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21 June 2012 @ 04:36 pm
Owen Cope and Budgies  
I'm loving this Primal Rage revist kick I'm on right now. I took pics of Slashfang the sabertoothed tiger today. He's the second rarest figure. The rarest is Necrosan a dracolich. I don't have him and it pains me that I don't. I also ripped the whole All The Rage album and have been listening to that as well as some of my techno from the 90's. If I had a time machine I'd be there now. I need to take pics of my regular figures out of the box then I'll post them here. I also need to find my unfinished comic I was making. It was really good quality for the time and it was an idea I had at the same time as the Dino King idea.

I haven't felt too well today, so I have been working on art like mad. I remade Cope and Owen in Dragon's Dogma. They look much better. I forgot to take pics though, but that's coming. I actually decided to try them out in the demo battle and they looked really good but URG, yeah more reasons for me to hate the game. The controls are just so weird. I'm used to attacking with the trigger buttons not the regular buttons. I don't want games that retro from when there were no shoulder buttons or they were so new they weren't used. So yeah needless to say I won't be playing that game, just playing with the character creation. The character is too difficult to control.

But I finished the pencil drawing for the Jet Shoe Kick drawing. This one will be much easier to ink. Check this out.

Click for full size.
I'm very happy with how that turned out. That's Owen's lab, but I decided to not draw anything in the background because I don't want it to take away from the action. Perhaps I'll just put a few broken flasks and computer parts on the ground. I had thought about a shelf with chemistry supplies on that back wall but I don't want it to be too busy and take away from the fight. What do you guys think?

And now for some budgie art.

earthmother45, I drew these for you. I have been wanting to make a pattern for some stained glass budgies and I remember you telling me budgies were hard because they have too many details. I simplified them and made one my favorite color. I didn't draw a background on this either because it was a quick work up in Illustrator and Photoshop. I probably could draw some leaves or just sky, but I didn't think it was necessary. Click both for full size and feel free to right click and save.

I didn't color the lines though I was very tempted because those will be the metal parts. I also didn't shade them though I was also tempted because the flat colors are the glass parts and I didn't want to add extra colors to make it confusing. The only place I got a little fancy was on the tail feathers that are half blue and half white. I don't know how that would work but I guess they can be either white or blue. The central feather is a dark blue and the wing tips are a lighter yellow than the body. I think he looks really pretty. It's a male because of the pink nose. A female would have had a brown nose. But in blue and green budgies males have blue noses.

Here's the black and white so it can be made into any color you like. You can make a white budgie, an all yellow, a blue or green. I just simplified what normal budgies look like. These should print on a standard size paper and are high quality. I did make some mistakes in the lines and they got chewed up in some areas, but I think you can still easily make out what parts are what. Like I said this was something I did up rather quickly.

I'm very happy with how much stuff I've been cranking out. I've been thinking of making a Primal Rage fan site. I still have to make the Stunt Dawgs one too. But I'm really thinking about this because no one loves Rage the way I do.
Current Mood: artisticartistic
Current Music: All The Rage - Primal Dance
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Envysilvolf on June 21st, 2012 11:10 pm (UTC)
Wow, the picture looks awesome! Lots of action there!
What is the music like from All The Rage? I would be interested in hearing a track or two, since I love 80s/early 90s music more than any other era.
The budgie pics are nice. Dad did some lovely stained glass flowers for over our front door but some horrid little bastard kids smashed them all. I tell you I wanted to smash in their faces for doing that. Hateful little gits.
Making fan sites for shows with small fandoms is great because people come to you for info on the shows. My Rude Dog and Bounty Hamster sites have been very popular because they are one of a kind.
Des: Owen Marshthagirion on June 21st, 2012 11:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I'm very pleased with how this one turned out. Owen gets what he deserves. Messed up his pretty face hehe. Cope's not strong so having the power of the jets behind his kick really helped.

All The Rage is Awesome! It's the music from the arcade game but with sound effects and lyrics added to most of them. Seven stages so seven songs with new names and three extra songs. You have to know the characters and their levels to appreciate it. I think the album came out in 1996.

Oh no, that's terrible. I'd have beat the tar out of them then taken their money as payment and forced them to mow lawns to pay off the damages.

