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First Crit Night!

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Hello, and welcome to the first crit night on Sammacha.com.

As usual the first run is always full of a few bumps but I feel that it went alright. If anyone has any feedback on what can be improved I would be happy to hear it.

I must thank most everyone for submitting their artwork and their critique on time. (Yes since this is the first crit night I have made an exception to the rules)

I hope everyone will be able to benefit from tonight and many more to come, so, on to the artwork.

Everyone was assigned one image to critique and it was optional to critique any other piece you felt like. To read the critique you received just click on your picture. Feel free to leave comments or send me an e-mail and I will forward it to the owner of the picture or the critic.

I look forward to having another crit night in the near future, new participants welcome. Click here for more information on Crit Night

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Matt Gill

 

 

Matt Gill

This one was a lot of fun.
It’s a portrait of my friend. Then I stuck him in this world based off a description of his name we found on urban dictionary on day at lunch.
I think Matt would make an interesting movie dont you?

The description: A mythical Irishman who was said to have destroyed Superman’s home when he first synthesized Krypton in chemistry. Standing about five feet tall, Matt Gill can fly, shoot lazer beans from his eyes, drink any amount of beer, and turn any frisbee he touches into straight, heat-seeking, side-winding, and lazer-guided missles until they reach their intended targets.

Matt Gill commonly insists that he hasn’t drank, as less than 99 beers off the wall doesn’t even count in his book.

Matt Gill is an Omnihero, and as such can outrun any superhero. He eats gold and pisses rainbows, allowing him to follow the Yellow, Orange, Red, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet River to more gold, in a vicious cycle. Leprechauns worship him as their savior and upholder of Irish traditions.

When Matt Gill threw a frisbee the length of half a football field against the wind, and abruptly appeared to catch it with his left hand while not looking for a touchdown.
Thank you Urban dictionary  http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Matt%20Gill  . you are always so fun to look at!
Throw in some gold, a leprechaun, and a rainbow with Matt and Bam it all comes together!
But that Damn hat, did it ever cause me problems lol.
Matt got this as a Christmas gift, but committed a Christmas violation and opened it before Dec even started. Thankfully he didn’t eat all the chocolate form his Advent calendar. Lol, poor Matt, I get to make fun of him in his special blog >:)
But I think its ok, He is also my favorite Ginger, even if he’s the only one I know 😛
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The Blue Pansy butterfly – Pencil Art

The Blue Pansy Butterfly

 

Just testing out my pencils and paper, it was a good learning exp, plus Butterflies are not easy to draw! Damn mirror image XD
Good to work with such a rich colour on paper again 🙂

 

 

So basically I wanted a somewhat simple butterfly that had some stunning colors. There are some very interesting ones out there but I chose this one for the vibrant blue, purple and orange. It creates a great contrast and will be perfect for testing out the blending of the color son the paper.

The blue pansy butterfly is a very pretty one 🙂

The Reference photo

 

 

To do a mirror image on paper, well its really quite a pain. I started by sketching out one side then scribbling reference lines all over it to try and get the correct proportions and angles on both sides.

The Draft

When I was happy with that I moved onto a new pencil line art fixing up the details of the pattern within the wings. I ended up doing just one side to get a feel for where the colors went and how the pattern should look. (you can see them in the gallery below) In the end it came out a bit different then the ref but I think I like it.

Here was the complete butterfly line work that I came up with.

Pattern correction

I was actually pretty happy with this piece, I got most of the shapes worked out.

I continued to do a quick graphite version, as I needed to test out the paper with both colors and graphite. ( I have never used this type of paper before). Actually it was not quick, it was pretty time consuming, what a pain to color a mirrored image even with the line work lol.

It went well but it was quite different then what I am used to. This paper holds the graphite very well and the blending doesn’t work the same for me.

The entire process can be seen below if you are interested. the entire… project, took a few days to complete over a course of I maybe 2 or 3 weeks as I didn’t work on it everyday. more of an on and off project in between, that thing called life.

enjoy

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-Samantha Lim

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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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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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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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-Samantha Lim

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