
Haven?t been here for me to say
I shouldn?t have been that way

And tomorrow?s just another day

So where do I go from here?
How do I face my fears?
I keep thinking of what I know
But I don?t know where to go

So how do I know what?s real?
How do I know what to feel?
I?ve never had to fight
Never had to defend my rights

But I?ll never give in to them
And there?s a message I?d like to send

**Chorus**
My bones will break and turn to dust
My heart will fade and begin to rust
But so long as I?ve got breath in my lungs
I?ll know I?ve won
**Chorus**

When do you know you?re done?
When you?re lying under the desert sun
When do you know you?re over?
When you feel drunk but you?re still sober

How does it feel to lie?
How does it feel to die?
These are the things I know
But I don?t know where to go

But I?ll never give in to them
And there?s a message I?d like to send

**Chorus**
My bones will break and turn to dust
My heart will fade and begin to rust
But so long as I?ve got breath in my lungs
I?ll know I?ve won
**Chorus**

Did you ever think to say
Who took our dreams away?
I?ve often asked the bureaucrats
Who told me to go back home and shut my trap

Decadence and eloquence
And diamond rings mean nothing
We used all the excuses in the books
Now we?ve got to think of something

Dead people, they tell no lies
So jot down all the names you think of
Hit that button next to you
Send me over the edge I?m on the brink of

I subscribe to paralyse
these lies we?re being told
You gotta know when to place a bet
And better yet know when to fold

**Chorus**
We?re decadent and eloquent
With all our morals broke and bent
Crying from our birth to death
Loving life yet dream of rest

We?re decadent and eloquent
With all our morals broke and bent
Crying from our birth to death
Loving life yet dream of rest
**Chorus**

We demand the truth
Yet love their lies
Let them sing to us
A poisoned lullaby

A polished speech
About a soldier?s death
They?ll meet the press
Dressed in their best

Drugs for our memory
Screw around our brains
Drugs to keep us calm
Forget our aches and pains

**Chorus**
We?re decadent and eloquent
With all our morals broke and bent
Crying from our birth to death
Loving life yet dream of rest

We?re decadent and eloquent
With all our morals broke and bent
Crying from our birth to death
Loving life yet dream of rest
**Chorus**

Who
Are you
And why
Do you weep alone?

Do I
Defy
Your heart
It fits me like a glove

This is what we say
When someone fades away
They?re just another
Broken dreamer

Sing along to the drums
Going off, exploding like the guns
In a mind game of real lies
Can?t decipher false from fiction

** Chorus **
This is just the way
This is the way to play
A game of truth and lies
Which is which and who decides

So choose your side
Strap up for the ride
Fight to find another way
Or another game to play
** Chorus **

Bombs away and away we go
Lights out, flicker on for the show
Detached from nothing at all
Connected to everything about you

Peace found only damnation
Serenity finds death in salvation
Because nothing makes sense
Happiness is not what you expect

Cheap party tricks to amuse
Hallucinations to confuse
A mind of aggression
That refuses to die

Broken bones and sing-a-longs
Sticks and stones with pity songs
As you lie on the floor
But it ain?t for attention

** Chorus **
This is just the way
This is the way to play
A game of truth and lies
Which is which and who decides

So choose your side
Strap up for the ride
Fight to find another way
Or another game to play
** Chorus **

Life and death reign over our minds
But in the end it?s life that binds
Us to our petty little lives here
As we plod along to sound of the drums

Freaks of nature taking place
In a species born to race
As we fight to be stronger
And live longer, so we die weaker

All the times I thought of you
There was nothing I could do
No instant cure for your disease
Somebody help me, help me please

All those nights I spent awake
Waiting for every breath you?d take
I don?t know why I?ve never thought
About the reasons that we fought

** Chorus **
I never asked about the lies
Though I saw them in your eyes
And never wondered why you left
Just left me like all the rest

You showed your selfishness, without
A single trace of guilt or doubt
And through it all you kept saying
I?ll never leave you, I?m staying
** Chorus **

Every tear I saw you shed
Were they real or in my head?
You said I?d never leave your mind
Your constant lies have left me blind

How did I never think to ask
Who was it behind your mask
I always assumed that it was you
But now I know that is not true

** Chorus **
I never asked about the lies
Though I saw them in your eyes
And never wondered why you left
Just left me like all the rest

You showed your selfishness, without
A single trace of guilt or doubt
And through it all you kept saying
I?ll never leave you, I?m staying
** Chorus **

I know right now it sounds absurd
And goodbye is just a word
But nonetheless I?ll say goodbye
Have a nice life, don?t forget to die


Those are about 1/8th of the songs, and there's at least 100+ poems (other than songs)in assorted formats that I haven't put up here. If you want the rest, then they can be found here: http://enskie.deviantart.com/.
 

