Creatures with human characteristics
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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 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!
Breed: I think this is a Ferghana horse but I am not sure ;_;
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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This is my picture of Reiz Chrise
This is drawn for an art trade I am doing with her, but I saw that its her birthday today!!
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 )
Thats all I am going to say about this character, please go and Visit ‘s gallery (its great) if you want to know more about him
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 🙂
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*
Colour in harmony
Colour scheme designs
Virtual Lighting Studio
Photoworkshop’s Light Cage
Bodies in motion
Mammalian Crania Photographic Archive
Artnatomia – Faces
3D Interactive Anatomy
Gray’s Anatomy Online
Mammalian Crania Photographic Archive
If you know basics http://www.deviantart.com/art/Tutorial-How-To-Paint-A-Wolf-165698655
A great series of videos http://fengzhudesign.com/tutorials.html
Tutorials by Sam
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.
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
Or you can contact me by E-mail: SamanthaLim@Sammacha.com
This outta keep me busy in between my job hunt. Until Next time
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!
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.
Don’t forget you can request Critique on a certain part of your drawing in particular.
Bird’s and scenery are my main focus right now.
I’ve mainly been sketching birds from photos but I will be doing some from real birds and stuffed specimens. That should be fun and interesting, but, not sure if they will be post worthy.
As for the scenery well I’ve been playing around with my old friend acrylic paint. Until recently I hadn’t touched it for ages but I would really like to pick it up again. As the weather starts getting cold and wet I will probably be able to complete some new pictures for show. The only problem I find with the paintings is that its hard to capture it in a photo and its far to big for a scanner, like you see here.
I would also like to do a few more pieces of fan art this year and I have an incomplete image to add to my 1,2,3 pokemon fan art collection. Now if your not sure what that is, it all stared with this picture.
I’m sure you get the idea 😉
Critique Night is night which will be dedicated to creating a night full of constructive criticism for artists of all skill levels.
This is open to people who draw, sketch or paint digitally or traditionally.
This is not for people who do photo-manipulations, photography, Creative writing, sewing, crafts or 3D art.
What I would like to do is build a community of artist willing to help one another. I and a few of people I know find that critique, real constructive critique on your artwork is extremely hard to find. Most of the time people simply “like” the picture, and sometimes we wonder what it is about that picture it is that they really do like.
Every few months I am hoping that people will submit work which they would like feedback on, in turn they will help provide feedback to other artists about their work. This allows the artist to see how others view their work, what they like, what they don’t like and most importantly how they can improve their skills.
Once all the art is collected each artist will be randomly assigned 1 piece to critique (Of course it would be great if you could do more). This would ensure that everyone gets at least 1 critique on their art work. Your art will only get posted when your critique has also been written.
There will be a deadline for art submissions and I will give a set amount of time for people to write their Critiques ( Im thinking 2 weeks would be enough time to crit just 1 picture)
On Crit Night I will post all the pictures with all the critique they received for everyone to see here on my Blog where people can view them all and post comments.
Of course to contact you I would require your E-mail address (which I will not post or share to others)
the Basic form I am hoping people to fill out is a simple one and will be something along the lines of this:
Red line/examples (optional)
Please rate from 1-3
Overall Composition :
If you’re an artist looking for some constructive criticism on your artwork and are willing to critique others work then this might be a great opportunity for you.
If your not an artist but are interested in providing some valuable feedback I would also be interested in hearing from you.
All the information about participating in Crit night can be found here
Inspiration, why is it so hard to find sometimes?
For a long time Ive felt as though I had none, or at least, very little of it. Like my imagination had just disappeared.
I don’t know how or why but its like my mind was just empty, a blank slate, and quite frankly… That sucks.
Recently however I feel as though it has come back, not on its own however. A very good friend found it and brought it back to me.
He told me that he loved my art because I really try and you can see the effort put into it.
He also told me that I should draw what I liked and whatever I wanted to.
Thats what really got me, I guess being so busy and not having time to draw a lot I got stuck. I stopped drawing things that I liked because I was trying to hard to think of something that other people would like. The reality is that people like my art because they already like what I like or they just plain like it!
So yeah, 2 simple sentences and I recovered something I had lost. He brought it back to me without even having to look for it, I am so grateful for that. Thank you!
It reminds me of another when a different friend once told me, “I don’t want to copy, I want to create my own”
But nothing lost nothing gained right? Now that person is having a hard time in their life. I just wish that there was something that I could do to help, but it seems like there isn’t anything. I would love to give him a painting and hope that I can give him even just a little bit of what he gave back to me.