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Welcome back to The Loft!  A fun little space where we can share our love of creativity and help inspire each other to keep pursuing our passions.  Whether you're a hobbyist, full time artists/writer/crafter or simply curious and wanting to get started, this is an awesome group for you!

 

We had a lot of fun last time and I was really excited about how much interaction, activity and discussion we were having!  I'm really happy that so many people had a good time with this group and I hope to keep that momentum going as we move onto the next challenge!  I plan on using this thread not just to share art (though please if you have any art, writing, photos, videos, etc that you want to share, they are more than welcome here), but also to share tips and tricks, pose some topics, and just overall have a great time.  We are here to level up every aspect of our lives, especially our passions!

 

The doors are once again open!  Please step inside and explore The Loft! :D

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Topics of the Week!

 

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Week 1 Topic

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Following. But my battery is dying soo. I'll post more later.

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level 12 Hobbit Monk (respawned September 2016)
STR 4 | DEX 15 | CON 16 | STA 15 | WIS 33 | CHA 24 | Halfling | Newbie | Fencer and Bookworm

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 I'm exercising, because I want to get my stamina and strength. I enjoy medieevil swordmanship,  Tai Chi, yoga, aikido and fire spinning. I'm also a roleplaying nerd and a book worm. Let's fight the procrastination dragon!

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Weeeeee! happy new 4wc everyone! good to see y'all are back.

 

Lets get this party started, shall we? I'm going to start spamming my sketches right away. this is from last 3 days, and in case anyone is interested, the rest of the week is in my challenge thread (includding my very first attempt with inking one of my sketches)

 

So without further ado:

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Today's drawing will be uploaded once I scan it at night... 

 

Also, in case anyone here knows enough spanish and feels like reading crappy fiction written by an amateur, I'm writing a story, post by post here:

https://onirogenesis.wordpress.com

Although continuing the story is a better explanation. It used to be an idea I had for NaNoWriMo 2014 which I never got to develop past the first 6 chapters or so... But I think there is something there worth trying, so I'm trying to at least post there from time to time (ideally twice a week, but once a week is ok too).

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"Unfocused" Wizard // Rationalist of the order of Bayes

Lvl 5 Assassin. Lvl 33 Jack of all trades. 7 STR|6 DEX|7 STA|7 CON|16 WIS|8 CHA

Current challenge Wizard in the making: ero san's continuing road of magic

My drawings Sketchbook, Other afiliations The Loft

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You'd be surprised... I'm always looking for sketches from newbies, to gather more info on how that compares with my own experience...

 

 

But yes.

 

I'll speak for the rest of the group, but any creative activity is OK. (they better be, I intend on posting more than just drawings later this challenge) :D

 

On 5/6/2016 at 10:01 AM, BlackTezca said:

 

Whether you're a hobbyist, full time artists/writer/crafter or simply curious and wanting to get started, this is an awesome group for you!

 

 

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"Unfocused" Wizard // Rationalist of the order of Bayes

Lvl 5 Assassin. Lvl 33 Jack of all trades. 7 STR|6 DEX|7 STA|7 CON|16 WIS|8 CHA

Current challenge Wizard in the making: ero san's continuing road of magic

My drawings Sketchbook, Other afiliations The Loft

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Yesterday was not a very productive day, art-wise. Only this one, which is unfinished, as the lady got off the bus before I finished sketching her.

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I wonder if there is a trick to gain speed while sketching... hmmm

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"Unfocused" Wizard // Rationalist of the order of Bayes

Lvl 5 Assassin. Lvl 33 Jack of all trades. 7 STR|6 DEX|7 STA|7 CON|16 WIS|8 CHA

Current challenge Wizard in the making: ero san's continuing road of magic

My drawings Sketchbook, Other afiliations The Loft

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On 5/8/2016 at 6:42 AM, sterre said:

I'm doing a drawing quest this time so I'll totally tag along. :)

 

I'm not sure about posting my drawings, I don't exactly have a scanner so it would just be pictures of my sketchbook at best, but I can try.

Post them! low quality photo of drawing is better than no photo if you ask me... and you can upgrade later.

 

10 hours ago, pureleeawesome said:

Here for the drooling and someday future posting.

Hello there!

