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paperclip
12 December 2005, 01:55 AM
Well, this is going to be my little corner of CGTalk where I'll post all my speedies, finished stuff and my WIPs.

Will post some tomorrow! :D

jmBoekestein
12 December 2005, 02:07 AM
Welcome to the dungeon. Been a while since I've seen your stuff. :) Eagerly anticipating.

Elsie
12 December 2005, 03:04 PM
Whee, good to see you with one of these Therry :thumbsup: Look forward to seeing some pictuuures!

Miyagu
12 December 2005, 09:34 PM
hi paperclip! i just had to post: is this a christmastree in your threadtitle or a fish?
:curious:

anyways: canīt wait to see some of your stuff :) happy painting! :arteest:

paperclip
12 December 2005, 10:51 PM
It's a fish. :scream: Will post some stuff really soon, my computer is acting strange at the moment...

Thanks for all the encouragement for the non-existent art though, hehe.

Squibbit
12 December 2005, 12:17 AM
It's a fish.
Thanks for all the encouragement for the non-existent art though, hehe.

it's a placeholder :D

http://www.saunalahti.fi/panuom/clipsmas.jpg



.

paperclip
12 December 2005, 12:41 AM
it's a placeholder :D

http://www.saunalahti.fi/panuom/clipsmas.jpg



.

:applause:

Cruel paperclips using the fish for a christmas tree!

It's only ok if they eat him afterwards......... but cool picture, i like it. :)

Rebeccak
12 December 2005, 12:48 AM
It's a thread of paperclips! I hate when those things get tangled together...:rolleyes:...Great to see p'clip! :thumbsup:

To answer an earlier question...socks are socks! :cry:

Just kidding. :)

Gord-MacDonald
12 December 2005, 05:12 AM
Lookin forward to this! :thumbsup:

Gord

paperclip
12 December 2005, 03:31 PM
Time to dump stuff on the pile!

Here's a birthday card I did for one of my friends:
http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/4750/birthdaycardpsd5lh.jpg



something i did some time ago:
http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/7469/womanpractice73qh.jpg


Portrait of my friend:
http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/1471/sandra9id.jpg


More later!
Hope you're enjoying your Christmas holidays.....nollaig shona duit!

Miyagu
12 December 2005, 03:36 PM
oooh! i knew it was a fish! :bounce:

great to see some pics :) i love the first one! :love:

paperclip
12 December 2005, 03:52 PM
Thanks dunkel, I like the first one, it was the most fun to do!

Here's another one I did in a similar style: http://img421.imageshack.us/img421/4250/cutiecopy7fw.jpg

Gord-MacDonald
12 December 2005, 05:32 PM
cool birthday card - great mood *a little scarey!*. The little guy reminds me of Burtons work. The last one is quite nice - lovely quality of green in the background.


Gord

paperclip
12 December 2005, 09:16 PM
Thanks gordy :D

I love green...40 shades of it where I come from, hehe. I think it's just about one of the richest colors out there, even though our eyes are supposed to see more around the red wavelength.

Or maybe irish eyes are just more accustomed to seeing green...:twisted:

Here's another speedy I did earlier, will probably fix it up later:
http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/852/berserk1wd.jpg

paperclip
12 December 2005, 09:26 PM
It's a thread of paperclips! I hate when those things get tangled together...:rolleyes:...Great to see p'clip! :thumbsup:

To answer an earlier question...socks are socks! :cry:

Just kidding. :)

Socks can be fun too!

See?

http://www.larkbooks.com/images/Books/Medium/1579906109M.jpg

Well....depends on your point of view, I guess. I like their mouths. :D

paperclip
12 December 2005, 10:47 PM
pics of a ceramic head I did in college:

http://img328.imageshack.us/img328/3847/headofaman10sr.jpg

http://img420.imageshack.us/img420/4713/headofaman29pg.jpg

Squibbit
12 December 2005, 11:40 PM
that's a cool lookin sculpture :thumbsup:'


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paperclip
12 December 2005, 11:35 AM
Hey, thanks man. He's supposed to look kinda evil but not in a cruel way...mischievous, yes, that's it. He goes around and sneaks into people's backyards and switches around their stuff.

jmBoekestein
12 December 2005, 12:42 PM
Good luck on your meanderings, sculpture is looking nice in the topmost picture, you should smooth it out a bit . :thumbsup:

paperclip
12 December 2005, 03:18 PM
It's dried now, not sure how much I can smooth it out without bits dropping off, heh. Does anyone have any info on glazing this sort of thing?

LadyMedusa
12 December 2005, 06:37 PM
Really like the nose on that sculpture :)

Keep it up

paperclip
12 December 2005, 01:00 PM
Hey, thanks Valentina! I love bumpy noses, they have so much character, don't they? I think noses are hellish to paint, but if you do them well, they add so much to the work.....

Now time to post my first bit of 3d modeling...a wip, but i got frustrated and deleted it after taking this render. :cry: Crits on this would be really helpful. In fact, crits on ANYTHING in this thread would be helpful! Done in max, 3 hours work... :blush:


http://img463.imageshack.us/img463/6443/head22hb.jpg

Squibbit
12 December 2005, 01:44 PM
that's a great start , much life in it, only needs a bit
smoothing ,we're so lucky none of us have to see my
first 3D heads, you'd fall on your knees with your eyes
in tears and with your ears bleeding, crying "WHY?"



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paperclip
12 December 2005, 03:13 AM
that's a great start , much life in it, only needs a bit
smoothing ,we're so lucky none of us have to see my
first 3D heads, you'd fall on your knees with your eyes
in tears and with your ears bleeding, crying "WHY?"



.

Well, if you saw my early 2d works, your eyes would be bleeding and your ears would be weeping. How bout THAT?

Squibbit
12 December 2005, 03:46 AM
Well, if you saw my early 2d works, your eyes would be bleeding and your ears would be weeping. How bout THAT?

sweeeet

comon, let's have em then




.

Nazirull
12 December 2005, 03:56 AM
my fren slipped into a coma last time i show him my first 2d and 3d...he still does that with my recent works....:hmm:

Nice to have this thread! Lots of colors but the socks freaks me out! Hhahahah

paperclip
12 December 2005, 04:55 PM
sweeeet

comon, let's have em then




.

Ask and ye shall recieve.

http://img256.echo.cx/img256/3508/maryshelley3mp.jpg

I haven't actually improved all that much, have I? :cry:

umbrellasky
12 December 2005, 05:12 PM
wow great sketch paperclip. I like the pose, nice work! :)

paperclip
12 December 2005, 05:37 PM
It's so old! I'm getting a bit worried that I'm not moving along fast enough with my work- I should have improved more by now.....


hmm.

DSG every day this year, that's my new years' resolution! You guys must hold me to it, please!

Squibbit
12 December 2005, 06:13 PM
my eyezzz .. pffft, that's not even bad, it's just unfinished


knew u didnt know what u was talkin about


.

paperclip
12 December 2005, 07:32 PM
This one I did inspired by chris beatrice's great tutorial in the art tutorials thread.

I call it 'the leaf of doom', sort of like a caterpillar version of frodo and the ring. :D

It's a speedie but it doesn't really seem to be going anywhere. Oh well!

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/2896/leafofdoom6ez.jpg

adam-crockett
12 December 2005, 09:10 PM
I'm glad you started this thread! I'll keep an eye on it.
My fav so far is the portrait of your friend (I think its the third posted image). She's cute!

Post some more angles of your 3d head with wireframes, and you'll get more critiques. I'd like to comment on it.

Adam

Zapan
12 December 2005, 09:15 PM
Ahahah , the last one is so cute !! :) :bounce:

That's great , I really enjoy the style you're going on !.

Keep it up !! :thumbsup:

paperclip
12 December 2005, 01:44 AM
I'm glad you started this thread! I'll keep an eye on it.
My fav so far is the portrait of your friend (I think its the third posted image). She's cute!

