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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[158] Artist: celestial crou | Title: Acorn | Time: 81 min


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celestial crou @ Thursday, January 27th 2005, 6:53 AM
*Sigh* i should be asleep right now....instead i'm drawing cause i missed the first airing of Inu Yasha on Adult Swim. The next time is at 330.. so i am doing this to pass the time. Stupid brother.

Starisan @ Thursday, January 27th 2005, 3:00 PM
I really like the opposing color pallet. The cool colors look great against the fire. I love her eyes too because the purple incorporates both the red back and the blue front. Your shading is sublte and very well done. Talented Crou! I really like her lips too.

catboi incubus mishi @ Friday, January 28th 2005, 3:36 PM
Wow, the colors are rather bright. *__*; I just love her eyes and skintone, but her hair seems very sloppy, I don't much like the jumble of black on the right. Also, did you forget to shade her collar? It's so cute, by the way, with its little acorn. ^^

darkrose @ Friday, January 28th 2005, 8:21 PM
wow, bright. Interesting colors, I don't know if I would have ever thought to pair green skin with purple eyes with blue hair and neon lips... especially with that bright background it's so very cool and colorful. Wonderful job.

Crest @ Friday, January 28th 2005, 10:09 PM
Those are some bright colors. XD Love the skin tone and the way you colored the hair. The hair to me really stands out. And I adore those lips...yummy looking lips. I hope it's girl or else I may feel sick in the morning for saying that. XD Love the nose. :D

Jennifer @ Saturday, January 29th 2005, 7:25 PM
She's very pretty. I love her big, expressive eyes and that slightly shocked expression. It's like she was caught off-guard. I like what you did with her hair. The scribbly black lines give her hair a messy, damp look.

christabel @ Sunday, January 30th 2005, 9:48 PM
Eeee! Really great expression. ^^ I quite like the colours you used on her. Nice work, oi!

Ichumi @ Monday, January 31st 2005, 4:28 AM
So pretty! ;_;
Her expression is perfect, I especially love her deep eyes. The green lips are a nice touch.

Kwetha @ Wednesday, February 2nd 2005, 9:15 PM
Ooh! Shiney picture! I *love* the eyes. I want to steal them, and then I'd claim that I'd drawn them, and be egotistical. This is a really nice piece, in other words. Uhm, but there's a kinda lack of shading in her collar - was that intentional or did you forget? Also, there's some colour bleeding...it'd be nice if it was cleaned up a bit, because this is a really nice picture and it just detracts a bit. But the eyes, the eyes!

Queen_Godzilla @ Friday, March 4th 2005, 11:49 PM
Acorn, eh? I like her name.

The first thing I noticed, and the thing that made me want to comment, was her coloration. We don't get a lot of green-skinned, blue-haired girls around here. This is what really set her off from the rest of the pictures.

The second thing that made me want to comment was her face. Her wide, googly eyes and her pouty lips -- oh yes. Very good. There aren't any eyebrows that I can see, but I don't care. XD Her expression is one that kind of looks vacantly shocked. Like she's seeing something that looks weird and she doesn't know what it is.

The only thing I'd watch out is how ears connect to the head. The bottom of the ear is level with the bottom of the nose, and the top of the ear is level with the eyebrow. It doesn't really work on anime that well (I can attest to that) but... yeah. XD; Her ear is just kind of strangely connect to her head, like it's sticking out of her cheek -- all you'd need to do is add a line from her jaw to her ear ridge there. Or something like it. I dunno XD;


[155] Artist: Kaede | Title: Miraj | Time: 313 min


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Kaede @ Wednesday, January 26th 2005, 4:51 AM
Meet Miraj. She is my character of coarse, and she is a desert which. She does the whole magic voodooo stuff. mhmm.

Ashi @ Wednesday, January 26th 2005, 6:13 AM
She reminds me so much of Jasmine from Aladdin. o_O I like the lineart, solid coloring and the swirl around her. She definitely looks like she can whip out the magicy stuff. :)

darkrose @ Wednesday, January 26th 2005, 7:30 AM
Yeah, Jasmine was my first impression too. Beautiful work though, I love all the swirly to her hair. I'm not going to bitch about anatomy because it looks fine, just incredibly stylized. Is nifty.

catboi incubus mishi @ Saturday, January 29th 2005, 12:07 AM
I love the style you drew this in! x) I agree with whoever said that it reminded them of Princess Jasmine from Aladdin! So pretty. x)

christabel @ Sunday, January 30th 2005, 9:53 PM
Desert witch? Really cool idea! ^v^

Ichumi @ Monday, January 31st 2005, 4:35 AM
Such clean lines, and the background looks great. ^^ Love her jewellery.

Queen_Godzilla @ Friday, March 4th 2005, 10:56 PM
My opinion? WAY TOO MUCH LIKE JASMINE! Shake it up a little -- give her a sari (it's a hindu garment) or, like, tulle sleeves or some giant earring hoops, or some head jewels, make her hair into pigtails or an afro, or just make it short hair. SOMETHING to make it more different from Jasmine. I mean, honestly. I know you're trying to go for middle eastern, but there are SO MANY more references than just Jasmine.

*ahem*

Other than that...

Proportions are off-kilter. Her ribcage needs to be wider, as wide as her hips. And her arms/shoulders are also disproportionate and skewed. From the neck to the shoulder there's a slanting muscle, and it kinda makes the neck/head/collarbone area look like the shape of a coat hanger. Keep that in mind. As for her arms, slightly lumpish. Start wide at the top of each joint and slim down to the next; also make sure that the forearm and arm are the same length.

As for the design part of the piece -- waaaaay too much wasted space. You could have done a lot more with the background. Seriously.

And lastly, the highlights and shadows. You merely put shadow on one side and highlight on the other. What that did was made her look embossed rather than three dimensional. Bas relief versus sculpture. You need to think of where the light hits and adjust the light/shadow accordingly. It's hard at first, but you'll get it soon enough.

Pick a spot the light is coming from and post an arrow showing its direction. Then, using that arrow as a guide, decide where the light would hit it. Where the light WOULDN'T hit would be where you put the shadows. Depending on how much light is reaching one place, you adjust the darkness and lightness of the shadow or highlight accordingly. Voila.

(Edited on March 5, 2005, 3:59 am)


[152] Artist: Tigerhawk | Title: Never tell a vampyre to \ | Time: 255 min


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Tigerhawk @ Tuesday, January 25th 2005, 5:44 AM

!!!FINISHED!!!
The title has nothing to do with the picture. Just something that makes me laugh and remember my \"younger days\"...Bite me...is also irrelevant.

Here, read a poem while you wait. It\'s for \"The Verge\" at my school. Literary mag thingy.

When the Rain cries,
and the River bleeds,
Call to me,
the Stigmata of Dreams.