"Unfocused" Wizard // Rationalist of the order of Bayes

Lvl 5 Assassin. Lvl 33 Jack of all trades. 7 STR|6 DEX|7 STA|7 CON|16 WIS|8 CHA

Current challenge Wizard in the making: ero san's continuing road of magic

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Hey guys, I'm loving the idea of a crafts thread. I usually do more woodworking and crochet, but I'm getting married later this year and I am making a lot of the stuff for that. This weekend I started on the flowers. I'm pretty pleased so far but they are very time consuming 32f57d591e2ce5865f51759c4aac7b60.jpg

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OK, first of all, congratulations on getting married and also these:

4 minutes ago, ironmeg said:

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are pretty cool.

 

Are they difficult to do?

"Unfocused" Wizard // Rationalist of the order of Bayes

Lvl 5 Assassin. Lvl 33 Jack of all trades. 7 STR|6 DEX|7 STA|7 CON|16 WIS|8 CHA

Current challenge Wizard in the making: ero san's continuing road of magic

My drawings Sketchbook, Other afiliations The Loft

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On 5/7/2016 at 1:20 PM, jmk said:

I'm making sure this is for any crafting or just drawing? Nobody wants to see anything I would sketch!

 

On 5/7/2016 at 1:58 PM, erosan said:

You'd be surprised... I'm always looking for sketches from newbies, to gather more info on how that compares with my own experience...

 

But yes.

 

I'll speak for the rest of the group, but any creative activity is OK. (they better be, I intend on posting more than just drawings later this challenge) :D

 

 

 

@erosan is correct!  This group is for any creative activity!  From drawing or painting to crafting or writing, this group for everyone is to share their particular passion and work from that passion!  I'm glad you're here @jmk!

 

On 5/8/2016 at 1:43 AM, erosan said:

Yesterday was not a very productive day, art-wise. Only this one, which is unfinished, as the lady got off the bus before I finished sketching her.

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I wonder if there is a trick to gain speed while sketching... hmmm

 

Really like this profile!  Awesome line details and well done on capturing her expression!  There is a bit of a trick though it's mostly just practice; there are quite a few websites that offer times sketches and will show you a pose, face, animal, etc and you set the time limit you want for it.  I did this a few challenges back: http://artists.pixelovely.com/practice-tools/figure-drawing/.  Check it out!

 

On 5/8/2016 at 5:42 AM, sterre said:

I'm doing a drawing quest this time so I'll totally tag along. :)

 

I'm not sure about posting my drawings, I don't exactly have a scanner so it would just be pictures of my sketchbook at best, but I can try.

 

32 minutes ago, erosan said:

Post them! low quality photo of drawing is better than no photo if you ask me... and you can upgrade later.

 

^^^^^ On point!  Post them in a photo however you'd like :D

On 5/6/2016 at 3:53 PM, Neeko said:

I really love this thread. Makes me want to be all creative and whatnot. Not to mention you guys are just awesome!

 

Awww thank you!!  We love having you here :D

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10 hours ago, pureleeawesome said:

Here for the drooling and someday future posting.

 

Huzzah!!!  Plenty to drool over I hope!  And yes!!! POST!!

 

11 minutes ago, ironmeg said:

Hey guys, I'm loving the idea of a crafts thread. I usually do more woodworking and crochet, but I'm getting married later this year and I am making a lot of the stuff for that. This weekend I started on the flowers. I'm pretty pleased so far but they are very time consuming 32f57d591e2ce5865f51759c4aac7b60.jpg

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Ohhh!!!! Congratulations!!  Those are very pretty flowers so far and I imagine they can be time consuming!  Wow!

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Race: Were-Jaguar | Class: CodeMONKey

Level: 18 | STR: 46  | DEX: 41  | STA: 35  | CON: 51  | WIS: 57 | CHA: 47

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Challenges: CURRENT

18TH | 17TH | 16TH 15TH 14TH | 13TH | 12.5TH | 12TH | 11TH |

 10TH | 9TH | 8TH 7TH | 6TH | 5TH | 4TH | 3RD | 2ND | 1ST

Accountbilbuddies: Artists unite for March/April 2017!

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"Everyone's the same height when you punch them hard enough"

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6 minutes ago, erosan said:

OK, first of all, congratulations on getting married and also these:

 

are pretty cool.

 

Are they difficult to do?

