Fantasy Art by InsideOut

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  1. insideout

    insideout New Member

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    Hey there. Thought I would share some of my fantasy-themed artwork with you! I'm going to be working on a graphic novel in the next few months and I'll post character prototypes, pages, etc here as well :)


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    This is a rogue little pan-like demon, making a spell.

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    Flower of Perilin, the night forest.

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    Another flower of the night forest.

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    Concept drawing for a manga.

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    Somebody's muse they asked me to draw.

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    My first ever manga page from 2005 or so. I was so proud. I have drawn many since, and yet I still need to learn to draw muscles, which is key for the upcoming project. Any advice?
     
  2. rosa

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    Your art is pretty cool! i love the first one, the little pan-like demon. The leg (his left) makes me a little noise, but i love the expresive and dinamic pose!!! =D You captured movement in a cool fluid way.

    I hope to see some pages soon, good luck whit your graphic novel.
     
  3. insideout

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    Thank you! That was my favorite one to draw :D <3 for colored pencils. And that leg... it's ... ah... cursed XD I'll post more soon.
     
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    oh i see! poor pan-like demon.... nice use of color, i find coloring skin whit pencils kind of tricky, but you got it nicely.
     
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    The use of blue and green is the trick! It's easy to default to peach or orange. But it's surprising how much blue and green are present in skin of any color.
     
  6. Jingojolene

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    Nice work :p I love the first one, all the colours!
     
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    Running Wolf Join the Madness

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    Those are great! Especially that concept drawing of a manga is pretty awesome. As a whole with the room and the two comparatively small figures with the light and dark and all of that ...
    Pretty amazing, looking forward to more!

    As for the muscles: I can't really help since I have no clue of drawing mangas or manga style figures.
    Sorry...
     
  8. insideout

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    Thanks guys! glad you like it. I am currently practicing drawing muscular figures... hehe it is pretty fun actually >.>; *runs away*
     
  9. rosa

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    Forgot to mention...

    As for muscules, i dont know exaclty on Manga style muscules resourses, but real life is always a good base, since manga is a stilized form of it. I recomend you to look for a book called " Anatomy for the Artist" by Sarah Simblet. Its kind of expensive but it is worth it.
    Drawing muscular figures is easier if you understand muscule structure itself, then you can exagerate it.
    There is also a page i use to practice that has figures whit exposed muscules, try:
    posemaniacs.com

    The figures are not exactly muscular but they are "transparent" so you can learn where muscules are and exagerate them. There is also this 30sec. drawing option that is kind of frustrating at first but really helpfull. Just remember :DO NOT STRESS on it , anyway. But if you want to, try to practice drawing that way for 10-20 min each day and you will see how your drawing skills get even better quickly, as well as your understanding of muscules and body structures.

    Hope you find it helpfull. =D
     
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    You're welcome insideout, thanks for the friend add :)

    I think rosa's advice is really good for help with the muscles. I think, personally, with my distinct lack of knowledge about anything arty other than my own opinion when I see an image, that shading is probably the key.

    :D
     
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    I own that book! :) I adore it. It is a matter of persistence and practice. I hadn't heard of posemaniacs.com, sounds like an awesome resource *saves*. I am looking forward to trying it out :) :) Thank you so much for the advice!

    Thank you!

    Hehe thank you ^__^ Shading certainly helps! Knowing where to shade is also probably a good thing :p

    I am going on a two week vacation... when I get back, it is time to get serious. I will post the results here and we will see how I progress! Fun times :)
     
  13. Jingojolene

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    Looking forward to it!! Enjoy your holiday:)