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nightmother - Graphite and graphics.
A self portrait (when I was in my early 20's)
Taken into photoshop and messed around with until i was happy with it.

Thanks for looking, and all comments and constructive critisisms are welcome.

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Posted on: 3 08 07 10:33 am
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How do you draw yourself from that angle? Did you use photographic reference? Is this a fair representation of your current skill level? So many questions...

Posted on: 3 08 07 10:49 am
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Re: nightmother - Graphite and graphics.
Thanks for the comments Bio.
Yes it was done with photographic reference, and yes it is a fair representation of my skills at the human anatomy.

I like to practice my eye at art with studies of H.r.Giger and Paul Booth.
I also have become adept at Simpson-ising people, I love to tackle Manga/anime, and pretty much will turn my hand to just about anything if it facinates me or I find it fun to learn.
I am happy to try and answer any questions you may have. So feel free to ask.

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How much messing around was done in Photoshop?

I like the pose. It kind of reminds me of a Leonardo DaVinci style sketch.

Posted on: 3 08 07 12:10 pm
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Re: nightmother - Graphite and graphics.
I just neatened it up, put a colour gradient ovet it, and lightly blurred some of the harsher lines.

Thanks for the feedback and compliments CDA, they're much appreciated.

Posted on: 3 08 07 12:26 pm
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Love it. Most people who do self-portraits they only do the face, but I really like the thinking pose. We look at it and we wonder what is she thinking about...
It's a really wonderful piece of art you made here. Really love it.

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nightmother wrote:
Thanks for the comments Bio.
Yes it was done with photographic reference, and yes it is a fair representation of my skills at the human anatomy.

I like to practice my eye at art with studies of H.r.Giger and Paul Booth.
I also have become adept at Simpson-ising people, I love to tackle Manga/anime, and pretty much will turn my hand to just about anything if it facinates me or I find it fun to learn.
I am happy to try and answer any questions you may have. So feel free to ask.


I was just trying to get a point of reference to be able to give you fair comments.

Your info actually helped a lot. My initial impression was that this was a bit of a caricature, so your influences of Giger and Groening makes sense. Any advice i might give would be dependent on what direction you want to go.

Posted on: 3 08 07 03:25 pm
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Very nice Piece NM, you did a pretty good job on this piece. Although the orgional in my opinion is much nicer on the eyes! I look forward to seein more of your work here in the future NM

Posted on: 3 08 07 03:59 pm
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Re: nightmother - Graphite and graphics.
I have yet to decide what direction I want to go in as far as my anatomy studies go. I will definately give it some thought and get back to you on that.
As far as anything else goes artwise, I am aspur of the moment kinda gal ... so if something inspires me I want to learn about it.
Being a member here has wet my appetite to learn the art of comic book line drawing, so any advice etc that I could get on that front would be awsome.

Thanks for the feedback everyone.

Here's the origional for MC and those that are interested.

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Posted on: 4 08 07 09:28 am
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The original is real strong NM... I see there was a lot of distortion on your PS version. You definitely have some drafting skills. It looks like you've done some life drawing.

Posted on: 4 08 07 01:45 pm
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UUUUMMMMMM.............NM, that really wasn't the orginal I was talking about, but that is a great piece too.
I don't think I have to give you another clue do I?

Posted on: 4 08 07 02:35 pm
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Re: nightmother - Graphite and graphics.
Ahhhhhhhh .... I get it now! (MC..You naughty little monkey!)

Believe it or not, all of the artwork I do is self taught, I failed art at school, and so couldn't get a place at art college like I wanted to. Hence no still life classes

See you later!

Posted on: 5 08 07 12:37 am
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Re: nightmother - Graphite and graphics.
Here's another little bit of work I did a while back, again in my Giger phase.
I was wondering if you could give me some feedback on how to improve on it any?.
Thanks.

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Very nice NM I like the looks of this piece. It has some really nice elements that really appeal to me, I would love to have you show more of your stuff here.

Posted on: 13 08 07 04:59 pm
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Re: nightmother - Graphite and graphics.
Thanks for the compliments MC. (flattery will get you everywhere! LOL)
Unfortunately my hard drive crashed the other day, so I have to start all over again with my graphite work (and pretty much everything else! )
Please bear with me for a while guys....I promise ... I will post more here.

:: hugs ::

Posted on: 26 08 07 05:44 am
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Very Giger-esque

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