Post by magpiestear on Nov 14, 2009 12:39:11 GMT -9
Well they get the thumbs up from my daughter 'tell me when they're finished and we'll print them out' were her parting words as she went off to play with her train set that has currently taken over the living room!!!!
Thanks Jim! I was hoping it would rather look fairyish but elfish is good too. I'm glad you like my coloring.
Xtea: I thought you like the purple Dracena the best or my memory is escaping me?
Floyd: Yes, I'm working on them. I need a lot of these designs because I plan to shrink them down and put like 3 of them on one "model". Color wheel helps to choose these colors, without it I would probably do something totally different --like use only blues, or use only ones that have the tint of yellow. Well, you get the point. I'm no Van Gogh.
And because I've typed up this text I suppose I could show you what got done the last weekend:
I kept them away from you guys because I don't like to see myself double posting so I was planning to show a lot of them to you, but only a few for now.
The Auld Grump thanks for the pictures. If I get to the insect people I'm going to do it the way I started to design them. The full body is going to look like that the humanoid genes are mixed with insects, not just the legs and the back.
Post by theauldgrump on Nov 30, 2009 17:51:39 GMT -9
Well, it was an alternative - you did not sound all that happy with the straight up humanoid/insect look. If my centauroid ramblings have done nothing but make you happier with your original choice then all to the good.
Both the flower fairies and the insectile fairies were largely Victorian affectations - earlier periods did not view the fey in quite that romantic a light. (Heck, up until Elizabethan times fairies were generally considered bad news, giving us such wonderful medical terms as 'stroke' - originally 'elf stroke'.)
If the set(s) is out in time for Christmas then I will be bundling it with Faery's Tale, for a gaming couple that I know who have a little girl. (One of the first toys they got for her, on her first Christmas, was a complete set of stuffed polyhedral dice.... )
I think that her parents will be well pleased. (Faery's Tale is aimed at players around six years old. )
The Auld Grump
*EDIT* For some reason the Dracena Fairy makes me think of Carmen Miranda....
I am not happy with my designs still, they need some tweaking. The only reason that I do not concentrate on the bug creatures because I don't find them fairy like. As for the dracena fairy... I'm surprised that is the one that pulled the image of Carmen Miranda into your mind, I mean the apple fairy has a well packed hat on her head --a lot closer to the ones Carmen was wearing. That is interesting though, I wonder why the dracena had this effect on you. I have gotten involved playing Dragon Age Origins, which means that I'm taking a break from drawing. I am not sure when are they going to hit the market. My apologies -the game is way too interesting.
As for the dracena fairy... I'm surprised that is the one that pulled the image of Carmen Miranda into your mind, I mean the apple fairy has a well packed hat on her head --a lot closer to the ones Carmen was wearing. That is interesting though, I wonder why the dracena had this effect on you.
That's easy - the skirt. For me Carmen Miranda is always associated with both the involved head gear (not always a fruit basket) and long skirts. Boom chicka chic!
I'm sorry if I am messing up someone's schedules. I was giving you guys heads up so things like that won't happen. I wasn't sure anybody is really that interested in this set aside from 3 cute daughters And people who want insect-like fairies.
I really cannot help myself, I play into the night not even realizing that it is over bedtime I'm so involved with this game! And that says something. Whohoo!
Post by old squirmydad on Dec 2, 2009 11:37:46 GMT -9
Game playing distracting you from creating? I had the same problem a couple of weeks ago with this game I found called "HALO", maybe you've heard of it? I work on a Mac and there aren't many games for it that interest me, so I get more work done. Recently I upgraded my Paralells program (which allows me to run Windows on my Mac) and found that the HALO universe is now playable on my Mac....is it December already?
One useful thing about video games (good ones) is that I get to see some good examples of texturing and model detailing techniques that I fully intend to incorporate into my own model and texture work...just as soon as I defeat the Covenant troops on the ship.
Post by theauldgrump on Dec 6, 2009 15:52:49 GMT -9
Sorry about the brevity above - my laptop gave me a six minute shutdown warning as I opened it.
Thinking about it, I can see where Caitlin is coming from - mice would be rather nice, and if the fairies shown so far end up being about 1 inch or so in height then the mice can be done near life size. I can also see such things as riding pigeons, but then I am a Pratchett fan. (Feegle wa hai!) Chipmunks might also be cute.
