Drowkaki was finally upgraded to Poteto 5.1 then to Wax Poteto. A much needed upgrade after so many years without change and with all these bugs plaguing us. We had to trash our custom MODS but it seem that wax poteto include some of the stuff we had. Avatar(go in your profile) and picture uploading. It also come with some new features as well. The most important one is to be able to re-touch everything, including SHI-PAINTER pictures , non animated oekaki and uploaded stuff. I'm sorry we didn't do this upgrade sooner. Now the board is pretty much lifeless, but i hope now that approving new accountsl became optional, that some life will return around here on this fantasy-only oekaki board.

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[880] Artist: AnimeCanuck | Title: Fun With Bubbles | Time: 107 min

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AnimeCanuck @ Tuesday, January 2nd 2007, 3:54 AM

I just wanted to draw something... and I kinda went nuts with Shi Painter.

Happy New Year to everyone at Drowtales! ^_^

dorothyblueeyes @ Tuesday, January 2nd 2007, 8:34 AM
Happy New Year, to you, too,and all of you here!!!--- :) ( ^ ^ ) dorothyblueeyes

Jennifer, The Blue Narian @ Sunday, February 11th 2007, 6:32 PM

Happy New Year (though I'm late) to you too!

[382] Artist: AnimeCanuck | Title: Still not done yet... | Time: 77 min


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AnimeCanuck @ Monday, June 13th 2005, 3:13 PM
Umm.. My light source is going to be from about there... XD

Going to be stars in the spacey sky.

Hrm.. Off to work now! I promise I will finish this before this weekend. Admins, you can delete the older one if you'd like

[87] Artist: AnimeCanuck | Title: Come Back!!! | Time: 45 min


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AnimeCanuck @ Thursday, January 6th 2005, 8:12 PM
Inspired by something that happened to me recently... I'm over it, but it painted a very vivid image in my mind that I just had to draw. I've finally gotten around to it...

Please critique what I've done so far, as I want this picture to be the best it can. I will finish it later, and when I do I will explain it in much more detail.

It still pangs in my heart... So I want what I see in my mind's eye to come out on paper.

darkrose @ Thursday, January 6th 2005, 9:11 PM
ok, first thing that comes to mind is that the arm reaching outward is a little too long. Also, when reaching, fingers tend to stretch out, not up. Try looking in the mirror and mimicing the expression, it's easier when you have a point of reference. The boot looks pretty good, but it's bent at an odd angle. Again, try playing with your own foot and seeing how it works. Hands are the supposed nemesis of the artist, although personally hands are second in difficulty to FEET. They're hideously hard to draw. Ooh, also maybe a reference pic for bird's wings, or find a wing style you like. The pair shown here look maybe a little too short...

Sorry, hope that's not too much to think about. It's a great start, good luck!

Queen_Godzilla @ Friday, January 7th 2005, 6:38 AM
You want critique? You got it!

Well, as Darkrose(?) previously mentioned you might want to reference your wings to be more realistic. Here's a reference:

And the crying elf's shoulder needs to be up higher, practically right under her neck. Here's a picture to show sort of what I mean:
http://www.fotosearch.com/comp/sby/sby184/33110LCE.jpg (Look at the lady in the stripey dress)

Also, yeah, shorten the arm there. And, if possible, widen the calf area just beneath the knee. Like so:
As you can see, the calf is widest near the knee, then narrows by the ankle.

The boot might be a little tiddy bit too small for the guy walking away too.

And, uh, the crying elf's face needs to be slightly bigger, I believe. Maybe it would be more pleading if she had her eyes open.

That's all I got.

darkrose @ Saturday, January 8th 2005, 12:53 AM
ooh, nice reference pics Queen! The wings one doesn't work... is there a different link for that one?

Here's a REALLY AWESOME site I just found for wings... I think everyone could benefit from this. It's from right here in Alaska, at the Puget Sound University. There are wings from just about every bird you could think of with all the different color variations and patterns you could think of, textures, and all the pretty feathers. Enjoy!

[47] Artist: AnimeCanuck | Title: A Different Perspective | Time: 45 min


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AnimeCanuck @ Tuesday, December 28th 2004, 4:04 AM
I wanted a challenge. My last picture, people said "you could have used a more dynamic pose" ... Well, I know I'm not the best at poses - in fact I'm pretty terrible. So I sat on that idea for a bit. Kern talked to me on ICQ. That's a rareity. He said, for a dynamic pose I should try something from a different angle, from above or underneath - so I thought I'd try underneath. I asked of what, he said of someone looking up. So... This elf guy isn't exactly looking up, more like leaning over and looking straight forward, but this was the pose I had in mind. It's animated, so you can se how I did this. It's not bad, but it's not the best either.

