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The Station by supahappysunshine The Station by supahappysunshine
Oh Hey guys, Thought I might just give you an update, because I am alive and am still drawing, even if I don't upload. This is one of my first (more like fourth) attempt at one point perspective. It's really hard, but looks amazing. I know there are mistakes, a lot of which I realised after putting pen to paper. This drawing took me ages, but it was fun and I've had the idea in my head for ages. Oh, the bridge thingo at the front is intangible for trains but alien people can walk over it without falling on the tracks. idk. Yeah....Anyway, no stealing, I'm gonna chuck a watermark over it because I'm a troll. I know you can't see the artwork because of it.
See ya round
-Sunshine :happybounce:
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The-Laughing-Lunatic Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I didn't even realise there was a watermark until you pointed it out. Do not worry about that, use a watermark whenever you want to use one! I like the platform for the station, nice and futuristic. What do you use to colour in? It seems like diluted marker here with some coloured pencil work or maybe watercolour pencil. I've seen this combination of colours in another work of yours and I think you may be aware of it. This is the one that I am talking about - [link] .

Actually, now that I go back to your gallery, this is a common colour scheme of yours. You've even used it with your character Cecil.

I do not know if I can give you much critique for this as one point perspective does have a set sort of formula. What I recommend is doing one point perspective freehand, without any grid work, if that is what you have done here. I think you may have but I am not entirely sure.

I like the idea for the transparent bridge. It's really nice.

The top half of the drawing seems out of place. I feel that there needs to be a bit more dimension in it, shading that shows the soldity of these objects and that they're not just flat.

I wish to ask, how do you find digital drawing and colouring in comparison to traditional drawing and colouring? I cannot help but feel as though there are some perks to digital art that make doing it easier but that is just my inference. Especially since digital art is incredibly difficult for me to do! So frustrating.

Nice design, I have seen better from you but there are some great concepts here that I really like, such as transparent bridge, the train track and the advertising and alien lanaguage. It's really nice.

Keep up the great work!
supahappysunshine Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Aghhhhhhhh. I never get this kind of critique, and it's really awesome of you to spend time doing this for me. :glomp:

Yes, it is a common theme for me to use those colours. I think it's my lack of stationary that forces me into the vibrant traditional drawings whereas my digital works are more subdued.

It's watercolour pencil with one of these thingos [link] that is like a brush and you fill it with water and it gradually releases it so you don't get wads of water on your page and have to keep re-dipping the brush in water.

I actually used a ruler for this point perspective because I find with freehand my lines are never near straight, but for setting the picture out, I used a really light pencil and scribbled around a bit.

I am aware the top looks really out of place, but I wasn't really sure what to do with it. It's just practice anyway, so I wasn't going for any real meaning or placement in the piece.

Y'know, for me, digital and traditional are like a hat and a potato. It's almost like they're separate hobbies that give the same outcome. I love colouring digitally as it;s exceedingly easier and you have so many colours at your fingertips as well as a rubber and ways to blend and mix, which is great for me as I never really got into traditional painting. But traditional drawing makes sketches easy. I often get annoyed with the distance from pen to screen.

Hehe, I like the trasparent bridge too. I have other ideas like liquid windows but I'm not sure how I'll ever get them onto paper. I know the bridge still has a long way to go too.

supahappysunshine Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You have, but it means so much every time.
Yes, I know, I'll get onto that. I'd really like some copics but they're expensive as anything. And also, my laptop has died and my school one doesn't have photoshop which sucks. But it means more traditional art from me for now.
layering is hard with watercolour pencils and I only have a basic set of actual watercolours and I HATE waiting for things to dry. I'll try a few things and mix mediums though.
I'm going to stick with rulers until I'm confident with this type of drawing. But I would definietly go back to freehand when I'm ready. How do you know all this? I've never seen any of your perspective drawings ;P
Photoshop for me is really intimidating and I understand what you mean. With SAI, It's more for drawing and I know what every button does because they're all simple and serve a simple purpose. Photoshop was meant for photos.
I shall, :hug:
The-Laughing-Lunatic Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! I'm sure have done something like this before for you, though, haha. :huggle:

Lack of stationary? You must fix that problem right away! There are a whole lot of new things now, in terms of colour, especially in pens. Sadly, there are a lot of pastel and neon variations. Well, sadly for me. However, if digital allows you to access a variety of colors then experiment with it.

You use a lot of bold, bright colours and watercolour pencil, and watercolours in general, dilute the strength of the pigment. To solve this, you'll either have to layer the colours, having one wash dry and then paint another over it or put only a little water to receive a lot of pigment. Another way is to use watercolour in conjunction with another medium, such as coloured pencil or pen, to give the picture that added strength. I prefer artwork with strong colours and I avoid watercolours entirely.

I discourage the use of rulers, even when drawing straight structures. Freehand drawing will assist in developing your skill whilst using a ruler to aid you may let you lean towards perfectionism in drawing. However, using a ruler a few times to get the hand of first point perspective is okay and you'll soon find that you'll be able to do it without a ruler. There are just basic rules to follow and once you understand that, you will be able to draw it.

Yes, I understand that.

Digital is simply too cluttered for me. I can't find anything, become muddled and the effects I wish to create do not come easily. There are far too many buttons and options that I do not care for and the things that I need, I have a very hard time finding. I lack a lot of control and a lot of power is given to the computer. With traditional, I am in full control and can access colours easily as well as create the desired effects easily.

Keep the ideas and keep drawing them. That is the only way that you will improve on getting them onto paper.

You are welcome! :D
Vataki Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

The perspective... hahaha. I could never do something like this!

supahappysunshine Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yeahhhh...Took ages though. Thanks ^_^
Vataki Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was worth it! It looks great!
supahappysunshine Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks, though you shouldn't say that you could never do something like that. I didn;t think I could. You just gotta keep drawing, which shouldn't be hard for you :)
Vataki Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's true... Thanks! c:
supahappysunshine Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love that smiley face c: It's so tiny!
Vataki Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes! c:
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