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08-05-2012, 02:40 PM

It looks like someone found a new toy to play with! :D

I once saw a beach ball just like this floating quite far into the sea and I wondered what kind of weird adventures it might have

I tried to use as few layers as possible, but as the painting advanced I wish I had chosen a bigger canvas, 2500 pixels per side or so...

I hope you like it!

D Akey
08-05-2012, 05:51 PM
Wonderful!!!!!! Very fanciful. This has just got to be the funnest sea monster ever! Hahah.

08-05-2012, 07:34 PM
A wonderful foray into the imagination :-)

08-05-2012, 08:43 PM
Wonderful!:) Love how you made the sea. Great work

Marilyn Anne
08-05-2012, 11:17 PM
I think you are quite creative!

08-06-2012, 12:18 AM
Great detailing coupled with the waves of the ocean....very unique fantasia

08-06-2012, 12:29 AM
Wonderful imagination, with a great painting

08-06-2012, 01:02 AM
Quite the sea monster, really like the colours you used, all in all a delightful painting.

08-06-2012, 01:05 AM
My English is not that good, so bring it to the Point, i love it.

08-06-2012, 02:52 AM
great fun but so expertly done , I like Silvy love the way you painted the water and the Octopus's tentacle in bright oranges and yellow curling around the ball... amazing

08-06-2012, 09:12 AM
Nice painting and unique perspective. I like this very much!

08-06-2012, 09:15 PM
This would make a terrific cover of a storybook called The advebtures of a beach ball. Love it and welcome Alexa to a great forum:)

08-06-2012, 10:46 PM
This is fantastic Alexa. Delightful to view, fun, and so well done.

08-07-2012, 02:18 PM
Thank you all for your kind comments, I'm glad you liked it!

08-15-2012, 05:50 PM

I hope you've seen Blade Runner, otherwise the illustration won't make any sense... :p

That's one of my favorite movies; I often play it in the background while I get some work done... Hopefully they will re-release it in cinemas so I can see it as my dad experienced it... those of you who did see it in a proper movie theater, I envy you.

08-15-2012, 10:00 PM
Love your replicant cow:D
Background recalls the film very well.
It's also one of my favorite movies.
I was lucky to see the first version, the one with the voice-over by Harrison Ford (I think it is no more available).

D Akey
08-16-2012, 03:08 AM
Was a great movie. Funny, but I also would run it in the background while I was illustrating.

When I was in art school or just out of it (can't recall that detail), I saw it on the biggest screen, bigger than the original IMAX. It was a clean copy so no scratches. And the theater was nearly empty which was a pity for the theater owners, but GREAT and MEMORABLE for me. It will always be in my top 5 movies.

As much as I liked Star Wars for the scope, I liked this one for the deep richness of the world they created, Ridley Scott's vision, Sid Mead designs, and the use of that great music by Vangelis, the sound effects patina, and all the rest. The details were out of this world, though not off-world. And of course, the casting and acting could not have been better. And let us not forget Philip K Dick for the original idea. I dare say that the screenplay played better for me though in context. The source story was good, but the movie was brilliant.

I think that movie was the high water mark for most of those people and they never quite hit that level again (in my humble opinion). And much of that was largely owing to having seen that movie in that theater. It was perfection. Thanks for bringing it up.

And your illustration is very cool! I love your bright spin entering the heavy tone of a fairly dark source vision. You really know how to make an entrance! Hahah. I loved the line from the movie, "If you could only see what I've seen with your eyes. . ." Well, because you're an artist, I can! :rolleyes:;););)

Beautiful work.

08-16-2012, 03:02 PM
D Akey, many thanks for the absolutely cool memory of the film you have shared, I will file it along my dad's and hopefully sometime down the line it will get a re-release in cinemas!... What I enjoy the most is the "noir" atmosphere it creates and its ability to pull you into the world.

My favorite line, strangely, doesn't come from any of the main cast characters, rather, it's the announcer at the club saying "Ladies and Gentlemen, Taffey Lewis presents Miss Salome and the snake. Watch her take pleasure from the serpent that once corrupted man", followed by that kooky music... Man, that must be completely wrong to watch! :p

08-16-2012, 05:27 PM
Spectacular work! Isn't AR fun, challenging, and oh so rewarding?

08-16-2012, 08:05 PM
Love your latest painting Alexa, well done:)

08-24-2012, 04:13 AM

My favorite season is almost here!

The mix of late summer warmness and the cool promise of winter make it the season I feel more creative in... Summer is the worst; I do less and with less enthusiasm... must be the heat.

I rarely use vertical compositions, but it felt right for this illustration... I hope you like it! ;)

Also, I'm really starting to feel the lack of brushes, hopefully later verisons of Artrage will address this...:(

D Akey
08-25-2012, 03:12 AM
If you do a little exploration, you might find there are people who have posted their own brushes (I think. . . ) But you do so much with what you have.

By the way, the program is also designed to be very portable between Photoshop/Gimp and ArtRage including keeping the layers intact from one to the next. So if there is something in that program that you like using, it expands the range of possibilities. I must confess I haven't been doing much art for a long time so I can't give you particulars beyond that. Somebody might though. I think Misterpaint (mister paint?) was one for posting lots of cool extras. And there are others who are into all that angle.

This is another very cool painting. I would expect to see this on the walls at Taffy Lewis', owing to the forbidden fruit apple theme and the slippery slope.

I love your warm colors and your strong mark making. Brava!

10-14-2012, 06:11 AM

Several schoolmates have inquired about the software I use to make illustrations, and after I show them my tools, all have agreed that Artrage seems to be the most fun and accesible of the lot. They can even buy it on Steamworks now!:D

I still haven't decided if she's in costume or a real fairy... This one turned out well, I think, so I was considering using it for my bussiness cards (would it be legit for a student to have bussines cards?).:confused:

I've also noticed I tend to paint people with dark hair, definitely I need to make more readheads and blondes.

I hope you like it!

10-15-2012, 09:04 PM
You're a really masterful illustrator! Your works are spectacular and show great personality and a fantastic style. Bravissima!

10-16-2012, 10:20 AM
Alexa, these are fantastic illustrations, I dont see why you cant have your own business cards, just check around to make sure

10-16-2012, 02:05 PM
Thanks Caesar and Pat, I do try to make things as best as I can... I also belive the forum offers everyone an equal chance to learn and improve and I'm glad we all get to experience this era of digital art... we're comrades in arms!