#1 Posted by Crimson Orchid (5825 posts) - - Show Bio

I've had some bad insomnia this week, and of course when I can't sleep, I draw.

So this was the what came out the first night:

The second night:

and the final result:

So what do you guys think? I'd love some opinions. Constructive criticism is very welcome.
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Post Edited:2007-09-14 16:28:46

#2 Posted by Donnieman v5.1 (44323 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks okay :) I like the bone structure

#3 Posted by Crimson Orchid (5825 posts) - - Show Bio

Donnieman v5.1 says:

"Looks okay :) I like the bone structure"

Thank you.

#4 Posted by Barguest (5170 posts) - - Show Bio

So lovely :) I think some highlights in the eyes would really bring it to life!

#5 Posted by Crimson Orchid (5825 posts) - - Show Bio

Ronny says:

"i really like your work :D looks really realistic and well... good!"

Thank you, it's like a cartoony side of realism I think ^_^ real realism is hard to get i think... maybe that's just me... I think I want to work on the hair some more... more shading and maybe add a few highlights.

#6 Posted by Crimson Orchid (5825 posts) - - Show Bio

Barguest says:

"So lovely :) I think some highlights in the eyes would really bring it to life!"

Ah! The eyes! Completely forgot about the light in the eyes! Thanks so much for suggesting that! I wouldn't have thought of it otherwise!

#7 Posted by Crimson Orchid (5825 posts) - - Show Bio

Here's a little bit of an older one.

I love how the colors turned out.

#8 Posted by Crimson Orchid (5825 posts) - - Show Bio

Ronny says:

"Crimson Orchid says:
"Here's a little bit of an older one. I love how the colors turned out."

whoa...whoa... now thats what i call art!"

Thank you! Ink and pencil crayons. It's one of my personal favorites i think.

#9 Posted by Crimson Orchid (5825 posts) - - Show Bio

Ronny says:

"Crimson Orchid says:
"Ronny says:
"Crimson Orchid says:
"Here's a little bit of an older one. I love how the colors turned out."
*whoa...whoa...* now thats what i call art!"
Thank you! Ink and pencil crayons. It's one of my personal favorites i think."

ive never tried pencil crayons. i think i should as they seem to bring out alot of texture :D"

They make a texture of their own. It's pretty awesome. Just need to learn to work them right.

#10 Posted by Eternal Chaos (22990 posts) - - Show Bio

You're really good.

#11 Posted by Shadow Cape (45 posts) - - Show Bio

Crimson Orchid says:

"Here's a little bit of an older one. I love how the colors turned out."

choke

Looks great.

#12 Posted by Crimson Orchid (5825 posts) - - Show Bio

Shadow Cape says:

"Crimson Orchid says:
"Here's a little bit of an older one. I love how the colors turned out."

choke

Looks great."

Thank you ^_^

#13 Posted by Barguest (5170 posts) - - Show Bio

I used to do my scientific illustrations in coloured pencils. The richness of the colour really shows how good you are with them, and the texture is good an even.

Thumbs up :D

#14 Posted by Crimson Orchid (5825 posts) - - Show Bio

Ronny says:

"well crimson, youve done a job well done with them :D"

Thanks. Art is really my life so, as cheesy as this sounds, every drawing has a little part of me in it.

#15 Posted by Shadow Cape (45 posts) - - Show Bio

Crimson Orchid says:

"Shadow Cape says:
"Crimson Orchid says:
"Here's a little bit of an older one. I love how the colors turned out."
*choke* Looks great."
Thank you ^_^"

Your welcome.

#16 Posted by Crimson Orchid (5825 posts) - - Show Bio

Eternal Chaos says:

"You're really good."

Thanks so much.

#17 Posted by Crimson Orchid (5825 posts) - - Show Bio

Barguest says:

"I used to do my scientific illustrations in coloured pencils. The richness of the colour really shows how good you are with them, and the texture is good an even.Thumbs up :D"

Thank you! I might have cheated with the colored pencils... I've found water color pencils are a little easier to use... But thank you so much ^_^

#18 Posted by Eternal Chaos (22990 posts) - - Show Bio

Crimson Orchid says:

"Eternal Chaos says:
"You're really good."
Thanks so much."

No biggie. Just being honest.

