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Daiyu – Chinese War Horse

Daiyu – Chinese war horse

 

The Chinese war horse.

SPEED PAINT : [link]

Here I have drawn a Chinese war horse
Sadly, I am not a big horse person and I’m not sure that I have correct breed listed below. This horse isn’t carrying very much right now other then its standard attire. Perhaps he is coming home from a victory :)
His name, Daiyu (黛玉) meaning “black jade”

Anyways this picture, I have drawn is for the contest held by :iconthe-saddle-club: The point is to draw a horse’s importance to a certain culture.
It has been quite some time since I’ve drawn one (I havent drawn one since [link]), I feel like I’m a little rusty on the horse, but, I like it all the same. In my opinion it turned out well.

Also, I decided that I would do a speed paint, I haven’t posted one for a while, and I have yet to do a larger picture like this so please enjoy it!

Contest information

Breed: I think this is a Ferghana horse but I am not sure ;_;

Location: China

Cultural Facts/History: now correct me if iI am wrong, but here is a bit of history on the horse
The Chinese searched for the perfect horse for battle and found in the horses found in central Asia. The Fernanda horse. Powerful, fast and with great endurance. This horse was strong enough to be equipped with supplies, armor and weapons while traveling great distances with speed. Not only that but its ability to survive with little food was also a benefit to the soldiers. They could be pushed so hard that would “sweat blood”, for this reason they were once know as the blood sweat horse.
This breed was excellent for battle and would out run, out power, and out endure and of the domestic horses that were previously used. This dominance brought on great victories and thus the horse was later re-named The celestial horse/heavenly horse (which you see on the zodiac). You can find this horse praised in all types of Chinese artworks and literature.
Traces of this breed can be found in several types of horses found all over the world.
Importance to me: I find it interesting and its a bit of my history

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A Light in the Dark

This is my picture of Reiz Chrise

He is one of :iconff-boy:‘s characters

This is drawn for an art trade I am doing with her, but I saw that its her birthday today!!
So…
Since last time I took forever to finish my pic I thought, hey, maybe it will be a nice surprise if I can get this done and post it on her birthday xD
I sat at my computer All day LOL!!!!

I tried out a style that I have not used for a long time. I thought that is would fit the picture I was trying to create
The lighting for this was so hard D:
I think its at least decent though!!

Reiz is a dark and mysterious character
I hope that you can see this in my pic ^^
He uses the art of magic and is very good indeed (especially with fire, as you can see since his hair is not burning lol :P )
Thats all I am going to say about this character, please go and Visit :iconff-boy:‘s gallery (its great) if you want to know more about him

also
:iconff-boy:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
and thank you or doing another art trade with me :)
We end the decade with one and begin the new with another!

I trade for this fantastic piece, she drew David for me 🙂

Mercenary by FF-boy
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David – Sam’s new OC

 

hey guys
This is one of my new OC’s David (I’m still building him)
Right now I don’t really want to say much about his story at this time
This one is more of the concept ^^
I already know all the colors but i was just seeing how I liked the design, and yeah
I think I do like him.
I am so glad to finally have drawn him! he’s been in my head for ages
I hope I can draw him more often as well
So for the Back story I’ll just say …
he is partially royalty, but more so a mercenary. Why?
because he feels like it, and doesn’t really believe in the ways of his families ruling.
Its like a hobby to him.
do they know? o maybe O-o
he also has an older brother that i would like to draw at a later date
o yes I realize the sword is a little bent
He is supposed to be holding it, its not on the belt right now
O and the broach thing he has is the phoenix’ head, but his jacket is open so…
you cant really see it

 

Here is a quick ref I did a while back, i really need to draw this character again!

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Day of our wedding

Day of our wedding

 
The bride actually had it done as a surprise for the Groom
Its a portrait of the two of them.
Constantly referring to the reference photos for all the small details was a lot of fun
yes, that’s even her dress, and the location of the wedding!!
I am very happy to know they received it on time and they were both very pleased with it.
It was a great drawing to do, and I wish them all the best!
I hope you all like this piece, but I know nobody can love it as much as these two!
It was very kind of them to let me post such a personalized picture.
~May the years bring them all the Joy and Happiness they could ever hope for and more~

i love being able to work on personalized pieces such as this!

Comments from the customer:Hey Sam,
we are both very happy with the picture you did for us!!
whenever people come over
one of the first things they comment on is the photo and ask who did it.
you got everything so accurate that it is like looking at one of the wedding photos.
this photo is one of the many things that made that day so special
but knowing that i had it and got to give it to him after the wedding was so special!!
there are not enough words to thank you. great job. who knows, I might have to have you do more!

