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I’m trying to not do a woe is me I hate my art post (again) because i don't hate it, but recently I’ve been feeling I’m missing something in my art, maybe I need to be more adventurous with what I draw, poses and perspective. This will be my new plan of attack. In addition, I was told I do ‘same face’, which bothers me more than I care to admit. So, to try and kick myself out of this low art mood I finished colouring in some old Dragon age 2 and fantasy doodles I did when I was ill.

It worked, I feel happier XD

Preview: Because theres a lot of stuff and big pictures under this here cut. And ramble, oh christ do I ramble X_X

Default male Hawke from Dragons age 2. Sort of based him on his Destiny trailer form because he got very skinny in the game. He's a riot to play if you play him as Sarcasm!Hawke. Suggesting to head mages that he should dance naked in the moonlight, and telling Anders to make him a sandwich after sex lol It made a very depressing game much more fun. It was original based on this sketch below which goes to show I can't leave any doodle alone without mucking about

That's a rogue on the left NOT Altair LOL

Anders from DA2. Oh! this man breaks me ;_; I always found Anders, beneath all the wit and snark, a rather tragic character. Someone who is imprisoned without good reason, and feels he is missing out on his life because of it. He struggles against his lot in life, because his destiny is out there waiting for him to catch up. And, the longer he is held back the sadder and more bitter he becomes. THEN, you add his choice to help his friend Justice into that mix, a choice that twists the both of them, divine justice and kind-hearted Anders, into something heartbreaking, it kills me. He has the same pose as Hawke because I was trying to match them up, maybe not my most original plan, so boring a pose.

This was one of those drawings that started out with the best of intentions, yet completely changed direction due to me being an indecisive prat. Originally, it was Dragon Age/Inception (Arthur was meant to be behind Eames) But I decided it looked nothing like Eames, so changed tact to daw my custom Dragon Age 2 character (Who I tried to make look like a young Thard ♥) Then I figured sod it, and designed my own costume and changed him a bit more to make him an original character. All was well, sketch looked cool. I figured what the hell, I’ll paint this properly in PS, draw in a fully rendered dragon, back ground, detailed skin, costume, EVERYTHING. Then I went to PS and forgot what a piece of crap my computer is at handling that much digital painting. On the 10th crash, I cried, and admitted I’d just have to draw a shadow dragon with simple colours and background.


This is a design for an original character I hope to flesh out more. He was once soul bonded to a demonic horse as a child, to fight in a regiment of mage hunters. When the horses' die the riders do so too. Yet he survives this tear in the bond, so has to start trying to get back the life he had taken from him, even if he's being hunted down as a abomination. See that is why I never write, so bad lol Ever designed a tattoo and really wanted it for yourself? Damn X_X

Though a new [livejournal.com profile] inception_bang  starts up in August, and I’m all signed to draw for [livejournal.com profile] xmenbigbang  Love, love working with writers ♥

on 2011-06-29 08:14 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] timbitsu.livejournal.com
OMG, LUCY, SO GORGEOUS~~ I love how your colours always gel so well and that metal LOOKS LIKE METAL and fur LOOKS LIKE FUR omg how do you do it ;___; Love their clothes, especially Anders', and that bright red scarf on your OC <333 I'm sorry to hear about your PS woes and I completely empathize ;___; (Also, your mage hunter guy sounds awesome. I wish it could be a story :()

on 2011-06-30 10:11 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loobeeinthesky.livejournal.com
THANK YOU JEN ♥ I'm the worst for colour as I really don't think on what i'm doing, I just tend to go with what I think looks good. So thank god that works lol I'll let you on to a secret about the metal and fur, i've been buying this magazine http://www.imaginefx.com/home.aspx And it's JUST BLOWS ME AWAY. The artists are fantastic, and they do workshops to show you techniques. I'm hoping once I get a new computer I can try and get more painterly (though do adore comic book art so my style will always be that)

