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jaidurn
07-19-2011, 11:54 PM
So guys, I've been away for a while, working on getting ready for my animation degree and having a lack of internet, but I haven't forgotten drawing. Have I improved?

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Body sketch (7 - 10 mins):
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/Spearman.png

Head Sketch (15 - 20 mins):
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/creepyman.png

Joosh
07-20-2011, 07:52 PM
Aw I'm sorry I didn't realize you were Screen capping I would've erased the small redline. :c
ANYWHO nice drawings brah. The 2nd one looks a lot like things from Dynamic Anatomy.

Sylux
07-21-2011, 02:04 PM
U MAEK FORE MII OH MY GODSH ILU BB BROSKI MEISTER

Kodos
07-22-2011, 01:32 AM
:O

Leannah
09-08-2011, 09:44 AM
I want to be able to draw sketches like you do

jaidurn
09-17-2011, 12:07 AM
Syrux of the Derux: No, why would I do anything for you? jk.

Josh: Thanks, man!

Kodos: O:

Leannah: Oh rad, thanks!

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Here's an art dump oldest to newest.
(Click most of them to view them in a larger size.)
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/th_scan0009.jpg (http://s494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/?action=view&current=scan0009.jpg)
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/th_scan0012.jpg (http://s494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/?action=view&current=scan0012.jpg)
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/th_scan0008.jpg (http://s494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/?action=view&current=scan0008.jpg)
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/th_scan0007.jpg (http://s494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/?action=view&current=scan0007.jpg)
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/th_scan0010.jpg (http://s494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/?action=view&current=scan0010.jpg)
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/scan0011.jpg
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/th_scan0001.jpg (http://s494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/?action=view&current=scan0001.jpg)
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/th_scan0005.jpg (http://s494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/?action=view&current=scan0005.jpg)
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/scan0004.jpg
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/th_scan0003.jpg (http://s494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/?action=view&current=scan0003.jpg)

OH LOOK. I FINISHED SOMETHING. @_@
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/th_P1000579.jpg (http://s494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/?action=view&current=P1000579.jpg)

Sylux
09-17-2011, 03:09 PM
Wao dude it looks just like you

Celestial-Fox
09-17-2011, 03:23 PM
Wow, is anyone else totally blown away by Jai's massive improvement?

Joosh
09-17-2011, 04:37 PM
Kamina <3
I really like the crosshatching you used on the last one. Its jawesome :D
You've improved a lot man.

Gedeon
09-17-2011, 08:15 PM
Still i defenatlly like the blue sketch the most!!!!

Sylux
09-18-2011, 12:07 PM
Oh btw mang which one is Leo?

jaidurn
09-27-2011, 02:55 PM
Syruxu: Thanks man. Also, I don't have any leo done yet.

Seefy: Aww thanks~! I just have too much time on my hands.

Josh: KAAAAAMINNNAAAAA! I'm probably going to meet his voice actor here pretty soon. :3 Also, it's not cross hatching. It's hatching, but thanks~<3

Gedeon: Rad man! I like it too.

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Drawing ram skulls because human skulls are too mainstream
45 minute sketch in sai:
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/Ram.png

1 hour ish on iscribble:
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/Derp.png

Which one should I continue?

Gedeon
09-27-2011, 08:11 PM
...............both......................end of discussion.

CypressDahlia
09-28-2011, 01:18 AM
IMO, the first. But it needs a significant contrast boost. Also, try to shade in big shapes, instead of "hatching". Hatching will make the end result look flat and pastel-like.

jaidurn
10-06-2011, 04:17 PM
Gedeon: Haha, I don't have enough time to complete both!

Cype: Alright. I'll work on it!
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http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/Ram-1.png

Cype already has let me know that I need to shade more in shapes not lines. Also he said that I need more lights. Any more crits?

ram
10-08-2011, 09:23 PM
oh I see, so that's suppose to be my skull.

Celestial-Fox
10-09-2011, 04:24 AM
Also try to add more texture. You got rid of your linear shading, but now it's time to go back in and identify the shapes of the nooks and crannies of the skull. Skulls are kinda ragged like that. But you've made great progress on this so far. I'd also consider moving the pelvis back on the body so it doesn't seem like the back can't take the weight of the head. But that's just a personal suggestion that has more to do with posture than actual anatomy.

Kenzieroo
10-09-2011, 11:33 PM
The skeches are great!
That is all

jaidurn
10-10-2011, 09:58 PM
Also try to add more texture. You got rid of your linear shading, but now it's time to go back in and identify the shapes of the nooks and crannies of the skull. Skulls are kinda ragged like that. But you've made great progress on this so far. I'd also consider moving the pelvis back on the body so it doesn't seem like the back can't take the weight of the head. But that's just a personal suggestion that has more to do with posture than actual anatomy.

I have the feeling you frequent /ic/. >>. <<. I got almost the same response. lol. Thanks for this, I'll look at how I like the pelvis. I'll work on the texture also. C:

Sylux
10-14-2011, 09:59 PM
Any more crits?

Stop being so gay lololol I trol u btw Jai we're gonna make an MMO called LITU

jaidurn
11-15-2011, 11:27 PM
Syrux: Oh you.

Ken: Why thank you.

Ram: Yes. I used an xray machine.
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EVERYBODY GET ON THE FLOOR. EVERYBODY DO THE DINOSAUR.

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/dinoforkodos.png

Kodos' request.

