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bassetsketch
04-08-2007, 06:51 PM
hello, i'm new aroud here, but i've been using ArtRage since new years.
i'm only using the free version, but i'll get the full one after the next pay :)

i hope the images show up right this time...

bassetsketch
04-08-2007, 06:53 PM
the other two

D Akey
04-08-2007, 07:43 PM
Great!

Looks like you're straddling a painting and animation style.

Which will win? Heh. Both are very good.

ENCHANTER
04-08-2007, 09:43 PM
these are wonderful.more please
:D

AndyRage
04-08-2007, 10:54 PM
Very cool style - love the painted anime look.

bassetsketch
04-09-2007, 06:27 AM
D Akey: haha, i'm trying to integrate the two, see what the result might be :wink:

ENCHANTER: thanks :) this thread will be updated weekly

AndyRage: glad you like it. i was afraid it might be too rough-lookin' :P

pai
04-09-2007, 06:33 AM
Hi Basset,

Welcome to the forum. :D Your drawings are very dynamic. They show you have a very solid drawing skill. I like the way you use color too. So hard to pick the one I like, they are all good. I tend to like the Hirai one, the mood in the painting with the color.

florida girl
04-09-2007, 03:37 PM
Hello Basset,
Welcome to the Forums!
I agree with pai, your art is very dynamic & skillful... I'm partial to your "In search of mushrooms - bebop" (Simply because its fun & adventurous & the Puppy is Smiling!) :D

Kind Regards,
Florida Girl 8)

tinzo
04-09-2007, 10:59 PM
Hi basset, I love the free style of your painting and how you've used your colours. my fav is your lion on the beach. Excellent. :)

maror
04-10-2007, 04:01 AM
happy welcome in here

great work you've there....love the protrait the most!

hope to see more

greez

bassetsketch
04-10-2007, 08:00 PM
pai: i'm afraid that the colours in Hirai owe they're tones to photoshop adjustments :oops: but thanks :)
florida girl: hello! that one's my personal fav too, it was a lot fun to paint :D thanks for stoppin' by.
tinzo: glad you like'em, i've been gapping at your paintings for quite some time before deciding to try artrage, and boy i'm glad i did.:mrgreen:
maror: thanks for lookin', hopefully this'll be updated weekly (:

tinzo
04-11-2007, 03:40 AM
Thanks basset, keep up the good work, you have an outstanding talent.

DaveRage
04-11-2007, 12:19 PM
Great work, these are awesome and the Cowboy Bebop one is a lot of fun. Now I've got that song going around in my head :D

bassetsketch
04-14-2007, 04:33 PM
Dave: haha thanks, the soundtrack is memorable indeed

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this was made for a contest thinger, so i took someone's rough lines and painted them in ArtRage :D

i've GOT to get the full version soon, colouring lines without layer functions just kills the fun...

oh and the bg is just a paint-over from a photo :roll:

bassetsketch
04-24-2007, 08:28 PM
the newest one :)

Chesta & The Vision of Escaflowne © Kazuki Akane, Studio: Sunrise

AndyRage
04-24-2007, 10:13 PM
Oh those are just fantastic!
Yup, you should definitely get the full version. You'll enjoy the layers, soft airbrush, reference images pinned to you canvas, and many other things.

Mind you, your work is just stunning as it is!

bassetsketch
04-29-2007, 11:47 PM
this one took me two days, never done one this...complicated before.
AndyRage: havn't gotten any commissions lately so 'm still painting on one layer :( but thnks for lookin' (:

AndyRage
04-30-2007, 12:06 AM
Y'know, I just saw the fullsized version of that painting from your blog site.
It's a fantastic painting - very dynamic and detailed. I love it.

tinzo
04-30-2007, 02:33 AM
Hi bassetsketch, two very nicely done portraits my friend, yes you should get the full version of AR, it as so much more than the trial version. Keep up the good work.

jacktar51
04-30-2007, 04:51 AM
I am getting like an echo...very good paintings I like all of them...Jack.

pai
05-03-2007, 12:13 PM
Hi bassetsketch,

The last one is excellent. So much details and colors on it. Especially the light and shading part are very nice. I like it. Wish I can do that. You're really good. :D More please.

bupaje
05-03-2007, 01:36 PM
Wow, truly spectacular work. I love them all. Great work on your other sites as well, bookmarked them.

