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drawn in 12 min with Lascaux Sketch Classic
Showcase entry!
Axil62 (Nov 15, 2005)
I have a headache
Axil62 (Nov 15, 2005)
drawn in 10 min
DeadlyBlondeArcher (Nov 15, 2005)
Some of your most powerful art takes very little time and it's really dynamite... like this.
Noremac (Nov 15, 2005)
night of the living dead! well... actually not quite, but awesome none the freakin less
hideyourface (Nov 15, 2005)
I really wish I could produce something like this that quickly
DoOp (Nov 15, 2005)
if your headaches look like this, it'd be horridly frightening ._. but it's soo goood for 10 min >.> you got fast hands =D
DarkCloak (Nov 15, 2005)
This piece has a lot of emotion in it... I think you've captured your pain on canvas quite well.
nekodesu (Nov 15, 2005)
This looks awesome as an icon. :) kinda creepy looking but i still like it. I could tell that you have (or had) some major headach just by looking at this.
Felistorm (Nov 15, 2005)
I had one like this yesterday. Dang headaches. :P this is really good. Kinda makes me think resident evil or something.
Axil62 (Nov 15, 2005)
I can't believe I still have this fucking headache.
Caddris (Nov 15, 2005)
Try Goodies Headache powder. The stuff is nasty but it works.
Freaking awesome picture, by the way.
Axil62 (Nov 15, 2005)
thank you
Zack (Nov 15, 2005)
fantastic work. I had a really nasty headache today too. had a cheesesteak sandwich and slept it off.
hideyourface (Nov 15, 2005)
could you tell me what flow and opacity you use and what type of brush? I dont really use lascaux but you've made me want to start because of this style.
Axil62 (Nov 15, 2005)
I don't really have a set formula, but for things like this one I flood the "canvas" with black to start and then I like to activate the anti alias, blend and dynamic brush size options. Then I slide my opacity down to around 150, 160 somewhere in there, I usually slide the flow to around the same setting, doesn't need to be exactly the same, just somewhere fairly close. During the process there will be times when an area feels like it may need a bit more opacity (like if I need to cut into color to shape a form) other times I feel I need even less opacity than the 150, 160 range because it seems to "mix" better with the other colors (when blend is activated that is). Oh, and the brush I use is the round bush set fairly large so that when the dynamic brush size option is activated I have a large range of variation in the size of the brush strokes (depending on how hard I press of course.) Not being overly concerned about preconceived notions having o do with what my brain tells me is how something is supposed to look helps with the "loose" style an can produce some very interesting little surprises, it can also fuck things up so there always needs to be a certain degree of control, an understanding of form and light in general and the ability to draw in the first place. (I'm not suggesting you don't know how to draw, just trying to be clear). Hope that helps you. "It's ok to have an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out."
hideyourface (Nov 15, 2005)
thanks :D I understand what you're saying about not purposly trying to draw something sketchy. Im going to go through your stuff to really see how you do it. It'd be easier if lascaux had animations though :p
Axil62 (Nov 15, 2005)
You're welcome. If you find anything in the gallery that you have more questions about, feel free.
nobody (Nov 15, 2005)
haha. a ten minute showcase entry. beautiful. i have a few questions for you axil:

1) do you usually use references of some kind for your drawings?
2) do you usually go in with an idea of what you want to draw, or simply go in knowing you want to draw?
3) this 'understanding of form and light in general' that you speak of. how does one acquire it?
DeadlyBlondeArcher (Nov 15, 2005)
The part he so eloquently left out is that we could all follow his instructions, try to adapt his technique and use his formula, and it won't be like this for us at all. This is because, in short, most of us don't have this kind of passion, nor do we have the artistic genius to make this happen... and in ten minutes, at that.
Axil62 (Nov 15, 2005)
1) I almost always use a reference, but often it's only use is to keep me aware of things that may not be in my mind or memory about whatever the ref is, like certain details or characteristics. Other times the ref is there to be copied quite literaly.
2) I almost always go in with an idea of what I want to draw, at least in general. Often times I'll be doing something other than art related and I will see something or something will come to mind (alot of times at work) and if I still remember the idea or image in my head by the time I come to 2draw, I'll go in with that. Usually it'll turn out fairly closeto what I had in mind, other times it'll evolve into something else entirely, as was the case with this draw.
3) I don't know for sure, I don't remember aquiring it. I look, I see, I understand. I think alot of people look but they don't see. I think anyone can learn to see, but you have to be willing to fail, you have to be willing to do unsatisfactory work long enough to begin understanding what's going on.
Caddris (edited Nov 15, 2005)
We also don't have headaches. ^__^
I find that even if you try and follow someone else's technique your work will never turn out the same simply because you aren't them. Your work can be good in your own style. It doesn't have to look exactly like someone else's to be good. . . although having Axil's style would rock.

