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Author Topic: Mahlua's Lair of Drawings n' Stuff  (Read 19815 times)

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Re: Mahlua's Lair of Drawings n' Stuff
« Reply #240 on: November 29, 2017, 02:36:02 PM »
i once had a tablet with an A6 active area. cheapest thing i bought ever but it started me down the digital path. I'm keeping it to see if once i get good i can use it to do good art :P

cool colouring, its nice how you have the main colours for the objects but also have the highlights in the other objects, it breaks them up, makes them interesting, but also helps them to all match each other. i might try this!

true about making black feathers. its very hard to shade and colour "black" objects well because they are not actually black :P as you well noted, there are different warmths of black, even in the same object :/

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Re: Mahlua's Lair of Drawings n' Stuff
« Reply #241 on: November 29, 2017, 07:31:59 PM »
Pretty cool drawing there Mahlua! I dare say you definitely need to keep on going down this path. Cool and interesting design, nice perspective!

Keep at it! 

He seriously looks like he's ready to kill a couple of folks tho...

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Re: Mahlua's Lair of Drawings n' Stuff
« Reply #242 on: December 02, 2017, 08:27:40 AM »
Nice work Malhua :). About the wobbling, I know the problem too. It's not easy getting used to the tablet, and certain angles are especially problematic for me (I've just bought a screen tablet so I'm hoping that'll help). I found a solution though. For natural objects, or anything that doesn't have perfect curves or straight lines, I draw using the normal tools by hand, and the wobbling gives "life" to them. On the other hand, when I need perfect lines I use GIMP's path tool. It makes man-made objects look more realistic and they stand out as being "different" than the natural objects.
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Re: Mahlua's Lair of Drawings n' Stuff
« Reply #243 on: December 02, 2017, 08:30:56 AM »
Also I probably redraw most lines at least 3-4 times until I'm satisfied with it. The undo function is my primary tool ;-).

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Re: Mahlua's Lair of Drawings n' Stuff
« Reply #244 on: December 02, 2017, 11:05:38 AM »
@fcollot if you can draw straight lines with traditional art but wobbling lines on the tablet. Probably the problem with the tablet. Look online if someone else having the same problem with your type of tablet and if they found a fix. Sometimes it's just a getting the latest driver.
If the tablet screen is too smooth for you and making you wobble. A screen protector might help to make the tablet feel like paper, some tablet comes with it.

Some drawing software has a line stabilize tool or get a software that stabilizes your lines.
Here example.
https://hejstylus.com/
I know nothing about this program. Do the research before getting anything.

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Re: Mahlua's Lair of Drawings n' Stuff
« Reply #245 on: December 02, 2017, 01:54:49 PM »
The tablet is not the problem because the line is replicating the exact movement I'm making. The problem is the hand-eye coordination with the tablet and the PC screen (the wobbling I'm talking was with a traditional tablet, not a screen tablet). I can do nice straight or curved lines but I have trouble doing the exact line I want so I try to adapt as I see the line being drawn on the PC screen and it ends up wobbly. It's not really wobbly, just not quite curvy as I want it, so I redraw until I get what I want.

I'm tried GIMPs smooth option but it makes the head of the line lag slightly behind the actual cursor position (again this is not a tablet issue put how GIMP works, as it does the same with the mouse). Also I don't think auto-smoothing is a good idea I won't progress with it (although now that I've got a screen tablet I suppose that won't be an issue anymore).

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Re: Mahlua's Lair of Drawings n' Stuff
« Reply #246 on: December 04, 2017, 10:04:20 PM »
Nc progress there dude

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Re: Mahlua's Lair of Drawings n' Stuff
« Reply #247 on: December 09, 2017, 05:50:40 PM »
Quite an interesting character that archer bird  ;)

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Re: Mahlua's Lair of Drawings n' Stuff
« Reply #248 on: December 15, 2017, 08:55:18 PM »
Yeah, sadly I don't think I'll be finishing her with much shading, so she may be left there with the flat color for a good long while. I have other projects I aspire to create over break, and I want to work more with my new art program to figure out all its brushes and layering and stuff.

I think a lot of what I'll be doing is fundamental work. I've been inspired by our own SlamJam to go back and study the value of values (see what I did there?) and will start implementing that into my work. I used to think that I was pretty decent at coloring, until I had a look at his techniques. He's a super skilled dude. There's also Gabyrel, whose art has been an excellent inspiration to me.

I'm not sure how much I can realistically get done over the course of a month, but I guess we'll see, starting tomorrow.

As for the wobble argument, at this point I can't tell yet if it's to do with my tablet or my hands--or possibly my USB port, as all of mine on this computer give me trouble and from time to time they don't like, hold the programming solid. Like, my USB headset glitches a lot too, and sometimes my flash drives will be there one moment and flicker off and back on. I'm hoping to be getting another new computer soon, so maybe (and hopefully) that will resolve some of the issues. Thank you all for your suggestions, and I will keep them in mind when I do that transfer.

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Re: Mahlua's Lair of Drawings n' Stuff
« Reply #249 on: December 16, 2017, 08:03:52 PM »
Hey hey, so I've been on lesson one from drawabox all day, and this is my result on the first part of the first lesson, which starts with superimposing over a straight line, which I used lined paper for my basis (cheater--!), and the second on ghosting, or drawing a line above the paper before setting the pen down to make a mark, and the third on using ghosting to draw planes and bisecting them to find the center cross.

I put it all under the spoiler, and I've edited this like three times so whoops. I'll start posting about the ellipses and boxes tomorrow in another post, though.







I don't think the point of this assignment was to make a geometric fustercluck abyss, but oh well~

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Re: Mahlua's Lair of Drawings n' Stuff
« Reply #250 on: December 17, 2017, 05:53:16 AM »
What is that red thing on first page is it blood?
Btw keep it up men looking nc there

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Re: Mahlua's Lair of Drawings n' Stuff
« Reply #251 on: December 17, 2017, 01:12:52 PM »
Nah. There was the start of a comic on the other side, and it's just where the marker bled through a little.

Here are the exercises that I worked on and finished last night before going to bed. Hopefully I'll get a few more pages of two and one point perspective done today.




Hey, look--I can draw straight-ish lines now!


Practice with circles and ellipses.


Putting ellipses into planes and messing around with 3d funnels/spirals.


2 point perspective on boxes. Note that I don't actually have a ruler around this house, so I used the ghosting techniques from the second part of the first lesson to get this done.


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Re: Mahlua's Lair of Drawings n' Stuff
« Reply #252 on: December 17, 2017, 04:36:29 PM »
*Bump*
I happen to be drawing one satyr boi for the rp session that appears to be starting up. Still working on a few things in the sketch phase, but here's your little sneak peek:


Spoiler

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Re: Mahlua's Lair of Drawings n' Stuff
« Reply #253 on: December 17, 2017, 04:44:22 PM »
*Bump*
I happen to be drawing one satyr boi for the rp session that appears to be starting up. Still working on a few things in the sketch phase, but here's your little sneak peek:


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Where dem hooves at?

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Re: Mahlua's Lair of Drawings n' Stuff
« Reply #254 on: December 17, 2017, 04:51:24 PM »
I started drawing the body and it was too large for the canvas, and I'm too lazy to shrink it.