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Art Archive Shrunken Jedi's Fan Art (Updated 7/27/09 Leia Sketch)

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by ShrunkenJedi, Oct 21, 2004.

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  1. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 26, 2003
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    Thanks, FalconFan and Wicktone! I'm glad you like my style, and as for the 'looks' you noticed the family giving each other-- I do seem to like emotion and connection in my drawings; thanks for pointing it out!
  2. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Here's that drawing finished... (here)
  3. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Once again, I'll say that I really enjoy the time I spend in the fanart forum here, even though I may not come here that often :D
  4. FalconFan Jedi Master

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    Jul 25, 2004
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    Oh, that looks great ShrunkenJedi! I liked the drawing before, but the coloring really adds to it, I think! Very nice work!

    FF
  5. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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  6. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Here's a new background I made...
  7. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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  8. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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  9. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    :D I've finished my entry for the fanfic resource banner contest... thought I'd share it here, too, since it is a form of art ;) I did the stylesheet myself, too.

    My banner
  10. FalconFan Jedi Master

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    Hey ShrunkenJedi, you've been quite busy lately! I love the banners you've been working on, particularly one most recently posted: the "You were my BETA, Anakin!" had me laughing pretty good! Great play on words, and especially good for Fan Fiction Resource! I also liked the Obi Wan and Anakin banner--great images, and good placement, especially with the two of them "leaning into the page" (I noticed that you used it in both banners!)--a good use of the visual suggestion there! "Dreaming Luke" is interesting, although you might want to define the bridge of his nose just a bit more--to me, it appears just a little "flat" against his face. I like the effect of the moonlight--it definitely gives that "dreamlike" feel! Which program did you use to make this image? It looks intriguing!

    FF
  11. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Thanks again, FF! I used the Gimp with a tablet to create it... I worked in a very small file to get a blurry idea of the face with a large, small-opacity paintbrush, then kept upping the file size and adding more detail.
  12. Undomiel Jedi Master

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    This is cute stuff! I can't believe how much information about the character you can express with just a few lines. That's talent. In addition to bluring the background, there's also creating layered backgrounds by using the selection tool and drawing the shapes with the tool, pouring in some color and then making that color lighter or darker with the selection tool and gamma correction or brighten/contrast. (The sun was made by using the circle selection tool, pouring in some light yellow, increasing the size of the circle selection and adding a lens flare to it while still in the circle selection tool).

    [image=http://artapprentice.net/images/tatooine.jpg]
  13. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    :D Thanks, Undomiel! You do great vector work ;)
  14. Undomiel Jedi Master

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    Shrunken,

    Well, lol, it isn't vector, but it is. The concepts are similar technically, but legalistically-speaking, they are not the same banana. :) A real vector has very little variation in color choices, rarely employs things like lens flare, shadows and highlights are kept to a minimum and pre-made gradients are the usually the only method of shading. Facial features are limited to just a few hints here and there, which on someone like Luke or Han, would be tough to do since many of their stronger features are shared (et.al, they'd all start looking like each other).
  15. SithlyShrunkenSock Jedi Knight

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    Undomiel: Yeah, I understand what a real vector is! Still, it does use the same concepts ;)
  16. Undomiel Jedi Master

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    Do you have something in your eye? You keep ....winking at me in the oddest places. You'd say "You do great vector work" and then you'd wink. "Still it does use the same concepts" and then you'd wink.

  17. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    No, nothing in the eye, just strage lil' me.. :p
  18. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Really felt like drawing today for some reason... came up with this desktop...
  19. Undomiel Jedi Master

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    I'm winkless. I'm having wink withdrawals. [face_mischief]
  20. That_Wascally_Droid Jedi Grand Master

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    I think you should keep working on and perfecting your style. It seems very marketable to me.
    I'm thinking shirts, stickers, n such.
  21. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Undomiel: Here, have one free of charge ;) :p

    WascallyDroid: I'm glad you think it's good! Art is really just a hobby for me.
  22. FalconFan Jedi Master

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    I love the vibrant colors you used here, ShrunkenJedi! It really sort of "pops" off the screen! Great shading on the face, too--sort of eerie lighting, but very cool!

    FF
  23. Kenu Jedi Knight

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    I dig your characters expressions, nice work
  24. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Thanks again, FF!

    Thanks, Kenu!
  25. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    I found the desktop was just a warmup :p (since my art is just a hobby, I don't get to do it as often as some...) so I tried the fanart challenge and came out with a Mara sketch...

    [image=http://img455.imageshack.us/img455/4739/mara6fl.jpg]
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