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Juliet

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« on: 01-05-2003 14:26 »

I love to but sometimes I not very good at drawing things like People's body. Do you great arties got any drawing tips for me and for other people?

wu_konguk

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« Reply #1 on: 01-05-2003 14:31 »

I don't consider myself a very good artist but the best way to learn how to draw something is usually by observing things in the real world. I mena I'm trying to learn how to draw hands properly and I am doing it by looking at my own hand and seeing how it is made up.
I suppose I could tell you how i colour my art as well but for the moment I have said my piece.
TheVoices

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« Reply #2 on: 01-05-2003 14:54 »

Polykarbon have some good tutorials and techniques as do How to draw manga sure these don't teach you much other than manga, but they tell you how to draw bodies correctly and how to get the proportions correct. I do a lot of life drawing at college so I get plenty of practice drawing people. As crap as this might sound, practice helps to, and something that I've begun to find out recently is that some people can draw and some can't, for some it comes naturally. All I can say is practice a lot, using different media! not just pencils,
if you put enough effort into it you'll get something out of it. Don't be afraid to spend a couple of hours on something. wu_konguk had some ace advice as well, understanding how some things work will help it look more realistic

Also, you need to look like an artist! Drink lots of coffee, and always act depressed, this way people will think your deep in thought all the time... maybe   tongue

Hawk

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« Reply #3 on: 01-05-2003 15:16 »
« Last Edit on: 01-05-2003 15:16 »

*Takes notes* Coffee...... depressed.......
Juliet

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« Reply #4 on: 01-05-2003 16:37 »

Thanks guys I give it my best shot.
Teral

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« Reply #5 on: 01-05-2003 16:44 »

And above all else you need to be poor! All artists are poor.

If that's a problem you can send all your money to:

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« Reply #6 on: 01-06-2003 05:59 »

I can't say it much better than TheVoices or Wu have already put it, only difference is that I don't drink Coffee (although the depressed bit is spot on)
wu_konguk

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« Reply #7 on: 01-06-2003 06:09 »

Wallowing in self pity helps as well.
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« Reply #8 on: 01-06-2003 14:07 »

That's a great character trait for anyone, not just artists!
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« Reply #9 on: 01-07-2003 09:08 »

As TheVoices said, Practice! I think Practice is most important. and again as TheVoices said, don't be afraid to spend hours on a drawing. I've spend 4 hours drawing a skeleten sitting on a pile os skulls once, turned out pretty nice actualy!  big grin

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wu_konguk

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« Reply #10 on: 01-07-2003 09:57 »

Well while I'm waiting for an AMV to download, which is going to take forever stupid 56k modem, I whought I might tell you how I colour in on Photoshop. If it helps good if it don't meh I'm just killing time here.
First get your picture loaded in Photoshop 7 (im not sure if all these techniques work in earlier versions). Since i use a mouse I make sure the picture is sealed (i'e when you fill an area of skin it doesn't turn the whole page that colour). Then I take these line and make them the first layer leveing the background layer blanck for now. Then I create a second layer and add the base colour onto that layer using the wnad tool and fill bucket. This is probably standard at this point of course sometime imake different layers for colours depending on how complex the picture is.

Next Shadows another layer set to multipy in the layer settings. The with the poligon laso tool I select an area that I think the shadows should be in. Next with the paint bucket tool I set the oppacity to 30%. For the colour of the shadows I use a dark blue since this is the colur of most shadows. Then I used the fill bucket on the area and do this process for the whole picture. The reason i set the buckets opacity and not the layers is becase I can reapply the bucket to areas to create darker shadows. Finnally I go to filter options and apply a gaussian blur to the shadow layer with a radius of about 4.8.

Next highlights yes you guessed it another layer set to overlay. FOr this I use an air brush with a white color. I apply the high lights and then decied on opcity as the picture dictates then i apply the gaussian blur to that layer.

For guns and other metal objects I use the dodge and burn tools.

The rest is all dependent on the picture it's self. I usually make the background last but that's my preferences. Then i save the file as a jpeg and mess around with the levels and hues and saturations on that version. Then i might add some effects then i save it and then I go to  http://www.ranchoweb.com/  and upload it so I can remote link it here smile

And that as they say is that.

