Post by josedominguez on Mar 10, 2009 7:30:26 GMT -9
Yup, I haven't worked out the complimentary shading thing yet.... it was a lot easier on the bug as he's all shades of grey, so a nice charcoal outline worked. Harder with flesh though. I'm still very new to this, haven't quite found a style yet. Still copying everyone else really.
with extra outline and sword (not sure on that, think it needs to be a polearm of some sort)
You are doing a really nice job on this design. And remember... imitation is the greatest form of flattery. Working in someone else's style sometimes helps you to work through problems, or come up with new ideas. Just keep drawing...the style will develop.
A note, for making this a paper figure in the standard 28mm-30mm heroic scale. Subtle gradations, shading and highlights are not going to translate well. So you may want, from time to time, reduce and print out a test copy.
Things to think about might be exaggeration of color and shadow. Simple is usually better. And high saturation and well delineated segments for major body areas.
Post by josedominguez on Mar 11, 2009 10:26:35 GMT -9
I'm still having issues at the point where a drawing becomes a figure. Not too bad though, and I've kept it to a simple pallette so I can make the gradients a bit more obvious at smaller size. I'm still learning but I'll get there. The advice on thicker outlines has definately worked out. Looking a lot less 'washed out' now. Need to photoshop the outline a bit too.
Of course, you don't have to measure the outline exactly, as long as it's thick enough. The main point of it is to give the modeller some leeway when cutting it out. And of course, when you've got thin areas of model (like the blade of a sword), that extra millimetre or two will help make it a little sturdier. But you can easily make the lines thicker than you need them, and let the modeller use their own judgement when the knife's out.
The new outline really does make a big difference, though! ;D
wyvern: surfduke: You should be able to post links to any files or images already on a website somewhere by just adding the URL when you set-up a post using the full "Create Post" Forum post editor (i.e. NOT the "Quick Reply" version).
May 27, 2020 10:20:28 GMT -9
wyvern: I've found Photos loading the first image slowly every time I've switched on the computer in recent times. It's been OK after that, but seems like it can't quite remember how to do it just after it's been woken up...
May 27, 2020 10:17:36 GMT -9
surfduke: Do you want a preview pdf of the Jupiter 2 here? If so how do I post it.
May 27, 2020 0:39:56 GMT -9
Vermin King: That would explain why 'Photos' loaded slower this weekend. It was 'improved'
May 26, 2020 8:07:25 GMT -9
wyvern: It wasn't some fresh Windows "improvement" then... I noticed the icon for the MS image viewer, "Photos", changed a few days back as well. Doesn't seem to have changed the app, as far as I can tell. Yet.
May 26, 2020 4:26:25 GMT -9
lightning: Glad that only a restart was involved. I wouldn't have the energy to much more today :-)
May 26, 2020 3:01:39 GMT -9
Vermin King: I had a scare and a half. Went to open a pdf for the first time today and nothing happened. Checked All Programs and saw that Reader updated on 05/23. Restarting fixed it. Whew
May 25, 2020 10:56:44 GMT -9
Vermin King: His eyes must not be as old as mine
May 21, 2020 11:12:39 GMT -9
cowboyleland: I always thought Tirick was a little mad.
May 21, 2020 7:11:40 GMT -9
Vermin King: Really worn out tonight, so when I'm like that I just look for things I used to have, but don't any more. I got the Zippy models and am rebuilding my Tirick/TCF Gaming folder. How the heck would anyone build his 1/1000 Battletech mechs without enlarging
May 20, 2020 17:12:58 GMT -9
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.
May 19, 2020 16:50:41 GMT -9
Vermin King: Anybody else following Mauther's home-made Playmobile castle build? Looks really good so far
May 18, 2020 18:13:38 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Good point. Maybe make the wing feathers seperately so that the wind could get through them?
May 14, 2020 6:10:23 GMT -9
squirmydad: We had two operators for the hawk though, one to carry the weight and the other to flap the wings.
May 13, 2020 11:02:25 GMT -9
squirmydad: Probably silk and dowels. I assisted in the construction of a giant hawk puppet for an indoor show, probably about the same size as that pegasus.
May 13, 2020 11:01:49 GMT -9
Vermin King: It's got to be really light. The article dealt with parade puppets. I don't think I'd want to be trying to control that in a stiff wind
May 13, 2020 4:21:20 GMT -9
lightning: that's a nice pegasus!
May 13, 2020 4:10:32 GMT -9
shep: Will it fly, if you move the wings fast enough?
May 13, 2020 1:10:51 GMT -9