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Buffyverse and Beyond - nmcil12
Graphics - James Marsters Now 
6th-Apr-2016 01:31 am [graphics, james marsters, manips, spike, wall papers]
New Series -  James Marsters Now studies - wall paper drawing study.  Trying to learn new PS techniques as well as working with larger sizes.  Hope you like.

6th-Apr-2016 04:57 pm (UTC)
Wonderful work, adding a bit of color to b/w pencil was a great idea!
6th-Apr-2016 06:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks MUCH for your comments - I've been needing to push myself for some time and being introduced to some great drawing action filters inspired me to finally commit to learning new techniques for my fanart. I LOVED the drawing action filter I was introduced to but decided that ultimately it was not really going to be my original work anymore since all I was doing was applying another artist's work on mine. Better for me to actually do my own learning and develop my skills instead.

I am going to post a new quick sketch and digital additions a bit later - hope you will check it out as well.

No if I could only figure out how to get a friggin banner on my LJ page it would make my year - I have tried so many times without success.

Edited at 2016-04-06 06:18 pm (UTC)
6th-Apr-2016 08:19 pm (UTC)
Excellent work!

7th-Apr-2016 01:14 am (UTC)
velvetwhip -

Thank You very much- appreciate the comments.
7th-Apr-2016 03:16 am (UTC)
This is so awesome!! Did you draw this first by hand or did you draw it in Photoshop?
7th-Apr-2016 05:26 am (UTC)
I wish I could draw this well -I have done several paintings of Spike-James Marsters but the style is totally different. This is done applying various brushes and strokes digitally on an photograph which was converted to b/w then washed out to minimal facial features which I painted over in layers.

I spent hours trying to recreate the effects on a tutorial and eventually had to give up on doing a recreation as his skin ended up looking like bunch of patches - so I kept working until I got something that at I could live with.

Thanks for taking a look and for your feedback.
7th-Apr-2016 10:10 pm (UTC)
That's amazing!
Oddly I'm not a real fan of JM, I love Spike and I love his acting, but I don't even find him particularly beautiful if he's not Spike (weird, I know). But this is stunning and makes me reconsider!
8th-Apr-2016 05:46 am (UTC)
I'm there with you - Spike is the character/individual that I love and James Marsters - I LOVE LOVE LOVE him as Spike. I follow him as a fan because of his awesome interpretation and performance of Spike. As for looks - again, he was awesome in his Spike persona and that bleach blond hair.
9th-Apr-2016 03:23 am (UTC) - The Sunnydale Herald Newsletter, Friday, April 8, 2016
User chasingdemons referenced to your post from The Sunnydale Herald Newsletter, Friday, April 8, 2016 saying: [...] [Images, Audio & Video] Artwork: James Marsters Now (part 1) [...]
9th-Apr-2016 05:27 pm (UTC) - Re: The Sunnydale Herald Newsletter, Friday, April 8, 2016
Thank You So Much - You made my Buffyverse Fan a Happy Day with this.
9th-Apr-2016 06:25 pm (UTC)
very effective- you must have a lot of patience! I read the 'how' upstream.
11th-Apr-2016 04:47 am (UTC)
Thanks for checking out my artwork - very much appreciated. I determined to learn new skills with my tablet.
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