Be a Supporter!

Art Forum Lounge

  • 532,905 Views
  • 17,335 Replies
New Topic Respond to this Topic
ReNaeNae
ReNaeNae
  • Member since: Sep. 1, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Supporter
Level 29
Blank Slate
Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 7th, 2012 @ 06:36 PM Reply

At 11/7/12 12:41 PM, Knocturne wrote: Using pantones?

That reminds me of a funny story... I could share it but I doubt anyone else would see the humor :(

At 11/7/12 02:11 PM, Lucky wrote: so anyone planything anything artsy for the holidays? We doing doubles again soon? Secret santa? Or too early to discuss... *stops playing christmas music*

Ng Advent Calendar Collab 2012

bigjonny13
bigjonny13
  • Member since: Jul. 7, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Supporter
Level 52
Voice Actor
Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 7th, 2012 @ 06:47 PM Reply

At 11/7/12 06:28 PM, ornery wrote:
At 11/7/12 02:11 PM, Lucky wrote: so anyone planything anything artsy for the holidays? We doing doubles again soon? Secret santa? Or too early to discuss... *stops playing christmas music*
Christmas isnt even allowed to be mentioned until after thanksgiving at least.

It's after my Thanksgiving.

Knocturne
Knocturne
  • Member since: May. 31, 2009
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 11
Artist
Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 7th, 2012 @ 07:11 PM Reply

At 11/7/12 06:36 PM, ReNaeNae wrote:
At 11/7/12 12:41 PM, Knocturne wrote: Using pantones?
That reminds me of a funny story... I could share it but I doubt anyone else would see the humor :(

I'd get it I swear


Who is the hunter?

BBS Signature
Tomsan
Tomsan
  • Member since: Nov. 7, 2002
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 21
Movie Buff
Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 7th, 2012 @ 08:05 PM Reply

At 11/7/12 02:11 PM, Lucky wrote: so anyone planything anything artsy for the holidays? We doing doubles again soon? Secret santa? Or too early to discuss... *stops playing christmas music*

yes join the calender collab. why not join as well?


God invented evolution 'cause he couldn't do it all by himself! Awesome Tees!

BBS Signature
Kinsei
Kinsei
  • Member since: Sep. 9, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 41
Artist
Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 7th, 2012 @ 08:47 PM Reply

At 11/7/12 12:41 PM, Knocturne wrote: Using pantones?

yeah, but I think I'm off the hook for that one... for now.

Tomorrow I gotta vector a penguin. and then do some filing, and if I feel like it, I got handed my first logo assignment that I can work on. Its got to be some sort of tractor tire or something.

Although Mr. Mort can come in any time and tell me to work on something else. He is the boss after all.


Whiskey | The Old | The New | Portal | updated sig thanks to gumby

BBS Signature
Knocturne
Knocturne
  • Member since: May. 31, 2009
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 11
Artist
Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 9th, 2012 @ 06:01 AM Reply

I finally bought a new tablet today, haven't had one in almost two years, which made it hard to do one form of art for a whiles.

I bought a Bamboo Splash because I've been borrowing various artist friend's tablets and I find I dislike having huge active areas, I hate multi touch and I don't feel a great difference in various models and the Splash is closest to my original model which was the Bamboo Fun circa 2006.

I'm installing Art Rage since it came with it and I'ma see how intuitive that program might be.

Just excited is all =]


Who is the hunter?

BBS Signature
test-object
test-object
  • Member since: Aug. 26, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Supporter
Level 12
Artist
Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 10th, 2012 @ 11:37 AM Reply

I actually have something generally constructive to link to! Hooray!!

If you are interested in making comics or something, here are some tips for writing dialogue. Although I do disagree on the overly artifical writing bit (which I like a lot), it's a cool read none the less.


A rather disgusting-looking git that should have been disposed of ages ago.

BBS Signature
Nacco
Nacco
  • Member since: Feb. 11, 2007
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Supporter
Level 15
Artist
Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 10th, 2012 @ 01:37 PM Reply

At 11/10/12 11:37 AM, test-object wrote: I actually have something generally constructive to link to! Hooray!!

If you are interested in making comics or something, here are some tips for writing dialogue. Although I do disagree on the overly artifical writing bit (which I like a lot), it's a cool read none the less.

Thanks, that was actually really helpful.

M-Maher
M-Maher
  • Member since: Dec. 10, 2011
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 05
Artist
Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 15th, 2012 @ 06:21 PM Reply

Low and behold: I went ahead and tried using reference images to help me with anatomy, feels like cheating,

bump this thread up with arbitrary drabble? check,

obscure song that may be familiar to some? check.

