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Today's Oekaki Highlight:
A shout out to returning and faithful friends of TACo, who have graced us with some awesome drawings: senobdec
, and congrats to Hall of Famer sabii
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(9653) (link) Oekaki by z, total drawing time 0 : 42 : 44|
z 2007/5/10 - 18:49:44
"The Teal Geisha"
Looked better in my sketch book. :/
C&C welcome and appreciated.
kougra_girl 2007/5/14 - 17:22:2
i love her expression x3 try adding darker shades when shading though. that might make her pop out some more
(9652) (link) Oekaki by sankyu, total drawing time 0 : 44 : 31|
sankyu 2007/5/10 - 17:25:28
Thankyou again Rydia and TACo
z 2007/5/10 - 18:51:3
I love the bottom left corner. The grass looks so../right/. I was never any good at grayscale. Beautiful. :)
elolinon 2007/5/11 - 7:31:6
Beautiful... so much feeling in this picture, even though it's quite simple. I love it :)
golden 2007/5/11 - 12:4:45
Aah, how do you do this? Absolutely beautiful.
kougra_girl 2007/5/14 - 17:24:54
i love how the light is just barely there. x3 makes it look dark and mysterious and some unfortunate person is sneaking around the area D:
dorothyblueeyes 2007/5/15 - 21:40:13
Owww, fabulous. Rembrandt is loose here.Or,at least one of our older,good oil painters. Wow.
sankyu 2007/5/16 - 7:40:4
Glee! Thankyou! :D
(9651) (link) Oekaki by agent-pocky, total drawing time 2 : 59 : 46|
agent-pocky 2007/5/6 - 21:53:20
I notice that a lot of people do either the Disney versions of Fairy tales or unique spin offs, but few do art from the actually story. =p So, here's Cinderella at her mother's grave. I'm not too fond of it; I really rushed to get it out before April ended (it didn't work). So... yeah. No theme room for me I guess. x] I like the composition though...
And also, someone, get this girl a clean apron. XD
interfaceleader 2007/5/10 - 15:30:19
That's really cool, I like the three little pictures on the edge :D They really add something to the design.
kougra_girl 2007/5/14 - 17:27:3
good concept :) however, you could have added part of the grave in the corner. that way it won't look like just a sad young lady. the title up top doesn't pop out enough, and is a bit hard to read, so. ;>> dun do that anymore. ><
agent-pocky 2007/5/14 - 20:22:40
Sorry, I should have explained better. Her grave IS the tree. There's no headstone. As well, I deliberately made the title really light... I didn't want it necessarily to "pop". Too much avatar-making for me, I think. :p Thanks all the same, though.
dorothyblueeyes 2007/5/15 - 21:41:4
It is very nice.
(9650) (link) Oekaki by dorothyblueeyes, total drawing time 1 : 33 : 48|
dorothyblueeyes 2007/5/5 - 5:3:1
"The City of Lost Artists"
kelli 2007/5/5 - 13:55:37
sankyu 2007/5/5 - 20:2:20
I was gonna go live there but.. couldnt afford the rent.
mika 2007/5/6 - 3:0:36
I know where you're coming from on this one *winks*(or at least I think I do)
Nice style and colour scheme too...:)
elolinon 2007/5/13 - 3:46:22
Ooh... that town need some graffiti ; )
I love the atmosphere in this picture, and how her features are kinda blurry, like she's someone forgotten who's slowly starting to fade away...
bandersnatchsm 2007/5/18 - 15:44:54
It would have to be really artistic graffiti.
(9649) (link) Oekaki by tarlinqua, total drawing time 2 : 32 : 24|
tarlinqua 2007/5/4 - 17:55:20
umi-chan 2007/5/4 - 22:5:24
oooooo this is really pretty. i like how you used the colours and put designs into it awsome!
golden 2007/5/5 - 1:27:36
I like the sketchy style. the colors are really nice too. and I like how she's sort of half-transparent so you can see the background through her.
dorothyblueeyes 2007/5/5 - 5:3:52
maemay 2007/5/5 - 8:0:5
I love her eye colour and your style. The way you put some much line detail in the hair is really good.
interfaceleader 2007/5/10 - 15:38:3
*Love* the cool-ass frame effect! That's awesome!
gleeful1 2007/6/5 - 17:43:26
wow her hair is wonderful and so intricate! she is so pretty *_*
(9648) (link) Oekaki by maggie_sue, total drawing time 9 : 20 : 8|
maggie_sue 2007/5/4 - 16:51:14
woah, timer's over by about 7 hours...
so my handskills have gone completely sour, which is to be expected after over a year's absence.
thought I'd say hi anyway. hope some of you kiddos remember me-I was a Mod here for a while.
