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RE: Fan Submission: Sareena
11/05/2006 06:55 PM EST
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5/5; I'd write more, but it's hard to with only one hand... wink


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RE: Fan Submission: Sareena
11/05/2006 07:42 PM EST
Freakin' sweet! The anatomy and shading are spot on, and I like her blue eyes. They really grab you. You, sir, are very, VERY talented, and make me feel all the more noobular. I can't wait to see your next work for it.

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RE: Fan Submission: Sareena
11/06/2006 12:17 AM EST
This is one of the best Sareena drawings i've ever seen!!!!!! 5/5 smilesmilesmilesmilesmile

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11/07/2006 10:45 AM EST
Thanks you guys! I really appreciate all of your comments.

Bleed's right, this is a digital painting that was done in Photoshop.

Yeah, I took a few liberties here and there with her outfit. Basically I wanted to show more skin and less buckles and leather straps.

Next I plan to do a Smoke and a Chameleon piece.
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11/07/2006 11:14 AM EST
Little criticism; her face looks a tad masculine, but it might be from the facial tattoos hiding her eyelashes.

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RE: Fan Submission: Sareena
11/07/2006 12:05 PM EST
Are you only this good with didgital? if thats the case im even less impressed then i was before.
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11/07/2006 01:14 PM EST
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Are you only this good with didgital? if thats the case im even less impressed then i was before.


Damn... bitter.confused

Anyways, I work in many different mediums, mostly non-digital. Recently I've been working more often with digital art simply because of how convenient it is... It's fast, forgiving, and output ready when you're finished. When you have aggressive deadlines, these are important factors.

The process I go through to execute a digital painting is very similar to the process I use when doing an oil or acrylic painting, it's just more efficient.

Under Fan Submissions you can check out my gallery if you want. There's a few non-digital pieces in there including an OLD Scorpion vs. Sub-Zero that was done with Gouache and colored pencil. Also I think the Scorpion figure/statuette is still in there too. Fabricating his mask and uniform was a PAIN!

I hope that sheds some light for you.smile
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11/07/2006 02:27 PM EST
As long as you can do it with out the digital. You are an outstanding artist and have my respect. But frontal images are a little old don't you think, I only use them for character concepts.And if your wondering why i hate digital so much i have no real reason. It's just a feeling that runs deep deep in my blood. I despise it simply because it is not done by hand.
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RE: Fan Submission: Sareena
11/07/2006 03:55 PM EST
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As long as you can do it with out the digital. You are an outstanding artist and have my respect. But frontal images are a little old don't you think, I only use them for character concepts.And if your wondering why i hate digital so much i have no real reason. It's just a feeling that runs deep deep in my blood. I despise it simply because it is not done by hand.


Yeah, sometimes a simple frontal shot can be a bit dull depending on the subject. In other cases, you may want to draw more attention to another aspect of the piece, rather than it's perspective.

I think your opinion of digital art is not uncommon, and I agree that one should be strong with the classical tools of the trade. If you're not it usually shows, regardless of the medium you use. I think there is a common misconception that digital art programs "do" things for you so you don't have to have any real artistic ability in order to make a great piece. Believe me, this isn't the case.

Digital art programs are nothing more than a tool. Yes, more complicated in some ways that a brush or a pencil, but a tool nevertheless. All of my art is done "by hand" whether it be a brush, a pencil or a mouse... I know, I gotta step up to a Wacom.wink
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RE: Fan Submission: Sareena
11/07/2006 05:07 PM EST
Time to whip out some vasiline!

5/5!

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RE: Fan Submission: Sareena
11/07/2006 05:32 PM EST
wow Wow wow , thats amazing I give it 10 out of 10.
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RE: Fan Submission: Sareena
11/07/2006 08:56 PM EST
Man, this is awesome!

BTW, do you have any others you have created for this fan based strategy guide? I would love to see them.
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RE: Fan Submission: Sareena
11/08/2006 01:57 PM EST
You made Sareena sexy!?! Woah...that's an achievment in itself. This is an amazing piece, definitley imo one of your best. Great work. Can't wait for more.
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RE: Fan Submission: Sareena
11/08/2006 02:32 PM EST
He's got Smoke and Chameleon coming.

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RE: Fan Submission: Sareena
11/08/2006 04:13 PM EST
Sareena is a very beautiful video game character and the thread author just show us the truth about her beauty.



