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Retro style art help? 2013-01-04 11:19:53 Reply

Could someone give me a few tips and tricks on creating "Retro" style art such as... http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&global=1&q=Americ a#/d2fc0b6 ?

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Response to Retro style art help? 2013-01-04 11:26:39 Reply

At 1/4/13 11:19 AM, TomatoChips wrote: Could someone give me a few tips and tricks on creating "Retro" style art such as... http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&global=1&q=Americ a#/d2fc0b6 ?

I don't really understand what kind of style that's supposed to be, other than some line art over an american flag design.

Have you made any attempts at imitating this retro style? It'd be worth posting them up so we can see what you're after, and how to possibly guide you.


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Response to Retro style art help? 2013-01-04 21:28:40 Reply

At 1/4/13 11:19 AM, TomatoChips wrote: Could someone give me a few tips and tricks on creating "Retro" style art such as... http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&global=1&q=Americ a#/d2fc0b6 ?

jfc if thats retro I am getting way to old


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Response to Retro style art help? 2013-01-04 22:05:40 Reply

At 1/4/13 09:28 PM, Tomsan wrote: jfc if thats retro I am getting way to old

You and me both.

I am a bit stumped on this as well. I can't quite tell what's "retro" about this or even what style it's supposed to be.

Generally speaking, if you are going for like a "retro magazine" look, there are two big things to consider: 1) paper stock and 2) simple lines in your art.

To elaborate:

Paper stock - if you're trying to imitate the look and feel of older magazines or comic books, you are going to need to make it appear as if your art is on the proper kind of paper. Generally, you are going to want something that looks like newsprint that has yellowed slightly with age, although you might also find other textures that work. The best way to apply this is to make it a transparent layer that you put over your artwork.

Simple lines - if you take a look at a lot of commercial art from the 50s to the 70s, you'll notice that the way they draw people and other objects tends to be a lot simpler than the way we draw them now. For an example, look at how the Hulk was drawn in the 50s compared to what he looks like now in comics.

This is, I think, a good start, assuming that's the kind of style you're asking for. But...maybe I jumped the gun a bit?


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Response to Retro style art help? 2013-01-04 22:26:15 Reply

This tutorial is a good start http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/328056


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