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Show us your drawings/artwork

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by shifty_uk, 19 Apr 2011.

  1. V F

    Capodecina

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    You just brought back memories of an old clip I used to get fascinated on 4 years or so ago.



    These are great!
     
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  2. elmarko

    Capodecina

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    Thanks :), it's pretty basic really - just black & 4 greys - but as long as you take ages getting the darkest shades in the right place it looks right - the rest you can make up as you go along pretty much & nobody notices when it's all misplaced lol, only on eyes can you really mess it up easily.

    The excellent ones above by Lance are considerably harder (by a factor of over 9000!)
     
  3. V F

    Capodecina

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    You still make them really pop! They must look great in white frames. Like the Tiger.

    Like that. That is classy. Looks like something you'd get out of an art shop. Very elegant.
     
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  4. elmarko

    Capodecina

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    Thanks :), but they look better at a distance lol

    Now I need to spend some hard time learning the basics to get better tbh (much I need to learn) if only I hadn't just purchased a nice new acoustic guitar... (going to be hard to find the time!)
     
  5. Delvis

    Caporegime

    Joined: 7 Nov 2004

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    You make it sound easy :p started drawing/shading the rear of a Porsche the other night based on a picture in your style, no idea where to start, what to shade!
     
  6. elmarko

    Capodecina

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    Just play around with the picture in photo-shop, I turn it black & white & whack up the contrast, bleed out most of the tones till it's basic to draw - takes a while but it makes it more obvious as to where to shade.

    I find an online reference, prepare it in photoshop (whack up the contrast, brightness) bleed the tones/colours - size it to equal that of my paper (A3) so I know it will fit correctly - then I use the old "penicil & thumb in the air" method of measuring the key points (eyes, nose, top of hair, chin if i was doing a person) - quickly gesture draw the rough outlines, redraw it a little more accuratetly & block off the black - rub out the rest of the pencil marks then fill it in.

    Takes a while to get used to the prepping method, but it helps alot as it allows you to only see 1 tonal range at once - to get the black I only see the black in my reference picture when drawing it.
     
  7. elmarko

    Capodecina

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    Location: Portsmouth (Southsea)

    My private reference tiger photo (from my brother, he's pretty good!).

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    Cropped to fit A3 say.

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    Black & White to bleed colour.

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    High contrast version to bleed most the tones

    (this is what I'll aim to have the final bit look like & I'll use this as my shading reference).

    I'll use this to do the very basic outline & use the one below to do the black layer detail.

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    This is the one I'll use as my reference to get the black layer as it's hard to disinguish the darkest grey & black otherwise.

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    Please keep images to 1280px wide or lower. You can also post in spoiler tags like I've done for you - Rilot
     
  8. Delvis

    Caporegime

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    Cool cheers man, I'll see what I can do. If its good enough I'll post something up ;)

    Edit: that second post helps a lot mate, I'll have a play now
     
  9. elmarko

    Capodecina

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    Just do loose pencil sketches at each stage, gradually increasing the accuracy of the basic outline/positioning should do it & keep redoing it until it looks right on key parts - don't worry too much about say the fur for the example above - just get the eyes in the exact right position & work outwards :), but I'm an amateur myself so take it with a pinch of salt.

    I just break things down to there component parts (colour wise) - I'm learning on how to do it with shapes too to make the drawing phase quicker as I spend a couple of hours getting the sketch just right - then usually 2 or 3 more doing the shading.
     
  10. Droolinggimp

    Mobster

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    Not mine but they are done by someone I know. He is going to soon produce his own online comic. I have permission to post.

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  11. TheMeekon

    Wise Guy

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    Worth a listen:

    Explains some of what I was saying yesterday.
     
  12. Number_25

    Mobster

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    I used to really enjoy drawing as a child, stopped doing it though as I grew into my teens.

    This thread has given me impotence to go out and start drawing again.

    Here are two of our most iconic figures, Big Ben and the Queen.

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  13. Delvis

    Caporegime

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    Do any of you guys have lap trays/portable easels you use? I just have a sketch book and one of those things you use to put on your lap for your dinner plate at the moment :p

    Anyone recommend anything?
     
  14. LanceCrossfire

    Hitman

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    Something that have kept me bust the bast couple of days...

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    Game resolution model in progress.
     
  15. Delvis

    Caporegime

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    Thats pretty damn awesome.
     
  16. Delvis

    Caporegime

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    Something from myself , basically a copy of a photo.

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    I absoloutely hate shading :( terrible at it. I need to also start drawing without looking at something.
     
  17. Dolly

    Gangster

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    Had a go at painting something today. Not quite finished but almost.

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  18. LanceCrossfire

    Hitman

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    Location: altrincham, manchester

    update on the low poly model...

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  19. PooBrain

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    Did you decimate that?
     
  20. LanceCrossfire

    Hitman

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    I decimated the high poly to ~20%, imported parts of it into 3DCoat and 3DS Max to retopologise and make the low poly. I then used X-Normal to bake the detail from the decimated sculpt onto the new low poly geometry.