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 Post subject: pencil drawing/mixed media
PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 5:44 pm 
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Hey all,

My first post here. I thought I'd get my feet wet with a drawing, as I've only recently tried writing and don't feel confident enough to post any of it yet. This drawing started out as a concept sketch for a doll I'm making (vamp Willow, though I'd like to make a Tara, too, eventually):

http://home.att.net/~bnebab/galry/grafx/your-monster-ed-2-bw.jpg

I hope to hang around a while. I like this board.

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 Post subject: Re: pencil drawing from newbie
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Oooo wow! I... just... wow! That's really good! Did you do that all by your lone-some? I love it! Are you gunna do some more?

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Wow, that was really wonderful. !!!! :-D I loved the feeling you were able to put behind their eyes. Simply lovely. Thank you.

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Hey, thanks, I'm glad you two liked it.

It's all drawn freehand (except for the text), though only after looking at lots of pictures of A&A. The sketches are my way of becoming familiar with a face before I try to sculpt it in miniature for my dolls (know the Sideshow 12" action figures? they're supposed to fit in with that scale). The first Willow dolls I made are episode specific and are really just remakes of the Sideshow figures, so I didn't really need to do any concept sketches for them, just study picture after picture of Alyson Hannigan and watch Dopplegangland a few times (oh whoa is me!). Here is a pic of those dolls (which aren't quite finished yet):

http://home.att.net/~binky2k/projects/btvs/vwil-wil-torso-06.jpg

The Tara headshot is supposed to be more realistic, as it's in preparation for a portrait doll somewhere down the road, whereas the Willow is more of my stylized version, as it's going to be an AU type of figure. Here's one of the first concept sketches for it:

http://home.att.net/~bnebab/galry/grafx/vwil-concept-2-comp-ed.jpg

But the hair on this one looks too anime and esoteric so I sketched the one that ended up on 'Your Monster.'

Anyway, hope you enjoyed this little tour of my workshop. Thanks again for your kind words.

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You actually made those dolls?????? Cause if you did. WOW! how did you get thier clothes so tiny and exact? :x

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I with 'Ball O' Yarn. How did you get the clothes so tiny?

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 Post subject: getting OT: tiny clothes
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Me? Make the tiny clothes?

I can barely sew at full scale, much less 1:6. I'm a menace with a needle and thread, not to mention a sewing machine. I've sewn pants legs shut trying to alter the hem (sadly, a true story).

The tiny clothes came with the officially licensed Sideshow dolls:

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?category=buffy_12&item=2009
http://www.sideshowtoy.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?category=buffy_12&item=2010

Seriously, I only made the heads. (What a strange sentence that was to type.) For the clothes, all I did was strip the official dolls and steal their clothes to give to my homemade ones. Kind of like Robin Hood for the GI Joe and Barbie knockoff community.

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 Post subject: Re: pencil drawing from newbie
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Well, however you made them they look great :-D

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A cool drawing, as well as the doll heads. I absolutely loved the ball of flame in her hands; it was easy to imagine the feeling of holding it.

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 Post subject: Re: VW
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Hi all,
Thought I'd update this, as I just finished the Vamp Will doll:

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This started out as the Sideshow figure:

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?category=buffy_12&item=2009

then "off wiv its head!" and on with one I made.
I've started a Tara head so maybe in, like, a couple of months, it'll be done (don't want to be too ambitious and say 6 weeks).
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BTW, my avatar is a pic of a LEGO VW & Tara I made that were patterned after Psimetis' "Master Willow" Will & Tar. Here's the full pic:

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Of course, it's not accurate, as VW has a reflection.
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hehe funny lego-type people. I don't really get how they look like Willow and Tara though (except for the redheaded one) Is it supposed to be more about the clothes than anything else?

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Yeah what Ball o' yarn said. Although Willow's hair is.... well... obviously Willow's. :lol

They look a little evil, I think it's their eyebrows... maybe paint a little blood around their mouths :devil

Me like, though. Very good. :applause

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Well, yes. They're supposed to look evil. At least Willow is. Tara's supposed to be just smirking, because Willow is evil, but she can't help but still have feelings for her. Here they are with Willow in grr arg face:
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You'd be surprised how hard it is to convey "evil smirk" on the tiny face. Plus they're supposed to be cute!
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I just love 'em. I have a pair on my desk at work and I keep switching VW's face depending on my mood. My co-workers think I'm weird.

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Wow thats a really great composition i really like the enlarged amber in the background Awesome!

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Oooo I see now, Tara does look all smirky. The lego Vamp Willow is better with the display of evilness... although her grr face is adorable :lol

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H,

I thought I'd post some of the drawings and graphics I accumulated while doing my comic. First one, called Wicked Red:

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Here's an untreated panel from the comic, Little Witches:

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While working on the comic (actually, still doing it), I accumulated 800 MB of backup Photoshop files, which I had to take off my hard drive. I threw them along with the files for my short stories onto a disc for archiving. Here's the label:

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I hope you enjoy them.

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*faints* OMG! Those are spectacular!!! :thud Mmmmhmmmm.

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Thanks, Emms. :0)

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Good gosh! Beautiful talent! I'm definitely bookmarking this thread. Your work is amazing. Hope to see more soon. =)

BTW, I love those last three! =)

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They're fabuluos! It's good to see that you've posted them here. Thanks for sharing. I like the etude interludes.

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Great artwork!


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wow thats all so goood!
amzing work! go on with it ;)


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Thanks, guys!

Some more hard drive scrubbing, here's a couple more.

How Could You, a Glamour panel - I'm still in the process of cleaning up and coloring the comic panels. This one's been cleaned up, but needs to go through the tedious coloring process.
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Reflection, season 4 - A one-shot meant to illustrate Meet the Rosenbergs. A little too literal than I like. Kind of static and a bit boring. I might try to add some background or color this one, too.
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I'm hoping to be done with the Glamour edits in a couple of weeks and start on the next fiction project. Wish me luck.

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Good Luck. Your drawings are wonderful!


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Good Luck. Your drawings are wonderful.


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wow binky! those are pretty amazing drawings... i'm glad i stumbled upon your thread... :clap :clap

like the others, i hope you would post more of your wonderful arttwork here!

simply amazing!




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very lovely. Thank you for sharing.

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Holy crap, you're stuff is good.

Say, you wouldn't be interested in doing some...commission art, would you?

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