Art Archive Falcon's Art--Index Pg.1--Replies and Update [04/05/09]: Darth Caedus... :(

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by FalconFan, Dec 17, 2004.

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  1. FalconFan Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 25, 2004
    star 4
    Hey, Esira, thanks for stopping in and taking time to comment. For me, likenesses tend to be a bit "hit-and-miss:" sometimes they'll just drop onto the paper--and sometimes I end up tossing an attempt! As to the shading: it consists mostly of "scribbling in" the "darker" areas, then smudging, either with a fingertip (a technique I learned very recently from our mod, HS29! ;) ) or tortillon--for the "impression" of hair/fur, I'll then "sweep" a sharpened pencil from the darker areas into the lighter. I normally depend a lot on the reference photo I'm using for the picture.

    soits--thanks again, my friend! I always appreciate your taking time to visit and comment! Yeah--I like doing eyes! "The window to the soul..."
    ;)

    FF
  2. Deneveon Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 6, 2002
    star 4
    :eek:

    Wow, FalconFan. I think your work's the best fanart I have ever seen. Ever.

    Amazing, beautiful stuff. I really love your Han, Jacen and Kyp drawings. Very nice. Also, I like that portrait you drew of Jacen and Jaina--they actually looked like twins :p

    I'm guessing you're a J/Jer, but if you ever could, do you think you could sneak in a Kyp and Jaina drawing? I'd really love to see you draw the two of them together. I absolutely adore your work.

    Kudos once again!

    Oh, and have I mentioned how much I envy you? ;)
  3. JW-Titus Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 21, 2004
    star 2
    Indeed, FalconFan, excellent work!


    I'm amazed by the realistic look and feel you give your drawings. And the life you give their eyes is fantastic!

    I wish you much success. :)

  4. FalconFan Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 25, 2004
    star 4
    Thank you so much, Deneveon! That's high praise indeed, considering the company we keep here in the Fan Art Forum! ;) Check out the threads of Cheveyo, HS29, Ty_Ordell, soitscometothis, Obi_Dawn...--man, I could fill up this reply with names! These are actually far more talented than myself (I think)--but thank you for your wonderful praise! [face_blush]
    And I sent you a PM, regarding the K/J query! ;)

    JW-Titus--thank you for your visit, and for your comments. I very much appreciate them! :)

    FF
  5. DarthZemog Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Jan 11, 2002
    star 4
    Wow FalconFan! :eek:

    I'm really impressed by your style,as others have said before, you have an excellent way of shading your drawings making them seem so realistic in ways. A very cool portrait style about it. I'm really impressed with your Droidekas! Nice job! :)

    Excellent, keep up the outstanding work!

    DZ
  6. MasterSareBabe Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Dec 11, 2004
    star 3
    I love the Han/Leia one! Very unique! :)
  7. FalconFan Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 25, 2004
    star 4
    *bows humbly to the Master, DarthZemog* ;) Thank you, DZ, for visiting again! I always love looking thru your thread, at your wonderful characterizations and artistic style, and it's an honor to have your input and comments! [face_blush]

    MasterSareBabe--yeah, I love that picture (meaning the reference photo that I drew from!) of Han and Leia, leaning into each other on Bespin, that heady instant before a kiss! :D What better choice for a Valentine's Day drawing? Thanks for stopping by again! :)

    I'm heading out of town for a few days, so won't be back for a while--a great big Thank You! to everyone who takes time to visit! :D

    FF
  8. corellian_chic242 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Feb 17, 2003
    star 6
    I can't believe I've never looked at these before; they're excellent! I really like the "It's worse..." picture. Classic! :)
  9. FalconFan Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 25, 2004
    star 4
    My submission for the March Challenge--Vader, trying to seduce Luke to the Dark Side during their battle in ESB. This was a tough one: I had no idea how difficult all the "black" would be to shade! :) I think it turned out okay, though!

    [image=http://img166.exs.cx/img166/2637/vaderesb7go.jpg]

    FF
  10. Darth_Vader-Anakin Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Jul 22, 2002
    star 3
    I think it turned out okay

    Okay? It's amazing; you captured the moment perfectly. Personally, may favorite type of art (besides digital) is pencil drawings. I love the detail you put into all your work, i.e. the pipes in your latest drawing. You also do highlights very nicely - something that I, quite frankly, am terrible at.
  11. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

    Member Since:
    Apr 13, 2001
    star 6
    Yes, definitely more than "okay." It looks exactly like a photograph in how you did all the shading. Amazing work, FalconFan! :D

    I'm purposely holding back on this challenge since I've always had a bit of a problem drawing Vader. He always came out looking quite strange. *shrugs*
  12. CeiranHarmony Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 10, 2004
    star 5
    Wow, when I saw Vader I had to drop to my knees and hold my breath... was I the only one hearing him breathing?
  13. Esira Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Feb 2, 2005
    star 1
    Wow :eek: that Vader is good!

    Like Solo said, it looks just like a photograph!
    Very nice work! =D=
    One thing that I do notice though, dare I point it out, is that his head seems a little toofar to the left. It makes his right shoulder seen longer than the other. Or maybe thats just me. [face_blush]
    Its an amazing drawing though, I truly hope that one day I will eb able to draw like you!
    Again, I love the way you shade! It always looks so cool!
  14. soitscometothis Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 11, 2003
    star 5
    That's a great drawing of a great image. Those truncated stumps in the foregroud can't help but remind you that Luke's arm is in a similar condition. Poor Luke.

