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Si Titran wrote:

Sanding the piece too would help the paint stick. Are you planning on having it stay that pristine?

I sanded it some before painting, but not enough apparently.  And by pristine you mean am I going to add more damage?  Maybe a little more, but not right now.  I'm deeper into trying to figure out how I'm going to attach the ears, antenna, visor, and the inside padding/liner

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EPOXY

(but you'd need to repaint at that point....)

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Hmm, it looks a little flat to me, like not much detail in the paint job. Thats just me though

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Finally done for anybody who cares to see:  My Mando self portrait 

http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Ralin_Drakus/SP1.jpg

Close Up of Ralin

Close Up of Mando I

Close Up of Mando II

Will post a pic of my Mythosaur Skull as soon as I can

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Very nice, Ralin. How did the teacher react?

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well done, ner vod.

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WOW, awesome job RD!

looks great! big_smile

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Thanks for the kind comments vode   

Werda Verd wrote:

Very nice, Ralin. How did the teacher react?

eh, he liked it, but he's a typical art'sy kinda dude... old hippy that he is   tongue   He likes weird *imho* sorts or art: abstract and such.  Really off the wall sort of things.  On top of that, I'm far from the best artist in the class; theres a few in my begining level that WILL be pros.... or if they don't it'd be a crime, and the higher level artists are in my class to *all the different levels meet during the same class period.* 

But he did like it.  I think he was impressed with my progress compared to my first drawings, and was satisfied that it looked more-or-less like me

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60 (edited by Terra Saturday, November 22, 2008 2:11 pm)

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Really nice. I'd add some shadows in the background of your characters so the pale parts stick out a bit more, but it's really good. Congrats. smile

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Thanks Terra  smile

Here's my version of the Mando DeathHead skull I've been working on:

http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Ralin_Drakus/RDs-New-Art-3.jpg

Closer Shot of the Eye

Here's the first drawing I made that I was really proud of in this class:

http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Ralin_Drakus/RDs-New-Art-13.jpg

Close Up of 109

Close Up of Osprey

And this is the project that set me on the Mando theme I'm still rolling with:

http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Ralin_Drakus/RDs-New-Art-6.jpg

Close Up of the Mech

Close Up of Me

That's all I got for now.  Just finished the skull today, and now when I look at the Mando'a lettering that's off center from eachother on the sides I'm tempted to try and fix that.  So I probably won't have anything new up for some time.  I do want to draw a friend of mine in his armor, maybe with my character as he's been portrayed up to now, and I've also got a concept for my character alone shown from behind as he looks back over my shoulder.

Will post updates on what I'm working on if anybody's interested,

---RD

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NICE stuff, Ralin! Looks really good, especially the skull. And liking the Mando'a lettering!

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63 (edited by Terra Tuesday, November 25, 2008 7:45 pm)

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I really love the little drips at the bottom of the horns. And the texture of the skull itself too. Myself I'd try to add more shadows so it's all more visible but maybe you want them like that, it's very personal.

I always knew you were good. Getting even better. Now I get what you mean by the blood you were seeing at the bottom of the skull, I was never sure what that was on the basic versions. Your illustrations must have been a lot of work.

Cast iron and treadmills? Oh yes. Still sculpting me to what I really want to be, and I love it. :)

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Thanks Terra and WV  smile

I played with the skull a little more yesterday, but didn't have my camera with me to get an updated shot.  Made the dimond/shield a touch darker, and moved the Mando'a word on the upper left a little higher so it matches with the one on the other side a little better.

I have a concept for another Mando drawing; will post updates on it as I can

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Very nice stuff. big_smile I liked the mandos on the first pic. wink

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Your work is wonderful, Ralin. I especially liked the portrait of you and the two anonymous Mandos. That drawing with the walkers is also fantastic (what do the speech bubbles say?).

Mandalorians - very good at providing little deaths in large quantities.

