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stone faced.
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qoji Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist
awesome
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side311 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice
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stardust30 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
nice works nick
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you. :)
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somethingillremember Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
woah. D:
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:o
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BureauBeaucoup Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, this is brilliant. Would be an awesome frontcover for a sludge/prog metal-album
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
you're probably right. thanks!
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stitches-of-demise Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this art reminds me of "Priest" manhwa
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
lol, it totally looks like that guy.
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o--kAne101--o Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
Awesome piece. Makes me think of a dude speaking in a Norwegian accent: "You listen to black metal?"
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
hahaahaha. totally.
thanks.
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azridjokoloro Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome.
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thesoulfeeder Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
AWESOME. I like the symmetry-ish thing goin on and the textures. :D
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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klausio Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
This is very bizarre. I really like the mouth and stones in front of the face. I really admire
your use of ink-technics.
I`ve been reading lately a manga...yes a manga. And I`m sure you would love the artist. It`s Tsutomu Nihei. Your Inking reminds me of his work. Have a look ;-)
Anyway: great work nick.
One last question. What do you think about digital painting? Do you have some ambition or do you prefer the traditional tools?
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it.
I will look him up!
I admire digital painting quite a lot. I'm not very good at it, but even if I was, I wouldn't be able to put down the pen and pencil. There's a tactile connection to the paper that you can't get with a computer.
Although, from time to time I'll do a piece with photoshop if the inspiration grabs me.
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nolfarell Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
he reminds me of someone
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:P
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nolfarell Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
WHO IS IT, WHOOOOOO???
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
i have NO idea.

no wait....

OMG

he looks like Skeletor from the live action adaptation of Heman, 'Masters of the Universe'.
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Getaro Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish there was a filler-tool in real life
It's so hard for me to have a big area colored the same without any stripes or stuff.
Because those big black spaces, how did you..?

Oh yeah and I am a big fan of works like this from you.
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It's all in the photoshop, my friend. Unless GREAT care is taken to fill with an even coat of ink (impossible with most pens), you will see stripes after scanning. Scanners often brighten an image past what you see on your own, unless in daylight. So then you need technology to compensate for the technology. :hmm:
The closest I've gotten to a stripe-less fill was using alcohol based markers. They bleed into the paper and between strokes. So you loose the lines you get with water based pigments.

The bottom line is, black isn't actually black. To make a photographed or scanned image represent black faithfully, you must alter the contrast.

Thanks!
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Getaro Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
"So then you need technology to compensate for the technology."
Ths world of ours... I don't get it sometimes... oh the irony! =D
Oh I know those alcohol based markers and their infamy! It's neat, on the one hand, to have those areas painted without stripes, but as far as I know I will have to use another marker of another kind to do the edges and the detail.

And I remembered what you told me earlier in time, the thing with the contrast.
I tried it on one of my black and white pictures and it went pretty alright!
So thanks for that!
Always a pleasure to talk to you about stuff like this!
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
it's my pleasure! i can't let a technical question go unanswered. i'll go out of my way to give a very in depth response. i'm glad my advise worked out for you!

the markers i use have 3 different drawing tips, the smallest being suitable for fine detail, the largest suitable for filling. other brands (like copic) usually have 2 tips.

also, to avoid stripes with alcohol based markers, you must draw your next line while the previous is still wet. alcohol evaporates quickly, so you have about 10 seconds to make the next line. and regular paper leeches the ink out of the pens more quickly than intended. there is a special kind of paper you "need" to use with them. on this special paper they create a totally different effect.

SO, they take a bit of practice to use, but are well worth the end result.
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Getaro Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You are the first person to explain me how markers work exactly and to tell me a great way to use them!
Thank you so much!
I will be looking out for a nice shop where I can get a variety of pens that would fit my needs.
And paper too!
Thank you for all these informations!
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
i have a lot of experience with odd art supplies, and nobody to share it with, so the advise comes out like diarrhea. lol.
you're very welcome. i'm always happy to help!
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Getaro Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yaay, I love art related diarrhea!
Well...
Haha, nevermind!
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
;)
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MmichelleeJ Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Just a liiiiiiiiiittle bit creepy, but I love it! :D
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Only a little bit eh? I'll have to fix that. ;)
Thanks.
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MmichelleeJ Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional Photographer
Good, sick, twisted, and creepy is where it's at ;)
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LkrMetal Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good!
;)
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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muzski Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011   Digital Artist
You are fab, mate. Your style reminds me of the old Fighting Fantasy Gamebook artwork from the 80's (ie. Forest of Doom). The artist was Malcolm Barter.
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
80's fantasy art is just about the coolest thing i can think of!
I'll look him up.

Thank you.
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muzski Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011   Digital Artist
Np, mate. Keep up your cool style.
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NahMushyPeas Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Student General Artist
yuck!, i love the teeth :meow:
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol thanks. :D
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TheMrSir Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Professional Writer
PFFF I love you. Your art... I mean.
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JohnPrisk Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011   Traditional Artist
I love these lines.
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks buddy.
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IXoclock Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
And this, jesus christ. Being literal is pretty dern cool.
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
hehe sure is!
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xXxGenasai Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Thats rockin.
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:ohmygod: lol.
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sorrowking Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Oh hell yeah! Love this one man!
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!
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SolidCitizen62 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
stoned face.
:weed:
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
;)
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