~S~

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Linked – Art Trade

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This was done as another Trade with FF-Boy

This is a picture of FF-Boy’s OC Dyraun and my OC Sammacha.
I did a sketch on paper and I really liked it, so I tried to finish it.
In the end, I used so many sheets and it ended up being the size of a poster!
I stuck them together on my computer and re-did it 12 times! this final image is lucky #13!
For some reason I just couldn’t get it how I wanted.
I know how much she likes duo-tone ( she puts out duotonic, and its very cool)

I used most of the accessories that dyruan usually has
(bandages, barbed wire, piercings, safety pins, and silver chains everywhere)
I also put in some blood because it really does go well!

FF-boy:THANK YOU!! ^_^
You’ve done a hard work and it came out great. I really, really love it (and feel a bit unworthy for this o_o )
Really love the atmosphere and color scheme here; red and black, that’s so cool! xD
And your character is so pretty with black. ;P
Thank you again, and again, for doing the trade with me. *hug*
Ps. Isn’t he a pain to draw, my Dyraun? lol I sometimes have the same problem, even though he’s my creation. o_o

 

This is the picture that FF-boy did in exchange:

Bond, by FF-boy

THANK YOU!
I really love the picture that FF-boy drew for me, and the costume design is really cool too!!

FF-boy is an awesome artist.

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Sammacha – Flight

Sammacha – Flight

 

So this is an old drawing I did of  my character, now named Sammacha.
(I did this back in 2007)
I was still learning to draw people at that time.
This is one of the first picture’s of her that I posted online (and one of my first digital drawings)
I know  I have improved a lot more since this pic but I still like it
Even if its not the greatest picture it still holds a lot of value to me

As originally stated
“she lives in a world shrouded in miasma and flies on wings that can burn like fire.”

 

Why the character was created:

Sammacha is based off of me and was created when I was assigned an art project to make a character and a fantasy comic that resembles you and had X abilities that you chose from a list. The hardest part for everyone was that it had to look like you, so it had to be a person!

Everyone chose the basic and most common ones, flight, magic, and wielding of a weapon then made their character original. My character lives in a world shrouded in miasma, and flies with wings that can create fire. She can wield a sword and her can wounds excrete a toxic gas.

As well as Sammacha there were several other characters in the story and of course a ton of fantasy creatures.

The comic did get me an A, but beyond the grade, I was not satisfied with the final product as a whole.

My drawing skills weren’t that good and the story was weird because of the assignment, and there was much room for improvement. Though I did like some of the comic after it was handed in, it was basically lost forever as I never got it back. Maybe one day I will make a new one.

Anyways I used my character as an avatar all over the web and then she just sort of stuck. Though, she will never be finished, like me, will always be a work in progress…

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Sam’s collection of tutorials and resources

Everyone can improve on something
here is a collection I am building of helpful links for figure drawing, painting, and the basics.

I will updating this post every few months adding more tutorials and resources for artist of all levels.

*Know the basic’s*

Back to the basic’s Know the color wheel and how to use

 

Color theory
Basic theory
Colour lovers
Colour in harmony
Colour mixer
Colour blend
Colour scheme designs

Lighting
Basic lighting
Virtual Lighting Studio
Photoworkshop’s Light Cage

Perspective
Perspective

Pose Reference
Humans
All pose
Pixel lovely
Bodies in motion
Facial Expressions
Quickposes
Life Drawing
VirtualPose

Animals
Pixel Lovely
Mammalian Crania Photographic Archive

Anatomy

Humans
Fineart.sk
Artnatomia – Faces
ArtistAnatomy.com
3D Interactive Anatomy
3D Museum
Gray’s Anatomy Online
Muscle Atlas

Animals
 Illustrations
 Animal Frame
Mammalian Crania Photographic Archive

 

Tutorials
Humans
http://snigom.deviantart.com/gallery/38916

Ears
http://kaoyux.deviantart.com/art/TUTORIAL-EARS-299843090

Hands
video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCeCiDKd3XI

Animals
http://creatureartteacher.com/

Horse’s
http://vector.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-draw-animals-horses-their-anatomy-and-poses/
http://refomatic.tumblr.com/post/74342060690/paintaloosa-all-right-heres-my-contribution
Fur
http://www.deviantart.com/art/Fur-Tutorial-288870509

Cats
Paws: http://www.deviantart.com/art/Big-Cat-Paw-and-Leg-Tutorial-206292792

Paws: http://tamberella.deviantart.com/art/Big-Cat-Paw-Tutorial-2-206446818

Dogs
Paws http://magnum-k9.deviantart.com/art/Paws-203599422

If you know  basics http://www.deviantart.com/art/Tutorial-How-To-Paint-A-Wolf-165698655
Random subjects
A great series of videos http://fengzhudesign.com/tutorials.html
http://www.3dtotal.com/index_tutorial.php
http://www.wysp.ws/
http://www.artyfactory.com/sitebody/art_lessons.html

Tutorials by Sam
http://www.sammacha.com/gallery/tutorials.html

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Sam’s 1,2,3 pokemon series

So…Way back 2010 I drew this

1,2,3 stack!
The original unforgettable starter Pokemon~!