I found stigmata in a dictionary. I like it. And when looking at everyone else\'s art, KHatch uses it too. So I didn\'t snitch it off of her. Stig-MATA...matamatamata
~~~~~~
so here is the finished product! Wasn't what I intended but still good. I used thick lines instead of my usual scribbly ones. Yes, this is the same guy I drew before with the feathers and stuff. If you notice the tips of his hair isn't gold. I don't think I'll make them gold anymore for drawing and writting (describing) purposes. Any comments, questions, things you can't stuff in your head?

(Edited on January 27, 2005, 6:22 am)

KHatch @ Tuesday, January 25th 2005, 5:47 AM
LOL I snitched it off of illwillpress.com's Foamy toons.... XD
Nice perspective. Do finish, now! ROAR

Kari Maxwell @ Tuesday, January 25th 2005, 1:14 PM
Hahaha, I like the title though. And the little saying up at the top of the picture. I say that a lot. XD

Tigerhawk @ Wednesday, January 26th 2005, 4:10 AM
LOL I love that site. Was it that one where that chick was in the hospital and that crazy squirrel was talking about the Klavorikian Scarf (spelling ???)?

Starisan @ Thursday, January 27th 2005, 3:02 PM
wow, neato! I love the raw power.....the tail cape is sooo cool. I have said before that I like unique angles and this definately applies. Great job!

darkrose @ Sunday, January 30th 2005, 4:57 AM
Nifty. I so love your character design... the mood of the picture is very awesome and the magicy effect is fantastic. I like these thick lines too, it looks very clean and nice. The whole thing just rocks :D

christabel @ Sunday, January 30th 2005, 9:58 PM
This = pretty darned cool! I'm totally lovin' that pose-- and the detailing you put into the clothing fold makes it SUPER!

<3 for that magical orb.

He reminds me of Link silghtly. X3

Tigerhawk @ Sunday, January 30th 2005, 11:12 PM
Link??? ..............It's the hair, huh?

Ichumi @ Monday, January 31st 2005, 4:22 AM
I love the pose, this is a great action shot. ^^
I adore his wings, too.

Chime @ Monday, January 31st 2005, 2:11 PM
Awesome-ess. Nice pose, and I wuff the glowy thingummy. Not much to say - its so /cool/

~Kitti-chan

Kwetha @ Wednesday, February 2nd 2005, 9:25 PM
SO nifty. I love the colour lineart, it's so innnovative when you add the light source. Talking of the light source, it's really...lighty. The shading on the skin is just WOW. SO SHINEY. *ends random comment*

Kamourian King @ Thursday, February 3rd 2005, 11:13 AM
really kool ^^ i love the char disine alot =P

Queen_Godzilla @ Friday, March 4th 2005, 10:35 PM
It's a pretty dynamic pose. Awesome. I like how you can see his one eye glaring over the top of that lens flare. And he's pretty hot too... I'm just sayin'. XD


[133] Artist: KHatch | Title: The Love of a Capybara | Time: 956 min


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KHatch @ Friday, January 21st 2005, 6:03 AM

Happy the First, Argpoodle's original capybara, loved him dearly...and it seems some of that stil remains even in the mindless blank of undeadness.
Argpoodle's love, however...
*****AND FOLKS, a capybara is not a dog nor is it related to one, it's the world's largest rodent, a giant rat, if you will, and it like comes from Africa or somewhere, I've forgotten. Can get as much as 500 lbs, they can.
ROAR!

(Edited on January 24, 2005, 6:32 am)

Ren-Tsuna @ Friday, January 21st 2005, 4:53 PM
Awww. You know what? I <3 Poodley so much!

ChronosKit @ Saturday, January 22nd 2005, 3:05 AM
lmao! Omg....poor Poodley! *hugs the gnome and pets while blinking at the Capybara* awww...poor undead-dog-like-animal *gives it a milk-bone* I love your comics so much XD

Chinh @ Saturday, January 22nd 2005, 3:07 PM
hahahaha =D awww......hehehe...what kind of an animalm is that?? ^__^ he looks cute...on a goofy way LOL hehehe, luv the expressions

catboi incubus mishi @ Saturday, January 22nd 2005, 3:45 PM
I've always loved capybaras. xDDD This whole series of comics are just hilarious, KHatch. I love them. xD

Verna_Venisa @ Sunday, January 23rd 2005, 8:44 PM
XD something like this happened to me once but it was just my dog lol. Nevertheless it was still unpleasant.

Starisan @ Sunday, January 23rd 2005, 10:56 PM
Aww that pooch (?) is soo cute, he means well doesn't he. Once again great detailing on the pooch and the "AHHH" scene hair.

Kage Kitsune @ Sunday, January 23rd 2005, 10:56 PM
weeeeeeeeeee!! you've been watching FOAMY!!!!!!!!!!!! I think I would die of a heart attack if that ever happened to me. Nice coloring so far!

darkrose @ Monday, January 24th 2005, 4:08 AM
So... sad... aww, the poor capybara. The poor Argpoodle! The poor, um... well, I've run out of things to feel sorry for now, but I think I'll give some extra out to the first two.

Chime @ Monday, January 24th 2005, 2:13 PM
Mmmm. I think, my favorite part, is the eight panel: Eeerghble.

I cant stop laughing at that one part.

Anywhoo~ Good word with the bedpost. Or whatever thats called. The expressions here are too funny, and the coloring is fantastic.

I have to admit though...Im losing my appetite >3

~Kitti-chan

Shakaku @ Monday, January 24th 2005, 9:06 PM
This is so well done it bothers me... Just I can almost imagine myself int he position Poodle is in. The creature is just so... *ahutters* friendly... and yet.. so... ew... .Wonderfully drawn.!

Tigerhawk @ Tuesday, January 25th 2005, 5:32 AM
Capybaras live in the jungles of brazil I believe if I remember right.

Kari Maxwell @ Tuesday, January 25th 2005, 1:19 PM
-rolls laughing- God, that's hilarious.
Capybaras come from Austrailia.

Queen_Godzilla @ Friday, March 4th 2005, 9:04 PM
The last three panels make the comic, IMO.

It's just Argie's FACE. XD ... He's so very expressive. Seriously. I'm lovin it. And the fact that 'Rena is so used to dead things that all she does is laugh at him and his fear of Happy the First. Heh.


[128] Artist: Starisan | Title: unnamed | Time: 138 min


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Starisan @ Tuesday, January 18th 2005, 5:10 PM
no comments yet. I don't know what to say.

Starisan @ Tuesday, January 18th 2005, 5:21 PM
ah what the heck, go ahead and comment. hehe

Verna_Venisa @ Wednesday, January 19th 2005, 2:33 AM
Is this finished? It looks so incomplete...

Harlequin @ Wednesday, January 19th 2005, 6:48 AM
Verna, I think Starisan meant comments are fine to improve on things now, while it's still a work in progress. Since it's FAR easier to fix things in the initial stages. lol

celestial crou @ Wednesday, January 19th 2005, 7:12 AM
This is my favorite of yours! The eyes are very well detailed. You have excelent tear duct things and the ridges over the eyes and ....its so pretty! The nose is also done quite well for a mouse. (KUDOS) THough it seems like the nose should be shifted to *my* left. Just a little. I suggest using the copy button. IT works wonders. the mouth may also have to shift a little so that it corasponds. And that mouth. XD I love it! The skin tones are almost done it looks like. (unless you are going for a more extreme color variation in the shading and highlights) And the bg. Its simple but when this pic is finnished i think it will complement nicely to your figure. I love the use of cool tones. Though with this FREEZING weather my love may change. LOL. Also on the head and back part of the head you did a nice correction. Now all you have to do is clean up those lines and make him/ her PRETTY. What color have you chosen for the eye color? FINNSIH SOON!


NOW FOR A BRIEF COMMENT TO THE OTHER DROWTALES MEMBERS! Starisan is my friend from college and i invited her to the drowtales board 'cause of the friendly atmosphere. PLEASE do not make me regret it. Before the worm we were all trying to have everyone comment more and be helpful. Which means actual critiquing. Not stating the obvious.

Kari Maxwell @ Wednesday, January 19th 2005, 6:21 PM
It looks nice so far. I have to agree about the nose though. It should be shifted a little by the way you have the shadows. It looks reallt nice though.

Starisan @ Wednesday, January 19th 2005, 8:50 PM
Thanks for the comments so far. You're right it's not done yet but I just wanted to try something new. I appreciate all the comments and critiques because I am always looking to improve. Thanks so much Crou for being helpful and for suggesting I join this board. I understand that there are certain expectations and I am truly trying to do my best to follow them especially since I made some mistakes at the beginning. I understand that sometimes my work can be sloppy and it is something that I am trying to improve on. I must say that I am happy to be able to see so many different concepts and styles of art because I love art and if there something that I love as much as doing it, it is looking at other peoples. Thanks so much Crou and I hope to finish this soon. And thanks to everyone else who has left me comments.

celestial crou @ Thursday, January 20th 2005, 6:17 AM
Starisan- hello again *HUGS* your doing GREAT for a beginner. Everyone messes up the first few times. But the amount of comments lacking on pictures...makes me sad. Expecially sence you have commented on everyones. Giving them valuable input. It annoys me that they dont show that same consideration to you. This is what squee ment. This pic DESERVES many comments. Its looking beutiful.

darkrose @ Thursday, January 20th 2005, 8:52 PM
Wow, great start! I love the eyes, and the nose is VERY well done, although it appears to be tilted a little too far, as in the angle isn't quite right. He's looking more towards the camera than that. Other than that, the proportions so far are AMAZING, truly beautiful. His head is just the right shape and size, the eyebrows are more like real eyebrows, thick and slightly differently shaped, his ears are the right place on his head and the angles match on both sides. His neck is just beautiful, keep going! This is going to be totally great!

Kaiera @ Thursday, January 20th 2005, 10:13 PM
ow wow! realistic-ish looking...wonderful. I think my favorite part so far is the nose ^_^ not sure why, but I love realistic-looking noses. Of course the eyes and lips look wonderful too :D I hope you finish it soon!

KHatch @ Thursday, January 20th 2005, 10:37 PM
This will be very nice if you finish it. The skin is well shaded so far, but you need a lot of highlighing still. Unless you're going for a gentle light setting, then well it's pretty good like it is, just a few more shadows here and there.
I'm liking the green eyebrows. Can't wait to see this done!

Starisan @ Saturday, January 22nd 2005, 6:04 PM
I am sorry this is taking soo long to finish, it will be soon!

Starisan @ Sunday, January 23rd 2005, 11:08 PM
I gonna work on it this week, I can't on weekends since my computer doesn't save the changes I make at home.

Chime @ Monday, January 24th 2005, 2:06 PM
Even though its not finished, Im gonna comment.

The anatomy itself is wunner-ful ^^ Especially the eyes - theyre so realistic. I love the shading thats on the neck and shoulder.

But Im always drawn to that background. Perhaps its because the finer details of the Elf havent been added on. Its so....cerulean >3 I have no wordds to describe it.....

PLEASE finish ;_;

~Kitti-chan

Starisan @ Monday, January 24th 2005, 5:00 PM
sigh...getting further, still not done cause the skins looking a lik\ttle dirty and ears and other things unfinished. Needed to add more though, this is so much fun.

Starisan @ Tuesday, January 25th 2005, 2:43 PM
okay, I think I'm done...but if you see anything that needs fixing let me know! Otherwise I'm pretty happy with this experiment and I'm gonna start a new one yeah! This is soo much fun! Thank you everyone who gave me comments and suggestions!

Queen_Godzilla @ Friday, March 4th 2005, 8:17 PM
Hm. The facial structure is pretty well done. The eyes are the only thing slightly off kilter (just one, really, and that's only if you really, really look.)

And now we get to the real issue at hand, the one that is the biggest impedance to the picture: the highlights and shadows.

Everything has highlights and shadows. It's a fundamental lesson in illustration. How they are applied makes or breaks a picture.

In your picture, the most I see is shadows. Her skin, even in faint light, should have a highlight, because if there's enough light to cause shadow there is enough light to cause a highlight. And considering how I can see your shadows, but none of your highlights (save the extra sheen on the elf's eyes and lips) you probably need to work on this.