Comments and critiques please. Thanks!

AnimeCanuck @ Tuesday, December 28th 2004, 4:18 AM
Hmm... Now that I think about it... I'm surprised this only took me 45 minutes. It felt a lot longer to me. Wow. Sarah (someone I know in person) is right! I do draw fast. *blink blink* Does anyone have any opinions as to whether drawing faster or slower is better and why? (just out of curiousity)

Skittles-chan @ Tuesday, December 28th 2004, 4:29 AM
This is pretty good for such an extreme perspective. The shoulders are a little off, however, too low I think, and the face could use just a bit more work. The hair looks pretty good, too, so does the chest and stomach.
As for spending time on drawing, it varies from person to person. I know someone who can draw a picture just as well in an hour where the same exact picture might take someone else five or six hours. If you know that something looks very wrong, then keep working on it, or if you know how to apply more detail, then do it. The amount of time spent on a picture isn't a very good way to measure its quality.

Rigga Mortis @ Tuesday, December 28th 2004, 5:16 AM
Everything I could say has been said, I think. You did a good try and poses, though. I'm personally too gutless to branch out yet. The shoes are neat, I like the blues you used for them. :D

Totenmaske @ Tuesday, December 28th 2004, 6:14 AM
Well personally, drawing slower allows me to actually keep track of what is important in the image, what I want to get across in details as well as overall feeling in the final result. If you draw too fast, you tend to leave out all the details you wanted to get across - there are those that are fast artist of course, who get the point out rather quickly in their images - but I'm sure they will be the first to say, to bring quality to a piece, you must take your time and work on an image until you are completely positive that you have finished what you personally are capable of doing.

In this image, it seems you have been rather daring in positioning, though in the end one can say you may be practically mooning your audience. Though I could always suggest we are breaking the fourth wall with this angle, simply because the way you shaded the character in colouring around the legs gives the impression of the clothing being pressed against a surface? Overall I think you took a chance overall in this image. I think you could have worked a little bit, personally, on the line art ? simply to give a better feeling of the jeans, the black threadwork in the ?crack? just makes the image seem dirtier than needs be really ? a different shade of blue could have probably helped create a natural flow really in that sense. Overall though I think this was an interesting take on what Kern suggested to you. Personally I pictured him suggesting something like a lower perspective looking up onto the character. But overall interesting image in the end.

The colouring is nice, though it is not as defined as it could be, simply because there are so much white in the background, and the shading is more stark than it should be. But really that is simply my personal opinion. Very interesting though, the shoes could be a little more detailed but generally I think you have the idea of the body done rather well? though there needs to be some more work in the sense of natural folds created by the ?crotch? area. The fingers are correctly placed btw, and I do have issues with the sense of flatness to the partial face we see, but overall it looks interesting in the end. But to be truthful the torso of the body would need to be a little more defined in various areas. Really the issues I think I have most with this image, which would sum up what you think, are a lot of negatives I?m saying about the image so far, is simply the flatness. That?s all the overall sense of flatness. Keep up the experimenting though!

Darkrose @ Tuesday, December 28th 2004, 6:26 AM
Heheh, well that's one way to create a dynamic pose... Again, all critique has already been covered, so I'll just pass on my immense amusement and give my congrats on attempting (and to a great extent succeeding on) an extremely difficult pose.

Ghislain WildCat @ Tuesday, December 28th 2004, 7:53 AM
Heeey! Long time no see! I haven't got news from you even since that flash animation where you voice act as Senya with that toaster robot! XD

As for the pic, you do have a lot of courage to attempt drawing at this angle! And the lighting's pretty nice too!... but maybe next time you could try to make a background... ^w^; The pic seems a bit empty without it.

KHatch @ Tuesday, December 28th 2004, 8:18 PM
I think this is cool. I would have never thought of something like this. The only thing that bugs me is the face, for the same reasons that people have already addressed. It looks flattish and the shoulders area is kinda off. But the legs and arms/fingers are good. I like the "pressed against glass" colouring job. This is really neat. =D

Kage Kitsune @ Tuesday, December 28th 2004, 10:12 PM
I like the angle very muchley ^_^ the head seems kind of weird but I guess that's just the position. ^_^ very nicely carried out!

LunarMnM2004 @ Wednesday, December 29th 2004, 5:32 PM
I see london I see france I see someones booty and pants!
Sorry couldn't help myself.
The pose is neat... quite different!
I like!

