Art Archive My own designs (updated Nov 8th... although not SW)

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by CucumberBoy, Mar 11, 2007.

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  1. CucumberBoy Jedi Knight

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    Thank you, MASTERANNIE :) I'm glad you liked the previous one as well. It took ages to paint :p
  2. CucumberBoy Jedi Knight

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    [image=http://fc05.deviantart.com/fs24/f/2008/025/f/3/f33267d4099b5ef0.jpg]
  3. FalconFan Jedi Master

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    Oh, my! Awesomely cool! I love the latest piece (and really need to take a good long browse over at dA!)--the light is wonderful! It comes through on my monitor a bit fuzzy, but it looks like a modified X-wing style of craft, foils situated forward rather than aft... I could so see this as Jaina, flight testing a new prototype--doing the Beggar's Canyon thing her Uncle Luke used to do! ;) The balance in the composition is wonderful, with the light areas on the right and the large shadowed cliff on the left--beautiful focus on the craft, too. Wonderful!

    FF
  4. CucumberBoy Jedi Knight

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    Well, well... If it isn't good ol' FF. I'm glad you like my most recent. The starship design was just something I scrambled together really. I'm glad you find it alright :D I'm looking forward to seeing you on DA!
  5. NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus

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    Woah, that's amazing!!! I love the colors.
  6. CucumberBoy Jedi Knight

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    [image=http://fc03.deviantart.com/fs25/f/2008/038/d/f/Approaching_the_hangar_by_CucumberBoy.jpg]

    It's a bit meh, but I'm very comfortable with the technique I used here, I might use it in the future.

    The LAAT Gunship is not my own design. Once again I use it as foreground :p
  7. ART2-D2 Jedi Knight

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    How do you get that look?, I enjoy your style, the muted grey wash look. I'm not big on color.
    Thumbs up...

  8. NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus

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    Wow. That is AMAZING!!
  9. FalconFan Jedi Master

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    Oh, yeah--AWESOME light, once again! =D= I love the way you handle it in your work--there's a beautiful luminosity that seems to infuse the entire piece, much the way our own beloved wicktone used to create, and a lot like Ralph McQuarrie's fabulous work, too. Excellent feeling of "altitude" here, as though we're really quite high up, and the consistency of the shadowing is wonderful! Again, a beautiful work!

    FF
  10. Giolon05 Jedi Youngling

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    Great stuff, all of it since I last posted in here! The lighting in the last one is particularly outstanding.
  11. CucumberBoy Jedi Knight

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    Hi guys, thanks for all the nice words!

    As for your question ART2-D2, the process is simple. I start of with a lineart layer and create a new layer below that, which is a layer with shades of grey. Above the lineart I've got some paint daubs, mostly highlights and brighter areas. And then I finsih off with a layer on top of all the others, completely filled with blue, I seat it to 'Colorize' (only available in Painter) and voila! A lot of people (and by a lot I mean 4 or 5) have asked me about the making of this one, so I'll get started on a tutorial as soon as I can.
  12. morrison85 Jedi Master

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    Wow looks cool, I like the x wing there passing by.
  13. CucumberBoy Jedi Knight

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    Thanks :D It's not really an X-wing though :p

    [image=http://fc02.deviantart.com/fs29/f/2008/055/4/9/49280275ca7c3d99.jpg]
  14. Giolon05 Jedi Youngling

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    That one there gives me almost an Indiana Jones vibe.
  15. FalconFan Jedi Master

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    Oh, kewl!! Love the colors, and the light (...as always! :p )! I totally agree with Giolon here: there's a definite "Indiana Jones" vibe!! [face_laugh] That eerie, beckoning portal...what terrors and treasures lie within...? Wonderful framing and composition with this one, too--there's a real sensation of being DEEP in a dark jungle (...I can almost feel the hot, humid air! :D )! Very nice work!

    FF
  16. CucumberBoy Jedi Knight

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    [image=http://fc01.deviantart.com/fs25/f/2008/164/0/5/Rainy_day_by_CucumberBoy.jpg]
    [image=http://fc04.deviantart.com/fs30/f/2008/165/5/0/Cool_fighter_by_CucumberBoy.jpg]
  17. Mitth_Fisto Jedi Grand Master

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    Very nice images, I really like the new two ships with their unique style and that forest temple scene is breathtaking. Bravo again!
  18. earlybird-obi-wan Jedi Grand Master

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    Loved the new fighter and that rainy day. Great work and that temple Indy IV?
  19. ART2-D2 Jedi Knight

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    Love the top ship where it looks like rain. That is so Awesome=D=
  20. CucumberBoy Jedi Knight

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    Thanks guys. Glad you liked them. As for the jungle - it's not really inspired by Iniana Jones IV (or any of the Indy movies actually) since I drew it long before the movie. Can't remember what the inspiration was. I think I just saw some photo of a forest or something and decided to give it a shot...
  21. CucumberBoy Jedi Knight

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    [image=http://fc08.deviantart.com/fs28/f/2008/173/0/7/Rock_arch_planet_by_CucumberBoy.jpg]

    When I was a kid I used to be so amazed by those arch-shaped rocks in Utah and whatnot - so I decided to scale it up a bit.

    The impressionist brush in Painter is awesome.
  22. DaMaher Jedi Youngling

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    this stuff is amazing! could you please post a tutorial of you making one of these speed paintings? Amazing work!
  23. TheOnlyJediPrincess Jedi Youngling

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    Wow I can't get over how beautiful your art work is!
  24. Paul-RMQ Art Director/Designer - for Ralph McQuarrie

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    Hey there.

    Nice stuff - I especialy like the ship landing in the rain and the foresty environment.

    Lovely use of light and colour - you obviously 'get it'. Only suggestion I'd put forward is that it could be a good idea to concentrate on what's underneath that for a while - push your draftsmanship skills a little(perspective etc).

    Ralph has a preference for clean and simple designs - strangely they can be the hardest to get to. It's just so tempting to overwork a piece isn't it?

    Keep it up, it's very cool stuff, and a life as an artist is a life were you just get better and better (so never throw away your old stuff!).
  25. CucumberBoy Jedi Knight

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    A big thanks to all of you!

    I suppose I could do a tutorial.

    As a response to your message Paul, I've always been told I have a really good sense for perspective and if you have a look at my earlier stuff you'll see that I had a lot of problems with rendering early on (this thread is basicly my entire artistic history of drawing in color) so I decided to focus on lighting and color and whatnot to get better at that instead of just perspective. I'm glad you think it looks good. It's always great to hear some constructive criticism (especially when mixed with compliments :p ).

    And Ralph is a genius, what can I say. I try to keep my designs relatively simple as well but they're nothing like Ralph's I suppose. I try to find my own style and I draw a lot of inspiration from real world aviation. Nevertheless; Ralph's a huge inspiration source.


    Again, you guys are what makes drawing Star Wars worth while with all your nice words and enthusiasm. Thank you.
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