Pic #1. Roxanne by SammachaArtist's Statement: Recently I have decided to once again work with digital "painting" while continuing to use my line work. I really feel that I have come a long way with digital art (and art in general) in the past year. I have been focusing more on anatomy and light sources. Of course any suggestions are helpful but my main focus at the moment are those two things.
Pic #2 Celeste by Antumbra
Artist Statement: Tried a new shading technique with ambient occlusion while mixing colors in the lights and shadows. Not sure I like where it is at right now, but I definitely want to keep improving!
Any critique you are looking for in particular? Definitely the shading and the coloring.
Pic #3: Walk with me by FF-Boy
Artist Statement: "This is my best work I have done so far. This time, I wanted to practice background and painting technique.
For the critique, I would love to hear anything that you think they need to be improved, such as anatomy, composition, perspective, color scheme, painting techniques, etc. Thank you in advance! ^^"
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
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.
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.
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
to participate, please contact me at SamanthaLim@sammacha.com by the deadline stated on the schedule
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This 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.
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Today Is my Birthday, and king of a special one at that. I’m 25 today!
I got really something really special and really cool. I would never have thought to buy something like this… I will be sure to keep it in a special place.
a my dad bought me this crystal dragon from last years, 25th anniversary of swarovski and year of the dragon (which is my year) and one of my favorite creatures to draw. I really love it.
Besides that I got to have a really nice dinner with family and I’m going to have all my friends for dinner on the weekend.
So anyways for my birthday I would really like to get a fresh start on my blog and my website (Thus the clean slate). I’ve spent a few years learning and playing around with the website, its been a horrible torture of a project but I feel that I have now succeeded.
While it is still in the process of being complete… I am happy with the new layout and most importantly the new gallery.
I am also going to be using my blog more often to post new art, tutorials and other artist tools which I use and recommend.