Following with some-not-really-requests-but-maybe-some-ideas - I can think of some less pleasant flower fairies to add to the mix - Nightshade(or Belladonna - really common around where I live), Monkshood (or Wolfsbane, or Devil's Helmet), Bloodroot, Jack-In-the-Pulpit, Foxglove, Lily of the Valley, Yew, and Hemlock.
Given the season, perhaps Mistletoe, Ash, and Holly for the nicer fey.
Mushroom fey might include Puffball and Amanita (ever notice that the Smurfs live in poisonous mushrooms? ).
Dave: Thanks for the comment! I am not going to start playing Halo then if it is really that overrated. It must be good for some who likes the genre though because of how many parts have been made.
The Auld Grump: Thank you for forwarding the messages. As for the moment there were no plans for rider fairies. Later on I might change my mind and make a whole army of them if I ever get back to drawing. This game is just way too cool. Oh, and Xmas is coming up so there are other reasons to be extra busy.
squirmydad: My heart just sank, thoughts and prayers indeed.
Jul 23, 2021 6:02:52 GMT -9
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squirmydad: The minis are...out there...
Jun 22, 2021 16:59:45 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Thanks to squirmydad for continuing to make the forgotten cool stuff easy to find.
Jun 22, 2021 6:36:07 GMT -9
Vermin King: Got to see Jeff Beck at one of those. Pretty cool. Only time I saw Adrian Belew was at a club gig in KC. Now, I am trying to get Mom up and running on Pandora for old country music. It's her first smart phone
Jun 13, 2021 15:10:20 GMT -9
Vermin King: I think I have it going now, Barbara Streisand hasn't come up on Willie Nelson in over 48 hours. Back when I was in Cleveland, a disc jockey was formerly with Peter Frampton's band. He set up club gigs for folks
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senkosmos: I'm a fan of every artist you mentioned, particularly Jeff Beck (Beck, Boggart & Appice being among my top 3 heavy blues albums, I'ts certainly a pity that Pandora is given you such a hard time to listen to Belew
Jun 12, 2021 8:02:20 GMT -9
Vermin King: I then did another search and started a new Adrian Belew station. It did have 'Artist Only', but the Thumbs Playlist would only go to eight songs. If I added a song, it deleted another. I think I now have it fixed. Didn't have that problem with others
Jun 11, 2021 14:41:41 GMT -9
Vermin King: Back to Pandora. I doubt that there are many Adrian Belew fans here, but on Pandora he is jinxed. I deleted the radio station since it did not offer 'Artist Only' mode, and the Adrian Belew Radio Thumbs Playlist never existed.
Jun 11, 2021 14:38:57 GMT -9
Vermin King: Rant over ... almost. I'm sure I will be back on this later
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Vermin King: And Tom Petty is on every station, including Willie Nelson. I like Tom Petty's songs, but not to where I have collected his station, and he certainly doesn't fit on the Jeff Beck station.
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Vermin King: And why does the David Bowie station play America and John Denver? Aargh
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Vermin King: I totally do not understand Pandora any more. I changed phones and when I logged into Pandora, my stations were basically wiped clean. Adrian Belew used to have Adrian Belew, King Crimson, Zappa, etc. Now it has only played one true Adrian Belew song
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squirmydad: Last year the schools did drive-thru graduations. No overtime, not authorized this year.
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cowboyleland: Canada is up to 50% (eligible) vaccinated but we are still not reopening schools. My kid probably won't get a grad at all.
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Vermin King: Oo, doggies! I hope you get overtime
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squirmydad: I'm setting up staging and sound systems, running the grad, then striking and rolling to the next one. I'm pretty tired and still have one more week of these. An end of year concerts.
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squirmydad: Returning to normal means that for me I'm working every graduation (x27) that the schools and programs are doing this spring, each graduation being on the schools site, sometimes 2 or 3 in the same day.
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Vermin King: I guess returning to normal is causing things to be very quiet here lately
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mproteau (Paper Realms): rag - the best thing to do is to pull the art out of the PDF and print straight from Silhouette Studio. That way you can ensure you have the registration marks you want, and the cutlines all line up. I have a video showing how to do this easily if needed.
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