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OfflineThe Messiah
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My artwork, please criticize...
    #340713 - 06/14/01 02:19 PM (22 years, 8 months ago)
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this is an incomplete drawing of a friend... it's going to be a gift, any comments would be greatly appreciated... :?)



peace, ~(To0dLeS)~
TM

Edited by The Messiah on 06/14/01 04:20 PM.



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InvisibleLiquid Squid
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Re: My artwork, please criticize... [Re: The Messiah]
    #342313 - 06/16/01 03:40 PM (22 years, 8 months ago)

Nice!! That's sweet man. I wish I could draw like that. Stick people and stars are about the extent of my drawing abilities ;o)

-=Liquid Squid=-


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Offlinemissulena
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Re: My artwork, please criticize... [Re: The Messiah]
    #342421 - 06/16/01 06:46 PM (22 years, 8 months ago)

looks pretty good to me, are you a naturaly good drawer or have you had lessons?


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Re: My artwork, please criticize... [Re: Liquid Squid]
    #342754 - 06/17/01 10:31 AM (22 years, 8 months ago)

Shit, I can't even draw symetrical stars. That is really cool, though, Messiah.

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Offlineaugustwest
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Re: My artwork, please criticize... [Re: The Messiah]
    #342935 - 06/17/01 04:56 PM (22 years, 8 months ago)

+reminds me of salvador dali,
very cool


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Invisibledjfrog
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Re: My artwork, please criticize... [Re: The Messiah]
    #343212 - 06/18/01 12:19 AM (22 years, 8 months ago)

Your drawing is shit!

(didn't you guys read the title? he wants criticism)


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OfflineThe Messiah
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Re: My artwork, please criticize... [Re: djfrog]
    #344651 - 06/19/01 07:53 PM (22 years, 8 months ago)

thanks guys!

Squid: you can, all it takes is practice =')

missulena: i dropped out of art school awhile back if that counts ;?) i've been drawing my whole life, but recently i've realized what a great outlet it is...

augustwest: dali is my personal favorite.

djfrog: hehe, thanks! =)


peace, ~(To0dLeS)~
TM

Edited by The Messiah on 06/19/01 09:56 PM.



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InvisibleLiquid Squid
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Re: My artwork, please criticize... [Re: The Messiah]
    #344674 - 06/19/01 08:26 PM (22 years, 8 months ago)

That's what people tell me. But so far it hasn't worked. maybe one night i'll get all wacked on meth and draw for hours ahaha. Then i'll be good

-=Liquid Squid=-


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OfflineThe Messiah
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Re: My artwork, please criticize... [Re: Liquid Squid]
    #348319 - 06/25/01 12:37 AM (22 years, 8 months ago)

yeah, a speed induced sketch fest couldn't hurt. ;)
basically drawing was one of the only things i got out of high school =P
that's where i got most of my practice...

peace, ~(To0dLeS)~
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Offlinedavidgergen
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Re: My artwork, please criticize... [Re: The Messiah]
    #350674 - 06/28/01 09:58 AM (22 years, 8 months ago)

i like it. a couple of nit-picky comments, since you asked. one thing maybe you could work on is the transition from her head to the landscape, so it flows better. currently, it's a little like she's got some sort of odd helmet strapped on (maybe the effect you want, i dunno). but i'd like to see a smoother transition of the spiky hair into trees or mountains, and the neck and ears somehow metamorphasizing elegantly into the landscape too. i don't like the effect of that sort of flap of glacier (or whatever) that falls into the middle of her forehead. rather, i'd like to see that part of her head blended and transitioned into the mysterious landscape, hair becoming spiky mountains, something of that nature. also, i don't like that black curve between her neck and the mountain range. it's a visual gap where there should be a smooth transition.

also, somehow the streamers seem a little busy, and don't seem to quite come off. you've kind of got this noble thing going with the wing, and the streamers should bring that out, compliment it. instead, they seem to detract a bit from that feel, without really adding anything of their own. i think the idea is there (i.e., the streamer imagery is basically the right visual idea), but currently the weaving in and out of the streamers feels a little bit labored rather than "noble" (noble is not quite the right word - exalted maybe).

what the streamers should feel like, imho, is the kind of mood conjured up by neil young in "after the gold rush":

Well, I dreamed I saw the knights
In armor coming,
Saying something about a queen.
There were peasants singing and
Drummers drumming
And the archer split the tree.
There was a fanfare blowing
To the sun
That was floating on the breeze...

again, these are very ticky-tack criticisms. it's a nice piece of work. i like the hinted-at yin-yang symbol.