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[/spoiler] My first (good) abstract

My internet is being gay atm so I'll put some other stuff up when I get home

Sorry about the crap quality.. Its a jpeg *shudder*
 

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NewClassic post=18.72805.785755 said:
To The Monopoly Guy
Your drawing was interesting, but that's not much else to say on it. It's foreground-intensive, it lacks shading, and doesn't have a lot of definition to it. The fact that you have to label it means you're not expressing the image, artistically, that you're trying to. The best way to fix this is probably to reference everything. Seriously, everything.
*ahem*
What? I don't get the labeling thing and the referenceing.
Also, it only took me about five minutes I used notebook paper, just a quick sketch.
 

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unabomberman post=18.72805.785353 said:
Thanks NewClassic.

Image below

Got it done in a few minutes. It's very, very minimum cartoonized linework. Tell me what you think people.

Note: The hands are fugly, I know. Again, I was in a hurry and sketched it pretty quick.
The right one is a great angle! Perfectly drawn. I am still trying to adjust myself to that >.<;;
 

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Enskie post=18.72805.785732 said:
Now that NewClassic has very kindly provided me with the knowledge required to upload images, I am free to do so.

Really good with color. I'm impressed. ^_^
I really like the photography and the way you photoshop it. It looks wonderful.
 

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Zen- That abstract is really pretty. I am really into the graphic/design style of work- especially when it has words incorporated into it somehow.

my own personal preference, would be to have some of it stick out from the muted quality of it. It's like you put a low-contract filter over it, and I wanted some of the flower to free it's way out of the overlay and be sharp.
 

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Alliecat post=18.72805.785912 said:
Zen- That abstract is really pretty. I am really into the graphic/design style of work- especially when it has words incorporated into it somehow.

my own personal preference, would be to have some of it stick out from the muted quality of it. It's like you put a low-contract filter over it, and I wanted some of the flower to free it's way out of the overlay and be sharp.
Its the jpeg.. I swear!!

You see a flower in that! Intresting
 

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RAKtheUndead post=18.72805.783853 said:
meatloaf231 post=18.72805.782783 said:
Monkfish Acc. post=18.72805.782767 said:
Labyrinth, you get no kudos. You are clearly some sort of machine, or genetic experiment, designed to draw so well that it just becomes unfair. I blame science. Blast you, science!
Seriously. Nobody can be that well-learned, well-spoken, skilled at instrument(s), a great artist, and yet be that young.

She's a robot. Or a witch. Or a robot witch.
I'm just waiting for evidence of scientific talent before I condemn her for witchcraft (but secretly revere her as a goddess). Science is my yardstick of real talent.
To further my ego trip.. yes, co-incidentally. I'm very good at science, mostly because I have an analytical mind, huge amounts of curiosity, creativity and a wide general scientific knowledge and understanding. I also read and understand articles in scientific magazines and journals, such as Scientific American. Bow down, ye mere mortals.

Enskie your stuff is fantastic. I love the Ministery of Truth thing. Really calls out to my angsty political irritation. The use of colour is good, along with that of contrast.

Alliecat post=18.72805.783451 said:
Labrynth: Your Shading and contrasting is really good. You have lights and darks down. Are you using a live model for these pictures, or a magazine picture? Magazine are flat, and flatten out the model, so sometimes, the translation can get skewered- watch out!
Don't be afraid to either get rid of all your lines, or translate everything into line work. (the lack of definition around your face in the profile picture could be worked a bit more)
For the figuratives, it was images off of DeviantArt. My self portrait was done with a mirror, and I've done other sketches not posted yet from life. As for the flat nature, I don't believe that the scanning process helps there. It uses a different light to the one I draw with and view with, so images appear in a different way. Yes. I'm blaming equipment. Go me. Thanks for your feedback, and for the advice too. I need that.
 

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Ares Tyr post=18.72805.786262 said:
Enskie, that knight is bad ass, and the photoshops are rather pretty.
Labyrinth post=18.72805.786028 said:
Enskie your stuff is fantastic. I love the Ministery of Truth thing. Really calls out to my angsty political irritation.
Alliecat post=18.72805.785905 said:
Enskie post=18.72805.785732 said:
Now that NewClassic has very kindly provided me with the knowledge required to upload images, I am free to do so.

