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Contest Archive => Mossflower Odyssey: The Journey to Carrigul => Contest Discussion => Topic started by: Vizon on June 04, 2013, 08:23:06 PM

Title: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on June 04, 2013, 08:23:06 PM
Had to do Goragula. Am I allowed to directly link into the message like this or should I keep it as just a link?


(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a6f7f6753450a5e350d1102/5a6f7fc8e2c48387dfd897f0/1517268402804/Goragula_Not_a_Charity.jpg?format=500w)
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Balmafula on June 04, 2013, 08:32:42 PM
XD wow, that's amazing! Great work.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Matra Hammer on June 04, 2013, 10:49:38 PM
Super impressive. There are some really talented people on this board.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Rousseau on June 04, 2013, 11:02:14 PM
Ooh, very nice. I'm more of a traditional artist myself, but it's always nice to see some well done digital art. The contrast of textures from Goragula's skin, the squirrel's fur, and the wooden table is also really nice. Nice job capturing the atmosphere of the application. :)

Will you be drawing the other characters as well?
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Magical Fish on June 04, 2013, 11:04:26 PM
Rad. This is pretty much exactly what I pictured for this scene!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Rexim on June 05, 2013, 05:07:05 AM
This is absolutely beautiful. Excellent work, Viz
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Sycamore on June 05, 2013, 05:11:03 AM
Holy crap, this is amaaaazing!!! *drowns in utter bliss*
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on June 05, 2013, 06:27:41 AM
Thanks guys! I think what I'll probably end up doing is illustrating my favorite scenes from the story rather then straight up character drawings. I think...
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Aleisou on June 05, 2013, 08:36:00 AM
WOW. GIVE ME YOUR SKILLZ. That is seriously impressive! Ugh, you make my drawing of Pyracantha look so shoddy in comparison. How long did it take you to do? And what program? The writers will be incredibly lucky if you do scene illustrations for the story, you captured it perfectly.

So much evil. That poor squirrel looks completely terrified. So cute. Aww. :( It's so much better when rodents and froggies are getting along. (http://cdn.cutestpaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/l-Mr.-Toads-wild-ride.jpeg)
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on June 05, 2013, 09:06:58 AM
Aleisou, you should know that I greatly admired your Pyracantha illustration! You may also note that neither of the characters portrayed in my painting are clothed . I have much less confidence with costumes and clothing than with textures and facial expressions, which is one reason I'm hoping the other artists around here will jump at the individual character illustrations. Then I can have something to go off of. :D
All those ruffles in Pyracantha's dress would be terribly intimidating to me if I tried to draw the same thing out of thin air. Of course practice makes perfect, so maybe I should really try to do more....er.....fashion.
But I wanted you to know - even in the one sketch I've seen you have strengths that I do not!


Edit: Oh yes - and to answer your question concerning time - it took me about 4-5 hours in Photoshop CS5.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: foxpen on June 05, 2013, 10:45:03 AM
Holy crap, that is fantastic. I love your fur technique!!

Hey, if I may ask, what program do you use? And also, are those custom brushes that you've paitned with? Do you havea  deviantart account? *bombardwithlove*
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on June 05, 2013, 11:59:59 AM
Thanks Foxpen. :) Well...I do have a Deviant Art account that I created rather recently. There's not a lot in it right now though because of that.

http://8lackbark.deviantart.com/

I did it all in Photoshop this time around. usually I work from a pencil sketch and often I bring my stuff into Corel Painter because I like the brushes and blending better in that than Photoshop, but I'm learning to work with PS more since Painter likes to crash a little too often.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: TNT on June 05, 2013, 01:28:13 PM
That is really quite spiffy, Vizon! I'm having second thoughts about sharing my art now. XP
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on June 05, 2013, 03:42:15 PM
The more art the better, Tara! I may only end up doing a few of these anyway depending on time constraints.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Chokk Wulgar on June 05, 2013, 08:38:03 PM
Yes please everyone feel free to share your art! The one thing that keeps me going in my artistic endeavors is not comparing my work with others too critically.

That said... This is a VERY nice piece Vizon! Your talent is appreciated and admired by me. :D
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Aleisou on June 06, 2013, 02:21:15 AM
Aleisou, you should know that I greatly admired your Pyracantha illustration! You may also note that neither of the characters portrayed in my painting are clothed . I have much less confidence with costumes and clothing than with textures and facial expressions, which is one reason I'm hoping the other artists around here will jump at the individual character illustrations. Then I can have something to go off of. :D
All those ruffles in Pyracantha's dress would be terribly intimidating to me if I tried to draw the same thing out of thin air. Of course practice makes perfect, so maybe I should really try to do more....er.....fashion.
But I wanted you to know - even in the one sketch I've seen you have strengths that I do not!


Edit: Oh yes - and to answer your question concerning time - it took me about 4-5 hours in Photoshop CS5.

*feels all warm and fuzzy inside* Thank you very much! Yeah, I'm definitely more of a drawer than I am a painter. And I only have GIMP 2 and a broken tablet to do digital art (well it's not broken, but I can't get the pressure sensitivity working, so getting natural brushstrokes is impossible.) But wow, looking at your deviantart you are absolutely brilliant at painting! The hyena in your avatar looks almost photographic.

Ohh, and Tara asked for character smileys this time! So I've done our first three. They're basically the same sort of thing that Samber made, but a bit bigger and edited and such. Sorry if I got the colours wrong or anything, but they can be easily edited if you want. :)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Kitkatcathy/MO/icon-nessie_zps32f57097.png) - ACH LADDIES I KIN DRINKS YE'S UNDER THE TABLE!!
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Kitkatcathy/MO/icon-goragula_zps3ed9238c.png) - Tonight Ms. Arenn sleeps with the fishes.
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Kitkatcathy/MO/icon-gashrock_zps757365c5.png) - Stanislavski is my favourite theatre prack-tish-un-er!

Can't wait until I know who else is in, then I can do the rest and write full-blown scripts with them all. Tehehee.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on June 06, 2013, 06:56:45 AM
Those are so cute! Brilliant!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Chokk Wulgar on June 06, 2013, 08:21:58 AM
Those are so great!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Balmafula on June 06, 2013, 10:29:10 AM
XD Nice, Aleisou.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: TNT on June 06, 2013, 10:40:18 AM
Whee! I'll go add those. :)
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: foxpen on June 06, 2013, 11:43:52 AM
Haha, character emoticons!! Gosh, I miss how fun these contests are. Great work, Aleisou!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: TNT on June 06, 2013, 11:46:02 AM
Oh! I forgot to say that I added them. Just click on "more" under the emoticons to see all of them. :gashrock: :goragula: :vanessa:
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Rousseau on June 06, 2013, 11:48:36 AM
I just love Goragula's. He has such a big smile on his face.  :goragula:
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: TNT on June 06, 2013, 11:51:17 AM
Aww, cute little toady, so happy to be plotting our demise. :)
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Aleisou on June 06, 2013, 12:07:44 PM
Hahahaha, oh dearrr... I was trying to go for sly and evil but I only had one pixel to work with! AND I was using MS Paint and a touch pad. THE WORST.