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/Collabwithjosh.png
Collab with Josh :3. The theme was our own OC. Mine is Leo whom you'll be seeing more of.
I wouldn't mind some crits. :3

Sylux
11-16-2011, 04:33 PM
Draw the hands fool

corastaur
11-16-2011, 08:01 PM
hahaha I'm likin the dinosaur :) but like sylux said, wheres the hands man?

Celestial-Fox
11-17-2011, 12:06 AM
Wait, yours is in the middle, right? XD

jaidurn
11-17-2011, 12:37 AM
Sylux: Dem hands are fillers.

Cor: Hands man, dinos don't have them :C They just pretend they do.

Seefy: Yeah I'm so bad at drawing dark things. I should probably start using darker colors. :P

Celestial-Fox
11-17-2011, 12:42 AM
Oh, haha, I was just checking. But no, it's not too terribly light. A darker color would have been easy to see, but it's no big deal. Your anatomy is still improving a lot, but I think that your arms have a tendency to be short. I also agree with the others about the hands-- I mean, I suck at hands. But everyone sucks at everything if they don't practice it. So just give it a shot! You've improved radically with body anatomy, so why can't you do the same with hands, right? :)

jaidurn
11-17-2011, 12:52 AM
Haha yeah, I honestly am doing a version in Sai where I did make places for the fingers and such. I'm not much of a GB guy because my tablet's pen pressure doesn't work on there. (Well if I have pressure for it installed, it doesn't work period.) I'm also working on a few more hand exercises, but those are all traditional so no-one online will ever get to see them~

Also, I see what you mean. I originally thought my arms were too long so I erased them and made them shorter. Oh me. I also see that his left arm seems a little thin. The things you see when someone helps :3.

Thanks for the critique!

Celestial-Fox
11-17-2011, 01:20 AM
Do you have J-Tablet (http://jtablet.cellosoft.com/) installed? Pressure sensitivity won't work otherwise in the GB/oekaki.

jaidurn
11-17-2011, 01:25 AM
Yeah J-Tablet just makes my tablet stop working so I don't use it.

Celestial-Fox
11-17-2011, 01:26 AM
Huh, that's really weird. Are all your drivers up to date?

jaidurn
11-17-2011, 01:31 AM
Yeah, that's the strange thing about it. I did all the trouble shooting with it and it hasn't started working. I've used it before so I wonder what is wrong with it all of a sudden. This also started about a month and a half ago.

jaidurn
11-19-2011, 04:16 PM
Thanks everyone :)

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http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/zeldacollabwithjosh.png

SO MY COLORING ON THE GB SUCKS. OH WELL. Josh drew link. I was ganon. HELP ME WITH COLOR PLEASE.

Maxx_Wellington
11-20-2011, 12:07 AM
Removed due to misunderstood incompitence

Joosh
11-20-2011, 12:48 AM
Hey Maxx..

Lrn2english

Seriously Maxx read the Critique thread. (http://www.mangatutorials.com/forum/showthread.php?1522-The-Art-Courtesy-Thread-(Pulled-From-The-Old-MT))
Your post does not make any sense, its like that comment is complete babbling. On top of that, you could at least be more detailed and specific instead of "the nose looks out" and "the lined version of the ogre looks better since the eyes are cut out from the head and the horn too"


Josh drew link. I was ganon. HELP ME WITH COLOR PLEASE.
You're critting MY drawing in JAI's thread. See this? Oh wait.. You didn't.

Now, Jaidurn, you did pretty good but I think that you used a wrong shade of blue when shading where the jewel/crest on his head is. Its too turquoise-ee. It's alright to play around with colors, and eventually you'll find the right one.
After awhile you get so used to it you dont have to play around much with the colors at all and you will know what to use and where to use them instantly ;D
STUDY THAT COLOR THEORY.

Maxx_Wellington
11-20-2011, 01:36 AM
Joosh. I am sorry you find me so incompitent as to babble on. I did read the thread you mentionned and understand it fully.

however, picking appart a sentance to prove that a few choice words in this sentance won't make sence alone isn't a good reason to insult somone's critique.

As for you being offended by what I said? I couldn't care less since I was replying to jaidurn's sentance
"HELP ME WITH COLOR PLEASE." and yes, I did read that you drew link...

if you did read what I wrote, I said that the nose (colouring, always talked about colouring) needed to be blended in more cause it's making the nose look out there... as if not part of link...


but whatever. I won't be replying to this thread as I think it shouldn't be used as a means of attacking another person ( part of the thread you wanted me to read). and I think it is insulting to jaidurn to even post such a nasty message in the thread. I think a message like that should be posted in an inbox.





Jaidurn: I teribly appologize for the negativity I have caused on your thread. However, if you would like to read my coments on your art, please send me an e-mail and I will gladly do so

Gedeon
11-20-2011, 03:45 PM
oy people chill chill! Take it to the pm's!


Jai: It's pretty decent. You could try coloring the lines? Or you could draw the lines IN color :D

Joosh
11-20-2011, 03:59 PM
I agree with Gedeon on this, Sometimes black ruins the 3d effect the painting gives, so coloring in lines or without lines helps a load. It also looks more natural. I wish I had an example.. But for ganon I would suggest doing the lineart in a darker but same hue.

Sylux
11-22-2011, 03:04 PM
Bebe maek mor arts

jaidurn
11-29-2011, 06:34 AM
Thanks guys. I'll try to color more haha.

