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Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by -Courtney-, Jan 30, 2006.

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  1. -Courtney- Jedi Grand Master

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    Thanks Palpy, I would be glad to colour that cover for you. I might fix it up a bit too because it was drawn quite a while ago and I think I could do it better.
    All this art is on my wall in my bedroom, I think if I ever wanted to go to a convention or something I would take them down and show them there.
  2. -Courtney- Jedi Grand Master

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    Here you go Palpy, the new and improved version (although I may have made Dooku's skin a little dark, the marker smudged):
    http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/DarthCourtney/theleeringcreature.jpg

    The finished pictures of Nightwing and Dr.McNinja:
    http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/DarthCourtney/nightwing2.jpg

    http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/DarthCourtney/drmcninja.jpg

    In the latest issue, Dr McNinja is apparently dead and that inspired me to finish that picture. I hope he survives!

    And finally, a new logo with a sort of Joker-esque theme to it:
    http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/DarthCourtney/logo.jpg

    I am also working on a picture of Dr.Orpheus and Shego from Kim Possible, a show I just started watching. It's odd how I go through periods of not being able to draw for a long time to not being able to stop.
  3. FalconFan Jedi Master

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    Excellent job coloring the cover, -Courtney---like I said before, it'd be interesting to see how the Joker would fit into the world of villains in the SW universe! I really like the finished Nightwing, too--very good job with the figure, and the shading looks great! Very nice additions (and I'm still a little scared of this McNinja doc... ;) )!

    FF
  4. -Courtney- Jedi Grand Master

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    I really love using pencils lately. I guess it's because of how it looks and you can correct your mistakes more easily. You can get so much more texture and more variety in colours with pencils. Anyway here's what I've been up to since my last post.
    Another Dr.Orpheus picture, practicing light and shadows:

    [image=http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/DarthCourtney/ORPHEUS.jpg]

    I wasn't really happy with the dress Dr.Girlfriend wore in Showdown At Cremation Creek. There was so much potential for a really cool butterfly theme, being that she was getting married to The Monarch. I pretty much just drew her original dress with a few modifications, I love the pink and white colour scheme. I didn't want anything to wacky so I kept the buttefly thing subtle. Just like the Monarch she has a cape that looks like wings. I was going to draw embroidered butterflies on her dress but it took away from the pink stripe.
    I love designing clothes:
    [image=http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/DarthCourtney/drgirlfriend.jpg]

    I don't normally like Disney but my brother has been watching Kim Possible lately and I decided to check it out. It's pretty cool, if a little repetitive. Kim hardley has much of a rogue's gallery, if she had a few more villians we could have a little more variety. Anyway, my favourite part of the show is Shego, what can I say? She's just awesome!:
    [image=http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/DarthCourtney/shego.jpg]


    Another Grant Gould inspired picture.
    I love Christopher Lee, he is just amazing. He can speak something like four languages, has played such diverse chararcters from vampires to wizards, to dark lords of the sith...Okay, so they are all baddies. He has also met all the coolest people like Tolkien himself and Vincent Price ( <3). He has such a presence on screen and a powerful voice I could listen to all day long. It seems that not even time itself can slow him down, I was amazed to learn that he was eighty four. I think he is one of the people I would really like to meet. Such interesting things we could talk about like...Vincent Price!
    [image=http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/DarthCourtney/saruman.jpg]
  5. FalconFan Jedi Master