Damn that file is still downloading  mad
Juliet

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« Reply #11 on: 01-31-2003 08:53 »
« Last Edit on: 01-31-2003 08:53 »

I really do suck at drawing I was drawing today and it looks nasty

I can only do scan grabs.
Hawk

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« Reply #12 on: 01-31-2003 08:57 »

Try more Juli! You can't give up yet! Giving up early is for cowards.
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« Reply #13 on: 01-31-2003 10:18 »

Right, Hawk. ;-)
Juliet

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« Reply #14 on: 02-24-2003 09:31 »

I got some news to tell you I thinking of joining a arts class (today maybe) to improve my drawings

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« Reply #15 on: 04-07-2003 16:21 »

What Drawing programme do you used?
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« Reply #16 on: 04-09-2003 16:17 »

Paint  smile
Prowla RX7

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« Reply #17 on: 04-10-2003 00:39 »

Hands are by far the most difficult things to draw due to the complexity of it's many different poses.  Facial expressions are one of the easier things to learn as I'm sure many people have spent most of their time perfecting the face.  Headshots are easy, it's the rest of the figure that kills me.
LittleMiss

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« Reply #18 on: 04-10-2003 01:24 »

I usually print out a full body shot of the characters and observe the way their bodies are shaped.  Then I experiment with poses until it looks good.  I keep it up until it gets better and better.

--Missy
Juliet

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« Reply #19 on: 04-10-2003 07:24 »

My drawing this sucks I'm trying to draw a picture of me behind Bender hugging him.

The Bender

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« Reply #20 on: 04-28-2003 20:36 »

 I think that drawing yourself is really hard. I learned how to draw by doodling in class. I dont think that is very good advice but o well it worked for me.
The Bender

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« Reply #21 on: 04-28-2003 20:40 »

 
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Originally posted by Hawk:
Try more Juli! You can't give up yet! Giving up early is for cowards.
no giving up is for losers!! Do you wanna be a loser? I dont think so!!!
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« Reply #22 on: 04-29-2003 16:07 »

I also doodle in class! I've drawn Leela with a gun! And also Fry, Amy!   smile
wu_konguk

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« Reply #23 on: 04-30-2003 09:28 »

Best thing to do is to practice as often as possible. I just got a WACOM (mouse pen) and it's like learning how to draw all over again. All I can do now is practice and practice more.
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« Reply #24 on: 04-30-2003 11:22 »

im good with paint shop pro :P
Juliet

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« Reply #25 on: 04-30-2003 14:57 »

my drawings are improving

Lurrr

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« Reply #26 on: 05-05-2003 11:24 »

Drawing from life is always a good way to go. For my art A Level our teacher brought in someone to model for us so we could get the hang of drawing the human body. We definitely improved, although mainly to avoid having to see that ugly model again...   eek


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« Reply #27 on: 05-05-2003 12:05 »

I've been doing scans now. I a bit worried because I need to have a look at speicail stuff to give the scan a bit more character. That's why I've been doing more scenes with the scans
SB

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« Reply #28 on: 05-05-2003 12:13 »

I've been doing scanarts, since I first saw the artwork on CGEF and FSAC.  I did 4 or 5 (First entry Sean's Stuff thread)then took a gamble and contacted Paul who seems to have his fair share of the market, and asked if he'd help a budding artist.  He did, and look where it got me to.

I cannot draw by hand, looking at a pencil and a blank piece of paper still makes me shudder from when I was in art class and showing extreme ineptitude at drawing.
Killerfox

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« Reply #29 on: 05-05-2003 14:08 »

well scince i SUCK BIG TIME at drawing i cant really tell you tips but maybe i could help by telling you when you star try doing less complex thing, as you get bette you can do more difficult possitions hope that helps  big grin
Emma

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« Reply #30 on: 05-08-2003 14:00 »

I'm quite a good drawer! My favorite subject is Art!The drawing tip I use is Paint!
The Bender

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« Reply #31 on: 05-09-2003 18:51 »

Art is my favorite subject too. I have always liked it, i am preety good at it
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #32 on: 05-10-2003 01:36 »

Dumb question, I know, but how do I post pictures without uploading them somewhere and linking to it?
Killerfox

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« Reply #33 on: 05-10-2003 16:05 »

maybe some thing that made me be so bad in art is that all my art teachers dont help me and they just suck, they have all been such bad abd teachers
Kryten

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« Reply #34 on: 05-10-2003 23:47 »

 
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Originally posted by zoidyzoid:
Dumb question, I know, but how do I post pictures without uploading them somewhere and linking to it?

You don't.

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