OT: You might want to create a second blog on animationblogspot.com for your animation stuff; could generate some good traffic.

bassetsketch
05-03-2007, 05:03 PM
thnks guys
i just got the full version, but i've also just got a part-time job, so i'll have to find time to play with it...can't wait though :P

AndyRage: thnks so much!
tinzo: thanks, i'll explore the full version this weekend.
jacktar51: glad you like them ._.
pai:hey again, more coming :D
bupaje:thanks for the heads up on the animationblog, you're right, maybe i'll get some commissions from that o_o opportunities!!! :wink:

bupaje
05-03-2007, 08:24 PM
I've been on a few weeks and posting regular so I have maybe 40 posts or so. Between the new posts that show on thier "recent' index and the 'random' posts they show, plus the banner they allow which shows randomly on all the sites in thier network I have gotten up to 250-500 page views on the day I post a new item, so short posts several times per week rather than all your art at once will keep traffic flowing.

bassetsketch
05-13-2007, 03:16 PM
a little something for mums :)

i wanted to print it out this weekend, but all the print shops around here are closed on sat-sun =_= dammit

AndyRage:i've got the full video, leave a word if u want it :wink:

pai
05-13-2007, 07:49 PM
The bunny is so cute. Mom's going to love it. :D

bassetsketch
05-15-2007, 02:51 AM
pai: haha, hopefully, it'll be 1 day late tho :cry:

D Akey
05-15-2007, 09:11 AM
Really rich painting sensibilities you have. Excellent use of color, and i like your purposeful paint strokes. You paint like a professional illustrator. Very direct and with economy. Nothing wasted.

Bumble
05-15-2007, 09:14 AM
Great Paintings.....love the cute Bunny :D

bassetsketch
06-03-2007, 04:18 PM
most recent one, except the process vid was screwed up, dunno if it was my PC's fault or the programs', ctrl+z stopped working >_>;;;

Fashmir
06-03-2007, 05:32 PM
bassetsketch- These are all very fun to see. I like your subjects. Nice work.

screenpainter
06-03-2007, 05:58 PM
You are very talented my friend. Enjoyed the gallery much.

pretty genius
06-05-2007, 12:22 AM
i like your drawing very much .......... it is very cute :!: :D

bassetsketch
06-24-2007, 09:14 PM
ah finally summer break :)
and my first artrage painting since...a long time.
just re-familiarizing myself with artrage

the process vid was saved, i'll upload it to youtube sometime tomorrow to http://youtube.com/profile?user=torokitoroki
you can check it out there xD

Wikash
06-24-2007, 10:30 PM
I like your styley! :o

Nika
06-25-2007, 12:41 AM
Wondeful gallery. Great style :)

D Akey
06-25-2007, 06:43 AM
Wonderful!

If we're talking about the animation, that's a lot of time and effort!

Nice stuff.

Hope it gets you lots of work.

:D :D :D

bassetsketch
06-25-2007, 06:14 PM
glad u like'em :)

D Akey: haha, i wasn't talkin' about the animation, but thnks for takin' a look 'nyways.
i've uploaded the vid and original file to http://bassetsketch.blogspot.com

pai
06-26-2007, 09:29 AM
hi bassetsketch,

it's nice to see you back and have a nice painting. i've checked out your video in your blog. It's very nice drawing.

D Akey
06-26-2007, 11:07 AM
:lol:

rik
06-28-2007, 10:06 AM
As a non artist these pictures just speak volumes. Great expression of mood in the portraits. A wonderful talent to possess.

bassetsketch
07-03-2007, 09:26 PM
here's a little colour-job i did, for a contest which i missed the deadline for... :cry:

but on the brighter side, i never thought artrage could handle rendering to a professional finish :o

this is my first time opening a psd file in artrage too, such a nice system :3
although it'd be nice to be able to export as a psd file too... :wink:

screenpainter
07-03-2007, 09:37 PM
Wow. That is an amazing piece of art. Extremely well done. Just fantastic!

Wikash
07-03-2007, 10:33 PM
your style totally rocks mang!! :o

AndyRage
07-03-2007, 10:54 PM
this is my first time opening a psd file in artrage too, such a nice system :3
although it'd be nice to be able to export as a psd file too... :wink:

You can export as a PSD file with all the layers and blend modes intact.
From the ArtRage file menu, choose 'Export as Image', and choose PSD as the export type.

Stunning artwork, as always!

jacktar51
07-03-2007, 11:06 PM
I am very impressed with your artwork,and your gallery....very nice work...Jack.

D Akey
07-04-2007, 01:53 AM
I like the color of your samurai. You pushed it far, so it's very colorful, but it feels right, it supports the planes, and is not in the least distracting. You made a good drawing better with your color.
:D

bassetsketch
07-04-2007, 09:30 AM
haha. thnks guys.