Really good with color. I'm impressed. ^_^
I really like the photography and the way you photoshop it. It looks wonderful.
Firstly, massive ego-trip right there...

Umm..wow, people like this stuff. I was told by quite a few people to get some 'real' skill and make some of my own artwork because, with exception to the "Ministry Of Truth" image, all of those are just edits in Photoshop CS2, with the Minitrue(readers of 1984 ought to get that) one having been made from scratch, though again in CS2.

Thank you very much, I am both gladdened and slightly stunned that people genuinely took an interest in my work and found it to be decent.
 

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Enskie post=18.72805.786396 said:
Firstly, massive ego-trip right there...

Umm..wow, people like this stuff. I was told by quite a few people to get some 'real' skill and make some of my own artwork because, with exception to the "Ministry Of Truth" image, all of those are just edits in Photoshop CS2, with the Minitrue(readers of 1984 ought to get that) one having been made from scratch, though again in CS2.

Thank you very much, I am both gladdened and slightly stunned that people genuinely took an interest in my work and found it to be decent.
It's no less of an artform to be able to edit images than it is to create them. They're just different thing to try. Photomanipluation has amounted some amazing art in its time as a possibility.
 

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Enskie post=18.72805.786396 said:
Ares Tyr post=18.72805.786262 said:
Enskie, that knight is bad ass, and the photoshops are rather pretty.
Labyrinth post=18.72805.786028 said:
Enskie your stuff is fantastic. I love the Ministery of Truth thing. Really calls out to my angsty political irritation.
Alliecat post=18.72805.785905 said:
Enskie post=18.72805.785732 said:
Now that NewClassic has very kindly provided me with the knowledge required to upload images, I am free to do so.

Really good with color. I'm impressed. ^_^
I really like the photography and the way you photoshop it. It looks wonderful.
Firstly, massive ego-trip right there...

Umm..wow, people like this stuff. I was told by quite a few people to get some 'real' skill and make some of my own artwork because, with exception to the "Ministry Of Truth" image, all of those are just edits in Photoshop CS2, with the Minitrue(readers of 1984 ought to get that) one having been made from scratch, though again in CS2.

Thank you very much, I am both gladdened and slightly stunned that people genuinely took an interest in my work and found it to be decent.
I get told all the time my art is weird, rip-off or other things like-'contemporary' (which I'm still waiting for that person to explain in his own words)

Art to me is creating/taking images and making them something worthy to look at and think about. I am not a big fan of purely conceptual art, nor am I a fan of purely visual art. It has to be a combination. (I also really like glamour, fashion, stylized art. hard to explain- very graphic, design oriented art)

And so, your art made me smile.
 

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Alliecat post=18.72805.785646 said:
TheNecroswanson post=18.72805.783517 said:
Alliecat post=18.72805.783451 said:
For other photoshop users: Be warned! Filters aren't that cool. They are a trap!
Don't know what you mean. This is my fourth image using photoshop's filters and it's worked fine for me so far. I wanted the image to look like a comicesque night scene. It had a fully set up background and everything. I'm pleased with how they worked to create light, shadow, and simulate the visibility of objects in darkness with a light source. Though the light source was a little strong but that was my errror.

Also, I checked out your, I think it was yours, DA, and though I liked it, it fealt too contemporary.
Photoshop filters canbe nice- if you adjust them, and use them sparingly. Using them a lot or as a main part of your picture just shouts out -noob-. (in my opinion, of course)
Contemporary? Can you explain a bit what you mean by that?
Think as if everyone started painting Picasso pictures. That would make it contemporary, the "in thing" to do. Though I liked your gallery, it just seemed to be on par with, well, a good 65% of what I see, and that's just me, on DA and other web sites. It feels like it doesn't add anything new or original. It just feels like you have a lot of potential, and it goes to your standard Betty Page fan art. (simple analogy, not saying anything)
DISCLAIMER: I know my art is just as goofy and contemporary from an anime standpoint as well. I just suck that badly :p.

Anyone out there agree with me that DA needs to put a ban on Naruto fan art? Seriously, it's like.....80% of the damn site.
 

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Labyrinth post=18.72805.786028 said:
RAKtheUndead post=18.72805.783853 said:
meatloaf231 post=18.72805.782783 said:
Monkfish Acc. post=18.72805.782767 said:
Labyrinth, you get no kudos. You are clearly some sort of machine, or genetic experiment, designed to draw so well that it just becomes unfair. I blame science. Blast you, science!
Seriously. Nobody can be that well-learned, well-spoken, skilled at instrument(s), a great artist, and yet be that young.