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Starting to Gunzet!
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/StartingtoGunzet.png
First one!
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/startingtoGunzet2.png
Needs more cowbell. Or pouches.
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/startingtogunzet3.png
The true Death the Kid.

Gunzet, I love your art. It got me out of an art block.

Sylux
11-29-2011, 09:37 AM
If you're finally out of that art block how about artfully programming a rendering library and artfully requesting permission to use Frictional's physics library eh

O draw a monster next like balls to the wall scary

Gedeon
11-29-2011, 04:47 PM
..........do a motor gang with the outfits up top! :D

Sylux
11-29-2011, 11:13 PM
Draw me in mango form and I'll make a title song for Astral

Celestial-Fox
12-01-2011, 01:26 AM
Hey, these look really good--proportionately, too! I can't critique it, though~ I think it's a combo of you doing such a good job and me being such a poor judge with this kind of stuff. <3

Sylux
12-01-2011, 03:30 PM
lrn2scary jaibutt u faget

jaidurn
12-04-2011, 11:21 PM
Sylux: Ok ok I'll draw more scary things you bum.

Gedeon: I'll try it out and get back to you.

Seefy: Oh how you flatter me~. <3

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Here. Have some Kamina. Please excuse his small nose.
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/KaminaHeadshot.png

And some broom guitarist. Please excuse his bad hands
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/BroomGuitaring.png

Bacon_Barbarian
12-04-2011, 11:51 PM
Can we forgive his crotch-bulge? D:

lol

Celestial-Fox
12-04-2011, 11:57 PM
Ooh, I like the look of completed things. I like the bottom one a lot, and I think Kamina's face anatomy looks really good, other than the nose (which you already mentioned). It's not even a bad shape at all; just making it a little longer would fix it. :> Easy, easy. I think the major thing you need to work on is lineart. You use short, scritchy lines to make the lineart. This makes the finished product really jagged. If you try to use bolder, more fluid movements, your figures will benefit greatly from it. Erasing is also just as important as painting in the process of lineart sometimes, too, given you method. Play around with techniques and find what works best for you. (What program are you using, anyway?)

How's the clothing/fashion thing coming along?

jaidurn
12-05-2011, 01:30 AM
Bacon: Don't you get hard when you strum your broom guitar and are on drugs?

Seefy: I haven't been on the computer much lately, haha. I've been trying to look at more fashion, though. I promise some fashion with my next update.

About my lineart. I'm using SAI, and this is the first lineart I've really ever done. I'm trying to get smooth lines, but I've just gotta train my wrists I guess. @_@ I've been told several times to get rid of my sketching and to use more confident lines (which I tried to do with Kamina. I did him after the broom man.) I dunno. I noticed Kamina's nose problem as I was coloring it and was all, "MAAAAAAN" Then I raged and completed the coloring. Yeah, so. I'll try to get you some more fashion and I'll try to use bolder, fluid lines. Thanks for your critiques :>

Celestial-Fox
12-05-2011, 02:34 AM
Haha, no worries about the lines, though. I can't figure out how to use SAI for the life of me. @_____@

jaidurn
12-05-2011, 10:39 AM
Whaaaaaaat? Sai is pretty easy to use. .___________.

Gedeon
12-05-2011, 12:47 PM
^that.......
Also if you're having line-art problems Jai you can set the stabilizer on the tool you are using too :D

jaidurn
12-05-2011, 03:53 PM
Yeah, I've tried using stabilizing, but it doesn't feel right. I'll just train myself to not get lazy and do all the work myself haha.

Sylux
12-06-2011, 03:13 PM
No jaidurn we don't need to train our wrists we're going to buy fucking Cintiq 24HDs after all and if that doesn't feel natural then idk slap yourself in da faic :\

jaidurn
12-06-2011, 07:46 PM
Sylux: No man the tools don't make the artist. I thought you knew this.

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FASHION. Just like I promised. I was looking at some gothic stuff and then I looked at some other clothing and was all, "I'm going to mix and match."
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/DemGloves.png
I really like those gloves. @_@
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/spikesarelegit.png
So um yeah.

I'm working on more after I go take a break, so expect a larger update by the end of today.

Sylux
12-06-2011, 09:23 PM
Stop playing minecraft and work for me u bastardo

jaidurn
12-14-2011, 10:49 AM
Sylux: I am I am.

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News for you all.
My tablet is dead.
I can't find the disconnectable usb cord anywhere. I might be able to find a similar 6-pin plug and try to attach the wires to it, but I probably won't be able to.
Time to save for a pen for my Bamboo.

Celestial-Fox
12-14-2011, 06:06 PM
Af;glfn;gf I had some comments on your last art post, but I'll post them tonight. But :< :< :< about the plug! Does a new one cost a lot of money? I have an extra (albeit lefty) cord from my Intuos. I could mail it to you if it fits and you need it. <3

jaidurn
12-14-2011, 06:10 PM
Awww thanks Seefy.
By any chance is it an Intuos2 compatable cord? (6 pin. If you don't know what those are, there are 6 pins that 6 wires connect to. Two black, one red, one blue, one green.) The Intuos cord that I need isn't even sold anymore haha.

Celestial-Fox
12-14-2011, 06:29 PM
Gah, nooo, mine is USB-mini USB. ^ I'm sorry, Jai Tea! I wish I could help~ I'd mail you my Graphire that I don't use anymore (works like a champ), but I already gave it away to someone else. :/ Hey, actually, have you tried eBaying for an earlier model?

jaidurn
12-14-2011, 06:34 PM
Oh! Mine is a usb too, but the connecter to the tablet its self.
The number on the USB says:
STJ-A194
Apparently ones from other models aren't compatible. @_@ I guess I'm just going to buy a pen for my bamboo seeing as I can't afford even earlier models haha.