#19 Posted by Barguest (5170 posts) - - Show Bio

Crimson Orchid says:

"Barguest says:
"I used to do my scientific illustrations in coloured pencils. The richness of the colour really shows how good you are with them, and the texture is good an even. Thumbs up :D"
Thank you! I might have cheated with the colored pencils... I've found water color pencils are a little easier to use... But thank you so much ^_^"

Oh thats not cheating :P It's nice when you go over them with a wet brush.

#20 Posted by Crimson Orchid (5825 posts) - - Show Bio

Barguest says:

"Crimson Orchid says:
"Barguest says:
"I used to do my scientific illustrations in coloured pencils. The richness of the colour really shows how good you are with them, and the texture is good an even. Thumbs up :D"
Thank you! I might have cheated with the colored pencils... I've found water color pencils are a little easier to use... But thank you so much ^_^"

Oh thats not cheating :P It's nice when you go over them with a wet brush."

Yeah, I have a few I've ben meaning to do that with... just been lazy and am in a need of new brushes.. hahaha

#21 Posted by Octagon Freak (11158 posts) - - Show Bio
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#24 Posted by Crimson Orchid (5825 posts) - - Show Bio
#25 Posted by Octagon Freak (11158 posts) - - Show Bio

Crimson Orchid says:

"King of Kings says:
"Octagon Freak says:
"Hey, I like your stuff, want to join The Inspired Ones? http://www.comicvine.com/message/the-inspired-ones/258348/&c=49&49 It's an art team thingy. "
Nooooo, she's in the Hellfire Club :P"
hahaha! I can belong to more than one club can't I?"

Yeah, The Inspired Ones is just an association of artists. Not a team. It won't affect anything in the HFC. We don't do anything but discuss art stuff.

#26 Posted by Crimson Orchid (5825 posts) - - Show Bio

Octagon Freak says:

"Crimson Orchid says:
"King of Kings says:
"Octagon Freak says:
"Hey, I like your stuff, want to join The Inspired Ones? http://www.comicvine.com/message/the-inspired-ones/258348/&c=49&49 It's an art team thingy. "
Nooooo, she's in the Hellfire Club :P"
hahaha! I can belong to more than one club can't I?"
Yeah, The Inspired Ones is just an association of artists. Not a team. It won't affect anything in the HFC. We don't do anything but discuss art stuff."

I thought so. ^_^ cool, cool. Count me in then.

#27 Posted by Crimson Orchid (5825 posts) - - Show Bio

Here's a photoshoped project I did a while ago:

Original:

Photoshop:

#28 Posted by CanadianWolverine (417 posts) - - Show Bio

Here are my first impressions:

First faery lady - She scares me, her beauty seems at odds to something that I can only describe as hag or old crone. Reminiscent of the picture that depending on which way you look at it is either beautiful dancer or an old hook nosed crone.

Second dragon lady - She looks fierce, to the point where she doesn't eat enough because her quest consumes her so. The dragon, and I am assuming it is a dragon, seems like it is more of a faery dragon, with elements of a mare and an eagle mixed in.

Third dragon with ball - It is dragon who hoards power and will stop at nothing to gain more archaic power, at which the fantasy world around it shudders in pure dread.

Overall - They other things are impressions, so let it be clear that the drawings themselves are so refined, it borders on professional work or simply is its own style and begs others to even dream of creating images so profoundly detailed and subtle. In other words, great stuff!

#29 Posted by Crimson Orchid (5825 posts) - - Show Bio

CanadianWolverine says:

"Here are my first impressions:First faery lady - She scares me, her beauty seems at odds to something that I can only describe as hag or old crone. Reminiscent of the picture that depending on which way you look at it is either beautiful dancer or an old hook nosed crone.Second dragon lady - She looks fierce, to the point where she doesn't eat enough because her quest consumes her so. The dragon, and I am assuming it is a dragon, seems like it is more of a faery dragon, with elements of a mare and an eagle mixed in.Third dragon with ball - It is dragon who hoards power and will stop at nothing to gain more archaic power, at which the fantasy world around it shudders in pure dread.Overall - They other things are impressions, so let it be clear that the drawings themselves are so refined, it borders on professional work or simply is its own style and begs others to even dream of creating images so profoundly detailed and subtle. In other words, great stuff!"