She's a robot. Or a witch. Or a robot witch.
I'm just waiting for evidence of scientific talent before I condemn her for witchcraft (but secretly revere her as a goddess). Science is my yardstick of real talent.
To further my ego trip.. yes, co-incidentally. I'm very good at science, mostly because I have an analytical mind, huge amounts of curiosity, creativity and a wide general scientific knowledge and understanding. I also read and understand articles in scientific magazines and journals, such as Scientific American. Bow down, ye mere mortals.
Actually, there is one more criterion that I have to analyse before I decide whether condemnation of witchcraft or worship is due. Cars - your opinion, please.

Enskie, well done on the image manipulation. Skilfully done.

NewClassic, obviously, a lot of talent there.
 

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TheNecroswanson post=18.72805.786533 said:
Anyone out there agree with me that DA needs to put a ban on Naruto fan art? Seriously, it's like.....80% of the damn site.
There just needs to be a ban on Naruto full stop.
 

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TheNecroswanson post=18.72805.786533 said:
Alliecat post=18.72805.785646 said:
TheNecroswanson post=18.72805.783517 said:
Alliecat post=18.72805.783451 said:
For other photoshop users: Be warned! Filters aren't that cool. They are a trap!
Don't know what you mean. This is my fourth image using photoshop's filters and it's worked fine for me so far. I wanted the image to look like a comicesque night scene. It had a fully set up background and everything. I'm pleased with how they worked to create light, shadow, and simulate the visibility of objects in darkness with a light source. Though the light source was a little strong but that was my errror.

Also, I checked out your, I think it was yours, DA, and though I liked it, it fealt too contemporary.
Photoshop filters canbe nice- if you adjust them, and use them sparingly. Using them a lot or as a main part of your picture just shouts out -noob-. (in my opinion, of course)
Contemporary? Can you explain a bit what you mean by that?
Think as if everyone started painting Picasso pictures. That would make it contemporary, the "in thing" to do. Though I liked your gallery, it just seemed to be on par with, well, a good 65% of what I see, and that's just me, on DA and other web sites. It feels like it doesn't add anything new or original. It just feels like you have a lot of potential, and it goes to your standard Betty Page fan art. (simple analogy, not saying anything)
DISCLAIMER: I know my art is just as goofy and contemporary from an anime standpoint as well. I just suck that badly :p.

Anyone out there agree with me that DA needs to put a ban on Naruto fan art? Seriously, it's like.....80% of the damn site.
OH GOD YES! I'm sick of signing onto Deviant art and it tells me- This is the new populare art! -Naruto-Naruto_naruto_naruto-Naruto
NooooooooOO!!!!
 

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My latest visual offering.

Did this in about an hour (Minus inking) She's a support character I'm going to use in the manga I'm planning. ^_^



There's a full explination about my mangas story on "Ellie's" image on dA.
http://chaerg-major.deviantart.com/art/Elizabeth-Inked-99813743
 

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Enjoy =D

PS: They are better in higher res.. Blame Jpeg =(
 

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Here's a poem I did a while back.

The Glass Eater

Upon the faulted floor my body stood
The rotten wood around it reeling
A liven body standing there
Straining one soft glance against the ceiling

Blackened walls ignite the mist and fog
So the sated lake and lungs are seared
Long the body beheld the flame
But turned away and through the shadows peered

In the coldest corner the child slept
Fading by a breath of balmy light
The body grasped her in its arms
And awoke her to its depraved delight

An innocent sigh played across her lips
But writhing within his grip she cries
So quickly tore herself away
And tried to rend both her widening eyes

He lashed her hands behind her back
And threw her down upon a chair
He gazed into her flawless face
Using his hand he parts her lovely hair

?Tell me child what horrors have thy known??
Said I, jaws twisted in a smile
?Where has thy sinless being been??
Her soul shrieked and shuddered all the while

?I have fallen from out the fallow air
The soundless plane of thorns and thunder
Long ago, I was happy there
An exalted realm of waning wonder

My village grew upon a solid stone
With water on every single side
Oh, how many a pleasant home
Housed many a people of dreadful pride

I was conceived in the excess of joy
And laughed as an infant at play
Dancing in the forests wild
My parents praised my perfection each day

Through the great labyrinths of love I wandered
I had stopped by an orchard to sing
From a flower emerged a moth
With four dark signs upon his wing

Fluttering, then he lands within my palm
And rasping loud he whispers with glee
?Long have I been waiting for you
Little one, I wish to follow with thee?

