SJ needs help with art :D

Discussion in 'User Created Art' started by S.J. Faerlind, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. Taliesyn

    Taliesyn It's a feral reality out there, kids.

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    That's true, Dru. Gold IS hard to pull off, but S.J.'s managed it in this illustration.
     
  2. S.J. Faerlind

    S.J. Faerlind Flashlight Shadowhunter

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    Gold is a miserable colour!!!!! Gah!
    ^^That colour is a layered mixture of shades of yellow, orange, brown and white.

    To answer your question Druid: yes, that will eventually be a scene from the prologue of Prophecy.
     
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    So I've been meaning to paint these little guys for some time now but never got around to it. I should probably put them in my garden thread since that's what inspired them but since they're a painting on top of a photo I took from my garden I thought I'd throw them in here instead.

    http://sjfaerlind.deviantart.com/art/Fairypairfullsize-432448457

    Close-up:

    http://sjfaerlind.deviantart.com/art/Fairypairsmaller-432449324

    on a side note: holy crap is Deviantart ever a big community!!!!! I had a few responses within minutes of posting these pics there. Wow!

    edit: apparently image tags don't work when you post to Deviantart.....
     
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    Gold is easy... it's all in the reflections and subtle variations of color.

    Gold buttons and ray gun...

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Taliesyn

    Taliesyn It's a feral reality out there, kids.

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    I had no idea that you were on Deviantart! I've had one or two accounts on there over the years but I always seem to lose track of my usernames and passwords. I should probably start up a new one...

    Your pic is awesome by the way. That put a big, silly grin on my face!
     
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    I have to disagree... understanding subtle variations of colour and metallic reflections is not easy for everyone.
    Nice buttons and ray gun btw :) It looks like there is green in your gold. I tried green but I couldn't make it work.


    Thanks! They put a big silly grin on my face too. :)
    I liked using the concepts of sexual dimorphism and chameleon-like characteristics for those garden fairies. Besides, I'm not very good at humanoid figures or faces so they were good practice for me.
     
  7. Taliesyn

    Taliesyn It's a feral reality out there, kids.

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    It turned out brilliantly then! :)
     
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    Thanks Eph. That means a lot coming from an artist like you. :)