Let's also discuss the shadow placement. The light seems to be coming from the left. At least, it seems so. Either that or the top left. Placement of a light source is equally important, you know. Having light and shadow just randomly everywhere isn't exactly the way things are done. So... just pick a light source someday. It makes things better, trust me. Takes a while to get used to, but it does look awesome when it's done.

I'd want to address your smudging, but I won't. It's really hard to blend stuff in OekakiBBS.


[212] Artist: Tigerhawk | Title: Moriona the Black Asperi Nightmare | Time: 133 min


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Tigerhawk @ Sunday, February 20th 2005, 6:24 PM

!!!Finished!!!

This is Moriona my black Asperi Nightmare! Asperi\'s are usually and only white to a pale light-blue.
Moriona is some Elvish language for \"dark gift\" I\'m pretty sure it\'s Tengwar. Mori is Kal\'s best friend. He helped her from getting bit by a werewolf but he was to late. More on the story but my hands hurt.
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Alrighty then! The picture is complete. I'm really happy with how the leaves came out. Time may be wrong because I was commenting for a minute or so. The fireflies came out alright. Sorta reminds me how I made stars in Photoimpression with my mouse before my tablet. Gwad I really dislike that program.

Have any questions, comments, things you can\'t stuff in your head?

(Edited on February 21, 2005, 8:35 pm)

catboi incubus mishi @ Sunday, February 20th 2005, 7:58 PM
Looks good so far - or are you done? I really like the purple-black, it's very dark and menacing. :]

Segzhan @ Sunday, February 20th 2005, 10:03 PM
Pratty horse! =D

Good job as always, Tiger!

krypto @ Sunday, February 20th 2005, 11:58 PM
nice work but... the butt seems odd... lol, kidding. nice work, love the color scheme and iris color.

Verna_Venisa @ Monday, February 21st 2005, 12:04 PM
Oh i like this. I wish I could draw animals ;_; eh no matter. I like how the eyes stand out so much against the dark colors ^^

Prismatic @ Monday, February 21st 2005, 1:36 PM
This is looking really fantastic so far!!~~ In fact I think it's my favorite of all that you have done as of yet.~ The line work is so clean and nice. And the shading is magnificant! I will comment more when you have finsihed~

Little Elf @ Tuesday, February 22nd 2005, 7:29 PM
Oh wow, very pretty. That flowing mane righ thur is superlishious....G.... XD Yeah. The BG is nice. It really gives the effect of tall grass, and the fireflies are nice. I think they could use a little more emphasis though. The shading on the horse is nice. I can see the muscles and stuff! ^_^ good job.

Tigerhawk @ Wednesday, February 23rd 2005, 12:58 AM
The backgrounds suppose to be gaint leaves, like from an untouched forest. *dreamy sigh and smile* Next time if I do something similar I won't blur the leaves as much. Thankies ^^

darkrose @ Saturday, February 26th 2005, 10:42 PM
wow, pretty horse. Lovely and black and shiny... and the green background just sets it off. Great job.

Ikena @ Sunday, February 27th 2005, 5:56 PM
Ah so pretty! I wish i could draw horses =3
I love its expression and hair
nice bg too!

mazilwolf @ Friday, March 4th 2005, 4:20 PM
looks mean, but beautiful too, all calm and peaceful but moody. the shading is great.... and if i am not wrong the lines are purple instead of black, which look really nice, the subtle background looks just like a mysical forest!!! with faries like the ones out of the legend of zelda games. the bright red eye stands out really well. is very good yes.

(Edited on March 4, 2005, 10:32 pm)


[89] Artist: Harlequin | Title: Spiders | Time: 329 min


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Harlequin @ Friday, January 7th 2005, 7:21 AM
...there probably won't be any spiders in this...it's just the song I happen to be listening to. lol (Spiders by System of a Down)

Yes yes, another of my unfinished lineart posts. It'll be snazzy when it's done.

celestial crou @ Friday, January 7th 2005, 7:25 AM
O,o I LOVE THE FACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shes like a singer! and the pretty flowing hair. HOW COULD YOU SAY YOU DIDNT LIKE IT?

Ren-Tsuna @ Friday, January 7th 2005, 1:19 PM
>_< Damn you Harle. Why cant I ever NOT adore your stuff! I think my screen is sick of being licked every time you post. =3 You simply MUST finish this

kyokurrychan @ Friday, January 7th 2005, 1:23 PM
awesome work harle. naa naa, did you finish that pic? i cant look because it still says youre not done but i dunno cuz youre starting another.

So who was it for? ._. youre secret santa is what I'm talking about. so. yeah. if not PLEASE finish, i wanna be able to look hehe

Starisan @ Friday, January 7th 2005, 1:28 PM
OOOOoooo, Ilove this, it reminds me of your the feeling I get from your avatar of yourself. The position seems very liquid movement. Great start.

Jennifer, The Blue Narian @ Friday, January 7th 2005, 1:32 PM
I have got to say, I think this is your best sketch to date anatomicly as well as dramatic poseing and movement wise.

I eagerly await the finished product.

darkrose @ Friday, January 7th 2005, 10:30 PM
cool. I love your lineart, your form is always so fantastic... lovely anatomy. I want to see it finished!

Sumi @ Saturday, January 8th 2005, 5:02 AM
Awesome face structure so far.

Carbuncle @ Saturday, January 8th 2005, 10:42 PM
HA! I really like this one I lurve your style but... I can't find any finnished ones!! PLAESE finnish this looks like an awesome pose!!!!!!! finnish finnish finnish!!!!!!

Basil @ Sunday, January 9th 2005, 9:44 PM
Must... See... Finished.
;D~~~

catboi incubus mishi @ Saturday, January 15th 2005, 4:45 PM
Harle, your art is super hawt. <3

Starisan @ Wednesday, January 19th 2005, 9:01 PM
WHOA! I am soo happy you added more and I can't wait to see it done. THE STYLE ROCKS! and it has a very errie feel to it, in a good way. wow.

ChronosKit @ Saturday, January 22nd 2005, 3:10 AM
ooooh....Hands lol. She's feeling groped much? Ummm..maybe something like the River Styx? ((river in greek mythology that leads to the underworld)) That would be snazzy

AnimeCanuck @ Sunday, January 23rd 2005, 5:41 PM
Shocking! The pose is amazing. I like the contrast of the skin tones.. the colouring and shading is really well done... Her expression is pretty horified.. I wonder where her pupils are, though. She looks almost like a zombie without them - if it weren't for the rest of her expression. And that hair! It's just GORGEOUS! Oh my goodness! So much detail is in that hair! It's lovely!
I agree with the person who said she looked like a singer.

Starisan @ Sunday, January 23rd 2005, 11:00 PM
whoa! wicked hair!

Prismatic @ Thursday, March 3rd 2005, 7:40 PM
Wow! I only just now saw this. It is so great! The pose is fantastic, and the highlighting in the skin to show the hint of her rib cage and all~~~ the hair is absolutly amazing! And their expression great. Of course as always you did a really great job on the hands~


[123] Artist: KHatch | Title: The Evil, EVIL Wind | Time: 278 min


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KHatch @ Monday, January 17th 2005, 8:04 AM

Argpoodle loses his hat to the wind in this terrible nightmare.
Taren's idea, I believe.
Enjoy. And yes I know his hand reaching for his hat changes from one cell to the next. Poopie.

(Edited on January 18, 2005, 12:56 am)

Kage Kitsune @ Monday, January 17th 2005, 1:55 PM
XD poor Argpoodle and his dear hat....finish soon!

darkrose @ Tuesday, January 18th 2005, 3:01 AM
aww... poor hat! That's so sweet, though. Argpoodle seems like such a child, really... it must be a hoot playing this game of yours! And another wonderful comic from the mind of the gamer...

Starisan @ Wednesday, January 19th 2005, 8:57 PM
I think that every time I read one of your comics I can't help but mention how great the animation is. Aewee, I feel sorry for him and his nightmare. Your characters are so well developed.

Kage Kitsune @ Thursday, January 20th 2005, 1:28 AM
aww poor argpoodle!! I feel sorry for him! ::comforts:: dreaming he'd lost his hat. The coloring isn't as good on here as it was on your other ones but it's still good. I like his tears best of all.

Chime @ Thursday, January 20th 2005, 3:44 PM
Oh my Gawd, ahhaha,. >D Its so funny

Though the coloring in this one is slightly lesser quality than the previous "comics" , the humor takes the eye away from it ^^

~Kitti-chan

Kaede @ Saturday, January 22nd 2005, 1:04 AM
Awwww Poor Argpoodle. God I love him. I especially love the last box, where hes snuggling his hat. He is just soooo adorable. The backround in the second box also rocks! -admires-

Shakaku @ Monday, January 24th 2005, 9:18 PM
Your back ground textures are so much fun! The way you can use them to help express the mood of the image is so neat! You carry it out so well!

Queen_Godzilla @ Tuesday, March 1st 2005, 7:04 PM
I really have nothing to say about this other than: I love Argpoodle's pants, and I love Argpoodle's facial expressions (Especially in the fourth panel.)


[116] Artist: KHatch | Title: Lai'Rena and Argpoodle | Time: 308 min


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KHatch @ Friday, January 14th 2005, 9:56 AM

She looks nervous, and he looks like he's either planning to do something terribly evil or just did...
Meh. I actually like this art. I LOVE 'Rena's face. 'Poodley needs a bit of work, but I'm going to quit lest I mess up what I already have.
This is dedicated to my boyfriend - my guidance, my love, and the best friend I could ever ask for.
I hope you like it.

kyokurrychan @ Friday, January 14th 2005, 2:02 PM
ahh... kawaii des. ^^ big smiles. hehe; i like the clothing texture

Ren-Tsuna @ Friday, January 14th 2005, 3:53 PM
XD Sweet angry christ I love 'Poodly. =3 They look so sweet together though. LIke they're all "BEST FWENDS FOWEVAH!"

darkrose @ Friday, January 14th 2005, 9:25 PM
wow pretty! I so love your artwork.. the shading is so lovely and the hair is so perfect and hair like, with the little whispy bits. Their expressions are cute, too. Can't quite understand why they're hugging each other, didnt' think they had that close of a relationship based on your previous comics. Beautiful picture, though, and really shows the closeness they have, but more frienship than love I'd think (just based on their expressions).

Verna_Venisa @ Friday, January 14th 2005, 10:43 PM
Aw so kawaii ^_^ I'm amazed at how smooth you make everything look, the first thing i thought of when i saw this picture was "OOOH smooth skin" :D. The bg is really pretty too @_@... fluffy cotton candy clouds of.... candy O_o'''''

catboi incubus mishi @ Saturday, January 15th 2005, 3:11 AM
xDDD I love your work, KHatch. This is so cute, I love the colors, the poses, and the great big smiles! I have to say Poodley looks quite psychotic here. xD;;

Starisan @ Saturday, January 15th 2005, 4:31 AM
awww, that's very sweet although I wonder what is being plotted...to the drawing. I love the contrast between the hair and the dark face and the shadows and highlights are beautiful. I find the eyes interesting (one green and one blue) is it so in real life? The ears look great by the way and so do the teeth, not too much detail but just enough ( I wish I knew how to do that). Great hair too, heh, I like so much of this...Wow, wonderfully rich color on the purple shirt, it feels velvety. The only thing that I am unsure about is how you portrayed the ear showing through the hair but I don't know what suggestion that I would give...maybe make it more sublte..? Like the Background too, yea!

Kage Kitsune @ Saturday, January 15th 2005, 10:52 PM
This is so cute!!!! Rena does look kind of nervouse but I don't think Argpoodle looks that mischeviouse he has more of that "I'm so cute, drow can't even resist meh!" *giggles* I love that sky KHatch it's just so beautiful! I like the see through hair effect tis veddy veddy kewlness!

Chime @ Monday, January 24th 2005, 1:52 PM
Hn.
The over-all picture is fabulous - the facial expression of Lai'Rena, but Arpoogles' looks .... strange. He looks too old O_o

My favorite parts are the hair, and the background. The hair looks so soft, touchable even. And the bacground is life-like - Though it does seem they are standing in front of a pastel painting if I look too hard ^^;;;

