Roth for Dennis

Posted Aug 24, 2005, 7:15:25 AM UTC
He's finally finished, and I can move on to other things. I must admit - I think this really IS my best piece of fantasy art to date. Thanks for being such a great muse, Lloyd, I love you man!

(For any who didn't know, this piece is my half of an art trade with Dennis. The sword design credit goes to his friend, Alvin Balajadia. Enjoy!)

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  • Jan 12, 2007, 9:12:02 AM UTC

    Because I'm critical mean, and otherwise evil, I have to come up with something to say.

    I love it. It's marvelous--something I could craft a story out of quite easily if I knew the character. I think the only thing that I would have liked to see is a little more muscle detail on the exposed arm. Maybe just a stroke or two more.

    But don't look at me; I'm a writer, not a drawer, and I don't know the first thing about it.


    • Jan 13, 2007, 11:31:39 AM UTC
      Somehow your comment seems neither mean, critical, or evil in any way. Smile

      Thank you for the honest response to my drawing. Being the artist, I know there is far more than just some minor absence of muscle detail. At the time, I had no references to go by, and so went for the 'less is more' approach. It didn't come out quite so well as it erhaps would have otherwise. Big Smile You have a good eye.

      Thanks again for taking the time to comment. It is very much appreciated.
  • Jun 24, 2006, 4:04:17 AM UTC
    Your art is fantasic!! Im so jealous! This piece I like because of the dramatic feel I got from it. Keep up the good work! ^_^
    • Jun 24, 2006, 8:07:34 AM UTC
      Thanks very much. Wink Don't get jealous! I hope you just get inspired.
      • Jun 24, 2006, 5:23:19 PM UTC
        hehe im actually am inspired. im thinking of putting more into my work from now on ^_^
  • May 5, 2006, 12:28:53 AM UTC
    I'm totally blown away. I feel his pain. I know the Roth Charactor very well, You did him justice.
    • May 5, 2006, 10:04:55 PM UTC
      Bounce I'm very glad you think so! I know Lloyd liked him, but it's always nice to hear it from someone else who knows the character. Poor sod....
      • May 5, 2006, 10:18:37 PM UTC
        Yeah, If you ever have time, to hear his story its pretty jacked up. Lloyd doesn't believe in normal decent lives. Everyone in his world has issues. Except for Mandrake.
        • May 7, 2006, 8:49:23 AM UTC
          Smile I know Roth's story pretty well. I don't know any of the other characters in your campaign, but all about Roth... Grin
  • Jan 29, 2006, 11:49:31 AM UTC | Total Edits: 1 | Last edited on Jan 29, 2006 by Qcvar
    There are some phenomena in this world that are just not humanly possible. This one of them.

    • Jan 29, 2006, 12:13:53 PM UTC
      Embarrassed I'm still human, last I checked. I'm an odd one, but still human.

      Thank you so much for the gigantic compliment. It's much appreciated.
  • Nov 12, 2005, 11:14:58 AM UTC
    Holy Smeg Robbo, that's amazing... not only the fella himself but the scenery is quality! Those rocks look awesome (sorry, I've already run out of decent adjectives and having to resort to crap surfer terminology, curse my fleeting grasp of the english tongue) I love the way the mountains in the background fade away... Hows arts thous by the byes?
    • Nov 12, 2005, 10:40:29 PM UTC
      Yo yo Andy! Does this mean you're home again now? Innocent

      I saw awesome all the time... Then again, I also call my best friend 'dude' even though she's a woman. Perhaps I'm not as articulate as I would like to think.

      Anyhow! As to the picture/drawing. I was very proud of this when I finished it, and still am, for the significance I hink it holds. This was my first piece in which I felt I had actually grasped enough patience to do all those tiny little details and hold out until the very end without screaming in agony. Don't know how you people do it sometimes, buddy.

