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terracotta (Mar 17, 2006)
Wanted to play with using a different tool than usual. This is all done with the pen tool on one setting (except for a plain fill BG and some airbrush to shade the stool). Trying for a pencil sketch look.
35 comments – latest 4:
nobody (edited Mar 22, 2006)
axil, i specifically said, that i was not making a comment toward you, your marriage, or your cartoon. in fact, i mentioned abuse only in the instance that the advance was unwelcome. to accuse me of insulting her culture seems harsh, but i'll take it. wasn't intended as such. zack, i agree. my comment was a general reaction to the statement, despite the fact i knew it wasn't intended in that way.

i apologize for any harm done by my only semi-related thought.
Axil62 (Mar 22, 2006)
Oh ok, well that's fine then. :)
Gigandas (edited Mar 24, 2006)
"I like how the right side looks like she has a man back with a big dent in it! Like her man back side was in a big bar fight one night because this one guy took all the pretzels and one thing lead to another and ole' half man back thought she should get up and do something about it but then the other guy had a friend who usually doesn't come to that bar, no he usually goes to the 4 U lounge, but he went there this time and when ole' half man back stood up he knew he had to have his buddy's back... his buddy was a man so his whole back was a man back, not like this lady's back, but anyway, so he saw ole' half man back get up to do something about something an he slammed her upper right shoulder area with an extra 4 inch lead pipe he happened to be carrying around, not his good one that he had in his coat pocket for something else, but his extra one. So that's what I like about this picture when I look at it."

I'd just like to ask Zack one last question here. Is this what you call, 'formal criticism'? Of course, you could be referring to criticism given to terracotta by people besides Axil. But I'm pretty sure terracotta's posts were in response to Axil. Although, I haven't had 50 yrs of experience myself, I've never heard of giving criticism in 'tell-a-funny-story' form in any of my classes. And I can assure you, if that were the case, I wouldn't waste my money or time on such an unprofessional school.
Zack (Mar 24, 2006)
No. What I was agreeing with Axil about was the issue of sexual abuse re: his cartoon. His critique was informal and absurd. I do not consider the issue of the picture being finished relevant to an analysis of the motivation behind any critique, formal or informal, since critiques on finished pictures are just as legitimate as critiques on works-in-progress.

The absurdity of Axil's comment speaks for itself, and to imply that he was being meanspirited for pointing out flaws in a finished picture demonstrates to me a lack of understanding of the nature of artistic critique in a learning environment. That is to say, Axil may have been meanspirited in his comment (I can't tell), but that has nothing to do with the fact that he was criticizing a finished picture.
drawn in 5 hours 20 min with Oekaki Shi-Painter
terracotta (Mar 10, 2006)
With a little help from my friends. Here is a ref
17 comments – latest 4:
Mali (Apr 19, 2006)
WOW! thats so amazingly beautiful~ i love her expression and the fact her skin looks os mooth and soft and touchable!
mazi (Apr 20, 2006)
wow, thas impressive. something about the nose looks awesome. so smooth. (Apr 20, 2006)
omg, this is beautiful! very well done my friend! good detail and all
hi1022 (Jun 3, 2006)
Her face looks real, her hair, kimono, and hand look painted, and the folded up thing looks like it was done by a kid.
Don't get me wrong or nothing, I think this is a beautiful picture. That's just what it looks like to me.
drawn in 12 hours with Oekaki Shi-Painter
terracotta (Mar 8, 2006)
Imagine there's no heaven,
It's easy if you try,
No hell below us,
Above us only sky,
Imagine all the people
living for today...

Imagine there's no countries,
It isnt hard to do,
Nothing to kill or die for,
And no religion too,
Imagine all the people
living life in peace...

Imagine no possesions,
I wonder if you can,
No need for greed or hunger,
A brotherhood of man,
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say Im a dreamer,
but Im not the only one,
I hope some day you'll join us,
And the world will live as one.