?Then come? I said, ?the sun has long since set
And the pallid moon is ringing high?
The moth pursued my fleeting form
A loathsome look within each gleaming eye

Coming home, I had gone to lie in bed
Nodding in the covers to keep warm
While the moth had lain awake
To perch upon my mother?s sleeping form

She speaks into the sheets as it digs deep
Rolling round she drops upon the floor
Father forced his mind to follow
While I had flown through the bedroom door

?Father! Father!? I could not stop crying
?The noxious insect; nesting, breeding
Heaven help me, I was betrayed
Mother?s dead body will not stop bleeding!?

A great red trunk had grown from out her wound
Each muscle became a spreading root
Bones and limbs were the tree?s branches
Each produced a succulent swollen fruit

And many of these fruits began to burst
Another nest of dark moths within
These moths would fly to other homes
So more trees would begin to sprout again

A cloud of moths had swept throughout the land
Trees grew from every human being
I had escaped to the seashore
By then I could not endure seeing?


?Oh little girl, I have grown to fear thee
And that burning curse within thine eyes
Had you died or art thou dying?
Your sullen looks betray thy fiendish lies?

?No not dead yet sir, but wishful thinking
For lonely atop those dunes I dwelt
With nothing left but sand to eat
I prayed the pain would end the pangs I felt

And there were no more loaves of stone to break
The great heat had left me freshly scarred
My lesions were forced wide open
Where blood touched, there would form a single shard

And these shards resembled frozen water
I ate glass that formed beneath my feet
Eating until my legs turned dry
The taste was just as sharp as it was sweet

By these glass bits betwixt my parted lips
My torment persisted all the same
Turning towards the fatal forest
Onto the massive graveyard I came

My homeland was its pulsing heart
And there my mother?s tree still grew,
Now the size of a great tower
The bark had taken a hideous hue

The sunken wood shrank back beneath my touch,
I departed through the yawning maw
Searching within the vast caverns
What I found filled me with horror and awe

My moth had amassed with every man
Grown with every single man consumed
Every man and every mother
That lay buried beneath the trees entombed

With an infected gaze he drew me near
And laughing loud, spoke to me once more
?I wish to thank thee little girl
For all your selfless service wrought before.?


His raw flesh spills from out the boiling bone
Ripping forth and bursting at its seams
A human body breaks anew
To beguile my broken mind to dreams

It was by your touch that I awakened
Yet you are not this man I once knew
Nor is this the godless chamber
In which all my terrors had turned true?

Her heaving voice was choked in labored breath
She collapsed and wept against my feet
Broke both her bonds to clasp my hands
She pulled me low so both our lips could meet

Crawling things with dead legs and beating wings
Poured from out her throat and onto mine
The body bent forward his head
To see how many red roots intertwine
 

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Here's some thing I made during one of my classes on Friday. Make of it what you will.


EDIT: Woah... Cainbrain... that is one crazy sweet poem there.
 

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meatloaf231 post=18.72805.788221 said:
Here's some thing I made during one of my classes on Friday. Make of it what you will.

It's a lizard dancing atop a cliff while the sun rises behind it. It's a very happy dance.

When I first saw videos of Spore a few years ago, I decided I wanted to make an race of sentient Crabs, I drew an epic (overused word I know, but It was epic, it was like 300) picture of Crabs battling Will Wright's Care Bears. It was very gory. But I seem to have lost it.

But I did find this:
[http://imageshack.us]
Drew this back when I used to play that Games Workshop stuff. If memory serves correct it's meant to be a dwarven warrior (a bald dwarven warrior)
 

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Well, since I'm logged in an' all...

I dabble in fractal art. I'm really quite bad at it - I'd say I'm still learning but that'd wrongly imply that I'm actually trying. I pretty much throw everything against the Apophysis wall and see what sticks.

Anyway, you'll find my stuff over here [http://youarethere.deviantart.com], because it's 4:35am and I reeeeeally can't be arsed to deal with the amount of forum code required to put them directly into this post.
 

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Out of immense boredom and in desperation for something to kill time, I've decided to upload a bit of my photography. There's nothing special about it I know, so be gentle if criticizing.







I particularly like this one, it looks like there's nothing but open sky behind the cabin. I just think it looks really cool :p


Most of these (Actually, all of them with the exception of the Absinthe shot), were taken on an overnight trip my 12th grade class took up to a cabin in the mountains. The camera I owned at the time was a piece of junk (Kodak Easyshare) which is why the image quality isn't great.
 

