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Title: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 09, 2010, 12:19:32 PM
I'm sorry, moderators for making so many topics. But from now on i plan to dump all my art, be it vector/ sketch i'll put it here. If they fit in the 'other' section i'll make a single topic there as well, but that's all. Please have mercy!



So here are my sketches. I'm really having a blast of inspiration...

I found myself sketching and sketching. Here are the considerably less embarrasing ones:


Shiningami! He looks more funny than serious, i know:
(http://i.imgur.com/Vb9GlGO.jpg)


The deadly, faceless knight. I enjoyed this one.
(http://i.imgur.com/CMiwn5d.jpg)

I was trying to draw my character, Genbar, but it turns out to be a girl (or is it just my eyes?)
(http://i.imgur.com/yJGXuRl.jpg)



Okay, i admit, i spent some time on this one so it isn't exactly a sketch. I hope to vector it
(http://i.imgur.com/bc2Ng5Y.jpg)


sooo. What does everyone think?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Fabiafidus on September 09, 2010, 12:28:16 PM
Thats quite nice ^.^

You took a nice step on the anatomy of the knight picture.

and the first one looks funky :D me likey.

Im not sure what i can say to the last one.
It's a simple pose and you hide alot.
But i like the uniqueness of that espada :D Aladin would be proud.
Nice work!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 09, 2010, 12:33:03 PM
Funky, eh? That's the description for it, i guess.

On the last pic well i tried to keep it simple, but i guess i could go for complicated.
Aladin reference = win. I wasn't actually thinking of that at first, but yeah it looks completely arabic.

Thanks a lot. I appreciate your input.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 09, 2010, 12:37:51 PM
Oh, my new avatar (which is basically my old avatar added onto) close up:

(http://i.imgur.com/7OgzWI6.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tostificer on September 09, 2010, 02:14:21 PM
Neat! I also love that Sarah in your first post very much!

Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: [aero] on September 09, 2010, 02:33:39 PM
the knight is pretty epic, keep up teh good work lego!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 09, 2010, 03:04:42 PM
Thanks aero, Toasty!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on September 09, 2010, 07:35:37 PM
good job! i like the espada design
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 10, 2010, 05:44:00 AM
Thanks Coryn. Hehe, i guess i'll just reveal this little fact: He has my face... Hehe. I espada'd myself.

Plus the name is a wordplay on my name and nickname.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 10, 2010, 06:13:24 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/yI7eAMO.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/1HQOYZ6.jpg)


Okay, i really better get vectoring. Sketching is so easy it makes me lazy to work on them...

A question for vectorers: How do i go about shading? I prefer the simpler type. I don't need multiple layers and FORGET about meshes. I'm still traumatized by them... Help me please?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tostificer on September 10, 2010, 06:15:40 PM
I didn't do either. Just one layer, and my brush. Anyhow, I like the concept of the second.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on September 10, 2010, 07:17:23 PM
new ones arent bad.

and back on the espada note yeah i kinda figured that one out. been on a quest to espadafy  myself as well. was going to make a workshop for it too but i'm being selfish and waiting till i can do it more properly
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: AnimeDoodler on September 11, 2010, 02:15:13 PM
I see improvement! Keep on working :D
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 12, 2010, 06:54:33 AM
@ Coryn haha, but that shinji one was really good. I'm sure you'll be up to it. Anyway i'll wait eagerly for that topic to emerge.

@ AnimeDoodler. Thanks!


I have this slight problem of wanting stories for every single character i draw... Anyway here they are! Oh, and shading using layers is less stressful than i thought. I'm going to learn to get better in it and rely less on Photoshop filters. Layer shading rocks!


Lion, my gunslinging, weird-hairstyle cliche with a unique story. Fierce and nonchalant, this person has had problems, and will have more.
(http://i.imgur.com/TTTw7yU.jpg)


Mirth, his nickname 'The Wizard of Sound' He comes from the Core Power Academy of Supernaturals that defeats all forms of evils. His 'Core Power' Manifests into a guitar and his fingers strike a body shattering torrent of awesome rock music that makes people feel like their in heaven and evil bastards feel like their in hell.

(http://i.imgur.com/kHBasXw.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/bYOwudl.jpg)


Travis, the over-silent dojo master. Little is known about this strange character
(http://i.imgur.com/spc4Mkx.jpg)

(Anatomy turned out unrealistic in some areas so sorry for laziness. I hope i captured that 'bleachish' look though. I just LOVE flowing coats.)


Tensha (I guess i was thinking of Naruto and Bleach at the time. Don't even know if that kanji means anything)

(http://i.imgur.com/F6FnBEb.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tostificer on September 12, 2010, 06:58:46 AM
Oh, wow. That first one is so good! Love the rest too, but... That one grasps my attention.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 12, 2010, 07:04:47 AM
Thanks toasty! XD.
I listened to a whole album to get that one done. I'm also proud of it :).
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Kronos on September 12, 2010, 07:45:27 AM
keep it up lego! ^^
from what you said that must've taken you a long time
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 12, 2010, 08:48:47 AM
Thanks, Kronos!

43.6 minutes according to the album counter. That's only the coloring and shading. So i guess about an hour.



Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: [aero] on September 12, 2010, 01:35:16 PM
nice job lego! i like the first one like everyone else says but i also like the last one you posted
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 12, 2010, 01:37:55 PM
Thanks aero! Take pride in the fact that you've helped me alot with Illustrator XD. I owe you these.

(The pixelation problem was due to my CMYK - RGB color settings (i was importing wrongly or something. Anyhow i know how to fix it now))
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: [aero] on September 12, 2010, 01:40:35 PM
ooh cool, yeah ive been messed with by those color settings a lot, specially when i import a pencil sketch and illustrator sets the color to grayscale x_x
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 12, 2010, 01:44:41 PM
i really hate that one.  .\/.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: boywonda1 on September 19, 2010, 08:40:33 AM
cool stuff man...really like the wizard of sound vector....
all i can say now is to work on anatomy and stuff....Keep it up!!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 21, 2010, 07:38:08 AM
Thanks
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Fabiafidus on September 21, 2010, 07:54:25 AM
hmm, i might wanna try illustrator, just for the fun of it.

Where do i get it? is it a full compensated trial? or a fulltime restricted trial?
how much does it cost? etc etc
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 21, 2010, 08:20:49 AM
Eh, i don't know the um.... legal side of things... (I think there's a 30 day trail at the Adobe website if i'm not mistaken.)

For my Illustrator I got a rip-off disk at like 3 dollars. For all my softwares I generally use torrents  so in all honesty i've never actually got an original illustrator disk. You should ask aero for prices and stuff otherwise if you're comfortable with it go search for torrents. (Rapidshare/megaupload/h33t)

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Fabiafidus on September 21, 2010, 08:29:51 AM
:3 i bought both sai and MS 4.0
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 21, 2010, 09:20:24 AM
Oooooh. I honestly wish i could do that but circumstance, you know?

MS 4... better get that...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: [aero] on September 21, 2010, 02:05:21 PM
so, adobe illustrator is $600 right now now their site, and if you buy the creative suite that includes all their other epic programs its around (this is the one i have eheheh) $2600

so, good luck buying the program if you intend to fabio, otherwise yeah with these prices i kinda recommend a torrent until your working with a big company that produces this stuff for money
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tostificer on September 21, 2010, 03:34:38 PM
Yeah, that's why I have the Adobe programs now. My dad got them on his laptop for work, but he didn't need it anymore so he gave it to me.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Monsterful on September 21, 2010, 04:19:49 PM
IF you are a graphic design student  you can get it for the special price of just 300$ and i got the Creative Suite for that price! Included Illustrator, Photoshop and Indesign.

The greatest deal out there.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: [aero] on September 21, 2010, 05:12:48 PM
wow thats pretty good!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Fabiafidus on September 21, 2010, 05:19:22 PM
... does "engineer" count as graphics student? ...  :laughing11:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tostificer on September 21, 2010, 05:21:32 PM
Lol, not sure Fabio, perhaps you should inform somewhere! xD

And Monster, that's friggen sweet!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: [aero] on September 21, 2010, 07:57:42 PM
engineer doesn't count no
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: CrescentPheonix on September 21, 2010, 08:35:18 PM
I like the Afro samurai he looks just like the guy from bleach hopefully it was what you intended.^^" The sango pic is really  nice her features are well drawn I spotted her out quick. And you last drawing I never really though it was a girl I felt it was a guy I had a Ren from "Shaman King" feel to him.^^
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 22, 2010, 01:49:05 PM
@ phoenix thanks i didn't base the afro guy off any bleach character but he was meant to be a shiningami yeah.
Never checked out Shaman King but i'll get to it definately


Well that was a sweet deal, Monster.

... 2600 dollars is like a second-hand car... Or four laptops... no ways i'd buy that. At least atm.

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Yuuki Akashi on September 24, 2010, 09:26:05 PM
with what do you used to drew this...??
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 25, 2010, 08:41:12 AM
I used a graphic tablet and Adobe Photoshop + Illustrator.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 25, 2010, 02:52:29 PM
Hehe i've suddenly got a craze to make pixel art. I've surfed through so many links and suddenly am an addict. (It's Yuuki_Akashi's fault. The signature looked so interesting)

(http://i.imgur.com/tlWwv6Q.jpg)

I basically penciled over a screenshot. This is Chuck Bartowski. The protagonist of the series: Chuck.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: [aero] on September 25, 2010, 02:57:23 PM
haha awesome
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 25, 2010, 02:58:09 PM
Thanks XD
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on September 25, 2010, 03:06:53 PM
pretty good! though his nostril seems huge
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Fabiafidus on September 25, 2010, 03:07:47 PM
hah yeah, try to make it just a line.

Nice though
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Yuuki Akashi on September 25, 2010, 09:10:59 PM
w-what!! my fault >.>
i dont even do anything >.>
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on September 25, 2010, 09:18:38 PM
not directly. but i think you have a sig that inspired him.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 26, 2010, 01:35:54 PM
Oops. It does look huge... I'll fix it later...

and Yuuki take it easy, i did not mean it in a bad way
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 27, 2010, 05:28:02 AM
More Pixel Art! Very far from being a pro shader but i'm getting there. Hopefully i'll soon be able to do it with illustrator and things will progress quicker.


(http://i.imgur.com/SdfDidX.jpg)


Rex Takaroma from Kingfisher
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: [aero] on September 27, 2010, 05:36:25 AM
hmm

try making the shading a bit more dramatic, its kinda hard to see it when the colors are too close to  the same shade O_o

either way nice job, definitly some improvement here ^_^
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 27, 2010, 05:55:19 AM
more dramatic... Okay thanks i'll work on that.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on September 27, 2010, 09:50:12 AM
/agree with aero. definite improvement
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 27, 2010, 10:39:43 AM
Glad to hear that :7
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 29, 2010, 10:38:38 PM
A tribute to writers on MR (i know its a little self-serving if i put myself in it).

And phew! This has been one heck of a finger breaker. I haven't suffered so much for a drawing in a long time. Sadly it didn't make up to my full expectations, but i picked up four useful skills i'll definately remember for a long time. Anyhow now i know how difficult it is to make these types of things, so i'll forever be appreciative of anyone who manages to make these things without breaking a sweat. It's frustrating!

Okay, before i start a blog i'll just post the pic:

(http://i.imgur.com/kJxhJbT.jpg)



The theme was the writers gaining attribute's of their stories. Was going to black out the names for you to guess but they need to be there.


Tell me what you think.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: AnimeDoodler on September 29, 2010, 10:42:45 PM
haha, thats awesome lego xD
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on September 29, 2010, 10:45:04 PM
good one lego!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 29, 2010, 10:46:01 PM
Thanks Doodler! :D actually it was your constant collage making that made me even think of doing this : ) so i owe you one,

Hmmm, just noticed the image is a little small, i'll upload a bigger one later.


And Thanks Coryn  :D!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: SaiHawkeye on September 29, 2010, 10:52:17 PM
Anyhow now i know how difficult it is to make these types of things, so i'll forever be appreciative of anyone who manages to make these things without breaking a sweat. It's frustrating!

I know what you mean and how you feel. We can't all be Doodler. =| lol
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 29, 2010, 10:56:59 PM
Sad, but very much true >.<. hehe. , oh well it's good to be able to appreciate the fact.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: AnimeDoodler on September 29, 2010, 10:59:04 PM
o_o...umm, glad I can inspire people :D
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 29, 2010, 11:02:54 PM
Made the image bigger
(http://i.imgur.com/tNx58wH.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 29, 2010, 11:03:55 PM
Or at least, i thought so. What's up with this uploading thing all of the sudden? The images are just staying the same size...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: SaiHawkeye on September 29, 2010, 11:14:59 PM
You have to make sure whatever you're uploading isn't resizing the image on its own.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 29, 2010, 11:20:35 PM
I'll check that...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: [aero] on September 30, 2010, 12:27:44 AM
ahah awesome lego XD
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 30, 2010, 02:42:18 AM
Thanks : D
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Fabiafidus on September 30, 2010, 02:51:20 AM
That's kinda cool xD
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 30, 2010, 03:30:07 AM
Thanks fabia!


And i've finally fixed the image problem.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 30, 2010, 07:07:07 AM
So i found a tutorial explaining how to make manga with MS Paint. The write so painstakingly wrote it out, and i admired it, though it wasn't completely useful.
Then this person replies 'No one makes manga with MS paint. e.t.c" For some reason i found it extremely rude and i set out to prove him wrong in a sudden mad burst of inspiration...

Inspiration comes from strange places.





(http://i.imgur.com/0WuyoAQ.png)
Daemon, the disowned angel trying to find normal life. As he is his caught in limbo between demon, angel and human, and if he dies in that state he'll cieze to exist... Done with MS paint


(http://i.imgur.com/htSqb8t.png)
colored


(http://i.imgur.com/ICkzQJy.png)
Inspired by Breaking Benjamin - Evil Angel...

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: SaiHawkeye on September 30, 2010, 07:09:19 AM
AnimeABC is a tribute of manga in MS Paint. And she's only 11! >.<

I can see the effort behind each of these, Lego. =)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 30, 2010, 07:11:58 AM
All those were MS PAINT? Wow... that's impressive...

she's been missing a while now.

and thanks. it was the RAEG that fuelled me.

(hmmm, they seemed to be snipped a little...)

false alarm, simply need to scroll
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 30, 2010, 07:17:25 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Tb6rdxn.png)
Michigan! The young boy on the mutant horse. (It can mutate its ears into horns and it's tail into a metal whip!) He rides across the fantastic lands trying to be a young hero!



(http://i.imgur.com/I7hHbuV.png)
Just felt like going chibi...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Yuuki Akashi on September 30, 2010, 09:56:58 AM
HAHAHA nice!!
its kinda hard to drawing using paint >.>
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 30, 2010, 10:29:37 AM
Thanks, and yes it is hard... Hopefully i'll get better and finally be able to do something like you're signature...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on September 30, 2010, 10:43:07 AM
i've tried using paint for manga before. results were disappointing
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 30, 2010, 11:46:19 AM
too bad... but yeah it has too few tools to work with
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 02, 2010, 03:34:37 AM
Pixel art has arrested me! I'm hooked! I've joined a forum and a group on DA. Oh no!

But it's fun as hell. The kicker is that illustrator may be used to make pixel art so when i figure that out i won't need to dump her! ... >.> <.< >.>


(http://i.imgur.com/3JjA7Fa.jpg)


I pixel arted over my own picture. Sadly it looks like i simply used a photoshop filter but cross my heart, this is all manual work. Two hours of it.



(http://i.imgur.com/51aqAo5.png)

A desert ninja. I was making a background when i found it too hard to find a proper perspective so i left it like this.

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: SaiHawkeye on October 02, 2010, 03:38:50 AM
That was a huge change in style from the first one to the second one. Both are really amazing, especially the first, but the colors on the second seem a bit odd.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 02, 2010, 03:45:31 AM
Thanks Sai.

Coloring is really hard for me. I'll be sure to improve, with the groups I'm hangning out in.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: SaiHawkeye on October 02, 2010, 03:51:14 AM
Yes, choosing the right color can be difficult when starting but you will pick up on color techniques and theories over time. I was really bad at it back then and even now but there is slight improvement.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on October 02, 2010, 04:08:32 AM
really good! i like the first one
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Yuuki Akashi on October 02, 2010, 05:15:50 AM
the first one SOO COOL!!!
I CANT EVEN COLOR ANYTHING LIKE THAT!!
you alrdy improve a lot!!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 02, 2010, 06:25:28 AM
Thanks Coryn

Thanks Yuuki. And don't worry you'll be able to color good really soon.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Yuuki Akashi on October 02, 2010, 06:52:26 AM
its hard >.>
need someone to teach me
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on October 02, 2010, 12:12:18 PM
magic wand is your friend. though i'm sure there are much better ways to color
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 02, 2010, 12:26:47 PM
I use magic wand as well. Except i paint on a layer under the line art.

anyhow, more Pixel mania!

(http://i.imgur.com/ERnPli9.png)

I'm really enjoying myself.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: SaiHawkeye on October 02, 2010, 12:28:27 PM
Sure seems like it. I can see your improvement in this one as well. Tackle some more full-sized drawings when you have the time. 8)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 02, 2010, 12:32:53 PM
wait... can or can't? T-T

Anyhow i'll definately do that. *Searches through My Pictures...*
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: SaiHawkeye on October 02, 2010, 12:36:01 PM
Whoops, can. xD lol
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 02, 2010, 12:39:38 PM
Oh XD
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Yuuki Akashi on October 02, 2010, 07:45:47 PM
YOUR COLORING STYLE!!
STILL GOOD IM SOO GONNA ENVY WITH IT!!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: matsurinoaoi on October 02, 2010, 10:39:11 PM
XD
In the first picture, you did a really good job (or as far as an amateur like me can tell) with the shading and folds in the clothes. The expression wasn't lost in the drawing, either. In the third drawing, the first thing I think is, "Colors!". I think the orange, black, and blue look good together.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on October 03, 2010, 12:44:25 AM
good one! i like the color scheme

*reads the comment about the layer being under the line art*

....god i feel retarded sometimes...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 10, 2010, 08:55:32 AM
@ Matsu  You? amateur? Lie of the year. Thanks for the comments. Glad that the coloring worked. It was really experimental.

@ Coryn Thanks Coryn! And eh? Why feel retarded? I only discovered that two weeks ago. >.<
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on October 10, 2010, 02:44:04 PM
cause i dont even remember why i wrote that.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 10, 2010, 07:09:13 PM
>.<
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 15, 2010, 03:34:20 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/2T42jiK.jpg)

Just a sketch... i'm working on a bunch of more...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: AnimeDoodler on October 15, 2010, 04:15:10 PM
hmm , interesting, I hope you decide to develop this idea more!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 15, 2010, 06:20:33 PM
thanks and hmm... that's a suggestion i'll probably use. I havevisualized many other scenes... i'll work with him more.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 16, 2010, 06:34:26 AM
Developed the idea more. The sketches came real easy. I think more are on the way. Have no names or anything though. Just ideas...

(http://i.imgur.com/oLHPzi9.jpg)


Riku. Done in MS Paint.

(http://i.imgur.com/RYBEci6.png)


Metricia. Done in MS Paint. Not too happy about color and something else is missing, but i'm experimenting anyway so i've learnt a lot with this in particular
(http://i.imgur.com/17YNbhj.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: [aero] on October 16, 2010, 12:27:57 PM
pretty cool. i dont get where the sword comes from when he wraps the script around his arm but otherwise he looks pretty good, the ms pain ones look good to, better then i could and am willing to do
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 16, 2010, 02:00:49 PM
Ah, thanks!

The 'ink sword' comes from the script's parchment... doesn't look too clear though. And i doubt that about the MS Paint thing but thanks for that!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on October 16, 2010, 04:55:19 PM
interesting stuff. though i'm not quite sure where you're going with it.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 16, 2010, 05:36:37 PM
Well the scriptmaster thing is just an idea that's been plauging me.

The MS Paint ones are practice for making sprite images. I want to get good at making pixel art. Ultimately i want to make an animation/game...

...

have i answered too much? >.>
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on October 16, 2010, 05:44:25 PM
not really. dont know what you mean by too much though.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 16, 2010, 06:43:29 PM
I just meant maybe it was too big an answer for what was actually a simple question?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 22, 2010, 07:08:03 PM
Just a full-body pixel of my avatar...

(http://i.imgur.com/pSR9OfA.png)

And my  'spirit day' pic. Maybe i'll work on something more detailed but honestly i know this is already almost pushing the limits of my abilities so i don't feel like doing anything more.

(http://i.imgur.com/yizzej2.png)

Please don't laugh at the words. It just popped up to my head  :Embarrassed:


Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on October 22, 2010, 07:17:24 PM
odd...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: [aero] on October 22, 2010, 10:22:10 PM
pretty cool lego, can see some improvement

like that you didnt copy paste the chain the the background
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Fabiafidus on October 23, 2010, 07:11:13 AM
awsome spirit day picture!
and that avatar of yours, i want to change the cat in the tribute project now xD
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 23, 2010, 08:27:08 AM
@ Coryn hehe...

@ Aero Thanks! and yeah i made it a point to do it all manually.

@ Fabia thanks! And go ahead XD
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: AnimeDoodler on October 23, 2010, 09:38:06 PM
nice work here lego! keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 25, 2010, 06:38:28 PM
Today has been a good day of being flooded with inspiration. Thanks to Genndy Tartakovsky.

Go (so-called) pixel art! MS Paint + Photoshop


(http://i.imgur.com/uPm0BSL.png)
The two bounty hunters: Robot and Man, the robot is religious whilst the man is athiest

(http://i.imgur.com/14HTfWg.png)

Sam arton. A revival of an old character i made years ago.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 25, 2010, 06:40:27 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/0mNWlP5.png)
Teddy Samurai. Inspired by the one from Afro Samurai: (http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:CKxzFYYbIXXd1M:http://thenerdalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Panda-Head.jpg)
... Yeah... don't compare them too much please >.<
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: [aero] on October 25, 2010, 06:43:19 PM
nice lego!

you should start practicing some hands though so you dont have to hide em so much =P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 25, 2010, 06:48:02 PM
>.> <.< >.>

I... have no idea what you're talking about.

I'll definitely try to be braver in that department.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on October 25, 2010, 07:24:20 PM
QUICK! somebody shop a pedobear head onto lego's drawing!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: kuro-ame-neko on October 27, 2010, 06:37:51 AM
bear! reminds me of Hyde from 'Magic Ban Removal Hyde and Closer'
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 27, 2010, 08:29:11 AM
Never heard of that one... o.o
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 01, 2010, 03:27:17 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/ObBtecD.png)
>>The Scriptmaster! I've got two A4 papers worth of background material. It's looking like he'll become a project some time in the future...

(http://i.imgur.com/Xxbky2J.png)
>>Plectra Electra! A friend of Mirth (see some pages back), who also uses a guitar to defeat monsters.

(http://i.imgur.com/1YWafbU.jpg)
>>Suzee
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on November 01, 2010, 09:58:22 AM
pretty good stuff
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 01, 2010, 10:43:28 AM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 01, 2010, 10:44:57 AM
And another...

(http://i.imgur.com/MxWpAGq.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: [aero] on November 01, 2010, 11:42:14 AM
augh >_<

you can draw chests better then i can T-T
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on November 01, 2010, 12:20:42 PM
lol
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 01, 2010, 12:56:10 PM
'chests'... right. XD

Thanks!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 03, 2010, 02:45:12 PM
Okay seriously, i need to start a project. I have nothing to do but sketch n doodle. I need to work on a comic or story or something! Otherwise i'll keep going in circles.

Anyhow:


(http://i.imgur.com/Qi1Co7u.png)

Jill n Jack. Two students from some story i wish i had an idea for.

(http://i.imgur.com/ITzOcQb.png)

Panina! A hippie chick. I wish i hadded more 'hip' to her but meh. It was a two minute pic.

(http://i.imgur.com/EATK303.jpg)

Genbar firing his flame sword (pun intended)

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tostificer on November 03, 2010, 03:13:52 PM
Nice Lego! The last one has better quality, makes it nicer for the crowd to watch. Didn't get the pun though, but that's just me.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 03, 2010, 03:28:36 PM
I kinda forgot the pun >.<
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tostificer on November 03, 2010, 03:30:59 PM
>.>
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on November 04, 2010, 10:58:57 AM
<.<

although i must say you're improving lego
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 04, 2010, 02:19:50 PM
x.x forgive my braincells...

Thanks Coryn. It's always a relief to hear that xD.

My pixel craze is dying down however, so i'm back to Illustrator and the likes... trying to learn sai atm to replace Photoshop, which has always been on my 'dump' list.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 06, 2010, 06:55:57 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Kbl9VhY.jpg)

Further experminents with non-outline art. I know Illustrator is the best for the job, but it's too time consuming for my tastes.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tostificer on November 07, 2010, 10:22:29 AM
Hmm, nice one Lego! Next time try to make a background or something. Oh, and I loved the little story. Is this going to be some sort of new story/manga of yours? Since it already has a name and such.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 07, 2010, 02:45:23 PM
Yes it is. It's that project i was talking about. Experiments are going well. I'm sure the characters are satisfactory, i now need to work on minimalist backgrounds and i'll churn out a test shot (like i did with Genbar) I think i'll have final something by the 10th? I hope
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 08, 2010, 11:25:11 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/A6A4FUV.jpg)

Jud floating waaaaaay in the sky
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 20, 2010, 06:08:26 PM
Speedpainting really helped me. I've been inspired! A haitus can do wonders

for you!


(http://i.imgur.com/BzmfD6N.jpg)

A re-render of my old Reaper-Character from my ex-project Scythe(Okay, a shiningami character. A complete ripoff) . I've simply turned him into a martial art expert and placed him in Jud Posessed.



(http://i.imgur.com/jVUPYg8.jpg)

Some lazy bum known as Mev. As of now he's either got his own story or he's in Genbar, Jud Posessed or Scriptmaster



(http://i.imgur.com/Q8Iy3SY.jpg)

A couple being deleted. Don't know how they got themself in that situation...



Oh, and not to forget, Jud meeting Sagitai, a horse god:


Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on November 20, 2010, 06:18:26 PM
nice stuff lego! and yeah hiatus does always seem to help
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 20, 2010, 06:20:36 PM
Thanks Coryn. And heyheyhey! I always enjoy a haitus because i can arrive and read a CS chapter as soon as i arrive! What gives? :(
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on November 20, 2010, 06:25:42 PM
its been a busy week. we'll just leave it at that. oh good news i forgot to post about though. i'll leave the chapter till monday but check the topic anyways
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 20, 2010, 06:27:18 PM
checkin'...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 22, 2010, 04:51:47 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/tt26kRy.jpg)

Feeling particualrly 'rockish' today. This is supposed to be a rock album eh hehe ^^'
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on November 22, 2010, 04:52:41 PM
certainly looks and sounds like an album cover. nice job!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Monsterful on November 22, 2010, 04:53:51 PM
They look great lego, my only main critique would be that you should focus on doing cleaner Lines, and photoshop is not your friend for that at all xD! Lot of ppl ink in Flash cuz its faster than in illus, but if you have Illus cs4 you can use the Blob brush and it will be just the same thing.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 22, 2010, 05:12:53 PM
Thanks Coryn X)

@ Monster yeah, i realise that completely. I want to move to illustrator and such ASAP but i want to train on body poses and scene dynamics by using speed painting and stuff. When i'm more comfortable with my execution of such stuff i'll go smooth :)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 26, 2010, 03:09:59 PM
Trying to experiment with smooth lines and traditional black and white manga style. The other hand didn't turn out to well though. And the swords iffy.

(http://i.imgur.com/uBMdyrE.jpg)


And Jud and Sarah Squareblade (A knight reluctantly working with him). EDIT: Seems like Sara Squareblade is in Jud's universe. Interesting.

(http://i.imgur.com/kRlLOmU.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on November 26, 2010, 05:14:06 PM
i like the work lego! the proportions seem pretty good on the first one and i like the girls character design
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 26, 2010, 05:31:59 PM
Thanks coryn!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Fabiafidus on November 26, 2010, 05:36:19 PM
Nice works man xD You might want to look out for gravity and perspectivation for you next pieces! i hope that helps.

THe anatomy with slightly get improved by that aswell.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 26, 2010, 05:39:57 PM
Thanks!

Hmmm, gravity and perspective. Okay i'll work on that. But it'll wait a little until i get other skills down (smooth lines. anatomy)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tostificer on November 27, 2010, 05:23:06 AM
Yeah, indeed that gravity. You can see the girl with the huge sword leaning forward a little, which would bring her off-balance. Anyhow, nice drawings as usual from you Lego!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 27, 2010, 04:11:22 PM
Found an old sketch of Toasty's Sai character lying around and decided to try Inkscape on it.

(Forgive me Illustrator! Blame it on the RAM!)

(http://i.imgur.com/CGwpBxp.jpg)

Done with Inkscape + Photoshop
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tostificer on November 27, 2010, 04:13:18 PM
You sketched my character without me knowing about it? Dude! You should've told me, this is so awesome! Love the way you added the eyes in the background, because that was pretty much what I was thinking of too!

Almost makes me want to go on with it. Almost.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 27, 2010, 04:27:47 PM
Well i was hoping you'd catch it in the fan art section. >.> so i posted here to. Next step would've been a pm.

And this was a lost sketch that i did around the first sai pictures. So yeah it's pretty old.

Almost makes me want to go on with it. Almost.

I hear a challenge!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Fallen Kite on November 29, 2010, 03:57:49 AM
That drawing made my day so far :) The mouth and eyes are just great, brilliant *giggle*
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tostificer on November 29, 2010, 07:53:29 AM

I hear a challenge!


Yeah, I've been drawing Sai again a couple of times, still not satisfied but perhaps I could show you if I've got the time.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Yuuki Akashi on November 29, 2010, 08:56:34 AM
lego..
congratulation..
you have improve a lot buddy!
first drawing i saw this afternoon is yours and im like "WOW! all this being drawn by lego...??"
im looking forward for another of your drawing ^^
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 29, 2010, 02:02:44 PM
Thanks a lot yuuki! I keep on saying this to everyone but it's always good to know i've improved. I'll be sure to post more, of course.

@ Toasty  Well you are kinda obliged to show me sketches. Remember the deal? (Hint: I NEEDED SKETCHES!!)

@ Kite... um... thanks? ^^'
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tostificer on November 29, 2010, 02:38:38 PM
Oh, right. I totally forgot about those Black Pine H ones. I'm on it!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 29, 2010, 06:45:46 PM
Just extrapolating an eye lesson from Manga for Dummies... It looked better on paper though. No scanner so couldn't show ya

(http://i.imgur.com/HCaIMhw.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Fallen Kite on November 30, 2010, 04:08:09 PM
The light is wrong. One eye goes more up. Could be intentional, though I doubt it  ;) Different eyelashes are... well, I'd change it.
The outer structure of the eye's really cool
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 30, 2010, 04:14:32 PM
No it wasn't on purpose. I messed up. I'll scan the original though to show
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 31, 2011, 04:44:37 PM
*a hand shoots from a marked grave!*

The topic is back from the dead!

So as i said, i'm suddenly into bic art, and here are a few i've made. Finding the camera was a lifesaver.
(http://i.imgur.com/LyppUDn.jpg)
Eval, The Holy Hunter. I was creating a one-shot and he is the main character. I hope i can swing it but that's all it is now, a hope.

(http://i.imgur.com/qef4F6c.jpg)
Zoanor, the beast.

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 02, 2011, 01:02:39 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/bfGMV8O.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 03, 2011, 09:41:38 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/n87rXWd.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 03, 2011, 09:42:44 PM
Trying to learn a little from Nihei Tsutomu's sketchy yet detailed style. testing testing..

(http://i.imgur.com/q5MAYAN.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 05, 2011, 06:33:56 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/FKo0284.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: SaiHawkeye on April 06, 2011, 01:19:52 AM
That last drawing is pretty epic. I love the use of shadows and line strength. =)

Your development is progressing along very well and using a pen only is a great stride forward with confidence in your ability. My only concern at the moment is that you don't seem to have developed a complete style of your own yet. A recommendation I have is to continuously draw quick sketches of the face outline, the hair, and down to the waist. Doing this repeatedly is fast and will train your hand to draw what is in your mind accurately. This same principle can be done with pencil. When you draw, don't erase but you already can't erase with a pen. xD

I can't wait to see more of your progress.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 06, 2011, 11:30:47 AM
Yeah i've always been ambigous in terms of style. Unlike many people on this site i can immidiately point out their art.

Well at the moment i'm throwing my feelers out, i'm sure you've seen my many crazes. Pixel Craze, Non-Outline craze, Vector craze and now pen only craze. I'm still searching.

I'll do that sketch thing though, just to get a style in terms of proportions and stuff.

Hope you know though this last one was aided digitally with the grayscale.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 06, 2011, 11:32:44 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/RBcywMe.jpg)
Wyx Rythmly (just love the no vowel name)

(http://i.imgur.com/6mxn9GI.jpg)
Wyx Rythmly

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 06, 2011, 11:34:58 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/wXJYxl2.png)
A cover for a cyberpunk horror i'm just conceptualizing. Don't think it'll go anywhere but hey, fingers crossed...

(http://i.imgur.com/k6fGbQq.jpg)
Feeling very cyber punk today. I wish i sticked with black and white but i was too nervous so i succumbed to a little gray. Next time... Next time...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 06, 2011, 11:36:41 AM
And finally some color, in the form of, Arplon Hex
(http://i.imgur.com/65rMzgr.jpg)

Paint tool sai is just so friendly on the memory, i can't help produce a lot.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Monsterful on April 06, 2011, 11:38:15 AM
These all look great! Don't worry about working on many styles, sooner or later you will develop your "main" one, but be sure to always develop secondary styles, a good artist is always a flexible one.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 06, 2011, 11:45:29 AM
thanks, and i'll be sure to keep that in mind.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: SaiHawkeye on April 07, 2011, 12:18:07 AM
Your improvement is definitely clear. Keep up the great work! =)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 07, 2011, 04:35:25 PM
thanks!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 30, 2011, 01:27:28 PM
A cancelled attempt at a manga... *sigh*

(http://i.imgur.com/3Dac7CJ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/kYrH8pR.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/5i3RDzo.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 30, 2011, 01:28:00 PM
Yikes they're huuuge! I'll resize em!

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on April 30, 2011, 03:40:45 PM
kinda hard to tell what he's doing with his hands and stuff. not bad though!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 02, 2011, 03:56:05 AM
yeah i thought so too. he was picking up the rods around him and checking his Heads up Display, but i didn't fill that in because i gave up on it anyways.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: SaiHawkeye on May 02, 2011, 04:00:41 AM
It is always worth experimenting with. I wish you better luck with your next attempt.

Instead of doing a series of pages, I would recommend starting off with single-page comics first. It takes much less time and dedication but allows you to practice using the page effectively. =)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 03, 2011, 04:07:39 PM
That's usually a comic though. And my humur sucks T-T

Why did the chicken cross the road? - How the hell would i know?

How many people does it take to turn a lightbulb in malawi? - none, they're no lights anyway. And btw, what's a lightbulb?

You see? Totally lame
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on May 03, 2011, 05:01:58 PM
that's cause your trying to tell actual jokes. humor in stories aren't about the stereotypical joke your using. it's about set up stories that are humerous in their actions. if that makes sense
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: [aero] on May 03, 2011, 05:37:09 PM
like how people randomly trip onto the opposite sex and boobs allways end up in hands, but every time its hilarious
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 04, 2011, 05:09:34 PM
Yeah actually it makes sense.

yes, aero's example did help a lot ;)

What was that comic you recommended to that guy? Urgh, damn short term memory. anyway that one gave me the drive to try out this one page comic thing.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 07, 2011, 06:12:35 AM
Meze Sketch Comic!

Following sai'd advice, but now i completely realize why pencilling is used, as much as i like sketchy looking stuff, i was too lazy. Next time it's all blue and pencil for me before inking

Hope you like

(http://i.imgur.com/nx7qPQo.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 07, 2011, 06:34:21 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/YlHmUpP.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Yuuki Akashi on May 07, 2011, 08:51:23 AM
NICE!
i can see your improvement!
congratulation buddy~
i wish can see lot more drawing from you lego~ ^^
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 07, 2011, 10:35:32 AM
Coming from you that's really great to hear, thanks! I'll keep at it and make sure to be more careful with the art
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on May 07, 2011, 03:42:39 PM
definitely an improvement! though i would suggest throwing in some more background work. will help pull the images together more.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 07, 2011, 04:07:00 PM
Will do, as i said i got a little too lazy here
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 10, 2011, 08:41:54 AM
I've been starving my drawings of color lately, so i thought i should get into it again:

(http://i.imgur.com/hbYdxo4.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on May 10, 2011, 02:43:35 PM
ooo. i like the armor design.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: SaiHawkeye on May 11, 2011, 02:24:11 AM
You are definitely getting better. Are you focusing on one major area at a time? Doing so will allow you to slowly build up your skill level.

I agree with Coryn. The armor design is indeed awesome and it's great to see that you did a dynamic pose.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 11, 2011, 05:41:56 AM
To an extent i am.
I outlined what exact art style i want from my research and i'm going through the steps. Right now i'm trying to get better at drawing hands and feet. (As you see i tried different finger poses), then females and composing backgrounds.

I was really experimental with this one so i'm glad it turned out nice enough (phew!). Thanks guys!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 11, 2011, 07:31:59 AM
And moar. I took the same concept of a large body. I was cowardly with the legs so i cut them out.

Steve. A 'holy hunter' who helps harvest 'Evies' to supply the now sunless Earth with energy.

(http://i.imgur.com/9cRPF6o.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 11, 2011, 07:37:31 AM
Found a nifty deviantart fashion sense tutorial that could help me with my training. Here is Neal. Forgive my lack of fashion sense, but i'm glad i drew legs and feet.

(http://i.imgur.com/AoYQTfd.png)


(http://i.imgur.com/2cieWr5.png)
And Esella. She came dancing in crazily as i experimented with fashion poses. I was scared of attempting this but in the end i'm glad i tried.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on May 11, 2011, 01:24:07 PM
always good to work with fashion. though i find if you can't think of something good just think of something rediculous.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 11, 2011, 05:57:55 PM
I'll be sure to keep that in mind.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Hasith on May 12, 2011, 12:30:24 AM
First one looks cool and colors are nice. Both have little anatomy problems. Post more !
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: SaiHawkeye on May 12, 2011, 12:48:32 AM
You have just reminded me that fashion is one of my weak points. xD
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 12, 2011, 06:20:17 AM
Haha well that's forgiveable. Tite Kubo though... that guy can draw outfits.

@ Hasith: Will do! And i'll try to watch out more.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 16, 2011, 07:01:08 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/PrrbYKQ.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 16, 2011, 11:32:03 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/2QDrp8V.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 27, 2011, 12:51:09 PM
It was horrible! Away from my tablet, typing away at a keyboard, and forced to sketch... And draw... on paper...

But actually i got a lot of drive and learnt some knew things. Not sure they'll show yet since i haven't sat down proper but i think i got something. Dunno it's up to you to judge.


(http://i.imgur.com/lekMPzT.jpg)
I got war in me... Planning to color it.

(http://i.imgur.com/Xw71y7v.jpg)
Concentrated on hair and his right shoe so ended up looking flat.

(http://i.imgur.com/befAK4F.jpg)
Skythemage

(http://i.imgur.com/XpgRE4F.jpg)
Was too cowardly to give her a body, I'll attempt it when i get home

(http://i.imgur.com/Apdv7Dz.jpg)
Cyberpunk drawing. Referenced from a cosplay image.

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Post by: Tostificer on June 27, 2011, 12:52:28 PM
Holy *censored* you improved 0_o

Love the war one, and the last one is pretty epic too! Good job there lego!
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Post by: legomaestro on June 27, 2011, 01:06:19 PM
Eh? Really? At long last! woooot!

Thanks man
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Post by: Coryn on June 27, 2011, 01:26:56 PM
definite improvement!!!

ditto to what toasty said. last one is a level above the rest.
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Post by: legomaestro on June 27, 2011, 01:35:42 PM
Then i can thank actually reading tutorials for once. Printed two ebooks and went through them quickly.

Dad's also taken a sudden interest in my art and is supporting the heck out of it. It makes me nervous to slack off too much so i'll be producing a lot.
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Post by: AnimeDoodler on June 28, 2011, 12:08:35 AM
I see lots of improvement here lego :D

My critiques would be to really focus on your proportions and learn a bit mroe about more naturla positions... however your costumes are really cool :D

Keep on drawing lego!
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Post by: suuperbean on June 28, 2011, 03:52:00 PM
i like your drawing quite a bit actually.
i can definitely see improvement from the first pages.
what i like most about your drawings is that the poses look very natural and realistic, they don't look forced in anyway.
second to that , your use of facial expressions is pretty good to show emotions.
its difficult to pick something to help you improve, maybe possibly the hair is not quite of the same level as the rest of your drawing, its difficult to tell but in some cases i noticed the hair didn't quite look right, as in it came around the head a bit wrong so i looked weird. thats all i can think of to help atm
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Post by: legomaestro on June 28, 2011, 03:58:14 PM
Really? Well that pulls me up quite a bit, i haven' looked in the past pages lately, and even if i did i wouldn't be too sure.

The points which you liked are what i was scared of the most, so i'm really happy with that. Hair, right? I'll be sure to keep an eye out for it.

@ Doodler thanks a alot, i thought my fashion sense was waaaay off. Porportions, uh, that word, i'll work on it seriously when i find a good method on how to train myself.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on June 29, 2011, 07:52:37 AM
Yeah your poses look like they were drawn confidently. Do you use anything to copy or do you just draw it out of your head? Cos if you just make it up then it's much more impressive!
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Post by: legomaestro on June 29, 2011, 11:00:43 AM
I use guidelines a lot and draw over them. It's impossible to just draw out of ones head. I've only discovered last week to be collecting lots of images of people to sketch different poses n stuff.

... i mostly get pics of models though Xp


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Post by: legomaestro on June 29, 2011, 11:02:46 AM
Sketches and probable WIPs i did at the beginning of the month on my friends tablet. Last one was traditional though. Hate the shoes : (

(http://i.imgur.com/qc6CBEu.png)
Noirson Friday

(http://i.imgur.com/LdPKEER.png)
Warrior

(http://i.imgur.com/lE8q7iR.png)
Villain/Anti hero
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Post by: legomaestro on June 29, 2011, 11:04:10 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Y1PGXvu.png)
Darrel

(http://i.imgur.com/HkAn1Ee.jpg)
Happy Lee Gothicross
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Post by: Tostificer on June 29, 2011, 01:35:28 PM
There's some really good art in here, I especially like the one in the sewer, but the rest are pretty wicked too!
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Post by: Coryn on June 29, 2011, 01:39:26 PM
yeah the ones you did on tablet are pretty good! they have like an expressionist feel to them.
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Post by: legomaestro on June 30, 2011, 02:26:27 AM
Thanks Toasty, Coryn.

@ Toasty Good thing you noticed it was a sewer! Phew!

@ Coryn yeah my art is aiming at being expressionistic and minimalistic rather than greatly detailed. Hopefully i'll be able to make something of it.
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Post by: legomaestro on September 17, 2011, 06:55:22 AM
So i got time for art. Monster's art class really got me kicking. Thanks alot Monster!

(http://i.imgur.com/f0GTbtr.png)

And some Black n White art i plan to paint over. But i like the way they look as is.

(http://i.imgur.com/Q8S3V0U.png)
Trentt

(http://i.imgur.com/PgRohzw.png)
Fuu

(http://i.imgur.com/i7bvIGu.png)
The Italian Massakr (Italy is a Gantz reference. A slang me and a friend use to say we're in a really bad situation e.g 'It was Italy'

(http://i.imgur.com/KVNbmSn.png)



... yeah
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Post by: Coryn on September 17, 2011, 01:23:30 PM
looking good lego! can definitely tell the improvement in your anatomy after taking a look at that girl! keep it up!
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Post by: legomaestro on September 17, 2011, 02:53:50 PM
Thanks!
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Post by: Monsterful on September 18, 2011, 12:45:58 AM
Improvement indeed lego! I have nothing to do with it though! The course has barely even started xD.
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Post by: legomaestro on September 18, 2011, 04:57:37 AM
So says you! xp

Thanks a lot!
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Post by: Tostificer on September 18, 2011, 05:03:16 AM
Awesomesauce. That's all I can say man. Your improvement level is over 9000!
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Post by: legomaestro on September 18, 2011, 05:11:25 AM
That's great to hear man, seriously! Makes my day.

If only DA thought the same... T-T. Unfortunately still have a long way to.

*Shakes a fist at DA

I'll get you to fav my deviations just yet!!!

But i'm satisfied if people here on MR like it as well. It's something i've got to check off my checklist.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tostificer on September 18, 2011, 05:26:21 AM
Well, I think that's just because they can't really see your improvement. See, we're here, and you showed us all. They only saw bits and pieces. That definitely makes a difference.
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Post by: legomaestro on September 18, 2011, 01:45:07 PM
Yeah true... Anyway it's more uphill i guess. Maybe i should try breaking into the writing scene of DA. I haven't explored that side of it in a while, and it really is active... Oh yeah! Toasty! Are you on DA?

And more art. The art of one of the black and whites above. I think this method will be my modus operande when i get the hang of it. Sketch abstract like black and whites then draw over them... anyway here:


(http://i.imgur.com/w7Dcb2s.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on September 18, 2011, 01:55:11 PM
as toasty said. DA will be pretty ignorant about things.

not sure about the writing scene myself. can't say i've ever posted any of my writings on there.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tostificer on September 18, 2011, 01:57:33 PM
I guess I'm on DA. Somewhere. Have nothing uploaded though, the whole site doesn't really work so well on Google Chrome and I'm too lazy to start up Firefox every time for that.

So this is pretty freaking good! The coloring is very neat, and I like what you did with the sign, the color on the outline which is a little darker makes it look so much better than it would without. The red sun finishes the whole thing, definitely.

Reminds me of that room in Soul Eater though, the one where Shinigami-sama lives, with the window. Also had blue sky and a lot of gravestones in the ground. Not that that's a bad thing though.
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Post by: legomaestro on September 18, 2011, 02:08:29 PM
Yeah i replied to your journal concerning the same.

I guess in the end i know what i want. Hm. That reminds me. Toasty! Give it up! It's time to show that whether it's finished or not!

http://www.scaryforkids.com/pics/scary-face.jpg

I MEAN it!
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Post by: Tostificer on September 18, 2011, 02:09:56 PM
Holy damn Lego, I can't.... I just can't! Not yet! It's taken so much outta me I wanna finish it real good too! >.<

Basically means I still got a long way to go. Even though I have been pretty busy with it.
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Post by: Coryn on September 18, 2011, 02:22:05 PM
creepy faces aside i've never had any issues with DA working on google chrome toasty.
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Post by: Tostificer on September 18, 2011, 02:28:36 PM
Oh. Well then that's just me I guess. It keeps loading only half of the things it should, and some links don't work... It gets me mad.
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Post by: Coryn on September 18, 2011, 02:31:40 PM
no idea.
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Post by: legomaestro on September 19, 2011, 06:56:15 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/gCZnrT7.png)

drawn from him: (http://i.imgur.com/Q8S3V0U.png)

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Post by: Coryn on September 19, 2011, 07:09:46 PM
can't help but like the belts and that eye. very nice work!
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Post by: legomaestro on September 21, 2011, 09:46:45 AM
Thanks Coryn! The belts were a pain so i liked it that they worked. But still... i need to learn more on fashion sense... I wonder how Kubo Tite does it
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Post by: legomaestro on September 21, 2011, 09:54:08 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/V5wlJqA.png)

Just learnt that the Smudge tool can be used for blending! And it opened a whole new dimension to shading and stuff. Didn't do it too well here but it's my ticket to speed painting and easy lighting manipulation. Woooot! \o/.

Hope you like
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Post by: Coryn on September 21, 2011, 10:55:38 AM
certianly brings something new to your stuff.

as for kubo. i assume it just has to do with having an awesome imagination. though paying attention to fashion probably wouldn't hurt you.
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Post by: legomaestro on September 23, 2011, 11:41:23 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/iCdI89l.png)

experimenting. Think i've got a new emblem to work on... hmmm maybe look for something more lego related? No matter how i put it lego turns out to be the actual lego... i'll think of something along those lines mebe...
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Post by: Coryn on September 23, 2011, 02:21:01 PM
interesting gun. though its just...well he has no face.
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Post by: legomaestro on September 23, 2011, 04:22:18 PM
Hahaha i left it like that on purpose... but i guess it doesn't work too well
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Post by: legomaestro on September 23, 2011, 04:36:51 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/klakJ9L.png)
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Post by: Tostificer on September 23, 2011, 04:43:54 PM
Liking the logo! And also the characters are well-designed, although the girl's pose looks a bit awkward.
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Post by: legomaestro on September 23, 2011, 04:49:58 PM
Yeah well... she's... flexible... a sort of squid alien... I uh... totally didn't make that up just now... er...

Thanks!
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Post by: Tostificer on September 23, 2011, 04:54:17 PM
Well it's no big deal anyway, just something to think of next time! :3
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Post by: jp89 on September 23, 2011, 05:26:21 PM
Nice character designs. :D

The logo is decent too, although the icon/symbol is too large for the text IMO. ;-)
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Post by: legomaestro on September 23, 2011, 07:29:42 PM
Thans Jp! Well yeah maybe so it did happen at random after all. If i ever use them anywhere again i'll fix that.
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Post by: legomaestro on September 29, 2011, 10:17:38 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/EtMneak.png)

In other news i just found the perfect Industrial music to draw to.
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Post by: Monsterful on September 29, 2011, 10:38:20 PM
Nice colors and lighting! The pants and shoes are pretty stylish as well! You're working that fashion up! xD
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Post by: Coryn on September 29, 2011, 10:45:12 PM
nice work lego! after all, bow ties are cool
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Post by: legomaestro on September 30, 2011, 05:56:54 AM
Thanks Coryn! Yeah it was going to be a necktie but i said heck let me try old school.

Thanks Monster it's always a relief to know what little fashion sense i have works out sometimes. Coloring is always a pain for me as well so i'm happy to hear it works :)
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Post by: legomaestro on October 01, 2011, 09:17:14 PM
and more. Trying to break into more background skills.

(http://i.imgur.com/h9jxu2Y.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on October 02, 2011, 03:59:13 AM
loving the armor design!
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Post by: Tostificer on October 02, 2011, 07:00:04 AM
Dude. When I saw that, I suddenly realised. Please, start playing League of Legends. It will inspire you SO MUCH it's unbelievable. It has the same effect on me.

And may I add that I love the boot design! It's like sandals, but in boot form, I love it!
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Post by: legomaestro on October 02, 2011, 09:21:14 AM
If you say so man i'll get to it pronto! I've been out of gaming circles for too long it seems.

Really glad you liked the Armour design guys. When i draw these things i don't plan out anything so i'm glad my whims look okay
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Post by: legomaestro on October 09, 2011, 11:51:34 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/9fnAxfB.png)

Experminenting with sketchy lines...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 09, 2011, 11:52:19 AM
yikes, too bright.

Just turned it to grayscale instead. Don't think the sketchy lines worked though
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on October 09, 2011, 01:31:07 PM
more than anything i think you just need more sketch.
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Post by: legomaestro on October 09, 2011, 02:04:01 PM
Yeah, next time. Sketches shall be sketches and nothing more.

I did some tone experiments though. Looking at Blame! and Bleach so more will be coming. This is going to hopefully help if i ever get to attempting the Dystop manga

(http://i.imgur.com/9X4hzDn.png)

what do you think?
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Post by: Coryn on October 09, 2011, 02:33:49 PM
dystop manga you say? i say do it anyways.
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Post by: Tostificer on October 09, 2011, 03:07:26 PM
*high five!*

You followed my advice! Y'all is cool.
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Post by: legomaestro on October 09, 2011, 03:15:29 PM
*highfive

Thanks, I guess i'll work on it regardless of what i've learnt.

Hmm i think i'll start collecting info on how the people will look. I already have Tonokteh's look, toasty, which helps a million, and coryn is pretty much a given.

Aero's design is the one which is bugging me. And Orans...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Yuuki Akashi on October 15, 2011, 09:02:44 PM
yup yup~
getting better getting better~
lego nee what you need is practice a lot and im sure you will be really good~
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 16, 2011, 04:33:11 AM
I'll be sure to do that Yuuki. Thanks for the thoughts!
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Post by: legomaestro on October 25, 2011, 12:46:45 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/J6eOoLe.png)

Along with dystop, I and my friends are working on another webcomic. So lots to do for me!
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Post by: Tostificer on October 25, 2011, 02:34:29 PM
A webcomic?! Niiiiiice. Something with score in the top and 'stage 5' on the wall tells me it's gotta be something with a game. Neat drawing too!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 25, 2011, 02:54:04 PM
Something like that. It's a police adamy and this is a training center, but i hit a mind block so maybe that's the key... hmm... cyberworld... me likey

*runs off to consult friends.


And yeah, i've been studying CLAMP's Tsubasa story and trying to draw as epicly as them. They are the gods of minimalist manga art. Showing a lot with few and being epic at action despite their love for romance and stuff. You should read it man.
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Post by: Tostificer on October 25, 2011, 02:59:56 PM
They way you describe it I definitely SHOULD see that, yeah. I'll check it out soon.
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Post by: legomaestro on October 25, 2011, 04:15:31 PM
Beware the mindscrewing though. Some things they say are a bit senseless. I only understood it a second time around. Better to read on the pc than online/
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Post by: Nyosan on October 25, 2011, 07:25:12 PM
wow lego you're really impressive this time  ;)
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Post by: legomaestro on October 25, 2011, 08:16:44 PM
haha thanks
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Post by: Monsterful on October 25, 2011, 09:56:27 PM
I have seen lots of improvement! Awesome job Lego, keep up the steady pace.
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Post by: legomaestro on October 26, 2011, 08:55:50 AM
Thanks a lot Monster! Muchly appreciated.
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Post by: Coryn on October 26, 2011, 11:09:18 AM
looking good lego! interesting concept too
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Post by: legomaestro on October 26, 2011, 11:19:44 AM
Thanks man
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Post by: legomaestro on October 30, 2011, 09:31:00 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/f65uB22.png)

Nozomi wishes you a happy Halloween. Now please let her escape in peace.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 03, 2011, 09:48:44 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/FosDcQj.png)

More concept art from side-project. Will give it fx/color it
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Post by: Nyosan on November 04, 2011, 12:39:02 AM
hmmm your anatomy already improve a lot  ;)
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Post by: Coryn on November 04, 2011, 02:17:29 AM
definitely 0_0 great work lego!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 04, 2011, 07:09:08 AM
Oops, i'm really cheap! *facepalm*

i forgot to mention i took this from a sketch my friend made, so really only the shading and inking goes to me.
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Post by: legomaestro on January 25, 2012, 12:27:08 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ZCvV9QH.jpg)

That's lego floating in the chaotic skies of Mortal Combat. Didn't quite get the look of the raincoat i wanted, but i think it's okay.

(http://i.imgur.com/noen4VH.png)

And a new art i will be pursuing. I'm going to make another account on deviantart which only posts black and white art in this form of impressionism and minimalism. This was originally supposed to be a secret but what the heck.


Sketchy time! When i have time and get my creative kick, color will arrive once again. Expect concept art from Dystop and Mortal Combat, i'm in this again!
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Post by: Tostificer on January 25, 2012, 12:33:58 PM
I LOVE them man, you are progressing like... Damn! The second one's sketchyness just adds that feel to it... Once more, love em!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 25, 2012, 12:50:45 PM
Thanks Toasty!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Nyxy on January 25, 2012, 01:56:23 PM
Nice work like the Nozomi Halloween pic and the Floating in the skies sketch a lot.
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Post by: AnimeDoodler on January 25, 2012, 02:04:10 PM
Much improvement here Lego! Well done :D
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Post by: Coryn on January 25, 2012, 05:03:52 PM
great stuff lego!
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Post by: legomaestro on January 25, 2012, 05:22:50 PM
Thanks Nyxy! I enjoyed drawing the halloween one as well. My first and only complete story on MR actualy

@ Doodle thanks! I didnt believe it as wel but apparently i got a little better. Just hope i can graduate to the main gallery soon.

@ Coryn thanks. I have some things in mind you may or may not be interested in. Il pm asap
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Post by: Coryn on January 25, 2012, 07:31:37 PM
i or doodle can move you up anytime you want lego. and i'll await your pm anxiously
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: h_musick on January 25, 2012, 07:40:38 PM
 :heart: Love the black and white. I like pen and ink (I think thats what its called) drawing.
You have gotten SOO good!  :biggrin:lookin good!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 27, 2012, 04:52:05 PM
Yeah i love pen and ink! But it's digital so i don't think i'm allowed to call it that... >> But it's the look i was heading for so thanks!

And more from me. Lego forming his katana ready to face off with someone in MC.

(http://i.imgur.com/DBZEdho.png)
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Post by: h_musick on January 27, 2012, 10:34:18 PM
nice!!!
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Post by: Robs_ugly_artwork on January 29, 2012, 01:52:51 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/noen4VH.png)

Wow Lego!! I didn't know that you drew as well! This comes as a surprise to me, as I thought you only had epic writing skills.

Anyways, I really like this new style you're trying to develop here Lego! I like drawings that has a 'feel' to it and with this new 'Pen and Ink' style you've accomplished that with this particular pic. Good job bro.

Please, post more, thanks.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 30, 2012, 06:00:05 AM
You flatter me rob. Yea well ive always wanted to dabble in both to be more self-reliant. Plus, it's fun! really appreciate the feedback! Il be sure to post more!

@ musick thanks!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 31, 2012, 03:21:18 PM
And moar...
(http://i.imgur.com/jWsIX5h.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Nyxy on January 31, 2012, 03:52:53 PM
nice they look like a death knight without the skull helmet :) I like the design of that one Lego.
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Post by: legomaestro on January 31, 2012, 04:04:37 PM
Thanks Nyxy!!
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Post by: Coryn on January 31, 2012, 04:31:08 PM
nice job lego! nice weapon design!
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Post by: h_musick on January 31, 2012, 07:16:52 PM
oh.. he looks like he wants to kill someone... good job
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Post by: Robs_ugly_artwork on January 31, 2012, 09:00:13 PM
Alright! More art from Lego!

Even though the proportions are way off. I still love the 'feel' I get from your artwork, Lego. The facial expression of the character and the shading sets the mood (The dark, gloomy, sinister feeling) and I for one, am really diggin on it. You actually make me feel like trying to develop a new art style as well. (If I had the extra time for it, lol)

Please, keep it up and post whatever you got.  ;)

PS: Next time try to draw some dark clouds overhead and it'll look even better imo.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 01, 2012, 05:01:07 PM
Thanks a lot Coryn, musick, robs!

Yah anatomy and facial structures really suffer, but i really need to break new ground in terms of inspiration and such. I'll begin a series of fan drawings which i hope you'll enjoy as well. Thanks!
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Post by: h_musick on February 05, 2012, 06:42:14 PM
 :thumbsup: can't wait to see them!!
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Post by: Fronomenal on February 05, 2012, 08:38:19 PM
The dude with the super awesome looking weapon looks like somebody I wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley.

Nice stuff lego! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :clapping:
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Post by: legomaestro on February 06, 2012, 07:12:54 AM
Hehe indeed, indeed. Thanks frono!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 06, 2012, 09:21:26 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/msqB660.png)

The Takedowners



Bounty hunters with no special disposition of any sort. Really, just another pair of intimidating faces in the crowd. But they've got the dream: Being the best in the business, and it's not an easy market...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Nyxy on February 06, 2012, 09:46:51 AM
Nice that dude looks like hes ready to kick butt and chew bubble gum and hes all out of gum  :D
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: h_musick on February 06, 2012, 11:07:28 AM
Nice that dude looks like hes ready to kick butt and chew bubble gum and hes all out of gum  :D

LOOOL agreed
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on February 06, 2012, 03:35:35 PM
good job lego! keep it up!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tostificer on February 06, 2012, 03:35:53 PM
They look very awesome! Interesting thing on the girl's head, is that some sort of scouter?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 06, 2012, 04:31:46 PM
Yup, basically a glorified scouter, and computer. She does all research, cross-checking, matching, tracking, blogging e.t.c using that device.

Thanks people, means a lot. Like really. :D
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Robs_ugly_artwork on February 07, 2012, 12:13:24 AM
Cool. I'm glad that you're still practicing.

The only thing that kinda get's to me is the fact that you drew the girl's Scouter thingy and body a lil bit to big in regards to the size of her lower face or visa versa (ie: her boob is the same size ,if not bigger than her head w/out the scouter) . Just be sure to watch out for that next time. Other than that looks pretty good to me.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 07, 2012, 04:04:01 AM
Thanks robs!, i'll be sure to keep that in mind. Looking at what's happening so far i may need to cheat and start using guidelines when i do these things...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Robs_ugly_artwork on February 09, 2012, 09:20:02 PM
lol, guidelines isn't "cheating", it's a necessity  ;)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 13, 2012, 03:57:41 PM
Hmm, maybe so. Well so far i've been drawing these without using CTRL-Z so i made it a point to have no layers or sketching. I guess i'll be more flexible until i get better in sketching.


...

(http://i.imgur.com/rhxyIow.png)

... or is it split mind single soul... meh
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tostificer on February 13, 2012, 03:59:21 PM
Alright. I was already planning to do a drawing of your MC characters, and I already made some sketches, but now it's for real. This just looks too epic to not make a fanart.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on February 13, 2012, 04:20:25 PM
awesome job lego!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: h_musick on February 13, 2012, 10:12:34 PM
 :thumbsup: thats AWESOME! really great way to do this. Really explains your character.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Robs_ugly_artwork on February 14, 2012, 03:11:01 AM
I'm diggin on the the "Split soul, single mind" concept you got going on here. Sketch matches the theme and character perfectly in my opinion.

It'll work if you want a double body but, controlled by one person or were you trying to go for two separate minds that share the same soul? Hmm, the plot thickens..  :hmm:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 14, 2012, 09:04:20 AM
It's either way. Honestly? I'm not really sure myself. We'll see how things go. But i've realized that lately some forays into MC and other things are helping me bring ideas for my character origins. And i'm having fun.

@Toasty wow man that'd be great! No pressure but... I'D REALLY LOVE TO SEE THAT!

@ Thanks Coryn!

@ Hehe thanks musick. Well this isn't exactly something i want you know. I prefer being in my normal form if i can help it.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: h_musick on February 15, 2012, 11:18:39 PM
It's either way. Honestly? I'm not really sure myself. We'll see how things go. But i've realized that lately some forays into MC and other things are helping me bring ideas for my character origins. And i'm having fun.

@Toasty wow man that'd be great! No pressure but... I'D REALLY LOVE TO SEE THAT!

@ Thanks Coryn!

@ Hehe thanks musick. Well this isn't exactly something i want you know. I prefer being in my normal form if i can help it.

Yeahehehea... well, you know... thats why we have reality... (or however you spell it *to self* that's why you go to school...)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 16, 2012, 01:16:12 PM
No, well, i actually hate reality. I meant being in my normal, legomaestro form without being split in two...

Wow, can't believe i say that. I should go see a shrink
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on February 16, 2012, 01:45:45 PM
i don't think hating reality is nesisarily a bad thing. compared to other realities we think up it does kinda suck. the issue comes when you either blur the two or decide to destroy one.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 16, 2012, 01:53:55 PM
Yeah, that thought occured to me after watching a pretty awesome movie.

Hmmm... I'm interested in the 'destroying' line of thought. Have you got any ideas i could work on? Any examples?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on February 16, 2012, 01:55:59 PM
examples?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 16, 2012, 02:06:51 PM
Yes, i imagine you've met one or two reality destroyers in your life time.