Yeah, there are no Primal Rage sites so that's one reason I'd love to do this. Are those the sites you put on my server? That is great.
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Chisilvolf on June 21st, 2012 11:42 pm (UTC)
Yes they are! I have a one page Aquila site as well but I think that's on my own server.
Desthagirion on June 22nd, 2012 12:17 am (UTC)
Forgot to say, we should AIM again sometime. I can send you the whole All The Rage album.
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Silvolf & Salvosilvolf on June 22nd, 2012 07:52 am (UTC)
Ok! What would be a good day for you?
Desthagirion on June 22nd, 2012 11:24 am (UTC)
I don't think I'm doing too much today since I have to be home to wait for a plant. Is today good for you and if so what time?
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Mewtrorr Wagsilvolf on June 22nd, 2012 05:42 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure. I'm going to see Prometheus tonight with a friend so I'll be on late and probably not for very long. So another day would probably be better.
Cheezey: Cute Cobacheezey on June 22nd, 2012 01:31 am (UTC)
Ouch! What a kick! Is that blood, sweat, or both coming from Owen after that? I'm sure he had it coming, regardless.

The stained glass budgie is a great idea. I hope when it gets made, you'll get a picture of it to show!
Des: Owen's Lead Singerthagirion on June 22nd, 2012 01:57 am (UTC)
That's blood alright. This is revenge for what he did to Cope's family. This is a scene from Innocence Lost, from the final battle.

Thank you. My friend Earthmother I'm sure will post her progress. I'll definitely put the link to her journal when she does.
Cheezey: BooBoo Munchcheezey on June 22nd, 2012 12:34 pm (UTC)
Ah, well then, yes, he definitely had that kick coming, and then some. Poor Cope.
Des: Fungus Wickedthagirion on June 22nd, 2012 01:12 pm (UTC)
The "And then some" drawing is yet to come hehe.
earthmother45earthmother45 on June 22nd, 2012 01:35 am (UTC)
Those budgie drawings are perfect for stained glass. As soon as I saw them I got the idea to make you one of these instead of the dove window. If it is alright with you, I will make you a free form suncatcher instead of a framed window. It will probably be a bit bigger than life size because of all the small pieces, but I think with the colors you show here it will be really nice. What do you think? Let me know, 'cause if you like that idea, I will start on it tomorrow. Make any changes to the colors you think might make it better or color it just the way you would like it to be. I have lots of blues, greens and aquas -- all colors. I think I've been dragging my feet on the dove window because I've done it a few times before and I really hate making the same thing again. I'm excited now!

P.S. Your drawing is better than any I've ever seen in any stained glass design books.

Edited at 2012-06-22 01:40 am (UTC)
Des: YAY Dogthagirion on June 22nd, 2012 01:55 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you like it. I actually have two more ideas for budgie window designs. I would have liked to have drawn two budgies for one the size of the dove one you showed me. I'm glad you didn't make me the dove one actually. I like doves and pigeons but I didn't really want it. I'm a "Budgie Girl" all the way and I remember mentioning early on that I wanted a budgie theme instead. I really wanted to show you budgies aren't hard. But the other designs I have in mind won't pair up well for two in one pic. I'm having a hard time visualizing two budgies flying together. They're all like solo budgies. Yes please do start on it. That would make me very happy and to this this would be a colab made by both of us! I can leave the background up to you. Perhaps a sky of some kind with clouds or just blue? I don't know. I love those colors on the budgie as that's my favorite type of budgie. And I'm very glad that you like the way I drew this. I'm glad you think I could design books for patterns. I don't understand how to make stained glass art but I understand somehow where the metal parts need to go and not too make too much detail and small parts because there'd be no room for the glass. I'm very excited. I may draw the other budgies tomorrow to show you what my ideas are and you can keep the designs too. Also to show you other colors. But this is my favorite color pattern.
earthmother45earthmother45 on June 22nd, 2012 12:35 pm (UTC)
Yes, well there was a good reason then, I guess, for not making the doves. I did have a feeling that day you weren't too enthused about them and I guess I went with that feeling and subconsiously kept dragging my feet. Now, all is good!

I'm going to make the budgie free form, meaning no frame, like a large suncatcher. It will look like it is flying across your window with whatever is outside as the background.

