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Art Archive Fan Art Class Version 5.0 {{New Assignment up May 29th: Eyes.}}

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by TrulyGhent, Mar 28, 2008.

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  1. Nidrail Moderator Emeritus

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    LOLOL!! well any art class makes me draw, and that makes me happy :D and a happy ex mod is a... ok, never mind :D

    Thanks for the critique! I don't think I can fix it on this drawing (silly paper can't handle much erasing) but I'll try it again sometime :)

    Eyes is good idea!! Or Metal maybe.

  2. TrulyGhent Jedi Master

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    Jun 29, 2007
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    [face_thinking] Hmmm . . . Eyes and metal . . . [face_idea] Ooo, I got it!

    Ta Da!
    [image=http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/9/94/C3PO_EP3.jpg]

    Just kidding. I'll see if I can dig up some real eyes somewhere. :p

    Well, I supposed I can't lose anything but my reputation, which is shot anyway. :p So here goes:
    Terrible Jaina
    Do your worst, I won't mind, any help with a technique for forming the side of the face easily?
  3. earlybird-obi-wan Chosen One

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    Aug 21, 2006
    star 6
    the nose and lips are looking like one of those old statues of the pharao's. the lips are a bit to much forward but the nose is OK
  4. Jedi_Sha Force Ghost

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    Thanks.

    I don't draw like that on my wacom pad much, so it was kind of an experiment for me too. For one thing, I turned the opacity way down. I was using a brush with 0% hardness at about 20-30% opacity. That's how I got the softer look. Whatever I wanted darker I just went over a few more times. I lifted the pen tool a lot too. Which, at a low opacity, is actually fairly forgiving.

    As for the shape and all, I have a love affair with layers. I never touch the background. I always use a new layer for everything. So I initially sketched out the shape of the face and the position of the eyes and nose on a layer in thin lines using a very light color. Then I used a new layer over that for the actual drawing and shading and all.

    Like I said, it was an experiment for me but if that helps out all, good. :)
  5. TrulyGhent Jedi Master

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    Jun 29, 2007
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    Thanks for the imput everyone, I'll watch those things next time.

    Will have a new assignment, featuring eyes, up shortly. :D

    <^> Ghent
  6. TrulyGhent Jedi Master

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    Jun 29, 2007
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    Assignment Three: Eyes.
    Due Date: June 19th. (Three Weeks)

    Debatably the second most difficult part of the face to draw. So here are the eyes, by popular request.

    [image=http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/8/8e/Remnantjc2.jpg]

    [image=http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/d/d9/Remnantjc.jpg]

    [image=http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/d/d9/Luke-rotjpromo.jpg]


    Gotta love Japanese covers. [face_love]
    I figure there's a few eyes there you can draw, I'd be willing to accept four full-drawn eyes as a submission if you don't want to draw a whole face. Not that I have any authority anyway. ;) Do whatever you want.



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    I actually do have a few suggestions for this one:
    • The eye is roughly almond-shaped, but with little indentations on both sides and the bottom is more flat.
    • The iris tends to be dark on the outside, then lighter, then darker.
    • It helps to have the line that defines the bridge of the nose go right to the top of the eye.
    • Check out some of FalconFan's art, she does great eyes. :D


    Note: I'm thinking it'll take less than three weeks, seeing as you guys are so fast. But better safe then sorry.
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  7. Nidrail Moderator Emeritus

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    YAY thank you TG!!!!!!!!

    whoohoooo great choices!!
  8. theboilingman Jedi Padawan

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    Mar 24, 2008
    This is a tough one. Likenesses are hit or miss for me so sometimes I'll try to go a little to the caricature side to cover it but I did not do that here. I missed but it's close. I cannot figure out where I missed but it's still cool & not bad.

    [image=http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2399/2538885691_c757644283.jpg]

    Now that I look at it again I think I was trying 2 things at once. I was trying caricature & portrait together & it's not working. I think maybe the eyes are a little too big as well.
  9. TrulyGhent Jedi Master

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    Jun 29, 2007
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    [face_dancing] I finished some eyes! [face_dancing]

    Firstly though, you're welcome Nidrail, glad you like them. :)

    Secondly, welcome Boilingman! Nice job, I agree with you a little bit though, regarding the portrait/caricature blend. The only thing the eyes could use is some shading on the iris, I usually do what FF does and do dark, light, dark, then the pupil.

    Okay, here're my attempts at eyes. [face_worried] :oops:



    Labeled for your convenience. :-B
  10. earlybird-obi-wan Chosen One

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    a sunny day in the garden and here is Luke

    [image=http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/earlybird-obi-wan/forcenetart/lukezw.jpg]
  11. TrulyGhent Jedi Master

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    Jun 29, 2007
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    :oops: :oops: :oops: Sorry, Darth Procrastination made me think he was my friend. Very sorry everybody. [face_blush] [face_blush] [face_blush]

    Nice job on the eyes Earlybird, the only thing I could criticize is that they're a little different. Other than that they're fine. :D

    Okay, what does everyone want for the next assignment?

    Once again, sorry for being so late. :( [face_blush] :oops:
  12. earlybird-obi-wan Chosen One

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    Aug 21, 2006
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    hands or a full body picturing action?
  13. Venexa_Nightwalker Jedi Padawan

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    Aug 31, 2007
    Hey, great idea with this class!
    What about showing emotions (sadness, happiness etc.) and impressions in a face. This could always be a great challenge...
  14. TrulyGhent Jedi Master

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    Jun 29, 2007
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    :eek: That's a pretty tall order, but one that I'm been thinking about too. [face_mischief]

    I'd like to come to a consensus about the class, rather than doing the dictatorial thing and just pick on of your guys' selections. O:)
  15. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Apr 13, 2001
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    Hey all,

    TrulyGhent just informed me that he no longer has the time to run the Fan Art Class. With that in mind, I'm currently searching for a new host for this thread. If you would like to try your hand at leading the Fan Art Class, please post in this thread or send me a PM. Thanks! :)
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