Hehe, sorry, i'll stop being off topic after next post.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on February 16, 2012, 04:22:03 PM
*puts on glasses, then pushes up glasses so the light reflects from them*

Once or twice perhaps. I suppose i could put together some of my notes on the subject if you wish.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Robs_ugly_artwork on February 16, 2012, 10:31:02 PM
Blurring two realities kicks ass! I did that back in 2009 (when when my normal reality started sucking more than usual) it's actually a heck of a lot easier (and fun) to do when alcohol is involved. (NOTE: I do not recommend blurring realities when intoxicated)  ;)

Anyways, thank you for sharing a lil' bit more about your own (real life) personality w/ us Lego. I understand the meaning of your sketch 100% now. I actually drew one of myself (and my other self) also, back in 2009. I missed placed it though and never had the chance to scan it.  :(
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: h_musick on February 16, 2012, 11:00:51 PM
oh dear... This could turn out really bad guys...  :push: (i mean the whole "blurrin' and "distroyin" stuff) *ps... my spelling seems to be getting worse? I really am trying! I had to respell everything til it looked right... but it still looks.... wrong?*
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Robs_ugly_artwork on February 17, 2012, 01:26:59 AM
Your posts still "read" pretty good to me. So no need to worry about the grammar and spelling so much Musick, I mean you ain't writing a real story here, lol  ;)

Anyways, I think Lego has it under control. Well at least I hope so, hmm.  :hmm:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Fronomenal on February 18, 2012, 11:36:46 AM
Um are you guys talking about separating real life from your fantasy realities? :notunderstand:

Sorry, kinda got lost reading this.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: ReasonRevolutionaryVII on February 18, 2012, 12:29:02 PM
From what I've saw serious artwork Lego. The style is distinctive for sure, and I probably haven't seen everything you've posted in here(curse my random page selections) but the examples I did were good. Officially a fan.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 18, 2012, 01:31:49 PM
Haha wow, seriously? Thanks a million reason! That really means a lot hehe.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on February 18, 2012, 03:32:44 PM
Um are you guys talking about separating real life from your fantasy realities? :notunderstand:

Sorry, kinda got lost reading this.

it's mostly on a point about how you cant let them get too intermingled. we don't want anyone ending up in padded room with people in white lab coats looking at them through a little window now do we?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 27, 2012, 10:44:32 AM
^ trudat

(http://i.imgur.com/7HZl4pV.png)

really need to figure out how to show night scenes in black and white. I'll figure it out...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on February 27, 2012, 03:46:14 PM
i'd say lighten up the sky a bit. that way you wont have to resort to the glow.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 27, 2012, 07:57:48 PM
I'll keep that in mind. I've  read some manga and decided to try out gradient fill and some cross-hatching. I'll see how it goes in the other pic.

Can't wait to start on that series of drawings. For some reason i want em perfect so i'm holding off.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 29, 2012, 03:53:48 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/1deqRrC.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Robs_ugly_artwork on February 29, 2012, 10:58:29 PM
For the dark sky drawing. I agree with Coryn. Try making the sky a lil' lighter.

As for the most recent drawing. Looks pretty good. Is that a drawing of yourself? Looks familiar somehow. Anyways, the only thing that stands out on this one is that his arms look a lil' longer than it should be. Maybe his shirt is a lil' on the long side as well because, I can't tell where his torso area actually ends. Just might wanna watch out for that later on.

Tip: Try looking at your own arm length. Your shoulder to elbow length should be approximately then same length from elbow to wrist. In your last drawing your character's shoulder to elbow length is way longer than his elbow to wrist. Shorten that shoulder to elbow length to match his forearm length and you should be all good.

Tip#2: Also, if you're unsure about how to draw proportionate arm lengths. Try raising your own arm above your head. You'll notice that your elbow is (roughly) right at the top of your head. Imagine your character doing the same thing. If he did his elbow would be way above his head making him look a bit silly.

Tip#3: With arms relaxed to each side, the elbow should be around belly button (if you were to draw a line across your torso) This helps to gauge where to draw the elbows on your character, if he's just standing straight up with arms to each side (like your last drawing).

Hope this helps you out a bit and that you understood what I was trying to point out.

Other than that, good job on the head, face and shoulders. Face and hair looks awesome!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 01, 2012, 07:35:14 AM
Thanks rob! I'll use those proportion tips definately. Bit embarrased that i forgot them even after Monster's course. Guess i'll havta practice more.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: h_musick on March 01, 2012, 01:32:38 PM
OOOOOOoooooOOO Nice... His eyes are like "Ima get you... " 
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: h_musick on March 01, 2012, 01:37:14 PM
Your posts still "read" pretty good to me. So no need to worry about the grammar and spelling so much Musick, I mean you ain't writing a real story here, lol  ;)


I think it was just stress. For some reason it gets really hard to read and write when Im under that kind of stress. *roll my eyes and facepalm self* sorry! I was trying to get ready for my trip and all.
But anyways! Off topic!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 03, 2012, 06:42:45 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/hDcth3W.png)

A little line study of a reference picture...

(http://i.imgur.com/gBgeUhv.png)

Cleopatra. Assasin of five other female assasins. She was framed by their handler and now facing her friends who she once considered sisters... that's the basic story.


Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 03, 2012, 06:44:36 AM
And some inkyscketchiness!!

(http://i.imgur.com/d0vUrt5.png)


(http://i.imgur.com/R60k6Lt.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: h_musick on March 03, 2012, 10:34:02 AM
really like this inky stuff youv got going! That last one looks really cool! But I think the body is not really moving? it dosent match the movment of the sword? Don't know thats just what I saw LOOKING GOOD!!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on March 03, 2012, 02:47:10 PM
good stuff lego! first one really reminds me of this song. which just makes it a lot more awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySXsFk3v-_E

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 03, 2012, 03:25:40 PM
How the heck haven't i heard of this band? New fan. Thanks man.
...wow, this music really gets the head pumping. I keep on seeing explosions and stuff.

@ musick thanks! And i see what you mean by that you're actually right. I'll watch out for that in the future. Thanks again!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: h_musick on March 03, 2012, 04:20:57 PM
ooo yeah cool music! Im putting it on my workout playlist
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Robs_ugly_artwork on March 03, 2012, 09:24:05 PM
I love the randomness of drawings you post Lego. Totally different genres of characters. That should keep your skills well rounded when (or if) you get around to do any workshops here on MR in the future for sure.

Can you draw more "dark" characters (and I don't mean their color, lol)  like you did before? I thought those were some of the best you ever did. TIA if you do.  ;)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 04, 2012, 07:52:47 AM
TIA?
Thanks rob! glad you like them so much. I'll see what i can do to bring up some dark art... i always haven't be cut out for comedy i guess.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Robs_ugly_artwork on March 04, 2012, 01:30:02 PM
TIA = Thanks In Advance

Cool, looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 04, 2012, 03:36:45 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/VjKFw3t.png)
Some robot warrior takes time to rest under a Plug-tree on one fine cybersummer morning...

(http://i.imgur.com/59bESPm.png)
Farlern Worrez faces off against an invasion. Believe you me, that whip is deadlier than it looks.

(http://i.imgur.com/YYv2LcU.png)
And... Eclecia Warlock. CRP (Commados-Recon-Phreakers). She's a special class not even within the initials: she's a Blitzknight.


er hope this is what you meant...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Robs_ugly_artwork on March 04, 2012, 04:01:41 PM
That is what I meant actually. You drew those sketches up pretty quickly too!

The Warrior robot pic: I kinda wished he was in a sitting posture instead. This would in turn give a more "relaxed" feel to the sketch IMO.

The Invasion pic: Smoldering building structures combined w/ explosions in the distance, sets the mood perfectly in this one.

I like the Blitzknight Eclecia Warlock drawing a lot actually. Armored girlys FTW!

Thanks for postin up some really nice sketch art.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 04, 2012, 04:34:46 PM
Glad you liked them XD. Hey Robs you know... i've never seen your art before? Where's your art topic? I wanna know how the masters do it.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tostificer on March 04, 2012, 04:51:42 PM
Dude, you've improved. Word.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 04, 2012, 05:42:57 PM
Thanks man
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Robs_ugly_artwork on March 04, 2012, 08:33:33 PM
Glad you liked them XD. Hey Robs you know... i've never seen your art before? Where's your art topic? I wanna know how the masters do it.

lol, I'm no master and to answer your question, it's buried somewhere in the Manga art gallery section here on MR. I haven't had the time to really draw anything in a very long time. Well some sketchy stuff here and there but, that's about it really.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on March 04, 2012, 09:11:29 PM
dug it up anyways

http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php/topic,2048.0.html
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Robs_ugly_artwork on March 05, 2012, 01:23:02 AM
Thanks Coryn! Haven't seen my own drawings for quite awhile now lol. Kinda interesting to see how my art first looked like back in '09 till 2010 or so. Maybe I should dig up my old tablet and give it another try  :hmm:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: mangadude on March 05, 2012, 02:34:00 AM
Hey lego i like the second pic it looks cool.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: h_musick on March 05, 2012, 11:23:43 AM
Thanks Coryn! Haven't seen my own drawings for quite awhile now lol. Kinda interesting to see how my art first looked like back in '09 till 2010 or so. Maybe I should dig up my old tablet and give it another try  :hmm:

*smacks rob on the back of his head* YOU BETTER!!!!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on March 05, 2012, 03:39:17 PM
Thanks Coryn! Haven't seen my own drawings for quite awhile now lol. Kinda interesting to see how my art first looked like back in '09 till 2010 or so. Maybe I should dig up my old tablet and give it another try  :hmm:

do eet! i remember you being pretty darn good back in the day rob. time to get that back!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Robs_ugly_artwork on March 05, 2012, 09:48:58 PM
*smacks rob on the back of his head* YOU BETTER!!!!

OUCH! That hurt!! :glare: haha  :tongue:

do eet! i remember you being pretty darn good back in the day rob. time to get that back!

Back then I could dedicate a good portion of my day to my art but, now days it's really hard to find the time. New work shifts and a new relationship, etc. etc. takes up most of my time now days.

Thanks to you both (and Lego) for showing interest though. That's very much appreciated and I am truly grateful. I will try to update my gallery with something one day for sure though. I miss Bridget and I for one would like to see her again! My silly Redheaded rival.  ;)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 06, 2012, 03:38:50 AM
I never understood your Bridget character, i wish i knew more. I'll probably dig around your old topic when i have time. No pressure though, sometimes life always gets in the way. It's pretty awesome that you still find time to ninja post around the forums though. It's very appreciated!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on March 06, 2012, 10:55:07 AM
if you want to know more about bridget read some of the old MC pots as well. she made quite a few appearances
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 11, 2012, 12:57:13 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/p1k6FaB.png)

Kurtmann
(http://i.imgur.com/aBLblxK.png)

Majutsu Justin. That's a sword in his left hand, forgot to draw a motion trail.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 11, 2012, 12:59:49 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/V5pTT1x.jpg)
Once upon a half-moon...


(http://i.imgur.com/5QGstKE.png)
Joan. A cyberpunk girl in a cyberpunk world. She left her assassin organization for some payback.


(http://i.imgur.com/fyJPKh6.png)
Skullmaker. She prowls the metropolis with a knowing eye.


Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: h_musick on March 11, 2012, 01:05:12 PM
#4 is my favorate. but all are looking really good! it is crazy how fast you are moving to pro level!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 11, 2012, 01:12:35 PM
Pro level? I wouldn't say that, but thanks a lot!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tostificer on March 11, 2012, 01:35:04 PM
The fourth one is definitely my favorite too. The scenery just adds that much more to the whole thing. I think I'm gonna have to draw some more scenery too.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on March 11, 2012, 02:44:38 PM
great work lego! really love the last one! i think it's the eye work. the shape is really powerful.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Ryan on March 11, 2012, 06:49:57 PM
I liked the fourth one the best, as well. For the ground though, I think you could have made the hatching increase at a more gradual, smooth pace to make it seem more believable :P.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 12, 2012, 02:22:47 PM
I'll be sure to keep that in mind. I love Tsutomu Nihei's artwork where he uses crosshatching to maximum effect. I'm still practicing on getting good at that

Thanks everyone!

(http://i.imgur.com/ILfgpIT.png)

some small experiment with shading.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Ryan on March 12, 2012, 03:26:46 PM
I like how you did the hatching for that one. It makes the pants appear to be more 3D. Though, I think you should work more on the clothe physics; I mean like folds and such. If that man was riding fast enough for you to use blur lines to show speed, then the clothes should also be flowing a bit in the wind. I think this will help.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c33RUIJ6fYc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c33RUIJ6fYc)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Ryan on March 12, 2012, 03:34:22 PM
I like how you did the hatching for that one. It makes the pants appear to be more 3D. Though, I think you should work more on the clothe physics; I mean like folds and such. If that man was riding fast enough for you to use blur lines to show speed, then the clothes should also be flowing a bit in the wind. I think this will help.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c33RUIJ6fYc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c33RUIJ6fYc)
Also, try to curve his body more; even men have curves.
Crud...errrr...meant to modify my post, sorry for the double.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 13, 2012, 04:30:27 AM
Thanks for the tip, i'll keep it in mind. ( Net here is expensive though, so i'll just use photo references instead of the vid). I know what you mean by curves. I just didn't know where to add that into his clothes. I'll figure it out.

thanks again!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 10, 2012, 06:17:12 PM
Yay tablet! Your back in my hands!

And, presenting my new MC bomber-jacket form. Guess who's become a bragger?

(http://i.imgur.com/xXFTzGF.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jack Melancholy on May 10, 2012, 06:41:51 PM
most pictures are worth a thousand words this one is worth one....AWESOME!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 10, 2012, 06:51:56 PM
Haha, thanks XD
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on May 10, 2012, 07:47:52 PM
looking good lego! let's see some new drawings!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 10, 2012, 07:50:32 PM
thanks, and will do
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 23, 2012, 01:03:22 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/wdRPeYE.png)

Man, there's something about dystopias that are just awesome to me. Yet Another Guy Named Rex btw.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on May 23, 2012, 01:18:24 PM
interesting. keep it up lego! work on you're backgrounds some more. i know you've got the sketchy style going on but i think it'd be interesting to see sketchy characters clash with clean backgroudns
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 23, 2012, 01:32:12 PM
That's... actually a cool idea! I really am satisfied with where i am in character art, it's just the backgrounds that get me... Hm... i think i'll con some reference pictures into being backgrounds for my pictures... (Inspired by mspa hehe) I'll draw over them and position them strategically to make cool backgrounds!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Rojas on May 23, 2012, 02:23:26 PM
Sounds good yeah do it lego!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 24, 2012, 06:05:46 PM
When i have time i'll try working on it then.

(http://i.imgur.com/Vhk3bAp.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Rojas on May 24, 2012, 06:13:44 PM
You got some interesting looking characters. I wanna see this unfold.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on May 24, 2012, 06:52:20 PM
looking good lego! what's the little subtitle looking thing though? the way i read it i see "meet the managers" which doesn't make much sense
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Rojas on May 24, 2012, 08:06:15 PM
I read it spot on o.o "Meet the Monsters"

Though now that I think of it... it does look like meet the managers xD
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Nami on May 24, 2012, 08:59:19 PM
Lookin good lego! Keep them coming! :)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Robs_ugly_artwork on May 24, 2012, 10:20:11 PM
It say's "Meet the Monsters"  ;)

Looking good there Lego!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 25, 2012, 04:53:15 PM
Yup, spot on its 'meet the monsters' And thanks Rob! btw you're probably the most ninja-like ninja i've ever known, surprising how you popped up like that and on that note: Your Story. Now!!!!

@ Rojas thanks man. It's from the Dystop Blades gamestory thingimajig

@ Coryn haha it's 'meet the monsters'. I really need to improve my handwriting methinks, i just got told the same today in class. Glad you liked it. Got a little lazy with the others though...

@Lightning thanks!!!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tostificer on May 25, 2012, 05:21:16 PM
I love the pose you did for my character, fits him very well.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 25, 2012, 05:29:11 PM
Haha, yeah, it came out differently from what i envisioned though, i really wish i was good enough to do justice to what i have in my head for all the characters. Alas, it can't be helped...

... so any chance you still have that dystop mini comic you made?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tostificer on May 25, 2012, 05:33:20 PM
Dude, bro...

Nope, sorry. Not because I was too lazy to make it, but more like every time I made something I didn't like it after a while. You know what I'm saying right?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Yuuki Akashi on May 25, 2012, 07:53:03 PM
lego , you're getting better and better~ good job buddy~~
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 25, 2012, 09:40:35 PM
Thanks yuuki!

@ Toasty yikes... to the shredder huh. Ah well, same thing happens with me mostly
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jamie on May 26, 2012, 10:29:27 AM
That improvement is brilliant, keep it up. The eclea the warlock is one of the best in your forum imo :P I just found it awesome.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 26, 2012, 10:58:11 AM
Thanks man! Hah, i guess my inky black and whites will always be the most loved after all?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jamie on May 26, 2012, 11:07:46 AM
I think i'm just envious as i can't draw like that :L
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 08, 2012, 06:59:45 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/1nHARFs.jpg)

First in a series of my 'Omicron' Project.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Robs_ugly_artwork on June 08, 2012, 09:35:26 PM
Catherine looks pretty cute. Feet kinda on the large side though (for my tastes anyways).

I was going to comment about what I think she should be wearing if she intends to battle with a sword but, I won't this time since this sketch was probably just for practice.  ;)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 09, 2012, 02:31:25 AM
Yeh i was trying to warm up a little, but i'd love your suggestions on it. I find it pretty hard to draw girls or practice doing so. Even when writing i always look over my shoulder and stuff haha. It's pretty sad.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Monsterful on June 09, 2012, 02:42:36 AM
Silly me, Lego! Let's us resume with your tutoring!
Would judging this topic and your progress be good enough for you?
I'll be pointing out your errors so you will never make them again, and such.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Rojas on June 09, 2012, 02:47:44 AM
Yeah the sword is a little unfitting for her clothing. Usually with a sword like that, they usually have light weight clothing. Though I like your art style Lego.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 09, 2012, 07:42:43 AM
Thanks a lot Rojas!  thought it would fit her, was looking for a tomb raider sort of garb. Thought it'd be flexible that way haha.

@ Monster yes please monster sensei!!!! I replied late in your topic but yeah i'd love that. I'd really appreciate it.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tostificer on June 09, 2012, 07:43:41 AM
Looks nice! I like your ink-y art style, it looks almost traditional.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 09, 2012, 07:47:42 AM
Thanks toasty, and yeh that's what i look for, but sadly i don't know how to use it for something like a comic. Otherwise i'd be all over that. Backgrounds are hard to make too
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 09, 2012, 09:49:07 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/fCDV6j5.jpg)

Tom ABC...  if you're not sure what he's doing he can mould plasma energy into any form he wants with his right hand. Helmet got fused to him in an accident that gave him the power

i feel like doing more anatomical works now, before i get too wild and forget how to draw everything to proportion.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tostificer on June 09, 2012, 09:50:54 AM
That blade's awesome! I know that feel regarding anatomy. Gotta get into that.

Read your message btw
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: ilikedrawing68 on June 09, 2012, 02:45:12 PM
First, I wanted to thank you for the welcome message you posted in my thread.
I'm really impressed with your drawings and how far you've come in two years.
If I could make progress like you, I'd be extremely happy.
It just shows how fast you can become good at drawing with hard work and passion.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Fronomenal on June 09, 2012, 04:40:36 PM
Nice work lego! Tom ABC is a kickass name!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :clapping:

So uh... What's this new 'Omicron' Project about?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 09, 2012, 05:29:31 PM
Thanks frono! It just sort of came there haha. The Omicron project is a series of stories that connect most of my apocalyptic stories. I want to draw it as a graphic novel becoming i.e concentrated more on story than art, but definately a comic. and definately a novel ;) if that makes any sense.

So far they're three major arcs within it, and they're widely spaced apart. The third and final arc is thousands of years after the second hehe. These are characters involved in the stories...

@Toasty thanks man

@ilik thanks a lot! And yeah i find it hard to believe too. And i wasn't particularly trying very hard. It all came passively. If you actually work at it you can get extremely good in a short amount of time
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 16, 2012, 06:07:05 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/76DGEyw.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: ilikedrawing68 on June 16, 2012, 07:07:55 PM
I agree, I love the blade, I envy your weapon-drawing skills!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 16, 2012, 07:10:23 PM
thanks! Um... i'm not sure what to call you...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 23, 2012, 03:58:14 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/3tfyPjh.png)

Pixel be haunting me again.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Yuuki Akashi on June 23, 2012, 06:37:43 AM
i know how thats feels like~ hehehe good job on coloring by the way~~
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 23, 2012, 06:44:31 AM
thanks yuuki
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 23, 2012, 08:52:52 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/CRK2BvN.png)

Greg Barlett. Wielding elemental rings, currently using lightning. 1000 kills under his belt.  Ruthless and untrustworthy. He's killed more generals from his army than the enemy has, but all the other kills have been from important leaders in the opponent army, so they let him stay.

(http://i.imgur.com/FgxGTvu.png)
Christina.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 24, 2012, 03:37:27 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ZqOrole.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Monsterful on June 24, 2012, 03:41:48 PM
You're getting better Lego! Specially technique-wise.
I'd like to see you use more muscle definition on your characters though.
Wanna try drawing muscles from http://www.posemaniacs.com/?
Try expressing the male silhoutte a little more, it will give a lot more depth to your characters.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 24, 2012, 03:45:40 PM
T-T It's a girl though. I really suck at this it seems.

I'll do that. I really do want to study anatomy properly. I'm willing to put in the hours for it now.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Monsterful on June 24, 2012, 03:52:07 PM
Silly! xD I know the last one is a woman, even though she's wearing armor.
I meant with Greg Barlett. He looks a little bit too thin and the undefined musculature doesn't give off a "dangerous" vibe.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 24, 2012, 03:55:54 PM
Phew! Okay lol
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 25, 2012, 04:48:36 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/B0ZS7KY.png)
Dragonninja!!!!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on June 26, 2012, 12:35:26 AM
great job lego! very nice use of color! plus the fact that he's in motion really lends itself to the sketchiness
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 26, 2012, 02:35:27 AM
Thanks Coryn! He was one heck of a pain since he's mostly black, but i'm glad it turned out that way. Actually got two favs on DA, so that's something...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tostificer on June 26, 2012, 07:05:40 AM
That's how imagined the blade when I wrote 'the Internet'. Should continue with that I guess, but you guys know my deal. Sigh.

This thread is not for whining though. Awesome art Lego, as per usual!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 26, 2012, 07:22:31 PM
Haha, you'll get to it eventually. Thanks man! muchly appreciated
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 30, 2012, 08:17:27 AM
Sam

(http://i.imgur.com/3BJQikh.png)

Maestro

(http://i.imgur.com/hEJ4dcu.png)

A greeting between Kings.

(http://i.imgur.com/qqHiq1n.png)

Spitfire

(http://i.imgur.com/D87RspS.png)

CRP Special Branch
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 07, 2012, 03:41:35 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/4GtArXT.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/GLahVY1.png)

From here on out, i fear i have to get technical. Learn shading, post urban sketches and what not. My holidays have started, so i finally have time for that.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: takahashi on July 07, 2012, 03:42:44 AM
This is some great art work lego :D
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 07, 2012, 03:56:30 AM
Thanks a lot takahashi
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jamie on July 08, 2012, 06:33:04 AM
Nice drawings, but your anatomy and shiz still needs work xD

 :heart:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 08, 2012, 07:09:40 AM
yeaup it definately does. Don't think i'll ever draw again till i'm good at it.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Rojas on July 16, 2012, 05:39:04 PM
I like the cartoony sketch style it looks cool. I want to see your scenery :D.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Ryan on July 16, 2012, 07:11:13 PM
It'll be a lot easier if you learn traditionally for now Lego. Digital requires a lot of extra work, so traditional drawing will be better for a long time.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Monsterful on July 16, 2012, 08:13:25 PM
Actually Nexuun, being someone with years of experience on both, I can guarantee that both are equally difficult.
Digital actually cuts off a lot of extra work compared to traditional. No scanning, ease of edit, storage, etc.

Digital, on the long run, is the cheaper one, but it has a more expensive start-up cost (Getting all of the gear).
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 10, 2012, 04:55:49 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/FqWIHO1.png)

just getting back on my feet
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tyloe on September 10, 2012, 06:55:22 AM
you got a very unique style Lego, I luv it! btw did you render your artwork on a program or by hand?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 10, 2012, 04:07:21 PM
Digital. I use GIMP. and thanks
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on September 10, 2012, 04:24:54 PM
HE LIVES!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 10, 2012, 04:34:36 PM
haha xD
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jack Melancholy on September 11, 2012, 01:04:44 AM
XD the body is anime-ish and the face is realistic XD
ultimate fail or win. i cant decide XD
nice work though.
reminds me of bruce lee XD
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 11, 2012, 06:44:22 AM
Hehem thanks Jack
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Rojas on September 11, 2012, 06:56:11 AM
Ahh yes the sketchy artwork of Lego :3 truly a master of this style indeed. I've always liked your style as it is rather unique.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 11, 2012, 06:58:20 AM
Really? Thanks man.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Rojas on September 11, 2012, 07:23:23 AM
Yup, your welcome.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Ryan on September 13, 2012, 11:41:29 PM
Pretty sweet Lego! Although one thing, the eye is too long for sure. For realistic proportions, the eyes should be 1/5th of the width of the face(do some research on some other eye proportions as well). Keep working at it.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 15, 2012, 01:21:00 PM
I'll keep that in mind hehe. Thanks.

(http://i.imgur.com/45WMovi.png)

Beth Solbeam. such a wacky name
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Rojas on September 15, 2012, 05:31:21 PM
Awesome look Lego ^-^
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 17, 2012, 10:21:57 AM
thanks man
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jack Melancholy on September 18, 2012, 02:23:04 AM
i like the pic but for some reason the lips make me laugh XD
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 18, 2012, 12:59:42 PM
haha, i can see what you mean. I'm not quite proud with this one. I lost my brush configuration settings so i have to rework them.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 21, 2012, 03:46:05 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/BRebNaA.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/SR7auur.png)

sketchin...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jack Melancholy on September 21, 2012, 08:31:06 PM
like the second one the first reminds me of ninjas o,o XD
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 22, 2012, 08:42:57 AM
Thanks man. He's a breakdancer though hehe
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on September 22, 2012, 01:00:05 PM
what is this artwork with clean lines! where is the real lego!?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jack Melancholy on September 22, 2012, 01:19:59 PM
XD so bogus coryn.
i figured he was a breakdancer
still bogus coryn but funny XD
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 23, 2012, 09:26:46 AM
what is this artwork with clean lines! where is the real lego!?

lol he had a lapse of judgement
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 23, 2012, 01:23:48 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/nItVUre.png)

Tori Donahue. Random cat ears are random. Tried a tail too but failed. Anyhoo.


(http://i.imgur.com/faDtHpV.png)

Faux von Schwarz. Say it ten times as fast


(http://i.imgur.com/J6zMgip.png)

Nina Nine. She tatooed 2 on her shoulder because she's obsessed with another cyborg, Trenton Two.


(http://[img]http://i.imgur.com/ihyEiGx.png)[/img]

Darkmouse
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Post by: P4 on September 23, 2012, 01:58:06 PM
user retired
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on September 23, 2012, 02:15:16 PM
hehe. darkmouse.

"the *censored* is darkmou 5?"
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: h_musick on September 23, 2012, 03:03:22 PM
coooool  ;)
your lady there could use a longer neak though... you did a really great job on her body!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tostificer on September 23, 2012, 03:14:42 PM
Ah, I see references to the androids of DBZ. That's cool, that's cool. Your art style is neatly developing Lego!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 23, 2012, 04:21:56 PM
Thanks Toasty!

@P4 yeaup he's my character. Just made him

@ Coryn dontch'a know it. Funny story, i never knew how to pronounce deadmau5. I said it like "Deadmau Five" hehe. I can laugh about it now but it was a real facepalm moment when i figured it out.

@ musick thanks haha. I stuck to my reference too much though so i couldn't fix anything like the neck. Glad you liked her

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 23, 2012, 04:27:14 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/2JAnoBg.png)

Stephano Lopez.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jack Melancholy on September 23, 2012, 04:29:19 PM
any relation to george lopez? XD
like the drawing. i want a sword like that :)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 23, 2012, 04:38:52 PM
Heh, i don't even know who George Lopez is. But thanks. And yeh, i love rapiers. They're so stylish
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on September 23, 2012, 04:39:31 PM
he's a Mexican comedian
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 23, 2012, 05:23:50 PM
*googles like a boss
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Ryan on September 23, 2012, 06:50:30 PM
Nice pose on the last one. You handled the proportions pretty nicely as well. Careful with the feet shape though, I still have problems with this as well. http://animationstudentcollective.blogspot.com/2012/03/bethanys-foot-tutorial.html here's just a little thing on feet. Draw some of the diagrams if you feel like it'll help you and keep the tips in mind when drawing feet. The proportions of the leg to the rest of the character is actually pretty spot on, so I congratulate on that.( One last thing, the hand should end mid-thigh when your hands are lying to your side. You did this pretty well here.

For Tori, take note of where the forms are located. Which forms are in front of other forms, which forms are behind other forms, etc. The right leg is in front of the left leg, so the right leg takes priority. Remember about the arm length, it should fall down to mid-thigh when hanging down. So if the arm's bent and it falls to mid-thigh, you'll know something is wrong. Careful with the head shape as well. Should be more like an egg(oval).
(http://i.imgur.com/GQblAPT.jpg)did my best to re-draw it for you.

Faux von Schwarz, careful with the head shape once again. Egg shape, egg shape man!

For dark mouse, well, that was really nice in my opinion. Just remember that the bent arm should not be level with the straight arm lying to your side. Try standing up and comparing your arm lengths! The bent arm ends just a little bit higher than the straight arm, remember that. Do not be afraid to re-draw whatever you've done on a new layer. For example, there's a lot of line build-up on the lower legs

Nina, was that drawn from reference? It looks nice either way. If you're going to start drawing the human figure from photographs, I'll recommend doing still lifes! Learning to see values in still life is the first step to seeing values on more complex subjects.

I'm seeing lots of improvement, Lego, so keep it up. And now I'm done with my post  :D
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Ryan on September 23, 2012, 06:56:14 PM
Nice pose on the last one. You handled the proportions pretty nicely as well. Careful with the feet shape though, I still have problems with this as well. http://animationstudentcollective.blogspot.com/2012/03/bethanys-foot-tutorial.html here's just a little thing on feet. Draw some of the diagrams if you feel like it'll help you and keep the tips in mind when drawing feet. The proportions of the leg to the rest of the character is actually pretty spot on, so I congratulate on that.( One last thing, the hand should end mid-thigh when your hands are lying to your side. You did this pretty well here.

For Tori, take note of where the forms are located. Which forms are in front of other forms, which forms are behind other forms, etc. The right leg is in front of the left leg, so the right leg takes priority. Remember about the arm length, it should fall down to mid-thigh when hanging down. So if the arm's bent and it falls to mid-thigh, you'll know something is wrong. Careful with the head shape as well. Should be more like an egg(oval).
(http://i.imgur.com/GQblAPT.jpg) did my best to re-draw it for you.

Faux von Schwarz, careful with the head shape once again. Egg shape, egg shape man!

For dark mouse, well, that was really nice in my opinion. Just remember that the bent arm should not be level with the straight arm lying to your side. Try standing up and comparing your arm lengths! The bent arm ends just a little bit higher than the straight arm, remember that. Do not be afraid to re-draw whatever you've done on a new layer. For example, there's a lot of line build-up on the lower legs

Nina, was that drawn from reference? It looks nice either way. If you're going to start drawing the human figure from photographs, I'll recommend doing still lifes! Learning to see values in still life is the first step to seeing values on more complex subjects.

I'm seeing lots of improvement, Lego, so keep it up. And now I'm done with my post  :D

Also, more about proportions. If the whole figure is going to be 7 heads tall, then the legs start 3 1/2 heads down. Now this is the trick about leg proportions. Leg proportions are measured from the top of the head to the bottom of the pelvis. The bottom of the pelvis down is considered the mass area of legs. High-heels add height to the character, so they are factored in after

Ahh, my bad. Double post  :o
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Rojas on September 23, 2012, 07:47:46 PM
Wow, I really like your art style Lego. I mean I can imagine a comic being drawn sketchy like that and coming out really good. If you made a small side comic that would be awesome to see. Though you still need a little more work on the anatomy.

Btw for Tori did you draw the body and then the arm that is a little hidden? In general even if the object is hidden, such as an arm, you'd want to at least sketch it even though its hidden to account for it and make sure your body is still in proportion to that. This makes sure your body is correctly aligned and I recommend doing this as it will help.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 23, 2012, 08:08:32 PM
You've spoken what i've been hoping to achieve. I actually really want to start my comic with this sketchy style. I do have problems with anatomy but i think i'm ready. Only one bigger problem: I have no inkling on how to do backgrounds!!!!


@ Nexuun whoa Huuuge! I can't comment on everything you've said but i've definately read through all of it. Thanks for the input it really helps. For some of the things i'll have to hide behind 'stylistic choice' hehe. I know von Schwarz's and Tori's heads look iffy (esp. Von Schwarz) but i was following Kubo's old style of drawing which used this sort of style a lot. As for the other things i'm okay with that and i'll keep them recorded.

I did use a reference from Nina, and i hope i can do still life's but right now i'm confined to my tablet so i'll have to fake it and download more reference pictures.

Thanks a lot for the input both of you!!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Roshon21 on September 23, 2012, 08:27:30 PM
Nice job Lego Keep up the good work..... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: h_musick on September 23, 2012, 08:57:36 PM
 :o i like that sword :heart:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 25, 2012, 11:19:52 AM
Thanks Roshon... Musick

(http://i.imgur.com/mi53Aok.png)

TJ
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Rojas on September 25, 2012, 11:33:37 AM
Nice art as always, but for the guy with energy wings, try adding special effects to it. Like maybe lighting or wisps coming from the wings. I'm sure it's still just a concept you're working on, but I thought I'd add in my idea :p. Keep it up.

You've spoken what i've been hoping to achieve. I actually really want to start my comic with this sketchy style. I do have problems with anatomy but i think i'm ready. Only one bigger problem: I have no inkling on how to do backgrounds!!!!

Try doing backgrounds for now Lego, practice on them and you'll do fine. I'll support your comic all the way!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 25, 2012, 11:46:52 AM
yeaup i'll try it out for sure




(http://i.imgur.com/1o8T300.png)

Grue



(http://i.imgur.com/uF9cttI.png)

bleh




(http://i.imgur.com/S9xiTdT.png)

Exploring dark cyberpunk themes. Some freakish entity known as The Benevolent One. Probably a shiningami of some sort, i'm not too sure.




(http://i.imgur.com/9S77EiQ.png)

Christopher Ross. For an assasin he's missing a little flare and sleekness, but he makes up for being too regular by being good at his job, and having quite the personality e.g he loves coffee and any meat that is rare. Hates sugary things, plays golf or paintball or goes hiking in his free time. Hates watches.



(http://i.imgur.com/6o7sgYE.png)

Ig Xaos. His name will never fit him. Or at least you'd think so. He can manipulate heat, and is fully capable of creating energy that could burn the whole earth. Fortunately he's a good guy, and in case of an accident he's not able to resist that much heat. He'd be erased by his own powers before anything unfortunate happened.




(http://i.imgur.com/8AqtDsv.png)

JJ Smith. The pistol? I don't know... Automatic pistol with explosive bullets or something?


(http://i.imgur.com/BtQZl2k.png)

Reentry. H.A.L.O (High Altitude Low Orbit) Infiltration





(http://i.imgur.com/5oWY2pA.png)

Penelope.




hope you like

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Rojas on September 25, 2012, 12:09:40 PM
Edited post or what? I swear I seen those pics on top of my post... xD
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 25, 2012, 12:17:42 PM
Yeah they were too huge so i did some editing... 3 times. Forgot to resize them haha. Recently i've been painting on an A5 canvas so sometimes i forget.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jack Melancholy on September 25, 2012, 04:24:07 PM
Bleh~
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 25, 2012, 05:03:37 PM
bleh XD
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jack Melancholy on September 25, 2012, 05:12:20 PM
o.o i posted something towards lego..... and he responded the same day?!?!
2012 IS REAL!!!
RUN!!!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 25, 2012, 06:28:06 PM
>.> i'll... i'll take that as an insult T-T hehe
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jack Melancholy on September 25, 2012, 08:28:23 PM
>.> no. its a "HOLY S**T! He is actually on long enough to respond to me? :ohmy:" moment.
you said you pay for how long you're on the internet. you being on is very rare and you have a good reason as to why you aren't.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 25, 2012, 08:41:07 PM
It's okay i wasn't offended hehe.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 29, 2012, 12:26:52 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/YS8GAUX.png)

Viktor... test sketch

(http://i.imgur.com/4feP86R.png)

...

(http://i.imgur.com/SVlrYwA.png)

tentative sketch test

(http://i.imgur.com/gO2PorI.png)

And me in dystop about to do some stabbin'
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Ryan on September 29, 2012, 12:34:10 PM
Looking good Lego, although one thing I notice is that you need to control your brush size more. First layer thin lines, next layer you can go thicker if you want to. What program do you use?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 29, 2012, 12:37:03 PM
GIMP, and all my drawings have been on one layer only hehe... starting from page 20 something or so...

I'm trying to find the right brushes to do it, so i'm still experimenting
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on September 29, 2012, 12:47:53 PM
speaking of dystop <.<
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 29, 2012, 01:01:53 PM
>.>

I'm holding off dystop 2 till i get to that level in Java so yeah... i may be able to work on the comic for 1 though
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Ryan on September 29, 2012, 02:03:37 PM
Well workflow for both Photoshop and gimp are about the same. First you have line work, and you color over it later.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANHfwkCYCXc
Make sure you change the brush size with the [ and ] keys, as the brushes you can choose from are too big in Gimp. Set down as many layers as you need to in order to get a satisfactory result(for your line layers. Just keep tracing over your old line-work till it's satisfactory). Set a multiply layer and fill in the blacks/any colors that need to be filled in on that layer. Turn off opacity when laying in colors and use a big brush to speed it up(you also don't want opacity on if you decide to ink and not color). I know speedpaints take up some bandwidth but seeing how other people do their artwork is very helpful.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 29, 2012, 02:19:20 PM
I actually know those techniques very well, i'm just in the mood for black and white single layer art for now. I'm mostly experimenting at the moment so i'm not doing those those quite yet. If you click randomly through my pages i'm sure you'll see some colored works i did in the past
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Rojas on September 29, 2012, 03:20:38 PM
Looking good Lego, although one thing I notice is that you need to control your brush size more. First layer thin lines, next layer you can go thicker if you want to. What program do you use?

I will interject Ryan's earlier posting and add my opinion to say that the way Lego does his lines adds to the sort of sloppy art style he has. I don't see it as a problem myself. Either way good work Lego~
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Ryan on September 29, 2012, 03:24:55 PM
I actually know those techniques very well, i'm just in the mood for black and white single layer art for now. I'm mostly experimenting at the moment so i'm not doing those those quite yet. If you click randomly through my pages i'm sure you'll see some colored works i did in the past

Oh, okay. My apologies
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: FleetingMischief on September 29, 2012, 04:25:57 PM
These are pretty good. I can feel the characters in motion and it is very apparent that you're not trying to avoid drawing hands, and it strengthens your piece and makes them less static. I think what you can do is work on clothing wrinkles next. Maybe watch some tutorials or take photos of yourself and practice drawing the essentials.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jack Melancholy on September 30, 2012, 01:43:09 AM
*Walks in*
WAZZU~~~~P~!!!!
*Looks around. Has no clue whats going on.*
*Compliments art.*
*Walks out*
 :D
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 30, 2012, 06:29:59 AM
*thanks Jack

@ Rojas thanks! glad you like them

@ Nexuun no need to apologise your in-depth comments are always welcome

@ Fleeting thanks a lot. I have a lot to learn on texturing things just by using lines and when i can i'll make a serious study on that.



(http://i.imgur.com/uTyInVz.png)

behemoth



(http://i.imgur.com/anbrknw.png)

Quote
Emotional things under inert gas lit lamps
The silence of space beyond the window and the wars ready to be fought
Man of the wind: a demon to them, an angel to her

A story repeated across millenia
The gun is such a merciless seductress
This month is march. And its time to march

The young love is a night flower forgotten in the heat of the day
The glory greater than the wistfullness, at least, in his opinion
The glory is a fiction, according to her facts

Lost down so many roads of pride and character
"I'm a soldier. I'm a soldier."
The footsteps recede, in that aluminium hallway

Him, alone with his thoughts.

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jack Melancholy on September 30, 2012, 06:32:59 AM
o.o the last one.
*it stars jack and march*
wow. might not be the actual reason bit its the reason to me ^_^
*scrolls back up, sees the behemoth.*
HOLY *censored*
*runs away*
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 30, 2012, 06:35:49 AM
>.>
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tostificer on September 30, 2012, 06:41:10 AM
I enjoyed the poetic piece you had there. Did you make that? Your art is also stunning as usual!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 30, 2012, 06:42:20 AM
Yeah it was me. It just sort of came to me. I wrote it to 'Lost' by Coldplay.


(http://i.imgur.com/OVSZPMA.png)

background sketch. It's a sort of curving bridge that's free to move and held up by those cables. Those are gas clouds and in the distance is the hub where all the bridges come from and lead to. my first of many practice sketches to come



(http://i.imgur.com/THu8y09.png)


Seems I've joined the dark side... seems layers are the way to go, even for sketchy art.


(http://i.imgur.com/7h2Q76B.png)


(http://i.imgur.com/XLHpV7y.png)

The Islander Oran


(http://i.imgur.com/wTLpGRA.png)

The Northern Wind Aero
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jack Melancholy on September 30, 2012, 06:45:10 AM
that scythe :ohmy:
*wants too steal its design for the grim reaper*
I mustn't T.T
*will make a better scythe... with hookers.. and blackjack....*
y'know what. forget the blackjack.
XD
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tostificer on September 30, 2012, 06:46:02 AM
I KNOW RIGHT?! I HAD TO SHARE IT
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 30, 2012, 06:49:55 AM
The song is on repeat right now! (gaargh had problems posting so my comment dissapeared)

@Jack haha, i learnt that scythes can be awesome like that from a drawing from Clamp. That one was much more awesome than this one.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tostificer on September 30, 2012, 08:55:23 AM
I meant to ask... How's Dystop 2?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jack Melancholy on September 30, 2012, 09:09:02 AM
*just looked at the drawings again*
idk why.... but the last ones pants, they *censored*ing rock!!!!!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Rojas on September 30, 2012, 09:51:59 AM
Yo nice new art Lego, keep working on those backgrounds. I wonder what your coloring would be like :p.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 30, 2012, 11:03:33 AM
Thanks Rojas, and haha, i'm not sure, yuuki says my coloring is good but i'm not sure myself. Maybe i'll try something. I'll keep practicing for sure

@ Jack you think so too huh hehe. Thanks!

I meant to ask... How's Dystop 2?

Putting it on hold till i reach that level in java programming. I want to run all the calculations and such using java. That way i'll be motivated to train myself, and it'll be a good step towards the mangaraiders video game project.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 30, 2012, 11:04:08 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/S2oST9e.png)

Fabia and Doodler as they appear in Dystop.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jack Melancholy on September 30, 2012, 11:06:41 AM
AD?
...
ANIME DOODLER!
^ all i could think of >.>
nice drawing ^_^  i likes the sword.
*prefers the one in the black clothes*
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 30, 2012, 11:13:50 AM
That's fabiafidus. Haven't seen him around but he's pretty good at electronic music
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: P4 on September 30, 2012, 11:26:24 AM
user retired
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 30, 2012, 11:34:53 AM
I thought so too, but only when i had posted it here haha. I'll watch out for that.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on September 30, 2012, 11:51:37 AM
Actually talked to fabia a bit on skype the other week. He seems to be doing good. But says that the drawings he's making now (for profit apparently) aren't something he can post on the forum. One of his reasons for not being around i guess.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 30, 2012, 11:58:34 AM
Yeah he did hint at that a lot. He's getting paid for it? That's great to hear. I'm happy for him
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tostificer on September 30, 2012, 12:48:17 PM
That's weird. I spoke to Aero a few weeks back on Skype out of nowhere. He's doing fine too, haven't talked a lot but he's busy I think.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on September 30, 2012, 02:12:05 PM
haven't heard from him since he stop showing up around here. good to hear though.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: h_musick on October 01, 2012, 11:49:58 AM
I like the glasses on AD and the way her head is like she's saying.. don't mees wit me
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 01, 2012, 02:08:38 PM
that's exactly the image i wanted to give musick. I'm glad you like it
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 03, 2012, 12:29:43 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/nySaH7R.png)

Colour, my lost friend... it's been long.

Beware of grenade launching batons
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 04, 2012, 07:15:14 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/YdDy3NF.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 06, 2012, 05:19:44 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/qvm83A1.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on October 06, 2012, 01:24:56 PM
*getting ready in the morning*

Bring me! My puffiest pants!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 06, 2012, 02:13:49 PM
XD indeed.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jack Melancholy on October 06, 2012, 07:31:49 PM
that just looks fun.... i dont know why. its just fun looking XD
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 06, 2012, 07:36:20 PM
He's actually quite the hardhead hehe... well, good to know then i guess.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Rojas on October 06, 2012, 08:37:23 PM
Awesome Lego, the color does complement well, but I recommend working on it a bit more along with shading. Unfortunately both of those are my weaker points or I'd give tips :p.

The guy with the tall hat, and what seems to be a smiley face, sure does seem spiffy :3. That cane just adds to my amusement :D. Seems to be a funny character.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 07, 2012, 07:17:32 AM
Haha, i'm glad you caught onto the word 'spiffy'. It's what i was looking for. Yeh, he's considerably more happy go lucky than i usually make my characters.

My coloring is terrible and in the dumps at the moment, so i'll have to work on that to regain my skills.

I drift from experiment to experiment but today i picked up an old crappy drawing of mine and realized i've been slowly improving in all areas so i'm happy
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 10, 2012, 11:29:10 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Na4m92V.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 10, 2012, 11:57:08 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/vr1geO0.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: h_musick on October 10, 2012, 02:31:35 PM
clothing LOOKS GREAT!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Fronomenal on October 10, 2012, 03:17:57 PM
Wow you've improved Lego. It's been awhile since I checked on artwork. Keep up the good work Mr. Maestro! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :clapping:

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 10, 2012, 04:41:38 PM
Thanks Frono (yes! someone finally called me Maestro muhuhahaha.)

thanks musick!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jack Melancholy on October 10, 2012, 05:38:49 PM
o.O you're a maestro, lego?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on October 10, 2012, 09:06:33 PM
It's only a title. He can never escape his true name.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 11, 2012, 01:45:03 AM
shh Coryn! Let me bask in glory a little while
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 11, 2012, 09:39:49 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/ukl1Ewz.png)

Will color it later...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: h_musick on October 11, 2012, 11:29:45 AM
the wings a very symetrical... or however you spell it. i like how the feet cross
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jack Melancholy on October 11, 2012, 03:57:17 PM
o.o dont cry little fairy person. T.T dont cry.
O.O jeezus dude. its feet. i have to see that one run. its gonna be funny XD
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 11, 2012, 05:51:35 PM
haha, indeed. thanks jack. And interesting new title you've got there.

Thanks too hannah! I don't like the left shoulder, and i hope my colouring will do justice. I think i have to try your workshops again...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jack Melancholy on October 11, 2012, 10:30:55 PM
haha, indeed. thanks jack. And interesting new title you've got there.

which one is the title?
the one on top right? if so :D thanks
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: FleetingMischief on October 12, 2012, 03:19:29 PM
What the heck Jack... Not too long ago you hit your 700th post and now you're like halfway to 800.... *Is Jelly*
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jack Melancholy on October 13, 2012, 02:23:18 AM
damn
i post a lot of bs then XD
*has no life*
*sad face* T.T

Really though. dont be jelly~ i do practically nothing but f**k around on MR. XD and youtube.
*Is still in the best shape compared to all his family* :D
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 13, 2012, 05:47:20 PM
Nah, your active in a good way actually
(http://i.imgur.com/O0hSz1y.png)

Okay, i think it's thick lines for me from now on. Thin psuedo-bic art doesn't work well if it isn't precise. I need it to look inky.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 14, 2012, 04:47:21 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/qq1QZP3.png)


(http://i.imgur.com/h71LZnT.png)


(http://i.imgur.com/vZwMPWw.png)

Don't mess with lego.

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on October 14, 2012, 05:27:34 PM
*messes with lego*
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jack Melancholy on October 14, 2012, 05:55:31 PM
*joins in, lego is the boss*
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F46OQSIUwnA
how's that for messin with lego : D wkuk had the only video i could find with the get on the knees and push thing XD
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: FleetingMischief on October 16, 2012, 04:35:35 AM
I like the last one best. The foreshortening gives the piece some much needed dimension that the other pictures lack.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 16, 2012, 08:06:06 AM
I know what you mean.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 16, 2012, 08:08:56 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/GSsRsiL.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jamie on October 16, 2012, 02:46:33 PM
Jeez I love that soldier! Has a Halo/Mass Effect feel to it.
 :heart:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 16, 2012, 02:56:53 PM
thanks jamie, and that may be because i referenced him from a halo pic >....> i was actually trying to draw him exactly but... yeah you know the rest
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: FleetingMischief on October 18, 2012, 05:05:54 AM
I think making more pictures with dimension like that could help your figures achieve more dimension as well. Good work on it by the way! You can really feel the action in that piece.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 19, 2012, 08:08:54 PM
Thanks FM! I'll be sure to look for that some more. These are a batch that i'd already drawn, but i'll really try to start using backgrounds to add more dimension from now on...

(http://i.imgur.com/FSyXk90.png)
zamurai

(http://i.imgur.com/ZXzHOOy.png)
old guy.


(http://i.imgur.com/Rpif0Bn.png)

reference from House. Didn't go well


(http://i.imgur.com/0dXIQvT.png)
Black Panther speed test

(http://i.imgur.com/pWyJT2B.png)
concept on some amazon kind of warrior


(http://i.imgur.com/MDx9c1s.png)
Spiff being slick while smoking a spliff

(http://i.imgur.com/EeZ56w1.png)
Legomaestro
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 21, 2012, 02:15:21 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/e9btuTa.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: FleetingMischief on October 21, 2012, 04:20:23 PM
Wow! You posted a lot of stuff!! Reminds me to get more of my work done.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: h_musick on October 21, 2012, 08:05:35 PM
wow lego... your gettin gooood  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 22, 2012, 07:31:50 AM
Thanks hannah!

@ FM I found out how to make the perfect sketch brush by dave rapoza so i got sorta trigger-happy
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Rojas on October 22, 2012, 09:23:14 AM
You've posted a lot since I was gone. It looks good, but needs some more practice on foreshortening and hands. Hands kill me terribly xD. The cat close up is pretty cool looking
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 22, 2012, 12:25:29 PM
Yeh my anatomy is pretty much down the toilet. Every time i learn something i forget it along the lines, and whenever i try to look at Loomis's books i'm completely lost. I can barely draw a straight line and the guy tells me to simply divide up the body in straight ratios and aaaargh! I end up ragequitting >...> Not an excuse i know. But i need some alternative way to learn anatomy, and make it stick.

(http://i.imgur.com/ubCNaog.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: h_musick on October 22, 2012, 01:03:40 PM
great work on the shading! it looks like he made it blacksmith style (whatever its called)  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jack Melancholy on October 22, 2012, 04:14:11 PM
holy *censored*e!
where'd you learn to draw that kind of stuff?! :ohmy:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 23, 2012, 10:07:16 AM
Haha, just a few tutorials by Feng Zhu and Dave Rapoza. I've started looking out for new techniques. Glad you like it.

@ Musick thanks! I know what you mean but i'm not quite sure which word t is either haha!


(http://i.imgur.com/tf8kD4x.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/SaftmDi.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: h_musick on October 23, 2012, 10:52:32 PM
these are so cool! i really like th castle thing. are you trying new styles??
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 24, 2012, 05:03:06 AM
Yep exactly. Just exploring it really. I need to be able to make backgrounds and i've figured a little speed painting will get me a long way in that direction
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: h_musick on October 24, 2012, 02:12:05 PM
it looks really good!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 24, 2012, 06:06:06 PM
Thanks a lot musick!

Glad you noticed it was a castle at all haha
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Ryan on October 24, 2012, 09:34:42 PM
I think it's less anatomy you need to learn, but more of just drawing the figure in general. Proportion, the skeleton simplified into basic shapes, etc.

50% observational drawing and 50% drawing from imagination. That's the magical combination. Take what you observe and use it for your drawings from imagination. You will have to come to an understanding of form, sooner or later no matter what you do. No reason to delay this kind of observational stuff when you're doing representational art. I know I can't expect too much so soon, and you seem to be improving, which is good. You also seem to be looking at tutorials now, which is really good.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 24, 2012, 09:56:03 PM
Thanks Nexuun, really appreciate that.

You do have a point. I noticed i didn't know how to draw an accurate stick figure even, so i'm starting from the ground up again. The tutorials are helpful, and amazing artists are good to look at. It's tough to not compare myself to them and feel discouraged but it's still an interesting walk
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: h_musick on October 24, 2012, 10:14:55 PM
dont get discouraged!!!!! lok at your first posts here and then look at where you are now. Its crazy how far you have come!
And duh its a castle! lol
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 25, 2012, 08:42:21 AM
Oh wow. Oh wow i completely forgot about that. Thanks musick, that really put things into perspective.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 26, 2012, 06:32:16 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/NoivMOC.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/WNSJPS1.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/tPGXZh9.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/AbfvRnE.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/lsusWQJ.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jack Melancholy on October 26, 2012, 06:33:36 PM
the trre..... you gave it an afro.... like a boss =_=
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: h_musick on October 26, 2012, 06:34:24 PM
wow... wow... I really cant believe how much you are improving with each post!  :ohmy:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 26, 2012, 06:36:02 PM
Thanks musick! the tutorials are helping, but they're huge gaps to attack. I'm trying to spend at least 30 min drawing every day.

@ Jack...

>.>

<.<

It's expressionist hehe
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Ryan on October 26, 2012, 11:30:29 PM
Keep it going man. To me it looks like you might have something for landscapes.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 27, 2012, 05:45:47 AM
thanks, and I sure hope so! Anatomy is really hard to get nailed though. Can't wait till i master it to a greater extent.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 29, 2012, 01:04:06 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/GQHQUgE.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/4uR3C1q.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/dfZxBtk.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tostificer on October 29, 2012, 01:11:58 PM
Sweet poses! I'm always too afraid to try them because I know they'll make my character ugly, but they worked out just fine here.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 29, 2012, 01:45:12 PM
Thanks toasty! I'm going full on stick-figure now. Studying muscles and stuff was no fun at all >...>
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tostificer on October 29, 2012, 01:51:54 PM
Heh I know right. Just keep it simple.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 29, 2012, 05:37:13 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/fmthDhT.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/qoSsjFT.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/7ZyUvpb.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: P4 on October 29, 2012, 06:42:13 PM
user retired
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Post by: legomaestro on October 29, 2012, 07:00:08 PM
Thanks P4 i'll take that advice to heart. I notieced that about Nomad too. I used a jittery brush and really was heading for shading rather than straight accuracy. Of course, i'm still noob so i have no excuse haha.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 01, 2012, 02:30:11 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/1wJHKsA.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Monsterful on November 01, 2012, 02:46:12 AM
Looks pretty good, Lego! But I can see that you're still pretty loose with your strokes.
When just sketching, it's fine, but you should also consider building strokes.

Example:

(http://s12.postimage.org/9ztxpzyj1/Untitled_2.jpg)

That's just a WIP of mine, but since it's a digital painting it serves as a good example.

As you can see, you need to build upon multiple strokes to create gradients and tonalities (as seen in the hair sample to the right).

You need to think at every stroke "Do I need this stroke?". In due time this will become second thinking, and you'll work even faster.

Also, sometimes big strokes work better than multiple smaller ones. Look at the Pony's front legs for example, that's just 1 base color, using 2 big strokes (with low flow) to add the shadows.
It not only helps it look cleaner, but the soft shadow gives it a lot of volume.

Hope it helps.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 01, 2012, 02:50:06 AM
Thanks a lot Monster! I guess i'm 'petting' my strokes too much huh. I use pressure-sensitive opacity though, so i guess i'm not used to how faint the lines are at first, any chance you could tell me what pressure settings you use for your tablet? It drives me crazy a little

>..> you're so good at colouring man.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Monsterful on November 01, 2012, 03:00:34 AM
Well, I use photoshop default brushes mostly, plus some brushes for adding textures.
You should leave the pressure control at 100%, just change the opacity or flow, depending on the effect you need.

You can also create your own brushes from pretty much anything! I'd really recommend experimenting after you master the default brushes.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 01, 2012, 03:23:08 AM
Yeah i've reached that level. I'm using a sketching brush suggested by Dave Rapoza. I tilt it 45 degrees and decrease its size a little, and i'm using a free stock photo site to make temporary brushes during some of my paintings.

You do all that cool stuff with default brushes? Amazing. But you have a nack for texturing seamlessly. Do you use default textures too because i really can't tell
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: NationKay on November 12, 2012, 01:45:50 PM
(Based on first page drawings)
Uhm, the art is okay. Very basic lines, and messy style. But I understand you are learning, so just keep working hard. Good luck bud :D
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Ryan on November 12, 2012, 01:52:53 PM
Make sure you base your critiques off of recent work :push: Doesn't really help critiquing someone's old stuff.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 12, 2012, 02:34:11 PM
Haha, yes what he said. Looks like i still have linework problems so there's a point there haha.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 15, 2013, 12:05:41 PM
I probably should've paid attention to Monster's advice, but i was really just removing the cobwebs from my joints with this one.

(http://i.imgur.com/QYxycHu.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on January 15, 2013, 01:48:20 PM
hi lego!
havnt seen your manga since ive been back so hi here :P

the last one is pretty good, the proportions are mostly ok, and the bold style makes everything stand out. the only problem i can see that isnt just nit picking is the left arm, is it really bent? because it looks uber short compared to the rest of the body.
the items around the waist look pretty bulky 3d, i like it :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 16, 2013, 04:15:21 AM
Thanks suuper! I hear you about the hand... I didn't use any figure guide for this one so it should've turned out a lot worse. 
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 16, 2013, 03:24:17 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/JT2Ac9O.png)

I give up, i give in. I just love black and white too much. I'll work my way up from here. Been convinced by a great horror/dystopian manga once and for all. Still getting into the zone...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jack Melancholy on January 16, 2013, 07:24:31 PM
Nice drawing : D
*sees he has a stick*
Is that a fishing pole? o_o

P.S. The arm seem a bit short. Since I'm guessing you have a tablet you should try doing layers to fix proportion problems. Just a suggestion. o_o
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 17, 2013, 12:32:52 AM
Nu! layers suck!

Just kidding, I prefer to draw without layers to emulate pen and ink art, but i don't know if that's how they really do it. i've got to ask around an research i guess

It's actually supposed to have been a blade. oops
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jack Melancholy on January 17, 2013, 12:41:40 AM
*puts his fishing gear up*
Next time then. ;_;
And I'm pretty certain most digitally drawn manga is done with layers.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 17, 2013, 12:53:22 AM
But in the spirit of traditional art, i draw like that.

plus i may be lazy.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jack Melancholy on January 17, 2013, 12:57:26 AM
*approves of these reasons as they are both reasonable*
That seems about right for most people nowadays. Either keeping it original or lazy XD
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 17, 2013, 02:41:46 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/zLrveCL.png)

a sketch a day makes the doctor go away
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on January 17, 2013, 03:31:32 PM
lol dunno which doctor you are talking about, but it has to be true, im sure of it :P
nice pose, i think you made the difference in leg sizes a bit too much, well its almost right but it still looks a bit too small, the one in the distance, because while it is further away, its still attached to the same person, its cant get that far away, the foreshortening wont be that strong for that particular picture methinks.
cape is cool, cant fault that :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 18, 2013, 05:58:06 AM
Hha thanks. Gurren Lagaan Ref actually. I really better fix my anatomy problems. Can't believe they've been getting at me for this long in the game
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on January 18, 2013, 07:24:46 AM
they will get at you forever, as you try and do more complex stuff. sad but true. i suppose eventually like after 20 years you will be able to say proportions dont get you but tbh i think its a life long problem :P ofc you can improve though :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Ryan on January 18, 2013, 05:25:08 PM
You should really get a book on figure drawing/anatomy like Loomis or Vilppu. Your sketches are getting better, but you still lack understanding in the figure. Also, maybe use the basics of form to define what you draw more and make them seem less flat. Cylinders for arms, legs, etc. http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?152626-The-Artist-s-Reading-List
Don't just copy the books, but seek to understand what the books are trying to teach you. Test yourself by practicing techniques/concepts from the books from your imagination. Anyways those are just my tips for today, good luck  ;).
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: stickmanex on January 18, 2013, 05:53:33 PM
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagaan! FTW!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Hasith on January 18, 2013, 10:24:31 PM
Your drawings getting lot better Lego. Time to pay attention to small details and also anatomy like Ryan mentioned. keep posting ! :)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 19, 2013, 02:25:50 AM
Well i've got tons of anatomy books i guess. But... It's just so tedious when i approach art in that learning way. It takes the fun out of it. But i guess i'll just have to stomach it if i want to get better.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on January 19, 2013, 08:14:15 AM
true, thats what does prevent a lot of people improving as fast as they would like, the theory behind the drawings etc. a lot of study is needed (or just a bit) to balance out the skill and make you more able to draw. i have my own right or wrong techniques but yes you are right if you dont enjoy it , it can put you off :P

try just doing like a page or something, or one thing like arm muscles, then practise what you have learned in other drawings. that way you learn but dont get too much in one go. alternatively you could read the book and learn loads all in one go :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 19, 2013, 11:26:42 AM
Hm i could do that, but i have no intention of filling pages and pages of anatomical poses and muscles and such. I'll try copy drawing rather than that. I've seen my friends do it enough to know it isn't the way i want to approach thing. From a writer's perspective, it's like trying to learn how to write by studying a dictionary rather than simply reading a novel
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on January 19, 2013, 03:55:37 PM
i see. i personally draw form manga and copy other manga because its more fun. i have occasionally had to look up a pose or something if its really hard or use myself as a reference. in all its an ok technique. do what works for you, and see how it goes. you may end up changing your technique several times before you get one thats perfect for you :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 19, 2013, 04:14:36 PM
Yeah that's true. I know the importance of the technical side of stuff but i just want to have some amount of free reign. In any case i'll just try to master stick-figure drawing and filling those stick figures with shapes as perfectly as possible.

(http://i.imgur.com/8606XGL.png)

anyhoo. A from sketch. Any comments/critique?

(http://i.imgur.com/nmP1HXi.png)

psuedo-pencil and ink drawing on detective carter

(http://i.imgur.com/D2wJWka.png)

And the ninja seven. I really need to find some way to make my ink look more stylish. More experiments i guess

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Hasith on January 19, 2013, 09:15:18 PM
ah face is bit out in second photo. :)

I like the ninja drawing.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jamie on January 19, 2013, 09:22:04 PM
You have improved your anatomy, even if it was subconscious! Well done Lego :)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on January 21, 2013, 12:13:24 PM
@jamie i thought you said unconscious not subconscious :P

nice stuff lego, the action pose at the top is quite nice, a few lines and stuff were a bit too feint to see it all but it looks very dynamic and proportions are ok :P
the ninja one is a good pose, the front leg looks a bit too big though
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 21, 2013, 03:36:28 PM
I hear you, and thanks for the comments. I really did ruin that face reference, and the ninja leg really is big.

