Post by Two foot Tom on Jun 3, 2009 11:16:15 GMT -9
ok, im not exactly new but i thought that i would post this here anyway. All my AS-level exams are now over (whew) and im back in the old paper model making game again. As you may all remember i am a little... um .... rusty at this and i mostly make 1:72 mods for the forums at Junior General but i am giving 30mm a shot and hoping for the best. Ok, so this is rough but this is the first time using corel and i am still lacking a scanner, so its getting there. So tell me what you think and be blunt...ish
Post by onemonkeybeau on Jun 3, 2009 11:23:52 GMT -9
I can definitely tell what you're going for here. Here are a few observations:
1. The torso is too long 2. The right uppe arm is too long 3. His sword arm looks a bit wonky
Hands and faces are the hardest things to recreate realistically. I would suggest tracing (and tracing, and tracing) some of Jim's figs to get your muscle memory kicking into high gear. Once this happens your muscles will 'remember' how to draw a hand (or whatever you're drawing) and the fig will eventually come together in proportion.
Post by Two foot Tom on Jun 3, 2009 11:53:46 GMT -9
ok cheers mate thats really constructive stuff, at the moment i am having a go at a wizard and ...well lets just see what happens. I agree with your three points, i find arms quite hard to keep in perportion and i shall try that with the tracing
Looks good for a first attempt. I agree with Beau, the proportions are a bit off.
Something helpful that Jim provided is his figure poses. They are in vector format, so I do not know how Corel will handle them, but you should at least be able to cut rotate and paste to get your poses.
The elbow usually falls roughly in line with the waist, or a hair higher. With the arm straight down, the hand usually falls about mid-thigh. The groin is a good halfway marker between the base of the feet and the top of the head.
Obviously if you're going for a more 'heroically-proportioned' style, these may change a little, but they're still a good guide.
Post by old squirmydad on Jun 3, 2009 14:49:02 GMT -9
Stand up and let you arms hang down, take note of where they are. I know lots of beginning artists start thinking, when drawing things like arms, that it's too long and end up under-compensating and de-proportionalising them; they get nervous about the arm length and end up making the hands too small too. Open your hand and spread it over you face. Make a fist, hold it up next to your head, and look in a mirror. Then make the hand/fist you draw a little larger than that. Hope those help.
Post by Two foot Tom on Jun 4, 2009 8:36:20 GMT -9
Wow thinks guys, this has been a great help. I shall print all that u have said out and go and sit with my lap top and corel and create some kick ass warriors..... well i shall probly start with politely nudge ass first and work my way up. I am pleased that u have all took time helping me with this and i shall try my best.
Post by Two foot Tom on Jul 28, 2010 3:06:52 GMT -9
Ok folks im back. I have had a bit more time just recently as its the summer hols and i am awaiting my A level results so they are out the way. I finally posess a scanner and have been playing about with it quite alot. I have been sifting through the internet for good graphics software which won't empty my bank account and have finally settled with GIMP but i am still getting used to this program. The colouring part i am ok with but when it comes to layers and trying to move the front and back so they are on top of each other i go a bit kaput. (I didnt do A level ICT). I finally managed to get the front and back sides on the same sheet but i am still sorting out the base tab. I must say that i do feel that it is a vast improvement on my last attempt but with a scanner i can actually use my own drawings as a guideline. It seemed to take ages to do but here it is, a shabby peasant;
after i finish this chap i have a billman and a handgunner in preparation. I am also planning some english civil war stuff as it is my favorite era. If i do get these done can i post them here? i know that this site is only generally for fantasy and sci fi and not historical. I do fantasy stuff as well as historical but i very rarely do sci fi as it isnt really my area of interest.
Post by Two foot Tom on Aug 14, 2010 8:24:11 GMT -9
Ah right im back and wow, my own board; thank u very much. I have been designing while i was away but mostly 2cm stuff as i usually work in smaller scales. I have been doing digital work since i got home but having bought a few models on holiday i am also painting them. hopefully get some more stuff posted soon
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surfduke: Do you want a preview pdf of the Jupiter 2 here? If so how do I post it.
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cowboyleland: I always thought Tirick was a little mad.
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Toman: yea I have been. pretty cool project. I've done a few scratch builds like that but not as large. cutting individual stones or carving stones in foam sucks.
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Vermin King: Anybody else following Mauther's home-made Playmobile castle build? Looks really good so far
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