Post some more angles of your 3d head with wireframes, and you'll get more critiques. I'd like to comment on it.

Adam

Thanks, I like that one too. She's cool and it was tough getting something that didn't offend her too much. :D

As for the wires...I, um...deleted them. :blush: I got frustrated, sorry! Next time I step into max again, I'll make sure to save them....

paperclip
12 December 2005, 05:17 PM
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/3994/evocat6se.jpg

I did this one a while ago, but I like it so I'm putting it here. :)


http://img371.imageshack.us/img371/5927/muah23lx.jpg
I don't like the headband and her hand is freaky!
Also, her hair has been...ehm...raised by the headband :eek:

LadyMedusa
12 December 2005, 06:29 PM
Nice work ther Paperclip :)
Ideed her head seems... long :scream:

I like the larva too :)

paperclip
12 December 2005, 06:59 PM
I guess you have to think of it like a ponytail in a weird place?

paperclip
01 January 2006, 01:51 AM
Happy new year!

Quickie for the DSG. (10 mins before bed)
http://img335.imageshack.us/img335/3677/newyear1yi.jpg

paperclip
01 January 2006, 02:51 PM
:cries: I thought I was going to have time to do a DSG every day. How wrong I was!

Elsie
01 January 2006, 03:49 PM
:cries: I thought I was going to have time to do a DSG every day. How wrong I was!

Yeah, I decided to do that last summer hehe. I did one. Eh, the shame *buries head in hands*.

Lovely work so far Therry :thumbsup: as always there is something just so definitely 'you' about your work. And you have a knack for choosing some lovely murky colours in a lot of these. Looking forward to seeing more, the portrait of your friend on previous page is my favourite. *Bangs table* more, please!

:edit: 666 posts, and it was in your thread! Wooo *unleashes ghosties*!

LadyMedusa
01 January 2006, 06:33 PM
:cries: I thought I was going to have time to do a DSG every day. How wrong I was!
Aww *hugs*

Cute new year sketch :)

Gord-MacDonald
01 January 2006, 06:44 AM
Hi paperclip

I love the little worm guy - very nice expressive image! :thumbsup:

Gord

MichaelZHsee
01 January 2006, 07:21 AM
that caterpillar piece is indeed very nice:keep them coming.:)

Art2
01 January 2006, 10:11 PM
What a fun thread you have here Theresa!
Feed us with more drawings please :)

paperclip
01 January 2006, 10:22 PM
I really, really want to see a thread.......'Art2's Archive!'

Come on, you know you want to! C'mon, Marlon!

Rebeccak
01 January 2006, 10:23 PM
I second the motion! Marlonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!! :bounce:

Art2
01 January 2006, 10:28 PM
eeeeh.. heheh...
I actually am considering it... but I can't choose. Something like a sketchbook thread in the wip section.. or my own anatomy thread :shrug:
Can't do both, cause, heh, I doubt if I even can regularly update one thread let alone two :D

Buuuuut anyway, nuff bout me :D
I really love these:
http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/7469/womanpractice73qh.jpg
http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/1471/sandra9id.jpg

paperclip
01 January 2006, 01:40 AM
Sorry Kromodikoro boy, you're outnumbered 2 to one.

You could put anatomy stuff on that thread too.....start one or I'll start one for you, haha. :twisted:

btw, thanks. You helped me with the 'old' one, so you did! :love:

Elsie
01 January 2006, 09:21 AM
Sorry Kromodikoro boy, you're outnumbered 2 to one.


Make that three to one ;)

P.S. Come on spanky, more pictures! :D

paperclip
01 January 2006, 01:28 AM
Man, long time no update!

Will definitely put some up soon....have been wacomless for a week or two now though. :cry:

erilaz
01 January 2006, 01:41 AM
Man, long time no update!

Will definitely put some up soon....have been wacomless for a week or two now though. :cry:

You know, you could just use that wacom tablet that's been around for centuries. You know, the one made out of wood pulp and bleach? :D

More more more!

Art2
01 January 2006, 08:32 AM
Man, long time no update!

Will definitely put some up soon....have been wacomless for a week or two now though. :cry:

erm... paper/pencil... or... pen/paper .... or... scissor/paper/stone

:D

animalunae
01 January 2006, 08:58 PM
Heya clip,

I love your style! You should finish that one with the girl holding a heart! It looks very moody!

Oh btw I do think you have improved a lot! Don't think that you arent improving, instead, force yourself to continue, rework, detail more and more, erase and do it again... be your own biggest critic, but don't get demotivated!

Rebeccak
01 January 2006, 12:54 AM
Originally posted by Marlon: eeeeh.. heheh...
I actually am considering it... but I can't choose. Something like a sketchbook thread in the wip section.. or my own anatomy thread :shrug:
Can't do both, cause, heh, I doubt if I even can regularly update one thread let alone two :D
Oh, the choice is totanatomy up to you anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy
anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy...:D

Art2
01 January 2006, 01:01 AM
Oh, the choice is totanatomy up to you anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy
anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy anatomy...:D

http://www.glpr.org/smf_forums/Smileys/NgSmiley/hypno.gif http://www.glpr.org/smf_forums/Smileys/NgSmiley/hypno.gif http://www.glpr.org/smf_forums/Smileys/NgSmiley/hypno.gif

Rebeccak
01 January 2006, 01:07 AM
Originally posted by Marlon: http://www.glpr.org/smf_forums/Smileys/NgSmiley/hypno.gif http://www.glpr.org/smf_forums/Smileys/NgSmiley/hypno.gif http://www.glpr.org/smf_forums/Smileys/NgSmiley/hypno.gif
No pressure! :D :scream:

paperclip
01 January 2006, 01:37 AM
Someone likes anatomy!

Here's a WIP I'm working on at the moment........I want this to turn out fairly well, so crits are more than welcome!
Composition and color crits are particularly wanted.... bear in mind that it's early days yet here!


http://img393.imageshack.us/img393/7154/octopus6mg.jpg

paperclip
01 January 2006, 02:32 AM
Update.....

http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/4472/octopus9gm.jpg

Art2
01 January 2006, 07:30 AM
Aaaw poor fish... I like eating fish, heheh...

I think the fish's expression is wee too dramatic :)
But I don't know what you're aiming for.
Since it's underwater, I would keep an overall blue hue. The way the colors are now, it's like they are outside of the water instead of in the water.
The composition could work, maybe it's a bit too cramped.
I like the way you make the seaweed wrap the octopussy's arms.
It's like they're moving with the water, good job.

Ego
01 January 2006, 07:43 AM
DSG every day this year, that's my new years' resolution! You guys must hold me to it, please!

very well then. REPORTS THIS POST TO ROBERTO
:D

You go girl :) You are really developing a paperclippy style.

paperclip
02 February 2006, 10:56 AM
Update. I think this one is more interesting, but I need to work on it some more!

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/7778/octopus9ve.jpg

duddlebug
02 February 2006, 11:06 AM
cool stuff theresa.... i especially like some of the figurative stuff on page 1... the boy on the birthday card is a cutie! :)

And the second octopus is better.

I'll pop by now i know where you live...

eDit: mmm... actually, i'm not sure now... maybe i like the other octopus more... he's got googly eyes. Which is nice.

Ignore me.

I'm tired.

makaron
02 February 2006, 11:06 AM
scary... :eek: an octopus with a human face.. and that poor fish, he really looks both scared and sad... a teardrop under water... nice touch

paperclip
02 February 2006, 01:27 PM
Bleurgh. I don't think I'm improving anywhere near as quickly as I want. My stuff is too cartoony, I need to do some more realistic pieces.

Maybe I'll do a few copies, just to get myself into that 'flow'...

adam-crockett
02 February 2006, 06:09 PM
Just work from observation. Paint friends, set up still lifes, carry around a sketchbook and paint in that with acrylics. Copys are good, of course, and useful for learning purposes, but I think its ultimately reinterpreting an interpretation. Observing how light acts in a natural environment is super helpful.

