2007-03-18 [Zardra]: Thank you for taking part =D I'm go see yours right away ^__^
2007-03-18 [Yncke]: I'm hoping others will be participating soon. ;)
2007-03-18 [Zardra]: me too =D
2007-03-18 [Forever Equine]: I get started on mine as soon as I can.=)
2007-03-19 [nathie]: thats a great idea. i have drawings from my time when i was 13 or 14 (uh oh, over 20 years!!)- at my parents house. if i ever find them i´ll join. (as far as i remember was the subject of my drawings pete burns from dead or alive and later the band europe and skid ow. muahahahaha!
2007-03-19 [Zardra]: Excellent! =D
I'm so happy people are taking part in this ^^I hope you find the drawings Nathie, it would be great to see them =D I wish I still had my oooold drawings somewhere ^^;
2007-03-20 [Lady of Lore]: Great idea....then people can really see that artists don't start out perfect ^_^ we get better and better the more we try. I'm in and will add this to the The Art Store. Thanks for sharing the idea!
2007-03-29 [BinaryPhoenix]: I'm not that great of an artist yet, but I have improved a lot! I'll start my page soon!
2007-03-29 [Galatea]: I am very tempted to do my own but I am not sure how to go about making the compilation...
2007-03-30 [Yncke]: You just start with an empty image in your favourite graphical program, and when you run out of space, you resize the canvas so that you have more space at the bottom. ;)
2007-03-30 [Galatea]: Ahh, well thank you very much for the information!! ^_^
2007-03-30 [stuffAEAmade]: This could prove interesting. I've been meaning to scan all of my old sketchbooks and make digital backups. Maybe I'll be able to find those strange potato-looking people I drew when I was a toddler. =3
2007-03-30 [Galatea]: Hehe, that would be so awesome to see your progress in particular! I wouldn't mind seeing the potato people either.
2007-04-01 [Zardra]: I am so happy people are doing this =D
2007-04-07 [Levoton]: Hmm... *puts a note for self* I gotta show mine. :p The change has been quite radical in the past four years.
Edit: There. :)
2007-04-18 [Fire-n-Ash]: Woot! I posted mine. XD
2007-04-18 [Levoton]: It says you need a password...
2007-04-19 [Fire-n-Ash]: Darn! I got rid of the password, but now the image isn't showing up. I'll fix it when I get home. :)
2007-04-19 [Yncke]: I see the image just fine, don't worry about that. :)
2007-09-06 [TheRogue]: i wish i kept my old old stuff...
2007-09-06 [Yncke]: Not even some scans skulking in a dark corner of your hard disk? The history of Elftown uploads?
2007-09-08 [Jitter]: I keep my old stuff so I can ogle my newer stuf ^_^
Just posted my wiki :)
2007-09-08 [Jitter]: Thank you :)
2007-09-13 [Aeolynn]: Is this still going on? =]
2007-09-13 [Levoton]: Always. :)
2007-09-13 [Aeolynn]: awesome! I'm gonna do one! =3
2007-09-15 [Jitter]: Great :)
2007-09-20 [Elisha Kelly]: oooh i should really do this :/ my old stuff is terrible compared to what i do now, I am amazed at how fast I learn sometimes :) --- I think I will do a traditional progree, and a digital one since I work in both :D
2007-09-20 [Jitter]: I did that too but I can't really compare my digi skills to my traditional ones o_O
Will be looking forward to see yours Elys!
2007-09-20 [Elisha Kelly]: hee hee loaded and done, though digital only, I have to scan photos of my early traditional stuff :)
2007-09-23 [Calico Tiger]: Woot, got my color one done :3 Gotta work on the drawing / traditional one next, hehe.
2007-09-24 [Triola]: Haha, I can't believe no one thought of that before, so many art-geeks being gathered and what not! x)
2007-10-10 [Morphea]: Hi all..I just posted my progress...che
2007-10-10 [Triola]: And I'm sure you've made Jitter very happy by putting it all separately on a wiki-page ;)
2007-10-10 [Ravendust]: soon as I can get ahold of a scanner I'll get one of these things put together :)
2007-10-10 [Morphea]: thanks and lol
2007-10-17 [Cia_mar]: this is a good idea.. i will have to do the same... soon, and add it here...lol...