I was looking at my old oekaki's (through all like, 1200 of them) and was wondering how I could have ever possibly thought I was good at this.
It's funny how rediculously picky I've become. Graphic Designers=snobs most of the time, and I've moved myself to that category.
Anyway, I'm very passionate about what I do now, enough to pay over $50,000 for a piece of paper that licenses me to mess with people's minds using type and image. That's right. Gradumatated. Finally. I have the power-now I need a job... >.<
anyway, just wanting to see what all my old 'kaki buddies are up to. Comment if you like, or if you don't like. Either way.
dorothyblueeyes 2007/5/5 - 5:6:29
awww, it[s very good. Don't worry about "skills-rott"; you should see me, after college; I can never reach back to the level of compentency in painting, that I had in college; I am rotted out. It's just age,and the other stuff of life. You CHANGE, too. Boy, do we all. Change is not all good. But, you cant stop it. Just practice a lot more, you'll get better, that's fine. No perfectionism, please, we all have plenty of that, do we not?? hehe hehe. ; )
dorothyblueeyes 2007/5/5 - 5:10:57
Graphic designing and snobbery?Yeah,which is probably why I went into teaching cooking;it's easier to be nice to people there.
I like being kind,nice,and helpful to people,not being a snob,or being around them.I'd rather teach some poor guy how to boil water, than be the Head of design for Big-Macho,&Big Firm,with all the attendent problems.
lorelai 2007/5/5 - 14:49:45
i think i missed the snobbery boat or something. I didn't know graphic artists were snobs OR picky :) I didn't know you picked this route for your career! I hope you're ready to beef up your portfolio fast :)
maggie_sue 2007/5/5 - 19:52:33
I got my portfolio already
as far as the snob train--I tend to notice what I consider "bad design" a lot more and become disgusted with it. It's kinda funny. My husband always tells me to give it a rest because I can pick out typeface and point size on just about any printed collatoral and tell him exactly what's not working about it.
I guess I've learned new rules in design that didn't always apply to me as an fine artist.
It's not a matter of kindness when it comes to deciding what I like and what I don't like. Like this oekaki and all my others... I don't like them anymore and it's because I've developed a different sense then what I used to have. Lol many of my former professors have instilled in me this mindset that "as designers, we know everything." and I'm finding that to be true in working with actual clients. Anyway, just wanted to drop in. Maybe I'll continue to lurk around for a bit while I have some free time on my hands.
I missed you guys.
mika 2007/5/6 - 3:13:35
Some graphic artists and indeed some artists in general can be amazingly snobby, which is really something when you see some of the crap they do, however I don't think it's a required skill as most of the real good ones are actually very helpful and supportive of 'lesser artists'.....anyway I haven't got time to discuss this with you riff raff as I'm orf to play my grand piaar-no.
lorelai 2007/5/7 - 23:14:52
My only advice to you as a graphic designer, and as an artist in general, is to open your mind to learning from others. You can learn from those whose skills are below you just as well as from those whose skills are above you - and in the end, you are not the best judge of that in the first place, so best to be safe and learn from everyone! =D
(9646) (link) Oekaki by maemay, total drawing time 0 : 49 : 9|
maemay 2007/4/27 - 17:50:33
Obviosly I love red heads and elves. And really suck at backgrounds.
mika 2007/4/30 - 8:30:26
I won't ask why you love red heads so much as looking at the pic tells me why....and of course the 'Elf' bit is a bonus too.........play down the background if you aren't that good at them, if the subject is good you can get away with a simple shadowy blur and it'll add loads to the main bit......:D
dorothyblueeyes 2007/5/5 - 5:12:37
yeah, shadowy blurs for background is fine.very nice redhead. (we redheads rule)
(9645) (link) Oekaki by elusive_dreamer, total drawing time 0 : 42 : 14|
elusive_dreamer 2007/4/23 - 22:13:13
Hello board. :* I love you.
dorothyblueeyes 2007/5/5 - 5:17:57
Hi, welcome, we like you, too. Nice picture.
elusive_dreamer 2007/5/5 - 19:42:16
Thanks. @_@ lol I'm not trying to be a suck up as much as I'm genuinely expressing my thanks and respect for this board.
