A raider guy.

Discussion in 'Fan Art/Fan Fiction' started by Stag, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. Stag

    Stag Guest

    A raider guy!

  2. babadook

    babadook Legislative Senator oTO Orderite

    Apr 2, 2005
    That is one unusual contribution to say the least. The eye (?) looks a bit strange.
  3. Jesterka

    Jesterka Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Mar 16, 2006
    It looks strange at all..
  4. Stag

    Stag Guest

    It's meant to be a goggle...I've got the idea of doing a comic about this guy, but I'm still learning how to draw with the tablet (or paint, actually...)
  5. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    Maybe you should draw it on regular paper, scan it and colour it with your tablet, instead of doing all the work with your tablet.

    The piece is unusual, but it's got some Permeke-quality to it, so I don't particularly hate it. Keep training!
  6. Stag

    Stag Guest

    :/ I hate doing that...I know it's probably limiting me, but doing it all digital just appeals to me more.

    I think that my problem is largely my unwillingness to complete things...

    Also, what about it is...Permekian?
  7. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    Permeke = Flemish painter

    How about you use your handdrawing as a guideline only? Open it up in PhotoShop or whatever, add a new layer and 'follow the dots' after which you get rid of the handdrawn lines?

    Just an idea, mang. It would be neat to see a little more detail in your work.
  8. Stag

    Stag Guest

    Yeah, I know...I just get tired of scanning things. The scanner is attached to my other pc, which is all the way across the house. I like being able to just sit down and draw in one spot.

    Would I be able to get more detail in if I zoomed or anything? It's a tough thing.

    Oh, and alec, I know who Permeke is.

    I wikipediad him.
  9. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    I assume you use a Wacom tablet, but what software do you use next to that? PhotoShop? Paint Shop Pro? Paint?
    I dunno which one you're using, but whichever one it is: you're not using that software to its full potential (even if you're using Paint).

    Here are a two tips:

    Get to know the software you're using. Not everything is done with your Wacom tablet.

    Get more detail? Make your canvas bigger, and pick a smaller brush. The usual stuff, really.
  10. Dauthi

    Dauthi First time out of the vault

    Mar 13, 2007
    I like it how it is,tis different and awesome.
  11. Stag

    Stag Guest

    I use teh GIMP.

    Yeah, bigger canvas, and then just scale it down...
    I think I'll try that. Do you have any idea how much bigger it should be?

    And yes, I'm using a Wacom intuos 3.


    I followed your advice, in that I did start out with a much larger image (well, 2+x as big). I'm liking this a lot more than the first one.

  12. babadook

    babadook Legislative Senator oTO Orderite

    Apr 2, 2005
    yes, that is a huge improvement! Good use of colors and you certainly raised the detail level on this one. Next up, shadows? :)
  13. Stag

    Stag Guest

    I should hope so. Unfortunately, I've been reading the latest Harry Potter, and haven't drawn anything yet.
  14. Zaron

    Zaron Vault Fossil

    Feb 5, 2007

    Also, pretty nice art; not my type of art, though, but it's still nice.
  15. Stag

    Stag Guest


    I'm worrying myself about how the guy is blowing the smoke out of all the bandages...When I drew it, I just figured he was smoking, but how does he get the cigarette in? Dammit.
  16. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite

    May 18, 2003
    Use Photoshop. CS3. Painter IX is also good.
  17. Stag

    Stag Guest

    GIMP is free...I don't want to spend 700 dollars on Photoshop if GIMP works practically for everything I've wanted to do with it...Is there that much better with Photoshop?
  18. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    Photoshop is the standard, but it's indeed very pricey.
    If you feel the GIMP offers you everything you need, than stick with the GIMP.
    I use Paint Shop Pro 8, which costed only 40 euros or something, and I'm pleased with it. I only need layers and greytones anyway.
    Just practice, and you'll do fine in a couple of months.
  19. Stag

    Stag Guest

    Soo, it's a house. I sort of tried to juxtapose this PA house against a pretty cheery background, I don't know how successful it was.
  20. screwdrivertree

    screwdrivertree First time out of the vault

    Jul 24, 2007
    i think its not bad at all. u must be patient :A