Post by cowboyleland on May 6, 2013 8:37:07 GMT -9
Glad you guys are enjoying them. I need some help on this one. I thought it would be easy because it looks like it is a profile, then I realised that you are looking at the front below the waist so I drew a back but now . . . well you see. What needs to change?
I also see that his hands, er front paws, need reversing - on the 'front' (the bottom of the image), his left front paw is lower than the right. On the top, back of the image, his right is lower than the left. Changing that might make a difference.
Post by cowboyleland on May 6, 2013 20:15:01 GMT -9
I may have to try another screen shot. If I move the tail it is coming out of his thigh. The head and shoulders seem to be in profile but reversing the ears seems to put them on backwards. The hands should be a problem if you compare one side to the other, not when you are looking at just one side. It feels like, to make sense of the bottom, you should see more back on the torso and no eye on the head, but that is not the opposite of the original and that looks fine. Puzzling.
Firstly - I absolutely love these minis and Matthias mouse-monk is my favorite! So thanks for sharing, Cowboy!
As for suggestions - I'd consider more vivid / bright colours - it would bring-out these minis. IMHO these are too good to be blurred/muffled by dark tonality. I think that technique described by SirKevin could be useful for this task - quite fast and intuitive and provides good results - not sure though which thread it was, one of Reivaj's recent perhaps?
Ad. A-B sides and perspective Agreed with you and mproteau - ears and hands needs some changes.
On a side note: I think that it would be much easier to compare A and B sides and thus to notice what needs to be changed not upside-down but putting both sides aligned - let's say B side behind A - vide following preview.
Then good idea is to "stack" both A and B sides (aligned!) one exactly above another on separate layers, so you can instantly change A-B view with just one mouse-click. Some errors started to be kinda more visible when views are quickly swapped. Well, at least it works for me...
Perhaps not too helpful but that's my two cents (or should I wrote "one" cent?). Anyway - I'd like to see more of these funny small animal-fighters minis!
My younger son suggested I do Constance next. I don't know how many of these I will do in the end.
A note on scale: I don't remember how big I made Cluny but Matthias is meant to be about 25mm. In the cartoons Matthias comes up to Basil's belt. I don't know yet how Constance compares to Basil, but you may want to re-scale them all after you see how big she is. I think she is the biggest character.
Post by cowboyleland on May 10, 2013 10:40:23 GMT -9
Wow, I'm feeling the glow from your daughter all the way across the pond Basil is my favourite too. I have a good start on Constance and then Cornflower will be next. I don't see why I couldn't do Warbeak (if he is who I think he is) and I'll try to look up Log a log, Cheek and Mattimeo. These last few may take a while, Sunday is Mother's Day and I need to pay my wife some attention
BTW Constance and Basil seem to be the same size in the TV version and I think I scaled them accordingly so Mathias can stay as is but I didn't think about scale on Cluny so he is about half size. I think he should be scaled up or printed at 200%.
Post by cowboyleland on May 24, 2013 11:22:49 GMT -9
Well, I'm glad I did that then. This one actually started life as King Spara which was partially obscured by other sparrows. I had to cut and paste different parts to get two full wings and two feet. Then I had to change the markings and colours to make it Warbeak.
I don't actually have anything else planned so I am open to requests.
On the other hand, maybe it's the herd that is crazy.
a request from a little someone I know for a figure of Log a Log, the leader of the GUOSIM shrews. (the ones with the bandanas on their heads and the russian accents) Apparently log a log has a brown cape with a hood on it.
These are great! They remind me of the Mice and Mystics board game, which my nephew and I recently had a great time playing. These miniatures would be excellent to add custom elements to the game. You can read more about it HERE.
Any gamers in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA?
Post by cowboyleland on Jun 26, 2013 3:41:35 GMT -9
Looks like a fun game. I actually had dreams of a "Song of Redwall" homebrew with some of Cluney's Lieutenants and rabble against the heroes and some of those otters in armour but I wanted to fulfill the requests so it is turning into a long term project. I find it very relaxing though so I probably will get back to it soon.
On the other hand, maybe it's the herd that is crazy.
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