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It's not a drawing, but a sculpture would still be art, right?


Why is the penguin standing on top of CDs? To show how it's mightier than Paramore, Daughtry,
Coldplay, Lupe Fiasco, and Evanescence combined. It's true.
 

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Shivari post=18.72805.788538 said:
It's not a drawing, but a sculpture would still be art, right?


Why is the penguin standing on top of CDs? To show how it's mightier than Paramore, Daughtry,
Coldplay, Lupe Fiasco, and Evanescence combined. It's true.
I just fell in love with that penguin...

I especially like the sunglasses- nice touch, Shivari.
 

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So I can't find any of my art that's actually on the computer right now, and I don't feel like scanning anything in, so here's a little poem I wrote a few years back.

For Glory! For Glory!
Ever comes the cry
For Glory! For Glory!
Summons men forth to die.

I see no Glory
on a field of the dead.
I see no Glory
in war and in lead.

Perhaps Glory is hiding
from the sight of my eyes?
Or perhaps Glory is simply
a pack of lies?

Whichever, whatever
Glory is or is not
At least the war has been won
The last battle fought.

Now Glory can rest
while the men are still wondering
How they were tricked
where Glory was blundering.

They all take a vow,
"T'will never happen no more."

Yet when Glory next calls
More will storm the far shore.

I don't think it's that bad, myself.
 

Andalusa

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Some thingies I did. Enjoy

[http://img231.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vf025zl8.jpg]
Did this in an art lesson.

[http://img231.imageshack.us/my.php?image=poppyheadtk7.jpg]
Part of an art project.

[http://img231.imageshack.us/my.php?image=faceka7.jpg]
Another part of my art project and a b&w version.
[http://img231.imageshack.us/my.php?image=headbawfp7.png]

[http://img231.imageshack.us/my.php?image=blackandwhitepw4.jpg]
Yet another part of my art project.

[http://img231.imageshack.us/my.php?image=birdiekb0.jpg]
Randomly drew this ages ago.

[http://img231.imageshack.us/my.php?image=screamwd2.jpg]
Drew this in a biology lesson.
 

NewClassic_v1legacy

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meatloaf231 post=18.72805.785781 said:
NewClassic post=18.72805.785755 said:
Time for more of NewClassic being pretentious full of himself helpful?
I smell an "I bet he's Cockney" situation a-brewing...
Funny, because I'm not imfamous for de-railing IBHC so much as I am infamous for taking the spotlight of shininess gooeyness and keeping it on myself. So would that be the opposite of de-railing?

Mono-railing? We shall see...

The Iron Ninja post=18.72805.788253 said:
[http://imageshack.us]
Drew this back when I used to play that Games Workshop stuff. If memory serves correct it's meant to be a dwarven warrior (a bald dwarven warrior)
Okay.

DARKLARK post=18.72805.790086 said:
i drewed a sandwich but i eated it
ps how do you post pics?
I'm going to assume you will use ImageShack [http://imageshack.us/].

Step 1 [http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a395/NewClassic/Silly/lolwut/img1.jpg]: Open Imageshack's main page, press 'Browse.' (Shown Underlined in Red)

Step 2 [http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a395/NewClassic/Silly/lolwut/img2.jpg]: The browse folder should open, find the file where your picture is saved. Select it, and press 'Open.'

Step 3 [http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a395/NewClassic/Silly/lolwut/img1.jpg]: Down at the bottom of the page (shown underlined in green), press 'Host It.'

Step 4 [http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a395/NewClassic/Silly/lolwut/img3.jpg]: This page should appear. If it does, then you've done everything correctly. If it does not, but the page that comes up is an advertisement, check your tabs and task bar. Imageshack redirects to advertisements. If that is not the case, return to Step 1.

Step 5 [http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a395/NewClassic/Silly/lolwut/img4.jpg]: Scroll down until you see the line labeled "Show image to friends", shown boxed in red. Highlight, and copy, the text in that line. (Right-Click > Copy OR Ctrl + C OR Apple + C (for Macs))

Step 6 [http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a395/NewClassic/Silly/lolwut/img5.jpg]: Put the link provided inside of image tags as shown. This should appear like so:
[IMG]http://img353.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gravityqg1.jpg [http://img353.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gravityqg1.jpg][/IMG]

[sup]Make a note that all forum tags such as [img][/img] can be all-uppercase or all-lowercase, but must remain uniform. The tag: [img]http://www.quotationspage.com/tag3.gif[/IMG] will not work because the beginning and end tags are different.[/sup]

unabomberman post=18.72805.789902 said:
I got another one:

Image is down:
Despite being really really sketchy, I love your style. It's a little messy, which is stylish, but to the point where it detracts somewhat from your work. Aside from that, it's a little lax on the shading. Don't get me wrong, I love it, it just needs a bit more detail on the shadows/highlights, and a touch of touching up.

