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07 July 2006, 05:15 PM
oh, ok ^^ here I go. Dont have as much time to fill this as I would like too, but at least its a start.
Ill try some OFDW too! =D Cant wait. Just need to finish my last comission before I start...
Ill post my heads for the Anatomy Lesson Series: Body Part 1 - The Head.

07 July 2006, 05:18 PM

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07 July 2006, 05:21 PM
Last one for now~ look foward to update soon.

This was a great learning experience, I was sad I had to leave so soon =/

07 July 2006, 06:20 PM

Thanks for creating your Anatomy Thread! :) I'm glad you got the chance to participate, and I hope that when you have the time, you can continue to practice ~ the thread will remain open indefinitely, so please feel free to continue posting to both threads. Looking forward to your participation in the next OFDW! Be sure to subscribe here to be notified when the next OFDW begins:

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Also, it would be great if you could tell us a little bit about your art training and background! :)



07 July 2006, 05:20 PM
Oh dont worry, Im already subscribed ^^;

Well, about me =o Its always hard to talk about me.

Hello, my name is Úrsula, I am Brazilian, 22 years old, and I am a layer-a-holic :D
I could never attend to real art education. My art teaching in college was almost none, since the focus of my course wasnt fine arts... I couldnt attend to a Fine Arts schools, at least no yet ^^; maybe in a couple years. So I only had the basics.

But my love is drawing! I couldnt stop. When I was 12 years old, I started with mangá... but soon I didnt like it that much... so I started to move between one style and a more detailed one. So right now I am just in the limbo, between two styles.

Since I dont have a better place to host my artwork at the moment, I am using Deviantart (, so you can see some old works there ^^

I mainly work as colorist, as I am never confident enough on my artline. So there I have some color work uploaded also.

07 July 2006, 05:55 PM
Here is what I mean
I cant say if this is manga or not ^^;

This one is a little better

07 July 2006, 07:05 PM
Great stuff SulaMoon. Keep it up. I also checked out your deviantart site. amazing work there too. I definitely see what you mean about being a colorist. But line art is only the beggining for most of the digital art Ive seen, so it's not a bad thing.

07 July 2006, 03:50 AM
Cool stuff in here. Give yourself a little more credit Sula, your line work is great and anyone can color... no offense meant. I just like your stuff better : ) I love the manga-ish painted face, elf girl thing... that rocks!

07 July 2006, 05:37 AM
Hey Úrsula!

Great to discover your thread here and easy to see that you're drawing for a long time: the head studies are amazing:thumbsup: !
Nice to see your own work, the second pic is really beautiful...
looking forward to see more:) !



07 July 2006, 02:13 PM
Thanks! Yeah, I will continue to practice. Maybe there is salvation! =D

Oh, wow! Thanks about that =)

Thanks! Ill try to update some and keep it often.

By the way!
Here are some more old sketchs. I was working now on a comissioned pics, so I cant post it until its done, sadly. I wish I had more time to practice, it was working wonders! I need 30h-days! =P

Just to showcase something I am going to work when I have some free time.
This I was doing before the anatomy workshop. I already corrected a bit, but still see a lot of work to do..

Also, another quick sketch on lunch time ^^ I should start to use refs, I dont use them often.. (hope photoshobucket keep this up)

And just for fun! I cant stop drawing roses lately O.o I need to stop!

07 July 2006, 03:06 PM
Nice had of that, ehm...lady. I liek the way those spikes and horns get their shape from the face. Some things I would change are the shoulders, they're off, and if that's neck behind her ear, then make it thinner. That's about it, I like the rest.

Refs are good, try not just using them but doing some studies from refs :)

Burning roses = good roses :thumbsup: Oh, black roses are good too.

07 July 2006, 03:55 PM
Whoo! That's some splendid rendering man!

Keep it up! I'm watching this thread =D

07 July 2006, 10:03 PM
Well, here I am, busy again :sad: I Ill try to update often, but it probably wont be possible...

Haha tks! When I have time, Ill try to fix the shoulders... this time Ill look for refs, hehe. Its not exactly a neck she have back there, Ill try to fix it and make it more clear ^^

Haha tks a lot! <3 But im a girl! :D

And well, here I was slacking at the weekend! I started this pic of World of Warcraft's Cenarion Daughter. And no, I didnt work on her hands at all =p I plan to finish this, so if anyone has any good ideia for her arms/hand/torso, I would love it!

