I took part in the massive self portrait orgy on the 1st of the month, so I figured I'd post my entry here as well.
I'd agree with Carnifex. Did you look at pictures for that, or a mirror?
Love th Nov1st entry, nice style and designelements, unfortunately I don't have time for any more c&c as I mostly droped by to tell you that the thumb to this thread got me laughing real hard.
Great pumpkin!! And your emoticons are sooo funny [/saves]
Although it's old, I still think this one has soo much charisma. You've improved sooo much since then too. It's crazy It's also good to see you're jumping from one thing to another - trying out lots of styles and media. Nice one
Keep up the shocking pace,
Carnifex: Thanks for the frequent comments, man! I agree that the third one is the closest resemblance to me.
Sapphire: I used photos a bit for reference on the top two, but did the bottom two from imagination. It's funny, I never think that photos of myself look that much like me, and the one I don't use any photos for ends up resembling me the most. I guess I was right!
blacky: Thanks! Glad you liked the thumb, I'm so pumped for Guitar Hero 2!
Quicksilver: Thanks! I sometimes lose track of the fact that I am improving. I always feel like I'm slacking with my art because I'm only doing stuff I enjoy and it never feels like work, so it doesn't feel like I should be getting better. But that's usually when I do my most improvement, when I'm having fun with it.
man, I wish there were more pumpkins for sale around here, I'd go buy one and try that 3d carving. it looks really sweet!
I have to say number 4 in your self portrait is def. you I don't think your avatar does your current level of work justice man...you've got some nice stuff in here .
I miss you since our night together in montreal :-* (bwahahah)
YOU ARE MY NEW HERO... AGAIN!
Dude, pumpkin is incredible - I had no idea you could sculpt like that! I'll pick up some acorn squash for when you visit and you can give us a crash course in gourd carving 101.
Mwee hee hee! See you soon!
Tex - Funny that the one person who's seen me first thing in the morning picks the 4th image as me. See you in SF man!
Steph - I had no idea I could sculpt either! Outside of modelling on the computer, my experience with 3D media pretty much extends to sitting around watching Smellybug do his thing at the last San Fran workshop.
I've been on a cowboy kick lately. I started drawing this as a completely different character, then flipped it upside down and it became a whole new face!
Just a wonderfall amount of different style make look at your work very fun and you have a good sence of humor throughtout your work.
'I HAVE NOT FAILED.I'VE JUST FOUND 10,000 WAYS THAT WON'T WORK.'
Just doodling with a soft-edge brush. I use these pretty rarely, so it's neat to see the effects you can get with them.
I have no idea what this picture is of exactly, but it reminds me of those photos of fetuses inside the womb. But instead of a fetus, Lovecraftian horror!
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I got back from the workshop feeling inspired. Not so much inspired to do art this time, but inspired to move on with my life and career. I don't know exactly where I'm going with it, but step one was to tear down my awful portfolio website I made three years ago (and it showed), and replace it with something I wasn't embarrassed of!
Go check it out!
I finally got around to learning HTML and a bit of CSS and coded it by hand this time around, rather than using Frontpage. I did this in the four days between getting back from the workshop and Christmas Eve.
Please, let me know what you think! I'd also like to hear what you think about the pieces I decided to include on the site. Anything you see in this thread you think should have been included or anything on the site you think should've been left out?
0kelvin hopped on my computer at the work shop and made what would be my album cover if i ever had a band.
" We Are Head Shark!"
Member of Team Insect Battle X-Tream !
The Waffle house sketch book.
Hehehe, thanks for posting Head Shark, Ned.
I started a new project of sorts, just to give myself an excuse to draw. I'm designing a series of characters called 19 Legends of Kung Fu. I have no idea how many I'll do before I get bored and move onto something else, but 19 seemed like a reasonable number.
Master Golden Dragon Tail
Master of the Golden Butterfly Shaolin Temple. He is 180 years old and the sole protector of the Sword of Deadly Trials.
Spirit of the Monkey
Spirit of the Monkey is a master of Leaping Monkey style. When he was a baby his parents were murdered by bandits and he was discovered by a traveling merchant and monkey breeder. He was raised alongside a large family of monkeys, and is said to be able to speak with these animals.
Flying Squirrel uses his kites to glide through the air and attack his enemies from above. Likes nuts a lot.