Beautiful work, KHatch. Keep it up ^^

~Kitti-chan

Queen_Godzilla @ Tuesday, March 1st 2005, 7:00 PM
Gah, you are getting BETTER and BETTER at digital painting, KHatch. Honestly.

I like how you colored most of the outlines in this one, instead of leaving them all black. It just works so much better, I think. I should start doing it myself. It just makes things more realistic in my eye, that line coloration.

And the texure in the actual coloration and values is really a nice touch. It really adds to the colored lines and makes it even more realistic. I especially love the smooth skin for some reason.

And, wow. Those are some HUGE smiles. I like the poses too. And HOLY HELL, how did you get the hair to fall so nicely? (And the clothes to wrinkle so well?)

Ah, I dunno. I just *REALLY* like this.


[216] Artist: Segzhan | Title: Shaan'Naal, Mooglefied | Time: 203 min


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Segzhan @ Monday, February 21st 2005, 8:17 PM
Hope Kern is not going to kill me for mooglefying one of his char. >.>

No, the timer isn't right. I was doing a lot of things and I let the windows open.

This is a part of an art trade for Starlitdragon. And well, I tought you would all kill me if I made another part of Ruelle Laurier so soon. ;p

Safety save. I had enough trouble cleaning it. But see? Clean and smooth lineart!

krypto @ Monday, February 21st 2005, 9:08 PM
o.o thats just oo cute. *glomps him up*

Tigerhawk @ Monday, February 21st 2005, 9:12 PM
lol cute. You should have his blindfold on the ground next to him. And if you really wanted to push it, try drawing his bow. So far this looks good. Really good. the line art is really good. i really like how the outfit came about.

Little Elf @ Monday, February 21st 2005, 9:20 PM
Aw! he's so cute~ the background is pretty, and I like the 'barely there' wings. I really love his ears. Such cute ears.

Kern @ Monday, February 21st 2005, 9:30 PM
Poor shan, it was already bad that he was turned into a girl over at daydream, now a moogle ;_; I guess i should free him from his pain by offering him death *nod*

Segzhan @ Monday, February 21st 2005, 9:32 PM
Stop that, he's adorable. *pets*
And he's just like me! =D
You realise Starlit would kill you, right? >.>

Prismatic @ Sunday, February 27th 2005, 12:46 AM
Aww! This is darling. I really like his pose. It's all super cute like. The hint of wings coming out of his back is nifty. Almost like a vaypor or something.
His expression is good, and I like your shading. Especially teh green parts of his outfit, and the folds in his tunic. Oh yeah~ his ears are really good.

darkrose @ Sunday, February 27th 2005, 5:42 PM
I've been meaning to comment on this one for a while, he is SOOO CUUUUUTE!!!!! I had never imagined Shan as a mog, but I rather like it. This time the lineart looks MUCH better, and the coloring too... not so dark. His ear is fantastic, so much detail! <.< }>... <{>.> .... *steals* <{^.^}>

Ikena @ Sunday, February 27th 2005, 6:07 PM
Ah he looks so cute!! =3 I love his expression and pose! so adorable!
the bg kinda freaks me out thoo.. too many hearts.. so pink..
hehe dun mind me


[214] Artist: Segzhan | Title: Laurier Street; Second | Time: 49 min


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Segzhan @ Sunday, February 20th 2005, 10:01 PM
Okay, now you must be wondering. What with that Laurier street thing?

Well, it's an art project.Would take a while to explain.

Anyway, this is a one shot. Since I have problems with lineart, I drew lineless.

Well, enjoy and comments!

catboi incubus mishi @ Sunday, February 20th 2005, 10:26 PM
Sorry to tell you, but you're breaking rule #8 - you're only allowed you draw one oekaki a day.

Kern @ Sunday, February 20th 2005, 10:39 PM
I have no memory of being informed about this rule change. So i'll need to talk about it with Toten. So please guys, if someone do 2 pictures in a day, don't spank them. spank them if they don,t comments enough compared to their images count though XD.

krypto @ Sunday, February 20th 2005, 11:56 PM
she's naked! !lol.
I love the hair: it has a very interesting concept (the shades i mean). the wings also have a rather appealing color and position. i actually like this pic. looking forward to see more of your stuff! :D

Harlequin @ Monday, February 21st 2005, 12:49 AM
You know, I like the soft feathery look to those wings, but the body by contrast seems too blurry. Actually everything seems to be too blurry. There's really no depth of field here. The background and the figure are apparently on the same plain...thus background isn't really BACKground. And...her butt...well that's a mighty flat butt. lol Her legs are too straight, thighs tend to have a little bit of a curve to them. I like the idea of this, and the view, since I really love those wings, just some anatomical and technical things that I have problems with really. Other than that GREAT colors. Love that red hair with the muted blues in those wings.

Kern...we get to spank people? When did that happen? No matter! AT LAST MY HOUR HAS COME!!!!!

Segzhan @ Monday, February 21st 2005, 8:40 AM
Well, one of the requiertment of the assignement was that everything had to be blurry like a dream. ;p But thanks for the comments, guys. ^__^

Tigerhawk @ Monday, February 21st 2005, 3:04 PM
I like it blurry. Well if it represents something in a dream what does the picture represent? If it was a dream. The hair came out great. Though it should be a tad bit blurry and the wings more fluffy ^^ . Good job.

Catboi- your enforcing the rules has gone a tad to far. It's NOT for YOU to decide whether it's spamming or not, it's the moderators. The "2 pictures in one day" is on;y considered spamming depending on the content in the picture and/or on how long it took. AND it's also stated it's for the moderators to decide. I comment quite a bit and I still don't get the somments I would like from people. And when I do, they're empty. They're just said. No meaing behind it. Why? because this rule where you can ONLY draw if you have the 5 c=1 p. Sounds good, and SEEMS to work but when I recieve comments I feel they're only commenting so they can draw. I HAVE to comment if i would like to draw on here. I have no other choice. Yes I domment empty comments because I occasionally there are times even I cannot find things to comment on. Sorry guys. Instead of trying to be Mr./Mrs. Nice guy let the mods do there job. What the heck are they here for if you keep doing it for them. I understand you're only trying to help but somethings in order to help we've got to restain ourselves. Trust me I know.

Segzhan @ Monday, February 21st 2005, 4:37 PM
To Tigerhawk;

Yes, it is kinda supposed to be a dream. More the representation of a tought.

The assignement was to choose a story-song, and then we had to try to think like the character. I just represented the fact that the character wanted to fly away that she felt powerless in what was happening to her (this is why she's naked. Vulnerability.) And then, she got her innocence destroyed beause of the darkness of her life.

I translated you the song, so you know the story. ;p

Tigerhawk @ Monday, February 21st 2005, 4:42 PM
Alrighty. Hmmm. I invision her having broken wings, wanting to fly but can't because the pain incapability to. I also invision boney-like claws trying to take her into darkness.

Segzhan @ Monday, February 21st 2005, 4:46 PM
I was planning to do something like that for the third part. :P

windblade @ Monday, February 21st 2005, 8:35 PM
TigerHawk, please, if you want to fight someone, do it by e-mail?
On the drawing: I like the way you blurred the colors on the wings, it gives them a much softer look, like real fluffy feathers instead of drawings of feathers. This works well for the hair too, and maybe for the grass, but the rest of the drawing would benefit from a less blurry look...
Lil tip! You don't have to, but I feel your pictures would have a greater impact if you used less... bright colors. Make them a bit more dramatic by making them less pure, if you see what I mean

Tigerhawk @ Monday, February 21st 2005, 9:06 PM
Who said I was fighting. I was simpling commenting on a problem that I felt was getting out of hand.

Little Elf @ Monday, February 21st 2005, 9:26 PM
The wings, there are feathery. Yeah, I'm just repeating, but they are! The details on her hair and wings are very pretty. Yush.

darkrose @ Sunday, February 27th 2005, 5:37 PM
I really like the lineless one. Her wings look beautifully soft and feathery, and her hair looks just perfect if not a little ragged at the bottom (although most people's hair isn't in pristine condition, so it makes it more realistic). The metal pole is really very well done, and I like the overall feel of the picture. Good job :)

Ikena @ Sunday, February 27th 2005, 6:01 PM
I really like the angle and the wings! so pretty and fluffy!


[211] Artist: Segzhan | Title: Laurier Street | Time: 93 min


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Segzhan @ Sunday, February 20th 2005, 3:28 PM
J'ai vu le jour sans faire expr?s
Y'a environ vingt ans de d'?a
Ma m?re me trouvait laid
Mon p?re, lui, ?tait jamais l?

J'ai eu une enfance heureuse
Entre les bouteilles de whisky
Et les valiums si pr?cieuses
Achet?es ? rabais dans' pharmacies

J'avais pas beaucoup d'amis
J'd?m?nageais trop souvent
J'ai grandi sans faire de bruit
Pour pas emmerder mes parents

Mon p?re ?tait un homme fier
Y voulait pas que ma m?re soit forte
Pour qu'?a marche ? sa mani?re
Y'a passait au travers d'la porte

J'ai r?v? plus d'une fois d'?tre fort
D'?tre grand comme une maison
Pour le lever d'un seul bras
L'brisant en deux su'a table du salon

Ma m?re vivait ?a tranquillement
En faisant semblant de l'aimer
Angoiss?e tout en sachant
Qu'y allait revenir pour son p?ch?

Elle fermait les yeux doucement
Pendant qu'y'a prenait par les cheveux
Y'a faisait mettre ? genoux devant le divan
Pour assouvir ses instincts vicieux

Mercredi soir apr?s le hockey
J'va attendre mon p?re chez l'vieux Dugas
Quand y va prendre la ruelle Laurier
Va m'arranger pour qu'y en sorte pas.

For those who can read french, good. For the others, well, try to get it translated.

I'll finish soon. Not feeling at my best now.

Segzhan @ Sunday, February 20th 2005, 4:19 PM
N ow finished. Enjoy.

catboi incubus mishi @ Sunday, February 20th 2005, 4:59 PM
Ah, you edited it.
Neeever mind, then.

(Edited on February 21, 2005, 12:37 am)

catboi incubus mishi @ Sunday, February 20th 2005, 7:50 PM
Time for a real comment, huzzah! Well, since I don't know French, I'm not even going to bother with that. ^^; The first thing that struck me about this image is the thick and somewhat sloppy lineart - I think it would have looked better if the lineart were thin and sloppy, or thick and clean, like it is in her shoulder and arm area. I don't much like the bold green background, it doesn't go well with her red and black outfit to me. O: I really like the shading on her socks and her skirt, the plaid looks really good. :DDD The perspective on the table and mirror seem slightly off, but I can't say how. I like the added in wings. ;]

Verna_Venisa @ Monday, February 21st 2005, 12:08 PM
This is very pretty, i like the concept quite a bit. However, the table seems rather ackward looking to me. If this was a real table, it would be slanting downward toward us ((as cool as that would be)) ><; It also looks like the table would be morphing into the wall, because of the lack of ground-ness. Other than that though it looks great. I like her skirt, the plaid is cute ^^

Prismatic @ Monday, February 21st 2005, 1:33 PM
This is really quiet pretty. Wonderful job on the pose!~ And I really like how you carried the shadows through out the picture. Her outfit is really pretty and I like the slope to her wings. Even the image in the mirror seems to line up well. I have to agree that perhaps the table seems a bit awkward however.
I really like what you do with the shading. It brings a lot of depth to the picture~ Almost ready to get a translator so I can read your quote.

Segzhan @ Monday, February 21st 2005, 5:00 PM
Funny people likes the clothing. In that assignement, we had to draw ourselves as the main character of the story-song (see my second picture for explanations of the project). So it is me, with my clothes. ;p

darkrose @ Saturday, February 26th 2005, 10:42 PM
