Pergh Character Redesign Battle - Sephiroth

I'm planning to enter this week battle at Pergh. Every week, there will be Character Redesign Battle at Pergh.com. And the title for this week is Sephiroth, which is one of the antagonist Final Fantasy character. So, here is a sneak peek of my work in progress:


I hope I can finish it soon.

Update:
Today is final day, and I'm not really satisfied with my resulting artwork... arkh!!

Copying Masterpieces - My Progressive Learning

Yesterday, I redraw a cartoon of female blogger artwork which I found on iStockPhoto. My attempt of copying other artist's masterpieces is another way to learn and get the feeling of how the original artist drawing it. Like a copy ninja, I use my Sharingan technique to copy the artwork. Hehehe... And today, I updated the same artwork, progressively add more details to follow the original masterpiece. Even thou this is not an oil painting masterpiece, I can still feel on how the artists draw it on vector graphic software like Inkscape.


This drawing is still unfinished, but enough for today. Because I'm already tired to continue. Maybe later. If you want to know more about Copying Masterpiece technique, there is a book about it. You can grab it from the link below.


Copying Masterpieces - by Jose Maria Parramon

Every student of art has been encouraged to copy works by renowned masters to better understand the skill and spirit that inform a great artist's vision. This book provides the opportunity to copy two paintings in the Musee d'Orsay in Paris - "Entrance to the Small Village" by the French impressionist Camille Pissarro and "The Blue Vase" by Paul Cezanne, both reproduced here as large gatefolds. Following an overview of various painting styles including impressionism and realism, the lives and artistic styles of Pissarro and Cezanne are closely examined. General rules for copying works in museums are outlined...
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Redraw To Learn

Sometimes, we can learn something when we redraw someone else's artwork. I do learn from it too. As I feel so bored today, I redraw this female blogger artwork for fun. It is unfinished, but enough for me to have fun today. I found the original image on istockphoto via google image search.


I did it in Inkscape and GIMP.