2007-10-19 [kthxby]: Sorry for the deviation in the name, progress -> drawings, but I had the self whipping up with that name already. ;-)
2007-10-24 [Jitter]: :D Great ^_^
2007-10-26 [nathie]: oh damn, if i find the pieces back from centuries ago, i join. :)
2007-10-26 [Jitter]: Now that's a wiki I'd love to see x)
2007-10-26 [Calico Tiger]: Totally!
2007-10-28 [Jitter]: I put them in alphabetical order I hope you don't mind ^^;
2007-10-28 [Yncke]: I do. I always end up at the bottom of lists. :P
2007-10-28 [Levoton]: Top and bottom are the best places to be because it's easy to look there. Psychologicall
2007-10-28 [Morphea]: That sucks for me then....;)
2007-10-28 [Levoton]: Don't worry; me too. ;)
2007-10-28 [Jitter]: Same here -.-; :p (Honestly if you mind I'll change it back :) )
2007-10-28 [Levoton]: Nah, it's fine. There won't be confusion regarding where to put yourself. :)
2007-10-28 [Jitter]: :)
2007-10-28 [Morphea]: lol keep it as it is now :)
2007-11-27 [Lite]: Finally I get to pull out my dusty old sketches and laugh at them. My drawing history doesnt go far, but Ill give it a shot :P
2007-11-27 [Lite]: What do you think? Not bad for only nearly a year of practice?
2007-11-27 [Eyonic]: ooooo, nifty!!!!!
2007-12-20 [Lite]: a question; anyone know how to take an existing drawing, cut out the main image, then draw a seperate background and merge them together? Im using GIMP
2007-12-21 [Chimes]: Is the background white? If so, select by colour, click on the white bit then delete. You should have the image left, the rest should be transparent. You can then do a layer below it with the background.
2007-12-21 [Lite]: What if there is white in the foreground? Wont the white sections in the main image go transparent too?
2007-12-21 [Jitter]: Yes they would go as well. It works great with outlined images but in more realistic styles it's a bugger. Only way is to do it slowly with an eraser around the image
2007-12-22 [Lite]: Which is exactly the kind of time-consuming work im trying to avoid :P. I just CANT leave a picture colored but without lighting/shadi
2007-12-22 [Jitter]: You need to consume time in order to improve ;) There's no easy way around it that will give the same results
2007-12-22 [Lite]: XD
2007-12-23 [kthxby]: True, it takes time, time and time. :-)
2008-01-18 [Zardra]: so true! I was just reading this digital painting magazine, where they taught how to make "speed painting". I've always considered speed painting to be something that's done in 10 minutes or so, but this speed painting took 10 Hours to finish :-O But the advices were awesome! it feels like the more you learn to paint, the more it takes time because the painting that would have looked finished in your eyes before, now looks only half done. There's always some details to be added. (oops, I babbled, sorry! I haven't painted in a while and it feels so good to return to it that I'm all nuts about it, hehe ^^;)
2008-01-18 [Jitter]: I know what you mean! I would have claimed lots of my drawings "finished" when they were awfully half still!
What do they mean by speed painting then? :o
2008-01-18 [Zab]: yeah..what do they mean? Oo
2008-01-18 [kthxby]: Speed painting is a relative term of course. It is the opposite of pixel wanking (the level of which naturally depends of your style and skill level). ;-)
2008-01-18 [Zab]: I don't get it. *is stupid*
2008-01-18 [kthxby]: In a way it's rather close to alla prima style in meaning, if you are more familiar with that.
2008-01-18 [Zab]: ...no?
2008-01-19 [Kay-chan]: Basically, you paint on a time budget. It's primarily digital. So while you can do it under like 10 minutes, you can adjust the time however you want.
2008-01-19 [Zab]: ok^^ Maketsu explained it on msn. ^^
2008-01-19 [Kay-chan]: Yeah, but the conversation was kind of circular, so I figured I'd explain it here for those watching the page and going "...what?" XD
2008-01-19 [kthxby]: I always thought speed painting was a rather self explanatory term.
2008-01-19 [Kay-chan]: Yeah, but you were talking circles around it. XD
2008-01-19 [Lite]: *is very confused*
2008-01-19 [kthxby]: *is confused by the confusion*
2008-01-20 [Zardra]: http://en.wiki
I don't remember if I've linked this before, but this is the best site ever for digital artist beginners, because: wow! Inspiration, advices, critique, professionals, incredible art.
2008-01-20 [Lite]: ->Digital artist beginner right here!