Also, when you want to execute a painting, go make tons of sketches. You have a fish and an octopus, so why not go to the aquarium and study them. You could also check out books and do anatomy studies from that. Make color studies of underwater scenes. Pause on a frame in a movie and make studies of that.

Just some suggestions off the top of my head.

You're doing great! Keep it up!

paperclip
02 February 2006, 08:21 PM
Decided to leave the octopus one aside and found joy back in my figurative (but still cartoony! :cry:) style.


I call this one 'Tourists'. It is, like everything else in my life, a work in progress.....
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/5607/tourists1uy.jpg

paperclip
02 February 2006, 09:22 PM
Updated the dad's face. I want to fix the baby's and the mother's faces next. If you can think of any cheesy things to put in, let me know!

http://img480.imageshack.us/img480/9284/touristscopy7gk.jpg

paperclip
02 February 2006, 10:46 PM
Another update.....

http://img455.imageshack.us/img455/6460/touristscopy2vx.jpg

ClausSimonsen
02 February 2006, 10:50 PM
Maybe this?

http://www.makemeheal.com/images/products/estore/10027/370-Ginger.jpg

A purse/bag strap of some sort for the lady - especially if she has a baby.

Maybe that really colorful sunscreen people paint on their noses...

djtrousdale
02 February 2006, 11:11 PM
paperclip
I really like to think (wish maybe) that I have something in common with the masters around here... You say you have the cartoony style, which I enjoy more than anything else. I really like the style you have- combining the awesome painty stuff with real dramatic expressions. And an octopus. :D

Now I probably have ZERO room to critique, if anything it's my stuff that needs help... but for some reason the tourist one doesn't look that exciting... perhaps a little more contrast, and the baby's hand looks too small. :shrug:

So yeah, great stuff. Must learn from you...

paperclip
02 February 2006, 11:42 PM
Better? Worse? In betweeny?

http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/7342/touristscopy21jz.jpg

paperclip
02 February 2006, 11:52 PM
Getting closer?
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/2010/touristscopy47iu.jpg

paperclip
02 February 2006, 12:28 AM
Last one for tonight.......

http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/4920/touristscopy49xw.jpg

su
02 February 2006, 02:20 AM
the woman's lips look great, the babies hands are a bit creepy. The babies t-shirt is funny, I think you are going great :)

The father might use a watch maybe? also a few keys tied to that watch..umm keys might not be good.

Digitalpaint
02 February 2006, 07:21 AM
Hi PC,

You're doing great on this Tourists scene, i like the little baby (s)he's very "cute". (Peace)

The sky looks a little bit empty to me , though.( need more structure in the clouds? or a little bird or balloon....) On the the other hand, when you think of this scene as a book cover then its titel would fit there perfectly :)
And the contrast might be set a little bit too high, it takes away some nice color details in the hair

Looking forward to some more ....

paperclip
02 February 2006, 10:21 AM
I'm not sure if I can call this 'finished'. In a way, I like the high contrast, it makes it seem like a hotter scene.....I'll keep thinking about this and start another one!


Next one: Teenage tourists. :D

Art2
02 February 2006, 10:32 AM
w00t!
Ya got 5 stars girl!! :bounce:

paperclip
02 February 2006, 10:34 AM
I know! :eek: :argh:

Gotta live up to this now!....

paperclip
02 February 2006, 08:31 PM
My new WIP....the sequel to Tourists....I have a long way to go.
http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/6700/teentourists4fu.jpg

su
02 February 2006, 08:36 PM
haha that looks awesome! you are definetaly getting better and faster it seems. Keep it up :D


mmmm fries....mmm...

paperclip
02 February 2006, 10:38 PM
Can't figure out what to put in the background!

Help!
http://img307.imageshack.us/img307/7506/teentourists0xf.jpg

paperclip
02 February 2006, 12:58 AM
Le update:

Do you prefer the sky with that dusty green color or the pale blue?
http://img332.imageshack.us/img332/6051/teentouristscopy3vs.jpg

zpapageo
02 February 2006, 01:32 AM
Excellent pic, Paperclip! That fat kid's face is just perfect!:scream: That's the classic "mouth-breather" look.

I like the blue background, for what its worth. Its already starting to look like a noisy, chaotic, polluted city. Can't wait to see this finished.

paperclip
02 February 2006, 02:58 PM
What do you think of the background? Does it look too weird or...? I wanted it to look rather exotic and cool, but it seems to be eluding me so far! I think I need to look at some cityscapes to get the right effect.
I still have to fix up the boy's hands......I hate hate hate doing hands! Maybe I'll just give him a soda can or maybe a mcdonald's cup with a straw?

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/3454/teentouristscopy5qz.jpg

Gord-MacDonald
02 February 2006, 12:44 AM
I love this new painting - it makes me think of Diane Arbus.


Gord

paperclip
02 February 2006, 02:24 AM
Really? Hey, Diane Arbus is pretty cool. I'm flattered. Thanks! :blush:


I updated the background. I still can't figure out whether his hand is OK or if it sucks. Help!
http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/1671/teentouristscopy28fe.jpg

djtrousdale
02 February 2006, 03:45 AM
His pinky just a bit too short probably... other than that, good job

paperclip
02 February 2006, 12:22 PM
Need to detail the background some more and also the hands and his shirt....still got 'a ways' to go.

Ideas already here for tourists no. 3: Grandma's Knitting Circle goes on Holiday!

paperclip
02 February 2006, 03:16 AM
I think it's finished now....

http://img457.imageshack.us/img457/9356/teentouristscopy23gp.jpg

Art2
02 February 2006, 05:24 AM
Haha, I love how you did those faces. They make me smile every time I look at them LOL.
Great job on the background too... they really are tourists... American? :D
I agree with M.E.L regarding the tubby's shoulders. I think you should extend his shoulders a bit more behind the girl's head and maybe also reveal the upperarm a bit. Define some wrinkles where the arm meets the armpits, it's a bit flat right now, suggesting a continues chest. The way it looks now, it's like his right hand is comming from nowhere.

paperclip
02 February 2006, 09:30 AM
MMMhhh...yes, I see what you mean. I originally had that arm in there, but it spoilt the flow of the pic. Do you think that's a bad reason? I'll put it in and see which version looks better. Thanks for the heads up! :thumbsup:

paperclip
02 February 2006, 10:46 AM
Arm is in and also a bit of a man boob. :D

http://img373.imageshack.us/img373/2069/teentouristscopy23xf.jpg

Art2
02 February 2006, 11:48 AM
much better!
That man boob is hilarious, hahaha...

paperclip
02 February 2006, 06:15 PM
Hahaha, I think so too! Glad you liked it.

Time to think of the next concept! Any ideas?

paperclip
02 February 2006, 07:43 PM
Thought you'd got rid of me, eh?

Just a speedie to 'warm up and cool down'.....

http://img342.imageshack.us/img342/4358/hikingsmaller3gy.jpg

augustus
02 February 2006, 08:25 PM
Now that is really good. Great colors. :thumbsup:

paperclip
02 February 2006, 02:28 AM
http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/562/teentouristsavatar2pw.jpg

Getting sick of all the pics yet? :D This one is too blurry, ,but I made it too small originally and it all went downhill from there. :sad:

zpapageo
02 February 2006, 02:52 AM
That little girl is up to something! I just know it!

paperclip
02 February 2006, 04:08 PM
I updated my avatar for the 'hug an avatar' theme!


It's Art2 in case you can't tell!

Art2
02 February 2006, 04:11 PM
yep it's me, and no she's not eating me... :D

paperclip
02 February 2006, 05:12 PM
Candy stick arms.......mmm, tasty...