Celestial-Fox
12-14-2011, 06:45 PM
I meant that my ends are USB mini/USB instead of USB/6-prong. But awww, that sucks. :< Can you find the pens easily? I mean, a lot of stuff is out of stock everywhere with the holidays and whatnot.

jaidurn
12-14-2011, 06:51 PM
Yeah, I've found the pens at least.
I better get a holiday wishlist started.
Thanks for helping Seefy :>

jaidurn
01-24-2012, 08:29 PM
So guys. I've been animating recently.

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Ephameral Apothiosis storyboard:

You'll need to click the link for it to show.
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/EphameralApotheosis.gif

Cloudy
01-24-2012, 08:49 PM
the last frames of the person drinking tea are pretty awesome o.o

jaidurn
01-27-2012, 12:04 AM
Thank you, Cloudy. Those are the ones I did with the mouse suprisingly enough, haha.

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I decided to start using my mouse more. It's pretty fun.

Bya and I drew killers, but she erased hers :C
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/cyanide.png

Time to be the boss:
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/foldingarms.png

corastaur
01-27-2012, 03:06 AM
wow man that's pretty impressive, especially for using a mouse!! I like the bottom one most :) maybe it's the shirt... or the muscles... who knows

Joosh
01-27-2012, 07:16 AM
The animations awesome. Finish it.

jaidurn
01-28-2012, 01:52 PM
Corastaur: Thanks haha. It's probably the shirt and the muscles.

Josh: DON'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO. YOU'RE NOT MY FATHER. I will.

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More animation! Doubled the time:
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/EphameralApotheosis-2.gif

Some Kung-Fu guy.
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/kungfuguy.png

Sylux
01-28-2012, 03:45 PM
At least host on a decent site u butt

jaidurn
02-10-2012, 12:50 AM
Sylux: DON'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO MAN. ;_;

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I was pimpin some art sooooo.

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/Baconbarbarian.png
Bacon's character.

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/Gedeon.png
Gedeon's character.

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/Reifish.png
Rei's character.

I wouldn't mind it if you guys had mouse techniques to share with me! :D

jaidurn
02-13-2012, 08:25 PM
As I learned how to use my scanner, I shall post more traditional art.

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Some life drawing.
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/scan0004-1.jpg

More life drawing.
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/th_scan0003-1.jpg (http://s494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/?action=view&current=scan0003-1.jpg)

Lol I drew Sylux and some other stuff
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/th_scan0002.jpg (http://s494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/?action=view&current=scan0002.jpg)

BAGHEAD KID. :D
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/lol001.jpg

Baghead kid and a dinosaur.
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/th_lokwgokeok001.jpg (http://s494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/?action=view&current=lokwgokeok001.jpg)

AN ALMOST COMPLETE PAGE TO A COMIC? UNHEARD OF.
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/th_GFOPEKJFOEKFJEOFKEOKGETOUT001.jpg (http://s494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/?action=view&current=GFOPEKJFOEKFJEOFKEOKGETOUT001.jpg)

Sylux
02-13-2012, 09:50 PM
Y u draw mii

Joosh
02-15-2012, 10:49 AM
BagHead Kid BagHead Kid BagHead Kid BagHead Kid!

I really like the one where hes super buff lawwwwl

jaidurn
02-15-2012, 04:08 PM
Sylux: Why wouldn't I draw you.

Josh: BAGHEADKIDBAGHEADKIDBAGHEADKIDBAGHEADKIDBAGHEADKID . I really enjoyed drawing that one lol.

jaidurn
02-15-2012, 04:39 PM
So guys, I started playing with that program Alchemy again. It's a pretty rad program.

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This is a great way to come up with character designs and help with the creative process.

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/th_ilookatu.png (http://s494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/?action=view&current=ilookatu.png)

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/th_Dudesyluxitlooksjustlikeyou.png (http://s494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/?action=view&current=Dudesyluxitlooksjustlikeyou.png)

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/th_Trapped.png (http://s494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/?action=view&current=Trapped.png)

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/th_lookingintothewater.png (http://s494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/?action=view&current=lookingintothewater.png)

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/th_magician.png (http://s494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/?action=view&current=magician.png)

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/th_witch.png (http://s494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/?action=view&current=witch.png)

indescribable
02-18-2012, 05:52 AM
BAGHEAD KID. :D
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/lol001.jpg
I love you now^. Also your life drawings. That is all.

Edit: Haha, I thought the magician was a sumo wrestler at first. I like that one.

Sylux
02-23-2012, 09:37 PM
It infuriates me that others can get more posts in their threads in a week than Jaidurn has ever gotten.

Mr_Liebe
02-23-2012, 09:52 PM
Yeah, it can be a pain only getting a few comments here and there.

Anyways, Jai, you were already decent when I was first here, but now you're quite amazing, man. Keep it up, keep doing good. You know, you're one of the reason I came back and restarted my efforts to improve my skills, bro.

Blue_Dragon
02-24-2012, 07:29 AM
So guys, I started playing with that program Alchemy again. It's a pretty rad program.

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This is a great way to come up with character designs and help with the creative process.

