May 18 2005, 03:49 PM
these were just some sketches that, of course, got cut off.http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/18468729/
well, here's our fave evil villainis! (sP?)
I shamelessly murdered 3 black pens to make that happen. XD
May 19 2005, 12:36 AM
fanart threads merged. please post all of your fanart in one thread, rather than have a new thread for each new picture you have. if you want me to change your thread title to anything else in particular, tell me and i'll change it for you.
May 19 2005, 09:30 AM
May 19 2005, 11:46 AM
wow your realy good! like..crazy! hahah but you are realy great! keep bringin the art! i love the one with ed in his shorts! hehe
May 19 2005, 01:04 PM
thanks ^^ I'll bring in some more soon.
May 22 2005, 05:54 PM
Wow, you've made some awesome fan art pic's Ymsg! There very good! I loved your Hughes and Roy BF picture! That was really sweet!
there all so damn good! The auto mail was very well done... I personnaly can't draw auto mail worth a damn as of right now. LOL I need to practice drawing in-organic things more often. You dippicted Lust perfectly! That was worth murdering 3 pens for!
I hate when that happens though... I've brutally killed so many of my pens *sigh*... they might as well have there own grave yard. JK
The Ed pic was hilarious... Poor Ed! LOL Keep it up Ymsg, you rock!
May 23 2005, 08:48 AM
Thank you, lol. I kill sooo many pens... poor things.
May 23 2005, 01:49 PM
I go through pens so fast... being a pen abuser gets expensive after awile. Lol I'm almost affraid to by some of the more expensive brands...
that could get to be a bad situation.
May 24 2005, 01:01 PM
Oh I know. My mother hates it. I got to borrowing them from teachers. I always felt that using a permenant marker is the easy way out, XD. My teachers knew I'd kill them so they just let me keepthem.
May 24 2005, 06:59 PM
LOL that's too funny Ymsg! I have all these art teachers give me pencils all the time... but i have no clue why. Lol Now pens I could understand, but pencils? I'm much kinder to them then I am to pens... even though I always manage to break the lead constantly while I'm sharpening them. Ah, the joys of being an artist. I made a really good drawing today durring one of my classes, and went to erase a small pencil mark on the face and the g'damned eraser smugded my drawing and completely ruined it... god do I hate that.
May 25 2005, 11:32 AM
Omg I do that all the time! I HATE it! I had the lips on this one drawing perfect, and I loved it, I decided to go over them to make them darker and smudged it all outta place. They never did look quite right...
May 25 2005, 03:47 PM
that is one of the most frucking annoying things, isnt it? LOL I absolutely hate when that happens!! It always seems to happen to the perfect drawings, doesn't it? Figures... LOL
Omg that reminds me of my newest art mishap... I was drawing after I finished my finals today, and I drew this pic that I decided to change the eye on just a little bit... and then I couldn't redo it right after I had erased it! I just couldn't make the eye look right at all! god, that's irritating! I totally messed up my pic... again! LOL And then I have all these people ask me if they can look at my art work constantly... and after awile, I'm ready to burn my self! Lmao They always want to see my god awful pics...
May 26 2005, 08:52 AM
Oh I HATE it when I do that!! I do it ALL THE TIME. And frequently I'm hearing, "Rae, lemme see! Will you draw me?" and I always say yes, but I have to do them anime style, lol, or it won't work. x_x I give in too easily.
May 26 2005, 07:27 PM
Lol I do that too. I'm the best at drawing manga, if i try to draw realistic stuff, it just isn't the same! LOL I suck at it, plus manga/anime style just looks so much better! I hate when you have people that are like, I want you to draw this and this and this and give it to me tomarrow! It's just like, Aaaargh! But I can be such a sucker... I hate turning people down too.
I really hate when you've worked your ass off on a drawing, given it to some one, and then they say they drew it! I almost murdered some one who tryed to do that to me 2 weeks ago!
May 28 2005, 09:21 AM
Someone did that to you!?! OMG always sign your work in pen. Some kid bought this doodle of Serenity Wheeler from me for $10 bucks once. It was cool.