(http://i.imgur.com/FhOZEAP.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/YYpiaeJ.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/NEjLsWt.png)


Read FLCL manga. I really need to learn how to draw like that.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 22, 2013, 01:49:46 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/fluSDCm.png)

I just had to make him bald haha.

(http://i.imgur.com/47it6rP.png)

Some character sketching. They just sort of appeared out of nowhere, all of them. I want to give them all a part in a story some time.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jamie on January 22, 2013, 02:50:06 PM
Good sketches Lego, keep it up
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 22, 2013, 05:57:57 PM
Thanks jamie!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 23, 2013, 04:59:43 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Wo1Udh2.png)

found out a way to make pencil in GIMP at last! woot woot woot.


(http://i.imgur.com/wc6GDy4.png)

referenced from project X.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jack Melancholy on January 23, 2013, 05:14:09 PM
Lol That last guy was funny :P
The perspective is a bit odd though. The shoulders seem a bit odd, and the torso seems a bit wide. Still funny pose though XD
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 24, 2013, 11:46:42 AM
It's supposed to be an over the head camera view actually.

Hm... i think i'm convinced that my art can go no further than this. I'll keep drawing for fun but i'll rather focus on my writing now. So from here on the quality is gonna get much worse!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on January 24, 2013, 12:41:21 PM
thats a shame you feel that way, but if you can write and feel you have more potential in that then give it a shot, you may find yourself coming back and trying manga for a while again :P
try not to have too large a gap where you dont draw though :P just because :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 24, 2013, 01:08:22 PM
Haha i won't. I'll still be doing a doodle a day.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on January 24, 2013, 01:38:11 PM
awesome :P
oh perhaps try and do some of the workshops, i keep forgetting but thats something simple to do :)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 24, 2013, 01:56:25 PM
Oh yeah i keep on forgetting about them!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on January 24, 2013, 03:12:51 PM
lol. its that extra bit of effort i think that makes it hard to do. there are quite a few new ones out now that i am trying to do, who would have thought just copying a picture would be such a pain :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 24, 2013, 04:56:26 PM
Yeah no kidding
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 25, 2013, 11:40:39 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/bcivvdL.png)

Cretik!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 26, 2013, 10:56:55 AM
ink!!


(http://i.imgur.com/x6atyZ8.png)

12 people want to become gods.



(http://i.imgur.com/4EtmKBN.png)




(http://i.imgur.com/5EjBQeH.png)

The Zalesman
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on February 26, 2013, 12:38:25 PM
lol is that the sharingan in the last pic :P
nice hair on the last guy :)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 26, 2013, 12:41:32 PM
Now that you mention it it does sorta seem like one. Let's just call it such
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 03, 2013, 09:49:12 AM

(http://i.imgur.com/GPQhtfR.png)

mountain thumbnail


(http://i.imgur.com/7wYPrym.png)

I'mBraveWithSword


(http://i.imgur.com/6lxaLoW.png)

MF5


(http://i.imgur.com/CrVlmeo.png)

more dakka
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tostificer on March 03, 2013, 10:15:28 AM
Looking good! I like the brushy/sketchy kind of combination, very visually pleasant
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 03, 2013, 10:18:26 AM
Thanks toasty! glad you like it! personally i like the ninja the best.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tostificer on March 03, 2013, 10:22:07 AM
Definitely agree. I like the master chief-ish dude too but the helmet design is kinda wacky, like Mickey Mouse or something. Heheh
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jamie on March 05, 2013, 05:08:28 PM
DeadMou5sterchief!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jack Melancholy on March 05, 2013, 06:05:23 PM
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1iaczvycj1rqfhi2o1_500.gif)
Jamie~~
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 06, 2013, 11:04:39 AM
I repeat this request.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 07, 2013, 11:32:03 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/iE54Irw.png)

Zombie guy

(http://i.imgur.com/ldkGaaW.png)

Pirate guy

(http://i.imgur.com/Ij5zvfI.png)

guy

(http://i.imgur.com/1DoJzsD.png)

Li

(http://i.imgur.com/L5YYOIp.png)

Eric

(http://i.imgur.com/uI9Z6q5.png)

Day of 1000 styles Coryn

(http://i.imgur.com/s5r1ghv.png)

Dawg

(http://i.imgur.com/dXd4Rkj.png)

Belle
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 12, 2013, 11:49:48 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/3Xaw8XS.png)

gesture painting test

(http://i.imgur.com/k9CfMhO.png)

cat girl

(http://i.imgur.com/RkMFX2z.png)

crazy rapper guy sketch
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on March 12, 2013, 03:14:44 PM
Haha I dig how you draw Lego-san :D
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 12, 2013, 04:06:57 PM
Thanks Kage! My style is always changing though...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 21, 2013, 09:37:18 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/G91mYDD.png)

 which is better? the left or right one?

(http://i.imgur.com/YxZqogG.png)

value sketch

(http://i.imgur.com/NKA9EjA.png)


Veritas Blithely


(http://i.imgur.com/CK0KSYT.png)

See


(http://i.imgur.com/GNgxoXn.png)

Cat mech


(http://i.imgur.com/oGJ32CT.png)

Bite
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on March 21, 2013, 09:43:05 AM
Awesome! :biggrin: And I choose left  :D
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 21, 2013, 12:09:32 PM
Thanks! and i thought so too. great to get a confirmation
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tostificer on March 21, 2013, 12:11:49 PM
Definitely left. Looks like the pen pressure thing didn't register your pressure all to well, it all came out a bit too soft for my taste.

Other than that, awesome stuff! I was hoping to see that BECK sketch you were talking about but I suppose not. I have patience.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 21, 2013, 12:19:13 PM
Me is sorry for delaying about it. I'll just wing it. Thinking about it is too troublesome. the best thing is that you gave theme songs for it so yeah. i'm on it
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Zealapeal on March 21, 2013, 03:28:38 PM
Holy smokes on Veritas Blithely. That is kick- :swear: !

Also, uhh... left.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 21, 2013, 04:40:22 PM
Glad you like her zeal. But i doubt she's the sociable type haha. I should make a story for her.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 29, 2013, 01:46:39 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/VfuenCg.png)

Blindmann

(http://i.imgur.com/Or3RJaf.png)

Snowboarding girl...

(http://i.imgur.com/mcM7Sus.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/BcDCfeX.png)

Just testing testing...

(http://i.imgur.com/9OpCnSL.png)

Cyberpunk sketch thing or whatever
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 01, 2013, 09:56:54 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/XuPtWNq.png)

Guess who? Guess what?


Time to get this started
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on June 01, 2013, 11:51:24 AM
OH MAN.

I HAVE NO IDEA WHO THIS COULD BE.

I AM SO CONFUSED RIGHT NOW LEGO.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 01, 2013, 12:29:04 PM
Hardee-haha
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 14, 2013, 06:21:15 AM
My hands feel rusty.

(http://i.imgur.com/T3X9H37.png)

CatTvGuy. His left leg is supposed to be right in your face.

(http://i.imgur.com/ilb5I8e.png)

Clara. She cries. She slices.

(http://i.imgur.com/1CVQ2BK.png)

Rust Cot, Mercenary Queen
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tostificer on September 14, 2013, 10:38:03 AM
I really love the big blade on Rust Cot! Suits her well. Good to see some more stuff from you, lego
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 14, 2013, 11:53:52 AM
Thanks toasty. means a lot
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: TiNoSa on September 14, 2013, 05:58:33 PM
Nice drawings!
Your style resemble a friend of mine's.
I think this kind of drawing is full of attitude. They're nice to look at.

Keep it up! ^^
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 14, 2013, 06:13:13 PM
Thanks a lot TiNoSa! I wish i could see some of this friends art if possible *hint *hint

i'm glad you like it.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on September 14, 2013, 06:45:43 PM
Oh how I've missed your gothical drawings! :santa: Keep it up Lego-san! :doublethumbs:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 14, 2013, 07:07:58 PM
Gothic? me? oh you're joking i'm one jolly cheery fella
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: TiNoSa on September 14, 2013, 07:11:30 PM
Thanks a lot TiNoSa! I wish i could see some of this friends art if possible *hint *hint

i'm glad you like it.
No prob ;]

Here's his DA: http://purpleblock.deviantart.com/
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: h_musick on September 14, 2013, 09:12:38 PM
Gothic? me? oh you're joking i'm one jolly cheery fella
Hey, goths can be cheery! lol!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on September 15, 2013, 02:10:51 AM
Gothic? me? oh you're joking i'm one jolly cheery fella

Well not you, but your artworks. They are very dark and gloomy, which is really cool should I say :D
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 16, 2013, 06:23:20 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/OMUjAm9.png)

Ghot - scurge of the battlefield

(http://i.imgur.com/pQ4LFAy.png)

Pulitzer and Zelly, members of the Shouyin from ARMS? mebe

(http://i.imgur.com/DyPdIPe.png)

Made this in connection with the song Chop Suey by System of a Down. This epic music video always comes to mind and this image does nothing to approach what i'm actually visualizing. I love that line "when angels to deserve to die..." Well not love it since it's really sad but it just gets me.

(http://i.imgur.com/ArEMeGL.png)

Dercy

(http://i.imgur.com/D1nwHgV.png)

A man... that's his beard not a neck

(http://i.imgur.com/guycDxn.png)

Sherlego Holmaestro - if you can't laugh at the pun laugh at the cat. It's a cat in a top hat smoking a girlish cigar, isn't that funny?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 16, 2013, 06:24:41 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/h4ncY4m.png)

a knight
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: TiNoSa on September 16, 2013, 06:36:00 AM
When I read "when angels deserve to die", I remembered SOAD righ away, haha. And the man looks like his hair are dreadlocks, it reminded me of rastafari or something like this xD

Cool drawings.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 16, 2013, 07:14:57 AM
Thanks tinosa!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: kennyjolibieXIX on September 16, 2013, 07:43:51 AM
Cool  :D
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 16, 2013, 04:18:56 PM
thanks kenny
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on September 16, 2013, 04:36:17 PM
pretty good knight, the sword looks pretty good
but
knights dont use katanas?
although anything goes, cool as it is though. dual wielding would have been awesome :P

the knight is left handed?
cos scabbard on the right side.....or am i thinking too much :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 16, 2013, 05:01:18 PM
Ugh, now that you mention it there's too many random things about this knight indeed. Well i paint from my head so whatever you see him as that's what he is. As for accuracy though no i'd rather i painted him weilding a claymore, with the hilt on his right hip as he's meant to be right handed, and a more european looking face and realistic armour that isn't just sheets of metal that is apparently held together by tight cords.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 23, 2013, 03:41:47 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/EORzLUs.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/lucr2Qc.jpg)

kudos to DB for these first two

(http://i.imgur.com/bcBTrV7.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: DBNext on October 24, 2013, 03:28:18 PM
Hey I never knew you had an art topic.
You have pretty creative character designs, I especially like the one in black holding giant scisors.

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 24, 2013, 06:21:02 PM
Veritas Blithely is liked by many it seems hmmmm... hehe. I feel like sketching again
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 24, 2013, 08:19:56 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/7Lj4GAq.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/sN6t76Y.jpg)

That's supposed to be his nose not his mouth

(http://i.imgur.com/qIrTvAy.jpg)

Gwyn Gould. Heart of gold. No not really she tends to cut people down, all the time flourishing her mane of hair.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 25, 2013, 12:18:55 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/tB6uJCL.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/xnVACMb.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/FxDJL3Q.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/UR7Baaa.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: everlastin01 on November 02, 2013, 03:07:41 PM
cool....very cool

SHEEP!!
:sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Daisetsu-bushido on November 04, 2013, 03:52:39 PM
Wow Lego, you have an art topic O.O
Looks really good. I really like the newest ones. Especially the second - nice pose :).
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 04, 2013, 04:07:59 PM
Haha, many people forget these days T-T I'm glad you like them! Thanks! I want to learn drawing cyberpunk stuff from you though.

@ Everlastin thanks! gomenasai i didn't see your post earlier T-t forgive me.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Daisetsu-bushido on November 04, 2013, 04:13:08 PM
Lol, now I have to get better at cyberpunk XD.
But I still like classic medieval fantasy a bit more thought. How about you?
I see that most of your characters wields katanas O.O.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lumaria on November 04, 2013, 04:21:13 PM
consider making one completely straight line, rather than going down, up, and down again. basically: avoid that sketchy style. the idea of sketching is to provide a form of shade. when people sketch, they sketch real things. it doesn't work well when you drawing characters.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 04, 2013, 04:42:41 PM
I hear you, but I just can't stand to make clean lines. I love sketchiness. For example

http://www.mangahere.com/manga/c_a_t_confidential_assassination_troop/v01/c000/4.html

http://www.mangahere.com/manga/flcl/v01/c001/5.html

I use a certain exercise suggested by Peter Hans' Dynamic Sketching youtube videos to help my hand eye coordination though
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lumaria on November 04, 2013, 04:45:34 PM
last one doesn't work. but notice how the others have dimension? your artwork isn't as detailed....C.A.T. also uses alot of shading too. and its sketches aren't cutting the lines in half. it makes full solid lines aswell. you cut your lines up when it should be just one.


its best to avoid it until you are good enough to use it.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Akera on November 15, 2013, 09:44:52 AM
ur at a decent start ( i assume its a start, but im not sure, considering the 40+ pages of this thread).
i like the way u design them. i cant really help in this department other than saying use reference images.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 16, 2013, 07:50:29 AM
Thanks. I'm at a start forever it seems. I'm warming up to the ideas of references now, since photorealism is the in thing these days. Centuries away from any noteworthy art therefore
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: everlastin01 on November 17, 2013, 10:41:22 PM
anything new?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 18, 2013, 03:08:10 AM
A lot of it, but I haven't gotten around to scanning it. Maybe it's time for a black and white sketching again
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 18, 2013, 05:13:15 AM
Work in progress. Friend throwing a punch. 10 frames. Gimp. It looks like it'll be an 88 frame animation when complete, and then i'll line and colour it as best as I can...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/y5seaggrx5gdsf7/bextpunch10Test.gif
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 20, 2013, 09:02:38 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/kXhvjen.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zyNNJc2.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/AxDyvli.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/iexk9gL.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: everlastin01 on November 20, 2013, 10:20:28 PM
deh fro
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 20, 2013, 10:27:26 PM
indeed
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jamie on November 21, 2013, 08:45:05 PM
Some fun sketchy goodness! I like them, nice job lego! Love the subtle tilt to Isaac's face.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 21, 2013, 11:31:59 PM
Thanks man
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 25, 2013, 03:19:32 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/nY2Bihc.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/sBw9acJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: everlastin01 on November 25, 2013, 10:03:46 PM
I really want to touch the fro.....really bad
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 27, 2013, 02:10:11 PM
Haha. Er... thanks?

(http://i.imgur.com/2FfTjhh.gif)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: everlastin01 on November 27, 2013, 02:20:57 PM
I wasn't calling the fro bad looking, I meant I wanted to touch it really bad
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 27, 2013, 02:35:56 PM
Yeaup I know
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 29, 2013, 12:22:04 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/QQsYxU6.gif)

(http://i.imgur.com/rcOIykX.gif)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: DBNext on November 29, 2013, 12:33:18 PM
Goddamnint man...
Awesome animation
How long did it take you?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 29, 2013, 12:35:44 PM
15 minutes I think? They're surprisingly easy to do when you get the hang of it. I trained on really difficult stuff (the bextPunchTest gif)

Thanks. I plan on making raiders fight eachother in epic battles. I hope.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 30, 2013, 05:44:21 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Lysg3K9.gif)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: everlastin01 on November 30, 2013, 12:14:01 PM
cool gif!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: DBNext on November 30, 2013, 01:10:47 PM
15 minutes I think? They're surprisingly easy to do when you get the hang of it. I trained on really difficult stuff (the bextPunchTest gif)

Thanks. I plan on making raiders fight eachother in epic battles. I hope.

I tried doing it once, I drew a stick figure in a couple dozen frames in Microsoft Paint. It was an epic fail
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 30, 2013, 03:05:37 PM
Haha well i've been animating for a while with pivot. Made a lot of silly animations, it's a pity I lost all of them. I did one to Billy Talent Fallen Leaves once. That was fun

@everlastin thanks!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 01, 2013, 01:58:06 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/IBPXJQG.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/lDd0zFZ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/9MVtKEF.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: JJJorgie on December 01, 2013, 06:57:25 PM
Nice action pose!! Remember that there is some form of symmetry in the human face. Also, eyes are only one eye-length apart while remaining and the same height and angle on the face (referring mainly to the second picture).
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 04, 2013, 07:06:51 AM
Thanks! I'll keep that in mind
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: TiNoSa on December 07, 2013, 02:32:40 PM
It seems you have improved. Your last drawings looks cleaner =)
It's good that you like to experiment a lot. Nice animations! xD
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 07, 2013, 02:57:33 PM
Thanks for the input TiNoSa! Um it seems i'm in a pickle T-T I enjoy sketchy drawings but in the end it seems like the clean ones win out.

And yeah animation is pretty fun haha
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 09, 2013, 10:28:39 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/JRIxsqk.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ZAUeYtJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 10, 2013, 11:41:34 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/emC9abY.jpg)

Sophie

(http://i.imgur.com/bpi0hx6.jpg)

Rex



(http://i.imgur.com/pRuJbLj.jpg)

400 Years later... from events in Nuances of Battle
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: everlastin01 on December 10, 2013, 02:33:04 PM
how the heck can Rex pull off that hand posture? I tried doing it (it hurts) but it doesn't look right at all

Cool pics!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 10, 2013, 02:47:57 PM
Ahahaha! You know what, you're right! He's a robot though so i'll just lie and say he can twist his arms like that whenever he wants.

Thanks a lot everlastin your comments means a lot.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 12, 2013, 04:25:51 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/QqPKQTs.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Fzp0e7v.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Echo_River on December 12, 2013, 06:34:43 PM
What are the characters in the second picture from?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 12, 2013, 07:08:24 PM
Oh nowhere, I just made them up on the fly
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Echo_River on December 12, 2013, 07:14:48 PM
Oh, they look cool XD. Specially the guy with the weapon.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 12, 2013, 07:21:22 PM
*bows thank you very much
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 20, 2013, 02:47:46 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/xfiwj2O.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpOSxM0rNPM


(http://i.imgur.com/xtzvFuR.jpg)


(http://i.imgur.com/mK2Mtxe.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 21, 2013, 03:12:11 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/9Dfy42m.jpg)


(http://i.imgur.com/vsml4B9.jpg)


(http://i.imgur.com/AdcBvDR.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 22, 2013, 03:31:50 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/EH174Tq.jpg)

So shady you can't see half his face
Being afraid of him is not a disgrace
Marionette Man with sinister plans
He makes you fall from grace


(http://i.imgur.com/mFYmUci.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/YdyHmiZ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/DMpoDkK.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/wf54bxY.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/xjq1NIG.jpg)

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: DBNext on December 22, 2013, 03:53:48 PM
The last one looks very unique
I imagine him as a final villain or something
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 22, 2013, 04:23:53 PM
Hehe he does huh? Gotta thank marylin mason dubstep remix to give you inspiration fufufu.. Glad you like him.

Just experimenting with any sort of sketchy style at this point. I have abandoned the road of technical art for now haha T-T
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 24, 2013, 09:37:02 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/wNGWC9P.jpg)

If your values are wrong painting is too hard.

Painting is too hard.

I want to be reborn as a pizza burger
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on December 24, 2013, 12:38:46 PM
The hell is a pizza burger?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 24, 2013, 12:43:03 PM
Sometimes nicknamed 'a calorie nuke'. The pizza burger is an awesome food that i plan to hunt down and devour one day.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2417887/Meet-pizza-burger--bacon-cheeseburger-wrapped-pepperoni-pizza-cooked-like-calzone.html
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on December 24, 2013, 12:54:01 PM
oh dear god i want one.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: LittRL on December 24, 2013, 12:57:30 PM
I saw the commercial for one once and walked two hours to find a Burger King. Sadly it was a really fancy deal like some high class sports bar and I was too afraid to walk in all sweaty and dripping with drool.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 24, 2013, 12:59:44 PM
Eh?! Why would they put such a food in a high class bar.

Damnit man send me one over mail.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jack Melancholy on December 24, 2013, 03:47:38 PM
Sometimes nicknamed 'a calorie nuke'. The pizza burger is an awesome food that i plan to hunt down and devour one day.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2417887/Meet-pizza-burger--bacon-cheeseburger-wrapped-pepperoni-pizza-cooked-like-calzone.html

I have a new goal in life.
*Drools*
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: DXDEVIL13 on December 24, 2013, 03:52:42 PM
I want to be reborn as a pizza burger

I too share this dream of yours. I hope we can together fulfill this dream. There will be many obstacles in our way but our will to fight and persevere will take us there......also that painting is badass.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 24, 2013, 05:14:58 PM
Hahaha a comrade in arms . and thanks.

@ Jack IKR?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 25, 2013, 03:21:50 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/avey03r.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/W5lmQRR.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/TEnBsLp.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: TiNoSa on December 28, 2013, 12:39:46 PM
Nice new drawings! Stylish, as always ^^
It seems you really are a B/W fan! Hehe, I like b/w too, a friend of mine says that b/w drawings are special xD
They're really nice to play with contrast.

Looking at this last drawing, it looks like you've been studing shading, is that right? I also noticed one in which you used more colors. That's cool, too, sometimes we need to try out different things, even if we end up coming back to a style we feel more comfortable with. Just keep experimenting ;D
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 28, 2013, 01:35:38 PM
Thanks TiNoSa I really appreciate that. Yeah I felt like I hit a wall a little so I wanted to try out a few different things, but I'll always love black and white.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 30, 2013, 06:17:08 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/cGstWuK.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/0kD7LTS.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/m1aftQH.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/p5SmHNG.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/BFfY4mm.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/fT80YVe.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/08pCHSh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/m1aftQH.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/CM5l21I.jpg)

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lumaria on December 30, 2013, 07:27:12 PM
a;; i can ask u to do is use a model....theres no consistency, nothing thats solid, your art has always been all over the place.


avoid using the sketcky lines. i know people like them, but also know, those who use them are good at it. if you're not good, don't use them. just stick to learning the fundementals before trying anything stylistic.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 30, 2013, 07:39:03 PM
Hehe, will do. I don't use any bases at all, just draw directly with pen and ink. I've been relying on the tablet too much though.

As for sketchy lines the jury is still out >...> I can't help it.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lumaria on December 30, 2013, 07:42:59 PM
yes u can...its the only way you'll improve. you can't. and i dont say that to be a jerk, you can't a misproprotioned sketchy style and then trying to improve and getting proportions right....

you can do it. its a matter of "choice" and it will forever be a choice. either way, its for the better, in the end if you try to do what you need to do, in the end, you can go back to the sketchy style, but it'll look better.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 30, 2013, 07:46:26 PM
>..> Damn failed to edit my post. Yeah I just refused by reflex. I'll aim at straight lines. Till then it's starter gallery for me.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lumaria on December 30, 2013, 07:47:47 PM
trust me...you can...you just need to train yourself into avoiding. make solid circles.

ever seen a pro use a compass and make a perfect circle with it within 1 second?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 30, 2013, 07:48:22 PM
Heck no! That's impossible >..>
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lumaria on December 30, 2013, 07:51:43 PM
if u see that....you get to suddenly open your mind to everything.

my art teacher did that. and not only did he do it in seconds, he had the compass completely angled, so it wasn't like he was twisting the compase, he was moving it.  it showed how skilled he was to making his solid lines.

and when you see manga artist draw, you'll also notice the fine lines being drawn like if there were nothing.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 30, 2013, 08:10:10 PM
Sheesh. Can't argue with evidence I guess. I still don't understand then how they get the whole sketchy style going on >..>
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lumaria on December 30, 2013, 08:53:23 PM
thats when their drawing something they see, not something you imagine.

even then, if u want to add it in sketchy look, you draw the basics first, then add the sketches.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 30, 2013, 09:10:24 PM
At this rate I have a feeling I may just have to start using pencils again...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lumaria on December 30, 2013, 09:11:47 PM
pen is for finalizing. never use it until you're finished with the rough draft
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 30, 2013, 09:20:45 PM
Well I wanted to be a pen and ink purist in a way, without using any other tools. This past October there was a pen and ink competition (Inktober I think?) and a lot of the guys made their drawings directly on paper, and there's this guy Emerson Tung who uses a brush pen like that to make mecha, he's really good.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lumaria on December 30, 2013, 09:30:21 PM
you can't do that if you're learning. you need to take a step back and look at what you need to improve and what you're doing thats getting in the way.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 31, 2013, 10:20:07 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/FdlO2wV.jpg)

DBNext Sensei I stole your method of making mannequins >...> And I plan on continuing to do so.

So yeah, as already told pens don't mix well with pencil lines. I need an inking pen. I totally petted lines out of sheer force of habit, but I at least worked off a base I guess.

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: DBNext on December 31, 2013, 10:59:24 AM
Lol my method is helping someone  :biggrin: Though I don't recommend it, as I don't use any guidlines
---
Anatomy looks good. The major faults I see are the face (he doesn't seem to have a jaw) and the upper body, as the link between his armpit and his waist feels a bit off
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 31, 2013, 11:29:29 AM
*Totally jotting all critiques onto the physical drawings themselves so that I don't forget.

Heh, you don't use guidelines? >..> But then how <...<.

Ah well, too late. And I do like the freedom of your method. Looks Like I'll be pilfering work from your gallery soon
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: TiNoSa on December 31, 2013, 03:23:23 PM
Nice! I like his outfit!

You made this drawing directly with a pen? Or you sketched with a pencil first?
Because if you want to make cleaner lines, I reccomend you to sketch with a pencil first and do it almost as if you're finishing the drawing. Then, when everything is ready to be inked, you start tracing it with a pen. For me, the secret to make cleaner lines is to draw with relatively fast strokes and use the movements of your hand, forearm, even your arm movement. But since it's traditionaly, there's an advantage, which is: you can rotate the paper and find the most comfortable position to draw. When you're using a tablet, it's a pain to keep rotating the drawing in the angle you want, specially in Photoshop (when you're using SAI, it's easier) so we have to rely on our arm movements and precision to draw singles lines in an uncomfortable position. At least when drawin digitally we can use the "undo" button, so we don't need to eraser our drawings everytime xD
You can also train your lines by drawing grids, diagonal grids, circles, curved lines, etc.

As for the best pen to use, I don't know which one I'd recommend  :hmm:
When I draw using a pen, I use a Sakura Pigma Micron 0.8, but I noticed that it's not so good to make fast strokes, because when they're fast, the ink "fails" (I don't know a word in English to use in this case, but I hope you can understand what I'm trying to say). People always recommend this brand, but I don't know if it's a problem of this specific pen I bought or if all the Pigma Microns are like this... I still need to find a pen that works with fast strokes on paper  :hmm:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lumaria on December 31, 2013, 03:29:14 PM
it really doesn'y matter what pen considering he needs to learn the fundamentals, before he learns any techniques based on specific pens.

fast strokes are within the wrist.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Zealapeal on December 31, 2013, 03:54:06 PM
it really doesn'y matter what pen considering he needs to learn the fundamentals, before he learns any techniques based on specific pens.

+1
Yes. All of my yes.

Ideally, draw with the arm, not the wrist. It depends on how big the figure is, though. If you're working with an 8.5x11 in. (A4 Letter) or larger, using the arm would be best. If your figure is 2 inches (5cm), wide sweeping motions would be easily accomplished with the wrist.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lumaria on December 31, 2013, 04:19:56 PM
yeah i suggest drawing with ur arm for bigger wider curves, but if their small enough to be covered by your wrist, use your wrist. wrist also helps you learn how to make quick curves without hassle.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 31, 2013, 05:36:41 PM
Noted thanks! My hand was trembling badly when I was trying to concentrate on working at the lines so it's amateur our until I figure that out.

And TiNo I am drawing over pencils, I just have horrible set ups. It seems gel pens do not like pencil so I always have to reinforce my lines.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 01, 2014, 04:29:07 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Si0tOSB.jpg)

Posemaniacs reference

Totally avoided drawing the hand in detail.

Tried kubo's grid backgrounds but it didn't work. Still feeling stift.


(http://i.imgur.com/xclPXtl.jpg)

I tilted the drawing T-T. Tried to reference rapier.

OTL



(http://i.imgur.com/YKKrWyg.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 02, 2014, 06:16:08 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/CxZaR3v.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 02, 2014, 11:16:23 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/nlXtWGa.jpg)

My Thoughts So Far

So I was fed up with failing to emulate a proper manga-style face midnight 1/3/14, and wanted to see how the pro's did it. An acquaintance of mine told me that Tezuka once said 'Manga is a language of symbols' (Don't directly quote me on that) so I wanted to see if this was true. With Vampire Diaries minimized and covering half my screen, I opened Kubo's manga and traced it directly off my laptop screen, sulking all the time about how hard it was to follow Sir Loomis's lessons.

Things didn't go anywhere especially when I kept on dividing the face into sections as is popular knowledge.... But then finally a trend picked up, and I just drew the faces without adding any lines, wherever they were cut off by panels I simply extended them.

Believe it or not these faces include Ichimaru Gins, Urahara, and Ichigo all together, can you tell which is which?

Also amazing to me was that the positioning of the eyes and mouth could bring subtle changes, some of these faces are actually in perspective! but you can't tell unless I drew the eyes.

So far I'm excited about the implications. I really only want to get to drawing manga as it is rather than trawling through endless books on anatomy - I'll pursue that line of art on the side - For now, I want to explore manga, and learn it's language.


A link of interest: www.mangago.com/read-manga/0_m…


TL: DR

- I don't really trust mannequins anymore
- Got to learn as many symbols as possible to be able to draw manga faster
- Pretty bad at explaining myself, so sorry about that.


(http://i.imgur.com/RaQewuB.jpg)

Just continuing my direct-off-my-laptop-screen tracing... I'm more convinced per page that I was approaching drawing faces the wrong way. I mean without the labels I could hardly tell which character is which.

Interestingly though Oda seems to have more face symbols than Kubo even for the generic forward-facing symbol. He adds more curve to his features, and finally he doesn't care what headshape he uses. I used the more normal looking headshapes, but I'm definitely interested in seeing how this holds up with the funkier faces courtesy of Oda Sensei.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lumaria on January 02, 2014, 11:22:36 PM
you add these den'ts. you're trying to know the form, without adding in a outline model.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 02, 2014, 11:41:22 PM
I know that. I still want to explore it because it's fun.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lumaria on January 02, 2014, 11:45:22 PM
you're not making much effort though. all you're doing is drawing empty deformed shells of the faces.

if you truly wnt to explore, try using the mode, and changing the form of the face to suit all their styles, and see how it works for them.
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Post by: legomaestro on January 03, 2014, 12:07:22 AM
For sure I plan on doing that. I've been having my paper pressed up against my laptop screen while watching Vampire Diaries so I wasn't focused on it exactly. I need to get some random manga pages printed to draw them better.

 I'll do more forward-facing forms, and then go for the 3/4ths and the sideways views and see how they change. Will mostly focus on Kubo since he's is surprisingly the simpler of the others >...> You'd sort of expect Oda to have the simpler forms.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 03, 2014, 10:57:41 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/uGQuL3O.jpg)

11/3/14

First traced off Kubo's works. Stip away the eyes ears and hairstyle Ichigo and Byakuya are drawn on the same base it seems.

The forward-face inverted triangle can be made to subtly look in any direction. It seems to be done simply by indicating a chin line, nose line, and choosing which ear is more visible than the other.

Also interesting is that you can fake perspective by rotating the same forward-face symbol (should really call it something simpler... FF? whatever). So many faces drawn by Kubo that at a first glance seem to have had the chin curved in some magical subtle way made the same freaking simple shape.

I'm looking forward to stepping it up a notch to see what else is involved in making a face look like it should. >...> Because mine still look ugly.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: h_musick on January 05, 2014, 01:34:43 AM
wow.... I still just have a bunch of circles in my sketch book. lol I need to do this.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on January 05, 2014, 02:01:56 AM
You should rather reference his more early stuff (bleach volume 1, 2 etc.). I believe the more 'personal' an artist's style gets the harder it is to grasp and emulate. It's easier to study and learn from something its early stages. For example, children. They're shallow, but as they grow older they become more complex.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lumaria on January 05, 2014, 04:49:14 AM
i wouldn't suggest it. Bleach even in the early days was pretty unique to Kubo. and that becomes even more clear if you read Zombiepowder. either way, try picking up series less dragon-ball-inspired manga and try out more of the modern techniques that look much more advance.

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on January 05, 2014, 05:31:10 AM
You're right in that something entirely new is a good choice. If the new generation was was inspired by naruto or bleach that'd just lead to more unoriginality. I suggest, and I stand firm on this, going back to the roots and finding another path. I'm sorry to suggest Tezuka, I know I probably seem like I'm obsessed with him, but there is a reason. Tezuka isn't lightly coined as the Father of manga for nothing. Before his works manga didn't have deep story lines, not even shojo manga(yes, he even fathered shojo manga). Now to skip to the point, let's look at the origin of Shonen manga. After being in the War, Tezuka had become exclusive to the his trademark theme: The preciousness of life. Now, the main reason Tezuka developed Shonen manga was to reach out to the teenagers to mend the mentality that was ruined by the war. He wanted to reinstate values and dreams in them to secure a brighter future for Japan. That is the one true theme of Shonen manga. That is what makes it top of the market. And as long as there is new generations, shonen manga will never die. Now that you have the theory, you need to learn the practical. As long as your art is cool and original you'll be fine. Research what teens find appealing and move from there. But, even though bleach is popular, is copying it going to make your 'style' original? Well, you can learn from it, but you won't be doing anything new. So go back and look at what was going on in between tezuka's astro boy and toriyama's Dragonball, that was the build up to when 'mainstream' battle manga was formed.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lumaria on January 05, 2014, 06:47:27 AM
Teuka is an amazing artist, but now too much artwork has evolved so much that its not always recognizable to Tezuka. also note that Tezuka wasn't the only one who build the manga industry, although Shotaro Ishinomori provided more on the live action sentai (power rangers in the american version for those who dont even know a thing about it) provided the artstyle that's closer to modern series. including one of the popular series Cyborg 009.

emulating or trying to get inspired by his work in these times isn't going to do much good. jeep in mind tezuka being a god of shonen manga, is no more than elvis being god of rock. you could like elvis, and he's a classic, but trying to get inspired by his work in modern times, amy not fit the bill anymore.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on January 05, 2014, 08:47:18 AM
Tezuka's work sure is outdated. The only thing I actually like about it would be his beautiful depictions of nature. But I was referring to his story writing in my previous post, it never hurts to learn from his story writing skills.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Demonfyre on January 05, 2014, 09:37:39 AM
@KuboVsBleach -
Or you could reference real life, like all other artists do
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on January 05, 2014, 09:42:46 AM
Can't argue with that. There's no excuse to get around fundamentals.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jamie on January 05, 2014, 09:55:55 AM
Can't argue with that. There's no excuse to get around fundamentals.

Why don't you practice them then.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Demonfyre on January 05, 2014, 09:58:02 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EPNYWeEf1U

^Use this video series, and then try to apply it to heads to get some perspective. Tis a great video series.


Can't argue with that. There's no excuse to get around fundamentals.

Why don't you practice them then.

(http://diaryofawhinyguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/apply-cold-water-to-the-burned-area.jpg)

(Couldn't resist)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: revivedlikejesus on January 05, 2014, 10:01:05 AM
I actually think learning from the great mangamasters is just as helpful as learning from real life fundamentals.
There's a reason Tezuka is seen as the greatest, and father, of manga. Why are we trying to reinvent the wheel? We are trying to become mangaka! We should look at the greatest: Tezuka, for inspiration and execution.

Saying he's outdated is just denying the roots of the art you are determined to practice. I like what you did Lego! Kubo is a great example of good execution in manga nowadays.

I like kage's advice, try to read some of Tezuka's best works, and emulate his anatomy and style. Hopefully you'll become as prominent and important for manga as Tezuka-sensei was!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on January 05, 2014, 10:25:51 AM
Can't argue with that. There's no excuse to get around fundamentals.

Why don't you practice them then.

We're going a bit off topic here, but I'll gladly answer. I'm presuming you're judging this from my activity on the forum(in terms of posting art) and I don't blame you, I don't post often. But that doesn't mean I don't practice these things in private. But I admit, I don't practice enough, I have no excuse for that except that I was having some fun winging it. I've been planning for a few months now to seriously study the fundamentals and I start in february. You may take me up on that offer, it'll give me more determination ^_-

 
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jamie on January 05, 2014, 10:30:54 AM
Can't argue with that. There's no excuse to get around fundamentals.

Why don't you practice them then.

We're going a bit off topic here, but I'll gladly answer. I'm presuming you're judging this from my activity on the forum(in terms of posting art) and I don't blame you, I don't post often. But that doesn't mean I don't practice these things in private. But I admit, I don't practice enough, I have no excuse for that except that I was having some fun winging it. I've been planning for a few months now to seriously study the fundamentals and I start in february. You may take me up on that offer, it'll give me more determination ^_-

If you're trying to tell me that you practice any of the fundamentals in your spare time, I will tell you right now that's a lie.

http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/KagePen/PAGE02_zps8d19e093.jpg
Head shows no basis in realism whatsoever. If it did, the Jaw would collapse at the mouth, The eyes would be following the same lines (Ie, not being *censored*ing independent of eachother) and the anatomy would actually start to exist, instead of being hovering masses of bull*censored*. Even if you only practised a little, you'd be 10x better than you are currently.

"I'll start in ferbuary" means that you lack motivation and will keep making excuses like the lazy artist you are.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on January 05, 2014, 10:38:09 AM
I have no idea what's got you so riled up but this is not the place to discuss my works, you may take your criticisms to the appropriate topic(s) and your accusations to the PM system.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Callesthe on January 05, 2014, 10:40:11 AM
I have no idea what's got you so riled up but this is not the place to discuss my works, you may take your criticisms to the appropriate topic(s) and your accusations to the PM system.
It's the evil warrior spirit m8.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jamie on January 05, 2014, 10:41:15 AM
I have no idea what's got you so riled up but this is not the place to discuss my works, you may take your criticisms to the appropriate topic(s) and your accusations to the PM system.

No accusations, just observation and truth.

Anyway, keep on wasting time lego. Symbols are clearly the way to go.

http://goo.gl/E7TqaZ
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: revivedlikejesus on January 05, 2014, 10:43:56 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/zSNK3oO.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: DXDEVIL13 on January 05, 2014, 10:50:28 AM
Umm guys I don't think you should fight here.....BREAK IT UP!!! :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jamie on January 05, 2014, 10:51:23 AM
Umm guys I don't think you should fight here.....BREAK IT UP!!! :P

Fightmeirl.

[15:50:28] Jamie: (http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o521/jamieboy3/Untitled1.png)
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Post by: KagePen on January 05, 2014, 10:52:29 AM
That's cute. I'm glad you guys are having your fun.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Demonfyre on January 05, 2014, 10:54:17 AM
That's cute. I'm glad you guys are having your fun.

Ur wlecom c:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Thy Obsessive Freak on January 05, 2014, 01:15:24 PM
Just great, would guys stop fighting, flaming and trolling all at once in a moderator's thread? I may as well bring a bar brawl right into an officer's police station... Which I may as well go and do because I think that's funny.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Demonfyre on January 05, 2014, 01:21:27 PM
Just great, would guys stop fighting, flaming and trolling all at once in a moderator's thread? I may as well bring a bar brawl right into an officer's police station... Which I may as well go and do because I think that's funny.

pls stay on topic
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 05, 2014, 01:33:15 PM
Okay, please stop the harassment. It's off topic and only breeds animosity. And please keep yourselves in check within the rules of the forum in the future. Please.

Note: TOF and DXDEVIL13 Thanks for pointing it out, and it's really appreciated, but it's better to leave such notices or concerns to the moderators.

Um, I'll reply to every post that was sorta addressed to me as I saw them I guess.


@ Musick yesss, join me in the dark side
@ Kage exactly what i'm doing actually haha. I've always loved the boxy chins of his original style. I've printed two old school chapters and two newer ones from the Deicide volumes
@ Lorenx I do realise that. I actually enjoyed kubo's style, but I won't stick with that for sure. I want to see if the same sort of thing happens in other manga as well. Right now I'm considering CLAMP's newer works, but i'm still working through the 4 bleach chapters i've printed. I'll move from heads to facial features and maybe even necks at the last part of my studies.
@Lorenx and Kage yeah so basically i'll do a little of both. I'm not sure which Tezuka work i'd try otu though if i went that far


@Demonfyre I don't wanna! Anatomy is boring it makes me cry-  Naw just kidding I know how important anatomy is, but I've got to have this little rebellion or i'll just crash and burn.
Yeah  bullcrappy sounding statement if there ever was one - but on the bright side it's the first time i've actually done a study or anything while taking notes of things I should improve. If I can keep up a regular schedule maybe when I finally man up and tackle anatomy I'll be that much better at regular practice *shrug that's the best I can say.
Proko vids nice. I already subscribed and... didn't watch anything at all haha. I'll watch this tomorrow mornin thanks.

@Sairyou thanks a lot haha. I appreciate that.

@ Jamie  will have to buffer for like a century and a half on that vid. The title seems interesting though. As for time wasting: If I meet an epic fail at the end of this road, then I'll have learnt something in the end ala Thomas Edison and his hundreds of failed attempts. If that doesn't convince you then i'm blocking my ears now and going lalala http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O1_3zBUKM8



In general thanks for the input, and feel free to share some more on whatever you think about it.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Demonfyre on January 05, 2014, 01:35:30 PM
Yeah, little steps is the best way to do it c: once you can get a schedule and motivate yourself to study then you can get on with anatomy and perspective and all those things c:

Yah the proko vids are good, they break it down very well
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jamie on January 05, 2014, 01:35:36 PM
I SENT A LINK TO A BOOK

DAFUQ BRO'
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Callesthe on January 05, 2014, 01:40:22 PM
As for time wasting: If I meet an epic fail at the end of this road, then I'll have learnt something in the end ala Thomas Edison and his hundreds of failed attempts. If that doesn't convince you then i'm blocking my ears now and going lalala http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O1_3zBUKM8



Because reinventing the wheel has been proven to be successful  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 05, 2014, 01:49:15 PM
And in this metaphor is the wheel manga in general or anatomy?

@ Jamie oops
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jamie on January 05, 2014, 01:51:02 PM
And in this metaphor is the wheel manga in general or anatomy?

@ Jamie oops

The wheel is life. She's telling you not to procreate.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Demonfyre on January 05, 2014, 01:52:25 PM
And in this metaphor is the wheel manga in general or anatomy?

@ Jamie oops

The wheel is life. She's telling you not to procreate.

Pls keep up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwSKkKrUzUk
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Callesthe on January 05, 2014, 01:53:41 PM
@lego: the way of practicing. It's proven that almost all professional artists use the method of practicing through life drawing and 'realistic' anatomy, no matter their artistic style they later on choose to practice. And it is proven to be successful. Reinventing ways to 'study' other than whats helped those great idols you look up to, is a bit, if not totally pointless. Because I daresay that the great mangaka have practiced through life drawing as well :P

@jamie: *he
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Demonfyre on January 05, 2014, 01:55:23 PM
@lego: the way of practicing. It's proven that almost all professional artists use the method of practicing through life drawing and 'realistic' anatomy, no matter their artistic style they later on choose to practice. And it is proven to be successful. Reinventing ways to 'study' other than whats helped those great idols you look up to, is a bit, if not totally pointless. Because I daresay that the great mangaka have practiced through life drawing as well :P

@jamie: *he

Well... you say that now... :p there are some pretty obscure mangas out there... And i'm pretty sure the mangaka of DBZ has no idea what actual faces look like xD
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Zealapeal on January 05, 2014, 04:59:37 PM
Wow on all the backlog. Can I say I had a good laugh?

So I was fed up with failing to emulate a proper manga-style face midnight 1/3/14, and wanted to see how the pro's did it. An acquaintance of mine told me that Tezuka once said 'Manga is a language of symbols' (Don't directly quote me on that) so I wanted to see if this was true. With Vampire Diaries minimized and covering half my screen, I opened Kubo's manga and traced it directly off my laptop screen, sulking all the time about how hard it was to follow Sir Loomis's lessons.

So like.
I'm going to say something on this.

This, "Manga is a language of symbols," thing.

Now I'm not directly quoting you on that (technically, yeah, but...), but there is something that needs to be addressed. Namely:

You're reading it wrong.

He's not referring to how it is drawn. I mean, like... think about this for a second. Sure, you can draw using symbols. Squares. Triangles. Circles. Put 'em together. Make something.

But, this isn't anything revolutionary here. This information is the most basic of basics. Children know this. It's not reinventing a wheel, or a lightbulb, or even a cog in the machine of art.

It's going back to kindergarten.

Spoiler
(http://www.artacademylive.com/images/BLopatic-ShapesTrainForKids.jpg)

If we were to look at symbols referring to how the art was drawn, then it would merely be a technical standpoint. And... Surprise! Symbol drawing is bad (plot twist~!). Illustrated by /ic/ here: http://www.squidoo.com/how-to-draw-learn  (Take note on the three paragraphs in the section, "Absolute Beginner: Step One".)

Tezuka didn't mean drawing using symbols. He meant the story. The symbolic meaning everything had. From the characters to the objects they held, from how the story plot itself went to the places and people they met, everything had a meaning.

Tezuka did a manga called, "Buddha." Now, he won the Eisner Award for Volumes 1-2, and another Eisner Award for Volumes 3-4.

Now last I checked, his art in Buddha isn't exactly... Awe-inspiring. Is it good? Yeah. Is it orgasmic in detail? Well...

Look at the difference between these two:

Buddha, vol. 1, pg. 1:
http://www.batoto.net/read/_/123948/buddha_v1-kapilavastu_ch1_by_illuminati-manga

Otoyomegatari, vol. 1, pg. 1:
http://www.batoto.net/read/_/80413/otoyomegatari_v1_ch1_by_iichan-translation-group

Otoyomegatari would win in terms of artwork, and the sheer attention to detail.

Tezuka didn't mean, "Manga is the language of symbols" for drawing.
He meant it for the story. Everything has a meaning beyond what we know it to be. A cup isn't a just a cup anymore, Alice.

This is why he is immortalized. This is why he won awards. For story, not for art.

---
So on this, don't... try to rationalize your practice with that quote. To be frank...
You're doing it wrong.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 05, 2014, 06:28:39 PM
I died at step one on the squidoo link. You've got me stumped there. Still, I'll continue with this for a while yet. It's more honest than saying I'll look into those things because for right now I won't. I have bookmarked them though.

@ Demon and Callesthe thanks for the input
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Post by: Jamie on January 05, 2014, 06:34:21 PM
M8.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 06, 2014, 12:14:30 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/D1LmM2e.jpg)

1/6/14 more Kubo symbol studiez

Moving on into more detailed territory, but dangerous territory - lines to map out how the face is divided up. Oh noes, please don't appear ye ungodly mannequins

Anyways

- Ichigo and Byakuya are definately the same face

- 5 chin lengths make up the whole face. I don't know how this will measure up with someone like Chad. Will see, but so far for Byakuya and Ichigo at least Kubo is nailing this proprotion all the time :iconnotbadplz:

-Length of the chin is a bit flexible apparently, depending on the distance the face is to the panel. Sometimes it takes half the face, sometimes it's just a little bit lower. Maybe it'll make more sense when I consider the hair as well

-A duh moment but... Eye shapes make a lot of character. I'm not sure box eyes ever look good. An eye has gotta be almondy I think

- At a farish distance, eyes and nose are only indicated. the mouth isn't even shown. The figure is dominant I think. (When I get to studying those i'll see
At a very far distance Kubo barely indicated the face... apart from making two lines to show its width and a little black for the hair.

- To think that I'd do a study and be able to enjoy myself. Ignorance is bliss? I don't know. I don't care for now.
     

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on January 06, 2014, 01:39:48 PM
This is quite interesting. I'm going to do a bunch of these studies once I got basic anatomy under my belt.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 06, 2014, 01:49:21 PM
Haha thanks pen san. As you know I'm running away from that soul-sucking demon for now. Feels good to be able to do something constantly for once
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on January 06, 2014, 02:02:48 PM
I don't want to study too much anatomy, just enough to know what's in the bag that fills it out so that I can slick it into manga simplistically.

I'm still building my list of things I want to learn from other manga artists. It's going to be fun learning it all.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 06, 2014, 02:31:06 PM
How big is that list now? Off the top of my head I'd say Kubo for most things in terms of basic style, but i'd like to be able to twist things like Oda, and it'd be fun to be able to do backgrounds like Mashima (either him or his brother.). Backgrounds are the furthest from me though
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on January 06, 2014, 03:39:27 PM
Uhm, maybe 10 pages now xD It's in my room somewhere.

Me I'd like to draw bodies like the artist of Mutou Black (no one knows this series, it was one of the new serials that ended early last year in jump) For backgrounds I'd like something like that artist of Gon. Just google it. It's phenomenal.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: DBNext on January 06, 2014, 03:48:11 PM
Man, almost every panel from that Gon is worth framing and hanging on a wall
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on January 06, 2014, 03:53:08 PM
Ikr! Plus, there's no dialogue at all, so everything is done in full drawings, no blank spaces. It makes me feel guilty reading, I get the feeling that I'm not paying my respects to his hard work when I read too fast. That's why I like tezuka's works, 'tis guilt free xD
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 06, 2014, 03:55:16 PM
Haly cheese I planned on reading that later but let me check it out nauw
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 08, 2014, 09:34:38 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/q06PlqZ.jpg)

- Kubo enjoys extremely diminished views of objects to allow for a more dramatic shot (flaring blowing up things, nice pose in the distance) The hand is barely visible
- A hand looks empty and strange without nails and shading. It needs to be curvaceous rather than made of jagged straight lines. Also, I think only references can help in drawing good hands.

-Making symbols for elbows seem possible... Elbow may also totally pass as a knee, i'll see when I actually draw knees.

-Pretty much impossible to make a grid system to sculpt a hand. Need reference!



(http://i.imgur.com/Ic8AiHO.jpg)

- By all rights, Byakuya's arm should look like a hard surface block, but it still looks like a hand... the hand attached to the end tells us it's an arm i guess? and the rest of the picture makes it obvious to the brain. If you covered the fingers and just looked at it it'd be some 3d shape nothing more... Context is what makes the language speak to you? Am i over-reading into things?

- You know, maybe I could still Symbolize hands by making a compendium of hand/arm poses... Have no idea how i'd organize them though...

- Kubo has subtle lines that define craters in arms/hands or skin. They also help define shading areas.

- Elbow = 2 boxy U shapes  (With the other smaller U is attached to bottom of the larger one) + a corridor within this elbow shape (the bone in the elbow i think - don't connect it to the smaller u) + shading. But of course not quite that simple. The shading lenghts should be different I think... I'll see what happens when I practice out of the study

- An elbow at least seems to be reduceable into a symbol.




(http://i.imgur.com/Ek3Dazb.jpg)
- Arm is = shoulder curve (not any circle as far as i can see >...> An egg shape oval at the very least if you must make a preparatory sketch on a... *cough* mannequin) + two curved in cylinders. However they MUST avoid curving inwards too much. It's probably better to make 2 straight cylinders as a sketch and then subtely curve when you ink or make a final pass.

- Again, it's better to know exactly what a hand looks like from a certain position. I really think reference is the only true way to get a hand done right, which sucks T-T I hate looking for references. But still, i could go with making a library of hand poses i'll need.

- Super diminished hands again from Kubo. When you just trace them out and leave out the context of the rest of the figure, they look like senseless lines in space. So ideally you should be able to get away with a stick figure hand so long as the figure and background is interesting enough haha.

- Seriously? Look at that nasty phail hand that i tried to make from memory. I think I should beat myself down every time I get too lazy and try to make a hand from my own memory. It's better to phail to reference than to just jump headlong into making these mutant monstrosities. Daaaamn look at that thing.

- Finally, it seems elbows are definately definately reduceable into symbols. More kubo's smart lines to define crators in the skin, and simple shading to add volume to hands. My own elbow attempt looks okay until the mutant hand comes into view...

END of this study >...> maybe i should go for faces again. hands are painful
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on January 08, 2014, 10:01:56 PM
Wow, that's quite interesting about how people see hands. Manga is basically about illusion.

Maybe try study the facial structures in correlation to a real skull, and try draw a type of skull from it.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lumaria on January 08, 2014, 10:33:00 PM
personally, learning anatomy should be done by looking at real people. or looking at your hand, or legs. or other peoples legs.

trying to learn from anime and manga is like skipping what those artist your copying off of have learned. lets say someone created a new style by studying something...and instead of studying what the original artist studied to use your own mix to it.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on January 08, 2014, 11:25:06 PM
You drive a hard question, Loren, though what you say is right. But I think what Lego is doing now is 'healthy' as he operates within his  comfort zone. He will soon realise the importance of anatomy but for now I think this is fine since it keeps him occupied.

Also(this isn't exactly directed at you loren, just my thoughts), saying symbols are a medium in manga isn't too far-fetched. I know I don't know too much about art at my current level, but by saying that manga is simplified anatomy is both right and wrong. A lot of anatomy in manga are exaggerated in many different styles, saying they are 'simplified realism' doesn't add up, the exaggeration moves in it's own new direction and can be a form of symbolism. When Tezuka said "manga is a language of symbols" he meant it in both story and art. Symbols are basically things that are put in stories to correlate with something else. In Tezuka's works he uses a vast amount of abstract shapes and effects, these are simple optical illusions that allow the reader to pick up on what these mean. So in a way, it is a form of symbolism. That's just my opinion.
 
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lumaria on January 08, 2014, 11:35:57 PM
if he ever wants to improve...he'll have to do bigger, and more difficult things. He can't just stay in the comfort zone....you have to fight that. do artist draw with normal pens and not learn using the g-pen when it comes to manga?

unfortunately do admit...its not even "half" good....and that's because he's so firmly stuck into his own comfort zone. you need to "adapt" and you can't adapt to the cold winter in the warm summer.

look at these minor expirements. here, you're focusing on the style..but not what the anatomy shows within the art. same thing with these little facial experiments.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Zealapeal on January 08, 2014, 11:38:37 PM
if he ever wants to improve...he'll have to do bigger, and more difficult things. He can't just stay in the comfort zone....you have to fight that. do artist draw with normal pens and not learn using the g-pen when it comes to manga?

unfortunately do admit...its not even "half" good....and that's because he's so firmly stuck into his own comfort zone. you need to "adapt" and you can't adapt to the cold winter in the warm summer.

look at these minor expirements. here, you're focusing on the style..but not what the anatomy shows within the art. same thing with these little facial experiments.

Amen.
Hallelujah.
Praise Loren.
Preach it, baby!

If there is anything I can agree with Loren about, this would be it. This right here. This.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 09, 2014, 07:06:48 AM
Well it's either my so called comfort zone or nothing at all. Like I said, I will most likely hit a dead end going down this road and turn to anatomy later down the line, but for now I'm okay with how I'm going honestly. 

I haven't disregarded any of the advice given, from the Tori Donahue critique by Ryan long way past to the most recent links Demonfyre and Zeal graced to me. The only thing is abject boredom assaults me when I look at anatomy. It just isn't motivating. Fun and work don't always have to mix, but It's nice to feel a spark from drawing again.

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lumaria on January 09, 2014, 07:27:53 AM
Just because fun and work don't mix, doesn't mean you can't do either of them....so it's all fun or nothing at all? that's the thing when it comes to "adapting", once you tackle the work part and get used to it, it becomes fun. and it's not like an impossible task....i'm not even seeing you attempt to learn it.

to me...any critique would be useless at this point. And no, that's not an exaggeration. You have so much to learn and anatomy and dimension is the first step to allow any specific critique out there. people giving you critique to slightly improve some non-existent style. and i personally feel more sorry for them, then i feel sorry for you. Because i can just see well-intended artist out there...and not even seeing there advice make a dent ...even though you claim you haven't discarded it. its like you're ignoring it or putting it to the side until you find it convenient to improve.

Anatomy isn't even that hard either....learn a bit of dimension...and work on it. right now you're only emulating anime in a very bad way....no more training wheels Lego. It only looks hard because people ignore key methods to learning.

the only thing at this point ppl can say is "oh it looks nice" and not everyone is honest and that because you've received all the critique and not putting it to use. If you feel like i'm crushing your spirit right now, its because you not using it to strive for more.

You're not a striving artist....but...i give up...i can tell you never given anatomy or dimension a chance. or a real chance. when ppl are open to an idea....they make mistakes, but quickly notice and fix it on their own. its not like its a huge obstacle to overcome.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 09, 2014, 07:40:48 AM
You drive a hard bargain. Fine, if it makes anyone happy i'll study anatomy and work on practicing it.

One thing though, is Kubo's art so anatomically incorrect one can learn nothing from it?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lumaria on January 09, 2014, 07:50:52 AM
if you learn from a surreal art, you'll only be emulating that specific surreal style. but if you learn from the source to drive that surreal style, you'll make one that is equal to the other, instead of a stiff imitation (and yes, it will look stiff if you don't learn the basics).

thats why you can't emulate chibi or any other specific style. if you try, it'll look stiff, and thats simply what westerners don't get. that you have to understand the flow and emotion that a specific style gives off before attempting it.

either way...its not like you have to "Study" anatomy. its more of a "analyze and practice". look at an extended arm, see the proportions, the size and shape of the muscles. same for legs, same for abdomen and head. i'm not asking you to become a master at it, just actually do something to learn from it and get a rough idea of what legs and arms look like....which is why the decision is "now or never", to at least get you "moving". if you don't move, well...you're not moving. you're stuck.  idk how clearer i can get...

you move, whether at a slow pace or not...then you start making larger improvements...the more persistent you are, the more you succeed. Ever seen how kids in middle school or highschool make some crappy artwork until the end of the school year you see a vast improvement? that's because they practice. and they're surprised just as much as the ppl looking at it. the process of learning practically becomes unnoticeable.

You don't have to study, or read books just to get a grasp of the idea...

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 09, 2014, 08:09:22 AM
I can get behind that sure, I'll definitely try at least
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Ryan on January 10, 2014, 05:24:37 PM
If you want to temporarily avoid studying anatomy, I can propose to you that you spend ALL of your time set aside for drawing from life, studying drawing from life principles, and studying other peoples' drawing from life. It almost disgusts me, the tunnel vision going on here about lego's anatomy. Honestly, you guys are parroting the same *censored* to him over and over. You could have at least told him to draw from life, for god's sake. But I don't think I saw that even once.

Now, I'm not saying that tackling the knowledge you need to know for anatomy and learning to draw at the same time is a bad idea. What I'm saying is that anatomy is only one subject that improves drawing, and it's not even a fundamental in my book(it's a hierarchy skill, which is necessary to make good drawings once you know the fundamentals to some extent).. Even when one knows anatomy, their drawings can still be *censored*, because they weren't bothered to learn any of the fundamentals in the meantime.

Lego, I'm going to be brutally honest with you. Your drawings are flat, which is bad, and flat drawings are almost never good. They're not flat because you don't know anatomy, it's because you don't know how to use the fundamentals of drawing, particularly the fundamental of form. Learn your fundamentals: space, form, value, texture, and line. The best way to learn the fundamentals is DRAWING FROM LIFE.

So, now I propose to you a choice. Take a month to seriously dig into drawing from life. Or, you can study anatomy, which you believe to be boring. If you don't do either of these things, your drawings won't really improve that much. They'll improve only in the way that a highschooler layman can improve his drawings, by making small tiny little corrections over 50-bajillion drawings. If you ask me, I'd rather learn how to draw rather than by guessing what looks better. Those little studies you were doing is fine, but before stuff like that makes a difference you need to know your fundamentals, really.

If you are interested, send me a PM, and I will provide you with the necessary book resources.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 10, 2014, 05:57:49 PM
I pretty much got it over time that I have to go through the boredom. I don't know what keeps on happening with the flatness of the drawings. Something always goes wrong when I want to visualize my drawings haha.

I really don't want to get back to digital for a while. It made things a tad too simple I think.


Ryan what do you think of learning with purely a ballpoint pen? Without use of pencil? I had the idea that I should be able to accept mistakes and move on with drawings more, but from what you know does that do more harm than good?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lumaria on January 10, 2014, 06:19:31 PM
If you want to temporarily avoid studying anatomy, I can propose to you that you spend ALL of your time set aside for drawing from life, studying drawing from life principles, and studying other peoples' drawing from life. It almost disgusts me, the tunnel vision going on here about lego's anatomy. Honestly, you guys are parroting the same *censored* to him over and over. You could have at least told him to draw from life, for god's sake. But I don't think I saw that even once.

Now, I'm not saying that tackling the knowledge you need to know for anatomy and learning to draw at the same time is a bad idea. What I'm saying is that anatomy is only one subject that improves drawing, and it's not even a fundamental in my book(it's a hierarchy skill, which is necessary to make good drawings once you know the fundamentals to some extent).. Even when one knows anatomy, their drawings can still be *censored*, because they weren't bothered to learn any of the fundamentals in the meantime.

Lego, I'm going to be brutally honest with you. Your drawings are flat, which is bad, and flat drawings are almost never good. They're not flat because you don't know anatomy, it's because you don't know how to use the fundamentals of drawing, particularly the fundamental of form. Learn your fundamentals: space, form, value, texture, and line. The best way to learn the fundamentals is DRAWING FROM LIFE.

So, now I propose to you a choice. Take a month to seriously dig into drawing from life. Or, you can study anatomy, which you believe to be boring. If you don't do either of these things, your drawings won't really improve that much. They'll improve only in the way that a highschooler layman can improve his drawings, by making small tiny little corrections over 50-bajillion drawings. If you ask me, I'd rather learn how to draw rather than by guessing what looks better. Those little studies you were doing is fine, but before stuff like that makes a difference you need to know your fundamentals, really.

If you are interested, send me a PM, and I will provide you with the necessary book resources.

i honestly don't doubt he knows form....but even so....anatomy is also a way of knowing that....but either way...i honestly don't think "books" are necessary. but i do agree, form is necessary. but i also believe anatomy is a fundemental that can reach him there. because in order to learn anatomy, you must have an idea of form and dimensions.

I pretty much got it over time that I have to go through the boredom. I don't know what keeps on happening with the flatness of the drawings. Something always goes wrong when I want to visualize my drawings haha.

I really don't want to get back to digital for a while. It made things a tad too simple I think.


Ryan what do you think of learning with purely a ballpoint pen? Without use of pencil? I had the idea that I should be able to accept mistakes and move on with drawings more, but from what you know does that do more harm than good?
i highly disagree....because for one, if you don't have a steady hand, you could be making more mistakes each time you redraw.

personally....drawing with pen doesn't allow you to se how much of corrections can be done. my art teacher got pissed when i drew with pen.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Ryan on January 10, 2014, 11:40:17 PM
I pretty much got it over time that I have to go through the boredom. I don't know what keeps on happening with the flatness of the drawings. Something always goes wrong when I want to visualize my drawings haha.

I really don't want to get back to digital for a while. It made things a tad too simple I think.


Ryan what do you think of learning with purely a ballpoint pen? Without use of pencil? I had the idea that I should be able to accept mistakes and move on with drawings more, but from what you know does that do more harm than good?

You should accept mistakes in the sense that they happen to everybody. When you're drawing from life, you will make mistakes often in judgement of proportion, perspective or whatnot, so much that you should not worry about the initial lines you put down. Later on, once you've discovered more about the object by observing it, you can put down a thicker line and erase the other messy lines.

And you shouldn't learn purely with ballpoint. In comparison to the pencil, it isn't as versatile. The pencil has a larger variation in line, can be erased, and has a comparable pressure sensitivity to a ballpoint pen. Drawing with pen is the act of getting the line right the first time, something that you as an individual should stay away from, especially with drawing from imagination(unless you enjoy being frustrated). I'm not sure what you mean by "moving on with drawings more", do you mean you can't put a sketch that is failing down? Start over completely if your sketch is failing, the effort is wasted when the start of a drawing is bad.

