Got the slot base size sorted and base colours down, sorted out a few line errors and the shaman needs a bit of work. Added a space marine to show a size comparison (excuse the rough cutting, not done the cutfiles yet). Shadows and details next, also really want to add layers to swap the colour of their clothes, giving yellow, red and blue options. Then finally a black border option offset 2-5ishmm.
Could you tell me how do you made yours models? At what scale are you drawing?
yeah sure , scale 25mm on the eyeline and about 30mm top of the head. Using manga studio 5, which allows me to use vector and raster layers together and is just lovely for sketching. Intuos pro (small) tablet the latest version and its just king, actually better to use than real pens paint etc for this sort of thing. Line work all in vector, outside line at size 10, inside lines at size 5. But using the g-pen option for the cartoony feel and varying line width. Colours all in raster (inking pen) but use watercolour brush as well. Use to sketch in pencil and scan but do it all in ms5 now. Got my workflow down which was what my 2 armies for papercuts was all about but always refining.
1. sketch idea 2. refine sketch 3. ink outline and duplicate layer 4. flip second layer upside down and line up 5. duplicate sketch and flip copy upsidedown and fit in outline. 6. resketch upside down layer to show the back within outline 7. ink the middle. 8. check for mistakes 9. add the base between top/front and bottom/back and line up 10. add colour, base skin > clothes > equipment. each on a layer 11. add detail shadow and highlight layers 12. print check for mistakes 13 sort boarders (black/white)
As with everything there no one right way to do these and spend a bit of time trying to back engineer other minis and reading tutorials to improve. The really hard part is trying to get you mini to tell a story, as well as be a functional piece.
Post by cowboyleland on Oct 5, 2014 16:01:52 GMT -9
Edging with a marker is the hobby standard. Someone here (I think Big Jim [aka the original Onemonk]) once recommended fine tipped "brush pens" which looked like they would work really well, but I never tried them myself.
On the other hand, maybe it's the herd that is crazy.
Brush pen vs Promarker (on printer paper prototypes)
Brush pen = cleaner more and accurate but slow and the need to go over some areas more than once. Promarker = clunker to use and loads of ink bleeding (paper dependant) but fast, run round to edge once and your done.
Although both get the job done im more on the promarker if your doing lots, once you get used to the bleed range and speed most overbleed can be avoided. If your doing one or two then the brush pen for much more control and its hard to beat india black ink.
Another question, again sorry if you already posted this: Will you be doing your Skeletons too ? I just saw some sketches on the deviant art page of yours.
Yup, elves or humans next but undead are my favs to draw. Leaving them till later as they i think are the hardest to get right and will need skills i have not learned/honed yet. When i do, do them it will be a mix of all races. i.e orc, dwarf, elves humans etc.
Zombies as well, more the magic zombie (uses weapons) rather than the disease zombie (sci-fi).
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