    It looks like you have got more texture in your drawing; have you changed the paper you're working on?

  15. FalconFan Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 25, 2004
    star 4
    Thanks everyone! You're all so nice! [face_blush]

    DVA--yeah, pencil is my exlusive medium right now, and has always been my favorite: easy to use, lots of flexibility (read that as "erasable!") and relatively inexpensive. Thanks for your comments! :)

    HS29--ah, don't be shy! I took a stab at the droideka for Art Class (and I virtually *never* draw mechanical stuff! ;) )--have a go at Vader! As Esira points out, mine has some "proportion problems" too, so it isn't just you! ;) As always, thanks for taking a look and for your kind words!

    CeiranHarmony--there you are! Thanks for the kind comments! Is he breathing...? :)

    Esira--yeah, I guess I saw that proportion thing, too, but only after I had gotten halfway through shading his torso--and I didn't want to have to erase all that graphite to fix it! :D There really is something to be said for putting things aside for a while, then going back to look at them again. With this one, I went straight through, and didn't do the "mirror" thing, either. :rolleyes: Live and learn! And thanks for the honest critique! ;)

    I have a nice picture of Ep. II Anakin and Padme that I may take a stab at next--we'll see! Thanks to everyone for stopping in again! :p

    FF
  16. DarthZemog Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Jan 11, 2002
    star 4
    Wow FalconFan, your Vader is amazing! :D

    Excellent job on the shading, especially in detailing his suit and armor! Very well done! :)

    -DZ
  17. Esira Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Feb 2, 2005
    star 1
    Oh, I sooo know how you feel! I can never bring myself to erase stuff when I spot a mistake! I guess thats the real trick about being an artist, spotting your mistakes early or having the strangth to change them!

    But I'm not one to talk, I'm terrible when it comes to spotting my own mistakes!!

    Ooh and I can't wait to see the Anakin and Padme one, I'm sure you will do it justice!! Your work is always wonderful to look at!!! :D
  18. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

    Member Since:
    Apr 13, 2001
    star 6
    ah, don't be shy! I took a stab at the droideka for Art Class (and I virtually *never* draw mechanical stuff! wink )--have a go at Vader!

    Hmm...you have a point. You just backed me into a corner. :p Alright, I have a day off tomorrow, so I'll see what I can come up with. :)
  19. FalconFan Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 25, 2004
    star 4
    Thanks for having a look, soitscometothis--yeah...poor Luke! ;) As to the "texture" you mention: it may be due to the extensive use of tortillons for blending the graphite in this one. I used the same paper I normally do here, but really did a lot of "scrubbing" with the tortillons, trying to achieve the different levels of black (gray...?), and it may have simply "revealed" a lot more of the paper's texture. That's my theory, anyhow! :p

    DarthZemog--it's such a treat to have you stopping in and taking time to comment! This was a tough one to shade, with all the dark values and the pronounced highlights on parts of the armor--I'm glad it looks good to you! Thanks! [face_blush]

    Han--I didn't mean to pressure you, Mme. Moderator! I just so love your work, and I think a Vader by you would be soooo awesome! How about this: If you can get around to it, why don't you try Vader? :D ;)

    FF
  20. FalconFan Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 25, 2004
    star 4
    After much "reworking," the RPG character I volunteered to draw for bmw17 is done, and I wanted to put it here, so it could be linked, as was requested. This is my first stab at creating a character from purely a written description (a Jedi padawan w/ light brown skin, a lightsaber and a blaster, with a "leadership attitude"--there's quite a bit more, in the request thread). There was quite a bit of "chatting" back and forth with the requester, to get the "details" right--but I'd love to hear what everyone else thinks, too!

    Mavier, RPG Character:

    [image=http://img22.exs.cx/img22/1618/mavier9yj.jpg]

    FF
  21. Handmaiden Yané Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jul 15, 2002
    star 6
    :eek: FalconFan, you are amazing. I mean, I have so much respect for artists who actually use the traditional mediums (paint, pencil, etc.) but, d00d, you take the cake! You are so extremely and very good!!!

    Do you take requests? :D [face_batting]
  22. Esira Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Feb 2, 2005
    star 1
    Woah, thats amazing! :eek:
    Again you leave me gobsmacked! :D
    I think I should go off and practise drawing men now, cuz I totally can't!
    Truly amazing drawing FF
  23. soitscometothis Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 11, 2003
    star 5
  24. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

    Member Since:
    Apr 13, 2001
    star 6
    It looks fantastic, FalconFan! For your first drawing of a person going from a description, it looks great! It looks like you've been doing that type of thing for years. It matches the short description you posted almost exactly! I also really admire you for being able to do this sort of thing. It takes a really good imagination to come up with the right look for a character and then to transfer that image onto paper. You definitely have a special gift! :)
  25. Cheveyo Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 29, 2001
    star 5
    Most impressive, FalconFan. =D=

    Character portraits are sometimes the most fun to draw, and are a great cure for artist's block! ;) This one you've done is nothing short of superb!

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