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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-13 20:41:50 Reply

At 18 minutes ago, M-Vero wrote: It's been full since I've known of it.

Yeah, but people get lazy and quit, or generally aren't up to standard, so spots keep opening up.

and whatever a baish is, no you.

Baish.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-14 13:31:53 Reply

At 20 hours ago, big-jonny-13 wrote: Don't leave me X, you cheeky bastard D:

Hey look, i'm back almost a month earlier than expected! Oh great!

Now back to lurking!

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-17 10:55:14 Reply

Oh yeah, Happy St. Patties Day guys.
I propose a toast "To out livers, We hardly knew them!"


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-17 17:16:21 Reply

At 6 hours ago, Kinsei01 wrote: Oh yeah, Happy St. Patties Day guys.
I propose a toast "To out livers, We hardly knew them!"

Capitalizing after a comma? Out? Kinsei I know it's St. Patties, but booze before 12, man?

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-17 22:30:12 Reply

At 5 hours ago, M-Vero wrote:

Kinsei I know it's St. Patties, but booze before 12, man?
But after a comma? man after a comma?.... you guys are taking this holiday way too serious


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-18 13:12:29 Reply

haha, you guys act as if I have good grammar without alcohol involvement


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-18 13:37:25 Reply

At 22 minutes ago, Kinsei01 wrote: haha, you guys act as if I have good grammar without alcohol involvement

all we know about you is with alcohol involvement kinsei.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-18 13:57:35 Reply

At 19 minutes ago, J-qb wrote:
At 22 minutes ago, Kinsei01 wrote: haha, you guys act as if I have good grammar without alcohol involvement
all we know about you is with alcohol involvement kinsei.

Touche wise one, touche.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-18 23:25:21 Reply

I had a blown fuse in the living room today and now my power adaptor is dead. :'C

That means no drawing or stickam for me until the replacement arrives.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-19 10:58:48 Reply

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-20 11:23:16 Reply

ok, I actually have something to ask, haha.

I was toying around with making a cityscape with 2-point perspective, and I think I never learned to use 2-point in that way. Like, I know how to use perspective, I'm not too great with manipulating perspective to work for me haha. Anything that can help with that?

Also, i'm shit with 3-point, I don't know when to use it!

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-20 12:13:14 Reply

At 40 minutes ago, x-factor11 wrote: ok, I actually have something to ask, haha.

I was toying around with making a cityscape with 2-point perspective, and I think I never learned to use 2-point in that way. Like, I know how to use perspective, I'm not too great with manipulating perspective to work for me haha. Anything that can help with that?

Practice... you hint that you already know how to use perspective a little, so the rest from there is just lots of practice.
Also a grid helps a lot too. Sometimes it gets too messy to have it on your actual drawing, so many tend to draw a grid on another piece of paper and then use a light box, or some nice markerpaper to do do their drawing over top.
I I learned once how to make the grid proportional, but now I cannot remember how it was suppose to be done... I'll google that later.
If you need a quick grid, Go here and download one. Although small, they get the job done.

Also, i'm shit with 3-point, I don't know when to use it!

3 point is a bit more tricky, but just as fun. The real trouble arises when you are trying to figure out which line goes to which perspective point. In the beginning its not hard, but when you are doing details you'll want to kills something or someone.
You usually want to use this when you want height, depth and width all at once. Like if you are looking up at a building from the ground or from above.
Although some of those settings can be fudged with a one point perspective, they can be much more dynamic with a 3 point.

Also Art 101 Perspective Tutorial

Dark did that one, right? I can't remember...

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-20 18:25:20 Reply

At 5 hours ago, Kinsei01 wrote: Also Art 101 Perspective Tutorial
Dark did that one, right? I can't remember...

Yeah, that was me. Keep meaning to add isometric and curved perspective, though I'll have to learn curved perspective properly before I can teach it. I think it's fairly intuitive? Haven't found time yet.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-20 18:40:43 Reply

At 14 minutes ago, lovingthedark wrote:
At 5 hours ago, Kinsei01 wrote: Also Art 101 Perspective Tutorial
Dark did that one, right? I can't remember...
Yeah, that was me. Keep meaning to add isometric and curved perspective, though I'll have to learn curved perspective properly before I can teach it. I think it's fairly intuitive? Haven't found time yet.

Curved perspective, or at least I think, was a bit challenging in the beginning, but after getting it down I found it made my circles and such much stronger when I wasn't doing perspective.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-20 23:34:52 Reply

there's some links to tutorials on different perspectives here


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-21 04:46:13 Reply

What do you do when you can't stick to one style?

Over the years I've switched styles dozens of times. As of right now I'm switching manga styles (yes, there are different ways to draw manga) almost every three weeks. I just admire so many different artists that I want to absorb good elements from their work into mine...but I find that certain elements don't work with certain pictures or compositions, or don't work well with other elements that I want to incorporate. So I keep changing styles. How should I fix this? I feel like I will never be satisfied with just one style, but I also feel like I will never be unique as an artist without a definitive one.