To learn to draw the figure you must learn form and dimensions. When people seem to get better at other fundamentals while studying anatomy, it's because they are studying anatomy as well as the other fundamentals in conjunction. If you're doing studies of real people, yes you're learning fundamentals that aren't just anatomy. But that's something you do after you can draw basic objects from life like apples, furniture, electronics, w/e. Otherwise you're just doing something that requires a lot of skill that you don't yet have.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 14, 2014, 01:21:17 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/9VJE2rU.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/VrudErv.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/dVmiLrC.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lumaria on January 14, 2014, 01:25:41 PM
can't see them for some reason
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 14, 2014, 02:18:08 PM
That shouldn't happen. What exactly is happening it's showing a blank post?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: DBNext on January 14, 2014, 03:32:15 PM
That last one looks pretty good
His upper part is well drawn, but his legs feel too big and long for his body
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 14, 2014, 03:35:37 PM
I see, thanks for the input. I reverse-engineered an Amano final fantasy sketch for that one
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on January 14, 2014, 09:32:05 PM
Hmm, have you considered using guidelines? They really helped me, I think on the first page of my gallery FlossAndChaos left me a cool tutorial with some pictures. If you can find my gallery you can look there for how to do it, but like I said.. If you find it xD

As a rule of thumb, a character's legs look better if it is half the size of their body, I'm not sure if it's anatomically correct but it works. Keep drawing!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 14, 2014, 11:04:04 PM
Haha, well I was just enjoying the flow of the sketch this time around, i'll see how i can put guidelines in later. i've decided to continue working with direct bic sketching after all
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 16, 2014, 11:28:15 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/8K20Xnx.jpg)

Mangish Study 5 Kubo Miniatures

16-02-14

Bluh bluh started this up again. Got talktative so feel free to just read the actual picture since i started feeling self-important during the study sorry

Just found it interesting how Kubo draws super diminished forms and still manages to make them readable as characters. He's a bit extreme with it, i'd have liked to just draw arms/heads or legs alone to show how small they are, but that'd be a bit much on my part. Anyhow i drew complete silhouettes, and still found it interesting


Here are the notes i made as i went through it

- diminished forms don't define facial features (no nose eyes mouth e.t.c) and often leave the head not fully outlined. (A chin line here, a forehead line there maybe.). Hair seems to be used as an indicator for the tilt of the characters head. (To show if he's facing sideways, towards the camera, if he's head is under the camera...)

*** i just noticed there that the exact same symbol had been used before. He got away with it easily, i only noticed because i went over the whole chapter... so duplicating your art in a chapter can work

- A sword is little more than a simple line. Good thing that Ichigo's sword is all black. I wonder how lighter swords look as drawn by kubo in this miniature form(... must look into that)

-I realize that over time (maybe even within one chapter) it becomes obvious who is who so you can go crazy with showing the tiny forms. Ichigo has a nice flowy cape so all you've got to do is show his ridiculously long sword, some swoosh of his cloak, a spiky sh=phere for his hair and you're all set. 'Colour' everything in black. Looks like learning how to draw stick figures could help after all... there's no anatomy to speak of when you look at these things

- I like where kubo showed ichigo dodging an attack. It's an intense use of action lines to show ichigo's speed. Basically ichigo goes in this direction > then the hair will spike in this direction < . He also uses a nose line to at least show where he's looking (because otherwise he never shows facial features). Also, in the direction ichigo is dodging the lines are defined, but in the opposite direction there is nothing but the action lines. He drew both miniature forms simultaneously and they just work.

- A smart decision of Kubo's part is that you can't mistake a characters outfit. They're unique in some obvious way even without needing to shade them in black or white.

- I think it's impressive also to have your character recognizable from such small images of them. Byakuya's hair, captains outfit and generally noble poses (haha) quickly tell me who he is. Ichigo's frayed bat-like outfit and black sword tell me its him. When he's in his other form of course the big freaking sword is a dead giveaway.

*** here i spotted the symbol/pose that has been used before. Guess it's not lazy if you manage to trick the reader into forgetting.

- I want to try finding miniatures of all Bleach captains and see if I can recognize them at a glance. I'm sure Kubo has managed to make them recognizable even when they're drawn so small.

- Ichigo Flash Stepping around byakuya - too fast to see. Just isolate each image and see how in reality he hasn't drawn much, but it still ends up looking like what it should look like: Ichigo being impossibly fast and byakuya being calm

-Ichigo being attacked - Here ichigo is just a symbol fit for an alien alphabet "

- Even more extreme is this scribble. Whats that? That's ichigo being pulverized by an attack. Only the backgroudn and the outline of the blast tells you that its him (and the previous pages).

- I should try doing a 'study' on explosions and smoke and stuff from Bleach, could be interesting.

- Ichigo defending an attack. Even though kubo skims on details he surprisingly puts in a lot. He drew a sandal with more detail than i expected, drawing the sole, the shape and even the string thingie or whatever its called. He also used bandages to show that an arm was an arm and where ichigo's waist was

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 22, 2014, 05:33:49 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/SBT3NV1.jpg)

Lego

in a fancy hat

or something
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: DBNext on February 23, 2014, 02:06:52 AM
So you where a cat man all along eh?!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 13, 2014, 12:50:49 PM
Bluh bluh bluh!

(http://i.imgur.com/YpIdKvR.jpg)

Just tried drawing over some pencil gestures for once. When it comes to the microns I don't think i'll ever sketch directly... too scared for that.

(http://i.imgur.com/0IVDSMT.jpg)

Saw some Jim Lee stuff and just wanted to draw buffness. But phail! I'm still fond of it though. Also used pencil


"Sort of NFSW what with the... chest shot and all..."
(http://i.imgur.com/2TYL4xM.jpg)

Went commando on all of these. I have a bad habit of tilting drawings to the left. I'm also using a glitchy ballpoint pen (although I imagine it would not change much.)

(http://i.imgur.com/PD58TZB.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zyNNJc2.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/myTxBaS.jpg)

Just going all over the place really. I'm eyeing various artists and techniques, and it's devestating on my choices haha. But I've figured to just keep on drawing and stuff until I know which direction to head.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Rojas on March 13, 2014, 01:45:40 PM
I've always liked your art style, but you still need to work on anatomy in general D:. Just a couple things are out of proportion. As well as stiff characters. For instance the guy with horns in the first drawing and his leg. I love your art style just needs a bit of tweaking :p. Keep it up.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 13, 2014, 02:37:48 PM
Thanks Rojas, and yes indeed on all fronts. I'm exploring the traditional and fast learning how different things are haha. Well a step at a time I guess.

Wanted to reach this level of draftmanship https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152742130798636&id=662333635&set=a.10150191583533636.380704.662333635&refid=8&_ft_=qid.5990331398976613835%3Amf_story_key.-1226705521718205367&__tn__=E&fbt_id=10152742130798636&lul&_rdr#s_58086586d1e2965b053f47cc8b28a20a

Dude doesn't usually use an eraser when teaching his classes, he he shows so much dimension in his drawings. Anyways, all I can do now is try to increase mileage. At the very least I hope when I return to digital I'll be that much better at drawing... haha
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Rojas on March 13, 2014, 10:38:19 PM
Always always, I'm here to watch you improve my dear friend. I wish you the best in your studies as always. Also keep those stories coming ;3. I forgot the answer, but I remember you were talking about a story in which a woman was stuck on a floating piece of land in the water which held her home where the world had pretty much flooded over. Ever come around to doing anything with that?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 14, 2014, 07:07:23 AM
Haha oh that one! Nothing happened past the first chapter. If I have time I'll eventually get to it, since i've been writing 1000 words a day, and i'm using that idea to plug words into my various stories. Heh, well the actual story was more weirder than that (she's in a house... floating in water since the galaxy has been flooded with water... Um... Yeah.) Thanks again!

Post Merge: March 15, 2014, 05:21:05 AM


Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/g1H7Ue9.jpg)

still trying to find a way to lightly put down lines so that i'm able to draw over them. I've done it before way back when but i forgot how.

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(http://i.imgur.com/FXBhKUc.jpg)

Simon

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(http://i.imgur.com/FgOYXUq.jpg)

This is Haine (sp) from Blood: Bullets and Carnage. I'm very interested in this high contrast art now. They show 3d dimension with barely any shading. Of course, black ink comes in a lot to do that, but they still manage to show a detailed gun with line alone. On the top left i was just seeing how the hand matched to the waist. 

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(http://i.imgur.com/XhZ1Gwh.jpg)

Lego again. Was trying to draw with reference to an image from Katanagatari. That artist sure knows how to make things look simple

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(http://i.imgur.com/ZCI2pDI.jpg)

In a challenge with a friend to draw cyberpunk. I'll try drawing something else apart from this one. This is Velley. She has a spike weapon... and that's supposed to be a digital eye


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(http://i.imgur.com/7NGcys7.jpg)


Marx  v1. and v.2 Ideal hero proprotions are really lanky it seems. 


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(http://i.imgur.com/nbauiLC.jpg)

Refrenced from young Juha Bach. Kubo! You shall teach me that shading technique one day... but not today.

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(http://i.imgur.com/qRwljcE.jpg)

Just some gestures... My scanner is acting up


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(http://i.imgur.com/f3VAHuh.jpg)#

(http://i.imgur.com/vPNXSB8.jpg)


Last two referenced from sekigan.tumblr.com. Love the images those guys come up with

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Echo_River on March 16, 2014, 07:48:51 PM
Oooh, somewhat improving on the lines and anatomy. Keep it up!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on March 17, 2014, 07:39:58 AM
Thanks Rojas, and yes indeed on all fronts. I'm exploring the traditional and fast learning how different things are haha. Well a step at a time I guess.

Wanted to reach this level of draftmanship https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152742130798636&id=662333635&set=a.10150191583533636.380704.662333635&refid=8&_ft_=qid.5990331398976613835%3Amf_story_key.-1226705521718205367&__tn__=E&fbt_id=10152742130798636&lul&_rdr#s_58086586d1e2965b053f47cc8b28a20a

Dude doesn't usually use an eraser when teaching his classes, he he shows so much dimension in his drawings. Anyways, all I can do now is try to increase mileage. At the very least I hope when I return to digital I'll be that much better at drawing... haha


Drawings like that sure look easier than they are to do. I think the key is a good knowledge of where things fit so that it can be called upon easily :l Gawd... I need to get back on the anatomy-saddle but it's just so haaarrrd T-T
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 19, 2014, 03:10:23 AM
I'm telling you, studying anatomy from the angle of 'i want to learn anatomy' and concentrating on the science of it is just draining. I'd rather go the life drawing route. But I've discovered using a master's techniques to build up a figure is important. I want to be able to draw from my mind when I like. I may end up having to visit loomis again
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Rojas on March 19, 2014, 09:38:22 AM
Anatomy, the the first stump in the artist's world.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 22, 2014, 04:25:41 AM
I'll just become a surreal artist or something. Anyways, I need to seriously be making manga sometime in this century. At least I'll have some focus.

Just sat down and decided to draw, getting out of yet another artists block

(http://i.imgur.com/6fSUuZS.jpg)

Eleena. Drew heavy inspiration from Tsutomu Nihei. Gotta love his cyberpunk stuff

(http://i.imgur.com/jW9K0vf.jpg)

Meh Mech

(http://i.imgur.com/4TQ4EVU.jpg)

Legomaestro. He has decided to grow longer hair. Still in a trenchcoat though


(http://i.imgur.com/DL9gJQE.jpg)

Lego again. I should've shaded behind him. And here is the classic left slant of my drawings. I only notice it when I'm done. I should do the mirror thing DB-sensei suggested.


(http://i.imgur.com/2XUyu0C.jpg)

Beo. Rhymes with Theo. His sword is an energy slicy thing, so imagine a super flexible and unpredictable light saber. Yeah, not fun to fight against.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 23, 2014, 02:58:42 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/9RFYthz.jpg)
"Dialogue"

Lego: So, I'm going to die one day?

Root: Yes. Of course... Everybody does... It's the natural way of things

Lego *Blank expression*: ... I .... No...

Lego *Desperate* : But... The future isn't set in stone right?   So there's a chance-!

Root: No. You'll most certainly die. (I am your root, so I know all these things.)

Lego *Gesturing to himself*: But I can't Die! Not me-

Root: Why?

*Lego's eyes widen

Root:- Because you are you? Because you are the protagonist of your life? You are only an instance amongst a multitude. And like them one day...

(http://i.imgur.com/x7Er81s.jpg)
"Dialogue 2"

*Lego interposed with his skeleton. Hand limp*

Root: You will most certainly Perish




Legomaestro visiting his Root, a tree manifestation that can tell you everything about yourself, your origins, and your eventual end.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on March 23, 2014, 03:10:36 PM
*sets my root on fire*

*censored* that.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 23, 2014, 03:12:29 PM
Haha, the ultimate spoiler. I though Coryn would be calm in the face of that though
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on March 23, 2014, 03:15:54 PM
No one should be cursed to know when/how they will die. That implies that fate is set in stone, and I aint about that.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 25, 2014, 01:11:32 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/I3kgsxl.jpg)
Lego

(http://i.imgur.com/YULiLGz.jpg)

Random CS fanart of sorts. Forgot to put the symbol and im pretty sure he wasnt solo when confronting Shiro (the poor bastard)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on March 25, 2014, 01:46:20 PM
Damn, been a while since I've thought about CS. I feel like a bad god.

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 25, 2014, 02:11:37 PM
*evil grin

Yesssss... Feel guilty... Continue story... Write  moaar
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 26, 2014, 03:05:49 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/MJpZvkU.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/jAbjvIq.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: GingerStark on March 26, 2014, 03:33:14 PM
Dude, those women look badass!  :dance: Are they free-style or were they inspired?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 26, 2014, 03:57:54 PM
Thankee kind sir! 1st one I forget but second was Honeyy Bee from Black Dynamite (Her striped pants from Fruhling of DOGS: Bullets and Carnage

*cough*and boobs *cough*

Thanks!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Rojas on March 26, 2014, 04:28:42 PM
Looking better, keep up the progress man.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 26, 2014, 04:45:51 PM
thanks man. But I had to betray pen and ink for that!  *cries
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: lordsyafiq on March 26, 2014, 05:08:42 PM
Yo LegoMestro, glad to see you improving bit by bit... As a reward, here's my drawings for your references and to make yer hype up... ready your nosebleed buckets then, this one my treat X33:-

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y192/lordsyafiq_naz/AssassinDesign.jpg) (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/lordsyafiq_naz/media/AssassinDesign.jpg.html)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y192/lordsyafiq_naz/Untitled-6.jpg) (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/lordsyafiq_naz/media/Untitled-6.jpg.html)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y192/lordsyafiq_naz/IMG_0001-1.jpg) (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/lordsyafiq_naz/media/IMG_0001-1.jpg.html)

Here's yer Healing Kitties, hope they both shall make you more "motivated" with their healing:-
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y192/lordsyafiq_naz/Untitled-345.jpg) (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/lordsyafiq_naz/media/Untitled-345.jpg.html)
"Miuuu~~ May We Heal You, Goshuujin-sama?"

Carry on, LegoMaestro, and try not to overdo it eh? XDDD
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 26, 2014, 06:26:44 PM
*dies
*in a puddle of blood
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 26, 2014, 10:11:44 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/RrJRGGk.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on March 26, 2014, 11:55:27 PM
One day gentleman, one day.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lumaria on March 27, 2014, 12:49:12 AM
art looks better, story seems childish.

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: LittRL on March 27, 2014, 01:03:54 AM
Childish? Childish!? There is nothing childish about a man's hopes and dreams!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lumaria on March 27, 2014, 02:07:52 AM
i really need to make more female friends..but their usually too into shojo....so i guess i'll make due to withsweaty prvy man love
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: LittRL on March 27, 2014, 02:19:05 AM
Spoiler
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_me45ukW4881qlyqdjo1_500.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lumaria on March 27, 2014, 02:38:23 AM
serious guys, do you have any shame around women? grow up a bit...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: GingerStark on March 27, 2014, 06:25:53 AM
And from this day on, Lorenx lost faith in the entire male community of manga raiders
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 27, 2014, 07:37:12 AM
Nuuuuuuuuu

What have I done? What have I become!?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: GingerStark on March 27, 2014, 08:41:27 AM
Unacceptabruuuuu!!!

(http://i.imgur.com/ejXJY.gif)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on March 27, 2014, 10:03:35 AM
Here's the secret of the world Loren: Everyone is perverted. Everyone you will ever know and you almost certainly yourself. Man, woman, doesn't matter. People are *censored*ed up, people like weird *censored*. Unless you happen to be asexual, than you are almost certainly perverted. No body has perfectly tame sexual fantasies.


There is of course one major difference to understand here. Everyone may be perverted, but not everyone is a pervert. You only become a pervert once you start doing perverted things in public. The most perverted among us can be utmost gentlemen/ladies if they want. It's just a matter of where you bring things to light.


So I don't think it makes you perverted to make a few panty raid jokes on the internet. This is the place to vent and make these kinds of jokes. It's a well established trope in both japanese and american culture. Why deny what clearly exists? And really isn't even that weird. Especially once you begin to consider some of the other *censored* you'll find on the internet on a daily basis. And I'm not even talking about the illegal stuff.


So don't forget, all love is sweaty, pervy, and a whole slew of things they don't show in the movies.. Man, woman, or in between.

Embrace your humanity Loren. No one requires that you share it with the world, but accept it for what it is.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lumaria on March 27, 2014, 10:16:07 AM
No. Big speech but in the end of the day what I classify humanity and what you define it are ttoo different things. Otherwise I wouldbe applauding myley cyrus for her ridiculous behaviorr...which I'm not...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on March 27, 2014, 10:36:12 AM
Well I don't either. I applaud her PR guys but that's another story entirely.


But Loren the thing is, I only define Humanity by what it is. What we are is clearly shown throughout history. It's written in stone and blood. Human nature isn't there to be defined from one person to another. It's already taken down, you just have to read it.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on March 27, 2014, 10:40:59 AM
Should we rather make a separate topic for this? I'm interested in what everyone's views are but I don't think this is the place...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: GingerStark on March 27, 2014, 10:42:16 AM
Oh, good idea kage! I'll get the popcorn  :dance: we could have our own debate club on MR!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lumaria on March 27, 2014, 10:44:11 AM
Heck no. Guys I take enough as it is. Can you at "least" tone it down? Isn't that why you have your man-cave thread?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: GingerStark on March 27, 2014, 10:45:49 AM
*Internal screaming as dreams fall apart*
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on March 27, 2014, 10:46:28 AM
I think it's ended anyways. Let's move on yeah?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on March 27, 2014, 10:52:14 AM
I'd like to see what Loren's views are, might learn something.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 27, 2014, 12:32:31 PM
o.o

in any case...

"Decapitation Makes The World Go Round"

(http://i.imgur.com/hS8VTLF.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on March 27, 2014, 12:38:48 PM
That's actually really cool :clapping:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 27, 2014, 12:42:06 PM
Domo *bows
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on March 27, 2014, 12:45:04 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ_LstzEylE
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Echo_River on March 27, 2014, 04:09:00 PM
@Lego Did you use references for that or did you just draw or? It's neat. (But does blood really do that?!)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: IronQuill on March 27, 2014, 04:51:37 PM
smh, you know you have read to much manga when you think "huh, why is the decapitated body getting up"
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 27, 2014, 05:54:30 PM
I know the feel bro...

@Echo Thanks! It was all done in my head... And about the blood i know it can squirt to an extent. Not sure about the delay... I just copied what i saw from many other anime haha

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 29, 2014, 03:18:07 PM
Random story sketch: Just A Drink
Synopsis: A non-popular tavern in A fantasy world is suddenly flooded with customers of all kinds... Things escalate

(http://i.imgur.com/4Oplz7s.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/dKw3mIX.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: GingerStark on March 29, 2014, 03:22:34 PM
Ohhhh! I love fantasy taverns! Did a play on them once... good times... But yes, seems like a good set up so far. Can't wait to see where this goes  :D
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 29, 2014, 03:26:46 PM
I'd like to see that haha... hmmm drama isnt my forte (love action. ) but ill certainly try
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 01, 2014, 03:04:46 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/RMgHx7M.jpg)
"Page 3 transcript"


*Waitress delivers drink
Warrior: Haha! Keep them coming!
Waitress: Sure

*Waitress Zips over to another customer

Waitress: Here
Guy: Thanks

Waitress *Zips over to yet another customer*: Your other order is coming up

Franz: Hey, Brother, I don't think that waitress is normal *Looks* She's wearing a suit, and I think she's using a ninja foot technique

Guy 2: You're surprised at mediocre things, Franz Fergus... There is quite the impressive cast of characters here today

*Warrior eating *Guy 1 with his hair covering his eyes *Girl with an odd had that has masquerade-esque goggles, eating something *Bespectacled shounen-esque hero *Long haired beauty drinking water

(http://i.imgur.com/By2ShDM.jpg)

"Page 4 transcript"

Franz: Hmm... True, but still... I know you don't like to brag but we're pretty famous too *Studying a kish-kebab in his other hand

Guy 2: Is not bragging when it is a fact... More importantly... *Nose starts bleeding* You said she knows... foot techniques?

Franz: You should really stop spoiling your image like that brother.

*Bespectacled guy suffers through loud chewing

Guy 3: Um... Excuse me...

*Gurl 1 looks up

Guy 3: Could you eat more properly please?

Gurl 1: Hm? Do you like me?
Guy 3: No
Gurl 1: You mean i'm not pretty?
Guy 3: That has nothing to do with -
Gurl 1: You a virgin?
Guy 3: Not telling!
Gurl 1: Haha, you're so easy to tease. My name is Shelly.
Guy 3: ...
Gurl 1: What, not gonna tell me yours?
Guy 3: ... Kevin... Kevin Kross
Gurl 1: Oh. The Dark Hero? Really?
Kevin: ...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lumaria on April 01, 2014, 04:05:35 PM
I suggest getting into this particular sttyle to balance your skills out

 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/07/Woman_Called_Fujiko_Mine_box.jpg
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 01, 2014, 04:11:21 PM
Yeah my art is amorphous as hell haha, I need a systematic way to build up a figure or they'll keep changing. Never seen this manga before, I'll try it out

Er... I've heard of lupin a lot so I thought it came from a manga. Will just try to watch it then I guess. Actually I know nothing of Lupin. Must google. Must pirate
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lumaria on April 01, 2014, 04:18:11 PM
this is an anime spin off. the manga is from the 60s. still popular.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Rojas on April 01, 2014, 06:29:53 PM
Lookin good Lego, improving as always! Perspective gets you as usual though ;3. Keep the production rolling~
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 01, 2014, 07:01:27 PM
The production would roll better if I could only convincingly ink a single page... But this is fun, making a story off the top of my head haha. Thanks
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 04, 2014, 10:18:25 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/W8NPaEE.jpg)

Scream Your Heart Out As You Take Down The Demon Lord Who Killed Everyone That You Loved

(http://i.imgur.com/VYKNGHa.jpg)

Jack is not amused... Whichever Jack this Jack is
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lumaria on April 04, 2014, 10:27:42 AM
i feel like there are times you continue to force a style you cant master because youre too stubborn to go to basics.

you draw too fast. i can tell you have no control of your strojes and you rusb excessively for someone who has no control. you dont even use an putline to at least give proper proportions.

i can tell this drawing took less then 2 minutes.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 04, 2014, 10:40:18 AM
I actually used a pencil and inked over it, going wild with the strokes as I listened to a song on repeat so it was more than that. I wish I could work that fast.

Sketchiness is just a style that I really love drawing in. Trying to emulate Ashley Wood, and I'll be doing a lot more in this vein. I know that proprotion and perspective and all that is important too, but I'm going with this for now.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lumaria on April 04, 2014, 10:53:38 AM
deja vu lego. be honest. will you ever improve?

you have no ambition to improve, not even a little. youre not even emulating Ashley Wood's style. have you seen her style? although on ocasion adds jagged lines she doesnt do it anywhere near the level you do. his proportions are balanced. its not smooth but his style still meets the basics. he also does alot more oil paintings.

you are not emulating his work. you may claim youre trying but you arent. roght now youre so below the mark. and you need to try to improve.....this style you claim youre trying to pursue is doing more than standing still its making you go backwards.



Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 04, 2014, 11:02:19 AM
I'm not doing it perfectly, but I am taking notes. These are the drawings I did after copy-drawing some of his others.

I know that even though his work is impressionistic he does have some fundamentals down, I noticed that from his work on Tank Girl.

I'm not as fired up as any of the famous mangaka, but it's not like I have zero ambition. It's not like I've stopped looking at basic construction just because of these drawings.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lumaria on April 04, 2014, 11:15:46 AM
its not like youre doing anything with it either. youre far from perfect. get real and admit where you stand at this point.

youre not even close to his style. i dont care what you claim you are doing. i know youre not or i know youre not putting effort into it as much as you make it sound.


improve.........you know how....say yes or no. and not expecting a fake yes with the word "eventually" being spoken at the back of your mind. impressionist have to learn what appears around them. you cant just draw a lopsided barely recognizable human and call it impressionism.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 04, 2014, 11:45:56 AM
It's a yes but old habits die hard, and  I do like to explore other avenues even though I don't grasp them as I should. Nevertheless I always try to keep the important technical stuff in mind.

There is room for improvement, several years of it in fact of which I'm aware. I'll keep an open mind
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on April 04, 2014, 01:22:35 PM
Loved that comic you're working on, that girl is hilarious xD Your paneling is pretty good imo, I can't panel for shiz ;_; ...
Is this just a random story or is it one of your main projects? It seems like a gag mixed with action/adventure? You don't get enough of those anymore.

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lumaria on April 04, 2014, 02:17:13 PM
It's a yes but old habits die hard, and  I do like to explore other avenues even though I don't grasp them as I should. Nevertheless I always try to keep the important technical stuff in mind.

There is room for improvement, several years of it in fact of which I'm aware. I'll keep an open mind

theres room to improve within an hour heck even 15 mins. and it goes wasted.


and you didnt answer my question....will...you...ever improve?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 04, 2014, 02:32:59 PM
Not sure what you mean exactly. I'm better than when I started so I assume the trend will continue.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lumaria on April 04, 2014, 04:44:38 PM
unless you got stick figures when you started i dont think you have mqde much progress
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 12, 2014, 08:10:54 AM
I am aware

Loved that comic you're working on, that girl is hilarious xD Your paneling is pretty good imo, I can't panel for shiz ;_; ...
Is this just a random story or is it one of your main projects? It seems like a gag mixed with action/adventure? You don't get enough of those anymore.

It's just a random story Kage, but one I want to finish, I'm terrified of trying to ink them though. The genre is actually drama fantasy, and it actually descends into downright violence at the end. Do you get what's happening so far?

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 07, 2014, 05:29:31 AM
Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/q2nOFU8.jpg)

"transcript"
Shelly *Gesturing with her spoon: Heard so much about you. Like, even though you're a Chosen One...

*Kevin Kross is emotionless

Shelly: You ruthlessly kill your enemies... You demand rewards. Basically you don't act like a hero at all

*Kevin Kross answers as Shelly digs in

Kevin: You probably wouldn't understand but... I can't afford to be naive... Doing what I do costs money. As it is I'm living from hand to mouth... I also can't risk evil rising again, or spreading vital information of my progress. All I do, I do it for my mission. I am only an instrument to destroy evil. It doesn't matter how I turn out in the end.

Shelly *smiling: I know... And that's why I like you... I'll be joining your quest... Kross.

If I make two more pages I think I'll really finish this idea off.


Art dump
Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/d3s4ouQ.jpg)
Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/JGiAtNb.jpg)[/URL]

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/IEI4TGO.jpg)

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/wA8ooYP.jpg)

Concept: Unreasonably Big F-ing Sword. A boy reverse engineers and weilds two mech swords using control gloves. He carries them around in a big truck across a desert wasteland, and is supported by a team of technicians who maintain the system. Fights are short because of his overpoweredness.

Test page
Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/GfSHque.jpg)
A Korean manhwaka has this cool webcomic I wish I could understand, but all he uses is line and the occasional shading and colour here and there. He makes sure to bound everything in definate shapes. I like that style too. Minimalist.

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/Ku1P4Oc.jpg)
What I imagine to be the hero-coats of MR. We probably look like quincies

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: everlastin01 on May 07, 2014, 08:06:06 AM
Dat fro....

:sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on May 07, 2014, 08:49:03 AM
Yeah, yeah we probably would. I can imagine the coats would change in styling depending on when you achieved hero status
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 07, 2014, 09:08:01 AM
Hehe, and the world building continues. Cory sketching some outfits would be just perfect haha.

@ everlastin respect the fro. It grows according to power level.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: everlastin01 on May 07, 2014, 11:46:34 AM
So if you got over 9000 would the fro touch the ground?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 07, 2014, 03:45:14 PM
It probably can. Fortunately it coils up there so it's very compressible
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on June 07, 2014, 04:56:50 AM
I am aware

It's just a random story Kage, but one I want to finish, I'm terrified of trying to ink them though. The genre is actually drama fantasy, and it actually descends into downright violence at the end. Do you get what's happening so far?

I certainly do, and that twist sounds quite interesting.

Spoiler
(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/justadrink6.jpg) (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/legomaestro/media/justadrink6.jpg.html)

"transcript"
Shelly *Gesturing with her spoon: Heard so much about you. Like, even though you're a Chosen One...

*Kevin Kross is emotionless

Shelly: You ruthlessly kill your enemies... You demand rewards. Basically you don't act like a hero at all

*Kevin Kross answers as Shelly digs in

Kevin: You probably wouldn't understand but... I can't afford to be naive... Doing what I do costs money. As it is I'm living from hand to mouth... I also can't risk evil rising again, or spreading vital information of my progress. All I do, I do it for my mission. I am only an instrument to destroy evil. It doesn't matter how I turn out in the end.

Shelly *smiling: I know... And that's why I like you... I'll be joining your quest... Kross.

If I make two more pages I think I'll really finish this idea off.


Art dump
Spoiler
(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/IMG_0009-1.jpg) (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/legomaestro/media/IMG_0009-1.jpg.html)
Spoiler
(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/IMG_0007-2.jpg) (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/legomaestro/media/IMG_0007-2.jpg.html)

Spoiler
(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/IMG_0003-3.jpg) (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/legomaestro/media/IMG_0003-3.jpg.html)
Spoiler
(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/IMG_0004-2.jpg) (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/legomaestro/media/IMG_0004-2.jpg.html)

Concept: Unreasonably Big F-ing Sword. A boy reverse engineers and weilds two mech swords using control gloves. He carries them around in a big truck across a desert wasteland, and is supported by a team of technicians who maintain the system. Fights are short because of his overpoweredness.

Test page
Spoiler
(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/TESTPAGE.jpg) (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/legomaestro/media/TESTPAGE.jpg.html)
A Korean manhwaka has this cool webcomic I wish I could understand, but all he uses is line and the occasional shading and colour here and there. He makes sure to bound everything in definate shapes. I like that style too. Minimalist.

Spoiler
(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/test1-1.jpg) (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/legomaestro/media/test1-1.jpg.html)
What I imagine to be the hero-coats of MR. We probably look like quincies



All these character designs you've done in the past are definitely going to be useful in the future. I only have one character design, but he is kind of tied to a oneshot... I am a sad artist :l....

That UBFS story sounds really cool, I'd love to read something like that.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 07, 2014, 11:14:40 PM
Haha thanks for the support.

Well I'm on the sidelines for a now, but definitely my next idea is a comic. Ran out of steam for the Just A Drink one though haha

Long time no see Kage
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on June 08, 2014, 04:55:48 AM
I'll be looking forward to that, you always come up with interesting concepts.

Yeah I've been sorting some stuff out over the last couple of weeks.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lovus Eternius on June 11, 2014, 10:45:17 PM
It probably can. Fortunately it coils up there so it's very compressible
...I just got a great idea for a drawing.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 12, 2014, 05:44:57 PM
Hahaha what? Now I'm worried...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 18, 2014, 09:21:35 PM
Aphaia test comic

Page 1
(http://i.imgur.com/DWzp3MY.jpg)

Page 2
(http://i.imgur.com/WRPJlY5.png)

Page 3
(http://i.imgur.com/l4xPxoC.png)

Page 4
(http://i.imgur.com/zfWwzn4.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on June 18, 2014, 09:47:57 PM
looks like your having fun but anyways good haha
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 18, 2014, 09:52:18 PM
Trying to find a proper step-by-step system before I'm comfortable with it yeah.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: everlastin01 on June 19, 2014, 04:16:11 PM
Well this is different from your normal stuff.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 19, 2014, 05:26:22 PM
Haha, how so? The art or story?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: everlastin01 on June 19, 2014, 06:23:03 PM
the panels make it seem different...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 20, 2014, 12:27:00 PM
Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/t9bZZS8.jpg)

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/VT9yoav.jpg)

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/OV56UFR.jpg)
testing out settings to ink using pencils. Not going so well, but I stumbled onto a useful tutorial.

Also Blade of The Immortal is fantastic... Done mostly in pencil and it still reads as a manga.


Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/o8cX82x.jpg)
page05

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/1tVZVhk.jpg)
page06

still testing. I'd rather try continuing the Just A Drink one, but I lost the original pages.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on June 20, 2014, 01:55:46 PM
This is interesting...  :ninja:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 20, 2014, 02:04:02 PM
I see a ninja Kage

Haha thanks.

It felt like Kawaguchi Tarou said that pfft.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on June 20, 2014, 03:42:41 PM
hehehe
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Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on June 21, 2014, 09:20:24 AM
lego.....lego hnmmmm ahoooooo your into it man ilike that concept interesting
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Post by: legomaestro on June 21, 2014, 09:53:36 AM
Haha, the 'comic' you mean?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on June 21, 2014, 11:02:23 PM
yeh man but needed some anatomy and then its like a hunter brodah wachaaaaa
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 21, 2014, 11:54:28 PM
(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/random.png) (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/legomaestro/media/random.png.html)
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Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on June 22, 2014, 12:06:59 AM
oh my one piece haha good beautiful
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 23, 2014, 10:50:45 PM
Page 7
(http://i.imgur.com/GSDo3HM.png)

Page 8
(http://i.imgur.com/1qIaMu1.png)

Still tinkering with settings. I think contrast isn't an issue anymore. I'll try making blacks in the next pages, or perhaps I'll just use the pencil to shade. Blade of The Immortal seems to turn out well enough.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on June 24, 2014, 04:08:33 PM
This is getting real interesting...  :ninja: :ninja:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 24, 2014, 04:48:23 PM
Thanks Kage. Means a lot.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 24, 2014, 05:18:23 PM
page 9
(http://i.imgur.com/IcFxIuD.png)

page 10
(http://i.imgur.com/dSlwCkf.png)


Have no idea what happened with the second page. It's a big step back.

Got lazy. Nothing is straight. Keep on forgetting things to do properly. Writing off the seat of the pants has a lot of issues. Forgot to even attempt to shade.

Picked up one or two things in the process at least.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on June 25, 2014, 12:33:04 PM
The first page is like a 9 4koma, but I like how it bringss out more of the character. The second to last panel on the second page seems wasted imo, but other than that keep going, as long as you're learning something what you're doing is good. And other than that, it's interesting haha
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 25, 2014, 12:52:03 PM
Thanks, and yeah, pacing or anything like that I have no idea how it's done, but mangaka sure know what they're doing with timing and all.

Read DB's tutorial on making a manga page, so i'll try using that now. Mostly struggling with straight lines.

And... What is anatomy *cries
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: everlastin01 on June 25, 2014, 12:58:19 PM
practice anatomy if you think that will help you....and not everything is always straight you know
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 25, 2014, 01:04:06 PM
Haha, still on Loomis for that so yeah
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 27, 2014, 02:53:53 PM
page 11
(http://i.imgur.com/uKileIS.png)

page 12
(http://i.imgur.com/WpfOMjk.png)

No, still can't traditionally draw straight lines for panels despite buying a triangle.

Environments are hell
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on June 27, 2014, 03:10:34 PM
It's really interesting but it's becoming a novel with pictures in the background, rather than a manga. You see, there are a few very simple things that make manga what it is. And in this case, what's keeping it from looking and feeling like a  manga is the narration. Narration should only occur around 20% of the time. I'm not saying you should take it out completely, it's actually what makes this interesting, just try and keep it as short as possible and let the story move along naturally. The third to last and final panel on page 12 have an overabundance of narrative, the problem with this is that the reader will spend too much time reading the narrative that he/she will become dislodged from the flow of the panels. Anyway, this is just my personal opinion, there are actually quite a lot of manga that have quite a lot of dialogue, though this doesn't seem like it'll fit. But please, keep this up, it's become something I look forward to reading daily :)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 27, 2014, 03:15:39 PM
I see what you mean. I was afraid of it too actually. Cut down on words and stuff. thanks for the interest, though i can't say it's an enjoyeable read considering the subject matter haha.

in other news i found my old scripts for just a drink. i think i'll post in manga creations if i ever start working on that one.

do you have any idea how to draw straight panels? any hacks? otherwise i'll end up just drawing figures and making all panels digital haha...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on June 27, 2014, 04:35:52 PM
Well most manga artists use the manuscript paper with the blue outline, I even got some, but honestly they're just training wheels. Expensive ones at that. In my experience there aren't much hacks, the only way is to train your eye to see the shapes more and more accurately, and that just comes down to mileage like most things with art. My advice is to not worry about it much now, just keep trying to get it as straight as you can and after time your hand-eye coordination will pick it up.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 27, 2014, 05:53:25 PM
Learn by failing hard huh. Well I bought a blue pencil for that. I'll try to get it as straight as possible.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 27, 2014, 08:12:08 PM
page 13
(http://i.imgur.com/iWH6MPi.png)

The shoe man... the shoe hahaha...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: cheeku1999 on June 28, 2014, 05:18:27 AM
yep the major problem is the shoe but i definately see improvement  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on June 28, 2014, 08:50:27 AM
Looks like he's crying silently over his twisted ankle :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 28, 2014, 09:51:13 AM
Bahaha

a friend of mine drew these for the story

(http://i.imgur.com/t2tmJPs.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/QsKsWoO.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on June 28, 2014, 11:08:19 AM
Loving that scarf
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on July 02, 2014, 10:22:52 PM
lego im watching 8)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 04, 2014, 01:06:21 AM
Haha, if you say so. Thanks.

page 14
(http://i.imgur.com/02rVWe2.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on July 04, 2014, 09:50:39 AM
I'm really liking this page, but I don't understand what's happening in the last panel :/
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on July 04, 2014, 09:51:36 AM
he takes a step towards the guards and lands in a puddle
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on July 04, 2014, 10:02:46 AM
Maybe I'm reading the wrong way xD I meant the panel on the left.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on July 04, 2014, 10:07:34 AM
he's beginning to smile. it's that 'zoom in on the mouth to see the protagonist grin' cliche.


Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on July 04, 2014, 10:37:27 AM
Aah, I thought so but I wasn't sure.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 04, 2014, 01:08:03 PM
Haha, it's left to right by the way. And yes it's as Coryn says.

Thanks for reading as always.

PS You've gotta love cliche simple smiles.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: WhiteCrow on July 04, 2014, 01:27:58 PM
This is good work, I like the fact that even though you aren't some world class artist you are actually putting time and effort into not only improving but actually giving us a story as well. What's great about art is that sometimes a story can stand out above everything else, and in this case, I'm interested in continuing the story and watching the improvement.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 04, 2014, 01:54:20 PM
Thanks Crow, and I got that idea from the manga artist ONE. Not sure the story will deliver though,  but I figured mileage is a way to go.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 05, 2014, 12:52:51 PM
page 15
(http://i.imgur.com/dD4DGc9.png)


Too much dialogue. Not going to shade anymore and just leave it white out for now.


page 16
(http://i.imgur.com/nJJhB3k.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: DBNext on July 06, 2014, 06:15:31 PM
Damn man, when did you develop a style AND start a comic?!
Really nice work, makes me a little depressed I missed it.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 06, 2014, 09:29:00 PM
Those words are enough DBNext sensei. Long time no see. How have things been?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Rojas on July 06, 2014, 09:32:52 PM
Looking good Lego, I'm liking the dialogue though. The way you drew it is pretty fluid.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 06, 2014, 09:41:12 PM
Thanks Rojas!  I'm actually mixing with digital work so that helps a lot. I still can't draw straight panels traditionally...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Rojas on July 06, 2014, 09:42:12 PM
YEah, but in this day and age, all digital is pretty much the best way to go.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 06, 2014, 09:45:55 PM
So it seems, so it seems haha. I still think traditional has its places somewhere sometimes though.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Rojas on July 06, 2014, 09:48:20 PM
In general having a physical copy is always a +1.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 06, 2014, 10:14:50 PM
Read that in an article on Optimum Wound so yeah. Otherwise to cut down on production software seems to be the best way to go. I've estimated for shoddy pages like these I can make 2 a day. That's aeons away from 20 pages in a week.

Mangaka are monsters.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 07, 2014, 04:50:17 AM
page 17
(http://i.imgur.com/gFGgNCe.jpg)

Spoiler
shotgun pellets and bullets are dodgeable now didn't you know its science.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on July 07, 2014, 05:55:17 AM
I'm loving these action sequences lego, keep it up! :ninja:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: DBNext on July 07, 2014, 07:22:29 AM
Those words are enough DBNext sensei. Long time no see. How have things been?
Cool, I've been practicing but I've been too lazy to post.
Also good job on the latest page. Have you tried toning in Photoshop?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 07, 2014, 11:58:29 AM
No, could you walk me through that again? I really want to do that. Especially the naruto style of pure blacks. I've actually been using your manga page tutorial and it's helped me quite a bit, but toning... Thanks

 @Kage thanks so much!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: DBNext on July 07, 2014, 01:59:38 PM
Sure.
First select a new layer, then turn it into "Darken" so that the tone does not overshadow the black lines.
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t1.0-9/10482798_785476101492458_4151030957288504266_n.jpg)

Then choose this tool. Use it to draw a complete border around the part you want to tone.
(https://scontent-b-vie.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t1.0-9/10492329_785476064825795_1418353955432149101_n.jpg)

This is the result you'll have. You can decrease or increase the opacity to make the tone darker or lighter.
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-
9/10451169_785038781536190_8363612592539780663_n.jpg)

If you want to do black tones, you can follow the same process, but don't do the "Darken" step.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 07, 2014, 02:54:56 PM
Dude how much the page improved just by doing that. Thanks DBsensei! I'll try this out!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: everlastin01 on July 09, 2014, 01:25:59 AM
Wow...that gives it...something different
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 17, 2014, 05:43:54 PM
page 18
(http://i.imgur.com/sTkgnAX.jpg)
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Post by: Austadophilus on July 17, 2014, 06:22:32 PM
Nice display of action as always. Your style is nicely gritty, Lego.
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Post by: legomaestro on July 17, 2014, 08:18:51 PM
Haha, after reading Naruto though I wouldn't mind something a little cleaner. Thanks Aust
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Post by: KagePen on July 18, 2014, 12:33:09 AM
Yes! Moar action!! :ninja:
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Post by: legomaestro on July 18, 2014, 02:54:37 AM
Haha can never get enough.

A ninja kage appeared again.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on July 18, 2014, 03:03:27 AM
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/KagePen/im_a_ninja_derp-61691_zpsbcf79f5c.gif) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/KagePen/media/im_a_ninja_derp-61691_zpsbcf79f5c.gif.html)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 18, 2014, 04:38:14 PM
page 19
(http://i.imgur.com/VA9xIki.jpg)

Takes me about 3 to 4 hours to make a shoddy page. Say 3 pages a day every day would be 12 hours a day drawing to have 20 pages or so every seven days, and that's at this quality. I don't think mangaka are human, to be able to do weekly serializations with professional quality.

Comic drawing also presents many problems and challenges, there's no respite anywhere. I want to be reborn as a hallucinogenic mushroom.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on July 18, 2014, 04:46:21 PM
dat cliffhanger tho. I liked the way you drew the blood :)

Yeah, it's pretty insane, but if you love doing it you would draw 12 hours a day anyway, just like how gamers go for hours on end without getting tired and all. But even then I am sure it is still hard, but like one great painter used to say "If painting wasn't hard it would be no fun." or something. That's why manga is often about overcoming challenges and working hard, because that is what mangaka face on a daily basis.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 18, 2014, 06:39:20 PM
Oh yeah, good point. And yeah, my appreciation for what they have to do only increases every time I read their complete work.

It's not quite a cliffhanger. I think this thing ends with only one issue. Winging it anyways so I don't know what really happens in the in between.

Thanks for the comments
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 19, 2014, 03:50:26 AM
page 20
(http://i.imgur.com/e0wq17u.jpg)
Cool guys don't wonder if they're shot.



Trying to get more of the work done on the paper itself in advance so that the amount of digital editing needed is minimum. Straight lines are hard though.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on July 19, 2014, 04:01:41 AM
#BadassScene

Keep it up!
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Post by: legomaestro on July 19, 2014, 04:27:41 AM
Thanks Kage!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Blackbird on July 19, 2014, 11:56:56 AM
I'm not sure what just happend, but that might be because I just want to read on and on and on.
I can't be much helpfunctie about the drawing , but I know that the mystery with which you surroundgeluid everything in your story is very well done.
Within 20 pages you've already included cliffhangers and got the reader to sympathise with the main character while still holding the Shouf of mystery (not sure if That's proper English...)

Do you work by a script or a plot or are you just coming up with it as you go along.

Whatever you're doing, it's good, keep it up!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 19, 2014, 05:44:16 PM
Thanks Blackbird!

Haha well... He got shot through the neck... Like a sir. Yeah my art definitely gets in the way of presenting things correctly. Lot's of experimentation here to at least make it clean.

(Shroud? Maybe? Haha either way) I'm glad you think so!

As this is just a test run I'm just coming up with it as I go along >..> So there's no surprises if it's confusing.

Thanks for reading! Muchly appreciated.

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: DBNext on July 19, 2014, 06:13:56 PM
Page 18 was really well done, the flow was pretty good. 19 was a little hard to follow
Great work so far.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 19, 2014, 07:15:17 PM
Thanks DB-Sensei! Also your tutorials are impossibru. Panels man, freaking panels. And you don't use a blue pencil? How?

Anyways i'm glad I'm almost done with this.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: DBNext on July 20, 2014, 02:23:43 PM
I'm kinda used to messy lines. Plus, I tried it once and it was a pain to erase!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Thy Obsessive Freak on July 20, 2014, 03:38:52 PM
Wow, awesome, you really are progressing with each page. I appreciate how you've came along with the perspectives and face details... Well I don't appreciate the face details but that's because I'm personally not into detailed stuff, but if I was, it would be really nice progress.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 20, 2014, 05:59:11 PM
Thanks TOF, I'm still amazed at your output of comic pages, and to think that you even have to colour each page! Doing these is a learning experience for better or worse haha. Never has the 'easier said than done' thing been truer.

@ DB I think I'll end up getting behind that in the end. I'm used to using blue lines, but it's an extra step that I need to cut out of the process. Guess I just need to control my initial lines. I don't plan on inking traditionally ever anyways so things could end ... sort of well haha
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: DBNext on July 20, 2014, 07:38:52 PM
wait wut...
those pages are not inked? i could have sworn they were O.o
i just literally saw page 20 by the way. Don't know why i thought 19 was the newest one.
Paneling is smooth, but take care of the distance between panels. Usually horizontal spaces are much larger than vertical ones
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 20, 2014, 07:43:07 PM
Yeah vasil? (sp? The dude drawing the raptor-riding amazonian warriors) Put up a tutorial on inking with a pencil, and I looked into that method more and thought it was for me. One of my Sakura pens just ran out on me, and I figured it's cheaper to buy mechanical pencils than stock up on rare inks (That don't even always go my way!) A webcomic artist agreed with the sentiment too, and so did others. Actually one dude was making his art look worse by inking. The veterans in that particular studio laughed at him and told him to use photoshop like normal.

Thanks. I'm glad that the panelling is smooth for once. As for distances aye aye sensei. I should've caught onto that more.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 20, 2014, 10:40:20 PM
page 21
(http://i.imgur.com/KvLanOj.png)

No blue lines nor digital panels this time. I think I might as well train in that for a bit, try to get my lines straighter, cut out an extra step.

Watched A Crilley vid for help. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JF0Y2Thbsw

Still mostly using DB's method though as best as I can.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Vio on July 20, 2014, 10:51:55 PM
An interesting page on your 1000th reply. Congrats, lego!  :clapping:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 20, 2014, 10:58:41 PM
Haha, wow I wasn't even counting. And oh goodie the 999th one is also mine. My favourite number. Glad I got that one reserved

Thanks Vio!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on July 21, 2014, 09:24:34 AM
I liked those last 4 panels, it makes the scene more intense.  :ninja:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 21, 2014, 09:54:35 AM
Hehe, I'm glad you think so. Second panel was supposed to have more detail but I know not even rudimentary perspective. Must fund a quick tutorial on DA for now for something like that haha.

Thanks Kage!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: WorldBeyondFantasy on July 22, 2014, 09:12:24 AM
I like the fourth one in your first post.
Oh i also found the Lion one to be impressive.
There are also other drawings of you that look pretty nice! but if you want a word of advice, i think you should work on your face anatomy a little bit, keep it up tho! ^^
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 22, 2014, 10:14:49 PM
Haha, yeah vectors were fun. And I remember that espada one. I was really really into Bleach back then. Thanks.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 26, 2014, 09:36:20 AM
"Amanda Sarlis"
(http://i.imgur.com/Cfk4SxI.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on July 26, 2014, 09:42:37 AM
HoDaym! That one is really impressive Lego! :o
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 26, 2014, 09:45:53 AM
Danke Kage! By the way <.< that's a scary profile pic...
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Post by: KagePen on July 26, 2014, 09:57:17 AM
das Helena :P
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Post by: DBNext on July 26, 2014, 05:52:57 PM
Sh***t man, you improve with every post.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 28, 2014, 06:10:37 PM
Whoa! Thanks DB Sensei! \m/

"Argus"
(http://i.imgur.com/wkPdoFf.png)

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: GingerStark on July 28, 2014, 06:19:29 PM
Tight tight tight tight!

I love that drawing! Has a funky combination of urban and samurai warrior to it  :dance: The use of only two colour was done rather well here and easily show off a lot of detail. For improvements however I suggest maybe practicing hands since his look a big off anatomy wise.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on July 29, 2014, 01:04:17 AM
*dies*
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on July 29, 2014, 01:05:18 AM
what the? so badass men,the hands
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Echo_River on July 29, 2014, 10:31:11 AM
Wow! I thought "Organization XIII" there for a moment.
Is the bottom half of his clothes part of the cloak? Or is he...wearing a skirt?
Plus that is one cool shadow he has.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 29, 2014, 10:37:46 AM
Haha, actually his coat is the same colour as his trousers so they're both black. I wanted to tone it differently but decided it's the same tone.  What's Organizatino XIII? Thanks.

He's got a batshadow right there... for some reason.

@Killer B the hands are a bit on the large side yeah. Thanks.

@ Kage ? What happened?!

@ Ginger I hear you. I'm not happy with the swords too. Glad you liked it thanks.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Echo_River on July 29, 2014, 10:45:10 AM
Organization XII from Kingdom Hearts.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organization_XIII

Ah, he's wearing trousers...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: DBNext on July 29, 2014, 03:12:26 PM
Just a scar on his left eye and a scar on his chest and he'll be fighting alongside Luffy!
The pose is great but yeah, that hand feels weird.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 29, 2014, 05:03:10 PM
Thanks DBsensei. I did forget to say I heavily referenced One Piece. Tralfgar Law and Roronoa Zorro in particular. Actually interested in Oda's art again. He's shameless with the way he deforms the human body to suit a character.

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: DBNext on July 30, 2014, 02:54:04 PM
Yeah I can definitely agree with that. That's why he's my favorite and most valued artist out there
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on July 31, 2014, 01:36:13 PM
Don't forget dragonball's 'balloon' style haha
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 31, 2014, 01:41:47 PM
Haha, balloon style?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KagePen on July 31, 2014, 01:49:23 PM
If you look at Toriyama's stuff, it looks like everything has been inflated like a balloon lol
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 31, 2014, 01:54:30 PM
Oh, right haha.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lovus Eternius on August 05, 2014, 01:25:47 AM
The improvement is real.

Your style is low-detail, simple and efficient. Not necessarily a bad thing.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on August 05, 2014, 01:32:33 AM
Thanks Gelmra, means a lot
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on August 20, 2014, 04:46:23 PM
read right to left because i forgot

still messing around with the refining process.

how does one draw cars.

"page 22"
(http://i.imgur.com/W9I2nL5.jpg)
because lasers are totally redirect-able
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on August 21, 2014, 10:01:52 PM
"page 23"
(http://i.imgur.com/ulLBEGr.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on August 23, 2014, 04:48:32 PM
page 24
(http://i.imgur.com/uGv2Cuk.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on August 24, 2014, 08:08:04 PM
interesting
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on August 25, 2014, 03:34:55 PM
Thanks Killer B

"page 25"
(http://i.imgur.com/V36zioQ.png)

Finally done with this experiment. It's been an informative hell
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: DBNext on August 28, 2014, 02:23:36 PM
I'll have to read it all in one go sometime.
The pages improve nicely, with page 24 being really good. You might want to use grey tones here and there, but for an experimental thing, it's actually pretty good.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on August 28, 2014, 04:18:43 PM
Thanks DB. Tones really do change the way a page looks, and I've found a simple basic tutorial on how to sort that out.

I think I could put all the pages back to back in my next post to make it simpler. Really though it's a hot mess haha, and not the most uplifting tale out there. Still, it was really necessary practice.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Hanabi on August 28, 2014, 04:59:05 PM
"Argus"
(http://i.imgur.com/wkPdoFf.png)

Woah! This pic! I like!  8)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on August 28, 2014, 05:05:19 PM
Thanks Hanabi
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on August 29, 2014, 04:34:24 AM
And the whole Aphaia test comic

Aphaia test comic
Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/DWzp3MY.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/WRPJlY5.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/l4xPxoC.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/o8cX82x.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/1tVZVhk.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/GSDo3HM.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/1qIaMu1.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/IcFxIuD.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/dSlwCkf.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/uKileIS.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/WpfOMjk.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/iWH6MPi.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/02rVWe2.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/dD4DGc9.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/nJJhB3k.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/gFGgNCe.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/sTkgnAX.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/VA9xIki.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/e0wq17u.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/KvLanOj.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/W9I2nL5.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ulLBEGr.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/uGv2Cuk.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/V36zioQ.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on August 29, 2014, 10:56:30 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/X5BTDan.png)

test image

Axe taken off google images
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on August 29, 2014, 11:11:51 AM
haha
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 10, 2014, 01:48:43 PM
Soiyk Pcjestra
(http://i.imgur.com/N78DYX9.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on September 10, 2014, 01:52:30 PM
Soiyk Pcjestra
(http://i.imgur.com/N78DYX9.jpg)

Holy crap, that is awesome. She looks so powerful!!!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 10, 2014, 02:13:02 PM
She is she is! Thanks Austa
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on September 10, 2014, 02:16:49 PM
Whaaat!   Amazoniax was cool
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 10, 2014, 02:39:05 PM
Amazionax?  >.> ?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on September 10, 2014, 03:32:12 PM
Haha i think she's an amazon
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 10, 2014, 03:54:33 PM
Ah right, well that's good then.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on September 10, 2014, 04:15:14 PM
Nc concept bro and cool
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 10, 2014, 06:36:21 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/IB4XhKj.jpg)

Ariana Lewis
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 16, 2014, 07:37:37 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/j5NtCqa.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/YmVEkA5.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/a7V6JDG.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on September 16, 2014, 08:13:46 AM
Your lines are getting so much cleaner! :D
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 16, 2014, 10:01:38 AM
Thanks Austa, though that's an honest shock to hear haha.  I'm a traitor to sketchiness!
Title: Re: TLAD Legomaestro Test Pages
Post by: legomaestro on October 05, 2014, 01:24:12 AM
Test pages

page 1
(http://i.imgur.com/LRRyIe1.png)

page 2
(http://i.imgur.com/Yxahqtg.png)

page 3
(http://i.imgur.com/l7H3gg2.jpg)

mostly just gave up on the last page. And decided not to sleep until I finished the lot of them. My original lines are still pretty wonky, but I like how it was easier to think of the panelling.

Will try for full colour next time. Will make some more tests.

page 4
(http://i.imgur.com/pGDgBHX.png)

page 5
(http://i.imgur.com/TxzOiFt.png)

page 6
(http://i.imgur.com/0Wlp97w.png)

page 7
(http://i.imgur.com/kno39QS.png)

page 8
(http://i.imgur.com/9riieEE.png)

page 9
(http://i.imgur.com/QD7gz4K.png)

page 10
(http://i.imgur.com/jVPmGhf.jpg)

page 11
(http://i.imgur.com/iqncYpB.png)

page 12
(http://i.imgur.com/u8HXePX.jpg)

page 13
(http://i.imgur.com/dbbCyMP.png)[/URL]

took a break here
page 14
(http://i.imgur.com/0YDcohi.jpg)

page 15
(http://i.imgur.com/pRsvDqb.png)

page 16
(http://i.imgur.com/dpdl0M8.jpg)

page 17
(http://i.imgur.com/TBPWpoC.jpg)

page 18
(http://i.imgur.com/R0Go17f.jpg)

END
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on October 05, 2014, 05:34:02 AM
Good :D
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 05, 2014, 07:19:45 AM
Thanks killer b
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on October 05, 2014, 10:33:34 AM
damn lego. you've really improved recently. just compared these pages to the stuff on page one. and damn.

second page. 3 panel i think. the panel with legoh. the half light half shadow thing. damn.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 05, 2014, 10:44:05 AM
That means a super a lot dude haha. It's not at that level yet but I'm glad it's noticeable.

Soon I'll be able to make MR Canon manga as I always wanted. So long as the characters read. On that note do you have any idea what's happening on the 3rd page?

Thanks again!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on October 05, 2014, 11:34:26 AM
they rush each other then clash weapons. seems pretty obvious.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lovus Eternius on October 08, 2014, 02:27:24 PM
The third page looks like a simple scrawl. The other two are better. Dialogue choice could've been better. BUT I SUPPOSE it's just test pages.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: everlastin01 on October 08, 2014, 02:30:51 PM
Lego are you sure you didn't steal someone else's art? Because this seems a whole lot better
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lovus Eternius on October 08, 2014, 03:07:20 PM
It's his. You can tell by the style... but you were probably just trying to make a compliment.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on October 08, 2014, 09:15:51 PM
speaking of things that are lego's...

Lego! More pages! Chop chop! story story!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 09, 2014, 12:34:29 PM
Aye aye capitain.

I'll just comic it on a whim, and hopefully even after finishing everything I'll get time to do a more refined plot. As is now it's half-training half canon


@ everlastin thankee

@ Gelmra yeah, miniature forms are tricky, but manga use them a lot. Indeed, expect more such monstrosities.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: everlastin01 on October 09, 2014, 03:32:51 PM
It's his. You can tell by the style... but you were probably just trying to make a compliment.

It was a compliment lol
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lovus Eternius on October 09, 2014, 10:52:54 PM
I came here expecting to see new art because I'm everyone's fan.

I leave after posting this comment; only slightly disappointed.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 10, 2014, 12:09:24 PM
I've come to the conclusion that Gelmra is a mythical beast >...>

http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php/topic,3360.msg202881.html#msg202881

Updated the original post with a whopping 1 page
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lovus Eternius on October 10, 2014, 12:32:18 PM
A mythical beast? Not a legendary mythical beast... but an outrageous mythical beast.

Good addition to the story, the suspense is real.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 10, 2014, 01:03:55 PM
Cliche Bleach face slashes make the world go round

Danke
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on October 10, 2014, 02:53:56 PM
i'm a little confused about what that 4th panel was supposed to be showing. but everything else is looking good!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lovus Eternius on October 10, 2014, 03:03:08 PM
Some sort of deformed monster-shadow claw with a series of esses to build up towards the slash would've been my interpretation.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 10, 2014, 03:16:20 PM
Hahaha yeah. He was was gathering nanomachines above his head and instantly manifested a sword. The next page will show better context
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lovus Eternius on October 10, 2014, 03:31:28 PM
That' pretty high tech.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 10, 2014, 03:34:38 PM
It's what I do
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 11, 2014, 09:38:49 PM
http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php/topic,3360.msg202881.html#msg202881

Updated the original post with a whopping 1 page
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lovus Eternius on October 12, 2014, 12:12:38 AM
Nonchalant dodge, still keeps afro safe but got scratched by a sword.

7.5/10 in style points.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 13, 2014, 08:06:34 AM
The afro is taken very seriously.

The style points are muchly appreciated.

http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php/topic,3360.msg202881.html#msg202881

Updated the original post with a whopping 1 page
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on October 13, 2014, 09:09:43 AM
That afro! *shudders in respect*
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 13, 2014, 09:19:24 AM
Apparently it has its own facebook page
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lovus Eternius on October 14, 2014, 01:58:52 AM
New glasses. Whooo.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 15, 2014, 05:56:49 PM
His speed at manifesting spectacles is said not to come from intense combat situations, but from the unfortunate fact that he keeps on losing them and/or sits/steps or generally smashes the heck out of them by accident
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 15, 2014, 07:14:11 PM
not sure if I already posted these but what the heck

(http://i.imgur.com/2FfTjhh.gif)

Animated my friend punching

(http://i.imgur.com/rcOIykX.gif)

Lego Getsuga

(http://i.imgur.com/QQsYxU6.gif)
Lego running
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on October 15, 2014, 07:14:56 PM
So pimpin, Lego! *hearts in eyes*
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 15, 2014, 07:19:52 PM
 Eeeeeh ?! *Trips and crashes

*Megusta face even while injured

Thankee Austa!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on October 15, 2014, 07:20:30 PM
Don't mention it. I got a thing for the 'fros.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lovus Eternius on October 15, 2014, 07:32:18 PM
PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF*...ANIMATED... RESPECT... OUTRAGEOUS.

* = Sound of tea spraying onto screen
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 15, 2014, 07:36:49 PM
Day was already made but this double makes it hahahahaha
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lovus Eternius on October 15, 2014, 07:54:18 PM
Lawl.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 16, 2014, 10:44:52 AM
http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php/topic,3360.msg202881.html#msg202881

Updated the original post with a whopping 1 page

It is said that he has Thor on speedail.

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on October 16, 2014, 10:53:18 AM
I must say I am jealous of your layouts, Lego (and those sexy afros...)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 16, 2014, 10:56:25 AM
Impossibru, how is sensei jealous of my layouts !

Ah shucks... Thankee!!!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on October 16, 2014, 11:01:37 AM
Sensei? Oi, you need to place your faith in somewhere else, my friend.

Trust me, you got a lot more refined work under your belt.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 16, 2014, 11:55:46 AM
Tis high praise thanks.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lovus Eternius on October 16, 2014, 01:35:53 PM
Oh... I think that building could have used a vanishing point or two, looks pretty flat.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 16, 2014, 03:13:50 PM
I wanted to cheat it, it did not end well.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on October 16, 2014, 03:21:15 PM
No cheating, Lego.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 16, 2014, 03:30:53 PM
Aye aye
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 28, 2014, 06:27:33 PM
fiery fire

http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php/topic,3360.msg202881.html#msg202881

updated original post with a whopping 2 pages
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on October 28, 2014, 07:41:49 PM
Very neat effects, Lego!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 28, 2014, 08:09:55 PM
Thanks Austa!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 05, 2014, 10:45:02 PM
Original post updated with a whopping 1 page

http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php/topic,3360.msg202881.html#msg202881

Tis' but a scratch. Only an arm and a leg and a lung and a kidney.