Here's Alphonse... >_>http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/18779156/
May 29 2005, 06:02 PM
LOL I do sign my name in ink-water prof ink for that matter, but that doesn't always do the charm. Some times a little good old fasioned threatening and slaping does the trick better than anything else.
I'll be suprised if it happens again any time soon.Lol
Okay, purely out of curiosity, Do you have a favorite manga artist?
I have several that have inspired me over the years, but my current favorite are of coarse Arakawa-sensei (I adore her art style, her sense of humor, and her story writting skills). I also have a few other fav's, but for some reason there names arn't coming to mind.LOL
The Alphonse picture looks very good- especially the armor.
I think it's great! What don't you like about it? Maybe I could give some constructive critisism?(god, I can't spell worth crap tonight.lol)
May 29 2005, 06:03 PM
Oh yes. I love Takaya!! Natsuki Takaya. ^^ I love her. She's amazing and so inspiring.
And yes please do.
May 29 2005, 06:12 PM
*hugs the Alphonse pic and ends up drooling all over it*
May 30 2005, 01:40 PM
To Ymsg: on the "characters" thread you had mentioned that it's the eyes and the face you dislike about your Al pic. Maybe I can help you out with that- if you want that is. I'm farely good at doing eyes, but I have problems with putting emotion in them too at times... that can be very challenging. And as far as the face goes, how do you draw faces? Co you draw it free hand, or do you draw a step by step frame first? Maybe I can give you some pointers? You really don't need any, but if you want extra advice, I'll give what ever I can. And as far as advice goes... What's your secret to drawing such fantastic armor/ metal? LOL I just can't get that down! mine looks like shit.
May 30 2005, 01:47 PM
I'm sure it doesn't!!!
Yes, I draw freehand, and I do need work, trust me. I'd love some pointers.
May 31 2005, 05:57 PM
Oh yes it does, trust me!
I draw free hand some times too, but it's alot harder to keep the faces even and consistant if you draw them free hand, which is why I mainly draw using a "frame" like this:
This is actually quite a bad example, but it's the best I could find quickly over the internet, I apologize. But do you see what I mean? You may want to try doing that if your unhappy with the faces of some of your drawings. I still prefer free hand at times though, personaly. But it does help. As far as emotion in the eyes of your characters go, I personaly think that alot of that is determined by the what you want to convey and the shading, and iris and pupil size you use- not to mention the fact that eye brows also help out alot too. If my damned printer was working, I could show you more of what I mean... but what you may want to do is find pics on the internet that you like, and study the way the artist did the characters eyes. You also may want to look through the "drawing manga" art books and see if any of them are what you need! That's pretty much what i've been doing. I'm also going to take an art class next year to further improve my skills - especially shading, drawing the full human figure*which is so damn hard!* and of coarse, metal! and believe me, my art leaves plenty of room for improvement! LOL I hope this helps a bit! If I think of any thing else that might help u out, I'll let u know, okay? I think your art work is splendid already, but if you continue to strive to improve, I think your art work would be absolutely godly.
Jun 1 2005, 09:54 AM
Thank you so much for your help!!! ^^ I really appreciate it.
Jun 1 2005, 11:18 AM
No problem Ymsg. Hope it helps u out a little.
Jun 2 2005, 12:00 PM
It does, certainly.
AHA! I HAVE FINISHED IT. Say hello to the dogs of the military:http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/18996354/
Jun 2 2005, 12:39 PM
good one Ymsg! LOL It's awesome! *aplaus* The stars where indeed a good touch.
I don't think Roy and Havoc are messed up at all! what are you talkin about?
It looks great! Keep it up, Ymsg!
Jun 3 2005, 08:57 AM
Thank you!! I don't think Roy looks like himself and I killed Havoc's nose XDD.
The BOOTS. WERE. EVIL. TO. DRAW.
Jun 3 2005, 01:11 PM
LOL Boots can be a real pain in the neck to draw, that's for sure.