Well the coloring is definitely improving. I like the plaid skirt, it's very nice. The lineart bothers me, I'll be honest... but maybe you can do your regular thick scribbled lineart and then start a new layer over the top and just go over it in a thin, solid line? That might clean it up a lot, because your skill is obviously there.

Ikena @ Sunday, February 27th 2005, 5:55 PM
I cant read it, tho the pic is nice.
The perspective seems a bit off tho it kinda suits the mood of the pic. I must say that I ove her skirt =3


[210] Artist: catboi incubus mishi | Title: Piggy Back Ride! <3 | Time: 317 min


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catboi incubus mishi @ Sunday, February 20th 2005, 11:59 AM
These are my and Windy's ninjas, Takeshi - the demon - and Chiaki, the angel. Chiaki wanted a piggyback ride, and Takeshi obliged. x)
All done. Enjoy! (:

(Edited on February 21, 2005, 12:36 am)

Segzhan @ Sunday, February 20th 2005, 4:21 PM
Really good so far. Can't wait to see it finished! ^_^

Segzhan @ Sunday, February 20th 2005, 10:03 PM
Now that it's finished, I can affirm this is definitly cute. :3

Ghislain WildCat @ Monday, February 21st 2005, 12:27 AM
Hehe! That's kinda cute! Also, you did a good job with the coloring and lighting! ^w^ Especially the coloring.

Oh! And the background's pretty nice too! I like those littel lines and dots. ^w^

Karasu @ Monday, February 21st 2005, 1:31 AM
<3333333 I LUB THIS!!!! you always seem to pick the pefect color scheme, which makes me want to kill you. : D but! The meshy shirt is uber cool, and I jut totallly dig the way you have him carrying her. Hijm. Her carrying him her. her him. ...yes. *ahem* but. luv it. <3

catboi incubus mishi @ Monday, February 21st 2005, 12:17 PM
XD They're both boys, Karasu. You silly thing. <3 And don't pester me about my good lighting - you taught me everything I know about lighting! XD

Prismatic @ Monday, February 21st 2005, 1:30 PM
Aww, this is so cute. They look like they're having a great time~ I really like their expressions and outfits. And your hands are always really great~

Little Elf @ Monday, February 21st 2005, 9:22 PM
Weeeeeeee! Mishi it's adorable! The wings are cute. X3 You draw such pretty pictures, and hands. Gotta love the hands. XD

Amary-chan @ Thursday, February 24th 2005, 8:42 AM
i like the soft details in the background. the shading seems very light but your figures are well done

Sumi @ Thursday, February 24th 2005, 12:15 PM
Cute character designs to both of you. Awesome folds in the sleeves and that little wing is the coolest. XD *poke*

windblade @ Saturday, February 26th 2005, 6:41 PM
Iaaa, Chiaki is sinfully cute! I have a feeling Takeshi's not going to take him where the boy intended first... and they're going to end up in the eeevil black ninja's bedroom!

darkrose @ Saturday, February 26th 2005, 10:40 PM
Heheh, cute! The background is great, the texture is great, the coloring is (as always) fantastic. I love your style, it's so different and amusing. The angel's legs look a little off to me, like they're too high or something, and the cloth on his shorts could use some more wrinkles, but I still really like it. Your hands though... grr, your hands. I wish I could draw hands like that..

Ikena @ Sunday, February 27th 2005, 5:54 PM
Wah they are so cute! I love their poses! and expressions =3 they are cute!


[208] Artist: Prismatic | Title: Zatara | Time: 128 min


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Prismatic @ Thursday, February 17th 2005, 10:03 PM
Zatara, playing with her spells as usual. She loves dragonflies.~

(Edited on February 18, 2005, 5:14 am)

Sumi @ Sunday, February 20th 2005, 10:37 AM
Beautiful flow of the hair. The bright green you used for the dragonflies gives it sort of a dreamlike feel with the smokey background.

krypto @ Monday, February 21st 2005, 12:01 AM
i think this pic is the nicest elf pic i've seen here so far. lol, love the hair, so evil and glossy. hehehe :D

catboi incubus mishi @ Monday, February 21st 2005, 12:18 PM
Very cute image, I like her soft hair quite a bit. :] I like the little bugs flying around, they're really adorable.

Segzhan @ Monday, February 21st 2005, 4:54 PM
Wow..

Pretty lights and magic effects. You rendered the luminosity pretty well. And the hair is beautiful. Pretty piece of art you got here. =)

Little Elf @ Tuesday, February 22nd 2005, 7:33 PM
This is very pretty. Her hair looks great with the littel details with the lighting and stuff. The little fire/dragonflies?? are nice with their greeness. The little trails they leave are pretty. If you were going for the blurry effect, I think you should've used the watercolor tool for her eyes. They kinda stand out. I like your signature at the bottom! I's all prettyful... XD Nice job.

darkrose @ Saturday, February 26th 2005, 10:37 PM
I always love how soft your shading is, even when things get a little wonky in the lineart and anatomy areas your pictures are ALWAYS pleasant to look at just because of how well they flow. The hair is gorgeous, I love how it spills out over her arms and the ground, and the little glowy magic bits are very cool indeed. Her expression is soft and amused, which fits perfectly, and the background is just the right texture and color to really bring it all together. Wonderful job.

Ikena @ Sunday, February 27th 2005, 5:51 PM
how cute! I really like her hair and the softness of the picture over all =3


[207] Artist: Angelcide | Title: Shadows at Dusk | Time: 166 min


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Angelcide @ Wednesday, February 16th 2005, 8:49 AM
Hi there!
I'm new, and this is my char Angelus.
(I named her looonnng befoe buffy too...*sigh*)
Anyway, I was trying to make it look as though she was blending with the shadows.
Comments, Critiques, Thoughts?
Thanks muchly!

(Edited on February 16, 2005, 11:51 am)

catboi incubus mishi @ Thursday, February 17th 2005, 1:31 AM
First of all, welcome to the board! Very interesting character, but what first struck me was how the background clashed with her - I don't like the use of orange for the background, it doesn't look good with her red hair. Perhaps it could have worked better with a red, and a darker shade of grey. Now for the figure - Angelus, yes? Anyway, I have to say, her cloak, outfit, and the stone she's kneeling on all melt together too much. I would have suggested slightly different shades for at least the rock, perhaps a lighter grey, or even with a brownish tinge. Now for her face, it has a masculine feel to it, I think because it's so oval-like. I probably wouldn't have known she was a woman had you not said it in the description, and I really had to look close for her breasts. (Wow, that sounds perverted~) Her .. artificial eye, I'm assuming, is quite interesting, I like the black marks running down her cheek. I especially like the shading on her gloves, it really suggests a shiny leather, although that component is missing from the rest of her outfit. That's a mighty difficult pose you did, and you pulled it off quite well. I think her feet look bit, and lack the detail the rest of her clothes have. As for her cloak, like I said earlier, it melts in with the rest of her outfit, and doesn't stand out much. I like how you gave it highlights near the top, you probably could have given it more on the lower part of her cloak, as well. Finally, her hair. I really like how it's flowing in the way that it is, although I would have opted for a light light shade of red, a pink as a substitute for the white highlights. They seem too harsh to me.
But. This is a very very good first submission, and I really look forward to more of your work. (:

(Edited on February 17, 2005, 2:12 am)

Angelcide @ Thursday, February 17th 2005, 4:05 AM
thanks very much =D
I was trying to get her to look like she was blending with the shadows...ANy advice on how to achieve that look properly??

darkrose @ Thursday, February 17th 2005, 7:40 PM
I have to say this is really excellent. The crouching pose is beautifully done, the shading is fantastic, her hair is pretty and swirly. She looks like an assassin <{^.^}> So welcome to the board! It's lovely, fantasy themed, well drawn, over the time limit, and generally wonderful. Congrats! Not many new people get a grasp of the rules on their first try.

Prismatic @ Thursday, February 17th 2005, 8:58 PM
Hmm. I think this is really well done, especially for your first submission!~
Welcome to the board~
Her pose is excellent, as has been said before. You even got the hands correct. something I'm horrible with. Let's see.. Her outfit is really nifty. And as has been stated the shine on her arm thins is really well done, making it my favorite part of her outfit.
Now.. for blending into the shadows this definatly wasn't a bad start~ I think adding more shading of dark as it gets farther away from the light would of helped with the depth of the shadows. So.. you could sort of start with the grey that's on her pants and end in an almost blacky charcoal color in the left corner of her cloak and shadows. Wow, hope that made sense.
The only thing that seems off to me is the highlighting of her hair. Her hair is really pretty, and the swirly parts of it are groovy... but in the shadows there probably wouldn't be highlights. At least not all the way down where the rest of her is in the shadows. I could be wrong though.
I like the background. It looks almost as though she's hiding in the shadows of a fence or something, with light shining through.

catboi incubus mishi @ Friday, February 18th 2005, 9:21 AM
Well, my suggestion would be to have quite a bit less orange and more grey/black - or at least, like I said earlier, substitute red for the orange. I think the background probably isn't suited for a 'disappearing into the shadows' deal, it reminds me more of a room with holes in the ceiling, and light is pouring through. Which, actually, is really cool. XD Maybe nest time you draw her, you could have her in a dark alleyway, or in the midst of trees. Make her more shadow than substance. :)

Segzhan @ Sunday, February 20th 2005, 10:04 PM
Pratty. ^__^

Amary-chan @ Thursday, February 24th 2005, 8:40 AM
you have some lovely shading on the armbands, you should continue that throughout the rest of the image. shading helps the figure look more dimensional

Ikena @ Sunday, February 27th 2005, 5:50 PM
Welcome!
Very nice pic, I must admit that at first I thought she was a guy, dunno why.. but then noticed one of her boobs.. =3
I really like her pose and the flowing of her hair.


[218] Artist: Segzhan | Title: Morrowind: Dynx. | Time: 102 min


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Segzhan @ Tuesday, February 22nd 2005, 6:55 PM
Will finish later.

krypto @ Tuesday, February 22nd 2005, 9:29 PM
o.o cant wait to see this colored, looks totaly awesome. ^^ you have a gift for lineart :D

windblade @ Tuesday, February 22nd 2005, 10:35 PM
sorry to say this, but there are a few anatomical mistakes and it'd be better to correct them before you start coloring, mmh? =p The legs are much too long for the body, and the pose (at hip-level) seems extremely uncomfortable... From the torso up, though, it's a very good start! Will comment more when you're done.

Tigerhawk @ Wednesday, February 23rd 2005, 12:55 AM
i think it's her head that makes everything unporportionate, to small... her right arm is to short, and the legs are to spread out. Stilt legs ^^ *cough* I love you Segz ^^ ...no not that way...
maybe I could comment it more on MSNMess if you have time

Amary-chan @ Thursday, February 24th 2005, 8:37 AM
so far it looks good, although the legs are wonky. she looks like she's falling backwards. if you straighten out her right leg she would take more of a stance. keep going, i'm sure it's going to be great when its done

Segzhan @ Thursday, February 24th 2005, 4:56 PM
Since I'm here to improve, I've read your comment and made a revised version of the lineart. I'll finish it as soon as I can.

Amary-chan @ Thursday, February 24th 2005, 5:52 PM
i hope i didn't hurt your feelings, i want you to grow as an artist too. the legs and stance are excellent now, her attitude really shows.

Segzhan @ Thursday, February 24th 2005, 6:20 PM
Naw, no problem, I'm on that board to get critics, so I can improve. ^^

catboi incubus mishi @ Saturday, February 26th 2005, 3:29 PM
Looks great so far, the pose is pretty good. :] This reminds me a lot of one of the characters by Ian McConville, the artist of MacHall comic - www.machall.com X3