You should see the other guy
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lovus Eternius on November 06, 2014, 12:04:42 AM
After that entire explosion the only things left undamaged were the fro and spectacles.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: AmanoMai on November 06, 2014, 12:58:03 AM
dear me, these are quite interesting

some thoughts on these pages though:
the 1st page should have the bulding to whatever left of the page
the empty area give the scene a "silent space", prepare readers for the big impact next panel
which should be in double page
(http://th06.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2014/309/6/c/fix10_by_amano_m-d85frq3.jpg)

pls don't kill me :sheep:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lovus Eternius on November 06, 2014, 01:10:00 AM
All these drawings make me want to show off my submission for that contest... but I can't.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 06, 2014, 05:43:01 AM
We'll see them as they're posted hehe.

And yeah, glad you caught on to the afro. He has healthy roots.

@Amano damn I wish I did that now! It'd look so much better! So this is the effect of a double page spread haha. Thanks for the feedback
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 10, 2014, 09:18:55 AM
Original post updated with a whopping 1 page

http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php/topic,3360.msg202881.html#msg202881
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on November 10, 2014, 10:20:39 AM
Great stuff as always, Lego. You do so well at action!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 10, 2014, 10:28:58 AM
Thanks Austa! Muchly appreciated.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Vio on November 10, 2014, 11:39:04 AM
Looking good, Lego! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on November 10, 2014, 11:43:32 AM
legoc lost the opposite bits huh? interesting.

it might be time to stick a spoiler around all those pages lego. the scrolling is getting intense.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 10, 2014, 11:53:40 AM
I'm all for Naruto-esque symbolism.  And yeah duly noted.  I was getting worried about it too

Thanks Vio!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 11, 2014, 09:38:04 AM
Original post updated with a whopping 1 page

http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php/topic,3360.msg202881.html#msg202881
speed is of essence
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 12, 2014, 12:57:36 AM
Original post updated with a whopping 1 page

http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php/topic,3360.msg202881.html#msg202881
mild illigal logging
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 18, 2015, 04:26:59 PM
Original post updated with a whopping 1 page

http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php/topic,3360.msg202881.html#msg202881
mild illigal logging

Deflection, flight, collateral damage from flight.  Much epic much wow.
 
It's been too long, and I forgot a lot of the process on making pages so forgive shoddier than norm page
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on January 19, 2015, 02:44:43 AM
you need to channel some more of that page 13 goodness lego. That close up of Legoh's face man. more of that spunk
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 19, 2015, 02:59:31 AM
Roger Roger.  II need to read me more bleach to get in the zone. 
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lovus Eternius on January 19, 2015, 05:00:49 AM
Badass Bleach style fight... and that close up tho.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 23, 2015, 07:05:10 AM
Haha thanks

Yeah I thought id have another page by now but got sidetracked by usual stuffs. My internet situation may calm down a bit though and that'll definitely make life easier
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 27, 2015, 04:14:43 PM
@ Austa

(http://i.imgur.com/7V2IVdx.jpg)

Garnet from Steven Universe as promised

she's grown on me enough to want to draw some more >..> yeah that little drawing on the bottom is a problem.

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on January 29, 2015, 07:55:43 AM
*hearts in eyes*

Yeah, you win! That is the greatest thing ever! You drew her so well! Even the bottom looks flippin AWESOME!!!

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on January 29, 2015, 11:02:52 AM
Good hha
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jamie on January 29, 2015, 11:08:17 AM
Looks awesome Lego :L

I actually drew her earlier when lurking the forum and seeing the character in Austas sketchbook :L Good job :)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 29, 2015, 12:39:54 PM
Thanks Jamie. You did? Got a pic anywhere?

@ Austa Nu! I overused references haha... Thanks though.  Now that I think of it I really need to see more episodes of that toon.

@Killer B thanks bro
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on January 29, 2015, 02:42:51 PM
EEEE, ITS STILL SO COOOOLLL!!! <3333

You should. It's a great show. And the further you get into it, the more it looks like a really deep story and lore.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 29, 2015, 02:52:30 PM
I'm really happy to hear that. Lost a lot of hope for cartoons in the past two years so it's great to hear that
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on January 29, 2015, 04:27:57 PM
Same here. I didn't think I'd like the show either, but it's really grown on me with its powerful females and endearing emotions.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jamie on January 29, 2015, 04:38:31 PM
Thanks Jamie. You did? Got a pic anywhere?

@ Austa Nu! I overused references haha... Thanks though.  Now that I think of it I really need to see more episodes of that toon.

@Killer B thanks bro

Ah it was pretty meh to be honest :L No need to show.

You're really improving though, so good work!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 29, 2015, 10:23:43 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on January 30, 2015, 06:47:39 AM
Np brotha lego
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: WhiteCrow on January 31, 2015, 12:59:42 AM
Bro... how did you do those animations? They look awesome.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 31, 2015, 03:35:55 AM
Haha thanks Crow. I used to dabble in doing them for quite a bit, and then from there I just referenced anime. The results are pretty fun for a short amount of work, but I'd never brave full coloured stuff like the one you posted in your board. Those are beyond
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: WhiteCrow on January 31, 2015, 03:53:12 AM
Ahhh but you're still lightyears ahead of me, I had to open the wallet for that piece, you made the magic happen without doing so. So still big kudos to you
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 31, 2015, 03:55:04 AM
Thanks Crow, muchly appreciated
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 31, 2015, 12:23:21 PM
Original post updated with a whopping 1 page

http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php/topic,3360.msg202881.html#msg202881


Attack
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on January 31, 2015, 05:55:27 PM
epic hair
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on January 31, 2015, 07:14:01 PM
Great action work, Lego! Whoo!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 02, 2015, 02:41:33 AM
Thanks Austa!

Also here is my post

(http://i.imgur.com/amkQLch.jpg)

Peridot from Steven Universe! I tried stylizing her (yeah i know it's just used as a pronoun apparently, but I'll just let that be >..> )  a bit while I was reading another manga . Hope ye like. As I said in your topic i'll tackle garnet and her again for sure



@ Coryn indeed
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on February 02, 2015, 08:26:04 AM
All right, Lego! Oh crap, I'm a bit behind on my work. *sweatdrop*

But Peridot looks great, totally as intimidating on the show. ^^ You're my hero! <3
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 02, 2015, 01:09:00 PM
Yikes, tis is too high praise. Thanks Austa!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on February 02, 2015, 02:41:29 PM
But your work is looking sooooo cool!!!!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 05, 2015, 09:21:55 PM
Gaaah thank youuuu.


(http://i.imgur.com/K3waJMI.jpg)

Lapis Lazuli >.>





Aaaand...

Original post updated with a whopping 1 page

http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php/topic,3360.msg202881.html#msg202881


Attack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyB-mA4DRcc

Spoiler
http://lyrics.wikia.com/System_Syn:Drone

And I finish off the first chapter of this TLAD short with a final three pages. It's going to be a three chapter thing overall, and hopefully I muster the willpower to continue the experiment, because I do hope to be able to draw reasonably readable comics in the future. Tell me what you think of the overall look.


For me, theme song for these guys is the song I posted, along with a couple of others. There is such an epic music video of them walking through corridors of black reflective glass and stairways that go every which way to the very top. And then they finally meet eachother in a vicious fight with one wearing black and the other one white... *Sigh* alas, this is not happening so I can only fantasize.

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on February 05, 2015, 10:22:05 PM
I'm guessing you weren't a big fan of drawing Lapis Lazuli? XD Aw well. She looks great with your ballpoint pen!

Mine is gonna take awhile, but I'll post up my practice sketches soon.

And your comic pages....*eyes shining* Such a badass ending line!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 05, 2015, 11:14:56 PM
I wasn't a fan of how she turned out actually. Well it's actually pencil and I used photoshop to turn it blue. Guuh. Okay I'm going to draw Garnet, Peridot and Lapis Lazuli again. I'll try working on them this time.

Thanks Austa as always . The cheesiness level is over 100 though haha. Just glad to have finished a little something for once.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on February 06, 2015, 12:48:20 PM
I have to say, that last panel may have been one of the best of the whole thing. You do pretty good on the close ups lego, but you need to put some work into your long shots. And perhaps learning how to integrate characters into backgrounds so we don't see so many characters just standing in white plains.

So lego, are we looking at any particular canonical implications from that little comic?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 06, 2015, 01:53:54 PM
Yes, definitely. It's a three chapter thing and it has changed from the original intended ending as you suggested in pm so spoiler alert but things end amicably in a way, but just flesh out the Lego character.

I'm pulling a Kubo too much huh, well I'll try to work on that if I ever get started on the next chapter. I'll definetly heavily reference other manga though because I really have no concept of building environments
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lovus Eternius on February 08, 2015, 01:58:00 AM
Write and draw what you enjoy, while you can.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 19, 2015, 06:56:09 AM
So here we go Austa! I've finally drafted all five characters in various sketch forms and will be churning out what you see below. Was quite the process and I stole from all inspiration I could. Anyways I should probably make a logo for this thing.



PRESENTING:

RAINBOW BUGS! (AKA RAINBUGS)


A group of kids happen upon the end of a rainbow and are possessed by mysterious alien powers powered by the colours of the rainbow. They must decide what to do with their great power while trying to evade a nemesis hell bent on erasing them along with their abilities. Over time they find out they're caught up in a small slice of a cosmic war of good vs evil.



Each of the kids now has the ability to transform into an insect and have an affinity for a certain colour.

At first there were six, but now there are five.

First up is...


Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/8XLf3WE.jpg)



Jack Stir, 13.
Spoiler

Designation: Red Ant

Specs: Fire elemental/Red Energy. 4 Slots. 40% Sync ratio

Jack has the highest stamina and close quarters combat skills within the team. He's an all rounder, but in certain situations truly embodies the saying 'Jack of all trades, master of none'.

Short tempered and irritable, he nevertheless has a tentative 'moral code' that at least makes his thirst for battle a positive thing as he immediately takes to pummeling bad guys like... I'd say a duck to water but he's an ant so that wouldn't be appropriate



Note: A Slot is a psychic space of consciousness that any of the Rainbugs use to spawn a weapon / fire an energy blast with e.t.c When a Rainbug attempts to use more than their natural number of slots they have to concentrate on what they're doing consciously.

Sync Ratio is how much of the insect side comes out during transformation. This also translates to how much colour energy one can use and how much of the insects' abilities they can use. Jack has a surprisingly low sync ratio, giving his colour energy an extra boost


References: Wowee I trawled all over the internet for all the characters. In general though I looked at the webcomic Demonstreet http://demonstreet.cfw.me/comics/first/ and this guys' gallery http://radsechrist.deviantart.com


NEXT: Rabadi Jones
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on February 19, 2015, 09:07:07 AM
Eeeee!!! This is so damn cool! XD I'm not even ready and you just already blew me outta the water, Captain!

Great design! *totally not thinking of a Red Power Ranger when I look at him*. EEEEE!!!

By the way, I'd totally watch this cartoon. XD
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 19, 2015, 09:17:17 AM
Woot thankee Austa that's kind of you to say

I eagerly await your drawings that'll prove your first sentence wrong :)

Haha red ranger indeed. It's impossible not to make the connections.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on February 19, 2015, 09:43:35 AM
Red ranger ftw! XD I always had to be the yellow ranger when I would play Power Rangers with the other kids at my school.

Well I think I got a bit of a concept and I dunno if it's as exciting as RainBugs!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on February 19, 2015, 10:16:03 AM
what a concept brother leg there oh my its interesting
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 19, 2015, 11:37:11 AM
Thanks Killer B. Just making a cartoon concept for fun with Austa :)

@Austa man I wish I did that when I was a kid >........< What a wasted childhood. But if I had a chance I'd always go blue ranger because favourite colour

Well let's just see how it is. I'm pretty sure it'll be a fun concept. Also I should probably prepare my van - er- my camera.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on February 19, 2015, 11:41:51 AM
You don't have a wasted childhood, Lego. *hugs*

And don't you be kidnapping my concept art, Lego.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 19, 2015, 11:49:38 AM
B-but kawaii...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Vio on February 20, 2015, 10:09:08 AM
Jack is looking pretty badass, lego! :thumbsup:

I like how he reminds me of Auron from FFX. :clapping:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on February 20, 2015, 10:10:45 AM
Nobody puts the Red Ant in the corner! <3
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 20, 2015, 10:13:59 AM
Indeed, indeed.

Unless you're the Black Widow. Who could put him in a corner even if they were in a sphere-shaped room

hehe I look forward to showing that one.

(psst by the way are spiders insects)


@ Vio thanks man! I just googled who that was and wowee that's some epic character design there. I've gotsa steal something there haha.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on February 20, 2015, 10:22:12 AM
Spiders are arachnids, Lego. But we'll look past that. And eeeee! A black Widow!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 20, 2015, 10:37:30 AM
*Hides under a rock in shame




Secondly...

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/NKB4Wf1.jpg)

Rabadi Jones, 12 (Rhymes with 'eye')
Spoiler

Designation: Green Mantis

Specs: Wind/Green Energy. 2 Slots. 60% Sync ratio


Rabadi Jones is the designated long range fighter/ sniper of the team. He projects his slices with deadly accuracy and devastating effect, proving to be a true terror on the battle field when he sets his sights on his enemy. Boasting supernatural eye sight he backs up the team in a vital way and fits the role quite well.

Essentially the flip side of Jack, he's calm and collected and has a soldier's mentality to the battles that he and fellow rainbugs are thrown into: If he slacks and lets the enemy win then those dear to him could be harmed. He's able to act alone for a good amount of time, and due to how deadly his attacks are is even effective for  a while in close quarters combat (that's if he didn't already see you anyways)

He likes to learn about new things and tries his best to study other personalities and ideals different than he is. He is very socially awkward but to those who know him well they know he's harmless (unless you're on the wrong side of his attacks).



Note: He has less stamina than Jack so if someone could survive a close quarters battle for a while then he could definitely take some hits. He also has low defence.

His sweater is also torn up by his transformation, but he and the other rainbugs have learnt how to repair their clothing using their powers

Sync Ratio : Flip side of Jack in that he becomes more bug than human, but not by much.


References: Katanagatari and Dr. Seuss


NEXT: Joanna Copper
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on February 20, 2015, 10:46:25 AM
Oh...my...god...Lego.


Just oh...my...god...that is one of the most inspiring designs I've ever seen. That coat/sweater thing, his expression, that....EEEEEE!!!

I assume he's the calmer one compared to Jack's hot-temperedness.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 20, 2015, 10:58:11 AM
Yes, yes he is. Borderline creepy since he's younger than Jack but yes.

He's tall as heck too haha. I've actually made a shape-height sketch thing for all the characters so that if you ever draw them they'll be easy to build up.

Also his hand is holding that claw thing / the claw spawns around his hand. It's just hidden with his long sleeves

Glad ye like Austa!!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 21, 2015, 04:11:11 PM
Totally screwed up Rabadi's post. Sigh...




Thirdly...

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/66Fl4ZI.jpg)

Joanna Copper, 14
Spoiler

Designation: Yellow Roach

Specs: Kinetic Manipulation/Yellow Energy. 4 Slots. 35% Sync ratio


Joanna Copper is the tank of the team, literally capable of surviving a nuclear blast (Whether this is actually put to the test or not, we'll have to see!) While boasting immense defense, she simply coats her hands with energy and pummels anything not to her liking to the ground.


A cheerful, energetic, peppy, happy-go-lucky (e.t.c) girl, she takes many things with a pinch of sugar. Getting super powers she promptly switched into what she considers heroic garb (She was talked down from using a cape by John). She is sort of a big sister to the whole team, but is particularly fond of John Smith, who in turn admires her spirit.

Almost cliche, she is like this because of some hard times in the family. She's not one for strategy and other than her powers and cheerfulness is quite ordinary. Making her a nice foundation for the friendship between the five friends (Although she regrets that she couldn't influence the sixth into staying with them)




Note: Messed up her bug form there a little, and I need to make her outfit more interesting. May just end up making it a bruce lee/ kill bill outfit

Sync Ratio : Highly energy based.  Kinetic manipulation means she can slow down or speed up things. This actually ties in to heat and freezing abilities when the going gets tough for the rainbugs and she has to pull out all the stops.

Note (2): Her defence really makes her a cheat. Any damage done to her is usually psychologically when she worries about her friends, otherwise she's as safe as can be. Usually.

Theme song: That's Not My Name by The Ting Tings and Bulletproof by La Roux


References: Kill Bill, Gokubiri Ginjika manga.  I deliberately made her anime-like. Her lack of nose may actually be a literal side effect of her bug transformation which will be pointed out mid-battle as a sort of 4th wall lampoon thing ("Where's your nose?" someone asks. And then she replies, "It's cute this way")

NEXT: Jane Nickel
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: AmanoMai on February 21, 2015, 04:26:32 PM
if you are writing stories about bugs..

it might be a good idea to check out Terra for Mars and Arachnid
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 21, 2015, 04:28:35 PM
Is Arachnid the one with the girl assassin? Terraformars I read only a few 20 chapters but never continued it properly. I'll try it out again later
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on February 21, 2015, 05:19:16 PM
Great job on Joanna Copper. She's so darn cute and lively. Say...if you're doing the Black Widow, isn't that going to be the villain, Lego?

I see you're getting lengthier with your character descriptions, Captain. And omg, That's Not My Name by The Ting Tings is one of my favorite songs! <3

Her being the defense of the team kind of reminds me of Ayeka from Tenchi Muyo and her Jurai shield. XD
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 21, 2015, 05:24:32 PM
I sort of tripped myself out there. There's a widow on the team and the insect she turns into is a black widow... But black is the colour for evil in this story... er... What do you think of Violet Widow? >..>

Yeah. They are a bit wordy, neh? I think I should let them develop themselves as they interact.

Haha that's cool to know.

I need to finish Tenchi Muyo. I've held it off too long.


Say, you don't mind spoilers do you? At least on the general idea i've got going now for the rainbugs... Wanted to know what you think
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on February 21, 2015, 05:28:51 PM
Violet Widow actually sounds pretty cool, Lego. You're good. Just let your ideas flow, Captain.

Nah, not at all. the more we know about these characters, the more we have to work with.

Tenchi Muyo or all Tenchi series were basically my childhood anime, yo.

If you wanna give me some spoilers, why don't you PM me about them and we can talk about it. I can give you a few more details about my story that way too.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 21, 2015, 05:30:43 PM
Then Violet Widow remains!

Haha i'll trust that then and get to it asap. I imagine it'll be a fun binge weekend when I do that. I'll tell you my thoughts when I get around to it

Coolio I'll do just that then.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on February 21, 2015, 05:34:47 PM
Hooray! That sounds awesome.

I'll probably do some Joanna sketches Monday before my classes.

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 21, 2015, 05:42:30 PM
Whenever they come, they'll be awesome.

Can I do Tam at a point?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on February 21, 2015, 05:47:33 PM
Yeah be my guest! I would be so honored!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 21, 2015, 06:02:21 PM
Pleasures' all mine chief. Alrighty then! Tis a deal

I'll be working on the 4th rainbug tonight. Will post it much later though.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on February 21, 2015, 06:09:37 PM
I gotta design Casey tonight. I'll probably post her up tonight or tomorrow when I can.

I can't wait!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 22, 2015, 09:39:09 PM
Fourthly...

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/qlO9yne.jpg)

Jane Nickel, 13
Spoiler

Designation: Violet Widow

Specs: Poison/Violet Energy. 4 Slots. 75% Sync ratio


Jane Nickel is the dark charisma of the team and technical team leader. Boasting high close combat abilities and a generally flexible fighting style she can act as a mid-range to long range fighter as she wishes. Her character alone is enough to be an asset - and potential danger - to the team. Narcissistic, dangerous and manipulative, it's not clear if she views her friends as friends or assets.

Seems to have a soft spot for John Smith though, which oft leads to conflict between her and Joanna Copper.

Her strong character helps keep the team focused on the seriousness of their mission, and certainly helped alleviate the tension they felt after the sixth member of the team was lost to them.




Note: Not clear hear but her violet colour scheme only shows in her hair when she transforms. She also tends to have her energy blades appear at her sides and draws them like a samurai.  But being the flexible being she switches between those, a bow and sometimes whips.


Sync Ratio : She transforms a lot into a bug as compared to her compatriots, limiting the range of her energy abilities. But her effeciency makes up for her lack, and if she bites or claws anyone while transformed they are most likely doomed.

Theme song: Sacrilege by The Yeah Yeah Yeahs  and Demons by Sleigh Bells and Rosenrot by Rammstein

References: For her school outfit Scottpilgrim. Honeycomb hairstyle from a google image search (more specifically pinterest) and a bit of vague inspiration from the likes of Mandy and whatever evil girl toon character you can think of I guess?

NEXT: John Smith (Yes, that's his name)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on February 22, 2015, 09:50:19 PM
This is so flippin awesome. I love how she could almost be an anti-hero. I always digged the types of characters who you really don't know what they're thinking or whether or not you can trust them. (I'll probably do fanart for her too.)

She seems like she'd be a bit slower compared to the rest of the insects, you know? Plus I can't wait to see how you set up why she's with the other characters when she gets her powers.

Mandy and Scott Pilgrim being used as reference ftw!

I really need to think of theme song for my characters too. XD

Can i call John "Johnny"? It's my favorite guy name.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 22, 2015, 09:55:11 PM
Hahahaha

Oh man. It just occured to me. John uses axes. Then when you said 'Johnny' I just had to think 'Heeeeeere's Johnny!'

Glad you like her! Actually she should be slower, should have less output and range than the whole team but she could take them all down because of her cunning.

I've already thought this in my head but Jack fought her once and while he didn't technically lose, when Rabadi asks him when he's going to challenge her again he says, "When I'm older and have done more of the things I'd like to do"  because he's sure it'll be a deathmatch.


If she's there when the rainbow touches down i'm sure it's John or Joannas' faults. Only Joanna would be able to tolerate her personality that much, and she doesn't mind John
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on February 22, 2015, 10:02:26 PM
That sounds like nightmare fuel right there. The Shining...fuhh...

I expected that she would be, but hey strategy will always beat em all! Heck, she might be my favorite character from you thus far.

Now that would be something to see. She sounds so stoic and badass! <3

I bet they're like "Aw, crap" when they realize she's got the power too. Eeee!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 22, 2015, 10:07:53 PM
B-but Jack want's to be popular too! And though Rabadi wouldn't say it he wants a spot in the lime light too! And what about cheerful Joanna?


Haha, actually my sentiments may be with you on this one.  I sort of find her cool too. Also, she'll be very helpful during the unavoidable self-pitying scenes where the other rainbugs have been having a tough time. And then she'll be like 'grow a pair and get back on your feet you *long string of not-so-nice words*

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on February 22, 2015, 10:11:55 PM
XD I like all of them, Lego. You know how partial I am to the chicks though, right? I think Jack is my favorite male, while Rabadi is my favorite design. And Joanna is so cute.

Heheheh, she reminds me of my Lucretia character mixed in with Skye from Euthanasia. Always telling people to get up and get over their whining.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 22, 2015, 10:17:19 PM
I still need to practice adding more grit (more than that dimension) to my female characters so please be free with the opinions on the girls. Like the way you do yours so yeah any input is muchly appreciated.

I'll just ask for now you got any  ideas on how to make their outfits better in some way? Hairstyles?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on February 22, 2015, 10:29:23 PM
Hmmm, the best thing I can tell you is to continue looking at the various insects you've chosen for the females and to think of the most feminine attributes and symbols from that insect that you can bring into your characters.

I'd say take Jane's beehive hairstyle and really exaggerate it. See where you can take it.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 22, 2015, 10:37:14 PM
Roger roger. I'll see if I can touch them up.

For me it's two more concepts . First John and then the line up of the team (just to show their general height relations mostly) then it'll be refinement time. I think I'll do the Tam piece first though before any of that.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on February 22, 2015, 10:39:48 PM
I can't wait to see them, Lego. You're my hero for pushing to pioneer this program. It kicks so much ass.

I gotta refine my concepts too. I'm gonna start Joanna fanart tomorrow. ^^
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 22, 2015, 11:28:51 PM
Thanks Austa, means a lot. Haha you deserve credit too though for prompting the whole thing.

I'll be looking forward to that
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on February 22, 2015, 11:47:22 PM
O.O How did I prompt it? it was your idea, Captain.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 23, 2015, 10:20:12 AM
Haha well it was either SU  fanart or some other project
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on February 23, 2015, 12:47:02 PM
Yeah, good point.

And yay, I actually have a concept to upload today. I'mma catching up.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 23, 2015, 12:59:59 PM
Guess who has several concepts ready XD

Haven't started on Tam yet but he's next on the list. I'll wait for your post first
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on February 23, 2015, 01:04:05 PM
Awww, you're so mean! XD

Don't worry. I was gonna sketch Joanna digitally myself, so I'm waiting on that too.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 23, 2015, 01:16:14 PM
T-T Gomen

Oh I planned on a digital piece too for Tam actually so I guess we thought the same on that front
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 24, 2015, 11:56:25 AM
Fifthly...

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/VgjEvwD.jpg)

John Smith, 10
Spoiler

Designation: Blue Fly

Specs: Electricity/Blue Energy. 8 Slots. 90% Sync ratio


John Smith is the tactical support of the team. A literal genius, his keen interest in the phenomenon that left them with powers and his sensing abilities make him the resident comms guy and  brain of the team. His combat abilities are not that impressive but he is not to be underestimated. He uses his numerous psychic slots to spy on the battle field and can telepathically communicate with his friends (and read the enemies' minds if they're being careless)

Rather than being socially inept, John Smith is actually scarily aware of people's emotions. Unfortunately he tends to play with people's emotions for fun, and tends to use his deadly skills to smooth talk any girls that piques his interest. There are many victims.

His designation is supposed to be 'dragon fly' because that's what he was fused with.



Note: He's naturally more insectile than others, maintaining insect limbs even in his 'normal' form.

Sync Ratio : Highest of the team

Theme song: Troublemaker by Weezer

References: Dexter. Who else?




And the full line up of Rainbugs! For height reference and for the posing

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/TqAhRcP.jpg)



Sixthly...
Spoiler
Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/Cc1i0sb.jpg)

Eric Apocalypse, 13
Spoiler

Designation: Orange Bee Black Gnat

Specs: ?


???

Jack: Dammit man. You really went off the deep end didn't you?

Rabadi: You're a monster

Jane: Eric...

Joanna: ...

John: He's dangerous. We have to stop him here and now. Or get out of this area immediately.





Note: Sixth member of the rainbugs. He changed his surname after becoming corrupted.

Sync Ratio : ??

Theme song: Narcissistic Cannibal by Korn (ft. Skrillex)

References: It's just me, but after seeing Eric Harris from the Columbine School Massacre on the news I decided all my nastiest not-so-good-people will be named Eric

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on February 24, 2015, 03:20:33 PM
Holy balls, hard at work, aren't we Lego? Ya always seem two steps ahead of me and damn, where do I even begin?

I like how John's the brains of the entire operation, yet it seems like he has this air of narcissism to him. And he's a lady killer? Oh dude, I hope he gets some hilarious tension with Jane and Joanna with that. Also, with references, that depends, Dexter's Lab or Dexter the serial killer show? Either way, awesome job and design. So you might say that John is the weakest in his bug form so far? And the youngest. XD

I love Weezer. Just putting it out there.

OMG A LINEUP OMGGGGG! It looks amazing. Hn, Joanna is taller than I expected.

And who is this murderous looking bastard? He doesn't look like someone Casey would wanna go up against and I like how you wrote the characters appropriate reactions to him. The way you draw him is quite scary.

And I love Korn. Just saying it out there.

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 25, 2015, 05:39:42 AM
Oh he's going to. It's even going to be surprising because you'd expect him to be shy and useless and them he lays down the lines like a smooth criminal. Maybe that should be his other theme song.

Dexters Lab Dexters Lab!! Hahaha I forgot about that mistake. Yes, weakest and definitely the youngest. I'd say if his temperament was more fighter based he could be useful in combat but he's an intellectual at heart... Or rather at brain.

You too? High five!

I'm thinking Joanna should be the one shorter than Jane. Not sure.

'murderous looking bastard' is right haha. Casey would probably only be perturbed by his inhumanity since she's taken a liking to humanity, but I'm sure she could handle herself. 

Eeeeh? Seriously now, fistbumping you through the monitor.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on February 25, 2015, 09:45:32 AM
You've been hit by....you've been struck by...a smooth criminal! Awesome I can dig it!

Ah Dexter's Lab, such good memories. It sucks the VA for Dexter recently passed away. T.T Soft intellect wins!

High five! My favorite song from them is Dope Nose.

I'm sure you'll get it figured. I gotta make a size chart when I'm done.

I can see our crossover now. Eric uses the ghouls released from the Underworld to wreck both places, forcing everyone to team up to win.

*fistbump*
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 25, 2015, 11:05:33 AM
John: Joanna are you okay, Joanna are you okay, are you okay Joanna *moonwalks*

Joanna *her hair antennae things moving around nervously*: Stop iiiiiiiiiiiiit!

I haven't actually heard that one OTL. I will now I guess

Yeh. I have one more thing to post actually. The construction method for my characters. Your size chart will help for any possible future drawings and stuff.

Eric would actually legitimately do that


Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on February 25, 2015, 12:49:41 PM
Yay, Micheal! <3

Eh, no worries. Can't wait to start the crossover. XD We'll see who'll be friends and enemies with who.

The construction method?

Eric is a bastard, clearly. He sounds like him and Sen would get along just fine.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 25, 2015, 02:21:29 PM
Indeed.

Yeah, well for rabidi I used two boxes and a circle for his frame. Stuff like that >.>

Sen I should see then haha
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on February 25, 2015, 02:28:29 PM
Okay, so you're gonna give me a tutorial on how to draw them then.

Sen may take me awhile. XD
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 25, 2015, 03:25:16 PM
I'll wait :)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 06, 2015, 12:35:27 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/6IN6bm0.jpg)

Tigerman, tigerman, does whatever a tiger can
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Vio on March 06, 2015, 12:36:41 PM
We're the tail and ears?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 06, 2015, 12:46:07 PM
Why in the world would a man wear those >...>
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Vio on March 06, 2015, 12:50:32 PM
Because the ladies, also, like the tail and ears deal? ;D
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 06, 2015, 12:51:24 PM
This is a theory I refuse to acknowledge
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on March 06, 2015, 01:03:50 PM
*bursts out laughing*


OKAY, so this won't make much sense without context. a long while back now, Nair bought a wrestling game basically for the sake of messing around with the extremely elaborate character creator. Later on I started building wrestlers based on us guys for a bit in Reida Gakuen (btw lego, still learning code?)

the joke was going to be that the teachers all secretly have masked personas who take part in underground wrestling tournaments. Lego was "King Tiger", who dressed in green tiger pattern clothing, and had cat girl ears on top of his afro.

Man I wish I had a good way to capture images off my xbox
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 06, 2015, 01:14:44 PM
Holy cheese man what the hell hahahahaha

Actually he's supposed to be my masked superhero persona so that's even weirder

The code... Has gone nowhere OTL. The Procrastination is strong with me
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on March 06, 2015, 01:44:05 PM
I wonder if I can figure out a work around. I know once my brother recorded us playing halo 3 onto a vhs which he then digatized somehow. though I think maybe i could find a better option
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 06, 2015, 01:50:56 PM
I remember making the wackiest wrestling characters in WWE haha. That lack of screenshots function seems like a damn shame.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 06, 2015, 08:11:59 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/cf1a25F.jpg)

Tam Falls from Austa's Underweird. Still going to try for a colour piece
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on March 06, 2015, 08:24:17 PM
*eyes shine*

It's beautiful!...Tears, lego, you've brought me tears!!!

*hugs*

He's every bit of Underworld-y angst that I ever imagined! <3
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 06, 2015, 08:31:06 PM
Haha, really glad you like it

I had a pro-level emo playlist to help. Forever by Papa Roach mostly
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on March 06, 2015, 10:11:08 PM
I don't like it. I LOVE IT!!! Thank you so much!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 15, 2015, 02:51:07 PM
Sketchdump

(http://i.imgur.com/zoTmLeb.jpg)

Zedd Dramatik Vostok III. Hoverboarder and druggie

(http://i.imgur.com/HT9P6fI.jpg)

Serena

(http://i.imgur.com/j6mD4Zb.jpg)

Dual wielding gladius punk in a dystopic wasteland. Loves the clothing brand 'Holy Demon'. Adopted brother to Aruman Cassidy, probably in the same universe from the comic 'Aphaia' that I posted in here a bit back

(http://i.imgur.com/5X5u4JR.jpg)

Mark and Max. Mark is an office worker so competent at his job he's allowed to wear what he likes. Max is an otaku who mastered his fighting skills from all the anime he's watched and becomes a legendary soldier on a battle field, wielding a laser sword. They're best friends

Mark is getting engaged to Max's sister at a point

(http://i.imgur.com/2x9AnTR.jpg)

Rachel Myopia - Hitgirl ronin. Loves Folk music and composing happy flash fiction for her targets before she kills them
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on April 15, 2015, 08:56:32 PM
great sketches and i guess your exploring haah how are you lego bro
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 15, 2015, 09:20:53 PM
I'm ok thanks Killer B, how are you?

Yeah just messing around and warming up before I continue my comic.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on April 17, 2015, 11:15:29 AM
Ok too bro still finding answers  haha
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 21, 2015, 04:16:45 PM
Finished watching the first season of Netflix's Daredevil. Amazing. Really enjoyed this dark action packed vigilante show from Marvel. Second hero I like methinks. First will always be spidey

(http://i.imgur.com/fVvAs0l.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/o8It35R.jpg)

Just messed around and made some fanart for it.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on April 21, 2015, 04:19:37 PM
Awesome work, Lego! <3

Only thing I'd say is that the head is kinda small on the second one, but otherwise, great work! :D
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 21, 2015, 04:20:44 PM
Thanks.  Though I hate pencil, and the first one really went sideways. It's funny how people can accomplish so much more with fewer strokes and stuff. Need to learn that fake skill.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 22, 2015, 03:51:51 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/1s0Kuva.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ngPyF8m.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/eIRVzsi.jpg)

Really trying to find a systematic way to build up figures. While I do enjoy drawing from photographs rendering skill doesn't really help when it comes to making figures in comics.

There's something to stick figures and simple cylinders and squares after all it seems.

Also trying to revive my trust in the ballpoint pen.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 23, 2015, 06:20:21 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Gyjae8x.jpg)
Luffy's gear fourth

(http://i.imgur.com/bHWC0IJ.jpg)
Grimmjow fail attempt. Seriously, things don't work out for me.

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 23, 2015, 09:32:24 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/8rFpMa4.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/K5A2zAa.jpg)
After watching that epic Arrow episode, I could not resist


(http://i.imgur.com/MZXrbX3.jpg)
Grimmjow again
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lovus Eternius on April 24, 2015, 10:39:58 AM
Grimmjow is an amusing individual. I was a fan, before he suddenly disappeared and was never mentioned again. Not even clarified if he is actually dead or not.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 24, 2015, 03:11:31 PM
Kubo truly trolled us on that front. Anyways he's back in black and I hope as dangerous as ever.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 25, 2015, 11:48:10 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/vHNDvdv.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/aRQxsUI.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zcEoia9.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/PlVERo2.jpg)

Just finished marathoning Sym-bionic titan. Really enjoyed that show. Genndy Tartakovsky is just awesome at making these things. Too bad they always get cancelled and he never finishes his projects!

Getting back to sketching with the ballpoint. Zero motivation here, but I hope I'll get in the groove again by just drawing repeatedly.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Tyler on April 25, 2015, 01:04:59 PM
 Cool sketches (: I think you might need to work on the arm and leg proportions though
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 25, 2015, 01:19:37 PM
Yeah definitely. Thanks
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 26, 2015, 10:43:41 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/qB63sbn.jpg)

Messing around some more
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on April 26, 2015, 11:36:27 AM
Thats beautiful lego
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 26, 2015, 12:16:06 PM
Thanks Killer B
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: hebekie on April 26, 2015, 02:54:27 PM
Oh man, i love your improvement since i last checked out your topic
Keep on drawing! I barley post so i never got to say this, but i always found that your drawings are very interesting to look at for some weird reason, haha.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 26, 2015, 03:30:34 PM
Thanks man really means a lot to hear that. I'll keep at it definitely.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 03, 2015, 05:00:42 AM
So I've decided to get back to the basics of stick figures and mannequins, and the plan is to draw 1000 of them. In fact I'm hoping for fellow people willing to sign up for something like that.

I discovered that while referencing images and drawing from manga pages was useful in its own way I wasn't applying anything I was learning at all, and my figure building didn't build up as much as I wanted. So I've put Loomis on the hold and won't be drawing from photos as much in order to draw from imagination, focusing on proportion and simple shapes to build up convincing mannequins.

From there I'll have to move to anatomy again of course, but that's for later when I reach 1000.


(http://i.imgur.com/VN2hc0l.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/lET44nA.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/TFXczLp.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/V9ytdso.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ubqWh5H.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/CA8eI7o.jpg)

Hopefully I'll find smart ways to sketch hands before I fully draw them too.

975 remaining.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Boosted Nomena :) on May 03, 2015, 05:22:54 AM
oh! I'll be cheering for you on this ....

I rather decided to follow the 30 second drawing of

http://www.posemaniacs.com

and 5 min drawing of http://artists.pixelovely.com/practice-tools/figure-drawing/

aiming to draw fast and flesh out well...I think I managed to draw 300 figures in the past 2 months but they all look horrible...especially the 30 s...though I see progress anyways.

If you want we could create a thread in the art-exchange section and try to draw our own exercise like 20 sketches every 3 days for example...what to you think? or does it have to be stick figures and mannequins? :-\
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 03, 2015, 05:43:51 AM
Thanks

Yeah those are great resources too, though I prefer pixelovely for some reason.

That's a lot actually, but progress is indeed easy to track for these sorts of things.

Sounds like a plan. How long does it go on though? If anything I'll use it to further my own challenge but I'm willing to do any sorts of sketches. It'd be fun.

In any case sign me up
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Boosted Nomena :) on May 03, 2015, 06:05:47 AM
it's a plan that can go one until we are exhausted or satisfied with the result... ;D

Posemaniac rather gives all the information with the muscles and so one, so it's harder to depict to shape body pose?

It could go on as long as someone post in the thread...though I think it's better to put all the drawings in one place to track down the progress and for example putting on every new updates in separate spoiler tags, unless the post has reached the character limit...and then people posts to signal they added new drawings to their collection and continue the discussion in the thread.

Well, let me create this thread then, I'll play the secretary and indicate new updates in case it was missed
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 03, 2015, 06:25:04 AM
Sounds like a plan.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 03, 2015, 05:04:07 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/dONV3QC.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/k9Jn6SB.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/zr2utYi.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/bfZydg9.jpg)


The sketching continues.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on May 03, 2015, 05:05:35 PM
*eyes shine* look at you go! <3
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 03, 2015, 05:08:26 PM
You know I know what the eye shine thing looks like now? Like those star eyes SU characters do

Haha thankee Austa
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on May 03, 2015, 05:10:56 PM
(http://33.media.tumblr.com/df630f2657b4338a4b32baa0b13fe6d8/tumblr_inline_nndq2hV6T31qdo426_500.gif)

Ya don't say. XD
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 04, 2015, 03:03:23 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/F1kl2Xn.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/YBUAvXJ.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/VGFF7gA.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/dPjBh47.jpg)


I always peter out towards the end. 938 to go.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on May 04, 2015, 03:12:55 PM
It's so beautiful! *shining eyes of shinyness*
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 04, 2015, 03:22:34 PM
Hahahaha.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on May 04, 2015, 03:32:51 PM
Ya doing these all with a ballpoint pen, Lego?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Aozora on May 04, 2015, 03:35:03 PM
Poses galore!! Wow these are really good. Pose 5 in the black ink looks sick af.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 04, 2015, 03:41:54 PM
Thanks man. Yeah I particularly enjoyed that pose too.

@Austa yus! All ballpoint. It's going relatively well methinks
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on May 04, 2015, 03:54:55 PM
Awww Lego, I'm so proud of you and jealous of your progress! <3
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 04, 2015, 04:05:10 PM
Thankee Austa. Muchly appreciated.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 05, 2015, 06:30:35 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/GqUjW0t.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/9wD84gl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/F8jLmHi.jpg)


Mannequin madnesss.

74/1000
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 06, 2015, 06:07:10 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/TMCy00t.jpg)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YOkHujdTMA
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on May 06, 2015, 06:10:14 PM
Excuse me...


*EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*

THIS IS SO COOL! <3 Thank you!

Tam seems much taller in your style! :D
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 06, 2015, 06:17:18 PM
That is only a proprotion problem xD

Glad you like it Austa. Referencing your images, I see that you're pretty good at designing characters. Many props! I was going to draw Casey too but she scares me haha.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 06, 2015, 06:22:41 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/VWeWHDI.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/e10C6e6.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on May 06, 2015, 06:26:14 PM
Great poses too! <3


Casey scares you? But her design is so simple! Draw a head with a beanie!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 06, 2015, 06:32:53 PM
Haha. If you say so. I'll need to draw her next!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 08, 2015, 03:42:20 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/FNRg6lH.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/8ntiKo2.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/0NU3m2B.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/2X7tGVx.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ZzJpbRC.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ZfSGnGU.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ypRwR1y.jpg)


115/1000
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on May 08, 2015, 09:13:59 AM
I'm really partial to 108 and 97 today. Something about those poses really get me.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 08, 2015, 09:26:02 AM
Was supposed to be a sassy gal lying on a wall (108)

I do like the energy in the other one yus...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on May 08, 2015, 09:33:54 AM
Well great job Lego! <3
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 08, 2015, 09:37:52 AM
Thankee.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 09, 2015, 08:45:17 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/7P44Pru.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/5l5qDC2.jpg)


Poses make the world go round. Had a bad patch yesterday and didn't feel motivated to draw but found my hand scribbling on the paper on its own. Yesss. I have finally convinced my body to work on its own. Now I only need to develop telepathy to levitate my art tools and make them draw for me.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Boosted Nomena :) on May 09, 2015, 09:29:44 AM

Well, I've been a little lazy myself lately...good work on the forcing your body.

Oh and I think it is "telekinesis" and not telepathy that you are looking for  ;)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 09, 2015, 12:25:57 PM
Ah, right.

Laziness makes the world go round. No wait actually it doesn't.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lovus Eternius on May 09, 2015, 09:31:27 PM
Back to basics I see, sir... anatomy practice I mean by that.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 10, 2015, 12:14:33 AM
I used to draw from references and stuff but other than reading Loomis and doing each exercise never really touched the basics. Couldn't draw much from my mind since i hadn't been doing much applying of what little I learnt, now it's getting easier
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 10, 2015, 11:25:18 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/5VQswPp.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/R300Dfl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/3w37Ble.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 12, 2015, 02:20:32 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/ZgxsvgX.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/32ipTIi.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/6TRKGx8.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on May 12, 2015, 09:06:10 AM
I like 157. No one should have to lose their ball like that!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 12, 2015, 09:08:53 AM
I suspect he's gonna fail to catch it haha

Still haven't gotten around to drawing Garnet, but I'll do that before I sleep tonight
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on May 12, 2015, 09:15:22 AM
I can only wonder what time it is for you, Lego. XD
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 12, 2015, 09:19:58 AM
3 in the noon. Timezones, timezones
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on May 12, 2015, 09:23:28 AM
Nine in the morning for me. *rubs eyes* it's kinda funny.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 14, 2015, 07:43:06 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/V5NlZ65.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/xpor3kh.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/31qsx3F.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ZuKauGP.jpg)

Slacked off for various reasons, but now I'm back on track. Have comic pages to do as well so that'll be fun.

Marching onwards towards that mountain
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on May 14, 2015, 09:28:44 AM
Way to go, Lego! My favorites are 191 and 167. <3
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 14, 2015, 09:45:50 AM
Thanks Austa.

Forgot to mention the * ones were referenced from an art book so that aint my work exactly
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on May 15, 2015, 07:37:15 AM
Its like an action pack lego your getting your bullets on haha being accurate its good
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 15, 2015, 07:40:54 AM
Just trying to improve my art killer B haha. Thanks 
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 16, 2015, 08:57:22 AM
Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/wGq9yJN.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/mOUjmhc.jpg)

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/B4janVh.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Bcs6kMh.jpg)

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/fUNGIoC.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/uKVKtnh.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/mI5y1xA.jpg)

235/1000

So i've been told by someone to quit this and get to going through an art book. Not quite sure what to do on that front, but I think I'll slow down the pace on this while I go through the books' excercises. Mayhap I was fleeing the difficulty of going through a book page by page. I just hope I don't screw up my time management.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jamie on May 25, 2015, 11:23:15 AM
Wowwww you've improved so much! Absoulutely great job!

What book have you been doing? Curious.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 25, 2015, 11:33:27 AM
Thanks a lot Jamie.

The last book I tackled was Fun With A Pencil by Andrew Loomis, but I'm starting a new book called How to draw Anime Game Characters Vol 1. My friend recommends it, along with a Mark Crilley book. I hope to go through it a page a day, whenever I can get my tablet to work.

How have things been man.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jamie on May 25, 2015, 11:45:34 AM
Oh cool, I'll take a look at the Anime Game characters one, out of curiosity! Is the Crilley book any good? I've seen it on his channel before :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 25, 2015, 01:18:51 PM
It's interesting, but I suck at following books. It's why I was doing the practice thing to learn to apply what I read.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 25, 2015, 02:53:07 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/uTQmhxp.jpg)

256/1000
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on May 26, 2015, 09:02:45 AM
Oh really nice
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 26, 2015, 09:17:08 AM
Thanks Killer B
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: NO1SY on May 26, 2015, 09:27:33 AM
Those latest sketches are really on point!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 26, 2015, 09:44:37 AM
Guess I feel more comfortable with digital. Except I don't. Really need a scanner again.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 26, 2015, 11:35:51 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/9LbE602.jpg)

277/1000
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 27, 2015, 01:10:25 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/zwqvi1Y.jpg)


298/1000
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 29, 2015, 05:43:33 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/tz1nTwn.jpg)

319/1000

(http://i.imgur.com/8uynqzO.jpg)
340/1000
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 30, 2015, 01:40:39 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/swUivDS.jpg)
360/1000
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 31, 2015, 01:08:56 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/aNs9hb9.jpg)

380/1000
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Aozora on May 31, 2015, 01:11:59 AM
Wow Lego, you're really staying devoted to the 20 sketches a day challenge. They're looking good! Keep it up man.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 31, 2015, 01:14:59 AM
Thanks man. Well it's actually a mix of both challenges haha. The sketch a day thing came after my 1000 figures challenge, so they're both helping eachother out (It's actually supposed to be 20 sketches every 3 days haha)

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Aozora on May 31, 2015, 01:21:42 AM
Oh haha that's smart though combining the two challenges like that.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 01, 2015, 06:35:04 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/LW62ah6.jpg)

400/1000

I've almost reached the halfway point. Five more days if all goes well...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on June 01, 2015, 08:17:51 AM
that's a whole lot of dynamic poses lego. you better apply this new knowledge in R3 (or whatever you're calling it now)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 01, 2015, 10:15:46 AM
Oh man I hope so? R3 You mean life and times right?

I'm actually going into a book next before I do any more drawing. My scanner situation became wack again anyways so it'll be a while till I'm drawing comics. Really dont wanna get back to digital.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on June 01, 2015, 06:39:25 PM
life and times? I thought you had like three different titles that all started with R?

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 01, 2015, 06:49:30 PM
Life and death I mean. Ah yes right now it's on Regis.

I think? Damn, I forgot the last R
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Nairbons on June 01, 2015, 11:23:04 PM
Goodness gracious, Lego. Looking from figure 1 to now, it's pretty clear to see the improvement. It's cool to pop in every now and again to see folks coming along, and you're well on your way, here! Keep it up!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 02, 2015, 05:45:46 AM
A wild nair appeared again! You're officially a pokemon man.

Thanks dude, it'S been a pretty enlightening process, focusing on one thing (sorta) and drawing it over and over again. If I want to learn more of the human figure next I'll draw 1000 eyes. Then move on to hands maybe. Then feet. And so on and so forth.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 02, 2015, 07:21:04 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/yKVICRM.jpg)

420/1000
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 03, 2015, 05:37:09 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/CD3qqVz.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 05, 2015, 12:09:54 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Vej9fMj.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/xibWyJE.jpg)


480/1000 mannequins! Wooot!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lovus Eternius on June 06, 2015, 01:26:37 AM
So many dynamic poses... such a small timeframe... hopefully most of the knowledge is retained.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 06, 2015, 03:51:58 AM
Only the muscle memory to be honest. I keep on failing to start this how to draw anime and game characters book
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 06, 2015, 05:50:53 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/wR2Fs0Z.jpg)


510/1000
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on June 07, 2015, 04:36:39 AM
keep going my friend  :sheep:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 07, 2015, 07:54:18 AM
Thanks Killer B!

(http://i.imgur.com/TvMS2w3.jpg)

530/1000 mannequins complete.

I've also started the How to Draw Anime and Game Characters book as recommended by an acquiantance

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 08, 2015, 03:16:39 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/hzXmDXu.jpg)

550/1000
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 09, 2015, 09:07:39 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/DTIcTOC.jpg)


570/1000
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on June 09, 2015, 11:13:13 AM
Good poses
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 09, 2015, 12:49:50 PM
Thanks Killer B
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 09, 2015, 03:43:27 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/bhyAkUc.jpg)

Continuing going through with How to Draw Anime and Game Characters
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 11, 2015, 01:24:19 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/bhyAkUc.jpg)


590/1000

(http://i.imgur.com/AUNfarz.jpg)


610/1000
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Nairbons on June 11, 2015, 10:47:37 PM
Are you using any references, or just winging these freehand?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 12, 2015, 03:45:46 AM
It's been quite a while since I used references. Been winging it a long while. I always put a * sign on referenced ones.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 12, 2015, 05:20:37 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/al1osWs.jpg)


630/1000
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Boosted Nomena :) on June 12, 2015, 05:27:38 AM
wow lego, this is really getting fluid  ;D and the guidelines are so well drawn
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 12, 2015, 05:29:04 AM
Thanks Nomena. I was hoping there was a noticeable difference. Sometimes I get really impatient for the final 1000
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Boosted Nomena :) on June 12, 2015, 05:38:04 AM
hahaha, I know that feeling...well keep it up, you are almost there  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Manga Is Amazing on June 12, 2015, 03:14:52 PM
Koo art. If you build a frame for your sketches, then the following info is useless. But try looking up mark crilley on youtube, he has a book and it helped me very much with my sketches
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 12, 2015, 06:25:37 PM
A friend recommended a Crilley book to me already so I hope to get to that soon.

@Nomena thankee
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 13, 2015, 08:51:32 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/8aLQryw.jpg)


650/1000
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 15, 2015, 10:52:35 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/OzvR1wx.jpg)
670/1000


(http://i.imgur.com/DfpSzVd.jpg)
690/1000
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 16, 2015, 03:24:35 PM
Found a scanner again

(http://i.imgur.com/AxHrXsH.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/YynEI93.jpg)


And my skillset changes completely. Man, I hate digital because of this exact thing.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 19, 2015, 05:58:19 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/oozkYRJ.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/btriTQR.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/2PuImP6.jpg)

780/1000
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 20, 2015, 02:44:49 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/SDF3nqk.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/PNoFqXS.jpg)


800/1000
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Jamie on June 20, 2015, 05:25:33 PM
Nice progress lego! Keep it up :D
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 20, 2015, 05:29:03 PM
Thanks man. Muchly appreciated
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 20, 2015, 06:20:55 PM

A 30 Day Steven Universe Event with Austa! I was definitely lazy on this one, but I want to get things done, plus it was fun to do, plus with how cool Garnet is I'll definitely draw her again some time.

Day 1: Draw Garnet

(http://i.imgur.com/Afp4vag.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lovus Eternius on June 20, 2015, 07:07:45 PM
Getting closer to your goal.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 20, 2015, 07:10:06 PM
So long as my world don't end, 1000 is going to be mine.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on June 20, 2015, 10:14:33 PM
dem legs don't quit.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lovus Eternius on June 20, 2015, 11:41:33 PM
Legs? Legs are outrageous... they are truly... truly... truly... outrageous.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 21, 2015, 04:19:40 AM
Hahahaha they bend like Beckham I know.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 23, 2015, 06:26:37 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/wEBRmxZ.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/qRFefSk.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/aPTbrHf.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/1bC1avR.jpg)


860/1000
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 26, 2015, 04:29:16 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/9a7H311.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/5twGY7u.jpg)

900/1000
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: NO1SY on June 26, 2015, 05:00:06 AM
Holy moley man!!! You're almost there!

How do you feel your drawing has come along after all this? More confident drawing poses and compositions?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 26, 2015, 05:17:32 AM
I've felt it's improved habit-wise more than on the technical front. More references would've gone a long way in helping me understand things, but I was only aiming for the stick figures and the ability to make art a simple part of my daily routine.

I'm definitely more confident. There will be a new dimension of difficulty for things like foreshortening and even different body proportions but so far I'm really proud of what I've learnt.

Trying to still pace myself and not be too impatient for when I hit the 1000. And I'm wary of that moment because it might have me take a break from drawing as an excuse, but I want to jump to the next regular training project soon after that.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: NO1SY on June 26, 2015, 05:49:26 AM
Good on you :)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lovus Eternius on June 26, 2015, 08:51:10 PM
If you take a break, you will end up like me... unable to get back to work... indefinitely... I took a break from writing because I got bored one time... and now it's so hard to write.... it hurts to write... the pain... THE LACK OF SUPPORT... THE LACK OF INSPIRATION! OH THE HUBRIS... or something like that.

I want to write but my goal is so much bigger that it will take so much of my life just to make it happen if I work alone.

No matter... should you get to 1000 and move on to the next project. I will support your efforts by trying to follow your example. Lead on. No pressure.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 28, 2015, 10:39:26 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/GsKEDbN.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/VFVmEAD.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/I4fzqsb.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/soixA9H.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/4hRkcYI.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/97uyLgD.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ypBAAVM.jpg)

962/1000
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 29, 2015, 10:43:08 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/XBmSDfc.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/0tI53CI.jpg)

980/1000
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lovus Eternius on June 29, 2015, 12:32:59 PM
So close now...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 29, 2015, 12:45:55 PM
Yeaup. Here's to hoping I cross the finish line in one piece.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lovus Eternius on June 29, 2015, 02:49:44 PM
Even if you don't... I have Duct tape. So I can fix any breakages.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 30, 2015, 12:03:02 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/0tI53CI.jpg)

985/1000

(http://i.imgur.com/YbZrJjB.jpg)

995/1000

(http://i.imgur.com/34ECscB.jpg)

1000/1000


I did it. I finally did it! Woooooot!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Aozora on June 30, 2015, 12:31:19 PM
Congrats Lego! That's some major dedication right there. I'd be interested to see your new and improved skills in action with an actual piece or drawing or something.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 30, 2015, 12:45:40 PM
Thanks Aozora! You and me both! However, anatomy was not learnt at all during this shebang. Mostly just routine and less fear of drawing a figure.

But I have something in mind.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 30, 2015, 12:47:14 PM
And this is all of them bunched together. Beware! Lot's of scrolling required if you want to take a look.

The 1000 Mannequins
(http://i.imgur.com/VN2hc0l.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/lET44nA.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/TFXczLp.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/V9ytdso.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ubqWh5H.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/CA8eI7o.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/dONV3QC.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/k9Jn6SB.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/zr2utYi.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/bfZydg9.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/F1kl2Xn.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/YBUAvXJ.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/VGFF7gA.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/dPjBh47.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/GqUjW0t.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/9wD84gl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/F8jLmHi.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/VWeWHDI.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/e10C6e6.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/FNRg6lH.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/8ntiKo2.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/0NU3m2B.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/2X7tGVx.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ZzJpbRC.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ZfSGnGU.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ypRwR1y.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/7P44Pru.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/5l5qDC2.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/5VQswPp.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/R300Dfl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/3w37Ble.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ZgxsvgX.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/32ipTIi.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/6TRKGx8.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/V5NlZ65.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/xpor3kh.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/31qsx3F.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ZuKauGP.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/wGq9yJN.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/mOUjmhc.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/B4janVh.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Bcs6kMh.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/fUNGIoC.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/uKVKtnh.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/mI5y1xA.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/uTQmhxp.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/9LbE602.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/zwqvi1Y.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/tz1nTwn.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/8uynqzO.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/swUivDS.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/aNs9hb9.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/LW62ah6.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/yKVICRM.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/CD3qqVz.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Vej9fMj.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/xibWyJE.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/wR2Fs0Z.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/TvMS2w3.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/hzXmDXu.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/DTIcTOC.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/bhyAkUc.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/AUNfarz.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/al1osWs.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/8aLQryw.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/OzvR1wx.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/DfpSzVd.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/AxHrXsH.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/YynEI93.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/oozkYRJ.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/btriTQR.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/2PuImP6.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/SDF3nqk.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/PNoFqXS.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/wEBRmxZ.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/qRFefSk.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/aPTbrHf.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/1bC1avR.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/9a7H311.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/5twGY7u.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/GsKEDbN.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/VFVmEAD.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/I4fzqsb.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/soixA9H.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/4hRkcYI.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/97uyLgD.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ypBAAVM.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/XBmSDfc.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/0tI53CI.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/YbZrJjB.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/34ECscB.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Echo_River on June 30, 2015, 02:50:25 PM
Wow Lego O_O Congrats on reaching 1000!
You've like, actually made your own references XD
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 30, 2015, 02:57:41 PM
Haha my own references? I'd rather use legitimate ones. But yus, thankee Echo.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lovus Eternius on July 01, 2015, 12:04:26 AM
Torn on what I should do as a congratulatory post... the stamp is an inside joke I used among my friends... and it was used against me... SORRY in advance.

CONGRATULATIONS
YOU WIN - THE SATISFACTION OF KNOWING YOU WON!

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2011/10/13/281231_md-Heresy%20Stamp.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: DBNext on July 01, 2015, 02:27:48 PM
I haven't been on your page in ages
That takes a lot of dedication to accomplish, great job
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 01, 2015, 03:06:17 PM
Thanks a lot DB!

@Gelmra I shall accept this heresy emblem with much pride and thankfullness.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Boosted Nomena :) on July 01, 2015, 05:12:59 PM
congratulations for reaching your goal Lego  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MisterSherbetLemon on July 01, 2015, 05:15:58 PM
One day it'll be me...  :sure:

Good job lego, some awesome pieces in there!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 01, 2015, 05:21:41 PM
Thanks Sherbet! It took a long while. And by all means go ahead. It's something else suddenly seeing yourself closer and closer to the goal.

@Nomena thankee!  The 20 sketches a day thing really helped me put the pedal to the medal for this thing. How are you feeling?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Boosted Nomena :) on July 01, 2015, 05:25:01 PM
well, still not really good, but I decided to do things I find fun, like playing with pixel art and animations now ... thanks for asking  ;D
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 02, 2015, 01:13:50 PM
Was trying to decide on my next training project and thought I'd go with urban sketching.

It was hot and annoying, and while fun in a way I've decided I might as well train my background sense a little too. I'll see about whipping up a comic page when I find the chance.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 13, 2015, 03:48:13 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/OWUPHg5.jpg)

Finally found what I want to do next. I'll be drawing from life in a 'picture diary' but my new training goal is to draw 10,000 cubes from imagination. I want to train my spacial awareness and hope to strengthen my background basics and improve my ability to draw figures in space. Feels so relieving to know what to do again, and now my writing and drawing regimens are all set.

When my computer comes back ill definitely work on my comics again. And I still have Nomena's 20 sketches a day to finish when everything settles

I'll be drawing at least 100 cubes a day.


100/10000
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Boosted Nomena :) on July 13, 2015, 04:04:09 PM
cool start lego, wish you a good training progress...I'll surely be back for the 20 sketches, it's just I need to break and do other things for now.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 13, 2015, 04:18:33 PM
Thanks Nomena. I hope it goes well too. And yeah I can totally understand that.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MK on July 14, 2015, 02:37:13 AM
I like the perspective views.  So many of these artists always forget that backgrounds can be pretty important
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: The SlamJam on July 14, 2015, 02:44:17 AM
You've done well! It's great how your lines are perpendicular to each other for the most part.

A suggestion to try out: Try and draw through the form every so often. It'll help when you're doing more complex things in context to placement  of objects in 3D space.

Here's a video to show what i mean, i use the method in most of my sketches:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsdkhQis34U
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 14, 2015, 04:27:34 AM
Thanks Jamie! Just watched it right now and I do believe its Sycra who gave me ideas on how to practice properly. I've seen the flour sack thing too in a certain fun pdf but never got the hand of it. I'll occasionally try other forms out and draw through them. The alphabet thing seems like a smart way to always be sure about your dimensions, and that last perspective bit gives me ideas
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: The SlamJam on July 14, 2015, 04:39:32 AM
Thanks Jamie! Just watched it right now and I do believe its Sycra who gave me ideas on how to practice properly. I've seen the flour sack thing too in a certain fun pdf but never got the hand of it. I'll occasionally try other forms out and draw through them. The alphabet thing seems like a smart way to always be sure about your dimensions, and that last perspective bit gives me ideas

Glad it seems useful!

If you're interested in perspective, (Whilst i haven't read it) I've heard nothing but good things about Scott Robertsons books.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 14, 2015, 04:41:05 AM
When I can ill check those out yeah
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Nairbons on July 17, 2015, 10:13:56 PM
Oh, snap! I completely missed you hitting the 1000 mark. Nice job, my dude.

If you want to keep up the practice, I'd recommend checking out the Youtube channel Onairvideo HERE:
https://www.youtube.com/user/onairvideo (https://www.youtube.com/user/onairvideo)

They've got a series of instructional videos that are pretty neat, but the real appeal is the models that they bring in (nude, so be warned) that do sets of timed poses. They start shorter, then gradually hold poses for longer. It's helps to get the quick impressions out of the way to loosen up your hand and then longer-held poses that you can spend more time on.

Something about having a person holding a pose rather than working based on a picture really helps me tracks proportions when doing figure drawing. I'd suggest giving it a shot!

Congrats again!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 18, 2015, 02:47:38 AM
Thanks man! And as for figure sketching I've never heard of that one. I'll check it out!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on August 09, 2015, 03:35:24 PM
Had an absolutely horrible drawing session. I just do not know anymore.

(http://i.imgur.com/wCju1q0.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/nnPjWDk.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/a6MopUq.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on August 09, 2015, 03:56:42 PM
often i find my skill is affected by my mood. if i notice i am having a bad day, i stop and refresh myself (have a drink/snack or something), or jog around the block or something. then when i go back to drawing i will switch styles, or draw something else. like if i was drawing faces, do backgrounds instead etc. or just basic shapes and forms.

one time i was having a bad time drawing faces, so i said to myself that i would just draw the curve of the cheeck of the faces i was copying. after a page of cheeks i added and eye or a b it of hair and it started to pick up again.

normally that can revive my skills a bit, but if not then i just wont draw much that day, since it probably wont be very helpful. of course if you feel like it all the time then i recommend not to do that :P

sometimes inspirational stuff can help, but if your not feeling good then that will probably make you feel worse :P

as for your posted drawings, it seems you didnt use guidelines much. perhaps just a few alignment lines if you dont want to draw much, can help to keep the proportions in the right area. or a tiny thumbnail sketch of the figure you will go and draw first identifies any bad proportions or pose problems. hope that helps!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on August 09, 2015, 03:58:34 PM
I just felt completely drained man. I usually use guidelines, but I just had to get things drawn.

I tore up two papers and broke 1 pen in the process
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on August 09, 2015, 04:02:49 PM
if youre feeling tired, then there normally nothing that will fix that short of having a nap, or calling it a day and going to sleep.
i certainly have drawn when i am tired and have produced some of the worst drawings i can think of :P so i know how you feel. when you say you had to get things drawn, do you mean you didnt have much free time to draw and it was now or never?
i tend to break my BICs when i'm not productive because i bite them to shreds :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on August 09, 2015, 04:07:48 PM
Oh something else happened so I absolutely wanted to draw using my inky pens an image from my mind without any references at all. It did not happen.