 :gashrock: I think she's cuter!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: TNT on June 06, 2013, 12:24:59 PM
I think it's actually creepier that he's smiling. WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS PLOTTING. :P
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Balmafula on June 06, 2013, 02:37:32 PM
Just got some pics tossed my way!

http://imgur.com/a/AvNgZ#0
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Chokk Wulgar on June 06, 2013, 03:05:17 PM
Aw those are SO great!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Honeymouse on June 06, 2013, 04:13:26 PM
http://imgur.com/a/CP0X3#0

(apologies to Balmafula -- wrong link sent in the last PM)
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on June 06, 2013, 04:14:23 PM
Sweet! Ha ha - Istvan looks SO OFFENDED, and Ben awwwwwwww. He'd better watch it or he's gonna contaminate that letter with his TEARS. And Noonahootin looks a wee bit guilty for some reason...
Noonahootin: "Hoo, me?" :D These are great! It's so fun to see more art!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: foxpen on June 06, 2013, 08:45:31 PM
They're all adorable, Honeymouse!! I should start doodling some art of me own up!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Sycamore on June 07, 2013, 05:30:27 AM
Vist: WHY SO SERIOUS??!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Chokk Wulgar on June 07, 2013, 08:45:05 AM
These are just really great honeymouse! Love them.

Vist: Totally envisioned him with his fur paint on like this
Risk: So buff!
Poko: Don't try to frisk this ferret!
Shortstack: Is part pirate?

Love them!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Poko on June 08, 2013, 11:30:04 PM
I think what I'll probably end up doing is illustrating my favorite scenes from the story rather then straight up character drawings. I think...

Oh but could you draw a Poko avatar icon thingy for me at least? It's very small!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Aleisou on June 09, 2013, 04:52:32 AM
I'll have a go at drawing you Poko, if you PM me a description. Ferrets are too cute to NOT draw.

Anyway, without further ado...

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Kitkatcathy/MO/icon-zevka_zps2a04e045.png) - Zevka
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Kitkatcathy/MO/icon-risk_zpsea4ab09b.png) - Risk
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Kitkatcathy/MO/icon-poko_zpse5716c69.png) - Poko
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Kitkatcathy/MO/icon-nyika_zps47936be1.png) - Nyika
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Kitkatcathy/MO/icon-noonahootin_zps98f99346.png) - Noonahootin
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Kitkatcathy/MO/icon-istvan_zps1be097bc.png) - Istvan

I'm sorry some of them look better than others, it was really hard to get the outlines right for some of them! But I hope you all enjoy. Now I want to see people making scripts with these badboys. Whoo!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Chokk Wulgar on June 09, 2013, 06:05:15 AM
These are great! Good job making them!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on June 09, 2013, 07:30:09 AM
Oh but could you draw a Poko avatar icon thingy for me at least? It's very small!

Easy enough.

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c75f9619a44986de4c2/1520204918190/Poko_Avatar.jpg)

And if any other players want one, just ask. These are pretty easy since they're only 125x125. Er...let me know if I got something wrong, Poko. I just did a youngish, cute-looking ferret.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Poko on June 09, 2013, 07:47:27 AM
Er...let me know if I got something wrong, Poko. I just did a youngish, cute-looking ferret.

woo hoo! no - that's perfect! Except I wanted to add some text (I hope that's ok and not like graffiti or something to you). Thank you!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Poko on June 09, 2013, 07:50:13 AM
I'll have a go at drawing you Poko, if you PM me a description. Ferrets are too cute to NOT draw.
[....=]
I'm sorry some of them look better than others, it was really hard to get the outlines right for some of them! But I hope you all enjoy. Now I want to see people making scripts with these badboys. Whoo!

LOVE IT! I specially like the owl! Thanks for doing that, Aleisou! They're all so cute.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on June 10, 2013, 09:55:31 AM
Started working on this Friday but haven't gone back to it. I might finish it yet, but in case I don't, here's just my basic concept sketch of the prologue. I am  wondering if I should paint in some of the other characters, but maybe I need to wait to see what they write first.
That's Flax up close in the lower left-hand corner. I know Redwall's supposed to be kind of medieval, but there weren't really uniforms back then from what I can find. Mostly armor and V-necks and tights. I need a good Redwall-themed resource for how a Yew uniform might look. I'd like him to have a stiff collar if possible (he seems the type).

I guess these hares have pretty non-medival uniforms: http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/redwall/images/2/2d/LongPatrol.JPG
But are they canon?

I'm open to suggestions.

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c7971c10b1a7d58d087/1520204923568/The_Fall_Sketch.jpg?format=500w)
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: TNT on June 10, 2013, 11:32:37 AM
Well, they're Redwall canon, as I believe that's the British cover art for the Long Patrol, but medieval canon? Perhaps not. But yes, you can go off those types of uniforms. I guess the only thing I specified in the prologue is that Flax is wearing a powder blue cloak, pinned with some sort of seal that marks him as Captain of the Guard. I envisioned the uniforms to be some sort of darker blue, perhaps navy blue. I guess because they're going to be going into the mountains with all the ice and snow and such, and I wanted something to reflect that. So yes. Yew Guards have navy blue uniforms and powder blue cloaks. Hooray!

And I will add those other smilies up right away! They're so great. Thanks for making them!

EDIT: Woo!  :gashrock: :goragula: :vanessa: :istvan: :noonahootin: :nyika: :poko: :risk: :zevka:
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: TNT on June 10, 2013, 02:15:46 PM
Oh, and what Aleisou said. I need descriptions if you want artz, contestants!! ^^
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Rousseau on June 10, 2013, 04:15:30 PM
Quote
Oh, and what Aleisou said. I need descriptions if you want artz, contestants!! ^^

I second this notion. Give us some perty descriptions, as complicated as you'd like, and I shall produce some fine sketches for you folks to use as avatars, portraits, or whatever other needs you beasties have. And by that, pray I don't get lazy, because I desperately wish I had Terri Doxtrod's work ethic when it came to these >.<
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Zevka on June 10, 2013, 05:30:22 PM
To Aleisou: Those are ADORABLE! Thank you. And you too, Vizon. I really hope that you do finish that picture, because it looks like a pretty promising start. One of my favorite things about these contests is the kind of creativity they bring out in audiences as well as cast members. I really enjoy the kind of art that comes out of these forums. Keep it up!

