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Gallery Pendrake's Art Thread..... (latest wip: Stegadon)

Discussion in 'Fluff and Stories' started by pendrake, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. pendrake
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    Thanks. That's just how I roll.

    A painter and illustrator I used to work with was asked how his impressionist style of painting could (very successfully) render a subject like a detailed landmark building, he explained it like this,

    "...there are no mistakes; there are only happy accidents..."
    That was his mindset. He believed to succeed at all as an artist you had to think that way.
     
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    I think that's a quote from.... Bob Ross. :lurking:
     
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    That is entirely possible. He didn't claim it was original. He did get a 5K$ commission to paint an iconic landmark building though.

    The happy accident theory just works. It is how you deal with a stray mark or a line that went all wobbly.
     
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    That's exactly what I was thinking! I used to love that show.
     
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  5. pendrake
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    Just about finished...

    IMG_0110x800x144.jpg
    ...a few last touchups. Hard to spot the differences.
     
  6. Bracnos
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    Nice work you are a talented artiest hope you don't mind if I try to make Lizardskull as terrain :writing:
     
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    Beautiful! Wonderful work!
     
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    I spotted the difference: the tail :p
    Edit: Also the rear leg :p
     
  9. spawning of Bob
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    I think I like this Bob Ross you refer to.

    I would say Pendrake's drawing approach is almost opposite to mine - nail stuff down on the surface from the beginning.

    I build stuff up in layers. And there is usually nothing of the first three stages left in the final.

    I would like to say my first drafts are almost as good as the impressionistic @little-myth terradon rider, but they are not - body proportions are all wrong, or poses don't work. I correct them incrementally then think about surface detail last.

    Pendrake had the shadows right on the first go at the back leg for crying out loud.

    I wonder if this is the difference between starting with an idea in mind and starting with an image in mind.
     
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    I think it would be awesome if you made Lizardskull (what did I name it, Loquatzla?) as a terrain article. I will help however I can. Any thoughts on what the back stairs ought to go to?
     
  12. pendrake
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    In this case (my friend Steggy) I was drawing from a model. (If any of you lizards just thought Kate Upton or some such, bad lizards! ...bad, bad, lizards :cool: ) No, it was this model:
    IMG_0113x800x144.jpg

    I was drawing Steggy from life, ...or from metal, ...there may have been changes. :)
     
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    Meanwhile life goes on and I found a new thing under sun:

    IMG_0124x640x144.jpg

    A Sharpie pen that thinks it is a pencil [?] :cyclops: with erasers? and unbreakable liquide graphite?? o_O ...or it is a crayon, a 0,5mm crayon...

    ...this strange artifact will be investigated. Experiments will be conducted. For The Old Ones! ...FOR SCIENCE!!
     
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    The steggy turned out great... I think your drawing looks better than the original model. :)
     
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    Your stegadon seems to be Colossus from the X-Men.

    Good to know you use reference images sometimes.
     
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    LIQUID GRAPHITE ???

    Weird... o_O
     
  17. pendrake
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    It has been weird to work with. Mechanically it is a pen. The action is like a ball point. It disassembles and there is a cartridge like a ball point.

    The "ink" / "liquide graphite" feels like neither. It is like using a very gummy ballpoint pen, like they sometimes get when they are old. Except, it does not skip like an old ball point would. After it is on the paper it feels gritty and sort of like rubber cement.

    With the eraser provided, it erases extremely well.

    See next post for early experiments.
     
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    Without much idea at all for what to draw I started making marks on paper...

    ...FOR SCIENCE..!

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    I have no idea what the dark blob next to the boulder is...yet...
     
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    can you smudge it like pencil, for softer shadows ?
     
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    I will find out. Thanks for the suggestion. So far, I have not noticed any accidental smudging.
     
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