Post by lostinbrittany on Oct 19, 2009 7:05:42 GMT -9
I've discovered One-Monk forums last week, when looking for some paper minis. I already knew paper minis, I've been using them for years (since I found Brabantini Yahoo Group somewhere in 2003), but I had never tried to make them myself.
Looking all the wonderful minis in the forums (and in One-Monk site), I told myself I had to try. So yesterday I took a cartoon archer I've drawn some time ago with Inkscape and I transformed it in a paper miniature.
Here you have it, in two versions, one flat-colored and the other crudely cell-shaded.
What do you think about them ? Which one do you prefer ? Any suggestion ?
Post by squirmydad on Oct 19, 2009 12:55:31 GMT -9
Welcome to the forums, that's pretty good for a first try. The shading is definitely better, and you can probably go a bit darker on it as well. I use gradients myself to get away from the cartoon look of solid colors, but if it's a style you prefer, don't let anyone deter you from designing that way. This is not about what we like, design what YOU want.
If you do want to be useful to the community, you might have a look around at the various request topics in the forum for ideas to design. I know I'd never be able to fulfill 10% of the requests I have for figures, and even if you want to do your own versions of someone else's figure design, go right ahead. This is a hobby, do as little or as much as makes you happy. JIM
Looks good, LiB. I like the gradients better but that is a personal preference. You don't have to increase the contrast, but often it helps. When you print a figure, sometimes what looks like good contrast on the screen fades out. Just try printing the one you have, play with the contrast and print another. then just choose your favorite. I have a hard time with this starting out, too.
Dare I say that these are the cutest heroes I've seen? With that off my chest, we need some baddies to go wipe them out. If there is one thing evil overlords can't stand it is cute. I vote on the hobgoblins.
Post by lostinbrittany on Oct 22, 2009 11:39:13 GMT -9
Thanks a lot, jabbro et anitangel !
Here you have the archer with shaded hair, and with another pose as bonus
For the monsters, they are going to be cute, but menacing too... at least that's what I will try. I've begun with some goblins, if I can finish them I will post them tomorrow, if not they will wait until monday.
Post by redgravewriter on Oct 23, 2009 8:05:23 GMT -9
I'm looking at the style of shading you did on the first archer. I think you should do a small set, for practice or inclusion in the horde or even for sale, with the art style that you are showing in the later pieces and the shading style on the first archer. I think you could get a really good pulp shadow styling thing going on.
Vermin King: Not the style you are looking for, but try a search for 'paper theatre' or 'paper theater', and you will find a few pages of epinal figures. Not many, but I know there are a few
May 14, 2019 5:08:58 GMT -9
shep: Does anyone know where to find decent individual minis of late Roman Republic era civilians? From senator to slave, every mini would be great, as long as they are not legionaires or generals or other military (Praetorian Guard and Roman Vigiles excluded)
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wyvern: Nah, just rewatched the 1931 Universal "Dracula" movies (the Lugosi one and the Spanish version)
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Vermin King: did you do your bonfire?
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woosh: also, where can i find cool ships and mechs? im looking particularly for any spider tanks or spider mechs. ive seen the site with all the mechwarrior papercrafts and ive made a couple of those but none of them are especially spider-like
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woosh: ebbles sent me here when i asked about his ud41 utility dropship, and that hed seen a mod that had 4 engines, which id like to try
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woosh: i was typing up a thread and it said it was too big. soooo whatever
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Vermin King: Sorry, long day yesterday ...
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woosh: is anyone currently online?
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woosh: hello! i am new. im currently typing up a thread in the 'say hi' forum
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okumarts: ANYONE can do it!
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chiefasaur: Sweet tutorial! Now I know how to make paper minis ;P
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oldschooldm: Yup. More power to anyone who tries it. It will only whet the appetite for people who want paper minis that were designed to be paper minis. :-) Fronts and Backs FOREVER! :-) [... it's bait, don't bite it! ... ]
Mar 25, 2019 8:13:22 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Now I have seen it. It doesn't advance our hobby, but anyone with half a brain who wanted 2nd rate figures could easily figure this out for themselves so I guess he isn't doing any harm.
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