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).
cowboyleland: Things muggles don't say: I stayed in tonight and built one and a half dragons.
Feb 14, 2020 19:12:42 GMT -9
squirmydad: People don't eat as much lamb since polyester was invented?
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Cardstock Dane: Why is beef kebab more common han lamb ditto? It's a disgrace!
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cowboyleland: I thought I started a new thread late last night but apparently it glitched. I was asking if anyone had any leads on some female barbarians I could mod onto lion bodies to make D&D style lamia. DOH! I see the thread now.
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gav: seen them was thinking a bit dodgy, that's cleared up. I take it the plastic ones I am seeing are the same.
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squirmydad: Cool, thanks!
Jan 25, 2020 8:47:01 GMT -9
shep: I think, I'll point him towards the Kickstarter with bravesirkevin's designs, once it goes live...
Jan 25, 2020 6:24:04 GMT -9
shep: He basically says that he loves the flat design for being a flat, easy to store design. However, he does not like building cardboard minis, so he's very glad that he can buy these MDF versions.
Jan 25, 2020 6:22:42 GMT -9
squirmydad: Found the video, uhm, I don't speak German but I think he likes them.
Jan 23, 2020 15:03:45 GMT -9
shep: Ah, I see. Good to know.
Jan 23, 2020 0:38:27 GMT -9
squirmydad: They are the official licensee for One Monk minis, they also sell designs from Antohammer and Brave Adventures.
Jan 22, 2020 13:52:08 GMT -9
shep: I found this website (https://flatpackforces.com/collections/fantasy) via a youtube video. They are offering 2D flat MDF-minis, and they have loads of One Monk designs up for sale. I was wondering, if they licensed the minis, or if this is art theft...
Jan 22, 2020 13:23:52 GMT -9
shep: old squirmydad: Editing the first post did the trick. Many thanks...
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squirmydad: Howdy Blods!
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blods: The Face book site mentioned Ebbles models and Genet models which blew me away how dam good they are. Lots of great ideas. cheers Blods
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