Post by josedominguez on Mar 10, 2009 7:30:26 GMT -9
Yup, I haven't worked out the complimentary shading thing yet.... it was a lot easier on the bug as he's all shades of grey, so a nice charcoal outline worked. Harder with flesh though. I'm still very new to this, haven't quite found a style yet. Still copying everyone else really.
with extra outline and sword (not sure on that, think it needs to be a polearm of some sort)
You are doing a really nice job on this design. And remember... imitation is the greatest form of flattery. Working in someone else's style sometimes helps you to work through problems, or come up with new ideas. Just keep drawing...the style will develop.
A note, for making this a paper figure in the standard 28mm-30mm heroic scale. Subtle gradations, shading and highlights are not going to translate well. So you may want, from time to time, reduce and print out a test copy.
Things to think about might be exaggeration of color and shadow. Simple is usually better. And high saturation and well delineated segments for major body areas.
Post by josedominguez on Mar 11, 2009 10:26:35 GMT -9
I'm still having issues at the point where a drawing becomes a figure. Not too bad though, and I've kept it to a simple pallette so I can make the gradients a bit more obvious at smaller size. I'm still learning but I'll get there. The advice on thicker outlines has definately worked out. Looking a lot less 'washed out' now. Need to photoshop the outline a bit too.
Of course, you don't have to measure the outline exactly, as long as it's thick enough. The main point of it is to give the modeller some leeway when cutting it out. And of course, when you've got thin areas of model (like the blade of a sword), that extra millimetre or two will help make it a little sturdier. But you can easily make the lines thicker than you need them, and let the modeller use their own judgement when the knife's out.
The new outline really does make a big difference, though! ;D
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