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OfflineThe Messiah
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Re: My artwork, please criticize... [Re: davidgergen]
    #350770 - 06/28/01 11:59 AM (22 years, 8 months ago)

thank you very much!  that's what i was lookin for...
btw, it's a guy in the pic.. :crazy: (oops)
the head isn't done yet... i hit a block...  i like yur idea tho! i think i'll use it if you don't mind...
i still have some work to do on the wings too, you re-enforced that. :smile:
the wings are supposed to be his "key" if you will...  his other-worldly link, tearing through the fabric of time/space....
yes, the yin-yang, once he's finished, i will render myself as the other half, upside down.

thanks!

peace, ~(To0dLeS)~
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Offlinedavidgergen
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Re: My artwork, please criticize... [Re: The Messiah]
    #350830 - 06/28/01 01:40 PM (22 years, 8 months ago)

http://www.cs.unc.edu/~davemc/Pic/Escher/castro.jpg i suspect ur familiar with this piece. but it has some ideas that might work for ur "mysterious landscape". note the flowers in the foreground, lower left hand corner. imagine the pic flipped, with the flowers growing out of the neck, etc. might work. sumpin like dat. maybe a path that starts with the shoulder and wiiiinnds its way off into the distance, a tiny hair's-breadth line (symbolizing the psychedelic explorer's wandering trip into the mystic!). when you get further along, post 'er agin.


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InvisibleFrozenHappiness
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Re: My artwork, please criticize... [Re: The Messiah]
    #352157 - 06/30/01 08:48 PM (22 years, 8 months ago)

This is some really excellent stuff.
truly amazing.
I'm somwhat of an amature artist, I lack the patience to make anything spactacular though.
I'm in complete awe of your talent and cant wait to see the finished work



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Offline'Pulse
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Re: My artwork, please criticize... [Re: The Messiah]
    #352253 - 07/01/01 12:25 AM (22 years, 8 months ago)

Awesome drawing, keep up the good work =)


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OfflineThe Messiah
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Re: My artwork, please criticize... [Re: davidgergen]
    #353130 - 07/02/01 10:39 PM (22 years, 8 months ago)

david: no, i'm not familiar with that piece, but it's stunning!  escher's works just draw you in...  i love looking at some of his metamorphasis pieces while under the influence of the mushroom.  i havent gotten much more done, but by the time the shroomery is back up i'll be ready to post an updated version. :smile:

frozen, pulse: thank you very much!

peace, ~(To0dLeS)~
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Re: My artwork, please criticize... [Re: The Messiah]
    #353131 - 07/02/01 10:45 PM (22 years, 8 months ago)

i can't even draw a straight line with a ruler



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OfflineThe Messiah
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Re: My artwork, please criticize... [Re: The Messiah]
    #356872 - 07/18/01 04:58 PM (22 years, 7 months ago)
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Well, here's what i've got done...  not much cause i've been out of town and such.  it's been awhile so i thought i'd post it.

:smile:

peace, ~(To0dLeS)~
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Edited by The Messiah on 07/18/01 06:00 PM.



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Re: My artwork, please criticize... [Re: The Messiah]
    #359819 - 07/24/01 01:34 AM (22 years, 7 months ago)

Great work! :laugh: Excellent looking piece of art :smile:

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Re: My artwork, please criticize... [Re: Anonymous]
    #3614635 - 01/11/05 08:27 PM (19 years, 1 month ago)

nice work!


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OfflineTodcasil
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Re: My artwork, please criticize... [Re: looner2]
    #3614722 - 01/11/05 08:47 PM (19 years, 1 month ago)

i like it.


suggestion:  more shades of grey?

but all depends on what yOU are gojng for :laugh:

good job.


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Women look at themselves and they seem utterly human, when looking at men they see proud
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OfflineBlastrid
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Re: My artwork, please criticize... [Re: Todcasil]
    #3614823 - 01/11/05 09:12 PM (19 years, 1 month ago)

damn... where the hell did this thread come from? 2001?




hehe searching through old threads is funny...


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Re: My artwork, please criticize... [Re: Blastrid]
    #3616029 - 01/12/05 01:01 AM (19 years, 1 month ago)

i thought i was the only one that thought it was funny. I remeber filling up an entire screen of posts in the pub with the oldest threads i could find.

*** I dig the style in the wing, the feathers look kick ass. What are the dimensions of the piece?

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Offlinebutterflydawn
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Re: My artwork, please criticize... [Re: funkymonk]
    #3617465 - 01/12/05 10:50 AM (19 years, 1 month ago)

:thumbup: :thumbup:
great job,
keep it up


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