Tiger uses chili peppers (despite his name, he uses a variety of peppers, not the habanero exclusively) to cause blinding pain in his opponents. He has been known to cover his hands with ground chilis and to spray his special blend of hot sauce at his opponents.
omg haha that is SO perfect! you look so much like yourself,but in some odd kinda way you also look like super mario. *right-click,save*
jeez i can't stop looking at it. it makes me happy.
edit: imho it also looks more like you than the other one. i dunno why. maybe the attitude,i think you smile alot.
D'oh, my Wii broke. Nintendo's sending a new one, should be here on Monday or Tuesday.
Elephant uses a rare style of kung fu which focues on channeling energy downward into the Earth. It's been said he can crush stone and cause massive earthquakes with just the stomp of a foot. He also has skin so tough it can withstand all but the sharpest blade. Ironically, his memory is terrible.
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HAHAHAH! I was gonna do a Wii portrait too! I really dig your sequence there (so sorry about the breakage!!) - ever think about turning that into a cheapy animated gif?
Steph: Haha, an animated gif would be pretty funny. I might do that if I get some free time at work.
I finally got around to trying Painter. I have no idea what I'm doing in it, but I managed to squeeze this out. The tools work in ways I don't understand yet.
The H.M.S.S. Lolita, the most prized gunship in the Crown's Royal Space Navy.
I did that one a few months ago, but it looks like I forgot to post it in this thread. I'm posting it now because it relates to my next picture.
Black Argo Full Body Space-Faring Bathysuit
Man!You´ve got ma y great characters here!!Those last are very good!!!
OH my god. I LOVE your Wii self portraits. It makes me want to do one. Oh, and when yours is fixed, "wii" should trades wii numbers! (Sorry... you can't resist puns when the Wii is involved.)
Seriously though, it's totally you... like, the Mario-ized version!
Thanks Sapphire! You should totally make one of yourself as Princess Peach, that would be awesome! I was supposed to get my Wii two days ago at the latest, but they just shipped it today. I'll be getting it next week sometime. Then we can totally trade numbers!
That's a good idea Steph, Emobanana would make a pretty awesome shirt.
My very first vector art (more or less)! This was done entirely with vectors and layer effects. Although I found working with vectors pretty hard, there was a certain joy in it. I'd definitely like to try a more fully featured vector program than Photoshop.
Ahhh, man 0k...I forgot how fucking witty you are with your descriptions! Your art has improved a lot since I last saw it. Good shit!
Was that gunship and bathysuit done using a photomontage + paint method? They really turned out fantastic! And I agree with Steph...Emo Banana *needs* to be a shirt!
Make more martial arts dudes. They roxx0r
-the mostly invisible fuki
Thanks Fuki! Yes, I did use a photomontage + paint method for the ship and suit. I created a bunch of custom brushes out of bits of photos and use those to find interesting shapes and silhouettes and whatnot. I used the same method for the next few images I'm posting.
I already posted these in Finally Finished, but I figured I might as well post them here as well. The world famous Steampunk Star Wars series, as seen on the top ten at digg and Boing Boing!
Han Solo & Mr. Chewbacca
Han Solo is a notorious gambler, con artist and smuggler. Mr. Chewbacca is his Wookiee partner in crime. The duo is wanted by both the Empire and a number of underworld crime lords, but they manage to stay one step ahead of their pursuers thanks to their ship, the Millennium Falcon, said to be the fastest ship in the galaxy. Solo is also known for his quick draw with a pistol. He boasts that of all the men he's shot, not a single one was able to shoot first.
More machine than man, Vader is the Empire's most decorated General and a very powerful practitioner of the Force's dark arts. He is obsessed with communicating with the spirits of the dead, spending every sleepless night trying in vain to contact his lost love. Twisted and broken in body and mind, Vader is driven with sadistic passion.
He is a master with the traditional weapon of Force champions, the Phlogisticated Aether Torch, more commonly referred to as the phlogisabre.
Jabba the Hutt
Jabba the Hutt is the ruler of the desert planet Tattooine. Formerly an underworld crime boss, Jabba took the throne in a bloody coup. It's rumoured during the coup he was being supplied weapons by the Empire, but once in power he turned his back on them and continued his illegal activities with far more power and wealth than he could have ever amassed in the underworld.
Jabba is a model of opulence and excess. His corpulence is the physical embodiment of all seven mortal sins. He dresses only in fine Sarlacc silks, regularly partakes in feasts of rare and endangered animals such as the giant Krayt Dragon, and has a harem of concubines representing every humanoid species known in the galaxy.
I made these for Valentine's Day and forgot to post them up here too.
This was mostly just a catch-up post. But I've got new stuff coming soon!
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