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Art Archive Nidrails artwork-update 5/9-SW WIP

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Nidrail, Mar 27, 2006.

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  1. Nidrail Moderator Emeritus

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    Dec 2, 2005
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    Hello everyone!!
    Welcome to my art thread!! this is a mix of pencil, paint, and photoshop collages and pictures, as well as some doll dresses I sew for Tonner Tyler 16" dolls. My artwork is below, and to see all of my Star Wars, Narnia and Lord of the Rings gowns, go to my webpage: http://theRoyaltailor.com

    Enjoy!!
    Master Yoda
    Obi Wan Kenobi
    Anakin Skywalker
    Padme Amidala
    Padme & Anakin
    Tenel Ka
    Legolas Greenleaf from Lord of the Rings
    Elaina De La Vega from Zorro
    Hogan's Heroes
    Arabian Mare
    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a82/Nidrail_335/4july1.jpg
    http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m254/TheRoyalTailor/Veren-Jsellwback.jpg
    Anakin skywalker aka Darth Vader
    Elk
    Elk Colored
    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a82/Nidrail_335/lent.jpg
    Dwayne Wade
    Padme Amidala 16" Battle Gown
    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a82/Nidrail_335/zMMWeddingpicturesactsml.jpg
    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a82/Nidrail_335/zMMweddingdrawingactsml.jpg
    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a82/Nidrail_335/zMkittykate2sml.jpg
    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a82/Nidrail_335/kittyisml.jpg
    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a82/Nidrail_335/Fr.jpg
    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a82/Nidrail_335/11110000padmeobiwansweet.jpg
    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a82/Nidrail_335/00001111aawait.jpg
    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a82/Nidrail_335/000111AniPadmeinterestingdoubleWall.jpg
    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a82/Nidrail_335/Starswouldfall.jpg
    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a82/Nidrail_335/cheetahs.jpg
    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a82/Nidrail_335/meadowfamily.jpg
    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a82/Nidrail_335/fighters.jpg
    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a82/Nidrail_335/familyall.jpg
    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a82/Nidrail_335/padmeanakinnew.jpg
    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a82/Nidrail_335/pw14_maxx2.jpg
    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a82/Nidrail_335/barrissketch1.jpg
    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a82/Nidrail_335/barrissketch2.jpg
    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a82/Nidrail_335/barrissketch3.jpg
    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a82/Nidrail_335/db3128e5.jpg

    And now the good news:
    This set of images comes with a funny inscription, so read it well! This thing was passed on to me from my mom, so I don't know the actual address of the website from whence this came, but I thought it was so funny I figured you all would enjoy it, if you hadn't seen it yet yourselves. So, here it is!

  2. Giolon05 Jedi Knight

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    Nov 3, 2005
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    Hi Nidrail! So you not only sew, you draw too! I have to say the detail and shading on Yoda and Obi-wan's faces are outstanding. I'd like to see some of that detail cross over onto the clothing too! Very nice job on all of them. Tenel-Ka's hair reminds me of snakes. Is that intentional? Defnitely a wild look!
  3. alienyouthct Jedi Knight

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    May 12, 2002
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    I'll marry you if you can make me a copy of the Tenel Ka piece?

    I remember the Young Jedi books. I had my first ever crush on Tenel Ka when I saw the little pic of her on the cover of 'Lightsabers'. :)
  4. Nidrail Moderator Emeritus

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    Lol glad you liked yoda and obi wan!
    Yes, clothing is a weak spot for me.. I shall definately have to work on that one.

    As for Tenel Ka's hair, well, here's the picture I drew off of:
    http://www.starwars.jp/character/image/tenel_ka.jpg

    So I guess snakes might be a correct assesment... that certainly is a curious hairdo! A wild look is what I was going for for sure... she's a warrior girl, after all! Thanks for coming by and reviewing! :)

    Thanks for the compliment, AlienYouthct!

    Take care and God bless
  5. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Welcome to Fan Art, Nidrail!

