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Topic: The Arts / Post Whatever You Are Working On!

Am starting to fiddle with 3D modelling for games design, seems to be a very complex field. This is my ‘best’ model so far:


I especially like how it looks as though his eye sockets are bleeding here.

 
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Topic: The Arts / Post Whatever You Are Working On!

Ah, that looks better. Yay :D

 
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Topic: The Arts / Post Whatever You Are Working On!

Ohmygosh Tilty I love your work so much. I swear I’m just in awe when I see it… So. Hard. To. Assess….
That said, do you think perhaps her kneecap is a little too far to the left? Just seems like an odd angle.

 
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Topic: The Arts / Some new weapon sprites. :)

Top middle and bottom right look a little bit strange, the perspective is as if they’re at a 45 degree angle out of the screen almost. The shape on the top middle is strange, and on the bottom right the lower edge of the blade throws off the perspective for me.

 
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Topic: The Arts / [gallery] Oboe Passion's Sketchbook

Ah, it was so nice to get back to art over the break:

The thin lines here are all done using a palette knife, am enjoying more control with both my brushes and palette knives since last time I painted. (Still working a small canvas – above is 12" by 12" and 20" is really the largest I can have in either dimension, unless I paint outside.)
Also tried something acrylic, which I’ll get pictures of up soon. Do you guys think I should try something looser like Pete’s recent portraits , or continue down this path with detail oriented drawings/paintings?

 
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Topic: The Arts / Need artist

Yes, but what look would you want for “better” ? Do you want the graphics to be more detailed, do you feel that the colors are off? Is there a different game that you like the style of?
I know it’s hard to create graphics as a programmer, but you’ve already made them now :) . They seem pretty clean and they get the job done, I’m just not sure what you think an artist could do “better”.
(also, I believe you drew your graphics in native flash, so if you got an artist to make some which you’d then have to import you risk slowing down your game — depends what style you want though, some artists will work in flash)
I’m not trying to be critical, jut understand what you need. The opportunity to work on a finished game doesn’t pop up often, and I at least would accept if I think it can be improved.

 
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Topic: The Arts / Need artist

The graphics in that are fine, what improvements were you really looking for? Remembering that keeping it simple is a good idea.
p.s. Nice game, good concept, as someone already stated a tutorial would help :)

 
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Topic: The Arts / What is the best software and laptop tracpad or mouse

Also, considering you want to use the mouse, I really recommend going into vector art. You can’t (not without a lot of practice) just draw a smooth curve with the mouse. Vectors and paths fix this, in that regard..
Inkscape.

 
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Topic: The Arts / [gallery] Oboe Passion's Sketchbook

People read this? Sweet. Here’s my newest project then. Currently drying.
@TiltedHalo Thank you :3





I don’t like the background one bit, and finished my last painting session very frustrated. He’ll have a plain color background in the end, I think.

Also, brush case I got around to sewing:

 
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Topic: The Arts / Short Story

Originally posted by NimbusCloud26:

Well, first of all, the whole point is that it’s based entirely on the sense of sight.

Is it?
Sorry, that’s not the feeling the repetition evoked for me.
Perhaps describing what’s seen more than merely telling us would make it more acute. I didn’t pick up the lack of other senses, because lets face it – even our sight isn’t working. We’re not looking around in your story. Merely being told what was and wasn’t seen.

 
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Topic: The Arts / [gallery] Oboe Passion's Sketchbook

The art from the last “game” I worked on. Developer pulled out, and I’m thoroughly sick of collaborations. No stocks were used other than the photo of my wonderful friends to keep them royalty free.



 
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Topic: The Arts / [gallery] Oboe Passion's Sketchbook

 
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Topic: The Arts / [gallery] Oboe Passion's Sketchbook


Also getting my site up, slowly, yes the thumbnails are wrong, etc…. but it’s a start.

 
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Topic: The Arts / SOTW Central: The Rules, FAQ, Theme Submissions, Schedule, and Hall of Fame.

Besides, most members who’re active now don’t seem like they’d participate. If I get say 10 people who would like to do it, then I’d be happy to start making threads again (and possibly talk to hokage about getting this updated as necessary). But without good competition there’s not much point.

