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Life is Strange by TheAvatar1213
Life is Strange
SPOILER WARNING

So.... this has been the bane of my existence for the past few weeks. At my school, there is a class I took which is essentially "Make a project for yourself and do it". Around that time, I was in the thick of playing the masterful game, Life is Strange by DONTNOD Entertainment. I wanted to do another (what I coined) "Conceptual drawing", which is essentially a tribute to a movie/game/show etc  I love and I interlace symbolism into damn near every detail I create. This one here I was foaming at the mouth with ideas and wrote them all down (that comes into play later).

This was my first ever digital portrait/drawing/thing. I used the Wacom Intuos Pro tablet at school for the whole thing and some filters for texture. This took me at the absolute bare minimum 60 hours. I would work on it during lunch every day for an hour, work on it for two hours in between class every day, and come in on my days off to work on it some. And at home as well. I wanted to make this the best I possibly could, and tribute not only the game itself but DONTNOD for making something so brilliant that really stuck with me. Not only for it being a fantastic game, but for how much it relates to real life and the lessons we can learn from it and how it applies to your own life.

There is a *lot* of symbolism in here. Even something so small as Max's hand position was specifically chosen and designed to mean something. If this does well, and I have time, I'll type that up so you all can enjoy the novel of symbolism and long as hell ramble. 

And my professor came up with a great idea, which is that I should scan my notes on this picture and put them as almost an "overlayed filter" over it all. My notes had quotes from Edward Lorenz, creator of the "Butterfly Effect" and "Chaos Theory" which is what this game is centralized around. And all the other notes are faintly visible, creating a very neat effect, I find. 


And it goes without saying that none of the characters or anything related to the game belong to me. It is fan art after all.




Time:
At the minimum, 60 hours

Materials 
None for once!

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Abraham's Army (The Walking Dead) by TheAvatar1213
Abraham's Army (The Walking Dead)
So during the drought waiting for Season 6, there was a convention for The Walking Dead happening. Called "Walker Stalker Con". I went last year and had a great time so I had to go again this year. A bunch of celebrities and actors go and do Photo Ops and signings and such. It's a great time! So this year I wanted to do something cool. So I drew all three of Abraham's Army (Eugene, Abraham, and Rosita) because I knew all three would be there. And I had all three of them sign my artwork! This took about 30 hours to do (got it done a day before the con!) All three of the actors (Josh, Christian, and Michael) are all *super* nice too. 


If you're a Walking Dead fan, check out Walker Stalker Con! It's a great time and I highly recommend it!


Total Time:
As said, probably somewhere around 30 hours or so

Materials:
Pencils (HB-8B)
Black conte crayon
Blending stumps
Sprayable fixative
(A gold marker the actors/actress used!)



Hope you like it! :D
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Francis Underwood by TheAvatar1213
Francis Underwood
Kevin Spacey's character, Francis Underwood, from Netflix's show, "House of Cards". I'm getting caught up on it, and it's a fantastic show and Kevin Spacey is such an awesome actor and his portrayal of Frank is like no other. So I wanted to draw something from it and... here you go. I want to try to do a full color picture soon, so I wanted to add a bit of color to this to kind of get me used to coloring in realism. So that's why I did the blood in red. 


Materials:

Pencil (up to 8B)
Black Conte Crayon
Blending Stumps
Red/Brown/Black colored pencils
Pennies to hold down the paper haha

Total time:

Somewhere around maybe... 10-15 hours?


Source:
wideshut.co.uk/wp-content/uplo…

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A classmate by TheAvatar1213
A classmate
So it finally happened; I just finished up my first art lesson/class. It was a good basic first class, and for the Final Exam/assignment, I had to draw a portrait of someone else. I chose a friend, and this is the result. Shockingly, it only took me about three days. I moved significantly fast with this one, and hope to keep up that momentum. I also got a black conte crayon in my class and wanted to use that to make the blacks here really stand out. Because all of my previous ones look pretty light. I like the results.

Materials:

Pencils 3B-8B
Black Conte Crayon
Kneaded eraser
Blending Stumps

Hope you like it! :D
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Tyrion Lannister by TheAvatar1213
Tyrion Lannister
So full disclosure, I haven't done *anything* in a while, and wanted to get that "spark" back with something simple...ish. And what better than a Game of Thrones character? That way it'll get me ready and thinking for my planned concept picture I want to do for the series! (well... *pictures*. Stay tuned!) I love Tyrion (who doesn't?) and saw this photo and knew I wanted to draw it. I started it back in like... late December 2014, but then completely forgot about it until this week. So I finished it up and I like how it came out. My *god*, the hair took forever. The beard too. But even so, I powered through it, and I like the finished product. As usual, pardon the kind of crap quality. It gets a bit distorted and loses some quality when I photograph it because my camera is kind of crap. But I tried to fix it up best I could. 



Total time:
Maybe like... 15 hours? Lost track


Materials:
Pencil (B-8B)
Tissue
Q-tips
Blending Stumps/Tortilions 
Kneaded eraser
Patience

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Hi I'm Nick. I mostly do Traditional art, but sometimes I do Digital... what else... I used to do mostlyy fanart of games or media, but that only held out interest for so long. I started to get more into realism and portraits. Take a look at my art for yourself and see! :D
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hellsheep Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I've looked through your gallery and have to say: man, you did some real great improvement. Keep going, your artwork is great!
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TheAvatar1213 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you so much! :D
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TheSwimmingPlant Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi ^ ^ i just wanted to say you're an amazing artist, and you don't get a fraction of the attention that you deserve :D truly amazing art bro!!
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TheAvatar1213 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you so much for that! It means a lot, really :)
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TheSwimmingPlant Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, pretty much XD I wanted to see what was behind the filter lol, but seriously- you need more watchers man! :D
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TheAvatar1213 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha thanks so much. As do you! But thanks for the kind words! I really appreciate it! :D
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lovinthemedia Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That film was amazing!
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TheAvatar1213 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! (Thanks for the :+fav:s and Watch as well!) :D
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lovinthemedia Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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