I really don't think you murdered Havoc's nose! And Roy looks fine! I could tell it was Roy right away! Now if I had been like, "Oh, is that Archer in the middle!?!" Then there would be a problem. Lol It really does look great!
I'm terible when it comes to drawing fanart. I can draw my own characters w/ no problem, but other peoples stuff is rather tricky.
Jun 3 2005, 01:16 PM
That's the opposite of my problem. I can only do fanart, none of my own stuff. I mean, I drew myself once and it came out okay (animated, of course)
Jun 3 2005, 01:16 PM
That's the opposite of my problem. I can only do fanart, none of my own stuff. I mean, I drew myself once and it came out okay (animated, of course) but otherwise, nada.
Jun 3 2005, 03:57 PM
Really? I started out doing that, but now I have the opposite problem. LOL Like for instance, I'm working with another person on a story, and they want me to create a character design for a male, semi-pervy half-elf character that's a magic user... and i'm totally at a loss. LOL It seems to me that many of the good character design possibilitys have already been used be another artist. *sigh* If it was my own character idea, I wouldn't be having such a hard time, but it's the other person's creation, and the characters basic features have already been predetermined, which makes it twice as hard for me to come up with something.
Jun 3 2005, 10:07 PM
Armstrong and Riza look awesome! *drools some more*
Jun 4 2005, 11:18 AM
And bellatrix- I have the WORST time coming up with positions. Their arms aren't the right length or something @_@ etc etc. That, and I haven't used color in forever. >_>;; scary.
Jun 4 2005, 08:27 PM
My thoughts exactly LuckyAlchemist!
To Ymsg: Omg I have that problem too! Especially with hands and legs for some reason. god, does that irritate me. LOL I just finished drawing a vampire about 20mins ago, and it took me a ridiculous amount of time just to get his hands right... and they still look bad. I gave up on his legs for now! Lol I don't have the patience for it tonight.
Jun 5 2005, 03:16 AM
wow! thats good!!! ^^
Jun 6 2005, 01:42 PM
Bellatrix- damn, I hate drawing hands and feet. They get so messed!! I can NEVER do it.
Jun 7 2005, 07:55 PM
LOL I know what you mean. I drew a summer pic of Edward at the beach last night. I had him holding a surf board and sitting on a railing.... and his hands turned out to be a total disgrace! They look abismal. lol And I drew it with a charcol pencil, so I couldn't redo it (smart, right?) *laughs at self*. Every thing else about the drawing looks pretty good though.
I think I'm going to try drawing more casual pics of FMA characters tonight, minus the charcol pencil.
Jun 8 2005, 09:54 AM
Yeah, I've been messing around with charcoal. I used to use it a lot, til I got sick of trying to erase it. I loved oil, too, and wax pencils were like my obsession. Then I just moved into pen, accenting certain parts to the point where shading wasn't even needed. And I have 4 pictures I'm trying to finish -sweatdrop- and I'm halfway through my chapter 6, so I'm busy XD
Jun 8 2005, 10:58 AM
I know what you mean about charcol. I was using pens on every drawing I did up untill about 2 weeks ago, and now I've switched back to pencil. But I really like both mediums. I also adore some of the art programs for the computer like PaintshopPro and a few others. Try not to work your self to death on your projects, Ymsg! Trying to finish more than one project is always quite a challenge! But I'm sure the end results of your hard work will be fantastic! Equivalent Trade, you know?
I'm trying to finish the character designs for the manga fic that my friend and I are working on currently (the one I was complaining about before), and then start on the actual story, b/c I don't think he's done that yet. *sigh* I think I'm going to need a vacation from my summer vacation before to long Lol
Jun 8 2005, 12:05 PM
Yeah, I'm trying to get too much done. Worked half the night on my unfinished chapter 6, trying to get this automail arm for the convention made in under three weeks, trying to finish four drawings just to say I did, lol, and trying to get an appointment at the orthopedic; life is too hectic. I'm living on equivalent exchange alone.