Also, to anyone considering starting aside thread. Let me be absolutely, unambiguously clear: DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT!!! *Wardances*

No seriously. Start a thread, and don't look back. We've had some really good writing come out of these in the past -- think Birch, for example. And even if you'r enot in the contest, you can still have a lot of fun and get some really good stuff written in a context that doesn't involve a risk of your character dying. Anyways, keep it coming. We love seeing these kinds of things.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Zevka on June 11, 2013, 05:36:54 PM
Physical description: Zevka is definitely on the muscular side for a pine marten jill, as the result of lots of exercise and lots of sparring with a wildcat. Her fur pattern is a little lighter than average for a pine marten, but certainly nothing too unusual. She tends to wear comfortable, practical, dark colored clothing that can stand some abuse, although she is normally much more particular about keeping it clean than a normal vermin. She's also fairly finicky about keeping her fur neat. Her ears are not pierced, and she very rarely wears jewelry out of a desire to not display wealth or invite robbery. She always wears a pair of tough, well-made but rather worn old boots that look distinctly less nice than her clothing -- the effect is probably comparable to men who wear sneakers with a suit -- and she is seldom without a rather beat-up looking knapsack that she's carried with her since she was a kit. Her main weapon is a heavy saber of good quality, with which she is quite proficient as a the result of constant practice. She's also pretty decent with the wavey-bladed dagger she carries in her belt; Mekad has a matching one. She's a good grappler/wrestler, but not much of a boxer. She is not very good with ranged weapons due to being a little bit nearsighted, a problem that often makes her look like she's squinting/and or craning her neck forward a bit.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on June 11, 2013, 10:35:14 PM
I've decided to go ahead and do Avatar-size portraits of everyone since they're small and quick, but don't any of you feel obligated to use them as avatars. I realize there are a lot of really good artists here and don't want to try to monopolize anything. But also I wanted to do a little something for everyone and not just Poko. So tonight I present, Nyika and Risk...


(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c75652deabe1b249335/1520204920404/Nyika_Avatar.jpg?format=500w) (https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c7824a69491fee69e74/1520204920862/Risk_Avatar.jpg?format=500w)

Despite my ranking, I think they'll do great in the story and can't wait to see some of the pair-ups we've discussed!

More to come.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: TNT on June 11, 2013, 11:19:36 PM
the effect is probably comparable to men who wear sneakers with a suit

So Zevka is the tenth Doctor?? :P

(Oh wait, that was Russell.)

Also, nice pics, Vizon! I like Nyika's in particular. Aww, kitty.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Noonahootin on June 11, 2013, 11:23:39 PM
Zevka is utterly adorable with the skeletons behind her, and Risk cuts quite the dashing figure!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: TNT on June 11, 2013, 11:42:40 PM
HAY if anyone ever feels like drawing Aster, he's basically this (http://merlinfalconfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Merlin-Insights-1.jpg) plus a purple coif kind of like this (http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20051130055554/redwall/images/d/da/Chibb.jpg), plus his left wing in a grey silk sling. Hooray!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: foxpen on June 12, 2013, 12:11:35 AM
That Aster is fabulous, yo.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on June 12, 2013, 08:10:45 AM
Some more

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c6f652deabe1b249108/1520204914588/Gashrock_Avatar.jpg?format=500w)
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c7d9140b7602db2178b/1520204925408/Zevka_Avatar.jpg?format=500w) 
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c71652deabe1b249215/1520204914125/Istvan_Avatar.jpg?format=500w)
 (https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c7be4966b23a741b4eb/1520204923863/Vanessa_Avatar.jpg?format=500w)

Again, please let me know if something's off on your character. I had to just kinda guess on Istvan's tattoos. If they're wrong, let me know, Istvan - it's very fixable.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Matra Hammer on June 12, 2013, 09:43:42 AM
I love the look on Istvan's face. Very well done, Vizon. You're a credit to the contest.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Chokk Wulgar on June 12, 2013, 09:56:37 AM
These are so great! I especially like Istvan and Nyika! Nice tattoos and such a cute kitty!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Istvan on June 12, 2013, 10:04:36 AM
These are all really fantastic! Istvan's expression is absolutely perfect
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Nyika on June 12, 2013, 10:05:09 AM
Oh my goodness, I can't even speak! Nyika is so adorable! *squeals!*

My favorite part is her dilated eyes, haha. Eeee!!! I want to pet her and and cuddle and coddle her and tell her all the bad things will go away.

Thank you so much! This is truly wonderful!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Goragula on June 12, 2013, 10:32:40 AM
At first I thought those leaves in the background of Nessie's avatar were ... something else. I wouldn't put it past her.

Also Vizon, I never thanked you personally for the illustration of my application. IT WAS SO AMAZING. Seriously, don't feel like you have to go out of your way to draw me an avatar too, you've already spoiled me.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on June 12, 2013, 10:59:58 AM
Also Vizon, I never thanked you personally for the illustration of my application. IT WAS SO AMAZING. Seriously, don't feel like you have to go out of your way to draw me an avatar too, you've already spoiled me.

You're welcome! The app was really inspiring.
I like to paint though. It's no burden. I have Goragula and Noonahootin to do still (I'm stumped on what kind of owl Noonahootin is though so that's why it's not up yet. I plan on doing another Goragula also, but will save that one for last since I did a version of him already.

Here is Vist, upon special request - with and without makeup:

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7dff71c10b1a7d593233/1520205311402/Vist_Avatar_Nopaint.jpg?format=500w)  (https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c7c9140b7602db21780/1520204924395/Vist_Avatar.jpg?format=500w)
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Chokk Wulgar on June 12, 2013, 11:05:24 AM
You are SO talented! Thank ye very very much! I love it!  :D :D
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Goragula on June 12, 2013, 11:15:47 AM
You're welcome! The app was really inspiring.

Inspiring? ... What kind of ideas have I put in your head?! o.O Hahaha.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on June 12, 2013, 11:26:58 AM
Inspiring? ... What kind of ideas have I put in your head?! o.O Hahaha.

Oh I just appreciate a well-written, spine-tingling villain. One of my favorite characters to RP back in the day was one "Klyo Scarblade," a truly evil and sadistic lynx. I had to kill him though, for my own mental well-being.

Fond memories!  ;D
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Zevka on June 12, 2013, 03:13:48 PM
Oh my goodness, I can't even speak! Nyika is so adorable! *squeals!*

My favorite part is her dilated eyes, haha. Eeee!!! I want to pet her and and cuddle and coddle her and tell her all the bad things will go away.

Thank you so much! This is truly wonderful!

SECONDED. Poor adorable kitten!

And thanks for my avatar, too! I love it!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vanessa on June 12, 2013, 03:41:40 PM
I second this. They are superb- Istvan especially, is the most realistic redwall character portrait I have ever seen. And Vanessa is real pretty too. Thanks, matey!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on June 12, 2013, 04:30:35 PM
Thanks guys! Here's Captain Noonahootin:

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c74f9619a44986de4b4/1520204917888/Noonahootin_Avatar.jpg?format=500w)
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Chokk Wulgar on June 12, 2013, 04:39:50 PM
Oh wow! Love Noonahootin's! He looks so great. The feathers around his beak are perfect. :D
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Noonahootin on June 12, 2013, 04:46:40 PM
Wonderful work, Vizon, thank-you so very much! My moustache is quite handsome indeed, what! You've managed to pack so much detail into such a small space.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on June 12, 2013, 04:53:49 PM
Thanks Chokk and Noonahootin! Glad you like it.

And here at last is Goragula.