Segzhan @ Saturday, February 26th 2005, 8:00 PM
I know, I downloaded the Mog specie he made. ^^

catboi incubus mishi @ Saturday, February 26th 2005, 8:34 PM
I thought so! I especially look forward to this being finished. x)

darkrose @ Sunday, February 27th 2005, 5:46 PM
?....??....???..... *giggle* Someone's been playing Morrowind XD. I love the mog mod.. and this is a fantastic beginning. The lineart is really well done, and the anatomy of the mog is fantastic. I can even recognize most of the armor from the game... *sigh* It was a terrible addiction but I sought help and am over it now. Heh, now I play WORLD OF WARCRAFT!!! MUAHAHAHA!!! *ahem* Right, so grand job, finish soon and all that rot. <{^ ^}>


[201] Artist: Ghislain WildCat | Title: "realistic" Loki pic for windy. ^w^ | Time: 159 min


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Ghislain WildCat @ Monday, February 14th 2005, 8:54 PM
Finished! Yaaaay! ^w^

Well, this is my first oekaki pic where I use my \"realist\" drawing style. Even though I don't master it as well as I do with pencil, I must say this is one of my best oekaki pic in my opinion. ^w^

Oh! And the character's Loki, one of windy's character who's also one of my favorite of her's. ^w^ Prepare to be HADOKENED by his magic! XD

Oh! And I really hope you like it windy! ^w^

(Edited on February 15, 2005, 3:21 am)

KHatch @ Tuesday, February 15th 2005, 5:40 AM
The shading on the red parts of the outfit are very well done, so clothy to me.
I love it! Nice to see your work, Ghis.

windblade @ Thursday, February 17th 2005, 3:49 AM
woah. You really made a big effort for the shading and the highlights! All the folds in Loki's robe are AMAZING! That fireball looks pretty cool too! (Is it me, or is the side of his hat catching fire? =p wouldn't surprise me, it'd be Loki's style!)

Thanks a lot, Ghis!

Ghislain WildCat @ Thursday, February 17th 2005, 1:44 PM
*to windy* Well, It's more like the fireball reflecting on the hat than anything... but seeing it your way, it's true that this little lighting effect could be turned into his hat starting to catch fire. XD

Bad windy! You managed to turn one of my rare serious pics into a humorous one! XD

darkrose @ Thursday, February 17th 2005, 5:31 PM
ooh, is fantastic! Beautiful job with the folds in the cloth, and details like stiching are important! Everything looks really great especially lineart wise. My only comment would be a lack of contrast between shaded and lit areas... fire has a nasty habit of throwing darker than normal shadows and bright orange/yellow highlights... you've got the highlights down pat, all that's missing are the black spots. Still, it's excellent work, and it's good to see your art again. <{^ ^}>

Prismatic @ Thursday, February 17th 2005, 9:04 PM
Very nice pose. I am especially fond of the clothing and hat. Ths shading and highlights are magnificant. And the details to it are wonderful.. such as the stitching.
The face was well done and looks rather proportional. As well as the hands~
I like how the background is blurred bringing more focus to him.~

krypto @ Monday, February 21st 2005, 12:03 AM
i can't see anything wrong with the individual you drew. The bg is nice too. lol, good job, nice use of colors and great proportions.

Karasu @ Monday, February 21st 2005, 1:35 AM
wow, the first think that caught my eye about this picture is the wonderful and intricated coloring/lighting/shading on the skirt! I think it was dont just -perfectly-, however i think that the shading on the face could use a little more contrast, as well as the wand (the wand jewel seems to stand out too much and the stick part of it doesnt seem to stand out at all) I can see you put a lot of effort into the clothing so I give you that credit!

<3

Ikena @ Sunday, February 27th 2005, 5:42 PM
Ah! I really like the pose and his expression =3


[200] Artist: Jennifer, The Blue Narian | Title: Love Notes | Time: 199 min


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Jennifer, The Blue Narian @ Monday, February 14th 2005, 5:16 AM

It was supose to be Lei, the boy version of me (can be viewed here: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/5677870/ ), but after I did the face and started on the hair, I realized it looked nothing like him.

So I played with it some more and realized... it was Nicholas!

Your all familiar wit my Christmas Angel Noel (can be seen here: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/13726884/ ), well this is his rencarnation, the very Americain, Garfield loveing, Angelic Librarian turned Guardian Angel. This is a MUCH younger version of him. Go here to see an old 1997 version of him: http://www.angelfire.com/art/ryuyujin/Nicho.html

He's giveing all of Drowkaki little valintine notes because thats how I view V-Day... a time to make everyone smile any way I can!

HAPPY VALINTIMES DAY DROWKAKI!!!

(Edited on February 14, 2005, 11:33 pm)

catboi incubus mishi @ Tuesday, February 15th 2005, 1:05 AM
Awesome image, Jenn! I always always love your images, and this is no exception. I love the lack of lineart, and the angel's happy expression. x3
Happy Valentine's day! :D

Phyr @ Tuesday, February 15th 2005, 2:30 AM
Wow. this is really really cool! i love the angel and your coloring style. ^_^ great job. ^_^

darkrose @ Tuesday, February 15th 2005, 4:28 AM
Whee! Pretty! I love your shading style so much... it's always so clean and nifty, and this has such an amazing sense of flow to it. So happy!

KHatch @ Tuesday, February 15th 2005, 5:43 AM
The linelessness of this is wonderful! I'm in love with those pants, in particular.
Great perspective and shading and everything!

Prismatic @ Thursday, February 17th 2005, 9:07 PM
I agree with your views on valentine's day. That day.. at least I should say earlier in the day I had all the people I care about come over and cooked a big meal for them and gave them all a card~
I really like this picture. He has such a nifty pose. And of course your use of solid shading is amazing! And lineless. Really this is fantastic.
I really like his expression and his shoes! They're both rather detailed. and the coloring in his wings is great.

windblade @ Saturday, February 19th 2005, 10:59 AM
As always, your work is really, really cool-looking! You have a great understanding of fabrics physics, the folds look great, and the way his shirts is blowing around really gives the impression of movement and "falling"... Happy valentine's day (late!)

(Hee, he must have the same hairdresser as Northe!)

Karasu @ Monday, February 21st 2005, 1:33 AM
OH my gosh, this is so beautiful for having almost no black line art here. Not that it's a requirement for beauty, but it shows a skill that few can perfect...and I think you're pretty darned close to perfection here. I love how you captured the motion, honestly, I think it's just fabulous. I think that the hand (and I know its really hard to do that perspective for a hand) needs a LITTLE work, it seems a little out of proportion for the perspective. But. You know. Whatever you think, you be the artist! otherwise, I think you did a spectacular job here and I really like this as a fav of yours!

Verna_Venisa @ Monday, February 21st 2005, 12:12 PM
This is so awesome *o*! Your style is so original and fun *stares*

Amary-chan @ Thursday, February 24th 2005, 8:41 AM
love your style, great use of block coloring. the pose and composition are set up very well as well

Crest @ Friday, February 25th 2005, 6:53 PM
Love the design of the image. The wings are really nicely drawn out and I think the hair looks awesome. The flow of the shirt is nicely protrayed and I adore the way you colored the image with the lack of some lineart. I like the shoe. XD


[46] Artist: celestial crou | Title: Breath of Fire.... | Time: 241 min


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celestial crou @ Tuesday, December 28th 2004, 3:07 AM
OH how my beloved game series came to the GBA and how i wish i bought it.... For christmas came and went and there was no Breath of fire in my stocking....for ALL game stores were sold out.... *sigh* LET THE HUNT BEGIN! I shall have you my Ryu!

So .....how did your christmas go? Get everything you wanted?

AnimeCanuck @ Tuesday, December 28th 2004, 3:14 AM
I've never played Breath of Fire... I also didn't get everything I wanted. I meant to go out to get Burnout 3: Takedown for the PS2 with some Christmas money, but it's also sold out everywhere (and more than I thought. I didn't realize it was a new release) so I hope I can still find it used at the rental store for $40.

He has a nice happy expression. Those are really dark, thick lines for his eyes. Also, is that a scar or a tattoo on his forehead. Are you going to colour this?

Rigga Mortis @ Tuesday, December 28th 2004, 3:56 AM
Your style is really defined, Crou. :D My only nit-pick is that the size of the eyes distorts the shape of the face/head on the left (our right, his left) side. Otherwise, that is a really cute nose, and I like the shape of the mouth and teeth. I really want to see this all coloured.

Skittles-chan @ Tuesday, December 28th 2004, 4:03 AM
The eyes are pretty cool, but it seems a little awkward on the left, like it comes out too much. I could tell almost instantly who it was though =3 I've played all of the BoF games except this most recent one. The first few are great.

AnimeCanuck @ Tuesday, December 28th 2004, 5:01 AM
Ooooh! Nice hair! And a skull-ish dragon in the background. Finish! Finish! ^^

Darkrose @ Tuesday, December 28th 2004, 6:29 AM
ooh cool! I love that dragon... fantastic. I got something this Christmas that's been on my list for a few years: the 120 SET OF PRISMACOLOR PENCILS! MUAHAHA!!! *does the happy pencil dance* I've already completed two pieces with them, one just for fun and to try them out and the other a nice commission piece. I'll put them on DA when I get them scanned (which is my 'personal website' in my profile thingy that pops up when you click on my name <{^.^}>) Anyway, yeah. Exciting. Oh, and lovely pic... *as I remember what the point of commenting is* lalala.

Ghislain WildCat @ Tuesday, December 28th 2004, 7:57 AM
Oooh! Izzat Ryu from Breath of fire 2? ^w^ Very god job on the sunset background! I love the colors you used in it! And you also did nicely with the solids.
But maybe you shouldn't have made his eyes so big. ^w^; It seems like it deforms his face a bit. *prepares to receive any pointy object thrown in my direction*

celestial crou @ Tuesday, December 28th 2004, 11:27 AM
-Ghislain WildCat You know....if you really want to torture someone you dont use pointy objects....you use blunt or dull objects and salt. Perhaps lemon or ham juice.... LOL...

NO really. NOw that you mention it his face does seem a bit akward. But because my drawing style literly revolves around the eyes i think it was the face itself that is perhaps too small? Donno...this is not a question one should ponder at 6:30 in the morning.

*Throws cookies at Ghislain WildCat. * Thankyou for the advise!

Shamdu @ Tuesday, December 28th 2004, 12:57 PM
Wow, pretty!! The background is really well drawn, you conveyed the atmosphere very well, and the dragon is pretty.~<3

Totenmaske @ Tuesday, December 28th 2004, 7:52 PM
I was withholding on commenting on this image last night crou, simply because I didn?t know if you were truly finished with the image ? yeah I know rather silly of me ? but I personally liked the way it was coming out so I didn?t feel it would be ?just? if I made a full comment on an unfinished piece. What is interesting, only to me I suppose ? because I used to be a fan of the Breath of Fire series (was, mainly because after awhile of the same characters being reintroduced in each new game, a few new characters, but the same main who never seemed to develop over the series ? I began to feel cheated) is the fact that I didn?t know they put a cross type scar on his forehead, but apparently they thought that was an interesting thing to put into the GBA version. Which tempts me to go out and purchase it, if I can find it.

Other than that, I must agree you did an exceptional job overall ? even though the face has been said by a few to be a little off mainly because of the result of the eyes, I personally think this is one of the more recent images of yours that I personally like a lot. The background, particularly the sunset with the sense of dark foreboding clouds really is crafted rather nicely and the colours are very well blended to give a wonderful effect. The sea itself is adequate but really nicely carried by the slight reflection of the clouds and lighting.

