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Posted On 2008-07-17 , 7:44 AM
- BabyGetFramed.com header = baby holding a frame
- As I create the header, create a shading tutorial for CraftyArtWorld.com
The BabyGetFramed.com owner, a friend of mine, came to me the other day asking for me to create a header for her website. After some conversation, we decided on a baby holding a frame around his face, and she gave me a few photos of her own son to use for the face.
Though I would never charge a friend for a service like this (I love to draw and never charge friends for the drawings they request), I did put some thought into what I could do with this so that it will also benefite my own site.
After a few days, it occured to me that I have never done an actual tutorial here. I have given instructions, but my Art of Drawing Hands page is the closest thing I have to an actual tutorial. So I have decided that, as I am drawing the basic image for the BabyGetFramed header, I will scan the image in at various staged and turn the image into a shading tutorial for my site.
This is Stage 1 of my image. You may notice that I have drawn the basic areas where the body wrinkles, but have not included the details of the hands and feet. That is because hands and feet are always the most difficult for me, so I tend to leave their details for when I am actually shading them. I have also not drawn the face in Stage 1, as that is something that I will draw during the shading process as well.
This entry is not the actual shading tutorial, for that will be a page (or series of pages, I have not decided yet) of the actual site. Rather, this entry is just to keep you posted and look for advice as I am creating the basic image. If anyone has any ideas or opinions, please let me know.
I will add each of the stages as I create them, so look for the next one within the next few days (possibly the start of next week, as I do not have access to the Internet over the weekend.
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Posted On 2008-07-16 , 7:44 AM
The Wizard of Oz:
A few days ago, I received a text message from my friend Amy telling me that they (they = big city movie people) were going to make Wicked into a movie!!!
For those who aren't familiar with Wicked, here is a little info behind it:
Everyone knows the story of Oz, or at least, they think they do. Dorothy is pulled up by a tornado and lands her house on the Wicked Witch of the East in the town of the Munchkuns in the land of Oz. She is gifted the Ruby slippers (unless you read the original novel, where the slippers are silver) by the Good Witch, Glenda and is pursued by the Wicked Witch of the West. The movie ends in the Wicked Witch of the West dying at the hands of Dorothy and her friends.
Sorry if I just ruined the ending for anyone, but I assume most everyone has seen The Wizard of Oz by now.
The Novel and Musical:
Well, Wicked offers something a little different. This is the story of the birth and journey into adulthood of the Wicked Witch of the West (who's name, we learn, is Elphaba). Wicked tells of the original friendship between Glenda and Elphaba, how they went to school together (a school called Shiz) and what happened to pull them apart and turned Elphaba into the "wicked witch," while Glenda became the "good witch."
Wicked is both a novel and a broadway musical. The soundtrack for the musical is amazing, very worth finding and listening to if you have not already done so. Now, they are making this wonderful story into a movie, and I am stoked.
Here is a drawing I did of Elphaba, as seen on the cover of the novel, with inserted broadway lyrics from the song "No Good Deed."
I am really looking forward to the movie and I hope that this post will help others look at it as well.
More Art: For more great Wicked fan-art by various artists, view the Wicked Gallery within the Favorites section of our DeviantArt account.
Posted On 2008-07-07 , 5:13 PM
This is just a short entry to give out a 4th of July gift to all. The image is of Inuyasha, the half demon from the anime series Inuyasha. Here is still pinned to a tree by the arrow of his first love, where he was stuck for 50 years (as a half-demon, he has a very long life).
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