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Posted 01/07/08 - 11:45 PM:

One more:

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Posted 01/07/08 - 11:50 PM:

b.mellow wrote:
Here's some stuff I've drawn recently:

Portrait of my girlfriend for her birthday.



The Immortal Iron Fist: unfinished and more trouble than it was worth.



Just messing around the other day - swirly evil shit is fun drawing.


great stuff. i especially love "swirly evil shit". the portrait of your gf is very sweet. your drawing style has evolved a lot, i'm digging it thumb up
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Posted 02/04/08 - 2:17 PM:

Terrestrials:

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Posted 02/04/08 - 4:17 PM:

Thank you.

It's a promotional poster/cover art for a comic script proposal I'll be submitting in the coming weeks.
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Posted 02/05/08 - 12:46 AM:

b.mellow wrote:
Thank you.

It's a promotional poster/cover art for a comic script proposal I'll be submitting in the coming weeks.

it's awesome
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Posted 02/05/08 - 11:42 AM:

Thanks lib. Click here to read about an interesting theory about the origin of "extra" terrestrials which the comic would build off of.

http://www.terrestrialextras.com/
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Posted 02/05/08 - 11:43 AM:

Go get em Mister Mellow Man !

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Posted 02/05/08 - 11:48 AM:

laughing

Thx Smoki!
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Posted 02/05/08 - 11:50 AM:

You know I love you ! whee
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Posted 02/05/08 - 8:29 PM:

Right back at you buddy! wink
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Posted 02/06/08 - 8:33 AM:

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aw, i would rather have endarkened sincerity, then. i'd say we have a fair share of light and dark aspects here, in good balance. i think people are probably more intimidated by the intimate setting. i would guess that more people are interested in sheer anonymity when it comes to online forums; perhaps this is too vulnerable an environment for most.

kisses the fish,
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You know... I never quite understood that. Many people use the same type of argument to go completely bananas at some big party or disco or other... "I'll never see these people again, anyway."

Frankly, I feel much more comfortable doing crazy and weird things around close and trusted friends like I find here. smiling facenod
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Posted 02/21/08 - 7:59 PM:

havohej wrote:
monster_vii


brilliant! clap
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Posted 02/28/08 - 10:51 PM:

We were slow at work today. Took me about an hour.

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Posted 03/13/08 - 10:45 AM:

havohej wrote:
classy


omg, again brilliant
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Posted 03/13/08 - 10:54 AM:

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We were slow at work today. Took me about an hour.


nice texture. do you pencil it first then pen & ink over it? i like the cactus & moon and the sort-of ascension shape of the clouds. strangely it makes me think of a guitar.
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Posted 03/14/08 - 7:03 AM:

b.mellow wrote:
We were slow at work today. Took me about an hour.



Maybe he's just shot your team leader?!
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Posted 03/21/08 - 4:00 PM:

lib.. Do you think art should be displayed with simular works, or need other works to complete some sort of idea. The average person probably has trouble viewing a picture and getting what the artist is triing to depict, or say. I can look at a painting and think that looks good, I like it. However should you get to know the artist and form a personal opinion of him/her/it or should the work or painting say something to you. In the case of super nova I take it you like things that brighen up your day.smiling face
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Posted 03/21/08 - 4:57 PM:

hi kpi,

context certainly can and does have some impact on interpretation, but i'm not in favor of limiting the display of art to the context of a certain genre. i would suggest that people who are comfortable in interpreting art do not need a context and are able to readily supply their own; on the other hand, a person who does not know what to feel about a piece of art is not necessarily going to be helped much by seeing other pieces in its genre. i often do find it interesting to hear a few words from the artist about their intention for any given piece, but to me the great thing about art is that people may get things out of it beyond what the artist intended. that's what i love about abstract art, actually; how open it is to interpretation.

I can look at a painting and think that looks good, I like it.

recently i had a conversation with someone online who said he didn't know anything about art at all; he said he could look at a piece of art and decide if he likes it and that's about it, couldn't say why or why not. i told him that as far as i'm concerned as an artist, that's good enough for me. not that i mind getting articulate feedback, it's just that i feel that at the heart of the matter is what the person viewing the piece is inspired to feel. how well they can express it is not something to be proud of or ashamed of in my opinion.

kpi wrote:
In the case of super nova I take it you like things that brighen up your day.smiling face

i do. smiling face i like making art with bright colors and high contrast. but i like viewing art of all kinds - variety is the spice of life, as they say.

smiling facelib
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Posted 03/25/08 - 1:49 AM:

libertygrl wrote:

nice texture. do you pencil it first then pen & ink over it?


No. This was at work and I worked on it for a minute or two anytime I had a chance. But overall, I'll usually keep something in pencil or draw it originally in ink. With pencil, I find myself constantly erasing and re-drawing it, whereas with straight up ink it forces you to be creative - in the above picture, I started drawing (what was in my mind going to be an old blues player) but when I drew the hat, it turned out more like an old Confederate soldier hat, so I went with it. It's more fun and spontaneous that way, and a lot less disciplined.

Here's an example of a pencil drawn page that I did over with inks, with varying degrees of success.




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Posted 03/26/08 - 8:16 PM:

Ha! I don't know what the hell it is but I like it.
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