Oh, bugger rambling again XD

(I'm going to try and clumsily work on his story more, so expect some more drawings of him and the rogue who helps him. It will have EPIC bromance ;D)

on 2011-06-29 08:43 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] themostepotente.livejournal.com
Your men are so awesome and pretty, Lucy ♥

I think I would seriously die if you drew A Song of Ice and Fire fanart.

on 2011-06-30 10:18 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loobeeinthesky.livejournal.com
Aww thanks penny ♥ I think I have this thing for gorgeous blokes. I was told off for drawing people too good looking at Uni, though that's the great thing about fan art you can make everything pretty, hee XD

I've finished watching GOT, and am working my way through the books, so you'll probably see art when I finish them. I LOVE THEM, maybe because I have a soft spot for dark fantasy with wolves *laughs*

on 2011-06-30 04:01 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] themostepotente.livejournal.com
This, of course, makes me ridiculously happy <3

on 2011-06-29 09:40 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] motetus.livejournal.com
Duuuuude. These are amazing. I just love how you use colours and textures and EVERYTHING. And guh, your men - I think I have a crush on the first one and his magnificent beard. ♥

on 2011-06-30 10:23 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loobeeinthesky.livejournal.com
Thank you hun ♥ It's means a lot coming from you as your Eagle art is amazing ♥ I never used to be a able to draw guys well, so you wouldn't believe how happy it makes me that you like them. The last guy has a little Tatum Channing in him as I'd watched the eagle when drawing him ;) Hawkes design is one of the very great things about the DA2 game. I have such a crush on him myself XD

on 2011-06-29 10:13 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] paperflower86.livejournal.com
These are all gorgeous and really atmospheric, you are so good with textures <3

As far as always drawing the same face goes, that's something I'm struggling with too. I have to continually remind myself to vary the shape of noses/mouth/lips and not only change up the hair and clothes. On the other hand I don't want to exaggerate facial features to the point that they slip into being caricatures. It's a tricky issue.

on 2011-06-30 10:28 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loobeeinthesky.livejournal.com
Thank you *hugs* I have this thing for hoarding textures and brushes lately and just playing with them. It's amazing how they can change a picture.

It is very difficult. Most especially if you have a certain distinct style, no matter how you try to change parts of a face especially can come across as too similar. I also find myself falling back into drawing things I feel safe with, that never helps. I find being aware of it now, that i'm struggling with my faces ;_;

on 2011-06-29 10:42 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] laria-gwyn.livejournal.com
Wow, love the colors, love the textures. I especially love the first picture, his muscles, his hair, the weapons. <33

on 2011-06-30 10:32 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loobeeinthesky.livejournal.com
Thanks hun *hugs* I'm trying so hard to change up the way I colour so it's more fun (though my computer issues stop me from being more imaginative) Oh man, I was drooling while playing him in the game, his whole design is just so much love. Best mage armour ever designed, because it's not a skirt :D

on 2011-06-29 10:48 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] weatherfront.livejournal.com
Oh man Lucy Lucy, I love the amount of detail work and finalization that goes into your art-- it always looks so fleshed-out and lush, with texture and atmosphere and and everything ;____; SO GORGEOUS

on 2011-06-30 10:40 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loobeeinthesky.livejournal.com
Thanks Iffy luv ♥ I can never do anything simple, it's such a pain and time consuming, but so worth it in the end. If I can make people look for just a moment at the characters, then my job is done. Rather like you writers :D

Though these are why you had me whining at you about wanting a new computer lol

on 2011-06-29 10:52 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] templemarker.livejournal.com
I don't even know what these pictures are referring to but I love them anyway. Such detail!

on 2011-06-30 10:44 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loobeeinthesky.livejournal.com
They're just me being a bit of a game geek, okay not a bit, a HUGE geek XD Thank you ♥ I love detail, it makes me as slow as hell when drawing, but I think it's fun to try and make people notice the smallest things in art ;)

on 2011-06-29 11:25 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] foxxcub.livejournal.com
Man, I really think you could draw just about anything and I'd love it to pieces. ♥

on 2011-06-30 10:52 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loobeeinthesky.livejournal.com
Awww that make me roll around happy that you do ♥ I'll try to draw lot's of pretty for you Aleesha XD

on 2011-06-30 12:07 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] adelaide-rain.livejournal.com
These are all gorgeous <3 I love the way you make such a simple background look so AMAZING!

