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Art Archive NL's Drawing(Update:24th/Jan.:Storm)

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by NLSkywalker, Jul 7, 2006.

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  1. NLSkywalker Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 8, 2005
    TheOnlyJediPrincess
    Thank you for passing by!:*
  2. NLSkywalker Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 8, 2005
    Hope you guys have a happy Valentine's!
    I just coming back from the celebration of Spring Festival, so here is the update!
    Leda, I actually imitate from the Da Vinci one , and I found that her hair is a bit like Leia's so I change the size to make it more likely.
    [image=http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m159/NLSkywalker/.jpg]
  3. FalconFan Jedi Master

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    Jul 25, 2004
    star 4
    OMG, this is soooo beautiful!! =D= I love that "old Masters" look that you've definitely captured from Da Vinci: the lovely, subtle shading, beautiful attention to detail and that demure little half-smile she has on her face--all just lovely! A wonderful piece!

    FF
  4. NLSkywalker Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 8, 2005
    FF
    Thanks!:) Actually I doubt if Da Vinci use the same model for a long time because every women seems have the similar face in his artworks
  5. Giolon05 Jedi Knight

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    Nov 3, 2005
    star 3
    Hi NLS! Excellent job on Leda. The facial shading and hair detail are outstanding!

    I really liked that sepia Padme painting a page or so back, too.
  6. NLSkywalker Jedi Youngling

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    Giolon05
    Thank you for passing by£¡[face_love]



    So here are the new post:
    I got this picture from a photo, I don't know what the exact name of it cause the name of it is in Chinese. I guess it may called 39 steps according the Chinese name. I found it really look like a handmaiden standing on a Naboo castle[face_love] and I really love the mystic feeling of it!
    This is by freehand:
    [image=http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m159/NLSkywalker/DSC02764.jpg]
    This is edited by PS:
    [image=http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m159/NLSkywalker/DSC02763.jpg]

    Thank you againt for your patient!
  7. FalconFan Jedi Master

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    Jul 25, 2004
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    Oh, wow! That's just beautiful, NL! I just sat and stared at it for the longest time, taking in all the amazing details--the castle structure is stunning, with the perfect arc to the stairs, and the same arc in the shading of the curving tower wall... Amazing! So much detail in the stonework--it almost looks like a filtered b/w photograph...flawless handling of the stark light here, too...just beautiful! And I think it looks a bit like Padme on the steps, although it could be a handmaiden, as well. A wonderful piece! =D=

    FF
  8. TheOnlyJediPrincess Jedi Master

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    Jul 11, 2006
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    That's Amazing! and just Beautiful! I love it!
  9. NLSkywalker Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 8, 2005
    FF
    I'm honored. I usually draw things which makes me feel passion in it. I'm really impressed by the gothic castle,LOL[face_laugh]

    TheOnlyJediPrincess
    Thank you ,I'm very happy to see you dropping by![face_love]
  10. NLSkywalker Jedi Youngling

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    I'm so sorry for my delay, actually I kept painting since last upload. However, life in high school is always sooooooo busy:_| I barely have time to upload artworks.
    OK, so here's my gouache paintings:
    [image=http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m159/NLSkywalker/DSC02809.jpg]

    [image=http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m159/NLSkywalker/DSC02810.jpg]

    And my Prints of Exlibris
    [image=http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m159/NLSkywalker/DSC02866.jpg]
    [image=http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m159/NLSkywalker/DSC02864.jpg]

    And two photos of my beloved cat, it's name is Mouse,Lol
    [image=http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m159/NLSkywalker/DSC02808.jpg]
    [image=http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m159/NLSkywalker/DSC02757.jpg]
  11. AzureAngel2 Force Ghost

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    Jun 14, 2005
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    Wow, this entire thread is breath taking, NL!

    *likes the abrevation NL because it stands for the country were her beloved master & commander DarthUncle is from!*

    I never worked with gouache before and try to avoid painting faces. This is why recently did an acryl painting where Anakin faces the lava lake on Mustafar instead (and gave it to Chilla as a present).

    I envy you a bit for doing so brilliant faces, NL, but your Anakin is very haunting. I also like the other gouache picture plus your kitty.

  12. FalconFan Jedi Master

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    Jul 25, 2004
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    Hi NL--and what a fabulous update!! =D= The gouache paintings are just gorgeous--I agree with Azure that the Vader one is "haunting," but in a very good way! The prints are wonderful--were those lino cuts, or some other printing method? The details are awesome! And your cat is too cute (who doesn't love a kitty? :D )! Mouse! LOL! That's a unique name for a cat! Great, great work here--and good luck with all your school work! :D

    FF
  13. NLSkywalker Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 8, 2005
    AzureAngel2
    Hi and welcome to my thread!:) Actually I haven't painted gouache for quite a long time and I have to analyse the color with PAINTER before I painted. Very glad you like them, thank you again. BTW, I really like your name, Azure is just the meaning of my real name in Chinese!
    FF
    Hi there![face_love] The print is the picture printed from an engraved plate( I looked it up from different dictionaries and they call this kind of picture print. So I have to explain it in such awkward way,LOL) And thank you so much for your concern , my midterm grade is better than I expect[face_laugh]
  14. Giolon05 Jedi Knight

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    Nov 3, 2005
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    Great paintings, NLS! The Vader one depicts the show from the movie and captures its essence very well. I'm not sure is the other one Padmé? Regardless it is very nice as well.

    ROFL @ your cat! I love cats, and I miss mine that live at my parent's house.
  15. Angelic_Amidala Jedi Knight

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    May 13, 2007
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    Wow, very beautiful! I especially like your drawings of Leia and the paintins of Padmé, very nice! Nice shading! You have make really good graphic lines. :)


    Blessings,

    ~Angelic Amidala
  16. NLSkywalker Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 8, 2005
    Finaly I'm back![:D] It's just a great pity that I don't have much time to see others' artwork.:_| Anyway, I decided to post some drawing here first.


