So I have been seeing the various One Monk releases on TMP and TGN for some time and always though they looked nice. So this past Friday I saw the elf release and started poking around the website and forum. I found it very cool seeing all the figures people are making and the information on how to make your own miniatures.
I love the whole survival horror genre and saw the great stuff Darkmook has been working on. This gave me an idea, one thing I have wanted is the whole Buffy gang and various creatures for games. Today I decided to have a go at making a figure to see how it turns out.
This also is a two fold learning experience. One is making the miniature. The second is learning how to draw with the Wacom tablet I recently got. So the images below were draw using the tablet and is my first go at really creating something with it.
Here is my initial sketch
Here is my inked version
I plan on giving her three weapon choices when the final version is done. Feedback is appreciated.
Welcome! I can definitely tell you've drawn before. The figure looks good, and here are my suggestions for making it better...
Flat feet, for it to work as a miniature it needs flat feet. This is also a good way to make your design look sure footed. It also forces the perspective down from slightly above to straight on. Try to forget perspective.
The hips look a little off, I think by thickening the legs at the hips it will look more balanced.
Other than that it looks great, now the next challenge is to do the rear view. JIM
You're off to a great start. And getting the tablet was a good choice - I got mine a few months ago, and I love it to bits... you may be getting used to it now, but soon you'll probably be wondering how you got on without it!
I think Jim's hints cover most of what I would have said (especially the bit about perspective - I wouldn't normally say it, but where these figures are concerned, you need to completely disregard perspective, otherwise you can't make the front and back match properly). Teeny tiny crit - I don't know if it's just me, but the line of the torso seems a little off, like one side of the waist is higher than the other. I think if the dip on the left (her left) was lowered a bit, that'd fix it easily; I'm not sure if that's quite what Jim was suggesting, but that's what I'm seeing.
Hey LAoW. I wasn't surprised to find you here on this forum .
Yes, I plan on using them in Forsaken games. I am not sure if I will really use paper miniatures in demo games. Right now this is more of an experiment. Though I may have some paper miniatures to show to people as a low cost way to get into the game.
Post by abaddonwormwood on Mar 9, 2009 12:42:48 GMT -9
Audrey is not only a Gamer Chick.... that in its self is totally cool but she has the touch when crafting - be that cardstock, foamcore or even painting figures (yes people still paint figures... the mind bogglees), to top this fine list Ms. A is also a Graphic Designer. Coupling all this our fine bonny lass also as the workings of a Game Designer nutting around in there.
Needless to say statues should be crafted after her as a Saint of Modern Gaming.
Forsaken is going to shaping up to be one of the finer produced Horror Game to grace our tables for some time. It will have a level of depth to it that adds rather than detracts. While I am itching for Andrea's Fear & Faith in the Song of Blades system I am also really jonesing for this game to hit final release. Add to this fact that Ms. A is using her commercial skills to flavour the book and gaming props this will be one A grade production.
Lord Abaddon of Wormwood
Jim: I actually do too many ranges for just one person, but I'm a bit mental.
Well 9 months have roughly gone by and I have returned to my abandoned project. I happened to join my local roller derby league in the end of April and all my spare time went out the window. Talk about being addictive. But my last bout for the year was last weekend and I have a bit of free time, yay!
As for my slayer, I did a test color and sizing example sometime ago. Unfortunately I was not happy with how thin my figure looked. So I decided to stop working on it. Below is what the test looked like.
But now I have decided to have a second attempt at making the slayer figure. This time I am following Darkmooks style closer as I want to use his stuff with mine. below is my rough sketch for the slayer 2.0. Hopefully this one will go better and also not take me 9 months
maybe I should see if they do that around my area. JIM
I think it is well worth checking out, of course I am biased. Usually the bouts are cheap when compared to other sports. Plus most leagues are non-profit and they donate funds to local charities. Here is a link to derby leagues in Indiana. There may be more than what is listed.
Hey Audrey-welcome back! My wife has been skating for a few months now-I have even been working on some minis! Check out my 'Not so secret side project' thread. Look forward to seeing your new stuff! Cheers!
Post by squirmydad on Jan 18, 2010 13:44:14 GMT -9
About the only thing I could possibly suggest id to make the pose a bit more dynamic, but that gets easier as you design more figures.... and you should design more figures. A Twilight set would be neat. JIM
Post by josedominguez on Sept 25, 2010 2:53:02 GMT -9
If you are only making one then I agree with Jim that it should be more dynamic... but if there's a series of the same character that one really sums up the character she's based on: ''vampire slaying, whatever' if you know what I mean, looking calm because it's just what she does.
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.
Mar 19, 2019 17:53:59 GMT -9
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