Sorry for the delay on this. I have a new laptop and I discovered that my scanner is so old (1999) that it isn't supported by my new operating system. I guess I'm in the market for a new scanner. Anyway, I have a few figures drawn, but I thought I'd document the creation of one figure and just muddle on and do the rest. So to start. Here are some elements for the first figure. I am considering a shield, but the arms may not support it. The accessory might be a helmet. We'll see.
I will be switching up the weapon in photoshop once the figure colours are sorted out. It'll be faster that way.
I'm close to admitting defeat on my current approach with this project. I have worked for days and have accomplished very little. It may be my lack of familiarity with Illustrator, but it's also just the technical aspects that are overwhelming. I am also unable to make the file small enough to be as viable as I'd like. I'm needing to rethink my approach on this one.
Out of curiosity, what are the problems? I'm asking 'cause i use CorelDraw at office (which have layers) to export to PDF, and the layers are exported without any problem. We were wondering if Illustrator could be something we need, but being me the one that draw, and being me so fond in CorelDraw, we always delayed the decision..... so, i'd like to know what kind of wall you hit.
CorelDraw is a similar and great program. I used to use it when I taught computer art. It makes awesome fonts. The wall I'm hitting is that each figure has four components that are further subdivided into three options. They are: Head (with three sublayer options), Torso Option 1 (with three sublayer options), Torso Option 2 (with three sublayer options) and Legs (with three sublayer options). The complexity of drawing all that is one thing, scanning, changing raster to vector, organizing it in Illustrator with properly scaling the figure elements, lining everything up just so and then making sure that each layer and sublayer lines up and can be turned on and off properly to customize each figure. It's a bit overwhelming. I may get this finished, but it will be the only set like this I will ever make.
mmmh.... appears to be something like what i do (altough i have to deal with tech drawings, so i bet my problems are easier). If i understand right, then the problem is'nt the feasibility of the job, but "just" how tedious and time consuming it is.... am i right? Do you think that CorelDraw will be better on doing it (thinking at all the "snap" modes it haves, grouping, ungrouping etc.)?
I know I can do this, but it's the time and effort that will be prohibitive for future sets like this. I will have to make the traditional sets more awesome to make up for a lack of customization options. I will definitely be proud of this accomplishment, but like running a marathon, it will be unlikely I will do it again anytime soon.
OK, I had a bit of a breakthrough with this set (which will be enormous). I am currently aiming for sometime before the end of May. I'm looking at May 30th or so. There will be massive test building to be done so I will need to invest in some ink and get busy. More preview photos coming later this week.
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