    You have some nice portraits here. I particularly like how you captured Obi-Wan's likeness, although all of them are nicely rendered. Obi-Wan just really pops out to me. Tenel Ka is also really well done. Please post more! :)
  6. Nidrail Moderator Emeritus

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    Wow thank you, Han Solo 29!!

    Is it alright to post non-sw stuff here?

  7. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Yea, that'll be fine. :)
  8. Nidrail Moderator Emeritus

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    cool thank you!! There are now several more in my first post.
  9. Giolon05 Jedi Knight

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    Nov 3, 2005
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    Wow, Nidrail! That Legolas pic is outstanding! Also, back to that Tenel Ka pic, it looks extremely close to the original. Great job! It's nice to see your wallpapers get some exposure in their own thread. Keep up the good work.
  10. Nidrail Moderator Emeritus

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    Dec 2, 2005
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    Thanks so much Giolon, and you too!

    Anything you didn't like about the picture (s)?

    Take care and God bless!
    ~N
  11. Giolon05 Jedi Knight

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    I like them all! They're all impressive, it'd take me quite a bit of time to go through ahd type something about each one. They're all very good. I'm not a particularly picky person, mainly b/c I can't draw for jack.

    One suggestion, when you post new images, if you're going to keep everything to the same post, add an HRULE (click the button) between your old stuff and your new stuff. It makes it easier to pick out what's new. :)
  12. FalconFan Jedi Master

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    Jul 25, 2004
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    Hi there Nidrail, and allow me to add my welcome to the forum! Wow--you have quite a collection of work, and in a number of media, too! I like the portraits especially (makes sense, considering what dominates in my own thread, lol! ;) ): The ones of Yoda and Obi Wan, and the one of Padme and Anakin from AOTC, smiling at each other appeal to me most. I have to agree with Giolon's comment that your wonderful detailing would really benefit the clothing in your portraits as well: the faces are so beautifully done, some additional time spent on the clothing would make them "pop" all the more. You really have a gift for capturing likenesses--it's a hard thing for most of us (well...for me, anyway!), or at least something that takes a lot of time and effort. It was great to peruse some of your other subject matter as well--the "Hogan's Heroes" was superb, with a great capture of all their faces! The wallpapers are great too--I think my favorite was "I love you," with Anakin and Padme, and Han and Leia. It just struck a chord with me! A wonderful start to your gallery here, Nidrail--keep up the great work, and again--welcome to Fan Art!

    FF
  13. Darth_Snuggle Jedi Master

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    Jun 5, 2005
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    Hi there Nidrail, and welcome!

    I really like your pencil illustrations. You do a really good job capturing the likenesses of the characters. Keeping the detail to a select portion of the image while the rest of it remains simple linework is also very effective. I adore the illustration of Elena from "Mask of Zorro" - it's one of my favorite movies :D

    And hey, you're a triple threat! Graphite, digital manipulation, and painting. Go you! =D=
  14. Nidrail Moderator Emeritus

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    Dec 2, 2005
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    Thank you, All three of you!

    Giolon05 I shall but an HRULE next time... I didn't even know about that, thank you!

    FalconFan Falcon, I love your artwork!!!! Thank you for the complements, and I shall definately have to spend time working on those outfits. I can sew clothing, but drawing it is another matter lol... thank you!

    Darth Snuggle Thanks Darth snuggle! I'm glad you liked elaina. Lol Love that movie too! :)


    Thanks so much to everyone who commented!

    Take care and God bless you all!
    ~N
  15. alienyouthct Jedi Knight

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    May 12, 2002
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    I don't know why, but the one of your friend Kate or Kitty or whatever is my favorite so far.
  16. Nidrail Moderator Emeritus

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    Kitty kate is almost my most recent peice. I really like the way that one turned out, IMO she looks the most real, but I still don't have a favorite, and considering its my own art I don't think I'll ever have a favorite :) Thats the trouble with artists, lol.

