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Messages - devola

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Collaboration (Art Exchange) / Re: Art/Writing Exchange!
« on: March 28, 2019, 05:04:58 PM »
Hell yeah man, let's keep this draw train going! I'll scope out another one of your characters too then and report back here when I get it done. I really enjoyed interpreting your thumbnails, never really noticed it before but your characters have a lot of shapes in their designs that gives them a lot of personality. Anyway off I go!

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Develop Your Story / Re: Back story?
« on: March 28, 2019, 08:40:37 AM »
Generally I think it's better to try and tell any backstory you have through interactions and conflicts between your characters in your main story rather than dedicating chapters to explaining history/background. Remember that lore supplements and enriches a story, lore is not the story itself.

For example, if the world your story is set in is still recovering from a war, rather than having characters reminisce about the past or dedicate an entire chapter to telling the reader what happened, show the aftermath of the war and get creative. Show the reader the destruction left behind by the war, show your characters walking through occupied territory, show the subjugated civilians being resentful (or even grateful) to their invaders to tell the backstory through subtext rather than just dumping it in exposition.

In my opinion, well paced stories tend to focus more on what's currently happening in the story rather than what has already happened. The bottom line is, try and show the backstory through your present story rather than just tell it; get creative and find ways to introduce the back story through interactions, drama, and conflict!

Good luck with your story, hope this helps!

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Collaboration (Art Exchange) / Re: Art/Writing Exchange!
« on: March 28, 2019, 08:23:09 AM »
Crazy cool seeing you do something so different from the norm for you! Also yeah, ya beat me to it haha.

I'm not totally sure if I interpreted this right, so I'm sorry if I completely missed the mark! It was a little bit difficult trying to figure out what the character was about due to having fewer details available so I just took the shapes that stuck out the most to me and created a character using those. Mainly focused on the big hat (I think it's a hat?), the position of the arms, the flaps on the hat, and the baggy pants. Sorry if this isn't exactly a sketch of your OC! I still had a blast doing it though!

While I was looking at your drawing, the first thing that came to mind for some reason was steampunk so I went with that.

I actually do have a second idea I wanted to try for this character but I might save that for another time, it could be something closer to your original intent but I need some time to plan it out.

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Collaboration (Art Exchange) / Re: Art/Writing Exchange!
« on: March 27, 2019, 06:37:10 PM »
Hell yeah dude, I'll give 124 a shot, and in exchange you can choose one of these to do!

Demon Girl
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Sael
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Forceblader
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I'm interested to see any of these, and I'll be doing a sketch! I'll probably get it done in a day or two, good luck man and thanks for humoring me! Can't wait to see the results!


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Collaboration (Art Exchange) / Art/Writing Exchange!
« on: March 27, 2019, 05:21:48 PM »
At the moment I'm taking a break from work and I've found myself with a lot of free time, aside from wasting all of it playing video games I figured it'd be a good time to sharpen my art skills and make up for the 3 months or so I missed while I was in crunch time.

I think a more interactive way to improve (and sometimes I just run out of ideas) would be to do an art exchange with other artists here!

So if anyone is interested in doing an art exchange with me (or with anyone else that is interested), feel free to post your info here!

The format of the art exchange will be as such:
- We trade OC's and draw each other's OC's in our own styles
- Give a rough time frame (but please be understanding if someone can't meet the deadline)
- Give a rough idea of the picture you will be attempting (will it be just a character sketch, a full picture, etc...)


You don't have to be a god tier artist or even an artist at all if you want to participate, just try your best and produce some artwork!

Optionally, if you are NOT an artist, there is a way you can participate as well! If you are a writer you can leave your OC to be drawn and in exchange you have to write a story for the OC of an artist that is willing to do an exchange with you.

Anyway, hope this piques some people's interest, just drop your info in a reply to this thread! Over the next few weeks I will be checking this thread periodically, if I don't get any traction here, no worries I am doing this in other discords that I am in and will post results here as I complete them! Have fun, and good luck with your art/stories!

Edit:
Almost forgot, leave a post here with the artist's/writer's name you want to collab with if you want to participate

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Manga Art Gallery / Re: Devola's Stuff
« on: March 27, 2019, 05:10:43 PM »
Thanks guys, I appreciate it!

@suuper
For the first picture I wasn't really thinking too hard on the lighting, and yeah the close up can make the lighting flexible, I think their point was that it wasn't clear what was lighting the area though so I figured I could make it more clear.

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Manga Art Gallery / Re: Devola's Stuff
« on: March 26, 2019, 06:18:04 AM »
I appreciate it man, glad that the design looks good! And yeah, I did actually pay a lot of attention to her face. As part of this collaboration thing I'm doing, I wanted this character to contrast to the other artist's more sultry character so I tried to design her to be cuter than what I normally draw.

