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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

Linked

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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-Samantha Lim

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DA: http://sammacha.deviantart.com/

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Who can join and What can I submit?

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Almost anyone can join. I am open to people of all skill levels submitting their art work for constructive criticism.

*If you would like to receive critique on your work you MUST be willing to critique the work of another person ON TIME!

You Must Read The Rules

to participate, please contact me at SamanthaLim@sammacha.com by the deadline stated on the schedule

If you just want to drop a comment feel free!log in

submitThis is open to people who draw, sketch or paint digitally or traditionally. All styles are welcome.

This is not for people who do photo-manipulations, photography,  sewing, creative writing,  crafts or 3D art.

Pictures do not need to be complete. Sometimes it is very valuable to receive critique on a picture before it is finished. this helps you to improve the overall finished project. However it must be clean ( not a ton of  messy scribbles) so we can see what you are trying to create. Its no use asking someone to critique a picture if they aren’t sure what you are trying to accomplish. Submit something worth while.

Don’t forget you can request Critique on a certain part of your drawing in particular.

DONT FORGET

  1. Post your own artwork. The reason for Crit night is not to see who is the best artist on the page, its to get an insight to how you can improve. DO NOT post artwork that is not your own. DO NOT post tracings or copies of other peoples work. we are looking for YOUR original artwork.I will accept fan art but it must not be a simple copy of  another piece, that would be copyright infringement. Using a reference picture is ok.
  2. Quality Pictures. Please submit quality pictures. This means using a scanner or taking quality photos or your artwork. We want to be able to actually see your artwork!
  3. Water Marks. I myself use a water mark on my artwork and I understand its purpose completely.  When you apply a watermark to your artwork please do it in a way which does not obstruct or distort the image (make the watermark fairly transparent).
  4. Permissions. Keep in mind that this is a PUBLIC BLOG. the public will be able to view all the images which you are allowing me to post for crit night. Please don’t submit things which are personal or contain personal information. By adding them to crit night you are allowing me to post them on my website and or blog for the purposes of Crit night (promotion, examples etc.)
  5. Sexual images and Pornography. Again, this is open to people of all skill levels and various ages. I understand nudity and sexual images but please submit what you would deem “tasteful.” To put it short and simple no hard core porn please! if your not sure please ask.
  6. Violence. Yet Again, this is open to people of all skill levels and various ages. Please no horribly graphic violent images.
  7. Offensive Images. No Overly offensive images such as very racist, religious or political images. Light humor and stereotypes are allowed.

 

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Rules

Rules

Please read the rules before joining crit night.

  1. Meet the Deadline. I will provide you with plenty of time to send me a link to your artwork and your critiques for the actual crit night. I understand that people are busy and have lives and I would give no less then a few months notice (unless there is an emergency). the time between when I send out the pictures to be critiqued and be posted will be around 2 weeks  and 1 week which will give me time to organize and create the post ( Yes, I have a life too!). Please understand that organizing and arranging things like this with people I may not have direct contact with can be difficult and time consuming. Please do your best to meet the deadlines set and communicate with me if you are unable to do so.
    See the Schedule
  2. Keep in touch. To have something like this be successful you need to keep in touch. Please use an E-mail which you actually look at, of add me on facebook or twitter so you can see when an E-mail has been sent. E-mail will be the key communication method used to send and receive everything that has to do with Crit Night.
  3. Constructive Criticism. We are looking for people to give constructive criticism. You must be willing to give constructive criticism on at least one picture to be eligible to have your picture with its critique posted.
  4. Submit Proper content. Please check the submission page to see what type of work is accepted. I have the right to reject or remove any art which is submitted.
  5. Use appropriate language. Nobody here is looking for a puddle of insults or a text message. This is open to people of all skill levels.  Which means people of different ages are able to contribute. Please use appropriate language and proper spelling when you send your critique. I will do my best to try and help filter this out but it is far to time consuming if I have to sit and read everything word for word before I can even get started on posting the material
  6. Post your own artwork. The reason for Crit night is not to see who is the best artist on the page, its to get an insight to how you can improve. DO NOT post artwork that is not your own. DO NOT post tracings or copies of other peoples work. we are looking for YOUR original artwork.I will accept fan art but it must not be a simple copy of  another piece, that would be copyright infringement. Using a reference picture is ok.
  7. Quality Pictures. Please submit quality pictures. This means using a scanner or taking quality photos or your artwork. We want to be able to actually see your artwork!
  8. Water Marks. I myself use a water mark on my artwork and I understand its purpose completely.  When you apply a watermark to your artwork please do it in a way which does not obstruct or distort the image (make the watermark fairly transparent).
  9. Permissions. Keep in mind that this is a PUBLIC BLOG. the public will be able to view all the images which you are allowing me to post for crit night. Please don’t submit things which are personal or contain personal information. By adding them to crit night you are allowing me to post them on my website and or blog for the purposes of Crit night (promotion, examples etc.)
  10. Sexual images and Pornography. Again, this is open to people of all skill levels and various ages. I understand nudity and sexual images but please submit what you would deem “tasteful.” To put it short and simple no hard core porn please! if your not sure please ask.
  11. Violence. Yet Again, this is open to people of all skill levels and various ages. Please no horribly graphic violent images.
  12. Offensive Images. No Overly offensive images such as very racist, religious or political images.

Rules are subject to change. Previous participants will be notified if a change occurs.

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