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InkwellMachine
September 1st, 2013, 07:20 AM
Been making quite a few of these threads lately, so I figured it'd be prudent to just start loading all my pictures into the same one. Hence forth, all paintings, photos, animated gifs, etc. that I wish to share with you folks will end up here.

In order from newest to oldest, we have:


Things Forgotten

6650


Scrapyard Wurm

5027



This Oil

4984 (http://coughin05.deviantart.com/art/This-Oil-397269754)



Cereal Ghost

4985 (http://coughin05.deviantart.com/art/Cerealghost-396425175)



Hidden Things

4986 (http://coughin05.deviantart.com/art/Hidden-Things-378533493)

Charlaux
September 1st, 2013, 09:07 AM
These are really good, I especially love the last one it leaves so much to the imagination.

Did you paint that one on an art program?

InkwellMachine
September 1st, 2013, 07:06 PM
All of these were painted in photoshop. Xb

Charlaux
September 2nd, 2013, 09:18 AM
Big wow... I recently bought Corel Draw and am experimenting trying to put a few of my designs into pixels, hope to one day in the far future be half as good as those that you've drawn ^^ :) Luckily** I draw everything 2D.

Do you use a drawing tablet?


** wise decision made for the sake of morale

InkwellMachine
September 3rd, 2013, 05:51 AM
hope to one day in the far future be half as good as those that you've drawnShouldn't take long, actually. I hardly have half an idea what I'm doing when it comes to paintings.


Do you use a drawing tablet?I do! In fact, all of this would have been quite impossible for me without one. Presently, I'm working with a small size Intuos4 tablet. It's really quite nice~

CodenameX
September 3rd, 2013, 06:08 AM
These are incredible. Did you draw these with any inspiration in mind?

InkwellMachine
September 3rd, 2013, 09:22 AM
Nah, not really. They're sort of just flights of fancy, made to waste time in a more "productive" manner.

Thanks, though. 'Preciate the kind words.

bookmasta
September 4th, 2013, 01:34 AM
I'm working on publishing on self publishing a book series that will be out in a month or two and the covers are all the remain mostly to be worked on. There is just one problem. I'm a complete newbie when it comes to Photoshop. Do you know of any good tutorials?

PiP
September 4th, 2013, 12:37 PM
Hi Ink,

Love your latest picture, but my favourite is still the cereal ghost :)

Hi Bookmaster,

If you are complete newbie to Photoshop I found Lunacore Photoshop Training - Detailed Photoshop tutorials. (http://www.lunacore.com/) useful.

bookmasta
September 4th, 2013, 09:41 PM
Hi Ink,

Love your latest picture, but my favourite is still the cereal ghost :)

Hi Bookmaster,

If you are complete newbie to Photoshop I found Lunacore Photoshop Training - Detailed Photoshop tutorials. (http://www.lunacore.com/) useful.

Thanks!

InkwellMachine
September 5th, 2013, 04:56 AM
Love your latest picture, but my favourite is still the cereal ghost :smile:Hah! Thanks. I like him the most too, if only for technical reasons. :b


I'm working on publishing on self publishing a book series that will be out in a month or two and the covers are all the remain mostly to be worked on. There is just one problem. I'm a complete newbie when it comes to Photoshop. Do you know of any good tutorials?DeviantArt.com has TONS of really great tutorials posted by fantastic artists.

One of my favorite ways to learn is to just stare at digital paintings, trying to decipher the steps used to create them. I often zoom in and look at the strokes. My other favorite way to learn has been to watch time-lapses of digital paintings on youtube. It's really helpful to see all the different parts of a piece come together--gives you a world of second-hand experience in composition.

Also, if you feel comfortable with it, send me a copy of your book when it's ready for publication. If I really like the subject matter and writing, I'd be more than happy to help you create a good cover (I only used the conditional "if" because I'm otherwise a pretty bust guy).

Gumby
September 5th, 2013, 01:18 PM
These are great, Ink. My hat is off to anyone who has gone through the frustration and time it takes to create artwork in photoshop. I have the program, but have never had the time to really dig in. I think I like the mood in the last piece best, but they're all very neat.

InkwellMachine
September 7th, 2013, 06:51 AM
Thank you very much. Photoshop does take an absurdly long time to sink your teeth into. As a matter of fact, I still barely know what I'm doing. I lend the quality of these images to my fancy new tablet--it handles most of the technical stuff for me.

Skodt
September 7th, 2013, 04:03 PM
That first piece looks like it could me the front of a massive ship. It screams alone. It is a really good piece. With dark undertones.

InkwellMachine
September 8th, 2013, 06:12 AM
That first piece looks like it could me the front of a massive ship. It screams alone. It is a really good piece. With dark undertones.Thanks. I'm glad you see it the way I did in my mind at conception. If I went back now, I'd texturize the metal and add some more details to give it character.

InkwellMachine
September 19th, 2013, 12:35 AM
Added a new picture. Check the first post.

ToBeInspired
January 24th, 2014, 12:36 AM
I really like This Oil. It's something I'd put in my house. Bit revived, but first time I've seen it.

Gumby
January 24th, 2014, 12:56 AM
Added a new picture. Check the first post.

Ooooh, like it. :)

har134
January 24th, 2014, 04:55 AM
Your art is very atmospheric and your imagination is brilliant. Superb execution as well.

InkwellMachine
October 8th, 2014, 09:30 AM
New piece! I quite like this one~ Thoughts?

Abby
October 14th, 2014, 04:53 PM
Wow, I love these! My favourite is the Cereal ghost, very cool! :)

Clepto
October 16th, 2014, 03:54 AM
First, you sir, have outrageous amounts of envy flowing from me to you. I have fiddled with photoshop for hours on end and come up with nothing to be proud of. At all.

Second, you are an amazing artist. This Oil is my favorite by far. I would make a print of that and put it in my house. It brings to mind a multitude of images.

I would pay you to make a custom piece for my living room. :)

InkwellMachine
October 16th, 2014, 12:50 PM
Wow, I love these! My favourite is the Cereal ghost, very cool! :)Thanks! And yeah, except for the drool he's a pretty cool guy.


First, you sir, have outrageous amounts of envy flowing from me to you. I have fiddled with photoshop for hours on end and come up with nothing to be proud of. At all.

Second, you are an amazing artist. This Oil is my favorite by far. I would make a print of that and put it in my house. It brings to mind a multitude of images.

I would pay you to make a custom piece for my living room. :)Do not envy me, padawan. I am only as good as the techniques I've learned from watching hundreds of time-lapsed art videos on Youtube. I'm glad you like my art, though. If my writing time were for rent, I would take you up on your offer in a heartbeat.