67 (edited by Ralin Drakus Monday, December 1, 2008 11:47 pm)

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Thanks a lot  smile

In the mech drawing, the radio bubble my guy is recieving through his antenna is supposed to be a message from base or where-ever, saying "Your reinforcements should be arriving any moment", speaking of the Mecks.  So my dude is saying back "I think they're here..."  or something to that affect, I don't have the pic with me and it's been a while since I drew it

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I've finally got an armor update to post. 

http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Ralin_Drakus/ArmorUpdate11.jpg

http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Ralin_Drakus/ArmorUpdate12.jpg

Only the vest is anywhere near done in the pics, so no, it's not going to look THAT getto when I'm done   tongue   Gaunts still need to be trimmed and painted.  Helmet still needs to have the visor permanently attached, cushoning installed, and the antenna AND ears added *sigh.*  Still need a flight suit *no, I'm NOT using what you see in the pic*, and after all that, I need to find some weapons for it all.  But, at least there's SOME progress. 

Hoping to have something wearable in time for the Fiesta Bowl, where the Mercs have been invited to march     big_smile

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Looks good, vod. Progress is good. I need to make some progress on my own. Only got the helmet painted silver.

Anyways, can't wait to see more.

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Thanks Werda!

Those were all the down sides that I noted.  On the brighter side, I DO seem to have just about everything I need to get it up and at least decent looking withing a fairly short amount of time.  I also found something I can use for a kama, which I'd been lacking up to now, and I'll have my gaunts painted before the day is over I hope.

Also, I WILL have a flight suit in time for the parade, but it'll have to be black rather then gray.  I'll compensate for that be marching as Ralin's father Konnar rather then myself.  This also gives me some options with other items, as his armor and look I never really thought out completely.  I'll probalby use my combat boots instead of my tall riding boots, and maybe some other changes that I'll incorporate along the way.

Finally, here's my last drawing I did for school; forgot to post it with the images above: 

http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Ralin_Drakus/RalinsArt-Distant-Battle.jpg

It was kinda of a rush job, as the end of the semester came faster then I was expecting, so I'm not really happy with the jet pack or some of the other elements I used on Ralin.   But I really like the pose and how it worked with the smoke in the distance.  Hope you like  big_smile

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i love it....
why couldnt u write star wars instead of Lucas?

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Ralin Drakus wrote:

Finally done for anybody who cares to see:  My Mando self portrait 

http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg17 … us/SP1.jpg

Close Up of Ralin

Close Up of Mando I

Close Up of Mando II

Will post a pic of my Mythosaur Skull as soon as I can

---RD

wow the mando on the right has a sick helmet......sweeeeet. great drawings vod.

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great artwork, ner vod. these guys would make excellent fan-fic characters, especially with that Mythosaur skull.

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I like your costume Ralin. smile

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Hey, thanks vode!

And Kaiza, now that's a LOT of praise, thanks man.  Though to give credit where credit is due, I could NEVER have come up with the monster that is Star Wars as Lucas did.  I'm just glad if I'm not too bad at adding a little Mando lovin' to the EU    big_smile

And I just noticed how vastly outdated my armor pics are here; completely forgot to keep ya'll posted on that.  Check my picture section HERE for my latest pics.  Unfortunately the helmet hasn't advanced yet, however I've finally got all the nesessary pieces.  Had to grind them down and paint them a couple times, but they're all set to be attached, I just need to find the time to do it.  The flight suit is black in the pics only because I can't find something decent in a shade of gray I like.  Will try to fix that before ComicCon, but I have to admit I like the black suit.

And Fett_II, only the Mando dude on my right in the self portrait is annonimous.  The Tiger-Stripe Mando chick on my left is my FanFic GF   wink

I have a new drawing completed for the semester I'm in that I think is pretty good, will post it here or at least on my MySpace before too long I hope.  I've also just completed a piece of a FanFic for my Creative Writing class that I'll try to get posted here as well.  If you can't wait for that though, it's in my MySpace's blog section *its the only blog I have up, so shouldn't be hard to find.*

Later vode!

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