~The Artist's Lounge~

Discussion in 'Archive: The Amphitheatre' started by Radiohead, Jun 29, 2002.

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  1. Radiohead Jedi Master

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    This is the artist's counterpart to the great ~The Writer's Lounge thread.

    Here, you can post your non-Star Wars related artwork, discuss the influences of your art, or simply share methods and techniques with other artists!

    Hopefully, we'll see some great art and lots of helpful tips in here!

    :)
  2. DarthYama Jedi Master

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    May 16, 2001
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    I like to use pencils, acrylic, watercolor, and mixed media and I occasionally make sculptures (including two masks, a gargoyle, and a bird man). I consider my art surreal. I can't post any, because I don't have many scans, and I would have to put them up on the internet, which I am too lazy to do.
  3. Radiohead Jedi Master

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    I grew up reading comic books, so my drawing process is similar to the ways comic book artists work.

    First, I draw a very rough sketch of the figure in pencil. The purpose is to arrange the composition of the figures and to get an idea of the action happening on the page.

    Next, I go over what I have and then start over in a brand new page. This is where I finish the drawing.

    Finally, I put the final touches on the work and ink it (if neccessary).

    Normally, I use a bunch of different pencils that vary in darkness. I also sometimes use a blue pencil, because it's lighter and easier to draw on than darker pencil marks. I also use various inking pens. Occasionally, using a lightbox is an option.
  4. Darth_Asabrush Force Ghost

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    I will be frequently this lounge quite often I feel!

    Excellent.


    I'll be back with a more indepth post soon.
  5. Radiohead Jedi Master

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    Looking forward to it, Darth_Asabursh.
  6. Radiohead Jedi Master

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  7. Muppet Jedi Knight

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    Ive been painting since i was about 13. My love for art came from animation, then i found that i preferred painting to drawing. I went to art college and did a degree in fine art.

    I now work as a freelance artist, mainly doing paintings for galleries and some commissions. You can see some of my paintings on my website link in my bio.

    My work is pretty realistic, i spent that last few years doing photo-realism but ive become a bit bored with that style and am currently experimenting with a more minimal form of realism. Ive never been able to paint abstractly, i just dont feel comfortable with that style. But my work has gone through many changes over the years.

    I work with oils, acrylics and also with an airbrush ocassionally.
  8. Goo_Child Jedi Master

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    Is it just the visual arts talk here? Or is profroming art and poetry ok too?
  9. Radiohead Jedi Master

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    I intended this thread to be primarily concerned with visual arts, but feel free to start a thread on those other arts as well. That's what the Amphitheater is for. Just make sure it hasn't been started already.
  10. Attack_Of_Da_Gnomes Force Ghost

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    Can I post my crude yet incredibly speaking to others art here? None contain curse words, nudity, or anything really bad. :D
  11. Radiohead Jedi Master

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    Yup, that's what this thread is for. I've been meaning to post my art, but I haven't gotten around to it...
  12. Attack_Of_Da_Gnomes Force Ghost

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    Go here.

    Hopefully it will work. It starts at the beginning. I told you it was crude. :D
  13. Goo_Child Jedi Master

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    Ok! let me pull on my black turtle neck and my coffe cup with a picture of a coffe cup on it and lets talk art. (BTW I do own about 5 black turtle necks, but I have yet to get a coffe cup with a picture of a coffe cup on it.)
  14. Kerr_Plunk Jedi Grand Master

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    my favourite medium is ink on paper... i just have a thing for very detailed, fine lines...

    i've tried watercolour, and canvas painting, but, i felt inept at it... i just love the control that the very fine tips of my pens give me, i guess :p

    my favourite pens to use are the Kohinoor Rapidograph pens...

    my artistic influences are Aubrey Beardsley, Jessie M. King, Jan Toorop, Arthur Rackham - most Art Nouveau era artists... also Maurice Sendak...

    my artistic taste is much broader than that, however..

    here is a link to a photo of a piece that i did.. the photo quality isn't that great.. and the artwork itself was being neglected ;)
  15. Radiohead Jedi Master

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    Impressive, K_P. Most impressive!

    It's so richly detailed and meticulous... how long did it take you to complete it? Did you use pencil and then inked over it?
  16. Kerr_Plunk Jedi Grand Master

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    thanks Radiohead... you are so sweet to me [face_blush]

    i think that i started with pencil on this one... the face, as i recall - which by the way is based on Kurt Cobain. after i got a start on the face i went over it with the rapidograph, and just let my imagination create the rest freehand... it took about 3 days.. not all day long mind you.. but, i am not sure how many hours...

    i call that piece "Love or Confusion" (you may have read that at the bottom) - and, yes.. i'm a Jimi Hendrix fan ;)

    i'll find the link to another, if you'd like to see it... there is a poem that goes with it, so i may include that, as it kind of tells a story...
  17. Radiohead Jedi Master

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    Well, it's a fine piece, K_P. You should be proud.

    When I draw stuff, I'm usually not committed to finishing it. During the process, the subject has to interest me and keep my attention. That's why it will sometimes take me just a few hours to complete one piece (the fast ones are the ones I enjoy drawing the most), while it takes me days or more to complete a different one.
  18. Goo_Child Jedi Master

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    Wonderful K_P

    I use mostly oil pastals(sp?), watercolors, and other paints

    I usualy don't put detil in my artwork. Most of the people I draw don't even have faces, and because of this people think I am weird. Drawing something without detil is like hanging a picture upside down, it lets you enjoy the beauity no matter what the subject is.

    A few people loved my work. Some of the kids a grade a head of me wanted my pastal drawings, so I made some for them. I'll have to ask if they still have them.
  19. Radiohead Jedi Master

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    Here are two pieces I drew of Paul McCartney and John Lennon. Drag the links into the address bar to see 'em.

    McCartney
    Lennon

    The first one is a drawing that I made with a pencil some time back. The Lennon picture, meanwhile, is completely drawn with ink. I sort of tried to get an opposite effect for each drawing: one was meant to be a rough sketch with lots of gray, while the other was made up of lots of black and fine lines.
  20. Radiohead Jedi Master

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    This thread didn't go up for some reason.
  21. Kerr_Plunk Jedi Grand Master

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    i love them Radiohead!! wow! excellent work... i am particularly drawn (no pun intended) visually to the Lennon piece, but they are both exceptional!

    outstanding :)

    i should have known you are an artist ;)
  22. Goo_Child Jedi Master

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    has anyone here ever won anything in art shows?
  23. Tuckahoe Jedi Padawan

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    Well...I generally like to work with a regular old pencil. But I occasionally use paints such as acrylic and watercolor. I plan on majoring in illustration...but right now I'm still stuck in high school. I only got one more year of that, though.

    And to answer Goo_Child's question about whether anyone has ever won something in an art show...well...I took 2nd place in a county show and got a pen and ink drawing selected to be in a regional show...which is a big feat to accomplish. So, I'm pretty happy. :)
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