      I arts pretty good. I hate my job, but it could be worse - I could be stuck in it. As it is, the store I work at shuts down in January and I'll be free once again to rack up student loans and dig myself into debt with the government. Sounds good to me! Grin It's good to see you around again. I hope you're staying for a little bit this time?
  • Sep 25, 2005, 5:11:19 AM UTC
    Wow, I'm impressed! Such wouldn't mind if a fav this? Wink
    • Sep 25, 2005, 10:06:45 AM UTC
      *grin* Somehow I don't think anyone here minds getting a favourite on their work. Wink Thanks, Eleanora!
  • Sep 10, 2005, 3:09:50 PM UTC
    Oh my GOSH. This is spectacular Minimaid!!! WOW. The detail you put into this is just staggaring. I loved seeing all the different stages of this piece, and I must say the final product came out totally AMAZING. The detail in the rocks, his clothes, and sword is really wonderful. GREAT job! Bounce
    • Sep 11, 2005, 7:20:34 PM UTC
      *giggle* Well, I try. Laughing But really, I surprised me with this one, too. It's just another step on the ladder. Wink
  • Eric
    Aug 25, 2005, 9:20:16 PM UTC
    In case anyone was wondering, I know this man and his story. I explained it to my dear sister, the artist.

    [22:11] Erk: Sad he is a sad pirate
    [22:12] Erk: the saddest
    [22:12] Broin: He's not a pirate...
    [22:12] Erk: Sure he is, but they stole his hat and outfit and gave him a sword.
    [22:12] Erk: And that's only PART of why he is sad.
    [22:12] Erk: Poor pirate.
    [22:12] Broin: Oh... I see.
    [22:13] Erk: They buried his boat in the tar pits and told him it was in the mountains, and he hiked all the way up here and it wasn't here, just the sword.
    [22:13] Broin: stupid sword.
    [22:13] Erk: and the sword is stuck to the rocks, and is very hevy, so he can't even use it to cut his hair.
    [22:13] Erk: He is a sad, sad pirate
    [22:13] Erk: He tried to cut his hair with it but he slipped because the angle was so bad. that is how he cut his knee
    [22:14] Erk: All he has left is his bag of marbles, and there is nobody to play marbles WITH.
    • Aug 25, 2005, 9:35:51 PM UTC
      Nor any space for the marbles, I might add. Stupid rocks.
  • Aug 24, 2005, 8:52:16 PM UTC
    wow! great work
  • Aug 24, 2005, 2:37:10 PM UTC
    Wow Mini...You rock! This is just so awesome...The detail you've put into this is stunning, and as Red said, there's so much emotion. You can really feel what he's feeling; sitting there all sad as he is. A+ work, I love it! Oh, yeah, as if it needed to be said, but Favorite Smile
    • Aug 24, 2005, 2:40:42 PM UTC
      Aw, thank you SO much, my dear. I'm so happy you like him. More like this to come, methinks, in the not-so-distant future.
  • Aug 24, 2005, 12:33:37 PM UTC
    I'm speechless almost Robin, there is just som much feeling in this. I want to run in and kiss it better for him, poor man. He looks to be near the end of his tether and morning a lost friend.

    I think Dennis is a very lucky man.

    Oh and have you recieved your picture yet? Please don't let it be lost! Sad
    • Aug 24, 2005, 12:41:33 PM UTC
      I DID!! I was SO excited! I nearly fell over when I got the package. I'm going to go get it framed today along wiht this piece. I only got it.. yesterday, or the day before? I think it was Monday, late at night, I finally noticed I had mail.

      I was just on my way to write you an e-mail, in fact, to tell you, but you sent me this handy little comment instead (and thanks for it, by the way)

      Lloyd won't be getting the original for this, though, I don't think. This one's an art trade, not swap.. Though I SHOULD see if he would like to do an art swap sometime. Wink
  • Aug 24, 2005, 9:55:31 AM UTC
    Wonderful shading! Y0u did a great job capturing his emotional distress.
    • Aug 24, 2005, 12:10:49 PM UTC
      Thanks so much, Alison! Glad you could come by.
  • Aug 24, 2005, 1:46:31 AM UTC
    How amazing can you get. This is spectacular. It has been great to see the process behind this marvel as well. I hope you are prancing around with your head up high showing this to everbody you know (if i could prance and I had created this, I know I would). Again great work.
    • Aug 24, 2005, 1:48:35 AM UTC | Total Edits: 1 | Last edited on Sep 8, 2005 by Minimaid
      :redface; Indeed I am. Well, there was only my mother home when I finished it.. And I don't so much prance as I do bounce... But I bounced around the house and showed it off! LOL! I don't usually do that, but for once I was pretty proud. Big Smile Thanks so much!
      • Aug 24, 2005, 2:49:28 AM UTC
        STUNNING, Robin! The textures -rocks, fabric and leather- and the body proportions are very well rendered. The shading is just awesome!

