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3/27/2021 7:44 am  #1


Art for the Artists Guild

This week I swan dived into the world of digital art, when the arrival of a brand new Artist 12 XP-PEN graphic pen display (aka a graphics tablet) arrived at my door on Monday. After some fiddling about drawing a brief grayscale sketch to get used to the stylus and the program I chose (a free software called FireAlpaca), I then whipped out three projects of increasing complexity, two of which have been/are being recorded and uploaded to youtube.

Two are World of Warcraft game characters, and the third (currently in progress) is a commissioned piece, cover art for one of our members web novels (some of you may remember Sable Jak).

This is my Youtube channel, where you can follow my digital paintings:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxqG2zVydAKMmV4eisvOIA

As an artist, it would of course honor me if you would Like and Subscribe to my channel to show your encouragement and support! <3

And now, I shall add some art. :D

Shonai, Light Forged Draenei Paladin:
https://www.deviantart.com/euforicmania/art/Shonai-Light-Forged-Paladin-874115624

Rianor, Old Man Demon Hunter:
https://www.deviantart.com/euforicmania/art/Old-Man-Demon-Hunter-874301719


Formerly Neco the Nightwraith. Now Euforic Mania!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EuforicM  |  DeviantArt: https://www.deviantart.com/euforicmania  |  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/euforicmania/ | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxqG2zVydAKMmV4eisvOIA
 

6/22/2021 7:19 am  #2


Re: Art for the Artists Guild

Euforic Mania wrote:

This week I swan dived into the world of digital art, when the arrival of a brand new Artist 12 XP-PEN graphic pen display (aka a graphics tablet) arrived at my door on Monday. After some fiddling about drawing a brief grayscale sketch to get used to the stylus and the program I chose (a free software called FireAlpaca), I then whipped out three projects of increasing complexity, two of which have been/are being recorded and uploaded to youtube.

Two are World of Warcraft game characters, and the third (currently in progress) is a commissioned piece, cover art for one of our members web novels (some of you may remember Sable Jak).

This is my Youtube channel, where you can follow my digital paintings:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxqG2zVydAKMmV4eisvOIA

As an artist, it would of course honor me if you would Like and Subscribe to my channel to show your encouragement and support! <3

And now, I shall add some art. :D

Shonai, Light Forged Draenei Paladin:
https://www.deviantart.com/euforicmania/art/Shonai-Light-Forged-Paladin-874115624

Rianor, Old Man Demon Hunter:
https://www.deviantart.com/euforicmania/art/Old-Man-Demon-Hunter-874301719

Awesome!  I particularly like the demon hunter -- very nice lighting in particular, and I love your line quality.

How is the cover art coming?  I'd love to see it!
 


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"'Machigi!' Paigiti said.  'The blaspheming gods' own foot-washer.  I heard you were involved."
-- From Divergence (Foreigner series - book 21)
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6/22/2021 7:22 am  #3


Re: Art for the Artists Guild

I've got an iPad and I mostly use Procreate (not free), although sometimes I end up using Sketchbook Pro (free) -- the latter has, IMO, better tools for doing symmetry, because you can do radial symmetry with however many spokes you want, while with Procreate you're locked to two or eight.

Here are a couple of illustrations I've done with the Foreigner series in mind:

http://kataro.co/ao3images/Machigi_sm.png

Machigi, having a bad day, on top of which, his hair has come undone.  THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!

http://kataro.co/ao3images/The-Seven-Taisigiin_sm.png

Banner from the classic Marid machimi, "The Seven Taisigiin". ; )

- Mod-aijiin, please feel free to either let me know, or delete, if this is in the wrong place.


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"'Machigi!' Paigiti said.  'The blaspheming gods' own foot-washer.  I heard you were involved."
-- From Divergence (Foreigner series - book 21)
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6/22/2021 9:09 am  #4


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Ah, "The Seven Taisigen", a classic machimi.  I wonder if Ilisidi made Cajeiri study it......https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons2/winking.png


"Those who can give up essential liberties in order to purchase a little extra security deserve neither liberty nor security." - Benjamin Franklin
"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." - Marcus Aurelius
 

6/22/2021 9:21 am  #5


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joekc6nlx wrote:

Ah, "The Seven Taisigen", a classic machimi.  I wonder if Ilisidi made Cajeiri study it......https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons2/winking.png

<laughing> How could she not?  It's got everything!  Strategy, nobility, combat, inappropriate attachment, and a scoundrel-turned-hero!  Best. Machimi. Ever.  ; )


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"'Machigi!' Paigiti said.  'The blaspheming gods' own foot-washer.  I heard you were involved."
-- From Divergence (Foreigner series - book 21)
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6/22/2021 11:06 am  #6


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Euphoric nadi:
One sees that you've progressed over the years. Well done.

 

6/22/2021 1:55 pm  #7


Re: Art for the Artists Guild

Jackalgirl wrote:

I've got an iPad and I mostly use Procreate (not free), although sometimes I end up using Sketchbook Pro (free) -- the latter has, IMO, better tools for doing symmetry, because you can do radial symmetry with however many spokes you want, while with Procreate you're locked to two or eight.

Here are a couple of illustrations I've done with the Foreigner series in mind:

http://kataro.co/ao3images/Machigi_sm.png

Machigi, having a bad day, on top of which, his hair has come undone.  THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!

http://kataro.co/ao3images/The-Seven-Taisigiin_sm.png

Banner from the classic Marid machimi, "The Seven Taisigiin". ; )

- Mod-aijiin, please feel free to either let me know, or delete, if this is in the wrong place.

I love that banner, and wonder about the felicity of the symbols --- 6+1+1 !! Yikes!

 

6/22/2021 2:06 pm  #8


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Aja Jin wrote:

I love that banner, and wonder about the felicity of the symbols --- 6+1+1 !! Yikes!

Well, I would say that the last symbol isn't a symbol, per se -- it is a letter, and stands on its own, to represent what the other seven are fighting/striving for (which in and of itself is an abstract concept, where as the other seven represent actual people).  

As for the people, the 6+1 is completely deliberate.  Their association is infelicitous without their scoundrel. : )
 


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"'Machigi!' Paigiti said.  'The blaspheming gods' own foot-washer.  I heard you were involved."
-- From Divergence (Foreigner series - book 21)
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6/22/2021 3:24 pm  #9


Re: Art for the Artists Guild

And it's the most copied machimi, too.


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6/22/2021 3:27 pm  #10


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HRHSpence wrote:

And it's the most copied machimi, too.

FACT
 


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"'Machigi!' Paigiti said.  'The blaspheming gods' own foot-washer.  I heard you were involved."
-- From Divergence (Foreigner series - book 21)
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