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Old 23rd August 2010, 10:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Jen wants to paint fantastical things!

Hello all!

I've just popped out of a four year degree in Illustration. It feels a bit like being born, but I won't go into details.

Having tried a lot of different things, I have finally gone back to what I was doing well before even starting any type of degree.

Fantasy!

Here's some stuff from my current project called Skal:











Anyone else here into traditional painting?
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Old 23rd August 2010, 11:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Very nice, JenJen. I like the feel of spontaneity. They're watercolours aren't they? I don't draw/paint myself, but I always appreciate pretty pictures!! Just one thing -- how did you know what I looked like...?

...I'll leave it for others to decide which of the first three pictures is me...
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Old 23rd August 2010, 11:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It's got to be the first, Judge. Smiling and carefree... but with a wicked blade close to hand to deal with those ne'er-do-wells!

These are great, Jen! I don't have an artistic bone in my body, so I'm always envious of such great talent. Are these from a world of your own imagining? I really like the Middle Eastern aesthetic you've got going!
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Old 23rd August 2010, 11:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Awesome (Oh I wish I could do that). I particularly like how expressive the faces are.
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Old 23rd August 2010, 02:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Very nice, JenJen. I like the feel of spontaneity. They're watercolours aren't they? I don't draw/paint myself, but I always appreciate pretty pictures!! Just one thing -- how did you know what I looked like...?

...I'll leave it for others to decide which of the first three pictures is me...
Thanks! Yes, they are watercolours with just a few bits of gouache here and there (mostly white to add some body-colour as they call it).

I very much picture you as Voresh (top girl). >
A little cute, innocent and curious thing!



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It's got to be the first, Judge. Smiling and carefree... but with a wicked blade close to hand to deal with those ne'er-do-wells!

These are great, Jen! I don't have an artistic bone in my body, so I'm always envious of such great talent. Are these from a world of your own imagining? I really like the Middle Eastern aesthetic you've got going!
See, not only me thinking he's the little pointing girl :P

And yes, they are developmental work for my own project. I decided to start up my own story online, mostly for fun and as a challenge to myself.

It's partly inspired by orientalist art Orientalist Paintings because of the patterns and colours and whatnot. awesome stuff, that is.

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Awesome (Oh I wish I could do that). I particularly like how expressive the faces are.
Very big on faces. Love staring at people's faces outside (which may be a tad creepy)
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Old 23rd August 2010, 04:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Very big on faces. Love staring at people's faces outside (which may be a tad creepy)
Well for my money you certainly seem to have got them. You can almost hear the laughter in that first one and she just radiates joy!
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Old 23rd August 2010, 04:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Wohoo Good to know she doesn't look manic or something!

Have a bellydancer.

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Old 23rd August 2010, 05:07 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Wow movement too - very impressive - I so wish I could do that
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Old 24th August 2010, 06:07 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Very nice Jen! Love that bellydancer
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Old 24th August 2010, 09:27 AM   #10 (permalink)
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there's some decent manga & steampunk style influences there as well. i like the watercolours. is that your favourite medium?
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Old 24th August 2010, 09:57 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Love them, especially the use of blue and ochre in the caravan picture (though if I were one of its occupants I'd have concerns about its centre of gravity). They look to be done pretty quickly (whilst still being very good) -- is that true?

Do you always work in traditional media, or have you got into digital media such as Corel Paint?
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Old 24th August 2010, 11:23 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I'd call that a fantastical success
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Old 24th August 2010, 04:20 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Yus! I loves me steampunk! And manga was what made me start drawing seriously

Watercolour is my favourite medium because it is so chaotic. Trying to get over my fear of opaque mediums at the moment. *shudder*

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Love them, especially the use of blue and ochre in the caravan picture (though if I were one of its occupants I'd have concerns about its centre of gravity). They look to be done pretty quickly (whilst still being very good) -- is that true?

Do you always work in traditional media, or have you got into digital media such as Corel Paint?
Bahah Yes! I've had people go 'woaaah, it's gonna fall ooveerrr' when seeing the caravan.

I usually work very quick. But the paintings need to be left alone for long periods of time since each layer needs to dry. So a character painting can be finished in a day if I do nothing else. The caravan probably took me about a week because I didn't touch it for hours and hours in between layers.

I actually started working in digital art waaaay back when I was a youngling. Used photoshop and a tablet. When I went over to seriously try some traditional techniques, the digital just went out the door. Mainly because of the tactile and 'hands on' way you work with traditional. I smudge with my fingers a lot, and stuff like that.

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Old 24th August 2010, 04:30 PM   #14 (permalink)
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By the way JenJen, as such a good artist you really have no excuse for not having an Avatar
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Old 24th August 2010, 04:40 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I have to agree with Vertigo, JenJen. I hope you come up with something unique and lovely for your avatar
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