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The Dark Arts => Dark Art Images => Topic started by: delph_ambi on December 15, 2008, 09:20:50 AM

Title: pig
Post by: delph_ambi on December 15, 2008, 09:20:50 AM
Nothing 'dark' at all about this drawing, but I thought I'd post it anyway. Enjoy!

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/delph_ambi/pig.jpg)
Title: Re: pig
Post by: Pharosian on December 15, 2008, 10:31:31 AM
Fabulous! I can't even imagine how you got the straw to look right.
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Post by: delph_ambi on December 15, 2008, 10:58:57 AM
Thanks! The trick with the straw was to just draw the dark spaces in between. I nearly went cross-eyed doing it.   :wha:
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Post by: Caz on December 15, 2008, 01:50:29 PM
It's really good...so lifelike. You're very talented.
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Post by: delboy on December 15, 2008, 02:50:28 PM
Excellent!

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The trick with the straw was to just draw the dark spaces in between

I never could get the hang of that. I managed to "draw the spaces" once when doing a kitchen stool, but when it came to grass or straw or hair... that's when I realised patience was a virtue...

Regards,
Derek
Title: Re: pig
Post by: delph_ambi on December 15, 2008, 05:23:12 PM
Thanks Caz and Del.

Negative space - that's the key. Transformed my art once I got my head around the concept. I think it's the equivalent in writing of showing someone's reaction to something shocking rather than simply giving a description of the shocking event itself.
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Post by: starktheground on December 15, 2008, 07:13:17 PM
Wow. That straw is incredible!
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Post by: elay2433 on December 16, 2008, 12:24:03 AM
"Gorko the pig." That's what my son said when he saw your drawing. Pretty nice. No idea where 'Gorko' came from, though.
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Post by: desertwomble on December 16, 2008, 01:05:14 AM
That's made up my mind, Cathy.

The next Canterbury Tale I write will be about a swineheard.

DW :santa_cheesy:
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Post by: JonP on December 16, 2008, 05:07:23 PM
Wow. I am seriously impressed. The best comment I ever got on my art at school was "His colours are a little muddy". It went downhill from there. So I am in awe of anyone who can produce that kind of thing.  :sthumb:
Title: Re: pig
Post by: delph_ambi on December 16, 2008, 05:26:25 PM
Thanks all! If I ever write a story about this pig, he will have to be called Gorko.