Andy: O_O ur right *goes to fix image* thanks a bunch!!!

bassetsketch
07-15-2007, 03:11 PM
new post
practicing drawing women :)

process vid here http://youtube.com/watch?v=dFOP_MH9XRo

screenpainter
07-15-2007, 04:29 PM
Beautiful. Drawing, Painting, and model.

marcotronic
07-15-2007, 10:04 PM
wow!!!!! I´m deeply impressed by your pictures and your drawing style. You are soooo talented. Excellent. master class.

Thanks a lot for sharing your technique. The video also shows that you are really gifted.

Marco

Nika
07-16-2007, 03:12 AM
Realy nice :)

bugfix
07-16-2007, 04:24 AM
Very nice one!

bassetsketch
07-17-2007, 06:56 PM
here's the finished painting of the WIP shown here http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7319

it's for a contest on dA, ref used for girl.
everything in there should hold special meaning to chinese people xD

Taron
07-17-2007, 07:39 PM
Very nice translations! Great job! :D
I like the style!

Nika
07-17-2007, 11:27 PM
Great work :)

screenpainter
07-18-2007, 01:38 AM
Wonderful. omg... that turned out so beautiful. Great job on the ellipse too. :D

tinzo
07-18-2007, 06:29 AM
Excellent work, I love your style.

D Akey
07-18-2007, 08:03 AM
I'm not Chinese, so I'll have to take your word for it.

Nice.

ENCHANTER
07-18-2007, 09:47 AM
excellent work

love it :D

pai
07-19-2007, 04:10 PM
Hi Basset,

You captured so well on the Chinese people. I especially like the last one with all those Chinese like furniture. The moon cake festival has a story for homesick people like me. It created the lonely mood in the painting That's excellent painting.

bassetsketch
07-23-2007, 11:27 AM
glad u like'em guys :)

pai: haha, good to have someone who understands what i'm tryin' to say, altho, on second thought, it might not be so good after all :cry:

bassetsketch
07-30-2007, 03:23 PM
referenced from a screen shot from [Return of the condor heroes] 1995
the good lookin' Mongolian ruler xD
lov this adaptation of the novel

process video and file at 100% zoom >> http://bassetsketch.blogspot.com/2007/07/painting-process-kubilai.html

Selby
07-30-2007, 05:36 PM
love how you've captured the detail in his clothes


Selby

jacktar51
07-30-2007, 06:13 PM
bassetsketch...great Painting Mike,good artistry....Jack.

screenpainter
07-30-2007, 08:39 PM
It's Wonderful! Color, lighting and painting style. Love it.

bassetsketch
07-31-2007, 06:41 AM
thnks guys :)
lol. i only painted this because the screen shot looked so very "paintable" :lol:

Nika
07-31-2007, 06:46 AM
Wonderful portrait :)

D Akey
07-31-2007, 06:53 AM
Good.

ENCHANTER
07-31-2007, 08:49 AM
im sure he would have paid you riches , looks good :D

bassetsketch
07-31-2007, 02:45 PM
lol, ENCHANTER, yea i wish :P

taojones
07-31-2007, 05:28 PM
lokks great..and thanks for video...regards tao

bassetsketch
08-04-2007, 09:59 PM
this is THE most tragic hero ever in Wuxia fiction
Xiao Feng from [Demi-Gods Semi-Demons] the tvb series of 1997.
(shutters at the 2003 mainland remake ><;; )


um... also trying out my first monotone, and the updated ArtRage 2.5 :)

process vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3l40OFGWF8k
original file here: http://bassetsketch.blogspot.com/2007/08/painting-process-wuxia-hero.html

shirly
08-04-2007, 11:42 PM
I AM SOOOOOOOO IMPRESSED BY YOUR WORK.......
THEY ARE SO PERFECT.....ESPECIALLY THE PORTRAITS!!!!
EXCELLENT PAINTINGS!!
KEEP GOING..




SHIRLY

900fy
08-05-2007, 12:26 AM
Your works are just great, I'm aslo realy impressed by them and I realy like your style.

cheers

D Akey
08-05-2007, 12:28 AM
Very cinematic.
:D

maror
08-05-2007, 12:30 AM
breathtaking pieces... and cool prgress vid's!

Go on!

Greez

maror

bassetsketch
08-05-2007, 05:20 AM
thnks guys.

maror: glad u checked out the vid too :P

ÄlveKatt
08-05-2007, 05:27 AM
Wow! Your art is lovely. I like Escaflowne too.