Simon
02 February 2006, 07:18 PM
http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/562/teentouristsavatar2pw.jpg

Getting sick of all the pics yet? :D This one is too blurry, ,but I made it too small originally and it all went downhill from there. :sad:


awwww that is so cute... :D

paperclip
02 February 2006, 12:44 AM
Not nearly cute enough!

I want to produce a pic someday that has people crying with cuteness overload. Something so cute it gives people diabetes.

Simon
02 February 2006, 12:51 AM
Not nearly cute enough!

I want to produce a pic someday that has people crying with cuteness overload. Something so cute it gives people diabetes.

l.a.m.o! I just got the image of someone just browsing your pile, then they go yellow, slump in their chair and go into shock.

..Ahh crap now I looked at my user picture again.. I'm going to be pissing myself all night! hahahah.. literally.


:curious:

Digitalpaint
02 February 2006, 07:41 AM
Keep those beautiful colorful funny paintings coming.
I'm sooooooo jealous at your energy/productivity;)

thepineman
02 February 2006, 08:17 AM
paperclip your style of art is ideal for the greeting cards industry. have you tried submitting your art?

paperclip
02 February 2006, 09:41 AM
Keep those beautiful colorful funny paintings coming.
I'm sooooooo jealous at your energy/productivity;)

Quantity doesn't equal quality. :D I have a LOT to learn about rendering. If anyone wants to give me 'rendering tips', please feel free to do so! I love your stuff Arty2 and ...'ohbedobedooo, i wanna be like youuu!'

Plus, does anyone know any good resources for calibrating laptop monitors?

paperclip
02 February 2006, 09:41 AM
paperclip your style of art is ideal for the greeting cards industry. have you tried submitting your art?

No, I haven't actually, but it's an interesting thought. I wonder how I would go about that.....

Simon
02 February 2006, 10:14 AM
Quantity doesn't equal quality. :D I have a LOT to learn about rendering. If anyone wants to give me 'rendering tips', please feel free to do so! I love your stuff Arty2 and ...'ohbedobedooo, i wanna be like youuu!'

Plus, does anyone know any good resources for calibrating laptop monitors?

Theresa. This might be helpful.

:)

link (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=315838&highlight=budget)

paperclip
02 February 2006, 10:22 AM
Theresa. This might be helpful.

:)

link (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=315838&highlight=budget)

Thank you so much, Simon! :love: This will be useful for sure. I'm just shuddering to think what my stuff looks like with a proper monitor......:eek: People say it's shaded in black, but I see dark brown and purples....Just think how bad it must be.:argh:

Simon
02 February 2006, 12:03 PM
Thank you so much, Simon! :love: This will be useful for sure. I'm just shuddering to think what my stuff looks like with a proper monitor......:eek: People say it's shaded in black, but I see dark brown and purples....Just think how bad it must be.:argh:

Lol. I have like 4 moniters in total, a tft, a crt and a laptop (and an old pc gathering dust). I just keep moving ot from screen to screen to check the gradients.

Although I have all my moniters very bright. At college all my work looks dull and washed out on these old 15" crts.

Strangely enough I have my photoshop set so it displays all my work with a very yellow brown hue. Not sure why I havnt fixed it, but I seem to be painting really well with it still on.. :P

-Si

paperclip
02 February 2006, 03:25 PM
Strange, I don't seem to be able to figure out how to actually change the gamma....:blush: It's not manual on the side of the laptop. Maybe you can't change it?? :eek:

Simon
02 February 2006, 04:25 PM
There will probably be some controls for your graphics driver that will let you do it. Otherwise there are lots of downloadable utilities that will change it for you.

paperclip
02 February 2006, 10:56 PM
There will probably be some controls for your graphics driver that will let you do it. Otherwise there are lots of downloadable utilities that will change it for you.

Found what I was looking for! Much rejoicing here in paperclip land. :D

Expect a new wip painting tomorrow. It's churning in my brain...

Simon
02 February 2006, 11:01 PM
Oooh cant wait!

paperclip
02 February 2006, 11:59 PM
Hey Simon..:wavey:

Don't get your hopes up!

Simon
02 February 2006, 12:06 AM
I was promised diabetes! (hmm that isnt very p.c)

:p

I'm going to camp this thread! :twisted:

paperclip
02 February 2006, 12:19 AM
Oh no! Pesky campers!

http://www.alvinlee.de/page8hs1/Herb-at-Woodstock.jpg

So hard to get out of the driveway with this lot around....

Simon
02 February 2006, 12:22 AM
Haha, God damned beatnicks! :p

Your gonna need a snow plough to get throught that... er..

I'll stop convaluting your lovely thread now. :) Sorry.

paperclip
02 February 2006, 12:30 AM
I don't mind one bit. :D This thread can get lonely sometimes! (see pages with just my updates on them!) and it's nice to have a friend around. :love:

mybutterflyiris
02 February 2006, 02:01 AM
Not nearly cute enough!

I want to produce a pic someday that has people crying with cuteness overload. Something so cute it gives people diabetes.

My friend sent me this link the other day...thought I'd share. It's the ultimate cuteness. Infact, I'm still not over the cuteness... perhaps it will be inspiring for you, or maybe you'll die from the cuteness as well. :D Ultimate cuteness (http://www.momonga.org/ezo-momonga/momojpeg1.html)

Llynna
02 February 2006, 08:48 AM
*awwww* this little thingei (whaever it is) is so cute theresa :)

you made me laugh with your tourists paintings, they are so full of truth about some of them *g*. you really got the mood of them :)

dont be lonesome :). im trying to come back more frequently now that i have holidays. speak to you soon!

Art2
02 February 2006, 09:20 AM
Hey Britta, how are you doing? :wavey:

paperclip
02 February 2006, 10:05 AM
I had another idea......modern-day people 'checking out' famous historical moments. May have some good things I can work with in there??

Can't see the pic of the ultimate sweetness! :cry:

Edit: I can see it now. It looks kinda scary actually...:argh:

Britta: Danke Schoen! Es liesse sich noch manches besser machen....aber velliecht ich will es in der Zukunft machen?!?

paperclip
02 February 2006, 03:35 PM
WIP:

http://img274.imageshack.us/img274/7783/rome28cs.jpg

I think it needs more details on the statue, but whaddaya think so far? It'll probably never make it past the WIP stage, the composition isn't the best!

Rebeccak
02 February 2006, 04:02 PM
P'clip,

I love your style and think you've got some great stuff going on! But you gotta know, I really think you'd benefit greatly from participating in the Open Figure Drawing Workshops (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=2602753&postcount=3) which as you know are run every two weeks, with the exception of our Master Copy Workshops, which run for 3~4 weeks. :)

I seriously think you should get your grayscale on! :D

You've been pimped to! :D

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

paperclip
02 February 2006, 04:08 PM
And here I was thinking my anatomy was kinda good...:cry: I know I need to do more work on it though!

Never seem to have time to maintain anatomy though, I tried before!!
Edit: Or maybe it's just patience I lack? :D

Digitalpaint
02 February 2006, 04:10 PM
And here's another amazing creation from the Theresa production line:) : Very interesting viewpoint, looks like a mood sketch. The light looks good and the reflection on the ground gives it something extra.
Maybe put the kids(?) a little more tot the left and keep most of the dark colors/shadows to the lowerhalf ( just a suggestion..:)

Keep 'm coming:thumbsup:

Llynna
02 February 2006, 04:28 PM
kinda reminds me of atlantis, dont ask me why^^. am liking the mood thoug. the only thing is that the tourists apear a bit two dimensional. but im sure you can sort that out :)

paperclip
02 February 2006, 04:33 PM
Certainly will. :D I don't think I'll go on with this one too much, there's something about it that bothers me. Not sure what it is.... I'll take your advice and Emile's too though!

Rebeccak
02 February 2006, 08:45 PM
Originally posted by P'clip: And here I was thinking my anatomy was kinda good...:cry: I know I need to do more work on it though!