A lot of people really liked this picture so I decided to draw some more with the 1,2,3.

I was surprised as it’s not really my best work, but I do like the colors and the idea!

It was as if you were holding a camera and told them 1 word or gave them 1 thing. How would they react?

I find them fun to do, and hey, who doesn’t enjoy fan art?
I am even considering doing a 4,5,6 (Gen 2) and a 7,8,9 (Gen 3). But that will be at a later time.

However, that would defiantly be the end of it, as double digits don’t sound as fun and I really don’t like the group of starter Pokemon after Gen 3. Actually there are a lot of Pokemon I hate from those generations… so I wont be drawing any of them grouped. At least not of my own free will.

Basically that’s all the 1,2,3 series is about, I hope to be doing more them soon.

For now, this is what I got.

Find more far art here http://www.sammacha.com/gallery/fanart.html

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6 needles to the arm – A bad day

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

 

Wow!

what a horrible exp I had today. Just in case you didn’t know, 3 shots really sucks to get at the same time.

In late Nov, I went to get an updated Tetanus Shot. The Dr. (forgot her name) convinced me instead, to get a Cervarix shot. The shot was the first of a series of three, so I would receive the tetanus shot on the follow up shot the next month and a half. The first was painful and my arm hurt for about a week. (Then again shots always  seem to cause me horrible pain in whichever arm I get it. My body does not like medicine).

Anyways, I tried to get an appointment at several clinic to get my 2nd shot and my tetanus. No luck for at least 1.5-3 months away…

Well, I can’t wait that long considering you have to get the 2nd shot within 2 months. Ridiculous!

So I went to the walk-in. They don’t take appointments and its always busy, great. Went in, signed up on the waiting list… went for a walk for an hour. It started raining of course. When I got back to the clinic I still had to sit another 45 mins, thank god I had my Ipad (I knew it would be a while to wait). I feel like I should have just gone home for an hour and then come back.

Finally I got to see the Dr. This was a much better Dr. then the first time. By that I mean it actually seemed like he cared about his patients. So I told him what I was there for and blah blah blah, meanwhile he also grabbed a flu shot. I have never had a flu shot so he felt this year I should get one as it includes H1N1 vaccine.

So… Cervarix shot, it kinda hurt
flu shot, nothing at all
tetanus shot, wow did that ever hurt, either way I never said anything but wow, I think I remember this shot from 10 years ago! the same horrible feeling.
Sat for about 5 mins, stood for while I got some paper work to go get some blood testing across the street around the corner.

After about 5 mins I was able to walk out the door without a problem, but,  a few steps out the door I started to feel severely ill.
I suddenly felt like I was going to throw up, I felt dizzy and had a headache. i took a few more steps and made it across the street and I felt like I had a fever. Then the scary part, my vision started to get really blurry. It was like your were looking through a windshield that had no wipers in heavy rain. It went from the outside of my vision like a circle going inwards, it was a horrible feeling. When my vision was all messed up my ears plugged up so I could barely hear anything.

At this point, I thought it would be best to turn around and walk to 25 feet back to the clinic. When I turned I felt so dizzy, like I was going to pass out. I had a hard time getting to the clinic, and crossing the street was extremely hard when all you can see are blurry drops of colour everywhere.

Finally I made it back to the counter and asked the lady if I could quickly ask the Dr a question. She told me to sit down and wait 5 minutes while she went to get him.

Sitting in the chair at this point was the hardest, and it was between two people which made it harder. So I finally get into the chair, and I sit. My hearing came back, then slowly my vision, and all I was left with was a horrible headache, a feeling like I have the flu and a very painful left arm. The Dr. comes and I tell him. it’s not a allergic reaction thankfully its just due to the fact that I had three shots all of which make people feel, not very good afterwards.

He even offered to buy me something from the store, juice or something to eat so I would feel better, I refused. the scary part is over. Was it ever a horrible 15 minutes!

Now onto the lab where I can get the blood test done. Thankfully I did not have to wait long and got a spot within 10 minutes. *sigh, but the lady I got, was learning. Of course!  She sits me down and gets some vials out, 3 of them, boy that makes me feel good when I already feel like crap. She moves my arm around (painful) and then gets the needle ready, cleans the… uh elbowpit (?) and sticks the needle in…
and moves it around…
wiggles is…
and jams it in farther in an attempt to find the vein.