Drawing from photos is much more therapeautic
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on August 09, 2015, 04:18:12 PM
it certainly is a lot easier, but if you dont draw from your mind enough, you dont strengthen your mental database of references and imagination.

on occasion i have tried to draw without guidelines, and this is my advice:
ir may sound stupid, but move your pen over the page as if you are drawing the guidelines (but dont let the nib touch the paper) this strengthens your mental image of the drawing on the page before you put any lines down, you then have imaginary guidlines that you can draw over on the page itself, without actually creating any on the page in real life. i do this quite a lot, even when drawing with guidelines. its like a preview mode. give it a shot, it might work :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on August 09, 2015, 04:20:38 PM
I'll try again tomorrow for sure. It was too frustrating to let things be just like that.

And I've got to draw from my mind as much as possible. References yes for sure but not in the way I was working.

And I still refuse to return to digital until I get this sorted out. 
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on August 09, 2015, 04:31:50 PM
yeah but you can only draw from your mind if you have had the references in the first place. its a bit of a loop :P
it think around about 50:50 references/drawing from mind is a good mix but i generally do too much reference. try drawing from a reference (or copying), then try to draw it from memory. thats a nice idea as you learn to memorize details for use in drawings later.
goodnight since i need a lot fo sleep to function normally :P hope it goes well tomorrow :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on August 17, 2015, 09:09:43 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/5CP1yMH.jpg)

4,400 boxes / 10,000

 There is still the fear of building up boxes and the problem of accuracy but I've definitely shaved away at some of that fear and learnt some helpful tips on the way. Actually just recently found drawabox.com which has fundamental excercises in lieu of this, and I'll jump to that when I hit my mark (for now just referencing it occasionally)

Mostly though it's just been great being able to follow a self imposed routine without much thought. There have been severely off days, but I make sure to have a 100 down and while tedious I survive it pretty well

Hoping to make more advances as I approach my goal
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: DAWM on August 19, 2015, 02:49:21 PM
ooh boxes, cool way to practice overall perspectives~
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on August 19, 2015, 04:15:48 PM
It's been pretty great yeah. I can't wait until I apply it all properly, and it's been real great to level up bit by bit.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on August 27, 2015, 08:59:51 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/kFbmQKN.png)

5,415 / 10k
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: GlassKetchupBottle on August 28, 2015, 04:58:21 AM
Aw man, I love drawabox.com. Admittedly, I didn't draw 10,000 boxes (more like 6 pages or something). Those form intersections just looked too exciting!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on August 28, 2015, 05:13:24 AM
Form intersections? It's an exercise for later right?

I'll get to drawabox after I'm done with this. I'm pretty sure I'll have next to zero fear of starting those excercises when I get to them at that point.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: GlassKetchupBottle on August 28, 2015, 06:04:17 AM
Yeah, the first few lessons after the shapey stuff are mostly about dissecting 3D forms
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on August 31, 2015, 05:23:51 PM
i think ive done some sort of form intersecting as an exercise once, its a real pain doing complicated shapes/angles :P
but you do learn a lot about form when you are doing it, and it helps with shading later on :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on August 31, 2015, 06:29:24 PM
I look forward to starting those excercises after I finish my little experiment
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 15, 2015, 06:22:50 PM
I finally drew 10,000 boxes!

(http://i.imgur.com/ywc8glX.jpg)

It's been quite a ride. Somehow both exciting and anticlimatic. But oh so fulfilling like the stick figures one so important to my personal artistic life.

Now routines are just so easy to get into. Heck, I don't even question writing daily, and it's great to get art to that level too.

I do regret that I haven't drawn any comics though. In the end I really think I'm not aiming to make cool looking illustrations but rather tell stories through comics. And I'd rather learn by experience rather than tackle drawing the anatomical pecularities of various races or how to draw a hand or how to draw a background.

I do want to learn these if possible, but if I go on yet another training regimen I'll just keep on going in that cycle and my comics and projects will remain unfinished.

If I DO make studies it'll be along with continuing my projects at least.

All in all I'm really very happy. 100 days have passed so fast, and it's been so great to do this.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 19, 2015, 01:39:20 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/o5OfCsj.jpg)

For Inktober, I'm making random comic pages, but I think I've had it up to hear with training and challenges. I'll need to get back to finishing my comic! Will start working on that again soon
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on October 21, 2015, 04:48:16 AM
Haha nc lego itsachiburi desu  ::)  omoshiroi
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on October 24, 2015, 09:48:54 AM
well done lego with the boxes, i cant wait to see amazing buildings and stuff with your new perspective knowledge !
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 24, 2015, 03:01:18 PM
Perspective knowledge? What perspective knowledge? Hahahaha.

I'm sad to say I didn't get a lot on that way of things. Actually bit the bullet and bought an art book for formal training on that front. But it was certainly useful!

And thanks Killer B! How goes the drawing?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on October 25, 2015, 03:37:00 PM
perspective as in like buildings are basically boxes stacked in different ways. so you are familiar with how to draw them from different angles. something like that.

just noticed your changed username, i wish people would stop confusing me like that :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 25, 2015, 04:08:13 PM
Haha, it's only for this Halloween

And in that case definitely! It's nice to know how useful these building blocks are
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 27, 2015, 06:49:45 PM
For inktober I've been screwing around with sketchy comics and the like.

My new enemy: Proportion! I need to start checking it more somehow haha.

And I think I need to return to ballpoints at the very least. Life is too nasty with these full flow pens!
Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/ig4obeO.jpg)


Armada:  Story about a strike team made up of a super soldier, a berserker and a magician who act as the 'army' of a small planet trying to find independence and worth in a galactic community. Threatened by other superpowers they invested a century into finding powerful warriors to bring a name to their world. These three are the result.

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/Jm8Etxp.jpg)

I will always have fun doing sketchy stuff. I look forward to doing some on my tablet.

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(http://i.imgur.com/EyFh1zC.jpg)

Very deathnote-ish. A detective, fed up with murders sells his soul for the ability to kill murderers by touch. But he's not satisfied. He doesn't want to make a small dent in the crime situation in his city alone. Ultimately he aims to seriously erase evil. Of course, having sold his soul to gain more power he has to become continually more depraved in his quest for justice.

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/12ZZZ5B.jpg)

Sketchy
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(http://i.imgur.com/ZX3qGlc.jpg)

Strongest In The Galaxy. A story with a very common shounen plot, but I'm excited about the concept.

After his family is murdered, a boy decides to become the strongest to fulfill his families' unfinished dreams (He'll write best selling novels as his sister wanted to, become a great sports man as his brother watned to, and fight for peace as his parents wanted to). To do this and accomplish his revenge, he must become a prodigy in several fields.

However, this is absolutely not easy at all. Fortunately, he finds a sage who is very practical about these sorts of things. The sage begins to train him and...
Spoiler

(http://i.imgur.com/3FlWUhS.jpg)

Sudenly, the characters' face changed in the last panel. An eternal bane of mine. What is proportion? Was studying an Ashley Wood page but failed. The guy draws sketchy, but he sure knows how to keep characters looking like themselves
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 31, 2015, 06:16:19 PM
At the end of inktober I've finally just gone wild with a pen and sketched a comic. My goal is to be able to do these things, tinker with them in photoshop and have them ready to go out sketchy style and all. Ashley Wood is a master of this, God Bless that australian sensei.

Anyways this one here is The Saintifyer: A girl finds a cursed wooden sword at a beach that forces her to slash people with it. Victims become infused with morals to a harmful level: Making them willing to lose their lives over ants or even give away everything they have and starve to death out of too much kindness.

(http://i.imgur.com/rRsVXbR.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/9b9yIr4.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/xCMO17L.jpg)


Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 01, 2015, 05:25:22 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/gxOwfsB.jpg)

Rifleman: Who needs guns when you can throw bullets at Mach 3?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Echo_River on November 03, 2015, 03:31:55 PM
That is so cool Lego :-0 Neat design and character!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 03, 2015, 04:11:51 PM
Thankee Echo! Muchly appreciated
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 06, 2015, 12:26:08 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/qbJb8Zq.jpg)

Justice reaches the stars



Also, I finally got a brush pen. Love this thing
(http://i.imgur.com/4zqGYCY.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 17, 2015, 06:05:26 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/keuzyeU.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/OeuIGa3.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zf6f9I9.jpg)

Enjoying a brush pen. Random sketchiness a day keeps the ... er... what ryhmes with a day?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on November 17, 2015, 09:05:35 PM
well, you could just use 'away' and replace 'doctor' with something more thematically correct.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 19, 2015, 12:12:08 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/uXPqlEE.png)

Testing direct ballpoint comics.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 20, 2015, 08:12:05 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/SvzgJwo.jpg)

For TLADLM. I've decided to finish the comic before the year ends. Along with the comic story I've been drawing writing
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 23, 2015, 03:26:21 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/dFe8smH.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 24, 2015, 10:52:48 PM
Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/DDGM5S3.png)
More tests.

Story of a school kid who becomes immortal and seeks a way to die.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Nairbons on November 24, 2015, 11:14:34 PM
Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/DDGM5S3.png)
More tests.

Story of a school kid who becomes immortal and seeks a way to die.

It's interesting that you've chosen to represent this story through a picture of a kitten with the word "photo not found" superimposed on top.

For real, though: it looks like your link contained a swear word that got censored. This has broken a few of my links before, too. Just glad to see I'm not alone!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on November 24, 2015, 11:27:17 PM
yah gotta cut back on all that foul language lego
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 24, 2015, 11:45:42 PM
Ah, so that's why it wasn't showing.

Infinite cnvases don't display that well I've seen. Wiill have to settle for smaller pages.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on December 03, 2015, 04:10:52 AM
lego very nce  :o its so cool
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 03, 2015, 08:39:02 AM
Thanks Killer B. How have you been haha
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 14, 2015, 03:03:27 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/PqijTrl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/RpbRUPT.jpg)

Just sketching pages for fun daily. Backgrounds are still nonexistent and forget about scale... For now.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 15, 2015, 05:29:41 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/qxZLqBh.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 20, 2015, 11:01:24 AM
So out of practice: Should've warmed up or something haha.

(http://i.imgur.com/5iTn6I3.jpg)

Alessa Sola "The Gentle Flame" She's a 20 Year old samurai with an enchanted fire blade duo that has affected her over time, now wherever she steps lights up with fire. It tends to only burn with warmth, but when she wields it in combat it can do some real damage.

While she's noteably powerful and skilled, she still has a long way to go to perfect her sword arts. She's looking for a mentor and seeks battle only to improve her craft.

She's solely focused on the path of a warrior, and as a result out of sword arts is sadly... Bland.


Strengths: Fire! Also a decent fighter

Weaknesses: Not much personality, and would lose against any truly skilled warrior.

Special attack: Cleansing Candle (Engulfs enemies head in candle flame that burns hair and dries out your eyeballs but doesn't kill)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: The SlamJam on December 20, 2015, 05:51:22 PM
Looks awesome. The stilt-shoes are a nice touch :)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on December 20, 2015, 07:38:01 PM
Aww, what a cutie! I adore the outfit, Lego! <3

Also, dual swords! :D

Her candle dries out the eyeballs but doesn't kill? XD
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 21, 2015, 07:34:49 AM
Yeaup, they just get really irritated and blink furiously hahaha.

Thanks people. Muchly appreciated.

I'll be drawing another one soon!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: DBNext on December 21, 2015, 09:47:02 AM
For the first 2 or 3 minutes I kept wondering why this yulemaestro dude is posting on lego's behalf.
Was there a 'change your name' thing going on at some point?  :notunderstand:
A quick look at your most recent ones, I can tell there's a significant improvement in terms of anatomy. Your characters have always had this "flowing" thing going on in their bodies, so it's nice to see it centered around good anatomy.
I still feel like your faces need more work; Alessa's is too small when compared to her body for instance.
But overall this is a good step up.
(Personal wish: I'm interested in seeing something fully finished and inked)

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 21, 2015, 12:42:04 PM
Hahaha it just sort of happened. There wasn't a call for it or anything.

Thanks man, I need to study them but just been going with observation mostly.

My proportions are still all over the place. I don't know how to make or remember measurments.

As for inked work I've never done those. Maybe I could promise to work with pencil on one though haha. Then it'd be a more solid piece
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 21, 2015, 12:57:58 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ZVH2OLt.jpg)

Introducing Lessa Letum, wielder of the sickle sword Homicidium

She's a punk girl who enjoys using her mechanical knowhow to build deadly weapons and modify her motorbike that she loves riding around in. Because of the rough life she lives she found herself in more than one knife fight where the other guy had a gun or a better weapon than her, so she started making Homocidium. From then on the rest was history.

More of a brawler than a technical sword fighter, wielding her blade still takes imprissive amount of skill. But if you love bikes and heavy metal then she's your friend.

Age: 17-20 (not sure)

Blood Type: O

Likes: Rice, Sushi and most types of fish based food.

Dislikes: Cars, walking

Strengths: B+ Sword fighter. A+ Mechanic

Weaknesses: C Social Skills, Lazy (Prefers riding bike all the time)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: The SlamJam on December 21, 2015, 02:34:31 PM
looks cool! Are you making a manga or is this practice? You seem to have put thought into these.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 21, 2015, 02:58:51 PM
Thanks Jamie

Oh it's just the challenge we're doing. It's always fun to come up with things like this. Last one Austa and I did was for a pseudo cartoon series.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on December 27, 2015, 10:31:51 AM
Dat spiky hairdo though! <3 How can she fight in those heels though? That would kill me!

Lessa has one gnarly weapon though. And I may actually wanna develop my concept further. Swordswomen appeal to me. ^^

Well done, Lego! I'm posting up my next one soon. Christmas week was simply hectic. <3
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 28, 2015, 06:57:04 AM
Yeah, those high heels don't serve much practical purpose, but she's the sort of person who'd randomly snack on salt just because of how hard boiled and rough she wants to be bahaha.

I wanted to go away from my usual love of wavy hair, so I went for it haha.

And I have seen Austa! I must step up ze game. Man, these drawoffs are always so fun

The weapon was fun to think of. Though I don't have Attack on Titan's pseudo science skills to make proper concepts haha
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on December 29, 2015, 07:08:38 AM
She looks like a punk rock prom queen, Lego. ^^

Yes, our drawoffs are the stuffs of MR legends. XD And weapons aren't my strong point so these are fun to see.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 29, 2015, 01:02:45 PM
Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/lIBDWy9.jpg)
'Viking' warrior swordswoman Valeria

Princess of a warrior clan, she belongs to one of the longest surviving warrior clans in this world. The local shaman turned out to be soft on her and augmented her training with runes.

When the clan was destroyed Valeria was raised by the shaman and he ended up becoming her father. He left her with a crystal dagger and a simple rune shield that expelled wind once struck with a force.

She is extremely lonely, searching for some grand goal. She realizes she was perfectly content with her clan lifestyle, and decides to perhaps find another family if possible.

Age: 17

Weaknesses: Rarely challenged so not prepared for surprising abilities or very strong opponents, Out of edged weapons can't even use bow and arrows.


Strengths: Good fighter, really easy to get along with,



I'm having trouble making characters because I can't break them down. It's always so tedious to draw daily and have no solid drawing style to be able to produce a character as I want on the spot, so I'm going to at least have some simple construction methods to fall back on.
Spoiler
(http://pre09.deviantart.net/64b6/th/pre/f/2014/141/0/b/anatomy__for_artists_by_celaoxxx_page_2_by_celaoxxx-d7j8w3f.jpg)


Just rambling mostly, but I do want to make a comic page or two at the end of this drawoff haha.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 02, 2016, 03:58:13 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/r8LMfkV.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/0HrLbnQ.jpg)

Finally managed to force out some comic pages, and I've learnt a way to erase blue lines, which means I can actually feasibly do ballpoint pen comics (well, I wonder if the digital editing ruins that fact) but it's nice to finally get this done. With these two pages it means I have finally beaten my festive laziness and am ready to get some work done on my projects.

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on January 02, 2016, 09:40:45 PM
Way to go on that Viking, Lego. She is adorable! <3

And that weapon and outfit is sweet too. But she's lonely? T.T

Your comicking has improved too! <3
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 21, 2016, 09:55:50 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/XeRX1fO.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/jX6rfQP.jpg)

Last swordswoman. I have no idea who she is, just mostly playing around with grayscales and trying to see how much I can get away with with a ballpoint. Just messing around.


Also getting quite the Star Wars fever after playing SWOKOTOR so dual wielding jedi
(http://i.imgur.com/IYndDRh.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on January 22, 2016, 06:57:47 AM
Haha nc sketches lego and ur getting good on comics too
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: YuumaKuuga on January 22, 2016, 02:00:14 PM
I really like your style! So simplistic, but at the same time really good. I tend to go into to much detail, which can give me problems. Cant wait to see more ;D
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 23, 2016, 04:23:03 PM
Thanks Yuuma! Detail is just not my friend in the end haha. I do try to improve the skill but I end up going for sketchy more often than not.

A test page I abandoned. I was trying to use tracing paper to improve upon sketch versions of comic pages but the texture of the tracing paper is just too annoying to improve upon so I abandoned it.

(http://i.imgur.com/6vQwAb3.jpg)

Story: Some dude had a vendetta against an evil bastard and lost even after trying what he could to get revenge, so he trained a girl to take up his revenge (she also hates the guy because he killed her family). No real story as of yet but thats what was running through my head as I drew this
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Walter B on January 23, 2016, 06:02:50 PM
Nice. The girl trained by an assasin seems cool. Has a Leo feeling to it.  I like the sketchy style.

Liked the viking girl very much  ;) I think vikings are so underused. You got popular manga about ninjas, pirates, fairies, tons of medieval knight stuff but not vikings  :(
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: YuumaKuuga on January 23, 2016, 06:07:32 PM
Seems like a really cool story idea if you ask me.  ;)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 23, 2016, 06:17:16 PM
Thanks Yuuma! I'm also a bit fond of the character herself. It'd be cool if I could draw it haha.

@Walter Leo feeling?

The viking was fun to draw. And indeed they are. There is a cool manga though called Vinland http://www.mangareader.net/vinland-saga/1

It's pretty amazing. Seinen though for sure.

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Walter B on January 24, 2016, 01:10:11 PM
@ Leo Vibe?

You know that movie Leo with 12 year old Natalie portman where she is taken by an assassin? Awesome movie. I just remembered it when I read about your concept.

That viking manga seems cool!!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 24, 2016, 02:28:34 PM
AH Leon The Professional! I loved that movie man! Was sad that it took me so long to finally learn about it haha.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 26, 2016, 04:19:04 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/HftibRB.jpg)

Test pages again. I tried tracing paper this time but I think I should get a light box instead because my pen just slips off the surface.

Story: A kid in a demon clan finds war and destruction simply boring and decides to try to find out what else there is to do in the world.
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Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on January 26, 2016, 08:28:07 PM
everything! hha its interesting lego
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Post by: suuperbean on February 02, 2016, 08:30:55 AM
nice to see your story work lego, you seem to have a good range of facial expressions, something that i have been trying hard to improve myself.
i noticed sometimes you dont draw backgrounds much  (the shot of the city was quite good though), sometimes a simple tone background can do wonders for making the page look more interesting :P
nice to see your improvement :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 02, 2016, 12:03:22 PM
I've been reading from Masamune Shirow's older works, and while the expressions are not anatomically correct, I find they're good for conveying the emotions of a character.

Backgrounds defeat me completely, but it'd be nice to try them. They're only scribbles though unfortunately.

Thanks suuper! Nice to see you around again

@Killer B thanks man
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Post by: suuperbean on February 02, 2016, 01:03:08 PM
try just drawing backgrounds on their own first, to get used to drawing them, then you will be able to gradually add them when you feel like it and it wont be a pressure since you will have gained experience in drawing them already.
I do this all the time, by just practicing the parts i want, i dont have to worry about anything else at the same time :P
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Post by: DBNext on February 05, 2016, 05:47:57 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/IYndDRh.jpg)
Lol, he reminds me of Madara's Jinchuriki form
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Based on the latest panels you seem to be getting more accustomed with drawing characters.
That city scape looks a little off, mostly because of the uneven lines that don't seem to have a sense of perspective. I'm not any better though lol. 4th year in architecture and I still can't draw a proper city.
Keep up the improvements!
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Post by: legomaestro on February 05, 2016, 06:24:22 AM
Thanks DB. Hahaha that form indeed. Just floating around there awkwardly.

I'll see if I can sneak in more noob backgrounds in my next drawings. Improvement is slow and quite haphazard as always.

Haha your background skills already show there though, and I'm sure you know the more important technical aspects of things


@suuper That seems reasonable. But how small is a small start exactly? Drawing windows alone or... ? Hahaha
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Post by: DBNext on February 05, 2016, 12:34:42 PM
Haha trust me, those backgrounds only come out of tons of references, retries and punched walls.
Let me know if you need any help, I have until Monday till I'm busy again, so I definitely have some time to kill these couple days.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on February 05, 2016, 01:49:24 PM
ive found for drawing cities its a good idea to start with a bunch of blocks, then keep going over and adding more detail. its very hard to draw fast and keep perspective

i agree with DB the cityscape did feel a bit off, but i think it matched the style the characters were drawn in, like a sketchy style, so i thought it went quite well. using thinner lines makes buildings a bit more realistic as well.

you can always make a simple city in sketchup or any 3d software, and trace over a printscreen, im definitely going to try that sometime :P
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Post by: legomaestro on February 05, 2016, 01:53:48 PM
I actually got Google Sketchup for that and am entertaining the idea. I'll see how it goes.

I got those nasty backgrounds by referencing a comic. But man oh man perspective is just a whole different can of worms for me
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Post by: suuperbean on February 05, 2016, 01:58:47 PM
in complex perspectives you can get lost with which line goes where. try using the same perspective that you see in the mangas, but compose your won scene yourself. sometimes i get stuck that i dont know what angle to use, but i know what i want to draw, so picking an angle i like off a manga helps sometimes :P

didnt you do all that box practice, cant you sort of apply that to buildings?
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Post by: legomaestro on February 05, 2016, 02:02:18 PM
Yeaup, but man, the boxes are there but now comes city blocks and the cool details on them and urgh I just rage quit. I'll think up a page now though and see what I can do this time
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Post by: suuperbean on February 05, 2016, 02:07:01 PM
i know what you mean about the details, that really gets to me at times.

i do gesture drawing with buildings, and try and pick out the details that i like and just draw them on their own. most details tend to have a basic form to them, like pipes on the outside, or the style of windows etc. try just learning to draw one particular feature that you like and draw it on everything until you are good at it. then learn a new feature, and then by the time you have a couple you can mix and match. thats what i am doing now and its working quite well, but larger scenes are still really scary :P
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Post by: legomaestro on February 05, 2016, 02:14:41 PM
Are you still working with pen and ink for this stuff? Haha.

Building gesture drawings wow haha.
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Post by: suuperbean on February 05, 2016, 02:45:44 PM
yeah pen always for all my copy/reference work. most of my original stuff is digital at the moment, but i still draw in pen when i can.

one thing i have learned about gesture drawings, or copying work as a whole is that, copying doesnt really do anything, but drawing in a way that you understand why it was drawn like that, will help you to improve.

half the gesture drawing i do look awful, but i can go away and draw them better because i was focusing on what made them good, rather than trying to copy it at that stage. that way it differs from memorization and you can apply it to different things

i hope that makes sense, but thats my top piece of advice at the moment.
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Post by: legomaestro on February 05, 2016, 03:50:14 PM
You know that's actually some useful information there. I think I have a project to scrap that wasn't going as far as I'd like to it have gone. That was more on the writing side of things though.

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on February 05, 2016, 05:20:53 PM
a project to scrap
whenever i scrap a project, i always tell myself i will revive it later :P
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Post by: legomaestro on February 05, 2016, 05:28:13 PM
Oh this one won't happen. I was typing out a light novel in German to get a grasp on the language, but while my typing speed increased I suppose the practical application part wasn't quite working

I hate going in circles over this studying thing hahaha. Anyways, next post will have a sketch at least!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on February 05, 2016, 05:44:05 PM
Haha i can see what you mean. I look foward to your sketch. Goodnight :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 08, 2016, 06:43:48 PM
So I found myself in a storyboard exchange thing with sir Manimal!

Initiate Oga Sliding Grovel!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxvw_2oBLdg

Gomenasaiiiii! It's truly fun learning some tips though, and dude, your working speed is amazing haha. You already had my page done and pimped out while it took me the whole day farting around to get this done... And I didn't even tone it or anything.

I'm up for this again dude. 3 more pages I say! *Slams down fist like he's ordering a drink

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(http://i.imgur.com/7d5EC8O.png)[/URL]

(http://i.imgur.com/Ar32r6t.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/F4VwPAw.png)


I seriously need some way to level up though. Ah, sorry for turning the MC into Sasuke >.......>
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on February 08, 2016, 06:53:32 PM
that what happens when sasuke is in the villages get a job sasuke! hha it needs moar when i reach the last pages i said to myself : I neeeeeeeedddd moooooaaaaarrrr
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Post by: Coryn on February 08, 2016, 06:54:49 PM
Is that a comic about Manimal?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 08, 2016, 07:11:09 PM
Hahaha no I did a trade with Manimal. It's actually a comic about something else. Retail Rumble. Story is about a naive MCs first job at a failing retail store. You should check out the one he did for my storyboard

http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php/topic,15480.msg251537/topicseen.html#msg251537


@Killer B yeaup
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Manimal on February 08, 2016, 07:12:20 PM
Let's first look at the the scribbling Lego went off.
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(http://i.imgur.com/qKU06fo.jpg)

See I think the way you changed the throwing scene looked better as it has more flow. You got some character defining detail on the floor like his...Sega Genesis with a PS4 controller? Hot dog? Tissues? Now there's a character sketch.

Again different paces and styles, no need to compare. I know you draw very quick so not ta bad. This is a fun exchange as our stories and drawing are both very different yet we are able to personalize them through our different methods. I can get you 3 more pages to do sure.

But I know what you want to hear is how you soiled my story and have ruined everything. How can I even breath knowing my life's work has been defaced. That storyboard I barfed out in 15 minutes for a script I made in 30...all ruined forever!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on February 08, 2016, 07:16:26 PM
hhha  :D
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Post by: legomaestro on February 08, 2016, 07:17:29 PM
Bahahaha. Oh man you literally got the Sega thing and PS4 right. I was too lazy to add random objects so I just said 'screw it. I'll put whatever I remember.'

It was fun to try though, rather than going with gradient fills (I was sorely tempted)
Title: Maestro and Manimal Collaboration - "Retail Rumble" by Manimal!
Post by: legomaestro on February 11, 2016, 12:39:51 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/yvf0Uiv.jpg)

Page 4!

Hot? What do you mean draw a hot girl?

I'm in a rage after this one haha. It would be nice to draw something that doesn't make me feel like apologizing.

Bring on the other page man. The background was actually surprisingly fun to work on a bit. Maybe I'm learning something on that front at least.
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Post by: suuperbean on February 11, 2016, 01:21:30 PM
nice background, it does indeed seem better :P
i think the backgrounds/buildings would probably look more realistic if you used thinner lines, and didnt scribble shade so much, scribble shading works better for people than it does for buildings i think.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Manimal on February 11, 2016, 01:26:31 PM
Oh boy page 4.

Good job on the crowd shot, that looks really nice! I don't want to start critiquing what you have drawn for me but I have no idea what's going on with Veronica's body...her arms are all over the place. But you really did do good with the crowd shot! I can give you more but as I said it only gets harder from here...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on February 11, 2016, 01:33:35 PM
oh yeah thats for reminding me Manimal, i just drew a crowd shot for the first time, and i must say it is insanely hard keeping the scale the same etc, so well done on that panel as well :P
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Post by: Manimal on February 11, 2016, 01:38:12 PM
It really is eh! I love drawing crowd shots because I always draw gross and deformed people in the background or put in random things for my own amusement and really go crazy but it's such a pain to get the small details in.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 11, 2016, 01:57:27 PM
I failed on Veronica, and please do critique, the rut must be escaped in some way or the other. I should've gone tutorial on her to be honest.

Crowd shot was quite nasty, but now I know something else to improve on - normal faces. It's strange how beady anime eyes tell you nothing about how to mix and match a crowd. I have been tricked from overly appealing main characters. It's also why I thought backgrounds weren't that important
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on February 11, 2016, 02:00:15 PM
haha YEAH characters give life
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Manimal on February 11, 2016, 02:09:37 PM
I failed on Veronica, and please do critique, the rut must be escaped in some way or the other. I should've gone tutorial on her to be honest.

Crowd shot was quite nasty, but now I know something else to improve on - normal faces. It's strange how beady anime eyes tell you nothing about how to mix and match a crowd. I have been tricked from overly appealing main characters. It's also why I thought backgrounds weren't that important

I feel bad critiquing this but if you want me to. Well her torso looks off because it's missing lines and her legs are too small.

If you have a pose like that which you're not sure of then Google is your friend.
https://www.google.ca/search?q=hands+crossed+standing&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi3sd6ns_DKAhWBzxQKHczvB84Q_AUIBygB&biw=570&bih=661

I Google any pose I'm trying to do if it's tricky. You can find lots of pictures to piece it together even if you can't find the exact pose you're looking for. In the last two pages I did for your story I looked up, "holding papers", "knocking on door", "feet on desk", "book in bag", "Japanese school hallway", "sliding door" etc. and found good pictures to use as reference for tricky parts. I rely heavily on reference now to the point where I feel I can't draw a good page without having a computer nearby. I don't like that but it makes my comics look better. 

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Post by: suuperbean on February 11, 2016, 02:57:22 PM
If you have a pose like that which you're not sure of then Google is your friend.
i feel sick that i didn't even think of that......i'm honestly kicking myself so hard right now you cant believe it :P

@lego i found that a lot of practice in different types of clothes, hairstyles etc helps, because you can randomly pick a hairstyle you are used to drawing and just chuck it on a character with a random set of clothes and it seems to work for background characters. 
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Post by: legomaestro on February 11, 2016, 04:29:08 PM
I'll keep those tips in mind. Google was my friend for the background, but the pose didn't translate at all. I'll be more careful on that front.

I forgot to mention that with a ballpoint it's real hard to vary size. How do you do yours, suuper? T-T  I must know your secrets.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on February 11, 2016, 04:56:24 PM
to be honest, its mostly pressure. my lines vary from thick to very thick, then doubling up lines (by going over and over to very very thick.
a lot of my thin lines are actually the same thickness as my thicker lines, but because they are fainter (less pressure), they look thinner than they are.
basically something like that. I will document my experiences with a ballpoint sometime :P
i think a fast line is also thinner, but that messes up your accuracy :P
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Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on February 11, 2016, 07:05:34 PM
just pressure or type of pen or size of the lead be careful on it
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Walter B on February 12, 2016, 11:06:24 AM
Quote
If you have a pose like that which you're not sure of then Google is your friend.

Yeah references are relatively easy to find when it comes to single characters. It gets a bit more complicated once you have characters interacting.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 21, 2016, 04:12:00 PM
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(http://i.imgur.com/gkFV20y.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/jsRC84z.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/Sbxoor0.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/1hNnuk7.jpg)



I should be working on Manimal's storyboard now, but I'm just so lazy. In any case, trying to start my engines up when it comes to workshops and the like, so I'm trying to increase my daily output to be able to post in 3 sketches every 3 days, Sketch Survival and Mini Visual Workshop.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on February 21, 2016, 04:17:04 PM
nice studies/shading practice.
your anatomy on your characters is becoming more regular, it looks like you are settling into a style :P
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Post by: legomaestro on February 21, 2016, 04:36:58 PM
Yeah, gotta thank Young Justice for that one. Still trying to find a construction style I can use without feeling too restricted.

Thanks dude
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on February 21, 2016, 06:20:44 PM
Haha yeah lego the feeling of not assured ,lego ur drawing are getting it very good and the lines is connected oh ,lego ur getting better
Title: Maestro and Manimal Collaboration - "Retail Rumble" by Manimal!
Post by: legomaestro on February 23, 2016, 05:52:56 AM
Haha thanks Killer B, but it's too slow I always feel


Anyways here is a long overdue page from the collabartion exchange between Manimal and I
 
Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/6TsUopA.jpg)

Still not looking forward to drawing Veronica. Gals are so hard to draw haha
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Manimal on February 23, 2016, 08:05:52 AM
Oh boy. Ha ha, nice. Ya again I know I gave you an overly tricky one in terms of background! I like the guy with the very large ears, did you draw him on the Larry Pine storyboard to?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 23, 2016, 08:10:51 AM
Yeaup. It's because I know no other body types!  I really need to expand my visual library on that front. Crowds are murder man haha

I had a question though. What are softlines?
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Post by: Manimal on February 23, 2016, 08:12:38 AM
Softlines are the carpeted sections of a store, basically clothes. No one likes to do softlines.
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Post by: legomaestro on February 23, 2016, 08:21:30 AM
Hahaha aren't they easier to carry though?
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Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on February 23, 2016, 08:33:25 AM
the background is an eyecatcher men and the girl, lego brotha be patient on putting girls body parts haha i like the crowds also its a good read but 1 page only the faces looks good the body needs to put some shape on it  :D
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 23, 2016, 08:37:08 AM
Girls are impossible to draw man haha... I'll try though
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Manimal on February 23, 2016, 10:35:11 AM
Hahaha aren't they easier to carry though?

In description it sound easier but it's actually a bit of a pain, nothing has a set place, it's all very loose and it's just a different way of stocking then normal stuff, good way to burn a lot of time though. You can spend all day folding messed up clothes.

Oh ya and shoes. No just no.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on February 27, 2016, 09:09:51 AM
very nice perspective on the scene in the top panel. the shading gave a nice depth to the scene.

only one gripe, some speech bubbles are hand drawn and some are....whats the word...."not hand drawn", like proper ovals. i think if you used one or the other it would look more consistent :P
although you did only use the ovals for speech where there was no arrow so there is some consistency there :P

ermmm just wondering if you werent sure how to draw a speech bubble with the little arrow, you can draw a normal oval and then erase a tiny part, and add the triangle towards the person speaking. just a thought if thats the reason :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 29, 2016, 06:30:55 AM
I think I'll try to keep the consistency next time. Though my actual font is wonky, the disconnect really is a problem

Ah yeah, I found  that out from a webtoon that I like, but still they look ugly. How do you even make the speech bubble itself look smooth?


Anyhow here's the page Manimal, after centuries. I didn't even put all the dialogue in! But I'm glad I could get it done at last. It was really bothering me for a while there.

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(http://[img]http://i.imgur.com/t0C79P8.jpg)[/img] (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/legomaestro/media/RetailRumblePg05.jpg.html)

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(http://i.imgur.com/6uVp5Tv.jpg)
Phew, had a real nasty block again. I keep on shooting myself in the leg and am unable to continue drawing. I'm trying to push forward and increase productivity and stop second guessing myself, so I'm putting all my grievances on nearby slips. It frees up enough of my mind to keep on drawing a page.

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Manimal on March 29, 2016, 07:26:21 AM
Ho ho, here we have it. Nicely done Lego, I know this one is tricky, especially to visualize the position of the shelves but I think you've done alright! I suppose you can see why I didn't want to make this comic, so many little details to put in like the stuff on the shelves and what not. and then the carts themselves.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 29, 2016, 07:56:23 AM
It's pure murder man. Though the notes I put down are self deprecating as always they exist in my head and are horrifying to deal with. You have any tips on that front? References were what helped me but man oh man, the gulf of inexperience is too much.

Glad it was passable haha.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Manimal on March 29, 2016, 09:06:33 AM
Tips on how to draw backgrounds? Um...I dunno man, I sent you a PM on this before but it didn't have much valuable info. You just have to put as much effort into it as you do the characters because the background is a vital part of a comic. It's the place where the characters live and putting in lots of small details and stuff will greatly help make the comic more lively. Drawing stuff like shelves are a major pain because you have the draw the stuff on them to. For that I would put a kinds of silly stuff and details because I see open space like that as a chance to goof off. I love drawing bookcases because I get to go crazy on the names.

But like for helpful tips, jeez I dunno. Start small and build it, break it down, lines, shapes, um...frick man it's hard to describe and I'm no master at it either but I'm trying. You need references but you can't always find the exact shot your looking for so it's tough. I'm still learning so I don't know what ta tell ya.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 29, 2016, 09:09:28 AM
I'm wondering if 3d backgrounds may be the way to go. Can I ask your opinion on the backgrounds in this webtoon?

http://www.mangareader.net/black-haze/18

It's simplistic and contrary to usual webtoons uses hand drawn backgrounds. It uses gradients and textures more than anything to give life to the backgrounds, and I think it looks ... functional. (Aeons better than mine at least and nothingness haha)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Manimal on March 29, 2016, 09:39:24 AM
3D backgrounds are pretty lazy, you shouldn't cheap out like that instead of learning to do something. If you're short on time, fair enough, but it's no substitute for learning I think.

This webtoon has simple backgrounds but the use of depth of field adds a lot, I think they do their job in this story though I feel the overall layout makes for a lot of wasted empty space which I am not overly fond of. But the backgrounds are alright, again lots of texture.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 29, 2016, 10:05:01 AM
Eeeeh but they look so clean and perfect!

I see what you mean. The author is creative with how he draws the characters in relation with the background.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Manimal on March 29, 2016, 10:19:09 AM
Eeeeh but they look so clean and perfect!

That is the problem with them. I don't think everything needs to look perfect and refined. 3D backgrounds to me are limited, there is not as much you can express with it. They just seem like a shortcut to me, unless you actual make them yourself.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on March 29, 2016, 03:04:31 PM
if you make a 3d background well, you can do well.
i happen to be of the group that does not like 3d backgrounds, but i cannot help but agree if you know what you are doing, you can do it "better" than traditional , especially with repetitional objects like columns, and repeating the scene again from a different angle, which saves the most time of all because you had to design the thing the first time, you just have to re-size it.

i assume this is the same artist:
traditional:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqqj07WnQqs&index=26&list=PLPXUtUjog4s3fw8F5KpR6YSBCVmiHmLru
3D:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAUKymZigxQ&index=8&list=PLPXUtUjog4s3fw8F5KpR6YSBCVmiHmLru

its different, but both are good good.

watch the videos anyway, you learn a lot. in the 3d video, they actually trace the 3D model, which may be a good tradeoff, getting the accuracy of 3d modelling, but the feel of traditional drawn

@leco and good job drawing, lego, the moment you said about drawing a trolley i had a panic attack imagining it :P

i use these for inspiration drawing clutter/item heavy shelves. bit of perspective in there as well.
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=hebitsukai&tbm=isch

sorry for poor english, seriously tired :P
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Post by: Walter B on March 29, 2016, 03:29:30 PM
How can I get 3D backgournd quickly. is there some place where you can download a lot of them to use them in your drawings?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 29, 2016, 03:37:16 PM
This is a great resource I found on that front while investigating the same subject

http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=18188

@suuper right? It's that exact feeling that just eats at my drive to draw.

Haha, get some sleep dude! But thanks for the videos. I've seen that basketball one before, but didn't ever see the drawing video for it. Love this artist too. Instant wallpaper
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on March 29, 2016, 03:49:38 PM
handy tutorial.
i want to know how to export google sketchup to a line art, with lines tapering into the distance (thick lines = closer, thin lines=far). i dont think it exists within the styles feature, the lines are rendered the same regardless of distance. thats why the artist traced them in the video

yeah goodnight :P
ive been ill (yeah , again) and my sleep is so messed up right now :P

cant wait until all of us on MR have our serial mangas
if enough of us get there eventually, we could have a MR magazine :P
seriously gotta sleep now, ive started going all dreamy and mushy
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 02, 2016, 08:41:05 PM
Hopefully things work out that way man haha.
Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/gfpoYAI.png)[/URL]

(http://i.imgur.com/u49FLsv.jpg)


Test page. I got a new bunch of pens and am aiming to find a starting method to make my pages. Figuring out if I need storyboards or not, or if I want colour pages, grayscale or black and white.

I really need to find something that works for me. I'm about done with training on the side. I'd rather learn how to draw as I make the projects that I want to make
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on April 03, 2016, 03:35:59 AM
i dont think there is anyone who does not need a storyboard. for an individual page, yes you can just about get away with not using it, but for planning whole chapters, its good to make sure the flow of the story goes from page to page effectively.

in terms of time, colour will take AAAAAAAGGGGGEEEEEESSSSSSS, compared to black and white and greyscale.

i hope you find what style suits you best :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 04, 2016, 09:45:40 AM
Yeah, same here.

Just a little fun project I'm doing. Will draw Monday-chan today.
(http://i.imgur.com/hKMNW7A.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 23, 2016, 12:22:08 AM
Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/2NssokX.jpg)
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(http://i.imgur.com/CfqjZg8.jpg)

Writing has been going swell, but the block on the drawing front is way too much now. I need to be drawing comics, but the self editor on that front is even worse than the one on the writing front. Going to try to acclimatize myself by drawing random comics from random scenes.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Walter B on April 23, 2016, 06:06:19 AM
I like the first panel of the second pic, the torso came out nice. The face also looks nice. Is cool that you make lips. Almost nobody draws lips so it kind of gives you a "style". keep it up!!!!  ;)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 23, 2016, 09:57:56 AM
Thank's Walter B! I sure hope to at least haha. Is the dialogue readeable?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Walter B on April 23, 2016, 10:08:17 AM
sure! I can read it
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 23, 2016, 03:14:01 PM
Ah, cool haha. I think I want to try more digital editing though, but for now I just want to draw test pages.
Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/CVaPBxm.jpg)
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(http://i.imgur.com/SXLky2I.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on April 23, 2016, 04:07:14 PM
good joke
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 23, 2016, 04:38:12 PM
Reading the page to Haddaways' What is love would make it even more amazing
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Walter B on April 23, 2016, 05:10:42 PM
haha nice reveal!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MisterSherbetLemon on April 24, 2016, 01:00:29 PM
Heh, Sherbet approves this comic  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: AmanoMai on April 24, 2016, 01:04:34 PM
what did ya' do to get stabbed like that, son?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 24, 2016, 02:34:17 PM
I was thinking about it the whole day. I think he refused to go fight with her somewhere in some war or something. She's a heroine sort and he's just a lazy ass who can't be bothered haha.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on April 24, 2016, 07:56:39 PM
Baby don't hurt me...no more...

Ouch!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 25, 2016, 05:01:33 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/OQzY3oc.jpg)

Keep on stumbling into really bad days. It should just be sketchy stuff but this gulf between the pros and being an amateur is the most endlessly frustrating thing on the planet.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 11, 2016, 05:42:43 PM
Lego At The Pub

Page 1
(http://i.imgur.com/x0tGEE9.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on May 14, 2016, 11:33:15 PM
Good job men hgahaha but im wanting for clean lines hha and details
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 15, 2016, 05:50:10 AM
Ah, Killer B. I wish I could man, I really wish I could haha. It just doesn't work for some reason. Hey, you want to try making a comic again? I'm lazy. Too lazy
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on May 15, 2016, 06:14:03 AM
Yeah its on my plan though on my comeback yeah of course men
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 22, 2016, 03:42:51 PM
Drawing Dump
(http://i.imgur.com/3z0iCqs.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/sU5nIp6.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/YtUa3Qi.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/nD1ZccW.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/gx47XSt.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/GUfHGL6.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/LLcQuDC.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/GPLITY6.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/u4cW8BH.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/qtzE69w.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/9aIGV3p.jpg)

Sam and Samuel. Samurai Siblings. She does the talking. He does most of the cutting. She's older than him by 17 seconds.

(http://i.imgur.com/v4m9Nun.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/XvjCFAn.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/pZpgwzj.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/UCyp9k6.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/792awba.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/cDhtqsX.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/0QIXV00.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/CnGEHzC.jpg)



Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 22, 2016, 07:18:25 PM
Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/Q6eToY9.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Lk83bDb.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/hQEkTcb.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/wBJ1f5w.jpg)
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(http://i.imgur.com/d91u5fu.jpg)
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(http://i.imgur.com/Nl5EBam.jpg)
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(http://i.imgur.com/LSsDFbY.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/yRrvfmq.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/vSGQZUP.jpg)
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(http://i.imgur.com/4JYAadm.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Fronomenal on May 22, 2016, 08:33:54 PM
It's been a while since I checked out the art box. This style of yours is really coming along nicely Lego.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 22, 2016, 08:52:09 PM
Cheers man. I had an interesting weekend and recieved a bunch of free flyers that I've just been going crazy on. Still considering a comic as well. Still just screwing around with ink.

You drew too right? How goes it on that front? Share!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Fronomenal on May 22, 2016, 09:00:45 PM
Lol if you talking stickman sketches, then yeah I'm a artist lol! But naw man. I'm strictly a writer.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 22, 2016, 09:33:01 PM
Haha, stickmen can still be used to show a story. But yeah I get you
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 23, 2016, 04:01:33 PM
Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/Dam4xAL.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/LVtl7PS.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/mbyYxi3.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/VNDzPhw.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on May 26, 2016, 08:19:18 AM
Cool drawings there men i think ur problem is focus and patience hha
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on May 26, 2016, 04:59:20 PM
youve done a lot since i last commented lego!
(although thats partly my fault for not being active lol)

nice to see your quantity up and energetic poses and detailed characters. i would say your proportions need work, but im starting to think your style is deviating from normal proportions, so i think you are going down a more "cartoony" route, so i wouldnt necessarily think thats good or bad. it depends what style you are aiming at.
i think you need more details (folds etc) though in the sketches, even when working quickly, not that you dont have any, which is a good start.

keep it up and sorry i wasnt very clear/helpful :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 27, 2016, 04:10:03 PM
Haha, well you've been busy.

I got a stack of papers that have really been helping me churn out drawings, but I still want to get started on my comic, but it just doesnt work.

Proportion and the third dimension just dont work for me. I keep on seeing Kim Jung Gi's work and I know he's a genius, but there's a sense of space that I just can't hope to understand. I can emulate it by copying a photo but I just dont see it. Same thing with observing people on the street haha.

I guess I have always liked the way Oda can twist and bend his characters, and the line can do cool things without looking too accurate. I've always liked the sketchy style of art better anyways. Ashley Wood is a god on that front haha. Love his Metal Gear rendition so much.

I'll try to learn some cheat details like folds and the like. Still too scared to practice hands though .

@Killer B haha, those are things that'll take years to have methinks!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on May 27, 2016, 04:31:44 PM
i have indeed been busy lol
i hope to become less busy and more manga-busy :P

Proportion and the third dimension just dont work for me. I keep on seeing Kim Jung Gi's work and I know he's a genius, but there's a sense of space that I just can't hope to understand. I can emulate it by copying a photo but I just dont see it. Same thing with observing people on the street haha.
yes i have a similar feeling but with different topics. its like you feel you will never understand it well enough to do it yourself......cant say i know how to get out of that one, just keep practising and i am sure we will find our way out :P
i know what you mean that you can copy a photo but cant think of or draw it yourself, i totally get that  a lot myself now :P

Still too scared to practice hands though .
again i know the feeling. when i get like that, i start by copying very small amounts of details, like if i was copying a face, i just draw the shape of the eye and thats it. when after a few sketches i feel a little comfortable and i can draw a few more details.
i would say one thing, from my own experience, i didnt find how to draw hand tutorials very helpful. gesture drawing of hands helps me find my own guidlines to use, rather than using someone elses, because we all think differently. hope that helps a little.

I still want to get started on my comic, but it just doesnt work.
its like you are saying what i am thinking. but, if you are not confident, like myself, better to focus on the basics and build your core skills, because that will always be useful, no matter what.

good work, keep it up, and hope you can pick up confidence to draw greater things!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 27, 2016, 04:42:12 PM
That sounds like a plan dude.

Yeah, I will gripe but just keep at it really. Nothing else for it haha.

Ive seen hand tutorials and none of them hit the spot. I just need to figure something out. Oh wait, Monsterful once had an online drawing course with a really cool hand tutorial there. It was nice and simple. And you know what, we might as well finally have a hand drawing workshop on the forum haha. Interested?


Yeah sounds like a plan. I'm hoping this weekend will be the one where I finally make more progress, but we'll see. Best of luck your side too.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on May 27, 2016, 05:04:35 PM
i am always interested in any sort of workshop and drawing plan :P

my health is getting better so i can afford to be more consistent here on MR, and I should be completely healthy in 3-4 months, meaning i will be back to full power, which i have not had since before i started drawing manga properly (3-4 years), so that should be interesting lol

yeah keep working hard yourself, i am sure our hard work will eventually pay off :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 27, 2016, 05:11:27 PM
Aye aye aye. Must suck man, glad to hear things are better at least.

I'll just go ahead and make the workshop then haha
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on May 27, 2016, 05:40:14 PM
yup i will join it soon :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: The SlamJam on May 27, 2016, 08:25:25 PM
Haha, well you've been busy.

I got a stack of papers that have really been helping me churn out drawings, but I still want to get started on my comic, but it just doesnt work.

Proportion and the third dimension just dont work for me. I keep on seeing Kim Jung Gi's work and I know he's a genius, but there's a sense of space that I just can't hope to understand. I can emulate it by copying a photo but I just dont see it. Same thing with observing people on the street haha.

I guess I have always liked the way Oda can twist and bend his characters, and the line can do cool things without looking too accurate. I've always liked the sketchy style of art better anyways. Ashley Wood is a god on that front haha. Love his Metal Gear rendition so much.


I understand your frustration, it's a very difficult concept to get. I don't get it either, but occassionally i see a slight glimmer of hope when sketching, and it seems worth it. The flow of the last few characters that you posted, good work :)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 30, 2016, 04:45:34 PM
Cheers Slam Jam. Just got to keep on keeping on I suppose


Legoh

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/KsjXxbY.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/nsi7Thr.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/GaMdN5o.jpg)

Daisy
Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/r7L9BuU.jpg)



Mary Cher from BATTLEAXE Mary. She is happy to have found someone for her axe to attend to
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(http://i.imgur.com/GewGA5n.jpg)


Harvard - An A Grade student who suddenly decided to become a mercenary with swords. Since he is naturally talented at everything he makes a name for himself. His two friends tag along

Jim Jones II - Also an A Grade student who decided to use pickaxes for his extracurricular activities. Also an accomplished computer scientist

Brett - A warm hearted brute who mentors Harvered and Jim to keep them from getting themselves killed
Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/MRDsw4N.jpg)


A failed self portrait and Pirate Lark - Just a shipmate who went down in legend for never getting a single scar in his entire pirating career even until his death - he died peacefully of old age, and also of the reputation for both being the luckiest man alive and a coward

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/RpBEIsI.jpg)




Dunno

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(http://i.imgur.com/EIQioxi.jpg)



Sammy Unamused - A knife wielding telekinetic who only wants to spend her days having a boring day job and a boring life with no big fates, but she can't help but feel annoyed when criminals cause a nuisance nearby.

She denies it, but being a hero is in her blood. She battles against PR agents and fellow agents who want her to take up a suit and alias while trying to keep her job even though everyone knows her identity.
Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/Y4lO7DN.jpg)




Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Walter B on June 04, 2016, 04:22:17 PM
that some awesome stuff buddy I am sure you will become awesome in no time

suppertramp: I really wish you the best recovery and hope to see more stuff in the future!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 04, 2016, 07:59:45 PM
Thanks Walter B. Just trying to work my way up there somehow.

Exile Dieties
(http://i.imgur.com/6DX0vAp.jpg)

5 friends become gods in their own universes and screw up badly. One of them decides to find the others and abandon their universes and creations to get back to the original world they came back from and become normal again. All the while they are hunted and disdained by their own subjects, even as the regret from seeing their failure haunts them

Or at least that's the idea.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on June 05, 2016, 07:53:38 AM
wow crazy cool idea :P
and nice panel. unless it is deliberate, i would recommend not having lots of diagonal lines when panelling (that might just have been you sketching real quick and they are meant to be straight), that way when you do use diagonal panels, its a lot more effective/impactful :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 05, 2016, 03:17:27 PM
Thanks suuper haha. Too bad it's just an idea for now. I would love to work on it though.

I definitely need to use a ruler. But I also want to learn to free hand straight lines. You know how to do that?

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on June 05, 2016, 03:28:09 PM
hmmmmmm just practice and learn how you do it wrongly. then draw a slightly curved line in the opposite direction to your error. the two cancel each other out and you have a much straighter line. its like throwing something in the bin, if you miss you aim more to the right or left to counteract your mistake. but you will not get a perfectly straight line, but it will be significantly better. try drawing with your arm, not your hand or wrist. and dont move too quickly try and maintain control at all times. but if you are being serious then a ruler is a must.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 05, 2016, 03:37:26 PM
I'll keep that in mind then. Come to think of it I really need to keep up with my left hand training. But guh laziness
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on June 05, 2016, 03:41:31 PM
im not too sure left hand drawing is too relevant to do it frequently. its handy every now and then and you do learn bits and bobs, but unless you plan on losing a hand anytime soon, theres not much point building up a lot of coordination. unless you have a good reason :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 05, 2016, 03:53:01 PM
Because I aim to be a shounen protagonist who learns everything using willpower? Haha I see what you mean. In any case, I'll post something in my next reply to avoid getting too off topic. Thanks as always for the comments dude.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 13, 2016, 07:18:12 AM
Written a so far 5 page storyboard that I'm trying to turn into a comic. Again, still on the testing board. I really want to go in and colour or tone it but my brain shuts down on that front. The scripting process was nice to try out though.

(http://i.imgur.com/kjmPXfK.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on June 13, 2016, 07:35:43 AM
pretty interesting premise so far :P
is the total thing 5 pages, or thats just how much you have done so far?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 13, 2016, 07:39:12 AM
That's just how much I've done so far. I got stuck trying to develop the characters.

Yeah... I just learnt that preplanning makes drawing easier. I hate anything to do with planning but having some faces for the characters at least makes it easier to think of what to draw next. Sigh. Dammit I was hoping one could always go with the flow on these sorts of things.

Question for you suuper: How would you use 3d to make this page? Would you apply it at all?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on June 13, 2016, 12:13:04 PM
preplanning does indeed make drawing easier, but one can have the tendency to over plan and never get to the drawing phase. typically i am like that, so i just focus on upping my basic skills so when i eventually draw my manga my proportions / shade / design etc will be better so its not wasting my time :P

based on my (limited) experience and basic thoughts and planning so far:

typically you would use sketchup for:
-frequently used (viewed) objects (guns, camera, washing machine,phone) (i call them props a lot of the time)
-buildings that you want to use more than once, although to keep in the same style all buildings might be a good idea.
-complex items that are just hard to draw from your head anyway (motor parts, mechas etc) (plus if you want more than one shot/angle then it saves again)

typically dont use sketchup for:
-scenery/plants etc (only use basic shapes for planning only if you must)
-people and animals (again only use for basic shape/proprtion planning only)
-effects (water/fire/electricity etc - but how do you do this in sketchup anyway i have no idea :P)
-organic shapes that are harder to draw in sketchup than is worth your while
-something that you will only draw once and can draw easily.

I did a redraw of your page to illustrate this as best as i could. i mucked up the scale on the middle image but you get the idea :P
in sketchup, i used export>2D image to get the images, then dragged into GIMP and rescaled, then set layer to multiply to see the panel lines. it was a bit messy because i was working quickly just to give you an idea :P

(http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/l627/suupertramp/Misc/Untitled_zpszcxovdyv.png) (http://s1127.photobucket.com/user/suupertramp/media/Misc/Untitled_zpszcxovdyv.png.html)

hope that gives you an idea of how i am thinking so far. sketchup really comes into its own for buildings though :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 13, 2016, 12:27:42 PM
Whoa suuper that is amazing! Thanks a lot for this critique! Yikes that is going the extra mile dude. Serious props! 

Hmm I see. I definitely need to get Sketchup savy at this point haha.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on June 13, 2016, 02:13:15 PM
glad to be of help, i think i benefited just as much from doing it as well. i used the grid in GIMP to get those neat lines, with the path stroke function.

yes sketchup really helps to know how to use it, i made each of those simple swords in like 2 minutes each.
i might try and do a video or forum tutorial with extra super tips but it takes a lot of effort because i want to be precise and concise :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 13, 2016, 05:37:05 PM
Some random sketches on the side
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(http://i.imgur.com/bkqAgIi.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/oDr9ARg.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/fLD2eHr.jpg)

Pages 2 and 3
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(http://i.imgur.com/q5wmu4f.jpg)
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(http://i.imgur.com/6ghqCw4.jpg)



Second and third pages. The cabin on the second page fell completely short of expectations, but I hope the general idea of what it looks like works? Haha. The thumbnail was more informative at this point.

Backgrounds man, backgrounds.

In any case the pages were once again, that much simpler to make. I imagine if someone makes all the assets ready for a comic before they start working on it things can go that much smoother.

I really want to get into toning practice but I don't know what I want to choose on that front yet. Still considering.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on June 13, 2016, 07:33:35 PM
Getting some good progress with your comic pages, Lego! ^^
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 13, 2016, 07:38:19 PM
Thanks Austa!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on June 14, 2016, 02:25:25 PM
good detail on that larger face :)
unless i misunderstood, the last sentence should be "THERE", not "THEY'RE"

you say you are still considering what style of toning to use, do you have a selection to choose from already?
why not try a page in every style and see which one you like the most :P

yes when the pages are just rough sketches, you dont need all the details of the buildings etc. but only if you are confident you can add the detail in later, otherwise its good practice to draw as detailed as possbile :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 14, 2016, 03:03:05 PM
Well that was a painful grammo. Darn. I retire as a writer!

I guess I'll go for that then. I have one last scripted page remaining so I'll work with that.

Haha I can't say that these are sketches for me. I wish that were the case and there was a way to pimp them out more but that's just my level right now haha.

Thanks for the pointers as always
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 15, 2016, 10:27:56 PM
page 4
(http://i.imgur.com/aEt9wSY.png)

The interview begins


And that's officially all I had scripted. I wonder if I can still wing it. More than anything I definitely need to be making more comic pages. There's just nothing coming out of theorizing how I'll tone or how I plan to make a workflow for a more 'complete' comic without actually making the darned things. So I'll just learn by doing... I guess.

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 16, 2016, 04:54:30 PM
page 5
(http://i.imgur.com/75TuMn3.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on June 17, 2016, 02:44:19 PM
some serious improvements on the faces, they look a lot more defined, and recognizable from one shot to the next.
yes winging it is an unusual experience, but to be honest, you learn so much from it, its totally worth it, even if what you produce at the end of it doesnt really match up to your standards, your experience will be 1000000x more worth it :P
keep it up :P
it would be nice to have a bit more backgrounds in the pages, but do what you can :P
nice to see the shading on the faces in the other last page
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 17, 2016, 02:52:03 PM
Cheers suuper. Always enjoy seeing your input. I'll see if I can force in some more background there. I have a small booklet that may give me some ideas on that front. I won't shade much on the next page, but I hope to get to doing that regularly. Honestly I'm just scared of stopping and disturbing my momentum haha
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on June 17, 2016, 02:56:25 PM
yes go for the momentum over everything else, including quality. this is one of the rare cases where just doing it is more beneficial :P
i keep forgetting to learn how to shade hair manga style and i end up just winging it all the time.
seriously art has way too much to learn :P
looking forward to the next page :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 17, 2016, 03:00:56 PM
That's the exact thing! I feel so unprepared for the challenges a comic page throws at me. I always feel so comfortable 'improving' my art by drawing from photos or following tutorials or something then realize I don't know how to draw a cabin in the woods or how in the world I'm supposed to draw a shopping cart. There's just some curves this whole thing throws at you that teach you to widen your idea of whats actually involved in drawing sequential art more...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on June 17, 2016, 03:17:12 PM
yes drawing a manga is the point in life for an artist when they realize what they cant draw :P
im trying to do the same as you and do manga pages, but i just cant stop my normal practice, or rather whenever i go to stop is when i have a good idea and draw something good :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 17, 2016, 03:32:00 PM
Would really love to see more work from you on that front though! Still, your gallery has awesome sketches and 3d works there.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on June 17, 2016, 04:05:09 PM
thanks, haha well it all takes time :P
i havnt had too much time recently with other responsibilites otherwise i wanted to have started a quick manga :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on June 19, 2016, 12:52:24 AM
thats impressive lego dude haha i quite like it
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 19, 2016, 07:28:03 PM
Thanks Killer B!

page 6
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After an awesome tutorial from suuper I incooperated 3d backgrounds in my story. Complicated process to get scanned. I need to buy a light table to be able to do this efficiently. Toning is still too much of a hassle for me haha.

But I have to say: 3d is amazing in how much it reduces the time needed for a background. It can't be underestimated. If I learnt anything from suupers' tutorial and playing around with Sketchup in general is that efficiency is king in the end.

All of us raiders on MR are trying to get a product out, but we've got to accept we're one man teams so any time saving techniques should not be underestimated.

Personally I don't know how far I want to go in terms of using aids to get a comic drawn, but I'll sure as heck look into it. 3d backgrounds? Sure. Posemaniacs for poses? Why not? My aim is to tell a story in a manga, so I'll have to sacrifice that 'master at the table doing everything by hand' feeling if I want to get my projects done.

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Echo_River on June 20, 2016, 11:42:22 AM
Nicely done! The backgrounds really add a lot O:
Also neat to see how you could re-angle the characters when the perspective changed slightly.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on June 20, 2016, 03:40:43 PM
@lego yes you sometimes have to sacrifice your "pride" as an artist if you want to get to the end results in the fastest time possible. in some ways we tend to call this cheating, but it depends what you personally want at the end of it

although.........in therms of long-term efficiency, i think gaining absolute skills in perspective and poses may have a slight advantage of speed above tracing in that you dont have to look anything up reference-wise and can think more freely. but its a close call.

thats a great use of the sketchup to give you the strongly accurate perspective. tracing over the sketchup still keeps the sketchy feel :P
i'm glad you were able to achieve something :P
i think i am going to avoid tracing the sketchup, i tried tracing digitally once and just gave up in getting it to look nice, so i will try and make the best renders possible and make them look manga-ish instead, which is equally difficult :P
if you are going traditionally, then tracing using a light box is a neat idea. you need to make sure the reference is the right scale which might be a bother but its possible :P

i recommend toning digitally, but if you want to do it traditionally, i know of a cheap (10-20 times cheaper) way to get screentone and it is identical :P

im still wondering how to use sketchup for the characters in getting the scale and positions right, especially shadows if you want to make it more complicated :P

keep it up!

PS- i just noticed your manga read from right to left, no wonder it felt weird to read :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 20, 2016, 05:05:17 PM
Yeah, there's no escaping the fact that skills will help you along the line. Mangaka do level up quite a bit and can do a hell of a lot assistant or no.

I can also set the lines to look sketchy from within Sketchup itself, but yeah exactly that. I can understand wanting to leave the lines as is and rendering them in-software. I wish I knew how to do that.

Now, to buy one hahaha.


I'd rather tone digitally, but if you know something teru meee. How does one get their hands on toning tools?


PS - Wait it reads from left to right american comic style! *sweatdrop


@If Echo Sama is pleased then I am happy with what I've done haha. Thanks!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on June 20, 2016, 05:22:21 PM
sorry i meant left to right, you can tell i was confused :P

yes i am aware of the sketchy render in sketchup , i cant say i am too keen on it but i may try it sometime.

for saving a render in sketchup go to File>Export>2D graphic :P
sorry i forgot to mention it when we talked we ran out of time :P

as for toning tools, as far as i know an eraser and craft knife (+ruler) are all you need (plus a spoon or something and spare paper to smooth it down). but the tone paper itself is kind of special, its a transparent plastic non permanent sticker. and it just turns out a lot of shops which sell labels also sell this material as part of their items. you can get a full A4 page sticker for 40 cents or less in bulk packs. you can then print whatever tone you want on the blank pages and use them as screen tone. i have purchased both real screentone and made my own using this method and there is NO difference, other than your print quality (which may be excellent anyway) and actual screentone comes in larger than A4. i cant remember off hand how much screentone costs but im pretty sure its more, plus you are limited to their packs, which you may not use half of the patterns, wasting money and your storage/desk space :P

and regardless of what method you use to make your manga, you will improve anyway, so do what suits you at the moment, and every now and then check that its still the best way for you :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 20, 2016, 05:57:44 PM
Yeaup. I figured that out. Was crazy easy to do haha.