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    Lovely! I like each one, -Courtney-! I can see, with Dr. Orpheus, where you're experimenting with light and shadows--I'll share something that's been shared with me many times, and had made all the difference in my own work: don't be afraid to go for dark-darks when shading. Really emphasizing the contrasts between light and dark can make your work jump off the paper, and gives a tremendous amount of energy to a piece. Here--because the primary light source is the energy being generated by his own hand, you can really go dark on the "downlight" side of his face (almost to the point of obscuring that part of his face in the shadows) and his body. One way to observe this effect is to stand in front of a mirror with an unshaded bulb lamp in your hand (all other lights in the room off), and look at the way the shadows fall on your own face and body. See how the shadowed part of your face and body will be almost black and featureless (with the exception of the "bounced light" from the mirror), while the light will be glaring on the rest. Study photographs of faces and figures with extreme lighting like this (fashion magazines are a good source for this type of picture--you can find some of them at the library, so you don't have to buy them)--black and white photos give the best contrasts, but color photos can help, too. Try to go for this type of shadowing when you draw with extreme light sources (glowing hands, ignited lightsabers, etc). It'll really make the work come alive! The costuming you're creating is wonderful--I love the dress! And I was all over the Sauron portrait--that's just beautiful! Will you be adding color to that one or no? It's a wonderful, sort of animated-style likeness of him--well, well done! Very nice additions--and practice with the shading!

    FF
  6. -Courtney- Jedi Grand Master

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    Thank you. I often use myself as reference for poses and shading, I learnt that from the guys at ILM, mostly the concept artists.
    Considering that he is Saruman the White, I don't really think he needs any colour except that in his eyes.
  7. NLSkywalker Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 8, 2005
    Wow! The first and the Christopher Lee one is my favorite! And I am really looking forward to viewing the Christopher Lee one with colorsa on[face_love]
  8. -Courtney- Jedi Grand Master

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    [image=http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/DarthCourtney/thrax-pencils.jpg]
  9. FalconFan Jedi Master

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    Nice shadowing here, -Courtney---the shadow is missing his arms, though... Direct-light shadows like this need to reflect all the body parts that are illuminated by the lighting--in this case, his arms, too: we would only see a little of his right arm (perhaps only the shadow of his hand), but all of his left, as he holds it out from his body. Is that lightning, coming from his fingers? If so, we would also see some highlighting on his body from that light source as well (and some softer shadows cast by that light source). Multiple light sources are tough to show--but are wonderful exercises in learning how to work with shadowing on forms and figures!

    FF
  10. -Courtney- Jedi Grand Master

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    This is a little late but I didn't get a chance to scan it until today.
    Anyway on Halloween I had a Vincent Price movie marathon then of course I had to draw him.
    I love Vincent Price, I don't think there's any one in the world at all like him. He had a wonderful sense of humour, a great personality, he was very talented and had a voice you could listen to all day.
    It is such a shame that he died only a year and a bit after a was born. Although I can always see old footage of him, I will never actually get the opportunity to meet him.
    I would have loved to have seen him in Star Wars as Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee have both been. He would have been awesome.
    So this is my tribute to the lord of the horror genre himself, with the lyrics from Alice Cooper's Black Widow, spoken by Vincent himself:

    [image=http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/DarthCourtney/vincentprice.jpg]
  11. FalconFan Jedi Master

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    Better late than never, -Courtney-! This is a wonderful piece, and a great likeness of Vincent Price! =D= Very simple and clean, but still an excellent likeness (I always loved that "pencil-thin mustache!")! Wonderful, and a great Halloween piece (and you can always put it up again next Halloween! ;) )!

    FF
  12. -Courtney- Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 8, 2005
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    That was a quick response, but then again I don't think I have ever updated while you were online before.
    I was trying to make it look like it was almost vector art with the use of very little but effective lines and relying mostly on colours as well.
  13. soitscometothis Force Ghost

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    Jul 11, 2003
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    You put a lot of character into your work. Vincent Price is unmistakable (you've captured that humourous/ironic/self-mocking expression he always had perfectly), and Christopher Lee as Saruman is creepy! It's a real gift to capture people's characters in drawings.
  14. -Courtney- Jedi Grand Master

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    Thank you. I used to have alot of trouble with it but I think I am now getting the hang of drawing people.
  15. -Courtney- Jedi Grand Master

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    [image=http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/DarthCourtney/harleyvsdrgirlfriend.jpg]

    This is a X-mas gift for Paul Dini the creator of Harley Quinn who is a friend of mine on LJ.
    It's not quite finished yet, I still have to colour it of course.
    In an interview a few monhs ago he said he would really love to see Harley fight Dr.Girlfriend so I made that wish come true in some small way.
  16. FalconFan Jedi Master

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    Jul 25, 2004
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    Hi -Courtney-! Paul Dini is a friend!? Too cool!! :cool: This is awesome (and you know I love Harley Quinn!)--I had a real giggle that their "men" are simply observing the free-for-all from the sidelines here! LOL! Can't wait to see it colored--and Mr. Dini must be tickled to death to see this! Great work!