Kamourian King @ Saturday, January 1st 2005, 5:14 PM
very nice lol ^^; that sewed aeria in his paints ^^ so funny....

AnimeCanuck @ Sunday, January 2nd 2005, 4:52 PM
Thankyou all for your comments and opinions.

Totenmaske, thank you especially for giving some insight on time spent vs. quality of product. I think you have the right idea. The more heart and effort you put into it, the more it shows, and the more time you spend on a pic, the more likely you haven't forgotten a detail. *nods* Quite wise, indeed.

Again, THANKS! ^_^

AnimeCanuck @ Sunday, January 2nd 2005, 4:55 PM
And no, I did not mean to be mooning my audience. Had I intended to do so, I would have attempted at drawing someone's bum facing the "camera", as it were.

[26] Artist: AnimeCanuck | Title: Christmas Unicorn | Time: 32 min


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AnimeCanuck @ Thursday, December 23rd 2004, 9:39 PM
I didn't have time to finish the background. I probably won't later, either. Basic template for my new Unicorn people.


Ikena @ Thursday, December 23rd 2004, 9:49 PM
Nice =3
And i have a cardigan like that!! =3
wee!! exactly like it! =3
its horn looks so.. chrismasy.. =P

YourNuubGod @ Thursday, December 23rd 2004, 9:54 PM
I like the unicorn horn. It's all red n green. Mmm. Green..

Nice shading on the shirt, too. :D

celestial crou @ Thursday, December 23rd 2004, 10:31 PM
neat race idea. Zee horn is accurate and quite detailed. Christmas colors! YOu used a lot of complementary colors too. Which really brings out the sweater. Very nice.

Darkrose @ Thursday, December 23rd 2004, 11:42 PM
Interesting... his/her horn is red and green holiday-like. Awesome. I like the idea, particularly the pale skin with floppy ears. The sweater seems a little sloppy, I think you could have taken more time on it to really make it look fantastic, because the face and hair are very well done. Great work, though, and keep it up.

Rasen @ Friday, December 24th 2004, 2:38 AM
I like the rippled background. He has such a confident smirk on his face. ^^;; Can he back it up?

The horn matches really well with the sweater. Christmas-like indeed. ^_^

Rigga Mortis @ Friday, December 24th 2004, 3:11 AM
Interesting idea for the green-and-red-striped horn! Very Christmasy, as is that rather warm and pretty sweater. The hair, namely the bangs, could be a little less messy, and the lines of the sweater more equally spaced, but I do like the shading and highlighting of the red on the sweater. ^^

HuntressD @ Friday, December 24th 2004, 5:11 AM
Christmas horn! Nice color, fits well with the upcoming holiday. :) Hmm.. the shoulder on our right seems a bit square.. I would suggest rounding it off a bit like you did for the other one. :3

AnimeCanuck @ Friday, December 24th 2004, 8:22 AM
Heh, well, this was really a quickie.

It's a guy, by the way. *nods* For those of you who were confused. See, I figure, Unicorns are the stuff of dreams... At least, that's how I see them after the dream I had where I dreamt I was a Unicorn. It was pretty sweet. I think I'm going to make a manga out of it, so that's why I'm just playing with and practicing my concept art. I'm still not sure if I want them to have pointy ears or not.

And your right... that shoulder IS really square... It's kinda grossing me out now! XD

LunarMnM2004 @ Friday, December 24th 2004, 8:35 AM
I like the horn... green and red so christmassy!
I dun care what others say I like the green background!

catboi incubus mishi @ Friday, December 24th 2004, 4:10 PM
Very cute idea, although I think you could have used a more dynamic pose. (: The coloring is very nice, although there almost no shading, which makes me sad. D: But full of Christmas cheer, this image is! :D

Lady_Sea @ Friday, December 24th 2004, 11:59 PM
This is a very nice character design. The shading and highlighting is good too, but I think alot more could have been done in this picture. It has potential. But like you said, you ran outta time, what can ya do? lol. Nice job.

AnimeCanuck @ Monday, December 27th 2004, 8:38 PM
Hmm... Yeah, I really need to try my hand at dynamic poses. My problem is I suck at drawing bodies! The only thing I really feel comfortable with is the face and hair... and occasionally hands. Anybody want to make any suggestions? I'm not going anywhere today... I could use some inspiration. (besides the bad Santa idea I had a few days ago, and already failed at on paper).

kyokurrychan @ Sunday, January 30th 2005, 6:40 AM
i like the christmasy horn. @_@

[18] Artist: AnimeCanuck | Title: Merry Christmas! | Time: 33 min


AnimeCanuck @ Wednesday, December 22nd 2004, 11:06 PM
I'm glad the worm's been taken care of. I did this with a mouse at my radio station while waiting to press play on the CD! (to start a pre-recorded show on cjam.ca) I felt like trying solids, too. What do you all think?

