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Postby Fergato » Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:13 pm

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Nice works Icy!
Lots of improvements.
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Postby NesoKaiyoH » Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:12 am

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I haven't commented on your stuff recently but the improvement is real xD You've gotten so much better and it's definitely showing! Keep it up ;w;
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Postby Icyhands » Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:24 am

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Thanks so much for the encouragement guys, it means a lot!

After taking a bit of a break from digital and the tablet, I'm trying to paint again and, adhering to Standard Operating Procedure, I've bitten off more than I can chew.
I've roughed these out and hopefully I can work back over them with a bit more depth, definition and detail. I am kinda pleased with my typography though, maybe I should ditch drawing an do that instead....

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Postby Icyhands » Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:05 am

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sto helit s.jpg


Yeah…. Anyway. A sketch.
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Postby Artenthusiast » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:20 am

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Very nice work. I especially like your inktober drawings. They look beautiful!
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Postby Ambiguity » Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:32 am

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Looks like I've missed quite a few really cool pen drawings :O. I like the really graphic way you work in ink, everything reads well. I think if you could bring some of that your digital paints they'd be pretty killer ;).

 

Postby Icyhands » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:00 am

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@Artenthusiast: Thanks very much for looking.

@Ambiguity: Thanks Ambi, sounds like a plan. …Erm, you don't have any tips on how do you? I'll have to keep experimenting.
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Postby Ambiguity » Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:13 pm

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I think it might just be a case of over blending. I have this problem too where I want to turn a form so I just keep blending and blending until I've completely lost what's in the light and what's in the shadow. I mean you can blend and have gradations, but I think in general blending should mostly only be done at the terminator. I find large areas of mostly flat tone read best in a composition. A few rules of thumbs I've heard are "your darkest tone on the lit side, should never be as dark as the brightest tone on the shadow side", however, "white cloth in shadow can be just as dark as black cloth in light", so the first rule applies to each material separately.

I did a little test on flattening out the light a bit and only blending the terminators:
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I think if you squint your eyes you can tell the values are less spotty.

I hope you can get something out of that.

 

Postby Fergato » Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:25 pm

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Icyhands wrote:
sto helit s.jpg


Yeah…. Anyway. A sketch.


I love this one!
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Postby Icyhands » Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:54 pm

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@Ambi: Thanks for taking the time. I'll force myself to use nothing but a hard edged brush all the planes are shaded. I'm glad I'm not the only one with a deep compulsion to blend everything :twisted:

@Fergato: Thanks mate, glad you like it. Could use a bit more expression I think.
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Postby perkexpert » Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:06 pm

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Hi Icy, man, those inks are just absolutely awesome. And this comic rough out looks really promising! I really feel tempted to color some of your ink stuff. Do you actually freelance atm? Anyways, keep up the awesome work!
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Postby Icyhands » Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:07 am

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Hi Perk. You're far too generous. Go ahead if you want to colour.
Freelancing? Yeah, technically. I haven't actually done anything for a year or so, been swamped with 'day job' stuff and babies. Hopefully I can get back into it in the new year. Need to figure out my portfolio and drum up some old contacts.
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Postby sanguine » Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:22 pm

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I love the girl with the scythe.. absolutely stunning

 

Postby Telepurte » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:05 pm

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Whoah heeeeeyy another New Zealander!
Always good to see another kiwi on the interwebs.

I really like your art, by the way! You have a pretty good handling on dramatic lighting and I think that's cool
Keep it up, mate.
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Postby Fergato » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:55 pm

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Icyhands wrote:@Fergato: Thanks mate, glad you like it. Could use a bit more expression I think.

I think the expression it's excellent. Like saying "I'm the death and there's nothing you can do about it... you have already met me, it's too late"
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Postby Icyhands » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:10 pm

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@Sang: Thanks very much, glad you like it.
@Telepurte: Ah, the sycraforum hapu. Thanks. Love your stuff too.
@Ferg: Oh. Well, that's sorta what I was going for. Maybe I'm being too hard on myself.


Another quick ink. Need to work on the balance between areas of detail and areas of rest. It's not reading as well as I would like. Maybe push the line weight variation a little more. Gonna buy me some better quality markers too, that grey just looks dirty.

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Postby Unknown001 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:07 pm

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Icyhands wrote:
Siren.jpg


Nice work:0 Love her pose and the subtle expression she has. As for the gray I don't think makes it looks dirty, for some reason find it make the piece unique plus it makes it pop more. Keep the awesome work!! :D
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Postby Icyhands » Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:30 am

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Thanks Unknown!

Portrait I've been asked to do…

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Postby Icyhands » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:40 am

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…and another one.

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Postby Icyhands » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:12 pm

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Just bought some Windsor & Newton Promarkers. This is my first ever try with them, colouring an old sketch.
Lots still to learn :D

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Postby Ragamuffin » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:05 am

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It turned out really well, though! :D
I like the colors.

 

Postby Icyhands » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:53 am

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Thanks Raga!

Promarker second attempt here - with just grey tones (+ a little purple).
I totally stuffed-up the anatomy, but I did learn a lot about shading with markers, so I'm almost close to being nearly happy. :|

prologue mrkr1 syc.jpg
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Postby Icyhands » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:37 am

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The six month gap between this post and the previous is entirely in your imagination.
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Postby Oli » Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:30 pm

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summerbreak ;) nice comeback though
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Postby Kaique » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:52 am

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ay ice thats lookin gud!

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