2008-01-20 [Kay-chan]: I'm technically a beginner, but it's because I do it so rarely... seeing as how I lack a tablet and my hand hurts after an hour with a mouse. >.<
2008-01-28 [TheArchitect]: I thought i'd join in. :)
2008-02-09 [Yncke]: Yay! :D
2008-02-09 [nehirwen]: Yay indeed!
2008-02-10 [Aeolynn]: OMG that is soooo cool! ^^
2008-02-10 [NOOOPE]: ... all my old art is at home, 10 hours away in boxes in the attic...
excuse me while I cry quietly
2008-02-10 [Ravendust]: Mine's all up in a wiki here on elftown, but I don't have it organized at all... I have to wait until I get my computer hooked back up to the net to get it set up the way I want it... ><;;
2008-02-10 [Urmando The Elfling]: Ahum.... Is this wiki only for beginning artists?
2008-02-10 [Calico Tiger]: No, if you click on all the pages, you'll see that there's people who have their artwork shown from the last several years, not just their brand new beginning stuff, hehe! It's for artists of all skills :D
2008-02-11 [Urmando The Elfling]: Ok, had to ask first to be sure, couse my process wiki is from several mediums...
2008-02-11 [Jitter]: Hehe I think you got it wrong though.. :) It's not a wiki for WIPs it's a wiki to show your progress through the years *hug* :)
I'll have in mind your wipwiki though ^^
2008-02-11 [iippo]: Interestingly though, it isn't called "show your progress" it's called "show your process". To me, that would mean "show us the process you go through to create a piece of work" (as in show the WIPs of one drawing) not "show us how you have developed over the years" which is what almost everyone has done. It's a bit confusing, and the page Show Your Progress as a name would make more sense.
2008-02-11 [nehirwen]: I have wondered about that since I know this wiki too. xD
2008-02-11 [SilverFire]: I reached the conclusion that it made as much sense either way, when I sat down to think about it. Like, a procession of art. :P I can't find the words to explain myself very clearly on this, so I'll just stfu now. :D :x
2008-02-11 [Jitter]: Maybe it should be moved then..? :p
2008-02-11 [iippo]: Well that's up to Zardra. But an explanatory paragraph beyond "people in DA do this" could be helpful.
2008-02-11 [Jitter]: Indeed cause only if you click and see the rest of the wikis it shows it's not a WIP page :)
2008-02-11 [nehirwen]: Except Urmando's :p
2008-02-12 [Jitter]: Yeah lol ;p
2008-02-12 [Aradon Templar]: I think a "Show Your Process" page would be neat as well, though. For artists to take a piece they're proud of, and show what they did to make it. Sort of like tutorials. But now that I type that, it seems to me that there are probably already a number of pages for tutorials like that somewhere :P
2008-02-12 [Cia_mar]: there are a lot of pages, yes,,, many of the artist here will do that .. like a wip wiki ,,, i know that [nathie] has 2 of them, and i have a bout 3 or more... as well as urmando's wip wiki that is posted here...
perhaps what is needed though, is like this page, where all the pages are in one place... so that it is convenient to find
2008-02-12 [Cia_mar]: :P
2008-02-12 [Urmando The Elfling]: First of all, I agree with [iippo] That was my first impression from this wiki too: that this is a place to show an art piece development --->Process.... And indeed Progess is about your personal art development. Anyway, I moved my WIP to Show your WIPs
2008-02-13 [Jitter]: I kept linking to this as [Show your progress@wiki] to be honest :p
2008-04-03 [Zardra]: I'm sorry it took this long to reply. It's okay by me if you want to change the wiki to Show Your Progress.
I think I meant just that when I named this wiki, but my english is sometimes not perfect, I mix up words ^^;
2008-05-01 [Azuri]: I am going to so do one of these, right after i wake up...sometime in the afternoon XD
2008-12-18 [Calico Tiger]: Just giving everyone who is watching this page a *poke* to remind us it's still here (I admit it. I forgot!)
2008-12-18 [Ravendust]: I remember, and eventually I'll get around to er... getting something up, horrifically busy just now thought^^;;
2009-02-01 [LadyWillow]: Not a progress themed couple of pages, but you can definitely see how I got better, and that's the whole point right?
2009-02-02 [Jitter]: I agree. You'd better pick some and put them in a wiki like I did if you can't make a collage :)
2009-02-02 [LadyWillow]: Ok, sorry
2011-05-19 [Nioniel]: What a neat idea! :)