I personally like the fact that you depended upon thin line work in this image for the two focal points in the canvas (the dragon form of Ryu and Ryu himself). I think the overall colouring and line art in Ryu is more polished though, mainly because I see a little colour bleeding in the dragon?s eyebrow as well as the yellow highlights seem a little to vibrant, generally it would be really nice to see some sense of texture ? though personally I think you were going for that fine cel-shading look overall. I do like the dragon; don?t get me wrong, I just feel that it isn?t as polished as Ryu.

Now I know you have heard a few negatives about Ryu?s face and the setup of his eyes, well the overly large sense of the eyes and the odd sense of spacing on the face. But to be truthful, the overall effect isn?t as overpowering as it has been made out to be. I personally like the overall look of him ? even the little detail of the cross scar that Capcom has recently introduced on his forehead. The skin and the clothing are fantastically coloured in my opinion ? the eyes are a little odd only in the sense of colouring approach compared to the rest of the character. The line art is fantastic, and the overall look of the eyes remind me somewhat of how Harlequin crafts them, which is a compliment btw. The colouring itself is very nice overall though in Ryu and that is what seems to make the image ? the fact that you put a lot of work in getting a sense of shading on the face and clothing brings everything to life. I particularly like the way you rendered the lower lip cress, but it is carried on in the slight colouring ? as if it fades away realistically from the line art point into colour. But that?s just me. Overall fantastic image crou, and I do hope you get a chance to own Breath of Fire.

KHatch @ Tuesday, December 28th 2004, 8:19 PM
I like the semisolid shading, and I LOVE the background. The lineart is pretty and the anime type face is well done. Yeah, the eyes are a little buggy but the way you made them is good, so I'm gonna ignore that.
Nice. =)

Kage Kitsune @ Tuesday, December 28th 2004, 10:15 PM
::pets the draggy:: skeee!! I've never even heard of Breath of Fire before so...yeah ^_^;;; I like the big stormy clouds ^_^ and his eyes!

Ikena @ Tuesday, December 28th 2004, 11:03 PM
How nice!
Im happy you got what you wanted =3
lately i've been reading DNAngel, its eye stile reminds me of yours =3

LunarMnM2004 @ Wednesday, December 29th 2004, 5:32 PM
Dragons rule! YAY!
The backgrounds neat looks like its stormy!

Skittles-chan @ Thursday, December 30th 2004, 9:26 AM
This looks really great now that it's finished ^^ I really, really love the water in the background; it's a little more realistic than bright blue or green. The sky looks very cool too, especially how the light is sort of seeping into the dark, like there's some kind of fire-storm type thing going on. The one thing that bothers me is how Ryu's hair is shaded solid, and nearly everything else in the image is watercoloured (which has enough various colours that I didn't even notice until just now.) But really overall, this looks fantastic ^^

oni shi @ Sunday, January 2nd 2005, 12:56 AM
ahh they eyes i simply love them, there is nothing that i can point out that hasnt been pointed out already i love the solidness of the forground and the softness of the background

AnimeCanuck @ Sunday, January 2nd 2005, 5:04 PM
Oooh it's done! *GASP!!!* I LOOOOVE the background!

So pretty, Crou!!! ^^

Kamourian King @ Monday, January 3rd 2005, 11:58 AM
woah, i love the dragon and BG, but the human .... well the eyes are too big, making the head look acward...

kyokurrychan @ Sunday, January 30th 2005, 6:54 AM
aw! awesome!!!! <3 cool dragon. me want one.

krypto @ Wednesday, February 23rd 2005, 7:53 PM
awesome job, i can't see anything wrong with this picture, everything is so pretty!! ^^


[180] Artist: Segzhan | Title: Ydrah'Ska | Time: 243 min


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Segzhan @ Friday, February 4th 2005, 2:14 AM
Wow, is the timer right? *pokes*

Anyway, yesh, another sketch. This one is my Drow character, Ydrah'Ska. When she was young, she got attacked by a monster. The creature drove her totally insane and ripped half of her face. Her family, hoping she might recover one day, casted a guadian (her hair changing in snake) to look over her. Sadly, she became more and more crazy, and killed her whole family.

Q: Another sketch?
A: Huh, yeah, I wanted to see if I could try something with the layers, and it worked. ^-^

Q: But still, you have two unfinished sketches.
A: I, huh,... Know. Your point?

Q: You're just a procrastinator who can't finish her pics!!! Sue you!
A: Yes, I love you too. Now, go play with a misfunctionnal lawnmover. (thanks to Shas-o for that one. ^_^).

Anyway, comment are always welcome!

Tigerhawk @ Friday, February 4th 2005, 2:49 AM
YAY!!!! You DID come! This is coming out great! Finish IT!!!

Totenmaske @ Friday, February 4th 2005, 6:19 AM
Well to quote you directly:
Q: But still, you have two unfinished sketches.
A: I, huh,... Know. Your point?

Totenmaske A: Well see the point is this, it is seen as spamming the board ? see rule 9 of Drowkaki. This is your first warning on this issue ? I am going to give you time to refine this image as well as finish the first image on the board ? if you have any trouble with either you can always email me and I?ll be happy to help. But really you should finish an image that you begin, especially since the first one can be considered gift art to Kern. Now that being said I have to agree I like the overall look of your images so far ? if you went over and refined your line art to something smoother it would be really impressive.
Btw this image is under the time limit of a minimum of 30 min ? yeah by two min, but still just have to inform you of that.

Now overall the expression of this character is fantastically rendered I really like the way you rendered the ears and well the hand gesture is very nice ? but like I have said it seems to need some refining. The colouring with this image, which I hope you will get around to ? especially after I have given you an official warning ? can be really interesting especially around the ?eye attachment. The snake is a nice touch btw ? btw the hair, you can experiment if you want to try to get an individual strand look with the application when you go to colour ? some people use highlight and burn tools. Just a little helpful info?

Now just finish your first image and then this ? and don?t forget to comment.

catboi incubus mishi @ Friday, February 4th 2005, 2:18 PM
Exactly, what Toten said. When you submit unfinished sketches, they push down other images that have been worked on a lot longer, and thus resulting in those images getting less comments. I think it would be wise for you to go over the rules once more, because this lackadaisical attitude you have about them isn't doing you any favors and also makes you look rude.

(Edited on February 4, 2005, 2:21 pm)

Segzhan @ Friday, February 4th 2005, 10:37 PM
Sorry, I didn't knew it was a rule.

I make public apologizes. ;.;

celestial crou @ Friday, February 4th 2005, 11:36 PM
!!!!! El/ Ella es muy loco!!!!!!!!!!! LOL. This is quite sketchy indeed. You have a lot of detail that beggs for color. I cant wait to see it done.

Kari Maxwell @ Saturday, February 5th 2005, 12:25 AM
Looks nice. Colour it? Might look even better if you did. Yay.

Karasu @ Tuesday, February 8th 2005, 12:46 AM
wooooooo CREEPY

Karasu @ Tuesday, February 8th 2005, 12:48 AM
accidentally hit enter -_- *ahem* So! I liket his a lot! I hope that you color it because it seems a little hard to gaze at for too long just because of all the sharp lines....I think it also would be way better colored! *hint* ^_~

Segzhan @ Saturday, February 12th 2005, 3:24 PM
Now FINISHED!

Well, I have the joy to tell you that this is a collab account. I do the lineart, and the amazing Tigerhawk take care of the coloring. ^__^ Leave comments!

Tigerhawk @ Sunday, February 13th 2005, 6:01 AM
Well now that you told them that I colored it, no one's going to comment on it...because I colored it *rolls eyes and gives a short smirk*

Ikena @ Sunday, February 13th 2005, 4:22 PM
The huge glass eye thinguie creeps me out (and reminds me of Mad Eye Moody from HP)
I like her normal eye and the fact that she is insane!

krypto @ Monday, February 21st 2005, 4:04 PM
holy shit, freaky dude on my screen with a crazy look in his eye. ohhhh... it's just a picture. heh, nice work, love the conept of this freakshly scary dude. the ye is amazing and has an artistic touch to it. nice job. :D


[184] Artist: darkrose | Title: Mother of Night | Time: 129 min


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darkrose @ Sunday, February 6th 2005, 3:57 AM
Right, well I\'ll get back to this probably tomorrow. It\'s gaming night, time to take off... but I didn\'t want to lose what I had. This will eventually be the Dark Goddess Loriana from my world, I haven\'t yet decided if she\'s wearing a mask or if she\'s just adjusted her face to be metallic <{^.^}>. Any comments or helpful tips would be appreciated now while I still have room to change things!

Yay! Done! Took a rather different turn than I had expected... but I did her hair and then the stars just begged to be put in, and it kind of went from there. So yah, any comments helpful. Loriana, Goddess of Darkness and Mother of Night.

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olsie @ Sunday, February 6th 2005, 5:35 AM
Holy crap! Very very nice; the colors of the shades and highlights are perfect so far! :D

Starisan @ Monday, February 7th 2005, 3:17 PM
Great on the coloring, I could believe that it is her real face...If you think of it in terms of dawn being young and new, rebirth and night being the final stage of a day. I like the stars in her hair, my only comment would be that the day looks a little too bright to be heading into evening.

Karasu @ Tuesday, February 8th 2005, 12:41 AM
wow! How creative! I really love this, a lot! Since i live in new mexico, I should say that this is very southwestern themed. : ) you did a good job here on the shadng, but I think the eyes could have used a little more depth....the sunset is just gorgeous though! and I love the stars in the hair : )

Cai @ Tuesday, February 8th 2005, 11:11 PM
The metallic look of the mask/face is very very nice, though the shift from blue to gray to blue (forehead/upper face to lower face to chin) is a bit awkward. The night sky in her hair looks beautiful, though.

Her eyes also seem a bit unfocused for some reason. But overall, I'm impressed - I couldn't do something with watercolors like this. ^.^

Totenmaske @ Friday, February 11th 2005, 5:20 AM
Just to let you know darkrose, I?ve archived this image last night simply because I was really impressed with the overall look of this ? sorry about not getting to commenting in a timely fashion though. That being said I must say the reason I really like this image, is the fact that she reminds me of the ?Robot? in Fritz Lang?s Metropolis. There was a comment I thought, that said something about the way the transition of the faces blue seemed a little off ? but I don?t see it now for some reason, but I have to agree that there seems to be that kind of effect ? plus the eye seems a little out of proportion on the ?dawn/sunset? side of the canvas which gives it a rather wonky look mainly due to that eye. But still that does not mean that this image is anything other than exceptional.

That being said, I really like the overall look of the skyline, especially the nice cloud work is rather realistic with the way you have eased the overall look? not concentrating on fluffy clouds you seem to go with the more subtle indication of wispy work, which in my eye seems more realistic. The little sunlight rays are nice, as well. Frankly the image itself is impressive in this area more than anything else.