Wow, thank you! I haven't had my work this analyzed in a long time. Thank you so much and I'm very glad that you enjoyed it.

#30 Posted by Sketchtor (1396 posts) - - Show Bio

hey cool stuff Orchid. I'm insomniac sometimes too. It's a bitch.

#31 Posted by Crimson Orchid (5825 posts) - - Show Bio

Sketchtor says:

"hey cool stuff Orchid. I'm insomniac sometimes too. It's a bitch."

Thank you, and yes, insomnia is a bitch when you really don't want it.

#32 Posted by Crimson Orchid (5825 posts) - - Show Bio

Here's one that I did a long while ago. It's all done in a fine point sharpy... one that was very dry by the time i was done with it... and if you've ever worked with sharpies in an enclosed space for long hours before, you could only imagine the headache I had after this was done! It was worth it though i think. I don't draw backgrounds often, as you may have noticed... and this is a perfect example as to why... I get way too carriedd away in little details that become too overwhelming in the longrun.

#33 Posted by Darkchild (40624 posts) - - Show Bio

Crimson Orchid says:

"I've had some bad insomnia this week, and of course when I can't sleep, I draw.So this was the what came out the first night:The second night:and the final result:So what do you guys think? I'd love some opinions. Constructive criticism is very welcome.
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sorry to be extreamly blunt but

DAMN!

you are a great artist the bone structure is great

#34 Posted by CanadianWolverine (417 posts) - - Show Bio

That last one is a Dryad, right?

#35 Posted by The Bunker Buster (22 posts) - - Show Bio

wow, thats all good. Any tips for a writer, trying to get into art?

#36 Posted by Crimson Orchid (5825 posts) - - Show Bio

Darkchild says:

sorry to be extreamly blunt butDAMN!you are a great artist the bone structure is great"

Thank you!

CanadianWolverine says:

That last one is a Dryad, right?

That's right. ^_^

The Bunker Buster says:

wow, thats all good. Any tips for a writer, trying to get into art?

Thank you. If you are drwing people, I would suggest studying anatomy with different magazines and watching for different textures and lighting effects in an image. For other things I can only offer specifics, so if you have any questions just ask.


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#37 Posted by Zaraki Ichigo (6476 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome pics Crimson.

I like the first one, I actually thought how much cooler the movie "Legend" (the one with Tom Cruise.) would have been if the pixie had looked more like that and less like a 12 year old with a glitter addiction. I really liked the amount of detail you put into the picture.

The Dragon and Rider were beautiful, again your art made me think. This time I was reminded of a series of Books called the Dragon Riders of Pern, it was cool, but the book could have used some of your pics to help it out.

The Dragon with the glowing object was nice. Made me laugh when the words Dragon, Ball and cool were in the same thought without me arguing with someone like Broly2. Again the lighting and the pics were cool as hell.

The Dyradpic was really eye catching too. I liked theway you used the black and white spaces so effectively, awesomely done.

#38 Posted by Crimson Orchid (5825 posts) - - Show Bio

Zaraki Ichigo says:

"Awesome pics Crimson.I like the first one, I actually thought how much cooler the movie "Legend" (the one with Tom Cruise.) would have been if the pixie had looked more like that and less like a 12 year old with a glitter addiction. I really liked the amount of detail you put into the picture.The Dragon and Rider were beautiful, again your art made me think. This time I was reminded of a series of Books called the Dragon Riders of Pern, it was cool, but the book could have used some of your pics to help it out.The Dragon with the glowing object was nice. Made me laugh when the words Dragon, Ball and cool were in the same thought without me arguing with someone like Broly2. Again the lighting and the pics were cool as hell.The Dyradpic was really eye catching too. I liked theway you used the black and white spaces so effectively, awesomely done."

Thank you! It's always cool to find out that my work makes others think. If it does that then I have accomplished something positive. ^_^ Thanks for commenting.

#39 Posted by Crimson Orchid (5825 posts) - - Show Bio

Here's another one I did a while ago. I love wolves and werewolves but don't really draw them much because the anatomy throws me off... but this one turned out alright I think. Any thougts?