I'll definitely need a tutorial on that front to understand what exactly goes down. Could be real interesting to learn! Do you think Graymarkers are good for this sort of thing as well?

Yeah, that's what I hope for!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on June 21, 2016, 09:29:33 AM
hmmm if you mean greymarkers as in just normal copic markers for art, then typically i would say no
screentone has those dots that make it nice to print and pattern, and they are solid black. overall they look grey/patterned because there is white space all around them :P
you can of course make a drawing look like screentone by editing with GIMP afterwards, which is what i plan on doing :P
-its the newsprint filter by the way if you want to try it out :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on June 22, 2016, 02:41:24 AM
lego dude the background is nice especially be showing their badass poses haha lego ur doing great but i just notice the hands at the end haha  :D its ok keep up the badass faces
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 26, 2016, 08:01:00 PM
Thanks Killer B!

@suuper I'll see what I can do


Random sketches. Still thinking of continuing the Penance tests, but I ran out of script to work with and that made storyboarding way too slow. Will need to write a bit more for that to continue in any way or form

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(http://i.imgur.com/KtsFAWW.jpg)
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Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on June 27, 2016, 05:33:11 PM
not sure why, but coloured lines always look better for sketches :P

your style is getting stronger each time you post stuff, things are starting to look more consistent as well, keep it up :P

would love to see more of the manga though :P

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on June 28, 2016, 10:15:11 PM
I like the black hair dude at the 2nd picture i know its not finish hha  ;)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 30, 2016, 05:20:38 PM
Haha, they're just sketches Killer B, but thanks

@suuper I actually scripted the rest of it, but I haven't gotten around to drawing for it yet. Still procrastinating

Lux Iocus
(http://i.imgur.com/gDlh7Am.jpg)


Lux Iocus, Goddess of Traffic Lights, is responsible for all traffic lights on the planet. She is a top tier prankster, always making sure to pull up red lights for those with urgent appointments. When she wants to though, she can give people who she likes a stretch of uninterrupted green lights.

Her shirt changes colours sometimes when she's feeling a particular mood very strongly e.g complete red when she's mad or complete green when she's feeling benevolent

She loves all sorts of multi coloured candy.  She loves the night because that's when traffic lights look best.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Austadophilus on June 30, 2016, 07:00:56 PM
Pulling red lights for those in urgent appointments?! This is a being of pure evil, Lego! Pure evil!

Nice coloring though and she definitely portrays a mischievous and happy spirit! Well done! Well done! And I do like the idea of her mood changing depending on the traffic lights. <3
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 30, 2016, 07:14:30 PM
Haha thanks! I'll be looking forward to yours Austa

And yeah, I have not yet had the misfortune of suffering under her tyranny. I shall walk all the time to avoid it! Muhuhahahaha
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on July 01, 2016, 02:47:55 PM
@lego i knew someone was to blame for those red light days :P i like your handwriting :P

And yeah, I have not yet had the misfortune of suffering under her tyranny. I shall walk all the time to avoid it! Muhuhahahaha
what about pedestrian lights? like if all the car traffic lights are green you cant cross haha :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 01, 2016, 03:11:48 PM
Dammit, one mans' fortune is another mans' bad luck.

Inky pens treat me well, but thin precise stuff makes my writing look monstorous muhuhahaha. I expect yours is some sort of cursive printer-level stuff
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on July 01, 2016, 03:38:43 PM
haha actually my handwriting is fairy illegible. it used to be neat, but when writing notes in class, i had to get faster and faster, and i just never got back to writing normally :P
its so true that the tools you use affect your handwriting though, it probably because you have to hold them differently.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: DBNext on July 04, 2016, 04:14:43 AM
Your drawings have a certain flow to them now, really reminds me of One Piece, especially those red sketches. Proportions are also much better, keep it up  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 06, 2016, 11:52:08 PM
Thanks a lot man haha. If I can even approach some of that level of creativity I'd be set haha.

Long time no see DBNext!

@suuper ah, I should've guessed the other way. And that's for sure yeah. Different pens have different personalities hahaha *speaks like a wise master


Large Sketch dump.
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(http://i.imgur.com/refg25t.jpg)

Tekki Mathers. A rounin who roams metropolises in order to find music for her walkman and targets for her blade.

(http://i.imgur.com/CelYsiu.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Rw0TM9U.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/gZSXA1l.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Zjc9TCc.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/fVcSKMA.jpg)
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(http://i.imgur.com/shBH9KT.jpg)

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Abandoned Legoc sketch and other

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The Hecta - Legendary bounty hunters travel the stars, fighting cybernetically enhanced tooth and laser nail to survive in a world of fight or die

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(http://i.imgur.com/PN7abwQ.jpg)
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(http://i.imgur.com/4mHobQI.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/XbWJgRg.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/9uYz4wR.jpg)

Teresa Tirol is a business woman - who deals in death

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(http://i.imgur.com/F6OQrR8.jpg)

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Jax - A blacksmith who delivers hero weaponry to their designated targets. Along the line he learns  how to use several different kinds of weapons.


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(http://i.imgur.com/5xkn7lt.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zKjCh66.jpg)

Sammy, Julia and Era. Three terrifyingly strong ladies who take on anything with a mixture of brawn, brains and sheer terror


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(http://i.imgur.com/Mnjylli.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/tiCV9sM.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/OeNXXpu.jpg)
Harvard Smith

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A Tai-chi martial artist and a holy knight meet together in a journey to save the lands from a corrupt kingdom and evil forces. They both learn to respect eachothers' philosophies and the unlikely pair end up travelling together

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MisterSherbetLemon on July 07, 2016, 06:03:47 AM
The concepts are nice and clear dude, you've got a great variety of characters in there!

Did I spot a Che Guavara t-shirt on one of them haha?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on July 07, 2016, 07:02:43 AM
Many sketches hhha i like the shirt with a face meen too cool and i like almost all of the characters hha
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Ryan on July 07, 2016, 12:54:04 PM
Good work, really. Keep doing what you're doing with that recent sketch dump; method, process, whatever it is. Reflect on your own successful drawings, as well as the failed ones. You have both now.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on July 07, 2016, 01:04:30 PM
More than anything, I appreciate your sense of style. Like, looking at your art, I'm reminded of designer sketches for clothing. I've commented on how smooth your contour lines are before, but that really shows through in a lot of these sketches. They seem so complete, yet so spontaneous. It's refreshing, in a way.

That slant though.

But, seriously, man, I wish I had your dedication to constantly put up doodles and sketches and stuff like that. I haven't really done much of any of that lately.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 07, 2016, 02:55:21 PM
Dat slant. I'm suffering exactly what people warned about when it came to learning things wrong hahahaha. Dammit I need to artificially correct that with rulers or my drawing surface or something.

Thanks Mahlua, that means a lot haha. After drawing for a while I thought I hadn't developed anything at all .

I've just been trying to go all in with using up all the free time I have. When I'm in transit or waiting for something I have these small papers that I just go ham on. I really wish I had a better memory though. Kim Jung Gi is so bosslike on that front.

@Ryan thanks man. I actually am having a process that I'm working on streamlining, and it's going real well.

@Killer B thanks dude! It's been a fun run

@Sherbert and yeaup that's Chev. I googled the famous image and was trying to see if it worked. I was going to name all of them but was too exhausted to even bother this time around. They all have stories though. Far too many to tell.

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 07, 2016, 05:20:18 PM
@Austa
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(http://i.imgur.com/Ozh8S1l.jpg)
Cy-Mei is the goddess of wi-fi. She walks around with her holy umbrella of infinite high speed internet access, sometimes surprising the unsuspecting daily browser with a sudden spike in internet speed. For those who know how to track her, they chase after with their laptops open, unable to tear themselves away from that moment where she bestowed her 'blue blessing' on them.

She's a massive hipster and pack rat, so much that she's even been called a goddess of thievery sometimes she  picksup whatever interests her, encoding it into an arm band and putting it on her left hand.

She also loves coffee and haunts several coffee shops across the cities of the planet.


NOT to be mixed with the internet god or anything. She's certainly in the same realm, but only responsible for a great connection to the internet.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on July 08, 2016, 04:29:11 PM

 I'm reminded of designer sketches for clothing.

i was about to exactly say that myself :P
i love the range of clothes and style you have drawn lego, thats something that i just cant seem to manage myself :P
and your style has really become more uniform now, i think you can afford to spend some more time on some sketches to add more detail and make them sharper!
nice amount of work and keep it up :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 13, 2016, 08:09:32 AM
Thanks people. I do want to learn to draw different kinds of clothing. I tend to end up with the same poses. And hidden hand syndrome haha.

Well your drawings look consistent at least. Something I want to work on, but I'm glad my style is solidifying into something.

Erm, I listened to what you said, but I'll try to be more careful the next time, after this current dump. Slaving over a single concept just isn't in my blood man. Maybe for something like the Hero Coats or another project, but for my personal drawing as far as I can see it'd just be adding makeup to a rock - Without the actual skill to draw epic clothing and proportioned bodies, no matter how long I work at it it'll still be the same.

Sketch dump.
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(http://i.imgur.com/vKDL3Bj.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/23B6y3W.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/xLAPlUD.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/zE8IVCU.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/5MdgMCS.jpg)

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Erasmus - Son of the King of Druids from that comic I was working on Penance. He abandoned his teachings and became a warrior on the battlefield, but is so loved by nature he manages to be an excellent spellcaster and medicine man despite his best attempts to throw away that aspect of him. He becomes a helpful companion to Ro Graver later in the story.


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The Itypicals - Zane and Martha White, Bella and Ruvian Silver and Jane and Hux - A group of six friends end up meeting eachother on a quest to find new lands for a kingdom torn by war and lack of resources seeking to explore the world. If I ever wrote this story, I'd imagine it to be more of a fantasy drama than anything action packed.

These are people who already had their adventures and found their loves. They're just experienced pros now on yet another grand mission, but they do have a great time catching up to what happened in eachothers' lives as they grew up and resolve some issues that were never sorted out earlier.

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Dregs - A lord so corrupt and cunning he's been designated as a demon to be hunted and killed, a barbarian woman so skilled she makes people look bad and a medusa-snake that's not trusted because of her lineage are sent on a suicide mission to a kingdom that's been overrun by demons.

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Tabitha The Dealmaker - A boxer wants fists strong enough to crush any martial artist foe in all the lands and goes on a contract-signing spree with several demons to incrimentally improve her punching power and technique. She's so street-smart she's on 50 contracts and counting, making a name for herself as The Dealmaker.
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(http://i.imgur.com/LVxt5FR.jpg)
Referenced from an image, a test to see how much I could capture with a few strokes. It was a girl in army fatigues and a coat over a shoulders - for some dog training competition or something.
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Samantha and Robert

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A man seeks to inspire as many people as he can by traumatizing them as they are young, to bolster each and every one of them into seeking revenge against him and becoming powerful as a result. He's trying to spread enough menace in a land he believes too peaceful to survive the coming ages.


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Ariadne has two entire generations of kingdom-saving heroes to look up to. While the task does seem intimidating, she collects information about them even as she tries to find her own path.

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Sketches from people in a coffeeshop

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Urblore - Hipsters meet magic in this story of urban fantasy, where hackers learn dark magic and rappers learn the ways of the samurai.
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(http://i.imgur.com/4yxkBRm.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on July 13, 2016, 11:43:35 AM
I think I'm starting to realize more than anything what I admire is your ability to freely pick up a pen and just draw without fear of how slanted or ""incorrect"" it winds up looking. I can see that you have fun with it, and I think I've kind of forgotten that.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Ryan on July 13, 2016, 02:11:56 PM
Your slant isn't nearly as much as it used to be. As long as you draw with your paper perpendicular to your line of view, you should be fine. Here's an illustration, for fun and demonstration. (http://i.imgur.com/r2U1ZCs.png)
What I usually do is use a 9x12 illustration board as a hard surface so I don't need to deal with the paper folding. They're stiff boards like this, used for illustrations & drawings
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(http://2.cdn.clearbags.us/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/B/A/BACKING_12.jpg)

In terms of your proportions, your proportions aren't really bad. There's just one thing you are doing that is messing things up. Basically, you need to get your shoulder to head/face ratio better. Your proportions tend to be better when you're doing a side view of the figure, because this ratio isn't used in that case.

In other words, the proportions for your bodies are pretty alright, but it's that your head sizes aren't accurate. Of course, your proportions could be better elsewhere, but that applies to mostly everyone. I'll show you what I mean.

In general, a 1:3 ratio between head/face width:shoulders is ideal. We're talking about the body, not clothes here. Clothes can increase this ratio, so don't be fooled by this.

(http://i.imgur.com/vG0dWW4.jpg)
By fixing your shoulder:head proportions, a lot of your body:head proportions are automatically fixed.

Here's the rest of my critique/advice/redlining. (http://i.imgur.com/qaokzxl.jpg)

Keep up the good work. I believe if you take this advice, you won't lose your style or anything, so by any chance that you are afraid of that, don't worry about it. You are already every once in a while falling upon the same guidelines I'm speaking of.

P.S. I thought I almost lost the post while making it, thank god I didn't.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 13, 2016, 03:08:14 PM
Yikes Ryan! You totally red-lined my work! It means a bunch. And I do notice you've had mercy on the 3d dimensionality of the drawings.

I'll try to keep the mid point thing in mind. In my next batch I'll be having a small ruler handy to see if I can help lessen the slant more and make the proportions between the two better.

Yeah, that shoulder looks much better with you decreasing the distance.

Haha it's always terrifying when you almost lose a post. Glad it stuck


- Manimal also told me he uses a hard srface for drawing. I really need me one of those boards. I'll take a look next time in the stationary shop. As for a slanted surface I'll just use books or something to slant it.


@Mahlua hahaha I'll definitely take that as a compliment OTL. Really, it bites me constantly in the back. If you can think things through and draw then you're fine as you are. I just get a crippling demotivation to draw when I overthink things and try to be careful. It's frustrating to people I know but I've learnt that the hard way over and over again haha... Thanks for commenting!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Corycaly on August 02, 2016, 06:49:19 PM
Ryan gave lots of good advice which can be useful to all members. I remember I had some similar mistakes but they disappeared when I got new readin classes and had eye reeducation lessons. Keep working!!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on August 02, 2016, 07:08:58 PM
Yeah, dude knows how to critique for real. Eye reeducation? That actually exists? Yikes, sounds pretty top tier.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on August 03, 2016, 08:26:46 AM
nice sketch dump!
although your sketches are a bit messy, the designs are really varied. do you just think of the clothes designs on the spot, or do you have reference? i have real trouble thinking of anything other than trousers and t-shirt :P

i think Ryan said it all for proportions etc, but i would add, make sure that your guidelines are correctly upright, and then work properly to those guidelines. ive been noticing that because my guidelines slant sometimes, i then follow them "perfectly" to get a totally slanted picture. if the guidelines were straight to begin with, then you have a better chance of making a good drawing.

i think when you have done a sketch, you should try and redraw it with more detail. often for a new pose i will thumnail sketch the pose and clothes first, then draw it larger in full detail. i dont see many of your drawings with a lot of detail, so thats what i think you could try and add.

also, you do the same as me, which is mostly not draw backgrounds. a character looks a lot more real when they have surroundings, and it makes for a more complete drawing.

looking forward to your improvement!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on August 27, 2016, 12:58:37 PM
I just think of them on the spot really, go with the flow. I think things would go better if I referenced and took my time, but it's just not in me to do that at the moment. I would love to, really, but I just get too frustrated trying to work on something and make it masterful, only to have mediocre results. I'd rather be in a flow and have what little fun I can from it.

That's just me, I do know things turn out better if you take your time though for sure. I'm agreed on that.

Upright guidelines... I'm still not sure how to get that done (other than that nifty trick you showed me) I was hoping the triangles I bought would help but noope.

I just have no idea where to start when it comes to backgrounds. .Perspective and all his monstrous friends freaks me out. I'll see what I can do, but don't hold your breath or anything.


Anyhow, sketch dump.


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Sketched a girl I saw on the train, and Stan a Chaos Knight who kills gods with a sword that has a bad name I won't mention here haha

(http://i.imgur.com/G5g8ysE.jpg)
Attempt and failure at seeing 3d forms to construct people.

(http://i.imgur.com/c7dNlKs.jpg)
Some warrior gals, and a quick sketch of the scenery out atrain window

(http://i.imgur.com/vQbJB0w.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/b7ZPi2i.jpg)
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And I'm going to just go ahead and make things I'll call Sketchics, because the endless hunt for the perfect toning isn't working out, and I just want to be able to make my stories even if the art isn't even nearly polished. Right now what I desperately need is mileage

So my first short

"Hearbreaker Samantha"

page 1
(http://i.imgur.com/0R21IlW.jpg)

page 2
(http://i.imgur.com/TjNEi3Y.jpg)

page 3
(http://i.imgur.com/d0b14v8.jpg)

page 4
(http://i.imgur.com/JYfjDmq.jpg)

page 5
(http://i.imgur.com/IVdQT1p.jpg)[/URL]

page 6
(http://i.imgur.com/hEWhYQn.jpg)

page 7
(http://i.imgur.com/bGzBH7Z.jpg)[/URL]

page 8
(http://i.imgur.com/WSgjcLy.jpg)

page 9
(http://i.imgur.com/wnjlrZ2.jpg)

page 10
(http://i.imgur.com/is1tnEc.jpg)


Spoiler
Samantha betrays anyone and everyone to get what she wants and needs. As ever the enigma, nobody knows what her goal is or if anything she does is real. Benjamin knew as much, but still fell in love with her, and still felt betrayed when she eventually left him, and challenged her, at his own peril.

I hope to be able to make more of these for fun. Might as well finish Penance
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Forlorn Serpent on August 27, 2016, 01:09:10 PM
I went through your Heartbreaker Samantha, obviously it was sketches, but the story was clear. The fight scene was cool and it didn't take me out of it because it flowed. I liked it.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on August 27, 2016, 01:31:57 PM
Thanks alot Forlorn, I appreciate it. So long as its clear then I'm ok with it.  Cheers
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on August 28, 2016, 04:24:23 AM
wow lego your character sketches are so cooooool!
although they are seriously sketchy lol

that manga was awesome!
the flow was quite good, im not good at critiquing fight scenes, but i think the sword would have hit the ground earlier, but it was cool was cool where you put it in as well.
what on earth happened to pages 7 and 8, they look like your screwed them up and then changed your mind :P

your sketches drawn with the slightly thicker lines look the best.

as for constructing stuff with shapes, have you tried using shapes to construct stuff when you are copying work as well? i have tried that and its similar to gesture drawing, that you learn how to construct the drawing, not just copy it, which you can then apply to your won drawings.
remember that you can use your own shapes and lines to break down the object or person you are copying, dont use other peoples guideline styles if they dont work for you :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on August 28, 2016, 08:24:31 AM
I'll see how that goes for me in the future, because its really annoying not gleaning anything from what I reference.

Yeah, that's just not going to improve for a while. I'm just not good enough at drawing to pimp those designs out in any way. True stuff though
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on August 28, 2016, 03:37:27 PM
its really annoying not gleaning anything from what I reference.
yeah for me it seems that i get better for only like a couple of hours after doing a bunch of copying/gestures, then i drop back to my normal skill level again, i just cant keep it high :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on August 29, 2016, 08:29:44 PM
Leg pretty awesome there dude hha i like it  ;)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on August 29, 2016, 11:11:21 PM
Thanks Killer B, muchly appreciated.

Not sure if I'll continue these but I have some new ones on my head.




Had a bad night as they always come when I try to be more productive. Spent hours swearing at myself and art. Always happens like clockwork when I try to shut off my inner editor and just get work out. It's ridiculous, and I really don't want to go through that anymore. It's just sooo exhausting haha.

I think I've got it handled for this moment, and I'm not looking forward to the countless mistakes and climb for improvement, but I hope that I can at least start finishing actual comic projects.


NSFW. Language and dark-like
Misfortune Raven

page 1
(http://i.imgur.com/fLWldLV.jpg)

page 2
(http://i.imgur.com/FbtP1J7.jpg)

page 3
(http://i.imgur.com/oVn89Dz.jpg)

Spoiler
A man goes insane from the amount of misfortune in his life, and starts looking for the luckiest person on the planet to ruin their life.



This idea is inspired by Masamune Shirows' art. I'll just be experimenting and copying his style as much as I can   - minus the grayscale haha
The Styx Project

(http://i.imgur.com/fUHw4bo.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/XUPecDp.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/karu441.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/cPk17sO.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/z1yHDcK.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/4aBySGo.png)


Humanity is hibernating to survive the end of a demon apocalpyse where demons hunt after human souls. The super soldier guardian of the sleeping city is bored because of how well things are going... so far...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on August 30, 2016, 10:05:16 AM
shut off my inner editor and just get work out.
yeah, most of my best works comes from when i say "ok im just gonna muck about a bit" ,but when i am serious i get all clunky haha :P

your backgrounds look a little better than before, they are a lot more well defined and less sketchy (they were really sketchy before lol), keep it up :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on August 31, 2016, 06:00:13 PM
Was away so haven't been able to update the comics
 

Sketch Dump
Spoiler
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Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: HydroZephyr on August 31, 2016, 06:51:17 PM
Wow Lego your art keeps getting better and better, good job dude!!
The fairy sketch that you did in your most recent art dump has really inspired me, thanks!
Was away so haven't been able to update the comics
 

Sketch Dump
Spoiler
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(http://i.imgur.com/ZDkkami.jpg)
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[img]http://i.imgur.com/9SuY5ne.jpg)
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Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on August 31, 2016, 06:59:21 PM
Cheers Hydro, I appreciate it. I really do hope so. I'm desperately trying to integrate drawing as something more regular in my daily activities, so I forced myself a little and ran out of ideas at a point, but I did feel good about it in the end.

Glad you could find some form of inspiration from it in the end. Would love to see what you come up with

thanks again
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on September 03, 2016, 09:01:20 AM
@lego you did all those sketches in like 3 days since your last sketch dump?????????
wow lots of drawings haha :P

actually almost every single sketch for your last post seems a lot neater than before, well defined sharp edges, balanced shading and costume. looks like a serious improvement :P
and nice to see a range of characters/body types that are unique from each other, thats something i get stuck on and make everyone look the same :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 03, 2016, 09:58:00 AM
Yeah, I made a post on that called Hyper Beauty syndrome. I seriously feel uncomfortable making odd looking characters. I need to be done with them.

Thanks suuper, I pretty much stepped on the accelerator. I want to be drawing everywhere I go now. I'm on that fine line between drawing being a hobby and something I genuinely want to spend time on so I'm trying to integrate it in my daily life as much as possible.

Unfortunately I keep on makinng false starts with comics haha.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on September 03, 2016, 12:29:59 PM
yeah i know what you mean, even about being on the line of hobby/serious :P
haha well "false starts" give you a lot of practice which will come in handy later :P
looking forward to greater improvement :P
cya later :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 13, 2016, 09:13:40 PM
Sketch Dump
(http://i.imgur.com/zkF7o6q.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/MNNPXcw.jpg)
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Watson
(http://i.imgur.com/E48DKmy.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Manimal on September 13, 2016, 10:32:07 PM
Neato sketch dump. I think for what you draw with these are cool, especially the full body shots. Like for a pen drawing on that scale they look pretty solid and well put together. A fun cast of varied characters, I like rat man. I assume you draw this stuff pretty quick to eh?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 14, 2016, 05:34:09 AM
Thanks Manimal. And yeah, they're pretty much all fast sketches, but it doesn't mean if I take longer they'll magically get better unfortunately. I just needed to get these out real bad. I hit an inspiration burnout, but was glad to see my pen could still move.

I hope to be able to start on background sketches too.

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on September 14, 2016, 10:07:50 AM
Although seriously, "Cut all bastards, and feed them to dogs" would be a great name for a punk album.


A lot of these character sketches remind me of street artist caricatures. Little bit of a Picasso vibe coming off a few as well. (There was one headshot of a woman in there for instance)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Nairbons on September 14, 2016, 12:48:17 PM
I gotta say: I still like it when you drift away from the more anime style of art in your pen sketches, Lego. You've got something of your own going on that could be a slam dunk if you keep developing it. Could easily come up as an indie-comic type of project that would be fun to see. You still making short comics in your free time? I wanna see these character in a story setting.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 16, 2016, 02:44:28 PM
Anime has heavily influenced my drawing yeah, I just want to be able to draw now, since my ever so loving dreams of being able to make manga got crushed! Curses. I wish I were Japanese

Thanks man, I just need my hand to be able to behave. I can go with the flow but I'm not sure yet about containing the characters to look consistent page by page. As for comics, it's definitely what I'm looking for.

You mean like Heartbreaker Samantha, the Lego one or...?  But yeah, I'm still making 'sketchics' as I call them. I really need to finish something, and I have more time now that I finished a long training regimen.



@Coryn Indeed, indeed

Picasso vibe? *nose grows very long* Thanks man, muchly appreciated.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 21, 2016, 04:36:49 AM
Updated Styx Project with a third page

http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php/topic,3360.msg269530.html#msg269530
Title: Penance
Post by: legomaestro on September 22, 2016, 08:57:50 PM
Penance

I just wanted to collect all the pages in one place. This is all experimental, but I'm starting to get a hang of what I want my comics to look like.

Updating The Styx Project http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php/topic,3360.msg269530.html#msg269530 with another page as well, and be sure to check out t.l.d.l.m because I have a new page there too http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php/topic,13015.0.html


Penance 1
(http://i.imgur.com/kjmPXfK.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/oTo6Y8L.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/3Ipp3Uy.jpg)

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Spoiler
The celebrated Chosen One, The Hero Ro Graver, faced off against The Demon King with his two masters who were heroes in their own eras. Victory was not certain, but a good fight was expected.

But Ro choked completely in the face of real battle, and his masters died. The Demon King leaves, and the Leaders of the Kingdom must now decide his fate...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 24, 2016, 01:35:57 PM
Updated two pages for Penance above, and 2 for The Styx Project http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php/topic,3360.msg269530.html#msg269530

I've found a basic process I can streamline to an extent, thanks to blue pencils. It still feels like a betrayal, but it makes planning pages so muc heasier I'll just have to go with it.

I'm going to look for a simple marker I can use to add blacks to my pages too, because that'll save even more time
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 28, 2016, 06:45:46 AM
Updated three more pages for Penance. I might actually finish an issue if this rate continues. Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on September 30, 2016, 12:33:06 AM
getting cooler dude haha i hope the anatomies too haha just a little ya know, keep it up :D
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 27, 2016, 06:53:28 AM
Cheers Killer B!

Messing around with mspaint and mouse. It's a relief how fun it is to mess around with.

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/oCRQIXO.png)
The world has demonized demons since time immemorial, and Sidi was only lucky to have been taken in by a fallen priest who hated this new decadent world. Under his tutelage and care Sidi learnt how to protect herself and not to hate. When the priest was lynched before her she learnt how to protect those she cared about to prevent that tragedy ever happening again. She became a wandering Samaritan in the thousands of kilometres of sprawling super cities and forsaken wastelands.

Between bounties and her own wandering justice, Sidi has gained a title as Humanslayer. To the downtrodden fantasy creatures that haven't been extincted, it's a title of hope and honour. To the humans, one of terror.


She is currently 19. But has centuries of life to 'look forward' to if she keeps on her toes, for demons are long lived beings.

Sidi Black The Humanslayer.


Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/cWW5Ys4.png)
Her name is Lara, known as The Gallery Knight, because of the sheath of numerous swords she carries around that is a 'Gallery' of swords that are nigh impossible to use by any warrior who plans to live. They are so dangerous she uses them as guns more than anything else, preferring to keep them sealed in their sheathes even as she studies their properties. She always claims she's willing to give them away, but that's pretty much a death sentence to whoever stands in their way.

She's a battle scientist. An occupation that has quickly become necessary in a world where every man woman and child has to have fighting ability to protect their countries technology and resources before they are taken by somebody else. It's a constant state of war. She's the head scientist of a humble village that thanks to her and a few others' efforts is still on the map... And growing.


The Inertia Sheathbelt, the device responsible for her name is a 5 segmented allow sheath that seals the five swords she usually carries around.

The first blade Arumba uses a gyroscopic system to always slice in optimum arcs and curves. If the wielder puts pressure in the wrong direction they risk slicing themselves, but it's momentum increases exponentially the more someone successfully follows its arcs. It accelerates to nearly the speed of sound in the space of a few seconds if someone is good enough to do so before cutting themselves, so it's better to slice once at most.

The second blade used to be a superhard bluntsword that could crush any defence and shatter other blades, but was cut through and destroyed in one battle. Now Lara just uses it to sheath any normal sword she finds when she's a bit tired of using the crazier blades. History says that it will soon be replaced with something more significant however. She just can't help herself.

The 717 is the third blade and her favourite. It's a sword that works on telepathy - It cuts anything that the user is thinking about without distinction and so long as it is in a 70-120 meter range. Even the user themselves. For this reason a wielder needs a completely blank mind that is able to focus on one thing, or a mind so enraged and taken by fury they only seek the destruction of their target. Lara's scientific mind lets her rationally compartmentalize her thoughts and only target intended enemies. She does not use it for long moments however, quickly sealing it away in its blade when her objective is done.

The 4th blade Gluto is a haemophiliac sword that sucks blood in the vicinity. Microcuts on any person immidiately start bleeding in its presence and are attracted to its blade, and cuts and gashes are vacuumed up completely.

The 5th blade Dennis is a mad artificial intelligence that refuses to kill its targets - Instead it calculates how to most painfully cut opponents and foes and prolong their suffering before eliminating them. It can disintegrate at will and send of shards of itself before forming on itself again. Lara does not like Dennis.
(http://i.imgur.com/vmYnFpq.jpg)

Lara - Who Echo so kindly drew for me on DeviantArt. Thankee!

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/RP41Pgi.png)
Edel

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/r6uWcLL.png)
Katja

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/LjXGtVY.jpg)
Eric Cobalt is a survivor. He's been through more than he has the right to, and has only become that much worse of a person because of it. Now he finds himself talking with militia that want to move in on the crime scene in the city. Things escalate. This is his story.
A test comic

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/SM5kVK7.png)
Collosal Sands - A cyborg gunslinger, a female knight and a water titan all set out to cross The Great Stretch Of Nothingness - A gigantic deadly desert - to find what lies on the other side of it.
Collosal Sands

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/9TD5PU9.png)

Candoline
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 29, 2016, 04:53:19 PM
Ezila Scourge
(http://i.imgur.com/AZpRlY2.png)
Ezila Scourge was a professional slayer in her prime - that is a hitman with no need for stealth due to their devastating abilities. Her daughter wanted to distance herself from the legacy of violence, but a cult, desperate to not let Scourge's battle abilities die out kidnap her daughters to train them in the art of killing. Ezila goes after them.


Lola Scourge
(http://i.imgur.com/slQrgtA.png)
In a panic, Lola Scourge picks up the sword Ezila gave her for her birthday - the day she threw it away and vowed not to kill - she's so desperate for her children that she decides to break the vow. Ezila refuses and goes on the quest alone. At least that's how I think it'd play out.

Legomaestro in a park
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Lego sitting in a park

Test Page
(http://i.imgur.com/tt399D7.png)
A biker girl

Casey Kobu
(http://i.imgur.com/gQTjo9a.png)
Casey Kobu is an opera singer whose only interest is hitting the next remote joint and gracing it with her glorious voice. However, the lands are wrought with bandits and monsters, so she has no choice but to use her devestating brute force sword skills to help protect her. If anyone is unfortunate enough to disarm her though, they'll be subjected to the most brutal beat down known to man. You're probably better off with the sword.


Ro Graver on The Piano
(http://i.imgur.com/hx4aVn4.png)
Ro Graver plays the piano, and Lupta listens in.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 30, 2016, 06:37:57 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/aaSGvNz.png)

Serace Kiel had to train a long time before she could become a ninja allowed to dress as she liked and equip whatever weapon she wished because of her skill. Long gone are the days of masks and baggy clothing - her skills in the ninja arts surpass any need to worry about such things.

To the chagrin of her master, she even wields a longsword katana, but her fighting abilities are so efficient and effective they could be called boring - if her mission is to steal, consider it stolen. If it is to kill, consider it dead.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 04, 2016, 06:16:31 PM
mspaintmousing continues

(http://i.imgur.com/BtHAD1j.png)
Her eyes are surely not enough a payment, for the sacriligeous ritual she partook in to give her the power for revenge. Alas, devils do not play fair.

Though it is a story of revenge, no catharsis is to be felt in her path.

Yela Leij must fail.



(http://i.imgur.com/yz4eDPK.png)

And a test page

And another

(http://i.imgur.com/1l3z2dU.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 06, 2016, 08:05:43 PM
Untitled
(http://i.imgur.com/CoOh9HO.png)

Chelly
(http://i.imgur.com/4cpHAVI.png)

Unzip Jacket Before Battle
(http://i.imgur.com/UGIcXuk.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/Cgu4Xq7.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/HXuaeOR.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Nairbons on December 08, 2016, 12:10:32 AM
Lego, drawin' them dames. Them hotpants. I

(http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/096/298/0b8.gif)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 08, 2016, 09:37:34 AM
Hahaha that reaction gif man. And yeaup. Hot pants make the World go round.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 11, 2016, 11:15:37 AM
Bifrucation Makes The World Go Round
(http://i.imgur.com/r5ds7Ny.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 05, 2017, 11:24:20 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/jgbdcGn.png)

A moment to reminisce, before the battle begins again.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 18, 2017, 06:33:15 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/sS9gQiK.png)
A group of newly ascended gods decide they want to get into the whole politics and overthrow the same dieties they used to idolize when they were still human.


I needed to flex my muscles somehow, so I decided to draw the characters from I Have This Old Bat In My House Which Turns Out To Be A Demon Hunting Tool, the light novel project Litt and I have been working on (used to be called Exorcize.) We have worked on a few chapters so far.

I have no idea where Litt is at the moment - Where the hell are you dude!
(http://i.imgur.com/O53TrR8.png)

Haldol Hill, the very unassuming main character who owns said demon bat. He's an amateur hunter from a great hunting family still trying to learn how to survive the job and find enough money to feed himself.


(http://i.imgur.com/1qFnvRP.png)

Melina Meranthal, a more experienced hunter and classmate of Haldol with a truly disagreeable personality. She's skilled with the blade and is constantly fighting against the prejudice that the more established hunter families show her.


(http://i.imgur.com/vSzNZnh.png)

Robert Vanator is the blue-blooded heir of the Vanator hunting family. Haughty as is expected of his position, he is very skilled with his broadsword and has a tolerance of monsters that is untypical for someone of his family.

(http://i.imgur.com/1aJ09rP.png)

Moses is a mysterious expert shikigami user and hunter that serves as a mentor for Haldol despite his similar age. He has deeper connections with the world of monsters than anybody would be able to guess.

(http://i.imgur.com/F5PC08H.png)

Simon, Haldol's undead roommate (If their shack has any right to be called a room or house) and Oni Onna, an oni ninja that watches over Haldol and knows a lot about the demon bat that he does not know about.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Nairbons on January 18, 2017, 11:05:07 PM
You can see everything starting to click together art-wise. Haldol and Melina turned out Better than Robert and Moses, but the poses are getting more dynamic without the wackier anatomy. The DiD group shot is pretty swell, too! I'm guessing you're doing this all digitally?

And yeah: where IS Litt?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 19, 2017, 09:40:29 AM
Yeah I'm using mspaint and mouse because I like to suffer haha. Thankee Nair.

Yeah I'm wondreing the same thing. He's pulled a dissapearing act numero... I don't even know what number time it is hahaha.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Nairbons on January 20, 2017, 12:13:02 AM
MS paint and a mouse? I knew you were a masochist, but there's only so much a single person can take.

As for Litt vanishing again, would you want to do an art or short comic swap? I'm gonna be stuck on an airplane for 20+ hours in the coming weeks, and would love to have an activity besides reading to pass the time. (Plus I still gotta do yours and those other requests people made in my gallery thread a year or so ago)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 20, 2017, 07:59:30 AM
20 + hours sounds like death man yiiiiiiiikes.

And sure man, so long as you know what you're getting I'm definitely up for it. Let's do an art swap first. I request -

Quote
A dreadlock badass in a trenchcoat who wields a V-Guitar sword. He has electric powers if you can somehow show that haha.

His name is Vanrock Yu
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 20, 2017, 07:32:53 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/sI8QIsi.png)
Machila and Reginald

(http://i.imgur.com/WJUO1sr.png)
Grace
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 21, 2017, 12:51:41 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/0DacnCP.png)

Drew from a magazine


(http://i.imgur.com/Asyi60S.png)

Kesine Bladewraith - She's a footsoldier for a demon lord  who happens to have enough fortune to make a name for herself. Even when her leige falls in battle against a hero she survives as a legend on various battle fields, as mercenary, soldier and even bandit

(http://i.imgur.com/0KByTla.png)

Sakyrus is an Omnikinetic - She uses her halos to highlight an aspect she wants to be able to fully control and then uses it in battle. In this case she's controlling gravity, friction and air.


(http://i.imgur.com/T1iAlgs.png)

Patty

(http://i.imgur.com/o1SwxXm.png)

Anna is a hacker


(http://i.imgur.com/by6IkKq.png)
Legoc

(http://i.imgur.com/s5ZBN63.png)
Legoh
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on January 21, 2017, 12:53:44 PM
Wait so you're an X-Men now?
I kid, I kid. Keep on, man. All I've been doodling lately are small gag comics while my friends play FFXV.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 21, 2017, 01:02:20 PM
Dammit I knew that logo was too familiar. Curse my subconscious.

Gag comics are better than nothing really. I'm going on a warpath to make as much as I can. It's not like waiting around and angsting about it has been any help.

I need a console to play that game.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on January 21, 2017, 01:06:18 PM
They're fun but I'm not really trying and most of the time the faces are just three lines for mouth and eyes or are exaggerated chibi faces of emotion. Still it's interesting to me that the poses are getting so dynamic and even not trying how some of my cruddy IDGAF style doodles turn out all right. I should post some of them at some point maybe.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 21, 2017, 01:10:08 PM
Yeah, referencing and reading up does help but the mileage does the trick when it comes to improving poses. Yeah, you should post some
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 21, 2017, 09:15:27 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/CTh2X3C.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 22, 2017, 06:59:03 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/rPhb6w3.png)

She's a princess. I know nothing more than that.

(http://i.imgur.com/NgLxNTi.png)


legomaestro

(http://i.imgur.com/fg3dkYk.png)


Tiffany

(http://i.imgur.com/YLPt9gr.png)


A drawing of the participants of episode 75. Lego, Vacant, Mahlua and Manimal

PS: (Nekomimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!)

(http://i.imgur.com/Alc7oZn.png)

A preliminary drawing of Mahlua's Hero Coat. Will make a proper colour version on the topic itself.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on January 23, 2017, 08:25:30 AM
cool lego there men hahah the two souls thing im looking forward for this hha
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on January 23, 2017, 08:51:03 AM
Call me crazy but I actually do know a dude that lives with another soul in his body. :-\ It's an interesting living situation, that's for sure.

Also for some reason, I can't see the first image. Dunno if it's Photobucket messing up or what.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 24, 2017, 03:52:56 PM
Yeaup it was photobucket being funky. Aye aye aye. That sounds crazy.

The two souls thing is actually referring to legomaestro in the MR Canon

Cheers Killer B!

(http://i.imgur.com/HT8QVgJ.png)

Patterson

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Nairbons on January 24, 2017, 10:46:54 PM
I couldn't figure out why the phrase "two souls" made me react with with such aggressive disgust and anger. Then it hit me. THIS LITTLE STINKER:

Spoiler
(http://assets1.ignimgs.com/2013/09/13/beyondtwosoulsm1jpg-e9478c.jpg)

(BTW, "Vanrock Yu" is a sweet name. I absolutely dig it. You got the best fantasy names.)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 26, 2017, 09:55:38 PM
Haha I try.

Damn, I got the game on steam without hearing anything about it. I guess I'm going to pay for that sin.

(http://i.imgur.com/A5JN7K0.png)

Garyus Black. A mage.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on January 27, 2017, 10:57:29 AM
kinda badass there men
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 27, 2017, 11:43:07 AM
Thankee Killer B!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 27, 2017, 07:18:54 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Ds7UsUA.png)

Erica Gonzales, a soldier of fortune that's looking forward to make a vigilante mercenary group, that participates in war zones to go after the big bads and protect the ignored.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Carshald on January 27, 2017, 07:41:13 PM
Lego I gotta ask.. how do you draw your stuff? Like do you use tablet? Specific stuff for the PC? Like Programs?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 27, 2017, 07:49:22 PM
At the moment I'm just messing around with mspaint and my mouse.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Misyne on January 27, 2017, 07:54:50 PM
I like the hair details! That cleavage placement is bothering me a bit though - it looks like her right boob is massive!

Also, dem thighs <3
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 27, 2017, 08:02:18 PM
Female anatomy is unforgiving. I shall never unsee.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Misyne on January 27, 2017, 08:11:11 PM
Well, you could just enlarge the left one to match. Boobs are awesome. Everyone likes boobs.









Boobs.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 27, 2017, 08:37:12 PM
Indeedy. Haha it's too late to fix that one now. I reap what I sow with these things. Gotta use the undo button more. Or a pencil. Or anything more practical haha.

(http://i.imgur.com/XGVns3s.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on January 28, 2017, 03:23:33 AM
Bayonetta game models be like:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 28, 2017, 09:49:29 PM
Haha be like what?

(http://i.imgur.com/tQiCw9u.png)

Illuis.

(http://i.imgur.com/wP7wIsG.png)

Test comic.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on January 29, 2017, 11:42:07 AM
hha looks sketchy there men
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on January 29, 2017, 07:27:57 PM
I was referring to the very long legs of Kiruac being similar to some of the Bayonetta game models. Legs for days.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KeanFox on January 31, 2017, 01:32:07 AM
The girls look cute. Very interesting Shonen-ish designs.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 31, 2017, 12:46:23 PM
Thanks Keane. Muchly appreciated

(http://i.imgur.com/kOtNVmf.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 01, 2017, 07:18:00 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/jQIEW29.png)

She's a girl who goes to save a childhood fantasy story abandoned by all its heroes and gods.

(http://i.imgur.com/P4Cl7Kn.png)

A trenchcoat badass cutting down some poor mook

(http://i.imgur.com/1SNDv7m.png)

Anyone know where?

(http://i.imgur.com/BIuiK46.png)

Helpful Harry
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 02, 2017, 01:17:05 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/m7TzJvY.png)

This is something I drew for my youtube channel.

Along with other MSpaint drawings

(http://i.imgur.com/HTvXnll.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/89ZEIBV.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/Ne5O4UJ.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/Ar5VV7w.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/qP4qlAn.png)



(http://i.imgur.com/xsMQ59F.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/pBRt9nT.png)
The Demog


(http://i.imgur.com/efZMgGZ.png)

Goldilocks and Corbayne
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on February 02, 2017, 02:28:21 PM
Well, someone's certainly been busy. Man, some of these look really great, and the Demog looks absolutely terrifying honestly. I don't think I'd wanna run into that in the middle of the night somewhere.

I would go into specifics but it'd take me a while to figure out how to say like "well that one face on page whatever" for each thing. The short version, though, is that I see that you've done an artistic level up yourself now.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 02, 2017, 05:15:02 PM
Yeah, The Demog is a 'nope' creature. Just no fun lore to deal with or hope for communication or udnerstanding. It's just dangerous and horrifying. I assume Samuel and Sara are skilled enough to fight it.

Haha I sure do hope it's a level up. All I know is that it felt so wonderful to finally draw with a tablet after so long. Mouse is murder.

I still do want to be able to do something with a mouse though. I'm so envious about other people who can.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Misyne on February 02, 2017, 06:46:15 PM
I agree that it definitely looks like an improvement! I like some of the designs.

...I.... kind of wanted to ask what the thing is with the woman and the lamp pointing to her crotch, though?  :push:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 02, 2017, 08:50:54 PM
Er, that's a problem of my poor 3 dimension drawing skills. I just wanted to draw a light source to have an excuse for those shadows. I thought there were more aimed at her face than anything.

Otherwise cheers Misyne

(http://i.imgur.com/URHOQwE.png)

Espereta


(http://i.imgur.com/PZevKg4.png)

A faceoff.

(http://i.imgur.com/NmIXSvg.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on February 04, 2017, 11:31:14 AM
too many interesting sketch there meen impressive hha :D
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on February 04, 2017, 02:20:55 PM
I love how the box reads "beer". I had to take a moment to chuckle about it.

I love the face on the colored work, but some of the sketched comics there have some strange proportions, although if you're like me, that's because you're more concerned about getting it on the paper and you'll make it look pretty later because this is a rough practice for something else.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 04, 2017, 05:54:52 PM
Haha, glad you caught that. I really do need to work on my backgrounds. That's about the extent of my abilities.

Proportions are a realy problem, especially with the style that I want to achieve. It rarely gets any better than that, even when I want to work it up for final pages haha. I'm just hopeless on that front.



(http://i.imgur.com/yaIijfp.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/UKl8nIi.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/pUlJh4V.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/wHstY5M.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on February 05, 2017, 05:21:22 AM
Hmm, these do look a bit more consistently proportioned in comparison to the above comic. Maybe because you were making a point to work on it.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 05, 2017, 07:32:14 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/fc3Wcf0.png)

Emilia Hayes is raising her daughter in the Colorado Ninja Arts of Deception and Assassination. 


French expat John Holton has adopted the orphaned gangster child of a deceased friend as a favour.

To teach him to behave, he's training him in espionage from his old days as one of the best spies from his country.

The unlikely couple meet, and hijinks ensue. This is only the prequel to the legendary Mercenary Coorporation 'Bane'

(http://i.imgur.com/m8fh6v5.png)

"Guns did not make me evil. They only let it out."

Probably a guy from my ARMS story, now that I think about it.  I should really draw for my ongoing projects more.
 

(http://i.imgur.com/RT2E97I.png)

Practice

(http://i.imgur.com/0YdrqTh.png)

Electric powers are the best powers.



(http://i.imgur.com/SifT5pJ.png)

A crew of urban warriors from Urblore, a story where people in a city learn magic and old martial arts in between their normal day jobs. It's sort of like how in Kung Fu Hustle everyone can do martial arts.



(http://i.imgur.com/Od8aP5m.png)

I don't know her story.



(http://i.imgur.com/6dhnRtQ.png)

Practice



(http://i.imgur.com/K7qLxzh.png)

Another creature of the night, like The Demog.



(http://i.imgur.com/mHOaCi2.png)

Age takes its toll, but these two adventurers won't forget the travels and dangers they have faced together.



(http://i.imgur.com/ycRIPul.png)

Alice Avery was chosen by The Gauntlet a long time a go - A power that fuses magic with high technology, able to tamper with the laws of physics and the realms of spirits alike.

Charged to protect the world, Alice took upon the task and fought as long as she could. While she did successfully help protect the world, it could not stop her soul from becoming jaded from it all.

 It is time to find a successor ready to take on the difficult task.

 Who better suited for the harrowing task than the ridiculously cheery and loyal Mary Bright?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 05, 2017, 09:52:27 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/lt3xOlh.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/6m1jXWK.png)

Drawing from Bleach as a reference. Rukia - as it is with all girls is unforgiving to draw. One mistake and she doesn't look like her at all.

(http://i.imgur.com/7gx8fMh.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 09, 2017, 10:59:47 AM
Cho Siddith
(http://i.imgur.com/G7ZPtlN.png)
Cho Siddith is a scientist working on Microwarfare Technology: Paper thin but Fully functional battle suits, handguns with hundreds of rounds of ammunition, portable cameras, mosquito sized droids, you name it. She takes pride in her work, and always decides to test it herself.

Cutlass
(http://i.imgur.com/s1QVVQa.png)

Donahue
(http://i.imgur.com/2XNJFVp.png)

Holy Knight Ashley
(http://i.imgur.com/J6QaSQC.png)

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/tvECTyk.png)

Racen
(http://i.imgur.com/pX7RaFs.png)

Vicky-O
(http://i.imgur.com/HJG7wA2.png)

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/9Txb7I0.png)

Tessie and Tesla
(http://i.imgur.com/B6EowcL.png)
They're sisters


Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 10, 2017, 03:13:58 PM
Johnnys' Got a sword
(http://i.imgur.com/6vAi1dK.png)
Bettys' got an axe, Johnnys' got a sword. They've got ninjas to kill, so they'll never be bored.

I'll draw Betty next
Jack Murk
(http://i.imgur.com/pruZ6Vw.png)

Jack Murk creates weapons telepathically.

 They are only visible as slight shimmers in the air, so people can only hope to guess at what horrible weapon he has manifested from the effects of their attacks - If they're lucky enough to live that long.
[/URL]

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/SQT2ExS.png)

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/JBNJmOg.png)

Court Dire
(http://i.imgur.com/gZwybkX.png)

A trio of senpais decide to become a vigilante slash discplinary committee of their own terms on their public school campus. Between the horrible underfunded mess that the school is and the strength of the gangs, their dream is not so foolish, albeit very dangerous...

[/URL]

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/ZjidllS.png)

Haley Rotterdam
(http://i.imgur.com/ZJaosIF.png)
Haley Rotterdam lost her arms and damaged her lungs during a war. Put together through an experimental procedure, she now wields a Railsword - a super charged blade that can send a blast of energy into the distance if she wishes - It's fully capable of putting a hole in tanks.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 11, 2017, 05:24:12 PM
Chess
(http://i.imgur.com/eF8UHwd.png)[/URL]

Lizra
(http://i.imgur.com/e61ZzSZ.png)[/URL]

Demesos
(http://i.imgur.com/y21FCOp.png)

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/gpox1mu.png)

Edith
(http://i.imgur.com/B6q53JK.png)

Dawn Hawk
(http://i.imgur.com/x68gKou.png)

It Was Always Going To End This Way
(http://i.imgur.com/68vZQ1k.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on February 12, 2017, 03:25:30 AM
Ha, the girl smoking the pipe. I like her already.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 12, 2017, 07:49:45 AM
Cheers Mahlua. She was a fun character to think about yeah.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: BlueMango on February 12, 2017, 11:35:24 AM
Hate to sound repetitive, but I too really like Lizra. Granted, I am predisposed to fall in love with girls with attitude, but I feel like you nailed the face and exppression, and the shading - if it's alright to say - looks a bit more interesting than your other works that I have seen so far, if only because you play with more scales of gray.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on February 12, 2017, 12:42:03 PM
...I get the feeling you and I are going to get along just fine, Mango.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 14, 2017, 01:16:06 PM
Hahaha

@Mango sorry for the late reply. Thanks. Mspaint's shading capabilities are limited, but they're quite effective when one knows what to do. I need to see more tutorial to be able to make anything worth looking at.

Ariadne
(http://i.imgur.com/wNhCtYi.png)

Denise
(http://i.imgur.com/M0bE7l6.png)

Maria
(http://i.imgur.com/72va5j6.png)

And thank you Nair, for introducing me to Six String Samurai. Oh my word what did I just watch, Oh man why wasn't there a sequel for this? This was inspiring. This was full of rock. This was full of one liners, wackiness, such simple plot line and foolishness and I think I ran out of adjectives.

I really enjoyed that flick. I mean wow.

(http://i.imgur.com/LoRQq4p.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/QOQoCBI.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/94aRWVF.png)


I wish there was a sequel.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 22, 2017, 07:46:17 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/DXWVmZ5.gif)

Test animation of Samantha - not the one from Heartbreaker Samantha if you remember that mini comic-

Samantha had a sister who always talked about an imaginary fantasy world full of magic and creatures out of fairy tales. Samantha finds out it is real when a knight in silver armour comes and lays a glowing flower on her sister's grave.

After talking to him, Samantha decides to go into her sister's fantasy world and protect it from any harm - albiet a bit more cold, calculating and brutal than her innocent sister had ever tried to do.

Regardless, its subjects are eternally loyal to her for her sacrifice.

(Her hand bone and blood had to be used to make the portal to enter the world, since she was never formally invited by the dieties that rule that world.)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on February 22, 2017, 08:32:23 AM
OMG, you made a gif! I wish I had the capacity to do stuff like that, but alas, the lack of computer capacity is killing me.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 22, 2017, 08:45:52 AM
Ah, computers can be such traitors some time. But yeah I'd recommend it! I used pencil 2d for this
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: The SlamJam on February 22, 2017, 10:04:57 AM
the 'swoosh' effect is cool
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Vio on February 22, 2017, 10:55:50 AM
That's some smo~oth animation you got there, lego. You even added a slight head tilt, nice! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 24, 2017, 07:11:17 AM
Thanks Vio, long time no see. You still exist? Haha The lines wiggle like a bastard though

@ Jamie thanks. I learnt from a lot of screenshots that that effect is super important in making things look fast.  It's what makes 3d animation look so clunky because they can't achieve that easily.

(http://i.imgur.com/HODI8X1.gif)

Magus

Sketchiness can really mess up how something looks. I still need to pay attention to where the lines go (Also I forgot to draw his pants in one frame)

The fire ball also 'bounces' instead of switching to another perspective like I wished. I should've let it go out of frame, had a blank frame and then let it fly.

And forget about explosions. But it was fun.


(http://i.imgur.com/pXfNuxl.png)

Teddy fell off the wagon of his scholarship as a baseball player pretty quick when his childhood neighborhood became a hell hole that killed his cousins and got his little brother involved in drugs. He gets into the gang scene with a vengeance, using a cunning intellect and anger to stamp out the stain that is messing with his home town.

(http://i.imgur.com/7a2KW5d.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/Ep0FyV3.png)



Isiah Addams rolling a joint before battle.

(http://i.imgur.com/ZhMxqHN.gif)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Walter B on February 25, 2017, 10:50:01 AM
Love the hair on dandy mandy. Those animations look sweet too!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 25, 2017, 10:58:16 AM
Dandy Mandy has dandy hair haha. Love her character too.

Haha cheers dude
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on February 25, 2017, 12:51:56 PM
cool animations there leg the flipping of the lighter haha
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 25, 2017, 01:01:07 PM
Thanks Killer B. Yeah I rotoscoped that one to get the feel right.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 27, 2017, 07:59:06 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/hQN7CKW.gif)

Apparently you can animate with mspaint and windows movie maker. I'm going to have to dig up some old DBZ episodes to learn how to cut corners and make reasonably palpable action fight sequences.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on February 27, 2017, 02:01:17 PM
Sounds like a lot of fun. The eyes look a little wide apart in that most recent gif, though I commend your effort with the basest of materials at your disposal being pushed to their limits.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: The SlamJam on February 27, 2017, 03:58:06 PM
Or you could use any free animation software.. I don't understand why you're handicapping yourself in mspaint.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 27, 2017, 06:09:12 PM
Like I said, I'm more concerned with learning the tips and tricks than hunting for the next shiny recommended software that'll somehow make everything better. Actually, by learning this through a tutorial I got a really helpful insight into how cel animation was done.

It reminded me of a time when I made some stick figure animations in the corners of my text books, and that's a feeling of excitement I haven't had in ages.


@Mahlua ugh yeah what is proportion again? It's even worse since I don't like clean lineart - but I still have to use the fill bucket to make blacks read.

It's actually less complicated than that. The youtube video I learnt from turned out way better. In full colour, even. Funny enough, the simplicity of the software makes the work flow so much less stressful. And if I want to add extra effects like camera tracking and the like I can export what I have over there to spurce it up. For now, mileage, mileage, mileage.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 28, 2017, 01:16:18 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/imz1Hy7.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/38LajwY.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/0FTaJE8.png)

Drawing characters from silhouettes
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Walter B on February 28, 2017, 02:12:08 PM
The second one looks cool is that some kind of knight and that mace tail design from the third looks sweet too! Wouldnt want to get hit by that lol
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on February 28, 2017, 02:18:46 PM
Yeah avoid that mace at all costs.

Yeah some heavily armoured dual wielding knight. It was interesting working with a a rounder body shape than I normally do.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on March 07, 2017, 07:20:36 PM
Elise Walks

(http://i.imgur.com/Nd8wbcO.png)

Before the fight began, Elise felt a sort of calm come over her. In the end, this was a culmination of all that screaming, all that hopelessness, and all that pain. In the end, though she wasn't completely prepared for this face off, there was a certain sense of fulfillment in all of this.

It was akin to the feeling of coming home.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Walter B on March 07, 2017, 08:27:56 PM
hmmm... is that a gun there Elise? Intriguing!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Lovus Eternius on March 19, 2017, 08:43:11 PM
hmmm... is that a gun there Elise? Intriguing!
Not a gun. A sword.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 23, 2017, 04:54:51 PM
Exactly what Lovus Eternius said. Tbh I don't know where you saw a gun in that picture but okay.

(http://i.imgur.com/DQbjIXC.png)

Back to drawing again after a pause of pauses, and I'm feeling pretty energized about it all, or at least less apprehensive, for whatever that's worth.

Hopefully I'll be able to continue my comics now.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on April 24, 2017, 01:50:49 AM
It's always a nice feeling to get back into the swing of things. Also, I did see your 10k sticks and was impressed, but got distracted and wound up clicking off that thread. I'll just leave my congratulations in with this post.

It's almost inspirational, but I am working on something of a grinder myself right now. Whatever it may be, you'll just have to wait and see.
(...that rhymes and makes it 5x more dramatic. Excellent.)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Walter B on April 24, 2017, 06:39:09 PM
Ana looks nice. This time I can tell she has a sword  :D
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 24, 2017, 08:57:36 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/s4wcLwd.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/yMsJ6RF.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Walter B on April 24, 2017, 10:01:46 PM
love the shoes in the middle one
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 30, 2017, 06:13:21 AM
Thanks Walter. If there's a shoe I'd like to learn to draw it'd be canvas sneakers.

(http://i.imgur.com/h41kaWL.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/zJ7EcrU.png)

Sandbeast

(http://i.imgur.com/mghyRg4.png)



(http://i.imgur.com/2hA9aeX.png)

You can't hear your cool dialogue when you're listening to industrial

(http://i.imgur.com/PqXGHmP.png)

Star Raven and Olivia

(http://i.imgur.com/5jxwFj3.png)

Elizabeth the slayer. Armed with a fragment of the King's soul known as the crown sword, she fights to protect the royal bloodline - A line that has a current population of a 100, which makes her feats all the more impressive. All these distant cousins and nephews of various levels of wealth and obscurity know not of this phantom protector and knight that saves them from the dangers of being related to royalty .
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Walter B on April 30, 2017, 06:20:03 AM
Man I love your style! Elizabeth the slayer looks awesome and I totally dig that skull devilish figure in the second pic. Keep it up!!!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 30, 2017, 06:59:57 AM
Cheers Walter B, muchly appreciated. And yeah I have no idea where that devil thing came from. Reminds me of the demogue. It's sort of a creepy creature that persists in my head.

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(http://i.imgur.com/pBRt9nT.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 12, 2017, 05:46:56 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/488WjBi.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/cyG7dBO.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/atEg1kE.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/hF7spx0.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/KtEpi4t.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/aK3O40W.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/89ZgL7D.jpg)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on May 12, 2017, 10:39:03 PM
Nice! Your human forms have come a long way since I first started following your work. They look much more fleshed out and 3d now. Just gotta keep your nose to the grindstone, man, haha.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Walter B on May 13, 2017, 06:41:46 PM
verynicebirds

Is that all from imagination of references? Your anatomy has really improved indeed!!!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Carshald on May 13, 2017, 07:04:25 PM
Noice Lego-man! That's quite the wonderous improvement! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on May 14, 2017, 01:03:49 PM
Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/yMsJ6RF.png)
i love these three, theres a lot more order, although being sketchy. good work!
but try and avoid drawing the same line more than once, at least sketch it a couple of times if you want then draw a heavier one over the top. it looks like a lot of your drawings arent finished because they are so sketchy. i think they would look a lot greater if they were inked down to one solid outline. it will also highlight what you are finding difficult as you will find those parts hard to narrow down to one line.

if you like, shall i ink one of your characters? it would be good practice for me anyway and id like to see how they look neatened up :P

but keep up the good work, it looks like you've upped the pace since i was gone :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 14, 2017, 02:18:58 PM
Great to see you around again, suuper! And haha yeah petting lines is a bane of my existence. I just feel like they look worse when they're down to one outline. Are you serious, you'd ink one? Knock yourself out! I'd love to see how that turns out!

Cheers suuper. I've been on a war path of sorts haha.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on May 16, 2017, 04:55:34 PM
i know what you mean, lines often do look nice when they are softened by several others.

have you tried tracing a picture, either digitally or physically?
the point being if you still have problems making it look nice when tracing then theres probably a more fundamental problem like line control or hand-eye coordination, but if it looks ok then its just how you compose thats the problem with your normal drawings.

i sometimes draw a picture, trace it separately and then draw it again (so you end up with 3 drawings), and often i have a significant improvement on the second one, because i understand the drawing better. actually immediately redrawing anything often/sometimes has an improvement anyway :P

ill try and ink up something soon. hopefully it turns out good, it might give you an idea in the right direction.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 19, 2017, 01:57:55 PM
a lesson in death
(http://i.imgur.com/dj3v186.png)

desolation desolation
(http://i.imgur.com/Tl3aVfO.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Walter B on May 19, 2017, 05:14:44 PM
I like that energy ball thing

There is something off about his right leg and foot, like the perspective doesnt match the rest.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on May 21, 2017, 06:18:52 PM
nice speed effect on the desolation one. and the shading is quite nice too on the face.
as promised, i inked my favorites from last time, took about 25 minutes for the whole lot.
sorry for any details that arent what you imagined :P

Spoiler
(http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/l627/suupertramp/d2_1f_zpsrfxt24gq.jpeg) (http://s1127.photobucket.com/user/suupertramp/media/d2_1f_zpsrfxt24gq.jpeg.html)

i learnt a lot of new things.
basically i have a lot to tell you that i realized, but i am tired so i will tell you tomorrow or later. remind me if i forget :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 22, 2017, 12:13:08 AM
Damn, 25 minutes for all of that? Hahaha wow that's really cool.

Yikes now I realize how long armed center dude is. Guess linework reveals all secrets. Im super curious about your workflow now.

