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Postby xxmonitorlizardxx » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:35 pm

CAN I HAS A TITLE UNDER MAH NAME :gangsta:
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Postby 655321 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:18 pm

Nae, I added you on deviantart! :D

I don't draw much (anymore) but this still counts as art, right?

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You can find these here: http://www.echoesofnature.etsy.com

Should I make skink jewelry/figurines? :3
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Postby Nae » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:32 pm

Horray, more dA friends! And yep, those definitely count!

And I think you should make some skink jewelry ;)

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Postby missmacabre » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:07 pm

Nae wrote:Horray, more dA friends! And yep, those definitely count!

And I think you should make some skink jewelry ;)


And rat and mouse jewellery for me! Those turtles are adorable :)

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Postby Nae » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:32 pm

Since a lot of people have asked how I do my paintings, I thought that perhaps they may be interested in a work in progress shot -

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(Its a python if you cant figure it out from all the splotches of colour :lol:)

So yeah, basically I start of with something dodgy like this, then build up colours, then once this is done Ill add shadows and highlights to the whole thing for continuity~

I started this one a while ago, but with school and exams its gotten no where :lol: But now that 12 years later, I have finally finished school, Ill have plenty of time to work on it until I manage to find a job!

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Postby xxmonitorlizardxx » Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:04 pm

I drew this in 5th grade not really art but...
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I think thats a laser coming out its mouth and its spwan coming out the heli...
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Postby xxmonitorlizardxx » Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:04 pm

Hopeful_Herper wrote:Alright, this time I actually spent some time on my submission.

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I know it is just an eye and really it could belong to any animal, but while I drew it I thinking of it as reptilian so there. Plus it's green.

Cool pic but whats the blood for?
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Postby missmacabre » Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:48 pm

Does it matter what the blood is for? It's art :roll:

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Postby Nae » Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:50 am

I actually think its supposed to be the pink thing in the corner of your eye...But alas!! It is art! Art has no boundaries!!

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Postby Alioop » Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:42 am

Nae- do you use multiple layers? Or do it all on one layer? I'm really tempted to try this.
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Postby Nae » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:00 am

Ummm...It really depends. I tend to do each segment of ...bits... on a different layer (So the eye is one layer, the white scale patches are another, the mouth is another etc). But whether Ill have layers in those sections depends. In the photo the python is based on, the coils at the back are out of focus. So I did the splotches of colour on one layer, that way I can just blend it together easier. Then I did a separate layer for the texture.

Where as the eye is I think about 10 layers...Its especially helpful to have layers for bits that are just for textures, or that you think you might want to change the colour of later, or apply a filter.

So yeah, it really depends on the effect your going for, whether your 100% sure on whether or not what you are doing is going to work out, if you want to apply a filter to that section, possibly make it slightly transparent etc etc. Sometimes I use only a few layers, other times (Like the tortoise) they can amount to over 100, but sometimes I do it all on one - Its really up to you! :D

I did one of my bird on one layer - http://xdeathcricket.deviantart.com/art/Maki-256161963

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Postby MissMeg » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:16 am

Omgosh so beautiful. Looks like my poptart
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Postby Nae » Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:29 am

Poptart :lol: I am loving that name, hahaha!


Ali, I was meaning to do this to go with my ridiculously long paragraph, but I forgot :doh: (And ignore the half finished....thing... :lol: I was going to cut it out, but I thought it would be easier to understand if you could actually see what the folders corresponded to.)

http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i43 ... titled.png

http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i43 ... itled1.png

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Postby Alioop » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:50 am

Thank you Nae! That painting looks awesome btw.
I played around in photoshop last night and tried to do a painting, I think I get how its done but I don't really have the patience for it lol. It sort of made me miss painting by hand- I find it very therapeutic and soothing to be able to manipulate the lines, colors, etc. I think it might be time for me to do a bluey painting!
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Postby Nae » Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:54 am

No problem :D

It definitely does take a little while to get used to - You might find working with a sketch or photo to be easier, perhaps? Using a tablet may also make it feel more like a 'normal' painting (If you didnt already~) :D

But yes, it is definitely time for a bluey painting ;)

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Postby Alioop » Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:20 am

I did work from a photo, but I since I was just experimenting, I didn't work it as thoroughly as I normally would. (Normally I'd grid off my reference photo, sometimes do a pre-sketch, and then sketch it out before laying in color). It also doesn't help that I was just using the track pad on my laptop :roll: I'm sure a tablet would make it much, MUCH easier lol.

I do have a recent non-reptile painting.... :noknow: ... Too bad this thread is about reptile artwork.... :doh:

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Postby Nae » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:57 pm

I am so relieved I finally got my tablet working again - Everything Ive posted so far was done with my laptop touch pad :doh: So annoying :lol: (Jeffs tortoise took HOURS because of that, hahah~)

But yes, tablets are definitely much easier!

Aaaaw, hes adorable! I wish I could paint, but I just dont have the patience~

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Postby MissMeg » Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:35 pm

Nae wrote:I am so relieved I finally got my tablet working again~


Is that like a bamboo? or is it like the new tablets out there(Ipad, galixy tab, play book ect?)
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Postby Nae » Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:14 pm

While it isnt a bamboo brand tablet, yep its the same sort of thing~

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Postby Linnea » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:39 am

wacom is the best. 8) *has an old wacom*
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