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Algaren Recap 001 by davidfoxfire
Algaren Recap 001
I flat out knew that there was something I amissed.  I did a pretty good artpiece for my blog that I forgot to put up here.  Oh well.

This is a scene for my PlaybyPost Algaren camapign, where Johnny, in his jester getup, is performing for some spare coin (busking, in some quarters) with his friend, the bard Meiou, playing music to it all.

As for more recent efforts, I've been dabbling in what's known as Marginals, little illustrations that you can put in the margins of pages, a la Mad Magazine.  I only have about 2-3 of them so far, and I'll post a dump when I have a good amount to do so.

In the meantime, I've decided on a project that I can put in the DM's Guild, ( www.dmsguild.com ) which I'll be showing both in my blog and here.  I thought about using it to promote Æthercoil but the legal hurdle proved too high.  But I have another project that came to me while sleeping that is more kosher to the guidelines.  More to come.
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160106-Justin's Heavy Duty Wagon-Small by davidfoxfire
160106-Justin's Heavy Duty Wagon-Small
This one is pencil on 'good' drawing paper, since this will be part of some campaigns, both Live and online.

In my part of the Realms (the Parnast region) Lord Justin has an occasional need to haul a large or heavy shipment somewhere.  Whatever it is a Dragon's Hoard or a child frost giant ( Igatho by Timothius) or even some lumber for some refugee relief effort.  Fortunately has has enough friends to cobble this together, a trio of wagons reinforced with a modern adamantium alloy chasis and rubber lined wheels, pulled by a pair of Apparatus of Kwalish modified to be almost all engine--each of them have the equivilant horsepower of a Dodge Ram 3500 (www.ramtrucks.com/en/ram_3500/ I wouldn't be surprised if "HEMI" is stamped on the side of these puppies) but there's no room for any passengers.  They're mostly used for wagon pulling using an exterior control to move the levers.  There is a smaller steam-powered engine (introduced in Baldur's Gate Investigation) welded in the back to do any backwards movement, and before you ask, yes:  It will make the beeping sound.

Let me know if you want to know how sheet metal work is possible in Faerun, I might do a series.
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s0ulafein Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thx for fav!:happybounce: 
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petschko Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch =)
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ZS3 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015
Was just reading about you on TVtropes. I have to say that I'm proud of you for realizing the mistakes of the past and improving yourself as a person. That can take a lot of strength for anyone to accomplish. 
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davidfoxfire Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015
Thanks, but I'm afraid that it won't be for much.  The same mistakes I'm improving myself from is the same thing that would keep me from being hirable or dateable.  People do use Google Search for a character search after all.  There's no such thing as forgiveness in the tubes.
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ZS3 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015
People seem to forget that others are still Human. I mean, really, we all make mistakes! I know I have...(groans)
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Jaegar19Ultima Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015
Your works are pretty decent for what you try to accomplish! 
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davidfoxfire Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015
Oh?  What is it you think I'm accomplishing?
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Jaegar19Ultima Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015
Regardless of what the internet made you infamous for (which after read those articles I really don't see nor care because you aren't doing anything wrong nor have you made a fool of yourself as far as I can tell) I can see that you have a good sense of knowledge on cartoons. I guess you can say i'm someone that wants to see people do better and offer encouragement because 4chan and ED have screwed over people that aren't truely beyond help like chris-chan. I tried talking to that guy but it's like talking to a brick wall.

But when you consider it, cartoons are relatively easy and fun to draw it's not something advanced like what Sakimichan or Reiq does but you seem very comfortable with that style and I wouldn't tell you to deviate from that but only to take real measures to improve because that is the difference between obscurity and money. I do think you are accomplishing your goals of creating stories and media but you haven't gone the extra mile which is the only thing i'd say your missing.

If you spend maybe just a few years really getting lineart with the pen tool perfected and looking up advanced coloring tutorials on youtube I guarentee you, you could turn a new leaf. Also if you do rough sketches and then zoom in to 2-300% and use a soft brush you can also see improvements in lineart there. I can offer some advice on how to improve which i've also told my ex gf, which would be to buy artbooks, in your case disney artbooks, or you can always torrent the pdfs of them. I remember a highschool buddy of mine's sister having a disney artbook of every character it was a kind of guide to understanding how to draw antropromorphic characters. Or you could study animated movies like Fido's adventure, the secret of nimh etc. All in all if you take a few more steps to branch out and willfully improve and find people to partner up with I don't see how you wouldn't have some success. All in all good luck to you and I'll consider watching you if you seriously need some examples or consider improvements.
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davidfoxfire Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015
Yeah, I know.  At least when people talk to me like a normal human being, I actually listen.

Working on my style is something I strive to do, even if it just little anatomy hacks or how I draw the eyes and stuff like that.

The biggest regret I have from my education is not learning how to effictively learn the pen toll.  I end up doing the Auto-Trace function in Draw Plus to save time, especially when I'm on a scedule and are looking for ways to speed up the process.  But maybe with my art slowing down because of my DMing degree.  I might have time to actually use the pen tool on some illustrations.

Like I said before, I'm using D&D to expand my social sphere and build a bigger audience to make my stories and artwork with.  I'd like to take this time to do that extra mile, and I like to do that with my inking.  Coloring might come later; I'd like to focus on one time at a time, autism being how it is.

Thank you for the good words and do feel free to follow me and keep in touch.   I'll be happy to see some of your examples.
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killedbycreatures Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the fave! ^,^
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Futaba2 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015
love some of the Deviantart  work come across lately like Belle enjoying disneyland fantasyland  Gastan taven   or Ariel trying to get snow white to try some of Mickey;s apples.   Like Anime-ray's disney/star wars cross over sketches.
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davidfoxfire Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015
Yeah.  Those might be some of the scenes Scarlet would encounter if I redid the Scarlet PI story (the 'cannon' version where Scarlet is a 'Private' Investigator in Walt Disney World)
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ScarletFoxfire Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015
Sounds great
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Futaba2 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015
always had a bit of a problem with PI  in the title while in story she work for Orange county Police Department.
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davidfoxfire Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015
Yeah, really.  If I ever redo the book, I'll change that part.
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