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Response to Ng Advent Calendar Collab 2012 Nov. 11th, 2012 @ 05:17 PM Reply

Undead Santa WIP. :)

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Response to Ng Advent Calendar Collab 2012 Nov. 11th, 2012 @ 05:33 PM Reply

Signing up, going the German route and doing Krampus taking the Schlecht Kinder.

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Response to Ng Advent Calendar Collab 2012 Nov. 11th, 2012 @ 06:03 PM Reply

I'd like to join up! Hmm, I think I'll do one with an abominable snowman :}


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Response to Ng Advent Calendar Collab 2012 Nov. 12th, 2012 @ 01:33 AM Reply

My theme shall be candy canes!

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Response to Ng Advent Calendar Collab 2012 Nov. 12th, 2012 @ 02:35 AM Reply

I totally started mine guys!

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Response to Ng Advent Calendar Collab 2012 Nov. 12th, 2012 @ 06:25 AM Reply

At 11/12/12 02:35 AM, JackDGreatest wrote: I totally started mine guys!

That looks great. My first thoughts is with the black (indigo) sky against the white snow. Is the snow that well lit against a moonlit sky?


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Response to Ng Advent Calendar Collab 2012 Nov. 12th, 2012 @ 11:54 AM Reply

I need help!

Its about done, but I am not very good at making backgrounds. This time I wanted to make one so I tried.

The photo-frames need to be filled, but what can I do about that very plain background? I dont really know. how about the colors of the background? maybe some decorations... make it look more like a table cloth or something.

I could use some input.

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Response to Ng Advent Calendar Collab 2012 Nov. 12th, 2012 @ 12:16 PM Reply

At 11/12/12 11:54 AM, Tomsan wrote: I need help!

Its about done, but I am not very good at making backgrounds. This time I wanted to make one so I tried.

The photo-frames need to be filled, but what can I do about that very plain background? I dont really know. how about the colors of the background? maybe some decorations... make it look more like a table cloth or something.

I could use some input.

The car the snowball and the sweetstick (idk what its called) are all out of perspective..

Here's a sketch for the card

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Response to Ng Advent Calendar Collab 2012 Nov. 12th, 2012 @ 12:28 PM Reply

At 11/12/12 12:16 PM, Flowers10 wrote: The car the snowball and the sweetstick (idk what its called) are all out of perspective..

It's a candy cane :3

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Response to Ng Advent Calendar Collab 2012 Nov. 12th, 2012 @ 01:10 PM Reply

At 11/12/12 12:28 PM, big-jonny-13 wrote:
At 11/12/12 12:16 PM, Flowers10 wrote: The car the snowball and the sweetstick (idk what its called) are all out of perspective..
It's a candy cane :3

ha, candy cane, i knew that!

laid in some rough colors...

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Response to Ng Advent Calendar Collab 2012 Nov. 12th, 2012 @ 01:11 PM Reply

I'd like to do one of Santa shoveling copious amounts of cash into his sleigh with a snow shovel. Alternatively something with boobs or bullets. Christmas bullets.

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Response to Ng Advent Calendar Collab 2012 Nov. 12th, 2012 @ 01:12 PM Reply

At 11/12/12 11:54 AM, Tomsan wrote: I need help!

Two things:

Its about done, but I am not very good at making backgrounds. This time I wanted to make one so I tried.

Like Flowers said, the perspective on all four of those objects is wacky, and needs to be fixed.
I've included a photo to show how I judge the angle and shadows should be, but don't be shy about giving it a go yourself.
Judging by how much table surface we can see:
- The cards are fine.
- We should be looking atop the globe, so the curve where the base meets the table needs to be deeper. A shallow curve like yours would suggest the camera angle is near table level.
- Same for the car - we should be looking above it. The broken perspective makes your car look like a cardboard cutout!
- The candy cane is a step too far. Since it's laying against the table, it looks like we're looking right above it. That looks totally wrong against the car. Instead, think about the cross-section of the candy cane - if we cut it in half, we should see an oval. I've included a pen top to show this in the picture - we can see the hole where the pen goes. If it was the same angle as your pic, that hole would be very narrow.

The photo-frames need to be filled, but what can I do about that very plain background?

Fuck the photo frames! You've got all your work in the snow globe, so give it the lime light.
Put it in the center, and give it the most area in the pic. You can dot your other objects behind it and cropped off in the sides, but make sure your viewer basks in the glory of your snow globe.

