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
cowboyleland: It looks like you guys are busy, but I would like to point out that the "Ghoul Design Tutorial." which would start to answer bobsomething 's question from Aug 10, is MIA (again)
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squirmydad: I need to reset a primary domain or something.
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