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Skeleton Archer by JeiWo Skeleton Archer by JeiWo
FYI: It took me all the creative energy in me to come up with that title! Appreciate it!

Ok, this was my final project for my "Anatomy for the Artist" course. The assignment was to do a life-size "metaphorical self portrait"... but then she also said we could just "draw whatever we're interested in." I opted for the latter.

So, this drawing is about 7 feet tall, done in charcoal on brown packing paper. I edited it in photoshop to make it blue (which I think looks better). I spent around 10 hours or so on it, and I know it could've came out better if I put more hours in. I'm happy enough with it, though.

The reason I drew a skeleton archer? Well, let's just say I watched a LOT of Lord of the Rings in high school. I credit LotR (the movies) for bringing me from a casual interest in art to a serious interest. Also, if I play any kind of fantasy RPG game, I like playing archer/assassin type characters (for example: Oblivion).

It was a fun project to do. I don't normally put my school work onto DeviantArt, but this one fits. I hope you all like it.
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BlackSkeletonGirl Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
you did a great job!
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76Trombones2 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
AIMBOT!
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VesperBond Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The weaponry is all very "Legolas" :) I like it! :D
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FlabbelWabbel Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
o.o
Awesome...


Oblivion rox!
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samuraiblack Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
IT'S CLINKZ!! :O
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dolphin2kcf Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
Wow... I would get so annoyed with a 7 foot drawing... I like mine to be no bigger than my desk so I can be lazy and sit. All that shading must have been murder. Awesome job!
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JeiWo Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
Not only did I get a cramp in my wrist, but my shoulder as well. It's surprisingly exhausting.
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Zargap Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Student General Artist
Is that a photo of it then, or do you have an industrial scanner? XD

I like how the pose is pluid. I Have such problems with that...
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JeiWo Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
Hehe, it's a photo. Came out surprisingly well. It's paintings that are a pain to take pictures of, cuz they often reflect the flash.

And yeah, I try to make my poses and pluid as possible. XP
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Zargap Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Student General Artist
Any pose liquidation tips that aren't the standard (but nonetheless true) "practice a lot?"
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JeiWo Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
Just FYI: I was poking fun at the fact that you mispelled "fluid". Just wanted to make sure.

If by fluid you mean natural-looking, then yeah I have a few tips. Firstly, always start with a gesture drawing, especially with thumbnail drawings. I didn't go into this life size drawing blindly. If you take life drawing courses, they will teach you how to draw gestures (which essentially are stick figures which express the pose) Secondly, act out the pose yourself in front of a mirror. Make sure you can do it, and it's not uncomfortable.

I'm not naturally good at drawing skeletons, but I had a reference for this. The pose was still my doing, though. Hope this helps.
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hoidtoid Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
Stick figure XD
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Zargap Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Student General Artist
OIC, I thought you just misspelled it.

I'll have to check that out.
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avokaddoh Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
7 feet tall? wow i'm impressed. :wow:
and with charcoal too...
i can never get my school art up in here cuz my teacher just keeps them till the end of the year.

I think you got everything down nicely
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JeiWo Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
Well that's annoying... you should be able to take your projects home... Weird. I'm glad you like it, thanks.
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avokaddoh Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
we do...at the end of the year. but it still sux and they're usually too big to scan and i don't have a camera :[

anyways, no problem
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