And sure I'll remind you. Thanks for doing this, man!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Vio on May 22, 2017, 01:06:37 PM
a lesson in death
(http://i.imgur.com/dj3v186.png)

Is that your new look now, lego? No more trench coat?  :o
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Walter B on May 23, 2017, 08:45:39 PM
You draw reaaaaaaaaaal fast suupertramp.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: The SlamJam on May 23, 2017, 09:05:49 PM
Nice werk!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on May 24, 2017, 03:30:09 PM
You just tried to draw faster or is there a trick to it?
that IS the trick :P
once i feel i am good enough to give better advice i will explain my thoughts :P

ok lego, heres my speedpaint of your characters for your reference:
Spoiler
https://www.youtube.com/v/yzyWiHx33OQ

what i would recommend, lego, is that you try and trace my version of your characters, and see how easy it is to follow the lines. then try and trace the original ones, and, (as you will notice) its a lot harder because of the multiple lines.

i of course know that yours weren't final version images, but i will talk about them as if they are, because having a good sketch is the base of a good image. this isnt about your art in general, but that particular set. (some things dont apply to all your drawings)
heres what i learnt:
-on the hair of your characters, you dont draw complete strands, but one line of a strand. so i was able to tell direction and length, but not style. i had to use my own style of hair when i inked
-similarly with your faces, i found it hard to tell facial expressions because you fuzzed it too much or it was too low res
-similarly with the laces, you sometimes only did one line to indicate where it was, but not thickness
-the shadows were mostly well placed, including the floor ones. i mostly copied your placements
-when clothes have a lack of fold lines, you cant tell material, thickness or anything really. i recommend having at least one or two lines to indicate how the fabric folds. use your own reference or check out some DA tutorials that cover it in depth. you can also use shading to convey this without lines if you want.
-details in the clothes were also quite fuzzy, like the left characters jacket. i had no idea whether that was a chunky zip or ribbons, or what. i recommend learning to draw small aspects of clothes, like zips, frills, ribbons, edges etc separately from everything else to get a good grasp of the details.
-although perhaps lacking a bit in proportions, your poses were well balanced and didnt feel "off" in any way. the design of the characters and clothes gave them enough of a unique personality (compared to all mine which look the same lol)

overall, my main complaint is you dont finish your drawings enough (like 100% inked and shaded/coloured), to know what your weaknesses properly are. you may find they were different to what you thought they were :P
but your composition and imagination is really good if you can get more details and accuracy in you should be able to make really good original characters.

final final: sort of my own opinion, but a sketch should be neat. theres nothing wrong with multiple lines, but make sure that each line you put down is closer to what you want, and make it more dominant than the rest. this will make it easier to spot mistakes and to ink when you complete the drawing. if you cant finalize a drawing in one go, use another layer between your sketch and ink to remove the unwanted details and lines.

hope i didnt go overboard, not sure why i had so much to say but i hope something was helpful :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 29, 2017, 06:35:21 PM
I can't possibly do this any justice, suuper. Between this and your willingness to walk me through the Google Sketchup tutorial I'm really very thankful, man. (Also I'd recommend anyone to ask him for help. He knows his stuff)

That linework was amazing to see! And no, I'm afraid you think too much of my drawings. When I sketch, I have guidelines and the like. These are my drawings and I don't really ever intend to push them further than that. Thing is, I know I'll never get better that way, so I can only focus on getting whatever is in my head on page per se. Trust me, I have tried the lineart gig. It hollows me.

I will look into the hair thing though. And I'm going to try bribing some people in real life to stay still for a few moments for me to draw them. The animu syndrome is strong in me, and I'm starting to feel like drawing from life is the simplest and most fun method of dealing with this. Thanks to Albrecht Dürer's phenomenal sketches.

I learnt the shadows from my tracing excercise of Bleach, really. I still don't know anything about following forms and the like.

I don't know how to draw fabric at all. That's why I was really impressed by your sketch dump. It'd be such a great thing to be able to do that. Heck, I'm still wondering who invented zippers in the first place. But I do see myself doing clothing studies on a whim some time.

 

Thanks again seriously for taking all the time to critique my stuff. I'll say again: I'll look into hair, faces and hopefully clothing, but the linework is something I don't think I'll be able to change within this lifetime haha. I can do grunt work and draw without investing too much into it, but when I put in hours and all that hope and expectation along with the mix? Game over man, game over. Between Loomis, the few finished pieces I made and the tracing project I've seen I can only do quantity, not quality.

I'm definitely in agreement with your sentiment but I need to write this to sort of get it out of the way and quote it whenever I need to for future reference

: I have decided on the realistic level of art that I want to achieve. For me my 'holy grail' of a goal will be able to mechanically draw circles and straight lines without aids. I don't know if I'll ever develop that 3d eye that everyone talks about that's able to see hidden forms and the like, but I'd like to be able to put marks on paper without waste. I don't know if it'll make my art less sketchy, but it'll give me more control. Beyond that you can forget it. Whatever steel and commitment that those beasts of detail have to churn out such photorealistic works? I do not have it.

O I just can't compare/hope for such outlandish aims and goals. If I was going anywhere, I'd be drawing still life, I'd be nose deep in yet another anatomy book promising me greatness and recommended by everyone, I'd be drawing through every youtube tutorial I watched. But nope, I don't, and I don't think I will - I'll draw according to my whims.

I'll have that vague goal of being better at putting marks on paper, but beyond that I get too frustrated to even bother. It's just not my race, man. I can only salute those aiming for those heights as their life goals. Not everyone gets to be the boss, so yeah fine by me.

I'd put a smiley at the end of that cheerful rant, but you know I appreciate your input. And please, I welcome it actually. I've seen worse believe it or not, and I can tell when someone is genuinely interested in my improvement or not haha.





a lesson in death
(http://i.imgur.com/dj3v186.png)

Is that your new look now, lego? No more trench coat?  :o

Haha naw man, trenchcoats are forever. I just felt like drawing a hoodie this time around for lego. Anyways, his canon ends soon when I get off my lazy butt and finish the TLADM comic so he'll be more mascot like than related to his current form.



Lie
(http://i.imgur.com/fXlWXnq.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 07, 2017, 06:23:58 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/WzX0bHe.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on June 07, 2017, 10:14:10 PM
Other than the curious nature of the right (character's left) shoulder, that's a pretty all right sketch. Got some Kingdom Hearts stuff going on, with the balloon pants and the random tuft of hair that just goes PSHWOO.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on June 09, 2017, 03:14:07 PM
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Between this and your willingness to walk me through the Google Sketchup tutorial I'm really very thankful, man. (Also I'd recommend anyone to ask him for help. He knows his stuff)
hard work deserves to be supported!
and i seriously dont know my stuff, otherwise i would be good myself haha :P

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The animu syndrome is strong in me, and I'm starting to feel like drawing from life is the simplest and most fun method of dealing with this.
yes.me.exactly.
my drawings used to be more realistic, but ive become too stylised, as well as how i approach a drawing as well, so im doing the same and trying to back up to realism again to get the skill in actual drawing.
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For me my 'holy grail' of a goal will be able to mechanically draw circles and straight lines without aids.
haha you and me both :P

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I'll draw according to my whims.
that may actually get you the furthest. many people have different learning styles, and sometimes freestyle is an option, especially in art , so you should be fine :P

ill keep my ears peeled for ideas/processes that might work for you, but otherwise keep up the consistency, if anything thats a skill in itself.

i like the dynamic pose of the last one.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 29, 2017, 07:03:42 PM
I`ll keep it in mind for sure suuper. Thanks again.

@Mahlua yes puffy pants are life.

(http://i.imgur.com/2QAUPIr.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/XWIQsuD.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/iV8gaJL.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/LbL4X1H.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: eukocar on June 29, 2017, 07:17:50 PM
Nice  :thumbsup:.

Out o curiosity.   what do you use for drawing? 
 
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Walter B on June 30, 2017, 09:05:59 AM
That Miranda's punch looks great!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 30, 2017, 04:59:13 PM
Thankee Walter B. Warming up some really dead muscles here haha.

@eurokar mspaint for life. It`s a phase that`s been around for a while, and I can`t stop keeping at it. I should technically be using a mouse but I got too lazy for that. In the future though when I have the chance...

(http://i.imgur.com/JQrPsNql.png)

Rez 4 is a desert bandit in the Kingfisher mythos - he can`t traverse portals like the famed treasure hunters do, but he can hold on his own in a one-on-one fight. He is obsessed with vegetables and healthy eating, having been traumatized by a rum-drinking father who only ever ate meat.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Shane on June 30, 2017, 05:48:42 PM
You art is really stylish and a bit twist,it interesting in it own way. maybe you can go work in wal disney man. *O*
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 30, 2017, 06:15:54 PM
Too high of a complement haha. If I even got anywhere near that sort of legendary I must`ve bribed or kidnapped someone.

I do really hope I have a style though. That`d be cool.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 08, 2017, 05:10:05 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/PHGMst7l.png)

EDIT: 

This is an image I originally posted without knowing that it would never show up again. On the 7th of August 2017 photobucket crapped on its entire userbase and nuked my art topic. And i washed my hands of the whole mess and gave up on it. A talent of mine, at this point.

I'd been in an age-long slump when it came to drawing, and it didn't have anything to do with photobucket per se but personally. And now, having patchedu p every single broken link in this art topic I have learnt a lot more about myself. It's really given me a lot to digest and think about.

First and foremost I'm just so thankful for the support I got over the years. If I were a different person I'd have developed a hell of a lot faster, but I was always only ever able to draw when it suited my tastes, and the patience with that is appreciated.

That's not to say the opposite didn't exist however. Man, it's interesting how rage and anger can take you after reading posts from years ago. Frustrating as hell.

All in all I'm just glad there's a difference between then and now, and now I'm more sure than ever to follow my gut instinct and draw as I like. I know what I'm looking for now, and armed with that purpose the results are secondary as far as I'm concerned.

I just needed to write that out.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on July 08, 2017, 05:56:03 PM
Man, I'm seeing it for you now too. I get a block that says "please update your account to enable 3rd party hosting". I've seen it in Shane's signature as well as Vacant's, and the MR Happy Hour as well. Looks like Photobucket has joined the ranks of unreliability.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KeanFox on July 09, 2017, 06:15:08 PM
I wanted to see your latest artwork. Look like you having technical difficulty with the Photobucket and stuff.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on July 09, 2017, 06:28:46 PM
Yeah. I made an entire thread about it. Photobucket is finally just done. I shifted all my stuff to IMGUR. I hope that Lego adjusts this soon as well...looks like his gallery took a huge hit.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on July 14, 2017, 07:47:26 AM
Haha yeah you have no idea. There`s just no ways I`m backing up my entire gallery. I`ve always had this as a sort of milestone tracker for all my drawing phases. 7 years of posts and drawings suddenly lost a lot of context, not to mention some of my more complete manga projects.

Sigh, seven years drawing. I sort of wish I had something epic to show for it all. Ah well.  I`ll make a new thread.


(http://i.imgur.com/lfCuqj0.png)
Title: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: legomaestro on July 14, 2017, 08:11:45 AM
Nothing to see here, just fleeing from the necropolis that was my art box (thank you photobucket). Just assume nothing happened over there.

In the mean time I`ll just rescue the few manageable threads (complete comics) I can, otherwise there`s simply too much to bother.

My adventures with mspaint continue. I`m finding that reading american comics is really pulling me in. For all their stiffness they`re pretty story heavy, which is what I like. I`ll be doing some Frank Millar and Alan Moore binge reading now. Watchmen here I come! Sin City too!

(http://i.imgur.com/9TvIZet.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: MahluaandMilk on July 14, 2017, 05:00:35 PM
Yeah, sorry to see what happened to your threads. Yeesh, and if it took me two hours or so to transfer all my images to another site, I'd hate to see how long it'd take you to do that.

First post not too bad, although the hip turn makes our right leg look longer than the left, and it kinda makes things jagged. Hopefully this thread will last another seven years before our new hosting sites decide to kick the bucket (see what I did there?).
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: legomaestro on July 14, 2017, 05:24:03 PM
Oh gawd the jinx is real. Please no.

When I think about it I should be focusing more on complete projects rather than constantly drawing in general. I wouldn`t have to worry too much about backup if all I had were huge chunks of sequential pages, rather than just random sporadic posts.
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: Lakhdar on July 14, 2017, 06:37:00 PM
Mspaint is a legend that never gets old! I my self use Windows XP version.  :biggrin:

I have a silly question, did you do your art with a tablet? (I've never seen one before my eyes.)
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: S8N on July 14, 2017, 07:24:12 PM
Welcome new thread xDxD
Hopefully the tragedies of PB will not come back to haunt us anymore.
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: legomaestro on July 20, 2017, 05:01:45 PM
Fingers crossed forever haha. At least I have hard copies of my work but still... Painful as heck!

@Lakhdar haha yeah I do, and nope it's not a silly tablet, and damn man I know the feeling. Don't worry though you'll eventually get one. Just remember that tablet does not automatically mean everything will be great, so never underestimate a good pencil and some paper!

Back to Mspaint and mouse again like the fool I am muhuhahaha. It's fun though. I find the accidents my innacuracy forces lets me feel engaged in feeling out shapes and figuring out what works where while drawing. I'm totally down for such an abstract method of drawing.

But man oh man I need to finish some comics soon. Also I want to print out a booklet for myself. I have way too much stuff floating in the nebulous clouds of the interwebs

(http://i.imgur.com/lqE7xb3.png)

Knight Gruel.
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: MahluaandMilk on July 20, 2017, 08:46:12 PM
Not bad for MSPaint mouse doodles. The action is presented well.
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: legomaestro on July 21, 2017, 11:51:42 AM
Thankee Mahlua! Killer B was always the master at drawing like this. The things he could make you see in what looked initially like scribbles. Gotta hand it to the guy.

I wish I could colour like you though. Saw your self potrait of sorts in your gallery. Cool stuff.


Some more test pages

(http://i.imgur.com/q2q8sr3.png)

Somnus.

(http://i.imgur.com/2rT1Phg.png)
BoomBoom Gal
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: Shane on July 21, 2017, 12:15:57 PM
BOOMBOOM GAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: MahluaandMilk on July 21, 2017, 12:47:16 PM
Nice, nice. As for my MSPaint doodles, to be fair to you, I was still using a tablet, and the entirety of it is to think in layers without actually having a layer function, so a grey guideline, black outline, color over the outline, then fix the outline in places. The one thing to watch is line thickness and what brush type you're using. MSPaint can do a lot more than some people give it credit for.
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: legomaestro on July 21, 2017, 02:09:03 PM
I need a tutorial Mahlua. Preaaaase? 

But cool, I'll see if I can do it, but damn it just never works out. Especially the outline part haha.

And indeed. MSpaint can be quite amazing. I really think that if someone can manage to pull something off decent with it, they've permanently learnt how to deal with such situations when working with other software. I feel excited when I use it. It's the only time I ever take a challenge on positively haha.

@Shane she's got that boom boom pow haha.
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: Walter B on July 21, 2017, 03:55:40 PM
Those paintings in his room look very cool!
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: legomaestro on July 21, 2017, 04:24:18 PM
Devil with a sword, Angel with a pitchfork. They're twin paintings from an anonymous artist. Haha that's all I had in my head when I imagined them. Thanks man
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: devola on July 21, 2017, 06:40:24 PM
I'm impressed you can do all this with MS Paint. I take back every bad thing I've ever said about it. Out of curiosity, are you doing all this with a mouse?
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: Aimyraude on July 21, 2017, 07:07:54 PM
I bow my hat for you... MSPAINT.... why... its  still one of my most horrible nightmares. When i was younger and began to draw i struggled with mspaint and literally gave up on digital. Hopefully, i had my first tablet and photoshop at my birthday six months later which i kept (and still have) over 10 years. When you can draw with this program i guess nothing is impossible for you ... and i feel sorry for potobucket its a real sting in the foot hopefully you'll do other drawing.
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: legomaestro on July 30, 2017, 08:23:01 PM
@devola thankee very much. And indeed, it is with a mouse. That`s no credit though. Try it out. It`s simply frustrating, but if you know the flow you can do pretty good things. Actually it forces you to concentrate so your works may look sketchy but are actually better structured

Tablets are amazing. The thing is, with MSpaint I get exactly the sketchiness that I`m looking for both when drawing and as an end result. I feel excited when I use MSpaint. I`m as surprised by the results as anybody else when I draw so it doesn`t feel boring.

 I didn`t know scribbling to make a piece was a thing until I watched a video recently just on that, so I`m going to be adopting a lot of techniques on that front. My subconscious is must friendlier to my artist pursuits than my actual conscious. I haven`t wanted to draw this much in ages.


(http://i.imgur.com/a7WFVdE.png)

Teresa Bracadam, mercenary for hire and part-time vigilante. Despite her considerable talents and cybernetic enhancements, she`s ridiculously polite and great at housekeeping, leading to the unfortunate moniker of The Battle Waifu. Those who dare utter those words find themselves toothless really quickly.


(http://i.imgur.com/MCENla8.png)

Arctus. She uses mindblades, a concept that I still don`t have a universe to plug into yet, but basically they are telepathic energy swords (more akin to light sabers than anything)


(http://i.imgur.com/bA9NYbM.png)

Calm Down, Silas

(http://i.imgur.com/b6MkEs3.png)

Legoh Walks
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: MahluaandMilk on July 30, 2017, 08:32:27 PM
YAAAASSSSSSSS LEGO.
Good to see you around. It can get a little empty without you sometimes. Not like this place isn't full of amazing artists, but it's like there's a seat not being sat in because it's your seat and when you're gone, it can just be felt. Now that you and Killer B are back, this place feels more together again.

Also, 1000% yes on MSPaint. I love it. It's so liberating, really. I think because it's so not a high-end program, it's less intimidating, and you feel more free to absolutely mess around and make something look like absolute garbage and it's okay. MSPaint doesn't judge you.
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: legomaestro on July 30, 2017, 08:39:52 PM
WOOOO MAHLU

Haha I muchly appreciate the warm welcome. I had... Internet issues.

 I`d normally agree with you 100% but daaamn Ms. Fanservice your MSpaint slinging skills are making a bro nervous haha. I need to up up my game on that front.

MSpaint doesn`t judge you... I should make that a shirt and make everyone`s day haha.
Spoiler

But yes, I do enjoy this throne. *Stabs sword into the ground* Come get it. Rise above. Become the next gen. Become the future
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: MahluaandMilk on July 30, 2017, 08:44:17 PM
You wanna talk about titles? Oh, just wait. I might become Queen of Fanservice. For the first time in three years, I have a certain source of...inspiration. (Parental Advisory notice: explanation can only exist in Ecchiworld).
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: legomaestro on July 30, 2017, 08:48:11 PM
I need to check this out *saunters over to ecchiworld*
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: shishi02 on July 30, 2017, 08:48:29 PM
I drew in ms paint before. I lost the copy somewhere but I do remember what it looks like. They make arts look sketchy and cool looking when I drew my pic in there when I was young.

Those buildings in your comic look great I dunno if I can do that in ms paint myself.

Oh and welcome back!
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: legomaestro on July 30, 2017, 08:51:07 PM
Oh damn I forgot to mention the buildings in the first picture are with GIMP. I imported a reference image, grayscaled and posterized it and then pasted it back in mspaint.

What do you use now, shishi?

And haha it really wasn`t that long, but thanks!
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: xkaiz on July 31, 2017, 05:43:42 AM
I really like the fluidity of your work, it really has a nice charm to it! ^^
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: legomaestro on July 31, 2017, 10:02:13 PM
Thankee xkaiz!

(http://i.imgur.com/AgTai4v.png)
Desedus is a telepath, Don is a basketballslinger  (He has the very specific and dangerous ability to kinetically influence basketballs)


(http://i.imgur.com/ZT8N2RV.png)

Telemere
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: devola on July 31, 2017, 10:47:07 PM
I'm loving concept for Don haha. It reminds of this comic I once read. There were characters that were all given super powers but the twist was their powers were all SUPER specific. It was hilarious. Outside of that, I'm digging the energy in your drawings. They all feel so active and full of life!
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: Shane on August 01, 2017, 02:13:45 AM
Bro.....how about i hire you for sketch action scene in my manga!!!!!!!!!

The best thing about you drawing/sketch is that no matter how much you look at it it never get bored
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: legomaestro on August 02, 2017, 08:42:45 PM
If you want to hire me then hire away hahaha. I'd love to try out what you have. Give me the details and I'll see what I can do!

Haha thanks Shane, I always hope I can elicit that reaction.

@Devola hahaha do you still remember the name of the comic? Would love to read it man.  Ah man, if they have life then I'm on the right path. Rarely do any of my characters have smiles, but if they look like they're living then i'm a-OK


(http://i.imgur.com/e8aOIb3.png)

Kill The King

Two friends are pulled into a fantasy world and hit all the right notes and do all the right things, but find out that they loathe eachother so much that eventually one becomes a tyrant king and the other assasinates him


(http://i.imgur.com/azOKYdt.png)

geh. was *cough* not sober for this one 
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: MahluaandMilk on August 02, 2017, 08:46:42 PM
Wasn't there a thread for drunk drawing? In either case, it looks pretty good. I'll have to get onto posting some art stuff whenever I get around to actually having time to do things. I have a paper due in three hours. Ha. I'm screwed.
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: legomaestro on August 02, 2017, 08:50:12 PM
Oh gawd Mahlua what paper? And yes you are correct. I shall post in said topic. It's stupid fun (and especially deliciously disasterous while using paint lel)

Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: MahluaandMilk on August 02, 2017, 11:43:52 PM
The paper I just turned in that was supposed to be an analysis of the stage history of a play that I accidentally turned into a production proposal based on previous perceptions of a character being exaggerated and pushed even further.
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: shishi02 on August 03, 2017, 12:06:48 AM
@Lego: Im using clip studio paint as my main coloring tool
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Post by: devola on August 03, 2017, 12:35:35 AM
Wow count me in for a drunk art session. We should try it on some online drawing program. Is Open Canvas still a thing?
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: Walter B on August 03, 2017, 07:26:28 PM
That idea of the tyrant king seems cool!

Your action sketches look great as always!
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: legomaestro on August 07, 2017, 05:39:27 PM
@Devola well today I'm tapped out but I'd be up for one in the future yeah.

@Shishi ah I heard that paint is a good program. Might play with it once if I have time

@Mahlua haha that's an odd accident to have... How did that even turn out?

Thanks Walter B! Muchly appreciated haha.

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/wYWAFpD.png)

Ashley Ante, a viking esque warrior in mordern time New York who roams the streets at night slaying demons.


Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/aOxO4Qi.png)
Kick

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/w8q0bpA.png)

Sally Meyor - Galactic Assassin/Knight. She represents her kingdom and challenges the greatest warriors of opposing kingdoms to the death. If they refuse honourable combat then she takes their lives in secret and moves on. She fights using Vector Combat, an ultra high-speed hand-to-hand combat that aims at punching holes through things basically. Yes, the hull of a ship is no issue for her.

Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: MahluaandMilk on August 07, 2017, 06:01:08 PM
I think you might be falling into my old habit of sectionalizing parts of the body when you draw them. Like, you focus on making one part like the legs or one arm to make them look good individually, but then they don't come together quite as well for the bigger picture. Just something to keep in mind.

As for the paper...apparently, it turned out with a B+, so I'm not complaining.
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: legomaestro on August 07, 2017, 07:09:22 PM
Congratulations.

Yeaup, when I go in for details I always much things up. Not that there is much to save anatomically even if I worked cleaner. Fun stuff

(http://i.imgur.com/BG2G1ZU.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: MahluaandMilk on August 07, 2017, 07:12:30 PM
Hhhhhh why did I have to put my art stuff in a bag that is now buried under like four other bags and a suitcase? You make me want to get out my tablet and start fiddling around with MS Paint some more.
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: legomaestro on August 08, 2017, 04:40:22 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/UOiE3G1.png)

Burner

(http://i.imgur.com/wtShwCh.png)

Red Lion - The Legend of a Grafitti artist who stumbled upon state secrets and inadvertly became the leader of a rebellion.
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: The SlamJam on August 08, 2017, 05:08:23 AM
Nicela. Watch your props though, the top image super off. General rule is Crotch to head is same length as legs feet
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: Walter B on August 08, 2017, 10:38:24 AM
I like the attire of the girl in black. The shoulders and arms could be better
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: suuperbean on August 08, 2017, 04:20:00 PM
@lego nice bunch of work as always. Ashleys sword is gonna fall out if it leans too far forward though :P
good use of white lines to outline characters in full black
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: MahluaandMilk on August 08, 2017, 11:04:34 PM
I would totally read Red Lion's story. Or maybe help you with it, given that I stumbled upon some Graff knowledge a while back.
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: Branden on August 10, 2017, 01:58:03 AM
I can appreciate anyone who is able to make stuff in MSPaint.
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: Shane on August 10, 2017, 02:23:09 AM
u still use MSpaint lego?
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: legomaestro on August 10, 2017, 10:31:46 AM
As of now I have no intention of using anything else.

(http://i.imgur.com/rLpPKcN.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/13udlku.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/ttXYcaJ.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/3KeItkA.png)

Seraph and Lysie
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: MahluaandMilk on August 10, 2017, 12:09:18 PM
I am loving the detail on that motorcycle, man. It also looks like your outlining has gotten a lot smoother. Any particular reason for that choice?
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: legomaestro on August 11, 2017, 07:15:46 AM
Oh, I just wanted to try it out a little. But I'm returning to my old bad habits soon enough. How goes your mspaint slinging?

(http://i.imgur.com/mv0qOco.png)

Was trying to play around with a single character in space. Hands are the devil.
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: MahluaandMilk on August 11, 2017, 12:37:31 PM
The sitting pose looks pretty great, and the arm on the punch seems mostly right since you don't really wanna lock your elbow when you're slugging someone in the face (or neck because you're too short, like me).

I'm sure my MSPA will amount to something eventually. Today I was thinking about drawing something, maybe, but we'll see if my friends drag me to lunch and don't let me leave again. They did that yesterday.
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: Shane on August 11, 2017, 03:16:20 PM
LEGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: suuperbean on August 11, 2017, 04:00:05 PM
lines look a lot sharper than normal. keep on narrowing down the sketchyness to that one elusive solid line :P
nice hairdo
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: legomaestro on August 13, 2017, 08:41:19 PM
Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/ol9PrLa.jpg)

Tracing Naruto pages in paint.net because I want to osmosis Kishimoto-Sensei's genius use of blacks and minimalist crosshatch shading and see if it can work in mspaint at all. Experimented with line thickness as well and compared bezier curves to 'freehand' mouse drawing (on the last panel) Still not sure if I like sketchy or exact, but it was interesting.

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/9xFx7u5.png)
Sam Strike Down.

Saito Jinsei met an american bodygaurd named Samson Smith. Sam was a coward to a T... And the only son of a wealthy family that was proud of his intelligence, but put off by his sheer inability to stand up for himself, so they sent him to foreign lands. Of course, Sam got wounded and sick within the first week of his stay.

It turned out to be a blessing to Sam. He got to die with an excuse for not being a hardened warrior, and he got to make a friend in Saito, a very anti-foreigner Samurai who had too much curiosity for his own good.

After the death of his friend Saito took Sam's sword and first name, and proudly became a ronin who plundered traders and made a mish-mash gangster family of ronins and foreigners who fought and also met to read philosophy texts from every nationality.

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/TyosXS2.png)

I HAVE NO STORY MOVE ON

(she's an angry telekinetic with a lot of history also I am scared of her)

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/0uUdTnW.png)

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/c6yJvgV.png)


(http://i.imgur.com/dGnCemC.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro`s Artbox
Post by: MahluaandMilk on August 14, 2017, 11:14:54 AM
Looks good, man. I also like the way that flat blacks can really draw in a panel. Did you learn anything from your adventure?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on August 14, 2017, 07:08:00 PM
I've decided I'll go on a massive quest to restore all my lost images through imgur. If imgur dies on me then that'll be hilarious, but otherwise I'm looking forward to an epicly long and tedious trip down memory lane

Totally forgot to reply to earlier posts

The sitting pose looks pretty great, and the arm on the punch seems mostly right since you don't really wanna lock your elbow when you're slugging someone in the face (or neck because you're too short, like me).

I'm sure my MSPA will amount to something eventually. Today I was thinking about drawing something, maybe, but we'll see if my friends drag me to lunch and don't let me leave again. They did that yesterday.


I totally should've used a reference for that punch, but I wanted to know how much my intuition matched my drawing haha... Hehe... hihi. Looks like yours wins out on that front.

Well, they sounds like the best of friends to me Mahlua haha.

@Shane SHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA *cough* What?


lines look a lot sharper than normal. keep on narrowing down the sketchyness to that one elusive solid line :P
nice hairdo

Haha my lines shall never repair themselves suuper, but muchly appreciated all the same.

Domo. I think she likes the hairstyle too.




@Mahlua I have not learnt not nearly enough from my 'adventure'. I just want to know definitively if mspaint is so cheap a software that nobody will be able to appreciate the content within a page. i.e I want to know if it's possible to make a comic in mspa. If yes then hallelujah .



(http://i.imgur.com/McjPp5Y.png)

Page 2 of my test run. I'm working with a mouse because I want to know if my productivity and inspiration is affected by my tools or not. I'll try the next page out with my graphic tablet. Also, as I did in the last Insane Massive Training Project I'll stop filling in the blacks to save time.

Besides, Kishimoto-sensei's shading is awesome in how minimalist it is. Few lines, Grand effects.



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Post by: Walter B on August 17, 2017, 02:43:26 PM
Looks very good, I wonder what they are saying!

Sarada: "This library is so disorganized. Who on earth borrowed Twilight part 3? I wanna know what happens when a necrophiliac meets the most emo girl in the world"

ChoCho: "I did. I was going to give it back but I ate it. See, I wanna be a vampire too and there was some residual blood from some guy who got a paper cut reading it, I tought it would give me superpowers. Do you have any chips?"

Choji: "Hey guys wanna try these chips? I found them on a trashcan behinds Sasoris house. Even do he is the master of poison I am sure there is nothing wrong with them"

ChoCho: "Wasn't Sasori dead?"

Sarada: "No, my mom was in charge of killing him but she actually didn't. You know she can never get anything done. No wonder I turned out like this"

Sarada: " I wonder if my deadbeat dad could kick Edwards ass. I bet he couldn't because Edward is awesome. I love him!!!!"

ChoCho: "If you like vampires so much why don't you hook up with Hidan? I heard his head is buried somewhere in a forest"

Sarada: "I would but my mom won't let me. She has this thing against shady guys. She says I may end up catching something"
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on August 17, 2017, 07:25:38 PM
Gold.

Naruto ad-libs, now that'd be something.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on August 23, 2017, 08:41:44 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Nom84qG.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: The SlamJam on August 23, 2017, 09:13:47 AM
This original or copied from something?


good work either way
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on August 23, 2017, 01:34:50 PM
Super nice and clean work, man. It's weird because I feel like I can't call you Lego anymore.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Walter B on August 23, 2017, 01:35:50 PM
The background look great!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on August 24, 2017, 07:55:02 PM
Thanks Walter! I used some reference and would've worked at it some more, but got lazy in the end. Glad it turned out well.

@Mahlua nobody calls me by what I wish anyways. Call me lego all you like. It's changed back anyways so yeah.

@ Slam original. High compliment man thanks!



What I love about Imgur is that you can click on the images to enlargen them... Or is that just a basic img feature?



(http://i.imgur.com/4T7b62L.png)


(http://i.imgur.com/K2rzMEP.png)


(http://i.imgur.com/SWjYYJq.png)


(http://i.imgur.com/pns6W7U.png)


(http://i.imgur.com/qWrXFks.png)


(http://i.imgur.com/jMWHCN3.png)


(http://i.imgur.com/89wcRAZ.png)


Been having a legendary artists' block, and after the whole restoringimages thing I realize that I do best by just doing instead of overthinking things. I hope to participate in more workshops, but as for my projects I'll definitely fail to do as much as I'd like, but I'll churn out as many test pages as I can. All I need right now is a heck of a lot more mileage.

Backgrounds are my next hurdle, but dam if I'm not terrified of those darned things.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on August 24, 2017, 10:02:33 PM
I feel you. Maybe at some point I'll join you in working on them. My artist block has also been pretty bad lately, but I think that's just stress. Since I dropped that field experience course, I'm down to a 12 hour semester, so hopefully I'll have more time for myself and doing things...maybe. If all the writing assignments and readings don't suffocate me.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on August 24, 2017, 10:10:43 PM
You can always troll me and post a complicated background in greeble screebles or the background image workshop or draw the above image. I don't care at this point, so long as I do something.

Dammit. University stuff freaks me out especially because of this... From what I gather it's because of piercings? Or am I totally out of loop?

Guh. Do you still need to analyze texts and stuff? Are you still on holiday or learning right now?

Anyways always looking forward to your stuff.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on August 24, 2017, 10:25:15 PM
The semester has started, and yeah, I more or less made the choice to drop out of the field experience because some sites would probably send me home because I can't take them out yet, so I decided to not test my luck and bother the entire college of Ed with transportation and blah blah blah. I can try again in the spring, and I probably needed a more lax semester anyway. I've been running on fumes ever since Rose died, so I figure I owe it to myself to take a little time to...not run on fumes?

If I have free time, I might take back up on drawing cool spots around campus or around town, just to get back into the swing of drawing from life. Someone was doing it today with the preacher screechers. They were drawing the angry mob that kind of sprung up around them.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on August 24, 2017, 10:31:02 PM
Ah, the fumes. The best proof of your mettle, but also the best proof of how sucky your life is at your moment. I exhausted my fumes at a point. That's never fun. MR, HH and a novel barely kept me sane hahaha lel *sad face* Sorry Mahlua... I seriously can't imagine.


I tried my hand out at live drawing just because I had no idea what else to do. It does work. It turns the constant mind-shouting into something at least, even though you're pissed off half of the time.

Er... Angry mob? Wut?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Walter B on August 29, 2017, 03:35:11 PM
Holly looks great. Love that attire.
I like that "digital wings" poem. Find a new way to survive the fall. The fall of man?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on August 30, 2017, 07:22:34 PM
Thanks Walter! More like the fall of angels ha-ha. Funny thing, I don't remember of the top of my head what the fall of man is. I sort of always mix it up with Icarus or the Babel story and not Adam and Eve. Come to think of it I don't know the chronology of the fall of man vs the fall of angels.

I like Holly. I don't know if it's accurate but I feel like she's a rich gal from Britain for some reason...



(http://i.imgur.com/2GekVsQ.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/vmNxnj9.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/b28FE1u.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/052wRV0.png)

I am now officially messing around with perspective.

And it took me years to even attempt it because I am quite the coward when it comes to trying out things I dunno.

It turned out so much better than I would've hoped. I keep on forgetting how great experimentation is in the face of everything. More than finding the right tutorials and the right teachers and the right books and the right advice, I keep on forgetting how great experimentation is when it comes to approaching a topic.

I'm preparing a YouTube video and a series of articles on this front, but it's been such an eye-opening experience swallowing my (ridiculous) pride and just going ahead and trying out perspective freehand. Despite my stubbornness in several directions of my art I was still being burdened by the fundamental ideology of 'learn and perfect first before doing.' when it came to backgrounds.

Damn, I seriously avoided these things like the plague. For the first time in my life I'm excited about incorporating them in my drawings. Hah.



(http://i.imgur.com/ikirfZX.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/mtuWeG4.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Shane on August 30, 2017, 07:33:38 PM
Nice try buddy


:O  btw im surprise you didn't join art workshop lego
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on August 30, 2017, 07:43:54 PM
Domo. And bahahaha, I'm more surprised you assumed I'd join that. I leave that to the pros and the brave ones. Mayhap next time.

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on August 31, 2017, 11:21:44 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/41W8vxg.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 01, 2017, 11:25:06 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/nOH1YGm.png)

Freehand 3 point perspective. Now I know how insane it is to work with so many points. Forget about details just getting the forms right is hard. But heck that was fun
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on September 01, 2017, 12:05:34 PM
For freehand, I can't complain much. The eyeline is a little wonky with the two boxes before the highest one--one you can see the top of, and the other you're looking up at, if that makes sense. Pretty damn neat nonetheless.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: KeanFox on September 01, 2017, 09:30:27 PM
So much improvement :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 02, 2017, 09:49:27 AM
Thanks KeaneFox!

@Mahlua Thankee. I was insprd by a freehand video where a monster does this without even pointing out where the vanishing point and horizon lines are. Line tool would definitely be better.


(https://i.imgur.com/E1b0ynA.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZveB8mS.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: devola on September 02, 2017, 11:50:15 AM
Woah awesome work on the perspective! Character designs looking charming and awesome as usual, keep em coming!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Walter B on September 22, 2017, 06:13:29 PM
The last one is great. Dandy hair!!!!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 26, 2017, 06:39:22 PM
Haha that's her name after all. Thanks Walter.

@Devola cheers! I've been on a background drawing bid for ages, I'm a bit tired out, but looking forward to seeing if I learnt anything from it all.


(https://i.imgur.com/gdjcwhL.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/ynRXEN0.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/uxVxC7Y.png)

click to enlarge
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on September 27, 2017, 02:17:13 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/ppaExCe.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/uF3aaES.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/1bnohlj.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/KZQ6BrH.png)

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Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on October 05, 2017, 09:06:26 AM
wow lego you've been crazily productive, YET AGAIN!
the last couple of posts are a lot higher quality than your normal stuff.
backgrounds are getting more detailed and more accurate. shadings looking good too. love the colouring and the effect on the last picture. the thick lines give the drawing energy and fits in with the lightning effect to make it ZAZAZA- kinda feeling. thats the sound effect im getting here.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Walter B on October 08, 2017, 03:27:03 AM
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colouring and the effect on the last picture
Colouring? Its grey. I think your colorblindess is making you see things differently  ;D

Second pic: Her legs are very weird. They are super long. Is she calling a plastic surgeon to get them fixed?

The mice girl on the third one look really cute. Keep it up buddy!!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on October 08, 2017, 04:52:08 AM
@walter haha no i did see it as grey (although i might have seen it as green on a bad day lol). I meant the style of colouring :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 10, 2017, 08:04:42 PM
@suuper the zaza is exactly what I was going for. I discovered the pencil tool in mspaint, and it was fun as hell to use so yeah. I want to do more of these, but I think I want to do fanart or something because my personal well of inspiration is null at the moment hahaha hehehe *weeps

@Walter domo. And yeah I figured he meant shading. And she skipped leg day or something. Or maybe overdid it. Who knows.  Thanks again!

(https://i.imgur.com/conpnEO.png)

This is a song for swords
Although a song for swords is wrong
We like violence, although it breaks innocence
we love sword songs though

This is a song for fate
and all the mistakes that we make
we like rationality, as though it is all we see
nothing ever makes up for our fates


Her name is Thyr. She's an esper who uses her telekinesis to make swords

(https://i.imgur.com/NqiJxlv.png)

Sammy. She's a dimensional traveller who investigates the Apocalypse Man - a being that goes around killing the protagonists of universes


(https://i.imgur.com/KnFLHVy.png)

Toi is a ghost, although he was so traumatized from his death that he forgot why he lingered in the living realm. He decides to become a dangerous ghost who looks scary and freaks people out, but has decided that until he knows what his actual grudge was/is, he'll not harm a single living being. Indeed, he saves people from other ghosts when he can.


(https://i.imgur.com/OoIf6wx.png)

Zetsubuo Samurai. He's a samurai in despair because he has a knights' sword. He won it by surviving a battle - he used this weapon to save his own life, and is ashamed of the fact that he had to survive by using another warriors' weapon. As penance, he goes around 'following the will of his sword'. It takes him to the homeland of the knight he slaid, looking for answers to his pride. He is also literally searching for his soul, since he lost his katana in the war.


(https://i.imgur.com/0m2IdmO.png)

Telling stories

(https://i.imgur.com/u5OSNXs.png)


Betty

(https://i.imgur.com/jSlLq8v.png)

Saduseez.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Vio on October 10, 2017, 08:12:13 PM
Sammy. She's a dimensional traveller who investigates the Apocalypse Man - a being that goes around killing the protagonists of universes

What

(https://typeset-beta.imgix.net/rehost/2017/4/10/9beccbde-8d03-4552-8795-216e868685c9.gif)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 10, 2017, 08:18:48 PM
Be careful of having blue hair and a seat at the back of a classroom...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Vio on October 10, 2017, 08:22:34 PM
Apocalypse Man sounds like the anime version of The Terminator and Re:Creators. Does he go around the world and universe with a shotty? :o
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 10, 2017, 08:28:06 PM
Watson
(http://i.imgur.com/E48DKmy.jpg)

No, a sword. But depending on a characters' phobia it can become something else. He's a nondescript salaryman looking type who goes around with a simple smile and just kills characters in the middle of their stories. No matter how realistic or fantastical the universe, they always sense his bloodlust before he attacks them.

A collection of survivors and loved ones / interested people with grudges and/or pride/interest start gathering over time and space and piecing together a mythology of said person, and plan to take him out, but so far they're still lagging behind.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Vio on October 10, 2017, 08:35:58 PM
The character and idea of the story would have me read a chapter or few to see how it goes. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 12, 2017, 05:36:56 PM
Haha, mayhap one day, mayhap one day

(https://i.imgur.com/UvxuYkR.png)

Jonathan The Hero died a famous king and left all his combat and magic abilities to his daughter Susanne and son Jonas. Jonas inherited his father's kingdom while Susanne swore to become a dark witch. She occassionally attacks Jonas and his kingdom when she feels lonely. Jonas is a no-nonsense type who really tries to destroy her when she attacks, and Susanne is as impulsive as they come and leaves whenever she feels bored. In this strange manner, the two siblings begin growing legends of their own as King and Witch.


(https://i.imgur.com/B6HEjxA.png)

An unorthodox detective hires an even more unorthodox detective to solve all cold cases in their home town. A total of 24. However, for such a small-ish town said detective doesn't have the emotional finesse to handle something like this...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on October 13, 2017, 05:11:34 PM
really nice. the layout on the bottom one is fantastic.
and nice camera angles on the top one.

the accompanying few lines of story leave me wanting more :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on October 14, 2017, 05:52:06 AM
Thanks suuper! Muchly appreciated. I find it fun to try to fit stories into the panels.

(https://i.imgur.com/ZDtlVfg.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: devola on October 14, 2017, 06:12:46 AM
Haven't popped in here for a while, had to do a LOT of catching up but damn that was worth it! As always your characters design are so interesting and fun. I love how much personality oozes through each design. It's really amazing that each design is relatively simple as well, you pack a lot of detail where it matters and it shows in each character, even the ones without descriptions!

I especially love the ghost character Toi. Concept is fun and interesting but the design is striking and despite being simple. The question now is, when does the practice end so we can see these characters in stories?
 :dance:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: FrankieSutton on October 14, 2017, 11:14:49 AM
the Nunchuk Powah one is awesome.   
very nice detail.  especially the hands! 
LOL you even added a fingernail or two!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Walter B on October 14, 2017, 05:28:31 PM
That "unorthodox, bad at relating" scientist type vibe seems like quite an interesting thing. For some reason, the guy reminded my of Stein from Soul Eater
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on October 15, 2017, 06:10:10 AM
The question now is, when does the practice end so we can see these characters in stories?
I second this!!!! That comment also applies to my art too so i suppose i should eat my own comments :P

I find it fun to try to fit stories into the panels.
I should really try that  a bit. It might help to add more design to my characters as well while i am drawing them.

Nice latest one. the pose is quite good. also the anatomy is quite good as well. Your work is quite stylized anyway but most of the muscles and stuff look quite good.

@walterB dammit i thought it was like Dr. Stein too but it wasn't so similar that i thought anyone else would agree with me. I wish i had said it now >_<
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 16, 2017, 06:56:24 PM
Bullet Catch
(https://i.imgur.com/WSmRXHR.gif)


Cross Fist vs. Scorpion Claw
(https://i.imgur.com/TsFxU8f.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/tc8J5VD.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/202hHyh.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/UsWd9d6.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/Sr80J5A.png)


And a dump

Spoiler
(https://i.imgur.com/ulclM7G.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/rBd08Go.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/fdsQIYP.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/2nZVlNW.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/gSxnJLW.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/3pc2erV.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/P8XJyEK.png)
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(https://i.imgur.com/Ad2CYOe.png)
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(https://i.imgur.com/Wkaxyom.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/3NCaK5n.png)
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(https://i.imgur.com/h4LCBjf.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/MFA32OQ.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/6uAesZl.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/Q8Sut8O.png)
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(https://i.imgur.com/OeRq5Ur.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/pldMnky.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/dxQBvmn.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/z09AvpR.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/uHVTH4x.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/UqCtwhB.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/Eslqb2h.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/00ARjSj.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/VZsff2N.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Walter B on November 20, 2017, 10:25:26 AM
Those action scenes look awesome! Great work buddy!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on November 21, 2017, 08:20:26 AM
great sketch dump lego.
i love the poses you've got in that fight scene between those two guys.
awesome animation too. i've just made my first animation in years and its a geat medium (and also very time consuming). that bullet catch one of yours is cool, but something is a little off. after a coule of rewatches i figured it out, in the zooming towards the other guy part, the height/position of the character varies making it seem like he is wobbling rather than zooming in . but cool nonetheless. i am very tempted to copy :P
plus decent character designs as always
since your stuck on using paint, im wondering if you couldnt up the quality of the drawings by using a thicker paintbrush and drawing in double the scale. the newer version of paint can zoom out to less than 100% these days, so it might just knock off a bit of the pixelness. you also then gain the option for having a line taper by erasing a part at the end of it.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 21, 2017, 04:27:37 PM
Thankee suuper!

Haha glad that the fight scene was readeable at least... Except black coat is a gal :(((

Yeah the animation went wonky in a bad way. I knew something was wrong but I couldn't figure it out hahaha. Thank goodness. And yeah man steal away. To be honest I'm shocked nobody tries animating stuff more. The pay off is so much worth the fiddling around between frames haha.

Cheers.

I've always wondered about that. I guess the lines always look bad if I don't use the line tool or something, so I'll need to use a thicker brush. Sigh. It's the curse of no pressure sensitivity.


Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on November 22, 2017, 07:11:16 PM
Hey hey! Looks like with me home for a couple of days and you having recently posted something, the old crew might have a small reunion before winter break yet!

If anything, it's more the FPS on the animation that confused me a little, but I have to say, I'm proud of all the work you've put in. Can't wait to join you on those exploits soon, although I'm sitting with about eight research books over my head for a term paper.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on November 23, 2017, 05:26:54 AM
Very cool action there bro hhha the sketches hav so many characters in it cool,btw leg what app did u use on animating the castching a bullet hha  i havent post for months hhha i hope i can follow this awesome works soon
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 26, 2017, 11:54:19 AM
I used mspaint and windows movie maker. I should've paid a heck of a lot more attention though haha. It turned out quite iffy.

Get off that damn game you're playing and make some arts, Killer! Haha


@Mahlua! She lives! Research books huh. Any of them happen to be even remotely interesting or is it hell all the way down? Either way, wish you luck with that. School has been scalping me as well, and exams are around the corner so yeh that's always fun.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on November 26, 2017, 03:29:24 PM
I mean I'm basically researching Hieroglyphs for a linguistics project and for Medieval Lit I'm doing a project on the narrative of race relations between the Middle East and Anglo-Christian societies, explicitly how stereotypes perpetuated in medieval literature continue to appear in modern medievalist fantasy media, such as the Gerudo race in the Legend of Zelda franchise.

But, yeah, good to be back.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on November 26, 2017, 03:48:44 PM
I only understood Midde East and Christian there. Gerudo race sounds like a fantasy name haha. Wow.

Well... Have fun? Haha.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: suuperbean on November 27, 2017, 08:01:24 AM
school and college are always scary places when it comes to producing work or exams :P I'm glad i got that all off my plate now. best of luck to the both of you, well, that is,  work hard enough so that luck isn't an issue :P
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 14, 2017, 09:04:21 PM
Indeedy. Well, done with exams so I've got to see how that turns out.

I've been storyboarding on paper recently and had a really productive 2 chapter streak for a side-comic I just came up with. I ran out of buffer almost immediately and need to storyboard some more, but it was really fun to see how little I needed to stress abotu making pages because i knew how they were supposed to turn out.

mspaint + tablet is also tempting as hell now, since I could draw faster. Still, I lose a lot of my spontaneous when I use a tablet haha.

Anyhow, 2 random chapters of Swords Like Gods
1
(https://i.imgur.com/wHKoz68.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/Y0kq8eD.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/jrmP5eu.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/VSgOyfW.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/QWthITn.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/NKSF1AW.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/4uucYCQ.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/g4k0moa.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/4eS0xpc.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/sSf2Izz.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/Rjrr0Ws.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/50RQQOC.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/2ETLUmp.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/D8VIEXw.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/UmjPlAF.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/UE2VdFg.png)


2
(https://i.imgur.com/2CFiGl2.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/mkjlt4W.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/4kAXp7P.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/FW0uai4.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/HurzbLw.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/y8ZcWia.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/7UMbZ4u.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/a8e1kI5.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/CymrrWO.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/p1uihwp.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/4odjQ8W.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/qV1MJrC.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/06bkHFU.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/TuqNUmO.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/uChbJox.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/Nl7NDQZ.png)

Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Walter B on December 15, 2017, 08:39:11 PM
Seems like an amazing fight is coming up!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on December 15, 2017, 10:16:13 PM
Congrats on the comic! Everything looks good here...and really grown up for the starter gallery. The perspective on the buildings is something I particularly like about your works. I'm sure once I start sketching back up, I can start doing something similar, maybe. The story is pretty simple, but I kinda like the quirky flow of it.

Some of the panelwork is a little odd, though, like saying "hup" before standing up (as it would be said while standing up, so it might fit better in the frame with him standing), or the couple of times you make a new frame for a small movement and it's difficult to tell what exactly is supposed to be different. Efficiency is key.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 15, 2017, 11:46:25 PM
You know, I do enjoy dumping on my art quality but I suppose I'll just move to the main gallery for practical reasons - I still refuse to call myself anything other than a starter though. Until I can get a paid commission of any price done I'm a nub for life.

I screwed up the page order for the second chapter. On the odd similar panels thing it's something that I like to do to show the passage of time and that characters are actually just standing in the same character shot. At the least it can be used to show subtle emotional expressions, but at it's best it can be used for nice horror jump-scares where the character was still talking even as some freaky abomination appears within frame at super speed and stuff haha.

(Also I'm lazy and don't need to post much in the second panel)

I'm glad the experiment went well actually. I lost steam as soon as I lost my storyboards but I was clocking 4 pages a day at a reliable rate for about a week. Fun stuff.

You can definitely nail the perspective thing Mahlua. I mean I still remember your chairs and your porch drawing. Your sense is better than mine. All I can actually give as a tip is learning 1 point perspective. I put a dot on a page and drew so many cubes I finally understood in my bones the simple relationship: Anything above eye level - I can see the bottom, Anything below eye level - I can see the top. I'm still only at cubes. Forget about visualizing organic or round forms in space. Still drives me crazy ehehehe.

@ Walter I hope I get to draw one. Fight scenes equals more white space. But I think ther'll need to be a lot more dialogue and exposion during the next chapter, if I ever get around to doing it ehehehe.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on December 16, 2017, 12:27:44 AM
Yeah. I learned the eye-level thing from a book, but application is always the hard part. I also don't think I've ever really had a paid commission, but I have been asked to do art for gifts and stuff. Does that count?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on December 16, 2017, 12:33:56 AM
Yeah I mean, that's exactly the sort of thing pro artists put a foot down on and say 'no. pay me monehs. If you like what I draw then vote with your wallet'

Moving tomorrowish.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: GreenTrap on December 16, 2017, 12:51:26 PM
Sword Of Gods:

I don't think I've ever seen anything resembling a mish-mash of One-Punch-Man (especially with the protagonist), Book of Eli (dat setting tho) and... book of Mormon? (With those bowl cut community folks in the end.)

...And that's why it's so cool  :dance: I look forward to reading more pages, when will the next one be out?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Walter B on December 18, 2017, 09:06:43 AM
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I have been asked to do art for gifts and stuff. Does that count?

No

I agree with Lego. You can't call yourself something other than an amateur until you have been paid for a comission. Or sold a painting.

No, selling them to your mom doesn't count.  :noyoudon't:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: The SlamJam on December 23, 2017, 05:02:04 PM
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I have been asked to do art for gifts and stuff. Does that count?

No

I agree with Lego. You can't call yourself something other than an amateur until you have been paid for a comission. Or sold a painting.

No, selling them to your mom doesn't count.  :noyoudon't:

I disagree entirely. Identify as whatever you want. If the majority of people are telling you, "Hey, your art is past beginner level", then it's probably true. Hell, i've done commissions and i dont consider myself professional, even though by your standards that's all it takes.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Walter B on December 24, 2017, 02:23:26 AM
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Identify as whatever you want.

I identify myself as the greatest artist on the planet. Does that make me that greatest artist on the planet?

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i've done commissions and i dont consider myself professional, even though by your standards that's all it takes.

Nope. I never said that. I said you can't call yourself a professional if you have never been paid for art. I didn't say that you become professional the moment you get paid for art.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: The SlamJam on December 24, 2017, 04:44:57 AM
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Identify as whatever you want.

I identify myself as the greatest artist on the planet. Does that make me that greatest artist on the planet?

Quote
i've done commissions and i dont consider myself professional, even though by your standards that's all it takes.

Nope. I never said that. I said you can't call yourself a professional if you have never been paid for art. I didn't say that you become professional the moment you get paid for art.

If that is your general belief in yourself, then it's true for you. There are plenty of artists who can be considered professional despite not making money. Say for example, a Banker has a pretty good job working for his bank. In his free time, he helps out a local charity with free comissions to help them spread their cause. In this example, he has never sold a painting, but is still a professional. Attaching a monetary 'X' point to a label for an artist is silly. Similarly, aesthetic is in the eye of the beholder. If people say, "Hey, i like this persons art, i'd like to keep reading this web comic", then i'd say that's professional artwork. Someone like Sara Anderson is making comics, they are professional and she makes bank from them. Despite this, the artwork isn't some incredibly high skilled, technical piece.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Walter B on December 24, 2017, 08:34:20 AM
Art is different because even a 10 year old kid can make some drawings and post them around. That doesn't make him a professional artist.

For me "professional" would be at a level where you are making some regular income from art.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 14, 2018, 04:09:14 PM
For me "professional" would be at a level where you are making some regular income from art.

That's what I am aiming for my side. But it is done, the move is complete, the burial shall begin.


Sword Of Gods:

I don't think I've ever seen anything resembling a mish-mash of One-Punch-Man (especially with the protagonist), Book of Eli (dat setting tho) and... book of Mormon? (With those bowl cut community folks in the end.)

...And that's why it's so cool  :dance: I look forward to reading more pages, when will the next one be out?

Those are very kind words Green Tap. Hahaha Mormon.

It's interesting you mention OPM and Eli. Love those two works. One because the art encourages me to be able to make something, and Eli because it had such a simple dystopic plot that I can never get enough of, no matter how many iterations of the same thing I see.

The next chapter has been quite slow, but if there's interest then sure I'll post it when it comes along.

Right now I'm just trying to get to my feet again. Legendary art block. Those things are fun, eh?


(https://i.imgur.com/1Q4CZ3K.png)


Spoiler
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mouse + paint stuff
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Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on January 14, 2018, 04:18:36 PM
Not bad for mouse work! Good to see you back around, my friend. Sadly it looks like coming around Tuesday-ish I'll be falling off. Mark me, though, if this semester goes as I plan, I'll probably be either reading my required materials while in transit most of the time or I will be drawing in that time. I will make it a point to try to be more like you in that regard.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 14, 2018, 04:21:06 PM
Well that's just my luck, seriously? Haha it feels like every time I get back on the train everyone else steps off. I'd take offence but I am a man with no feelings *sob*

Ah, well, careful of the burn out, but really, it's the only reliable way sometimes - to just keep at some little regimen so you dont end up having done nothing for centuries on end.

Good luck getting back into the fray of school life
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 19, 2018, 08:04:14 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/E7LINEv.png)

Gunna, possibly a character from my abandoned story, ARMS.

(https://i.imgur.com/E4Y2hNd.png)
Berus, Kommander of the Crypt Knights, a macroorganisation in some dystopic city that prides itself on having members cloned from the genes of a well known dictator from the late 22nd century.

(https://i.imgur.com/fbd6zAD.png)
Relax with heavy metal

(https://i.imgur.com/tOQv7XG.png)
Tessik Rezmin - Coffee drinking gun and sword wielding gal with a few psycological issues.

(https://i.imgur.com/sZeh8Qo.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Walter B on January 23, 2018, 01:29:31 AM
I like Berus! And the clothes of Gunna  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 28, 2018, 06:23:13 AM
Chapter 3 of Swords Like Gods. I was on a haitus for days and forgot how to draw my characters haha! I really need to have a sheet stuffed away somewhere for that sort of issue. But it looks like I'm officially on the storyboard train. It's a life saver to know how the comic goes when you weren't in the mood for so long that you forgot how the chapter was supposed to develop.

Chapter 4 is already waiting in the wings... For the day I get motivation for it again. If this reaches Chapter 5 then I'll make a topic for it along with Penance I suppose... And talking about Penance, I've got to storyboard the last 3 chapters for that one.

previous 2 chapters  (http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php/topic,3360.msg289605.html#msg289605)

3
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Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Walter B on January 28, 2018, 07:29:51 AM
Nice! Monster fight incoming?

Those are some very good landscapes.

The text in the very first page

"you do know how scary look right?

Don't you mean

"you do know how scary it looks, right?"
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on January 31, 2018, 05:41:41 PM
Gaah! There were actually two typos there, so I've gone ahead and fixed them. I'll update the pages.

Thankee Walter B! Man, landscapes are impossible. I definitely need to flex those muscles more methinks. Like, what are stick figures for backgrounds? I need to do a thousand of those before I get a feel for it.

Monster fight incoming indeed.


4
(https://i.imgur.com/u0oh1Rp.png)
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(https://i.imgur.com/mjB7RBf.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/sZmayAm.png)

One chapter before I officially feel like this is a main comic. I've really got to get back to Penance, though.

All I know is that I should've been doing at least storyboards from a wayyys back. I got too caught up in the illustrative process of making yet-another-badass-slash-hot-looking-character that I completely forgot why I joined the forum: I wanted to make manga. I'm so hard wired to worry about profile shots of characters instead of seeing how they interact with eachother with meaningful dialogue in sequential art. I'm going to definitely head down that road now.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Fronomenal on January 31, 2018, 09:37:35 PM
Man it's been ages since I visited this artbox of yours, Lego.

The art has really improved since the last time I've seen it. I feel like you're really coming around to fully cultivating this unique style of yours. You definitely still need to work on your backgrounds so more, but overall Cheers to your progression, Lego!

I also read a little bit of Penance some time ago. Looks good so far. When I read it in full I'll share with you my thoughts on it.   
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Walter B on February 03, 2018, 08:04:28 AM
That was a hell of a fight! Great comic man. Keep it up. Fight scenes are always awesome to see.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MisterSherbetLemon on February 03, 2018, 01:56:47 PM
You've came a long way since I last nosied on here Lego, great stuff!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on February 03, 2018, 10:31:44 PM
You got a lot of nerve showing yourself around here Server! You never write, you never call. It makes a mother wonder if you even love her any more.  :sadbye:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MisterSherbetLemon on February 04, 2018, 07:02:18 AM
Awww sugarbee you know yo boy be lovin' you day in day out and now that he's bothered to reset his password you might be seeing more of him  :heart:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on February 04, 2018, 09:22:02 AM
Good to hear. See you around mate.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on March 07, 2018, 02:02:16 PM
The influence from Kubo is real, mate. Glad to see you've been up to something at least, since I certainly haven't.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 15, 2018, 08:09:15 AM
I ought to let myself talk a little in my art box without waiting for the next time I have an update. But ah well.

Domo Arigatou Mahlua-chan. Kubo is awesome at style and scope. I wish I could just nail character designs like he did then the lack of backgrounds wouldn't be so nasty haha. I'm actually looking a lot at One Piece nowadays for inspiration though. Just love how diverse the characters are in that.

@Sherbert great to know you exist at all ye bastard! Hope you're doing well, and thanks, and sorry for the late reply!

@ Walter B domo arigatou Walter-san. I just need to find opportunities for more. They're pretty fun to draw actually. I'm just sad that my backgrounds are pretty much non-existent.

@Frono Will be looking forward to that... ish? My art still needs to get well rounded enough to even warrant being critiqued haha so thanks for any attention rendered. Yeah, you said it man. Backgrounds are doom.


And with that... After finally finishing my Penance obligation I've managed to make a chapter for SLG... Which brings it up to 5 chapters. And I'm planning on 30. Which makes it an official project now.

I've managed to train myself enough to see that I need about an hour per page. So at 4 pages a day I can churn out 1 chapter a week  reliably enough. And I'm hoping to do it. It just feels so good to feel up to this after that insanely long training regimen. I finally broke something inherently procrastinatory in my mind and I'm excited for what that means in terms of projects...

Swords Like Gods 5
(https://i.imgur.com/WDYGdm2.png)
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Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on April 15, 2018, 09:20:47 AM
Hmm...I don't know. Something about the apocalypse makes it feel like it should be a pretty definite time period. How long before apocalypse just becomes post apocalypse? I guess it depends on what said apocalypse is. But like, if it's too bad, wouldn't everyone just, die not too long in? These things don't tend to leave a lot of survivors after all.


Mahlua-chan.

So sinister sounding for some reason. Kun? Perhaps?
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 15, 2018, 11:14:48 AM
Mahlua-kun then? Mahlua-kun it is.

Yes post-apocalypse is more right. There's definitely no radiation in the city at the moment.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on April 15, 2018, 11:36:20 AM
At the moment he says. Ominous
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Walter B on April 15, 2018, 12:23:34 PM
Some awesome stuff there. That guys severed head is talking?

That monster fight scene when he is airsliding on top of his sword. Sweet!!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on April 15, 2018, 04:21:01 PM
It was more like a sword twirl switch to head stab than actually riding it, but yes I loved drawing that panel haha.

Yeah the severed head is talking. Also the creepy kids who got shot are still walking. They're weird like that.

@Coryn *ominousity intensifies*
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on May 11, 2018, 09:34:46 PM
Still rockin with MSPaint? Glad to see that some things don't change. Action-packed as usual. I see that edition of distorted proportion to exaggerate action. Great work on that!

Hopefully I'll get around to posting some stuff myself.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 13, 2018, 04:00:25 AM
Still rockin, still rockin. I'm checking out a lot of youtube vids on how people work with pen and ink. It's amazing how much a pro can do with well placed lines and hatching to show texture without even needing dark fills even once. If anything I want to learn that.

Will be looking forward to your stuff Mahlua.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 15, 2018, 09:10:40 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/0gxbFIY.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on May 15, 2018, 09:14:31 PM
Umm...I don't think that's how bodies work...or cameras.
I'm confused. Is this an abstract piece?

Legs.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on May 15, 2018, 09:22:32 PM
It's like a Picasso...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on May 15, 2018, 09:25:57 PM
Anime Picasso. :ohmy:
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 15, 2018, 09:50:40 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/Eow34MH.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on May 15, 2018, 09:51:49 PM
Fixed your link for yah.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on May 15, 2018, 09:55:22 PM
Oooooh, I get it. You're impersonating studio CLAMP!
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 15, 2018, 10:17:12 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/G5UDXfY.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Fronomenal on May 16, 2018, 01:58:58 PM
She obviously never skips leg day...
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Walter B on May 16, 2018, 03:04:19 PM
Surreal meets Picasso
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on May 16, 2018, 04:49:08 PM
Every day is leg day of you aren't a coward.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on May 18, 2018, 09:41:07 AM
I need more leg days in my life

(https://i.imgur.com/eqIq2IU.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/qEUiqKU.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/mwaAjIX.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/jx8jhdm.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/Yj7mjea.png)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on May 18, 2018, 10:25:33 AM
I find that legs are mostly about perspective. So long as you give the suggestion of "leg" and "perspective", usually viewers don't see too much wrong with them, especially if the rest of the image contains a lot of action or goofiness. Let yourself get away with things, mate.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Coryn on May 18, 2018, 10:40:47 AM
That last one tho...

Just...

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/mspaintadventures/images/8/88/Hussie_aggrieves_Scratch.gif/revision/latest?cb=20110818124829)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on May 18, 2018, 10:47:39 AM
That more or less proves my point. Thank ye, Coryn. We still view the noodly appendages as "legs" even though the entirety of homestuck is trash.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Walter B on May 20, 2018, 06:33:31 PM
I like the third one

So many swords.
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: legomaestro on June 02, 2018, 08:47:06 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/GZ1X3Ob.png)
No name

(https://i.imgur.com/WAUrU0U.png)
Attacus
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: Walter B on June 02, 2018, 10:34:45 AM
Muscular guy has cool hair!

(bet he got it dryed with the dryer from my previous comic  :D :D :D)
Title: Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
Post by: MahluaandMilk on June 02, 2018, 01:05:47 PM
You're drawing again...that means I have to start drawing again...but I'm trying to do so much already xD
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