08 August 2006, 01:04 AM
Wow I really like your style. That.. Thing with the big horns is my favorite. Great colors on that one. :D

08 August 2006, 08:04 AM
Hi Ursula !

That's an awesome style you got here !!! and frankly not manga look at all !
This one ( is really beautiful to me , so as your elf with the horned helmet !! lot of elf girls ... not a secret that I love those héhé ....

And really great work on the anat lessons heads !

Looking forward to see your next work .

cheers ,


08 August 2006, 04:44 PM
Thanks a lot! =D I really need to finish that one

Yay, Zapan is here! Thanks!

Well, and for some update.. I have yet more work :sad: At least, ill do a cool painting for it (or try). Here is what I just sketched at work, between one test and another (Im testing cel-phone games now.. just for some time..).

I really have trouble understanding colors. I dont know what colors to use, how to apply them, what tones to pic... So I was trying to work with some complimentary colors here. Dunno if it worked...

08 August 2006, 07:01 PM
Hey !!

really like that one ! the concept could make something awesome for sure !
Also I do like the Lineage 2 picture you got on your portfolio .... I really dig your style ! :thumbsup:

looking forward for more :)

cheers ,


08 August 2006, 01:57 PM
Tks a lot Zapan =D

Just a small update on the last image before boos looks this way! :D

08 August 2006, 02:18 AM
This is a beautiful concept!:),I think after August 20 when Stahlberg is back u got to post it there on his overpaint thread , I think it will help u immensely !


08 August 2006, 10:34 PM
Hey Sulamoon

Thanx for the reply in my thread!

Got some really awesome concepts here, and your digital skills are improving with each new post. Think you might want to introduce a higher contrast in some places, but I am a contrast freak. The demon lady is really well done, as is this new one.

Great work, keep us updated!

- d.

08 August 2006, 04:32 PM
nice work, Sulamoon, there are so many here that it`s hard to keep up with your girls :D


08 August 2006, 08:46 AM
Hey, thanks for stopping by too!
Ya, im having problems with contrast, I would like to improve it, but not by the crtl+L way, you know :D So Ill keep on trying!

Oh, true! The overpaint thread is a wonderful idea, thanks! :thumbsup:

Thanks a lot! :)

So, I decided I need a break from all my freelance work, and managed to sketch another head. By the end of the month I should have time to restart the head practice, since its such wonderful thing!
Oh, and I think I should have worked the contrast on this one! Ill go back and retouch it later!

Now back to work~

08 August 2006, 03:37 PM
One more!

08 August 2006, 06:10 PM
Nice work going on here :)
My fav. is the elf with horns..those heads are nice as well.

Keep up the good work !

08 August 2006, 07:21 PM
Thanks! Ill do my best! :)

So! After a little confusion here at work, I couldnt go to a trip I was supposed to go.. And was left here, with nothing to do... Good thing I had my graphire on my bag =p

Working again with colors, Im lost still.. anyway, I think the contrast looks better:
(The ref is from Aeon Flux movie... found on Sketchkon ref thread ^^)

08 August 2006, 08:01 PM
another quickie...
Done in 2h-2.5h hours

Once again, trying to get contrast feeling to the colors...

09 September 2006, 07:00 PM
Hoorray for anatomy lessons! =D

09 September 2006, 04:01 PM
from anatomy lesson #1 still..

09 September 2006, 07:08 PM
Torso #3

09 September 2006, 08:44 PM

Just for fun.

09 September 2006, 09:32 AM
Hiya! Great thread, you have some beautiful work!

I really like the lighting on this last one :)

09 September 2006, 10:19 AM
Hello SulaMoon

wonderful collection you have growing here girl
Keep spoiling my eyes!

09 September 2006, 08:22 PM
enialadam and NR43! Thanks for stopping by and for the kinds words!

Here, update on anatomy lessons:

and some color variation...

(removed by image shack.. check it on DeviantArt:

09 September 2006, 08:29 PM

Great stuff here! I really enjoyed looking through your thread. You have a nice style and I particularly like the way that you've handled some of the faces. Lovely work on the last torso, too!

09 September 2006, 10:04 PM
oh wow, lol.. porn. Bad Bad imageshack.. =/ now anyone know where to host my anatomy study?

09 September 2006, 10:24 PM

Try - unfortunately, photobucket no longer allows nude images, no matter how artistic.

