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So I've finally started an art thread found here on Newgrounds I'll be posting things I wouldn't post anywhere else and I have my reasons for that. The NG artist community has helped me a great deal and I always love their feedback. Feel free to follow and all that other stuff.
If you are interested check out my Facebook Page and like that shit cause then you'll be able to keep track of my work through that Drug of a website lol
I have completed my 16th female face portrait and this will be the last for the time being. I have had discussions with other artists and I know what I need to work on. It was fun making all those portraits as it helped me embed the painting techniques in my brain.
Now I want to focus on gray scale images and this time I'm going to play with shadow and light intensity. I will be studying how light reflects off different shapes and forms.
If anyone has good tutorials please do share :D
After a month or a month and a half of work I finally managed to make my website Responsive! For those who don't know what that means, basically a responsive website is capable of adapting itself to the "view port" of the user. So if you use an iPhone, iPad, Android phones or a desktop computer, the website automatically adjusts itself to the device. I had no knowledge of working with a responsive theme; the challenge was pretty high up but it wasn't an impossible one. As a test go to opelm.com and re-size your browser window to see it take effect.
Here's what I have lined up for the future:
- Exploring different painting methods
- 3D character modeling
- Continuing the story of my Graphic Novel
Overtime I have been making a list of extraordinary artists and I will do my best to get their interviews. Stay tuned!
EDIT: I have updated my website and now you can keep track of my artwork through facebook! Just go to opelm.com and look at the footer and press "like".
While I was browsing the art gallery I noticed the art contest for Madness 2011. So here is my entry!
View the larger entry: Madness Nemesis
All my life I was drawing anime(eastern art style) because of watching dragon ball z, digimon and other tv shows that played on cartoon network.
Then I played soul calibur and realized how unskilled I was lool. So I decided to change my art style to something more realistic and detailed.
Once I got the hang of making Soul Calibur style art I saw Marvel... I then realized how unskilled I was so I decided to draw american comic style artwork(western art style).
Finally I came to the conclusion that I had been drawing eastern style art for so long that it wouldn't escape me. It's in my blood now lol. My images can never have the pure american style look to them.
Now I my style is a mix of both eastern and western. Even though it makes me mad looking at the work of Adam Hughes who's style is very western and Stanley Lau(Art Germ) who's style is very eastern because they have both mastered their own style.
I'm actually glad that my work has a mixture of both east and west style. Every image I make has some features of east art style and some of the western art style, and once I complete my images I end up debating with myself trying to figure out if the image actually turned out how I wanted it.
How I wanted it to be ends up being a thing of the past which I can let go and accept the image for what it has become: a work of art.
I have this urge to try all styles of art and I can't wait to have gone through them all. Slow and steady wins the race.
While I was creating my Mighty Morphing Power Rangers art piece I started to look into their background a lot more.
I found out some interesting things about the MMPR, for starters how many of you knew that they were based of the Zyurangers which are part of a series in Japan called Super Sentai. The S.S. were basically a group of guardians in the epic battle of good vs evil. The Japanese version was far more meaningful than the American version. The Zyurangers were composed of Red, Black, Blue, Yellow(Male) and Pink. There was no White Ranger in the originals; he was created for the American series.
The plot of the Zyurangers shifted to the Green Dragon Ranger who has a epic story. There is so much character and plot development in Zyurangers that I told myself MMPR should have had something deep like that. It kind of made them seem like sellouts.
The story with the Green Ranger is quiet detailed, your might as well read it somewhere on the net. Interesting thing about the Green and the Red ranger is that they are biological brothers. The Zyurangers were ancient warriors re-awakened in modern time. They were put in suspension so they can be re-awakened later in time. The Green Ranger was raised by a evil lord while the Red Ranger was raised by a good one(their biological father). The Dragon Shield was so strong that it could multiply the power of its wielder and reflect energy attacks. It was the prize of their biological father's kingdom. The Green Ranger grew up learning revenge was his best option for the damage done to him so he stole the Dragon Shield and was put in Cyrogenic sleep inside a mountain. During 170 billion years there was a land slide and it killed him. In modern times he is resurrected and has a time limit to spend on earth. Inevitably he goes from evil to good and he only has 5 hours left of his time. At his death he gives the shield to the Red Ranger.
Truly a great series to look into if you are a fan of the Mighty Morphing Power Rangers.
Anways, now its time for some MMPR explanation. You may notice that I drew the rangers in this order: White, Green, Red, Blue, Yellow, Black and Pink. So why did I do that? Well If you studied color theory you would know that placing them in any other order would be visually displeasing. White Ranger was always seen as the powerful one and the more prominent character so he had to steal the front seat. Next to him I put the Green Ranger because white looks good with any color and not mention that the White and Green ranger were the same guy. Next to the Green I put the Red Ranger, main reason being that he is the leader but also because the complementary color to Green is Red. After that I put the Blue Ranger, now many of you know that the most iconic superheroes(Spider-man and Superman for instance) have a mixture of Red and Blue, those are colors any child would relate to. I put the Blue one after the Red for that reason.
Next was the Yellow Ranger, since the complementary color of Blue is Orange (look at Goku, Naruto and Sonic) I had to put the color available closes to Orange which was Yellow and that's why the Yellow Ranger was placed there. I had two remaining Rangers, the Pink and the Black Ranger. Like white, black looks good with any color as well. So putting the Black Ranger between the Yellow Ranger and the Pink Ranger would create a nice color effect.
So you see making the MMPR piece took some thought to make. Placing the characters in such an order created a color harmony and that is what you eyes enjoy.
Alright so that's it for this post!
Go Go Power Rangers!!!
This is the first time I have been so active on Newgrounds and I am enjoying every bit of it :)
I have submitted a painting of Hank which got a front page and I was shocked because my artwork never makes it to featured lol
I was even more surprised to see it in the first page and top score, that proved to me that the Newgrounds community loved Madness! I'm not that surprised because Madness is well KICK ASS!!
I have launched my portfolio website and I have uploaded all my artwork on it. Some work found on it isn't on my Newgrounds or my DeviantArt account. If you want to view it the click here to visit my portfolio. Be sure to leave comments on the work I haven't posted anywhere else but my site.
When people comment on my artwork I usually reply or send them PMs because I don't know if NG alerts users if the author replies to their comments.
Hopefully these submissions will make it to the winning spots, for those of you who love my artwork I thank you for taking the time to view it!
Have a look at my madness day 2010 submissions :
My calendar 2011 submission : View
I wont be displaying my ultimate flash animation. I had some issues with Marvel and they don't want this animation to be put on the net at all. I can only show this to my family and friends.
I am going to take a break from flash animation now so I don't plan on posting anything anytime soon.