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 Post subject: Steve's Character Art
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The wife pulled out some watercolor over the holidays, and I figured, "why not?" give the medium some attention. lol. No wonder I stayed clear of it...IT'S HARD! But, beautiful stuff. I had worked on a drawing of my character Odilon during a free moment one work day, so I decided to take a screenshot and see what I could do for a first try. It's a bit...muddy. And...I did it with 1 size of brush...which is like stupid. Nonetheless, here it is:

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Odilon watercolor
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Odilon lunchtime sketch
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I've done a few other drawings "in-character" over the last years. Might as well put them here. It was fun trying to RP a character that had a tendency to draw his encounters. However...I have realized that every character I sketched, was soon to be retired...or the player quit the Server! It is a curse I put upon them!!! :lol:

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I hope to do some more watercolors of portraits of BG characters, my own and others. Its a nice way to learn the medium.

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The water color looks very nice :)

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 Post subject: Re: Steve's Character Art
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Thanks Ras. I have absolutely no idea about watercolor, in practical experience. Lots of first timer mistakes should teach me quite a bit, and quick. I am going to work on a portrait of my dwarf character the coming week. I did the sketch today, already.

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The face and the skin watercolors look very well done, the neck kind of gives me a sunburned vibe.

I hate looking at the gallery section and people say "Oh I've done this but I've got no clue..." so where does that leave me? :mrgreen:
You have some inclination towards the visual arts maybe?


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chambordini wrote:
The face and the skin watercolors look very well done, the neck kind of gives me a sunburned vibe.

I hate looking at the gallery section and people say "Oh I've done this but I've got no clue..." so where does that leave me? :mrgreen:
You have some inclination towards the visual arts maybe?

Odilon is an old boy redneck!!!

I took the screen shot in the Nexus kinda close to those burning urns or whatever they're called, so the skin tones were all over the place. But yeah, definitely sunburned. I need to work with the paper better, letting the whiteness of the pulp "glow" through light washes, instead of heavy application of pigment.

Been learning to draw for over 20 years...it probably will never end. I'm no illustrator by far. I have much more experience with pastel, charcoal and oil paint.

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 Post subject: Re: Steve's Character Art
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Had a couple of hours in the atelier before it got too cold and my toes started to hurt. Here is a first step on my dwarf One-Eye Floatstone. And, for those who don't believe it: the toon does have a positive CHA! (take that Karond! :twisted: )

I want to go for a burnt leather eyepatch, but I have no burnt leather to look at...so I left it rather dull at the moment. Also, I took the screenshot in the Nexus again, so I still have to figure out what sort of back ground to do...other than that soothing blue. Blech. But so far so good (I think). There is a lot more to do. Like that meaty ear, the upper lip issue and the blinded-by-the-light eyeball (needs to be darkened a bit to sit back in the socket).

I hope I can finish this up later in the week after work.

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My impression is that the right side of the nose is a bit too wide, giving him a catlike apperance. That might be intentional though. I like the colors, they are life like a way that reminds me of NWN2. The more I look at the portrait the more I am seeing similarities with of a cat or a lion.

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Great art, Steve! You've got talent! I like the colors in this latest piece. It's a very life-like blend, and very subtle with the shading.

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Steve is an artist too??? :o

Nicely done! :D

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Does that make him a Catwarf? Or, Dwarcat? I don't think those are Official Races, Ras. 8-)

My toon has the biggest, flattest nose, ever. But the shading under the eye-patch needs work, and I think once I adjust the upper lip and put some blood into the skin (its amazing how many problems one can realize after looking over and over), there should be better depth to all those knooks and crannies on that fat face.

And thanks Maecius and Ment. Whatever talent that is there was gained through practice and suffering through and beyond a life-long stick figure syndrome of failure. Great art teachers helped a lot too! ;)

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Well, I did what I could to salvage this watercolor from my ignorance of the medium. Improving upon initial mistakes is extremely limited in watercolor, unlike oil, or acrylic. So instead of trying to attempt to fix the unfixable. I'll leave this as it is, and consider beginning another. Or, a creature, or something.

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This is really cool! You should take commissions!

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The use of colour in the skin of the Odilon watercolour is superb! The background looks a bit messy though, the way the strokes follow the shape of the hat in contrast to where it doesn't (if that makes sense). The background looks much better in the Floatstone portrait. Well done. Very good use of watercolours!

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 Post subject: Re: Steve's Character Art
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kleomenes wrote:
This is really cool! You should take commissions!


A good idea...and better than me starting more toons! *winks at Passi*

Okay then...first 3 HQ screenshots PM'd to me, of a portrait of their actual IG character, gets a portrait. But, it may end up being 1 finished per month, cause I have businesses to run, and drawing/painting is unfortunately low on the totem pole (and beneath gaming on BG, of course! :D ).

PS- tell me your toon's CHA score, please. Fuggly dwarves will be...fuggly!

And thanks Caleb for the compliments. Every piece made and/or finished, is helping me improve.

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Okay, I got 5 requests now. So the window of opportunity is CLOSED (for now).

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