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  • JuanMena

    I ACCIDENTALLY PAINTED MY EX

    Holy Shit!
    As I promised to myself yesterday... I started painting portraits once again...
    I have a folder filled with pictures of different models... models that I like for one reason or another...
    And I chose one called Miriam...
    But the more I keep on drawing her, and painting her... I soon started to realize that it began to look exactly like my exgf.
    Holy shit! Now I... it feels awkward... I think... I'll leave it as it is for now.


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    I started to notice an uncanny resemblance with... her at this early point of the painting.
    I thought that It'd fix itself whith a little bit of color... but no-oh.
    Perhaps... that's why I like Miriam so much and I just realize until now?
  • JuanMena

    Digital Paiting Practice

    Oh man... this brings back so many good memories...
    It's been YEARS since I last painted something... last time I completed a portrait was I think 2016. Geez...
    When I first got my TTDS, I discovered this neat homebrew application called Colors!
    That was my first experience with Digital Painting.
    I fell in love with the app... and I fell in love with a particular style of painting.
    This style is called... I believe... Expressionism.
    It consists in mere feelings... the artist is supposed to quickly capture the subject. This requires the artist to NOT BE ATTACHED to the subject's colors, shape, or any kind of distraction.
    Quite the opposite of Realism.

    I have trained myself in Realism and Hyper realistic portraits... I believe that this is the reason why I suck at drawing cartoons and caricatures. It goes against all I've trained myself.
    But this painting I just made, mixes the best of both worlds.
    Being realistic with proportions, whilst playing a lot with primary and secondary colors.

    The portrait ended up looking NOTHING LIKE MY MODEL... I blame the style itself... or maybe is just that I'm rusty as fuck.

    Here's the portrait:
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    I used to have a gallery in Colors! Live... I... uh... deleted 600+ paintings I made on the lapse of 7 years...
    Only one survives... if you want to see it... click here.
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  • JuanMena

    Behemut

    I just found this drawing I made probably in september 2019.
    I was curious to see if my scanner *was still working, so I thought in scanning my drawing and post it here.
    It's been so long since I drew something "traditionally". I promised to myself that I would stop wasting paper once I got my Wacom Tablet, and that's what I've been doing since 2016.
    I sometimes try my hand at anatomy and ballpoint pen... I do not use pencils unless I'm making a portrait with pencils... duh.
    But I too do portraits with ballpoint pens, so pencil is something I don't use often. I sometimes do these out of my imagination to test my anatomy knowledge. I think the original idea was to draw He-Man...
    I guess... people wonders why I draw naked characters... the reason is because I can't draw clothing without knowing the volume of the body. You see... there's gravity in drawings as well... and I can't draw realistic clothing if I don't know where is it going to fall...
    Here's the sketch:
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    Drawing on paper seems easier to me, because I can literally see the dimmensions of the drawing/pose/anatomy.
    I don't know if I should invest in a bigger monitor or a capacitive stylus.
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  • JuanMena

    MY BIG RED ROCKET OF LOOOOOOVE #2

    Still wanting to develope Satanela more... uh... correctly.
    As I just woke up I used a ref for the pose. My brain isn't working well right now haha!
    But this pose is quite good in my opinion. Think I'll finish this one.​

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    I somehow feel that drawing women is easier than drawing males.
    Wonder why that is?
    Let alone drawing caricatures. :wacko:
  • JuanMena

    Brawl Brothers! Drawing Kazan!

    When I was a kiddo, around 5 years old... talking about 1998-ish... my papa used to take me with him over his mum's house.
    Next to her (literally the house on the side), lived my older cousin Julio. While my papa and grandma talked, Julio would come for me and he'd take me to his living room, connect the Super Nintendo, and we'd play Brawl Brothers all the day. Either that or Super Mario World or Super Turrican or Street Fighter.
    Kazan always took my attention because he can jump three times in the air! And he used a Katana! :O awesome!

    One day, he lend me the SNES cartridge, and then at home I'd play Brawl Brothers or Final Fight 2 with my older sister. I always picked Carlos in Final Fight 2.
    Time passed... and apparently my cousin forgot that I had his cartridge. He never came to my home for it.
    Apparently... I literally changed the game for another game. Can't remember which one.

    Fast forward 8 years, and I was like 12 or 13 years old... and for the first time ever, Julio came to my house. He asked for his cartridge... and I was like...
    - Oooooooooooooooooooooooops...
    He never saw me the same way ever since that day. How was I supposed to know that he'd came for his game after all those years?

