~Calypso's Arts~

      ~Calypso's Arts~

      ***LOTS OF ARTISTIC NUDITY***

      Alright, so, I'm not super proud of anything in here, but it's interesting to look back on my past work and compare with how much I've improved!

      Feel free to critique, I'm pretty hard to offend and not particularly attached to anything in here, so no worries, as long as you're not being mean, because then I will slap a bitch. Hope you enjoy either way!

      Oh! Also, I apologize for the quality of a lot of this stuff; most of them I took pics of with my phone, soo might not be the greatest. :x

      SUPER OLD STUFF

      This was done with a mouse. Entirely. Never again.


      Sucks that they cancelled this show :(


      SUPER ANGSTY HIGHSCHOOL YEAH!


      Never finished this shit.


      NEVER FINISHED THIS SHIT EITHER


      Okay. Last super old one for now.


      NOT SO OLD STUFF

      I actually submitted this for the ZU art contest and won first place here back in 2009! Only art contest I've ever entered in, haha. Competition's too stiff now.


      Pastels


      This is actually on a rather large piece of hardboard. Used acryllic. Too mad I couldn't get a better pic, because I don't think this one does it justice. Ah well.


      Bad pic, made the face look squished for some reason.


      Last one for now.
      Calypso, you're, like, a hot mama at this. Knew for a while you've been studying art, but guessed right that hadn't started a thread or had shown posts with fan art or coursework.
      Your pastel life drawings are really, really well-done. Lots of value and wonderful color in there, and the gestural marks really nail the drawings. I could never get into pastels myself, so these are outstanding for me.
      I totes remember that Ponyo image that won that contest so I'm like really happy to know it was yours. More, Calypso! <3
      Very nice arts Calypso, I like the one in pastels, cause I am a fan of the pastel myself, the colouring is very nice.

      the nudie one is......quite nice!

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      Theresa wrote:

      Monique, these are brilliant! :D I wasn't aware that you had an interest/talent for art! I love the variation for themes; from Ponyo to Lil Kim. Your art is rich and sassy.


      Thanks Theresa! I used to do exclusively fanart, but I've kinda shifted to more realistic stuff for my classes--i.e. nudes. Or hip-hop style stuff. But I wanna get back into some fanart too!

      IGNIS wrote:

      Calypso, you're, like, a hot mama at this. Knew for a while you've been studying art, but guessed right that hadn't started a thread or had shown posts with fan art or coursework.
      Your pastel life drawings are really, really well-done. Lots of value and wonderful color in there, and the gestural marks really nail the drawings. I could never get into pastels myself, so these are outstanding for me.
      I totes remember that Ponyo image that won that contest so I'm like really happy to know it was yours. More, Calypso! <3


      Haha, thanks, Ignis! I will certainly try to make more art--I'm pretty slow at drawing and always push it to the side, but I need to make an effort to continue :D

      zay wrote:

      Very nice arts Calypso, I like the one in pastels, cause I am a fan of the pastel myself, the colouring is very nice.

      the nudie one is......quite nice!


      Nudes are quite nice, aren't they? :p I hate pastels, and actually only one of those is, I think...the rest are conte, which is different and only comes in like four "colors".

      tnf wrote:

      I could burst into tears I'm so happy you started an art thread <3


      Heehee, thanks Amy! <3

      I'll try not to let it die!

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      These are amazing! <3 I'm going to be honest, I had no idea you did artsy stuff and I'm genuinely surprised and lost my jaw, haha. Absolutely fantastic! I want more. :D


      Aww, thanks Nesi--you always know how to flatter someone! Thanks so much for the compliments--I certainly have room for improvement, though!
      Eh, I'll post more slightly older sketches too.

      In spoilers cuz she nekkid:


      It's charcoal. charcoal sucksss

      moar nekkid


      it's foreshortened. foreshortening suckss

      Sketches of my husband. They definitely have flaws, some rather glaring, but it's kinda cool to see how I've improved



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      Slightly irrelevant, but I really like those nekkid wimminz, because they look like real women and not some overly perfect plastic thing. They have real curves and nice skin texture. If that makes sense?

      And I'm absolutely amazed by that last sketch. With a marker. Man. That's brilliant.

      (and it's so cute that you make sketches of your husband <33)
      You were always good, from what I can tell looking back at your old art, but seeing this, you have gotten so much better, it's so vibrant and real, I love that style, I'd love to see more from you!

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      This is an awesome gallery :). I like the range of styles you've posted, and all are nicely done!

      I've had a tablet for years, and sometimes it's still weird. I always feel like pieces I start by hand then take digital to use the tablet turn out better. A big part of ending with a good piece, in my experience, is to get the base drawn ASAP, so you don't nitpick and backtrack. And I can't draw nearly as fast with a tablet as I can with a pencil.
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      I really like your colouring style, and I think the way you colour really suits your art style. I mean, yeah Link doesn't looks exactly how he does from the official artwork, but you've put your own spin on it, and the colouring really complements they way you draw, I'm not sure how to explain it, but it really works well together and makes the piece pop.

      I really like these previous three updates, keep it up, I think you're a brilliant artist.

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