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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Resurrection_Joe, Jun 13, 2006.
Kinda poopy. Drew it at the cafe on an off day. Oh well.
you can definatly draw RJ
Whooo! My dedication to the arts finally kicked in and I've been up all night working on this. Maybe 3 or 4 hours total. I'm pretty damn proud. Needs a bit of tweaking, but, really, don't we all?
A Vector Of The Head In The Above Sketch
A CG Colour Work Of The Above Vector
Why the little mosquitoe lookin bug in the first drawing? Not critiquing, just curious.
I know nothing about computer art. Is this something you do by hand and then scan into the computer or with a program? If so what program? Looks great!
It's supposed to be a firefly. I was watching Samurai Champloo when I drew the original. They used a LOT of fireflies in that series.
"Let's go to the next town... HEY A FIREFLY OMG!"
It helps kill space and add detail, plus it kind of squares out the layout.
I do it by hand with a Wacom Intuous 6x8 Tablet. I use Photoshop.
I started by scanning the orignal drawing.
Then, I made a new blank layer over it, and drew paths over all the main lines, and traced those paths with the pen tool. This makes a vectored base, as in the second picture I posted. They're a lot smoother and colour really well.
Next, I run from one to ten layers over the lines, with a white background. On the layer, or on each layer, I coulor a section. I start with the flat base colour. When I have that done, I use dodge and burn to lay out highlights and shadows. I usually use a photo for reference. After the shadow and highlight is layed down, I blend it with the smudge tool, and then blur it with the *gasp* blur tool.
That's baically it. I added earings by progressively lightetening the shade of a silver do until I hit the middle and then highlighted the top surface curve.
If you save the final coloured picture, and screw with the contrast and brightness, you can see the work that went into the hair. I did it by highlighting and shading as nromal, but ver light blending. Then, I made progressively smaller strands with the smudge tool, down to three pixels. After that, I ran a three pixel dodge and burn brush over it for even more strandiness. I kind of hurried it though, 'twas getting early.
Anyway, thank you for the interest and compliments.
Critiqque all you want, as long as you're nice... ha!
In the original:
One shoulder is disjointed
The robe is unnaturally straight
The detail varies throughout
The okatana is not positioned logically
The legs are too short
The wrapping on the legs look like moon boots
Not sitting straight
I wussed out on the hands.
The groin has a defining line on the right but it needed to be bigger
and you spelled positioned wrong
I dicked with the website a bit, new content, better layout
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