Friday, October 20, 2006

Lady Ghoulsmire

Another one for the Avalanche blog.
Don't you hate it when you know something is wrong with an image, but just can't quite figure out what you're screwing up? I don't know, maybe it's that old middle-of-the-month artist slump.












Here's a close-up, in case anyone's interested.

50 comments:

  1. Nothing about this looks wrong to me, it's really pretty I think :)

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  2. I like it. Especially her nose!

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  3. Sam, tell me one thing. Are you ever happy with anything you do? This looks good. Be happy.

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  4. Sarah, Mark: Thanks!

    Lael: It's not that I don't LIKE anything I do. I'm just seldom completely satisfied. I need motivation to work hard and improve, and if I'm always just happy with my work I won't be stretching as hard or trying new things. But thank you.

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  5. This is an awesome piece. I love the character and the texture and compositing you used for the background. I don't see anything wrong with this piece at all but I usually feel the same way about my work. I'm very critical and I think that's what keeps me going and forces me to work harder the next time. I'm usually never completely satisfied because I know I can always do better. really great work and a very inspiring blog. thanks for your comment on mine too!!I'm going to link you if that's okay.

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  6. cool painting sam!! it sorta reminds me of corpse bride and the slim proportions

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  7. Absolutly wonderful! It's a very sensitive painting :)

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  8. Be proud of this one, it's really nice Sam..... Tim Burton should be calling you up soon.

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  9. Love it! Almost as if we're standing there in the alley and she's spotted us.

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  10. What lovely illustrations. I'll certainly be back for more. Thanks for the kind words. Glad you left a note. Otherwise I may have missed these gems.

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  11. nice peice. Great mood.

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  12. You need to post this one on Illustration Friday. It fits perfectly.

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  13. Thank you everyone! I always enjoy reading through your feedback and comments.

    kactiguy: Done. Thanks for the tip!

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  14. Anonymous8:07 AM

    this is great,the lighting is beautiful! I really like your blog

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  15. this is awesome. i want to see it animated! have you animated any of your work? you should try it some time

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  16. looks good to me. but i know what you mean. sometimes the hardest thing is knowing when to stop, or what to take away.

    http://johncoulter.blogspot.com/

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  17. This may be my favorite! I just love it!

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  18. This reminded me of the corpse bride (maybe before she was actually a corpse). Awesome!

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  19. Really, really nice work!! I love the atmosphere of the piece.

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  20. So beautiful, and I love her face and trailing ghostiness.

    I'm completely ignorant about how one goes about doing something like this digitally... I'm going to investigate your site more. I stick to pen-pencil-paint... but this is just gorgeous.

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  21. I like it!! Beautiful and haunting!

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  22. wow...lovely work...reminds me of the corpse's bride too! great job!

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  23. Which program did you do this in by the way? great work...

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  24. Michelle: I do just about everything in Painter. I wish I knew Photoshop better, so I could use the strength of both tools.

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  25. Beautiful work! I love her expression!

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  26. Beautiful image, perfect.

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  27. beautiful image! I can understand your feelings, but I think it's OK to see the room for improvements but at the same time to be reasonably satisfied with your creation. (Especially if you create such beautiful pieces)

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  28. My favorite so far! It's very Tim Burton-esque. Love the colors and whimsical feel.

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  30. Awesome, definitely a great feel, there's absolutely nothing wrong with it and I think it's truly awesome. Really looks amazing.

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  31. wow! If I thought something was wrong with this Id get my eyes checked. Samtastic stuff

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  32. Incredible! What an awesome scene, and rendered so beautifully!

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  33. Anonymous3:08 AM

    Wow that's beautiful! I love her dress, maybe the train should be closer to the ground, is that it? It looks a little mermaid-y now but it really is superb. It looks so real!

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  34. WOW!!! I love this piece very much!!!!! The colour, the character, the compostion of the picture.....the whole picture!!! I love it!

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  35. Wow, great textures.

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  36. Anonymous5:10 AM

    This is great!

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  37. Gosh!! i really love that, dude!!

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  38. Cool and spooky...I like it!

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  39. ohh wow! another fave of mine this week.. what a great twist of tim burton and beauty and the beast? hmm..

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  40. wicked good!!!!


    the color effects wid the lighting is excelent!!!


    question: are there any general tips with how to lay down brush strokes??

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  41. Tyler: I'm sure there are, but the only one I know is using the stroke direction to conform to the form of what you're painting.

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  42. Holy fuck 44 comments.. there is probably nothing I can say that hasn't already been said.. I like your art.

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  43. Beautiful! Simply beautif-u-l!

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  44. This is beautiful. Also, I've never seen a surprised looking ghost before, it's funny!

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  45. ghoulishly g-g-g-ood!

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  46. excellent work man the transparent effect its cool

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