 
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Topic: The Arts / Eyes!

Can’t be bothered photographing my sketchbook studies. But I did do this oddly shaped one at some point:

 
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Topic: The Arts / [gallery] Oboe Passion's Sketchbook

I’ve only worked on something much larger than A3 once in my life. Though I might consider working on a larger canvas, if I had the room. Since oils take FOREVER to dry and I have to store and not touch the canvas for all that time, any large work would have to be acrylic.

While I have sponge brushes, I’m yet to use them – have been following with how the presenter paints. I think part of the problem with my detail/texture is that I’m not thinking about how a rock is textured. Just blocking in the general shape. Same for the trees, etc. Stopping and considering how these things appear in photos would give me a better idea of which brush to use, I suppose. In terms of texture I’m absolutely loving my palette knives…. Now, just to learn to use them a bit more effectively.

Considering I grab my paint out once every 6-8 months “learning” is a slow process here. Still, this is better than the first one I did. And I’m sure the next one will be better still.

I like the fact this show is now on youtube, and I really recommend it to anyone who’s scared of their oil paints (or.. ahem, paint in general….. Or even, you know, color. Freakin’ hate using color anything). You don’t have to follow along exactly, but it’s a good base to get your skills down while still creating something acceptable.

 
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Topic: The Arts / Pete's art dump

The white in the last five makes them very bold, I seem to prefer the two prior where it was used a little more sparingly. Are the drips on purpose? If so you might consider where you place them a little more, otherwise get the paint on a bit slower to prevent them?
I’m really liking the character with the antlers, pity I don’t know who it’s referencing. And I have to know… Is No.5 Tom Lehrer?
Are you using acrylic for these?

(ps. In terms of criticism, I always find it very hard to critique people I know have more knowledge than me.)

 
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Topic: The Arts / [gallery] Oboe Passion's Sketchbook

Yes, the green in back is far, far too bright. Unfortunately I didn’t have “Pthalo Yellow Green” so I mixed something up, and while it got better as the blacks on the edge dampened it, the color I mixed was too bright for the middle there. Oh well, live and learn.
(PS. My lack of definition? Poor brush skills. I’ll get there one day.)

 
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Topic: The Arts / [gallery] Oboe Passion's Sketchbook

Edit: No I don’t work in pottery/ceramics at all. My mother did though.

Alrighty… New painting :)

Tutorial by Wayne Clements

 
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Topic: The Arts / Graysons art house :)

The line work in the last one is so awesome.
I know it’s rough, but it has some character and feel to it. When you color that, please consider not refining the lines quite so much as the previous pieces. Lines are an asset for you, use them to your advantage.

 
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Topic: The Arts / [gallery] Oboe Passion's Sketchbook


The under kimono (red parts) and the shoes were made by me.

 
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Topic: The Arts / [gallery] Oboe Passion's Sketchbook

Well I use dye instead of paint because I don’t like to have a “feel” on the silk.
This means that it’s a pain in the ass to set and work with but it wont “rub off”, though it might fade eventually, I guess.

 
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Topic: The Arts / [gallery] Oboe Passion's Sketchbook

What I’ve been up to:
Drawings I used for my exam: (I would’ve liked to triple the time spent on each to make them better artistically. Oh well)




Ogi kanzashi (bira bira) for my cosplay this Friday (OHMIGOD I GET TO DRESS UP GUYS!):
Attempt1:

Attempt2:

Aaand a hand painted/dyed cushion:

 
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Topic: The Arts / Pete's art dump

Yep, that’s exactly what I mean.
I sat there staring at it for a little while going “I know this is a portrait…… So why aren’t the shapes making sense?” before I saw it.
I don’t know it it’s due to there being too much negative space, or me being too sleep deprived at the time. Apologies if it was the latter.

 
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Topic: The Arts / Pete's art dump

Originally posted by petesahooligan:

Drew a few things yesterday. Here’s one of them. Frederick Olmsted, the designer of Central Park in New York City.

The negative space on this seems to be poorly defined. It took me a long while to grasp the plane of the face..
Are you going to do anymore work on it or was it just a doodle?