 

Thanks :) actually aren't that difficult once you get the hang of it, just really repetitive and time consuming. Thinking of inviting over my crafty friends and starting a crafting chain to get them all done lol

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3 minutes ago, ironmeg said:

 

Thanks :) actually aren't that difficult once you get the hang of it, just really repetitive and time consuming. Thinking of inviting over my crafty friends and starting a crafting chain to get them all done lol

 

That would be an awesome idea.  I remember for my wedding I had been doing my own wedding favors.  I'm not at all crafty so it wasn't anything amazing, but yeah it was time consuming and having a few friends to help really loosened up the monotony :)

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Race: Were-Jaguar | Class: CodeMONKey

Level: 18 | STR: 46  | DEX: 41  | STA: 35  | CON: 51  | WIS: 57 | CHA: 47

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Challenges: CURRENT

18TH | 17TH | 16TH 15TH 14TH | 13TH | 12.5TH | 12TH | 11TH |

 10TH | 9TH | 8TH 7TH | 6TH | 5TH | 4TH | 3RD | 2ND | 1ST

Accountbilbuddies: Artists unite for March/April 2017!

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"Everyone's the same height when you punch them hard enough"

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I'm late to the party!

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(Mephisto is so great for the Loft - because he too draws!)

 

 

So glad this is back!     I need the accountability!!!!  OMG.   Last week I only arted once!    UNACCEPTABLE!!!

 

Welcome to all the newcomers!! Absolutely come hang out, whether to join in, post, or just mooch inspiration for future endeavors!    Seriously BlackTezca is one of the reasons I finally pushed myself over the hump and said, "Okzomg, I am gonna try to do this!"    Instead of being content to watch others do it, or ask others to do it for me!   

 

 

 

 

 

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"It is difficult.  All things worth keeping are."  Thane Krios - Mass Effect 2

"Maybe it's not as simple as you imagined, Seeker."  Varric Tethras Dragon Age 2

"Staying within your limits is no fun, Ryder."  Vetra Nyx - ME: Andromeda

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1 hour ago, Starpuck said:

I'm late to the party!

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(Mephisto is so great for the Loft - because he too draws!)

 

 

So glad this is back!     I need the accountability!!!!  OMG.   Last week I only arted once!    UNACCEPTABLE!!!

 

Welcome to all the newcomers!! Absolutely come hang out, whether to join in, post, or just mooch inspiration for future endeavors!    Seriously BlackTezca is one of the reasons I finally pushed myself over the hump and said, "Okzomg, I am gonna try to do this!"    Instead of being content to watch others do it, or ask others to do it for me!   

 

 

Nah girl, you just dump massive awesome compliments on me and I arted...I did not art last week.  No art for me :(.  I'm terrible.

 

BUT THAT'S WHY THIS IS HERE!  TO MOTIVATE EVERYONE!!!

Race: Were-Jaguar | Class: CodeMONKey

Level: 18 | STR: 46  | DEX: 41  | STA: 35  | CON: 51  | WIS: 57 | CHA: 47

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Challenges: CURRENT

18TH | 17TH | 16TH 15TH 14TH | 13TH | 12.5TH | 12TH | 11TH |

 10TH | 9TH | 8TH 7TH | 6TH | 5TH | 4TH | 3RD | 2ND | 1ST

Accountbilbuddies: Artists unite for March/April 2017!

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"Everyone's the same height when you punch them hard enough"

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5 hours ago, BlackTezca said:

 

Really like this profile!  Awesome line details and well done on capturing her expression!  There is a bit of a trick though it's mostly just practice; there are quite a few websites that offer times sketches and will show you a pose, face, animal, etc and you set the time limit you want for it.  I did this a few challenges back: http://artists.pixelovely.com/practice-tools/figure-drawing/.  Check it out!

 

Thanks for the tip! I do figure drawing from time to time, but maybe its time to focus my efforts a little?

 

I've seen that one before. I use the youtube videos from onairvideo called Croquis Cafe for my figure drawing exercises (mostly because its real time video footage of the model, instead of a static picture...) but this tool has a lot more flexibility. Will give it a try.

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Lvl 5 Assassin. Lvl 33 Jack of all trades. 7 STR|6 DEX|7 STA|7 CON|16 WIS|8 CHA

Current challenge Wizard in the making: ero san's continuing road of magic

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My Sunday night Star Wars game did not meet last night, nor will it this coming week.   I am going to use the downtime to try and get at least Cham's pic done and maybe start on Deem!   You guys poke at me if you don't see some WIPs.