Jammin on the guitar, I wonder what she might be singing
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Lunch!
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Edit:
Friend said the lighting made no sense for the picture above so I tried to make it a bit more correct!
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Music / Re: 2019 In Music
« on: March 26, 2019, 06:10:11 AM »
Hopefully I'm not intruding with this, but.. thanks for making these posts. I'm in constant need of music to draw along and your threads have been a great source for that. So once again, thanks for taking the time make these write ups and talk about these musicians, I really appreciate it!


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Manga Art Gallery / Re: Rusinstein's Illustrations
« on: March 26, 2019, 06:06:55 AM »
Big girls, big monsters, you've really got this genre down! I also can't get over how good those trees look in the third image, well rendered and well drawn. Keep it up!

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Manga Art Gallery / Re: Devola's Stuff
« on: March 24, 2019, 09:23:24 AM »
Thanks guys!

@Suuper
It was originally a set of 5 but I expanded it to a set of 6 basically because my ideas grew past the original limit haha. As for what it's for, nothing in particular, just stretching my design muscles. I may use the designs for projects later down the road but for now its just for practice.

@Ovium
Thanks! It means a lot that you like my work! As for the whole proportions thing, part of me has been pretty self conscious about my proportions in the past. Nowadays I try to keep it within 6 heads at a standard ratio, I don't measure it too much though and just sort of feel it out during construction. I think it's good that regardless of the weird proportions it still appears OK, I tend not to hear that I draw "noodle" girls anymore nowadays haha. I do want to eventually experiment more with proportions too though, drawing varied and dynamic characters is a strong skill to have.

Not much to update this time, just some quick sketches of an OC I made for an art collaboration as well some personal art challenges! The theme was monster girls.

Her name is Finley Myrin, and she's a Cambion, a half demon half human hybrid. She's supposed to have wings but was born with a defect that forced her parents to remove them. She's often looked down on by her own kind but fits in well with humans as a consequence.

Outfit:
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Character moment:
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Manga Art Gallery / Re: Aimy's gallery (Soul-Dust manga)
« on: March 24, 2019, 09:11:50 AM »
Neat additions! This person and your work is very professional, I'm surprised you aren't signed on to do work for a game or comic/manga company!

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Manga Art Gallery / Re: BobbyJoex's Gallery(unorginized)
« on: March 24, 2019, 09:10:06 AM »
Interesting work with the chibis! I can't comment much since I'm not too familiar with how that style works but it looks pretty cute to me and I like the particle effects you incorporated. Keep up the good work!

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Manga Art Gallery / Re: Suuper's manga (+digital and 3D)
« on: March 24, 2019, 09:09:12 AM »
It's really interesting seeing the differences in our methods, from what I'm reading I feel like I'm taking almost the opposite approach you are.

I try to push hard on each individual piece I do so my volume is low (hopefully compensated by quality but who knows?). I try to do a lot in each piece that I work on, sometimes more than I can handle but it always pays dividends to fail earlier and address my weaknesses all together. at once in each subsequent piece. At least it does for me haha.

The down side to this is that trying to be a perfectionist is actually insanely counter-intuitive. You stress over minor things that don't pay off much in the long run and end up wasting lots of time.

The plus side is, I've learned to accept failure. By attempting to reach as close to the best of my capabilities as I can now, I can fail earlier and look back at my work and see the weaknesses and shortcomings, then address them appropriately.

I see the merits of your method too and I think there's some cross pollination that can happen here. Recently I've tried focusing on particular things like incorporating detailed hands or gestures in my works but still attempting to do a complete work (one of the things I struggle with when doing individual studies is it's always hard to fit it back into the composition as a whole if I don't have the entire composition as context). In sort of a watered down version of your training regimens, I'll do 4 or 5 sketches specifically intended to include hands and by focusing on particular elements, I've started to notice more how each affects the whole.

Anyway, sorry for the rambling just an interesting observation I suppose! Your work shows steady improvement as always though I find it hard to comment on chibi work since I'm not too familiar with it. Regardless, I think you're making great progress!

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Manga Art Gallery / Re: A Runaway From Reality (aka my gallery)
« on: March 24, 2019, 08:59:28 AM »
The character design looks cute so far! And the chibi is adorable too.

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Manga Art Gallery / Re: Narutogod's Drawings :)
« on: March 24, 2019, 08:58:13 AM »
The monsters in the mist works are definitely really well made. I love the feeling they invoke too! Good job with the other sketches as well, I'm looking forward to seeing them complete!

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