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Response to Ng Advent Calendar Collab 2012 Nov. 12th, 2012 @ 02:02 PM Reply

At 11/12/12 01:12 PM, TurkeyOnAStick wrote:

Damn, look at ToaS laying the helpful crits down!

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Response to Ng Advent Calendar Collab 2012 Nov. 12th, 2012 @ 03:03 PM Reply

At 11/12/12 06:25 AM, TurkeyOnAStick wrote:
At 11/12/12 02:35 AM, JackDGreatest wrote: I totally started mine guys!
That looks great. My first thoughts is with the black (indigo) sky against the white snow. Is the snow that well lit against a moonlit sky?

I know it's not correct and the snow would be darker but I was going for a heavier contrast thing but now I think itight take away from what will be going on in the foreground so any suggestions on what to do with them?

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Response to Ng Advent Calendar Collab 2012 Nov. 12th, 2012 @ 04:24 PM Reply

If you're alright with it, I'd like to offer my help in this project as a backup or partner-up artist.

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Response to Ng Advent Calendar Collab 2012 Nov. 12th, 2012 @ 06:40 PM Reply

At 11/12/12 01:12 PM, TurkeyOnAStick wrote:
At 11/12/12 11:54 AM, Tomsan wrote: I need help!
Two things:
Its about done, but I am not very good at making backgrounds. This time I wanted to make one so I tried.
Like Flowers said, the perspective on all four of those objects is wacky, and needs to be fixed.

I think the perspective issues are less now. I can change the view on the car by giving it a deeper view, on the other hand it kinda looks oke (?). The candle might also be wrong, however I did the same as you did in your picture and set up a few items.

- We should be looking atop the globe, so the curve where the base meets the table needs to be deeper. A shallow curve like yours would suggest the camera angle is near table level.

I didnt want to change the globe, so I tried to rearrange everything as to meet the perspective criteria of the globe. Personally I think I am close, but I am not sure.

- Same for the car - we should be looking above it. The broken perspective makes your car look like a cardboard cutout!

although I did not change the car, I am doubting if the image should be changed considering the new setting. its an easy fix if needed though.

Fuck the photo frames! You've got all your work in the snow globe, so give it the lime light.
Put it in the center, and give it the most area in the pic. You can dot your other objects behind it and cropped off in the sides, but make sure your viewer basks in the glory of your snow globe.

definitely what the pic needed! crop that shizzle.

thanks a lot TOAS!!

the photo's are just for show now

hmm mila..
At 11/12/12 04:24 PM, Zanroth wrote: If you're alright with it, I'd like to offer my help in this project as a backup or partner-up artist.

If you want you can make a filling for the picture frames. Not much, but would be nice.

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Response to Ng Advent Calendar Collab 2012 Nov. 12th, 2012 @ 07:41 PM Reply

Those ornaments are ACE.


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Response to Ng Advent Calendar Collab 2012 Nov. 12th, 2012 @ 08:56 PM Reply

Working out the thumbnails for my theme. "Cold orphans doing the unthinkable during christmas",

Top left is an idea on "cold orphan breaking in on a happy family's christmas".

Top right is the same thing but working out an actual perspective. The 1 point perspective is out of the canvas's view.

Bottom left is a 2 point perspective on the idea of "cold orphan resorting to cannibalism during christmas". Though I dunno about the christmas part, I'll ensure that the setting will be an alley way where people are passing by not noticing the cannibalism while it's snowing.

Bottom right is what it looks like within the view of the canvas.

Sooooo, which idea is better, top or bottom?

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Response to Ng Advent Calendar Collab 2012 Nov. 12th, 2012 @ 09:06 PM Reply

Thought I'd put a draft of my picture, what do you guys think so far?

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Response to Ng Advent Calendar Collab 2012 Nov. 12th, 2012 @ 09:11 PM Reply

At 11/11/12 02:35 PM, Absinthe wrote: I think I'll go for overworked Elves.

do Elves on strike. like union and everything.


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Response to Ng Advent Calendar Collab 2012 Nov. 12th, 2012 @ 09:16 PM Reply

Bouncing this idea around, could probably finish it this weekend, unless something comes up.

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Response to Ng Advent Calendar Collab 2012 Nov. 12th, 2012 @ 09:27 PM Reply

At 11/12/12 09:16 PM, Adam-Beilgard wrote: Bouncing this idea around, could probably finish it this weekend, unless something comes up.