#40 Posted by Zaraki Ichigo (6476 posts) - - Show Bio

Crimson Orchid says:

"Here's another one I did a while ago. I love wolves and werewolves but don't really draw them much because the anatomy throws me off... but this one turned out alright I think. Any thougts?
" />http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v89/mistwolf/Art/Werewolf.jpg"

I like the mechanics that you used for the way the hips are, very nicely done. I also like the spines curvature, it makes the werewolf look more like it is pushing it's upper body out and away from the wall. The originality of the pic is nice too. Good job again.

#41 Posted by Crimson Orchid (5825 posts) - - Show Bio

Zaraki Ichigo says:

"Crimson Orchid says:
"Here's another one I did a while ago. I love wolves and werewolves but don't really draw them much because the anatomy throws me off... but this one turned out alright I think. Any thougts?
" />http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v89/mistwolf/Art/Werewolf.jpg"

I like the mechanics that you used for the way the hips are, very nicely done. I also like the spines curvature, it makes the werewolf look more like it is pushing it's upper body out and away from the wall. The originality of the pic is nice too. Good job again."

Thank you. I'm really glad that you not only like it, but took the time to write out a nice descriptive response to why you like it. ^_^

#42 Posted by Crimson Orchid (5825 posts) - - Show Bio

Cryo-Wolf says:

"*eyes grow wide* It's...beautiful."

Thank you. ^_^

#43 Posted by Cryo-Wolf (12662 posts) - - Show Bio

eyes grow wide It's...beautiful.

#44 Posted by Zaraki Ichigo (6476 posts) - - Show Bio

Still waiting for some more of your awesome artwork. Please let it be soon.

#45 Posted by Crimson Orchid (5825 posts) - - Show Bio

Zaraki Ichigo says:

"Still waiting for some more of your awesome artwork. Please let it be soon."

Thank you, just for you I'll post this:

It's kinda rough, I sketched it up today out of bordum.

#46 Posted by Zaraki Ichigo (6476 posts) - - Show Bio

All right first off, your Nightmare is f*ing awesome, my favorite character too, Love the blend of colors in his pic, the haze makes it look like you are seeing him a dream like state. The Elf looking girl is cool too at the bootm, the staind glass looking bottom one rocks hardcore. The Dragon rider makes me want to watch Heavy Metal, I used to read those and the original movie is a Halloween tradition along with Rocky Horror. The Gothic angel is my favorite though. The Hair and the wings add a lot of character to the pic and the poss compliments her well.

#47 Posted by Crimson Orchid (5825 posts) - - Show Bio

Zaraki Ichigo says:

"All right first off, your Nightmare is f***ing awesome, my favorite character too, Love the blend of colors in his pic, the haze makes it look like you are seeing him a dream like state. The Elf looking girl is cool too at the bootm, the staind glass looking bottom one rocks hardcore. The Dragon rider makes me want to watch Heavy Metal, I used to read those and the original movie is a Halloween tradition along with Rocky Horror. The Gothic angel is my favorite though. The Hair and the wings add a lot of character to the pic and the poss compliments her well."

Glad you like them! I have a couple colored vesions of the "Heavy Metal" dragon rider:

The background picture was taken by myself in Cuba.

#48 Posted by Zaraki Ichigo (6476 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the browinsh background one better, kinda keeps your attention on the rider and dragon more than the other one. The first one makes the eye wonder sometimes, it has little details that distract people with ADD like me. Still, I like the way the dragon sits, and the rider is kinda hunching like the dragon's stance is forcing her to find her balance.

#49 Posted by Crimson Orchid (5825 posts) - - Show Bio

Zaraki Ichigo says:

"I like the browinsh background one better, kinda keeps your attention on the rider and dragon more than the other one. The first one makes the eye wonder sometimes, it has little details that distract people with ADD like me. Still, I like the way the dragon sits, and the rider is kinda hunching like the dragon's stance is forcing her to find her balance."

It's one of my better drawings I think.

#50 Posted by Zaraki Ichigo (6476 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the variety of pics you have. The dragon ones are all very nice. I like how the dragons are less threatening by the interaction they have with the characters in the pics. The one with the two women is kinda odd, the one in the front looks almost afraid of who might be behind her. The one with the two men's faces looks familiar. I have an idea of why, but I can't think of why that comes to mind. The detail in it and the first picture is phenomenal. Your attention to detail is very precise. The last one with the scythe girl is cool too. What inspired that?