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goss: (Rainbow - Pencils)
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goss: (Rainbow - Pencils)
[personal profile] goss
Today is National Poem In Your Pocket Day! \o/ Here's a Round Up of the artworks created for our latest challenge, all of which were inspired by poetry. Congrats to all our participants! :)

Drawesome's Drawing Challenge #24 - Poetry Illustration



Entries submitted for Drawing Challenge #24 - Poetry Illustration:

Previous Challenges )

As usual, all of these challenges remain open, so you can submit entries to the community any time after the Round Up date. Be sure to tag your art posts with the challenge name though, so that it can be added to this list.

Thanks to everyone who took part in this challenge! :)
goss: (Paint Brushes)
[personal profile] goss
Title: Who we would be (you used to know)
Artist: [personal profile] goss
Rating: G
Fandom: Guardian
Characters: Shen Wei/Zhao Yunlan
Content Notes: Created for Challenge #24: Poetry Illustration. This was directly inspired by [personal profile] china_shop's excellent Guardian fan-poetry things you used to know. This piece was painted with a combination of watercolours and acrylics.

Sketching out these characters' facial feature right was a real challenge, especially the eyes and mouth, and then overlaying it with the watercolour after felt like walking a tightrope act. :b To get the galaxy effect, I found a whole bunch of useful tutorials on YouTube on how to go about painting one with watercolours. I tried my hand at it and am satisfied with the overall effect. :)

Preview:

(Click for entire image at my journal)
mekare: Zhao Yunlan happy, biting his thumb (Guardian Zhao Yunlan happy)
[personal profile] mekare
Title: Hope is a strange invention
Artist: mekare
Rating: G
Fandom: Guardian (TV)
Characters: Shen Wei&Ye Zun
Content Notes: I used this tutorial for the background, did two test runs on small format pieces, one of which turned out a lot better than this - it was a lot easier to create this type of background without having to paint around a shape that was supposed to stay white. Ah well. Next time I'll probably use masking tape to cover the area.

Preview: Read more... )
minoanmiss: Poe Dameron as a bull-leaper (Poe Bull-leaping)
[personal profile] minoanmiss
Title: "Radio"
Artist: [personal profile] minoanmiss
Rating: G
Fandom: Original / Poetry /Greek Mythology
Characters/Pairings: Two girls and the concept of music
Content Notes: Two versions of the same drawing, plus the poem that inspired it. Read more... )
seleneheart: (Wakanda Forever)
[personal profile] seleneheart
This is the art I mentioned in a previous comment that I am struggling with, particularly the character wearing the red shirt. I'm mostly okay with the one in blue, but I know he could be improved as well.

The one in the red shirt though . . . he looks like a doll or something. Part of the problem is that the character himself (Wayne from Letterkenny) is pretty stiff. I mean, his nickname is "Shirtucker". He never untucks his shirt or unbuttons his cuffs (unless he's about to get in a fight). He barely even smiles. The actor tends to play him as moving his whole body when other people would do something else. Wayne is whatever the opposite of languid would be.

Anyway, I went overboard with the stiffness. I used a reference photo, but I had to move the arm.
art under here )
mific: (Quill and ink)
[personal profile] mific
Title: Rodney's Sonnet
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Artist: [personal profile] mific 
Rating: G
Medium: traditional - pen and ink, watercolour shading
Characters/Pairings: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Summary: A love sonnet for John.
Content Notes: Created for the "inspired by poetry" challenge. This work is part of an historical AU series of mine in which Rodney's a playwright and John an actor in an Elizabethan company called the Atlantis Players. I wrote this sonnet a while back for the (still WIP) story, so I figured I might as well post it, both for this challenge and for National Poetry month. No AO3 warnings apply.



thickett: (Default)
[personal profile] thickett
Title: Space Cowboy
Artist: Thickett
Rating: G/SFW
Fandom: Roswell New Mexico
Characters/Pairings: Malex (Michael + Alex—fav new OTP)
Content Notes: brush & ink, pencil on watercolor paper, digital text & layout. Lyrics from the song "Space Cowboy" by Kacey Musgraves.
Art below cut... )
mekare: Tolkien: Aragorn looking pensive (Aragorn)
[personal profile] mekare
Hi everyone, Jenny Dolfen posted a wonderful tutorial on how to make references work for your composition on her site. She uses her recent Fingon watercolour piece (Silmarillion) as an example (she needed a specific mounted archer reference).

https://goldseven.wordpress.com/2019/04/06/make-reference-work-for-you/

I still aspire to this level of planning, I seldom do art that is that complicated. But maybe some of you find this helpful. Also the art is incredibly beautiful.
rathany: (Default)
[personal profile] rathany
I've opened the stock account and it's here. Thanks for all the support and feedback!
rathany: (Default)
[personal profile] rathany
I've noticed some fan artists using stock backgrounds for art, either directly, blurred or painted over. There are two I've seen used more than once. Since my main thing is landscape photography, I've been considering starting up a reference stock account on DeviantArt with some of my photos. I haven't shot much specifically for this gallery ... because I keep forgetting when I am out on shoots. But I went through my old gallery for some images and made a mock up of what I am looking to do. For how it's hosted on my own site, but I'll migrate it to DA when I am ready to go.

My mock up is here.