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/th_ilookatu.png (http://s494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/?action=view&current=ilookatu.png)

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/th_Dudesyluxitlooksjustlikeyou.png (http://s494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/?action=view&current=Dudesyluxitlooksjustlikeyou.png)

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/th_Trapped.png (http://s494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/?action=view&current=Trapped.png)

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/th_lookingintothewater.png (http://s494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/?action=view&current=lookingintothewater.png)

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/th_magician.png (http://s494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/?action=view&current=magician.png)

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/th_witch.png (http://s494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/?action=view&current=witch.png)

What's this here!? I like it. What is this alchemy program, and what are you doing to produce these? I like how they have an "inkblot" feel to them, and are very loose. Er...what's a better word? They have a flow to them? Anyway, nifty :3

Sylux
02-24-2012, 02:40 PM
Lololol Jaidurn u r too loose

Joosh
02-29-2012, 03:48 PM
-Goes into demon form-


A re-occurring mistake you make in your characters is the oversized trapezius muscles. Lets take a look at a redline I've provided.

http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/720/critl.png

As you can see, its almost as if BagHead Kid's neck muscles go all the way up to his jaw line. This happens a lot in your drawings of him, just at different angles. I decided to only use this example of him though. Just easier to critique.

In the reference I got off posemaniacs to the right, he has muscles. He's a fit man. That doesnt mean his Trapeziusessess are gonna be like a Body Builders. I think since you have been drawing these muscles so large, its also distorted the length of the neck. Trapezius are slender unless they're being flexed like;

http://www.elitefitness.com/images/specials/bodybuilder-ripped.jpg

indescribable
03-01-2012, 04:07 PM
Oh yeah, I know I already posted but I just want to add to what Josh said. Watch your placement of collar bones -- collar bones join to form a little hollow at the base of the throat, so when you place them too low, the shoulders lower and the neck becomes way too long. Also, when the shoulders are relaxed, the collar bones form an almost perfectly horizontal line, and don't really slant upwards.

That is all.

jaidurn
03-03-2012, 01:54 AM
Josh: I love you so much. Thanks for critiquing me.

Taylour: You're great. Thanks for pointing that out.

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Just a quick mouse doodle. I'll be scanning in some art tomorrow or Monday so hold tight.
http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/pickingthefruit.png

Sylux
03-03-2012, 09:52 AM
wat da fuq iz dat it iz fukken weird

jaidurn
04-14-2012, 04:47 PM
Sybroskimangobrohams: Idk man. I was bored that day.

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Just a quick mouse painting, trying to learn to actually paint. I wouldn't mind tips and tricks :D

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/Grooselol.png

Sylux
04-15-2012, 01:07 PM
GROOSE

Blue_Dragon
04-23-2012, 02:07 AM
Man, I wish I could offer some critiques, but you guys who do it all digital are far more skilled than myself :P

Just droppin' by to say it's looking pretty cool so far. Sorry, no actual input or critique (again, wish I could help.) You might drop by Nisaren's thread, cause he/she has been getting critiques kinda like what you're doing.

jaidurn
04-23-2012, 10:31 PM
Syluxskii: GREESE

Blue: Awright! I'll take a look into his thread. Thanks!

jaidurn
04-27-2012, 11:23 AM
Sooo, Bya and I did a Collab.

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/LegendofKorraCollab.png

Drawing with a mouse is pretty hard guys.

Sylux
04-28-2012, 04:23 PM
BOLIN

Captain_Neko
04-28-2012, 08:03 PM
Yeah it's hard, but you can still make your work a little neater. and I think Bo lin's ear should be a little higher.

jaidurn
04-29-2012, 10:51 PM
Sylux: Honestly, I like Mako's design better.

CN: Yeah, I see that too. I think it's because it's actually a little long.

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I'm just gonna leave this here.

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/Drawing2001.jpg

Sylux
04-29-2012, 11:57 PM
Mako is definitely a more handsome guy. Also you don't get a really cool and well thought-out comment until I get one om the drawing I made of YOU for chrissake.

Celestial-Fox
04-30-2012, 04:53 AM
That's a super cool portrait, Jai. The technique is used really well.

Sylux
04-30-2012, 08:38 AM
Baby you ready for dis? Okay here goez. First of all, that girl is absolutely gorgeous! If she is real I must meet her, if she isn't, then we must make a cyborg model of her so I can stare at her beauty as she makes me absolutely delectible sandwiches. I've seen your recurring technique in many works, and even just the technique is improving. Bb jaibutt i luvs it

Gedeon
05-06-2012, 11:50 AM
The technique is really cool...but i am confuse with the whit patches. What are those supposed to be?

jaidurn
05-09-2012, 03:57 PM
Sylux: Man you're rad. I drew Ellie Goulding by the way.

Seefy: Aw shucks.

Gedeon: They're supposed to be the extreme highlights in her hair. I better find a better way to do them.

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Just a small Sokka Sketch.

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/001.jpg

Celestial-Fox
05-09-2012, 06:19 PM
Looks good! I think you should try sketching with more fluid, intentional lins, because here I don't see a lot of confidence and instead read a lot of guesswork. Also, I think it would benefit you to work on noses, because I can tell that there's some deeply engrained symbology in your head that's keeping you from drawing them in their true form instead of their symbol form. Your noses look very round, bulbous, and much like how they teach you how to draw them in grade school ---> (.U.)

I think you should do a practice page of noses from different angles in different shapes to try to get a feel for them.