Yes, you are right, the more detail, small pieces you have the more lead solder lines, more weight and less glass showing. Each piece needs to be cuttable, too, and all pieces should work together for strength and design flow and integrity. I always keep these things in mind as I'm drawing a design.
I'll go with the colors you have here. I may change or add a line or two, but it all looks very do-able to me.
Des: Excited SpongeBobthagirion on June 22nd, 2012 01:23 pm (UTC)
Yeah I wasn't excited but I definitely am now. Like Spongebob here in my icon.

OOOO, so he'll be like the little bird you gave me that I love so much? That's fine too. Very cute. I'll probably draw up a those other two ideas I had anyway just for fun. I'm looking forward to all the art I'll be making today. BTW, that reminds me. Don't forget to send me something for your commission. Would you also like photos of real budgies for reference?

I'll just post some here.



White version

Thanks again.
earthmother45earthmother45 on June 22nd, 2012 02:13 pm (UTC)
Yes, those help.

I am probably going to have to cut down on some of the feathers in your original drawing. I counted about 90 cut pieces! and that is a lot for something this size. I've already drawn it bigger this morning and I like the size of about 16" x 16" wing tip to wing tip and tail tip. I really don't want to make it any bigger than that. After I take out some of the feather lines, I will send you a picture.

For the commission, I am still leaning towards orchids with maybe a butterfly or two. I'll have to take a little time and get some of my photos together for you to draw from.
Des: Flying Budgiesthagirion on June 22nd, 2012 02:20 pm (UTC)
That's fine to take out some of the lines. I drew in every budgie feather hehe. i should have simplified even more. Yep, would love to see you're redraw. that wounds like a good size. Definitely bigger than my little wire bird.

Ok just let me know.
earthmother45earthmother45 on June 22nd, 2012 03:22 pm (UTC)
switching to e mail now . . .
kabuldurkabuldur on June 22nd, 2012 09:50 am (UTC)
I'm sorry you are not feeling too well today. I hope you get better soon!

I really like that action pic. I don't think there should be any details in the background. Like you said, it would clutter up the picture.

That's a very nice budgie pic you drew, too. How special to get a stained glass creation from Earthmother!
Des: Flying Budgiesthagirion on June 22nd, 2012 11:26 am (UTC)
Thanks. It's the usual, back and knee stuff. It was pretty bad yesterday but a little better today.

Thanks. I'm so happy with that. Yeah, though I feel the background is simplistic that's probably how it needs to be.

Thanks. I'm glad you like. Her and I have been talking about this for a long time but none of us were too happy about the original design.
suzidragonlady: Suzi - Clear Skysuzidragonlady on June 23rd, 2012 11:29 am (UTC)
I hope you will be fine again soon my guts have not been "too nice" to me also lately.
The drawing looks nice so far, I would only suggest to put them closer together and make them both nearly the same size when you continue working on it digital. If you don't want to make a complex background then you can make the whole scene a bit smaller also, you also don't need to show the complete bodies of both. This can do be a positive add for the focus of the picture also.
Desthagirion on June 23rd, 2012 06:17 pm (UTC)
I think I need a new bed. This happens every morning. I developed acid problems on my last trip and have to take acid reducers now. I hope your tummy will be ok too.

Thanks. I'm gald you like it. Same size? Really? Cope is flying in the background. He has jet shoes hehe. Owen is flying forward and spinning so I thought since he's closer he'd be bigger. I added some cracks to the wall, broken tables, papers and books on the ground to make it look like more destruction from the fight. I am almost done inking Cope and then will then ink Owen. They will be separate layers so the size can still be changed. What do you think?
suzidragonlady: Suzi - Clear Skysuzidragonlady on June 24th, 2012 10:31 am (UTC)
He hits him with his foot so he would need to be pretty close to him to reach him with it fully so I would not make a big difference between them in their sizes or you make it through perspective then you would need to make the parts a lot bigger that are closer to the viewer (although I'm not a big fan of that drawing-form somehow because it is very hard to get the proportions looking right in such images, here is a nice example: http://thoum.deviantart.com/art/Kick-122406694 this one is extreme but it shows correct proportions because it is a photo).
Des: Hummmthagirion on June 24th, 2012 12:42 pm (UTC)
Perhaps I can make Cope just a little bigger. Owen is falling towards the viewer so that still makes me think he'd look bigger and the kick has already happened so they are already separating. That's a comic book style of action for this sort of thing.

Also Cope is just a lot smaller to start with.

Edited at 2012-06-24 12:43 pm (UTC)