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Re: Ruxan's Art Thread

Postby ari-6 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:17 pm

Great, let us know how it goes.

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Re: Ruxan's Art Thread

Postby Ruxan Kikilin » Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:56 pm

Haha. Naw, scanner works fine. If I want anything to be scanned, I'd have to physically pick up my laptop and move it closer to the scanner (it's a printer/scanner combo, so that thing isn't going anywhere). I could just rework the furniture and make it so the laptop and printer are closer to each other, but that takes a bit of work. I have to consider my sis's sleeping space, her work station, my work station, and whatever other furniture are in the way. Haha. So it's a lot easier if I just take a picture of my sketches and work from there. Although I could just bother my sis for her computer to use the scanner, but laziness stop me from doing so.

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Re: Ruxan's Art Thread

Postby ari-6 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:04 pm

Great work! That sandwich looks so delicious I feel like I'm eating it already. The rest of it is pretty good too P:

I used to have a printer scanner. I had to ditch it when I realised that without ink, I can't even scan. Your's might work the same way so make sure not to leave an important scan until the night or keep extra ink around. It was designed that way to make the owner buy more ink so I had to ditch it for a regular scanner. But when it is just a sketch, a regular camera works too.
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Re: Ruxan's Art Thread

Postby Mad-Mutt » Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:27 pm

I really don't know what to say about your work that you haven't already heard, but these are some really great drawings.
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Re: Ruxan's Art Thread

Postby Ruxan Kikilin » Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:21 pm

Thanks! Yeah Ari, I think my printer might be one of those that won't work unless it's fed ink. But I don't really know for sure since I never tested it out, haha. I'm fine with just using a camera to move things from the physical world to the digital world, since I work mostly digital anyways. That's to say, my traditional work is kinda eeeeh. Don't mind working traditionally, but I don't like wasting supplies. But if you don't use it, how the hell are you going to get better?! ; w;

And thank you Mad-Mutt! It's alright if you don't have much to say. -nodnod-

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Re: Ruxan's Art Thread

Postby korikou » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:51 am

I now get the term hauntingly beautiful....and it is amazing
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Re: Ruxan's Art Thread

Postby Sly » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:06 am

On the impu sandwhich one, for a second I thought you were using textures, but looking closer I can tell you drew those details by hand : ) Very nice!! That's really impressive detail work!! Your color palette is soo smooth -w- I b jellin'
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Re: Ruxan's Art Thread

Postby Cerulean » Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:31 am

I'm mostly digital for the same reason. I have all the supplies, but confidence (and patience) keep me from actually sitting down and drawing something. I just feel more comfortable digitally.

Oh my the design in the impu's hair is so beautiful! I mean the whole drawing is beautiful but that's what stands out the most to me, that and of course that sandwich :p

As for your second drawing, I do agree with korikou. So hauntingly beautiful.

Looking forward to more, keep up the good work! c:
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Re: Ruxan's Art Thread

Postby Grieffon » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:34 am

Maybe it's just me but... I think your female character looks a bit too masculine. I have difficulties telling whether the above picture is a male or female. The accessories suggest a female, but the angular face structure and seemingly broad shoulders are more likely to pass as a male. Same goes for the previous page, they seem to have a face shape of male characters, broad shoulders, and rather muscular arms.

Or maybe it's just me.
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Re: Ruxan's Art Thread

Postby Ruxan Kikilin » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:46 pm

korikou – Thanks!

Sly – Haha. The colors were a happy accident. I was was using a color balance mask to fix up a shading layer that I was too lazy to just hit preserve transparency and color over.

Cerulean – Yeah. But you can’t really a get confident if you’re not gunning for it! But yeah I see there is a difference is using up a few pages of a sketch book and a couple of pencils vs. using up the last ink of a pretty pricy marker/ color pencil/ paint set/ what have you. So yay for digital! But it is a whole other medium and I do like the feel of the physical medium over digital medium. Sadly there is no ctrl + z…

Grieffon – It’s not just you. I see it too and honestly I was wondering how long it’ll take for someone to call me out on it, haha. Yeah, a few of my female drawings lately have been taking on a masculine feel and I can see where it’s coming from and what you mean. I am very slowly working out the nuances between the two without having to rely heavily on obvious signs (boobies, exaggerated eye lashes, huge eyes, lips, dainty figure, huge pink bow…?). In the process of that, everyone’s going to look manly! Or at least the males look lady-like and the ladies look man-like. Or everyone’s straight up androgynous and weird. Everything’ll probably get weird before things start making some sense…

But to clear it up, the previous picture is a very feminine male. On the previous page, everyone is female (barring the creatures) except for the last image. And thank you very much for the observations!

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Re: Ruxan's Art Thread

Postby Mad-Mutt » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:10 pm

Holy crap that thing is adorable! I want one!

I've been told that a few of the characters I've drawn look a little androgynous as well and its sometimes intentional, but I think I should work on making females that actually look girly and the male counterpart of that as well. But I kind of like characters like that though, might be why I like your work as well.