I also like the fact of the stars in her hair, truly come across as the coming of night. Everything seems to work wonderfully, except for the wonky aspect the eyes bring to the table not to mention that the more I look at it, the red lips seem to be a little too much colour for the scene ? taking away somewhat of the feel overall on canvas. But this I personally think is just my preference ? if you did the lips and eyes as you did the face (with that skin effect) I think the actual sense of transposing the two elements of night and day could have been brought further into the end product. But overall this is a fantastic image darkrose, hope to see more of the same attention to detail of the skyline as well as the face in general in your future images!

Prismatic @ Friday, February 11th 2005, 9:16 PM
This is a really beautiful piece of art. I'm loving it. Your use of color is so marvelous.
I really like the way it seems she's rolling in the night as the sun sets. Sort of reminds me of when Apollo rides his chariot to make the sun rise~ The stars in her hair are really pretty. She really does seem to be partially made up of the night sky.
The highlights and shading in her face are so good. There's so much depth there, she really does seem to be three dimensional. The softness of teh background is wonderful as well! I particualry like the rays of light coming from the sun.~~

Ikena @ Sunday, February 13th 2005, 4:45 PM
ooh nice! I must admit she kinda scares me tho!
I really like the colorings on the face, it looks so metallic! =3
the bg is simple but nice i like it!

Tigerhawk @ Monday, February 14th 2005, 4:10 AM
her face gives me the impression of metal. can't say to much why. but I do like the effect with the hair making the day turn to night.

krypto @ Monday, February 21st 2005, 4:03 PM
omygod, this so reminds me of the girl from the grudge o.o, she looks scary. oohhhh, me likey :D


[206] Artist: Starisan | Title: Bacchus | Time: 65 min


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Starisan @ Tuesday, February 15th 2005, 3:55 PM
I adulted it because i was unable to do as much as I wanted to start. I know there are a quite a few errors at this point..the shoulder...other stuff but i promise I will fix them the more I work on it and it will have an element of fantasy. I promise!

krypto @ Monday, February 21st 2005, 4:00 PM
the bg has an interesting concept i should say. the choice of colors blends well with the eerie mood of this pic. the hair also (color and shape). o.o finish soon??? *puppy eyes*


[161] Artist: Kari Maxwell | Title: Draco and Pansy | Time: 266 min


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Kari Maxwell @ Friday, January 28th 2005, 1:11 AM
Okay, I'm finally done. The background sucks, but oh flipping well. lol Anyway. 'Tis Draco and Pansy as I said before. It happens to deal with an RP between a friend and I, that's why they look different. -nods- Don't ask about the \"LM\" on Pansy's chest... you don't want to know.

Oh yes, before I forget. Thank you Mishi for giving me a base line art for their mouths. For some odd reason I just can't draw mouths. -pout-

Comments would be nice. ^_^


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catboi incubus mishi @ Friday, January 28th 2005, 3:42 PM
Heh, they were totally hinting at this pairing in the third Harry Potter movie, in my opinion. xD I really really like Draco's feathery cut, it's sexy. Pansy looka little bland in comparison, though, so I hope you can jazz her up when you color it. (:

christabel @ Sunday, January 30th 2005, 9:46 PM
Eee! I totally am diggin' zer way they're lookin' at each other. ^^ It's terribly cute.

I still haven't seen the third movie! ;~; Pshuu.

windblade @ Wednesday, February 2nd 2005, 1:05 AM
Draco as a goth-boy is adorable! They're a cute couple, even for eeeevil slytherin =p

Nice texture in their hair.

Kari Maxwell @ Friday, February 4th 2005, 1:04 AM
-rolls around- -Becomes a n00b- Someone wanna make a Slytherin couple happy?

Segzhan @ Saturday, February 5th 2005, 1:36 AM
Sweet pic, great coloring. :3

Prismatic @ Friday, February 11th 2005, 10:04 PM
Hmm.. I hadn't gotten to commenting on this page yet, though I keep meaning to. This is really pretty, and a nice loving picture right in time for valentine's day! la.. uh yeah.
The poses are nice, and I really like the softness of this piece. The fish net shirt is really great!~~
I like thier faces and the eyes. very pretty, as well as the makeup. The softness of his hair is really good.
Only suggestion I can think to make is to put some shading in their shirts. It would add a little more depth to the picture~

Kari Maxwell @ Friday, February 18th 2005, 10:32 PM
Actually... the picture had nothing to do with Valentines Day...


[195] Artist: celestial crou | Title: The V word | Time: 91 min


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celestial crou @ Sunday, February 13th 2005, 7:32 AM
this is my character crou and her minion Dante. Destroying ...well....its a bit abstract.

Ikena @ Sunday, February 13th 2005, 5:34 PM
Heh, how cute
I love crou's expression =3

darkrose @ Sunday, February 13th 2005, 9:29 PM
lol... you know what I'm doing this Valentine's day? I'm going to school in a black hooded cloak with a plastic bow and arrow set with fake blood on the rubber tips.. and I'm going to shoot anyone that looks lovey-dovey. It shall be excellent. Of course then I'll be locking myself in my dorm room with just me, my video games, and a heart-shaped pepperoni pizza from Boston's. *sniff*. Still, this is really cute, and the chibiness of it with the sword and the magicy goodness makes me giggle. Rock on.

windblade @ Monday, February 14th 2005, 2:00 PM
waging war on valentine's day! yay!
I love the strange way you color eyes, it gives them a more intense look. May I suggest shading fluff with a bigger, softer watercolor brush? it'll look less scribbly and more fluffy this way.

KHatch @ Tuesday, February 15th 2005, 5:58 AM
Nice idea.
I wish my VDay were a bit more pleasant...my reasons are in my most recent picture above, and I'll leave it at that.
The face is so cute! I love the way you coloured it all, and I agree with windy on how to make it look more fluffy.

Prismatic @ Friday, February 18th 2005, 1:40 PM
Hehe! They look so disgruntled. I love it. Nice job on teh shading of the fur on the coat. And I love the shading on their face! It's great. Cute expression as well~


[115] Artist: darkrose | Title: Pixie | Time: 208 min


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darkrose @ Thursday, January 13th 2005, 6:11 AM
GRAAAAAR!!! OK, well the real purpose of this drawing was to express my intense frustration at NOT BEING ABLE TO DRAW. I have no tablet, I don't plan on owning one, everything digital I do is with a mouse. So I'm home for the holidays, away from my own computer and using my parents', and their mouse is RIDICULOUS. Even when you change the mousepad the dang thing sticks, skips, lags, cuts out, and any number of other nasty little things that make oekaki damn near impossible to do. And thus I decided to play with the imprecise art of watercolors, because I can make a whole lot of little clicks and swipes to try and do a picture without having any lineart or details (believe me, I tried to do both but to no avail).

*sigh* Ah, well. This didn't turn out half as bad as I'd expected it to, although I'm still not all that fond of it. I couldn't get the color smooth enough for my tastes, and the mouse kept skipping whenever I'd try to do little things like the nose or the eyes. Thus, the timer is actually acurate on this one, I have no idea what it is but it's true whatever it is. *Ahem*, this is a pixie from a new story I'm writing. Sort of based off the picts of the ancient British Isles, they are blue and have wierd hair (rather the texture of spaghetti, most keep it in cornrows or other such devices), large noses, small pointed ears, and they stand between two and three feet tall. They don't wear many clothes, living in a very tribal shamanistic kind of setting. Big deals for them are wearing plants around their ankles and wrists (and in their hair), large earrings (gold preferrable, because it's shiny and they LOOOOVE it), and generally decking themselves out in as much nifty stuff as possible (pearls, beads, shells, gold stuff), oh, and ceremonial tatoos for every occasion, name, social thingus and whatnot. This one is rather young, which is why she has only one large string of pearls and one large gold earring, with just the naming tatoo upon her forhead and her clan tatoo under her eyes.

Wow that was a long intro... comments welcome, although take this with a grain of salt because I was having a great deal of trouble. Thanks for your time!

catboi incubus mishi @ Thursday, January 13th 2005, 2:39 PM
Hey, darkrose! Glad to see you back! x) You did this with a touchpad? Hot damn, girl. xD I'm not going to go too hard on this, merely because I know it was pretty hard enough to draw in the first place!I think, if I had to find some 'problem' with this image, I would say her forehead - it juts out a lot and sort of bothers me. ^_^; But aside from that, this image is nothing short of beautiful! I love the shading, it's so tangible and her earring looks real. Great job! :D

Kaede @ Thursday, January 13th 2005, 8:23 PM
Wow, I personally thing your really really good with watercolors. I really like thespixie things, this one is very beautiful. Her eyes are nice to look at, and her lips are just beautiful. Even though you were stuck with a mouse that that, this turned out really really good. Your really good at realism. =0

celestial crou @ Friday, January 14th 2005, 4:38 AM
Dude i SO know what thats like. And i know how you can 'fix' that mouse prob. If by some crule twist of fate you and that mouse should cross paths again. LOL At least it sounds like the prob i had with my mouse. You have to take the ball out and then look inside the mouse. There will be these little roller things that make the mouse move. up down and the right left. If you find what look like well....a black rubber band with puffy stuff around it thats your prob. Thats all dead skin and C_ _ _ thats been flatened into a thin strip. So you have to remove those thingies and the mouse will work good as new! If not that....lo siento cause i cant help you. NOw im no comp wiz but thats what works.

Now for the piccy. This is a beutiful mix of colors. The BG is mellow and soft with complementary colored fairies? And the vine boarder....Thats quite elabrate for having absolutly no control over the mouse. The skin is shaded and highlighted to add depth which pulls the figure out. The BG and the FG work fantastic together. And the hair. We dont see those very often. Kudos to you!

darkrose @ Friday, January 14th 2005, 5:20 AM
Thanks Crou, although guess what? It's a lazer mouse! No ball to remove... it's just a crappy mouse. Ah, well... thanks for the help, though.

PS: Mishi, this better? I straightened out her forhead a little more, thanks for that. I missed it when eyeballing her before (but that's what these boards are for, right?) and while I was at it I decided to give her lips more definition and give her a nose stud. Just for fun <{^.^}>

catboi incubus mishi @ Saturday, January 15th 2005, 3:12 AM
Hoyes, much better! She's so pretty. x) I love the addition of the nose-ring. :3

Starisan @ Saturday, January 15th 2005, 4:35 AM
Hi! I like her eyes they are very realistic. The nose looks pretty well done too, maybe just a little wide at the top...great job with the jewelry, it looks very metallic. I like the effect of the blurred background, it makes it more photgraph like, to focus on the frontal image. The corn rows are a very unique and good looking idea. The nose stud seems to fit in with her character, I like that attention to detail. The symbols are nicely put as well, the are subtle but get their point a cross. I really like the way the neck turned out. Nice One!

Queen_Godzilla @ Friday, February 18th 2005, 12:20 AM
Gnome people. Like the Nac MacFeegles in the Terry Pratchett books, eh?

For something that was made with a mouse (and a glitchy one at that) this is freakin' incredible. Really. I feel that the painting style accurately represented the elements in the picture in terms of texture and lighting. She isn't flat, but rather 3-D. Aah, and so many little details like the nose ring and the eyelashes! Aya!

All I can think to critique is that her neck might be a bit short, but she's a stocky fae breed so that's probably not a problem.



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