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Re: Sketch #000007 - "Fire&Ice"

PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:07 am
by Taron
Oh, Zero, I didn't even see yours, that was strange... very cool! I like how you go 3d so successfully with it already. Great idea with the shadow! 8-)

Re: Sketch #000007 - "Fire&Ice"

PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:13 pm
by borhani59
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Re: Sketch #000007 - "Fire&Ice"

PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:03 pm
by Zeropainter
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My Second Fire and Ice Picture :bounce:

Re: Sketch #000007 - "Fire&Ice"

PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:34 pm
by Taron
Great dynamics, very dramatic! Good job, Zero! :ob

Re: Sketch #000007 - "Fire&Ice"

PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:18 am
by Pilou
Simple! :)
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Re: Sketch #000007 - "Fire&Ice"

PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:54 am
by Knacki
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Re: Sketch #000007 - "Fire&Ice"

PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:56 am
by Ovn1
Attempt of fake Frazetta on Fire & Ice 2 mission.

Re: Sketch #000007 - "Fire&Ice"

PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:03 am
by Taron
Not bad at all, Ovn! The legs and the whole lower portion of the picture are awesome. The torso is a little stiff, maybe, could keep on twisting against the leg position and seek balance again, you know. He also has his left leg and left arm forward, which is a little unnatural. When you walk...well... just think about it! c:!
The head and hair are great again, though, I like that style! :ob
And the flaming sword is HOT! :lol:

Sometimes, if you want to check balance, hitting [F6] gives you a good sense of what's going on. You can then use the warp mode [ctrl]+[w] to push things around carefully. Use brush#1 or #6 with [Shift] down to smudge, when you're in warp mode. You'll get a feeling for it quickly and it's very powerful!

Oh, I also like the brilliant peak in the background, of course! :D

Re: Sketch #000007 - "Fire&Ice"

PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:45 am
by Ovn1
Great thanks Taron!
I fully agree with you, balance is wrong.
I check that from time to time with F6 (not enough), but I never play with Warp mode. :cry:
Next time I will! :D
About left leg and left arm this is also bad indeed, I was distracted by antmen reference :?
http://thevelvetrocket.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/frank_frazetta_tarzan_and_the_antmen.jpg

I am really impressed by the time you take to provide comments, advices, boosts... :rock: :bow:

Re: Sketch #000007 - "Fire&Ice"

PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:18 am
by Taron
Yeah, Tarzan is actually standing there, while your guy appears to be walking. OH, and I honestly and truly care about each and everyone, who comes here and fills me with as much joy as you do! So, naturally I'm super happy to help where I can, when I can. :)
Soooo...as artists we are always growing, always hungry to reach greater understanding, to wield our chosen medium with ever greater control and bring subjects of our imagination into an existence that can be read and received, even experienced. To do that it takes quite a few disciplines to be mastered. In no particular order this would be the skill to use which ever medium we chose, the understanding of the nature of our subject and the awareness of known experiences a viewer would apply, studying your work. To cover the latter, it's most powerful to faithfully observe and study your own experiences. What do you know? What have you seen? What can you imagine? This involves physics as much as it does anatomy and a certain concept of biologic synergies. The more something makes sense, or the more you have control over the sense, the greater the clarity and consistency of your artwork.
You can't cover everything at once. It just doesn't work that way. The trick is to keep making more art, figuring out what you know already and work with it to stumble and fall so you can examine what made you stumble and get up to run into the next set of obstacles, armed with your new experiences. Piece by piece you peel away the layers of unknowns that nobody would ever blame you for. And those layers have countless forms and origins, come from various disciplines- as I already mentioned. But you have to encounter them. Just "knowing" about them only gets you so far. That means: I always urge people to make mistakes, hahaha! Don't ever drag what just happened with you, but learn from it and then leave the mistake behind with gratitude!