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Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:59 pm
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Behold! My fantastic artwork is laid out before your eyes!
I enjoy drawing by hand as well as on the computer, but I find it easier to display digital works online.
I draw most of these in photoshop with just the brush tools, the smudge tool, and the burn/dodge tool.
I didn't realize I liked to draw this much until I asked people (on YWS) if they would like me to draw something.
~Open For Requests~
Oh, By the way, I'm *really* bad at doing realistic people, soooo. :?
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To this, the Wolf answered, Lo!

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Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:11 pm
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Wow. That grand "behold!" and I haven't posted anything here yet.
Well... wait no longer!
This was done with solely water colors.
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Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:15 am
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I painted something for my new poem called "Paper Girl." ( Paper Girl )
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I've also been painting with water colors. Sadly, the only thing I really excel at is trees. Painting trees really calms me down.
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Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:54 pm
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I love the trees! I love trees so much but I have such a hard time with them for some reason. Yours are beautiful!
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Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:08 am
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@Daisuki Thanks! Here's my secret:
When the brush kinda splits into two parts at the end of a stroke, pretend those are two different branches. It looks more natural that way. ^_^
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To this, the Wolf answered, Lo!

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Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:16 pm
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@fortis
Nice tip, I'll remember it!
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Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:39 pm
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This was just an interesting doodle.
Spoiler! :
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To this, the Wolf answered, Lo!

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Okay. I love the trees. Seriously. Much tree. Very wow.

But what I REALLY wanted to say was this: Your profile picture reminds me of those bacteria that infected either Sean or Carl from Jimmy Neutron. I'm sitting here like 0.o
  





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@Industrio haha thanks!
My avatar is actually a bacteriophage ^_^
Jimmy Neutron: quality education.
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Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:38 pm
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I've been doodling a lot more lately.

I've been drawing these weird, mechanical dragonflies.
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Someone let me play with a wood burner pen thingy.
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Instead, he said, Brother! I know your hunger.
To this, the Wolf answered, Lo!

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Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:46 pm
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I started drawing these hand things about a year ago, but they all turn out so well. I make them as gifts for others sometimes... I just really like them.
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This one's not quite done, but I didn't really want to finish it, so I suppose it is done.
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This was the first one I did. I started drawing it in summer-school.
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This one got folded so I had to hold the page down, so we get a surprise visit from my hand! :o
I also lost my black marker when I drew this so it's slightly different from the others in that not everything is outlined.
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I drew this one while listening to "Demons" by Imagine Dragons on repeat.
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This one is (obviously) just pencil. It's not quite finished either.
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To this, the Wolf answered, Lo!

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Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:02 pm
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Yup I'm just posting everything today. ^_^
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This was some kind of flower-ception.
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Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:03 pm
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I did this last night when it was really late. Sometimes those projects look less wonderful in the daytime, but I'm really satisfied with this. I call it "Day and Night.'"
Spoiler! :
(putting this in a spoiler because it freaks me out)
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...and yes, that's me.
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Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:50 pm
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fortis wrote:I enjoy drawing by hand as well as on the computer, but I find it easier to display digital works online.
I draw most of these in photoshop with just the brush tools, the smudge tool, and the burn/dodge tool.

I've posted... One? computer-drawn thing on here? And that wasn't even done on photoshop. It's time to remedy this.
I did this while listening to this song over and over and over. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLPh6EAuxhE
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Instead, he said, Brother! I know your hunger.
To this, the Wolf answered, Lo!

-Elena Passarello, Animals Strike Curious Poses
  





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Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:30 pm
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Kale says...



Hello fortis! Just dropping in for a comment. Which might develop into a conversation. We just don't know.

In any case, the one thing I notice about your coloring is that it's very flat. This isn't always a bad thing, and it works well with the stylized drawings, but the latest drawing with the leaf really makes it seem like you have no idea how shading works. You also seem to rely on the dodge and burn tools to do your shading and highlighting, which is not a good thing since it tends to make your darks black and your whites eye-searing neon-haloed white. The dodge and burn tools in general should be used sparingly, and only on very, very reflective items, like metals and super shiny plastics.

Understanding shading has a lot to do with understanding the shape of what you're drawing. More complex objects are made up from a bunch of basic shapes, and if you know how those basic shapes are shaded, then you can shade the more complex objects really easily.

For example, the leaf is shaped like a sheet. If you take a sheet of paper and hold it up, it can give you a pretty good idea of how light would shine through the leaf, and also what kinds of basic shadows would appear on it. The veins of the leaf are itty bitty cylinders, so they cast shadows onto the flatter parts of the leaf too. Combine all these basic shadows together, and then you'd get an accurately-shaded leaf.

Right now, the shadows and highlights are all over the place along with the colors, so the leaf looks bubbly and diseased.

Another thing to remember while shading is not to use black or white. Instead, you want to use darker and lighter values of colors. For example, the leaf has a green color as its base, so, depending on the color of the light, the highlights could be more yellowish while the shadows are more bluish than the main green. Using other colors to shade helps give objects in your drawing more interest and shape, and it looks much better than using the dodge and burn tools or shades of black and white.
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