Jun 8 2005, 12:12 PM
good god, Ymsg. Your going to wear your self out, going at that rate! Are you making your own costume for the convention? If so, who are you planning on going as? One of my friends suggested I should go as Envy to one of the Cons next year, since Envy looks so much like a girl... and I almost slit his throat. Lol That's insulting.
Jun 8 2005, 12:16 PM
That is insulting!! XD. I'm going as Edward. I've gotten step by step instructions on how to make an entire arm, to the last bolt, out of plastic and whatnot. It's costing a lot of time and money, and I'm worn out. I want to get my fic progressing though, and I haveta go to the damn orthopedic cause I find out I have scoliosis, ne? More issues to interfere. The whole world's against me, aaaaaaaa!! *hides under Rock* XD
Jun 8 2005, 12:30 PM
I know the feeling.
It seems like every thing in this world goes wrong all at once, without even a brief reprieve. Your going as Edward? That's so awesome.
That arm most be a real bloody pain to construct though. It sounds complicated.
And good luck with your visit to the orthopedic! That kind of stuff always sucks. There's nothing better than finding out your body's betrayed you *being sarcastic*.
Jun 8 2005, 12:32 PM
Yeah, it's friggen hard to make, so I enlisted the help of my reluctant father! Yay!
Yeah, I don't want to go to the orthopedic. He wants to give me a damn back brace to 'straighten my spine' from what my father says. My spine. is. straight. Or at least it looks straight. My body hath betrayethed me. I feel so alone (not really, lol) XD
Jun 8 2005, 01:16 PM
Lol geez, that automail arm sounds like it's a real pain. At least you got some one to enlist in your cause though.
Do you like how it's turning out so far? a back brace? omg that sucks royaly! Hopefully it will help though... but god, does that suck. I wouldn't be happy about that either... infact I'd be really pissed. Lol But since I have Ed's temperment, that's not anything new. XD I seriously hope that every thing works out okay, Ymsg. *pats on shoulder* a friend of mine had scoliosis a few years back and required a back brace, but she recovered quite well, in a very short time too with the back brace's aid, so hopefully every thing will go smoothly for you as well.
Jun 8 2005, 06:09 PM
Aww thank you. Tis appreciated. The arm is a pain in the ASS. I am getting. so. worked. up. over it. It's soo much to do, and I only have to the 25th.
Jun 8 2005, 09:13 PM
Hell yes, it does sound like a bloody pain in the ass. Lol god, i hate when i'm rushed to finish something like that. Have you seen how much the "Official" Ed Automail arm cosplayers accesory is going for? It's like $200 fricking dollars!! That's just ridiculus... $200 dollars for a plastic arm piece that you could make your self, plus it would most likely look better if you made your own as well. The extortion is unbelievable..... Lmao
Edward would be so proud. XD
Jun 9 2005, 08:55 AM
Hopefully I'll do him proud. That's the plan, anyway. It's just not getting done, because I can't do the whole thing on my own. @_@ BUT! I Finished my chapter 6 and posted it in the Dream a Dream page.
Jun 9 2005, 03:49 PM
I'm sure you will.
Omg I'm going to go read it asap! Lol That's awesome.
I know how that is.
hopefully you'll be able to finish it in time for the CON! I'm not sure if you've seen this already, but I'm going to go ahead and poat the link for an FMA movie pic that I thought was rather interesting... It has Hughes in it as a police officer! Some one had it posted on the "RizaXRoyfansOnly" thread, and I nearly dropped over dead. LolOMG check it out
And the art work looks great - as always.
Jun 9 2005, 04:04 PM
I just found out. I have an even better one, look:http://tinypic.com/5uk0v5
I'm so happy.. you have no idea ^^
Jun 9 2005, 04:26 PM
LOL I know, Ymsg! I'm so thrilled! I suspected that they might put him into the movie, but I'm absolutely over joyed to see it as reality! I saw that pic too, it is better. Sorry I posted the crappy one.
Alphonse looks great, doesn't he? And of coarse, so does Edward. LOL
And let's not forget Roy...
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