Recent posts by dayan91 on Kongregate

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Topic: The Arts / Finished portal animation

Originally posted by IceWeaselX:

You’re a tad late, dayan. He was banned a few days ago.

Ah well. I definitely won’t feel sad about it.

 
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Topic: The Arts / Finished portal animation

Really? How many failthreads do you have to make? I really don’t know why haven’t you been banned ages ago.

 
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Topic: The Arts / Eyes!

I only draw eyes belonging to faces :D I can post some paintings if you’d like though. I haven’t posted anything here for a while.

 
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Topic: The Arts / Hey to all those people who dont beleave that i made the art the you claimed was stolen watch this

You can’t type properly (or you don’t know grammar and punctuation), you use blatantly obvious stolen pictures, and link a deleted video for proof. Not too smart.

 
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Topic: The Arts / Hey guys it's Wolfears

Originally posted by petesahooligan:

Unless by “made” you actually mean “I put someone else’s illustration on this background.”

Is what he means. Picture’s source

 
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Topic: The Arts / Dayan's art (feedback welcome)

Thanks guys, really! I go off the grid for a weekend and I come back to the most useful & nice comments c:
I used to do many 15-min figure sketches back in a highschool drawing course and I loved it. Nowadays I like to make small, quick sketches when watching a movie or a TV-show, sometimes without pausing it, I like to make a mind-composit of faces while they’re moving. Full figures is something I should do more often.

 
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Topic: The Arts / Dayan's art (feedback welcome)

Thanks a lot! I really appreciate the encouragement!
I was trying to reference off a photo and my own face in the mirror, I’m glad the proportions turned out fine-ish. Strangely the pictures that I spend less time on (2-3 hours) turn out the best :)

 
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Topic: The Arts / Dayan's art (feedback welcome)

I’ll just leave this here, I made it today and I like it:

 
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Topic: The Arts / LagunaAlkaline's Art

I’m gonna share my personal experience about drawing with tablets, hope it’s of some use.
I’ve had a tablet for about 2,5 years, and back when I got it I’ve only had regular access to computers (with softwares like Ps or Ai) for about a year. I’ve been playing around Photoshop a lot, made small vector drawings and I was really interested about how digital art works or how well could I do it, so I did some summer work and bought myself a very cheap, very low-end tablet (it’s a genius F510 in case anyone cares).

I enjoyed drawing with it from the start, even though I didn’t make very good pictures, I saw the potential in it. It took something like 4 months to be able to draw smooth, loose lines – not good quality, but it was the level where I became comfortable with sketching and doodling on a tablet. Again, it wasn’t a few days or weeks, it was months – of course that varies with every person, but I wouldn’t expect anyone to be a pro with it immediately.

Also I’ve started drawing with Photoshop and am still using it most of the time, I’ve tried and can use Sai or Painter as well, but none of them has felt as comfortable as Ps. I’ve learned what I know about it by experimenting and tutorials on the web, I can very much recommend all sorts of tutorials.

Throughout all this time I’ve been drawing traditionally as well, mostly sketches and illustrations, sadly I can’t attend courses or lessons because of time and money issues, but if you can it helps a lot. And by a lot I mean a huge lot.

And what Pete said is true: if you’re suffering with it and it feels like a bother, you won’t improve as much and it’ll just discourage you more and more. Do what you think is fun; I believe every and all kind of drawing will improve your skills, maybe differently, maybe you won’t even notice, but it works.

As a last note, here’s my first drawing on a tablet and one of the latest that I’m fairly proud of:
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All I’m saying imroving takes time and practice – and mostly practice.

 
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Topic: The Arts / Dayan's art (feedback welcome)

Thanks, Zed! I’ll likely post here if I draw something I’m proud of. I’m glad you like my fishies, they are sneaky creatures, I’m sure they find their way around.

I had a long discussion of a friend today about my weird thoughts regarding “anger” and “evil”, basically what I’ve said was that the real danger lies in the lack of emotions, not the existence of them; the snake is meant to be the anger itself leaving the mind/body so it’s not present on the face anymore.Of course it might not make sense for everyone, it’s just something I thought up.

I love solid outlines and I also love painting without outlines (I find it very relaxing actually) so probably both of you will see something you like from me in the future :)

 
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Topic: The Arts / Design Terms & Concepts

Very useful!
I learn about many of these things but it’s also nice to know what they’re called in english :) I’ll try to get my hands on that book, I don’t think I’ve read it before. I prefer to read my design books in english but with expressions like these the dictionary can’t help much.

 
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Topic: The Arts / Zed's Art House

Originally posted by petesahooligan:

The most spiritual color relationship, to me, is this:

You read my mind? That’s exactly what I consider the most spiritual color combination. The warm grey is absolutely the same as in my brain.

Weeeell I don’t think Borderlands 2 is much (if any) different than Borderlands 1, and while I found it interesting it became slightly annoying after a few hours. I like ink’n’paint styles very much but something about their lineweight bothers me. The textures are very well done, though. And the environments, the scenes, that was my favourite thing in the game.
And I’ve never played Bioshock, I will when I get the time, but I liked the visuals I’ve seen and the in-game posters look great. I’d totally buy an artbook.

Rage has been my latest favourite game far as graphics are considered.

 
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Topic: The Arts / Dayan's art (feedback welcome)

Thanks again and you’re right (again), I’d say sorry for apologizing too much but I guess that’d be a bit counter-productive. I’ll go work on my art and my self-confidence.