Merry Christmas everyone!

catboi incubus mishi @ Wednesday, December 22nd 2004, 11:15 PM
Good to see you again, AC! Nice image, although I have to say, that is one LARGE chin. o __o; It could do with more shading, considering the most shading I can tell is a little in the hair and shirt - if that sparkle were the light source, the contrasting shadows should be a lot more harsh. Anyway, Merry Christmas to you, too!~

Lady_Sea @ Wednesday, December 22nd 2004, 11:40 PM
*pokes the shiny thing* OoOoh! Pretty!
Yeah. I agree with Catboi. If the sparkley is a light source, then the highligting and shading should be added appropriately.
The other thing that I will critque on is the shoulder facing towards us. It's a lil odd, but overall I feel this picture has alot more potential in store. Good job overall and Happy Christmas ^_^.

LunarMnM2004 @ Thursday, December 23rd 2004, 12:27 AM
I liketh the star.. glowy thinggy! It looks awsome. You did a pretty good job on the profile.

Rigga Mortis @ Thursday, December 23rd 2004, 1:33 AM
Oh, pretty shiny...I like the star-shine-orb...thing. I don't know what to call it, but it reminds of of a sun glare on a photo-lense. I've always liked that effect. :3 The hair colour is so soft and nice. My only suggestion would be to trim the chin a little.

Merry Christmas and a happy winter holiday to you! :D

AnimeCanuck @ Thursday, December 23rd 2004, 2:06 AM
Yeah, I don't know why, but I tend to draw the long chins. Nah, the glowie thing's not a light source, just a background.

Thanks for the comments!

freakymary @ Thursday, December 23rd 2004, 2:08 AM
merry christmas to you too ^_^ the star in the background is pretty. i wont crit anything since i think everything has been said already. but i love the shade of pinkish/purple for the hair :)

Skittles-chan @ Thursday, December 23rd 2004, 2:30 AM
I agree with what's been said. There's a very noticeable lack of shading, but the chin isn't really big, it's just muvh too low

YourNuubGod @ Thursday, December 23rd 2004, 2:31 AM
Ooh. Cool sideview. I like the sorta blank expression. I really love the shirt for some reason. -blinks-

celestial crou @ Thursday, December 23rd 2004, 3:59 AM
pretty light! i really like it. The character's chin is too low and the eye is too close to the edge of the face. Other then that i like the fighure.

Loki @ Thursday, December 23rd 2004, 4:39 AM
Wow! I love that shiny thing! so attractive. plus the shading on the hair is magnificent! *_*!
I like the eye, and the skin. So soft and simple.

Darkrose @ Thursday, December 23rd 2004, 5:54 AM
Hmm.... yes, yes, definitely more shading. Also yes yes, beautiful lense flare effect. Chin could stand to be a bit smaller... but I love the hair and the determined expression. The hair being a bit dishevelled and the off-shoulder tunic give a haggard appearance, which is kind of cool. Niftiness, indeed.

HuntressD @ Thursday, December 23rd 2004, 8:07 AM
Wow AC, it's been a long time! :D Overall, this is nice, except that the head is a tad big for the rest of the body. :3 and hey *hugs you tightly* Merry Christmas to you too. :3

AnimeCanuck @ Thursday, December 23rd 2004, 9:04 PM
<no>Wow! You guys comment a lot more than I remember. Perhaps it's because we're so happy to have the board back, or because we all have free time (it's Christmas break, after all! Yippee!) Thanks again for all the comments. I think I like the big heads... it seems to be my thing... but yeah. The chin needs work. And so does the shading. *nods*</no>

Ikena @ Thursday, December 23rd 2004, 9:43 PM
Hey AC! XD
I like the profile =3
and the hair color is pretty!
I really like thelight thing in the bg! =3

Basil @ Thursday, December 30th 2004, 8:22 PM
Nice to see you AC! She looks somewhat sad to be wishing a Marry Christmas.

kyokurrychan @ Sunday, January 30th 2005, 6:32 AM
pretty good. profiles are a pain in the butt. only thing REALLY bugging me is the chin. to big. in my tastes at least.

Prismatic @ Friday, February 4th 2005, 4:28 AM
Ooh~ I like it. The pretty light of glowness.
Nice job on starting with solid shading. I think it might add a little more depth however if you used a couple more tones in it. Like.. three or four different shades of the same color at least.
Nice profile! Their pointy nose is so cute~

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