That's looking like a really good likeness so far, well done. I'd suggest amping up the highlights, though. Partially because the leather coat ought to have a half-decent shine on it, and partially so it still stands out at 30mm.
Post by josedominguez on Apr 5, 2009 1:29:24 GMT -9
I've kept the highlights as a separate layer.... should be able to tweak it once it's 'at scale'. All done with inkscape. You're right about not needing expensive software. I'm also considering trading up from my wacom bamboo to the intuos. I'm doing OK, but's there's a flow to your line art that I'm not capable of. (of course, if I get the intuos I'll have run out of excuses and will have to admit it's me, not the equipment).
Heh. There's barely any programs on my computer that I've paid for. I must admit, I haven't got to grips with Inkscape properly yet; I mostly use it for bitmap tracing. I open my drawing file in Inkscape, run a bitmap trace and save as an SVG, then open the SVG back up in GIMP and re-save as a PNG; this gives them a much smoother, more consistent look. Which is probably a large factor in where the smooth flow you referred to actually comes from. Next time I do a convert I'll have to show a before and after so you can see the difference. Most of the time I do actual vector art (like my Kawaii!Scully badges), it's in OpenOffice.org Draw.
I totally recommend the Intuos if you can afford it. I got the Intuos 3 A4 during a brief period of having money, and I love it to bits.
Post by josedominguez on Apr 5, 2009 3:57:11 GMT -9
I think I'll go for the Intuos then... I love the little bamboo one I've got (wacom too). And I'm really impressed with it. I've settled on drawing as a hobby now, and it's a lot cheaper than my old one (tournament paintball) which was burning through about £350 a month in travel, hotels etc... I just wish I'd discovered this earlier!
The coloring looks great. I agree with the others ,that adding sharper highlights will make the leather look more glossy. Focus on the shape and make it hard edged. This will make a cool figure when done.
Also ,try giving all the shapes a black line, that will make it fit in better with the hand drawn stuff, unless your going for a clean vector look. JIM
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