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#1 2004-01-09 14:52:00

fangler
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From: New Oldtown
Registered: 2001-09-30
Posts: 11452

isn't it fabulous?

well, it would be if i had any art to show. But i don't. [ib] you[/ib], on the other hand, do. So give us the link and let us ooooh and ahhhh to your latest project. Smarch realted or non-smarch related, we don't care. as long as you're a smarcher, we're interested.

 

#2 2004-01-09 16:23:00

TreeHouse
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From: Maroochydore, Australia
Registered: 2001-08-06
Posts: 2393
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Re: isn't it fabulous?

Here's a painting of  The Blind King I did a while back when Guth was collecting reader art for the site.

Nothing ever came of it but I guess you guys can have a looksee at it now :)

(I had to scan the original 15" x 18" painting into my comp with my little flatbed scanner so it's not a very good image. Soz')


EDIT: here is an updated link to the painting for any who choose t' peruse :)

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29 … ndKing.jpg

Last edited by TreeHouse (2008-06-01 05:57:24)


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#3 2004-01-09 16:26:00

fangler
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From: New Oldtown
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Posts: 11452

Re: isn't it fabulous?

Pretty cool, tree. thanks for the link. i really enjoyed your use of color.

 

#4 2004-01-09 16:34:00

AJ
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From: Quebec
Registered: 2001-07-08
Posts: 11353

Re: isn't it fabulous?

oh, I like that!

What did you use? oils?
I love the way you've used the brush stokes, and the colours you've used. It's vibrant, I'm guessing it's even more so in RL.

I'm glad I finally got to see it, I remember you talking about it ages ago :)

 

#5 2004-01-09 17:14:00

Ian Johnson
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Registered: 2001-06-01
Posts: 11635

Re: isn't it fabulous?

I like.

 

#6 2004-01-09 19:11:00

TreeHouse
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Re: isn't it fabulous?

Thanks guys :)

@AJ: Yup, it's in oils. The scanning does dull it a little, and because I had to reconstruct a few smaller scans into one image leaves the colours a little mis-matched.

Plus, I found that scanning an oil painting results in weird light reflections that alter a few of the heavier uneven layers.


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#7 2004-01-10 09:22:00

ettelewen
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Registered: 2001-06-02
Posts: 10871

Re: isn't it fabulous?

Very Cool!
I like it!


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#8 2004-01-10 09:47:00

Sahi
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From: Assendelft (the Netherlands)
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Re: isn't it fabulous?

A bit too abstract for my taste I'm afraid. I like the colours, but I also like to know what it is I'm looking at without being told. Just a matter of taste though.

Yalahii.


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#9 2004-01-11 02:46:00

TreeHouse
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Re: isn't it fabulous?

Sahi wrote:

but I also like to know what it is I'm looking at without being told.

But where's the fun in that? ;)

That's one of the reasons I love art, though. Everyone can look at one thing and it can effect/fail to effect a person differently. I reckon that's pretty cool :)


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#10 2004-01-11 06:19:00

AJ
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From: Quebec
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Posts: 11353

Re: isn't it fabulous?

TreeHouse wrote:


Plus, I found that scanning an oil painting results in weird light reflections that alter a few of the heavier uneven layers.

that's interesting, but then I've never scanned artwork and mine is mainly watercolours any way.

 

#11 2004-01-11 12:10:00

Sahi
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Re: isn't it fabulous?

TreeHouse wrote:



But where's the fun in that? ;)

That's one of the reasons I love art, though. Everyone can look at one thing and it can effect/fail to effect a person differently. I reckon that's pretty cool :)

Yup, it'd be a boring world if everyone would be the same. :)

Yalahii.


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#12 2004-01-17 18:07:00

wildmagiclady
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From: Dallas, Texas
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Posts: 22856
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Re: isn't it fabulous?

Oh, tres cool! Reminds me of a recurring dream I have of this white wolf that is supposed to help me, but he has no eyes, not even sockets, just fur over the area. Some significance to that I feel, to me it says you don't have to use your eyes to 'see'.


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#13 2004-02-07 23:06:00

Jadelin
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From: Germany
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 1002

Re: isn't it fabulous?

Love your picture, Tree, I have tried oil only once. I was not very good at it. The picture kept drying for ages, and it was soooo smelly. You really need a huge attic for doing oil paintings I guess.

