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N_Top
06-24-2012, 05:32 PM
ohai guys, it's been a long time.
People on GB said I should make an art thread, SO I DID.

Let's take a trip down memory lane first...

How I drew back when I first joined MT in about 2007:
http://th01.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2012/176/0/4/2007_by_ntop-d54tswb.jpg

Then around 2008:
http://th02.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2012/176/5/e/sketches0018_by_ntop-d54tsy6.jpghttp://th09.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2012/176/e/c/sketches0033_by_ntop-d54tsyn.jpg
http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/176/f/2/untitled_by_ntop-d54tsxs.jpg

2009:
http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/176/a/6/iccy_collab_hahafinal_by_ntop-d54tt12.jpg
http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/176/b/2/manga_copicized_by_ntop-d54tt21.jpg

2010:
http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/176/0/d/gbapolo_by_ntop-d54tt9n.jpg
http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/176/c/e/girl_sketch_finishe__by_ntop-d54tt9s.jpg
http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/176/c/d/ninja_done_by_ntop-d54tta2.jpg
http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/176/e/f/sketches0002cropedit_by_ntop-d54tta9.jpg
http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/176/9/a/swordsman_by_ntop-d54ttbs.jpg
http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/176/8/0/untitled_2_by_ntop-d54ttc0.jpg

2011:

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/176/b/d/untitled_by_ntop-d54ttcv.jpg


and 2012:
General Iroh fail:
http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/176/d/c/untitled_by_ntop-d54tsbk.jpg

Quick Anatomy Practices:
http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/176/0/f/untitled_by_ntop-d54tsbu.jpg
http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/176/2/7/untitled_by_ntop-d54tsc4.jpg
http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/176/e/b/untitled_by_ntop-d54tsc6.jpg


Hopefully I'll remember to update often... but I probably won't lolz.

toast
06-24-2012, 06:21 PM
Looking good dude, your anatomy studies are awesome as well. KEEP DOING THEM

Demonfyre
06-24-2012, 06:23 PM
You have given me hope for becoming ok in the future, thanks :D and your artwork is awesome, I hope you do decide to post more up :)

Midori-Midori
06-24-2012, 07:23 PM
Oh my gosh! Korra Art <3
Wow the improvements are amazing! Love your style ^^ Glad you posted.

Hayashida
06-24-2012, 08:41 PM
good to see you around here again, nick. Your art has improved so much its awesome to see

N_Top
07-11-2012, 09:27 PM
Toast - Thanks bro, AND I WILL.
Demonfyre - Lol, I'm glad my crappy old art was good for something! And Thanks
Midori-Midori - Korra is the best, I will probably do more fan arts of it in the future, and thanks
Hayadisha - Thanks man

Took a trip this past week, so I only really had a chance to doodle on the bumpy airplane. No ref.
http://th01.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2012/193/9/3/untitled_by_ntop-d570sy3.jpg

JJJorgie
07-11-2012, 09:29 PM
These are awesome! The only thing I'd suggest is making the top right's arm a little thicker and neck a little thinner.

ScarletHue
07-12-2012, 05:38 AM
My, you have improved since you first began drawing!
I really like how you draw faces, particularly the noses. Just something about it.

You do have a tendency to draw necks a little long though looking at these latest sketches, so do be careful.

I think the side view characters face (not his hair, just the face) looks like Viserys Targaryen.

Cloudy
07-15-2012, 07:34 AM
I love the progression you have really improved a lot over the years.

erikamae
07-15-2012, 01:47 PM
I've probably said this a hundred times b3f0r3
but.
I like what your style is developing into. (aye lawt)

Gedeon
07-17-2012, 04:28 AM
THe heads ARE AWESOME but watch out for bodies. i think your heads are a bit too big for them bodies.

N_Top
07-19-2012, 08:58 PM
JJ - thanks! and yeah I really need to work on necks, I used to draw them too thin now they're too thick and alsdfjl.

Scarlet - Thank you! I've been working on faces a lot, now I just need to work on everything else trololo. And I've been meaning to watch that show, but haven't gotten around to it yet >_>;

erika - thanks chica (aye lawt)

Gedeon - thanks! Yeah I seem to do that a lot, hopefully all the proportions tutorials I've been reading will help

ook so I tried painting in photoshop for the first time in ages... then I realized that the colors on my monitor were calibrated horribly lol.