This is a flowchart I created a year ago, and pretty much sums up exactly what I'm talking about...

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-21 04:53:53 Reply

At 5 minutes ago, CypressDahlia wrote: I feel like I will never be satisfied with just one style, but I also feel like I will never be unique as an artist without a definitive one.

Maybe you just haven't found the right one yet. You should experiment more.

Honestly I can see very little difference in style in all of those pictures in the flow chart.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-21 05:03:22 Reply

You are a person with a seemingly solid style. Don't you ever feel limited by it?

I always try to draw in whatever style best suits the current project I'm working on. But I find that it's becoming a eyesore to see all of these clashing styles. And TBH, that flowchart is basically a small fraction of the various style changes I've gone through. If you check my Gallery you'll see even more variation haha.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-21 05:21:59 Reply

At 17 minutes ago, CypressDahlia wrote: You are a person with a seemingly solid style. Don't you ever feel limited by it?

I've never said to myself "This is my style so this is how I have to draw this picture."

Rather I draw pictures and a style emerges from that.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-21 05:32:11 Reply

Don't worry about style, what you're doing is probably the best thing you can be doing, pick a style that would fit what you're going for and just roll with it, add personal touches where you see fit. I've been throwing styles at the wall and seeing what sticks for the past 4 years, there is a lot that doesn't stick, there is a lot that does stick, but doesn't work well with other things.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-21 05:57:18 Reply

At 1 hour ago, Aigis wrote: Honestly I can see very little difference in style in all of those pictures in the flow chart.

This, pretty much. I'd be more worried you're not changing up styles enough. The more experimenting you do, the better.
Why would not clinging to 1 style bother you at all in the first place.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-21 07:18:20 Reply

At 1 hour ago, test-object wrote: This, pretty much. I'd be more worried you're not changing up styles enough. The more experimenting you do, the better.
Why would not clinging to 1 style bother you at all in the first place.

It's not that I want to limit myself to one, it's that I want to create one that is mine. If I keep switching it up, I can't ever say "this is my style", the best I can do is say "this is my drawing".

Like these three pieces, all drawn by me. None of them /are/ "me", though, so much as they are styles I've dabbled in. And that's what's troubling me, the lack of solidarity in my pieces. I just can't let go of the benefits of each individual style, as it changes with the subject matter.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-21 15:06:59 Reply

At 7 hours ago, CypressDahlia wrote: It's not that I want to limit myself to one, it's that I want to create one that is mine. If I keep switching it up, I can't ever say "this is my style", the best I can do is say "this is my drawing".

I wouldn't worry about style, it happens naturally. And style might not be what you think it is. Most people think its the look and aesthetic of a piece, I think of it more as a flavor. Even though you tried 3 different 'styles' I can still tell that each one is yours. Because it doesn't matter if you are going painterly, heavy simplified line work, or something in between, each has your unique touch to it. That is really more of what I consider style, when you can tell that it comes from a specific artist because of its 'flavor'.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-21 19:17:56 Reply

At 11 hours ago, CypressDahlia wrote: It's not that I want to limit myself to one, it's that I want to create one that is mine. If I keep switching it up, I can't ever say "this is my style", the best I can do is say "this is my drawing".

I know those guys have a point about not worrying about style because yeah it's really just gonna happen when you do it. I can get what you mean because in your flow chart you were obviously influenced by one thing or another because it becomes very evident. Also, you seem to get into that phase, then drop it and move on, I'd say keep things when you are inspired by something. It'll be much more "stylish" if you take your inspirations and meld them together I think in general not thinking so much would also benefit you in this.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-21 19:33:32 Reply

At 12 hours ago, CypressDahlia wrote: It's not that I want to limit myself to one, it's that I want to create one that is mine. If I keep switching it up, I can't ever say "this is my style", the best I can do is say "this is my drawing".

I know a guy who will adamantly refuse to do anything artistic outside of scarification because it "violates his artistic ideals".

So, you know.

Don't place too much stock in it.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-21 22:49:36 Reply

Lol go vote for my shirt:
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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-21 22:59:26 Reply

At 9 minutes ago, poxpower wrote: Lol go vote for my shirt...

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-21 23:10:12 Reply

At 17 minutes ago, poxpower wrote: Lol go vote for my shirt:
http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1295376

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At 22 minutes ago, poxpower wrote: Lol go vote for my shirt:
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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2012-03-22 09:36:36 Reply

The beta of Photoshop CS6 just became available for free download right now!
There aren't too many groundbreaking differences, but I put together a changelist here so you can see all the new things and there isn't a giant wall of text. I'll include the brush ones here since that's the main thing most of you use Photoshop for.

HUD brush resize and hardness can now change opacity
Increase brush size to 5000px
Change color dynamics to per stroke instead of per tip (user option for old behavior)
Brightness/contrast slider for textures when painting
Brush projection for static tips
Brush cursor reflects brush dynamics for round and captured tips

Also, cool shirt Pox, you regular you!