Paint more Jajuka? Please? :D

ENCHANTER
08-05-2007, 08:21 AM
GREAT VIDEO DEMO
and amazing painting :D

screenpainter
08-05-2007, 09:19 AM
Brilliant portrait and drawing style that last one. Wonderful.

wfd
08-05-2007, 09:54 AM
I love them all, color, style and mood...excellent.

wfd

pai
08-05-2007, 12:30 PM
Hi Basset,

Your recent Asian paintings are excellent. I like them all especially Khubilai Khan piece. The mood is good. :D

bassetsketch
08-05-2007, 03:52 PM
ÄlveKatt: lol. jajuka is very paint-able :D

pai: i've been watching a lot of tvb series from the 90s lately, so everything i paint/draw seem to be very asian >_>;;

tinzo
08-09-2007, 03:15 AM
Great work my friend..keep em coming.

bassetsketch
08-15-2007, 03:45 PM
the completed piece for a contest on dA

first and second half put together here :)

just a little something to remind you that when you're stuck with a painting, go read a book, the arts are supposed to aid each other. you are never your own best friend, so look els where for inspirations :)

many many Chinese symbolisms at work here >_>;;;

here's 100%zoom for details http://bassetsketch.blogspot.com/2007/08/chinesiest-painting-from-me.html

RobertSWade
08-15-2007, 04:18 PM
They seem to be yearning for each other. Very evocotive.

screenpainter
08-15-2007, 07:38 PM
Both wonderful. Amazing how they get even more beautiful when you zoom in. You can really see the time and talent invested in these.

Nika
08-15-2007, 11:49 PM
Great work :)

erwinsoo
08-16-2007, 12:16 AM
Reminds me of the movie vid from BAD DAY .. the one by Daniel Powter... :oops:

bassetsketch
08-16-2007, 10:26 AM
erwinsoo lol, maybe, but that was one of the better mv's with an actual storyline o_o

AndyRage
08-16-2007, 11:20 AM
Stunning stuff, bassetsketch. Those two scenes are brilliant together.

pai
08-16-2007, 05:10 PM
So much to see in your two paintings when put together and the title of it. Great work!

bassetsketch
08-18-2007, 01:33 AM
thanks for lookin' and glad u like'em guys :)
here's another rather quick one (3 hours)

just tryin' out different uses of the tools in ArtRage to simulate traditional Chinese brush work

because i really miss doin' all that brush stuff with ink, but am scared of ink on the carpet =_=;;

process vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elcG1pjIkvk&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fbassetsketch%2Eblogspot%2Ecom%2F

full view: http://bassetsketch.blogspot.com/2007/08/painting-process-chinese-tiger.html

AndyRage
08-18-2007, 09:41 AM
I just had to show this painting off to friends. Bassetsketch this is really wonderful. Your ink style is just gorgeous.

pai
08-18-2007, 01:08 PM
Hi Basset,

Looks like you've been doing the actual Chinese painting for awhile. Really beautiful one. :D

Bumble
08-18-2007, 01:12 PM
Hi Basset, I just adore your last painting..wonderful :D :D

screenpainter
08-18-2007, 09:20 PM
That is awesome. Looks just like sumi-e.

bassetsketch
08-19-2007, 10:58 AM
thanks guys, glad u like'em :)

pai: i studied 3 years of traditional chinese painting back in grade school xD

Selby
08-19-2007, 11:24 AM
wow thats amazing basset...incredible the different brush styles you can get art rage to create...thanks for including the progress video..i enjoyed that as much as the finished art..its always informative and enjoyable to see how others work :D makes me feel all inspired for the new day :D


Selby :D

smn88162
10-03-2007, 01:08 PM
those are amazing, especially only using the free version!

Caesar
10-03-2007, 09:41 PM
Wonderful llustrations and painting. I like the style and the content of the last ones the most which I believe have an high professional and artistic level.

bassetsketch
10-14-2007, 09:43 PM
thnks guys :)

been lookin' at Tinzo's paintings, makin' me really wanna paint skys >_>;;

some new stuff; the girl profile was doodled up in school with the free version, the nightsky piece was finished just now with the full 2.5 version, both took around 1.5 hours each. speed painting :lol:

process vid and 100% zoom (you'll want to zoom in for this one...)
get'em here: http://bassetsketch.blogspot.com/2007/10/spirited-away-painting-process.html

pai
10-14-2007, 09:53 PM
Very beautiful brush strokes and color palette. :D

bassetsketch
10-15-2007, 08:00 PM
thanks pai :) i tend to stay a little monochrome

bassetsketch
10-30-2007, 04:35 AM
here's the process video of the latter one

http://bassetsketch.blogspot.com/2007/10/mononoke-painting-process.html

pai
10-30-2007, 04:39 AM
Hi Basset,

I missed your art works. The Pope portrait are wonderful but I really like Princess Mononoke one. They both are excellent. :D

bassetsketch
11-14-2007, 07:42 PM
done in school...again...
topic chosen by classmate :)

program: ArtRage2.0 free version
edited in PhotoshopElements3.0