    ~N
  17. Marmida Force Ghost

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    Nov 22, 2004
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    Nice work, Nidrail! Exellent pencilwork! Especially the shadingsh are great. Not smudged as mine are... :p
    The wallies were great too!

    My favourite was the Obi one. Very good portrait of him. the expression is well done!

    Marmida
  18. Nidrail Moderator Emeritus

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    Dec 2, 2005
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    Hey thanks Marmida!

    lol it took quite a few years to learn how to NOT smudge a picture, lol...

    Wow, Obi Wan and Yoda seem to be the favorites over all!! Obi Wan was only the second Star Wars picture I ever drew, actually the second of all those pictures I have up. I always liked the expression he had... it looked dangerous and yet... nice :D doesn't make much sense, aye? :)

    Thank's for coming by and Reviewing!!

    Take care and God bless!
    ~N
  19. Nidrail Moderator Emeritus

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    New Wallpapers, three of em'! up in me first post.

    ~N
  20. FalconFan Jedi Master

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    Jul 25, 2004
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    Of your three latest wallpapers, Nidrail, I think I like the "Fighters" one the best: each of the figures is positioned beautifully, with the lightsaber stances both facing inward, and Padme and Leia both facing out--the framing here is very cohesive. And with all the multitudes of battling Jedi behind them, it's a powerful image! This one just seems to have the best energy of the three, and it's the one I like best! Hope that's some help!

    FF
  21. Nidrail Moderator Emeritus

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    Dec 2, 2005
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    Thanks Falcon Fan!! That certianly does help!!

    That one was my personal favorite, but I had to make sure. :) I think I want to draw that one in pencil... but it takes time and I'm so busy right now!

    I got a new doll dress on ebay tonight.

    G2g
    ~N
  22. Nidrail Moderator Emeritus

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    Dec 2, 2005
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    Here's a question for you all:

    I want to draw another Star Wars picture, but I can't decide who to draw! I really like Barriss Offee and all the EU characters, but I was kinda curious... what would you all want to see, character wise?

  23. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Apr 13, 2001
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    Well, you know my answer. :p

    But in all seriousness, draw what you like. That's what I found works for me. If you have a particular character your really want to see portrayed, go for it! I personally would like to see more EU characters fleshed out but like I said, it's your choice. :)
  24. Giolon05 Jedi Knight

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    Nov 3, 2005
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    My choice is the middle wallpaper. The essentially mirrored lightsabers make it too cool.

    As for what to do next, you know what my request would be. If you can't figure it out, I'd say pick a Twi'lek like Aayla Secura (before she dies), Oola (before she dies), or Alema Rar (before she gets all mangled up). You know...Twi'leks don't seem to have a very good track record of surviving or not becoming horribly disfigured...hmm. Perhaps a drawing of Lando would be in order. I don't see too many of those around here.
  25. Nidrail Moderator Emeritus

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    HahnSolo29
    LOL I'm guessing Han Solo, right? Ah he's cool. :)
    The trouble with picking what I want to do next is that I don't know what I want next... I drew my favorite characters first and I've done some Barriss Offee... hmm. Maybe Han would be a good choice, with chewy next to him. Speaking of that, do you know where to get a bigger vers. of your avatar? That is a really cool picture of Han, even if he isn't smiling there.
    The other people I might coniser drawing are Jaina and Zekk... they really don't have any good pictures of Zekk, its probly time SOMEONE made a cool picture of him. :D
    Thank you for the input, and great job managing this HUGE section of the forum! :D

    Giolon05
    I say! Alema Rar! She's purple, I think... Whoo I think I get to make up an outfit for her! I can't find a picture of her in an outfit. oh well... :D
    And aayla... my favorite Twi'lek. Well, yup, she is a great choice!! And don't worry, I don't really like doing injured and/or dead people in my drawings... its depressing :p
    Lando... Lando... hmm.... Han, chewy AND lando... ah yes.
    I'm glad you liked that wallpaper! It was fun to make up.


    Thank you both for coming and and giving your opinions, and btw there is now a new wallpaper up top.

    Take care and God bless!
    ~N
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