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Woo, ive finially finished all of my courseworks for this year! Finially, i can get back to drawing and painting, and what better way to start than with a freindly competition?
Ok heres the plan, i need to practice my PS skills and general digital painting, so i decided i would try and draw a warrior. So i thought, heck ill use myself as a reference and thats when this idea struck me! Imagine this as a sort of daily speed sketch/ speed painting challange! There is only one rule and that is that the submission(s) must be of a warrior and that it must be you (any type of warrior, futuristic sci-fi, fantasy, surreal etc...).
There are no deadlines, no 'winners or loosers' per se, everyone just has a go for a bit of fun. I hope you will join me, and ill look forward to seeing peoples submissions.
18-04-2005, 05:54 AM
Ok, got a subscriber here already.
18-04-2005, 06:21 AM
hey soundz like fun! i will do it.
18-04-2005, 09:09 PM
count me in....cool ideas deserve attention and i think everyone should join !
18-04-2005, 09:37 PM
This is a really cool suggestion Ibbo the possibilities are infinite.
I would also like to thank you for sharing this great idea with all
of us hear in these forums, and I would be honored to be a part of this.
Thanks for the feedback guys! I would love to see peoples WIPS develop, so remember to post those too! Ok, cracking, lets get started then!
Here is my primary sketch, its me as a 'ROAD WARRIOR' (Mad Max fan here!). Its ok, but im pants at drawing guns and that shows (what a poor revolver?!). What do people think? The posture is ever so slightly hunched, i think i tried to draw it all in the space i had avaliable in stead of just making the canvas bigger! And more c&c people can offer before i go into the details?
19-04-2005, 12:15 AM
Looks good....I would puff out the sleeves and shape your arms a bit more accurately, though :)
I'm not sure if the legs are too short or if it's deliberate foreshortening (to convey perspective). Perhaps a basic background?
Nice idea....I may join too. As I finished school a week ago and today sat my last exam before A-levels begin in June. :dance:
19-04-2005, 01:09 AM
hummm Nice. But please redo the revolver o.o Get yourself a reference and draw from that. Sorry maybe its just me...I really like Revolvers. Such fine Weapons...uhhhhhh :P :D
Im drawing a kind of Gunslinger with a medieval Wood-Metal Armor....lol that will be so primal-punk like :D
Went in another direction, same pose etc... Ive basicially just drawn myself in an angry pose, and have different layers over the top to experiment with. This has a more modern, ninja/kill bill type thing going on... Just ideas at the moment!
19-04-2005, 02:09 AM
Sounds fun! I'll post some stuff if I've got time :)
19-04-2005, 12:58 PM
The idea is great! I'm trying to get an entry too.
19-04-2005, 02:28 PM
Survival-horror games seem to own me
19-04-2005, 05:45 PM
haha...nice one david. You too ibbo...I might do something...
19-04-2005, 06:01 PM
haha, cool idea. i might go and sketchs something aswell. havent done any reall drawing for some time now. bout time i start up again :D
19-04-2005, 08:33 PM
You know me, I'm a sucker for fantasy... Really quick self portrait. Maybe won't be a bad ideea to post also a picture of ourselfs to test the resemblances.
Great submissions David and Avatar!
I like your suggestion Avatar, how about we post a photo when we post our finial submissions? That way people can see what were like in the real world, and how we invisage ourselves in a fantasy world!
Well ive worked on my road warrior a bit more. Still not happy about that revolver but it will do for now as a sketch! What do people think?
20-04-2005, 12:42 AM
Heres my wip..quite happy with the face...of course i altered a bit here and there...it looks more round in RL and im used to shave the stubbles....
Edit: Sorry for doing this Cork buddy, I don't want to think i'm a prud or something but language rules on this forum exist for a certain reason. Please edit the text on your drawing before posting again, or better, delete it.
Edit2: woups sorry ^^ ° The Pencil made me do it *lol*
Ive coloured this one, although im not 100% happy with it. It needs more of a 'warrior' feel... I need to go back over and add in some details methinks!
20-04-2005, 08:41 PM
It needs grime. Lots and lots of Grime. With a bit of dirt on top. :)
Perhaps a colour palette that is predominantly brown, or even just darker greys would help give it the atmosphere you're looking for?
great idea Ibbo! maybe I'll join in ..cos there is not deadline :)
20-04-2005, 10:57 PM
What an awsome Idea. If I have time I will also join in. Ibbo, great expression and relaxed pose. Avatar, Haha, looking as knoble as ever. I love the way you did the armor. Higher protection against right handed people. I am somewhat working on a Sci-fi character for class right now with that same theory.
edit, I missed Corky's drawing. I love seeing contruction lines. I am not sure why. It is also a great piece so far. Davids is also very good. His is almost creapy because he looks so inocent holding a shotgun shell, shotgun and an Ax. Feels like you would walk up to him asking if he needs help then he hacks you up with a smile on his face without making a sounds. He then loads that shotgun shell and splinters your head with it. Afterward he pulls a new shell out of his pocket and gazes at it. haha.
20-04-2005, 11:21 PM
hi guys ! very nice idea ! im also going to b'come a warrior :halo:
corky !very good drawing i see there! :dance:
I have started to draw myself, but with the mouse it is a bit complicated for me ..maybe I will make again the sketch using the wacom
here only the start of the face
22-04-2005, 05:09 PM
i like both avatar's & Ibbo's .
though Ibbo's warrior looks somewhat ...feeling guilty ???!!!
okay ! here is mine...still in wip stage .got to work on the sword & composition.
