Hi, I design world of fantasy under voiced title "Book of races". Long time I upgrade my work. This time I have question to you about chainmail. I would like to draw the agreed on outline only. What do you have tips and advice? On attachment my work in progress.
I think they both could be effective. I worry about tons of detail for a 28mm figure - when scaled down and printed on an inkjet printer, the 2nd chainmail effect (the one on the right) might get muddy and dark, whereas the one on the left might look just fine. It would be interesting to see some test prints!
Post by cowboyleland on May 7, 2015 17:57:47 GMT -9
Now I can see everything! mproteau is probably right about the test printing and I bet a middle ground solution will be best. I was thinking about onemonk figures and sanity studios but I think your style is closest to okumarts. Maybe you could take a look at some of mail and see if you can adapt it to suit you.
On the other hand, maybe it's the herd that is crazy.
Actually, I think both styles look good, I did a test print, with a scaled photograph of some actual Chain mail as comparison.. This was taken at about a two and a half foot distance from the figures, so this is pretty close to what you would see with them on a tabletop.
Last Edit: May 8, 2015 10:19:58 GMT -9 by berneart76
pavaro, I fixed the image link, so now people should be able to see the picture in the post..... Photobucket has been bothering me, they recently made some changes, including limiting upload size to 1024x768, where before I could upload full size pictures ( and with my camera I can get pictures up to 6000x4000 pixels).. I might need to search for a different picture hosting site.
oldschooldm: Yup. More power to anyone who tries it. It will only whet the appetite for people who want paper minis that were designed to be paper minis. :-) Fronts and Backs FOREVER! :-) [... it's bait, don't bite it! ... ]
Mar 25, 2019 8:13:22 GMT -9
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