Carrion
Carrion
  • Member since: Apr. 16, 2011
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 06
Blank Slate
Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 17th, 2012 @ 05:10 AM Reply

So today i came across something that I find quite handy. A simple bitmap to vector tool.There are a lot of things similar out there but aside from AI this is the first lightweight/easy to use one I found that does a good job.

The program is called Vector Magic and as much as that sounds as a cheap rip off of an art program, it functions quite nice.

I got it panicking over a assignment for my illustrator class, and afterwards I decided to try it out on a few of my own images. The results surprised me. I like MS Paint, A LOT as you all know. But no one likes low quality choppy pictures the way I do, they want high quality printable web and print safe images. I think this program is a bit of a godsend to people like me.

What do you guys think about making the vector conversion part of my process?

Art Forum Lounge


BBS Signature
Lucky
Lucky
  • Member since: Nov. 13, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 08
Animator
Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 17th, 2012 @ 06:40 AM Reply

What do you guys think about making the vector conversion part of my process?

It's up to you, it looks good to me either way. That is a great piece of software though, i'm trying it out now, the only complaint i have is if i want to use the max settings so it smooths out the right things and it leaves the other things alone it takes more time than illustrator to do so. Mind you illustrator takes time to load too where as this doesnt, but i'm quite happy someone's made software like this. Thanks for sharing


My Artsy Thread
Current top 3 forum artists

Fersteger /Flowers10 / ZaneZansorrow

BBS Signature
Carrion
Carrion
  • Member since: Apr. 16, 2011
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 06
Blank Slate
Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 17th, 2012 @ 07:06 AM Reply

I went ahead and did it to this picture just to see if it would pick up all the lines and holy moly the son of a bitch did!
Im literally going to cry, I feel like my art is slightly relevant now....

The lines it gives arent the smoothest though, but then again I didnt take the time to manually edit anything which youcan do.


BBS Signature
Kinsei
Kinsei
  • Member since: Sep. 9, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 41
Artist
Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 17th, 2012 @ 10:29 AM Reply

At 11/17/12 05:10 AM, Captain-Carrion wrote: The program is called Vector Magic

Not to throw any monkey wrenches in to any machines here, but this sounds really similar to trace bitmap in flash, and the more accurate live trace in Illustrator.

also the examples you posted seems to look like what live trace produces...

None the less I'm pretty intrigued by your claims. I'm going to try it out myself and compare the results. Who knows this program could be better.


Whiskey | The Old | The New | Portal | updated sig thanks to gumby

BBS Signature
Lucky
Lucky
  • Member since: Nov. 13, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 08
Animator
Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 17th, 2012 @ 02:51 PM Reply

At 11/17/12 06:40 AM, Lucky wrote:
What do you guys think about making the vector conversion part of my process?
It's up to you, it looks good to me either way. That is a great piece of software though, i'm trying it out now, the only complaint i have is if i want to use the max settings so it smooths out the right things and it leaves the other things alone it

Ok scratch that last posts, after enough messing around this software is amaaazing. It does a waaaay better job than illustrator cs3 of cs5 and considering the fact i only use custom settings on both of those apps and this still made more accuare linework than either of them... this kicks ass! (the desktop version) Thanks carriooon :)


My Artsy Thread
Current top 3 forum artists

Fersteger /Flowers10 / ZaneZansorrow

BBS Signature
ReNaeNae
ReNaeNae
  • Member since: Sep. 1, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Supporter
Level 29
Blank Slate
Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 19th, 2012 @ 03:58 PM Reply

...for those of you that don't venture out of the art forum, the 2012 Holiday Card Exchange is happening!!

Kinsei
Kinsei
  • Member since: Sep. 9, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 41
Artist
Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 20th, 2012 @ 09:50 PM Reply

Man, the forum has been dead lately...

Lurking is no fun if no one is chatting....


Whiskey | The Old | The New | Portal | updated sig thanks to gumby

BBS Signature
EJR
EJR
  • Member since: Mar. 24, 2008
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Moderator
Level 33
Animator
Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 20th, 2012 @ 09:53 PM Reply

Needs more activity threads.

Might do one tomorrow ;-)


Portal, Chat & BBS Moderator

BBS Signature
HandsomeCat
HandsomeCat
  • Member since: Jul. 5, 2011
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 01
Blank Slate
Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 21st, 2012 @ 05:15 AM Reply

This is just a reminder that I am the most Handsome Cat in the art forum


BBS Signature
CatsomeHand
CatsomeHand
  • Member since: Jul. 7, 2011
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 01
Blank Slate
Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 21st, 2012 @ 05:15 AM Reply

murof tra eht ni dnaH emostaC tsom eht ma I taht rednimer a tsuj si sihT


BBS Signature
bigjonny13
bigjonny13
  • Member since: Jul. 7, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Supporter
Level 52
Voice Actor
Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 21st, 2012 @ 08:24 AM Reply

At 11/20/12 09:50 PM, Kinsei01 wrote: Man, the forum has been dead lately...
Lurking is no fun if no one is chatting....