Meanwhile I am having a great time watching all this…

Finally she asks for help, the other lady takes it out, gets a new needle and finds the vein much quicker. Though now that area is already hurting quite a bit. Back tot he new person, she fills the 3 vials and does, whatever they do while I hold the cotton ball on the bleeding area. When she comes back I expect to go…

O…

She missed one, she has to do it again.

So this time she goes for the back of the hand, you can see the vein here and you don’t need a lot this time. now this time the needle really hurt when she put it in (at least she found the vein). When she had filled it and went to remove the vial from the tube thing she let go of the needle. OUCH! She let it  fall and kind of hang there in my hand. That really hurt. I don’t even think she noticed and the other Dr. or whatever was like, “don’t do that, please hold the needle.” A little late!

and then she comes back again with another bottle… a really big bottle…
but  found was relieved when she said this is for a urine sample.

YES! PLEASE DO NOT STAB ME AGAIN! THANK  YOU!

Now I’m outside, its cold, I feel sick, its raining harder, and the dizzy feeling comes back…
I don’t even think I can make the 15 min walk to my house. I ended up calling my dad who was home, thank you! So he came to pick me up, so glad i didn’t drive.

About 2 hours later my mom had come as we had arranged to have dinner. We went out, I was not feeling the best but I was at the normal sick feeling of having a shot. We ordered these koreon chicken wraps that we had before. They came a bit different the usual but ok, lets try it. They were very good, however, they now added peanuts to the dish…

My mom is allergic to peanuts… and had eaten one now knowing it was there…

She was ok, as a small amount of a peanut is ok for her, not good but ok. If there was any other nut such as almond or walnut then there would be a serious problem. Thankfully there was not and they waitress too the food back and had it re-made without peanuts. The manager came out and apologized, yes they had changed the dish… but we also didn’t bother with a menu we usually get mostly the same things.

So that was annoying ad my mom had to be careful the rest of the night to make sure nothing happened. so overall not a good day.

Now I go to a store to pic up a few picture frames for some of my artwork. Found one I really liked, went to buy and and … the cashier, well he broke it. Nice.

 

 

So my whole day consisted of…
Getting soaked in he rain
waiting for a very long time
getting 3 shots (Horrible as is)
Feeling horrible
losing my vision and hearing for a while
almost passing out in the street
being a guinea pig for a person poking with a needle
another needle
a forgotten needle
Feeling like I am going to fall over while standing still
getting a dinner where my mom almost had a bad reaction to some peanuts
having the item I wanted to buy (the only one there) broken
and typing this  with one hand

Overall, I would say I have had a bad exp. Not fun at all…

indeed.

And yes, I know I didn’t have to type this, but for some reason I felt that this was actually something I could share, beacause really… I don’t often share my stories, and what sane person gets 3 shots in a day then decides that day to go have a blood test done? I’ll tell you, a person that does not want to wait aka me.

With that in mind I have a few great “Guy stories” that some of my guy friends have convinced me to share. Basically its like… “What not to do when you see a girl” type of story. But these, at least in my opinion, are not you average stories.

 

-Sam

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What I’l be doing in 2014

So 2014 is here and whats new?

I have no idea!  At least not about whats new. I know that this year I am going to be finishing some fan art, actually I hope to finish a lot of it. I have a ton of WIPS that where just ideas I never finished set aside in my “Do it later” pile. That pile is huge….

Thankfully, I’ve already started on this by finishing my blue pansy butterfly and my cute walking renamon. I know,  I know, the blue pansy is not fan art but it at least helps put a notch in my “do it later” pile.

The blue pansy butterfly. A Test using some different drawing paper. It was also good practice in that I have not used my pencil crayons in such a way for a really long time. I’m quite happy with this one.
Renamon. I just thought that this pose was cute, and I really love Renamon. She was such a cool character in Digimon.

 

I am quite happy with the way they both turned out. I think that this paper has worked out well with the rich and vibrant pencil crayons. Great practice for my blending. I will be sure to do this more often. This year I will probably be taking more of a break form Digital art though I am still going to be using it from time to time.

Acrylic painting “Jiggly Jelly”
Acrylic painting, “A Cold Winter Night”

 

Hmm Scenery would be another good thing to work on…

the list goes on and on, anyways.

this year you can expect to see more fan art and more traditional artwork being posted on my site.

Don’t forget you can check otu my gallery here or commission info here anytime., and you can get easy updates via

Deviant Art
Facebook
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Youtube

Or you can contact me by E-mail: SamanthaLim@Sammacha.com

This outta keep me busy in between my job hunt. Until Next time

~Samantha Lim

 

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