Ha, brilliant Kamal! Well thanks for everyones input, this has been a great sucess. Cheeres for all participating, and i hope to keep on seeing more and more people post their drawings! Ive also got another idea in the works, which i hope people will like as much too *grin*!
23-04-2005, 01:58 AM
The moustache is an adition or you really grow yourself one lately? :D
23-04-2005, 02:02 AM
Yeah, kamal...you should think about getting a mustache. Larry (avatar), You should cut your hair in the back then spike it up! :p
23-04-2005, 08:16 AM
Sorry, but this is how I look and aldo I'm not Brad Pitt or some other hansome guy, I kindda like myself and I won't change me.:D
23-04-2005, 09:10 AM
Avatar...yes...The moustache is an adition, :)btw u look cool & the self portrait is wonderfull.striking similiarity.keep it up !
jdgill...sure i will! :) when it grows really that good.
Ibbo ...Thanx buddy !
hey corky ! one personal question?hope u dont mind,r u a left-hander?
Oh yeah, a real picture (great resembalance with you and your warrior Avatar)! Here is me posing for the camera for a reference shot when i did for my self portraits. Ok ok ok, its a bit posy but its one of the only photographs i have of myself not doing something stupid!
23-04-2005, 06:26 PM
Whoa...its actually Avatars face! whoa! You probably would look good with spiked hair...haha.
Ibbo...It resembles you somewhat. I imagined you to look totally different compared to the picture though. I love your warrior though!
23-04-2005, 07:09 PM
Yeah Kamal, I tried to make it as similar as possible. Could've been better but, to be honest, I kindda rushed things.:)
jd, you saw my "48 hours, no sleep" face. I look cool? Like a dead guy cool, he? :D Spiked hair? Never. I hate spiked hair. Useless and uncomfortable plus that you have to take care of that look every day so you waste time in which you can do better things. I usualy cut my hair short but in periods I have lots of work and don't leave my home much I get quite a rocker look.
Ibbo, you look like a nice guy in you're picture and as a dark, tough son of a gun in your drawings. Great work might I say. I like the coloring style a lot.
23-04-2005, 07:34 PM
I have lots of work and don't leave my home much I get quite a rocker look.
Haha...wow...I don't think I could do that :p. (We need subject on competitino :p!, and I put a new sketch in my thread.)
P.S. I've never spiked my hair before, only once and it looked like I was a mad scientist. haha.
23-04-2005, 08:22 PM
@kamal = Im right-hander ^^
Everyone , very nice work and also a very nice similarity between the drawing and the real you :)
Edit= Im sorry that i dont have a finished pic for this thread...maybe in a week around...
26-04-2005, 02:41 PM
okay friends ! i took so long to submit the final image,
here comes the indian warrior ............
26-04-2005, 02:49 PM
i took few liberties as u can see here.some of my features i have exagerated,so the fun is more...hope u guys enjoy ! :)
26-04-2005, 05:29 PM
Great drawing Kamal! And aldo you may have exagerated bytes and bits, the resamblance is amazing. I have a rather usual face while you look like a warrior in real life too :D
Great work Kamal! Great shading and overall rendering!
27-04-2005, 08:58 AM
thanx ...Avatar :) & Ibbo !glad to know that
27-04-2005, 09:31 AM
I'm in weeeeeeeeeeeee!!!
29-04-2005, 07:38 PM
Some great work here, enough to inspire me to do some drawing perhaps...
Especially like Kamal's :-)
30-04-2005, 01:24 PM
thank u Stylus.im happy to know that :halo:
hehe, nice topic, and alot of awsome "warriors" so far!
this was one of my first experiences with my drawing table.
The effect is made in flash btw...
01-05-2005, 11:00 PM
so...i got enough of it so i stopped and wrote a not-so-well-thought-out-text
02-05-2005, 03:06 AM
wow...neat thread.......i'm definitely in as soon as i find the time...:D
great work all u guys.....
Ibbo: nice style on ur artwork dude...
Corky: nice touch with the straw!!:)
Avatar:....another fantasy huh.....u n me should've belonged to a different era(yeah..mines gonna be fantasy too:P)...awesome resemblance in ur piece!!
PTX:...nice start...how bout a resemblance comparison bro!!
kamal: so this is where that warrior started huh!!...nice stuff bro:)....
Hells Angel the Warrior is coming soon:P
02-05-2005, 12:08 PM
hells angel:yeah ,all started from here , not only the warrior.
Corky13 : no doubt , ur drawing is fantastic,but the guy is holding the gun in lefthand.the pose ...kind of looking very odd.and the grip of the hand on the gun is not well-shown.mayb its just me :D
02-05-2005, 01:54 PM
Corky man! You're stuff is great ;)... Keep it up ;)
hells angel: Are you referring to me? PKT*
if so: I only got a webcam though, so it might be a little bad.
I did not look after this pic, it was taken after the drawing. I was only using a mirror. and I am not grumpy :P
I'm just not photogene(correct english?)
Here is a new pic, more detaljed, and with colors, hope you like it :)
04-05-2005, 09:17 PM
hey good job pkt. but the only thing is that i think that the drawing should have a bit more pointy nose. it doesnt quite match your nose. but other than that, it looks good..........
Thanks for the comment, but I am afraid I was stupid enough to save the file as it is here on the forums, just a simple little jpg file. I can't really fix the nose or anything in a good way. I could use liquify in photoshop, but... bah..
09-05-2005, 06:41 PM
yeah i know what you mean. :( that is annoying. the liquify only works to a certian dergee. other than that it is no help at all.
but it is still a good piece of artwork...
11-05-2005, 11:34 PM
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