Cheers, :)


09 September 2006, 10:43 PM
Ursula, those are some wonderful anatomical studies you've done. Very nice to see these.


09 September 2006, 11:09 PM
Thanks Cris! =D
And thanks Mychael, too ^^

Rebecca: I was using Imageshack. The Black and White version wasnt removed, but the colored version was. Last time I checked it was a big red square saying 'no porn allowed'... now go figure =p

11 November 2006, 05:26 PM
ok, here I go...
Im trying to come back from ashes ;) So its time to restart.
Sort of semi-finished pic from a quick sketch. Trying something new to me.

11 November 2006, 03:28 AM
Oh, nice glows!

Nice work.


11 November 2006, 11:38 AM
wonderfull wonderfull :clap:

11 November 2006, 06:07 PM
Thanks for the replies, Gisa and Cris ^^

Here is one more quick study. Referenced from Bouguereau, but turned into a character from Kung Pow movie =p

11 November 2006, 06:24 PM
nice study
Wonderfull portrait

11 November 2006, 01:35 AM
Hi Ursula! Cool sketches! Great start!:applause:

11 November 2006, 01:23 PM

Just stopping by, to say that I really enjoyed going through your thread.
Very strong pieces throughout...real pleasure seeing these....hope to see lots more...:thumbsup:

05 May 2007, 11:13 PM
*dusts off thread*

Oh! Some spiders around here. Shoo, shoo!

Hello again everyone ^^ Im trying to get back into action. Dont have much time to hand around internet anymore, so Ill try to update - in bulks, like today.
I got a new scanner, a Canon one! Finally I can scan pencil drawings with an acceptable quality! But for today, I have my digital sketchs dump. Im working on a traditional collection too, Ill post soon!

Digitally, Im working a lot on colors. Trying to sort some ideas out, test some tutorials, and just discussing some points with co-workers. All comments are very welcome!

05 May 2007, 11:41 PM
great style really, especially in the last few drawings. I like the lightning the most, everything is so smooth, beautifull!

05 May 2007, 12:15 AM
Uau! Esboços impecaveis! Continua assim :thumbsup:

05 May 2007, 11:36 AM
Fantastico sula
Como sempre e claro as pinturas em tons de cinza arrasam tambem
meus parabens

congratulations for great fantastic

05 May 2007, 11:57 AM
Hi Ursula, great thread! I like your smooth style of painting. Keep going!

05 May 2007, 03:05 PM
Wow! You have some great head studies on your thread! Very impressive.

I'm loving your characters and creatures too. Your drawings are strong and skilled and it was a pleasure looking at this thread. I'll have to come back every now and then and see your new work.

05 May 2007, 03:39 PM
I find your work very nice. I wish you could finish the big bow.

06 June 2007, 05:21 AM
Thanks for the kinds works everyone =)

Here is the traditional dump!

06 June 2007, 07:02 AM
Nice updates!

06 June 2007, 10:54 AM
wow awesome! I love how 3d your drawings feel [great sense of form and depth!] :bounce:

06 June 2007, 11:02 PM
NR43: Thanks! =D

Intervain: Wow, that means a lot comming from you! Thanks a lot!

Me and a nice friend, Molte, had this idea, we are going to try to make a paint together, and help eachother!
Since he is skilled with 3d and with materials, ill try to aborsb some of the knowledge from him hoho!

It will be fun! ^^
here is the sketch we are starting with, its 100% mine at the moment, but that will change soon =)

And here is the thread we will be updating:

04 April 2008, 11:26 PM
Hey guys!

So, I had some time to pratice again. I think I can turn this into a habit now - finally.
Here are some random updates =)

And this one, reference from Marcus ranum:

04 April 2008, 05:13 AM
Your fantasy characters are really nice I must say!

Great to see you practice fine art as well.
A few crits on the last nude study:

her left arm is off. it looks as if it was attached afterwards (check with the shoulder). Her left upperarm needs to be more foreshortened.

The foreshortening of the upper legs could be stronger too. With it, you should concider making the lower legs longer (this is digital, right?)

Nonetheless, beautiful work!

04 April 2008, 08:55 AM
Hi Úrsula

I couldn't help taking the time to look through your wonderful Sketchbook. Your work is so inspiring and amazing, i love your colour selections. I find your pencil drawings amazing and have alot of depth to them. Great work! Will be watching this sb ;)

04 April 2008, 06:05 PM
Hi Úrsula !!

great illustrations you hav here . . . I love the girl portrait and studies.

love your sketches, keep it up

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