    That game, as well as Contra III, Street Fighter 2 and Final Fight 2 marked my childhood.
    I recently played the game in Retroarch but something really weird happened:
    And here's the sketch I just made!
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  • JuanMena

    MY BIG RED ROCKET OF LOOOOOOVE

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    Should she go with a Cowgirl costume?
    Or a Spacegirl costume?
    Let me know by calling me to my phone number.
    You wanna call me up? Take my number down
    It's 222-2222
    I got an answering machine that can talk to you.
    Why don't you leave your name, and you number...
    And I'll get back to you.​
  • JuanMena

    Space Jam!

    As I was developing Lola... I thought It'd be funny to draw some Space Jam stuff.
    And I've never had the need to do caricature! And I suck at it!
    So, before going any further, I'll practice the subject for some more time... that and my hands... and shoes...

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    The sketch is being done at 18x12 inches @300dpi
  • JuanMena

    Selfportrait

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    My Favourite colour is bloo.
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  • JuanMena

    Lola Bunny Demo

    I decided this morning to keep sketching that "Lola Bunny" drawing I started yesterday.
    Amidst the drawing, I thought It'd be cool to record the process.
    It turned out quite nice. Thouhgt my laptop wouldn't record the whole process to be honest.
    If you see me strugling with the hands, it's because... my doppelganger tried his dumd hands at drawing. I have to punish that dumb for not being able to draw correctly!
    No! No! Bad doppelganger, bad! Go to your corner! Learn to draw you idiot!
    There :D



    Of course... that HAD to be the thumbnail... oh my god.
  • JuanMena

    Lola Bunny sketch

    First of all... I frickin suck at drawing cartoons.
    Second of all... yes she's wearing clothes.
    Thirdly, decided to yet again and for all to keep signing with my frickin name again.
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  • JuanMena

    Music #1

    Is there any better way to spend your weekend (and pretty much everyday) making what you love to do the most whilst listening good music?
    Goooooood music to get creative juices flowing to the brain.​







    PS: Every Saturday I'll share 5 songs from my playlist.
    Or not.
    Probably I will.
    Or I won't.​
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  • JuanMena

    So fucking mad

    Fucking inkscape is not fucking working.
    SO I FUCKING UNINSTALLED MY FUCKING VERSION OF FUCKING INKSCAPE AND FUCKING UPDATE THAT PIECE OF FUCKING SHIT AND STILL WONT FUCKING WORK FOR FUCKS SAKE
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    FUCKING SUPPOSED TO CONNECT THE FUCKING DOTS TO CREATE FUCKING TRIANGLES BUT WON'T FUCKING CONNECT SOME OF THEM

    I'VE JUST FUCKING WASTED 5 HOURS WITH DIFFERENT FUCKING VERSIONS OF FUCKING INKSCAPE AND NON OF THEM FUCKIING WORKS.

    Used to work flawlessly, don't know what's fucking happening this time.
    I've been using Inkscape since 2016 and I've never updated it until just now.
    Don't know what the fucking shit's going on with it today.

    FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT I COULD BE FUCKING PAINTING BUT NOOOOOOOO
    FUCKING INKSCAPE DECIDES TO NOT FUCKING WORK

    Please excuse my fucking language.


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  • JuanMena

    First attempt to TAS

    Yay! I can post Facebook videos here.
    Here's a speedrun I tried that I made by cheating and I literally failed miserably at it.
    The thing is that I don't know any strats and I sort of got obsessed to kill everything on sight.

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  • JuanMena

    Daisy Sketch

    In all the Super Mario Universe, my favourite character ever is DAISY.
    It must be her tomboy + redhead combo that I like so much.
    If you've played Super Mario Strikers, you know what I mean. She might be just a character, but I really like her a lot :wub:

    I haven't played Mario Kart 7 since my 3DS died in 2018, but I remember sketching this a long time ago (around 2016) because of course, I used Daisy alongside that plane-looking kart.
    Man we were unstoppable!

    So here's a sketch, as always, just putting down the main idea, later to be refined.

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    I'm so sleepy.
    Oh so sleepy.
    I'm so sleepy, and drowzee and Yawn!
    :rolleyes:
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  • JuanMena

    Drawing Ms.Pac-Man (Alternate pose)

    Just made this sketch. Now I don't know where to put the ghost to imply that she's eating it.
    I thought it'd be funny to give her 4 toes.
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    Let me know what you think! Because I just woke up and I'm still figuring out where to put that thing... ​