Lumani's artwork

Discussion in 'Fantasy Art' started by Lumani, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. Lumani

    Lumani Master

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    Greetings!

    I have just posted my introduction in the other section and thought I might introduce myself here as well!!

    I do a lot of fantasy art as a hobby in my spare time, most of which are of the characters that lurk in my mind on a constant basis! I hope you will be able to enjoy some of them.

    Here are a few of my personal favorites, keeping in mind that I tend to mingle fantasy and macabre in both my writing and artwork! I do this mostly on a personal basis, and am self taught so I realize my art isn't up to par with the professionals!

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  2. Nihal

    Nihal Valar Lord

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    Welcome. I see no problem in painting eerie things, I like dark fantasy art myself.

    Oh dear, you got some patience to paint details... keep it up! And let me tell you a secret: The number of self-taught professionals is really high.
     
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  3. Aidan of the tavern

    Aidan of the tavern Dark Lord

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    Very nice! I've tried drawing my characters before, but either they end up looking nothing like in my imagination, or they just aren't visualised enough. I don't really bother anymore as its impossible for me to be satisfied with them. These are good though, how do you do them?
     
  4. Jabrosky

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    Wonderful work! I notice you tend to draw your human characters with white (platinum blonde?) hair. Is that your favorite hair color?
     
  5. Lumani

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    Thank you very much for the comment! :) Ugh...details, not my favorite thing that's for sure, I find it to be quite painful at times!

    I've been struggling with my color pallets and use of shadows, which I'm sure an art class would actually help with! Everything always comes out way to vibrant for my taste, id like a bit more of a murky feel to them but I think I'm going to start working with a bit more textures and see if that draws out an epiphany!
     
  6. Lumani

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    I find its really helpful when I have boughts of Writers block, to have another way to express my characters. :) They kind of play back and forth to inspire both my written and drawn work!

    I use a drawing tablet and Photo Shop CS3!
     
  7. Lumani

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    Thank you! :D I do actually have a lot of characters with all range of hair colors! I do, however, tend to draw these characters most often, as I am very fond of them! The white hair is part of their racial features and a very prominent for the royal family.
     
  8. Nihal

    Nihal Valar Lord

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    If you're worried about colors I advise to do studies of landscape photos. You don't need detail the painting, big brushes and blocks of color will do–or you can paint thumbnails, that works too. I don't many know better ways of expanding your color palette than this; landscapes have lots of unexpected colors, shadows, atmospheric fog, all observation worthy details. It might look daunting at first, but it's actually really fun.

    Also use a color wheel if you can, having all the colors readily available helps to avoid using always the same ones. There is one plugin for PS, LENWHITE . COM:

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    It can be a bit crashy on certain rigs, but it's 100% free.
     
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  9. Quillstine

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    Awesome Art work....love the zombie like horse!
     
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  10. Lumani

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    Thanks! :D I have lots of them, so they will probably make an appearance now and again!
     
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  11. Lumani

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    Thought I would put up a few WIPS from my story that I will be working on over the next few weeks. Plus, a couple more CarneCanni (specialized breeds for my characters!) I'll put some up of the Ly'Rouzon horses next time.

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    (rough 2009 pencil sketch, pre-tablet!! )
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  12. Lumani

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    quick sketch of Noakes, my main villain :) [​IMG]
     
  13. Lumani

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    [​IMG] slowly working on this WIP...:)
     
  14. Jabrosky

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    ^ I really like the burning sword and his boots!
     
  15. Lumani

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    Thank you! :) have some tweaking to do on lighting still but I'm happy with it so far! :D
     
  16. JRFLynn

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    I like! Nice work, the horses are darned scary! :eek:
     
  17. Lumani

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    Tis is a WIP I'm working on :) was kinda doodling one day and I figured these guys might fit in well with My floating isle creatures! :) I think they might be tainted by the black waters that shower the isles and parts of the Syker marshes where the Soul reapers live. These would act as mounts for the Lhorre.

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  18. Gurkhal

    Gurkhal Scribal Lord

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    Very nice pictures you've got there.
     
  19. Ruby

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    Hi Lumani, I really love your artwork, especially the beautiful white haired characters. You are very talented imo. Have you thought of turning your WIP into a graphic novel?
     
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  20. Lumani

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    Thank you very much Ruby! :)

    Someday I think it would be neat to do some art books relevant to my world and characters. I don't really have much experience
    with graphic novels though so have never given it much thought!! ^__^
     
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