You did a good job, though! I could definitely tell it was Sokka, even without the thread title. I like that you gave him an expression (ACCURAAATE), and you textured his jacket. c:

jaidurn
05-09-2012, 09:30 PM
Seefy: I've been told that I'm not confident enough with my lines, before. I must admit I'm not overly comfortable with drawing yet. I'm more analytic with my art. :C

BUT HEY. Will these noses do? :O

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The WYLL thread is great for reference :D

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/noses001.jpg

Celestial-Fox
05-09-2012, 09:45 PM
Uuuuunf

Some of those noses

Are so sexy. No lie.

I don't see MY nose up there! (But don't worry; it's an irregular shape, so it's no very useful to know about. XD)

Sylux
05-09-2012, 09:59 PM
SOKKAAAAAAAPOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWW

jaidurn
05-10-2012, 12:00 PM
Seefy: Noses are p. rad. I mean, they let you smell things and such.

Sy: PEW PEW PEW KABOOOSHH

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Here's your nose, Seefy. Sorry for the horrid lips. @_@

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/seefy001-1.jpg

Egoslip
05-10-2012, 03:17 PM
Dude.. loving this new style man... try doing some practice with this to build some deeper tones and shadows... little hash marks to big hash mars creates a value scale :D I think you could take it further... none-the-less I remember this pic of Seefy and recognized it pretty quick! Great job :D

Gedeon
05-10-2012, 07:03 PM
Pretty awesome one thing i think is wrong is ...the NOSE!!!! Actually the lower face as well. THe eyes and the forehead are in one perspective, and the mouth and the nose in the other...

jaidurn
06-04-2012, 02:23 AM
Egoslip: Yeah, it's rather time consuming so I don't use it as much as I probably should. I'll try to do more with it so I can find out what works!

Gedeon: Man, I really botched that didn't I? Perspective is awful.

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Have a horrid looking link:


http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/LinkDrawing.jpg

Sconethief
06-04-2012, 03:12 AM
That's pretty cool Jai. I think that it might look better if you made the blacks more solid with less of the white outlines.

jaidurn
06-04-2012, 11:12 AM
Scone: Like this?

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Black and white

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/BWLinkDrawing.jpg

Working on a colored version

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/LinkDrawing-1.jpg

ScarletHue
06-04-2012, 01:31 PM
The portrait made from lines is freaking insane. Love it. As for Link, my issue is that the collar bone is too high/ if it is an adam's apple, it needs to be clarified as to what it is.

Rubisko
06-04-2012, 02:04 PM
The black and white Link is awesome, do you plan to have the same kind of contrast in the colour version?

Joosh
06-06-2012, 06:02 PM
Hes a pretty muscular Link.

Demonfyre
06-06-2012, 06:05 PM
That is one epic black and white link you got there :D

jaidurn
08-27-2012, 05:37 PM
Scarlet: Thanks man. And yeah it was supposed to be an adam's apple. Whoops.

Rubisko: Oh you. I didn't really plan on making super contrast for the colored one and well I absolutely forgot about it, tbh.

Josh: U. Link has always been a manly man!

Demon: Thank youuuououuu.

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So i had stopped drawing for a while. I decided to start again and so I started sketching.

Oh.

I LOVE LINED PAPER K.

Spoilered for huge:


http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/003.jpg

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/002.jpg

Gedeon
08-29-2012, 05:51 AM
It reminds me of canti sama from FLCL

jaidurn
11-03-2012, 09:02 AM
Gedeyedeyedeon: Yeah, Canti-Sama is the best.

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When am I ever gonna do some finished stuff?

NEVER.
HA.

Also I just noticed that all the drawings I saved are in the same view. o jeez.

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/mugen.png

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/kronk.png

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/prepdude.png

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/supervillanhero.png

Lemme know what you guys think. I'm gonna try to get some sketches done every day, so pester me about it.

Joosh
11-03-2012, 11:27 AM
So hey you should learn anatomy before you stylize the shit out of anything first. The first sketches proportions are pretty whack

jaidurn
11-07-2012, 08:11 AM
Josh: Okay. I will try harder.

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So I started trying silhouettes.

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/robotsilhouettecopy.png

I wouldn't mind links to tutorials on setting up brushes for painting and all that jazz.

Celestial-Fox
11-12-2012, 03:02 PM
So hey you should learn anatomy before you stylize the shit out of anything first. The first sketches proportions are pretty whack
Kinda harsh, man. I didn't think it was half as bad as you make it seem.

Also, I recognized the first two characters (so A+ for you), but who are the other two?

The bottom one is a neat idea, from what I see. Don't forget to develop your midtones; you've already got the shadows and highlights. As for brushes, are you interested in hard cel-shading or soft shading?

Demonfyre
11-12-2012, 04:49 PM
Those head sketches look pretty awesome Jai, I love the style, particularly for Kronk :3 and the shillouette is looking good, maybe GunZ tutorials on 'Silhouette Concepting' in Drawing, Animation and Tutorials will be of use to you

Here is a process I found on dA; http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=silhouette+tutorial#/d4f50zf
an other; http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=silhouette+concept+tutorial#/d37phuh

Not sure if they will be any help, hopefully they will :)

jaidurn
11-12-2012, 11:49 PM
Seefy: Well, I'm glad people recognized them. The other two were just doodles. Also, I want more of a mixture between the two, but I dunno. It just doesn't seem to work with me. Digital painting just doesn't want to click.