Attempt 1 a new derp:
http://th06.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2012/199/f/0/untitled_1_by_ntop-d57nro3.jpg

Attempt 2 the derp strikes back (Was in mass effect spasm, no this is not my commander Shepard just some random n7 dude):
http://th03.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2012/199/c/1/me_by_ntop-d57s3hn.jpg

Attempt 3 slightly less derp, messing around with hair. Happy with the face mostly, just need to work on ears and the eyes a bit also the nose turned out a bit big. Oh well:
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/201/5/5/head_by_ntop-d5800nu.jpg

I'll start working on some full body stuff and have that posted next time.

Also I am bored, so I will take requests! Just try not too ask for anything too crazy or over the top X-Rated.

Thanks for stopping by.

toast
07-19-2012, 09:24 PM
awesome stuff nick, you've been improving a buttload :D

um I request a girl in space punching an alien

N_Top
07-20-2012, 02:20 AM
Lol h'okay toast, here is a WIP:
http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/201/0/6/astropunch_by_ntop-d581647.jpg

going to mess with the background a lot more.

toast
07-20-2012, 02:38 AM
YES~! looking great dude xD

Rubisko
07-20-2012, 04:33 AM
Haha that's great! hey add a funky little spaceship in the corner and draw a cable or something connecting the spacesuit and ship. I think that'll give the attitude "Yeah, I've got a spaceship but you know, wanted to go mano a space-squid so..."

N_Top
07-21-2012, 07:37 PM
Tst - lool thanks
Rubisko - I was thinking about doing that, but I got kind of lazy towards the end >_>;

So the picture ended up kind of bleh. the pose is stiff and the octopus is flat. I might try doing linearts again instead of just straight up painting.

http://th00.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2012/203/f/7/astropunchfin_by_ntop-d588cwv.jpg

SO MAKE MORE REQUESTS, If not I'll just go back to doodling.

toast
07-21-2012, 08:19 PM
super cool dude, I especially like how you designed her space suit.

you did good, nigga tops. you did good

Demonfyre
07-22-2012, 03:33 AM
That picture is beast N_Top :P

Have the same girl kicking an angry beehive :D

N_Top
07-29-2012, 01:06 AM
Toast - Thanks crackah Toast
Demon - Rofl thanks.... and that is a weird request lool.

so I got bored and tried to draw princess ruto. Here's where I am so far:
http://th04.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2012/210/1/d/princess_ruto1_by_ntop-d593zrn.jpg

I'm probably going to redo the face, something just seems off about it :/

and here's a random quick gb sketch:
http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/210/9/6/gbsketch1_by_ntop-d593zrf.png

Apparently my sister wants to start a web-comic too, so I'll hopefully be posting character concepts soon.

JJJorgie
07-29-2012, 01:24 AM
I love the first one's eyes! It's looking good so far!

That's a nice butt ;) The second one is great! You draw the face really well! I think the shoulders are too far back.

Keep up the great work!

Joosh
07-29-2012, 06:52 AM
That Princess Ruto painting is looking pretty awesome, the eyes are done really well!

Demonfyre
07-29-2012, 08:09 AM
Haha your welcome :P I was feeling particularly random when I suggested that xD

Those two pictures look amazing :D with Princess Ruto I think it's because that bit that Zora's have on the top their head on one side appears to be smaller than the other and the left one is held up a little higher than the right, hope that helps at all :)

N_Top
08-01-2012, 02:37 AM
JJ- Thanks! Yeah, I was trying to have her pushing her shoulders back (if that makes sense) but I think I overdid it

Josh - Thanks!

Demon - looolz. ooooh that makes sense, I tried to fix that a little bit, but I got kind of lazy haha.

Here's pretty much the finished one. I might go back and touch up he coloring on the body since it's kind of soft/sloppy in places - especially the hands/arm fins since I did those in just a few minutes >_>; . But for once I'm kind of happy with how the face turned out, it doesn't look too soft like my cg paintings used to. I definitely still need to work on lips though.

http://th04.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2012/213/b/1/princess_rutofin_by_ntop-d59hup2.jpg

Next going to practice something with actual clothes lool.

Shadowsfade
08-01-2012, 09:42 AM
Wow, that's really good, especially the head! I like how 3d the top of the head looks, all shiny and textured

Cloudy
08-06-2012, 07:26 AM
Cool it's Ruto!

