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.
berneart76: well, this is fun, (not) transferring all my papercrafting sets into the cloud. The stuff I got from DriveTrhruRPG was simple with their library desktop app,but my other stuff, sometimes with multiple duplicate copies is entertaining.
Mar 1, 2019 15:44:32 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King I usually use a mix of drybrush/watercolor/photocopy and occasionally posterizing at different levels of opacity.
Feb 26, 2019 20:46:54 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King, that's similar to the enhancing that I do on my texturing. I've found that sometimes I need to scale up or scale down the image (usually by 50 or 25 percent down or 200 or 300 percent up) to make get the enhancements to look "right"
Feb 26, 2019 20:44:53 GMT -9
Vermin King: On the zebras, I did multiple enhancements and cartoon filters and used them at 100%, and they still didn't look that different than the photos
Feb 26, 2019 12:27:26 GMT -9
Vermin King: When I make a figure or terrain piece based on a photo, I clean it up and align things to look 'right', then I create another layer and do enhancing and cartoonizing on it. I then adjust opacity over the photo image until it looks good. On the zebras,
Feb 26, 2019 12:26:35 GMT -9
Vermin King: berneart76, do you mean giving them green or purple manes and tails? and a few piercings? maybe a cig hanging out of their mouths?
Feb 26, 2019 12:24:18 GMT -9
Vermin King: cartoonizing a zebra doesn't do much
Feb 20, 2019 5:59:28 GMT -9
Vermin King: And due to the snow, I'm off tonight. I am going to miss the cash on the paycheck, but I'm glad they want their employees to be safe
Feb 15, 2019 10:52:24 GMT -9
ignatious: Actually I was referring to the two previous posts. I was trying to be subtle in order to sublimate the crassness. Read them again, but in Mel Brooks voice while he is winking, and nudging the person to his right.
Feb 9, 2019 13:38:11 GMT -9
Vermin King: Sure. Euphemize us
Feb 8, 2019 18:40:48 GMT -9
ignatious: would anyone care for a euphemism?
Feb 8, 2019 13:40:27 GMT -9
cowboyleland: We hadn't had snow for a few days. Last night the plow came down my street and did nothing but fill every ones driveways back in. Just for practice, I guess.
Feb 8, 2019 7:48:16 GMT -9
Vermin King: In KC we had an ice storm (with thunder sleet) the other night. Left things drivable, but last night the plow came down my street. They took all the rough edges off. Might as well have ran a Zamboni...
Feb 8, 2019 6:42:32 GMT -9
okumarts: Vermin King... Mind Blown!
Feb 5, 2019 19:32:30 GMT -9