Shirahime post=18.72805.790033 said:
Just finished this one now...


I've called her Cassandra. ^_^

The level of detail on the face is astounding, but notably missing elsewhere. It kinda distracts. Otherwise, though, I like it.
 

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NewClassic post=18.72805.790112 said:
Shirahime post=18.72805.790033 said:
Just finished this one now...

I've called her Cassandra. ^_^

The level of detail on the face is astounding, but notably missing elsewhere. It kinda distracts. Otherwise, though, I like it.
Cheers. ^_^

I would've screentoned her but I have bugger all left and I'm still undecided on what her hair colour should be, but I could've got a bit more overall detail in with some tone; texture and all that. But I don't think it's that bad for a preliminary drawing of this character.
 

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Jobz post=18.72805.788288 said:
Out of immense boredom and in desperation for something to kill time, I've decided to upload a bit of my photography. There's nothing special about it I know, so be gentle if criticizing.







I particularly like this one, it looks like there's nothing but open sky behind the cabin. I just think it looks really cool :p


Most of these (Actually, all of them with the exception of the Absinthe shot), were taken on an overnight trip my 12th grade class took up to a cabin in the mountains. The camera I owned at the time was a piece of junk (Kodak Easyshare) which is why the image quality isn't great.
I really liek breath of the mountain because you caught that purple just right. It looks like its rolling off the top, and I especially like that X in the sky. ^_^
 

Labyrinth

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RAKtheUndead post=18.72805.786850 said:
Actually, there is one more criterion that I have to analyse before I decide whether condemnation of witchcraft or worship is due. Cars - your opinion, please.
The movie or the vehicle type? I haven't nor do I intend to see the movie, and I'm more of a motor bike person. I also think it's heinously stupid that we have millions of cars with one person in each, driving for hours on end each day.

That said, there's fun to be had in a spacious back seat.
 

Labyrinth

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Labyrinth post=18.72805.790973 said:
RAKtheUndead post=18.72805.786850 said:
Actually, there is one more criterion that I have to analyse before I decide whether condemnation of witchcraft or worship is due. Cars - your opinion, please.
The movie or the vehicle type? I haven't nor do I intend to see the movie, and I'm more of a motor bike person. I also think it's heinously stupid that we have millions of cars with one person in each, driving for hours on end each day.

That said, there's fun to be had in a spacious back seat.
The vehicle type was what I meant. I had invisioned that you would say something along these lines, and you may have guessed my stance as regards cars. Because of the whole motorcycle thing, I'll let you off without a judgement. Consider yourself lucky - the stake had just been set up.

Anyway, trying to keep this thread on the tracks as much as possible, I'd post a few photographs, but I feel that would be a bit of a cop-out, because I'm a tourist photographer, and those sorts of pictures aren't art - they're just nicking somebody else's work.
 

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Have you ever woken up
And felt that all the world
Had melded together into grey?
Colour leeched out like ink
From paper into acetone
Fading into grey.
 

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...a shameless picture.
..horridness that will scare artists everywhere.
:)

One might be able to see that I can't draw.
This, however, is a piece I did at school when learning various tools in photoshop.
I didn't actually draw it. I just took several images and combined them.

Wow, every time I look at it, I find something new, lol
 

Labyrinth

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TaborMallory post=18.72805.793098 said:
I don't know how to do the spoiler thing (can someone help me please?) so here's just a link.

...a shameless link.
..to horridness that will scare artists everywhere.
:)
very long link! [http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb274/okinweginwh/5%20min%20Paint%20drawings/iraqhacks.jpg?t=1223354089]

One might be able to see that I can't draw.
This, however, is a piece I did at school when learning various tools in photoshop.
I didn't actually draw it. I just took several images and combined them.
I don't know what it is! [http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb274/okinweginwh/thingsomefinaledit.jpg?t=1223354969]
To put a spoiler in, tag it at the start with [ spoiler=title/warning/what the fuck ever] and a the end with [ /spoiler] (Removing the spaces, naturally). And that's an amusing image.
 

