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Logan Pickup

"Sphinx" by Logan Pickup

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I'm not happy with the proportions of the sphinx, but I only noticed how bad they were when I'd started colouring and it was too late to change anything. My main motivation for doing this picture was 'cos I'd been doing *everything* solely on the computer since I got a tablet, and I felt I needed to use a real pencil just so I wouldn't forget how to use it :) Oh, and I know she's a bit naked, but you know how sphinxes are :) This work is licenced under a Creative Commons Licence.

30 Jul 200245 Diedra
Mwahahahaha... Behold.. I dominate Logan's picture's comment page! See how I reign with an iron fist over the abyss! I am in control! YOU! You may not comment here! Nyck nyck nyck..

I've decided I like this little space. Sure, I don't have my own gallery at Elfwood anymore, but I can settle for one of your pictures. So this one's mine. Any time I feel like saying something, rather than reloading my bio page (which no longer exists), I'll just come here.

I like this..

:-) Logan Pickup replies: "Hehehe... alright, it's yours. Enjoy."
4 Aug 2002:-) Jelena Kiric
I really like this sphinx! I never thought it would look like that, I always drew them with the traditional ancient Egyptian black hair with the bangs and lion's body... It's really cool and original!!

:-) Logan Pickup replies: "Thanks!"
26 Oct 2002:-) Tamara 'da dude' Davidson
koooool eyes aaaaah they follow meeee!!! STOP THE MADNESS!!!!

:-) Logan Pickup replies: "Stop the madness! Hahaha! You're the mad one!"
6 Jan 2003:-) Liesbeth ´FAE´ Verburg
hey, cute!
I drew a sphinx too, but mine has wings
I love the colors in this one.

:-) Logan Pickup replies: "Heh, cool, I didn't even think about wings."
31 Jul 200345 Sphynx
To truly depict a creation of wonder... you must first understand the true beauty of the creature. The body of a lion, the wings of an eagle, the face of man... with each essential item there lies truth and symbol. The lion stands for courage, the eagle... strength and perception, man... wisdom and honor. You are mearly lacking in two qualities.
1 Sep 200345 Anonymous
I don't think the proportions are that bad, in fact there good I know i could not even get close to that quality.
27 Dec 200345 Tony Haslam
I am guessing by the work that you are middle school or very early high school. Your proportion is decent, however your depiction of anatomy is poor. Also for a female, you have made her upper torso very masculine. Her left arm also appears to be broken. I don't think you wanted that. Your use of values on the rocks are very nice, but your sky appears rushed and poorly blended. Facial features are without detail. For a young artist, you show talent. You need to really focus on some art classes rooted in the elements of art and principles of design. I am guessing (again) that with your talent, if you practice, you can teach yourself anatomy. Good Work and good luck with your art.

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 • Created by: :-) Logan Pickup
 • Copyright: ©Logan Pickup. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Lion, Lionwoman, Mountain, Mountaintop, Rocks, Sphinx
 • Categories: Mythical Creatures & Assorted Monsters, Woman, Women
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen, Coloured Pencils
 • Views: 979
 • Resolution: 428x600

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