Thanks! As I said, it was actually a lot easier than I was expecting; the tartan was done simply by starting with a flat mid-blue basecoat, laying down thick bands of a darker blue, then using a thin yellowish brush to run down the edges of the dark bands and a thinner orange one to run lines down the centre of the bands. The actual shading and highlighting was just laid down with soft black and white brushes on a separate "overlay" layer.
Last Edit: Mar 16, 2009 4:32:29 GMT -9 by Aestelon
If the pattern had been especially complicated, then I might have been tempted to do something like that (although I probably would have hated myself for it afterwards! ). But this tartan was so simple to replicate by hand, there didn't seem to be any excuse to rely on stock patterns (in fact, it was probably easier to draw from scratch than it would have been to find a decent swatch of it online..!).
This discussion got me curious about plaid patterns so I went looking for some and found this: Clan Patterns
* Photoshop has a technique using Displacement maps to recognize folds and valleys and "can" do a good job of warping a straight pattern convincingly. It can also work well if you are wanting to wrap ... say a skin texture.
I used the McLeod pattern on the back of the Kobold kilt as an quick example. It would have been more convincing to align the grain of the pattern with each piece of fabric...but it fairly illustrates the point.
That is very cool. I don't use Photoshop myself, so that particular route's probably not open to me. But it does occur to me that Artweaver has a set of Warping brushes, and the main one (appropriately called Warp) seems to do (I believe) roughly the same sort of thing as Photoshop's Liquify tool; you can literally 'push' the pattern around with the brush. That might be worth experimenting with for future attempts.
Beau - To be honest, I think even without changing the build of the figure, Conan's still too different from this to be a simple mod. I think it'd be easier to do a new one of him from scratch.
Last Edit: Mar 20, 2009 19:31:17 GMT -9 by Aestelon
Hmm... Aestelon...I'd like to see you do a Slaine figure. You are not too far off with that base figure. Shorten the hair and make it black n spikey. Add some face paint, a metal skull waste belt and a ridiculously large Axe and wahhlahh The Son God.
Hmm. Also one to consider. I'm not sure it'd be particularly any easier to mod this fig than draw a new one, but I'll see what happens. I'm not that familiar with Slaine, but I've grabbed a few reference pics to spark me ideas.
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