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Labyrinth post=18.72805.793114 said:
TaborMallory post=18.72805.793098 said:
I don't know how to do the spoiler thing (can someone help me please?) so here's just a link.

...a shameless link.
..to horridness that will scare artists everywhere.
:)
very long link! [http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb274/okinweginwh/5%20min%20Paint%20drawings/iraqhacks.jpg?t=1223354089]

One might be able to see that I can't draw.
This, however, is a piece I did at school when learning various tools in photoshop.
I didn't actually draw it. I just took several images and combined them.
I don't know what it is! [http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb274/okinweginwh/thingsomefinaledit.jpg?t=1223354969]
To put a spoiler in, tag it at the start with [ spoiler=title/warning/what the fuck ever] and a the end with [ /spoiler] (Removing the spaces, naturally). And that's an amusing image.
sweet. Thanks x2
 

Labyrinth

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The following are edits to a pair of jeans. They have since had Gordon Freeman's face added.

Full view. [http://labychan.deviantart.com/art/Metal-Pants-full-view-100799702]
Conglomeration of all the portraits. [http://labychan.deviantart.com/art/The-Metal-Pants-100799437]

I'll be getting better pictures taken while wearing the pants soon.
 

Blind0bserver

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I'm a photographer, so expect this to be a pretty big photo dump:

 

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*Sigh*
I'll never get as good as Labyrinth or anyone else on this thread for that matter... not as long as I have my fucktard classmates dragging me down...
 

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The Iron Ninja post=18.72805.788253 said:
When I first saw videos of Spore a few years ago, I decided I wanted to make an race of sentient Crabs, I drew an epic (overused word I know, but It was epic, it was like 300) picture of Crabs battling Will Wright's Care Bears. It was very gory. But I seem to have lost it.
Aw man, seeing that would've made my day :(
 

Blind0bserver

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While I'm thinking of it...

BAM [http://www.flickr.com/photos/vanguard1219/]

Flickr Profile. Enjoy.
 

Labyrinth

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A bit of background. I've found that I'm not scared of much. The only two things that I would say terrify the shit out of me are public speaking (ironic, because I do it a lot at protests) and the idea of nuclear war.

Hey ma, I'm home. Ma? Are you okay? I'm home, hello...

Look, I'm sorry I've been away for several days, I can't cross the city in one go any more. I think I'm getting weaker. I've started coughing up blood.

Oh, ma. You let the fire go out. You'll freeze if you do that. Fah, stone cold ashes and everything. It needs starting again too, I managed to find some food which would be better warmed up.

Could you just say something, anything? Please? It's because I smell like the rain, isn't it. I know you kept telling me not to go out in the rain. The new rain burns if you dance in it, I know, but I had to. I couldn't make it back otherwise. I'm sorry, please just say something. Please.

The sky's still on fire, ma. And the big flags over by the main hall are about ready to fall down, they're rather burnt by now. The wind doesn't smell like death as much though. Still does in here. Ugh.

I saw a flower today, Ma. They said nothing would grow again for decades if the war happened, but there it was, sticking up between the paving slabs like some weird gesture against what happened. Remember it?

The buildings toppling in on themselves, the bitter taste in the air. The light, always the light from the sky being on fire. Remember? Gah, I'd be shocked if you remember anything ma, you haven't moved for months. Haven't drunk, haven't eaten. I know you prefer for me to eat, but I don't feel right having it all.

How about today, ma? Eating yet? Come on, I've apologised, so please talk to me. You're always like this. Would you talk if I brought you that flower I saw? Would it make you happy enough to acknowledge my existence?

I'm sick of being alone. Please talk to me. Sick of this broke city. Sick of the burning rain. Maybe God will wake up some time and put the sky out. Maybe there's no sun up there any more, just endless fire, everywhere, burning eternally like the pits of hell. Maybe that's where we are now. In hell. For what we did to the world.

Ma? Food's done.

Ma?

Please talk to me, I miss talking. Please wake up.

I don't want to be alone.

Those are some interesting photos, Vanguard. The Derelict Farm series was good too, and the use of greyscale really brought out the chilling features of the place.

Joethekoeller is that a self portrait? Either way, it's well done. You've got some good brush skills there.
 

Blind0bserver

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Thanks for the criticism, Labrinth. It means a lot. I usually update the photostream on a regular basis, so be sure to check it out for updates now and again.

In the meantime, here are a couple of the photos from the "Derelict Farm" series that she was just talking about...