A friend of mine

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by YM, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    Thats after about 1-2 hours work spaced out by people talking to me. The version i've got on my pc now is much bigger, I think that one is 25% of the size. I've worked into it much more and it generally looks better (with the exception of those few hairs infront of his eye, which have been taken out right now, I painted a skin tone over them so that I can then pain the hairs back in, but i've not painted the hairs in yet so it looks, well, 'odd')

    I used:
    Photoshop CS2
    An A5 graphics tablet (Wacom Graphire)
    A rather hefty photo as reference

    Method:
    Shrink photo to reasonable size
    Draw over photo basic shape
    Pick colour pallete from photo (what you see at the side)
    Hide photo
    Block in basic colour and shadows
    Workin detail

    I've got my brush set up with opacity and flow [I think] set to stylus pressure and brush angle set to sylus direction - I use a round brush but adjusted the shape so that its slightly oval, when painting TF2 textures I make it almost flat. I have one hand on the graphics pad and the other positioned on my keyboard ready to hammer in shortcuts like ctrl+z and [ and ] for changing the brush size. I know all the tool shortcuts: B for brush E for eraser, Z for magnifying glass alt(when in brush mode) for eyedropper. I also make use of the space bar to move around the image when zoomed in.

    Any questions/praise/critique/commets/elephants/skyscrapers/spam?
     
  2. Dox

    Dox L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    cool, but arent there filters that could have done that a little faster/easier?
     
  3. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    Nope, when you use filters you end up with something that looks rubish and machine made.

    And the whole point is practice so that I can paint things digitally without photo reference so using filters would just be plain dumb
     
  4. DragonFlame

    DragonFlame L1: Registered

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    nice job, this makes me feel bad. >.< good thing i cant draw in the first place. But how would you "paint" a texture? do you have any examples?