More details )
mific: (Red)
[personal profile] mific
Title: Will You Ask To Live? (on AO3)
Fandom: Transformers
Artist: [personal profile] mific  
Rating: G
Character: Megatron (the Voice of Tarn)
Summary: An illustration for the excerpt below from [personal profile] astolat's poetry, from the story Victory Condition
Content Notes: no AO3 warnings apply. Watercolours and ink.

Will you ask to live?
You will. You know you will.
When the hand closes on your throat, when the ash thickens your breath, you will ask, and ask again—

What promises will you make, when your shining dome comes down, that you withheld to see it rise?
Will you still value its bright curve, steel and stone, higher than a breath in freedom?
What will you then want more than the unbound hand and the open mouth?
Make ready your offers and your bargains. Breathe. Breathe now.

Excerpt from The Sacrifice of Violence and Other Poems (translated from the Tarn dialect of Cybertronian) by the Voice of Tarn. (via astolat)



minoanmiss: Minoan lady in moon (Minoan Moon)
[personal profile] minoanmiss
Title: "Life is Fine", after the titular poem
Artist: [personal profile] minoanmiss
Rating: PG for rude gesture. ;)
Fandom: Poetry? Original?
Characters/Pairings: A lady, a glass of wine, the will to live.
Content Notes: Suicide attempt mentions and the aforementioned rude gesture. Sketched on paper, finished in computer, as ever.

Life is Fine )
goss: (Rainbow - Pencils)
[personal profile] goss

Drawesome Challenge 24 - Poetry Illustration

Challenge #24 - Poetry Illustration

Create a drawing inspired by poetry
.

Thanks to [personal profile] minoanmiss for sparking the idea for our latest challenge. April 18th is Poem In Your Pocket Day, so over the next few weeks you can select a favourite piece of poetry and create an artwork or illustration based on or inspired by it. You can even convert it into a postcard for sharing. Please feel free to use the comment section of this post for discussion of the prompt (ie. ideas, suggestions, questions, etc.).

What is National Poetry Month and Poem In Your Pocket Day? )

A round-up post for submissions to this challenge will be done on Thursday 18th April, 2019.

Happy Drawing, everyone! :)
goss: (Rainbow - Pencils)
[personal profile] goss

Drawesome Monthly Check-In Post

Today's the last day of the month, and we'd love to have you check in and chat with us. How have things been with you?

Did you get a chance to take part in any fandom activities in March, or have you been working on any personal art projects? Are you currently trying to meet a deadline? Feel free to share upcoming challenges that have got you excited, any frustrations you've been experiencing, possible goals for the next month, etc.

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Also, since it's the start of a new month tomorrow, we will be posting up a new community art challenge on April 1st, so looking forward to that! :)
mekare: Bill Potts smiling (Bill red)
[personal profile] mekare
Since we are in between challenges atm, I’d be interested in what you are all working on. Do you have a specific skill you are trying to learn? A technique or new medium? A subject matter you haven’t portrayed a lot? Is making time for your art a challenge right now?

What are your personal challenges right now or your successes?
mific: (dragon's eye)
[personal profile] mific
Title: Illustration for 'Outfoxed' by Cesare (on AO3)
Artist:
[personal profile] mific 
Rating: G
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Characters/Pairings: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
Content Notes: No AO3 warnings apply. Watercolours, with Kuretake Starry Colors gold paint, finished digitally.
For Challenge #23 - Fantasy reversal (Sci-Fi characters in a fantasy AU).



goss: (Rainbow - Pencils)
[personal profile] goss
Congrats to all who completed this challenge! :)

Drawesome's Drawing Challenge #23 - Fantasy Reversal



Here's a round-up of all entries submitted for Drawing Challenge #23 - Fantasy Reversal:

Previous Challenges )

As usual, all of these challenges remain open, so you can submit entries to the community any time after the Round Up date. Be sure to tag your art posts with the challenge name though, so that it can be added to our Round Up list later on.

Thanks to everyone who participated in this challenge! :)
goss: (Rainbow - Pencils)
[personal profile] goss

Drawesome Monthly Check-In Post

Today's the last day of the month, and we'd love to have you check in and chat with us. How have things been with you?

Did you get a chance to take part in any fandom activities in February, or have you been working on any personal art projects? Are you currently trying to meet a deadline? Feel free to share upcoming challenges that have got you excited, any frustrations you've been experiencing, possible goals for the next month, etc.

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Also, a quick reminder:

The Round-Up post for Drawing Challenge #23: Fantasy Reversal will go up this weekend on Saturday 2nd March. Loving all the entries so far. :)
minoanmiss: Bull-Leaper; detail of the Toreador Fresco (Bull-Leaper)
[personal profile] minoanmiss
Title: The Rebellion's Best Bull-leapers
Artist: [personal profile] minoanmiss
Rating: PG-13?
Fandom: Star Wars Sequel Trilogy
Characters/Pairings: Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, Rose Tico
Content Notes: partial nudity, artistic ridiculousness. I know this is stretching both the "fantasy universe" and "real world" parts of the current prompt, but I couldn't resist. :)

Read more... )
miss_s_b: (Mood: Kill me)
[personal profile] miss_s_b
Title: Jeremy Clarkson Test Rides the BGD 2000
Artist: miss_s_b
Rating: G
Fandom: Top Gear/The Grand Tour
Characters/Pairings: Jeremy Clarkson, a bloody great dragon
Content Notes: media: random lump of card I found lying about, Yard-o-led Viceroy Victorian fountain pen, Diamine saddle brown ink, Caran D'ache water brush, water.

image under cut )

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