John Winston Lennon
26 comments – latest 4:
Gigge (Mar 19, 2006)
I keep coming back to this picture. It's so magical.
bethica2001 (Apr 2, 2006)
yay john lennon!
KuteDymples (Sep 8, 2006)
Awesome, absolutely awesome! You are my drawing idol. :-)
Wraith (edited Aug 13, 2010)
This is a really nice drawing of Harry Potter. ALAKAZAM! (Edit* I was drunk when I wrote this comment. Nice John Lennon Drawing. Amazing! Sorry about that.)
drawn in 7 hours 6 min with Oekaki Shi-Painter
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terracotta (Feb 24, 2006)
From Gray's Anatomy--Korean/Canadian expression artist.
19 comments – latest 4:
Anna (Aug 29, 2007)
YAY i love her! how the heck did i miss this one!
deathking (Nov 11, 2007)
Someone better archive this.
Suntan (Aug 23, 2011)
Gorgeous, gorgeous work. wow
yellow.nutella (Apr 9, 2021)
It’s still going on to this day (‘:
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terracotta (Feb 17, 2006)
It's not deep, it's phthalo.
48 comments – latest 4:
Imperfect (Oct 3, 2011)
So amazing. One of the most beautiful photorealistic pieces I've ever seen.
dorothyblueeyes (Oct 7, 2011)
Very beautiful. I think I know the difference between me and many of the other painters here, now.For example, this is very smooth,finished,and slick.It' very professional. Good job. I do not tend to like going all the way to smooth,finished,and photo-like. I like the paint(figuratively) to look and feel like paint.I even like it similar to paint, messy and gooey. And there seems to be a tendency here, to like everything very smooth,slick,and finished. Guess I am out of the groove. I just like allowing for different styles,and different veiwpoints of what painting and drawing is.
Teapot (Apr 5, 2016)
Actually, Dot, this is quite impressionistic compared to the photograph, not an attempt at photo-realism at all.
davincipoppalag (Mar 9, 2017)
I wish more were drawing
drawn in 9 hours 49 min with Oekaki Shi-Painter
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terracotta (Feb 11, 2006)
I dunno what happened to the girl and her dog. Shi painter ate it.
11 comments – latest 4:
DeadlyBlondeArcher (Feb 11, 2006)
Yeah! This works for you... I can't believe you thought it wouldn't. :D Should definitely "loosen up" more.
Zack (Feb 11, 2006)
How did I miss this? Now I feel like I'm copying you with the speedpainting thing. :P Geniuses think alike. Fantastic drawing.
suzie (Feb 12, 2006)
OO a fantastic backside greta, wished mine looked like that..heehee Lovely skin tones, you do them so well :O
kristine (Feb 21, 2006)
omigawrsh! stop doing the old-axil thing! dont cover up your beautiful work O_O
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terracotta (Feb 9, 2006)
14 comments – latest 4:
kristine (Feb 19, 2006)
shes starting to do that thing axil did O_o
Opium (Feb 20, 2006)
whoa...what happened here?
fleeting_memory (Feb 27, 2006)
yeah but instead of a black out its a white out
terracotta (Sep 22, 2010)
drawn in 21 min
Aunt and Uncle wedding photo. Gotta work on the faces some more. They're not right.
drawn in 19 hours with Oekaki Shi-Painter
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terracotta (Feb 6, 2006)
17 comments – latest 4:
HunterKiller_ (Feb 8, 2006)
Those are eyes and lips are mezmerizing.
Opium (Feb 9, 2006)
I think this is my favorite one of yours so far! I love the stunning detail that you did in the hair, lips and eyes. It's breathtaking! You also made the makeup look like makeup, that is, you gave it loads of texture for not much color detail to work with.
Jessor (Feb 12, 2006)
suzie (Feb 13, 2006)
Oh wow greta..those eyes are hypnotizing. Love those little bits of grey in her hair too. She is beautiful..lovely work again :D
drawn in 6 hours 18 min with Oekaki Shi-Painter
terracotta (Feb 7, 2006)
6 comments – latest 4:
JoeNobody (Feb 8, 2006)
ditto what Pseudo said.......
kristine (Feb 8, 2006)
thesolarwinds (Feb 8, 2006)
perfect.... absolutely....
Miss_DJ (Feb 11, 2006)
this is exceptionally good..I love the way you used the textures...perfect!
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terracotta (Feb 1, 2006)
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DinoFlorist (Feb 8, 2006)
I too am a saltwater enthusiast! I have never kept a mandarin, but I have keept the Scooter Blenny which is basically the same thing but uglier. My tank is bountiful with copepods; alas, he did not make it for some reason (about 5 months). I have had to swear off the copepod eaters.
Zack (Feb 8, 2006)
"same thing but uglier," lmao.
Opium (Feb 9, 2006)
man, I praise you people who have saltwater tanks. I get frustrated just cleaning after beta fish lol Beautiful job terra! I'm glad you stuck with it and were finally able to finish it so you could post it. Thank you for keeping at it!
Miss_DJ (Feb 11, 2006)
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