    Giolon05
    Thanks you, I think I'm not that good at gouache painting and I really appreciated your praise.[face_blush]
    The girl is an unknow celebrity to me cuz my friend don't wanna tell me who she is.:(

    Angelic_Amidala
    thank you! Padme has been my muse since I was 9,LOL[face_laugh]


    Ankara Dancer:It's a sculpture I saw on a book about decoration.
    [image=http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m159/NLSkywalker/AnkaraDancer.jpg]

    Lightning: There's much rain in June this year and I heard that many places in my country have flood:( .In my city it had rained for over 2 weeks! And I took this video at night when it was about to rain.

    And I also took some scenic on my balcony:
    moon1

    moon2

    moon3

    moon4
    before storm1

    before storm2

    before storm3
    roof1

    roof2

    roof3

    roof4

    roof5

    roof6

    roof7

    roof8

    roof9

    roof10
    sowntown1

    sowntown2
  17. FalconFan Jedi Master

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    Jul 25, 2004
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    Oh, wow... The Ankara dancer is just gorgeous, NL!! =D==D= Such a beautiful and delicate rendering, and all the detailing is amazing... Gorgeous shading... **sighs** Just gorgeous!! It looks like a book illustration about great sculptures of the world...amazing!

    I still love that "futuristic" structure you can see from your roof--it's so beautiful! I'll make a suggestion that, for your low-light or night photographs, you try using a tripod with a remote shutter release for the camera: a firm steady stand will crisp up these images, and allow you to achieve a much better quality. Even just setting the camera on a hard surface would work--but a tripod is a great tool for low-light or night photography (learned this from my photographer husband! :p ). No matter how hard we try, when we handhold the camera, it's impossible to be as absolutely still as slow shutter speeds require. See if a tripod helps (some of the small ones can be had for relatively cheap!)!

    FF
  18. NLSkywalker Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 8, 2005
    FF
    I'm really HAPPY to hear you say so! Actually the sculpture is way more beautiful! I will find a chance to post it here.
    And thanks for your suggestion, I suddenly remember that my Dad has a tripod for DV. I don't know if it can work.:D
  19. AzureAngel2 Force Ghost

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    Jun 14, 2005
    star 6
    *is also astonished!*

    Wow, great up-dates and you are a master of many art materials, NL.

    *looks over to the Chinese Ph. D. college of her beloved master & commander DarthUncle (short: DU)!*

    I chose my name due to Anakin's choice of his 2nd ship in the Clone Wars and because of a song text from the French musical NOTRE DAME DE PARIS. I had NO clue about the Chinese meaning.

    *beams!*

    Anyway, you asked me a question about my latest up-date: how I did it? Well, inspiration and a lot of time on a train journey from Germany to the Netherlands.
  20. Fenrisulven Jedi Knight

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    Nov 18, 2004
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    Whoa! I love the Ankara Dancer! It's just beautiful! It would be great to see how the original sculpture looks. And those photos are great too. I think the three Before Storm-photos and the third moon photo are my favorites. Those have some really nice colors and light.
  21. NLSkywalker Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 8, 2005
    AzureAngel2
    Thank you! I'm flattered![face_love]
    P.S: I just find that you are from Germany! Oh my!:eek: I'm a goth and I really like Germany!

    Fenrisulven
    Thanks! I think that the before storm ones have strong clone war atmosphere so I just took it[face_love] And here's the Ankara Dancer sculpture:
    [image=http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m159/NLSkywalker/ankalardancer.jpg]
    I have to admit that I still have a lot to learn,LOL. I think the sculpture is really a master piece![face_love]

    And as an art lover, I think it's my responsibility to let more people know those great artworks.:D So I decided to post a flash called Cat here.This video is widely spread in my country.I remember that a newspaper once said it's a story that can make you cry for 8 times. The story is about a little cat tried to rescue his mother from ghostdom.So enjoy it:
    cat
  22. AzureAngel2 Force Ghost

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    Jun 14, 2005
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    Your English is great and your pictures/ paintings/ drawings/ work is even better!

    *hugs!*

    So you are Chinese? That is nice. My boy-friend DarthUncle has some Asian colleges!
  23. DarthUncle Force Ghost

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    Mar 20, 2005
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    hm, yes, true, some vietnamese, some from India, and quite a few Chinese but they mostly do more experimental chemistry then I do, so no direct collegues. Today however I was busy preparing a computer for a new Ph.D. student who landed earlier today at the Airport and who will be with us for the next four years as a theoretical chemist, in the office next to me * [:D] Azure*

    I really like your art NL! very nice eye for detail, and a way to make it come to live. Great work!
  24. NLSkywalker Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 8, 2005
    Welcome!DarthUncle[:D] And thank you for dropping in! I am very honored.
  25. NLSkywalker Jedi Youngling

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    It's really a LONG time since my last update... The class-divided test just drove me crazy!
    Anyway, here's the new post: Portrait of Padme Amidala in Ep3
    [image=http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m159/NLSkywalker/DSC03326.jpg]

    And I took the picture of my bitter melon:
    [image=http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m159/NLSkywalker/DSC03250.jpg]my black-painted nail isn't very fit for the lovely melon,LOL
    [image=http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m159/NLSkywalker/DSC03248.jpg]
    [image=http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m159/NLSkywalker/DSC03375.jpg]
    [image=http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m159/NLSkywalker/DSC03213.jpg]
    [image=http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m159/NLSkywalker/DSC03151.jpg]
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