ScarletHue
08-08-2012, 07:24 AM
Holy god that's cool! I especially love the face.

-Scarlet.

Prince of Angels
08-09-2012, 08:24 PM
Well if what the title says is true, then I'll ask a girl who looks somewhat like this: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/62/Lightxiii.PNG Vary a few things, but the main things I want you to keep are: Her hair, her cape, and her shoulder pad. Be creative, this is more of a drawing for you then me her outfit and sword I don't care about.

JJJorgie
08-09-2012, 09:08 PM
Ugh, I've been meaning to comment on this for a long time. That newest picture is absolutely awesome! The only thing I see is that the breast on on the left goes lower than the breast on the right.

Also, PoA, I think you've mixed up your critiques. (?)

Prince of Angels
08-09-2012, 09:20 PM
Hmm? Which ones? : o

TheVermillionFox
08-09-2012, 09:21 PM
Erhmahgawd

That looks exceptional O_O

N_Top
08-14-2012, 02:43 AM
Shadows - Thanks!
Scarlet - Thank you!
PoA - woooo request, I'll try my best.
JJ - Thanks! yeah I was trying to have her body kind of bend... but I didn't convey that very well with the rest of her torso. Oh well, poor saggy left boob.
VermillionFox - Thanks

ok so my sister is a writer and she wants to try to do a webcomic with me... Idunno how it's really going to turn out but we'll see. Here's the first character, took 3-4 hours to draw. Just used some ref to get ideas for the clothes. For some reason the skin color looks fine on one monitor and kind of dead on the other. I need to buy a color calibrator at some point as;ldfk. Thanks for stopping by

http://th01.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2012/226/1/b/umiko_faber_by_ntop-d5b5ao6.jpg

JJJorgie
08-14-2012, 04:07 AM
Ooo, this is really great!!! There are only two things I see. First, I think the feet should be a little bigger. Second, the arm on the right looks really skinny and it's upper portion appears too short.

I hope this helps! Keep up the great work!

toast
08-14-2012, 05:03 AM
Cool. ive noticed you seem to refine the face but then kind of make the rest of the character unfinished looking. I think you just need more highlights and contrast all around, but mostly in the clothing. Her pose is also quite awkward looking and not very natural. Like why is one arm outstretched and the other behind her back.

Demonfyre
08-14-2012, 07:34 AM
Wow that is looking really good :D I think toast voices the problems I see well though, I wish I cold draw half as good as you can xD

Rubisko
08-14-2012, 02:26 PM
I agree with Toast's observation on the values, but I understand you on the monitor thingy; my own monitor seems to have some issues with that stuff as well =( And the pose does look forced; I think mostly because the arm seems too rigid. But the outfit is very well put together, I really like it

Prince of Angels
08-15-2012, 11:59 AM
Oooh, yay, my request was accepted. :> Now for the character. PoA's Notes: I can honestly see nothing wrong with it. Probably because I am a horrible Critiqueist, but the only thing tat looks wrong come at first glance is the hand. Is it behind her back or ina pocket, I can;t rally tell. :3 But, its looking awesome! Even thoughher expression is kind of downing. :3

toast
08-15-2012, 04:40 PM
Idunno, it looks like its behind her back. There's nothing really suggesting that it could be in a pocket.

N_Top
08-15-2012, 06:08 PM
Thanks everyone! Yeah the more I look at it the more crappy the pose looks, I honestly don't know what I was thinking lol with the arms. And I definitely need to spend more time on the bodies of my people/drawings
I forgot to post these with the picture. Just some super quick form practices I did a little while ago
http://th04.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2012/228/9/5/form_and_value_practice_1_by_ntop-d5bca2p.jpg

N_Top
10-25-2012, 01:40 AM
sorry for dying.... College does that
look a sketch!
EDIT: changed hand size, edited pants a bit.
http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/299/b/5/benfaber_by_ntop-d5j0h6t.jpg

Another character from the webcomic thing

And PoA I'll try drawing your request again sometime, although last time for some reason I got mega artblock (although that was probably from crazy schedule stress)

whenrabbitsattack2.0
10-25-2012, 01:48 AM
only thing i can say is that the hand closest to us looks alittle small, and his pants look a bit monotonous. it disrupts the flow of the drawing. other then that, awesome :D