I was more of a portrait artist for many years and only recently started doing some abstract stuff. But I am still trying to find my way. Anyway, I just draw for fun, usually while watching TV, and I haven't done much fantasy stuff. Kikisan's work (on the other thread) though is gorgeous.

I once studied architecture for 3 terms, that was the worst time of my life, the professors there managaged to make me start hating it, everytime I had to take up a pencil. I eventually left this part of my life behind to start studying Chinese, but I needed several years to really go back to drawing something. Here is my art gallery: Jade-Eye Art Gallery

 

#14 2005-11-23 07:26:00

strangeshe
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From: Texas
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 11556

Re: isn't it fabulous?

bump for the fun of it ;)

 

#15 2005-11-23 09:05:00

Jaime
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From: Wilmington, NC
Registered: 2001-06-01
Posts: 11534

Re: isn't it fabulous?

Wow, I don't think I ever saw this topic.... some neat stuff.


Yield to temptation; it may not pass your way again.

-- Heinlein

 

#16 2005-12-04 11:07:00

Ruby
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From: Krautland
Registered: 2005-11-09
Posts: 266
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Re: isn't it fabulous?

I don't like abstrakt art that much, too. I'm also drawing a lot, but more 'cause it's fun and really relaxing (mostly it is). Well I'm quite a bit into Manga with those huge eyes long limbs, which is making my art teacher a bit furious sometimes (sometimes she just tells me I should start anew 'cause it's not realistic enough ^^).
Who's interessted, i've some pics on my homepage. No shadowmarch fanpics, though I have some wyvern-sribbels flying around on my desk ^^


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#17 2005-12-20 00:00:00

ArcticSwan360
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Posts: 1075
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Re: isn't it fabulous?

I'm terrible at drawing, but I've recently been inspired to give it a try. I'm gonna start of VERY easy. Maybe once I've gotton a little better I'll put one up. I want to get a drawing for my Squirrel Character I have for a thread in the Quiller's Mint called "The Woods Out Back"


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#18 2006-01-11 07:13:00

Ren
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From: Austin, Tx
Registered: 2001-07-29
Posts: 15351

Re: isn't it fabulous?

Hrm might try to sketch the Characters for the SRPG...*ponders*


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#19 2006-01-11 13:01:00

ceywren
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From: hole in the bottom of the sea
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Posts: 18790
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Re: isn't it fabulous?

i used to draw a bit. horribly, but i did it. maybe i shall give yhana a try too just for kicks....


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This new-found malaise.
It's just that this mystery
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#20 2006-01-22 05:56:00

Genisis X
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From: permanent existential crisis
Registered: 2005-05-08
Posts: 15088

Re: isn't it fabulous?

@treehouse
Arrgh! the guy has no eyes!

*runs and hides under bed*

@renfild

oo, oo, sketch me, sketch me!

*runs and hides under bed again as renfield comes at me with a pencil*


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#21 2006-01-22 08:42:00

Libbette
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Registered: 2001-06-29
Posts: 13415

Re: isn't it fabulous?

I thought there was a Tree sighting.

:(

 

#22 2006-01-24 14:16:00

Olaf
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From: Germany
Registered: 2001-07-16
Posts: 4941
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Re: isn't it fabulous?

I think that "Blind King" pic is quite good. I like it.


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#23 2006-04-14 07:09:00

Puzzle
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From: UK
Registered: 2006-04-11
Posts: 40

Re: isn't it fabulous?

That is a brilliant painting of the Blind King..unfortunately I can barely draw a stick man..so I won't be posting any of my efforts..

Does anyone else have any artwork I can admire from afar?

P.

 

#24 2006-04-17 13:58:00

Libra-in-a-roundabout-way
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From: Yonder green hills
Registered: 2006-03-29
Posts: 13256

Re: isn't it fabulous?

Love the blind king pic....don't do anything like that myself though...only plates and cups and stuff...and photography...


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#25 2008-03-20 16:36:18

muy-chan
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Registered: 2008-03-20
Posts: 4

Re: isn't it fabulous?

For some reason, I can't load the Blind King link :( Which is sad, because everyone else seems to be enjoying it. Bah, I'm a little noobzy. I'm not that great an artist, but I've put some Otherland stuff on Deviantart. I can't post links on this computer because something inside it hates me, so if anyone's bored enough, you can be inconvenienced (sp?) to look for them :P

My usermname there is muyoka, so you can know if you find me.

Does any one else out there have anything for me to admire?

 

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