I do hope that he will do some more work on Sindel, Jade and Kitana in the future.

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RE: Fan Submission: Sareena
11/08/2006 08:44 PM EST
Kombosus, I'm thinking you don't respect digital art much because you don't truly understand how it works, or how much work it takes to pull off a painting like this with it.

I doubt you'll accept this now, but I have a feeling that once you really get in to it, your opinion will change.


The digital medium is a huge door that you IMO, shouldn't close for your self.
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RE: Fan Submission: Sareena
11/09/2006 02:17 AM EST
DAMN Aculeus...

Thats just amazing, Seriously amazing!

Its hard to express how good you are....
I Give it a 10/10 Like always.

I can't wait for Smoke and Chameleon!
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RE: Fan Submission: Sareena
11/09/2006 10:03 AM EST
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5/5; I'd write more, but it's hard to with only one hand...

jesus christ....
anyway she looks smoking! 5/5 !
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RE: Fan Submission: Sareena
11/09/2006 11:53 AM EST
I'm hard headed........I forgot to rate this. 3/5 you could have done more with the background and that pose doesnt sit well with me. Don't take this rating as an insult i hold you to very high standards. I never give myself a good rating ever. I'm betting you went to art school?
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RE: Fan Submission: Sareena
11/09/2006 11:48 PM EST
The rating system doesn't really make sense anyway.

I have noticed that people tend to be a little more critical with the more experienced artists, but sometimes you'll see a sketch get the same rank as a full blown painting.

Depends on the individual.


Critiques are always good though, positive or negative, they help the person become a better artist.
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RE: Fan Submission: Sareena
11/10/2006 09:32 AM EST
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I'm hard headed........I forgot to rate this. 3/5 you could have done more with the background and that pose doesnt sit well with me. Don't take this rating as an insult i hold you to very high standards. I never give myself a good rating ever. I'm betting you went to art school?


Yeah, I got an Associates degree in the visual arts and a Bachelors in graphic design. Although, those degrees have very little to do with my art. I get most of my experience by doing stuff on my own... trial and error.

bleed Wrote:
The rating system doesn't really make sense anyway.

I have noticed that people tend to be a little more critical with the more experienced artists, but sometimes you'll see a sketch get the same rank as a full blown painting.

Depends on the individual.


Critiques are always good though, positive or negative, they help the person become a better artist.


You're absolutely right bleed. The rating system here is about as subjective as anything could possibly be. And yes, the more elaborate a piece is, the more it will be scrutinized.

A while back I posted my MKDA fan art submission and it got a 4/5. That piece took a LLLOOOONG ass time and was super involved. The Quan Chi sketch a did recently got a 5/5 which is very cool, but I did that in a few hours. Go figure.
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RE: Fan Submission: Sareena
11/10/2006 10:19 AM EST
that is INCREDIBLE!
she looks fine!!!
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11/10/2006 10:30 AM EST
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Damn...
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RE: Fan Submission: Sareena
11/15/2006 12:21 PM EST
So what your saying is art school isn't worth the money? Everybpdy i ever met in my entire life has been telling me i should go to art school I've been thinking about it alot l8ly and planned on getting in to one of them thur schools in a short while but if it's not worth it i wont go. What do you reccommend?
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11/15/2006 01:19 PM EST
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So what your saying is art school isn't worth the money? Everybpdy i ever met in my entire life has been telling me i should go to art school I've been thinking about it alot l8ly and planned on getting in to one of them thur schools in a short while but if it's not worth it i wont go. What do you reccommend?


Well, here's the deal. Art school is great for learning the fundamentals of things like basic drawing and painting techniques, how to see things and translate that perception onto paper or canvas... stuff like that. I know you're not very interested in digital art right now, but art school is also very good for learning your way around programs like Photoshop and Illustrator.

When I said that most of what I've learned was from things I've done on my own I didn't mean for it to sound as though art school is worthless. What I meant was that once you have the basics under your belt (provided by art school) then you can really begin to delve into things like honing your personal style, exploring the nuances of color, light, and shadow not to mention free reign of subject matter.

Basically I was just saying that usually when a person leaves art school is when they really begin to grow as an artist. With that said, I'm not downplaying the importance of the artistic foundation that art school provides.

Bottom line, If you think you would benefit from learning some basic artistic applications then I think you should go.smile