Either way I enjoy your work.
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Re: Ruxan's Art Thread

Postby Sigment » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:01 am

This is some really cute art. I love it. Keep it up. :)
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Re: Ruxan's Art Thread

Postby karauma » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:24 am

You have really nice use of color. :D
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Re: Ruxan's Art Thread

Postby Tenshi Nova » Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:56 am

I want to tickle it :3
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Re: Ruxan's Art Thread

Postby stooie74 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:38 am

OH GOD! Its so adorable! :mrgreen:
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Re: Ruxan's Art Thread

Postby Thy Obsessive Freak » Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:44 pm

Awesome, Sorry I keep forgetting to comment on your work... I just literally keep forgetting :redface: , I'm a man with limited attention span unless it comes to my ego

Anyways you're arts really great, it's got such wonderful shine wonderful shine and shade, hard to not adore it and man does it look elegant. You really ought to give a tutorial or a step-by-step thing to show us just how you do it, seriously... how do you do it and I'm not just saying that because I've got people want to purchase techniques for lotz of money. Although I know that some of it will have been done with much hard work and skill than just technique, but still, I want to know.

Giving some criticism because heck, wouldn't seem like I respected you if I didn't try to look for ways to help you improve. Looking at your latest creation, it could do with a little more detail, because without the shade and shine, it would look dull and boring and I know you can do brilliant detail just by looking at your other work, so it's not like I'm suggesting to do anything drastic, just think more imaginative though. But I'm just nitpicking with stuff to say. One thing I do think that's not so much nitpicking is that things like the hands and the hair tip could be less pointy, they look like I could snap them with my fingers and they'd come right off. But besides that, awesome cheese.
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Re: Ruxan's Art Thread

Postby SpiderTiki » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:44 pm

Im just going to bookmark this and dbe on my way, your art has pleasantlly surprised me and now i can add another cool artist to my ever growing list (ps im orangedj-rengishi) (pss. The guy who watched you)
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Re: Ruxan's Art Thread

Postby Ruxan Kikilin » Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:46 am

Mad-Mutt – Thanks!

Haha. I think the androgynous characters works well with the art you make. You draw a lot of monster-like creatures and I think the androgynous body adds to the creepiness nicely.

And glad you enjoy them!

Sigment – Thank you! And will do.

karauma – Thanks! It’s a lot of trial and error and throwing things together until they work. Not really throwing all willy-nilly, but throwing things while following some guidelines. But there’s still a lot of throwing. Or something…

Tenshi Nova – Think it’s ticklish. It just wants a huuuuug~

stooie74 – Thanks!

Thy Obsessive Freak – Haha. It’s alright. I don’t think this thread is disappearing anytime soon.

I’m not very good at teaching, but I’ll see what I can do about a tutorial. Really, a lot of the things I learn and do come from tutorials of other artists. But if I were to make a tutorial, which subject should I do first? Lines? Color? The whole sha-bang?

And thank you for the criticism! I’ll keep that in mind while designing and coloring future creatures and stuff.

Snow Diggity – Oh! So it was you! I knew my latest watcher was someone from here, but I couldn’t put my finger on who it was. Thanks for that! The watch and the comments.

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Gotta fix that contrast. It’s pretty eh. Also, need a definite color for the lightning. Orange maybe…? Or green…? Damn it I’ll think of something.
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Re: Ruxan's Art Thread

Postby Thy Obsessive Freak » Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:24 am

Heck, doubt very many people are good at teaching, it's a skill improving, but heck it would be just to demonstrate to us and tell how you do it. But how about what you feel makes you're art stand out most to people and what they'd really like to learn from you? I always figured if I needed to do tutorial from myself that it would be the really huge ego that obviously shines from my art, it's quite questionable how I do that.
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Re: Ruxan's Art Thread

Postby Ruxan Kikilin » Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:03 am

Haha. I’m not exactly sure what makes my stuff stand out to be honest. And I’m not quite sure what I would like other to learn from me, when they can learn it from someone far better than me. And from someone who can explain it better to boot. But I will think on that from time to time. I don’t think I’m quite there at the point where I can answer those questions for sure. Overtime, maybe.

Thank you. And if you somehow make that tutorial through sheer ‘because-you-can’-ness, I’d like to give it a read.

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Re: Ruxan's Art Thread

Postby karauma » Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:07 am

Is that your palette to the top right? :O
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Re: Ruxan's Art Thread

Postby Ruxan Kikilin » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:44 pm

Sure is. Here they are again, bigger and better!

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Or just bigger. I didn't use all of them, and most of the time I don't refer back to them unless I'm coloring a new part of the picture. The smudged ones on the bottom is where I try to find an intermediate color between two different colors. Sometimes they work out, sometimes they don't. They work out if the values are distinct enough to differentiate them.

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Hmm... the resizing lost some details on the eyes. Oh well.
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Re: Ruxan's Art Thread

Postby karauma » Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:12 am

Very neat to see it. Thanks.
Also, love the color on this piece is the leg a little short though? :O
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Re: Ruxan's Art Thread

Postby Cerulean » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:39 am

(late reply) yes sadly there isn't, but I'll keep working at it!

Also, I wish I had stuffed animals of all of your imp creatures. They're so cute >u<

I'm also loving this Personified Scorpio painting here. So pretty c:
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Re: Ruxan's Art Thread

Postby Bad Dragon » Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:11 pm

Your art is so pretty and adorable!!!! <3
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