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[personal profile] mekare2017-09-16 02:55 pm
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Resources for artists

Hey fellow artists! The new fanart community [community profile] drawesome has been really active since its inception in July and there are two posts that might be interesting for you guys too (disclaimer, yes I made those posts).

Posing references

This is a list of books, online articles, stock image sites and tutorials we compiled. I'd love more links though.

Storing art

This is a discussion I started today mainly because I don't feel I have a proper storage solution for my pastels yet.

I'd be delighted if some of you add your own resources or thoughts here in this post or over at [community profile] drawesome. We artists should help each other out!
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[personal profile] mekare2017-08-26 07:03 pm

Pastel galaxy with WIP shots

Hey all, I made a pastel drawing of a galaxy that I want to use as a background later but thought the WIP shots might be interesting to some folks here. It was the first time I attempted anything space-related in that medium and it went surprisingly well.

Final product:

finished spiral galaxy

Materials: rough white sketching paper A4-size, pastel chalks and pastel pencil

The WIP shots are in my journal.
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[personal profile] armaina2017-05-27 06:03 pm


I hope this would be alright to advertise in the community since it's art related, and it might be fun for some of you seeing this.

Back on livejournal we had a community called ArtSlam and I've since made a mirror of the community on dreamwidth. [community profile] artslam. As for what it is, here's the general idea:

"ArtSlam runs from June 1st to August 31st, providing a summer-long challenge that is simple on the surface: draw something every day. For this community, we prefer that you pick a concept and stick with it for at least one month. If you have a world that you want to explore with art, or a set of characters, this is a great place to do it! If you're shaky with perspective, background art, anatomy, or just really want to draw 30 pandas, you can hone your focus that-a-way, too."

So if you're looking for an active community this summer with feedback on your progress or world building and want to dive into it, please join us!

Sign Ups are here:
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[personal profile] 3y32017-05-25 06:58 am

Flower Icons!!!

Flower Icons for flower lovers!


Flower Icons )

Please comment & mention which one's you would be taking, that would be lovely! Credit me! <3
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[personal profile] blackmare2017-02-11 11:12 pm

Little Flowers

One reason I like to teach is that it leads to things I'd never otherwise create. Here's one from this week's class.

Flowers, Oil on gessoed paper, ~ 8" high. It was a demo sketch, showing a student how to start with a wash of green and a fast block-in, and then build layers to create the flowers. It was going to be a throwaway, and then ... we both liked it, so after class, I kept working.
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[personal profile] blackmare2017-01-08 11:31 pm

Hand over the tuna and she might let you live.

Mistress Murderpaw
, 8 x 10" mixed media and collage

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[personal profile] amyvanhym2017-01-08 10:16 pm

Greetings! I've started drawing again lately.

Charlie Heaton portrait by Amy VanHymFinn Wolfhard sketch by Amy VanHym

My DeviantArt

EDIT: I'm really disappointed to see the that first line in your community rules reads "Art is subjective." Because objective standards of quality and taste actually do exist in art, and because I value these objective standards, I sadly will not be able to participate in this community any further. Byebye.
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[personal profile] sunland2016-12-24 10:35 pm
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Sunland Art Colony

Hello, fellow artists!

Have you ever dreamed about getting out of crazy workday world with its boring rules and depressing atmosphere, because of which any creativity disappears? Do you want to enjoy creative space on the shore of a tropical sea and solitary or collaborative work and pastime? Then, the project of Sunland Art Colony is exactly what you need. Being initially launched by the same artist as you are, this project aimed to reach following goals:
- creating a place, where creative practitioners can work and live more freely, doing their artworks even better
- provide an atmosphere of creative interaction between artists
- enhance and contribute to the cultural life of the country - Cambodia and the city - Sihanoukville. If you're interested, please, find out more about the project here and join our FB group

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[personal profile] mekare2016-01-14 01:14 am

Fanart of Thorin Oakenshield

I hope this post inspires other artists to show their work again this year! I'd love to see it! I have been on a very long hiatus - not creating anything due to hectic work but I managed this pencil drawing a couple of days ago. Mostly it was a challenge in drawing hair spilling naturally over two pillows and I'm sure it could be better. If anyone would like to share some tips regarding hair, I'd appreciate it!

See it here at my journal

All the best for all of you and happy creating!
[personal profile] cehrulean2015-08-12 10:10 pm
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[Art] Cheeky

A drawing of my OC. :]

View it here!
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[personal profile] tamouse2014-04-16 08:46 pm
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Class project: Copy of Fealing Lin's "Morning Cyclist"

Our class assignment today was to reproduce "Morning Cyclist" by artist Fealing Lin.

Here is a sequence of my work on the subject today:



Yes, I'm painting it upside down :) so the paint runs the way I want it to, and not down into the space for the buildings.




sunny edges of buildings

First I tipped the edges where the buildings are reflecting the rising sun.


After the yellow dried, I painted in the building area. Underneath I had a beautiful layer of tourquoise, but forgot to capture it. You can still see it in part, mainly the rider's head and shoulders. It adds to the glazing over the buildings quite a bit.



The final version, which I'm quite happy with.

My utmost thanks to Ms. Lin for providing such a stunning inspiration to play with.

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[personal profile] mekare2014-04-12 12:20 pm

Pastel still life

Hi everyone, I posted a completed work from my course on pastels here in my journal.
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[personal profile] mekare2014-03-31 12:14 pm

Trying out gold ink

I made a post about it here at my journal.
What I learned: Don't try to layer watercolour over ink, it doesn't really work. :-)
I don't have an external account for my images, else I would post them here directly, sorry.
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[personal profile] tamouse2013-12-31 07:50 pm
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Astros -- Work in Progress

Started in on another painting, this one of some astrolameria blossoms we had a few months back. 3 stages of progress:

Stage 1: Background leaves

[painting] astros, wip, stage 1

Stage 2: Background petals

[painting] astros, wip, stage 2

Stage 3: Continuing with petals

[painting] astros, wip, stage 3

I'm obviously not done yet, but thought I'd toss this up in case anyone has some thoughts.
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[personal profile] tamouse2013-12-29 08:08 pm
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Alaskan Aurora

From a photo a friend sent me:

[painting] Alaskan Aurora

Comments, critiques, suggestions, etc., quite welcome. :)
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ART: Louis Tomlinson

A portrait of Louis Tomlinson. :)

View it here!
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ART: Clifford Ball Z

Michael Clifford from 5 Seconds of Summer in the DBZ style. :)

View it here!
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[Art] Niall...ish

An attempt at drawing Niall without any reference. I think I need more practice.

View it here!
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[Art] Notebook Zayn

Another notebook doodle, this time Zayn Malik.

View it here!
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[Art] Notebook Niall

A scribble done with ballpoint in my tiny notebook. :)

View it here!