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May 4, 2021 10:44:23  #1


Lads I'm an artist - Axel's Art Gallery

here it is

working on a new drawing of ark that i think will be my most accurate to the character yet

i took an image and have traced the head and redid the hair and face. i'm working on the body and suit now


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May 4, 2021 10:48:44  #2


Re: Lads I'm an artist - Axel's Art Gallery


do it work


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May 4, 2021 10:48:57  #3


Re: Lads I'm an artist - Axel's Art Gallery

yey

that's your sneak peek


           Axel
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Live like nobody's watching
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May 4, 2021 11:57:47  #4


Re: Lads I'm an artist - Axel's Art Gallery

It does not work
Also I would not recommend calling it art if you're tracing atm. I would actually recommend you reference images instead of tracing it (if that's what you mean) but that you reference either way and give credit to the artist you're taking source material from. Anyways in general line consistency tends to be worse for tracing from what I've seen so yee

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May 4, 2021 12:01:17  #5


Re: Lads I'm an artist - Axel's Art Gallery

fork it no work

what do you call it when you use an image for reference but change major aspects of that image?

Last edited by ThreePunchAxel (May 4, 2021 12:03:41)


           Axel
"Martial arts is... a way to move all cool like?"
Live like nobody's watching
I aten't dead
If i was rich, I'd fill up a room with buttons, and then when you pressed them they'd make satisfying sounds
 
     Thread Starter
 

May 4, 2021 12:08:53  #6


Re: Lads I'm an artist - Axel's Art Gallery

also, second question, what is line consistency and why is it worse with tracing


           Axel
"Martial arts is... a way to move all cool like?"
Live like nobody's watching
I aten't dead
If i was rich, I'd fill up a room with buttons, and then when you pressed them they'd make satisfying sounds
 
     Thread Starter
 

May 4, 2021 12:13:45  #7


Re: Lads I'm an artist - Axel's Art Gallery

ThreePunchAxel wrote:

fork it no work

what do you call it when you use an image for reference but change major aspects of that image?

it's called... using a reference


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May 4, 2021 12:19:30  #8


Re: Lads I'm an artist - Axel's Art Gallery

ok


           Axel
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Live like nobody's watching
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May 4, 2021 12:33:20  #9


Re: Lads I'm an artist - Axel's Art Gallery

image credit will arrive soon


           Axel
"Martial arts is... a way to move all cool like?"
Live like nobody's watching
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May 4, 2021 12:49:23  #10


Re: Lads I'm an artist - Axel's Art Gallery

might redo the hair and add more space between the spikes. in other news, i have discovered that showing art on the internet is more complex than showing art in life, and my art is in fact a reference, and not art

however, i can draw a nice river


           Axel
"Martial arts is... a way to move all cool like?"
Live like nobody's watching
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May 4, 2021 12:53:16  #11


Re: Lads I'm an artist - Axel's Art Gallery

I don't really specialize at defining things well and I also can't say I have the skill of drawing consistent lines either, so I'll say that line consistency is related to how you form...well, your lines. While you're drawing, you tend to be able to focus on that more, whereas in tracing, you're focusing on getting down the lines themselves, so while the overall shape is there, you don't really develop your own techniques and such to show a 3-D form on a 2-D dimension. Overall, line consistency helps give shape, form, and rhythm to a picture, and so you have to draw your own art to get your idea of those concepts. 

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and the unimaginable

have indeed
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May 4, 2021 12:57:43  #12


Re: Lads I'm an artist - Axel's Art Gallery

thank you, i thought that was a pretty good definition


           Axel
"Martial arts is... a way to move all cool like?"
Live like nobody's watching
I aten't dead
If i was rich, I'd fill up a room with buttons, and then when you pressed them they'd make satisfying sounds
 
     Thread Starter
 

May 4, 2021 12:59:04  #13


Re: Lads I'm an artist - Axel's Art Gallery

No problem! Glad you thought it's a good definition, but hopefully actually good artists will come and elaborate and/or correct me entirely lol. Good luck on your art journey! Hope you share your progress with us

-Galaxian-


The unlikely
and the unimaginable

have indeed
transpired quite regularly
 

May 4, 2021 13:04:36  #14


Re: Lads I'm an artist - Axel's Art Gallery

I think every artist has their own way and techniques for doing stuff (though of course there's always some things that remain the same) but I agree with what Galaxian said here lol.
I'm excited to see your drawing(s) @Axel so I can comment! Remember that practice, with references or not, is a very good way to improve. :D


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May 4, 2021 13:36:36  #15


Re: Lads I'm an artist - Axel's Art Gallery

I just wanna add something on real quick, as someone who actually started out by tracing (bad 10 yr old Marsh bc tracing doesn't help you learn if you're just copying lines) it's a lot more useful to try and break your reference image down to it's basic shapes. Attempt to use your reference to help you visualize 3d space, I'd suggest lowering the opacity on your image and then on top of that, make another layer and start blocking out the basic shapes. Like a sphere for the head and joints, try to keep everything as simple as possible. Stick to big shapes with 5 or less sides and try to comprehend why those shapes are in the place they are.
Studying is also very useful and the best thing is, you can study the real world, your reference is right here! Look at things and try to break it down, try to comprehend why a thing is shaped the way it is and how you can understand the depth of an object. It's easy to jump in and start tracing and drawing over bases and things but in the long run you'll have to learn the basics anyways. The order in which I learned everything is: Comprehension of 3d space (even if you draw in a more cartoonish style, you still need to understand basic 3d space to learn lighting and stuff) -> anatomy (the basics, no need to go in depth into bone structure or anything if you're not going into realism) -> values and colors -> character design/stylization (basically the clothing and uniqueness of your character and stuff)
Tracing and relying on a base is easy, and I did that too when I first started, but I realized it wasn't getting me anywhere. Eventually you'll be unable to find the right reference image to properly express what you want to draw and that will limit your creativity. Tracing is fine as long as you're learning from it but if you're just copying lineart without knowing what you're doing, then it's not much help is it?