((EDIT: Okay, this would have made a lot more sense if it followed right after DBA's post. . .))
nobody (Nov 15, 2005)
do you think that there are certain subjects, that if practiced, are better learning tools to draw? for instance, drawing from real life untl you figure it out? photo reproduction until it becomes habit, then real life? people versus things? landscape?
hideyourface (Nov 15, 2005)
if you're going to draw people I'd learn fairly detailed anatomy so you understand the shape of every piece of the body since it can be pretty complicated being tons of muscles and bones covered by skin. Landscapes, you just look at and draw basically. Just look through some art books for light techniques. has good scans for anatomy.
Axil62 (Nov 15, 2005)
All I know about that is my own personal experience which was that I began drawing at an early age and for whatever reason was under the impression for the longest time that when I drew, I was to try to reproduce what I saw as closely as possible. So for me, it was learning to draw from photos and real life. Later I began to understand that I could allow myself to loosen up and let the other stuff come through with less emphasis on exactness of reproduction. Understand which colors are cool and which are warm and what kind of emotion they all tend to evoke in the viewer and use them accordingly depending on what it is you are trying to convey...I'm rambling on like an arrogant fuck now so I'll stop before I embarrass myself....if I haven't already.
nobody (Nov 15, 2005)
actually, this is the least arrogant i've seen from you.

i apprecate your rambling. very informative. i want to be good. touble is knowing where to start learning.
DeadlyBlondeArcher (Nov 15, 2005)
There oughtta be a law against having that much talent.
Axil62 (Nov 15, 2005)
Well...hmmm...understand proportion, vanishing points, artistic licence an like hide said, anatomy. I never went as far as memorizing all he muscle names and bones, but I do have a fairly good grasp on what they all look like without skin. You obviously have desire, major plus.
solve (Nov 15, 2005)
FUCK YEAH!! for original art which expresses a depth of emotion in both shape and color. such an abstract hell should be remembered.
nobody (Nov 15, 2005)
is working a piece until it's perfected helpful? or just working it until you get something grasped, then moving on?
Axil62 (edited Nov 15, 2005)
I think it's helpful for a couple of reasons.
1) When you work on something with enough determination to get it "perfect" you are "seeing" it with much more depth and understanding than you would be seeing it if you weren't spending the time and effort.

2) Any reason that increases the time you spend drawing at all increases your knowledge, your experience. Practice, practice, practice. There is no substitute for practice.
nobody (Nov 15, 2005)
right. well, 14 hours into my current piece. perfection seems unattainable. but here's to the next 14. heh.
Axil62 (Nov 15, 2005)
I know some people like to have several pieces going at the same time so that they can "cleans the pallet" so to speak by working on something else from time to time. But yes, it sounds like you have the determination. If you want to know more about determination and sticking to it, (sounds like you already know something about that though) a good source would be deadlyblondearcher.
nobody (Nov 15, 2005)
another talented artist. i like whatever new texture style she's been using lately.

Anna (Nov 15, 2005)
This is so crazy! In a good way!! Love it
kejoco (Nov 15, 2005)
Pffft....Dan sucks and this sucks!!!

frootcake (Nov 16, 2005)
i like question time with Dan :) and his cool picture.
sincity (Nov 16, 2005)
Sooooo well deserving of a showcase piece. Awesome! :}
Drsden_Doll666 (Nov 27, 2005)
job well done.
sincity (Feb 19, 2006)
Did I mention I phkn love this. :}
kristine (Feb 25, 2006)
i could never produce something like this. my imaginary O.C.D. would kick in and i would start freaking out...
poison_ivy (Aug 3, 2006) many comments...well mine wont its swell...very scary and artistic...nice!
Wraith (Aug 16, 2006)
Very Nice. Keep it up!
Axil62 (Jan 24, 2007)
drawn in 2 min
Sweetcell (Jan 24, 2007)
Another one?
pancakes_rock (Jan 24, 2007)
lolz all his Showcased pic are messed up now foevea! i was thinking of this a few days ago i said if your art is showcased can you edit it? so i guess you can Xux
Axil62 (Jan 25, 2007)
drawn in 26 sec
Wraith (May 15, 2007)
Hey Axil62. I hope you don't mind, but I have been using this picture for an MSN icon! It is a very worthy icon. The Best Icon I have on my PC.
yulya (Sep 12, 2008)
cool!great job!
backmagicwoman (Aug 30, 2009)
I read this book by Clive Barker called The Damnation Game..They describe a character in it that I think would look just like this...
Axil62 (Aug 30, 2009)
That was me having a headache. You ever notice that the adds by Google (just below the last comment) are generated by and having to do with the title of the drawing?
backmagicwoman (Aug 30, 2009)
Oh yeah i see
Axil62 (Aug 30, 2009)
Marcello's good, man.
backmagicwoman (Aug 30, 2009)
Yep..he's truly amazing..
Axil62 (Aug 30, 2009)
Some titles don't pull anything related up though.
backmagicwoman (Aug 30, 2009)
I've never paid attention when I comment...
Doggonecutsy (Apr 16, 2010)
awesome job!
davincipoppalag (Oct 30, 2021)
Happy Halloween
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