Never seem to have time to maintain anatomy though, I tried before!!
Edit: Or maybe it's just patience I lack? :D
Practice and discipline, baby! :D Let's go, P'clip...I know you can kick even more bootay if you participate in our OFDWs...:D...C'mon clippy...you know you want to...:bounce:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

paperclip
02 February 2006, 01:49 AM
Hmm.....bootay kicking is just too tempting for this paperclip!

Anatomy thread is now in my sig. What the hey am I letting myself in for? :eek: :argh:

Rebeccak
02 February 2006, 05:49 AM
Originally posted by P'Clip: Anatomy thread is now in my sig. What the hey am I letting myself in for? :eek: :argh:
Hopefully some Figurative Art! :wip:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

paperclip
02 February 2006, 10:26 AM
Hopefully some Figurative Art! :wip:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

That's crazy talk!....but we'll see.

Llynna
02 February 2006, 10:49 AM
yea theresa :) go for it girl :)

you can do it, im sure. will have a look at your anatomy thread now ;)

paperclip
02 February 2006, 03:20 AM
*plop*

http://img416.imageshack.us/img416/340/illo9im.jpg
Another quicky. there are a lot of things I don't like about this (like her arm becca, yes i know) , but I thought I'd put it in here for......safekeeping.

Ugh. lateness. Off I go 'sa leaba!'

Rebeccak
02 February 2006, 03:28 AM
(like her arm becca, yes i know)
LMAO! :scream:

Am I really so predictable? :D

Art2
02 February 2006, 06:04 AM
hey, that is a nice piece you got there!

About the arm, the way the stripes on her sleeves are drawn it's like she has her head backwards... :)

Digitalpaint
02 February 2006, 07:57 AM
Nice this balloon head girl, you've got a very original style and the arm fit's in fine.
(anatomical correct one would probably spoil the effect.)

The only thing that bothers me a bit is the balloon she's holding. It really should go straight up. or paint her hair with some wind effect in the same direction
Just a thought..

paperclip
02 February 2006, 10:33 AM
LMAO! :scream:

Am I really so predictable? :D

I predicted the future, didn't I? Hey, I'm a psychic! See below...fixed-up limb! I KNOW the limb is too short but that's the style!

Art2 and Arty2 (hehe), thanks for your tips! I took both of them. The image you see below is nowhere near completion...a WIP to the MAX!

http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/7901/illo8go.jpg

Edit: I want to put in some yellows and stuff....also, the lines need to be much tighter and neater! I do know about this!
Becca: resist the pimpin' urge, I urge you!

paperclip
02 February 2006, 02:38 PM
http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/7113/illo2ps.jpg


Cat doesn't go, does he?

paperclip
02 February 2006, 05:38 PM
Cat was annoying me, so I cut him out and put him here:

http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/5972/cats9kz.jpg

paperclip
02 February 2006, 06:59 PM
And again!
http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/8283/catcopy5og.jpg

Simon
02 February 2006, 07:05 PM
Cat was annoying me, so I cut him out and put him here:

http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/5972/cats9kz.jpg


haha best pic of the thread sofar. :thumbsup:

paperclip
02 February 2006, 07:08 PM
Lol, simon! I hope you don't really mean that....:scream:

I wanted to go for a sort of over the top, cheesily 'ctrl +c, ctrl + v' look, the cat is frying my head now, I hate it! It has this sort of creepy expression like someone stole its brains or something.....

Simon
02 February 2006, 07:14 PM
Looks like someone inflated them.

maybe you should make a baloon picture with the cats heads.. :p

paperclip
02 February 2006, 08:29 PM
Looks like someone inflated them.

maybe you should make a baloon picture with the cats heads.. :p

C'est ca!
http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/4686/catballoons1rs.jpg

Simon
02 February 2006, 08:32 PM
Thats deeply disconcerting!

Nice one! Its head poppingly good.

MEEEEOOOOOW!

paperclip
02 February 2006, 08:39 PM
It would be a thousand times better if it didn't have that scary expression. I call this one 'The dead cat balloons.'Man.

My stuff is always far too messy......I need to do something really rendered, but I'm having trouble finding a subject I want to spend that long on.....hence the thousands of messy sketches, haha.

Simon
02 February 2006, 08:44 PM
Its gonna give me nightmares.

When i have kids I might threaten them with that picture.. :p


but I'm having trouble finding a subject I want to spend that long on.....

Thats why I did my ugly self portrait. I'm so vain.

paperclip
02 February 2006, 11:21 PM
Its gonna give me nightmares.

When i have kids I might threaten them with that picture.. :p




Thats why I did my ugly self portrait. I'm so vain.

I was thinking of doing a self portrait also but it would scare animals and small children, so.....:)


Edit: Hey! Someone voted my thread up, it's 4 stars now, rather than the 3 it was before. Cool.:cool:

Simon
02 February 2006, 11:25 PM
I was thinking of doing a self portrait also but it would scare animals and small children, so.....:)

Edit: Hey! Someone voted my thread up, it's 4 stars now, rather than the 3 it was before. Cool.:cool:

Yeah that was me :blush:

Do a portrait of me! And hang it on your wall. mwhaha!

Talking of scaring little children check this out

http://media.spikedhumor.com/15069/massdestrAction.com_kidowned.wmv

Warning: You will poo yourself with laughter.

paperclip
02 February 2006, 11:29 PM
Aw shucks, Simon, that was so sweet of you! You're a regular here, aren't you?? No idea why, but I like it!

As for the portrait, post a pic of yourself, Simon and I will see what I can do with it!

http://myspace-916.vo.llnwd.net/00498/61/93/498693916_l.jpg
I think it looks better cropped, do you?

Vid: Hahahahahhahah........poor boy! I felt for him!

paperclip
02 February 2006, 10:39 AM
I'm off to Rome tomorrow! muahhahaha......back on tuesday!


See you all later, with Roman pics no less!

paperclip
02 February 2006, 09:07 PM
I'm back from Rome!

I had a great time. Pics forthcoming!

Digitalpaint
02 February 2006, 12:04 PM
Great,hope you had a real good time. I missed your continues flow of new idea's. Can wait to see what you've been up to:)

paperclip
02 February 2006, 06:11 PM
http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/7145/highpriestess9zk.jpgStill a WIP....I hate the guy's face...

Any suggestions re: the composition would be warmly welcomed.

Emile: I sure did! Rome is a wonderful city, you should go! I hope you're entering the challenge, by the way. I'd be really curious as to what you come up with!

adam-crockett
02 February 2006, 06:25 PM
Hey, this one is neat! Compositionally, I'd crop it in until there wasn't so much negative space on the top and left.

Like this:
http://www.adamcrockett.com/highpriestess.jpg

paperclip
02 February 2006, 06:52 PM
Hey, it looks much better like that!

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/2820/highpriestess2el.jpg

Thanks a million, it's very much appreciated, I hope you know that!
Now, how to fix up the rest... I'm trying to get better at rendering, making things look good detailed, it's a toughie, that's for sure!

paperclip
02 February 2006, 07:26 PM
Better? Worse?

http://img493.imageshack.us/img493/3619/highpriestesscopy1un.jpg

I think I'm just going to scrap this pic. There are way too many things wrong with it in order for it to turn out well.....

adam-crockett
02 February 2006, 07:33 PM
Better? Worse?



I think I'm just going to scrap this pic. There are way too many things wrong with it in order for it to turn out well.....

Jeez, are you kidding? This is one of my favorites that you've posted yet! Dont give up!

What do you think is wrong with it?

paperclip
02 February 2006, 07:40 PM
Last ditch effort. Gonna leave it alone for a while and see what happens. Maybe it'll magically transform into something good overnight?http://img157.imageshack.us/img157/3310/highpriestesscopy4at.jpg


Edit: Wrong with it? Not sure.......I think maybe there just isn't enough personality in it and that the faces look rather strange. Thanks for the boost though!

paperclip
02 February 2006, 10:03 PM
Added a mandolin player to improve the composition a bit. The face of the guy o the left still needs much work.

http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/6336/highpriestessmandolin2dn.jpg

To everyone reading this: If you're entering the CGChallenge, say aye! I wanna see who's in!