(9644) (link) Oekaki by syzygy, total drawing time 3 : 23 : 32|
syzygy 2007/4/22 - 0:12:46
I'm not sure it's polished room quality- it's been a while since I produced one of those. This is my view of Elizabeth Bennet (through my re-reading of P&P) and she's coming home from a ball, hair mussed from the constant dancing, a book in hand, ready to wind down. I apologize, as I could not get the intensity and emotion in her eyes as Mr. Darcy seems so fond of.
jakusama 2007/4/22 - 0:15:38
Awww... I love your shading.. as usual..and I really like her hair for some reason. Like. Really. ...really.
insomniel 2007/4/24 - 21:10:56
looks lovely! i could guess who it is right away.
dorothyblueeyes 2007/5/5 - 5:14:16
very nice. I like it. Well it's hard to illustrate the personality of one of yer favorite books;everyone has a different image of what she looks like.But this is great.
(9643) (link) Oekaki by maemay, total drawing time 1 : 44 : 42|
maemay 2007/4/21 - 19:56:53
It seems incomplete to me but I don't know what else to do. And I'm not very good at backgrounds. By the way it's my first time posting here. I've looked at some of your artwork and they're amazing. Hopefully I'llb e like that one day.
mika 2007/4/30 - 8:26:12
Welcome, you are off to a good start in catching up with the more accomplished artists.....keep practising and you'll be amazed at how far you can go.....:)
maemay 2007/5/4 - 14:53:3
(9642) (link) Oekaki by sabii, total drawing time 0 : 25 : 30|
sabii 2007/4/19 - 7:30:59
i was aiming for the sketch corner, but ah, never mind.
wasting (precious) time ;D
elolinon 2007/4/19 - 12:40:45
Beautiful colours : ) And good work with the expression, too. I've gotta keep on training realism xD
cinder303 2007/4/20 - 18:41:40
Very unique piece. I love the lighting on this.
Nice colours, too!
syzygy 2007/4/22 - 0:56:35
Awesome colors... so autumny. The shading is great.. unique, wonderful piece!
dorothyblueeyes 2007/5/5 - 5:15:28
Fantastically expressive; beautiful,in my mind.owww, I love it. ; )
(9641) (link) Oekaki by phil, total drawing time 1 : 15 : 58|
phil 2007/4/15 - 15:13:59
my desk hahaha XD
kougra_girl 2007/4/15 - 22:43:4
your desk has blood on it? o.o;
spoonalshmee 2007/4/18 - 15:47:56
good an' creepy :D
lorelai 2007/4/19 - 0:30:55
*hides behind mommy*
dorothyblueeyes 2007/5/5 - 5:17:3
It's so realistic, it's scary; great!!! umm...maybe it's catsup???Or glue?or paint?We are artists. ha ha. "spooky," neat.
(9640) (link) Oekaki by syzygy, total drawing time 1 : 0 : 7|
syzygy 2007/4/12 - 22:18:5
This ended up nothing close to how I wanted it... oh well. It started with one idea ad finished with another... perhaps we shall try another time.
spoonalshmee 2007/4/18 - 15:48:55
that is really beautiful
maemay 2007/4/21 - 20:1:34
I love this. For some reason it reminds me of India.
dorothyblueeyes 2007/5/5 - 5:18:59
It is lovely ; yes, I want that skirt, hee hee.
(9639) (link) Oekaki by phil, total drawing time 3 : 18 : 52|
phil 2007/4/11 - 17:32:6
Errm i really have no idea! so outta practice hehhe
Was fun tho and nice to be posting back here again
purrdy 2007/4/11 - 18:52:1
oh wow! prettyyyy
ryoanna 2007/4/12 - 22:8:58
Wow! Awesome colours! Love how everything looks so soft :3 Nice work.
blacklight 2007/4/13 - 17:5:6
I like the tree bark's and sleeve texture.
dorothyblueeyes 2007/5/5 - 5:20:6
yes, the trees and bark are fabulous; neat.Lovely picture.
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(9638) (link) Oekaki by blacklight, total drawing time 0 : 56 : 58|
blacklight 2007/4/11 - 15:4:8
phil 2007/4/11 - 16:0:27
once did somethink like this here they could be friend hehe
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