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c700d9297b12586fcf2/1520204912930/Goragula_Avatar.jpg?format=500w)

If anyone else wants a quick avatar just let me know.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Goragula on June 12, 2013, 05:28:27 PM
Wow, I need a makeover. *blows fortune on plastic surgery*

Hehe, just kidding. These are all so amazing, Vizon! Thanks for putting so much effort into this. :)
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Matra Hammer on June 12, 2013, 06:02:22 PM
I'd love to see Terrence/Maxine back to back but that's a lot to ask. I do have a five pound bag of gummy bears I can pay you with. How about a slightly used Johnny Depp era Willy Wonka coat?

Body massage machine...?
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on June 12, 2013, 06:44:41 PM
Alder Flint.

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c6d53450a4f0f5624df/1520204909793/AlderFlint_Avatar.jpg?format=500w)

I'll see what I can do, Matra.
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Post by: Rousseau on June 12, 2013, 07:29:19 PM
I love you with a burning passion at the white hot intensity of a thousand suns. Thank you very much, Vizon :)
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on June 12, 2013, 08:29:41 PM
Wow. High praise, Rousseau... I'm     glad you like it!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Rousseau on June 12, 2013, 08:30:35 PM
I am very happy. Today has been a good day :)
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on June 12, 2013, 08:35:01 PM
You probably can't tell cause it's SO tiny...but he's holding the locket open (you can kind of see two silver circles) and the ring is at this fingertip, dangling just below the locket.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Gashrock on June 12, 2013, 08:36:15 PM
I'm no great shakes at visualization, alas; I imagine Gashrock to be a fairly typical-looking rat. She is small, and left-pawed, preferring to wield a dagger at close range than take up a bow or anything like that. After the fall, she might look the worse for wear as far as her limbs go, but probably healthy on her face. I'm sure I'll love anything drawn for me! :D
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on June 12, 2013, 08:39:42 PM
I'm no great shakes at visualization, alas; I imagine Gashrock to be a fairly typical-looking rat. She is small, and left-pawed, preferring to wield a dagger at close range than take up a bow or anything like that. After the fall, she might look the worse for wear as far as her limbs go, but probably healthy on her face. I'm sure I'll love anything drawn for me! :D

Ah, Gashy m'dear - take a look at page 4 - already ahead of you. I gave her a needle instead of a knife though. I can change it if you like.

And I might flip it so she's a proper lefty.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Gashrock on June 12, 2013, 08:53:32 PM
Ah, forgive me, my mind's all over the place!  :-[ Thank you so much!  :wub: A needle will suit her just fine, thanks. Off to avatarize!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on June 12, 2013, 09:06:29 PM
Already updated it though -

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c6f53450a4f0f5625e0/1520204912619/Gashrock_Avatar_knife.jpg?format=500w)

I can be pretty quick. ;)
Take your pick.
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Post by: Gashrock on June 12, 2013, 09:11:47 PM
Ooh, wow, thanks! I think I'll try the new one. :)
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: foxpen on June 13, 2013, 08:51:51 AM
Holy crap, I disappear for like, three days and all these awesome avatars show up!

Seriously, though, who is doing the official portrait art? Vizon, you've got skill. If you've also got time, I hope Tara considers your talents.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on June 13, 2013, 09:54:41 AM
Seriously, though, who is doing the official portrait art? Vizon, you've got skill. If you've also got time, I hope Tara considers your talents.

Unfortunately not a lot of time (I get pretty bogged down in details so tiny avatars are great, but full-size, full-body portraits would definitely take me more time). I'll be making time still for story illustrations here and there, but I also have other art projects going which, since they provide my income, are supposed to be the priority. So I'd hope Tara would select a different artist for the official portraits.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Frost on June 13, 2013, 11:13:39 AM
Man, this is going to sound like a parrot, but Vizon...that's incredible! Terrific work, mate, and a wonderful combination of lifelike animals and athro...just superb. I'd love to see your ideas on Grainger!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: TNT on June 13, 2013, 11:33:08 AM
It is very awesome work indeed! I'm just kind of the...Assistant to the Regional Manager Coordinator, though, so Balmafula's in charge of selecting portrait artists and the like for this one. :)
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on June 13, 2013, 05:58:21 PM
I'd love to see Terrence/Maxine back to back but that's a lot to ask. I do have a five pound bag of gummy bears I can pay you with. How about a slightly used Johnny Depp era Willy Wonka coat?

Body massage machine...?

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c73e4966b23a741b375/1520204919503/Maxine_and_Terry_Avatar.jpg)

I'll take the body massage machine  ^-^
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on June 13, 2013, 06:57:46 PM
I'd love to see your ideas on Grainger!


(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c7053450a4f0f5625ef/1520204914932/Grainger_Avatar.jpg?format=500w)

Grainger (& Mock)
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Post by: Matra Hammer on June 13, 2013, 08:39:21 PM
You don't need a body massage machine. You ARE a machine. I'm really impressed (yet again,) ecstatic over how you presented them both (spot on,) and sad that neither got a place in the competition. Good art inspires all sorts of emotion. Well done.

Did you paint these in 125x125?
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on June 13, 2013, 09:30:44 PM
Ha ha! Thanks.

Did you paint these in 125x125?

Yes, but Photoshop lets me zoom in a lot so I actually work at 200% (double actual size). These last couple I was really pushing to see how much detail I could work into such a tiny space. I think it may result in a bit of eyestrain for people however, as they squint to try to make out the details, ha ha. It's probably better to keep them a bit simpler for the sake of people's vision. :o
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Post by: Matra Hammer on June 13, 2013, 09:58:10 PM
Ah ha! That's it. Usually you can't get tiny details (maxine's armor scales, his tunic lacing) to show when compressing a larger image to small. You already knew that of course, but I had to ask.

Still not going to stop me from plastering it as my work computer's background. Checker board badger/squirrel, ho!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on June 14, 2013, 08:10:05 AM
So at this point there are only two characters in all the apps I've not done avatars for, so to be fair, here they are. Pollux and Shortstack. Now we're all even.

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c77f9619a44986de5cf/1520204920185/Pollux_Avatar.jpg?format=500w)
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c790d9297b12586ff75/1520204921641/Shortstack_Avatar.jpg?format=500w)

Two stoats and I didn't realize until I finished that they are both looking in the same direction (though Pollux is looking at stars and Shortstack is looking up at his rival). Must have been subconscious. Oh well.

If I am missing someone please let me know.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Chokk Wulgar on June 14, 2013, 09:57:56 AM
Oh these are all SO great! Thanks for doing this Vizon, it adds a lot to this site to have such nice avatars. I especially love the Pollux one. It's relaxing to look at... if that makes sense... :D anyway, LOVE them all!
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Post by: Clutus on June 14, 2013, 10:00:29 AM
Woot!  Thanks for taking the time to make a picture of Shortstack, and also a picture of Francisco's paw and leg :P.  It's an awesome picture, as usual.  I gotta say, this is the first time I've had a character from a failed app drawn.  So thank you very much for the time you spent on Shortstack.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on June 14, 2013, 12:12:15 PM
And for Tara, since she gave a description.