 
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Topic: The Arts / Dayan's art (feedback welcome)

No matter how I try to edit this text to be more readable, it just gets worse. I’m so bad at this D:

 
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Topic: The Arts / Dayan's art (feedback welcome)

First, thank you for taking the time to critique my stuff, it’s really helpful!
Second, if I try to quote you properly I can’t find my own text in this ridiculously small window, so I’m just gonna “quote” you.

I agree my anatomy needs a lot of work. Lately I’ve been drawing more from photos and videos (I like to draw people’s faces in moton so I can composit the images in my head), I think drawing for 3-ish years without references or life drawing really screwed up my anatomy, that was before I started the university.
I agree that the color scheme on the first picture is a bit of eye-killer. I’m interested how a split complimentary would look like, I’ll try to adjust the colors a bit and see where it goes.
“On the nautical piece above you kind of went a little wild with the edge lighting.” It’s funny because since then I know how edge lightning actually works! I’ definitely remove/redo that.
Kuler is pretty awesome and I should be using it more.

“I didn’t really get “anger” out of it. I was also a bit confused by the tongue snapping at her chin.”
I drew the tongue like that to keep the snake-head connected with the human-head, to sort of keep the loop complete. It’s somewhat poorly drawn and is in a bad angle though. Also I wanted to make her face some sort of very calm and emotionless, so that the actual anger is transferred to the snake-part, so it becomes something material instead of emotion in itself. (My english might not make any sense.)

“I think that if the scales along the bottom of the loop were more uniform, it would have helped suggest the gradual transformation between hair and snake.”
Agreed. I’ll try to retouch them scales.

On the wolves picture, the biggest problem is that around 2 months passed between me completing the girl and then drawing the wolves and all else. Making her and the wolves with a different style was a vey bad decision. I might be better off repainting her than everything else.
I’ll also try to connect the wolves and the trees a bit more, it sure seems like a fun pattern. I think adjusting the contrast and brightness difference between the foreground and the background will be a good solution, it’s especially missing on the wolves.

Yep, last to aren’t very meaningful compared to the others, I was more like experimenting with techniques, trying to draw proper sharp lineart on the first and keeping colors on different layers with multiple adjustment layers over them on the other.

Right now I’m trying to experiment with new and different things, like new painting methods, painting without or minimal transfer, different sorts of lineart, painting over flat colors vs. throwing in colors randomly, that’s why I asked whether my concepts themselves made sense since the technique itself is a subject to change.

Thanks again for the critiques, they are very helpful! Also, let me know if I can do anything in return :)

 
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Topic: The Arts / Dayan's art (feedback welcome)

Thanks!
I’m looking for critical feedback, especially regarding my concepts and ideas. I also think I’m rather weak at colours. You can sure critique my technique and anatomy too, but I think (hope) they’ll get better with practice. I’ve recently been trying to go out of my comfort zone technique-wise and it’s been a huge progress since then.

 
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Topic: The Arts / Dayan's art (feedback welcome)

Hey!

I’m dayan, I’m 21 and studying as an industrial design engineer. I’ve always loved creating art and nowadays I have to try real hard to get some time between the studing and the sleeping.

As for the pictures:
http://fav.me/d4mt6m6
http://fav.me/d4v7qve
http://fav.me/d5drxum
http://fav.me/d4gon4j
http://fav.me/d37nsjd
(They’re hosted on deviantart, my gallery might be nsfw.)

Please note that I’ve been drawing digitally since 2-2,5 years and I had no opportunity to take classes (nor will I be able in the near future). It’s always been like a hobby for me, and though I’d love to become a professional artist, I believe I’m (yet) below the industry standard.

I’m planning to work in the gaming industry, not necessarily art-wise, I have some experience and am interested about software/user ergonomy, usability and graphic design of interfaces. I’m creating a game as of now with my roommate, I hope we’ll be able to upload it here too c:

Thanks for looking & have a nice day!

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Drakensang Online] So greedy...

Originally posted by DarkIzzY:

You can earn money without having to actually BLACKMAIL players. Less buying power and free player constraints, more visual stuff and upgrades to purchase. LoL and HoN are doing well without that much power to buy.
Now drakensang is just a bottomless money sink.

I would be fine with it if at least the crystals of truth and the potions were buyable without adermant. That way they could at least keep my interest up with looting (since having to spend 100s of crystals on a single piece of gear is just crazy) and it would be a fair gaming experience for non-adermant players too.

 
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Topic: The Arts / How to embed images

Eek sorry for that size :|
Sorry.

 
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Topic: The Arts / How to embed images

Can I link from deviantart?

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Tyrant Errors

Last time I played mission 77, my units did not deal any damage. The damage “effect” (ie bullet marks and whatnot) appeared, but there was no damage done.

 
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Topic: Elements / v1.26 Step-by-Step Walkthrough to Getting the Elements Badges!

I’ve been using the monoaether on the fake gods and so far I’ve won 3 matches out of 7 (is that bad?). The only difference is that I have no lobotomizer, I chose pulverizer as the rare, so I’ve changed the mark to water and put in 2 of mind flayers. Seems to work relatively well too, altho otyughs kill them right away if I’m unlucky.

 
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Topic: Dream World / Artwork (?)

I have browsed trough several (20-something) pages to see a thread or a comment about the artwork.
Two questions: who made it, and for how much?
I hope it was for free at least, that describes some of it. Look around, there are awesome flash game graphics, and I don’t really believe that you couldn’t have put some more effort into this. I drew like that when I was 9. Also, the tit count raises by the minute. One more question: why don’t the cactus-es (or what) have tits?
(I’m a part-time concept artist by the way.)