Gunilla
02 February 2006, 07:48 AM
Hi!

I really like this last painting... so what's wrong? The colorset is lovely, a great contrast with the warm colors and the slight arrogant expression of the copule - really cool.
Adding the Mandolin player was a good thing, maybe you could make him even more humble?

Squibbit
02 February 2006, 08:29 AM
maybe you could make him even more humble?

nice idea, worth trying i think

- - -

Aye, I'm in for any CGTalk challenge by default :thumbsup:


.

paperclip
02 February 2006, 08:53 AM
http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/2483/highpriestess5tk.jpgExtreme humility! I like it! The player is just roughed in now, but I was going for a sort of cheery, 'street' sort of personality. Oh, maybe I'll make him a grotesque, a la da vinci?? That would be fun to try out!


I've been severely ordered by becca to do grayscale studies, so you guys won't be seeing colors here for a while! Sorry!

Here's a paintover squib did, thanks man: From what I can see, he toned down the highlights a lot and made the glass thinner. It certainly does look better!
http://www.saunalahti.fi/panuom/Paerclip_picedit1.jpg

Edit: Changed the values (top pic) to try and make it....better? I think it may actually look worse!

paperclip
02 February 2006, 07:20 PM
Value study, under the instruction of RebeccaK:

http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/9530/emperor6vr.jpg

Digitalpaint
02 February 2006, 08:42 PM
Looking at your paintings i'd swear you've been to the Capella Sistina.
There are so many more elements in your paintings. And a great use of colors too :thumbsup:


ps, I don't have the time for a challange right now..
( wish I had some of your creative energy:) )

paperclip
02 February 2006, 09:29 PM
I actually have been to the Sistine Chapel! :D


You must be a mind reader, Emile! I was very influenced by the stuff I saw in Rome. Which reminds me, I need to post some of my Rome pics here...


Come on...I was so hoping you'd be in the CGChallenge, it'd be fun, I could pop over to your thread for a cup of coffee and a chat! I'll bring the biscuits. :D

Art2
02 February 2006, 08:13 AM
Come on...I was so hoping you'd be in the CGChallenge, it'd be fun,


Am I missing something?
Is there a CGChallenge going on? :shrug:

paperclip
02 February 2006, 08:33 AM
Naa, your twin just said he didn't have time to be in the CGChallenge and I said...come on...


Want to be challenge buddies again, Marlon?

paperclip
02 February 2006, 02:00 PM
http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/2981/emperor8kz.jpgoverhaul of tones

paperclip
02 February 2006, 05:40 PM
http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/862/emperor0sq.jpg

paperclip
02 February 2006, 10:22 PM
Here's a smaller version of a copy of Caravaggio's 'David and Goliath'...
http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/9421/smallcaravaggio3bn.jpg
As you can tell, I'm still a far way from done. Plenty of areas look very flat and need more fixin-uppin'!

adam-crockett
02 February 2006, 10:36 PM
Nice work, cant wait to see more!

paperclip
02 February 2006, 11:29 PM
I'm gonna copy one master every night until the Challenge!


.......maybe in a few years I'll be better than I am now. :twisted:

Art2
02 February 2006, 11:58 PM
Want to be challenge buddies again, Marlon?

Sure! :)

Nice Caravaggio copy!

paperclip
02 February 2006, 12:20 AM
This time we're both gonna finish, right? :thumbsup; We can do it!

caravaggio update: http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/8271/minicaravag7if.jpg

jmBoekestein
02 February 2006, 02:02 AM
Hey paperclip, just wanted to drop in and say you're doing awesome. You got some caricaturisation skills on you .

And you babble a lot. :)

Keep it coming Theresa, I'm thoroughly impressed. :cool:

edit: and oh yeah, since you're trying to work out your contrast, try and experiment with colour contrast, in Halezer's sketches you can see how dramatic temperature can be. It's worth it to bring to bring hte spots in so to say.

paperclip
02 February 2006, 08:41 PM
Update of Caravaggio, here's the bigger version, so you can see how much more work I need to do on it!

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/317/caravaggiocopy1jr.jpg

paperclip
02 February 2006, 04:52 PM
Here's how my 'Journey begins' challenge concept no. 1 is going:
http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/6922/concept36af.jpg

Simon
02 February 2006, 10:48 PM
heylo.

looking cool.

Bit random this.. but are you any good at environment concepts?

paperclip
03 March 2006, 04:51 PM
Lol, not really, no. It's something I want to go into though, haven't had much practise there. Why?

Simon
03 March 2006, 09:30 PM
Ah its just a project I'm working on is stalled till we find one. And until it gets going again I'm not earning anything.

Having said that i really want to get someone who has genuine creative flair. (like you)

Btw do you want to come on cgcast tonight? I'm looking for people to talk with archerx and me on the cg podcast?

-Simo

paperclip
03 March 2006, 09:42 PM
Ah its just a project I'm working on is staleld till we find one. And until it gets going again I'm not earning anything.

Having said that i really want to get someone who has genuine creative flair. (like you)

Btw do you want to come on cgcast tonight? I'm looking for people to talk with archerx and me on the cg podcast?

-Simo

Hey, that sounds interesting. I have free time- pm me if you want to move ahead with this. I'm very flattered, by the way!

I have a bunch of environment sketches in my challenge thread- check them out and see if you like them.

As regards the podcast- what exactly would that involve?

Simon
03 March 2006, 09:58 PM
Oki I'll ask my boss.

wait ill pm the rest.

paperclip
03 March 2006, 10:03 PM
Sounds great!

:deal: :buttrock:

Simon
03 March 2006, 10:48 PM
Did ya get the email? I'm worried it didnt send.

paperclip
03 March 2006, 10:59 PM
I replied to your email. So far this sketch is the closest to what you asked for- but I will do some and post them up here, then your boss can have a look and see if he likes what he sees. :)

http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9547/9547_1141295706_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9547/9547_1141295706_large.jpg)

Art2
03 March 2006, 07:45 AM
LOL Theresa on podcast :bounce: make sure to provide the link and spread the word.
I wanna hear this :bounce:

paperclip
03 March 2006, 10:19 PM
Don't get too excited...I may not be able to do it...you know how it is. Being deaf and all that. :D

Simon
03 March 2006, 10:26 PM
Lol I told archer X to get in touch about the podcast. Its not my territory.

I guess it would be kinda hard.

Perhaps we could have a "PAINTCAST" :p

In a conference painting session.

paperclip
03 March 2006, 11:37 PM
Lol I told archer X to get in touch about the podcast. Its not my territory.

I guess it would be kinda hard.

Perhaps we could have a "PAINTCAST" :p

In a conference painting session.


Sounds like fun, lol.

What exactly is the podcast about? I never really knew....



OK guys, this is what I'm doing... the challenge...

Right now I'm choosing which concept sketch to enter.

Here are all my favorites, put together for easy comparision:

1
http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/6922/concept36af.jpg

no. 2
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9547/9547_1141158542_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9547/9547_1141158542_large.jpg)


no. 4
http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/3984/concept87nk.jpg
no. 5
http://img416.imageshack.us/img416/3151/concept95dk.jpg
no. 6
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9547/9547_1141295706_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9547/9547_1141295706_large.jpg)
no. 7
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9547/9547_1141336105_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9547/9547_1141336105_large.jpg)
no. 8
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9547/9547_1141340004_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9547/9547_1141340004_large.jpg)


no. 9

9http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9547/9547_1141396915_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9547/9547_1141396915_large.jpg)
no. 10
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9547/9547_1141466505_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9547/9547_1141466505_large.jpg)


So.....which one jumps out most at you? Please let me know!
__________________

lhiondaig
03 March 2006, 01:54 PM
personally I like no 6 and no10 alot, both make me wanna know whats going on . is image no. 3 missing?

paperclip
03 March 2006, 02:17 PM
I decided to go with this one:

http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9547/9547_1142448484_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9547/9547_1142448484_large.jpg)

VERY early stages here. I'm in the process of adding a lot more people.