Demon: Thanks man. I've been looking at GunZ's tutorials and I'm trying to figure out how i want to go with this.

nisaren
11-13-2012, 09:00 AM
What program are you using to paint in? My favorite program to paint in is Photoshop, but I imagine GIMP is somewhat similar. As far as brushes go, you really only need 3 brushes to paint - a soft and hard round brush and maybe the chalk brush for a little more texture. I personally just use the chalk brush for everything and have opacity controlled by pressure. Some people don't like the opacity to change with pressure though...

Edit: I just looked at the tutorials that Demonfyre posted. The second one is a pretty close to how I do my painting.

jaidurn
11-13-2012, 05:39 PM
I'm using photoshop. I just guess I don't know how to handle the opacity and my values, because they all end up the same value as I have picked in my color box.

I'll keep trying, though.

nisaren
11-13-2012, 05:47 PM
If that's the case, you may want to make sure that your pressure sensitivity is work as well. Every now and then mine shuts off in Photoshop. If it is working, maybe you can play with the settings in your tablet's control panel. Hopefully you'll figure out something.

Celestial-Fox
11-13-2012, 06:10 PM
If not, the Alt key is the shortcut for the eyedropper tool. If you hold alt and click on a part of your drawing, it'll eyedrop that color. It's good for blending, especially when you don't have pressure sensitivity.

jaidurn
11-13-2012, 10:59 PM
nisaren: Pressure sensitivity is working. I'll just mess with the settings until I find something that works for me, I guess. Thanks, man.

Seefy: Yeah, I use the shortcuts all the time. I'll practice blending more.

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Part two:
I'm not sure where I want to go with this from here, so I'm probably going to put this away and start something fresh.

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/robotsilhouette.png

Sylux
11-22-2012, 11:11 PM
So hey you should learn anatomy before you stylize the shit out of anything first. The first sketches proportions are pretty whack

I'll kill you don't come at my bro like that.

Anyways Jaidurn you suck do better or I'll hurt you.

Joosh
11-25-2012, 09:07 PM
DOUBLE STANDARDS

jaidurn
12-18-2012, 08:42 PM
What is with all these double entendres?

Gais calm down.

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listening to brutal music makes things like this:

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/demon_zps94d79629.png

i want to learn to monster so bad, guys. teach me, please.

Blue_Dragon
12-18-2012, 11:26 PM
I like the design a lot. I know this is a sketch, so I don't really have any helpful input. I will say, his eyes, I think, make him look less mean. Is he supposed to be a nice monster, or an "I'll eat your soul" monster? If he's mean, I might change the eyes a bit--with the bottom flat it almost looks like his eyes are smiling, but his mouth is frowning. Everything looks pretty cool to me, though :3

Kodos
12-19-2012, 09:50 PM
2spooky4me

Looks pretty cool though. You're improving all the time, Jai.

Also; Jai, you need to get in touch.

Demonfyre
12-19-2012, 09:58 PM
All I can suggest is to be careful of the perspective of the horns and the eyes, I like the design, it's very... demonic :D

jaidurn
12-24-2012, 08:54 PM
Blue: I might do another version of this with what you said in mind. Thanks!

Kds: 2spooky4u?! 2spooky4me!

Demon: Oh you. I'll make sure to keep that in mind next time.

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I posted this in the SS thread already, but hey. Here you guys go.

http://i.imgur.com/KdfWl.png

Sylux
12-24-2012, 10:22 PM
What is with all these double entendres?

Gais calm down.

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listening to brutal music makes things like this:

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/jaidurn_charre/demon_zps94d79629.png

i want to learn to monster so bad, guys. teach me, please.
It's okay, my child, I can teach you how to monster.

jaidurn
12-25-2012, 12:45 AM
sylux: teach me how to doughie.

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Colored version of the previous.

http://i.imgur.com/zk4Qd.png

corastaur
12-25-2012, 01:59 AM
OH MY GOSH!!! :monkey_kyaa: I am so happy right now like aaaah this is just perfect! I love the hair and just all of it! Thank yooooou!!!

jaidurn
01-06-2013, 09:49 AM
cora: aw thanks.

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quick thing for kodos while sick
http://i.imgur.com/I0vOl.png

Things that are awful:
All of it really.
The hair, eyes, face shape, nose, the shoulder near us looks awful, ect.

but it's a karinthing
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwxswadR6N1qlfwzk.gif

Gedeon
01-07-2013, 11:15 AM
Actually i disagree... i think its awesome. No serriossly, your lines are fantastic. The thickness is so controlled and nice, lines smooth and wavy. My only gripes would be the shoulder and the upper lip ( but the upper lips CAN be like that its just that i think it would look better if it was smaller). But i really like everything else. Thumbs up!

Sylux
01-08-2013, 10:44 AM
Jaidurn do my lineart from now on

jaidurn
02-19-2013, 08:01 PM
My Favorite Serbian: oh you stop it. <3

Syduxface: only if you pay me lots of money

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So that previous one probably won't ever be finished, but hey, when do i ever finish anything?

Older thing that probably won't be finished for Cullen:
http://i.imgur.com/Cx62tlO.png


Linz helped me with some questions and totally made my life. Doing this as a thank you, so critiques are very much appreciated. Pretty pleaaaase:
http://i.imgur.com/hOKQim2.png

Sylux
02-20-2013, 04:20 PM
Finish it you faggot

jaidurn
02-21-2013, 03:20 AM
syduxbroski: wait finish which one eh?

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WIP Ver 2.