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May 6, 2021 10:26:10  #16


Re: Lads I'm an artist - Axel's Art Gallery

IT IS DONE


also, i've come to the realization of a few things, the first being is that, while i can draw ark without a reference, i can't draw his hair without one. or any hair. hair is difficult. also hands.

do it work?


           Axel
"Martial arts is... a way to move all cool like?"
Live like nobody's watching
I aten't dead
If i was rich, I'd fill up a room with buttons, and then when you pressed them they'd make satisfying sounds
 
     Thread Starter
 

May 6, 2021 10:39:08  #17


Re: Lads I'm an artist - Axel's Art Gallery

It looks pretty cool!

His body type reminds me of the Onceler's askjbhdagh

Hands and hair are hard I agree lol using references helps and then eventually you'll find you can usually do them without

For hands you can also use your own hands, I do it all the time.


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May 6, 2021 10:57:14  #18


Re: Lads I'm an artist - Axel's Art Gallery

Ark: *marshmello sounds rapidly approaching*

Thank you!


           Axel
"Martial arts is... a way to move all cool like?"
Live like nobody's watching
I aten't dead
If i was rich, I'd fill up a room with buttons, and then when you pressed them they'd make satisfying sounds
 
     Thread Starter
 

May 6, 2021 11:20:59  #19


Re: Lads I'm an artist - Axel's Art Gallery

*tough guy marshmallow noises*


Your local Kacchan-obessesed Quirkless Failure

"We build a giant Hatsune Miku mech and get Shinji to pilot it." ~Me

I have almost 2 creative writing credits to my name and no I won't let anyone forget it
 

May 6, 2021 17:50:46  #20


Re: Lads I'm an artist - Axel's Art Gallery

axel it no worky for me


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July 11, 2022 05:30:15  #21


Re: Lads I'm an artist - Axel's Art Gallery

you guys are gonna have to tell me if this works or not but here’s some art of ark that a friend is working on


           Axel
"Martial arts is... a way to move all cool like?"
Live like nobody's watching
I aten't dead
If i was rich, I'd fill up a room with buttons, and then when you pressed them they'd make satisfying sounds
 
     Thread Starter
 

July 11, 2022 08:18:31  #22


Re: Lads I'm an artist - Axel's Art Gallery

For me it works! Tell them that the art is very cool


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July 11, 2022 10:56:34  #23


Re: Lads I'm an artist - Axel's Art Gallery

I like it!


Your local Kacchan-obessesed Quirkless Failure

"We build a giant Hatsune Miku mech and get Shinji to pilot it." ~Me

I have almost 2 creative writing credits to my name and no I won't let anyone forget it
 

August 9, 2022 14:10:30  #24


Re: Lads I'm an artist - Axel's Art Gallery

behold, ark's new canon design

i love it so much

Last edited by ThreePunchAxel (August 9, 2022 14:10:57)


           Axel
"Martial arts is... a way to move all cool like?"
Live like nobody's watching
I aten't dead
If i was rich, I'd fill up a room with buttons, and then when you pressed them they'd make satisfying sounds
 
     Thread Starter
 

August 9, 2022 15:24:31  #25


Re: Lads I'm an artist - Axel's Art Gallery

Is that the image that I saw on discord? if so, very very nice indeed!

because rn I don't see anything but text.


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August 9, 2022 18:20:47  #26


Re: Lads I'm an artist - Axel's Art Gallery

i cannot see


Your local Kacchan-obessesed Quirkless Failure

"We build a giant Hatsune Miku mech and get Shinji to pilot it." ~Me

I have almost 2 creative writing credits to my name and no I won't let anyone forget it
 

August 9, 2022 21:16:10  #27


Re: Lads I'm an artist - Axel's Art Gallery

I as well can't see TvT


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August 10, 2022 07:54:21  #28


Re: Lads I'm an artist - Axel's Art Gallery

darn it

let me try again


           Axel
"Martial arts is... a way to move all cool like?"
Live like nobody's watching
I aten't dead
If i was rich, I'd fill up a room with buttons, and then when you pressed them they'd make satisfying sounds
 
     Thread Starter
 

August 10, 2022 17:23:49  #29


Re: Lads I'm an artist - Axel's Art Gallery

What are you using to host that image? You need to use a site where the image link will end with the file format (.png, .jpg, etc.) and start with the standard https:// . You can use postimg.cc or imgbb.com if you'd like.

Link example that would work:
-https://pngimg.com/uploads/dinosaur/dinosaur_PNG16555.png

Link example that would not work:
-https://tse3.mm.bing.net/th/id/OIP.kiu0AiWyl09q9Ulw4IuEcgHaE8?pid=ImgDet&rs=1

-Galaxian-


The unlikely
and the unimaginable

have indeed
transpired quite regularly
 

August 14, 2022 08:59:54  #30


Re: Lads I'm an artist - Axel's Art Gallery

we shall try again


           Axel
"Martial arts is... a way to move all cool like?"
Live like nobody's watching
I aten't dead
If i was rich, I'd fill up a room with buttons, and then when you pressed them they'd make satisfying sounds
 
     Thread Starter
 

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