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c73c830255b24732e8e/1520204916187/LordAster_Avatar.jpg?format=500w)[/URL]
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Aleisou on June 14, 2013, 01:50:24 PM
Vizon, no human can possibly paint pictures this good so fast. I think we should do an investigation into whether you're an alien.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Aleisou on June 14, 2013, 03:48:12 PM
Oh, and I did a drawing of Poko.

Poko (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Kitkatcathy/MO/poko_zpsfffc3ed5.png)

I might come back to it and do a pattern inside the border, because it looks kind of blank, but I thought seeing as the main part of it was done I'd just upload it now. I really hope you like it! YOU'RE SO CUTE I CAN'T EVEN.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: TNT on June 14, 2013, 06:51:58 PM
Yey!! Thanks so much, Vizon, he's absolutely perfect! **hugs her sad little birdy**

EDIT: DAH! I'm sorry, I was distracted this evening. Also, Aleisou, that is awesome!! Sorry I forgot to say sooner. That reminds me of the QBIII portraits. ^^
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Poko on June 15, 2013, 12:45:08 AM
Aleisou, I LOVE it! Thank you soooo much! She definitely looks more like a teen in your portrait, which I'm glad for (yes she's a child, technically, but she's also partially grown and I don't want folks to forget that part).

Thank you for going so out of your way to draw my character! :D
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Post by: Chokk Wulgar on June 15, 2013, 10:55:23 AM
Wow Aleisou! That is really well done. You've got a nice style :D
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Post by: foxpen on June 15, 2013, 12:03:51 PM
Aleisou, that's awesome! The pipe is a particularly rad touch, and the patterning on it is pretty damn nifty for such a small space!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on June 17, 2013, 08:02:07 AM
Hey that's some excellent line art, Aleisou! She's got real character - so long and lean. Real cute. I especially like the muzzle and all the little artistic details.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: foxpen on June 20, 2013, 01:22:52 PM
I'm trying to finish my doodles of the characters, but OMG time, I has none! Perhaps I'll clean the sketches up and post them in black and white.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on June 23, 2013, 11:42:53 PM
Okay I'm kind of not sure at this point how to finish this off. Should the two/three characters in the background be recognizable characters or just random nobodies? And...is there too much snow? I mean it's supposed to be a blizzard basically, so I need to have some snow...but maybe this is too much despite being realistic. I do want people to be able to see the details...

What do you guys think? I feel like I need to either scrap or finish this since the story is already starting!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Chokk Wulgar on June 24, 2013, 01:26:52 PM
I think its brilliant!  The snow is just fine and I love the view you chose. I would love to have the background characters be characters in the story but they wouldn't need to be. This is a GREAT art!
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Post by: TNT on June 24, 2013, 04:29:02 PM
That looks fantastic, Vizon! I think you captured the scene wonderfully. Poor Pyracantha...
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Post by: TNT on June 26, 2013, 07:25:11 PM
I really don't know how Vizon does it, because these, I am somewhat ashamed to admit, took me three days to do, and they're...not as good. I also discovered that I am completely incapable of drawing otters, but there you go. XP

Yew Guards (http://cattletownusa.deviantart.com/art/The-Yew-Guards-380982688)
Dewhurst Players (http://cattletownusa.deviantart.com/art/The-Dewhurst-Players-380984321)
Merchants (http://cattletownusa.deviantart.com/art/Merchants-380984955)
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Chokk Wulgar on June 26, 2013, 10:14:53 PM
I like 'em! Especially Goragula's expression  :goragula:
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: TNT on June 26, 2013, 11:40:20 PM
Yey! Thanks. He's channeling his inner Mr. Burns. ^^
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Post by: Noonahootin on June 27, 2013, 01:04:19 PM
I love how the characters frame each other! Thank-you, Tara, for drawing us!
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Post by: Gashrock on June 27, 2013, 02:22:47 PM
Gorgeous! The colors on Nyika and Zekva's faces are really stunning.
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Post by: Vizon on June 27, 2013, 04:27:11 PM
Those are great! Yeah it definitely takes more time to draw stuff by hand and scan it in than do the same on the computer. Digital's nice in that all the colors in the spectrum are at your fingertips and you can zoom in to such tedious detail that you'd need a magnifying glass to do the same on paper. These bigger paintings definitely take longer than the avatars. I am thinking now that maybe I'll end up just doing the death scenes. Unless I have time to do some other inspiring scene. We'll see. Nice to see more art! Sorry I've been more lurking than active of late.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on June 27, 2013, 06:29:42 PM
Went ahead and finished it off finally!

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c78ec212db87d5a7245/1520204921331/Prologue_RoadCollapse.jpg?format=500w)
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: TNT on June 28, 2013, 12:19:28 AM
Yey! Glad you guys like 'em. I need to draw more often. (I don't even have a pencil sharpener anymore, apparently! Whoops.)

And that's great, Vizon! Like I said before, you really captured the scene beautifully. :)
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on June 29, 2013, 11:33:50 PM
Here's Poko's dramatic scene.

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c7a71c10b1a7d58d09a/1520204923999/TheFall.jpg)
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on June 30, 2013, 03:07:57 PM
Nyika's "Death on Snowfield"

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c6fc830255b24732d42/1520204911786/DeathOnSnowfield.jpg)
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Post by: Chokk Wulgar on June 30, 2013, 04:24:14 PM
Amazing! Just amazing!
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Post by: Goragula on June 30, 2013, 05:01:00 PM
Vizon, we are so lucky to have you illustrating this contest for us. You are an absolute gem! I love the reflection in Nyika's eyes and the hedgehog costume you did for Poko. Honestly, what is your secret? I couldn't be that productive if I overdosed on Adderall.

Quote
Yey! Thanks. He's channeling his inner Mr. Burns. ^^

HAHA. Thanks for the drawin' Tara! It's ... Excellent.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Poko on June 30, 2013, 07:42:36 PM
Oh sweet! That is...exactly how I imagined it. Takes a moment to figure out the perspective is from above, but wow - I couldn't have asked for a more direct translation of what was in my mind to what you've painted. Thank you so much! Nyika's also looks spot-on to me (except maybe the cliff is a lot further down? But I guess this could be another part of her story and not necessarily the part right before the scream. Or maybe one ghost is closer than all the ones at the very bottom). Glad you decided not just to do our deaths!  :mallet:
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on July 01, 2013, 04:58:06 PM
Thanks guys! :)

Goragula - my secret is cocaine, actually.

Just kidding. I just hate to stop something once I've started, and simultaneously I get caught up in the details. As a result it is very difficult for me to keep things loose, so practicing gesture drawings is always beneficial to me (haven't done any in a long time though). I think it also helps that I am an artist by trade.

Poko, I did actually intend for Nyika's to be her looking over the final cliff, but in order to see a proper reflection in her eyes (and the creepy skeleton paw), I had to draw the ghost closer. Anyway I guess ghosts can float, can't they? Oh well. I just thought it looked better this way.
I'll probably still do the deaths. Not sure how many I will do besides that though. I see now there are a lot of posts and I have to catch up. The last several I've reviewed are not quite as dramatic/action-packed. Zevka's hare scene is pretty dramatic, but also really extra gory from the sound of it. Maybe I can find a way around that, but we'll see. I'll review what all is contained in the other posts before deciding what is most inspiring, me thinks.

Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Aleisou on July 02, 2013, 09:14:47 AM
Awwww, great work as usual Vizon! Although if you do the death scenes ... I bet they'll be just as gory, if not more, than the hare! Unless everyone just freezes to death. Which would just be incredibly boring. I demand Tarantino-esque blood flows. (Not that I even want anyone to die. I honestly have no idea who I should vote for this time; usually it's fairly obvious who's going to go in the first couple of weeks, but I like all the characters this time. :()

Oh, and GUESS WHO GOT HER TABLET WORKING. AND TORRENTEDLEGALLY OBTAINED PHOTOSHOP!! Now I can do coloured portraits. Although this is the first 'painting' I've done in Photoshop so I'm still getting to grips with it, it's not as smooth as it could be.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Kitkatcathy/MO/Risk-the-Cutter_zps7e15e215.png)

Risk da Cuttah! In his hordebeast days. I don't know what he looks like apart from the fact that he's a champagne ferret, so I went out on a limb with the outfit, but I hope you still like it. :) I tried out a different style, too. I wanted it to be a bit more Redwallish and sketchy looking. Hopefully I'll get round to doing the rest, once I can figure out a decent pose for everyone. I hate having my characters just stand there in pictures.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Chokk Wulgar on July 02, 2013, 02:48:39 PM
You guys are all SO talented! Risk looks so great :D
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Zevka on July 02, 2013, 07:16:18 PM
This is one of my favorite things about contests: how many ridiculously talented people I get to see. All of this artwork is absolutely fantastic! I especially love Nyika's. I would really love to have a similar picture for Zevka.

Keep this up. You people are flippin' amazing.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Nyika on July 03, 2013, 12:15:34 PM
Oh my goodness, this is so brilliant! I think you captured the scene perfectly! I looove her dilated eyes, haha, so much that I even gave it a line in my last post.

Yep, that's why Nyika screamed. Ghooosts!!!

I really love the sobriety in Poko's pic. Solemn and sober. So tragic! And Aleisou, Risk looks fantastic! I can't wait to see more of your art!

Thank you guys so much!! =^.^=
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on July 05, 2013, 01:42:31 PM
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c719140b7602db2151b/1520204915051/Istvan_bleeding.jpg)
I struggled with otter proportions on this one. In the end I gave him a long body with shorter limbs even though it looks kinda funny.

Thinkin' I might do Noony's air battle next if I get the time!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Nyika on July 05, 2013, 02:05:31 PM
Istvan puts the reap in creapy!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Noonahootin on July 05, 2013, 02:19:57 PM
A disturbing, exciting image!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Poko on July 05, 2013, 02:24:51 PM
"Keen!" As Poko would say.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Balmafula on July 05, 2013, 02:38:01 PM
.....

.......

.....

His face is the cutest  :-[
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on July 08, 2013, 07:43:41 PM
More drama from the story:

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c71ec212db87d5a70f9/1520204914055/Harfang.jpg?format=500w)

Look out Noonahootin! Stop looking at the scenery!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Balmafula on July 08, 2013, 07:45:52 PM
XD poor Nooners. Great action shot!
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Post by: Noonahootin on July 09, 2013, 07:20:20 AM
Oh my! My heart jumped when I saw the drawing of the harfang descending upon Nooners!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Chokk Wulgar on July 09, 2013, 02:29:40 PM
Oh wow! Love it! That looks so great!!!!!!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: foxpen on July 10, 2013, 11:47:10 AM
OH OH OH OH-! Vizon, you ridiculously talented BEAST you! I wish I could paint like you!


I'm still drawing!, too!!!


...when I have time : ( ...
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: saffy on July 10, 2013, 01:28:23 PM
here are some drawings i did for istvan and nyika--sorry if they don't match up to the author's descriptions! this is just how they appeared in my head.  also i'm really rusty with anthro fffffffff


(http://i.imgur.com/X2gEoJ3.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/XYV6nmj.jpg)
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on July 10, 2013, 07:33:21 PM
I'm still drawing!, too!!!


...when I have time : ( ...

Show me! I'd love to see more art!
Saffy here just came out of the woodwork...
Makes me wonder just how many secret forum members there are...
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on July 10, 2013, 10:03:36 PM
Time for some not-so-stellar pics from me!

Quick sketches just for fun:

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c7c53450a4f0f56289b/1520204925378/YoureNottheBossofMe.jpg)



(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c8fb153450a4f0f5aa522/1520209844111/ZevkasHadEnough.jpg)
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Noonahootin on July 10, 2013, 10:08:38 PM
Hahahaha! They're fantastically adorable! Sketchess or no, they capture the moment of the scene.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: foxpen on July 10, 2013, 10:52:08 PM
Safft, thems very human looking! It's cool! AND YOU, VIZON! Once again you go and reign supreme with sketches.

Aah yiss. Sketches. http://foxpen.deviantart.com/art/Character-sketches-384547217?ga_submit_new=10%253A1373521732
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: TNT on July 10, 2013, 11:20:40 PM
You all are quite fantastic.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on July 11, 2013, 10:53:24 AM
Ooooo, Foxpen I love your angular style! Zevka's my favorite in that bunch of sketches I think. Post more when you get them finished!

Oh - and who is that at the bottom? I couldn't figure it out...
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: foxpen on July 11, 2013, 11:35:19 AM
The little figure in the spikey coat? Ahaha, damn, that's Poko in her hedgehog costume! XD Zevka got a little cut off in the scanning process, but that's okay. It's only a pencil sketch. XD
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on July 12, 2013, 06:38:07 AM
Two more so that everyone is included in one  way or another.


(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c6f419202782983a751/1520204912544/Gashrock_dreams.jpg)

Gashrock thinks her play will be such a hit that it will even make Goragula smile.



(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c7124a69491fee69cb7/1520204914692/Inconvenient_Drowning.jpg)


Vanessa, thank you for stripping down to nothing so it's easier to draw you.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Poko on July 12, 2013, 06:59:23 AM
Aw, "Greta" Poko is so much more adorable than snarly "I'm-gonna-kill-Nyika" Poko. And LOL at Istvan drowning!


Foxpen thanks for drawing us! You have some great skill!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: saffy on July 12, 2013, 04:30:51 PM
drew a small portrait of poko!

(http://i.imgur.com/LEraeXt.jpg)

she is the adorbs. except when she's not.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Poko on July 12, 2013, 04:41:25 PM
Hee hee! She has hair!

Love it, Saffy! That's my sassy girl!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Nyika on July 13, 2013, 12:26:46 PM
Saffly! Wow! I really like Poko's hair! And Nyika! EEE!! It kind of reminds me a little of Katia from Prequel Adventure, if only because she is also an anthropomorphic cat. I have to say, that is a cute collarbone.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on July 22, 2013, 06:52:24 PM
Man, looks like I've been away too long. So many new posts!

Saffy, that Poko is adorable. Nice work!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on July 23, 2013, 06:28:49 PM
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c780d9297b12586ff65/1520204921989/Risks_Death.jpg?format=500w)

Risk's End. :(
Still can't believe it was Risk that got voted off. I will miss his puns and hilarious observations.