Well, December is soon approaching.
I'll be starting up the Art Forum Awards as usual

MeowolaSS
MeowolaSS
  • Member since: Nov. 11, 2011
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 11
Art Lover
Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 21st, 2012 @ 10:19 AM Reply

Do not be of the worrying peoples of the art fourm, us cats have been playing with the copy and paste functions in the system as well as inverted colors and text.

I'm sure nothing bad happened :3

Meow

Meow <3

BBS Signature
Wivernryder
Wivernryder
  • Member since: Sep. 2, 2008
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 16
Art Lover
Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 21st, 2012 @ 05:56 PM Reply

So I don't know if anybody else has pointed this out yet, but if anybody around here has been looking into maybe getting manga studio ex4, this Friday there is a website that will let you get the full version at 90% off ($30).
More details here.
The only catch is that you have to sign up for an email subscription, but I figure if you do it today then you can get the email on friday and buy it online... I'm assuming you can opt out of the subscription at any time, like most let you do.

So yeah. Just pointing that out. Figured someone might be interested.


.

BBS Signature
TurkeyOnAStick
TurkeyOnAStick
  • Member since: Aug. 8, 2005
  • Online!
Forum Stats
Moderator
Level 25
Artist
Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 22nd, 2012 @ 08:17 AM Reply

Getting on board an Air New Zealand flight, not planning on jumping onto Lord of the Rings related jokes, when all of a sudden I'm greeted by this flight safety video.

Aigis, your country knows no shame.

Art Forum Lounge


BBS Signature
bigjonny13
bigjonny13
  • Member since: Jul. 7, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Supporter
Level 52
Voice Actor
Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 22nd, 2012 @ 08:59 AM Reply

At 11/22/12 08:17 AM, TurkeyOnAStick wrote: Aigis, your country knows no shame.

That's because all of the country's shame is stored in Aigis, he feels shamed for everyone.

Lintire
Lintire
  • Member since: Aug. 21, 2009
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 21
Blank Slate
Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 22nd, 2012 @ 11:00 AM Reply

yaaaaay

Art Forum Lounge

Nacco
Nacco
  • Member since: Feb. 11, 2007
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Supporter
Level 15
Artist
Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 22nd, 2012 @ 11:33 AM Reply

At 11/22/12 11:00 AM, Lintire wrote: yaaaaay

Happy birthday?

bigjonny13
bigjonny13
  • Member since: Jul. 7, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Supporter
Level 52
Voice Actor
Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 22nd, 2012 @ 11:34 AM Reply

At 11/22/12 11:00 AM, Lintire wrote: yaaaaay

What an old man.

Lintire
Lintire
  • Member since: Aug. 21, 2009
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 21
Blank Slate
Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 22nd, 2012 @ 02:05 PM Reply

At 11/22/12 11:33 AM, Nacco wrote: Happy birthday?

yeah its a birthday

At 11/22/12 11:34 AM, big-jonny-13 wrote: What an old man.

he's at severe risk of type 2 oldfartinitus

Aigis
Aigis
  • Member since: Jun. 18, 2009
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 09
Artist
Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 22nd, 2012 @ 02:29 PM Reply

At 11/22/12 08:17 AM, TurkeyOnAStick wrote: Getting on board an Air New Zealand flight, not planning on jumping onto Lord of the Rings related jokes, when all of a sudden I'm greeted by this flight safety video.

Aigis, your country knows no shame.

Yeah it...

Yeah.


Aigis - Putting the 'ai' back in 'Aigis'.

BBS Signature
Lucky
Lucky
  • Member since: Nov. 13, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 08
Animator
Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 22nd, 2012 @ 02:58 PM Reply

@Lint

Happy birthday ya angry fuck :P

At 11/22/12 08:17 AM, TurkeyOnAStick wrote: Getting on board an Air New Zealand flight, not planning on jumping onto Lord of the Rings related jokes, when all of a sudden I'm greeted by this flight safety video.

Aigis, your country knows no shame.

Yeah my mate's the dwarf with the ipad in it :P Tourism is our biggest industry after all


My Artsy Thread
Current top 3 forum artists

Fersteger /Flowers10 / ZaneZansorrow

BBS Signature