    FF
  17. FettFan79 Jedi Knight

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    Nov 25, 2005
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    Those are pretty nice pictures! I do like your version of Vincent Price.
  18. -Courtney- Jedi Grand Master

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    Thank you! Yeah I have been talking to him here on his journal:
    http://kingofbreakfast.livejournal.com/
  19. NarCranor Force Ghost

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    Mar 1, 2005
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    your dooku and vincent price are great! Great linework on those two, both images have a great stylistic sensibility to them. My only piece of criticism/suggestion in general would be to try coloring your work digitally on the computer instead of using colored pencils. The texture of color on the colored pencils really detracts from your linework instead of enhancing the effect. The vincent price piece really turned out amazing though!
  20. -Courtney- Jedi Grand Master

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    Beieve me I wish I could, however I do not posess Photoshop just yet. Although I have a feeling I may be getting it this Xmas.
    Here is the completed version of Harley Vs Dr.Girlfriend:
    [image=http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/DarthCourtney/hdg.jpg]
    I am getting a friend to Photoshop it as well. I am not sure which one I will actually give to Paul yet.

    And another costume design, a female Riddler. It's my Halloween costume from this year and I always meant to put it onto paper:
    [image=http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/DarthCourtney/riddler-1.jpg]
  21. FalconFan Jedi Master

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    Nice job with the coloring, -Courtney---that purple and green back there is kind of disorienting (but I'm sure it's meant to be! ;) )! The Halloween costume looks great--did you really sew that for yourself? It must have been tough (and I love the hat!)...

    FF
  22. -Courtney- Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 8, 2005
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    I made the cane out of a wooden pole, the top was cut out of a sheet of wood and gold and silver spray paint. I also put the question mark on a shirt with fabric paint and the mask is stick on felt but other than that I found everything in shops. So it was pretty easy but alot of fun. I think my bedroom being purple and green has made me love the colours.
  23. -Courtney- Jedi Grand Master

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    [image=http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/DarthCourtney/fledermaus.jpg]
    Partly inspired by the bat that flew through Bruce Wayne's window that inspired him to become Batman. And I just love bats, they are alot of fun to draw.
    [image=http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/DarthCourtney/jonn.jpg]
    Every Xmas for the past few years I have watched the Justice League episode "Comfort and Joy". It's adorable and probably my favourite episode, mainly because Jonn is the main character. So I drew this after watching it.
    [image=http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/DarthCourtney/art001-2.jpg]
    I don't know why this one is so blurry but this is a Deadpool figurine that I have been working on for the past few days. I am also going to make a plushie.

    And here is my action figure collection:
    [image=http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/DarthCourtney/art002-1.jpg]
    Awesome,no?
  24. FalconFan Jedi Master

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    Jul 25, 2004
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    I like the "fledermaus" piece--that white-on-black is a great technique--and the Jonn drawing is very good, too, with some nice foreshortening in the figure. Any chance we might see some SW art again...? You have a flair for the more animated styles of artwork--you could have a go at some of the CW cartoon-style characters--I'm sure it'd be awesome!

    FF
  25. -Courtney- Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 8, 2005
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    I keep telling myself that I should do more SW stuff but I tend to draw whatever I am inspired to and lately there is nothing SW related that has inspired me. Maybe when the tv series comes out I may draw something. I have been drawing mostly Batman stuff because I have been watching the movies and the series and reading the comics. It's everywhere.
    Oh, I know, I will draw a Lego Darth Vader. Or maybe the Millenium Falcon.
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