Oh, and the hot guys. Those too :D

I really like the sound of your original character - and that is one kick-ass tattoo! And, uh. He's hot too. SHALLOW, ME? xDDDD

on 2011-06-30 10:55 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loobeeinthesky.livejournal.com
Wow thanks, I always feel i'm a bit lazy with backgrounds (working on do more complex ones)It's amazing what texturing can do ;)

Lets be shallow together *grabs your hand a flees* I sort of made him hot on purpose, the story is meant to be a bromance so there will be a lot of hot and cute guys in a 'are they or are they not?' friendships *laughs evilly*

on 2011-06-30 02:30 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] cmonkatiekatie.livejournal.com
I don't know Dragonage at all, AND YET. These are super stunning. I think your faces in particle really draw the viewer in. There's so much there. I can't even say enough about these, for real.

on 2011-06-30 10:59 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loobeeinthesky.livejournal.com
The whole game is just stunning design wise, so I was lucky to be able to draw from that XD Thank you so much ♥ Once I used to draw manga style so changing back to western style sort of suits me because I found detailed faces to be amazingly fun to draw ♥

on 2011-06-30 06:00 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] johanirae.livejournal.com
WOOOO darling these are just GORGEOUS. The mood and the masculinity of the characters...

on 2011-06-30 11:01 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loobeeinthesky.livejournal.com
Thank you hun ♥ Once upon a time I used to draw nothing but pretty boys, so it's been a been a bit of a change for me to draw more masculine guys. I blame Tom Hardy XD

on 2011-06-30 07:43 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] evillunatic.livejournal.com
ugh, "same face"... So hard not to fall into that trap...orz I mean even pros like Dreamworks do it. D: Nonetheless, your art is gorgeous as always, even if I'm clueless about the source. *_____* Although I might change that soon, cause HOT DAMN those are some good looking men. > w>

on 2011-06-30 11:05 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loobeeinthesky.livejournal.com
It's such a pain, even worst when you get it into your head that you're doing it all the time and you go over all your art trying to find it ;_; LOL I remember that meme that showed all the same Dreamworks face, so yeah i'll keep that in mind when I'm drawing XD

Thanks hun ♥ He i would say the source for the first two guys is more than worth checking out. I have a bit of a crush on Hawke, and Anders VA is lovely ♥

on 2011-07-01 03:57 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] keelain.livejournal.com
HAHAHHA there would have been so much irony had you said that you didn't like your art AND THEN POSTED ALL OF THIS AWESOMENESS I really did almost miss this since I keep checking out stuff on my phone! It's so cool to see some original stuff from you 8D And yeah! that tattoo totally looks awesome!

on 2011-07-07 03:46 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] cathalin.livejournal.com
Okay, these are incredible! Listen, I friended you, just wanted to let you know (no pressure to do so back!)... I just don't want to miss any of your amazing art, and it looks like we have lots of common interests as well. <3

I saw your note on another post about how it seems like all of fandom's moved on to twitter, and I feel that way also, twitter and tumblr! Those are fine but they're just not the way I prefer to communicate, so I just do my thing and figure I'll catch the main fandom events eventually haha.:D

on 2011-07-07 04:41 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loobeeinthesky.livejournal.com
Thank you for both the wonderful comment and for friending me. I'll definitely friend you back, it's wonderful meeting new friends through shared fandoms XD

It's so sad that they are. I find it hard to talk to people properly, as you're having to shorten what you'd like to say all the time (and well you can't really talk on Tumblr at all) Thankfully most things tend to make their way back here, eventually XD


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