Usually I copy and paste, then mirror. Erase all the front detail and then draw the back. I do it so that I got the front to look at for reference. On the Mad Jack one though, he had an issue with his hand, so I fixed it but its just a smidge off. I built these tonight, and its not real bad. I'll fix it. They're coming out a little dark though.
Very nice! I like a lot Mad Jack face. The only thing a bit off are the folds (creases?) of his coat. That "bulge" on his back is by purpose, 'cause there's somewhat causing it? Otherwise the folds should go "straight" from top to bottom....
I'd also make Roy pants fringe bigger, to make them more standing out.
I'd have to find a good Western boardgame: it's a shame to have not use for your minis......
Oh yeah.. the errant highlight I can't get rid of. For some reason, the gradient tool in GIMP keeps doing that. I kept trying to re-work it by hand (with a mouse since my pen-tablet won't work with GIMP) and it looked really bad. If I can learn to replicate the blend that the gradient tool does, I'll fix it. Its really bugs me that the back of his duster looks like that.
Thanks for the tips. That fringe on Roy's chaps should be bigger, because it was kinda tough to shade like it is.
Post by cowboyleland on Dec 23, 2010 12:24:58 GMT -9
Hey Rev, I don't really know what I'm talking about, but if it was me trying to correct the high-light I'd blow up the image to 400% or 800% and attack it with a small airbrush using a dark tone and high transparentcy. Just thinking out loud.
On the other hand, maybe it's the herd that is crazy.
This is a thing that come in my mind one hour ago. I was reading a western comic, and i noticed the different shadow method the artist do when the hero is in the desert and when is in less sunny environment.
What he do for the desert is drawing very hard shadows: almost no "blur" of the shadows, they're full dark and with very hard edges.... like the shadows in the space. Instead, the shadows in other ambients are blurred, not too dark. The comic is in B/W but you may try the trick anyway, to see what happens.
stoff: These are the versions that i was talking about.
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Vermin King: Not all progress is beneficial...
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cowboyleland: Hm. Ok, turns out I have it on a back-up drive already anyway.
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