By the way: No. 3 IS missing- I only put up my favorite concepts (out of something like 20. :D)

paperclip
03 March 2006, 05:44 PM
http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/8105/black5wy.jpg
For the DSG. I rather liked it, so I'm putting it here!

adam-crockett
03 March 2006, 06:34 PM
I like it too!

paperclip
03 March 2006, 07:57 PM
There's something rather off about this image, but I can't figure out what it is. Help?

http://img400.imageshack.us/img400/5677/dogster3qw.jpg

jmBoekestein
03 March 2006, 08:04 PM
perpspective. :) they seem to be 1,5 km thick :p

Love your stylised stuff. And envy your colours to be honest. :)

paperclip
03 March 2006, 08:06 PM
http://img467.imageshack.us/img467/7454/dogster29av.jpg

fixed her face up a bit, it was creeping me out. :D

Yea, I see what you mean about the perspective. :curious: Maybe they're giant schoolgirs with giant dogs? :p

paperclip
03 March 2006, 07:25 PM
Is it a cloud with legs or a sheep that looks like a cloud?

baa!
http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/1893/baacopy4rf.jpg

I'm not sure how this looks on other people's monitors. The clouds look fairly realistic to me.
How are the colors on your monitors, guys?

werd
03 March 2006, 07:46 PM
They look pretty realistic to me too

Gord-MacDonald
03 March 2006, 11:25 PM
looks good

paperclip
04 April 2006, 08:11 PM
So here's my latest update for the CGChallenge:

http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/5639/wip25ow.jpg

Only 7 weeks left! :argh:

arnocob
04 April 2006, 08:49 PM
Is it a cloud with legs or a sheep that looks like a cloud?

baa!
http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/1893/baacopy4rf.jpg

I'm not sure how this looks on other people's monitors. The clouds look fairly realistic to me.
How are the colors on your monitors, guys?

Very funny!
and very well done (for me clouds looks great)

SoLiTuDe
04 April 2006, 05:02 AM
Hey paperclip.. I unfortunately currently work at a Staples actually... (it's hell) I was wondering if I could get your permission to start a new office supply store called Paperclips and the slogan would of course be "Better than Staples!" I think it'd be great! :thumbsup: (seeing that under your name made my day last week!)

edit: love your work by the way!

paperclip
04 April 2006, 12:30 PM
Hey paperclip.. I unfortunately currently work at a Staples actually... (it's hell) I was wondering if I could get your permission to start a new office supply store called Paperclips and the slogan would of course be "Better than Staples!" I think it'd be great! :thumbsup: (seeing that under your name made my day last week!)

edit: love your work by the way!

:D
Heheh...I've been in staples a few times, actually got my laptop there. (mother is a michigander, I was born in Ireland, lived in america for 3 years as a kid, then moved over here and became a leprechaun.) Feel free to use the slogan, but you have to use my stuff for all your poster work.... you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours, hehe.

:D

Simon
04 April 2006, 12:36 PM
Is it a cloud with legs or a sheep that looks like a cloud?

baa!
http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/1893/baacopy4rf.jpg

I'm not sure how this looks on other people's monitors. The clouds look fairly realistic to me.
How are the colors on your monitors, guys?

hahah thats great!

Love it!

paperclip
04 April 2006, 08:39 PM
Crits for this would be really cool: what do you think I should have her doing?


http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/9339/lasairbhiona25tt.jpg

jmBoekestein
04 April 2006, 08:42 PM
Gawking at a flying giant mushroom...

Simon
04 April 2006, 09:17 PM
Well I had a great idea for you. Then Someone walked in and offered me chocolate. Forgot it.

While eating chocolate I though PIRATE!

Looked at it, refreshed and the image had changed.

So now SKY PIRATE!

I have no idea why I'm imagining her with a cutlass on a flaoting pirateship..

...man I need more sleep.

I apologise.

paperclip
04 April 2006, 11:15 PM
Ship needs a LOT of work. Also the composition. I think I preferred it the way it was before, actually.http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/4439/piratess27pm.jpg

fallofmart
04 April 2006, 12:10 AM
Awesome thread!

I love your style, specifically, the way you use colour.

paperclip
04 April 2006, 01:37 AM
Thanks, fallofmart! I've been practising relentlessly, knowing that eventually I have to improve. I only learned about color by just playing around and experimenting and looking at other people's paintings. Eventually it becomes instinctive, particularly using desaturated colors to play up saturation in other areas. I love color!

paperclip
04 April 2006, 01:51 AM
Me. Outline of face traced, colored in. Late at night. 20 mins. Had fun with the colors.

http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/8159/chinnychinchincopy2bp.jpg


EDIT: My teeth don't look like that...I messed up on the mouth.

bryanbeus
04 April 2006, 10:31 AM
've been practising relentlessly

Keep workin' hard Clippy;)

paperclip
04 April 2006, 11:25 AM
Thanks, Bryan. Do you have any suggestions as to exercises I could do to improve my work, or is it really just a case of plugging away?

Maladie
04 April 2006, 12:44 PM
Hey Paperclip, ofcourse you're past the gesture sketches and value studies that I'm doing? Because I think after a lot of life drawing and painting, and working from ref, it's really just a matter of developing your instincts and pushing yourself past the things that feel like your weaknesses. Like for me, I already start to see that it's 'angles': my stuff tends to be too cute and overblended. I think yours tends to be a little chaotic on the colours, maybe?

When I was in artschool (writing, that is) I benefitted hugely from comments by classmates and working together professionally. I think you should always seek out the company of people who can point out your flaws and are slightly better than you. I guess we're both in the right place on this forum:)...

bryanbeus
04 April 2006, 02:47 PM
Thanks, Bryan. Do you have any suggestions as to exercises I could do to improve my work, or is it really just a case of plugging away?

Hey Clippy,
Are you doing life drawing and painting? Cause with student-artistst I look at (especially me) I think could use more study from life. I find that if I'm not doing 6 hrs a week than I'm cutting myself short. So, ya, that's my thoughts. Figure drawing, head painting, and plein aire. Hope that helps.

paperclip
04 April 2006, 05:37 PM
Excellent suggestion, bryan. I have no access to life drawing models at the moment though. I decided to bribe my little sister to pose for me (she actually agreed to pose for one hour a day six days a week for only 10 euro per week! slave labor! Don't worry, I'll give her breaks though.) So expect my pictures to start looking more like young teenage girls. :P

paperclip
04 April 2006, 09:49 PM
http://img445.imageshack.us/img445/5687/piratess2copy2wu.jpg

I need ideas for the boat though, PLEASE! It looks way too small. The original image was for it to be rather funny- she'd be in this pose, looking all brave in a tiny boat. :D However, it just looks like she's deformed and the boat is....weird...

Back to the drawing board.

paperclip
04 April 2006, 11:46 PM
http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/886/piratess2copy8rh.jpg



Another update. Crits on the composition would be really welcomed at this point. Cheers! :D

digital-bobert
04 April 2006, 12:07 AM
hey great wips Paperclip! keep it up!!

paperclip
04 April 2006, 01:07 PM
Wow, Bob! Thanks for the encouragement- I love your work and am very flattered that you've complimented mine!