 

And BT - last week must have been an anti-art week.  Srsly, it was in the air.

 

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Phew, avoided poking for tonight.  First edit and ink of Cham.   Switched the leg up a bit.   Like it better than before.   Will stare at it again tomorrow to see what strikes me as off lol.   It's funny.   If not for the bottom leg, I'd be really really content with how this has turned out already, lol.

 

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Current Challenge

"It is difficult.  All things worth keeping are."  Thane Krios - Mass Effect 2

"Maybe it's not as simple as you imagined, Seeker."  Varric Tethras Dragon Age 2

"Staying within your limits is no fun, Ryder."  Vetra Nyx - ME: Andromeda

Spoiler

 

::PAST CHALLENGES::

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 20 | 21 | 22

23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42

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9 hours ago, Starpuck said:

My Sunday night Star Wars game did not meet last night, nor will it this coming week.   I am going to use the downtime to try and get at least Cham's pic done and maybe start on Deem!   You guys poke at me if you don't see some WIPs.

 

And BT - last week must have been an anti-art week.  Srsly, it was in the air.

 

doctor_cham___rough_ink_by_lilwolfe006-d

 

Phew, avoided poking for tonight.  First edit and ink of Cham.   Switched the leg up a bit.   Like it better than before.   Will stare at it again tomorrow to see what strikes me as off lol.   It's funny.   If not for the bottom leg, I'd be really really content with how this has turned out already, lol.

 

That reminds me: I really wanted to draw Luciana one day. (She's not only a nick. But also a DSA Charakter, I have been playing for three years.) When I started playing her, she was 15 and now she's 27. Soon she'll be older than me ^^. I also wanted to put some more Detail in her Background. So if I don't get any drawing done, I'll be at least writing something for fun.

 

 

And that's a nice first outline. =)

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STR 4 | DEX 15 | CON 16 | STA 15 | WIS 33 | CHA 24 | Halfling | Newbie | Fencer and Bookworm

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 I'm exercising, because I want to get my stamina and strength. I enjoy medieevil swordmanship,  Tai Chi, yoga, aikido and fire spinning. I'm also a roleplaying nerd and a book worm. Let's fight the procrastination dragon!

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Ooooh yeah!  Whether it's a pic or a background, you gotta share it with us!   I get so into my RPG characters, it's not even funny.   Sooo INTO.      What is DSA though?   I feel like I am losing nerd points for not knowing already.

 

 

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Level 75 ~*~ Ranger

Deviant Art Gallery   ||  YouTube Channel

Current Challenge

"It is difficult.  All things worth keeping are."  Thane Krios - Mass Effect 2

"Maybe it's not as simple as you imagined, Seeker."  Varric Tethras Dragon Age 2

"Staying within your limits is no fun, Ryder."  Vetra Nyx - ME: Andromeda

Spoiler

 

::PAST CHALLENGES::

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 20 | 21 | 22

23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42

43 | 44 | NEIN | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48| 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61

62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81

 

 

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google returned a fantasy rpg called Das Schwarze Auge, a german role playing game (the dark eye)... but no idea if that is the one.

 

I second little starpuck. Background is cool too!

"Unfocused" Wizard // Rationalist of the order of Bayes

Lvl 5 Assassin. Lvl 33 Jack of all trades. 7 STR|6 DEX|7 STA|7 CON|16 WIS|8 CHA

Current challenge Wizard in the making: ero san's continuing road of magic

My drawings Sketchbook, Other afiliations The Loft

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1 hour ago, erosan said:

google returned a fantasy rpg called Das Schwarze Auge, a german role playing game (the dark eye)... but no idea if that is the one.

 

I second little starpuck. Background is cool too!

Haha yeah, it is. But I'm writing it in German at the moment. I can give you one of my other characters, who I made for an English group.

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level 12 Hobbit Monk (respawned September 2016)
STR 4 | DEX 15 | CON 16 | STA 15 | WIS 33 | CHA 24 | Halfling | Newbie | Fencer and Bookworm

Introduction | Character | Daily Battle Log | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 67 | 8 | | 10 | 11 | 12# | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | #### | 17 | Current Challenge

Spoiler

 I'm exercising, because I want to get my stamina and strength. I enjoy medieevil swordmanship,  Tai Chi, yoga, aikido and fire spinning. I'm also a roleplaying nerd and a book worm. Let's fight the procrastination dragon!

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