Risk, if you see something off in this painting - let me know. I wasn't sure about the tunic.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: foxpen on July 23, 2013, 07:10:12 PM
Awww, Risk! I'm still so surprised it was Risk who got the boot! What a great death post, though.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on July 29, 2013, 05:41:32 PM
'Nother Sketch. Not sure if I'll be taking it further, but I kind of like the layout.

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c72f9619a44986de38c/1520204915948/Istvan_vs_Poko_Zeka.jpg?format=500w)


Edit: Eh. Looks like I forgot to end one of Zevka's sleeves. Oh well.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Matra Hammer on July 29, 2013, 06:20:30 PM
Risk's end surprised and saddened me as well. A fitting tribute, Vizon. Well done.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Balmafula on July 29, 2013, 06:45:27 PM
Poko's expression is priceless.

"*sigh* One of those days... :/"
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Balmafula on August 06, 2013, 07:23:40 PM
I found Goragula in Sly Cooper!

(http://i42.tinypic.com/2re2sqp.jpg)

Not original artwork, but I wasn't sure where else to put it XD
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on August 17, 2013, 10:06:12 PM
Okay so I just did this for fun because I find the mole-toss amusing, but I think I'm going to turn this into a serious painting. Just too much fun to leave as a sketch.

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c8fb19140b7602db69c62/1520209842815/Zevka_throws_Mole_Sketch.jpg?format=500w)

Nyika as a gross bloody Risk puppeteer would also be a fun one...but no promises with classes starting soon!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Noonahootin on August 18, 2013, 05:38:36 PM
The 'burrhurr' made my day. : )
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on August 19, 2013, 09:35:50 AM
Ahhh....finally finished this! I'm afraid for as long as it took me to do this one, it's gotta be either reviews or paintings, but probably not both, as I have a limited amount of free time.

This one was fun to do though! Please let me know, Zevka, Poko, if there are any obvious inaccuracies so I can fix them next time. I wasn't sure about "Gashrock's coat" since there's hardly any description of it that I could find anywhere...so I just made something up based on the little avatar I made for her previously.

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c7dc830255b247330e4/1520204926689/Zevka_saves_Poko.jpg?format=500w)
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Matra Hammer on August 19, 2013, 10:21:11 AM
Ahem.

<--

Couldn't resist. I'll change it back soon enough. Fantastic work as always, Vizon.

Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Zevka on August 19, 2013, 03:12:03 PM
ZOMG, I LOVE that picture! The ONLY thing that even comes to mind is that Zevka's tunic is pretty beat-up at this point. But that's a quibble, a tiny match next to the conflagration of awesome that is this picture.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on August 19, 2013, 06:36:46 PM
ZOMG, I LOVE that picture! The ONLY thing that even comes to mind is that Zevka's tunic is pretty beat-up at this point. But that's a quibble, a tiny match next to the conflagration of awesome that is this picture.

Actually I did notice the ripped and torn clothing bit in your post (hence the tear in the pants knee), and believe it or not, I did paint her sleeve almost detached - it's just really hard to see it unless you're zoomed in. If there is more damage than the torn sleeve, I missed it, but I am certainly willing to make her tunic worse off for wear next time. :-) Here it is at its true resolution, 300 dpi:

Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Zevka on August 19, 2013, 07:18:20 PM
And so it is! You are awesome, Vizon.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on August 21, 2013, 08:29:46 PM
Gashrock's Death Scene:

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c70419202782983a755/1520204915436/Gashrocks_Death.jpg?format=500w)
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Gashrock on August 21, 2013, 08:48:06 PM
Woo, thanks so much! Epic bloodstain pattern. :D :gashrock:
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Chokk Wulgar on August 22, 2013, 09:02:21 AM
As always... FANTASTIC work here! I must say what's going on in that mole picture is just the funniest looking thing. Love it, love the writing it's based on too!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on August 24, 2013, 08:17:26 PM
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c75ec212db87d5a7223/1520204918005/Nyika_Wears_Risk.jpg?format=500w)

Did this one super-fast, so maybe not the best, quality-wise, but...hey. Wanted to do it.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: foxpen on August 25, 2013, 11:13:06 AM
Eeepic, Vizon! It's so gruesome and terrifying.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on September 14, 2013, 09:34:12 PM
Goragula didn't make it out of this one alive...and it makes me sad, even though he deserved it. A day's work to get it done and boy is my hand tired. Carpal tunnel, here I come!

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c70ec212db87d5a70f8/1520204914641/Goragulas_Death.jpg?format=500w)
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Balmafula on September 14, 2013, 09:42:49 PM
"Hey guys, can't we just talk this out?"
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Noonahootin on September 14, 2013, 09:48:25 PM
Oh my goodness, I'm floored. I'm absolutely floored by the amount of detail! The feathers, man! The warts!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Matra Hammer on September 14, 2013, 09:51:41 PM
Blue leisure suit wearin' toad?

...that's an impalin'
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Poko on September 15, 2013, 12:29:07 AM
Oooh - Everyone looks scary! Goragula is soooo screwed.

Is macho Istvan wearing a vest?
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on September 15, 2013, 07:48:29 AM
Is macho Istvan wearing a vest?

Ha ha - well as much as he keeps tearing off strips of his tunic/uniform I was thinking "How much of that shirt would really be left by now? But seeing as this takes place before he wraps his own arm and Vanessa's stump, perhaps I went too far. It does make him look pretty "badtail" though, wouldn't you say?
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Istvan on September 15, 2013, 10:01:09 AM
That is an absolutely fantastic picture, Vizon. Noonahootin looks terrifying
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Zevka on September 15, 2013, 10:44:39 AM
This is awesome! Agree with everything that the others have said.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Goragula on September 17, 2013, 12:48:46 PM
Check out my blue suit! Nooners Zevka and Istvan are clearly just hatin' on ma swag.

(Brilliant work once again Vizon!)
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on September 24, 2013, 09:09:35 PM
Vanessa Vanishes! And that's not her blood. But everyone's still pretty down about it.

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c7bec212db87d5a7351/1520204925106/Vanessa_Vanishes.jpg?format=500w)
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Nyika on September 24, 2013, 09:17:01 PM
Oh my goodness, I love their outfits!! And Zevka's classic facepaw, hahaha.

This is all too cute.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: TNT on September 24, 2013, 09:57:51 PM
These are all just amazing! Thanks for doing them. I think this might be the most art a single person has done for one contest. XP
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Balmafula on September 24, 2013, 10:15:09 PM
Poko: .... I dropped my jam :(
Zevka: Not AGAIN...
Noon: Well I am certainly not cleaning this up!
Istvan: This is why we can't go to nice places.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Poko on September 25, 2013, 12:54:54 PM
That's me alright - always getting myself and those around me into a jam. XD
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Noonahootin on September 25, 2013, 01:07:17 PM
The expressions on everyone's faces are priceless!!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on October 31, 2013, 08:10:04 PM
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c79419202782983a9a0/1520204922793/SurvivorHalloween.jpg?format=500w)

Just for fun. And yes, I am still working on Noonahootin's death scene. The mysterious figure in the background of this Holiday image is NoonaBOOtin.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Poko on November 01, 2013, 06:47:05 AM
Ha ha - YES - BatPoko strikes again! :evil:
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on November 01, 2013, 06:05:30 PM
Finally had a bit of extra time to finish painting this!

