Levi Simpson
Levi Simpson
Washington State
Levi Simpson
Hello people, critters and creatures. Just looking for any thoughts or recommendations for scanners specifically for scanning in traditional work (pencil, pen, watercolor etc.). There seems to be a wide range of anything from a few hundred up to over a grand as far as the price range. I've been recommended a pretty good Epson that was on the expensive side, and maybe it is the way to go, but want to get more opinions before I pull the trigger on something in the thousand dollar price range. Bonus would be that it can handle scanning in film negatives as I hope to start developing my own black and white film at some point in the future.
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I have some friends who are really into 40k, I've only played a game or two. But I think the oversized shoulder armor, skull decal, etc. definitely says warhammer! You could look up Karl Kopinski for some rad 40k inspiration as well :)
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Levi Simpson
Did someone say Kopinski!!! Just got his book "The Big Kopinski", freaking rad.
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Levi Simpson
It's so hard to pick one. My go to 3 artists for so long were Brian Froud, Alan Lee and Yoshitaka Amano. But over the years so many artists have joined the ranks that they tend to switch in and out depending on what I'm into, my mood, or even just going through that honeymoon phase when a new artist's work speaks to you. James Jean was one of those for me haha. For now though I'll go with one of my favorites, John Bauer 1882 - 1918. An absolutely wonderful illustrator from Sweden who unfortunately passed away all to young with his wife and 3 year old son when the ship they were on capsized.
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Levi Simpson
I think the most common approach or answer would be to learn from artists who's styles you admire by doing some master studies of their work. I believe Stan and Marshal did a video about this, calling them art parents or something. But really, another way of going about it is to just play, experiment, and try new things, even new mediums. You may have a particular medium you want to use, but you may learn something playing with something else you could carry back over into your preferred medium. But you have to give yourself some time to just mess around and push yourself. So I guess my advice is to play and try new things. :)
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Gabriela Gonzalez
Hello! I'm Gaby I currently live in Chile and do freelance illustrations an character design I'm very passionate about learning and super exited about Proko 2.0 and to be part of this awesome community Here's some of my work, all suggestions and comments are welcome :)
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Levi Simpson
LMAO, I love the table party. XD
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Davi Lo
Awesome thread! Hi everyone, my name is Davi, I'm an aspiring illustrator from Brazil I used to study Computer Science and quit on my 2nd year to pursue art! Here are some of my socials: https://twitter.com/lo_pavo and https://www.artstation.com/daviseila Nice to meet you all!
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Levi Simpson
Hey Davi, you have some fantastic work here. :)
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Vivek K
Hey Guys, I am Vivek, I'm so excited to be here, I can't wait to see how this platform grows and I hope we learn to learn a lot and become a better artist with you all. I recently started sharing my art, Here's few of them. Hope you like it!
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Levi Simpson
You have some great figures in these. I think you're doing some pretty good work. :)
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Ish Whatsittoya
Hi everyone! My name's Ish. I'm a dabbler, doodler, and been spinning my wheels in place with art for a handful of years. I love traditional mediums for the most part but have recently branched out into digital. Also have pumped the breaks on "just drawing" and have decided to actually get some form of legitimate education outside of free videos and watching others draw. My final, ultimate, unattainable goal is to do whatever art comes to me on a whim and somehow have that turn into a legitimate income. I also have aspirations for making my own comic (who doesn't?). Its about this past 14 months. I fell ill with a disease after getting hit with COV19 and have been struggling in every facet of life since. Financially, spiritually, artistically....grammatically. What saved my @$$ early on in my struggle is being able to make some money off of pet portrait commissions. Helped pay the bills and gave me purpose. I'm slowly getting better and crawling out of a hole with a brand new love of life and art and want to hit the ground running with it. Here's my stuff. Enjoy it. Or don't. Mwah
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Levi Simpson
Hello fellow dabbler and doodler! :D I to have been spinning some wheels while all the time just sketching away in my sketchbooks for the last 4 or 5 years. I dig what you're doing here, and I really like the gas mask lady justice.
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naomiedge
Hi there, my name is Naomi Edge. I am a 16 year old beginner digital artist and would love some critique.
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Levi Simpson
I think the best I could do is give advice, and the best advice I can give to younger artists is to keep a sketchbook and draw everything you can from life. This will help you as much as anything as far as improving your drawing ability, your observation skills, hand eye coordination, your mental library, your imagination.... I can't stress how useful it can be. :)
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Bethany Touhey
Hiya! My names Bethany. Im new to this site-but Ive been watching Prokos videos on Youtube for about 8ish years. Im currently working through the Anatomy Course. Im mainly a Tradiitonal Artist. Im kinda eclectic in my tastes. Among the many things I draw: Fantasy, Fan Art, Portraits, Still Life :) Im already liking the new site and just wanted to reach out and introduce myself to you all! (Wave)
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Levi Simpson
Is that Hal from Hal's Moving Castle? :D
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Roxane Lapa
Hey beautiful and amazing people I'm Roxy from South Africa. Loving all the wildly different styles in this thread so far. I'm a professional graphic and web designer (for almost 20 years now), but for the last couple of years I've reignited my love affair with digital art. Here's a few of my paintings and drawings:
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Angler 64x90cm
Black Panther 64 x 90
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Octopus 64x90cm
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Levi Simpson
I really dig your octopus. I like that you have a range of things you're painting.
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Levi Simpson
Nothing like a good intro thread. :) Hey there fellow artists, I'm Levi from Washington State. Mostly been a sketch artists these last few years as I've found myself coming back to a love of art and creating. A lot of my drawing and what painting I do comes from life or imagination and while I'm not 100% sure where I want to go artistically, be it a profession or something else, I do know I want to continue to get better, grow my range of subjects and mediums, and overall make sure that it's always a source of joy for me. That said, I'd love to start stepping my game up and doing more "Finished" work and start taking some of my ideas and creatures a bit further. Someday I'll get a scanner to start scanning things in from my sketchbook but here is a sampling of what I tend to post on instagram, which is where I put most of my work. :) Nice to meet you all.
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Levi Simpson
I like what you have so far, the shading is really nice and I kind of enjoy how soft it is. Hard to know what to say if it's not completely done yet but I suppose I would say that for now my eyes go right to her nose, specifically her nostril where that highlight is. I think this is because it seems to be the sharpest part in an otherwise soft image. Seriously though, it's looking good, just keep at it when you can. :)
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Levi Simpson
While I can't really give you advice on using acrylics as I haven't really used them. I thought I would share one piece of advice for learning that I think can be helpful. It's to focus on your intent and remove other distractions. By this I mean, if you're trying to learn acrylics lets say, but you chose to also do it while making an illustration, with a subject you're not yet comfortable drawing, and perspectives you've not yet figured out, you're now adding many hurdles to your process of learning acrylics distracting you from what may have initially been your focus. It all depends though if you're doing it for the sake of learning acrylics. I'm not saying you shouldn't push yourself or take on a challenge. :) But painting some blocks, spheres, and other shapes and textures may allow you to focus more on the paint and techniques you need to learn that you can then apply later to an illustration with other challenges. :)
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Levi Simpson
Wasn't exactly sure how finished the work needs to be for this challenge, or if it's simply just doing something right from your head, but here is one from me. At some point I hope to have a new scanner so I don't have to take photos with my phone. :D Also, first post here!
DragonHead Sketch
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