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Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Feb 17 2007, 10:52pm

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I'll be one of the first to post something up here XD

Now, I mostly do movie-art because my originals are really, really, *really* bad. I have yet to figure out how to draw something decent without a reference picture.

So, yea, I'll post up something I just finished a couple days ago... perfect for Valentine's day, actually, because he's my favorite character ^^



So, yea, that's probably my best portrait, too. I've been drawing for nearly 3 years now, and during these past few months I've been getting better at shading. I have no idea what I'm going to do next, though...

Uh, hope you all like it. ^^;

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(This post was edited by Altaira on Mar 9 2007, 1:33am)


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Feb 17 2007, 11:01pm

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Wow, Absolutely gorgeous, AL! [In reply to] Can't Post

But, I knew it would be. Smile

Thanks for getting the ball rolling!


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wolfranger
Bree

Feb 17 2007, 11:29pm

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That's amazing. [In reply to] Can't Post

It's incredibly beautiful. And it looks so *real*!

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Sandicomm
Bree


Feb 18 2007, 12:05am

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Well, Laire... [In reply to] Can't Post

I would say something about that picture, but it's not appropiate for TORn! Blush Maybe on your lj. Let's just say that Aragorn looks SMOKING. I could never shade like that. *Sniffle*


(poopy Yahoo won't let me post it here, so here's the link: http://f7.yahoofs.com/users/6sEfJAKJ6Su3/__sr_/4e9e.jpg?tkn=phUi61FBx7gncFmU&saveas=Galadriel)

Here's my paltry contribution to the fanart community, drawn two years ago... ;)

I'm actually going to lead a discussion in the RR about Fan Art. Can I use your drawings as examples for one category?


(This post was edited by Sandicomm on Feb 18 2007, 12:07am)


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Feb 18 2007, 12:11am

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[To Sandicomm] [In reply to] Can't Post

Sure you can! ^^ When are you going to be doing it?

And thank you very much for comment ^^

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Aerlinn
Lorien


Feb 18 2007, 12:15am

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Beautiful, AL [In reply to] Can't Post

Hey, I went to art school and I never have been able to draw anything without a model or reference picture - nothing to be ashamed of. (My mind's eye is blank, is all!) Go for live models when possible, and take your own pictures, and apply that talent to it - and you'll continue to blow us all away.

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GaladrielTX
Tol Eressea


Feb 18 2007, 12:16am

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He's beautiful. [In reply to] Can't Post

I think you captured that slightly crazy glint he gets in his eyes sometimes. I think he looked that way when he said, "Let's hunt some orc," a line I despise, but what can you do when he looks so cute?

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Joelle
Bree


Feb 18 2007, 12:20am

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Wow, Ainu... [In reply to] Can't Post

At first glance I thought that someone had photoshopped a picture of him, that's how real it looks. Great, great job!


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Sandicomm
Bree


Feb 18 2007, 12:30am

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Re: [Ainu Laire] [To Sandicomm] [In reply to] Can't Post

In the RR.

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Sure you can! ^^ When are you going to be doing it?



Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Feb 18 2007, 12:34am

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Re] [To Sandicomm] [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes, but *when*? :-P Today? Next year? Cool


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In the RR.

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Sure you can! ^^ When are you going to be doing it?



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Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Feb 18 2007, 12:36am

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Thanks, Altaira [In reply to] Can't Post

And no problem. If there's anything I can do, it's getting balls rolling *watches it go down the stairs*

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linkin-artelf
Lorien


Feb 18 2007, 2:59am

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Superb job, AL! [In reply to] Can't Post

Um, you ok with being called AL?

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Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Feb 18 2007, 3:29am

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Not a problem ^^ [In reply to] Can't Post

Usually I go by Laire, but I'm fine with Ainu, Laire, Ainu Laire, AL, that odd person in the corner... anything goes :D

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Rain Queen
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Feb 18 2007, 5:08am

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Oh wow! [In reply to] Can't Post

That is gorgeous!! I agree that you captured the look in his eyes very well. Well done!

I really should start drawing again...


Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor

Feb 18 2007, 6:38am

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This is great! Thanks for posting. [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Sandicomm
Bree


Feb 18 2007, 6:26pm

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LOL! Two weeks from now. End of Feb., beginning of March.

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Yes, but *when*? :-P Today? Next year? Cool


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In the RR.

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Sure you can! ^^ When are you going to be doing it?





dernwyn
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Feb 19 2007, 12:49am

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Whoa! [In reply to] Can't Post

Oh, that is fabulous! What beautiful drawing you do! And those eyes...as if he's looking right at you!


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Loresilme
Valinor


Feb 19 2007, 6:00am

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Wow! [In reply to] Can't Post

A beautiful likeness that really captures his personality.

Awesome - I'm so glad you shared it!


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Feb 19 2007, 6:03am

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Thank you everyone SO much!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't want to end up being repetitve, so I just want to say thank you *very* much for all of the comments, everyone! I appreciate each and every one of them a lot!

Now, I can't be the only one in here with something to share... *looks to everyone else*

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JPB
The Shire


Feb 19 2007, 11:58am

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Great Googly Moogly! [In reply to] Can't Post

I just saw this.

* picks jaw off floor *

WOW!


Nurindel
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Feb 19 2007, 9:49pm

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Fantastic! [In reply to] Can't Post

Oh I love it, he's gorgeous! Heart What sort of pencil and paper do you use? Do you do any measuring when you work off a photo, or is it a matter of eyeballing?


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Feb 19 2007, 10:04pm

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Thanks :) [In reply to] Can't Post

To answer your questions, I use Canson paper that my parents bought me for Christmas; it works pretty well. I use Derwent pencils, usually ranging from 4H to 3B, though I used some 5B for the darker areas in this pic. The 4H is usually only for the sketch and the lightest parts of the pic, like the shading in the white of the eyeballs. I was taught to measure with string in my art class last fall, and that itself has helped in my "eyeballing". If I do any measuring, it's usually just with my fingers (which usually doesn't work that well, anyways *g*).

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Nurindel
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Feb 19 2007, 10:36pm

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thanks for the info! [In reply to] Can't Post

Ooo, neat idea with the string... I had an art class years and years ago where our teacher gave us a stick about the size of a chopstick with colored notches in it. So we'd always use it to measure the photos we were working off of and be saying things like, "His finger goes from red to purple." I'm sure passers by thought we were bonkers.

Thanks! Smile


deej
Tol Eressea


Feb 20 2007, 1:18am

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Wow! [In reply to] Can't Post

Sorry to chime in late, but that is a beautiful drawing Ainu!

Sincerely, deej - The Artist Formerly Known as djdeathskiss

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Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Feb 20 2007, 1:23am

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LOL, it's no problem [In reply to] Can't Post

I seriously appreciate all comments, new or late.

A comment is never late, nor is it early. It arrives precisely when it means to.

Anyways, thank you :)

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