Looks cool Adam!


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Response to Ng Advent Calendar Collab 2012 Nov. 13th, 2012 @ 02:12 PM Reply

had a few hours to spare so I finished it. I couldnt be bothered with the picture frames anymore so I filled them with photo's of mine.. (may draw them anyway later on). perspective wise I will change things if its not oke. pretty happy on how it turned out.

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Response to Ng Advent Calendar Collab 2012 Nov. 13th, 2012 @ 03:36 PM Reply

At 11/12/12 09:16 PM, Adam-Beilgard wrote: Bouncing this idea around, could probably finish it this weekend, unless something comes up.

I think with this pic the dog-in-a-box needs more room on the canvas to breathe.
I've had a little play, and distanced the tree and the chimney from the box, as well as putting in the bottom corner (watch out for the perspective, mind, the angle of the box's lower corner should be slightly smaller than the top).
I've also made the dog's head larger so he fills up more space in the box, and moved it towards the centre of the pic.

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Response to Ng Advent Calendar Collab 2012 Nov. 13th, 2012 @ 10:04 PM Reply

At 11/13/12 09:21 PM, Escalus wrote: Jack frost WIP...

He looks jolly :3

Here my wip, i went with the "breaking in" idea.

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Response to Ng Advent Calendar Collab 2012 Nov. 13th, 2012 @ 10:15 PM Reply

At 11/13/12 10:06 PM, Escalus wrote:
At 11/13/12 10:04 PM, ZaneZansorrow wrote:
At 11/13/12 09:21 PM, Escalus wrote: Jack frost WIP...
He looks jolly :3

Here my wip, i went with the "breaking in" idea.
b-b-but, you can't break in people's houses during Christmas! That's so saaaad

What are you talking about? Christmas is all about breaking and entering.

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Response to Ng Advent Calendar Collab 2012 Nov. 13th, 2012 @ 11:19 PM Reply

At 11/13/12 10:26 PM, Escalus wrote:
At 11/13/12 10:15 PM, JackDGreatest wrote: What are you talking about? Christmas is all about breaking and entering.
Nuh uh, it's about giving and love! Where are your hearts?

If you think about it, Santa breaks and enters into all those houses.

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Response to Ng Advent Calendar Collab 2012 Nov. 13th, 2012 @ 11:32 PM Reply

At 11/13/12 11:23 PM, Escalus wrote:
At 11/13/12 11:19 PM, big-jonny-13 wrote:
At 11/13/12 10:26 PM, Escalus wrote:
At 11/13/12 10:15 PM, JackDGreatest wrote: What are you talking about? Christmas is all about breaking and entering.
Nuh uh, it's about giving and love! Where are your hearts?
If you think about it, Santa breaks and enters into all those houses.
*shush!* Stop ruining my childhood Johnny! lol

Sadly, my childhood was ruined years ago! *sigh* I reminisce on the days of old and smile to myself.


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Response to Ng Advent Calendar Collab 2012 Nov. 14th, 2012 @ 06:10 AM Reply

Thought I'd post an update of where we are with people involved, and how many positions are available:

In the project so far, and their proposed ideas, we have:
Absinthe / Overworked elves
Aigis / Christmas beach
Artist-Lost / Fairy
EJR / Nutcrackers
Escalus / Jack Frost
Flowers10 / Three kings
HiryuGouki / Fantasy and stuff
Hyptosis / Capitalist Santa
Knocturne / Snow Queen
JackDGreatest / Krampus taking the Schlecht Kinder (idunno what that is, is it German poo porn?)
Lucasv / Mistletoe
Ludic / Undead Santa
ReNaeNae / Box of chocolates
Saminat / Abominable snowman
Tomsan / Winter globe
Zane Zansorrow/ Christmas orphan

Zanroth as a back-up/collaborative artist.
If you were left off the list, it's because I'm incompetent.

So that's ... 16 paintings so far. Which leaves 8 spots available! Hope to see some other artistic styles crammed into this collaborative project test-object.


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Response to Ng Advent Calendar Collab 2012 Nov. 14th, 2012 @ 07:40 AM Reply

At 11/14/12 06:10 AM, TurkeyOnAStick wrote: So that's ... 16 paintings so far. Which leaves 8 spots available! Hope to see some other artistic styles crammed into this collaborative project test-object.
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fine, I'll draw a christmas miracle.


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