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Re: My drawings - works in progress.

Posted 09 October 2013 - 07:32 PM

This guy has some buff a@# legs man!
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Posted 10 October 2013 - 12:43 AM

Yeah,

It was my intention to make him look fit
He is the Hero of the piece I am doing
After all ......
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Posted 10 March 2014 - 01:25 PM

Currently learning pixel-overing and dithering....


five stages of a cartoon cowboy...

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 01:41 PM

I'm by no means a graphic designer, but I've spent a lot of time with Photoshop. I would stay out of the Filter tab altogether for a while. In my experience (with a few exceptions, like Blur), almost all of the functions in that tab give an unprofessional look.

For example, I liked your second to last cowboy much more than I liked the very last one. That one looks very dark. I'd be curious to see how it looked if you shaded it using only your standard toolbar tools.

Edit: The same applies to your layer styles. I think Drop Shadow has become your enemy in a few of these.

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 01:57 PM

Yeah...

I know... but I never used a filter just the brightness-contrast control...


fifty ways to muck up a pic and I will find all fifty...

Im still really learning... take me a while to get it sorted out...

this any better ?

I turned the brightness up again..

any better ?

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 02:22 PM

I would call that a positive. If you can target and find 50 things you think you did wrong with your art, you're finding 50 ways to improve on the next piece. I would definitely call that brighter version an improvement.

To answer your question though, yes I think that new version looks much better, but it still is showing the same issue.

One thing I've had to learn which I think would benefit you is the distinction between shading and darkening. Your shading step shouldn't result in an overall darker image for the most part, but should result in an image which implies a light source coming from a particular direction.

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 02:32 PM

I'm going to share a picture I made a while back. Remember I'm not a graphic designer, I made this out of necessity for a game because I didn't have an artist. I make plenty of amateur mistakes in this. What I want to point out though is the shading in the skin:

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Note that the image overall doesn't become darker with shading, it still has the same color scheme. What it does is imply a light source coming from the right side of the dragon. Try shading your cowboy image (or your cartoon boy image, I really liked that one) again with that in mind.

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 03:07 PM

Ok completely started again...

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 03:08 PM

You should really mind the style you are giving to your drawing and try to be consistent. For example, your cowboy is aliased, it looks like pixel-art. What is the constraint when you do pixel-art ? resolution (you work with few pixels) and colour pallet (usually between 24 and 128 colours. As a result, there can't be smooth gradients like in a photograph, so people shade their drawings by other means. When you do pixel art you want vivid colours, harsh shadows and highlights. It would look odd otherwise, exactly like the lens flare behind your cow.

I suggest you to read comic strips and see how the authors manage to give depth to their drawings (with sometimes very few colours)

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There are many drawing styles, and each one of them represents shadows differently. Pay attention to it and you will learn a lot.

Filters and things like that will help you save time later, but they are not necessary to draw. You only need one layer, one brush and flat colours.
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Posted 10 March 2014 - 03:09 PM

Big improvement, looks great!
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Posted 10 March 2014 - 03:18 PM

I think so too. But it's hard to see where the light comes from, and your shadows sometimes look like dirt.

Pixel-art is not easy, I wouldn't start with that.
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Posted 11 March 2014 - 08:21 AM

right,

my final version of the cowboy..

just need to animate him now..

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 07:11 PM

Animated cowboy

I need to do something with the head as well as the arm just not sure what yet..

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Re: My drawings - works in progress.

Posted 12 March 2014 - 08:49 PM

If he's going to be shooting his wiener then, maybe, a wink or a nod?
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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:05 AM

ok tried winking,

still not right maybe closing his mouth might help ?

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