        En un mot comme en cent: BRAVO! ;-)
  • Aug 24, 2005, 1:08:26 AM UTC
    This is a great warrior, I lust love, I can not find anything wrong, its a nice piece of art Robbie

    Alex x
    • Aug 24, 2005, 1:49:26 AM UTC
      Thank you my great grandfather beard. Wink Love you, my friend.
  • Aug 24, 2005, 12:08:18 AM UTC
    Robin this is really amazing. All of that hard work has really paid off. This is excellent work. Perhaps the best we've seen from you yet. There is so much emotion in Roth and I love the level of detail you've put into it. I hope you have some way of protecting it so that all of your hard work can be preserved.
    This is truley stunning.
    • Aug 24, 2005, 1:51:23 AM UTC
      I think I might frame this one. I just have to get to the store and all that jazz. We're going downtown tomorrow, so I'll probably bring it to the frame shop with me on our way out to lunch (Jon and I are celebrating 2.5 years). Before then.. I'll just have to cross my fingers and hope it doesn't get ripped.
  • Aug 23, 2005, 10:34:11 PM UTC
    Oh.. my..really Mini, this quite deffinately is my MOST favorite piece of yours that you have done. The amount of detail and effort put into this is stunning. Anyone with a half a mind would know that this is DEFFINATELY a masterfully done piece of art. The sword design is exquisite, the shading/shadows on the rocks are absolutely PERFECT, you have just the right amount of tone to them to give em' the "rockety" look. And the pose that Roth is in, is very well done too, you can tell just how frustrated he looks, almost as though I can feel what he is feeling at that moment. I like/love this piece you've done very much. Super- Awesome-Marvelous job Robin. Quite simply Favorite material all the way Wink
    • Aug 23, 2005, 10:38:54 PM UTC
      Embarrassed Thanks so very much, Chris! You left me blushing again.
      • Aug 23, 2005, 10:45:00 PM UTC
        You're very much welcome Robin. Your artwork is ALWAYS nice to see, and I love it ^^ Please keep posting more for us to see Smile
        • Aug 23, 2005, 10:49:14 PM UTC
          Don't worry, I can't stop. I think it's some kind of virus that's taken over my hand.... Grin
  • Aug 23, 2005, 10:23:33 PM UTC
    I cannot believe the wicked amount of detail in this love. I am still trying to pick my jaw up off the floor. I cannot believe those roicks. Shewwie! I must bow to the master. You are amazingly gifted my dear. Love always, Switch Butmer, Your doting wife.
    • Aug 23, 2005, 10:33:24 PM UTC
      *blush* You really know how to make me smile, luv. You're such a good wife! *hugs*
  • Aug 23, 2005, 10:23:11 PM UTC
    OMG!!!!!! *jumps and scream* You did it ! yay this looks awesome! The rocks are so cool! Robin you did a great job! Favorite
    • Aug 23, 2005, 10:30:19 PM UTC
      I did do it, didn't I? Wow, gosh, I think I need to rest for a little bit... Or I could start on the next drawing, and make the attempt at getting through my to-do list.
      • Aug 24, 2005, 12:07:48 AM UTC
        hee hee! Nice work Robin...yea take a break...that would be nice...! Smile But then again we will have to wait to see more or your art...well take a short break loL!!
        • Aug 24, 2005, 1:52:25 AM UTC
          Wink You'll have to wait anyway, because the next one will likely be in the same kind of detail. Now that I know I'm so slow with this, I have to practise until I'm fast at it, methinks. We'll see how long my patience lasts.
          • Aug 25, 2005, 7:52:46 AM UTC
            oooOOooo I can't wait.... Ok I am going to try and think of something else til then. Nice job Robin! Smile