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a6f7f6753450a5e350d1102/5a6f7fccec212d5a20ae7626/1517268394530/Noona_Death.jpg?format=500w)
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Noonahootin on November 02, 2013, 11:04:26 PM
Oh, Noonahootin ol' boy. I did wrong by you.

BUT DA-YUM Vizon sure rocked dat battle! Noonahootin's face really shows the betrayal and emotion of the moment.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on November 03, 2013, 12:39:26 PM
Thanks Foxpenoona! I was trying out a different technique (aka broader brush strokes, different PS brush). I like how it's more painty and less precise. I wanted to capture more of the feel and emotion of the moment than exacting details (as is my usual pitfall).
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Noonahootin on November 03, 2013, 05:48:04 PM
Also, Noonahootin's ghost costume is amazing. That Hallowe'en picture is adorable!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Nyika on November 03, 2013, 06:51:48 PM
I think it's brilliant! Probably my favorite of yours so far.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on November 03, 2013, 08:44:49 PM
I think it's brilliant! Probably my favorite of yours so far.

The Halloween picture or Noonahootin's death? ;)
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Matra Hammer on November 08, 2013, 01:07:43 PM
I have my favorite.

coughiconcough

But really the Dr. Manhattan Zevka is wonderful. Get that marten a glass castle on mars.

Love the air fight too. Makes me want to punch Aster right in his beak.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on December 03, 2013, 02:35:24 PM
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a6f7f6753450a5e350d1102/5a6f7fce71c10b4ab48e5fcb/1517268383309/Pokos_End.jpg?format=500w)

Ah, Poko. You were my favorite. I'm sorry you had to go this way.

I will miss that snarky little ferret.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: foxpen on December 03, 2013, 04:41:35 PM
Your best so far, Vizon! Those tears and her raw paws, and her whiskers all curling up....it looks so sad and painful and *sobs*
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on December 03, 2013, 04:53:06 PM
Thanks, Foxpen. Yeah I think this is my first try at "tears" so I'm happy with how they came out. This being the last death and all, I had a lot of practice, and didn't feel too rushed. Gotta say though...the google image searching I had to do to find good references were all pretty hideous. People can sure be cruel to animals. Don't let your dog walk on hot asphalt in the summer!  :-\
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Risk on December 03, 2013, 05:15:57 PM
This picture makes me extremely uncomfortable. But so did Poko's death. I think that's a good thing! And you need a medal for braving reference pictures. I've given up on doing that a long time ago. It's one thing to write about something like Noonahootin's surgery, where you can distance your visualization from the words just enough that it doesn't bother you. But watching it, or bringing it, or something like it, to life, takes guts. Please keep those guts inside you. No one wants to see them and you need them to keep living so you can draw more!

And thanks for the Risk pictures, Vizon! And everyone else, too. I never said that before, did I? I don't really remember... I don't think I did. I was too scared of sounding awkward about it. I still am. I'm going to lie awake for hours fretting about this post tonight.

Anyway I really hope you stay around for the next contest!
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on December 03, 2013, 06:58:05 PM
Oh hey Risk! What a wonderful surprise!

Yes, words often do not quite convey what images can, and often images fail to convey what they intend (just look at Deviantart). I make it my goal to try to communicate with my painting what I cannot always convey with words. Poko was near and dear to my heart, though I grew quite fond of all the characters, so I think I tried extra hard with this one to portray the potency of the moment. She did have a whole life ahead of her yet, which is sad, but at the same time her death was not meaningless, so even though it made me sad that it happened, it wasn't a complete tragedy. I think it said a lot about who she was as a character and strengthened/solidified who she was, under it all.

I will do my best to keep my guts in where they're supposed to be, and you're welcome for the pictures. Glad you liked them. It's been a fun ride and I will try to stick around for the next contest as well.
I was reprimanded by a professional bronze sculptor over the weekend, however, for giving away my work. He told me to stop. But you know...this at least is fun for me, and I'm not putting as much into all of these as I could since I know they're pretty temporary and it's more for practice and the fun of it than making money. That's what work's for, right?  ;D

It's good exercise. Maybe I'll try out some new techniques next round. Or just do funny sketches. We'll see.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Matra Hammer on December 03, 2013, 08:52:39 PM
Y'know, Vizon, your style would lend well to an illustrated/graphic novel. Especially if you can convey all that danger and sadness with one burning padfoot. Have you ever thought to try? I know I'd love seeing a full story read and seen through your hand.

Wouldn't surprise me at all if you gave it the full 100 yards and found a publisher with ease. I'd buy a copy.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on December 03, 2013, 09:50:49 PM
Well I've made some short-lived attempts in the past. One I didn't even finish - I was basically illustrating a role play that happened with my characters. You can take a look if you can abide the stupid pop-ups. It's old. It's not very good: http://www.angelfire.com/realm/LNSC/comics.html

A more recent venture was a book I illustrated for my nephew. I don't have it online as a whole finished work, but I do have most of the illustrations here if you scroll down a bit: http://johannasartsavanna.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2010-07-12T11:23:00-07:00&max-results=7

Haven't updated that blog in a while.

Anyway, you're probably right. I should try to publish something for real. Currently I am procrastinating a completely different kind of project, however, which is a game. I've been a bit distracted from it since getting back into this Redwall stuff, but I should probably get back to it.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Matra Hammer on December 04, 2013, 10:09:32 AM
Author-illustrators can go very far. A few graphic novel and children's book authors I know from school enjoy a great deal of success through their two-fold artistic threat. Lots of hurdles go whizzing by when you hold both art assets in your paws. Give it a try once your game project is complete.

Thank you very much for sharing your projects. I admire that you can so readily share your work with your family (and produce such an adorable story.)

And I can only parrot previous posts but, well, you've been an incredible asset to this contest. Tis good news knowing you'll be around for the next one.
Title: Re: Art Stuff
Post by: Vizon on March 04, 2018, 06:01:21 PM
I've been updating my links here and all over the forum since Photobucket stopped being a free site. There are a few messages from the MO1 forum that I cannot find now, so I am going to post them here, for posterity.

Dancing Noonahootin:

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c7571c10b1a7d58cf56/1520204917483/Noony_Animation.gif?format=500w)

And Matra's crazy prediction for the story of MO1, which, admittedly, does not make as much sense out of context, and I cannot tell you much context except Nyika's a rugby star and Istvan is her soap-making fanboy, Goragula is Doctor Who somehow, Poko is Batpoko, Zevka is Conan the Barbarian and Vanessa is rocking out 80's style:

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6f5e5dbff200af90801966/5a9a22e20d9297b1252614e0/5a9c7c7324a69491fee69cff/1520204917396/Matra_Predictions.jpg)