Ally-Made Art

  • @Art Dude that's amazing!

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    What mediums do you know how to work with?
    I primarily use Prismacolor pencils as well as Oils.

    When did you start making art?
    I can't even remember when I started. My dad had a sign and car painting business he ran and he'd always encourage me to draw and use his supplies.

    How did you learn to make art?
    I just had a knack(lol) for it and continued to practice and work on it for years, because that's what it is. Work.

    Is there a medium you would like to learn how to work with?
    Definitely dry pastel.

    What are your artistic inspirations?
    Certain kinds of music really inspire me. Working around and with other artists is a great motivator as well.

    Has your style changed? In what ways?
    I used to do just a lot of portraits, but then it all got very surreal one day.

  • @Art. Oh wow! :o

  • Any aquarists at this board? :)
    Channa pulchra snakehead drawing
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    And a nature scene where I play with silouettes on layers to get some depth.
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    Finally a drawing I later on printed on canvas as a gift for my wife
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    @Lotias said in Ally-Made Art:

    Also just want to give a heads up to please try and avoid nudity images. I know its art and all, but we also got some young people. So far we are good though, but just as a reminder :)


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  • @Art You been holdin out on me motherfucker. I never saw the background on ol Cracking Girl. NICE!

  • @Art Still love the sexy Granfalloon. Why the "hmmm" faces?
    ahhhh teh nudities

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    @ZombieProof Did I forget to update it? My bad. lol

  • @jaggafredde Sweet stuff dude!

  • So how do we feel about music compositions in this thread? I was thinking about sharing some of my work but didn't know if it can go here or if I should make a new thread.

  • @Gaming_Groove Do it, d00d!

  • Rock that shit Groovy. I'd love to hear your tunes.

  • There's a lot of talented people in here.

    I love drawing in my spare time, but I'm not very good.

  • @Gaming_Groove Do it man!

    Maybe I'll post my band's new stuff when we finish recording

  • I wrapped up my "draw this again" for 2017. I might end up re-doing it since I always end up hating my art when I look at it the next day but right now, I like it. The details and shading are hard to see from a distance but if you zoom in they're more noticeable.
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  • @ZombieProof Thanks man!
    I wish I could do those stylistic arts you're doing, I think most of my drawings with original non-photorealistic art are technically quite okay but I'm really struggling to make them interesting, that's my biggest problem right now.
    Here's my most stylistic drawing to date, inspired by a terrance_unchained on Instagram who's doing lots of cool edge lighting.
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  • @michemagius Stuff looks good man. I fully support drawing pieces over again. It's healthy to look at your stuff and not like it anymore. It's a good sign that your eye for mechanics is getting stronger.

  • I love Hollow Knight so much I just had to rock this piece. It's my runner up for GOTY right behind RE 7. It's simply amazing.
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  • Ok, so time for some music. I am by no means a music production guy, so the sound quality and samples/soundfonts are pretty basic. I also probably have a pretty archaic and needlessly difficult workflow. When I compose original music, I basically sit at a keyboard and if it sounds good I jot it down and transcribe it to midi one note at a time in an old copy of cakewalk pro audio. For transcription work, I just listen and write. Arrangements are somewhere in between. I export the midi through a soundfont program that is...not great lol. Again, the samples and my application of them is pretty terrible, so apologies if anything is grating.

    Here are a few original pieces I wrote a million years ago when I thought I might try writing video game music. There are three pieces in this one video. The first and the last are slower, the middle one is my attempt at a battle theme:

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    And now for some arrangements/transcriptions. First, a couple of Kenshin OVA themes:

    In Memories:

    Sound of Snow Falling:

    And lastly, for fun, Ken's Theme for Brass Quintet:

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    I have written a ton of music over the years...little ideas here and there that I've never fleshed out and completed. In the last 3-5 years I haven't done much mostly because of my job and personal life, but I hope to get back into it more in the near future. I'd love to study up on music production techniques so I can really get the music in my head out for others to hear the way I imagine it.

  • @Gaming_Groove love the first song, the slow pieces are beautiful, very emotional, great work!
    I’m an amateur guitarist myself, love making music, it’s therapeutic, fuel for your soul :)