Do you think this is a boring concept? The look I'm going for is that she's lost at sea in a small boat and she's trying to put on a brave face, but is actually rather scared about the whole thing...sent out a message in a bottle already. I think I'll put some paraphernalia in the dinghy to show her journey more clearly.

http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/1421/piratess2copy7at.jpg

Maladie
04 April 2006, 01:17 PM
Do you have the comedy/cartoon Asterix & Obelix in your country? Because her boat reminds me of Obelix, who is an enourmous big fat humorous kelt with a round, stripe-covered belly. I keep cracking up at the sight of that boat. Not sure if you were going for that effect but I think you were, considering the flags etc...:)

Her pose is not entirely right imho. From the chest down she looks a little stiff. For the rest this is nice, I would like to see an even bigger background so she's more lost. Good luck!

paperclip
04 April 2006, 01:27 PM
http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/2234/piratess2copy0eh.jpg

Changed her eyes and the position of the boat.

Maladie
04 April 2006, 02:57 PM
A sudden thought: how deep is the boat? Because unless it is very deep, she needs midget legs to stand like that:D...

Aloriael
04 April 2006, 01:34 PM
she could be standing on her knees :)

The chest seem to be facing a different angle to the stomach area and hips... you might want to look into that... it's just that it doesn't really look natural to me... a bit unattached...but nevermind that.

The arm with the sword seems a bit long.
Because a girl with large breasts like that would have her breast blocking out most of the arm length at that angle if the arm was the correct length.

If you shortern her arms it would make her chest look larger, just a thought for future reference.

paperclip
04 April 2006, 11:00 PM
Great tip about the arm, thanks for pointing that out!


Now.....
...I was thinking about this picture when I went for a walk today and I decided it's kinda boring. You know? So I wanted to pep it up and give it a more dynamic story. Ideas very much welcomed! Craziness encouraged. :D

paperclip
04 April 2006, 04:21 PM
'O HAY' I thought this morning...I need to do some more work on my JB entry.....so here's the latest update. The detailing is starting to get on my nerves!http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9547/9547_1145717193_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9547/9547_1145717193_large.jpg)

adam-crockett
04 April 2006, 07:36 PM
Great tip about the arm, thanks for pointing that out!


Now.....
...I was thinking about this picture when I went for a walk today and I decided it's kinda boring. You know? So I wanted to pep it up and give it a more dynamic story. Ideas very much welcomed! Craziness encouraged. :D

The composition could be more dynamic. Change the horizon line so that it is not parallel to the edge of the picture. The water is calm, and the sky is bright and sunny. Maybe those could be more chaotic for a more exciting story. The sinking hulk of the ship she escaped from could be in the background, telling more of the story and adding to the composition. Those birds could be carrion birds, circling her, waiting for her demise.

I guess my point is that the scene is quite calm and serene. If you wanted it to be more dynamic, or excting, or tell more story, you could add bits to the composition that show more drama? Just thinking out loud here. I like it so far.

On the "craziness encouraged" tip, make it the same concept, but she's afloat in space. Burning space cruiser chunks floating behind her, bubble retro scifi space helmet on, still holding a sword, god knows why. Ignore me. I just like sci fi.

Simon
04 April 2006, 11:41 PM
'O HAY' I thought this morning...I need to do some more work on my JB entry.....so here's the latest update. The detailing is starting to get on my nerves!

Lol. I spot a familiar face! Thats some great detail, good luck with that.

I was going to comment on the balence of the colour of the image, but I cant really vocalise what I was thinking.

paperclip
04 April 2006, 11:28 PM
I've put in some cute clouds into my challenge entry, but I've put that aside for a few days now, it was burning a hole into my brain.


Here's my entry for today's DSG- 'The Day of the Dragon Slayer'. It's 15 mins, so I did a 15 min one, then put another 30 mins into it.....it's a little dragon dead in the grass. :cry:
http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/8708/dragonslayer4hx.jpg

bryanbeus
04 April 2006, 11:39 PM
awwww, the poow baby dwagon died.

Nice stuff clippy. I'm impressed with how hard you're working on Journey. Keep going, you'll strike gold.

paperclip
04 April 2006, 11:41 PM
http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/9897/dragonslayer7kj.jpgLiddle update.




As for how hard I'm working.......See my user name? Tenacious T? That's me! :D

audit
04 April 2006, 12:12 AM
hello paperclip - just wanted to say i've really enjoyed your thread so far. your hard work is very inspiring, seeing the images coming together and all that, and the accumulation of knowledge and experience. All I can say is I hope you continue...and keep experimenting with light and colour!

paperclip
04 April 2006, 05:09 PM
I call this one 'My first boyfriend.'


http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/3654/taxicopy7bo.jpg

Simon
04 April 2006, 05:15 PM
hahaha

Its looking really great. I love the lighting.

Almost like a 3d Z-brush work.

Maladie
04 April 2006, 05:21 PM
You two'll have the most...curious babies!:)

Just want to let you know your work here is still a great inspiration to me. I'm sorry, I was never able to take a pic of that painting, the camera had to come from another city etc. I'm just very poor right now...and not even a student...so I don't own a camera, all I own is a computer, a cat and an equally poor boyfriend:).

(looks a bit better - less hairy and better posture - than yours though:))

paperclip
04 April 2006, 09:35 PM
Just wondering, guys---- does that look like something I could put in the 'Finished' Gallery?

Simon
04 April 2006, 09:38 PM
I think if you tighten up the right arm a little its a hit!

Disclaimer : (my opinion is often wrong)

audit
04 April 2006, 10:01 PM
I reckon you could...do a little more detailing and add a fancy bg and your set imo.

Disclaimer : (my opinion is often wrong) sorry, but that applies to me too :D

ThePhotographer
04 April 2006, 10:24 PM
Very nice and personal work always, Paperclip.

I like your journey entry a lot - it really have the sense of leaving - parting .... and it's quite complex at the same time - I'd like to see you between the first !

paperclip
04 April 2006, 12:16 AM
Between the first? :shrug: I'm not sure what you mean by this. However, this could be because it's late and I'm tired. :D

Would you mind explaining? Thanks for your comments, you have no idea how encouraging it is....sometimes I feel like giving this stuff up altogether... but then I'm compelled back, mostly by twitchiness and longing.... Damn my wacom addiction! :cry: :D

As for my challenge entry....I need to return it to its original forbodingness!

paperclip
05 May 2006, 10:06 PM
http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/2574/lucyintheblueshirt2copy1ml.jpg


Crits welcomed as always.

paperclip
05 May 2006, 03:16 PM
Here's some wipping from me- please, CRITS ABOUT THE RENDERING! I'm trying to learn how to render and it's tough! :cry: I want to get better..:arteest:..


http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/4457/maureen21wq.jpg

paperclip
05 May 2006, 03:32 PM
also:


http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/9686/taxi8oz.jpg
no babies until we're married, remember! :D

Maladie
05 May 2006, 05:58 PM
Hi Clippie,

I noticed that you seem to have a firm grip on the basic underlying structure of the face. However when you render, it seems you lose the clear definition of mass, and features appear like they're floating in the face on their own. I think that is particularly the case with your noses. That's why I'd say, for the rendering: maybe have the basic masses a bit more defined (by shadow) and then render from that. It sort of all tends to get a bit sloppy, a thing I like very much about your work but I think is sometimes standing in your way.

Please don't take this as a harsh criticism, you know who I am (and where in my own process;)) and that I really like your work. Hope this is helpful:).

PS. Looking at them again: they are already pretty good! I was looking with an extremely critical eye to see if I could find anything to help you with. But I could see, on second thought, that you do have your shading sorted out for a good part already. You could push it farther, that's all.

aaarrrgh. I'm overexplaining! But I mean well:)

paperclip
05 May 2006, 07:24 AM
dump: http://img226.imageshack.us/img226/4889/wasteland0pq.jpg

Just a really quick thing- I wanted a moody wasteland, sort of abstracty.

paperclip
05 May 2006, 01:52 PM
http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/6792/largedoneforsure5ze.jpg
Finished CGChallenge entry- now in the 2d Finished works section! (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=362366)
and
http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/6312/zorncopy1al.jpg

A Zorn copy I'm working on for the OFDW17.


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