Going ahead and line arting. I'm p. unhappy with it now that i see it in ink :\
http://i.imgur.com/kKkkDr4.png

Sylux
02-21-2013, 05:31 AM
Finish the fucking Amatsu Legionnares goddammit. Also nice drawings but you need to start drawing more stuff in different poses. That pose is getting old.

JJJorgie
02-21-2013, 09:26 AM
You're stuff's looking good, Jai. One thing I notice is Iron Man's elbow area is super thin

Demonfyre
02-22-2013, 12:44 PM
Hmm, I don't think the shoulder pads are completely in perspective with the suit/arm. Other than that it's looking pretty awesome :D

jaidurn
03-04-2013, 01:09 PM
colonbuntlai: don't tell me what to do. i do loads of sketches in different poses, but i really like working on paper because the computer saps my creativity.

JJJ: I see what you mean. I'll correct it if I ever get around to it. eheheheeheh

Demon: yeah man idk what's up with those shoulder pads. thanks.

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Horrible camera picture of a mediocre piece.

Next one i do is gonna be an experiment. I hope it goes well.

http://i.imgur.com/RrA2gHG.jpg

Sedistra
03-04-2013, 03:01 PM
Oh damn, you nailed the likeness.

I like it. =)

Is it complete? Because the lower part looks pretty under-developed.

Kodos
03-04-2013, 05:09 PM
What's taters?

That's really good.

Joosh
03-04-2013, 07:19 PM
Awesome drawing.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2INfnfP4wU8

Demonfyre
03-04-2013, 07:53 PM
Dayum, that's awesome :3 I like the way you bought out the different features in it :)

Blue_Dragon
03-05-2013, 08:12 PM
Awesome :D Neat idea, too!

jaidurn
03-05-2013, 08:59 PM
baha: yeah i'm done doing whatever on it. i didn't even mean to finish it, it just kinda happened over time. but yeah, honestly, i don't like it. i see soooo many issues.

kodos: thanks mate

josh: @_@ THAT VID IS AWESOME.

demon: aw thanks man. i really like doing traditional stuff

Blue: Yeah i'm trying to flesh out the style. i'm thinking i might keep it black and white due to what you'll see below.

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started out as a self portrait.

idk what happened.

i didn't have the color pens i thought i did. they were all neon colors.

wat do
http://i.imgur.com/GcxgJS0.jpg

Joosh
03-11-2013, 10:17 PM
This is a cool new style, i'm interested in seeing where you take it. More plz

jaidurn
04-07-2013, 11:51 PM
Josh: I'll see what I can do mate. I dunno if I'll feel that art flow again anytime soon.

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Messing around with style stuff. Lemme know what you guys think, eh?
http://i.imgur.com/cE3R3mq.png

JJJorgie
04-08-2013, 01:06 AM
The style's pretty cool! I like the anglular structure. His mouth's a little crooked and the eye on the right is shorter (in height) than the other. The far shoulder looks to be raised a little higher than the other, so it looks a little off.

Sylux
04-08-2013, 01:28 AM
iz awesome mah brutha

jaidurn
04-13-2013, 03:48 PM
jjj: I agree on all those points. Way to point stuff out! Thank you so much!

kullen: what a horrid kritiq wrk hardr pls. Naw, thanks mate.

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what am i doing with my life
http://i.imgur.com/BrsyNbW.png

Evil_Cake
04-13-2013, 04:54 PM
wat is that

jaidurn
05-01-2013, 12:30 AM
cake: i wish i knew, mate. I wish i knew. . .

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so yeah, back to this stuff.
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/465335_10200136696233501_1935466518_o.jpg

that right eye is bothering me and so i am going to fix it.

Sylux
05-01-2013, 01:01 AM
IS THIS HARLIE

CRYING NOW THANKS YOU BASTARD

- - - Updated - - -

BY THE WAY IF YOU FUCK THIS UP AND DO NOT CAPTURE EVERY SQUARE INCH OF HER STUNNING MAGNIFICENCE I WILL WRECK YOUR SHIT UP SO HARD MAN SO FUCKING HARD

- - - Updated - - -

PS ALSO IF SHE OFFERS TO DO AN ART TRADE WITH YOU REMIND HER ABOUT CHELL JUST TELL HER CULLEN TOLD ME TO TELL YOU "CHELL" SHE WILL KNOW WHAT IT MEANS

Blue_Dragon
05-01-2013, 07:09 PM
It's looking neat so far! I was wondering where her hair over the right side (her left) is going? I mean, is it just over the glasses, or does some of her bangs fall behind? Same for that side of her face. It seems you'd see it through the glasses. Does that make sense? Otherwise, it's looking nice!

Sylux
05-01-2013, 09:08 PM
She usually keeps her hair up in a messy bun, her bangs swept to the left with a few locks hanging out.

jaidurn
05-01-2013, 10:13 PM
cullen: okay matey.

blue: I didn't put that in there until later, but yeah I did get that hair in there :)

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http://i.imgur.com/PGiwXRe.jpg

JJJorgie
05-03-2013, 08:10 AM
Wow, I just love when you do these!! One thing I noticed is that the eyes aren't level with each other. The one on the right is higher up

jaidurn
05-04-2013, 12:56 AM
jjj: yeah it looks like that, but actually it's the nose that's off and yeah. that angle ruins that.

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tear this up pls.
http://i.imgur.com/XKIBrKi.jpg
things i know are wrong:
shades aren't different enough. needs lighter shades for skin.
the lips. they are killing me.
glasses, mate.
facial shape.